Pete's Prep: Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

On second thought, let's wait on those voter records

The US Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina says 44 counties will have until early next year to comply with subpoenas for millions of voter data and documents.

From WRAL:

U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon's office agreed Thursday to work with  state and local elections officials to dial back a request that once seemed likely to pull 20 million voting records,  saying concerns over voter privacy and election officials' ability to  prepare for the November elections while also pulling documents had not  fallen on deaf ears.

Compliance with these subpoenas can wait until January, provided the  desired records are preserved, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sebastian  Kielmanovich told the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement in  a letter Thursday. Then, production can be handled on a rolling basis  to avoid burying elections officials in a massive request, the letter  states.

Democratic Congressmen David Price and G.K. Butterfield say they are working on an inquiry request to the agencies involved.

Andrew McCabe under grand jury investigation

Apparently, a grand jury has been meeting for months and hearing evidence against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe - who was fired in March.

The Washington Post reports:

The allegations against McCabe come largely from Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz, whose office concluded in a detailed report McCabe lied at least four times, three of them under oath, and he approved a media disclosure to advance his personal interests over those of the Justice Department.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe from the FBI in March — a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire. McCabe derided the move, which cost him a significant portion of his retirement benefits, as one meant to slander him and undermine special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation. McCabe launched an online campaign to raise money for his legal defense, collecting more than a half-million dollars in less than a week.

At that time, the public knew only the broad outlines of what Horowitz had discovered. In mid-April, the inspector general made public his damaging report. Horowitz referred his findings to the U.S. attorney’s office in D.C., which at some point launched its own investigation into the former deputy director’s conduct.

And here's a really great point:


But, wait! There's more!

Why does college cost so much? Ohio State University employs at least 88 administrators whose job is to promote diversity and inclusion.

Almost 100 people came out to oppose a proposed hotel/condo project. One called it "out of character" for the neighborhood. It's in downtown. Next to a dive bar and tattoo parlor.

From the Federalist: "Kim Kardashian Has Done More For Criminal Justice Reform Than Colin Kaepernick"

The Mayor of Leggett, NC and his wife were found dead. Police say suspects are in custody.

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