Skip to comments.EDITORIAL EXCLUSIVE: On terrorists, Justice recused
Posted on 11/21/2009 9:51:56 PM PST by ricks_place
Attorney general's advisers have conflicts on detainee cases
The Obama Justice Department is having problems prosecuting terrorist cases because top department attorneys have conflicts of interest.
According to documents obtained exclusively by The Washington Times, Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli, No. 3 official in the Justice Department, had to recuse himself on at least 13 active detainee cases and at least 26 cases listed as either closed or mooted.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, made waves Nov. 18 when he demanded that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. provide a list of all the suspected-terrorist detainee cases from which current Justice Department political appointees have had to recuse themselves. The extent of the conflicts at the department is still unclear.
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Ever have the feeling that now you've just heard EVERYTHING potentially conceivable???
It's getting so that almost nothing seems impossible when you consider whose administration it is under which these "things" keep happening.
These days President Bush's statement: "you're either with us or against us" seems to apply more toward citizens than terrorists - in this administration's "change" strategy. Each and every bill and taxation seems aimed directly at those working hard to keep American (and themselves) solvent.
One of the threads tonight had to do with a hospital struggling to survive under the financial burden caused by illegal aliens. If the hospital is forced to close, it will be be the result of our government failing to uphold existing immigration laws and once again, destroying our economy and our medical system as we know it.
They resemble the terrorist!
The need to be removed from office. AG Holder need to resign. Everything he has done in this matter is self serving to him and his former associates.
This is a criminal issue and should be grounds for a resignation of Holder.
This is just Pereilli.
The Deputy Solicitor General, Neal Katyal, argued the Hamdan case in the Supreme Court.
Barron and Lederman, authors of two very influential Harvard Law Review articles contending the president’s war powers are far more limited, are nos. 2 and 3 in the Office of Legal Counsel. One is described as “vehemently” anti-Bush. The nominee for head of OLC, Dawn Johnsen, undoubtedly harbors similar views.
There are others. Those who waged lawfare against the Bush Administration are now running the nation’s legal policy in the war on terror.
The enemies’ lawyers are now our lawyers against the enemy.
Even I was taken aback, though, by this administration's cold "Just shut up and take it" reaction when an Islamic terrorist killed 14 Americans here on American soil. When the Kenyan Clown started joking and giving "shout outs" before speaking to the nation about this tragedy, well, that pretty much took the cake. I would have thought even a Barack Hussein Obama could muster more gravitas, but, no, he clearly has all of the gravitas of a party balloon.
This is insane. It's not like they can't find an attorney who hasn't represented terrorists in this country.
Rather, I'd think Holder/BamBam either sought out these lawyers, or were simply handed a list and a very heavy bank bag.
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