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Justice Seeks Info From News Corp.
Wall Street Journal ^ | 9-20-11 | By THOMAS CATAN And DEVLIN BARRETT

Posted on 09/20/2011 5:32:48 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy

U.S. prosecutors have sent News Corp. a letter seeking information about possible payments made by its U.K. tabloid newspapers to British policemen, according to people familiar with the matter.

The letter of request, sent last week, is part of a Justice Department investigation, these people said, into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law that prohibits companies from bribing foreign officials.

The fact the Justice Department chose to issue a "letter of request" rather than a criminal subpoena suggests the department has opted for a less confrontational approach to the matter, legal experts say.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doj; fox; foxfoxnews; foxnews; holder; murdoch; newscorp; waronfox

1 posted on 09/20/2011 5:32:55 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Looks like they are going after Fox News. I knew they would.


2 posted on 09/20/2011 5:38:52 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Buck-I-Guy

There will be one, repeat, one source of news in the USA.


3 posted on 09/20/2011 5:41:36 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Buck-I-Guy

If News Corp was run by blacks, the Department of Injustice wouldn’t be interested in them.


4 posted on 09/20/2011 5:43:20 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Buck-I-Guy
UPPITY.
5 posted on 09/20/2011 5:44:01 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Buck-I-Guy

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) (15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq.) is a United States federal law known primarily for two of its main provisions, one that addresses accounting transparency requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and another concerning bribery of foreign officials.

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Why didn’t we go after Bill & Hillary Clinton then?! Or Buttcrack Obama?


6 posted on 09/20/2011 5:47:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Buck-I-Guy

First they get Gibson for foreign wood, now they are after News Corp. for foreign bribes.

Justice is coming up with off the wall charges.

They are running a vendetta for some reason.

Obama is using Justice as his personal Hit man.


7 posted on 09/20/2011 5:49:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: kcvl

Here comes Holder leading the justice department as they bayonet the wounded....


8 posted on 09/20/2011 5:51:53 PM PDT by Rapscallion (This administration is so bad their corruption is incompetent)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Absolutely NOTHING on the Black Panthers intimidation of white voters in 2008. NOTHING on Fast and Furious. NOTHING on Solyndra. But News Corp.... That’s what they are really after. They want to silence ALL dissent. This is Hitler’s Gestapo in full array!


9 posted on 09/20/2011 5:51:53 PM PDT by sgfan1212
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To: sgfan1212

When will the camps be finished like the ones in NK?


10 posted on 09/20/2011 5:56:30 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: Venturer

It is going to be interesting to watch a President with a 30% approval rating try to take down America`s most popular news channel.


11 posted on 09/20/2011 6:01:13 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Buck-I-Guy

These are the actions of a fascist government.


12 posted on 09/20/2011 6:03:42 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Venturer

Sounds like Obama doesn’t like the heat coming out of Fast n Furious, Solyndra, etc. and wants to shut some mouths.


13 posted on 09/20/2011 6:11:50 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Dream come true for the libtards. They’ve been trying to bury Foxnews for years. I hope Fox wasn’t stupid enough to give them an easy win.


14 posted on 09/20/2011 6:15:41 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Buck-I-Guy

The 1940’s German Jack Booted Thugs are pip-squeeks compared to the Obama/Holder DOJ! I truly fear for our nation and Constitution.


15 posted on 09/20/2011 6:21:51 PM PDT by XHogPilot (I fear for US Constitution andour nation of citizens it protects.)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Holder doing his part to hide the criminal org known as the Obama Administration.


16 posted on 09/20/2011 6:39:26 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Well Beck sure got out at the right time.


17 posted on 09/20/2011 6:44:16 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Buck-I-Guy

“The fact the Justice Department chose to issue a “letter of request” rather than a criminal subpoena suggests...” to me the DOJ doesn’t have anything solid with which to issue a subpoena.

I think it’s a fishing expedition.


