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  • Full Interview – AG Bill Barr Discusses IG Report and FBI Institutional Issues With Political Corruption…

    12/10/2019 5:57:28 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 31 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | December 10, 2019 | sundance
    U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr has sent the totality of the U.S. media into spasmodic fits of apoplexy today as he discusses the findings of the DOJ inspector general review of a highly corrupted FISA process. The Attorney General talks about how the FBI weaponized their official duty in an effort to carry out what seems to be a political agenda. Mr. Barr goes into detail with his thoughts on the current criminal review assigned to U.S. Attorney John Durham; and the unfortunate issues with a group at the top of the organization who politicized the FBI as an investigative...
  • Barr Dives Into the Culture Wars, and Social Conservatives Rejoice

    12/09/2019 5:08:00 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 8, 2019 | Jeremy W. Peters and Katie Benner
    ... Mr. Barr helped make the case for conservatives to shift to war footing against the left during a speech at Notre Dame Law School in October that was strikingly partisan. He accused “the forces of secularism” of orchestrating the “organized destruction” of religion. He mocked progressives, asking sardonically, “But where is the progress?” And while other members of the Catholic Church and Pope Francis have acknowledged that the sexual abuse crisis has devastated the moral authority of the church in the United States and is in part to blame for decreasing attendance, Mr. Barr outlined what he saw as...
  • The Left’s Revealing Overreaction to Attorney General Barr’s Landmark Speech

    11/25/2019 10:52:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 25, 2019 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Watching the hysterical reaction of the radical left—such as Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post—to Attorney General William Barr’s thoughtful, well-reasoned, important speech at the Federalist Society convention on the constitutional doctrine of the unitary executive is like history repeating itself. Liberals had the same overreaction to then-Attorney General Edwin Meese’s 1985 speech to the American Bar Association on the Constitution and originalism. Only someone as openly partisan and ill-informed as Marcus could possibly claim that a speech explaining the historical basis of the Founders’ views on the importance of a strong executive is “angrily partisan” and “scary.” So what...
  • Bill Barr says he'd take fight to restart federal executions to Supreme Court if needed

    11/21/2019 11:24:42 PM PST · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21 2019 | Vandana Rambaran
    Attorney General William Barr revealed Thursday he'd be willing to take the administration's fight to restart federal executions to the Supreme Court if necessary. Barr's comments to The Associated Press came after U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan ruled Thursday to postpone four of five scheduled executions for next month; the fifth already had been halted. The Trump administration appealed the decision. The government has put to death only three defendants since restoring the federal death penalty in 1988, most recently in 2003, when Louis Jones was executed for the 1995 kidnapping, rape and murder of a young soldier.
  • AG Barr’s Attack On ‘The Resistance’ Didn’t Go Over Well With The Left

    11/18/2019 4:21:28 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 68 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 11-17-19 | John Sexton
    The author provides the following from Bill Barr's excellent recent speech to The Federalist Society. Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they called “The Resistance,” and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver available to sabotage the functioning of his Administration. Now, “resistance” is the language used to describe insurgency against rule imposed by an occupying military power. It obviously connotes that the government is not legitimate. This is a very dangerous – indeed incendiary – notion to import into the politics of a democratic republic. What it means is that, instead...
  • Calls For Bill Barr’s Impeachment Intensify After He Slams Democrats

    11/17/2019 6:27:28 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 66 replies
    TGP ^ | November 16, 2019
    US Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday evening stood up for President Trump and the Executive Branch stating that Democrats are “using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the Executive Branch.” Mr. Barr spoke at an annual meeting at the conservative Federalist Society on Friday where he slammed the radical Democrat ‘resistance’ party that is currently attacking President Trump with every tool available to them. “As I said, the framers fully expected intense pulling between Congress and the Executive. Unfortunately just in the past few years we’ve seen these conflicts take on an entirely new character. Immediately...
  • Calls for AG Barr’s Impeachment Intensify After ‘Lunatic Authoritarian’ Federalist Society Speech

