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  • Eric Holder's parting shot: It's too hard to bring civil rights cases

    02/27/2015 9:36:03 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | February 27, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    In an exit interview, the attorney general says his critics may be partly driven by race.
  • (Sharyl) Attkisson sues DoJ for hacking her computers

    01/05/2015 11:38:27 AM PST · by maggief · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 5, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Did the Obama administration put a journalist under surveillance for reporting critically on its activities? Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson says yes ó and she wants $35 million in damages from the Department of Justice for it. Attkisson filed a series of legal motions today that claim the DoJ hacked into her computer and attacked her professionally: In a series of legal filings that seek $35 million in damages, Attkisson alleges that three separate computer forensic exams showed that hackers used sophisticated methods to surreptitiously monitor her work between 2011 and 2013. Ö In the lawsuit and related claims against...
  • Eric Holder's Wife Is Granted Executive Privilege in Fast and Furious

    10/30/2014 10:27:37 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 29, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Documents obtained by a government watchdog group list emails between the attorney general and his wife regarding a White House statement on the "gun walking" scandal the White House wants kept secret. The release of the government's Vaughn Index of documents that the administration withheld from the House Oversight Committee's investigation of Fast and Furious may not be the October surprise that the Obama administration hoped for. It raises more questions than it answers and shows the absurd extent of the administration's cover-up. On July 18, U.S. District Court Judge John Bates ordered the Justice Department to produce, in...
  • Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

    09/28/2014 12:29:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2014 11:32 AM EDT | Eric Tucker
    Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the GuantŠnamo Bay military commission process. It was an audacious idea, but immediately beset by political opposition and public safety concerns. The Obama administrationís eventual decision to walk away from the proposal was a stinging defeat for Holder and a reminder of the complexities of the legal fight against terrorism. [Ö] Ö (U)nder his watch, the department authorized targeted drone strikes against Americans abroad,...
  • DOJ told to turn over Fast and Furious log

    08/21/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/14 | Laura French
    A U.S. District judge ruled on Wednesday that the Department of Justice must turn over a privilege log of documents withheld by the agency on Operation Fast and Furious. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Justice Department must provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with a list of documents ó but not the documents themselves ó withheld on the gunrunning operation.
  • Justice Dept. Asked Ferguson Police Not to Release Video From Robbery, Official Says

    08/16/2014 1:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 16, 2014 | Alan Blinder
    FERGUSON, Mo. ó Unrest returned to the streets of this St. Louis suburb early Saturday as hundreds of demonstrators, angered by the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer, engaged in a standoff with the police that was punctuated by threats and a new round of denunciations of law enforcement practices. The confrontation, the first serious one since the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Thursday assumed responsibility for security operations here, ended at about 4 a.m. when the authorities, prompted by the gradual dispersal of demonstrators, pulled back to their nearby command post. The Associated Press...
  • FBI Probing Lost IRS Emails as DOJ Sets to Defend Its Investigation

    07/16/2014 4:19:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/16/14 | Staff
    Amid a flurry of Republican calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Serviceís alleged targeting of conservative groups, the Justice Department is set to defend its own probe of the matter as exhaustive and sufficient during a House hearing Thursday on the departmentís response to the scandal. A top Justice Department official will tell the hearing that the department is now looking at how some of former senior IRS official Lois Lernerís emails disappeared -- a new area of inquiry, Attorney General Eric Holder told ABC News in an exclusive interview Friday.
  • Eric Holder Blasts Sarah Palin, Says Some Obama Critics are Racists

    07/13/2014 9:35:21 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | Newsmax, do not see an actual Author
    Attorney General Eric Holder slammed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Sunday, saying she is neither a very good legal scholar nor an effective vice presidential candidate. He also said he believed that some critics of the president attack him because he is the nation's first black president. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/eric-holder-palin-obama/2014/07/13/id/582335#ixzz37Mo2GJX3 Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • U.S. revives group to fight homegrown extremists: officials

    06/03/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/3/14 | Julia Edwards - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is re-establishing a law enforcement group to fight those it designates as domestic terrorists, with an announcement expected on Tuesday, Department of Justice officials said. Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence of such criminals on a national level, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The group will coordinate cases that involve Americans who may be spurred to violence for political or prejudicial reasons.
  • Church Cross Set on Fire

