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    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he was “concerned” former President Donald Trump had not yet been indicted. Anchor Dana Bash said, “I want to ask you about something a federal judge said, overseeing some of the January 6 cases. He said in a court hearing this month that the rioters that day...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland is under fire from Republican lawmakers for allegedly politicizing the Justice Department. Rep. Jim Jordan spoke to the Washington Examiner about the Garland school boards memo controversy, saying: “My gut tells me that the main focus was this was politics. And that's what the Justice Department has been under Garland.” He added: “Joe Biden...
    \u201cThe only solution is Communist revolution\u201d chants here at Chicago\u2019s protest against the Rittenhouse verdict #Chicago #RittenhouseVerdictpic.twitter.com/5JNm0uFXno — Brendan Gutenschwager (@Brendan Gutenschwager) 1637445099 Other protesters who spoke to local media voiced frustrations using trite talking points. "I'm still very, very disappointed. Just a travesty of justice. The illegal gun possession, the Kenosha police basically deputizing him. All of it...
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized Joe Biden's Justice Department Saturday on "Watters' World," saying the department's actions are "outrageous."  Christie said Biden's Justice Department seems to have broken its pledge to "never, ever use [the Patriot Act] in a way that was improper or inappropriate." WHITE HOUSE IN CONTACT WITH SCHOOL BOARD GROUP FOR 'WEEKS' BEFORE CONTROVERSIAL 'PATRIOT...
    A Republican senator demanded the Justice Department reveal all communications agency employees had with The New York Times and the White House regarding the disappearance of a diary belonging to Ashley Biden, the youngest daughter of President Joe Biden. Sen. Tom Cotton sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday raising concerns about the FBI raids of New...
    Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Saturday that the Justice Department “absolutely should” bring a case against former President Donald Trump over Jan. 6, or at the very least, investigate his role. Acosta played the audio recording of Trump defending “Hang Mike Pence” chants on Jan. 6. “He seems to be volunteering some information that he...
    Legal experts are well aware of the fact that the wheels of the justice system turn slow but some are still wondering about the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) sluggish movement toward indicating former President Donald Trump. In New York, prosecutors have been moving forward with its investigation into the Trump Organization. In Atlanta, the local prosecutor is reportedly...
    Carlos Watson records a TV debate for Take On America With OZY at The Bently Reserve on October 29, 2018 in San Francisco, California.Kimberly White | Getty Images Scandal-plagued Ozy Media is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a new report. Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York have...
    (CNN)The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into whether the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Lowndes County Health Department have put Black residents at a higher risk of disease by failing to properly rid their communities of raw sewage.This is the first environmental justice investigation the Justice Department has conducted under Title VI of the Civil...
    Of the committee's two Republican members, Rep. Adam Kinzinger has already announced he will not be running in 2022. On Monday afternoon, the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 issued a new round of subpoenas. Included in the net this time were: Trump Campaign Manager Bill Stepien, best known for his involvement in Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal, and for not...
    The White House on Monday batted away questions about controversial plans to pay compensation to families separated at the border - just days after President Biden said he was in favor of payments to people who suffered under the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy. Last week Biden said reports he was planning to pay as much as $450,000 to separated...
    (CNN)Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark tried to help former President Donald Trump steal the 2020 election under fraudulent pretenses, and Clark has refused to cooperate with the January 6 select committee, without any legitimate legal justification. Now, the committee and the Justice Department need to fire back and impose real consequences on Clark for his lawlessness.In late December 2020,...
    (CNN)Former Justice Department official Jeffery Clark, appearing for an interview with the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection on Friday, may hold several answers to core questions about Donald Trump and the January 6 insurrection.Clark was one of the prime officials within the Justice Department pushing to pursue unfounded claims of voter fraud in the weeks after the...
    Washington (CNN)A full year after the 2020 presidential election, new details are still emerging about former President Donald Trump's unprecedented effort to overturn the results. Many of Trump's actions were done in public view, including dozens of ill-fated lawsuits and tweets that undermined the electoral process. But congressional inquiries and news reports have shed new light on what happened behind...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is stepping up actions to combat ransomware and cyber crime through arrests and other actions, its No. 2 official told The Associated Press, as the Biden administration escalates its response to what it regards as an urgent economic and national security threat. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said that “in the days and weeks...
    Former president Trump is asking a federal judge to conduct a document-by-document review of White House records sought by the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection. Trump "is pleading with a federal judge in Washington to slow down" the House Select Committee's efforts to obtain more than 700 pages of records from his presidency, Politico reported Tuesday night, adding...
