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Trump asked Australia for help discrediting Russia probe

Oct 01, 2019 - 7:08 AM

(UPDATED) An Australian government spokesperson confirms President Donald Trump asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to investigate issues raised in Robert Mueller's probe

US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller Report at the Department of Justice April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. - The Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election concluded that neither President Donald Trump nor his campaign cooperated with the Russians, Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday. "The special counsel's report states that his investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities," he said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Key findings of the Mueller report

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:22 AM

Here are the main findings of the two-year investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller into allegations that the US president colluded with Russia in the 2016 election

SUBMITTED. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Ann Mueller walk on March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

Trump names ex-Bush official William Barr as new attorney general

Dec 08, 2018 - 1:05 AM

(UPDATED) William Barr would succeed Jeff Sessions, whom Trump forced to resign last month amid rising pressure on the White House from the Russia collusion investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, December 7, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump mocks Attorney General Sessions viciously, again

Aug 24, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Trump quoted from a statement Sessions issued Thursday in what was seen as a veiled jab at Trump, who has made the Department of Justice head his punching bag for recusing himself from the Russia election meddling probe.

CLASH. This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump alongside US Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Sessions was sworn in as Attorney General in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. attorney general cites Bible to defend family separations

Jun 15, 2018 - 7:55 PM

President Donald Trump's administration backs separating immigrant children from their parents, but some Republican lawmakers are growing uneasy about such border security rules implemented to deter other migrants

INHUMAN. A Mission Police Dept. officer (left), and a U.S. Border Patrol agent watch over a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Jeff Sessions confirmed as U.S. attorney general

Feb 09, 2017 - 9:07 AM

UPDATED Jeff Sessions widely seen as an inspiration for President Donald Trump s anti immigration policies is just the 6th of 15 cabinet members to be confirmed

CONFIRMED. In this file photo, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) walks away from a Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee hearing on Capitol Hill, January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump fires top U.S. gov't lawyer over travel ban defiance

Jan 31, 2017 - 10:41 AM

5th UPDATE Sally Q Yates refused to mount a legal defense of Trump s ban on immigration from 7 Muslim nations

FIRED. In this file photo, then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice on June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Pete Marovich/Getty Images/AFP

First female US attorney general Janet Reno dies

Nov 07, 2016 - 6:39 PM

UPDATED Reno who had been suffering from Parkinson s disease is known as the top US law enforcement officer throughout Clinton s 1993 2001 presidency

JANET RENO. Former US Attorney General Janet Reno testifies before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States 13 April, 2004 on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. File photo by Tim Sloan/ AFP

Loretta Lynch: 1st black woman named US attorney general

Apr 24, 2015 - 3:57 AM

She takes over from outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder whom Republicans had criticized as being a rubber stamp for Obama s policies

HISTORIC. Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch testifies at her Senate Judiciary Committee nomination hearing to be the next US attorney general. She is the first black woman to take the position. Photo by EPA

US gov't to expand recognition of gay marriage

Feb 09, 2014 - 8:06 AM

UPDATED US Attorney General Eric Holder will expand government recognition of same sex marriages in all federal courtrooms and prisons

NEW RULES. US Attorney General Eric Holder is pictured at the Department of Justice in Washington DC, USA, in this file photo taken 28 May 2013. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA