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  • Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit for FBI Records on Clinton Email Investigation; Tarmac Meeting...

    10/28/2016 11:26:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 28, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit for FBI Records on Clinton Email Investigation; Tarmac Meeting Between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit to obtain Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) records relating to its “investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-government email server during her tenure.” The lawsuit includes a demand for FBI “302” documents, which are reports of FBI investigation interviews. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ( Judicial Watch v. U.S....
  • Schweizer: Obama’s DOJ ‘Transferring Money to Left-wing Groups’ ‘to Influence This Election’

    10/27/2016 4:21:59 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Oct 2016 | John Hayward
    On Wednesday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, Clinton Cash author and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer discussed the latest GAI report about the Obama Justice Department’s funneling of money to left-wing groups using fines levied against financial institutions. Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and SiriusXM host Alex Marlow described the report as exposing the Justice Department of “quite literally extorting companies to fund left-wing activists.”
  • Clinton Campaign Chairman Had Multiple Dinners With Top DOJ Official During Email Investigation

    10/26/2016 10:19:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/16 | Chuck Ross
    The day after Hillary Clinton testified in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi last October, John Podesta, the Democrat’s campaign chairman, met for dinner with a small group of well-connected friends, including Peter Kadzik, a top official at the Justice Department. The dinner arrangement, revealed in hacked Podesta emails released by WikiLeaks, is just the latest example of an apparent conflict of interest between the Clinton campaign and the federal agency charged with investigating the former secretary of state’s email practices. Podesta and Kadzik, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, were in frequent contact, other emails show....
  • Justice Department Releases Information on Election Day Efforts to Protect the Right to Vote (trunc)

    10/26/2016 7:48:06 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 30 replies
    Dept of "Justice" ^ | 10/25/2016 | DoJ
    Justice Department Releases Information on Election Day Efforts to Protect the Right to Vote and Prosecute Ballot Fraud | OPA | Department of Justice Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Justice Department Releases Information on Election Day Efforts to Protect the Right to Vote and Prosecute Ballot Fraud In anticipation of the upcoming general elections, the Justice Department today provided information about its efforts, through the Civil Rights Division and Criminal Division, to ensure that all qualified voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots and have their votes counted free...
  • Yes, There Is a Coup On in America

    10/26/2016 4:30:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2016 | Peggy Ryan
    There's a great LifeLock ad where four masked bank robbers burst through the door and yell for everyone to get down. A woman on the floor looks up at a bank guard. "Do something," she whispers. "Oh, I'm not a security guard," the man says. "I'm a security monitor. I only notify people if there's a robbery." He looks over at the armed robbers in stocking masks, holding a hostage. "There's a robbery." Like the security monitor, Americans are passively observing a robbery, the theft of democracy. We're witnessing, in real time, an insurrection, a coup d'état. The definition of...
  • DOJ Warns Efforts to Stop 2016 Voter Fraud Could ‘Violate’ Federal Law

    10/24/2016 11:08:01 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Oct 2016 | Logan Churchwell
    A U.S. Department of Justice press release warns individuals who may serve as poll watchers hoping to prevent voter fraud could violate voter intimidation laws. Upon first blush, what may appear to be a middling warning that voter fraud and abuse will not be tolerated by federal law enforcement also casts a shadow over various lawful election activities with broad language apparently intended to caution individuals from performing their duties.
  • Report: Justice Department Extorts Companies to Fund Left-Wing Activists

    10/24/2016 8:12:09 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Oct 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A new report from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) concludes that the Obama administration’s Department of Justice has been extorting fines from major banks, which are then used to fund leftist groups that push the Democratic vote. The report notes that while community organizing groups have been using aggressive, “terrorist” tactics for decades to force banks to provide funding for their operations, the Obama administration has brought the power of the federal government to bear on their behalf. Banks are threatened with lawsuits for racial discrimination based on the controversial “disparate impact” theory, and offered incentives to settle by paying left-wing groups directly, beyond the...
  • Former Prosecutor: The Clintons Are So Corrupt, Everything ‘They Touch Turns To Molten Lead’ [VIDEO]

