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  • Justice Department reopens Hillary Clinton email investigation

    01/04/2018 10:55:34 AM PST · by smileyface · 147 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 4 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    The Department of Justice has caved to pressure from the White House and is reportedly reopening the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. According to the Daily Beast, there is a new effort in the department to get new details on how Clinton and her aides — including former top aide Huma Abedin — handled classified material. The effort will look at how much classified information was on her private email server, and how that information got there. President Trump has continually questioned if and when the Justice Department would reopen its...
  • Bundy Ranch Prosecutor Steven Myhre Gets a Demotion - But That's Just Not Good Enough!

    01/04/2018 7:26:50 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 15 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 01-04-2018 | Tim Brown
    Last year, Sessions heaped praise on Steven Myhre and his prosecution of the Bundy Ranch defendants. “I’ve got to tell you, it’s impressive when you have a tough case, a controversial case, and you’ve got the top guy leading the battle, going to court, standing up and defending the office and the principles of the law,” Sessions said of Myhre. “I’m not taking sides or commenting on the case,” Sessions added. “Just want to say that leadership requires, a lot of times, our people to step up and be accountable.” Hmmm, about that accountability, Mr. Sessions.  Your former acting US...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Did the FBI and the Justice Dept., plot to clear Hillary bring down Trump?

    12/16/2017 2:37:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/15/2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    There is strong circumstantial evidence that an insidious plot unprecedented in American history was hatched within the FBI and the Obama Justice Department to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. And when this apparent effort to improperly influence the election did not succeed, the suspected conspirators appear to have employed a fraudulent investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president. Such a Machiavellian scheme would move well beyond what is known as the “deep state,” a popular reference to government employees who organize in...
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records

    10/23/2017 11:02:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2017
    State Department Tells Court It Processed only 32,000—And Has Yet to Review 40,000 Clinton Records. Courts Orders Explanation on Processing. ... The hearing focused on the State Department’s progress on processing the tens of thousands of emails Clinton failed to disclose when she served as Secretary of State, some of which were emails sent by Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on the laptop of her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. The State Department has processed 32,000 pages of emails so far, a small number of which have been released, but 40,000 pages remain to be processed. Judicial Watch asked...
  • With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

    09/18/2017 7:32:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 78 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 9/18/2017 | SHARON LaFRANIERE, MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN
    WASHINGTON — Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home. They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, set up secret offshore bank accounts. They even photographed the expensive suits in his closet. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, then followed the house search with a warning: His prosecutors told Mr. Manafort they planned to indict him, said two people close to the...
  • New holes in Loretta Lynch’s story on the Hillary probe

    07/07/2017 5:53:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/6/2017 | Paul Sperry
    When former Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified last year about her decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, she swore she never talked to “anyone” on the Clinton campaign. That categorical denial, though made in response to a series of questions about whether she spoke with Clintonworld about remaining attorney general if Hillary won the election, could come back to haunt her. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which has launched a bipartisan investigation into Lynch for possible obstruction of justice, recently learned of the existence of a document indicating Lynch assured the political director of Clinton’s campaign she...
  • Fake News CNN In Full Meltdown Thanks To James O’Keefe

    06/28/2017 5:00:48 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 21 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 6.28.2017 | David Blackmon
    Despite the public pronouncements of CEO Mark Zucker, all is not well at CNN, the fakest news outlet in the fake news universe. Despite Mr. Zucker’s Monday claim that his network is “more trusted than ever”, the cable channel’s ratings are in full tank mode vs. its main competitors at Fox and MSNBC in ratings released on Monday. CNN has just one daily program among the top 20 in that mix, and it comes in at #20. It’s key to remember that those ratings reflect viewership for the week before CNN was forced to pull down and apologize for a...
  • Sessions' Directive to Throw the Book at Suspects Called 'Dumb on Crime' by Holder

    05/12/2017 6:32:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new memo for federal prosecutors to pursue harsher mandatory minimum sentences drew a quick rebuke from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who accused the administration of underscoring "injustice" against minority communities. "It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense. This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency. This policy fully utilizes the tools Congress has given us. By definition, the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences," states the...
  • 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...