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  • 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. 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 · 157 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 ^ | 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>
  • Federal Judge Blasts Unprofessional Behavior of Justice Department Lawyers

    03/11/2017 1:09:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Here we go again. Another federal judge has scalded the unprofessional conduct of Justice Department lawyers inside the Civil Rights Division. The first time it was perjury . After that, it was unethical conduct in a trial against New Orleans police officers . Now its unprofessional behavior and bigotry toward the South in a federal court trial challenging Texas legislative districts. United States Fifth Circuit Court Judge Jerry Smith has scalded a DOJ lawyer for misbehavior in the courtroom. While it wasn't perjury this time, it was behavior Justice Department lawyers aren't supposed to do. It's behavior Attorney General...
  • Will President Trump Fire U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades on "Billions?"

    03/11/2017 5:38:35 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Self | March 11, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    On Showtime's "Billions," the character of U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades is based on U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara. In fact, the show itself is loosely based on Bharara's investigations of Wall Street. Well, Bharara was just fired from his job so the question is will Chuck Rhoades also be fired from his job on "Billions?" He almost got fired on "Billions" by an Attorney General obviously based on Loretta Lynch. In fact, he deserves to be fired because although he recused himself from the investigation of Hedge Fund manager Bobby Axelrod, he was secretly directing...
  • Preet Bharara leaves a legacy of ethics enforcement in New York that future attorneys should match

    03/11/2017 5:02:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/11/2017 | Errol Louis
    A man of his word, Preet Bharara ran afoul of a President who is a shameless, inveterate fabulist. In November, shortly after the election, Bharara met with then President-elect Donald Trump and his senior adviser, Jeff Sessions, who is now Attorney General. After the sitdown, Bharara told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower that Trump and Sessions had given assurances he could remain U.S. attorney of the Southern District. Weeks later, to the surprise of absolutely no one, it turns out Trump's word, like the signage on his buildings, was made of cheap, bendable brass rather than valuable gold....
  • Dinesh D’Souza Cheers Firing of Obama Lackey Preet Bharara

    03/11/2017 7:49:46 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 48 replies ^ | Mar 11th, 2017
    Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney who was fired today was also the attorney who brought charges against conservative activist and author, Dinesh D’Souza back in 2014. D’Souza was sentenced to 5 years probation and 8 months in a community confinement center. Dinesh D’Souza faced political persecution after he directed and released anti-Obama film, “2016: Obama’s America”. He was indicted over illegal campaign contributions. It was an obvious witch hunt. Read more about D’Souza’s political persecution here.
  • [Preset] Preet Bharra says he was fired "moments ago"

    03/11/2017 11:43:30 AM PST · by gwjack · 219 replies ^ | 3/11/2017 | Staff
    Preet Bharara says he was fired "moments ago." He reiterated that he did not resign his post as Manhattan's federal prosecutor. "I did not resign," Bharara said in a tweet. "Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life."
  • US attorney defies Trump, won't resign

    03/11/2017 10:23:21 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-11-2017 | Robert King
    The U.S. attorney for Manhattan has declined to resign despite a demand from the Justice Department. Preet Bharara declined to tender his resignation on Friday part of a demand from the Justice Department for 46 U.S. attorneys to resign, according to multiple reports. Bharara previously met with President Trump at Trump Tower before the inauguration and had told reporters Trump asked him to stay on.
  • Felony charges awaiting hundreds of Inauguration Day violent rioters

    01/22/2017 8:53:13 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 Jan, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    For the last 8 years leftist thugs have gotten a pass. Early on in the Obama administration, New Black Panther storm troopers – the label is fitting because they were decked out in ominous uniforms – stood before a polling station, weapons at hand, an obvious effort at voter intimidation that drew no official action from Eric Holder’s Justice Department. In effect, open season was declared by the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, and the message was received by progressives. Those days are over, now that Holder’s surrogate Loretta Lynch is no longer in charge at the...
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...