Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump gives a 'thumbs-up' as he prepares to board Air Force One, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
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April 19, 2019 - 11:43 am
By Nancy Benac, Chad Day, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as "a good day," President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration...
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Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe said that he directed the bureau in 2017 to probe whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice in order to preserve ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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February 14, 2019 - 8:49 am
By Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) -- Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said he ordered an investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice as a way to preserve ongoing inquiries into Russian election meddling in case there was an effort to terminate them. "I wanted to make sure...
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Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
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January 15, 2019 - 11:34 am
UPDATED: 9.17 p.m. ___ By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the...
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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, left, walks with Attorney General nominee William Barr after their meeting on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Washington.
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January 15, 2019 - 7:08 am
By Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee will have to navigate his confirmation hearing skillfully, emphasizing his support for President Donald Trump's policies while assuring Democrats he will act independently and...
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Matthew Whitaker
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December 20, 2018 - 1:31 pm
By Laura Jarrett (CNN) -- Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker disregarded the advice of a Justice Department ethics official to step aside from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, according to a senior department official close to the process. Whitaker, who has...
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Hillary Clinton
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November 20, 2018 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told his counsel's office last spring that he wanted to prosecute political adversaries Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, an idea that prompted White House lawyers to prepare a memo warning of consequences ranging up to possible...
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker gestures after speaking at the Dept. of Justice's Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington.
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November 19, 2018 - 10:59 am
By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him. The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of...
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Center City Protest
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Andrew Kramer
November 08, 2018 - 10:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Philadelphia's Thomas Paine Plaza was packed with hundreds of anti-Trump protesters Thursday night, who were concerned over the future of the Robert Mueller Russia investigation now that Jeff Sessions is no longer Attorney General. "Having the president fire Jeff...
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Chris Christie pauses during a Town Hall meeting at Gilchrist Metal Company during his 2016 presidential campaign.
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November 08, 2018 - 10:20 am
By Jeremy Diamond and Sarah Westwood, CNN (CNN) -- President Donald Trump is considering former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to replace fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sources familiar with the matter said. Trump fired Sessions on Wednesday without...
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In this April 24, 2014, file photo, then-Iowa Republican senatorial candidate and former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker watches before a live televised debate in Johnston, Iowa.
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November 08, 2018 - 7:39 am
By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the...
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