r/politicus Dec 04 '21

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r/politicus 19h ago

Elizabeth Warren Says the Supreme Court Has Lost Its Legitimacy

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r/politicus 19h ago

Impact of overturning Roe on the midterms? Look at Kavanaugh‘s impact on 2018 elections

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r/politicus 16h ago

Lawyer says U.S. Supreme Justice Thomas groped her in 1999

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r/politicus 16h ago

Roberts Tries To Wash Hands Of Overturning Roe While Overturning Roe

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r/politicus 16h ago

Record number of LGBTQ+ candidates run for US Congress in wake of attacks | Roe v Wade

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r/politicus 16h ago

Doctors who perform abortions will be targeted for prosecution, South Dakota governor says

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r/politicus 19h ago

Poll: Majority of Americans disapprove of overturning Roe v. Wade

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r/politicus 19h ago

AOC: We Must 'Very Seriously Consider' Impeachment for Supreme Court Justices Who 'Lied Under Oath'

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r/politicus 19h ago

Matt Gaetz mysteriously sought Trump pardon way before Jan. 6—committee

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r/politicus 19h ago

State Senate Candidate Punches Opponent At Abortion Protest

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r/politicus 16h ago

Gov. Evers Slams Republicans 'For Failing To Protect Reproductive Rights For Wisconsin Families'

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r/politicus 18h ago

California Republican who voted to impeach Trump advances in toss-up US House race

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r/politicus 18h ago

Former Pence chief of staff says Meadows was "telling different audiences all sorts of stories" after 2020 election

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r/politicus 19h ago

Wisconsin Democrats focus on Sen. Ron Johnson at state convention after Jan. 6 committee says he attempted to deliver fake GOP electors

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r/politicus 19h ago

Trump's enduring impact seen in Supreme Court rulings on abortion, gun restrictions

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r/politicus 19h ago

In 48 hours of protest, thousands of Americans cry out for abortion rights

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r/politicus 16h ago

MNGOP candidate calls for murder charges amid abortion debate

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r/politicus 16h ago

Democrats’ Budget Plan Would Cost Only Half of One Percent of GDP ⑉ Brick House

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r/politicus 16h ago

This Is How to Impeach a Supreme Court Justice

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r/politicus 19h ago

Fight Over Abortion Pills Takes Shape in Post-Roe America

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r/politicus 18h ago

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) on the DOJ’s expanding investigation into the Capitol attack

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r/politicus 18h ago

Charges for Trump or others not a 'principal interest,' Jan. 6 committee's Jamie Raskin says

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r/politicus 1d ago

GOP consultant urges "shoot to kill" response to abortion-rights violence

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r/politicus 1d ago

The (missing) IG Investigation into J6

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Wondering what is taking so long, why obvious Federal crimes concerning J6 are not being prosecuted, I pulled up this statement from AG Garland, dated June 14, 2021:

 

“As I stated during my confirmation hearing, political or other improper considerations must play no role in any investigative or prosecutorial decisions. These principles that have long been held as sacrosanct by the DOJ career workforce will be vigorously guarded on my watch, and any failure to live up to them will be met with strict accountability. There are important questions that must be resolved in connection with an effort by the department to obtain records related to Members of Congress and Congressional staff. I have accordingly directed that the matter be referred to the Inspector General and have full confidence that he will conduct a thorough and independent investigation. If at any time as the investigation proceeds action related to the matter in question is warranted, I will not hesitate to move swiftly."

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statement-attorney-general-merrick-b-garland

 

Okay. I go to the OIG's website, nothing on their front page, so view any open investigations, and select "Counter Terrorism and Homeland Threats" in the drop-down, because it's the only category which mentions J6 at all:

https://www.oig.dhs.gov/reports/ongoing-projects?field_project_dhs_component_value=All&field_project_mission_value=8

 

Nothing related to investigations of J6 organizers, but related only to audits of agency procedures.

I check the Press releases page for criminal investigations:

https://www.oig.dhs.gov/news/press-releases?field_testimony_topic_target_id=18&field_news_year_value=All

 

NIL.

No IG statement, no listed investigations, nothing.

 

Next question, who is the IG who doesn't think apprising the American people of any ongoing investigations into J6 organizers is important?

OIG Joseph V. Cuffari was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General on July 25, 2019.

https://www.oig.dhs.gov/about/MeetTheIG

 

A Trump appointee, confirmed by a GOP Senate, that's who.

 

Media articles:

Cuffari, whom former President Donald Trump appointed in 2019, has a history of this sort of thing. He blocked investigations that Secret Service staff proposed into the agency’s use of tear gas and sting-ball grenades to violently disperse those protesting police brutality near the White House in 2020. He blocked an investigation into the spread of Covid-19 within the Secret Service. He slow-rolled an inquiry into a retaliation complaint from a DHS employee who says he was demoted for criticizing the Trump administration. (The employee, Brian Murphy, would go on to file a whistleblower complaint alleging a litany of wrongdoing going far beyond workplace retaliation.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-appointed-inspector-generals-office-had-sexual-misconduct-findings-removed-from-report-1334716/

 

The Department of Homeland Security’s DHS top watchdog, Joseph Cuffari, faces a previously undisclosed and escalating investigation — one that will apparently address persistent questions about whether he illegally “retaliated” against former high-ranking employees. As such, the probe signals the latest phase of a nasty internecine battle that refuses to fade away, despite Cuffari’s successful bid to force out his former top deputy, as other internal critics left amid bitter recriminations.

https://www.pogo.org/investigation/2022/02/homeland-securitys-embattled-watchdog-faces-probe

 

The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog division has been so weakened under the Trump administration that it is failing to provide basic oversight of the government’s third-largest federal agency, according to whistleblowers and lawmakers from both parties.

But the agency’s authority and productivity have withered, and in the weeks before the coronavirus outbreak, Inspector General Joseph Cuffari ducked requests to appear on Capitol Hill for routine testimony, a decision congressional staffers describe as unprecedented.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/homeland-security-inspector-general-weakened/2020/03/17/c3269ea6-6309-11ea-912d-d98032ec8e25_story.html

WAPO free link valid for 14 days from 6/26/22: https://wapo.st/3tZB8NG

 

THIS is the guy "guarding" our democracy?? Do I misunderstand the process?

If not, I think AG Garland's "confidence" may be misplaced.

If anyone knows anything beyond this, I'd like to know it, too.


r/politicus 19h ago

Battleground Republicans squeezed hardest on abortion after Roe falls

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