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As Hearing Takes Place In Background, Trump Again Attacks Juror And Judge In Stone Case

Just after U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson explained privacy restrictions she will impose to protect a juror that has become the object of conservative fury, President Donald Trump blasted a tweet to his 73 million followers attacking both the juror and the judge. There has rarely been a juror so tainted as the forewoman in the Roger Stone case. Look at her background. She never revealed her hatred of “Trump” and Stone. She was totally biased, as is the judge. Roger wasn’t even workin...
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Sacramento DOJ Employee Telecommuting After Brief Exposure To Family Member With Coronavirus

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Officials say a local Department of Justice employee was briefly in contact with a family member later diagnosed with novel coronavirus. A letter was sent to staff at the Broadway location of the DOJ on Friday to address the situation. According to the officials, the employee briefly came into contact with the family member who had recently returned from China. RELATED: Coronavirus Causes Spike In Airline Ticket Prices & Drop In Cruise Costs Overseas While that family member...
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Trump justice: He's using his office to reward friends, punish enemies and tarnish America

We count on an independent Department of Justice to look out for us and for America. But Trump has commandeered DOJ to protect his friends and allies.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump’s New Spy Chief Used to Work for a Foreign Politician the US Accused of Corruption

This article first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work on behalf of an Eastern European oligarch who is now a fugitive and was recently barred from entering the U.S. under anti-corruption sanctions imposed last month by the State Department. In 2016, Gre...
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'This is not just Roger being Roger': Stone gets 40 months – and a scolding from the judge

Amy Berman Jackson tore into Trump’s longtime friend and reminded the court ‘he was prosecuted for covering up for the president’Roger Stone, a longtime friend of Donald Trump and a self-styled dirty trickster of American politics, showed little emotion as he stood, squeezed between his defense team, at the front of the courtroom to await his sentence on Thursday.“Unsurprisingly, I have a lot to say,” the federal district court judge Amy Berman Jackson began.She was aware, of course, of the extr...
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Who won the Nevada Democratic debate? Our panelists' verdict

The debate was so vicious at times that it resembled a circular firing squad. So who emerged as the victor? Jessa Crispin: ‘Angry Elizabeth Warren is back – and that’s good’So thrilled to have lived long enough to witness Mayor Bloomberg’s performance on the debate stage. Oh, to revel in his deadly charisma, in his power to unify the nation and lead us into a better future. He was so magnetic I simply kept forgetting he was on the stage. He was so inarticulate, timid, easily flummoxed, and fille...
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Trump’s Choice for Intel Chief Leaves Officials ‘Blindsided’

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he had selected a loyalist and political ally as his administration’s next intelligence chief quickly raised eyebrows Wednesday on Capitol Hill among Democrats already concerned about the state of Team Trump’s attitude toward the intelligence community.On Wednesday night, Trump tweeted that Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany with a long history in the orbit of Trumpworld, would be named as the next acting Director of National Intelligence. ...
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Trump Drags Comey Into His Griping About Blagojevich’s Prison Sentence

As he was defending his commutation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) prison sentence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump dragged one of his favorite punching bags onto the scene. Arguing that the disgraced ex-governor “did not sell” Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat (he was arrested before he could do so), Trump lamented Blagojevich’s eight years in prison. “He paid a big price,” Trump tweeted. “Another Comey and gang deal!” It was the second time Trump blamed former FBI Directo...
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Working All The Angles

Michael Flynn pleaded guilty but has managed to forestall actually being sentenced. He fired his legal team, hired a new lawyer, is trying to withdraw his guilty plea – and now his new lawyer is coming out with a new book. All while Flynn’s sentencing has been delayed repeatedly. “CONVICTION MACHINE: Standing Up to Federal Prosecutorial Abuse,” by Flynn attorney Sidney Powell and Harvey A. Silverglate, is due out March 17. The book goes Deep State hard, judging by a press release from its p...
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Democrats Still Haven’t Come to Terms with 2016

