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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 attorney 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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On Politics: Congress and Trump Clash Over Census

A House committee recommended that Attorney General William P. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. be held in contempt.
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AP Top Stories June 12 P

Here are the top stories for Wednesday, June 12th: House committee votes to hold William Barr and Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress; Donald Trump, Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill; Trump to send more..
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Videos for William Barr

Democratic-Led House Find Barr And Ross In Contempt [Video]Democratic-Led House Find Barr And Ross In Contempt

On Wednesday a Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee voted in favor of holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for defying..

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Trump Won't Let Congress See Census Records [Video]Trump Won't Let Congress See Census Records

Reuters reports President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege on Wednesday to keep private certain documents related to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, defying a House..

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Trump shields census documents from Congress [Video]Trump shields census documents from Congress

President Donald Trump refused to hand over documents to a U.S. House committee related to his administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, citing executive privilege. Conway..

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Trump Invokes Executive Privilege [Video]Trump Invokes Executive Privilege

According to CNN, The Department of Justice informed the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over materials related to the addition of a..

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House To Put Barr, McGahn's Defiance Of Subpoenas Into Hands Of The Court [Video]House To Put Barr, McGahn's Defiance Of Subpoenas Into Hands Of The Court

CNN reports the House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on a resolution allowing the House Judiciary Committee -- and other House panels in the future -- to enforce its subpoenas in the courts...

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House approves authority to sue Trump advisers [Video]House approves authority to sue Trump advisers

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to give lawmakers clear authority to sue Trump administration figures who defy congressional subpoenas, including former White House..

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House Oversight Committee To On Contempt Charges For Barr and Ross [Video]House Oversight Committee To On Contempt Charges For Barr and Ross

On Wednesday the House of Representatives Oversight Committee plans to vote on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling..

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Justice Department Will Provide Evidence Related To Mueller Investigation [Video]Justice Department Will Provide Evidence Related To Mueller Investigation

Reuters reports the U.S. Justice Department has agreed to provide further evidence, related to the Mueller investigation, to lawmakers. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler agreed to hold..

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House Democrats Move Towards Court Action Versus Barr, McGahn [Video]House Democrats Move Towards Court Action Versus Barr, McGahn

According to Reuters, the U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee on Thursday unveiled a measure authorizing federal court action to enforce subpoenas issued to Attorney General William Barr and..

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House Panel To Move Forward With Vote Hold Barr, Ross In Contempt [Video]House Panel To Move Forward With Vote Hold Barr, Ross In Contempt

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee said that it will move forward with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in..

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U.S. House to vote next week on whether to find Barr in contempt [Video]U.S. House to vote next week on whether to find Barr in contempt

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Monday that the U.S. House of Representatives has decided that it will vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for failing..

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House Panel Threatens Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross [Video]House Panel Threatens Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross

On Monday the chairman of a House of Representatives panel warned the top U.S. law enforcement officer and the Commerce secretary that they will face a contempt of Congress vote unless they hand over..

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In Flap Over Census Question, House Dems Threaten To Hold Barr, Ross In Contempt [Video]In Flap Over Census Question, House Dems Threaten To Hold Barr, Ross In Contempt

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is moving to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress. According to Politico, the Democrats are charging..

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Did William Barr Contradict Himself Over The Mueller Report [Video]Did William Barr Contradict Himself Over The Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr recently told CBS News information about the Robert Mueller report. He said the Department of Justice “didn’t agree with the legal analysis” of the special counsel...

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Barr says Mueller could've decided on obstruction [Video]Barr says Mueller could've decided on obstruction

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has told CBS This Morning that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who led a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, could have reached a..

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Attorney General Barr Speak On Mueller Statement [Video]Attorney General Barr Speak On Mueller Statement

On Thursday Attorney General William Barr said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, could have reached a decision on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, but chose not to. Rueters reports..

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Charging Trump was 'not an option': Mueller [Video]Charging Trump was 'not an option': Mueller

Special Counsel Mueller said his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election was never going to end with criminal charges against Trump because of Justice Department policy. Zachary..

