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It’s Time to Stop Religious Bigotry in Congress

Opinion Martin Luther King, Jr memorial monument in Washington, DC USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- As we take time to honor and remember the life and work of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. – whose efforts changed our nation for the better and helped end bigoted, exclusionary policies against African Americans – we should also remember his message applies to bias and bigotry in all its forms. In a 1963 speech at Western Michigan University, Reverend King said: “There are certain things in our nation...
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This Week: Trump Allegedly Directed Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Project

This week brought the clearest-cut example to date that President Trump allegedly violated federal law while in office. BuzzFeed reported that Trump personally directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign. Two federal law enforcement sources told BuzzFeed that Trump ordered Cohen to falsely claim that work on the project ended months earlier than it did in order to obscure his involvement. The bombshell article also reported th...
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2020 prospect Sen. Klobuchar: It's 'difficult to imagine' voting for Trump AG pick

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar — a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and prospective Democratic candidate for president in 2020 — says it is “very difficult to imagine” she will vote to confirm nominee William Barr as attorney general in light of his refusal to commit to releasing special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation. While saying she still wants to finish reviewing the transcript of this week’s confirmation hearing before making a final decision, she critici...
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What To Expect The Public Will See From The Mueller Report

Many details about the so-called Mueller report remain speculative: when it will be delivered, what form it will take, what level of detail it will contain. But this week, attorney general nominee Bill Barr provided a better sense of just how much of the special counsel’s report the public will see in the likely event that he is confirmed by the GOP-controlled Senate. The short answer: not much. Former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials told TPM that Barr’s Tuesday testimony...
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Republican women face setbacks — and make some gains — in the new Congress

Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee made history this week when they questioned William Barr during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to become the next attorney general.
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The President didn't realize until this week his pick for attorney general and the special counsel were so close, sources say

President Donald Trump was startled Tuesday as he watched television coverage of his nominee for attorney general describing a warm relationship with the special counsel Robert Mueller in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to three people familiar with the matter.
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Trump startled by cozy Barr-Mueller relationship

President Donald Trump was startled Tuesday as he watched television coverage of his nominee for attorney general describing a warm relationship with the special counsel Robert Mueller in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to three people familiar with the matter.
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Giuliani changes his story on Trump campaign collusion with Russia

By ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani now says he “never said there was no collusion” between Russia and members of Trump’s 2016 White House campaign, contradicting public positions that he and his client have taken. Giuliani, who previously called the idea of Russian collusion “total fake news,” appears to have left open the possibility of improper contacts, in light of court filings in the past year that have detailed ties between Trump aides and Russia. Af...
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Feinstein Says She’ll Only Vote For Barr If He Agrees To Release Mueller Report

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday that she will not vote for attorney general nominee William Barr unless he promises to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s original report to the public. “My decision is all around the report coming out,” she said according to the Washington Post. “It can’t be stopped, interfered with, defunded — it’s got to finish, and there has to be a commitment by this attorney general that that report ...
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Top Senate Democrat opposes AG nominee over concerns about Russia probe

"We do not have the kind of strong and clear commitments to the report being issued and there being no interference in the investigation that are needed, particularly now, with President Trump treating the Justice Department as he has," Schumer told reporters following a private meeting with Barr. Schumer's comments come one day after Barr appeared for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Barr vowed he would let Mueller complete his investigation into whether Tr...
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Barr Could Block Mueller Report Release But Would Risk Backlash

“Under the current regulations, the special counsel report is confidential,” Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee, told the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing Tuesday. Barr’s justification for keeping Mueller’s findings from the public appears to rest on a technical reading of federal regulations governing special counsels, as well as Justice Department policy for handling criminal and counterintelligence investigations, the officials said.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Questions William Barr, Trump's Pick For Attorney General

William Barr is in line to be President Trump's next attorney general and the Senate Judiciary Committee had a lot of questions for him.
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2020 prospects Booker, Harris, Klobuchar grill Trump's AG nominee in Senate confirmation hearing

Three potential 2020 presidential candidates went on the attack against President Donald Trump -- and previewed their own agendas -- on Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr.
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Barr Tells Senators He Might Not Release Mueller Report

In a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, Attorney General nominee William Barr declined to promise that he would release Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report to Congress and the public. “My goal and intent is to get as much information out as I can,” Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee, before adding that he was “not going to make a pledge to anyone on this committee” about how he would handle his responsibilities as attorney general. “As the rules stand now, the rules I ...
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Analysis: 7 key takeaways from Barr's confirmation hearing

