Attorney GeneralJeff Sessions on Thursday rebuffed - at least for now - a call from Republican leaders to appoint a second special counsel to look into the FBI's handling of its most high-profile probes and announced that he has asked the us attorney in Utah to spearhead a broad review. But Graham said he still thinks a second special counsel should be appointed "to ensure the investigation is thorough and complete". Check back for updates.
Their requests come as President Trump and his allies have engaged in an anti-FBI campaign in apparent effort to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into his campaign's Russian Federation ties. During the Trump administration's removal of Obama holdover United States attorneys in March 2017, Huber submitted his resignation, but he was reinstated to his job via a temporary appointment by Sessions.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions takes questions during a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC on February 27, 2018.
On Wednesday, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, slammed the decision to open a review.
In the letter, Sessions said he wanted U.S. Attorney John Huber to review a variety of issues, including whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation made missteps when it sought a warrant to conduct surveillance on a former adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.
Sessions revealed in the letter that he had named US Attorney John W Huber to lead a review of issues previously raised by the lawmakers.
Democrats have said the investigations are a waste of money and time.
Sessions in November managed to deflect from making a decision on whether to formally appoint a special counsel by saying he had directed "senior federal prosecutors" to examine the Clinton-related issues, who would then "make recommendations as to whether any matters not now under investigation should be opened" and "whether any matters merit the appointment of a special counsel".
The U.S. Justice Department has charged a former Minnesota FBI agent with leaking classified information to the online news site The Intercept, Minnesota Public Radio reported on Wednesday. "T$3 he public interest requires the appointment of a special counsel". Included in that inquiry, Mr. Sessions wrote on Thursday, was the surveillance of the campaign official, Carter Page, who served as a foreign policy adviser during Mr. Trump's presidential run.
Some 200,000 people are estimated to remain in Douma, including many who fled other parts of Ghouta as regime forces advanced. Syria's pro-government Al-Watan daily reported similar terms and said the parties had three days to study the offer.
Although the Pacific Rim sequel tops the US box office in its opening weekend , it still pales in comparison to the Marvel film . You can take a look at the top 10 below, courtesy of Box Office Mojo , and check back on Tuesday for next weekend's predictions.
It needed just over three minutes to take the lead for good, with Redick making two free throws for a 66-64 edge at the 8:49 mark. Denver's struggles to defend the 3-point line on this road trip continued, with the Sixers going 13-of-28 from long range.
Apple makes up approximately 1.3% of Triangle Securities Wealth Management's holdings, making the stock its 22nd biggest position. Apple has also filed a patent past year in which the company proposed to make an iPhone which can open and close like a book.
Google is more reluctant to remove entire videos from YouTube , but has been willing to do so with terrorism-related content. The stream even caught the attention of Alex Rubens, a member of YouTube's esports content partnerships team.
Gasoline prices in Chattanooga rose by an average 7.5 cents per gallon last week, rising to the highest level so far this year. AAA attributes the surge in price to strong demand for gas, rising crude oil prices and declining gasoline inventories.
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Volvo Ocean Race organisers acknowledged the severity of the forecast and lack of light meant chances of a rescue were slim. Commodore of the club Marc Read says Mr Fisher was highly experienced and safety conscious.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has been questioned several times since the start of 2017 and is a suspect in two separate cases. Netanyahu was reportedly driven to the hospital in his normal vehicle rather than in an ambulance.
They're also trying to determine whether anyone else might be involved in Shabani's disappearance or death, he added . On March 22, San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies found Spotz in his auto in the area of the 10 and 15 Freeways.
Singapore and the Philippines , among other southeast Asian countries, have also proposed laws to clamp down on fake news. It is clear that the bill, should it be passed , is sheer overkill and an exaggeration of the problem of " fake news".
Trump floats possibility of military funding his border wall
President Trump has long said that Mexico will pay for the border wall - and Mexico has been just as insistent that it will not. Trump expressed that he made a mistake, against his own instincts, signing the agreement to avoid a government shutdown .
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The CDC recommends flu shots for those who have not gotten vaccinated while strains continue to circulate. Unfortunately, if you've already had the flu this season, you're not necessarily out of the woods.
Waymo and Jaguar to make driverless I-Pace electric SUVs
At a press conference today in New York, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced the world's first premium electric self-driving auto . He said the Uber death was very sad "as is the deaths we have every day on the road from human errors and human behaviour".
Kansas beats Duke for last spot in Final Four
Lagerald Vick added 14 points and Svi Mykhailiuk 11, including a big three that tied the game at 72 near the end of regulation. He scored 28 against Seton Hall, 17 against Clemson and all 13 of the Jayhawks' overtime points against the Blue Devils .
Australia is the latest country to expel Russian diplomats
Following this, the United Kingdom announced a series of actions in response to the poisoning and expelled 23 Russian diplomats. Prime Minister Theresa May, one of several European leaders who have experienced a strained relationship with Trump, was elated.