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Senators Demand FBI Head Answer Questions About Indictment of Dinesh D'Souza
Weekly Standard ^ | 2/21/14 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 02/21/2014 9:49:46 AM PST by Nachum

Four United States Senators have a written a letter to FBI director James Comey about the indictment of author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. Senators Charles Grassley, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee are the four senators, all Republicans, to have signed the letter.

The letter quotes Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz as saying, "I can't help but think that [D'Souza's] politics have something to do with it. ... It smacks of selective prosecution."

And, the senators write, "To dispel this sort of public perception that Mr. D'Souza may have been targeted because of his outspoken criticisms of the President, it is important for the FBI to be transparent regarding the precise origin of this investigation."

The senators provide a dozen direct questions for the FBI director to answer. "To explain the details of these routine reviews and provide context to those who may be skeptical of the origins of this investigation, please provide answers to the following questions regarding FBI's regular review of campaign files:

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dsouza; fbi; senators

1 posted on 02/21/2014 9:49:46 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 02/21/2014 9:50:07 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

And the White House response:


3 posted on 02/21/2014 9:50:58 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Nachum

Does anyone seriously doubt this was political???


4 posted on 02/21/2014 9:55:01 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

5 posted on 02/21/2014 9:57:42 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Does anyone doubt that whoever is responsible for the TARGETED ATTACK will be prosecuted?


6 posted on 02/21/2014 9:57:57 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: FReepers

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7 posted on 02/21/2014 10:00:47 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Nachum
I believe Dinesh has another film coming out in advance of congressional elections.

It will likely be a good one; his collaborator is the man who made "Schindler's List".

If this is true, this is no doubt why the IRS targeted him in an attempt to discredit his message.

8 posted on 02/21/2014 10:00:48 AM PST by what's up (su)
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To: Nachum

The letter quotes Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz as saying, “I can’t help but think that [D’Souza’s] politics have something to do with it. ... It smacks of selective prosecution.”

The only question I have here is why it took so long to write the letter. It’s become obvious to me over the last five years that we either stand up for our rights or they’re gone. Sadly more and more politically appointed judges have made rulings that trample our guaranteed rights. And where court rulings are not made, governing agencies like the EPA and IRS make them. We need to respond quickly and aggressively while awaiting our turn at the ballot box. Issues need to see daylight and remain in full sight lest the public forget transgressions against citizens, both individually and in general.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 10:02:32 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: ilovesarah2012

This wasn’t political.
Nor was having the IRS audit Sarah Palin’s Dad. Repeatedly.
Nor was the IRS audit of the guy with lung cancer who criticized Obamacare.
Or the raid of Gibson Guitar.
Or phone-tapping Congress, or Merkel.
Or ...


10 posted on 02/21/2014 10:03:16 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Nachum
Boehner: . . . "i just wanna know who's going to jail" . .

Oh, wait, that was the SOTH response to the Obama led weaponization of the Internal Revenue Service. I'm sure nothing will come of this. .

If pressed by "media", Obama will claim the first he heard about it was from a story in Playgirl magazine or Cosmopolitan.

11 posted on 02/21/2014 10:03:36 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Flick Lives

- I am looking at having some simple basic black baseball caps (Magum PI style) made up with the two words : YOU LIE boldly printed on them -

- i doubt many politically savvy people will want to stop and chat about the weather with me -

- There was very recent poll taken on how the various groups would vote on another OBAMA Vs ROMNEY election after the Obamaqueer mess and more - such as blacks losing even more jobs - with an unemployment rate of 14.5% - more surprising was the Hispanics -

- Sorry - I cannot give you the URL/source or polling outfit name - others with better STML can correct, edit, add info please -

- HISPANICS - 100% voted NO for Obama (78% voted for Obama in 2012) do not lrepeatedly lie to Hispanics

- BLACKS - 45% voted NO for Obama (99% voted for Obama in 2012) - wow - see Chicago black clergy meetings recently - goodbye Barry

- ALL DEMOCRATS - 55% of DEMS voted NO for Obama (80-something% voted for Obama in 2012)

- ASIANS -sorry - I cannot recall - (but wow - 82% voted for Obama in 2012) - more recent west coast welfare Asians are mostly moochers

- OBAMA Vs ROMNEY right now - Obama - 46% / Romney - 54%

- It’s the economy & leaving those brave Americans behind in Benghazi stupid!


12 posted on 02/21/2014 10:10:05 AM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: dirtboy

Obama’s “transparent” alright; you can see right through him like a little boy caught with his hand in the cookie jar - an ugly little boy at that.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 10:11:14 AM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Nachum

And when they are ignored or get a brush off reply, what are they going to do about it? I think we are past the time when the GOPe can or is willing to be a check on the Obama Regime. The only real avenue of control (other that the people themselves) is through the House and Boehner and that isn’t going to happen. The GOPe must change radically or be replaced by a new party.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 10:12:24 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Nachum

When a president seeks to imprison someone who makes movies about him that he doesn’t like, or when a president forces his FCC into newsrooms to ensure his image be properly maintained.. Uhh, it’s time to wonder if there will even be a 2016 election. No wonder Hillary isn’t making any moves.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 10:15:52 AM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: Flick Lives

Why do all these people go along with Obama?


