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Trump Admits He Makes Barr’s Job Tougher but Vows to Continue

The president broadly asserted his authority of the criminal justice system, attacking law enforcement officials and issuing pardons.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Stone, Mueller, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Amy Berman, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Roger J Jr, Robert S III, William P


DOJ: Two federal prosecutors are coordinating Ukraine-related matters, including information supplied by Rudy Giuliani

The Justice Department says anyone, not just Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, can pass on allegations and information related to Ukraine.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Justice Department puts Brooklyn prosecutor atop Ukraine probes

The Justice Department has assigned the top prosecutor in Brooklyn to coordinate Ukraine-related investigations, according to a memo released Tuesday to Congress, bringing a new layer of Washington supervision to an area of interest that has become a political minefield.
Tags: Congress, Washington, Ukraine, Cnn, Brooklyn, Justice Department


National Intelligence Lawyer Central To Beginnings Of Impeachment Probe Will Resign

The intelligence community lawyer who played an integral role in the start of the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump is resigning next month. Jason Klitenic, general counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), will serve his last day in that role on March 2, an ODNI spokesperson confirmed to TPM Tuesday. Asked if Klitenic was asked to resign or if he was doing so on his own accord, the spokesperson said, “He wanted to return to the private sector.” Politico...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Politico, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Justice Department, Whistleblower, Odni, Atkinson, Trump, Dni, Maguire, Adam Schiff


Federal Prosecutor In NY Is DOJ’s New Point Man For Ukraine Matters

The top federal cop in the Eastern District of New York is the Justice Department’s new point man on all things Ukraine — a twist following the President’s recent effort to press Ukraine for political dirt. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Richard Donoghue, will assist in coordinating “several open matters” being handled by U.S. Attorneys and other DOJ officials “that in some way potentially relate to Ukraine,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd wrote to House J...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Politico, Russia, Ukraine, Fbi, Connecticut, St Louis, Ny, Doj, Justice Department, Durham, Pittsburgh, Clinton, Trump, Brady


Trump Admits That He Makes Barr’s Job Harder

President Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews Tuesday that he agrees with Attorney General Bill Barr’s assessment that the President’s tweets make it impossible for him to do his job. During an interview with ABC News Thursday, Barr said that Trump should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because his tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.” Barr also denied that he was compelled to reduce Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendation after Trump congratulated him in a tweet f...
Tags: News, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Barr, Bill Barr, Summer Concepcion, TV Clip, Bernie Carrick, Mike Milken Trump


Group of federal judges calls emergency meeting over concerns about DOJ's intervention in politically sensitive cases

The leaders of a group of federal judges will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to address growing concerns about the recent intervention of President Donald Trump and the Justice Department in politically sensitive cases, Megan Cruz, the executive director of the group, told CNN on Tuesday.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, MEGAN CRUZ


Judge rejects request from Trump ally Roger Stone to delay sentencing hearing

The decision comes after a contentious week for the Justice Department, as it faces allegations of political meddling in criminal cases tied to the president.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone


Trump Attacks Stone Prosecutors and Judge, Ignoring Barr’s Admonishment

Roger Stone’s sentencing will go on as scheduled, a judge said as she vowed to hear out concerns from the defense. The case has prompted turmoil within the Justice Department.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Mueller, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Amy Berman, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Roger J Jr, Robert S III, William P, Trump Attacks Stone Prosecutors


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 ...
Tags: News, Congress, Department Of Justice, Jackson, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Roger Stone, Department, Stone, Amy Berman Jackson, Justice Department Last


Analysis: DOJ storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr

A credibility crisis rocking President Donald Trump's Justice Department significantly deepened over the long holiday weekend amid rising calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit over claims he has politicized of highly sensitive cases.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Barr, Bill Barr


Roger Stone Sentencing Will Go On as Planned, Judge Says

Mr. Stone’s lawyers had asked for a delay in a case that has prompted turmoil within the Justice Department. But the judge said she will still hear out the defense’s concerns.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Stone, Mueller, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mr Stone, Amy Berman, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Roger J Jr, Robert S III, William P


