For decades now, Richard Nixon has been seen as the presidential face of corruption. It was thought that no future commander in chief could ever face the same kind of controversy that the 37th president did.
The Department of Justice is filing a lawsuit challenging new voting restrictions in Georgia.
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the DOJ‘s action during a press conference this morning.
“This lawsuit is the first of many steps we are taking to ensure that all eligible voters can cast a vote, that all lawful votes are counted, and that every voter has access to accurate information,” he said.
Donald Trump may be out of office, but stories are still emerging about the things he did while in office. The New York Times recently revealed that Trump’s Department of Justice issued secret subpoenas to get information on Democratic congressmen Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell.
Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to announce that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will launch an investigation into the policing practices of law enforcement in Minneapolis.
“The investigation will examine practices used by police, including the use of force, and whether the department engages in discriminatory practices, according to the person. It will also look into the department’s handling of misconduct allegations among other things, the person said. It’s unclear whether the years under investigation will begin when Floyd died or before,” The Associated Press reported.
The Miami Herald reported today that Florida Democrats are calling for the Department of Justice to investigate state Senate races.
11 of Florida’s Democratic U.S. House members sent a letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland saying that “a cloud of corruption hangs over Florida’s 2020 election cycle, which thus far, has received only a limited formal investigation.”
Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) has requested that the Department of Justice launch an investigation into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Investigators at the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Defense, and Interior have announced plans to review their respective agencies’ response in response to questions about delays in calling for assistance on January 6, the day President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn the election results.
For much of the year, polling showed Donald Trump trailing Joe Biden. It may have taken a while, but Biden has won the election and it’s not particularly close. As votes slowly trickle in, it looks like the former Vice President will prevail by more than 7 million votes.
Hundreds of attorneys and judges have signed an open letter offering support to any Trump administration officials opposed to “political misuse” of the Department of Justice.
“We, the undersigned, are attorneys from across the political spectrum and across the country. We write to express support for Department of Justice (“DOJ”) professionals who may face difficult choices about participating in political misuse of the DOJ in the election period ahead,” reads the letter from Lawyers Defending American Democracy. “The public and these professionals should know that if they stand up to such misuse — whether via resignation, public statements, or other forms of expressive dissent — they will have broad support in the legal profession, whose best traditions they will be upholding.”
Hillary Clinton has warned that Donald Trump’s unwillingness to commit to a peaceful transition of power should be taken seriously. Her comment comes as the Department of Justice is reportedly trying to investigate her.
Ted Lieu joined the criticism of William Barr, weighing in on the Attorney General’s remarks about the FBI. Barr is already facing backlash over comments about sedition.
The Democratic congressman responded to Barr’s characterization of FBI agents within the chain of command, suggesting that they gain their legitimacy from the Attorney General.
The Mayor of Seattle has hit out at William Barr following reports that he considered charging her for allowing protesters to create an autonomous zone in the city.
Reports in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday claimed that the Attorney General suggested bringing sedition charges against arrested protesters.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has sent letters to the Democratic governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan to ascertain whether states violated federal law by ordering nursing homes to accept recovering COVID-19 patients from hospitals, an action that critics say spread the novel coronavirus and possibly contributed to the death toll. DOJ prosecutors say these orders “may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents.”
A group of former Republican Department of Justice officials have endorsed Joe Biden for president, becoming the latest Republicans to publicly break from Donald Trump.
The Biden campaign announced the endorsements from a bevy of former Justice Department appointees from the Reagan administration and both Bush administrations, as well as one from the President’s own transition team.
The Justice Department has issued a report showing no link to Antifa, an organization that doesn’t exist, at protests following the killing of George Floyd.
After NPR reviewed court documents for 51 individuals who are facing federal charges related to the demonstrations, they found none with any connections to the Antifa––or antifascist––movement. Of those 51 cases, 20 involve allegations relating to arson, 16 involve allegations relating to illegal possession of a firearm, and eight involve inciting a riot.
President Donald Trump has been using the Department of Justice to pressure CNN into giving him positive media coverage and propaganda.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough expressed outrage this morning over the deafening silence from Donald Trump and his Department of Justice (DOJ) over a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant’s alleged plot to kill prominent Democrats and journalists — including the “Morning Joe” host himself.
"We can't put that into the public record because there is no evidence of that. I've been following Russia-gate since last July. There's no such thing."
There’s a case in which we’re seeing the Trump administration’s efforts to weaken the rights of women and immigrants at the same time.
Several events, ranging from the House passage of several anti-immigration laws and Jeff Sessions’ partnership with Kris Kobach to suppressing the vote nationwide, mean the Sessions DOJ is just a White House Surrogate.