BIDEN PEOPLE/JOE BIDEN/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/NOMINATIONS: “Our nominees for the Justice Department will restore the independence of the Department, so it serves the interests of the people—not a presidency. They’ll rebuild public trust in the rule of law and work to ensure a more fair and equitable justice system. https://t.co/MSCRAwsmaH?amp=1″ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 7, 2021 4:15 […]

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ANTIFA/DEFENSE/DHS/FBI/INTERIOR/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/POLICE/SECRET SERVICE/TERRORISM: “Antifa is a Terrorist Organization, stay out of Washington. Law enforcement is watching you very closely! @DeptofDefense @TheJusticeDept @DHSgov @DHS_Wolf [Chad Wolf] @SecBernhardt Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt] @SecretService @FBI“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 5, 2021 11:25 am […]

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2020 ELECTION/DEMS/FAKE NEWS/FBI/GOP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MEDIA/MICHIGAN/PENNSYLVANIA/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VOTE BY MAIL: “Time for Republican Senators to step up and fight for the Presidency, like the Democrats would do if they had actually won. The proof is irrefutable! Massive late night mail-in ballot drops in swing states, stuffing the ballot boxes (on video), double voters, dead voters, ….fake signatures, […]

Read More… from 12/26/2020


2020 ELECTION/FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VOTER FRAUD: “The ‘Justice’ Department and the FBI have done nothing about the 2020 Presidential Election Voter Fraud, the biggest SCAM in our nation’s history, despite overwhelming evidence. They should be ashamed. History will remember. Never give up. See everyone in D.C. on January 6th.“ [Editor’s Note: Twitter included the following […]

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ANDREW MCCABE/DOJ/JAMES COMEY/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘OK, I’ve seen enough. What’s going to happen to these guys (McCabe, Comey & the gang of treasonous thugs)? @SenJohnKennedy @MariaBartiromo @TheJusticeDept They, and many others, got caught. DO SOMETHING!!!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 12, 2020 2:50 am […]

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2020 ELECTION/ANTIFA/CIVIL UNREST/DEMS/DOJ/FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TERRORISM/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong. Instead, the FBI & Justice should be investigating the terrorists, anarchists, and agitators of ANTIFA, who run around burning down our Democrat run cities and hurting our people! RT @tplohetski NEW: Very short statement from the FBI confirming that they are […]

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CIA/CRIME/DNI/DOJ/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MEDIA/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “.@TheJusticeDept RT @SaraCarterDC Texts and the four years of actual investigative journalism some of us did – it’s a shame that this has happened. These agencies under Obama #FBI #DOJ #CIA #DNI #StateDepartment were weaponized by one political party against another – criminal behavior & no one paid the price“ ––Donald […]

Read More… from 10/27/2020


2020 ELECTION/CORRUPTION/DEMS/DOJ/GOP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/PENNSYLVANIA/VOTER FRAUD/VOTING: “Pennsylvania Ballot ‘mistakes’ made, in my opinion, on purpose by the Democrat Governor [Tom Wolf], puts Republicans, in particular @SeanParnellUSA, at great risk. Corrupt politics in Pennsylvania must be investigated immediately. By the way, Philadelphia is out of control. @TheJusticeDept“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2020 2:45 am   […]

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ANTIFA/CIVIL UNREST/DEMS/JOE BIDEN/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MICHIGAN/SHUTDOWN/TERRORISM: “Governor [Gretchen] Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job. She locked down her state for everyone, except her husband’s boating activities. The Federal Government provided tremendous help to the Great People of Michigan. My Justice Department and Federal Law Enforcement announced… …today that they foiled a dangerous plot against the […]

Read More… from 10/8/2020


DOJ/IMMIGRATION/JEFF SESSIONS/JOE BIDEN/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “These families fled persecution and violence to seek safety in the land of the free. But instead of providing refuge, the Trump Administration ripped their children away from them. The cruelty was the point — and it’s reprehensible. RT @nytmike NEW: ‘We need to take away children,’ AG [Jeff] […]

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JUDGE SULLIVAN/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MICHAEL FLYNN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A divided federal appeals court on Friday seemed reluctant to order the judge presiding over former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s prosecution to dismiss the case ahead of scheduled arguments in the trial court next month… If a majority of the three-judge panel declines to intervene, then oral arguments over […]

Read More… from 6/12/2020


JUDGE GLEESON/JUDGE SULLIVAN/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MICHAEL FLYNN/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILLIAM BARR: Following the U.S. Department of Justice’s request under Attorney General Bill Barr to drop its criminal case against Michael Flynn, presiding U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan asked retired judge John Gleeson to write an amicus curiae brief opposing the decision. On June 10, 2020, Gleeson submitted an 82-page report […]

