May 2, 2018

Trump threatens to use presidential powers on DOJ

President Trump in a Wednesday tweet called out the Justice Department for refusing to hand over un-redacted documents related to the Hillary Clinton email probe to Congress.

The big picture: The Justice Department has become a frequent Trump twitter target as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into campaign collusion and obstruction of justice continues. He's now hinting at using the powers of his office to take action against the Department.

Flashback: Conservative allies of the president in Congress have drafted articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russia probe, to which Rosenstein responded, "the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted."

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