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Comey Pens Washington Post Op-Ed [Video]Comey Pens Washington Post Op-Ed

On Tuesday Former FBI Director James Comey said in an op-ed for The Washington Post that President Donald Trump tells "dumb lies" to attack the FBI and investigations of his 2016 campaign. CNN reports..

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Panel Chief Schiff Delays Subpoena Following Offer By Justice Department [Video]Panel Chief Schiff Delays Subpoena Following Offer By Justice Department

According to a report by Reuters, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said that he would refrain from enforcing a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the..

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Our subpoenas 'not optional': Nadler on McGahn's no-show [Video]Our subpoenas 'not optional': Nadler on McGahn's no-show

The U.S. House of Representatives committee that would handle any impeachment of President Donald Trump convened a hearing on Tuesday with another empty chair at the witness table, as former White..

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AG William Barr Joked With Nancy Pelosi About Being Arrested [Video]AG William Barr Joked With Nancy Pelosi About Being Arrested

AG William Barr Joked With Nancy Pelosi About Being Arrested

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Barr launches fresh review of origins of Russia probe [Video]Barr launches fresh review of origins of Russia probe

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is working with top intelligence officials and a senior federal prosecutor on at least the third inquiry to date into the origins of the Mueller probe of President..

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Attorney General Barr Taps Connecticut Prosecutor For Mueller Probe [Video]Attorney General Barr Taps Connecticut Prosecutor For Mueller Probe

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has appointed Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor to review the steps the Justice Department took in launching an investigation into whether President Donald..

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Schiff proposes daily $25K contempt fine [Video]Schiff proposes daily $25K contempt fine

A senior Democratic lawmaker has proposed issuing a daily fine on U.S. officials who stonewall congressional investigations. Nathan Frandino has more.

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Republican attempts to defend Trump and Barr’s 'no obstruction' decree are pathetic

Donald Trump's allies can argue that he didn't obstruct justice, but the facts say otherwise. Their real rationale: He's the president, end of story.
USATODAY.com - Published

House panel backs citing two Trump officials with contempt over census

A Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee voted on Wednesday in favor of holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for defying..
Reuters - Published

House panel approves contempt citations against Barr, Ross

The U.S. House Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday to approve contempt of Congress citations against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for defying congressional..
Reuters - Published

House panel votes contempt for Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

A House panel voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for defying subpoenas about the Census
USATODAY.com - Published

House votes to enforce subpoenas for Barr, McGahn

The full House of Representatives voted Tuesday on a civil contempt resolution to enforce the congressional subpoenas of Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn. CBS..
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In 1990s, Biden said Barr was "one of the best" attorneys general

"You were one of the best I have ever worked with, and there have been a lot of attorneys general since I have been here, and I mean that sincerely"
CBS News - Published

House panel to vote Wednesday on whether two Trump officials are in contempt of Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee plans to vote on Wednesday on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for..
Reuters - Published

Attorney general agrees to start handing over evidence underlying the Mueller report

Attorney General William Barr has agreed to begin handing over "key evidence" underlying the report by special counsel Robert Mueller. In exchange, Democrats agreed to put off a vote to hold Mueller in..
CBS News - Published

House panel sets Barr, Ross contempt votes for Wednesday

The U.S. House Oversight Committee plans to vote on Wednesday on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into..
Reuters - Published

Nadler says DOJ to provide "key evidence" from Mueller report

The full House of Representatives still plans to vote Tuesday to authorize the Judiciary Committee to seek court approval to enforce Barr and McGahn subpoenas
CBS News - Published

People Are Trying to Figure Out William Barr. He’s Busy Wielding Power.

Is he the operator who spun the then-secret Mueller report? Or the straight shooter who later disclosed portions that were damaging to President Trump?
NYTimes.com - Published

House panel weighs holding Trump Cabinet members in contempt over census

The U.S. House Oversight Committee plans to vote next week on holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged..
Reuters - Published

Congress and Mueller need to step up and protect America from presidents like Trump

Congress should pass laws to prevent dangerous norm-smashing by Trump and potential like-minded successors. And Mueller must talk to counteract Barr.
USATODAY.com - Published

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