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‘Insurance Policy’ may provide basis for new special counsel – but America isn’t holding its breath

Rod Rosenstein

During Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, several Democrats asked if, without a crime to investigate, a special counsel investigation could be begun into bias in the FBI and Justice Department. Rosenstein correctly said no. But, what if there was a crime worth investigating – like top-level FBI officials involved in a Hatch ...

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Rampant Hatch Act Violations Revealed in Clinton Emails

The Hatch Act was first passed in 1939 to protect against the development of an oligarchy where high level political appointees use their official titles and powers to sway elections. Most federal employees who work for the executive branch are prohibited to some degree from participating in political activity. Members of the executive departments are held to less stringent standards, ...

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