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Feds Are Not Going for JetBlue-Spirit Deal
DOJ on JetBlue-Spirit
Deal: Nope

DOJ on JetBlue-Spirit Deal: Nope

Biden administration sues to halt sale of Spirit, thinks it would drive prices up

(Newser) - The Biden administration sued on Tuesday to block JetBlue Airways' $3.8 billion purchase of Spirit Airlines, saying the deal would reduce competition and drive up air fares. The Justice Department said the tie-up would especially hurt cost-conscious travelers who depend on Spirit to find cheaper options than they can...

Garland: I'll Stay Out of Hunter Biden Case

GOP senators press attorney general in hearing

(Newser) - Under questioning by Republican senators, Attorney General Merrick Garland testified Wednesday that US Attorney David Weiss of Delaware has the authority to decide whether to charge President Biden's son without interference. Weiss, who is conducting a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden concerning taxes and other issues, also could decide...

Now Biden Is the Focus of a Special Counsel

Attorney general makes move after more improperly stored classified documents were found

(Newser) - Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the presence of documents with classified markings found at President Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an office in Washington . The announcement followed Biden's acknowledgement Thursday morning that a document with classified markings from his...

Classified Documents Found in Biden's Former Office

Papers were turned over to National Archives after discovery, president's counsel says

(Newser) - Federal officials are reviewing approximately 10 classified documents that were discovered in an office President Biden had at a Washington think tank. The president's personal lawyers spotted the papers while packing up files to move Biden out of the office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global...

Jan. 6 Panel Recommends Criminal Charges for Trump

Justice Department will make the final decision

(Newser) - The House panel investigating the Capitol riot just made its biggest move yet: It recommended that former President Trump face four criminal charges. The AP describes the move as "mostly symbolic" given that the final decision rests with the Justice Department. The Washington Post also makes a point to...

Garland Tells Prosecutors to End Cocaine Case Disparities

House, Senate bills would alter gap first laid out by Sen. Biden

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors have been ordered to end sentencing disparities involving convictions for distributing cocaine: For decades, crack convictions have brought harsher punishments than powder cocaine offenses. Civil rights advocates and other opponents of the policy criticize the gap as harming Black and brown communities, a result of the government's...

Garland Picks Special Counsel for Trump-Tied Investigations
Merrick Garland Names
Special Counsel on Trump

Merrick Garland Names Special Counsel on Trump

DOJ's Jack Smith will oversee inquiries into Mar-a-Lago documents, 2020 election

(Newser) - (Updated with new information throughout.) A big move from Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday: He named a special counsel to oversee the Justice Department's investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Trump's Florida estate as well as key aspects of a separate probe...

13 Face US Charges in Chinese Spy Cases

Plots include recruitment of agents, interference with prosecution, Garland says

(Newser) - Attorney General Merrick Garland announced charges Monday against 13 people in three cases of Chinese spying or efforts to exert illegal influence in the US. Two of those facing criminal charges are Chinese intelligence officers who, the Justice Department said, paid a US government employee for confidential information in an...

There's Enough Evidence to Charge Hunter Biden: Agents

Decision on prosecution is up to a Trump appointee

(Newser) - Four years into the investigation, federal agents say they have assembled enough evidence to justify charging Hunter Biden with crimes. The evidence concerns tax crimes and a statement connected to the purchase of a gun, the Washington Post reports. The decision on whether to prosecute President Biden's son falls...

Trump: US 'Temperature Has to Be Brought Down'
Trump: US 'Temperature
Has to Be Brought Down'
the rundown

Trump: US 'Temperature Has to Be Brought Down'

He tells Fox he'll help do so, continues to denounce FBI's 'scam' search

(Newser) - Donald Trump spoke to Fox News Digital Monday and said the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago residence has triggered levels of anger in the country he's never before seen. The "temperature has to be brought down," he said, per Fox News . The former president pledged to help...

Everyone Is Saying the Same Thing About Merrick Garland

He 'called Trump's bluff' with move to unseal Mar-a-Lago search warrant

(Newser) - After Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that he was seeking to unseal the search warrant justifying Monday's search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estates, numerous outlets, including CNN , the Washington Post , Politico , and the New York Times , had very similar headlines about him "calling Trump'...

Garland: I 'Personally Approved' Mar-a-Lago Search

Attorney General asks court to unseal the warrant

(Newser) - Attorney General Merrick Garland delivered his first public comments since Monday's surprise search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence by federal agents, though he shed little immediate light on the reasons behind it. Garland did, however, say that he "personally approved" the decision to a seek a search...

New Breonna Taylor Charges Involve Secret Garage Meeting

4 former or current Louisville police officers are charged in botched deadly raid

(Newser) - The botched police raid that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor has led to federal charges against four current and former Louisville officers. "Breonna Taylor should still be alive," Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday in announcing the charges, per the AP . Three of those charged—former...

Garland Warns States About Abortion Pills

Experts say it's unclear whose policy would prevail, so the courts may decide

(Newser) - Despite the Supreme Court's decision on abortion rights, Attorney General Merrick Garland has told the states the Department of Justice will "work tirelessly to protect and advance reproductive freedom," starting with preserving access to abortion pills. Garland noted in a statement Friday, issued after the court's...

Democrats: Justice Department Could Look at Indicting Trump

There's enough evidence, Jan. 6 panel members

(Newser) - Democratic members of the House committee holding hearings on the attack on the Capitol said Sunday there's sufficient evidence for the Justice Department to consider indicting former President Donald Trump. "I would like to see the Justice Department investigate any credible allegation of criminal activity on the part...

List Grows of Officials Testing Positive After DC Event

Garland, Raimondo, Schiff, and Castro all attended Gridiron Dinner last weekend

(Newser) - Gathering so many top government officials for an evening of nonpartisan satire and laughter might have been dangerous. Members of Congress and the Cabinet have tested positive for the coronavirus since Saturday's Gridiron Dinner, an annual white-tie event in Washington. Attorney General Merrick Garland added his name to the...

Put Unruly Passengers on 'No-Fly' List, Airline Urges

Delta asks attorney general to blacklist convicted customers

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines has asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to establish a federal "no-fly" list and to put any passenger convicted of disrupting a flight on it. "This action will help prevent future incidents and serve as a strong symbol of the consequences of not complying with crew...

Don't Expect Big Fight Over Pick for Supreme Court
May Be 
Relatively Tame
the rundown

This SCOTUS Confirmation May Be Relatively Tame

Things could change depending on nominee, but Democrats appear to have a clear path

(Newser) - Fights over recent Supreme Court nominees have set off political fireworks, but the upcoming one to fill the seat of Stephen Breyer isn't expected to be as dramatic. Much could change, of course, depending on the person selected, but an assessment by Politico suggests that leading conservative groups are...

Task Force Brings First Case on Threats to Election Workers

Indictment says Texas man wanted to 'put a bullet' in Georgia official

(Newser) - A Craigslist post saying "it's time to put a bullet" in a Georgia elections official has resulted in the indictment of a Texas man, prosecutors say. Chad Christopher Stark was charged Friday, CNN reports. The indictment says Stark posted the threat on Jan. 5, the day before the...

Garland: Feds Are Building More Complex Jan. 6 Cases

He says perpetrators at all levels are being pursued

(Newser) - A day before the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed to protect America's democratic institutions and said the people responsible for the attack will face justice whether they were present at the Capitol or not. "The Justice Department remains committed to holding...

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