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  • DOJ Begged Judge to Keep Fox Reporter in Dark About Monitoring

    05/25/2013 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 24, 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    The Justice Department begged a federal judge to not tell Fox News reporter James Rosen that it was tracking his telephone calls and emails in a probe regarding a national security leak. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen argued in 2010 that the traditional 30-day notice period did not apply to Rosen as Justice secretly monitored his Gmail account, according to new exhibits unsealed this week and disclosed by The Hill. “Where, as here, the government seeks such contents through a search warrant, no notice to the subscriber or customer of the e-mail account is statutorily required or necessary,” Machen wrote in...
  • No Carolina man’s Facebook post claims he voted 4 times ‘to save our country’ from Romney

    11/04/2012 12:52:57 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 3, 2012
    Wow. #Obama supporter admitted he's voted 4 times already w/ 1 to go. #tcot #gop2012 #mapoli #NCpoli http://t.co/Kj2PjJPy— Brad Marston (@BradMarston) November 02, 2012 Outraged citizens are using Twitter to investigate a man’s Facebook claim that he’s proudly voted four times already and intends to vote again. Brad Marston captured the post in a screen shot: Turns out the folks at TrueTheVote.org are very interested in Mr. 'Vote 5X' Turner. #tcot #gop2012 http://t.co/ZkPA9U6A— Brad Marston (@BradMarston) November 02, 2012 He voted early, and often, if his claim is to be believed. Why would someone publicly boast about committing voter...
  • 'Dozens' of Colorado Romney Voters Claim Machines Changed Votes to Obama

    11/03/2012 6:42:02 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 52 replies
    Briebart.com ^ | 3 Nov 2012, | Tony Lee
    Dozens of voters in Pueblo County, Colorado have claimed electronic voting machines have changed their votes for Mitt Romney to votes for President Barack Obama. The Pueblo County Republican Party has asked the Colorado Secretary of State's office to investigate the matter. A voter told KRDO Newschannel 13 that a checkmark appeared next to Obama's name after she cast her vote for Romney. "I wonder where my vote really counted," she stated. Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert Ortiz admitted he was aware of "fewer than ten instances" of votes being switched and conceded such errors have occurred since the...
  • Breaking: NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for President Obama

    11/03/2012 6:47:42 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 62 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 11/3/2012 | Katie Pavlich
    HOUSTON, TX - Friday afternoon at an early polling place located at 6719 W. Montgomery Road in Houston, NAACP members were seen advocating for President Barack Obama according to volunteer poll watchers on location at the time. According to Eve Rockford, a poll watcher trained by voter integrity group True the Vote, three NAACP members showed up to the 139 precinct location with 50 cases of bottled water and began handing bottles out to people standing in line. While wearing NAACP labeled clothing, members were "stirring the crowd" and talking to voters about flying to Ohio to promote President Barack...
  • 68% of web traffic donations on Obama.com come from foreign sources

    10/08/2012 2:36:31 PM PDT · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-08 14:22:49 | Gil Guignat
    Just when you think the Obama juggernaut has reached new lows on corruption and fraud out pop new allegations that are in the realm of science fiction. It would appear that 68% of web traffic donors on Obama.com may come from foreign sources a clear violation of Federal law. And if that is not bad enough, Obama administration officials may be storing its correspondence on private computers so that they can destroy incriminating evidence as quickly as it is created. What the hell is happening in this country?
  • Holder: Issa wanted to 'provoke' conflict

    06/20/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    politico44 ^ | 6/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    In the aftermath of a Wednesday vote by a House committee accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of being in contempt of Congress, the attorney general accused the panel's top Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of provoking a partisan showdown between the branches of government. "He has chosen to use his authority to take an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch," Holder said in a statement. "This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones and it does nothing to...
  • Justice Dept. tries to cut Fast and Furious deal with Congress

