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kane state's attorney mcmahon 'seriously considering' run for attorney general


illinois attorney general lisa madigan announced friday she won't run for re-election in 2018, ending her stint after 16 years and saying little to answer why she is choosing to depart and what she might do next. the democrat's four terms as attorney general have come against the backdrop of a... (kim geiger, rick pearson and john byrne)






former acting attorney general sally yates warned that testimony could be barred


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the justice department has reportedly told sally yates that she needs their permission to talk about what she did and heard as acting attorney general. matt hoffman reports. buzz60former deputy attorney general sally q. yates.(photo: pete marovich, getty images) 7465 connect 2 linkedinemailmorewashington — the turmoil surrounding the house intelligence committee's investigation into russia's interference with the 2016 election deepened tuesday, with the disclosure that former acting attorney general sally yates was warned last week that her testimony could contain privileged communications involving the white house that might be barred, a official familiar with matter said.ultimately, yates' scheduled tuesday appearance was canceled by house intelligence chair






former acting attorney general sally yates warned that testimony could be barred


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the justice department has reportedly told sally yates that she needs their permission to talk about what she did and heard as acting attorney general. matt hoffman reports. buzz60former deputy attorney general sally q. yates.(photo: pete marovich, getty images) 6369 connect 1 linkedinemailmorewashington — the turmoil surrounding the house intelligence committee's investigation into russia's interference with the 2016 election deepened tuesday, with the disclosure that former acting attorney general sally yates was warned last week that her testimony could contain privileged communications involving the white house that might be barred, a official familiar with matter said.ultimately, yates' scheduled tuesday appearance was canceled by house intelligence chair






former acting attorney general sally yates warned that testimony could be barred


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the justice department has reportedly told sally yates that she needs their permission to talk about what she did and heard as acting attorney general. matt hoffman reports. buzz60former deputy attorney general sally q. yates.(photo: pete marovich, getty images) 7758 connect 2 linkedinemailmorewashington — the turmoil surrounding the house intelligence committee's investigation into russia's interference with the 2016 election deepened tuesday, with the disclosure that former acting attorney general sally yates was warned last week that her testimony could contain privileged communications involving the white house that might be barred, a official familiar with matter said.ultimately, yates' scheduled tuesday appearance was canceled by house intelligence chair






former acting attorney general sally yates warned that testimony could be barred


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the justice department has reportedly told sally yates that she needs their permission to talk about what she did and heard as acting attorney general. matt hoffman reports. buzz60former deputy attorney general sally q. yates.(photo: pete marovich, getty images) 7044 connect 1 linkedinemailmorewashington — the turmoil surrounding the house intelligence committee's investigation into russia's interference with the 2016 election deepened tuesday, with the disclosure that former acting attorney general sally yates was warned last week that her testimony could contain privileged communications involving the white house that might be barred, a official familiar with matter said.ultimately, yates' scheduled tuesday appearance was canceled by house intelligence chair






former acting attorney general yates warned that testimony could be barred


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the justice department has reportedly told sally yates that she needs their permission to talk about what she did and heard as acting attorney general. matt hoffman reports. buzz60former deputy attorney general sally q. yates.(photo: pete marovich, getty images) 341 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — the turmoil surrounding the house intelligence committee's investigation into russia's interference with the 2016 election deepened tuesday, with the disclosure that former acting attorney general sally yates was warned last week that her testimony could contain privileged communications involving the white house that might be barred, a official familiar with matter said.ultimately, yates' scheduled tuesday appearance was canceled by house intelligence chairman






former acting attorney general sally yates warned that testimony could be barred


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the justice department has reportedly told sally yates that she needs their permission to talk about what she did and heard as acting attorney general. matt hoffman reports. buzz60former deputy attorney general sally q. yates.(photo: pete marovich, getty images) 4947 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — the turmoil surrounding the house intelligence committee's investigation into russia's interference with the 2016 election deepened tuesday, with the disclosure that former acting attorney general sally yates was warned last week that her testimony could contain privileged communications involving the white house that might be barred, a official familiar with matter said.ultimately, yates' scheduled tuesday appearance was canceled by house intelligence chairman






