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    DENVER (CBS4)– President Joe Biden nominated Ken Salazar for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Mexican States. Salazar is one of 9 individuals nominated to serve as ambassadors. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages) According to the White House, Salazar “has served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Colorado U.S. Senator, and Colorado Attorney General. In 1998, Salazar was elected as...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland is considering whether to recommend a new criminal statute to prosecute domestic terrorists, among other tactics he is pledging to use to combat the growing threat of domestic extremist violence. This year, the FBI has seen an increase in the number of open domestic terrorism cases: racially and ethnically motivated attacks and those stemming from militias...
    WASHINGTON - In the last weeks of his administration, former U.S. President Donald Trump and his aides pressured the Justice Department to investigate his unfounded voting fraud complaints and upend his election loss, newly released documents Tuesday show.  Nearly five months after leaving office, Trump still contends he was cheated out of another four-year term in the White House...
    An assistant band director at a Pennsylvania high school was arrested and then fired after police said they found more than 100 files containing child pornography on his devices, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office said in a Monday statement.  Stephen Gugoff, 39, was charged with 25 counts of disseminating child pornography and 50 counts of possessing child pornography, the Pennsylvania...
    Washington — New documents released Tuesday by Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee demonstrate the extent of efforts by former President Donald Trump to push the Justice Department to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election. Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York, the committee's chair, announced the release of documents ahead of a hearing on the attack...
    The Office of the Attorney General is recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by encouraging all Georgians to learn the signs and how to report instances of abuse. “According to the National Council on Aging, up to five million older Americans are abused every year, and the annual loss by...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland met with top executives at CNN, The New York Times and Washington Post Monday in the aftermath of revelations that gag orders were imposed while the Trump administration Department of Justice worked to seize emails of national security reporters.  In a statement, the DOJ called the meeting a "productive conversation," noting that media executives and Garland "agreed on the need for strong, durable rules."  During the discussion, the DOJ also made clear that...
    New York (CNN Business)Attorney General Merrick Garland says he will work to put the Justice Department's new pledge against spying on journalists into regulation, so that the promise has some teeth.Garland met with executives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post on Monday afternoon in the wake of startling disclosures about the seizure of phone records from...
    The already contentious 2022 Republican primary for Texas attorney general – a contest that’s grabbed national attention – is adding another contender. Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman is jumping into the race, her political adviser confirmed to Fox News on Monday. GEORGE P BUSH COMES OUT SWINGING AS HE PRIMARY CHALLENGES TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON Guzman resigned...
    Washington — Attorney General Merrick Garland pledged Monday he would "move swiftly" to take action in response to an investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general into an effort by the department during the Trump administration to obtain communications data from members of Congress and congressional staff. In a statement, Garland said there are "important questions that must be resolved...
    Arizona state Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● AZ-Sen, AZ-Gov: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican whom Donald Trump trashed...
    New York (CNN Business)Leaders from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post will meet with US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday to discuss former President Trump's controversial White House leak investigation into reporter records from all three media outlets.The planned meeting comes more than a week after The New York Times revealed Trump-era Department of Justice officials...
    HOUSE Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded that attorneys from the Trump administration testify under oath about efforts to secretly subpoena information from Democrats and the news media. The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump is accused of using the subpoenas to track down leaks about Trump and Russia. 5Pelosi demanded members of Trump's DOG testify under oathCredit: AFP...
    Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina Mark Robinson emphasized the importance of the American work ethic and his success story Saturday on "Unfiltered with Dan Bongino." Robinson is the first African American to hold the office of Lieutenant Governor in North Carolina and caught the public eye at a Greensboro City Council meeting, when he defended the Second Amendment. Fox News...
    Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr issued the following joint statement in regards to the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that it would review election integrity legislation in states across the country. “We welcome the Department of Justice taking an honest and fair look at our...
    Three women who accused a Newport Beach doctor and his girlfriend of drugging and raping them no longer want to be involved in the high-profile criminal case against the couple after they were “drug through the mud” by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, a state prosecutor said during a court hearing on Friday, June 11. Orange County Superior Court...
    Emails obtained by Michigan Capitol Confidential Friday show state Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) sought to arrest a defiant business owner prior to a scheduled appearance on Fox News. Marlena Hackney, purveyor of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland, repeatedly defied orders to shutter her business and made frequent appearances on cable news programs and local media outlets to denounce...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland warned Friday that the Justice Department would vigorously oppose state efforts to impose new curbs on voting rights for many Americans, particularly Blacks and other minorities. “We’re scrutinizing new laws that seek to curb access, and where we see violations, we will not hesitate to act,” Garland said in a speech at...
