False Victory: Obama Hasn’t Stopped DAPL

False Victory: Obama Hasn’t Stopped DAPL:

To understand that this isn’t the victory it’s being billed as, you have to read the fine print in the presently lauded joint statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior…

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The Problem With The DOJ’s Decision To Stop Using Private Prisons

The Problem With The DOJ’s Decision To Stop Using Private Prisons:

The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it will stop outsourcing federal prisons to private prison companies after their current contracts expire. But that doesn’t mean the federal government is actually ending private prisons…

While the decision will affect 13 federal prisons currently operated by private companies, the bulk of federal private prisons aren’t run by DOJ. In fact, the industry’s biggest client is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – a separate agency that relies on private prisons…

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Despite Evidence, Obama Admin Did Not Prosecute HSBC Because of ‘Market Risk’

Despite Evidence, Obama Admin Did Not Prosecute HSBC Because of ‘Market Risk’:

US officials refused to prosecute HSBC for money laundering in 2012 because of concerns within the Department of Justice that it would cause a “global financial disaster”, a report says….

The bank, which has its headquarters in London, paid a $1.92bn (£1.48bn) settlement but did not face criminal charges. No top officials at HSBC faced any charges….

The report also accuses former US Attorney General Eric Holder of misleading Congress about the decision.

The report says Mr Holder ignored the recommendations of more junior staff to prosecute HSBC because of the bank’s “systemic importance” to the financial markets.

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Clinton Offers New Contract to Attorney General, Escapes Indictment

Clinton Offers New Contract to Attorney General, Escapes Indictment:

Anybody else handling classified official material on a private server would have at least lost their job and would likely be indicted. But Clinton is not anybody else. She has strings to pull. She has offers to make.

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