AG Merrick B Garland + DOJ
The current AG is the 86th attorney general + is the nation's Chief Law Enforcement Officer. Lead DOJ's employees, who work all across the USA + in 50 countries worldwide. Under the AG's leadership, DOJ is dedicated to upholding the rule of law, Keeping our Country Safe & Protecting the Civil Rights of All Americans. The Judiciary Act of 1789 created the office of the Attorney General. The AG represents the USA in legal matters generally + gives advice + opinions 2 the President + the Heads of the Executive Departments of the Government when so requested. In matters of exceptional gravity or importance, the AG appears in person before the Supreme Court. Since the 1870 Act, the DOJ as an Executive department of the government of the USA. The Judiciary Act of Sept 12, 1789, makes the AG position the 4th in of creation by Congress of those positions that have come to be defined as Cabinet Level Positions. Project Safe Neighborhoods- a nationwide initiative that brings together Fed, State, Local + Tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors + community leaders to identify the most pressing violent crime problem in a community + develop comprehensive solutions to address the issues. 18 U.S Code 201- Bribery of public officials + witnesses, (1) Public Official- Member of Congress, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, either before or after such official has qualified as an officer, employee, or person acting for or on behalf of the U.S or any department agency or branch of Gov, thereof, including the Dist of Columbia, in any official function, under or by authority of any such Dept, agency, Branch of Gov or a juror. (2) The term "Official Act" means any decision or action on any question matter, cause, suit, proceeding, or controversy, which may at anytime be pending or which maybe by law be brought before any public official in such officials capacity or in such officials place of trust or profit. The office of the AG spelled out the argument that the President wouldn't face criminal charges while still in office. However, the VP wouldn't have the same short-term immunity + could face criminal charges while performing his or her Constitutional duties. Lists of efforts to impeach both the President + Vice President of the US from office in 2 separate proceedings. 1st) One takes place in the House of Rep, which impeaches the VP by approving articles of impeachment through a simple majority vote. 2nd) Proceeding the impeachment trial takes place in the Senate. There, conviction on any of the articles requires a two-thirds majority vote and would result in the removal from office (if currently sitting) and possible debarment from holding future offices. (A) Procedure- A loophole was filled in a change of rules during the impeachment trial of Pres Bill Clinton in 1999, prior to this charge, Vice Pres was authorized to preside over an impeachment trial of themselves the Senate has now authorized the Chief Justice to preside in such circumstances. (B) Upon determination that such officers have engaged in treason, bribery or other high crimes + misdemeanors. Impeachment is one of the various checks + balances created by the Constitution, + is a crucial tool for potentially holding Gov Officers, accountable for violations of the law + abuse of power. Rooted in various Constitutional provisions, impeachment is largely immune from Judicial review.