Attorney General William P. Barr revealed Wednesday that the Justice Department is looking into the possibility that Russian operatives fed disinformation to the Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 presidential election season. Mr. Barr told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the expanded scope of a review into “the activities over the summer of 2016,” which included vehemently anti-Trump FBI senior officials making key decisions on the investigations of Mrs. Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump. One key question is how much the FBI relied on the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, using information gleaned from Russian sources, which helped spur the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. The dossier was funded by payments from the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee that were hidden in campaign finance reports behind payments to a law firm. Republican senators said it’s possible that Mr. Steele’s Russian sources were intentionally feeding him disinformation, which then made it to the highest levels of the FBI. Indeed, former FBI Director James B. Comey’s first personal interaction with Mr. Trump was to brief him on the Steele dossier shortly before his inauguration in January 2017. “That’s the definition of collusion,” said Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the chamber’s senior Republican. Mr. Barr said he doesn’t know the answer — yet. “That is one of the areas that I’m reviewing. I’m concerned about it, and I don’t think it’s entirely speculative,” he told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
One word…karma. What goes around, comes around. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and AG Barr is rightfully assembling a team to look into how this whole nonsense actually started. The whole things was based on lies and a brazen abuse of power by the Obama DOJ. Pop some popcorn and get ready to sit back and watch the fireworks as the heads of Dems explode over this. They fed America the lie that their duly-elected President was a traitor and a Russian plant. Now, we know the whole Russian collusion narrative was a hoax; a hoax perpetrated by Dems and their willing accomplices in the dominantly liberal mainstream media. AG Barr is gonna investigate how it started, and follow the trail wherever it leads. And corrupt Dems are nervous as heck, which is why they’re disingenuously crying foul. This is gonna be fun! For more, click on the text above. 🙂
Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified Wednesday that the Justice Department has “discussed” taking civil legal action against the fossil fuel industry for “denying” the “threat of carbon emissions” when it comes to climate change. During Lynch’s testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said that he believes there are similarities between the tobacco industry denying scientific studies showing the dangers of using tobacco and companies within the fossil fuel industry denying studies allegedly showing the threat of carbon emissions. He went on to point out that under President Bill Clinton, the Justice Department brought and won a civil case against the tobacco industry, while the Obama administration has “done nothing” so far with regard to the fossil fuel industry. Whitehouse concluded his comments by posing a question to the country’s top law enforcement officer. “My question to you is, other than civil forfeitures and matters attendant to a criminal case, are there other circumstances in which a civil matter under the authority of the Department of Justice has been referred to the FBI?” he asked. “This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,” Lynch answered. “I’m not aware of a civil referral at this time.”
Holy crap! Consider the implications of this.. The Obama’s DOJ has seriously had “conversations” about whether or not to go after gas and oil companies in court for having the nerve to suggest that so-called “global warming,” or it’s current euphemism “climate change” is bs (which, by the way, it is). When we talk about the pc police and speech nazis, that’s one thing. This takes it to a whole new level. Thank God for our First Amendment. And, this idiot Democrat Congressman trying to make comparisons between this and the tobacco industry is fatuous and absurd. This is what happens when you have fascist Democrats in positions of power. Unreal..
The Justice Department will release some 6,000 inmates from federal prisons beginning at the end of the month as part of new sentencing guidelines for drug crimes established last year, a federal law enforcement official confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. The new drug sentencing guidelines from U.S. Sentencing Commission, which are intended to reduce penalties on certain nonviolent drug offenders, also applies to any future offenders. The U.S. Sentencing Commission decided in July 2014 that close to 50,000 federal inmates locked up on drug charges would be eligible for reduced sentences. The new sentencing guidelines took effect on Nov. 1, 2014. The commission’s action is separate from an effort by President Obama to grant clemency to certain nonviolent drug offenders, The Washington Post first reported Tuesday. The timeframe for release by the Bureau of Prisons is Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, an official told Fox News. The agency was given one year to prepare for the release of these inmates, which will be one of the largest one-time releases of federal prisoners ever, according to a federal law enforcement official. While “a majority” of the inmates granted release will be transferred to halfway houses and, in certain cases, drug rehabilitation centers, approximately one-third will be handed over to ICE to face possible deportation, according to an official. The individuals released at the end of the month will also face a normal probationary period and supervised release. Under the new guidelines, inmates who were deemed eligible under the new rules could apply for release, according to a law enforcement official. Each case was then reviewed by a federal judge in the district in which the inmate’s case was tried in order to determine whether it would be beneficial to public safety to grant the prisoner early release. “Even with the Sentencing Commission’s reductions, drug offenders will have served substantial prison sentences. Moreover, these reductions are not automatic,” Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said in a statement. “Under the Commission’s directive, Federal judges are required to carefully consider public safety in deciding whether to reduce an inmate’s sentence.”
Feel safer? If you read between the lines you may have noticed it said a third (33%) of those being released will face deportation proceedings. In other words, a third of them are illegal aliens. Imagine that! This whole arbitrary reducing of these convicts’ sentences undermines the legal system. They were tried, convicted, and sentenced according to the laws at the time. Going back AFTER the fact and just arbitrarily saying, “those sentences were too harsh. Let’s just let ’em out”..undermines all of that. But, of course, this is happening on Obama’s watch.. Go figure.