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  • Attorney General William P. Barr on the Nomination of Jay Clayton to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

    06/19/2020 7:50:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 6/19/2020
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs Attorney General William P. Barr has released the following statement: “I am pleased to announce that President Trump intends to nominate Jay Clayton, currently the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to serve as the next United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. For the past three years, Jay has been an extraordinarily successful SEC Chairman, overseeing efforts to modernize regulation of the capital markets, protect Main Street investors, enhance American competitiveness, and address challenges ranging from cybersecurity issues to the COVID-19 pandemic. His management experience and expertise in...
  • Former US Attorney, Senate Judiciary Committee Member and Co-FISA Law Writer

    11/23/2019 10:53:46 AM PST · by justme4now · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/23/2019 | self
    I know that a lot of folks have seen, (or heard) the 'spin' that the media is putting on the "small alterations" by the "low level agent" to the FISA warrants and I wonder ... How many watched the Sean Hannity Show yesterday (which was mercifully hosted by Jason Chaffetz)?
  • Prosecutors unlikely to charge Trump Org executives, sources say

    07/12/2019 3:52:12 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 33 replies
    A federal investigation into whether Trump Organization executives violated campaign-finance laws appears to be wrapping up without charges being filed, according to people familiar with the matter. For months, federal prosecutors in New York have examined whether company officials broke the law, including in their effort to reimburse Michael Cohen for hush-money payments he made to women alleging affairs with his former boss, President Donald Trump. In recent weeks, however, their investigation has quieted, the people familiar with the inquiry said, and prosecutors now don't appear poised to charge any Trump Organization executives in the probe that stemmed from the...
  • DOJ reveals name of ex-US Attorney accused of sexual misconduct after Buzzfeed lawsuit

    05/20/2019 12:46:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/20/19 | Zack Budryk
    The Justice Department has revealed the name of a former U.S. attorney accused of misconduct after Buzzfeed News successfully sued for disclosure of his identity. The Justice Department announced in May 2017 that the since-retired attorney had an affair with a subordinate, created a hostile work environment and possibly violated department policy on sexual harassment. A federal judge ruled in March that public interest superseded government officials’ right to privacy, forcing the Justice Department to disclose last week the attorney in question was Stephen Wigginton, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois from 2010 to 2015....
  • Comey’s daughter is the assistant U.S Attorney for SDNY....since 2015

    03/30/2019 8:49:05 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 61 replies
    Ummm did we know Comey’s daughter was an assistant U.S Attorney for SDNY since 2015... So many questions...is she recused from all things involving the Trump family? Is she recused from everything referred by Mueller?? @TheJusticeDept @DonaldJTrumpJr
  • Adam Schiff adds former NBC News analyst, Trump critic Daniel Goldman to Intelligence Committee

    03/05/2019 1:30:41 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/05/2019 | Brian Flood
    The House Intelligence Committee has hired former NBC News legal analyst Daniel Goldman -- an outspoken critic of President Trump -- as senior adviser and director of investigations, Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff announced on Tuesday. Goldman was an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of New York from 2007 to 2017, where he prosecuted everyone from Russian mobsters to Las Vegas sports bettors. He also has deep ties to NBC, having worked at the Peacock Network as a researcher during the 2000, 2002 and 2004 Olympics before becoming a federal prosecutor – long before his recent stint as...
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Criminal Charges Against Société Générale S.A. For Violations of

    11/19/2018 5:02:29 PM PST · by bitt · 5 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 11/19/2018 | Southern District of New York
    Bank to Pay Total Penalties of more than $1.3 Billion as part of Resolution with Federal and State Prosecutors and Regulators Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James D. Robnett, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), and Mark Bialek, Inspector General, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“IG-FRB/CFPB”), announced criminal charges against Société Générale S.A. (“SG” or the “Bank”) consisting of a one-count felony information charging SG with conspiring to violate...
  • JUST IN: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein ordered Trump-appointed US attorney ,,,

    08/26/2018 12:49:55 PM PDT · by blueyon · 95 replies
    Wired Sources on Twiiter ^ | 8/26/18 | Wired Sources
    JUST IN: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein ordered Trump-appointed US attorney Geoffrey Berman to recuse himself from Michael Cohen case, letting Democrat holdovers of anti-Trump Preet Bharara pursue the case - NYP
  • US Attorney, Trump appointee, recused from Michael Cohen investigation

    04/10/2018 9:14:33 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 53 replies
    ABC.com ^ | 4/10/2018 | JONATHAN KARL and JOSH MARGOLIN
    ABC News has learned that Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is recused from the Michael Cohen investigation. Two sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News Berman was not involved in the decision to raid Cohen's office because of the recusal. The recusal was approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The raid of Cohen's handled by others in the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and approved by a federal judge.
  • Trump-appointed US attorney recused from Michael Cohen investigation

    04/10/2018 10:20:19 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 31 replies
    KTRK-ABC ^ | 4/10/17 | JONATHAN KARL
    ABC News has learned that Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is recused from the Michael Cohen investigation. Two sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News Berman was not involved in the decision to raid Cohen's office because of the recusal. The recusal was approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
  • Gillibrand, said to have her eye on 2020, vows to block key Trump DOJ appointee

