Politics
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Barr defends Mueller report decisions

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/01/19, 12:35 pm

WASHINGTON—Attorney General William Barr appeared Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he defended his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russian investigation. Democratic lawmakers have criticized Barr’s handling of the report, including his decision to redact portions and to hold a news conference describing the report before releasing it publicly.

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Trump sues banks to block subpoenas

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/30/19, 12:03 pm

President Donald Trump and his family filed suit on Monday against Deutsche Bank and Capital One to stop the organizations from complying with congressional subpoenas demanding the president’s financial records by May 6. The House Intelligence and Financial Services committees sent subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One seeking 10 years of Trump’s banking and financial records. The committees said they want to examine the records for the possibility of foreign influence or illicit conduct.

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Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein resigns

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/30/19, 11:07 am

WASHINGTON—Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a crucial figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, submitted his resignation letter Monday and plans to leave the Department of Justice on May 11. President Donald Trump has nominated Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to replace him.

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