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  • DOJ reveals name of ex-US Attorney accused of sexual misconduct after Buzzfeed lawsuit

    05/20/2019 12:46:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/19 | Zack Budryk
    The Justice Department has revealed the name of a former U.S. attorney accused of misconduct after Buzzfeed News successfully sued for disclosure of his identity. The Justice Department announced in May 2017 that the since-retired attorney had an affair with a subordinate, created a hostile work environment and possibly violated department policy on sexual harassment. A federal judge ruled in March that public interest superseded government officials’ right to privacy, forcing the Justice Department to disclose last week the attorney in question was Stephen Wigginton, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois from 2010 to 2015....
  • BREAKING NEWS: White House has launched an investigation into collusion between Ukraine and the DNC

    05/16/2019 10:04:56 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5-17-2019 | OANN
    BREAKING NEWS: The White House has launched an active investigation into reports of collusion in 2016 between Ukraine and the DNC - OANN 12:32 AM · May 17, 2019
  • CIA, FBI, Director of National Intelligence working with Attorney General Barr to review Russia [tr]

    05/14/2019 9:32:45 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 48 replies
    US Attorney John Huber in Utah is no longer involved on Russia issues. Huber had originally been tasked with looking at allegations of surveillance abuse by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but has been in a holding pattern as the inspector general completes his review of the surveillance warrant the FBI obtained on Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page
  • BREAKING: Bill Barr appoints ‘bulldog’ U.S. attorney to investigate spying on Trump campaign…

    05/14/2019 6:16:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 128 replies ^ | May 14, 2019 2:09 am | Kane
    Feeling Sexy might indict Hillary — John H Durham (@John_H_Durham) May 14, 2019 Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection efforts targeting the Trump campaign were “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the situation told Fox News on Monday evening. John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, will conduct the inquiry, the source said. The move comes as the Trump administration has pushed for answers on why federal authorities conducted the surveillance — as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly...
  • Democrats Freaking Out: What if Attorney General Barr Blows the Lid Off RussiaGate?

    05/05/2019 5:34:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    SGT Report ^ | 5/04/19 | James Howard Kunstler
    **SNIP** It’s a further irony of the moment that the suddenly leading Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, is neck-deep in that spilled garbage, the story unspooling even as I write that then-Veep Uncle Joe strong-armed the Ukraine government to fire its equivalent of Attorney General to quash an investigation of his son, Hunter, who received large sums of money from the Ukrainian gas company, Burisma, which had mystifyingly appointed the young American to its board of directors after the US-sponsored overthrow of Viktor Yanukovych. That nasty bit of business comes immediately on top of information that the Hillary campaign was using...
  • William Barr in the Crosshairs

    05/03/2019 1:31:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American ^ | May 3, 2019 | Robert Turner
    Attorney General William Barr, in keeping with commitments made during the confirmation process and in an effort to quickly answer questions in which the public had a profound interest, provided within days of its receipt a synopsis of conclusions reached in the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Mueller Report was issued following a lengthy investigation into charges that President Donald Trump or associates were involved in criminal collusion or obstruction of justice relative to dealings with certain Russians in an effort to illegally influence a U.S. election. Quoting extensively from Mueller's conclusions, Barr's synopsis explained that there was...
  • Barr besieged by allegations he's being Trump's protector

    05/03/2019 11:19:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    AP ^ | May 03, 2019 | Staff
    Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing. He declared he'd rather resign than be asked to fire special counsel Robert Mueller without cause and insisted the prosecutor he'd known for decades would never involve himself in a witch hunt as the president claimed. But now Barr has emerged as arguably the most divisive figure in Donald Trump's administration. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him on Thursday of lying — a charge the Justice Department called reckless and false — and House Democrats are poised to hold him in contempt. His appearance before...
  • Cummings Says Comparing Obama’s ‘Wingman’ Eric Holder To Bill Barr Is ‘Tough’

    05/02/2019 8:21:51 PM PDT · by malach · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05.02.19 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings could not elaborate much about the comparisons between former Attorney General Eric Holder and Attorney General Bill Barr. Democrats say Attorney General Bill Barr covers for President Donald Trump and call him the president’s “personal attorney,” while Holder called himself former President Barack Obama’s “wingman.” Republicans often criticized Holder for protecting President Obama by often refusing to release documents by the Oversight Committee when the GOP held the majority. “Well that’s a tough comparison and I’m glad you asked the question, but I’ve got to tell you that one of the...
  • Pelosi: Attorney General Barr Believes Trump Is Above The Law

    04/17/2019 5:54:11 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 36 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 4-16-2019 | Tim Hains
    In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, (snip) SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: "Well, first of all, we don't know, and that's why we said show us the report. For the attorney general though to say you'll use my own judgment about what I redact, that's not necessarily going to be the final product. The American people deserve the truth. They need to know the truth. There was an assault made on our elections by the Russians. All of our intelligence community in high confidence have said that the Russians tried to disrupt our election. That is the heartbeat of our democracy....
  • AG Barr: Mueller Declined Offer to Review Summary, Redacted Version Will Come Out ‘Within a Week’

    04/09/2019 11:18:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Mary Chastain
    Barr told the members he asked Mueller if he wanted to review the four page summary, but declined. Then Barr told Congress Mueller is working with the DOJ on the redaction process of the report. He hopes to release it within a week and will happily accept requests to testify in front of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees once it comes out.
  • Comey To Trump Supporters: ‘Your President Tried To Burn Down’ The DOJ, FBI

