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Summary List PlacementMatt Klapper, chief of staff

A longtime aide to Sen. Cory Booker, Klapper joined the Biden transition team and was assigned to be the so-called “navigator” for the attorney general nominee through the Senate confirmation process, based in part on his experience with the  Judiciary Committee.

Garland faced questions there about how he’d restore the Justice Department’s independence, address domestic terrorism, and handle politically sensitive investigations including a probe into the financial dealings of the president’s son, Hunter Biden.

As an advisor to Booker and while attending Yale Law School, Klapper doubled as a firefighter in New Jersey. Last year, he moonlighted as a volunteer EMS worker after the New Jersey governor issued a call for retired or inactive health care professionals to aid in the pandemic response.

John Carlin, acting deputy attorney general

John Carlin led the Justice Department’s national security division under the Obama administration and has been serving as the department’s acting second-in-charge since January.

Under the Trump administration, Carlin was a top partner at the Washington law firm Morrison & Foerster, where he was a sought-out expert on cybersecurity.

Earlier in his career, Carlin was a career prosecutor in Washington and a top aide to Robert Mueller III during his …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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