June 13, 2018 jonathanturley It appears that things got ugly in a recent meeting between Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and House oversight staff. Rosenstein reportedly threatened to “subpoena” House committee members if they went after him with a contempt sanction for failing to turn over material on the FBI’s investigation of Trump campaign officials. If the … More VIDEO It’s Not Personal, Mr. Rosenstein, Its Strictly Government Business
21 May 18 by Warren Mass Attorney General Jeff Sessions (shown) issued a directive to immigration judges on May 17 telling them that they do not have the authority to suspend immigration proceedings indefinitely by what is called “administrative closure.” In the directive, Sessions cited the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), noting that under the … More Sessions Issues Directive Banning Immigration Judges From Indefinitely Suspending Cases
January 9, 2018 jonathanturley Another major case has been thrown out due to prosecutorial abuse by the United States Department of Justice. We have previously discussed cases where federal prosecutors have withheld evidence and filed false or misleading statements to the court. Now, U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro has issued a dismissal with prejudice against the Justice Department … More Judge Dismisses Bundy Case With Prejudice After Finding of Extensive Unethical Conduct By Federal Prosecutors
Nov 21, 2017 by Steve Byas Special Counsel Robert Mueller, appointed to investigate the Trump campaign’s alleged connections to Russia, is “going well beyond his authority as a prosecutor,” Alan Dershowitz (shown), highly-regarded retired Harvard Law professor, told Fox News during the Outnumbered Overtimeprogram on Monday. Dershowitz is a well-known Democrat, so his comments cannot be seen … More Dershowitz: Mueller “Going Way Beyond His Authority”
Oct 24, 2017 by Warren Mass During an address to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Philadelphia on October 23, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he has designated the brutal MS-13 gang as a priority for the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces. Explaining how this will play out, Sessions said: … More Sessions Authorizes Feds to Go After MS-13 Gang, Using Tactics Like Those That Took Down Al Capone
Oct 13, 2017 by Warren Mass The Justice Department posted a press release on October 12 noting that the DOJ has provided a “last chance” for “sanctuary cities” to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373 — “Communication between government agencies and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.” The first paragraph of the law reads: Notwithstanding any other … More Sessions and DOJ Give Sanctuary Cities “Last Chance” to Comply
June 14, 2017 by C. Mitchell Shaw Whereas ousted FBI Director Comey’s testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee contained unsettling revelations, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before that body Tuesday could be described as containing settling denials. Sessions denied misleading — or outright lying — to the Senate during his confirmation hearing, … More VIDEO Sessions’ Testimony: Collusion or Conspiracy Theory?
Mar 10, 2017 BY MARIE AUBRY On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked the remaining 46 chief federal prosecutors assigned by the Obama administration to step down, in an effort to “ensure a uniform transition,” said Justice Department. The Department of Justice Spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores issued a statement that this type of move … More Attorney General Jeff Sessions goes on a firing spree