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  • Tony Blair Rejects David Gregory's 'Nonsense' That Iraq War to Blame for Terrorism

    04/28/2014 2:32:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 28, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    In an interview with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory attempted to blame the war in Iraq for ongoing Islamic terrorism by citing the former head of Britain's MI-5 claiming the conflict "increased the terrorist threat by convincing more people that Osama bin Laden's claim that Islam was under attack was correct" and "provided an arena for the jihad for which he had called." In response, Blair blasted the argument: "We've got to liberate ourselves from this, because we're making a huge error when we end up thinking somehow it's our...
  • Documents: Cops wanted to hit 'Meet the Press' then-host David Gregory with gun charge

    01/22/2015 4:23:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | January 22, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Police wanted to arrest former NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory for showing an illegal high-capacity gun magazine in a TV showdown with NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, according to newly uncovered documents. A Washington Metropolitan Police Department detective said in the documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch and said there was ample evidence to charge the host, since fired and replaced by Chuck Todd. In an affidavit, the investigator wrote that “there is probable cause that the offense of possessing a ‘high-capacity’ magazine was committed in the District of Columbia. Therefore your...
  • David Gregory Arrest Affidavit: NBC Knew He Would Violate D.C. Gun Law

    01/23/2015 10:25:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 1/23/15 |
    After a long legal effort, transparency group and blog win document. In a nearly forgotten controversy David Gregory, then host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” appeared on TV waving a 30-round ammunition magazine from the network’s District of Columbia studio. Gregory was aggressively interviewing the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre in December 2012, asking if it might be a good idea to ban the high-capacity magazines. His prop, ironically, violated a District of Columbia law making it illegal to possess an ammunition magazine - even an empty one - that holds more than 10 bullets.
  • Hillary's Fingerprints on Selection of Aides' Layer

    04/04/2016 6:07:23 AM PDT · by libstripper · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 4, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The news that Hillary Clinton’s closest aides have retained well-connected D.C. attorney Beth Wilkinson to represent them in their boss’ email scandal is bad news for those that held out some hope that justice would be done in the case. Instead, their joint hiring of Wilkinson, without objection from the Justice Department, strongly suggests that that Attorney General Loretta Lynch has no intention of pursuing charges against any of them, much less Hillary. The timing and terms of Wilkinson’s hiring have Clinton’s fingerprints all over them, demonstrating once again that when it comes to corruption and pulling strings to escape...
  • Former US attorney: Clinton aides' legal strategy is 'red flag'

    06/06/2016 5:37:33 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 30 replies ^ | 6/6/16 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    Four central figures in the FBI’s criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices are all using the same lawyer, a move described as a “red flag” by a former U.S. attorney who now runs a government watchdog group. Lawyer Beth Wilkinson is representing: Clinton former chief of staff Cheryl Mills; policy adviser Jake Sullivan; media gatekeeper Philippe Reines; and former aide Heather Samuelson, who helped decide which Clinton emails were destroyed before turning over the remaining 30,000 records to the State Department. "I think it would be a real red flag," Matthew Whitaker, executive director of the Foundation for Accountability...
  • Clinton aide Cheryl Mills leaves FBI interview briefly after being asked about emails

    05/10/2016 10:56:17 PM PDT · by Rabin · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10 | Matt Zapotosky
    Investigators have not classified Mills, as hostile — Mills was chief of staff for Clinton as secretary of state. Questions that were "off limits" dealt with the procedure used to produce (archived) email. Tension surrounding the criminal probe into records of purposefully gross mishandling of power and critical American intelligence information. FBI, will depose Sec. Clinton concerning years of well orchestrated malfeasance, with a benevolent effort to separate "criminal intent" from "malicious intent" and side step "massive criminal collusion".
  • David Gregory and wife knew D.C. Attorney General (Party photo at link)

    01/11/2013 3:43:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/11/13 | William A. Jacobson
    District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin Nathan issued a lengthy letter today explaining the decision not to prosecute David Gregory despite “despite the clarity of the violation of this important law,” despite rejecting NBC’s claims of a subjective misunderstanding of the law, and despite vowing vigorous enforcement of gun laws. -snip- t further undermines public confidence in such decisions to find out that Nathan knew Gregory and his wife, high-powered attorney Beth Wilkinson. Anne dug up the connection in which in 2011 Nathan and Wilkinson participated together in a charity mock trial for the Washington, D.C. Shakespeare Theatre Company (emphasis...
  • ATF Death Watch 135: The Smoking Gun(gunwalker)

