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11 Mar 2017 – US attorney Preet Bharara fired after refusing Jeff Sessions’ order to resign

Preet Bharara, the powerful Manhattan prosecutor, was fired on Saturday after he refused to resign, in reference to an order from attorney general Jeff Sessions. “I did not resign,” Bharara tweeted on Saturday afternoon. “Moments ago I was fired.” … The afternoon announcement came less than a day after the Justice Department asked 46 holdover

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02 Mar 2017 – Jeff Sessions recuses himself from all Trump campaign-related investigations

Under growing pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike, Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. His action followed revelations he twice met with the Russian ambassador and didn’t say so when pressed by Congress. Sessions rejected any suggestion that he tried to

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02 Mar 2017 – ACLU Calls for Investigation Into Potential Perjury By Sessions

Following reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union is calling for an investigation into whether Sessions perjured himself during his confirmation hearing. ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero issued the following statement: “Jeff Sessions took an oath before the

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01 Mar 2017 – Sessions spoke twice with Russian ambassador during Trump’s presidential campaign, Justice officials say

Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general. One of the meetings was a private conversation

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