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The top national security official at the Department of Justice is resigning as the department grapples with the fallout over its subpoena of the phone records of members of Congress and reporters during the Trump administration, a DOJ official confirmed Monday. The resignation comes as Attorney General Merrick Garland announced an overhaul of DOJ's procedures amid revelations that the agency seized Democratic lawmakers' communication records. John Demers, who's been the head of DOJ's national security division since 2018, plans to step down at the end of next week, the DOJ official told NBC News. The departure of Demers, who likely was briefed on decisions to subpoena phone records linked to reporters and members of Congress, was planned and is not related to the controversy, the official said. The Justice Department has also drawn fire for seizing the records of journalists at The New York Times and elsewhere in an effort to identify sources for national security stories published during the Trump administration.
Persons: Trump, General Merrick Garland, John Demers, who's, Demers, John Carlin, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Donald Trump's, Garland Organizations: Department of Justice, DOJ, Democratic, NBC News, Apple, Microsoft, California Democrats, House Intelligence, The, The New York Times Locations: California, Russia
Live Live Updates: Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Leaves Democrats a Big Choice A plan from a bipartisan group of lawmakers does not address climate change and omits money for child and elder care. A bipartisan group of 10 senators met last week to discuss a framework for an infrastructure package. The group is pushing for a proposal that is much smaller than the $1.9 trillion package that Mr. Biden has proposed. But Biden administration officials said that they were mindful of how Mr. Putin seemed to get the better of Mr. Trump in Helsinki. The spectacle in 2018 drew sharp condemnations from across the political spectrum for providing an opportunity for Mr. Putin to spread falsehoods.
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The DOJ's top national security official will step down, AP reported on Monday. John Demers is resigning amid revelations that the DOJ secretly seized lawmakers' and reporters' records. The top national security official at the Justice Department is resigning amid news that the department secretly seized phone records from House Democrats and some journalists as part of aggressive leak investigations, The Associated Press first reported. Demers began overseeing the national security division in February 2018. And a source familiar with Rosenstein similarly told CNN the former deputy attorney general was not aware of the subpoenas.
Persons: John Demers, Demers, Mark Lesko, Donald Trump's, Michael Horowitz, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Donald Trump, Merrick Garland, Garland, Lisa Monaco, Jeff Sessions, Bill Barr, Rod Rosenstein, Sessions, Barr, Rosenstein Organizations: DOJ, Eastern, of, Justice Department, House Democrats, Associated Press, Intelligence, The New York Times, Department of Justice, Congress, Congressional, Daily, Trump, Politico, CNN Locations: of New York, Russia
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks on voting rights at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2021. The Justice Department under former attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions was regularly accused of putting Trump's personal and political interests ahead of the law. The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for data on Schiff and Swalwell. The head of the Justice Department's National Security Division is expected to leave his post by the end of next week, the Times reported on Monday. The departure of John Demers, a holdover from Trump's administration, had been arranged months ago, the Times reported.
Persons: General Merrick Garland, Tom Brenner, Donald Trump's, Garland, Lisa Monaco, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, General Michael Horowitz, Trump, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Schiff, Swalwell, William Barr, Jeff Sessions, Barr, Kate Bedingfield, Apple, Donald McGahn, John Demers Organizations: U.S . Department of Justice, REUTERS Companies Companies, Apple Inc, U.S . Justice, Justice Department, Trump, Democratic, Department, White House Communications, New York Times, Trump -, White, Times, Justice Department's National Security Division Locations: Washington , U.S
Congress to probe 'rogue' actions of Trump's Justice Dept
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Susan Cornwell | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The top two Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Sunday vowed to probe the “rogue” actions of the Justice Department during former President Donald Trump’s term, including its move to seize the communications records of Democratic lawmakers. The Justice Department under former attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions was regularly accused of putting Trump’s personal and political interests ahead of the law. “The Justice Department has been rogue under President Trump, understand that, in so many respects. The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Trump-era Justice Department subpoenaed Apple Inc for data on Schiff and Swalwell. Senator Susan Collins, one of that chamber’s most moderate Republicans, said on Sunday that she supported the Justice Department’s internal probe.
