Tag: Sessions, Jefferson B III

The Daily Northwestern Apologizes to Student Protesters for Reporting

Editors at Northwestern University’s campus newspaper apologized on Sunday for its coverage of student demonstrators, which they said was invasive and “hurt students,” spurring a swift backlash from professional journalists and a broader reckoning over reporting practices and diversity in newsrooms. The publication, The Daily Northwestern, covers both the university and the surrounding community in […]

Read More

Jeff Sessions, Praising Trump, Formally Announces Senate Campaign

Jeff Sessions formally announced on Thursday that he was entering the Senate race in Alabama, a decision that will likely put him on a collision course with President Trump, who still harbors resentment toward the former attorney general a year after forcing him from office. In a statement issued just after 8 p.m., Mr. Sessions […]

Read More

The Supreme Court Confronts DACA

In the four months since the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s cynical effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the decision — which the president came dangerously close to defying — has faded from view under the weight of all that has happened since. The census will proceed next spring in […]

Read More

Jeff Sessions Will Run to Reclaim Alabama Senate Seat

WASHINGTON — Jeff Sessions, the former senator from Alabama whose tumultuous tenure as President Trump’s attorney general lasted less than two years, will enter the race to reclaim his old seat in 2020, a Republican official said. Mr. Sessions plans to announce his candidacy on Thursday. Mr. Sessions has remained largely out of the public […]

Read More

Jeff Sessions Considers Run for His Old Alabama Senate Seat

Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general whom President Trump came to loathe for his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, is considering running for his former Senate seat from Alabama, people familiar with his thinking said. Mr. Sessions, who served in the Senate for 20 years before becoming attorney general […]

Read More

Giuliani Pressed for Turkish Prisoner Swap in Oval Office Meeting

During a contentious Oval Office meeting with President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in 2017, Rudolph W. Giuliani pressed for help in securing the release of a jailed client, an Iranian-Turkish gold trader, as part of a potential prisoner swap with Turkey. The request by Mr. Giuliani provoked an immediate objection from Mr. […]

Read More

Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The New York Times investigated how Cordelia Scaife May, an heiress to the Mellon family’s banking and industrial fortune, used her wealth to sow the seeds of the modern anti-immigration movement — and of Trump administration […]

Read More

Inmates Freed as Justice Dept. Tries to Clear Hurdles of New Law

WASHINGTON — More than 3,000 inmates were freed from federal prison on Friday as part of the Justice Department’s implementation of the sweeping bipartisan criminal justice overhaul that President Trump signed into law late last year. The department has faced sharp criticism over its execution of the act. The partial government shutdown in January stymied […]

Read More

House Democrats Subpoena a Who’s Who of Mueller Witnesses

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a dozen new subpoenas targeting a who’s who of witnesses cited in Robert S. Mueller III’s report as Democrats sought to elevate their showdown with President Trump over episodes of possible obstruction of justice documented by the special counsel. The panel also approved a separate group […]

Read More

The Supreme Court Isn’t as Naïve as Trump Hoped

The Supreme Court affirmed a basic rule of the operation of government on Thursday: Federal agencies have to give believable reasons for the actions they take. The justices applied that rule to stop the Trump administration, at least for now, from wrecking the 2020 census. The decision in Department of Commerce v. New York shouldn’t […]

Read More

Trump Shrugs Off Killing of Khashoggi by Saudi Agents, Saying Saudi Arabia Is an Important Trading Partner

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday shrugged off the brutal dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, just days after a United Nations report described how a team of Saudi assassins called Mr. Khashoggi a “sacrificial animal” before his murder. The U.N. report urged an F.B.I. investigation into the slaying. But in an interview […]

Read More

At Long Last, a Measure of Justice for Some Drug Offenders

New data about the effects of the First Step Act, a bipartisan prison reform bill that President Trump signed into law in December, is showing that past injustices can be corrected, even in the most politically polarized of times. Last week, the United States Sentencing Commission, an independent agency that advises federal judges on carrying […]

Read More

The Mueller Report Is 448 Pages Long. You Need to Know These 7 Key Things.

ImageTelevision reporters in front of the Justice Department on Thursday.CreditGabriella Demczuk for The New York Times The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, produced a report of more than 400 pages that painted a deeply unflattering picture of President Trump but stopped short of accusing him of criminal wrongdoing. Here are seven takeaways. 1. Trump […]

Read More