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Across the dial reporters are speaking out about the invasion of privacy the Department of Justice perpetrated against a Fox Investigative reporter James Rosen and the Fox News Network. This news comes less than a week after the AP reported that their phone records had been seized by the DoJ.
At long last, reporters are seeing that the DoJ, under Attorney General Eric Holder, has pushed an agenda that is involved in spying and cover up. This is not new. But the realization by the left this administration is now investigating and watching journalists appears to be the final straw.
The heretofore antithesis of FNC NBC News broke the story today that Holder had, in fact, signed off on the search warrant against the FNC reporter.
Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
The disclosure of the attorney general’s role came as President Barack Obama, in a major speech on his counter-terrorism policy, said Holder had agreed to review Justice Department guidelines governing investigations that involve journalists.
From the Washington Post a memo sent by Fox News Chief Roger Ailes:
We reject the government’s efforts to criminalize the pursuit of investigative journalism and falsely characterize a Fox News reporter to a Federal judge as a “co-conspirator” in a crime. I know how concerned you are because so many of you have asked me: why should the government make me afraid to use a work phone or email account to gather news or even call a friend or family member? Well, they shouldn’t have done it. The administration’s attempt to intimidate Fox News and its
employees will not succeed and their excuses will stand neither the test of law, the test of decency, nor the test of time. We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth.
CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson, while not pointing fingers, yet, did state this week that her personal and work computers have been hacked and are under investigation.
Politico reports: “I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months but I’m not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today as I’ve been patient and methodical about this matter,” Attkisson told POLITICO. “I need to check with my attorney and CBS to get their recommendations on info we make public.”
In an earlier interview with WPHT Philadelphia, Attkisson said that though she did not know the full details of the intrustion, “there could be some relationship between these things and what’s happened to James [Rosen],” the Fox News reporter who became the subject of a Justice Dept. investigation after reporting on CIA intelligence about North Korea in 2009.
As you watch the news clip below, be reminded that this administration was involved in leaking personal emails of General Petraeus which resulted in his resignation. In addition, AG Holder refused to accept responsibility for the Fast and Furious debacle which occurred under his watch and resulted in deaths of US agents, numerous Mexican citizens and a multitude of weapons released across the border in a botched effort to control drug smuggling.
Today’s bold headline at HuffPo loudly proclaims, “Time to Go”.
Many, especially those born post Soviet Union, don’t realize the significance when a government limits the news. A free press investigating and with the ability to tell citizens the truth is a critical part of our open society.
Attorney General Eric Holder is in the hot seat today and he seems to be melting. I’ve been watching it for hours so you don’t have to and I’ve condensed his answers into two sentences that will give you the gist of his testimony. And remember, he’s under oath.
“Let me be very very very very very very very very very clear. I don’t know.” Followed by a little, “That was a Bush appointee”.
I just summed up like six hours of testimony for you. You’re welcome.
Mostly what we’ve learned today is that Holder does nothing and knows nothing so he can be held responsible for nothing. But we should continue to pay him to do nothing and know nothing because racism. Also, it’s Bush’s fault.
Though it was mostly Holder’s voice on repeat saying, “I don’t know…let me be clear…I don’t know,” there were a few highlights in the testimony. Darrell Issa, having apparently tired of the constant obfuscation, pressed Holder to actually answer a question at which point the Attorney General of the United States collapsed into a full on temper tantrum, saying Issa’s “conduct” as “a member of congress” was “unacceptable and shameful”.
Representative Hank Johnson, when not wringing his hands over the possibility of Guam tipping over, expressed his frustration with the talk of Fast and Furious and Benghazi and wished everyone would focus on “real issues”. Because top government officials being directly responsible for the deaths of Americans isn’t nearly as real as that retarded squirrel Johnson is allowing to grow on his chin.