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Pelosi casts doubts on new Senate infrastructure plan
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on infrastructure on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 12, 2021. A bipartisan group of ten Senate moderates on Thursday reached a deal for an infrastructure plan that a source familiar said would cost $974 billion over five years and includes $579 billion in new spending. "If this (bipartisan plan) is something that can be agreed upon, I don't know how we can possibly sell it unless we know there is more to come," Pelosi told CNN's "State of the Union." Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that while Democrats are seeking a bipartisan infrastructure deal, they are simultaneously pursuing reconciliation. Collins told CBS that the bipartisan infrastructure plan would be partly paid for by unspent funds previously appropriated for dealing with COVID-19.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Evelyn Hockstein, Joe Biden's, Biden, Pelosi, CNN's, Susan Collins, Collins, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin Organizations: REUTERS, Senate, Congress, Republican, CBS, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
Pelosi says new Senate infrastructure plan could be a hard sell
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on infrastructure on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 12, 2021. A bipartisan group of ten Senate moderates on Thursday reached a deal for an infrastructure plan that a source familiar said would cost $974 billion over five years and includes $579 billion in new spending. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that while Democrats are seeking a bipartisan infrastructure deal, they are simultaneously pursuing reconciliation. A leading House progressive Democrat said she preferred Democrats to pass their priorities without Republican votes rather than settling for "much less" in a bipartisan infrastructure bill. Collins told CBS that the bipartisan infrastructure plan would be partly paid for by unspent COVID-19 funds: "There's literally hundreds of billions of dollars in the pipeline."
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Evelyn Hockstein, Joe Biden's, Biden, Pelosi, CNN's, Susan Collins, Collins, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, unspent COVID Organizations: REUTERS, Senate, Congress, Republican, CBS, CNN, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
That's especially true for millennials, for which student-loan debt has been one of many balls in a long-time juggling act of financial challenges. Many have been hoping they wouldn't have any student-loan debt at all come fall — or at least, a much lighter load. And the generation has dealt with all of this while shouldering the lion's share of student-loan debt. Student debt has left a stain on millennials' adulthoodForty-three million borrowers currently share the $1.7 trillion of national student-loan debt. Biden has canceled billions of student loans that are only 0.2% of the totalNow, Biden has taken some steps toward student-loan debt assistance.
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Hope, anger and defiance greet birth of Israel's new government
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( Stephen Farrell | ) www.reuters.com + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
Head of Oposition Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel Prime minister Naftali Bennett shake hands following the vote on the new coalition at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunFollowing are reactions to the formation of Israel's new government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. read moreBENJAMIN NETANYAHU, FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER"We'll be back, soon." And we are hopeful that we can now begin serious negotiations for a two-state solution. I am urging the Biden Administration to do all it can to bring the parties together and help achieve a two-state solution where each side can live side by side in peace."
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WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice's internal watchdog will investigate the Trump-era seizure of communication records from some Democratic lawmakers and journalists, the agency announced Friday. For instance, the committee specifically asked what metadata was included in the subpoenas and the Justice Department has not provided answers, the official said. At the time the records were sought, the House Intelligence Committee was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The newspaper reported that the records were sought as part of an investigation into leaks of classified information. Schumer and Durbin said in a statement that Congress and the Justice Department’s inspector general must investigate these actions by the Trump administration.
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Former U.S. President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at the North Carolina GOP convention dinner in Greenville, North Carolina, U.S. June 5, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan DrakeTop Senate Democrats on Friday called on former U.S. attorneys general to testify about reported data seizures by former President Donald Trump's Justice Department targeting Democratic lawmakers as part of a leak probe, while a White House official criticized the actions as "appalling." Trump's Justice Department subpoenaed Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in an attempt to find out who was behind leaks of classified information, the New York Times reported on Thursday. "Obviously, the reports of the behavior of the attorney general under Donald Trump are appalling," she told CNN. Biden has made a point of marking the independence of the Justice Department, saying it serves the people, not the president.
Persons: Donald Trump, Jonathan Drake, Donald Trump's, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Trump, Bill Barr, Jeff Sessions, ” Kate Bedingfield, White, Joe Biden, Biden Organizations: U.S, North, North Carolina GOP, REUTERS, Department, Democratic, White, Apple Inc, of, New York Times, White House, Republican Trump, CNN, Justice Department, Thomson Locations: North Carolina, Greenville , North Carolina, U.S
The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog will probe efforts by the department during former President Donald Trump's administration to seize the communications data of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the watchdog confirmed. The inspector general announced his review after Senate Democrats on Friday demanded that two former U.S. attorneys general testify about reported subpoenas of records of members of Congress by Trump's Justice Department. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake Read MoreCongressional officials said committee chair Adam Schiff and committee member Eric Swalwell are the only legislators whose data the Trump Justice Department has been confirmed to have subpoenaed. Biden has made a point of marking the independence of the Justice Department, saying it serves the people, not the president. On Friday, Barr told Politico that while he ran the Justice Department he was "not aware of any congressman’s records being sought in a leak case."
