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  • Rookie judge to preside over Benghazi trial

    07/13/2014 4:47:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    wa po ^ | July 7, 2014 | Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
    Casey Cooper is new to the bench, but he’s well-connected . Just three months into his tenure on the federal bench, and before his formal investiture ceremony later this week, newly minted — but well-connected — U.S. District Judge Christopher “Casey” Cooper has been handed one of the most high-profile and politically sensitive American terrorism cases in recent years ... Cooper, 47, was part of the Obama administration’s transition team and is one of the more connected people in D.C. legal circles, Marimow notes. His wife, Amy Jeffress, worked at the Justice Department as a national security adviser to the...
  • Greenfield: The Gang Religion of Islam

    09/24/2013 4:33:21 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 The Gang Religion of Islam Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Killing non-Muslims is the point of Islam. To the extent that it has any point. That isn't to say that Islam doesn't preach the virtues of charity and love for one's fellow Muslim. It does. But its virtues are not original. Like most of the rest of the framework of it, they are lifted from existing religions. When the Sahih Muslim's Hadith quotes Mohammed as saying, "None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself";...
  • U.S. Attorney Bill Killian greeted by hostile crowd at Manchester, Tenn., free speech event

    06/05/2013 10:53:00 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 25 replies
    timesfreepress.com ^ | June 5, 2013 | Ben Benton
    MANCHESTER, Tenn. — U.S. Attorney Bill Killian was greeted with shouts of "traitor," "serpent," and calls to "resign" or "go home" Tuesday night at an event aimed at improving relations between local residents and their Muslim neighbors. Killian and Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI's Knoxville office, were featured speakers before a hostile crowd of well over 300 at the "Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society" event at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center.
  • Eric Holder to media: I get it

    05/30/2013 6:13:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies
    Eric Holder to media: I get it By: Dylan Byers May 30, 2013 08:29 PM EDT Attorney General Eric Holder expressed concern on Thursday about how the Department of Justice has handled recent media investigations at an off-the-record meeting with leading representatives of the press, according to those who were present. At the session, Holder and Deputy Attorney General James Cole expressed a willingness to revise the guidelines for such investigations, journalists present at the get-together told POLITICO. But Holder stopped short of offering any concrete changes to the guidelines. Instead, the Attorney General sought to assure the journalists that...
  • Islamic terrorists plot to attack U.S. from Mexico

    12/10/2011 12:28:19 PM PST · by LSUfan · 62 replies · 4+ views
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | 10 Dec 11 | Jim Kouri
    Terrorists from several Middle Eastern groups have infiltrated Latin American countries -- especially Mexico -- in order to plot and carry out attacks against the United States, according to an alarming exposé broadcast this week by the world’s largest Spanish news network.
  • Impeach Holder and DOJ Officials for DOJ Lies

    12/10/2011 12:01:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 1+ views
    PJ Media ^ | December 10, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    This week in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder doubled down, then tripled down, on Fast and Furious. He dug in, fought back, and pretended nothing is systemically wrong inside his Justice Department. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) even accused him of potential contempt of Congress, a crime (2 U.S.C. 192). Holder’s testimony was not merely shameful, it was a maturing manifestation of a lawlessness which I first warned about in July of 2010 when I testified about the New Black Panther dismissal. Small acts of lawlessness have given way to larger ones. In the radio...
  • Fast and Furious weapons found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home

    10/08/2011 8:42:23 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano
    High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars. In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad...
  • President Obama Rejected DOJ and DOD Advice, and Sided with Harold Koh, on War Powers Resolution

    06/18/2011 6:10:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Lawfare ^ | June 17, 2011 | Jack Goldsmith
    Charlie Savage has the amazing story that President Obama “rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya without Congressional authorization.” The Acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel, Caroline Krass, and the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Jeh Johnson, advised the President that military activities in Libya constituted “hostilities” under the War Powers Resolution and thus Section 5(b) of the WPR required him to terminate or scale back the mission after May...
  • U.S. trial unlikely for 9/11 suspect Mohammed: report