In an otherwise excellent Politico article advising Democrats how to avoid the fate of 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former Obama staffer Dan Pfeiffer offers his team some self-soothing revisionism regarding the 2016 election:> When all is said and done, the 2016 election might end up being a black-swan event. The combination of Russian interference, Comey intervention and multiple third-party candidates make that election a hard one to extract guidance from.Guess what? Every election...
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Barr’s Whispers About Quitting Raise Stakes in His Ties to Trump

(Bloomberg) -- Attorney General William Barr has told associates he might resign in response to comments and tweets by President Donald Trump about Justice Department investigations, according to a person familiar with the matter.Barr has been discussing his frustration that Trump continues to wade into the department’s business, after issuing a rare public rebuke of Trump last week, according to the person, who asked to remain anonymous speaking about the sensitive matter.The attorney general’s...
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‘I Didn’t Do the Things They Said.’ Rod Blagojevich Maintains His Innocence After Trump’s Commutation

(CHICAGO) — Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. Blagojevich landed at O’Hare airport hours after walking out of a Colorado prison where he served eight years, promising to work for judicial and criminal justice reform while maintaining his innocence. “I didn’t do the things they said I did and they lied...
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Opinion: Bill Barr got it right on Roger Stone

More than 2,000 former Department of Justice officials, including career prosecutors, have called for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit.
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AG Barr has considered resigning over President Trump's interference in Justice investigations

Attorney General William Barr said last week Trump's tweets about Department of Justice investigations make it impossible for him to do his job.
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AG Barr has considered resigning over President Trump's interference in Justice investigations

Attorney General William Barr said last week Trump's tweets about Department of Justice investigations make it impossible for him to do his job.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Mexican arrested in US for Russian spying

A Mexican has been arrested in the US city of Miami for spying on "a US government source" on behalf of Russia, the Department of Justice alleged Tuesday. US intelligence officials have identified Russia as a central spying threat to the country, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation last year found that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election -- a finding that President Donald Trump has repeatedly dismissed. According to court documents cited in a Department of Justic...
Tags: News, Russia, US, Moscow, Miami, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Miami Dade County, Fuentes, Robert Mueller, Department of Justice DOJ


GOP Leaders Contort Themselves To Support Barr Without Offending Trump

A trio of Republican leaders expressed excessive support for Attorney General Bill Barr Tuesday, but took pains to lavish praise on President Donald Trump as well to avoid the appearance of cosigning Barr’s recent criticism of the President. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) trumpeted Barr’s “highest character and unquestionable integrity” in a statement, vilifying “outside groups” who ...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Roger Stone, Senate judiciary, Barr, Kevin McCarthy R CA, Ky House, Bill Barr, Kate Riga


Judge Unwilling to Delay Stone Sentencing Amid His Retrial Bid

A federal judge appeared unwilling to delay a sentencing hearing scheduled for Roger Stone later this week, amid an effort by Stone to secure a retrial in his case. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Tuesday at a teleconference hearing that it would not be “prudent” to further delay the sentencing hearing, but said she’d delay the execution of the sentence until after the retrial request was resolved. “I am going to keep the sentencing where it is,” she said, as she denied a request by ...
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Group of more than 1,000 judges calls emergency meeting amid Trump concerns

Judges will meet to address alarm over the president intervening in politically sensitive casesA national association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting to address growing concerns about the intervention of Donald Trump and justice department officials in politically sensitive cases, according to US media reports.Cynthia Rufe, a Philadelphia US district judge who heads the independent Federal Judges Association, which has more than 1,100 members, told USA Today the group “could no...
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A short sentence for Stone wouldn't be a Trump victory

Elie Honig expects that Judge Amy Berman Jackson will not sentence Roger Stone to seven-to-nine years in prison, as originally recommended by the Department of Justice. Based on his experience as a prosecutor he argues that, "While Stone's criminal conduct was dishonest, dangerous to our system of government, and generally abhorrent, he has certain important factors in his favor at sentencing."
Tags: Cnn, Department Of Justice, Trump, Roger Stone, Amy Berman Jackson, Elie Honig