The greatest question so far came from Congressman Trent Franks. He took on the Left’s love of baby butchery by saying, “[Abortion is a] heartless disgrace that cannot be described by the vocabulary of man”. He then went on to ask Holder, “Have you ever enforced the Born Alive Infant Protection Act even one time? After 18,000 opportunities?” In news that shocks no one, Holder stuttered and stumbled and could not answer the question. In stunning proof of the Left’s anti-life ideology, Holder did manage to sneak in a jab at President Bush, but could not defend his refusal to prosecute any of the 18,000 violations of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
Holder is still being questioned even as I type, so while we can call this story “developing”, it’s fairly safe to assume it won’t develop much beyond, “I don’t know”, “Bush’s fault”, and “racism”.
The mood was somber on the Morning Joe set at MSNBC this morning. Their high hopes for this administration have been dashed leaving the crew shaking their heads in sadness. The growing scandals, followed by attempted cover-ups, lies and bullying by the Obama administration were more than even they could justify. The few attempts to explain away the actions of the DOJ, IRS, HHS, State Department and the White House were winced at by others on the set.
Though not surprising to many on the outside, this fall from grace by the administration, is revealing what many said but was previously scoffed at by the Mainstream Media; that the emperor has no clothes and if you mention it they will use strong arm methods to squelch your speech.
NBC’s investigative reporter Lisa Myers admits what few on the left want to believe or admit, that this administration has a history of intimidating those who speak against or even question their policies including reporters. The thinned skin Team Obama are intolerant of those who might distract from their story and the approved narrative.
Unfortunately, many in the general public who depend on their thirty minute nightly news program to inform, will remain woefully in the dark about these growing scandals. Now, more than ever, it’s time for those who more closely follow current events to spread the word, to share information. While news organizations, like the AP, may now finally begin speaking more loudly in light of their recent run in with Holder’s DOJ, others will continue to shrink from publicizing the truth in fear of negative reprisal. As individuals we must not let the intimidation tactics of this administration keep the public in the dark. If your friends haven’t heard about these atrocities, the strong arm tactics, the out and out lies perpetrated by this administration it’s time to speak up. These non-partisan issues should outrage every American.
Remind them why it is important for reporters to ferret out the truth and keep government officials honest. Let them know that while singling out one group of people who have ideas contrary to the government might seem good today, tomorrow the tables may turn and your group’s ideals may become subject to special government scrutiny. Tell them that while government officials, just like all of us, can make mistakes like in the Benghazi situation, we must take responsibility for our errors and not compound the mistakes by telling lies or blaming others. Inform them of the Chicago style politics used to force acceptance, and promotion, of the very divisive Obamacare.
If you want to fly a Gadsden flag – Fly it. If you want to meet with fiscal conservatives at a “Lower Taxes” meeting – Do it. If a Tea Party rally inspires you to write about the Constitution -Write. Be brave.
The price of freedom is constant vigilance.
Let’s just stop all the PC nonsense and bull and state the truth: If the two Islamic terrorist scumbags were not Islamists, but “Mazel Tov” cheering Jews or Bible-bearing Christians, the living bomber and his terror-supporting cohorts would have been placed before a firing squad by now on the grounds of racism, hate, terror, and intolerable biblical religious beliefs!
The fact the terrorists are Islamists makes them poster boys for apologetic “tolerance” toward Islam and its violent threat to the world.
Because both Boston terrorists were Islamists is further grounds for President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to demand Americans ignore reality: Islamists and Islam is violent, and demand Americans not view an entirely violent religion as violent.
The fact these two Islamic brothers blew up a Boston street full of people they maimed and murdered is not grounds for Obama or Holder to call for the death penalty. After all, it’s not as if these two brothers were obnoxious Israel-supporting Jews who assume Jews have some right to live peacefully on this earth.
Let’s face it, if the 9/11 terrorists had been Jews screaming “Mazel Tov” as they flew planes into buildings, murdering thousands, the Left would have demanded America ban all Jewish holidays and Jews in America. And Israel would have been wiped off the map. Because Islam attacked America, we infidels are to tolerate our slaughters, while asking forgiveness because America asked for it, so “Mazel Tov!”
