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  • [Flashback] DOJ Inspector General reviews alleged FISA abuses by DOJ, FBI

    01/21/2019 12:18:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 28, 2018 | by Brooke Singman
    [From March 2018] Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Wednesday he will review potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses by both the Justice Department and the FBI, following requests from Congress and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Office of the Inspector General released a statement Wednesday outlining the start of the review. “The OIG will initiate a review that will examine the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain...
  • [Flashback] Strzok says the salacious dossier is not why the FBI's Russia investigation was launched

    01/21/2019 12:03:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2018 | by John Haltiwanger
    [FROM JULY 2018] FBI official Peter Strzok on Thursday said in sworn testimony to the House Judiciary Committee that the salacious Trump-Russia dossier is not why the FBI launched its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida asked Strzok, "The dossier. Was the dossier a part of why you opened up the investigation?" Strzok, without hesitating, replied, "No." DeSantis then said, "So, the dossier was not part of it. That's important." The FBI launched its Russia probe in July 2016, looking into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia...
  • Opinion: Bruce Ohr testimony shows something's really rotten at the Justice Department

    01/21/2019 11:49:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 21, 2019 | by Victoria Toensing
    John Solomon reported in The Hill last week that then-senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr cautioned FBI and DOJ officials in July and August 2016 that former British Intelligence operative Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier was connected to the Clinton campaign and likely biased. Solomon’ s sources were from the House of Representatives, where Ohr testified last August, and where he brought contemporaneous handwritten notes to support his claims. Two key points emerge from Solomon’s expose: First, FBI and DOJ officials made false statements to the FISA court when presenting the dossier’s allegations as a basis for wiretapping Trump campaign adviser...
  • Red Handed: All the Collusion was in the Deep State

    01/21/2019 6:21:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Sidney Powell
    Washington, D.C. is plagued by political weaponization of government, law enforcement, and media, the likes of which America has never seen — all coordinated and perpetrated by the Democrats and their Deep State allies.According to The New York Times, the FBI secretly investigated President Trump based on concocted claims that he was working with the Russians against American interests.They officially launched the “investigation” — which they had long been running unofficially — after the President rightly and justifiably fired James Comey. As a pathetic excuse, the disgraced and fired former FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe and Agent Peter Strzok focused on...
  • DOJ hiring attorneys to handle property seizures for border wall

    01/20/2019 10:33:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 17, 2019 | Ted Hesson
    The Justice Department placed an online job posting for a pair of attorneys to tackle border wall litigation in South Texas — a sign of coming property seizures and other legal controversies that President Donald Trump anticipates if he plows ahead with his signature project. Trump has demanded that Congress provide $5.7 billion to build more than 200 miles of new and replacement barriers along the border. But those efforts will likely run into opposition from local landowners, environmentalists and Native American tribes. The federal government has been partially shut down for 27 days over Trump’s $5.7 billion border wall...
  • Weekly Update: BIG Court Victory on Clinton Emails and Benghazi

    01/19/2019 9:37:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Court Orders Discovery to Begin on Clinton Email / Benghazi Scandals Documents Detail Nancy Pelosi’s CODEL Travel in 2015 U.S. Doles Out Millions to Costa Rica & Mozambique During Shutdown The Murder Epidemic in Indian Country Now We’re Providing Sex-Change Surgery to Convicted Child Sex Abusers Court Orders Discovery to Begin on Clinton Email / Benghazi Scandals Last week, I reported to you that we had submitted a court-ordered discovery plan for the depositions of several top former government officials involved in the Clinton email scandal, including Obama administration senior officials Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI...
  • Federal gun charges decline despite Obama executive action

    12/03/2013 7:42:44 AM PST · by South40 · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/3/2013 | Liz Goodwin
    More than a year after the Sandy Hook school shooting, President Obama’s directive to amp up prosecutions of federal gun laws hasn’t made much difference in how many people are charged with gun crimes. U.S. attorneys that prosecute such cases charged 11,674 people with breaking federal gun laws in the fiscal year that ended in September, compared to 11,728 people the year before. “The federal gun charge numbers are not an accurate reflection of the Department's efforts to investigate and prosecute gun violence,” said Allison Price, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, in a statement. “The fact that we may...
  • Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin family urge peace [backpedal alert]

