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A wall of counterintelligence secrecy could stand for decades

Lately, all our political controversies seem to involve a wall. The government is shut down by the fight over funding for a wall on the southern border, with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dug in for trench warfare. She pulled the plug on his State of the Union address. He canceled her flight to Afghanistan. You can almost hear the 2020 election galloping toward us and the prospects for peace running off into the distance. But the other wall, which may turn out to be even ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Nancy

A conspiracy of dunces

Just before Christmas, a story broke that seemed too strange — and too hypocritical — to be true. As Democratic Party elders were trying to stifle loutish impeachment threats by fanatical House freshmen, it was revealed that Democratic operatives had used cyber fraud to manipulate the 2017 Alabama Senate race. It’s hard to know precisely who masterminded the plot because the perpetrators have lawyered up and are pointing fingers at one another. But according to the New York Times and subsequent ...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Putin, Obama, California, Washington Post, Opinion, Russia, Alabama, Usda, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States

Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Despite the government shutdown, federal courts around the country have remained open and allowed the wheels of justice to keep turning in criminal cases. But many civil cases have come to a halt because the Justice Department doesn’t have enough attorneys working to handle them. Judges have granted the government’s requests […]
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DOJ moves forward with land-grab cases for border fence

Justice Department attorneys are continuing to work on cases to seize land from property owners along the US-Mexico border, despite other cases being put on hold until the government reopens.
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USA Wrestling athletes accuse USOC critics of making false charges against USAW director Rick Bender

Members of USA Wrestling’s athlete-selected athlete advisory group on Friday accused a leading critic of the U.S. Olympic Committee of making false statements about the conduct of USA Wrestling executive Rick Bender. The wrestlers also charged the Committee to Restore Integrity to the USOC, a watchdog group made up of Olympians and athletes’ rights advocates, with making unfounded allegations against Bender and USA Wrestling. The USA Wrestling athlete board’s statement led to the USOC athlete ad...
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Despite shutdown, DOJ moves forward with land-grab cases for border fence

Justice Department attorneys are continuing to work on cases to seize land from property owners along the US-Mexico border, despite other cases being put on hold until the government reopens.
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Shutdown panics domestic violence shelters despite temporary, eleventh-hour reprieve

Justice Department offices that administer grants for domestic violence shelters were set to close Friday. Thursday evening got extended to March 1.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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DOJ Begins Appeal Of Ruling That Blocks Census Citizenship Question

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department began its appeal Thursday of a New York judge’s ruling stopping the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for the first time since 1950. Garrett Coyle, a Justice Department attorney based in Washington, filed the one-page notice of appeal in Manhattan federal court on behalf of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The notice was forwarded to the 2nd U.S. Cir...
Tags: New York, News, California, Washington, San Francisco, Manhattan, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, 2nd U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Furman, Jesse M Furman, Wilbur Ross, Summer Concepcion, Garrett Coyle

What To Expect The Public Will See From The Mueller Report

Many details about the so-called Mueller report remain speculative: when it will be delivered, what form it will take, what level of detail it will contain. But this week, attorney general nominee Bill Barr provided a better sense of just how much of the special counsel’s report the public will see in the likely event that he is confirmed by the GOP-controlled Senate. The short answer: not much. Former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials told TPM that Barr’s Tuesday testimony...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Senate, Cnn, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Starr, Clinton, James Comey, Trump, Allegra Kirkland

Law Firm to Pay $4.6 Million in Case Tied to Manafort and Ukraine

The Justice Department investigation stemmed from work that the law firm Skadden Arps did with Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Justice Department, Craig, Trump, Slate, Tony, Mueller, Podesta, Skadden, Yanukovych, Skadden Arps, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Tymoshenko

Skadden Arps Agrees to $4.6 Million Settlement in Ukraine Lobbying Case

The Justice Department investigation stemmed from work the law firm, which also agreed to register retroactively as a foreign agent for Ukraine, did with Paul Manafort.
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Justice Department, Craig, Slate, Tony, Mueller, Podesta, Skadden, Yanukovych, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Tymoshenko, Mercury Public Affairs, Manafort

Where’s the Investigation into Senator Feinstein’s Chinese Spy?

