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Bob Mueller’s office requests wide array of documents from Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office made a sweeping document request from the Justice Department regarding the investigation as to whether President Donald Trump’s attempts to halt investigations into his administration constitute the crime of obstruction of justice, said ABC News on Sunday night.

The request reportedly includes any and all documents and emails related to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and the decision by Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

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A source who has not seen the request but was informed about it told ABC that the directive was issued within the last month and marked the first request for documents from the Justice Department — which is the governmental body overseeing the investigation.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein played key roles in Comey’s removal. And Sessions has since faced withering criticism from Trump over his recusal and Rosenstein’s subsequent appointment of Mueller,” wrote Mike Levine.

Sessions told lawmakers in October that he intends to cooperate fully with Mueller, but critics say that his multiple testimonies before Congress about the Russia investigation are full of contradictions and outright lies.

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Former FBI agent explains why Trump just opened himself to more legal problems

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Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa explained that the recent revelations that President Donald Trump made a promise to a foreign leader that made an intelligence official uncomfortable enough to declare themselves a whistleblower.

Rangapp explained that the President has a fairly wide latitude to conduct foreign affairs as he sees fit. But "when it comes to the 'outside world,' the President represents the sovereign: He is basically the voice of the United States and can negotiate with world leaders on its behalf."

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New York cop who became El Chapo’s security guard arrested for selling cocaine and taking bribes

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A New York cop is being prosecuted after he was outed for selling cocaine and taking bribes after he went to work for drug kingpin El Chapo.

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Officer Ishmael Bailey had his bail set at $50,000 after he was arrested and arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. He was charged with possession and sale of narcotics, conspiracy, bribe receiving as a public servant and failing to perform duties as a public servant.

Lawyer Jeff Cohen argued that Bailey had two children and had to pay child support. The lawyer explained that Bailey “does understand the severity of his charges.”

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A veteran teacher explains why Trump is incapable of learning

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While dyslexia has been mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational to his inability to learn and grow while in office—and also as a way to link disparate troubling elements in his makeup.

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