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Robert Mueller report reveals Donald Trump wanted to fire special counsel before he could deepen probe in Russian poll meddling

The more than 400-page document, made public in redacted form by the Justice Department, detailed how Donald Trump instructed his then White House counsel, Don McGahn, to tell the acting attorney..
Firstpost - Published

Corrected: Trump curses Mueller appointment: 'This is the end of my presidency'

(Corrects to acting attorney general, not Sessions, in paragraph 8. Note language that may be offensive in paragraph 2)
Reuters India - Published

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In His Second Stint As U.S. Attorney General, William Barr Faces New Pressures [Video]In His Second Stint As U.S. Attorney General, William Barr Faces New Pressures

In His Second Stint As U.S. Attorney General, William Barr Faces New Pressures

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Federal Bump Stock Ban Goes into Effect [Video]Federal Bump Stock Ban Goes into Effect

People who own bump stocks had 90 days to relinquish or destroy them once the final rule was published. That happened on Dec. 26.

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Former Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Leaves Justice Department [Video]Former Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Leaves Justice Department

His last day with the department was Saturday.

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Report: Former Acting AG Matthew Whitaker No Longer Works For The Justice Department [Video]Report: Former Acting AG Matthew Whitaker No Longer Works For The Justice Department

Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker reportedly no longer works for the Justice Department.

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Sally Yates Slams Trump For 'Cavalierly Lying' About Kushner Security Clearance [Video]Sally Yates Slams Trump For 'Cavalierly Lying' About Kushner Security Clearance

Sally Yates slammed President Trump in a tweet on Friday. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates slammed President Trump for "cavalierly lying" about White House adviser Jared Kushner's..

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Former AG Matthew Whitaker Volunteers to Clarify Testimony [Video]Former AG Matthew Whitaker Volunteers to Clarify Testimony

Whitaker will meet with lawmakers to clarify his Feb. 8 testimony with the House Judiciary Committee.

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Federal Judge Upholds Trump Administration's Bump Stock Ban [Video]Federal Judge Upholds Trump Administration's Bump Stock Ban

​The judge rejected the argument that the government doesn't have the authority to enforce such a ban.

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Report: House Committee Believes it has Evidence Trump Asked Former AG To Put Ally In Charge Of Michael Cohen Investigation [Video]Report: House Committee Believes it has Evidence Trump Asked Former AG To Put Ally In Charge Of Michael Cohen Investigation

The House judiciary committee believes it has evidence that President Trump asked former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to put a Trump ally in charge of the Michael Cohen investigation.

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Trump Fires Back At NYT Report [Video]Trump Fires Back At NYT Report

President Donald Trump is denying he asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if a US attorney he appointed could oversee an investigation tied to himself.

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Trump Called the New York Times the Trump Called the New York Times the "Enemy of the People"

‘The Enemy of the People’ - a phrase Trump hasn’t shied away from using in the past. And now he’s labeled a newspaper as such.. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.

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Trump Disputes New Reports Over Hush Money [Video]Trump Disputes New Reports Over Hush Money

President Donald Trump is flatly denying a new report claiming he asked his acting attorney general to intervene in a hush money investigation, Esme Murphy reports (0:42). WCCO Mid-Morning - February..

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Trump urged Whitaker to put ally on payments probe: NYT [Video]Trump urged Whitaker to put ally on payments probe: NYT

A New York Times report cites U.S. officials who say President Donald Trump asked his acting attorney general to put a Trump-allied prosecutor in charge of a federal probe into the president's role in..

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NYT Bombshell: President Trump Made Unusual Request Of Former Acting Attorney General [Video]NYT Bombshell: President Trump Made Unusual Request Of Former Acting Attorney General

The New York Times is reporting President Trump made an unusual request of his former acting attorney general -- while his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was under investigation. Trump has denied the..

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NYT Bombshell: President Trump Made Unusual Request Of Acting Attorney General [Video]NYT Bombshell: President Trump Made Unusual Request Of Acting Attorney General

The New York Times is reporting President Trump made an unusual request of his acting attorney general -- while his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was under investigation. Trump has denied the..

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Trump: NYT Report on Whitaker, Cohen Probe Is 'Fake News' [Video]Trump: NYT Report on Whitaker, Cohen Probe Is 'Fake News'

President Trump said he never asked his attorney general to replace the head of an investigation tied to Michael Cohen.

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NYT Report Casts Doubt On Former Acting AG Whitaker's 'Candor' [Video]NYT Report Casts Doubt On Former Acting AG Whitaker's 'Candor'

President Donald Trump pressured the then acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker to influence a federal investigation. The investigation concerned Trump's role in several hush money payments to..