    06/05/2012 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/12 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice told Republican House leadership in a Tuesday letter that it hopes to reach an agreement with congressional overseers on how much information about Operation Fast and Furious it is required to hand over. Congressional Republicans have threatened to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not fully complying with a 22-part subpoena served last October. The letter comes amid reports that House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has obtained evidence proving that senior Justice Department officials approved Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking tactics. The Justice Department letter was in response to a...
  • House to Eric Holder: Stop lying to us

    05/10/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/09/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House Wednesday evening voted overwhelmingly to prevent the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to lie to Congress. The vote came in a Wednesday evening series of amendments to a bill, H.R. 5326, funding the Justice Department for 2013. Members approved the language in a 381-41 vote; all 41 "no" votes came from Democrats, although 142 Democrats voted with Republicans in support of the amendment. The vote reflects the ongoing frustration Republicans — and apparently some Democrats — have with Attorney General Eric Holder. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) offered the novel funding limitation amendment earlier in the day. The amendment...
  • Bribery leave(s) indicted financial-crime suspects free from prosecution under Holder’s DOJ

    A U.S. Justice Department source has told The Daily Caller that at least two DOJ prosecutors accepted cash bribes from allegedly corrupt finance executives who were indicted under court seal within the past 13 months, but never arrested or prosecuted. (snip) The bribed officials, an attorney with knowledge of the investigation told TheDC, remain on the taxpayers’ payroll at the Justice Department without any accountability. The DOJ source said Holder does not want to admit public officials accepted bribes while under his leadership.
  • Holder: No Facts Needed

    01/18/2012 8:00:09 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 13 replies · 1+ views
    1/18/12 | Originalbuckeye
    Maricopa County Sheriff Office has asked the Holder ( in) Justice Dept for the evidence of criminality to back up their allegations against the MCSO. According to my radio news, Holder et al have decreed that they don't need to provide any facts to back up the allegations.
  • Justice memo argues Obama recess appointments were legal

    01/12/2012 10:11:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/12 12:32 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    The Department of Justice offered a defense on Thursday for President Obama’s controversial decision to make several recess appointments while Congress was in pro forma sessions. In a memo, Justice argued the pro-forma sessions held every third day in the Senate do not constitute a functioning body that can render advice and consent on the president’s nominees. It said the president acted consistently under the law by making the appointments.
  • ICE agency report puts serious dent in Eric Holder’s DOJ case against sheriff Joe Arpaio

    12/20/2011 5:32:40 AM PST · by TPOOH · 26 replies
    The Dayton Tribune ^ | Robert Blain
    Excerpt....On Thursday Eric Holder and the Department of Justice filed suit against Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s office run by the outspoken and flamboyant Joe Arpaio who’s made it a personal crusade to uphold U.S. immigrations laws when the feds won’t. Eric Holder and the Obama Administration are applying the full weight of the federal government’s resources into trying to stop the new Arizona immigration law, but that’s only one of the multi-front attacks they’ve setup to make sure states are stripped of their ability to enforce U.S. immigration laws. Now the DOJ is suing the most active and largest sheriff’s...
  • Justice Dept. details how it got statements wrong

    12/02/2011 2:32:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/2/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has provided Congress with 1,364 pages of documents detailing how the department gave inaccurate information to a U.S. senator in the controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border. In a letter last February to Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had not knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser
  • Justice accused of withholding records on Kagan's role in healthcare defense

    The Justice Department withheld records about Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s role in healthcare reform, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said Tuesday. Smith pressed Attorney General Eric Holder to provide documents and witnesses about Kagan’s time as solicitor general and her role in preparing to defend President Obama’s healthcare reform law in court. Republicans have clamored for Kagan to recuse herself when the Supreme Court takes up a case challenging the law. Smith said in a letter to Holder that the Justice Department has refused to comply with his requests for documents and interviews about Kagan’s involvement. But...
  • U.S. Government Invokes National Security to Conceal Deal Cut with Mexican Drug Cartel

