The House Judiciary Committee voted to authorise 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 homeland security secretary was hardly an unwilling participant in President Donald Trump’s controversial policies but had been increasingly criticised by her boss.
With his forced resignation, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis joins a long list of departures from the Trump administration.
The US president told reporters that he, not his lawyers, wrote the answers which have not been submitted as yet. The questions are part of an ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Since early 2017, US President Donald Trump has had a heated relationship with his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose recusal from the Mueller investigation, probing Trump’s ties with Russia, broke up the close relationship between the two men.
The resignation was the culmination of a toxic relationship that frayed just weeks into the attorney general's tumultuous tenure, when he stepped aside from the investigation into the alleged coordination between the Trump's campaign and Russia.
The White House says Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general overseeing the probe into alleged collusion between Russia and US President Donald Trump, will meet Trump later this week, amid media reports that Rosenstein was about to lose his job.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions lashed back on Thursday at increasing pressure from President Donald Trump, declaring the Department of Justice would not bow to politics.
The US president provided no evidence that the team led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a Republican appointed by Republicans, is biased against him.
Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says it's "biblical to enforce the law" after Attorney General Jeff Sessions invoked Bible to defend the Trump administration's immigration policies leading to children being separated from their parents.
In a 31-page ruling US attorney general Jeff Sessions domestic violence or gang violence was not a basis for seeking asylum in a ruling that could impact large numbers of Central Americans in the US.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued the warning to illegal migrants at the southern border while addressing homeland security and border patrol officials in San Diego near the US-Mexico border.
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