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Report: Holder Tells DEA Chief to Get in Line
Weekly Standard ^ | May 16 2014 | Michael Warren

Posted on 05/16/2014 7:54:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

The head of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration was called in to speak with Attorney General Eric Holder and told to get in line with the Obama administration's policy on lessening sentencing for drug offenders, according to a report from the Huffington Post.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: thugs
get in line????
1 posted on 05/16/2014 7:54:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

If you’re a political appointee, then you’ve got two choices: agree to tow the line of the administration you serve, or resign.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 7:58:23 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: MeshugeMikey

I could not imagine having to work for this administration. What a bunch of arrogant folks.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 7:58:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
get in line????

You know like Immigration and Customs Enforcement!

In 2013, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials freed 193 people who had been convicted of homicide, 426 of sexual assault, 303 of kidnapping and more than 16,000 with drunken-driving records.

4 posted on 05/16/2014 8:04:32 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: MeshugeMikey

If the DEA chief had any integrity, he would have resigned on the spot and told Holder exactly where to go.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The DEA has zero authority to indict and prosecute criminals, and thereby affect the sentence handed down by the judge. Federal crimes are prosecuted by US attorneys. DEA is an investigatory body.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 8:07:49 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

Eric Holder=Drama Queen!


7 posted on 05/16/2014 8:13:37 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Cboldt

Yes, an investigatory body.

Perhaps the congressional contemptable one was telling him to tone down his rhetoric.

I wish Hoover was in charge of DEA today. It would be interesting seeing him parry with the AG as he did with Bobby Kennedy.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 8:13:46 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: napscoordinator
I could not imagine having to work for this administration. What a bunch of arrogant folks.

Not just arrogant, but evil to the core.

9 posted on 05/16/2014 8:14:20 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: TexasCajun
any other President would have cut Holder loose already..

This one is PROUD of the FINE JOB he's doing.

Lil Mister Fast and Furious's DAY IS COMING
10 posted on 05/16/2014 8:15:54 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Cboldt
The DEA has zero authority to indict and prosecute criminals, and thereby affect the sentence handed down by the judge. Federal crimes are prosecuted by US attorneys. DEA is an investigatory body.

And they can refuse to provide evidence to prosecuting attorneys unless the attorney agrees to plea bargain Obama's sons and let them off easy.

11 posted on 05/16/2014 8:20:11 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Cboldt

He basically said keep drawing your bug fed salaries but don’t do anything.


12 posted on 05/16/2014 8:22:49 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

“big”


13 posted on 05/16/2014 8:23:17 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: MeshugeMikey
Eric Holder=Drama Queen!


14 posted on 05/16/2014 8:25:37 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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15 posted on 05/16/2014 8:26:21 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: ErnBatavia

Imagine Stedman and Holder in the same room together!


16 posted on 05/16/2014 8:27:26 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Timber Rattler

FYI, Michele Leonhart is the Obama appointed DEA Administrator and the DEA chief of whom you speak.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Leonhart


17 posted on 05/16/2014 8:29:36 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Separated at birf.....


18 posted on 05/16/2014 8:33:18 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Drug Enforcement Administration takes on a new meaning.


19 posted on 05/16/2014 8:48:06 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Cboldt
The DEA has zero authority to indict and prosecute criminals, and thereby affect the sentence handed down by the judge. Federal crimes are prosecuted by US attorneys. DEA is an investigatory body.

Probably means to lie about the amount of drugs found. If you find a ton change it to an ounce.

20 posted on 05/16/2014 8:52:05 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Memo to Attorney General Eric Holder: How about getting in line with US laws instead of the tyrant’s demands.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 8:58:18 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: Rapscallion
Mrs Holders lil boy Ricky is having so much fun playing captain of the Royal Guard isnt he.

whatever BECAME of that Voter Intimidation PROBLEM he was looking into???




22 posted on 05/16/2014 9:00:46 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Wow


23 posted on 05/16/2014 9:48:28 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Rapscallion

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/05/dea-adminstrator-balks-at-obama-holders-latest-attack-on-standards.php

DEA ADMINSTRATOR BALKS AT OBAMA-HOLDER’S LATEST ATTACK ON STANDARDS
As befits an administration that exalts leftist politics over law enforcement, the Obama administration has been plagued by several “revolts” by its law enforcement arms. When President Obama nominated Debo Adegbile, who led an ideologically-based defense campaign for a convicted cop killer, the FBI Agents Association balked. When Attorney General Holder came out in favor of legislation that would drastically cut back on mandatory minimum sentences for drug pushers, the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys balked.

Now, the Obama administration’s Drug Enforcement Administration administrator, Michele Leonhart, is speaking out against the same pet Holder legislation. The Huffington Post reports that during testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee a certain “farmer from Iowa” asked Leonhart about the role of mandatory minimums in drug cases. She responded:

Having been in law enforcement as an agent for 33 years, [and] a Baltimore City police officer before that, I can tell you that for me and for the agents that work for DEA, mandatory minimums have been very important to our investigations. We depend on those as a way to ensure that the right sentences are going to the … level of violator we are going after.

Leonhart has clashed with the Obama administration on other drug related matters, as well:

Leonhart has already reportedly slammed the president behind closed doors for comparing weed to alcohol, and has said that the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado — which the Obama administration allowed to move forward — has only made DEA agents “fight harder.”

She’s also suggested that gangs are taking over in Washington and Colorado in the wake of marijuana legalization, even as Holder has said he’s “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in those states.

In Holder’s case “cautiously optimistic” is probably a euphemism for “doesn’t give a damn.”

The lightening of sentences for drug offenders is another front in the war on standards, a war the success of which means major American decline. As Bill Otis puts it:

How does a civilization choose decline? In many ways, one of which is by deciding to go easier on its criminals.

With serious consideration of slashing even minimum drug penalties, attacks on any imposition of the death penalty, clemency for heroin pushers, dumbed down sentencing, psychobabble defenses, and the ubiquitous snarl of “racism!” to banish any thought of accountability — decline is what America, with its current enervated and morally blase’ Administration, is choosing.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 9:59:15 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
"How does a civilization choose decline? In many ways, one of which is by deciding to go easier on its criminals."

Another things covert Narco nations have in common is a bad habit of letting crime run amok. I'm not sure why they do it , but they let crime slide and let criminals out of jails. Maybe its part of the distraction, but that is exactly how Chavez turned Venezuela into the murder capital of the world. Anyone thinking the sociopthic cartel are going to bring their drug into a regulated, capitalistic, free market, and sing koombaya are sadly mistaken. It's going to turn into hell on earth.

25 posted on 05/16/2014 10:05:47 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

In Michigan, the biggest drug kingpin in Michigans history, who had over $21 million in drugs moeny, with $3 million cash in the house, was released on an unsecured bail.?????

What judge would do that? Somebody tell me how we are not corrupt to the core? Since when is news like this buried, and an old basketball owners jealous booty call national headline news?

This is so insane, it would be laughably entertaining, if it wern’t so ominous. We’re screwed.


A Macomb County man described as one of the biggest drug dealers in the history of metropolitan Detroit remained on the run Wednesday but federal authorities say they are making progress on tracking him down.

The U.S. Marshal Service has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Carlos Powell, who cut his ankle tether Monday and disappeared right before a jury reached a guilty verdict in his trial.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 10:15:04 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: Timber Rattler

> If the DEA chief had any integrity, he would have resigned on the spot and told Holder exactly where to go.

Integrity and Liberalism are like oil and water.
Never going to happen.


27 posted on 05/16/2014 10:30:09 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (It’s 2014 and muslims still own and profit from slavery and selling slaves.)
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To: Timber Rattler

> If the DEA chief had any integrity, he would have resigned on the spot and told Holder exactly where to go.

Integrity and Liberalism are like oil and water.
Never going to happen.


28 posted on 05/16/2014 10:30:29 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (It’s 2014 and muslims still own and profit from slavery and selling slaves.)
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To: mgist

Very good point.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 12:33:07 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Good one! :)


30 posted on 05/16/2014 12:36:37 PM PDT by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mgist
ah as I suspected Powell...like Holder..appears to be Amish!!


31 posted on 05/16/2014 6:36:14 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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