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  • House GOP chair calls for investigation into FBI’s Clinton Foundation probe

    05/01/2018 2:10:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/18 | Melanie Zanona
    *SNIP* Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday raising issues some of the claims laid out by a scathing inspector general report on Andrew McCabe, the fired FBI deputy director. “I have serious concerns that the Department, during the Obama Administration, attempted to obstruct justice by attempting to inappropriately terminate an FBI investigation on the Clinton Foundation,” Goodlatte wrote. “Under the facts laid out by the DOJ Inspector General (IG), it is shocking to hear that the Obama Department of Justice may have allowed politics to dictate...
  • House Judiciary Dem calls for emergency FBI, DOJ meeting over Nunes memo

    02/01/2018 4:07:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 156 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 1, 2018 | John Bowden
    Letter and Tweet at link. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are calling for an immediate meeting with officials from the FBI and Department of Justice over the claims made in the memo drafted by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). The letter, spearheaded by ranking member Rep. Jerrod Nadler (D-N.Y.), is directed to committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). In it, Nadler asks Goodlatte to arrange a meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray and other representatives from the Justice Department to examine the "talking points" that he says Republicans are using to "discredit the work of the FBI and Special Counsel...
  • On Deck Circle – House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte Sends Preservation Notice To FBI Director Wray…

    01/29/2018 7:06:03 PM PST · by bitt · 68 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/29/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Batting Order: Chairman Nunes (aggregate IC focus) got a lead of single by strategically presenting the classified documents in a 4-pg summary form. Next up came Chairman Chuck Grassley (FBI focus). As Grassley questioned the FBI, Nunes stole second with release of the House Intel memo. Grassley remains at the plate comfortably ahead in the count; while Chairman Goodlatte (Justice oversight) is on on deck circle sending signals: Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the statement below regarding reports indicating that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will step down from his...
  • Letter to Attorney General

    On July 27, 2017 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JUDICIARY COMMITTEE sent letter to JEFF SESSIONS and ROD ROSENSTEIN.. requesting another Special Counsel be appointed to investigate, Loretta Lynch, Comey, Clinton, Clinton Foundation, Uranium One... All the details are in this letter. They still have not received a reply. But the Inspector General has supposedly dumped 1.2 Million documents to the Attorney General (last nite) regarding his investigation that has been going on behind the scenes for a over a year now (speculation), including Uranium One players, etc. I didn't realize this letter was out there.
  • FBI Knew The ‘Bleach Bit’ Computer Guy Lied In Hillary Clinton Email Testimony, Gave Him Immunity

    01/03/2018 10:37:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2018 | John Sexton
    The Hill published a story today based on leaks from a recent House Judiciary Committee meeting where FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe discussed elements of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Republicans on the committee say McCabe outlined some irregularities that suggest the outcome of the investigation was rigged in Clinton’s favor. Among the new findings is that an unnamed tech specialist who used Bleach Bit to wipe Clinton’s server after a congressional subpoena was issued admitted lying to the FBI [emphasis added]: A computer technician who deleted Clinton emails from her server in March 2015 after a congressional subpoena...
  • House Committee Unites to Clamp Down on Indian Firms’ Use of H-1B Visas

    12/27/2017 11:05:33 AM PST · by KingofZion · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2017 | Laura Meckler
    Bipartisanship on the divisive issue of immigration is a rarity in Congress, but that is what happened when the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation making it harder for Indian outsourcing companies to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S. At the same time, the bill eases rules on some U.S. high-tech firms that use H-1B visas, putting political distance between Silicon Valley and Indian outsourcers as President Donald Trump condemns the program as rampant with abuse and a source of unfair competition to American workers. The new rules apply only to companies that are heavy users of the program,...
  • FBI’s McCabe faces GOP calls for ouster, ahead of closed-door testimony

    12/19/2017 10:33:53 AM PST · by mojito · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/19/2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Top Republicans are stepping up their criticism of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, even suggesting he should be ousted amid allegations conflicts of interest and anti-Trump political prejudice at the agency. “Andrew McCabe cuts across every facet of every investigation in 2016 that your viewers are interested in from Secretary [Hillary] Clinton’s emails to the investigation into the Trump campaign,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" on Tuesday. A day earlier, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley told reporters that McCabe should be fired. “And I’ve said that before and I’ve...
  • DOJ bias is like a cancer: Rep. Gaetz (VIDEO/Lou Dobbs)

    12/16/2017 2:06:30 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/15/17 | YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwAki5Y_TcQ DOJ bias is like a cancer: Rep. Gaetz (On with Lou Dobbs) 12/15/17 Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) mentions why special counsel Robert Mueller must end his Russia investigation.
  • Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next week

    12/06/2017 1:35:34 PM PST · by SSS Two · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/17 03:26 PM EST | BY BRETT SAMUELS
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify next week before the House Judiciary Committee about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Rosenstein will appear before the panel on Dec. 13, Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced Wednesday. Rosenstein's hearing comes as Republicans express concerns over possible bias in Mueller's investigation. Reports last week said the special counsel had removed a veteran FBI agent from his team for sending anti-Trump text messages. It was later reported the same agent, Peter Strzok, edited a key phrase in former FBI Director James Comey’s statement...
  • Pelosi defends Conyers as 'an icon' amid sexual harassment claims

