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    A federal prosecutor in Massachusetts has written an extraordinarily damning letter criticizing his boss, Attorney General William Barr, and accusing him of 'a dangerous abuse of power' and bringing 'shame on the department he purports to lead'. James D. Herbert acknowledged in his letter, published by the Boston Globe on Thursday, that few acting federal...
    (CNN)An assistant US attorney in Massachusetts is the latest federal prosecutor to criticize Attorney General William Barr, accusing the top law enforcement official of a "dangerous abuse of power" by politicizing his position and doing the bidding of President Donald Trump. "The attorney general acts as though his job is to serve only the political...
    A federal prosecutor has spoken out against Attorney General William Barr about his recent stances on the Mueller investigation and mail-in voting, saying that Barr has “brought shame” on the Department of Justice (DOJ). Assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, James Hebert, said that he believes Barr is politicizing his department and acting...
    It’s obvious to even the most dispassionate observers that Attorney General William Barr is operating the Department of Justice (DOJ) as an enforcement mechanism for Donald Trump. It was obvious when he urged federal prosecutors to charge Black Lives Matter protesters with “sedition,” and falsely called out American cities such as New York, Portland, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions.”...
    Travis Gettys September 26, 2020 7:08PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Legal experts are increasingly alarmed by Attorney General William Barr's efforts to help President Donald Trump win re-election. The attorney general has joined the president in attacking voting integrity and civil rights demonstrators, and he has described his role in...
    President Donald Trump listens to Attorney General William Barr speak to reporters in the Oval Office in July.Anna Moneymaker/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.In a rare move, a current Justice Department attorney is denouncing Attorney General William Barr for abusing federal power...
    A sitting federal prosecutor spoke out against Attorney General William BarrBill BarrHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Bipartisan representatives demand answers on expired surveillance programs YouTube to battle mail-in voting misinformation with info panel on videos MORE, saying...
    CNN’s Anderson Cooper offered up a wide-ranging at-times joking, at-times exasperated pushback on the Trump administration’s efforts to cast about the legitimacy of the 2020 election, taking aim at President Donald Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Cooper began with a long review of Barr’s comments delegitimizing...
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes opened his show Friday going off on the Justice Department and Attorney General Bill Barr over its handling of discarded ballots discovered in Pennsylvania this week. After President Donald Trump didn’t say if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, Hayes reacted to his “chilling” remarks by telling viewers,...
    Alex Henderson September 25, 2020 11:00PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. U.S. Attorney General William Barr has insisted that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, now a CNN contributor, was not fired for political reasons, but McCabe has maintained that the firing was, in fact, politically motivated. And a federal judge has...
    Former Solicitor General Neal Katyal sounded the alarm over the growing politicization of the Justice Department under Bill Barr, accusing the attorney general of turning the DOJ into a President Donald Trump’s de facto law firm. Katyal appeared on Deadline: White House on Friday, and reacted to the latest controversial move by Barr, who privately briefed...
    Is that where the Durham report is hiding? In the last two days, Attorney General William Barr’s Department of Justice hasn’t done too well in court. They’ve not just lost out on motions meant to stop lawsuits from Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok, they came just short of being laughed out of court.  But there’s...
    Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Department of Justice official who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel, also played a prominent role in editing an unseen Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo that laid out the DOJ’s legal rationale against charging President Donald Trump with obstruction. Heavily redacted emails obtained by BuzzFeed News’s...
    Former deputy assistant FBI director Peter Strzok during testimony before the House in 2018. If you’ve followed the story of the Russia investigation for any period at all, just the thought of Donald Trump talking about FBI agent Peter Strzok or attorney Lisa Page is enough to set your teeth on edge—if for no other reason...
    Every Democrat in the Senate has refused to say whether they support trying to impeach Attorney General William Barr or President Donald Trump before the election in order to block a Supreme Court nominee confirmation, an idea floated by several House Democrats. The Daily Caller contacted every Senate Democrat’s office asking them if they believe...
    Legal experts are increasingly alarmed by Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to help President Donald Trump win re-election. The attorney general has joined the president in attacking voting integrity and civil rights demonstrators, and he has described his role in the election in explicitly religious terms that show Barr believes he represents “moral discipline and...
    ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, has requested a temporary block on a ban of the app by the Trump administration. A U.S. judge has now ordered the federal government to defend the ban on Friday afternoon, or delay the blacklisting scheduled for Sunday. Bloomberg reports that ByteDance, the Chinese parent company...
    When Attorney General William Barr urged federal prosecutors to charge Black Lives Matter protesters with “sedition;” when he falsely called out American cities such as New York, Portland and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions;” when he took the unprecedented step of intervening in the sentencing and criminal conviction of Trump aides Michael Flynn and Roger Stone; and when he dispatched a U.S. attorney named...
    In the closing months of his first term in office, President Donald Trump has taken the public approach of a wannabe authoritarian, but with the private perspective of a MAGA internet troll. Over the past week, Trump declined to commit to a peaceful, orderly transition of power, no matter who wins the 2020 presidential election,...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr has insisted that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, now a CNN contributor, was not fired for political reasons, but McCabe has maintained that the firing was, in fact, politically motivated. And a federal judge has ruled that McCabe’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice can continue. McCabe, in...
    The main source used by former British spy Christopher Steele to compile a dossier that included salacious details about President Trump's ties to Russia was investigated by the FBI for suspicious contacts with the Kremlin, it has been reported. From 2009 to 2011, this source was the subject of a counterintelligence investigation for alleged contact...
    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Justin Jefferson is not used to losing, coming from college powerhouse LSU. His first two professional games with the Minnesota Vikings have been about as defeating as a player could experience in the sport. After going 34-7 in three years with the Tigers, who won the national championship in 2019, Jefferson...
    A sub-source used to compile the so-called Steele Dossier, a controversial opposition research document against then-candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor...
    WASHINGTON — The primary source of the controversial Steele dossier had previously been investigated by the FBI for contacts to suspected Russian-intelligence officials, according to information released by Attorney General William Barr. The new charge was outlined in a letter sent by Barr on Thursday to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose...
    WASHINGTON — The primary source of the controversial Steele dossier had previously been investigated by the FBI for contacts to suspected Russian-intelligence officials, according to information released by Attorney General William Barr. The new charge was outlined in a letter sent by Barr on Thursday to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose panel...
    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Justin Jefferson is not used to losing, coming from college powerhouse LSU. His first two professional games with the Minnesota Vikings have been about as defeating as a player could experience in the sport. After going 34-7 in three years with the Tigers, who won the national championship in 2019, Jefferson...
    The primary sub-source of Christopher Steeles opposition research dossier had been investigated by the FBI from 2009-2011 for suspected contact with Russian intelligence officials, according to Attorney General William Barr. "To me, failure of the FBI to inform the court that the primary sub-source was suspected of being a Russian agent is a breach of...
    The primary "source" of the anti-Trump dossier authored by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 for suspected contact with Russian intelligence officers, Fox News has learned Attorney General Bill Barr penned a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Thursday responding...
    Sen. Rand Paul sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr on Thursday, requesting that he take a look at the GOP-led investigation into the Bidens. The letter came after a report released on Wednesday by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Finance Committee detailed the business dealings of Hunter Biden, who was...
    A federal judge on Thursday denied Attorney General William Barr’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claiming he was “unlawfully demoted” and fired, Law & Crime reports. U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss sided with McCabe, saying on Thursday that he would allow the lawsuit to continue and establish a...
    Alex Henderson September 24, 2020 7:22PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Between the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest in major U.S. cities, huge anti-racism protests, bitter political divisions, a heated Supreme Court battle and President Donald Trump's ruthless voter suppression efforts, the United States' 2020 presidential election is turning out to be even...
    Fired FBI Deputy Director-turned-CNN contributor Andrew McCabe got some good news on Thursday from the federal judge presiding over his lawsuit against the DOJ: Attorney General Bill Barr’s motion to dismiss was denied. U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss, a Barack Obama appointee, said that he would set a schedule for discovery and further proceedings...
    U.S. Attorney John Durham is investigating the handling of the FBI’s investigation of possible bribery and pay-to-play at the Clinton Foundation as part of his broader inquiry of the Trump-Russia investigators, according to a new report. The New York Times reported Thursday that Durham “has sought documents and interviews about how federal law enforcement...
