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GOP Leaders Contort Themselves To Support Barr Without Offending Trump

A trio of Republican leaders expressed excessive support for Attorney General Bill Barr Tuesday, but took pains to lavish praise on President Donald Trump as well to avoid the appearance of cosigning Barr’s recent criticism of the President. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) trumpeted Barr’s “highest character and unquestionable integrity” in a statement, vilifying “outside groups” who ...
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Federal Prosecutor In NY Is DOJ’s New Point Man For Ukraine Matters

The top federal cop in the Eastern District of New York is the Justice Department’s new point man on all things Ukraine — a twist following the President’s recent effort to press Ukraine for political dirt. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Richard Donoghue, will assist in coordinating “several open matters” being handled by U.S. Attorneys and other DOJ officials “that in some way potentially relate to Ukraine,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd wrote to House J...
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Trump Admits That He Makes Barr’s Job Harder

President Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews Tuesday that he agrees with Attorney General Bill Barr’s assessment that the President’s tweets make it impossible for him to do his job. During an interview with ABC News Thursday, Barr said that Trump should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because his tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr also denied that he was compelled to reduce Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendation after Trump congratulated him in a tweet f...
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Analysis: DOJ storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr

A credibility crisis rocking President Donald Trump's Justice Department significantly deepened over the long holiday weekend amid rising calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit over claims he has politicized of highly sensitive cases.
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Federal Judges Association To Hold Emergency Meeting Amid Roger Stone Debacle

The Federal Judges Association’s (FJA) board of directors will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday in the wake of President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr’s meddling in the criminal case of Trump’s former adviser, Roger Stone. Though the board’s annual meeting is slated for April 18-19, the president of FJA, Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, told USA Today that the association’s leaders “could not wait” until then to discuss the ongoing scandal. “There are plenty of...
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Trump Continues To Interfere In Stone Case With Tweets About Judge

President Donald Trump on Tuesday took the extraordinary step, once again, of injecting himself into the criminal case of his friend and confidante Roger Stone. In a series of tweets Tuesday morning just hours before a telephone conference in Stone’s case, Trump roughly quoted the Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano, who said on “Fox & Friends” this morning that “I think almost any judge in the country would order a new trial.” “Judge Jackson now has a request for a new trial based on the una...
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George H.W. Bush deputy attorney general says ex-colleague Barr is creating a 'banana republic'

More than 2,000 former Justice Department officials, current federal prosecutors, and federal judges are urgently concerned about Attorney General William Barr's evident politicization of the Justice Department. Even "Trump voters" should be afraid of "Bill Barr's America," a "banana republic where all are subject to the whims of a dictatorial president and his henchmen," Donald Ayer, a former colleague of Barr's and deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, wrote in ...
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Who Will Turn Out the Lights at Trump’s White House?

The president’s tweets, Bill Barr’s doings and the contest for the Democratic nomination made for quite a week of political theater.
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William Barr is not the problem

I don't know if Attorney General William Barr will bow to a new pressure campaign to get him to resign. But I do know that whether he leaves office or whether he stays, it doesn't matter: As long as Donald Trump remains president, the Department of Justice will be compromised.The fish rots from the head, after all.The effort to force Barr's resignation has picked up a great deal of steam in the aftermath of Trump's successful push to get federal prosecutors to reduce their senten...
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DOJ storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr's credibility

• He's known Bill Barr for 40 years. Now, he's calling for his resignation
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A credibility crisis rocking Trump's Justice Department deepened after calls for the attorney general to quit

A credibility crisis rocking President Donald Trump's Justice Department significantly deepened over the long holiday weekend amid rising calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit over claims he has politicized of highly sensitive cases.
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Justice Department storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr's credibility

A credibility crisis rocking President Donald Trump's Justice Department significantly deepened over the long holiday weekend amid rising calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit over claims he has politicized of highly sensitive cases.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Barr, Bill Barr


Analysis: DOJ storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr's credibility

A credibility crisis rocking President Donald Trump's Justice Department significantly deepened over the long holiday weekend amid rising calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit over claims he has politicized of highly sensitive cases.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Barr, Bill Barr


He's known Barr for 40 years. Now, he calls for his resignation

Former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer, who worked in George H. W. Bush's administration with current Attorney General Bill Barr, is now one of the thousands of former Justice Department employees calling for Barr to resign.
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He's known Bill Barr for 40 years. Now, he's calling for his resignation

