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Attorney General Bill Barr set to decide whether or not the Mueller report will be released to the public

Attorney General Bill Barr set to decide whether or not the Mueller report will be released to the publicFormer U.S. Attorney Guy Lewis says he believes AG Bill Barr will make the Mueller report public.



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US general warns of IS resurgence as 'caliphate' nears collapse

US general warns of IS resurgence as 'caliphate' nears collapseA top US commander warned Thursday that the battle against the Islamic State group was “far from over” despite the jihadists’ loss of territory, as survivors abandoned the last shred of the group’s collapsing “caliphate” in eastern Syria. A fierce assault by US-backed forces has sparked an exodus of dust-covered children, veiled women dragging suitcases and dishevelled men, many of them wounded, from the village of Baghouz where besieged IS fighters are making a last stand. The Syrian Democratic Forces are waiting for more survivors to leave before dealing what they hope will be a final blow to jihadists holed up in a makeshift camp along the banks of the Euphrates.



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U.S. attorney general faces daunting decision on release of Russia report

U.S. attorney general faces daunting decision on release of Russia reportTrump fired Barr’s predecessor Jeff Sessions in November after complaining for months over the decision by Sessions to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. “He has a political nightmare on his hands.” Mueller, who has headed the investigation since May 2017, is due to submit to Barr his confidential report on whether Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia and whether the Republican president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.



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California attorney general won't charge police officers in Stephon Clark killing

California attorney general won't charge police officers in Stephon Clark killingCalifornia AG Xavier Becerra said his office won't charge the police officers involved in the killing of Stephon Clark.



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Israel attorney general to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges

Israel attorney general to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption chargesIsrael's attorney general announced Thursday he intends to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges.



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Who is Jeffrey Rosen? Three things to know about President Trump's deputy attorney general pick

Who is Jeffrey Rosen? Three things to know about President Trump's deputy attorney general pickWhile he has worked for a previous administration and in private practice, Rosen does not have any experience at DOJ or as a prosecutor.



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Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rant

Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rantDonald Trump has accused his own deputy attorney general of breaking the law in a series of early morning tweets railing against current and former law enforcement officials. Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter at former FBI director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details his concerns about potential foreign influence over the president, and current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who initiated special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.



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Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rant

Trump accuses own deputy attorney general of 'planning illegal act' in early morning Twitter rantDonald Trump has accused his own deputy attorney general of breaking the law in a series of early morning tweets railing against current and former law enforcement officials. Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter at former FBI director Andrew McCabe, whose new book details his concerns about potential foreign influence over the president, and current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who initiated special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Wow, so many lies by now disgraced acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” Mr Trump tweeted on Monday morning.



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Trump news: California attorney general sues White House over national emergency declaration with 12 states expected to join

Trump news: California attorney general sues White House over national emergency declaration with 12 states expected to joinDonald Trump is being accused of waging a “relentless attack” on the FBI since taking office as the fallout from his decision to declare a national emergency to secure border wall funding continues. The remark comes from former deputy director of the bureau Andrew McCabe – dismissed by ex-attorney general Jeff Sessions in March 2018 after being accused of leaking information to the media – in an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition to promote his new insider account of the bureau, The Threat. President Trump has already responded angrily on Twitter to Mr McCabe’s appearance on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday, in which the latter said he had discussed removing the president under the 25th Amendment and ordered an investigation into whether ex-director James Comey was removed in May 2017 to impede the Russian election hacking investigation.



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Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strikeSRINAGAR, India (AP) — As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.



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