    Former President of the United States Bill Clinton with his wife, Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Stage during “An Evening With The Clintons” at Beacon Theatre on April 11, 2019 in New York City. U.S. Attorney John Durham’s controversial investigation into the origins of the government’s Russia probe is also...
    President Donald Trump met with Attorney General Bill Barr, Sen. Josh Hawley, and other State Attorneys General on Wednesday to discuss social media censorship. “At the urging of the radical left, these platforms have become intolerant of diverse political views and abusive toward their own users,” Trump said at the event. The president noted that...
    A recent report states that Attorney General William Barr remains unconvinced that a  recently announced partnership between the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok and U.S. companies Oracle and Walmart will safeguard user data from Chinese spying. Fox Business reports that despite the preliminary approval earlier this week of a partnership between the Chinese-owned app TikTok...
    The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) probe into the origins of the Russia investigation is also looking into how the FBI handled allegations of political corruption at the Clinton Foundation, sources told The New York Times.  Attorney General William BarrBill BarrHarris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle Hillicon Valley: DOJ proposes tech liability shield reform...
    U.S. Attorney John Durham. Robert Mueller’s investigation began on May 17, 2017. Less than five months later, Mueller indicted Paul Manafort and Rick Gates on 12 counts each, including conspiracy against the United States, fraud, and money laundering. At the same time, Mueller accepted the guilty plea of George Papadopoulos on a charge of lying to...
    Washington (CNN)John Durham, the federal prosecutor reviewing the FBI's Russia investigation for Attorney General William Barr, has sought information about the bureau's handling of the Clinton Foundation investigation, according to a report from The New York Times.Citing people familiar with the matter, the Times reported Thursday that Durham has pursued documents and interviews about how...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings are adding depth to the team’s linebacker roster following a season-ending injury of starting linebacker Anthony Barr. On Thursday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports the Vikings are signing former Denver Broncos linebacker Todd Davis to a one-year deal, per his source. Davis was a starter the past...
    The Vikings made a great signing by adding Todd Davis. Just when Minnesota Vikings fans thought that things couldn’t get any worse to start the 2020 season after Kirk Cousins’ awful game against the Indianapolis Colts, starting linebacker Anthony Barr was lost for the season with a torn pec. The silver lining to Barr’s injury...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings team is adding depth to its linebacker roster following a season-ending injury of starting linebacker Anthony Barr. On Thursday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports the Vikings are signing former Denver Broncos linebacker Todd Davis to a one-year deal, per his source. Davis was a starter the past...
    The Justice Department has sent legislation to Congress that would weaken the liability protections of tech platforms to prevent online censorship. The draft legislation targets Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that for too long “has provided a shield for online platforms to operate with impunity,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement...
    Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he believes the American public has misinterpreted the actual meaning of “separation of church and state" during a speech at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB). “Militant secularists have long seized on that slogan as a facile justification for attempting to drive religion from the public square and to exclude religious...
    Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday blamed the rise in "urban violence, drug abuse, and broken families" on "militant secularists" during the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, the The Washington Times reports. Barr said religion, the "foundation of a free society," has been "under siege by secularists" for 50 years, who want to replace traditional views...
    Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that there is no concept more misunderstood in American public discourse than the “separation of church and state.” Barr spoke at the virtual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Tuesday morning where he accepted the Christifideles Laici Award for “exemplary selfless and steadfast service in the lord’s vineyard.” The attorney general...
    President Trump will sign an executive order to protect babies born prematurely or after surviving an abortion, he announced Wednesday. “Today, I am announcing that I will be signing the Born Alive Executive Order to ensure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve,” the commander-in-chief...
    At a Tuesday press conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced that the agency’s Operation Legend has resulted in 3,500 individuals arrested and charged with federal crimes across the United States. Barr was joined at the press conference by Matthew Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, who announced the...
    Right-wing activists fling mud at Joe Biden's Catholic credentials as the 2020 election splits American Catholic voters in an unprecedented way. Attorney General William Barr received an award at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast this morning for Christian faithfulness, amid widespread condemnation by Catholic leaders...