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Yates: Lawsuit seeks fired AG’s emails

A new lawsuit is seeking access to emails sent and received by Sally Yates during her 10-day tenure as acting attorney general in President Donald Trump’s administration.  The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, filed Monday by the conservative group Judicial Watch, is seeking emails from Yates’ government account between Jan. 21 and Jan. 31

Grassley holds up Deputy AG nomination until he hears from Comey on Russia

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that he will not permit President Trump’s nomination for deputy attorney general until members of the committee are briefed by FBI Director James Comey on Moscow’s involvement in last year’s election. Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, halted the nomination of Rod Rosenstein, a longtime U.S. attorney for

Eric Holder: Sessions May Pleasantly Surprise Us

Cortney O’Brien, Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who now works for the Covington & Burling Law Firm, said Americans should give the new AG Jeff Sessions a chance. The Obama appointee, addressing a group of students and faculty at the University at Buffalo on Thursday, said we may even be pleasantly surprised by Sessions, who, it’s worth noting, voted for

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Emergency Intervention Needed in California NOW!

Arthur Schaper, I have waited for this moment for two years. US Senator Jeff Sessions has become our chief law enforcement officer. In his own right he will stop illegal immigration and right our country’s national interests in full. Sessions would have been a great Senate Majority Leader. But Attorney General is just fine. What

Sessions once asked Yates about AG’s responsibility to say ‘no’ to a president

President Trump’s selection for attorney general once questioned Sally Yates during a confirmation hearing in 2015 about whether the role of an attorney general was simply follow marching orders from the sitting president. “If the views the president wants to execute is unlawful, should the attorney general or deputy attorney general say no?” Sessions asked.

Trump fires acting AG after Justice Department staff told not to defend refugee order

President Donald Trump relieved acting Attorney General Sally Yates of her duties Monday night after she directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend Trump’s controversial executive refugee and immigration ban. Yates, a holdover from the Obama Administration, was replaced as acting attorney general by Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

Acting AG ‘Made a Political Decision, Rather Than a Legal One’ on Trump EO

Ian Hanchett, Dershowitz: Acting AG ‘Made a Political Decision, Rather Than a Legal One’ on Trump EO, ‘Serious Mistake’ On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz reacted to Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ announcement that the DOJ will not present arguments in defense of President Trump’s immigration order by saying