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    (CNN)The top US "Nazi hunter" will lead a Justice Department team to identify and prosecute anyone who has committed war crimes in Ukraine, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Tuesday during an unannounced visit to that country.The team, Garland said, will be led by the department's best-known Nazi hunter Eli Rosenbaum, and will be made up of experts in investigations involving human rights abuses and war crimes. Rosenbaum, a 36-year veteran of the Justice Department, previously served as the director of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy, and helped the department over 100 cases to strip citizenship from or deport accused Nazis, according to the Justice Department.Attorney General Merrick Garland, left, and "Nazi hunter" Eli Rosenbaum, right.The announcement is a signal from DOJ that it is interested in investigating war crimes in the ongoing war in Ukraine and follows a previous effort by the department to lock down the assets of Russian oligarchs."There is no hiding place for war criminals. The US Justice Department will pursue every avenue of accountability for those who commit war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine,"...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland made an unannounced visit to the Ukraine on Wednesday where he met with the nation's top prosecutor to discuss Russian war crimes.  Garland sat down Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova 'to discuss U.S. and international efforts to help Ukraine identify, apprehend, and prosecute those individuals involved in war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine,' the Justice Department said in a statement. Garland made the stop as part of a previously scheduled trip to Paris and Warsaw. 'I'm here to express the unwavering support to the United States for the people of Ukraine, in the midst of the unprovoked and unjust Russian invasion,' he told reporters upon his arrival. 'I'm here to continue our discussions between myself and the prosecutor general about the actions that the United States is taking to assist the Ukrainian authorities and holding accountable those responsible for the atrocities for the war crimes that the entire world has seen. 'The United States is sending an unmistakable message, there is no place to hide. We and our partners will pursue every avenue available to...
    Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), the House majority whip, shared concerns with suspected "carryovers" from the Trump administration in the Justice Department. The congressman talked about what he is hearing from voters in several states during a CNN interview on Monday that turned to whether former President Donald Trump will be prosecuted. "I'm not going to zero in on the prosecution of Donald Trump. I do have some concerns about what seems to be some reticence coming from the department as to how to ratchet up these investigations," Clyburn told anchor John Berman. REPUBLICANS DEMAND SECURITY FOOTAGE OF COLBERT TEAM ARRESTS The Democrat was referring to anxiety about whether the Justice Department, under Attorney General Merrick Garland, will pursue charges against Trump in connection to the Capitol riot and efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. The Justice Department is already in the midst of hundreds of prosecutions of the rioters themselves. "You know, I just came out of a primary election here in South Carolina," he added. "I got elected — re-nominated last week. And I'm talking to voters....
    House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said he believed that Hillary Clinton would have won the 2016 election had former President Barack Obama nominated a black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.  Speaking to the Hill newspaper, the No. 3 House Democrat pointed to Obama's choice of now Attorney General Merrick Garland to fill the seat of the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in March 2016 - eight months before the presidential election.  'I'll always believe that if this had been done when Garland's name went up that Hillary Clinton would have been president. All you've got to do is look at voter turnout. Look at Hillary Clinton's turnout,' Clyburn explained. 'I just think the black vote would have been much more incentivized in Michigan, for instance, and other places, that I think would have made a huge difference.'  House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said he believed that Hillary Clinton would have won the 2016 election had former President Barack Obama nominated a black woman to serve on the Supreme Court President Barack Obama (right) nominated now Attorney General Merrick...
    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announces enforcement actions against Russia, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., April 6, 2022.Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters Attorney General Merrick Garland tested positive for Covid on Wednesday, just hours after speaking in person at a press conference alongside FBI Director Christopher Wray and other top Biden administration officials. Garland, who is not symptomatic, asked to be tested for the virus after learning he may have been exposed, the Department of Justice said in a statement. Garland over the weekend had reportedly gone to a white-tie dinner attended by hundreds of politicians and journalists, a growing number of whom have since tested positive for Covid. U.S.Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Justice Department on April 06, 2022 in Washington, DC. U.S.Anna Moneymaker | Getty ImagesThis is breaking news. Please check back for updates.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    FIRST ON FOX: One top sheriff is criticizing Attorney General Merrick Garland's controversial memo to the FBI to look into instances of "intimidation" and "harassment" by parents at school board meetings, saying it caused more problems than it solved and usurped the job of local law enforcement to protect free speech and enforce laws prohibiting violence.Earlier this month, Garland issued a memo directing the FBI and U.S. attorney's offices to investigate "threats of violence" at school board meetings in order to combat what the Department of Justice (DOJ) called a "disturbing trend" of harassment and threats against school officials  by angry parents. BIDEN'S 'POLITICIZATION' OF DOJ CONTINUES WITH NEW EFFORT TO COMBAT THREATS AGAINST SCHOOL BOARDS, CRITICS SAY Local law enforcement sources have told Fox News that DOJ's directive is an act of massive federal overreach, which is turning a local "non-issue" into a national issue. Attorney General Merrick Garland is sworn in during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. (Tom Brenner/Pool via AP) (Tom Brenner/Pool...