    The Trump justices: Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh Lawyers scrambled to deliver briefs to the Supreme Court this week to persuade the court to overturn the Texas abortion bounty hunter law. With arguments coming Monday, Nov. 1 in separate challenges—from the Justice Department and from abortion providers in the state—the lawyers filed one set of briefs on Wednesday,...
    (CNN)The families of nine people fatally shot in 2015 at a historically Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reached an $88 million settlement with the Justice Department in their lawsuit over the shooter's weapon purchase, according to agency officials and a news release Thursday.The settlements range from $6 million to $7.5 million per claimant for those killed at Emanuel...
    Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley called on Attorney General Merrick Garland to resign Wednesday over Garland’s support that the FBI and the Department of Justice investigate “violence” from parents at school boards. “I’ll leave it at this, General Garland. You have weaponized the FBI and the Department of Justice, your U.S. attorneys are now collecting and cataloging all the ways...
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) slammed Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday and called on him to resign. Hawley questioned Garland about a DOJ memo issued earlier this month announcing a federal government response amid school officials allegedly coming under threat from parents. The memo was issued after the Biden administration received a Sept. 29 letter, addressed to President Joe Biden, from the National School...
    Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland about whether or not he recognized that his Oct. 4 memo directing the FBI to meet with local law enforcement officials over potential threats directed at education officials would chill protected speech. “Did you consider the chilling effect your memorandum might have on parents exercising their constitutional rights?” Cornyn repeatedly...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, where he is expected to face questions about the politicization of the Justice Department. Garland's Senate testimony comes less than a week after he addressed the same issues before the House Judiciary Committee last Thursday, and during a time when the agency is in the middle of...
    REUTERS/Brendan McDermidHouse Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffI have long since fallen off the wagon of viewing the United States system of government as a fully functioning democracy. In a fully functioning democracy, every citizen would have equal representation. But the U.S. Senate, which gives fully equal power to two senators from Wyoming (population 581,075) and two from California (population 39,613,493),...
    Norman Ornstein, contributing editor for The Atlantic, made the bold assertion that Virginia gubernatorial Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin supports violent threats against school board members. On Sunday, Ornstein tweeted about an Youngkin campaign ad that criticized the FBI and Justice Department for investigating parents protesting school board meetings. In response, Ornstein concluded that Youngkin supported violent threats against school board...
    ANTIOCH — Facing a 40% surge in gun violence so far this year, Antioch city officials announced this week that the police department will be working with the U.S. Department of Justice in an effort to reverse that trend. Employees of the the federal agency will examine how the police department has been tackling crime and suggest ways it might...
    (CNN)The criminal contempt referral from the House of Representatives against right-wing agitator Steve Bannon landed at the DC US Attorney's Office on Thursday with unusual fanfare, setting off potentially weeks of legal decision-making at the Justice Department.The House's vote 229-202 vote Thursday to hold Bannon in contempt for defying its January 6 committees' subpoenas sets in motion a court process...
    President Joe Biden on Thursday said he should have chosen his words 'more wisely' when he said the Justice Department should prosecute former Trump advisor Steve Bannon for contempt. Biden cleaned up the comment, which he made to reporters Friday night, after his words clashed with his repeated assurances he won't interfere with an independent Justice Department. His walk-back, in...
    VIDEO1:3101:31Will the Dept. of Justice proceed with prosecution against Bannon?The News with Shepard Smith Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti broke down the legal issues the Justice Department will have to weigh after the House asked the DOJ to criminally prosecute Trump advisor Steve Bannon over his refusal to cooperate with an investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol....
    Washington (CNN)Nine House Republicans broke ranks Thursday to join all Democrats in voting to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. While Democrats didn't need any GOP votes in order to refer the criminal contempt charge to the Justice Department, these Republicans voted...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is expected to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. It’s up to the Justice Department, and the courts, to determine what happens next. As lawmakers ready a Thursday vote to send a contempt referral to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, there’s considerable uncertainty about whether the Justice Department will prosecute Bannon for...
    (CNN)The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division has launched several major investigations under President Joe Biden, an aggressive start after years of neglect during the Trump-era. In the early months of the administration, the department announced investigations into three major police departments -- a 180-degree turn from the last administration, which was highly skeptical of such systemic reviews. The Biden Justice...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee tasked with investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has been ramping up its efforts in recent weeks, issuing subpoenas to nearly 20 individuals, including four of former President Donald Trump’s advisers and associates. Lawmakers on the committee have made clear that they want to move quickly to obtain testimony and...
                      by Kendall Tietz  Frustration at school boards boiled over for some parents and activists who protested outside of the Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C. Sunday. A small crowd gathered for the “Parents Are Not ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Rally,” a reference to Merrick Garland’s Oct. 4 memorandum that called on the FBI to...
