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Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in New … Continue reading Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

WASHINGTON | Whitaker remains at Justice Dept. but in different role

WASHINGTON (AP)  — Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker remains at the Justice Department, but in a very different role. Whitaker, who last week appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, now works as a senior counselor in the office of the associate attorney general. That office oversees the Justice Department’s civil litigation as well as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Whitaker remains at Justice Dept. but in different role

Fate of Mexican drug lord El Chapo now rests with US jury

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly three months of testimony about a vast drug-smuggling conspiracy steeped in violence, a jury began deliberations Monday at the U.S. trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The day ended without jurors reaching a verdict for Guzman, who faces life in prison if convicted. They … Continue reading Fate of Mexican drug lord El Chapo now rests with US jury

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court stays out of dispute over Whitaker appointment

WASHINGTON—Jan 14, 2019— The Supreme Court is refusing to be drawn into a dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the acting U.S. attorney general. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal in a case dealing with gun rights that also included a challenge to President Donald Trump’s appointment of Whitaker to temporarily lead … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court stays out of dispute over Whitaker appointment

St. Louis News: James Clark of Better Family Life of the Eastern District of Missouri

James Clark to Receive Project Safe Neighborhood Award St. Louis, MO — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced today that 16 awards will be given during the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Conference, including one recipient in the Eastern District of Missouri, will receive a Project Safe Neighborhoods Award.  These awards recognize individuals and … Continue reading St. Louis News: James Clark of Better Family Life of the Eastern District of Missouri

Department of Justice News: Acting Attorney General Whitaker Statement on the 25th Anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

WASHINGTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Friday released the following statement: “Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), an important law protecting one of our most fundamental freedoms.  RFRA was approved by Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support, passing the House unanimously and approved 97 to 3 in the Senate, … Continue reading Department of Justice News: Acting Attorney General Whitaker Statement on the 25th Anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

WASHINGTON | Trump uses derisive nickname for Rep. Adam Schiff in tweet

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is name-calling Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for saying Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general is unconstitutional. Trump says Schiff shouldn’t complain that Whitaker wasn’t confirmed by the Senate because neither was special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s investigating 2016 election interference and possible ties between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. The Justice … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump uses derisive nickname for Rep. Adam Schiff in tweet

WASHINGTON News: Wisconsin Man, Chadwick Grubbs Pleads Guilty to Threatening Jewish Community Center

WASHINGTON – Chadwick Grubbs, who is currently in state custody on separate cases, pleaded guilty today to federal charges related to threatening letters he wrote on three separate dates in May to the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Whitefish Bay. Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division, … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Wisconsin Man, Chadwick Grubbs Pleads Guilty to Threatening Jewish Community Center

WASHINGTON | Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

WASHINGTON— Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. A draft filing obtained by The Associated Press argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (ROH’-zen-styn). Whitaker was appointed Nov. 7 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

WASHINGTON  | Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump

WASHINGTON  — At week’s end, Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appeared uncertain at best as President Donald Trump denied even knowing the man he had named acting attorney general just two days earlier. The Senate’s top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who is now … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Acting AG Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump

WASHINGTON | Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump as acting AG

WASHINGTON — At week’s end, Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appeared uncertain at best as President Donald Trump denied even knowing the man he had named acting attorney general just two days earlier. The Senate’s top Republican predicted a permanent replacement could be named soon for Whitaker, who is now … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Whitaker gets cool reception from Trump as acting AG

WASHINGTON | Trump on new acting AG: “I don’t know Matt Whitaker”

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is moving to distance himself from Matthew Whitaker as he faces criticism over his choice for acting attorney general. Trump told reporters Friday “I don’t know Matt Whitaker” and said he didn’t speak with Whitaker about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Whitaker has made public comments critical of Mueller’s investigation, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump on new acting AG: “I don’t know Matt Whitaker”

WASHINGTON | White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

WASHINGTON  — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump’s advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who’s been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report. Trump … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH says Sessions exit not constitutional crisis

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions‘ departure as attorney general (all times local): 10:05 a.m. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says the exit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is “not a constitutional crisis.” Sessions’ former chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, is now acting attorney general and has authority to oversee the remainder of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH says Sessions exit not constitutional crisis

WASHINGTON | With new Justice official, fate of Russia probe in question

WASHINGTON— 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 remainder of the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The move Wednesday has potentially ominous implications for special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | With new Justice official, fate of Russia probe in question

WASHINGTON | Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday 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 remainder of the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The move has potentially ominous implications for special counsel … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump