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    The top official in the Justice Department's National Security Division is stepping down and will depart his post by the end of the month, amid revelations that the Trump DOJ pulled communications records of sitting members of Congress and reporters.  John Demers, who, under the Trump administration served as assistant attorney general for National Security, is resigning.  TRUMP DOJ SEIZED...
    A number of high-profile Republican senators have requested the Justice Department and FBI investigate the unauthorized disclosure of confidential tax records published last week by ProPublica. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with Senators Chuck Grassley and Mike Crapo, asked Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate last week’s leak of tax records of the nation’s...
    Former White House counsel Don McGahn is the latest person to find out the Trump administration subpoenaed his communications record in a politically motivated leak probe. The two top Democrats in Congress are calling for the testimony of both Jeff Sessions and William Barr, the former attorneys general who served...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the Justice Department’s attempt to subpoena the communications of House Democrats under former President Donald Trump was a greater offense than those committed by Richard Nixon. Pelosi gave an interview on Sunday to CNN’s Dana Bash, who led by asking Pelosi about the news that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed data from Apple for...
    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...
    The Chicago Police Department has launched an investigation after a video has emerged purportedly showing three women twerking on top of one of its cruisers.  Footage shows the SUV slowly making a right turn in an intersection as the women are dancing on top of the hood, windshield and roof of the vehicle. A crowd could be seen following the...
    Like Black Lives Matter, Defund the Police is a political hashtag that means different things to different people. Some want to abolish the police altogether; others want to take money out of police budgets and give it to social‐service agencies to be used for community needs and activities, particularly focused on minorities. Still others want to, as they put it,...
    Shockwaves continue to roll through the Capitol Police as Assistant U.S. Capitol Police Chief Chad Thomas resigned Monday, The Hill reported. “For your awareness, USCP Assistant Chief Chad Thomas is no longer serving as Commander of Uniformed Operations and will be separating from the department,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a notification to lawmakers obtained by The Hill. Thomas...
    A video surfaced on Twitter Saturday afternoon of three women twerking on top of a moving Chicago Police Department SUV. The video, posted by @CWBChicago, shows three women twerking on top of the moving SUV and multiple witnesses cheering and taking videos on their phones. The caption for the Twitter post reads, “Looks like the Chicago Police Department’s emphasis on...
    Top officials in the State Department accused each other of 'playing games', behaving recklessly, and risking embarrassing the United States during a heated debate over how aggressively to pursue the 'lab leak' theory to explain the pandemic. A series of emails from January this year show a civil war within the State Department, as Donald Trump insisted he had seen...
    The NYPD didn’t have a plan to fill the void left by disbanding the controversial anti-crime unit tasked with firearm busts – a policing shift the former chief of department admitted Wednesday was "probably a mistake." "Obviously, we all know after Geroge Floyd, [there were] a lot of reforms, a lot of changes in the police department," said Terence Monahan,...
    The man who led the State Department's task force probing the origins of coronavirus revealed his colleagues 'deliberately' downplayed links of the virus' inception to China's Wuhan lab. David Asher, a contractor who led the investigation and now a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute think tank, told Fox News that people 'were deliberately playing down possible links to...
    By Sarah N. Lynch | Reuters WASHINGTON – A divided U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Kristen Clarke to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, where she will oversee two high-profile investigations into possible patterns of police misconduct in Minneapolis and Louisville. Clarke, a longtime civil rights attorney and Justice Department veteran, was confirmed in a vote of...
    The Senate confirmed President Biden’s pick to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights division, bypassing GOP objections over the nominee’s past support for defunding the police. Kristen M. Clarke, 46, will become the first black woman to head the division at a time when the nation is struggling with civil unrest over the deaths of black people at the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Facing unusually high turnover in her administration in recent months, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has named a new chief of staff, a new chief operating officer, and two new department commissioners in the past two days. According to published reports, Lightfoot has had at least a dozen top aides, department heads, and other top staff leave since late...
    Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees the United States military, said Wednesday that he is greatly concerned by numerous press reports of conservatives being silenced in the military. “I am greatly concerned by numerous press reports of conservative voices being silenced in the Department of Defense while Departmental leadership defends and...
