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  • U.S. Attorney General appoints 17 interim top prosecutors

    01/04/2018 5:55:14 AM PST · by ransomnote · 14 replies ^ | JANUARY 3, 2018 | Karen Freifeld, Nathan Layne
    (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday appointed 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim U.S. Attorneys in jurisdictions around the country, the Department of Justice said. The interim posts are for 120 days unless those holding them are re-appointed by a court or officially nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, a Justice Department official said. It is unclear if those named on Wednesday will also be nominated. Some may face political opposition, as U.S. senators traditionally have some say in the nominations of U.S. Attorneys who would serve within their states....
  • Jeff Sessions uses executive authority to appoint 17 interim U.S. attorneys

    01/04/2018 5:42:46 AM PST · by ransomnote · 17 replies ^ | January 3, 2018 | Catherine Garcia
    Using executive authority, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tapped 17 current and former federal prosecutors to lead U.S. attorneys' offices across the country on an interim basis. Sessions had to make the move quickly to beat a deadline; after President Trump fired dozens of lead federal prosecutors last March, he had 300 days to fill the positions. With Sessions making the temporary appointments, Trump now has 120 days to submit to the Senate his nominations for permanent candidates. If he misses the deadline, a federal court in each district will make an interim appointment until the White House and lawmakers...
  • Sessions uses executive authority to appoint interim U.S. attorneys

    01/03/2018 6:47:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | 3 January, 2017 | Jonathan Dienst and Tracy Connor
    With a deadline looming, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using executive authority to name 17 interim U.S. attorneys in cities from coast to coast. Seven of the prosecutors have been serving as acting U.S. attorneys since President Donald Trump axed dozens of the lead federal prosecutors in March, but there's a 300-day limit on that status. The other 10 will replace current acting prosecutors, who get bounced back to their old jobs. Trump now has 120 days to submit nominations for the permanent positions to the Senate — or else the federal court in that district will make a temporary...
  • DOJ Wants Records Of Seth Rich Murder Released

    10/09/2017 2:34:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 10/05/17 | Alicia Powe
    The Department of Justice is demanding the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Washington, D.C., release records relating to the murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich. On Sept. 1, Texas attorney Ty Clevenger submitted a Freedom of Information Act Request with the DOJ and FBI requesting all records and correspondence pertaining to Rich. “This request includes, but is not limited to, any records or correspondence resulting from any investigation of his murder,” Clevenger wrote in his letter to the government agencies. The U.S. Attorney’s Office rejected Clevenger’s FOIA request, demanding he submit a death certificate with his request to prove...
  • Obama to replace U.S. Attorneys

    03/12/2017 9:27:55 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/15/09 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    President Barack Obama plans to replace a "batch" of U.S. Attorneys in the next few weeks and more prosecutors thereafter, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. "I expect that we’ll have an announcement in the next couple of weeks with regard to our first batch of U.S attorneys," Holder said Thursday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing which stretched out over most of the day due to breaks for members' votes. "One of the things that we didn’t want to do was to disrupt the continuity of the offices and pull people out of positions where we thought there might...
  • History: Nets Ignored Clinton Firing 93 U.S. Attorneys, Fret Over Bush's 8 --3/14/2007

    03/12/2017 9:21:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 19 replies
    Media Research Center | 3/14/2007
    The broadcast network evening newscasts, which didn't care in 1993 about the Clinton administration's decision to ask for the resignation of all 93 U.S. attorneys, went apoplectic Tuesday night in leading with the "controversy," fed by the media, over the Bush administration for replacing eight U.S. attorneys in late 2006 -- nearly two years after rejecting the idea of following the Clinton policy of replacing all the attorneys. Anchor Charles Gibson promised that ABC would "look at all the angles tonight," but he skipped the Clinton comparison. Gibson teased: "New controversy at the White House after a string of U.S....
  • 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...
  • DST: Why Can’t It Happen at 4:00 PM Friday?

    03/11/2017 7:04:11 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 38 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-11-17 | MOTUS
    The Democrat Outrage Machine - aka Mainstream Media – is busy generating outrage over Attorney General Sessions asking for the resignation of 46 U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Obama Obama. Because that sort of thing never happens in the peaceful transition of power. More proof that Trump is a Fascist!In other news: Trump will be taking an hour of our lives tomorrow at 2:00 AM as he imposes Daylight Saving Time on the country (except Arizona).And by “hoe” he means, well, you know…Who called me a Pussy?So expect more anti-Trump demonstrations across the country this weekend, because, well Trump!...
  • Jeff Sessions Asks All Remaining Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys To Resign

    03/10/2017 12:43:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 233 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 10, 2017
    In a move that will likely provoke further media, and pundit, fury, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked all remaining Obama-appointed U.S. Attorneys for their resignation. Sarah Isgur Flores, Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice, released the following statement: "As was the case in prior transitions, many of the United States Attorneys nominated by the previous administration already have left the Department of Justice. The Attorney General has now asked the remaining 46 presidentially appointed U.S. Attorneys to tender their resignations in order to ensure a uniform transition. Until the new U.S. Attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated...
  • PROSECUTORS PINK-SLIPPED: AG Sessions asked for resignations of 46 remaining US Attorneys (tr)

    03/10/2017 12:37:13 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 95 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked for resignations of 46 remaining US Attorneys
  • Now Five FBI Field Offices Are Probing Clinton Charity, Adding Fuel To The Fire

    10/31/2016 7:12:56 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 30, 2016 | Richard Pollack
    FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Sunday. Mirroring information provided by a former senior law enforcement official that “multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation,” WSJ revelation confirms what The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group reported in August. FBI field offices in three cities, specifically, New York, Little Rock and Washington, D.C., were coordinating with the U. S. Attorneys working in those...
  • New Report Won’t ‘Stand Down’ Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