    10/04/2011 8:17:02 AM PDT · by thouworm · 42 replies
    Boiling Frogs Post ^ | 10-04-2011 | Sibel Edmonds & Bill Conroy
    Media Cover Up: U.S. Government Invokes National Security to Conceal Deal Cut with Mexican Drug Cartel Tuesday, 4. October 2011 Mainstream Media Assists Government in Cloaking Evidence of an Ugly Duplicity in the So-Called Drug War On Saturday, October 1, 2011, investigative journalist Bill Conroy of the Narcosphere reported scandalous and highly troubling new developments in the criminal case against accused Mexican narco-trafficker Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla. The breaking story unravels the U.S. governmentÂ’s ugly national-security interests in the drug war by exposing a quid pro quo deal between the US government and the most powerful international narco-trafficking organization...
  • Justice Dept. Keeping Islamic Bank Settlement Secret (Holder Alert)

    08/29/2011 8:15:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies
    JWR ^ | August 29, 2011 | Steven Emerson
    The most transparent administration in history? Why are the details about a tax fraud settlement case with an Islamic bank tied to terrorist groups being hidden from the public? The Justice Department has agreed to end its investigation into an international financial network with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and a Saudi prince in a settlement in excess of $30 million, sources tell the Investigative Project on Terrorism. But DOJ officials refuse to release a copy of the settlement or make any comment on it. "Unfortunately, we're unable to provide anything in connection with this matter," DOJ spokesman Charles Miller...
  • Scandal Grows: FBI, DEA Involved With Operation Fast and Furious

    07/06/2011 9:53:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday, Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson answered questions from Rep. Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley surrounding Operation Fast and Furious. Melson voluntarily participated in the interview and appeared with personal counsel, meaning although the Justice Department has prohibited Melson to testify before Congress on behalf of the DOJ about the scandal, he can in fact come forward with information as an individual informant outside of the DOJ and separate from DOJ interests. In a letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, Issa and Grassley expressed disappointment in the DOJ limiting and controlling Melson's communication and interaction with Congress surrounding...
  • Bombshell: Justice Department Only Selectively Complies with Freedom of Information Act

    02/10/2011 7:40:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 10, 2011 | J. Christian Anderson
    According to documents PJM has obtained, FOIA requests from liberals or politically connected civil rights groups are often given same day turn-around by the DOJ. But requests from conservatives or Republicans face long delays, if fulfilled at all. (And don't miss J. Christian Adams' PJTV interview here.) Eric HolderÂ’s Justice Department has even politicized compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. According to documents I have obtained, FOIA requests from liberals or politically connected civil rights groups are often given same day turn-around by the DOJ. But requests from conservatives or Republicans face long delays, if they are fulfilled at...
  • DOJ’s Military Voting Mess Continues Post-Election, but Congress Now Paying Attention

    11/17/2010 8:46:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 11/17/10 | J. Christian Adams
    If you serve our nation and your ballot came too late or wasn’t counted, let PJM know so we can get the message to Congress. Send your stories to story@pajamasmedia.com. The military voting mess of 2010 isn’t over. In some states, ballots continue to roll in. Whether or not these late ballots will be counted remains to be seen. I have learned that voters deployed across Iraq and Afghanistan received ballots far too late to be effective. The MOVE Act of 2009 was designed to fix this problem, but may have failed. One reason for the failure: open contempt inside...
  • Coming for Christie (The Obama Justice Department is Coming after NJ's Popular Governor)

    11/12/2010 9:35:04 AM PST · by WebFocus · 43 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/12/2010 | Jacob Laskin
    The Justice Department under President Obama may be unwilling to investigate the New Black Panthers, but it’s apparently intent on scrutinizing that other menace to society – New Jersey’s upstart Republican governor Chris Christie. This month, the Justice Department’s inspector general released a report purporting to show that Christie, who has built up a reputation as a spending-slashing fiscal conservative by taking on New Jersey’s bloated public sector, routinely overcharged the government for hotel stays while in his former job as a U.S. Attorney. Christie exceeded the government’s set rate for travel expenses on 14 of 15 trips, according to...
  • DOJ Gave Millions to Illegal Immigrant 'Sanctuaries,' Report Finds

    11/12/2010 9:04:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 12, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The Department of Justice has spent tens of millions of dollars this year to compensate more than two dozen states, counties and cities for their costs of jailing illegal immigrants -- even though those communities have adopted policies that obstruct immigration enforcement, according to a recently released report.
  • Justice Department Vendetta Against Republican Gov. Chris Christie?

