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Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes

Michigan’s attorney general sued Thursday to shut down twin 66-year-old oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an “unacceptable risk” and the state cannot wait five to 10 years for Enbridge Inc. to build a tunnel to house replacement pipes running through the Straits of Mackinac.

As bishops gather, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church

Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse this month, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at dozens of archdioceses.

Attorney general threatens Idaho County officials

The Idaho County commissioners face a threat of criminal prosecution by the state attorney general if the board does not begin work on a comprehensive land-use plan and zoning ordinance within a month.

Barr working with intel chiefs on Russia review

Attorney General William Barr is working with CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to examine intelligence methods used during the Russia investigation

FBI chief: No evidence of illegal spying on Trump campaign

FBI Director Chris Wray said Tuesday that he does not consider court-approved FBI surveillance to be “spying” and said he has no evidence the FBI illegally monitored President Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election.

Democrats set contempt vote for Barr over Mueller report

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday scheduled a vote this week to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the battle between the Democrat-led House and President Donald Trump over special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Barr besieged by allegations of being president’s protector

Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing last January, but now he’s under fire, accused of lying and working to protect rather than investigate the president.

Barr, Mueller trade barbs as Russia probe rift goes public

Attorney General William Barr defended his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report on Wednesday amid new revelations that Mueller expressed frustration to Barr about how the attorney general was portraying the investigation’s findings.