    Three House Republicans have penned a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, demanding that he "immediately retract" an Oct. 4 memorandum that instructed the Department of Justice to investigate parents who have threatened school board members. The letter was sent by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and House Education and Labor Committee Ranking Member Virginia Foxx, R-N.C. "We believe, like the majority of Americans, that every parent has a right to be involved in their child’s education," the lawmakers stated. "Second, parents who are concerned about material and curriculums in classrooms should be celebrated and admired, not made to feel like villains for simply asking basic questions regarding curriculums in their local schools." House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a weekly press briefing, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) In the letter, the Republicans grilled Garland for his issuance of the memo after the Biden administration received a letter from the National School Boards Association which claimed some parental behavior may amount to...
    For House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, adhering to the proper procedures took precedence at Attorney General Merrick Garland’s hearing. Nadler, a New York Democrat, started the hearing by requesting that certain Republican committee members wear masks at all times unless acknowledged to speak. “I would remind all members that guidance from the Office of the Attending Physician states that face coverings are required for all meetings in an enclosed space, such as committee hearings, except when you are recognized to speak,” Nadler said. “That means you, Jim and Marjorie and Matt, and a lot of other people I can’t recognize because of distance,” he continued, prompting Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, and Matt Gaetz of Florida to put their masks on. GARLAND 'CAN'T IMAGINE' LABELING PROTESTING PARENTS AS 'DOMESTIC TERRORISTS' Later, Jordan and Nadler went head-to-head over rules regarding the presentation of a video during the hearing. Jordan wanted to show a video of parents testifying before school boards about the harms of critical race theory , which...
    GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – One week after returning to school, Garland ISD is reporting 314 active cases of COVID-19 among students and staff. The district’s website began displaying confirmed cases among enrolled students as of July 1, but the count appeared to jump after the start of school. Between Friday and Monday, it grew by 62. The biggest cluster appears to be at Sachse High School where 22 students are known to be currently infected and another 8 recently recovered. District-wide, current cases represent about 0.5% of all students and nearly 0.6% of all staff. “There’s no unified, systematic approach in how to deal with that,” Geoff Keah, an administrator on a Facebook group for more than 3,000 Garland ISD parents. He said group members have reported inconsistencies in how schools are responding to cases – from the precautions they take to the way they inform parents. “By and large, they’re disappointed,” he said of parents. “They’d rather have a mask mandate in school, particularly because the vaccine is not… approved yet for children under 12.” His 8-year-old son is...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland said Tuesday that white supremacy is the greatest “domestic violent extremist threat” as he unveiled the Biden administration’s new national strategy for combatting domestic terrorism. “In the FBI’s view, the top domestic violent extremist threat comes from racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, specifically those who advocate for the superiority of the white race,” Garland said during a speech at the Justice Department. The National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism will involve coordination between multiple federal agencies, including interagency cooperation under the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee, which was founded as a response to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. AG Merrick Garland: “In the FBI’s view, the top domestic violent extremist threat comes from racially or ethically motivated violent extremists specifically those who advocate for the superiority of the white race.”pic.twitter.com/4JtruuMSv2 — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 15, 2021 Since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the Biden administration has committed to investigating domestic threats to the homeland and the Department of Justice has arrested over 480 individuals and has brought hundreds of charges against suspects. (RELATED:...
