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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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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.
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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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Videos for William Barr

U.S., UK press Facebook to drop message encryption [Video]U.S., UK press Facebook to drop message encryption

The U.S. and UK are pressing Facebook to drop plans for encrypted messages, and have signed an agreement to fast track requests for information about messages sent by suspected criminals. Julian..

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Pompeo pushes back on U.S. House impeachment inquiry into Trump [Video]Pompeo pushes back on U.S. House impeachment inquiry into Trump

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday pushed back against a request by House Democrats to depose five current and former State Department officials in the Ukraine probe, saying it could be..

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Pelosi Accuses Attorney General Of Going 'Rogue' [Video]Pelosi Accuses Attorney General Of Going 'Rogue'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused U.S. Attorney General William Barr of going “rogue” in the Justice Department’s handling of a whistleblower..

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Mass Murderers May Meet Their Maker A Lot Faster [Video]Mass Murderers May Meet Their Maker A Lot Faster

The Trump administration has drafted legislation that would speed the death penalty for people who have committed mass murder. The US has experienced virtually countless mass shootings over the years...

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AG Barr Books Trump's DC Hotel For Party For $30,000 [Video]AG Barr Books Trump's DC Hotel For Party For $30,000

Attorney General William Barr has booked President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington, DC. And it isn't just one room for himself. According to Business Insider, it was for a $30,000 holiday party with..

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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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

Facebook the focus of U.S. Justice Department and state AGs meeting: sources

A bipartisan group of state attorneys general, including New York Attorney General Letitia James, met Monday with U.S. Attorney General William Barr to discuss a state-level probe of Facebook Inc , two..
Reuters - Published

Barr and a Top Prosecutor Cast a Wide Net in Reviewing the Russia Inquiry

The attorney general and a veteran prosecutor, John H. Durham, have charted an unusual course that could bolster President Trump’s pet theories about the Russia investigation.
NYTimes.com - Published

Giuliani vs. Barr: The point no one is making about Trump's inappropriate Ukraine call

Understanding the full context of Donald Trump's inappropriate request lies with Rudy Giuliani and his interactions with Ukrainian officials.
USATODAY.com - Published

The government doesn't want Facebook to encrypt your messages: Here's why

Attorney General William Barr wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking Justice Department backdoor access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp.
USATODAY.com - Published

Italy PM backs intelligence over reported U.S. attorney general visits

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is not concerned about reports that U.S. Attorney General William Barr held secret meetings with Italian intelligence agencies, Conte's office said on Thursday.
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Barr Pushes Facebook for Access to WhatsApp Messages

The Justice Department has long sought access to encrypted messages, alarming privacy advocates.
NYTimes.com - Published

Australia "unlikely" to share internal communications linked to Mueller probe

Prime Minister says after "fairly uneventful conversation" with Trump, that it would be "very unusually" to share internal communications as Barr's probes origin of Mueller report
CBS News - Published

Trump contacted foreign officials over probe of Russia inquiry origins -Justice Dept

U.S. President Donald Trump has contacted other countries to introduce Attorney General William Barr and a Justice Department official who is conducting an inquiry into the origins of Special Counsel..
Reuters - Published

President Trump asked Australia, other countries to help AG Barr investigate origins of Mueller inquiry

Donald Trump asked the Australian prime minister to help William Barr's inquiry into the origins of Robert Mueller's investigation.
USATODAY.com - Published

Barr and Trump asked foreign officials to help investigate Russia probe

Barr asked Mr. Trump to call Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to alert him that the attorney general would be reaching out, a department official said
CBS News - Published

Pelosi accuses U.S. Attorney General of going 'rogue' in Ukraine case

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused U.S. Attorney General William Barr of going "rogue" in the Justice Department's handling of a whistleblower complaint that President..
Reuters - Published

Whistleblower complaint: Nancy Pelosi says Bill Barr has 'gone rogue'

"I think where they are going is the cover up of the cover up, and that's really very sad for them," Pelosi said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pelosi Says Barr Has ‘Gone Rogue’

The House speaker says Attorney General William P. Barr should not have been involved in the handling of a whistle-blower complaint that named him.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi says Attorney General Barr "has gone rogue"

