Yates had played a key role in the investigation of Michael Flynn’s discussion of sanctions with the Russian ambassador before Trump became president, according to the article. The retired general briefly served as Trump’s national security adviser. … [Read more...] about DOJ cited privilege in seeking to block Russia testimony by former acting attorney general
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The notes, turned over by former acting attorney general Dana Boente, could be evidence in an investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, unnamed sources tell the Washington Post. Boente is now general counsel at the FBI. The notes were first disclosed on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show. … [Read more...] about Acting attorney general who replaced Yates reportedly turned over notes to special counsel
The son of faculty members at Columbia University, Barr was born and raised in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in government, and then a master’s degree in government and Chinese studies, from Columbia in 1971 and 1973. He worked at the CIA from 1973 to 1977 while attending George Washington University’s law school at night. After receiving his JD, he clerked for Judge Malcolm Wilkey of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and practiced law at Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbidge, now known as Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. … [Read more...] about Trump to nominate former Attorney General William Barr to succeed Sessions
With this statement, Sally Yates declared herself the arbiter of not just what is right vs. wrong, but what is constitutional vs. unconstitutional. The latter part being in direct conflict with her role in the Executive Branch, which is to enforce the laws. In other words, Yates seemed to forget our founders gave us three co-equal branches of government. It is the Judicial Branch, not the Executive Branch that decides what is constitutional. … [Read more...] about FLASHBACK: Sen. Sessions Asks Sally Yates If Attorney General Should Resist President’s Unlawful Policies
Prior to joining the DOJ, he served as a law clerk to Chief U.S. District Judge J. Waldo Ackerman for the Central District of Illinois in 1982. In 1984, he started at DOJ as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program, becoming a AUSA in the Tax Division’s Criminal Section. In 2001 he became an AUSA in the Fraud Unit in the Eastern District of VA. He briefly left the EDVA only to return two years later as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney in 2007 and then served as the US Attorney for EDVA from 2008-09. In 2012, then-AG Eric Holder appointed him US Attorney of the Eastern District of Louisiana. He retuned to the EDVA in 2013 to fill a vacancy until he officially was approved by the Senate in Dec. 2015. … [Read more...] about Who is New Acting Attorney General Dana Boente?