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UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Spike Lee on what’s different about these protests

It’s not the first time that Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” has been freshly urgent, but Lee’s 1989 film has again found blistering relevance in the wake of George …


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

AP Exclusive: Justice Dept dropping Michael Flynn’s criminal case

The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosecution that became a rallying cry …


Jay Ambrose: Barr was right; the left was wrong

It is a sign of our times that Attorney General William Barr tried to do something right and some illiberal liberals, including not a few in the media, decided that …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

As Trump ups attacks on Justice Dept, Barr remains in post

Even as President Donald Trump renewed his public attacks on the Justice Department on Wednesday, there was little outward worry from either end of Pennsylvania Avenue that Attorney General William …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Trump ignores AG Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ

President Donald Trump on Friday ignored his attorney general’s public request to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying he had the legal right to ask the agency to intervene …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Barr swipes at Trump: Tweets make it ‘impossible’ to do job

Attorney General William Barr has taken a public swipe at President Donald Trump, saying the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do …


US sending home nearly two dozen Saudi cadets after shooting

The United States is removing nearly two dozen Saudi military students from a training program and sending them back to Saudi Arabia following after an investigation into a deadly shooting …


Hugh Hewitt: Barr’s outrage at FBI warranted

When Attorney General William Barr sat down Tuesday for interviews with NBC News’ Pete Williams and the Wall Street Journal’s Gerard Baker, the attorney general’s argument was not with Justice …


James Comey: The truth is finally out. The FBI fulfilled its mission.

For two years, the president of the United States and his followers have loudly declared that the FBI acted unlawfully in conducting a counterintelligence investigation of Russia’s interference in the …


Watchdog report: FBI’s Russia probe justified, no bias found

The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, despite “serious performance failures” up the …


Barr doesn’t accept key inspector general finding about FBI’s Russia investigation

WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr has told associates he disagrees with the Justice Department’s inspector general on one of the key findings in an upcoming report – that the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Attorney general unveils plan on missing Native Americans

Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

AG Barr: Epstein’s death was a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups’

In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said after the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general continued to investigate, he realized there were a “series“ of mistakes that …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Trump denies he wanted Barr to publicly clear him

President Donald Trump on Thursday denied a report that he wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference to declare he broke no laws during a July phone …


Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader

President Donald Trump wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a news conference declaring that the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016

President Donald Trump recently asked the Australian prime minister and other foreign leaders to help Attorney General William Barr with an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe that …


Attorney General Barr books Trump’s hotel for $30,000 holiday party

Last month, U.S. Attorney General William Barr booked President Donald Trump’s D.C. hotel for a 200-person holiday party in December that is likely to deliver Trump’s business more than $30,000 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

Prosecutors challenge Barr’s bid to change immigration rules

Washington state joins challenge of Attorney General William Barr’s bid to give himself more authority in deciding whether to deport immigrants with criminal convictions.


House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship …


Barr: Mueller’s Hill testimony will be ‘public spectacle’

Attorney General William Barr on Monday accused Democrats of trying to create a “public spectacle” by subpoenaing Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Feds allocate $10M to combat violence in rural Alaska

Attorney General William Barr has declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska, clearing the way for the Justice Department to award more than $10 million to combat crime in rural …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

Trump stalks out on Democrats, demands end of investigations

President Donald Trump abruptly quit a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with them unless they drop their investigations in the aftermath …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Barr working with intel chiefs on Russia review

Attorney General William Barr is working with CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to examine intelligence methods used during the Russia investigation


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Democrats set contempt vote for Barr over Mueller report

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday scheduled a vote this week to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the battle between the Democrat-led House …


Marc A. Thiessen: The Barr hearing was much ado about nothing

If Shakespeare had titled Attorney General William Barr’s appearance on Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he would have called it “Much Ado About Nothing.”


Catherine Rampell: The worst thing Barr did this week had nothing to do with the Mueller report

The worst thing that Attorney General William P. Barr did this week arguably had nothing to do with possible contempt of Congress or the Mueller report. It had to do …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

House Democrats give Barr deadline for access to Mueller report

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has given Attorney General William Barr one last shot to accommodate lawmakers seeking access to a more complete version of special counsel Robert …


Eugene Robinson: Give Mueller the mic

Congress has a decision to make about impeachment, and voters have a decision to make about Trump. Hearing from Robert Mueller will inform those choices.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

Barr skips House hearing; Pelosi accuses him of lying

Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report, escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and President Donald Trump’s Justice Department. House …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Barr, Mueller trade barbs as Russia probe rift goes public

Attorney General William Barr defended his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report on Wednesday amid new revelations that Mueller expressed frustration to Barr about how the attorney general …