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On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland tapped longtime federal prosecutor Jack Smith as special counsel to head up investigations involving former President Donald Trump. Smith's appointment came three days after Trump launched his third run for the White House.
By Eric Tucker, Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
The appointment of a special counsel to oversee the remainder of two significant investigations related to former President Donald Trump focuses fresh attention on the role such prosecutors have played in modern American history.
The Department of Justice investigations into former President Trump are entering a new phase. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to oversee probes into Trump's interference in the electoral college vote and the handling of classified documents. Former…
By Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press
A federal prosecutor says Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four associates discussed using violence to overturn the results of the 2020 election for weeks and saw an opportunity to do it when rioters started attacking the Capitol.
By Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
The move Friday was announced just three days after Trump announced his 2024 candidacy. It's a recognition of the unmistakable political implications of two investigations that involve not only a former president but also a current White House hopeful.
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
A federal judge has granted the Biden administration a five-week delay to end far-reaching asylum restrictions, writing in upper-case letters that he was doing so "WITH GREAT RELUCTANCE."…
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Donald Trump has officially declared himself a candidate for president, but that won't shield him from the same criminal investigations that confront him as an ordinary citizen.
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
The announcement comes just a week after an underwhelming midterm showing for Republicans and will force the party to decide whether to embrace a candidate whose refusal to accept defeat in 2020 pushed American democracy to the brink.
By Michael R. Sisak, Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
Allen Weisselberg testified that celebrated his 75th birthday at Trump Tower with cake and colleagues just hours after finalizing the plea agreement, which now pits him against the company where he's worked since the mid-1980s.
A federal judge has ordered the Biden administration to lift Trump-era asylum restrictions that have been a cornerstone of border enforcement since the beginning of COVID-19.
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