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  • Republicans demand answers on Mueller team wiping phones, suggest 'anticipatory obstruction of justice'

    09/11/2020 1:02:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11 2020 | Brooke Singman
    Congressional Republicans demanded answers on Friday as to whether there “was a widespread intentional effort” to wipe the mobile devices of multiple people on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team during the Russia probe, and suggested this could amount to "anticipatory obstruction of justice." The calls come after newly released records from the Justice Department showed that at least several dozen phones belonging to members of Mueller’s team were wiped of information because of forgotten passcodes, irreparable screen damage, loss of the device, intentional deletion or other reasons—all before the Justice Department inspector general’s office could review the devices. Sen....
  • Former Congressman Charged with Ballot Stuffing, Bribery, and Obstruction

    07/23/2020 10:57:07 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 23 replies ^ | July 23, 2020 | DOJ
    A former U.S. Congressman was charged Tuesday in an indictment unsealed today, with conspiring to violate voting rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections, bribery of an election official, falsification of records, voting more than once in federal elections, and obstruction of justice.Michael “Ozzie” Myers, 77, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is charged with conspiring with and bribing the former Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 36th Division, Domenick J. Demuro.   Demuro, who pleaded guilty previously in federal court in Philadelphia, was responsible for overseeing the entire election process...
  • Driver Involved in I-5 Seattle Collision of Female Protesters at 1:30 in Morning Is Doxxed — Antifa Calls Him “Racist Monster” but He’s Black

    07/04/2020 8:31:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 163 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/04/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Two women activists were hit by a car last night in downtown Seattle early in the morning on July 4th.The women activists were standing on the interstate at 1:30 AM. The protesters were wearing black on the highway at 1:30 AM.The car suffered front grill and windshield damage. The driver was in custody but was not impaired when he hit the women on the highway. Here are two pictures of the suspect vehicle that struck two protesters on I-5 this morning. Investigation into motive and point of entry in to I-5 are still under investigation. — Trooper Rick...
  • President fires SDNY Attorney

    06/20/2020 12:52:23 PM PDT · by 2Dreamin · 81 replies
    ABC Twitter ^ | June 20, 2020 | ABC
    JUST IN: AG William Barr responds to SDNY attorney Geoffrey Berman: "Unfortunately, with your statement of last night, you have chosen public spectacle over public service... I have asked the President to remove you as of today, and he has done so."
  • Horrific video shows four NYPD officers pounce and beat on a cyclist who was doing a solidarity ride for protesters and going slowly in front of their police van

    06/09/2020 8:49:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 106 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 9, 2020 | Matthew Wright
    Shocking video shows the moment several New York police officers brutally beat a cyclist who they had been riding slowly during a Black Lives Matter protest in Brooklyn. Pierce McCaffrey had been participating in a solidarity ride during George Floyd and Black Lives Matters protests along Nassau Street near Gold Street on Sunday at around 7.40pm when the altercation took place. According to the victim and witnesses who filmed the wild scene, McCaffrey had only been riding slowly in an effort to keep demonstrators free from police aggression. Footage shows a pack of officers pounce on the cyclist, with one...
  • New York makes it a felony for law enforcement to share DMV information with ICE or DHS

    05/25/2020 8:00:47 PM PDT · by bitt · 48 replies
    .bizpacreview ^ | 5/25/2020 | freida powers
    While police in New York have been enforcing social distancing and stay-at-home orders in the last few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, the state effectively worked to “criminalize” part of their jobs. A U.S. Attorney in New York accused Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of “legislating obstruction” with a law that bans police from sharing Department of Motor Vehicles information with federal immigration agencies. New York’s Green Light Law was passed last year allowing a driver’s license to anyone without legal immigration status, and now the approved 2020 budget has added an eyebrow-raising amendment. While the Green Light Law prohibited the...
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Challenges Keystone Pipeline Ruling

