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FBI Director James Comey

In Shocking Move, Trump Fires FBI Director Comey

“It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission,” Trump said in a letter to Comey released by the White House.

May 9, 2017
Loretta Lynch, Chicago

Loretta Lynch Slams Chicago Police Department After Releasing Damning DOJ Report

After a 13-month investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice released a 164-page report Friday detailing the abuse of force by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). According to their findings, officers’ brutality often goes unpunished — especially when its perpetrated in communities of color.

January 14, 2017

Clinton Camp Defends Email Use As Watchdogs Said To Seek Probe

Controversy over Hillary Clinton’s decision to use private email while she was serving as secretary of state have dogged her presidential campaign since before it officially started.

July 24, 2015

Holder Visits Ferguson, Mo., In Bid To Have ‘Calming Influence’

By Kevin McDermott, St. Louis Post-Dispatch FERGUSON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met privately on Wednesday with the parents of Michael Brown, part of a one-day swing through the region by the nation’s top law enforcement official in the wake of 12 nights of riots and strife. The stated purpose of Holder’s visit […]

August 21, 2014

Seattle Police Officers Sue Over Reforms

By Steve Miletich, Mike Carter and Jennifer Sullivan, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — In a highly public rejection of federally mandated reforms, more than 100 Seattle police officers filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a federal judge to block what they called “mechanical” and unrealistic use-of-force policies imposed on them under a court-ordered consent decree. The 43-page […]

May 29, 2014

House GOP Holds IRS’ Lerner In Contempt, Seeks DOJ Special Prosecutor

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON—The House voted Wednesday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for her refusal to testify about the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. The 231-187 vote attracted just six of the most politically vulnerable Democrats. It was quickly followed by a 250-168 vote calling on […]

May 8, 2014

CIA ‘Misled Public About Interrogation Techniques’

Washington (AFP) — The CIA misled the government and the public about parts of its interrogation program for years, the Washington Post said Tuesday, quoting a report by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Specifically, the U.S. agency hid details about the severity of its methods, overstated the significance of plots and prisoners and took credit for […]

April 1, 2014