    04/27/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin family urge peace on 20th anniversary of L.A. race riots To mark the 2oth anniversary of the deadly riots that engulfed Los Angeles following the 1992 Rodney King verdict, civil rights activist Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin's parents are urging peace at events. Sharpton spoke to Yahoo News before he and Martin's family addressed a church on Thursday night. -snip- "I think even though people are angry and as concerned as I am, we don't feel like we have no options," he says. "Unlike [with] Rodney King, there's defined leadership in Trayvon Martin's case who have...
  • Top Obama White House lawyer made false statements To DOJ about Manafort-related work

    01/17/2019 9:08:42 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/17/19 | Chuck Ross
    The Justice Department is alleging that the former Obama White House general counsel made ‘false and misleading’ statements regarding consulting work done for Ukraine. Greg Craig was lead partner for the law firm Skadden Arps on its Ukraine work, which was done in partnership with Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman. Skadden Arps agreed Thursday to settle with the Justice Department by registering as a foreign agent of Ukraine and paying a $4.6 million fine. Craig’s fate remains uncertain. The former general counsel for President Obama made “false and misleading statements” to the Justice Department regarding work he...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Mueller's team knew 'dossier' kicking off Trump investigation was biased and defectiv

    01/17/2019 6:40:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Gregg Jarrett
    Prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating alleged “collusion” between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia knew all along that the anti-Trump “dossier” compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele that fueled their probe was biased and likely phony. Yet instead of investigating those individuals at the FBI and Justice Department who actively participated in the dossier fraud – as he should have done – Mueller hired several of them to investigate Trump. Newly confirmed congressional testimony of former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr shows that he warned both the FBI and the Justice Department that Steele was...
  • Stunning: Ohr Testimony Reveals Top DOJ Officials Briefed About Steele Before FISA

    01/16/2019 6:54:40 PM PST · by bitt · 32 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 1/17/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    Three top Senior Justice Department officials, two who are senior prosecutors on Robert Mueller’ Special Counsel, met with Bruce Ohr in the summer of 2016, well before the FBI sought a FISA warrant on a Trump campaign official. Ohr informed the trio of DOJ officials about his close contact with former British Spy Christopher Steele, whose dossier was used as the bulk of evidence to obtain the warrant to spy on Carter Page. Ohr, who was then the Associate Deputy Attorney General, told members of Congress during his closed-door testimony in August 2018 that he had informed senior officials that...
  • Justice Department Says All Online Gambling Is Illegal

    01/15/2019 4:26:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 57 replies
    Fortune ^ | 15 Jan 2019 | Natasha Bach
    The U.S. Justice Department now says that all internet gambling is illegal.A November opinion made public Monday reversed a 2011 opinion on the Wire Act, which established the law as applicable to only sports betting. The DOJ claims that the 2011 opinion misinterpreted the statute and reinterprets the Wire Act to encompass all forms of gambling that crosses state boundaries. The opinion could have wide-reaching effects in states that sell lottery tickets online or where online gambling is legal. This number has increased in recent months following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports betting in the U.S. last year....
  • Rosenstein, DOJ exploring ways to more easily spy on journalists

    01/14/2019 6:21:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 11:00 AM EST | JOHN SOLOMON
    For months now, the Department of Justice (DOJ) quietly has been working on a revision to its guidelines governing how, when and why prosecutors can obtain the records of journalists, particularly in leak cases. The work has been supervised by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office, especially since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions departed, but is not wrapped up. ADVERTISEMENT The effort has the potential to touch off a First Amendment debate with a press corps that already has high degrees of distrust of and disfunction with the Trump administration. Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is aware of the effort...
  • The brazen plot against Trump by the Obama-era FBI and DOJ continues, enabled by a complicit media

