Attorney general nominee William Barr says he would seek the advice of career Justice Department ethics officials about whether he should recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
Barr has said the memo was intended to be narrowly focused on one of Mueller's reported interpretations of obstruction. Barr also says his memo was based solely on public reporting and not any confidential information.
By Associated Press
Attorney general nominee William Barr says he turned down joining President Donald Trump's defense team in the Russia investigation.
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, and his proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader's profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol.
By Matthew Daly, Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.
By Jeff Martin, David Koenig, Associated Press
Monday marked the first business day after screeners did not receive a paycheck for the first time since the shutdown began.
By Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press
The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in Russia charged Monday.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
House Democrats announced a sweeping investigation Monday of the pharmaceutical industry's pricing practices, jockeying for the upper hand with the Trump administration on an issue that concerns Americans across the political spectrum.
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
The British prime minister made a frantic last push Monday to swing lawmakers' support behind her seemingly doomed Brexit deal, warning that its defeat risked scuttling the U.K.'s departure from the European Union and "betraying the vote of the British…
Barr's confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET. Watch the hearing here.
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