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45,000 Illegals Using DACA Backdoor to Get Green Cards

Breitbart – by Neil Munro President Barack Obama’s deputies opened a little-known immigration backdoor to put 45,000 DACA illegals on a multistep path to citizenship, according to the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to the committee, the “advanced parole” loophole has ensured: As of August 21, 2017, 45,447 DACA recipients have been approved for advance parole through

Senate Democrats enter new territory on Russia probes with push to grill Sessions, Trump

Senate Democrats are looking to intensify the Russia-related investigations on Capitol Hill despite a call from Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to abandon the “collusion” track for lack of evidence – with plans to grill Attorney General Jeff Sessions and even a bid to get President Trump under oath. While Trump has not responded

Comey’s testimony on amount of Clinton emails on laptop was misleading

FBI Director James Comey last week reportedly misstated the number of Hillary Clinton’s emails that Huma Abedin forwarded to her husband, Anthony Weiner, to print out, ProPublica reported. Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Clinton aide Abedin forwarded “hundreds of thousands” of Clinton’s emails to her husband. But two unnamed sources familiar with the

Comey pressed for anti-Trump dossier in classified Russia report

Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson, FBI Director James Comey considered an anti-Trump dossier compiled by a former British intelligence officer so important that he insisted the document be included in January’s final intelligence community report on Russian meddling in the U.S. election, Fox News was told. Sources would not speak on the record,

As Gorsuch Confirmation Approaches, Democrats are out of obstruction strategies

Joseph Klein, President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court is heading for a final showdown Friday, in what is emerging as likely the most high-stakes partisan battle yet during the first 100 days of the Trump administration. On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the

Gorsuch Survives barrage from Democrats, readies for third day of confirmation hearings

Senate Democrats on Tuesday pressed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on his opinion on past court rulings that could help identify his ideological approach to the bench, but he appeared to have emerged from the hours of testimony relatively unscathed. Gorsuch appeared intent on following the Hippocratic Oath: First do no harm. He avoided any

Grassley holds up Deputy AG nomination until he hears from Comey on Russia

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that he will not permit President Trump’s nomination for deputy attorney general until members of the committee are briefed by FBI Director James Comey on Moscow’s involvement in last year’s election. Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, halted the nomination of Rod Rosenstein, a longtime U.S. attorney for

Justice Department asks for more time on Trump wiretapping claim

The Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time Monday to gather evidence related to President Trump’s claim that President Obama ordered wiretaps on Trump Tower’s phones during last year’s presidential election campaign. The House intelligence committee said it would give the Justice Department until March 20 to comply. The committee is scheduled to hold its

Chaffetz subpoenas ATF agents who skipped hearing on death of ICE officer

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued subpoenas Thursday to two ATF agents after they failed to show at a hearing examining the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata. “I’m tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are on the

ACLU files ethics complaint against Sessions with Alabama Bar Disciplinary Commission

Catherine Herridge, The ACLU has submitted an ethics complaint with the Alabama State Bar Disciplinary Commission against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, alleging the former senator violated the code of conduct during his confirmation hearing testimony. “Mr. Sessions is the Attorney General of the United States and violated Rule 8.4 of the Alabama Rules of Professional

Finally: Jeff Sessions Confirmed As Attorney General (Liberal Tears Flow Again)

Matt Vespa, Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) attorney general nomination has been fraught with partisan politics and gimmicks. Senate Democrats pulled every procedural maneuver in the book to delay a committee vote on his nomination. On February 1, Sessions was finally approved by an 11-9 party line vote to move his nomination to the Senate for