Broadcasting the decision, President Trump tweeted on Wednesday: “We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well (sic). … [Read more...] about US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns At President Trump’s Request; Matthew Whitaker Appointed Acting Attorney General
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Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Express Donald Trump says he will nominate former reporter to UN role Donald Trump launches Twitter tirade at special counsel Robert Mueller Texas bids farewell to former president George HW Bush George HW Bush arrives home for Texas burial … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to nominate former George HW Bush aide as attorney general
The special counsel’s report is nearly 400 pages long, not including tables and appendices, Barr said in his March 29 letter. “Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own. I do not believe it would be in the public’s interest for me to attempt to summarize the full report or to release it in serial or piecemeal fashion.” … [Read more...] about Barr plans to release redacted Mueller report by mid-April; will Trump get privilege review?
WASHINGTON -- Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election identified 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Mueller said in his report that he could not conclusively determine that Trump had committed a crime or that he hadn't. READ THE FULL REPORT HERE. A look at the 10 instances: PRESSURE ON COMEY TO END PROBE OF MICHAEL FLYNN This includes the president's statement to then-FBI Director James Comey regarding the investigation of then-national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump told Comey: "I hope you can see your way to letting this go." PRESIDENT'S REACTION TO THE CONTINUING RUSSIA INVESTIGATION Among the evidence is the president telling then-White House counsel Don McGahn to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation and Trump's subsequent anger at Sessions. Trump also contacted Comey and other intelligence agency leaders to ask them to … [Read more...] about Mueller report release: The 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice
Barr said special counsel Mueller's report recounts 10 episodes involving the president that were investigated as potential acts of criminal obstruction of justice. Barr added Mueller did not reach a "prosecutorial judgment" and that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded the evidence was not sufficient to establish the president committed an offense. Lawyers for President Donald Trump reviewed the final redacted version of the report before its public release, Barr said. He said Trump's personal attorneys requested and were granted access to the report "earlier this week" but that they "were not permitted to make, and did not request, any redactions." The news conference, first announced by Trump during a radio interview, provoked immediate criticism from congressional Democrats. We cannot take Attorney General Barr's word for it. We must read the full Mueller report, and the underlying evidence. This is about transparency and ensuring accountability. … [Read more...] about Mueller Report Release: Redacted version made public