U.S. Attorney General William Barr and the U.S. Justice Department have gone "rogue", U.S. House Speaker Pelosi said on Friday, days after opening an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump over..
Reuters - Published

Giuliani and Attorney General Barr singled out in whistleblower complaint

Attorney General William Barr and President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani were among the names singled out in the whistleblower complaint released Thursday. Paula Reid joined CBSN with more on..
CBS News - Published

Whistleblower singles out Rudy Giuliani in complaint

Two names feature prominently in the whistleblower complaint: Attorney General William Barr and Mr. Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani. Paula Reid looks at how "America's mayor" has become the president's..
CBS News - Published

President Trump inserts Attorney General William Barr into political firestorm in call with Ukrainian president

President Trump inserts Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department into a political firestorm in his call with the Ukrainian president
USATODAY.com - Published

Are Republicans worried about Trump's whistleblower complaint?

A summary of a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine's leader was released, showing the president repeatedly urged Ukraine's leader to work with Attorney General William Barr and Rudy Giuliani..
CBS News - Published

Pelosi on Trump: ‘He Does Not Care About Ethics’ — Live Updates

The White House released a reconstructed transcript that showed President Trump urged Ukraine’s leader to contact Attorney General William Barr about opening an inquiry tied to Joseph R. Biden Jr...
NYTimes.com - Published

The Trump-Zelensky Phone Call: 6 Key Moments

A reconstructed transcript released on Wednesday showed President Trump pressing Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and pushing assistance from Attorney General William Barr and Rudolph Giuliani, his..
NYTimes.com - Published

House Judiciary chief call on Barr to recuse himself from Ukraine probes

U.S. Attorney General William Barr must recuse himself from any Ukraine-related investigations after a memo showed President Donald Trump in a July call told the Ukrainian president he would have the..
Reuters - Published

6 Key Moments in the Trump-Ukraine Phone Call

A reconstructed transcript released on Wednesday showed President Trump pressing Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and pushing assistance from Attorney General William Barr and Rudolph Giuliani, his..
NYTimes.com - Published

Barr meets with lawmakers on Capitol Hill as Trump considers gun legislation proposals

Attorney General William Barr is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss gun legislation proposals under consideration by the White House. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy..
CBS News - Published

As Trump Weighs Gun Safety Bills, Barr’s Plan Draws Skepticism

Attorney General William P. Barr has floated a plan to expand background checks for gun buyers, but President Trump has yet to give it his blessing.
NYTimes.com - Published

White House to propose expedited death penalty for perpetrators of mass shootings

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has drafted legislation that would speed the death penalty for people who have committed mass murder, a White House official said on Monday.
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AG William Barr to throw a pricey, private holiday party at DC's Trump International Hotel

Attorney General William Barr to throw party at DC's Trump International Hotel, as lines blur on Trump's private businesses and administration
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Barr to host annual holiday party at Trump's D.C. hotel

The Trump administration has been widely criticized for how the president can profit from his D.C. hotel
CBS News - Published

Barr Seized on Epstein Case as Doubts Mounted About Justice Dept.

The attorney general has been unusually personally involved in the investigations into the jailhouse suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, the high-profile financier accused of sex trafficking.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump wavers on universal background checks

There's growing confusion in Washington over moves to tighten gun laws after this month's mass shootings. Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the administration will work with..
CBS News - Published

U.S. attorney general shakes up prison bureau after Epstein death

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City..
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After Epstein suicide, attorney general reassigns federal prisons chief

Attorney General William Barr announces Hugh Hurwitz's reassignment more than a week after Jeffrey Epstein's suicide
CBS News - Published

Attorney General ousts head of federal prison system in aftermath of Jeffrey Epstein's death

Attorney General William Barr ousted the head of the nation's largest prison system following Jeffrey Epstein's suicide in federal custody.
USATODAY.com - Published

Two staffers assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein placed on leave

The mystery of Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide may be deepening with new information from the jail where the accused sex trafficker died. Attorney General William Barr has reassigned the warden in..
CBS News - Published

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