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DOJ Inspector General report on FBI handling of Clinton email probe entering final stages

May 17, 2018
Manu Raju, Laura Jarrett, Jeremy Herb, David Shortell | CNN
A draft of the much-anticipated report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog, addressing a wide-ranging set of allegations that department protocols were flouted when the FBI investigated Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information, has been completed, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
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White House backs Sessions as some House Republicans push to hold him in contempt

May 8, 2018
Manu Raju, Laura Jarrett, Jeremy Herb | CNN
Conservatives in the House of Representatives are making a push to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress for failing to hand over documents related to the Russia investigation, but a senior White House official said Monday evening the administration is backing Sessions.
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White House backs Sessions as some House Republicans push to hold him in contempt

May 8, 2018
Manu Raju, Laura Jarrett, Jeremy Herb | CNN
Conservatives in the House of Representatives are making a push to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt of Congress for failing to hand over documents related to the Russia investigation, but a senior White House official said Monday evening the administration is backing Sessions.

President Donald Trump shakes up his legal team as showdown over the Russia probe heats up

May 4, 2018
The panelists discussed President Trump’s shifting defense against the Russia probe, the scandal surrounding adult film star Stephanie Clifford, and the escalating confrontation with the Justice Department.
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Rosenstein: ‘Justice Department is not going to be extorted’

May 2, 2018
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
The Justice Department official overseeing the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia insisted on Tuesday that he wouldn’t be intimidated by suggestions from conservative Republican lawmakers that he be impeached for defying requests for congressional oversight.
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Trump legal team readies attack on Flynn’s credibility

December 28, 2017
Carol Leonnig | The Washington Post
President Trump’s legal team plans to cast former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn as a liar seeking to protect himself if he accuses the president or his senior aides of any wrongdoing, according to three people familiar with the strategy.
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Mueller's team to question former RNC officials on Russia

December 28, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Members of Robert Mueller's team have begun reaching out to former Republican National Committee staff who were familiar with the digital operations of the Trump campaign, according to a source with knowledge of the outreach. The only outreach I can confirm happened recently.
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Judicial appointments are the sleeper story that matters,”

November 20, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
If Mitch McConnell's schedule goes to plan, the week after Thanksgiving the Senate Majority Leader will confirm his ninth federal judge. That would beat President Reagan's eight in his first year — the most in recent history. And it triples the three federal judges President Obama appointed in his first year in office.
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