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William Barr’s Alma Mater, George Washington University, Accuses Him of Undermining the Rule of Law

Attorney General William Barr, via DOJ.

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Attorney General William Barr isn’t getting a whole lot of love from his alma mater, George Washington University Law School.

Law professors and faculty from school said in a letter Tuesday he has “failed to fulfill his oath of office to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” CNN reports.

In a statement signed by 65 faculty and professors from the law school, the group wrote that Barr has “undermined the rule of law, breached constitutional norms, and damaged the integrity and traditional independence of his office and of the Department of Justice.”
“We include members of both major political parties, and of none,” they wrote. “We have different legal specialties and represent a broad spectrum of approaches to the law.”
Also on Tuesday, the New York City Bar Association sent a letter to House and Senate leaders saying  Barr is unfit for the “high position he occupies in our federal government” and should step aside, CNN reports.

Justice Department Creates New Position to Focus on Threats of Homegrown Extremism

department-of-justice-logoBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The rising threat of homegrown extremism has prompted the Justice Department to create a new position to coordinate investigations, the Washington Post reports. 

The new position of domestic terrorism counsel is expected to be announced today at George Washington University.

The position will focus on threats posed by ISIS, as well as by racists and anti-government zealots.

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Former Lead FBI Hostage Negotiator Joins George Washington University Task Force

Chris Voss

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Chris Voss, a former lead hostage negotiator for the FBI, was named a senior fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

Voss will join the center’s Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force, according to PR Newswire.

“I am honored to become a Senior Fellow with the CCHS as they remain on the cutting-edge of counter terrorism thinking and leadership,” Voss said.

Voss worked for the bureau for 24 years.

Chris brings extensive knowledge from the real world of hostage negotiation and applies them, successfully, to the business and academic worlds. Voss is a Harvard graduate, USC Marshall School of Business Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Professor, Speaker, and Author.

As a recognized international negotiations expert, Chris is frequently interviewed by major media on headline news such as the recent Germanwings crash, Ferguson riots, Boston Bombings, Somali Pirates and hostage negotiations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Panama, Colombia, Gaza, and Haiti.

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Former FBI Agent Who Became VP of New York Yankees Dies

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Phil McNiff, a former FBI agent and executive vice president of the New York Yankees, died Sunday, The Tampa Tribune reports. 

McNiff died following “a long, difficult battle with an illness that sapped his memory and his remarkable spirit of caring for people.”

McNiff, whose older brother also worked for the FBI, graduated from George Washington University and served in the Navy before joining the bureau.

After retiring from the FBI in 1980, McNiff became executive vice president of the Yankees.