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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 during the George H. W. Bush administration.

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U.S. AG Barr names new chief for troubled prison system

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday announced a new director for the U.S. government's prison system, seeking to impose stability on an agency that has been under scrutiny since the August..
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Federal lawyers are accountable to ethics and the public, not Donald Trump and Bill Barr

Do the right thing and ensure that American justice is done without fear or favor. You'll be judged kindly by history and your fellow lawyers.
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Barr To Meet With Senate GOP [Video]Barr To Meet With Senate GOP

Attorney General William Barr will meet with Senate Republicans on Tuesday. The meeting will take place at their weekly lunch, according to a source familiar with the planning. The gathering is..

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Trump ally Stone sentenced to 40 months for lying to Congress [Video]Trump ally Stone sentenced to 40 months for lying to Congress

Donald Trump's longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone was sentenced to serve 40 months in jail in a case that embroiled the Justice Department in political controversy and provoked the ire of the U.S...

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U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source [Video]U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source

U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, while the..

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Attorney General Barr considering quitting over Trump tweets: source [Video]Attorney General Barr considering quitting over Trump tweets: source

Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning. Barr is said to have been considering the option due to President Trump’s tweets about the Justice Department. Barr has told people close to..

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US Attorney General Considered Resi [Video]US Attorney General Considered Resi

A source said Attorney General William Barr considered resigning because of President Donald Trump. He didn’t like Trump’s interference with Justice Department matters, particularly his tweets..

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Convicted Trump ally Stone loses bid to delay sentencing [Video]Convicted Trump ally Stone loses bid to delay sentencing

A federal judge denied a bid by longtime Donald Trump friend Roger Stone to delay his sentencing, as Trump claimed again the political operative and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" was being treated..

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Former Justice Dept. officials call on Barr to resign [Video]Former Justice Dept. officials call on Barr to resign

More than 1,100 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his handling of the trial of a longtime adviser of President Donald Trump...

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Former DOJ Workers To AG Barr: Resign. Now. [Video]Former DOJ Workers To AG Barr: Resign. Now.

More than 1,100 former Justice Department employees have signed an online petition. Politico reports the letter urges Attorney General Bill Barr to resign. It also commends the four prosecutors who..

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Tumultuous week at Justice Department [Video]Tumultuous week at Justice Department

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has "the legal right" to interfere in criminal cases, capping a tumultuous week that raised questions about whether he is eroding the independence of the..

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Trump defends 'legal right' to interfere in criminal cases [Video]Trump defends 'legal right' to interfere in criminal cases

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has "the legal right" to interfere in criminal cases, capping a tumultuous week that raised questions about whether he is eroding the independence of the..

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Pelosi: Trump comments on Stone are 'abuse of power' [Video]Pelosi: Trump comments on Stone are 'abuse of power'

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments this week weighing in on the trial of his longtime associate Roger Stone amount to political interference in the judiciary and are "an abuse of power," House..

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Barr On Trump: 'I Won't Be Bullied By Anyone' [Video]Barr On Trump: 'I Won't Be Bullied By Anyone'

US Attorney General William Barr called out President Donald Trump on Thursday. Barr's criticism followed the president’s attacks on the prosecutors, judge and jury in the trial of longtime adviser..

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Eyebrows Raised By Trump's 'Really Shocking' Meddling In Stone Case [Video]Eyebrows Raised By Trump's 'Really Shocking' Meddling In Stone Case

President Donald Trump’s post-impeachment acquittal behavior is casting a chill in Washington. Attorney General William Barr emerged Tuesday as a key ally in the president’s quest for vengeance...

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Trump thanks Justice Dept. for intervening in his friend Stone's case [Video]Trump thanks Justice Dept. for intervening in his friend Stone's case

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to say whether he is considering pardoning longtime adviser Roger Stone, who was found guilty last year of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness..

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Trump hails Barr for 'taking charge' of Stone case [Video]Trump hails Barr for 'taking charge' of Stone case

Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the head of the Justice Department for intervening on behalf of one of the president's friends and advisers who is facing sentencing after he was found guilty of seven..