    11/26/2017 2:25:25 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 26/11/17 | Dylan Stableford
    Video House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi defended Rep. John Conyers on Sunday while saying accusations of sexual harassment against the 88-year-old Democratic congressman from Michigan should be taken “seriously.” On NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Pelosi called Conyers “an icon in our country” who “has done a great deal to protect women” and deserves “due process.” “Just because someone is accused — and was it one accusation? Is it two?” Pelosi, D-Calif., said. “The fact is, as John reviews his case, which he knows, which I don’t, I believe he will do the right thing.” Last week, BuzzFeed revealed that in...
  • Sessions pushes back on calls for Clinton special counsel

    11/14/2017 9:27:10 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2017 | Katie Bo Williams
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday pushed back on the immediate need for a second special counsel to investigate former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. It would take "a factual basis that meets the standard of a special counsel" for the Justice Department to make such an appointment, he said during a heated exchange with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) at a Tuesday House Judiciary Committee meeting. Jordan made a fiery case for allegations of improper spying on the Trump campaign by the Obama administration DOJ that widely touted amongst Capitol Hill Republicans. Sessions at first demurred, noting that Comey is...
  • Jeff Sessions: 'Not enough evidence' for special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton

    11/14/2017 10:10:29 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 332 replies
    Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said there was “not enough evidence” to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, a day after reports surfaced that the attorney general had authorized senior prosecutors at the Department of Justice to evaluate an inquiry into the Clinton Foundation. Testifying before the House judiciary committee, Sessions also appeared to push back on Donald Trump’s repeated insistence that the FBI should focus on investigating Clinton as opposed to potential collusion between his own presidential campaign and Russia.
  • WATCH LIVE: Attorney General Sessions testifies to the House Judiciary Committee

    11/14/2017 7:05:37 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 127 replies
    WATCH LIVE: Attorney General Sessions testifies to the House Judiciary Committee
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

    11/13/2017 8:16:08 PM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    c-span.org ^ | nov 14, 2017 | c-span
    Airing LIVE Tuesday, Nov 14 10:00am EST on C-SPAN.org
  • Sessions considering second special counsel to investigate Republican concerns, letter shows

    11/13/2017 6:29:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 11/13/17 | Matt Zapotosky
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns — including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia — and has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore at least some of the matters and report back to him and his top deputy, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Post. The revelation came in a response from the Justice Department to an inquiry from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.), who in July and again in...
  • Sessions directs prosecutors to 'evaluate certain issues' involving Uranium One and Clinton

    11/13/2017 4:29:06 PM PST · by BusterDog · 111 replies
    "EXCLUSIVE – Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate “certain issues” requested by congressional Republicans, involving the sale of Uranium One and alleged unlawful dealings related to the Clinton Foundation, leaving the door open for an appointment of another special counsel. In a letter first obtained by Fox News, the Justice Department responded to July 27 and September 26 requests from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and other committee members, who called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the matters in question. The letter comes on the eve of Sessions’ testimony before...
  • House Judiciary chairman announces retirement

    11/09/2017 8:57:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/09/17 10:58 AM EST | By Cristina Marcos -
    Autoplay: On | Off House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said Thursday that he will not seek reelection, becoming the latest in a string of GOP lawmaker retirements. Goodlatte, 65, is the third term-limited House committee chairman to announce his plans to leave the chamber within the last week. "With my time as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December 2018, this is a natural stepping-off point and an opportunity to begin a new chapter of my career and spend more time with my family, particularly my granddaughters," Goodlatte said in a letter to supporters.
  • Goodlatte of Virginia retiring from Congress after 13 terms

    11/09/2017 8:27:53 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/9/2017
    Days after Republicans suffered electoral defeats up and down the ballot in Virginia, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced he will not seek reelection next year. “After much contemplation and prayer,” the 13-term congressman said in a statement that he and his wife decided the time was right for him to step aside. “With my time as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December 2018,” he said, “this is a natural stepping-off point and an opportunity to begin a new chapter of my career and spend more time with my family, particularly my granddaughters.”...
  • House GOP leaders open probe into FBI's handling of Clinton investigation

    10/24/2017 9:52:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 24, 2017 | Oliver Beavers
    The chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees announced on Tuesday a joint investigation into how the FBI handled last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. "Decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 have led to a host of outstanding questions that must be answered," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a joint statement. The two Republican leaders said they have questions about the FBI's decision to openly declare the bureau's investigation into Clinton's handling of classified information, while quietly investigating...
  • GOP Judiciary Chair Won’t Answer Questions on GOP Plan to Ensure Illegals Aren't Deported

    02/05/2015 3:06:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes & Michael W. Chapman
    Video at link. (CNSNews.com) -- Despite House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions' (R-Tex.) statement on Dec. 3 that he and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) were working together to “push a bill” on immigration that would not “remove any person that might be here unless they were dangerous to this country and committed a crime,” Goodlatte would not confirm or deny such a proposal, or discuss the issue of immigration when questioned on Wednesday, Feb. 4. CNSNews.com sent Goodlatte's office via email four question related to Sessions' assertion. On Feb. 5, a spokesperson for Goodlatte’s office told CNSNews.com said Goodlatte “has...