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77th and 85th United States Attorney General

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William Barr: 77th and 85th United States Attorney General
William Pelham Barr is an American attorney serving as United States Attorney General since 2019, and previously from 1991 to 1993. He served as the 77th U.S. Attorney General from 1991 to 1993 during the George H. W. Bush administration, and returned to the post as the 85th U.S. Attorney General in February 2019 during the Trump administration.

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Attorney General Barr Attended 'Super-Spreader' WH Event, But Won't Self-Quarantine [Video]

Attorney General Barr Attended 'Super-Spreader' WH Event, But Won't Self-Quarantine

US Attorney General William Barr was potentially exposed to the novel coronavirus at a White House reception where attendees didn't wear masks. However, Business Insider reports Barr has refused to..

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US Attorney General William Barr Compares COVID-19 Lockdowns to Slavery [Video]

US Attorney General William Barr Compares COVID-19 Lockdowns to Slavery

Attorney General William Barr made the comments on Wednesday while onstage for an event at Hillsdale College.

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Seattle Mayor Says AG Barr's Call To Charge Her A 'Chilling' Abuse of Power [Video]

Seattle Mayor Says AG Barr's Call To Charge Her A 'Chilling' Abuse of Power

For months, Seattle has dealt with nightly protests. Some have become violent. Some have become deadly. Some protesters camped out and occupied the area outside Seattle police's East Precinct building..

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Barr compares coronavirus lockdowns to slavery [Video]

Barr compares coronavirus lockdowns to slavery

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday argued that coronavirus-related lockdown orders were the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties" in U.S. history "other than slavery."

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DOJ moves to defend Trump in defamation lawsuit [Video]

DOJ moves to defend Trump in defamation lawsuit

[NFA] U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday defended his office's intervention in a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused President Donald Trump of raping her, when it moved the case to..

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Did Bill Barr Defend Voter Fraud Allegations? [Video]

Did Bill Barr Defend Voter Fraud Allegations?

Bill Barr is the Attorney General of the United States. He recently gave an interview to CNN's Wolf Blitzer. During the interview Barr was asked about his resistance to mail-in-voting. Barr said that..

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The US government plans to file antitrust charges against Google today

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Photo by MANDEL NGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Attorney General William Bar has filed suit against Google for illegal monopolization of the search and ad markets, kicking off one of the largest..
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Third Justice Dept. Prosecutor Publicly Denounces Barr

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Trump’s “unmasking” investigation went nowhere, but the press made sure he didn’t come away empty-handed

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To the shock of absolutely no one, the Justice Department’s monthslong investigation of alleged Obama administration wrongdoing in “unmasking” Trump campaign officials whose identities had been..
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Trump expresses frustration with Attorney General Barr

CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" with a look at the latest on the Durham investigation and why President Trump has been lashing out at..
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Election Less Than a Month Away, Trump Leans on Barr and Pompeo for a Lift

The secretary of state said he would make Hillary Clinton’s emails public, handing the president a weapon to attack his political foes as the attorney general resisted his overtures to prosecute..
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Trump Pushed False Claims of Voter Fraud as Justice Dept. Moved to Investigate Matter

Former department officials from both parties have warned that under Attorney General William P. Barr, the department is slipping into a partisan morass it had long sought to avoid.
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Trump lashes out at Barr after realizing inquiry into Russia probe won't be public before election

President Trump has ramped up his criticism of Attorney General Barr as he seeks to make the origins of the Russia probe a major election issue.
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USA: Amnesty International delivers one million signatures calling for justice for George Floyd

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Amnesty International has delivered more than one million signatures from around the world to US Attorney General William Barr demanding justice for George Floyd, a Black man killed by police in..
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Judge halts Trump, Barr law enforcement report

The commission on "Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice" was helmed by Attorney General Barr.
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Federal judge halts work of Trump's national law enforcement commission after NAACP complaint

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1,600 former Justice Department lawyers accuse Barr of using DOJ to help Trump in election

In an open letter, former Justice Department attorneys expressed concerns Thursday that Attorney General William Barr is using the power of the agency to help Trump win reelection.
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Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr’s rush to politicize the handful of discarded military ballots in Pennsylvania (a battleground state)..
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Judge Scrutinizes Justice Dept. Request to Drop Michael Flynn Case

The judge has signaled skepticism about the legitimacy of Attorney General William Barr’s intervention to help a Trump ally.
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Barr has brought the D.O.J. closer to the White House than it has been in a half-century, historians say.


