35 Burst results for "Justice Department"

Biden vows abortion fight, assails 'extreme' court ruling

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 4 d ago

Biden vows abortion fight, assails 'extreme' court ruling

"Calling it a sad day in America a President Biden is vowing the fight to keep abortion legal is not over The president says the health and life of women nationwide are now at risk and the only solution is for Congress to restore roe V wade's protections as federal law He says that means electing more Democrats in November Congress must act with your vote you can act In the meantime the president says he will try to preserve abortion access though his options are limited The Justice Department says it will protect providers and those seeking abortions in states where it remains legal Sagar Meghani Washington

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Federal Agents Search Home of Trump DOJ Official Jeffrey Clark

Mark Levin

00:55 sec | 5 d ago

Federal Agents Search Home of Trump DOJ Official Jeffrey Clark

"We can read the tea leaves There is a story that broke today that yesterday a former DoJ official by the name of Jeffrey Clark had his home searched As Fox covered the story federal authorities searched the home of Jeffrey Clark of former Justice Department official with president Trump's administration An official with the U.S. attorney's office in Washington confirmed a Fox News There was law enforcement activity in the vicinity of Clark's lorton Virginia residents on Wednesday but would not say more Clark's name is expected to come up in hearings with the House select committee investigating January 6th While as you can see that's exactly what happened U.S. attorney's office in Washington has no comment regarding the nature of that activity or any particular individuals Well they don't have to because it was all set at the hearing today

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The Federalist: Pelosi Responsible for Jan. 6 Security Breakdown

Mark Levin

01:27 min | 5 d ago

The Federalist: Pelosi Responsible for Jan. 6 Security Breakdown

"Here we have a piece at the federalist By Jordan Boyd investigators Pelosi responsible for the January 6th security breakdown at U.S. capitol Isn't this what this committee is supposed to be looking into Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shoulders much of the blame for the security breakdown at the U.S. capitol on January 6th 2021 And today they're smearing the hell out of Trump and not once Did a member say but you know he did offer us the National Guard Because there's nobody there to speak up Nobody There's nobody there to say anything Nobody I mean I had questions for all these Justice Department guys All right questions for Bill Barr What took you so long to resign Why didn't you resign earlier But you know the capital police were half staffed on January 6th Pelosi's house sergeant at arms denied multiple requests for National Guard assistance from The Pentagon The United States Capitol police chief of the days leading up the January 6th officers were poorly equipped had insufficient ride shields and helmets They were never trained to handle a ride even after the riots of 2020 And on and

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1/6 panel hears of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 5 d ago

1/6 panel hears of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

"The house panel investigating the capitol riot as turned its focus to Donald Trump's pressure on the Justice Department to look at his election fraud claims Over an 11 day span after the election acting attorney general Jeff rose and says he heard from the president a lot Either called me or met with me virtually every day putting forth what acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donahue says was an arsenal of false fraud claims As the president went through them I went piece by piece to say no that's false That is not true They were among three former department officials testifying about Trump's push to bend the independent agency to his will And when they wouldn't go along his attempt to install a lower level official who would as the new attorney general That was Jeff Clark whose home federal agents searched last week Sagar Meghani Washington

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1/6 panel to hear of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 6 d ago

1/6 panel to hear of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

"The select committee investigating the capitol riot will hear from former Justice Department officials about an Oval Office showdown as Donald Trump sought to overturn the 2020 election The 5th committee hearing will shine a light on a turbulent stretch during president Trump's last days in office as he tried to bend the Justice Department to his will Lawmakers will hear from Jeffrey Rosen who was acting attorney general on the day the capitol was breached as well as top deputy Richard Donoghue and Stephen engel who was the assistant attorney general who ran the Justice Department office that provided legal advice to the executive branch According to Donahue's handwritten notes made public last year Trump directed Rosen over the phone to just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressman during a tense meeting on January 3rd the officials threatened to resign en masse when Trump proposed replacing Rosen with loyalist Jeffrey Clark the acting head of the civil division who supported Trump's bogus claims of election fraud in Georgia Jennifer King Washington

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Ginni Thomas responds to 1/6 panel, hearings stretch to July

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 6 d ago

Ginni Thomas responds to 1/6 panel, hearings stretch to July

"The select committee investigating the capitol riot plans to continue its public hearings into next month Members of the committee investigating the riot by backers of former president Donald Trump planned for additional hearings in July committee chair Mississippi's Benny Thompson says a lot of information has been coming in including new documentary film footage of Trump's final months in office The panel is also working on an interview with Virginia Ginnie Thomas a longtime conservative activist Mary the Supreme Court Justice clarence Thomas She's been asked to talk about her communications with Trump's team ahead of and during the day of the insurrection This month's final hearing is expected to highlight testimony from former Justice Department officials about Trump's proposals to reject the election results Tim McGuire Washington

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Gov. Scott Walker: Thank God Senate Didn't Confirm Garland for SCOTUS

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:59 min | 6 d ago

Gov. Scott Walker: Thank God Senate Didn't Confirm Garland for SCOTUS

"Protesters activists, people on the far left are literally breaking federal law, camped out in front of the homes of Supreme Court Justices, voicing their displeasure through bullhorns and banging drums and obscenities and everything else carrying around bloodied baby dolls and yet Merrick Garland and the Justice Department and the Biden administration don't seem to have any inclination to at least enforce the law. Isn't it fascinating how the media has the mainstream media at least has refused to even acknowledge the lawlessness of these protesters? If it was reversed, there'd be pants on fire, their hair would be on fire. Although I do have to say, Mike, one thing just an aside, I just knocked some in the Senate. This is where they deserve credit from a few years ago. Thank God they did not confirm Merrick Garland as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court for all this talk about him being some reasonable middle of the road person. He's not. He's a total left wing lackey. And the idea that earlier this year, he would allow his Justice Department to be aligned with the national association of school boards when they were calling concerned parents showing up at school board meetings domestic terrorists and really trying to intimidate them. This is the same Justice Department that, as you mentioned, this isn't just a bad idea. This is a federal law that prohibits people intimidating officers of the court. That's justices, judges, prosecutors, understandably so. We don't want people who are before the court out trying to intimidate a judge or a justice and their family, you know, that's something you think of years ago with the mafia or somebody else in organized crime trying to do that. They should be prosecuting those people to the full extent of the law and they certainly need to step up once this decision comes out. What was alleged to have happened or could have happened against Kavanaugh justice Kavanaugh? I think is a prime reminder about why this is just so important.

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Alan Dershowitz: The Jan. 6 Committee Is Not a Fair Committee

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:10 min | Last week

Alan Dershowitz: The Jan. 6 Committee Is Not a Fair Committee

"Check out Alan Dershowitz, the famed law professor talking about the real impact of the January 6th select committee. Here he was yesterday with newsmax's Greta van susteren. Well, it's not a fair committee, obviously. It's like the Boston Celtics going to play the warriors and the NBA says only the Celtics can go on the field, not the warriors. One team on the field, not the other team. Nobody should pay attention to the conclusions of this kangaroo committee. Of course a committee can make a recommendation. So can you make the recommendation to Congress, but to the Justice Department, the adjustment won't follow it. President committed no crimes. His speech was constitutionally protected. Ill advised to be sure. But constitutionally protected. I put it in the same category as Chuck Schumer's speech, both ill advised, both constitutionally protected. You know, that's an interesting takeaway from professor Dershowitz. Chuck Schumer arguably incited a would be assassin to show up at Brett Kavanaugh's doorstep.