    05/20/2020 1:37:10 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 8 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5/18/20 | Asher Price
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, working with counterparts in 17 other states, has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a West Coast federal appeals court criticizing a lower court’s decision that will could delay oil and gas pipeline projects. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in April canceled an environmental permit for the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline in Montana. Morris said that the U.S. Army Corps did not adequately consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on risks to endangered species and habitat when it renewed a nationwide permit in 2017 that allows dredging work on pipelines across water bodies....
  • Delays plague Hillary Clinton's State Dept. files

    12/10/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has failed to turn over government documents covering Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state that The Associated Press and others requested under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act ahead of her presumptive presidential campaign. They include one request AP made four years ago and others pending for more than one year.
  • Former U.S. Marine Corps Subcontractor Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

    05/14/2020 2:15:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | May 14, 2020 | DOJ
    A former subcontractor for the U.S. Marine Corps pleaded guilty today to destroying records in connection with a federal investigation of bribery and procurement fraud at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL), located in Jacksonville, North Carolina.William J. Thompson, 56, of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to one count of destruction of records in a federal investigation before U.S. District Chief Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the Eastern District of North Carolina.  A sentencing date has not been set.According to documents filed with the court, Thompson owned and operated C&D Painting and Construction, a construction company with its...
  • McConnell, Schumer spar over health of lawmakers as Senate convenes for first time in weeks

    05/04/2020 2:55:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The Senate on Monday convened for the first time since March 25 as Democrats and Republicans clashed over the health of senators, as well as GOP efforts to confirm federal judges amid the coronavirus pandemic. Calling his fellow lawmakers “essential workers” as he defended the decision to return to the Senate amid the outbreak, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., roundly criticized Democrats for obstructing the confirmation of judges and key government posts for months and forcing the Senate to hold roll calls and floor votes during the public health crisis. “The deadly coronavirus does not take time off...
  • Pelosi on Trump's coronavirus response: 'As the President fiddles, people are dying'

    03/30/2020 7:23:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | , CNN Updated 11:06 AM ET, Sun March 29, 2020 | By Chandelis Duster
    Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "his denial at the beginning was deadly" and that as he "fiddles, people are dying." "We should be taking every precaution. What the President, his denial at the beginning was deadly," Pelosi said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." As US cases surge, Pelosi questioned when Trump was informed about the coronavirus and his knowledge on its potential impact. "I don't know what the scientists said to him, when did this President know about this, and...
  • Two Former Texas Executives Charged with Fraud and Obstruction of Justice

    03/06/2020 10:19:20 AM PST · by ransomnote · 9 replies ^ | March 5, 2020 | DOJ
    Two former executives of EarthWater Limited (EarthWater), a Dallas-based company, were charged in a superseding indictment with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud and obstruction of justice.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas and Inspector in Charge Delany DeLeon-Colón of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s (USPIS) Criminal Investigations Group in Washington, D.C., made the announcement.Beth Ellen DeGroot, 60, and Harley E. “Buddy” Barnes III, 61, both of Plano, Texas, were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and...
  • Texas Businessman Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Role in Venezuela Bribery Scheme and Obstruction of Justice

    02/21/2020 3:26:20 PM PST · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | February 19, 2020 | DOJ
    A former procurement officer of Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release today for laundering the proceeds of a corrupt scheme to secure contracts from PDVSA through bribery, underreporting income on his tax return and obstructing the government’s investigation into bribes paid by the owner of U.S.-based companies to Venezuelan government officials in exchange for securing additional business with Citgo Petroleum Corporation, a Houston-based PDVSA subsidiary. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick of...
  • Roger Stone jury foreperson's anti-Trump social media posts surface after she defends DOJ prosecutors

