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The DOJ told former Trump officials they can join Congress' Jan. 6 investigations, reports say, opening up potentially damning testimony about Trump's final days in office

Pro-Trump supporters at the Capitol. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Congressional committees are examining the Capitol riot and Trump's efforts to overturn the election. The DOJ allowed several Trump-era officials answer questions from the committees, reports say. The inclusion of the officials could yield new, potentially damning evidence about Trump's actions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department has told former Trump admin...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Nbc News, Trends, House, News UK, The Guardian, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Republican, Times, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Mccarthy, Trump


DoJ won’t defend GOP lawmaker in Capitol riot suit

By Eric Beech | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Brooks had asked the Justice Department consider him covered by the Westfall Act, which protects federal employees from being sued for actions taken as part of their jobs, in relations to the lawsuit brought by Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell. The Justice Depa...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, United States, Courts, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Reuters, Democratic, Capitol, Brooks


White House Says Scrapped Aon-Willis Deal Shows 'Robust Enforcement'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday praised the Justice Department's successful effort to stop a $30 billion deal that would have...
Tags: Washington, White House, Justice Department, Reuters


Matt Gaetz's future sister-in-law called him 'weird and creepy' and said he pressured an older man to date her when she was 19

Rep. Matt Gaetz and his fiancée, Ginger Luckey. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The sister of Gaetz's fiancée posted TikToks this week calling the congressman "weird and creepy." Roxanne Luckey said Gaetz pushed an older friend to ask her out when she was 19. Luckey also said she was "not surprised" to learn Gaetz was facing a sex-trafficking investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Matt Gaetz's future sister-in-law has blasted the Florida congressman'...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, Fbi, New York Times, News UK, Doj, Justice Department, Matt, Roxanne, Luckey, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Tiktok, Ashley Collman, Ginger Luckey


Biden has been assessing the legality of canceling $50,000 in student debt for millions of Americans. After several months, there's still no word.

President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Early in his term, Biden asked the Education and Justice Depts. to review the legality of canceling student debt. They are assessing $50,000 in student debt being canceled per person, and no update has been released. Some Democrats remain adamant that Biden can cancel student debt under the Higher Education Act. See more stories on Insider's business page. Imagine getting your student debt canceled. President Joe Biden campaigned on it, vowing t...
Tags: Congress, White House, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Warren, Department Of Justice, Biden, Justice Department, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, US Department of Education, Jen Psaki, Ron Klain, Klain


Democratic bill would suspend Section 230 protections when social networks boost anti-vax conspiracies

Two Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would strip away the liability shield that social media platforms hold dear when those companies boost anti-vaccine conspiracies and other kinds of health misinformation. The Health Misinformation Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), would create a new carve-out in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to hold platforms liable for algorithmically-promoted health misinformation and conspiracies. ...
Tags: Social, TC, Medicine, Congress, White House, Articles, Social Media, Tech, President, Reddit, Vaccination, Amy Klobuchar, Department Of Justice, Biden, Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission


Self-identified ‘incel’ charged with planning mass shooting

By Mark Hosenball | Reuters WASHINGTON – A man who identified himself as an “incel” – involuntary celibate – was arrested on Wednesday and charged with planning a mass shooting of women college students in Ohio and illegal possession of a machine gun, U.S. prosecutors said. Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, planned to shoot women at sororities, the U.S. Department of Justice said, without identifying the university. If convicted he could be imprisoned for life. It was not immediately known who...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Guns, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Ohio, University Of California, Justice Department, Elliot Rodger, Santa Barbara, Reuters, U S Department of Justice, U S Army


Justice Department issues policy limiting White House contact

Garland's long-awaited 'White House contacts memo' seeks to preserve independence of law enforcement.
Tags: White House, Justice Department, Garland


DOJ restricts contact with White House, a sharp pivot from Trump administration

Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a directive restricting Justice Department contact with the White House to prevent political interference.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Usa Today, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Merrick Garland


