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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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Booker: Sessions won’t seek justice for all

WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., testified Wednesday that Jeff Sessions is the wrong man to lead the Department of Justice, saying the Republican Alabama senator’s lengthy record in Congress exposed views that are inconsistent with the venerated job he ...

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