    11/09/2010 9:18:27 AM PST · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/9/2010 | Pete Yost
    Inspector-general’s report criticizes Christie's travel as U.S. attorney Washington (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is raising his national political profile as a government cost-cutter, engaged in a pattern of abuse when he was U.S. attorney by billing taxpayers to stay at luxury hotels, the Justice Department's inspector general said . The inspector general found that the Republican governor, who recently killed the construction of a new rail line to New York under the Hudson River, did not comply with federal travel regulations or provide acceptable justification for lodging costs that exceeded the government rate. Christie was one...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Ranking members, soon to be chairs, slam DOJ Voting Section MOVE Act Enforcement

    10/15/2010 3:13:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | October 15, 2010 | Christian Adams
    Poor James Cole.  At least he won't have to take a pay cut anytime soon.  Cole doesn't get his DAG job, but what of the people responsible for it? The whirlwind cometh to DOJ regarding the failure to protect military voters in 2010.  The soon to be Chairmen strike. Letter from Congress. One of many zingers:  "What we find most troubling about this situation is that the Department of Justice, which has the sole and exclusive authority to enforce UOCAVA, not only failed to ensure compliance but apparently was not even aware when widespread noncompliance occurred." The letter also states a private...
  • Illinois officials "caught lying" about military ballots

    10/15/2010 11:55:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Election Law Center ^ | October 15, 2010 | Christian Adams
    An amazing revelation over at BigGovernment.com. They report Illinois has been “lying” about whether or not military ballots mailed on September 18 as required by Federal law. They lied to the DOJ.  Obviously if they did lie, this is not a happy day for America’s servicemembers. But take special note of why the lie worked: because the Department of Justice deploys a Keystone Kops enforcement operation. You can actually read the extent of the Justice Department’s inquiry to Illinois here.  It isn't much.  After the Illinois board of elections tells the DOJ that the ballots mailed in time in all the...
  • DoJ Slumbers As Dead Voters Head to the Polls

    09/27/2010 7:28:54 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 27, 2010 | by Deroy Murdock
    SAN FRANCISCO — What is the quietest spot in Washington, D.C.? The Rose Garden? The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier? Actually, it’s the Justice Department’s Voting Section. Justice’s unit that allegedly fights disenfranchisement lately has been caught dozing while at least nine states too slowly deliver absentee ballots to overseas GIs. Too many military votes thus may go uncounted in November. In yet another outrage, the Voting Section is static while the rolls of at least 16 states evidently list ineligible voters, including non-residents, disqualified felons, and – yes – dead people. Justice’s response? “ZZZZZZzzzzzz......” Even worse, the Big Sleep...
  • Hoyer: Colbert's testimony 'an embarrassment' (The Rats blame their own invited guest)

    09/26/2010 9:41:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    washington times ^ | 9/26/2010 | Stephen Dinan
    A top House Democrat said Sunday that TV comic Stephen Colbert's in-character testimony at a congressional hearing Friday was "an embarrassment" to the comedian and wrong for the House. "His testimony was not appropriate. I think it was an embarrassment for Mr. Colbert more than the House," said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, on "Fox News Sunday." Mr. Colbert testified to the House immigration subcommittee Friday on illegal immigrant agriculture workers, after he took the United Farm Workers' "Take Our Jobs" challenge and worked a day in the field picking crops. He testified that the work was...
  • Coates’ Direct Eyewitness Testimony to Shine Light on DOJ

    09/23/2010 10:22:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 23, 2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The news that Christopher Coates, former chief of the Justice Department’s Voting Section, is set to testify Friday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is crucial to the panel’s investigation of allegations that the Obama administration has not enforced the nation’s civil rights laws in a race-neutral manner.The testimony by Coates, a career government lawyer, is expected to shed light on whether DOJ: • Discriminated against white voters in dismissing the voter-intimidation case against two members of the New Black Panther Party and the party itself that arose from incidents at a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day...
  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Documents Detailing White House Involvement in Black Panther Case...