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There's Some Disagreement Brewing in the J6 Committee

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:44 min | Last week

There's Some Disagreement Brewing in the J6 Committee

"There's some disagreement brewing at the J 6 committee. Apparently disagreement over whether to make a criminal referral for Trump. Now, Bernie Thompson, the chairman from Mississippi, told a reporter a couple of days ago Monday. He goes, we're not going to make a criminal referral. He goes, we're just going to tell the facts except for the Justice Department to do what they do. And immediately, there was a little mini revolt revolt coming interestingly from Liz Cheney. And from Adam Schiff, Schiff is less of a surprise. I thought we were deferring that decision until we concluded our investigation. So clearly Schiff or his trunk calls him shifty Schiff is aiming for a criminal referral. And of course, Liz Cheney marinated and kind of family hatred. You know, this is like the montagues and the capulets. She's like, you know, I gotta get this guy. I mean, just talk about, you know, it's not really a woman scorned, but this is almost like a woman's family scorned. And so got into Marshall mode, and she too says well, we haven't made a decision about these criminal referrals. Now, no U.S. president in history has been criminally prosecuted. And the idea of going after, I mean, just think about it. Not only are we talking about prosecuting a president, we're talking about prosecuting the leading figure in the Republican Party for 2024. So here you have the Biden administration and it's possible. I mean, I don't think it's likely and it's hard for me to imagine Biden running again, but the idea that Biden would criminally prosecute his potential opponent in the 2024 election. I mean, think of the implications of that.

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"justice department" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:10 min | 2 weeks ago

"justice department" Discussed on WTOP

"The Justice Department with the request that criminal indictment be brought So it does seem as if there's less of a legislative purpose It looks somewhat political but clearly the hope I think in the committee is that the Justice Department will carry the ball from here It's over The problem that they're facing is seditious conspiracy is going to require a much closer nexus a causal connection between what the president did and said in direct contact in some way with those people who breached the capitol So it may be true that this president simply refused to take in the information that he might have lost this election He refused to take it in But that doesn't necessarily mean that he because of that even with his tweets even the things that he said in public shows the direct link between those people who were essentially part of a conspiracy with him to upset the electoral count in the confirmation of the election I don't see that yet How difficult overall would it be to try to prosecute a former president I just think it's going to be really hard Remember when he was president he kept saying I have a long-standing immunity while I'm president to not have to bother with criminal indictments So he kept saying that all along He's no longer in The White House So that kind of immunity certainly no longer applies But this is the same argument that came out in the second impeachment case Does the president have a First Amendment right to engage in political advocacy Does he lose his right to say to the public I think I lost this election I think it was stolen I think we should all be concerned about this That question unless he is engaged in direct incitement which didn't really happen at the ellipse where he would have said he said ended up saying remember at some point although the committee hasn't mentioned this line where he said we all should walk over now peacefully and make our voices heard The committee never repeats that line because that's an inconvenient line But had he not said that and said let's all go over now smash some windows and go hang Mike Pence.

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WaPost: DOJ's Jeffrey Clark Wanted Trump to Name Him Attorney General

Mark Levin

01:17 min | 2 weeks ago

WaPost: DOJ's Jeffrey Clark Wanted Trump to Name Him Attorney General

"There's a big piece in the Washington compost another joke and then I want to move on to the economy big piece and Washington compost By Michael cranach Michael cranach who used to run a deli in northeast Philadelphia mister bridges not really Jeffrey Clark a mid level Justice Department official wanted Trump to name him attorney general in a plan aimed at potentially overturning the election It never happened But he wanted to but he didn't do it He didn't do it But he wanted to but he didn't While there were letters written we have to figure out who wrote what and what they meant What the intention was And they wanted to install this guy Clark So they trash Clark Got a trash Clark you can build up bar You got a trash Clark

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Remember, the Federal Constitution Was Violated in Pennsylvania

Mark Levin

01:54 min | 2 weeks ago

Remember, the Federal Constitution Was Violated in Pennsylvania

"Former judges former attorneys general testifying that there was no fraud This is a very sloppy way to explain things very sloppy And intentionally so First of all I told you what the U.S. attorney wrote From Philadelphia About how they clamp down on him not to say anything and not to do anything That's what he accuses barv doing Nobody's pursued that in this fantastic investigation to get to the bottom of everything but putting that aside put it aside Put the Dropbox as a side put the signatures inside put the dating aside put it all aside How can you be a former attorney general or a former appellate court judge or a former Justice Department Or whatever you are Whether you like Trump or hatred put it aside And not acknowledge the fact that in certain states like Pennsylvania the federal constitution was violated Not that may not be technically fraught But it is technically a violation of the federal constitution The court recognized that in Bush versus gore was to prefer gore versus Bush but you get the point But this Supreme Court under John Roberts wouldn't do it Nonetheless you don't pretend it didn't happen Because it can happen in the future And by the way this is one of Trump's points If we don't get this fixed now it's never going to be fixed

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Caller: Jan. 6 Hearings Are a Character Assassination of Trump

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:12 min | 2 weeks ago

Caller: Jan. 6 Hearings Are a Character Assassination of Trump

"Yeah, I don't agree that they're going to indict. I think that this is a character assassination on Trump. And if they do indict them, then it opens the door for the Trump team to do discovery. Right. And get a lot of real evidence, which would educate the American people in spite of the mainstream media's attempt to hide the evidence. You know, you know, you know, dinesh d'souza did this movie 2000 mules. The documentary about ballot harvesting and the mules shoving ballots into boxes and all that in the middle of the night. Dinesh kept chain and he said it a million times. He wishes they'd call him before the committee because he'd play the movie. Absolutely. You know? It would give Trump a public stage to actually show that whether it would have changed the outcome of the election or not is irrelevant at this point. It would have showed that there was mass election fraud. It would have shown that it would allow him to show the FBI's involvement in January 6th as well as the Justice Department as well as certain members of Congress and what they knew prior to January 6th. None of that, none of them want any of that information exposed.

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1/6 panel postpones hearing with ex-Justice Dept. officials

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 weeks ago

1/6 panel postpones hearing with ex-Justice Dept. officials

"The house panel investigating the capitol riot has postponed its next hearing The committee stands adjourned After yesterday's hearing ended Benny Thompson's committee was to hold another tomorrow featuring Trump era Justice Department officials but the panel says it's been put off without giving a reason or a new date If yesterday's hearing Trump attorney general Bill Barr described a crazy series of voter fraud theories and said if Trump actually believed them He's become detached from reality The panel's next scheduled hearing is set for Thursday Sagar Meghani Washington

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Peter Navarro Told the FBI He'd Agree to Voluntary Surrender

The Dan Bongino Show

01:53 min | 2 weeks ago

Peter Navarro Told the FBI He'd Agree to Voluntary Surrender

"The next day I tell the Justice Department attorney in a letter saying hey I'm stuck in this constitutional problem I have to honor executive privilege Do my duties in my country You comment at me as I did is there a way I give them an attorney to call But here's the most important thing again That same night Wednesday night I call Walter Giordano who's the special agent FBI guy who had banged on my door the week earlier and gave me a subpoena And I said to him Dan Walter whatever you need You got another subpoena You don't need to wake me up in the morning just come a cooperate any sane unique That's Wednesday Yeah right Right Friday I'm scheduled to go to see Mike Huckabee in Nashville for a show and bearing the lead here I literally live 50 yards across the street from both the Justice Department and the FBI I'm sitting here looking at both of those buildings right now And what they could have easily done and I've talked to FBI agents about this Is a range of voluntary surrender as you described It's like it's the white collar fraud unit that's going after me but there's no fraud involved there It's just a technical violation It's like a you know it's crazy stuff So instead of doing that they went full metal jacket on me They let me get up and eat breakfast Go to the airport wait to board the plane and as soon as I get on the jet way they bring three behind me and two in front of me and the first thing out of my mouth then is I want to call somebody for legal advice And I say that twice they don't let me do that They give it to a half assed job reading my Miranda

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Jan. 6 witness: Trump 'detached from reality' over election

AP News Radio

01:06 min | 2 weeks ago

Jan. 6 witness: Trump 'detached from reality' over election

"The house panel investigating the capitol riot says Donald Trump was surrounded by people dismantling his false voting fraud claims but refused to back off Trump declared victory on election night but as more votes were counted campaign chief Bill stepien knew the president's chances were not good Very very very bleak describing an increasingly unhappy Trump who then tried to overturn his loss without landish fraud theories The panel played taped testimony from several officials who said they tried to convince him otherwise like the Justice Department's Richard Donahue Much of the info you're getting is false Much of it from Rudy Giuliani son in law Jared Kushner says he tried to steer the president away from Giuliani but was turned away I've confidence in Rudy than attorney general Bill Barr said the theories were crazy in it the president believed them He was becoming detached from reality There was never an indication of interest in what the actual facts were Sagar Meghani Washington

