Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his second in command on Thursday defied subpoenas requiring them to testify before an oversight commission about ganglike groups of deputies and an investigative unit that has targeted the sheriff’s critics. The snub is the latest ploy in an increasingly hostile power struggle between Villanueva and the Sheriff Civilian OversightContinue reading “Los Angeles: Sheriff Villanueva and top aide defy watchdog subpoenas”

DOJ Will Not Prosecute Trump Officials After IG Referred Findings of False Testimony on Census

Investigators verified that former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross misled Congress, but the Biden administration said it won’t pursue prosecution. The Biden administration has declined to prosecute former Trump administration officials, including former Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross, after an inspector general confirmed they provided false testimony regarding the origins of the proposed citizenship question onContinue reading “DOJ Will Not Prosecute Trump Officials After IG Referred Findings of False Testimony on Census”

Capitol Police opening field offices to investigate threats to members of Congress

U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) on Tuesday announced that it is opening regional field offices in California and Florida to investigate threats to members of Congress as it detailed measures to enhance security efforts in the wake of deadly rioting in January. “It has been six months since rioters attacked the United States Capitol and our brave police officersContinue reading “Capitol Police opening field offices to investigate threats to members of Congress”

Let’s talk about Biden, BBC, and the border – Beau of the Fifth Column

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”

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