Even if the surviving Boston Bomber is given the death penalty–which I suspect that is highly unlikely,because he is Islamist, not Jewish or Christian, and America needs more college professors now that Black Panthers, cop killers, and Washington, D.C. bombers are entering retiring age–I wouldn’t be surprised if Dzhokar Tsarnaev spends 20 years in a prison (10 years for good behavior) that would make Martha Stewart envious, before Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn set up a scholarship fund in the name of the brutal conqueror Tamerlane (the dead terrorist was named for the brutal 14th century warlord) to get the thug Islamist a PhD and tenure at an Ivy League college.
The reality is this kid is not just a terrorist, he’s an Islamic terrorist, and that detail alone says he is untouchable not only to slander, but the death penalty—even if that verdict is handed down. Hey, we don’t want to insult the religion of violence massacring mankind! We must never forget its Israel and Jews we are to loathe and blame—after we have crucified Christianity and its repugnant teachings of love and peace.
Then we have the Tsarneav’s cohorts: They will probably get five to10 years in prison, no doubt shortened because of good behavior. That good behavior being the three college kids knew their patriotic duty: Aid terrorists blowing up America.
Those actions should gain the three cohorts the opportunity to become Hollywood filmmakers.
Now, if these were college kids supporting and raising money for Israel and impoverished Russian Jews, they would be considered vile enemies of mankind. Those who slaughter Jews and Christians are viewed as heroes; they should have poems and music written in their honor.
If Israel tries to make peace with her enemies, those Jews are described as blood-thirsty conquerors victimizing everyone else hurling bombs at Israel, the freest nation for any people in the Middle East.
Then there are those nasty Christians who dare say the name of Jesus, or worse, hold Bible studies in their homes and feed and clothe the poor! Those Christians are racist proselytizers shoving the bomb-filled Bibles down everyone’s throat!
Now that’s terrorism!
You won’t hear Obama demanding America stop tolerating those who want to destroy our nation. You won’t hear Eric Holder declare Islam violent and terror something Americans must not put up with. After all, Eric Holder is the man who ignored the New Black Panther’s voter fraud and threats against white voters during the 2008 election, Holder pardoned Marc Rich, as well as pardoning Weather Underground terrorists and terrorist organization FALN after it bombed New York City, Washington and Chicago and “killed six people—including the Chilean ambassador to the United States—and wounded at least 80 others.”
Furthermore, why should Obama, the man mentored by communist Frank Marshal Davis condemn Islam? Obama was, after all, raised Muslim, though “These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be,” while he defends Islam with apologies for America’s cultures, people, and values every chance he gets.
If anyone assumes Obama, who actually admitted the Boston bombing is act of terrorism, will deem this Chechen terrorist, who sided with Chechnya as an enemy against America, a threat to America, and demand he be tried as an enemy combatant, forget it. The thug already received Miranda Rights; he’s no longer an enemy combatant, he’s just your every day ordinary criminal.
In other words, Dzhokar Tsarnaev’s actions are no different than the loser who held up the local 7-eleven—who “will die for Islam!”
Given Obama and Holder’s track record for ignoring terror and siding with the enemy—think Benghazi and Fast and Furious–the only way this Islamist snot will get executed is if he converts to Judaism or Christianity.
As a show of support for recently deceased Reddit founder Aaron Swartz, hacker group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for hacking into the Department of Justice’s Sentencing Commission website.
The DOJ Sentencing Commission website, www.ussc.gov went dark Saturday morning after a hacking attack by a group of hackers identifying themselves as Anonymous. The group has taken credit for several online attacks and this latest effort was intended to show their anger over Swartz’ suicide earlier this month.
Aaron Swartz was facing up to 30 years imprisonment and $1 million in fines for allegedly using MIT computers and networks to steal millions of articles from online archival and journal distribution service JSTOR.
The attack on the DOJ website is under criminal investigation by the FBI.
