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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 lawyer and government official serving as the 85th United States Attorney General, in the Donald Trump administration since February 14, 2019. He also served as the 77th Attorney General from 1991 to 1993 during the George H. W. Bush administration.

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U.S. AG Barr names new chief for troubled prison system

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday announced a new director for the U.S. government's prison system, seeking to impose stability on an agency that has been under scrutiny since the August..
Reuters - Published

Federal lawyers are accountable to ethics and the public, not Donald Trump and Bill Barr

Do the right thing and ensure that American justice is done without fear or favor. You'll be judged kindly by history and your fellow lawyers.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for William Barr


Barr To Meet With Senate GOP [Video]Barr To Meet With Senate GOP

Attorney General William Barr will meet with Senate Republicans on Tuesday. The meeting will take place at their weekly lunch, according to a source familiar with the planning. The gathering is..

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Trump ally Stone sentenced to 40 months for lying to Congress [Video]Trump ally Stone sentenced to 40 months for lying to Congress

Donald Trump's longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone was sentenced to serve 40 months in jail in a case that embroiled the Justice Department in political controversy and provoked the ire of the U.S...

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U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source [Video]U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, while the..

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Attorney General Barr considering quitting over Trump tweets: source [Video]Attorney General Barr considering quitting over Trump tweets: source

Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning. Barr is said to have been considering the option due to President Trump’s tweets about the Justice Department. Barr has told people close to..

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US Attorney General Considered Resi [Video]US Attorney General Considered Resi

A source said Attorney General William Barr considered resigning because of President Donald Trump. He didn’t like Trump’s interference with Justice Department matters, particularly his tweets..

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Convicted Trump ally Stone loses bid to delay sentencing [Video]Convicted Trump ally Stone loses bid to delay sentencing

A federal judge denied a bid by longtime Donald Trump friend Roger Stone to delay his sentencing, as Trump claimed again the political operative and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" was being treated..

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Former Justice Dept. officials call on Barr to resign [Video]Former Justice Dept. officials call on Barr to resign

More than 1,100 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his handling of the trial of a longtime adviser of President Donald Trump...

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Former DOJ Workers To AG Barr: Resign. Now. [Video]Former DOJ Workers To AG Barr: Resign. Now.

More than 1,100 former Justice Department employees have signed an online petition. Politico reports the letter urges Attorney General Bill Barr to resign. It also commends the four prosecutors who..

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Tumultuous week at Justice Department [Video]Tumultuous week at Justice Department

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has "the legal right" to interfere in criminal cases, capping a tumultuous week that raised questions about whether he is eroding the independence of the..

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Trump defends 'legal right' to interfere in criminal cases [Video]Trump defends 'legal right' to interfere in criminal cases

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has "the legal right" to interfere in criminal cases, capping a tumultuous week that raised questions about whether he is eroding the independence of the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:23Published

Pelosi: Trump comments on Stone are 'abuse of power' [Video]Pelosi: Trump comments on Stone are 'abuse of power'

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments this week weighing in on the trial of his longtime associate Roger Stone amount to political interference in the judiciary and are "an abuse of power," House..

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Barr On Trump: 'I Won't Be Bullied By Anyone' [Video]Barr On Trump: 'I Won't Be Bullied By Anyone'

US Attorney General William Barr called out President Donald Trump on Thursday. Barr's criticism followed the president’s attacks on the prosecutors, judge and jury in the trial of longtime adviser..

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Eyebrows Raised By Trump's 'Really Shocking' Meddling In Stone Case [Video]Eyebrows Raised By Trump's 'Really Shocking' Meddling In Stone Case

President Donald Trump’s post-impeachment acquittal behavior is casting a chill in Washington. Attorney General William Barr emerged Tuesday as a key ally in the president’s quest for vengeance...

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Trump thanks Justice Dept. for intervening in his friend Stone's case [Video]Trump thanks Justice Dept. for intervening in his friend Stone's case

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to say whether he is considering pardoning longtime adviser Roger Stone, who was found guilty last year of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness..

