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Top House Judiciary Dem on Jeff Sessions' firing, acting attorney general

Top House Judiciary Dem on Jeff Sessions' firing, acting attorney generalRep. Jerrold Nadler, the incoming chair of the House Judiciary Committee, addresses the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on "This Week."



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As Acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker Now Oversees Investigation Into Own Murky Past

As Acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker Now Oversees Investigation Into Own Murky PastThe nation's acting top law enforcement official was aligned with a company



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Ex-NY Attorney General Schneiderman will not face criminal charges

Ex-NY Attorney General Schneiderman will not face criminal chargesProsecutors said on Thursday they have decided not to bring criminal charges against former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned in May after four women accused him of physical abuse. The decision was announced by Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, who was appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to investigate the allegations shortly after Schneiderman’s sudden May 7 resignation. Singas said she personally interviewed Schneiderman’s accusers and found them credible, but that state law made it impossible to bring criminal charges.



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Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker Once Expressed Terrifying View Of Executive Power

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker Once Expressed Terrifying View Of Executive PowerActing Attorney General Matthew Whitaker once argued that an American



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Trump's new acting attorney general already has a plan to stop Mueller probe

Trump's new acting attorney general already has a plan to stop Mueller probeIn op-eds and interviews, new acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker expressed his criticisms of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and laid out a plan to stymie it.



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Matthew Whitaker: Who is the man replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions?

Matthew Whitaker: Who is the man replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions?The man who has been placed temporarily in charge of overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has previously spoken out against that investigation. Matthew Whitaker has been named as acting Attorney General after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted his resignation, just a day after the 2018 midterm elections. Mr Whitaker had served as chief of staff to Mr Sessions at the Justice Department, with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing the Mueller probe after Mr Sessions recused himself, being pushed to the sidelines.



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Matt Whitaker, Trump's Acting Attorney General Pick, Is A Major Critic Of The Russia Probe

Matt Whitaker, Trump's Acting Attorney General Pick, Is A Major Critic Of The Russia ProbePresident Donald Trump's pick to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions and



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Key Afghan police chief killed in shooting at governor's compound after meeting with US general

Key Afghan police chief killed in shooting at governor's compound after meeting with US generalA powerful Afghan police general has been assassinated in an insider attack, robbing president Ashraf Ghani of a key security official and threatening his fragile grip on southern Afghanistan. Gen Abdul Razik was shot dead alongside the Kandahar spy chief and provincial governor shortly after a meeting with the top US military commander in the country. The Taliban said they were behind the attack which saw one of the provincial governor's bodyguards open fire after a meeting with Gen Scott Miller, the top Nato and US commander in Afghanistan. Gen Miller was unhurt, but two Americans were wounded. The assassination dealt a severe blow to Mr Ghani's security forces less than 48 hours before he attempts to hold nationwide parliamentary elections against a backdrop of brutal insurgent violence. Gen Raziq had been the most powerful government figure in southern Afghanistan for much of the past decade, where as Kandahar police chief he had been an aggressive opponent of the Taliban. A NATO helicopter lands at the Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan Credit: MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/REUTERS His young age and boyish looks belied a ruthless commander and he was accused of systematic torture, extrajudicial killings, and enforced disappearances. He denied the accusations. However Western commanders considered him a bulwark against the encroaching Taliban and one of their most effective partners as he brought a measure of stability to Afghanistan's second city. He estimated he had survived dozens of assassination attempts. The Taliban named the attacker as Abu Dujana and said: “The brutal police chief of Kandahar has been killed along several other officials.” Said Jan Khakrezwal, the head of the provincial council, told Reuters: "Provincial officials including the governor, the police chief and other officials were accompanying the foreign guests to the plane when the gunshots happened." The shooting wiped out the top of Kandahar's security apparatus at a stroke, also killing the province's intelligence chief Abdul Mohmin and provincial governor Zalmay Wesa. The killings came only a day after a prominent politician, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, became the tenth election candidate to die ahead of Saturday's polls when a Taliban bomb was hidden under his chair. Graeme Smith, a former UN political analyst in Kabul said: “The incident will make the military balance in southern Afghanistan considerably more fragile, as Raziq was often at the forefront of government efforts to slow the Taliban’s advances.” Saturday will see Afghanistan's only third parliamentary election since the Taliban were ousted. The insurgents have vowed to disrupt what they call a bogus poll.



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Envoys From North Korea and Syria to Appear Before the U.N. General Assembly

Envoys From North Korea and Syria to Appear Before the U.N. General AssemblyBoth are places of international concern that spill trouble beyond their borders



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Trump postpones his meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Trump postpones his meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinThe White House said the meeting was postponed due to the hearing on sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.



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