    10/24/2016 6:54:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 22, 2016 | Ginni Thomas
    Former Prosecutor: The Clintons Are So Corrupt, Everything ‘They Touch Turns To Molten Lead’ [VIDEO] Ginni Thomas Pithy former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova believes the recent Project Veritas video by James O’Keefe featuring DNC contractors explaining their dirty practices to foment violence at Trump events, is a prima facie case of federal and state criminal activity. DiGenova says prosecutors should investigate everyone in the video, including Illinois Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s husband, Bob Creamer, who suddenly retired last week. In this exclusive 26-minute video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, diGenova explains why many former and current FBI officials...
  • FBI and DoJ are ignoring evidence of crimes in Project Veritas Action videos

    10/23/2016 6:23:32 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Ahem, where is the criminal investigation of apparent crimes, conspiracies to violate the civil rights of Trump supporters, and possibly riot, for starters?  And where is the media clamor to get to the bottom of this frightening perversion of democracy?  People were hurt in the near-riot at the Trump rally in Chicago, and their right to assemble negated by a conspiracy. The media are completely uninterested in asking any questions. J. Christian Adams is one of my heroes. He resigned his career at the Justice Department on principle and now is a crusader. On Fox & Friends, he spoke frankly
  • US Justice Department to dispatch fewer election observers

    10/19/2016 4:15:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 3:57 AM EDT | Eric Tucker
    Justice Department officials are warning that they will be dispatching fewer specially trained election observers this year as a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. The reduction is likely to diminish the department’s ability to detect voter intimidation and other potential problems at the polls. It comes as more than a dozen states have adopted new voting and registration rules, and as Republican candidate Donald Trump warns without evidence that the Nov. 8 election will be rigged and exhorts his followers to be vigilant against unspecified fraud. “It’s cause for...
  • HSBC avoided US money laundering charges because of 'market risk' fears

    07/12/2016 5:46:32 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 25 replies
    bbc ^ | 7/12 | bbc
    US officials refused to prosecute HSBC for money laundering in 2012 because of concerns within the Department of Justice that it would cause a "global financial disaster", a report says. A US Congressional report revealed UK officials, including Chancellor George Osborne, added to pressure by warning the US it could lead to market turmoil. The report alleges the UK "hampered" the probe and "influenced" the outcome. HSBC was accused of letting drug cartels use US banks to launder funds.
  • Kathryn Ruemmler asks not to be considered to succeed Holder, White House confirms

    10/24/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2014 | By Juliet Eilperin
    Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told President Obama this week he should take her name out of consideration for the post of attorney general, White House officials confirmed Friday. “We can confirm the president asked Kathy to consider this, and she was among those the president had been looking at,” said a White House official who asked for anonymity in a written statement, referring to the search to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder. “Kathy took this step this week on her own volition—as she always has done, putting the president and the administration first.” The Associated Press first...
  • FBI, DOJ roiled by Comey, Lynch decision to let Clinton slide by on emails, says insider

    10/12/2016 9:57:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct. 13, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman, Adam Housley
    The decision to let Hillary Clinton off the hook for mishandling classified information has roiled the FBI and Department of Justice, with one person closely involved in the year-long probe telling that career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously believed the Democratic presidential nominee should have been charged. The source, who spoke to on the condition of anonymity, said FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the Attorney General’s office that the former secretary of state be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and disgusted. More than 100...
  • FBI, DOJ roiled by Comey, Lynch decision to let Clinton slide by on emails, says insider

    10/12/2016 12:31:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 129 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman, Adam Housley
    The decision to let Hillary Clinton off the hook for mishandling classified information has roiled the FBI and Department of Justice, with one person closely involved in the year-long probe telling that career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously believed the Democratic presidential nominee should have been charged. The source, who spoke to on the condition of anonymity, said FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the Attorney General’s office that the former secretary of state be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and disgusted. More than 100...
  • A Contrast of Justice: Sheriff Joe won’t get the Hillary Treatment

