Attorney General Jeff Sessions says DOJ charged the largest number of violent crime and firearm defendants in its history in the year that ended Sept. 30. He contends that these federal cases are reducing the national rate of violent crimes, including homicides.
The Trump administration, after threatening to withhold funds for Seattle in retaliation for the city’s immigration policies, has agreed to hand over the money. The city and nearby jurisdictions will get $657,975 in Justice Assistance Grant funds.
President Trump seems likely to ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down. Three people serving in high administration posts, as well as a former Attorney General and retired federal judge, are under consideration, says the Wall Street Journal.
Despite Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s denial he suggested using a wiretap to record President Trump last year, an FBI official is set to tell Congress that the bureau took such a suggestion seriously.
The U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), has altered messaging on its website in ways that indicate a shift toward a more punitive approach to juvenile justice under the Trump administration, according to a new report by the Sunlight Foundation’s Web Integrity Project (WIP).
Before a friendly audience of Utah police officers, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the revival of the Project Safe Neighborhoods program. “Our goal is not to fill up the courts or fill up the prisons (but) to reduce crime,” he said.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet privately with lawmakers who want to question him about reports that he discussed secretly recording President Trump and recruiting cabinet members to remove the president from office. He also will meet with President Trump to discuss his future at the Justice Department.
It’s not clear when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will lave, but several appointees in line for his role overseeing Robert Mueller’s probe come with their own baggage, from direct involvement in the probe to work at law firms with clients mired in the investigation.