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

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

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