Rod Rosenstein, Maryland’s longtime federal prosecutor-turned-Jeff Sessions underling, played a major role in President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to can the head of the FBI on Tuesday.
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DOJ Again Asks for More Time to Review Baltimore Police Reforms, While NAACP Moves to Halt Further Delays
Baltimoreans convened yesterday at a federal courthouse downtown to make their voices heard about a pending consent decree to reform the Baltimore Police Department. Amid their testimony, attorneys from the Trump administration’s Department of Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund moved in opposite directions to influence the fate of the binding agreement.
After another one of Donald Trump’s top appointees reportedly lied to the U.S. Senate under oath about his contact with Russia, Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings has joined other lawmakers in asking him to step down as the country’s top prosecutor.
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has joined a coalition of top state prosecutors who are urging a U.S. Senate committee to reject Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the next U.S. attorney general.