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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 and government official and the 77th and 85th United States Attorney General. Barr's second stint in the post began in February 2019 during the Donald Trump administration. He previously served as the 77th Attorney General from 1991 to 1993 during the George H. W. Bush administration.

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Barr forms panel on 'anti-government extremism' [Video]

Barr forms panel on 'anti-government extremism'

[NFA] Attorney General William Barr on Friday ordered the establishment of a task force to counter what he called "anti-government extremists" committing violence as protests against police brutality..

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Pelosi Rules Out Impeaching Attorney General William Barr [Video]

Pelosi Rules Out Impeaching Attorney General William Barr

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representative won’t impeach AAttorney General Bill Barr. According to Business Insider, Barr is set to testify before the House in July. Two Department..

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Partisan tensions flare at House hearing on Barr [Video]

Partisan tensions flare at House hearing on Barr

U.S. House Democrats blasted Attorney General William Barr at a hearing on Wednesday over accusations he had improperly meddled in criminal cases and antitrust probes for political gain, but they..

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US Attorney General Barr To Testify Before Congress [Video]

US Attorney General Barr To Testify Before Congress

(CNN) Attorney General William Barr is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in late July, a Department of Justice spokesperson has announced. "The Attorney General has accepted an..

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135 Former SDNY Prosecutors Decry Ousting Of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman [Video]

135 Former SDNY Prosecutors Decry Ousting Of US Attorney Geoffrey Berman

135 former New York prosecutors rose up on Sunday in a letter of protest, to defend former US Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Berman was fired as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York on..

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Impeaching Barr a 'waste of time' -top Dem [Video]

Impeaching Barr a 'waste of time' -top Dem

U.S. Attorney General William Barr deserves to be impeached over the firing of a federal prosecutor whose office had been investigating President Donald Trump's personal lawyer but the effort would be..

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I'm not involved' -Trump on the firing of top Manhattan prosecutor [Video]

I'm not involved' -Trump on the firing of top Manhattan prosecutor

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday when asked by a reporter about the firing of Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, said "I'm not involved."

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Barr says Trump fired U.S. Attorney who refused to resign [Video]

Barr says Trump fired U.S. Attorney who refused to resign

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday that President Donald Trump had fired U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan whose office is investigating Trump's..

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Facebook pulls Trump ad over 'hate' policy breach [Video]

Facebook pulls Trump ad over 'hate' policy breach

Facebook said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate. Gavino Garay has more.

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U.S. sues Bolton over publication of book [Video]

U.S. sues Bolton over publication of book

[NFA] The United States on Tuesday sued former national security advisor John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House that it said contained classified..

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Trump: If Bolton publishes, it's 'criminal liability' [Video]

Trump: If Bolton publishes, it's 'criminal liability'

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said if his former national security adviser John Bolton publishes a book about the Trump White House, he will have broken the law. Gavino Garay has more.

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Trump: Bolton breaking law if he publishes book [Video]

Trump: Bolton breaking law if he publishes book

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law if a book he has written is published.

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Top U.S. general regrets joining Trump church walk during protests [Video]

Top U.S. general regrets joining Trump church walk during protests

General Mark Milley said accompanying the president for a photo op preceded by a violent crackdown on protesters created the perception "of the military involved in domestic politics." This report..

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Little sign of antifa in U.S. prosecutions of protest violence [Video]

Little sign of antifa in U.S. prosecutions of protest violence

A Reuters review of federal charging documents found no reference to the anarchist group President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr have blamed for recent violence and looting. This..

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Attorney General William Barr Said Trump Was Taken To Bunker For Security Reasons [Video]

Attorney General William Barr Said Trump Was Taken To Bunker For Security Reasons

Attorney General William Barr undermined President Donald Trump’s claim. Trump said he was taken to the White House security bunker for an “inspection” rather than for safety reasons. According..

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U.S. has 'no plan' to extradite Prince Andrew [Video]

U.S. has 'no plan' to extradite Prince Andrew

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday there were no plans to extradite Britain's Prince Andrew to the United States for questioning in the sex crimes case involving Jeffrey Epstein, after..

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D.C. paints street with "Black Lives Matter" [Video]

D.C. paints street with "Black Lives Matter"

The mayor of Washington, D.C., may lack authority over the National Guard and federal agents policing her streets, but she has other ways of rebuking the White House. This report produced by Zachary..

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AG Barr: Foreign groups playing 'all sides' to stoke U.S. violence [Video]

AG Barr: Foreign groups playing 'all sides' to stoke U.S. violence

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that foreign interests and "extremist agitators" affiliated with groups like Antifa have sought to widen divisions in U.S. society following the..

