The Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the handling of the criminal case of Roger Stone, former political adviser to President Donald Trump. The probe by the department’s inspector general will reportedly look into Attorney General William Barr’s February decision to override a sentencing recommendation for Stone made by rank-and-file prosecutors. The prosecutors recommended a sentence of seven to nine years in prison for Stone, but the department later filed another recommendation asking for a lighter sentence. The DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General would not “confirm or deny the existence of any ongoing investigation” to The Epoch Times. Meanwhile, DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told media outlets that they “welcome the review.” She did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment. The revelation…
“We’ve been asked over and over and over again when we would leave California. The answer: now. See you in Nashville, gang!” Shapiro wrote.
The company is currently headquartered in Sherman Oaks, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles.
Shapiro noted “terrible governance” as a factor driving the decision, while suggesting more widespread dissatisfaction with the political environment among other business leaders.
“I’ve lived my entire life in California. Within weeks, we’ll be taking our 75 jobs and leaving. We’re not the first. And we certainly won’t be the last. Terrible governance has consequences,” he wrote in a separate tweet.
Boreing, who is co-CEO, told Deadline in an interview that that the decision to relocate operations to Nashville was fueled by deteriorating quality of life in Los Angeles, including costly housing and homelessness.
According to a June report from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which measured the state of homelessness in January 2020, the number of homeless in the city of Los Angeles grew by 16.1 percent from last year’s point-in-time count. Los Angeles Police Department crime statistics (pdf) show that, while city-wide property crimes have fallen by 9.5 percent in the year-to-date period compared to the same period in 2019, the number of murders has spiked by 14.7 percent, while the number of shootings has gone up by 12.9 percent.
Like Shapiro, Boreing expressed dissatisfaction with local governance.
“The dream of California and the weather were enough to draw us all here and keep us here, even when it was hard,” he told Deadline. “But it’s hubris to think you can keep making it worse and worse for people and that somehow the idea of temperate winters will be enough to make them stay forever.”
He said Daily Wire executives mulled setting up shop in Texas, but ultimately settled on Nashville because they expect to find a substantial talent pool of “creative talent” for potential new hires.
Boreing said staff have until Oct. 1 to decide whether to move to Nashville, adding that around 80 percent are expected to join the company in relocating.
Focus News: Daily Wire to Leave Los Angeles, Moving Headquarters to Nashville
WASHINGTON—Daimler AG will pay $2.2 billion to resolve a U.S. government diesel emissions cheating investigation and claims from 250,000 U.S. vehicle owners, court documents show. The German automaker and its Mercedes-Benz USA LLC unit disclosed on Aug. 13 it had reached a settlement in principle resolving civil and environmental claims tied to 250,000 U.S. diesel cars and vans after the automaker used software to evade emissions rules. Daimler said in August expected costs of settlements with U.S. authorities would total $1.5 billion, settling with owners will cost another $700 million and also disclosed “further expenses of a mid three-digit-million EUR (euro) amount to fulfill requirements of the settlements. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen said the settlements, which follow a nearly five-year investigation, will “serve to deter any others who may…