Opinion: America was lucky Trump didn’t seize control of the DOJ

Editor’s note: Elliot Williams is a CNN legal analyst. He is a former Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice and is currently Director of The Raben Group, a public affairs firm. Follow him on Twitter @elliotcwilliams. He served as a Justice Department prosecutor from 2004 to 2007 and Assistant Deputy Attorney General … Read more

Families of unlawfully detained Americans left with mixed emotions after Blinken tried to reassure them in call

CNN — Secretary of State Antony Blinken did not promise a meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday for the families of Americans held hostage and wrongfully detained abroad, but he sought to assure them that the administration is doing everything work to bring their loved ones home, according to a senior State Department official … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 4: Inside the state pressure campaign

CNN — The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol turns its attention on Tuesday to the campaign to pressure state officials to overturn the results 2020 elections. The hearing will focus in particular on then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results in Arizona and Georgia – … Read more

Russian Imperial Movement: US slaps terrorist designation on man tied to Russian White supremacist group

Washington CNN — The US government on Wednesday designated an individual linked to the Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) – an ultranationalist white supremacist organization – as a terrorist and sanctioned two others for their involvement in the group. The organization and three of its leaders were classified as terrorists in 2020 by the US State … Read more

January 6 committee chairman says witnesses have described conversations between extremists and Trump’s orbit

Washington CNN — The Democratic chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol said Thursday the panel will introduce witnesses describing conversations between extremist groups and members of the orbit of the former President Donald Trump. Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if there are “any witnesses who … Read more

January 6 panel eyes Trump’s culpability as hearings begin

CNN — With public hearings kicking off this week, the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 is focusing on former President Donald Trump and preparing to use its platform to claim he was responsible. serious abuses of power that almost upended American democracy. The committee’s central mission has been to uncover the full extent of … Read more

Blinken says immigration challenges facing US at the southern border are ‘beyond anything that anyone has seen before’

CNN — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN that the immigration challenges facing the Biden administration along the southern border are “beyond anything anyone has seen before” and that the issue will be at the center of a summit of regional leaders to be held this week. in Los Angeles. “We are facing … Read more

Texas school shooting: A dying Uvalde teacher was on the phone with her husband — a school police officer whose boss decided not to enter her classroom, report says

CNN — During the 77 minutes of bloodshed at a Texas elementary school, teacher Eva Mireles spent some of her last breaths on the phone with her husband, telling him she was dying, a county official said. ‘Uvalde to the New York Times. But her husband – school district police officer Ruben Ruiz – was … Read more

US envoy for Iran Rob Malley: Prospects for return to nuclear deal ‘tenuous at best’

MAZEN MAHDI/AFP/Getty Images Washington CNN — The U.S. special envoy for Iran said Wednesday that the prospects for a return to the Iran nuclear deal are “diminent at best,” but said the Biden administration still believes it is in the national security interest of the United States to try to salvage the 2015 accord. Rob … Read more

Will Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela attend Summit of Americas? Mexico wants a say

CNN — A growing number of countries are threatening to snub the US-hosted Summit of the Americas next month amid controversy over its guest list. The summit, hosted this year by the administration of US President Joe Biden, aimed to bring leaders from across the Americas to Los Angeles to discuss common policy issues. As … Read more