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  • Ex-hedgie seeks to keep suit vs. Preet Bharara alive

    03/24/2017 10:36:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 24, 2017 | By Carleton English and Kaja Whitehouse
    A former hedge fund manager on Friday fought for a chance to get former Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara on the witness stand. David Ganek, founder of Level Global, asked a federal appeals court to keep alive his 2015 lawsuit charging Bharara and the FBI with “fabricating evidence” to raid his $4 billion hedge fund in 2010. Bharara already tried once filed to kill the suit, which a trial judge denied in March. The prosecutor then appealed the ruling. “The notion there is no remedy when an officer of the United States [lies] in an affidavit is extraordinary,” Ganek’s lawyer...
  • Obama's top civil rights lawyer to lead advocacy coalition

    03/23/2017 3:21:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2017 5:45 PM EDT | Sadie Gurman
    The Obama administration’s top civil rights lawyer announced Thursday she will lead a coalition of civil and human rights organizations at a time when they see the Justice Department softening its focus on a number of their priorities. Vanita Gupta, who was head of the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said she will become the new president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights amid an “unprecedented assault on civil rights.” […] During Gupta’s time at the department, the federal government inserted itself in various matters on behalf of transgender people, prisoners and the homeless....
  • About time. DoJ seeks to strip convicted terrorist of citizenship

    03/22/2017 8:40:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in 2003 Iyman Faris was convicted of a rather scatterbrained plot to take down the Brooklyn Bridge by cutting the structure’s support cables. He was planning to do this in collusion with Al Qaeda as part of a possible second wave of attacks against the United States. He was given a rather lengthy jail term but he’s due to be released in December 2020. So what happens then? He’s a naturalized citizen of Pakistani birth, but the Justice Department is now looking to change that situation by stripping him of said citizenship and ejecting him from the country....
  • Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Protections On Student Loans

    03/19/2017 5:41:12 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 103 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 18, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Just days after reports emerged that student loan defaults are soaring, which is undoubtedly due to some combination of, among other things, poor job prospects for the millions of snowflakes who graduate each year with their $200,000 educations in anthropology and the moral hazard created by liberal politicians constantly calling for student debts to be 'forgiven' (a.k.a. forcefully jammed down the throats of taxpayers), the Trump administration has revoked rules put in place by Obama that barred student debt collectors from charging penalty fees on past-due loans. Originating from the Department of Justice, the "Dear Colleague" letter (full letter included...
  • Kellyanne Conway’s husband expects to land top DOJ job

    03/17/2017 3:03:15 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    NY POST ^ | March 17, 2017 | Danilka Fears
    Kellyanne Conway’s husband, veteran lawyer George Conway, is expected to be nominated to lead the civil division of the Justice Department, according to Reuters. Conway, a graduate of Yale Law School, has spent more than two decades at the corporate firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. While there, he’s represented a slew of high-profile clients, from the National Football League to Philip Morris, according to his biography on the firm’s website.
  • DOJ sends wiretap materials to congressional investigators

    03/17/2017 2:29:06 PM PDT · by hotsteppa · 100 replies
    Justice Department officials delivered materials to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on Friday in connection to President Trump's claim that the Obama administration had his campaign headquarters wiretapped. "The Department of Justice has complied with the request from leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Judiciary Committees seeking information related to surveillance during the 2016 election," Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told CNN.
  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records on AG Lynch and Bill Clinton’s Tarmac Meeting in June

    03/16/2017 5:05:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for records on Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton’s meeting on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. According to Judicial Watch: (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records related to the meeting held between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2016 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-00421)). Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the agency failed to respond to a...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records on Airport Meeting Between Bill Clinton and AG Loretta Lynch

    03/15/2017 6:19:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 15, 2017 | 3:34 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    The government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking all records its has on the June 27, 2016 meeting between President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in her airplane, a meeting that occurred while the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, a potential national security crime. The airplane meeting took place on the tarmac at the Phoenix Harbor International Airport, several days before Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI. Several months after the gathering, Lynch told the media that...
  • Justice Department charging Russian spies and criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion

    03/15/2017 7:38:37 AM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 15 March 2017 | Ellen Nakashima
    The Justice Department is set to announce Wednesday the indictments of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials. The indictments target two members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB, and two hackers hired by the Russians. The charges include hacking, wire fraud, trade secret theft and economic espionage, according to officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the charges have not yet been announced. The indictments are part of the largest hacking case...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Bharara refused to return phone call from Trump citing DOJ rules