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U.S. attorney general orders execution dates set for four federal inmates

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions for four federal death-row inmates, the Justice Department said in a statement.
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Lawmaker quizzes Attorney General Barr on protest surveillance

A U.S. senator on Thursday urged Attorney General Bill Barr to provide an account of how surveillance technology has been deployed against Americans during protests over the death of George Floyd, an..
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Prince Andrew won't be extradited over Epstein investigation, says US attorney general

'I don't think it's a question of handing him over,' William Barr says. 'I think it's just a question of having him provide some evidence'
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U.S. says no extradition for Prince Andrew over Epstein case

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday there were no plans to extradite Britain's Prince Andrew to the United States for questionining in the sex crimes case involving late financier Jeffrey..
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Attorney General Barr says foreign groups, extremists stoking divisions in U.S. protests

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that foreign interests and "extremist agitators" affiliated with groups like Antifa have sought to widen divisions in U.S. society following the..
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U.S. attorney general to hold news conference on Thursday

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. (1630 GMT) on Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.
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U.S. attorney general asked for protesters to be pushed back: Washington Post

U.S. Attorney General William Barr asked for protesters to be pushed back from Washington's Lafayette Square on Monday after finding a previous decision to widen the security perimeter around the White..
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U.S. attorney general says outside agitators taking over anti-police protests

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Saturday "outside radicals and agitators" have hijacked protests in U.S. cities over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minneapolis.
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Trump directs AG to boost enforcement of state laws on social media companies

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is directing Attorney General William Barr to work with states to enforce their own laws against what he described as deceptive business practices..
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Trump says he is surprised Attorney General Barr not looking at Obama in probe

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was surprised that Attorney General William Barr opted not to look at former President Barack Obama in a Justice Department review of the FBI's handling of..
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FBI phone probe links al Qaeda to Saudi who killed 3 at Florida base, Barr says

The FBI cracked the iPhone encryption of the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a naval base in Florida, and found evidence linking him to al Qaeda,..
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Obama, Biden not targeted in U.S. review of Russia probe, Barr says

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday he does not expect a Justice Department review of the FBI's handling of 2016 election interference to lead to criminal investigation of former..
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FBI cracked phone of Saudi shooter at Florida naval base, found al Qaeda ties, Barr says

The FBI found cellphone evidence linking al Qaeda to the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a U.S. naval base in Florida after cracking his phone..
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U.S. attorney general does not expect review of 2016 election interference to lead to Obama criminal probe

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday he does not expect a Justice Department review of the FBI's handling of 2016 election interference to lead to criminal charges for former President..
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U.S. attorney general won't rule out legal action over state coronavirus measures

U.S. Attorney General William Barr waded further into a debate over governors' stay-at-home orders meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, saying he would not rule out legal action against..
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U.S. attorney general highlights 'new threat' to security from drones

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday issued guidance to Justice Department agencies on the use of protective measures against drones, including the destruction of any that pose a threat to..
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U.S. attorney general orders release of more federal inmates due to coronavirus pandemic

U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared on Friday that the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is facing emergency conditions due to the fast-spreading coronavirus, paving the way for the agency to..
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U.S. attorney general seeks to expand home confinement option as coronavirus spreads in prisons

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Thursday he has directed the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to expand its use of home confinement for inmates in appropriate cases, as the coronavirus has..
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U.S. launches probes as Trump bans hoarding, price gouging to combat coronavirus

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday to prevent hoarding and price gouging of crucial medical supplies needed to fight the deadly coronavirus, while Attorney General William Barr..
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Justice Department launches probes into hoarding as coronavirus cases grow

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday the Justice Department has already launched investigations into the possible hoarding of crucial medical supplies that are in high demand as the..
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Federal prosecutors ordered to probe fraudsters exploiting coronavirus fears

U.S. Attorney General William Barr directed federal prosecutors on Monday to pursue fraudsters seeking to exploit peoples' fears of the coronavirus pandemic by peddling fake cures or masquerading as..
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Trump 'dossier' author Christopher Steele rejects prosecutor's interview request

The former British intelligence officer who produced a 'dossier' linking Donald Trump and his presidential campaign to Russia has declined to give an interview to a prosecutor assigned by U.S. Attorney..
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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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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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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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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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Trump stands by attorney general who accused him of making job 'impossible'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has total confidence in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who last week said in an interview that Trump's tweeting habit had made it impossible for him to do..
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Trump says he has total confidence in Attorney General Barr

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has total confidence in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who last week said in an interview that Trump's penchant for tweeting has made his job harder to..
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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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