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Five Names Being Considered to Fill In as Interim FBI Director

May 11, 2017
Pete Williams, Andrew Rafferty | NBC
In the wake of Tuesday's sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, his deputy is currently serving as the acting head of the agency, but a Justice Department official told NBC News four others are also being considered to fill in as interim director.
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President Clinton Fires FBI Director

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July 23, 1993
President Trump fired FBI Director Comey. The last director dismissed was by Clinton in 1993.
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Group sues for Sally Yates' Justice Department emails

May 8, 2017
Josh Gerstein | Politico
A conservative watchdog group is suing for access to Sally Yates' emails from her brief but eventful tenure as acting attorney general during the early days of the Trump administration.
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Justice Department To Review All Civil Rights Agreements On Police Conduct

April 4, 2017
Carrie Johnson | NPR
The leader of the Justice Department has ordered federal authorities to emphasize building partnerships with local law enforcement over hard-nosed investigations of them.
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Trump Administration Defends Travel Executive Order

March 14, 2017
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Trump administration Monday defended the president's revised executive order limiting travel from six Muslim countries, as more states sought to join the legal battle.
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Congressional deadline arrives for DOJ evidence on Trump wiretap claims

March 13, 2017
Theodore Schleifer, Manu Raju | CNN
The DOJ is under pressure to provide any documents related to President Donald Trump's accusation that the Obama administration wiretapped his phones during the campaign.
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Trump administration fires Preet Bharara, high-profile U.S. attorney in New York

March 13, 2017
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was forced out of his job Saturday afternoon after he bucked the Trump administration's call for his resignation.
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Trump team ousts Obama-appointed U.S. attorneys

March 11, 2017
Josh Gerstein, Josh Dawsey | POLITICO
The president had previously asked Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in New York, to stay on.
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