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William Barr: 77th and 85th United States Attorney General
William Pelham Barr is an American attorney and the 77th and 85th United States Attorney General. Barr's second stint in the post began in February 2019 during the Donald Trump administration. He previously served as the 77th Attorney General from 1991 to 1993 during the George H. W. Bush administration.

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Flynn case to be reheard by appeals court [Video]

Flynn case to be reheard by appeals court

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday agreed to rehear arguments that could potentially lead to the reopening of the case against Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser...

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Barr fends off Democrats' attacks over protests [Video]

Barr fends off Democrats' attacks over protests

In a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr denied accusations by House Democrats that he is doing President Trump's bidding by intervening in high-profile cases and sending..

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Rep. Swalwell grills Barr on Stone commutation [Video]

Rep. Swalwell grills Barr on Stone commutation

When asked by Democrat Eric Swalwell about possibly investigating U.S. President Donald Trump for commuting Roger Stone, U.S. Attorney General William Barr responded, "why should I?"

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Barr 'abetted' Trump's 'worst failings': Nadler [Video]

Barr 'abetted' Trump's 'worst failings': Nadler

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler chastised U.S. Attorney General William Barr at a congressional hearing on Tuesday saying Barr "aided and abetted the worst failings of the president."

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'What enemies have I indicted?': Barr pushes back [Video]

'What enemies have I indicted?': Barr pushes back

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday defended himself in front of a Democratic-led House of Representative committee, denying accusations that he abused his power to help President Donald..

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Nadler to Barr: 'Shame on you' [Video]

Nadler to Barr: 'Shame on you'

During U.S. Attorney General Barr's testimony to the House Judiciary, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler says "shame on you" for the use of force on protesters in Lafayette Square in Washington D.C...

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Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to resign [Video]

Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to resign

[NFA] Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted last month as his office led a probe into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, told lawmakers on..

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Barr forms panel on 'anti-government extremism' [Video]

Barr forms panel on 'anti-government extremism'

[NFA] Attorney General William Barr on Friday ordered the establishment of a task force to counter what he called "anti-government extremists" committing violence as protests against police brutality..

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Pelosi Rules Out Impeaching Attorney General William Barr [Video]

Pelosi Rules Out Impeaching Attorney General William Barr

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representative won’t impeach AAttorney General Bill Barr. According to Business Insider, Barr is set to testify before the House in July. Two Department..

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Partisan tensions flare at House hearing on Barr [Video]

Partisan tensions flare at House hearing on Barr

U.S. House Democrats blasted Attorney General William Barr at a hearing on Wednesday over accusations he had improperly meddled in criminal cases and antitrust probes for political gain, but they..

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US Attorney General Barr To Testify Before Congress [Video]

US Attorney General Barr To Testify Before Congress

(CNN) Attorney General William Barr is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in late July, a Department of Justice spokesperson has announced. "The Attorney General has accepted an..

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135 Former SDNY Prosecutors Decry Ousting Of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman [Video]

135 Former SDNY Prosecutors Decry Ousting Of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman

135 former New York prosecutors rose up on Sunday in a letter of protest, to defend former US Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Berman was fired as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York on..

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Impeaching Barr a 'waste of time' -top Dem [Video]

Impeaching Barr a 'waste of time' -top Dem

U.S. Attorney General William Barr deserves to be impeached over the firing of a federal prosecutor whose office had been investigating President Donald Trump's personal lawyer but the effort would be..

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I'm not involved' -Trump on the firing of top Manhattan prosecutor [Video]

I'm not involved' -Trump on the firing of top Manhattan prosecutor

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday when asked by a reporter about the firing of Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said "I'm not involved."

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Barr says Trump fired U.S. Attorney who refused to resign [Video]

Barr says Trump fired U.S. Attorney who refused to resign

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday that President Donald Trump had fired U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan whose office is investigating Trump's..

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Facebook pulls Trump ad over 'hate' policy breach [Video]

Facebook pulls Trump ad over 'hate' policy breach

Facebook said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate. Gavino Garay has more.

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U.S. sues Bolton over publication of book [Video]

U.S. sues Bolton over publication of book

[NFA] The United States on Tuesday sued former national security advisor John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House that it said contained classified..

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Trump: If Bolton publishes, it's 'criminal liability' [Video]

Trump: If Bolton publishes, it's 'criminal liability'

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said if his former national security adviser John Bolton publishes a book about the Trump White House, he will have broken the law. Gavino Garay has more.

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William Barr: Trump's faithful protector – and a danger to democracy?

