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With Liberty and Two-Track Justice for All

‘Equal Justice Under Law.”What a joke!Those four stirring words, chiseled into the marble atop the U.S. Supreme Court’s portico, were transformed into a punchline Thursday. That statement in stone is now the legal equivalent of a cream pie tossed in Shemp’s face, in a vintage Three Stooges comedy short.U.S. district judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced President Donald J. Trump’s friend and informal adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison for witness tampering, obstruction of ...
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DC’s Resigned Federal Prosecutor Faced Political Heat From Case Of Trump Foe McCabe

In the run-up to former U.S. Attorney for the District Columbia Jessie Liu’s resignation from the Trump administration earlier this month, she was under intense political pressure, according to new reports. Now, Liu is beginning to look like another casualty in President Donald Trump’s war on supposedly “disloyal” officials. Multiple reports paint a picture of a prosecutor stuck between politics and the law. Liu was even reportedly been targeted by an effort spearheaded by Ginni Thomas, the c...
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D.C. Prosecutors’ Tensions With Justice Dept. Began Long Before Stone Sentencing

Months of strain date back to the investigation into the former F.B.I. official Andrew McCabe and growing fears of political interference.
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Trump Stews Over McCabe But Is Wary of Driving Barr to Resign

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump was surprised and angered by the Justice Department’s decision not to charge Andrew McCabe with crimes, but the president is wary of acting against the former deputy FBI director out of concern he might push Attorney General William Barr to resign, according to people familiar with the matter.The Justice Department gave the White House no advance notice of its decision on McCabe, meaning Trump found out along with the public when it was announced on Tuesday, three of ...
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Roger Stone sentencing hearing begins as Trump hints at pardon – live

Roger Stone to be sentenced, likely to prompt more Trump furyBloomberg the main target in bruising debate debut in Las VegasHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 3.27pm GMT As Roger Stone’s sentencing hearing continues, Trump is tweeting about his former associate, claiming his crimes were on par with the actions of former FBI director James Comey and former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe. “They say Roger Stone lied to Congress.” @CNN OH, I see, but so ...
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The Roger Stone Double Standard

Whether Roger Stone, the loopy, self-aggrandizing political operative, deserves nine years in Supermax for obstructing an investigation into Russia–Donald Trump “collusion” is debatable. Whether the powerful men who helped create the investigation that ensnared Stone have been allowed to lie with impunity is not. They have.Only a few days after prosecutors melodramatically left the DOJ after Trump tweeted a defense of Stone and the DOJ subsequently revised its sentencing recommendation to be mor...
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Fearful of Trump's Attacks, Justice Dept. Lawyers Worry Barr Will Leave Them Exposed

WASHINGTON -- In an email a few days ago to the 270 lawyers he oversees, Nicola T. Hanna, the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, offered a message of reassurance: I am proud of the work you do, he wrote.Other U.S. attorneys in the Justice Department's far-flung 93 field offices relayed similar messages of encouragement after President Donald Trump's efforts to influence a politically fraught case provoked the kind of consternation the department has rarely seen since the Watergate era. "All I...
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Pence Aide: Barr Has ‘A Lot Of Confidence’ Inside WH After Criticizing Trump’s Tweets

Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, insists that the White House still has confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr even after he told ABC News Thursday that President Trump’s tweets make it “impossible” for him to do his job. Barr said during his interview with ABC News Thursday that he thinks “it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” which includes Trump’s tweet congratulating Barr for “taking charge” of Roger Stone’s case after the Ju...
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Why Wasn’t Andrew McCabe Charged?

The Justice Department announced Friday that it is closing its investigation of Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director, over his false statements to investigators probing an unauthorized leak that McCabe had orchestrated. McCabe was fired in March 2018, shortly after a blistering Justice Department inspector general (IG) report concluded that he repeatedly and blatantly lied — or, as the Bureau lexicon puts it, “lacked candor” — when questioned, including under oath.Why not indict McCab...
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William Barr Moves to Take the Reins of Politically Charged Cases

WASHINGTON -- While Attorney General William Barr asserted his independence from the White House this week, he has also been quietly intervening in a series of politically charged cases, including against Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, people familiar with the matter said Friday.Barr installed a phalanx of outside lawyers to re-examine national security cases with the possibility of overruling career prosecutors, a highly unusual move that could pro...
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William Barr: how the attorney general became Trump's enabler-in-chief

Barr’s brazen intervention in the case of the president’s crony Roger Stone is the latest grave disappointment to those who thought he might rein in his boss’s excessesLawyers who have filled political appointee positions in the Trump administration have been pursued by doubts about their qualifications or caliber.In 2018, a justice department staffer was made acting attorney general, the department’s top job.Last week, the president installed a young friend of his aide Stephen Miller atop a pyr...
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Federal Judge Lashes White House ‘Banana Republic’ Influence In Andrew McCabe Case

Judge Reggie Walton said that "people at the top" undermined the “integrity of the process."
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‘I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Be Free Of This President And His Maniacal Rage,’ McCabe Says

