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Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Progressive groups and Democratic lawmakers say that the appointment must be coupled with an independent commission, similar to the 9/11 commission, "to augment the efforts of the special prosecutor and follow the evidence wherever it leads," as Common Cause president Karen Hobart put it. (Photograph: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
While many welcome the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the Russia probe as a "first step," observers warn that it is not enough to guarantee an independent, impartial investigation nor to tackle the range of possible misdeeds by President Donald Trump and his team. Mueller's appointment, announced Wednesday by Deputy...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Unwilling to let Attorney General Jeff Sessions off the hook amid the growing...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"Too much progress has been made in recent years for supporters of reform to take their foot off the gas now," said Inimai Chettiar, director of the Brennan Center's Justice Program. "It won't be easy, especially with [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions as the nation's top cop, but he increasingly stands alone." (Photo: Derek Goulet/cc/flickr)
As President Donald Trump was vowing to "restore law and order," long...