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  • EXCLUSIVE: Bergdahl declared jihad in 2010, secret documents show

    06/05/2014 2:07:07 PM PDT · by abb · 136 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/5/14 | James Rosen
    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a "mujahid," or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents prepared on the basis of a purported eyewitness account and obtained by Fox News. The reports indicate that Bergdahl's relations with his Haqqani captors morphed over time, from periods of hostility, where he was treated very much like a hostage, to periods where, as one source told Fox News, "he became much more of an accepted fellow" than is popularly understood. He even reportedly was allowed to carry...
  • Anthony Weiner, wife hunt for cheaper digs

    01/21/2014 2:58:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/21/14
    Disgraced pol Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, are looking to move out of their $12,000-a-month Park Avenue South rental to a cheaper place. “Their lease is up in a couple of months, so they are looking at apartments,” a source told us. The pervy former mayoral candidate and the aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were spotted looking at apartments last week in the Gramercy area, spies said, east of the $3.3 million, four-bedroom rental they’ve been living in that’s owned by Democratic donor Jack Rosen, a close pal of Bill Clinton.
  • Rep. Olson Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Eric Holder

    11/13/2013 6:03:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 13, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) has introduced an Articles of Impeachment resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in Operation Fast and Furious and other scandals of President Barack Obama’s administration. Seven congressman have signed onto the resolution thus far in addition to Olson. They are Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Phil Roe (R-TN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Roger Williams (R-TX), Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Randy Weber (R-TX). The Articles of Impeachment has four different sections. The first calls for Holder’s official removal because of his failure to comply with congressional subpoenas relating to Operation Fast and Furious....
  • Jerusalem, shared ‘security blanket,’ key to Israeli-Palestinian peace

    08/14/2013 8:58:42 PM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | August 14, 2013 | Judith Sudilovsky
    JERUSALEM (CNS) — Coveted as a spiritual and political capital by both Israelis and Palestinians, the status of the city of Jerusalem has stood out as one of the pivotal topics in their ongoing peace negotiations. snip “Jerusalem is very critical to the negotiations,” said Bernard Sabella, associate professor of sociology at Bethlehem University and a member of the Palestinian parliament. “U.N. resolutions and even the United States recognize East Jerusalem as occupied territory. We are going to have to find a solution set-up which is acceptable to both parties. snip Rabbi Rosen said that although there are some fringe...
  • ACLU Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder

    07/21/2013 8:53:19 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    We are writing to clearly state the ACLU’s position on whether or not the Department of Justice (DOJ) should consider bring ing federal civil rights or hate crimes charges as a result of the state court acquittal in the George Zimmerman case. Even though the Supreme Court permits a federal prosecution following a state prosecutio n, the ACLU believes the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Constitution protects someone from being prosecuted in another court for charges arising from the same transaction. A jury found Zimmerman not guilty, and that should be the end of the criminal case.
  • HOLDER OPENS ZIMMERMAN SNITCH LINE – Solicits Email Tips in Persecution of Trayvon Shooter

    07/17/2013 9:13:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 152 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-17-2013 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said.</p>
  • Fight Against Secularism Unites Jews, Catholics, Pope Says

    06/25/2013 6:40:09 PM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 06/25/2013 | CNA/EWTN NEWS
    VATICAN CITY — Christians and Jews can work together to challenge the contemporary problems of secularism and disrespect for the human person, Pope Francis told representatives of Judaism in a Vatican audience. “Humanity needs our joint witness in favor of respect for the dignity of man and woman created in the image and likeness of God and in favor of peace, which is, above all, God’s gift,” the Bishop of Rome told members of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations June 24. “Friendly relations are, in a way, the basis for the development of a more official dialogue,” he...
  • Eric Holder instructs Justice Department to defraud Supreme Court in Voting Rights Act case

