The special counsel scrutinizing the Russia inquiry, a Trump-era leftover, appears to be retreading ground that an inspector general explored in 2019.
John H. Durham will remain as special counsel even as the Biden administration requests a mass resignation of U.S. attorneys. The prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden’s taxes will also remain.
A judge rebuffed a request by prosecutors to impose a prison sentence on Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted doctoring an email used to help authorize a wiretap on a former Trump campaign aide.
In an interview with a Wall Street Journal columnist, the attorney general defended his legacy and criticized the special counsel’s investigation.
There is no reason for the outgoing attorney general to appoint his preferred prosecutor for the continuing Trump-Russia inquiry.
The move would leave the investigation into the Trump-Russia inquiry open when the Biden administration takes over.
The attorney general’s comments were a rebuke of the president’s increasingly spurious claims about election fraud.
The finding delivers a blow to President Trump’s push to validate the notion of a “deep state” plot to undermine him.
The secretary of state said he would make Hillary Clinton’s emails public, handing the president a weapon to attack his political foes as the attorney general resisted his overtures to prosecute them.
The revelation that the former C.I.A. director sided with analysts over senior officers, contained in his new book, has been a focus of the Justice Department review of the Russia inquiry.
John Durham’s team has sought information about the F.B.I.’s handling of the Clinton Foundation investigation, raising questions about the scope of the prosecutor’s review.
When civil servants resign, skeptics often ask what difference one person really can make by leaving. The answer is: a lot.
The resignation came amid increasing expectations that the department may disclose partial results from the review before it is completed but ahead of the presidential election.
John O. Brennan is a witness, not a target, in the inquiry being led by John H. Durham, a U.S. attorney, but the C.I.A. under Barack Obama could be subject to further criticism by the Trump administration.
Prosecutors are not expected to reveal any evidence of a broad anti-Trump conspiracy among law enforcement officials.
Two investigations appear to be potential fodder for pre-election political machinations.
The attorney general heads to Capitol Hill this morning to testify for the first time more than a year.
The Justice Department’s move was the latest example of the attorney general’s effort to chisel away at the special counsel investigation and emphasize an alternate narrative.
The attorney general has suggested that the Justice Department review of the Russia investigation has uncovered “troubling” findings without going into details.
A judge’s criticism cast light on the first in a series of steps by the attorney general to take aim at the Russia investigation.