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Trump hails Barr for 'taking charge' of Stone case [Video]Trump hails Barr for 'taking charge' of Stone case

Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the head of the Justice Department for intervening on behalf of one of the president's friends and advisers who is facing sentencing after he was found guilty of seven..

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U.S. charges four Chinese military operatives in Equifax 2017 hack [Video]U.S. charges four Chinese military operatives in Equifax 2017 hack

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To counter Huawei, Barr says U.S. should back Ericsson, Nokia [Video]To counter Huawei, Barr says U.S. should back Ericsson, Nokia

Calling China the biggest threat to America, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the United States should actively consider putting its "financial muscle" behind Finland's Nokia and..

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Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Raising Pressure on William Barr

In lashing out at the prosecution of his adviser Roger Stone, the president once again disregarded the attorney general’s pleas to stop publicly commenting on individual cases involving his friends.
NYTimes.com - Published

Roger Stone Is Set to Be Sentenced in Case That Has Drawn Scrutiny

The sentencing is playing out against an extraordinary backdrop of upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and Attorney General William P. Barr.
NYTimes.com - Published

George H.W. Bush's Deputy AG: Barr needs to resign

A former deputy attorney general under President George H. W. Bush is calling on Attorney General William Barr to step down from his post after what he sees as an erosion of the Justice Department's..
USATODAY.com - Published

Should Facebook, Google be liable for user posts? asks U.S. Attorney General Barr

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need the immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued..
Reuters - Published

Trump Takes Up Call for Barr to ‘Clean House’ at Justice Dept.

With a series of retweets, President Trump kept up attacks on federal law enforcement agencies, despite pleas from the attorney general.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. Attorney General questions need to shield big tech from liability for user posts

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued..
Reuters - Published

William Barr has no plans to quit over Trump tweets - US Justice department

william barr has no plans to quit over trump tweets - us justice department
Attorney General William Barr has no plans to resign, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a post on Twitter. ......
WorldNews - Published

U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump's tweets about Justice Department investigations, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, while the..
Reuters - Published

Trump defends his social media use, Barr

President Donald Trump praises his use of social media and Attorney General William Barr as he heads to California on Tuesday. (Feb. 18)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump praises embattled Attorney General William Barr, says 'I do make his job harder'

"I do make his job harder," Trump said of Barr."He's a very straight shooter. We have a great attorney general and he's working very hard."
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump stands by attorney general who accused him of making job 'impossible'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has total confidence in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who last week said in an interview that Trump's tweeting habit had made it impossible for him to do..
Reuters - Published

Trump says he has total confidence in Attorney General Barr

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has total confidence in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who last week said in an interview that Trump's penchant for tweeting has made his job harder to..
Reuters - Published

Federal judges' group calls emergency meeting over Roger Stone case

federal judges' group calls emergency meeting over roger stone case
Washington — A national organization representing more than 1,100 federal judges has reportedly called an emergency meeting Tuesday to address the recent crisis that has engulfed the Justice..
WorldNews - Published

Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone

An association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting after Attorney General William Barr intervened in the case of Trump ally Roger Stone.
USATODAY.com - Published

Former DOJ officials call on Attorney General Barr to resign

More than 1,000 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his handling of the trial of a longtime adviser of President Donald Trump.
Reuters - Published

More than 1,100 ex-DOJ employees call for Attorney General Barr's resignation

The letter comes after a contentious week for the Justice Department, which already faces allegations of succumbing to political pressure.
USATODAY.com - Published

Fearful of Trump’s Attacks, Justice Dept. Lawyers Worry Barr Will Leave Them Exposed

After a week of tumult, some career prosecutors expressed concerns about political interference and the attorney general’s response to the president weighing in on the prosecution of an associate.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump, William Barr and Roger Stone made for a turbulent week at DOJ: Here's what you need to know

Stone's sentencing recommendation – coupled with Trump's critical tweets – caused a shakeup in the prosecution team and appeared to rattle the AG.
USATODAY.com - Published

