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  • Citing donations, critics say Lynch shouldn’t decide on Clinton probe

    02/08/2016 5:26:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Critics of the Obama administration say Attorney General Loretta Lynch should be disqualified from overseeing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server because of the more than $10,000 she has given to Democrats in recent years. With Republicans already calling for a special prosecutor to monitor the probe, conservatives are pouncing on the past campaign contributions as evidence of bias. "The latest assertion from her allies that Loretta Lynch is not 'political' is totally untrue," said David Bossie, the president of conservative advocacy organization Citizens United in a statement to The Hill. "In fact, she's been a regular financial contributor...
  • DoJ, DHS hacked; employee data exposed by “Free Palestine” hacktivists

    02/08/2016 12:44:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The FBI’s jurisdiction and its digital presence have intersected in an embarrassing and highly damaging manner. Hackers penetrated networks at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, gaining access to employee records at the FBI and other agencies. Hundreds of gigabytes worth of data have been stolen, the hackers claim, and they are using the hack as a protest for the #FreePalestine movement.Motherboard first reported on the hack, and corroborated at least some of the claims: A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers...
  • Pressure on Lynch to step aside in Clinton email probe

    02/08/2016 6:20:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Loretta Lynch is on the edge of the spotlight, about to be dragged to the center. If the FBI finds sufficient evidence to launch a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton or one of her top aides for mishandling classified information, Lynch's Justice Department will have to decide whether or not to press ahead. Even if no evidence of wrongdoing is found, Clinton's many critics are unlikely to take the word of an appointee of President Obama's, and will doubt that justice has been served. Already, top Republicans are calling for a special prosecutor to be brought in and evaluate the...
  • U.S. Eyes Ways To Toughen Fight Against Domestic Extremists

    02/05/2016 8:08:06 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/4/16 | Julia Harte, Julia Edwards, Andy Sullivan
    The U.S. Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic anti-government extremists, senior officials told Reuters, even as it steps up efforts to stop Islamic State-inspired attacks at home. Extremist groups motivated by a range of U.S.-born philosophies present a "clear and present danger," John Carlin, the Justice Department's chief of national security, told Reuters in an interview. "Based on recent reports and the cases we are seeing, it seems like we're in a heightened environment." Over the past year, the Justice Department has brought charges against domestic extremist suspects accused...
  • New revelation helps exonerate Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In a book just released, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, Judith Miller, a key witness in the Libby prosecution, states that Patrick Fitzgerald had offered repeatedly to drop all charges against Lewis Libby if he would "deliver" Vice President Cheney to him. In addition, she charges that Fitzgerald manipulated her into incorrectly testifying about a critical conversation she had with Libby and withheld exculpatory evidence from both her and the defense in order to induce her mistaken testimony testimony the prosecution knew was made because she was acting under a false belief....[must read snip]....Rizzo, of course, is focused only...
  • Find Out If Your Lawmaker Voted to End Operation Choke Point

    02/04/2016 4:14:29 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    The House of Representatives concluded a tense debate Thursday by voting 250-169 to end a controversial Obama administration program called Operation Choke Point. Critics say the secretive program, run by the Department of Justice, has been used to target politically unpopular industries such as gun sellers. "We're elated," Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., one of the bill's co-sponsors, told The Daily Signal after the vote. "We've been working on this for two and a half years--we've been lied to, put off and dissed by the different regulatory agencies, and we've prevailed."Operation Choke Point was designed by the Justice Department in...
  • Loretta Lynch Thanks Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case For Calling Police ‘Substandard…Lazy…’

    02/04/2016 1:27:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 12:10 PM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    After giving a speech focusing in part on the erosion of trust between citizens and the police, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch thanked the prosecutor in the Michael Brown case for saying police officers in Missouri are "substandard," "lazy" and "incompetent." “You talked earlier about the support of varied and various departments," said Robert McCulloch, prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri. "What I'd like to suggest, though, is that in my jurisdiction we have a number of departments that are substandard... and they tend to get substandard officers and they're paying them minimum wage in some cases - or...
  • Ferguson Residents Worried About Cost of US-Mandated Changes

