The Justice Department official in charge of informing Congress about the newly reactivated Hillary Clinton email probe is a political appointee and former private-practice lawyer who kept Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta “out of jail,” lobbied for a tax cheat later pardoned by President Bill Clinton and led the effort to confirm Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
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Time For Truth: (Fox News) – DOJ official who penned letter on Clinton probe represented her campaign chairman
Theo Francken, Belgium’s secretary of state for migration, said he will appeal a court ruling that the country must grant a visa to a Syrian family wanting to apply for asylum in Belgium, according to local broadcaster VRT.
The Belgian Court of First Instance ruled the state must pay a penalty of €4,000 for each day the visa is delayed.
The Syrian family of four is seeking an official visa to come to Belgium without traveling by sea. They claim they will apply for asylum as soon as they are in the country.
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Time For Truth: (Politico) – Belgium claims court ruling will open migrant floodgates
A former Secret Service officer who published an explosive tell-all from his days guarding the Bill and Hillary Clinton White House is planning to file a defamation lawsuit against his detractors, The Post has learned.
A lawyer for Gary Byrne, whose book “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate,” has sent notices to Media Matters for America and David Brock informing them that he intends to file suit.
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Time For Truth: (New York Post) – Ex-Secret Service officer behind Clinton tell-all planning defamation suit
An alleged accomplice in the Sept. 11 terror attacks underwent reconstructive surgery for decade-old damage from his “sodomy” in CIA custody and was to be returned to his clandestine prison to recuperate, his attorney said Saturday.
“All they said is there was minimal bleeding and he is recovering,” attorney Walter Ruiz, a Navy Reserve commander, said Saturday morning.
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Time For Truth: (Miami Herald) – Lawyer: ‘Sodomized’ Guantánamo captive recovering after surgery. Prison: No comment
Lawyers for the main suspect in last year’s Islamist attacks in Paris say they will no longer defend him as he has chosen to remain silent.
Salah Abdeslam is angered at being placed under 24-hour video surveillance, Frank Berton told BFM TV.
“We said from the beginning… that if our client remained silent we would quit his defence,” he said alongside fellow lawyer Sven Mary.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Paris attacks: Lawyers for Salah Abdeslam 'will not defend him'