Trump Blurs Lines Between Personal Lawyer, Attorney General

As Washington plunges into impeachment inquiries, Attorney General William Barr finds himself engulfed in the political firestorm, facing questions about his role in President Trump’s outreach to Ukraine and the administration’s attempts to keep a whistleblower complaint from Congress.

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Attorney General and Commerce Secretary Face Contempt Vote in Congress

A congressional committee Monday cleared the way for the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas relating to a census citizenship question.

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Prosecutors Hit New Roadblock in Texas AG’s Criminal Case

Is that a Teflon suit, Mr. Paxton? Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been under indictment since 2015 on securities fraud charges, and the prosecution suffered another setback Wednesday when the state’s highest criminal court effectively shredded three special prosecutors’ $199,000 bill for their pretrial work on the case.

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Texas Attorney General Demands Records on Chick-Fil-A Vote

The San Antonio City Council’s vote to exclude fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from its airport sparked a lawsuit Monday from Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, who seeks to force the release of documents that he says would shed light “on the religious bigotry that animated its decision.”

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Trump Empowers Barr to Declassify Russia Probe Background

Eager to advance an investigation on the investigation of his campaign, President Donald Trump gave Attorney General William Barr expanded authority Thursday to review and declassify information about the beginnings of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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