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AG Bill Barr: Communities that protest police could lose protection

William Barr speaking.
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Attorney General William Barr said in a speech at a Justice Department ceremony on Tuesday honoring police officers that communities that protest law enforcement "might find themselves without the police protection they need.”

Why it matters: Critics of his speech marked it as "a clear attack on minorities who have protested police brutality and other racially skewed law enforcement abuses," the Washington Post writes.

WashPost: Barr opposes key Russia probe finding by inspector general

Attorney General William Barr speaks as President Donald Trump looks on during a Rose Garden statement on the census July 11
Attorney General William Barr speaks as President Trump looks on during a July statement at the White House. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Attorney General Bill Barr opposes a finding in the Department of Justice inspector general's Russia probe report that the FBI had enough information in 2016 to begin investigating Trump campaign members, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Why it matters: DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is due to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Dec. 11 on his highly anticipated report on alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the Russia investigation.