DOJ Won’t Defend Mo Brooks Against Eric Swalwell’s Lawsuit, Telling Him ‘Instigating an Attack’ on the U.S. Capitol Isn’t an Official Duty

As anyone with a “Schoolhouse Rock“-level understanding of U.S. civics understands, the duty of the legislative branch of government—and the members of Congress who comprise it—is to pass laws. On Tuesday night, the Department of Justice emphasized that those responsibilities do not include instigating an attack on the U.S. Capitol. The seemingly intuitive clarification cameContinue reading “DOJ Won’t Defend Mo Brooks Against Eric Swalwell’s Lawsuit, Telling Him ‘Instigating an Attack’ on the U.S. Capitol Isn’t an Official Duty”

Republicans move to block inquiry into Trump DoJ’s secret data seizure

Democrats are pushing for investigations into Trump’s justice department for data seizures from Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff Top Republicans are moving to block a Senate inquiry into the Trump justice department’s secret seizure of data from Democrats to hunt down leaks of classified information, fearing a close investigation could damage the former president. Trump, who isContinue reading “Republicans move to block inquiry into Trump DoJ’s secret data seizure”

Justice Department national security chief resigns over snooping on Democrats

John Demers, a Trump appointee, will step down next week The head of the US Justice Department’s national security division will step down amid reports that the agency sought phone records and other information from at least two Democratic members of Congress and their families over a leak investigation. The New York Times reported on MondayContinue reading “Justice Department national security chief resigns over snooping on Democrats”

Garland says DOJ will strengthen rules on obtaining lawmakers’ records

Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday he has directed Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco to “evaluate and strengthen the department’s existing policies and procedures for obtaining records” from members of Congress. Why it matters: At Garland’s direction, the Justice Department’s inspector general has opened an investigation into the Trump-era DOJ’s use of secret subpoenas to obtain data belongingContinue reading “Garland says DOJ will strengthen rules on obtaining lawmakers’ records”

Congress to probe ‘rogue’ actions of Trump’s Justice Dept

The top two Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Sunday vowed to probe the “rogue” actions of the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump’s term, including its move to seize the communications records of Democratic lawmakers. Those reviews will run parallel with an investigation by the department’s own internal watchdog into its moves to subpoena phoneContinue reading “Congress to probe ‘rogue’ actions of Trump’s Justice Dept”

Apple Is Said to Have Turned Over Data on Trump’s White House Counsel in 2018

Apple told Donald McGahn, the White House counsel to former President Donald Trump, last month that the Justice Department had subpoenaed information about an account that belonged to him in February 2018 and that the government barred the company from telling him at the time, according to two people briefed on the matter. McGahn’s wifeContinue reading “Apple Is Said to Have Turned Over Data on Trump’s White House Counsel in 2018”

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