    03/12/2017 8:13:54 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 87 replies
    NY POST ^ | March 12, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Prosecutor Preet Bharara was fired by the attorney general a day after he refused to return a phone call from President Trump, a report alleges. An assistant to the president of the United States called Bharara’s office Thursday, saying the president wanted to talk, but Bharara refused citing Department of Justice rules, the New York Times reported. On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions notified all 46 federal prosecutors, who were appointed by President Obama and still active, to leave. Bharara was one of those asked to resign. When Bharara got the call Thursday, he informed an aide to Sessions that...
  • Bharara refused to return phone call from Trump citing DOJ rules

    03/12/2017 9:28:35 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 127 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/12/2017 | Daniel Halper
    <p>Prosecutor Preet Bharara was fired by the attorney general a day after he refused to return a phone call from President Trump, a report alleges.</p> <p>An assistant to the president of the United States called Bharara’s office Thursday, saying the president wanted to talk, but Bharara refused citing Department of Justice rules, the New York Times reported.</p>
  • US attorney Bharara won't resign despite Trump demand: reports

    03/11/2017 10:39:30 AM PST · by Strac6 · 126 replies
    Preet Bharara, a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is refusing the Trump administration's demand to resign, according to multiple reports Saturday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday asked 46 attorneys appointed by former President Obama to submit their resignations, including Bharara. "HOLDOVER: Bharara is not submitting his resignation, according to several ppl briefed - WH not responding to what they'll do next," the New York Times' Maggie Haberman tweeted Saturday. CNN's Jake Tapper also reported that Bharara was refusing to resign. Brian Kolb, the New York State Assembly's Republican leader, tweeted his support of Bharara in...
  • Federal Judge Blasts Unprofessional Behavior of Justice Department Lawyers

    03/11/2017 1:09:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Here we go again. Another federal judge has scalded the unprofessional conduct of Justice Department lawyers inside the Civil Rights Division. The first time it was perjury . After that, it was unethical conduct in a trial against New Orleans police officers . Now its unprofessional behavior and bigotry toward the South in a federal court trial challenging Texas legislative districts. United States Fifth Circuit Court Judge Jerry Smith has scalded a DOJ lawyer for misbehavior in the courtroom. While it wasn't perjury this time, it was behavior Justice Department lawyers aren't supposed to do. It's behavior Attorney General...
  • Weekly Update: Obama IRS Scandal Update

    03/11/2017 11:34:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 10, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents JW Files Lawsuit on Obama’s Illegal Russia Leaks Rutland, Vermont Citizens Oust Mayor Caught in Refugee Dishonesty Obama IRS Scandal Continues – JW Forces IRS to Disclose New Documents We have no intention to allow the extra-legal activities of President Obama’s administration to fade into the sunset now that he is out of office. Particularly egregious was his using the might of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target groups that disagreed with his political views. And heel dragging at the IRS continues. This week Judicial Watch...
  • Berkeley Removes 20,000 Free Online Videos to Comply with Insane Department of Justice Ruling

    03/11/2017 11:33:23 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 87 replies
    ©2017 Reason Foundation ^ | |Mar. 7, 2017 8:31 am | Robby Soave
    Berkeley previously housed an online library consisting of more than 20,000 videos of lectures. These videos were free and accessible to the public. But they are free no longer: next week, administrators will withdraw access to anyone who isn't a Berkeley student or professor. Two employees of Gallaudet University—a school for the deaf in Washington, D.C.—filed a complaint with DOJ alleging that Berkeley's online content was inaccessible to the hearing-disabled community. After looking into the matter, DOJ determined that Berkeley had indeed violated the Americans with Disabilities Act Berkeley had two choices: spend a fortune adding closed captioning to the...
  • Rep. Chaffetz Subpoenas ATF Agents Involved in Obama’s Fast and Furious Op

    03/11/2017 6:38:00 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-10-2017 | Bob Price
    Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz subpoenaed two agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to appear before his committee in connection with the Obama Administration’s gun-running program, Fast and Furious. Firearms from the former president’s scheme were allegedly involved in the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico. Chaffetz, who serves as chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued the subpoenas after the two ATF agents failed to appear voluntarily before the committee. “I’m tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are...
  • AG SUGGESTS OPENNESS TO REVIEW OF PREDECESSORS' ACTIONS

