Tag Archives: Bill Barr

DOJ Okays Home Confinement For Elderly Prisoners

Bloomberg News reports: The Justice Department will allow more older, nonviolent federal inmates to be placed in home confinement in order to cope with rising coronavirus cases affecting the federal prison population, Attorney General William Barr said. Barr told reporters Thursday that he’s directed the Bureau of Prisons to increase the use of home confinement for elderly prisoners following infections …

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DOJ Seeks Emergency Power For Indefinite Detentions

Politico reports: The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a push for new powers that comes as the coronavirus spreads through the United States. Documents reviewed by POLITICO detail the department’s requests to lawmakers on a host of topics, including the statute …

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Australian Official Positive After Meeting Barr, Ivanka

USA Today reports: A senior cabinet member in Australia’s government who said Friday he is infected with the new coronavirus was pictured last week standing next to Ivanka Trump, Attorney General William Barr and other White House officials. Peter Dutton, who is Australia’s minister for home affairs, released a statement saying he has been diagnosed with the virus – COVID-19 …

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Federal Judge Rips Barr’s Handling Of Mueller Report

CNN reports: A federal judge Thursday criticized Attorney General William Barr for his handling of the Mueller report when it was released last spring, saying Barr’s early description of the report didn’t match the special counsel’s actual conclusions. Judge Reggie Walton asked if Barr’s actions were a “calculated attempt” to help President Donald Trump and opined the attorney general had …

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Justice Dept Creates New “Denaturalization” Division

Just in via press release: The Department of Justice today announced the creation of a section dedicated to investigating and litigating revocation of naturalization. The Denaturalization Section will join the existing sections within the Civil Division’s Office of Immigration Litigation—the District Court Section and the Appellate Section. This move underscores the Department’s commitment to bring justice to terrorists, war criminals, …

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Trump Officials To Speak At Christian Media Convention

ABC News reports: U.S. Attorney General William Barr will be a featured speaker today at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Tennessee. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Jay Sekulow, one of the attorneys who defended President Donald Trump during his impeachment trial, are also on the schedule. Barr’s afternoon presentation is part of a forum that will explore how …

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DOJ Spox Denies Report AG Bill Barr Might Resign

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General William P. Barr has told people close to President Trump — both inside and outside the White House — that he is considering quitting over Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations, three administration officials said, foreshadowing a possible confrontation between the president and his attorney general over the independence of the Justice Department. So …

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Federal Judges Call Emergency Meeting On Meddling

The Washington Post reports: The head of the Federal Judges Association is taking the extraordinary step of calling an emergency meeting to address the intervention in politically sensitive cases by President Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr. U.S. District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe, the Philadelphia-based judge who heads the voluntary association of around 1,100 life-term federal judges, told USA …

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Joe Biden Joins Call For AG Bill Barr’s Resignation

Mediaite reports: Joe Biden is joining the chorus of voices calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign. Over 1000 former federal prosecutors and DOJ officials co-signed a letter saying Barr should resign after the events of last week, particularly concerning the DOJ reversing the sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone. MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asked Biden if he would join those …

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Former DOJ Officials Issue Statement Blasting Trump And Barr Over “Autocratic” Actions In Criminal Cases

Posted last night on Medium: We, the undersigned, are alumni of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) who have collectively served both Republican and Democratic administrations. Each of us strongly condemns President Trump’s and Attorney General Barr’s interference in the fair administration of justice. As former DOJ officials, we each proudly took an oath to support and defend our …

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Barr Wades Into Flynn Case, Assigns Outside Prosecutor

The New York Times reports: Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to scrutinize the criminal case against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, according to people familiar with the matter. The review is highly unusual and could trigger more accusations of political interference by top Justice Department officials into the work of career …

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Trump: I Have The Right To Meddle In Criminal Cases

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump on Friday morning broke almost 17 hours of silence following ABC News’ exclusive interview with Attorney General Bill Barr, pushing back on Barr’s warning not to interfere in criminal cases, insisting he has the “legal right” to do so. Trump repeated what he’s said previously — including just this past Tuesday — that he …

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Bill Barr Pretends To Be Upset About Trump”s Anti-DOJ Tweets, Claims He Will Not Be “Bullied Or Influenced”

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General William P. Barr pushed back hard Thursday against President Trump’s criticism of the Justice Department, saying, “I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody.” In an interview with ABC News, Barr said the president’s highly critical tweets aimed at the department “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr said …

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Stone Case Meddling Sends Chill Through Prosecutors

The New York Times reports: To career prosecutors around the country, the Stone case raised new fears of what is to come. Until now, according to conversations with more than a dozen career lawyers in some of the 93 U.S. attorney’s offices, they had watched other divisions in the Justice Department execute significant shifts in response to Mr. Trump while …

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Lou Dobbs: Bill Barr Is Doing The Lord’s Work [VIDEO]

“Bill Barr is doing the Lord’s work, as well as that of this great republic. You know what? I heard that independent crap from James Comey. I heard it — let me tell you something, he works for the president of the United States. He works for the American people, he’s not independent by any measure. “He is the Attorney …

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Warren: We Are Descending Into Authoritarianism

The Hill reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a Democratic presidential candidate, said Wednesday that the country is watching a “descent into authoritarianism,” as she amped up her call for Attorney General William Barr to resign. “The whole notion that we have people in our Justice Department resigning because of Donald Trump’s inappropriate influence, and the attorney general overturning a sentencing …

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Barr To Testify Before House Panel On DOJ Corruption

Just in from the House Judiciary Committee: Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter signed by 23 Judiciary Committee Democratic Members confirming Attorney General William Barr will testify before the Committee on March 31st to address numerous concerns regarding his leadership of the Department of Justice and the President’s improper influence over the Department and our …

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Warren: AG Bill Barr Must Resign Or Be Impeached

The Guardian reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren becomes the first Democratic presidential candidate to weigh in on the justice department reversal in the Roger Stone case. Warren says attorney general William Barr is corrupt and calls for his resignation. She includes a harsh appraisal of Senate Republicans. “Donald Trump is shredding the rule of law in this country. His AG overruled …

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Graham Won’t Call Barr To Testify On Stone Meddling

Politico reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Wednesday that he will not call Attorney General Bill Barr to testify on the Justice Department’s decision to lower its sentencing recommendation for Trump associate Roger Stone. “He’ll come in as part of oversight, but we’re not going to call him based on this,” Graham told reporters when asked …

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Trump Congratulates Barr For Meddling In Stone Case

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump boasted that Attorney General William Barr was corrupting the Department of Justice to help out his friends caught up in the Russia probe. Four prosecutors abruptly resigned from Roger Stone’s case after Barr appeared to intervene and reject their sentencing recommendation, and Trump removed all doubt that his attorney general was involved in a …

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