    02/01/2012 1:12:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Robert Farago
    The average American doesn’t have the bandwidth for devilish details about public policy. Politicians know if they “control the narrative”—make an issue as simple as humanly possible—they can manipulate public opinion. Millionaires and billionaires = oppressors. Iraq = not our problem anymore. The public can handle the truth; they just don’t have time for it. They’ve got money to make, kids to raise, bills to pay, football to watch, spouses to deceive, etc. And that’s why, more than a year after ATF-enabled drug thugs gunned down Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the ATF Fast and Furious Scandal is still flying...
  • Why was Holder thrown under Obama bus in White House document dump?

    01/31/2012 11:01:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/31/2012 | Doug Book
    It’s easy to tell when Attorney General Eric Holder is about to take part in another bout of prevarication before a congressional committee. Just look for a Friday night, White House sponsored, Department of Justice document dump. This time the White House oversaw the release of some 500 redacted emails and other assorted tid-bits, designed as usual to lead House and Senate investigators precisely where the Obama Regime wants them to go in their investigation of the “gunwalking” Operation Fast and Furious. And one of those emails makes it clear that Eric Holder’s DOJ aide, Monty Wilkinson received news of...
  • Eric Holder's False Testimony Warrants Impeachment

    01/30/2012 5:20:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 30, 2012
    Scandal: For incompetence alone, Attorney General Eric Holder should resign in the wake of the illegal "Fast and Furious" gunrunning scandal. But fresh news that he knew of it and is covering it up warrants impeachment. In the latest Friday night document dump — news released as to minimize its scandalous impact on the White House — congressional investigators learned that Attorney General Holder knew all along that a gun his Justice Department intentionally let fall into the hands of Mexico's cartels was used to murder U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry on Dec. 15, 2010. Holder must have known...
  • Fast and Furious: Holder’s Perjury Defense Gets Shaky

    01/31/2012 6:08:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 30 January, 2012 | John Hayward
    To the great annoyance of congressional investigators, Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department has been dragging its feet turning over subpoenaed documents relating to several inquiries – most infamously the “Fast and Furious” gun walking operation, in which American guns were deliberately allowed to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartel killers. DOJ has a habit of releasing these subpoenaed documents in massive “dumps” on Friday night, to guarantee minimal media coverage. Last Friday’s dump weighed in at 500 pages, and turned out to contain some very interesting emails sent in the wake of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian...
  • Holder's fantastical claim about 'Fast and Furious'

    01/31/2012 5:57:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 30 January, 2012 | Examiner Editorial
    Philosophers and poets have argued for at least three millennia about who is more valuable. Poets claim they tell tales that inspire men to do things they would otherwise never accomplish. But philosophers argue that this requires the acceptance of obvious fantasies, thus leading men away from the truth. Judging by what Attorney General Eric Holder has been asking Congress and the American people to believe regarding what and when he knew about Operation Fast and Furious, we think he is telling tales that lead away from the truth. Fast and Furious is the Justice Department program that allowed thousands...
  • A Fast & Furious fib - Holes in Holder’s testimony?

    01/30/2012 3:09:59 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | January 29, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup, goes the old Washington cliché. In the case of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, it’s both. As Attorney General Eric Holder gets ready to face more congressional grilling Thursday, something’s clearly rotten at the Justice Department. The stench goes all the way to the top — to Holder. Friday, the feds disclosed documents that show that despite Holder’s claim during congressional testimony that he’d only learned of F&F “a few weeks” earlier (a claim later amended to “a couple of months”), he has known (or should have known) about it all along...
  • New Emails Suggest Eric Holder Perjured Himself

    01/30/2012 10:54:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 30, 2012 | Bob Owens
    The attorney general's claim regarding when he knew about Operation Fast and Furious conflicts with the released communications.The Department of Justice released hundreds of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious late Friday afternoon, including a series of emails that strongly suggests that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself in congressional testimony. The crucial email exchange began at 2:31 a.m. on December 15, 2010, with a message from an unidentified DOJ source to “OIOC SIT” and “SITROOM”: On December 14, 2010, BORTAC agent working in the Nogales, AZ AOR was shot. The agent was conducting Border Patrol Operations 18...
  • DOJ dodges, won’t say when Holder knew of border guard’s death

