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John Durham has a stellar reputation for investigating corruption. Some fear his work for Barr could tarnish it.

In his first appearance on Capitol Hill since taking office, and amid intense speculation over his review of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, Attorney General William Barr appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Barr says he will release a redacted version of the Mueller report on the Russia investigation within a week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON – When the U.S. government needed a prosecutor to ferret out corruption in its own law-enforcement and intelligence ranks, John Durham was its go-to guy. The longtime prosecutor helped exonerate men wrongly convicted on murder charges, exposed an FBI ...

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Those facing scrutiny suspect Barr is chasing conspiracy theories

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

Attorney General William Barr has taken an interest in a mysterious European professor whose conversation with an adviser to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign helped launch the FBI investigation into possible coordination with Russia – and who has since become ...

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Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr has held private meetings overseas with foreign intelligence officials seeking their help in a Justice Department inquiry that President Donald Trump hopes will discredit U.S. intelligence agencies’ examination of possible connections between Russia and ...

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After Epstein’s death, attorney general replaces leader at Bureau of Prisons

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

Attorney General William Barr announced Monday that he is replacing the head of the Bureau of Prisons, marking the latest fallout from the death in federal custody of multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Hugh Hurwitz, the agency’s acting head, will ...

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Attorney general rips ‘failure’ of prison officials to keep Epstein alive

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr on Monday decried what he called a “failure” by federal detention center officials in New York to secure Jeffrey Epstein, pointing to unspecified “irregularities” there that preceded the wealthy sex offender’s apparent suicide while ...

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Pelosi questions Barr’s credibility, says she’ll no longer address anything he says

In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Democrats in the House are poised to approve sweeping anti-discrimination legislation that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation “closer to equal liberty and justice for all.’’ (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday declined to answer a reporter’s question about an assertion by Attorney General William Barr, saying he had lied to Congress and that she would no longer address “anything more that he ...

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Barr promised to convene civil rights leaders to discuss police reform. It didn’t go as planned.

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

WASHINGTON – Toward the end of his confirmation hearing, Attorney General William Barr was pressed about his predecessor’s controversial directive restricting the Justice Department’s use of court-enforced agreements to push through reforms in troubled police departments. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., ...

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Mueller’s statement highlights key differences with Barr on investigation

In his first appearance on Capitol Hill since taking office, and amid intense speculation over his review of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, Attorney General William Barr appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Barr says he will release a redacted version of the Mueller report on the Russia investigation within a week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON – Departing special counsel Robert Mueller III finally spoke publicly Wednesday, and his carefully chosen comments highlight the ways in which he disagrees with his boss, Attorney General William Barr, about the facts and the law surrounding the investigation ...

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Trump gives Barr power to declassify intelligence related to Russia probe

Attorney general nominee William Barr. (Washington Post photo by Calla Kessler)

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has granted Attorney General William Barr “full and complete authority” to declassify government secrets, issuing a memorandum late Thursday that orders U.S. intelligence agencies to cooperate promptly with Barr’s audit of the investigation into Russia’s ...

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AP source: Barr launches new look at origins of Russia probe

In his first appearance on Capitol Hill since taking office, and amid intense speculation over his review of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, Attorney General William Barr appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Barr says he will release a redacted version of the Mueller report on the Russia investigation within a week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the issue told ...

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