    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 RECORDS OF HOUSE DEMS AS IT SEARCHED FOR LEAKERS: REPORT Justice Department officials told Fox News that Demers has long planned to step down to spend more time with his family. His last day will be June 25.  But the news comes just a day after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Demers should appear before Congress voluntarily or face a subpoena to answer questions about the data collection. Schumer said former attorneys general Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions should also testify.  Last week, reports indicated that the Justice Department had secretly subpoenaed Apple in 2018 for metadata from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and another Democratic member of the committee, Rep. Eric Swalwell, as the panel was leading...
    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 of taxpayer information behind an article by investigative news outlet ProPublica will be one of his top priorities.   "I promise you, it will be at the top of my list," Garland assured Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, during a budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee. The former federal judge said that at the moment he knew nothing more than what he learned from reading the sprawling article, which revealed that in some recent years billionaires like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and businessmen Michael Bloomberg, Carl Icahn and George Soros paid nothing in federal income taxes. "Senator, I take this as seriously as you do. I very well remember what President Nixon did in the Watergate...
    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 revealed that prosecutors for the Department of Justice sought email and phone records for journalists at the news outlets. The Trump administration under then-AG William Barr initially requested the records, but the Biden administration continued the practice. The requests for records were part of leak investigations, with the DOJ seeking to uncover who leaked information to the journalists whose records it requested. The journalists themselves were not targets of the investigation, but the secretive nature of the requests (which included gag orders forbidding lawyers at the Times and CNN from discussing the requests with colleagues or the reporters being targeted) was extremely controversial when made public in recent weeks. Garland’s meeting is likely meant to assuage concerns about the DOJ’s...
    GARLAND (CBSDFW.COM) — Someone walked away with a cool million after winning the top prize in the Texas Lottery scratch ticket game Million Dollar Loteria. A resident of Jacksonville, Florida claimed the $1 million prize. The winner, who has elected to remain anonymous, bought the ticket at the One Stop Food Store, located at 1949 East Centerville Road in Garland. The win was the fourth of six top prizes worth $1 million to be claimed in the game. Million Dollar Loteria offers more than $177.8 million in total prizes, with the overall odds of winning any prize at one in 3.27.
    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 2016, is among Biden’s most widely supported nominees. The committee’s vote puts him on track for a quick confirmation, potentially within days. The committee’s chairman, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., praised Garland as a highly qualified and honorable jurist who is uniquely qualified to lead the Justice Department after a tumultuous four years under former President Donald Trump. The committee’s top Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said he also intends to support Garland’s nomination. He said he’s “an honorable man” but that he “has his work cut out for him.” At his confirmation hearing last week, Garland vowed to prioritize combating extremist violence with an initial focus on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and sought to assure lawmakers that...
    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday is due to vote to advance Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, paving the way for the U.S. Senate to vote to confirm him to the post. Garland has garnered support among both Democrats and Republicans, who cite his prior experience as a prosecutor and a judge. The timing of a full Senate vote on Garland's nomination was not immediately clear. Garland would take the reins at the Justice Department at a time when it has been busy handling a sprawling investigation into the Jan. 6 riots, when supporters of former Republican President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol in a failed bid to stop Congress from certifying Biden's election victory. He has also pledged to reinvigorate the Civil Rights Division, which critics say was decimated under Trump's tenure, failing to police voting rights cases or open investigations into systemic abuses by police departments. Last week, the Civil Rights Division revealed it is looking into whether to launch hate crime probes into the rising...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee and is widely expected to sail through his confirmation process with bipartisan support. “The attorney general represents the public interest, particularly and specifically as defined by the Constitution and the statutes of the United States,” Garland said. “I do not plan to be interfered with by anyone.” Garland will inherit a Justice Department that endured a tumultuous era under Trump — rife with political drama and controversial decisions — and that faced abundant criticism from Democrats over what they saw as the politicizing of the nation’s top law enforcement agencies. “I have grown pretty immune...
    Madison Summers February 22, 2021 0 Comments Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday he would make the investigation of the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol a top priority, and said he feared the incident was “not necessarily a one-off.” “We must do everything in the power of the Justice Department to prevent this kind of interference with policies of American democratic institutions,” Garland said during his confirmation hearing. “I don’t yet know what additional resources will be required by the department. I can assure you this will be my first priority.” The Senate is widely expected to confirm Garland, a federal appellate judge and former prosecutor, as the top U.S. law enforcement official. He was nominated to lead a Justice Department now in the midst of intensive investigations into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Republican former President Donald Trump’s supporters – an incident Garland called “heinous.” Some of the more than 200 people arrested in the siege were associated with groups...
