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William Barr testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be attorney general of the United States on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2019.

Barr’s confirmation hearing just kicked off, and he’s already gone against Trump in big ways

Barr made it clear he does not agree with the president on array of issues, perhaps most notably special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Outgoing chief of staff John Kelly blamed Jeff Sessions for family separation policy in new interview

Outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly blamed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the separation of hundreds of migrant children from their families.
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A month after Sessions was fired, polls still suggest people want the Mueller probe protected

The national survey of Americans shows a different mood among the public compared to members of Congress.

Merriam-Webster’s 2018 word of the year has appeared in political headlines nonstop for months

People looked up "justice" 74% more than they did in 2017 as it was at the heart of many national conversations in 2018, the dictionary said.

Ryan Zinke is out — here are all the casualties of the Trump administration so far

From Nikki Haley and Rex Tillerson to Anthony Scaramucci and Reince Priebus, here's everyone who has left the Trump administration so far.

15 attorneys general join amicus brief opposing Matthew Whitaker as Acting US Attorney General

Matthew Whitaker is facing opposition on multiple sides because of his past statements and business affiliations.

Jeff Sessions says he doesn’t regret recusing himself, is confident Mueller probe conducted ‘appropriately and with justification’

Sessions told the WSJ he believes Mueller's Russia investigation will be conducted "appropriately and with justification."
Sen. Mitch McConnell on Friday said he does not believe special counsel Robert Mueller is threatened by the ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

McConnell rejects vote on bill to protect Mueller, says special counsel is ‘not under threat’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday suggested he would not allow a floor vote on legislation to protect the special counsel Robert Mueller.

Thousands of people rally in support of Mueller in nationwide demonstrations — here’s how it played out

Jeff Sessions' resignation as attorney general could spell trouble for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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Robert Mueller has reportedly begun drafting his final report in the Russia probe

Matthew Whitaker, the new acting attorney general who now oversees the Russia probe, has final say on whether Mueller's report sees the light of day.