16 posted on 02/21/2014 10:17:25 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum

It is a very good letter. But I suspect that it will be ignored. Holder has already demonstrated how to handle inquiries. He ignores them. There are no penalties.

After all, the Senate is dominated by Democrats who support selective prosecution, harassment, and intimidation of their enemies. They are enjoying great success at this time.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 10:17:42 AM PST by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Flick Lives

Or the IRS harassing Dr. Ben Carson, His Family, his associates, his favorite charities... a mere coinky dink!


18 posted on 02/21/2014 10:19:08 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Nachum

My respect for Alan Dershowitz continues to grow. He has been as liberal as they come for most of his life, but the recent pronouncements against this regime’s march to totalitarianism shows that he is above all a man of principle.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 10:19:09 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: olezip

There are indications oozing from the Senate that argue for public hangings ... the fascism is glaring at We The disenfranchised People, yet these thuggish bastards continue to squash men like Dinesh who expose the ugliness of the current regime. But his one is only one order of magnitude fascist over the previous one.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 10:20:34 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: left that other site

There is no more blatant indication that neither party has Americans’ interests at heart is that very point you make ... a true opposition party would not be winking and nodding at the IRS as the overwhelming evidence that the org is being used to squelch the regime’s ‘enemies’. And yet the Congress is more than willing to let that same thuggish brownshirt org run the ‘enforcement’ of the obamacare fascism!


21 posted on 02/21/2014 10:24:02 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Point is, the Democrats are not strong enough to say outright “We’re doing this for political reasons.”


22 posted on 02/21/2014 10:25:39 AM PST by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: MHGinTN

Yes Indeed.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 10:31:57 AM PST by left that other site
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To: miele man

bump for later read


24 posted on 02/21/2014 10:36:38 AM PST by miele man
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To: Nachum
D'Souza's bail was set at $500,000 and he was released after promising that one financially responsible person would sign "a personal recognizance bond" within a week. The case was then adjourned until March 4. D'Souza spent six hours at the courthouse and was briefly handcuffe
25 posted on 02/21/2014 10:37:08 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: unixfox

I think you meant to put a “not” in there...


26 posted on 02/21/2014 10:39:26 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Flick Lives
"This wasn’t political.
Nor was having the IRS audit Sarah Palin’s Dad. Repeatedly.
Nor was the IRS audit of the guy with lung cancer who criticized Obamacare.
Or the raid of Gibson Guitar.
Or phone-tapping Congress, or Merkel.
Or ..."

Remember Dr. Ben Carson's negative critique of Obamacare during the Prayer Breakfast with Obama sitting next to him, taking notes? COINCIDENTALLY, Dr. Carson says HE WAS AUDITED BY THE IRS RIGHT AFTER THAT. I wonder if Obama's notes consisted of "have Dr. Ben Carson audited"???

You're onto something here.. I see a thread, listing 'political persecutions by Obama' on the horizon!

27 posted on 02/21/2014 10:42:31 AM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: Nachum
Throughout history, political persecutions have led to civil wars. Although, none of those wars were very, "civil."

5.56mm

28 posted on 02/21/2014 10:51:57 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Nachum
"To dispel this sort of public perception that Mr. D'Souza may have been targeted because of his outspoken criticisms of the President, it is important for the FBI to be transparent regarding the precise origin of this investigation."

May? May have been targeted? Because of his criticisms of Obama? Gimme a break.

The FBI and IRS (targeting Ben Carson) are going after high profile conservatives because it intimidates citizens. The IRS and FBI know the MSM will pick up on these stories and scare the bejeezus out of everyone..

29 posted on 02/21/2014 11:06:32 AM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because the left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfi)
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To: Nachum

They. should do the Same for ex Virginia gov. They were afraid he would gohigher in politics.


30 posted on 02/21/2014 11:22:30 AM PST by Carry me back
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To: Carry me back

He could possible run for president. Not one word from those sellouts


31 posted on 02/21/2014 11:24:06 AM PST by Carry me back
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To: Nachum

D’Souza is at the very top of the Kenyan’s enemies list. Ungood.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 11:24:55 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Nachum

33 posted on 02/21/2014 11:27:13 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum

Bump


34 posted on 02/21/2014 12:05:10 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Obama has a list!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rEO-X2QPu8


35 posted on 02/21/2014 12:46:30 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
If every Freeper on this thread will fax support to these Senators and then send the request onto their lists...maybe something will finally get done.

Senators Charles Grassley (202) 224-3744
Jeff Sessions (202) 224-4124
Ted Cruz,R, TEXAS: 202-224-5922
Mike Lee R, Utah: 202-224-5922

Fax those senators and lend them your support...silencing Dinesh D'Souza is not an option for a supposedly free society...where is his right to free speech...Obama is becoming more and more tyrannical daily....STOP the FBI (Obama) NOW.......I just faxed them, and called the offices of my senators...please take action today.

36 posted on 02/21/2014 12:48:43 PM PST by yoe
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why do all these people go along with Obama?

John 3:19
New International Version (NIV)

19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
37 posted on 02/21/2014 1:16:07 PM PST by Old Yeller (P)
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