A small but powerful section of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is under renewed scrutiny after a federal judge tore into former Attorney General William Barr Bill Barr Trump allies launching nonprofit focused on voter fraud The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - House GOP drama intensifies; BIden sets new vax goal Judge orders release of Trump obstruction memo, accuses Barr of deception MORE and ordered the DOJ to release a memo that let former President Trump Donald Trump Caitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE claim he was exonerated by the Mueller probe. Critics of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), which provides legal advice to the White House and Cabinet agencies, have long argued it acts as a rubber stamp for the president and … [Read more...] about Judge’s decision on Barr memo puts spotlight on secretive DOJ office
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The Department of Justice expressed concern that the ongoing audit of 2020 election results in Arizona may violate election law and lead to voter intimidation. The Department notified Republican State Senate President Karen Fann on Wednesday that it was monitoring the state’s audit of 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona, in 2020, according to the Associated Press . DOJ specifically worried that outsourcing the audit to a third-party contractor may violate federal election law that requires elections officials to control ballots for 22 months after an election. The contractor’s intent to contact voters may also result in future illegal voter intimidation, the DOJ said, the AP reported. Such intimidation may also violate federal statutes on elections. “Past experience with similar investigative efforts around the country has raised concerns that they can be directed at minority voters, which potentially can implicate the anti-intimidation prohibitions of the … [Read more...] about DOJ Expresses Concern Arizona Audit Is Violating Election Law
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is investigating Wells Fargo over its handling of consumer bank accounts, the company said. The company disclosed in an SEC filing on Wednesday that the consumer watchdog is investigating its “past disclosures to customers regarding the minimum qualifying debit card usage required for customers to receive a waiver of monthly service fees on certain consumer deposit accounts.” The watchdog is also looking into whether customers were “unduly harmed” by the company’s practices regarding freezing and closing consumer deposit accounts after it suspected of fraudulent activity. The company had previously disclosed that investigation, according to Reuters . ADVERTISEMENT The Hill has reached out to CFPB for comment. Wells Fargo has been under continuous scrutiny since it was revealed in 2016 that the bank charged fees on millions of accounts that were opened without their consent or sold through misleading … [Read more...] about Consumer watchdog probing Wells Fargo’s mishandling of accounts
The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has closed its investigation into whether former President Trump Donald Trump Caitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE illegally made hush money payments to women prior to the 2016 election. The FEC voted 4-1 to close the probes after failing to find that Trump or his campaign “knowingly and willfully” violated campaign finance law when his former attorney Michael Cohen Michael Dean Cohen DOJ asks for outside lawyer to review Giuliani evidence Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver released from prison: report Cohen on Giuliani: 'Chickens coming home to roost' MORE paid $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her from disclosing an alleged affair. Cohen was convicted in 2018 of lying to Congress, tax … [Read more...] about FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments
On Friday, the European Union took aim at one of America’s most iconic companies, Apple, with a multibillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit . The Europeans are hopelessly uncompetitive in the major tech industries , so they resort to lawsuits to slash at American supremacy. The Euro-socialists want to pilfer as much as 10 percent of Apple’s profit stream. This flimsy charge of “monopoly behavior” by the EU is becoming standard practice as Germany, France and others continue to fall technologically behind and their citizens become rapid purchasers of Silicon Valley products and services. The move by the EU is a classic shakedown — the money it wants is akin to imposing a foreign tariff on American products. This could cost U.S. shareholders hundreds of billions of dollars . Europe has similar suits against another trillion-dollar American company, Google. So the U.S. government is rushing to defend America’s crown-jewel companies that have added hundreds … [Read more...] about Why isn’t Washington defending American companies from foreign assaults?