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  • Taxpayer-Funded Video Promoting Eric Holder as ‘People’s Lawyer’--Agitprop on your dime

    04/24/2015 4:38:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 24, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Behold, your tax dollars at work. The Department of Justice has produced this slick video promoting Eric Holder’s legacy as the “People’s Lawyer.”
  • Eric Holder’s legacy - Race was always at the core of his agenda

    04/24/2015 9:51:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Alas, the Eric Holder era is over. But critics who think his departure means normalcy will return haven’t been paying attention. Mr. Holder was President Obama’s point man for fundamentally transforming the country, and he did his job well. At the center of Mr. Holder’s transformative agenda was race. Race has always occupied Mr. Holder’s attention; he once said, “There’s a common cause that bonds the black United States attorney with the black criminal.” In what could have been a presidency where race faded into America’s rear-view mirror, Mr. Holder turned race into the road map. It all started in...
  • Holder’s Corrupt Legacy Lives On in Loretta Lynch

    04/24/2015 7:48:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    The lawless Attorney General’s perfect successor In a move destined to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of many Americans, the GOP-controlled Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch, currently U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as United States Attorney General. The 56-43 vote occurred after a delay of more than five months, and Lynch was put over the top when 10 Republicans broke ranks with their colleagues to confirm Eric Holder’s successor. Those Republicans are Kelly Ayotte (NH), Orrin Hatch (UT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Susan Collins (ME), Jeff Flake (AZ), Mark Kirk (IL), Rob Portman (OH), Thad Cochran...
  • Senate confirms Loretta Lynch as next U.S. Attorney General

    04/23/2015 11:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 308 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/23/2015 | TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
    Loretta Lynch, after being kept waiting in the wings by the Senate for five and a half months, was confirmed Thursday as the first African American woman to serve as Attorney General. Lynch was approved 56-43, one of the narrowest margins in history for an attorney general nominee. The vote ended an unusually partisan episode in modern Senate confirmation history, in which a largely uncontroversial nominee to one of the top cabinet posts was kept out of office for a lengthy period over issues extraneous to her job.
  • Ted Cruz SLAMS Republican majority in the Senate for allowing Lynch nomination

    04/23/2015 9:26:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 23 2015 | Right Scoop
    On the Senate floor a few moments ago, Ted Cruz SLAMMED the new Senate Republican majority for refusing to block Loretta Lynch’s nomination to Attorney General. He said that the Republican majority could continue to block the nomination if they wanted to and it’s something he’s urged them to do do because of her admissions to run the DOJ in a lawless fashion just like Eric Holder. He pointed out that more than a few voters are asking what is the difference between a Republican and Democratic Senate majority when someone promising the exact same lawlessness as Holder will be...
  • Judicial Watch, AEF File Amici Brief with Supreme Court Supporting Arizona, Kansas Efforts...

    04/22/2015 10:43:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 22, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch, AEF File Amici Brief with Supreme Court Supporting Arizona, Kansas Efforts to Require Proof of Citizenship on Voter Registration Forms ‘Illegal voting at any level can change the outcome of elections. And there is no acceptable amount of fraud.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) to file an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of Arizona’s and Kansas’ efforts to add proof-of-citizenship requirements to a federal voter registration form ( Kris W. Kobach, et al., v. U. S. Election Assistance...
  • Can Lynch Overrule Hanan?