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CONGRATS/CHRIS CHRISTIE/DEMS/GOP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/NEW JERSEY/OBAMA ADMIN/SUPREME COURT: “Congratulations to former Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, and all others involved, on a complete and total exoneration (with a 9-0 vote by the U.S. Supreme Court) on the Obama DOJ Scam referred to as ‘Bridgegate.’ The Democrats…. ….are getting caught doing very evil things, and Republicans should […]

Read More… from 5/7/2020


FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MICHAEL FLYNN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has ‘lost’ the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Justice Department said Wednesday [2-26-20] that it had created an official section in its immigration office to strip citizenship rights from naturalized immigrants, a move that gives more heft to the Trump administration’s broad efforts to remove from the country immigrants who have committed crimes. The Denaturalization Section ‘underscores the […]

Read More… from 2/26/2020


COURTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/ROGER STONE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A national association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting to address growing concerns about the intervention of Justice Department officials and President Donald Trump in politically sensitive cases, the group’s president said Monday [2-17-20]. Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, who heads the independent Federal Judges Association, said […]

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2016 ELECTION/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/OBAMA/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Trump administration officials investigating the government’s response to Russia’s election interference in 2016 appear to be hunting for a basis to accuse Obama-era intelligence officials of hiding evidence or manipulating analysis about Moscow’s covert operation, according to people familiar with aspects of the inquiry. Since his election, President Trump has […]

Read More… from 2/13/2020


ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William P. Barr delivered an extraordinary rebuke of President Trump on Thursday [2-13-20], saying that his attacks on the Justice Department had made it ‘impossible for me to do my job’ and that ‘I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody.’ Mr. Barr has been among […]

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/ROGER STONE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Now it looks like the fore person in the jury, in the Roger Stone case, had significant bias. Add that to everything else, and this is not looking good for the ‘Justice’ Department. @foxandfriends @FoxNews” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 13, 2020 7:57 am […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/ROGER STONE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s post-impeachment acquittal behavior is casting a chill in Washington, with Attorney General William Barr emerging as a key ally in the president’s quest for vengeance against the law enforcement and national security establishment that initiated the Russia and Ukraine investigations. In perhaps the most tumultuous day […]

Read More… from 2/12/2020


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/ROGER STONE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A key witness in Roger Stone’s trial is defending the quartet of prosecutors who withdrew from the federal case against the controversial Republican operative, accusing President Donald Trump of targeting the attorneys with a ‘vile smear job’…Credico’s social media post came after the Justice Department on Tuesday backed off a […]

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/ROGER STONE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Four prosecutors abruptly withdrew on Tuesday [2-11-20] from the case of President Trump’s longtime friend Roger J. Stone Jr. after senior Justice Department officials intervened to recommend a more lenient sentence for crimes he committed in a bid to protect the president. In an extraordinary decision overruling career lawyers, the […]

Read More… from 2/11/2020


DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/ROGER STONE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “With impeachment no longer in their arsenal, Democrats are coming to terms with a new reality: they have few, if any, weapons to take on an emboldened President Donald Trump as he openly settles scores with his political adversaries and continues breaching the wall between the Justice Department and Oval […]

Read More… from 2/11/2020


ATTORNEY GENERAL/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUDY GUILIANI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Attorney General William P. Barr said on Monday [2-10-20] that the Justice Department would consider information from Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, about Ukraine. That could include assertions about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter. The Justice Department ‘has the obligation to […]

Read More… from 2/10/2020


GOVERNMENT/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Three years into the Trump administration’s promised war on the administrative state, the attacks appear to be having an effect, with the morale of the government workforce showing a decline for two years in a row. Morale among the country’s roughly 2 million federal workers fell by half a point in […]

Read More… from 12/17/2019


FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..by Congress, by the Justice Department & FBI friends of the Democrats, who hated the president when he was nothing but a candidate. At some point somebody should have said, wait a minute, this is out of control, this train is off the tracks, it’s time to get reasonable.’” –Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 12/12/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When the Mueller report was made public this spring, Attorney General William P. Barr seemed to try to blunt its findings, playing them down in an early summary and defending President Trump at a news conference just before its release. On Monday [12-9-19], when the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael […]

Read More… from 12/9/2019


FBI/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A highly anticipated review of the origins of the FBI’s investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is set for release Monday [12-9-19], following last-minute signaling from President Donald Trump and his allies that the report may not much offer much in the way of blockbuster revelations that […]