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The January 6th Committee Attempts to Prove the Impossible

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:43 min | 2 weeks ago

The January 6th Committee Attempts to Prove the Impossible

"The January 6th committee is in a sense trying to prove what is impossible to prove. Now they claim that they've gathered enough evidence to support a Justice Department indictment against Trump. Now, they don't have the power by the way on their own to indict Trump. They're just a committee. They make a report. What do they do? Turn the report over to the Justice Department. Now admittedly, Merrick Garland would like nothing more than to do a strike against Trump. But I think even he realizes, first of all, he's going into uncharted territory. The idea of indicting a president from the other party is another remarkable thing to do. And in some ways, would I think push us not to, but perhaps towards civil strife, maybe even civil conflict. It's a very, very precarious action. I think the January 6th committee is blind to that. And so many leftists on social media. They're like, you know, here's, for example, Robert Reich today. Those who argue that Trump should not be criminally liable because no president American history has been criminally liable overlooked the fact that no president in history has staged an attempted coup to change the outcome of an election. Oh really? Ever heard of the Russia collusion hoax? Wasn't that staged by Obama and the Hillary campaign to change the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? I mean, the amnesia, I don't know if it's just genuine amnesia or just willful blindness, but this is, this is Robert Reich. Apparently with a straight face, never before, has a president or a presidential candidate ever. Yes, that actually happened in the last residential

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Miss the Jan. 6 hearing? Here's what Bill Barr, Ivanka Trump, Capitol Police and others said

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 2 weeks ago

Miss the Jan. 6 hearing? Here's what Bill Barr, Ivanka Trump, Capitol Police and others said

"Key witness will not appear today as the house panel investigating the capitol riot holds another hearing About an hour before the hearing was to begin the committee announced former Trump campaign manager Bill stepien abruptly pulled out citing a family emergency a person familiar with the situation says stepien's wife was in labor Stepien was to testify as the panel focuses on what it calls the big lie Donald Trump's false voter fraud claims in his bid to overturn the 2020 election loss which the panel says led to the riot Some committee members say they found enough evidence for the Justice Department to consider the

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1/6 panel to hear Trump campaign manager, probe election lie

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 2 weeks ago

1/6 panel to hear Trump campaign manager, probe election lie

"The House committee investigating the January 6th riot at the U.S. capitol will hear from more witnesses Monday The select committee delves deeper into former president Trump's unsupported claims of mass voter fraud and his effort to overturn the election today Trump's 2020 campaign manager Bill stepien who according to a subpoena oversaw the conversion of Trump's presidential campaign to a stop to steal effort is likely to face questions about what those in Trump's inner circle were telling the president about the election results The committee will also hear from a former Fox News political editor Chris stirewalt who stood by an election night decision to declare Biden had won Arizona A second group of witnesses will be made up of election officials investigators and experts including a former U.S. attorney who resigned after Trump pressure Georgia state officials to overturn his defeat committee members are saying they have uncovered enough evidence for the Justice Department to consider a criminal indictment against the former president Jennifer King Washington

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"justice department" Discussed on Consider This from NPR

Consider This from NPR

05:23 min | 11 months ago

"justice department" Discussed on Consider This from NPR

"And you charge everyone you start with the fbi and the investigations that are going on and you keep them coming and every jurisdiction has these cases and if i sound harsh good because this was serious i mean this was an attempt to undermine a valid american election. The justice department typically doesn't comment on ongoing cases and they declined to speak in this case so npr interviewed four dozen defense attorneys prosecutors in defendants and they described a justice department under incredible stress struggling with everything from evidence to assigning prosecutors to cases. Let's start with the problem of evidence. There's too much of it. Every one of those people was carrying a smartphone. everyone and they're all taking pictures videos and on different platforms. Greg hunter is a defense attorney. And he's working a more than a dozen january six cases and he said all those videos the tweets facebook posts have made it harder for the prosecution. The evidence is significantly more complicated for them than they thought. It was going to be. Some of the defense attorneys. Npr spoke to said they tried to resolve their clients cases back in february and prosecutors told them to wait. They said federal prosecutors told them they needed to assemble the evidence so defendants shouldn't expect any plea offers until late april and at the time. It seemed like a million years and late. April came and went. I got one of the very first play offers. I think i was third with fitzsimons fitzsimmons kyle fitzsimmons he was filmed at the capitol with blood running down his face dressed in one of those sparks. That butchers were calvin simon's is a guy who had moved to maine seeking in his words a knife. That was not in a multicultural hellhole. A couple of years ago for some told that local town meeting that immigrants were robbing main of everything that made it special. Keep main main he starts. I lead the rigo. Okay to white levers within wan after january sixth he hired great hunters his lawyer..

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"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

06:39 min | 1 year ago

"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"If it's improper in one of the key things there too is that that presumption of notice is important because if you delay notice the bell is wrong the you know. The justice department has the records in hand. And if you're the affected journalists reduce organization. There's only so much you can do to to mitigate potential harm to other sources to ongoing stories that the the newsroom is looking into that are not the subject of the investigation so i i do think that they raise different issues and to be looked at looked at differently. And when you look at the media side of what are the big questions. I mean pete describes the says sort of. He's never heard of a situation where you get eight of these things in in a relatively short period of time out. What are the big questions from your point of view. And what would you need to see in order to answer them. So i think one of the biggest questions is i think probably the biggest question is why was noticed delayed here you know who authorized these when and one of the things that. I'm not sure if we talked about yet. Is the records. That were sought from cnn new york times and the washington post. Those records were all from certain periods in two thousand seventeen early in the administration but we know that the authorization for them With given in two thousand and twenty at some point. The cnn warnermedia. a d. order was was was sent around july. And you know. There's various aspects of the guidelines that suggested authorisation was given at some point in twenty twenty for the some point later in two thousand twenty for the others. And when you've got records that are three years old and you're you're authorizing what are supposed to be. This is said in the guidelines themselves extraordinary cases. That's one question the paying they're the exceptions in the notice provision for the guidelines as i said. Are you know significantly impaired the integrity of an investigation grave harm to national security or potential threat to life and limb. The attorney general needs to make the determination that does exceptions apply before authorizing a delayed notice and again that was one of the innovations in the in the guidelines when they were revised under attorney general holder was flipping that presumption of notice so previously. You could only notify the affected news organization or journalist. If you affirmatively determination that notice wouldn't cause harm whereas under the two thousand fourteen two thousand fifteen revisions. There's now a presumption of notice. Unless the attorney general affirmatively determines some arms would result. So i really think we need the The answer to that question and then just very quickly one other one other question is how do these cases fit into the broader historical trend that we've been seeing leak investigations where prior to nine eleven. You had one successful prosecution of journalistic source Under the espionage act you had a couple of prosecutions that Either fell apart or resolved under under different charges. You know since. Two thousand and nine starting under the bush administration and then continuing the obama administration. You seem relatively speaking a significant uptick in the number of leak investigations into journalistic sources. And when my my boss bruce brown and i published that article in in law fair we said that the trump administration's record is that different from what we've seen under obama. The obama administration pursued more cases than all other presidencies bind. The trump administration's record at that at that time was about the same and you know are are these records. Requests targeted at members of the news media at to secure evidence lee cases part of that historical trend. Are they something different you know. How do they fit into that story. All right oren. Quinta and p. d. any of you want to make the argument contra gabe that actually we should understand this as one pattern of activity. The media stuff is that game points to an interesting subset but actually the the real question we need to answer here or a real question we need to answer. Here is whether pete's earlier framing of it is the right one that this just maps onto neatly with the former presidents list of those and we need to satisfy the fundamental issue. Here is not the question of continuity difference between the obama administration on the trump administration. But the question of whether the justice department was weaponising law enforcement authorities for purposes of media and congressional opponents or perceived opponents of the administration. I don't necessarily see those two options as in opposition to one another. Because you could. I think you could easily say well. Perhaps the trump administration was essentially going after enemies here. But it was able to do so because of you know. The the trend that gave has identified and the fact that the justice department's policies on this you know are not particularly rigid one way or another so that you you might be able to look at it as you know. Another example of a sort of trump era course of action on the part of the executive that is both you know within a pattern of executive actions and increasing executive power perhaps over time and also raises a lot of questions about whether or not trump and his justice department abused those powers the to me those seem very tightly woven together as possibilities. You could you could. Have you know the example of the sort of increasing trend of of leak investigations without necessarily the desire to go after trump's necessarily think if there's the ladder we have to discount the former as well if that makes sense or in.

