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Acting U.S. attorney general disregards advice on Russia probe recusal

Acting U.S. attorney general disregards advice on Russia probe recusalThe decision by Whitaker, known for making comments critical of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe before being appointed last month by President Donald Trump, was conveyed in a letter to congressional leaders by Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd. Boyd said in the three-page letter department ethics officials determined that Whitaker lacked any personal, political or business conflicts that would disqualify him from supervision of Mueller’s investigation. Boyd said the “appearance-of-impartiality” test in Whitaker’s case was deemed a “close call” in which “credible arguments could be made either way,” a finding he said Whitaker cited in his decision to retain his discretion to oversee the Mueller investigation.



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Full Graham: Mueller investigation ‘not a ground for recusal’ from Supreme Court

Full Graham: Mueller investigation ‘not a ground for recusal’ from Supreme CourtIn an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tells Chuck Todd that he believes President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee won’t have to recuse him or herself if questions of presidential power make their way to the Court.



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Trump Asked Jeff Sessions To Reverse Recusal From Russia Probe: Report

Trump Asked Jeff Sessions To Reverse Recusal From Russia Probe: ReportPresident Donald Trump reportedly asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to



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Mueller reportedly eyeing Sessions as Sessions cheats on recusal

Mueller reportedly eyeing Sessions as Sessions cheats on recusalRachel Maddow shares new reporting that Robert Mueller's investigation includes looking at Jeff Sessions contacts with Russians, while at the same time, Sessions is sending investigators to look at the conduct of the Trump Russia investigation.



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Rubio: Atty. Gen.'s Answer On Russia Shows Recusal, Not Ignorance

Rubio: Atty. Gen.'s Answer On Russia Shows Recusal, Not IgnoranceSen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says that the Attorney General's testimony in which he said he hadn't been briefed on Russian interference is a sign that Sessions has honored his promise to recuse.



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Russia probe in turmoil as top Dem calls for Nunes’ recusal

Russia probe in turmoil as top Dem calls for Nunes’ recusalThe call by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., came after Nunes acknowledged he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information from an unidentified source about U.S. intelligence community surveillance that, he says, had swept up conversations involving Trump transition officials.



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Some Republicans call for Sessions' recusal

Some Republicans call for Sessions' recusalAttorney General Jeff Sessions is facing mounting calls from Republican lawmakers to recuse himself from the Department of Justice’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election following a report he met twice with Russia’s ambassador to the United States while he was a U.S. senator and an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump. Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, was among the first to call for Sessions’ recusal. “Jeff Sessions is a former colleague and a friend,” Portman said Thursday.



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White House does not rule out Sessions recusal on Russia probes

White House does not rule out Sessions recusal on Russia probesThe White House on Sunday did not rule out that Attorney General Jeff Sessions may recuse himself from Justice Department investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a deputy White House press secretary, said congressional investigations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election would have to run their course before Sessions, who was a top campaign adviser to Trump, needed to decide whether to step aside from the FBI investigations. Let’s work through this process.” Democrats have been pushing for an independent investigation of links between the Trump campaign team and Russian officials.



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