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New York state attorney general resigns after report he abused women

(Reuters) - New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on Monday after allegations of physical abuse by four women were reported in an article in the New Yorker magazine.

Senate confirms Holder as U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate confirmed Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general on Monday, putting him in position to oversee President Barack Obama's plans to overhaul U.S. legal policy in the war on terrorism.

U.S. Senate confirms Mukasey as U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general on Thursday, setting aside concerns he might support interrogation methods decried worldwide as torture.

U.S. Senate confirms Mukasey as U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general on Thursday, setting aside concerns he might support interrogation methods decried worldwide as torture.

Letter from U.S. attorney general to Congress on Mueller report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday summarizing a report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election:

Letter from U.S. attorney general to lawmakers on Mueller report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to the heads of the Senate and House of Representatives Judiciary committees after Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed in a report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election:

U.S. attorney general faces daunting decision on release of Russia report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Newly installed U.S. Attorney General William Barr must walk a political and legal tightrope in deciding how much of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's role in the 2016 election to disclose, balancing competing demands from President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats, legal experts said.

Democrats warn Trump on ouster of U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew immediate criticism from Democrats who warned Trump against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

U.S. Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday brushed off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Justice Department's Russia investigation, saying he loved his job and planned to continue serving.

Senator's loyalty to Trump rewarded with attorney general nod

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump on Friday named his earliest and staunchest supporter in the Senate, conservative Republican Jeff Sessions, to become the next U.S. attorney general, triggering an outcry from civil rights groups as well as some conservatives outside Congress who are uneasy about Sessions' positions.