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2 Nov 2021, 9:43 am by Cinthia Macie
The increasing consolidation has attracted scrutiny from the United States Department of Justice since 2019 (many have critiqued the DOJ’s involvement as animus from then Attorney General William Barr). [read post]
22 Oct 2021, 7:45 am by Peter Strzok
  If a chilling effect is what former Attorneys General Jeff Sessions and William Barr intended when they appointed Durham and several other U.S. attorneys to investigate and undermine faith in the FBI’s examination of the Trump administration’s foreign intelligence connections, then mission accomplished—at least according to the data I was reviewing when Sussmann’s motion was filed. [read post]
The committee proposes strengthening and systematizing the Justice Department’s policies and norms against conduct that might influence elections, in order to prevent high-profile actions that could undermine public confidence in elections—such as then-Attorney General William Barr’s November 2020 memo instructing prosecutors that they could conduct preliminary inquiries into election-related matters before the election was certified, which caused the director of… [read post]
8 Oct 2021, 7:38 am by Quinta Jurecic, Molly E. Reynolds
In July, the House select committee on the Jan. 6 attack started its work with a headline-grabbing hearing, featuring testimony from law enforcement officers present at the Capitol during the attempted insurrection. [read post]
5 Oct 2021, 12:23 pm by Bob Bauer, Jack Goldsmith
” In 1998, a bipartisan panel of luminaries—including Howard Baker, Griffin Bell, Lloyd Cutler, William Barr, Andrew Card, Lawrence Eagleburger and William Webster—criticized inspectors general as “congressional ferrets of dubious constitutionality. [read post]
5 Oct 2021, 10:24 am by Neil H. Buchanan
  But because Eastman actually is hypocritical, stupid, cynical, and instrumental, he apparently thinks that other people are all of those things, too.So Eastman is a hack, but there was an endless supply of hackery in the Trump years, including most of what former AG William Barr did up until the very end. [read post]
20 Sep 2021, 9:21 am by Benjamin Wittes
Attorney General William Barr appointed John Durham, lo these increasingly-many years ago, to investigate a supposed scandal inside the FBI: There had been an attempted coup, President Trump alleged, and Barr himself hinted that there had been an effort spuriously to investigate a candidate for president. [read post]
17 Sep 2021, 5:01 am by Jacob Pagano
Barr, the First Circuit vacated the BIA’s decision to affirm the immigration judge’s denial of asylum to Hernandez, and remanded to the BIA for further proceedings. [read post]
8 Sep 2021, 1:01 am by rhapsodyinbooks
And William Barr, who had done Trump’s bidding and had grossly mischaracterized the results of the Mueller Report for Trump’s benefit, finally refused (for whatever reason) to use the Justice Department to further Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud. [read post]
2 Sep 2021, 12:34 pm by Christiana Wayne
The report shows the chronologies of the Trump-era department’s efforts to obtain records from New York Times, CNN and Washington Post reporters to advance leak investigations, all of which had the approval of then-Attorney General William Barr. [read post]
17 Aug 2021, 6:24 am by Jonathan H. Adler
Back in 1990, liberal icon William Brennan retired from the Supreme Court, creating a vacancy for President George H.W. [read post]
16 Jul 2021, 12:00 am by Jim Sedor
Effort to Learn Source of Leaks for Post Stories Came in Barr’s Final Days as AG, Court Documents Show MSN – Devlin Barrett and Spencer Hsu (Washington Post) | Published: 7/13/2021 Newly unsealed court documents show the Justice Department under Donald Trump sought a court order for the communications records of three Washington Post reporters in the final days of William Barr’s tenure as attorney general in 2020, as prosecutors sought to identify… [read post]
14 Jul 2021, 11:23 am by Ajay Sarma, Christiana Wayne
The request, made a day before former Attorney General William Barr left office, also suggests the Justice Department may have felt that someone in Congress had communicated the details of Kislyak’s conversations with the press. [read post]
6 Jul 2021, 7:00 am by Bruce D. Brown, Gabe Rottman
Additionally, the 2020 demands were likely authorized after Attorney General William Barr installed a new prosecutor at the National Security Division in February of that year to “revive” certain leak investigations, so the 2017 anti-leak initiative appears to have flowed into the waning days of the Trump administration. [read post]
1 Jul 2021, 4:27 pm by Howard Bashman
“Attorney General Merrick Garland orders pause of federal executions; Thirteen people on federal death row were executed between July 2020 and January 2021 after then-Attorney General William Barr federal prison officials to carry them out”: Pete Williams of NBC News has this report. [read post]
28 Jun 2021, 6:03 pm by Howard Bashman
“America owes thanks to Trump’s lawyers — even William Barr”: George T. [read post]
27 Jun 2021, 12:27 pm by Tom Smith
Former Attorney General William Barr bluntly dismissed some of former President Donald Trump's election fraud allegations as "bulls***" in new interviews published Sunday in the Atlantic. [read post]
27 Jun 2021, 7:46 am by Howard Bashman
“Inside William Barr’s Breakup With Trump: In the final months of the administration, the doggedly loyal attorney general finally had enough. [read post]
27 Jun 2021, 6:05 am by Jonathan H. Adler
[An interesting report by Jonathan Karl on how and when AG William Barr rejected President Trump's absurd election fraud claims.] [read post]