Obama Removed 500,000 Pedophiles From Background Check Database
- Type of protection : Granting release
- Category: Paedophile protection by state government
- Created: Thursday, 15 March 2018 23:12
- Written by Sean Adl-Tabatabai - News Punch
Barack Obama ordered the FBI to remove over 500,000 names of potential murderers and pedophiles from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI director David Bowdich testified Wednesday.
Dailycaller.com reports: According to The Washington Post, the FBI considered any person with an outstanding arrest warrant to be a fugitive. On the other hand, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives defined a fugitive as someone who has an outstanding arrest warrant and has crossed state lines.
That disagreement was settled at the end of Obama’s second term, when the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel sided with the ATF’s interpretation.
Under President Donald Trump, the DOJ defined a fugitive as a person who went to another state to dodge criminal prosecution or evade giving testimony in criminal court, and implemented the Office of Legal Counsel’s decision. The decision meant that around half a million fugitives were removed from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
“Otherwise they were not known to be a fugitive under the law and the way it was interpreted,” he added.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced the Justice Department will “aggressively” pursue any person who lies on their background check.
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