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/PRISONERS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration’s plans to resume federal executions next week for the first time in over 16 years were scuttled Friday [12-6-19] night after the Supreme Court turned down the Justice Department’s emergency bid to lift a lower-court order blocking the plan. The high court’s order came with officials pressing […]

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2016 ELECTION/FBI/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Justice Department’s inspector general found no evidence that the F.B.I. attempted to place undercover agents or informants inside Donald J. Trump’s campaign in 2016 as agents investigated whether his associates conspired with Russia’s election interference operation, people familiar with a draft of the inspector general’s report said. The determination […]

Read More… from 11/27/2019


CONGRESS/DEMS/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff said today’s ruling in former White House counsel Don McGahn’s case is ‘a very significant victory for congressional oversight, and for the American people.’ He also reiterated tonight that it will be up to the witnesses who defied the committee’s demands to change course if […]

Read More… from 11/25/2019


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/NEW YORK/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “The U.S. Justice Department on Friday [11-22-19] backed President Donald Trump in his fight at the Supreme Court to prevent his tax returns from being disclosed to a New York prosecutor. The court filing by Solicitor General Noel Francisco comes a week after Trump filed an appeal in […]

Read More… from 11/22/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Bill Barr did not decline my request to talk about Ukraine. The story was a Fake Washington Post con job with an ‘anonymous’ source that doesn’t exist. Just read the Transcript. The Justice Department already ruled that the call was good. We don’t have freedom of the press!”  –Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 11/7/2019


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MEDIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Justice Department is demanding identifying details about the senior Trump administration official who denounced the president in a New York Times Op-Ed last year under the byline Anonymous, according to a letter from a senior law enforcement official on Monday [11-4-19] ahead of a forthcoming book by the still-unnamed writer. Assistant […]

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HOUSE OF REPS/IMPEACHMENT/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Justice Department won’t have to give the House of Representatives secret details from the Mueller criminal investigation for use in its impeachment probe this week, a federal appeals court said Tuesday [10-29-19]. But it’s not clear yet how long that deadline to turn over the information will stay […]

Read More… from 10/29/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Attorney General William P. Barr pushed back on Monday [10-28-19] on criticism that the Justice Department is investigating the origins of the Russia inquiry to help President Trump settle personal legal and political scores, insisting that he does not serve as the president’s personal lawyer…Mr. Barr also sought to […]

Read More… from 10/28/2019


INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “..the President when Flynn had been cleared of everything long before that. The DOJ is withholding a lot of evidence & information, as are Clapper & Brennan & all of the people who participated in the complete setup of Michael Flynn.”(Terrible!) Sidney Powell. This is a disgrace!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October […]

Read More… from 10/26/2019


COURTS/IMPEACHMENT/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge on Friday [10-25-19] gave a legal endorsement to the House Democrats’ impeachment probe into President Donald Trump and ordered the Justice Department to release grand jury information redacted from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The ruling is a blow to the Trump administration’s claims that the House is […]

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INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [10-25-19] vigorously defended his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who is facing an expanding criminal probe and whose Ukraine activities are central to House Democrats’ impeachment investigation. Asked whether he was concerned about authorities’ growing scrutiny of the former New York mayor, Trump brushed off the […]

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CONGRESS/IMPEACHMENT/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “At the time, the disclosure was offered almost as a footnote to the explosive contents of a phone call in which President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate political rival Joe Biden. As a summary of the call was released by the White House last month, senior Justice Department officials, who spoke […]

Read More… from 10/25/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. Attorney General William Barr faced growing criticism from Democrats on Friday [10-25-19] after the Justice Department said it had intensified its politically charged review of the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A person familiar with the matter late on Thursday confirmed that the […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For more than two years, President Trump has repeatedly attacked the Russia investigation, portraying it as a hoax and illegal even months after the special counsel closed it. Now, Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into how it all began. Justice Department officials have shifted […]

Read More… from 10/24/2019


CORRUPTION/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/LOBBYING/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A venture capitalist who donated $900,000 to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee is admitting to several charges, including hiding his work as foreign agent while lobbying U.S. government officials and making illegal campaign contributions, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday [10-22-19].  Imaad Shah Zuberi, who ran a venture capital firm called Avenue Ventures, solicited money […]

Read More… from 10/23/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CIA/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s obsession with former CIA director John Brennan could be on a collision course with an ongoing Justice Department probe as Attorney General Bill Barr takes a more hands-on approach to examining the intelligence community’s actions in 2016. Barr has been meeting with the U.S.’ closest foreign […]

Read More… from 10/22/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/AUSTRALIA/IMPEACHMENT/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call. The White House curbed access to […]