    02/04/2016 11:24:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 2, 2016 | By Jim Salter
    Many Ferguson residents expressed concern Tuesday that a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice could financially ruin the St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Residents were about evenly split on whether the city should go along with the agreement, which includes overhauling police policies, training and practices. Cost concerns were a common refrain among opponents. The cost of implementing the Justice Department-mandated changes would be significant — preliminary estimates are at least $500,000, Mayor James Knowles said. The city already faces a $2.8 million deficit in part to legal fees, lost sales tax...
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Purchasing Mini Caliber Robot

    02/03/2016 10:11:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    FedBixOpps.gov ^ | FedBixOpps.gov
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives Purchasing Mini Caliber Robot 10--Mini-Caliber Robot Solicitation Number: DJA-15-ANCE-PR-1110 Agency: Department of Justice Office: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Location: Administrative Programs Division (APD) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is DJA-15-ANCE-PR-1110 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. The associated North American Industrial Classification System...
  • Former FBI Official Red-Flags Troubling Lack of Activity at DOJ Regarding Hillary's Emails

    02/03/2016 3:42:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2-2-16 | Debra Heine
    A former assistant director of the FBI is voicing concern about the Justice Department's lack of movement on the ongoing FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email arrangement which, according to sources, will be wrapping up soon. If Bureau leaks are to be believed, the results will show that Mrs. Clinton and her underlings flagrantly violated some of our most important laws -- laws that are designed to protect national security. Anyone else would have been arrested by now. Ron Hosko, who is today president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF), said on Fox News over the weekend that...
  • Nobody Knows: The State of the Primaries and the Nation

    01/31/2016 11:21:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 31, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Largely because of the unconventional nature of the Trump campaign and the increasingly hard to ignore accounts of Hillary's email and Clinton Foundation pay-to-play wrongdoing, it is increasingly difficult to predict the outcome of this year's primaries. It seems to be an anything can happen year. As the Wall Street Journal's James Taranto observes: "The cultural authority of journalism rests not only on its practitioners' fealty to the facts but also their willingness and ability to recognize and respect the actually existing diversity of opinion in the population. In that regard (and for a variety of reasons), that authority has...
  • Dad Arrested for Taking Daughter’s Phone as Punishment

    01/27/2016 12:09:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 72 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/27/2016 | Melissa Walker
    When Ronald Jackson found a text he thought was rude and inappropriate on his then-12-year-old daughter's phone in September 2013, he took the cell away. But the child's mother, Michelle Steppe, balked at his action -- and she called the police. Steppe and Jackson have not been a couple for years, and Steppe is now married to a Grand Prairie, Texas, police officer. When the police showed up at Jackson's door later that day and asked for the iPhone 4 back, Jackson refused. "At that point I decided the police don't interfere with my ability to parent my daughter," he...
  • FBI going 'right to the source' in Clinton email probe, interviewing intel agencies

    01/26/2016 2:43:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The FBI is going straight to the source in its investigation of classified emails that crossed Hillary Clinton's personal server, speaking with the intelligence agencies - and in some cases, the individuals - that generated the information, two intelligence sources familiar with the probe told Fox News. Investigators are meeting with the agencies and individuals to determine the classification level in the emails. The step speaks to the diligence with which the bureau is handling the investigation, despite the former secretary of state's claims that the matter boils down to a mere interagency dispute. "This is not merely a difference...
  • How the Justice Department Is Funding Progressive Groups

    01/26/2016 1:00:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | 1/25/2016 | LOGAN ALBRIGHT
    When a big corporation is charged with antitrust or regulatory violations, and fined billions of dollars, have you ever wondered where that money goes? You might assume that it is deposited in the United States Treasury, for general purposes, or that it goes to victims of the companies’ misconduct. In some cases, you’d be right, but it turns out an awful lot of that money is being funneled straight into progressive non-profits, at the express direction of the Department of Justice. According to an exposé in the Wall Street Journal, the DOJ often mandates as part of settlements that the...
  • Task force recommends how to cut US prisoner count by 60,000