former acting attorney general sally yates warned that testimony could be barred


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the justice department has reportedly told sally yates that she needs their permission to talk about what she did and heard as acting attorney general. matt hoffman reports. buzz60former deputy attorney general sally q. yates.(photo: pete marovich, getty images) 3433 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — the turmoil surrounding the house intelligence committee's investigation into russia's interference with the 2016 election deepened tuesday, with the disclosure that former acting attorney general sally yates was warned last week that her testimony could contain privileged communications involving the white house that might be barred, a official familiar with matter said.ultimately, yates' scheduled tuesday appearance was canceled by house intelligence chairman






sally yates warned white house that michael flynn was vulnerable to russian blac


days before she was fired as acting attorney general, yates warned that flynn was vulnerable to blackmail and could even face criminal charges.        






lautenschlager's son announces attorney general bid


madison, wis. — former attorney general peg lautenschlager's son says he's going to run for his mother's old job.josh kaul announced monday that he'll challenge incumbent republican attorney general brad schimel in next year's elections. kaul is a stanford law school graduate and has worked as a federal prosecutor in baltimore and as an attorney in washington, d.c. he currently works for the perkins cole law firm. he's the first democrat to declare a run for attorney general.lautenschlager, a democrat, served as attorney general from 2003 until 2007. her tenure was marred by a drunken driving arrest in a state vehicle.wisconsin republican party spokesman alec zimmerman didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.






drury drops governor bid to run for attorney general


illinois attorney general lisa madigan announced friday she won't run for re-election in 2018, ending her stint after 16 years and saying little to answer why she is choosing to depart and what she might do next. the democrat's four terms as attorney general have come against the backdrop of a... (kim geiger, rick pearson and john byrne)






boulder district attorney stan garnett considering running for colorado attorney


boulder district attorney stan garnett said he is considering a second run for colorado attorney general.garnett, a registered democrat, filed the necessary paperwork for such a run last week, but in an interview he said he likely will mull a possible candidacy for about a month before making a final decision on a campaign bid. garnett unsuccessfully ran against then-attorney general john suthers, a republican, in 2010.garnett has just started his third term as the district attorney in colorado’s 20th judicial district.state rep. joe salazar, a democrat from thornton, already has announced his intention to run for attorney general.the current attorney general, cynthia coffman, a republican, also has filed the necessary paperwork for a re-election bid in 2018, but she might end up running i






former acting ag yates warned that testimony could be barred


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the justice department has reportedly told sally yates that she needs their permission to talk about what she did and heard as acting attorney general. matt hoffman reports. buzz60former deputy attorney general sally q. yates.(photo: pete marovich, getty images) 187 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — the turmoil surrounding the house intelligence committee's investigation into russia's interference with the 2016 election deepened tuesday, with the disclosure that former acting attorney general sally yates was warned last week that her testimony could contain privileged communications involving the white house that might be barred, a official familiar with matter said.ultimately, yates' scheduled tuesday appearance was canceled by house intelligence chairman






raoul launches bid to replace lisa madigan as attorney general


illinois attorney general lisa madigan announced friday she won't run for re-election in 2018, ending her stint after 16 years and saying little to answer why she is choosing to depart and what she might do next. the democrat's four terms as attorney general have come against the backdrop of a... (kim geiger, rick pearson and john byrne)






former attorney general lautenschlager quits ethics panel


madison, wis. — former attorney general peg lautenschlager has resigned from the state ethics commission as her son is contemplating a run for attorney general.lautenschlager says in her friday resignation letter that she didn't anticipate several factors that mitigate against her continued service. she didn't elaborate and didn't immediately return a voicemail.her son josh kaul is contemplating running for attorney general as a democrat against republican incumbent brad schimel.lautenschlager has served as chairwoman since the ethics commission was created last year.two other commissioners — don millis and robert kinney — have quit in recent months as well. millis cited commitments to his law firm. kinney called the commission ineffective.lautenschlager was attorney general between 2003 a