    09/22/2010 10:49:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 22, 2010
    Complete title: Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Documents Detailing White House Involvement in Black Panther Case Dismissal DOJ Claims No Records Exist; Press Reports Document Nine Meetings between Associate Attorney General Perrelli and White House between March 25 and May 27, 2009 Washington, DC -- September 22, 2010Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (CV 10-0160)) against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records related to meetings between Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli and White...
  • DOJ military voting enforcement: failed to give the full measure of their devotion

    09/18/2010 11:48:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Election Law Center ^ | September 18, 2010 | Christian Adams
    DOJ military voting enforcement: failed to give the full measure of their devotion The mess surrounding 2010 military voting rights enforcement is coming to a rotten conclusion. On Friday the DOJ announced settlements against states that were not in compliance with the MOVE Act. Friday was the day before ballots were required to go overseas to military voters. In some of the settlements, the ballots aren’t going to go on time. These Friday news releases are becoming a pattern. On Friday, Justice Department reached agreements with Hawaii, Colorado, D.C. and the Virgin Islands in response to their failure to comply with...
  • Doc Release Confirms Patty Murray Campaign Materials Sent to Vets by State Employee

    09/14/2010 3:34:03 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Red Country ^ | September 13, 2010 | Bryan Merrick
    The Washington Employment Security Department has released to Red County the email sent by a WorkSource employee who used government resources to organize support for Sen. Patty Murray’s campaign. In the email, WorkSource employee Sally Garcia asks veterans to contact Kerala Hise, either by telephone or at a pattymurray.com address, to get involved in a ‘”walk and knock” to remind people to vote” for Murray’s re-election. Garcia’s email also suggested that recipients “[t]ake a look at the attachments I”—Garcia—“have included.” Employment Security unequivocally stated that no attachments were sent with the message but that Garcia did send a file to...
  • Gaziano: Obama Appointee, 'Never bring another lawsuit against a black'

    Not only does Todd Gaziano (Congressional appointee on the United States Commission on Civil Rights) claim that the 2008 Election Day voter intimidation charge against the Philadelphia New Black Panther Party was ‘open and shut’, but that Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandez ordered, 'Never bring another lawsuit against a black or other national minority, apparently no matter what they do.'
  • Civil Rights Panel to Renew Subpoenas, Pursue Federal Probe in Black Panther Case

    07/07/2010 9:40:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    fox news ^ | 7/7/10 | staff
    The bipartisan panel investigating allegations that the Justice Department wrongly abandoned a case against the New Black Panther Party plans to issue a new round of subpoenas and call for a separate federal probe following explosive testimony from an ex-Justice official, a commissioner said. As the case heats up, members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights may even travel to South Carolina to track down one witness.
  • Under Obama a Nation of (Cherry Picked) Laws

    05/26/2010 7:15:51 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 8 replies · 323+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/26/10 | alaphiah
    So who died and made John Morton King? Under the presidency of Barry Hussein Soetoro the United States of America has officially become a lawless Nation. When John Morton assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can openly and without any fear of reprisal or retribution pick and chose laws that he doesn’t like and then chose to disregard a validly implemented law, that act is the essence of lawlessness. (see article) So do we now live in a country where anyone in the United States can chose to disregard a law with which they disagree,...
  • Sestak Case Deepens--Did White House Commit a Felony by Offering a Job to Sestak?

