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Rod Rosenstein rebukes the ‘fire Mueller’ crowd: ‘He was an ideal choice for this task’

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: “From a legal and...

Today’s episode of House Oversight Committee Follies featured a concerted effort on the part of Republicans to make the case that Mueller is biased and should either be fired or another special prosecutor appointed to investigate him. This is thanks to the likes of Fox News’ “Judge” Jeanine Pirro (who has a grudge and a vested… Continue Reading →

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Fake documents about Schumer almost became fake news

Chuck Schumer - Caricature

So it turns out that Mike Cernovich, the same person who tried to get Sam Seder fired, is also connected to this manufactured smear against Chuck Schumer!

A story that had been teased out seductively on social media as being true abruptly sank into a fiery fake news wreck before ever reaching orbit on Tuesday. … in exchange for answers about what went haywire with the promised scoop. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office told Newsweek that he was to have been the victim of the fake news story—one purporting … Continue Reading →

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Trump withdraws unqualified judicial nominee

Thank heavens. This guy was a completely unprepared and unqualified mess — much like Trump:

The nomination of Brett Talley, the Justice Department official in line for a lifetime judicial appointment, “will not be moving forward,” a Trump administration official told NPR Wednesday.

Talley had been rated “unanimously unqualified” for the post by the American Bar Association this year after an evaluation that questioned his experience. Talley had never argued a case, or even a motion, in federal court, he testified.

Even after Talley’s nomination advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee on an 11-to-9 party-line vote, media reports and good government groups cast doubt on his credentials for the spot on the U.S. District Court in Alabama, along with raising questions about his alleged failures to disclose blog posts and his wife’s work in the Trump White House.

Talley, a Harvard Law School graduate, came to personify a wave of criticism over the Trump administration’s judicial selections.

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Colbert goes after Jeanine Pirro on her FBI/DOJ attacks

Jeanine Pirro

The Colbert clip is from Monday, but we’re running it because it’s very important. A major cable “news” outlet is encouraging obstruction of justice. Jeanine Pirro is the lead offender. Her unwarranted attacks on the Mueller investigation and the FBI and DOJ in general encourage Fox News zombies to think Trump’s obstruction of justice is actually… Continue Reading →

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Oh sure, this is normal

Justice Department interns confronted Jeff Sessions over police brutality, gun control, and marijuana

That treasonous, corrupt little elf:

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department invited a group of reporters to its offices on Tuesday night to view private text messages that were sent during the election by Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, former investigators on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, Business Insider has learned.

President Donald Trump’s allies have seized on the texts, which were critical of Trump, as evidence that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has been tainted. The texts were obtained as part of an investigation by the DOJ’s inspector general into how the FBI handled the probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server last year.

Strzok, a veteran counterintelligence agent who was among those overseeing the Clinton investigation, was abruptly removed from Mueller’s Russia probe in late July and relegated to the human resources department. Page left Mueller’s team over the summer for unrelated reasons.

It is “highly unusual” for the DOJ to release correspondences that are the subject of an ongoing investigation to Congress, let alone to the press, a congressional committee source told Business Insider on Wednesday. The source emphasized that none of the leaks came from Capitol Hill, which obtained the texts from the DOJ separately on Tuesday.

“It’s appalling behavior by the Department,” said former DOJ spokesman Matthew Miller. “This is an ongoing investigation in which these employees have due process rights, and the political leadership at DOJ has thrown them to the wolves so Rosenstein can get credit from House Republicans at his hearing today.”

One source close to the process who requested anonymity to discuss internal DOJ deliberations said the texts were given to reporters in case they did not leak in time for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s public hearing on Wednesday morning.

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