Opinion Senator Feinstein quietly covered up that her driver and San Francisco office director of 20 years had been spying for the Chinese government, while she and her husband made millions from China. USA – -( Let’s look at a case study in Justice Department and news media bias: the treatment of President Trump compared with the treatment of Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. The media’s glee over news that a group of anti-Trump bureaucrats took it upon themselves to invest...
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US government files appeals notice after 2020 census ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is appealing a New York judge’s ruling stopping the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. A government lawyer filed a one-page notice of appeal Thursday in Manhattan federal court. The notice was forwarded to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which also […]
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This Week: Trump Administration Picks And Chooses Which Employees Are Essential

As the record-breaking, 27-day partial government shutdown continues to affect millions of Americans — those paid by the government, and those dependent on funding and services left unavailable — the Trump administration has ensured that certain corners of the government go unaffected. And here, we see the administration’s priorities: Roughly 46,000 IRS workers, for example, will be forced to work without pay even though their services aren’t, seemingly, essential. But tax returns must go out...
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Skadden Arps Settles With DOJ Over Manafort Ukraine Dealings

The prominent law firm Skadden Arps reached a civil settlement with federal law enforcement today over work it performed in Ukraine on Paul Manafort’s request, the Justice Department announced in a statement. The firm agreed to pay $4.6 million that it secretly received for the work that it performed on behalf of the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, and agreed to retroactively register as a foreign agent of the Ukrainian government. Skadden wrote a report in 2012 whitewashing the Ukrainian gove...
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Law firm tied to Manafort reaches $4.6 million settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law firm tied to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Ukrainian consulting work has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million and register as a foreign agent, the Justice Department said Thursday. The civil settlement with the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP brings to a close […]
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Top Senate Democrat opposes AG nominee over concerns about Russia probe

(This January 16 story corrects sixth paragraph to say Republicans hold 53 rather than 52 seats in the 100-seat Senate.) By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer said on Wednesday he will oppose President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, saying he is not convinced that Barr will protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe or provide Congress with a full report on Mueller's findings. "We do not have the kind of strong and...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Russia, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Schumer, Sarah N Lynch, Charles Schumer, AG, Mueller, Barr, Reuters Senate, Robert Mueller

The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree.

The bureau’s image unit has linked defendants to crime photographs for decades using unproven techniques and baseless statistics. Studies have begun to raise doubts about the unit’s methods. At the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, a team of about a half-dozen technicians analyzes pictures down to their pixels, trying to determine if the faces, hands, clothes or cars of suspects match images collected by investigators from cameras at crime scenes. The unit specializes in visual evidence...
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Top Senate Democrat opposes AG nominee over concerns about Russia probe

"We do not have the kind of strong and clear commitments to the report being issued and there being no interference in the investigation that are needed, particularly now, with President Trump treating the Justice Department as he has," Schumer told reporters following a private meeting with Barr. Schumer's comments come one day after Barr appeared for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Barr vowed he would let Mueller complete his investigation into whether Tr...
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Justice Department, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Schumer, AG, Mueller, Barr, Barr Schumer

Will We Ever See Mueller’s Report on Trump? Maybe.

