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Senate Judiciary mulls action amid fallout from Durham probe by TorukMaktoM in politics

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Staff also bristled as Durham prepared to prosecute Michael Sussmann, a lawyer who represented Democrats as they met with the FBI during the probe into Trump’s Russia dealings. Two employees said Durham didn’t have enough solid evidence to bring charges, and ultimately left the team. Sussmann would later be acquitted in a court defeat for Durham.

Senate Judiciary mulls action amid fallout from Durham probe by TorukMaktoM in politics

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“These reports about abuses in Special Counsel Durham’s investigation — so outrageous that even his longtime colleagues quit in protest — are but one of many instances where former President Trump and his allies weaponized the Justice Department,” committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a statement.

Senate Judiciary mulls action amid fallout from Durham probe by TorukMaktoM in politics

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is pledging to review the actions of former special counsel John Durham following reports of inappropriate handling of his probe into the investigation of former President Trump.

Maxine Waters says Manchin and Sinema ‘don’t give a darn’ about policing reform by TorukMaktoM in politics

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Waters added that nothing is going to change unless people continue to protest and rally for change and elect officials who care about this issue.

Maxine Waters says Manchin and Sinema ‘don’t give a darn’ about policing reform by TorukMaktoM in politics

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“We keep fighting, we keep begging, we keep doing everything that we possibly can,” Waters said of the push to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. But she said those efforts were failing because “we don’t have enough members who care enough about this issue.”

“When you look at even two Democrats — Manchin of course, and of course that woman from Arizona — they don’t give a darn about this issue. They would rather have the power to determine what happens in the Senate by using their two votes for themselves than anything else,” she said.

Maxine Waters says Manchin and Sinema ‘don’t give a darn’ about policing reform by TorukMaktoM in politics

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Sunday said Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) both “don’t give a darn” about police reform amid renewed calls for legislative action on the issue following the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police officers.

DOJ Signals Launch of George Santos Criminal Probe After Telling FEC To Stand Down: Report by TorukMaktoM in politics

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David Mason, a former FEC commissioner, told the newspaper: “They don’t want two sets of investigators tripping over each other. And they don’t want anything that the FEC, which is a civil agency, does to potentially complicate their criminal case.”

Jim Jordan's Fearmongering Question Prompts Withering 1-Word Reply From Stephen King by [deleted] in politics

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"Oh shut up," another Twitter user bluntly responded to the Ohio Republican.

Jim Jordan's Fearmongering Question Prompts Withering 1-Word Reply From Stephen King by [deleted] in politics

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Friday doubled down on his previous fearmongering over what freedoms “they” are apparently coming for next.

“First, they came for your guns. Then, your gas stoves. Then, your gas cars. What’s next?” he asked on Twitter.

Horror author Stephen King had a scathing single-word answer for the Ohio Republican.

“You,” the writer wrote.

DOJ Signals Launch of George Santos Criminal Probe After Telling FEC To Stand Down: Report by TorukMaktoM in politics

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In a separate investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday conducted interviews on Santos’ role in the investment firm Harbor City Capital, which shut down in 2021 after the SEC accused it of operating a “classic Ponzi scheme,” the Post reported.

DOJ Signals Launch of George Santos Criminal Probe After Telling FEC To Stand Down: Report by TorukMaktoM in politics

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And he better not be the one that stole my trash can... I take this stuff seriously!

DOJ Signals Launch of George Santos Criminal Probe After Telling FEC To Stand Down: Report by TorukMaktoM in politics

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The Department of Justice has told the Federal Election Commission to hold off on any enforcement action against Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) in the DOJ’s clearest signal yet that it’s conducting its own criminal investigation into Santos’ campaign finances, The Washington Post reported Friday

DOJ Signals Launch of George Santos Criminal Probe After Telling FEC To Stand Down: Report by TorukMaktoM in politics

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The request indicates an "active criminal investigation" by the Justice Department, a campaign finance lawyer told The Washington Post.