Congressman Darrell Issa issued the following statement via the Committee On Oversight and Governmental Reform in response to the Department of Justice’s motion to dismiss Congress’ suit to gain access to information documents:
“The Obama Administration’s argument should trouble Americans who believe the President and the Federal government are not above the law. In perpetuating a cover-up, through false and misleading statements that even the Justice Department’s own Inspector General found troubling, the Obama administration argued for months that it did not have to meet its legal obligations to a lawfully issued congressional subpoena. Now, the Department is advancing arguments – already rejected by the federal judiciary – that our court system does not have jurisdiction to ensure accountability either. The American people deserve to know the full truth about what happened in Operation Fast and Furious and why top justice officials stood behind false denials of reckless conduct.”
Remember the New Black Panthers? In 2008 two of its members were filmed at a polling entrance with billy clubs and accused of acting in an intimidating manner. The Bush administration brought them up on charges but the Obama administration under Attorney General Eric Holder decided to drop the charges due to lack of evidence. During a Congressional Hearing it was said that there were no high level discussions about the case prior to it being dropped.
But, through the Freedom of Information Act, new evidence was released last week indicating otherwise. Unfortunately, this story is not making most news outlets. But Bill O’Reilly shared it with his viewers. Is this another scandal for the Department of Justice? How many more lies will be discovered from those in high levels of the DoJ before something changes?
If men and women are competing for the same job should they take the same entrance physicals? What if the job requires that person to confront dangerous subjects? What if the job requires that person to protect the lives of citizens?
Should there be a less rigorous test for one subset of society? In an effort to maintain equality should the candidates be a 50-50 split no matter their physical or academic standards? Does accepting a candidate with less physical ability put the partner or others in danger?
According to the Department of Justice the city of Corpus Christi, Texas must offer lower physical readiness standards for women applicants. The physical test currently used by the City of Corpus Christi has four parts: push-ups, sit-ups, a 300-meter run and a 1.5-mile run. If an applicant fails any section they fail the whole test. From 2005 to 2009, approximately 19% of female applicants passed the physical test and 63% of male applicants passed it.
Listed below are the DOJ complaint and from the Corpus Christi website what the current physical standards.
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Corpus Christi, Texas, Police Department for Sex Discrimination
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the city of Corpus Christi, Texas, alleging that the city’s police department engaged in a pattern or practice of employment discrimination against women in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit challenges the police department’s use of a physical ability test for the hiring of entry-level police officers. According to the complaint, the physical test used by the city between 2005 and 2011 had the effect of excluding qualified women from consideration for hire as entry-level police officers and did not screen candidates for job-related skills.
From the Corpus Christi City website:
Physical fitness is having the physical readiness to perform the strenuous and critical physical tasks of the job. The physical fitness areas that have been determined to be the underlying factors for your capabilities to do the job consist of four (4) specific and different areas.
What place should affirmative action play in today’s society? In an effort to be fair to all should the standards be lower for some? Do you think these standards are too high? Which candidate would you want responding to a home invasion at your house?
What do you think?
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) today issued the following statement concerning the voter identification legislation signed by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell:
“Governor McDonnell’s signature of this voter ID bill is a step in the right direction for the Commonwealth of Virginia and sends a message that the integrity of each and every vote matters,” said Michael Thielen, executive director of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA). “The RNLA applauds Governor McDonnell for his leadership and support for election reform.”
In addition to signing the voter ID bill, Governor McDonnell signed an executive order.
Thielen added, “The executive order goes above and beyond addressing the concerns of opponents of voter ID, even though it has the support of Democrats, Republicans and Independents. Even liberal Democrats in Rhode Island and former President Jimmy Carter support measures such as this. Should the Obama Department of Justice attack this common sense law much like it has in South Carolina and Texas, it would remove any doubt that Attorney General Eric Holder is anything but an ideologue bent on opposing election reforms irrespective of the law.”
The order does the following:
For more information on this new law or voter ID generally, check the RNLA blog at http://rnla.org/Blogs/blogs/public/default.aspx
The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 5326, a bill providing funds for the Justice Department and other agencies in 2013 in a 247-163 vote on Thursday.