    03/09/2017 3:00:31 PM PST · by bryan999 · 17 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested Thursday that he would be open to the appointment of an outside counsel to review actions taken by the Justice Department during the Obama administration. Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Sessions in an interview if the new attorney general would consider designating an outside counsel "not connected to politics" to take a second look at Justice Department actions that provoked Republican ire in the last eight years. Those include the Fast and Furious gun scandal and the decisions against bringing criminal charges over Hillary Clinton's email practices or the Internal Revenue...
  • Jeff Sessions Asks All Remaining Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys To Resign

    03/10/2017 12:43:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 233 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 10, 2017
    In a move that will likely provoke further media, and pundit, fury, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked all remaining Obama-appointed U.S. Attorneys for their resignation. Sarah Isgur Flores, Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice, released the following statement: "As was the case in prior transitions, many of the United States Attorneys nominated by the previous administration already have left the Department of Justice. The Attorney General has now asked the remaining 46 presidentially appointed U.S. Attorneys to tender their resignations in order to ensure a uniform transition. Until the new U.S. Attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated...
  • Obama DOJ Failed to Stop Mexican Cartel Murder of ICE Agent with Smuggled Guns

    03/08/2017 10:32:32 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 7, 2017
    The Obama administration had numerous opportunities to arrest Mexican drug and weapons traffickers before the murder of a federal U.S. agent and the seriously wounding of his partner but opted for the hands-off approach, a new federal audit reveals. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which operates under the Department of Justice (DOJ), should have stopped the traffickers—members of the Los Zetas organization—long before the Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents were ambushed in Mexico with firearms smuggled south of the border thanks to a once-secret Obama administration gun-running operation. Instead, on February 15, 2011, ICE agents Victor...
  • Montana Man Fined $85,000 by FDA for Making Natural Products that Harmed No One

    03/09/2017 10:03:02 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 92 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-09-2017 | Tim Brown
    A Livingston, Montana man has been faced with fines of $85,000 by the Food and Drug Administration for developing and selling topical bloodroot and graviola products, even though no one was injured in the process of either the manufacture or sale of the products. Toby McAdam, owner of Risingsun Health, whose website is BloodrootProducts.com, manufactured black salves, oils and capsules as a treatment for diseases, including skin cancer.  In 2010, the US Justice Department brought a case against him and his company on behalf of the FDA. McAdam did claim that some of his products did treat breast cancer, asthma and...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: "There is a Real Danger... the Justice Department could become Politicized"

    03/08/2017 6:34:37 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 72 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-08-2017 | Tim Brown
    On Tuesday, President Donald Trump's nominees for Deputy Attorney General and Associate Attorney General appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  During that confirmation hearing, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) uttered what has to be one of the most ridiculous statements in history, given her party's members who have occupied the White House and the Department of Justice.  She said she believed there is a "real danger" that the "Justice Department could become politicized." Before the two nominees, Rod Rosenstein and Rachel Brand, spoke, Senator Feinstein called for an investigation into the allegations that President Trump is in collusion with Russia, which...
  • Lawmakers probe claim DOJ aided Iraqi terror suspect days before November election

    03/08/2017 4:48:25 PM PST · by Hadean · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/08/17 | William Lajeunesse and Malia Zimmerman
    Federal lawmakers are investigating the possibility that senior Department of Justice officials interfered in a terrorism probe involving a refugee just prior to the November election in an effort to deny campaign momentum to Donald Trump, Fox News has learned. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has launched a formal inquiry into the Texas, case, in which a terror suspect’s pending arrest was allegedly spiked just over a week before the election. Trump had run on a tough-on-terror platform and had been critical of President Obama’s refugee policy. “When [Joint Terrorism Task Force] and the U.S. Attorney’s office...
  • Andrew McCabe, Deputy FBI Director, an FR search

    03/04/2017 6:55:40 PM PST · by txhurl · 42 replies
    FR ^ | 3/4/17 | FR
    http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/mccabe/index?tab=articles Scan these threads if you're not familiar with McCabe. I think he is the plug holding the FBI swamp together, and Trump's sick of the foot-dragging and fear of crossing this guy. His signature will likely be found on the FISA warrant requests.
  • AG Loretta Lynch Signed Off on All FISA Applications to WireTap President Donald Trump

    03/07/2017 2:01:44 PM PST · by drewh · 114 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 7th, 2017 8:32 | Jim Hoft
    The FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance) Court is in the news this weekend after President Trump tweeted that former President Obama had petitioned a court twice in order to wire tap current President Trump when he was running for office. In his first tweet President Trump tweeted: “ Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! He next tweeted: “ Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!...
  • The Obama Mafia Funneled Money Extorted By The DOJ From Settlements To Progressive Groups

