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GOP Rep. Amash becomes first Republican to call for Trump's impeachment

Michigan GOP Rep. Justin Amash said Saturday he had concluded President Donald Trump committed "impeachable conduct" and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.

Republican Amash Breaks Ranks, Says Trump’s Conduct Is ‘Impeachable’

The subject of speculation about a third-party presidential bid in 2020, Amash also said on Twitter that he’s concluded -- after reading Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted 448-page report -- that Attorney General William Barr “has deliberately misrepresented” the findings. "Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” said Amash, 39, who arrived in Congress as pa...

GOP congressman: Trump 'has engaged in impeachable conduct'

Michigan GOP Rep. Justin Amash said Saturday he had concluded President Donald Trump committed "impeachable conduct" and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.

Nadler: ‘I Would Assume’ Mueller Testimony Pushed Back Until June

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler isn’t optimistic that his tentative deadline of May 23 for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the committee will be met. According to Politico, Nadler and a senior Democratic committee aide said Friday night that no Mueller hearing is planned for the next week. “I would assume not,” Nadler said when asked whether Mueller would publicly testify before the upcoming Memorial Day recess that begins next Friday. However, a Judiciary staffer offere...
Tags: News, Jerry Nadler, Mueller report, Robert Mueller testimony, Russia probe, Summer Concepcion

This Week: Putin Praises Mueller, Barr Goes Full Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller earned an unlikely defender this week: Russian President Vladimir Putin. During a press conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Putin referred to Mueller’s work as “exotic” and “very objective” — a far-cry from how President Trump himself characterized the probe this week. The President unilaterally concluded Friday that the investigation began as an attempt to spy on his campaign. Those behind the supposed spying deserved “long jail sentences,” he added....
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, House, Connecticut, Nancy Pelosi, Bob, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Doj, Senate Intelligence Committee, Justice Department

Lawmaker: Barr comment is 'unforgivable'

Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) says that after Attorney General William Barr's interview on Fox News, he is sounding more like President Trump than impartial law enforcement.
Tags: News, Stories, Fox News, Trump, Barr, William Barr, Madeleine Dean D Pa

Lawmaker calls Barr's interview 'stunning'

Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) says that after Attorney General William Barr's interview on Fox News, he is sounding more like President Trump than impartial law enforcement.
Tags: News, Stories, Fox News, Trump, Barr, William Barr, Madeleine Dean D Pa

William Barr better have the receipts on the Russia probe

Attorney General William Barr isn't shy about making big claims when it comes to the FBI's counterintelligence probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Tags: Russia, Cnn, Fbi, William Barr

Fox News’ Chris Wallace: Bill Barr ‘Clearly Is Protecting’ Trump

Reacting to a Fox News interview with Attorney General William Barr that included Barr essentially threatening Democrats who criticize him and justifying the president calling the Mueller probe a “witch hunt,” Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said Friday that Trump now has a new fixer.In the interview that was aired Friday, Barr told Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer that House Democrats who have accused him of contempt of Congress are discrediting him because they’re likely “concerned about the outcome ...
Tags: News, Congress, Russia, America, Fbi, House, Fox News, Trump, Wallace, Chris Wallace, BILL HEMMER, Mueller, Barr, HEMMER, William Barr, Bill Barr

Barr Calls Pelosi’s Accusation That He Lied Under Oath ‘Laughable’

Attorney General William Barr called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) accusation that he lied under oath to Congress a “laughable charge” on Fox News. Pelosi was referring to Barr’s assertion that he was not aware of any concerns special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators had about his summary of the report, though it was revealed that Mueller himself sent Barr a letter detailing his qualms. Barr claims that he was differentiating between Mueller and the members of his team. Barr call...
Tags: News, Congress, House, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, William Barr, Russia Probe, Bill Barr, Kate Riga, Barr Calls Pelosi

Analysis: Now we know why Trump was SO focused on Michael Flynn

• Fact checking Trump's tweet on Flynn • Analysis: William Barr better have the receipts on the Russia probe
Tags: News, Russia, Stories, Trump, Flynn, Michael Flynn, William Barr