    The White House has declared a state of emergency and is mobilizing amid reports that a criminal organization originating from Russia was responsible for a cyberattack against a major American fuel pipeline. The Colonial Pipeline Company was hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend that shut down its network and disrupted its system to transport fuel through the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Nearly five months after City Hall’s top lawyer resigned over the Anjanette Young scandal, Mayor Lori Lightfoot named acting Corporation Counsel Celia Meza would take over the position full-time, becoming the first Latina to run the city’s Law Department. “Celia is an extraordinarily talented lawyer who has and continues to demonstrate her legal prowess—even in times of...
    A New York county top cop Geraldine Hart will be stepping down next month after three years on the job, according to a Wednesday report. Hart, 53, was the first woman to lead the 2,400-member department in Suffolk County. An FBI veteran, Hart took the job after the department was reeling from a series of corruption and police misconduct scandals. ...
    Reuters April 13, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke, is poised to take on the role at a fraught time in American history. Clarke will face a Senate hearing this week as hate crimes against Asian Americans are on the rise, Republican-led state legislatures are advancing bills that...
    A Google researcher manager has resigned following the controversial firings of two female leaders in his organization. Samy Bengio, who oversaw the ethical AI team prior to a reorganization in February, is leaving to pursue other opportunities, according to Bloomberg. His last day will be April 28th. Bengio was a strong advocate of star AI ethics researchers Timnit Gebru and...
    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s newest police chief was sworn in during a ceremony Monday in which he asked residents in the nation’s fourth-largest city for their help in bringing down rising crime, including a 37% increase in homicides. Troy Finner succeeds Art Acevedo, who earlier Monday was sworn in as chief of the smaller Miami police force. Finner, who...
    The creation of a regulatory agency to police Big Tech favored by liberals and some Biden administration officials is unlikely, a top Democrat said, because of the lack of bipartisan support and bureaucratic obstacles. The Democratic chairman of the House antitrust panel, Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, said that existing antitrust enforcement agencies such as the Department of...
    Dr. Robert Redfield said he believes coronavirus virus likely leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China, and began spreading in late 2019. The former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joins former President Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and other former administration officials in supporting the lab leak theory. National security adviser Jake...
    A contract linguist at an overseas U.S. military facility pleaded guilty to transmitting highly sensitive classified national defense information to Lebanese Hizballah, according to a Friday report by the Department of Justice. Mariam Taha Thompson, 63, was entrusted with a top secret government security clearance, the report says. She pleaded guilty to leaking information to an unindicted co-conspirator, in whom she...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Veronica Degraffenreid, a former senior election official in North Carolina, on Friday became Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominee to head of his Department of State, which oversees elections in Pennsylvania. Degraffenreid joined Wolf’s Department of State a year ago as an election modernization adviser and became the department’s acting secretary after Kathy Boockvar resigned last month with...
    A federal judge criticized the Justice Department in a rare rebuke after DOJ officials speculated in the media about possible sedition charges against members of the Oath Keepers tied to the Capitol riot of Jan. 6. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta said during a court hearing conducted by phone and Zoom he was "surprised" to see Michael Sherwin,...
    The White House is pulling back the expected nomination of a top Interior Department official in a demonstration of the sway that Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has in the 50-50 Senate.  Elizabeth Klein, a former Obama Administration official and renewable energy expert, had been publicly reported to be nominated as the deputy secretary at the Interior Department back in...
    By JAKE BLEIBERG, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A top Houston police commander will take over leadership of the city's police department following the current chief's abrupt announcement that he will be leaving for a job in Florida. Mayor Sylvester Turner said Thursday that Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner will succeed police Chief Art Acevedo, who said this week he...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A top Houston police commander will take over leadership of the city’s police department following the current chief’s abrupt announcement that he will be leaving for a job in Florida. Mayor Sylvester Turner said Thursday that Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner will succeed police Chief Art Acevedo, who said this week he would be leaving America’s fourth-largest...
    DALLAS (AP) — A top Houston police commander will take over leadership of the city’s police department following the current chief’s abrupt announcement that he will be leaving for a job in Florida. Mayor Sylvester Turner said Thursday that Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner will succeed police Chief Art Acevedo, who said this week he would be leaving America’s fourth-largest...
    U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Wednesday the Department of Defense (DOD) will prioritize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people in its decision-making processes, according to an email from the Navy and Marine Corps Daily Media Report. “On February 4, 2021, the President issued a memorandum directing all U.S. departments and agencies that engage abroad or are involved...
