Tag: Department of Justice

West Virginia Lawmaker Who Recorded Himself Breaking Into the Capitol Faces Criminal Charge

Photo: Jon Cherry (Getty Images) Hey, real quick, remember the West Virginia lawmaker we recorded himself breaking into the Capitol during the failed coup on Wednesday? Well, ol’ boy is now facing a criminal charge. It turns out recording and identifying yourself while committing a crime probably isn’t the move. Who knew? Advertisement CNN reports […]

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Justice Department Makes Moves to Undo Certain Civil Rights Protections

Photo: Bill Pugliano (Getty Images) Instead of just filing a two-week notice and coasting until Inauguration Day, the Justice Department has opted to drastically shift civil rights protections for underrepresented groups. According to the New York Times, the Justice Department has proposed a change to the way Title VI of the Civil Rights Act is […]

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‘Cheated Of A Fair Process’: DOJ Won’t Pursue Charges Against Officers Who Killed Tamir Rice

NewsOne Featured Video Six years after the tragic police shooting of Tamir Rice, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that no charges will be brought against any of the officers involved in his death. Due to the DOJ’s decision, the case has officially been closed. In a statement obtained by NPR, the DOJ announced there […]

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Trump Is Executing 3 More People Before He Leaves Office. Here Are Their Stories.

From left to right: Dustin Higgs (Image via Change.org), Cory Johnson (Image via Richomond police), Lisa Montgomery (Image via AP Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. During Donald Trump’s final weeks in office, his administration is pushing the 11th-hour execution of three more Americans, despite outcries about […]

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A Blueprint for a Trust-Busting Biden Presidency

The recipients of all this big tech largesse naturally deny that these financial entanglements influence their findings in any way. And, to be fair, they probably are totally unaware of how that happens, because crude quid pro quos wouldn’t work for them. At the same time, of course, any defiance of big tech mandates in […]

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What America Needs Now Is a President Who Will Go Nuclear on the Justice Department

Biden could always offer some perfunctory excuse for firing Wray, but that would undercut his no-malarkey public image. It’s better to be honest with the American people about his reasoning, perhaps in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt. Media critics might shudder if Biden complains that an inquiry into wrongdoing by his family or his […]

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Bill Barr Will Go Down in History as Trump’s Worst Enabler

But the strategem worked, giving Trump a political boost as Barr turned his efforts towards counter-attacks. He launched multiple investigations into the Russia investigation’s origins and tactics, including one by U.S. attorney John Durham that failed to produce any results before the November election. On December 1, Barr revealed that he appointed Durham as a […]

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UAW Reaches Corruption Settlement With Justice Department

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Trump Is ‘Desperate’ to Avoid Rape Accuser E. Jean Carroll in Court

Left: In this June 23, 2019, file photo, E. Jean Carroll poses for a photo in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File); Right: President Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Want the best of VICE News straight […]

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Leader of the Pro-Black ‘NFAC’ Militia Arrested and Charged by Feds

September 5, 2020, Louisville, KY, USA: September 5, 2020: Leader of the NFAC John Jay Fitzgerald Johnson, also known as Grand Master Jay, gives direction to members of the NFAC at G.G. Moore Park. (Credit Image: © Michael Clubb/CSM via ZUMA Wire) (Cal Sport Media via AP Images) A former DJ-turned-founder of an all-Black armed activist […]

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The DOJ Is Investigating Whether Someone Tried to Buy a Pardon From Trump’s White House

President Donald Trump pardons Corn, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Washington, as first lady Melania Trump watches. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) The Justice Department is investigating a possible scheme to offer a bribe in exchange for help securing a presidential pardon, […]

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The Guy Appointed to Investigate the Russia Investigation Isn’t Even Eligible for the Job

William Barr, U.S. attorney general, arrives for the announcement of U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images) WASHINGTON — Attorney General Bill Barr’s […]

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The Case for Prosecuting Trump and His Cronies

And then there are Trump’s tax returns. The trove obtained by The New York Times only reveals what Trump told the IRS over the last 20 years, but it does show a variety of dubious accounting techniques to reduce his tax burden. Some of those tactics, such as writing off his personal expenses and potentially […]

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How to De-Trumpify the Justice Department

A more comprehensive reform plan would need to be much more searching and much more ambitious. Here are some ideas.  First, and most obviously, the choice of an attorney general is crucial. A critical qualification for any nominee should be a demonstrated commitment to de-politicization and to reinforcing the importance of ethical comportment in lawyering […]

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Boogaloo Boys Charged With Attempting to Sell Weapons to Overseas Terrorist Organization

Photo: JEFF KOWALSKY (Getty Images) Further proving that white people simply won’t let America be great, a group of Boogaloo Boys have been charged with attempting to sell weapons to an overseas terrorist organization. Advertisement Forbes reports Michael Robert Solomon, 30, and Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, have both been charged by the U.S. Department of […]

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The Justice Department’s Very Convenient Corporate Crackdown

Just two weeks before the election, the Justice Department rolled out a series of high-profile white-collar cases and settlements that include an antitrust complaint against Google, a settlement with Purdue Pharma over its marketing of the drug OxyContin, and a global resolution with Goldman Sachs of a long-running bribery investigation. It was enough to prompt […]

