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What does Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s empanelment of a grand jury mean to the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election?

Source: Perspectives: Vox — How important is it that Mueller has formed a grand jury? I asked 20 legal experts (VIDEO)

 

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Attorney general Jeff Sessions said on Friday that the Department of Justice has “tripled the number of active leak investigations,” and has devoted new FBI resources to cracking down on leakers and promising that the department was reviewing its approach to subpoenaing journalists. An opinion by Dan Rather.

Source: Perspectives: Newsweek — Trump Administration Threatens Freedom of the Press in New Leaks Crackdown

 

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It’s apparent that Donald Trump is putting the pressure on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign.The President is ramping up his rhetoric against Sessions so there can be no doubt that the President wants his attorney general to go.

Source: Perspectives: Vox — Is Trump trying to force Jeff Sessions out so a new AG can squelch the Russia investigation?

 

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President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or get some members of his team recused,

Source: Perspectives: NY Times — Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

 

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Trump has categorically denied any collusion with Russia, or even knowledge of any of the high level conversations between his family and staff and representatives of the nation that attacked our democracy. Mr. Trump’s credibility right now is not exactly rock solid, but even granting this is the case, what happens when the spotlight turns to hard evidence in dollars and cents?

Source: Perspectives: Bloomberg — Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions

 

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Trump public criticism of his attorney general Jeff Sessions is getting most of the news today, but the real importance of Trump’s interview with the Times was Trump setting the ground for firing Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, if the Russian investigation comes up with a smoking gun. Trump will characterize the investigation as part of a Democratic and establishment plot to unseat him.

Source: Perspectives: NY Times — Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions

 

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said he’d be issuing a new directive this week aimed at increasing police civil asset forfeitures of cash and property.

Source: Perspectives: Washington Post — Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens

 

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