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  • Eric Holder Accused of Cover-up in Scathing New House Oversight Committee Report

    06/07/2017 8:45:02 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Politistick ^ | 06/07/2017 | The Politistick Team
    The House Oversight Committee released a scathing report Wednesday that accuses former Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice of covering up Operation Fast and Furious and misleading Congress’ investigation into the botched gun-running operation. The nearly 300-page report states that the Justice Department under Holder actively tried to hide the facts from the loved ones of slain Border Patrol Brian Terry – seeing his family as more of a “nuisance” than one deserving straight answers — and at times being openly hostile to them. {..snip..}
  • Maddow Producer Swoons Over Possible Eric Holder POTUS Bid (What A Moron)

    06/20/2017 5:59:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | June 20, 2017 | Kevin Baker
    Eric Holder is set to re-emerge on the national political scene, wrote Steve Benen in a blog entitled, “Former AG Eric Holder: ‘Now is the time to be heard.’” Benen, a producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, argued that Holder has recently begun to increase his number of public appearances and that more may follow in the near future. Furthermore, he observed that there’s now active speculation that Holder may be musing a presidential run for 2020. Strangely enough, however, the blog failed to mention any of the baggage that would accompany such a run given Holder’s controversial record as...
  • Oh My: Former Attorney General Eric Holder Considering A 2020 Run

    06/20/2017 12:09:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 62 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 20, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if there’s one candidate who could get the conservative base in the Republican Party to unite, even those who don’t like Donald Trump, it’s former Attorney General Eric Holder. Apparently, the former top law enforcement official is considering a 2020 run against Trump (via The Hill): Former Attorney General Eric Holder is poised to take a more active role in opposing President Trump, telling Yahoo News in an interview published Tuesday that "now is the time to be more visible" — including weighting a 2020 presidential bid. “Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” said Holder, who served...
  • Holder mulling 2020 bid

    06/20/2017 10:59:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 20, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    Former Attorney General Eric Holding is poised to take a more active role in opposing President Trump, telling Yahoo News in an interview published Tuesday that "now is the time to be more visible" — including weighting a 2020 presidential bid. “Up to now, I have been more behind-the-scenes,” said Holder, who served for six years in the Obama administration. “But that’s about to change. I have a certain status as the former attorney general. A certain familiarity as the first African-American attorney general." "There’s a justified perception that I’m close to President Obama. So I want to use whatever...
  • Obama and Holder Lied – Brian Terry Died

    06/13/2017 9:10:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 13, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    As liberal McCarthyism continues searching for Russian monsters under Trump administration beds, it might serve us well to remember the Obama administration scandals, for which there were no special prosecutors appointed, no grand juries convened, not even a leaked memo to the New York Times via a friendly professor at Columbia University. A few years ago, President Obama called the scandals swirling around his administration “phony scandals”. As The Hill reported in 2013: “With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said in an economic address at Knox...
  • Who is 'El Chapo' Guzman, Public Enemy Number One?

    02/15/2013 1:49:00 PM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Feb. 15, 2013 | Michael Tarm
    A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the city's new Public Enemy No. 1 — the same notorious label assigned to Al Capone at the height of the Prohibition-era gang wars. The Chicago Crime Commission announced the move Thursday, saying it considers Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even more menacing than Capone because he's the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which supplies most of the narcotics sold in the city. "Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. ... And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed...
  • 'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told

    02/28/2014 8:12:32 AM PST · by mgist · 8 replies
    City Watch ^ | 2/28/14 | Jackson
    'El Chapo' and El Banco: What You Haven’t Been Told CRIME POLITICS-US media are celebrating the arrest of alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, whose Sinaloa Cartel is thought to be the most powerful trafficker in the world and "a main combatant in a spasm of violence that has left tens of thousands dead in Mexico" (New York Times, 2/22/14). US Attorney General Eric Holder called the arrest a "landmark achievement": "The criminal activity Guzman allegedly directed contributed to the death and destruction of millions of lives across the globe through drug addiction, violence and corruption." But...
  • DOJ ends Holder-era ‘slush fund’ payouts to outside groups