Men linked to white supremacist group plead not guilty

Three men accused of being members of a violent white supremacist group called The Base pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in a federal indictment in Maryland. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Mathews, 27; and Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, of Elkton, Maryland; entered their pleas during separate arraignments on charges including transporting a firearm and ammunition with the intent to commit a felony. In a court filing, Justice Department prosecutors said Lemley and Mathews discus...
Tags: News, Justice Department, Richmond Virginia, Mathews, Lemley, Elkton Maryland, Patrik Mathews, Brian Mark Lemley Jr, Maryland Former Canadian Armed Forces


Bloomberg Nods to Progressives With Wall Street Transaction Tax

(Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg released a series of financial regulation proposals Tuesday that represent a sharp leftward tack for the Wall Street billionaire, more closely aligning himself with progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.The regulations include a 0.1% transactions tax, which is sure to elicit negative reactions from pro-business groups.Bloomberg, who has been criticized by progressives for his close ties to Wall Street, also propos...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Washington, Wall Street, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Columbus, Bloomberg LP, Michael Bloomberg, Justice Department, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Democratic Party, 288


Federal Judges Association To Hold Emergency Meeting Amid Roger Stone Debacle

The Federal Judges Association’s (FJA) board of directors will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday in the wake of President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr’s meddling in the criminal case of Trump’s former adviser, Roger Stone. Though the board’s annual meeting is slated for April 18-19, the president of FJA, Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, told USA Today that the association’s leaders “could not wait” until then to discuss the ongoing scandal. “There are plenty of...
Tags: News, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Barr, MEGAN CRUZ, Amy Berman Jackson, Cynthia Rufe, Cristina Cabrera, Bill Barr, Federal Judges Association, Rufe, FJA, FJA Philadelphia U S District Judge


Roger Stone to be sentenced Thursday despite controversy, judge says

Roger Stone will still be sentenced Thursday, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, amid a tumultuous week that saw President Donald Trump suggest she is biased and several prosecutors quit his case after Justice Department leadership rescinded their initial sentencing recommendation.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Roger Stone


Trump Continues Attack on Federal Case Against Friend

President Trump threatened to sue “everyone all over the place” involved in the special counsel inquiry and continued public attacks on the case against his associate Roger J. Stone Jr.
Tags: News, Jackson, Fox News Channel, Justice Department, Trump, Stone, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Amy Berman, Roger J Jr


Trump Continues To Interfere In Stone Case With Tweets About Judge

President Donald Trump on Tuesday took the extraordinary step, once again, of injecting himself into the criminal case of his friend and confidante Roger Stone. In a series of tweets Tuesday morning just hours before a telephone conference in Stone’s case, Trump roughly quoted the Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano, who said on “Fox & Friends” this morning that “I think almost any judge in the country would order a new trial.” “Judge Jackson now has a request for a new trial based on the una...
Tags: News, Congress, Fox News, Jackson, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Donald J Trump, Napolitano, Andrew Napolitano, Stone, Barr, Amy Berman Jackson, Paul Manafort


Trump threatens to sue his investigators and demands Roger Stone case be 'thrown out'

Donald Trump is threatening to drop a string of lawsuits against those involved in investigations into his 2016 campaign and presidency, yet again weighing in on a federal criminal case as he thumbs his nose at concerns he is politicizing the Justice Department.The president used several Tuesday morning tweets to suggest the case of his convicted friend and former adviser Roger Stone -- and any other one stemming from probes of all things Trump -- should be "thrown out." The judge in Mr Stone...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Amy Berman Jackson


Group of federal judges calls emergency meeting, USA Today reports

The leaders of a group of federal judges will meet Tuesday to "address growing concerns" about the recent intervention of President Donald Trump and the Justice Department in "politically sensitive cases," USA Today reports.
Tags: News, Stories, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Justice Department


