Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $33,861
38%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 38% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: covingtonburling

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute

    01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of their final report investigating the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program. As part of their study, the Democrats compiled twenty case studies, which were intended to address claims made by the CIA regarding the efficacy of its interrogations. One of those case studies focused on the identification and arrest of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who was freed from a US prison just days ago. Al Marri served as a "sleeper" operative for al Qaeda inside the US in 2001....
  • Ringleader behind al Qaeda attack that killed US amb was Gitmo Detainee handed over to Libya by USA

    09/19/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 091912 | Daily Mail
    Sufyan Ben Qumu was classified as a 'medium to high' national security risk before his release from American custody Qumu reportedly was Osama bin Laden's driver and worked for the al-Qaeda founder's company in Sudan Libyans promised to keep him behind bars, but he was released in 2010 Qumu was a former Libyan army tank driver and became a leader of the rebels during the uprising A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was...
  • Let the leaks begin

    10/12/2012 5:45:07 PM PDT · by Snuph · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    Vice President Biden doubled down on the bad intelligence excuse in last night's debate when the question of the deaths of American personnel in Libya was raised. Among other stories today, Senator Bob Corker and The Daily Beast's Eli Lake apparently seem to know at lot more about what happened in Benghazi that night than the President and Vice President. Senator Corker will become the senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee next year. The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin reports: This week he had extensive meetings with the FBI and intelligence officials on the ground in Benghazi as well as...
  • Lawyer Tells Rick Santelli: Criminal Charges Against Jon Corzine (Video)

    08/24/2012 2:58:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Stock Market Watch reported: Best quotes from Koutoulas: “Crimes were unequivocally committed and I will do whatever I can to continue to do the government’s job for it and help see justice done.” “MF Global had a choice. Do we cheat or go out of business. And they cheated. They broke the law. And these took these customer funds to cover margin calls.” “Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is the biggest enabler of financial crime in U.S. history.” And the kill shot: “I will take this to all 50 states. And we will win. We will get a...
  • REVEALED: Corzine's MF Global Was Client of Eric Holder's Law Firm

    07/26/2012 3:20:21 PM PDT · by arasina · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 26, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    Those wondering why the Department of Justice has refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6 billion in MF Global client funds need look no further than the documents uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute that reveal that the now-defunct MF Global was a client of Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s former law firm, Covington & Burling. There’s more. Records also reveal that MF Global’s trustee for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy retained as its general bankruptcy counsel Morrison & Foerester--the very law firm from which Associate Attorney General Tony West came to...
  • Pay attention to Eric Holder’s law firm and Guantanamo detainees (that they represent)(Jan2009)

    09/21/2009 5:38:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies · 1,459+ views
    michelle malkin ^ | • January 23, 2009 02:41 PM | Michelle Malkin
    A good friend writes:Eric Holder is a senior partner with Covington & Burling, a prestigious Washington, D.C. law firm, which represents 17 Yemenis currently held at Gitmo. From the C & B website: The firm represents 17 Yemeni nationals and one Pakistani citizen held at Guantánamo Bay. The Supreme Court will soon review the D.C. Circuit’s ruling that ordered the dismissal of a number of habeas petitions filed by Guantánamo detainees; some of our clients are petitioners in the Supreme Court case. We expect to play a substantial role in the briefing. We also plan to petition the Supreme Court...
  • Iraq Is About Oil

    07/01/2005 5:32:46 AM PDT · by robowombat · 26 replies · 894+ views
    Military.com ^ | June 29, 2005 | Allan Topol
    President Bush was very wise to make his Iraqi speech this week. He and his advisors are following the same public opinion polls we all are. Polls show that support for the war among Americans has been falling. Time has now become an enemy, almost as threatening as the insurgents, to the President's ability to achieve a victory. Our nation does not have much patience for fighting wars that are not discernibly winnable in a relatively short period of time. With congressional elections next year, anti-war sentiment could easily be expressed by voters -- resulting in the erosion of the...
  • The man behind the attack on Guantanamo (traitorous b*st*rd Michael Ratner)

    06/16/2005 3:28:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 75 replies · 2,383+ views
    front page mag ^ | 6-16-05 | DiPippo
    The Man Behind the Attack on Guantanamo By Rocco DiPippo FrontPageMagazine.com | June 16, 2005 The general leading the force to free the captive enemy from the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, and inflict a humiliating defeat on the United States is so-called “civil rights” and “Constitutional” attorney Michael Ratner. It was Ratner who led the way in recruiting elite lawyers to defend the enemy combatants being interrogated at Gitmo. But Ratner is a long-time leader of two pro-Communist and anti-American organizations who have for decades have lent aid and comfort to America's enemies in the Cold War and...
  • D.C. Settles With Mass Arrest Victims (Pays off protesters!)

    01/25/2005 3:49:56 AM PST · by Timeout · 27 replies · 873+ views
    washington post ^ | 1/25/05 | Carol D. Leonnig and Del Quentin Wilber
    Here are some snips: The District government agreed yesterday to pay a total of $425,000 to seven people caught up in a mass arrest at a downtown park in September 2002....The arrests occurred Sept. 27, 2002, during demonstrations against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.... officers corraled demonstrators and anyone else within the boundaries of the park, on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and charged them with failing to obey police. The seven plaintiffs were five protesters and two bystanders. Each will receive about $50,000 after paying the legal expenses of the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild and...
  • NYT: Indecency on the Air, Evolution Atop the F.C.C.

    12/23/2004 7:19:37 AM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 399+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 23, 2004 | STEPHEN LABATON
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 - Shortly before becoming chairman of the Federal Communications Commission nearly four years ago, Michael K. Powell said it was time to eliminate the double standard that allowed the government to subject broadcasters, unlike their competitors in cable and satellite television, to indecency and other speech regulations. At the time, Mr. Powell received a Freedom of Speech Award for advancing what broadcasters and civil liberties groups viewed as a courageously principled position. Now, he is being harshly criticized for significantly expanding the indecency rules. He blames a quest for higher ratings for the "increasing coarseness" of programming...