    06/07/2017 8:11:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 7,2017
    The Justice Department announced Wednesday it will no longer allow prosecutors to strike settlement agreements with big companies directing them to make payouts to outside groups, ending an Obama-era practice that Republicans decried as a “slush fund” that padded the accounts of liberal interest groups. In a memo sent to 94 U.S. attorneys' offices early Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would end the practice that allowed companies to meet settlement burdens by giving money to groups that were neither victims nor parties to the case. Sessions said the money should, instead, go to the Treasury Department or victims....
  • Oversight Committee to Revisit Operation Fast and Furious

    06/06/2017 10:31:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee, chaired by outgoing Congressman Jason Chaffetz, will hold a hearing re-examining Operation Fast and Furious and the Obama administration's handling of the scandal. The goals of the hearing are to "identify what the new officials at the Department of Justice can learn from the mistakes made by their predecessors in responding to Congress's inquiry" and "to understand the effect of the Justice Department's obstruction on these witnesses." As a refresher, Operation Fast and Furious was a program implemented under the Obama Justice Department (headed by Attorney General Eric Holder) and the Bureau of...
  • Sessions’ Office Releases Memo To All 94 US Attorneys Calling For Reversal Of Holder-Era Policy

    05/12/2017 5:45:43 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions' office sent out a letter late Thursday to the nation's federal prosecutors instructing them to pursue the most serious charges possible against most criminal suspects. The move will send more people to prison and for much longer terms by triggering mandatory minimum sentences. Officials at the Department of Justice said the new guidelines are a direct rebuttal of policies implemented under President Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder. The memo is already being referred to as “the Sessions Memo.” The 94 U.S. attorneys were instructed in the memo to “charge and pursue the most serious and readily...
  • Companies in California Admit They are Paying People to Protest Donald Trump

    05/12/2017 2:16:32 AM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    It was expected that protests to Donald Trump’s Presidency would last for a while, but we have past 100 days and they show no signs of abating. Many have wondered how it is that people can afford to be out protesting every day, and how the permanent protestors are actually supporting themselves. Soon after Trump’s election, a job ad appeared on Craigslist offering $15 per hour plus gas money for “activists” to protest in different locations around the country courtesy of moveon.org (a Soros funded movement). Many attributed this to a Bernie Sanders group. But the media were quick to...
  • Attkisson v. Eric Holder, Department of Justice, et al

    04/14/2017 12:00:11 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 18 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | April 2, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Many of you have asked for the status of my computer intrusion lawsuit against the federal government. On March 19, 2017, a federal judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss my computer intrusion lawsuit, and transferred the case from Washington D.C. to the Eastern District of Virginia. Below are excerpts from the judge’s opinion, which provides a good summary.
  • Attkisson v. Eric Holder, Department of Justice, et al

    04/03/2017 2:53:36 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | April 2, 2017 | By Sharyl Attkisson
    Many of you have asked for the status of my computer intrusion lawsuit against the federal government. On March 19, 2017, a federal judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss my computer intrusion lawsuit, and transferred the case from Washington D.C. to the Eastern District of Virginia. Below are excerpts from the judge’s opinion, which provides a good summary. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MEMORANDUM OPINION, by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan As an investigative reporter for CBS News, Ms. Attkisson was responsible for investigating and reporting on national news stories. Between 2011 and 2013, she...
  • Did the Obama Administration Try Stacking the Deck Against Trump at the Justice Department?

