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AG Bill Barr To Christian Media: Accept God, Reject ‘Collectivist’ Libs

For Attorney General Bill Barr, the U.S. is beset by problems: non-believers, as well as liberals who believe in a “collectivist agenda.” Barr made the comments at the NRB Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday. “Politics is everywhere. It’s omnipresent. Why is that?” Barr asked the audience. The answer, he continued, was a political landscape dominated by conflict and strife between two incompatible visions of the country: limited government and a broader view of th...
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Republicans Break with Barr on FISA Renewal, Urge Reforms before Reauthorization

Republicans in both the House and the Senate are unhappy that attorney general William Barr wants a simple reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, with sources telling National Review that GOP critics of FISA are "adamant" that serious reforms must be implemented before the reauthorization.Barr reportedly told GOP senators during a lunch Tuesday that they should move to reauthorize the expiring portions of FISA's surveillance powers as he continues to implement internal...
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Two Tales About the Rule of Law

A recent opinion piece in the National Post by Leonid Sarota and Asher Honickman explained how the rule of law functions: it constrains government and when people perceive it to overstep, they can challenge it; but it also requires individuals to restrain their actions and use the legal sysem and when they are unsuccessful, they must accept it. As they say, “The rule of law does not, by itself, guarantee justice, but without it just laws cannot be upheld and unjust ones peacefully reformed.” Her...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Toronto, Barack Obama, First Nations, Canada, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell


As Hearing Takes Place In Background, Trump Again Attacks Juror And Judge In Stone Case

Just after U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson explained privacy restrictions she will impose to protect a juror that has become the object of conservative fury, President Donald Trump blasted a tweet to his 73 million followers attacking both the juror and the judge. There has rarely been a juror so tainted as the forewoman in the Roger Stone case. Look at her background. She never revealed her hatred of “Trump” and Stone. She was totally biased, as is the judge. Roger wasn’t even workin...
Tags: News, Congress, Tweet, Department Of Justice, Jackson, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump, Roger Stone, Donald J Trump, Roger, Stone, Barr, Amy Berman Jackson, William Barr, Kate Riga


Attorney General Barr names Michael Carvajal as new permanent Director of the Bureau of Prisons

As reported in this AP piece, "Attorney General William Barr has named a new director of the beleaguered federal Bureau of Prisons, months after shaking up the agency’s top leadership following the death of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein."  Here is more: Barr named Michael Carvajal as the new director Tuesday, replacing Kathy Hawk Sawyer, whom he had personally asked to return to run the agency in the wake of Epstein’s death. Carvajal is currently the assistant director of the department’s c...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, America, Army, Justice Department, Michael, Trump, Bureau, Carvajal, Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein, Barr, Thomas Kane, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman


Senator Rips William Barr For Switching Focus From Opioid Fight To Giuliani’s ‘Propaganda’

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey suggests Barr is serving Trump's "political agenda."
Tags: News, Pennsylvania, Giuliani, Trump, Barr, Bob Casey, William Barr


DC’s Resigned Federal Prosecutor Faced Political Heat From Case Of Trump Foe McCabe

In the run-up to former U.S. Attorney for the District Columbia Jessie Liu’s resignation from the Trump administration earlier this month, she was under intense political pressure, according to new reports. Now, Liu is beginning to look like another casualty in President Donald Trump’s war on supposedly “disloyal” officials. Multiple reports paint a picture of a prosecutor stuck between politics and the law. Liu was even reportedly been targeted by an effort spearheaded by Ginni Thomas, the c...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Senate, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Treasury, Times, St Louis, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Bureau, Thomas


Coroner Identifies Man, 51, Who Died After Crashing Into Embankment In Rancho Murieta

