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New Footage Shows Capitol Rioters Threatening, Attacking Police Officers On Jan. 6

The Department of Justice released new videos Thursday evening showing pro-Trump rioters threatening and attacking Capitol Police during the deadly Jan. 6 riot. One video shows Thomas Webster, a former Marine and New York City Police Department officer, screaming at officers and brandishing a flagpole before physically attacking them once they disarmed him. Stills from…

Trump’s DOJ Official Resigns Amid Uproar Over Spying Scandal

John Demers, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) top national security official, is reportedly resigning amid news that the department issued seizures and gag orders to obtain records from the press and Democratic lawmakers. Demers will leave by the end of next week, a DOJ official said according to The Associated Press. U.S. attorney in the…

White House Denies Knowledge Of New York Times Gag Order

The White House is denying knowledge of a Department of Justice (DOJ) gag order targeting the New York Times. “As appropriate given the independence of the Justice Department in specific criminal cases, no one at the White House was aware of the gag order until Friday night,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in…

Republican Senators: Will Joe Biden Give Angel Families the Same Grants He Gives Sanctuary...

A group of Senate Republicans is asking if President Joe Biden’s administration will extend the same federal grants to Angel Families and the victims of illegal alien crime that are being rewarded to sanctuary jurisdictions shielding illegal aliens from arrest and deportation. In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, the 11 Senate Republicans said…

Biden Nominee Denied Working With An Anti-Semitic Poet, But An Academic Journal Shows Otherwise

Justice Department nominee Kristen Clarke said while under oath she didn’t work with an anti-Semitic poet, though she was listed as an assistant editor for the same scholastic journal as the poet for several years. Clarke said she never worked with poet and political activist Amiri Baraka despite being named an assistant editor for a…

Man Indicted For Price Gouging Disinfecting Wipes 461% During Pandemic

April 29, 2021 5:45 PM ET Tonatiuh Antonio Leal-Matos was indicted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday for price gouging disinfecting wipes during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release. Leal-Matos was charged by the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Puerto Rico, with two counts of violating the Defense Production Act. This…

Biden Restores Grants for Sanctuary Jurisdictions Protecting Illegal Aliens

President Joe Biden’s administration is restoring taxpayer-funded federal grants for sanctuary jurisdictions that shield criminal illegal aliens from arrest and deportation, reversing former President Trump’s policy. In 2017, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented a policy that made sanctuary jurisdictions ineligible for local law enforcement grants under the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Byrne JAG program. The Byrne…

Chinese Coca-Cola Scientist Stole Trade Secrets, Committed ‘Economic Espionage’

A Chinese-born chemist who worked for Coca-Cola was found guilty Thursday of multiple spying-related charges including economic espionage and stealing trade secrets. Xiaorong You, a Chinese-born American citizen, stole trade secrets related to the development of the bisphenol-A-free (BPA-free) coating found within soda cans and used it to start a new company in China, which…

Senate Overwhelmingly Confirms Lisa Monaco To Be Deputy Attorney General

Lisa Monaco, President Joe Biden’s pick for the no. 2 post at the Department of Justice, was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate Tuesday. Monaco, a security advisor to former President Barack Obama and a former member of the Homeland Security Council, was confirmed 98 to 2, and joins Attorney General Merrick Garland in leading the…

Former Teacher Pleads Guilty To Mailing Suspicious White Powder To Elementary School Officials

March 26, 2021 6:06 PM ET A 61-year-old Florida woman pleaded guilty to mailing threatening letters and suspicious powder to school administrators throughout Florida, according to a statement from the Department of Justice (DOJ). Former elementary school teacher, Maria Bassi Lauro admitted to mailing suspicious white powder to employees from four elementary schools located in…
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