The president has called tackling the opioid epidemic a priority, but fentanyl overdose deaths continue to soar as federal resources fail to keep pace.
Justice Department alleges that health professionals, mostly in Appalachia, illegally dispensed 32 million pills.
Despite mounting deaths and warnings, the administration did not take extraordinary measures to confront an extraordinary crisis, experts say.
Civil rights leaders said the new requirements would impede efforts to address systemic police misconduct.
As a legal commentator, Whitaker was critical of the special counsel’s reach.
The attorney general, who aggressively pushed president’s policies, was never forgiven for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
Cesar Altieri Sayoc is accused of sending pipe bombs in the mail to prominent Democrats and Trump critics.
Justice Department is sending additional prosecutors to states with high numbers of overdose deaths from the synthetic opioid.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said much of $2 billion in false billings tied to opioid epidemic.
The fate of the news channel, oft criticized by President Trump, remains the most explosive element of the proposed acquisition.