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77th and 85th United States Attorney General

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William Barr: 77th and 85th United States Attorney General
William Pelham Barr is an American lawyer and government official serving as the 85th United States Attorney General, in the Donald Trump administration since February 14, 2019. He also served as the 77th Attorney General from 1991 to 1993, in the George H. W. Bush administration.

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The FBI properly, legally investigated 2016 Trump campaign. The rest is noise and spin.

Low-level misconduct had no bearing on the opening of the FBI investigation or its findings. Barr is trying to muddle that message. Don't fall for it.
USATODAY.com - Published

Barr and Durham Publicly Disagree with Horowitz Report on Russia Inquiry

The attorney general reprised his role as a vocal defender of President Trump.
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Videos for William Barr


Report finds FBI probe of Trump 2016 campaign legitimate [Video]Report finds FBI probe of Trump 2016 campaign legitimate

The Department of Justice's watchdog on Monday (December 9) announced that FBI agents were 'properly authorized' to launch an investigation into then-candidate Donald Trump's political campaign,..

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William Barr Revealed To Have Hazed Robert Mueller [Video]William Barr Revealed To Have Hazed Robert Mueller

A new profile in New York Magazine revealed more about Attorney General William Barr. According to Business Insider, Barr’s relationship with former special counsel Robert Mueller wasn’t great...

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Barr: Epstein's Guards Were Shopping And Sleeping [Video]Barr: Epstein's Guards Were Shopping And Sleeping

Attorney General William Barr asserts that a "series" of mistakes allowed Jeffrey Epstein to die. According to Newser, Epstein is reported to have taken his own life at a Manhattan jail in August. "I..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Barr: Dems engaged in 'war' on 'duly elected government' [Video]Barr: Dems engaged in 'war' on 'duly elected government'

U.S. Attorney General William Barr defended the executive branch of the U.S. government during a speech at an event hosted by the Federalist Society last week as lawmakers continue to hear from..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

Bill Clinton Says Impeachment Shouldn't Affect The Way The White House Operates [Video]Bill Clinton Says Impeachment Shouldn't Affect The Way The White House Operates

The White House said it’s unable to work with Democrats in Congress because of impeachment proceedings. Former President Bill Clinton rejected the claim as an “excuse.” Attorney General William..

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Pence aide testifies in impeachment probe, another transcript released [Video]Pence aide testifies in impeachment probe, another transcript released

U.S. congressional committees conducting an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump met on Thursday for the first time with a top adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, one of the last..

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Pence aide testifies in impeachment probe [Video]Pence aide testifies in impeachment probe

U.S. congressional committees conducting an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump met on Thursday for the first time with a top adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, one of the last..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:52Published

William Bar Denies Accusations From Democrats [Video]William Bar Denies Accusations From Democrats

Attorney General William Barr said he is not President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. He clarified this after accusations from Democrats that he’s working in the president’s favor. According..

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Schiff: Attorney General William Barr Is 'Weaponizing' Department of Justice [Video]Schiff: Attorney General William Barr Is 'Weaponizing' Department of Justice

House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff accused AG William Barr on Sunday of “weaponizing” the DOJ. The agency’s probe into connections between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia has morphed into a..

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Trump entrusts the 2016 Russia probe investigation to Barr [Video]Trump entrusts the 2016 Russia probe investigation to Barr

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday spoke to reporters about his trust in U.S. attorney general William Barr in investigating the 2016 Russia probe. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Supreme Court temporarily blocks resumption of federal executions

The Supreme Court temporarily blocked the Trump administration from resuming federal executions, in a setback for Attorney General William Barr.
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Mexican president eyes cooperation after U.S. meeting on security

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that his government is not at odds with the Trump administration after what he called good meetings on security with U.S. Attorney General..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-Mexico talks address arms and drug trade, money laundering

High level security meetings between U.S. Attorney General William Barr and a host of Mexican officials on Thursday made progress addressing arms and drugs trafficking as well as money laundering,..
Reuters - Published

27 Years Later, Senators Want Inquiry into Barr’s Blessing of Call Logs Collection

In 1992, during his first stint as attorney general, Barr permitted the Drug Enforcement Administration to begin collecting bulk records of Americans’ international calls.
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Mexico, top U.S. law official Barr had 'good meeting' on cartel threat: president

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he and senior government officials had a "good meeting" with U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday about the threat of Mexican drug cartels.
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Mexican president hails 'good meeting' with U.S. attorney general Barr

