Pence’s Classified Documents Are a New Headache for AG Merrick Garland

Attorney General has painted himself into a corner with special counsel appointments. has a ways to go before he threatens the record of his former boss (and mine), Attorney General Janet Reno, who appointed seven independent counsels during the Clinton administration. But he has plenty of time yet to catch up. Reno—the longest serving attorney … Read more

AG Merrick Garland says he signed off on Trump search, denounces attacks on law enforcement

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday afternoon spoke for the first time in Palm Beach, Florida. Citing “the substantial public interest in this matter,” Garland said the government had filed a motion to unseal the warrant authorizing Monday’s search, which Trump has sharply criticized as a partisan attack. It was not immediately clear how quickly … Read more

AG Merrick Garland: Justice Department files motion to unseal Mar-a-Lago search warrant

Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday the Justice Department had filed a motion to unseal the search warrant and property receipt from a search FBI agents conducted Monday at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida “I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter,” he said Thursday, after … Read more