Kelly T. Currie could be acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York if Lynch is confirmed as Attorney General and until the president names a permanent replacement.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s support – and a process of political elimination plus a really good interview – explain the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s nomination for Attorney General.
Family of slain border patrol agent reacts.
“He was the face of the Justice Department in the South.”
The Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s nomination has not provoked a major outcry from Republicans, a sign she still stands a strong shot at being approved to lead the DOJ even in a GOP-led Senate — unless she trips up during her confirmation hearings.
A packed schedule after the election is almost certain to push the vetting process for Loretta Lynch into January, when Republicans are set to take power in the Senate.
On Sunday, Lynch was spotted at the Zora Neal Hurston-themed Eatonville on 14th Street NW with a party of about 12, including her family.
Eligible to pick among a trio of committee chairmanships in the coming Republican-majority U.S. Senate, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley has settled on the powerful Judiciary Committee.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, is in line to chair the committee that considers federal judicial appointments, including Supreme Court nominations, as well as oversight of the Department of Justice and agencies within the Department of Homeland Security.
One of Lynch’s top achievements in New York was leading the prosecution of five white police officers accused of committing ghastly brutality against a Haitian immigrant.
There’s just one hitch: the Loretta Lynch President Obama nominated to his cabinet and the Loretta Lynch who served as one of Bill Clinton’s defense attorneys during the Whitewater probe are two entirely different people.
Commentary: The Brooklyn U.S. Attorney has the best chance of any Obama nominee to be confirmed in the new Republican-led 114th Congress. But it was politically negligent that it took two months to figure it out.
Lynch is a popular prosecutor who is in her second stint as U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York, appointed by President Obama in 2010.
The New York Times, coming late to the story, has joined other news outlets in reporting that the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney is has risen to the top of an ever-changing short list.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz found that Executive Office for Immigration Review may have violated federal nepotism laws by hiring student relatives of the office’s three most senior officials.
To expand hacking powers.
‘No question’ release timed to avoid being used in elections, chairman says.
Holder has pledged to stay on until a successor is confirmed – a prospect that is seeming increasingly dicey as the clock has ticked down and the political terrain changes.
Will GOP succumb to special interests if Perez tapped for AG?
‘Well placed sources’ tout DHS deputy, but so unlikely: incoming Sen. Judiciary Chair Grassley ripped him on EB-5 visas.
Raoul Weil was the highest-level executive to face criminal charges in the long-running Justice Department investigation.
Justice Department officials provided House investigators with thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious that President Obama had previously claimed were exempt from congressional review.
In an “election eve dump,” as House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) put it, DOJ handed over 64,280 pages of documents, a release that is still only a [...]
“Issa and his idiot cronies never gave a damn about this when all that was happening was that thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country,” Holder wrote to top aides on April 15, 2011.
on foreign exchange trading disclosed.
Justice Department investigators have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials said.
The department, with lawyer’s blinders on to the public relations disaster, labeled James Rosen a criminal co-conspirator in a national security leak.
The move would allow the lame-duck congress to confirm Holder’s replacement.
“Scary beyond belief,” GWU Law Professor Stephen Saltzburg says of a legal theory that would dramatically change the rules if adopted by the courts.
Filled with “self aggrandizing” conspiracy anecdotes.
“Like a family reunion on steroids.”