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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...
  • Justice and State departments blocking access to survivors of Benghazi attack

    10/31/2013 5:44:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 31, 2013 | Catherine Herridge
    The Justice and State departments are now citing a year-old FBI investigation and a future criminal prosecution to block access to survivors of last year’s Benghazi terror attack. In an Oct. 28 letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.,the State Department’s Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Julia Frifield, refers to "significant risks" and "serious concerns about having the survivors of the attack submit to additional interviews." Graham has been asking since last year for the FBI’s transcripts of interviews with State Department and CIA survivors who were evacuated to Germany after the Sep.11 attack on the U.S. consulate. He and other...
  • 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...
  • Eric Holder Investigating Eric Holder:What It Says About Barack Obama’s “Moral Authority”

    05/30/2013 7:48:18 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Canada Free press ^ | May 29, 2013 | John Lillpop
    President Obama has done a lot of foolish, ill-advised, impeachable, disrespectful, arrogant, anti-American, unconstitutional, illegal and inexplicable things during the nearly four and one half years in which he has held the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue captive to Marxism and Islamic extremism. Obama’s missteps have harmed the American economy and the prospects of prosperity for untold future generations; he has jeopardized national security with foreign policies that punish American allies, while rewarding terrorists and would be terrorists; he has refused to protect the US borders and has encouraged the invasion of American soil by millions of non-English speaking,...
  • KUHNER: Obama’s Watergate [Officials cover up culpability for gun smuggling and murder]

    12/16/2011 7:32:25 AM PST · by yoe · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2011 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    A year ago this week, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered. He died protecting his country from brutal Mexican gangsters. Two AK-47 assault rifles were found at his death site. We now know the horrifying truth: Agent Terry was killed by weapons that were part of an illegal Obama administration operation to smuggle arms to the dangerous drug cartels. He was a victim of his own government. This is not only a major scandal; it is a high crime that potentially reaches all the way to the White House, implicating senior officials. It is President Obama’s Watergate. Operation...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Taxpayer Funded Beer Bash, Ball Games and Scavenger Hunts at Holder DOJ

    06/16/2011 11:59:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | June 16, 2011 | J. Christian Adams
    With the real unemployment rate above 16 percent, it is a perfect time to throw a lavish party for high paid federal employees at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. At least Eric Holder thinks so.The Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, the same unit that dismissed the slam dunk voter intimidation lawsuit against the New Black Panther Party and forced Dayton (OH) to hire firefighters who flunked employment tests, is throwing an alcohol-fueled bash during work hours for 815 employees.I have obtained the invitation posted internally to all 815 Civil Rights Division employees. It reads:“It’s Time to Get Together,...
  • Attorney General warns against alienating Muslims

    03/09/2011 10:18:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/9/11 | Jeremy Pelofsky - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday warned against alienating the U.S. Muslim community, in a veiled criticism of a congressional probe into the radicalization of Muslims at home. The House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee will open a series of hearings on Thursday about the increasing terrorism threat against the United States, with the first hearing drawing criticism because of its sole focus on Muslim Americans. The panel chairman, New York Republican Representative Peter King, has repeatedly criticized, saying the Muslim American community has not cooperated with law enforcement agencies and that some mosques encourage radicalization. But...

    03/02/2011 4:08:49 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 1, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    Continuing to face down questions as to why the U.S. Justice Department went easy on prosecuting members of the New Black Panther Party who stood armed with nightsticks outside a Philadelphia polling location during the 2008 presidential election, Attorney General Eric Holder expressed his personal frustration over the criticism that race played a role. During a hearing of a House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, accused Holder’s DOJ of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the decision to dismiss the case. Holder seemed to take personal offense when Culberson read comments from former Democratic...
  • 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...
  • BREAKING: DOJ Undermines Pentagon, Allows Wisconsin To Ignore Military Voting Protections

    09/10/2010 11:41:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 121 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 10, 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    This is a disgrace, plain and simple. Military voters, their families, and veterans organizations should be outraged at the Holder DOJ. It is 2008 all over again. Today the Department of Justice effectively rewrote the 2009 MOVE Act designed to protect military voters. In a settlement reached with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, the Holder Justice Department allowed Wisconsin to mail ballots to overseas military voters only 32 days before the election, instead of the statutorily mandated 45 days. Once again, it is no accident this embarrassing settlement is being released on a Friday, so fewer might notice.The Pentagon had...
  • 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 ^ | 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: 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.
  • Terror - and Candor

