November 19, 2017

Yes, the Trump administration is getting some things done

Paris Accord Trump

People should understand that despite the media bleating, the TRump administration is accomplishing many worthwhile aims. Fritz at A View From the Beach gives us one example of swamp draining

DoJ No Longer Sharing Lawsuit Payouts With Activist Groups

An important — and expensive — incentive for legal action involving the Department of Justice will come to an abrupt end. The DoJ announced this morning that it would end the practice of crafting settlements to lawsuits that resulted in significant financial awards to activists groups, a practice that had flourished in Barack Obama’s administration. A memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejects this policy, saying any punitive and restorative damages collected in lawsuits should go to American taxpayers:

In a memo sent to 94 U.S. attorneys’ offices early Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would end the practice that allowed companies to meet settlement burdens by giving money to groups that were neither victims nor parties to the case.
Sessions said the money should, instead, go to the Treasury Department or victims.
“When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American people—not to bankroll third-party special interest groups or the political friends of whoever is in power,” Sessions said in a statement.

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  1. Sorry, but this is a retarded decision. Nobody has been punished for this supposed corruption and no law has been passed that prevents future administrations from engaging in this practice.

    Sessions has literally handed the Dems a victory here. He’s been nothing but a disappointment since his confirmation.

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