    05/25/2010 9:13:20 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 35 replies · 1,109+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/25/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    U.S. Law states that it is a felony to offer a candidate for public office anything of substance, such as a job, in exchange for that candidate dropping out of a race. Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak, who defeated Arlen Specter for the Democratic Senatorial nomination, claims the White House did exactly that. In explaining the law on Fox Business Network's 'Happy Hour' program, Judge Andrew Napolitano stated, Well the ramifications are potentially enormous. I mean to offer someone something of value in order to affect their official behavior as a member of Congress is a felony. We call it a...
  • U.S. Atty Gen. Holder admits 9 Obama Dept. of Justice appointees worked for terrorist detainees

    02/22/2010 9:48:41 PM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 38 replies · 1,398+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 19, 2010 | Byron York
    Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department. But he does not reveal any names beyond the two officials whose work has already been publicly reported. And all the lawyers, according to Holder, are eligible to work on general detainee matters, even if there are specific parts of some cases they cannot be involved in. Holder's admission comes in the form of an answer to a question posed last November by Republican Sen. Charles Grassley. Noting that one Obama appointee, Principal Deputy Solicitor General...
  • Senators Demand Answers from Holder

    01/27/2010 1:52:46 PM PST · by Bob017 · 17 replies · 758+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 27 Jan 2009 | Daniel Foster
    A group of senior Republican Senators are dialing up efforts to get answers from the White House and Eric Holder’s Justice Department on the decision to process the Christmas Day bomber as a criminal defendant. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and ranking Republicans from a number of committees with relevant jurisdiction sent a letter to Holder on Wednesday, demanding written answers and testimony on a number of national security policy questions emerging from the failed attack.
  • Come clean, Mr. Holder

    01/27/2010 1:52:13 AM PST · by ricks_place · 42 replies · 1,765+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2010 | Editors
    Whose side is the Justice Department on: America's -- or the terrorists'? It's just insane that a lawyer who defended Osama bin Laden's driver and bodyguard -- and who sought constitutional rights for terrorists -- could be one of the Obama administration's top legal officials. But there's Neal Katyal, occupying a top perch at the Justice Department as the principal deputy solicitor general. Then there's Jennifer Daskal -- who just months ago was an anti-Guantanamo activist. Now she's in Justice's National Security Division -- working on detainee issues. Eric Holder Eric Holder Talk about conflicts of interest. All kinds of...
  • Will Obama’s DOJ Block Investigation of ACORN?

    09/15/2009 7:27:12 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies · 1,293+ views
    canada Free Press ^ | September 14, 2009 | Sher Zieve
    As was the case with Obama’s US Attorney General Eric Holder reversing the conviction for overt voter intimidation by New Black Panthers—who supported Barack Obama in his presidential run—the logical question is “Will Obama’s Department of Justice block any and all investigations of ACORN?” Both ACORN and the New Black Panthers worked almost tirelessly to “elect” Obama—by any means necessary
  • Domenici Key in Firing of Iglesias, Report Says (US Attorneys, NM)

    09/30/2008 7:46:44 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 15 replies · 445+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 30, 2008 | Michael Coleman
    A Justice Department report released Monday concludes that Sen. Pete Domenici was the "primary factor" in the firing of former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias in New Mexico, and that Iglesias was not dismissed for poor job performance as some top department officials claimed. Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced the hiring of a special prosecutor to pursue potential charges against former Justice Department officials and others involved in the firing of Iglesias and eight other U.S. attorneys. The Justice Department report indicates that special prosecutor Nora Dannehy of Connecticut might also seek to determine whether Domenici or Rep. Heather...
  • Before You Blow the Whistle

    05/20/2002 4:14:52 PM PDT · by Donald Stone · 7 replies · 250+ views
    FORTUNE ^ | April 15, 2002 | Cora Daniels
    FORTUNEMonday, April 15, 2002 By Cora Daniels Before You Blow the Whistle Randy Robarge, a nuclear power plant supervisor, never intended to be a whistleblower. To Robarge, raising concerns about the improper storage of radioactive material at ComEd's Zion power plant on Lake Michigan was just part of doing a good job. The 20-year veteran was so respected when it came to safety issues that ComEd used him to narrate the company's training video on safety, which is still used throughout the industry. So he never expected that speaking up would end his career. At first the harassment was subtle....