    10/12/2016 5:08:08 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2016 | James Longstreet
    The Department of Justice is taking Sheriff Joe Arpaio to court.  He will be asked to provide computers and hard drives.  He will be accused of breaking the law for attempting to enforce a law, a federal law. He is going to court because he was instructed by authorities to not enforce or attempt to enforce federal law.  From “Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will pursue a criminal-contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for defying orders to halt the immigration-enforcement operations ….” “Arpaio’s charge stems from a December 2011 federal-court order that barred his agency from enforcing federal immigration...
  • WikiLeaks Release Shows Clinton Campaign Spokesman “Informed by DOJ Folks”

    10/12/2016 4:31:56 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 11, 2016 | Sundance
    On May 19th 2015 Clinton’s campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, wrote an email containing: (Via WikiLeaks) […] DOJ folks inform me there is a status hearing in this case this morning, > so we could have a window into the judge’s thinking about this proposed > production schedule as quickly as today. The issue is not necessarily the content of the information inasmuch as the documented evidence the DOJ was in direct communication with the Clinton campaign about the status of email litigation matters. The inappropriate contact is the issue, not the content of the inappropriate contact. The appearance of the...
  • Trump Camp: ‘Unbelievable’ Level of Collusion between Clinton and DOJ on Email Investigation

    10/11/2016 12:49:32 PM PDT · by maggief · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Donald Trump reacted to news that Hillary Clinton’s campaign communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the department’s investigation and litigation into her use of a private email server, which was recently revealed by WikiLeaks. “Wow. Unbelievable,” Trump posted on Twitter after an email revealed Clinton’s spokesman Brian Fallon communicating with the DOJ in May. (snip) Trump’s campaign also released a statement reacting to the email. Trump’s senior communications advisor Jason Miller stated: Today’s report that Clinton’s campaign was in communication with the Obama Department of Justice on the email investigation shows a level of collusion which calls into...
  • Clinton camp appeared to have contacts with DOJ on email case

    10/11/2016 11:45:26 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/16 | Julian Hattem
    An official within Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign appeared to have discussions with sources inside the Department of Justice (DOJ) about ongoing open records lawsuits regarding the former secretary of State’s emails, according to an email released on Tuesday. In an email from May 2015, Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said that “DOJ folks” had “inform[ed]” him about an upcoming status conference in one of the lawsuits regarding Clinton’s private email setup.
  • Emails show DOJ coordinated with Clinton campaign

    10/11/2016 11:37:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Emails published Tuesday by WikiLeaks suggest the Justice Department communicated with Hillary Clinton's campaign as the administration scrambled to deal with the fallout from her use of a private server. Brian Fallon, Clinton's campaign spokesman and a Justice Department alum, wrote in May 2015 that "DOJ folks" had tipped him off to an upcoming status hearing in a high-profile lawsuit that threatened to expose Clinton's 30,000 work-related emails to the public.
  • Rudy Giuliani – I Could Convict Crooked Hillary on 26 Counts

    10/10/2016 7:34:04 PM PDT · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Still Report ^ | 10/10/2016 | Bill Still
    Rudy Giuliani – I Could Convict Crooked Hillary on 26 Counts After last night’s debate, Rudy Giuliani appeared on Sean Hannity’s after-debate show. He said that Donald Trump delivered one of the biggest knockouts in presidential debate history, and that if he were the Attorney General he could prosecute Hillary Clinton on violations of 26 different criminal statutes.
  • DOJ Awards $9.4 Million to Prevent Gender Bias in Policing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

    10/07/2016 11:12:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 6, 2016 | 3:48 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday that the Justice Department has awarded a total of nine grants worth $9.4 million to national and local groups to implement “the department’s Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.” […] According to the DOJ’s guidance, “Gender bias, whether explicit or implicit, conscious or unconscious, may include police officers misclassifying or underreporting sexual assault or domestic violence cases, or inappropriately concluding that sexual assault cases are unfounded; failing to test sexual assault kits; interrogating rather than interviewing victims and witnesses; treating domestic violence...
  • DOJ: Criminal Background Checks, Citizenship Requirements Barriers to Police-Force Diversity

    10/06/2016 5:26:38 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 5, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    ( – The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive report Wednesday examining law enforcement hiring, recruitment, and retention policies with the aim of increasing diversity in police departments. The report--"Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement"--highlighted barriers to diversity within police departments, such as “the use of criminal background checks” which the researchers found “is likely to disproportionately impact racial minority applicants.” The report also found that U.S. citizenship requirements “may prevent a considerable number of racial and ethnic minorities – many of whom have valuable foreign language skills – from being hired by...
  • Did DoJ drop charges against arms dealer who could sink Clinton?

