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Trump’s lawyer calls for a special counsel investigation of alleged corruption at FBI and Justice Department


Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, introduces Republican presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush during a presidential candidate forum at Regent University in Virginia Beach, on Oct. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) One of President Trump’s personal lawyers called Tuesday for a special counsel …

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In Franken’s wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign


Multiple women have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct over the years. (Evan Vucci/AP) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual-harassment scandals has driven out some members of Congress. Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper …

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Can the president obstruct justice?


One of President Trump’s private lawyers, John Dowd, made a bold claim Monday that a president cannot be found guilty of obstruction of justice. The statement raised a lot of questions for legal experts when it comes to laws applying to the American presidency: Can a president obstruct justice? Or is …

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