Currie served as acting U.S. Attorney following Loretta Lynch’s confirmation last year as Attorney General.
Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), who’d had a contentious relationship with former Attorney General Eric Holder, expressed “sincere gratitude” to the new AG for approach to local jurisdictions that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.
The former senior counsel to then-Criminal Division chief Lanny Breuer will head the British firm’s Washington, D.C.-based government investigations practice.
“This is the first I’ve heard of it,” the former Attorney General said, when told he and four other former Bush administration officials had been blacklisted by Russia in retaliation for the U.S.’s latest additions to the Magnitsky List.
The long-time federal prosecutor from Philadelphia has been involved in sentencing reform.
U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia will fill the seat vacated by former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin of the Southern District of West Virginia.
Brett Tolman shares a history with Oregon FBI Special Agent in Charge Gregory Bretzing: They worked together on a 2009 investigation of thefts of Indian artifacts from public lands that also sparked anger at the Bureau of Land Management.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is still angry about the political uproar that derailed his attempt in 2009 to prosecute 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian court.
Main Justice accurately reported the outcome of the videographer-activist’s 2010 prosecution in Louisiana, meaning O’Keefe had no claim, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled.