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US Attorney General William Barr to leave White House before Christmas, tweets Donald Trump – world news

Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, is departing amid lingering tension over the president’s baseless claims of election fraud and the investigation into President-elect Joe Biden’s son. Barr went Monday to the White House, where Trump said the attorney general submitted his letter of resignation. “As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas ...

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Attorney General denies consent for contempt proceedings on Bhushan – india news

Attorney General KK Venugopal has declined consent to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against lawyer Prashant Bhushan for his tweets in which he was critical of Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde being provided a special helicopter by the Madhya Pradesh government, saying the activist-lawyer later expressed regret. The consent of the topmost law officer was sought by one advocate ...

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Indian-American attorney explains how student loan debt cancellation via executive order is good economics – world news

An Indian-American member of Covid-19 Congressional Oversight Commission has made a case for broad student loan debt cancellation via executive order. In a series of tweets, Bharat Ramamurti, a Democrat, argued that cancelling student loan debt has positive income effects. Sharing the data on student loans and other education debts, Ramamurti highlighted that a median borrower’s typical monthly payment is ...

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US attorney general Barr allows probes into voter ‘fraud’, top official resigns in protest – world news

President Donald Trump will push ahead on Tuesday with legal challenges to the results of last week’s election after US attorney general William Barr told federal prosecutors to look into any “substantial” allegations of voting irregularities. Barr’s directive to prosecutors prompted the top lawyer overseeing voter fraud investigations to resign in protest. It came after days of attacks on the ...

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Trump challenges Pennsylvania voting, ropes in attorney general – world news

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign on Monday filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania, the tipping point state that gave President-elect Joe Biden the 2020 elections, challenging its “two-track” voting system and his attorney general William Barr authorised an investigation into “substantial allegations” of irregularities. Trump has refused to accept the outcome of the election called for Biden unanimously by media outlets, ...

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US attorney general William Barr allows prosecutors to probe ‘allegations’ of voter fraud – us presidential election

The letter to prosecutors marked the first time Barr addressed President Donald Trump’s repeated and unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud since last week’s election won by Democrat Joe Biden. us-presidential-election Updated: Nov 10, 2020, 06:29 IST US Attorney General William Barr participates in a roundtable discussion about human trafficking at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September ...

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Judges need gender sensitisation, says Attorney general KK Venugopal – india news

Attorney general KK Venugopal told the Supreme Court on Monday that a recent direction given by a high court judge asking an alleged molester to get a “rakhi” tied by his victim if he wanted bail needs to be condemned as the judge was indulging in “plain drama”. During the festival of Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie rakhis on the wrist ...

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‘He acted in self-defense’, says Kenosha protest gunman’s attorney – world news

A high-profile lawyer representing the 17-year-old shooter charged with killing two protesters and wounding another during demonstrations on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin said on Friday that his client had acted in self-defense. Atlanta-based attorney Lin Wood said video footage of the altercation would vindicate Kyle Rittenhouse despite what he described as misinformation being spread by the media. “Kyle Rittenhouse ...

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