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Trump to intelligence: ‘fully cooperate’ with inquiry into Mueller report origins

President steps up effort to ‘investigate the investigators’ amid growing Democratic calls for impeachmentDonald Trump is directing the US intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with attorney general William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year inquiry into whether Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.The move marks an escalation in Trump’s efforts to “investigate the investigators”, as he continues to try to undermine the findings of special counsel Rober...
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Bill Barr said something that was literally true but could still be considered a criminal false statement.

Lawprof Stephen Gillers explains in "When Is a 'Literally True”' Statement False and a Crime?"I'll just excerpt the part about Bill Clinton:Just as in daily life, judges say that a literally true answer can nevertheless be false if the witness knows what the questioner is getting at and intends to mislead by exploiting an imprecise question....Bill Clinton famously argued that he did not lie at his deposition when he denied ever having had sex or being alone in a room with Monica Lewinsky. Clint...
Tags: Crime, Law, Lying, Bill Clinton, Lewinsky, Ann Althouse, Monica Lewinsky Clinton, William Barr, Stephen Gillers, Bill Barr, Lawprof Stephen Gillers, Susan Weber Wright


Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of meeting with Democrats

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly quit a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with them unless they drop their investigations in the aftermath of the Trump-Russia report. After the truncated meeting with the Democratic leaders, scheduled for a discussion of U.S. infrastructure problems, Trump lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her comment earlier in the morning on Capitol Hill that sh...
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Barr criticizes courts blocking Trump agenda

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday criticized what he sees as a growing trend of courts issuing nationwide injunctions to pause policy moves within the Executive Branch, which threaten separation of powers and thwarts President Donald Trump's agenda.
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Schiff Acknowledges Temporary Peace With DOJ, Says He Still Wants Mueller’s Testimony

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) acknowledged Wednesday morning that he and the Department of Justice have reached a temporary accord as the DOJ agrees to provide counterintelligence information, and he cancelled a meeting to recommend that Attorney General William Barr be held in contempt. However, Schiff was quick to add, the temporary cooperation has not made him forget that he still wants Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify. “This, I should also mention howev...
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Barr rails against court orders blocking Trump agenda

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday criticized what he sees as a growing trend of courts issuing nationwide injunctions to pause policy moves within the Executive Branch, which threaten separation of powers and thwarts President Donald Trump's agenda.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, William Barr


House panel, Justice Dept end standoff over Mueller documents

The House Intelligence Committee pulled back on Wednesday from threats to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the Justice Department agreed to turn over materials relating to an investigation into Russian election interference. The decision ended a standoff between the Democratic-led committee and the Justice Department for access to counterintelligence reports generated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his probe of President Donald Trump and his associates. ...
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AG Barr says nationwide rulings are hampering Trump’s agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is taking on another item from President Donald Trump’s agenda, railing against judges who issue rulings blocking nationwide policies. In a speech Wednesday night, Barr took aim at the broad judicial power, arguing that federal judges who have issued the so-called nationwide injunctions are hampering Trump’s efforts on […]
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AG Barr says nationwide rulings are hampering Trump's agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is taking on another item from President Donald Trump's agenda, railing against judges who issue rulings blocking nationwide policies.
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DOJ Tries To Ward Off Schiff’s Threatened Barr Contempt Recommendation

The Department of Justice sent a letter the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Tuesday, trying to appease some of his requests to ward off the contempt recommendation of Attorney General William Barr he has been threatening. Schiff wants the unredacted Mueller report and underlying intelligence. The DOJ has offered a less-redacted Mueller report than the public version and specific supporting documents. That compromise wasn’t enough for Schiff, who sent a May 16 letter...
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Barr: Rules were changed to hurt Trump

President Donald Trump is accusing his opponents of treason, claiming the FBI spied on his 2016 campaign. Attorney General William Barr is digging in, telling the Wall Street Journal he "felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump" and that it is damaging to the presidency.
Tags: News, Fbi, Stories, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, William Barr


First on CNN: Justice Dept. makes offer to House Intelligence Committee over Mueller report materials

The Justice Department is trying to stave off an "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr this week, making a rare offer to have the House Intelligence Committee review materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's report if House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff agrees to back down.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Adam Schiff, Mueller, Justice Dept, House Intelligence, Robert Mueller, William Barr


First on CNN: Justice Dept. makes offer to House committee over Mueller report

The Justice Department is trying to stave off an "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr this week, making a rare offer to have the House Intelligence Committee review materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's report if House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff agrees to back down.
Tags: News, Cnn, House, Stories, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Adam Schiff, Mueller, Justice Dept, House Intelligence, Robert Mueller, William Barr


