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  • AG Barr targeted by House Dem’s impeachment resolution

    07/01/2020 3:30:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    A House Democrat who’s a frequent critic of the Trump administration submitted a resolution Tuesday calling for the impeachment of Attorney General William Barr. House Resolution 1032, filed by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, accuses the nation’s top law enforcement officer of using his job to pursue political goals. “Today, I introduced #HRes1032, which would authorize an impeachment inquiry into Attorney General Barr,” Cohen wrote on Twitter. “He has politicized the DOJ, undermined the rule of law, abused his power, obstructed justice & violated the first amendment. He is not fit to be Attorney General.”
  • How Michael Flynn’s Defense Team Found Powerful Allies

    06/29/2020 12:57:49 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | June 28, 2020 | Mark Mazzetti, Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — Sidney Powell, a firebrand lawyer whose pugnacious Fox News appearances had earned her numerous private phone conversations with President Trump, sent a letter last year to Attorney General William P. Barr about her soon-to-be new client, Michael T. Flynn. Asking for “utmost confidentiality,” Ms. Powell told Mr. Barr that the case against Mr. Flynn, the president’s former national security adviser who had pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I., smacked of “corruption of our beloved government institutions for what appears to be political purposes.” She asked the attorney general to appoint an outsider to review the case, confident...
  • Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Attorney General William Barr

    06/28/2020 6:17:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    NPR.COM ^ | 6/25/2020
    In an interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, Attorney General William Barr denied that the Justice Department is continually upholding the interest of the president, dismissed concerns about the firing of federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman and said he does not believe an election conducted mainly by mail can be secure. Steve Inskeep: Thank you again for taking the time. I'm appreciative to have this opportunity. Attorney General William Barr: Thank you. I want to note that in the last few days, there have been three acts of yours that have made the news, sometimes not for the first time. The...
  • Jim Jordan urges Jerry Nadler to use Barr hearing to look into Obama-Biden 'weaponization' of DOJ against Trump

    06/27/2020 12:45:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/26/20 | Jerry Dunleavy
    A top House Republican urged the chairman of the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee to use Attorney General William Barr’s planned July testimony as a chance to carry out oversight on the “weaponization” of the Obama Justice Department to target now-President Trump. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio sent a four-page letter to Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York on Friday, telling him he should take advantage of Barr’s appearance to look into the alleged misdeeds conducted during the Trump-Russia investigation. “The Attorney General’s appearance is also an opportunity for the Committee to conduct oversight of the Obama-Biden Administration’s weaponization of the...
  • Barr creates task force focused on 'anti-government extremists'

    06/26/2020 10:54:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 26 Jun 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Attorney General William Barr on Friday directed the Justice Department to form a task force dedicated to combating “anti-government extremists,” according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post, raising the stakes in the government’s response to nationwide protests. Barr argued in the memo that anti-government agitators had infiltrated peaceful demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism and “engaged in indefensible acts of violence designed to undermine ...
  • DOJ is overseeing 500 investigations into riots, Antifa: AG Barr

    06/26/2020 7:27:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    The U.S. Department of Justice is overseeing around 500 investigations into violent riots that have occurred nationwide in the last few weeks, Attorney General William Barr has said. Barr was a guest on an episode of the “Verdict with Ted Cruz” podcast, hosted by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and The Daily Wire's Michael Knowles, and posted on YouTube Thursday. When Knowles asked, “How do we restore order?” Barr explained that efforts were being launched at both the state and federal level, with the latter stepping up its efforts. “The federal government is best positioned to address this kind of violence...
  • Pelosi resists calls for Barr’s impeachment, saying the November election will be ‘the solution to many problems’

    06/25/2020 5:36:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 6/25/20 | John Wagner, Robert Costa
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday called Attorney General William P. Barr “contemptible” and “a mess” but stopped short of backing calls from some Democrats for his impeachment, suggesting the best way to remove him is to elect Joe Biden president. “One hundred and thirty-one days from now, we will have the solution to many problems, one of them being Barr,” Pelosi said during a Washington Post Live interview. Her comments came a day after a high-profile House Judiciary Committee hearing at which Democrats accused Barr of politicizing the Justice Department, including by intervening in criminal cases to the...
  • Joe Biden said John Bolton is a liar, Bill Barr is great and lots more

    06/25/2020 9:07:04 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-24-20 | DrJohn
    Joe Biden has said a whole lot of things over the years. democrats have a short and selective memory, so it would be a good exercise to recap some of his more entertaining moments during the last few decades Joe Biden said John Bolton is a liar Here's Joe Biden calling John Bolton a liar & says no Senator would even hire staffers if they were like Bolton. "Well, I don't want my lawyer and I don't want any lawyer saying something to help my case by lying, deliberately lying about my opponent."— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) June 18,...
  • Former Deputy Attorney General says William Barr poses greatest threat to our rule of law (barf)

    06/24/2020 12:08:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    C-Span ^ | 24/6/20 | XDAG Ayer
    Former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer: "I am here because I believe that William Barr poses the greatest threat in my lifetime to our rule of law and to public trust in it. That is because he does not believe in its core principle; that no person is above the law."
  • Seven big hints Barr has dropped about Durham’s investigation of the Russia investigators

