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Barr’s nomination to be attorney general advances in Senate after clearing procedural hurdle

February 13, 2019
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
William P. Barr is all but guaranteed to become President Trump’s next attorney general, after clearing a procedural hurdle Tuesday with the support of not just Republicans but also a few Democrats, as well.
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Acting AG Matthew Whitaker: ‘I have not interfered’ with Mueller investigation

February 9, 2019
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker took questions from lawmakers on Capitol Hill Friday, saying he has not interfered with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
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Whitaker says he won’t detail for Congress his discussions with Trump

February 8, 2019
Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
Acting attorney general Matthew G. Whitaker said Friday he has not spoken to President Trump about the special counsel investigation since taking the helm at the Justice Department in November.
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On Mueller Report, Trump Says He’ll Let Justice Dept. Decide Whether to Release It

January 31, 2019
Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
President Trump said on Wednesday that he would not intervene with the Justice Department’s decision-making process about whether to release the report by the special counsel investigating possible collusion with Russian officials in the 2016 campaign.
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Senators Push Trump's Attorney General Pick On Impartiality

January 16, 2019
Carrie Johnson, Ryan Lucas, Danielle Kurtzleben | NPR
President Trump's choice to lead the Justice Department, William Barr, took questions from lawmakers Tuesday, with the central one being whether Barr will work to impede the Russia investigation.
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Trump's pick for AG says he'll protect the Mueller probe. But what if his boss disagrees?

January 15, 2019
Chuck Todd | NBC News
The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, William Barr, who has promised to protect the Mueller investigation.
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Mueller seeks Roger Stone's testimony to House intelligence panel, suggesting special counsel is near end of probe of Trump adviser

December 20, 2018
Carol Leonnig, Ellen Nakashima, Rosalind Helderman, Manuel Roig-Franzia | The Washington Post
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III asked the House Intelligence Committee on Friday for an official transcript of Trump adviser Roger Stone’s testimony, according to people familiar with the request, a sign that prosecutors could be moving to charge him with a crime.
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Michael Flynn’s sentencing delayed after judge tells the ex-Trump adviser he might not avoid prison time

December 19, 2018
Carol Leonnig, Spencer Hsu, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
A federal judge on Tuesday postponed the sentencing for Michael Flynn after he lambasted President Trump’s former national security adviser for trying to undermine the country and warned he might not spare Flynn from prison.
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Former Michael Flynn Business Associates Indicted in Turkey Lobbying Case

December 18, 2018
Mark Mazzetti | The New York Times
Two former business associates of Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, have been indicted as part of a federal investigation into Turkey’s secret 2016 lobbying campaign to pressure the United States to expel a rival of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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