    11/13/2010 3:28:29 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    U.S. trial unlikely for 9/11 suspect Mohammed: report Sat Nov 13, 2:21 am ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks probably will remain in military detention without trial for the foreseeable future, The Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing Obama administration officials. The administration has concluded that it cannot put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on trial in federal court in New York City because of opposition from members of Congress and local officials, the Post said. There is also little support within the administration for a military prosecution at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo...
  • New Black Panther Leader Sang About Getting Trained by Bin Laden

    07/20/2010 11:38:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jana Winter
    Before King Samir Shabazz wielded a nightstick outside a Philadelphia polling station ... before he was videotaped calling white people "crackers" and urging blacks to kill them and their babies ... the head of the New Black Panther Party in the City of Brotherly Love was singing about being trained by Usama bin Laden. The New Black Panther Party claims to believe in nonviolence, but a song performed by Shabazz's group, Coup Da’Ta, in 2004 includes descriptions of violent attacks against police as well as anti-Semitic statements and claims of having trained with both the most-wanted terrorist in the world...
  • Holder: Aiding al-Qaeda

    07/13/2010 6:17:02 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | July 13, 2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In the 16 years since the federal death penalty was restored in 1994 — 16 years throughout which the United States has been ravaged by jihadist terror — the Justice Department has approved capital charges for exactly three defendants: Moussaoui and two of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombers. In each case, civilian juries rejected the death penalty. If Holder is saying there’s a better chance these savages will be executed if they are tried in the civilian system (and that is precisely what he’s implying), there is nothing to support that claim.
  • Eric Holder Raises Question on Death Penalty for Sept. 11 Mastermind

    07/12/2010 3:15:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via CNS NEWS.com ^ | July 12, 2010 | Pete Yost, Associated Press
    SNIPPET: "Washington (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says there's a real question about whether a terrorist suspect such as self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed can face the death penalty if he were to plead guilty before a military commission."
  • Video Surfaces Of New Black Panther Party President Praising Bin Laden In 2002

    07/11/2010 10:26:48 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 11 replies
    mediaite ^ | 2002 | New Black Panther Party
    This Black Panther just keeps getting more and more absurd. New Black Panther Party head Malik Zulu Shabazz burst onto the scene with some strongly-worded messages to Glenn Beck and a interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and has usurped BP CEO Tony Hayward’s place as this summer’s most disliked non-celebrity in some circles. And now, video has surfaced of Shabazz praising Osama Bin Laden in 2002 for “not bowing down” to America. Holding up an illustration of Bin Laden at what appears to be an NBPP meeting, Shabazz dramatically sings the praising of the head of Al-Qaeda: “Let’s talk...
  • Video Surfaces Of New Black Panther Party President Praising Bin Laden In 2002

    his Black Panther just keeps getting more and more absurd. New Black Panther Party head Malik Zulu Shabazz burst onto the scene with some strongly-worded messages to Glenn Beck and a interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and has usurped BP CEO Tony Hayward’s place as this summer’s most disliked non-celebrity in some circles. And now, video has surfaced of Shabazz praising Osama Bin Laden in 2002 for “not bowing down” to America.
  • Caught On Tape: New Black Panther Party Leader Praising Osama Bin Laden

    07/09/2010 3:43:55 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    HotAirPundit ^ | July 08, 2010 | HotAirPundit
    From 2002, roll tape: EyeBlast.tv has uncovered another rare video of the New Black Panthers Chairman Malik Shabazz from a closed door meeting, this time the footage shows him praising Osama bin Laden just 6 months after the September 11 terrorist attacks on March 22, 2002.
  • The DOJ’s Unsupported Suit Against the Arizona Immigration Law

    07/09/2010 5:30:28 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 9, 2010 | Dan Miller
    The already bloated doctrine of federal preemption must not be further engorged. On July 6, 2010, the Holder Justice Department, allegedly without consultation with President Obama, filed suit in federal district court in Arizona to block the new Arizona law intended to enforce existing federal laws against unlawful immigration, something the federal government itself has patently failed to do. The suit asks the court for, among other things, an order restraining Arizona from implementing the new statute later this month as scheduled, pending the outcome of the litigation. It is evident that this was done for partisan political purposes, although...
  • ORGANIZERS OF GAZA FLOTILLA HAVE VIOLATED US NEUTRALITY ACT

