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Sessions jokes of Russian ambassador from site of scrutinized 2016 speech
As several investigations into Russian interference into last year's presidential election remain ongoing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions joked about his encounters with the former Russian ambassador to the U.S. Friday, at the same location in which their paths crossed over a year ago. Sessions was
The Note: Washington faces time of reckoning, joins national #MeToo moment on sexual harassment
The TAKE with Rick Klein It’s often said that the capital is disconnected from the country, that official Washington is hopelessly out of touch with the nation it serves. That notion melted away this week. As scandals rock prominent members of both parties , a cultural moment has coincided with a
What is obstruction of justice and could it apply to Trump
Amid searing reports that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the agency’s investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn , questions are being raised about whether the president obstructed justice. According to a report Wednesday in the
DOJ appoints special counsel to oversee WH Russia probe
Former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate Russia's interference with the election, but many Trump supporters still stand by him.
The Note: Sally Yates goes under oath on Russia
NOTABLES --ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL FIRED BY TRUMP SET TO TESTIFY ON RUSSIA. Sally Yates , the former acting United States attorney general who drew the ire of President Donald Trump for issuing instructions to the Department of Justice not to defend his first "travel ban" executive order, is
Supreme Court nominee seeks distance from Trump administration, says attacks on federal judges 'disheartening'
Judge Neil Gorsuch sought to distance himself from the Trump administration and slam the president for his attacks against federal judges during his testimony before members of Congress on Tuesday, his second day of a Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Gorsuch said he was offended by language used
Judge Neil Gorsuch called on to represent all Americans in confirmation hearing
Judge Neil Gorsuch testified at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing that while he is acutely aware of his imperfections as a federal judge, he has spent his career presiding over cases with open-mindedness and tolerance for different opinions with respect to the rule of law. "Putting on a robe
Meet Donald Trump's Potential Picks for Supreme Court Justice
President Donald Trump is poised to announce his Supreme Court pick to fill the vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia . In his recent press conference, the president confirmed that meetings with some potential nominees have already taken place. “We’ve met with numerous candidates,” said Trump. He
Nikki Haley: 'United Nations Could Benefit From a Fresh Set of Eyes'
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, outlined a forceful policy for countering Russian aggression, becoming the latest Trump Cabinet pick to take a more confrontational approach to Russia than he has personally
Trump EPA Pick Pruitt to be Grilled Over Polluters' Political Donations
Documents show official actions taken by Pruitt that appear closely timed to campaign contributions from energy companies.