William Barr: U.S. ‘Spying’ Was Just As Bad As Russian Interference In 2016

Barr attempted to vehemently defend Trump, such as assembling an investigation into the FBI investigation into Trump.
Tags: News, Fbi, Trump, Barr, William Barr

Barr: Probe Into Russia Investigation’s Origins Has Yielded ‘Inadequate’ Explanations

Weeks into an investigation of the origins of the FBI's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Attorney General William Barr said Friday that the probe has provided more questions than answers due to the “inadequate” and in some cases inconsistent answers he's been given from the officials involved.Asked during an interview with Fox News whether he knew exactly when the FBI began its investigation into the Trump campaign, Barr said he had not yet identified a reliable ti...
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Fox, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Clinton, Trump, Steele, Barr, Carter Page, William Barr

Barr says review of Russia investigation origins could lead to FBI rule changes

Attorney General William Barr said his review into the origins of the Russia investigation could result in rule changes for the FBI's counterintelligence investigations of political campaigns.
Tags: Russia, Cnn, Fbi, Barr, William Barr

Trump Concludes Campaign Was Spied On, Warns Of ‘Long Jail’ Time For ‘TREASON’

President Trump was on a tear Friday morning, tweeting about a variety of his grievances du jour. The rant concluded with a presidential declaration: that his campaign was “conclusively spied on,” which he equated to “TREASON.” The president then warned of “long jail sentences” for those who commit the offense. My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was ...
Tags: News, Russia, Spying, Fbi, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Barr, Trump Campaign, William Barr, Nicole Lafond

Barr Continues Doing Trump’s Bidding By ‘Investigating The Investigators’

Attorney General William Barr is loyally carrying out President Donald Trump’s pet project, leaning hard into the President’s tweeted screams to “investigate the investigators” who he believes launched the Russia probe to undermine his candidacy. In a clip of an interview with Fox News, Barr said he was probing if “government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale.” “I’ve been trying to get answers to the questions and I’ve found that a lot of the answers have been inad...
Tags: News, Russia, Spying, Senate Appropriations Committee, Donald Trump, Trump, Barr, William Barr, Russia Probe, Bill Barr, Kate Riga, Fox News Barr, Barr Continues Doing Trump

WH Executive Privilege Over Report Stalls Mueller Testimony Planning

The White House’s decision to assert executive privilege over special counsel Robert Mueller’s report could prevent Mueller from answering lawmakers questions during a potential testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the WSJ, discussions over that matter have stalled negotiations about Mueller’s possible testimony. The executive privilege assertion could prevent Mueller from speaking about anything that’s not included in the ...
Tags: News, White House, Bob, Justice Department, WSJ, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Executive Privilege, Robert Mueller, William Barr, Nicole Lafond, Robert Mueller testimony

Once Again, Democrats Are Betting All Their Chips On Bob Mueller

House Democrats are struggling in their attempts to get mileage out of the redacted Mueller report, their efforts to highlight damning episodes and testimony stymied by a stonewalling White House. According to the New York Times, with potential star witnesses like former White House counsel Don McGahn looking likely to ignore Democrats’ summons, they are turning to the one person who may be willing and able to bring the report to life: its author. The House Judiciary Committee has been in tal...
Tags: News, White House, House, New York Times, Bob, Department Of Justice, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Don McGahn, House Democrats, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Bob Mueller, Russia Probe, Kate Riga

AG Barr promises continued support to Northern Triangle

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr says funding under his authority for policing in Central America’s Northern Triangle is not at risk under the Trump administration’s promise to cut off those countries not doing enough to control migration. Barr spoke Thursday after meeting with his counterparts from El Salvador, Honduras […]
Tags: News, Nation, Central America, Trump, San Salvador El Salvador, Barr, El Salvador Honduras, AG Barr, Northern Triangle, William Barr

