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Trump’s top federal prosecutors are overwhelmingly white men (access required)

The nation’s top federal prosecutors have become less diverse under President Donald Trump than under his three predecessors, leaving white men overwhelmingly in charge at a time of national demonstrations over racial inequality and the fairness of the criminal justice system.

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Ex-judge says push to dismiss Flynn case is abuse of power (access required)

A former federal judge appointed to review the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn said there was evidence of a “gross abuse” of prosecutorial power and that the request should be denied.

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Justice Dept dropping Flynn’s criminal case (access required)

The Justice Department on Thursday said it is dropping the criminal case against President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, abandoning a prosecution that became a rallying cry for the president and his supporters in attacking the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation.

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Judge halts scheduled executions, says Barr proposal violates law (access required)

WASHINGTON — A federal judge late Wednesday halted the four scheduled federal executions, finding that Attorney General William Barr’s July proposal seeking to resume the death penalty after a 16-year moratorium appears to be at odds with federal law. The ...

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Going after investigators: Criminal review of Russia probe is launched (access required)

WASHINGTON — Investigating the investigators, the Justice Department has shifted its scrutiny of the government’s Trump-Russia review to a criminal probe, a person familiar with the matter says. It’s raising Democrats’ concerns that President Donald Trump may be using federal ...

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John Dean calls Mueller report a ‘road map’ for Trump probe (access required)

The Justice Department has agreed to turn over some of the underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including files used to assess whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Monday.

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Trump moves to escalate the investigation of intel agencies (access required)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multiyear probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. Former intelligence officials ...

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