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‘Department Of Trump’: Biden Says DOJ Has Become Trump’s ‘Private Law Firm’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday accused Attorney General Bill Barr of running the Justice Department as the “Department of Trump.” “This has been the most corrupt administration in modern American history,” Biden said. “The Justice Department has turned into the president’s private law firm.” “It’s become the Department of Trump,” Biden said at a summit for Black business owners and educators in Charlotte, North Carolina, a key swing state in the 2020 election. Biden sai...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Cnn, New York Times, Biden, Seattle, Doj, Justice Department, Black, Charlotte, Trump, Chicago Tribune, Charlotte North Carolina, Barr, President Trump, Jenny Durkan


Career Expert Who Vetted Bolton’s Book Alleges Sketchy White House Behavior In Review

The career government classification expert who was initially tasked with reviewing John Bolton’s book manuscript suggested this week that the process was politicized by the White House. The expert also alleged she had been pressured but ultimately refused to sign a misleading court declaration in the litigation that the Justice Department has since brought against President Trump’s former national security adviser. The claims were made in a letter from an attorney representing the expert, El...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Ukraine, National Security Council, Bolton, House Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Ellis, Michael Ellis, John Bolton, John Eisenberg, Knight, NSC


Ex-NSC official accuses White House of trying to block Bolton book to satisfy Trump

A former National Security Council official is accusing White House and Justice Department officials of trying to stop former national security adviser John Bolton's book publication to satisfy President Donald Trump, potentially circumventing the normal channels of handling classified disclosures.
Tags: White House, Cnn, National Security Council, Bolton, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, John Bolton, NSC


A former NSC official accuses White House aides of hijacking the review process for Bolton's book and making false claims to block its publication

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as National Security Adviser John Bolton listens during a meeting with President of Romania Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House August 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images A former career official on the National Security Council accused White House aides of falsely claiming that former national security adviser John Bolton's explosive book contains classified information, according to a new court fil...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, Trends, Romania, National Security, National Security Council, Bolton, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Ellis, Michael Ellis, John Bolton


Bolton allegedly tried to share details of Trump's Ukraine dealings during impeachment, but the White House stopped him

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton reportedly tried to do his part during President Trump's impeachment hearings.Bolton famously refused to testify during Trump's impeachment trial regarding the president's alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine, only confirming the deal months after the fact. But Bolton apparently did try to divulge some details from his book regarding Trump's Ukraine dealings — the White House just wouldn't let him, an official overseeing Bolton's...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, White House, America, Ukraine, New York Times, National Security Council, Bolton, Justice Department, Trump, Supreme Court Trump, John Bolton, Knight, Ellen Knight


The different ways Trump and Biden talk about gun violence

President Donald Trump ordered the Justice Department to ban bump stocks after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and has focused on mental health as an underlying issue. Joe Biden has pledged to ban so-called assault weapons and take on the NRA and gun manufacturers.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Stories, Las Vegas, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Nra


DOJ says it won't send officials to testify because Democrats were 'scolding and insulting' to Barr

The Justice Department is refusing to send its senior officials to testify before Congress these next two weeks, blaming the Democrats' treatment of Attorney General William Barr during a July hearing.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Doj, Justice Department, Barr, William Barr


DOJ says it won't send officials to testify because Democrats were 'insulting' to Barr

The Justice Department is refusing to send its senior officials to testify before Congress these next two weeks, blaming the Democrats' treatment of Attorney General William Barr during a July hearing.
Tags: News, Congress, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Barr, William Barr


Even Trump’s Own Census Director Doesn’t Know Who Ordered The Count Rushed

The Trump administration’s decision to truncate the 2020 census “poses a myriad of risks” to the count’s accuracy and completeness, an inspector general report said Monday. Top Census Bureau officials, including its President Trump-appointed director Steve Dillingham, are still not sure who within the administration made the decision to speed up the count. Their “consensus” view within the bureau is that the acceleration will “ negatively impact the accuracy,” according to Commerce Department I...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Joe Biden, House, Mitch McConnell, Doj, Justice Department, OIG, Ross, Trump, Bureau


