Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

On a Tuesday just before Halloween in 2018, a group of federal prosecutors and agents from Texas arrived in Washington. For almost two years, they'd been investigating the opioid dispensing practices of Walmart, the largest company in the world. They had amassed what they viewed as highly damning evidence only to face a major obstacle: top Trump appointees at the Department of Justice.

The prosecution team had come to Washington to try to save its case. Joe Brown, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, led the group, which included Heather Rattan, an over-20-year veteran of the office who had spent much of her career prosecuting members of drug cartels.

Before the Texas prosecutors could file their case, however, Walmart escalated concerns to high-ranking officials at the DOJ, who then intervened. Brown was ordered to stand down. On Aug. 31, 2018, Trump officials officially informed Walmart that the DOJ would decline to prosecute the company...




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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-25 09:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Isn't there a Walmart representative on Pence's virus task force?

Not trying to minimize the importance of Walmart during the pandemic (eff I hated saying that). But why let them off the hook for profiting off the opioid epidemic?

#2 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-03-25 09:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Note that I can count one ONE hand the number of times that I've been inside a Walmart.


#3 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-03-25 10:38 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by horstngraben

Profiting is one thing. Actively participating in creating the problem is quite another. I know what you are saying about hating to say that. Huge GOP donors in control at Walmart... It'd have to be a big deal for Feds in Texas to bring it to DC. It would be convenient if that information made its way to the states via FOIA or just a concerned citizen...

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-03-25 11:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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