Justice Department targeting scams against older people

U.S. 03/07/19, 18:01

The Justice Department says it's charged more than 225 individuals over the past year in connection with fraud scams that victimize people age 60 and older. Attorney General William Barr and other law enforcement officials are announcing what they say is the department's largest-ever nationwide crackdown on elder fraud schemes. In ...

Holder rules out 2020 run, says he’ll focus on redistricting

2022 Campaign 03/04/19, 08:44

Former Attorney General Eric Holder says he's not running for president in 2020. Holder, a Democrat, said in a Monday opinion piece in The Washington Post that he'll focus on redistricting, the process of reconfiguring electoral districts. Holder served under President Barack Obama and is chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, ...

Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

Politics 02/19/19, 21:54

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Department of Transportation's chief operating officer and is in charge of implementing the department's safety and technological priorities. ...

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

Politics 02/15/19, 18:37

President Donald Trump's inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny. The committee said Friday that it is in contact with the New Jersey ...

Update: Whitaker cites ‘fidelity to the law’

Politics 02/08/19, 09:56

The Latest on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appearance before a House committee (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will tell lawmakers that there has been no change in the "overall management" of the special counsel's Russia investigation. That's according to Whitaker's prepared remarks released as he arrived on ...

Senate panel set to approve Trump’s attorney general nominee

Politics 02/07/19, 04:14

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to approve William Barr's nomination to be attorney general Thursday in a vote that is likely to be mostly along party lines as Democrats have questioned how transparent Barr will be once special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation concludes. Once the committee approves the nomination, ...

Virginia AG says he wore blackface at college party

Politics 02/06/19, 12:13

Another top Virginia Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted Wednesday to putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student. Herring issued a statement saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as a 19-year-old ...

Schneiderman used campaign cash for legal bills

New York 01/29/19, 20:14

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated Press. The practice is legal, but reform activists say ...

Former AG Bondi headed to DC to work with lobbying firm

U.S. 01/22/19, 10:07

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is heading to Washington to take a new post with a leading lobbying firm. Ballard Partners announced Tuesday the well-known Republican politician will head the firm's new regulatory compliance office. The firm is headed by Brian Ballard, who has close ties to President Donald Trump. The ...

Trump’s AG pick to steer through Dem, GOP queries at hearing

Politics 01/15/19, 05:11

President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee will have to navigate his confirmation hearing skillfully, emphasizing his support for President Donald Trump's policies while assuring Democrats he will act independently and won't interfere with the special counsel's Russia investigation. Barr will face questions Tuesday from the Senate Judiciary Committee about his relationship ...

Source: Rosenstein expected to leave Justice in weeks

Politics 01/09/19, 07:22

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position soon after William Barr is confirmed as attorney general. That's according to a person familiar with the plans who wasn't authorized to discuss them publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Barr has a confirmation hearing before ...

Underwood closes unexpected tenure as NY attorney general

New York 12/31/18, 23:30

For a decade, Barbara Underwood was an apolitical force in New York, quietly serving as solicitor general before scandal thrust her into public view and gave her an unexpected promotion to become the state's first female attorney general. Now, the 74-year-old Democrat is going back to her old job after a ...

William Barr: 6 things to know about new attorney general nominee

Politics 12/09/18, 09:39

William Barr is a former U.S. attorney general, an advocate of investigating Hillary Clinton, and a bagpipe player for 60 years. President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would nominate Barr, 68, to serve again as attorney general. He previously served in the position from November 1991 to January 1993 under President ...

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