The Mueller Investigation Is Over, Now We Wait

Attorney General William Barr informed Senate and House Judiciary Committee leadership that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion is over.

Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as the 85th Attorney General by a 54 to 45 vote that went mostly along partisan lines.

Trump’s Unconstitutional Ban on Bump Stocks

Shane Vander Hart: President Donald Trump’s ban on bump stocks is unconstitutional, represents executive overreach, and will likely be ineffective.

Matt Whitaker Steps Into Attorney General Role at Crucial Time

Penny Nance: Matthew Whitaker is an outstanding choice for acting Attorney General. CWA asks that he makes good use of his time in this position.

Jeff Sessions Out As AG, Iowan Matt Whitaker Named Acting Attorney General

President Donald Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions out and named Iowa native Matt Whitaker as Acting Attorney General.

Grassley Refers Avenatti, Swetnick for Criminal Investigation

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Julie Swetnick and her attorney Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department for criminal investigation.

(Video) Sasse Warns Against Firing Attorney General Sessions

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE): “It would be a very, very, very, bad idea to fire the Attorney General because he’s not executing his job as a political hack.”

Atheist Groups Call DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force “Theocratic” and “Troubling”

Atheist groups called the new religious liberty task force at the U.S. Department of Justice “troubling” and said that the “theocratic” task force would “bring down the wall of separation.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force at the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday morning.

12 Russian Intelligence Officers Indicted in DCCC, DNC, and Clinton Campaign Hack

A grand jury convened as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation returned an indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officers for their interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

How to Address the Problem of Separating Families at the Border

Shane Vander Hart: Media coverage of families being separated on the U.S. Southern border has been dismal and overlooks facts. Congress can act to remedy this crisis and still follow the rule of law.

DOJ Seeks to Protect Houses of Worship from Illegal Land Use, Zoning Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice launched the Place to Worship Initiative that will focus on protecting the ability of houses of worship and other religious institutions to build, expand, buy, or rent facilities.

Grassley: Investigations Should Be About Fact Finding

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): “Investigations, whether by law enforcement or Congress, should be about fact-finding and uncovering the truth, not about undermining a political adversary. The American people deserve full and complete answers.”

Episode 27: The Memo Is Released!

On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers discuss the memo released by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on how the FBI and Department of Justice obtained a FISA warrant to investigate Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page.

Oral Arguments Heard in Vital Religious Liberty Case Before Supreme Court

Money quote from Justice Anthony Kennedy: “…the state in its position here has neither been tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips religious beliefs.”

Trump Administration Takes Steps to Protect Religious Liberty

The Trump Administration took steps to protect religious liberty through conscience protection from the HHS contraceptives mandate and new DOJ guidance.