    10/05/2016 11:27:02 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The Department of Justice is dropping charges against an arms dealer who says he can expose Hillary Clinton's role in illegally arming terrorists in Libya. American Marc Turi had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels at a time when it was illegal to do so. An associate of Turi claims that the DoJ was dropping the charges because the revelations about Clinton's Libya policies would sink her campaign.
  • Please Tell Me These FBI/DOJ ‘Side Deals’ with Clinton E-Mail Suspects Didn’t Happen

    10/04/2016 5:27:19 PM PDT · by randita · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/4/16 | Andrew McCarthy
    Please Tell Me These FBI/DOJ ‘Side Deals’ with Clinton E-Mail Suspects Didn’t Happen The ‘side deals’ are further evidence of a highly politicized Obama Department of Justice. By Andrew C. McCarthy— October 4, 2016 Just when you think it can’t get any worse . . . According to House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), the immunity agreements struck by the Justice Department with Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, two top subjects of the FBI’s Clinton e-mail investigation, included “side agreements.” Pursuant to these side agreements, it was stipulated that (a) the FBI would not scrutinize any documents dated...
  • Obama DOJ drops charges against alleged provider of Libyan weapons

    10/04/2016 3:18:34 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 25 replies
    Drudgereport ^ | October 4, 2016 | Drudge
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  • Malkin: Stop Obama's War On Watchdogs

    10/20/2015 6:31:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 21, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    In the sadistic era of fraudulent Hope and Change, inspectors general inside the federal government have been kicked, neutered and starved of the authority and information they need to do their jobs. It's transparently clear: President Obama loathes and fears independent watchdogs. Accountability is an empty talking point without whistleblower protection and investigative autonomy. That is why Capitol Hill must do everything in its power to stop the White House war on the public's ombudsmen. Federal inspector generals across dozens of agencies are begging lawmakers to grant them access to public records as guaranteed by the 1978 Inspector General Act....
  • Inspector General report: Administration slow walked record requests; attacked Judicial Watch

    10/02/2016 8:17:54 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2016 | Rick Moran
    According to a report by the inspector general of the General Services Administration, Obama administration political operatives continuously slow walked open records requests and punished the legal group Judicial Watch for their activism. Judicial Watch has several FOIA lawsuits against the administration and in every case, the administration sought to delay complying with the requests, even going so far as to overcharge the group for fees related to the searches.
  • Weekly Update: Clinton Scandal Update

    10/01/2016 10:41:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 30, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Clinton Scandal UpdateThe State Department Continues Dragging Its Feet Court Rejects Claim of Racial Distinctions in the Natural Texture of Hair Clinton Scandal Update Hillary Clinton’s use of an email server in the basement of her home while she was secretary of state will leave a permanent stain on our system of justice and on the public’s trust in government. This became abundantly clear during our “Clinton Scandal Update – Emails and the Clinton Foundation” symposium held here in Washington on September 29, 2016. The full video is available here – and is well worth watching and sharing. Chris Farrell,...
  • Was the Fix in on FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton’s Emails?