    06/23/2020 8:51:02 PM PDT · by bitt · 46 replies ^ | 6/23/2020 | john Solomon
    Attorney General William Barr is bringing increasing clarity to the focus of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal investigation into the conduct of the Russia collusion investigators. In a series of recent interviews, the nation’s chief enforcement officer has dropped some big hints about what is under investigation, who is and isn’t being investigated, and what evidence uncovered by the Durham team is emerging as important. Barr also has suggested what events in the timeline are emerging as important in the 2016-17 effort to find dirt on President Trump and his campaign and transition team. Here are the seven most important...
  • Bill Barr Tears the Seamless Garment

    06/23/2020 2:59:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | June 22, 2020 | John Hirschauer
    Bill Barr Tears the Seamless Garment Executing child murderers does not make Bill Barr any less pro-life. Catholics, says Attorney General William Barr, “understand that only by transforming ourselves can we transform the world beyond ourselves.”Saccharine? Perhaps. But this remark from Barr’s now-infamous Notre Dame speech summarizes the faith of a man whose public Catholicism has for decades emphasized both sexual morality and personal charity. Discipline and virtue — words that read like dog whistles to modernists and other subversives in the Catholic hierarchy — are central to Barr’s faith. To Barr, Christ’s “yoke is easy” precisely because “taking...
  • Devin Nunes: 'We’re up to somewhere around 14 criminal referrals' to Justice Department

    06/23/2020 10:33:37 AM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/22/2020 | Daniel Chatain
    Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the panel, told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Monday their inquiry has turned up "many unanswered questions" they hope the Justice Department under Attorney General William Barr can work out. "We have recommended many criminal referrals now, I think we’re up to somewhere around 14 criminal referrals that we have now made to the Department of Justice," the California Republican said.
  • ‘They’re the original gig-workers’: Musicians financially impacted by coronavirus crisis

    06/23/2020 8:21:03 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 17 replies
    KDVR ^ | Jun 22, 2020 | Morgan Wright
    ‘They’re the original gig-workers’: Musicians financially impacted by coronavirus crisis WASHINGTON DC BUREAU by: Morgan Wright Posted: Jun 22, 2020 WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) ─ It’s a tough time to be a musician, with the coronavirus pandemic canceling concerts both big and small. With a lack of gigs for independent musicians, Mitch Glazier with the Recording Industry Association of America said the artists are not getting paid and are financially hurting. “They’re the original gig-workers,” Glazier said. Glazier is now asking for Congress to step in an help. “They did appropriately address creators and independent contractors in the CARES Act – the...
  • AG Barr says 'developments' in Durham investigation may arrive before end of summer

    06/21/2020 6:44:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Just the News ^ | June 21,2020 | Alex Nitzberg
    Attorney General Bill Barr during a Fox News interview with Maria Bartiromo said that there soon may be "developments" in Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. "In terms of the future of Durham's investigation, you know he's pressing ahead as hard as he can, and I expect that we will have some developments hopefully before the end of the summer," Barr said in the interview today. Durham's investigation has slowed as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis, the attorney general said. When Bartiromo asked about a grand jury, Barr declined to divulge whether...
  • UN Deletes Pro-Antifa Tweet After Massive Public Backlash

    06/21/2020 7:32:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/21/2020 | Kurt Zindulka
    The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has removed a social media post that defended the right of Antifa to “freedom of expression” and “peaceful assembly” after considerable backlash following a report from Breitbart News. The now-deleted post, which also displayed the far-left movement’s flag, said: “UN Human Rights experts express profound concern over a recent statement by the US Attorney-General describing Antifa and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists, saying it undermines the rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly in the country.”
  • Barr: Durham investigation got delayed because of pandemic, no grand juries, less travel for interviews

    06/21/2020 10:16:47 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 113 replies
  • Nadler: AG Barr Deserves to Be Impeached — But Senate Republicans Are Corrupt

    06/21/2020 7:25:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 21 2020 | PAM KEY
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) discussed the fallout from Attorney General Bill Barr’s dismissal of now-former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman. Nadler said, “I think it’s obvious that the Southern District has been doing with Giuliani, the Turkish investigation. We’ve seen a pattern of the president opposing, of Barr corruptly impeding all these investigations. So, this is just more of the same.”
  • Barr to Berman: You Won’t Resign? Fine. You’re Fired.

    06/20/2020 1:48:48 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 95 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Boom, again. – This afternoon, AG William Barr sent a scalding letter to SDNY U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, notifying him that, since he refused to gracefully resign when given a chance, he is fired. Here’s the letter: Image In case you can’t see the photo properly, here is the text: " " I was surprised and quite disappointed by the press statement you released last night. As we discussed, I wanted the opportunity to choose a distinguished New York lawyer, Jay Clayton, to nominate as United States Attorney and was hoping for your cooperation to facilitate a smooth transition. When...
  • Readout of Attorney General William P. Barr’s Visit with Boston and New York City Police Departments

    06/20/2020 1:36:21 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | June 19, 2020 | DOJ-Office of Justice Programs
    On Thursday, June 18, and Friday, June 19, Attorney General William P. Barr traveled to Boston and New York City to visit with leadership and members of each city’s police department.  In Boston, the Attorney General met with Commissioner William Gross and his leadership team.  In New York City, the Attorney General met with Deputy Commissioner Ben Tucker and other senior NYPD officials.  In both meetings, the Attorney General expressed his deep appreciation for, and importance of, the service and work of their departments and discussed policing issues that have been at the forefront of national conversation and debate.The...
  • U.S. Attorney General William Barr's letter to NY Attorney General Berman removing him from office effective today.

    06/20/2020 12:52:01 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/20/2020 | US Attorney William Barr