    04/14/2014 1:34:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WYFF4 ^ | Apr 14, 2014
    A wooden cross that sits in front of an Upstate church was set on fire over the weekend, according to an incident report from the Spartanburg County Sheriffís Office. A church deacon at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Old Howard Gap Road reported the burned cross on Saturday morning. He told deputies that someone set fire to the large wooden cross which had a wreath and purple cloth over it between 6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. According to an incident report, church leaders believed that a purple cloth and crown of thorns on the cross were set...
  • REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN LABELS TEXAS AS 'DISCRIMINATORY'

    03/09/2014 11:22:07 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | LOGAN CHURCHWELL
    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN--During a filibuster-style radio interview in Milwaukee Friday, senior Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin) charged that the State of Texas as a whole had a tendency to discriminate against minority voters and should be placed back under Holder Justice Department supervision thanks to his proposed legislation. After the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Actóa policy that held a number of southern states like Texas and other jurisdictions structurally discriminatory toward minorities until proven otherwiseóRep. Sensenbrenner vowed to revive the law. When pressed to justify his desire to again empower the...
  • Cambridge police: Mass Ave sucker puncher not.....

    02/18/2014 7:14:34 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 24 replies
    www.bostoncbslocal.com ^ | 2/17/14 | unknown
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) Ė Cambridge police say the man wanted for sucker punching at least three people over the weekend is not part of a disturbing national trend known as the Ďknockout game.í The series of unprovoked attacks happened in broad daylight Saturday afternoon between Massachusetts Avenue and Trowbridge Street. In this first incident, according to a Cambridge police report, a man told officers he was walking towards Central Square when the suspect walked ďdirectly towards him.Ē
  • Justice bars lawyer from testifying before House panel in IRS (Tea Party) probe

    02/01/2014 5:36:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/14 | Stephen Dinan
    **SNIP** Eight months later, the probe has shown few public signs of progress, and many of the tea party victims say they still havenít heard from the FBI or Justice Department lawyers. House Republicans said they were concerned about the direction of the probe, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican and a subcommittee chairman on the House oversight committee, asked Ms. Bosserman to testify at a hearing next week. The GOP has identified her as the lead lawyer on the investigation, and they have questioned her role, given her history as a significant political donor to President Obamaís 2008 and...
  • Ted Cruz, Eric Holder mix it up at hearing

    01/29/2014 2:02:42 PM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Jan 2014 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday pushed Attorney General Eric Holder for answers about the investigation into the IRS, with the Texas Republican saying he finds what has transpired in the last eight months of the probe ďastonishing.Ē Cruz called on Holder, who was appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to address why so little had been done since the inspector general report concluded that the IRS had improperly targeted conservative groups, tea party groups, pro-Israel groups and pro-life groups. ďIn the 280 days since that inspector general report, nobody has been indicted,Ē Cruz said. ďNot a single person. In the...
  • A Hate Crime in Texas

    12/30/2013 3:41:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 12/30/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    First came the shock. Then disbelief. Then the questions: Why him? Why now? Why did Attorney General Holder choose to file hate crime charges against a white man in Texas for allegedly playing the Knockout Game against a black man?And the biggest question of all: When will public officials and the media stop ignoring ó and denying ó the black mob violence and black on white crime that exists exponentially out of proportion?As examples, many point to recent episodes of large scale black mob violence; smaller but lethal cases of black on white crime; and even more bouts of the...
  • The DOJís Curious Foray into the ĎKnockout Gameí Fray

    12/27/2013 6:39:32 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 27, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The DOJ‚Äôs Curious Foray into the ‚ÄėKnockout Game‚Äô FrayPosted By Arnold Ahlert On December 27, 2013 @ 12:52 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Twenty-seven-year-old¬†Conrad Barrett of Katy, Texas has been¬†charged¬†with a hate crime by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly targeting a 79-year-old black man as his ‚Äúknockout game‚ÄĚ victim.¬†The victim suffered two jaw fractures in the November 24 assault.¬†¬ďSuspected crimes of this nature will simply not be tolerated,¬Ē said Kenneth Magidson,¬†the U.S. attorney for the southern district of Texas. ¬ďEvidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted...
  • White man charged with 'knockout game' hate crime. Racial hypocrisy?

