Latest William Barr News

Schiff: Amash criticism not enough to push Trump impeachment

May. 19, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Democrat said Sunday that Republican Rep. Justin Amash's sharp criticism of what he called President Donald Trump's "impeachable conduct" in the Russia investigation isn't enough to count as bipartisan support to launch impeachment proceedings. But House Intelligence Committee...

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is 'impeachable'

May. 18, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016...

In Barr, Trump has found his champion and advocate

May. 18, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could only be delighted to have his attorney general in El Salvador, dealing with his biggest issue: illegal immigration. Yet Barr did even better for his boss. In interviews from the Central American country, he's been offering cryptic comments suggesting the...

Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

May. 18, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress. As House Democrats plod ahead investigating President Donald Trump, against unprecedented stonewalling by the White House, they are pursuing a long-game...

Trump administration rejects subpoena for tax returns

May. 17, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday missed another deadline to produce President Donald Trump's tax returns. A top House Democrat said he expects to take the administration to court as early as next week over the matter. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a letter that he will not...

The Latest: Efforts to influence Flynn?

May. 17, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A federal judge has ordered portions of special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be unredacted and made public in the criminal case against former national security adviser Michael...

US: Flynn described efforts to interfere with cooperation

May. 17, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel's office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress sought to influence his cooperation with the Russia investigation, and he provided a voicemail recording of one such communication,...

Schiff plans 'enforcement action' against DOJ over Mueller

May. 16, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Thursday that his panel will vote on "enforcement action" against Attorney General William Barr or the Justice Department next week, yet another escalation in the standoff between Congress and President Donald Trump's administration...

AG Barr promises continued support to Northern Triangle

May. 16, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that funding under his authority for policing in Central America's Northern Triangle is not at risk under the Trump administration's promise to cut off those countries not doing enough to control migration. Barr spoke after...

Senate confirms Trump official as Justice Department deputy

May. 16, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to confirm Jeffrey Rosen as deputy attorney general, the second-ranking official at the Justice Department. The vote was 52-45. Rosen replaces Rod Rosenstein, who left the department last week. Rosentein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller and had overseen his...