    06/24/2013 8:42:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/24/13 | Doug Book
    The decision of the Supreme Court in Shelby County v Holder, a case to determine the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, will be published by the end of the month. Posted on CiR in March, this piece offers a little background on the VRA and instructions which AG Eric Holder gave DOJ employees—instructions designed to deceive Supreme Court justices as they considered the Act and the Shelby County case. In yet another testament to the corrupt if inventive workings of the liberal mind, Attorney General Eric Holder recently decided to defraud the United States Supreme Court...
  • Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

    06/20/2013 3:22:58 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 20,2013 | Glenn Greenwald & James Ball
    Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders which allow the NSA to make use of information "inadvertently" collected from domestic US communications without a warrant. The Guardian is publishing in full two documents submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (known as the Fisa court), signed by Attorney General Eric Holder and stamped 29 July 2009. They detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target "non-US persons" under its foreign intelligence powers and what the agency does to minimize data...
  • GOP effort to oust Eric Holder picks up steam

    06/20/2013 7:45:14 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    THEHILL.COM ^ | 6/20/13 | BOB CUSACK
    The House Republican effort to oust Attorney General Eric Holder has attracted a significant amount of momentum this month. Since the beginning of June, 66 Republicans have signed on to Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-Ariz.) legislation that calls for Holder’s immediate resignation. Gosar’s resolution now has 122 co-sponsors, more than half of the House GOP conference. In an interview with The Hill, Gosar attributed the burgeoning support to the Department of Justice’s controversial snooping of The Associated Press and Fox News. “Americans have lost faith in our chief law enforcement officer. He’s contradicted himself in front of Congress,” said Gosar, who...
  • New York police sued over surveillance of Muslims

    06/18/2013 12:00:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/18/2013 | Chris Francescani
    The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the New York Police Department over its surveillance of Muslim communities, accusing the police of trampling on religious freedoms and constitutional guarantees of equality. The surveillance by the NYPD's intelligence division has extended beyond New York City's five boroughs into neighboring New Jersey and other nearby states. The police department says that surveillance of Muslims is legal under an earlier federal court order. The lawsuit is the latest skirmish in an ongoing battle between the NYPD and civil liberties advocates over the department's aggressive policing tactics - including...
  • Did senior State Department security officials commit perjury?

    06/18/2013 4:44:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2013 | James Rosen
    Two top officials at the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service (DS) -- the federal law enforcement agency that protects American diplomats and investigates allegations of criminal misconduct by State Department employees -- gave sworn testimony earlier this year that appears to be evasive at best, and untrue at worst, according to evidence obtained by Fox News. The officials are Scott Bultrowicz, who until Feb. 1 served as director of DS, and Tracy H. Mahaffey, who remains the executive director of DS. In videotaped depositions conducted this past February, Bultrowicz claimed not to know about any claims by a federal agency...
  • Hacked Sharyl Attkisson tells O'Reilly: 'I Think I Know' Who Did It

    06/18/2013 6:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/18/2013
    O'REILLY: "Personal Story" segment tonight. CBS News announced on Friday that Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson's computer was hacked into late last year. This, combined with the James Rosen situation here at Fox News and the A.P. snooping, causing a lot of concern. With us now on a Factor Cable Exclusive is Ms. Attkisson. So, when did you know that somebody was messing with your computer. SHARYL ATTKISSON, INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT, CBS NEWS: Well, there were signs probably around 2011 but I don't think I recognized exactly what was going on until perhaps the fall of last year when so many things...
  • "NSA Should Come Clean About Domestic Spying": Ray Kelly

    06/18/2013 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jennifer Bain
    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly launched a stinging rebuke to the federal government’s secret phone and Internet monitoring campaign — and suggested leaker Edward Snowden was right about privacy “abuse.” “I don’t think it ever should have been made secret,” Kelly said today, breaking ranks with US law-enforcement officials.
  • 'NSA should come clean about domestic spying': Ray Kelly

