Attorney General William Barr warned in March that people sitting on stockpiles of masks would "be hearing a knock on your door."
On legal merits, there is a solid case against Maduro and his associates. But the course of action pursued by the DOJ is unwise.
"We are doing things to help in that regard America will again and soon be open for business," Trump said, "a lot sooner than the three or four months that somebody was suggesting."
The union representing U.S. immigration judges has branded the orders "baffling."
Four alleged white supremacists were arrested Wednesday for sending hate propaganda to journalists and activists in four different states.
"It looks to many present and former federal prosecutors that undue leniency was being afforded to a privileged, white friend of the president," Stuart Gerson wrote.
"If it was simply a case which was decided upon with the merit of the laws, I wouldn't worry at all, but this is a political case," WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson said this week.
Attorney General William Barr is reportedly considering quitting his position over President Donald Trump's social media posts.
Former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer called Barr's involvement in cases against Roger Stone and Michael Flynn only the "tip of the iceberg."
Abdullah Suliman Abdullah Daubalah was caught up in a 2015 bomb attack carried out by American mercenaries contracted by the UAE to fight in Yemen.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said President Donald Trump had gone on a "revenge tirade" against his rivals since being acquitted of impeachment charges in a Friday interview on CNN.
"I can't think of any president in recent modern history that has repeatedly made public statements about pending criminal investigations, prosecutions or trials with the intent to influence them," former DOJ official David Laufman said.
Donald Ayer, who served under President George H. W. Bush, said Americans are "losing an ability to have confidence that the department is not going to be influenced by improper forces."
Democratic Rep. David Cicilline also speculated about the attorney general's sincerity when he said he would not be bullied by the president.
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs said Attorney General William Barr "doesn't get what this president has gone through" on television program Thursday, one day after he applauded Barr for "doing the Lord's work."
"Donald Trump tweets exactly what he wants. And within hours William Barr does it," former U.S. Attorney Patrick Cotter said.
The Department of Justice is allegedly seeking proof that intelligence agencies during the Obama administration were purposely deceptive about information concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
"I'm gonna do what I think is right. I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me."
"The decision about sentencing is one that is exclusive to the judge," said former federal prosecutor Jacob Frenkel.
"You have murderers and drug addicts that don't get nine years," the president said. "Nine years for doing something that no one can even define what he did."
"The Department of Justice appears to be putting Donald Trump's friends above the law," the petition published by MoveOn.org states.
The Roger Stone prosecutors walked out after the Department of Justice undermined their original sentencing memo in what President Donald Trump's critics claim is political interference.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson called for the pardon of Trump adviser Roger Stone Tuesday, saying he was "caught up in an investigation that proved to be fruitless."
"It says that the president's whims and fancies are more important to the administration of justice than the views of career prosecutors," Gene Rossi told Newsweek.
The U.S. Justice Department is under fire after a whistleblower complaint revealed that the DOJ's anti-human trafficking grant program gave over $1 million to Hookers for Jesus and the Lincoln Tubman Foundation rather than recommended organizations.
"If you are going to put somebody in jail for the rest of his life for publishing diplomatic cables...that is an attack on all journalists," one panelist said at a talk in London this week.
The letter cited four specific instances when Barr made comments the association felt impaired the Department of Justice to be viewed as an impartial agency.
Despite a policy of handcuffing inmates before entering their cells, Tavoris Bottley stormed in and began to pummel the inmate, striking him with a closed fist three times.
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance told MSNBC on Wednesday that Attorney General Bill Barr's comments about American intelligence spying on Donald Trump's 2016 campaign were false. "None of it was true," she said.
It came after the Wikileaks founder appeared to be limping when he was addressed during his hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court last month.