Schumer is demanding that Senate Republicans join Democrats to subpoena Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions, as well as John Demers, the assistant attorney general overseeing DOJ's national security division.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 14, 2021
"What has happened here are fingerprints of a dictatorship, not a democracy."
BREAKING: Attorney General Merrick Garland has referred the Trump DOJ’s abuse of subpoenas to the Inspector General.— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) June 14, 2021
WARNING GRAPHIC & VIOLENT. Attorney General @BrianFrosh can you please investigate these multiple incidents involving police and unarmed Black teens in Ocean City, MD? @RepAndyHarrisMD is this your district?? https://t.co/4kpa70PVe6— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) June 14, 2021
Just in: Senate Judiciary chair Dick Durbin now sends letter to AG Garland demanding materials and whether the Trump Justice Dept secretly seized records of other House Intel Dems — with a June 28 deadline.— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) June 14, 2021
It’s a welcome first step that AG Garland referred the Trump DOJ subpoena scandal to the Inspector General.— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 14, 2021
But the IG has no jurisdiction over former employees like Barr and Sessions (and soon to be former employee John Demers).
This is why the House needs to hold hearings. https://t.co/RwMMOfcxH5
Has anyone told AG Merrick Garland that the DOJ has no jurisdiction over state-ordered audits?— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) June 14, 2021
Media executives from NY Times, CNN and Washington Post arrive at the Justice Dept. for a meeting with AG Garland and other DOJ leaders after reporters’ records were subpoenaed. pic.twitter.com/l71wv7s3vA— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) June 14, 2021
We must never forget that a President of the United States led a deadly insurrection to overthrow our Government. And for that and countless other crimes, for the sake of Democracy and the Rule of Law, Merrick Garland must prosecute this human blight on our Nation.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 13, 2021
DOJ official John Demers is reportedly resigning due to his key role in the Trump-era DOJ spying scandal. Good. Now criminally prosecute him and all the others who were involved.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 14, 2021