The Justice Department has requested that its inspector general conduct an independent investigation into allegations of quid pro quo hiring and wasteful spending at the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the department said in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) Thursday.
Under pressure from a bipartisan coalition of criminal justice reform advocates, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Monday he is willing to consider some cuts to federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, but that across-the-board cuts were off the table.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) has launched an investigation into alleged quid pro quo hiring and misuse of federal asset forfeiture funds at the US Marshals Service.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold two days of hearings starting Wednesday to consider President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, and Republican members will use every opportunity to challenge the Obama administration’s executive actions on a wide range of issues.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) is demanding to know why the Drug Enforcement Agency spent $850,000 to bribe an Amtrak employee to provide confidential information on train passengers that the DEA could have gotten for free.
According to the letter, the Justice Department originally refused to hand over documents in three Inspector General investigations.
In a statement to the Washington Post, Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said the department did not block the IG’s investigation.
Rep. Bruce Braley’s (D., Iowa) Senate campaign is brushing aside criticism of a recent video in which he claimed to be a farmer, the latest in what his Republican opponents call a series of gaffes about Iowa’s most important occupation.
Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) was one of several Democratic lawmakers who urged the IRS to investigate tax-exempt conservative groups—before it was revealed that the agency targeted those groups—in a scandal that continues to embroil the Obama administration.
The U.S. Senate race in Iowa is now in a dead heat after Republican candidate Joni Ernst secured a primary win on Tuesday, according to a recent poll by Rasmussen Reports.