WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on an inspector general report that criticizes the FBI and Justice Department (all times local):
Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 U.S. Justice Department official who has come under criticism from President Donald Trump, picked up a legal victory for Trump's administration at the Supreme Court on Monday in the first case he ever argued there. In a 5-3 ruling in favor of the administration, the high court rejected convicted drug dealer Adaucto Chavez-Meza's bid to reduce his sentence by six months. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein's 30-minute oral argument in April was a break from his regular job, which includes overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 U.S. election.
By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration, escalating its fight with so-called sanctuary cities, asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to narrow a lower court's nationwide order preventing the federal government from denying public safety grants to municipalities that limit cooperation on immigration enforcement. The Justice Department asked the high court to make the injunction issued by a federal judge in Chicago cover only that city and not the entire country. Republican President Donald Trump's administration has gone on an offensive against Democratic-governed cities and states that protect illegal immigrants as part of his hard-line immigration policies.
Melania Trump makes her first public comments about a Trump administration policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the border.
House oversight committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) threatened on Sunday to