DOJ Says Top Officials Will Snub Congress Because Committee Was Mean To Barr

The Justice Department on Monday told the House Judiciary Committee that several high-profile witnesses would not testify as requested because legislators had been rude to Attorney General Bill Barr.  The Judiciary Committee in recent weeks had requested testimony from the directors of the Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service, as well as from the assistant attorney general leading the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, Eric Dreiband. Writing in response to Committee Chairman Jerry Nad...
Tags: News, Congress, House, Department Of Justice, Johnson, Doj, Justice Department, Committee, Trump, Roger Stone, Department, U S Marshals Service, Boyd, House Judiciary Committee, Stone, Barr


Operation targeting Darknet drug traffickers nets dozes of arrest worldwide, officials say

The Justice Department said more than $6.5 million in cash and virtual currencies, as well as 500 kilograms of drugs, have been seized.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Vance: We Could Also Investigate Trump For Tax Fraud

The Manhattan district attorney suggested Monday that a wide-ranging probe of President Trump and the Trump organization may include tax fraud. Tax fraud adds to the list of crimes that Cyrus Vance has suggested could be the focus his probe of the Trump organization. A New York state grand jury issued a subpoena last year for financial records to Mazars USA LLP, the longtime accountant for President Trump and the Trump organization. Vance wrote in a brief before the Second Circuit Court of Ap...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Manhattan, Tax Fraud, Fifth Avenue, Justice Department, Trump, Cyrus Vance, Michael Cohen, Vance, Trump Organization, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court Read, Trump's tax returns


New Yorkers take to social media to mock the Justice Department's anarchy jurisdiction label

New Yorkers are weighing in on what they think it means to live in an "anarchist jurisdiction" after the Department of Justice labeled Manhattan, Portland and Seattle as such in a new declaration.
Tags: Cnn, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Justice Department, Manhattan Portland


Justice Department labels New York, Portland and Seattle as 'anarchy' jurisdictions

The Justice Department on Monday labeled three cities "anarchy" jurisdictions -- New York, Seattle and Portland, Oregon -- on orders from President Donald Trump, making good on the President's threat to withhold federal aid in response to prolonged civil unrest in those areas.
Tags: Cnn, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Donald Trump, Justice Department, New York Seattle, New York Portland


DOJ Again Attacks Democrats, This Time With ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’ Designation

The Justice Department designated New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, as “anarchist jurisdictions.”
Tags: News, Portland Oregon, Doj, Justice Department, New York City Seattle


Department of Justice says New York City, Seattle, and Portland permit anarchy and violence

Attorney General William Barr. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Justice Department designated New York City, Seattle and Portland as "jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property" on Monday. President Donald Trump released a memo earlier this month instructing the department to find ways to slash federal funding after determining which US cities are "anarchist jurisdictions." "We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balan...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, New York City, US, Trends, United States, Portland, Bill De Blasio, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Justice Department


Did Robert F. Smith use Black America?

OPINION: A criminal tax investigation could reveal that Smith’s $40 million gift to Morehouse may have been a strategy to achieve leniency. Robert F. Smith, the businessman, philanthropist and the wealthiest Black man in America, gained a great deal of attention and accolades when he pledged to pay off the entire student loan debt of the Morehouse College class of 2019. When Smith gave his Morehouse commencement address, what many didn’t know is that he was being investigated by the Justice De...
Tags: News, America, Smith, Justice Department, Irs, Morehouse, Morehouse College, Robert F Smith, Black America


3 Big Ways RBG’s Death Could Have An Immediate SCOTUS Impact

Even before it’s determined whether President Trump will get to fill the seat left vacant by the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, her absence could have a big impact on disputes already before or likely headed to the Supreme Court. When Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016, the 10 months the court was down to eight justices created four-four splits that deferred to how the lower court handled the issue, including in some major cases. Here are three ways Ginsburg’s death could shift the dyn...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Senate, Gop, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rhode Island, Justice Department, Gore, Trump, Rnc, Bush, Tierney Sneed, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2013. Charles Dharapak/AP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Her death was announced Friday evening. She had multiple types of cancer in the past 20 years. Even before President Bill Clinton nominated her to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a champion for women's issues as a lawyer at the ACLU. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87.She di...
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Justice Department sought ways to arrest Portland officials on federal criminal charges

