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Explainer: The Special Counsel Investigation

 

All eyes are on Robert Mueller. In May, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed the former FBI Director as special counsel to oversee the Department of Justice’s Russia investigation. Here we explain what powers and tools he has at his disposal, what the different outcomes could be when he completes the investigation, and how his work fits in with the other inquiries into Russian interference in the 2016 election.  continue »

Why There’s No Basis to Think Rod Rosenstein Will Recuse

 

Some commentators are already speculating what Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand will or should do when she becomes Acting Attorney General for purposes of the Russia investigation . . . based upon an apparent assumption that Rod Rosenstein will soon recuse himself from being the nominal supervisor of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.…   continue »

The Other Person in the Room with Comey and Sessions

 

During all of the intense debate over the testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, perhaps the most important statement by Sessions has gone largely overlooked. During questioning by Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Sessions was asked about his meeting with former FBI Director James Comey, in which Comey expressed his concern about meeting alone with President Donald Trump.…   continue »

The Loretta Lynch “Matter” Matter Matters, But it Shouldn’t

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning to condemn former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for requesting special treatment for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.

The move follows former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony last Thursday, when he made the disturbing allegation that Lynch, a Democratic political appointee, asked him to refer to the FBI probe into Clinton’s handling of classified information as a “matter” rather than an “investigation,” presumably in order to minimize the damage to her public image.  continue »