Attorney General William Barr has announced that the federal government will resume enforcement of the death penalty. No federal executions have occurred since 2003, in the face of increasing litigation over the constitutionality of the punishment. Amna Nawaz talks to…
Attorney General William Barr has told House Judiciary Committee members he will not testify Thursday, according to AP sources.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Attorney General William Barr appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday to discuss his agency budget. With prompting from House Democrats, he also talked about when Congress and the public will see the Mueller report and how much of it Barr will…
Rosen, who currently serves as the deputy secretary of the Department of Transportation, has no prosecutorial experience, which is unusual for someone nominated to be the deputy attorney general.
By Gretchen Frazee
By Associated Press
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump was "following the proper process" by putting the decision to William Barr.
Matthew Whitaker said in a statement Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee is trying "to create a public spectacle" by authorizing a tentative subpoena for his testimony even though he had already agreed to appear voluntarily.
Barr's nomination will now be considered by the full Senate.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr's nomination for attorney general along party lines Thursday, with Republicans praising his credentials and Democrats questioning how transparent he'll be once special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation concludes.
The last time Barr was nominated as attorney general, in 1991, he was confirmed by a voice vote. That won’t happen this time, but Barr’s confirmation is widely seen as a sure thing in the Republican-controlled Senate.
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