Not even three months into his term as attorney general, William Barr is the focal point of a struggle between the two branches of government that is described as “emotionally charged as any in decades.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused him of lying to Congress.
The expected indictment stems from work Gregory Craig did with GOP lobbyist Paul Manafort on behalf of the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice in 2012 after ending his tenure as White House counsel for President Barack Obama.
“There’s no place we can call safe,” said former police superintendent Garry McCarthy, one of 14 people running to succeed two-term Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Many voters are demanding that the city’s next leader overhaul its troubled police force.
The controversial lobbyist and political strategist was charged in connection with his communications with WikiLeaks, the organization behind the release of thousands of stolen Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign.
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and President Trump, engaged in an ongoing political drama, will travel together on Monday to a convention of police chiefs in Orlando, although it’s not clear that the trip will include their much-discussed sit-down.
“This was men against women, right against left, a cascade of recriminations, explosions of anger, hours of tears and sobs,” writes Marc Fisher of the Washington Post. “A hearing that was supposed to bring clarity instead erupted in thunderclaps from the nation’s built-up tensions over how the sexes are supposed to behave with each other.”
In an editorial, the newspaper says Cruz is using “scaremongering and race-baiting” in his reelection campaign. It says, “He has targeted otherwise bipartisan rhetoric about criminal justice reform as the subject for convenient campaign season attacks.”
Robert McCulloch’s 28-year run as county prosecutor came to a stunning end Tuesday when he lost in a landslide to a Ferguson, Mo., councilman, Wesley Bell. McCulloch had been criticized for his handling of a 2014 police shooting that drew national attention.