    08/06/2014 12:47:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Jonathan Capehart
    On July 31, when all eyes were focused on the Ted Cruz-stoked chaos unfolding in the House chamber over the border bill, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee did something rather remarkable. It voted to declassify its Benghazi report. After two years of investigation, it found no evidence to buttress any of the conspiracy theories surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans. We didn’t get this news from committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). Nope. There was a story in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday. A press release...
  • Holder bypasses U.S. Sentencing Commission in mandatory minimums, angers U.S. Attorneys

    04/10/2014 12:33:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/10/14 | Kelly Ridell
    Attorney General Eric Holder has infuriated U.S. Assistant Attorneys by not waiting for the U.S. Sentencing Commission to recommend reductions of sentencing guidelines for drug offenders and pushing them to prosecute based on his new guidelines. “We do not join with others who regard our federal justice system as ‘broken’ or in need of major reconstruction,” the National Association of U.S. Assistant Attorneys said in a letter to Mr. Holder in January. “Instead we consider the current federal mandatory minimum sentence framework well constructed and worth preserving.” In August, Mr. Holder unveiled his “Smart on Crime” initiative, seeking to “reserve
  • The Justice Department’s Hurricane-Strength Misconduct

    12/04/2012 9:18:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 4, 2012 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    A federal judge orders an investigation of DOJ's "skullduggery" and "perfidy" during a Katrina shooting case. Along with former Department of Justice lawyer and PJ Media Legal Editor J. Christian Adams, I have written a lot over the past several years about the misbehavior, unprofessionalism, and unethical conduct of lawyers at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. We have also written of the bias and incompetence of the lawyers in DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which is supposed to investigate misconduct by Justice lawyers. But now there’s a new author writing about the “skullduggery” and “perfidy” of...
  • Rove deposed in U.S. attorney probe

    07/08/2009 6:40:26 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 42 replies · 1,712+ views
    Politico ^ | 7-8-09 | John Resnahan, Josh Gerstein
    Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove was deposed Tuesday by attorneys for the House Judiciary Committee, according to Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the panel’s chairman. Rove’s deposition began at 10 a.m. and ended around 6:30 p.m, with several breaks, Conyers said. Conyers would not comment on what Rove told congressional investigators, what the next step in the long-running Judiciary Committee investigation would be or whether Rove would face additional questioning. “He was deposed today,” Conyers said in an interview. “That’s all I can tell you.” Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, declined to confirm or deny that his client...
  • Judges dismisses supermarket mogul's racketeering convictions

    06/15/2009 1:38:21 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 21 replies · 1,398+ views
    LATimes ^ | June 10, 2009 | Scott Glover
    George Torres' future looked pretty bleak: The supermarket mogul had been stripped of his riches by government prosecutors, convicted in a massive racketeering case and was awaiting a potential life sentence in federal prison. But in a stunning reversal of fortune Tuesday, the government released its grip on Torres' assets, a judge tossed out the most serious convictions against him, and he was ordered set free -- at least for now. The turnaround came after prosecutors in the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles turned over tape-recorded conversations that contained information that was potentially beneficial to Torres' defense regarding at...
  • CNN Searches for Capitol's 'Jail' in Report on Libs' Desire to Arrest Rove

    08/07/2008 7:50:47 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 324+ views ^ | 8/7/2008 | Matthew Balan
    Now that Congress has recessed, and since the conventions aren’t for a couple of weeks, Thursday’s The Situation Room turned back to the "hot" issue of what many liberals are calling on congressional Democrats to do: arrest and lock-up Karl Rove for his failure to testify on the issue of the firing of U.S. attorneys in late 2006. CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, as part of a report on this possible move by the Democrats, conducted a search for the supposed jail inside the U.S. Capitol. He also addressed the little-used power of the legislature to arrest and try government officials...
  • Justice Calls for Release of Alaska Ex-Lawmakers

    06/05/2009 6:41:04 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 11 replies · 522+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 5, 2009 | Brent Kendall
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department called for the release of two convicted former state lawmakers in Alaska because of prosecutorial errors, in a new embarrassment for the department after it dropped charges against former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. Former Alaska state Reps. Peter Kott and Victor Kohring, both Republicans, were convicted in 2007 on bribery and extortion-related charges. Mr. Kott was sentenced to six years in prison and Mr. Kohring received a 3½-year term. Attorney General Eric Holder said a review of the two cases showed that prosecutors failed to provide information that should have been disclosed to the defense....
  • Feds drop 5-year probe of Perata - no charges

    05/27/2009 10:49:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 521+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/27/9 | Susan Sward, Lance Williams, Chronicle Staff Writers
    SACRAMENTO -- Former state Senate leader Don Perata, who has been the target of a five year-long FBI corruption investigation, will not be charged with any crimes, sources told The Chronicle today. In declining to indict the 64-year-old Oakland Democrat, federal prosecutors in Sacramento put an end to a wide-ranging FBI probe into whether Perata had taken hundreds of thousands of dollars of kickbacks in return for actions he took as a legislator and as president pro tem of the Senate. Perata announced in March that he would run for mayor of Oakland in 2010. The government's decision not to...
  • Sutton defends charging border agents

    04/14/2009 3:05:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 42 replies · 1,072+ views
    Outgoing U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton said Monday he still believes he made the right call in prosecuting two then-Border Patrol agents convicted of covering up their shooting of an unarmed drug smuggler in the back. In a wide-ranging interview since announcing last week that he is resigning April 19, Sutton also said he was voluntarily leaving the job he’s had for more than seven years — the top federal prosecutor of the San Antonio-based Western District of Texas. Sutton, who was nominated to the post by President George W. Bush, said he is leaving for a legal job in the...