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Albert Mohler: The Legacy of Attorney General William Barr

Attorney General William Barr has announced that he is resigning, effective December 23rd.

He will go down in history as both the 77th and the 85th Attorney General of the United States.

He was a very loyal attorney general—but it’s also clear that he got crosswise with President Trump.

Attorney General Barr is going to be known in history for his defense of religious liberty in the face of an in increasingly hostile secular culture.

In October of 2019, the Attorney General delivered an address at the University of Notre Dame. “The framers’ view,” he said, “was that free government was only suitable and sustainable for a religious people, a people who recognize that there was a transcendent moral order antecedent to both the state and man-made law.”

He’s referring to an enduring moral law that exists even before the US Constitution.

Those were fighting words from a sitting Attorney General.

Attorney General William Barr will be missed.

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All Eyes Turn to Georgia and Runoff for Two Senate Seats


Townhall Review – November 14, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with Byron York, of the Washington Examiner, about the Senate runoff race in Georgia.

Hugh Hewitt and journalist Salena Zito talk about another aspect of the Senate runoff race in Georgia.

Larry Elder talks about Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of irregularities in the election.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with James Carafano, of the Heritage Foundation, about Joe Biden’s plans to rescind much of President Trump’s regulatory relieve and executive orders.

Hugh Hewitt and Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine Graduate School of Public Policy, talk about the challenges related to production and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Chris Stigall talks with Sharyl Attkisson about her book, “Slanted: How the News Media Taught us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism.”

Sebastian Gorka and Andrew McCarthy, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, about the roll the U.S. Supreme Court may play in the election.

Mike Gallagher talks about an article in the Federalist by Peter Burfeind, “Five Reasons for Optimism.”

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Hugh Hewitt: The American People Deserve to Know

Attorney General William Barr should appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden’s financial dealings and any involvement of former Vice President Joe Biden—and Barr should do so immediately, before the election, pursuant to the regulations that govern the Department of Justice and special counsels.

If the emails on Hunter Biden’s computers are found to be genuine, there appears to be the basis for a criminal investigation—one that could be conducted with dispatch—about whether Joe Biden profited from his son’s activity and failed to report it, whether they failed to register as agents of a foreign power. Whatever the election results on November the 3rd—Biden or Trump— the Department will face an inevitable conflict in conducting any inquiry into the so-called “laptop from hell”—and thus the need to establish a special counsel now.

So set up a special counsel from outside the beltway—and give him or her the same resources Robert Mueller had, and as broad a writ to investigate the Bidens as Mueller received for his “Trump Hunt.”

Let’s find out what happened.

Then the American people can trust the end result.

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Hugh Hewitt: The 2020 Election: Two Agendas

Which agenda do you prefer for the next four years?

President Trump’s? Or Joe Biden’s?

That’s a helpful way to aid voters in their choice this November.

President Trump believes in the Constitution, as proved most obviously by his two Supreme Court Justices and 53 federal circuit court judges.

Trump will continue his military buildup and his push for enforcement of rule of law—as demonstrated by Attorney General William Barr.

Trump will continue his massive deregulation of the American economy.

Biden, on the other hand, will almost certainly raise taxes—and raise them significantly.

Biden judges will be activist judges, likely seeing nothing wrong with the return of race-based rewards.

And there’s a very real potential that Biden will pack the Supreme Court—increasing the number of justices in a replay of FDR’s failed effort in 1937.

And under a Biden presidency we’ll see some sort of Green New Deal.

That’s a fair statement of the expectations.

I’m voting for Trump.

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The Left Grows Bold in a Divided Nation

Townhall Review – August 1, 2020

Hugh Hewitt examines the House Democrat’s tactics during U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s testimony before the House.

Dennis Prager talks with Andy Ngo about the violent unrest in the city of Portland, Oregon.

Hugh Hewitt and Wisconsin Senator Mike Gallagher talk about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech where the Secretary said to “distrust and verify,” communist China.

Bob Frantz talks with black conservative and member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Peter Kirsanow about “systemic racism.”

Larry Elder turns to Bob Woodson, civil rights leader and founder of the Woodson Center, to talk about his criticism of the 1619 Project as a re-working of history.

Sebastian Gorka and former U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy talk about former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge’s criticism of federal efforts to stop Antifa’s attacks on federal buildings.

Mike Gallagher looks at Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s recent comment calling President Trump a racist.

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Owen Strachan: President Trump Was Right on Antifa

The recent events across America have reminded citizens that freedom, peace, and safety are fragile things.

The death of George Floyd in Minnesota calls for justice through our system of due process. The officer who suffocated Floyd had numerous citations for bad conduct. Unfortunately, police unions make it very hard to remove bad cops. Following Floyd’s death, peaceful protests were held. But then depraved rioting, looting, and destruction unfolded.

In the midst of this lawlessness, the group that calls itself Antifa has wreaked havoc. Antifa is evil, a movement of nihilism cloaked in the tones of liberation.

Thankfully, President Trump labeled Antifa a “domestic terrorist group,” one of the more important domestic decisions thus far of his presidency. Attorney General William Barr publically reinforced this stance in force.

In riled times, we seek freedom, peace and safety. And we seek justice—justice in Floyd’s case, and justice to end Antifa’s reign of terror.

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Getting America Back on Track


Townhall Review – April 25, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the deception China funneled to much of the planet via the World Health Organization.

Sebastian Gorka and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani talk about America’s resilience during crisis.

Hugh Hewitt talks with National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien about the Chinese government’s lack of transparency and how that affects combating COVID-19 and other viruses that originated in China.

Kevin McCullough and Gordon Chang talk about the dangers of China and their impact on the world around them.

Hugh Hewitt talks with U.S. Attorney General William Barr about the challenges facing and actions taken by President Trump in combating the Coronavirus.

Dennis Prager talks with Dr. Vladimir Zelenko about his methods of treating patients infected with COVID-19.

Hugh Hewitt and David Cortman, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, talk about defending the rights of churches as restrictions are being placed on gatherings to combat COVID-19.

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