Tag: Justice Dept

Trump Asked WH Council to Try and Stop Jeff Sessions Recusal [VIDEO]

 Special counsel Robert Mueller is aware of an unsuccessful attempt by President Donald Trump to lobby Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s Russia probe, The New York Times reported. The Times, citing two people with knowledge of the episode, said Trump had ordered White House counsel Don McGahn…

After Pressure From Trump, Feds Investigating Clinton Foundation

Federal authorities are actively investigating allegations of corruption related to the Clinton Foundation, the charity of Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to a US official briefed on the matter. The FBI and federal prosecutors are looking into whether donors to the foundation were improperly promised policy favors or special access to Hillary Clinton while she…

DOJ Reportedly To Take On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

The NYT has obtained an internal announcement from the Justice Department that shows the Trump administration wants the civil rights division to start investigating university affirmative action admission policies and sue those schools they decide discriminate against white applicants. The DOJ is looking for lawyers who want to work on “investigations and possible litigation related…

Trump: I Am Calling It A ‘TRAVEL BAN!’ [VIDEO]

When is a travel ban not a travel ban? Trump WH in their own words. pic.twitter.com/xZo6ntGCJI — Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 5, 2017 President Trump on Monday slammed his own administration’s travel ban as “watered down” and “politically correct.” He tweeted, “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered…

Justice Department Sues North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a federal lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over its controversial “bathroom law,” according to the Associated Press. The Department of Justice is seeking a permanent injunction to block the law and a declaration that the law is discriminatory. North Carolina had filed its own lawsuit against…

FBI Hacks San Bernardino Shooter iPhone, Drops Apple’s Case [VIDEO]

The Justice Department on Monday withdrew its legal action against Apple, announcing it had found an undisclosed way to unlock San Bernadino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone. The decision ends a monthlong legal standoff with the tech giant, which it had tried to compel to create software to allow investigators to gain entry to information in…

DOJ Sues City of Ferguson [VIDEO]

After the Ferguson City Council voted yesterday to amend the consent decree on local police reforms it had negotiated with the Department of Justice, the federal agency sued the city. “The Department of Justice will take the necessary legal actions to ensure that Ferguson’s policing and court practices comply with the Constitution and relevant federal…

FBI Investigating Fantasy Sports [VIDEO]

The Justice Department and FBI are looking into the structure of fantasy sports to determine if the business model violates federal law. The move comes after recent controversies involving fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings, which were accused of rigging their systems to help employees earn big winnings. FBI agents have begun talking to DraftKings…

Hillary Clinton To Hand Over Private Email Server To Justice Department

Hillary Clinton will turn over her private email server to federal investigators, according to the Washington Post and other sources. Mrs. Clinton “directed her team to give her email server to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her emails already provided to the State Department, she pledged to…