Senate Intel Committee leaders urge "immediate compliance" with Biden, Trump documents briefing request
Sens. Mark Warner and Marco Rubio renewed demand that their committee be briefed on classified documents found at Trump and Biden residences, and expanded request to include documents found in former Vice President Pence's possession.cbsnews.com
US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'
The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily dismantled the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General Merrick Garland and other U.S. officials announced Thursday. Officials said the targeted syndicate, known as Hive, operates one of the world's top five ransomware networks and has heavily targeted hospitals and other health care providers. The FBI quietly gained access to its control panel in July and was able to obtain software keys to decrypt the network of some 1,300 victims globally, said FBI Director Christopher Wray.news.yahoo.com
Justice Dept. sues Google over digital advertising dominance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and eight states filed an antitrust suit against Google on Tuesday, seeking to shatter its alleged monopoly on the entire ecosystem of online advertising as a [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
DOJ treating investigations into Biden and Trump's handling of classified docs the same, Garland says
Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday that the Justice Department is treating the investigations into classified documents found at the homes of Joe Biden and Donald Trump the same.foxnews.com
Dying practice: Heed growing opposition and end state executions
During the current legislative session, state lawmakers should visit the growing opposition to the death penalty and considering joining those who have decided it isn’t worth the trouble and the risk. Three death row inmates sued the state last year, alleging that using expired or unsafe drugs to kill them is inhumane. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, only 20 executions were carried out in 2022. San Benito’s Melissa Lucio is only one of many people believed to be innocent of the crimes that brought them the death penalty. It has long been shown that executions are no deterrent to crime, which is proponents’ primary argument to support them.myrgv.com
Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the presence of classified documents found at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delawa[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Who is Robert Hur, special counsel in Biden documents case?
Robert Hur, a former U.S. attorney for Maryland nominated by then-President Donald Trump, will serve as special counsel to investigate the presence of documents with classified markings found at President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware and at an office in Washington.
EXPLAINER: What are special counsels and what do they do?
The appointment of a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department probes into the discovery of classified documents at the home and former office of President Joe Biden has focused renewed attention on the role such prosecutors have played in modern American history.
Group urges feds to investigate Snapchat over fentanyl sales
As the U.S. deals with its deadliest overdose crisis to date, a national crime-prevention group is calling on the Justice Department to clamp down on social media’s role in the spread of fentanyl, the drug largely driving a troubling spike in overdose deaths among teenagers.
Garland: Justice Dept.'s civil rights work is key priority
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland says the early work of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division meant confronting white supremacists who were intimidating Black voters, and the division's work remains urgent 65 years later amid a surge of hate crimes.
Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes
Attorney General Merrick Garland has named a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate and aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and efforts to undo the 2020 election.
Arizona sheriff steps up security around ballot drop boxes
The sheriff in metropolitan Phoenix says he’s stepped up security around ballot drop boxes after a series of incidents involving people keeping watch on the boxes and taking video of voters after they were apparently inspired by lies about the 2020 election.