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Federal Law Enforcement

A Test of Character at the Justice Department

As was long anticipated, President Trump this week sacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and designated Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Others have debated the legality of Whitaker’s designation, and whether he is disqualified from supervising Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. But apart from legality, the present circumstances pose a crucial test of character for Whitaker and others.

Federal Law Enforcement

Jeff Sessions’s Firing, Matthew Whitaker’s Rise and the Attorney General’s Role In the Mueller Investigation

The acting attorney general’s past statements about the Russia probe raise genuine concerns about his service overseeing it.

The Russia Connection

Watch Live: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

This morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning Justice Department oversight. This will be his first time appearing before the committee since his confirmation hearing in January. See here for the ten questions Matthew Miller suggests the Senate Judiciary Committee should ask Sessions.

FISA Reform

Coats and Sessions Call for Reauthorization of FISA Title VII Without Sunset

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats sent a letter to the congressional leadership on Monday calling for a reauthorization of FISA Title VII, including Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. Among their comments, they request reauthorization "without amendment beyond removing the sunset provision, to avoid any interruption in our use of these authorities to protect the American people." The full letter is included below.

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