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The White House headed off a threat from House Democrats to move forward with contempt proceedings against two of its key cabinet members by asserting executive privilege over subpoenaed documents. A message from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent to House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) informs the panel that the White House had
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In a speech on Tuesday to the American Law Institute, U.S. Attorney General William Barr criticized the ability of lower courts to impose nationwide injunctions against presidential decisions. What did he say? Barr spoke about the Trump administration’s attempt to undo the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had granted protected status to
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr responded by an accusation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a Fox News interview by saying that Democrats are afraid of what he’s uncovering in his investigation. “I think it’s a laughable charge, and I think it’s largely being made to try to discredit me partly because they may
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In a scathing commentary on Fox News, Chris Wallace excoriated “opinion people” who were ignoring the facts of the letter from former special counsel Robert Mueller to Attorney General William Barr in order to push a favorable political agenda. And he specifically named his own network, Fox News, as the home of some of the
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The Washington Post reported Tuesday that they obtained a letter sent from Robert Mueller to Attorney General William Barr implying that he misled Congress about the conclusions in his report. According to the letter, Mueller said that Barr’s summary of his report “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the investigation into
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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released a joint statement on Thursday accusing U.S. Attorney General William Barr of lying and demanding the Mueller report be delivered without redactions. “What we’ve learned today is that Attorney General Barr deliberately distorted significant portions of Special Counsel Mueller’s report,” the
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After years of complaints from Republicans and allies of the president, Attorney General William Barr revealed that the FBI is being investigated over FISA surveillance on the Trump campaign in 2016. “The Office of the Inspector General has a pending investigation of the FISA process in the Russian investigation, and I expect that that will
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