The DOJ Investigates Everything . . . Except Political Corruption
The DOJ has its hands in nearly everything these days. Except, that is, for political corruption.
Attorney General Lynch has found the time to sue North Carolina for its transgender bathroom law and, to launch an immediate investigation into Alton …
The Curious Case of Corey Jacobs: Eric Holder’s Poster Prisoner Is No Choir Boy
In defending further federal leniency for drug offenders in an op-ed for Sunday’s New York Times, former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder picked the wrong poster criminal.
In Holder’s telling, the man he singled out comes across …
Texas Judge Rebukes Obama Justice Department for ‘Bad Faith’ in Immigration Case
In December 2014, 26 states challenged the legality of President Obama’s executive action on immigration. Led by Texas, the states sought to immediately halt the federal government’s plans to defer the deportations of millions of aliens. Relax, the Justice Department …
The DOJ Is Wrong: Cops and Criminals Are Not Morally Equivalent
Recently the acting head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Principal Deputy Attorney General Vanita Gupta, gave a very long speech for the “Community Policing Summit” hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s office in New …
Ex-Im May Be About to Expire, But Its Objections to Scrutiny Continue
Ex-Im might be on the verge of expiring for now, but they’re still up to their old tricks — this time, stonewalling transparency advocates. Politico Pro recently reported on a pending lawsuit against the bank for “accidently” deleting text messages …
Federal Judge Refuses to Lift Injunction Against Obama’s November Executive Amnesty
Federal judge Andrew Hanen has declined to lift his injunction against President Obama’s November executive amnesty, ruling yesterday that the government has not “shown any credible reason for why this Directive necessitates immediate implementation.” The ruling is a temporary …
Holder: I’m Prepared to Dismantle Ferguson Police
Despite a Justice Department report clearing police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder says he will do everything he can to change the law enforcement culture in Ferguson, Mo. If he feels the …
Holder’s Damaging ‘Disparate Impact’ Gambit
Eric Holder’s Justice Department is about to charge the Ferguson Police Department with racial bias, reports the New York Times. The Ferguson police will then face a choice: Agree to costly and cumbersome oversight by Justice Department lawyers, none …
Reporters Should Just CC Eric Holder onAll E-Mails From Now On
The last Morning Jolt of the week features a look at Lois Lerner, and the cowboy hero that President Obama seeks to emulate, and#…#
Eric Holder: Sure, I’m Cool With Snooping Around in James Rosen’s E-Mails
Remember how …
Who Still Has Faith in Eric Holder?
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Holder Melts Down
Can anyone, with a straight face, argue that Eric Holder should remain as Attorney General, and the country can have faith in his abilities and judgment in the coming …
Implicit Bias at the Washington Post
Joe Davidson, the “Federal Insider” columnist for the Washington Post, recently published a fawning article about the “implicit bias” training that has been ordered for all Justice Department “law enforcement officers and prosecutors” by Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates …
What Was Scrubbing Mentions of ISIS from the Orlando 911 Transcript Supposed to Accomplish?
It’s almost like they think we’re idiots.
On Monday, the Department of Justice released a (very) partial transcript of Omar Mateen’s call to 911 during his attack in Orlando. It read like something from An American Carol:
No Death Penalty for a Benghazi Jihadist — Is this Law or Politics?
In a terse submission to the federal district court in Washington, D.C., the Obama Justice Department has announced that it will not seek the death penalty against Ahmed Abu Khatallah. He is the only terrorist charged in the Benghazi …
The Justice Department has announced that it will begin releasing 6,000 “non-violent” inmates from federal prisons starting at the end of this month. Welcome to the era of de-incarceration. At a conference named for former New York mayor David Dinkins (who …
Good Bye Eric Holder, and Good Riddance
With yesterday’s Senate confirmation of Loretta Lynch, Attorney General Eric Holder will finally be leaving the Justice Department building soon. After six years, he leaves behind a demoralized department that has been politicized to an unprecedented degree.
Attorneys general …
Did the DOJ Lie to a Federal Judge about Obama’s Amnesty?
When federal judge Andrew Hanen, of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas, issued an injunction temporarily blocking President Obama’s most recent executive amnesty as of February 16, he did not choose the date arbitrarily. To …
DoJ’s Ferguson Report: ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Claims Are ‘Inaccurate’
A new Department of Justice report on the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. last year confirms that Brown did not surrender with his hands up as he approached police officer Darren Wilson.
In the aftermath of Brown’s …
Justice Is Blind . . . and Sometimes Deaf and Mute
The scoreboard at the end of the week:
U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi: Still jailed in Mexico.
Bowe Bergdahl: Back on active duty, now out in public.
The Taliban Five: At large.
Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas: Detained for several …
All of Obama’s Scandals Are Ultimately About Information Control
There’s really no reason for the press to suggest that the recent slew of scandals involving the Obama administration — Benghazi, the AP phone-record seizure, the snooping in James Rosen’s e-mail, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and …