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  • Attorney General William Barr tries to restore confidence in Justice Department

    03/18/2019 7:07:32 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 89 replies
    Arcamax (Los Angeles Times) ^ | March 15, 2019 | Del Quentin Wilber
    In his first month in office, Attorney General William Barr has sent a reassuring message to the beleaguered Justice Department -- he wants a return to basics after years of disruptive firings, tweet storms and scandals. In briefings, Barr has asked detailed questions about cases, suspects and legal arguments. He has wandered his fifth-floor hallway to converse about the law. Advisers and associates said the approach reflects Barr's low-key persona, and his top goals of steering the Justice Department out of the line of political fire, boosting public confidence in it, and improving the morale of its 110,000 employees. "Everything...
  • New Zealand attorney general 'backtracks' on vow to ban semi-automatics......

    03/17/2019 9:08:55 PM PDT · by caww · 45 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/16/2019 | Daniel Jativa
    Attorney General David Parker had told a crowd at a vigil Saturday that a key part of the government's response was to ban semi-automatic weapons, a step further than Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had called for in the wake of the attacks. But Parker told Radio New Zealand on Saturday that the government has yet to make any decision on what changes to gun ownership policies, if any, would look like. "We need to ban some semi-automatics, perhaps all of them. Those decisions have yet to be taken, but the prime minister has signaled that we are going to look...
  • Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump in 2020 – live

    03/15/2019 11:28:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 15, 2019 | Erin Durkin in New York
    Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to challenge Trump Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says Donald Trump should face a Republican primary challenge in 2020. Bush, who ran for president in 2016, told CNN the party “ought to be a given a choice.” “I think someone should run. Just because Republicans ought to be given a choice,” he said. “To have a conversation about what it is to be a conservative I think is important...And our country needs to have competing ideologies that people -- that are dynamic, that focus on the world we’re in and the world we’re moving towards...
  • Doug Collins: House vote to make Mueller report public a failed stunt by Dems

    03/17/2019 5:05:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2019 | Frank Miles
    The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, voted for the resolution calling for any final report in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be made public, but told Fox News o“It was a political stunt by the Democrats who felt that they could divide Republicans into voting no upon it because at the end of the day after I looked at it, when they dropped it … they said this is nothing but simply a first-year law student’s restatement of what the regular regulations say that Mr. (Attorney General William) Barr is going to...
  • Arkansas Reinstates Hillary’s Revoked Law License; Setting Stage for Clinton

    03/13/2019 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 03/12/19
    True Pundit has verified the Arkansas Judiciary has reinstated Hillary Clinton’s suspended law license, just days ago — 17 years after it was suspended. Hillary announced last week she would not seek the presidency in 2020 but the quiet mysterious reinstatement of her law license sets the stage for a possible Attorney General post, according to Clinton and DC insiders. Or perhaps the Supreme Court? Revenge personified. Hillary’s law license was reinstated on March 4, 2019, according to Arkansas officials. It had been suspended since March 14, 2002, according to records. The Arkansas Judiciary lists Clinton’s address as a PO...
  • AG Barr won't recuse himself from Mueller probe

    03/04/2019 5:00:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/04/19 | Brett Samuels
    Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said Monday. DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement that senior career ethics officials advised Barr that he should not recuse himself from oversight of Robert Mueller's probe. "Consistent with that advice, General Barr has decided not to recuse," Kupec said. **SNIP** Barr's views in support of executive power and his refusal to commit to publicly releasing the full report at the conclusion of Mueller's investigation also contributed to Democratic opposition to his...
  • Nunes: Mueller’s Emails, Wiretaps Should Be Made Public With Report

    03/01/2019 3:31:58 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/01/2019 | Saagar Enjeti
    Congressman Devin Nunes stipulated that all of special counsel Robert Mueller’s activities be made public in addition to whatever report he issues to Attorney General Bill Barr, in a Conservative Political Action Committee panel Friday. Nunes declared that if the Mueller report is to be made public to Congress that then “everything that Mueller did” should be made public including his “emails … everybody they wiretapped.” “Every single thing they used should be made public for all of America to see,” he continued.
  • Jordan, Meadows refer Cohen to DOJ for perjury investigation

