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Rosenstein Says He Wouldn’t Approve Russia Warrant Now

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told lawmakers Wednesday that he would not have approved an FBI surveillance application for a former Trump campaign aide during the Russia investigation had…

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Washington Mayor Mulls Legal Challenge to Trump

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser says her administration is preparing for a potential legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s authority over security operations in the District of Columbia. Trump directed what…

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Esper Opposes Deploying Troops to Quell Protests

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest for now, despite President Donald Trump’s…

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Nadler Seeks to Punish Barr for Not Testifying

The House Judiciary Committee squared off against Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday to counter what Democrats say is continued defiance of Congress for refusing to testify at a Justice…

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Lawmakers Look at Military Gear Transfers to Police

The eruptions of violence at protests of police brutality in recent days have rekindled congressional efforts to end the practice of giving surplus military gear to law enforcement agencies. The…

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Pompeo Warns of Pushback Against ICC

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that an administration-wide pushback against the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has been threatening legal action against the American and Israeli militaries,…

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White House Pondered Taking Control of DC Police

The Trump administration floated the idea of taking over the police force in the nation’s capital after days of violent demonstrations that led to fires and vandalism. Officials with the…

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