The Attorney General ‘Recalibrates,’ but Not Enough

Here is the headline at Politico: “Lynch recalibrates message on hateful speech.” Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday appeared to recalibrate remarks she made last week that suggested the Justice Department could investigate speech deemed hostile towards Muslims. “Of course, we prosecute deeds and not words,” she said at a press conference Monday to announce an unrelated civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Of course it should be that way if American law still holds Read more […]

Justice Department on Hillary Clinton: Move Along; Nothing to See Here

The Justice Department on Hillary Clinton sounds like it is part of her campaign organization. You may remember that, in addition to the issue of classified information on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, there was also the question about how we could know if she released all the emails. The report of the Justice Department on Hillary Clinton makes it clear that they have no doubts whatsoever. Byron York writes at the Washington Examiner, “Justice Department on emails: No reason Read more […]

Justice Department Upset over Apple Encryption

Apple encryption means the company cannot hand the Feds real-time interceptions of text messages. The headline in the New York Times reads: “Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Access to Data.” In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply. Government Read more […]

Obama Administration Removes a Remaining Level of Accountability

How can you expect accountability if you have to ask the permission of the person being held accountable? Here’s another heroic deed performed by the most transparent Administration in history. The Washington Post reports, “Justice Dept. watchdog blasts his own agency for blocking access to wiretaps, grand jury cases and says his job is undermined.” The Obama administration has ruled that inspectors general have to get permission from the agency they’re monitoring for access to wiretaps, Read more […]

Transgender Rights and Real Atrocity in Prisons

Two homosexual celebrities are lobbying the DOJ to “do more” for transgender rights. Elton John and Michael Stipe (the singer and songwriter for R.E.M. before it broke up) are lobbying the Department of Justice to “do more to end the culture of violence and discrimination surrounding gender identity and expression,” according to Newser.com. They also wrote, “We urge the state of Georgia to embrace desperately needed changes to their correctional system.” The problem here is that Read more […]

Use Choke Point on the Justice Department

Operation Choke Point demonstrates the perversity and endless appetite of Big Government. This is the result of Statism, whether you call it socialism, fascism, or anything else. Once government takes excessive regulatory control of businesses, certain individuals with severe character flaws take control (types irresistibly drawn to the bureaucracy and public office—where they have access to control over others). They simply can’t resist the temptation to use their ill-gotten power to restrict Read more […]

Liberalism Thrives on Using Power to Plunder

The State promotes ideological groups that support its own expansive agenda by plunder, forcing others to give those groups money. Here’s a headline in the Washington Times about a Liberal plunder scheme: “Justice Department giving away the public’s money to third-party interests.” For the past decade, the U.S. Justice Department has engaged in the dubious practice of giving away the public’s money when it settles a case, by sometimes conditioning a settlement on a company’s agreement Read more […]

Did Eric Holder Just End Asset Forfeiture?

It looks like the Department of Justice has put the brakes on Federal involvement in asset forfeiture. Here is the Guardian’s report: “Attorney general Eric Holder puts halt to warrantless ‘stop and seize’ tactics.” State and local police will no longer be allowed to seize citizens’ property without evidence that a crime has occurred, following an action by the attorney general, Eric Holder, to effectively end the program. Holder on Friday announced a new policy that, with a few Read more […]

What about the Torture Report Obama wants to Hide?

There is another torture report and this one the Administration wants to keep secret. So we all know that Democrats have released a fairly partisan document about torture. Torture seems to have been the intelligence equivalent of Obamacare—a method invented by experts that would take care of our problems (though unlike medical care, national defense is actually a Constitutional duty and power of the Federal Government). But while we are learning about the one report, there is another Read more […]

Eric Holder Aide Called CBS to Stop Sharyl Attkisson

A DOJ Government Employee Made It Her Job to Stop Sharyl Attkisson. “I”m also calling Sharryl”s editor and reaching out to [CBS news correspondent Bob] Scheiffer. She’s out of control.” Those are the words of Eric Holder’s chief press aide, Tracy Schmaler, in an email to White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz, regarding steps he planned to take to get CBS Journalist Sharyl Attkisson “under control.” The email was part of 42,000 documents released to Judicial Watch Read more […]

Eric Holder’s Replacement: Janet Napolitano?

As we all know, the Obama Administration is now looking for Eric Holder’s replacement. I originally thought that the best thing about the replacement would be that he or she will only be in office for a couple of years. But then it occurred to me that, if Hillary wins, she might keep whoever it is. Even if she doesn’t keep Obama’s appointment, she will probably pick someone as bad or worse. So that’s a reminder to us all to get a different president in office. This article at politico.com Read more […]

More Pretend Law Enforcement from Congress over Criminal IRS Behavior

If Republicans were serious about criminal IRS behavior they would have already sent a SWAT team to Lerner’s home, and seized all of her personal computers (as has been done with so many innocent, average citizens by the IRS in the past few years). From the Committees on Ways and Means: “Camp Sends More Evidence of Criminal Wrongdoing to DOJ.” Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) sent additional evidence to the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the April 9, 2014 criminal Read more […]