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William Barr

The position of Attorney General is among the most powerful in American government. As head of the Department of Justice and chief legal counsel to the president, an AG's primary responsibility is to uphold federal law and apply equal and impartial justice to all American citizens.

In February, U.S. Attorney General William Barr drew stark criticism for intervening in the sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, a longtime and well-known associate of President Trump. 


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U.S. Attorney General William Barr has been outspoken on his negative views of some progressive large-city district attorneys. Should district attorneys be "tough on crime" like AG Barr says, or are there advantages to a more progressive approach?