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Senate Dems To Garland: Release DOJ Mueller Memo That Inspired Fiery Rebuke From Judge

Senate Democrats, in a letter Friday to Attorney General Merrick Garland, weighed in on a judge's recent opinion accusing the Trump-era Justice Department of misleading her about the purpose of an internal memo related to the Mueller probe. [Author: Tierney Sneed]
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With easing pandemic restrictions, US warns of domestic terrorist attacks from violent extremists

By BEN FOX WASHINGTON (AP) — A national terrorism alert issued Friday warns that violent extremists may take advantage of the easing of pandemic restrictions to conduct attacks. The alert does not cite any specific threats. But it warns of potential danger from an increasingly complex and volatile mix that includes domestic terrorists inspired by various grievances, racial or ethnic hatred and influences from abroad. Those threats were exacerbated by COVID-19, which spawned conspiracy theories a...
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White supremacists are the 'top domestic violent extremist threat' facing the US, says Biden official

"Domestic violent extremists pose an elevated threat in 2021," said Merrick Garland. Reuters President Joe Biden's top law official has warned that white supremacists pose the most serious domestic terror threat to the United States. Attorney General Merrick Garland said: 'Domestic violent extremists pose an elevated threat in 2021.' Garland cited a report warning that racially and ethnically motivated extremists posed the most significant terror threat to the US. See more stor...
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Senate Dems Tie Trump’s Election Lies To Extremist Violence

Senate Democrats on Wednesday sought answers from the Biden administration on whether former President Donald Trump posed a national security threat to the country by continuing to spew lies about the 2020 election.  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Senate, Biden, Donald Trump, Alejandro Mayorkas, Merrick Garland, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection


US Looking at How to Weed Out Extremists in Law Enforcement

Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department is looking into how it can weed out any extremists from within federal law enforcement following the arrest of current and former law enforcement officers involved in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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White supremacy is top security threat, Garland says

Attorney General Merrick Garland told Congress on Wednesday that violence incited by white supremacists poses “the most dangerous threat...
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Attorney General Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas tout anti-domestic terror efforts

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas touted Biden administration's approach to fighting domestic terrorism at a hearing Wednesday in front of a Congress still debating the cause of the January 6 US Capitol riot.
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Attorney General Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas to tout anti-domestic terror efforts

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will tout the Biden administration's approach to fighting domestic terrorism at a hearing Wednesday in front of a Congress still debating the cause of the January 6 US Capitol riot.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Homeland Security, Biden, Garland, Alejandro Mayorkas, Mayorkas, US Capitol, Merrick Garland


Effective review of (just some) issues surrounding home confinement for the Biden Justice Department

This new extended Hill article, headlined "DOJ faces big decision on home confinement," provide an effective accounting of the building discussion around the status of home confinement in the federal system as it appears the pandemic is winding down.  I recommend the full piece, and here are excerpts: The Biden administration will soon have to decide whether to send back to prison thousands of inmates who were transferred to home confinement after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  President ...
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10 Things in Politics: Inside the Biden-era FBI

Good morning! I hope you all had a nice Mother's Day weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:FBI Director Chris Wray barely survived the Trump era. Here's what his job is like now.April's disappointing jobs report is setting the stage for an infrastructure fightFauci said i...
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should just retire already

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer participates in a panel on 'Lessons from the Past for the Future of Human Rights: A Conversation' at the Gewirz Student Center on the campus of the Georgetown University Law Center April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. Organized by the law center, the New York Review of Books and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law the forum focused on the future of human rights. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is real...
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'Ghost Gun' Loophole Leads US Justice Dept to Propose New Definition of 'Firearm' (slashdot)

America's Justice Department proposed a new rule Friday to update the definition of "firearm" for the first time since 1968, in an effort to close the so-called "ghost gun" loophole. UPI reports: Attorney General Merrick Garland said the modernized definition would require retailers to perform background checks on customers before selling some ready-made kits that allow people to build their own guns. Such guns are known as "ghost guns" because they don't have serial numbers and can't be trace...
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'Ghost Gun' Loophole Leads US Justice Dept to Propose New Definition of 'Firearm'

America's Justice Department proposed a new rule Friday to update the definition of "firearm" for the first time since 1968, in an effort to close the so-called "ghost gun" loophole. UPI reports: Attorney General Merrick Garland said the modernized definition would require retailers to perform background checks on customers before selling some ready-made kits that allow people to build their own guns. Such guns are known as "ghost guns" because they don't have serial numbers and can't be trace...
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In George Floyd’s death, federal grand jury indicts 4 ex-cops on civil rights charges

By AMY FORLITI and MICHAEL BALSAMO | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air. A three-count indictment unsealed Friday names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin is charged with violating Floyd’s right to be ...
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Spotlighting effectiveness of home confinement under CARES Act and concerns about OLC memo disruption

USA Today has this lengthy new piece highlighting the administration of home confinement in the federal system during the pandemic and the worries about a Justice Department memo which could return offenders to prison. I recommend the piece in full, which is headlined "Inmates sent home during COVID-19 got jobs, started school. Now, they face possible return to prison." Here are some excerpts: In the weeks and months since he was sent home, RJ Edwards found a job, bought a car, got an apartment...
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Rudy Giuliani has reportedly shed his entourage and hired a part-time driver to cut costs as his legal fees mount

Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Noam Galai/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani has reportedly sacked most of his entourage to cut costs as his legal troubles - and fees - mount. Politico reported that Giuliani fired as many as five people since the FBI raided his properties. Giuliani also pays as much as $42,000 per month in alimony, which may have factored into his cost-cutting decisions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rudy Giuliani has drastically re...
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U.S. Spike in Domestic Terrorism 'Keeps Me up at Night,' Attorney General Says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asked Congress on Tuesday to provide more funding for investigating and prosecuting...
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Attorney General Garland seeks millions to fight domestic terrorism, sexual violence, civil rights abuses

Attorney General Merrick Garland asks for a $33 million boost for civil rights work and $85 million for investigating and prosecuting domestic terrorism.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Merrick Garland cites domestic terrorism and civil rights in defending budget to House lawmakers

Merrick Garland stepped into his first congressional hot seat as attorney general Tuesday morning, testifying before the House Appropriations Committee to propose a multibillion-dollar budget increase for the Justice Department.
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Merrick Garland to be grilled on civil rights and gun control in first hearing as attorney general

Merrick Garland will step into his first congressional hot seat as attorney general Tuesday morning, when he testifies before the House Appropriations Committee to propose a multibillion-dollar budget increase for the Justice Department.
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Merrick Garland to be grilled on civil rights and gun control in first hearing as AG

Merrick Garland will step into his first congressional hot seat as attorney general Tuesday morning, when he testifies before the House Appropriations Committee to propose a multibillion-dollar budget increase for the Justice Department.
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How 'America's Mayor' Rudy Giuliani could face criminal charges from the office he once led

Rudolph Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trumpworld was rocked by scandal when the feds raided Rudy Giuliani's home and office. The raids were part of a longrunning investigation into whether Giuliani broke foreign lobbying laws. Here's everything you need to ...
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The DOJ planned to arrest Derek Chauvin in court and charge him with civil-rights violations if he was acquitted of murder, report says

A composite image of Derek Chauvin in his mugshot and being placed in handcuffs after he was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd. Minnesota Department of Corrections via AP/Court TV via AP The DOJ has been building a police-brutality case against Derek Chauvin, the Star Tribune reports. Feds reportedly planned to arrest Chauvin in court if he was not convicted of murder. That case is still going forward and indictments are expected soon, the report said. See more stories o...
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United States: The Garland DOJ's Consent Decrees: Return To The Traditional Process - Arnold & Porter

As stated in his April 16, 2021 memo, Attorney General Merrick Garland has returned the Department of Justice to its "traditional process" for approving settlement agreements and consent decrees.
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'We need to rebuild our nation with a new foundation': Rep. Jamaal Bowman pushes for more progressive action in response to Biden speech

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-New York). AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Rep. Jamaal Bowman laid out a progressive response to Biden's first joint session of Congress. The congressman called for environmental justice, racial equality, and a more fair economic system. He strongly backs legislation that would empower the reach of organized labor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Freshman Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York on Wednesday laid out a deeply progressive response to Presi...
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Rudy Giuliani's lawyer said the feds raiding his Manhattan apartment is a 'clear example of a corrupt double standard'

Rudy Giuliani gestures during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee in Lansing, Michigan, on December 2, 2020. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images The FBI raided Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment Wednesday in connection with a probe into his Ukraine dealings. Giuliani's attorney said it is a "corrupt double standard" that feds didn't execute a search warrant against Hunter Biden as well. The DOJ greenlighted a search warrant against Giuliani following Merrick Garla...
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3 charged with federal hate crimes in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

By Sarah N. Lynch | Reuters WASHINGTON — U.S. prosecutors charged three white men in Georgia on Wednesday with federal hate crimes and the attempted kidnapping of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who died last year after they gunned him down while he was jogging through a suburban neighborhood. The Justice Department said that former police officer Gregory McMichael, 65, his son Travis McMichael, 35, and William “Roddie” Bryan, 51, were each charged with one count of interference with rights and with ...
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Federal investigators reportedly raided Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment and seized his electronic devices

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Federal investigators raided Rudy Giuliani's apartment on Wednesday, The New York Times reported. The raid was part of an investigation into Giuliani's foreign dealings in Ukraine. Prosecutors are examining if he broke foreign lobbying laws, and the investigati...
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Federal investigators reportedly raided Rudy Giuliani's apartment and office and seized his electronic devices

Rudy Giuliani. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Federal investigators raided Rudy Giuliani's apartment in Manhattan on Wednesday, NYT reported. They also searched his office in NYC. The raids was part of a federal criminal investigation into Giuliani's dealings in Ukraine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal investigators raided former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment and office on Wednesday and seized his electronic devices, The New York Times r...
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Report: Search warrant executed at Rudy Giuliani’s home

By Michael R. Sisak, Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker | Associated Press NEW YORK — Federal investigators executed a search warrant Wednesday morning at the Manhattan home of Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump’s attorney, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The former New York City mayor has been under investigation for several years over his business dealings in Ukraine. Details of the search were not immediately available, but it comes as the Justice Department conti...
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