Latest Jeff Sessions News

Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

Jul. 21, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week's hearing with Robert Mueller will air "very substantial evidence" of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel about what they...

Democrats questioning Robert Mueller to focus on obstruction

Jul. 19, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who will question former special counsel Robert Mueller next week plan to focus on a narrow set of episodes laid out in his report, an effort to direct Americans' attention to what they see as the most egregious examples of President Donald...

Barr: Justice Dept. is 'all in' on criminal justice overhaul

Jul. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) — Leroy Nolan has spent the last 26 years behind bars at a federal prison for a drug conviction. In the prison factory, he works making T-shirts, backpacks and other products that are later sold to government agencies, nonprofits and others. But what has become a decades-long routine...

Appeals court gives Trump a win in sanctuary city case

Jul. 12, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court gave President Donald Trump a rare legal win in his efforts to crack down on "sanctuary cities" Friday, upholding the Justice Department's decision to give preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with immigration...

House panel authorizes subpoenas tied to Mueller report

Jul. 11, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller's report , including President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The panel also voted to authorize subpoenas for...

Acosta defends Epstein deal amid calls for his resignation

Jul. 11, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to tamp down calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday defended his handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein, insisting he got the toughest deal he could at the time. In a nearly hour-long news conference, Acosta...

House Judiciary will vote on subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions

Jul. 9, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is moving to authorize subpoenas for several people tied to special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including President Donald Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The resolution coming up for a vote Thursday would...

Man signs plea deal for role in international fentanyl ring

Jul. 9, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of playing a major role in an international fentanyl trafficking operation that led to overdose deaths in several states has signed a federal plea agreement in North Dakota, according to court documents unsealed Monday. Daniel Vivas Ceron, 38, a Colombian national who...

House panel releases written answers from ex-Trump official

Jul. 8, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee says a former Trump administration official who was a vital witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation was blocked by the White House from answering more than 200 of its questions. The Democratic-led panel on Monday released written...

Supreme Court to rule on Trump bid to end 'dreamers' program

Jun. 28, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding a high-stakes immigration case to its election-year agenda, the Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether President Donald Trump can terminate an Obama-era program shielding young migrants from deportation. The justices' order sets up legal arguments for late fall or early...