President Donald Trump did not pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at his Arizona rally on Tuesday, but CNN reports that the paperwork and accompanying talking points are ready. Should he pardon Arpaio at some point in the near future, it would be both completely legal and an affront to everything his attorney general supposedly holds dear. “One of the talking points is that Arpaio served his country for 50 years in the military, the Drug Enforcement Administration and as Arizona’s Maricopa County sheriff,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reports, “and that it is not appropriate to send him to prison for ‘enforcing the law’ and ‘working to keep people safe.'” Arpaio is not facing six months behind bars for “enforcing the law” or “working to keep people safe,” any more than drug dealers are sentenced to prison for “making people happy.” Arpaio disregarded a judge’s order and was convicted of felony contempt of court.
The Hill is getting a lot of attention in privacy circles with a story headlined “Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site.” Here’s the opening: The Department of Justice has requested information on visitors to a website used to organize protests against President Trump, the Los Angeles-based Dreamhost said in a blog post published on Monday.
Yesterday, for the first time in my life, I filed a lawsuit. It may be the friendliest lawsuit ever filed against the Justice Department. I filed it because I believe President Trump lied before Congress about data kept by his Justice Department, and I want to find out whether I’m right.
Authored by Rand Paul via Rare Liberty, “Innocent until proven guilty” is the bedrock of American jurisprudence. Civil asset forfeiture, a legal process in which the government confiscates your property without a guilty verdict, turns that justice on its head.
On Monday morning, Trump took another swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with whom he expressed displeasure recently for recusing himself from the Russian probe, when in a tweet he said “why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?” So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?