January 6, 2021

Joe Biden has selected Judge Merrick Garland to serve as his attorney general, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. Biden selected Garland over former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, choosing to elevate the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals in D.C. to run

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December 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Monday that Attorney General William Barr will be leaving his job just before Christmas and Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney general. Barr, in a letter to Trump posted by the Republican president on Twitter, said he would leave his post on Dec. 23.

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November 20, 2020

Former Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, whom Republicans brazenly blocked at every turn, is being considered for attorney general in the incoming Biden administration, NPR reported on Friday. If selected, Garland would be saddled with restoring confidence in a Justice Department that, amid the Trump presidency, has drifted far afield from its original nonpartisan mission

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May 2, 2019

From the article: Washington (CNN) Donald Trump was right: He can get away with almost anything — a factor that is likely to mean an even more unchained presidency over the next 18 months. All the reasons why Democratic efforts to check the President will likely fail were revealed in Attorney General William Barr’s trial

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May 2, 2019

From article: An empty chair for Attorney General William Barr sits in a committee room on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Barr had informed the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he would not testify.ADVERTISEMENT A Justice Department spokeswoman said in a statement that the committee’s Democratic chairman placed “unprecedented and unnecessary” conditions on the hearing by arranging

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