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Barr appoints US attorney as special counsel in origins of Russia probe investigation

The attorney general appointed John Durham two weeks before the election.

Attorney General William Barr appointed Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham as special counsel to investigate the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Durham was previously appointed to investigate any criminal wrongdoing in the way top leaders at the Justice Department and FBI handled the investigation, but Barr’s decision to elevate him as a special counsel, done two weeks prior to the election, gives Durham an extra layer of protection — he can’t easily be fired in a Justice Department under a new administration.

In an appointment order released Tuesday, Barr said that Durham is authorized “to investigate whether any federal official, employee or any person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence

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Banished from the Trump legal team, attorney Sidney Powell still finds a guest chair on Fox

What Dobbs didn’t mention is that eight days earlier, President Trump’s reelection campaign had put out a statement dropping Powell from its legal effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The statement, which was released by Trump attorneys Rudolph W. Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, followed conspiratorial comments that Powell had made at a news conference three days earlier, part of a larger track record of questionable accusations lobbed by the former federal prosecutor. A Trump campaign official told The Washington Post at the time that Powell “was too crazy even for the president.”

But Powell’s lack of official credentials with the Trump campaign was no drawback for the most popular opinion hosts on Fox Business Network and Fox News. In addition to her appearance on Dobbs’s show, she was interviewed on Monday night by Sean Hannity, who hosts the most-watched show on Fox News. Hannity also hosted

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Justice Department finds no evidence of widespread election fraud

WASHINGTON – In the most prominent break against President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the election, Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department has not found evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the vote.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr on May 15, 2019.


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President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr on May 15, 2019.

Barr’s comments in an interview with the Associated Press represented an especially public retreat from Trump’s repeated claims of voter fraud by one of the president’s closest allies in the administration.

Barr said federal prosecutors and the FBI have reviewed specific complaints, but they have uncovered no evidence that would change the outcome of the election.

“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told the AP even as Trump continues to pursue legal challenges to an election he

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AG Barr says DOJ, FBI found no widespread fraud in 2020 election

  • Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department and the FBI had not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
  • “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Barr told The Associated Press.
  • Barr is the latest Republican official to break ranks with President Donald Trump over the president’s allegations that substantial voter fraud led to an illegitimate election outcome.
  • The attorney general’s statement is particularly significant given that he fanned Trump’s conspiracy theories by baselessly claiming that foreign countries could tamper with mail ballots and contribute to a fraudulent election.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Attorney General Bill Barr on Tuesday said the Justice Department and the FBI had not uncovered voter fraud at a level that would alter the 2020 election results.

“To date, we have not seen fraud

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Astros owner’s attorney: Bolsinger suit ‘a publicity stunt’

The attorney for Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has called a lawsuit filed by a former pitcher “a publicity stunt” all but doomed to failure.

Mike Bolsinger sued the Astros last February, blaming them for his inability to find another pitching job after he was shellacked in Houston in a 2017 game. In a report in January, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the Astros had cheated that year by improperly deploying technology to steal signs.

In a filing last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, attorney John Hueston cited two sports-related lawsuits that had been thrown out of court: one in which a New York Jets ticket holder sued New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick for fraud in the wake of the Spygate scandal and another in which a New Orleans Saints ticket holder sued the NFL over a disputed official’s call that helped the Rams beat

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No evidence of widespread election fraud

Mike Balsamo, Associated Press
Published 2:26 p.m. ET Dec. 1, 2020 | Updated 2:39 p.m. ET Dec. 1, 2020

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President Trump has fired Chris Krebs, the head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. CISA is tasked with protecting elections from cyberattacks.

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WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

His comments come despite President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the election was stolen, and his refusal to concede his loss to President-Elect Joe Biden.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Barr said U.S. attorneys and FBI agents have been working to follow up specific complaints and information they’ve received, but they’ve uncovered no evidence that would change the outcome of the election.

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr on May 15, 2019.

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Mike Freeman offers to cut Myon Burrell’s prison term by 15 years



a man standing in front of a brick building: Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table, at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Oct. 23, 2019.


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Myon Burrell, convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family’s dining room table, at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, Oct. 23, 2019.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has offered to reduce the prison term for Myon Burrell, whose conviction in the 2002 fatal shooting of a Minneapolis girl became a flash point in the presidential campaign of Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

In a news release Wednesday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman proposed shaving 15 years from Burrell’s 45-year sentence in the killing of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards. He also stated his continued belief in Burrell’s guilt.

Freeman sent the offer to Burrell’s lawyer, Daniel Guerrero, via letter on Oct. 22. Freeman did not say whether it was accepted, and Guerrero could not be immediately reached for comment Wednesday.

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Trump attorney issues call for violence against former election cybersecurity official



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Biden urged to pick California attorney who fought sweatshop slavery as new head of Labor Department



Julie Su wearing a blue dress shirt and tie: California Labor Secretary Julie Su is photographed at her home in Cerritos, California. Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images


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California Labor Secretary Julie Su is photographed at her home in Cerritos, California. Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

  • California labor activists are asking President-elect Joe Biden to select Julie Su as his Secretary of Labor.
  • Su, once dubbed the “bane of deadbeat employers,” has served as California’s Labor Secretary since 2019.
  • Previously, Su served as the state’s labor commissioner. She also co-founded the group Sweatshop Watch.
  • “Thinking about Julie Su as Secretary of Labor is almost a physical sense of relief,” one source in the labor movement told Business Insider.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Labor organizers in Southern California are pushing President-elect Joe Biden to pick a progressive, hometown hero for Labor Secretary, arguing that the state’s top labor official — an anti-sweatshop campaigner dubbed the “bane of the deadbeat employer” — is supremely qualified to protect

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Trump attorney issues call for violence against truth-telling former election cybersecurity official

An attorney for the Trump campaign on Monday issued a call for violence against Chris Krebs, a former cybersecurity official who was unceremoniously ousted from his post by President Donald Trump after he rejected the President’s unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud.



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Joe diGenova, an attorney for Trump’s campaign, said during an appearance on “The Howie Carr Show”: “Anybody who thinks the election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity. That guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”

A source familiar with Trump’s election challenges said diGenova is believed to still be helping Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s attorney, in challenging the presidential election results.

CNN has reached out to

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