Skip to comments.Did Eric Holder Collude with the "Chicago Outfit" for $300K?
Posted on 09/10/2018 6:41:15 AM PDT by PBRCat
In March 2004, the Illinois Gaming Board awarded the license to the City of Rosemont, Illinois, adjacent to OHare Airport.
In response to allegations that criminal interests aligned with the Chicago Outfit (AKA The Mob) were active in Rosemont, then Illinois Governor Blagojevich, now prisoner #40892-424 in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, hired Eric Holder, former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during the Clinton Administration, to investigate, draft and release a report that would clear the Rosemont casino project with a clean bill of health.
The concern was Holder had a bias to do whatever Blagojevich wanted, which was to give the casino to Rosemont, said Jim Wagner, who was a top Chicago FBI agent before he joined the Gaming Board, from which he retired in December 2005. We all believed the only reason Holder was coming in was to fashion an investigation that would manipulate the casino into Rosemont.
Days after lawmakers authorized the Emerald Casinos move to Rosemont in 1999, the suburbs longtime mayor, Donald Stephens, met with five high-ranking organized crime figures to discuss what control the mob would have over contracts at the casino, an FBI agent testified..."
So, did Eric Holder colludedirectly or indirectlywith the Chicago Outfit for a $300,000 payday?
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
Nothing to see here, move along, don’t get all wee-weed up.....keep blaming Russia.
That is nothing compared to running guns to Mexican cartels.
Different pups from the same illicit litter.
bkmk - Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, now prisoner #40892-424
During my career as a lawyer I had several opportunities to take money for illegal and immoral purposes. I turned them down. I have neither money nor power and although Im a sinner I have peace.
In America, liberals are above the laws.
No one can lock them up.
No, he didnt ....he just unleashed the full force of the DOJ, in the person of AG Eric Holder
to pounce on Fox reporter James Rosen AND to intimidate Rosen's family.
Holder and Obama issued a court order for Fox News reporter James Rosen's emails labeling Rosen a criminal "co-conspirator."
Holder is as dirty as a $3 whore. As corrupt and without ethics as any obama cabinet member.
I think you are onto something. That word “collusion” is everywhere now. Put into many stories and reports for no other reason than to get people to associate that word with something nefarious. Seems like the media is trying to make the public believe that “collusion” really means bribery or much worse. I think we all know why.
Obama is, and always has been and I expect will always be a dedicated enemy of America and its constitutional government. JMHO!!!
Yes, that’s the big difference with Obama. Trump rants and raves at legitimate fakes news.
Obama sends the IRS and wolves out to get journalists and keep them in check.
Remember his last press conference with the press, how the Halfrican scolded with the press, “Now you’re not supposed to be sycophants, you know.”
Obama knew he controlled the press with the iron fist of a dictator. And he was chuckled to himself about that.
The founders excluded the children of foreign nationals from being President for very good reasons.
To bad we had not one appointed or elected that would stand for the Constitution.
Obama is NOT a natural born citizen.
Natural born citizens are naturally citizens because they only have one nationality.
If Bob Woodward REALLY cared about 'freedom of the press' he would write a book on this... but he won't because his real mission is to attack Republicans in general and Trump in particular...
How did they intimidate Rosen’s family?
And, having personally seen him in action, an inept and incompetent attorney.
The Justice Department did more than seize a Fox News reporter’s emails while suggesting he was a criminal “co-conspirator” in a leak case — it did so under one of the most serious wartime laws in America, the Espionage Act.
It is now well known that the Obama justice department has prosecuted more government leakers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all prior administrations combined - in fact, double the number of all such prior prosecutions. But as last week’s controversy over the Obama DOJ’s pursuit of the phone records of AP reporters illustrated, this obsessive fixation in defense of secrecy also targets, and severely damages, journalists specifically and the news-gathering process in general.
New revelations emerged yesterday in the Washington Post that are perhaps the most extreme yet when it comes to the DOJ’s attacks on press freedoms. It involves the prosecution of State Department adviser Stephen Kim, a naturalized citizen from South Korea who was indicted in 2009 for allegedly telling Fox News’ chief Washington correspondent, James Rosen, that US intelligence believed North Korea would respond to additional UN sanctions with more nuclear tests - something Rosen then reported. Kim did not obtain unauthorized access to classified information, nor steal documents, nor sell secrets, nor pass them to an enemy of the US. Instead, the DOJ alleges that he merely communicated this innocuous information to a journalist - something done every day in Washington - and, for that, this arms expert and long-time government employee faces more than a decade in prison for “espionage”.
The focus of the Post’s report yesterday is that the DOJ’s surveillance of Rosen, the reporter, extended far beyond even what they did to AP reporters. The FBI tracked Rosen’s movements in and out of the State Department, traced the timing of his calls, and - most amazingly - obtained a search warrant to read two days worth of his emails, as well as all of his emails with Kim. In this case, said the Post, “investigators did more than obtain telephone records of a working journalist suspected of receiving the secret material.” It added that “court documents in the Kim case reveal how deeply investigators explored the private communications of a working journalist”.
But what makes this revelation particularly disturbing is that the DOJ, in order to get this search warrant, insisted that not only Kim, but also Rosen - the journalist - committed serious crimes. The DOJ specifically argued that by encouraging his source to disclose classified information - something investigative journalists do every day - Rosen himself broke the law. Describing an affidavit from FBI agent Reginald Reyes filed by the DOJ, the Post reports [emphasis added]:
“Reyes wrote that there was evidence Rosen had broken the law, ‘at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator’. That fact distinguishes his case from the probe of the AP, in which the news organization is not the likely target. Using italics for emphasis, Reyes explained how Rosen allegedly used a ‘covert communications plan’ and quoted from an e-mail exchange between Rosen and Kim that seems to describe a secret system for passing along information. . . . However, it remains an open question whether it’s ever illegal, given the First Amendment’s protection of press freedom, for a reporter to solicit information. No reporter, including Rosen, has been prosecuted for doing so.”
Under US law, it is not illegal to publish classified information. That fact, along with the First Amendment’s guarantee of press freedoms, is what has prevented the US government from ever prosecuting journalists for reporting on what the US government does in secret. This newfound theory of the Obama DOJ - that a journalist can be guilty of crimes for “soliciting” the disclosure of classified information - is a means for circumventing those safeguards and criminalizing the act of investigative journalism itself. These latest revelations show that this is not just a theory but one put into practice, as the Obama DOJ submitted court documents accusing a journalist of committing crimes by doing this.—SNIP—
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