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William Barr was hungry. “Mr Chairman, could we take a five-minute break?” the attorney general asked Jerry Nadler of the House of Representatives’ judiciary committee. “No,” retorted Nadler,..
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Trump administration sends federal agents to three more cities

trump administration sends federal agents to three more cities
Washington, July 30 : The Donald Trump administration of the US has announced it’s sending federal agents to three more cities to deal with what it has called “violent crime”. Attorney General..
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Does Trump have the right to send federal agents to quell protests?

does trump have the right to send federal agents to quell protests?
President Donald Trump's decision to dispatch federal agents to cities to put down violent protests and make arrests has drawn a wave of criticism. Senate Democrats are proposing that the next..
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Fact Checking the Portland Protests: How Violent Are They?

Attorney General William P. Barr said protesters had used fireworks, Tasers, pellet guns and lasers to target federal officers in Portland.
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Fact Check: How Violent Are the Portland Protests?

Attorney General William P. Barr said protesters had used fireworks, Tasers, pellet guns and lasers to target federal officers in Portland.
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Barr, Nadler clash on federal response to unrest

Attorney General William Barr clashed with the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee over the federal response to unrest in U.S. cities. (July 28)  
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A direct threat to the country': Barr waging 'war' on Justice Department to protect Trump, top Democrat says

a direct threat to the country': barr waging 'war' on justice department to protect trump, top democrat says
Attorney General William Barr's leadership of Donald Trump's Justice Department represents "a direct threat to the country," House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Tuesday, accusing the AG of..
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Bill Barr to House lawmakers: Portland riots are 'an assault' on US government

Attorney General William Barr's testimony comes as part of House Democrats' investigations into alleged politicization of the Justice Department.
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Barr to Testify on Protest Response, Mueller Inquiry and Other Issues

The attorney general heads to Capitol Hill this morning to testify for the first time more than a year.
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Barr's House appearance, Emmy nominations, NFL training camps: 5 things to know Tuesday

Attorney General William Barr is expected to address a House committee, the Emmy nominations will be announced and more news to start your Tuesday.
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The unethical William Barr: 27 lawyers, 4 powerful allegations of dishonesty and deceit

Lawyers' complaint is shocking evidence of Barr's mendacity and a warning for us: He's America's most important public lawyer, and we can't trust him.
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Portland protests: US attorney general to condemn attacks on buildings

In congressional testimony, William Barr will defend sending federal security forces to the city.
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Barr to Testify on Capitol Hill for First Time in More Than a Year

The attorney general is expected to be pressed on a host of issues, including the federal response to nationwide protests and his handling of the criminal cases of Trump advisers.
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John Legend Isn't Happy About The Name of Pres. Trump's Federal Agent Surge Plan, At All

john legend isn't happy about the name of pres. trump's federal agent surge plan, at all
article-overlay-handle js-fitvids-content"> John Legend has had plenty of reason to beef with Pres. Trump lately. But on Wednesday (July 22) he found out what happens with administrations stop being..
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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sues William Barr for 'gag order'

Michael Cohen claims he was sent back to jail in retaliation for writing a book about the president.
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Barr Urges U.S. Companies to Resist Serving as ‘Pawns’ for China

The attorney general accused several companies by name of appeasing an authoritarian government to preserve access to a huge consumer market.
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AG Barr suggests China is 'stealing the future' as he pushes Trump administration's attacks on Beijing

Attorney General William Barr: China employing 'unlawful tactics' in pursuit of global supremacy
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Attorney General William Barr was once widely respected. Thanks to Trump, not anymore.

Barr's repeated interventions in the Justice Department in support of Trump's political goals have blackened what was once a sterling reputation.
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Top Manhattan Prosecutor Ousted by Trump Details Firing

Geoffrey S. Berman told House investigators about a tense meeting in a luxury hotel room in which Attorney General William P. Barr pressured him to resign and he refused.
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Geoffrey Berman to testify before House Judiciary Committee on circumstances of his firing

Geoffrey Berman was fired by the president last month following an extraordinary and highly public clash with Attorney General William Barr.
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Attorney General Barr shouldn't make unfounded claims about the dangers of mail-in voting.

The one thing most likely to undercut public confidence in the integrity of the ballot is the false narrative being peddled by the attorney general.
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U.S. Attorney Ousted by Barr Will Testify Privately Before Congress

The interview with Geoffrey S. Berman, the former top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, is part of Democrats’ inquiry into potential Justice Department politicization.
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Supreme Court clears way for federal executions to resume

Attorney General William Barr announced last year the federal government would conduct its first executions since 2003 using the drug pentobarbital
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Attorney General Barr creates task force to investigate anti-government extremists

The Justice Department is taking aim at extremist groups that officials said sowed chaos during protests over the death of George Floyd.
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Senate Panel Moves to Empower Justice Dept. Watchdog Over Barr’s Objections

Attorneys general have long sought to stop a proposed expansion of the authority of the department’s independent inspector general.
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Bombshell Testimony Against Trump and Barr

