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William Barr

  1. 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.
  2. the national interest
    Judge: Justice Department Imprisoned Michael Cohen for Flipping on TrumpThe Trump criminal associates who stayed loyal got very different treatment.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. george floyd
    We Have Seen the ‘Outside Agitator’ and He Is UsThe forces behind our nation’s violent unrest — and unruly policing — are homegrown.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. the national interest
    Barr Praises Trump’s ‘Statesmanlike’ Handling of the CoronavirusThe Attorney General gives another bizarrely sycophantic Fox News interview.
  16. 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.”
  17. 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.
  18. department of justice
    AG Barr Could Resign If Trump Keeps Tweeting About DOJ Investigations: Report“He has his limits.”
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. the national interest
    Trump Congratulates William Barr for Eliminating Justice Department IndependenceThe Roy Cohn–ization of federal law enforcement is complete.
  25. 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.
  26. 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?
  27. el paso shooting
    Don’t Give the El Paso Killer the Death PenaltyFederal hate-crime charges were announced against Patrick Crusius last week.
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. apple
    The Justice Department Wants to Unlock Your iPhoneThe feds are putting pressure on Apple once again to break iPhone encryption.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. the national interest
    Barr: People Who Disrespect Police Should Lose Protection (Unless It’s Trump)Warning does not apply to criminal presidents.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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?
  41. 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.
  42. the national interest
    Is William Barr Going After Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Enemies?Trump’s hatchet man appears to be sharpening his ax.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. gun violence
    Passing on Gun Reform, Trump Admin Wants to Expedite Executions of Mass ShootersDespite there being no evidence that such deterrence works.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. the national interest
    In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGAAttorney general insists the only norms being shredded are by people investigating Trump.
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