Barrett Brown’s Case Could Destroy Online Journalism

By: Friday February 28, 2014 8:46 am

It seems the more the public learns about the Barrett Brown case the more confusion and anger there is at the misuse of the justice system. Which is likely why prosecutors successfully sought a gag order against Brown – the more people learn the less they support the government’s case. The government is pressing charges [...]

Public Interest Group Sues Justice Department Over JPMorgan Settlement

By: Monday February 10, 2014 11:09 am

As a high ranking JPMorgan official is being forced to step down from a CFTC advisory board it is being reported that Better Markets, a public interest group, is suing the Justice Department over its pathetic settlement with JPMorgan for fraud in the mortgage securities market. The DOJ settlement gives JPMorgan “blanket civil immunity”, a [...]

General Clapper Labels Journalists Snowden’s ‘Accomplices’

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 5:11 am

In testimony before congress General James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, labeled the journalists whom Edward Snowden worked with to blow the whistle on the NSA as “accomplices.” A term that makes those journalists legitimate targets for surveillance, if not worse. Now the war on whistleblowers has expanded to include the press. From Snowden [...]

AG Eric Holder Against Clemency For Snowden, For It For Marc Rich

By: Monday January 27, 2014 6:42 am

US Attorney General Eric Holder has an interesting standard for clemency. Last week Holder said he was open to having a discussion on giving the whistleblower Edward Snowden a reduced sentence but that full clemency was “going too far.” And to some degree it would be inconsistent given the Obama Administration’s wild and outrageous attack [...]

Federal Judge Asks Why Wall Street Executives Haven’t Been Prosecuted

By: Friday January 3, 2014 6:31 am

A federal judge has decided to publicly ask the questions millions of Americans have been wondering for years – given that we know people on Wall Street broke the law leading to the crash why hasn’t anyone been prosecuted? This is particularly pressing given that the 5 year statute of limitations is fast approaching for [...]

Patriot Act Author Wants Clapper Prosecuted For Lying To Congress

By: Friday December 6, 2013 10:16 am

Patriot Act author Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) wants DNI James Clapper fired and prosecuted for lying to Congress. During testimony under oath Clapper lied to Senator Ron Wyden about the NSA’s spying programs that involved scooping up information from Americans. “Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted [...]

Department of Justice Already Under Fire For JPMorgan Settlement

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 7:09 am

Well that didn’t take long. Not more than a day after the “historic” settlement with JPMorgan was announced and the Department of Justice has found itself under heavy scrutiny for trying to “scam” the public and letting arch-criminals off the hook with a relatively small fine. One of the first to cry foul was FDL [...]

JPMorgan Agrees To Pay Billions For Causing Financial Crisis

By: Wednesday November 20, 2013 5:07 am

Yesterday the Justice Department announced a $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan over the megabank’s fraud in the mortgage backed security market that helped trigger a financial meltdown in 2008. The deal was completed after JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon summoned Attorney General Holder to a private meeting to avoid a press conference, the terms discussed at [...]

Federal Judge Claims DOJ Disregards Equality Under Law With Wall Street

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 8:08 am

United States District Judge Jed Rakoff has given a scathing rebuke to US Attorney General Eric Holder’s Too Big To Jail rationale for not prosecuting crimes committed by Wall Street banks and executives. Judge Rakoff, in a speech before the New York Bar Association, labeled Holder’s view on Wall Street and rich Wall Street executives [...]

Eric Holder’s Private Meeting With Jamie Dimon Under Scrutiny

By: Monday October 28, 2013 10:55 am

Since when do subjects of an investigation get a private meeting with the Attorney General of the United States? Since that Attorney General is a former (and likely future) Wall Street lawyer. US AG Eric Holder decided to break protocol and have a personal one on one meeting with JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon. The meeting [...]

Congress Wants Holder To Explain Intelligence Sharing Between NSA And DEA

By: Tuesday August 27, 2013 7:58 am

As the ACLU claims the NSA’s phone collection program is illegal in court papers filed Monday, members of Congress are putting pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder to answer questions regarding news reports that the DEA has access to NSA intelligence and is sharing that information with numerous agencies and personnel in the government. Even [...]

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