    06/17/2013 7:11:06 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 17, 2013 | By JENNIFER BAIN
    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly launched a stinging rebuke to the federal government’s secret phone and Internet monitoring campaign — and suggested leaker Edward Snowden was right about privacy “abuse.” “I don’t think it ever should have been made secret,” Kelly said today, breaking ranks with US law-enforcement officials. His blast came days after the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder outraged New York officials by endorsing a federal monitor for the NYPD. Kelly appeared to firmly reject Holder’s claim that disclosure of the monitoring campaign seriously damaged efforts to fight terrorism. “I think the American public can accept the...
  • Francis could organise peace meeting between world’s three major religions, in Rome (5-29-2013)

    06/17/2013 6:13:53 PM PDT · by haffast · 23 replies
    Vatican Insider - LaStampa ^ | 05/29/2013 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Israeli government sources claim Francis is apparently thinking of calling a meeting between leaders and faithful of the world’s three biggest monotheistic religions, in Rome, to launch a message of peace, countering violence and the use of God’s name to justify hatred and terrorist acts. The sources say the Pope announced his intention to call a meeting, during an Audience last 30 April. But there was no mention of this in the communiqué the Holy See’s issued after the Audience. President Peres “told the Pope that there are people who use God’s name to justify terrorism” and religious leaders should...
  • Gohmert: Holder’s credibility is 'shot’

    06/15/2013 11:27:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2013 | Ben Goad
    A GOP member of the House Judiciary Committee said Saturday that Attorney General Eric Holder had lost the trust of the American people, arguing the Justice Department has been turned “into a criminal defense firm” over an ongoing government leaks scandal. “Eric Holder’s credibility has been shot," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said during an appearance on Fox News. Gohmert lambasted Holder for refusing to publicly explain his role in the agency’s probes into media leaks, which involved the monitoring of reporters’ phone records. Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced late Friday that Holder had agreed to meet privately to...
  • Holder dodges GOP subpoena

    06/14/2013 6:49:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/14/13 | Jordy Yager
    Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet with House Republicans as part of their probe into whether he misled Congress or acted inappropriately in the Justice Department’s investigation of two separate leaks to media outlets. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) made the announcement late Friday after exchanging several weeks worth of testy letters with the nation’s top cop. In agreeing to meet with the lawmakers, Holder staved off the threat of a subpoena from Goodlatte for a second time in as many weeks. Goodlatte is investigating whether Holder misled the committee last
  • DOJ Falsely Claimed That Reporter James Rosen Was Involved In Bombings In Trying To Hide Fact

    06/14/2013 5:05:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 6/14/13 | Mike Masnick
    from the whoa dept Okay, here's one that's just crazy. A few weeks ago, lots of folks, including us, covered the story of how the Justice Department claimed to a court that reporter James Rosen was "an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator" in a leak of some State Department info concerning North Korea. He was none of the above. He was a reporter, but the DOJ was abusing its power in order to spy on his email and phone records, to try to find the source of the leak. Soon after that, it came out that the DOJ had been...
  • Did Holder admit to spying on Supreme Court?

    06/11/2013 3:27:53 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/9/13 | Kerry Picket
    (snip) Holder responded, “With all due respect, Senator, I don’t think this is an appropriate setting for me to discuss that issue. I’d be more than glad to come back in a — in an appropriate setting to discuss the issues that you have raised." Kirk, a Naval intelligence officer, pressed Holder remarking, “I would interrupt you and say the correct answer would be say no, we stayed within our lane, and I’m assuring you we did not spy on members of Congress.” Holder remained defiant saying, “And I would be more than glad, as I said, in an appropriate...
  • The Totalitarianism at the Heart of the Obama Scandals

    06/10/2013 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Mark Tapson
    The Obama administration’s legs are wobbling under the weight of so many scandals lately that whole chunks of the edifice – the IRS, the NSA, the DOJ – are threatening to implode, particularly without support from the normally adoring media. Even the New York Times – the New York Times! – is no longer willing to bolster an administration whose totalitarian urges have been exposed to the light. Let’s begin with the Internal Revenue Service’s thuggish targeting of conservative groups. From April 2010 to April 2012, the IRS placed on hold the processing of applications for tax-exempt status received from...
  • Eric Holder admits to spying on Congress