    On Monday the Dept. of Justice moved one step further to try to get the U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott's near-total ban on abortion, which legal experts and now the DOJ itself say is unconstitutional. "For half a century, this Court has held that 'a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate...
    A small crowd gathered at the Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C. Sunday for the “Parents Are Not ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Rally” to express frustration at the government’s reaction to parents concerned about the direction of education in the country. “They are forcing children to hate each other through CRT (Critical Race Theory), and they are also not listening...
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) strongly defended the January 6th select committee’s decision to pursue a criminal contempt charge against Steve Bannon, telling CNN’s Jim Acosta on Sunday that it is “important to send a message that the rule of law is back.” The move comes after Bannon ignored a subpoena seeking documentation and testimony about the Jan. 6 riot at...
                      by Laurel Duggan  Northern Virginia parents plan to protest in front of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Sunday, according to a flyer posted online. A flyer reveals plans for a “Parents Are Not ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Rally Oct. 17. “Stand up, speak up, fight back!” the memo reads....
    Northern Virginia parents plan to protest in front of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Sunday, according to a flyer posted online. A flyer reveals plans for a “Parents Are Not ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Rally Oct. 17. “Stand up, speak up, fight back!” the memo reads. “Bring friends, be heard … you can make a difference!” (RELATED: Left-Wing Member...
    President Biden says he thinks those who refuse to comply with subpoenas from the January 6 select committee should be prosecuted by the Department of Justice.   Biden made the comment on the White House lawn on Friday before boarding Marine One after being asked by CNN's Kaitlan Collins what his message was to those who were defying subpoenas from the committee....
    The Biden administration’s Department of Justice revealed Thursday that it had reversed a Trump administration decision to fire former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe for “lack of candor” under oath, and restored his pension and honors. In a settlement agreement published by CNN, Attorney General Merrick Garland agreed to revise McCabe’s departmental record to reverse his firing by then-Attorney General...
    According to a report from Politico, members of the House select committee investigating the Jan 6th insurrection are preparing to go into battle with some of their colleagues over their actions on that day and that may put some Republicans in an awkward spot. One such GOP lawmaker is combative Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) who may have...
    By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Colleen Long | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A report by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Democratic majority details Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election that he lost, with the Justice Department brought to the brink of chaos and top officials there and at the White House threatening to resign. The...
    The aftermath of the 2020 presidential election was unprecedented in U.S. history, with then-President Donald Trump losing to now-President Joe Biden by more than 7 million votes, but claiming he really won and doing everything imaginable to overturn the election results — including trying to bully U.S. Department of Justice officials. A new Senate Judiciary Committee report offers troubling new...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox News Primetime,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that the Department of Justice didn’t do anything about the mob of people who surrounded him and his wife in D.C., but is now going after “moms at school boards” over areas that have nothing to do with federal law and “the crime of...
    (CNN)An English-speaking narrator of ISIS recruitment videos is in custody in the US and charged with conspiring to help the terrorist organization, the Justice Department announced on Saturday.Mohammed Khalifa, a 38-year-old Saudi-born Canadian citizen, was captured by Syrian Democratic Forces in January 2019 following a firefight in which he was throwing grenades. Khalifa was recently transferred to the FBI, a...
    SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — In court on October 1, a federal judge questioned the enforcement mechanism of Texas’ six-week abortion ban and asked whether the law made private citizens “a proxy for the state to insulate the state from the sort of judicial oversight that would exist.” US District Judge Robert Pitman is holding a virtual hearing Friday to consider...
    On Nov. 3, exactly one year from last year’s presidential election, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on a landmark Second Amendment case challenging New York’s century-old law making it next-to impossible for the average citizen to obtain a permit to lawfully possess a handgun outside their home. To no one’s real surprise, the Biden administration last week...
    (CNN)A 75-year-old Michigan man was arrested Wednesday after investigators say he left pipe bombs at two cell phone stores and threatening letters at cell towers in order to stop all telecommunications "containing immoral content," like pornography and cursing, according to an affidavit for probable cause. John Douglas Allen was charged with extortion and attempted damage or destruction of buildings used...
    The Justice Department and officials in six states have filed a lawsuit to block a partnership formed by American Airlines and JetBlue, claiming that it will reduce competition and lead to higher fares. The Justice Department said Tuesday that the agreement will eliminate important competition in New York and Boston and reduce JetBlue's incentive to compete against American in other...
                      by Eric Lendrum  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a comprehensive ban on numerous practices in law enforcement, aimed at curbing tactics that some claim can lead to instances of so-called “police brutality,” according to Politico. In a statement issued by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, the department said it...