William Barr

A Lawless Attorney General Hits New Lows

A Lawless Attorney General Hits New Lows A Lawless Attorney General Hits New Lows

In a CNN interview, William Barr showed total willingness to bend, break, or deny the law on behalf of his boss.

Sep 3, 2020 / Joan Walsh

Donald Trump

Trump’s Paranoia Commands the Government Trump’s Paranoia Commands the Government

Too often dismissed as a personal quirk, Trump’s promotion of conspiracy theories is a major threat to democracy.

Sep 2, 2020 / Jeet Heer

Congrats, Dems: You Just Let Trump’s Chief Henchman Off the Hook

Congrats, Dems: You Just Let Trump’s Chief Henchman Off the Hook Congrats, Dems: You Just Let Trump’s Chief Henchman Off the Hook

Bill Barr’s long-awaited testimony before Congress should have been a chance for Democrats to hold him accountable. Instead, it was just bad summer theater.

Jul 29, 2020 / Elie Mystal

A gurney in Oklahoma

The Trump Administration Is on a Capital Punishment Killing Spree The Trump Administration Is on a Capital Punishment Killing Spree

After 17 years, attorney General Bill Barr has resumed federal executions—and the conservatives on the Supreme Court approve.

Jul 17, 2020 / Elie Mystal

Zuccotti Park

Tear Gas and Clubs in Lafayette Square Were Just the Beginning Tear Gas and Clubs in Lafayette Square Were Just the Beginning

Trump and Barr are turning to the “Occupy model” to crush the current uprising against police brutality.

Jul 2, 2020 / Dave Lindorff

The Rule of Law Is Being Gutted Because ‘Moderate’ Republicans Stayed Silent

The Rule of Law Is Being Gutted Because ‘Moderate’ Republicans Stayed Silent The Rule of Law Is Being Gutted Because ‘Moderate’ Republicans Stayed Silent

Never-Trumpers and other GOPers could have stopped the rise of people like William Barr, Michael Flynn, and Neomi Rao—but they didn’t.

Jun 25, 2020 / Elie Mystal

Bill Barr Gets Shredded: A Threat to ‘Our Rule Of Law and to Public Trust in It’

Bill Barr Gets Shredded: A Threat to ‘Our Rule Of Law and to Public Trust in It’ Bill Barr Gets Shredded: A Threat to ‘Our Rule Of Law and to Public Trust in It’

Two Justice Department lawyers and a former deputy attorney general detailed Barr’s corrupt meddling on behalf of Trump—while House Republicans embarrassed themselves.

Jun 24, 2020 / Joan Walsh

AG Barr walking with entourage

Here’s How to Stop the Next Bill Barr From Gutting the Rule of Law Here’s How to Stop the Next Bill Barr From Gutting the Rule of Law

Barr has wrecked the DOJ. The solution isn’t to return things to the way they were—it’s to remake the AG appointment process.

Jun 29, 2020 / Column / Elie Mystal

William Barr

How Long Can William Barr Get Away With Laughing at Justice? How Long Can William Barr Get Away With Laughing at Justice?

The attorney general has corrupted the Department of Justice. It’s unclear if he will ever pay a price.

Jun 24, 2020 / Jeet Heer

How Bill Barr Became Trump’s Generalissimo

How Bill Barr Became Trump’s Generalissimo How Bill Barr Became Trump’s Generalissimo

The mastermind of the D.C. crackdown has a long history of working for the surveillance state.

Jun 17, 2020 / Tim Shorrock

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