Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Trump’s Former Friend & Aide Omarosa
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against former Trump aide and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman for allegedly failing to file a required financial disclosure report after she was fired in 2017. The civil complaint alleges that the former “Apprentice” star “knowingly and willfully” failed to “file the required public financial disclosure report after her employment terminated with the Executive Office of the President.”
In addition, the lawsuit states that Manigault Newman was given a “post-government employment briefing” in December 2017, following her firing, in which “she was advised of her obligation … to file a termination financial disclosure report” within 30 days as part of the Ethics in Government Act.
According to the complaint, she failed to do so.
During her tenure in the Trump administration, Manigault Newman served as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. She also allegedly ignored several email requests from the Justice Department, as well as from the White House Counsel’s Office, that reminded her of her obligation to complete and return requested forms and documents.
A White House attorney emailed the controversial reality star following the 30-day deadline warning she could face a $200 late filing fee. However, the complaint states, she continued to ignore repeated efforts to get in touch with her.
The offense is punishable by a fine of $50,000, which the government is requesting the ex-White House staffer be charged. Read More at The National Sentinel.
Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch stated on July 1, 2016, that she “fully expected to accept” the FBI recommendations on the Clinton email probe.
Now it looks like the FBI actually ‘accepted’ the Obama DOJ recommendations on the Clinton email probe.
Isn’t that a bit like:
“Mom, can I go to the mall?”
“Go ask your Dad.”
“Dad, Mom said I could go to the mall, see you later!”
The Justice Department explicitly instructed the FBI in 2016 not to charge Hillary Clinton with “gross negligence” for her mishandling of classified information when she served as secretary of state, according to congressional testimony provided by former Bureau attorney, Lisa Page.
Responding to a question from Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, Page said the FBI, including Comey, thought Clinton may have committed gross negligence.
“We, in fact — and, in fact, the director — because, on its face, it did seem like, well, maybe there’s a potential here for this to be the charge. And we had multiple conversations, multiple conversations with the Justice Department about charging gross negligence,” she told members of Congress.
Ratcliffe wanted to make the point clear: “When you say advice you got from the department, you’re making it sound like it was the department that told you: ‘You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to.’”
Page replied, “That’s correct.”
Lisa Page said the DOJ, then run by Loretta Lynch, stopped all that.
Lynch announced after her infamous airport tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton while Hillary was under FBI investigation that she would allow the bureau to decide whether the former secretary of state should be charged for her mishandling of classified information.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 1, 2016
Now, either I am an idiot, or one of those two are lying.
Loretta Lynch ‘Fully expected to accept’ the FBI recommendations, because she already knew she was going to make sure the ‘recommendation’ was what she wanted!
Last year, in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Lynch said she did not recall “concerns being raised” by Comey when the Clinton probe was categorized as a “matter.”
Comey later publicly testified before Congress that he felt “queasy” about being told to use that terminology.
The Washington Examiner explains:
The FBI ultimately recommended that no charges be brought against Clinton, though the agency’s then-director conceded she was “extremely careless.”
Now, compare Page’s closed-door interview to Lynch’s 2016 congressional testimony. The former attorney general told members of Congress, “I made the decision, some time ago, that I would accept the recommendation of that team … When I received it, there was no basis not to accept it and again I reiterate my pride and faith in them.”
She also said, “I met with … career prosecutors and agents who conducted that investigation. I received and accepted their unanimous recommendation,”
“I received the recommendation of the team and that team was composed of prosecutors and agents. With the unanimous recommendation as to how to resolve the investigation, and what the information that they had received,” and “I accepted that recommendation. I saw no reason not to accept it.”
For some reason, I do not think we need a huge investigation to see what happened. I also do not think too many smart people believe the story that Lynch and Bull Clinton were just discussing grand-kids in the secret tarmac meeting….
Unless, the head of the Justice Department, Loretta Lynch, did not know what was going on in her own DOJ….
And that would make her just severely incompetent!