    04/21/2015 3:29:56 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 9 replies
    4/21/15 | Originalbuckeye
    Can Lynch overrule Judge Hanan? If so, is that why Obama is whining so much about a vote on her?
  • Chuck Grassley: FBI obstructing Fast and Furious, other probes

    04/20/2015 9:19:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-20-15 | Kelley Riddell
    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee accused the FBI on Monday of not cooperating with the Department of Justice’s top watchdog in the investigation of the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, among others, endangering Congress’s ability to be a check on the administration’s actions
  • Corker: Lynch vote coming in 2-3 days

    04/19/2015 12:44:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    CNN)—The Senate is likely to approve Loretta Lynch as the nation's next attorney general in the next two or three days, an influential Republican said Sunday. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee told CNN's Jim Sciutto on "State of the Union" that he expects a deal to quickly come together this week to clear both Lynch and an anti-human trafficking law that Democrats have blocked due to an abortion-related provision."My sense is, over the next 48 to 72 hours, that is going to be resolved, and we will move on to this Iran issue," said Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign...
  • Gun Rights on the Chopping-Block as Early as Next Week

    04/18/2015 11:12:01 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 30 replies
    Gun Owners of America/gunowners.org ^ | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Gun Owners of America
    Gun Owners of America spearheaded a coalition of almost 30 groups this week and sent a letter to U.S. Senators opposing the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. The vote on her nomination could occur as early as next week. And right now, the Republican Senate holds “all the cards” in the fight to stop her nomination. If they hold together, her nomination will be defeated. While Lynch doesn’t have 60 votes in the Senate, she probably has 51 votes because there are some Republicans who support her -- like Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Mark...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger in doubt, report claims (DOJ)

    04/17/2015 9:05:49 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 4/17/2015 | CNN Money
    A Bloomberg report on Friday cast new doubts on Comcast's long-gestating bid to buy Time Warner Cable. The news wire, citing anonymous sources, reported that "staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block" the bid. The attorneys "could submit their review as soon as next week," Bloomberg said. Then the department's leadership will decide whether to act on the recommendation. The Justice Department declined to comment, and so did the other government agency that is reviewing the proposed merger, the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Key Pro-Lynch Republicans Reject Reid's Maneuver

    04/17/2015 12:57:07 PM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 17, 2015 | Sarah Mimms
    After weeks of waiting for Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote, Harry Reid is tired of waiting. With five Republicans already supporting her, the Democratic leader is planning to bypass Mitch McConnell next week and use a series of procedural measures to force their hands. But already two of the Republicans supporting Lynch say they're not having it. Although Sens. Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham plan to vote for Lynch to be the next attorney general, they say they have no interested in delivering a slap-in-the-face to their majority leader, McConnell, who has said he plans to bring up the nomination later...
  • This Is No Time for Partisan Politics: Vote on Loretta Lynch Now | Commentary

    04/17/2015 10:01:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | al sharpton
    More than 150 days ago, President Barack Obama nominated Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general following Eric Holder’s decision to step down. More than 48 days ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Lynch as the top law enforcement official in the nation. And yet, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., still refuses to schedule a vote. At a time when key issues important to the American people like protection of voting rights, law enforcement accountability/reform and oversight of numerous areas demand leadership, McConnell and many in his party are stalling.
  • Jeb Bush calls on Republicans to confirm Loretta Lynch

    04/17/2015 9:26:42 AM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    politico.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Jeb Bush says that the Senate should confirm the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s choice for attorney general. A number of Senate Republicans oppose her nomination. “I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said, according to reports of his stop at the “Politics and Pie” forum in Concord, New Hampshire, on Thursday night. The former Florida governor made sure to get in a few digs at current Attorney General Eric Holder, saying that Republicans should consider that the longer it takes to confirm Lynch, the longer Holder stays.
  • Security expert pulled off flight by FBI after exposing airline tech vulnerabilities

    04/17/2015 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 50 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    One of the world’s foremost experts on counter-threat intelligence within the cybersecurity industry, who blew the whistle on vulnerabilities in airplane technology systems in a series of recent Fox News reports, has become the target of an FBI investigation himself. Chris Roberts of the Colorado-based One World Labs, a security intelligence firm that identifies risks before they're exploited, said two FBI agents and two uniformed police officers pulled him off a United Airlines Boeing 737-800 commercial flight Wednesday night just after it landed in Syracuse, and spent the next four hours questioning him about cyberhacking of planes. The FBI interrogation...
  • Jeb Bush: Loretta Lynch deserves a vote

