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Yet Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe is an overtly political actor who misrepresented intelligence, Attorney General William Barr has been similarly uncandid, and other officials have bowed to political pressure to mislead the public and Congress about election-related relative threats too. [read post]
18 Nov 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
For example, he railed at his most loyal yes-man, Attorney General William Barr, because Trump wanted Barr to arrest his political opponents—a classic move by autocrats who attempt to seize power illegally. [read post]
18 Nov 2020, 1:09 pm
Attorney General William Barr and his counterpart in Mexico, Alejandro Gertz Manero, said Mexican officials are now investigating former national defense secretary Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda and, "in the interests of demonstrating our united front against all forms of criminality," the U.S. [read post]
18 Nov 2020, 10:50 am by Anna Salvatore, Tia Sewell
The move granted an unusual request made by Attorney General William Barr, which prosecutors said was made out of foreign policy concerns. [read post]
On Tuesday, US Attorney General William Barr issued a joint statement with Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero that the US would seek dismissal of the US criminal charges against Cienfuegos so that he could be investigated and potentially charged under Mexican law. [read post]
17 Nov 2020, 10:23 am by Amy Howe
The dispute arose last year, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report on possible Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr. [read post]
Sixteen federal prosecutors sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, urging him to withdraw a recent memo about post-voting election irregularities. [read post]
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]