    MIAMI (AP) — Art Acevedo, the Houston police chief who forged a national profile by calling for gun control, marching with protesters after George Floyd’s death and criticizing former President Donald Trump, is taking the top job in the Miami Police Department, officials said Monday. “We went out and got what I feel is America’s best chief,” said Miami Mayor...
    Outspoken Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is leaving the Texas department – the fourth largest in the nation – to take the helm as Miami's top cop, he and officials announced Monday. Acevedo, who is also the president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, joined City of Miami officials on Monday morning to announce his decision to succeed Jorge Colina...
    MIAMI, Florida (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — He is the top cop in Texas’ largest city. Houston police Chief Art Acevedo forged a national profile by calling for gun control, marching with protesters after George Floyd’s death and criticizing President Donald Trump is taking the top job in the Miami Police Department, news outlets reported. “I think this is like getting the Tom...
    A FORMER lead investigator at the State Department says he believes the coronavirus was accidentally release as a result of research done by the Chinese military into bioweapons. David Asher, a former Department of State employee who oversaw the task force into the coronavirus' origins, said he believes the virus not only came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but...
    President Biden’s pick for the No. 3 spot at the Justice Department has repeatedly praised the work of Black Lives Matter in the United States, including urging Congress to follow the group’s calls to decrease police budgets and crediting the movement with helping change the way the commander in chief himself talks about racism. Vanita Gupta, the CEO of...
    The most serious thing about the theft or loss of a credit, departmental or debit card is that whoever has it misuses it. According to Condusef, the largest number of claims that have been received in recent years corresponded to unrecognized charges on credit, debit or departmental cards, unrecognized cash withdrawals and complaints for erroneous charges in department stores. What...
    Xiaomi was sanctioned in the last weeks of the Trump Administration, due to a reason that was known this Friday. Xiaomi Corp was blacklisted by the United States, in part, because of an award given by the Chinese authorities to its founder, Lei Jun. The reason was known this Friday, in a legal presentation of the Department of Defense...
    There were times when his family thought he would beat COVID-19, but 30 days later he died | 03/05/2021 |ionicons-v5-c15: 51 | S. Rocha | TEXAS, USA- Two weeks before dying, Charles Torres, 35 years old, was fighting the Covid-19 while saying goodbye to his three sons and four stepsons. « I love you with all my heart. I love...
    The Supreme Court has dismissed three pending requests to hear challenges to the Trump administration’s order to withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement funds from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions, states, and cities that refuse to cooperate with the Department of Justice’s efforts. Homeland Security to deport people residing in the United States illegally. « Following a request from the Biden administration...
    Washington (CNN)Some top aides for New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo allegedly rewrote a June nursing home report from state health officials to hide the higher Covid-19 death toll among the state's nursing home residents, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported Thursday night.In its reporting, the New York Times cites documents and interviews with six people with...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health says more than 2.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered. READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400 They say those more than 2.5 million shots break down to about 1.7 million first doses and more than...
    The United States Capitol Police Department is moving to increase security and personnel on the Capitol grounds for several days that will cover Thursday, March 4, due to the intelligence it has obtained. « The Department is aware of information and intelligence related to March 4 and continues to work with all of our law enforcement partners, » the department said. Announced...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 75 former U.S. attorneys are throwing their support behind President Joe Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general and urging congressional leaders to quickly confirm her to the post. Vanita Gupta has been nominated for the No. 3 position in the Justice Department, a position in which she would be responsible...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 75 former U.S. attorneys are throwing their support behind President Joe Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general and urging congressional leaders to quickly confirm her to the post. Vanita Gupta has been nominated for the No. 3 position in the Justice Department, a position in which she would be responsible for overseeing the department’s civil,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday to advance the nomination of Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general. The committee voted 15 to seven in favor of Garland’s nomination at a meeting on Monday afternoon. Garland, a federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in...
    Peru imported more than 200 tons of medicinal oxygen from Ecuador to be used for the care of patients affected by the Covid-19 in the department of Amazonas (north), said the Minister of Production, José Luis Chicoma, at a press conference on Friday. « The Peruvian State has imported 216 tons of medicinal oxygen from...