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U.S. Department of Justice files antitrust lawsuit against Google

(Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals. The lawsuit marks the biggest antitrust case in a generation, comparable to the lawsuit against Microsoft filed in 1998 and the 1974 […]

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Robert Smith, Billionaire Who Promised to Pay Off Morehouse Student Loans, Committed Tax Fraud

Screenshot: Morehouse College Remember last year when billionaire Robert Smith told students graduating from Morehouse College he was going to pay their student loans? Remember how good that felt to see? Well, you might want to hold on to that feeling because it turns out dude committed tax fraud. Advertisement According to the Hill, Smith […]

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No One’s Hands Are Clean at the Justice Department

The objective of the Trump administration’s family separation policy was depraved: to deliberately inflict psychological trauma on innocent children in order to punish their parents. Far from being some well-kept secret, this point was made by Trump officials publicly. Sessions and John Kelly (who was secretary of Homeland Security at the time) repeatedly made clear […]

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The Best Way to Protect Immigrants From the Whims of Politics

Unlike criminal or civil courts, our nation’s immigration courts are housed under the Department of Justice. And so the decisions and operations of these courts are subject to the whims of politics. Any time an immigration judge decides an immigrant’s fate in the United States, that decision is subject to change, based on the caprice […]

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The Real Deep State Is Trump

“There is no sense of deference in the administration to what is scientific fact and evidence-based policies,” Koh stressed. “The president has repeatedly criticized the CDC and the FDA. We’re in the worst public health crisis in our country in a century. At a time like this, you need to turn to the top health […]

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Federal Charges for Black Lives Matter Protesters Even More Appalling in Light of Breonna Taylor Indictment

Photo: Noah Berger (AP) In light of the charges filed against former Louisville Metro police officer Brett Hankison in Kentucky last week, civil liberties advocates and news outlets have taken a harder look at how police and prosecutors’ offices have been charging Black Lives Matter protesters arrested during nationwide demonstrations this year. Among them is […]

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Bill Barr’s Titanic Lack of Self-Awareness

To that end, Barr does not seem to consider the Democratic Party to be a legitimate opposition force in American political life. “I think we were getting into [a] position where we were going to find ourselves irrevocably committed to the socialist path,” he told Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass last week. “I think if […]

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The Justice Department Wants to Defend Trump in Defamation Suit by Woman Accusing the President of Rape

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) In what can only be described as the most fuckity fuckshit coming out of September (I would love to say this year, but we all know that 2020 has been nothing but flaming hot fuckshit), the Department of Justice (run by the president’s fuckboy, Bill Barr) is moving to replace […]

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The Justice Department Wants to Defend Trump in Defamation Suit by Author Accusing the President of Rape

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) In what can only be described as the most fuckity fuckshit coming out of September (I would love to say this year, but we all know that 2020 has been nothing but flaming hot fuckshit), the Department of Justice (run by the president’s fuckboy, Bill Barr) is moving to replace […]

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2 Boogaloos Bois Were Just Busted for Trying to Sell Arms to Hamas

Two self-styled Boogaloo Bois have been slapped with criminal charges for allegedly trying to sell weapons to the Palestinian militant group Hamas.  The men attempted to team up with the Middle Eastern group, which the U.S. has officially labeled a terrorist organization, to take on the U.S. government, a top Department of Justice official said […]

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Kenosha Police Release Incomplete Report of Jacob Blake Shooting, Claims He Had a Knife in the Car; FBI to Investigate

Photo: David Goldman (AP) Three days after Kenosha police shot Jacob Blake multiple times in the back in front of his three children, the department finally has its version of events (or, as CNN aptly put it, “their first version”) of the police shooting. Advertisement Released late Wednesday, the official police report says officers were […]

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U.S. Justice Department going ‘full tilt’ on tech antitrust probe

(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is moving “full-tilt” ahead with its antitrust investigation of Alphabet’s Google and other Big Tech platforms, the department’s second-ranking official told Reuters. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen told Reuters in an interview this week at the department’s headquarters that he could not commit to a specific date by which […]

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Antitrust hearing: Amazon, Facebook, and Google were questioned 2x more than Apple

At the “Online Platforms and Market Power” virtual antitrust hearing today, the House Judiciary Committee questioned Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai over Webex. But they weren’t all questioned equally. Most of the questions were directed at Bezos, Zuckerberg, and Pichai — each of […]

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a White Collar Criminal

It was at least the fourth time since the start of the Trump administration that Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which compiles the data from requests under the Freedom of Information Act, had announced an all-time low in the number of federal white-collar prosecutions. The decline was the continuation of a trend that […]

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Jay-Z, Rihanna and More Urge Department of Justice to Re-Examine Death of Danroy ‘DJ’ Henry

Photo: Erik Voake (Getty Images), Aaron J. Thornton (Getty Images) In a new letter sent to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington and other celebrities demand that the Department of Justice re-examines the death of Danroy “DJ” Henry, a Black Pace University student who was shot and […]

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