    01/29/2012 11:34:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/30/12 | Matthew Boyle
    A document the Department of Justice sent to Congress Friday shows that Eric Holder’s deputy chief of staff was made aware on the day of U.S. border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder that a weapon traced back to Operation Fast and Furious killed him. But when asked Sunday, a Justice spokesperson would not would not answer The Daily Caller’s question about whether Attorney General Eric Holder himself was informed of the connection. The documents sent from the DOJ to congressional officials Friday night included a series of emails between former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke and Holder’s then-deputy chief of...
  • Eric Holder knew of Fast & Furious killing months before congressional testimony

    01/29/2012 8:31:07 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 21 replies ^ | January 29, 2012 | Henry D'Andrea
    PHOENIX, January 29, 2012―President Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, had the Department of Justice dump more documents relating to botched Operation Fast and Furious on congressional officials late Friday night. The documents reveal that Holder learned of the death of Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, on the day it happened. The released emails show a conversation between one official, whose name was redacted, and now-former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke. “On December 14, 2010, a BORTAC agent working in the Nogales, AZ AOR was shot. The agent was conducting Border Patrol operations 18 miles north of the international boundary when...
  • White Officer Claims Bias by Ithaca Police

    06/01/2010 9:19:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 574+ views
    ITHACA, NY--The City of Ithaca, Police Chief Ed Vallely, Deputy Chief John Barber, Deputy Chief Pete Tyler and the Tompkins County District Attorney's office discriminated against Ithaca Police Officer Chris Miller and other white male officers, Miller is alleging in a $17 million lawsuit filed in federal court May 20. The lawsuit alleges they increased their discrimination against Miller after he filed human-rights complaints and retaliated with baseless accusations, threats of indictment and termination, harassment, greater scrutiny, and unjustified and unlawful discipline, including a bogus investigation of him in 2009. The suit also names the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association and...
  • Inflation Hypothesis Doesn't Measure Up to New Data (growing body of evidence contradicts Big Bang)

    01/30/2009 10:54:50 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 497 replies · 6,868+ views
    ICR ^ | January 30, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Since the Big Bang story of the origin of the universe has been refuted by a host of external observations and internal contradictions,1 secular science has been forced to postulate additional, exceedingly improbable events to keep it afloat. One of these is “inflation,” which attempts to explain the apparent uniformity of the universe.2 But new observations by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe are forcing cosmologists to revamp inflation, at the cost of inventing yet another miraculous event to prop it up...
  • Boyfriend in Bloody Attack on Texas Family Sentenced to Life

    01/07/2009 6:01:58 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies · 713+ views
    Fox ^ | 1/7/2009 | Fox
    EMORY, Texas — A 20-year-old man who helped kill a lovesick girl's family because the two were forbidden to date has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Charlie James Wilkinson was sentenced Tuesday for the March 2008 killings of Penny Caffey and her two sons in their Emory home. His friend, Charles Allan Waid, was also sentenced to life in prison.
  • Ex-flack Fleischer took 5th on Libby

    01/28/2007 2:28:47 PM PST · by freespirited · 109 replies · 3,124+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/27/07 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    President Bush's ex-spokesman invoked the Fifth Amendment when asked in front of a grand jury about the illegal outing of spy Valerie Plame, prosecutors revealed this week. Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer sought and received immunity from prosecution for unmasking the secret agent. Armed with this immunity, Fleischer is now expected to testify Monday in the perjury trial of Lewis (Scooter) Libby. Fleischer is expected to tell the court that Libby, formerly Vice President Cheney's top adviser, told him on July 7, 2003, that "he had some information that was hush-hush," said special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald. What was hush-hush...
  • Waiting for Terrance J. Wilkinson -- The Rise and Fall of the 'Bush Lied' Smear...

