Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

… criminal justice system in this way … the President is on very tenuous ground here,” Ben-Veniste told CNN’s Don Lemon Friday. The scorched-earth approach may have grave political consequences. Trump and his aides may well end up in the clear, but months of recriminations ahead will further polarize the capital and cast a shadow over his administration, which is already struggling for traction after a tumultuous first five months. If Mueller decides there is a case to answer …

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Thousands March In Saint Paul After Philando Castile Verdict

June 17, 2017

… chanted No justice, no peace, prosecute the police, Hands up, dont shoot, and, later, Yanez, guilty! as they marched down University Avenue in Saint Paul, according to local reporters. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsContent Syndication Bonanza an amazing how-to guide for setting up wide-ranging syndication of your contentReClick 2.0 Inner-Circle Platinum Club (1 Cent) Tuberank Jeet 3 ELITE Tuberank Jeet is the world’s most popular YouTube optimization …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 11, 2017

In it, there are no promises of humanity no assurances of justice no unbreakable bond of truth. There is but one king: popularity (and more plainly, profit). Entertainment media is just as vapid, vacuous, and apathetic as its creators certainly, as much as its viewers which is to say, it is naive to expect the industry to drift naturally toward some sort of moral center. It will not. It has not. And always, progress is wrought through a begrudging, draining, grating process. Maher: I …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

… loyalty and that Comey drop his Flynn investigation ultimately led to Comey’s firing. RELATED: Do Comey’s new revelations show obstruction of justice? “Congress must now determine whether the Director’s refusal to do either — or any other motivation to interfere with or obstruct any part of the Russia investigation — led ultimately to Comey’s firing,” Schiff said in a statement. Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richad Burr, who has taken a …

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Question Trump’s FBI nominee — but give him a fair hearing

June 8, 2017

(CNN)There are some legitimate reasons to question the background of Christopher Wray, the former assistant attorney general in charge of the justice Department’s criminal division, whom President Trump announced Wednesday as his nominee for FBI director. And remember — the FBI director has a 10-year term. Senators aren’t weighing whether they can stomach a nominee for the duration of the Trump presidency, but whether they can accept an FBI director nominee who would serve …

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5 things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify

June 7, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee is back in the national spotlight for two days of blockbuster hearings and following news that relations between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had reached a boiling point surrounding his recusal from the justice Department’s Russia investigation. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsGraphPlayer Business 25k/m FD The Most Powerful and Flexible Video Player and Marketing Platform …

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Donald Trump Renews Call For Courts To Reinstate Travel Ban After London Incident

June 4, 2017

A car plowed into a crowd of at least six peopleon the London Bridge on Saturday.The car was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge during the incident. Police declared the incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market acts of terrorism shortly after midnight local time. Lawyers at the Department of justice on Thursday filed two emergency applications with the nations highest court, requesting to block two lower court rulings that …

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Man shot in front of young son was loyalist Colin Horner – BBC News

… Pacemaker Image caption Police and paramedics the scene of Sunday afternoon’s shooting Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said the Bangor community would be “deeply shocked” by this murder. “To shoot someone in a busy supermarket car park in sight of children and shoppers shows a brutality and recklessness that will not be tolerated,” he said. “The PSNI are doing all they can to bring to justice anyone involved.” Related Topics James …

May 29, 2017
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The Portland Heroes Who Stood Up To Hate

… social justice. As a high school student in 2013, Fletcher won the Verselandia poetry slam with work that included a poem condemning anti-Muslim hate. Right-wing extremism on the rise New America Foundation As tributes to the men poured in over the weekend, politicians, including President Trump, were slow to respond. At the same time that Islamaphobic attacks are on the rise in the U.S., with at least 385 documented instances in 2016 alone,attacks by perpetrators who are white, …

May 29, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… has gained new urgency since the justice Department appointed a special counsel to head the investigation, the sources said. A person in regular touch with the White House said it needed a different structure to focus on the new reality that there would be continued leaks to the media from the law enforcement and intelligence communities, leaks that have increased in frequency since Trump fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey on May 9. The White House declined to …

May 27, 2017
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New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

… elected district attorneys looking to reform criminal sentencing laws and police departments. As criminal justice reporter Radley Balko : In a few places, such as Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston, the new DAs were elected specifically after campaigning on policing issues, or in response to a past incumbents inattention to police abuse. If this bill passes, a U.S. attorney more sympathetic to law enforcement could thwart those efforts by, for example, charging a high-profile victim of police …

May 27, 2017
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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

After studying law at Glasgow University and working as a solicitor at the city’s Drumchapel Law Centre, Ms Sturgeon’s entry into full-time politics came at the age of 29, when she was elected to the new Holyrood parliament in 1999, as a Glasgow regional MSP. As a frontbench opposition spokeswoman, she sought to hold the Labour-Lib Dem coalition government to account on education, justice and health. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Salmond-Sturgeon leadership …

May 27, 2017
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Ben & Jerry’s Bans Same-Flavored Scoops Until Australia Passes Marriage Equality

… statement to HuffPost. Ben & Jerrys has a long and proud history of commitment to social justice, including LGBTQI rights and marriage equality. This commitment is grounded in our companys core values and an unshakable belief that everyone deserves full and equal civil rights. Courtesy of Ben Jerrys Ben & Jerrys aims to have all messages from customers delivered before the final parliamentary session of the seasonon June 13th. …

May 27, 2017
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Alabama Executes Prisoner Convicted Of Killing His Girlfriend’s Husband In 1982

Tommy Arthur was put to death by lethal injection at 12:15 a.m. in Atmore, Alabama, a prison spokesman said, less than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a stay on his execution as it considered arguments from his attorneys. When Thomas Arthur enters the execution chamber tonight, he will leave his constitutional rights at the door, justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a dissent against the order to lift the stay. Three juries have found him guilty of shooting Troy Wicker to death as …

May 26, 2017
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Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

… in an emotional interview with his wife and justice League producer Deborah Snyder. Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, Ive come to the realization, he continued. Ive decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. Im having a hard time. Snyder, who is also father to seven other children and step-kids, never intended …

May 24, 2017
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First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says

Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey now believes that President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment about the Russia probe, a person familiar with his thinking says, but whether that influence amounts to obstruction of justice remains an open question. Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel’s leaders announced Friday. The central question at that blockbuster hearing will be whether Comey believed the …

May 21, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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What is obstruction of justice?

Washington (CNN)In the wake of reports that President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, questions are being raised about whether the President’s actions amounted to obstruction of justice. “‘Close it down’ is an instruction to stop investigating President Trump’s campaign,” CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday. “Richard Nixon was …

May 17, 2017
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