• Democrats say Barr to testify before Congress in March

    Attorney General William Barr has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee next month, the panel’s chairman Jerry Nadler said Wednesday, giving them a forum to press the attorney general on the sentencing of Roger Stone and other controversies that have emerged in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Nadler and the Democrats on […]

  • Attorney general announces round of lawsuits to confront resistance of ‘sanctuary cities’

    Attorney General William Barr launched a volley of lawsuits at progressive communities Monday in the latest escalation of the administration’s hardline tactic on illegal immigration. Speaking at an annual gathering of sheriffs in Washington, Barr put politicians on watch and announced a trio of lawsuits aimed at laws that he said were putting the safety of undocumented immigrants […]

  • Barr confirms Justice Department is receiving Giuliani information about Ukraine

    Attorney General William Barr confirmed Monday that the Justice Department has been receiving information from Rudy Giuliani about his operation in Ukraine, solidifying the channels through which political dirt on the President’s rivals has made it into the country’s top law enforcement agency. At an unrelated news conference in Washington Monday morning, Barr said that the Justice Department has […]

  • Barr says investigations into 2020 candidates must be approved by top Justice officials

    Attorney General William Barr has told federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials to involve top Justice Department officials at the start of investigations of 2020 political candidates to ensure “this fall’s elections are conducted in a fair manner that is free from inappropriate influences.” The directive, outlined in a memo sent on Wednesday and obtained by CNN, […]

  • Administration will move to speed death penalty in mass murder cases, Barr says

    Attorney General Bill Barr said the Trump administration will move next month to speed up the use of capital punishment against convicted mass murderers, marking the first policy development in the wake of the two shootings earlier this month that left scores dead in Texas and Ohio. Legislation that allows for the “imposition of any […]

  • AG Barr orders reinstatement of the federal death penalty

    Attorney General William Barr has ordered the reinstatement of the federal death penalty after a 16-year pause, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Barr also directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of five death-row inmates convicted of murder, the Justice Department said in a news release. The executions are slated to […]

  • House panel votes to hold AG Barr, Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt over census documents

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee advanced a resolution Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for withholding documents on the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The vote, 24-15 largely along party lines, came only hours after President Donald Trump asserted […]

  • House approves enforcing subpoenas in court against Trump officials

    The House approved a resolution Tuesday to authorize the House Judiciary Committee and other panels to go to court to enforce their subpoenas of the Trump administration. The measure, which was adopted 229-191 along party lines, allows the Judiciary Committee to sue Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for refusing […]

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