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High-ranking DOJ official to resign amid Fast and Furious, Virgin Island Bribery scandals
The Daily Caller ^ | 25 April 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 04/25/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT by Steely Tom

U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich plans to resign his position soon, as two different scandals rage on in which he has provided allegedly misleading information to Congress.

Weich, who has served as Attorney General Eric Holder’s emissary... will become the next dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law in July, according to the National Law Journal.

The DOJ official is the same Holder deputy who falsely told Congress that neither the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nor any part of the Department of Justice ever allowed illicit firearms to “walk” across the U.S.-Mexico border...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; corruption; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; obama; ronaldweich; weich
Off to your sinecure. You've done good.
1 posted on 04/25/2012 2:28:45 PM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: Steely Tom

Is that a mail order law school? But I guess being in B-More it is best to learn from an expert crook.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 2:30:38 PM PDT by RGF
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To: Steely Tom
So, you commit a crime, resign, and expect to get off scot free?

These people are pathetic. When do we start tarring and feathering these people? It's WAY past time.

3 posted on 04/25/2012 2:33:12 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Nachum

ping


4 posted on 04/25/2012 2:34:13 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Steely Tom

USVI. Interesting. Didn’t a (female) friend of the Obamas get moved to the USVI? Scuttlebut was that it was a tantrum from the wookie, but maybe there is more to the story.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 2:37:08 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: unixfox

This was probably all arranged last year. They just waited till an opportune moment to break the news. Now’s as good a time as any.

If the political affiliations were reversed, I believe there’d be Congressional hearings on this. Because Republicans might have to endure some nasty looks, expect the sound of crikets.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 2:37:22 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

March 24, 2012

On Friday evening, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich refused the congressional request for subpoenaed documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious– claiming that GOP lawmakers can’t be trusted with the information.

Press Here

7 posted on 04/25/2012 2:37:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: unixfox

Immediately prior to assuming his current position, Weich served as Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He earlier served as counsel to Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Arlen Specter. Prior to joining Senator Reid’s staff in January 2005, Weich was a partner in the law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City.

Weich, a native New Yorker, is a graduate of Columbia University and the Yale Law School.


8 posted on 04/25/2012 2:40:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Steely Tom

U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich was in that post for 2 years .. enough time to do some damage, hide some secrets, and move on ...


9 posted on 04/25/2012 2:40:27 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Steely Tom

TheDC’s investigation unearthed allegations that two DOJ prosecutors on a team of more than 25 accepted cash bribes from indicted finance executives in the U.S. Virgin Islands. And USVI Gov. John de Jongh allegedly accepted part of at least $20 million in cash bribes in exchange for favors from his administration. At least five other prosecutors, according to TheDC’s well-placed source in the DOJ, were compromised.

Weich’s letter denying the allegations was carefully worded. He addressed few specifics in TheDC’s reporting or in the letter Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley sent him requesting additional information. His response made no mention of sealed indictments, or of the lengthy investigation the DOJ conducted into the financial irregularities at the center of the Virgin Islands case.

Instead, Weich challenged only The Daily Caller’s decision to give its source protection through anonymity, claiming the DOJ has no knowledge of the alleged bribes explored in the story.

“The Department is not aware of facts supporting any allegations of bribery, as purported by the article,” Weich wrote.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/25/high-ranking-doj-official-to-resign-amid-fast-and-furious-virgin-islands-bribery-scandals/#ixzz1t5hcfh3J


10 posted on 04/25/2012 2:44:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Steely Tom

First blood!!


12 posted on 04/25/2012 2:55:46 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Steely Tom

Gets busted for lying and receives a golden parachute job teaching law. Could only happen to a SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT. He now will probably be a triple dipper pension receiver. We must vote these IDEALOGICAL SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC BUMS out on their commie rearends in November before it’s to late.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 2:56:02 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: Steely Tom

Got moved to “Bloggers&Personal.” I guess this isn’t news.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 2:56:56 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

Never mind the flunky

WE WANT HOLDER and ZER0 who need to GO


15 posted on 04/25/2012 2:59:36 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: kcvl
TheDC’s investigation unearthed allegations ...

This should be big news. Do you know if anyone else is chasing this story?

16 posted on 04/25/2012 2:59:54 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Steely Tom
Roger Clemens denied that he took performance enhancing drugs and he's on trial facing a long time in prison for "lying to Congress."

These guys helped kill or helped coverup the killings of possibly hundreds of people including Americans(!) and they escape with their fat retirements if on the job long enough; otherwise they just keep on truckin' til they are old enough to get theirs.

Will the corrections be made peacefully? I hope so but where are we going to find Congressmen and women with the courage to perform that duty?

17 posted on 04/25/2012 3:27:31 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Steely Tom

Time to file ethics charges against this POS with every bar he’s a member of. Remember, legal ethics charges were eventually what nailed Clinton.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 3:55:44 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: MestaMachine

Ping...

U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich “promoted” out of Washington. Out of sight-—out of mind.

The DOJ official is the same Holder deputy who falsely told Congress that neither the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nor any part of the Department of Justice ever allowed illicit firearms to “walk” across the U.S.-Mexico border...


19 posted on 04/25/2012 4:03:00 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Jet Jaguar

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


20 posted on 04/25/2012 4:08:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Break the law, obstruct justice, next stop: Law School Dean. - ping


21 posted on 04/25/2012 4:10:47 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Nachum

Okay. Now he needs to be arrested.


22 posted on 04/25/2012 4:11:18 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Steely Tom; Admin Moderator

Why did this get moved to bloggers and personal? This isn’t important news?


23 posted on 04/25/2012 4:19:01 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah

The admins hate you. It’s that simple. It’s old news.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 4:20:13 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Hmm, the admins may hate me or not, but I didn’t post the article. I read the whole thing at the link and I didn’t see how it was old news. But oh well.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 4:36:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Steely Tom

called the scapegoat for his boss

there is no doubt in my mind that the top tier at DOJ met before the Congessional testimony was given and decided how he was to testify.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 4:38:50 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: little jeremiah

The admins move in strange and mysterious ways....


27 posted on 04/25/2012 4:45:04 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yes, they certainly do... Hmm - it’s in news now.

I was banned for a day once. So, you may be right.


28 posted on 04/25/2012 4:58:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: unixfox

We did not tar and feather nazi trash at Nuremburg.

That would have been considered a slap on the wrist.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 5:00:15 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: little jeremiah; Cyber Liberty; Admin Moderator

I do not question the decisions of the Admin Moderator. Frightful things can happen to those who trifle with the Admin Moderator.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 5:04:19 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

I realized that I was playing with fire...

Somehow I didn’t get burned (this time).


31 posted on 04/25/2012 6:44:30 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Onward and...upward...ping.


32 posted on 04/25/2012 7:00:11 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Steely Tom; maica; Freee-dame
Weich, who has served as Attorney General Eric Holder’s emissary... will become the next dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law in July, according to the National Law Journal.

Perfect.

33 posted on 04/25/2012 7:40:07 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Steely Tom

bttt


34 posted on 04/26/2012 12:09:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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