    11/16/2019 1:08:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | November 16th, 2019 | Colin Kalmbacher |
    Attorney General Bill Barr launched into an emotional tirade against “the left” at an annual meeting of the conservative Federalist Society on Friday evening. Now, lawyers and legal commentators are intensifying calls for Barr’s impeachment. Barr’s eyebrow-raising speech was widely-panned after a video of the following portion made the rounds on social media: Unfortunately through the past few years we have seen these conflicts take on an entirely new character. Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they called ‘The Resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning...
  • Barr to Announce New Initiative to Combat Violence Carried Out With Guns

    11/12/2019 11:32:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney General Bill Barr will announce a new Department of Justice initiative tomorrow called Project Guardian. Project Guardian, which will be implemented through ATF and overseen by DOJ, will focus on preventing "gun violence" in cities across the country. Barr will make the announcement and detail the project Wednesday from downtown Memphis. He will be joined by ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant and ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Nashville Field Division Marcus Watson. In the meantime, President Trump's DOJ has been setting records for prosecutions against felony...
  • “I Caught the Swamp. I Caught Them All. Let’s See What Happens!”–President Trump Drops a Bombshell*

    11/09/2019 4:20:20 PM PST · by Syncro · 139 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 8, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    For months there were rumblings that Inspector General Horowitz was going to release his report anytime on his investigation of FISA Court abuse during the 2016 election and into 2017. And for months that news was delayed. In May Attorney General Bill Barr appointed John Durham to review the origins of the Russia inquiry and the FBI’s surveillance activities.
  • HERE WE GO: Dem Senators Seek Docs on Trump’s Alleged Request For Bill Barr to Hold Press Conf

    11/09/2019 7:53:56 PM PST · by bitt · 33 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 11/9/2019 | Christina Laila
    The Democrats believe that Trump, who is the president of the executive branch, is not allowed to discuss anything with the US Attorney General without their permission. Senate Democrats are now seeking documents over an alleged request by Trump for US Attorney General Bill Barr to hold a press conference to clear him of any wrongdoing with Ukraine. The Washington Post earlier this week reported that President Trump asked Bill Barr to hold a presser clearing him of wrongdoing and affirm that no laws were broken during his July 25 phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Bill Barr was...
  • The Walls are Closing In — but Not on Trump

    10/29/2019 6:58:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/29/2019 | Brian Joondeph
    Democrats and their media propaganda arm have been telling us since President Trump took office that “The walls are closing in.” First it was the Mueller investigation, then every fake news story from the media, from Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen being in Prague to Don Jr. calling his father about the Trump Tower entrapment meeting with some Russians.Every “bombshell” revelation about Stormy Daniels or Omarosa meant that “the walls are closing in.” Mueller’s report, despite the best efforts of Andrew Weissman and his merry band of partisans, was a dud. As was the Ukraine phone call, with whistleblowers and Rep....
  • Barr defends Durham probe, rips Comey FBI for ‘failure of leadership’

    10/28/2019 10:48:57 AM PDT · by billorites · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 28, 2019 | Jake Gibson & Ronn Blizter
    Attorney General Bill Barr, in an interview with Fox News, defended the independence and integrity of the politically contentious probe being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham into the handling of the Russia investigation – while taking a swipe at James Comey’s past leadership of the FBI. Fox News reported last week that the probe into the 2016 origins of the Russia meddling case has escalated from a review to a criminal investigation, a development that spurred Democratic claims that the department was becoming a tool for President Trump’s “political revenge.” Barr, speaking Monday to Fox News on the sidelines...
  • James Comey on DOJ Criminal Probe: ‘I’m Not Worried About a Single Thing’

    10/27/2019 5:29:18 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 October 2019 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    JAMES COMEY: I’ve seen no indication that he’s been able to let go of this notion that he sees the intelligence community’s findings as some sort of attack on his legitimacy as president. -snip- I was deeply concerned with some things he said early on about using the word “spying” and saying “their things just don’t make sense.” At the time I said, “that’s not how the pros operate.” If there’s a reason to investigate something, you shut up and try to gather the facts .... I still feel that way. I don’t know what they’re looking at. I’m not...
  • Mark Levin source: McCabe turns down Durham plea agreement