    09/30/2016 11:17:52 AM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    AIM ^ | September 30, 2016 | Roger Aronoff
    The more that details about the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices come to light, the more their efforts appear to have been a sham designed to exonerate her of wrongdoing from the very beginning. As we wrote, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) failure to indict Hillary, based on the recommendation of FBI Director James Comey, has moved the United States closer to banana republic status. The Clinton family’s ongoing corruption and Hillary Clinton’s pay-to-play as secretary of state have also created a precedent which could encourage other politicians to enrich themselves at the expense of the integrity of...
  • Comey: DOJ Prosecutors Granted Clinton Attorney Cheryl Mills Immunity, Not The FBI

    09/29/2016 5:42:33 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 28, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey revealed it wasn't the FBI that granted longtime Clinton aide and attorney Cheryl Mills immunity during the criminal investigation of Secretary Clinton's private email server. Instead, it was granted by prosecutors at the Department of Justice. "Who authorized granting Cheryl Mills immunity?" Rep. John Sensenbrenner asked. "It's a decision made by the Department of Justice, I don't know at what level inside," Comey responded. "In our investigations, any kind of immunity comes from the prosecutors, not the investigators."
  • Names Of DOJ Attorneys Who 'Misled' Judge In Immigration Case Scrubbed From Court Doc

    09/28/2016 6:38:21 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/28/2016 | Jessica Karmasek
    The U.S. Department of Justice won’t release the names of attorneys whose conduct in a high-profile immigration case was called “unseemly and unprofessional” by a federal judge, or whether those attorneys will face internal disciplinary action. The DOJ says it “emphatically” disagrees with Judge Andrew Hanen’s May order in State of Texas, et al. v. United States of America, et al., in which he wrote that he was “disappointed” that the court even had to address the subject of lawyer behavior when it has “many more pressing matters on its docket.” Hanen concluded that DOJ attorneys “effectively misled” the plaintiff...
  • Senior National Security Official To Leave Justice Department

    09/27/2016 12:15:54 PM PDT · by tekrat · 14 replies
    One America News Network ^ | 6/27/2016 | Dustin Volz
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior U.S. Justice Department official who oversaw efforts to prosecute Islamic State sympathizers and pursue cyber criminals is leaving the Obama administration next month, he told Reuters on Tuesday. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, chief of the national security division at the Justice Department, is departing on Oct. 15, less than a month before the U.S. presidential election. Carlin, 43, confirmed his departure, expected to be announced later on Tuesday, in an interview with Reuters.
  • The Mark of Soros: Charlotte, North Carolina

    09/25/2016 10:27:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Tomorrow night we’ll see the much-awaited matchup one-on-one “debate” between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Her staff is working with the debate commission to erase height and stamina advantages of her opponent. They asked that the debate be by seated opponents which was refused as was their effort to allow her to stand on a hidden stool. Her podium will be lowered though so when the camera sweeps from candidate to candidate viewers might not notice he is considerably taller than she. Outside of the debate hall in Charlotte, North Carolina, another drama is taking place. Apparently "Black Lives Matters"...
  • SEND 'EM BACK: DOJ Sends Same Unit to Charlotte That Helped Ferguson, Baltimore Rioters Organize

    09/22/2016 1:08:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 22, 2016 | David Steinberg
    In moments of social unrest featuring violence and crime, one would expect the only proper role of the taxpayer-funded federal government is to quash the disturbance. However, a unit of progressive attorneys within the Department of Justice has been at the center of every significant riot during the Obama administration, and this unit -- the Community Relations Service, or CRS -- was not at those scenes to protect the safety of all citizens. In fact, the CRS was caught encouraging the chaos. Not only did CRS side only with the protesters and not with law enforcement, they actively facilitated...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Political Correctness Starts at DOJ HQ, Not FBI

    09/22/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, joined human-rights attorney and former State Department official David Tafuri to discuss the Chelsea bombing. Gorka said that from his travel records, we now know that bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami visited Quetta, “the hotbed of Salafi jihadism,” and home base of the Afghan Taliban’s leadership, the Quetta Shura. ... The director of the FBI himself has said there are 900 cases they’re investigating that are linked to ISIS alone, in every state of the union. That’s a huge labor-intensive exercise,” he noted. “Secondly, we have seen that...
  • Why You Can Expect To See More Violence In Schools This Year

    09/18/2016 10:37:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Sep. 15, 2016 | Joy Pullmann
    Two years ago I chased down a single dad whose son attended schools in the same district as the infamous Missourian Michael Brown. Sixty-six-year-old Paul Davis, a cab driver and son of Mississippi sharecroppers, decided to pay $1,500 in rent atop his mortgage just to get his son Robert out of some of the nation’s most violent schools by establishing residency in a better school district. Davis told me about the time in fifth grade other black boys had held Robert down until he peed on himself; the time bullies stole his book bag; the many times they attacked Robert—in...
  • US DoJ hits Deutsche Bank with record $14bn fine

