Browsing All posts tagged under »Department of Justice (DOJ)«

As Biden Attorney General, Merrick Garland Will Face Political Pressures

January 12, 2021 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ With President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of federal Judge Merrick Garland as his new attorney general last week, the question arises: Will Garland carry out his responsibilities in a nonpartisan manner, or will he return the Justice Department to the days of the Obama-Biden administration — when, as I have argued, Eric Holder […]

DOJ Calls For Big Tech Bias Reform Laws

June 25, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The US Department of Justice has issued a wish list of reform laws aimed directly at the big Internet media giants. These proposals come on the heels of President Trump’s Executive Order aimed at curbing politically biased censorship by the Big Tech giants like Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube. However, […]

Pence Praises DEA For Border Security, Weakening Maduro Regime

February 1, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Vice President Mike Pence vowed Thursday that regardless of what happens in Congress, the administration will secure the southern border—and that includes a wall. After a briefing on drugs at the southern border by senior officials from the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration, Pence spoke to about 60 DEA employees […]

Justice Department Weighs In To Protect Free Speech On Campus

July 26, 2018 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Christopher Baldacci ~ In the face of Orwellian speech codes on campus—and with the help of advocacy groups like Speech First Inc.—college students have been fighting to defend their First Amendment right to free speech. Now, they can count the Justice Department as one of their strongest allies. Earlier this year, […]

The Clinton State Department’s Major Security Breach That Everyone Is Ignoring

July 23, 2018 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Peter Strzok’s testimony about the email server scandal involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised headlines because of his defiant, disrespectful, and unapologetic attitude about the bias revealed in his text messages that permeated his work at the FBI. Then, there was the verbal combat between him and Republican […]

Sports Tickets, Other Freebies For FBI Leakers Raise ‘Bribery’ Issues, Legal Experts Say

June 16, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is investigating FBI leakers, as legal experts say revelations about gifts in an inspector general’s report this week raise new legal and ethical issues. The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General noted that “dozens” of FBI agents had contact with the news media, and many were […]

Andrew McCabe, FBI’s Former No. 2, Faces Criminal Probe For Lying, Leaking

April 20, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Justice Department’s internal watchdog has asked for a criminal probe of the FBI’s recently ousted top deputy for leaking and lying to investigators, several media outlets report. Michael Horowitz, inspector general at the Justice Department and an appointee of President Barack Obama, sent a criminal referral on Andrew McCabe to […]

The Schiff Memo Harms Democrats More Than It Helps Them

February 27, 2018 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ It confirms that the FBI and the DOJ relied heavily on uncorroborated, third-hand, anonymous sources in their FISA application. Maybe Adam Schiff has more of a sense of humor than I’d have given him credit for. The House Intelligence Committee’s ranking Democrat begins his long-awaited memo – the minority response […]

Russia Launches ‘Information’ War, U.S. Responds With Lawsuit And Self-Destruction

February 21, 2018 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Mueller’s indictment is an ineffectual response to a provocation by Russia. The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference Friday afternoon, announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s election-meddling indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian […]

The Clinton Dossier

February 20, 2018 by

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By Daniel Greenfield ~ There were many damning revelations in the Nunes memo released by a House Intelligence Committee vote. But the most damning of them all doesn’t raise questions about process, but about motive. The memo told us that the FISA application would not have happened without the Steele dossier. The document known as […]

Robert Mueller’s Endless Investigation Is Aimed At The Wrong 2016 Presidential Candidate

February 3, 2018 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ There was an unspoken question as Donald Trump mounted the podium for last night’s State of the Union message: Is Robert Mueller’s endless investigation aimed at impeaching the wrong President? The breathless back-and-forth news reporting from the nation’s capital last week focused on the four-page memo – […]

Trump Administration Releases Final 2017 Report On Incarcerated Illegal Immigrants, Here’s What It Found

December 23, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ More than 1 in 5 of all federal inmates in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons are immigrants, as of the end of the fiscal year 2017, a federal report released Thursday said. The report also found that 94 percent of confirmed foreign-born inmates in federal incarceration were in the country illegally. […]

