Lieu responded to a federal judge's order to release a memo about the ex-attorney general's decision not to charge Donald Trump over 2016 election interference.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson had harsh words Monday for former Attorney General William Barr, saying the Justice Department should not have withheld a memo from a watchdog group.
The Florida Republican said he is taking his "turn under the gun," blaming the Washington, D.C., "swamp" for the allegations against him.
In his first interview since the January 6 violence, the former attorney general told ITV News that the unrest was "despicable."
The former chief of the Justice Department also said that "orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable."
In 2019, the attorney general said it "would be a crime" for a president to pardon someone in exchange for a promise of loyalty.
The attorney general sided with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in saying the Russians were apparently responsible for the massive cyberattack.
The outgoing attorney general said Monday he has "not seen a reason" to appoint a special prosecutor.
Trump will either pressure acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen to appoint the special prosecutors or consider whether he himself can appoint them as president.
The secretary of state's praise of Barr came days after Trump called the attorney general a disappointment over his handling of the Hunter Biden probe.
The attorney general didn't purposely undermine President Trump's chances of winning a second term. But he sure didn't help.
Barr's resignation has sparked a huge reaction on Twitter—here's what some celebrities had so say about the attorney general stepping down.
Senator Ted Cruz praised Barr as a "patriot" but other Republicans had criticism for President Trump.
"He actually praised Trump for developing the coronavirus vaccine!" one commenter wrote. "He's the Attorney General, that's not his area. But it is a clear effort to pander to Trump."
Attorney General Bill Barr said Monday that President Donald Trump's quick delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine was "a feat that will undoubtedly save millions of lives."
"Who isn't disappointed? Joe Biden lied on the debate stage, he said 'there's nothing happening' and Barr should have stepped up," the president told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade.
The attorney general has faced criticism for being too loyal to President Trump but now faces his criticism.
The four inmates scheduled for execution in the weeks before Biden's inauguration are Alfredo Bourgeois, Lisa Montgomery, Cory Johnson and Dustin John Higgs.
The essay's authors noted that, prior to the Trump administration's resumption of federal executions after a 17-year hiatus, only three people had been executed by the government in the last 50 years.
Brandon Bernard was put to death on Thursday following his conviction for murder as a teenager in 1999.
"I don't even think it's controversial," Sean Hannity said Wednesday while speaking in favor of a call for Attorney General William Barr to hire a special prosecutor to investigate evidence-free claims of election fraud in the presidential election.
Colorado's Ken Buck says America can't "move forward" with a Joe Biden presidency unless the DOJ appoints a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden's laptop—that is, Buck claims, if Biden even won.
Angering some Fox News viewers, the 30-second ad touts Attorney General Bill Barr for respecting Biden's victory over Trump.
The concession came in a footnote in a reply to a lawsuit filed by two prisoners housed at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
While speaking with Fox News' John Roberts, Graham was asked about Trump's recent criticism of the Department of Justice and Attorney General Bill Barr, in regard to claims of election fraud and said, "Well, they have been looking, I know that."
"They haven't looked very hard, which is a disappointment, to be honest with you, because it's massive fraud," Trump told reporters.
The former national security adviser said the attorney general had done "the right thing" in telling the truth.
"The pattern in this administration seems to be anybody who tells the truth gets fired," Senator Chris Van Hollen said.