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  • Sessions: DoJ Has Sent a Letter to 10 ‘Sanctuary Cities’ in Possible Violation of Immigration Law

    04/24/2017 3:11:07 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/24/2017 | Jeff Poor
    "Sessions reveals DOJ has sent letters to 10 'sanctuary cities' that the IG's office found were potentially in violation of deportation law" — FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 24, 2017 Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed he sent a letter to 10 cities functioning as so-called “sanctuary cities,” which may be in violation of federal law. Sessions warned a failure to respond to those letters could result in those cities losing their federal funding. “Last year, the Obama administration sent out notices that people had to comply with this cooperative language in...
  • Trump can’t ‘intimidate’ California in sanctuary crackdown, state’s top cop says

    04/22/2017 7:18:01 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angela Hart
    The U.S. Department of Justice signaled its intent Friday to follow through on a widespread immigration crackdown promised by President Donald Trump, warning “sanctuary” jurisdictions across the nation, including California, that the federal government would withhold law enforcement funds if they don’t cooperate with immigration authorities. In California, Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a strong rebuke to the demand letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
  • Statement from California Senate Leader on U.S. Attorney General Request

    04/21/2017 4:43:17 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 101 replies
    California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León ^ | April 21, 2017 | California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León
    SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), released the following statement responding to letters sent by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session to the state of California, and other cities and counties, regarding compliance with immigration law enforcement. Attached is a recent letter from legal counsel for the California State Legislature on the same matter. “It has become abundantly clear that Attorney General Sessions and the Trump Administration are basing their law enforcement policies on principles of white supremacy – not American values. Their constant and systematic targeting of diverse cities and states goes beyond constitutional...
  • How Federal Agencies Keep Americans in the Dark About Crime Statistics

    04/17/2017 6:18:33 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Apr 2017 | Katie McHugh and Neil Munro
    The Department of Justice should keep the public informed about the results of former President Barack Obama’s decision to grant early releases to 1,715 convicts, says a former federal prosecutor. “What [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions Justice Department needs to do now is track the hundreds of fellows who got these pardons and commutations,” said former federal prosecutor Bill Otis. “With overall recidivism rates for drug offenses already being 77 percent, I think we have a pretty good idea, but [the public] should get specifics: How many of these guys re-offend; what’s the nature of the new crime; were there related violent...
  • State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With Foreign

    04/15/2017 6:46:26 AM PDT · by GregNH · 33 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | )3/29/2017 | Unknown
    A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents. The charges were announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary B. McCord for National Security, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips of the District of Columbia and Assistant Director in Charge Andrew W. Vale of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “Candace Marie Claiborne is a U.S....
  • Former Clinton State Dept Employee Arrested - Concealed Numerous Foreign Intelligence Contacts

    04/13/2017 10:15:38 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 34 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 04-13-2017 | Tim Brown
    I, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents, according to a federal complaint that was unsealed at the end of March. Ms. Claiborne began working as an Office Management Specialist for the Department of State in 1999. She has served overseas at a number of posts, including embassies and consulates in Baghdad, Iraq, Khartoum, Sudan, and Beijing and Shanghai, China. According to a statement by the Justice Department: As a condition of her employment, Claiborne maintains a Top Secret security clearance. Claiborne also is required to report any...
  • Jeff Sessions Will Actually Enforce Immigration Law — And It's About Time

    04/13/2017 4:13:49 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/12/2017 | Staff
    Illegal Immigration: President Trump's newly installed U.S. attorney general, former Sen. Jeff Sessions, is doing something unique for a top U.S. law official: He's actually enforcing immigration law. What a concept. On Tuesday of this week, Sessions highlighted a "get tough" strategy to curb illegal immigration as he visited the U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales, Ariz. Essentially, his plan boils down to this: If you commit a crime, and entering the U.S. illegally is a crime, you might just end up in court. Yes, we've heard the promises before, so we shouldn't be too surprised. But now the promises are actually...
  • Fast and Furious scandal: Suspected triggerman in border agent's murder arrested

    04/12/2017 5:10:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2017 | William Lajeunesse, Laura Prabucki
    EXCLUSIVE – The cartel member suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 with a gun supplied by the U.S. government was arrested in Mexico Wednesday, senior law enforcement, Border Patrol, and congressional sources told Fox News. The suspect, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, was apprehended by a joint U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force that included the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC). A $250,000 reward had been sought for information leading to the arrest of Osorio-Arellanes, who was captured at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and...
  • Former AG Lynch says Americans are clients of Justice Dept.

