Skip to comments.Holder Defends AP Probe: 'Aggressive' Action Necessary, 'Very Serious Leak'
Posted on 05/14/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT by Nachum
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“Holder lies, as does his boss.”
After watching the press conference, I googled “lying facial cues.” I rewatched Holder and noted the following tell tale signs.
1. Looking to the left often if the person is right-handed (he is). Check.
2. Furrowing the brow and lifting eyebrows. Check.
3. Shaking the head as he is affirming something. Check.
4. (And in Holder’s case), Moving his lips. Check.
Absolutely...That also applies to his boss.
And the IRS Scandal and the AP scandal are to draw fire away from the Benghazi scandal.....
What’s frustrating is that people are really missing the point of what happened here. They are defending this as necessary to go after Obama national security leakers. I agree that they shouldn’t be leaking this stuff, but that’s not why DOJ took this action.
They did this because the AP wrote articles unfavorable to them. Articles that disagreed with their statements. This was punishment. And it dried up their sources, who are now afraid to talk to them. It sends a message to the press. Disagree with us and we will make you pay.
The White House sold out that doctor in Pakistan the helped get Osama Bin Laden, but you know, national secrets are very important when it comes to our friends on foreign soil.
And then you have our Ambassador and his staff on foreign soil.
But boy, Obama and company sure are national security sticklers aren’t they.
AP: If you’re buying their excuses, you deserve to wither and die on the vine.
My take is the AP was hot on a story and the White House wanted to know what the reporters knew and who they were talking to.
It was information gathering with the intent of being ready with advance notice of the story to address it.
In other words, find out what the reporters know by finding out who they are talkin to, then see what that person is capable of delivering to the press.
A thwarted terrorist attack.
Welcome to the Obamugabe Regime...a Reich that thinks it will never end.
Those Bin Laden raid leaks that landed that Pakistani doctor in prison were pretty serious too. But that was a long time ago. What difference does it make at this point?
The AP upstaged der Bamma:
Since O'bammy trademarked 'I killed bin Laden', this was obviously a gross breach of copyright.
I think the other thing that Obama and his minions didn’t like was that the story showed the CIA in a favorable light and showed that Obama’s darling Muslims were still trying to come up with ways to kill us.
Obama hates the CIA and it wouldn’t surprise me if this was “leaked” by someone there. It’s certainly no surprise to Muslim nutcases everywhere that the CIA is trying to keep tabs on them, and I don’t see that enough information was given to have any effect on the CIA or national security. Obama was simply angry that the story of more Muslim attempted terrorist attacks came out, particularly since he was trying to claim that there was no such thing now that “he” had killed bin Laden. The attack was timed to coincide with the anniversary of bin Laden’s death, so that would certainly undermine his narrative.
As for why these are all coming at once, it’s because some people have been emboldened by the Benghazi testimony and realize that there is safety in numbers and they should come forward NOW while they still can. This is not a distraction from Bengahzi but makes it all the more complicated and plausible and reveals that Obama has a pattern of acting like this and also of punishing anyone who opposes or even questions him. Even the US and perhaps now the British left doesn’t like that.
We did absolutely nothing to protect or help that doctor, either. It’s a scandal, as far as I’m concerned.
Benghazi is now bye bye?
I don’t think so, in fact I am quite sure we will be seeing this investigated right through the elections next year and beyond
I don’t think Holder will be forced to resign anytime soon. He serves a purpose for Obama, which is to be Obama’s scapegoat. It reminds me of a time I worked for a corrupt government agency. Don’t ask for any names or details, but we faced a new crisis every day, but I had some serious job security while my colleagues were not so safe. So when we had crisis meetings, it was my job to say, “oops, I’m sorry that was my fault, I’ll make sure it never happens again.” Then everybody was happy and I won employee of the year for that agency. But we had so many crises that I thought there’s no way I could even keep my job, so when I submitted my letter of resignation, the boss was shocked and asked, why did you quit? We were going to name you ‘employee of the year’ But I had a guilty conscience for basically doing nothing but pretending to work. So I handed in my letter of resignation.