west virginia attorney general heads national group


charleston, w.va. — west virginia's attorney general has been named chairman of the national organization of republican attorneys general earlier than planned, a domino effect that began when jeff sessions was named the nation's top law enforcement officer.state attorney general patrick morrisey was vice chairman and in line to head the republican attorneys general ociation at the end of the year.but that move was a nced thursday when the national group's leader, alabama attorney general luther strange, was sworn in to fill the senate seat left empty by sessions, who was tapped by president donald trump to be attorney general.the group has been involved in challenges to federal regulations under the obama administration. morrisey says litigation continues over environmental rules the organ






attorney general jeff sessions retains private lawyer


charles "chuck" cooper has been providing counsel to the attorney general.        






kenya says 'swearing-in' of odinga would be seen as treason


nairobi, kenya — kenya's attorney general warned thursday that the opposition's move to "inaugurate" its leader raila odinga next week to protest the recent presidential election would amount to treason.attorney general githu muigai's comments came a day after the united states urged odinga's supporters to call off the mock "swearing-in" on dec. 12, the country's independence day.the opposition objects to president uhuru kenyatta's re-election after months of political turmoil that included a nullified august election and a repeat vote in october, saying that electoral reforms have not been made.the attorney general warned that institutions created by odinga's group such as "the people's assembly" are unconstitutional and illegal and "may be visited by the full force of the law."odinga on






ky. attorney general denies involvement in opioid settlement


frankfort, ky. (ap) — kentucky democratic attorney general andy beshear has repeatedly told lawmakers he had no involvement with a $24 million settlement against a pharmaceutical company.former democratic attorney general jack conway settled a lawsuit against oxycontin manufacturer purdue pharma in december 2015 just a few weeks before beshear replaced conway as attorney general. beshear’s administration then agreed to pay a kentucky law firm that later hired conway more than $3 million for its work on the case.beshear said he did not approve the contract. before taking office, beshear worked for a law firm that represented purdue pharma. beshear said he was not involved in that case, but decided as attorney general to recuse himself from anything involving the case to avoid the appearance






attorney general jeff sessions holds press conference after russia reports


attorney general jeff sessions will hold a news conference at the department of justice thursday at 4 p.m et. (update: attorney general jeff sessions recuses himself from russia investigation)watch live below:






hawaii’s attorney general smacks down sessions over ‘island in the pacific’ slam


hawaii’s attorney general smacks down sessions over ‘island in the pacific’ slam — by explaining the constitutionhawaii’s attorney general dougal chin has hit back at u.s. attorney general jeff sessions following his dismissive remarks about a ninth circuit judge “sitting on an island in the pacific.” sessions criticized hawaii-based judge derrick watson, who placed a temporary restraining order on two sections of trump’s controversial travel ban in march, blocking the bill’s implementation…






ny attorney general files suit in brentwood clemente park dumping


advertisement | advertise on newsdaynew york state attorney general eric schneiderman takes questions during a news conference on march 15, 2017 in manhattan. (credit: getty images / drew angerer) a lawsuit filed thursday by the state attorney general’s office is seeking damages in the millions of dollars against those convicted in the dumping of 40,000 tons of contaminated debris at roberto clemente park in brentwood. the suit names more than two dozen contractors and subcontractors that had not been previously criminally charged. attorney general eric schneiderman announced...






