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World 01 Mar 2019 | 2:09 AM

Factbox - A scorecard of key players in U.S. special counsel Russia probe

(Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other U.S. prosecutors have been investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russia and whether the president unlawfully tried to obstruct the inquiry.

World 27 Feb 2019 | 8:16 PM

Factbox: Smoke or fire? Contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

(Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other U.S. prosecutors have been investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russia. Trump and Moscow have denied any collusion.

Nation 18 Feb 2019 | 9:42 AM

Court to decide Wednesday (Feb 20) bid by Najib, Muhammad Shafee to recuse Gopal Sri Ram from heading prosecution

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has fixed this Wednesday (Feb 20) to decide on a leave application filed by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah in their bid to recuse Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution in their cases.

World 08 Feb 2019 | 4:20 PM

Acting U.S. attorney general will testify before House panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has agreed to testify on Friday before the House Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said on Thursday, after he threatened to not show up following the panel's warning that it could subpoena him.

World 29 Jan 2019 | 5:36 AM

U.S. attorney general pick says he has discussed Mueller probe with Pence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, told U.S. lawmakers in comments released on Monday that while he has never spoken about the substance of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation with Trump, he has discussed it in broad terms with Vice President Mike Pence.

World 15 Jan 2019 | 11:22 PM

Trump's pick for U.S. attorney general says he will not 'be bullied' by anybody

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. attorney general, William Barr, told lawmakers on Tuesday he would protect a federal probe into Russian election meddling from political pressure, stressing he would bring independence to the job and not shy away from breaking ranks with the administration.

Nation 10 Jan 2019 | 6:34 AM

Bid to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram: AG's Chambers raises objection

KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) has raised a preliminary objection against an application for leave, filed by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah separately, to initiate a judicial review to disqualify Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution in their cases.

Nation 18 Dec 2018 | 6:31 AM

Shafee doesn’t want Gopal Sri Ram prosecuting him, applies for recusal

KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah has filed an application to recuse lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from heading the prosecution team in his money-laundering case involving RM9.5mil.

World 14 Nov 2018 | 11:13 PM

U.S. Justice Department says Trump has power to name Whitaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general after critics called the move unlawful, asserting that he has the authority to replace the fired Jeff Sessions outside of the department's usual line of succession.

World 14 Nov 2018 | 4:36 AM

Factbox - Was Trump's appointment of Whitaker lawful?

(Reuters) - Since President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting U.S. attorney general last week, questions regarding the legitimacy of Whitaker's authority have escalated.