Former Attorney General William Barr took questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for hours Tuesday as he sought to win confirmation to his old job amid President Donald Trump's ongoing onslaught against the Justice Department and the special counsel investigation being led by Robert Mueller.
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The 7 key takeaways from William Barr's attorney general confirmation hearing

Former Attorney General William Barr took questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for hours Tuesday as he sought to win confirmation to his old job amid President Donald Trump's ongoing onslaught against the Justice Department and the special counsel investigation being led by Robert Mueller.
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Analysis: 7 key takeaways from William Barr's attorney general confirmation hearing

Former Attorney General William Barr took questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for hours Tuesday as he sought to win confirmation to his old job amid President Donald Trump's ongoing onslaught against the Justice Department and the special counsel investigation being led by Robert Mueller.
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Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserts his independence

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe. Those comments by William Barr at his Senate confirmation hearing pointedly departed from Trump’s own views an...
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William Barr says he can "conceive of situations" where journalists should be prosecuted

Nominee for Attorney General William Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning that he "can conceive of situations where, as a last resort," journalists could be prosecuted for “putting out stuff that is hurting the country.” This was in response to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who, using the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an example, asked Barr whether he thought the Justice Department should prosecute journalists "for doing their jobs." Yep, this is wh...
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Follow live blog: Attorney general nominee Barr tells senators he doesn't think Mueller would pursue 'witch hunt'

William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, is questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee during            [Author: USA TODAY]
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William Barr defends Robert Mueller and says he won’t be ‘bullied’ by Trump as next Attorney General

William Barr has told Congress that he would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling from political pressure, despite his past criticism of the inquiry. Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next attorney general was grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday during his first day of confirmation hearings. Mr Barr, who was attorney general under President George Bush in the 1990s, also faced questions about an unsolicited, 19-page memo he wrote last ...
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Trump's attorney general pick: Robert Mueller is not overseeing a 'witch hunt'

Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general has contradicted the US president by saying Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling, is not involved in a “witch hunt”.  William Barr, who will oversee the Mueller probe if confirmed to the role, vowed to allow the investigation to be completed during a grilling by US senators on Tuesday.  Mr Barr called Mr Mueller a “friend” and said they had known each other for 30 years after being colleagues at the Justice Depart...
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What Barr Did (And Didn’t) Commit To On The Russia Probe, DOJ Independence

Tuesday’s confirmation hearing for Bill Barr focused on how the attorney general nominee would handle key issues related to the Russia probe and keep the Justice Department independent from president known to insert himself into the DOJ’s affairs. In his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee and answers to lawmakers’ questions, Barr sought to assuage concerns he’ll act as a flunky to President Trump, committing to allow the Russia investigation to continue unimpeded and to p...
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Follow live: William Barr's Senate confirmation hearing to become attorney general

William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, will be questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee during            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Barr: Mueller is not on a witch hunt

Attorney general nominee William Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he does not believe special counsel Robert Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt.
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Graham Presses Barr To Tell Congress If Trump Was Subject Of Counterintel Probe

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday urged attorney general nominee William Barr to look into “whether or not, in the appropriate way, a counterintelligence investigation was opened up by somebody at the FBI-slash-Department of Justice against President Trump,” as the New York Times reported. Barr began to answer, “There are a number of investigations, as I understand it, going on—” but Graham interrupted, asking if Barr had “ever heard of such a thing.” When B...
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Barr: Sessions ‘Probably Did The Right Thing Recusing Himself’

Attorney general nominee William Barr said Tuesday that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions “probably did the right thing” by recusing himself from matters related to the Russia probe. “Do you believe that Attorney  General Sessions had a conflict  because he worked on the Trump  campaign?” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) asked Barr at his confirmation hearing.  “I’m not sure of all the  facts, but I think he probably  did the right thing recusing  himself...
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Graham: AG Nominee Barr ‘Can Right The Ship’ At The Justice Department

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Tuesday that attorney general nominee William Barr “can right the ship” at the Justice Department. Graham made the remark at the start of Barr’s confirmation hearing Tuesday: “I want to thank the President for nominating somebody who is worthy of the job, who’ll understand on Day 1 what the job is about, and can right the ship over there.” “We’ve got a lot of problems at the Department of Justice,” Graham added later, thanking Bar...
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Follow live: AG nominee William Barr tells senators he doesn't think Mueller would pursue 'witch hunt'

William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, will be questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee during            [Author: USA TODAY]
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WATCH LIVE: AG Nominee Barr Testifies In Confirmation Hearing At 9:30 AM ET

President Trump’s attorney general nominee, Bill Barr, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Watch live:  [Author: Caitlin MacNeal]
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