Tag Archives: DOJ

DOJ Demands Web Hosting Company Turn Over IP Addresses Of Everybody Who Visited Anti-Trump Site

The Washington Post reports: A Los Angeles-based tech company is resisting a federal demand for more than 1.3 million IP addresses to identify visitors to a website set up to coordinate protests on Inauguration Day — a request whose breadth the company says violates the Constitution. “What we have is a sweeping request for every single file we have” in ...

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Sessions Opens Federal Probe Into Charlottesville

NBC News reports: The Department of Justice said late Saturday it has opened a civil-rights investigation into a deadly car-ramming incident that witnesses said targeted counter-protesters at a white nationalist and alt-right rally in Virginia. “The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “When such actions arise from ...

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AG Jeff Sessions Vows To Prosecute Leakers [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein held a news conference about ongoing leak investigations Friday, a day after the Washington Post first published leaked transcripts of President Trump’s January phone calls with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Sessions began his press conference mentioning the leaked phone calls, ...

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Senate Blocks Trump From Recess Appointments

The New York Daily News reports: The Senate unanimously agreed to block President Trump from making appointments during their August break amid concerns that he’ll replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the recess. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who Trump blasted on Twitter after she voted against the party on health care last month, locked in nine “pro forma” sessions over ...

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Sessions Targets Affirmative Action At Universities

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times. The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested ...

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Sessions: I’ll Serve As Long As Trump Wants Me

The Associated Press reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions tells The Associated Press he’ll continue to serve as long as President Donald Trump wants him to. Sessions told AP Thursday in El Salvador that Trump has every right to find another attorney general. He says: “I serve at the pleasure of the president. I’ve understood that from the day I took ...

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BREAKING: Justice Department Files Brief Arguing That LGBT Workers Are Not Protected By The Civil Rights Act

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: The US Justice Department on Wednesday argued in a major federal lawsuit that a 1964 civil rights law doesn’t protect gay workers from discrimination, thereby diverging from a separate, autonomous federal agency that had supported the gay plaintiff’s case. The Trump administration’s filing is unusual in part because the Justice Department isn’t a party in ...

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Trump Again Launches Attack On Jeff Sessions

AOL News reports: President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are no longer on speaking terms, according to a new POLITICO report. Trump has reportedly told advisers he has no desire to speak to Sessions after he began taking aim at him last week, revealing he “would have picked somebody else” as attorney general had he known Sessions was going ...

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Scaramucci To Hewitt: Trump Wants Jeff Sessions Gone

From the right wing site Hot Air: Give the new comms director at the White House this much credit — he’s certainly bringing clarity to Donald Trump’s thoughts and plans. Hugh Hewitt interviewed Anthony Scaramucci from the White House this morning as part of an exclusive Salem Radio Network event, and asked whether Trump wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions gone. ...

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White House Continues Attack On Jeff Sessions: The President Is “Very Disappointed” By His Russia Recusal

They REALLY want him to quit. The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that President Trump is “very disappointed” by Attorney General Jeff Sessions decision to recuse himself from investigations pertaining to Russia. “I think the president has been extremely clear about his position, I know I’ve answered this question a number of times over the ...

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Trump Smirks When Asked If Sessions Should Resign

The morning as Trump posed with a group of White House interns, a press pool reporter shouted, “Mr. President, should Jeff Sessions resign?” Trump responded by rolling his eyes and smirking, much to the amusement of the gathered interns. When the reporter followed up with a question about health care, Trump chastised her for interrupting the photo op, saying “be ...

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REPORT: Trump Mulls Replacing Sessions With Giuliani

Axios reports: President Trump is so unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he has raised the possibility of bringing back Rudolph Giuliani to head the Justice Department, according to West Wing confidants. In internal conversations, Trump has recently pondered the idea of nominating Giuliani, a stalwart of his campaign. Even before last week’s blast at Sessions in a New ...

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ACLU Sues Four Federal Agencies For Plans On How They’ll Implement Trump’s “Religious Liberty” Order

Via press release from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against four federal agencies demanding documents from the Trump administration that provide clarity on how the administration plans to implement its ‘religious freedom’ executive order. The ACLU initially filed records requests with the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, ...

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Sessions: I’m Staying As Long As It’s Appropriate

USA Today reports: Jeff Sessions said Thursday he plans to continue serving as attorney general “as long as that is appropriate” – despite President Trump’s extraordinary attacks that sparked speculation about his fate and that of Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the Russia investigation. “We love this job. We love this department,” Sessions told reporters. Slamming Sessions once again ...

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Will Jeff Sessions Resign After Trump’s Diss?

AL.com reports: The future of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in doubt in the wake of a bombshell interview in which President Donald Trump said he would not have nominated the former Alabama Senator if he’d know he would recuse himself from the investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump told the New York Times that Sessions’ ...

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Jeff Sessions Slams Hawaii Court For “Micro-Managing” Travel Ban: “Reluctantly” We’re Going Back To SCOTUS

The Washington Examiner reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday the Justice Department will appeal the latest decision by a Hawaii District Court to limit the scope of President Trump’s travel ban, and blasted the court for “micromanag[ing] the decisions of the coequal executive branch.” “[T]he district court has improperly substituted its policy preferences for the national security judgments of ...

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Sessions Releases Transcript Of Address To Hate Group, Promised Coming “Guidance” On Religious Liberty

Not long after Right Wing Watch announced that they had filed a Freedom Of Information Act demand for the transcript of Jeff Sessions’ speech to the extremist anti-LGBT group Alliance Defending Freedom, his full address appeared on the conservative site The Federalist. An excerpt: Since he was elected, President Trump has been an unwavering defender of religious liberty. He has ...

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Right Wing Watch Files FOIA Demand For Transcript Of Remarks AG Jeff Sessions Made To Hate Group

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: On Tuesday night, Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a speech to a “Summit on Religious Liberty” hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom, the behemoth Religious Right group that has led the fight to redefine religious liberty protections in an effort to make it easier to discriminate against LGBTQ people and others. Sessions’ speech was ...

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Southern Poverty Law Center Demands Jeff Sessions Release Secret Remarks Made To Anti-LGBT Hate Group

From the SPLC: “How can we trust that the nation’s top law enforcement officer will protect all Americans when he’s willing to meet behind closed doors with a group that supports criminalizing homosexuality and marginalizing LGBT people around the world? The Alliance Defending Freedom has rightfully earned its designation as a hate group by demonizing LGBT people. “If Attorney General ...

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Democrats Slam Attorney General Jeff Sessions Over Secret Address To Viciously Anti-LGBT Hate Group

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: You can judge a person by the company they keep and tonight – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is choosing to spend his time speaking in front of one of the country’s leading anti-LGBTQ hate groups. The Alliance Defending Freedom actively helped draft discriminatory legislation, worked to preserve laws criminalizing same-sex relations, and ...

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