Senate Committee on the Judiciary

During Kavanaugh Hearings, Senator Alerted F.B.I. to New Allegation

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — As the F.B.I. began looking into allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings last year, a Democratic senator wrote to the director of the bureau saying that he had “information relevant” to the inquiry, but that the F.B.I. apparently failed […]

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Biden’s First Run for President Was a Calamity. Some Missteps Still Resonate.

NYT > Politics Joe Biden was riffing again — an R.F.K. anecdote, a word about “civil wrongs,” a meandering joke about the baseball commissioner — and aides knew enough to worry a little. “When I marched in the civil rights movement, I did not march with a 12-point program,” Mr. Biden thundered, testing his presidential […]

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Harris, Booker and Klobuchar Try to Hone Their Brands in Barr Hearing

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — Senator Amy Klobuchar advertised her bipartisan legislative efforts, just as she does on the Democratic presidential campaign trail. Senator Kamala Harris was prosecutorial and pointed, evoking memories of her treatment of Brett M. Kavanaugh at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. And Senator Cory Booker flubbed his lines, saying “obstruction” instead […]

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Barr Defends Handling of Mueller Report Against Withering Rebukes

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr defended himself on Wednesday against withering criticism of his handling of the special counsel investigation as Democrats accused of him of deceiving Congress and acting as a personal agent for President Trump rather than a steward of justice. At a contentious hearing marked by a […]

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Barr Hearing: Attorney General Barr Defends Handling of Mueller Report

NYT > Politics Attorney General William P. Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he did not misrepresent The special counsel’s own words: “There is now public confusion.” Mr. Mueller asked Mr. Barr twice to release more of his investigative findings in late March after Mr. Barr outlined the inquiry’s main conclusions in a letter […]

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William Barr to Testify to Congress for a Second Day

NYT > Politics • Attorney General William P. Barr will go before Congress for a second straight day on Wednesday, giving lawmakers another shot to grill him about his handling of the special counsel’s report. • Mr. Barr said on Tuesday that he would release a redacted version of the report “within a week” as […]

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Trump’s Pick for No. 3 Post at Justice Dept. Withdraws From Consideration

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — Jessie K. Liu has withdrawn herself from consideration for the No. 3 spot at the Justice Department, the department said on Thursday. Earlier this month, President Trump planned to nominate Ms. Liu, who currently is the United States attorney for the District of Columbia, as associate attorney general, who is […]

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