A president like Donald Trump, who behaves outlandishly and governs recklessly, poses unique challenges to other institutional actors. Jack Goldsmith, among others, has identified how those who who flout norms in answering the president's own norm-busting chart a dangerous path from which there will be no simple or certain return.
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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
In an op-ed in the New York Times and a post on Lawfare, we criticized President Trump’s nominee to be the next attorney general, William Barr, for a memo he sent to Trump administration officials last June arguing that Special Counsel Robert Muell
Daniel Hemel and Eric Posner have harshly criticized William Barr’s memo on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s obstruction of justice theory.
In a New York Times op-ed last Friday, we wrote that William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W.
The memo on obstruction of justice by Bill Barr, the once and future attorney general, is a bizarre document—particularly so for a man who would supervise the investigation it criticizes.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Dec. 20 that nominee for attorney general William Barr sent a memo to the Justice Department earlier this year expressing his view on the special counsel's investigation into obstruction of justice. The memo in question is available here and below.