Author: Rebecca Beitsch

DOJ declines to release communication on Biden docs to House Judiciary

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday rebuffed a broad request from the House Judiciary Committee to provide further details about the special counsel investigation into the mishandling of documents during President Biden’s time as vice president, saying that doing so would risk releasing information central to the case. The response follows a request from…

Senate Judiciary mulls action amid fallout from Durham probe

The Senate Judiciary Committee is pledging to review the actions of former special counsel John Durham following reports of inappropriate handling of his probe into the investigation of former President Trump. Recent reporting from The New York Times detailed ethical concerns during the probe prompted numerous staff departures, including concerns over former Attorney General Bill Barr’s involvement…

California seeks disbarment of Eastman following Trump memo

The California bar association is seeking the disbarment of attorney John Eastman, who crafted memos for the Trump campaign encouraging former Vice President Mike Pence to buck his ceremonial duty to certify the 2020 election results. Eastman crafted two memos for the Trump campaign outlining strategies for reversing then-President Trump’s loss to President Biden, including…

Fulton County sparks questions about whether Trump will face charges 

A prosecutor’s pledge to make imminent charging decisions for “multiple” people in a probe centered on Donald Trump’s actions in Georgia following the 2020 election has renewed interest in whether the former president could soon be facing charges. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) offered the revelation Tuesday as she argued that a special…

Risk of prosecution on Biden, Trump docs differs due to cooperation

Two presidents. Two tranches of classified documents. Two special counsel investigations. But the similarities in the cases between President Biden and President Trump appear to take a sharp divide when it comes to important elements of the law prohibiting the mishandling of state secrets. Biden is under fire following revelations that since November, his staff…

GOP divided in rush to impeach Mayorkas

Tensions are rising in the GOP House over how to tackle a topic many back enthusiastically: impeaching Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Republicans are largely unified in opposition to the secretary, but while some want to go full bore right away, others see fast-track impeachment as a mistake, warning that it’s important…

Garland names special counsel to look into Biden’s classified documents

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate the discovery of classified documents that were potentially mishandled following President Biden’s tenure as vice president. Garland made the announcement after a second batch of classified documents were found in the garage of Biden’s Wilmington residence and also indicated that just…

House GOP approves resolution to create panel to probe ‘weaponization’ of federal government

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday gave their approval to a new House subcommittee designed to probe the “weaponization” of the federal government, giving the panel access to sensitive intelligence and the power to oversee ongoing criminal investigations. The resolution passed in a party-line vote, 221-211. The subcommittee, part of the House Judiciary Committee, is expected to…