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FBI Director Wray Provides First Testimony Since Capitol Attack

FBI Director Christopher Wray will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at 1o a.m. ET Tuesday, the first testimony from Wray since the attack on Congress on Jan. 6. The ongoing criminal investigation into the hundreds of Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building that day constitutes one of the largest investigations in FBI history. Former President Donald Trump nominated Wray to lead the FBI in June 2017. Wray was confirmed by the Senate that August. FBI directors serve 10...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Fbi, Donald Trump, Trump, Wray, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, Christopher Wray, Jen Psaki, Matt Shuham, Capitol insurrection


The 5 biggest takeaways from FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony about the Capitol insurrection

FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. AP FBI Director Chris Wray testified about the January 6 Capitol attack on Tuesday. He said the FBI warned law enforcement partners of violence at the Capitol ahead of the attack. Wray also shot down conspiracy theories about the siege and Trump's lies about the election. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. During congressional testimony o...
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FBI chief Wray: Capitol attack was ‘domestic terrorism’

By Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — FBI Director Chris Wray condemned the January riot at the U.S. Capitol as “domestic terrorism” Tuesday as he defended the bureau’s handling of intelligence indicating the prospect for violence. He told lawmakers the information was properly shared with other law enforcement agencies even though it was raw and unverified. Wray’s comments before Congress, in a rare public appearance since the deadly Capitol attack two months ag...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, Washington, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, House, Courts, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Capitol Police, Trump


Garland’s AG nomination clears Senate committee

By Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to advance President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, setting up his confirmation before the full Senate. The vote was 15 to 7 with all Democratic senators and four Republicans in favor of the nominee. Garland, the former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, has been praised by members of both parties for his intellect and integrity. He pledged in his nomination hearing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Russia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Bill Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Delaware


Here are the biggest takeaways from the first day of Merrick Garland's confirmation hearings

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland testified Monday at a confirmation hearing for his nomination as attorney general. He committed to staying apolitical and said the US faces a "dangerous" threat from domestic extremists. Garland also expressed opposition to the death penalty and said he couldn't "imagine anything worse" than Trump's child separation policy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty, Department Of Justice, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, Durham, Trump, Oklahoma City


AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

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 ...
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Garland supports releasing report on FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar case

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday that he supports releasing the results of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal. Garland also said if confirmed he would also consult with the Justice Department’s inspector general about the USA Gymnastics/Nassar investigation. Between August and October 2018, Office of Inspector General investigators and FBI agents from local f...
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WATCH: Merrick Garland choked up while discussing his family history and why he wants to be attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland choked up while explaining his motivation for being a public servant. At his confirmation hearing for attorney general, Garland talked about how his family fled antisemitism. "The country took us in and protected us, and I feel an obligation to the country to pay back," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US appeals court judge Merrick Garland on Monday...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Getty, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Booker, US supreme court


Domestic terrorism in the US is 'more dangerous' now than after the Oklahoma City bombing, Biden AG nominee says

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general. Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney-general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism was "more dangerous" now than it was in the 1990s. The Capitol insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Judge Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's n...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Oklahoma City, Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, Waco, Ruby Ridge


Domestic terror in the US is 'more dangerous' now than after the Oklahoma City bombing, Biden AG nominee says

Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland. Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism is "more dangerous" than its previous peak in the 1990s. The January 6 insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly OKC bombing, Garland said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general sounded the alarm Monday on the...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Oklahoma City, Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, OKC, Waco


The 'brilliant legal mind' defending Saudi Arabia and its crown prince against murder, hacking, and terrorism

Palestine Convention/YouTube; Middle East Monitor/Handout via Reuters; Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images; Dylan Martinez/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Insider Michael Kellogg has defended the Saudi government and royal family in US courts for 18 years. Several people are currently suing the crown prince, accusing him of murder and hacking attempts. Kellogg is criticized for his client choice, but he remains one of DC's most admired attorneys. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
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The 'brilliant legal mind' defending Saudi Arabia and its crown prince against claims of murder, hacking, and terrorism

Palestine Convention/YouTube; Middle East Monitor/Handout via Reuters; Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images; Dylan Martinez/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Insider Michael Kellogg has defended the Saudi government and royal family in US courts for 18 years. Several people are currently suing the crown prince, accusing him of murder and hacking attempts. Kellogg is criticized for his client choice, but he remains one of DC's most admired attorneys. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
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Anti-Gunner Admits ‘Biden Presidency is Dream Come True’