18 posted on 09/20/2011 6:54:22 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Leftists always want to outlaw opposition speech it seems.


19 posted on 09/20/2011 7:01:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Marty62
Holder doing his part to hide the criminal org known as the Obama Administration.

The change of the role of the DOJ is shocking - in the "old days" (i.e., pre-Obama) there was some measure of independence because the lawyers felt an obligation to the rule of law, the courts, the Constitution, etc. The system could be gamed by putting grossly incompetent people in place (hello, Janet Reno!!) but we have now moved into a situation where Holder is acting as consigliere to Obama's godfather. His job is to protect the criminal racket.
20 posted on 09/20/2011 7:06:33 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Let me see if I get this right.

The libs HATE Fox news. They’re going after the parent company, News Corp.

But, this law is a US law. They’re going after the British branch, who did something on British soil involving a British politician.

They’re trying to force our laws on Britian.


21 posted on 09/20/2011 7:12:48 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: rockvillem

I remember when Nixon fired a couple of Prosecutors and AGs for doing their jobs. Part of his “impeachment” charges.

How things have changed, get an AG from the Beginning that doesn’t follow the Constitution or the Law and you have no problems.

Theirnot incompetent just part of the criminal org out of Chitown.


22 posted on 09/20/2011 7:15:54 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

The DOJ will learn the hard way to never get into a p!ssing match with a skunk, and I don’t mean that as a slight to Fox or skunks.


23 posted on 09/20/2011 7:30:20 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Buck-I-Guy

They smuggled automatic weapons into a foreign country. Oops, my bad. It was the Justice Department that did that.


24 posted on 09/20/2011 7:33:34 PM PDT by Hoodat (God bless the Commonwealth)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Buck-I-Guy.
25 posted on 09/20/2011 8:04:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Just try to seek any info from Justice, and you will witness stone-walling that would make Richard Nixon proud.


26 posted on 09/20/2011 8:12:20 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Ted Turner was gloating over this earlier today


27 posted on 09/20/2011 10:17:27 PM PDT by wardaddy (, Dick Cheney ....get his book...he should have been President)
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To: Venturer; Travis McGee

I hate to say it...makes me sound like a Gil Scot Heron rap

but Presidents using justice and domestic and even supposed foreign oriented intelligence to attack or keep track of people or entities here was not invented by Barack Obama..even though Holder is obviously super political and a hater of white people...what is it with these half white black guys in power...they turn on half theirsleves...must be weird...like a half traitor

I’m sure it goes back to FDR or even further...

JFK did it, LBJ, Nixon, Ford’s FBI without his knowledge...Bill Casey..God bless him would have liked to....Clinton did it with Craig Livingstone and Justice assets....I don’t think Bush did though....and he had more cause than anyone


28 posted on 09/20/2011 10:24:01 PM PDT by wardaddy (, Dick Cheney ....get his book...he should have been President)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Hey Holder you Idiot ,Fox did not get any AK 47s from you,they went to Mexico,DOPE


29 posted on 09/21/2011 3:54:14 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Justice seeks info from News Corp. ,, but not Fast and Furious , Solyndra and Lightsquared . Anybody see a conflict of interest here ???

I hope 0bama and Holder do jail time !!!


30 posted on 09/21/2011 4:48:33 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

In the United States, said “bribes” are known as campaign contributions.


31 posted on 09/21/2011 7:36:57 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Local news hound gives copper a few pounds for a tip, world of hurt comes down on corporate parent; bundler gives a several thousands to Obama’s campaign, gets 1/2 billion to pi$$ away. Justice indeed. /s


32 posted on 09/21/2011 8:04:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: NonValueAdded

Today, in his address to the Bundestag, Pope Benedict XVI used this quote from Saint Augustine, “Without justice – what else is the State but a great band of robbers?” The more things change, the more they stay the same.


33 posted on 09/22/2011 7:30:33 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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