ATTORNEY GENERAL/WILLIAM BARR: “Former President Trump ridiculed his former attorney general, William Barr, in a letter to NBC News anchor Lester Holt over the weekend. ‘I made many great appointments during my Administration, and we accomplished more than most Administrations could even dream of, but Bill Barr was not one of my better picks,’ Trump […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILLIAM BARR: “Former Attorney General William Barr says President Donald Trump’s conduct as a violent mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol was a ‘betrayal of his office and supporters.’ In a statement to The Associated Press, Barr said Thursday [Jan. 7, 2021] that ‘orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable.’ […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/BIDEN PEOPLE/JOE BIDEN: [Reporter: “Has the issue of the investigation of your son come up in discussions with your team and with potential candidates about the Attorney General?”] “No. I guarantee you I’m going to do what I said. The Attorney General of the United States of America is not the President’s lawyer. I […]

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BIDEN PEOPLE/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILLIAM BARR: “Breaking with President Donald Trump, outgoing Attorney General William Barr said Monday [Dec. 21, 2020] he saw ‘no reason’ to appoint a special counsel to look into the president’s claims of election fraud or the tax investigation into the son of President-elect Joe Biden. In his final press conference, Barr also […]

Read More… from 12/21/2020


TRUMP PEOPLE/WILLIAM BARR: “Attorney General William Barr will leave office before Christmas, President Donald Trump said Monday… The shake-up, in the twilight of Trump’s tenure in the White House, also followed weeks of public clashes between Barr and the president. But Barr’s resignation letter, shared on Twitter by Trump as he made the announcement, elaborately praised […]

Read More… from 12/14/2020


2020 ELECTION/ATTORNEY GENERAL/WILLIAM BARR: [Reporter: “Mr. President, can I ask you to respond to the comments by your Attorney General who indicated he has not seen, at this point, any evidence of fraud enough to overturn the election results? Given that, why is now not the time to concede?”] “Well, he [Bill Barr] hasn’t done […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/LAWSUIT/TRUMP ADMIN: “During President Donald Trump’s four years in office, his administration has sparred in court with state attorneys general over nearly every issue. Among the topics: the ‘travel ban’; the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA; family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border; the ‘national emergency’ declaration to build the border wall; […]

Read More… from 11/16/2020


2020 ELECTION/ATTORNEY GENERAL: “We’ve got to get the Attorney General to act. He’s got to act and he’s got to act fast. He’s got to appoint somebody. This [in reference to Hunter Biden] is major corruption and this has to be known about before the election. And by the way, we’re doing very well. We’re […]

Read More… from 10/20/2020


ATTORNEY GENERAL/JEFF SESSIONS: “And we had an Attorney General [Jeff Sessions] that didn’t have a clue. That was my fault. I was loyal to somebody. Endorsed me early. You know whey he endorsed me? Because I went to Mobile, Alabama. We had 55,000 people show up at a stadium. He said, ‘I’d like to endorse […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/DOJ/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WILLIAM BARR: [Reporter: “Why did you fire Geoffrey Berman?”] “Well, that’s all up to the Attorney General. Attorney General Barr is working on that. That’s his department, not my department. But we have a very capable Attorney General. So that’s really up to him. I’m not involved.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks by President […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/TRUMP PEOPLE/VOTE BY MAIL/VOTING/WILLIAM BARR: “The thing we have going for us, especially when there’s intense division in the country, is that we have peaceful transfers of power and a way of resolving it is to have an election. But when state governments start adopting these practices like mail-in ballots, that open the floodgates of […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/JEFF SESSIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Jeff Sessions was a disaster. I didn’t want to make him attorney general, but he was the first senator to endorse me, so I felt a little bit of an obligation. He came to see me four times just begging me to be attorney general. He wasn’t, you know, to me […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/FISA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @Jim_Jordan: FISA Reform markup tomorrow in Judiciary. Remember, AG Bill Barr used the term “political surveillance” to describe what took place. That should never happen in America! That’s why we need to make changes.“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 27, 2020 1:04 am […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepLeeZeldin: ‘When law ends, tyranny begins.’ The Trump-Russia collusion hoax was rigged w/gross misconduct! The targeting of AG Barr isn’t because he is missing the mark. It’s because he is laser focused on it center mass. “ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 19, 2020 9:26 am […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/LEGAL/ROGER STONE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “US President Donald Trump has tweeted he has ‘the legal right’ to intervene in criminal cases after his attorney general complained White House tweets were making his job ‘impossible’. In his post, Mr Trump also denied he had ever meddled in any cases. America’s top law officer William Barr on […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’The President has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.’ A.G. Barr This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as President, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 14, 2020 8:33 am […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William P. Barr delivered an extraordinary rebuke of President Trump on Thursday [2-13-20], saying that his attacks on the Justice Department had made it ‘impossible for me to do my job’ and that ‘I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody.’ Mr. Barr has been among […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/ROGER STONE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s post-impeachment acquittal behavior is casting a chill in Washington, with Attorney General William Barr emerging as a key ally in the president’s quest for vengeance against the law enforcement and national security establishment that initiated the Russia and Ukraine investigations. In perhaps the most tumultuous day […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 12, […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUDY GUILIANI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William P. Barr said on Monday [2-10-20] that the Justice Department would consider information from Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, about Ukraine. That could include assertions about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter. The Justice Department ‘has the obligation to […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When the Mueller report was made public this spring, Attorney General William P. Barr seemed to try to blunt its findings, playing them down in an early summary and defending President Trump at a news conference just before its release. On Monday [12-9-19], when the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael […]

