House Democrats outraged that Trump justice department seized their data – live

edited June 11 in UK Political Debate

Twelve people, including a minor, were targeted in a leak investigation as Democrats decry ‘weaponization’ of DoJ

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The White House announced today that Joe Biden will be welcoming Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany for a visit on 15 July, to discuss ending the pandemic, the climate crisis and international security, among other things.

Biden and Merkel, of course, will meet today as the G7 summit officially kicks off in Cornwall. For all things G7, please check out our sister liveblog at the Guardian UK:

Related: G7 live news: Johnson rejects claim offer of 100m Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries is too little

Democrats and Republicans may not be agreeing on much in Washington these days, but members on both sides were able to join together to attack Democratic Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar for her remarks earlier this week.

To recap: Omar posted a tweet of her questioning Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing about the International Criminal Court. “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity,” she tweeted. “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban.

They also fail to acknowledge that these victims don’t trust the “well-established judicial systems” of Israel & the US to deliver justice.

Whether we agree on the legitimacy of the ICC or not, we have to support the rights of people to seek justice in the international courts.

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