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Blumenthal presses Barr on Trump investigation

WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday pressed William Barr,  President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Justice Department, on whether he would make all of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report public.  As he had when asked similar questions by other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing for Attorney General,  Barr deflected the question during a tense exchange.

Posted inNews, Politics

Bill to address racial disparities at Coast Guard Academy proposed as investigation continues

WASHINGTON – An investigation into the Coast Guard Academy’s treatment of minority cadets continues months after members of the U.S. House and Senate pressed the service for more information about racial disparities. The Coast Guard Academy’s poor rates of minority enrollment and graduation have prompted a lawmaker to introduce legislation that would change its admission policies and “culture” regarding minority cadets.

Posted inPolitics

Courtney, other Dems, probe claims of harassment, racial disparities at Coast Guard Academy

WASHINGTON – Concerned about complaints of sexual harassment and bullying at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Rep. Joe Courtney and two other Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday asked the new Coast Guard commander, Admiral Karl Shultz, for information and internal records that would aid them in an investigation of racial disparity and harassment.