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New York Feds Have Unique Angle On Trump [Video]New York Feds Have Unique Angle On Trump

According to Politico, as Robert Mueller might be winding down his investigation, a parallel threat to President Donald Trump only seems to be growing within his own Justice Department: the Southern..

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William Barr Confirmed As Attorney General [Video]William Barr Confirmed As Attorney General

According to Business Insider, William Barr has been confirmed as the next US Attorney General. Barr will replace Matthew Whitaker after he is sworn in, which would take place later this..

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Who Is The New Attorney General, William Barr? [Video]Who Is The New Attorney General, William Barr?

On Thursday, William Barr was confirmed as the new attorney general. Barr previously served as attorney general under former President George H.W. Bush. Democrats and even some Republicans are..

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Matthew Whitaker Testifies To Congress [Video]Matthew Whitaker Testifies To Congress

According to Business Insider, "Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was reportedly spotted at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC hours after he testified to Congress about his..

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Matthew Whitaker speaks about the Roger Stone raid [Video]Matthew Whitaker speaks about the Roger Stone raid

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks on the Roger Stone raid, and says,"It was deeply concerning to me as to how CNN found out about that,”

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Acting AG Whitaker tells Dem chairman: ‘Your 5 minutes is up’ [Video]Acting AG Whitaker tells Dem chairman: ‘Your 5 minutes is up’

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told Democratic Chairman Jerrold Nadler that his time was up for questions at hearing.

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Matthew Whitaker angers Sheila Jackson Lee [Video]Matthew Whitaker angers Sheila Jackson Lee

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker set off Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee after not answering her question how she wanted.

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Trump Lashes Out At 'Vicious' Democrats Over Whitaker Hearing, Says 'They Cannot Legitimately Win' 2020 Election [Video]Trump Lashes Out At 'Vicious' Democrats Over Whitaker Hearing, Says 'They Cannot Legitimately Win' 2020 Election

President Trump on Saturday again slammed Democrats. President Trump has slammed the Democrats for being "vicious" during acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker's appearance before the House..

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Nadler: Panel still lacks answers from Whitaker [Video]Nadler: Panel still lacks answers from Whitaker

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said the committee still does not have many answers on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's supervision of the special counsel's..

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Trump urged acting attorney general to put ally on hush payments probe: New York Times

U.S. President Donald Trump asked his acting attorney general to put a Trump-allied prosecutor in charge of a federal probe into the president's role in hush payments to women during his 2016 campaign,..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. House Democrat questions accuracy of Whitaker's testimony

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Wednesday accused acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker of giving incomplete and..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Whitaker says did not previously discuss Russia probe with Trump, associates

U.S. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Friday said he never discussed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation with President Donald Trump or his inner circle before he began..
Reuters India - Published

Acting U.S. Attorney Gen Whitaker to testify before House panel on Friday

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Thursday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will testify on Friday, after he threatened not to show up following the panel's..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Firstpost

Acting U.S. attorney general balks at testifying under subpoena threat

Democrats on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Thursday prepared a subpoena to compel acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to testify on Friday, prompting Whitaker to say he will not appear..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. House panel votes to authorize subpoena for acting attorney general

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Thursday to authorize a subpoena in case acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker fails to show up to a hearing on Friday or declines to..
Reuters India - Published

Trump says he will let Justice Department decide handling of Mueller report

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Monday that Mueller`s probe is "close to being completed."
Zee News - Published

'Probe on Russian meddling close to completion'

[USA], Jan 29 (ANI): Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker on Monday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential
Sify - Published

U.S. high court rebuffs challenge to Trump appointee Whitaker

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stayed out of the fight over whether President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general is unlawful by rejecting a motion relating to..
Reuters India - Published

United States: Letitia James Sworn In As Attorney General Of New York - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Letitia "Tish" James was sworn in as the 67th Attorney General of New York State. Ms. James succeeds Acting Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood
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Judge signals skepticism in Trump team's bid to block Obamacare suit

A U.S. judge signaled skepticism on Wednesday toward a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to block a lawsuit by the state of Maryland seeking to preserve the Obamacare law in a case that..
Reuters India - Published

Judge to examine Whitaker appointment in U.S. asylum policy case

A federal judge on Monday is set to consider whether President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, part of a broader lawsuit..
Reuters India - Published

After outcry over appointment, Trump's top law enforcer treading lightly

Matthew Whitaker flew to Dallas last week to deliver his latest speech since U.S. President Donald Trump installed him as acting attorney general, an appointment embroiled in criticism and court..
Reuters India - Published