    07/12/2003 3:01:47 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 34 replies · 1,381+ views
    Free Republic Forum | 07/12/2003 | Various freepers
    In coming weeks, Democratic elected officials will question the President’s intentions on the pending war with Iraq. Writers and broadcasters friendly to the Democratic cause have already been provided talking points suggesting the war is about oil, not terrorism. “The talking points were developed before the end of last year and sent out to operatives and friendly media,” one Democratic consultant confided. “No Democratic member of Congress will question the President’s patriotism openly but we will use the media and other surrogates to raise doubts.” Capitol Hill Blue obtained a copy of the talking points when the Democratic National Committee...
  • WSJ: No More Souters -- The legacy of previous GOP Supreme Court picks.

    07/19/2005 5:47:24 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 843+ views ^ | July 19, 2005 | Editorial
    As President Bush contemplates his Supreme Court nominee, one fact to keep in mind is that seven of the nine current Justices were appointed by Republican Presidents. If you want to understand why many of Mr. Bush's supporters are worried that he might nominate Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, this is the reason. The objection isn't personal, and it isn't even about what Mr. Gonzales thinks; the concern is that virtually no oneknows what he thinks. Mr. Gonzales's brief tenure on the Texas Supreme Court and his behind-closed-doors advice as chief White House counsel shed little light on what his judicial...
  • High Court’s Vacancy Puts Spotlight on Virginian: Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III

    07/05/2005 8:39:01 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 20 replies · 602+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 7'5'2005 | Dale Eisman
    WASHINGTON — Three years ago, before today’s white-hot struggle over judicial appointments and the philosophical direction of the federal courts grabbed hold of official Washington, a soft-spoken Virginia conservative and a loquacious New York liberal met at the Library of Congress to bat around some ideas. Brought together by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of Charlottesville and Sen. Charles Schumer of New York carried on a friendly debate over the role of political ideology in shaping legal decisions and influencing congressional evaluations of judicial nominees. It’s unlikely many minds were changed during the...
  • WSJ: After O'Connor-President Bush owes his supporters a nominee in the Scalia-Thomas mold.

    07/05/2005 5:45:15 AM PDT · by OESY · 37 replies · 1,142+ views ^ | July 5, 2005 | Editorial
    ...Justice O'Connor is being hailed as the Court's "swing" Justice, but her legacy is more complicated. She has been a conservative on property rights and federalism, most recently in her Kelo dissent, where she took vigorous issue with the Court's extension of government's eminent domain power to include the taking of private property for private economic development. Replacing her with a "moderate" could actually mean a more liberal court on those issues. Where she drifted left over the years--and where her written opinions often sowed confusion--was on social issues, notably church-state and racial matters. She focused more on the facts...
  • Bush Needs a Shorter List for the Supreme Court

    06/15/2005 6:06:56 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 18 replies · 695+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | June 15, 2005 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    “A Supreme Court judgeship is perhaps the closest our country has come to clothing mortals with deistic powers,” wrote James Harvie Wilkinson III in a 1974 book about clerking for Justice Lewis Powell. In anticipation that Chief Justice William Rehnquist may retire, speculation abounds about which mortal President Bush may now offer these “deistic powers.” The rumored “short list” features some stellar federal appellate judges with credible records as strict constructionists: Michael Luttig of the 4th Circuit, Edith Jones of the 5th, Samuel Alito of the 3rd, and Michael McConnell of the 10th. Conservatives would be thrilled with any of...
  • McEwen Rejected by Voters 12 Years Ago: Blistering Repudation in 1993 Local News Column ("GET LOST")

    05/31/2005 12:54:25 PM PDT · by bizzyblog · 1 replies · 176+ views
    Bizzyblog ^ | March 21, 1993 | BizzzyBlog using 1993 Cincinnati Enquirer Material
    This thread links to a blogpost which in turn excerpts a post-mortem column on the 1993 special primary election for the 2nd District (OH) Congressional seat. On the GOP side, Rob Portman won. Bob McEwen, who had lost in the Sixth District race in November 1992 under the cloud of the House Bank Scandal and extensive (and expensive) travel tastes, moved into the second district when the seat was vacated by the retiring Willis Gradison, and finished a somewhat-distant second.
  • Judge: Raid on Hells Angels clubhouse was illegal; officers moved in seconds after knocking