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In May, tech giant Apple Inc. notified individuals associated with the committee that the Justice Department had issued grand-jury subpoenas for their information in February 2018, according to a House committee official. The committee immediately contacted the Justice Department for clarification and additional information, the official said, adding that the department informed the committee last month that the matter had been closed. At the time of the subpoenas, then-President Donald Trump and officials in his administration, including Mr. Sessions, were trying to locate the source of leaks about contacts between Russia and figures in Mr. Trump’s 2016 election campaign. Mr. Barr, Mr. Trump’s second attorney general, inherited about a half-dozen leak investigations when he took office in 2019.
Persons: WASHINGTON, General Michael Horowitz, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Jeff Sessions, William Barr, Donald Trump, Trump’s, Barr, Mr Organizations: Trump, House Intelligence, Apple Inc, Justice Department Locations: N.Y, Russia, New Jersey
WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) called for former attorneys general Jeff Sessions and William Barr to testify before Congress under oath. The request followed revelations on Thursday that the Trump Justice Department secretly sought records from Apple Inc . “If they refuse, they are subject to being subpoenaed and compelled to testify under oath,” the two senators said in a statement. Apple in May notified individuals associated with the committee that the Justice Department had issued grand-jury subpoenas for their information in February 2018, a committee official said. The committee immediately contacted the Justice Department for clarification and additional information, the official said, adding that the department informed the committee last month that the matter had been closed.
Persons: Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Jeff Sessions, William Barr, , Organizations: Trump Justice Department, Apple Inc, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Judiciary Committee, Republican, Apple Locations: WASHINGTON, N.Y
Alex Wong | Getty ImagesAn infrastructure plan crafted by a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans would cost roughly $1 trillion, a price tag that leaves the senators with work to do to win over members of both parties. The group framed their proposal as a compromise to upgrade U.S. infrastructure with bipartisan support in Congress. While Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he wants to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill, he has also signaled he aims to block major pieces of Biden's economic agenda. Democrats are working on more than one front to pass an infrastructure bill and implement the first piece of Biden's economic recovery agenda. While the White House considers the bipartisan proposal, Democrats have started to set the groundwork to pass pieces of the president's $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan by other means.
Persons: Mark Warner, Joe Manchin, Mitt Romney, Jeanne Shaheen, Susan Collins, Kyrsten, Alex Wong, Biden, Sen, Bill Cassidy, Joe Biden, Andrew Bates, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Schumer, McConnell Organizations: U.S, Capitol, Senate Democrats, CNBC, Congress, Senators, White House, Senate, NBC, White Locations: Sens, Washington , DC, Ky
Live Live Updates: Schumer Demands That Barr and Others Testify About Seizure of Lawmakers’ Data Democrats said they were opening an inquiry into the Trump-era Justice Department’s seizure of data from the accounts of at least two House lawmakers and their aides during a leak investigation. Democrats demand that Barr testify about the Justice Department’s secret seizure of lawmakers’ data. But Democrats said Mr. Nearman had shown a complete disregard for the rule of law and the principles of democracy. lawmakers in Oregon coalesced in recent days around the idea that Mr. Nearman needed to go. That’s not anybody’s actual cellphone,” Mr. Nearman said in the footage.
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The deputy AG asked DOJ's watchdog to probe the Trump-era seizure of Democrats' phone data. The data was collected in 2018 as part of an aggressive leak investigation by the Trump DOJ. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco asked the Justice Department inspector general on Friday to open an investigation into the Trump administration's seizure of House Democrats' phone data, The Associated Press reported. The data was collected in 2018 as part of the Trump DOJ's investigation into leaking to the media. Following The Times' reporting, Monaco on Friday asked inspector general Michael Horowitz to investigate the matter.
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Biden told Chuck Schumer to keep the pressure on to cancel $50k in student debt, Schumer said. But Democrats say borrowers need immediate relief through $50,000 in student debt forgiveness each. Democratic lawmakers have been keeping the pressure on President Joe Biden to cancel $50,000 in student debt per borrower. The $10,000 in debt cancellation that Schumer mentioned comes from a Biden campaign promise. But Schumer, Warren, and other Democrats want Biden to go big on debt cancellation, and they believe he can cancel $50,000 in debt now with "the stroke of a pen."
