DOJ

Comey Pleads The Hillary Memory Loss Defense

It seems that James Comey and Hillary Clinton are infected with the same memory loss virus that affects so many of the elite university graduates who make up DC’s political class, leading one to conclude it is not memories, but ethics and integrity that they are missing.

What Happens If Rod Rosenstein Is Out At The Department Of Justice?

We agree with the President that there is a “lingering stench” at the Justice Department and FBI, however, it is unclear whether Rod Rosenstein will resign, be fired or stay in his position. The question is, is firing Rosenstein a set-up as Sean Hannity suggests, or something that needs to happen right away, as Judge Jeanne Piro and Laura Ingraham have urged.

Strzok Out, Ohr In

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

It is hilarious to see Hillary still whining about the alleged disadvantages she suffered in 2016, given that the entire Obama administration — from John Brennan at CIA to Sally Yates, Bruce Ohr, and Loretta Lynch, among others, at the Justice Department to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page at the FBI — had weaponized its most sensitive powers against her opponent. Yet she still couldn’t win. It can’t be repeated enough that one government did in fact collude with a U.S. campaign — ours, under an Obama administration that had stuck its Ohr in the water for Hillary.

The Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone

Senator Rand Paul was right, President Trump should revoke the security clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan and anyone else involved in the unmasking of Trump associates, the phony FISA warrant applications and the spying on the Trump team.

Obama Cybersecurity Failures Are The Real 2016 Election Story

It is time for Congress and the media to stop chasing the phony charges that Trump “colluded with the Russians” and start asking what changed during the Obama years that allowed this extensive cyberattack on America to go unchallenged, and with such ease, and why were our cybersecurity operators told to “stand down.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert Drops Strzok Hearing’s Bombshell Revelation

We urge CHQ readers and friends to contact Attorney General Jeff Sessions (202-514-2000) to demand that Peter Strzok be fired for dereliction of duty for failing to investigate the information presented to him by the Intelligence Community Inspector General as documented by Rep. Louie Gohmert at yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Still Smirking?

Yesterday, Rep. Jim Jordan grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the documents he has been withholding from Congress, as Rosenstein smirked his way through the questioning. But Rosenstein may not be smirking now as the House passed a resolution demanding he comply with its subpeonas by July 6.

Impeach Rod Rosenstein

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

An impeachment that removed either Mr. Rosenstein or Mr. Wray—or a contempt finding that sent one of them to the congressional pokey for a spell—could send a good message to federal bureaucrats inclined to be dismissive of congressional subpoenas. Then again, if either man thought he was in real and imminent danger of being impeached or held in contempt, Congress would likely find him instantly cooperative. Of course, that’s exactly why Congress has these powers—not so much to punish but to encourage accommodation and respect.

'Ethical Leader' James Comey Referred For Criminal Investigation

The IG report is a blistering rebuke of James Comey, who has spent recent months on a book tour promoting his brand of “ethical leadership.” Now, Inspector General Michael Horowitz has confirmed that his office is investigating Comey for his handling of classified information.

Why the OIG Report Should Scare the Hell Out of You

David Catron, The American Spectator

The Democrats want to win in November to protect corrupt executive branch departments from their boss. That would be Donald Trump, who won the presidency in a free and fair election. This is what should scare you about the OIG report. The Inspector General is not merely afraid of reprisals from the most powerful government police organ on the planet, his report hedges his bets because he isn’t sure that our democratically elected representatives are going to win the war they are fighting with the deep state. He knows that if the Democrats win in November, the deep state will devolve into a police state.

The IG Report: Obama Knew

After reading the Inspector General's report it is clear to us that many of the contortions the FBI and Department of Justice went through weren’t to protect Hillary Clinton, they were to protect Obama from being exposed as a liar and an accessory in Hillary Clinton’s misdeeds.

What Do We Do About the FBI?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

We need a through investigation via a full-on commission of the FBI and the DOJ themselves and, unfortunately, the intelligence agencies as well that could -- and most likely would -- take years. So many issues are at play here it's mind-boggling.  How do we deal with the dishonesty of our officials and bureaucrats when those same people are the keepers of our secrets and the enforcers of our laws (both of which are related)?  When is transparency necessary?  When is secrecy justified? Who will watch the watchers? Are the congressional oversight committees enough?  Do they have sufficient power?

Report: DOJ Tried Repeatedly To Kill FBI’s Clinton Foundation Investigation

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller

Senior-level Justice Department officials pushed back heavily on an ongoing FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation, according to a bombshell report from The Wall Street Journal. The newspaper laid out numerous examples, based on law enforcement sources, of senior DOJ officials intervening to quash the probe.

Questions for LLynch’s Confirmation

Andrew P. Napolitano, Washington Times

If Loretta Lynch agrees that the Constitution isn't a neutral instrument as between the people and the gov't because it was written to keep the gov't off our backs, she will be an antidote to Obama’s lawbreaking. 

Eric Holder To Resign

Benjamin Goad, The Hill

Attorney General Eric Holder, one of Obama’s longest serving lieutenants, will announce his resignation Thurs. Holder was widely rumored to have been planning his departure before the unrest in Ferguson thrust the DOJ into the national spotlight.

DOJ, Media Matters Coordinate Hit on Conservative Reporter

Betsy Rothstein, Daily Caller

Since when does the Department of Justice coordinate with an obviously liberal media organization to go after a conservative reporter? It’s official: At least since 2011.

Eric Holder's Bizarrely PC Announcement Regarding “Violent Extremism”

Nowhere in the announcement of Attorney General Eric Holder's new program to "counter violent extremism" is any word used that directly associates the need for the program with radical Islam.

Holder: MBrown Death Cause For 'Robust Action' to Up Police Diversity

Tony Lee, Breitbart

A.G. Eric Holder vowed to use Michael Brown's death and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, to push for more police diversity and even combat unintentional "disparate treatment under the law" of minorities.