    04/16/2015 7:31:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 87 replies
    NASH96.3 ^ | 4/16/2015 | Nash96.3 (fromCNN)
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suggested in New Hampshire on Thursday that Senate Republicans should allow a vote on Loretta Lynch, the White House attorney general nominee.</p> <p>“I think presidents have the right to pick their team,” Bush said at a “Politics and Pies” event in Concord, where he is testing the message he will deliver if he runs for president. “The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as attorney general.”</p>
  • ISIS-trained man arrested in U.S., DOJ says

    04/16/2015 10:23:50 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 91 replies
    SCRIPPS ^ | 04/16/15 | SCRIPPS
    A Columbus, Ohio man whom the Department of Justice says trained with ISIS in Syria and was planning a terror attack here has been arrested in the U.S., according to reports.
  • What Is the State of the U.S. Gun Business?

    04/16/2015 5:48:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 4-16-2015 | Marcelo Prince and Carlos A. Tovar
    What Is the State of the U.S. Gun Business? By Marcelo Prince and Carlos A. Tovar After several years of strong sales to civilians worried about new regulations, big U.S. firearms makers have recently reported lower sales. The overall number of American households with guns is declining..
  • Loretta Lynch supporters stage hunger strike to urge confirmation

    04/15/2015 8:07:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | April 15, 2015 | Seung Min Kim
    Loretta Lynch is still waiting to be confirmed as attorney general, and her allies are hoping a hunger strike will do the trick. The advocacy group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, along with female civil-rights leaders, are launching the hunger strike – where groups of fasters will alternate days abstaining from food until Lynch is confirmed to replace Eric Holder at the Justice Department. Dubbed “Confirm Loretta Lynch Fast,” the new tactic is designed in the mold of civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and Cesar Chavez, organizers said.
  • Obama’s DOJ Loses Another Round in Immigration Battle in Texas

    04/13/2015 2:13:00 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 48 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | April 13,2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Federal district court judge Andrew Hanen slammed the Obama administration with a solid one-two punch late last night. In one order, he refused to lift the preliminary injunction barring implementation of the president’s immigration amnesty plan. In a second order, Hanen said that the “attorneys for the Government misrepresented the facts” about the implementation to the court. On February 23, the Justice Department filed a “Motion to Stay” the injunction pending an appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Hanen denied that motion, saying not only that his original ruling was correct, but that subsequent events had “reinforced”...
  • Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder Still Blocking the Truth - about Clinton pardon of 16 terrorists

    04/12/2015 3:45:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | June 4, 2013 | Joseph F. Connor
    ".....I listened incredulously only feet from Mr. Holder at his Senate Confirmation hearing as he asserted that the clemency was “reasonable,” as those terrorists were not specifically convicted of killing or harming anyone. However,these terrorists were convicted of willfully and knowingly joining a conspiracy to commit acts of violence. Further,all evidence indicates that those convicted in Chicago were members of the same conspiracy that killed five people in New York,including those in the Fraunces Tavern bombing.Like the current administration’s untruthful response to the Benghazi attack, the reasons for these Clinton-era clemencies were purely political and an obvious attempt to further...
  • Holder warns DOJ employees against soliciting prostitutes

    04/11/2015 4:12:18 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 11, 2015 | The Associated Press and Fox News’ Matt Dean
    Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to employees of the Department of Justice Friday, reminding them that soliciting prostitutes is against agency rules and that violation of those rules could lead to suspension or termination. “The solicitation of prostitution threatens the core mission of the Department, not simply because it invites extortion, blackmail, and leaks of sensitive or classified information, but also because it undermines the Department's efforts to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking,” the memo said. The memo was sent weeks after a Justice Department watchdog report alleged several Drug Enforcement Administration agents attended "sex parties" with...
  • US arrests suicide bomb suspect in Kansas: Justice Dept (was doing it in the name of ISIS)

