George Floyd died of strangulation after Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck. This same officer had a litany of complaints filed against him, but the District Attorney, Amy Klobuchar, failed to take any disciplinary action against him.
Klobuchar refused to prosecute officers during her tenure as district attorney; instead, she deferred matters to a grand jury. A mother whose son was shot and killed by the police wrote a letter to Klobuchar begging her to prosecute the case against the officer herself. She never responded to the letter, and she refused to prosecute the case herself.
Joe Biden was one of only three Democratic Senators to vote for the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act. The financial industry, including credit card giants like MBNA, needed the support of Democratic Senators to pass the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act, which made it difficult for consumers to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and easier for credit card companies to collect on debt.
The outcome? Record profits for the credit card companies at the expense of consumers.
MBNA was Biden’s largest donor, contributing nearly $200,000 during his time in the Senate. Biden’s close relationship with MBNA executives, along with his son’s role as a “consultant” at the firm, likely influenced his decision to vote in favor of the Bill. Coincidentally, his son was working as a “consultant” for MBNA between 2001 and 2005; this, at a time when MBNA and other big credit card firms and banks were lobbying for the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act.
Former F.B.I. Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe, was fired last Friday by Attorney General Sessions after a 21-year stint in the FBI. No, it wasn’t Trump that fired McCabe, as the talking heads have been insinuating. Instead, it was a collaborative effort by the Justice Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) to investigate allegations of misconduct by McCabe and issue a disciplinary proposal. After the OPR reviewed the OIG report, they recommended Sessions fire McCabe.
Career Justice Department and FBI officials—rather than political appointees selected by Trump—conducted the investigation that eventually resulted in the FBI deputy director’s dismissal. Inspector General Michael Horowitz was appointed by Obama; and Candice Will, who’s the head of the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (FOPR), was appointed by FBI Director Robert Mueller. Indeed, this was an independent government personnel decision by career apolitical employees at the Justice Department.
The report alleges that McCabe lied under oath when answering questions about whether he made an “unauthorized disclosure to the news media.”
McCabe began his career out of law school and rose to the position of Deputy Director in 2016. The firing came after an investigation by the Justice Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) under Michael Horowitz, and the FOPR led by FBI Assistant Director Candice Will.
Make no mistake: this was not a political decision forced by President Trump or any external party. The recommendation to fire McCabe came from the FBI’s own Office of Professional Responsibility, led by FBI Assistant Director Candice Will, who has been in her position since her appointment by then-Director Robert Mueller in 2004. In other words, this was the FBI itself recommending to the attorney general that, based on well-established precedent, one of their own should be fired for not meeting the high standards of integrity expected of an FBI employee.
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Mr. McCabe’s wife, Jill McCabe, received $467,500 in campaign funds in late 2015 from the political-action committee of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime ally of the Clintons and, until he was elected governor in November 2013, a Clinton Foundation board member.
In February 2106, Mr. McCabe ascended from the No. 3 position at the FBI to the deputy director post. When he assumed this role, officials said he started overseeing the probe into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server for government work when she was secretary of state.