Persons: Biden, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen, Elizabeth Warren —, , they'd, Miguel Cardona, Warren Organizations: Democratic, Massachusetts, Education, Justice
The FDA said Johnson & Johnson must throw out that many COVID-19 vaccine doses because of possible contamination. Greg Abbott sent on Thursday when he pledged to build a wall along the state's border with Mexico. That directly contradicted President Joe Biden's decision to cancel the construction of the border wall given vast funding during the Trump years. Biden gave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson an American-made bicycle and helmet in their first meeting during Biden's trip to Europe. The gift was offered as "a gesture of friendship and in recognition of their shared interest in cycling," the White House said.
Persons: Johnson, that's, Chuck Schumer, Sen, Dick Durbin, Elon Musk, Ulrich Kranz, That's, Greg Abbott, Joe Biden's, Biden, Boris Johnson Organizations: FDA, Justice, Trump, AP, Apple, BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, British, White Locations: Baltimore, Texas, Mexico, American, Europe
The Senate on Thursday voted 81-16 to confirm Zahid Quraishi as U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey, making him the first Muslim American federal judge in the country's 244-year history. Qurashi will be "the first Muslim American to serve as an Article III judge in our history," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor ahead of the vote. "Those events of that day inspired Judge Quraishi to consider a career in public service. In 2019, he was appointed as a U.S. magistrate judge in New Jersey — making him the first Asian-American to serve on the federal bench in the state. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., called on his colleagues to vote for Quraishi, calling him "a person of patriotism who happens to be Muslim."
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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell also told the group his was open to their ideas, Republicans said. Schumer said work was still progressing on two tracks - one a bipartisan infrastructure bill and the other a measure that if brought to the floor, could pass with only Democratic votes through a maneuver called reconciliation that bypasses the rule requiring 60 votes for bills to advance. Biden and Schumer have talked about such a two-track approach“I was told verbally, stuff, I’ve asked for paper, I’ll look at it,” Schumer said. He and Democratic Senator Jon Tester also spoke of a provision that might raise revenue by having the Internal Revenue Service go after tax cheats. In the latest bipartisan discussions, Republican lawmakers said the group reached tentative conclusions on specific spending provisions that it would pay for without raising taxes.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators said on Thursday it had reached agreement on a framework for a proposed infrastructure spending bill that would not include any tax increases. The senators said they were discussing their approach with their colleagues and the White House, and they were optimistic about getting broad support. “Our group ... has worked in good faith and reached a bipartisan agreement on a realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation’s infrastructure and energy technologies,” the lawmakers said in a statement. Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said earlier on Thursday he was open to a bipartisan infrastructure bill but wanted to see it in writing. Republicans say Biden’s infrastructure plan puts too much money into addressing climate change and building up some social programs.
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U.S. Senate to probe whether legislation needed to combat cyber attacks
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File PhotoU.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he is initiating a review of recent high-profile cyber attacks on governments and businesses to find out whether a legislative response is needed. Schumer noted that the New York City subway system was the victim of a computer hack in early June. read moreThis week, JBS USA (JBS.UL), a meatpacking company, paid a ransom equivalent of $11 million after its operations in North America and Australia were disrupted. read moreSchumer also said he is seeking a $500 million increase in the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's budget in response to such incidents. He did not say what other legislation might be considered following a Senate review.
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But train buffs know better; the Lackawanna Cutoff is key to a proposed restoration of rail service between New York City and Scranton, Pennsylvania - President Joe Biden's hometown. Walsh, president of the North Jersey Rail Commuter organization, has spent years trying to restore passenger rail service to the abandoned line. But in the late 1950s and 1960s, as the United States increasingly turned to cars for transportation, rail service declined. Long an advocate of Amtrak and passenger rail, the Democratic president in March announced a big expansion plan for Amtrak as part of his infrastructure proposal. In Scranton, the business community supports the project, according to Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce President Bob Durkin.
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Here's who would be helped the most from student loan forgiveness
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Annie Nova | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Women would be among the biggest winners of student loan forgivness. Certain critics of student loan forgiveness have argued that the policy would largely benefit the relatively well-off, pointing out that college degrees lead to higher earnings. Average forgiveness would be over $11,000 among white and Latinx households in that lowest range of net worth. "These analyses indicate that student loan cancellation policies are an overall societal good," the researchers at the Roosevelt Institute write. Here's who else would benefit big from student loan forgiveness.
Persons: forgivness, Chuck Schumer, Sen, Elizabeth Warren Organizations: Roosevelt Institute, Finance Locations: New York
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