Read More… from 12/9/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Read the Transcripts! Also, see where I say ‘us’ (our Country) as opposed to ‘me’ (meaning me) and where I then say that the Attorney General (of the United States) will call you. People still remember Schiff’s made up and fraudulent version of my conversation. Witch Hunt!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December […]

Read More… from 12/7/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….’I would like to have the Attorney General (of the United States) call you or your people…..’ This, based on what I have seen, is their big point – and it is no point at a all (except for a big win for me!). The Democrats should apologize to the American […]

Read More… from 12/4/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Bill Barr did not decline my request to talk about Ukraine. The story was a Fake Washington Post con job with an ‘anonymous’ source that doesn’t exist. Just read the Transcript. The Justice Department already ruled that the call was good. We don’t have freedom of the press!”  –Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 11/7/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The story in the Amazon Washington Post, of course picked up by Fake News CNN, saying ‘President Trump asked for AG Barr to host a news conference clearing him on Ukraine,’ is totally untrue and just another FAKE NEWS story with anonymous sources that don’t exist….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 7, […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Attorney General William P. Barr pushed back on Monday [10-28-19] on criticism that the Justice Department is investigating the origins of the Russia inquiry to help President Trump settle personal legal and political scores, insisting that he does not serve as the president’s personal lawyer…Mr. Barr also sought to […]

Read More… from 10/28/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CRIME/DRUGS/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “Crime, especially violent crime, denies people their unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Together as a society, we must work to prevent crime from occurring, ensure that those who perpetrate crime face justice, and assist victims in overcoming the effects of crime on their lives. My Administration […]

Read More… from 10/28/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. Attorney General William Barr faced growing criticism from Democrats on Friday [10-25-19] after the Justice Department said it had intensified its politically charged review of the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A person familiar with the matter late on Thursday confirmed that the […]

Read More… from 10/25/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “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 […]

Read More… from 10/24/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CIA/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s obsession with former CIA director John Brennan could be on a collision course with an ongoing Justice Department probe as Attorney General Bill Barr takes a more hands-on approach to examining the intelligence community’s actions in 2016. Barr has been meeting with the U.S.’ closest foreign […]

Read More… from 10/22/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/LGBTQ/TRANSGENDER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student whose murder led to the passage of a groundbreaking federal law that expanded the definition of violent federal hate crimes, harshly criticized the Trump administration’s record on civil rights in a letter read aloud in their absence during a Justice Department ceremony […]

Read More… from 10/16/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/AUSTRALIA/IMPEACHMENT/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call. The White House curbed access to […]

Read More… from 9/30/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/IMPEACHMENT/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday [9-27-19] said that Attorney General William P. Barr had ‘gone rogue,’ and questioned whether he could objectively make decisions about legal action in response to an explosive whistle-blower complaint accusing President Trump of misconduct, because Mr. Barr himself was mentioned in the document…Earlier Friday on […]

Read More… from 9/27/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “At the end of August, when two top intelligence officials asked a Justice Department lawyer whether a whistle-blower’s complaint should be forwarded to Congress, they were told no, Attorney General William P. Barr and his department could handle the criminal referral against the president of the United States. About four […]

Read More… from 9/25/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Thursday [9-19-19] asked the White House to turn over documents that would show if President Donald Trump interfered or directed a Justice Department antitrust probe of four automakers that struck voluntary agreements with California to reduce tailpipe emissions, according to a letter seen by […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/JAMES COMEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The fact that James Comey was not prosecuted for the absolutely horrible things he did just shows how fair and reasonable Attorney General Bill Barr is. So many people and experts that I have watched and read would have taken an entirely different course. Comey got Lucky!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

Read More… from 8/30/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/ETHICS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Attorney General William P. Barr has booked a ballroom in President Trump’s hotel for his annual holiday party, an event that he could spend tens of thousands of dollars on and that drew criticism from ethics experts. Mr. Barr booked the Presidential Ballroom at the Trump International Hotel for […]

Read More… from 8/28/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/DHS/HUMAN RIGHTS/IMMIGRATION/SECRETARY OF STATE/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/VENEZUELA: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015 (Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela), as amended, […]