    01/14/2019 11:02:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2019 | Victoria Toensing, Joseph diGenova
    A stench has been emanating from the J. Edgar Hoover Building (FBI headquarters) for over two years. It landed Saturday on the front page of the New York Times in an article citing “former law enforcement officials” claiming they had to deal with “explosive implications” that President Donald Trump was “knowingly” or “unwittingly” working for Russia. Thus, the story goes, there was a basis to begin the Russia collusion investigation. In fact, “The Gray Lady” was covering the derrieres of the Obama administration officials involved in the cabal to frame Trump, who now fear an imminent Special Counsel finding that...
  • Supreme Court passes on case removing Whitaker as acting AG

    01/14/2019 9:00:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court denied an effort to strip acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s name from a pending case, swatting down a push to force the justices to send a signal that President Trump’s temporary pick is illegal. Lawyers had asked the justices to remove Mr. Whitaker and substitute Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, arguing that he should be the rightful head of the Justice Department under the law, after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was ousted last year. The request came in a case involving Barry Michaels, who is challenging a law denying him the right to purchase a firearm...
  • Republican uncovered secret FBI debate over Trump motivation for Comey firing

    01/13/2019 1:42:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 58 replies
    A House Republican's line of questioning uncovered revelations that in May 2017 senior FBI leadership debated whether President Trump was directed by the Russian government to fire FBI Director James Comey, Fox News has learned. Contacted by Fox, U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, confirmed his questions to former FBI General Counsel James A. Baker uncovered the claims, some of which were first reported Friday by the New York Times. Ratcliffe called the Baker transcript leak "selective," adding that the full transcript of the Oct. 18 interview, which is undergoing a classification review by the FBI and the Justice Department, reveals...
  • With Barr, Will Justice Be Done?

    01/13/2019 10:15:19 AM PST · by libstripper · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 12, 2019 | NYT
    The nominee to be attorney general has backed some of the president’s worst impulses on the Russia inquiry.
  • There Is a Pony in the Mueller Heap of Dung

    01/13/2019 8:12:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 13, 2019 | Clarice Feldman
    It is increasingly obvious that there is a pony in the heap of Mueller Trump-Russia dung, and the pony is a corrupt FBI and CIA covering up their unlawful conduct.  Even the best efforts by the wrongdoers' media mouthpieces are not sufficient to keep us from seeing that. The HeapDespite spending millions of dollars, hiring 13 of the most vicious anti-Trump prosecutors available, and having allies in the DoJ and FBI continuing to delay congressional efforts to reveal the machinations of their anti-Trump colleagues, it is increasingly obvious that they have turned up no evidence of any Trump-Russia collaboration.  (Something common sense would...
  • Newt Gingrich: Reported FBI probe of Trump was led by anti-Trump fanatics who betrayed Constitution

    01/12/2019 12:58:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    The extraordinary story published Friday night in The New York Times headlined “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry into Whether Trump was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia” tells us how deeply sick the Washington establishment has become. A group of bureaucrats – elected by no one – sat in a room and decided they would investigate the new president of the United States for possible treason. Let me repeat: treason. This is, after all, the implication of this investigation. This group of bureaucrats reports to no one in elected authority. In a Justice Department where employees gave 97 percent of their presidential...
  • Weekly Update: Benghazi and Clinton Emails Are Back

    01/12/2019 9:19:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 11, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Moves to Question Top Obama-Clinton Officials About Benghazi and Clinton Emails The Border Crisis is Also a Public Health Crisis Big Apple Corruption: the Mayor, the Rat, & the NYPD Judicial Watch Moves to Question Top Obama-Clinton Officials About Benghazi and Clinton Emails The Departments of State and Justice will not investigate themselves we now know, and of course we can’t expect any more efforts in the House of Representatives to get to the bottom of Hillary Clinton’s fraudulent behavior in high office. But Judicial Watch and some courts won’t be intimidated from asking tough questions. We...