Democratic U.S. senators sue to block Trump acting attorney general

Three Democratic senators launched a new legal challenge on Monday to President Donald Trump's naming of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, accusing Trump of depriving the U.S. Senate of its..
Reuters India - Published

Democratic U.S. senators sue to challenge Trump's Whitaker appointment

Three Democratic senators filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of illegally appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, saying Trump violated the U.S. Constitution and..
Reuters India - Published

Will not get involved: Trump on Mueller investigation

[USA], Nov 19 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he will not get involved in the decisions taken by the newly-appointed acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in the
Sify - Published

Trump's attorney general appointment challenged at Supreme Court

The fight over President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case asking the justices on..
Reuters India - Published

Key U.S. Senate Republican says acting AG comfortable with Russia probe

A key Republican senator said on Thursday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who now oversees a probe of whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016..
Reuters India - Published

Justice Department calls Trump appointment of Whitaker lawful

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general to replace the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

US Justice Department says Trump has power to name Matthew Whitaker as acting AG

The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general after critics called the move unlawful, asserting..
DNA - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

FBI report shows 17% increase in hate crimes in US in 2017

The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row. An annual report shows there were more than 7,100 reported hate crimes last year. There..
DNA - Published

'Lame-duck' US Congress returns, facing budget, Mueller, border wall issues

The US Congress returns on Tuesday for a post-election "lame-duck" session, facing a funding deadline to prevent a partial government shutdown, as well as demands for protections for Special Counsel..
DNA - Published

City of San Francisco threatens court action over Trump's acting AG

San Francisco's city attorney on Monday questioned the recent appointment of a new acting Attorney General, saying in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice that his office may take court action if..
Reuters India - Published

U.S. Democrats urge acting attorney general to step aside from Russia probe

By Sarah N. Lynch and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats stepped up pressure Sunday on acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to step aside from overseeing a special counsel..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters IndianewKerala.com

Senator Democrats to take legal action against Whitaker's appointment

[USA], Nov 10 (ANI): Senator Democrats are considering legal action against the United States President Donald Trump's decision of appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.
Sify - Published

Haven't discussed anything with Whitaker on Russian probe: Trump

The statement from the President came amid speculations that he had appointed Whitaker as an acting attorney general in order to terminate the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III..
IndiaTimes - Published

Senate Democrats weigh lawsuit over Trump's appointment of new acting Attorney General

Trump on Wednesday named Matthew Whitaker to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
DNA - Published Also reported by •FirstpostReuters India

Senate Democrats weigh lawsuit over Trump Justice Department appointment

U.S. Senate Democrats are considering legal action over President Donald Trump's appointment of a new acting attorney general, congressional sources said on Friday, as some outside experts called the..
Reuters India - Published

Top Senate Democrat challenges Trump on Whitaker appointment

By Roberta Rampton and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's appointment of a new acting attorney general faced growing scrutiny on Friday, with the U.S. Senate's top Democrat..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Trump says he did not discuss Russia probe with acting attorney general

President Donald Trump on Friday said he did not discuss the U.S. special counsel's ongoing Russia investigation with Matt Whitaker before appointing him as acting attorney general this week.
Reuters India - Published

Before ouster, Jeff Sessions limits US oversight of local police

The US Department of Justice has moved to sharply curtail federal authority aimed at curtailing abuse and civil rights violations at local police departments across the country by directing U.S...
DNA - Published

Russia probe: Democrats seek urgent hearings on Trump sacking Sessions

Congressional Democrats on Thursday demanded emergency hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate President Donald Trump's ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling the move..
DNA - Published

Whitaker’s friendship with Trump aide reignites recusal debate

President Donald Trump's pick for acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, is a close friend of Trump's 2016 election campaign co-chair, and a former government ethics chief said the friendship makes..
Reuters India - Published

Blasted by Donald Trump over Russia probe, Jeff Sessions fired as attorney general

In a step that could have implications for the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Trump replaced Sessions with Matthew Whitaker, who will be acting attorney general.
Zee News - Published

Trump fires US attorney general Jeff Sessions

The departure of Jeff Sessions, who was the first US senator to back Trump's presidential run in 2016, was long expected. Sessions became the first casualty of a cabinet shakeup that had been expected..
IndiaTimes - Published

NY Solicitor General Barbara Underwood named as acting attorney general

[United States], May 8 (ANI): New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood on Tuesday was named the state's acting attorney general to replace Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned
Sify - Published

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