    07/02/2010 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/2/2010 | Charles Krauthammer
    The Fort Hood shooter, the Christmas Day bomber, the Times Square attacker. On May 13, the following exchange occurred at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee: Rep. Lamar Smith (R.,Texas): Do you feel that these individuals might have been incited to take the actions that they did because of radical Islam? Attorney General Eric Holder: There are a variety of reasons why I think people have taken these actions. . . . Smith: Okay, but radical Islam could have been one of the reasons? Holder: There are a variety of reasons why people— Smith: But was radical Islam one...
  • Under Democrats a Nation of Lawlessness

    06/21/2010 8:18:52 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 6/21/10 | alaphiah
    They refuse to enforce the Constitutional mandate to secure the border. They refuse to listen to the American people’s wishes on health care. They refuse to listen to the American people wishes to stop deficit spending. Any law that Democrats disagree with they simply disregard as unworthy to obey. Such was the case with Democrat San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom who unlawfully disregarded California’s marriage laws and instituted his own law in San Francisco. [Newsom] instructed city employees to break the law by instituting homosexual mock weddings which resulted in a political and legal quagmire for the citizens of California.(see...

    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...
  • (Eric) Holder: Combating corruption 'one of great struggles of our time'

    05/31/2010 1:08:29 PM PDT · by maggief · 47 replies · 898+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2010 | Bridget Johnson
    Attorney General Eric Holder told an audience in Paris on Monday that he and President Barack Obama are committed to battling corruption as "one of the great struggles of our time." Holder, addressing the 35-nation Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, said the World Bank estimates that more than $1 trillion in bribes are paid out each year. "Put simply, corruption undermines the promise of democracy," Holder said. "It imperils development, stability, and faith in our markets. And it weakens the rule of law."
  • 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...
  • Eric Holder And Groucho Marxism

    05/16/2010 5:37:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 775+ views ^ | May 16, 2010 | David Stokes
    The chief law enforcement officer in the United States has a problem with rhetoric, not to mention reality. This was in plain view the other day as he attempted to answer questions during a hearing conducted by the House Judiciary Committee. It was not a pretty sight—in fact, it was a tortured display. Our Attorney General, Eric Holder, wants to have it both ways. He is comfortable speaking with reckless abandon about laws he has never read and he is quite uncomfortable forming syllables about something he actually knows about, but would rather ignore or deny. First, there was Mr....
  • Eric Holder: The Most Imbecilic, Politicized Attorney General in Decades

    05/15/2010 2:54:07 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies · 898+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-15-10 | Mike's America
    He actually makes Nixon Attorney General John Mitchell look good by comparison!The Attorney General of the United States is the nation's top law enforcement officer. His job description does not include, and in many ways specifically forbids any overtly political action. But Obama's A.G. Holder mixes politics with a new low of imbecility not seen in the office. Here's the latest: [VIDEO AT SITE] As Mark Steyn points out: At Ford Hood, Major Nidal Malik Hasan jumped on a table and gunned down his comrades while screaming, "Allahu Akbar," which is Arabic for "nothing to see here" and an early...
  • Radical Islam? What's That?

    05/14/2010 4:26:03 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 24 replies · 557+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/14/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Could radical Islam be responsible for recent terrorist attacks inside the U.S.? That question doesn't seem like too much of a poser, but it was too much for Attorney General Eric Holder when he testified before the House Judiciary Committee today. Rep. Lamar Smith tries to get Holder to acknowledge that radical Islam could have played a role in one or more of the recent attacks, but Holder apparently views it as a trick question:
  • Video: Rep. Darrell Issa and others grill Holder over bribe claims & refusal to say 'radical Islam'

    05/13/2010 2:20:27 PM PDT · by paltz · 2 replies · 761+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 5/13/10 | Kerry Picket
    Attorney General Eric Holder had a tough time finding words Thursday afternoon when Congressman Darrell Issa, California Republican and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, took Attorney General Eric Holder to task over ignoring the Congressman's inquiries regarding an alleged bribery scandal between the White House and sitting Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak.
  • Holder fears 'slippery slope' of racial profiling

    05/09/2010 12:30:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 749+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says he does not think Arizona's law cracking down on illegal immigrants is racially motivated but says he fears enforcement could lead to racial profiling. Holder also said the U.S. has a national immigration problem that cannot be cured with a "state-by-state solution."
  • Holder: Taliban Behind Times Square Attack (Won’t Discuss Why Team Obama Took Him Off Terror List)

    05/09/2010 9:20:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies · 1,535+ views
    gateway pundit ^ | May 9, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Eric Holder today admitted that the Taliban was behind the attempted bombing in Times Square by Faisal Shahzad. The Political Punch reported: In his first Sunday morning interview, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Pakistani Taliban was behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square last week. “We’ve now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack,” Holder said on “This Week.” “We know that they helped facilitate it. We know that they probably helped finance it. And that he was working at their direction.” Of course Holder was not asked why Faisal Shahzad was...
  • Bond angrily blasts attorney general for withholding intel on Times Square attack

    05/08/2010 10:43:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 993+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    The top GOP member of the Senate Intelligence Committee blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday for having allegedly refused to brief senators on last weekend's attempted Times Square bombing. Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), the ranking member of the intelligence panel, accused Holder of obstructing congressional inquiries into the attempted attack. "It seems Attorney General Holder is only interested in looking tough on terrorism on TV since he’s now told the intelligence community to skirt the national security law and give only the details he wants and when to Congress," Bond said Saturday. Both Bond and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.),...
  • Did President Obama & Eric Holder Suspend Another Bush Era Terrorist Investigation?

    05/05/2010 6:31:52 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 7 replies · 318+ views
    The Strata Sphere ^ | 5/5/10 | AJ Stata
    We all know AG Eric Holder’s ‘Justice’ Department (sort of a oxymoron these days) closed down Bush era terrorist investigations into Major Nidal Hasan (killer in the Ft Hood Massacre) and probably also into radical US-born cleric al Aulaqi (see here, here and here for details). It is pretty obvious that shutting down the surveillance of these American traitors working with our enemies also gave Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab an opening to nearly bring down a plane full of passengers on Christmas Day as it landed in Detroit, MI.
  • 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...
  • Fort Hood lawyer blogs again, despite gag order, on injustices in case against Major Nidal Hasan

    03/13/2010 3:49:39 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 654+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 13th, 2010 | Aleksandra Kulczuga
    Following a two-week absence, the Fort Hood attorney was back at it Friday despite a gag order, blogging on the perceived injustices suffered by his defense team in defending Major Nidal Hasan, the man charged in the shooting deaths of 13 people. Galligan was put under partial gag order, but is adamant that his public comments don’t violate any ethical or legal rules. In the latest post, he argues that his client was denied a “mitigation expert” — a key part of defending someone charged with a capital crime. Galligan explained that in order to push for the death penalty,...
  • 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...
  • Holder Failed To Alert Senate To Old Brief

    03/11/2010 6:09:43 AM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies · 1,086+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2010 | Mike Levine
    During his confirmation more than a year ago, Attorney General Eric Holder failed to notify lawmakers he had contributed to a legal brief dealing with the use of federal courts in fighting terrorism, the Justice Department acknowledged on Wednesday. “The brief should have been disclosed as part of the confirmation process,” Justice Department spokesman Matt Miller said in a statement. “In preparing thousands of pages for submission, it was unfortunately and inadvertently missed.” Still, the “amicus brief,” filed with the Supreme Court in 2004, resonates years later as Holder finds himself defending the handling of some recent terrorism cases, particularly...
  • 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...
  • GOP senators want info on Justice lawyers who defended terror suspects

    02/26/2010 4:36:54 PM PST · by onyx · 30 replies · 608+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 02/26/10 05:02 PM ET | Michael O'Brien
    Senate Republicans pressed Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday afternoon over political appointees who'd previously defended suspects in terrorism cases. All seven members of the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote Holder, asking for more details about political appointees within the Department of Justice, who, Republicans say, may have conflicts of interest in the government's prosecution in terrorism cases. The GOP senators wrote Holder to complain that a response to an original request for information on those Justice Department personnel was "at best nonresponsive and, at worst, intentionally evasive." "It appears the Department has chosen to go another direction and refuse to...
  • The Next Two Names in the Gitmo Nine

    02/26/2010 8:10:11 AM PST · by MadisonReagan · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is rightly unhappy that the Justice Department won't divulge the names of the nine Justice Department lawyers who directly represented suspected-terrorist detainees, or their cases. Grassley identified two himself, Neal Katyal (an aside: Katyal is a very impressive guy and very charming and level-headed) and Jennifer Daskal. Well, we've identified two more of them: Deputy AG counsel Eric Columbus and Office of Legal Counsel lawyer Jonathan Cedarbaum. (With reference to:
  • 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?

    02/24/2010 4:26:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 595+ views ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY 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...
  • 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...
  • Corruptocrat Eric Holder's National Security Cover-Up

    02/24/2010 4:19:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 820+ views ^ | 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...