    09/17/2016 6:43:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 17 Sep 2016 08:55 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    US authorities are targeting Deutsche Bank for a record $14 billion fine, mark(ing) the latest blow to Germany’s biggest lender, which since the 2008 financial crisis has run a gauntlet of setbacks. The weighty demand from the Department of Justice (DoJ) comes after Deutsche has already paid out billions in fines over interest-rate fixing and sanctions violations, and as it battles through some 8,000 ongoing legal cases and a painful restructuring. […] Deutsche Bank is among several major financial institutions accused by US authorities of misleading investors about the values and quality of complex mortgage-backed securities sold before the 2008...
  • How Obama's legacy could be tarnished by Hillary's scandals

    09/15/2016 3:28:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2016 | Myra Adams
    Last Oct. 15, I raised this "iconic" Watergate-themed question in a piece heheadlined: "What Does Obama Know about the Clinton E-mail and Foundation Scandals, and When Did He Know It?" Subsequently, over the last year, as more Clinton corruption and scandals have come to light, Obama remains largely untouched, floating above the fray. How is it that Obama has not been connected to or tarnished by Clinton's various scandals? Why doesn't Obama bear any blame for his Justice Department's controversial decision not to indict his former Secretary of State? Was Obama blind to the millions of foreign government donations pouring...
  • DOJ Study Finds "Real And Nearly Unprecedented" Spike In Homicides Around U.S.

    09/11/2016 6:06:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/11/16 | tyler durden
    We have frequently written about rising violent crime around the U.S. with an emphasis on the soaring homicides in Chicago which are up nearly 50% YoY (see recent posts here and here). Now it seems as though others in the mainstream media are starting to take notice. The New York Times recently compiled data from around the country and found there were nearly 6,700 homicides reported in the 100 largest cities in 2015, a YoY increase of 950 or roughly 17%, with nearly half of the rise — 480 of the 950 — coming from seven cities. Their study is...
  • Obama administration orders ND pipeline construction to stop

    09/09/2016 2:42:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 9, 2016 | Devin Henry
    The Obama administration said it would not authorize construction on a critical stretch of the Dakota Access pipeline, handing a significant victory to the Indian tribe fighting the project the same day the group lost a court battle. The administration said construction would halt until it can do more environmental assessments. The Department of Justice, the Army and the Interior Department jointly announced that construction would pause on the pipeline near North Dakota's Lake Oahe, a major water source on the Missouri River for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The agencies will now decide whether they need to reconsider permitting...
  • Shapiro: Hillary's email scandal takes down the FBI

    09/07/2016 2:53:34 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Sep 7, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Shapiro: Hillary's email scandal takes down the FBI By: Ben Shapiro | September 07, 2016 For months Americans wondered whether the FBI, led by Director James Comey, would take down the most corrupt woman in the history of American politics, Hillary Clinton. As it turns out, Hillary Clinton took down the FBI. According to new documents from the FBI's investigation of Clinton, the agency was fully aware that Clinton lied when she said she set up a private server in order to utilize one Blackberry device -- she used 13 mobile devices and two phone numbers. The FBI knew that...
  • Apple, Google Back Microsoft Over ‘Sneak-and-Peek’ Searches (link Only due to copyright issues)

    09/06/2016 10:55:35 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    Bloomberg | September 6, 2016 | By Kartikay Mehrotra and Diana Bass
    Apple, Amazon, Google, Energy companies, and Airlines, and others back Microsoft in battle with government overreach. Link only due to copy right issues: Apple, Google Back Microsoft Over ‘Sneak-and-Peek’
  • DOJ to Unbelievably Refile Charges Against Bob McDonnell After SCOTUS Unanimous Exoneration

    09/06/2016 5:21:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | September 6, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    If you had any doubt whether or not Obama’s politicized DOJ was deliberately targeting conservative elected officials, this should confirm your suspicions. The US Supreme Court overturned a convictionin June against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for bribery. This was extremely significant, because the decisionwas unanimous — even all the liberal justices on the court agreed the criminal charges were a sham. Writing the opinion for the court, Chief Justice Roberts saidthe prosecutors had taken an overly broad interpretation of federal bribery law, and that if the court had allowed the conviction to stand, it would have made it extremely...
  • Two long standing crime reporting programs.. then all of a sudden something happened to NCVS..

