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Barr Says He May Quit. Really??? [UPD*2: Did Barr Box Himself In?]

Breaking from WaPo about 6:20 PST: Barr has told those close to Trump he is considering quitting over the president’s tweets about Justice Dept. investigations Attorney General William P. Barr has told people close to President Trump — both inside and outside the White House

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Federal Judges May Stage an Intervention?

It was predictable that the federal judiciary would not be happy with Hair Gropingfury ordering the DOJ around, not to mention calling out judges for following the law. Now it appears they might be planning to do something about it. Federal judges' association calls emergency

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Barr Agrees to Testify. Now What?

The House Judiciary Committee has just released a letter it sent to AG Barr confirming his agreement to testify before them on March 31st. The letter lists several specific topics the committee wants to ask him about: The removal USDA Jessie Liu Rudy Giuliani’s “process”

Bill Barr Wants to Save Us from Hell

The tagline on my profile says, as it has for years: “It is not the business of the state to help its citizens get into heaven nor save them from hell.” Apparently our esteemed Attorney General never read that. Nor has he read the First

Barr's Own Investigator Says There Was No Intel Setup

WaPo is reporting this breaking news: USDA John Durham, whom AG Barr hand-picked to look for a “deep state” intelligence setup to trick the FBI into investigating the Trump campaign, has told the DOJ inspector general that he has not been able to find any


Javelin Catcher: what's the cost of a favor if it's not a quid pro quo

Recalling the delaying action of the Bill Barr “summary” of the Mueller report, the White House released a 5-page memo to frame the eventual release of the whistle-blower complaint. In it Ukraine President Zelensky mentions Javelin missiles (page 2), and then Trump immediately asks for a

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GOP Trying Another Way to Cheat on the Census

(Disclaimer: IANAL) The GOP and the Trump administration have been trying all kinds of ways to skew the 2020 census toward traditionally Republican states. It’s now getting attention that they had more sneaks in mind than mucking up the census questionnaire. Another of their tactics

A Lawyer's Reading of the Barr Letter

Amid all the sturm and drang (on all sides and in all directions) over the Barr Letter on the Mueller Report, I came across this WaPo op-ed by Henry Olsen, currently a  senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Granted, that is a