Hint: It’s not quite vindication for President Trump.
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Even as the president plans to nominate William Barr to lead the Justice Department, the department is still snarled up in litigation over Matthew Whitaker’s role as acting attorney general.
On Dec. 5, counsel for Guantanamo detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court. Al-Alwi is a Yemeni citizen who was captured in Pakistan in 2001 and has been detained at Guantanamo Bay since 2002.
The National Archives has not only made Leon Jaworski’s Road Map public, but has also collected a trove of related information that may be of interest to readers.
On Oct. 23, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California unsealed an affidavit and criminal complaint against Robert Paul Rundo, the founder of the white supremacist group Rise Above Movement, and three other members of the organization. Rundo entered into Mexico two weeks ago and was brought back into the United States on Oct. 23, the New York Times reports.
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Three weeks before the midterm elections, the Justice Department charges a Russian woman for interfering in the U.S. political system.