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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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William Barr: Senate confirms Trump pick as new attorney general

William Barr: Senate confirms Trump pick as new attorney generalThree months following the ousting of Jeff Sessions, the Senate voted to confirm William Barr for his second stint as attorney general. The Senate confirmation on Thursday will grant Mr Barr, a hardline Republican, the power to supervise the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia and its interference with the 2016 presidential election. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 54-45 in favour of President Donald Trump’s nominee for the post.



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Senate committee delays vote on Trump's attorney general pick

Senate committee delays vote on Trump's attorney general pickDelaying the committee’s vote will give Democrats more time to question Barr about how he would handle Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Barr criticized the investigation last year in a memo to the Justice Department but he told the committee in testimony two weeks ago that he would protect the probe from political interference and would allow Mueller to conclude his work. Trump has repeatedly criticized the investigation as a “witch hunt” and denies any collusion with Moscow.



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Economy likely to pick up, though pain may linger for some

Economy likely to pick up, though pain may linger for someBALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. economy will likely resume its steady growth now that the government has reopened, though economists say some scars — for the nation and for federal workers — will take time to heal.



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'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threat

'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threatTrump nominated EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week to run the agency permanently, seeking a strong advocate for his pro-fossil fuels agenda – a choice that cheered business interests and drawn scorn from environmentalists. “I would not call it the greatest crisis,” Wheeler said at his confirmation hearing when asked if he believed the increasingly urgent warnings from scientists about the threats from global warming. Wheeler’s confirmation is expected to sail through the Republican-controlled Senate despite Democratic opposition.



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Trump's Attorney General pick raises alarms with comments on probing Clinton foundation and uranium conspiracy

Trump's Attorney General pick raises alarms with comments on probing Clinton foundation and uranium conspiracyNew questions have been raised surrounding Donald Trump’s pick to become the next attorney general and his views on investigating the Clinton Foundation and a uranium mining company. William Barr began two days of confirmation hearings on Tuesday to become the next head of the Justice Department, fielding questions from senators about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian impact on the 2016 election and other legal issues he would oversee if confirmed. The Republican — who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 — was confronted with comments he provided to the New York Times in 2017 during his first day of hearings, in which he suggested the Justice Department had more of a legal basis to investigate the Clinton Foundation and a longstanding conspiracy theory surrounding a uranium deal under Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state than it did probing Mr Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice.



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Trump's AG pick to pledge protection for Mueller's Russia probe

Trump's AG pick to pledge protection for Mueller's Russia probeAttorney general nominee William Barr will pledge at his confirmation hearing to protect Robert Mueller's investigation Trump's 2016 election campaign.



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Trump attorney general pick Barr says wants Mueller report made public, won't allow improper interference

Trump attorney general pick Barr says wants Mueller report made public, won't allow improper interferenceWilliam Barr, nominated by President Donald Trump as attorney general, said Russia special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be made public and vowed to let the special prosecutor to complete his work.



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Trump's pick for U.S. attorney general says he will not 'be bullied' by anybody

Trump's pick for U.S. attorney general says he will not 'be bullied' by anybody“I will not be bullied into doing anything that I think is wrong – by anybody, whether it be editorial boards or Congress or the president,” Barr said at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I’m going to do what I think is right.” Barr is expected to win confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate to serve as the top law enforcement officer in the United States, which would put him in charge of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and any possible collusion between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. Democrats worry that Trump’s administration may try to undercut the investigation, which has clouded Trump’s two years in office and has been a frequent target of the president and his allies.



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Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdication

Malaysia royals to pick new king Jan. 24 after abdicationKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's royal families will meet on Jan. 24 to pick a new king after Sultan Muhammad V abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne, an official said Monday.



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