Tag Archives: DOJ

DOJ To Review Capitol Riot Preparation And Response

NBC News reports: The Justice Department’s inspector general will review how the department and its components, including the FBI, prepared for security at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, when rioters stormed in and disrupted the electoral vote count. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Friday he will look at the kind of threat information available beforehand and how widely it …

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Acting Attorney General Warns “No Tolerance For Any Attempts To Disrupt” Joe Biden’s Inauguration [VIDEO]

“I want to send a clear message to anyone contemplating violence, threats of violence or other criminal conduct: We will have no tolerance whatsoever for any attempts to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power on Jan. 20 that our Constitution calls for. We will have no tolerance for any attempts to forcefully occupy government buildings. There will be no excuse …

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DOJ Launches Move To Roll Back Minority Rights

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration has embarked on an 11th-hour bid to undo some civil rights protections for minority groups, which could have a ripple effect on women, people with disabilities and L.G.B.T. people, according to a draft document, in a change that would mark one of the most significant shifts in civil rights enforcement in generations. …

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Queens Man Bought Bentley With $2 Million Bailout

More Trumpian vetting by the Treasury Department: A Brooklyn man faces up to 20 years in prison after being accused of fraudulently securing $1.9 million in forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, using a portion of the funds to buy the most recent Bentley and Escalade vehicle, according to federal authorities. Leon Miles is accused of applying to the …

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DOJ Sues Walmart Over Alleged Role In Opioid Crisis

Via press release from the DOJ: In a civil complaint filed today, the Department of Justice has alleged that Walmart Inc. unlawfully dispensed controlled substances from pharmacies it operated across the country and unlawfully distributed controlled substances to those pharmacies throughout the height of the prescription opioid crisis. The complaint alleges that this unlawful conduct resulted in hundreds of thousands …

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Barr: No Special Counsel To Investigate Hunter Biden

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General William P. Barr said Monday that he does not plan to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of the president-elect. “I think to the extent that there’s an investigation, I think that it’s being handled responsibly and professionally currently within the department,” Barr told reporters at his final news conference …

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DOJ Charges Man In Planned “9/11-Style” Hijack Plot

Via press release from the Justice Department: The Department of Justice announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Cholo Abdi Abdullah with six counts of terrorism-related offenses arising from his activities as an operative of the foreign terrorist organization al Shabaab, including conspiring to hijack aircraft in order to conduct a 9/11-style attack in the United States. Abdullah was arrested …

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BREAKING: Attorney General Bill Barr Resigns

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that Attorney General William Barr is resigning. Barr’s resignation will be in effect “just before Christmas,” according to the president’s tweet. Trump tweeted that Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will serve as Acting Attorney General. Richard Donoghue will take over duties of the Deputy Attorney General. Trump also tweeted what …

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Details Emerge In DOJ’s Pay-For-Pardon Investigation

ABC News reports:  California billionaire Sanford Diller gave the seven-figure sum, and pledged the potential for an even larger donation, as he pursued a pardon for his friend, a Berkeley psychologist in prison for tax evasion, according to documents reviewed by ABC News. Donations from Diller do not appear on Trump’s federal campaign reports. Sources familiar with the matter told …

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NYT: Barr May Resign Before End Of Trump’s Term

The New York Times reports: Attorney General William P. Barr is considering stepping down before President Trump’s term ends next month, according to three people familiar with this thinking. One said Mr. Barr could announce his departure before the end of the year. It was not clear whether the attorney general’s deliberations were influenced by Mr. Trump’s refusal to concede …

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Miller Aide Banned From DOJ Offices For Snooping

The Associated Press reports: The official serving as President Donald Trump’s eyes and ears at the Justice Department has been banned from the building after trying to pressure staffers to give up sensitive information about election fraud and other matters she could relay to the White House. Heidi Stirrup, an ally of top Trump adviser Stephen Miller, was quietly installed …

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DOJ Investigates Potential Money-For-Pardon Scheme

CNN reports: The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday in federal court. The case is the latest legal twist in the waning days of President Donald Trump’s administration after several of his top advisers have …

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Bill Barr: DOJ Has Found No Evidence Of Fraud On A Scale That Would Have Affected Election’s Outcome

The Associated Press reports: Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. His comments come despite President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the election was stolen, and his refusal to concede his loss to President-Elect Joe Biden. In an interview, Barr …

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Carter Page Sues FBI, DOJ, James Comey For $75M

The Washington Examiner reports: Carter Page sued fired FBI Director James Comey, fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, the FBI, and others involved in the improper Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act snooping on the former Trump campaign associate that relied upon British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited dossier to obtain approval from the FISA court. Page filed the 59-page complaint with the …

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DOJ Files Appeal In Trump’s Rape/Defamation Case

ABC News reports: The Justice Department filed a notice of appeal Wednesday as it seeks to intervene in the defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by E. Jean Carroll. Last month, a federal judge in New York rejected the Justice Department’s attempt to substitute for President Trump as the defendant in a suit that claimed he defamed Carroll when he …

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Joe Biden On Investigating Trump: I Won’t Do What He Does And “Use The Justice Department As My Vehicle”

“I will not do what this president does and use the Justice Department as my vehicle to insist that something happen. There are a number of investigations that I’ve read about that are at a state level. There’s nothing at all I can or cannot do about that. What I’m focused on is getting the American public back at a …

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DOJ Charges Four Neo-Nazis With Firearms Trafficking, Group Met On “Iron March” Board, Stalked BLM Rallies

Via press release from the Justice Department: This week, Paul James Kryscuk, 35, Liam Collins, 21, Jordan Duncan, 26, and Justin Wade Hermanson, 21, were charged via a superseding indictment obtained in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Collins and Duncan are former Marines assigned previously to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. According to court documents, Collins, Kryscuk, and …

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REPORT: Merrick Garland Considered For Biden’s AG

NPR reports: Federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland is under consideration to serve as attorney general in the administration of President-elect Joe Biden, NPR has learned from two people closely following the process. Garland, 68, is the widely respected former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He launched his career at the Justice Department …

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DOJ Told Feds To Back Off Probe Of Former Barr Client

Reuters reports: Before William Barr became President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Justice, he represented Caterpillar Inc, a Fortune 100 company, in a federal criminal investigation by the department. Much was at stake for Caterpillar: Since 2018, the Internal Revenue Service has been demanding $2.3 billion in payments from the company in connection with the tax …

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DOJ Election Crimes Chief Resigns After Barr Memo

NBC News reports: The head of the branch of the Justice Department that prosecutes election crimes resigned Monday hours after Attorney General William Barr issued a memo to federal prosecutors to investigate “specific allegations” of voter fraud before the results of the presidential race are certified. Richard Pilger, who was director of the Election Crimes Branch of the DOJ, sent …

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