    04/10/2015 11:13:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/10/2015
    Washington (AFP) - The US Justice Department said Friday it arrested an Islamic State sympathizer who was plotting to carry out a suicide bomb attack on a US military base in Kansas. John T. Booker Jr, 20, is charged with "attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction... attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant," the Justice Department said. Booker was arrested earlier Friday near the Kansas city of Manhattan "as he made his final preparations for his planned assault"...
  • If Obama’s DOJ Really Wants to Improve Community Relations with Police, Stay Out of South Carolina

    04/09/2015 4:35:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    State law-enforcement authorities in South Carolina have filed murder charges against Michael Slager, the North Charleston police officer who killed 50-year-old Walter Scott by shooting him several times, mostly in the back as Scott was fleeing. Slager is currently being held without bail, has been fired by the police department, and faces a potential death sentence, or a term of 30 years to life in prison, if convicted. That, moreover, is just on a murder charge. There appears to be considerable evidence that Slager also obstructed justice. Officials are investigating whether he moved his Taser from the scene of an...
  • Texas Federal Judge Accuses DOJ and DHS of Deceiving Court: Orders Full Disclosure of Documents

    04/08/2015 11:49:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Apr 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Judge Andrew Hanen has issued a scathing written rebuke directed at government lawyers and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for their misrepresentations made in the case filed against President Obama’s executive amnesty plan. He has ordered the Government to produce related documents by April 21st. He also warned the government against destroying any of this evidence. Hanen is the federal district judge in Brownsville, Texas, who denied the U.S. Government’s request to remove the block of Obama’s amnesty plan on Tuesday. Texas and 25 other states (Plaintiff “States”) filed a motion asking for early discovery asserting that federal lawyers...
  • Lois Lerner Gets Off - Hillary Clinton Breathes Easier

    04/06/2015 9:42:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The Justice Department says Lois Lerner, who used her IRS office to target the Tea Party, didn't waive her Fifth Amendment rights before Congress and won't be prosecuted for contempt over her missing emails. Until former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is called to testify under oath before Congress about her multiple private email accounts on a personal server kept in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home, she won't get a chance to plead the Fifth Amendment as former IRS official Lois Lerner did in May 2013 before the House Oversight Committee regarding her division's targeting of Tea Party groups.
  • Katie Pavlich: The deception of the Obama Department of Justice

    04/06/2015 2:43:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 6, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Throughout Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House he’s been accused of leading a lawless presidency and cheapening the rule of law through his Department of Justice. Many say these accusations are simply based in politics, but a closer look at the way the Department of Justice has handled multiple cases in federal court suggest misleading or lying to judges is a habit, not a mistake. Most recently, we’ve seen this happen in the case surrounding President Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration. Twenty-six states are suing against the action, and in February, U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued...
  • A Flawed Legal Analysis Is Helping Lois Lerner

    04/06/2015 1:27:41 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 04/04/2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    On March 31, Ronald Machen, the outgoing U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, wrote House Speaker John Boehner to inform him that the Justice Department would not present Lois Lerner’s contempt citation to a federal grand jury. The letter explaining his decision is an exercise in misdirection—the kind of misdirection that magicians use to fool an audience. Why? Because at no point in his detailed, seven-page legal analysis does Machen mention the most important point demonstrating that Lerner did, in fact, waive her Fifth Amendment right.
  • DOJ: 'Failure to Provide Adequate Treatment for Transgender Inmates' Is Unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 12:25:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Justice Department is urging a federal court in Georgia to side with a prison inmate who was born male but wants to continue taking the "feminizing" hormone treatment that produces attributes "such as breasts and soft skin." In a Statement of Interest filed in the case of Ashley Diamond, the Justice Department concluded that "Failure to provide adequate treatment for transgender inmates with gender dysphoria constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment."The case (Diamond v. Owens, et al.) has landed in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. At issue is whether...
  • IRS, Congress Hold Our Liberty in Contempt

