President-elect Donald Trump has offered Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.) the position of attorney general in his cabinet, CBS News reported Friday.
An election integrity group is asking the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to investigate and prosecute those involved in a violent mob attack that occurred in Chicago after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
The FBI wanted to pursue an investigation into the Clinton Foundation after obtaining secret recordings of a suspect discussing alleged deals brokered by the Clintons, but the bureau faced opposition from Justice Department prosecutors who brushed aside the comments as political gossip, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Peter Kadzik, the assistant attorney general of the U.S. Justice Department involved with the probe into Huma Abedin’s emails, previously made political donations to Hillary Clinton and also provided a contribution to the daughter of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, has a close personal relationship with a senior Justice Department official overseeing the investigation into Clinton’s private email server, hacked emails show.
FBI agents tried unsuccessfully to convince the Justice Department to investigate the Clinton Foundation earlier this year for giving donors special political access and favors.
Hillary Clinton on Saturday challenged FBI Director James Comey to provide a fuller explanation of investigative steps he is taking related to her use of a private email server, as the Democratic presidential candidate accused him of “deeply troubling” behavior 10 days before the U.S. elections.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is declining to comply with an investigation by leading members of Congress about the Obama administration’s secret efforts to send Iran $1.7 billion in cash earlier this year, prompting accusations that Lynch has “pleaded the Fifth” Amendment to avoid incriminating herself over these payments, according to lawmakers and communications exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.