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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. apple
    The Justice Department Wants to Unlock Your iPhoneThe feds are putting pressure on Apple once again to break iPhone encryption.
  4. william barr
    William Barr Embodies the Conservative Surrender to TrumpIn his taste for partisanship, authoritarianism, and a politicized conservative Christianity, the attorney general reflects many strains of Trumpism.
  5. russia investigation
    Inspector General Finds Russia Investigation Wasn’t an FBI Witch HuntYes, Michael Horowitz says mistakes were made in pursuing a wiretap on Carter Page, but no political bias in investigating the Trump campaign.
  6. politics
    William Barr Is Trump’s Most Powerful LawyerThe Attorney General is exercising the full force of the Justice Department to defend a president in crisis.
  7. the national interest
    Barr: People Who Disrespect Police Should Lose Protection (Unless It’s Trump)Warning does not apply to criminal presidents.
  8. politics
    Attorney General Bill Barr Still Trusts Trump Over DOJ on Russia InvestigationBarr reportedly disagrees with the DOJ inspector general’s anticipated findings that the FBI was right to investigate the Trump campaign.
  9. death penalty
    Americans Are Souring on Capital Punishment. Will It Last?For the first time on record, Americans cite life imprisonment as their preferred punishment for people convicted of murder.
  10. criminal justice
    Trump and Barr Don’t Care About Victims. They Care About Their Right to Kill.Executions of federal prisoners are set to resume in December. Victims’ families have lined up to oppose them.
  11. ukraine scandal
    Bill Barr Refused to Publicly State Trump Did Nothing Illegal in Ukraine: ReportFrustrated by the behavior of Rudy Giuliani, AG William Barr reportedly refused to hold a press conference asserting Trump’s innocence in Ukraine.
  12. religion
    Attorney General Barr Preaches a Secular Law-and-Order ChristianityThere’s quite a contrast between the self-righteousness of Barr at Notre Dame and Barack Obama’s injunction to humility there ten years ago.
  13. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump’s Wrecking-Ball Impeachment DefenseHis brand is chaos. What does that look like when our very constitutional order is at stake?
  14. the national interest
    Report: Trump Bullies Giuliani in Private, but Rudy Can’t Quit HimAmerica’s mayor loses last tiny shred of dignity by becoming Trump’s lickspittle.
  15. the national interest
    Is William Barr Going After Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Enemies?Trump’s hatchet man appears to be sharpening his ax.
  16. the national interest
    The Ukraine Scandal Is Not One Phone Call. It’s a Massive Plot.Many people were involved in Trump’s scheme to turn U.S. foreign policy into a political weapon.
  17. guns
    White House Circulating Gun Proposal That Trump May Not SupportThe NRA is already denouncing the gun background-check bill that nobody in the Trump administration will openly embrace.
  18. gun violence
    Passing on Gun Reform, Trump Admin Wants to Expedite Executions of Mass ShootersDespite there being no evidence that such deterrence works.
  19. justice
    The Death Penalty Is a Farce. William Barr’s Plan Might Make It Torturous.Capital punishment in America is racist and punishes innocent people at unconscionable rates. William Barr’s plan to use pentobarbital makes it worse.
  20. death penalty
    Trump’s DOJ Brings Back Capital Punishment 16 Years After Last Federal ExecutionAfter three executions in the last 30 years, the Trump administration plans to execute five people in the next six months.
  21. 2020 census
    Trump Caves on Census Citizenship Question, But Hints at a Broader Fight AheadIt was a classic Trumpian retreat, disguised in a cloud of obfuscation, lies, and threats.
  22. mueller time
    House Democrats Strike Deal With DOJ for Mueller Report DetailsIn return, the House will not vote on holding Barr in contempt. It’s a truce, not a treaty, in the war between Democrats and the Trump administration.
  23. the national interest
    In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGAAttorney general insists the only norms being shredded are by people investigating Trump.
  24. mueller time
    Schiff–DOJ Deal for Mueller Documents Slows Down Impeachment MomentumNancy Pelosi may have obtained a temporary reprieve from pressure to initiate impeachment proceedings against a stonewalling president.
  25. the national interest
    Just This Week, Trump Has Already Committed 5 More Impeachable ActsAnd it’s only Tuesday.
  26. impeachment
    Justin Amash Becomes First GOP Lawmaker to Say Trump Should Be ImpeachedHe also criticized Barr for misrepresenting the Mueller report, and chided both parties for putting partisanship above the rule of law.
  27. the national interest
    How the Republican Party Built a Presidency Above the Law for Donald TrumpA legal doctrine of all power to the GOP, from Kenneth Starr to William Barr.
  28. mueller time
    Everything You Need to Know About the Latest Probe Into the Russia ProbeU.S. Attorney John Durham has been tasked with investigating the investigators — just like the DOJ inspector general and U.S. Attorney John Huber.
  29. mueller time
    White House Bans Release of Mueller Documents; Barr to Be Held in ContemptThe ongoing fight between House Democrats and the administration over disclosure of Mueller documents escalates.
  30. politics
    Democrats Schedule Vote to Hold William Barr in ContemptThe AG refuses to give Congress the unredacted Mueller report.
  31. the national interest
    Barr Has Protected Trump. His Next Step Is to Smear His Opponents.Barr’s handling of the Mueller report may only be the first step in turning the Department of Justice into a Trumpian weapon.
  32. fox news news
    Fox’s Chris Wallace Rips Network’s ‘Opinion People’ for Not Dealing in FactsWallace and Laura Ingraham were sniping back and forth all day.
  33. the national interest
    Barr: It’s Not Obstruction of Justice If the Obstruction WorksThe attorney general’s most insanely authoritarian argument.
  34. mueller time
    Comey Calls Trump a Devourer of SoulsThe former FBI Director dissects the gradual self-corruption of Attorney General Barr and other Trump servants.
  35. mueller time
    The Most Dramatic Moments From William Barr’s Senate TestimonyThe attorney general is testifying before the Senate about the Mueller report.
  36. the national interest
    William Barr Keeps Lying About Mueller, and People Keep Trusting Him AnywayThe Attorney General says Robert Mueller admitted on the phone he didn’t really blame Barr like he wrote. Uh, sure.
  37. russia investigation
    Read Attorney General Bill Barr’s Prepared Remarks Ahead of His Senate TestimonyOn Tuesday night, the attorney general released his opening statement regarding his controversial treatment of the Mueller report.
  38. mueller time
    Why Mueller Complained to Barr About the Spin on His ReportThere’s more evidence that Barr wanted to whitewash Mueller’s findings, and he’ll have to testify about it in Congress this week.
  39. mueller report
    Report: Barr May Bail on House Democrats’ Mueller Report HearingThe attorney general is threatening to skip Thursday’s much anticipated hearing. Democrats say they’ll subpoena him if he does.
  40. mueller time
    Mueller Report Failed to Move Trump’s Approval RatingsDespite Barr’s spin and the damaging evidence in the actual report, Trump remains an unpopular president — who could still win reelection.
  41. mueller time
    Mueller Report Subpoena Fight Is the First Skirmish in a Long War to ComeAmong other things, the House Democratic leadership needs to show an impeachment-hungry base it’s willing to fight.
  42. mueller time
    Trump Deserves Impeachment. But Should the Democrats Do It?Yes, Mueller seems to have provided an “impeachment referral.” But it remains risky and perhaps unnecessary this close to the 2020 election.
  43. the national interest
    Congress Should Impeach William BarrThe attorney general has proven himself an irredeemable hack at a time when the job demands independence.
  44. mueller time
    11 Areas of Obstruction of Justice Mueller InvestigatedMueller’s findings of fact about Trump’s behavior hardly seem “exonerating” at all.
  45. mueller time
    William Barr: Trump’s Obstruction Was Legal Because He Was Sincerely ParanoidTrump believed the Russia investigation was a “witch hunt.” Therefore, his attempts to undermine it weren’t obstruction of justice, Barr explains.
  46. mueller time
    Man Shocks America With Unblinking EyesRod Rosenstein didn’t move during William Barr’s press conference.
  47. mueller time
    Who Was the Bearded Man at Barr’s Mueller Press Conference?His name is Edward O’Callaghan, and he once thwarted an investigation into another Republican politician: Sarah Palin.
  48. mueller time
    What We Learned From William Barr’s Mueller Report Press ConferenceOnce again, Barr said the Mueller report found “no collusion” and that President Trump did not obstruct justice.
  49. mueller time
    Everything You Need to Know About the Mueller Report’s ReleaseThe Mueller report will come out after Barr’s presser, Congress will see a less-redacted version, and other late news about the long-awaited release.
  50. mueller report
    Remembering the Starr Report As We Await the Mueller ReportIt’s unlikely Mueller’s report will have the seismic impact of the dirty book Ken Starr put together, which 20 million people read the first two days.
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