Damning testimony and election warnings. This is your morning tip sheet.
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Prosecutors accuse Barr and Justice Department of politicizing investigations

prosecutors accuse barr and justice department of politicizing investigations
(CNN)Two prosecutors in the Justice Department will ratchet up the criticism of Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday with remarkable congressional testimony accusing senior Justice Department..
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Fmr SDNY: Berman firing a 'fire alarm moment'

While the standoff between Attorney General William Barr and the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan has ended, one former Assistant US Attorney is unsure the story is over. (June 22)  
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For Barr, Standoff With Prosecutor Adds to String of Miscues

The attorney general has found himself at odds with the White House on high-profile issues in recent weeks.
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Trump fires prosecutor who refused to resign, says U.S. attorney general

trump fires prosecutor who refused to resign, says u.s. attorney general
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday that President Donald Trump has fired Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman, who refused to step down over unfinished..
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AP Top Stories June 20 P

Here are the top stories for Saturday, June 20th: Manhattan top prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr; Bolton can publish book; Thousands pack Trump rally amid fears it could fuel virus;..
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DOJ tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies

doj tries to oust us attorney investigating trump allies
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department moved abruptly Friday night to oust Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan overseeing key prosecutions of President Donald Trump’s allies and an..
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US attorney who oversaw prosecution of Trump allies steps down

Berman's sudden resignation is likely to raise additional questions from Democrats who have accused Barr of politicizing the DOJ and acting more like Trump's personal attorney than the nation's chief..
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US to resume federal executions after 17 years

us to resume federal executions after 17 years
Shares The United States will resume federal executions on July 13, after a 17-year stay, the Justice Department said Monday. There have been just three federal execution since the death penalty was..
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Trump says John Bolton's 'highly inappropriate' book could lead to charges

Trump said it would be Attorney General William Barr's job to issue charges, saying Bolton could be breaking federal law.
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U.S. attorney general orders execution dates set for four federal inmates

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions for four federal death-row inmates, the Justice Department said in a statement.
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Lawmaker quizzes Attorney General Barr on protest surveillance

A U.S. senator on Thursday urged Attorney General Bill Barr to provide an account of how surveillance technology has been deployed against Americans during protests over the death of George Floyd, an..
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Federal Arrests Show No Sign that Antifa Plotted Protests

Despite claims by President Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr, there is scant evidence that loosely organized anti-fascists are a significant player in protests.
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More than 1,200 former DOJ officials call for review of AG Barr's role in clearing protesters near White House

More than 1,200 former Justice Department staffers are calling for a review of William Barr's role in clearing protesters near the White House.
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Coronavirus was Paul Manafort's ticket home. Many other old, ill, nonviolent inmates are still in prison.

Attorney General Barr ordered vulnerable prisoners be moved to home confinement amid the pandemic. Advocates say many of them are still behind bars.
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Prince Andrew won't be extradited over Epstein investigation, says US attorney general

'I don't think it's a question of handing him over,' William Barr says. 'I think it's just a question of having him provide some evidence'
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Contradicting Trump, Barr Says Bunker Visit Was for Safety, Not an ‘Inspection’

The attorney general’s account stood in direct contrast to the version that the president offered last week when he suggested he had merely been looking the place over.
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Barr contradicts Trump's claim he went to the White House bunker to inspect it, rejects calls to defund police

Attorney General William Barr contradicts Trump's bunker claims and also says that defunding police departments is both "dangerous" and "wrong."
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No plans to extradite Prince Andrew to US as part of Epstein investigation – Barr

no plans to extradite prince andrew to us as part of epstein investigation – barr
Lawyers for Britain’s Prince Andrew on Monday hit back at claims that he was not co-operating with US prosecutors investigating the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, suggesting they were seeking..
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U.S. says no extradition for Prince Andrew over Epstein case

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday there were no plans to extradite Britain's Prince Andrew to the United States for questionining in the sex crimes case involving late financier Jeffrey..
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Attorney General Bill Barr Denies Nation's Police Are Systemically Racist

attorney general bill barr denies nation's police are systemically racist
Attorney General Bill Barr said Sunday that he does not believe that there is systemic racism in the nation’s police force, contradicting a staggering body of evidence that shows racial bias in..
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Barr Says There Is No Systemic Racism in Policing

The attorney general’s remarks, which mirrored those of other administration officials, came as the president was scheduled to meet with law enforcement officials at the White House.
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Congress must impeach Trump's enabler in corruption, oppression, Attorney General Bill Barr

Attorney General Barr is too dangerous to democracy and to the well-being of Americans to be left in place. He must be removed from office.
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Civil rights groups sue Trump over assault on peaceful protesters near White House

civil rights groups sue trump over assault on peaceful protesters near white house
The American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups are suing Donald Trump, William Barr and other federal officials over the assault on peaceful protesters near the White House on Monday..
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AG Barr defends clearing protest near White House, disputes claims demonstration was peaceful

"It was not a political act," Barr said of the visit where the president was photographed with a bible. "It was entirely appropriate for him to do."
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