This week’s podcast features two stories about Jane Sanders’ leadership at Burlington College: a land deal that has sparked a federal investigation, and an arrangement with her daughter’s woodworking school.
Sen. Patrick Leahy is taking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to task for failing to testify about the Justice Department budget. Leahy wants to ask about Sessions’ contacts with Russian officials.
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.
“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.
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.”
Democrats pressed the issue of a potential investigation during confirmation hearings Tuesday for two top assistants to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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.