    03/07/2017 6:55:03 AM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Remember the movie THE GODFATHER? The Mafia went from business to business extorting money from those businesses, and, of course, they paid to stay in business. Obama and his DOJ/Loretta Lynch did the very same thing to those they charged. I would say they could charge whomever they pleased, and then settlements were made. That money legally belonged to the American taxpayer, but you know where it went? Obama used it to funnel funds to Progressive groups like the National Council of La Raza. We will talk about La Raza to understand what kind of people your taxpayer dollars funded....
  • Di Leo: The Deep State -- an Institutional Barrier Against Draining the Swamp

    03/07/2017 6:11:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 6, 2017 | John F. Di Leo
    Di Leo: The Deep State -- an Institutional Barrier Against Draining the Swamp By John F. Di Leo - As the Trump Administration began, two terms took over our discourse, from keyboard warriors on social media to the formal political theorists of the mainstream media. These two terms are not exactly antonyms, as one is a verb and the other is a gerund, but they certainly are diametrically opposed to each other: Draining the Swamp on the one hand, and the Deep State on the other. Draining the Swamp was easy to say, easy to understand, easy to cheer for....
  • Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ and Treasury Regarding Investigation of General Flynn (Trunc)

    03/06/2017 12:05:50 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 6, 2017
    Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ and Treasury for Records Related to Intelligence Leaks Regarding Investigation of General Flynn Asks Court to Order Searches and Production of Records National Security Agency Refuses to Confirm or Deny Existence of Records (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury regarding records related to the investigation of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michel Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (Judicial Watch v. Central Intelligence Agency...
  • Trump Seeking Records of Obama ‘Tapping’ Related to Russia Probes (Must Read Article)

    03/05/2017 2:32:36 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 83 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 03/05/2017 | Jeff Stein
    Contrary to some reports, President Trump is entitled to see any records related to the surveillance of him and his associates as “consumer-in-chief” of U.S.  intelligence, a Justice Department lawyer familiar with national security procedures says. That would include FBI and Justice Department (DOJ) applications for surveillance warrants to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISC. “I don't see how DOJ and FBI can refuse... and the president has the authority to declassify whatever he wants...,” the official told Newsweek on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak with the media. The White House does not need to...
  • DOJ Investigates Oregon Judge for Allegedly Helping Illegal Immigrant Flee ICE Agents

    03/04/2017 1:04:37 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    A county judge in Oregon is under fire for allegedly helping an illegal immigrant use her private entrance to avoid being captured by federal agents. The judge is not facing criminal charges at this time; however, the Department of Justice is looking into the matter. “I was troubled because, on the face of it, what I heard sounded like potential federal criminal law violations and/or ethical violations,” U.S. Attorney Billy Williams told Willamette Week reporters. “Generally, we’re talking about obstruction of justice.” The case took place in January at the Multnomah County Courthouse in Oregon, where 22-year-old Diddier Pacheco Salazar...
  • Did the Obama Administration Try Stacking the Deck Against Trump at the Justice Department?

    03/04/2017 2:42:52 AM PST · by tired&retired · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 3 2017 | Mark Hemmingway
    Amid Thursday’s over-hyped brouhaha about Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian ambassador, a curious detail emerged. In Sessions's recusal memo, it was explained who at the Justice Department would be handling any investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. "Consistent with the succession order for the Department of Justice, Acting Deputy Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente shall act as and perform the functions of the Attorney General with respect to any matters from which I have recused myself to the extent they exist," reads Sessions's official statement on the matter....
  • Robert Barnes: Obama Encouraged ‘Deep State’ ‘De Facto Coup’ Against Trump

    03/03/2017 12:03:25 PM PST · by davikkm · 40 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN HAYWARD
    On Friday’s Breitbart News Daily, SiriusXM host Alex Marlow asked attorney Robert Barnes about the campaign of leaks designed to damage the Trump administration, described by some observers as “deep state” career bureaucrats and/or holdovers from the Obama administration acting as saboteurs. Marlow wondered if there was any legal recourse for the Trump administration to halt this operation. “Yes, there is,” Barnes replied. “In fact, it’s one of the directions that a future investigation can take. A future investigation doesn’t have to focus on whatever it is the Democrats or liberals want. It can focus on the illegal leaks that...
  • Dem Waters: Obama Admin ‘Done Everything’ It Can To Make Sure People See Trump-Russia Connections

