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14 Feb 2020, 1:41 pm by John Floyd
  In effect, Attorney General Barr was asking Judge Berman-Jackson to not only give Stone preferential treatment but to give him unheard of extraordinary special treatment—something the attorney general is trying to secure in two other cases in which the president has a particular interest: the Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort cases. [read post]
14 Feb 2020, 1:15 pm by John Floyd
”   And it is this Michael Corleone-like president that Attorney General Barr has personally allied himself with and with whom the Attorney General has become politically subservient. [read post]
14 Feb 2020, 2:00 am by Christopher Tyner
”  In an interview with ABC News on Thursday, Barr said that President Trump’s tweets about Department of Justice criminal cases “make it impossible for [Barr] to do [his] job. [read post]
12 Feb 2020, 7:46 am by Hadley Baker, Elliot Setzer
ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare Mikhaila Fogel, Susan Hennessey, Quinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes argued that the Justice Department’s handling of the sentencing of Roger Stone and Michael Flynn gives reason to worry about how Attorney General Barr will handle allegations against the Biden family. [read post]
Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI regarding his contacts with Russian officials prior to the Trump inauguration, the special counsel’s office filed a sentencing memo suggesting a downward departure from the zero to six months of prison time recommended by the guidelines—meaning that Flynn would get no custodial sentence at all. [read post]
10 Feb 2020, 8:41 am by Kate Cox
Attorney General William Barr today made public an indictment (PDF) filed in federal court in Atlanta (where Equifax is based). [read post]
7 Feb 2020, 2:32 pm by fvanloon
[TF1] In his December 2019 report on the four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) applications and other aspects of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz noted that “[Bill] Priestap, Strzok’s supervisor, told us that ultimately he was the official who made the decision to open the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, and Strzok then prepared and approved the formal documentation, as required by the DIOG. [read post]
7 Feb 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
The memo said the FBI and all other divisions under the department’s purview must get Barr’s approval before investigating any of the 2020 presidential candidates. [read post]
5 Feb 2020, 12:11 pm by fvanloon
[TF1] In his December 2019 report on the four FISA applications and other aspects of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz noted that “[Bill] Priestap, Strzok’s supervisor, told us that ultimately he was the official who made the decision to open the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, and Strzok then prepared and approved the formal documentation, as required by the DIOG. [read post]
3 Feb 2020, 12:42 pm by Elliot Setzer, William Ford
Coast Guard; Michael Murphy, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs; and Marie Mak, the director for contracting and national security acquisitions at the Government Accountability Office. [read post]
2 Feb 2020, 11:48 am by Sandy Levinson
It is a cliche that it is often easier to slay messengers whose messages we find repugnant than to address who is sending the messages in the first place. [read post]
23 Jan 2020, 1:55 pm by Jennifer Stisa Granick
Regardless, President Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, has made this fight one of his signature issues. [read post]
21 Jan 2020, 9:01 pm by Michael C. Dorf
Writing last week in The Atlantic, Professor Garrett Epps criticized the memorandum for tacitly arrogating to Attorney General Barr and President Trump the power to declare a constitutional amendment invalid. [read post]
17 Jan 2020, 7:43 am by Amelia Koehn
(11/5/2019) Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton explains why Attorney General William Barr should take action against allegations towards former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the ongoing impeachment effort against President Trump. [read post]
17 Jan 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
Parnas said Trump was fully aware of his actions and added that Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr, and former national security adviser John Bolton were all aware of or involved in parts of the scheme. [read post]
16 Jan 2020, 10:23 pm by Jeff Richardson
  Barr wants Apple to come up with a way that the government can always access an iPhone, even if it is locked. [read post]
10 Jan 2020, 11:56 am by Jonathan Shaub
The second article of the House’s impeachment resolution charges President Trump with obstruction of Congress. [read post]