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U.S. Justice Department denies exploring extradition of Erdogan foe to appease Turkey

7:44pm GMT

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Friday denied that it was planning an extradition deal designed to persuade the Turkish president to ease off on a probe over the killing of a journalist in an Istanbul embassy.

House Republican to subpoena ex-FBI director Comey, former AG Lynch

7:39pm GMT

WASHINGTON The outgoing chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is planning to issue subpoenas compelling former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to be deposed about their decision-making ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a U.S. House Democratic aide told Reuters on Friday.

Prosecutors in talks with accused Russian agent to resolve case - filing

6:46pm GMT

WASHINGTON Prosecutors and defence lawyers are in talks potentially to resolve a criminal case accusing gun-rights activist Maria Butina of acting as a Russian agent to infiltrate a pro-gun rights organisation in the United States and influence U.S. foreign policy toward Russia.

Trump endorses U.S. House prison reform bill

15 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON (This November 14 adds "original" to second paragraph to distinguish bill from predecessor; deletes paragraph 3 to remove reference to not including sentencing overhaul; adds detail on new version in paragraph 3.)

U.S. judge refuses Russian firm's bid to dismiss Mueller indictment

15 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss criminal charges against a Russian company accused by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller of funding a propaganda operation to sway the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favour.

Manafort business partner Gates still assisting with Mueller probe -filing

14 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON Rick Gates, a former business partner of President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is still cooperating with several ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

Justice Department calls Trump appointment of Whitaker lawful

14 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general to replace the ousted Jeff Sessions, rejecting the views of critics that the move ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution and federal law.

Maryland goes to court to challenge Trump's attorney general pick

13 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The state of Maryland launched a court challenge on Tuesday to the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting U.S. attorney general, saying the president overstepped his constitutional authority and broke federal law.

Maryland files legal challenge to Acting U.S. Attorney General appointment

13 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 Maryland became the first state on Tuesday to ask a federal judge to decide whether or not Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was legally appointed by President Donald Trump, according to a court filing.

U.S. Acting Attorney General will consult with ethics officials on possible recusals

13 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will consult with ethics officials about any matters that could require him to recuse himself, the Justice Department said on Monday, after critics called on him to step aside from overseeing a Special Counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. | Video

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