Amid mounting pressure, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Thursday that he is recusing himself from an F.B.I. investigation into the alleged Russian interference in America’s 2016 presidential elections.
A media report claimed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Russian ambassador the U.S. twice during the presidential campaign but did not disclose this fact during the confirmation hearing in January.
In his first speech to Congress on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump departed from his customary hostile rhetoric, adopting a measured tone with a softer stance on immigration while attacking the Obama legacy.
U.S. President Donald Trump, who left Sweden bewildered by referring to a non-existent terror strike in the Nordic nation, explained on Monday that his remarks were in reference to a Fox News program on Friday night.
As damning reports over former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s links with Russia continue to surface, leading members of the Republican Party called for a wider investigation into the matter.
With a 3-0 unanimous ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the government failed to furnish the proof of terror threat to justify restoring the ban that denies U.S. entry to people from seven mainly Muslim countries.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, who faced a series of divisive hearings over his controversial record on racism and civil rights, was eventually confirmed as attorney general by a deeply fragmented U.S. Senate.
The U.S. justice department, in a hearing at an appeals court on Monday, defended President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on immigrants from seven mainly-Muslim countries, describing it as a “lawful” exercise.