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U.S. charges four Chinese military operatives in Equifax 2017 hack [Video]U.S. charges four Chinese military operatives in Equifax 2017 hack

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To counter Huawei, Barr says U.S. should back Ericsson, Nokia [Video]To counter Huawei, Barr says U.S. should back Ericsson, Nokia

Calling China the biggest threat to America, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the United States should actively consider putting its "financial muscle" behind Finland's Nokia and..

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Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Raising Pressure on William Barr

In lashing out at the prosecution of his adviser Roger Stone, the president once again disregarded the attorney general’s pleas to stop publicly commenting on individual cases involving his friends.
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Roger Stone Is Set to Be Sentenced in Case That Has Drawn Scrutiny

The sentencing is playing out against an extraordinary backdrop of upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and Attorney General William P. Barr.
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George H.W. Bush's Deputy AG: Barr needs to resign

A former deputy attorney general under President George H. W. Bush is calling on Attorney General William Barr to step down from his post after what he sees as an erosion of the Justice Department's..
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Should Facebook, Google be liable for user posts? asks U.S. Attorney General Barr

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need the immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued..
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Trump Takes Up Call for Barr to ‘Clean House’ at Justice Dept.

With a series of retweets, President Trump kept up attacks on federal law enforcement agencies, despite pleas from the attorney general.
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U.S. Attorney General questions need to shield big tech from liability for user posts

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued..
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Trump defends his social media use, Barr

President Donald Trump praises his use of social media and Attorney General William Barr as he heads to California on Tuesday. (Feb. 18)  
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Trump praises embattled Attorney General William Barr, says 'I do make his job harder'

"I do make his job harder," Trump said of Barr."He's a very straight shooter. We have a great attorney general and he's working very hard."
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Federal judges' association calls emergency meeting after DOJ intervenes in case of Trump ally Roger Stone

An association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting after Attorney General William Barr intervened in the case of Trump ally Roger Stone.
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Former DOJ officials call on Attorney General Barr to resign

More than 1,000 former U.S. Justice Department officials on Sunday called for Attorney General William Barr to resign over his handling of the trial of a longtime adviser of President Donald Trump.
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More than 1,100 ex-DOJ employees call for Attorney General Barr's resignation

The letter comes after a contentious week for the Justice Department, which already faces allegations of succumbing to political pressure.
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Fearful of Trump’s Attacks, Justice Dept. Lawyers Worry Barr Will Leave Them Exposed

After a week of tumult, some career prosecutors expressed concerns about political interference and the attorney general’s response to the president weighing in on the prosecution of an associate.
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Trump, William Barr and Roger Stone made for a turbulent week at DOJ: Here's what you need to know

Stone's sentencing recommendation – coupled with Trump's critical tweets – caused a shakeup in the prosecution team and appeared to rattle the AG.
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Barr appoints outside prosecutor to review criminal case against Michael Flynn

The development caps off a controversial week for the Justice Department as the agency faces allegations of political meddling in criminal cases.
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Your Friday Briefing

William Barr, Coronavirus, Harvey Weinstein: Here's what you need to know.
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William Barr's Interview With ABC: Key Excerpts

Facing a barrage of criticism from the president about the Justice Department, the attorney general offered a rebuttal on Thursday.
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Connecting protesters to police shooting distracts from real issues of brutality, bias

De Blasio's statement follows pattern of Bloomberg, Barr. If legitimate needs of poor, minority communities remain unmet, protests against cops will continue.
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After Trump’s Attacks on Justice Dept., Barr Says He Will Not ‘Be Bullied’

The attorney general said that the president’s attacks on prosecutors’ handling of his friend Roger Stone’s sentencing undermine the legal system and the Justice Department.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ex-Starr Whitewater counsel: Barr threatens US justice by doing Trump bidding on Stone

Trump has long believed the Department of Justice exists to protect his friends and punish his enemies. What's new is that Barr is listening to him.
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Attorney General William Barr will testify before members of Congress on March 31

The letter says Barr will be questioned about "the misuse of our criminal justice system for political purposes."
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With DOJ's intervention in Roger Stone case, William Barr cements his role as Trump's defender-in-chief