Barr appoints outside prosecutor to review criminal case against Michael Flynn

The development caps off a controversial week for the Justice Department as the agency faces allegations of political meddling in criminal cases.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Ignores AG Barr's Request to Stop Tweeting About DOJ

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 in a criminal..
WorldNews - Published

The Critical Legal Theory of Bill Barr

the critical legal theory of bill barr
­­­­­­­Thursday afternoon, Attorney General William Barr appeared on ABC to demand that President Trump quit making him look bad. Trump's tweets, said the attorney general, "made it impossible..
WorldNews - Published

Barr says tweets by Trump make job 'impossible'

barr says tweets by trump make job 'impossible'
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe at President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying that the president's tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases "make it..
WorldNews - Published

Your Friday Briefing

William Barr, Coronavirus, Harvey Weinstein: Here's what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

Post-impeachment, House Democrats sharpen focus on Barr

post-impeachment, house democrats sharpen focus on barr
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats frustrated over the Senate’s acquittal of President Donald Trump are pushing their oversight efforts toward the Justice Department and what they call Attorney..
WorldNews - Published

US Attorney General laments his job is 'impossible' due to incessant Trump tweets

US Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday delivered a highly unusual public rebuke of Donald Trump, saying the president's tweets were making his job at the Justice Department "impossible."
France 24 - Published

William Barr's Interview With ABC: Key Excerpts

Facing a barrage of criticism from the president about the Justice Department, the attorney general offered a rebuttal on Thursday.
NYTimes.com - Published

William Barr: Trump tweets make my job 'impossible'

US Attorney General William Barr said he would not be bullied by anyone, including the president.
BBC News - Published

Barr: Won't be 'bullied' by Trump on Stone case; jurors appalled

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that President Donald Trump's attacks on prosecutors, the judge and jurors in the trial of a longtime adviser undermined the Justice Department's..
Reuters - Published

Connecting protesters to police shooting distracts from real issues of brutality, bias

De Blasio's statement follows pattern of Bloomberg, Barr. If legitimate needs of poor, minority communities remain unmet, protests against cops will continue.
USATODAY.com - Published

Barr tells Trump to stop tweeting about Stone case; juror calls it 'appalling'

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday pushed back against Donald Trump after the president's attacks on the prosecutors, judge and jury in the trial of a longtime adviser, saying Trump should..
Reuters - Published

After Trump’s Attacks on Justice Dept., Barr Says He Will Not ‘Be Bullied’

The attorney general said that the president’s attacks on prosecutors’ handling of his friend Roger Stone’s sentencing undermine the legal system and the Justice Department.
NYTimes.com - Published

Barr agrees to testify as Democrats question his leadership

barr agrees to testify as democrats question his leadership
WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next month, appearing for the first time before the panel as questions swirl about whether he..
WorldNews - Published

Ex-Starr Whitewater counsel: Barr threatens US justice by doing Trump bidding on Stone

Trump has long believed the Department of Justice exists to protect his friends and punish his enemies. What's new is that Barr is listening to him.
USATODAY.com - Published

Attorney General William Barr will testify before members of Congress on March 31

The letter says Barr will be questioned about "the misuse of our criminal justice system for political purposes."
USATODAY.com - Published

With DOJ's intervention in Roger Stone case, William Barr cements his role as Trump's defender-in-chief

Since taking over as attorney general a year ago, William Barr has taken virtually every opportunity to come to President Donald Trump's defense.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump hails Barr for 'taking charge' of Stone case as Democrats warn of purge

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised Attorney General William Barr for "taking charge" after the Justice Department asked for a lighter prison term for his long-time adviser Roger Stone,..
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Trump congratulates Attorney General Bill Barr for 'taking charge' of Roger Stone's sentence

Justice Department officials have denied that Trump played a role in their decision to reduce the sentence recommendation for Stone.
USATODAY.com - Published

US charges four Chinese military officers in 2017 Equifax hack

The United States has charged four Chinese military hackers in the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency that affected nearly 150 million American citizens, Attorney General William Barr..
France 24 - Published

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