Justice Department

UPDATED: Leahy looking into motivations for Comey firing

In the letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Leahy requested specific details about the circumstances surrounding Comey’s request to expand the Russian probe.

Emails reveal FBI, Justice probe of Burlington College

“I think we need to make sure there is nothing significant to our federal investigation” before allowing college records to be destroyed, a criminal lawyer for the U.S. attorney wrote in December.

Leahy joins call for special prosecutor in Russia-Trump probe

The senator invoked Watergate in noting that the deputy attorney general nominee “will be in charge of an active criminal investigation into a sitting president’s campaign and administration.”

Leahy joins proxy war over Russia’s role in election

Democrats pressed the issue of a potential investigation during confirmation hearings Tuesday for two top assistants to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Leahy presses as Sessions declares commitment to civil rights

The Vermonter pushed the would-be attorney general to vow to uphold key rights laws he had not supported as an Alabama senator, including two Leahy sponsored.