    06/08/2010 4:02:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 55+ views
    IMRA ^ | 6-8-10
    For Immediate Release June 7, 2010ORGANIZERS OF GAZA FLOTILLA HAVE VIOLATED US NEUTRALITY ACT** * Israeli Law Center Calls on U.S. Attorney General to Investigate American Funding of Gaza Boats ***Shurat HaDin - Israel Law Center has written a letter to the American Attorney General, Eric Holder, asking him to investigate whether the U.S. Neutrality Act (18 USC § 960) was violated by Left-wing organizations that funded the Gaza flotilla. The letter also asks for an investigation of whether the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) which organized the illegal boat expedition was involved in money laundering and efforts to defraud the...
  • DOJ Lawyers Draft Challenge to AZ Law

    05/25/2010 6:35:33 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 147 replies · 4,653+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 5/25/2010 | Mike Levine
    A team of Justice Department attorneys reviewing the new immigration law in Arizona has recommended that the U.S. government challenge the state law in federal court, but the recommendation faces an uncertain future and tough scrutiny from others in the Justice Department, sources with knowledge of the process tell Fox News. Staff attorneys within the Justice Department recently sent higher-ups the recommendation. At the same time, the Justice Department's Civil Division, which oversees the majority of immigration enforcement issues for the department, has drafted a "civil complaint" that would be filed in federal court in Arizona, sources said. The draft...
  • Senate probes Ft. Hood-linked imam's escape

    05/20/2010 11:22:02 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies · 494+ views
    WND ^ | May 20, 2010 | N/A
    Lieberman panel seeks info on Awlaki's '02 catch-n-release Stonewalled by the Justice Department in its efforts to get to the bottom of intelligence lapses that led to the Fort Hood massacre, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has broadened its probe to look into why Justice a year after 9/11 withdrew an arrest warrant for the radical American-born imam who corresponded with the Fort Hood terrorist. WND has learned that the chief counsel for the Senate panel, led by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., has requested an interview with a federal agent who shortly after 9/11 attacks worked with the Joint Terrorism...
  • Pentagon offers partial response to Fort Hood subpoenas

    04/28/2010 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 355+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 28, 2010 | By Leo Shane III and Jeff Schogol
    WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials on Tuesday agreed to release some documents subpoenaed by the Senate Homeland Security Committee but still refuse to send witnesses to testify about the soldier accused in last fall’s deadly shooting at Fort Hood. Leslie Phillips, spokeswoman for the committee, in an e-mail called the decision “an affront to Congress’s Constitutional obligation to conduct independent oversight” and said that committee chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., is weighing further legal action. But lawmakers may be limited in what they can do to force the Pentagon to comply with the subpoena, according to legal experts. At issue is...
  • Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents

    04/28/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 94 replies · 3,858+ views
    Washington Post Online ^ | 4/27/10 | Craig Whitlock
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. After days of negotiations, the Pentagon and Justice Department informed a Senate committee that they would not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records from the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people.
  • Pentagon stonewall

    04/25/2010 2:59:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 571+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2010 | Editorial
    What and when did US Army brass know about Maj. Nidal Hassan’s extremist views and his ties to a key jihadist cleric — and why didn’t they act before he gunned down 13 soldiers at Fort Hood six months ago? It’s a simple question — and a very significant one, to boot. But neither the Pentagon nor the Justice Department wants that information made public. Which is why the two top senators on the Homeland Security Committee — Joe Lieberman (I/D-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) — have subpoenaed stonewalling Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder. “We have...
  • Gitmo Lawyer "Completely Shocked" His Terrorist Client Returned to Terrorism

