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    Attorney General William Barr offered his condolences Friday after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, praising her as leading "one of the great lives in the history of American law." “On behalf of the Department of Justice, I extend my deepest sympathy on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg," said Barr in a DOJ...
    In a Thursday piece for Salon, columnist Amanda Marcotte argued that Attorney General William Barr is actively planning new ways to help Donald Trump “steal” the forthcoming election. In particular, the writer pointed to reports that Barr is pressuring federal prosecutors to consider charges of sedition against individuals who have committed violent crimes at the...
    In an interview with CNN broadcast on Thursday, House Majority Whip James Clyburn slammed Attorney General William Barr for likening coronavirus lockdowns and stay-at-home orders to slavery, The Hill reported. During a Constitution Day celebration hosted by Hillsdale College on Wednesday, Barr said that state executive orders that have been imposed to contain COVID-19 are...
    Donald Trump’s attorney general has a novel perspective on the Department of Justice: That political influence in prosecution is a feature, not a bug. William Barr reportedly asked prosecutors to explore criminal charges against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan for allowing a police-free zone during civil unrest in her city. If true, this conduct would be...
    In a phone call with federal prosecutors last week, Attorney General William Barr suggested that individuals arrested during “violent protests” like those in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, could be charged with “sedition.” “Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors in a call last week that they should consider charging rioters and others who committed...
    (CNN)Democratic South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn got right to the point when asked about Attorney General William Barr's comment on Wednesday that lockdowns to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus were the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties" in US history "other than slavery."Speaking with CNN's John Berman on "New Day," the House majority whip...
    On Wednesday, during a Constitution Day celebration hosted by Hillsdale College, Attorney General William Barr railed against lockdowns and stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reported. The event’s host asked Barr to discuss the “constitutional hurdles” for banning church gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted the attorney general to argue that state executive...
    Attorney General William Barr claimed that, “other than slavery,” calls for a national lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic were “the greatest intrusion on civil liberties.” Barr spoke Wednesday as part of a Hillsdale College event recognizing Constitution Day, making several comments about the constitutional implications of coronavirus-related lockdowns. (RELATED: ‘Let Me Talk’: William Barr Lashes...
    Attorney General William Barr showed just how like Donald Trump he is on Wednesday night by lying while comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery. That is not an exaggeration of what he said or a translation of more veiled language. Speaking at Hillsdale College, Barr said that. Specifically: “You know, putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is...
    (CNN)Cutting down on greenhouse gases is a huge environmental goal, but if the world wants to get to net zero emissions by 2050, it will cost a staggering $1 trillion to $2 trillion a year. (But scientists warn letting the climate crisis go unchecked could be even more expensive.) Here's what you need to know...
    Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday evening “other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint,” coronavirus lockdowns were the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.” Barr’s comments came during a Constitution Day celebration at Hillsdale College, commemorating the date in 1789 when the Constitution was signed by the Framers in Philadelphia....
    Attorney General William Barr reportedly told federal prosecutors to consider charging violent protesters with plotting to overthrow the government, if they can prove it. Barr's advice came as he warned U.S. attorneys general in a call earlier in September that violent demonstrations might worsen as Election Day draws closer, according to the Wall Street Journal....
    (CNN)Attorney General William Barr expressed frustration with some local and state prosecutors' handling of riot-related crimes, telling top Justice Department prosecutors that he wants them to be aggressive in bringing charges related to protest violence, including exploring using a rarely used sedition law, according to a person familiar with the matter.Since taking office in 2019,...
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General William Barr has become one of the staunchest supporters of the President's campaign against mail-in voting. Speaking in Phoenix on Thursday, Barr continued to push false and negative narratives about mail-in voting. "There's no more secret vote, there's no secret vote," Barr said. "Your name is associated with a particular ballot. The...
    U. S. Attorney John Durham. There’s supposed to be a rule that the Department of Justice (DOJ) doesn’t make announcements concerning anyone involved in an election within 60 days of the election—a rule that James Comey absolutely disregarded with his last minute theatrics in the 2016 election. Considering the closeness of that election, there’s little...
