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President Trump's recent expressions of his lack of confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions are further evidence of the White House's disregard for the independence of the Justice Department.
Former FBI Director James Comey's concerns about inappropriate White House contacts with the Department of Justice emphasize the importance of policies limiting these interactions to protecting our constitutional democracy.
Charley Snyder and Michael Sulmeyer analyze the recent indictment of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers.
Given the alleged conduct of Trump’s political aide, must Sessions do something about the guidelines presently in force?
According to a White House press release, President Trump will nominate Rod Rosenstein (U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland) as Deputy Attorney General, Rachel Brand (Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and former Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy) as Associate Attorney General, and Steven Engel (former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel) as Assistant Attorney General. The press release is available below.
Notwithstanding my sympathy for Yates’s moral and policy position, her action is simply not defensible and not in keeping with the traditions of the Justice Department.
DOJ is taking a "thoughtful look" at the legal remedies available to combat and prosecute domestic terrorism. But the right answer may be that the "material support" charges of international terrorism should apply to fewer people—not more.
Assistant Attorney General John Carlin speaks with Benjamin Wittes at the Atlantic Council.