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  • AG Barr Defends Trump in Oval Office “Your Declaration of Border Emergency is CLEARLY AUTHORIZED”

    03/15/2019 2:45:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 102 replies ^ | 3/15/19 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday Attorney General Bill Barr sided with President Trump. Barr said the president “absolutely has the right to declare a national emergency on the southern border there. He says the veto is the right thing to do. And the declaration will hold up in a court of law. AG Bill Barr: Mr. President your declaration of an emergency on the southern border was clearly authorized under the law and consistent with past precedent… The humanitarian and security crisis that we currently have right now on the border is exactly the type of emergency that presidents are permitted to address....
  • Trump puts $3.3 billion FBI Headquarters proposal on hold

    03/11/2019 7:45:06 PM PDT · by libstripper · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept. 11, 2019 | Jeff Mordock
    The Trump administration will not ask for additional funding for its $3.3 billion plan to tear down and rebuild the FBI headquarters in downtown Washington, a Justice Department official said Monday.
  • Trump Poised to Name Jeffrey Rosen as Deputy Attorney General

    02/19/2019 8:33:18 PM PST · by old-ager · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | Feb 19, 2019 | multiple
    Trump Poised to Name Jeffrey Rosen as Deputy Attorney General
  • Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein expected to step down by mid-March, official says

    02/18/2019 6:44:56 PM PST · by usafa92 · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role at the Justice Department by mid-March, a senior DOJ official told Fox News on Monday. An announcement of who has been selected to replace Rosenstein could come as early as this week. A Trump administration official added that Attorney General William Barr has picked Jeffrey Rosen to serve as his deputy attorney general. Fox News reported in January that Rosenstein was expected to step down in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition for Barr, who was sworn in on Thursday.
  • Senate votes to confirm Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general

    02/14/2019 10:13:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 14, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate voted Thursday to approve William Barr as attorney general, giving the Justice Department its first confirmed chief since President Trump ousted Jeff Sessions last fall. More than 50 senators voted for Barr’s nomination, giving him enough support to be confirmed. The vote caps off a relatively low drama fight over Trump’s second nominee for the post. Barr was largely on a glide path after he cleared the Judiciary Committee and a procedural vote without any missteps that threatened GOP support for his nomination. Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) appeared to be the only Republican who would vote against Barr...
  • Acting AG Whitaker: 'Deeply concerning' how CNN found out about Stone raid

    02/08/2019 10:29:43 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/08/19 | Joe Concha
    Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker said it was "deeply concerning" to him how CNN appeared to have advance knowledge of a raid on the home of political operative Roger Stone. "It was deeply concerning to me as to how CNN found out about that,” Whitaker stated during an oversight hearing to the House Judiciary Committee on Friday morning. CNN said on Jan. 24 that it was in position to capture the dramatic raid by the FBI as a result of "good instincts, some key clues, more than a year of observing comings at the DC federal courthouse and the special...
  • CNN Producer Admits He Was "Waiting" Outside Roger Stone’s House an Hour Before Arrest (leak alert)

    01/25/2019 6:16:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 78 replies
    NewsWars ^ | January 25, 2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    CNN producer David Shortell admitted that he was "waiting" outside Roger Stone’s house at 5am, an hour before FBI agents and police arrived to arrest the former Donald Trump associate. [Snip] When questioned as to why he was outside Stone’s home over an hour before the arrest when neither Stone or his attorney even knew the raid was coming, Shortell claimed that his "reporter's instinct" was to thank and that he "thought maybe something was happening" because of "unusual Grand Jury activity in Washington DC yesterday".
  • With Barr, Will Justice Be Done?

    01/13/2019 10:15:19 AM PST · by libstripper · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 12, 2019 | NYT
    The nominee to be attorney general has backed some of the president’s worst impulses on the Russia inquiry.
  • AP source: Whitaker doesn’t need to recuse from Russia probe

    12/20/2018 10:11:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 20, 2018 | Michael Balsamo
    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has been advised by Justice Department ethics officials that he does not need to recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel’s Russia probe. That’s according to a person familiar with the matter and not authorized to discuss it publicly who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity. Members of Congress have raised concerns about Whitaker’s past criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. …
  • Trump confirms he will nominate Barr as attorney general, Nauert as U.N. ambassador

    12/07/2018 8:00:02 AM PST · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | Matt Zapotosky , Devlin Barrett and Seung Min Kim Seung Min Kim
    President Trump confirmed he will nominate former attorney general William P. Barr to lead the Justice Department again, telling reporters Friday that Barr was “my first choice since day one.” He also said he would nominate Heather Nauert as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, saying the State Department spokeswoman, a relative novice on foreign policy, is “very talented, very smart, very quick.”
  • Trump Nominates New Attorney General

