Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday that the Justice Department would beef up its policies for obtaining lawmakers’ records and vowed “strict accountability” for officials who let politics affect their work, issuing a lengthy statement amid a growing controversy over department efforts during the Trump administration to obtain the data of members of Congress, journalists and even the White House counsel.
Former Attorney General William Barr on Friday distanced himself from reports that the Trump Justice Department seized communications records belonging to two prominent Democratic lawmakers who were spearheading investigations into then-President Donald Trump. In a phone interview, Barr said he didn’t recall getting briefed on the moves.
Separately on Friday, Democrats Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin threatened to subpoena former attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions to testify before Congress about the investigations. Democrats on the House Intelligence have grown frustrated since learning last month their data was targeted and have been unable to get more information from the Department of Justice, according to a House official.
The Biden administration says it has dismantled a Trump-era government office that was created to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants The Biden administration said Friday it has dismantled a Trump-era government office to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants, a move that symbolizes President Joe Biden s rejection of former President Donald Trump s repeated efforts to link immigrants to crime.
A new Biden directive has set aside mandates that had sought to ban AliPay, TikTok, and WeChat, as well as other Chinese apps. US President Joe Biden has revoked and replaced various executive orders made by former President Donald Trump that had sought to block apps like AliPay, TikTok, and WeChat from US app stores.
The Department of Defense has said it will not reverse a policy put in place by Donald Trump that prevents Pride flags being flown at US military bases. The rainbow flag is commonly flown around the world as a symbol of LGBTQ inclusion during June, which is recognised as Pride Month.
The Biden administration is working to reverse 5 Trump-era rollbacks on protecting endangered species
Federal agencies are working to reverse Trump-era rollbacks on the Endangered Species Act. In 2018, the Interior Dept. revealed changes to the ESA that put some species at risk of extinction. GOP critics said rescinding the rollbacks will allow environmental groups "to weaponize the ESA."
Overnight Defense: Pentagon keeps Trump-era ban on flying LGBT flags | NATO chief urges 'consequences' for Belarus
© Getty Overnight Defense: Pentagon keeps Trump-era ban on flying LGBT flags | NATO chief urges 'consequences' for Belarus "After some careful consideration, the department will maintain the existing policy from July of 2020 regarding the display or depiction of unofficial flags," press secretary John Kirby told reporters.
The Biden administration announced on Friday plans to review and revise a handful of Trump-era regulations that critics feared rolled back protections for endangered and threatened species. The recommendations "will undergo a rigorous and transparent rulemaking process," according to the Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA.
Haaland in April revoked the Trump-era order lifting the moratorium Plaintiffs still impacted by delay A Montana federal judge has denied a bid by the Biden administration to pause a lawsuit by states, environmentalists and a Native tribe challenging a Trump-era decision to lift a moratorium on new coal leases on public land.
President Joe Biden has expanded a Trump-era ban on American investment in dozens of Chinese firms that Washington believes are linked to China's military. Biden's new order goes into effect on August 2. The Biden announcement largely continues the campaign his predecessor had started against Chinese tech and other businesses.
Biden has reportedly offered to ditch his rollback of Trump-era tax cuts in a major infrastructure concession to GOP
Biden has reportedly made a major concession to drop a corporate tax hike in infrastructure talks with Republicans. Instead, he'd put in place a 15% minimum corporate tax. Republicans have barely budged in the negotiations so far. They're schedule to speak again Friday.
Trump slams Biden's 'disastrous' decision to end the 'Remain in Mexico' policy while migrants are being put up in 'taxpayer-funded hotels' and says it's proof he wants to 'eliminate the border entirely'
The Biden administration formally ended a Trump-era immigration policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court Trump called Biden's decision 'disastrous' for the southern border crisis The former president claimed his policy was 'one of the most successful border security programs anyone has ever put into effect anywhere'
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is giving proxy advisers a nod. Chairman Gary Gensler said on Tuesday that the regulator would consider drafting a new proposal to oversee firms that recommend how shareholders should vote in contentious situations, while not enforcing Trump-era rules on these proxy advisers.
Joe Biden had pledged to protect the 19.6 million-acre pristine habitat for polar bears, caribou and migratory birds US President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday said it would suspend oil and gas leases that were handed out in an Alaska wildlife refuge during the final days of the Trump administration pending an environmental review.
Mr Biden has opposed drilling in the region and called for permanent protections during the presidential campaign. The Biden administration has scrapped a Donald Trump-era drilling programme by suspending oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife refuge. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued the order - which comes after a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by President Joe Biden on his first day of office.
The Biden administration has reversed a Donald Trump-era drilling programme by suspending oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The order by interior secretary Deb Haaland follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by President Joe Biden on his first day in office.