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Barr received’t recuse himself from Mueller oversight

Barr received’t recuse himself from Mueller oversight”

The Justice Department announced Monday that Attorney General Bill Barr will not step aside from overseeing the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, as anticipation grows over when Robert Mueller will deliver his report to the department.

Barr is Trump's hand-picked replacement for Jeff Sessions, who he fired after two years of publicly and privately attacking over his decision to recuse from the Mueller investigation.

It is crucial in the days ahead that Barr establish himself as a fiercely independent attorney general crucial in the days ahead, and never more so than when the Mueller report is finally submitted. The judgment of DoJ ethics officials places Barr on firm ground as he prepares to brace the Department of Justice against the coming hurricane that will be the end of the probe. "I will seek the advice of the career ethics personnel, but under the regulations, I make the decision as the head of the agency as to my own recusal", he told the Judiciary Committee in January.

William Barr, nominee to be Attorney General, meets with Senate Judiciary chairman Sen. As the official charged with determining how much of that report to declassify, Barr is sure to be a target of whichever party Mueller's findings disappoint. Because that case, Comey recalls, represented "a breathtaking exercise of presidential power" and "generated intense and legitimate concern across the political spectrum", the Justice Department "provided Congress with a written report" and "laid out in a news conference detailed information about Padilla's terrorist connections, his murderous plans and his confession".

"Every American should want a Justice Department guided first and always by the public interest", Comey wrote.

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Historically, Comey writes, the U.S. Justice Department's approach has been to "speak only in prosecuted cases, unless the public really needs to know". "Sometimes transparency is not a hard call".

"The most important reason for Barr to recuse is not the ethics rules but the illegitimacy of his predecessor's firing for refusing to stop an investigation of POTUS", Shaubwroteon Twitter.

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, known as a pro-business leader who tries to bridge partisan differences, said he'll join the large field of Democrats competing for the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

Trump removed Sessions in November and named Matthew Whitaker acting attorney general. The Justice Department responded to calls for a federal investigation, sending dozens of FBI special agents into Ferguson.



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