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  • 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.
  • Justice Department Sued For Records About Lynch’s Tarmac Meeting With Clinton

    03/15/2017 4:43:13 PM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    dailycaller ^ | ETHAN BARTON
    Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Department of Justice for records related to the meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton while his wife was under an FBI investigation in the 2016 presidential campaign. The conservative nonprofit watchdog group filed the suit after the Justice Department failed to respond to a June 29, 2016, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking transcripts of the June 2016 meeting, communications regarding the encounter, and any references to the meeting in Lynch’s calendar. (EXCLUSIVE: Was Bill Clinton Plea Bargaining With The Attorney General?) “The infamous tarmac meeting...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Justice Department withdraws Obama-era challenge to Texas voter ID law

    02/27/2017 1:09:00 PM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Andrea Noble
    The Justice Department is reversing course in a long-running lawsuit over a Texas voter identification law — a significant shift under President Trump that comes four years after Obama administration lawyers joined civil rights groups in their challenge of the Texas law. The Justice Department on Monday informed attorneys for a civil rights group challenging the voter ID law that the government plans to file court papers to withdraw the DOJ’s discriminatory purpose claim. The move to dismiss its claim that the Texas law was adopted with a discriminatory purpose is not an outright withdrawal of the Justice Department from...
  • Byron York: Justice Department demolishes case against Trump order

    02/05/2017 8:11:52 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2017 | Byron York
    James Robart, the U.S. district judge in Washington State, offered little explanation for his decision to stop President Trump's executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terror-plagued countries. Robart simply declared his belief that Washington State, which in its lawsuit against Trump argued that the order is both illegal and unconstitutional, would likely win the case when it is tried. Beginning with the big picture, the Justice Department argued that Robart's restraining order violates the separation of powers, encroaches on the president's constitutional and legal authority in the areas of foreign affairs, national security, and immigration, and "second-guesses the...
  • African-American Religious Leaders Slam Sharpton, Endorse Sessions for Attorney General

    01/10/2017 7:05:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – A group of African-American religious leaders endorsed Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as the next U.S. attorney general and pushed back against Rev. Al Sharpton’s criticism of Sessions’ nomination. “Now allegations have been made that Senator Sessions is a racist; however, an examination of his record proves otherwise. As a U.S. attorney for the state of Alabama, he prosecuted Klansman Henry Francis Hays, as has been mentioned earlier. Henry Francis Hays was the son of Bennie Hays, who was one of the leading members of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan,” Rev. Ralph Chittams of the Forestville New Redeemer Baptist...
  • MTV Host Mocks Jeff Sessions’ Asian Grandchildren

    01/10/2017 9:38:53 AM PST · by grundle · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kevin Daley
    Ira Madison III, an MTV News culture writer and host, mocked Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Asian-American grandchildren on Twitter Tuesday morning. Sessions appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Tuesday to give testimony in connection with his nomination by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as attorney general. Sessions was accompanied by many members of his family, including his four Asian-American grandchildren. The senator’s daughter, Ruth Sessions Walk, is married to John Walk, an Asian-American man. Madison accused Sessions of stealing his grandchildren from Toys “R” Us for the hearing. He went on to call his grandchildren a “prop,” brought...
  • Why They Oppose Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

    12/19/2016 11:06:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 19, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    When hearings for attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions start next month, prepare for a trip back in time to 1986. Three decades ago, his nomination for a seat on the federal bench was wrecked because Jeff Sessions fought voter fraud as a United States attorney. The same group of far-left activists are again opposing Jeff Sessions because Jeff Sessions will fight voter fraud as attorney general. The activists opposing Sessions also oppose any effort to minimize criminal behavior in American elections. Never mind that there are over four million invalid voter registrations . Never mind that we have a...
  • Awkward: Democrat Critics Of Jeff Sessions Spent 20 Years Praising Him

    12/14/2016 8:37:20 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-14-2016 | Paul Bedard
    Paul BedardDecember 14, 2016 A growing number of key Democrats raising questions about Attorney General-nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions have spent 20 years praising his character and bipartisanship, leading to a potentially awkward and hypocritical challenge at his upcoming Senate confirmation hearing. A review of past public statements that show support and admiration for the Alabama senator includes words from Labor Secretary Thomas Perez who plans a spirited bid for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. Consider: During his 2009 confirmation hearing as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Perez called Sessions a "wonderfully welcoming person."(snip)
  • Crying Wolf on Race: Top Sessions Critic Gerry Hebert Has History of Making it Up

