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  • Revelation: Fred DuVal Helped the Clintons Give Clemency to Convicted FALN Terrorists!

    09/15/2014 12:33:07 PM PDT · by connell · 7 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | Sept 15, 2014 | Joe Connor
    Of all the malfeasant scandals the Clintons have committed, from lying under oath, to Whitewater to the Marc Rich pardon, little compares to the politically craven 1999 clemencies to 16 unrepentant terrorists of the Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN (Armed Forces for National Liberation). Fred DuVal was the co-chair of President Clinton’s White House Interagency Group of Puerto Rico, one of the groups that actively promoted clemency for terrorists. frauncestavernbombingFrom 1974 to 1983, the FALN waged a merciless, bloody war against the United States, attacking civilians mainly in Chicago and New York. On January 24, 1975, the FALN’s most deadly...
  • The Sad End of the Priestly Ministry of Mr. Roy Bourgeois

    11/19/2012 8:10:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/20/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Disobedience and preaching against the teaching of the Catholic Church about women's ordination led to his excommunication, dismissal and laicization. Then Fr. Bourgeois engaged in an obstinate crusade which involved public and direct defiance of the Holy See and a repudiation of the unbroken teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church concerning sacred ordination. MARYKNOLL, N.Y. (Catholic Online) - The short Press Release from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers confirmed some sad news on Monday, November 19, 2012. The priestly ministry of Roy Bourgeois has come to an end: ***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Congregation For The Doctrine Of The...
  • Activist worries Obama will pardon Marxist terror leader responsible for father’s murder

    10/02/2012 5:44:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 2, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Whether or not Barack Obama wins re-election in November, Joe Connor is afraid the president may release his father’s killer from prison. Puerto Rican separatist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera’s group, the Armed Forces of Puerto Rican National Liberation (FALN), killed Joe’s dad Frank Connor 37 years ago during a deadly bombing spree that stretched from the 1970s to the early ’80s. The terrorist group bombed New York City’s historic Fraunces Tavern on Jan. 25, 1975, killing 33-year-old Frank Connor. Connor, the co-author of “The New Founders: What Would George Washington Think of The United States of America if He Were...
  • Holder emails: We 'need answers' on Fast and Furious

    06/28/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | Thursday, June 28, 2012
    "We need answers on this. Not defensive BS. Real answers." In email exchanges with subordinates in February and March 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder and the department's second-highest official expressed growing concern that something might have gone wrong in a federal gun-smuggling probe called Operation Fast and Furious. Two of Holder's emails and one by Deputy Attorney General James Cole were among documents the Justice Department showed Tuesday to Republican and Democratic staffers of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee in an effort to ward off a criminal contempt vote against the attorney general. The full contents of the...
  • Top 10 Reasons Eric Holder Should Not Be Attorney General

    03/29/2012 8:37:53 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/9/2011 | Human Events
    Human Events recently editorialized that Eric Holder should have never been confirmed as attorney general and that his priorities are dangerous. Here are the Top 10 Reasons Eric Holder Should Not Be Attorney General: 1. Wants special rights for Muslims: Holder’s Justice Department filed suit against the Berkeley School District in Illinois for denying a request for a 19-day leave of absence in the middle of the semester by a Muslim computer lab teacher who wanted to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Justice Department wants a federal court to grant Safoorah Khan back pay with interest, reinstatement, and award...
  • Holder’s honesty before Congress disputed in earlier high-profile cases

    10/11/2011 8:30:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    An investigation into the Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” gunrunning probe, which allowed hundreds of weapons to be illegally “walked” into Mexico, is not the first time Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s truthfulness has been challenged by members of Congress. In 2001, the House Government Reform Committee questioned the accuracy of Mr. Holder’s depiction of what he did as deputy attorney general in the last-minute pardon by President Clinton of fugitive financier Marc Rich, whose former wife, Denise Rich, had donated $1.3 million to Democrats. Two years earlier, Mr. Holder came under fire for refusing to tell a Senate...
  • Holder's Dubious History

    10/05/2011 6:58:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 5, 2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    House Republicans are now calling for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself in congressional testimony about the scandalous Fast & Furious program. Specifically, the attorney general claimed on May 3 that he had only “over the last few weeks” heard about the reckless gun-walking program his Justice Department was running with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) — a program in which guns were steered to violent Mexican gangs with predictably lethal results, including the murder of a Border Patrol agent. Contrary to Holder’s testimony, it is now being reported that...
  • Freedom Radio Rocks with Joe Connor, James Lafferty and Walid Shoebat

    02/20/2011 1:41:11 PM PST · by HonestConservative · 7 replies
    Freedom Radio Rocks ^ | February 20, 2011 | Honest Conservative
    Join us Tonight at 8 pm EST, live at Freedom Radio with two great experts on Shariah and terrorism, James Lafferty and Walid Shoebat. In addition, Joe Connor will tell us about a victory against a home-grown terrorist, FALN founder Oscar Lopez. James Lafferty is the founder of the Virginia Anti Shariah Taskforce (VAST). The mission of the Virginia Anti-Shariah Task Force is to oppose and assist others in resisting the implementation of the radical, barbaric and anti-Constitutional Shariah law in Virginia or anywhere in America. Sounds like just the man we need as Pennsylvania faces he same issues as...
  • The Left, Not the Right, Owns Political Violence

    01/10/2011 1:33:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    It took less than 24 hours for the political Left to seize upon the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people on Saturday to blame the political Right for the shooting. Perhaps the most egregious example came from Paul Krugman of the New York Times, who wrote "We don't have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was." (The newspaper that published plagiarized and fabricated accounts of the "D.C. sniper" by affirmative-action hire Jayson Blair in 2003 is still publishing unsubstantiated suppositions without "proof," eh?) "[Giffords'] father says that ‘the...
  • Terror Mastermind Seeking Release

