AG nominee Barr backs Trump on border wall, but parts with president on Russia probe questions

Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on nomination of William Barr President Trump’s nominee for attorney general William Barr told senators during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he supports the president’s call for new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, while departing from the president’s public stances on the Russia probe. Asked about the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, Barr said, "I would […]

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AG nominee Barr says it’s ‘vitally important’ Mueller finish investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press on Monday. “I believe it is in the best interest of everyone — the President, Congress, and, most […]

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U.S.-China trade talks continue for a second day, few details: source

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and China extended trade talks late into a second day in Beijing on Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the meetings said, as the world’s two largest economies looked to resolve a bitter trade dispute. The source confirmed to Reuters that the talks were “ongoing,” but few other details had emerged. U.S. President Donald […]

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Hans von Spakovsky: Acting AG Matt Whitaker has no conflict of interest and no reason to recuse himself

Has Whitaker disqualified himself from overseeing Mueller? Debate over acting attorney general pick’s past remarks on the Russia probe. Under the ethics regulations that apply to Justice Department lawyers, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has no conflict of interest. Hence, he has no ethical or legal obligation to recuse himself from supervising Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  The demands that he do […]

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Federal appeals court rules against Trump administration on DACA

Judge orders that the DACA program be restarted Analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel. A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled against the Trump administration Thursday, saying the government cannot immediately end the DACA program that gives young undocumented immigrants a chance to continue living and working in the U.S. without the threat of deportation. The administration had […]

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AG races could swell army of lawyers suing Trump, as Dems vow to ‘take on’ president

Florida AG candidate Sean Shaw, left, and Michigan AG candidate Dana Nessel, right, are among the Democratic candidates vying for the chance to engage in legal battle with President Trump.  (AP/Shaw campaign/Nessel campaign) Democrats don’t have to win control of either chamber of Congress to jam the Trump administration’s agenda and flood the zone with investigations. The state attorneys general […]

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