Tag Archives: Loretta Lynch

Rep. Pete Olson Fauxpologizes For Saying Bill Clinton Threatened To Have Former AG Loretta Lynch Murdered

“The personal wreckage suffered by many people during the Clinton years is well documented. Just ask Paula Jones, Jim and Susan McDougal, Kathleen Willey and many others. However, in my discussion about Loretta Lynch and Vince Foster, I took the accusations a step too far. I regret my choice of words. The fact remains Hillary Clinton broke the law, violated ...

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Trump Accuses Former AG Loretta Lynch Of “Totally Illegal” Actions, Demands Apology From Media

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump criticized former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday morning, saying Lynch’s actions during her time leading the Justice Department were “totally illegal.” Trump appeared to be referencing a revelation from former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week. During the hearing, Comey said Lynch asked him to refer to ...

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AG Loretta Lynch: Chicago Police Officers Routinely Use “Unjustified, Disproportionate” Excessive Force [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The Chicago police department regularly uses force that is “unjustified, disproportionate and otherwise excessive”, federal investigators have concluded. In a scathing review, Department of Justice (DoJ) investigators found that police violated both the fourth amendment of the constitution and department policy in the use of deadly force. Investigators faulted poor training and accountability systems for contributing to ...

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Feds Indict Six Volkswagen Executives In Emissions Fraud Scandal As Company Agrees To Pay $4.3B Fine

So much for “clean diesel.” NBC News reports: Volkswagen will pay a $4.3 billion penalty for diesel emissions rigging, the U.S. Justice Department and several other federal agencies announced on Wednesday. As a result of the criminal investigation into the diesel scandal, regulators also revealed that six executives have been indicted on charges ranging from wire fraud to conspiracy to ...

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Loretta Lynch Addresses Surge In Hate Crimes [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: In a video message Friday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch responded to a spike in hate crimes that the federal government found in 2015, saying the increase should be “deeply sobering” to Americans. The FBI reported a six-percent increase in hate crimes nationally in 2015, with anti-Muslim crimes increasing by a staggering 67 percent, Lynch said on ...

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REPORT: Comey Defied Lynch With Senate Letter

The New Yorker reports: On Friday, James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting independently of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to Congress saying that the F.B.I. had discovered e-mails that were potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server. Coming less than two weeks before the Presidential election, Comey’s decision to make ...

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BREAKING: Loretta Lynch Says No Charges For Hillary

Via Politico: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday said the Justice Department has decided not to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton or her aides and will close the investigation into her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. “Late this afternoon, I met with FBI Director James Comey and career prosecutors and agents ...

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Trump: Hillary Bribed AG Loretta Lynch [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: At a rally in Raleigh, N.C. Tuesday night Donald Trump accused Attorney General Loretta Lynch of essentially accepting a bribe to bury the email investigation. Trump was responding to reports that Hillary Clinton was possibly considering appointing Lynch as her own A.G. “That’s like a bribe, isn’t it? Isn’t that sort of a bribe?” Trump asked. “I think ...

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WaPo Reporter Grills Lynch On Private Meeting With Bill Clinton: What On Earth Were You Thinking? [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart spoke for many in Washington Friday when he quizzed Attorney General Loretta Lynch in an Aspen town hall, asking bluntly why on earth she thought it was a good idea to meet privately with Bill Clinton. Capehart, a liberal, praised Lynch for “having the highest integrity, utmost solid judgment. So when people heard ...

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Democrats Celebrate LGBT Progress [VIDEO]

“LGBT Americans have seen tremendous progress under President Obama, and we can’t afford to go backwards. There is more work to be done to achieve full equality. We need to enact the Equality Act to prevent discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. We need to prevent and reverse anti-gay and anti-trans legislative efforts like HB2 and so-called religious freedom ...

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US Attorney General Loretta Lynch To Leave China And Return To DC For Oversight Of Orlando Investigation

Via press release from US Attorney General Loretta Lynch: “I have been briefed by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and FBI Director James Comey on the horrific terrorist attack in Orlando and will continue to receive updates on the situation. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families during this very difficult time. The Department of Justice, including the ...

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JUST IN: Justice And Education Departments Issue Trans Rights Guidelines To All Public Schools Nationwide

Via press release: The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released joint guidance today to help provide educators the information they need to ensure that all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex. Recently, questions have arisen from school districts, colleges and universities, and others about transgender students and how to ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: White House Won’t Strip Education Funding While DOJ’s HB2 Lawsuit Is In Progress

The Hill reports: The Obama administration will not strip federal funding from North Carolina amid a legal battle over the state’s controversial law on bathroom use, the White House said Thursday. Cabinet agencies have been conducting a review to determine whether the state’s recent legislation on LGBT rights makes it ineligible to receive education, transportation and other funding under federal ...

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory: Loretta Lynch’s Jim Crow Comparison Is Insulting To My State [VIDEO]

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday tried to turn the tables on the federal government’s top prosecutor, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, by saying her comparison of Jim Crow segregation to his state’s law banning transgender people from certain bathrooms was “an insult.” “It’s an insult, and it’s a political statement instead of a ...

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Dr. Stabby: Loretta Lynch Is Full Of Crap

Politico reports: Attorney General Loretta Lynch likening the controversial North Carolina bathroom law to Jim Crow laws is “a bunch of crap,” Ben Carson said Monday. Announcing a counter-suit against the state, Lynch said North Carolina “created state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals” that violates federal law. “This is not the first time that we have seen discriminatory responses to historic ...

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Justice Department Announces Lawsuit Against North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Over Hate Law

The Human Rights Campaign recaps what just happened: Today, HRC and Equality NC responded to an announcement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, the state’s Department of Public Safety, and the University of North Carolina and Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: AG Loretta Lynch Announces “Law Enforcement Action” Against North Carolina’s Hate Law

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch is due to announce “law enforcement action” against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law at 3:30PM. Embedded below is the Department Of Justice’s live stream. Grab your popcorn and watch with us. UPDATE: WOW, what a great speech. I’ve posted her remarks below.

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BOOM: Attorney General Loretta Lynch To Unveil “Law Enforcement Action” Against North Carolina At 3:30PM

Quick reaction from the feds! Via Talking Points Memo: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is slated to announce law enforcement action related to North Carolina Monday at 3:30 p.m. E.T., according to a Justice Department statement. The press conference comes after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced a lawsuit against the federal government in response to a Justice Department letter ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Pro-LGBT Groups Urge AG Loretta Lynch To Threaten School Funding Over Hate Law

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: The country’s top LGBT legal organizations urged federal officials on Thursday to make it clear that passing anti-LGBT laws like one in North Carolina will jeopardize their federal education funding. In their letter to White House counsel Neil Eggleston and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the five groups write, “This administration must make definitively clear ...

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Loretta Lynch: Don’t Consider Me For SCOTUS

NBC News reports: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has “asked not to be considered” for nomination to the Supreme Court to take the spot formerly occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Administration insiders had concluded more than a week ago that Lynch’s nomination would create an opening for Senate Republicans to demand Justice Department ...

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