    03/26/2010 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 999+ views
    Gitmo Lawyer "Completely Shocked" His Terrorist Client Returned to Terrorism BY John McCormack March 26, 2010 11:34 AM Newsweek follows up on Tom Joscelyn and Bill Roggio's story on the Gitmo detainee who's returned to the battlefield after being released by the Obama administration: A Guantánamo detainee released last December has now returned to the battlefield to fight with Taliban insurgents, according to three U.S. counterterrorism officials who have reviewed intelligence reports on the matter. If the reports are accurate, the detainee, known as Abdul Hafiz, would be the first Guantánamo inmate released by the Obama administration to have returned...
  • Holder: Detainees’ Lawyers Are “Patriots”(Holder wishes us to respect those who defend terror)

    03/19/2010 11:12:17 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies · 363+ views
    foxnews ^ | 3/19/10 | Mike Levine
    Two weeks after a conservative group disparaged Justice Department lawyers who previously represented terror suspects, Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday weighed in for the first time, calling such lawyers "patriots." “Those who reaffirm our nation’s most essential and enduring values do not deserve to have their own values questioned,” Holder told a group of lawyers who offer "pro bono," or voluntary, legal services. "Let me be clear about this: Lawyers who provide counsel for the unpopular are, and should be treated as what they are: patriots." The crowd, gathered to honor Holder with an award from the Washington-based Pro...
  • Att'y general failed to give legal briefs to Senate

    03/13/2010 5:03:51 AM PST · by ricks_place · 21 replies · 886+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/2010 | Jeremy Pelofsky & Todd Eastham)
    Attorney General Eric Holder failed to tell the Senate about seven legal briefs he signed when lawmakers considered his nomination to his current job, according to a letter released on Friday.Two of the briefs involved appeals to the Supreme Court for Jose Padilla, who sought release from a military prison in South Carolina where he was being held after then-President George W. Bush designated him an "enemy combatant." Padilla was held in a military brig for three years before his case was moved to a criminal court in Miami, where he was convicted on charges of offering his services to...
  • DOJ: Holder Omissions Wider Than Thought

    03/12/2010 2:19:33 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 31 replies · 1,589+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2010 | Mike Levine
    A day after Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were "deeply concerned" over news that, during his confirmation process, Attorney General Eric Holder failed to disclose work on a terrorism-related legal brief, the Justice Department revealed Friday that the problem was wider than previously known. "It has come to our attention that some but not all briefs submitted to the Supreme Court by or on behalf of Attorney General Holder … [were supplied] in the course of his confirmation process last year," Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which vets judicial nominees....
  • Holder Failed to Disclose Detainee Briefs on Policy (during Senate confirmation hearings)

    03/11/2010 6:02:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 489+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/11/10 | CHARLIE SAVAGE and BERNIE BECKER
    During his confirmation last year, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. failed to notify the Senate that he had signed several briefs urging courts to reject President George W. Bush’s claim that he had the power to imprison an American citizen as an “enemy combatant,” the Justice Department acknowledged Thursday. The briefs should have been disclosed as part of the confirmation process,” said Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman. “In preparing thousands of pages for submission, it was unfortunately and inadvertently missed. In any event, the attorney general has publicly discussed his positions on detention policy on many occasions, including...
  • Eric Holder’s Radical Left Attorney Claimed Mohammad Was Tortured; Pushed Throw Out Guilty Plea

    02/27/2010 7:04:49 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 677+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 23, 2010, | Jim Hoft
    Jennifer Daskal is a radical far left American lawyer who serves as senior counsel for Human Rights Watch, and focuses on issues of terrorism, criminal law and immigration. She is also currently a political hire at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, which is seeking to prosecute terror suspects through the criminal justice system instead of through military tribunals. In 2008, Daskal claimed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was tortured and recommended that his guilty plea be thrown out of court. Now this radical is working for the Obama Administration. It figures.Human Rights Watch reported: ---Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others announced...
  • Obama aides push back on venue for terrorism trials (Holder lends a hand to his fellow terrorist)

    02/25/2010 5:52:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 1 replies · 212+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/2010 | reuters
    The Obama administration bluntly urged the Congress Thursday to steer clear of directing where terrorism suspects should be prosecuted, pushing back against efforts to require military rather than civilian trials. A bipartisan group of senators has offered legislation aimed at forcing the administration to prosecute terrorism suspects, like the self-professed mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in special military commission trials instead of traditional criminal courts. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators to be tried in a criminal court in Manhattan. But concerns by some lawmakers about security costs and granting full...
  • DOJ: Department of Jihad?