Former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer, who worked in George H. W. Bush's administration with current Attorney General Bill Barr, is now one of the thousands of former Justice Department employees calling for Barr to resign.
Tags: News, Stories, Justice Department, George H W Bush, Barr, Bill Barr, Donald Ayer


More than 1,100 former prosecutors call on Barr to resign

More than 1,110 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations posted a statement Sunday calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.
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Former Justice Department officials call for Barr's resignation

More than 1,110 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations posted a statement Sunday calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.
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More than 2,000 former prosecutors and other DOJ officials call on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign

More than 2,000 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations have signed a statement posted Sunday calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.
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Ex-Deputy AG Calls On Barr To Resign: Bill Barr’s America Is A ‘Banana Republic’

The former deputy attorney general under former President George H.W. Bush’s administration is calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign, citing the events of the last week surrounding Roger Stone’s sentencing reversal as the “worst” conduct thus far. In a new op-ed in The Atlantic, Donald Ayers outlines the ways in which Barr has torn down reforms that were put in place in the Justice Department after the Watergate scandal, including how Barr has handled the Stone and Michael Flynn cas...
Tags: News, Russia, America, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Banana Republic, Trump, Roger Stone, George H W Bush, Watergate, AG, Ayers, Barr, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller


Analyst: I've seen thousands of sentencings. I've never seen this

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig answers questions about Attorney General Bill Barr changing the Department of Justice's sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone.
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Conway Won’t Say Trump Will Respect Barr’s Request To Stop Commenting On Cases

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway wouldn’t give a straightforward answer when asked by Fox News’ Chris Wallace in a Sunday morning interview whether President Trump will respect Attorney General Bill Barr’s request for him to stop commenting on current cases. During an interview with ABC News Thursday, Barr said Trump’s tweets make it “impossible” for him to do his job and called it “preposterous” to suggest that he “intervened” in Roger Stone’s sentencing matter. Conway told Wallace that...
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The rare statement from over 1,100 officials condemning the attorney general comes after a tumultuous week at the Justice Department

More than 1,110 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations posted a statement Sunday calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.
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Bash to White House official: You don't think Barr's move was unusual?

CNN's Dana Bash asks the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence Marc Short for his reaction to Attorney General Bill Barr's comments on President Trump's remarks on law enforcement matters.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Dana Bash, Barr, Bill Barr, Mike Pence Marc Short


Bash presses WH official: Why isn't Trump listening to Barr?

CNN's Dana Bash asks the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence Marc Short for his reaction to Attorney General Bill Barr's comments on President Trump's remarks on law enforcement matters.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Dana Bash, Barr, Bill Barr, Mike Pence Marc Short


More than 1,100 former prosecutors and other DOJ officials call on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign

More than 1,110 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations posted a statement Sunday calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.
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More than 1,100 former prosecutors and other DOJ officials call on Barr to resign

More than 1,110 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations posted a statement Sunday calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign.
Tags: News, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Barr, Bill Barr


Over 1000 former DOJ employees calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign

As this Politico piece details, "more than 1,100 former Justice Department employees have signed an online petition pressing Attorney General Bill Barr to resign and commending the four prosecutors who withdrew from the Roger Stone case."  In this context, I am tempted to make a sour joke that it would seem that AG Barr's eagerness to recommend a below-guideline sentence for a non-violent first offender finally  crossed a line in the sand in the eyes of all these former DOJ employees.  But, of c...
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Pence Aide: Barr Has ‘A Lot Of Confidence’ Inside WH After Criticizing Trump’s Tweets

Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, insists that the White House still has confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr even after he told ABC News Thursday that President Trump’s tweets make it “impossible” for him to do his job. Barr said during his interview with ABC News Thursday that he thinks “it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” which includes Trump’s tweet congratulating Barr for “taking charge” of Roger Stone’s case after the Ju...
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I've got to thank George Conway for his "There is no one to stop Trump now" WaPo column.

I've never given a damn about George Conway and his predictable anti-Trumpism, and, in fact, I have yet to read "There is no one to stop Trump now." But I'm delighted with his column, because I read the title and said "What's that song? Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now?" And 2 seconds later, I had my memory refreshed: "Oh! It's Starship!" And I was mesmerized by this trip back to 1986 (replete with stuff from the romcom "Mannequin"):It's a festival of 80s hair — wet and dry. The notion that nothing i...
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