Justice Department

Free Steve Stockman

Patti Stockman, American Thinker

My husband, former Congressman Steve Stockman now sits in jail after being prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. It was heartbreaking to watch as my husband shed his suit jacket, tie and belt, was shackled hand-and-foot, and led out of the U.S. District Court in Houston on April 12 last year. The government’s response to Stockman’s appeal is due to be filed in the circuit court of appeals this summer.  It is hard to imagine how they can twist the law or facts to refute the clearly presented arguments for conviction reversal. However, the wheels of federal justice turn ever so slowly. Steve Stockman may spend nearly another year deprived of his own liberties as he awaits an appeals court decision.

Scams, Big and Small

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

A responsible media would call former intelligence officials out for trafficking in such thin claims, not hire them as pundits. But at a time when reporters pride themselves on rejecting “neutrality,” the Clappers, Brennans, and McCabes can count on an uncritical audience. The media has always been overwhelmingly liberal, but as Lara Logan of CBS points out it is now completely free of any journalistic restraints to mitigate that bias even slightly.

A Citizen Suing the Department of Justice Needs More than Just a Winning Legal Argument

Sharyl Attkisson, American Thinker

I’m grateful to the constitutional, privacy, civil rights and whistleblower advocates who discovered a few months ago that there were no groups assisting Attkisson v. DOJ and FBI, and started the Attkisson Fourth Amendment Litigation Fund to assist with the lawsuit and fight government overreach. If you wish to contribute to this fund, the GoFundMe page is here. I’m told it could be months before the appeals court makes its decision. Now, we wait.

Problems at the Justice Department and FBI Are Serious

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

As in the Justice Department’s stonewalling of the congressional committees pressing for answers about investigative tactics in the Russia probe, if the president does not take remedial action and demand transparency, the disreputable behavior will continue, and public faith will continue to plummet. For their part, if the Justice Department and FBI wish to maintain their standing as rule-of-law pillars in a free society, they need to stop whining about their critics — many of whom love these institutions. They need to start looking within.

We Need More Conservative Warriors Like Jordan, Meadows, Gaetz And DeSantis

Far from being merely partisan apologists for President Trump, Reps Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis are reflecting what their constituents think about the Mueller investigation and the Russia collusion probe.

Only You Can Get The Red Chinese Out Of America’s Colleges And Universities

Confucius Institutes are Chinese government-sponsored influence operations located at more than 100 American colleges and universities. Now our friends at the National Association of Scholars have made the job of fighting Red Chinese influence operations at America’s colleges and universities even easier by assembling an online “toolkit” that you can access through CHQ.

Mueller’s Investigation Flouts Justice Department Standards

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

With Rosenstein’s passive approval, Mueller is shredding Justice Department charging policy by alleging earth-shattering crimes, then cutting a sweetheart deal that shields the defendant from liability for those crimes and from the penalties prescribed by Congress. The special counsel, moreover, has become a legislature unto himself, promulgating the new, grandiose crime of “conspiracy against the United States” by distorting the concept of “fraud.”

Red Chinese Penetrating American Colleges And Universities

The Red Chinese are working hard to penetrate America's colleges and universities. Here's how you can fight back if one of your state’s colleges or universities hosts a Confucius institute or if you are an alumnus of such a college or university, or the university or college where your children are studying hosts a Confucius Institute.

The Special Counsel Is Looking At The Wrong Administration

The point of counterintelligence and cybersecurity is not point fingers after the enemy has executed an intelligence operation – in this case an act of information warfare – it is to prevent it from happening. However, as far as we can tell, not only did Team Obama do nothing to stop the Russians, they helped them by undermining the peaceful transfer of power to President Trump.

Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking — And So What?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Attorney General Sessions must find muscular, ambitious, and combative prosecutors (preferably from outside Washington, D.C., and preferably existing federal attorneys), direct them to call a Grand Jury, and begin collating information from congressional investigations to get to the bottom of what is likely one of gravest scandals in post-war American history: the effort to use the federal government to thwart the candidacy of an unpopular presidential candidate and then to smear and ruin his early tenure as president.

Jeff Sessions, plug the FBI leaks

Editors, Washington Examiner

We don’t call for Sessions to step down, but he and Rosenstein must get their employees to obey the law and stop their illegal leaking. If the leaks are true, and Rosenstein knows if they are, he, Sessions, and Wray must take decisive action to investigate who is responsible and punish the perpetrators. If they are false, the perpetrators should likewise be punished, though not for leaking but for spreading malicious falsehoods.

Restoration Of The Rule Of Law: Sessions Ends Obama-Era Backdoor Law Making

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ended the lawless policy of the Obama administration when Attorneys General Eric Holder and Lorretta Lynch issued “guidance” almost at will to circumvent Congress and the checks and balances built into our Constitution.

We Need an Investigation of the Entire Justice Department Now

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The time has come for a thorough airing to renew the trust of the citizenry. That means a special investigator, but one with a wide berth to look into the entire DOJ and FBI, its patterns and practices, and, let's be honest, our intelligence agencies as well. We're living in a bureaucratic nightmare.

What Truly Imperils A Free Society?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The Justice Department should report on hate crimes by white racists. But from the stats, anti-white racism is far more common and far more manifest in crimes of violence. Who reports that truth? The left has been marinated in an ideology where the enemy is always to the right. People blinded by ideology, unable to see the true enemies of their civilization, end up losing it, and their lives as well.

Judicial Watch: Newly Released Emails Reveal More Clinton Corruption And Security Failures

Our friends at Judicial Watch have released another 2,078 pages of documents revealing more instances of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sending and receiving classified information via an unsecured email server. They also show Clinton’s daughter Chelsea and others involved with the Clinton Foundation receiving special favors.

Obama FBI Employee Goes Rogue Marries ISIS Terrorist

The Daniella Greene case shows the incredible level of dysfunction at the Obama-Comey era FBI both in its security clearance procedures and, at the leadership and operational levels, in its understanding of the threat Islamism poses to America and constitutional liberty.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: More Trump Than Trump White House

Yesterday Attorney General Sessions declared: “For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned: This is a new era. This is the Trump era. The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws, and the catch and release practices of old are over.”

Governors Go To Pot

The governors of  Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska want President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to continue Obama's backdoor legalization of marijuana at the federal level, rather than pursue a straightforward decriminalization passed by Congress.

#ObamaGate Is a Lot More than a Hashtag

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

My guess is this will all come down to whether our former president knew about this wiretapping -- whoever authorized it and wherever it came from -- and, if so, when. And also how he reacted to it and what he did from there.  It's all, in the grand Clintonian tradition, about what the definition of "ordered" is.