    Federal prosecutor Nora Dannehy, who is a top aide in John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, has resigned from the inquiry, The Hartford Courant reported. “The short email was a brief farewell message and said nothing about political pressure, her work for Durham or what the Durham team has produced, according...
    The Justice Department's action is consistent with the expansive view of executive authority it has taken under Attorney General William Barr. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday defended the Justice Department's move to intervene in a defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump, even as experts were...
    Whereas near 9,000 have signed a petition to have Lawyer Normal William Barr faraway from Horace Mann’s Distinguished Alumnus listing, the elite faculty’s Alumni Board has not been swayed. Class of 2020 college students Jessica Rosberger and Kiara Royer — who started the petition in June after Barr reportedly had protesters forcibly eliminated in...
    While close to 9,000 have signed a petition to have Attorney General William Barr removed from Horace Mann’s Distinguished Alumnus list, the elite school’s Alumni Board has not been swayed. Class of 2020 students Jessica Rosberger and Kiara Royer — who began the petition in June after Barr reportedly had protesters forcibly removed in...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr strongly suggested during an NBC News interview on Wednesday night that there are more criminal charges coming in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal investigation of the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign. NBC News reporter Pete Williams asked Barr: “Okay, would you say—it’s unlikely that...
    Getty In an interview on the NBC Nightly News, Attorney General William Barr told journalist Pete Williams that the Department of Justice’s petition to take over President Donald Trump’s defense in a case where he has been sued by a woman accusing him of rape was “not particularly unusual.” Carroll accused Trump of...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr was in Chicago Wednesday touting success with Operation Legend to reduce crime in the city. But just one day earlier, police Supt. David Brown was the one taking credit for cutting crime. So who, or what, really gets the credit for making Chicago safer? Public safety is...
    Alex Henderson September 9, 2020 6:54PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. One of Deutsche Bank's most famous customers has been President Donald Trump, and Deutsche's activities —including its dealings with Trump — have been the subject of investigations by prosecutors as well as members of Congress. The German bank, Bloomberg News is reporting, has...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- US Attorney General William Barr said Operation Legend has resulted in hundreds of arrests in Chicago as he gave an update on the federal crime-fighting initiative Wednesday morning.Since the program launched in July, Attorney General Barr said more than 500 people have been arrested and 124 people have been charged with federal...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- US Attorney General William Barr said Operation Legend has resulted in hundreds of arrests in Chicago as he gave an update on the federal crime-fighting initiative Wednesday morning.Since the program launched in July, Attorney General Barr said more than 500 people have been arrested and 124 people have been charged with federal...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- US Attorney General William Barr said Operation Legend has resulted in hundreds of arrests in Chicago as he gave an update on the federal crime-fighting initiative Wednesday morning.Since the program launched in July, Attorney General Barr said more than 500 people have been arrested and 124 people have been charged with federal...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- US Attorney General William Barr will be in Chicago Wednesday morning to give an update on the federal crime-fighting initiative known as "Operation Legend."Since that program launched in July, federal charges have been filed against more than 100 people in Chicago. The operation is also underway in eight other cities across the...
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General William Barr made a series of false and misleading claims in a contentious interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.Barr also made additional claims that have not been proven or were lacking in context. Here are fact checks of some of his remarks. Russian interference in the 2020 electionBlitzer noted that the...
    "Civil Disorder" In 1968, as the nation was roiled by demands for racial justice, anti-war protests, and violent protests following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. protests broke out in over 110 cities. It was the year in which the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed, but it was also the year...
    Attorney General William Barr refused to be derailed during a testy Wednesday afternoon exchange with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer over mail-in voting. Blitzer and Barr clashed several times on the topic — which has become a regular sticking point as the United States rapidly approaches the first general election since the coronavirus pandemic struck — during...
    Two Trump administration Cabinet members, Attorney General Bill Barr and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said they believe that China poses more of a foreign threat to November’s election than Russia. During an appearance on CNN earlier Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr was asked about the threat posed by Russia, Iran and China to sow...
    Donald Trump’s reelection strategy has been clear for some weeks—destroy America’s great cities, including deliberately refusing to provide the systems needed to fight COVID-19—then point to the damage he’s done and blame “Democrat mayors.” It’s a strategy that plays directly to Trump’s rural—urban divide, and is inspirational … to people like Kyle Rittenhouse. To people who...
