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    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Tuesday will order on the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role the government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies, White House officials say.The moves come as Biden is set to sign a series of orders and memorandums Tuesday as the new administration says it...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden on Tuesday will order on the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role the government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies, White House officials say.The moves come as Biden is set to sign a series of orders and memorandums Tuesday as the new administration says it...
    FooTToo/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.For four years, the Trump administration embraced private prisons, signing contracts with corporations to incarcerate detainees, immigrants, and people serving federal sentences. Now, that era is coming to a close as President Joe Biden signs...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA/AP) — The Justice Department says it is concerned that the Pennsylvania woman charged with stealing Nancy Pelosi’s laptop during the U.S. Capitol riot might destroy evidence. At a hearing on Monday, lawyers for the Justice Department said they believe Riley Willimas changed her phone number and deleted Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Telegram and Parler accounts. Her...
    Riley June Williams, the 22-year-old Pennsylvania woman facing several federal charges for her alleged involvement during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, including theft of government property and obstruction of a government proceeding, is attempting to cover her tracks online. A Department of Justice prosecutor said during a court hearing on Monday that the government is aware that Williams has allegedly been "deleting her own accounts...
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz A violent insurrection to overthrow Congress seems to have been the last of Donald Trump's efforts to throw out the election of 2020 and keep him in the Oval Office. But with every day that passes, more plots are revealed, including the latest—his plan to remove then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and replace...
    The Department of Justice announced on Monday that the Office of the Inspector General is probing the possibility that some of its staffers attempted to overthrow the 2020 election. The statement comes after The New York Times claimed on Friday that Donald Trump attempted to remove Rosen and replace him with an official that would help him remain in the...
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Monday opened an investigation into whether any government officials attempted to “alter the outcome” of the 2020 presidential election, his office announced. The announcement comes days after reports that a Justice Department official strategized with President Donald Trump on ways to challenge election results in Georgia. It also comes as the House of...
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department's inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials "engaged in an improper attempt" to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Monday that the investigation will investigate allegations concerning the conduct of former and current Justice Department officials but will not extend to...
    Officials from the Department of Justice may be considering not prosecuting every rioter who illegally breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to reporting by the Washington Post Saturday – a move that could prove controversial. The publication reported that the Justice Department is in the early stages of discussing this route, but Fox News could not reach the...
    According to the New York Times, Trump only gave up on his plan when he learned that senior Justice Department officials would resign en masse if he followed through on his plan. This information, which is also reported by the Washington Post, comes just over two weeks before Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate. The latter is...
    The former US president, Donald trumpIn the last weeks of his mandate, he was considering appointing a more loyal person to the head of the Department of Justice to cancel the results of the presidential elections in the state of Georgia, the NYT newspaper reported, citing anonymous representatives of the ex-president’s administration. One of...
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes could not help but laugh out loud in astonishment Friday as New York Times reporter Katie Benner detailed her shocking new report about another attempt from former President Donald Trump to get the results of the election overturned. Benner reported Friday night that Trump indeed tried to pressure acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to back his conspiratorial,...
    (CNN)A Florida man knew he was wanted by authorities for being at the US Capitol riots but returned to Washington, DC, to attend the inauguration, the Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday.Samuel Camargo, 26, was arrested Wednesday in Washington, prosecutors said. The name of Camargo's attorney wasn't immediately available Thursday. He has not yet formally entered a plea.Camargo...
    The Justice Department quietly closed without charges the investigation into leaks of likely classified information about intercepted phone calls between retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and a Russian envoy to the press in early 2017. Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, signed off on closing the inquiry into the disclosure of the December 2016...
    The Justice Department quietly closed without charges the investigation into leaks of likely classified information about intercepted phone calls between retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and a Russian envoy to the press in early 2017. Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, signed off on closing the inquiry into the disclosure of the December 2016...
    This Amazon soft two-piece lounge set is ideal for WFH Ex-NBA player Delonte West now has a job at the Florida rehab center he was admitted to after help from Mark Cuban Out of Time, Trump’s Justice Department Loses Its Tune On Music Licensing Out of Time, Trump’s DOJ Loses Its Tune Of the 158 million Americans who voted...
    Reuters January 20, 2021 0 Comments U.S. Senator Richard Burr said on Tuesday the Justice Department had closed its investigation of stock trades he made last year before a market downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “Tonight, the Department of Justice informed me that it has concluded its review of my personal financial transactions conducted early last year. The...