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"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

05:53 min | 1 year ago

"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Pete when you say this is you know unprecedentedly. Broad and your experience which part of it did you not expect given what you know what had been said publicly by both Attorney general sessions and by then. Fbi director comey the breadth surprising. I don't know that it's necessarily improper the backdrop to all this is everybody that the people being investigated tend to or serve process overlay very very well with trump's enemies list and that's the backdrop to all this right and that's what's giving everybody at the end of the day a whole lot of concern about whether or not these were appropriate or not and why you know the tension at the end of the day about on attorney. Jim garland about give us enough information to satisfy ourselves that this was appropriate and not a politically driven enemies list set of investigations and whether or not a return to the institutional normalcy will give us that information. We crave but eight reporters is a ton. I mean i've worked a lot immediately investigations for more than a decade and a half and it was rare. I mean once every few years where we would clear the hurdle to get process on one attorney to see that happening with eight simultaneously. And some of the devil's in the details right. I mean some of this is going to need know day. There certainly were Are appeared to be twenty seven to three d. orders that were signed by judge to the media outlets some of those you know the certification is hard for me to say with a straight face to a court that we need a twenty seven to five gag order because it would seriously jeopardize an investigation if it were known. The government were seeking the records when the new york times itself was writing about the fact of the investigation. so what. there's nothing secret left anymore. I'm in the new york. Times is reporting. The government is investigating the leak of this information and interviewing these people. Whose left to know. Wh why is it going to matter and clothing you know there was congressional testimony where people complained rightly in my view about the flynn leaks and you know the fbi director said. I share your anger about it. And you know. I think said that there were a bunch of leak investigations going on right and so in my mind. The one that the the outlier is barbara. Cnn whatever that article is because we can all sit here and through the rush stuff so to rate the things where we think classified might have been released. But you know even the kind of run up the introduction like but what was that barbara starr. Does anybody really know what that classified information was that she disclosing most people. Don't so. I think you could make a good faith argument that having that requests go out might jeopardize investigation but the other one that arguments are getting a little more tenuous than they're. They're things that i think the i look and you know potentially congressional investigation will help that. I'm concerned about one. Is there some reporting that investigators in attorneys concluded that these weren't makeable cases that they weren't prosecutable for whatever reason and that you know bars said while i was facing a lot of pressure so i you know i put in somebody to to to figure out why these had become sort of you know dormant and while they became dormant because there wasn't a case to be made potentially and so does that you know when he places one of his toady you know come on down. Us attorneys in place to quote unquote reinvigorate. It was that proper or not undue political pressure placed upon the attorneys investigators to go do things that they had already concluded. There wasn't a prosecutable case. So i mean those. That's that's i guess. At the end of the day the primary question. i'm most interested in hearing answer about quinta. Let's talk about the congressional reaction you described at the beginning. That members of congress are irate about their their records having been acquired in the course of these investigations and yet as best as i can tell their response seems to be to demand that the justice department investigated. How do you understand. The congressional politics rights before i dive in. Do add one thing to to what pete was just saying. Which is that the new york times noted that impart the leak investigation began to raise some eyebrows within the justice department because some of the material that had been disclosed in these news reports was later disclosed by the government itself as part of trump's declassification spree related to the russia investigation. Which i think is just an additional wrinkle. It's worth drawing attention to so over to congress as you say. The initial reaction was very much outrage. Chairman adam schiff made a statement essentially saying that you know this this was an outrage and that the justice department should investigate it and should investigate other cases that quote suggests the weaponization of law enforcement by a corrupt president. This then sparked a. I guess what i would call a sub tweet by senator bryan shots Who essentially said that. He and i quote respectfully ask the house not to call for investigations from the executive branch. But rather to do it themselves. I think the the message there is sort of. What do you mean you want the justice department to investigate your the intelligence committee. You can investigate yourselves. I will note that as the days have gone on. Members of congress have seemed to be a little more comfortable with sort of maybe starting to think about flexing some muscle so after the inspector general investigation was announced chairman adler of.

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"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"All right so orrin do you. In light of what you and gave just described do you look at this pattern and say wow this is you know with peed unprecedentedly. Broad aggressive approach to leak investigations though the leaks themselves may have been unprecedentedly. Bad or you know that seems to involve you know targeting for acquisition media figures and potentially democratic members of the house judiciary committee and their staffs or do you look at it and say hey when the fbi director in the attorney general go out and say we're doing some serious leak investigations. This is kind of what you should expect the background record pattern to look like well. I should start with the important caveat that i have never done a leak test institutions. I have no government experience that touches on leak investigations specifically In my long ago heimer the justice department. But i do have the question of how. How's the government supposed to investigate leaks. It seems to me that the way you'd ordinarily wanna go about getting elite would be to get the non content records belonging to the suspects. And then you go to the judge. Get a twenty seven to three d. Order and then you see who that persons communicating with and then you issued subpoenas to find out who those people are. Those are what the tools doorly before and so from that sense. What's being described is kind of what the tools are for. And then i think you end up with a separate question which is whether leak investigations are sufficiently different or were sufficiently sensitive to the first amendment style implications or the general sensitivity of investigating these crimes that we say the normal tools shouldn't be used. These are these are so sensitive. We don't want to use the tools we would normally use in a criminal investigation. And that's a separate question of of propriety. Not legality for me this..

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"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