There is no guarantee a report on the findings of the special counsel’s investigation will be made public. Here’s what could determine the outcome.
Tags: News, Justice Department, Trump, Mueller, Barr, Executive Privilege, Law and Legislation, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III, Doctrine of, William P

Huawei under U.S. criminal investigation for alleged theft of trade secrets from T-Mobile, other tech companies

China’s Huawei is the subject of a U.S. criminal investigation in which federal prosecutors say the Chinese tech company stole trade secrets from U.S. business partners including technology behind a robotic device T-Mobile used to test smartphones, called “Tappy.” The Wall Street Journal reports that the investigation stemmed from various civil lawsuits against Huawei, including the one involving T-Mobile's Tappy. In Seattle, a jury agreed that Huawei was liable for misappropriation of the ...
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Barr Could Block Mueller Report Release But Would Risk Backlash

“Under the current regulations, the special counsel report is confidential,” Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee, told the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing Tuesday. Barr’s justification for keeping Mueller’s findings from the public appears to rest on a technical reading of federal regulations governing special counsels, as well as Justice Department policy for handling criminal and counterintelligence investigations, the officials said.
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr

Trump's Attorney General pick raises alarms with comments on probing Clinton foundation and uranium conspiracy

New questions have been raised surrounding Donald Trump's pick to become the next attorney general and his views on investigating the Clinton Foundation and a uranium mining company. William Barr began two days of confirmation hearings on Tuesday to become the next head of the Justice Department, fielding questions from senators about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian impact on the 2016 election and other legal issues he would oversee if confirmed. The Republican — wh...
Tags: News, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Clinton, Trump, State, Clinton Foundation, Robert Mueller, William Barr

US Now Says All Online Gambling Illegal, Not Just Sports Bets (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The U.S. Justice Department's decision that all internet gambling is illegal will cast a pall on the industry as businesses and state lotteries evaluate the implications of the change and the government's plans to enforce it. The U.S. now says federal law bars all internet gambling, reversing its position from 2011 that only sports betting is prohibited under a law passed 50 years earlier. Although the federal law specifically prohibits transmi...
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Sen. Cory Gardner introduces legislation to evaluate U.S. Olympic Committee

A Republican senator from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s home state of Colorado introduced potentially groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that would create a 16-member panel selected by Congress to evaluate the USOC and recommend structural and policy changes for an organization whose future has been called into question in the wake of the backlash over its and other Olympic sports organizations’ handling of sexual abuse in gymnastics, swimming and several other sports. Sen. Cory Gardner’s intr...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Senate, Boston, Sports, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Olympics, House, Justice Department, Texas Rangers, Colorado Springs, Olympic Committee, Congressional

Former DOJ Employee Weighs In On William Barr's Confirmation Hearing

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Jennifer Daskal, an associate law professor at American University and a former Justice Department employee, about William Barr's confirmation hearing.
Tags: News, Npr, Doj, Justice Department, American University, Mary Louise Kelly, Jennifer Daskal, William Barr

William Barr Vows to Let Mueller Finish Investigation

William P. Barr, a once and likely future attorney general, testified at his confirmation hearing at a time of constitutional tumult.
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Barr: I’m Open To Reconsidering DOJ Refusal To Defend Obamacare In Lawsuit

Attorney general nominee William Barr said Tuesday that he would be open to reconsidering the Justice Department’s position on a lawsuit by Republican states attorneys general over Obamacare. Attorney General Sessions refused to defend Obamacare in court, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) noted during Barr’s confirmation hearing.  “Would you reverse the Justice Department’s position and defend the Affordable Care Act in court?” the senator asked. “That is a case that, if I am confirmed, I wou...
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Barr: ‘I See No Reason To Change’ DOJ Policy Not To Indict Sitting Presidents

Attorney general nominee William Barr said Tuesday that he saw no reason to change the Justice Department’s current policy that sitting presidents can’t be indicted. “ I actually haven’t read those opinions in a long time,” Barr said in response to a question from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), referring to opinions that established the practice from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. “But I see no reason to change them.” [Author: Matt Shuham]
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U.S. Online Gambling Reversal Puts ‘Chill’ on Industry

The U.S. now says the U.S. Wire Act bars all internet gambling that involves interstate transactions, reversing its position from 2011 that only sports betting was prohibited under the law passed 50 years earlier. While the federal law specifically prohibits transmission of wagers and related information across state lines, the Justice Department’s new interpretation will impact all online gambling because as a practical matter it’s difficult to guarantee that no payments are routed through oth...
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