The indictment, unsealed in the Eastern District of Virginia, marks the first time the U.S. has brought war crimes charges in connection with the Russian assault on Ukraine.
Republicans have spent the hearing interrogating Merrick Garland over the investigations into Hunter Biden and former President Donald Trump.
David Weiss, a Trump appointee as U.S. attorney who was retained during the Biden administration, has been investigating Hunter Biden since 2019.
The Department of Justice announced arrests in an international operation targeting fentanyl sales on the dark web that spanned the U.S., Europe and South America. Nearly 300 people were arrested.
The department announced it had reached a tentative settlement of $144.5 million, ending a legal back-and-forth that has lasted years.
Attorney General Merrick Garland commented for the first time Thursday on the FBI raid that took place at Trump's Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, earlier this week.
The DOJ argues that a restrictive new ban conflicts with a federal law that requires doctors to give pregnant women appropriate medical care, including abortion when necessary.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, Senate Democrats want Biden to use presidential power to ease abortion access and protect those who seek the procedures. But he has limited options.
The Justice Department is directing prosecutors to stop limiting peoples' rights to seek compassionate release from prison in plea deals, a practice that advocates called cruel.