INTERVIEW — JOE DIGENOVA – legal analyst and former U.S. Attorney to the District of Columbia
- Sessions hearing this week: Senate Judiciary announces witnesses for Sessions confirmation hearing
- Lauderdale shooting: Federal prosecutors file charges against Santiago, he could face the death penalty
- Obama puts presidential records on ice for 12 years… A letter Obama sent to the National Archives in July authorizes Anita Breckenridge, a close aide, to convey Obama’s wishes about which of his presidential files can be made public and which should be kept under wraps for a period of time. The letter, released to POLITICO on Friday under the Freedom of Information Act, also indicates that Obama is exercising his rights to put many of those records off-limits for 12 years after he leaves the presidency later this month. While the move could be seen as at odds with Obama’s frequently stated commitment to transparency, it’s a step other recent presidents have also taken before leaving the White House.
- Reflect of the Obama legacy: Thousands wait in the cold for ticket to Pres. Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago on Tuesday