Justice Department & House Judiciary Committee

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also referred to as the Justice Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. 5.0/5

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Last year, four Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to the U.S. Justice Department,...
In Contempt? No Pay Last week we told you about Attorney General Eric Holder's contentious hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. At that hearing, the issue of Holder's contempt of Congress citation came up several times. During one exchange, Rep. Farenthold said: "If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail, not testifying." Of course, Eric Holder is not the only administration official who is refusing to cooperate with Congress. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has voted to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify about her knowledge of the Tea Party targeting scandal. The House Ways and Means Committee also voted to refer Lerner to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. And there is still an awful lot about Benghazi that we don't know because of continued stonewalling by administration officials. It seems that arrogant bureaucrats feel little pressure to follow the law and ...
Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 8, 2014, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Justice Department. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo) Watching a congressional hearing usually amounts to the civic duty equivalent of eating your ve...
The US National Security Agency likely collects intelligence on congressional lawmakers and members of their staff, a Justice Department official admitted at a committee hearing on Tuesday. Deputy Attorney General James Cole of the US Department of Justice testified during a House Judiciary Committee hearing which was examining proposals to reform the NSA surveillance policies that have been revealed in an ongoing series of disclosures since June. Among the most damning revelations leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was the realization that the NSA indiscriminately forces companies to provide phone records belonging to millions of Americans. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA.) pressed Cole Tuesday on whether the NSA dragnet includes the number codes that pertain to congressional offices. “Mr. Cole, do you collect 202-225 and four digits afterwards?” Issa asked, as quoted by the National Journal. “We probably do, Mr. Congressman,” Cole replied. “But we’re not allowed to look at any ...
AP Attorney General Eric Holder, in a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, maintains that he didn’t lie to members of Congress when he said that the Justice Department was not moving to prosecute journalists who publish classified information. House Republicans have opened a perjury inquiry, arg...
On May 15, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee, saying that he wasn't involved in the "potential prosecution of the press for disclosure of material." But nine days later, the Justice Department confirmed that Holder signed a search warrant for a Fox News reporter's phone records and emails in May 2010. Last month's possible perjury by Holder was simply the latest symptom in an epidemic of evasiveness, deception and lies that have become the hallmark of his tenure as Attorney General. The nation's top law enforcement official also has selectively refused to prosecute crimes and enforce current law when it didn't fit his or President Obama's political leanings. + + "Mainstream Media" Finally Taking Notice Many believe that Holder's willingness to ignore -- or reject outright -- the rule of law make him unfit to serve the American people as Attorney General. As a result, the calls for his resignation are growing louder. Even the "Mainstream Media" finally has tak ...
By JOSH GERSTEIN 5/31/13 The Justice Department is elaborating on its defense of Attorney General Eric Holder's statements at a Congressional hearing earlier this month that he had never taken part in any discussions about the possibility of prosecuting journalists for publishing classified information. On Wednesday, in the wake of a Congressional letter suggesting Holder may have lied to the House Judiciary Committee, a Holder aide described his testimony as "consistent with the underlying facts." However, there was no detailed explanation for his remarks. That came late Thursday in a Justice Department statement contending that Holder's statements were not in tension with facts that emerged a few days after his testimony, showing that prosecutors had branded Fox News reporter James Rosen as a "co-conspirator" who had "potential criminal liability" for seeking secrets from State Department contractor Stephen Kim. Kim was indicted in 2010 for leaking and lying to investigators. He is awaiting trial. Rose ...
Leading Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee received an "insulting" response from the Justice Department in response to their inquiry about whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himse
Republican leaders of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday accused Attorney General Eric Holder of having something to hide, after the Justice Department issued a formal defense of his questionable testimony on reporter surveillance -- a defense Republicans rejected as inadequate.
Reporters grilled White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday over Attorney General Eric Holder's seemingly misleading testimony on the Justice Department's monitoring of members of the press. Referring to Holder's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on May 15, Fox News reporter E...
***House Judiciary Chairman: Holder Should Resign (Very long but very informative information about the judiciary issues) Rep. Bob Goodlatte is leading a Judiciary Committee probe of Attorney General Eric Holder's actions regarding the targeting of reporters. And he tells Newsmax he is "very concerned" about Justice Department efforts to "harass the news media." The Virginia Republican also reiterates his call for Holder to step down, a demand he first made two years ago during the Fast and Furious controversy. Elected in 1992, Goodlatte has been chairman of the House Judiciary Committee since January. Holder recently testified before the committee that targeting journalists was "not something I've even been involved in." But it's now been reported that Holder personally sanctioned a search warrant labeling Fox News correspondent James Rosen a co-conspirator in leaking national-security secrets. In an exclusive interview Wednesday with Newsmax TV, Goodlatte discusses his probe of Holder. "We are sending . ...
Top lawyer doesn't have credibility to investigate anyone, let alone himself. Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Judiciary Committee to answer questions about the administration's sweeping surveillance of journalists with the Associated Press. In the greatest attack on the free press in decades, the Justice Department seized phone records for reporters and editors in at least three AP offices as well as its office in the House of Representatives. Holder, however, proceeded to claim absolute and blissful ignorance of the investigation, even failing to recall when or how he recused himself. Yet, this was only the latest attack on the news media under Holder's leadership. Despite his record, he expressed surprise at the hearing that the head of the Republican National Committee had called for his resignation. After all, Holder pointed out, he did nothing. That is, of course, precisely the point. Unlike the head of the RNC, I am neither a Republican nor conservative, and I believ ...
Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about the stories in the news, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Attorney General Eric Holder's previous day testimony at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, the Justice Department's seizure of agency Associat...
Holder Melts Down Can anyone, with a straight face, argue that Eric Holder should remain as Attorney General, and the country can have faith in his abilities and judgment in the coming months and years? I mean, apparently he doesn't even write things down anymore: Lawmakers skewered Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday over the Justice Department's sweeping effort to snoop on Associated Press reporters and editors -- while the embattled Cabinet secretary kicked responsibility down the chain of command. Holder was in the hot seat for hours of testimony before the House Judiciary Committee just days after the scandal broke, telling lawmakers that his deputy, James Cole, was the one who authorized the sweeping subpoena that caused an uproar in both parties. "It's an ongoing matter and an ongoing matter in which I know nothing," Holder said. Holder says he recused himself from the matter completely -- but in an embarrassing admission, he said he hasn't found a written record of that action. Dana Milbank rip ...
With controversies growing over a Justice Department subpoena of Associated Press phone records and the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of conservative groups, Attorney General Eric Holder was preparing to face the House Judiciary Committee in an oversight hearing Wedn …
By PETE YOST, THE Associated Press WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is facing what is likely to be aggressive questioning by the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee on topics ranging from the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at The Associated Press to the government's ha...
Members of the House Judiciary Committee demanded answers from Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday over claims the Justice Department violated the First Amendment rights of The Associated Press when it secretly collected telephone records of its reporters and editors over a two-month period last…
Attorney General Denies Reality of Raids Attorney General Eric Holder faced tough questions before the House Judiciary Committee at the beginning of June over the crackdown on state medical cannabis programs. Pressed by several Representatives on why there have been more than 200 federal raids on state-authorized medical cannabis providers since 2009, given that President Obama had promised he wouldn't use "Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue," Holder flatly denied anyone in compliance had been targeted.
I tried to respond to a lady that said Nixon was not impeached and said we need to get it right before we comment on it. For some reason it kept kicking me off when I tried to post it. So I thought I would try it this way! Janet Avey Guthrie, Nixon Actually was impeached but chose to resign instead. He left office with 2 1/2 years left in his second term. The new Special Prosecutor, Leon Jaworski, who had been appointed by the Justice Department, pursued Nixon's tapes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. On July 24, 1974, the Court unanimously ruled that Nixon had to surrender the tapes. On Saturday, July 27, the House Judiciary Committee approved its first article of impeachment charging President Nixon with obstruction of justice. Six of the Committee's 17 Republicans joined all 21 Democrats in voting for the article. The following Monday the Committee approved its second article charging Nixon with abuse of power. The next day, the third and final article, contempt of Congress, was approved. Ar ...
Washington, D.C.) - On Wednesday, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), a former Constitutional lawyer and Supreme Court law clerk, will testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing titled "The Obama Administration's Abuse of Power." The hearing will highlight the numerous ways in which the Obama Administration and the Justice Department have overstepped the Constitution's limitations on Executive power. The hearing will take place on Wednesday at 10am ET in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Other witnesses on the Republican side include Lee Casey of Baker Hostetler and Lori Windham of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. The hearing is expected to cover the following instances in which the Administration has ignored Congress's constitutional role: Asserting the power to suspend the application of Congressionally-enacted laws • The Executive branch has authority to set law enforcement priorities and to exercise prosecutorial discretion, but the Obama Administration has distorted and stretched these doctrines t ...
Dear Mr. Palmer, Thank you for writing to me to express your concerns regarding Eric Holder's position as Attorney General of the United States. I appreciate your thoughts. As you know, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) orchestrated a gun-tracking operation that circulated over 2,000 firearms to Mexican drug cartels. One of the firearms circulated in this operation was the weapon used in the shooting and death of an American border patrol agent, Brian Terry. This has raised serious questions surrounding the effectiveness and management of the program. One of the key questions that has not been answered is what Attorney General Holder knew about this operation and when he knew it. Attorney General Holder has testified before both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. His testimony, and testimony of other senior members of the Justice Department, was inconsistent at best. Following Attorney General Holder's testimony, the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed documen ...
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday accused the Justice Department of using data from an “agent of the Democratic Party” to bolster its case for blocking Texas' controversial voter ID law.
Grassley: Obama’s Actions Suggest Role in Fast & Furious Cover-Up Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley charged in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV Wednesday that President Barack Obama’s decision to invoke executive privilege in the bungled “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-running scheme could indicate that the president is involved. “I wonder why. Is it because the president does have something to do with it? And I don’t have any evidence of that, but it would be the first time that I had any suspicion,” asserted Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, just hours before a House committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Justice Department documents related to Fast and Furious. Editor's Note: Will Obama Be Defeated? Vote Here! Story continues below. Read more on Newsmax.com: Grassley: Obama’s Actions Suggest Involvement in Fast and Furious Cover-Up Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote He ...
Tense exchange as Attorney General Eric Holder gives series of 'I don't know' answers to House Judiciary Committee probing whether he or anybody else in the Justice Department told the White House about so-called 'gunwalking' tactics. HM
(Holder needs to be held in contempt of Congress) Holder declined to answer questions by GOP Rep. Darrell Issa about whether he or other Justice Department officials had even started to pull together Fast and Furious documents requested in an October 2011 subpoena Issa sent the agency. "Nothing has come from your department, not a shred of paper" Issa said tersely during a House Judiciary Committee meeting.
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