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he had a "good meeting" on Thursday with U.S. Attorney General William Barr, as they sought to address the threat of Mexican drug cartels, which the..
Reuters - Published

Mexico, U.S. eye cooperation in meetings sparked by cartel threat

Mexico's government said its meetings with U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday will focus on bilateral cooperation, as they seek to address the threat of Mexican drug cartels, which the..
Reuters - Published

Mexico meeting with U.S. attorney general to focus on cooperation: president

Meetings between Mexican officials and U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday will focus on bilateral cooperation, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a regular morning news..
Reuters - Published

Dueling investigations? Days before inspector general's report on FBI's Russia investigation, Trump promotes AG probe

A report is expected to conclude FBI surveillance of a Trump campaign aide was justified. Now he's promoting an inquiry conducted by AG William Barr.
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U.S. Attorney General Barr to meet top Mexican officials on Thursday: Mexico government

U.S. Attorney General William Barr will meet Thursday with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, as well as other top officials, Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Mexico to seek cooperation on arms flows with U.S. attorney general

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday his government will seek to strengthen cooperation with the United States to control the flow of "arms and dollars" during meetings this..
Reuters - Published

William Barr: 'Communities' that don't show law enforcement more respect may lose 'police protection'

William Barr made the comments, which have drawn some criticism, while awarding law enforcement officers and deputies for service in policing.
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Barr Is Said to Doubt Inspector General’s Finding on Russia Inquiry

If the attorney general rebuts the finding that the F.B.I. had sufficient cause to open the investigation, the president’s allies could use his skepticism to dismiss the entire report.
NYTimes.com - Published

House sues William Barr and Wilbur Ross over census documents

The House Oversight Committee sues attorney general and commerce secretary for ignoring requests for census documents
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U.S. House panel sues Barr, Ross seeking to enforce Census probe subpoenas

U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday said they had filed a federal lawsuit seeking to enforce subpoenas against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as part of their..
Reuters - Published

Trump to create task force on missing and murdered Native Americans

The executive order comes after Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan on Friday to address the crisis
CBS News - Published

Barr’s Legal Views Come Under Fire From Conservative-Leaning Lawyers

A speech by Mr. Barr last week, in which he argued that Mr. Trump had never overstepped his authority, so alarmed a group of lawyers that they felt compelled to push back publicly.
NYTimes.com - Published

Barr Says Epstein’s Suicide Resulted From ‘Perfect Storm of Screw-Ups’

Attorney General William P. Barr acknowledged his own initial suspicion that Mr. Epstein may have been murdered but said the evidence ultimately showed the financier hanged himself.
NYTimes.com - Published

William Barr: Democrats' investigations into Trump are political harassment meant to 'sabotage' his presidency

Attorney General William Barr said in a speech Friday that opponents of President Donald Trump are simply trying to derail his presidency.
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U.S. Attorney General Barr touts fugitive arrests

Attorney General William Barr was in Albuquerque, New Mexico Tuesday to announce the arrests of nearly 330 fugitives suspected of violent crimes. Officials said the arrests are part of a program..
USATODAY.com - Published

Impeachment Inquiry Tests Ties Between Barr and Trump

The attorney general has not jumped in to publicly defend the president against the Democratic inquiry as he did with the Mueller investigation.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump denies he wanted Barr to hold press conference on Ukraine probe

CBS News has confirmed President Trump wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference stating that the president did not break the law with his July Ukraine phone call. Mr. Trump has..
CBS News - Published

Trump wanted Bill Barr to publicly declare Trump broke no laws in Ukraine call

Trump had sought the kind of news conference that Barr conducted after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference.
USATODAY.com - Published

White House beefing up team to fight impeachment inquiry PR battle

CBS News has learned the White House is bringing in reinforcements to help fight the House impeachment inquiry PR battle. The president also reportedly wanted his attorney general, William Barr, to..
CBS News - Published

Attorney General Declined Trump Request to Declare Nothing Illegal in Ukraine Call

President Trump asked Attorney General William P. Barr to hold a news conference stating that no laws were broken in his call with Ukraine’s president. Mr. Barr declined.
NYTimes.com - Published

"We know there is police brutality," Trump's AG pick says in 1992

Then-moderator of "Face the Nation" Bob Schieffer sat down with Bush administration Attorney General William Barr on May 17, 1992, in the wake of the Los Angeles riots.
CBS News - Published

What will Attorney General William Barr do with the Mueller report?

