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”

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”

Garland rescinds Trump-era restrictions on federal investigations of police departments

Atty. Gen. Merrick Garland on Friday jettisoned Trump-era restrictions that curtailed the Justice Department’s ability to reform troubled police departments, a move that will open the door for federal authorities to again investigate law enforcement agencies and hold them to account for civil rights abuses. In a four-page memo, Garland rescinded a policy enacted byContinue reading “Garland rescinds Trump-era restrictions on federal investigations of police departments”

US: Lawyers have found the parents of 105 separated migrant children in past month

The parents of 506 separated migrant children still haven’t been found, however. Lawyers say the parents of 322 of them were likely to have been deported. The lawyers working to reunite immigrant parents and children separated by the Trump administration reported Wednesday that they have found the parents of 105 children in the past month. The steeringContinue reading “US: Lawyers have found the parents of 105 separated migrant children in past month”

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