    02/28/2019 11:24:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2019 | Jeff Mordock
    Two of President Trump’s strongest House allies on Thursday urged the Department of Justice to investigate Michael Cohen for perjury, accusing the president’s former attorney of intentionally lying to Congress during his Wednesday appearance before the House Oversight Committee. GOP Reps. Jim Jordan, Ohio, and Mark Meadows, North Carolina, sent the letter to Attorney General William P. Barr. “In sum, Mr. Cohen’s testimony….was a spectacular and brazen attempt to knowing and willfully testify falsely and fictitiously to numerous material facts,” they wrote. “His testimony included intentionally false statements designed to make himself look better before a national stage,” they wrote.
  • Joe Kennedy hopes Mueller report turns up nothing

    02/23/2019 8:20:39 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    NewsforJax ^ | 02/22/2019 | staff
    Rep. Joe Kennedy said he hopes for the sake of the country and the integrity of the US election process that special counsel Robert Mueller turns up nothing in his Russia investigation. "It is probably too much to hope that what Mueller's report is actually going to say is, 'Nothing to see here, nobody did anything wrong, we got everyone already and case closed.' That's what I hope it says," the Massachusetts Democrat told Van Jones on "The Van Jones Show," airing Saturday on CNN at 7 p.m. ET. Sources told CNN on Wednesday that Attorney General Bill Barr is...
  • NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL NEEDS TO CLEAN HOUSE

    02/16/2019 12:53:42 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/19 | Jeff Crouere
    Barr inherits a department filled with anti-Trump officials that has authorized an ongoing “witch hunt” launched to negate the outcome of the 2016 election With the confirmation of William Barr as the new U.S. Attorney General, there is hope that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can regain some of its reputation that has been lost in the last few years. Once viewed as a fair and respected law enforcement agency, the DOJ is now seen as a hotbed of anti-Trump Democratic Party activism. In the 2016 election, The Hill reported that an astounding 97% of DOJ employee contributions were given...
  • William Barr is our new attorney general -- Here are four things he should focus on right away

    02/14/2019 11:22:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2019 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    With the confirmation of William Barr as the 85th Attorney General of the United States, we now have an experienced hand leading the Department of Justice. At his confirmation hearing, Barr vowed to focus on violent crime, enforce our immigration laws, and protect the right to vote. But our country faces many additional challenges today, many of which require the active involvement of the Attorney General. Barr, who also served in the post under President George H.W. Bush, is uniquely qualified to lead the Department at this time. It would have been hard for Trump to pick someone with a...
  • Senate votes to confirm Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general

    02/14/2019 10:13:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 14, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate voted Thursday to approve William Barr as attorney general, giving the Justice Department its first confirmed chief since President Trump ousted Jeff Sessions last fall. More than 50 senators voted for Barr’s nomination, giving him enough support to be confirmed. The vote caps off a relatively low drama fight over Trump’s second nominee for the post. Barr was largely on a glide path after he cleared the Judiciary Committee and a procedural vote without any missteps that threatened GOP support for his nomination. Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) appeared to be the only Republican who would vote against Barr...
  • Senate poised to confirm Trump’s attorney general pick

    02/12/2019 3:17:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate advanced President Trump ’s attorney general nominee on Tuesday, paving the way for his confirmation later this week. Senators voted 55-44 to end debate on William Barr’s nomination, more than the simple majority needed for him to overcome the filibuster and ultimately be confirmed. The Senate is expected to take a final vote on Barr’s nomination as late as Thursday, with Trump’s pick on a glide path to confirmation. A vote could take place on Wednesday if senators agree to yield back time. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and Doug Jones (Ala.) voted with...
  • Breaking: Rand Paul will vote against Trump's pick for attorney general