Several amendments attached to the bill provide a major spanking for Attorney General Eric Holder. In addition to reducing his budget by one million dollars, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) offered an amendment which passed 381 – 41 (142 democrats in favor) to prevent the Justice Department from using taxpayer funds to lie to congress.
The bill also includes language which prevents the Justice Department from using funds to defend Obamacare, bring suit against states for their immigration laws and from taking action against states that pass voter ID laws.
The bill actually cuts three percent from 2012 spending levels.
President Obama has threatened to veto the bill.
U.S. Border agent Brian Terry was murdered on U.S. soil by a Mexican drug cartel member carrying an assault weapon made available to him by the U.S. Government in the Fast and Furious gunrunning debacle. Agent Terry’s parents have been denied any closure in this situation by cover-up king and DOJ Chief Eric Holder and company, so they have decided to sue the ATF, (which is run by the DOJ) in what looks like a case of seeking truth and justice, as opposed to it just being about the money. The family was denied a chance to speak out against this travesty when they were denied status as crime victims by the very same man who’s office led Operation Fast and Furious, U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke. As Human Events points out:
Agent Terry’s family asked to be granted status as crime victims, so they could talk with prosecutors and speak at Avila’s sentencing. It’s a routine request… but to the surprise of many observers, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Arizona has denied them. William LaJeunesse of Fox News reports:
U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke argues because the family was not “directly or proximately harmed” by the illegal purchase of the murder weapon, it does not meet the definition of “crime victim” in the Avila case. Burke claims the victim of the Avila’s gun purchases, “is not any particular person, but society in general.”
Prominent litigator and the former U.S. Attorney in Florida, Kendall Coffey disagrees.
“The government apparently is saying they’re not victims, even though it was a federal crime that put the murder weapon in the hands of the killer of Brian Terry,” says Coffey. “They are simply rights of respect, rights of communication and the right to be heard.”
The Terry family has lost a son that would still be alive today if the U.S. Government hadn’t perpetuated the crime of ordering the sale of assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels. To add insult to injury, the government is trying to shut them up by denying them crime victim status. The Terry family has taken a stand against big government cover-up, and will now be heard in a court of law, which will also be heavily reported in the media. ( at least the slim part of the media that still actually reports the truth)
Fox News is covering the story, and is reporting on the reasons for the lawsuit as follows:
In a 65-page complaint, served on the government on Wednesday, attorneys for the family claim ATF “wrongdoing” in Operation Fast and Furious.
“ATF’s failures were not only negligent but in violation of ATF’s own policies and procedures,” the complaint claims.The family has also filed a claim against the Lone Wolf Trading Company seeking unspecified damages for negligence in selling the weapons to the purchaser and aiding and abetting in Mexican drug cartels’ conduct.
The claim says Lone Wolf knowingly sold “hundreds of weapons” to various straw purchasers and in turn realized “hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits from these sales.”
The claim alleges that “but for defendants’ negligent and illegal sales … Brian Terry would not have been murdered in the Arizona desert on Dec. 14, 2010.”
The family is seeking a jury trial.
Finally, as of Wednesday, the ATF was unavailable for comment. Comment or no comment, someone is going to be held accountable for this terrible injustice, and that should start with DOJ Chief justice-denier and serial liar Eric Holder. The ATF is in fact, an agency within Holder’s Department of Justice. This happened on Holder’s watch, yet he has refused to comply with congressional subpoenas and has been caught lying to Congress, which has resulted in recently threatened contempt of congress charges.
UPDATE: Democrats release fake report trying to protect Holder and company. Eric Holder will once again tell Congress how he knew nothing about fast and furious today when he goes before the House Oversight Committee and Darrell Issa.
The U.S. Justice Department is withdrawing a controversial new rule regarding FOIA ( Freedom of information Act) requests in which the DOJ wanted to just deny the existence of requested documents instead of complying with the requests for government information as per the FOIA.
