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Report: Rep. Gohmert Tests Positive Ahead of Trump Trip

Justice Department says Barr will now be tested

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert, who said last month that he doesn't usually wear a mask on Capitol Hill because he doesn't have the coronavirus, now has the coronavirus, sources tell outlets including Politico and the New York Times . The sources say the Texan lawmaker was tested at the... More »

Nadler to Barr: 'Shame on You'

AG appears at combative House hearing

(Newser) - After 18 months in office, Attorney General William Barr made his first appearance before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday—and he clashed with Democrats, including Rep. Jerrold Nadler, right from the start. In his opening remarks, Nadler, the committee chairman, said the Trump administration had "twisted the Department of... More »

Barr: Portland Rioting Unrelated to Floyd's Death

AG to defend sending in the feds at much-anticipated House hearing

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr is defending the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America, saying “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests” sparked by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. Barr will tell members of the House Judiciary Committee at a... More »

Trump Announces 'Surge' of Federal Agents in Cities

Feds will be sent to Chicago, Albuquerque

(Newser) - President Trump announced Wednesday that he will send federal agents into Chicago and Albuquerque to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention in local enforcement as he runs for reelection under a "law-and-order" mantle. Trump painted Democrat-led cities as out of control and lashed out at the... More »

Executive Order, US Marshals to Protect Nation's Monuments

Trump promises 'very strong' order this week

(Newser) - US marshals have been ordered to prep to protect the nation's monuments as part of a new effort by the Trump administration, also said to involve an upcoming executive order. In an email with the subject line "Attorney General Assignment," Marshals Service Assistant Director Andrew C. Smith... More »

Barr Accused of 'Dangerous Pattern of Conduct'

He agrees to testify before House Judicary Committee

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr has been engaged in a "clear and dangerous pattern" of conduct, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said at the start of a Wednesday hearing on alleged politicization of the Justice Department under Barr. The Democrat accused Barr of being "the president's fixer,... More »

Divided Appeals Court: The Flynn Case Must Die

Their 2-1 opinion slams the judge overseeing the case

(Newser) - Looks like Michael Flynn is even closer to legal daylight. An appeals court ruled Wednesday that Flynn's long and controversial court case should be dismissed—which likely means it's over, USA Today reports. The 2-1 opinion criticized the judge who refused to approve a Justice Department plan to... More »

Prosecutor: I Was Pressured to Cut Stone a 'Break'

He says Stone was being treated differently because of his relationship with Trump

(Newser) - One of four prosecutors who quit the Roger Stone case after Attorney General William Barr intervened to recommend a lighter sentence says there was "significant pressure" to cut Stone a "break" because he was close to President Trump. "What I heard—repeatedly—was that Roger Stone was... More »

Nadler on Plans to Subpoena Barr: 'It Is Very Much True'

Attorney general is expected to contest subpoena

(Newser) - From drama in Manhattan to drama in DC: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Monday said he is prepared to subpoena Attorney General Bill Bar to appear before the committee on July 2. "We have begun the process to issue that subpoena," Nadler told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow... More »

Barr: Trump Has Ousted Top Federal Prosecutor

But Geoffrey S. Berman showed up for work Saturday

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr on Saturday told the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan that President Trump has removed him from the high-profile job, the AP reports. US Attorney Geoffrey Berman—who has been overseeing investigations of Trump's allies—intends to continue to fight his removal and even showed up... More »

AG: SDNY's Berman Is 'Stepping Down.' Berman: Nope

'I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning': US attorney probing Trump associates

(Newser) - On Friday evening, Attorney General Bill Barr announced that US Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the powerful federal prosecutor from the Southern District of New York who's investigated multiple Trump associates, was "stepping down," with President Trump intending to nominate SEC Chair Jay Clayton to Berman's role, even... More »

Feds Schedule First Executions Since 2003

4 federal inmates will be executed this summer, Barr says

(Newser) - The federal government plans to execute more people this summer than it did in the previous 30 years combined. The Justice Department says four inmates—all child-killers—will be put to death by lethal injection in July and August, NPR reports. On July 13, Daniel Lewis Lee, a former white... More »

Trump: If Bolton Releases Book, Charges Could Follow

President says Bolton didn't complete pre-publication review process

(Newser) - President Trump said Monday that his former national security adviser, John Bolton, could face a “criminal problem” if he doesn't halt plans to publish a new book that describes scattershot, sometimes dangerous, decision-making by a president focused only on getting re-elected . Trump said it would be up to... More »

1K Former Justice Staffers Want Barr's Role Investigated

Letter questions whether the attorney general gave the order to clear protesters

(Newser) - In a letter to the agency's inspector general, more than 1,250 former career employees and political appointees in the Justice Department have asked for an investigation of Attorney General William Barr's role in the clearing of protesters in Lafayette Square last week. The letter expressed concern over... More »

Barr on Trump's Bunker Visit: 'Things Were So Bad'

AG says Secret Service recommended president go there for safety; Trump said it was for an 'inspection'

(Newser) - President Trump's retreat to the White House's underground bunker late last month as hundreds of protesters for George Floyd demonstrated outside earned derision from many and an excuse from Trump : He'd gone there just for a "tiny little short period of time," during the daytime,... More »

Trump Sued Over Use of Force on DC Protesters

Civil rights groups file federal lawsuit

(Newser) - Civil rights groups including the ACLU and Black Lives Matter are taking the Trump administration to court over the forcible clearance of protesters ahead of the president's church photo-op across from the White House Monday. In a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, the groups say the use of methods including... More »

Report: Order to Clear Protesters Came Directly From AG

He told officials to disperse crowd before Trump's church photo-op

(Newser) - The controversial clearing of a crowd of peaceful protesters before President Trump spoke at St. John's Church Monday was personally ordered by Attorney General William Barr, Justice Department sources tell the Washington Post . Federal police officers used batons, riot shields, tear gas, and rubber bullets to force demonstrators away... More »

Barr's 'Obamagate' Prediction May Not Please Trump

Attorney general doesn't expect criminal investigation of Obama, Biden

(Newser) - President Trump has been pushing the "Obamagate" theme of late, but his attorney general just dampened expectations about what Trump and his supporters can expect out of it. William Barr said Monday he doesn't think President Obama or Joe Biden will be investigated over the origins of the... More »

A Pardon for Trump? Not From Joe Biden

Former VP says he wouldn't try to stop any potential investigation into Trump after he leaves office

(Newser) - When Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, it was seen as a way for the United States to heal and move on from Watergate. So, if Joe Biden became president and Donald Trump faced any charges, would he do the same? That would be a no, as would any attempt to... More »

A Twist in DOJ's Plan to Drop Flynn Case

Move to dismiss case must go through federal judge, who says he'll accept outside briefs

(Newser) - A federal judge made clear Tuesday that he would not immediately rule on the Justice Department's decision to dismiss its criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying he would instead let outside individuals and groups weigh in with their opinions. The move suggests US... More »

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