    04/03/2019 5:41:37 AM PDT · by blam · 121 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-3-20192 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN during an interview with chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour, former FBI Director James Comey said President Donald Trump supporters should be concerned that Trump “tried to burn down the Department of Justice and the FBI.” When asked about the president referring to the Mueller probe as a witch-hunt, Comey said, “First, take a look in the mirror and ask what happened to Bob Mueller and the mean being corrupt and evil and a nest of deep state traitors that they reached a conclusion that the president is happy with. Just don’t move in front of that. Your...
  • Lindsey Graham will probe alleged FISA abuses at FBI, calls on Barr to appoint new special counsel

    03/26/2019 7:09:12 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 107 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/26/2019 | Brooke Singman
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Monday that he will probe alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) at the start of the Russia investigation, while calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to appoint a new special counsel to investigate the “other side of the story.”
  • Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett alleged hoax letter case handed over to FBI

    03/26/2019 8:28:09 PM PDT · by Revel · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/26/19 | Matt Richardson
    Despite the hate crime hoax charges against him being stunningly dropped on Tuesday, “Empire” star Jussie Smollett may not be out of the woods just yet. An investigation into a death threat letter the actor supposedly received prior to the alleged Jan. 29 attack has been handed over to the FBI, Chicago Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi told Fox News. Smollett initially had been suspected as the source of the letter. “The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is working closely with our law enforcement partners on this investigation,” the U.S. Postal Service said in a statement to Fox News. “We are unable...
  • Trump formally nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ

    03/26/2019 4:19:58 PM PDT · by Revel · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/26/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Tuesday officially nominated Transportation official Jeffrey Rosen to serve as deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice upon Rod Rosenstein's departure. Rosen currently serves as deputy secretary of Transportation, and will require Senate confirmation for his new role. He previously served in the George W. Bush administration and practiced law at the Kirkland & Ellis law firm. Trump's choice of Rosen was first reported last month, but the president officially sent the nomination to the Senate on Tuesday. Rosenstein was previously expected to leave his role in mid-March, but a senior DOJ official told NBC News...
  • Justice Department sides with court ruling Obamacare invalid

    03/25/2019 7:30:14 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2019 | Peter Sullivan
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that it is siding with a district court ruling that found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. The move is an escalation of the Trump administration's legal battle against the health care law. The DOJ previously argued in court that the law's pre-existing condition protections should be struck down. Now, the administration argues the entire law should be invalidated......
  • DOJ changes course: Entire ACA should be struck down

    03/25/2019 7:21:11 PM PDT · by Revel · 53 replies
    Modern healthcare ^ | 3/25/19 | Susannah Luthi
    The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday took a broader stance against the Affordable Care Act, telling a federal appeals court the entire law can be discarded. The agency called on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a district court ruling invalidating the entire Obamacare law, saying it "is not urging that any portion of the district court's judgment be reversed." The one-page letter came hours after 21 Democratic state attorneys general argued that Congress' zeroing out of the penalty did not make the individual mandate unconstitutional, as U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor decided in mid-December. At...
  • WATCH: Joy Reid Comes To A Real Stupid Conclusion About The Mueller Report

    03/23/2019 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies ^ | March 23, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Source: MSNBC Although the contents of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report have not been released, Lefties, including MSNBC's Joy Reid, are convinced the Department of Justice is "covering up" for President Donald Trump. They have come to this conclusion because Mueller is not indicting anyone else, including Trump. The reason Reid believes a cover-up is taking place? Because the Justice Department ran the investigation. “The fact that this investigation takes place within the Justice Department which Donald Trump essentially controls and that he got rid of the problem, Jeff Sessions, who the one decent thing that he did was...
  • Mainstream media, celebrities stunned as Mueller report filed with no new indictments planned

    03/23/2019 4:41:17 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The mainstream media seemed to suffer a collective shock Friday evening after the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller handed its final report of its Russia investigation to the Department of Justice. MSNBC host Chris Matthews seemed livid that neither President Trump, his children, nor his “henchmen” would face any criminal charges from the special counsel. “Maybe he missed the boat here,” Matthews said of Mueller. “Because we know about the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, we know about the meeting at the cigar bar with Kilimnik [Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian political consultant]. My God, we know about all...
  • Dems' conference call grapples with Mueller report's unknowns

    03/23/2019 4:34:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/2019 | Gregg Re
    A top Senate Democrat on the Judiciary Committee conceded in a conference call with reporters Saturday that when the special counsel's principal findings are released by Attorney General William Barr, there may well be cause for celebration among President Trump's supporters -- many of whom have stood by the president for more than two years amid a torrent of unproven allegations that the Trump campaign illegally conspired with Russia in the 2016 election. "It's the end of the beginning but it's not the beginning of the end," Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons said, echoing his party's strategy of moving forward...
  • The vast attempt to undo the 2016 election has failed: History moves on. The NeverTrumpers cannot

    03/23/2019 2:12:11 PM PDT · by billorites · 20 replies
    Spectator ^ | March 23, 2019 | Roger Kimball
    Well, I am going to miss the full-bore SWAT-team raids at dawn against aging political factota like Roger Stone and Paul Manafort. It was really very courteous of CNN to have been parked outside the homes of those hapless victims so that television audiences all across the country could all be edified by these exhibitions of the coercive arm of state power in action. Mr Mueller could just have had one of his 17 Obama-and-Hillary supporting prosecutors ring up the latest mark and ask him to pop down to headquarters. But that would not have been as dramatic, as expensive,...