    In response to the weakening of the federal voting rights law by the Supreme Court in 2013, Attorney General Merrick Garland made a commitment to expand the Justice Department's efforts to protect voting rights, announcing a series of actions aimed at confronting state and local efforts that he said "will make it harder to vote."  "We are scrutinizing new laws...
    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) politicized a high profile sexual abuse case that includes the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party as an alleged victim. Ron Weiser, who is also a member of the University of Michigan board of regents, alleged in March that he had been abused by now deceased U-M athletic doctor Robert Anderson in the mid-1960s....
    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks on voting rights at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, June 11, 2021.Tom Brenner | Pool | Reuters Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday that the Justice Department will swiftly increase its resources dedicated to enforcing voting rights protections, citing a 2013 decision by the Supreme Court as well as bills being...
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Friday that his office had initiated a review of the DOJ’s use of subpoenas and other legal authorities to obtain communication records of Members of Congress and of some in the news media. "The review will examine the Department’s compliance with applicable DOJ policies and procedures, and whether any such uses, or...
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Justice Department will aggressively fight efforts to restrict voting rights nationwide following a blitz of new voting restrictions in Republican-led states that stem from former President Donald Trump's lies that widespread fraud helped Joe Biden win the presidential election.In a speech Friday, Garland outlined a number of steps the Justice Department will take...
                        Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced on Thursday his intentions to run to represent the Grand Canyon State in the U.S. Senate. In a video announcing his candidacy, Brnovich said, “We entrust our elected leaders to protect our freedom and they’ve failed us. Today, Arizonans lack confidence in...
    (CNN)Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich officially announced a Senate campaign on Thursday, eying a general election matchup with incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly.Brnovich, who was elected as the top law enforcement official for the state in 2014, enters the race as the favorite in a somewhat crowded field of Republicans to take on Kelly, who's running for a full six-year...
                        A lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Ohio Attorney General David Yost aims to make Google a public utility, limiting the ways the search engine provides search results. “Google uses its dominance of internet search to steer Ohioans to Google’s own products–that’s discriminatory and anti-competitive,” Yost said in a...
    Texas Attorney General Candidate George P. Bush joined "Fox News Primetime" Wednesday to discuss his 2022 run to unseat embattled Republican Ken Paxton. BUSH: It’s my name on the ballot. I am my own man. I will be on the phone if elected as attorney general and take the call late at night if a border patrol official or a law enforcement official falls in the line...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland broke with Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, refusing to tell migrants in Mexico and Central America not to come to the United States. This week, during a visit to Guatemala, Harris told migrants “do not come” to the U.S.-Mexico border in the hopes of being released into the U.S. interior, though President Joe Biden’s Department...
    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland warned Wednesday that ransom-motivated cyberattacks are "getting worse and worse," echoing other top Biden administration officials who have sounded the alarm about the problem in recent weeks.  "We have to do everything we possibly can here," Garland told lawmakers. "This is a very, very serious threat."   The attorney general's warning during a Senate hearing...
    The State Bar of Texas is reportedly investigating the state's attorney general, Ken Paxton, for litigation challenging President Joe Biden's wins in several swing states in the 2020 election. Although the state bar initially declined to look into Galveston Island Democrats Club President Kevin Moran's claims that Paxton's lawsuit was frivolous and unethical, a tribunal that oversees grievances against lawyers...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton 'wanted to disenfranchise the voters in four other states," said a local Texas Democratic Party official. 'It's just crazy.' The Texas bar association is investigating whether state Attorney General Ken Paxton's failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud...
    An Inspector General's report released Wednesday found that when law enforcement cleared Lafayette Park in front of the White House last June, security was the top priority – not a photo opportunity for Donald Trump. One week after the death of George Floyd and following days of unrest between Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters and law enforcement, Trump made headlines...
    US Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies on the 2022 proposed budget for the Justice Department, on June 9, 2021, in Washington, DC.Susan Walsh | AFP | Getty Images Attorney General Merrick Garland told lawmakers on Wednesday that investigating the source of a massive leak...
