• Appeals court blocks administration policy denying bond to asylum seekers

    (CNN) — A federal appeals court on Friday blocked a Trump administration policy denying bond hearings to asylum seekers. In a 2-1 decision, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which has repeatedly drawn the ire of President Donald Trump, upheld a lower court ruling blocking the policy. Last April, Attorney General William Barr announced a policy that […]

  • Federal judge blasts William Barr for Mueller report rollout, asks if it was meant to help Trump

    (CNN) — A federal judge Thursday criticized Attorney General William Barr for his handling of the Mueller report when it was released last spring, saying Barr’s early description of the report didn’t match the special counsel’s actual conclusions. Judge Reggie Walton asked if Barr’s actions were a “calculated attempt” to help President Donald Trump and opined the […]

  • More than 2,000 former prosecutors and other DOJ officials call on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign

    (CNN) — More than 2,000 former Justice Department officials who served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations have signed a statement posted Sunday calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign. “Mr. Barr’s actions in doing the President’s personal bidding unfortunately speak louder than his words. Those actions, and the damage they have done […]

  • Barr says Trump’s tweets about DOJ cases make it ‘impossible to do my job’

    Attorney General William Barr on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump for tweeting about Justice Department cases in an extraordinary defense of rank-and-file prosecutors in an interview with ABC News. “To have public statements and tweets made about the department, about people in the department, our men and women here, about cases pending in the department and about judges before […]

  • 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, […]

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