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  • Botched U.S. Gun Smuggling Operation Let Grenades, IEDs 'Walk' Into Mexico

    09/07/2011 7:14:34 AM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 6, 2011 | Grace Wyler
    Amid brewing controversy over the ATF's botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation comes new allegations that the Department of Justice also let off an Arizona man suspected of supplying grenades to Mexico's drug cartels. The WSJ reports today that federal authorities are now investigating why the U.S. Attorney's office in Phoenix — the same office that oversaw Fast and Furious — released Jean Baptiste Kingery after he confessed to providing military-style weapons to the now-defunct La Familia Michoacana drug cartel. Kingery, who was arrested and released in June 2010, confessed to manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) using grenade components from...
  • Shocking new documents detail DOJ’s reasons for releasing Marxist bomber

    06/30/2011 9:34:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    Newly released documents show that the Department of Justice (DOJ) allowed for the release of Marxist radical and domestic terrorist Marilyn Buck from federal prison because officials believed she learned her lesson and had “expressed a dramatic change from her previous political philosophy.” These new documents, obtained by investigative journalist Cliff Kincaid’s America’s Survival organization, shed more light on why Holder’s officials decided to release Buck, a convicted radical left-wing domestic terrorist. “Incredibly, Buck’s attorney, Soffiyah Elijah, cited Buck’s ‘Master of Fine Arts in Poetics,’ completed behind bars, as evidence that she deserved parole. It’s a fraud and a racket,”...
  • HOLDER: FOCUS ON BLACK PANTHER CASE DEMEANS ‘MY PEOPLE’

    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...
  • EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers--The Justice Department obstructs military voting rights

    07/28/2010 3:12:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | Editorial
    Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus. Mr. Cornyn co-authored a 2009 law mandating that states mail absentee ballots to military voters at least...
  • Lockerbie Probe May Prove Uncomfortable for Obama Administration (Our Elvil Regime Not US Friendly)

    07/26/2010 4:20:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/26/2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – The four Democratic U.S. senators probing the early release of the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie bombing believe there were links to a BP oil deal, but their inquiry may have the unintended consequence of raising questions about just how strongly the Obama administration opposed the Libyan’s release. Abdel Baset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was the only person convicted of the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing in which 270 people were killed. Sentenced to life in prison, he was freed and sent home last summer “on compassionate grounds,” after medical experts said he was dying of prostate cancer....
  • (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."
  • 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,...
  • 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: 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.
  • 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....
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: Liar

    03/12/2010 11:03:02 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 4 replies · 327+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 12, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    During the Iran-Contra hearings of 1985, Americans were treated to brilliant National Security Advisor John Poindexter. Although everyone who had ever spent time with Poindexter agreed that he had a computer-like memory, he answered the same way to seemingly every question put to him by the boozy likes of Senator Ted Kennedy. "I don't recall," could have been Poindexter's nickname, and it was likely untrue. Later, in 1991 Poindexter was convicted for, among other things, obstruction of justice and perjury. Later, these convictions were overturned. At least Poindexter was a senior naval officer who was acting in the interests of...
  • 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...
  • 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: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/feb/25/identifying-the-gitmo-nine/)
  • 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    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...
  • Holder's tainted justice

    02/24/2010 3:13:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 464+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2010 | Editorial
    Attorney General Eric Holder says the corralling of Afghan native Najibullah Zazi before he could bomb New York subways proves the Justice Department is well equipped to combat terrorism. Not so fast. Yes, Zazi pleaded guilty Monday in a Brooklyn federal court to assorted terrorism charges -- including conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction. The "martyrdom operation" -- a suicide bombing set for last Sept. 14-16 -- was interrupted when Zazi realized the feds were on to him. Now Holder says Zazi coughed up valuable intelligence -- demonstrating that the Justice Department belongs on the front lines in the...
  • 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.
  • BO Freeing,Funding,Hiding,Safeguarding Terrorism Everywhere!Whose side was he on again?