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Barr briefed Trump on a mail-in ballot inquiry, prompting fears of Justice Dept. politicization.


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'His abuses have escalated': Barr's kinship with Trump fuels election fears

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Justice Dept. Denies House Panel’s Request for Officials to Appear

The department cited what it called Democrats’ “scolding and insulting” of Attorney General William P. Barr at a contentious hearing in July.
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Justice Dept. Threatens to Withhold Federal Funds From N.Y., Seattle and Portland

Attorney General William P. Barr criticized the cities for their responses to protests against police brutality. Democrats called it an effort to help President Trump’s re-election campaign.
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U.S. Justice Dept weighs stripping federal funds from cities allowing 'anarchy'

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WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Department on Monday threatened to revoke federal funding for New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, saying the three liberal cities were..
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Covid 19 coronavirus: US Attorney General William Barr compares lockdown to slavery

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US Attorney General William Barr drew sharp condemnation on Thursday (US time) for comparing lockdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic to slavery.In remarks on Wednesday night at an event hosted..
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Barr under fire for comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery

Attorney General William Barr is under fire for comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery. Jeff Pegues reports.
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House Whip James Clyburn calls Barr's slavery comment the most 'God-awful thing I've ever heard'

Barr said Wednesday, "other than slavery," the coronavirus lockdown measures were the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history."
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Trump's unrestrained full partner? Attorney General William Barr echoes president in slamming DOJ

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Attorney General Barr criticizes Black Lives Matter movement

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Attorney General Barr urges federal charges against violent protesters

Attorney General William Barr is calling on U.S. attorneys nationwide to seek federal charges against violent demonstrators. He even suggested invoking the rarely-used sedition law, which can punish..
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Barr compares coronavirus stay-at-home orders to slavery

After slavery, Barr said stay-at-home orders were the "greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history."
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Attorney General William Barr brings up slavery when referring to quarantining during the pandemic

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Barr assails DOJ prosecutors, says some are "headhunters"

In a rare rebuke by an attorney general of his department's own prosecutors, Barr said they sometimes fixate too much on prominent targets and on "ill-conceived" political probes.
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William Barr takes aim at prosecutors inside his own Justice Department

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr took aim at his own Justice Department on Wednesday night, criticizing prosecutors for behaving as “headhunters” in their pursuit of prominent targets..
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Barr Told Prosecutors to Consider Sedition Charges for Protest Violence

The extraordinary suggestion came as the attorney general has emerged as a messenger for President Trump’s re-election campaign.
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In an interview, Barr warned of the U.S. going down ‘the socialist path’ if Trump is not re-elected.


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Now Trump wants Americans to pay for his defense in a rape-related defamation case

This is Barr's most egregious act and the logical conclusion of his campaign to remake the DOJ into Trump's personal, taxpayer-funded legal service.
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Barr says it’s normal for the Justice Dept. to defend the president in a defamation suit.


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White House Asked Justice Dept. to Take Over Defamation Suit Against Trump, Barr Says

The attorney general argued that the intervention was routine but did not say why the department waited 10 months to step in.
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FBI agent ousted by Trump accuses Barr of "political partisanship"

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Race to the White House: Trump has powerful ally for challenging mail vote

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Justice Department reportedly plans to file antitrust case against Google as early as this month

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AG William Barr says Jacob Blake shooting may have been justified

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More than 1,100 former Department of Justice officials are calling on Attorney General William Barr to step down. In a letter, former employees cite the department's recent intervention in the..
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The '60-day rule' for elections Barr may be willing to bend for Trump

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'False narrative': AG Barr rejects claims of an 'epidemic' of police shootings of unarmed Black suspects

Attorney General William Barr says the idea that there is an epidemic of police shootings of unarmed Black suspects is "a false narrative."
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President Trump pays controversial visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin

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