The FOIA is the law that gives all U.S. citizens the right to access information from the federal government. The problem with the new “rule change” announced by the DOJ that stirred up this controversy is the fact that Barack Obama has stated on numerous occasions that the U.S government under his watch would be the most open and transparent in history. This new DOJ rule that basically allows them to lie to American citizens who submit FOIA requests for information and say that it simply does not exist, flies in the face of “the most open and transparent administration in history” statements.
In a marvelous display of representing the people who elected him, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to DOJ Chief Eric Holder in which he asked 15 pointed questions about the proposed regulations to be answered by Nov. 7th. If the DOJ still decided to go forward with the new regulations, Grassley said he would propose legislation to prevent the regulations from ever taking effect. The date of Nov. 7th was important, as Holder is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 8th. Considering that the DOJ is currently embroiled in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, Holder apparently did not want to also have to answer questions on the FOIA regulation, and so he backed off and pulled that part of the new regulation.
Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas is also to be commended for his taking a stand against Holder’s attempt to deny FOIA requests by telling the lie that they do not exist when they actually do,in his statement in another letter to the DOJ. “The rule appears to contradict both transparency principles fundamental to a functioning democracy and the president’s commitment to make ‘his administration the most open and transparent in history.’ The department should explain why it believes answering truthfully along the lines of ‘we can neither confirm nor deny records exist’ has proven to be inadequate to protect sensitive information,” Smith wrote in his letter.
In a perfect example of how disgustingly hypocritical and dis-ingenious the DOJ has become recently under Holder, spokesperson Melanie Pustay tried to cover up the attempt to lie to the citizenry by saying the documents do not exist, while breaking the FOIA laws by saying, “Our goal is to be as open and transparent as possible about the existence of exclusions and the process for invoking them while at the same time protecting the sensitive law enforcement and national security matters covered by the exclusions,” Only in Washington D.C. can someone attempt to deny lawful information requests by lying and saying they do not exist, and then try to justify it by saying their “Goal is to be as open and honest as possible.”
2012 just can’t get here fast enough!
Has anyone else wondered why there isn’t one single Democrat speaking out against the Solyndra Campaign slush fund scandal that cost taxpayers over half a billion dollars, or is it just me? What happened to the idea of the Democratic Party being “The protectors of the people in America” as EX-Speaker, Nancy Pelosi likes to say? Stealing half a billion taxpayer dollars to give to a proven failing Solar panel company, (who just happens to fill Democratic campaign coffers) is supposed to be protecting the people? Where is the outrage from the Democrats on this issue? Hint: There is none.
How about the silence from the Democratic Party concerning the Fast and Furious government gun-running fiasco? Hundreds of citizens on both sides of our Southern border, along with two border agents, have been murdered with assault weapons that our very own DOJ and ATF allowed to be sold to drug cartels from Mexico. Where is the outrage from Democrats in Congress demanding justice for this case of proven Government malfeasance? There is none.
Where are the demands of the Democratic voters, political operatives and DNC power-brokers for people to be held accountable for these obvious travesties of injustice against the American people today? Again the silence is deafening.
When it comes to the wide-ranging examples of corruption, big government abuse of our Constitution, and over-all illegal activity stemming from the Solyndra pay for play fraud, and the Fast and Furious government assault weapons to drug cartels fiasco, it now appears that the Democratic Party is indeed content to play deaf, dumb and blind. Apparently, so are their supporters that continue to chant “Four more years” while staring in the face of these examples of government abuse. (While also choosing not to speak out against them simply because it is their Party leader, Barack Obama and his appointees that are responsible for these criminal injustices being done to We the people.) People have been murdered by guns sold by our own government and half a billion tax dollars were siphoned into Democratic campaign coffers in another failed green energy scam, yet not one Democrat in Congress has the honesty or integrity to condemn these actions. Maybe they really are the deaf dumb and blind caucus. 2012 just can’t get here fast enough.
In an ironic, perfectly-timed episode of flaming hypocrisy, House Democratic Leaders, Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi just came on CSPAN talking about how they are going to restore the people’s confidence in the United States Congress. Oh really?