Adam Smith // 4/30/19 //
Rod Rosenstein, the oft-maligned Deputy Attorney General, has resigned. His now-former boss, Attorney General William Barr, is expected to face lengthy questioning from lawyers to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Two controversial (and potentially unconstitutional) ICE enforcement tactics are drawing both public criticism and legal challenge. And FBI Director Christopher Bray warned of Russia’s plans to meddle in the 2020 Presidential contest.
TRUMP: INVESTIGATIONS AND LITIGATION
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has resigned from the Justice Department, effective May 11 (NYT).
Rosenstein’s now-former boss, Attorney General William Barr, is likely to face lengthy questioning on the Mueller Report from House Judiciary Committee staff counsel on Thursday (NYT).
After federal prosecutors indicted a Boston-area judge for helping an undocumented immigrant in his courtroom to evade capture by immigration agents, two Massachusetts district attorneys sought an injunction to keep ICE out of state courthouses (CNN).
ICE has turned to targeting immigrants’ rights activists for deportation, a worrying and likely unconstitutional development, warns the editorial board of The New York Times.
FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that Russian efforts to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections were merely a “dress rehearsal” for 2020 (The Hill).