Since taking over as attorney general a year ago, William Barr has taken virtually every opportunity to come to President Donald Trump's defense.
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Trump hails Barr for 'taking charge' of Stone case as Democrats warn of purge

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised Attorney General William Barr for "taking charge" after the Justice Department asked for a lighter prison term for his long-time adviser Roger Stone,..
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Trump congratulates Attorney General Bill Barr for 'taking charge' of Roger Stone's sentence

Justice Department officials have denied that Trump played a role in their decision to reduce the sentence recommendation for Stone.
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U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in 2017 Equifax breach

The United States has charged four Chinese military hackers in the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency that affected nearly 150 million American citizens, Attorney General William Barr..
Reuters - Published

China’s Dominance of 5G Networks Puts U.S. Economic Future at Stake, Barr Warns

The attorney general said Chinese companies were winning the fight for the next generation of telecom networks, posing both an economic and national security threat.
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U.S., allies should consider Nokia, Ericsson investments to counter Huawei: Barr

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday stressed the threat posed by Huawei Technologies and said the United States and its allies should consider investing in Finland's Nokia and Sweden's..
Reuters - Published

Justice Department says Bolton 'grossly mischaracterizes' Barr's take on Trump's talks with Xi, Erdogan

National security adviser John Bolton reportedly told Attorney General William Barr he was concerned President Trump was granting "personal favors" to the presidents of Turkey and China.
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Lev Parnas accuses AG William Barr of conflict of interest, seeks special prosecutor

Lev Parnas, the ex-ally of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, accuses Attorney General William Barr of conflict of interest, seeks special prosecutor
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Mexico and U.S. plan to reduce illegal arms and drug trade

Mexico and the United States have agreed on a plan to combat illicit trafficking of arms, drugs and money, the Mexican government said on Thursday, following meetings between U.S. Attorney General..
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DOJ says Apple hasn't helped unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones. Apple says it only asked a week ago.

Attorney General William Barr said Apple hasn't helped unlock iPhones belonging to the Saudi pilot who opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
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After Florida killings, Saudis withdraw 21 cadets from United States

Saudi Arabia will withdraw 21 cadets receiving military training in the United States following a U.S. investigation into a Saudi officer's fatal shooting of three Americans at a Florida naval base..
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U.S. top attorney: Killing Soleimani 'legitimate,' Trump had authority

President Donald Trump clearly had authority to kill Qassem Soleimani, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday, adding that the White House consulted with his department before the strike on..
Reuters - Published

U.S. ousts 21 Saudi military personnel after Florida killings

Twenty-one Saudi military cadets undergoing U.S. training will be ousted following an investigation into the fatal shooting of three Americans by a Saudi officer at a Florida naval base that U.S...
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U.S. calls shooting by Saudi officer in Florida 'act of terrorism'

The fatal shooting of three Americans by a Saudi Air Force officer at a Florida naval base last month was "an act of terrorism," U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday, adding that 21 Saudi..
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U.S. attorney general to visit Mexico next week: Mexican minister

U.S. Attorney General William Barr will visit Mexico next week, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday.
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Attorney General Barr wrong about role of prosecutors. Tough-on-crime stance stunts progress

Criticism of "social justice" prosecutors, threat to communities shows DOJ leaders lack vision, understanding to ensure justice system reform
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Attorney General defends preserving surveillance court despite past FBI mistakes

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday broke ranks with some fellow Republicans who have suggested the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court should be shuttered, calling it a "critical tool"..
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Ex-Obama Attorney General Eric Holder says William Barr is 'unfit to lead the Justice Department'

Holder said Barr's attacks on Trump's critics sound "more like the tactics of an unscrupulous criminal defense lawyer than a U.S. attorney general."
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Attorney General Barr slams FBI's Russia collusion investigation, disputes new IG report

The report released Monday found no evidence of political bias behind the FBI's Russia investigation, but Attorney General William Barr disputed that.
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U.S. Attorney General Barr says FBI may have acted in 'bad faith' on Russia probe

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday he is still not fully convinced that the FBI acted without bias when it opened its 2016 investigation into possible links between President Donald..
Reuters - Published

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.
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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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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..
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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,..
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