8 Questions Senators Must Ask William Barr on Executive Power
The AG nominee once told a president he did not need congressional authority to go to war. What does he think now?
William Barr during his first day of confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (CSPAN screen shot)
William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed Acting Attorney General Michael Whitaker, previously served in two other legal positions under President George H.W. Bush: assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel and attorney general. In those capacities, Barr zealously clamored for the counter-constitutional doctrine that the president commands limitless power to initiate war or otherwise employ the armed forces offensively.
additional information here (connection to Ruby Ridge):