    02/20/2010 6:38:10 AM PST · by capacommie · 18 replies · 534+ views
    Poisoning is latest vogue terror trend... Are Obama-lies and coverups effectively "supporting" ongoing mass poisoning, amongst other terror hits, which he also denies are terror hits?? Who can possibly say this guy is even on our side? --Janet Napolitano lied to Congress concerning the Flight 253 fiasco --Obama has been lying non stop as has Eric Holder and the entire bunch KNEW this mass murder attack was attempted by food poisoning at Fort Jackson (and there was Obama flying off to Hawaii and he said absolutely nothing). We do not know where these 5 Islamic terrorists are, whose custody they...
  • Security Risk: Eric Holder's Latest Folly

    02/11/2010 2:51:58 PM PST · by Justaham · 262+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-11-10 | Paul Greenberh
    How much time, do you suppose, has Eric Holder spent as attorney general of the United States explaining that he meant no harm by all the harm he's done? His not very acceptable explanations began even before he was confirmed as attorney general. That's when he was quizzed about his role in approving a pardon for Marc Rich, international fugitive and big giver to various political causes. Mr. Rich was but one of various dubious types Bill Clinton pardoned just before he left the White House, and The Hon. Eric Holder cleared the whole, smelly deal. Having earned his stripes,...
  • Specter Admits it was a Mistake to Read Christmas Day Terrorist Bomber his "Miranda Rights" - Video

    02/10/2010 5:10:00 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 416+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 10, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Democrat Sen. Arlen Specter admitting that Terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab shoud NOT have been read his "Miranda Rights" following his attempt to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day. Specter said they should have tried to get all information possible from Abdulmutallab in order to prevent future attacks. Specter said it was unnecessary to read him his "Miranda warnings" even if you intend to try him in civilian court because "you had that guy dead to rights" without anything he might say following his capture. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Loose Lips

    02/05/2010 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,122+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Holder's decision to Mirandize the Christmas bomber was bad enough. Telling the world he was talking again waseven worse Security: The administration says the Christmas bomber is now cooperating with authorities. We thought they got all the information he had in a 50-minute chat. So just why are we letting our enemies know he's talking? In any war, it's vitally important that you know what your enemy is planning and doing, just as it's important that your actions and plans remain secret. And when you know about your enemy's plans it's important they don't know that you know. We were...
  • 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...
  • Block Obama’s Terrorist Rights Advocate Nomination To The Department Of Justice

    02/04/2010 11:14:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 2 replies · 267+ views
    If President Obama has his way, Attorney General Eric Holder will soon be joined at the Justice Department by another terrorist rights advocate, Dawn Johnsen. Obama has nominated her to lead the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. Given her opposition to enhanced interrogation of terrorist suspects, she provides yet another example that the Obama administration still views Islamic terrorists as criminal defendants entitled to full constituional protections in civil trials, not as unlawful enemy combatants. As if we needed any more evidence! The New York Times, unsurprisingly, is upset about what its editorial today called ”an unreasonable delay” in...
  • 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...
  • The Attorney and the General (Gen. Michael Hayden: The failure of Obama/Holder's War by Subpoena)

    02/02/2010 5:33:57 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 8 replies · 624+ views
    NRO ^ | 2/2/2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Michael Hayden, the former CIA director, penned a superb op-ed in the Washington Post on Sunday. Succinctly, he tallies the wages of having Attorney General Eric Holder make national-security decisions. Unlike the attorney general, Hayden is a real general, and very much worth heeding. He shows that these decisions have been premised on left-wing political calculations that always shortchange intelligence collection and the pursuit of American interests. Holder’s judgments are not based on what America’s safety requires or on what the law maximally permits U.S. intelligence to do in wartime. As Hayden points out, the policy decisions that President Obama...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Impeach Eric Holder?

    01/28/2010 11:49:38 PM PST · by kingattax · 20 replies · 869+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    Ron Radosh reviews the handling of the underpants bomber and reports in detail why historian Martin Sklar thinks Holder can and should be impeached. Sklar... argue[s] that the decision for a civilian trial disarms our country and objectively arms our enemies. Ignoring this outcome, he argues, is malfeasance of duty, "a betrayal of the public trust and a violation of the constitutional oath of office." He then makes this historical analogy: The circumstances at present are strongly analogous to those of the Republican Party and pro-Union Democrats versus Andrew Johnson and the resurgent Secessionist/pro-slavery Democrats of 1866-68, the latter seeking...
  • Why Is Former Senator Paul Kirk Still Voting on Legislation?

    01/28/2010 9:12:00 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 25 replies · 951+ views
    Red State ^ | 01/29/10 | SusanAnne Hiller
    The Senate has voted on three pieces of legislation today that required 60 votes–to raise the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, to reduce the deficit by establishing five-year discretionary spending caps, and Ben Bernanke’s confirmation–all of which interim Senator Paul Kirk (D-MA) has voted on. In addition, there have been other Senate votes since Scott Brown was elected as Massachusetts senator that Kirk cast a vote. The main question here is: why is former Senator Kirk still voting on these legislative pieces? According to Senate rules and precedent, Kirk’s term expired last Tuesday upon the election of Scott Brown. Furthermore,...
  • 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...