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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, 5:07 p.m.

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, 10:18 p.m.

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, 5:28 p.m.

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, 2:27 p.m.

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, 11:01 a.m.

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, 11:22 a.m.

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, 7:44 p.m.

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, 7:13 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Mueller frustrated with Barr over portrayal of findings

A Justice Department official says special counsel Robert Mueller expressed concern to Attorney General William Barr about how the findings of his Russia investigation were being portrayed


Hugh Hewitt: What comes after the Mueller report

The theater of the absurd of the past three years has reached an end for President Trump, his family and campaign team. It is the beginning of the end for …


Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller

A defiant President Donald Trump is unleashing tweets targeting former members of his administration who told special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators he tried numerous times to try to stop or …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Skewed Trump, Barr claims on Mueller report

President Donald Trump and his attorney general are distorting the facts when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the Russia investigation.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off Russia probe

For nearly two years, President Donald Trump and his allies sought to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, attacking investigators’ credibility and playing down their findings. As a redacted …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 1:54 p.m.

What you won’t see in the Mueller report

The special counsel’s Trump-Russia report will be out on Thursday for all to see. But not all of it.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 4:07 p.m.

Barr says ‘I think spying did occur’ on Trump campaign

Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he believes “spying did occur” on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled and aligning himself …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Redacted Mueller report to be released within a week

Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that he expects to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation report “within a week” as he defended his handling of …


Martin Schram: Trump’s gifted attorney general aims to please

Donald Trump’s new attorney general has gifted his boss with the one thing the president needed but couldn’t buy: Time.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Key findings coming next as Mueller wraps Russia-Trump probe

Attorney General William Barr was reviewing the special counsel’s confidential report on the Russia investigation Saturday to determine what should be made public after a nearly two-year probe that cast …


I wrote the special counsel rules. Barr can – and should – release Mueller report.

Absolutely nothing prevents Robert Mueller’s report from becoming public. Indeed, the relevant sources of law give Attorney General William Barr all the latitude in the world to make it public.


New attorney general in hot seat as Mueller report nears

William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long …


Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general

The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in …


Randall D. Eliason: Barr is right about releasing Mueller’s report

Lawmakers and commentators have expressed consternation over attorney general nominee William Barr’s refusal to commit to make Robert Mueller’s report public. But Barr is absolutely correct.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 4:10 p.m.

Trump’s attorney general nominee: ‘I will not be bullied’

Vowing “I will not be bullied,” President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere …