Trump Justice Department

Gal Luft speaks

Featured image Miranda Devine’s most recent New York Post column on the Biden family business is “‘Missing’ Biden corruption case witness Dr. Gal Luft details allegations against president’s family in extraordinary video.” The New York Post has published the video on which Devine’s column is based and I have posted it below. The Post draws on Devine’s column to provide the accompanying summary with the video on YouTube: The “missing witness” from »

One damn thing after another

Featured image I have four propositions with which many readers will disagree. First, William Barr was an outstanding Attorney General of the United States in the Trump administration. Second, if it weren’t for Barr, the Mueller investigation would still be going strong persecuting innocent citizens. We would be entertaining proposals to convert it into a permanent commission. Third, I agree entirely with his critique of President Trump’s endgame on January 6. (I »

Cuomo won’t be charged by New York for undercounting nursing home deaths

Featured image It looks like Andrew Cuomo will not be criminally charged by the Manhattan District Attorney for providing misleading information to the public about the number of deaths from the pandemic in New York nursing homes. Cuomo’s lawyer says he’s been so advised by the DA’s office. Andy McCarthy argues that the DA’s decision not to prosecute is probably the correct one. There’s no doubt that Cuomo deceived the public. State »

Trump’s obsession, and Pelosi’s

Featured image Notes taken by a high-ranking Trump administration DOJ official in late 2020 record Trump urging him to “just say the election was corrupt [and] leave the rest to me.” Washington Post anti-Trumpers Devlin Barrett and Josh Dawsey say the notes “illustrate how far the president was willing to go to prevent Joe Biden from taking office.” The notes show no such thing. They raise the question of how far Trump »

In Indiana, a win for religious freedom

Featured image The Trump Justice Department aggressively protected religious rights and liberties. In this post from December 2019, I described five cases in which the DOJ, under the leadership of Eric Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, filed papers in defense of religious freedom. One of them was a case from Indianapolis, Indiana. In that case, the DOJ sided with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis which had been sued for firing a »

Murder rate spikes, Biden DOJ likely to make things worse

Featured image I want to take note of two recent posts by Bill Otis at Crime & Consequences. The first post reports murder statistics in twelve major U.S. cities in 2020. In ten of them, murders increased by more than 30 percent — ranging from 74.1 percent in Seattle to 30.4 percent in Los Angeles. The other two cities, Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas, also reported increases (19.4 percent and 14.3 percent, »

Did Andrew Cuomo violate federal criminal law?

Featured image Melissa DeRosa, an aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, has admitted that, in an attempt to cover up evidence that might put Cuomo’s administration in trouble with the Department of Justice, the administration withheld the true New York toll of nursing home deaths due to the Wuhan coronavirus. She reportedly told New York Democrats that “we froze” out of fear that the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal »

Amtrak, the Obama DOJ, and the ADA, a closer look

Featured image In this post, I reported that, thanks to the Trump Justice Department, Amtrak will no longer discriminate against the disabled. That’s because the Trump DOJ filed suit against the Amtrak. As a result, the company reached an agreement with the Justice Department to make its train stations accessible, as well as to provide training to staff on ADA requirements. The successful action against Amtrak is an example of how, under »

Thanks to Trump DOJ, Amtrak no longer discriminates against the disabled

Featured image It’s an article of faith among Democrats that the Trump administration did not enforce America’s civil rights laws. It’s also nonsense. As I have demonstrated, under President Trump the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, led by Eric Dreiband, vigorously enforced federal civil rights laws on behalf of all groups protected by these laws. The evidence is here. The beef of left-liberals against the Trump DOJ’s enforcement effort has nothing to do »

A DOJ coup attempt? No, an honest disagreement about the election.

Featured image The mainstream media has been promoting the story that, in early January, President Donald Trump entertained a plan to replace Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with an Assistant Attorney General who wanted to pursue claims of voter fraud. The Assistant in question is Jeff Clark whom I got to know, and like, when Democrats were blocking his nomination. The story, which first appeared in the New York Times, is that »

Fort Apache Minneapolis, Part Two

Featured image Last night, I wrote about the dramatic rise of violent crime in Minneapolis. I based my post on an article in the Washington Post called “Minneapolis violence surges as police officers leave department in droves.” The Post’s article cited statistics that show how drastically violence in Minneapolis has surged. It also highlighted the impact of the surge on the lives of Black residents of Minneapolis — residents who blame the »

DOJ offers to assist Minneapolis police; city council not thrilled

Featured image The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that is offering to collaborate with the Minneapolis police as part of a new initiative to assist police departments with training and other policing practices. The program includes creating a new national coordination center run by the International Association of Chiefs of Police for training and technical assistance. Federal officials say the partnership could involve anything from reviewing a police department’s use-of-force policies »

Trump-Barr Justice Department sues Yale for discriminating in admissions

Featured image The Department of Justice has sued Yale University for race and national origin discrimination in undergraduate admissions. The DOJ alleges that Yale’s discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, in particular most Asian and White applicants. According to the complaint, Yale engages in racial balancing by, among other things, keeping the annual percentage of African-American admitted applicants to within one percentage point of the previous year’s admitted class »

A deepening disgrace

Featured image The Department of Justice has disclosed additional evidence of the FBI’s efforts to undermine the Trump presidential campaign and presidency. Attorney Sidney Powell includes it in her memorandum filed yesterday in support of the “agreed dismissal” of the case against General Flynn. Powell characterizes the FBI misconduct involved in these efforts as “Stalinist tactics.” The FBI’s briefing to President Obama on January 5, 2017, figures in the mix. I have »

DoJ would prefer not to…

Featured image Taking a cue from Bartleby, the Scrivener, the Department of Justice has announced that it would prefer not to send witnesses to testify before the House Judiciary Committee run by Jerrold Nadler and his fellow Democrats. Responding to a request from Nadler for testimony from Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal, and U.S. Marshals Service Director Donald Washington, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd tactfully recalled »

DOJ joins challenge to New Mexico’s restriction on private school openings

Featured image In response to the Wuhan coronavirus, New Mexico has limited the capacity at which schools are allowed to operate. Public schools are permitted to operate at 50 percent of capacity. Private schools are allowed to operate only at 25 percent. Given this severe limitation on its ability to operate, one academy decided not to open, but instead to rely on instruction online. The father of a student at that school »

The latest anti-Trump “tempest” debunked

Featured image The Justice Department has intervened in a lawsuit brought against President Trump by E. Jean Carroll. She’s the journalist who claims that Trump raped her 25 years ago. Carroll’s suit isn’t about the alleged rape. It’s a defamation suit based on Trump’s denial of her allegation. To those unschooled in the law, it probably seems odd that the DOJ would substitute itself for Trump as the defendant in a suit »