    06/07/2013 3:35:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2013 | Tom Trinko
    Eric Holder was asked, in a meeting about the 2014 DOJ budget, if the DOJ was monitoring phones of members of Congress. Holder refused to answer, saying that he'd be glad to answer in the appropriate forum. That clearly says that, in fact, the DOJ did monitor phones used by members of Congress. If such monitoring hadn't occurred, then Holder could have just said no. The Senator who asked the question, Kirk (R-Il), said, "The correct answer would be to say, 'No, we stayed within our lane, and I am assuring you we did not spy on members of Congress.'"...
  • Holder misses deadline to clear up testimony on reporter surveillance

    06/05/2013 4:48:30 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 05, 2013
    ttorney General Eric Holder has missed the deadline set by Republicans to personally explain questionable testimony he gave on reporter surveillance, as lawmakers threaten to subpoena Holder if necessary. The deadline set by House Judiciary Committee Republicans was close-of-business on Wednesday. An aide told FoxNews.com they have "not received a response."
  • Former Rep. Allen West calls Atty General Holder a bigger threat than al-Qaeda

    06/05/2013 3:41:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 6-5-2013 | Katie LaPotin
    June 5, 2013 Former Rep. Allen West calls Atty General Holder a bigger threat than al-Qaeda Katie LaPotin Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) believes that Attorney General Eric Holder is a more dangerous threat to the United States than the terrorist organization al-Qaeda.West, who lost his bid for re-election in November and is now a Fox News contributor and the Director of Programming for Next Generation TV, made the claim in a fundraising email for his political action committee, the Allen West Guardian Fund.After posting a side-by-side picture of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, and Holder, West asked the...
  • Conyers to PJM: Even if Holder ‘Made Some Mistakes, I Don’t Think He’s a Liability’

    06/05/2013 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 5, 2013 | Nicholas Ballasy
    “Been pretty good guy on most of the issues.”Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told PJ Media that Attorney General Eric Holder has been put in a “bad fix” but remains a “pretty good guy on most of the issues.” Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, told PJ Media that Attorney General Eric Holder has been put in a “bad fix” but remains a “pretty good guy on most of the issues.” Conyers was asked for his opinion on the panel investigating Holder’s role in seizing the emails...
  • 'Something to hide?' Republicans reject DOJ explanation of Holder testimony

    06/03/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/3/13 | Fox
    Republican leaders of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday accused Attorney General Eric Holder of having "something to hide," after the Justice Department issued a formal defense of his questionable testimony on reporter surveillance -- a defense Republicans rejected as inadequate. "This response is insulting and further proof that Attorney General Holder refuses to hold himself accountable," Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said. Holder was facing a Wednesday deadline, set by the committee, to explain his May 15 testimony. At the time, the attorney general said under oath he knew nothing of the "potential prosecution" of the press. Days later, it...
  • Judiciary GOP: DOJ Defense of Holder Testimony Proof That He’s ‘Hiding from the Truth’

    06/03/2013 7:00:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 3, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Goodlatte and Sensenbrenner asked attorney general to explain May 15 statements to committee on reporter probes; what they got today was "insulting."Leading Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee received an “insulting” response from the Justice Department in response to their inquiry about whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself before their panel last month. Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) asked Holder last Wednesday to explain the investigation of reporters in light of testimony he delivered at a May 15 oversight hearing. In response to a question from Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about using the...
  • Obama DOJ to federal judge: Let’s keep this James Rosen warrant between us, OK?

