• Capitol Riot June 23, 2022 5:41 am

    Thursday's Jan. 6 Hearing to Focus on Trump's Pressure on DOJ to Overturn Election

    The Jan. 6 committee will hear from former Justice Department officials who faced down a relentless pressure campaign from Donald Trump over the 2020 presidential election results while suppressing a bizarre challenge from within their own ranks.

  • US Capitol Riot May 12, 2021 12:53 pm

    Hearing on Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Exposes Stark Partisan Divisions

    Republicans sought to shift the narrative on the violent Jan. 6 insurrection during a congressional hearing Wednesday, with some painting the Trump supporters who stormed the building as patriots who have been unfairly harassed, as Democrats clashed with the former Pentagon chief while drilling into the government’s unprepared response.

  • Donald Trump September 25, 2019 5:21 pm

    Barr in Familiar Role, Thrust by Trump Into Political Fray

    In offering Ukraine’s president the help of Attorney General William Barr in investigating rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump is once again inserting the nation’s top law enforcement officer in a political fray. It’s a role Barr has embraced since taking command of the Justice Department in February, most notably by casting special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia...

  • Donald Trump July 15, 2019 3:36 pm

    Harris Blasts Epstein's Law Firm, Takes Money From Its Attorneys

    Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused of sexual abuse, “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.” Yet the same...

  • Donald Trump April 30, 2019 7:22 am

    Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Submits Letter of Resignation to Trump

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday after a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. His last day will be May 11, ending a tumultuous relationship with Trump and a tenure that involved some of the most consequential, even chaotic, moments of the president’s...

  • Donald Trump February 20, 2019 6:45 am

    Trump Chooses Jeffrey Rosen for Deputy Attorney General

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Transportation Department’s chief operating officer and is in charge of implementing the department’s safety and technological priorities. He rejoined DOT in 2017 after...

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 1:15 pm

    Trump's Deregulation Drive Weakens Safety Rules: Analysis

    An Associated Press review of the Department of Transportation’s rulemaking activities in Trump’s first year in office shows at least a dozen safety rules that were under development or already adopted have been repealed, withdrawn, delayed or put on the back burner. In most cases, those rules are opposed by powerful industries. And the political appointees running the agencies that...

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