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 and Seattle lawmakers to cut police department budgets and the existence of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) in Seattle, a self-declared autonomous zone that police cleared of protesters in July.
The United States has had over 6 million COVID-19 cases. The death count from those cases is nearing 200,000 and the country is regularly seeing over 1,000 deaths a day.
Americans have also been waiting on a decision about expanded unemployment benefits since the end of July. Since Republicans in the House seemingly have nothing better, though, they’ve decided to ask William Barr to prosecute Netflix.
Criticism of William Barr has rumbled on this week and the latest voice to join the chorus of condemnation was Claire McCaskill, the former senator from Missouri.
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.
Mark Meadows responded to William Barr’s criticism of Coronavirus lockdowns on Thursday by hinting that hyperbolic comparisons are inappropriate.
The White House chief of staff spoke to a gaggle of reporters and was asked about the Attorney General’s remarks. Barr has caused some outrage by contrasting COVID-19 measures with slavery.
Ted Lieu joined the criticism of William Barr, weighing in on the Attorney General’s remarks about the FBI. Barr is already facing backlash over comments about sedition.
The Democratic congressman responded to Barr’s characterization of FBI agents within the chain of command, suggesting that they gain their legitimacy from the Attorney General.
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.
The Attorney General of the United States, William Barr, compared lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic to slavery.
Donald Trump knew who William Barr was before he appointed him to be his Attorney General. Writing an op-ed in the Washington Post, Barr clearly signaled to Trump that he was more than willing to do his dirty work.
Vice President Joe Biden called out Attorney General William Barr for lying about Russia not being the biggest threat to the election.
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.”
President Donald Trump attacked Christopher Wray, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an interview he gave earlier this morning on Fox Business.
“We know that the FBI lied to the Senate in February of 2018. Christopher Wray was running the FBI. Mr. President, is Christopher Wray hiding all of this stuff and protecting the FBI? Should he step down?” Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo asked.
When the Democrats took back the House in 2018, they promised that they would hold the Trump administration accountable for their actions. This promise was on full display on Tuesday when the House Judiciary Committee called William Barr to testify.
William Barr makes a lot of controversial decisions, but he is not frequently challenged on them. The Attorney General, like others in the Trump administration, tends to appear mostly on friendly news channels like Fox News.
Barr admitted that he discusses Trump's reelection campaign with the president, and wouldn't say if he discussed with Trump the invasion of US cities.
Jerry Nadler accused William Barr of being a threat to the United States on Tuesday as the Attorney General was set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
Nadler, chairman of the committee and a Democrat, excoriated Barr for protecting President Donald Trump and undermining the rule of law in the nation.
William Barr has branded protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death “extreme” as protests continue throughout the country and federal agents teargas civilians.
The Attorney General won almost instant scorn for his remarks on Thursday, including from one conservative critic opposed to President Donald Trump. He did acknowledge the tragedy of Floyd’s death, however.
Four former presidents of the D.C. Bar Association have called for the body to investigate Attorney General William Barr. They accuse him of unethical behavior and violating his oath to uphold the Constitution.
Attorney General William Barr is claiming that he recommended against clemency for Roger Stone and the DOJ had nothing to do with it.
In closed-door House Judiciary Committee testimony, Geoffrey Berman is laying out how Attorney General Barr pressed and pushed him out of the SDNY.