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Politics Jan 09Democrats worry about attorney general nominee’s view of presidential power
William Barr's record suggests an expansive view of presidential power as the Senate holds his confirmation hearing next week.
Politics Jan 09Rosenstein expected to leave Justice Department within weeks
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will likely leave his position after the new attorney general is confirmed, sources tell the Associated Press.
World Dec 24North Korea should pay Otto Warmbier’s parents $500M, judge rules
The judgment is largely a symbolic victory for now, since there is no mechanism to force North Korea to pay.
Politics Dec 21Nearly 6 in 10 say Trump impeded Russia probe, poll says
A majority of Americans say they believe President Donald Trump has tried to obstruct the investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia, though the public is divided on whether he should be removed from office if he's found to have…
Politics Dec 20WATCH: Justice Department levies charges against 2 Chinese hackers
The Justice Department is charging two Chinese citizens with carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from U.S. companies.
Politics Dec 20In memo, Trump’s AG pick William Barr criticized aspect of Mueller probe
The document expresses concern with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice, which Trump denies. It could factor into Barr's confirmation hearings and prompt questions about whether he can be unbiased in overseeing the investigation.
Politics Dec 19Disgusted federal judge upends Michael Flynn’s sentencing hearing
Lawyers for Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn requested the delay Tuesday after a tongue-lashing from U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan raised the prospect that Flynn could spend time behind bars for lying to the FBI about his Russian…
Politics Dec 18Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed to allow for cooperation in Mueller probe
A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of Michael Flynn, on Tuesday, saying he could not hide his disgust for Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and warning that he could send the retired Army lieutenant general to prison.
Politics Dec 14Mueller: FBI is not to blame for Flynn’s false statements
The special counsel's office said Michael Flynn agreed on his own to meet with federal agents and did not need a warning that it was against the law to lie to them.
Politics Dec 10AP fact check: Manafort, Cohen filings do not exonerate Trump
President Trump insists he's been fully vindicated by court filings released Friday that lay out the level of cooperation from two of his former top advisers, whom prosecutors have accused of lying to federal investigators or Congress. In fact, Trump's…