    02/25/2010 2:22:26 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 305+ views
    FOX Nation ^ | February 25, 2010 | Staff
    War On Terror: The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on? From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser. We may now have a clue as...
  • EDITORIAL: Does Justice (Dept.) lack ethics?

    02/24/2010 8:03:43 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 7 replies · 381+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2010 | Editorial
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 EDITORIAL: Does Justice lack ethics? THE WASHINGTON TIMES The rot at the Department of Justice grows more evident every day. Already being hit for botched decisions about terrorist trials and for dropping a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party, the department is taking another huge blow. On Friday, Associate Deputy Attorney General David Margolis excoriated the department's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) for an attempted railroad job against two George W. Bush administration appointees who crafted rules for interrogating captured terrorists. The 69-page memorandum by Mr. Margolis makes the ethics of OPR look worse...
  • Corruptocrat Eric Holder's National Security Cover-Up

    02/24/2010 4:19:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 820+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | february 24, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House wants to play Transparency Olympics with the Tea Party movement. President Obama's Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin dared Tea Party activists and conservatives last week to "push the administration to make its policies more open" and make it a "political competition … to see who can be more radical in their openness," The Hill reported. So, let's start by knocking down Attorney General Eric Holder's national security stonewall at the Department of Justice, shall we? Let the sun shine in. For more than a year, I've been writing about the looming national security and conflict-of-interest problems posed...
  • Eric Holder stonewalls Congress on terror lawyers

    02/23/2010 1:04:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies · 414+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 23, 2010 | Byron York
    A number of lawyers who work on terrorist issues at the Justice Department represented terrorist detainees before joining the Obama administration. At a hearing three months ago, Sen. Charles Grassley raised the possibility of a conflict with Attorney General Eric Holder. Grassley, a senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, posed three simple questions: Who are they, who did they represent, and what are their duties at the Justice Department today? At the time, Grassley knew from press reports that two high-ranking department officials now working on detainee issues had previously worked for detainees: Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal...
  • Al Qaeda Lawyers In The Department Of Justice

    02/23/2010 6:43:37 AM PST · by CaroleL · 2 replies · 218+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/23/10 | CaroleL
    How do you fast track your chances to work for the Department of Justice? Defend terrorists. After months of stalling, Attorney General Eric Holder has finally (sort of) admitted that at least nine of President Obama's appointees have either represented or advocated for Guantanamo detainees But Mr. Holder is still refusing to name any of the now DOJ lawyers who worked on behalf of terrorists except for two who were already known.
  • Holder on Holder-AG is unconvincing about ‘his’ decisions on Christmas bomber.

    02/05/2010 4:39:32 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 6 replies · 294+ views
    National Review ^ | 2-5-2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy - Commentary
    Andrew C. McCarthy February 5, 2010 Holder on Holder AG is unconvincing about ‘his’ decisions on Christmas bomber.  Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, with an “all’s well that ends well” letter to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. Holder’s missive vigorously defends what he says was his decision to treat Abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant, to impose peacetime law-enforcement protocols on his interrogation, and to charge him in civilian court. He argues that the use of the criminal-justice system has been vindicated because the terrorist is...
  • EDITORIAL: Holder's ignorance of terrorism--The AG is mistaking terrorists for common criminals

    02/05/2010 9:11:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 432+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 5, 2010 | Editorial
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. attorney general should read up on the history of terrorism. He might learn something. On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sent a five-page letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, detailing his rationale for treating purported Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as a criminal suspect rather than a terrorist detainee. The attorney general's defense betrays significant misreading of how the United States has dealt with terrorism in recent decades. Mr. Holder incredibly claims that policies treating terrorists as criminals "were not criticized when employed by previous Administrations [and] have been and remain...
  • Eric Holder should resign; AG admits he ordered Abdulmuttalab tried in civilian court

