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FBI takes computers from home of former Iowa senator Kent Sorenson
Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 12/5/2013

Posted on 12/05/2013 12:28:53 PM PST by iowamark

FBI officials executed a search warrant at former state Sen. Kent Sorenson’s home two weeks ago and confiscated computers and other materials connected to presidential campaign politics, his lawyer said Wednesday.

“We were not notified that he was the target of any investigation,” attorney Theodore Sporer said. “They took computers and things that would be used to verify or validate communications with presidential entities.”

Earlier this year, a report from a state special investigator suggested that two presidential campaigns — those of Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul — may have violated federal election laws by skirting rules to funnel money to Sorenson for campaign work.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: kentsorenson; michellebachmann; mitchmcconnell; ronpaul
Des Moines Register: Sorenson case might focus on two provisions of campaign-related law

The Iowa Republican: Ron Paul’s Minions Create a Mess for McConnell Campaign

1 posted on 12/05/2013 12:28:53 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Bachman, Paul, Sorenson.

Republicans.

FBI under Eric Holder.

Something stinks like a bi&ch.


2 posted on 12/05/2013 12:32:55 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: iowamark

The Obama Oppression and Retaliation Team lumbers on


3 posted on 12/05/2013 12:34:06 PM PST by Regulator
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To: iowamark

The Obama Oppression and Retaliation Team lumbers on


4 posted on 12/05/2013 12:34:06 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Venturer

political witch hunt


5 posted on 12/05/2013 12:34:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Venturer

KGB tactics???


6 posted on 12/05/2013 12:36:04 PM PST by OldNavyVet ("Learn from science that you must doubt the experts" ... Richard Feynman)
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To: iowamark

Notice Eric the Corrupt didn’t take any initiative to track down those pre-paid Visa card donations to His Arrogance the Mexican Cartels pretty much funded a large part of his campaign.


7 posted on 12/05/2013 12:36:45 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Some people might call it a confidence game or swindle, others call it ObamaCare!)
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To: iowamark; All

Attorney General of the FBI Gestapo strikes again.

Heil Holder! Heil! Seig Heil!


8 posted on 12/05/2013 12:37:46 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Venturer; GeronL
No, Sorenson is a sleaze.

He was Michelle Bachmann’s campaign manager here in Iowa. At the last minute; he took money from Ron Paul and threw Bachmann under the bus.

Only a very ethically challenged person would do what he did.

9 posted on 12/05/2013 12:38:00 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: iowamark

VALERIE JARRETT....................She warned us..................


10 posted on 12/05/2013 12:38:12 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Venturer

One side is held to UNERRING and UNFORGIVING standards.

The other side is not regulated AT ALL and can do ANYTHING they want.

Gosh, this looks NOTHING like 1930’s Germany. No no no.


11 posted on 12/05/2013 12:38:29 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Venturer
How many Freepers are old enough to remember the case of Congressman George Hansen of Idaho? He was prosecuted, imprisoned and nearly killed over an alleged technicality in a campaign charge.

All because he held hearings to tame the IRS. He was next in line to chair the committee which oversees the Fed.

After several years of unjust imprisonment and near financial ruin, the BS charges were finally dropped and he was 100% exonerated.

Very selective prosecution, much like the quote of Ayn Rand's villian in Atlas Shrugged.

12 posted on 12/05/2013 12:39:02 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Ok. I'm willing to buy that -- you are a long time freeper, and seem to have information that matches this investigation.

Still. My above statement still stands on its' own merits.

13 posted on 12/05/2013 12:39:45 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

But...but...but...the Republicans were going to DEMAND that Holder be fired for Fast and Furious! Or was that the Black Panthers ... or the AP phone records ... or was that for not appointing a special prosecutor over the IRS persecution of conservatives?

Anyhow, they were going to get right on all those things, right?


14 posted on 12/05/2013 12:41:19 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: iowamark

I remember when the FBI had an impeccable reputation and was not abused by political animals like the illegitimate usurper they are currently following orders from.


15 posted on 12/05/2013 12:41:27 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: OldNavyVet

From the article posted, there does not seem to be any evidence against Sorenson and that leads me to believe that this as well as other Obama-Holder prosecutions against Republicans is nothing more than a political prosecution.

The House should vote to defund such investigations.


16 posted on 12/05/2013 12:42:14 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Lazamataz

HereInTheHeartland is correct about Sorenson...and you are correct about the double standard.


17 posted on 12/05/2013 12:42:25 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: iowamark

They did nab Jesse Jackson Jr.


18 posted on 12/05/2013 12:43:04 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Lazamataz
I was very suspicious when he took the Paul money; figured something was dirty with it.

