Latest William Barr News

Roger Stone, center, departs federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Stone judge calls back jurors to address misconduct claims

Feb. 25, 2020 9:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday brought in nearly all members of the jury that convicted Trump ally Roger Stone on charges related to the Russia investigation in order to answer questions on allegations of juror misconduct. The revelation by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson was...

Attorney General William Barr arrives for a meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill about expiring intelligence provisions, in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Barr meets with Senate GOP to push surveillance renewals

Feb. 25, 2020 4:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr met with lawmakers Tuesday to encourage them to extend expiring surveillance authorities, making his first visit to Capitol Hill since news broke a week ago that he had contemplated resigning over President Donald Trump's refusal to heed his warning to stop...

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Justice shows Michael Carvajal. Attorney General William Barr has named a new director of the beleaguered federal Bureau of Prisons, months after shaking up the agency’s top leadership following the death of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. That's according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press. Barr named Michael Carvajal as the new director on Tuesday, replacing Kathy Hawk Sawyer, who he had personally asked to return to run the agency in the wake of Epstein’s death.  Carvajal is currently the assistant director of the department’s correctional programs division, which handles the daily oversight of the bureau’s correctional services. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP)

Attorney General Barr names new fed prison system director

Feb. 25, 2020 4:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has named a new director of the beleaguered federal Bureau of Prisons, months after shaking up the agency’s top leadership following the death of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Barr named Michael Carvajal as...

FILE - In this Monday, April 10, 2017 file photo, Dylann Roof arrives to a courtroom at the Charleston County Judicial Center in Charleston, S.C., to enter his guilty plea on murder charges. The white supremacist church shooter staged a hunger strike in February 2020 while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated disproportionately harsh.” (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)

Church shooter Dylann Roof staged death row hunger strike

Feb. 25, 2020 4:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White supremacist mass murderer Dylann Roof staged a hunger strike this month while on federal death row, alleging in letters to The Associated Press that he’s been “targeted by staff,” “verbally harassed and abused without cause” and “treated...

FILE - In this April, 17, 2017, file photo, state Rep. Collin Walke, D-Oklahoma City, speaks on the House floor in Oklahoma City. The Native American Caucus in Oklahoma's House of Representatives, led by Walke and Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, says it plans to push bills in the 2020 legislative session that will help bridge communication gaps between lawmakers on matters that affect tribal issues. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma Native American Caucus pushes for bills, allies

Feb. 21, 2020 5:46 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Native American lawmakers in Oklahoma are trying to gain support for measures on issues affecting their communities while the state and some tribes spar in a federal court battle over casino gambling compacts. One of the bills the Native American Caucus is pushing in the Oklahoma House...

Roger Stone, center, puts his hat on as he departs after his sentencing at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

Feb. 20, 2020 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system. Soon after Judge Amy Berman Jackson...

FILE - In this July 11, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr, left, and President Donald Trump turn to leave after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe Thursday at President Donald Trump, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.”  Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after the Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors. they had initially recommended in a court filing that President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison. But the next day, the Justice Department took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for Stone. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

As Trump ups attacks on Justice Dept, Barr remains in post

Feb. 19, 2020 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump renewed his public attacks on the Justice Department on Wednesday, there was little outward worry from either end of Pennsylvania Avenue that Attorney General William Barr would follow through on his private threat to resign over presidential meddling....

Editorial Roundup: US

Feb. 19, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 19 The Bergen Record in New Jersey on Michael Bloomberg's Democratic Presidential nominee bid: So-called moderate Democrats in New Jersey and New York are flocking to the self-funded candidacy of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, pausing...

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Los Angeles 2028 organizers, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says he's the nation's top cop, a debatable claim

Feb. 19, 2020 3:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asserts that he is the nation’s top cop, a title more typically accorded the attorney general. Even the Trump-cheerleading White House website sides with the attorney general, describing him as the “chief law enforcement officer of the federal...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020. file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington. Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe Thursday at President Donald Trump, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.”  Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after the Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors. they had initially recommended in a court filing that President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and confidant Roger Stone be sentenced to 7 to 9 years in prison. But the next day, the Justice Department took the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it would seek for Stone.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

AP source: Barr tells people he might quit over Trump tweets

Feb. 18, 2020 11:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he’s considering quitting his post after President Donald Trump wouldn’t heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases, an administration official told The Associated Press. The revelation came...