    09/01/2016 8:45:45 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 12 replies
    Bureau of Justice Statistics | Sept. 1, 2016
    "The U.S. Department of Justice administers two statistical programs to measure the magnitude, nature, and impact of crime in the nation: the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)" I think there's still a NCVS but where's that data? Table 42 in particular. I wish I knew what happened. Golly gee.
  • ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ kept racially profiling Latinos, now faces criminal prosecution

    08/29/2016 6:58:46 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 54 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 29, 2016 | Amy B Wang
    A darling of the far right and a longtime adversary of civil-rights groups and immigration activists, “America’s toughest sheriff” will soon face Justice Department lawyers in Washington in a years-long legal saga over whether he intentionally defied federal orders to stop racially profiling Latinos. A special section of the Justice Department — dedicated to investigating corruption in publicly elected offices — will decide whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should face criminal contempt-of-court charges, according to a ruling filed in U.S. District Court on Friday. The decision followed several other blows for the Arizona sheriff in the protracted case. In...
  • DOJ: Firing Migrant Workers With Expired Employment Forms Is Discrimination

    08/28/2016 10:43:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | August 28, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Mariana Barillas dug this up at The Washington Examiner. Apparently, it’s discriminatory to fire migrant workers with expired papers. Moreover, Barillas added that the Department of Justice feels that to ask migrant workers for more work authorization forms could constitute a violation of a provision within the Immigration and Nationality Act that says employers cannot give excessive demands: The Justice Department released a video this week encouraging companies not to terminate immigrants after their employment authorization expires, and indicated that doing so is a form of discrimination. […]The video then tells viewers that the federal government has extended employment authorization...
  • DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

    08/27/2016 9:36:21 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 18 replies
    AP ^ | August 25, 2016 | GENE JOHNSON
    Federal prosecutors say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq War cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 — about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud in 2014.
  • Justice Department will probe metro Phoenix sheriff Arpaio

    08/27/2016 7:00:39 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/26/16 | Walter Berry
    PHOENIX (AP) -- The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts of interest, according to a court filing made public. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Arizona said in its brief filing Friday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix that the case has been assigned to the Justice Department's criminal division, public integrity section. The filing cited "existing conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest pertaining to the matter" for Arizona's federal prosecutors, but...
  • Obama's DOJ Warns Louisiana "You Better Not Be Racist Down There" Like You Were During Katrina

    08/22/2016 11:11:31 AM PDT · by amorphous · 38 replies
    ZeroHedge.Com ^ | 22 August 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Last week Obama took a lot of heat for playing golf with Larry David and attending lavish Hillary fundraisers instead of taking the time to visit Louisiana (see our post "Does Obama Care About Black People? Louisiana Asks The President To Cut Vacation Short"). But, it turns out Obama did do something, his DOJ sent Louisiana a 16-page "guidance" letter warning officials not to be racist in their recovery efforts. According to Breitbart, the "guidance" has struck a nerve with Louisiana residents including Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness who is currently running for U.S. Senate: “The U.S. Department of...
  • Maness Demands Obama Apologize to Louisianans for DOJ Flood Response Memo Implying They Are Racist

    08/21/2016 10:25:45 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, called on President Obama to apologize to residents of Louisiana for a 16-page “guidance” sent out last week by his Department of Justice that cautioned Louisianans not to be racist in hiring people to help them clean up after the recent floods that killed 13 and forced more than 30,000 to abandon their homes. “We’re insulted by the President of the United States and his Department of Justice, and he ought to issue a retraction of that [guidance] to all the good people of Louisiana,”...