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Andrea Noble

Andrea Noble is a crime and public safety reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sessions will testify in open hearing before Senate intelligence committee

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify publicly Tuesday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where lawmakers are eager to ask him about his interactions with Russian officials and his recusal from the investigation into Moscow's interference in the presidential election. Published June 12, 2017

Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, speaks at a town hall meeting in Greenfield, Iowa, on June 2, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Republican senator slams DOJ opinion hindering Dems' oversight requests

A top Republican senator offered withering criticism of a recent legal opinion from the Justice Department, which concluded the Trump administration has no legal obligation to respond to requests for information made by individuals members of Congress, including ranking Democrats. Published June 9, 2017

As the Obama administration's attorney general, Loretta E. Lynch suggested language that closely mirrored what the Clinton campaign was using, fired FBI Director James B. Comey testified on Thursday. (Associated Press/File)

Comey cracks credibility of Lynch on Clinton email case

In one fell swoop, former FBI Director James B. Comey chipped away Thursday at the credibility of two of his former bosses, saying Obama administration Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation deeply concerned him and raising the specter that there may be more to the story of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' problematic ties to Russia. Published June 8, 2017

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey is likely to stay away from interference in an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the November presidential election. (Associated Press/File)

Russia's role in election likely to remain a mystery after Comey testifies

While former FBI Director James B. Comey intends to speak at length about his strange and strained relationship with President Trump when he testifies before Congress on Thursday, former bureau officials said he is unlikely to shed new light on the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and any links with members of the Trump campaign. Published June 7, 2017

Christopher Wray named as Trump's FBI director nominee

President Trump announced Wednesday that he will nominate Christopher A. Wray, a white-collar criminal defense attorney who led Justice Department's Criminal Division under President George W. Bush, as the next FBI director. Published June 7, 2017

President Donald Trump gestures after speaking to members of the media aboard Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on May 13, 2017. Trump is traveling to Lynchburg, Va., to give the commence address for the Class of 2017 at Liberty University. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Trump's tweets threaten legal defense of travel ban

President Trump made his administration's defense of his proposed travel ban tougher Monday, legal analysts said, after a series of early-morning tweets blasting his own attorneys and their defense of what he called a "watered down" and "politically correct" executive order. Published June 5, 2017

A placard for the Department of Justice's press briefing room is shown here. (Daily Chronic) []

'Sanctuary cities' have until end of June to comply

Jurisdictions put on notice by the Trump Administration that they must prove compliance with federal immigration laws or risk losing some federal grants have until the month's end to submit such documentation. Published June 1, 2017

Detroit Police Chief James Craig, left, speaks at a press conference where he and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, right, announced felony charges for Nheru G. Littleton, 40 of Detroit, for making threats against the lives of police officers via social media, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters. (Tanya Moutzalias/The Ann Arbor via AP)

Court stalls case against man who made Facebook threats on cops

The Michigan Supreme Court intervened to delay the trial of a Detroit man who faces terrorism-related charges after he was accused of threatening police officers on Facebook — giving the high court time to consider claims that the case should be tossed out because the online posts are protected under the First Amendment. Published May 31, 2017