‘Leave Bill Barr alone’: Louisiana Republican is fed up with former prosecutors criticizing the attorney general

In an earth-moving public statement, over 2,000 ex-employees of the Department of Justice have signed a letter calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign, saying he “openly and repeatedly flouted” the principle of equal justice under the rule of law in his handling of the Roger Stone case. “Although there are times when political leadership appropriately weighs in on individual […]

Legal scholars slam Trump’s threat to sue Robert Mueller: ‘He’s serial abuser of the legal system’

In a series of tweets this Tuesday morning, President Trump threatened to sue various people involved in Robert Mueller’s expansive probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election. “These were Mueller prosecutors, and the whole Mueller investigation was illegally set up based on a phony and now fully discredited Fake Dossier, lying and forging […]

SC sheriff who allegedly punched woman is released on bond after new 15-count corruption indictment

A South Carolina sheriff who was accused of punching a woman is facing 15 new charges from two new indictments that were unsealed on Tuesday. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson unveiled the indictments against Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland in an announcement Tuesday morning. The new charges accuse Strickland of corruption and misuse of […]

Apple shares skid on worries over coronavirus impact

Apple shares slumped on Wall Street Tuesday after the US tech giant warned of a bigger-than-anticipated financial hit from the coronavirus epidemic, roiling financial markets. Shares in Apple tumbled some 2.5 percent in early New York trade, as global financial markets reacted to news of the economic impact of the health crisis. Apple said Monday […]

Trump just admitted that he makes Bill Barr’s job ‘impossible’

Despite Attorney General Bill Barr’s plea for his boss to stop tweeting about Justice Department matters, President Donald Trump continued to launch attacks at prosecutors and the judiciary on Tuesday morning in his fury at certain federal cases. He did this even though, as he admitted to reporters on Tuesday afternoon, he agreed with Barr’s […]

TurboTax is still tricking customers with tax prep ads that misuse the word ‘free’

On Dec. 30, the IRS announced it was revamping a long-standing agreement with the online tax preparation industry in which companies offer free filing to people with incomes below certain levels, a category that includes 70% of filers. The change in what’s known as the Free File program came in the wake of multiple ProPublica […]

Donald Trump: ‘I’m actually, I guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the country’

President Donald Trump asserted on Tuesday that he has a right to interfere in the U.S. justice system because he is “the chief law enforcement officer of the country.” Before departing to California Tuesday afternoon, Trump was asked about whether he had weighed in with Attorney General William Barr on the sentencing of Roger Stone. […]

A Federal investigation of Lev Parnas is inching closer to Trump’s personal attorney

Federal prosecutors sought to obtain new documents related to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s consulting firm as they weigh new charges against his associates in connection to a company that paid him $500,000, according to a new report. Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), an office once led by Giuliani, are considering additional charges against […]

Stop the nonsense: 2016 was not a working-class revolt

I’m not sure what congressional Democrats are thinking. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her caucus will pivot from investigating the president to “health care, health care, health care.” I suppose, as Sheryl Gay Stolberg said in Sunday’s Times, the Democrats are indeed “recovering from their failed push to remove President Trump from office.” But this president […]