Well , a guilty conscience is certainly not something that is ever going to afflict the likes of Holder - or Obama! They simply don’t have one to begin with. It’s all about power to them.
But I think the difference is that there are possible legal implications for them. It is just emerging, for example, that in addition to being meant simply as harassment of conservative groups in general, the IRS’s activities may have been meant to influence the election. The Cincinnati office, which was the immediate source of the harassment of conservative groups, is also the office responsible for ALL of the “battleground states” and thus it is possible that this attack, started about the time that Obama’s thoughts were turning towards 2012 in a major way, was meant to prevent conservative groups from having their voices heard or being able to have any political influence in these states.
I think all of them, if this goes much further, could be looking at jail time. And they know it. That’s why Hillary was so adamant about refusing to be sworn in her so-called testimony on Benghazi: she knows she’s lying and that she’s covering up a lot more than just incompetence. I think they are really sweating right now and the question is whether our system can work and call them to account or if they’ll be able to tough it out and override the system - once again.
I don’t condone the leaking, but the messenger is hardly the problem. Same was true when leaks were made during the Bush Administration to the NYT. The problem here is the JustUs Department attempted to right the first wrong by infringing on the 1A right of the press. Their solution to a crime was to commit a crime. They put themselves above the law. That’s tyranny. That’s why we have a 2A and a perfect example of why we need to defend the 2A.
“We had to do it, but I don’t know anything about it.” Nobody in the obonbo administration is ever around or in charge of anything. All important decisions are made by underlings, so why do we have to pay for know-nothings like holder and obongo?
isn’t tapping your phone with out your
consent against the Constitution?
Now we have a study going on that black kids are disciplined more in school than any other race...duh, they make up 90% of the city school system they looked at.
I wonder how it looks for the Senate in 2014...
“Ive read this sentence over and over and still cant figure out what it means.”
I’m thinking perhaps translation of Holder’s ebonics with a poor grammar correction?
Change one word for another that sounds a bit like that word and then incorrectly apply “without” instead of “with”?
Today at a Department Of Justice press conference Attorney General Eric Holder said he has no problem about (corrected to “with” but instead corrected to “without”) letting the Associate Press answer the charges of a leak endangering national security.
I think DOJ was searching for Benghazi leakers myself.
I smell a rat on the AP story. I think it’s made up between AP and the administration to deflect from Benghazi.
I agree. I think Dear Leader and AP have an understanding and are just putting on a big act.
There would be no “leaks” that could be utilized this way,
(strictly for the political advantage of the WH, as if they were rushing to control something that might put the nation in jeopardy), if they were even remotely forthcoming about what they were doing, enough to “trust” the Press with any information they might give THEM, and US.Instead, the Press has gone ahead and done what it is their duty to do, with little or no “guidance” from the WH. That constitutes a
Agree that the CIA has reached their limit. I grew up as an agency brat (both parents) and worked there myself for a number of years, so I understand the “culture”. They will put up with a lot, accept the blame, let false perceptions ride, etc. They are used to that.
What’s different about this is that they know they’re not being protected. There were many people deeply scarred by what happened to William Buckley in Beirut and they have never gotten over it. I have friends who are supposed to go to Mali (with their children!) and after Benghazi they freaked out. They’re terrified and I’ve never seen that before. I think this is why we’re starting to see them push back. They know they’re being sent out with no protection and no back up and that they won’t stand for.
“Whats different about this is that they know theyre not being protected.”
That’s exactly the problem. Everybody knows that in certain jobs, your function is to be the fall guy, but that’s simply to cover up after the fact. But now there are real human lives in play.
Somebody posted a great article by Daniel (?) Jonescu this morning that I will try to find and ping you to - I’ve sent it to friends.
Thanks, that would be great.
I’m so not a conspiracy theorist, but I have to admit the CIA officer outed in Russia made me pause. When is the last time something like that has happened? If there is someone in this administration outing our foreign officers to send a message, they truly do not know the war they have started.
A good question. Wonder what dirty tricks are going on in the contested election states.