Rod Rosenstein

A Baltimore Detective Set to Testify Against His Own Department Was Gunned Down. So Police Barricaded the Community.

On Sunday, while the cordon was still in effect, David Rocah, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, released a statement …

Policing

Jared Kushner reportedly urged Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner urged him to fire former FBI Director James Comey during meetings with other top …

Ivanka Trump

Why did a DOJ official mysteriously resign before the Mueller charges?

A Democratic lawmaker wants to examine the abrupt resignation of a prominent Department of Justice official with connections to the special counsel’s …

Government

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Supervises Mueller Probe But He's Also A Witness

To the many mysteries swirling around the investigation of Russian election interference and the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, add this one: why Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein continues to supervise the investigation.<p>Rosenstein is the Justice Department official who pulled the …

News

Sessions directs feds to find ways to beef up background check system

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a comprehensive review of the national database that houses background checks.<p>"The recent shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas revealed that relevant information may not be getting reported to the NICS -- this is alarming and it is …

Gun Control

Inspector general should probe DOJ on Clinton and CNN

The inspector general for the Department of Justice should investigate whether the Trump administration is applying unethical or illegal political …

Government

Apple served with warrant for Texas mass killer’s iCloud data

Here we go again: another mass shooting, another killer’s iPhone that police can’t get into, and potentially another legal battle over Apple’s …

Privacy

Special counsel is focusing on James Comey's firing, but here's what we already know

ABC News reported this week that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has now told the Justice Department to turn over any emails and other …

Government

Trump's lawyers trying to contain his rage over Mueller

President Donald Trump’s legal team may be shielding the commander-in-chief when it comes to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe in an effort to …

Donald Trump

Mueller just requested new documents from the DOJ that could spell trouble for Trump

• <b>Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested documents from the DOJ related to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.</b>• <b><br>The documents could help Mueller determine whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice when he fired Comey in</b> …

Government

FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show

An FBI informant gathered extensive evidence during his six years undercover about a Russian plot to corner the American uranium market, ranging from …

Corruption

Is Robert Mueller Now Targeting Trump for Obstruction of Justice?

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office made a sweeping document request from the Justice Department regarding the investigation as to whether …

Government

Russia probe: Trump's tweets could be used against him, experts say

Russia probe: Trump's tweets could be evidence against him, legal experts say<p>Erin Kelly | USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON — President Trump's Twitter habit may become a legal liability for him, as his latest tweets about the Russia investigation could help build a potential case against him for obstruction of …

News (U.S.)

Study: How Sean Hannity is trying to discredit Mueller and the Russia probe

Fox News’ Sean Hannity has used his prime-time TV show as a platform to try to discredit both the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election …

Liberal View

Bureau of Prisons ending contracts with 16 halfway houses

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Bureau of Prisons is cutting off funding for halfway houses throughout the country, saving money the bureau says it needs at the expense of what reform advocates say are vital programs to help prisoners transition effectively and safely out of the corrections system.<p>Some 16 …

Justice

Trump Should Hire A Special Prosecutor To Probe the Medical Kidnapping of Justina Pelletier

<i>Justina Deserves To See Her Kidnappers Face Justice Before the Statue of Limitations Expires</i><p><i>During the #FreeJustina campaign, banners like this one</i> …

Conservative View

The Biggest Disappointment in Trump’s Presidency

In this first 300 days, President Trump has faced intense opposition from a variety of enemies. Of course, Democrats and the media have been opposed …

Conservative View

Is “Responsive Encryption” even a thing?

A great response to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s speech about encryption that is worth a read.<p>Rosenstein’s rhetoric about “responsible …

Encryption

Trump impeachment threat grows as obstruction of justice investigation deepens

President Donald Trump may have convinced himself that the investigation into his campaign’s alleged links to Russia is winding down, but evidence …

Robert Mueller

Prosecuting Terrorists in Civilian Courts Still Works

So why does Trump appear to favor military commissions?<p>On November 16, the defense rested in the trial of terrorism suspect, Abu Khattala, the alleged conspirator behind the 2014 attack in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other …

Donald Trump

President* Trump Hears Mueller Knocking

And he's doing whatever he can to not let him in.<p>Thought to begin the week: contra Jeff Flake, the Republican Party has been “the party of Donald Trump and Roy Moore” for at least two decades, it’s just been waiting for Donald Trump and Roy Moore to come along.<p>Over the weekend, the president* …

Ty Cobb

Jeff Sessions, the Jokester

Since taking office as Donald Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions hasn’t missed a chance to remind the public that the North Star of his …

Jeff Sessions

Mueller's investigation is madness: Dobbs

A few thoughts now on the confounding and oh so clever special counsel, Robert Mueller, and his six-month investigation.<p>Mueller's mandate when he was appointed back in May by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was a quote "full and thorough investigation of the Russian government's efforts to …

Robert Mueller

Kellyanne Conway changes her position on Roy Moore in favor of tax bill

Donald Trump

The 1 Group That Still Opposes Marijuana's Expansion

Hint: It's not Republicans.<p>When it comes to the fastest and most consistently growing industries in the United States, you'd have a hard time topping …

Cannabis

Dan Rodricks: 'What do we do to get our city back?'

Few things wound the soul of a city like the death of a public servant, a police officer or firefighter, and especially a police officer doing what …

Justice

Why Trump Lies

Trump may not own the media in this country, but he has been unnervingly successful in bending it to his will. Fox News, of course, willingly and …

Donald Trump

Deputy attorney general talks crime in Chicago, but leaves the Trumpisms in D.C.

He didn't bring the same fire as his bosses, but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein did carry the same message about Chicago and crime as he spoke Thursday night at the annual dinner of the Chicago Crime Commission.<p>“Chicago is one of America's great cities, but it has a serious crime problem,” …

News

I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn’t Have To

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) famously brought a chart to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this week. …

Government

Stephen Colbert Mocks Louie Gohmert’s Conspiracy Chart: ‘Let’s Play Candyland’

On Friday night, <b>Stephen Colbert</b> had some fun at the expense of Rep. <b>Louie Gohmert</b> (R-TX) for his conspiracy chart he displayed during the <b>Jeff Sessions</b> …

Fast & Furious