obama warned trump against hiring michael flynn


former president obama warned donald trump last fall against hiring michael flynn, three officials familiar with the conversation confirmed to cbs news' major garrett. obama told mr. trump, who was president-elect at the time, to watch out for flynn and warned him that flynn would be bad news and that he would be wise to stay away from flynn. this all occurred during their first meeting at the white house.trump, however, decided to hire flynn anyway as his national security adviser at the white house. but just weeks into the administration, in february, trump forced flynn to resign because he had mislead the vice president about his contacts with the russian ambassador to the u.s.in his briefing on monday, white house press secretary sean spicer said that this warning from obama was founde






acting attorney general tells staff not to defend trump refugee order – the denv


by julie pace, the ociated presswashington — acting attorney general sally yates, a democratic appointee, says she’s directed justice department attorneys not to defend president donald trump’s executive order on refugees.yates said in a memo monday that she is not convinced that trump’s order is lawful, or that its defense is consistent with the department’s obligation to “always seek justice and stand for what is right.”yates was appointed deputy attorney general by president barack obama. she be e acting attorney general once loretta lynch left the position.her directive will be in place until she leaves the department, which will happen once the senate confirms sen. jeff sessions, trump’s pick for attorney general.






attorney general jeff sessions holds a news conference amid russian ambassador c


attorney general-designate, sen. jeff sessions, r-ala., takes his seat on capitol hill in washington, tuesday, jan. 10, 2017. where he was to testify at his confirmation hearing before the senate judiciary committee. former attorney general michael mukasey is at right. (ap photo/andrew harnik) org xmit: dcab107(photo: andrew harnik, ap)






attorney general: prosecuting sex crimes on kids a priority


atlanta (ap) — u.s. attorney general jeff sessions says one of his top priorities is investigating and prosecuting sex crimes against children even though technology has made it easier for criminals to avoid detection.sessions spoke to law enforcement agencies on tuesday at a conference in atlanta, where he warned predators that they will be found and prosecuted. sessions, a former prosecutor, said predators have an easier path to reach children through phones and tablets.sessions didn’t address president donald trump’s criticism of the department of justice’s legal strategy to defend a travel ban before the supreme court. trump made the comments monday on twitter.






former acting ag yates warned that testimony could be barred


former deputy attorney general sally q. yates.(photo: pete marovich, getty images) 94 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — the turmoil surrounding the house intelligence committee's investigation into russia's interference with the 2016 election deepened tuesday, with the disclosure that former acting attorney general sally yates was warned last week that her testimony could contain privileged communications involving the white house that might be barred, a official familiar with matter said.ultimately, yates' scheduled tuesday appearance was canceled by house intelligence chairman devin nunes, r-calif., but before that hearing was called off, the caution was delivered to yates in a flurry of letters involving her attorney, the justice department and the white house counsel's office. the h






who is acting attorney general dana boente?


dana boente is the acting attorney general of the united states. but who is he? the 62-year-old was thrust into the national spotlight on monday night when president donald trump fired sally yates, the acting attorney general and a holdover from the obama administration. when yates declared earlier in the day that she would not instruct…






ex-us attorney miles running for michigan attorney general


lansing, mich. (ap) — pat miles, a former u.s. attorney in western michigan, is running for state attorney general in 2018.miles is announcing his candidacy thursday in grand rapids, lansing and detroit. he’s the second democrat to enter the race, joining detroit-area lawyer dana nessel.republican attorney general bill schuette can’t seek for the office again and is running for governor.the 49-year-old miles became the first black u.s. attorney for the western district of michigan when president barack obama appointed him in 2012. miles resigned in january when donald trump took office.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the harvard law graduate spent 21 years at grand rapids law firms before becoming a federal prosecutor. he ran for congress in 2010 but lost to repub






why sally yates' testimony matters in trump russia probe


former acting attorney general sally yates is finally speaking publicly about former national security adviser michael flynn’s ties to russia as part of the senate’s ongoing investigation into russian interference in the 2016 united states election.flynn resigned from his position in february after it was revealed he had misled vice president mike pence and other white house officials about conversations with russia’s ambassador to the u.s. yates is involved because she’s said to have warned the trump administration about flynn’s actions ahead of the firing.on monday, she testified about these events before a senate judiciary subcommittee with the world watching.her role in this matter is important to the investigation. here are some reasons why.what did sally yates do at the doj?yates spe