    04/07/2017 7:49:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2017 8:23 PM EDT
    Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is urging her successor to remember the American people are the Department of Justice’s clients, not the president or Congress. Lynch spoke Friday at a conference organized by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The forum is focusing on pressing issues facing blacks in America. […] … The first black woman to run the department, Lynch says she understands each administration has different priorities, adding how she wanted to open up the department to empower people. But she urges Attorney General Jeff Sessions to remember he’s responsible for the safety, wellbeing and health of all...
  • Firm behind "Dossier" Joined Lobbying Effort to Kill Pro-Whistleblower Sanctions on Kremlin

    04/04/2017 9:15:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | March 31, 2017
    WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking whether a suspected former Russian intelligence officer-turned U.S. lobbyist and the firm behind the unsubstantiated anti-Trump dossier should have registered as foreign agents for their efforts to bring down a U.S. law on behalf of the Kremlin. According to a complaint filed with the Justice Department, Fusion GPS, which was also involved in the creation of the unsubstantiated dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, was involved in the pro-Russia campaign to kill the Global Magnitsky Act around the same time. In 2012, President Obama signed into...
  • Sessions tells DOJ to revisit Obama-era agreements with local police departments

    04/04/2017 3:17:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 4, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to review reform agreements the Obama administration made with police departments across the country, in the latest move to boost law enforcement morale and independence. The new directive, as well as a bid to reconsider an agreement in Baltimore that former President Barack Obama's lawyers made, are signs the Trump administration is planning to scale back the number of investigations into law enforcement misconduct -- and revisit deals negotiated by the prior administration’s civil rights unit. Sessions' memo demands the Justice Department review all its prior police reform agreements “including collaborative...
  • Attkisson v. Eric Holder, Department of Justice, et al

    04/03/2017 2:53:36 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies ^ | April 2, 2017 | By Sharyl Attkisson
    Many of you have asked for the status of my computer intrusion lawsuit against the federal government. On March 19, 2017, a federal judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss my computer intrusion lawsuit, and transferred the case from Washington D.C. to the Eastern District of Virginia. Below are excerpts from the judge’s opinion, which provides a good summary. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MEMORANDUM OPINION, by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan As an investigative reporter for CBS News, Ms. Attkisson was responsible for investigating and reporting on national news stories. Between 2011 and 2013, she...
  • State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With

    03/31/2017 8:51:38 PM PDT · by PA Engineer · 100 replies
    Department of Justice (DOJ) ^ | March 29, 2017 | Office of Public Affairs
    State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With Foreign Agents A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents. The charges were announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary B. McCord for National Security, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips of the District of Columbia and Assistant Director in Charge Andrew W....
  • Time for the Trump DOJ to grant Flynn immunity

    03/31/2017 4:51:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-31-17 | DrJohn
    When the walls were closing in on hillary clinton, several of her staffers were subpoenaed to testify under oath. Five were granted immunity: Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, John Bentel, Bryan Pagliano and Paul Combetta. Some after an FBI interview and some before. Despite that, Combetta and Pagliano pleaded the Fifth and refused to testify. Now Michael Flynn seeks immunity in return for his testimony but the Senate Intelligence Committee has refused. The Senate Intelligence Committee has rejected Michael Flynn's request for immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, congressional sources told...
  • Sessions Puts Bite Into Trump’s Bark About Sanctuary Cities

    03/31/2017 12:45:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | March 31, 2017 | Ron Hosko
    This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions began to put some bite into the Trump administration's bark about so-called sanctuary cities. On Monday, the attorney general announced that to be eligible for Department of Justice grants, local jurisdictions will have to certify they comply with federal immigration law. Officials in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles – all sanctuary cities – have vowed to fight back, and legal challenges already have begun.These grants, used to fund training, equipment and other expenses, amount to more than $4 billion per year. But until now, local jurisdictions have been free to ignore immigration laws and...
  • DOJ, DHS blast California chief justice who accused immigration agents of ‘stalking’ illegals

    03/31/2017 10:34:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    California’s chief justice accused federal immigration agents of “stalking” illegal immigrants at the state’s courthouses, drawing a fierce rebuke this week from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, who said a top judge should know better than to throw around such a loaded term. The two Trump administration officials said it was “particularly troubling” for Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to botch the law so badly in using the term “stalking” to imply illegal activity, when in fact the agents were carrying out their sworn duties. “As you are aware, stalking has a specific legal...
  • DOJ to streamline deportation hearings for illegal immigrants in prison

    03/30/2017 2:08:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2017 | Adrea Noble
    The Justice Department intends to expand and modernize the way it conducts deportation proceedings for criminals so that illegal immigrants are deported immediately after they finish prison sentences, officials announced Thursday. Currently, illegal immigrants who complete prison sentences can spend months held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities as deportation hearings progress. The expansion of the department’s Institutional Hearing Program is meant to streamline the deportation process so that removal hearings occur while inmates are held in prison rather than after they are transferred to ICE facilities.
  • DEA Seized $4 Billion From People Since 2007. Most Were Never Charged with a Crime

    03/29/2017 8:02:15 PM PDT · by Ken H · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | March 29, 2017 | C.J. Ciaramella
    The Drug Enforcement Administration seized more than $4 billion in cash from people suspected of drug activity over the last decade, but $3.2 billion of those seizures were never connected to any criminal charges. A report by the Justice Department Inspector General released Wednesday found that the DEA's gargantuan amount of cash seizures often didn't relate to any ongoing criminal investigations, and 82 percent of seizures it reviewed ended up being settled administratively—that is, without any judicial review—raising civil liberties concerns. In total, the Inspector General reports the DEA seized $4.15 billion in cash since 2007, accounting for 80 percent...
  • 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....