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Who Said What

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 2:51am in

At a “town hall” in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, the president faced ordinary Americans, who asked basic questions about health care, mask wearing, and so on, and received the litany and lies. The White House has been doing damage control from the event all day. Continue reading

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Barr Doubles Down

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 2:10am in

Attorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow for the first time. The Attorney General of the United States is, of course, not the president’s lawyer. The AG is supposed to be the attorney for the United States, protecting the rule of law. (The office of the president has its own lawyer—the White House Counsel—and the president has his own bevy of personal lawyers.) Continue reading

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‘An Embarrassment’: Trump’s Justice Department Goes Quiet on Voting Rights

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 5:33am in

The justice department, led by William Barr, has been quiet when it comes to protecting the right to vote, former department lawyers say. Continue reading

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US Attorney Geoffrey Berman’s Ouster: the Untold Story

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 6:13am in

Jay Clayton is Trump's top pick to replace Berman as federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. Clayton has never served a day as a prosecutor at a state or federal level. There’s an awful lot of folks in the Southern District of New York who would stand to benefit if it gets a Wall Street crony as its federal prosecutor. Continue reading

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What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 10:52pm in

Donald Trump faces questions about Russian bounties on American soliders. He vows to destroy the Affordable Care Act. He doesn't address rising COVID-19 rate. He goes golfing. Continue reading

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Bill Barr’s Law

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 11:11pm in

The DOJ is overseen by the Attorney General, who is the chief lawyer for the federal government (not the president) and is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Under Trump, the position has become dangerously politicized in an apparent effort to defend the president from investigations into his 2016 campaign’s ties to Russian operatives. Continue reading

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