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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]
8 May 2021, 6:54 am by Tia Sewell
District Court for the District of Columbia, which chastised former Attorney General William Barr for his handling of the Mueller report in 2019. [read post]
7 May 2021, 12:30 pm by John Ross
Attorney General William Barr's advice for citizens facing overzealous law enforcement. [read post]
7 May 2021, 9:29 am by Bryce Klehm
On May 3, Judge Amy Berman Jackson released an opinion chastising former Attorney General William Barr for his handling of the Mueller Report in 2019. [read post]
7 May 2021, 4:00 am by Jim Sedor
Judge Blasts Barr, Justice Dept. for ‘Disingenuous’ Handling of Secret Trump Obstruction Memo MSN – Spencer Hsu (Washington Post) | Published: 5/5/2021 A judge accused the Justice Department and then-Attorney General William Barr of misleading the court and public to hide how he decided former President Trump should not be charged for obstructing Robert Mueller’ s Russia investigation. [read post]
6 May 2021, 6:48 pm by Allan Blutstein
Judge's decision on Barr memo puts spotlight on secretive DOJ officeBy Harper Neidig & Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill, May 6, 2021A small but powerful section of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is under renewed scrutiny after a federal judge tore into former Attorney General William Barr and ordered the DOJ to release a memo that let former President Trump claim he was exonerated by the Mueller probe.Critics of the Office of Legal Counsel… [read post]
6 May 2021, 12:23 pm by Joshua Braver
And during the Black Lives Matter protests this summer, then-Attorney General William Barr voiced support for charging certain “rioters” at the protests using the seditious conspiracy statute. [read post]
Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the US District Court of Columbia issued a summary judgement Monday accusing then-Attorney General William Barr of misleading the court during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. [read post]
5 May 2021, 9:00 am by Joy
#LegalTweetOfTheDay: Secret William Barr memo saying not to chargeTrump must be released, judge says via CNN News  - Garry J. [read post]
4 May 2021, 7:34 pm by Allan Blutstein
Schmidt, NY Times, May 4, 2021A federal judge in Washington accused the Justice Department under Attorney General William P. [read post]