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    10/08/2020 6:35:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Powerline ^ | October 8,2020 | BY PAUL MIRENGOFF
    The Department of Justice has sued Yale University for race and national origin discrimination in undergraduate admissions. The DOJ alleges that Yale’s discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, in particular most Asian and White applicants. According to the complaint, Yale engages in racial balancing by, among other things, keeping the annual percentage of African-American admitted applicants to within one percentage point of the previous year’s admitted class as reflected in U.S. Department of Education data. The complaint alleges similar racial balancing with regard to Asian-American applicants. It also alleges that Yale injures applicants and students because its...
  • The Justice Department Unveils Proposed Section 230 Legislation on Behalf of the Administration

    09/23/2020 10:40:30 AM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies ^ | 9/23/2020 |
    Today, on behalf of the Trump Administration, the Department of Justice sent draft legislation to Congress to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The draft legislative text implements reforms that the Department of Justice deemed necessary in its June Recommendations and follows a yearlong review of the outdated statute. The legislation also executes President Trump’s directive from the Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship. “For too long Section 230 has provided a shield for online platforms to operate with impunity,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “Ensuring that the internet is a safe, but also vibrant, open and...
  • Is ANY Anti-Trump Idea Too Absurd for CNN? Check Out This Howler From Scaramucci

    09/17/2020 7:59:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Those Harvard Law types sure have some wacky ideas . . . Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci—holder of the world record for shortest tenure as White House communications director—made a preposterous proposal on CNN's New Day this morning. [snip] In introducing the former Trump fan-turned-bitter-foe after being fired, co-host John Berman went out of his way to mention that Scaramucci is a Harvard Law grad: But within minutes, Scaramucci was suggesting something so absurd that it would have gotten him flunked out of a first-year course. The Mooch proposed that the Justice Department be taken out of the president's control and...
  • Breaking — Kevin Clinesmith pleads guilty… Developing…

    08/14/2020 11:52:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 89 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 8/14/2020 | Kane
    A top FBI lawyer who fabricated evidence in a federal spy warrant against Trump campaign affiliate Carter Page is expected to plead guilty to federal charges brought by U.S. Attorney John Durham. Kevin Clinesmith, who is expected to admit to deliberately fabricating evidence in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant application, used to spy on a former campaign affiliate of President Donald Trump, was a top attorney in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) and a key agency attorney under fired former FBI Director James Comey. Clinesmith is the first individual to be charged as part...
  • Ex-Flynn deputy KT McFarland: John Durham has 'cold, hard evidence' that will lead to indictments

    07/25/2020 1:21:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7/23/2020 | Daniel Chaitin
    Expect indictments in U.S. Attorney John Durham's criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation by summer's end. That's what K.T. McFarland, a onetime deputy to former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, said this week on Fox News, referring to the emergence of "cold hard evidence" in the form of documentation. “Now, there is cold, hard evidence. It turns out that these senior officials in the intelligence community and the FBI, they all took notes. They all texted each other. They all had handwritten notes of meetings,” McFarland said on Monday. “And from what I'm hearing, the Durham investigation and...
  • Professor arrested during alleged attempt to flee US with computers, phones, USB drives

    07/10/2020 6:04:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Campus ^ | 7/9/2020 | Jon Street
    Another U.S. professor "with strong ties to China" has been arrested and charged with allegedly lying about his ties to the communist country. Song Guo Zheng, who the Justice Department described as a "rheumatology professor and researcher," allegedly used more than $4.1 million in federal research funding to help advance China's capabilities with regard to rheumatology and immunology. The Justice Department alleges he then failed to disclose to the U.S. government that he held employment in China while conducting U.S. taxpayer-funded research as a researcher at multiple universities in the U.S., including Ohio State University. A Google Scholars profile with...
  • Marsha Blackburn Pushes DOJ To Examine Google’s Power Over Free Speech

    06/22/2020 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 22, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn penned a letter to Attorney General William Barr Monday urging the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough antitrust investigation into Google’s monopolistic power over the internet after the tech giant’s recent attack on The Federalist. “As your antitrust investigation of Google intensified, I urge you to thoroughly scrutinize how the company’s anticompetitive practices could lead to the crippling of journalistic freedom,” Blackburn wrote. “I also ask that your probe examine abuses in both the online advertising and online search markets, and to take enforcement action swiftly before further economic harm results.” The letter comes...
  • Obama is panicking