    Donald Trump’s reelection strategy has been clear for some weeks—destroy America’s great cities, including deliberately refusing to provide the systems needed to fight COVID-19—then point to the damage he’s done and blame “Democrat mayors.” It’s a strategy that plays directly to Trump’s rural—urban divide, and is inspirational … to people like Kyle Rittenhouse. To people who think...
    Attorney General William Barr condemned lawmakers who are pushing for expansive mail-in voting in the November election as “playing with fire” because it carries a threat of rampant fraud and could threaten the credibility of the vote. “This is playing with fire. We’re a very closely divided country here. And people have to have confidence...
    Attorney General William Barr dismantled CNN host Wolf Blitzer during an interview on Wednesday afternoon over the issue of universal mail-in voting. “Wolf, this is sort of cheap talk to get around the fundamental problem, which is the bipartisan commission chaired by Jimmy Carter and James Baker said back in 2009 that mail-in voting is...
    (CNN)Attorney General William Barr is appearing on CNN Wednesday afternoon to speak with Wolf Blitzer at a pivotal moment for the Justice Department two months before the election.Barr has been near the center of a political storm around civil unrest, especially in Wisconsin and Oregon, in recent weeks where civil rights protests over police killings...
    A Saturday report from The Intercept spotlighted the purported role Attorney General William Barr is playing in “weaponizing” the Department of Justice to help Donald Trump win reelection in November. In particular, the publication claimed Barr is using his power to attack Trump’s enemies and undermine voting for the benefit of the real estate mogul....
    Attorney General William Barr would be “vehemently opposed” to any push by President Trump to pardon Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor charged with leaking classified information. Snowden is a “traitor” that jeopardized the national security of the United States, Barr told the Associated Press on Friday. Snowden is currently evading prosecution...
    (Win McNamee, Getty Images) Attorney General William Barr told billionaire Rupert Murdoch to “muzzle” Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano for criticizing President Donald Trump, according to CNN host Brian Stelter in his new book Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth. The Guardian reports that back in October...
    President Trump and his top law enforcement chief appear at odds over the fate of whistleblower Edward Snowden. Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press he was “vehemently opposed” to pardoning Snowden —  days after Trump said he was “very strongly” considering forgiving the National Security Agency leaker. “He was a traitor and...
    President Trump and his top law enforcement chief appear at odds over the fate of whistleblower Edward Snowden. Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press he was “vehemently opposed” to pardoning Snowden —  days after Trump said he was “very strongly” considering forgiving the National Security Agency leaker. “He was a traitor and the...
    Attorney General William Barr is “vehemently opposed” to the idea, floated by President Donald Trump, of pardoning National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowed, The Associated Press reported. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, last week Trump suggested that he’s “looking very strongly” into pardoning the Booz Allen Hamilton contractor, who is a wanted man...
    David Edwards August 21, 2020 5:32PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Attorney General William Barr admitted on Thursday that he was aware that Steve Bannon was under investigation for fraud when he fired U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. Following Bannon's arrest...
    There’s no doubt that the arrest of the leaders of the We Build the Wall organization represents a huge embarrassment for the right. Included in those arrested so far is former Donald Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon, and on the board of the organization are a whole host of key Republican figures ranging from perennial...
    Law enforcement officers have made nearly 1,500 arrests, including 90 homicide arrests, and charged 207 individuals with federal crimes across 9 major U.S. cities since the Department of Justice (DOJ) rolled out Operation Legend in early July, according to a Wednesday statement from Attorney General William Barr.  The DOJ defines Operation Legend as “a sustained,...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday pinned rising crime in the United States on what he referred to as “revolving-door justice,” affirming that violence would be greatly reduced if only a few hundred felons were removed from the streets. “One of the problems we have in the criminal justice system now is revolving-door justice,” Barr stated...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday that 1,485 arrests have been made under “Operation Legend,” the Trump administration’s anti-violence crime initiative. Operation Legend — a law enforcement program started around six weeks ago — is currently underway in nine U.S. cities and has led to nearly 220 individuals being charged with federal crimes. “That’s more than 90 suspected...