CAFE Insider 05/06: Bill Barr: The Politics of “Snitty”

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Bill Barr: The Politics of “Snitty”

Preet and Anne go in-depth on Bill Barr, Emmet Flood’s letter, the FBI’s use of an undercover investigator in its probe of the Trump campaign, and more.

REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

LETTERS

  • Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s letter to Attorney General Bill Barr
  • Emmet Flood’s letter to Attorney General Bill Barr
  • Senator Lindsey Graham’s letter to Special Counsel Bob Mueller
  • DOJ letter to Rep. Jerry Nadler regarding the unredacted Mueller report
  • Senator Kamala Harris’ letter to the Inspector General regarding Bill Barr

ROD ROSENSTEIN

  • Rosenstein’s resignation letter
  • “Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Delivers Remarks at the Armenian Bar Association’s Public Servants Dinner,” DOJ, 4/25/19

BILL BARR

  • Bill Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, including exchanges with Senator Mazie HironoSenator Kamala Harris, and Senator Cory Booker
  • Video: “Mueller’s ‘letter is a bit snitty,’” PBS Newshour, 5/1/19
  • “The Catastrophic Performance of Bill Barr,” The Atlantic, 5/2/19
  • “Attorney General Barr Skips Thursday’s House Hearing,” NPR, 5/2/19
  • “‘I don’t know’: Barr’s professed ignorance prompts calls for his resignation after Mueller letter,” Washington Post, 5/1/19
  • “Here’s How William Barr Can Be Impeached But Why It’s Unlikely to Happen, According to Experts,” Newsweek, 5/1/19
  • “Is There a Perjury Case Against Barr?,” Lawfare, 5/2/19
  • Barr’s exchange with Senator Chris Van Hollen on 4/10/19
  • Barr’s exchange with Rep. Charlie Crist on 4/9/19
  • Attorney General Bill Barr’s 3/24/19 letter summarizing Mueller’s principal conclusions

CONGRESSIONAL RESPONSE TO BARR

THE PROSPECT OF MUELLER’S TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS

  • “In reversal, Trump says Mueller ‘should not testify’ before Congress,” Washington Post, 5/5/19

“FAST & FURIOUS”

  • “House Finds Holder in Contempt Over Inquiry on Guns,” New York Times, 6/28/12
  • “Judge upends settlement in Fast and Furious documents case,” Politico, 10/22/18
  • Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s opinion regarding the Fast and Furious settlement

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

THE FBI’S COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION INTO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN

  • “F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016,” New York Times, 5/2/19
  • “The Truth About ‘Spying’ on the Trump Campaign,” New York Times, 5/3/19

TRUMP’S PHONE CALL WITH PUTIN

  • “Trump Says He Discussed the ‘Russian Hoax’ in a Phone Call With Putin,” New York Times, 5/3/19
  • Trump’s series of tweets (and here) about his call with Putin

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