    02/11/2019 6:16:00 PM PST · by RandFan · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) said on Monday that he will oppose President Trump's attorney general nominee, becoming the first Republican to come out as a "no" vote on William Barr. Paul told Politico that he had concerns about Barr's record on privacy, calling him a "chief advocate for warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens." A spokesman for Paul didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The libertarian-leaning GOP senator had previously raised concerns about Barr, who also served as attorney general to President George H.W. Bush.
  • Former senior FBI official calls Whitaker hearing ‘disgraceful’

    02/08/2019 10:15:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/08/19 | Tal Axelrod
    Former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg ripped Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker on Friday night, calling his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee “disgraceful.” "I’ve testified many times in Congress," Rosenberg, who served as chief of staff under former FBI Director James Comey and as a U.S. attorney in the Bush (and Obama) administration(s), explained during an interview on MSBNC. "Sometimes the questions are good and thoughtful, sometimes they’re compound and incomprehensible, but you have to answer every one with a degree of civility and dignity, and that was sorely lacking.” Whitaker sparred with various lawmakers during his...
  • Another Racist Democrat Admits to Wearing Blackface!

    02/06/2019 5:55:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 6, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There is an update on news out of Virginia. “Another top Virginia Democrat has admitted to wearing blackface decades ago. Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement Wednesday saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. The revelation further roils the top levels of Virginia government. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax…” And, by the way, there is a report that this guy, Justin Fairfax, on Monday night, during a private conversation about the woman who has...
  • Hearing Goes Off The Rails – Sheila Jackson Lee Doesn’t Like Matt Whitaker’s Joke…

    02/08/2019 12:40:36 PM PST · by Based Newsman · 35 replies
    Sheila Jackson Lee gets in nasty dustup with Whitaker https://youtu.be/xopB8fsZlVU “Mr. Attorney General, we’re not joking here, and your humor is not acceptable,” Jackson Lee snapped. “You are here because we have a constitutional duty to ask questions, and the Congress has the right to establish government rules. The rules are that you are here. So, I need to ask the question and I need to have my time restored so you can behave appropriately. I will behave appropriately as a member of the Judiciary Committee.”
  • Hearing erupts as Acting AG Whitaker calls time on Dem chairman: ‘Your 5 minutes is up’

    02/08/2019 8:46:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | Februry 8, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stunned onlookers and lawmakers during an already-contentious House hearing Friday, when he tried to call time on the Democratic chairman after yet another line of questioning regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. The retort came after Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., first said he wanted Whitaker to appear for a private deposition after the hearing and went on to ask Whitaker whether he had been “asked to approve any requests or action” for the special counsel. “Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up, so…” Whitaker replied as the hearing room broke out...
  • Senate panel approves Barr nomination

    02/07/2019 11:27:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 7, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved William Barr’s attorney general nomination on Thursday, voting along party lines to send Barr’s nomination to the full Senate. The 12-10 vote sets up a floor fight over Barr's confirmation for later this month. Republicans hold a 53-47 majority and Democrats cannot block the nomination on their own, so there is little doubt right now about Barr's confirmation. Barr, who previously served as attorney general during the George H.W. Bush administration, was expected to easily clear the Judiciary Committee, where Republicans have a majority. If confirmed, Barr would be the first Senate-confirmed attorney general since...
  • Doug Jones will back Barr for attorney general

    02/07/2019 10:00:33 AM PST · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 7, 2019
    Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said on Thursday that he will support William Barr’s attorney general nomination, becoming the first Democrat to do so. “I have concluded that Mr. Barr is qualified for the position of Attorney General and his record strongly suggests he will exercise independent judgment and uphold the best interests of the Department of Justice,” Jones said in a statement. The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to vote on Barr’s nomination Thursday. The Senate is expected to vote on it this month. Jones is on the ballot in 2020 in the deeply red state of Alabama and is...