Read More… from 9/30/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/INTELLIGENCE/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE: “At the end of August, when two top intelligence officials asked a Justice Department lawyer whether a whistle-blower’s complaint should be forwarded to Congress, they were told no, Attorney General William P. Barr and his department could handle the criminal referral against the president of the United States. About four […]

Read More… from 9/25/2019


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE/WHISTLEBLOWER: “The Trump administration on Wednesday [9-25-19] released a reconstructed transcript of President Trump’s 30-minute conversation with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine on July 25 that was at least in part the focus of a disputed whistle-blower complaint. Separately, the Justice Department released a revised version of a memo by its Office […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Thursday [9-19-19] asked the White House to turn over documents that would show if President Donald Trump interfered or directed a Justice Department antitrust probe of four automakers that struck voluntary agreements with California to reduce tailpipe emissions, according to a letter seen by […]

Read More… from 9/19/2019


CONGRESS/DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE/WHISTLEBLOWER: “The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman on Thursday [9-19-19] accused the Justice Department of blocking intelligence officials from giving Congress a whistleblower complaint reported to involve communications between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The Washington Post, which first reported the matter, said the country involved was Ukraine, citing unnamed […]

Read More… from 9/19/2019


BRETT KAVANAUGH/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue. The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop? They are trying to influence his opinions. Can’t let that happen!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 15, 2019 […]

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BRETT KAVANAUGH/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for liable, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue. The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop? They are trying to influence his opinions. Can’t let that happen!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 15, 2019 […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/ETHICS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Attorney General William P. Barr has booked a ballroom in President Trump’s hotel for his annual holiday party, an event that he could spend tens of thousands of dollars on and that drew criticism from ethics experts. Mr. Barr booked the Presidential Ballroom at the Trump International Hotel for […]

Read More… from 8/28/2019


DHS/IMMIGRATION/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to allow a rule limiting asylum claims to go into effect nationwide while a lower court ruling blocking it is appealed. A federal judge had blocked the Trump administration rule, which dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if […]

Read More… from 8/26/2019


ANDREW MCCABE/FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe filed suit Thursday [8-8-19] against the FBI and Justice Department, claiming that his March 2018 ouster — on the day he planned to retire after a 21-year career — was politically motivated retaliation driven by President Donald Trump, who was angry at McCabe’s role […]

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ANDREW MCCABE/FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Andrew G. McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director who was fired for statements he made about communications between the bureau and the press, sued the F.B.I. and the Justice Department on Thursday [8-8-19], alleging that the dismissal was retaliatory and politically motivated. The Justice Department engaged in a ‘politically motivated […]

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGISLATION/MASS SHOOTINGS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, I am also directing the Department of Justice to propose legislation ensuring that those who commit hate crimes and mass murders face the DEATH PENALTY – and that this capital punishment be delivered quickly, decisively, and without years of needless delay. https://t.co/BDXdpelK7F” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 5, 2019 12:10 […]

Read More… from 8/5/2019


FBI/JAMES COMEY/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Justice Department declined to prosecute the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey after determining that two memos he wrote about his interactions with President Trump contained classified information and examining whether he mishandled the documents, according to people familiar with the matter. The F.B.I. upgraded the memos to confidential […]

Read More… from 8/1/2019


CRIME/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Plans by President Donald Trump’s administration to resume executions of inmates sentenced to death for federal crimes is set to face a stiff court challenge, but a judge’s decision on the legality of its new protocol for lethal injections may come too late for five men scheduled to die starting in […]

Read More… from 7/31/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CRIME/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The federal government has ordered the death penalty to be reinstated for the first time in nearly two decades, as Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five inmates after adopting an updated execution protocol. After 16 years without an execution, Barr has […]

Read More… from 7/25/2019


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/PARDONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “After Bernard L. Madoff admitted to masterminding the largest Ponzi scheme in history and bilking thousands of investors out of their cash, he was punished with a sentence that made it likely he would die in federal prison — 150 years. Now, a decade into his time, at the age of 81, […]

Read More… from 7/24/2019


CONGRESS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Justice Department wrote a letter to Robert Mueller on Monday [7-22-19] about his upcoming congressional hearing, telling the former special counsel his testimony must adhere to the 448-page report he issued earlier this year. The testimony, the letter stated, ‘must remain within the boundaries of your public report […]

Read More… from 7/22/2019


DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “House Democrats want to know whether a decades-old Justice Department prohibition on indicting a sitting president played a role in federal prosecutors’ decision not to criminally charge President Donald Trump over hush money payments that he directed his fixer to pay to women. The prohibition, laid out in a 2000 […]

