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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series. Events covered in the 2018 Edition include:  • Historic U.S. and South Korean diplomatic advances with North Korea  • Investigation of Russian influence in U.S. elections  • Chinese constitutional changes granting presidential terms for life  • March for Our Lives and gun control demonstrations  • Changes to U.S. immigration and trade policies  • Legalization of marijuana in Canada  • Resignation of Australian prime minister  • Pope declares death penalty inadmissible Volumes in this series dating back to 1972 are available as online editions on SAGE Knowledge.

Republicans and DOJ Release Information on Potential Political Bias at the FBI : February 2, March 16, April 13, and August 13, 2018
Republicans and DOJ Release Information on Potential Political Bias at the FBI
Heather Kerrigan

Throughout 2017 and 2018, President Donald Trump and Republicans attacked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ) over potential political bias against the president at its highest levels. In 2017, Trump fired FBI director James Comey, shortly before former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed to lead the investigation into possible coordination between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. In 2018, the Trump administration fired another high-level FBI official, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, for lying under oath and an unauthorized release of ...

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