    01/18/2018 5:26:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18, 2018 | Jake Gibson
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is one of the most talked-about potential Democratic candidates for the White House in 2020. But she has also turned into a thorn in the side of the Department of Justice as she holds up one of DOJ's highest-profile postings. The junior senator from New York plans to use her “blue-slip prerogative” to block the confirmation of Geoffrey S. Berman, if he is nominated by President Trump to be the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, Gillibrand spokesman Glen Caplin told Fox News. Berman, 58, a former prosecutor in the...
  • Breaking! The FBI Is Going After The Justice Department

    11/05/2016 3:31:07 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 99 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | 11/4/2016 | Red State Watcher
    According to sources, a former D.C. based US Attorney is claiming that agents in the FBI want to take down top officials in the Justice department. RightWingNews.com reported: The attorney claims that the FBI is going to bring the whole place down. Man, I hope and pray that is true. This guy names names too… Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Assistant Attorney General Peter Kaznick, Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin and Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell are all on the to-do list of the FBI. Sucks to be them. ...
  • President Donald J. Trump Announces Ninth Wave of Judicial Nominees

    12/20/2017 10:43:09 PM PST · by Impy · 19 replies
    The White House, Office of the Press Secretary ^ | 12-20-2017 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Today President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate a ninth wave of judicial nominees and a tenth wave of United States Attorney nominees as follows: If confirmed, Joel M. Carson III of New Mexico will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Joel Carson currently serves as a part-time Magistrate Judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico and as a partner in the Roswell-based firm Carson Ryan, LLC. Prior to being selected as a Magistrate Judge in 2015, and starting his own firm in 2014,...
  • AP: FBI Sent Hamas Money in Clinton Days

    10/06/2003 2:32:53 PM PDT · by Dog · 158 replies · 769+ views
    AP: FBI Sent Hamas Money in Clinton Days JOHN SOLOMON Associated Press WASHINGTON - While President Clinton was trying to broker an elusive peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the FBI was secretly funneling money to suspected Hamas figures to see if the militant group would use it for terrorist attacks, according to interviews and court documents. The counterterrorism operation in 1998 and 1999 was run out of the FBI's Phoenix office in cooperation with Israeli intelligence and was approved by Attorney General Janet Reno, FBI officials told The Associated Press. Several thousand dollars in U.S. money was sent to suspected...
  • Dana Boente’s Resignation as U.S. Attorney Could Endanger Mueller’s Russia Investigation

    10/29/2017 5:22:23 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/27/2017 | Max Kutner
    With the resignation of Dana Boente on Friday as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to replace another Obama-era holdover in the Department of Justice line of succession. If Trump demands that the department fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and if enough officials resign or get fired rather than carry out his order, the decision to do so could fall to Boente’s successor. As Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump has been interviewing candidates for some of the 93 open U.S. attorney positions. Democratic lawmakers and legal...
  • Here's a List of U.S. Attorney Nominations President Trump Just Sent to The Senate

    09/12/2017 11:52:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump sent half-a-dozen U.S. attorney nominations to the Senate Monday, ramping up efforts by the White House to get important legal positions filled as the administration moves into its eighth month. Here's the list, provided by the White House: -Scott W. Brady, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years, vice David J. Hickton, resigned. -Bobby L. Christine, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia for the term of four years, vice Edward J. Tarver, resigned. -David J. Freed, of Pennsylvania,...
  • Russian suspected hacker moves step closer to US extradition

    05/30/2017 6:25:00 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 30 May 2017 14:04 EDT | Shaun Walker
    [snip]The murky case has so far thrown up far more questions than answers, but one thing is clear: US authorities are determined to extradite the 29-year-old Muscovite, who drove a Lamborghini and socialised with the children of top Russian officials, and Moscow is determined to get him back, filing its own extradition request. [snip] The affidavit relates solely to the hacking of LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring in 2012, and does not mention any election hacking. However, Nikulin wrote in a letter from prison that Miller had interrogated him in Prague on 7 February and raised the election hacking. Excerpts of...
  • Ex-hedgie seeks to keep suit vs. Preet Bharara alive

    03/24/2017 10:36:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 24, 2017 | By Carleton English and Kaja Whitehouse
    A former hedge fund manager on Friday fought for a chance to get former Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara on the witness stand. David Ganek, founder of Level Global, asked a federal appeals court to keep alive his 2015 lawsuit charging Bharara and the FBI with “fabricating evidence” to raid his $4 billion hedge fund in 2010. Bharara already tried once filed to kill the suit, which a trial judge denied in March. The prosecutor then appealed the ruling. “The notion there is no remedy when an officer of the United States [lies] in an affidavit is extraordinary,” Ganek’s lawyer...
  • Huber to stay on as interim U.S. Attorney for Utah ( Bundy connections )

    03/20/2017 9:24:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    St. George News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Mori Kessler
    John Huber will continue to serve as the U.S. attorney for Utah, at least for the time being. Huber was given a reprieve by the U.S. Justice Department and will stay on as an interim U.S. attorney for the state for the next four months. Huber was one of 46 U.S. attorneys who were asked by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last Friday to resign. ... Huber joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 2002 and was appointed to become Utah’s U.S. Attorney in February 2015 with the support of Sen. Orrin Hatch. Huber was confirmed by the Senate in June...
  • Bharara refused to return phone call from Trump citing DOJ rules

    03/12/2017 9:28:35 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 127 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/12/2017 | Daniel Halper
    <p>Prosecutor Preet Bharara was fired by the attorney general a day after he refused to return a phone call from President Trump, a report alleges.</p> <p>An assistant to the president of the United States called Bharara’s office Thursday, saying the president wanted to talk, but Bharara refused citing Department of Justice rules, the New York Times reported.</p>