09:06 min | 1 year ago

"justice department" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Behind secret dad orders time re cannot rely on the department alone to make these changes on quotes the house judiciary committee consequently oust that it will investigate the former administration surveillance of quote members of congress the news media and on quote this host dated the recording of this podcast. So please bear that in mind as you listen to follow so quinta i want to start with you. Bring us up to speed. I thought we were done discussing. Mike flynn and the investigation of him. How did this all come back. It is a pretty tangled tale. So i will give you the overview as best. I can essentially all. This has come to light more or less over. The past month was sparked by a series of disclosures from the justice department under attorney-general merrick garland to various news organizations. So the washington post cnn and the new york times that the department had in some cases sought in some cases sought and obtained a phone and email records from various reporters at those news organizations in the case of the washington post reporters. It's seems based on the timeframe from which the data was requested that the investigation may have involved a story. The post reported about a conversation between jeff sessions who is at the time on the trump campaign with russian ambassador sergei kislyak about the campaign or perhaps about obama administration efforts to counter russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election. The subject of the cnn. requests is unclear but the the justice department is seeking records for pentagon reporter barbara starr and then when it comes to the new york times. The times indicates that the subject matter the department was investigating seems to involve a story that the paper published about fbi director. James comey's decision on how to handle the clinton email investigation which involved a mysterious document of russian origin that was misleading and nature And which led komi so. He said to change the way he had handled the email investigation. That it's pretty tangled. We can get into that more letter if you like. Essentially according to the new york times the trump administration has pursued leak investigation into whether komi was a source for that story and so the suggestion is essentially that these records from reporters at the department may have sought those records as part of that leak investigation. So that's sort of part one of the story part two of the story or maybe part one a is that it later turned out that the times and us cnn the executives and lawyers at those organizations were placed under a gag order over requests for records of their reporters and then the other part of the story is that on june tenth. The new york times broke the story that in two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen. The justice department had successfully requested. That apple handover email meta data and account information from a variety of people linked to the house. Intelligence committee So now chairman. Adam schiff a representative eric. Swale well as well as committee. Aides and family members including at least one minor and apple also received gag order according to chairman. Shift the justice department environment may that the investigation was closed. But this news. I think really revitalized the discussion. That had been circulating so far about these Requests information from reporters. Congress pretty predictably was irate. I would say And there was a great deal of discussion about sort of what. What would happen. Next on june eleventh. A justice department inspector. General michael horowitz announced that he would be investigating these investigations after these demands from congress. There's also some some sort of odd little loose ends here about whether or not Attorney general bill barr previous attorney. General jeff sessions and a deputy attorney general rod rosenstein were aware of these requests at the time. They they all say that they don't recall and also i should know that the justice department apparently according to the washington post also requested information firm. Then white house counsel don mcgann in february two thousand eighteen. Well he was gel white house counsel so all of this is is a bit confusing. There is a lot we don't know But that is. I think that the picture as we now understand it as of monday. June fourteenth at our unfortunately so gabe before any of this broke. You wrote with bruce brown your colleague at the reporters committee a piece for l'affaire in which you gain of advice are reckon policy recommendations to the attorney general about how to handle media leaks investigations in the future as well as handle these past ones talk a little bit about when if ever it is appropriate for in your view for a such media subpoenas or subpoenas for foreign any male records of of press people to take place so i think in this case so before addressing the the that question in one thing here. That's particularly important to note with these requests with with other requests is that there is a set of internal policy guidance at the justice department that governs when in how members of the department can seek information from a members of the press in leak investigations in one of the key provisions. There and this was a change. Actually to the guidelines. Following controversies Under the obama administration When the justice department sought records from the phone records from the associated press in the actual content. For for james rosen. There was a change. Those guidelines requiring were putting in place at presumption of notice to the affected journalist or news organization before seeking to compel the production of meditated. Like this you know or other types of investigative steps the presumption of notice can can only be overcome. If the attorney general make certain determinations and those the exceptions to that presumption of notice are supposed to be pretty narrow grave harm. National security significant harm to an investigation Or threats to life and limb in. What's really important to know here is whether the presumption of notice provision in the guidelines was strictly followed the question about when it's appropriate disease records journalists the justice department itself recognizes that such investigative steps are particularly sensitive that if they're overbroad you can identify sources beyond just the source that you're trying to identify specific Leak investigation you can give visibility into what the newsroom is thinking about. And because of that there are these these guidelines in place at the justice department. That are really there. You know to ensure that investigative steps like these occur only in the most extraordinary situations pete you were part of the russia investigation and were still involved in it. At the time that the administration shifted. How should we understand this spree of subpoenas both on the congressional side and on the media side to what extent is. Is this what you would expect to see given. Jim commes publicly expressed at the time anxiety about the leaks. I mean he did say in public that he was very upset about the leaks and in congressional testimony that he was investigating them aggressively. Is this a a reasonable reflection of that or do you look at this pattern of of data record acquisition and say. I had no idea this was going on. I think that the question answer two ways the first is that the leaks that we saw in two thousand sixteen in two thousand seventeen particularly surrounding russia in the trump campaign and then administration were unprecedented in volume compared to anything i saw over the course twenty or career and having said that i think response government in response to those leaks investigating.

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"justice department" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:56 min | 1 year ago

"justice department" Discussed on KCRW

"Executions and new death sentences reached historic lows in 2020, with one exception. Executions by the federal government are up, says death penalty expert Robert Dunham. Donald Trump is responsible form or executions in a five month period that we've seen in more than a century and a quarter. NPR's Carrie Johnson has been following the issue. She's here now to talk more about it. Welcome back to the show. Carrie. Hi, Adi. Now. This follows the news that the Justice Department had relaunched capital punishment this year, right and it was the first time since 2003 tell us about that gap and the decision behind this year Yes, former Attorney General Bill Bar in his deputy, Jeff Rosen said they were carrying out the will of judges and Juries. Rosen wrote an op ed piece this past summer, he said the issue was pretty straightforward. They were giving Victimsfamilies a measure of justice and upholding the rule of law audience. All of 2020. There were 17 executions, 10 of those by the federal government. States tap the brakes on capital punishment because of the pandemic, But the U. S. Justice Department just kept going in. Those executions brought scores of people the federal death row in Indiana to provide security or serve as witnesses. The CL U says there are now big Corona virus outbreaks inside the prison in Indiana, which has spread to the surrounding community there. The vast majority of crime and punishment happens in the states, not the federal government. So who are the people who are on federal death row? Now, As of this moment, there are now 52 people on federal death row. And these are people who in some way violated federal law, engaging in murder on federal land like a national park or people who took part in a Carjacking or a kidnapping where a victim later died. Contrast that with more than 2500 people on death row in states all over the country, the death penalty Information center says this year Colorado join 21 other states to repeal its death penalty statute. And Robert Donna points out that in Los Angeles County in California voters just elected a progressive prosecutor who says he's not going to seek the death penalty there anymore at all. Long running criticism of capital punishment is the history of racial disparities in the US, How is that played out in the conversation this year? There are some studies that say the single biggest factor in a death sentence is the race of the victim and that black men are sentenced more harshly for killing white people. Donna Merch is a history professor at Rutgers University. She says she looks at capital punishment through a long lens. And Murch told me the first few federal prisoners singled out for lethal injection this year under Trump were white. But now the majority is black men. Here's more of what she had to say. The state sanctioned right to kill is important. But in a country like the United States, built on African slavery and settler colonialism, this killing has a deeply racial symbolic to it, And that's how I understand what's happening under trump right now. I want to look ahead to 2021. There are three federal executions planned before the inauguration of the new president. How likely is it that they'll actually happen? There's some uncertainty about that right now I judge has delayed the execution of Lisa Montgomery. She's the on Lee woman on federal death row that happened after her lawyers became ill from covert 19. But the Justice Department is appealing and wants to proceed with her execution and their two other men facing execution before the inauguration. January 20. If their names are Dustin Higgs and Corey Johnson. Both of them have tested positive for the Corona virus, and their lawyers have asked the Justice Department to stop those executions in January, but so far the Justice Department has not agreed to any delay so they may still go forward in the months ahead. Following this story, NPR's Carrie Johnson, Thanks so much my pleasure. Possibly the last place you would want to be during a pandemic is a small, sweaty club pressed up against a couple 100, strangers all yelling towards a stage. Because of that small music venues were among the first to close in the early stages of the pandemic, and it looks like a long while until they will be able to open again. But there is help for them in the Cove it relief bill as NPR's Andrew Limbaugh reports. In the before times R G fix. Schaeffer worked for a company that ran a handful of music venues in the Washington, DC area, including the 9 30 Club. And so we made that really tough decision on March 11th to have that one last show, and then we shut it all of our venues. They're still shuttered. So now she's the spokesperson for the National Independent Venue Association, or Niva. Which has been lobbying for some form of aid to help support struggling clubs. Shaver estimates that more than 300 have already closed. Niva was one of the organizations that lobbied for these save Our stages Act. It's a $15 billion grant program run by the small Business Administration, which means that we will be able to use the money to pay off all the bills that we've been accruing since the beginning of the pandemic and March. Previous relief efforts, like the Payroll protection program focused on employees. But with those employees furloughed the bills hanging overhead for venues, Irv now rent utilities insurance. The amount of money of businesses eligible four will be based on its 2019 revenue with a $10 million cap. There are also other protections in place to prevent large companies from taking advantage the way some did with the P P p must be independent, meaning that you're not part of a publicly traded company. You can't have Operations and more than 10 states, and you can't be in more than one country. Access to the money will also be teared. So it benefits businesses that have been hit hardest, says Senator Amy Klobuchar in the first two weeks, venues that have lost over 90% of their revenue from the year before I get to go first, and then then the second two weeks it goes down to over 70% call. Bashar, a Democrat, introduced the Save Our Stages Act over the summer, along with Republican Senator John Cornyn. She said. It was important that this was a bipartisan effort because a wide range of venues need help, and we kept the coalition together. That's what was so key from beginning to end and all of this because of a grassroots effort from a group that really hadn't worked together before. My performance venues, museums, movie theaters comedy clubs punish a reef is the artistic director of the Repertory Theater of ST Louis. Basically, anyone who sells tickets for Performing artists or live events. Commercial and non profit are eligible for some relief in this grants to the math works out slightly differently for nonprofits like the Repertory Theater. It's Grant would be based on last year's ticket sales and doesn't take into account foundation support donations and contributions..

