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Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Feb 16 2019

Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud. | Video

U.S. transport official is top candidate to replace Rosenstein: sources

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Transportation Department Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen is the leading candidate to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general to serve alongside new Attorney General William Barr, two administration officials told Reuters on Friday.

Senate inquiry to probe Russian agent's meetings with Treasury, Fed

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has launched an inquiry into meetings in 2015 between top Obama administration officials, a Russian central banker and Maria Butina, who has pleaded guilty to conspiring to work as a Russian agent to influence American foreign policy.

Senate confirms William Barr as U.S. attorney general

Feb 14 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate confirmed William Barr as attorney general on Thursday, installing a seasoned lawyer with decades of Washington experience to head the Justice Department and putting him in charge of overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-running probe of whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.

U.S. judge rules ex-Trump campaign chief breached plea deal

Feb 14 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office by lying to prosecutors about matters which are material to its Russia probe, a judge ruled on Wednesday. | Video

House Democrat questions accuracy of Whitaker's testimony

Feb 13 2019

WASHINGTON The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Wednesday accused acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker of giving incomplete and contradictory testimony when he appeared before the panel last week, and ordered him to clarify his answers.

Senate panel delays vote on nominee to lead immigration agency

Feb 13 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee postponed a vote on Wednesday on whether to approve Ronald Vitiello, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.

U.S. immigration officers' union opposes Trump pick to lead key agency

Feb 12 2019

WASHINGTON A union representing U.S. immigration and customs agents urged the Senate on Tuesday to block confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee to head the immigration enforcement agency, citing past racially tinged and controversial comments.

Acting U.S. attorney general snaps at Democrats over Russia probe

Feb 08 2019

WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker snapped back on Friday at newly emboldened Democrats in Congress who are pushing for information on the special counsel's Russia probe as they try to put President Donald Trump's administration under greater scrutiny. | Video

Acting U.S. attorney general will testify before House panel

Feb 08 2019

WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has agreed to testify on Friday before the House Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said on Thursday, after he threatened to not show up following the panel's warning that it could subpoena him. | Video

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