Tag: Justice Department

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Operation Fast and Furious: The Forgotten History of the ATF’s Notorious Gunwalking Scandal

 

The ATF isn’t all bad. In fact, they had a policy of letting illegal gun purchases go between 2006 and 2011. It ended up getting US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry killed on December 14, 2010, and let Mexican criminals get enough guns that they were found at over 150 crime scenes where Mexican citizens were either killed or maimed. And some of the guns were used in the November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris at the Bataclan. But other than that, it turned out just fine.

(In case you’re not picking up on it, we’re laying on the sarcasm very thick right now.)

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the Justice Department for prosecuting a Treasury Department employee for giving sensitive information to the media. They’re also pleasantly surprised to see Mexico getting serious about screening the caravan of Hondurans hoping to reach the United States. And they slam Twitter for it’s absurd double standards, as conservatives get suspended or banned on a regular basis but Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan gets no punishment for referring to Jews as “termites.”

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According to this article, the Justice Department is criticizing Harvard for using race as a deciding factor in not offering admittance to south- and east-Asians (full disclosure: by father is mostly Indian & Chinese, among other races / ethnicities). We’ve known for years that colleges & universities have been doing this, since these non-white students […]

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After venting about their run-ins with government bureaucracy, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America dive into three crazy martinis related to the Justice Department’s Inspector General report. They marvel at the mountain of obvious political bias inside the FBI during the 2016 campaign and that the IG does not believe that bias affected the Hillary Clinton investigation. They also shudder at the lack of ethics that the media used to obtain classified information from FBI officials. And they find it really difficult to comprehend that former FBI Director James Comey didn’t know that Clinton’s former top aide Huma Abedin is married to disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy two good martinis today, starting with the Justice Department referring former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for criminal prosecution after the inspector general accused McCabe of “lacking candor” under oath four times. They also applaud North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp for backing the nomination of Mike Pompeo for secretary of state. It may be an election year ploy, but it’s still the right decision. And they shake their heads as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls himself an undocumented immigrant who was raised by poor immigrants, none of which is true. It’s reminiscent of Cuomo declaring himself black, Muslim, Jewish, gay, and a woman not long ago while also stating there is no room for pro-life, pro-gun, or pro-traditional marriage conservatives in New York.

Richard Epstein parses the memo recently released by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, a document that they claim shows impropriety in the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign.

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King County targeted in Justice Department crackdown on sanctuary cities. I will be interested to see how “Smack-Daddy” Dow Constantine (King County Executive) tries to weasel out of this. That nickname was given to him by local talk-show host (and sometime sub for Rush Limbaugh), Todd Herman, in recognition of the county’s attempt to institute […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to a new Fox News report showing another link between the Justice Department and Fusion GPS, the firm that compiled the campaign dossier on Donald Trump. They also react to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand insisting President Trump resign, Trump blasting Gillibrand on Twitter, and many on the left accusing Trump’s tweet of being sexual harassment. Jim says the whole spectacle shows that Trump and Gillibrand deserve each other. And they have little sympathy for the family of the Port Authority bomber, as they gripe about the aggressiveness of the investigation into the attempted terrorist attack.

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Catherine Englebrecht: IRS’ Apologies, Trump’s DOJ, Voter Fraud, and Will Elijah Cummings Serve Time?

 

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Catherine Engelbrecht is the founder and President of True the Vote, a conservative non-profit that monitors voter fraud. Catherine has shined a light on the IRS’s abuse of conservative organizations. Catherine can be found at TrueTheVote.org and on Twitter at @TrueTheVote.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy a late lunch today as they cheer the Justice Department for allowing the FBI informant to testify about his knowledge of a massive Russian bribery scheme to influence U.S. nuclear policy. They’re also exasperated as FBI files show people warned authorities about the Sandy Hook shooter’s fascination with mass killings and pedophilia and his specific statements about killing his mother and students. And they react to Kid Rock announcing he is not running for Senate and never had any intention of doing so, but Him explains why he thinks that explanation is bogus.

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I mentioned on Dave Carter’s podcast last week that Diane Feinstein’s terrible, no good, awful “bump stock” bill had a zero percent chance of passing, and it looks like that prediction is correct.

The failure of lawmakers to move bump stock legislation comes despite the willingness of several House Republicans to sign on to the measure. A bill introduced by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) has 20 co-sponsors in total—ten Democratic and ten Republican. But aides say that there is no indication that the House Judiciary Committee is going to consider that bill, or a similar one signed by 173 Democrats.

Richard Epstein analyzes the latest developments surrounding the Trump Administration and the investigation into its potential ties to Russia.

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The Hillary Clinton email investigation has finally come to its foregone conclusion. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, as expected, has kept her promise to abide by the recommendation of Bill Clinton the FBI. Nonetheless, FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend indictment of Clinton over her mishandling of classified materials has sent shockwaves throughout the American […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. House GOP Introduces Measure to Impeach IRS Head Koskinen

 
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“Koskinen” is Finnish for “smirking leprechaun.”

Late last week, the “Justice” Department decided that Lois Lerner and the IRS did nothing illegal by targeting Obama’s political opponents with special scrutiny and delays. Today, the House GOP responded as 19 members introduces a measure to impeach current IRS head John Koskinen.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz began the impeachment process against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Tuesday, accusing him of misleading the public and destroying documents that were being sought under a congressional subpoena.

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I first learned of this through Chicks On the Right: According to this, Eric Holder’s US Dept of Justice might be behind this effort, in something called Operation Choke Point, which is supposedly a targeted program designed to shut down as many as THIRTY separate industries by closing them out of banks. The American Bankers […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. What’s Going On With the FBI Sweep? —D.C. McAllister