Barr to prosecutors: Look for unconstitutional virus rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr on Monday ordered federal prosecutors across the U.S. to identify coronavirus-related restrictions from state and local governments “that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens.” The memo to U.S. attorneys directs the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division and the U.S. […]

Attorney general unveils plan on missing Native Americans

PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain Native American women as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr announced the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative, during a visit with tribal leaders and law […]

US authorities seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement. Facebook’s WhatsApp already uses so-called end-to-end encryption, which locks up messages so that even Facebook […]

US attorney: Epstein abuse probe steadfast despite his death

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal investigation into the allegations remains steadfast, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said, after Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide. He noted in a statement Saturday that the indictment against Epstein includes a conspiracy charge, suggesting others could face charges in the case. The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office will investigate […]

Barr sees a way for census to legally ask about citizenship

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Monday he sees a way to legally require 2020 census respondents to declare whether or not they are citizens, despite a Supreme Court ruling that forbade asking the question. In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said the Trump administration will take action in the […]

Prosecutor to examine Russia probe origins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to […]

284th District Judge Bays explains why Mueller Report unable to conclude President Trump committed obstruction of justice, reports on reform in the 284th District Court

Conroe, May 9 – 284th District Judge Kristen Bays spoke to the Montgomery County Tea Party in Conroe on Monday night about the Mueller Report and specifically the reason United States Attorney General William Barr is spot on in his analysis that President Donald Trump could not have committed obstruction of justice under 18 U.S.C. […]

Nadler says ‘constitutional crisis’ over report

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there’s a “constitutional crisis” over the Trump administration’s refusal to provide Congress with a fuller copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his Russia investigation. The New York Democrat told CNN on Wednesday the committee will move forward with a Wednesday morning vote to hold […]

Trump blasts Democrats after Barr testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says calls from some Democratic lawmakers for Attorney General William Barr to resign are “so ridiculous.” President Trump told Fox Business Network’s Trish Regan that he heard Barr “performed incredibly well” in testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The president noted that three of the senators who questioned […]

Barr, Mueller trade barbs as Russia probe rift goes public

WASHINGTON (AP) — Private tensions between Justice Department leaders and special counsel Robert Mueller’s team broke into public view in extraordinary fashion Wednesday as Attorney General William Barr pushed back at the special counsel’s “snitty” complaints over his handling of the Trump-Russia investigation report. Testifying for the first time since releasing Mueller’s report, Barr faced […]