    04/06/2015 9:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Ron Paul
    This week the Justice Department announced it would not charge former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress. Some members of Congress requested that Lerner be charged with contempt after she refused to testify at a congressional hearing investigating her role in denying or delaying the applications for tax-exempt status of "tea party" and pro-limited government organizations. Cynics might suggest it is not surprising that a former government official would avoid prosecution for refusing to tell Congress about how federal employees abused their power to help the incumbent administration. These cynics have a point, but the...
  • The IRS Scandal: No justice from the Justice Department

    04/05/2015 5:05:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 02, 2015 | Jay Sekulow
    I have said it before -- the Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service is institutionally incapable of self-correction. And, now it is even clearer that the Obama administration’s Department of Justice is incapable of holding accountable those responsible for a massive illegal targeting scheme. Even worse, its own involvement in the scandal not only means that it can’t properly investigate the IRS, it should instead be investigated for cooperating with the IRS in its campaign of censorship and oppression. The latest troubling development comes as the Justice Department announced it will not pursue criminal contempt charges against former top IRS official...
  • Here They Are=> The Offensive & Racist Ferguson Emails – Released today by the DOJ

    04/04/2015 6:35:05 PM PDT · by blueyon · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 4/3/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Holder DOJ released 14 pages of racist or offensive emails they collected during their multi-year investigation of the Ferguson police department. Here is one email:
  • Obama’s Justice Department Charges Menendez … But Not Reid

    04/03/2015 2:31:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 3, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Obama Justice Department has filed its much anticipated corruption indictment against Senator Robert Menendez. He is the New Jersey Democrat who, from his powerful senior seat on the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, has vehemently opposed President Obama’s negotiations with the jihadist regime in Iran, as well as his outreach to Castro’s Cuba. Two things about the Obama administration cannot be denied. First, the president is desperate to cut a deal with the mullahs on their nuclear program, so much so that he has erased virtually every red line he ever purported to draw and has not been shy about...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records Regarding Suspicious 2014 New Year's Day Explosion (short title)

    04/03/2015 12:09:15 PM PDT · by Aethelwolf · 7 replies
    closedpress.com ^ | 04/03/2015
    Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records regarding its response to the January 1, 2014, explosion of an apartment building in the largely Muslim Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The FOIA lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v U. S. Department of Justice (No.1:14-cv-02212)).
  • 51 votes: Republican Mark Kirk signals he’ll vote for Loretta Lynch as AG, ensuring confirmation

    04/02/2015 3:50:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Did anyone think one of the Senate’s most reliable RINOs, who’s up for reelection next year not just in a very blue state but in Barack Obama’s home state, and who supported the Schumer/Rubio Gang of Eight amnesty bill, was going to go to the mat to block Obama’s pick for AG to protest executive amnesty?Conservative Republicans won’t stick up for religious liberty even in red states for fear of being called bigots. The odds of a moderate Republican opposing the first black woman Attorney General of the United States in a Democratic stronghold were precisely zero. “I am...
  • Lois Lerner and Robert Menendez: A curious contrast from the DoJ

    04/02/2015 3:55:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, the Department of Justice offered a curious contrast in their fight against corruption, with actions in two cases sending competing messages. Apart, each case has its own highlights, and cover very different kinds of alleged corruption. Put together, though, it seems to tell an intriguing story about how this Department of Justice views its mission, and its targets, which is the subject of my column today at The Fiscal Times: Nearly eleven months later, the Department of Justice has decided to pass on enforcing the contempt charge. Even though Lerner offered testimony in her opening statement and her...
  • Loretta Lynch Opposition Growing but Needs HELP!