RANCHO MURIETA (CBS13) — A coroner has identified a victim who died after crashing into an embankment in Rancho Murieta last week. The Sacramento County Coroner confirmed Brett Allen Barr, 51, as the victim of the fatal crash that happened on Feb. 17 in the area of Jackson Road and Oakville Lane. READ: Man With Prior DUI Conviction Suspected Of Another DUI After Crash Kills Passenger In Winters Witnesses told the California Highway Patrol that the vehicle was going eastbound when if drifted off ...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento County, California Highway Patrol, Barr, Jackson Road, Rancho Murieta, Sacramento County news, Oakville Lane, Brett Allen Barr


D.C. Prosecutors’ Tensions With Justice Dept. Began Long Before Stone Sentencing

Months of strain date back to the investigation into the former F.B.I. official Andrew McCabe and growing fears of political interference.
Tags: News, Justice Department, Trump, Liu, Shea, McCabe, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States Attorneys, Andrew G, Andrew McCabe, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, William P, Jessie Kong, Timothy J (1960-


Bernie Sanders, the Teflon Candidate, Faces Sudden New Tests

In the early years, there was his commentary on gender relations featuring a rape fantasy, his support for the Sandinistas and his honeymoon in the Soviet Union.Once he entered Congress, there were votes to shield gun manufacturers, a commitment to remaining uncommitted to the Democratic Party, and secret plans to mount a 2012 primary challenge against President Barack Obama.And more recently: the FBI investigation into his family, the heart attack and the resistance to detailing the costs of hi...
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This week in 9 headlines

Monday: Trump aims West Coast swing to raise cash and counterprogram Democrats. Tuesday: Barr has said he's considered resigning over Trump's interference in Justice Department matters, source says. Wednesday: Blagojevich thanks Trump for commuting sentence and declares himself a 'Trump-ocrat'
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DOJ unease with Barr not just on Stone case

In recent months, as Attorney General William Barr stood on the sidelines of President Donald Trump's impeachment drama, he noted to associates how problematic the episode was for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. As details about the President's dealing with Ukraine surfaced, Pompeo became engulfed in the drama, and Barr and associates remarked how damaging it was to Pompeo's reputation inside the State Department.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Stories, Donald Trump, Doj, Stone, Barr, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, William Barr


Justice Department unease with Barr goes beyond Stone case

In recent months, as Attorney General William Barr stood on the sidelines of President Donald Trump's impeachment drama, he noted to associates how problematic the episode was for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. As details about the President's dealing with Ukraine surfaced, Pompeo became engulfed in the drama, and Barr and associates remarked how damaging it was to Pompeo's reputation inside the State Department.
Tags: Ukraine, Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Stone, Barr, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, William Barr




Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Again Disregarding Barr’s Pleas

In lashing out at the prosecution of Roger Stone and “dirty cops,” the president confronted the attorney general with a choice about how to respond.
Tags: News, Criminal Justice, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Roger J Jr, William P


What Barr Did for Roger Stone Is Like Nothing I’ve Seen Before

Has the Trump Department of Justice ever asked for a lower sentence for someone who wasn’t a presidential ally?
Tags: News, Attorneys General, Justice Department, Roger Stone, Stone, Barr, Sentences (Criminal, Roger J Jr, Trump Department Of Justice, William P


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.
Tags: News, Criminal Justice, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Roger J Jr, William Barr, William P


Trump Stews Over McCabe But Is Wary of Driving Barr to Resign

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump was surprised and angered by the Justice Department’s decision not to charge Andrew McCabe with crimes, but the president is wary of acting against the former deputy FBI director out of concern he might push Attorney General William Barr to resign, according to people familiar with the matter.The Justice Department gave the White House no advance notice of its decision on McCabe, meaning Trump found out along with the public when it was announced on Tuesday, three of ...
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Should Facebook, Google Be Liable For User Posts?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: 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 over material their users post. "No longer are tech companies the underdog upstarts. They have become titans," Barr said at a public meeting held by the Justice Department to examine the future of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. "Giv...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Congress, Tech, Nebraska, Justice Department, Reuters, Peterson, Facebook Google, Doug Peterson, Barr, Computer and Communications Industry Association, William Barr, Facebook Alphabet, Matt Schruers