Paula Reid, Ed O'Keefe, Susan Davis and Jonathan Turley join Margaret Brennan to discuss what happens next with Mueller's report and what it means for Congress' investigations.
CBS News - Published

Jordan says Dems fear Mueller report won't be "bombshell" they expected

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss whether Attorney General William Barr should release the Mueller report and what it means for President Trump.
CBS News - Published

Graham says Mueller investigation is "over for me"

Sen. Lindsey Graham joins Margaret Brennan to discuss Attorney General William Barr's upcoming testimony to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
CBS News - Published

Collins says Democrats "know they can't" impeach Trump

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the Mueller report and Attorney General Barr's canceled appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
CBS News - Published

Swalwell stops short of calling for impeachment, calls Trump "a really bad kid"

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-California, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss Attorney General William Barr's testimony and his 2020 presidential campaign.
CBS News - Published

Hurd calls doctored videos of Pelosi "concerning"

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss Attorney General William Barr's review of the Russia probe and a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
CBS News - Published

Warner says Barr has "little credibility" to carry out review of origins of Russia probe

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the shooting in Virginia Beach on Friday that killed 12 people, and Attorney General William Barr's handling of the Mueller..
CBS News - Published

Kennedy on tariffs: Trump "known to play with fire but not live hand grenades"

Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss Attorney General William Barr's counterintelligence investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, and President Trump's..
CBS News - Published

Face The Nation: Joe Manchin, Jeremy Hunt, Jan Crawford

Missed the second half of the show? The latest on Jan Crawford's interview with Attorney General William Barr.
CBS News - Published

Why did Barr and Mueller disagree on the special counsel's conclusions?

Jan Crawford, Jamal Simmons, Susan Page and Ramesh Ponnuru discuss Jan Crawford's interview with Attorney General William Barr and special counsel Robert Mueller's first public statement.
CBS News - Published

Trump pushes back on Russia reports ahead of attorney general confirmation hearing

Just a day before his attorney general nominee faces Senate questioning, President Trump is defending himself from a pair of bombshell Russia-related reports. CBS News Washington correspondent Paula..
CBS News - Published

How would William Barr handle the Mueller investigation?

At his confirmation hearing Tuesday, attorney general nominee William Barr said Robert Mueller must be allowed to complete his investigation, but he also suggested he might not make Mueller's final..
CBS News - Published

Trump stands by Barr after testimony

President Trump is sticking with his Attorney General William Barr after his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Some Democrats are calling for Barr to resign. CBSN political contributor..
CBS News - Published

Michael Morell: Justice Dept. inquiry into CIA crosses a line

Former CIA Acting and Deputy Director Michael Morell says President Trump and Attorney General William Barr "crossed a line" when they opened a Justice Department review into CIA analysts' judgment...
CBS News - Published

U.S. attorney general calls for counseling, intervention to prevent mass shootings

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday announced a new effort to prevent mass shootings through court-ordered counseling and supervision of potentially violent individuals.
Reuters - Published

Italy PM says Barr's meetings with Rome intelligence were legitimate

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday confirmed that U.S. Attorney General William Barr held two secret meetings with Italian intelligence officers in Rome and described the encounters as "legal..
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Attorney General Barr launches effort to prevent more mass shootings

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday he was launching an initiative aimed at identifying troubled individuals to prevent them from becoming future mass shooters.
Reuters - Published

Parents of slain gay man chide Trump's attorney general over LGBT rights

The parents of slain gay Wyoming man Matthew Shepard blasted U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for failing to stand up for LGBT civil rights in a statement read at a Justice Department..
Reuters - Published

Trump: meeting between Attorney General Barr and Italy's Conte was appropriate

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the..
Reuters - Published

Barr Meets With Murdoch as Trump Steps Up His Criticism of Fox News

Aides to both Mr. Murdoch and Mr. Barr declined requests for comment on the meeting.
NYTimes.com - Published

Explainer: The missing Maltese academic at the heart of Washington intrigue

In recent weeks, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, with backing from President Donald Trump, has stepped up an inquiry into the origins of an FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Barr investigates the investigators of Russian meddling

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has been traveling internationally to help investigate President Donald Trump's complaints that his campaign was improperly targeted by U.S. intelligence and law..
Reuters - Published

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