    12/02/2004 10:26:57 AM PST · by SmithL · 100 replies · 5,718+ views
    AP ^ | 12/2/4
    PHOENIX -- A judge threw out key evidence against a man accused of assaulting a police officer during a drug raid on an alleged Hells Angels clubhouse, noting the raiders waited only a few seconds to move in after an early-morning knock on the door. Judge Michael Wilkinson chastised members of a multiagency crime task force and ruled they illegally entered the building on July 8, 2003, violating search-and-seizure laws. Wilkinson said it was understandable that Michael Wayne Coffelt, 42, came to the door carrying a handgun. The knock on the door came around 4:45 a.m., and officers then waited...
  • Judge Rules Hells Angels Raid Illegal (Tosses Evidence in Assault of Cop)

    12/03/2004 5:54:12 AM PST · by IncPen · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 12.2.04 | AP - Unsigned
    PHOENIX -- A judge threw out key evidence against a man accused of assaulting a police officer during a drug raid on an alleged Hells Angels clubhouse, noting the raiders waited only a few seconds to move in after an early-morning knock on the door. Judge Michael Wilkinson chastised members of a multiagency crime task force and ruled they illegally entered the building on July 8, 2003, violating search-and-seizure laws. Wilkinson said it was understandable that Michael Wayne Coffelt, 42, came to the door carrying a handgun. The knock on the door came around 4:45 a.m., and officers then waited...
  • Bush's Erratic Behavior Worries White House Aides (Doug Thompson and unsourced quotes)

    06/04/2004 10:45:29 AM PDT · by dead · 308 replies · 3,740+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | Jun 4, 2004, 06:15 | DOUG THOMPSON
    President George W. Bush’s increasingly erratic behavior and wide mood swings has the halls of the West Wing buzzing lately as aides privately express growing concern over their leader’s state of mind. In meetings with top aides and administration officials, the President goes from quoting the Bible in one breath to obscene tantrums against the media, Democrats and others that he classifies as “enemies of the state.” Worried White House aides paint a portrait of a man on the edge, increasingly wary of those who disagree with him and paranoid of a public that no longer trusts his policies in...
  • Did Capitol Hill Blue Post An Article With Fabrications?

    07/08/2003 1:32:03 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 227 replies · 9,947+ views
    In this article on Capitol Hill Blue, there are the following lines:"The report had already been discredited," said Terrance J. Wilkinson, a CIA advisor present at two White House briefings. "This point was clearly made when the President was in the room during at least two of the briefings." Bush's response was anger, Wilkinson said. "He said that if the current operatives working for the CIA couldn't prove the story was true, then the agency had better find some who could," Wilkinson said. "He said he knew the story was true and so would the world after American troops secured...
  • Ex-Gov. {Louie B.} Nunn remembered as Tough, Candid {KY}

    01/31/2004 9:55:08 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 338+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 01-31-04 | Cross, Al
    <p>C-J file photos Former Gov. Louie B. Nunn rode in his inaugural parade in Frankfort in 1967.</p> <p>From left, Steven, Jennie Lou and Beula Nunn, Louie B. Nunn's son, daughter and wife, respectively, stayed warm during the governor's inauguration in December. The day started chilly and gray, but thousands gathered for the event.</p>
  • Games People Play

    07/10/2003 3:39:47 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 110 replies · 4,393+ views
    7/10/03 | William McKinley
    <p>"If I promise you the Moon and the Stars, Would you believe it?</p> <p>Games people play in the middle of the night" - Alan Parsons Project, "Games People Play"</p> <p>The recent fiasco experienced by the New York Times over the creative writing exploits of Jayson Blair should have served as a warning to journalists to be careful over the information they publish. A news outfit depends upon its credibility, just as surely as our society depends upon news reporting in order for people to make judgments over their own governance. Yet it appears that some lessons are not easily learned, as was recently demonstrated by some events which are to this moment still unfolding.</p>
  • BREAKING: Conned big time "CIA Witness" to White House Lying about Intel story found to be FRAUD

    07/09/2003 4:04:00 PM PDT · by Doug Thompson · 1,336 replies · 6,988+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | July 9, 2003 | Doug Thompson
    Damn, I hate it when I've been had and I've been had big time. In 1982, while I was working for Congressman Manuel Lujan of New Mexico, a man came up to a me during a gathering in Albuquerque and introduced himself as Terrance J. Wilkinson. He said he was a security consultant and gave me a business card with his name and just a Los Angeles phone number. A few weeks later, he called my Washington office and asked to meet for lunch. He seemed to know a lot about the nuclear labs in New Mexico and said he...