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  • War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod 'had to...

    06/03/2012 11:29:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod 'had to be separated' Eric Holder, Barack Obama's attorney general and David Axelrod, his top political adviser had to be separated after squaring up during a furious row over attempts to impose White House operatives in the justice department. By Jon Swaine, Washington 6:22PM BST 03 Jun 2012 Eric Holder, who heads Mr Obama's justice department, is said to have become "incensed" after being accused by David Axelrod of complaining publicly about political interference in his office. "That's bull****," Mr Holder said in a confrontation...
  • Book Excerpt: Ex-Ferguson Police Chief Defends Michael Brown Shooting (short - Yahoo FAIL)

    08/01/2017 4:45:07 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 19 replies
    Yahoo "News" and Newsweek (Newsweak) ^ | NewsweekAugust 1, 2017 | Thomas Jackson
    (snip) The DOJ report, though, needs to be discussed right here. Attorney General Eric Holder of the Department of Justice first arrived in Ferguson eleven days after the shooting. He spoke with Michael Brown’s mother. He talked of his own experiences with prejudice. He stated publicly that his pledge included, as opposed to simple justice, “robust action,” and he stated that “long after the events of August 9 have receded from the headlines, the Justice Department will continue to stand with this community.” The things he said and did added up to a tacit confirmation of the public fear that...
  • Ominous Eric Holder tweet (my title since tweets don't have titles)

    07/01/2017 7:37:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | 30 June 2017 | Eric Holder
    To the career men & women at DOJ/FBI: your actions and integrity will be unfairly questioned. Be prepared, be strong. Duty. Honor. Country. ___ Eric Holer 30 June 2017
  • Eric Holder joins the anti-Trump resistance — and mulls a presidential campaign of his own

    06/20/2017 11:04:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 20, 2017 | Andrew Romano
    More than two years after leaving the Obama administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder is reentering the political fray. His goal: to lead the legal resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda — and perhaps even run against the president in 2020.[snip]“Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” Holder told Yahoo News in an exclusive interview about his plans. “But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general. There’s a justified perception that I’m close to President Obama. So I want to use whatever skills I...
  • Holder mulling 2020 bid

    06/20/2017 10:59:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 20, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Former Attorney General Eric Holding is poised to take a more active role in opposing President Trump, telling Yahoo News in an interview published Tuesday that "now is the time to be more visible" — including weighting a 2020 presidential bid. “Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” said Holder, who served for six years in the Obama administration. “But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general." "There’s a justified perception that I’m close to President Obama. So I want to use whatever...
  • New U.S. Justice Dept. Policy May Affect Community Service Payments in MARPOL Plea Agreements

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

    06/07/2017 8:11:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 7,2017
    The Justice Department announced Wednesday it will no longer allow prosecutors to strike settlement agreements with big companies directing them to make payouts to outside groups, ending an Obama-era practice that Republicans decried as a “slush fund” that padded the accounts of liberal interest groups. In a memo sent to 94 U.S. attorneys' offices early Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would end the practice that allowed companies to meet settlement burdens by giving money to groups that were neither victims nor parties to the case. Sessions said the money should, instead, go to the Treasury Department or victims....
  • New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case [politicizing justice and lib. bias not new]

    06/10/2017 4:48:45 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 11 replies
    wikipedia.org ^ | wikipedia.org | wikipedia.org
    Following their decision to narrow the scope of the case to an injunction against Minister King Shabazz, a spokesman for the Department of Justice stated that "Claims were dismissed against the other defendants based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law."[3] The Department of Justice also stated that the "facts and the law did not support pursuing the claims against three of the defendants", and that "As a result, the department dismissed those claims."[16] Questions about the validity of this explanation have served as the basis for subsequent controversy over the case, which has been investigated by...
  • Nets Ignore Oversight Report Showing Holder Impeded Fast and Furious Investigation

    06/08/2017 11:01:49 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 06/08/2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    While the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) spent Wednesday focusing on a Senate hearing they were hoping would implicate President Trump in obstruction of justice, they ignored a House Oversight Committee report that showed President Obama’s administration did just that. “An absolutely blistering report tonight out saying the Obama administration in general and former Attorney General Eric Holder in particular repeatedly lied to the family of a slain Border Patrol officer about the weapons used in his death, and stonewalled efforts to get at the truth,” announced Fox News’ Bret Baier on Special Report. {..snip..}
  • 'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told

