President Donald Trump unsuccessfully sought to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign aided Russian meddling efforts in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced late Wednesday night that the panel and the Justice Department had reached a deal to gain access to all the documents and witnesses related to the Russia investigation it has been seeking for months.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate “certain issues” Republicans have raised in recent weeks, including a Russian bribery scheme and whether donations to the Clinton Foundation influenced the sale of Uranium One.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced indictments of two Chinese nationals and their North American counterparts on Tuesday, charging them with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and fentanyl analogs in the United States.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein warned Monday that strong encryption built into handheld devices is preventing law enforcement agencies from protecting Americans from criminals and terrorists.
Chuck Rosenberg, the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, will resign his office at the end of the week, having become “disillusioned” with President Donald Trump.