    02/12/2020 10:59:40 PM PST · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12 2020 | Gregg Re
    Former Memphis City Schools Board President Tomeka Hart revealed Wednesday that she was the foreperson of the jury that convicted former Trump adviser Roger Stone on obstruction charges last year -- and soon afterward, her history of Democratic activism and a string of her anti-Trump, left-wing social media posts came to light. Hart even posted specifically about the Stone case before she voted to convict, as she retweeted an argument mocking those who considered Stone's dramatic arrest in a predawn raid by a federal tactical team to be excessive force. She also suggested President Trump and his supporters are racist...
  • MSNBC chief legal analyst commit heresy, admits on air that Democrats ‘didn’t provide enough evidence’ to prove Trump obstructed Congress

    01/26/2020 8:54:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    The TDS-addled viewers that comprise the audience for MSNBC don’t want honest appraisals of the strength of the case presented by the House impeachment managers. They have become a cult founded on the belief that Donald Trump somehow is a threat to the Republic, though the concentration camps, wars blundered into, and economic depression so confidently predicted have nowhere manifested themselves in this dimension of reality. The only apocalypse in sight is a potential crushing Democrat defeat at the polls in November once voters focus on whether their lives are better off now than they were 4 years ago. President...
  • Ex-FBI Deputy McCabe admits to leaking info to media, obstructing probe

    01/02/2020 10:03:29 AM PST · by billorites · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2020 | Jeff Mordock
    The Justice Department fired Mr. McCabe in the spring of 2018, citing Mr. Horowitz’s conclusions. Mr. McCabe is suing the Justice Department for wrongful termination, alleging President Trump ordered his firing. When FBI investigators confronted Mr. McCabe about the leak, he denied authorizing the disclosure to the Journal. He also presented himself as a “victim,” according to the agent who conducted the interview.Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted he misled investigators about his role in a media leak and apologized for it, according to transcripts of his interviews with investigators released Thursday. The transcripts were released by the Justice...
  • Biden 'Clarifies' Vow to Obstruct Congress, Claims 'No Legal Basis' to Testify About His Quid Pro Quo With Ukraine

    12/28/2019 8:06:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/28/2019 | Matt Margolis
    After facing substantial criticism for his recent vow not to comply with any Senate subpoena during an impeachment trial, Joe Biden’s now kind-of-sort-of backtracking on that vow. "I want to clarify something I said yesterday," Biden tweeted on Saturday. "In my 40 years in public life, I have always complied with a lawful order and in my eight years as VP, my office — unlike Donald Trump and Mike Pence — cooperated with legitimate congressional oversight requests." "But I am just not going to pretend that there is any legal basis for Republican subpoenas for my testimony in the impeachment...
  • Dems call for Durham to resign as Russia probe investigation heats up

    12/25/2019 1:17:09 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 161 replies ^ | 25 Dec 2019 | Fox News
    Calls for Durham and AG Bar to step down come from concerned Dem lawmakers as ex-CIA head John Brennan is reportedly being investigated.
  • Blue State Blues: Senate Should Charge Nancy Pelosi with ‘Obstruction of Congress’

    12/20/2019 6:37:53 AM PST · by eyeamok · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/20/19 | Joel B. Pollak
    Nancy Pelosi is therefore guilty of obstruction of Congress. She will fail, but just as the Democrats have told us for weeks that the president can be impeached for “attempting” to do something they consider wrong, Pelosi, too, can be held accountable to attempting to undermine the Constitution. When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell loses patience and moves to dismiss the impeachment, he should add another charge — against Pelosi, for contempt.
  • 6 Reasons Pelosi’s Senate Obstruction Gambit On Impeachment Articles Is A Disaster

    12/19/2019 12:02:29 PM PST · by billorites · 51 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 19, 2019 | Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway
    Immediately after impeaching President Donald Trump for allegedly obstructing the House and abusing his power as president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi obstructed the Senate’s constitutional obligation to hold an impeachment trial and abused her power by trying to steal power that belongs solely to the Senate under the Constitution. Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that she is in no rush to formally transmit to the Senate the articles of impeachment her party in the House had just approved. Here are six reasons Pelosi’s impeachment obstruction stunt undermines the entire basis of the Democrats’ effort to eject Trump from office.1) After...