USA Today: Group of federal judges calls emergency meeting over concerns about DOJ's intervention in 'politically sensitive cases'

The leaders of a group of federal judges will meet Tuesday to "address growing concerns" about the recent intervention of President Donald Trump and the Justice Department in "politically sensitive cases," USA Today reports.
Tags: Cnn, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department


Bloomberg's financial regulation plan includes some pretty progressive ideas

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is apparently letting the progressives get to him.The billionaire and 2020 candidate is set to unveil his plan for regulating the financial industry on Tuesday, and as The New York Times reports, it "features ideas that wouldn't be out of place" for 2020 candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Diverging from his past criticism of Wall Street regulation, Bloomberg will propose tighter oversight rules that touch on ho...
Tags: News, New York City, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, New York Times, Warren, The New York Times, Times, Michael Bloomberg, Justice Department, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mike Bloomberg, Sens Bernie Sanders


George H.W. Bush deputy attorney general says ex-colleague Barr is creating a 'banana republic'

More than 2,000 former Justice Department officials, current federal prosecutors, and federal judges are urgently concerned about Attorney General William Barr's evident politicization of the Justice Department. Even "Trump voters" should be afraid of "Bill Barr's America," a "banana republic where all are subject to the whims of a dictatorial president and his henchmen," Donald Ayer, a former colleague of Barr's and deputy attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, wrote in ...
Tags: News, America, Cnn, Atlantic, Justice Department, Trump, George H W Bush, Ayer, Mike Bloomberg, Barr, William Barr, Bill Barr, Donald Ayer, CNN Barr, George H W Bush George H W Bush, Atlantic Ayer


Stone judge to discuss case in court after sentencing chaos

Judge Amy Berman Jackson will hear Tuesday from Roger Stone's defense team and the Justice Department after a tumultuous week that saw President Donald Trump suggest she is biased and several prosecutors quit his case after Justice Department leadership rescinded their initial recommended sentence of up to nine years in prison.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Roger Stone, Amy Berman Jackson


Roger Stone judge to discuss case in court amid sentencing chaos

Judge Amy Berman Jackson will hear Tuesday from Roger Stone's defense team and the Justice Department after a tumultuous week that saw President Donald Trump suggest she is biased and several prosecutors quit his case after Justice Department leadership rescinded their initial recommended sentence of up to nine years in prison.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Roger Stone, Amy Berman Jackson


Who Will Turn Out the Lights at Trump’s White House?

The president’s tweets, Bill Barr’s doings and the contest for the Democratic nomination made for quite a week of political theater.
Tags: News, White House, Attorneys General, Justice Department, Trump, Amy, Democratic Party, Klobuchar, Barr, Buttigieg, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Primaries and Caucuses, Pete (1982-, Presidential Election of 2020, Bill Barr


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


A credibility crisis rocking Trump's Justice Department deepened after calls for the attorney general to quit

A credibility crisis rocking President Donald Trump's Justice Department significantly deepened over the long holiday weekend amid rising calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit over claims he has politicized of highly sensitive cases.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump s Justice Department, Bill Barr


Justice Department storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr's credibility

A credibility crisis rocking President Donald Trump's Justice Department significantly deepened over the long holiday weekend amid rising calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit over claims he has politicized of highly sensitive cases.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Barr, Bill Barr


Federal judges association holding emergency meeting over DOJ interference in Stone case

The Federal Judges Association will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss concerns members have over President Trump and top Justice Department officials intervening in the case of longtime Trump friend and adviser Roger Stone.The association has more than 1,000 members, and says it supports a "fair, impartial, and independent judiciary." The group's president, U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, told USA Today that members decided they "could not wait" until the organization's s...
Tags: News, Congress, Elizabeth Warren, Bloomberg, Fbi, Usa Today, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, Trump, Flynn, Roger Stone, Stone, Barr, U S District Judge, Cynthia Rufe



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