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William Barr is top contender for attorney general

WASHINGTON – Former attorney general William Barr is President Donald Trump’s leading candidate to be nominated to lead the Justice Department, according to people familiar with the deliberations – a choice that could be announced in coming days as the ...

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Analysis: Special prosecutors create as much controversy as they resolve

Lots of investigations, lots of questionable results. That, in a nutshell, sums up the more than 40-year history of the role of special prosecutors, the outside lawyers the U.S. government has on occasion tapped to investigate wrongdoing by one of ...

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Sessions sticks to Justice Department basics amid Russia uproar

A week into his tenure as U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions is going about the business of establishing his conservative agenda at the Justice Department — and keeping his distance from the political storms closing in. The former Republican senator ...

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Jeff Sessions approved by Judiciary Committee after another bitter hearing

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 11-9 to advance the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as attorney general. He is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate by the end of the week. Republicans, who ...

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