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William Barr

  1. the national interest
    Trump Lackey William Barr’s Self-Serving AccountThe Republican former attorney general can’t hide his hackery.
  2. the national interest
    Barr’s Justice Department Launched Secret Attack on Trump Ally’s Twitter CriticA grand jury tried to expose a Twitter account for mocking Devin Nunes.
  3. politics
    Trump Repeatedly Pressured Justice Department to Help Overturn ElectionAfter DOJ leaders refused to file a Supreme Court lawsuit, Trump nearly fired the acting attorney general just days before the attack on Congress.
  4. swan songs
    Barr Pans Trump’s Coup Schemes in Final Press ConferenceThe outgoing attorney general reiterated that he is not onboard with some of the extreme measures the president has reportedly been seeking.
  5. the national interest
    William Barr’s Double Standard: Mueller’s a Crook and Trump Is InnocentThe FBI was wrong to investigate Trump even if it followed the law.
  6. the national interest
    William Barr Was Donald Trump, But With a BrainThe departing attorney general could never be quite corrupt enough to suit his boss.
  7. department of justice
    Trump: Attorney General William Barr Will Resign Next WeekBarr and Trump were closely aligned until after the election, when the AG refused to sign on to the president’s baseless fraud claims.
  8. the national interest
    William Barr Pressured the FBI to Launder Rudy’s Campaign DirtTrump’s laptop caper remains as ridiculous as ever.
  9. politics
    Rudy Giuliani Secretly Got Justice Department to Open Another Hunter Biden ProbeAttorney General William Barr ordered a federal prosecutor to take Rudy’s dirt from Ukraine. The FBI pushed back.
  10. death penalty
    Trump’s Last-Minute Execution Spree Has BegunThe lethal injection of Brandon Bernard is the first lame-duck federal execution since 1889. Four more inmates are slated to die before Trump is out.
  11. attorney general
    Bill Barr Is Reportedly Considering Resigning Before the End of Trump’s TermThe second AG has been the most effective administration figure to enable Trump’s authoritarian impulses, but he may not hang around until the end.
  12. contested election
    Even Bill Barr Is Contradicting Trump on Election FraudThis is another blow to Trump’s flagging efforts to contest his defeat.
  13. department of justice
    DOJ’s Top Election-Fraud Prosecutor Steps Down After Barr Jumps Into ElectionThe DOJ official overseeing election fraud stepped down hours after Barr authorized prosecutors to examine allegations of voting “irregularities.”
  14. october surprise
    How Trump and Barr’s October Surprise Went BustThe attorney general’s pressure on John Durham nearly blew up the investigation that the president hoped would help swing the election.
  15. the national interest
    Barr Tried to Charge Trump’s Deep State Enemies for the Russia Probe. He Failed.What if the Obama-Biden coup wasn’t real?
  16. the national interest
    William Barr Lays Out Terrifying Theory for Corrupting Justice DepartmentThe law is whatever Barr says it is.
  17. department of justice
    Barr Tells Prosecutors to Weigh Sedition Charge for Violent Protesters: ReportIt’s unlikely prosecutors could prove intent of such a charge, though threatening protesters with sedition could change the dynamic at future events.
  18. the national interest
    William Barr Not Sure If Trump’s Plan for His Supporters to Vote Twice Is LegalAttorney general appears unfamiliar with the law.
  19. doj
    Trump Wants to Cut Federal Funding to ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’ Including NYCThe president’s threat to defund Democratic cities if they defund the police is extremely unlikely to hold up in the courts.
  20. encounter
    ‘There’s a Need for Organizers Everywhere’Representative Pramila Jayapal on sparring with Bill Barr, Jeff Bezos, and Joe Biden.
  21. politics
    What Happened at Attorney General Barr’s Five-Hour House HearingBarr defended sending federal agents to Portland and other cities, and his heated exchanges with grandstanding Democrats yielded little substance.
  22. the national interest
    Judge: Justice Department Imprisoned Michael Cohen for Flipping on TrumpThe Trump criminal associates who stayed loyal got very different treatment.
  23. politics
    ACLU: Trump Admin Imprisoned Michael Cohen ‘for Writing a Book’Cohen was taken back into custody, after being sent home to finish his sentence, “in retaliation” for his book, the ACLU says in a lawsuit.
  24. death penalty
    The Capricious Execution of Daniel Lewis LeeThe federal government has put its first prisoner to death in 17 years. It’s still unclear why.
  25. executions
    Feds Restart Executions, Killing in Our Name During a Deadly PandemicAfter a 17-year hiatus on federal executions, the Justice Department had no good reason to execute prisoners this week.
  26. the law
    Bill Barr Is Eroding the Rule of Law. Don’t Let Him Get Away With It.After whistleblower testimony on the decay within the Justice Department, Congress and the American people must hold this administration accountable.
  27. the national interest
    Poor, Innocent Bill Barr Just Wanted to Give Trump’s Golf Buddy a JobA purge to protect Trump? Barr? He would never!
  28. rule of law
    Trump Fires U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman After He Refuses to ResignBerman, who has overseen many investigations of close Trump associates, had refused to step down in a dramatic standoff with Attorney General Barr.
  29. the national interest
    Barr Trying to Purge the Last Prosecutor Who Can Still Investigate TrumpThe window on Trump having to follow the law is closing fast.
  30. george floyd
    We Have Seen the ‘Outside Agitator’ and He Is UsThe forces behind our nation’s violent unrest — and unruly policing — are homegrown.
  31. the national interest
    William Barr Wants to Lock Up Trump’s Deep State Enemies, But Not Joe BidenThe AG triangulates between Trump and Robert Mueller.
  32. the national interest
    Barr’s Scheme to Exonerate Trump Crony Michael Flynn Just Hit a Brick WallFederal judge Emmet Sullivan has stood up to an extraordinary Justice Department plot to let confessed liar Michael Flynn go free.
  33. corruption
    Trump’s DOJ Says It Can’t Prove Michael Flynn Did the Crime He Confessed ToThe Justice Department dropped its case against the former Trump adviser Thursday, citing reasons.
  34. the national interest
    Barr Threatens to Sue States That Don’t Open When Trump SaysTrump’s favorite lawyer wants to enforce his claim of total authority over the states.
  35. the national interest
    Barr Praises Trump’s ‘Statesmanlike’ Handling of the CoronavirusThe Attorney General gives another bizarrely sycophantic Fox News interview.
  36. justice department
    Fed Judge: Barr Summary of Mueller Report Calls Into Question His ‘Credibility’A district judge will review all Mueller report redactions after determining that Barr’s summary of the report was “distorted” and “misleading.”
  37. authoritarianism
    President Trump Has Never Been More Dangerous Than He Is NowIn the aftermath of impeachment, Trump’s poll numbers have been rising in tandem with his assaults on democracy.
  38. department of justice
    AG Barr Could Resign If Trump Keeps Tweeting About DOJ Investigations: Report“He has his limits.”
  39. department of justice
    Over 2,000 Former DOJ Officials Call for Attorney General William Barr to ResignDepartment of Justice alumni are furious over Barr’s decision to intervene on the president’s behalf in the case of Trump surrogate Roger Stone.
  40. the national interest
    Barr Wants to Hide Trump’s Authoritarian Plans, But Trump Keeps ConfessingA president uninterested in theory never stops asserting his “absolute right” to destroy democracy.
  41. department of justice
    Attorney General Barr: Trump Tweets Make It ‘Impossible for Me to Do My Job’Barr complained about Trump’s comments on DOJ matters, though his reported intervention regarding Roger Stone lined up with the president’s interests.
  42. department of justice
    Attorney General William Barr to Testify Before House Judiciary on March 31Lawmakers want to know why Barr intervened in Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendations — and a whole lot more.
  43. the law
    We Now Have a Perfect Symbol of Trump and Barr’s Badly Damaged DOJThe actions of Trump’s newly installed U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., reek of political influence.
  44. the national interest
    Trump Congratulates William Barr for Eliminating Justice Department IndependenceThe Roy Cohn–ization of federal law enforcement is complete.
  45. department of justice
    William Barr Intervened to Ease Sentencing Rec for Convicted Trump Ally: ReportAttorney General Barr reportedly involved himself with Roger Stone’s case to lessen his sentencing recommendation.
  46. the national interest
    Lindsey Graham Implicates William Barr in Massive Scandal, on Live TelevisionBarr has “created a process” to let Trump’s private lawyer channel dirt to the DOJ?
  47. el paso shooting
    Don’t Give the El Paso Killer the Death PenaltyFederal hate-crime charges were announced against Patrick Crusius last week.
  48. the national interest
    Two Trump Lawyers Dismissed His Own Constitutional Argument Against ImpeachmentJonathan Turley and William Barr have said a president can be impeached for abuse of power. Oops!
  49. the national interest
    Barr Investigating Comey Again, Is Going After Trump’s Enemies One by OneThe pattern is selectively holding Trump foes to the highest standards, while sparing his allies.
  50. apple
    The Justice Department Wants to Unlock Your iPhoneThe feds are putting pressure on Apple once again to break iPhone encryption.
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