More on Government Oversight
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence told reporters that, “on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S.
Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) provided the following remarks at a hearing entitled, “Examining Systemic Management and Fiscal Challenges Within the Department of Justice” featuring Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and U.S. Government Accountability Office of Homeland Security and Justice Director Diana Maurer:
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Washington, D.C. – On March 10, 2017, the Trump Department of Justice asked all 46 sitting U.S. attorneys to resign from office. At least one U.S. attorney resisted that request—and on March 11, 2017, President Trump fired Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Detroit, MI - On Friday, the Trump Justice Department asked every sitting U.S. Attorney for their resignation. Today, the Trump Administration fired Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Today, all seventeen Democratic members of the House Committee on the Judiciary sent a letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), urging the Chairman to conduct greater oversight of the Trump Administration with respect to ongoing connections between his associates and the government of Russia.
Washington, DC – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement:
“After listening to comments from President Trump and Attorney General Sessions, I have the following concerns:
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The “Authorization and Oversight Plan” before us this morning is not binding on the Committee. It is, instead, an informal outline of our oversight priorities for the Congress to come.
Mr. Chairman, I want you to know that I have always appreciated both your effort—and that of your staff—to reach consensus on the Committee’s oversight plan. Unfortunately, I fear that there are several urgent matters within our jurisdiction that will not be discussed on a timely basis if we do not bring them up today.
Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 28-0 the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) to protect Americans’ privacy and public safety in the digital age.