    02/03/2010 2:48:36 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 23 replies · 601+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica ^ | February 3, 2010 | Tim Sumner
    AG Eric Holder said he knows we are at war during his November 18, 2009 testimony before the Senate Judicary Committee concerning his decision to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other four 9/11 conspirators in federal court. Unfortunately, Mr. Holder does not walk that talk. (See video of Fox News report here.) Attorney General Eric Holder says he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in the civilian system with no objection from all the other relevant departments of the government. In a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the attorney general says that the...
  • Holder: I Made Decision To Charge Botched Bomber

    02/03/2010 10:29:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies · 2,432+ views
    Holder: I Made Decision To Charge Botched Bomber WASHINGTON (CBS) ― Attorney General Eric Holder said that he made the decision to charge the Christmas Day terror suspect in the U.S. civilian system. The Obama administration has come under recent attack by Republicans that the Nigerian man who attempted to blow up a Northwest airliner on U.S. soil on Christmas Day should have been tried as a terrorist instead of having the same rights as a U.S. citizen in court. Republicans have said the move to try Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in civilian court gives him the right to withhold information,...
  • Has White House Compromised Security To Make Itself Look Better About Mirandizing Mutallab?

    02/02/2010 3:02:41 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 623+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has the Obama administration compromised national security by leaking the fact that it's obtaining actionable intelligence from Umar Mutallab? On this afternoon's Hardball, Justice Department correspondent Pete Williams reported the breaking news that Obama admin officials have told him that the Christmas Day bomber, Umar Mutallab, is providing actionable, fresh intelligence. View video here.
  • GOP presses Holder on Justice's terrorism policies

    02/01/2010 7:47:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 13 replies · 410+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-2-2010 | Byron York
    GOP presses Holder on Justice's terrorism policies By: Byron York Chief Political CorrespondentFebruary 2, 2010 (AP photo) To Charles Grassley, a senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the questions seem pretty simple.How many of the political appointees now in charge of terrorist detainee issues at the Obama Justice Department were, not too long ago, lawyers and activists working on behalf of those very detainees? Who are they? Have they removed themselves from cases involving their former clients? The questions are particularly critical now, as Attorney General Eric Holder struggles to find a place to hold the trial of accused...
  • The most important story you didn't see last week (and probably won't ever see)

    01/31/2010 10:35:51 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 29 replies · 2,249+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 2-1-2010 | William Tate
    Return to the Article February 01, 2010The most important story you didn't see last week (and probably won't ever see)By William Tate A Senate hearing last week confirmed the public's worst concern about Barack Obama: That when it comes to national security Obama hasn't just been asleep at the switch, he hasn't even bothered to find the switch.  "I do not think he (Obama) has a firm grasp yet on the intelligence community," 9/11 Commission Vice-Chairman and former Democrat congressman Lee Hamilton told the Senate Homeland Security Committee. This, even though Obama has been in office for over a...
  • Former CIA Chief Hayden Blasts Incompetent Obama Handling of Terrorists

    01/31/2010 3:23:00 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 523+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-10 | Mike's America
    He's the expert's expert on this issue and it's impossible to ignore his reasoning!In an op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post Former CIA Director Michael Hayden describes how the political decisions taken by Obama and his Dept. of Justice have undermined our national security. Covering areas like CIA interrogations and the KSM trial, the op-ed deserves to be read in full. The following excerpts deal primarily with the issues raised by the handling of the Christmas Day aka "Underwear" Bomber: Obama administration takes several wrong paths in dealing with terrorism By Michael V. HaydenWashington Post Sunday, January 31, 2010 ...We got...
  • This is what the terrorists did to me -- and why they should be tried at Gitmo

    01/31/2010 3:53:39 AM PST · by Scanian · 56 replies · 2,667+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 30, 2010 | LOUIS PEPE
    President Obama finally listened to the outcry of New York, and is considering moving the trial of 9/11 terrorist Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other al Qaeda members out of the city, perhaps to Guantanamo Bay. Finally, some wisdom. It would be better there. It's military. They're not going to mess around. These dangerous terrorists will not be allowed to spread their hate, or hurt anyone else. Nobody knows better than me. I was a federal prison guard at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. In 2000, I was with a prisoner, Mamdouh Mahmud Salim, taking him back to his cell....
  • Soft on Terror (Krauthammer)