    11/18/2016 4:06:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 18, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    Gerry Hebert, the leading critic of the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions as attorney general, has a history of making things up about racial issues -- so much so, in fact, that a federal court imposed sanctions in one of Hebert's voting cases.Reporters like Cameron Joseph at the New York Daily News (@cam_joseph) have already used quotes from Gerry Hebert, a former Justice Department lawyer, to portray Senator Sessions as a racist. Almost 30 years ago, Hebert and his allies in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department were responsible for sabotaging a judicial nomination for Sessions. Gerry HebertThe...
  • FBI finds emails related to Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure

    11/03/2016 4:13:16 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 101 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 3, 2016; 6:08 p.m.
    The FBI has found emails related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state on the laptop belonging to the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, according to a U.S. official. These emails, CBS News’ Andres Triay reports, are not duplicates of emails found on Secretary Clinton’s private server. At this point, however, it remains to be seen whether these emails are significant to the FBI’s investigation into Clinton. It is also not known how many relevant emails there are. In a letter to Congress last Friday, FBI Director James Comey indicated that the agency was taking steps to...
  • Justice Department official tipped off Clinton campaign about email probe

    11/02/2016 6:29:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A top Justice Department official leaked information to the Clinton campaign about the legal case concerning Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, according to a new email released Wednesday by WikiLeaks that could further taint the administration’s claims of impartiality. Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik sent a heads-up to Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta in May 2015 letting him know the government was going to try to delay posting Mrs. Clinton’s secret emails until 2016. In the message, sent from his private account rather than his government-issued account, he also warned of a looming House hearing where he expected a Justice...
  • AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit ...

    11/02/2016 11:51:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2016 | Brian Fung
    Full title: AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept Dodgers games off the air, DOJ lawsuit alleges AT&T and DirecTV acted as ringleaders in an illegal plot against the Dodgers Channel that kept Los Angeles sports fans from watching their favorite team on television, according to a major lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Justice Department. The anti-collusion suit alleges that DirecTV -- and its corporate parent, AT&T -- shared private negotiating information in 2014 with other TV providers, including Cox Communications and Charter Communications, in order to gain a collective advantage over Time Warner Cable, which was...
  • Report: DOJ Tried Repeatedly To Kill FBI’s Clinton Foundation Investigation

    10/30/2016 9:04:06 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/30/16 | Chuck Ross
    Senior-level Justice Department officials pushed back heavily on an ongoing FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation, according to a bombshell report from The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper laid out numerous examples, based on law enforcement sources, of senior DOJ officials intervening to quash the probe. Prosecutors with the U.S. attorneys office in the Eastern District of New York — which Loretta Lynch led before taking over as attorney general last year — refused to allow FBI investigators probing the Clinton family charity to review emails found on devices turned over this year by two of Clinton’s lawyers during the...
  • Anthony Weiner cooperating with FBI on email probe

    10/30/2016 10:46:49 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 169 replies
    WashintonExaminer.com ^ | 10/30/2016 | Daniel Chaiten
    Former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner is cooperating with authorities in the FBI investigation of his laptop that contains emails that prompted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to reopen its probe into Hillary Clinton's use of an unauthorized email server. The news that Weiner is cooperating, reported by Fox News' Bret Baier on Sunday, would help law enforcement with the investigation, since officials didn't yet have a warrant to read through the material found on the device. Though FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Friday his agency found emails related to Hillary Clinton's private email server, he didn't yet have a...
  • From Clanton To Sacramento: How The Justice Department Wants To End Money Bail In California

    10/14/2016 12:01:56 PM PDT · by View Out West · 7 replies
    California Political Review ^ | 10/12/16 | Jeffrey J. Clayton
    FROM CLANTON TO SACRAMENTO: HOW THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WANTS TO END MONEY BAIL IN CALIFORNIA October 11, 2016 By Stephen Frank AB 109 released 50,000 criminals from prison. Prop. 47 assured tens of thousands of criminals they would not be arrested or if arrested, given very short terms in County jail. Prop. 57 on the November ballot makes sure that rapists are considered non-violent criminals and most crimes are made into lesser sentences—if passed, it will be surprising if a criminal serves as much as ten years in prison. Now the Leftists are trying to make sure criminals who are...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Justice Department Says Poor Can't Be Held When They Can't Afford Bail

    08/20/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/19/16 | Pete Williams
    Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government has taken such a position before a federal appeals court. It's the latest step by the Obama administration in encouraging state courts to move away from imposing fixed cash bail amounts and jailing those who can't pay.