Trump might have obstructed justice, if Comey’s allegation is true

Former FBI director James B. Comey’s allegation that President Trump pressed him to shut down the bureau’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn provides the strongest support yet for a criminal obstruction-of-justice case against Trump, legal analysts say, though even more evidence would probably be required to warrant action. Comey wrote in a memo that Trump asked him […]

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Those waiting to enter the U.S. get crash course in American politics, justice

Syrian refugees across the Middle East have felt something akin to legal whiplash these past few weeks. As news broke Friday that the suspension of President Trump’s immigration ban had been sustained by a federal appeals court, that sensation was melting into one of relief. Trump’s Jan. 27 order, which temporarily barred travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees, had blindsided […]

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Rand Paul: ‘Fight for justice now’ on unfair sentencing

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that “we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems.” The Republican from Kentucky described the measure Friday in a speech to the National Urban League. It’s part of his aggressive outreach effort to African-Americans and other voting groups who don’t […]

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Justice won’t probe CIA, Senate spying allegations

The Justice Department has decided it won’t referee charges — and countercharges — of spying between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee. The CIA’s general counsel and inspector general each made criminal referrals to the Justice Department seeking an investigation of whether Senate staffers obtained unauthorized access to classified documents related to the agency’s now-defunct post-9/11 interrogation program. Soon […]

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Justice Considers Probe of Senate Staffers in Dispute Over Torture Report

A long-running fight over George W. Bush’s interrogation program has boiled over between the CIA and its overseers on Capitol Hill, as the Justice Department is asked to investigate whether Senate staffers took documents from a CIA computer system at a joint-run facility Correction Appended March 6, 2014, 8:20 p.m. The Justice Department has been asked to investigate whether Senate […]

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President Obama to Meet Pope Francis

The White House confirmed Tuesday that President Obama will meet with Pope Francis for the first time in late March. “The President looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality,” the White House said in a statement. Obama will arrive in the Vatican on March 27, after visiting the Netherlands March 24 […]

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Can Bruce Willis leave his iTunes music to his kids?

Bruce Willis has vanquished terrorists, basement rapists and the defenses of Cybill Shepherd. But in his three decades in Hollywood he may not have faced as daunting an opponent as Apple. According to an unconfirmed report in a British publication, Willis wants to bequeath his extensive iTunes music collection to his daughters — something that’s not permitted under the current […]

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