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17 Sep 2020, 8:22 am by Jon Brodkin
Enlarge / William Barr, US attorney general, center, arrives for a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., US, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. [read post]
17 Sep 2020, 3:33 am
"Said Attorney General William Barr at the Hillsdale College Constitution Day event yesterday.The NYT covered Barr's speech under the headline "Barr Defends Right to Intrude in Cases as He Sees Fit/The attorney general’s remarks scanned as a rebuke of career Justice Department lawyers who have questioned his level of involvement. [read post]
15 Sep 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
Yielded to Corrupt ‘Pressure Campaign’ Led by Trump” by Spencer Hsu for Washington Post National: “Devin Nunes’ Legal Setbacks Pile Up, but His Lawsuits Go On with Appeals and New Filings” by Kate Irby for Fresno Bee National: “Nora Dannehy, Connecticut Prosecutor Who Was Top Aide to John Durham’s Trump-Russia Investigation, Resigns Amid Concern About Pressure from Attorney General William Barr” by Edmund Mahoney for Hartford… [read post]
13 Sep 2020, 9:01 pm by Austin Sarat
In July 2019, when Attorney General William Barr first announced his intention to put five condemned men to death, the Department of Justice issued a statement explaining that doing so would bring “justice to the victims of the most horrible crimes. [read post]
11 Sep 2020, 2:08 pm by Howard Bashman
“Nora Dannehy, Connecticut prosecutor who was top aide to John Durham’s Trump-Russia investigation, resigns amid concern about pressure from Attorney General William Barr”: Edmund H. [read post]
11 Sep 2020, 7:30 am by Michelle Onibokun, Chuck Rosenberg
This is particularly concerning in light of Attorney General William Barr’s hints that the department may, in advance of the 2020 election, release material from U.S. [read post]
At a press conference on Wednesday, US Attorney General William Barr defended the move, calling it “a normal application of the law. [read post]
8 Sep 2020, 2:41 pm by Stewart Baker
[We need FISA reforms that protect against partisan misuse of intelligence ] It's been four years since the FBI began its national security investigation of the Trump campaign, and Americans remain deeply divided over the probe. [read post]
8 Sep 2020, 1:01 pm by Stewart Baker
It’s been four years since the FBI began its national security investigation of the Trump campaign, and Americans remain deeply divided over the probe. [read post]
7 Sep 2020, 10:04 am by Paul Rosenzweig, Vishnu Kannan
In short, President Trump has led a wrecking crew (aided and abetted by William Barr and Mitch McConnell) that has severely damaged American legal norms of behavior. [read post]
7 Sep 2020, 8:22 am by John Floyd
  Denying Systemic Racism, While Engaging in it   White nationalists, including the President and his subservient attorney general William P. [read post]
4 Sep 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
Barr Tightens Rules on Surveillance of Political Candidates and Advisers Washington Post – Devlin Barrett | Published: 9/1/2020 Attorney General William Barr imposed new rules tightening the use of government surveillance on political candidates or their staffers, a move likely to cheer conservatives who have long criticized how the FBI investigated the Trump campaign in 2016. [read post]
The memo directed Attorney General William Barr to publish a list that identifies state and local jurisdictions that “permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract these criminal activities. [read post]
1 Sep 2020, 12:49 pm by Alan Z. Rozenshtein
ABC News is reporting that Attorney General William Barr has removed Brad Wiegmann from his role as deputy assistant attorney general for national security, the Department of Justice’s top national security policy position—a role that Wiegmann has held as a career official for over a decade. [read post]
1 Sep 2020, 10:59 am by Anna Salvatore, Tia Sewell
  Attorney General William Barr announced new rules today limiting the government’s ability to secretly monitor political candidates and their aides, reports The Washington Post. [read post]