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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
Comey testimony, Gorsuch nomination, Trumpcare vote this week

FBI Director Won’t Let Democracy Be

Obama appointed Comey FBI director because he seemed like the best man in the Bush administration — a tragic error that could lose his team the political World Series. Obama’s choice is clear. For the common good, Director Comey must be stopped.

November 4, 2016
Comey under fire by media

FBI Director’s Letter Receives Criticism From Across The Political Spectrum

Media figures from across the political spectrum are criticizing FBI Director James Comey for defying Justice Department rules and precedent.

October 31, 2016
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Clinton Takes On FBI Director, Asks For Full Explanation

Hillary Clinton challenged FBI Director James Comey to provide a fuller explanation of investigative steps he is taking related to her use of a private email server.

October 30, 2016
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch stands during the announcement of law enforcement action against the state of North Carolina in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Comey Ignored Attorney General, Violated Policy In Announcing Email Review

An immediate chorus of criticism arose from former DOJ officials steeped in its policies. The former director of the DOJ’s public affairs office, Matthew Miller, issued a dozen stunning tweets that slammed Comey.

October 30, 2016

#EndorseThis: After Dallas, Messages Of Unity And Peace Across The Country

Political leaders responded to last night’s shootings on TV and social media with an outpouring of compassion and support.

July 8, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers a campaign speech outside the shuttered Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Attorney General Closes Clinton Email Probe, Says No Charges

Lynch said she accepted the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s recommendations that no charges be brought in the probe, as Republicans made clear they would not let Clinton’s email headaches fade away easily.

July 7, 2016
United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks to Reuters in an exclusive interview in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

Lynch To Accept Recommendation Of FBI, Career Prosecutors In Clinton Email Probe

The meeting with Bill Clinton appears to have been a coincidence. The former president, who was departing the airport on a private jet, noticed Lynch’s plane had arrived and decided to go over and say hello, said a person familiar with the meeting.

July 2, 2016
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch stands during the announcement of law enforcement action against the state of North Carolina in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

U.S. Completes ‘Takedown’ Of Medicare Fraud: Officials

U.S. law enforcement officials have charged 301 suspects with trying to defraud Medicare and other federal insurance programs in 2016, marking the “largest takedown” involving health care fraud allegations, the Justice Department said on Wednesday.

June 22, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Hitler/Trump Comparisons

Conan O’Brien decided that with everybody comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, he would bring on a special guest to respond to the charge.

March 11, 2016

Justice Dept. Sues Ferguson, Missouri, To Force Police Reforms

DOJ seeks to force city to change its police department and court system after the federal government found both to be biased against minorities.

February 10, 2016

‘Criminal’ Mischief: Did A Government Official Smear Hillary Clinton?

Determining who leaked the phony “criminal referral” is important because – if we accept the ‘Times’ editors’ version – then one or more federal officials evidently tried under cover of anonymity to smear a presidential contender.

July 30, 2015

Alleged Charleston Shooter Faces Federal Hate Crime Charges: Lynch

South Carolina does not have a hate crimes statute, and so the hate crime charges that Roof targeted the victims “because of their race and in order to interfere with their exercise of religion,” are part of the federal indictment, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.

July 22, 2015
World News, Grantland, Loretta Lynch, John Oliver, The Simpson, L'Arbitro, Corruption, Scandal, FIFA, Soccer, Football, Sports, Sepp Blatter, Indictment

Why Must Americans Clean Up a Foreign Sport?

Soccer is the top sport in just about every country except this one. So who is picking up the tab to restore decency to the national sport of other countries? The U.S. taxpayer.

June 2, 2015
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5 Signs FIFA Was Always Corrupt

Here are five reminders that we already knew FIFA was corrupt.

May 29, 2015

After Freddie Gray Death, U.S. Starts Civil Rights Probe Of Baltimore Police

In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday that the Department of Justice will launch a full-scale civil rights investigation into Baltimore’s police.

May 8, 2015
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Attorney General Loretta Lynch Meets With Freddie Gray’s Family

Following Freddie Gray’s death and the riots it sparked, Loretta Lynch visits Baltimore as one of her first duties as Attorney General.

May 5, 2015

Obama To Senate: Approve Loretta Lynch Nomination Now

President Barack Obama on Friday called on Republicans to schedule a vote on his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, calling Loretta Lynch’s monthslong wait a case of Senate “dysfunction” gone too far.

April 17, 2015

Reid: ‘I Will Force A Vote’ On Loretta Lynch

Reid: “I had a conversation today with a number of Republicans and told them really to get her done, or I will make sure they will have an opportunity to vote against her.”

April 16, 2015
Loretta Lynch, Senate, Attorney General, Politics, Governement, Vote

Justice Department In Partial Limbo As Loretta Lynch Awaits Confirmation

As Loretta Lynch waits for the Senate to vote on her nomination, the attorney general’s office is stuck in a political limbo as well.

April 13, 2015
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Kirk Nod Gives Lynch Enough Backing To Become Attorney General

With the backing of five Senate Republicans, Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as the first African American female attorney general looks assured.

April 2, 2015
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) in the Capitol Rotunda on the way to the State of the Union Address, Jan. 20, 2015. (James Cullum/Talk Radio News Service via Flickr)

Lynch’s Confirmation Vote Gets Tangled Up With Trafficking Bill’s Abortion Provision

The Senate is bracing for another showdown over abortion.

March 17, 2015
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

White House Attacks McConnell Over Impasses On Capitol Hill

Find out why the White House described Mitch McConnell’s actions as ‘unconscionable.’

March 16, 2015

Endorse This: Sheldon Whitehouse vs. ‘Fox News And Conspiracy Theorists Everywhere’

Sen. Whitehouse pointed out Republicans were talking about every topic at the Loretta Lynch hearing — except one.

January 29, 2015

Justice Nominee Loretta Lynch Tells Senate Committee: I Am Not Eric Holder

Loretta Lynch is holding her own before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

January 28, 2015