    06/01/2013 11:05:55 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06-01-2013 | Dan Calabrese
    The entire pretext by which the Obama Justice Department justified spying on James Rosen was flimsy enough. They trumped up the notion that they might charge him as a criminal co-conspirator to justify the warrant that allowed them to read his e-mails and access his phone records. This was always absurd, based on ridiculous notions about how Rosen approached his reporting work.
  • Holder’s chutzpah; Trying to sucker the press

    05/31/2013 5:47:01 AM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies
    NY POST ^ | 5/31/13 | MICHAEL WALSH
    Holder invited members of the media in for a sit-down— some of whom his DOJ had expressly targeted for surveillance under dubious national-security claims, and almost nobody came. The AP, one of Holder’s targets, said no. The NY Post said no. The NY Times said no. CNN said no. Fox News, another target, said no. Even liberal Huffington Post said "no, not if it’s off the record." (Politico, WSJ, Washington Post, The New Yorker, NY Daily News did attend.) Holder had insisted the chat (to “discuss guidelines,” whatever that means) be off the record — which meant that nothing he...
  • Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks

    05/30/2013 5:04:39 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/30 | cratty
    Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder's plans to sit down with media representatives to discuss guidelines for handling investigations into leaks to the news media have run into trouble. The Associated Press issued a statement Wednesday objecting to plans for the meetings to be off the record. "If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter," said Erin Madigan White, the AP's media relations manager. The New York Times is taking the same position. "It isn't appropriate for us to...
  • Timeline of DOJ investigation of leaks, Fox News reporter

    05/29/2013 9:19:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    cnn ^ | 5/29/13 | Ryan Lizza
    CNN contributor Ryan Lizza digs into the timeline of the Justice Department's investigation of James Rosen. For more CNN videos, visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/
  • Reporters Grill Jay Carney About Holder's Inconsistent Testimony on DOJ Scandal:

    05/29/2013 9:05:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/29/13 | Jason Howerton
    Reporters grilled White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday over Attorney General Eric Holder’s seemingly misleading testimony on the Justice Department’s monitoring of members of the press. Referring to Holder’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on May 15, Fox News reporter Ed Henry pointed out that the attorney general claimed he was unaware of any “potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material.” It was later discovered that Holder personally signed off on the search warrant to obtain James Rosen’s personal emails, Henry explained. “Even if the attorney general ruled out that he was going to...
  • N.Y. Times will not attend DOJ session, citing opposition to off-the-record provision

    05/29/2013 7:29:27 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    politico ^ | 5/29 | byers
    New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has announced that her paper will not attend an off-the-record session with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the Justice Department's monitoring of reporters, due to the fact that the meeting is to be conducted "off the record."
  • Associated Press Will Not Attends Off-the-Record DOJ Session (Holder PR Fiasco)

    05/29/2013 4:18:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    The Associated Press says it will not attend this week's off-the-record meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder unless the Justice Department decides to change its mind and conduct the meeting on the record. "We believe the meeting should be on the record and we have said that to the Attorney General’s office. If it is on the record, AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll will attend. If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter," AP spokesperson Erin Madigan said in a...
  • House Judiciary Chairman to Newsmax: Holder Should Resign

    05/29/2013 3:23:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 5/29/13 | By Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte is leading a Judiciary Committee probe of Attorney General Eric Holder's actions regarding the targeting of reporters. And he tells Newsmax he is "very concerned" about Justice Department efforts to "harass the news media." The Virginia Republican also reiterates his call for Holder to step down, a demand he first made two years ago during the Fast and Furious controversy. Elected in 1992, Goodlatte has been chairman of the House Judiciary Committee since January. Holder recently testified before the committee that targeting journalists was "not something I've even been involved in." But it's now been reported that...
  • Thousands and Thousands of Associated Press Phone Calls Monitored by DOJ

    05/29/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/29/13 | Katie Pavlich
    The Associated Press scandal just keeps getting worse, and we haven't even started yet. AP CEO Gary Pruitt informed staffers Wednesday that the Department of Justice monitored, not one, not twenty, but "thousands and thousands" of phone calls made by reporters and editors. Associated Press president and chief executive Gary Pruitt told staff at a Wednesday town hall meeting that the phone records obtained by the government included "thousands and thousands" of calls in and out of the news organization, according to a staffer who attended. Pruitt said Wednesday that the Obama administration acted as "judge, jury and executioner" in...
  • Being Eric Holder - It’s hard to learn of your own poor judgment in the morning paper.

