The United States has had over 6 million COVID-19 cases. The death count from those cases is nearing 200,000 and the country is regularly seeing over 1,000 deaths a day.
Americans have also been waiting on a decision about expanded unemployment benefits since the end of July. Since Republicans in the House seemingly have nothing better, though, they’ve decided to ask William Barr to prosecute Netflix.
Writing in a Washington Post op-ed, former FBI director James Comey says President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr have “damaged” the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), leaving a “legacy of damage to a vital American institution.”
Joe Biden has said he wouldn’t prevent the Justice Department from prosecuting Donald Trump if he becomes president but he also wouldn’t pursue prosecution personally.
The former Vice President spoke about the matter at a conference of Black and Hispanic journalists earlier this week. His comments were reported by NPR on Thursday.
According to a memo obtained by The Washington Post, Attorney General William Barr has created a task force to take on “anti-government extremists” who have “engaged in indefensible acts of violence designed to undermine public order,” a response to “the violence that has sometimes marked nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.”
All 500+ pages of the IG report are out and you can read them here.
A Justice Department (DOJ) report obtained by the New York Times shows that Purdue Pharma, maker of OcyContin, was aware of its drug’s popularity with drug addicts and pill mills by the late 1990s. The report shows that federal investigators from the DOJ intended to file felony charges against the company’s top three executives.
The Justice Department announced Wednesday evening that it will hold back-to-back meetings on Thursday to review classified information concerning a confidential intelligence source in the Russia investigation.
Rod Rosenstein is nothing if not a survivor. Rumors have swirled around Washington for months that the president would fire Rosenstein — who is Bob Mueller’s boss — but Rosenstein is too smart to let that happen.
The Democrats should send their memo back to the president with a lot of bullet points and flashy graphics if they want him to read it and approve its release.
In response to the mounting evidence against Donald Trump, Republicans have decided to wage war against the U.S. intelligence community instead of holding an increasingly guilty president accountable.
In an impromptu interview with the New York Times, Trump said, "I have the absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department."
"What if it's not Robert Mueller who gets fired? What if it's Rod Rosenstein or Jeff Sessions, either of whom could start the process that would result in the end of the Mueller investigation?"
When a conspiracy theorist is elected President of the United States, these are the things you can expect to happen.
If there is any investigation Trump should be worried about, it's the one that is pushing his administration closer to complete collapse – not the phony one he wishes he could wage against Hillary Clinton.
The U.S. Department of Justice has reversed course on whether federal law banning sex discrimination in the workplace provides protections for transgender employees, saying in a memo that it does not.
"If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the president."
If there is anything the past week has taught us, it's that Trump's campaign promises weren't totally empty after all.
Jeff Sessions still hasn't filled even one of the 93 vacant U.S. Attorney positions he needs to operate, much less "get tough on crime."
A man who communicated with Russia at various points during the presidential campaign – and then lied about having done so – has no business leading these investigations.