Read More… from 7/19/2019


INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Federal prosecutors’ decision to end an investigation into hush money payments to women claiming affairs with Donald Trump relied at least in part on long-standing Justice Department policy that a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday [7-18-19]. The Justice Department told a federal […]

Read More… from 7/18/2019


CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling last month rejecting the Trump administration’s reason for adding a citizenship question to the census as merely a pretext and ‘contrived,”’ President Trump is contemplating the unthinkable: issuing an executive order instructing the Census Bureau to move forward with printing the […]

Read More… from 7/10/2019


COURTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MICHAEL FLYNN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, backed off his planned testimony in a federal case against a former associate, according to court documents unsealed on Tuesday [7-9-19]. Mr. Flynn had previously admitted that he lied on foreign lobbying disclosure forms submitted to the Justice Department but now is blaming […]

Read More… from 7/9/2019


CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census is one he seems likely to lose. Eleven days after an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling, a new team of Justice Department attorneys must persuade three district court judges that a June 30 printing deadline a previous DOJ […]

Read More… from 7/8/2019


CAMPAIGN FINANCE/INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Federal prosecutors have intensified their wide-ranging federal investigation into Elliott Broidy, a top fund-raiser for President Trump, signaling the Justice Department’s continued interest in questions about foreign influence on the administration. In recent months, federal authorities have searched Mr. Broidy’s Southern California office and subpoenaed records related to him from a […]

Read More… from 7/8/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr began working to find a way to place a citizenship question on the 2020 census just after the Supreme Court blocked its inclusion last month, Mr. Barr said on Monday, adding that he believes that the administration can find a legal path […]

Read More… from 7/8/2019


CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Trump administration confirmed Friday [7-5-19] that it will press forward with efforts to add a citizenship question to next year’s census, with President Donald Trump saying he’s exploring the possibility of reviving the question via executive order and government lawyers telling a federal judge that they’ve “been asked to […]

Read More… from 7/5/2019


CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Justice Department lawyers told a federal judge on Friday [7-5-19] that they would press ahead in their efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but indicated they did not know yet what kind of rationale they would put forward. Just hours before, President Trump told reporters on […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A day after pledging that the 2020 census would not ask respondents about their citizenship, Justice Department officials reversed course on Wednesday [7-3-19] and said they were hunting for a way to restore the question on orders from President Trump. The contentious issue of whether next year’s all-important head count would […]

Read More… from 7/3/2019


CONGRESS/DEMS/FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Justice Department’s top watchdog will review why the F.B.I. scuttled plans to erect a new headquarters in suburban Washington and instead chose to replace the J. Edgar Hoover Building on its current site near the White House, he wrote to lawmakers this week. The F.B.I.’s abrupt change of plans has […]

Read More… from 7/3/2019


2016 CAMPAIGN/CONGRESS/FBI/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [6-26-19] accused former special counsel Robert Mueller of committing a crime, without providing evidence, by deleting certain text messages sent between two former FBI officials who had been critical of Trump during his 2016 campaign. ‘[Mueller] terminated all the stuff between Strzok and Page,’ […]

Read More… from 6/26/2019


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LAWSUIT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Justice Department is suing former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman for failing to file a financial disclosure report after she was fired in late 2017. In a civil complaint filed Tuesday [6-25-19] in Washington federal court, Justice Department attorneys said that Newman, the former reality star and longtime associate of […]

Read More… from 6/25/2019


DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “The Justice Department on Friday [6-14-19] backed a decision by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to defy a request from Congress for President Trump’s tax returns on the basis that it lacked ‘legitimate legislative purpose.’ The department issued a 33-page memo, dated Thursday [6-13-19], that came as House Democrats were preparing a […]

Read More… from 6/14/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/CIA/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Justice Department will request interviews with senior Central Intelligence Agency officers as part of Attorney General William Barr’s review of the origins of the 2016 Russia investigation and surveillance surrounding then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign, The New York Times reported Wednesday [6-12-19]. The interview plans indicate the department […]

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2016 ELECTION/CIA/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Justice Department officials intend to interview senior C.I.A. officers as they review the Russia investigation, according to people briefed on the matter, indicating they are focused partly on the intelligence agencies’ most explosive conclusion about the 2016 election: that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia intervened to benefit Donald […]

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DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said the Justice Department would have ‘no choice’ but to charge President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice if he finished his term without being impeached. Speaking with NPR’s Scott Detrow in an interview published Wednesday [6-12-19], Harris said special counsel Robert Mueller essentially set the stage […]

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