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Stephen Dinan can be reached at sdinan@washingtontimes.com.

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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)

Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's efforts to shape the FBI's investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee's chairman announced Friday. Published June 23, 2017

A police officer enters California Investment Immigration Fund in San Gabriel, Calif., Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Federal authorities on Wednesday raided the Los Angeles-area business they say cheated a U.S. government visa program to obtain green cards for wealthy Chinese investors. (AP Photo/Rich Vogel

1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers: Audit

Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else's legal identity, and the IRS doesn't do a very good job of letting those American citizens and illegal immigrants know they're being impersonated, the tax agency's inspector general said in a new report released Thursday. Published June 22, 2017

Eric C. Conn, seen here in a photo issued by the FBI, is accused of attempting to bilk the federal government with more than $500 million worth of bogus Social Security disability applications.

Conn disability fraud victims now face new scam

Not only did an unscrupulous lawyer file bogus disability applications for them, but now some clients of Eric C. Conn are the targets of a phone scam looking to bilk them out of more money, federal officials said Wednesday. Published June 21, 2017

DHS will grant more seasonal visas, number still uncertain

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly has decided to issue a "limited number" of seasonal guest worker visas, the department announced Wednesday, though they still don't have a total and won't begin to issue them until late July. Published June 21, 2017

The Supreme Court in Washington is seen here on April 4, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Supreme Court to hear major political redistricting case

The Supreme Court added another thorny political case to its docket next term, agreeing Monday to rule on whether Wisconsin's legislative districts are so politically loaded that they violate the Constitution. Published June 19, 2017

Trump's immigration policies keep advocates on their toes

President Trump has confounded immigrant-rights advocates, who weren't quite sure how to react last week after his Homeland Security secretary nixed a potential deportation amnesty for 4 million people, but left in place the 2012 amnesty that has allowed nearly 800,000 Dreamers to live and work in the country free of fear of deportation. Published June 18, 2017