- Donald Trump met Rod Rosenstein and Chris Wray at the White House, and the DOJ officials agreed to ask the Inspector General to look for irregularities in how the DOJ and FBI investigated Trump’s campaign. Trump could have ordered a U.S. attorney (preferably one stationed far away from Washington, D.C.) to open a criminal investigation into the matter, but he didn’t. Andrew McCarthy argues that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should ordered both an IG investigation and a criminal investigation.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, told the Justice Department to make Mr. Ohr available for a transcribed interview and also demanded all of his emails, phone logs and text messages that could shed light on what steps he took to get anti-Trump information in front of FBI agents during the 2016 campaign.
Grassley is also asking Rod Rosenstein questions about how he appointed Robert Mueller as a special counsel.
Nicolas Maduro won re-election as Venezuela’s president, and the U.S. responded by imposing more sanctions.
A Turkish court sentenced 104 people to life in prison for their alleged involvement in the 2016 coup attempt.
Another 21 people were given 20 years in prison for insulting the president, while 31 others were sentenced to 10 years and six months for “membership of a terrorist organization”, Hurriyet said.