The attorney general’s comments on supposed FBI “spying on a political campaign” were reckless and will feed gross conspiracy theories.
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The press screwed up bigly on the Barr letter. Here are nine ideas for doing better the second time around.
I was pleased to host this discussion at the Brookings Institution yesterday with Susan Hennessey, Margaret Taylor, both of Brookings, and former National Security Division chief Mary McCord, now at Georgetown law. It's a very good discussion of where we are with the Mueller Report and the congressional politics surrounding it.
In his confirmation hearings, Barr committed himself to transparency that is consistent with strict adherence to relevant law, which contemplates little transparency.
The nominee to serve as attorney general promised to seek the advice of ethics officials on recusal from the Mueller investigation—but not to heed that advice. Is that enough?
Barr's nomination poses the same problem for the Senate as the House faces in weighing impeachment: What are the risks in selecting a course meant only to minimize or contain the institutional damage that President Trump is causing?
Livestream: Attorney General Nominee Bill Barr Testifies Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Former attorney general William Barr, President Trump's nominee to head the Justice Department, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on his nomination.
Barr's prepared testimony is available here.
Watch the testimony below (via the Washington Post):
The President Is Still Subject to Generally Applicable Criminal Laws: A Response to Barr and Goldsmith
We continue to believe that Barr’s stance is both radical and wrong.
The views described in William Barr’s memo, far from crazy, have significant support in Supreme Court case law and executive branch precedent—and the real significance of the Barr memo may be its possible use in support of the impeachment of President Trump.
A response to Andrew McCarthy.