Joe Biden’s presidency is a “dream come true” for gun control, says an anti-gun official.IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A top official with the billionaire-backed Everytown for Gun Safety lobbying group admitted to The Hill that Joe Biden’s presidency is a “dream come true” for gun prohibitionists while it will be “the worst nightmare” for gun owners and organizations representing their interests. Rob Wilcox, deputy director of policy and strategy at Everytown—the anti-gun-rights group ...
Tags: Guns, Senate, White House, US, America, Joe Biden, Biden, Washington State, Michael Bloomberg, Kamala Harris, Nra, Senate Judiciary Committee, Hill, IMG, The Hill, Durbin


New efforts to fix the ugly old problem of sentencing disparity for federal crack and powder cocaine offenses

As detailed in this press relase from Senator Cory Booker's office, "U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced legislation that will finally eliminate the federal crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity and apply it retroactively to those already convicted or sentenced."  Here is more: After the passage of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, sentencing for crack and powder cocaine offenses vastly differed. For instance,...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Barack Obama, Senate Judiciary Committee, Cory Booker, Durbin, Matthew Charles, Douglas A Berman, Dick Durbin D IL, Heather Rice, Kevin Ring, FAMM, Church Mobilization for Prison Fellowship


Obama says John Lewis is 'smiling down' on Georgia as he congratulates Warnock for his Senate win

Former President Barack Obama speaks during a drive in campaign rally with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belle Isle on October 31, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama congratulated Reverend Raphael Warnock on his Georgia Special Senate Runoff Election win against Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a statement on Wednesday. Obama said that late US Representative John Lewis is "surely smiling down on his beloved ...
Tags: Politics, John Lewis, News, Obama, Washington, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, House, House Of Representatives, Republican, Biden, Trump


GOP Sen. Ben Sasse calls out Republicans who plan to challenge the election results on January 6, calling them 'institutional arsonist members of Congress'

Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee on the fourth day of hearings on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, on October 15, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images GOP Sen. Ben Sasse in a Facebook post on Wednesday excoriated his colleagues who are planning to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 victory. "If you make big claims, you had better have the evidence. But the president doesn't an...
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Trump Goes Whole Hog, Grants Pardons For House Allies And Russia Probe Figures

President Trump went on pardon tear Tuesday night as his presidency wanes, with the White House announcing grants of clemency for key figures in the 2016 Russia investigation and for congressional allies of Trump who were prosecuted during his administration. Trump granted a full pardon to his former 2016 campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who kickstarted the Russian investigation when he told a foreign diplomat about Russia’s efforts to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton. Papadopoulos pleaded...
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Former US cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs says officials are still tracking 'scope' of the SolarWinds hack

Christopher C. Krebs, former director of the Homeland Security Department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Chris Krebs, the former head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said on Sunday the massive SolarWinds cybersecurity attack appears to be linked to Russia. "Everything I've heard, whether it's from private sector cybersecurity threat a...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, China, Russia, US, Trends, Cnn, Cybersecurity, Pentagon, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Cisa, Solarwinds, Trump


Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows attempted to hide his COVID-19 diagnosis and the White House outbreak

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows departs the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on October 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Mark Meadows deliberately tried to hide the White House coronavirus outbreak from the public, according to an investigation by the Washington Post. The White House chief of staff not only tried to keep his own diagnosis a secret but also instructed at least one fellow advisor who wanted to disclose an infection not to, an un...
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Former US cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs warned not to 'conflate' voting system security with SolarWinds hack despite Trump's claim

Christopher Krebs, former director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 14, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Former top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs warned on Twitter Saturday not to "conflate" the security of the US voting system with the massive SolarWinds cyberattack. "The proof is in the paper," Krebs tweeted, later adding that you "can't hack paper." Krebs' warning came...
Tags: Politics, News, Microsoft, China, Russia, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Hack, United States, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, State Department


Den. Dianne Feinstein Says She Hasn’t Considered Leaving Senate Early

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said this week she hasn’t thought about retiring before her term ends in 2024 and defended herself against criticism of her job performance and questions about her age. “I don’t feel my cognitive abilities have diminished,” Feinstein told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Thursday. “Do I forget something sometimes? Quite possibly.” At 87, Feinstein is the Senate’s oldest member. In 2018 she won reelection for ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Washington Dc, Cbs, Graham, Capitol Hill, Times, Dianne Feinstein, Los Angeles Times, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Lindsey Graham