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"justice department" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

06:02 min | 1 year ago

"justice department" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"Retail giant walmart is under fire for its alleged role in fueling the nation's opioid crisis. The justice department has sued. The company alleging created a system that turned. It's five thousand in store. Pharmacies into leading suppliers of highly addictive painkillers. The suit comes after walmart. Preemptively sued the federal government in october to fight. The expected allegations joining me now to talk more about this is washington business reporter. Tim pukekohe hi. Tim thanks for being here. Hi thank you so tell us what specifically is alleged in this lawsuit against walmart. The us government is listing walmart among relatively long list of companies. Now that have some role in the opioid crisis. What the justice department is saying. Is that through the system. That walmart created its pharmacies. It created an environment where doctors and drug abusers could prey on its pharmacies and have invalid. Opioid prescriptions by the thousands filled at walmart pharmacies. Now there were also some allegations within that lawsuit from walmart pharmacists that the company ignored their warnings. And the suit also alleges that. It was difficult for them to reject prescriptions. They found problematic. Can you talk a little bit about how that system worked. The government's lawsuit portrays a company in which pharmacists were under an extreme amount of stress confronted by demands from their own managers to work faster and from a deadly crisis. That was unfolding you right in front of them walmart. Of course it's famous for low prices and book sales and just as a matter of course wanted it's pharmacies to get out. Low cost drugs at a relatively fast clip. Fill the prescription fast. And according to the allegations of the lawsuit the walmart managers believed it would keep customers in the store and shopping and so that was a matter of course for these pharmacists. When you add opioids into the mix then it becomes a lot more dangerous. A lot of these doctors could see. Suspicious prescriptions the same doctors coming back over and over again over prescribing patients. They sought help from compliance managers at the company to do things. Like just you an on. Moss rejection of prescriptions from doctors. Like this and they were told time and again. No you cannot do blanket rejections. You have to do them. Only on a case by case basis and because of their other pressures to get these prescriptions out to get prescriptions. Broadly out very quickly in the end pharmacists felt like they didn't have the time to scrutinize. Each of these prescriptions and ultimately had to end up for filling a lot of prescriptions. That they believe were invalid to begin with now. Walmart had been expecting this lawsuit. The company actually preemptively sued the justice department. Can you tell us more about that suit. And what walmart is saying. Now there's been a broad and at times very aggressive conflict between the federal government and other governments around the country with different major corporations that are alleged to play a role in fueling this crisis. Walmart has taken an aggressive stance in trying to fight allegations before they came. The company filed a lawsuit in october. That said department of justice. Investigators had been looking into the company and had been informing the company of all these pending allegations and there are a lawsuit was a preemptive strike against that. They've said that in their opinion the department of justice and also the. Da had basically been trying to scapegoat walmart for the government's own regulatory failings and they'd said that for example many of the doctors that the department of justice said walmart should have been keeping an eye on are still registered and active with da. And so in walmart's opinion if the government couldn't stop these doctors for making prescriptions. He'll it's not really fair for it to expect walmart to stop at according to walmart's claims and its own lawsuit followed the law to the best of their ability and walmart today. Reiterated many of those same points and added that the lawsuit quote is riddled with factual inaccuracies and cherry-picked documents taken out of context tim. We've seen several drugmakers charged for their role in the opioid crisis as well as some settlements is walmart's lawsuit indicative of a widening of the investigation into the opioid crisis. And who else might bear responsibility. I hate to speculate on other companies that are going to be charged but what i think. It is emblematic for sure. Is that governments. Broadly but especially the federal government are being as aggressive as they can be about finding anyone with culpability in this crisis. President trump back in two thousand eighteen directed. Then attorney general jeff sessions to go out and file a major lawsuit. He was talking then. Spur more specifically about the drug makers. But yes what we've seen since then is a whole litany of lawsuits against not just the drug makers but distributors and now retailers as. Well one other facet to note in this case is that for a time. Walmart was duchess a retailer and the pharmacy for many for many customers but it was also a distributor walmart is is the world's largest retailer in has a huge network five thousand in store pharmacies at all not just at walmart's but at sam's club too and its reach throughout american society goes incredibly far. So what you see. The government here is finding another major players one of the biggest targets that could possibly come across and going after it as aggressively as it has gone against the drugmakers to that's wall street journal washington business reporter. Tim cuco tim. 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"justice department" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

02:50 min | 1 year ago

"justice department" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

"We've been waiting for it and yesterday it dropped. . We're talking, , of course about the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google, , the DOJ is alleging that Google is engaging an anticompetitive behaviour to preserve its monopoly in search and search advertising. . Here's associate. . Deputy Attorney General Ryan. . Chores he's overseeing the tech investigations at the OJ. . Google unlawfully maintain these monopolies through a web of exclusionary and interlocking agreements that shutout competitors. . For example, , do collectively pays mobile phone manufacturers. . Carriers and web browsers, , billions of dollars each year from its monopoly search advertising revenues to be the preset default search engine. . This is by far the most effective way for a search engine to gain users. . It's most people simply use this to fall chores also pointed to the fact that Google prohibits other search applications from being preloaded on phones companies android operating system. . We have started legal affairs reporter Brent. . Kendall to break down your statement. . Here's what he said what he's basically saying. . Here is look in this country there's nothing wrong with having a monopoly. . If you do things better than everybody else your products are better and people flock to you. . That is all well and good. . But once you're there and you have a powerful position, , what you can do is then take any competitive steps to prevent anybody else from potentially challenging you and so that's what they're arguing here and they say these billions of dollars in payments to preserve Google default search on on. . Variety of devices and platforms. . Shuts the door to anybody else ever getting into this space and providing any sort of competition to Google, , and so that's that's the basis of of what they're arguing here. . The Google it's not illegal to have a monopoly but what they're doing is is taking illegal steps to maintain it a spokesperson for Google said the DOJ's lawsuit was quote deeply flawed and that consumers use Google because they choose to not because they can't find alternatives. . The suit represents the most aggressive antitrust case in about twenty years, , but it could still take years of legal back and forth before there's an outcome. . Brennan says it could shake up silicon valley either way we could end up with is pretty remarkable circumstance because we'll have this google sued and very well may be that the FTC as we reported recently could sue facebook by the end of the year, and , so you would have these two marquee once in a generation cases at the same time in which the federal government was was suing you know two of our biggest and most. Important . in leading tech companies, , and so that could have all sorts of ramifications. . I. . Mean and it could it could filter intersect with other parts of this debate. I . mean, , maybe facebook and Google when these cases, , but it could also be the case if they win, , you have people in Congress, , they look the fact that the government couldn't win these cases shows that the law work and we need to step in and do different things here. .