    03/03/2017 8:18:55 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-3-2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) stated that she believes “there was a connection between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russians” and “I think there is a trail, and I think that the Obama administration has done everything that it can possibly do…to make sure that enough people have seen some of the meetings and some of the connections, so that they have something to go on when the investigations are really underway.” Waters said, “I’m going to continue to do my work, to do everything that I possibly can, to help connect the dots,...
  • The Basic Formula For Every Shocking Russia/Trump Revelation

    03/03/2017 9:05:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Young Turks ^ | 3/2/2017 | Michael Tracey
    The basic formula for every breaking Trump/Russia story is essentially as follows: 1. The New York Times or Washington Post releases an article that at first blush appears extremely damning. 2. Anti-Trump pundits and Democrats react reflexively to the news, express shrieking outrage, and proclaim that this finally proves untoward collusion between Trump and Russia — a smoking gun, at last. 3. Aggrieved former Clinton apparatchiks *connect the dots* in a manner eerily reminiscent of right-wing Glenn Beck-esque prognostication circa 2009. 4. Self-proclaimed legal experts rashly opine as to whether the new revelation entails some kind of criminally actionable offense. (Recall the...
  • Obama Engineered an Obama-Friendly Lawyer to Succeed Sessions In Case Sessions Had to Recuse Himself

    03/03/2017 9:48:05 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 91 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 03/04/2017 | Ace of Spades
    On his way out the door, Obama also rewrote the line of succession in cases where the AG recuses himself. (I didn't know there was such a previously-planned chain of succession.) He specifically wrote one senior guy out of the succession, and re-routed the succession to go right to his friendlies. Amid Thursday;s over-hyped brouhaha about Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian ambassador, a curious detail emerged. In Sessions's recusal memo, it was explained who at the Justice Department would be handling any investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. "Consistent with the succession order for the Department...
  • Obama nominates Boente for U.S. attorney

    03/03/2017 8:44:30 AM PST · by Archon of the East · 17 replies
    Richmond Times dispatch ^ | Oct 8 2015 | Andrew Cain
    President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Dana J. Boente to be the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Boente has been acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District since 2013 and previously served in that role from 2008-2009. Boente was in charge of the office during last year’s six-week corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, both of whom were convicted.
  • Why doesn't Trump call for investigations into Obama and Hillary? (Vanity)

    03/03/2017 2:46:40 PM PST · by dpetty121263 · 61 replies
    Self | 03/03/2017 | Self
    Just a simple question why hasn't President Trump and the DOJ began proceedings and full investigations into the Obama regime and Hillary's dirty dealings? I think this would go a long way into shutting down this BS.
  • Sessions: We’re Having ‘A Lot of’ ‘Troubling’ Leaks, ‘A Lot of It Would Appear To Be In Violation..

    03/03/2017 5:52:38 AM PST · by maggief · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2017 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated, “we are having a lot of leaks today in Washington, that I do believe are troubling. A lot of it would appear to be in violation of the law, and it’s an unhealthy trend, and we’ve got to do better about it.” Sessions also said he never considered amending his statement to the Senate about his meetings with Russia’s ambassador before now, and commented on his decision to recuse himself from any investigations pertaining to the Trump campaign by stating, “we had a full...
  • FLASHBACK:Daughter of close Obama adviser [Valerie Jarrett] will cover DOJ for CNN

    03/03/2017 10:05:09 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    nypost ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Daniel Halper
    <p>CNN has tapped the daughter of President Obama’s closest adviser to cover the Department of Justice, The Post has learned.</p> <p>Laura Jarrett quietly joined the network in September as a reporter in its Washington bureau.</p> <p>She came to CNN with no experience in journalism. But the Harvard-educated lawyer defended companies and individuals against the Justice Department as a private litigator in Chicago.</p>
  • Pelosi: Loretta Lynch Meeting With Bill Clinton Was ‘Serendipitous’

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday there is no comparison between current Attorney General Jeff Sessions meeting twice with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. last year and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch meeting privately with Bill Clinton last year as the FBI investigated his wife's private email server. Pelosi told reporters Thursday at a press conference that Sessions should resign for not disclosing his meetings with the Russian ambassador during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general. Reporters asked Pelosi how the controversy surrounding the Sessions revelation compared to Lynch's private meeting with Bill Clinton on...
  • Barack Obama and His Deep State Operatives Are Attempting to Sabotage the Duly Elected President

