Barr’s handling of the Justice Department may be unprecedented, but so is the Republican reaction. Republicans in both the House and Senate have been protective of Barr and Trump’s ability to turn the DOJ into an extension of Trump’s personal legal team and to overlook its use as a political tool—just as they’ve defended Trump’s right to use pardons to reward friends with protection from absolutely justified convictions.Read more
President Donald Trump on Monday baselessly claimed that the general election in November will be “RIGGED” because of mail-in ballots, a method for voting that the president himself has used multiple times.
“This will be the Election disaster of our time,” Trump tweeted, citing an article from right-wing website Breitbart that featured comments Attorney General William Barr made Sunday during an interview with Fox News.Read more
Attorney General William Barr said in a statement that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Jay Clayton, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to replace him.
Berman’s unexpected exit is likely to draw scrutiny inside the US attorney’s office and among career prosecutors.Read more
“The president is sorry about the fact that antifa wreaks havoc in our streets and the failure of some members of the media to note that,” she said, repeating Trump’s baseless claims that the protests are not actually led by people outraged by systemic racism and the police killing of George Floyd.Read more
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday nominated a federal prosecutor in Ohio to become the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, succeeding one who has faced growing criticism over his handling of criminal cases involving the president’s allies.Read more
WASHINGTON — President Trump and his supporters on Friday praised Attorney General William P. Barr’s decision to drop the prosecutionRead more
A roundup of latest political news from Daily Kos.Read more
This is what a liberated post-acquittal Donald Trump looks like:
not chastened, as some of the more dishonest Senate Republicans
said they hoped he would be, but ever more brazen in his corruption
and his destruction of democratic institutions. Tuesday…
Barr to Trump-Stop Tweeting (humor)Read more