Report: Justice Department Wants Military Lawyers for Prosecutions at Southern Border

The Justice Department has reportedly asked the Pentagon to send active-duty military lawyers to the southern border for prosecutions of migrants who enter the United States illegally. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported on Wednesday that the lawyers would serve six-month “shifts” and would act as special assistant U.S. attorneys. Maddow also said the Pentagon agreed to send the lawyers, known as JAGs.