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Obama Seeks Special Prosecutor for Voter Registration Probe
http://www.freep.com/article/20081017/NEWS15/81017065

Posted on 10/17/2008 5:41:32 PM PDT by lieutenant columbo

Obama's legal team seeks special prosecutor for voter registration probe

By TODD SPANGLER • FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF • October 17, 2008

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s legal team wants a special prosecutor to determine whether partisan politics is at play in a reported though unconfirmed Justice Department investigation of a voter registration effort which has been the target of numerous complaints of late, including one in Michigan.

With the election just over two weeks away, Bob Bauer, Obama’s chief lawyer, said in a conference call with reporters this afternoon that he is asking U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to to hand over to special prosecutor Nora Dannehy any probe into what Bauer called “bogus claims of vote fraud” that mirror concerns raised by Republicans two years ago....“Are we seeing a repeat now?” said Bauer. “It would seem that we are.”

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Bauer said there appears to be an “unholy alliance” between law enforcement officials and Republican officials, including presidential nominee John McCain’s campaign.

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Bauer, in his letter to Mukasey, argued that McCain’s claim of widespread fraud are “entirely unsupported” while Republicans want to “harass” and “impede” voters by challenging them at the polls, an accusation GOP officials have denied, saying they only want to combat fraud.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorninvestigation; howtostealanelection; specialprosecutor; stonewall; votefraud
Fasten your seat belts.
1 posted on 10/17/2008 5:41:32 PM PDT by lieutenant columbo
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To: lieutenant columbo
Bauer said there appears to be an “unholy alliance” between law enforcement officials and Republican officials, including presidential nominee John McCain’s campaign.

And this allegation is based on what???

2 posted on 10/17/2008 5:43:17 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher; Obama is America's George Galloway.)
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To: lieutenant columbo
"...to hand over to special prosecutor Nora Dannehy>>>"

Kind of like handing it over directly to Camp Obuma, right Saddam?

3 posted on 10/17/2008 5:45:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around - Barack HUSSEIN Obama.)
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To: lieutenant columbo

Pretty funny. Obama’s group is committing voter fraud, and Obama wants to pick the investigator


4 posted on 10/17/2008 5:45:52 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: lieutenant columbo

Oxymoron: Obama’s Legal Team


5 posted on 10/17/2008 5:46:23 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: lieutenant columbo

Yeah, the SP’s report ought to be ready just in time for the 2012 election...


6 posted on 10/17/2008 5:46:24 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I think the claims are on tape.


7 posted on 10/17/2008 5:46:58 PM PDT by scooby321 (Cai)
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To: lieutenant columbo
Yep, a real special Special Prosecutor. ; )
8 posted on 10/17/2008 5:48:45 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: lieutenant columbo

Ignoring the problem and refusing to investigate can be partisan too. That’s what they’re doing in Ohio, and that’s what we do in Minnesota.

If claims of widespread fraud are unsupported, how do you explain the fact that employees of ACORN have been indicted for voter fraud election cycle after election cycle?

By the way, if there is a special prosecutor, I bet he’ll hold a few press conferences before the election, furrowing his brow at serious allegations and questions being raised, then he’ll report sometime around January that officials appointed by Repulicans acted perfectly ethically.


9 posted on 10/17/2008 5:48:55 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: gov_bean_ counter

And this allegation is based on what???

On the idea that Obasm smells trouble in paradise; it’s all just slip-sliding away. Needs a scapegoat and why not this one rehashed.


10 posted on 10/17/2008 5:49:35 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (two roads diverged and I chose the one less travelled by)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“And this allegation is based on what???”

Everything Republicans do is evil. Duh.


11 posted on 10/17/2008 5:50:11 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: lieutenant columbo

They are figuring that they can’t win without all the fraudulant votes.


12 posted on 10/17/2008 5:51:01 PM PDT by RC2
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To: lieutenant columbo

The Reds vs. the Whites.


13 posted on 10/17/2008 5:54:01 PM PDT by unspun (Pray and Work! http://www.presidentialprayerteam.org)
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To: lieutenant columbo

How about a special prosecutor to look into the “Lie Squad” in Missouri, or a civil rights investigation on the Delaware AG who falsely arrested an Obama detractor?


14 posted on 10/17/2008 5:54:17 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: lieutenant columbo

OHHHH .. Ok

Republicans want to investigate vote fraud, and OBAMA wants to investigate the INVESTIGATORS??

