The only public cases Barr has intervened in have been on behalf of Trump allies convicted of crimes arising from the government’s investigation into Russian election interference.
Barbara McQuade is a professor from practice at the University of Michigan Law School. She served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and Co-Chair of the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee from 2010-2017.
Trump survived the Mueller report, but a new report from a GOP-controlled Senate committee should put an end to any remaining argument about the dangers of his approach.
Why was it left to New York’s attorney general to file a civil suit? The silence of the U.S. Department of Justice is deafening.
The president is rewriting history, undoing Robert Mueller’s work, and above all protecting himself by sending the message that if you keep quiet about him you’ll be taken care of.
Normally, a case like this goes to the sex crimes unit. But Ghislaine Maxwell’s case has been assigned to public corruption. Here’s the likely, and fascinating, reason.
When the defendant is a police officer using a public authority defense, the state has the burden of proving that the force used was not justified.
Flynn’s lawyer says new documents show that Flynn was “set up” by the FBI. In fact, they show no such thing. But they may provide a flimsy excuse for a pardon.
The idea seems to be to confuse the public by tossing around terms that simply don’t apply to his impeachment proceeding.
The president supposedly dangled millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine in exchange for Kyiv investigating Joe Biden. That looks a lot like old-fashioned corruption.
The White House says the president wasn’t serious when he told subordinates it’s OK to commit crimes to ‘build the wall.’ Recent history shows someone may take him seriously.