    02/28/2014 8:12:32 AM PST · by mgist · 8 replies
    City Watch ^ | 2/28/14 | Jackson
    'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told CRIME POLITICS-US media are celebrating the arrest of alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, whose Sinaloa Cartel is thought to be the most powerful trafficker in the world and "a main combatant in a spasm of violence that has left tens of thousands dead in Mexico" (New York Times, 2/22/14). US Attorney General Eric Holder called the arrest a "landmark achievement": "The criminal activity Guzman allegedly directed contributed to the death and destruction of millions of lives across the globe through drug addiction, violence and corruption." But...
  • Oversight Committee to Revisit Operation Fast and Furious

    06/06/2017 10:31:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee, chaired by outgoing Congressman Jason Chaffetz, will hold a hearing re-examining Operation Fast and Furious and the Obama administration's handling of the scandal. The goals of the hearing are to "identify what the new officials at the Department of Justice can learn from the mistakes made by their predecessors in responding to Congress's inquiry" and "to understand the effect of the Justice Department's obstruction on these witnesses." As a refresher, Operation Fast and Furious was a program implemented under the Obama Justice Department (headed by Attorney General Eric Holder) and the Bureau of...
  • *New* Fast and Furious secrets from government emails

    06/07/2017 8:45:02 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 06-07-2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Six years late, we have new insight into the government’s secretive Fast and Furious operation in which federal agents purposely let thousands of assault rifles and other weapons be trafficked from the U.S. to Mexican drug cartels, where they were used in many murders and other crimes.
  • Eric Holder Accused of Cover-up in Scathing New House Oversight Committee Report

    06/07/2017 8:45:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Politistick ^ | 06/07/2017 | The Politistick Team
    The House Oversight Committee released a scathing report Wednesday that accuses former Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice of covering up Operation Fast and Furious and misleading Congress’ investigation into the botched gun-running operation. The nearly 300-page report states that the Justice Department under Holder actively tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry – seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers — and at times being openly hostile to them. {..snip..}
  • Fast and Furious report slams Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal

    06/07/2017 8:53:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 07, 2017 | William LaJeunesse and Andrew O’Reilly
    The House Oversight Committee released a scathing report Wednesday that accuses former Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice of covering up Operation Fast and Furious and misleading Congress’ investigation into the botched gun-running operation. The nearly 300-page report states that the Justice Department under Holder actively tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry — seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers — and at times being openly hostile to them. […] The report also says that Holder’s Justice Department stonewalled inquiries from Sen....
  • Alien Invasion: Thousands of Foreigners Registered to Vote (and Voting) in Virginia

    05/30/2017 10:17:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 30, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Some inside the Beltway are in a froth about foreign influence in our elections. Yet I’ll wager they won’t say a word about real foreign influence in elections -- even when actual evidence exists. A new report released today documents that in Virginia alone, 5,556 voter registrations were cancelled because of citizenship defects. Many of those cancelled had gotten on the voter rolls despite saying on their voter registration form that they were an alien and not eligible to vote . Voter history records also show that many thousands of ballots were cast by registrants removed for citizenship defects...
  • Eric Holder: AG Jeff Sessions’ policy is ‘dumb on crime’

    05/12/2017 10:22:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder slammed the current leader of the Justice Department’s decision to roll back policies he had implemented as part of a broader effort to reform the criminal justice system. Calling Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new sentencing and charging memo “unwise” and “ill-informed,” Mr. Holder said the change in policy “is not tough on crime. It is dumb on crime.” In a statement on the new policy, announced Friday, Mr. Holder said the decision “ignores a rare bipartisan political consensus that has formed around sentencing reform effort and will take this nation back to a discredited past.”
  • California Wants To Give More Money To Eric Holder To Fight Trump

    05/05/2017 5:38:08 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 5-5-2017
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra apparently doesn’t think that $858 million is nearly enough taxpayer money to fight the Trump administration. That is precisely the amount that California’s state budget proposal, laid out by Governor Jerry Brown in January, allocated to Becerra’s Justice Department but in testimony before the Senate Budget committee yesterday Becerra said he needs even more to attract and keep qualified lawyers to defend the state. Per The Hill: “No one anticipated the extent to which federal executive actions would impact the people of California and the Department of Justice. Who knew that the federal government would...
  • Holder: Trump's election fraud claims are laying foundation for voter suppression

    04/27/2017 11:02:36 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday tore into President Trump's claims of rampant voter fraud, saying the allegations have laid a foundation for voter suppression and more restrictive voter identification laws. "The vote fraud mantra is said so often — it’s almost said robotically — that some people have unthinkingly begun to believe that the issue is real," Holder said at a National Action Network conference in New York City. "And with recent claims by Mr. Trump of ‘rigged elections’ based on fraud, again without any proof, save the bluster of the candidate, this mistaken belief in voter fraud...
  • Attkisson v. Eric Holder, Department of Justice, et al

    04/14/2017 12:00:11 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 18 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | April 2, 2017 | 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.
  • 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...