    01/29/2010 4:19:37 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 33 replies · 1,199+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 1/29/2010 | Krauthammer
    he real scandal surrounding the failed Christmas Day airline bombing was not the fact that a terrorist got on a plane -- that can happen to any administration, as it surely did to the Bush administration -- but what happened afterward when Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was captured and came under the full control of the U.S. government. After 50 minutes of questioning him, the Obama administration chose, reflexively and mindlessly, to give the chatty terrorist the right to remain silent. Which he immediately did, undoubtedly denying us crucial information about al-Qaeda in Yemen, which had trained, armed and dispatched him....
  • Shoe Bomber Case Resurfaces, Fuels National Security Debate

    01/28/2010 6:49:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies · 383+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 28, 2010 | FoxNews
    Five months ago, British shoe bomber Richard Reid, who is serving a life sentence for his failed attempt in 2001 to blow up a trans-Atlantic airliner, was moved out of the isolation wing at the Supermax prison in Colorado -- prompting some conservative lawmakers to suggest that the Obama administration is making it possible for the self-proclaimed Al Qaeda terrorist to radicalize his fellow prisoners. Critics said the move was part of what they say is a troubling pattern in the administration to treat terrorists with kid gloves. "This decision is another product of the Obama administration's alarming effort to...
  • Eric Holder’s Firm May Have Represented Undie Bomber Mastermind Before His Release

    12/30/2009 4:44:21 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 27 replies · 1,431+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/30/09 | Jim Hoft
    The leaders of the Detroit undie bomber’s Al-Qaeda group are Gitmo Grads and may have been represented by Eric Holder’s firm before their release. Two Gitmo grads rehabilitated in Saudi Arabia rejoined the jihad and made a movie earlier this year. Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri (right) and former Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi appeared in a threatening Al-Qaeda movie earlier this year. Said Ali al-Shihri (or al-Shahri) passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen. (AFP) The two set up their base in Yemen. This week...
  • Report: (Terrorist) Hasan asked about killing troops in ’08

    12/23/2009 6:15:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 567+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/23/2009 | NBC
    A radical Muslim cleric claims Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan asked him about killing American soldiers nearly a year before Hasan allegedly shot to death 13 fellow soldiers at Fort Hood. In an interview Wednesday with the Arabic-language news network Al-Jazeera, Anwar al-Awlaki, considered a key recruiter for al-Qaida, said Hasan asked him in a December 2008 e-mail "whether killing American soldiers and officers is lawful or not" under Islamic law. In the interview, Al-Awlaki then appears to taunt U.S. intelligence and security, saying, "I wonder where were the American security forces that one day claimed they can read the...
  • Records ordered to explain Panthers handling (DOJ dropping election intimidation charge)

    12/09/2009 2:52:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 2,251+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/9/2009 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, frustrated by the Justice Department's failure to explain the dismissal of charges against New Black Panther Party members who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place during last year's elections, has subpoenaed the department demanding records showing how the case was handled. David P. Blackwood, the commission's general counsel, said Tuesday in a letter to the Justice Department that efforts since June to obtain an explanation had proceeded "without any success" and the "dearth of cooperation" had prompted the commission to issue subpoenas. "We are both mindful of the sensitivity of the subject matter involved and...
  • Is the Holder DoJ imploding?

    12/08/2009 3:46:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 22 replies · 1,653+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 08, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    The Washington Times suggests in an editorial that the fallout from the Department's refusal to proceed with the New Black Panther party's criminal prosecution for voter intimidation is causing an implosion in the Holder Department of Justice. DOJ has already lost three top officials ; Gregory Craig,Cassandra Butts, and now David Ogden: "[T]he Justice Department has, for now, ordered two key career attorneys not to comply with a subpoena about the case issued by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The commission, by law, has explicit power to issue subpoenas, and the law mandates that 'all federal agencies shall cooperate...