Justice Department officials dispute a report Wednesday in The New York Times that Attorney General William Barr asked federal prosecutors to find a way to bring criminal charges against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) for allowing protesters to briefly set up a police-free zone east of downtown. But Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Thursday that the department has explored whether it can pursue criminal or civil rights charges against officials in Portland, Oregon, for weeks of pr...
Tags: News, White House, America, United States, New York Times, Portland, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Times, Seattle, Justice Department, Trump, Stuart Stevens, Barr, Trump GOP, Ted Wheeler


Barr's latest comments have DOJ on edge

Attorney General William Barr's provocative critique of career employees who work for him and of politics surrounding Justice Department investigations is his clearest acknowledgment of a worsening divide between President Donald Trump's attorney general and his rank-and-file.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Barr, William Barr


Barr's latest comments have Justice Department on edge

Attorney General William Barr's provocative critique of career employees who work for him and of politics surrounding Justice Department investigations is his clearest acknowledgment of a worsening divide between President Donald Trump's attorney general and his rank-and-file.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Barr, William Barr


DOJ explored criminal or civil charges against Portland officials over riots

The Justice Department looked at possible criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Oregon, after clashes between federal law enforcement and violent protesters.
Tags: News, Portland, Portland Oregon, Doj, Justice Department


DOJ researched possibility of charges against Portland officials

Justice Department prosecutors looked into the possibility of bringing criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Oregon, over their handling of weeks of protests that for a period laid siege to a federal courthouse and other buildings, according to Kerri Kupec, a Justice Department spokeswoman.
Tags: News, Portland, Stories, Portland Oregon, Doj, Justice Department, Kerri Kupec


James Comey will testify before Senate one month before election, because 2020 wasn't 2016 enough already

Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30, which is just about one month before the presidential election. The GOP keeps trying to gin up the lie that Comey and the FBI under his direction conspired against Donald Trump in 2016. From the Associated Press: Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a featured witness in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham's investigation into the origins of the Justice Dep...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Senate, Russia, US news, Fbi, Gop, Graham, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Justice Department, James Comey, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee


U.S. charges Iranians with hacking aerospace and satellite technology firms for Islamic republic's Revolutionary Guard

The Justice Department announced charges against three Iranian nationals over the hacking of aerospace and satellite tech firms. Here's the news release from the Department of Justice U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia, published early Thursday: Iranian Hackers Indicted for Stealing Data from Aerospace and Satellite Tracking CompaniesALEXANDRIA, Va. – An indictment was unsealed today charging three computer hackers, all of whom were residents and nationals of the Islamic...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Justice, Iran, Fbi, Tech News, United States, United Kingdom, Hackers, Aerospace, Justice Department, Irgc, District Court, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps IRGC, Revolutionary Guard


DOJ looked into the possibility of charges against local officials in Portland

Justice Department prosecutors looked into the possibility of bringing criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Oregon, over their handling of weeks of protests that for a period laid siege to a federal courthouse and other buildings, according to Kerri Kupec, a Justice Department spokeswoman.
Tags: Cnn, Portland, Portland Oregon, Doj, Justice Department, Kerri Kupec


DHS Probes Whistleblower Claims Of Unwanted Hysterectomies At Private ICE Jail

The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog is investigating a alleging that immigrants locked up at a private detention center in Georgia underwent unwanted medical procedures, including hysterectomies.  The complaint, which cited the experiences of a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center, was filed Monday by a network of human rights groups and alleged that a gynecologist treating detainees often performed procedures that weren’t necessary or otherwise weren’t fully expl...
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Seattle Mayor Accuses Trump And Barr Of ‘Tyranny’ Over DOJ Effort To Charge Her Criminally

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) accused President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr of “tyranny” late Wednesday suggesting the pair had warped the Justice Department into a “political weapon” used on those who speak out against the Trump administration.  The comments follow a New York Times report on Wednesday that revealed Attorney General Bill Barr  asked the Justice Department’s civil rights division to explore bringing criminal charges against Durkan for allowing residents to...
Tags: News, Washington, New York Times, Protests, Department Of Justice, Times, Seattle, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Barr, Hillsdale College, Sedition, President Trump, Jenny Durkan


Comey to testify before Senate panel weeks before election

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 30, appearing just a month before the presidential election as Republicans have tried to make the case that he and his agency conspired against Donald Trump in 2016. Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a featured witness in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham’s investigation into the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe.
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Fbi, Donald Trump, Justice Department, James Comey, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey



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