Outgunned: Why California’s groundbreaking firearms law is failing

Two decades ago, California legislators added a new weapon to the state’s growing arsenal of gun-control measures, already among the toughest in the nation. Their motivation came from 2,000 miles away in a shaken Chicago suburb. It was there that a gunman opened fire in an engine factory where he’d worked for nearly 40 years. He killed four people and wounded four others before pulling the trigger on himself. It was soon revealed that some of the weapons he smuggled inside should have been earli...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, California, Oregon, Office, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, New York Times, Sacramento County, Arizona, Bill, Department Of Justice


Biden tapped a prominent Google foe to head up the Justice Department's antitrust division

Biden's team of tech critics in government has swelled with the appointment of Kanter. Getty Images President Joe Biden has tapped a Google critic to head up the DOJ's antitrust division. Progressive favorite Jonathan Kanter has reportedly represented Microsoft and Yelp in cases against Google. Google is facing a tidal wave of regulatory scrutiny throughout the US and abroad. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden is set to nominate a prominent criti...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Microsoft, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Antitrust, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, Bernie Sanders, Federal Trade Commission


Biden tapped a prominent Google foe head up the Justice Department's antitrust division

Biden's team of tech critics in government has swelled with the appointment of Kanter. Getty Images President Joe Biden has tapped a Google critic to head up the DOJ's antitrust division. Progressive favorite Jonathan Kanter has reportedly represented Microsoft and Yelp in cases against Google. Google is facing a tidal wave of regulatory scrutiny throughout the US and abroad. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden is set to nominate a prominent criti...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Microsoft, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Antitrust, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, Bernie Sanders, Federal Trade Commission


Biden taps Google critic to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division

The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Kanter is a lawyer with a long track record of representing smaller companies like Yelp in antitrust cases against Google. He currently practices law at his own firm, which specializes in advocacy for state and federal antitrust enforcement. “Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a lea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Biden, Msnbc, Doj, Justice Department, Columbia, Ftc, Trump, Tim Wu, National Economic Council, Kanter, Big Tech


Biden nominates another Big Tech enemy, this time to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division

The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Kanter is a lawyer with a long track record of representing smaller companies like Yelp in antitrust cases against Google. He currently practices law at his own firm, which specializes in advocacy for state and federal antitrust enforcement. “Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a lea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Biden, Msnbc, Doj, Justice Department, Columbia, Ftc, Trump, Tim Wu, National Economic Council, Kanter, Big Tech


Thomas Barrack told a UAE official that Trump considered appointing him ambassador to the country and 'give Abu Dhabi more power': prosecutors

Thomas Barrack, executive chairman, Colony Northstar, speaks at the Milken Institute's 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Trump considered making Thomas Barrack the UAE Ambassador, according to messages obtained by prosecutors. Prosecutors arrested Barrack Tuesday on charges of trying to influence US foreign policy on the UAE's behalf. Trump appointing Barrack would "give Abu Dhabi more power!" Barrack told a UAE official, ...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Mexico, US, International, Trends, Fbi, Brooklyn, New York Times, United Arab Emirates, Treasury, State Department, Abu Dhabi, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Bill Barr and Jared Kushner both referred to the Trump campaign's legal efforts to overturn the election as a 'clown show,' book says

Former Attorney General Bill Barr Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Both former AG Barr and Jared Kushner called the Trump legal team a "clown show," book says. Competing factions in Trump World led to two separate legal teams working out of Georgia. Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, told a Georgia senator he "couldn't help" him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Both attorney general Bill Barr and White House advisor Jared Kushner referred to the Trump team's leg...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Associated Press, Biden, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Perdue, Doj, Wall Street Journal


New York Times reporting Biden Justice Department agrees with OLC memo stating prisoners transferred to home confinement must return to prison after pandemic ends

