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S. 3851 (116th): BARR Act

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Should Attorney General William Barr have gotten involved with a criminal case involving former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone?

Context

In November 2019, Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign advisor Roger Stone was found guilty on seven counts of lying to Congress and witness tampering during a House investigation into potential Russian interference in the election.

Stone’s verdict carried a maximum of 50 years in prison, though federal prosecutors initially recommended seven to nine years. Then President Trump tweeted in response to the news, “This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!” Later that same day, Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department asked the federal court to sentence Stone ...

Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Warren

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 1, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Jun 1, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 1, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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History

Jun 1, 2020
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 3851 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3851. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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