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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020. file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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February 13, 2020 - 4:47 pm
By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe at President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr made the comment during an...
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Jeff Katz
January 02, 2020 - 4:48 pm
The Rueters wire service was forced to retract a false story on the Texas church shooter, Keith Kinnunen, The Post Millenial reports. The story incorrectly quoted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton as saying the shooter owned and operated a shooting range. The article read: "The gunman who opened...
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November 13, 2019 - 3:27 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The Attorney General's Office says the first charges to come out of the testing if Virginia's rape kit backlog have been filed. Dyron Williams, Sr., has been charged with carnal knowledge of a 13 to 15 year old. The kit dated back to 2012. It was tied to the...
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AP News
October 31, 2019 - 2:42 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's attorney general has filed a new lawsuit over the opioid crisis, even as the top lawyers in some states are pushing to settle claims over powerful prescription painkillers. Mark Herring filed a lawsuit Thursday against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, saying it and a...
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August 02, 2019 - 2:27 pm
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 elected state and local prosecutors on Friday challenged Attorney General William Barr's bid to give himself more authority in deciding whether to deport immigrants with criminal convictions. Barr wants to change immigration rules that...
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Jeff Katz
May 16, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Former U.S. Attorney General Joe diGenova expressed optimism that “some of the people responsible” for using federal intelligence assets to surveil and subvert Donald Trump — as a presidential candidate and as president — “are going to go to prison,” offering his remarks in a Wednesday interview on...
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Jeff Katz
May 14, 2019 - 11:13 am
Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection efforts targeting the Trump campaign were "lawful and appropriate." John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, will conduct the investigation...
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May 14, 2019 - 8:17 am
By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press 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 issue...
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Jeff Katz
May 09, 2019 - 8:24 pm
Two weeks after former Attorney General Michael Mukasey embarrassed CNN host Chris Cuomo on his own show by calling out how his was “misleading a lot of people,” he was back again to best Cuomo and spoon feed him the law on executive privilege, releasing grand jury material, and obtaining FISA...
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May 02, 2019 - 8:20 am
By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr plans to skip a House Judiciary hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller's report , escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and the Justice Department. Barr's decision — he cites a...
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