FBI Files Show Steinbrenner Dodged Agents Probing His Illegal Donations to Nixon

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com WASHINGTON — The often outspoken and never shy late Yankees owner George M. Steinbrenner was not so talkative when it came to an FBI probe into his illegal campaign contributions to President Nixon’s re-election campaign, the New York Daily News reported. Based on FBI documents released Thursday, the Daily News reported…

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Senate Confirms Only 1 of 5 U.S. Attorney Nominees Before Heading Home

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com WASHINGTON — Just before heading home for the holidays, the U.S. Senate confirmed only one of five pending nominees for U.S. Attorney, the news website Main Justice reported. The Senate on Wednesday confirmed by unanimous consent Christopher Thyer for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The others were sent back to President…

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Meet the New Sheriff: Robin Ashton to Head Justice Dept. Office of Prof. Responsiblity

By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com WASHINGTON — Meet the new sheriff. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder Jr. announced Thursday that federal prosecutor Robin C. Ashton will head up the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) at the Department of Justice. “As a veteran career prosecutor, Robin is uniquely qualified to serve as Counsel for Professional Responsibility, and I…

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