Stories tagged: attorney general
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
Trump pays $2 million in damages ordered by judge over misuse of charity funds, according to New York attorney general
President Donald Trump has paid $2 million in court-ordered damages for misusing funds in a tax-exempt charity he controlled, the New York Attorney General said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019
Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
President Donald Trump on Thursday denied a report that he wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference to declare he broke no laws during a July phone …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce that he is entering the race for his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans said …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
A state-level antitrust investigation into Facebook now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
In written testimony filed Friday with the state Utilities and Transportation Commission, Ferguson argued that Avista should refund customers for overcharges between January 2016 and April 2018, and urged the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and 10 other large phone companies have struck an agreement with 51 attorneys general to enact technology to block robocalls before they reach consumers.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
Inslee’s pursuit of a third term was not unexpected, and the governor has a little less than $1.2 million left in his presidential campaign that could be transferred to his …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
Washington state joins challenge of Attorney General William Barr’s bid to give himself more authority in deciding whether to deport immigrants with criminal convictions.
Thu., June 27, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019
A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019
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
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019
Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children’s products
More than 15,000 people bought school supplies and jewelry geared for young children that contained dangerous levels of lead and cadmium on Amazon in 2017 and 2018, according to an …
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019
President Donald Trump and his attorney general are distorting the facts when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the Russia investigation.
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he believes “spying did occur” on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled and aligning himself …
UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019
House Democrats pressed the Justice Department Monday to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to “move on” from the Russia …
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019
Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his Russia-Trump investigation with no new indictments
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
Israel’s attorney general on Thursday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery and breach of trust in a series of corruption cases, a momentous move that shook up Israel’s …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks smoking age, marijuana, guns and Donald Trump in podcast
Ferguson said he’s confident the Washington Legislature will pass a bill this session increasing the legal smoking age to 21 and is eyeing a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general.
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019
The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019
The House Judiciary Committee has approved a tentative subpoena for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in an effort to ensure he appears at a hearing Friday and answers questions.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America’s biggest problems – violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The “Age of Aquarius,” …
Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
The new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that attorney general nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russia …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019
President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, once advised that a president didn’t need Congress’ permission to attack Iraq, that the U.S. could arrest a foreign dictator and …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker chose not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation even though a top Justice Department ethics official advised him to step aside out of an …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
A senior Justice Department ethics official concluded acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker should recuse himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe examining President Donald Trump, but advisers to Whitaker …