LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer says a 61-year-old Las Vegas man will appeal his conviction and five-year federal prison sentence for illegally growing marijuana in Oregon and selling it in...
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be among the coterie of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee suggested on Wednesday that former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may have had conversations with President Donald Trump...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker returning to Capitol Hill (all times local):
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will meet behind closed doors with leaders of the House Judiciary Committee to clarify testimony he gave last month.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has left the Justice Department.
Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec says Whitaker's last day was...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will return to Capitol Hill to clarify testimony he gave earlier this...
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 career: how...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker remains at the Justice Department, but in a very different role.
Whitaker, who last week appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, now works as a senior counselor in the office of the associate attorney general. That office oversees the Justice Department's civil litigation as well as matters including civil rights, environmental and antitrust.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Wednesday that many of the answers that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker gave his committee in a hearing last week were "unsatisfactory, incomplete or contradicted by other evidence," and he is asking for further clarification.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has "not interfered in any way" in the special counsel's Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tick-tock.
Time seemed to be on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's mind Friday when House Democrats trained their new oversight powers on his stewardship of the Trump administration's Justice Department. That's at least in part because his stewardship began in November with Jeff Sessions' resignation and could end next week if the Senate confirms William Barr to the post.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appearance before a House committee (all times local):
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has declined to answer a question about whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is a "witch hunt."
Whitaker: ‘I have not interfered’ in Mueller probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday as scheduled, ending a day's worth of uncertainty over whether he would appear.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker (all times local):
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will appear before the panel Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr's nomination for attorney general along party lines Thursday, with Republicans praising his credentials and Democrats questioning how transparent he'll be once special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation concludes.
The vote now heads to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed in a vote as soon as next week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the House Judiciary Committee says he will hold a vote Thursday to approve a subpoena for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker just in case he doesn't show up for scheduled testimony a day later.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., says he is holding the vote "in an abundance of caution" to ensure that Whitaker appears and "answers our questions cleanly."
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it's "totally up to" his attorney general whether the public gets to read special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report.
Trump was asked on CBS' "Face the Nation" whether he'd have a problem with a public release. He said: "I don't know. It depends. I have no idea what it's going to say."
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said last week the probe is "close to being completed."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers appear increasingly nervous that Congress and the public won't see a full report when special counsel Robert Mueller is finished with his Russia probe, including what the investigation finds about President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel's Russia probe is "close to being completed," the acting attorney general said in the first official sign that the investigation may be wrapping up.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's comments Monday were a departure for the Justice Department, which rarely comments on the state of the investigation into whether President Donald Trump's campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Whitaker: Mueller probe ‘close to being complete’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 8, appearing as one of the new Democratic majority's first witnesses as they seek to provide more stringent oversight of President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to be drawn into a dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the acting U.S. attorney general.
The justices on Monday rejected an appeal in a case dealing with gun rights that also included a challenge to President Donald Trump's appointment of Whitaker to temporarily lead the Justice Department.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three Senate Democrats who filed a lawsuit arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional say the Trump administration is using the partial government shutdown to delay the case.
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii filed a legal brief Friday opposing a motion by the administration asking the court to stay the case because of the shutdown.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said attorney general nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russia investigation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 "abundance of caution," a senior official said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday banned bump stocks, the firearm attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and were used during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The regulation gives gun owners until late March to turn in or destroy the devices. After that, it will be illegal to possess them under the same federal laws that prohibit machine guns.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he welcomes the Trump administration's move to officially ban gun bump stocks, but believes legislation is still needed.
The Democrat on Tuesday said he'll "continue to call for a vote" in Congress to prohibit the devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms. Blumenthal says the nation needs "clear and certain protection that can only come from legislation banning these devices for good."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is defending the Trump administration's stricter immigration policies and decrying federal judges attempting to block many of them.
During a Texas visit Tuesday, Whitaker praised a crackdown aimed at drastically reducing the number of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally then seek asylum because of fears of violence or persecution back home.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House chief of staff (all times local):
As President Donald Trump ponders picking a new chief of staff, more names are emerging as possible contenders for the job.
A person familiar with Trumps' thinking tells The Associated Press that among the four people being considered by Trump are the White House budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, and a Republican congressman from North Carolina, Mark Meadows.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to visit Missouri for a conference on crime.
According to the White House, Trump will speak Friday at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is among U.S. Department of Justice leaders slated to speak at the conference. The White House says the event is expected to draw hundreds of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and others focused on cutting back on crime.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. government is allocating nearly $17 million to help people affected by the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that became the deadliest in the nation's modern history, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Friday.
The money from the Justice Department will defray costs of counseling, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery and legal aid for thousands of people affected by the Oct. 1, 2017, massacre, Whitaker said in Cincinnati.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in January.
Democratic Reps. Jerrold Nadler of New York and Elijah Cummings of Maryland say they spoke to Whitaker Friday and he agreed to testify "at a mutually agreeable date."
Nadler is expected head the Judiciary panel and Cummings is expected to head the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee when Democrats take the House majority next year.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has joined a group of attorneys general who are challenging President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new acting U.S. attorney general.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has swung through Tennessee to laud the approach being taken against the opioid epidemic by the Trump administration.
Whitaker read from prepared remarks alongside Tennessee's U.S. attorneys Thursday in Nashville. He steered clear of discussing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and Russian ties to Trump's campaign, a probe Whitaker has criticized.