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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]
25 Jun 2021, 4:00 am by Jim Sedor
Federal Judge Tosses Most Claims Against Trump, Barr and U.S. [read post]
24 Jun 2021, 8:53 am by Ajay Sarma
On June 21, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed several claims in the overlapping suits filed by Black Lives Matter, the American Civil Liberties Union and others against former President Donald Trump, former Attorney General William Barr and a number of federal and local officers and agencies for the forcible clearing of protestors in Lafayette Square on June 1, 2020. [read post]
22 Jun 2021, 1:11 pm by Ajay Sarma, Christiana Wayne
Judge Dabney Friedrich’s opinion established that federal officials, including former President Donald Trump and former Attorney General William Barr, could not be sued for damages in relation to the incident. [read post]
21 Jun 2021, 1:04 pm by Mark C. Niles
In October 2020, Judge Lewis Kaplan of the District Court for the Southern District of New York (a Clinton appointee) had rejected arguments put forward by the Justice Department, then helmed by William Barr, that the United States should be substituted as the defendant in the civil claim filed by Carroll. [read post]
14 Jun 2021, 11:49 am by Ajay Sarma, Christiana Wayne
Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin have also urged a Congressional investigation, weighing the possibility of subpoenaing former attorney generals Jeff Sessions and William Barr if they do not testify before Congress voluntarily. [read post]
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin have also stated that former attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions could be facing subpoenas if they declined to testify about the secret data seizures. [read post]
11 Jun 2021, 10:06 am by Ajay Sarma, Christiana Wayne
Though the records of legislators, aides and family members first seized under former Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not evince leaks from the committee to the media, William  Barr sought to resuscitate and maintain the investigation during his tenure as attorney general. [read post]
4 Jun 2021, 1:26 pm by Quinta Jurecic
This time, the dispute centers on an internal Justice Department memo—prepared in advance of the report’s public release—that could shed light on Attorney General William Barr’s decision to announce, misleadingly, that President Trump had not obstructed justice. [read post]
29 May 2021, 6:41 am by Matt Gluck
As we mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s killing, Lawfare authors considered the subject of police reform. [read post]
27 May 2021, 9:57 am by Matt Gluck
Bryce Klehm shared the 2019 memo released by the Justice Department this week advising then-Attorney General William Barr on how to manage the Mueller report’s description of potential obstruction of justice crimes committed by former President Trump. [read post]
26 May 2021, 10:33 am by Bryce Klehm
On May 25, the Justice Department released a redacted version of a 2019 memo that, according to the department, advised Attorney General William Barr on how to handle the Mueller report’s descriptions of possible obstruction of justice offenses committed by then-President Trump. [read post]
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday released a part of an internal memo that was used in 2019 by former Attorney General William Barr in his decision not to prosecute former President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. [read post]
25 May 2021, 11:36 am by Matt Gluck
District Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued an opinion earlier this month in which she said that she had reviewed the memo and that it demonstrated that former Attorney General William Barr deceitfully cited the document as showing that Trump had acted lawfully. [read post]
24 May 2021, 8:42 pm by Allan Blutstein
Biden DOJ to appeal court order to release Trump obstruction memoBy Harper Niedig, The Hill, May 24, 2021The Department of Justice is appealing a judge's decision ordering the release of a 2019 legal memo prepared for then-Attorney General William Barr in the wake of the Mueller investigation.In a pair of court filings submitted late Monday, the DOJ under Attorney General Merrick Garland said it would fight against the full release of the memo, but… [read post]
17 May 2021, 9:01 pm by News Desk
“What was meant to be a celebration for William and Kathryn has turned to despair with William still greatly impacted by his illness. [read post]
15 May 2021, 8:38 am by Allan Blutstein
 Nine Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Garland on Friday, asking the DOJ not to appeal the order from earlier this month, in which District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the department to release the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo and accused former Attorney General William Barr and DOJ lawyers of deception. [read post]