Read More… from 8/5/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CRIME/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The federal government has ordered the death penalty to be reinstated for the first time in nearly two decades, as Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five inmates after adopting an updated execution protocol. After 16 years without an execution, Barr has […]

Read More… from 7/25/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CENSUS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The House voted Wednesday [7-17-19] evening to hold Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for their refusal to turn over key documents related to the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The citations for two […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COMMERCE/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows… In Department of Commerce v. New York, No. 18-966 (June 27, 2019), the Supreme Court held that the Department of Commerce (Department) may, as […]

Read More… from 7/11/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr began working to find a way to place a citizenship question on the 2020 census just after the Supreme Court blocked its inclusion last month, Mr. Barr said on Monday, adding that he believes that the administration can find a legal path […]

Read More… from 7/8/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William P. Barr accused House Democrats on Monday [7-8-19] of subpoenaing testimony from Robert S. Mueller III to ‘create some kind of public spectacle,’ rather than elicit facts, pointing to Mr. Mueller’s declaration that he would discuss only the facts laid out in the Russia investigation […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/CIA/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Justice Department will request interviews with senior Central Intelligence Agency officers as part of Attorney General William Barr’s review of the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation and surveillance surrounding then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign, The New York Times reported Wednesday [6-12-19]. The interview plans indicate the department […]

Read More… from 6/12/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “After weeks of pledging to hold Attorney General William P. Barr and the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II in contempt for defying subpoenas, House Democrats appear poised to pursue an alternative path to try to force them into sharing information. A resolution that the House Rules Committee […]

Read More… from 6/6/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William P. Barr said in an interview broadcast on Thursday [5-30-19] that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, should have decided whether his findings about President Trump’s efforts to impede the Russia investigation amounted to criminal activity…Mr. Barr reiterated his criticism of Mr. Mueller for his […]

Read More… from 5/30/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William P. Barr stood at the Justice Department lectern six weeks ago and put the best possible spin on the Mueller report for his boss, declaring that the special counsel had amassed insufficient evidence to accuse President Trump of a crime. Robert S. Mueller III delivered a […]

Read More… from 5/29/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT “Moments after Robert Mueller gave brief concluding remarks about his Russia probe on Wednesday [5-29-19], the former Republican New Jersey governor and sometime Trump adviser Chris Christie declared that the special counsel’s statement ‘definitely contradicts what the attorney general said when he summarized Mueller’s report.’ Christie wasn’t alone. The Democratic […]

Read More… from 5/29/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Key allies who share intelligence with the United States could soon be dragged into the middle of Attorney General Bill Barr’s politically-charged Justice Department review of how the Russia investigation began. President Donald Trump has said he wants Barr to look into the role key intelligence partners, including the […]

Read More… from 5/29/2019


2016 ELECTION/ATTORNEY GENERAL/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [5-23-19] directed the intelligence community to cooperate with a Justice Department probe into ‘surveillance activities’ during the 2016 presidential election, also granting Attorney General William Barr authority to declassify information related to the investigation into Russian meddling. Trump ‘directed the intelligence community to quickly […]

Read More… from 5/23/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CONGRESS/DEMS/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General Bill Barr should resign over his conduct before Congress, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Wednesday [5-22-19], calling the attorney general a ‘personal attorney’ for President Donald Trump. The California Democrat said he hesitates to ‘call Bill Barr the Attorney General.’ ‘I think Bill Barr has all […]

Read More… from 5/22/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CONGRESS/RUSSIA INVESETIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William Barr is making clear he’s not losing sleep over Democrats’ strident opposition to his job performance. In an interview with Fox News that aired Friday [5-17-19], Barr said he wasn’t worried about the near certainty that the House will vote to hold him in contempt of Congress, […]

Read More… from 5/17/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/SPYGATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When Attorney General William P. Barr described the early stages of the Russia investigation as ‘spying’ on the Trump campaign, he prompted questions about whether he had used that word spontaneously — or whether he was deliberately fueling conspiracy theories. That question flared anew on Friday [5-17-19] after Mr. Barr […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/HOUSE OF REPS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced on Thursday [5-16-19] that the panel will consider an ‘enforcement action’ against Attorney General William Barr next week for defying the chairman’s subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report and its supporting intelligence materials. Schiff’s announcement came a day after […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/COMMERCE/DEFENSE/DHS/DNI/ECONOMY/FCC/INFRASTRUCTURE/NATIONAL SECURITY/SECRETARY OF STATE/TECHNOLOGY/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology and services, which store and communicate vast amounts of sensitive information, facilitate the digital economy, and support critical infrastructure and vital emergency services, […]

