DC Daily: Attorney General says Justice Dept. will protect Americans from racism and bigotry

Posted: 7:33 AM, Aug 14, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-14 14:33:39Z

What's happening in the political world:

Sessions makes promise after Charlottesville

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday the Justice Department will take "the most vigorous action" to protect Americans against racism and bigotry after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sessions said he and FBI Director Christopher Wray will meet with President Trump to talk about the clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters.

The Justice Department opened a federal civil rights hate crime investigation into Saturday's crash.

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Secretary of State, Defense Secretary address N.Korea purpose

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis presented a united position on North Korea's threats Monday with an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal .

Tillerson and Mattis wrote that the aim of the United States' "peaceful pressure campaign" was denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, not regime change.

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Democrat calls for support against border wall

Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez is calling on Democrats to vote against the bill that would fund President Trump's border wall construction.

"The Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives and the US Senators would basically have to turn their back on a key constituent group right, which are Latinos, and on fairness and justice, because it's immoral to talk about that wall," Gutierrez told "The Axe Files" podcast.

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