    04/02/2015 12:01:32 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 16 replies
    G.O.A. email | 04/2/2015 | Gun Owners of America
    Three months ago, the lapdog media was convinced that the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was a "slam dunk." Now, not so much. Lynch, as you may remember, has been characterized as "Eric Holder in a skirt." She committed, under oath, to continue to push Holder's unconstitutional anti-gun executive amnesty. She is in favor of a semi-auto ban, which should be of interest at a time when the Justice Department is using every means possible to ban semi-autos by executive fiat. In addition, when asked about the central pillar of Barack Obama's anti-gun push -- the universal background...
  • Sen. Mark Kirk says he will support nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general

    04/02/2015 11:53:24 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 04/02/2015 | Tina Sfondeles
    Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday he would support Loretta Lynch for attorney general, adding further momentum to her long-delayed nomination. Kirk made his remarks during a luncheon speech appearance at the City Club. It came in response to a question from the audience. He said he visited with Lynch and spoke with her about getting federal support to “crush” criminal gangs in Illinois. That discussion helped to convince him, he said. Earlier in the week, Lynch’s nomination had gained a boost on Wednesday after Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said he would support the highly respected federal prosecutor from New York....
  • Justice and Mercy Meet on a Slow Road

    04/02/2015 8:38:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    In commuting the sentences of 22 federal drug offenders Tuesday, President Barack Obama has begun to take the unfettered power of executive clemency embedded in the Constitution to the place where it belongs. "I've been a cynic on the Obama administration for a while," University of St. Thomas School of Law professor Mark Osler told me, but with these commutations, which doubled the president's total, "it's hard for me to be cynical about what's happening today." Finally, the administration is demonstrating how pardon power should be used, with, as Osler put it, "the most powerful person in the world freeing...
  • US Won't Charge Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner With Contempt

    04/02/2015 7:04:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    bloomberg | April 2, 2015
    Linky only.
  • DOJ: No contempt charges for former IRS official Lois Lerner

    04/01/2015 1:26:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/01/2015 | By JOHN BRESNAHAN and RACHAEL BADE
    The Justice Department will not seek criminal contempt charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner, the central figure in a scandal that erupted over whether the tax agency improperly targeted conservative political groups. Ronald Machen, the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, told House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a seven-page letter this week that he would not bring a criminal case to a grand jury over Lerner’s refusal to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in March 2014. The House approved a criminal contempt resolution against Lerner in May 2014, and Machen’s office has...
  • New Justice Dept. policy allows authorities to seize suspicious bank accounts

    03/31/2015 3:50:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2015 | Maggie Ybarra
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has crafted a new policy that would allow government officials to seize bank accounts involved in financial structuring schemes prior to filing criminal charges against the individuals who own those accounts. The new policy stems from the Justice Department’s ongoing review of its asset forfeiture program. The policy is aimed at preventing criminals from making a series of currency transactions under a certain monetary threshold in order to evade reporting the transaction to the authorities, according to a department statement. Those types of transactions typically lead to “the most serious illegal banking transactions” and occur...
  • Justice Department Sues University Over Alleged Anti-Transgender Discrimination

    03/30/2015 7:42:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Chris Geidner
    The action against Southeastern Oklahoma State University is the first lawsuit claiming that anti-transgender discrimination violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from the Justice Department.WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday filed a lawsuit against Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging that the school discriminated against a transgender professor in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case is the first time the Justice Department sued an entity alleging that the sex discrimination ban in Title VII of the historic civil rights legislation protects transgender people from discrimination. In December 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the...
  • The Obama Administration’s Operation “Choke Point,” Part 2

    03/29/2015 5:39:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/29/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    On March 24th, Coach is Right published—“The Obama Administration’s Operation ‘Choke Point’ now in the open”. That piece is currently available on the CiR site under Recent Posts. On Monday, Richard Manning, Director of Communications for Americans for Limited Government, said this of the Obama Administration: “Their intent is to create a government sanctioned means of driving private industry out of the business of providing payday loans.” Peter Barden, of the Online Lenders Association agrees that what the Obama Administration is doing is outside its legal authority. Manning was referring to a particular, ongoing use of Operation Choke Point, a...
  • FORMER US ATTORNEY: DOJ SHOULD OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HARRY REID PUSHING EB-5 VISA EXP