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"justice department" Discussed on Clark Howard Show

Clark Howard Show

06:08 min | 1 year ago

"justice department" Discussed on Clark Howard Show

"So, , there's. . A huge fight. . That is underway in the United States. . Towards technology companies and Google is the newest one in the dock. . Justice Department has filed a massive antitrust lawsuit against Google, , it's to be alive state involvement in this as well. . And the reason that the feds are going after. . Google. . and May, , in fact, go , after facebook. . Apple Amazon and they'll be various actions against these four companies. . Around the world because these are all <hes> firms that do business around the world that are all under a microscope because in various phases of the digital economy. . They have become either dominant or to the point that they're sucking all the oxygen. . Out of the possibility of competition. . So Google. . Has Been Sued because of their power and search. . Their power in advertising. . Their power with the ANDROID operating system that even though apple is powerful in the United States. . With iphones around the World Google's ANDROID system controls I think is eighty eight percent of the market. . And so the idea is that Google having so much power I mean even Google Chrome. . Chrome is gigantic. . One estimate I saw recently is a bay control, , three recorders of the browsers in the world and. . You've got youtube that dominates video online think about Google maps how nothing really has challenged the only thing that really did was ways. . So Google went and bought that. . So. . The courts are going to. . Deal with this here in the United States in Europe and around the world. . With. . Google's issues we've talked about apple lots of legal action against apple around the world about how they control their store <hes>. . However, , apple uses I message to create a network effect. . Amazon <hes>. . Conspiring against its own marketplace sellers, , figuring out what cells and then copying their products allegedly putting them. . Up in competition with people who were under their own roof as part of the Amazon marketplace and then facebook. . <hes> the big mistake if you think of it in terms of antitrust terms was facebook being able to acquire instagram and what's WHATSAPP and be able to use those for what is referred to as network effect as well, , and that is an issue with all four these. . If you go way back though. . And this is why it's not clear the role of government antitrust here or overseas with any of these behemoths. . I remember way back. . WAY BACK MACHINE WHEN IBM was considered to be. . By many people be most evil enterprise in the world. . And had a monopoly on so much of computing power in the world. . And the government filed this <hes> it was landmark legendary antitrust action against IBM. . The. . Basically fizzled into nothingness because marketplace. . Eventually, , took care of. . Then later, , <hes> government actions against Microsoft for market dominance again. . And the reality is. . You don't know with technology firms win out of nowhere somebody comes up with a better way to do things that takes what looks like an impenetrable fortress. . What's known as network effect? ? And blows it to Smithereens or reduces its power in the marketplace. . So I don't know. . How all this will work out with all the various governmental and legal actions around the world. . But it is true that at this moment, , these four companies have too much power in the sectors that they're in. . The question is does the marketplace take care of it and a reasonable period of time or is there really a role for government? ? I'm not smart enough to tell you and I know when I railed against the Apple. . The whole. . APP store thing with Apple. . With. . Apple extracting this mandatory toll bridge from other APPS including those it directly competes with taking thirty percent of the action. . There's no negotiation. . Apple imposes the terms that I was very upset about that and that I thought it was an antitrust violation and then there were so many posts to Clark stinks at Clark Dot Com Slash Clark stinks wait. . Where's Free Market Clark here And the truth is. . I don't really know I mean if you're looking for me for. . Yes. . Google is doing evil stuff and must be punished or any of these technology behemoths. . I don't know if it's best to let the marketplace discipline them or if there is a role for antitrust law and ultimately the courts will argue about this for a long long time. .

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"justice department" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Justice department has essentially build more acting as the personal lawyer for the president's interests and not in the interest the American people stone a long time from associate faces sentencing next week for lying to the FBI in the Russian probing the president's tweet about again fox's John decker live at the White House president trump tweeting about his longtime confidante writing congratulations to Attorney General bill Barr for taking charge of the case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought the tree coming a day after the justice department announced plans to reverse itself and recommend less prison time for stone that reversal at all for government prosecutors to withdraw from the case how much prison time Roger stone receives is ultimately up to US District Court judge Amy Berman Jackson Dave John news out of the NFL Cleveland brown miles Garrett suspension been lifted was punished last season for a fight during a game hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with route also helmet America's listening to fox news three W. Y. P. C. mobile news level on the go the county in thirty three downtown I'm Kerr Darling for ninety three double the white B. C. H. D. one Indianapolis here's what's trending at eleven oh two they want I'm gonna Tyler Bruce the tri west high school teacher accused of child seduction enlisted parents say that he should be fired because of the evidence against him is clear they accuse the school board of protecting brawling this board meeting I have a petition and the probable cause affidavit in hand and intend to lead a movement of collecting signatures declaring a statement of no confidence for the school board says they can't fire Bruce because he hasn't been convicted of anything that he's been charged with trying to keep the corona virus away from the Hoosier state Donnie Burgess reports on the health department is keeping a close eye on a person who recently traveled to China the department said that while this person has not shown any symptoms of the corona virus they are following the CDC's guidance due to the worldwide spread a virus the person will be monitored by the Wayne County health department for the next two weeks so far there have been no confirmed cases of the corona virus in Indiana Donnie Burgess ninety three W. I. B. C. mobile no you're right it's Jamie progresses employee of the month to month in a row leave a message at the hi Jamie hit me Jamie I just had a new idea for our song with the name your price tool so when it's like tell us what you want to pay and from bone was bottom line you say will be found coverage options to fit your budget then we just all the finger snaps will acquire goes Stephen come after they've come at Jeff yes no maybe anyway so your practice tonight I got a new there so the referee to cancel the insurance company affiliates price and coverage match limited by state law.

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"justice department" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

05:38 min | 2 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"The justice department in force in it do it instead of going right to write to impeachment he committed a crime what was the crime whether I go to the party will usually when you commit a crime is the justice department handles in my right yeah thanks for the call barbers in forget river onto Jersey one a one point five people are Hey how are you I got a couple points okay first of all if Congress can delay it till the summer can can send it to late till after the election certainly that's a good question I see Khan was was delayed so that we'll be talking about impeachment as we got close to the election right in the center there at the great economy is up everybody's making money on the stock market the unemployment is down the man said he did the vice president like do something fun with the sun to get him a job in your train start but trump's the bad and that you're in he asked us here but what about homeless what about dentures veterans two things one thing we know about president trump veterans he gave the veterans of the largest pay raise they've had in the last ten yeah I mean the military large pay raise in the last ten years and all disabled veterans will have their college loans forgiven Erin hospitals they can go to regular hospital crappy yeah hospital the old saying is I think Congress should focus on picking America improving things are and for the world all right and not on impeachment complaint passion about this they can't get their name out there but when that they get the name out there by doing this I'm out I know I agree I agree but and and this is not a plug for father actually did sell my house in two weeks all right there we go we got the rob you could use land with that what is your margin merges in union New Jersey one one point five and you never heard that before my right okay yeah one you you you you get is a football digit just making sure now I did okay no if you don't sell nasal is when the make sure so we thank you I'm not now so that we can think about that I think a lot of things but we we really the Democratic Party has left the Republican Party is that right we need more independent and being sad share did you have your phone and your phone if you actually weigh much you actually don't yourself the phone cut off as he was saying whatever you're going to say say that again I have learned carrying out the wanted to make a name for it hello he got stuck in an untenable position however people what the purpose that what the house is actually doing it they grand jury the grand jury decides one thing well I'm not it should go to trial that's their only job is this right right but you still have people in the house the Republican Party screaming that there was no defense there was no defense it was never a defense lawyer in a grand jury that's right so what we have are two parties who are doing absolutely nothing and I think spending more money you did once impeachment president truck why am I want this to go on because every time it does every time he mentioned that you get out there and president trump here's the president trump that it was talking about it if we I'll never stop talking about trump but gets much you think about this if they stop talking about Donald Trump Cole bear Jimmy Kimmel Jimmy Fallon every late night host is out of a job we'll be watching Seinfeld reruns on every freaking shadow they be suicidal if we stop talking about president trump because they have nothing left to talk about they may actually have to write jokes mention that late night television jokes it's seven thirty now the latest New Jersey news from NJ one one five dot com New Jersey congressman bill passed ground spoke during Wednesday's hours long debate over house impeachment of president Donald Trump the president and his party stole wore an obstructed we're here today because they choose comfort over courage an average over the Republic this is the ongoing tragedy of our age and it is on going a house vote on impeachment is expected some points in nine federal prosecutors say they have evidence that a key port man arrested after his name and address were found in the pocket of one of the Jersey city shooters last week was selling fire arms from his pawn shop a bail hearing for thirty five year old Ahmed a hardy was abruptly postponed today a new survey shows about one out of five high school students in the U. S. have Veep to marijuana in the past year the report out today found marijuana beeping.