First on CNN: Justice Department willing to hand over counterintelligence if Schiff backs off 'enforcement action'

The Justice Department is trying to stave off an "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr this week, making a rare offer to have the House Intelligence Committee review materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's report if House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff agrees to back down.
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Justice Dept. makes offer to House committee over Mueller report

The Justice Department is trying to stave off an "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr this week, making a rare offer to have the House Intelligence Committee review materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's report if House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff agrees to back down.
Tags: News, House, Stories, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Adam Schiff, Mueller, Justice Dept, House Intelligence, Robert Mueller, William Barr


REPORT: Mueller Resists Dems’ Request to Testify Publicly about Details Outside His Report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is resisting congressional Democrats' request that he testify publicly about details of his investigation that were not included in his final report, the Washington Post first reported Tuesday.Mueller and his representatives have reportedly reached an impasse in their negotiations with House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, who would like him to speak publicly about a range of issues, including whether the president could be charged with obstruction o...
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Barr Insists That He’s Protecting The Presidency, Not Just Trump

Attorney General William Barr is insisting that he signed on to be President Donald Trump’s attack dog to protect the institution of the presidency — not just the man currently holding the title. According to the Wall Street Journal, Barr is resistant to criticism that he has consistently acted more like Trump’s personal attorney than the attorney general. “I felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump, and I thought it was damaging for the presidency over the long haul,” Barr said of the...
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Justin Amash: First Republican congressman to call for Trump impeachment faces challenge for his seat

Having become the first Republican in Congress to call for the impeachment of Donald Trump, Justin Amash reward is a challenger for his seat.The Michigan congressman brought the wrath of his entire party into himself with a number of tweets over the weekend suggesting that the possible attempts of obstruction of justice against the president raised by special counsel Robert Mueller amounted to “impeachable conduct”.Mr Amash said Mr Mueller had identified “multiple examples of conduct satisfying ...
Tags: News, Congress, Russia, United States, House, Michigan, Republican Party, Republican National Committee, Mccarthy, Tea Party, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Mueller, Chris Coons, Barr, Robert Mueller


FBI vs SPY

Art by Michael Ramirez William Barr FBI vs Spy USA –-(Ammoland.com)- FBI vs SPY. Attorney General William Barr doubled down in a new interview Friday on his claims that President Trump’s 2016 campaign was spied on — and vowed to get to the bottom of “exactly what happened” with counterintelligence activities. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine c...
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Trump's lawyers: does serving the president mean undermining justice?

Senior attorneys in the executive branch were once seen as guard rails on the president but now seem to be enabling his most constitutionally dubious actionsNot everyone thinks Donald Trump poses a direct and obvious threat to the rule of law. When he accuses FBI investigators of “treason”, declares his campaign was “conclusively spied on” and suggests “long jail sentences”, there is often an assumption that cooler legal heads in the justice department and White House will prevail against the im...
Tags: US news, Donald Trump, Trump Administration, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


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.
Tags: Cnn, Gop, Michigan, Donald Trump, Trump, Justin Amash, Amash, William Barr


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...
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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.
Tags: Cnn, Gop, Michigan, Donald Trump, Trump, Justin Amash, William Barr


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, White House, House, Judiciary, Bob, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Jerry Nadler, William Barr, Russia Probe, Summer Concepcion, Mueller report


Attorney general Barr is 'sliming his own department,' says former FBI director Comey

Former FBI director James Comey has accused Attorney General William Barr of “sliming his own department” by questioning the creation of the Trump-Russia investigation.Mr Comey also suggested the head of the US justice department – who has launched a review into the origins of the 2016 election meddling probe – had been acting as a “spokesperson” for Donald Trump.“The AG should stop sliming his own Department,” the former FBI chief tweeted. “If there are bad facts, show us, or search for them pr...
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Cooper: Barr is fueling the flames of conspiracy

CNN's Anderson Cooper says that Attorney General William Barr's recent interview appearances and use of the phrases "spying" and "witch hunt" in reference to the Russia probe are furthering President Trump's narrative of conspiracy
Tags: News, Russia, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Trump, Cooper, Barr, William Barr


Toobin: Turns out Sean Hannity is the attorney general

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin blasts Attorney General William Barr, who spoke on Fox News about President Trump's characterization of the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt."
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Fox News, Trump, Sean Hannity, Jeffrey Toobin, Toobin, Mueller, William Barr


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 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.
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