Analysis

With AG Swap, Trump Invites Showdown Over Mueller Probe

Law360 (November 7, 2018, 10:37 PM EST) -- The Trump administration's decision to name a fervent critic of the Russia probe to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions — who had recused himself from the investigation — led to cries of a constitutional crisis Wednesday, setting the stage for a conflict between the executive branch and the incoming Democratic U.S. House of Representatives.

President Donald Trump's new pick for Attorney General could undermine the Russia probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, above, Democrats say. (AP)

Current minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., poised to return to her position as Speaker of the House, and fellow California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein,...

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