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Where Things Stand: Garland Makes DOJ-White House Split Official

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court, during a meeting with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) May 10, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Garland cont... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court, during a meeting with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) May 10, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Garland continued to place visits to Senate members after he was nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 22, 2021 1:38 p.m.

The Justice Department and the White House have been seeking to put some distance between each other since President Biden first took office. But Attorney General Merrick Garland made it official on Wednesday.

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