    The United States Government expressed its “profound disappointment” at the exoneration of former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, and accused Mexico of violating a treaty by disclosing information that the US Executive had shared with him. In its most extensive reaction to date to the decision of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (FGR) not to prosecute Cienfuegos, the Justice Department...
            by Chuck Ross  The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday released transcripts of 11 interviews conducted as part of an investigation into the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane probe. The interviews were conducted with current and former FBI and Justice Department officials between Mar. 3 and Oct. 29, 2020, according to a press release from Sen. Lindsey Graham, who chairs...
    The US Department of Justice said it was « deeply disappointed » by Mexico’s decision to close its investigation. | 01/16/2021 | ionicons-v5-c18: 07 | Noé González | Mexico.- The United States Department of Justice denied having fabricated evidence against General Salvador Hundred fires, after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that crimes should not be invented and supported the decision...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is condemning the Mexican government for its decision not to press drug-related charges and subsequently close the country’s investigation into former Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos.  According to Reuters, a Department of Justice spokesperson said late Friday that it was “deeply disappointed” with the decision not to file charges, a move Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez...
    Lu Siwei represented one of 12 Hong Kong activists who tried to flee to Taiwan – AP A Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was stripped of his licence amid efforts by Beijing to crush opposition to its tighter control over the territory. Lu Siwei, who represented one of 12 Hong Kong activists who tried to...
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday released transcripts of 11 interviews conducted as part of an investigation into the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane probe. The interviews were conducted with current and former FBI and Justice Department officials between Mar. 3 and Oct. 29, 2020, according to a press release from Sen. Lindsey Graham, who chairs the committee. It is unclear why...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Friday that it will investigate how the department and its law enforcement agencies prepared for and responded to last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol. The investigation by the inspector general’s office will examine whether information was shared by the Justice Department to other agencies, including the Capitol Police, about the...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was stripped of his law license on Friday amid efforts by Beijing to crush opposition to its tighter control over the territory. Lu Siwei, who represented one of 12 Hong Kong activists who tried to flee to Taiwan, had his license revoked by the Sichuan Provincial...
    SOME of the highest ranking members of MS-13, known as La Ranfla Nacional, were hit with terrorism charges after a bloody reign in the United States. The Department of Justice charged 14 members of the gang in an indictment filed in Central Islip, New York, where members have committed several brutal slayings. 3Authorities are still searching for Fredy Ivan...
    The Justice Department indicted 14 of the top global leaders of the transnational MS-13 criminal gang with terrorism charges and is seeking the extradition of 11 of the gang members already arrested in El Salvador while warning that three men remain at large. The DOJ said that the men were part of the “Ranfla Nacional,” which operated as the...
    CENTRAL ISLIP, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Fourteen people alleged to be the world's highest-ranking MS-13 leaders have been charged in an indictment in Central Islip, officials announced Thursday.The Justice Department says the council of leaders, known as the Ranfla Nacional, operated as the organization's Board of Directors and directed MS-13's violence and criminal activity around the world for almost two...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement press conference this week on the U.S. Capitol riot was notable not only for news that sedition charges were being contemplated but also because of who was not there: the highest-ranking leaders of the FBI and the Justice Department. Since loyalists of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol last week, neither FBI Director Chis...
    (Adds quotes from Montgomery’s lawyer, background) By Bhargav Acharya and Kanishka Singh Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned astay on convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery’s execution by the8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, clearing the way forapplication of the death penalty for the only woman on federaldeath row in the United States, who doctors say is brain-damagedand...
    The people of Georgia elected an African-American senior pastor and a Jewish investigative journalist and documentary producer. We should have been celebrating such a moment of progress in what historically has been a cradle of racism. This was a watershed moment for our electorate and for our country. And yet, today, we are the laughingstock of the world. World leaders...
    Tyler Hubbard Reacts to Florida Georgia Line Feud Rumors and Going Solo (Exclusive) Bespoke Fridges Are Samsung’s Next Bet to Win Millennials NCAA delays vote on name, image and likeness rules after Department of Justice conversation The NCAA officially delayed a vote on new legislation that would allow college athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness on...
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    The 2013 police shooting death of Miriam Carey has received new attention after the Capitol riot last week caused many Black activists to draw contrasts between the responses to the predominantly pro-Trump White crowd and to the George Floyd unrest over the summer. Carey, a 34-year-old dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn., was shot and killed by U.S. Capitol Police and Secret Service...
    Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” called for criminal accountability for President Donald Trump’s incitement of the riot on Capitol Hill last week. Partial transcript as follows: BRENNAN: You’re close to the president-elect who tweeted yesterday, “Our president is not above the law. Justice serves the people. It doesn’t protect the powerful.” What does that supposed...
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