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Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn denies any wrongdoing. Photo: Etienne Laurent/AFP/Getty Images

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested again on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust while out on bail in Tokyo Thursday morning local time, Japanese broadcaster NHK first reported.

My arrest this morning is outrageous and arbitrary. ... I will not be broken.

The big picture: Ghosn was the architect of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance — the largest carmaker in the world before his first arrest in November for alleged financial misconduct. He denies any wrongdoing and had two previous requests for bail rejected before being released on $8.9 million bail. NHK notes it is rare for prosecutors to arrest someone on bail.

Details: Ghosn alleged in his statement his latest arrest was "part of another attempt by some individuals at Nissan to silence me by misleading the prosecutors." He offered no evidence of this.

  • His re-arrest came after he tweeted Wednesday he was getting ready to tell the truth about what's going on and would hold an April 11 press conference.
  • Renault had on Wednesday stopped Ghosn's pension and accused him of "violations of the group's ethical principles."

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DOJ watchdog to probe whether officials sought to alter election results

Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Jan. 20. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

The Justice Department's inspector general will investigate whether any current or former DOJ officials "engaged in an improper attempt to have DOJ seek to alter the outcome" of the 2020 election, the agency announced Monday.

Driving the news: The investigation comes in the wake of a New York Times report that alleged that Jeffrey Clark, the head of DOJ's civil division, had plotted with President Trump to oust acting Attorney General Jeffery Rosen in a scheme to overturn the election results in Georgia.

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Biden signs order overturning Trump's transgender military ban

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President Biden signed an executive order on Monday overturning the Trump administration's ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.

Why it matters: The ban, which allowed the military to bar openly transgender recruits and discharge people for not living as their sex assigned at birth, affected up to 15,000 service members, according to tallies from the National Center for Transgender Equality and Transgender American Veterans Association.