white house names possible shortlist for flynn replacement


justice dept. warned that flynn could be vulnerable to russian blackmailadam entous, ellen nakashima, philip ruckerthe acting attorney general informed the trump white house late last month that she believed michael flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the russian ambassador to the united states, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially...the acting attorney general informed the trump white house late last month that she believed michael flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the russian ambassador to the united states, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially... (adam entous, ellen nakashima, philip rucker)






missouri attorney general launches probe into google’s business practices


missouri’s attorney general has launched a broad investigation into whether google is violating the state’s consumer-protection and antitrust laws, a new front in the internet giant’s regulatory battles.missouri attorney general josh hawley on monday said he issued an investigative subpoena to probe google’s collection of user data, its use of other sites’ content, and its alleged manipulation of search results to favor its own services....






obama warned trump against hiring michael flynn


former president obama warned donald trump last fall against hiring michael flynn, three officials familiar with the conversation confirmed to cbs news' major garrett. obama told mr. trump, who was president-elect at the time, to watch out for flynn and warned him that flynn would be bad news and that he would be wise to stay away from flynn. this all occurred during their first meeting at the white house.trump, however, decided to hire flynn anyway as his national security adviser at the white house. but just weeks into the administration, in february, trump forced flynn to resign because he had mislead the vice president about his contacts with the russian ambassador to the u.s.playvideocbs this morningbombshells expected in sally yates' testimony on russia, flynn former acting attorney






ex-sheriff arpaio wants u.s. attorney general to testify at trial


attorney general jeff sessions is on witness list for former lawman's criminal contempt trial.       






michael flynn resigns as donald trump's national security adviser over contacts


justice dept. warned that flynn could be vulnerable to russian blackmailadam entous, ellen nakashima, philip ruckerthe acting attorney general informed the trump white house late last month that she believed michael flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the russian ambassador to the united states, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially...the acting attorney general informed the trump white house late last month that she believed michael flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the russian ambassador to the united states, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially... (adam entous, ellen nakashima, philip rucker)






meet the u.s. attorney who will oversee the russia probe now that sessions is re


when former attorney general eric holder jr. came under fire for leaks of classified information about the obama administration's role in authorizing cyberattacks against iran, he turned to a veteran federal prosecutor - a republican - to help head his investigation into who was leaking.that same federal prosecutor, rod rosenstein, is being tapped again, this time by president donald trump's attorney general, to oversee another high-profile case, the fbi's investigation into russian meddling and any links between russian officials and trump's associates.attorney general jeff sessions recused himself thursday from the investigation and designated his acting deputy attorney general, the second-highest-ranking official in the justice department, to oversee the probe. but the responsibility is






trump administration can’t touch california national monuments, state attorney g


california’s attorney general argued thursday that president donald trump has no legal authority to revoke or modify national monuments created by previous administrations. in an 11-page letter to the interior department, state attorney general xavier becerra vowed “to take any and all legal action necessary” to preserve six california monuments, including one in los angeles’ backyard,…






republicans have failed to defend the unborn. we need a new pro-life party


thousands of protestors gather on the national mall in the annual march for life on january 27 to call for defense of the unborn. the march briefly sweeps abortion into the news cycle and inflames p ions on all sides of the issue. funds will be raised. counter-protests will rage. pundits will yell over each other. but one can only hope such marches bring enough pressure on lawmakers to actually legislate protection for unborn children.if recent history is any indicator, however, that hope is dim. this past september the republican majority in congress caved, and sent additional funding to planned parenthood on its claim to combat zika, despite the organization’s obvious lack of resources, equipment, and expertise to even begin to address the zika outbreak beyond handing out contraception a