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

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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

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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?

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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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