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Third suspect in plot to kill Iranian American author on US soil extradited to face charges

Feb. 21, 2024 16:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suspect charged in a plot to kill an Iranian American author and activist has been extradited from the Czech Republic to face charges, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Polad Omarov was arrested by Czech officials in January 2023, when charges were...

Biden's legal team went to Justice Dept. over what they viewed as unnecessary digs at his memory

Feb. 11, 2024 13:29 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden's personal attorney said Sunday he went to both the special counsel and the attorney general to register concerns over what he viewed to be pejorative and unnecessary digs at the president's memory. “This is a report that went off the...

Uproar over Biden classified documents report carries echoes of 2016 Clinton email case

Feb. 10, 2024 14:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The release of a harshly critical Justice Department special counsel report on President Joe Biden has triggered instant flashbacks to history-shaping events of 2016. That's when FBI Director James Comey castigated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over her email practices...

Harris slams 'politically motivated' report as Biden to name task force to protect classified docs

Feb. 09, 2024 14:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday slammed the report by a Justice Department special counsel into Joe Biden's mishandling of classified documents that raised questions about the president's memory, calling it “politically motivated” and “gratuitous," as the White...

Biden angrily pushes back at special counsel's report that questioned his memory, handling of docs

Feb. 08, 2024 22:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A special counsel report released Thursday found evidence that President Joe Biden willfully retained and shared highly classified information when he was a private citizen, including about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, but concluded that criminal charges were not...

Special counsel investigating Biden's handling of classified documents has completed probe, AG says

Feb. 07, 2024 21:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department special counsel investigating President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents has completed his inquiry and a report is expected to be released soon to Congress and the public, Attorney General Merrick Garland told lawmakers in a letter Wednesday. ...

Attorney General Merrick Garland to undergo surgery, Justice Department says

Jan. 29, 2024 21:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland will undergo back surgery this weekend and delegate his duties to the deputy attorney general during the procedure, the Justice Department said Monday. The news comes as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin returns to work at the...

GOP pressures Biden to release evidence against Maduro ally pardoned as part of prisoner swap

Jan. 25, 2024 14:45 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A group of Senate Republicans on Thursday urged the Justice Department to release its investigative file on a key fixer for Venezuela's socialist government pardoned by President Joe Biden ahead of trial on money laundering charges. Alex Saab, 52, was released from...

Texas prosecutor convenes grand jury to investigate Uvalde shooting, multiple media report

Jan. 19, 2024 19:08 PM EST

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prosecutor has convened a grand jury to investigate the Uvalde school shooting, multiple newspapers reported Friday, as families of the 19 children and two teachers killed continued their calls for criminal charges against officers involved in the hesitant and...

The police response to the Uvalde shooting was riddled with failures, a new DOJ report says

Jan. 18, 2024 21:56 PM EST

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Police officials who responded to the deadly Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting waited far too long to confront the gunman, acted with “no urgency” in establishing a command post and communicated inaccurate information to grieving families, according to a Justice...