    05/29/2013 12:00:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 29, 2013 | Rich Lowry
    President Barack Obama has been mocked for learning about untoward conduct in his administration from the press. But he’s on the ball compared with his attorney general, who wouldn’t know about his own poor judgment without reading about it in the papers. Let’s hope he has a Google alert set for “Eric Holder.” The website the Daily Beast interviewed the attorney general and Justice Department officials for a piece about how the AG is holding up in the firestorm over two controversial Justice Department leak investigations, one into the Associated Press, the other into Fox News reporter James Rosen. The...
  • The Perjury Rap Sheet of an Attorney General

    05/29/2013 5:02:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Perjury Rap Sheet of an Attorney GeneralPosted By Arnold Ahlert On May 29, 2013 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder remains in the eye of a largely self-inflicted storm. The House Judiciary Committee is initiating an investigation into whether Holder lied under oath when he testified before the Committee on May 15th regarding the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) seizure of Fox News reporter James Rosen’s emails. Furthermore, in a revelation likely to add weight to that investigation, The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza reports that the DOJ essentially went “judge shopping” to procure...
  • Did Eric Holder Lie Under Oath? [Yes, he did.] An Early Investigation of an Investigation

    05/28/2013 7:56:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | Philip Bump
    The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his testimony to them two weeks ago, as reported by The Hill. If the committee determines that he did, Holder could face five years in prison. It very well may. He almost certainly won't.
  • Producing ‘Scandal Exhaustion’- That's the Obama administration's apparent strategy.

    05/28/2013 6:20:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-28-2013 | Tom Blumer
    May 28, 2013 Producing ‘Scandal Exhaustion’ That's the Obama administration's apparent strategy. Tom Blumer In discussing the Obama administration’s most recent entries to its already exhaustive roster of scandals, we could start by trying to figure out which one is the most important.The answer, unfortunately, is that each of the three most recent scandals Team Obama has inflicted on the nation is the most important in its own way. There’s Benghazi, where an American ambassador and three other brave Americans were attacked by and died at the hands of al-Qaeda and AQ-inspired terrorists. During the attack, they were denied the...
  • Obama and the 1917 Espionage Act (Michael Barone)

    05/28/2013 6:13:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    The president uses the overly broad and little-used WWI-era law to go after reporters.There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice DepartmentÂ’s snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox NewsÂ’s James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it...
  • House Judiciary investigating whether Holder lied under oath

    05/28/2013 11:31:36 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 May 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    The House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath during his May 15 testimony on the Justice Department’s (DOJ) surveillance of reporters, an aide close to the matter told The Hill. The panel is looking at a statement Holder made during a back and forth with Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about whether the DOJ could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917. “In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material -- this is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy,”...
  • Second thoughts? Reporter says Eric Holder is "soul searching" after signing off on snooping

    05/28/2013 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 70 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 28, 2013
    Attorney General Eric Holder has been under intense fire lately, having to answer for his involvement in several scandals, including two separate media cases with the Associated Press and a Fox News reporter. But now a new report paints him as deeply convicted — even sorry — over at least one of them. Although Holder had recused himself of the case where phone records of several Associates Press editors and reporters were obtained, he personally signed off on the search warrant that allowed emails from Fox News’ James Rosen to be released. Rosen was not made aware of the warrant...
  • Perjury is Job Security in the Obama Administration