Trump Says He Won’t Intervene in Stone Case Immediately, But Would ‘Love to See Roger Exonerated’

President Trump told reporters at a Thursday press conference that he hopes Roger Stone will eventually be exonerated, but implied that he would refrain from immediately pardoning the political operative."I’m not going to do anything in terms of the great powers bestowed upon a president of the United States. I want the process to play out. I think that’s the best thing to do because I’d love to see Roger exonerated." Trump said. "I personally think he was treated very unfairly.”Stone was senten...
Tags: News, United States, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Roger, Stone, Carlson, Mueller, Barr, Amy Jackson, Tucker Carlson Tonight, William Barr


The Stone Sentence Was Fair. What Barr Did Was Still Wrong.

Has the Trump Department of Justice ever asked for a lower sentence for someone who wasn’t a presidential ally?
Tags: News, Attorneys General, Justice Department, Stone, Barr, Sentences (Criminal, Roger J Jr, Trump Department Of Justice, William P


DOJ Attorney Walks Back Bill Barr’s Walk Back Of Stone Sentencing Memo

What the Justice Department said inside the courtroom Thursday at Stone’s sentencing hearing was in stark contrast with the chaos that’s swirled around the case outside the courthouse — chaos that’s been egged on by both President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr. John Crabb  — the deputy chief of the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s office criminal division who jumped into the case after the trial team abruptly resigned last week — essentially backed the original sentencing proposal filed by the tri...
Tags: News, Washington, House, Sentencing, Jackson, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Roger Stone, Shea, Crabb, Stone, Barr, U S Sentencing Commission, Amy Berman Jackson


Roger Stone Is Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Prison

The sentencing played out amid extraordinary upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and the attorney general.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Amy Berman, Presidential Election of 2020, Roger J Jr, William P


Roger Stone Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Prison

The sentencing played out amid extraordinary upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and the attorney general.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Amy Berman, Presidential Election of 2020, Roger J Jr, William P


Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months (3 years + 4 months) in prison

Roger Stone, political operative and longtime confidant of President Trump, is sentenced to 40 months in prison by a federal judge who condemned his lies to Congress, witness tampering, and obstruction. The judge in Roger Stone's case said 7 to 9 years' imprisonment was too harsh, but probation also "insufficient." Judge Amy Berman Jackson laid down the law. Roger stone gets more than 3 years. Will he be pardoned in under 3 days? Will Trump respect the rule of law? [Broadcast news live scree...
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What In The World?

We’ll definitely have more on this soon, but the Justice Department ended up standing by all the sentence enhancement recommendations for Roger Stone that it made in the original sentencing memo it filed in the case, before dramatically repudiating that memo later. What happened behind the scenes exactly? Why did Barr so badly damage DOJ for so little apparent gain? I’m not sure there are satisfying answers to these questions. More soon.   [Author: David Kurtz]
Tags: News, Doj, Justice Department, David Kurtz, Roger Stone, Barr, Editors' Blog


Roger Stone, Trump’s Friend and Adviser, Is Being Sentenced

The hearing is playing out amid extraordinary upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and Attorney General William P. Barr.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Roger Stone Trump, Amy Berman, Presidential Election of 2020, Roger J Jr, William P


Roger Stone gets 40-month federal prison sentence ... but will he ever actually serve it?

As reported in this Politico piece, headlined "Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to just more than three years in prison, a decision that raises immediate questions about whether President Donald Trump will pardon his longtime political confidant for what the president has decried as a miscarriage of justice." Here is more about notable sentencing: U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down Stone’s 40-month sentence in a packed Washington, D.C., courtroom after spending more than...
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Trump Ally Roger Stone to Be Sentenced on Convictions for Witness Tampering

(WASHINGTON) — Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, faces sentencing Thursday on his convictions for witness tampering and lying to Congress. The action in federal court comes amid Trump’s unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that has led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president has interfered in the case. Trump took to Twitter to denounce as a “miscarriage of justice” the initial recommendation by Justice Department prosecutors...
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