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Barr pushed investigators to finish leak probes

The Justice Department's leak investigation that targeted lawmakers was more than a year old when Attorney General William Barr took office in 2019. Barr had vowed early on to help answer lingering questions from conservatives about the fairness of the Justice Department's handling of politically sensitive investigations.

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Opinion: Merrick Garland's mistake on Trump and the Mueller report

Judge Amy Berman Jackson saw right through the dishonest attempts of former Attorney General William Barr to paper over his inexcusable distortion of the Mueller report. The federal judge pulled no punches in her ruling this month ordering the release of a redacted Justice Department memo recommending that former President Donald Trump should not be charged with obstruction of justice in the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The decision of the new attorney general, Merrick Garland, to appeal portions of Judge Jackson's ruling is a mistake, and marks a missed opportunity to break cleanly from the fundamental dishonesty that defined Barr's term in office.

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Opinion: Donald Trump saw it coming

Donald Trump saw it coming. Back in 2019, the moderate Joe Biden looked like a candidate uniquely suited to threaten his re-election as president. In a July 25 phone call, Trump asked Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky to have his government work with his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and with then-US Attorney General William Barr to launch an investigation of Biden and his son Hunter.

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Barr says no need for special counsel to investigate election

Attorney General William Barr rejected several of President Donald Trump's inflammatory and unfounded statements regarding the presidential election, saying at a news conference that he doesn't plan to appoint a special counsel to investigate.

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Four key ways Barr broke with Trump at the attorney general's news conference

Two days before he leaves the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr offered his sharpest rebuke to date of President Donald Trump's baseless allegations surrounding the election result, rejecting Trump's efforts to act on the conspiracy theories the President has embraced to explain his loss to President-elect Joe Biden.

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Trump raised firing Barr in White House meeting Friday

President Donald Trump raised the prospect of firing Attorney General William Barr in a meeting on Friday, but it's unclear whether he'll choose to dismiss Barr before the end of his term next month.

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Trump and Barr had 'contentious' White House meeting this week, source says

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr had a "contentious," lengthy meeting inside the West Wing this week after Barr told The Associated Press in an interview that the Justice Department had uncovered no evidence of fraud that would change the election outcome, one person familiar with the meeting who spoke on the condition of anonymity told CNN.

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Analysis: Here's the dumbest argument on 2020 vote fraud yet

In the wake of Attorney General William Barr's admission of the obvious on Tuesday -- "to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election" -- Sen. Ron Johnson had a ready retort: Prove it!

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Analysis: Barr breaks with Trump's election fantasy

Attorney General William Barr just dealt the most credible blow to Donald Trump's lies about a stolen election, precisely because he previously often came across more as the President's personal lawyer than a neutral arbiter of justice.

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Bill Barr has sounded the death knell on Trump's wild claims

If you're President Donald Trump, when Attorney General William Barr tells you it's over -- then it's over. Barr's statement to the Associated Press Tuesday that "to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election" should be a death-knell for Trump's effort to conjure a false narrative that the election was stolen from him.

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Burnett: Barr is leaving Trump on island of his most die hard sycophants

CNN's Erin Burnett says Attorney General William Barr is "deserting Trump on voter fraud," after he said the Justice Department hasn't found evidence to support allegations of widespread fraud that could have changed the result of the 2020 presidential election in an interview with the Associated Press.

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