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13 Nov 2020, 2:00 am by Christopher Tyner
Justice Department, Richard Pilger, stepped down from that role this week in response to a memo from Attorney General William Barr authorizing federal prosecutors to investigate “substantial allegations” of voting irregularities in the 2020 election. [read post]
11 Nov 2020, 10:59 am by Benjamin Wittes
Attorney General William Barr sent a memo authorizing immediate investigations of election fraud “if there are clear and apparently-credible allegations of irregularities that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual State. [read post]
10 Nov 2020, 9:01 pm by Austin Sarat and Daniel B. Edelman
AG William Barr, breaking with venerable Justice Department traditions, is allowing federal prosecutors to investigate allegations of fraud in the voting and counting process before the election results are certified.While it seems implausible that any of Trump’s lawsuits would provide the Supreme Court with an opportunity to declare the election result directly or even effectively, other avenues for post-election mischief remain open.Conservative commentator Mark Levin made… [read post]
US Attorney General William Barr on Monday authorized US Attorneys to pursue allegations of voting irregularities relating to the recent federal election. [read post]
10 Nov 2020, 7:56 am by Yaya J. Fanusie
U.S. national security policymakers are working aggressively to push back China’s global market advance in 5G and artificial intelligence technology. [read post]
9 Nov 2020, 5:10 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
AP: “The Trump administration threw the presidential transition into tumult on Monday, Attorney General William Barr authorizing the Justice Department to probe allegations of voter fraud and President Donald Trump firing the Pentagon chief and blocking government officials from cooperating with President-elect Joe Biden’s team. [read post]
5 Nov 2020, 7:56 am
., Christopher Wray; the Attorney General, William Barr; the director of the C.I.A., Gina Haspel; and, even in the midst of the pandemic, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, Dr. [read post]
Just last month, a bipartisan group of lawyers filed a report with the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, alleging US Attorney General William Barr used his position to further President Trump’s re-election campaign. [read post]
2 Nov 2020, 10:31 am by Benjamin Wittes
Don’t look now, but as of Oct. 12, the United States may—and the word “may” requires no small emphasis here—have entered the last hundred days of Donald Trump’s presidency. [read post]
2 Nov 2020, 8:46 am by Quinta Jurecic
Both authors are writing to set the record straight—in Weissmann’s case, to establish the truth of the investigation’s conclusions in the face of repeated misrepresentations by Trump and Attorney General William Barr; and in Strzok’s case, to defend himself from years of vilification by the president and right-wing media over his text messages critical of the president, over which he was removed from the Mueller investigation and ultimately fired by the FBI.… [read post]
1 Nov 2020, 9:01 pm by Austin Sarat and Dennis Aftergut
On October 12, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in Washington and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, issued a 180-page report that included 12 stellar recommendations for reforming the Department of Justice in the wake of Attorney General William Barr’s leadership.Amy Klobuchar recently introduced in the Senate a version of the “Protecting Our Democracy” Act. [read post]
23 Oct 2020, 3:01 am by Scott R. Anderson
This post is part three of a three-part series on the legal process for selecting a president and the possibility of a contested 2020 election. [read post]
20 Oct 2020, 4:29 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Throughout the campaign season, Trump and other Republicans have promoted a false narrative of widespread voter fraud, which Attorney General William Barr, as the country’s top law-enforcement official, furthered in a September interview on CNN when he said someone in Texas was indicted for filling out 1,700 ballots for other people, which never happened. [read post]
20 Oct 2020, 3:19 pm by Allan Blutstein
Meadows says Trump did not order declassification of Russia documentsBy Morgan Chalfant, The Hill, Oct. 20, 2020White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Tuesday that President Trump’s tweets about declassifying documents related to the Russia investigation were not an order to declassify or release further documents.Meadows said in a sworn declaration in federal court that Trump’s tweets earlier this month instead merely referred to the authority given to Attorney… [read post]
20 Oct 2020, 1:16 pm by Lorenzo d’Aubert, Eric Halliday
Barr, 918 F.3d 558 (7th Cir. 2019) In Herrera-Garcia v. [read post]