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William Barr says 'no reason' for special counsel on election fraud, tax investigation into Biden's son
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William Barr says 'no reason' for special counsel on election fraud, tax investigation into Biden's son

The outgoing attorney-general, in his final press conference on Monday, said the investigation into the president-elect's son's financial dealings was “being handled responsibly and professionally"

US attorney-general William Barr to step down by Christmas as Electoral Colleges affirms Trump defeat
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US attorney-general William Barr to step down by Christmas as Electoral Colleges affirms Trump defeat

Barr, who had angered Trump by not supporting his claims that the 3 November election result had been tainted by widespread fraud, said he would leave office on 23 December

US Dept of Justice files antitrust lawsuit against Google for illegally protecting monopoly
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US Dept of Justice files antitrust lawsuit against Google for illegally protecting monopoly

Google and its allies will most likely criticise the suit as politically motivated. The Trump administration has attacked Google, which owns YouTube, and other online platform companies as being slanted against conservative views

Donald Trump slams Anthony Fauci on COVID-19: Will president's misguided ploy cost him second term?
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Donald Trump slams Anthony Fauci on COVID-19: Will president's misguided ploy cost him second term?

Trump seems to have made the calculation of trying to cast Fauci, a man who has served six presidents, as the villain of the piece. It is, to put it kindly, an interesting strategy. To put it bluntly, it looks like a misguided ploy that may end up costing him a second term

Department of Justice asks to take over Donald Trump’s defence in defamation lawsuit by rape accuser
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Department of Justice asks to take over Donald Trump’s defence in defamation lawsuit by rape accuser

The move is in keeping with a DoJ that has time and again advanced a broad vision of executive power and has frequently shielded the president

AP Fact Check: Attorney General William Barr likens mail-in voting to 'playing with fire', warns against voter fraud
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AP Fact Check: Attorney General William Barr likens mail-in voting to 'playing with fire', warns against voter fraud

The Attorney General also suggested that China poses more of a threat to election security than Russia, even though that was not the conclusion of an official intelligence assessment last month

Donald Trump calls for delaying US election, says increased mail-in voting will result in fraud
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Donald Trump calls for delaying US election, says increased mail-in voting will result in fraud

There is no evidence, however, of widespread voter fraud through mail-in voting, even in states with all-mail votes.

US watchdog to probe use of force in Portland; federal agents to Seattle on standby
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US watchdog to probe use of force in Portland; federal agents to Seattle on standby

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office will investigate allegations federal agents used excessive force against peaceful protesters in Portland

'This is just noise': A primer on Donald Trump's Executive Order targeting social media websites
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'This is just noise': A primer on Donald Trump's Executive Order targeting social media websites

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Thursday targeting legal protections that keep people from suing social media websites

Donald Trump signs Executive Order cracking down on social media, while claiming to protect 'free speech'
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Donald Trump signs Executive Order cracking down on social media, while claiming to protect 'free speech'

Denouncing what he said was the power of social media “to shape the interpretation of public events,” President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Thursday directing federal regulators to crack down on companies like Twitter and to consider taking away the legal protections that shield them from liability for what gets posted on their platforms

US attorney-general William Barr issues rare rebuke of Donald Trump, says justice department tweets 'make it impossible to do my job'
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US attorney-general William Barr issues rare rebuke of Donald Trump, says justice department tweets 'make it impossible to do my job'

William Barr, the country’s top law enforcement officer, said Donald Trump’s criticism of those involved in the case of Roger Stone “make it impossible for me to do my job.”

Facebook execs bat for encryption on its products despite attorney general's backdoor access request for law enforcement purposes
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Facebook execs bat for encryption on its products despite attorney general's backdoor access request for law enforcement purposes

Barr said drug cartels, child pornographers and other criminals increasingly used and hid behind messaging apps

Facebook is requested not to use encrypted messages as it does not let officials peek
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Facebook is requested not to use encrypted messages as it does not let officials peek

This request is made to Facebook so that law enforcement could see the content if such needs arise.

Jeffrey Epstein death: Two guards suspended and warden removed over alleged suicide of high-profile detainee
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Jeffrey Epstein death: Two guards suspended and warden removed over alleged suicide of high-profile detainee

The warden of the high-security New York prison where convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein apparently committed suicide has been temporarily reassigned and two guards put on leave

Jeffrey Epstein found dead in Manhattan jail: Attorney-General William Barr says 'serious irregularities' found in federal prison
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Jeffrey Epstein found dead in Manhattan jail: Attorney-General William Barr says 'serious irregularities' found in federal prison

Attorney-General William Barr has said that there were 'serious irregularities' at the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life as he awaited trial on charges he sexually abused underage girls.

Donald Trump abandons effort to include citizenship question into Census, asks federal agencies to use existing databases instead
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Donald Trump abandons effort to include citizenship question into Census, asks federal agencies to use existing databases instead

Just a week after insisting that he was 'absolutely moving forward,' President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year's census.

Despite Donald Trump's use of 'executive privilege' to stop unredacted Mueller report, climbing US economy may firewall threats in 2020
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Despite Donald Trump's use of 'executive privilege' to stop unredacted Mueller report, climbing US economy may firewall threats in 2020

The Mueller report served to Congress through Attorney General William Barr in a highly concise fashion however threatened to come to a boiling point when the president used “executive privilege” to prevent the unredacted report from reaching Congress.

'Don't relish doing this but have no choice': House Judiciary charges US attorney general with contempt after Trump blocks access to Mueller report
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'Don't relish doing this but have no choice': House Judiciary charges US attorney general with contempt after Trump blocks access to Mueller report

Donald Trump invokes the principle of executive privilege, intensifies the dispute between Democrats and Republicans over Mueller report.

'Chicken Barr should have shown up today': Democrat uses poultry props to chide US attorney general
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'Chicken Barr should have shown up today': Democrat uses poultry props to chide US attorney general

When the US attorney general refused to appear at a hearing in US Congress, one Democrat decided it was time to act against what he saw as fowl behavior.

US attorney-general William Barr cancels second day of testimony before House, escalates battle with Congress over handling of Mueller report
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US attorney-general William Barr cancels second day of testimony before House, escalates battle with Congress over handling of Mueller report

Barr was due to face the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee on Thursday but pulled out after the two sides were unable to agree on the format for the hearing. "It's simply part of the administration's complete stonewalling of Congress," Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told reporters.