I think he is very guilty! But will have to wait and see all the evidence.

19 posted on 12/05/2013 12:43:52 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Oliviaforever
“The House should vote to defund such investigations.”

No, Sorenson is NOT someone to stick up for. He belongs in Chicago politics

20 posted on 12/05/2013 12:45:05 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: GeronL; Venturer

Exactly. I see they skipped over Pelosi and Dean.


21 posted on 12/05/2013 12:46:41 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Sorenson is not part of the Chicago Democratic Machine and unless I see conclusive evidence, this smells like Democrat controlled political prosecution.


22 posted on 12/05/2013 12:47:57 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: RetiredTexasVet
The campaign website was open to foreign contributions in both 2008 and 2012, and public records show thousands of contributions from foreigners and under phony names.

Zero investigation, and zero interest from Pravda (WaPo) and Izvestia (NYTimes), of course.

We really are sinking into a more and more open despotism-- look at the IRS announcing new 'regulations' that are basically announcing that they will resume suppressing Tea Party and Republican groups.

Congressional investigations don't mean squat with a regime and propaganda organ media like ours.

23 posted on 12/05/2013 12:48:54 PM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Oliviaforever

Anyone here in Iowa knows the situation.
He is NOT someone you want to stick up for. He ACTS LIKE he is from Chicago.


24 posted on 12/05/2013 12:48:59 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: iowamark

“We were not notified that he was the target of any investigation,” attorney Theodore Sporer said. “They took computers and things that would be used to verify or validate communications with presidential entities.”

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Bull-loney. Sorenson has been under investigation for some time now. He knew this was coming. And this was all his own doing.


25 posted on 12/05/2013 12:50:20 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: iowamark
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26 posted on 12/05/2013 12:55:06 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: iowamark

Obama was elected through fraud - will the FBI be removing Barry from office anytime soon???

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/26/officials-found-guilty-in-obama-clinton-ballot-petition-fraud/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/17/indiana-dem-official-sentenced-to-prison-for-08-ballot-fraud-in-obama-clinton/

http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/26/ballot-fraud-convictions-shed-light-on-obamas-08-illinois-campaign/

So - actually - Obama should not have been legally appointed to the POTUS...uhm...I guess laws don’t matter when you are an elitist!


27 posted on 12/05/2013 12:57:23 PM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: iowamark

he’d better hope he doesn’t have any pictures of his kids in the bathtub on those computers, or his life is over.


28 posted on 12/05/2013 12:59:22 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Now that you mention it, I do recall that. Thx.
Background use to be meaningful.


29 posted on 12/05/2013 1:02:41 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

98% of politicians are sleaze/ All I would like to se is equal enforcement of the law. We all know Obama got foreign money. Whjere is that investigation?


30 posted on 12/05/2013 1:06:18 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

As long as conservatives are wishy washy when involved in the political arena, these sorts of ‘’persecutions’’ by the other side will continue.
We are already in the political gutter. The other side has no qualms whatsoever about doing what they want to get what they want. We had better become dirty rotten bastards ourselves or this country is doomed.


31 posted on 12/05/2013 1:17:07 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: iowamark
I wonder if the Obama/Holder machine isn't getting a two-fer; the Stasi had been doing a post-primary proctological on Michele Bachmann's campaign which could conceivably have turned this up. OTOH, someone in Iowa may have simply gotten fed up with some Ron Paul supporters (genuine or hired) and blew the whistle.

The ugliness of a number of candidates' Iowa organizations in '08 and '12 made the GOP look like a Dem thug farm team.

Mr. niteowl77

32 posted on 12/05/2013 1:21:34 PM PST by niteowl77 (Establishment Republicans possess fewer guts than the last gnat that hit the windshield of your car.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Or Soros, or unions, or Government kickbacks/ACORN.


33 posted on 12/05/2013 1:53:41 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: niteowl77

You hit the nail on the head. If it walks like a duck. . .


34 posted on 12/05/2013 1:57:50 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Thumper1960

“As long as conservatives are wishy washy when involved in the political arena, these sorts of ‘’persecutions’’ by the other side will continue.”

Again, this guy is a sleaze. What he did was blantantly wrong and in the open. He stabbed Michelle Bachmann in the back and went to work for another campaign shortly before the primary.
Not someone to defend. I am glad he is being held accountable for any illegal things he did.


35 posted on 12/05/2013 2:01:17 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I’ll hold my breath while the Republicans demand holder be fired for Fast & Furious. PHFTT


36 posted on 12/05/2013 2:38:25 PM PST by tillacum
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