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Apple Responds To Barr’s Criticisms, ‘Rejects’ Suggestion That It’s Not Helping DOJ With Gunman’s iPhones

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Apple is rejecting Attorney General William Barr’s assertion that the company has been unwilling to provide much assistance to the Justice Department’s effort to collect data from the Pensacola gunman’s iPhones. “We reject the characterization that Apple has not provided substantive assistance in the Pensacola investigation,” Apple noted in a lengthy statement Monday night to the Daily Caller News Foundation. ...

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AG Barr Reveals Stricter Procedures For Counterintelligence Investigations Of Presidential Campaigns

Counterintelligence investigations of future presidential campaigns will have to first be approved by the attorney general and FBI director, Attorney General William Barr said at a press conference on Monday. “The opening of a counterintelligence investigation of a presidential campaign would be something that the director of the FBI would have to sign off on and the attorney general would ...

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AG Barr Hits Back At Comey’s ‘Nonsense’

Attorney General William Barr hit back Wednesday at James Comey over the former FBI director’s attempts to downplay his role in Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign. In an interview with Fox News, Barr disputed Comey’s claim in a “Fox News Sunday” interview that the investigation was run “seven layers” below him. “The idea that this ...

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AG Barr Says Durham Is ‘Looking At’ Activities Of ‘Private Actors,’ Agencies Beyond FBI

Attorney General William Barr provided new details Wednesday of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation of the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, saying in an interview on Fox News that the federal prosecutor is looking into the activities of federal agencies outside the FBI, as well as those of “private actors.” “He’s not just looking at the FBI,” Barr said of ...

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Obama Attorney General Eric Holder: William Barr ‘Unfit’ For Office

Former Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a scathing attack on current Attorney General William Barr, calling him “unfit to lead” in an op-ed published by the Washington Post Wednesday. Holder, a Democrat who served as former President Barack Obama’s AG from 2009 to 2015, attacked Barr in the op-ed for “partisan” statements and actions. The former AG began by noting that ...

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As Always The MSM Lies About The IG Report

The Justice Department inspector general’s report rebuts a number of Trump-Russia assertions made by key players, including the news media, former FBI Director James B. Comey and Rep. Adam B. Schiff, a leading conspiracy proponent. The Washington Times analyzed Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz’s 476-page history of Crossfire Hurricane, as the Russia probe was code-named, to compare his ...

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Attorney General Barr Calls FBI Actions Against Trump Campaign ‘Clear Abuse of the FISA Process’

U.S. Attorney General William Barr applauded Tuesday the work of Inspector General Michael Horowitz in creating his report on FBI abuses of the FISA process. “Nothing is more important than the credibility and integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice.  That is why we must hold our investigators and prosecutors to the highest ethical and professional standards,” Barr ...

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AG Barr Blasts ‘Completely Irresponsible Press,’ Hits FBI For ‘Gross Abuses’ In Trump Probe

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday blasted the “completely irresponsible press” as well as the FBI for their respective roles in pushing the debunked theory that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government in 2016. Barr said in an interview with NBC News he disagreed with a Justice Department inspector general’s report, released Monday, that said the FBI had ...

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Report: AG Barr Disagrees With Key Finding In Watchdog’s Trump-Russia Report

Attorney General William Barr disagrees with a key conclusion from the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation regarding the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, according to a new report. The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter, reports that Barr has told associates that he does not believe that the FBI had enough information to justify opening a counterintelligence ...

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AG William Barr Says Release Of FISA Report Is ‘Imminent’

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the release of an inspector general’s report on FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign is “imminent.” On Tuesday, multiple news outlets reported that Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, has invited witnesses interviewed in connection with the investigation to review portions of the forthcoming report. The step is routine in investigations conducted ...

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William Barr Says US Attorney Investigating Trump-Russia Probe Origins Is Making ‘Great Progress’

Attorney General William Barr said Monday that the federal prosecutor leading an investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has made “great progress.” In an interview with Fox News, Barr defended the prosecutor, John Durham, as having a “great reputation for non-partisanship.” “He’s a by-the-book kind of guy. He’s thorough and fair, and I’m confident he’s going to get ...

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DOJ Launches Criminal Investigation Into Russia Probe

The Department of Justice is opening a criminal investigation into its own Russia probe. A new report from The New York Times said officials have shifted the Russia investigation overseen by Attorney General Barr from an “administrative review” into a criminal investigation. The move gives U.S. attorney John Durham the power to subpoena witnesses and documents. DOJ rules state that ...

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NYT: DOJ Inquiry Into Origins Of Trump-Russia Probe Is Now A Full-Blown Criminal Investigation

What began as an administrative review of the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation is now a full-blown criminal probe, according to a report Thursday. The shift, reported by The New York Times, opens up several investigative techniques for John Durham, the U.S. attorney from Connecticut who is leading the investigation. Durham can now subpoena witnesses, present evidence to a grand ...

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Barr Asks Facebook To Halt A Program Officials Believe Will Prevent Them From Busting Sex Predators

Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday asking him to halt a privacy program that could potentially hide criminal evidence by encrypting messages. Barr’s letter says that while encryption is important, Facebook must take necessary steps to ensure that such a program does not hurt law enforcements’ efforts to catch criminals who operate ...

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Report: AG Barr Ramping Up Probe Of CIA, FBI Activities In 2016

Attorney General William Barr has met with foreign intelligence officials, including during a trip to Italy earlier in September, regarding an investigation into surveillance activities against the Trump campaign, The Washington Post reported. Barr was joined in the meeting by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, WaPo reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. Barr tapped Durham earlier ...

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