HEIL FUHRER OBAMA!!


15 posted on 10/17/2008 5:57:13 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - to Conservatives a WARNING, to Liberals - a TEXTBOOK)
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To: Da Coyote
Oxymoron: Obama’s Legal Team

RICO

16 posted on 10/17/2008 5:58:07 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (The beauty of conservatism, Sarah Palin.)
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To: lieutenant columbo

Most Presidents are in office a year or two before the special prosecuter is needed. Obama needs investigating even before he is elected.


17 posted on 10/17/2008 5:59:10 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: realcleanguy

They should get Jesse Jackson. Then when he stonewalls the investigation before the election, he can be called Ol’ “Stonewall” Jackson.


18 posted on 10/17/2008 5:59:17 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: lieutenant columbo
Bauer said there appears to be an “unholy alliance” between law enforcement officials and Republican officials, including presidential nominee John McCain’s campaign.

"Unholy alliances" are just about the only kind Obama and his people have with anybody...or anything.

19 posted on 10/17/2008 5:59:27 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: lieutenant columbo

Calling Janette Reno!


20 posted on 10/17/2008 6:00:58 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (`Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: weegee

Jackson will have another love child during the investigation


21 posted on 10/17/2008 6:01:48 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: CARTOUCHE
And this allegation is based on what???

Whaa....? You don't know??

If you suggest to someone that they NOT vote for Obama because he is dangerous, you are violating THAT person's rights through intimidation.

That is the new line of attack from the Obama-worshiping Ossociated Press.

22 posted on 10/17/2008 6:04:48 PM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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To: lieutenant columbo
So Obama pays ACORN to commit voter fraud then demand he get to name the special prosecutor to oversee it????

What alternate universe are we living in this election.

23 posted on 10/17/2008 6:05:04 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: realcleanguy

Fox: ACORN’s computers “disappear” from Boston office under FBI investigation
Fox News Live | 10/17/08
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2108495/posts?

A few more inside jobs and there may be nothing to investigate.


24 posted on 10/17/2008 6:08:20 PM PDT by weegee (In honor of Joe the Plumber, at noon, we should all lower our trousers to half mast.)
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To: weegee

Hide the evidence! Stage a breakin!!!


25 posted on 10/17/2008 6:10:09 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: lieutenant columbo

Obama’s outsized ego just put him on very thin ice. Using his office to impede an ongoing criminal investigation is a crime in itself. And the people going after ACORN aren’t likely to take this lying down because Obama has directly targeted them.


26 posted on 10/17/2008 6:11:36 PM PDT by piytar
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To: lieutenant columbo

This is a glimpse into the future.

God help America.


27 posted on 10/17/2008 6:13:07 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: lieutenant columbo
Obama AND the MSM are just making one of their last attempts to destract the american people to the real issue and it is Michelle's RECORDED conversation when SHE called African Press International and demanded and rebuked them for fair reporting. She asked for racial bias in their reporting to support her husband because he is black.

She also admits that Barry is adopted by a foreigner.

Michelle(Omarosa), call the decorator and cancel the order of the new drapes for the White House.

28 posted on 10/17/2008 6:13:28 PM PDT by Rapunzel (Never forget Fallujah..S. Helvenston RIP.....Sarah...Sarah...Sarah loves America)
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To: Navy Patriot

Yup, RICO. Obama’s ego - and utter lack of legal knowledge - may have just put him personally in legal jeopardy.


29 posted on 10/17/2008 6:13:56 PM PDT by piytar
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To: Lady Heron

“So Obama pays ACORN to commit voter fraud then demand he get to name the special prosecutor to oversee it????”

Nope, he demands investigators to intimidate the investigators going after his pet group ACORN. This is going to blow up BAD. I was hoping for a huge October Surprise. Who knew that the One would provide it for us?


30 posted on 10/17/2008 6:16:48 PM PDT by piytar
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To: lieutenant columbo

The great right wing conspiracy again. Doesn’t this asshole ever shut the f*** up?


31 posted on 10/17/2008 6:19:19 PM PDT by gotribe (obama just sucks)
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To: lieutenant columbo

Does 0bama have Mukaskey on his speed dial?


32 posted on 10/17/2008 6:20:57 PM PDT by sportutegrl (0bi has been looking a little wan.)
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To: lieutenant columbo

They just want Mukasey, who gave them Patrick Fitzgerald on the Plamegame, to give them another guy who wants to make a political name for himself; and deflect the true investigation from real legal goals.


