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Department of Justice Rolls Out New Asset Forfeiture Directive

The Department of Justice made good on promises to issue a new procedure for federal “adoptions” of local and state civil asset forfeitures Wednesday with a new policy directive aimed at reintroducing the practice while combating abuses.

FBI Director James Comey listens before a meeting of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Council and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Executive Committee to discuss implementation of the President’s Executive Order 13773, at the Department of Justice, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

How the New York Times Proved Trump’s Case for Firing James Comey

In an extensive article last month that included interviews with more than thirty current and former law enforcement officials, congressional officials and other government employees, the New York Times published a stinging indictment of James B. Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.

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Flashback: Bill Clinton’s Deputy Attorney General Warned Comey Was ‘Damaging Our Democracy’

Jamie S. Gorelick, who served as Deputy Attorney General during the Clinton administration, recently opined that then-FBI Director James Comey was “damaging our democracy” by telling Congress less than than two weeks before the presidential election that the FBI was reviewing additional correspondence that may have been relevant to the Hillary Clinton email probe.

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James Comey’s Democrat Critics Now See Russian Conspiracy In Trump’s Firing

While former aides to President Obama and members of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign predictably panned President Donald Trump for firing James Comey as FBI director, it was only a few months ago that Clinton’s campaign repeatedly alleged wrongdoing by Comey over his investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server.