    01/26/2016 12:24:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2016 2:46 PM EST | Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department should limit the types of cases it brings and more nonviolent criminals should be steered toward probation and away from prison, according to task force recommendations designed to cut the federal inmate count and save more than $5 billion. [...] The recommendations from the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections provide concrete steps prosecutors, judges, prison officials and policymakers can take to reduce prison overcrowding and ease spending on a corrections system that's swelled in the last three decades as a result of harsh mandatory minimum sentences imposed on drug criminals. ...
  • Former AG: It’s time to charge Hillary

    01/23/2016 12:05:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 23, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Hey kids, what time is it?* According to former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, it’s time for Loretta Lynch and the Department of Justice to do their jobs and charge Hillary Clinton with mishandling classified information — at the least. Nodding to the expansion of the FBI’s probe into areas of corruption, Mukasey argued in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that the 1300-plus pieces of evidence already on hand more than justifies initial charges — and cites David Petraeus as a precedent: No criminality can be charged against Mrs. Clinton in connection with any of this absent proof that she had what...
  • Fast & Furious Guns Found in El Chapo Compound as Obama Scandal Cover-Up Loses in Federal Court

    01/21/2016 11:56:52 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    A federal judge handed the Obama Administration yet another loss yesterday in the congressional lawsuit to get the truth behind the Fast and Furious fiasco that permitted the illegal sales of guns in order to track the sellers and purchasers. Fast and Furious is yet another example of the Obama Administration’s many scandals stemming from unconstitutional and lawless Executive overreach. Yet this scandal cost lives, and the Obama Administration has been in cover-up mode for years to hide the truth about the reckless gunrunning Operation Fast and Furious. Now a federal court is forcing the Obama Administration to turn over...
  • AG Lynch: We Want $80 Million For Obama’s Gun-Control Plan

    01/21/2016 7:26:00 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | by AWR HAWKINS
    The price tag for implementing President Obama’s executive gun controls is $80 million, Attorney General Loretta Lynch declared during her January 20 testimony before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee. Lynch said the administration will begin pushing for the money in Obama’s 2017 budget request, due next month, according to ABC News, She’s already meeting some opposition. “This subcommittee will have no part in undermining the Constitution and the rights that it protects,” subcommittee chairman Senator Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)68% (R-Ala.) told Lynch. But another Republican lawmaker–Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)– suggested she would support the program to expand of background checks...
  • Fast and Furious Gun Found in El Chapo Hideout

    01/20/2016 7:41:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's hideout in Mexico was funneled through [Obama's] gun-smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. ... Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt after he refused to divulge documents for a congressional investigation into the matter," if you recall. "A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter." El Chapo was found to have one in his possession, and it was part of Obama's Fast and Furious operation. Now, for...
  • Former U.S. Attorneys Predict Criminal Charges in FBI’s Probe of Clinton Server

    01/15/2016 9:19:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-15-16 | Alana Goodman
    Two former U.S. attorneys said the FBI will likely reach a determination in the next few months in its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, and based on publicly available evidence said the bureau could have a strong criminal case. "I expect the FBI to conclude the investigation within 60 to 90 days and make a recommendation to the Justice Department, and I believe they will recommend a series of charges involving the classified information," said Joseph DiGenova, who was U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia during the Reagan administration. The FBI has been investigating whether classified information...
  • Obama Administration Working Feverishly To Make His "Hope And Change" Reshaping Of America PERMANENT

    01/14/2016 7:29:23 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 37 replies
    The Obama Administration is frantically working to make the president's gun control "executive orders" permanent. Knowing the next president can effectively "delete" the unconstitutional actions restricting gun rights, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said they're trying to "institutionalize" Obama's orders long after they're gone. "My goal is to position the [Department of Justice] where it will carry on in all of these issues long after myself and my team have moved on," she said. All GOP candidates have vowed to rescind the executive orders should they win in November, but Lynch and her cronies are setting the wheels in motion...
  • loretta Lynch: We’ll Position DOJ to Do Obama’s Work ‘Long After’ We’re Gone

