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Barr: Trump’s Behavior is a “Betrayal of HIs Office and Supporters”

Former Attorney General William Barr has denounced President Donald Trump after rioters, spurred by the president’s incendiary language and baseless claims of election fraud, stormed Capitol Hill yesterday in a bid to overturn the election results. In a statement to The Associated Press, Barr said Trump’s conduct amounts to a “betrayal of his office and…

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Trump and Barr Had “Contentious” Meeting After Justice Department Found No Evidence of Election Fraud

According to a source within the Justice Department who did not go on the record, President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr had a “contentious” meeting after the president summoned Barr to the White House following the Justice Department’s announcement that it did not find evidence to support the president’s claims that the 2020…

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Hundreds of Attorneys and Judges Offer Support to Anyone Against “Political Misuse” of Justice Department

Hundreds of attorneys and judges have signed an open letter offering support to any Trump administration officials opposed to “political misuse” of the Department of Justice. “We, the undersigned, are attorneys from across the political spectrum and across the country. We write to express support for Department of Justice (“DOJ”) professionals who may face difficult…

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Legal Team for E. Jean Carroll Moves to Block Justice Department’s Interference in Case Against Trump

The legal team for journalist E. Jean Carroll, who last year accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s, has moved to block the Justice Department’s attempt to intervene and replace the President’s private lawyers. “There is not a single person in the United States — not the President and not anyone…

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AG Barr: NYC, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon Are “Permitting Anarchy”

Attorney General William Barr said in a statement that New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon are jurisdictions “permitting violence and destruction of property” and are subject to funding cuts per an executive order from President Donald Trump to slash the budgets of cities “permitting anarchy.” The news release cites the decision by New York…

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James Clyburn: Barr Comparing Coronavirus Lockdown to Slavery Was Most “Tone-Deaf, God-Awful Thing I’ve Ever Heard”

James Clyburn has slammed William Barr for contrasting Coronavirus lockdown measures to slavery. The third most senior Democrat in the House is the latest person to join growing criticism of the Attorney General. Congressman Clyburn, who is the House Majority Whip, spoke to CNN on Thursday about Barr’s remarks. The AG had said lockdowns were…

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Seattle Mayor Accuses Bill Barr of “Act of Tyranny” After He Suggests Charging Her

The Mayor of Seattle has hit out at William Barr following reports that he considered charging her for allowing protesters to create an autonomous zone in the city. Reports in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday claimed that the Attorney General suggested bringing sedition charges against arrested protesters. Mayor Jenny Durkan responded to Barr…

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James Comey Endorses Biden, Says Trump and Barr Have “Damaged” the Justice Department

Writing in a Washington Post op-ed, former FBI director James Comey says President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr have “damaged” the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), leaving a “legacy of damage to a vital American institution.” “Trump’s presidency represents a continuing frontal assault on the truth — on the very idea that ‘truth’…

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Barr Creates Task Force to Take On “Anti-Government Extremists”

According to a memo obtained by The Washington Post, Attorney General William Barr has created a task force to take on “anti-government extremists” who have “engaged in indefensible acts of violence designed to undermine public order,” a response to “the violence that has sometimes marked nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.” “Among other lawless…

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Trump’s Own DOJ Finds No Link to Antifa In Protests

The Justice Department has issued a report showing no link to Antifa, an organization that doesn’t exist, at protests following the killing of George Floyd. After NPR reviewed court documents for 51 individuals who are facing federal charges related to the demonstrations, they found none with any connections to the Antifa––or antifascist––movement. Of those 51…

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Opinion: American Democracy and Covid-19 Penetrate Trump’s Walls of Privilege

Despite Trump’s best efforts to assume privilege from laws and icky peasant illnesses like COVID-19, the pesky features of democracy penetrate his walls. In two days, three people within Trump’s inner circle tested positive for COVID-19. News broke late Friday night that his daughter Ivanka’s personal assistant  tested positive. Also testing positive is Trump’s valet,…

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Coronavirus Restrictions Are “Draconian,” Says AG William Barr

Attorney General William Barr criticized measures taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, calling them “draconian” and recommending they should be reevaluated by May. In an interview with Fox News, Barr said the United States should ascertain whether measures being “adopted are fully justified, and there are not alternative ways of protecting people”…

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2020 Campaigns Need to Challenge Trump on Civil Rights

Arguing to center LGBTQ people in contemporary discussions about, and activism for, civil rights, certainly risks igniting an inflammatory comparative oppressions debate about which groups are most marginalized and under assault in U.S. society. Racism is alive and well in America. Voter suppression efforts, particularly against African Americans, are just the tip of the iceberg…

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Trump’s Attack on “Failing Government Schools” Reveals Religiously-Repressive, Racist, and Homophobic Attack on Public Education

In his State of the Union Address, Trump took a swipe at what he called “failing government schools.” Most of us use the term “public school” or talk about “public education,” as we refer to institutions set up by, for, and of the people. Trump, of course, is talking about public schools, but his choice…

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Opinion: Does America Really Value Equality? What Women and Transgender People Might Say

The Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that corporations merited certain rights of personhood. The decision in this case became crystallized in the notorious phrase, “Corporations are people.” This year’s events insistently raise the question of which Americans enjoy the basic rights of personhood in America. How are we doing when it comes…

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Opinion: Mueller’s Testimony Will Show Us The Ways To Say There Was Collusion and Obstruction

Democrats are hoping that Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday will show us all the ways you can say there was “collusion” and there was obstruction. In reality, there was evidence to show that Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. Since then, Donald Trump has done everything imaginable and beyond that…

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Scarborough Scorches Trump For Being Russian Stooge

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough opened his show today with a blistering attack on Donald Trump and how his 2016 campaign was manipulated by Vladimir Putin and Russian intelligence agents. Speaking with a great deal of anger and passion, the Morning Joe co-host pointed out how Attorney General William Barr had let down the American people by…

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Attorney General Barr to release *redacted* copy of Mueller report in mid-April

Editor’s Note: Other news sources report that Trump will be allowed to assert executive privilege but hasn’t said that he will. Executive privilege is not typical with special counsel investigations. By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr plans to issue a redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s nearly 400-page…

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Trump Has Demanded That His Media Critics Be Fired

Donald Trump thinks that his Attorney General, William Barr, has cleared him of all charges of collusion from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. It doesn’t matter that Barr is serving as Trump’s personal lawyer instead of serving the people of the United States — Trump has claimed victory, and almost immediately started gloating. He also…

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