    03/02/2017 11:41:53 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 32 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Mar 2, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    This story is not about Jeff Sessions. This story is not about illegal talks between Trump and his campaign people and the Russians. This story is about Barack Obama and the Democrat Party attempting to sabotage the Trump presidency and do everything they can to either render it meaningless and ineffective or to get him impeached or force him to resign. That’s what the story is. And that is what has to be attacked, not defended. We have no reason to be on defense all the time. ....Sessions was being asked questions about a dossier that was packed full of...
  • His testimony was inaccurate but not willfully false.(Sessions)

    03/02/2017 7:42:37 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 2 Mar, 2017 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    In the overwrought, partisan allegations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury in his confirmation-hearing testimony, let’s cut to the chase: There is a good deal of political hay to be made because Sessions made a statement that was inaccurate — or at least incomplete — especially when mined out of its context....... Prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the speaker knowingly, voluntarily, and intentionally — not by accident, misunderstanding, or confusion — said something that was untrue, with a specific purpose to disobey or disregard the law. Therefore, when there is an allegation of perjury, the alleged...
  • Huckabee goes off on DOJ ‘slush fund scheme’: Worse than a mafia shakedown

    03/02/2017 8:42:27 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 2, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    A Justice Department slush fund scheme under former resident Obama reportedly funneled billions of dollars to leftist activist groups in what Mike Huckabee said was “worse than a mafia shakedown.” ... The practice was widely abused under the Obama administration, with liberal groups like La Raza and the National Urban League receiving some of the slush fund money ... Virginia Congressman Robert Goodlatte and Sen. James Lankford, both Republicans, have sponsored legislation to end the practice, which investigators have found accounted for $3 billion paid to “non-victim entities
  • Breaking: AG Sessions will hold a press conference at 4pm ET

    03/02/2017 12:21:12 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 514 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/02/2017 | Chad Pergram
    Chad Pergram‏ @ChadPergram 6m6 minutes ago #BREAKING Attorney General Sessions to hold press conference at 4 pm et
  • AG Jeff Sessions will recuse himself "from any investigations related to the Trump campaign"

    03/02/2017 1:24:54 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 308 replies
    By Laz A. Mataz
    Saw this press conference. AG Sessions has decided to recuse himself "from any investigations related to the Trump campaign". I felt it was a very weak performance by AG Sessions, by the way.
  • Pelosi: Sessions’ Russia Contacts ‘Completely Different’ From Loretta Lynch’s Secret Meetings...

    03/02/2017 11:22:54 AM PST · by blueyon · 38 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | Christian Datoc
    """Pelosi: Sessions’ Russia Contacts ‘Completely Different’ From Loretta Lynch’s Secret Meetings With Bill Clinton [VIDEO]""" Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday that current Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ alleged contacts with Russian officials are “completely different, day and night” from the secret meetings former Attorney General Loretta Lynch took with Bill Clinton during the 2016 election. WATCH:
  • Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime...

    03/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico According to a new inspector general report an illegal gun trafficking program similar to Operation Fast and Furious, which took place under President Obama's Department of Justice, led to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in 2011. First, the background: On February 15, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Victor Avila and Jaime Zapata were returning to Mexico City from Matehuala, Mexico when their armored SUV came under attack near the town of Santa Maria del Rio,...
  • GOP wants to eliminate shadowy DOJ slush fund bankrolling leftist groups

    03/01/2017 10:09:40 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 01, 2017 | Melissa Jacobs
    The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators.
  • GOP wants to eliminate shadowy DOJ slush fund bankrolling leftist groups

    03/01/2017 10:06:34 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/1/2017 | Melissa Jacobs
    The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators. “It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.” Findings spearheaded by the House Judiciary Committee point to a process shrouded in secrecy whereby monies were distributed to a labyrinth of nonprofit organizations involved with grass-roots activism. “Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations,” Judicial Watch’s...
  • Jeff Sessions to target drug cartels, gun offenses to halt potential crime wave

    03/01/2017 5:11:37 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he plans to target drug cartels and crack down on gun crimes to snuff out what could be the start of a national crime wave, evidenced by a recent uptick in homicides and other violence. But left unsaid is whether Mr. Sessions also will direct the Justice Department to disrupt the legal marijuana industry — a move that critics say could undermine his goals and enable the cartels.