Unauthorized border crossings are the most prosecuted federal crime in the U.S. and an unlikely focus of the Democratic presidential primary. Why have such crimes come into the spotlight? And what effect would decriminalizing illegal entry into the U.S. really have?
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There are legitimate reasons to conduct a review of policies and procedures governing national security investigations involving political campaigns. But comments by the president and the attorney general only undermine that work.
This is the first in a new series of posts about developments in Justice Department efforts to combat transnational organized criminal groups.
Attorney General Bill Barr will testify on Wednesday morning before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the Department of Justice fiscal 2020 budget request. The livestream is available here and below.
Attorney General Bill Bar will testify before the House Committee on Appropriations on the Department of Justice FY2020 budget request. The livestream is available here and below.
A stated Justice Department policy of protecting the privacy of terrorism defendants is inconsistent with its practice of releasing materials naming Muslim Americans prosecuted in international terrorism-related cases—while rarely publicizing the identities of non-Muslims prosecuted for right-wing extremism.
I was pleased to host this discussion at the Brookings Institution yesterday with Susan Hennessey, Margaret Taylor, both of Brookings, and former National Security Division chief Mary McCord, now at Georgetown law. It's a very good discussion of where we are with the Mueller Report and the congressional politics surrounding it.
In January and February, several defendants were charged, were sentenced, or pleaded in cases involving international terrorism charges.
There’s no inconsistency between attorney general nominee William Barr’s apparent high regard for Robert Mueller and Barr’s unwillingness to promise the release of a Mueller report.
The record is clear: The president lied, citing Justice Department data that do not exist, and the Justice Department released a report designed to be as suggestive of that lie as possible without repeating it.