    12/07/2018 7:15:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/07/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump has nominated a "brilliant man" to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general, the president said outside the White House Friday. He has tapped William Barr, former attorney general for the late President George H. W. Bush, for the position. BREAKING; “I think he will serve with great distinction.” President Trump announces William Barr as new attorney general— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 7, 2018 Trump said he "did not know" Barr until recently, but found him to be respected by lawmakers from both partIes. He predicted the process will go "very quickly."  However, Democrats have hinted that they will...
  • William Barr is leading attorney general candidate in Trump discussions

    12/06/2018 1:26:41 PM PST · by zeestephen · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06 December 2018 | Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey
    Barr, 68, a well-respected Republican lawyer who served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a favorite candidate of a number of Trump administration officials...Administration officials expect Barr’s nomination would be received positively by Republicans who respect his experience and Democrats who would likely view him as an old-school GOP lawyer with no particular personal loyalty to the president.
  • William Barr, H.W. Bush-era attorney general, eyed as possible Sessions successor

    12/06/2018 11:14:08 AM PST · by libstripper · 71 replies
    Folx News ^ | Dec. 6, 2018 | John Roberts, Ales Pappas
    President Trump wants to nominate William Barr, the George H.W. Bush-era leader of the Justice Department, as his next attorney general, sources told Fox News.
  • Devin Nunes Discusses Rosenstein “Dirty Cop” Success Outlasting FBI and DOJ Investigatio

    11/20/2018 8:07:47 AM PST · by Jack Black · 47 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse / Last Refuge ^ | November 18, 2018 | Sundance
    Interesting interview covering multiple aspects to the change in House power. Soon to be in the minority, HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes discusses the likely diminished investigation into DOJ/FBI corruption as a result of Rod Rosenstein and “Dirty Cops” running out the clock. One of the interesting points noted by Nunes is how Speaker Paul Ryan requested the DOJ and FBI declassify internal emails for House committee use. However, DAG Rod Rosenstein refused to provide the emails which highlighted how officials within the institution abused their authority. It will be interesting to watch how the “trust the plan” group, those proclaiming...
  • Democratic senators sue to block Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general

    11/19/2018 9:42:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Whitaker was appointed by Trump to lead the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of the role earlier this month. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono filed the complaint against Whitaker in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday. All three issues fiery statements. “Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock...
  • Matthew Whitaker Can Legally Serve as Acting AGl, JD Says

    11/14/2018 7:34:51 AM PST · by CaptainK · 140 replies
    WSJl ^ | 11/14/2018 | Sadie Gurman
    Trump’s DOJ says Whitaker can serve in acting role without Senate confirmation. Matthew Whitaker can properly serve as acting attorney general without Senate confirmation, the Justice Department said in a legal opinion released Wednesday, though the document is unlikely to end the debate over Mr. Whitaker’s installation as the country’s top law-enforcement officer.
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    11/08/2018 3:15:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 8, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, bringing an end to his controversial tenure as the nation’s top law enforcement officer: I hope transparency and rooting out corruption and abuse becomes the focus of any new Attorney General. President Trump has been terribly victimized by Justice Department and FBI corruption. The Justice Department was a black hole in terms of transparency. It covered up institutional misconduct and, unbelievably, went out of its way to defend misconduct by Hillary Clinton and other Obama administration officials. Now...
  • Democrats have a plan if Trump fires Mueller in ‘Saturday Night Massacre’

    11/08/2018 3:27:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/08/18 | Mark Moore
    House Democrats have a Plan B to make sure Robert Mueller’s findings in the Russia investigation see the light of day if President Trump fires the special counsel, a report said. Democrats, who regained control of the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections, are preparing for a Saturday Night Massacre situation in which Trump fires top Justice Department officials in an attempt to quash Mueller’s investigation. In that scenario, Democratic officials told Politico, Mueller would be immediately summoned to Capitol Hill, where he would testify about his findings on national television.
  • Trump considering Christie, Bondi for attorney general

    11/08/2018 8:12:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 8, 2018 | Jeremy Diamond and Sarah Westwood
    President Donald Trump is considering former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to replace fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sources familiar with the matter said. Trump fired Sessions on Wednesday without immediately naming a replacement, instead installing Sessions' chief of staff Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Christie, a former US attorney, could face similar calls to the ones Sessions faced to recuse himself from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation given his role as a prominent 2016 campaign surrogate for Trump. Christie was initially considered as a contender for the attorney general position during the...
  • Trump’s acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, has no intention of recusing from Russia probe

    11/08/2018 9:42:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    wapo ^ | 11/8/18 | Devlin Barrett , Matt Zapotosky and Josh Dawsey
    Full title........Trump’s acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, has no intention of recusing from Russia probe,, associates say...........................Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people close to him who added they do not believe he would approve any subpoena of President Trump as part of that investigation. Since stepping into his new role on Wednesday, Whitaker has faced questions — principally from Democrats — about whether he should recuse from the Russia investigation, given that he has written opinion pieces in the...