WASHINGTON — Lawyer Normal Merrick Garland will maintain a information convention Monday afternoon to debate “vital nationwide safety circumstances addressing malign affect schemes and alleged prison exercise by a nation-state actor in the USA,” the Division of Justice introduced in an advisory.
Garland will communicate at 1:30 p.m. ET, and shall be joined by Deputy Lawyer Normal Lisa O. Monaco, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Assistant Lawyer Normal for Nationwide Safety Matthew G. Olsen and different Justice Division officers.
The advisory did not present any further particulars concerning the case, together with what the alleged prison exercise entails or what international nation or nations could also be concerned.
The announcement comes almost two weeks earlier than the 2022 midterm elections on Nov. 8.
Justice Division officers typically keep away from taking legislation enforcement motion that might have an effect on voting inside 60 days of an election. It is unclear if the announcement Monday is said in any option to the upcoming election.