Merrick Garland

Attorney General Merrick Garland, center, talks with John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney for the Northen District of Illinois, as they walk between youth baseball game held by the Chicago Westside Sports, a part of The Chicago Police Department's formed Police Athletic League, at Columbus Park in Chicago, Illinois, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Garland is vowing that the Justice Department will crack down on gun trafficking corridors as part of a comprehensive approach to combat surging gun violence. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP)

DOJ to send gun trafficking strike forces to 5 U.S. cities

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said his new Justice Department is focusing on five American cities to tackle illegal gun trafficking. On Thursday, while in Chicago, the official announced he’s sending gun trafficking strike forces to the Democrat-led cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C.


U.S. Capitol Police push back demonstrators who were trying to enter the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Biden attorney general nominee dismissed 2014 case against U.S. Capitol bomber

Democrats claim they are furious about the turmoil at the U.S. Capitol and are applauding the related indictments. In 2014, however, Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee Merrick Garland agreed to quash an arrest warrant and dismiss an indictment of a violent leftist who bombed the Senate Chambers in the 1980’s. One America’s Richard Pollock spoke with Paul Kamenar of The National Legal and Policy Center about this hypocrisy and has more from Washington.