Articles Tagged 'Justice Department'
William Barr has John Brennan ‘concerned’ about DOJ inquiry into Russia investigation origins
Former CIA Director John Brennan said he is “concerned” about the Justice Department’s review of the origins of the Russia investigation.
The “investigation into the… READ MORE
President Trump decision to end DACA was lawful, Justice Department says
The Justice Department submitted a legal brief to the Supreme Court Monday that stated President Trump acted lawfully when he decided to end the Obama-era… READ MORE
Rod Rosenstein to leave DOJ in mid-March
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Justice Department in mid-March.
Rosenstein’s departure was largely expected, with last week’s Senate confirmation of… READ MORE
Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general
The Senate voted Thursday to approve William Barr as attorney general, giving the Justice Department its first confirmed chief since President Trump ousted Jeff Sessions… READ MORE
Supreme Court passes on case removing Whitaker as acting AG
The Supreme Court denied an effort to strip acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s name from a pending case, swatting down a push to force the… READ MORE
FBI misses deadline to provide docs to Judiciary Committee probing whistleblower raid
The Justice Department and FBI have missed a Wednesday deadline to provide information about the government’s mysterious raid on a former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower’s home last… READ MORE
Congress passes short-term funding bill, puts shutdown showdown off until Dec. 21
Congress passed a short-term spending bill Thursday to keep the government fully open through Dec. 21, giving lawmakers two more weeks to find a solution… READ MORE
Trump threatens to intervene in the Justice Department: ‘People are angry’
President Trump threatened Thursday night to intervene in the Justice Department if the agency fails to take action against corrupt Democrats, saying “the whole world… READ MORE
Sessions rejects Trump, says he ‘took control’ of Justice Department from day one
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday shot back at President Trump’s latest criticism that he hasn’t controlled his department, and said he “took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in.”
“[W]hich is why we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the president’s agenda,” Sessions said in a statement Thursday afternoon.
His statement was released just… READ MORE
Sessions vows to eliminate political bias at DOJ
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday he’s determined to eliminate “political bias” from the Justice Department, and said the department must be more open to… READ MORE