    I Found The Perfect Jeans To Help Me Ease Back Into Wearing Real Clothes Olympic Athletes Competing in Tokyo Games May Be Subject to GPS Monitoring Attorney General Merrick Garland Attorney General Merrick Garland will meet with top executives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post on Monday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed, after it was...
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday defended a series of controversial arguments made by the Justice Department in recent weeks that endorsed legal positions held by former President Donald Trump and the previous administration. Garland was pressed to explain those moves while testifying before several Senate subcommittees. Specifically, he was asked about the department's support for arguments related to...
    The Texas bar association is investigating whether Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's (R) actions in unsuccessfully attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election amounted to professional misconduct, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Kevin Moran, president of the Galveston Island Democrats, provided the AP with his complaint to the State Bar of Texas as well as letters from the bar association...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Did Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, which was based on bogus claims of fraud, amount to professional misconduct? That is the question reportedly now being asked by the Texas bar association. The State Bar of Texas initially declined to take up a Democratic Party activist’s complaint that Paxton’s petitioning...
    House Judiciary Democrats are splitting with the Biden Administration's Justice Department over the decision to defend former President Donald Trump in a defamation suit against E. Jean Carroll. The lawmakers, including Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerold Nadler, Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and other panel members, wrote Attorney General Merrick Garland Wednesday urging him to abandon...
    Attorney General Chris Carr this week announced that attorneys across Georgia raised a record-breaking 936,883 dollars for the state’s regional food banks in only two weeks during the 10th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy fundraising competition. This is the equivalent of 3,747,532 meals that the food  banks can distribute to feed hungry...
                      by Anthony Gockowski  Dennis Smith, an attorney and former Republican state legislator, announced his campaign for attorney general last week. “I’m running for Attorney General to build a future Minnesotans deserve,” Smith said in a press release. “For too long, the office of Attorney General has been used for politics,...
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination to serve a third consecutive term, turning back a challenge from a more liberal rival who won support from some of the most prominent elected officials in the Commonwealth. The Associated Press called the race for Herring with 86 percent of precincts reporting. He held 55 percent of...
    Two high-profile allies of former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden DOJ adopts Trump's liability stance in E. Jean Carroll defamation suit Book claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election Newsmax says network turned Gaetz down for a job MORE are barreling toward confrontation in the race for Texas attorney general in what could...
    UPDATE: State authorities were reviewing the events that led up to Bayonne police shooting a man who reportedly lunged at two city officers with a knife. Police were responding to a 911 call of a domestic incident at the West 1st Street home across from Dennis Collins Park when the shooting occurred around 6:30 a.m., New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir...
    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich lashed out against federal government leaders after Immigration and Customs Enforcement contracted a hotel near schools and a senior living facility to house hundreds of migrants. On May 29, ICE spent $87 million with the nonprofit group Endeavors to house about 1,200 asylum-seekers in a Scottsdale hotel until Sept. 30. Brnovich, who said he...
    Former Attorney General Ed Meese filed an amicus brief in Manhattan Monday morning supporting the lawsuit against MLB for moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver. The Job Creators Network (JCN), a conservative group representing small businesses, filed a lawsuit against MLB and their Players Union in hopes of forcing the league to return the game to Atlanta or compensate...
    An antitrust bill introduced by Democrats in New York's state Senate would make it easier to sue Big Tech companies that are abusing their superior position in the industry, even if they don't technically qualify as a monopoly. The Twenty-First Century Anti-Trust Act, which was first introduced two years ago, has attracted attention for the sweeping changes it would...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed if it hadn't been for state leadership blocking counties from sending out mass mail-in ballots, former President Donald Trump would have lost the Lone Star State in 2020. Paxton, a Republican who spearheaded a lawsuit with other attorneys general challenging the 2020 election results in four states, said he helped prevent Texas from...
    Del. Jay Jones (left) is running for attorney general of Virginia. This is the final installment in a series of interviews with Democratic candidates for statewide office in Virginia. If you ever have the chance to meet Virginia Del. Jay Jones in person, you'll come away with the impression that he's an affable and passionate public servant. He knows how to hold...
    Abuja, Nigeria (CNN)The Nigerian government has ordered federal prosecutors to arrest and prosecute users of the Twitter app, after a ban on the social media company took effect on Friday.Nigeria's Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, issued the directive Saturday in a statement signed on his behalf by his spokesman, Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu."Malami directed the Director of...