    03/04/2017 2:42:52 AM PST · by tired&retired · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 3 2017 | Mark Hemmingway
    Amid Thursday’s over-hyped brouhaha about Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian ambassador, a curious detail emerged. In Sessions's recusal memo, it was explained who at the Justice Department would be handling any investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. "Consistent with the succession order for the Department of Justice, Acting Deputy Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente shall act as and perform the functions of the Attorney General with respect to any matters from which I have recused myself to the extent they exist," reads Sessions's official statement on the matter....
  • Obama Engineered an Obama-Friendly Lawyer to Succeed Sessions In Case Sessions Had to Recuse Himself

    03/03/2017 9:48:05 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 91 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 03/04/2017 | Ace of Spades
    On his way out the door, Obama also rewrote the line of succession in cases where the AG recuses himself. (I didn't know there was such a previously-planned chain of succession.) He specifically wrote one senior guy out of the succession, and re-routed the succession to go right to his friendlies. Amid Thursday;s over-hyped brouhaha about Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian ambassador, a curious detail emerged. In Sessions's recusal memo, it was explained who at the Justice Department would be handling any investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. "Consistent with the succession order for the Department...
  • James Rosen on being the target of surveillance under the Obama administration

    03/05/2017 8:45:10 PM PST · by CaptainK · 23 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/5/2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    With the Trump administration claiming Trump Tower may have been wiretapped and a spokesman for Obama denying he was involved in such a thing, some are recalling the targeting of Fox News reporter James Rosen by the Obama Department of Justice. Rosen appeared on Fox News today to discuss his experience. “I have to clarify that I was not wiretapped, my parents were not wiretapped, which is where you place a listening device on someone’s telephone line and you listen to their conversations,” Rosen said. He continued, “What happened to me was that the Attorney General, Eric Holder, under Barack...
  • HYPOCRISY: 7X More Coverage for Sessions Debacle than Holder Contempt

    03/03/2017 6:34:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 3, 2017 | Mike Ciandella and Rich Noyes
    If you ever doubted that the media see the news through a partisan prism, consider this: in less than two days, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted nearly 7 times as much coverage to Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian Ambassador in his role as a U.S. Senator than they did when then-Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress in June 2012. On March 2, Democrats accused Sessions of misleading Congress by not disclosing that he met with the Russian ambassador to the United States twice while he was serving as Senator. Despite admitting that the statements Sessions...
  • Obama’s [2013] attack against Fox News reporter James Rosen is a really, really big deal

    02/25/2017 12:48:40 PM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 29, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama’s attack against Fox News reporter James Rosen is a really, really big deal James Rosen is a law abiding reporter for Fox News. However, the Obama administration falsely labeled him as “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation when it applied for a warrant to read his emails.The New York Times wrote of this:With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible “co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news. Leak investigations usually focus...
  • Treason, Traitors and Obama: The Links that Show Obama is Trying to Steal Back Power

    02/13/2017 3:39:26 PM PST · by davikkm · 50 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    What is the name for a group that tries to halt the business of government? And what if that group is sponsored by funds from a foreign nation or national? And then, if that group engage in rioting, attacking political and non-political opponents (physically and verbally), damage property and attempt to frustrate/hinder the police force from doing its duty? What would you call them? Treasonous? Traitors? Enemies? They call themselves “Organizing for Action” (OFA), and they’re being directed by former president Barack Obama.
  • DoJ silences Obama associate Daniel S. Mahru with his freedom

    09/20/2012 4:20:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Illinois PayToPlay ^ | 9/20/12 | Ernie Souchak, Editor-in-Chief
    Illinoispaytoplay.com (IP2P) has learned that Daniel S. Mahru, former business partner of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, made a deal with the Department of Justice (DoJ) for his silence. IP2P is the first to report that on, October 4 2012, Daniel S. Mahru will receive probation at his sentencing hearing. IP2P has also learned that this is being done to insure Mahru will not speak of crimes, of which he has knowledge, that implicate Barack Obama, Valarie Jarrett, Allison Davis, Tony Rezko and others. (Remember Tony recently saying he committed crimes for which Fitzgerald did not charge him.) IP2P is also investigating...