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U.S. Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become the latest senior Trump administration official to hire a private attorney, a Justice Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Trump fires acting attorney general who defied him on travel ban

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday fired the acting attorney general, a holdover from the Obama administration, after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend his controversial executive order on immigration.

Swiss attorney general blasts investigation into handling of FIFA probe

BERN (Reuters) - Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber on Friday called a disciplinary probe into his conduct in a soccer corruption investigation an attack on his office's independence.

Factbox - Five things Attorney General Barr revealed about the Mueller report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr held a news conference on Thursday to provide his account of how he handled Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Peru attorney general reverses decision on graft probe

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru Attorney General Pedro Chavarry on Wednesday reappointed two lead prosecutors he had dismissed from a high-profile graft probe after the decision sparked widespread opposition and a threat by President Martin Vizcarra to suspend him.

El Salvador's politicians deny attorney general second term

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's legislative assembly on Friday denied Attorney General Douglas Melendez a second term, after he pursued tough anti-corruption investigations and put a former president in prison.

Trump and deputy attorney general Rosenstein delay meeting to next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the probe into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, agreed to delay a planned meeting until next week so as not to interfere with a Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the White House said on Thursday.

U.S. Attorney General curbs asylum for immigrant victims of violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman raped and beaten by her former husband.

Pressure builds on U.S. attorney general Sessions as Trump pours on blame

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump lashed out at U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, directly blaming him for allowing a probe into possible collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia to overshadow his presidency for more than a year.

Former Thai PM Thaksin to be charged with royal insult - attorney general

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be charged with royal insult and computer crimes, the junta's attorney general said on Friday, a day after a court issued a second arrest warrant for his sister.