“The message has already been received: if you cross the administration with perfectly accurate reporting that they don’t like: you will be attacked and punished,” Attkisson said Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
George J. Terwilliger III, Robert J. Bittman and Todd R. Steggerda will join McGuireWoods’s white collar practice in Washington, which is opening a new Strategic Risk and Crisis Management group.
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Bank of New York Mellon’s recent disclosure shows that the SEC’s sovereign wealth fund sweep is still percolating; but experts say that the foreign funds aren’t the only source of risk for private equity and financial firms.
He is already serving in the Justice Department’s No. 3 position in an acting capacity.
The department’s Executive Office for United States Attorneys in Washington is examining the issue, a Justice Department spokesman confirmed.
The conviction is a significant victory for the Obama administration, which has led an unprecedented crackdown on officials who speak to journalists about security matters without the administration’s approval. Prosecutors prevailed after a yearslong fight in which the journalist, James Risen, refused to identify his sources.
The new chair and vice chair have replaced Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and acting Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates.
The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said.
Horn succeeds Sally Quillian Yates, who was nominated this month to be Deputy Attorney General, the Justice Department’s No. 2 official.
Calling the actions by top department brass a “harmful procedural error,” the Jan. 2 decision sustained a 2013 ruling from an administrative judge that overturned the suspensions of Alaska Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Bottini and James Goeke.
The Deputy Chief oversaw trial practice for the units litigating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, securities fraud and healthcare fraud.
England’s Serious Fraud Office appeared increasingly desperate in December 2013 exchanges with the Akin Gump lawyer, whose testimony they needed to avoid an embarrassing dismissal of a major bribery prosecution.
Andrew Weissman worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2010 on a campaign to encourage changes to the 1977 foreign anti-bribery law that critics argued would weaken it. Now, he will oversee FCPA enforcement.
The department’s No. 2 official was the “James Brown” of the DOJ, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch said, riffing off the late funk legend’s nickname as the “hardest working man in show business.”