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Rachel Brand in March 2017.

A top Justice Department attorney quit because she was reportedly afraid she would be forced to oversee the Russia investigation

The number 3 official at the department feared that if Trump fired deputy attorney general, she would have to take over the oversight of the Russia probe.
Rachel Brand.

The person next in line to oversee the Mueller investigation suddenly stepped down

As associate attorney general, Rachel Brand would have been the next in line to oversee the Russia investigation if Rod Rosenstein left the department.
Jeff Sessions.

Jeff Sessions praised Rod Rosenstein before the Devin Nunes memo was released

Sessions said during a scheduled event at the Justice Department that Rosenstein represent the kind of quality and leadership that we want in the department.

The White House lawyer who refused to fire Mueller has been a central figure in Trump’s efforts to control the Russia investigation

Don McGahn has been involved in several of Trump's most high-profile moves in the Russia investigation, including the firing of James Comey.

The Russia investigation is reaching a pivotal moment and it looks like it’s closing in on Trump

This week has made it clear that Robert Mueller is pursuing an obstruction of justice case against Trump — and his team is closing in fast.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks on the U.S. system for asylum-seekers at the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Falls Church, Virginia, U.S. October 12, 2017.

Mueller’s team grilled Jeff Sessions for hours

Robert Mueller's office sat down with Jeff Sessions for several hours last week for a wide-ranging interview, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

FBI director reportedly threatened to resign after being pressured to fire his deputy

After learning how upset the FBI director was, the White House reportedly decided to back off a little.
Jeff Sessions.

An FBI official booted from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump texts exchanged more than 50,000 messages with an FBI lawyer

The revelation comes on the same day it was revealed that the FBI failed to preserve five months worth of text messages between the two former FBI officials.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Judiciary oversight hearing on the Justice Department on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2017

It looks like Jeff Sessions is taking Trump’s cues to clean house at the FBI

Jeff Sessions is pushing FBI director Chris Wray to oust two key officials who are privy to critical events in the Russia investigation.
People protest to call for a new DREAM Act to replace DACA in Los Angeles, California U.S. January 17, 2018.

‘Dreamers’ are at the heart of the government shutdown — here’s everything you need to know about the program protecting them

Congress is on the verge of a government shutdown, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a major sticking point in the negotiations.