    10/25/2019 4:29:10 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 141 replies
    Andrew McCabe was offered a pre-indictment plea agreement and turned it down. So US attorney Durham has impaneled a grand jury.
  • Republicans in Congress take the reins in impeachment defense amid damaging testimony for Trump

    10/24/2019 3:41:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 24, 2019 | Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju, Lauren Fox and Phil Mattingly
    Faced with a barrage of damaging headlines for President Donald Trump stemming from impeachment inquiry testimony, congressional Republicans are beginning to coalesce around a strategy aimed at discrediting key witnesses and taking a more confrontational stance against the Democratic-led impeachment process. Republicans on Thursday ramped up their skepticism of the testimony delivered by US diplomat Bill Taylor — which undercut White House claims Ukraine aid wasn't tied to an investigation that could help him politically — and the Senate's No. 2 Republican Sen. John Thune walked back earlier concerns he expressed about Taylor's opening statement. Republicans in the Senate have...
  • Graham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry

    10/22/2019 8:05:46 PM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/19 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is planning to introduce a resolution condemning the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry process, and argued that any articles should be dismissed in the Senate without a trial. "This resolution puts the Senate on record condemning the House. ...Here's the point of the resolution: Any impeachment vote based on this process, to me, is illegitimate, is unconstitutional, and should be dismissed in the Senate without a trial," Graham told Fox News's Sean Hannity.
  • Watchdog Refuses to Confirm Investigations as Leaky Intel Community Spills Secrets

    10/24/2019 6:14:40 PM PDT · by Cboldt · 15 replies
    Senator Grasley Press Release ^ | October 23, 2019 | Charles E. Grassley
    Oct 24, 2019 Citing string of classified leaks, Grassley & Johnson call for public accountability WASHINGTON - The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) is again refusing to provide any assurances that a steady stream of sensitive and classified leaks from the nation's intelligence personnel are being investigated. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) are voicing concern that the ICIG's failure to assure the public of any efforts to investigate the leaks will further erode public trust in critical intelligence agencies. In a letter to ICIG Michael Atkinson,...
  • GOP reveals new Strzok texts concerning 'crescendo of leaks,' demands watchdog investigate

    10/24/2019 6:35:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 24 October 2019 | Gregg Re, Brooke Singman
    Top Republicans on Wednesday demanded that Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson explain why the watchdog hasn't said if it's investigating "a number of leaks of highly sensitive information" in recent years -- and released several previously unpublished texts and emails from since-fired FBI agent Peter Strzok. The Republicans' letter came as reports emerged that U.S. Attorney John Durham's comprehensive, ongoing probe into potential FBI and DOJ misconduct has transitioned into a full-fledged criminal investigation, enabling Durham to subpoena witnesses and file charges. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz also announced on Thursday that his separate comprehensive review...
  • Durham's probe into possible FBI misconduct expanded based on new evidence, sources say

    10/24/2019 6:37:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2019 | Gregg Re, Catherine Herridge
    U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the FBI's 2016 Russia probe has expanded based on new evidence uncovered during a recent trip to Rome with Attorney General Bill Barr, sources told Fox News on Tuesday. The sources said Durham was "very interested" to question former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan, an anti-Trump critic who recently dismissed the idea. The two Obama administration officials were at the helm when the unverified and largely discredited Steele dossier, written by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic...
  • Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation

    10/24/2019 5:27:57 PM PDT · by John W · 144 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 24, 2019 | Benner & Goldman
    WASHINGTON — For more than two years, President Trump has repeatedly attacked the Russia investigation, portraying it as a hoax and illegal even months after the special counsel closed it. Now, Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into how it all began. Justice Department officials have shifted an administrative review of the Russia investigation closely overseen by Attorney General William P. Barr to a criminal inquiry, according to two people familiar with the matter. The move gives the prosecutor running it, John H. Durham, the power to subpoena for witness testimony and documents, to impanel a...