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"justice department" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"From the justice department put lawyer is expected to be more aggressive on the case for getting US citizenship question on census forms now a Manhattan judge is pushing back U. S. district judge Jessie Fuhrman has ruled the department has provided quote no reasons let alone satisfactory reasons for the substitution of counsel he continues to weigh claims for and against the question Fuhrman is handling one of several lawsuits that have blocked the question from being included on the grounds it is designed to discourage immigrants and undocumented persons from participating president trump abruptly halted the printing of census forms despite a Supreme Court refusal to intervene he is considering using an executive order Bob Constantini Washington an appeals court has heard arguments today about obamacare correspondent plate novel a federal judge in Texas struck down the health care law last year today the Texas Solicitor General asked the appeals court to uphold the ruling and argued that when Congress enacted president trump's tax overhaul it rendered obamacare unconstitutional by doing away with penalties for not having insurance as mandated by the law Democrats say without obamacare millions of Americans will face increased premiums or be left uninsured it's not known when the court will rule Democrats want labor secretary Alexander Kostin to resign over his handling of a sex trafficking case against billionaire Jeffrey abstain correspondent Abby Phillip with a statement from a cost us he says the crimes committed by I've seen are horrific and I'm pleased to hear prosecutors are moving forward with the case based on new evidence with the evidence available more than a decade ago federal prosecutors insisted that that steam go to jail register as a sex offender and put the world on notice that he was a sexual predator mixed trading today on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrial average fell closing down twenty three points the S. and P. up for the nasdaq up forty three IBM.

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"justice department" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"The Justice department is supposed to fork over the unredacted Muller report to congressional Democrats. If it doesn't there's talk of holding attorney general William bar in contempt. Meanwhile, Democrats say they have a tentative agreement with Robert Mueller himself to testify on may fifteenth and another deadline. Today's deadline for House Democrats to get their hands on President Trump's income taxes. I secretary Steven Mnuchin his miss to deadline set by the House Ways and means committee to produce President Trump's business and tax documents committee, chairman Democrat, Richard Neal made the request of the IRS Commissioner who diplomats argue is bound by federal law to comply Mnuchin responded instead arguing treasury department lawyers were reviewing the request. Racing constitutional concerns. He has promised an answer by today and California Democrats are trying another tactic to separate the president from his financial records. They're pushing a state law banning any presidential candidate from appearing on the California ballot unless they have released their tax returns the department of homeland security is taking steps to sniff out what are being called fake families on the southern border. There's been a spike in male migrants who are bringing along a child hoping to get special treatment in the immigration system. Shane folding with homeland security and San Antonio says some of them are turning out to be children used as pawns good investigative skills, sometimes can lead to identification assessor. And now there are reports that this week homeland security will start using DNA testing to sniff out the fakes rapid tests could take as little as ninety minutes as outside man is in critical condition after police say he was repeatedly stabbed by one of his kids as he was beating his wife in a home near south czars Amora, and for ten police are trying to sort it out five people who were in the house at the time of the. The incident are being detained for questioning well, hundreds of people said their final goodbye to the UNC Charlotte student who was killed while tackling a gunman last week Riley Howell who was an ROTC cadet was buried with full military honors on Sunday the twenty one year old died last week as he tried to stop the gunmen one. Other person was killed four others were hurt w away. I news time eight thirty seven traffic and weather together in a minute. But first check of your money in the world of business tradings underway..

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"justice department" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"I. The Justice department is urging an appeals court uphold the ruling of Texas judge that all of ObamaCare is unconstitutional Justice department siding with the district court ruling finding President Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. US district court judge ruled in December that the laws individual mandate is unconstitutional. Thus the whole law is invalid this is a big shift for the Trump administration which previously ruled that only parts of the healthcare law should be struck down and house speaker Nancy Pelosi immediately responding she says, quote, the Trump administration decided not only to try to destroy protections for Americans living with pre existing conditions but to declare all out war on the healthcare of the American people. A man described as an intruder was shot and killed inside a northside home early today that thirty four year old victim was dead on arrival at university hospital after he was found bleeding from gunshot wound inside a home in the twelve thousand block of walled Hampton near the blossom center. A woman is hospitalized with a less serious, gunshot wound. A man is under arrest and police are investigating. The Pentagon has reportedly told congress that it's authorized the transfer of one billion dollars to begin the construction of the southern border wall is announcement is just the first billion of a multibillion dollar venture allocated through the national emergency President Trump declared. In February meantime, a roller coaster ride for groups and San Antonio that helped migrants seeking asylum over the weekend the feds deposited nearly one thousand migrants at the downtown bus depot, then Monday, none. Antonio Fernandez who heads Catholic charities knows more are on the way, migrant caravans form as Central America.

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"justice department" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

03:11 min | 3 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"This with the Justice department. There are all Democrats and pointed out that they would essentially do everything to absolve Clinton. She's pretty much saying the fix is in without saying it. And so she midst that Hillary's of polarizing figure, we know is one hundred percent consistent in university was not, you know, we don't agree with a prosecutable case the FBI thought that message was more credible coming from the FBI, not the DOJ. And I don't have any sense that the attorney general's ultimately disappointed in it was, but we know where she stood. There was not a single investigative step that we did. That was not I approved in consulted with by the director of the Justice department, and she never recused herself. Meaning Loretta Lynch. And they talk a lot about gross negligence and intent well, that's not what the lost calls for. It's it's, you know, as we stated earlier, they changed it from gross negligence to intent and too extreme carelessness that was just to save Hillary and take her out of what the real legal justification was. This is what we're all learning today. And we didn't know before. There's a lot more to this. And we're going to you know, pull out a lot of it. They talk about Brennan's role in crossfire hurricane FBI's name for this Trump Russia investigation and Brennan admitted that is intelligence helped establish the FBI counter investigation. But he as we now know is a partisan hack now a paid liberal commentator on cable, and this is why we've got to get all this information out. And if we don't get it. I would never going to have what we're what she's describing is an unequal Justice system. No dual Justice under the law. No, equal application of laws. No equal. There's eight is a separate Justice system for the Clintons and with a vengeance. Even after nine straight months of investigation. They've now put us on another two years investigating this conspiracy theory and still coming out with nothing as it relates to collusion. And look what they've put the country through. And so it was an attempt to keep a candidate. That's favored in the election. Then it was using her paid for Russian lies. They never verified to bludgeon and leak and tell the American people and then use it to spy on the Trump campaign, lying and committing fraud to a Pfizer court and then after the election after James Comey says signs the FIS award, which means it's accurate and true. And the bulk of information is the phony Clinton Russian dossier tells Trump in January before he becomes sworn in as president on on salacious. But it's unverified. The why did he sign off that.

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"justice department" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"justice department" Discussed on KOMO

"Justice department, Rosenstein, oversaw, the special counsels Russia probe for more than a year after attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself despite whispers about friction between the two men deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, had nothing but praise for then attorney general Jeff Sessions, we at the department of Justice are fortunate to have his leadership, and for the example that he sets everyday Rosenstein was expected to leave soon after sessions termination, but has stayed on. Until now ABC news has learned that Rosenstein will leave his post in the coming weeks has the president's new attorney general William bar takes office. Jim Ryan ABC news day, nineteen of the partial federal government shutdown President Trump meeting with congressional leaders again to try to end the stalemate still insisting on funds for his border wall. As he told the nation in prime time last night and Trump with a message to lawmakers to every member of congress pass a Bill that ends this crisis. But Democrats say that's what they're doing. But it's Republicans. They say who refused to move forward on. Legislation to reopen parts of the government impacted by this partial shutdown unless the president says he'll sign it. Democrats are putting pressure on the president putting forward legislation that funds through the end of the fiscal year. Every impacted department except for DHS saying federal workers should not be held hostage to this fight over border security. Karen Travers, ABC news, Washington, Paul manafort's legal team mistakenly revealing that the former Trump campaign chair accused of sharing polling data with a Russian the FBI says has ties to Russian intelligence Manafort is accused by the special counsel or has been accused according to his attorneys of lying about providing a man suspected of US intelligence of having ties to Russian intelligence polling information during the two thousand sixteen campaign ABC's Pierre Thomas, you're listening to.

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