Trump administration officials ‘contacted Michael Flynn’ about Russia probe

People connected with Donald Trump's administration and the US Congress tried to influence his former national security adviser's cooperation with the investigation into Russian election meddling, prosecutors said in a court filing made public on Thursday. Michael Flynn provided a voicemail recording of one such communication, it said. It did not identify who he was in touch nor did they describe the exact conversations, but they said the former US army general recounted multiple instanc...
Tags: News, Congress, Russia, US, Fbi, United States, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Flynn, Sullivan, Mueller, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller, Emmet Sullivan

US lawmakers ask FBI to investigate Libyan general praised by Trump

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers sent a letter Thursday to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray asking the Department of Justice to investigate allegations of war crimes against renegade Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who is also an American citizen.
Tags: US, Cnn, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Trump, Christopher Wray, William Barr, Libyan Gen Khalifa Haftar

Senate confirms Trump official as Justice Department deputy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to confirm Jeffrey Rosen as deputy attorney general, the second-ranking official at the Justice Department. The vote was 52-45. Rosen replaces Rod Rosenstein, who left the department last week. Rosentein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller and had overseen his investigation. Rosenstein’s departure was expected after William Barr became […]
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Ap, Nation, Justice Department, Trump, Rosen, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Jeffrey Rosen, Rod Rosenstein, William Barr, Rosentein

Scarborough Hammers Barr For ‘Laughing’ About ‘Breaking The Law’

Attorney General William Barr has made light of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s recommendation that he be held in contempt at least twice (that we know of). During a farewell event for former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein earlier this month, Barr joked that he set a “record” for how quickly an attorney general had been held in contempt. On Wednesday, Barr reportedly approached House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and asked her if she brought “your handcuffs.” Per bystander: While waiting for...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Scarborough, Nancy Pelosi, Msnbc, Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, Senate Judiciary Committee, Pelosi, AG, House Judiciary Committee, Congress The White House

William Barr Says He Isn’t Blocking Mueller From Testifying

“It’s Bob’s call," the AG said of the special counsel's potential appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
Tags: News, Bob, AG, William Barr

Barr says he will not stop Mueller from testifying

Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday said he is not preventing special counsel Robert Mueller from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.
Tags: News, Stories, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, William Barr

Barr says he will not stop Mueller from testifying before Congress

Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday said he is not preventing special counsel Robert Mueller from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, William Barr

Barr asks Pelosi if she's got her handcuffs after joke about locking up Trump administration members

If Attorney General William Barr is worried about being held in contempt of Congress, he didn’t show it Wednesday.At an event outside the West Front of the Capitol honouring slain law enforcement officers, Barr approached House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who last week joked about locking up members of the Trump administration in “a jail down in the basement of the Capitol.”According to a person who witnessed the exchange, Mr Barr shook Ms Pelosi’s hand and said loudly, “Madam Speaker, did you bring y...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, House, Nancy Pelosi, Justice Department, Trump, Democratic, Capitol, Pelosi, House Judiciary Committee, Robert Muller, Barr, Steny Hoyer, William Barr, West Front of the Capitol

‘It’s Bob’s Call’: Barr Says He’s Not Blocking Mueller Testimony

Attorney General William Barr insists he’s not standing in the way of the House Judiciary Committee hearing from special counsel Robert Mueller. “It’s Bob’s call whether he wants to testify,” Barr told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. “I’m trying to break away from Washington and do the real work of the attorney general.” Barr confirmed there were ongoing discussions between the House Judiciary Committee and the special counsel’s office, despite Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler ...
Tags: News, Washington, Bob, Wall Street Journal, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Judiciary Committee, Robert Mueller, House Democrats, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Bill Barr, Nicole Lafond

Key House Democrat says he doesn't anticipate contempt votes this month

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Wednesday that the full Democratically-controlled House likely won't schedule votes to hold Attorney General William Barr or possibly others in contempt of Congress before the Memorial Day recess.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, House, Steny Hoyer, William Barr

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