The federal government put pork roast back on the menu at federal prisons without explanation after a Republican lawmaker questioned claims that pig products were removed because of lack of interest and high costs.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will increase the number of refugees it accepts annually from around the world to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.
Two Senate committee chairmen authored a letter to a former Hillary Clinton aide pushing him to accept limited immunity in order to testify before Congress on the set-up of the former secretary of state’s private server.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating how and why the Department of State operated without a permanent oversight official for years under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and whether her staff had any involvement in the unusually slow effort to fill the vacancy.
A major Clinton donor and friend to Huma Abedin recently observed that the longtime aide receiving scrutiny for her involvement in Clinton’s email scandal “would die for Hillary.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) is questioning the security clearance of Hillary Clinton’s attorney amid revelations that multiple of her emails to which he had access contain “top secret” information.
“He was released, because at the time—and Director Mueller and I spoke about this at some length—there was not an ability for evidence to be presented yet that was capable of being presented in open court,” Clinton said.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) called on the State Department to turn over documents related to Hillary Clinton’s top aide Cheryl Mills’ special employment status at the agency in a letter to Secretary John Kerry on Monday.
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.