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  • Justice Kavanaugh Warns Of Vicious Cycle Of Malicious Prosecutions That Could End Presidency

    04/28/2024 9:11:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/28/2024 | Tom Ozimek
    During Thursday’s deliberations at the U.S. Supreme Court on former President Donald Trump’s immunity claim, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh warned that a decision in the case has future implications for whether future presidents are shielded from vicious cycles of malicious prosecution that could effectively end the presidency as we know it.In the course of two-and-a-half hours of oral arguments on April 25, justices on the Supreme Court appeared skeptical of a ruling by a federal appeals court that rejected President Trump’s claim that he has absolute immunity from criminal charges based on his official acts as president.President Trump was...
  • It’s over (finally)! Ten days later, O’Neill Burke declares victory, Harris concedes in state’s attorney primary

    03/29/2024 5:37:06 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 29, 2024 | Mitchell Armentrout and Matthew Hendrickson
    After almost two weeks of uncertainty, Burke edged out Clayton Harris III for the nomination, with mail ballots tallied Friday sealing the most hotly contested race of the primary a full 10 days after the polls closed. The Associated Press called the race over — and the two candidates agreed.
  • Donald Trump's New Tactic Could Delay His Trial by Months

    11/23/2023 12:16:32 PM PST · by libstripper · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Nov. 23, 2023 | Sean O'Driscoll
    Donald Trump's election interference case could be delayed by months after his lawyers applied for a vast array of classified government documents. On Wednesday, they applied for 57 groups of documents, many of them highly classified, on everything from Justice Department correspondence with President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden to Trump's White House scheduling diary. Trump's team also applied for access to documents pertaining to Russian and Iranian meddling in the 2020 election; Chinese hacking of election computers; full details of all undercover agents deployed at the January 6 riots and a vast array of correspondence relating to...
  • Holder: There Will Be ‘High-Level Prosecutions of People Close to Donald Trump

    05/20/2022 4:55:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/19/2022 | Pam Key
    On Thursday, during MSNBC’s “All In,” former Attorney General Eric Holder predicted “high-level” prosecutions of people close to former President Donald Trump. When asked about the Department of Justice, Holder said, “After the revelations from the January 6 Committee and the great job that journalists have done in revealing a whole variety of things, I think you get a sense of the direction of this, and I think you are going to end up with high-level prosecutions of people close to Donald Trump. I think people at the Justice Department are going to be examined, certainly, people involved in the...
  • Federal prosecutors take over Seattle protester cases, concerning local attorneys

    09/12/2020 11:37:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 22 replies
    KUOW npr (Seattle) ^ | Sept. 12, 20020 | Amy Radil
    This week the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle announced its eighth arrest related to events during this summer’s protests against racism and police brutality. Defense attorneys say the Justice Department is going out of its way to try to discredit the protests. But U.S. Attorney Brian Moran said his Seattle office is focused on cases like arson or firearms violations that he says are hurting the protest message.
  • Is the DOJ responsible for all the unrest(riots)

    06/18/2020 6:43:09 AM PDT · by MAAG · 15 replies
    A free man in a free country, for now! | self
    If the DOJ had brought prosecutions of the "swamp" would we still have all these riots? Now that I think about maybe it could be worse? Is Mr. Bagpipes a swamp rat or just incompetent?
  • The Deep State Will Face Justice Soon! Right?

    08/31/2019 6:16:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 152 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug. 31, 2019 | Peggy Ryan
    "The check's in the mail" is a promise that payment's been sent even if it hasn't. It's a stalling tactic to avoid pressure from creditors, from those expecting payment. That's the scam our government is running on the American people today, a ruse to tamp down expectations of justice. We all know that the FBI used an unverifiable document, the Steele dossier, to get a warrant to spy on Trump using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). This dossier was used to start a counterintelligence operation to plant spies in Trump's campaign, to get a special counsel to impeach the...
  • Michael Avenatti's two legal cases are serious. This one should worry him more

    03/27/2019 6:32:41 PM PDT · by libstripper · 21 replies
    CNN, via MSN ^ | Mar. 27, 2019 | Eric Levenson
    The extortion charge against attorney Michael Avenatti in the Southern District of New York is full of headline-making details: vivid quotes on tape, celebrity attorneys and Nike, one of the world's most recognizable companies. By comparison, the bank fraud and wire fraud charges from federal prosecutors in California are considerably drier, relying on bank statements and financial documents. But that dryness also means the fraud cases will likely be easier to prosecute -- and therefore more dangerous for Avenatti's precarious legal hopes.
  • The Mueller Report and Beyond (vanity)

    03/22/2019 8:40:59 PM PDT · by Baynative · 8 replies
    My cluttered mind ^ | 3/23/2019 | Baynative
    My Prediction: Dems will make a mess of the congressional agenda through the 2020 elections cycle. Lindsey Graham and Doug Collins will keep digging into the corruption and criminal activity in the Clinton Crime syndicate, the FBI, The DOJ and maybe even the media. While evidence and facts will incriminate many people the connections and actual conspiracy will run so deep that all involved on both sides will force it to drag on until the statutes have run out on everyone. During the process, the media will ignore the evidence and when all is said and done a report will...
  • An L.A. triple-murder suspect was tried in China,(trunc)

    05/05/2018 12:13:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies ^ | 5/5/18 | KATE MATHER and CINDY CHANG
    An L.A. triple-murder suspect was tried in China, and his case could open the door for similar prosecutionsWalt Teague had given up hope of making an arrest in the Koreatown triple murder. The suspect, Tai Zhi Cui, had fled Los Angeles for his native China, which has no extradition treaty with the United States. If Chinese police would confirm that Cui was indeed in China, Teague could at least close the almost decade-old case. In a cavernous room off Tiananmen Square, he met with nearly two dozen Chinese police officials. The highest-ranking officer then made an unexpected offer to Teague,...
  • Durham County Sheriff: We Will Identify Those Who Pulled Down Confederate Statue

