Department of Justice
If we don’t return to the rule of law soon, the average American’s confidence will be undermined and alternatives will be sought. It is amazing that the greed of banks, to save a recording fee, or pass around notes like bubblegum cards could undermine an entire industry - but that is exactly what has happened.
On Tuesday, the US Senate passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. 'Coincidentally', on the same day, the New York Times revealed a document published by the National Archives that appears to offer a glimpse into potentially damning information contained in the so-called ‘missing’ 28 pages concerning the attacks on September 11, 2001. Pushing back on the criticisms that the bill was only passed to specifically target Saudi Arabia (which it was of course), Schumer stated "Look, if the Saudis did not participate in this terrorism, they have nothing to fear about going to court."
The classified 28-pages of the 9/11 report have made global headlines lately as a handful of lawmakers battle to release them to the public. Those pages are believed by activists and members of Congress — who have seen them — to expose the role of Saudi Arabia, including government officials, in the terrorist attacks. But according to a new report based on years of investigative journalism, it turns out there are far more than 28 classified pages on Saudi Arabia and 9/11 — there are 80,000 kept secret by the FBI.
"On May 9, 2016, following the announcement of the board review described elsewhere in this filing, the Company received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)... In the five business days since we announced our review and resignation of our CEO, we have experienced a slowdown in a significant amount of investment capital... The identified material weakness is the result of the aggregation of control deficiencies related to the Company’s “tone at the top,” which manifested in three primary areas described further below."
Less than a week after Reuters broke the story that the Department of Justice is probing HFT powerhouse Citadel, which admits it executes 35% of all trades by retail investors in U.S.-listed stocks, whether it is also frontrunning those orders (an allegation that many are convinced is a rock-solid fact) we find that billionaire Ken Griffin is not at all concerned about the outcome of the investigation on his core business model and is instead expanding. Citadel is acquiring the equity-trading operations of Citigroup’s Automated Trading Desk division, one of the pioneers of high-frequency trading.
The FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton continues, but that isn't stopping the former head of the Department of Justice from holding a fundraiser for the Democratic presidential candidate.
"Hidden microphones that are part of a clandestine government surveillance program that has been operating around the Bay Area has been exposed." If Congress wasn’t so busy being corrupt shills for the powerful it might do something to stop this. We're not holding our breath. Time and time again throughout U.S. history, you see the FBI working to undermine the public’s freedom in order to protect whatever racket their status quo masters happen to be running at the time.
If you want to get a sense of what’s motivating Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders voters, it’s a desire to take people like Robert Shapiro, remove them from the halls of power, and toss them into a cardboard box on the street. Of course, that won’t be happening any time soon, but that’s what a lot of people want. As we detail below, confirmed recently by Congressman X, Washington is infested by the secretive world of the dark money groups representing mercenary hedge funds in their insatiable quest for more and more money. In many ways, it’s merely a microcosm of America in 2016. A culture in which ethics has become so irrelevant, it isn’t even a nuisance; it simply never factors into the equation.
Mrs. Clinton’s folks are preparing for the worst. They have leaked nonsense from “U.S. officials” that the feds have found no intent to commit espionage on the part of Mrs. Clinton. Too bad these officials - political appointees, no doubt - skipped or failed Criminal Law 101. The government need not prove intent for either espionage or for lying to federal agents... And it prosecutes both crimes very vigorously.
It’s impossible to read the below and not conclude that senior U.S. government officials were, and continue to be, more interested in protecting their Saudi “allies” than providing justice for the thousands of innocents killed on 9/11. It should make everyone infinitely more distrustful of our crooked government. If that’s all the “28 pages” drama achieves, we’d call that a success.
"I'm greatly concerned about the reputation of the Justice Department, which is why I have stated that I think the proper and best course would have been to have this go to an independent prosecutor a good year ago. It was pretty obvious that to put these decisions in the hands of high-ranking political appointees creates a perception - valid or not - of, at the very least, unconscious political influence." - former DoJ official.
"I can guarantee that. I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department. Full stop, period."
The ugly unspoken truth is that the War on Drugs is a massive jobs and funding program for law enforcement that is operated under the guise of saving people from the evils of substance abuse. More than 40 years after it was started, we know that it has been a colossally-expensive epic failure on its stated goals, was intentionally designed to further disenfranchise marginalized groups, and has become a full-fledged assault on our civil liberties.
"We said right from the beginning, right after the debate where he said, 'enough of your damn emails,' he also said, 'there's a process...it's going forward,'" Jane Sanders said Thursday on Fox Business. "It's an FBI investigation...we want to let it go through without politicizing it and then we'll find out what the situation is and that's how we still feel. I mean, it would be nice if the FBI moved it along," she said with a laugh.
The feud between the FBI and the Department of Justice over whether or not to proceed with charges against Hillary Clinton in the ongoing email investigation just took an unexpected turn: "an anonymous and unauthorized release of FBI investigative materials could result if officials at the agency believed prosecution of Clinton was stymied for political reasons,"said Chuck Grassley.