Department of Justice

Another Totalitarian Force

Featured image “An Arkansas prosecutor on Friday said a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was justified when he fatally shot the Little Rock airport director during a raid in March,” CBS News reports. “Pulaski County Prosecutor Will Jones said in a letter to ATF that no charges in the shooting would be filed after reviewing the Arkansas State Police investigation of the shooting of Bill and Hillary Clinton National »

Barr Back Story

Featured image In One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General, William Barr reveals his service for the CIA and his admiration for Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller and current FBI boss Christopher Wray. Barr also makes it clear that Obama and Biden were not in John Durham’s “crosshairs,” which calls to mind an episode not covered in the memoir. In the Ruby Ridge siege of 1992, the FBI deployed massive military »

Cracking the Barr Code

Featured image Colorado’s decision to ban Donald Trump from the state’s primary ballot, is “legally untenable” and “is going to end up as a grievance that helps him,” claims former U.S. Attorney General William Barr, author of One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General. Back in his law school days, Barr applied for an internship with the Central Intelligence Agency, was admitted to the program, and continued to work »

Our FISA-ist State

Featured image “I’m in charge of the National Security Division at the Department of Justice. We are responsible for investigating and prosecuting terrorists, spies and the wide range of threats posed by our most capable and dangerous nation-state adversaries.” Thus spake Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen, back on October 5. Here are samples from his 2,000-plus-word speech at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law: The »

FISA Fast Forward

Featured image Congress has extended Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), The Hill reports, keeping “the nation’s warrantless surveillance powers” in place until April. Those who approved the move, including some California Republicans, might recall the case of Kevin Clinesmith, a lawyer with the FBI’s National Security and Cyber Law division. In August of 2020 Clinesmith pleaded guilty to altering an email to show that U.S. Navy veteran Carter »

Census Snoops

Featured image The US Census Bureau conducts the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and has been sending out letters using “a scientific process to selected addresses, including yours, from all addresses in the United States.”  As recipients learn, “your address cannot be replaced.” Crime often goes unreported, the letter explains, so “a Census Bureau representative will come to your home or call to interview you and other household members, aged 12 or »

DOJ to Jim Jordan on FBI agent subpoenas: Nein

Featured image In a Tuesday night letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), the Department of Justice denied permission for two subpoenaed FBI special agents to testify before Congress in the GOP investigation of potential Biden family corruption. The letter, obtained by the Washington Examiner, can be viewed below. Jordan issued subpoenas on Aug. 21 to FBI special agents Thomas Sobocinski and Ryeshia Holley of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office, »

Hunter Biden’s sweetheart deal was even sweeter before news of IRS whistleblower

Featured image We were all appalled to hear in June that Hunter Biden had received a sweetheart plea deal from U.S. Attorney David Weiss. Under that agreement, Hunter would plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges of tax evasion and enter into a pretrial diversion agreement on a felony charge of possession of a firearm by a user of illegal drugs. As we know, the deal fell apart in spectacular fashion at the »

Judge Noreika to Hunter Biden: Get a Job, Stay Sober

Featured image Judge Noreika has imposed “conditions of release” for Hunter Biden, and they make for comical reading given the farce of Hunter Biden’s business acumen and work history. (Snapshot below.) Can you believe it—the judge is insisting that Hunter stay clean and sober (no alcohol at all!), submit to random drug tests, and enter a drug treatment program. (I think this might make an even dozen rehabs he’s tried?) I’d love »

A Kinsley Gaffe

Featured image A Kinsley gaffe, of course, is when a politician inadvertently tells the truth. So, a footnote to yesterday’s IRS whistleblower hearing: Congressman Kweisi Mfume of Maryland denounces the Republicans’ criticisms of the Department of Justice, the FBI and the IRS. Why? Because it is the job of those agencies to “keep this democracy in check.” That is perhaps, in a single sentence, the clearest statement of the difference between the »

Coming soon

Featured image In the adjacent post I note the appearance of the IRS whistleblowers to testify in public before the House Oversight Committee tomorrow. I should have guessed that the Biden administration would have a news-hogging indictment in store, as indeed it does. President Trump has disclosed that he is a target in Biden Department of Justice Special Counsel Jack Smith’s January 6 investigation. He will be indicted some time soon. That »

The New York Times Confirms It: IRS Whistleblower Told the Truth

Featured image I admit it. I hate Attorney General Merrick Garland so much I can barely stand to hear him speak. But there’s a reason for my strong feelings. We can’t trust a word he says. And on Tuesday, The New York Times confirmed it. Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee released the transcribed interviews of two IRS whistleblowers who worked on the Hunter Biden case. The testimonies of IRS »

Inspector Clouseau on the Epstein Case

Featured image The Department of Justice inspector general has issued a final report on the death of Jeffrey Epstein, and guess what: he really did kill himself! Here’s the AP story (with key highlight added): Jeffrey Epstein, despite his high profile and a jail suicide attempt two weeks earlier, was left alone in his cell with a surplus of bed linens. Nearly all the surveillance cameras on his unit didn’t record. One »

Days after Hunter Biden’s Threatening WhatsApp Message, $5 Million Rolled In

Featured image House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) released the transcribed interviews of two IRS whistleblowers who worked on the Hunter Biden tax evasion investigation on Thursday. The testimonies of IRS Criminal Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley Jr., who ran the investigation, and an anonymous whistleblower who was part of his team, bolster the widely-held belief that Hunter Biden received a “sweetheart” deal from the Department of Justice. Among »

This is end of republic stuff and America can’t survive it

Featured image The Durham investigation has concluded what most of us knew all along. There was no legal basis for the FBI’s 2016 probe into the Trump campaign or the Mueller investigation that followed. It was all a lie. The FBI, once a highly-revered American institution, teamed up with the Hillary Clinton campaign to (try to) rig the presidential election. And they were all in on it. Then-President Barack Obama was briefed »

Another Biden Bribery Allegation

Featured image Per Miranda Devine, the House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray for an FBI FD-1023 form that, according to a whistleblower, documents a bribe paid to Joe Biden, as vice president, by a representative of a foreign power. Further, Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman James Comer sent this letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Director Wray earlier today: The foreign country is said not to be China. »

It was not a good week for the Bidens 

Featured image The First Family is taking on water – lots and lots of it. Given that the GOP has now held the House majority for 100 days, many on the right were unimpressed with House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer’s revelation on Monday that six additional members of the Biden clan may have benefited financially from the family’s overseas business dealings. But considering the Treasury Department’s months-long refusal to hand over »