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I’ve often observed that, when it comes to public policy, the Obama Justice Department has been a locus of evil. And therefore it was concerning to see that the man who ran that Obama agency for years, the disgraced Eric Holder, has gotten himself a new, government-related gig.
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The WikiLeaks founder said Thursday he wants the US Department of Justice to make public any charges or extradition order against him.
PCWorld
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he stands by an earlier pledge to face trial in the U.S., but he is first urging federal investigators to name the exact charges against him. "I stand by what I said," Assange stated during a webcast on Thursday. "We look forward to having a conversation with the DOJ (U.S. Department of Justice) about what the correct way forward is." Assange previously made his pledge on the condition that President Barack Obama grant clemency to Chelsea Manning, a former U.S. soldier who was jailed for disclosing sensitive documents to WikiLeaks back in 2010. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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President Barack Obama has pulled back the curtain on aspects of the U.S. drone killing program, but as he prepared to leave office this week his administration made a legal move to prevent a judge from pulling the curtain back even further. Last July, a federal judge in New York issued a 191-page legal opinion resolving an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit demanding dozens of Justice Department, Defense Department and CIA documents relating to the use of armed drones to kill individuals abroad. U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon’s ruling appears to have largely favored the government’s right to keep the records under wraps. However, McMahon seemed to accept the ACLU’s arguments for disclosure in a few areas and she accused the government ofchutzpah” over some of its contentions. Because the government declared much of her opiniontop secret,” it’s difficult to assess.
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CNN has assigned the daughter of one of President Obama's top advisers to cover the Department of Justice. The network announced in a press release that Valerie Jarrett's daughter Laura would be one of four reporters to cover the Justice Department in 2017. The New York Post broke the news that Jarrett had been hired in September, though a formal announcement about her beat did not come until Thursday. Jarrett has long wanted to work in television news, though being an objective reporter was not her original goal. She told Vanity Fair in a 2009 Bright Young Things profile that her chief ambition was to work as a TV-news legal analyst. Her favorite cause was promoting civil rights and social equality for women and minorities. Jarrett worked as a private practice attorney prior to joining the news network, according to her CNN bio page .
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history, had served a tough prison term and that justice had been served. However, he denied that the commutation was granted because of Assange's offer. Manning, formerly known as U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, was born male but revealed after being convicted of espionage that she identifies as a woman. The White House said her sentence would end on May 17 this year. Asked by Reuters if he would hand now hand himself over to the authorities, Assange, 45, who fled to the Ecuadorean embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape, said there was no change in his position. He said U.S. authorities should drop their case against him or unseal their charges against him. "We look forward to having a conversation with the DoJ (Department of Justice) about what the correct way forward is," he said. "I've always been willing to go to the United States provided my rights are respected because this is a case that should never have occurred," Assange added, saying he was confident of winning any case brought against him.
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The federal judge presiding over a settlement between the Baltimore Police Department and the U.S. Justice Department has asked the city's mayor to appear in court to discuss the cost of the agreement
Washington Free Beacon
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CNN has assigned the daughter of one of President Obama's top advisers to cover the Department of Justice. The network announced in a press release that Valerie Jarrett's daughter Laura would be one of four reporters to cover the Justice Department in 2017. The New York Post broke the news that Jarrett had been hired in September, though a formal announcement about her beat did not come until Thursday. Jarrett has long wanted to work in television news, though being an objective reporter was not her original goal. She told Vanity Fair in a 2009 Bright Young Things profile that her chief ambition was to work as a TV-news legal analyst. Her favorite cause was promoting civil rights and social equality for women and minorities. Jarrett worked as a private practice attorney prior to joining the news network, according to her CNN bio page .
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Western Union agreed to pay $586 million and admitted to turning a blind eye as criminals used its service for money laundering and fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday. With the help of Western Union agents, Chinese immigrants used the service to send hundreds of millions of dollars to pay human smugglers, wiring the money in smaller increments to avoid federal reporting requirements, U.S. authorities said. Prosecutors said Western Union knew of the illegal conduct for at least five years.
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Julian Assange says he will stand by his offer to be extradited to the United States providing that his rights are protected. He will have a -- he says he is open to a conversation with the Department of Justice in the USA about the way forward. He has been in the embassy to prevent extradition to another part of Europe.
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Before it's too late, we can start by urging Congress to resist several of Trump's cabinet nominees. That the Republican-majority seems comfortable rushing the candidates through without a thorough ethical vetting should give us pause. Especially because what we already know about some candidates is deeply disturbing. Jeff Sessions, candidate for Attorney General, may be a devout Methodist and an Eagle Scout but his history of racism alone should disqualify him from a position in the Justice Department. He has also criticized the Voting Rights Act, civil rights enforcement, gay rights, and, apparently, the 14th amendment. If Sessions' nomination is approved, we can expect a resurgence of white privilege and the diminution of years of racial progress. While Rex Tillerson's business connections create perhaps irremediable conflicts of interest, his impoverished ethical sense should disqualify him for Secretary of State.
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Justice Department officials are regularly hinting at investigations and other moves against Assange, and there is some reason to believe there may be a secret indictment on the books just waiting for Assange to be some place that the US can get ahold of him. For the time being, however, it seems safe to assume Assange will remain in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, and probably isnt going to impact ongoing efforts by Sweden to extradite him for questioning. © Antiwar.com The post Wikileaks Founder Agrees To Extradition To US Under Certain Conditions appeared first on MintPress News .
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Assange made a promise it doesnt seem like he’s going to keep? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go “The attorney for Julian Assange said President Obama's commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence does not meet the conditions of the WikiLeaks head's offer to be extradited to the United States if Manning were pardoned. Obama on Tuesday commuted Manning’s sentence for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, leading many to wonder whether that meant Assange was ready to surrender to the Department of Justice. “Mr. Assange welcomes the announcement that Ms. Manning's sentence will be reduced and she will be released in May, but this is well short of what he sought,” said Barry Pollack, Assange’s U.S.-based attorney, via email. “Mr.
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A ruling on whether the men had a right to sue rests on court precedents involving constitutional protections against illegal search and seizure. But Justice Stephen Breyer got to the hub of the broader case: whether the atmosphere at the time justified such a broad reaction. "I can understand after a bomb attack and 3,000 people are killed," Breyer said. "I can understand that the first reaction of the law enforcement authorities is pick up anybody you might think is connected, and we'll worry about the rest of it later." "Now, eight months? ... The answer is pick up anybody who might have a connection, and then just keep them there?" he asked. The current Barack Obama administration came in on the side of Ashcroft, Mueller and the others being sued. "This is something that was done as the officials are trying to sort through how to respond to the very difficult situation," said Justice Department Lawyer Ian Gershengorn.