These letters, sent by the Department of Justice to members of Congress expressing the department’s “views” on draft legislation, show that the Trump administration has been energetic in asserting exclusive presidential powers.
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It isn’t every day that the Department of Justice acknowledges formally that the president of the United States lied in a speech to Congress. But that’s how I read a letter I received a few days ago from the department.
The Trump White House's repeated efforts to interfere in law enforcement matters involving specific parties don't only breach longstanding democratic norms. They likely violate the Constitution as well.
The Justice Department is trying to compel DreamHost to turn over information on visitors to the website disruptj20.org—allegedly 1.3 million IP addresses and other information.
This morning at 10:00 ET Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify on the Justice Department's FY2018 budget request before the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the Senate Appropriations Committee. I predict there is roughly zero chance that he will be asked zero questions about the FBI's Russia probe.
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The ongoing DOJ IG investigation into Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz himself are about to assume center stage in the Comey firing drama.