As reported in this new New York Times article, headlined "Biden Legal Team Decides Inmates Must Return to Prison After Covid Emergency," it appears that the US Department of Justice is not changing its view of the limits of congressional authority to move people to home confinement under the CARES Act. Here are the details: The Biden administration legal team has decided that thousands of federal convicts who were released to home confinement to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 will be re...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, New York Times, Biden, Justice Department, US Department of Justice, Faith and Freedom Coalition, OLC, Douglas A Berman, Justice Department 's Office of Legal Counsel, Andrew Bates, Biden Justice Department, Prez Biden, AG Garland, Biden Justice Department FAMM


Trump's future DOJ spokeswoman said the Republicans he trounced in 2016 reminded her of the people who lost to Hitler

GOP 2016 candidates (l-r) Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Rand Paul during CNBC's debate at the University of Colorado Boulder on October 28, 2015. David A. Grogan/CNBC/NBCU Sarah Isgur told Insider GOP candidates beaten out by Trump were akin to those who lost to Hitler. The Carly Fiorina campaign vet took a Trump administration job in February 2017. She attempted to defend her "shallow state" stint in a 2020 op-ed. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, Germany, Trends, Gop, Rand Paul, Hitler, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Teaser, Doj, Justice Department, Cnbc, Carly Fiorina, Hamilton, Trump, Fiorina


New Jersey brothers who made 60 million robocalls to sell cesspool cleaners must pay $1.66 million penalty

The FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule requires telemarketers to disclose the seller's identity. Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock Three New Jersey brothers settled for $1.66 million after making 59.6 million robocalls. "Hello, this is not a sales call or a solicitation," the robocalls began. About 63% of the numbers called were on the National Do-Not-Call Registry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three New Jersey brothers will pay $1.66 million to settle a federal lawsu...
Tags: News, White House, Sales, Trends, Tech, New Jersey, Carney, Department Of Justice, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, Robocalls, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Sean, Carbo


Feds: California Men Discussed 'Terrorist' Attacks on Twitter and Facebook, Other Targets

Two California men have been indicted in connection with an apparent plot to attack the state’s Democratic Party headquarters, located in Sacramento, the Justice Department said Friday. The men also discussed attacks at other locations throughout the state that they “associated with Democrats,” including the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, California, Sacramento, Software, Computing, Justice Department, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Democratic Party, South of Market San Francisco, The Anarchist Cookbook, Universal Windows Platform Apps


Matt Gaetz's campaign paid $25K to a Manhattan criminal defense lawyer who represented Jeffrey Epstein, new records show

Rep. Matt Gaetz's campaign paid a criminal defense attorney in June for "legal consulting." Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz paid a criminal defense attorney $25K as he faced a sex trafficking investigation. The attorney has represented Jeffrey Epstein and alleged crime bosses. Gaetz also paid a campaign consulting firm $825,000 as he faced a barrage of press scrutiny. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz's cong...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, New York Times, Manhattan, Dc, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Hill, Robin Bravender, Trump International Hotel, Federal Election Commission, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Loera


Disinformation experts doubt authenticity of leaked documents describing a Russian plot to help Trump in 2016

Former cybersecurity chief Christopher testifies before Congress in December of 2020. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images Some experts doubt the truth of papers obtained by the Guardian purporting to come from the Kremlin. According to form US cyber chief Chris Krebs, they may be part of a disinformation campaign. The papers purport to confirm a secret Russian plot to help Donald Trump win power in 2016. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former US cyber security chie...
Tags: Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, Russia, US, Trends, News UK, Moscow, The Guardian, Guardian, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Justice Department


Long-serving Inland Empire Republican Rep. Jerry Lewis dies

REDLANDS — Former Republican Rep. Jerry Lewis, who became a hero in his community for steering hundreds of millions of federal dollars to projects in his inland Southern California district, but was criticized as an exemplar of pork-barrel spending abuses, has died. He was 86. His death was announced in a statement by California Republican Rep. Ken Calvert, who said on his website that Lewis “made an enormous impact on his district, the state of California and our nation.” Calvert said that “if ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, House, Local Politics, Capitol Hill, Doj, Justice Department, Southern California, San Bernardino, Lewis