FBI: American Gestapo

December 20, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Any government agency with law enforcement and surveillance authority that uses those powers for political purposes is the definition of a secret police, no better than the Nazi Gestapo or the Soviet KGB. There is indeed probable cause to conclude, meaning indictable offenses, that employees of the Department of Justice […]

Trump Administration Cites MS-13 Arrest To Push Change In Minor Immigrant Law

November 18, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Trump administration is pointing to a large federal roundup of members of the violent gang MS-13 as vindication of increased enforcement efforts and reason to change the policy on unaccompanied minor illegal immigrants. The Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security announced a joint effort that led to the arrest […]

Senators To AG: Stop Targeting Opponents Of Obama’s Energy Policies

May 29, 2016 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ On Thursday, five U.S. senators sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that she stop using Justice Department “law enforcement resources to stifle private debate on one of the most controversial public issues of our time—climate change.” Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., David […]

Life Under An Iron Fist

January 18, 2016 by

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Federal government overseers threaten property and livelihoods of hardworking westerners By Paul Driessen ~ Activists protesting federal land mismanagement and the imprisonment of Dwight and Steven Hammond recently occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters building in Oregon. Some facts, context and perspective may help people understand what’s really going on here. At its core, […]

Team Obama’s Fight To Keep The Homeless Living On The Streets

August 22, 2015 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ America’s homeless are lawyering up to fight for a “right” to live on the street – your neighborhood and personal safety be damned. From Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, cities are struggling with a surge in people living in cardboard boxes and doorways. Local lawmakers are trying to ban “camping […]

MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Calls For DOJ To Take Over Police Across America

May 2, 2015 by

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By Randy Hall ~ Just when you think you’ve heard it all from the Rev. Al Sharpton, who combines his liberal activism with hosting the weekday PoliticsNation program afternoons on the MSNBC cable channel, he comes up with another absurd demand that leaves people of all races shaking their heads in disbelief. His latest outrageous […]

Not News At AP Or Politico: DOJ’s Involvement In Ginning Up Anti-Zimmerman Sentiment

July 15, 2013 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Imagine if — and you’d have to imagine it, because it never happened — the George W. Bush administration had sent members of its Justice Department to a city where a black man charged with murder was claiming self-defense in the killing of a non-African-American for the purposes of ginning up […]

People Power Against The Department Of Justice

June 18, 2013 by

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By Cliff Kincaid ~ The Department of Justice (DOJ) and its allies, the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are on the defensive after thousands of people turned out in Tennessee on Tuesday night to protest a scheme to censor criticism of Islam. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), […]

Fast and Furious: Covering up the Death of a U.S. Agent

June 21, 2012 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Todd Gaziano has outlined at the Foundry the legal doctrine of executive privilege that President Obama has asserted in the congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. The most important part of that doctrine to understand is that a President cannot assert executive privilege for the purpose of hiding wrongdoing […]

Justice Department Goes after Sheriff Joe

December 21, 2011 by

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By Gregory D. Lee Eric Holder’s U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division has released the findings of its three-year witch hunt of America’s most popular and effective sheriff, Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County, Arizona. Among the findings were that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) used “racial profiling” in traffic stops, and that a Latino […]

When Government Knows No Limitation

October 30, 2011 by

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By Frank Salvato I was once told by someone involved in a federal investigation not to let any identified federal law enforcement officer into your house without: a) a warrant, and, b) your lawyer present. At the time this notion seemed a bit less than cooperative, to wit: shouldn’t law abiding citizens be able to […]

Screw Up, Move Up, Cover Up: The Fast and Furious Edition

September 1, 2011 by

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By Michelle Malkin There are now enough Operation Fast and Furious officials playing hide-and-seek in the Obama administration to fill a “rubber room.” That’s the nickname for taxpayer-subsidized holding pens, such as the ones in the New York City public schools, where crooked employees are separated from the system and paid to do nothing. Perhaps […]