Monday, May 06, 2019

AMERICAN POLITICS - Trump's Personal Attorney, William Barr

Attorney General William Barr behavior proves he is actually Trump's personal attorney and NOT the attorney of the American people.

Also, he is a believer in the Unitary Executive (aka and elected President CAN do anything he/she wants), and includes 2 current Supreme Court Justices.

"Barr defends his handling of Mueller report, despite criticism from special counsel" PBS NewsHour 5/1/2019


SUMMARY:  Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday to explain his handling of the Mueller report.  While Barr defended his actions, Democrats zeroed in on a newly discovered letter from Mueller criticizing Barr's summary of the report's “principal conclusions.”  Meanwhile, Barr said he would not attend a planned House hearing Thursday.  Judy Woodruff reports.

"How Congress and the White House reacted to Barr’s testimony" PBS NewsHour 5/1/2019


SUMMARY:  It was a contentious day on Capitol Hill as Attorney General William Barr appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss his handling of the Mueller report.  Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to analyze Barr’s testimony, including his explanation of why he determined President Trump hadn’t committed obstruction of justice.

"Defending Barr, Rep. Collins calls House Democrats’ demands a partisan ‘stunt’" PBS NewsHour 5/1/2019


SUMMARY:  Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia is ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, which planned to question Attorney General William Barr on Thursday.  Judy Woodruff talks to Collins about Barr’s late-breaking decision not to attend the hearing, why Collins believes that Democrats are engaging in a partisan “stunt” over the Mueller report and what questions he would ask of the attorney general.

"Why Rep. Lieu thinks Attorney General Barr should resign" PBS NewsHour 5/1/2019


SUMMARY:  When reports emerged Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller had sent Attorney General William Barr a letter expressing concern over Barr’s characterization of the Mueller report’s conclusions, several Democrats called for Barr to resign.  Among them was California Rep. Ted Lieu, who joins Judy Woodruff to discuss that and his reaction to Barr's decision not to attend a House hearing Thursday.

"On Mueller report, has Attorney General Barr been ‘forthcoming’ or ‘lawless?’" PBS NewsHour 5/2/2019


SUMMARY:  After Attorney General William Barr failed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee for a scheduled hearing on the Mueller report, House Democrats threatened to hold him in contempt.  Meanwhile, Republicans argue Mueller’s investigation was biased against President Trump.  Amna Nawaz talks to former Justice Department official David Rivkin and Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general.

"Can Democrats force the DOJ to hand over the Mueller report?" PBS NewsHour 5/5/2019


SUMMARY:  On the eve of the House Judiciary Committee’s deadline for the Justice Department to turn over special counsel Mueller's full report, questions remain over whether the time limit can be enforced.  The deadline comes as Democrats threaten Attorney General Barr with contempt over his refusal to testify before the committee.  Wall Street Journal reporter Sadie Gurman joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

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