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Appeals court orders charges dropped against ex-Trump aide Flynn

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:49 PM

The court endorses Attorney General Bill Barr's extraordinary decision to drop the criminal charges against Michael Flynn even after he had twice pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators

CHARGES DROPPED. In this file photo, Michael Flynn speaks at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC. File photo by Chris Kleponis/AFP

U.S. judge stalls effort to drop case against ex-Trump aide Flynn

May 13, 2020 - 10:51 AM

'The parallels and the contrasts between the Watergate affair and the present situation now before this Court are striking,' says a group dubbing itself the 'Watergate Prosecutors'

STALLED. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn arrives for a meeting with US President Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York in 2016. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Trump insists he can intervene in criminal cases

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:08 PM

President Donald Trump has been accused by opponents in Congress of trying to strip away the Justice Department's independence to benefit himself and his allies

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at the Economic Club of New York at the New York Hilton Midtown November 12, 2019, in New York, New York. File photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Justice chief blasts Trump's tweets for making job 'impossible'

Feb 14, 2020 - 8:58 AM

'I think it's time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,' says US Attorney General Bill Barr

U.S. should buy control of Nokia, Ericsson to fight Huawei – attorney general

Feb 07, 2020 - 12:12 PM

The US has to move quickly to challenge Huawei's dominance in the unfolding, next-generation 5G communications market, says Bill Barr


Trump launches broadside against his FBI director

Dec 11, 2019 - 7:20 AM

The US president attacks FBI director Christopher Wray for defending a Justice Department inspector general report

Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 12, 2017 in Washington,DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN

Trump asked Australia for help discrediting Russia probe

Oct 01, 2019 - 7:08 AM

(UPDATED) An Australian government spokesperson confirms President Donald Trump asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to investigate issues raised in Robert Mueller's probe

US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller Report at the Department of Justice April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. - The Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election concluded that neither President Donald Trump nor his campaign cooperated with the Russians, Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday. "The special counsel's report states that his investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities," he said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

'Serious irregularities' at prison where Epstein died – U.S. attorney general

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:25 AM

'I was appalled...and frankly angry, to learn of the Metropolitan Correctional Center's failure to adequately secure this prison,' says US Attorney General Bill Barr as he demands a 'thorough investigation'

'SERIOUS IRREGULARITIES.' A New York Medical Examiner's car is parked outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center where financier Jeffrey Epstein was being held, on August 10, 2019, in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

White House moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:27 PM

A new rule redefining asylum eligibility – to take effect on July 16 – is the latest attempt to stem the flow of undocumented migrants into the country, and comes amid White House frustration at Congress's failure to change asylum laws

ASYLUM APPLICATION. US Democratic Senator Cory Booker (C) stands at the Paso del Norte-Santa Fe International Bridge while helping a group of migrants to apply for political asylum in the United States, in Ciudad Juarez, Chiahuahua state, Mexico on July 3, 2019. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

U.S. attorney general grilled over handling of Russia report

May 02, 2019 - 8:45 AM

After undergoing tough questioning in the US Senate, Bill Barr refuses to appear before the House

GRILLED. US Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on 'The Justice Department's Investigation of Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Barr faces tough questions on handling of Mueller report

May 01, 2019 - 11:12 PM

US Attorney General Bill Barr 'whitewashed the report,' Senator Dick Durbin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tells CNN ahead of the hearing

MUELLER REPORT. In this file photo, US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller Report at the Department of Justice April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Mueller criticized Barr's depiction of Russia probe

May 01, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The Washington Post says Special Counsel Robert Mueller's letter to Bill Barr complained that the attorney general's memo 'did not fully capture the context, nature and substance of this office's work and conclusions'

REPORT CONTROVERSY. This combination of file pictures created shows (from left) US President Donald Trump , US Attorney General nominee William Barr, and former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Photos by Mandel Ngan, Nicholas Kamm, Saul Loeb/AFP

Redacted Mueller report released by U.S. Justice Department

Apr 19, 2019 - 12:09 AM

The report focuses on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, whether the Trump campaign helped in that effort and whether Trump tried to obstruct justice

File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Democrats demand release of full Mueller report, documents

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Top US congressional Democrats House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demand the full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election

DEMOCRATS. In this file photo taken on January 09, 2019 US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer speak to the media following a meeting with US President Donald Trumpat the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Key findings of the Mueller report

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:22 AM

Here are the main findings of the two-year investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller into allegations that the US president colluded with Russia in the 2016 election

SUBMITTED. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Ann Mueller walk on March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP