Skip to comments.Obama Seeks Special Prosecutor for Voter Registration Probe
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 Obamas 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, Obamas 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.
Bauer said there appears to be an unholy alliance between law enforcement officials and Republican officials, including presidential nominee John McCains campaign.
Bauer, in his letter to Mukasey, argued that McCains 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.
And this allegation is based on what???
Kind of like handing it over directly to Camp Obuma, right Saddam?
Pretty funny. Obama’s group is committing voter fraud, and Obama wants to pick the investigator
Oxymoron: Obama’s Legal Team
Yeah, the SP’s report ought to be ready just in time for the 2012 election...
I think the claims are on tape.
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.
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.
“And this allegation is based on what???”
Everything Republicans do is evil. Duh.
They are figuring that they can’t win without all the fraudulant votes.
The Reds vs. the Whites.
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?
OHHHH .. Ok
Republicans want to investigate vote fraud, and OBAMA wants to investigate the INVESTIGATORS??
HEIL FUHRER OBAMA!!
Most Presidents are in office a year or two before the special prosecuter is needed. Obama needs investigating even before he is elected.
They should get Jesse Jackson. Then when he stonewalls the investigation before the election, he can be called Ol’ “Stonewall” Jackson.
"Unholy alliances" are just about the only kind Obama and his people have with anybody...or anything.
Calling Janette Reno!
Jackson will have another love child during the investigation
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.
What alternate universe are we living in this election.
Fox: ACORN’s computers “disappear” from Boston office under FBI investigation
Fox News Live | 10/17/08
A few more inside jobs and there may be nothing to investigate.
Hide the evidence! Stage a breakin!!!
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.
This is a glimpse into the future.
God help America.
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.
Yup, RICO. Obama’s ego - and utter lack of legal knowledge - may have just put him personally in legal jeopardy.
“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?
The great right wing conspiracy again. Doesn’t this asshole ever shut the f*** up?
Does 0bama have Mukaskey on his speed dial?
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.
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.
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.
too clever for his own good
pride goeth before the big boom boom bye bye
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?
“And this allegation is based on what???”
BS. But after all, they are Democrats.
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.
How does THIS provide it for us? Sorry, but you gotta’ draw a picture for ME.
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 Ive ever seen any serious inquiry into it. The RATs have been doing it for so long now they actually think theyre entitled to it! May their souls rot in hell for destroying what was once the envy of the world; the USA.
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.
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......
Tactic is used all the time by the Left when they have been caught.
Yes, you have. Scary, isn’t it?
.....Heinrich Himmler, Obama’s Gestapo Chief will seek the immediate extermination of anyone who dares oppose.....
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.
I read it right. Do you know who Himmler was? Maybe my humor is too subtle.