• Rod Rosenstein Jun 3, 2020

    Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Approve Russia Warrant Now

    Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he would not have approved an FBI surveillance application for a former Trump campaign aide during the Russia investigation had he known at the time the problems with the request that have since been exposed

  • VMS Apr 18, 2019

    Deputy AG Rosenstein Critical to Russia Probe

    The release of the Mueller report is expected to be Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s swan song in that role. According to multiple reports, Rosenstein said he would leave the post after Mueller’s work was done. News4’s Scott MacFarlane explains Rosenstein’s role was critical from start to finish.

  • Donald Trump Apr 5, 2019

    Barr Defends Handling of Mueller's Russia Report

    Attorney General William Barr is defending his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, saying the confidential document contains sensitive grand jury material that prevented it from being immediately released to the public. The statement Thursday came as Barr confronts concerns that his four-page letter summarizing Mueller’s conclusions unduly sanitized the full report in President Donald...

  • Maryland Jan 10, 2019

    Rod Rosenstein, Who Oversaw Mueller Probe, Leaving DOJ After Investigation Wraps Up

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing the special counsel investigation, plans to step down after Robert Mueller finishes his work, according to administration officials familiar with his thinking. A source close to Rosenstein said he intends to stay on until Mueller’s investigative and prosecutorial work is done, NBC News reported. The source said that would mean Rosenstein...

  • Donald Trump Nov 13, 2018

    State of Maryland Asks Judge to Declare Rosenstein Acting Attorney General

    Maryland sued the Trump administration Tuesday over the appointment of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general, calling him an “unqualified” partisan whom President Donald Trump put in place to protect himself, NBC News reported. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is seeking to have a judge rule that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein be named as acting attorney general instead of...

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2018

    Can We Talk? Trump's Riding High — and He's Got a Lot to Say

    Donald Trump would like to chat. And, boy, is he ever. Riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s successful confirmation, the president has been on a rollicking press tour of late. He’s inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air Force One. He’s calling in to his favorite shows. And he’s turning closed White House events into major...

  • PRESIDENT Sep 25, 2018

    ‘Late Night': A Closer Look at Rosenstein Chaos, Kavanaugh Accuser

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at conflicting news reports about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and at the president doubling down on his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2018

    Lawyer Was Told Russia Had ‘Trump Over a Barrel,' Sources Say

    A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter. The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned that a Trump campaign aide had met with higher-level Russian officials than the aide...

  • Associated Press Sep 25, 2018

    Dozens Treated for Apparent Drug Exposure at Prisons in Ohio and Pennsylvania

    Corrections authorities in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Wednesday investigated inmate and staff exposure to drugs and chemicals in what appeared to be unrelated incidents that nevertheless underscored the continuing issue of contraband drugs inside the nation’s prisons and jails. In Pennsylvania, the state prisons were on a lockdown precipitated by 29 employees at 10 prisons requiring treatment in recent weeks...

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2018

    Trump Makes Trade Promises to Farmers as House Republicans Threaten Rosenstein

    President Trump came to Iowa on Thursday, bringing hats that said “Make Our Famers Great Again” and reassuring farmers that new negotiations with Europe could help repair damage from retaliatory tariffs. Meanwhile, in Washington, some House Republicans moved to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, against the will of party leadership.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jul 20, 2018

    Deputy AG Rosenstein Details DOJ Efforts to Fight Election Meddling

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein released a detailed Justice Department report Thursday describing efforts to combat foreign manipulation of American elections. The document offered no major new policy initiatives, but described the nature of foreign influence operations and the efforts by the Justice Department and the FBI to monitor, expose and, in some cases, prosecute those involved.

  • NBC Jul 16, 2018

    How Team Trump Capitalized on Russia's Election Interference in 2016: Analysis

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officials helps shed light on how the Trump campaign actively seized on outside interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to the NBC Political Unit. Wittingly or unwittingly, associates of the campaign communicated with members of Russian intelligence, which posed as independent hackers when stealing and sharing documents stolen from Democrats,...

  • PRESIDENT May 11, 2018

    Lawmakers Weigh Plan B to Protect Mueller's Work

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are discussing ways to safeguard special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia, NBC News reported. Talks about a “Plan B” are unfolding after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to bring legislation to the floor for a vote that would have protected Mueller, Connecticut Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal...

  • WASHINGTON May 2, 2018

    Rosenstein Blasts GOP Impeachment Threat Against Him as Extortion

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that the Justice Department “is not going to be extorted” as some House Republicans raise the prospect of seeking his impeachment, NBC News reported. During an appearance at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking Law Day, Rosenstein was asked about a draft of articles of impeachment prepared by Rep. Mark Meadows, a North...

  • Donald Trump Apr 19, 2018

    Trump: ‘Nobody Has Ever Been More Transparent Than I Have'

    President Donald Trump continued to decry the Russia investigation as a “hoax” Wednesday, and said his team has fully cooperated with Mueller’s investigators. “Nobody has ever been more transparent than I have,” Trump claimed during a joint press conference on trade and North Korea with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday. Trump also said months of speculation that he...

  • Donald Trump Apr 13, 2018

    Trump Calls Cohen Raid ‘Disgraceful'

    President Donald Trump said the federal raid on the office of his attorney, Michael Cohen, was “disgraceful” and part of a “witch hunt.” He also mulls whether he should fire special counsel Robert Mueller and brings up Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. 

  • Donald Trump Apr 5, 2018

    Mueller's Russia Probe Shows It Pays to Cooperate

    George Papadopoulos, taken by surprise by FBI agents at an airport last summer, now tweets smiling beach selfies with a Mykonos hashtag. Rick Gates, for weeks on home confinement, gets rapid approval for a family vacation and shaves down his potential prison time. Michael Flynn, once targeted in a grand jury investigation, travels cross-country to stump for a California congressional...

  • Donald Trump Apr 3, 2018

    Mueller OK'd to Probe Alleged Manafort, Russia Collusion

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explicitly authorized the Justice Department’s special counsel to investigate allegations that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman colluded with the Russian government, according to a court filing. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors included that detail in a memo defending the scope of their investigation, which so far has resulted in criminal charges against...

  • Donald Trump Feb 10, 2018

    No. 3 Justice Department Official Stepping Down Amid Turmoil

    Rachel Brand, the Justice Department’s third-ranking official, is stepping down to take a job in the private sector. The Justice Department announced her departure in a statement Friday night and Attorney General Jeff Sessions called Brand “a lawyer’s lawyer.” People in Brand’s position, associate attorney general, come and go with little notice. But her planned departure attracted immediate attention, because...

  • United States Jan 14, 2018

    Justice Department Targets Overseas Traffickers in Fight Against Fentanyl

    The U.S. Justice Department said it is expanding its efforts to combat the Washington, D.C., region’s fentanyl crisis by targeting traffickers who ship drug components from overseas.

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