Bill Barr

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Democratic representative from California and chairman of the House intelligence committee Adam Schiff: among witnesses that could be summoned are Rudy Giuliani. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

Democrats in the US House of Representatives who are pursuing an impeachment inquiry against president Donald Trump issued a subpoena on Friday to sec(...)

Special counsel Robert Mueller exits after speaking about the Russia investigation at the Justice Department in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

When I was a political reporter at the New York Times, I had an editor who told me never to give anyone a Homeric epithet. Such epithets denote a perm(...)

US attorney general William Barr: A full vote on the floor of the House will now be scheduled, and the issue of contempt is ultimately likely to end up in court. Photograph: Reuters/ Jonathan Ernst

The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold attorney general William Barr in contempt of Congress on Wednesday, the latest escalation in the battle be(...)

Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee had fun with the spectacle, placing a prop chicken by attorney general William Barr’s microphone. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg

Tensions between Democrats and the Department of Justice intensified on Thursday as a key committee threatened to hold attorney general William Barr i(...)