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WASHINGTON, DC- Hey, who needs to protect members of the third branch of government when there are school parents to harass. Such is the case with the Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, who unleashed federal law enforcement to target parent who committed the “crime” of wanting what’s best for their children. Pro-abortion zealots breaking federal law by harassing Supreme Court justices? Crickets.
Now, Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are looking into the failure of the DOJ to investigate the protests that have been taking place since a criminal leak of a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was released, Fox News reports.
Garland was missing in action as protests took place not only outside of the Supreme Court itself, but also outside conservative justices’ homes over the past week, a violation of federal law which makes it a crime to attempt to “influence” federal officials to affect the outcome of a court case. Think along the lines of “tampering with a witness” or “tampering with the judicial process.” There is a specific violation of the 18 U.S. Code, 1507, which prohibits such conduct.
It wasn’t until Wednesday that the DOJ addressed the issue in a statement:
“Attorney General Garland continues to be briefed on security matters related to the Supreme Court and Supreme Court Justices,” DOJ spokesman Anthony Coley said.
“The Attorney General directed the U.S. Marshals Service to help ensure the Justices’ safety by providing additional support to the Marshal of the Supreme Court and Supreme Court Police.”
Under U.S. Code 1507, it says that any person who “pickets or parades” with the “intent of interfering with obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer” near a U.S. court or “near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” will be fined, or “imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
James Comer (R-KY), ranking member of the Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Garland Friday, asking the DOJ for details on its efforts to “enforce federal laws protecting the integrity of the Supreme Court.”
“In the wake of the unprecedented lead of a draft opinion on a matter currently pending before the Supreme Court, a reactionary wave of violence by radical idealogues has descended upon the country, as crisis pregnancy centers, pro-life organizations and churches have been vandalized and subject to arson attacks and theft of sacred objects,” committee Republicans wrote.
“Other protestors are picketing at Supreme Court Justices’ family residences with the goal of influencing or intimidating the Justices: This likely violates federal law, notwithstanding the Biden Administration and other prominent Democrats stating their support for these unlawful actions. We request further information regarding steps the Justice Department is taking to enforce federal law and ensure the protection of Supreme Court Justices.”
Republicans are demanding the DOJ “stand firm” against any attempt to illegally influence the justices, while asking about any current investigations into protestors who may have violated the law.
“It is unclear whether the Justice Department has been investigating or prosecuting any cases related to the current protests at the Justices’ homes. The recent leaked draft opinion has the potential to undermine the ability of Justices to deliberate on cases of national import. Our system of law and order must stand firm against any illegal attempts to intimidate Justices by mobbing their neighborhoods.”
Fox News Digital reached out to the DOJ for comment, which was not returned.
The DOJ has been under fire for months after Garland directed the FBI to harass and target parents whom he accused of making “threats of violence” at school board meetings last fall.
However it was soon discovered that his threat was prompted by a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) found its way to the Biden administration asking for federal intervention against school parents, calling such parent concerns “domestic terrorism.”
Since the draft opinion leaked, the source of which has still not been found, unhinged leftists targeted at least five pro-live crisis pregnancy centers across the country; Catholic churches have also been threatened and vandalized, with some angry pro-abortion zealots interrupting church services recently.
The official opinion in the case, Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is expected to be rendered by the Supreme Court by July.
Biden’s DOJ releases memo and filings in court that blow “Trump incited an insurrection” out of the water
WASHINGTON, DC- Anyone who isn’t a partisan leftist knows that on January 6, 2021, former President Donald Trump didn’t incite anything. He told attendees at his rally to “march peacefully and patriotically and make your voices heard” to the US Capitol.
Nothing in his words, nor his “rhetoric” implied any type of insurrectionist activities. Yet here we are.
Hundreds of people….over six hundred to be specific…have been arrested and prosecuted, many of whom are held in Washington, DC-area jails without bond, a number of those held in solitary confinement.
Gateway Pundit has amassed a website, American GULAG which details all of those who have been basically held as political prisoners for months in the “best” traditions of the former Soviet Union.
As reported by investigative journalist Julie Kelly, many of the people currently held in jail have done nothing wrong.
Indeed, not one person has thus far been charged with insurrection, despite claims from leftist politicians and their complicit media mouthpieces that what occurred on January 6 was an “insurrection.”
In fact, some of those charged never even made it to the Capitol on that day. Thus far, no proof has come forward of any type of organized attempt to stage a coup at the Capitol on that date.
Last week, Kelly uncovered text of a motion from the Biden/Obama Department of Justice that blows the notion that “Trump incited a riot” out of the water, according to Gateway Pundit. According to Kelly, the document from the DOJ says:
“It is objectively unreasonable to conclude that President Trump could authorize citizens to interfere with the Electoral College proceedings…”
The DOJ’s affidavit is speaking to one of the Capitol siege defendant’s case, who claimed the then-president in essence “gave permission” to the defendant to attack the Capitol. The motion filed by the DOJ read, in part:
“The government moves in limine to prohibit Defendant from making arguments or attempting to introduce non-relevant evidence that former President Trump gave permission for Defendant to attack the U.S. Capitol.
“As a threshold matter, the defense of entrapment by estoppel on “applies to a defendant who reasonably relies on the assurance of a government official that specified conduct will not violate the law.”
Don't look now but Biden's DOJ just blew up the whole "Trump incited an insurrection" narrative: pic.twitter.com/oPEOtcb3Fb
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) December 2, 2021
The motion then goes on to cite federal case law, and notes that any such reliance must be “objectively reasonable.” The motion continues:
“Here, Defendant cannot make any credible claim that he understood his conduct to be lawful. He advanced on the U.S. Capitol wearing a helmet and armed with a baseball bat and pepper spray.
He assaulted law enforcement officers with pepper spray before ultimately climbing through a broken window to enter the Capitol and further interfering with and assaulting law enforcement officers. There is no rational claim that Defendant believed that such conduct was lawful.”
The motion continued thusly:
“Setting Defendant’s own conduct aside, it is objectively unreasonable to conclude that President Trump could authorize citizens to interferer with the Electoral College proceedings that were being conducted at the Capitol.” [emphasis added]
The motion continues, noting that:
“…the Supreme Court has made clear that an entrapment by estoppel defense is not available in cases where a government officials directive constitutes a ‘waiver of law’ beyond the official’s lawful authority.”
Finally, the motion says:
“Defendant should be prohibited from making arguments or attempting to introduce non-relevant evidence that former President Trump authorized Defendant’s conduct at the Capitol.”
"It is objectively unreasonable to conclude that President Trump could authorize citizens to interfere with the Electoral College proceedings…"
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) December 2, 2021
In other words, in their own arguments, the Department of Justice is saying that Trump didn’t incite anything. They cannot have it both ways.
If indeed he had “incited an insurrection,” any defendants who believed, such as this defendant, that they were “acting under the color” of the president’s authority would have their cases summarily dismissed.
Perhaps Liz Cheney (R-WY) and her politburo of Congressional “investigators” should read the DOJ’s own arguments and end this sham January 6 “investigation.”
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