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Fishy: DOJ Refuses To Release Records On Imran Awan, Citing ‘Technical Difficulties’ And A Secret Case

Judicial Watch sued the Department of Justice for records about former Democratic cybersecurity aide Imran Awan in order to square evidence of wrongdoing with prosecutors’ decision not to charge malpractices on Capitol Hill. The DOJ said it could not produce records under FOIA because of “technical difficulties,” then said it was actually because of a secret case it had not ...

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Attorney General Barr Calls FBI Actions Against Trump Campaign ‘Clear Abuse of the FISA Process’

U.S. Attorney General William Barr applauded Tuesday the work of Inspector General Michael Horowitz in creating his report on FBI abuses of the FISA process. “Nothing is more important than the credibility and integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice.  That is why we must hold our investigators and prosecutors to the highest ethical and professional standards,” Barr ...

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Trump Administration Files Statement of Interest Supporting Campus Free Speech

The Justice Department today filed a Statement of Interest in a federal lawsuit in Mississippi, explaining that public colleges cannot trample on their students’ First Amendment rights to free speech. The lawsuit is brought by a student organization and J. Michael Brown, a former student at Jones County Junior College, a public institution of higher education in Mississippi. The college’s ...

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Colorado Man Indicted for 2015 Planned Parenthood Clinic Shooting

Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband and U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn for the District of Colorado announced today that a federal grand jury in Denver has returned a 68-count indictment charging Robert Lewis Dear Jr., 61, with crimes related to the Nov. 27, 2015, shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where three people died, including a ...

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Justice Department Announces Landmark Money Mule Initiative

Attorney General William Barr and law enforcement partners today announced a concentrated effort across the country and around the world to halt money mule activity.  Money mules assist fraud schemes by receiving money from victims, many of them elderly, and forwarding proceeds to foreign-based perpetrators.  During the two-month initiative announced today, U.S. law enforcement disrupted mule networks that spanned from ...

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United States Files Brief Explaining That Maryland Improperly Excluded Christian School From Scholarship Program

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education today filed a Statement of Interest in federal court in Maryland, explaining that the Maryland State Department of Education discriminated against Bethel Christian Academy when it excluded the school from its BOOST Scholarship program due to the school’s beliefs regarding marriage and gender set forth in its Parent-Student Handbook. The ...

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Will The IG Report Be a Christmas Gift for Justice!

Inspector Clueless

Is anyone else tired of hearing about the IG (Inspector General’s) report on the Russia/Ukraine President Trump hoax and coup? Does anyone really believe a second report will be the antidote for all that is evil in the Washington DC Swamp occult? If the first IG report failed our justice system but instead protected those guilty of treason, then why ...

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Former CIA Officer Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Espionage

A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer was sentenced today to 19 years in prison for conspiring to communicate, deliver and transmit national defense information to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). “In just over a year, we have convicted three Americans for committing espionage offenses on behalf of the Chinese government.  Each has now received a sentence of ...

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Movie Companies May Soon Own Theaters Again

Movie Theaters

As part of the Department of Justice’s review of nearly 1,300 legacy antitrust judgments, the Antitrust Division today announced that it has filed in the District Court for the Southern District of New York a motion to terminate the Paramount Consent Decrees, which for over 70 years have regulated how certain movie studios distribute films to movie theatres. After a ...

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Chinese National Who Worked at Monsanto Indicted as Industrial Spy

Haitao Xiang, 42, formerly of Chesterfield, Missouri, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to commit economic espionage, three counts of economic espionage, one count of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets and three counts of theft of trade secrets. According to the indictment, Xiang was employed by Monsanto and its subsidiary, The ...

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Chicago Gang-leader Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

The leader of a Chicago-area street gang has been arrested for allegedly attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Jason Brown, also known as “Abdul Ja’Me,” allegedly provided $500 in cash to an individual on three separate occasions this year, with the understanding that the money would be wired to an ISIS soldier ...

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Attorney General William P. Barr Releases First-Ever Semiannual Report on the Fix NICS Act

On Nov. 14, 2019, the Attorney General published and submitted to Congress the first semiannual report on the Fix NICS Act. The report, required by the Fix NICS Act passed by Congress in March 2018, reflects strong compliance with the Act and demonstrates renewed efforts at all levels of government to improve the sharing of records and information that are ...

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Attorney General Barr Announces Launch of Project Guardian – A Nationwide Strategic Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

Today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Specifically, Project Guardian focuses on investigating, prosecuting, and preventing gun crimes. Reducing gun violence and enforcing federal firearms laws have always been among the Department’s highest priorities. In order to develop a ...

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DOJ Watchdog Takes Key Step Toward Releasing FISA Abuse Report

The Justice Department’s inspector general has started inviting government officials to review a report of an investigation into the FBI’s surveillance activities against a Trump campaign official, the latest signal that the report will be released soon. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, has in the past few days invited current and former government officials ...

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U.S. Navy Officer, His Wife, and Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Conspiring to Smuggle Military Style Inflatable Boats and Motors to China

Four individuals, including two Chinese nationals, an active-duty United States Navy officer, and his wife, have been indicted on charges relating to a conspiracy to unlawfully smuggle military-style inflatable boats, with Evinrude MFE military outboard motors, to the People’s Republic of China.  The Navy officer and two other defendants have also been charged with conspiring to violate firearms law, and ...

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