    For all those who revel in the fact that there are 374 days until President Obama finally gets the hell out of the White House, a cautionary note: Obama and his colleagues are RIGGING THE BUREAUCRACY so that their unique brand of "hope and change" extends far beyond their tenure. The latest evidence: Attorney General Loretta Lynch SAID, "MY GOAL IS TO POSITION the [Department of Justice] WHERE IT WILL CARRY ON IN ALL OF THESE ISSUES LONG AFTER MYSELF AND MY TEAM HAVE MOVED ON." specifically to how she planned to prosecute gun sellers under Obama's new executive actions....
  • Hillary's Problems Grow

    01/13/2016 2:58:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 14, 2016 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- This week, three weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton spent valuable time during an appearance on "Face the Nation" swatting down stories that surfaced Friday. Early on Friday morning when most Americans are asleep, save second-story men, the State Department released thousands of Clinton's emails. In one she seemed to be asking her aide, Jake Sullivan, to send her classified information across a "nonsecure" line. That is to say, across her personal server. She was impatient to read the email's contents and could not wait for it to be sent on a secure line. That strikes a...
  • FBI Investigating Clinton Foundation Pay to Play? (realistic on Hillary indictment)

    01/13/2016 11:19:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 13, 2016 | Peter Flaherty
    According to unconfirmed reports, the FBI is now investigating the possibility that donors were directed to the Clinton Foundation in return for favors from the State Department when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. This would be in addition to the ongoing investigation into Hillary's use of a private email account for official business. We hope the FBI is reviewing the circumstances described below that we uncovered and have already made public: New York University (NYU) and the United Arab Emirates UAE)- We documented that Cheryl Mills, Hillary's longtime aide and confidant, worked as State Department chief of staff...
  • Loretta Lynch: We'll Position DOJ to Do Obama's Work 'Long After' We’re Gone

    01/12/2016 5:21:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 65 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 1-12-16 | Ben Shapiro
    For all those who revel in the fact that there are 374 days until President Obama finally gets the hell out of the White House, a cautionary note: Obama and his colleagues are rigging the bureaucracy so that their unique brand of "hope and change" extends far beyond their tenure. The latest evidence: Attorney General Loretta Lynch told New York Magazine this week, "My goal is to position the [Department of Justice] where it will carry on in all of these issues long after myself and my team have moved on." She was responding specifically to questions about how she...
  • White House Launches 'Task Force' To Combat 'Violent Extremism' [Aborting the 1st Amendment]

    01/09/2016 7:40:57 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/08/2016 | Adam Kredo
    The White House announced Friday afternoon that it is launching an inter-agency task force to counter the sharp growth in violent extremism in America, according to an announcement. As senior members of the Obama administration's national security team meet with technology leaders in Silicon Valley, the White House’s National Security Council announced that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security would team up to launch a Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, according to the announcement. The White House background document accompanying the announcement does contain any specific reference to the types of "violent extremism" the administration seeks to counter. The...
  • White House Launches ‘Task Force’ To Combat ‘Violent Extremism’

    01/08/2016 9:44:08 PM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 8, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Omits Reference To Muslim Terrorism The White House announced Friday afternoon that it is launching an inter-agency task force to counter the sharp growth in violent extremism in America, according to an announcement. As senior members of the Obama administration's national security team meet with technology leaders in Silicon Valley, the White House's National Security Council announced that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security would team up to launch a Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, according to the announcement. The White House background document accompanying the announcement does contain any specific reference to the types of "violent extremism" the...
  • Obama DOJ stiffs Congress over D'Souza file (Defies demand from House Oversight Committee)

    01/08/2016 8:57:49 AM PST · by amorphous · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Jan 2015 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The Department of Justice is defying a request from the House Oversight Committee, refusing to turn over the prosecution file in the criminal case against conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty to a charge that he had used straw donors to make campaign contributions to a Senate campaign. In a letter dated Dec. 22, 2015, House Oversight Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, requested that Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, turn over to the committee the prosecution’s file in...
  • Justice Dept. Assails VW as Barra is Elevated to GM Chair