    05/28/2013 10:00:51 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 13 replies
    May 28, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    President Obama's arrogance and contempt for the rule of law is on full display now. As the 'Chicago crime syndicate' in the White House is further exposed by recent scandals, numerous Obama appointees and other employees prove themselves guilty as sin. And as hearings designed to isolate these guilty players showcase the rampant corruption in this administration, how does he respond? He doubles-down by shamelessly retaining, reappointing or promoting those who we would expect him to eject in shame from our government. Amidst these scandals, he is busy buying the silence of those around him with promotions, awards and other...
  • Report: Holder Felt 'Remorse' over FNC James Rosen Subpoena

    05/28/2013 9:06:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    According to an interview with the Daily Beast, Attorney General Eric Holder felt a sense of "remorse" when the Washington Post ran a story about "how agents had tracked Rosen’s movements in and out of the State Department, perused his private emails, and traced the timing of his calls to the State Department security adviser suspected of leaking to him." Aides reportedly told the publication that Holder felt "a creeping sense of personal remorse" upon reading the affidavit obtained by the WaPo describing Rosen as "at the very least ... an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator." I guess Holder didn't feel...
  • News Corp. Says It Was Not Told of Subpoena for Reporter’s Phone Records

    05/26/2013 10:37:32 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2013 | AMY CHOZICK
    News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel. The company’s chief legal counsel at the time also said that he had never seen material from the government related to the subpoena. The Justice Department has signaled that it notified News Corporation on Aug. 27, 2010, that it had seized the phone records of a Fox News reporter — who turned out to be the Washington correspondent James Rosen — after one...
  • Bombshell: News Corp. says it has no record of DOJ notification of Rosen subpoena

    05/26/2013 7:15:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 86 replies
    The “tonight’s news” referred to by The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza comes via the New York Times: Wow, tonight's news dramatically escalates the war between DOJ and Fox. Somebody is not telling the whole truth.— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) May 27, 2013 News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel [James Rosen]. The company’s chief legal counsel at the time also said that he had never seen material from the government related...
  • Breaking: Holder DOJ Went Judge Shopping to Three Different Judges Armed With Criminal Warrants...

    05/27/2013 6:06:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 27, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Breaking: Holder DOJ Went Judge Shopping to Three Different Judges Armed With Criminal Warrants for James Rosen The Holder Department of Justice went judge shopping with criminal warrants for James Rosen. Two separate judges refused to offer DOJ the ability to secretly search the contents of Rosen’s e-mail account. A third judge, Royce C. Lamberth, appealed the decision and overturned the order of the two judges. Judge Royce C. Lamberth was the third judge approached by the DOJ. He appealed two previous judges’ decision and allowed the DOJ to secretly snoop on FOX News reporter James Rosen.
  • DOJ Begged Judge to Keep Fox Reporter in Dark About Monitoring

    05/25/2013 5:06:05 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 24, 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    The Justice Department begged a federal judge to not tell Fox News reporter James Rosen that it was tracking his telephone calls and emails in a probe regarding a national security leak. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen argued in 2010 that the traditional 30-day notice period did not apply to Rosen as Justice secretly monitored his Gmail account, according to new exhibits unsealed this week and disclosed by The Hill. “Where, as here, the government seeks such contents through a search warrant, no notice to the subscriber or customer of the e-mail account is statutorily required or necessary,” Machen wrote in...
  • Revealed: Holder personally vetted Rosen warrant, DOJ fought for prolonged secret monitoring....

    05/24/2013 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:40 pm on May 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    It’s 4 p.m. ET as I’m writing this. If you had that time plus “deeper complicity for Holder in the Rosen investigation” in the pool, congrats.We already knew that he signed the warrant for Rosen’s e-mails. Now we know for sure that it wasn’t pro forma. President Good Government announced yesterday that he’s ordered the Attorney General to review the DOJ’s guidelines for snooping on reporters. Imagine how dismayed Eric Holder will be when he finds out what Eric Holder’s done. The Justice Department said on Friday that officials up to Attorney General Eric Holder vetted a decision to search...