Opinion

Opinion

Of course, it’s not solely Supreme Court picks that depend. Lower-court appointments matter enormously as nicely, a actuality of which the Senate majority chief, Mitch McConnell, is exquisitely conscious, as demonstrated by his efforts to ram by means of circuit court docket nominations at a dizzying clip. Thanks to Mr. McConnell’s labors, Mr. Trump put […]

‘Shaken’ Rosenstein Felt Used by White House in Comey Firing

‘Shaken’ Rosenstein Felt Used by White House in Comey Firing

WASHINGTON — In the times after the F.B.I. director James B. Comey was fired final 12 months, the deputy legal professional basic, Rod J. Rosenstein, repeatedly expressed anger about how the White House used him to rationalize the firing, saying the expertise broken his repute, in response to 4 individuals aware of his outbursts. In […]

Trump Calls Justice Dept. Report ‘Total Disaster’ for Fired F.B.I. Director

Trump, Riding a North Korea High, Unloads on the F.B.I., Comey and Obama

“I’m not happy about certain things, I’ll be honest,” Mr. Trump stated. “I’m not happy about certain things, but he’s done a fantastic job running the E.P.A., which is very overriding.” Mr. Trump additionally returned to different frequent matters. He mocked National Football League gamers for protesting racism when they’re “making $15 million a year.” […]

Trump Calls Justice Dept. Report ‘Total Disaster’ for Fired F.B.I. Director

Trump Calls Justice Dept. Report ‘Total Disaster’ for Fired F.B.I. Director

WASHINGTON — President Trump stated on Friday that a new internal Justice Department report proved there had been F.B.I. bias towards him forward of the 2016 presidential election, citing “vicious” texts between investigators and findings that he stated illustrated “criminal” conduct by the bureau’s former director. In a wide-ranging interview on Friday morning with “Fox […]

Report Gives Trump an Opening, but Undercuts His Narrative

Report Gives Trump an Opening, however Undercuts His Narrative

WASHINGTON — The report that had much of Washington buzzing on Thursday required 500 pages to stipulate its findings, however to President Trump, three phrases mattered most — “we’ll stop it.” Those have been the phrases senior F.B.I. agent texted in August 2016 to a colleague who was apprehensive that Mr. Trump would win the […]

Opinion

Opinion

Within hours after the Department of Justice launched a long-awaited report of the investigation into former F.B.I. Director James Comey’s dealing with of the Clinton electronic mail investigation, President Trump’s aides and allies have been already utilizing it to name into query a distinct case completely: Robert Mueller’s investigation into attainable hyperlinks between the Trump […]

Opinion

Opinion

The new report from the Justice Department’s watchdog covers a whole lot of floor. It runs greater than 500 pages and evaluates investigations that contact each President Trump and Hillary Clinton. As a end result, among the preliminary information protection — which has to cram the entire massive findings into a number of paragraphs — […]

Democrats Find Vindication, and New Agony, in Report on Comey

Democrats Find Vindication, and New Agony, in Report on Comey

Democrats have yearned for a second of political exoneration ever since Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016. They have appeared to Russian interference within the marketing campaign, claims of bias within the media and allegations of Republican lawbreaking to elucidate an upset that few within the celebration foresaw. Perhaps most of all, Democrats have vented indignation […]

Comey Often Thought He Knew Best. That May Have Hurt the F.B.I.

Comey Often Thought He Knew Best. That May Have Hurt the F.B.I.

WASHINGTON — As deputy legal professional normal through the George W. Bush administration, James B. Comey clashed repeatedly with the White House over its interrogation and warrantless wiretapping packages, incomes a popularity of combating for his view of what was proper regardless of whom he angered. That similar impulse — that he knew finest, regardless […]