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William Barr news and analysis from The Nation
June 14, 2021
Congress Can’t Ignore the Trump DOJ’s Apparent Abuse of Power
Secretly collecting communications data from reporters, members of Congress, and even his own White House counsel seems like more evidence of Trump’s lawlessness.
May 26, 2021
Why Is Merrick Garland’s DOJ Carrying Water for Bill Barr?
One answer is that Garland, like many Biden officials, is an institutionalist, more committed to preserving institutions than fighting hard political fights.
December 15, 2020
Bye-Bye, Bill Barr: Trump’s Roy Cohn Impersonator Resigns
It turns out there were some things Barr wasn’t willing to do.
November 10, 2020
This Would Be a Very Good Time to Impeach William Barr
The attorney general’s weaponization of the Department of Justice on behalf of Trump’s assault on the 2020 election is a
October 30, 2020
Why I Hope Trump Does Not Watch ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’
We don’t need the president to get any more ideas in his addled mind about how to punish American cities and activists.
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September 29, 2020
How to Brazenly, Publicly, Out-in-the-Openly Steal an Election
Trump smash democratic norms!
September 18, 2020
In Trump’s America, It’s Cruelty as Policy
Forced hysterectomies for ICE detainees, more mass deportations, threats to bring sedition charges against protesters—this is political vandalism.
September 17, 2020
Is Bill Barr Trump’s Most Dangerous Sidekick?
The attorney general has been chipping away at the rule of law for 18 months. Last night, he made another big claim to unfettered power.
September 9, 2020
For Trump, Defaming His Rape Accuser Is Part of His Job
Such is the central claim at the heart of the DOJ’s attempt to intervene in E. Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit against Trump.
September 4, 2020
California Passes Key Criminal Justice Reforms
Fierce police union lobbying killed some important measures, but many other good bills won the day.