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Senate Panel to Probe Claims Trump’s DOJ Targeted His Critics

  • Ex-US Attorney Geoffrey Berman makes allegations in new book
  • Durbin asks Garland for information from Justice Department
Donald Trump 

Donald Trump 

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee vowed to investigate allegations in a new book that President Donald Trump’s Justice Department demanded that critics of the president be prosecuted.  

“These reported claims indicate astonishing and unacceptable deviations from the department’s mission to pursue impartial justice, which requires that its prosecutorial decisions be free from political influence,” Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois wrote in a letter Monday to Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking for information regarding the allegations.