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  • Mark Levin Rips Mueller: President Trump "Not Only Didn't Obstruct Justice...

    06/22/2017 6:18:05 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Ian Schwartz
    ... He Can't Obstruct Justice"On Hannity, Mark Levin explained the separation of powers bars the president of the United States from being charged with obstruction of justice. Watch Levin deliver a fiery explanation that Donald Trump not only didn't obstruct justice, but why as (Levin: Trump CANNOT be indicted, say DOJ memoranda)
  • Weekly Update: JW Pursues Comey Records

    06/17/2017 10:33:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 16, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    JW Pursues Comey Records Judicial Watch Goes to Court to Expose Obama Administration Shakedowns Trump Should Reject New Middle Eastern-North African Racial Census Category Judicial Watch Pursues Comey Records The Swamp creatures in Washington who gamed the system to appoint a special prosecutor need to be held accountable. Your Judicial Watch is focusing on James Comey, the former FBI Director who spirited away government documents, then arranged for the contents of those documents to be leaked to the media to force the appointment of a special prosecutor. We aim to get the bottom of both the records’ removal and...
  • Meet DOJ’s Rachel Brand: She’ll Be A Russian Spy By Next Week (Ted Cruz Supporter)

    06/16/2017 12:43:09 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    It's Not The Tea Party ^ | 6-16-2017 | The Patriot
    Before this morning, most people in the United States had never heard of Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand. But, an ABC story (which we covered here) suggesting that Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may have to recuse himself from overseeing Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia probe, and that Brand would be the next inline to step into that position, changed all that. So what do we know about Rachel Brand? Well, we know 4 things with absolute certainty: 1.She was appointed by the Trump administration and confirmed on May 18, 2017 2.She is an active contributor to Republican campaigns 3.Democrats hate...
  • In Stunning Announcement, DOJ Warns Not To Trust Stories Based On "Anonymous Sources"

    06/16/2017 9:27:51 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    Buzz Faqs ^ | 6-16-2017
    In a move that stunned many members of the media, on Thursday night Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russia probe due to Jeff Sessions’ recusal and who earlier this week confirmed only he has authority to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, released an unorthodox statement to be “skeptical about anonymous allegations” following the relentless barrage of news reports emerging from the WaPo and the NYT about the evolving probe into Russia’s “election interference” and possible collusion with Trump, all based on “anonymous sources.” “Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous...
  • Even If Comey Quoted Trump Accurately, That Would Not Be Obstruction of the Flynn Investigation

    06/15/2017 1:37:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 15, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: To the next little expose here of the Washington Post story: “Special Counsel Investigating Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice, Officials Say.” There are four writers on this story. By the way, have you noticed that in all of these Trump stories — New York Times, Washington Post — at least three or four writers? Why do you think that is? Well, it’s obviously to provide cover. Hard to go after four people. It’s obviously to provide all of them cover. What do you need four people to report a leak? A leak that obviously came from Mueller’s staff....
  • New U.S. Justice Dept. Policy May Affect Community Service Payments in MARPOL Plea Agreements

    06/15/2017 12:10:03 PM PDT · by Oatka · 6 replies
    gCaptain ^ | June 14, 2017 | H. Allen Black
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memorandum dated June 5, 2017, prohibiting the DOJ from entering into any agreement on behalf of the United States that would require a party to make a payment or loan to any non-governmental person or entity that is not a party to the dispute. The agreements affected include plea agreements, non-prosecution agreements, deferred prosecution agreements, and civil settlements. The memorandum provides only three exceptions to the general prohibition: (1) victim restitution or other payments that directly remedy the harm that is sought to be redressed, such as environmental harm or harm from official corruption;...
  • That DOJ "Confidentiality" Document Sessions Cited

    06/14/2017 1:26:38 AM PDT · by zencycler · 23 replies
    DOJ ^ | 6/19/1989 | DOJ
    Here is the relevant excerpt related to Sessions' correct assertion that he did not have to answer questions about confidential presidential conversations (unless pursuant to a subpoena in a case involving criminal charges, I believe): ============================================================ "...While the considerations that support the concept and assertion of exec­utive privilege apply to any congressional request for information, the privilege itself need not be claimed formally vis-ŕ-vis Congress except in response to a lawful subpoena; in responding to a congressional request for information, the executive branch is not necessarily bound by the lim­its of executive privilege. Executive privilege is constitutionally based. To be...
  • Is the appointment of Special Counsel Mueller legal without Senate approval?

    06/13/2017 11:36:50 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 36 replies
    Free Republic vanity ^ | 13 Jun 2017 | vanity
    Under laws passed by Congress, every United States attorney must be approved by the Senate: 28 U.S. Code § 541 - United States attorneys (a) The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a United States attorney for each judicial district. (b) Each United States attorney shall be appointed for a term of four years. On the expiration of his term, a United States attorney shall continue to perform the duties of his office until his successor is appointed and qualifies. (c) Each United States attorney is subject to removal by the President. Yet...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Where does Jeff Sessions go to get his good name back?