    05/10/2020 7:41:50 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 May, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    After seeming years of silence, and plenty of billionaire vacays, President Obama is on the warpath. Here's what the Washington Post is reporting: Former president Barack Obama shared deep worries Friday about the Justice Department’s decision to drop its prosecution of ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, telling old aides on a call that “our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk,” according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News and confirmed by an Obama spokesperson. Obama also appeared to slam the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster,” offering the sort of blistering...
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Finds New Clinton Emails, Including Discussion about Benghazi and Additional Classified Material

    03/20/2020 3:08:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | MARCH 20, 2020
    Judicial Watch today released 80 pages of new emails recently found by the FBI that further document how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her unsecure, non-government email to transmit classified and other sensitive government information. The documents include 11 new Clinton email documents. The emails include an email sent by Mrs. Clinton a month after the Benghazi terrorist attack referencing a “Benghazi security” issue. The emails also include talking points, which are redacted, for a meeting with President Obama. (This is the second release from the batch of Clinton emails the FBI inexplicably found late last year.) The...
  • Catherine Herridge Drops Big Scoop About the DOJ and What They’re Doing on Ukraine

    02/12/2020 9:38:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Red State ^ | 9:00 am on February 12, 2020 | by Nick Arama
    Catherine Herridge might have left Fox News and gone to CBS, but so far that hasn’t stopped her from covering stories or pointing out issues that a lot of the other media doesn’t and she just dropped a pretty interesting scoop. We reported on how they had received some information from Rudy Giuliani. But it’s much more than that. According to the report, they’re looking beyond the Biden question at Ukraine. From CBS: Justice Department officials have been “quietly” reviewing records and documents from Ukraine for “several weeks,” a source familiar with the matter tells CBS News. The source said...
  • Justice Department Believes It Should Have Ended Surveillance of Trump Adviser Earlier

    01/23/2020 4:38:52 PM PST · by bitt · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/23/2020 | Byron Tau
    Government tells court it lacked probable cause in last two of four eavesdropping applications for Carter Page WASHINGTON—The Justice Department now believes it should have discontinued its secret surveillance of one-time Trump campaign adviser Carter Page far earlier than it did, according to a new court filing unsealed Thursday. The Justice Department made that determination in a December letter to the secret court that oversees surveillance of suspected foreign spies, acknowledging it may have lacked probable cause to continue wiretapping in the last two of the four surveillance applications it sought against Mr. Page.
  • Justice Dept. Winds Down Clinton-Related Inquiry Once Championed By Trump. It Found Nothing Of Consequence

    01/10/2020 5:54:33 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky
    A Justice Department inquiry launched more than two years ago to mollify conservatives clamoring for more investigations of Hillary Clinton has effectively ended with no tangible results, and current and former law enforcement officials said they never expected the effort to produce much of anything. ohn Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, was tapped in November 2017 by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to look into concerns raised by President Trump and his allies in Congress that the FBI had not fully pursued cases of possible corruption at the Clinton Foundation and during Clinton’s time as secretary of state, when the...
  • Joe diGenova: FISA report circulating 'inside and outside' of Justice Department

    08/30/2019 7:56:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 111 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 29, 2019 | Daniel Chaitin
    diGenova said Inspector General Michael Horowitz has determined all four FISA warrants against one-time Trump campaign aide Carter Page were illegally obtained. ... DiGenova said if he were attorney general, any officials involved in obtaining the Page FISA warrants who are still in the department would be "gone." He singled out Dana Boente, who is the general counsel now under FBI Director Christopher Wray. The April 2017 FISA renewal was approved by Boente and former FBI Director James Comey, ... DiGenova also discussed the two people he wants to hear from after the FISA report is released. He said he...
  • What Is Justice for McCabe?

