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  • Eric Holder: AG Jeff Sessions’ policy is ‘dumb on crime’

    05/12/2017 10:22:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 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...
  • Attkisson v. Eric Holder, Department of Justice, et al

    04/03/2017 2:53:36 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | 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...
  • Obama-Backed Group Appears at Democracy Alliance Donor Strategy Summit

    03/25/2017 8:01:06 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 25, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Former president working with Eric Holder to focus on redistricting efforts A group backed by former President Barack Obama participated at a D.C. gathering of deep-pocketed progressive donors strategizing to "restore progressive government" and to ensure fair redistricting in upcoming years. The gathering, hosted by the dark money Democracy Alliance network, is part of the network's spring investment conference and national donor summit held in D.C to plot resistance against President Trump and Republicans. The summit consists of numerous panels and discussions with key Democratic groups and players. Kelly Ward, the executive director of the Obama-linked National Democratic Redistricting Committee...
  • IRS FAST-TRACKED SATANISTS FOR NON-PROFIT STATUS

    03/20/2017 7:42:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 20, 2017 | Rodney Pelletier
    A new investigation shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) gave preferential treatment in 2014 to a satanic organization by quickly approving a non-profit request. Judicial Watch, a government watchdog organization, released a report on March 16, exposing how the IRS fast-tracked an application to approve a satanist-after-school club while holding up the approval of conservative organizations. The report notes the Satanic Temple (ST) of Seattle, also called the Reason Alliance, applied for tax-exempt status on October 21, 2014 and received it 10 days later on October 31 — the satanic feast of Samhain. The group, based in Somerville, Massachusetts, started...
  • Obama lawyers move fast to join fight against Trump

    03/13/2017 10:59:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2017 | By Lawrence Hurley
    When Johnathan Smith resigned from the U.S. Justice Department on Inauguration Day, he looked forward to spending time with his infant son, but that plan unraveled a week later when President Donald Trump unveiled his explosive foreign travel ban. Within two weeks, Smith had a new job as legal director of civil rights group Muslim Advocates and was drafting briefs for a successful court challenge to the ban, joining other former top Obama administration lawyers now fighting Trump. It is not surprising that Smith and some of his colleagues, political appointees of Democratic President Barack Obama, would leave the Justice...
  • Obama to replace U.S. Attorneys

    03/12/2017 9:27:55 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/15/09 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    President Barack Obama plans to replace a "batch" of U.S. Attorneys in the next few weeks and more prosecutors thereafter, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. "I expect that we’ll have an announcement in the next couple of weeks with regard to our first batch of U.S attorneys," Holder said Thursday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing which stretched out over most of the day due to breaks for members' votes. "One of the things that we didn’t want to do was to disrupt the continuity of the offices and pull people out of positions where we thought there might...
  • 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: A Special Counsel Might Be Appropriate… To Investigate Eric Holder And Loretta Lynch

    03/09/2017 9:59:02 PM PST · by TBP · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | March 9, 2017 | streiff
    After some intial discussion about marijuana legalization, Hewitt tosses this in from what seems, at least to me, left field: HEWITT: Now let me switch to the Department itself, Mr. Attorney General. It had a bad eight years. I’m a proud veteran of the Department of Justice, as you are. But the IRS case, the Fast and Furious case, Secretary Clinton’s server, the Department of Justice came under great criticism. How about an outside counsel, not connected to politics, to review the DOJ’s actions in those matters with authority to bring charges if underlying crimes are uncovered in the course...
  • 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...
  • Holder Admits to Coup Led By Obama

    03/05/2017 3:59:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/3/17 | The Common Sense Show
    Freeing America One Enslaved Mind At A Time
  • What’s Up With All the Squirrels In The Swamp?

    03/03/2017 6:52:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-3-2017 | MOTUS
    Trump delivers a killer speech, the Dow breaks 21k, unemployment is down, consumer confidence is up, the Dems trash war hero’s wife…oh look! A squirrel!And his little Russian spy friends: In yet another case of projectionism the Dems again accuse their opponents of things they themselves have done: illegally conspiring with the Russians. Some even demand that AG Jeff Sessions be thrown in jail. I don’t remember any of them being very concerned with justice when AG Eric Holder was found to be in criminal contempt of Congress.But frankly I’m already tired of their Russian squirrel so from now on...
  • 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,...
  • Brace yourself: Obama 'ready to roll' into public eye(BARF!)

    03/01/2017 8:33:15 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/1/2017 | unkinown
    Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. Holder said he’s been talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder to chair last year. “It’s coming. He’s coming,” Holder said, speaking to reporters at a briefing for the new group. “And he’s ready to roll.”
  • Holder: Obama is 'ready to roll'

    03/01/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/28/17 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. Holder said he’s been talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder to chair last year. “It’s coming. He’s coming,” Holder said, speaking to reporters at a briefing for the new group. “And he’s ready to roll.” Throughout, Holder said, Obama “will be a more visible part of the effort.” Holder also predicted that the usual...
  • Obama’s [2013] attack against Fox News reporter James Rosen is a really, really big deal

    02/25/2017 12:48:40 PM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 29, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama’s attack against Fox News reporter James Rosen is a really, really big deal James Rosen is a law abiding reporter for Fox News. However, the Obama administration falsely labeled him as “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation when it applied for a warrant to read his emails.The New York Times wrote of this:With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible “co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news. Leak investigations usually focus...