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Thursday News: With Sessions Out, Trump Lackey in Place, “The Justice...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Thursday, November 8.  Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general...

Rod Rosenstein’s Dilemma

"The Constitutional Crisis is Here" reads the title of the recent column by Eugene Robinson in the Washington Post. Robinson's piece concerns President Trump's "demand" that...

Monday News: Trump’s Attacks on DoJ “In Many Ways Unprecedented”; “Trump’s...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, May 21. Justice Dept. seeks inquiry into whether political...

I Hope Rachel Brand Isn’t Just Abandoning Her Post

Rachel Brand is leaving her job at the Justice Department. She's been # 3 there, just below Rod Rosenstein, and would ascend to Rosenstein's...

The Abomination of Trump’s Remarks on Sessions

We never have to wait long for the next display of Trump's utter unsuitability for the presidency. And fortunately, many in the major news...

Justice probe of Goldman goes beyond deals cited by SEC

is the title of this breaking story which went up on the Washington Post web site at 8:43 EDT this evening. Citing law enforcement sources, the article notes in its second graf:
The Justice Department probe began weeks ago and is essentially on a parallel track with the SEC investigation, the sources said. While prosecutors and investigators are focusing on some of the same mortgage-related transactions as the SEC, the sources said, the Justice Department has cast a wider net.

Further down we read

The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan and the FBI are conducting the criminal probe, which sources said has been underway for weeks. Sources said a decision on whether to file any charges has not been made.