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S. 3851: 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?


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 ...

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Elizabeth Warren

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 1, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Jun 1, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 1, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 1, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 1, 2020

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S. 3851 is 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.

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