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Friday that, despite federal prosecutors saying he would not face charges on a years-old matter, he felt he would never be free of President Donald Trump’s “maniacal rage.” “As long as this President is in the White House and these sorts of narratives are powerful to him, this will go on,” McCabe told CNN’s Brianna Keilar. (The former FBI deputy is himself a CNN contributor.) An internal investigation found in 2018 that McCabe, who Trump has vilif...
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Andrew McCabe Escapes Charges While Barr Tightens Control on Flynn Case

Amid mounting furor over politicization at the Justice Department, the attorney general ordered reviews of such investigations and prosecutions.
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GOP appointed judge slams Trump's remarks: Banana republic

A federal judge, nominated by a Republican, likened President Trump's comments on Andrew McCabe's case to a "banana republic." CNN's Erin Burnett weighs in on this and Attorney General Bill Barr's latest moves.
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Barr assigns outside prosector to review Michael Flynn case in 'highly unusual' move

Attorney General William Barr is having an outside prosecutor review the criminal case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, The New York Times reports. The Times notes this is a "highly unusual" move, which could "trigger more accusations of political interference by top Justice Department officials into the work of career prosecutors." Barr has reportedly been installing outside prosecutors to review numerous politically-sensitive cases including that of the former Trump advi...
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‘Disturbing’: Federal Judge Blasted DOJ for Leaving McCabe in ‘Limbo’

Justice Department attorneys struggled with mounting frustration and skepticism from a federal judge about producing documents related to the investigation of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, according to transcripts of closed-door conversations released in response to a lawsuit from a government watchdog group. The McCabe case—and President Donald Trump’s personal involvement in it—prompted federal judge Reggie Barnett Walton to call the government’s handling of it “disturbing,” a “mes...
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The DOJ's refusal to prosecute former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe undermines the President's go-to theory about the 2016 election

President Donald Trump is deeply invested in the idea that there is a "Deep State" embedded within the government bureaucracy -- and centered in the Department of Justice -- which actively worked to defeat him in 2016 and then sought to undermine him once he won the presidency.
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DOJ drops investigation into Andrew McCabe

The Department of Justice is dropping its criminal investigation involving former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe without bringing charges, it announced on Friday.
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Barr Orders Flynn Review, Adding to Uproar Over Political Cases

(Bloomberg) -- Attorney General William Barr has ordered a review of the prosecution against Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, adding to a series of interventions this week in politically sensitive cases tied to the president.Barr has appointed U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen to examine the case against Flynn and potentially other matters, according to a person familiar with the decision.Flynn, who stepped down after less than a month as national security adviser, plead...
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Probe Of Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe, A Trump Foe, Closed Without Charges

The criminal investigation into former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been closed without charges, the Justice Department said Friday. “At long last, justice has been done in this matter,” McCabe’s attorneys Michael R. Bromwich and David Schertler said in a statement. For years, Trump has characterized the former FBI deputy as a representative of the so-called “deep state” that supposedly sought to resist his presidency from inside the government. Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions fir...
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Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether he lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe's legal team said Friday.
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Watch McCabe's reaction to DOJ dropping probe

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe reacts after the Justice Department announced it was dropping its criminal probe without bringing charges against him. The DOJ was investigating McCabe's involvement in an authorization of a leak to a reporter about the Clinton Foundation investigation.
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The move ends the criminal investigation of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe involving his authorization of a 2016 leak

The Department of Justice is dropping its criminal investigation involving former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe without bringing charges, it announced on Friday.
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Andrew McCabe, former FBI deputy director, won't face criminal charges

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director fired for his role in the Russia investigation, won't face criminal charges.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Prosecutors drop criminal charges against ex-FBI deputy Andrew McCabe – live

Inquiry into whether McCabe lied to federal officials now closedTrump insists he has the ‘legal right’ to intervene in DoJ casesHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 6.19pm GMT The New York Times is reporting that attorney general Barr has assigned an outside prosecutor to “scrutinize the criminal case” against Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser. The review is highly unusual and could trigger more accusations of political interference ...
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Case Closed for McCabe

US Attorney’s Office in DC informs Andrew McCabe’s lawyer that the investigation into his client has been closed and no charges will be brought. [Author: Josh Marshall]
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READ: DOJ statement on dropping criminal investigation

The Department of Justice announced it is dropping its criminal investigation involving former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who is a CNN contributor, without bringing charges, the DC US Attorney's Office wrote in a letter Friday. Read the letter below:
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READ: DOJ statement on dropping criminal investigation into Andrew McCabe

The Department of Justice announced it is dropping its criminal investigation involving former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who is a CNN contributor, without bringing charges, the DC US Attorney's Office wrote in a letter Friday. Read the letter below:
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Justice Dept. Declines to Charge Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

(WASHINGTON) — Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether he lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe’s legal team said Friday. The decision resolves a criminal investigation that spanned more than a year and began with a referral from the Justice Department’s inspector general, which said McCabe repeatedly lied about having authorized a subordinate to share information...
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