    01/05/2016 2:38:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 5, 2016 | Mark Modica
    The Obama Administration's Justice Department is now suing Volkswagen for "up to $90 billion for allegedly violating environmental law." Politically-favored General Motors was fined $900 million, or 1% of that amount, for covering up an ignition switch defect that led to the deaths of at least 124 people. At last count, the number of people who lost their lives as a result of emissions' tampering by VW stood at zero. Meanwhile, the GM board unanimoulsy elected CEO Mary Barra as its Chairman, demonstrating that it is still not independent of the White House political operation, even years after the...
  • Republican eyes DOJ budget to block Obama gun orders

    01/05/2016 7:54:48 AM PST · by amorphous · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4 Jan 2016 | Tim Devaney
    A powerful House Republican is threatening to block President Obama's executive order on guns by defunding the Department of Justice (DOJ). In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, warned against enforcing the new gun restrictions. "The next twelve months will be an especially dangerous time for Americans who treasure our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms," Culberson said. "I have formally notified Attorney General Lynch that I will aggressively protect our Second Amendment rights using Congress' power of the purse," he added. "I...
  • Chicago police shot (40 percent) fewer people in 2015

    01/04/2016 8:18:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner
    While the video release of a Chicago police officer's shooting of Laquan McDonald prompted a domino effect of change, including the ousting of the police superintendent and a federal civil rights investigation, the department finished 2015 on an ironic note: Officers shot the fewest people that they have in years. Chicago police officers shot 22 people in 2015, eight of them fatally. That's a 40 percent drop in the total number of people shot compared with 2014, when 37 people were hit by police gunfire and 16 of them were killed, according to department figures.
  • US Attorney declines prosecution of former VA execs

    12/29/2015 9:07:07 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 29, 2015 | AP
    Federal prosecutors have decided not to press criminal charges against two former executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs who were accused of manipulating the agency's hiring system for their own gain. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said Thursday it has declined a referral from the VA inspector general for criminal prosecution of Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves. The inspector general said in a report this fall that Rubens and Graves forced lower-ranking regional managers to accept job transfers against their will. Rubens and Graves then stepped into the vacant positions themselves, keeping their pay while...
  • Hmmm: Budget deal quashes federal payouts for police asset-forfeiture programs

    12/26/2015 3:03:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 26, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Perhaps the omnibus passed last week had at least one small silver lining. The Department of Justice notified police departments that it would no longer provide them with an option of partnering with them on asset forfeiture cases and sharing the proceeds, thanks to budget cuts put in place in the final FY2016 budget. As the Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham explains, the partnership allowed local police departments to evade tougher scrutiny on forfeiture cases and use the lax federal law to keep much more from their seizures: The Department of Justice announced this week that it’s suspending a controversial program...
  • US postpones payments to police in asset forfeiture program

    12/24/2015 7:36:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2015 3:40 PM EST
    The Justice Department said this week it is putting off payments "for the time being" to local law enforcement agencies that participate in the federal asset forfeiture program. The move comes after Congress recently took $1.2 billion from the department's asset forfeiture fund as part of budget maneuvering. Under the program, the Justice Department permits local law enforcement to share proceeds of seized assets from investigations in which they participated. But significant cuts to the fund by Congress mean those "equitable sharing" payments are being put on hold. ...
  • Prosecutors group blasts Obama for releasing drug dealers

    12/22/2015 3:28:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    A group representing federal prosecutors said Tuesday that President Obama violated his own rules last week when he granted clemency to 91 convicted drug dealers who were released from prison early. Reflecting deep divisions in the Justice Department, the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys called on the White House and leaders at Justice to release all information involved in the decisions to release the drug dealers, saying the public has a right to know whether a program to free criminals "is prudent, much less necessary." "Americans need more information than they are getting in order to decide whether now...
  • Mumbai Court pardons David Headley, makes him approver in 26/11 case