A handful of GOP lawmakers acknowledge Trump's loss after Electoral College vote, with an even smaller number calling Biden 'president-elect'

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee). Al Drago/POOL/AFP Although most GOP representatives have declined to call Biden "president-elect," several GOP members broke ranks today. Senate Majority Whip John Thune told CNN's Manu Raju that Joe Biden is president-elect "once he crosses 270 electoral votes" and added that "it's time for everybody to move on" after certification today. Sen. Lindsay Graham appeared to confirm Biden's win but deflected to talking points. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
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Biden has tapped Obama-era security chief Susan Rice for a top domestic job, as some Democrats are resentful that his old allies are scooping up top jobs

From left to right: Former US Secretary of State John Kerry, President-elect Joe Biden, and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Washington, DC, in 2013. Kerry and Rice have both been tapped for top jobs in the Biden administration. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Susan Rice to head the White House's Domestic Policy Council. Rice, who was national security advisor to former President Barack Obama, has a longstanding relationship with B...
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Dianne Feinstein forgets conversations and gets upset with her staff for not briefing her on a topic shortly after they do, new report says

The senator announced last month that she would step down from her position as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Dianne Feinstein forgets conversations and gets upset with her staff for not briefing her on a topic moments after they do, according to a new report from the New Yorker. The US Senator from California is said to be struggling with her short-term memory, even forgetting things she herself has said, sources fami...
Tags: Politics, New York, California, Senate, US, Trends, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein, New Yorker, The New Yorker, Jane Mayer, Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein, Sen Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer


Chuck Schumer had to tell Dianne Feinstein that she should step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee twice because she forgot the first conversation they had, new report alleges

US Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks as Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Patrick Leahy, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal listen during a news conference in front of the US Capitol after a boycott of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court on October 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reportedly told Sen. Diane Feinstein, the oldest member of the US Senate, ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, California, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, US Senate, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein, New Yorker, US supreme court, Senate Judiciary Committee


The DC to Silicon Valley pipeline: Meet the former Washington power-players who joined the ranks at tech companies like Amazon and Airbnb

Jay Carney. Thierry Monasse/Corbis via Getty Images In recent years, there's been a talent pipeline from Washington, DC, to Silicon Valley.  Several for Obama administration officials now work at tech companies like Airbnb and Amazon.  Jay Carney, President Barack Obama's former press secretary, is now a high-ranking Amazon employee. Tony West, a former Justice Department official, is a C-level executive at Uber.  Other helped run political campaigns or held State Department positions befo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Politics, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Trends, Hp, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Bill Clinton


Tennessee senator slurs China for cheating and stealing, and top Chinese journalist calls her a 'lifetime b----'

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington DC on November 10, 2020. Susan Walsh/Pool/AP Photos Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn has been called a 'lifetime bitch' by a top Chinese journalist after insulting 5,000 years of Chinese history.  The exchange took place on Twitter and began with Blackburn thanking President Trump for blocking the import of cotton produced by the forced labor of China's Uighur ethnic minority. Chen Weih...
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Interesting advocacy for Senator Durbin to take over top Dem spot on Senate Judiciary Committee

In my upper-level sentencing class, I spend a lot of time highlighting for students how many different system players have an impact on sentencing law, policy and practice.  Too often, a cursory discussion of sentencing looks only at trial judges and judicial decision-making.  But at the case-specific level, decisions by victims and police and prosecutors and defense attorneys can often have a profound and even controlling impact on sentencing outcomes.  System-wide, players inside and around al...
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Former election security chief Chris Krebs hints at taking legal action against Trump's campaign lawyer who said he should be 'shot'

Christopher Krebs, former director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 14, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Chris Krebs is considering taking legal action against Joe diGenova, a campaign lawyer for President Donald Trump, who said the former cybersecurity official should be "shot." "I've got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court and I think they're probably goi...
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'It's not how I wanted to go out': Chris Krebs, the election security official fired by Trump, opens up in new interview and dismisses 'farcical' claims of voter fraud

Christopher Krebs, former director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on May 14, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told CBS "the American people should have 100% confidence in their vote." Krebs was fired by President Trump earlier this month for refusing to go along with Trump's unsupported...
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