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Category Archives: U.S. Department of Justice

Who Killed President Kennedy And Why?

Via Oriental Review, In late October President Trump ordered that “the veil be lifted” from the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. More than 3,000 new, previously classified FBI, CIA, and Congressional documents were released to the public. A quick overview of the material shows that the bulk of it […]

Paradise Papers: Massive New Leak Exposes Tax-Haven Secrets, Links Wilbur Ross To Russia

One year after the Panama Papers revealed billions in assets are held in offshore "tax haven" accounts by some of the world's most powerful and wealthy individuals, on Sunday a huge new leak of financial documents disclosed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) – a global network that won the Pulitzer Prize this […]

Frontrunning: October 24

Corker Tells Trump to Stay Out of the Tax Debate (BBG) Food fight? After spats on Twitter, Trump’s having lunch with Senate Republicans (McClatchy) As ‘New Era’ Dawns, Xi’s Party Stays Out of the Sun (WSJ) China enshrines ‘Xi Jinping Thought’, key Xi ally to step down (Reuters) U.S. Set to Resume Admitting Refugees but […]

HSBC Forced To Ban Bankers From Trading Stocks In Their Personal Accounts

HSBC has a shaky relationship with regulators.  Back in 2012, the bank admitted that it helped Mexican drug cartels launder money and did business with Iran and other sanctioned nations. To avoid charges, it signed a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the U.S. Department of Justice which required it to improve its internal controls and […]

Brazil Plunges Into Fresh Political Crisis After Temer “Hush Money” Recordings Emerge; Market Crashes

The presidency of Brazil’s Michel Temer, who replaced disgraced and impeached predecessor Dilma Rouseff last summer, lasted about one year without a major corruption scandal. That changed tonight, when Brazil’s O Globo newspaper which was instrumental in exposing the Carwash scandal which ultimately led to Rouseff’s downfall and the arrest and incarceration of countless politicians, […]

So Many Triggers

Authored by Jeff Thomas via, It’s not a story that’s likely to appear on the evening news, but it certainly should. Deutsche Bank has announced that it will create more shares, selling them at a 35% discount. Existing shareholders have not been pleased and, in the first four days since the offer was announced, […]

Stealing From The Citizenry: How Government Goons Use Civil Asset Forfeiture To Rob Us Blind

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets—all without so much as charging you […]

How The FBI Laid A Trap For A Financial Scandal’s Mastermind

How did authorities zero in on Tom Hayes, the disheveled, socially awkward mastermind of the Libor scandal? An excerpt from David Enrich's new must read book ‘The Spider Network’ A Trap for a Trader On a mild, damp March afternoon in 2011, Sarah Tighe and her husband Tom Hayes arrived in the prenatal wing of […]

Court Of Appeals Unanimously Rejects Trump’s Travel Ban: Full Ruling

In a decision that will hardly come as a surprise, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously (including one GOP appointee) ruled for the U.S. to remain open to refugees and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries while the Trump administration fights to reinstate a travel ban in the name of national security. The […]

Futures Unchanged In Thin Pre-Holiday Tape; Italian Bank Bailout Lifts European Shares

European stocks halted two days of declines, with the Stoxx 600 fractionally in the green and Italy’s bonds climbing after Monte Paschi requested a bailout and Italy pledged to provide support for its other ailing lenders. S&P futures were little changed among extremely thin volumes while Chinese stocks dropped amid concerns on higher borrowing costs. […]