    12/27/2013 11:33:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 27, 2013 | Patrik Jonsson
    The US Department of Justice on Thursday stepped into the cultural fray about the so-called ďknockout gameĒ when it brought federal hate crime charges against a white Texas man for assaulting an unsuspecting black man. The decision shines a brighter spotlight on the knockout game, in which an assailant tries to knock out a bystander with a single punch. A spate of incidents have gathered national attention in recent months, though it is unclear whether the game has become more popular or whether the Internet has simply allowed for isolated incidents to be broadcast more widely. The majority of the...
  • Attkisson: Fast and Furious Whistleblower 'Rare Example' Amidst Obama's 'War On Leaks'

    12/02/2013 6:47:44 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 2, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    Sharyl Attkisson touted 'Fast and Furious' whistleblower John Dodson as "a rare example, especially amid the Obama administration's war on leaks" during a segment on Monday's CBS This Morning. Attkisson, whose reporting on the arms trafficking scandal won CBS a Edward R. Murrow Award, spotlighted the ATF senior agent's new book on "the inside story of why he went public to expose the government's false denials about its gunwalking secrets." The correspondent also pointed out how "there's still a court battle over the 'Fast and Furious' documents that President Obama is withholding from Congress under executive privilege". She also featured...
  • House Judiciary investigating whether Holder lied under oath

    05/28/2013 11:31:36 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 May 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Departmentís (DOJ) surveillance of reporters, an aide close to the matter told The Hill. The panel is looking at a statement Holder made during a back and forth with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about whether the DOJ could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917. ďIn regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material -- this is not something Iíve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy,Ē...
  • Men won't face death penalty in Lansing slaying

    01/11/2013 3:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    9 and 10 news ^ | 1/11/13 | staff
    <p>GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The government won't seek the death penalty for a group of men charged in the 2010 death of a Lansing woman.</p> <p>The Grand Rapids Press reported Friday (http://bit.ly/WxWIie ) that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder notified West Michigan federal prosecutors of the government's decision.</p>
  • Justice Department seeks dismissal of Fast and Furious lawsuit

    10/16/2012 7:53:06 AM PDT · by Snuph · 5 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | October 16, 2012
    WASHINGTON Ė The Justice Department on Monday night sought dismissal of a lawsuit by a Republican-led House of Representatives committee demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder produce records about the botched law enforcement probe of gun-trafficking called Operation Fast and Furious. President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege and the attorney general has been found to be in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents that might explain what led the Justice Department to reverse course after initially denying that federal agents had used a controversial tactic called gun-walking in the failed law enforcement operation. The tactic resulted...
  • Univision: The untold story of what 'Fast and Furious' wrought in Mexico

    09/29/2012 10:22:09 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Sept. 29, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Univision says itíll air a blockbuster investigation detailing the impact of the deeply flawed gunrunning investigation, which operated between Oct. 2009 and January 2011. The Spanish-language channel says the ďAqui y AhoraĒ program will expose the true deadly toll of a covert program where US officials allowed over 2,000 high-powered rifles to ďwalkĒ into the hands of violent Mexican cartels. Expecting American interest, Univision will caption the program in English.
  • ĎFast & Furious' operation: Justice probe clears Eric Holder

    09/19/2012 11:21:52 AM PDT · by barryobi · 41 replies
    politico ^ | 9/19/2012 | josh gerstein
    An internal Justice Department investigation into the Operation Fast and Furious scandal recommends discipline for 14 officials, but found no evidence that the departmentís top leaders knew about the gun-walking aspect of the operation when it was underway. The long-awaited report from Justiceís Inspector General finds misconduct or poor judgment on the part of officials at DOJ headquarters, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives headquarters in Washington and field office in Arizona, and the U.S. Attorneyís Office in Arizona. However, the investigators found Attorney General Eric Holder didnít know about the operation until after the scandal emerged in...
  • DOJ Inspector Generalís Report. Local AFT To Blame For Fast And Furious. Local ATF Says Higher