    06/13/2017 4:49:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    For months, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has endured a public thrashing … over nothing. He broke no laws, breached no ethical rules, and “colluded” with no one. Nonetheless, he was maligned and vilified by those who sought to impugn his honesty and integrity for what now seems, in retrospect, to be nothing more than partisan politics. Tuesday, it was his turn. Sessions vigorously defended himself at a public hearing and refuted accusations that he had lied before Congress. He acquitted himself nicely. Confirmation Revisited Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., set the ugly tone for Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee when...
  • Warren calls for Sessions to be fired

    06/13/2017 7:34:59 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/13/17 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Warren calls for Sessions to be fired © Greg Nash Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be fired, comments that come on the eve of his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. "He needs to be fired. He needs to be taken out of that job," Warren told “The Axe Files,” a joint podcast between CNN and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics that is hosted by Democratic strategist David Axelrod. Warren cited Sessions's acknowledgment earlier this year that he had two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that he failed to disclose...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ For Records On Obama Policy of Shaking Down Corporations to Fund Leftist

    06/12/2017 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    GP ^ | 06/12/17 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch announced today that they have filed a FOIA lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for records relating to an Obama administration policy of shaking down corporations to fund left-wing groups such as La Raza. Barack Hussein Obama continued his community organizing as President because that is all he knows how to do. Steal money, shake down businesses, destroy and agitate. Obama’s main goals were to destroy capitalism and empower Islamic groups. Via Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of...
  • James Comey Has A Long History Of Questionable Obstruction Cases

    06/12/2017 2:37:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 12, 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    Law James Comey Has A Long History Of Questionable Obstruction Cases From Martha Stewart to Frank Quattrone to Steven Hatfill, former FBI director James Comey has left a long trail of highly questionable obstruction of justice cases that he used to make a name for himself. Mollie Hemingway By Mollie Hemingway June 12, 2017 Following countdown clocks on cable outlets and dramatic claims in the media about what devastating testimony to expect, James Comey sat down before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. The hearing ended up being a bit of a let-down for critics of President Trump who hoped...
  • JW Sues DOJ For Records on Obama Policy of Shaking Down Corporations to Fund Leftist Groups

    06/12/2017 10:37:01 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch announced today that they have filed a FOIA lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for records relating to an Obama administration policy of shaking down corporations to fund left-wing groups such as La Raza. Barack Hussein Obama continued his community organizing as President because that is all he knows how to do. Steal money, shake down businesses, destroy and agitate. Obama’s main goals were to destroy capitalism and empower Islamic groups. Via Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of...
  • Ex-FBI Official Questions Why There Were No Comey Memos On Obama, Clinton

    06/10/2017 8:48:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    WACH ^ | 06/08/17 | Leandra Bernstein
    In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, former FBI director James Comey described his practice of keeping detailed notes on his interactions with President Donald Trump. But the former director admitted that he never kept such memos when serving under President Barack Obama, despite observing behavior from that administration that concerned him. James Kallstrom, a former FBI assistant director who spent nearly three decades at the bureau, questioned why Comey felt the need to produce the memos on Trump, but failed to document incidents of political interference in the organization by the Obama administration. "It just continues...
  • Trump Won, Comey Minus One

    06/10/2017 6:00:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    Trying to be objective -- and that's sometimes difficult for me when it comes to politics -- I don't agree that former FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony was equally good news and bad news for President Trump. Trump came away a decisive winner. Most agree that Trump benefited from Comey's admission that Trump was not in fact under FBI investigation for colluding with the Russians or for anything else. But many Trump critics, left and right, see Comey's negative portrait of Trump as so damaging as to cancel out the positive news, which, on reflection, is incorrect. It's true...
  • Lynch Finding During Hearing Only The Tip Of The Iceberg

    06/09/2017 9:21:25 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 25 replies
    Conservative Daily ^ | 06-09-2017 | Luis Orozco
    During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, former FBI Director James Comey unmasked a delicate situation that happened during the last days of Obama’s administration. He revealed that the former president’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, asked him to call the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal a “matter” instead of an “investigation.”
  • OPINION: The damaging case against James Comey

    06/09/2017 1:19:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/9/17 | Jonathan Turley
    The testimony of James Comey proved long on atmospherics and sort on ethics. While many were riveted by Comey’s discussion of his discomfort in meetings with President Trump, most seemed to miss the fact that Comey was describing his own conduct in strikingly unethical terms. The greatest irony is that Trump succeeded in baiting Comey to a degree that even Trump could not have imagined. After calling Comey a “showboat” and poor director, Comey proceeded to commit an unethical and unprofessional act in leaking damaging memos against Trump. Comey described a series of ethical challenges during his term as FBI...
  • Gohmert: ‘Leaker-in-Chief’ James Comey ‘Needed To Go’

    06/09/2017 10:56:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | JEFF POOR
    Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) reacted to President Donald Trump’s tweet responding to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee a day earlier. Follow Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker! 6:10 AM - 9 Jun 2017 28,713 28,713 Retweets 93,494 93,494 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Gohmert said the tweet was “appropriate” and he added Comey’s hypocrisy knew “no bounds” given the prosecutions of leakers during the prior Obama administration.
  • Justice Department Ends Government Bankrolling of Liberal Groups in Legal Settlements

    06/08/2017 8:47:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 7, 2017 | Rachel del Guidice
    The federal government no longer will make settlement agreements with any person or organization not directly involved in a legal dispute, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday. The move by Sessions abolished a practice that has funneled likely millions of dollars in banking settlements to outside organizations in such “third-party” payments. Left-wing groups, including La Raza and NeighborWorks America, benefited from the practice, The Daily Signal previously reported. In a formal statement, Sessions said: Effective immediately, [Justice] Department attorneys may not enter into any agreement on behalf of the United States in settlement of federal claims or charges, including agreements...
  • The Justice Department issued a statement rebuking James Comey's testimony

    06/08/2017 4:48:19 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 92 replies
    Circa News ^ | June 8, 2017 | Staff
    The Justice Department released a statement on James Comey's testimony on Thursday that attempts to set the record straight on some of the former FBI director's remarks. The statement focuses on a piece of Comey's testimony in which he claimed he was not aware of any memo saying that Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be recusing himself from any investigations into alleged links between the Trump campaign (of which he was a part) and Russian officials. .."In his testimony, Mr. Comey stated that he was 'not *** aware of' 'any kind of memorandum issued from the Attorney General or the...