    OBAMA's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland who was blocked by GOP has been selected as Joe Biden's attorney general. Politico reported the news on Wednesday, citing two people with knowledge of the decision. 1Credit: AP:Associated Press Most read in NewsBreakingCAPITOL THREAT'Suspicious package' near pro-Trump DC rally as cops warn 'AVOID THIS AREA'BreakingON NOTICEDon Jr warns GOPers 'this isn’t their party anymore' and 'we’re coming for you'ALL OUT WARRudy threatens 'trial by COMBAT' in Congress & says Pence can reject Biden winJEALOUS RAGEWoman ‘killed & dismembered by ex-boyfriend’ after posting bikini pics onlineLAST STANDRepublicans in fight to overturn Biden win TODAY as Trump urges extreme courage'TERROR THREAT'Trump demands Antifa is declared a foreign TERROR group in plan to stop it More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here.  Like...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden has decided to nominate Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general, people familiar with the matter tell CNN, a long-awaited decision that was moved toward completion Wednesday as it became apparent that Democrats were on the brink of winning control of the Senate.The announcement of the attorney general, along with other senior leaders of the Justice Department, is expected to be made as soon as Thursday as Biden moves closer to filling the remaining seats in his Cabinet before assuming power on January 20.Biden Transition Biden to focus on Covid relief for small businesses in Wednesday speech George W. Bush will attend Biden's inauguration; Jimmy Carter will not travel to ceremony Trump administration locks down border wall contracts, complicating Biden's pledge to stop construction MAP: Full presidential election results While Garland has been a top contender for weeks, concerns about the vacancy his selection would create on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia raised alarm bells among Biden and many advisers who believed Senate Republicans would block any nomination to that seat. But...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden is poised to make a final decision in the coming days on his pick for attorney general, a choice that suddenly comes amid a growing sense of optimism from Democrats that their party will control the Senate and will be able to easily confirm the incoming president's Cabinet nominations.A person familiar with the deliberations tells CNN that Biden will now decide among three final contenders, including federal Judge Merrick Garland, former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and former acting attorney general Sally Yates, whose name returned to the top tier with the prospect of Democrats winning Senate control after results of both Georgia run-off races become clear.CNN projected early Wednesday that Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, will win one of those races, with control of the US Senate dependent on the outcome of the contest between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican David Perdue, which Ossoff was narrowly leading.Yates has deep experience within the department, and President Donald Trump's dismissal of her in 2017 after she refused to defend his travel ban in court made her a hero to...
    SANTA CLARA – Grey, smoke-choked skies hovered Thursday over the 49ers’ practice field with an air-quality index of 83, considered moderate and far below the 200-mark threshold that could reschedule or relocate Sunday’s season opener. Here are the top things we’re learning ahead of the official afternoon participation report: BRANDON AIYUK RETURNS Wide receiver Deebo Samuel (foot) has yet to practice but first-round Brandon Aiyuk participated for the first time since his Aug. 23 strain to his left hamstring. Samuel came off the non-football-injury list Saturday and the team reviewed his latest medical scans Tuesday on his left foot. His delay in practicing makes it even more unlikely that they will play Sunday. Kendrick Bourne, Dante Pettis and Trent Taylor figure to serve as the top three wide receivers, but the 49ers can also unleash George Kittle with fellow tight end Jordan Reed, as well as their mulit-dimensional running backs. CENTER OF UNIVERSE Ben Garland (ankle) appeared to practice in limited fashion for a second consecutive day, and it remains unknown whether their...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – A Garland resident is now $1 million richer after claiming a top prizewinning ticket. The new millionaire, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the Texas Lottery Multiplier Spectacular scratch ticket  at 1 Star Beverage, located at 510 N. Plano Road. This was the second of three top prizes worth $1 million to be claimed in this game. Multiplier Spectacular offers more than $100 million in total prizes, including over 1 million prizes between $50 and $1,000. Overall odds of winning any prize in the game are one in 3.48, including breakeven prizes.
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