Activist targeted in kidnapping plot says Iran is testing the US and 'to take no action signals weakness'

Iranian operatives have been accused of trying to kidnap activist Masih Alinejad. Jemal Countess / Getty Images US journalist and activist Masih Alinejad says Iran is "trying to test the red lines" of Western countries. The Iranian-born author was the target of an attempted kidnapping by Iranian operatives, the Justice Department said. Alinejad told Insider she was disappointed by the Biden administration's intent to continue talks with Iran. See more stories on Insider's business ...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, White House, US, International, Trends, Turkey, Iran, Fbi, Brooklyn, Biden, Tehran, Kidnapping, Justice Department, Islamic Republic


Watch the viral anti-hijab videos the DOJ says triggered Iranians into trying to kidnap a Brooklyn woman

Iranian operatives have been accused of trying to kidnap activist Masih Alinejad Jemal Countess / Getty Images The Justice Department on Tuesday accused a group of Iranians of plotting to kidnap Masih Alinejad, an activist in Brooklyn. Alinejad ran a viral Facebook account in which she campaigned against Iran's compulsory hijab laws and exposed abuse women face in the country. Her My Stealthy Freedom Facebook page features videos and photos submitted by her followers, which show women ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Crime, News, International, Trends, Iran, Fbi, Brooklyn, Doj, Justice Department, Hijab, Masih Alinejad, Alinejad, Kelly McLaughlin, Speed desk


Handgun sale ban to under 21-year-olds is unconstitutional, appeals court says

By Tierney Sneed | CNN Federal regulations setting a minimum age of 21 years old for purchasing handguns from licensed dealers violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The restrictions were deemed unconstitutional by a divided three-judge panel of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals. The majority opinion, written by Donald Trump-appointee Judge Julius N. Richardson, said the laws relegated “either the Second Amendment or 18- to 20-year-olds to a second-class status.”...
Tags: Business, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Retail, Courts, Capitol Hill


The activist Iran is accused of plotting to kidnap in NYC enraged the regime with a viral video campaign against its forced hijab laws

Masih on stage at a conference in 2018 in New York. Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Women in Cable Telecommunications The Justice Department accused Iran of an audacious plot to kidnap an activist from Brooklyn. Masih Alinejad exposed abuse in Iran and ran a viral page opposed to its compulsory hijab laws. The FBI said that Iran responded by surveiling her home and plotting to abduct her. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a Facebook post on July 10, days before details ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Human Rights, NYC, US, America, Trends, Iran, Fbi, Brooklyn, Washington Dc, News UK, Venezuela, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Trump


Cuomo Targets Gun Owners and the Gun Industry Instead of Criminals

Cuomo is making another baseless attack on the Second Amendment. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian once remarked, “The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky they’re going to give Cleveland State another year of probation.” Tarkanian’s contention was that college basketball’s governing body was unable or unwilling to police certain powerful institutions, but would attempt to assert their legitimacy by punishing comparatively irrelevant actors. It’s e...
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Biden Attack on Bank Mergers Ignores Neobanks and Fintech Trends

Critics say administration focuses too much on traditional bank and bank combinations and not enough on the real world. The post Biden Attack on Bank Mergers Ignores Neobanks and Fintech Trends appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.
Tags: Finance, White House, Mergers, Mergers and Acquisitions, Biden, Fintech, Justice Department, Strategic Planning, FinTech trends, Featured Content, StoneCastle, Biden Attack on Bank Mergers


Biden’s Attack on Bank Mergers Ignores Neobanks & Fintech Trends

Critics say administration focuses too much on traditional bank and bank combinations and not enough on the real world. The post Biden’s Attack on Bank Mergers Ignores Neobanks & Fintech Trends appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.
Tags: Finance, White House, Spotlight, Mergers, Mergers and Acquisitions, Biden, Fintech, Justice Department, Strategic Planning, Bank Mergers, FinTech trends, Featured Content, StoneCastle



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