Trump administration officials “significantly underestimated [the zero tolerance policy’s] complexities and demonstrated a deficient understanding of the legal requirements related to the care and custody of separated children,” the IG report said.
Biden selected Garland over former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, choosing to elevate the former chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals in D.C. to run the Justice Department.
Byung “BJay” Pak, the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta, resigned on Monday after indicating that he would not leave until Inauguration Day. President Donald Trump had referred to a “never-Trumper U.S. Attorney” in a phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state.
William Barr succeeded in leaving the Attorney General’s office largely on his terms. Analysts say he followed a “maximalist view of executive power” and was untroubled by the perception that he was serving the president’s agenda.