    08/15/2017 10:00:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 8/15/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews says his office is working to identify individuals who pulled down the Confederate statue on Durham County property Monday night. Andrews’ statement comes amid reports that sheriff’s officials were present when the statue was pulled down, videoing the act but not intervening to stop it or arrest those doing it. Breitbart News reported that protesters placed a tow rope around the neck and shoulder of a Confederate statue and pulled it down from atop the monument on which it stood. WNCN reports that protesters took turns kicking the statue once it was on the ground,...
  • Maricopa County halts smuggling prosecutions

    09/30/2013 3:43:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies ^ | Sep 30, 2013 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's most populous county halted prosecutions of both smugglers and those being smuggled on Monday.
  • Michelle Obama brings anti-violence message to Chicago

    04/10/2013 4:05:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 10, 2013 | Lolly Bowean and Dahleen Glanton
    First lady Michelle Obama brought her message against youth violence to Chicago today, appearing at a luncheon with the mayor and civic leaders and then visiting Harper High School, whose students have often been casualties of gunfire. Attending the luncheon were the parents of slain 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, whose funeral Obama attended in February. "This is personal," said Obama, as she told the story of growing up in Chicago's South Shore community. "Hadiya's family did everything right, but she still didn't have a chance."
  • Obama's 'Untouchables:' How The Most Powerful Wall Street Execs Escaped Prosecution

    01/23/2013 8:50:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/23/2013 | Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian
    PBS' Frontline program on Tuesday night broadcast a new one-hour report on one of the greatest and most shameful failings of the Obama administration: the lack of even a single arrest or prosecution of any senior Wall Street banker for the systemic fraud that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis: a crisis from which millions of people around the world are still suffering. What this program particularly demonstrated was that the Obama justice department, in particular the Chief of its Criminal Division, Lanny Breuer, never even tried to hold the high-level criminals accountable. What Obama justice officials did instead is exactly...
  • Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent

    12/18/2012 8:47:53 AM PST · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/17/2012 | Paul Bedard
    Despite his calls for greater gun control, including a new assault weapons ban that extends to handguns, President Obama's administration has turned away from enforcing gun laws, cutting weapons prosecutions some 40 percent since a high of about 11,000 under former President Bush.
  • Fast and Furious: Prosecutions Coming? Congressman Darrell Issa announces that charges could be

    08/29/2012 10:17:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/29/12 | Bob Owens
    House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa indicated on August 23 that the five Department of Justice officials the committee held responsible for Operation Fast and Furious may face criminal charges. Speaking with Greta Van Susteren of Fox News, Issa discussed allegations that Deputy Assistant ATF Director William McMahon was “double-dipping,” drawing both a full-time salary from the ATF and a second full-time, six-figure salary from J.P. Morgan. The arrangement is suspicious, considering the controversy over McMahon’s role in Fast and Furious and the ATF’s persecution of whistleblowers who sought similar arrangements. J.P. Morgan was one of...
  • Study finds jump in immigration prosecutions (All Hail Obama! Pete Yost 'AgitProp' Alert!!)

    02/01/2011 4:44:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/1/11 | Pete Yost - ap
    WASHINGTON – New government data shows the Obama administration has sharply increased immigration prosecutions and has stepped up cases against white-collar crimes, drug violations, organized crime and official corruption. An analysis compiled by a private group using government data also found that there has been a decline in the Justice Department's felony prosecutions aside from immigration cases, particularly outside the Southwest. The study was released Tuesday by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a private, nonpartisan group based at Syracuse University that compiled the data from the first two years of the Obama administration and the last two years of the...
  • Report says Arizona’s U.S. prosecutor carries a big proportion of cases

    08/19/2010 9:33:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    PHOENIX — Nearly one out of every five cases being brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the whole country are filed in Arizona, according to a report. The Transactional Research Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University found there were 20,818 prosecutions in the first eight months of the current fiscal year. That compares with 109,532 for the entire country. Arizona represents just 2 percent of the national population. More than four out of every five are related to immigration laws. But even within that category, the study shows a clear trend. Five years ago, federal prosecutors brought fewer than 3,200...
  • Growing Number of Prosecutions for Videotaping the Police

    07/19/2010 4:56:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    abc ^ | 7/19/10 | RAY SANCHEZ
    Prosecutions Draw Attention to Influence of Witness Videos That Anthony Graber broke the law in early March is indisputable. He raced his Honda motorcycle down Interstate 95 in Maryland at 80 mph, popping a wheelie, roaring past cars and swerving across traffic lanes. But it wasn't his daredevil stunt that has the 25-year-old staff sergeant for the Maryland Air National Guard facing the possibility of 16 years in prison. For that, he was issued a speeding ticket. It was the video that Graber posted on YouTube one week later -- taken with his helmet camera -- of a plainclothes state...
  • Union label: suckers!

    06/19/2010 2:41:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 454+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 19, 2010 | Editorial
    Remember why unions were formed in the first place -- to protect workers from being taken advantage of? Nowadays, the rank-and-file mostly need protection from their own leadership. Daniel Hughes, former head of the Field Supervisor Association representing Port Authority workers, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court this week to looting $300,000 in members' dues over five years. The union heavyweight allegedly used the money for Queens hotel trysts with hookers, casino getaways and high-priced dinners. A rare occurrence? Hardly. Last May, ex-Central Labor Council boss and former Queens Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin was sentenced to 10 years for embezzlement --...