Read More… from 5/15/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/INVESTIGATIONS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Federal prosecutor John Durham, known for bringing independent rigor to challenging and politically sensitive cases, just got his latest high-profile assignment. Durham will help Attorney General William Barr review the origins of the Russia investigation, a task that could catapult the press-shy career prosecutor into the national spotlight. Durham is […]

Read More… from 5/14/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘It’s the attack strategy of harass. This is not about the Attorney General, who is very sophisticated & knows it isn’t about him, it’s about trying to destroy President Trump through an assault on his AG for upholding the rule of law. He released a massive amount of……” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

Read More… from 5/13/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….President who is willing to have the battle, and we have a great Attorney General who is willing to lead the battle, and they are going to get to the bottom of it.’ @EdRollins @LouDobbs” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 12, 2019 5:33 am […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Sen. Kamala Harris Thursday asked Attorney General William Barr to clarify whether President Donald Trump ever pressured Barr to open an investigation into any individual. The letter comes hours after Trump called for former Secretary of State John Kerry to be prosecuted for violating the Logan Act by negotiation with […]

Read More… from 5/9/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CONGRESS/DEMS/NANCY PELOSI/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said Thursday [5-9-19] that he would leave it to Attorney General William P. Barr to decide whether the special counsel testifies before Congress, a concession of sorts after Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared the country in a ‘constitutional crisis’ over the president’s blanket refusal to cooperate with the […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was ousted after President Donald Trump spent more than a year complaining about the Russia probe, on Thursday [5-9-19] praised Rod Rosenstein’s handling of that investigation at a farewell ceremony for his former deputy. Rosenstein is leaving the Justice Department in the wake […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/HOUSE OF REPS/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday [5-8-19] to recommend that the House hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Robert S. Mueller III’s unredacted report, hours after President Trump asserted executive privilege to shield the full report and underlying evidence […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/POLLS/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Amid Attorney General William Barr’s escalating clash with Congress, a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows few voters are praising him for how he has handled the release of the Mueller report. But while many voters disapprove of Barr’s handling of the report, there’s little sign of the kind of widespread antipathy that […]

Read More… from 5/8/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/IRS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee said Tuesday [5-7-19] he does not want to throw Attorney General William Barr in jail but is ‘ready to do so,’…Doggett is one of the more liberal members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Democratic leadership of that committee […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Justice Department is preparing to ask the White House to invoke executive privilege over special counsel Robert Mueller’s entire report and underlying evidence, a defensive move the night before Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are set to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to make […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/FBI/SPYGATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, defended the bureau on Tuesday [5-7-19] amid another round of accusations that agents abused their powers in investigating the Trump campaign, saying he was unaware of any illegal surveillance and refusing to call their work ‘spying.’ Mr. Wray’s defense of his agency put him in […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/CONGRESS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When President Trump declared that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, ‘should not testify’ before Congress, he contradicted Attorney General William P. Barr, who had already told lawmakers that he had no objection to letting Mr. Mueller talk to them. That clash has raised the prospect of a major test […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “William Barr must be about to set some kind of record. Less than three months on from his Valentine’s Day swearing-in ceremony, the conservative legal stalwart could be hours from becoming one of the most polarizing attorneys general in history. Unless there’s a last minute deal with Barr, the Democratic […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/CONGRESS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “The Trump administration ruled out turning over President Trump’s tax returns to the House on Monday [5-6-19] and girded for a looming contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General William P. Barr. The actions ratcheted up the showdown between the executive and legislative branches, as Mr. Trump and his […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/CONGRESS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William Barr’s performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and his refusal to appear before the House Judiciary Committee, underscored why Democrats are determined to get the full Mueller report and underlying evidence. Members of Congress are outraged about Barr’s deceptive answers to their questions. Some even want to […]

Read More… from 5/3/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Democrats, threatening to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress, tried on Friday [5-3-19] to revive negotiations with the Justice Department over a subpoena for Robert S. Mueller III’s full report and its underlying evidence. They offered to prioritize some material under subpoena over others […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/CONGRESS/DEMS/LEGAL/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William P. Barr defied on Thursday [5-2-19] a deadline imposed by a congressional subpoena to provide lawmakers with the full-text Mueller report. President Trump, meanwhile, has vowed to resist ‘all’ subpoenas issued by House Democrats in their oversight investigations. And Mr. Trump has sued his banks and the […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/CONGRESS/DEMS/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William P. Barr defended himself on Wednesday [5-1-19] against withering criticism of his handling of the special counsel investigation as Democrats accused him of deceiving Congress and acting as a personal agent for President Trump rather than a steward of justice. At a contentious hearing marked by […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democrats repeatedly admonished Attorney General William Barr at a contentious Senate hearing Wednesday [5-1-19], accusing him of bias and lying, and even calling for his resignation. Barr’s response to many of those salvos? Throw others under the bus. The pass-the-buck approach spared few over four-plus hours of questioning about Barr’s handling […]

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