    03/27/2015 12:08:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    EXCLUSIVE–FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY: DOJ SHOULD OPEN A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO HARRY REID PUSHING EB-5 VISA EXPANSION Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says he intends to retire at the end of his term in 2017. But he may still face legal pressure before he leaves. Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova, a leading legal expert on the prosecution and defense of white collar criminals, tells Breitbart News there is enough public evidence to launch a criminal investigation of Reid. “Here’s the issue,” diGenova tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. “Because his son was involved representing the SLS Casino and Hotel...
  • Lynch admits she had whistleblower's evidence on banksters

    03/27/2015 11:44:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    wnd ^ | 3/27/15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – President Obama’s attorney-general nominee, Loretta Lynch, admitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee that her investigators in the money-laundering probe of HSBC were aware of evidence compiled by whistleblower John Cruz but she chose, nevertheless, not to bring criminal charges. Lynch provided written answers to questions submitted by committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, in a document posted on the panel’s website dated Feb. 18. As WND reported, Lynch’s confirmation vote in the Senate initially was postponed after Sen. David Vitter, R-La., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, opened the investigation of Lynch’s role in the HSBC...
  • CALL YOUR REPS--Did the DOJ's Computer Forensics Division look into Hillary's State Dept server?

    03/26/2015 4:39:40 AM PDT · by Liz · 7 replies
    REFERENCE Computer Crime, E-Crime, Hi-Tech Crime or Electronic Crime is a crime in which a computer plays an essential part. Computer crime is a felony violation of section 1030 of the United States Code. Computer crime also violates copyright laws and property rights in some cases. This type of crime is the illegal exploitation of computer technologies, usually to support crimes such as fraud, identity theft, sharing of information, and embezzlement. A link to the U.S. Department of Justice's website about e-crime and the DOJ's computer forensics activities is at their web site. Examples of computer crime are: <><> *...
  • Is race a factor in Loretta Lynch delay? WH won’t say

    03/25/2015 2:11:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    A litany of prominent Democrats have said race has played a role in the delay of Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as attorney general. But the White House won’t say whether it agrees. Lynch would become the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement officer, but she has gone 137 days without receiving a confirmation vote in the Senate. Press secretary Josh Earnest was asked five times Wednesday whether Republicans are delaying a vote on Lynch because of her race. He dodged the question each time. “I think that the delay we have seen from Senate Republicans...
  • Four Frankfort, Illinois Men Jailed After Alleged Tinley Park Road Rage Attack

    03/25/2015 5:56:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    patch.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Joseph Hosey
    Four Frankfort Men Jailed After Alleged Tinley Park Road Rage Attack The men denied attacking a driver but video showed otherwise, police said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) March 24, 2015 The four men, along with a 16-year-old, were in a Chevy Tahoe that pursued a 21-year-old man and his girlfriend into Tinley Park, police said. The Elabeds and the other driver then reportedly headed over to the Tinley Park Police Department to accuse each other of wrongdoing. The Elabeds claimed they were actually “threatened and followed by (by the other driver) and his girlfriend,” police said, and while at...
  • The Obama Administration’s Operation “Choke Point” now in the open

    03/24/2015 7:04:34 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 26 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | March 24, 2015 | John Velisek USN (Ret)
    Operation “Choke Point” is not new. It began as an outgrowth of the President’s Financial Fraud Task Force in 2009. Choke Point never acquired congressional authority to begin operations though it was started by the DOJ, FDIC, and the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2009. It is called “Choke Point” because its main purpose is to choke off lending to industries which are out of favor with the Obama Administration. In essence, if businesses can’t process payments, they can’t survive. Choke Point operations were first begun against payday lenders in New York by the NY Financial Services...