    08/27/2012 4:59:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 8/27/12 | Zip
    From CBS News: The Inspector General (IG) draft report on Fast and Furious heaps blame on the Phoenix-based staff of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) according to those familiar with the document. Those familiar with the contents say ATF Phoenix officials shoulder much blame, including then-Special Agent in Charge Bill Newell, the lead Fast and Furious case agent Hope MacAllister, and group supervisor David Voth. Since the controversy was first exposed, a divide has developed between the ATF staff in Phoenix who oversaw and implemented Fast and Furious; and their supervisors at ATF headquarters and the Justice...
  • Payback: Holderís DOJ Refuses to Close Whistleblowerís Retaliation Case

    08/10/2012 3:40:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Today marks the four year anniversary of when ATF Special Agent Jay Dobyns‚Äô house was burned to the ground. The blaze was set to his home while his wife and children were sleeping inside at 3 a.m. As a refresher, Dobyns is a 25-year ATF veteran and worked undercover in the Hells Angels gang for two years in what was known as ‚ÄúOperation Black Biscuit.‚ÄĚ When he got out after putting dozens of the Angels in prison, members of the gang in coordination with hard criminals in prisons around the country, issued death threats against him and his family. These...
  • WH: DOJ will work on background checks for guns until Congress passes gun laws

    08/06/2012 10:32:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 8/6/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obamaís spokesman blamed Congress for the lack of stronger gun control legislation and promised that the Justice Department would improve background checks to enhance security. The presidentís approach is that we should work with Congress when possible and administratively when allowed,Ē White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters when asked about strengthening gun control laws ó laws that must respect Second Amendment rights, he said.
  • Federal Court finds Obama appointees interfered with New Black Panther prosecution

    07/30/2012 12:29:49 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 30, 2012 | Conn Carroll
    A federal court in Washington, DC, held today that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justiceís prosecution of the New Black Panther Party. The ruling came as part of a motion by the conservative legal watch dog group Judicial Watch, who had sued the DOJ in federal court to enforce a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents pertaining to the the New Black Panthers case. Judicial Watch had secured many previously unavailable documents through their suit against DOJ and were now suing for attorneysí fees.
  • DOJ charges five with Brian Terryís murder, FBI offers $1M reward for arrests

    07/09/2012 11:06:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/9/12 | Joel Gehrke
    Justice Department (DOJ) officials indicted five individuals for the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry ó who was murdered by drug traffickers armed through Operation Fast and Furious Ė and a $1 million reward for information leading to their arrest. ďAgent Terry served his country honorably and made the ultimate sacrifice in trying to protect it from harm, and we will stop at nothing to bring those responsible for his murder to justice,Ē Attorney General Eric Holder said today. ďThis investigation has previously resulted in one defendant being charged with Agent Terryís murder and taken into custody, and...
  • Grassley asks for Justice Department records of field agent memo on Fast and Furious

    07/05/2012 11:38:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | July 3, 2012 | Senator Grassley
    Article For Immediate Release July 3, 2012 Grassley asks for Justice Department records of field agent memo on Fast and Furious ATF agent describes discussion of operation one day before Justice Department denial WASHINGTON ‚Äď Senator Chuck Grassley today asked Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for information about who at the Department of Justice (DOJ) saw a memo from a special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) who was stationed at the Phoenix field division and was knowledgeable about Operation Fast and Furious.¬† This memo was produced the day before the Department of Justice...
  • Secret Service shuts down ĎFire Holderí protest outside White House

    07/02/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/2/12 | Matthew Boyle
    WASHINGTON ó Secret Service agents shut down a protest outside the White House on Monday where about 30 young protesters demanded President Barack Obama fire Attorney General Eric Holder. Agents on scene claimed a backpack abandoned on a sidewalk was a ďsuspicious package,Ē closing the Pennsylvania Avenue pedestrian mall in front of the White House, and the adjoining Lafayette Park, from protesters and tourists. All pedestrian traffic, including media, was forced to retreat to side streets. Officers roped the streets off with bright yellow crime scene tape and brought in bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs. After waiting on the sidewalk behind the...
  • Secret Service shuts down Ďfire Eric Holderí protest

    U.S. Secret Service officers shut down a student-led protest calling for President Obama to fire Attorney General Eric Holder this morning, according to a report from in front of the White House. After discovering a ďsuspicious package,Ē the Secret Service ended the protest. ďSeveral agents seemed hostile to our march and seemed anxious for us to leave the area,Ē Maurice Lewis, a University of California student, told Campus Reform . ďThe discover[y of] the Ďunidentified packageí came just as the protest began gain traction.Ē