    12/10/2015 1:14:31 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, December 10, 2015 | PTI
    From the order of the US court, which convicted Headley for his role in 26/11 conspiracy, it can be seen that the plan could not have reached its logical end without his involvement, the judge noted, saying this was one of the aspects to be considered while tendering pardon to Headley. Mumbai - A Mumbai court on Thursday pardoned Pakistani-American LeT operative David Headley, who had surveyed targets for the 26/11 attacks, and made him an approver in the case, a move that may unravel the conspiracy behind the brazen terror assault. "Accused David Headley is tendered pardon as per...
  • Sanctuary cities put law-abiding citizens at risk

    12/08/2015 1:46:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    San Francisco and other cities across the United States have created so-called "sanctuaries" for illegal aliens. These municipalities are defying federal immigration law, just like some Southern jurisdictions that defied federal civil rights laws in the 1960s. But unlike that earlier era, today's sanctuary cities are creating safe havens for known criminals. Their policies have victimized innocent Americans, enabling illegal aliens to commit thousands of crimes that would not otherwise have occurred. There is no question that sanctuary policies violate federal immigration law. One provision of the law (8 U.S.C. 1373) bans local governments from preventing law enforcement or other...
  • A. G. Loretta Lynch, Obama Regime’s latest 1st Amendment opponent should resign

    12/08/2015 9:30:08 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/8/15 | Alec Rooney
    If Loretta Lynch had a shred of understanding of her true role as Attorney General of the United States, she would be resigning about now. So join the chorus letting her know that she should do just that. Sign the Christian Action Network’s petition calling for her resignation. Immediately after 14 people were shot to death and nearly two dozen wounded in San Bernardino, Calif. last week, Lynch put on her top-nationwide-United-States-official hat and roundly condemned anyone who might dare speak ill of Muslims. She even threatened prosecution of anyone whose words about Islam “edge toward violence.” Who committed the...
  • Fmr.FBI Agent: We have Received 'Nearly Zero Help' from U.S. Muslim Community Since 9/11

    12/08/2015 7:17:45 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-7-2015 | Tony Lee
    Fmr. FBI Counterterrorism Agent: We've Received 'Nearly Zero Help' from U.S. Muslim Community Since 9/11 by Tony Lee 7 Dec 2015 Though President Barack Obama claimed that America must "enlist Muslim communities" to combat terrorism in his Sunday evening Oval Office address, former FBI Counterterrorism Agent John Guandolo said on Monday's Breitbart News Daily (6AM-9AM EST on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125) that since 9/11, "we collectively have received nearly zero help from the Muslim Community." Guandolo, who pointed out on Friday's Breitbart News Daily that a "vast majority" of U.S. mosques and Islamic centers are a part of a...
  • Lynch recalibrates message on hateful speech

    12/07/2015 10:37:13 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | 7 Dec 15 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday appeared to recalibrate remarks she made last week that suggested the Justice Department could investigate speech deemed hostile towards Muslims. "Of course, we prosecute deeds and not words," she said at a press conference Monday to announce an unrelated civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Some conservatives criticized Lynch for her comments to a Muslim civil rights group, where she lamented "the ability of people to issue hateful speech of all types from the anonymity of a screen." Speaking to a Muslim Advocates dinner in Arlington, Va., Lynch affirmed that "this is...
  • AG Lynch presser on DOJ investigation into Chicago shooting

    12/07/2015 7:19:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | December 7, 2015 | Foxnews.Com
    Live Presser.
  • Clarice Feldman: Rebuking Obama's Folly

    12/06/2015 10:18:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 6, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    Once upon a time not so long there were American men like Master Sgt. Roddie Edwards who, while a prisoner in a German POW camp, refused, even with a loaded gun pointed at his head to designate which of his fellow prisoners were Jewish (and therefore subject to certain murder). He ordered all 1,000 American captives at the Stalag IXA POW camp to step forward when his captors ordered all Jews to step forward, saying "We are all Jews here." He led and the men under his command all followed as a rebuke to Nazi hatred and proof of the...
  • Loretta Lynch Stands Boldly with Muslims