33 posted on 10/17/2008 6:21:27 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: gwilhelm56

Hey, it worked with Fannie and Freddie. Now, you will get “democracy”, brought to you by the same people who prevented the investigators from preventing the fraud that led to the implosion of the economy.


34 posted on 10/17/2008 6:25:45 PM PDT by Sense
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To: lieutenant columbo

Oh folks, get used to this: Hussein, when he is the occupant of the Oval Office, will be ramming probes up the hinder of every remaining conservative official below the federal level.

A purge is about to begin, and it won’t be pretty.

Glad I just joined the NRA. They may be the only ones left standing for the Constitution when freedoms begin to be abrogated.


35 posted on 10/17/2008 6:30:32 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (A vote for Hussein is insane!)
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To: lieutenant columbo

too clever for his own good

pride goeth before the big boom boom bye bye


36 posted on 10/17/2008 6:32:06 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: lieutenant columbo

What is it with Democrats and Special Prosecutors? They must think they own the prosecutors. In any event, wasn’t the special prosecutor law allowed to lapse a few years ago, because the party’s got tired of the office being used as a political football?


37 posted on 10/17/2008 6:32:37 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Who would you trust to fix your toilet: Joe the Plumber or Hussein the Plumber?)
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To: CARTOUCHE

“And this allegation is based on what???”

BS. But after all, they are Democrats.


38 posted on 10/17/2008 6:33:32 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Who would you trust to fix your toilet: Joe the Plumber or Hussein the Plumber?)
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To: lieutenant columbo

If you believe THAT, I have a bridge I’ll sell you at a discount, just because it’s you. If, God forbid, Obama gets elected, that will be the LAST anyone EVER hears about cleaning up ACORN! All this is, is pandering to sucker people into voting for him.


39 posted on 10/17/2008 6:33:50 PM PDT by Tucker39 (I Tim. 1:15b " .....Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.")
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To: piytar

How does THIS provide it for us? Sorry, but you gotta’ draw a picture for ME.


40 posted on 10/17/2008 6:36:04 PM PDT by Tucker39 (I Tim. 1:15b " .....Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.")
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To: lieutenant columbo
”…what Bauer called “bogus claims of vote fraud”…”

Bogus my a$$! The democRAT Vote Fraud Machine has been running rampant and unfettered since at least 1960 (Cook County, IL) and this is the first time I’ve ever seen any serious inquiry into it. The RAT’s have been doing it for so long now they actually think they’re entitled to it! May their souls rot in hell for destroying what was once the envy of the world; the USA.

41 posted on 10/17/2008 6:36:13 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: Tucker39

My understanding is the Obama’s request is use of his Senate office to interfere with ongoing criminal investigations. That’s a major no-no. May also have RICO implications. If any of the investigators have guts - or a sense of self-preservation - they will take legal counter-action. Probably not enough time for an actual indictment, but it is barely within the realm of possibility.

/Just my opinion. I’m not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice.


42 posted on 10/17/2008 6:50:13 PM PDT by piytar
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To: lieutenant columbo
Let me get this straight:

There are allegations of voter fraud and the FBI is going to investigate. The Obama camp is calling for a special prosecutor, NOT to investigate whether or not there is voter fraud, but to investigate why there is an investigation.

Did I get that right?

If so, words fail me......

43 posted on 10/17/2008 7:09:20 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Be bold. Be brave. You're an American.)
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To: TexasNative2000

Tactic is used all the time by the Left when they have been caught.


44 posted on 10/17/2008 7:12:18 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: TexasNative2000

Yes, you have. Scary, isn’t it?


45 posted on 10/17/2008 7:26:37 PM PDT by piytar
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To: lieutenant columbo

.....Heinrich Himmler, Obama’s Gestapo Chief will seek the immediate extermination of anyone who dares oppose.....


46 posted on 10/17/2008 8:56:15 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: LeonardFMason

You guys are reading it wrong.

He doesn’t want to name the special prosecutor whose job is to investigate voter fraud.

He wants a special prosecutor to investigate those who are complaining of voter fraud.


47 posted on 10/17/2008 9:45:34 PM PDT by studly hungwell (Mohammad and Marx: Spreading mysery and death wherever their ideas go.)
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To: studly hungwell

I read it right. Do you know who Himmler was? Maybe my humor is too subtle.


48 posted on 10/18/2008 5:58:44 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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