William Barr is not the problem

I don't know if Attorney General William Barr will bow to a new pressure campaign to get him to resign. But I do know that whether he leaves office or whether he stays, it doesn't matter: As long as Donald Trump remains president, the Department of Justice will be compromised.The fish rots from the head, after all.The effort to force Barr's resignation has picked up a great deal of steam in the aftermath of Trump's successful push to get federal prosecutors to reduce their senten...
Tags: News, Russia, Alabama, America, Atlantic, The New York Times, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Democratic Party, Roger Stone, George H W Bush, Oval Office, Ayer, Jeff Sessions


Ex-Deputy AG Calls On Barr To Resign: Bill Barr’s America Is A ‘Banana Republic’

The former deputy attorney general under former President George H.W. Bush’s administration is calling on Attorney General Bill Barr to resign, citing the events of the last week surrounding Roger Stone’s sentencing reversal as the “worst” conduct thus far. In a new op-ed in The Atlantic, Donald Ayers outlines the ways in which Barr has torn down reforms that were put in place in the Justice Department after the Watergate scandal, including how Barr has handled the Stone and Michael Flynn cas...
Tags: News, Russia, America, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Banana Republic, Trump, Roger Stone, George H W Bush, Watergate, AG, Ayers, Barr, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller


Analyst: I've seen thousands of sentencings. I've never seen this

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig answers questions about Attorney General Bill Barr changing the Department of Justice's sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Department Of Justice, Bill Barr, Elie Honig


Justice Department Alumni Call For Barr To Step Down

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Julie Zebrak, who spent nearly two decades working for the Department of Justice, on her decision to sign a letter demanding Attorney General William Barr's resignation.
Tags: News, Npr, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Leila Fadel, William Barr, Julie Zebrak


If William Barr Truly Believed in Rule of Law, He Would Resign

“Nothing could be more destructive of our system of government, of the rule of law, or Department of Justice as an institution, than any toleration of political interference with the enforcement of the law.” Those were William Barr’s words at both his 1991 and 2019 confirmation hearings, the words of someone who claimed to respect the Justice Department and its mission. Barr’s commitment at his most recent confirmation hearing, reaffirming that an Attorney General must prevent political inf...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Donald J Trump, Barr, Louis Brandeis, William Barr, Congress DOJ


Conway Won’t Say Trump Will Respect Barr’s Request To Stop Commenting On Cases

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway wouldn’t give a straightforward answer when asked by Fox News’ Chris Wallace in a Sunday morning interview whether President Trump will respect Attorney General Bill Barr’s request for him to stop commenting on current cases. During an interview with ABC News Thursday, Barr said Trump’s tweets make it “impossible” for him to do his job and called it “preposterous” to suggest that he “intervened” in Roger Stone’s sentencing matter. Conway told Wallace that...
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Over 1,100 Former Justice Department Officials Call for Attorney General Barr’s Resignation

More than 1,100 former Justice Department officials have called for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr in an open letter published Sunday. It comes after Justice Department leadership said it would lower the amount of prison time it would seek for Trump ally Roger Stone, reversing the initial sentencing recommendation brought by DOJ prosecutors. This prompted the four DOJ lawyers who prosecuted Stone to quit the case. The open letter, signed by former DOJ employees who served ...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Abc News, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Department, Stone, Barr, Daily Beast, Onetime


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...
Tags: News, White House, Department Of Justice, Abc News, Short, Justice Department, Trump, Mike Pence, Roger Stone, Barr, AG Barr, Marc Short, Trump Tweets, Andrew McCabe, Bill Barr, Summer Concepcion


Barr Just Cost the Justice Department Its Prized Public-Corruption Fighter

The impact of Attorney General William Barr’s intervention in the Roger Stone sentencing won’t just be felt in the cases concerning President Donald Trump’s allies, current and former Justice Department officials warn. It’s cost the Justice Department one of its top public-corruption prosecutors at a time when public corruption is looking like a growth industry. That attorney is Jonathan Kravis. Kravis is the deputy chief of the fraud and public corruption section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office f...
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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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