    08/30/2019 3:42:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | August 29, 2019 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    The former deputy director’s FBI coddled Clinton and addled Trump. Now he seeks clemency . . . even as he sues the Justice Department. Hillary Clinton checked every box for a violation of the Espionage Act. So much so that, in giving her a pass, the FBI figured it better couch her conduct as “extremely careless,” rather than “grossly negligent.” The latter description was stricken from an earlier draft of then-director James Comey’s remarks because it is, verbatim, the mental state the statute requires for a felony conviction. It wouldn’t do to have an “exoneration” statement read like a felony...
  • U.S. Intel Gatekeeper Dragging Feet on Trump-Russia Files, Insiders Say

    08/28/2019 8:22:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | August 28, 2019 | Paul Sperry
    More than three months after President Trump granted his attorney general unprecedented power to declassify intelligence files, key U.S. intelligence agencies are still withholding documents related to the Trump-Russia affair... The source of the logjam: the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which Trump is in the process of shaking up after the resignations last month of its director, Dan Coats, and principal deputy, Sue Gordon. “Establishment” officials in that agency are still dragging their feet... Sources who have seen the documents generally described their contents to RealClearInvestigations. They said the material still under wraps includes: Evidence that President...
  • Justice Dept. files suit against former Trump aide Omarosa for failing to file financial form

    08/08/2019 12:57:27 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 16 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/8/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against former Trump aide and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman for allegedly failing to file a required financial disclosure report after she was fired in 2017. The civil complaint alleges that the former “Apprentice” star “knowingly and willfully” failed to “file the required public financial disclosure report after her employment terminated with the Executive Office of the President.” In addition, the lawsuit states that Manigault Newman was given a “post-government employment briefing” in December 2017, following her firing, in which “she was advised of her obligation … to file a termination financial...
  • Trump admin probing rising anti-Semitism in U.S. as prez hits ‘Squad’ lawmakers over ‘hate’ for Jews

    07/17/2019 6:43:48 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 17 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/17/19 | Jon Dougherty
    During a week in which President Donald Trump called out at least three U.S. lawmakers over their anti-Semitism and outsized praise of militant Islam, the Justice Department has quietly launched a probe of what officials say is a rising tide of Jewish hatred around the country. As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the DoJ sponsored a day-long event on Tuesday to examine cases of rising anti-Semitism — in Democrat-run American cities, on Leftist college and university campuses, and in other places: The Trump administration is working on multiple fronts to investigate and combat a rising tide of anti-Semitism in...
  • Justice Department Sat on Mountain of Epstein Evidence for 10 Years

    07/12/2019 5:56:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    Epoch Times. ^ | July 11, 2019 | Wilson Miller
    The New York prosecutors didn’t take action after reading a newspaper article about a game-changing piece of evidence. Compare the 2007 non-prosecution agreement with the new indictment. Both address sex trafficking of children. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been sitting on mountains of evidence confirming Epstein’s abuse of young girls for more than 10 years. ... What did the Justice Department have on Epstein? The answers can be found in a 2008 lawsuit in which two of Epstein’s alleged victims in Doe v. U.S. sued the United States for violating their rights under the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act....
  • Justice, House intelligence panel strike a deal for Mueller materials

    05/22/2019 11:18:56 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies ^ | May 22, 2019 | KAROUN DEMIRJIAN
    <p>WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee will not enforce a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr as planned Wednesday after the Justice Department agreed at the 11th hour to produce the redacted material and underlying information from the special counsel’s report that the panel sought, albeit more slowly than it wanted.</p>
  • Attorney General William Barr tries to restore confidence in Justice Department

    03/18/2019 7:07:32 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 89 replies
    Arcamax (Los Angeles Times) ^ | March 15, 2019 | Del Quentin Wilber
    In his first month in office, Attorney General William Barr has sent a reassuring message to the beleaguered Justice Department -- he wants a return to basics after years of disruptive firings, tweet storms and scandals. In briefings, Barr has asked detailed questions about cases, suspects and legal arguments. He has wandered his fifth-floor hallway to converse about the law. Advisers and associates said the approach reflects Barr's low-key persona, and his top goals of steering the Justice Department out of the line of political fire, boosting public confidence in it, and improving the morale of its 110,000 employees. "Everything...