Tag Archives: Attorney General Eric Holder

Trump administration to turn over documents related to Obama-era Operation Fast and Furious

Wednesday the DOJ said it will turn over documents withheld by former Attorney General Eric Holder related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration. Continue reading →

Holder vows to lower threshold for US civil rights charges

Attorney General Eric Holder says he will try to change the standard needed to bring federal civil rights cases in his last few weeks in the job. I don’t believe Holder has the right to change any law. It’s his job to uphold and enforce them.

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Holder, top US official in Paris for terror talks, not seen at unity march

Attorney General Eric Holder is in Paris this week to attend a meeting on fighting terrorism, but did not participate in a march with world leaders Sunday to honor the 17 people killed last week in France. Forty world leaders marched arm in arm through Paris to rally for unity and freedom of expression and to honor the victims of the three days of terrorist attacks.

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GOP, DOJ duel on migrants’ legal aid

Once again Republicans have denied funding for the Justice Department to help child migrants obtain legal counsel when called before immigration courts to face deportation orders. They don’t need council, just send their illegal butts back home.

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Benghazi attack suspect to face 3 criminal counts, 1 carries death penalty

The suspected terrorist linked to the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed four Americans will face criminal federal charges on three counts, including one which could carry the death penalty. Tuesday, the DOJ said that Ahmed Abu Khattala could face more charges in the coming days and will be tried in federal court in Washington D.C. The Ansar al-Sharia commander was captured Sunday during a joint U.S. military and law enforcement operation.

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Senators urge DOJ to lead criminal probe of VA, as audit details problems

Let’s get this straight. Senators want crooks to investigate crooks? Nearly 24 senators issued a bipartisan call for the Justice Department to lead a criminal probe into the Veterans Affairs scandal, citing mounting evidence of secret waiting lists and other “potential criminal wrongdoing.”

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McCain: ‘People Should be Going to Jail’ in VA Scandal

Sen. John McCain says it matters whether Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns over the waiting list scandal, but, he adds, there is a bigger issue. “If these allegations are true people should be going to jail, not just resigning their positions,” the Arizona Republican said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” 


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House Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate IRS

The House has approved has approved a nonbinding resolution calling on the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Internal Revenue Service over the way agents handled applications for tax-exempt status. The IRS has acknowledged that its agents improperly singled out applications from tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny. But officials denied there were political motives.

Snowden could use a trial to showcase spy claims

If Edward Snowden was ever to return to the US,  he would face criminal charges for leaking information about National Security Agency surveillance programs. But legal experts say a trial could expose more classified information as his lawyers try to build a case in an open court that the operations he exposed were illegal.

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Obama Commutes Sentences for 8 Drug Convictions

On Thursday Obama commutetd the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates. In total, 8 were sentenced under old federal guidelines that treated convictions for crack cocaine offenses harsher than those involving the powder form of the drug. Obama also pardoned 13 others for various crimes.

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