    12/04/2015 7:31:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 4, 2015 | Dean Obeidallah, Palestinian/American comedian
    Republican candidates are rushing to brand us all as terrorists. But Obama’s brave AG swung it hard in the other direction. Brava.“The Muslim American community is expanding, which is beautiful.” I doubt you would ever hear these words uttered by a Republican governmental official anywhere. And we definitely know it’s not something you will hear from the 2016 GOP presidential candidates. But those were the very words that United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the sold-out crowd on Thursday night at the Muslim Advocates 10th anniversary dinner. As the emcee of this event, I was excited to hear what...
  • FBI Director: No Indication San Bernardino Shooters Are Part Of Larger Group Or Cell

    12/04/2015 4:05:43 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 86 replies
    FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch held a news conference to update us on the horrific San Bernardino shooting, which is now being handed over to the FBI. The Department of Justice now says this is a federal terrorism investigation.
  • Loretta Lynch: We will prosecute hateful rhetoric about Muslims that "edges towards violence"

    12/04/2015 7:13:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via BuzzFeed. To be honest, I’m not sure my headline captures what she’s saying. Watch the clip and ask yourself if she’s talking about hateful acts or hateful speech. Not so clear, is it? She mentions speech and rhetoric and the First Amendment but she keeps coming back to prosecuting actions. If all she’s saying is that she’ll charge anyone who acts violently towards Muslims, that’s not newsworthy. That’s her doing her job. If what she’s saying is that she’ll charge anyone who speaks violently about Muslims, that’s something else. She could have spoken perfectly clearly on this subject if...
  • Loretta Lynch Belonged to Jew-Hating, Pro-Terrorist Harvard Group

    12/04/2015 5:04:52 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 45 replies
    Got News.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch belonged to a student group that brought Jew-hating Palestinian terrorists to Harvard Law School every year she was a member. Lynch belonged to the Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA) from 1981-1984 when she was a student. During those years the radical black group brought representatives from the Palestinian Liberation Operation (PLO). The group's leader, Mohammed Kenyatta, called for the "liberation of Palestine" and expressed support for the terrorist organization. The BLSA defended bringing the terrorists in a letter to the editor of the Harvard student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. Jewish student organizations protested the...
  • Gowdy -Piercing Response to Obama Equating Concerns Syrian Refugees to Fear ‘Widows Orphans’

    12/04/2015 2:42:28 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov 19, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    Watch Trey Gowdy Give Piercing Response to Obama Equating Concerns About Syrian Refugees to Fear of ‘Widows and Orphans’ Nov. 19, 2015 Fred Lucas Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) responded to President Barack Obama mocking assertion that caution from Republicans over accepting thousands of Syrian refugees is about being scared of widows and orphans. The president says we are scared of widows and orphans,” Gowdy, the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, said Thursday at a hearing on the Syrian refugees. “With all due respect to him, what I’m really afraid of is a foreign policy...
  • Black Lives Matter Meets with AG Loretta Lynch Today per Twitter

    12/04/2015 12:49:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    We just finished meeting w/ AG @LorettaLynch re: the movement, criminal justice, policing & #CampaignZero.
  • Justice Department investigating arrest of Texas 'clock kid' Ahmed Mohamed, AG Loretta Lynch

    12/04/2015 12:17:53 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    The Justice Department is investigating the case of a 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to his Texas high school. Speaking at a Thursday event held by Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy group, Lynch said her department is looking into the actions of the Irving, Texas Police Department in the September arrest of high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed.
  • AG Lynch: ‘We’ve Had Over 1,000 Investigations Into Acts of Anti-Muslim Hatred, Including…’

    12/04/2015 9:39:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 4, 2015 | 10:40 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    During an appearance at the Muslim Advocates annual dinner on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said since 9/11, the Justice Department had "over 1,000 investigations into acts of anti-Muslim hatred, including rhetoric and bigoted actions," and more than 45 prosecutions as a result. [...] Muslim Advocates is a "national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths," according to its website. ...