MOVE OVER, MUELLER
New Trump Probe Looks a Lot Like a RICO Investigation
PAYING THE PRICE
Skadden Arps to Pay $4.6M for Manafort’s Ukraine Lobbying
Trump’s Attorney General Pick Sticks Up for Mueller
The Justice Department’s potential boss considers the special counsel a friend. But unlike Jeff Sessions, he won’t necessarily step aside if ethics officials tell him to do so.
THE NEW BOSS
Beyond Mueller: What to Watch for During Barr’s Confirmation
With a sitting president under investigation, it’s hard to remember the attorney general also has other jobs to do.
Trump’s AG Pick Sounds Like He Would Fire Mueller
Trump’s nominee made a case to the Justice Department that the president couldn’t have broken the law—and that the special counsel could be fired for looking into it.
Trump A.G. Pick Wanted Gov’t to ‘Restrain Sexual Immorality’
In 1995, he blamed ‘secular’ government for everything from rising crime to STDs and called for subsidizing religious schools to turn back ‘assault’ on ‘traditional values.’
MEET THE NEW BOSS
Trump’s AG Pick Said Hillary ‘Should Be Investigated’
William Barr has been attorney general once before, under President George H.W. Bush.
NOT HAVING IT
El Chapo Judge: Ignore Claim Mexico’s Presidents Were Bribed
Prosecutors successfully argued for the defense’s bombshell opening statement to be struck after the drug kingpin’s lawyer said he was set up by a conniving cartel leader.
Justice Department Memo Says Whitaker Appointment Is Legal
It implies a sitting president has vast authority to replace departed cabinet secretaries with very little say from Congress.