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Sessions Can’t Escape The Tumult Of His Tenure At DOJ Ceremony Honoring Him

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington awaits word from special counsel Robert Mueller, three Justice Department officials inextricably linked to his appointment and tenure joined each other on stage Thursday for a ceremony honoring one of them — former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Neither Mueller’s name nor the Russia investigation he leads was mentioned during the ceremony for Sessions, who was forced out last November by President Donald Trump. But the tumult of the last two years, which includ...
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Q&A: Waiting for the final Mueller report and what happens next

By CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON  — America is waiting for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 22 months could end up disappointed. The exact timing of Mueller’s endgame is unclear. Attorney General William Barr, who oversees the investigation, has said he wants to release as much information as he can about the inquiry into possible coord...
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As the Congress Turns: In presidential probes, many So Cal reps play starring roles

With Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, committees are stepping up investigations and oversight of Trump administration practices and policies. Here’s a look at the Southern California reps in position to play the biggest roles in those hearings: Adam Schiff, D-Burbank Role: Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, leading congressional Democrats’ investigation of Russia’s ties to President Trump and his 2016 campaign. Trump has tried accusing Schiff of ethics violations, ...
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Republicans, Democrat Paint Contradictory Pictures Of Whitaker Statements

After former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s closed-door appearance before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and lawyers present for the Republican committee members gave diametrically different accounts of what Whitaker admitted to. According to a Wednesday Politico report, Nadler said that Whitaker would not deny if he’d had any communication with President Donald Trump about the scope of the investigation into Michael Cohen and “personnel deci...
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Nadler: Whitaker & Trump may have discussed Cohen

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler said that during a private meeting on Capitol Hill, former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker "did not deny" speaking with President Donald Trump about Michael Cohen's legal troubles. (March 14)            [Author: AP]
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After Closed Meeting, Nadler Makes New Claims About Whitaker’s DOJ Conduct

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) revealed Wednesday new allegations of former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s conduct while leading the Justice Department — allegations that Nadler described as the main “takeaways” from the committee’s closed door meeting with Whitaker. Nadler said that Whitaker was “directly involved in conversations about whether to fire one or more U.S. attorneys.” The committee chairman also said that Whittaker “was involved in conversation a...
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Whitaker returning to Capitol Hill to clarify testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to clarify his testimony on his communications with President Donald Trump and other matters. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said after Whitaker’s public testimony in February that his answers were “unsatisfactory, incomplete or contradicted by other evidence.” In […]
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Whitaker Will Meet With House Judiciary Again To Clarify Testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will meet behind closed doors with leaders of the House Judiciary Committee to clarify testimony he gave last month. That’s according to a committee aide who requested anonymity to discuss the closed meeting. Whitaker will meet Wednesday with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and the committee’s top Republican, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins. The committee reached an agreement with the Justice Department last month fo...
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Matthew Whitaker to meet with committee leaders about past testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will meet behind closed doors with leaders of the House Judiciary Committee to clarify testimony he gave last month. That’s according to a committee aide who requested anonymity to discuss the closed meeting. Whitaker will meet Wednesday with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and the […]
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Whitaker to meet with committee leaders about past testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will meet behind closed doors with leaders of the House Judiciary Committee to clarify testimony he gave last month. That’s according to a committee aide who requested anonymity to discuss the closed meeting. Whitaker will meet Wednesday with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and the […]
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18 Composers Receive 2019 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards

The ASCAP Foundation has announced the 18 recipients and 4 honorable mentions of the 2019 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 11 to 29 and hail from five continents. They were selected through a juried national competition; the ASCAP composer/judges for the 2019 competition were: Fabian Almazan, Erica Lindsay, and Nate Smith. The 14 winners of the 2019 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award… Top row (left to right): Eri Chichibu, ...
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Despite DOJ Denials, Sessions Wrote Letter Ordering Review Of Clinton Probe

Matthew Whitaker, then-chief of staff to ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, delivered a written directive from Sessions to a federal prosecutor asking for a review of a past probe into the Clinton Foundation, contradicting denials from the DOJ that no such written documentation existed, according to the Daily Beast. The watchdog group American Oversight released a letter Friday that it received via a Freedom of Information Act request that shows that the Justice Department was incorrect when ...
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FPC, FPF Announce Expedited Appeal in Bumpstock Ban Cases

FPC, FPF Announce Expedited Appeal in Bumpstock Ban Cases WASHINGTON, D.C. —-(Ammoland.com)- Today, attorneys for Firearms Policy Coalition and Firearms Policy Foundation filed opening briefs in their consolidated appeals with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the ongoing federal litigation challenging the confiscatory “bump-stock” ban rulemaking by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Copies of the briefs and related filings are available at BumpStockCase...
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An Extremely Comprehensive Guide To House Judiciary’s Investigation

House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler issued a bevy of requests for documents to 81 Trump-affiliated people, corporations and institutions today, revealing an investigation that has the potential to be both wide-ranging and to delve deep into allegations of corruption in President Trump’s administration and his presidential campaign. When taken together, the separate areas of inquiry portray a range of wrongdoing that’s breathtaking in its scope. The requests were backed by the threat ...
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Matt Whitaker Has Left The Justice Department

Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has left the Justice Department, a spokesperson confirmed Monday, and his last day was Saturday. The departure was first reported by the Los Angeles Times’ Del Quentin Wilber, who said Whitaker’s next move had not yet been settled. Some DOJ News: Matthew Whitaker, former acting attorney general, has left the department. His last day was Saturday. He has not yet solidified plans on his next steps, according to Justice Department officials. — Del Qu...
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Ex-acting AG Matthew Whitaker leaves Justice Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has left the Justice Department. Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec says Whitaker’s last day was Saturday. Whitaker was replaced last month when William Barr was confirmed as attorney general. He became a counselor in the associate attorney general’s office. Whitaker was elevated to acting attorney general […]
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Judge Smacks Down Roger Stone’s CNN Conspiracy Theory

A D.C. federal judge rejected a motion Wednesday from GOP operative Roger Stone claiming that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team tipped off CNN before his Jan. 25 morning arrest. Stone had petitioned Judge Amy Berman Jackson to hold a hearing demanding that prosecutors “show cause” for why they were not in contempt of court for allegedly leaking a copy of the indictment to the press. A CNN news crew captured Stone’s arrest on video, after having a team stake out the spin artist’s Florida h...
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Whitaker Will Return To Congress To ‘Clarify’ Testimony

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) confirmed Tuesday that former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will return to Congress to “clarify” his testimony after a contentious hearing during which Whitaker refused to engage in many lines of questioning. I want to thank Mr. Whitaker for volunteering to meet with us to clarify his ⁦@HouseJudiciary⁩ testimony, and I look forward to working with Ranking Member ⁦@RepDougCollins⁩ to schedule that meeting in the coming days. https...
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Whitaker to return to House to clarify public testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will return to Capitol Hill to clarify testimony he gave earlier this month. Rep. Jerrold Nadler said Tuesday that Whitaker voluntarily agreed to come back to speak with the committee. The Justice Department says Whitaker will appear behind […]
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Key Antitrust Lawmaker Sees ‘Reawakening’ in Congress to Perils of Big Tech

WASHINGTON — Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), the new chair of the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, is among a number of key congressional Democrats, now empowered with a majority, likely to be a thorn in the side of the Trump administration. At a hearing earlier this month, he grilled then-Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker over a […]
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Appeal Filed after Trump-Appointed Judge Rules for Administration’s Bump Stock Ban

Judge Friedrich just increased the likelihood that this is what gun owners who voted for Donald Trump will soon be faced with if they do not abandon their principles and surrender or destroy property they obtained in good faith after the government had determined it was lawful to own. (ATF Facebook photo) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A Notice of Appeal requesting was filed Monday by attorneys Stephen D. Stemboulieh and  Alan Alexander Beck with the United States Court of Appeals for the District...
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House Dems Vote To Subpoena Trump Admin Officials Over Family Separations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Tuesday to subpoena Trump administration officials over family separations at the southern border, the first issued in the new Congress as Democrats have promised to hold the administration aggressively to count. The decision by the Oversight Committee will compel the heads of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to deliver documents. The committee’s chairman, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, has pledged to press the adm...
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House Dems Voting To Approve Subpoenas Over Family Separation Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are laying the groundwork to subpoena Trump administration officials over family separations at the southern border. The Oversight Committee will vote Tuesday on whether to approve subpoenas to the heads of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services. With Democrats as a majority, the authorization is expected, but it’s still not clear whether the subpoenas will actually be served. If they are, they would be some of the first issued...
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Trump to let new attorney general decide what to release from Mueller report

The White House says President Donald Trump will let his new attorney general decide whether to release the findings of the special counsel’s Russia investigation to the public. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump was “following the proper process” by putting the decision to William Barr. But she stressed that the White House was not concerned about the findings. Sanders said Trump was president because he was the “better candidate,” adding that “he didn’t need to, nor did he collud...
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After Whitaker Squabble, Nadler Says More DOJ Subpoenas Might Be Necessary

Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is not going to let his executive privilege tussle with former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker go. Nadler on Friday sent the White House and Attorney General Bill Barr a letter addressing claims made by the Justice Department about invoking executive privilege, a legal protection that allows conversations the President has with advisors to stay confidential. The letter is the latest missive in a weeks-long squabble over the committee’s demands that Whitak...
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Trump's steps to upend Russia inquiry are unprecedented: 'Even Nixon wasn’t like him'

Democrats have compared the president’s fixation on the federal inquiry to Watergate, but legal experts say it’s worse than thatIt was yet another bombshell report for a president already ensnared in multiple investigations against his campaign, administration and family members.This time it had to do with hush money paid to women to silence them from speaking about alleged affairs they had with Donald Trump. According to a New York Times report published this week, Trump asked Matthew Whitaker,...
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If this isn't obstruction of justice ...

This week's New York Times report that President Donald Trump asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to get US Attorney Geoffrey Berman to un-recuse himself and take charge of the Michael Cohen investigation evokes an old school, Nixonian attempt to obstruct justice.
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Opinion: If this isn't obstruction of justice ...

This week's New York Times report that President Donald Trump asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to get US Attorney Geoffrey Berman to un-recuse himself and take charge of the Michael Cohen investigation evokes an old school, Nixonian attempt to obstruct justice.
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Reporter: Trump's tweet is a lie

CNN's New Day talks to Maggie Haberman, one of the New York Times reporters who broke the story about the President's interactions with Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and officials concerning the investigations into the Trump White House.
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NYT: Trump asked Whitaker if he could put prosecutor in charge of Cohen probe

President Donald Trump asked then-acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker if a US attorney he appointed could oversee an investigation tied to himself after the US attorney in question had already recused himself from the probe, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
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