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Judge says Justice Department cannot defend Trump in E. Jean Carroll rape defamation suit

October 28, 2020
Pete Williams, Rebecca Shabad | NBC News
A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department cannot step in to shield President Donald Trump from a libel lawsuit filed by a woman who claims he raped her in a New York City department store more than 20 years ago.
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Justice Department and 11 states accuse Google of antitrust violations

October 21, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., accuses Google of using its enormous size to illegally monopolize the market for search-generated advertising through contracts, such as an agreement with Apple to put its search engine on iPhones, to freeze out competitors.
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New warning about extremist groups after alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer

October 10, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
Some of the 13 people arrested this week in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were involved in two radical militia groups that share a hatred of government and law enforcement.
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Barr blasts his own DOJ prosecutors, equates them to preschoolers and 'headhunters'

September 17, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
In scathing remarks criticizing his own staff, Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the Justice Department has recently acted "more like a trade association for federal prosecutors than the administrator of a fair system of justice" and equated some prosecutors to preschoolers and "headhunters."
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Attorney General Barr defends DOJ’s move to represent Trump in defamation suit in new interview

September 10, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
Attorney General William Barr said a federal law allows the Justice Department to defend President Trump in a lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll
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Barr says he won’t wait until after election to reveal Durham’s findings. Democrats fear a campaign-altering surprise.

July 30, 2020
Karoun Demirjian, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
Attorney General William P. Barr reiterated this week that he will not wait until after November’s election to release whatever U.S. Attorney John Durham finds in his examination of the FBI’s 2016 investigation into President Trump’s campaign, raising fears among Democrats that Barr and Durham could upend the presidential race with a late revelation.
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Oregon governor says US agents will start leaving Portland

July 29, 2020
Jonathan Lemire, Gillian Flaccus | AP
Federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, will begin a “phased withdrawal” from the city, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday.
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Democrats seek to shame Barr over politics at the Justice Department

July 29, 2020
Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian, Matt Zapotosky, Felicia Sonmez | The Washington Post
Democrats clashed with Attorney General William P. Barr on Tuesday at a congressional hearing marked by angry recriminations over racial justice protests in Portland, Ore., and around the country, as the nation’s top law enforcement official said additional agents were needed to subdue aggressive, violent crowds.
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Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear a mask, tests positive for coronavirus

July 29, 2020
Jake Sherman | POLITICO
Rep. Louie Gohmert — a Texas Republican who has been walking around the Capitol without a mask — has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple sources.
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