Department of Justice
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are swiftly moving forward with calls to set up a special counsel to investigate the 2016 election, but focus exclusively on the actions of officials in the Barack Obama administration — including Attorney General Loretta Lynch — and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump's war of words against his attorney general and one-time ally Jeff Sessions escalated on July 24, raising speculation the president may be preparing the ground to replace him.
Trump and his advisers are in fact talking about the possibility of replacing Sessions, The Washington Post reported on July 24 in the evening, quoting people familiar with these discussions.
Senior members of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX), Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA), and Representatives Jim Costa (D-CA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) condemned Turkish President Erdogan’s violent crackdown – both in Turkey and the U.S.
U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to lead the FBI is a white-collar defense lawyer with a strong law enforcement background. But in Turkey the nomination of Christopher Wray has raised eyebrows, with Turkish media reporting his previous involvement in helping Bank Asya, linked to the movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, open its gates to international markets.