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A Strong Defense Of Barr

featuring Jack Goldsmithvia Outside The Beltway
Sunday, May 5, 2019

In recent weeks, we have offered some strong critiques of Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the public release of the Mueller report. Most notably, Steven Taylor asserted that, “Donald Trump finally has the AG he wanted back when he was railing at Jeff Sessions. He has a toady who will use the office to further Trump’s own political needs rather than act as law enforcement.” And I asserted, “The attorney general hasn’t said a single thing that wasn’t technically true about the Mueller report. But he was dishonest.”


Thoughts On Barr And The Mueller Report

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, May 4, 2019

I’ve been in a cave for several weeks crashing to complete my new book, and am only now emerging to read Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and the commentary on it. I’ll hopefully have more to say on the report, especially on its legal analysis of criminal obstruction of justice as applied to the president. But for now I want to comment on the reaction to Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the report in his March 24 letter and his May 1 testimony. It seems over the top to me.

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California High Speed Railway Estimated To Cost $79B: Report

quoting Lee Ohanianvia NTD
Friday, May 3, 2019
A project update report from the California railway authorities has raised the price tag for the Californian rail project to $79 billion.
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The Libertarian: Showdown On Pennsylvania Avenue

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, May 3, 2019

Congress and the White House clash over the consequences of the Mueller Report.

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Reasonable Disagreements: The Barr Hearings And The Further Decline Of Congress

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Friday, May 3, 2019

Hoover fellows Richard Epstein and Adam White discuss the decline of Congress as a constitutional institution, as exemplified by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Attorney General Barr.

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Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum Discusses Japan-U.S. Cooperation In Determining Regional Order

quoting H. R. McMaster, Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Friday, May 3, 2019
On Thursday, the third Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum (APGEO) saw discussion on issues of international strategic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific with a particular focus on the U.S.-Japan relationship. Speakers included experts on defense and foreign affairs, including former U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and former Japanese Ministers of Defense.
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Conservatism After Trump.

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Human Events
Friday, May 3, 2019
Less than seven months after president Trump’s inauguration, conservative pundit William Kristol called for “liberating…conservatism from Trumpism”—a battle cry that treats conservatism and Trumpism as separate entities, impossible to reconcile or synthesize.
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Be Skeptical Of Biden’s Sudden Surge

quoting David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina, Douglas Riversvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 3, 2019
Joe Biden is now a week out from formally announcing his presidential candidacy. A lot of pundits seem to think he has at the very least nailed down a clear lead and ensured himself a finalist slot for the Democratic nomination. I’m not so sure.

John Yoo: Discussing The Mueller Report: Yoo On CNN's ‘CNN Tonight’

interview with John Yoovia CNN
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Barr, Mueller, and the handling of the Mueller Report.


John Yoo Warns Of A Coming 'Constitutional Clash' Between The President And Congress

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the results of the Mueller investigation and the information struggle between Congress, Mueller, and Attorney General Barr.


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