    01/04/2011 5:36:53 PM PST · by La Lydia · 4 replies
    Big Peace ^ | January 3, 2011 | Joseph Conner
    An unrepentant terror mastermind has a parole hearing scheduled for early January 2011 in civilian court...During the 1970s and 80s, this socialist revolutionary presided over a clandestine terror network that, among other things, attacked American civilians with over 130 bombs, proudly claimed responsibility for cold blooded murders, prostituted the Episcopal Church in Chicago and New York to cover and promote their terror activities and were trained by a surrogate of Castro’s Cuban Intelligence agency. This terrorist is none other than FALN patriarch and co-founder Oscar Lopez Rivera, who along with his Islamic contemporary Yasser Arafat, is one of the fathers...
  • The Unrepentant Terrorist

    12/22/2010 4:46:47 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 28 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2010 | Ron Kolb
    Oscar Lopez-Rivera was one of the leaders and founders of the fringe Puerto Rican nationalist domestic terrorist group known as the FALN (Armed Forces of National Liberation). In a highly controversial move in August of 1999, Bill Clinton offered clemency to 12 members of that group (including Lopez), along with four other members of their closely allied group the Macheteros (machete-wielders), who were based primarily on the island nation. The 11 other members of the FALN finally accepted the conditions of the clemency a month later by expressing remorse (in a move that was engineered by then Deputy Attorney General...
  • Supporters welcome paroled Puerto Rican activist

    07/27/2010 3:51:24 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies · 3+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Jul 26, 2010 | Oscar Avila
    Supporters welcome paroled Puerto Rican activist Humboldt Park rally welcomes former Chicago resident who served 30 years in federal prison By Oscar Avila, Tribune reporter 9:48 PM CDT, July 26, 2010 Advertisement Just hours after being paroled from federal prison Monday, Carlos Alberto Torres waded through a joyous homecoming awash with Puerto Rican flags in Humboldt Park. Once on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list, Torres was released after serving 30 years of a 78-year sentence for seditious conspiracy for his role with a violent Puerto Rican nationalist movement known as the FALN. In a rally to celebrate his freedom...
  • US citizen pleads guilty in 1968 air hijacking (to Cuba)

    03/18/2010 12:41:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 465+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 18, 2010, 12:38PM | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    <p>A 67-year-old man on Thursday admitted hijacking a plane four decades ago and forcing it to land in Cuba, telling a judge how he threatened to cut a flight attendant's throat to get access to the cockpit, where another man held a gun to the back of the co-pilot.</p>
  • Holder: terror trials in NY still on the table

    02/28/2010 8:17:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies · 482+ views
    Fox News Channel | 2/28/10
    Clearly, Obama has no intention of easing-off his attempts to destroy the U.S. This week he is also expected to have Pelosi try to get DeathCare through the House. I am coming to believe what some analysts have said: he doesn't care if both houses of Congress go red this fall as long as he can ram-through bills that will destroy the country.
  • DOJ: Department Of Jihad?

    02/24/2010 4:26:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 595+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on? From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser. We may now have a clue as...
  • Eric Holder's Horrible Hearing: The Obama plan to try KSM in New York bombs on Capitol Hill

    11/22/2009 5:34:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies · 1,690+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 30, 2009 (print) | Mary Katharine Ham
    ... [Geraldine Davie] joined 12 other 9/11 family members at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Obama administration's decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) and four other 9/11 planners not as enemy combatants and war criminals before a military commission, but as civilians in federal court in New York City. They brought with them more than 100,000 signatures gathered by three 9/11 and national security websites--TheBravest.com, 911Familesfor-America.org, and Keep-AmericaSafe.com (on whose board this magazine's editor serves). Holder spoke of the trials as a correction of Bush-era delays and an overdue attempt to seek justice for the victims of...
  • Clinton Pardons

    01/19/2009 1:33:05 PM PST · by DBCJR · 4 replies · 950+ views
    Commutations Ronald Henderson Blackley Bert Wayne Bolan Gloria Libia Camargo Charles F. Campbell David Ronald Chandler - federal death row inmate[1]. Lau Ching Chin Donald R. Clark Loreta De-Ann Coffman Derrick Curry Velinda Desalus Jacob Elbaum Linda Sue Evans Loretta Sharon Fish Antoinette M. Frink David Goldstein Gerard A. Greenfield Bob F. Griffin, former Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives, who was serving two years on bribery charges[3] Jodie E. Israel Kimberly Johnson Billy Thornton Langston Jr. Belinda Lynn Lumpkin Peter MacDonald - Navajo Chairman (sentence for 14 years in 1993 for fraud and racketeering convictions.) Kellie Ann Mann...
  • An Open Letter to John Kasich

    07/17/2009 5:06:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,125+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2009 | Mike Adams
    John Kasich is a good man. I appeared on his show Heartland several times when it aired on Fox News. He also interviewed me once when he was filling in for Bill on the O’Reilly Factor. But now that he is running for governor of Ohio he may have a far more serious job in the near future. If elected, he will have to root out terrorist activity that is taking hold in the Buckeye State – activity that is being funded by Ohio taxpayers. If Kasich is elected, his efforts to fight terror will get little assistance from the...
  • Sotomayor's secret files: What don't the Democrats want us to see?

    07/09/2009 9:49:57 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 21 replies · 1,130+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 10, 2009 | Editorial
    We wonder what Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has to hide. Her confirmation hearing starts Monday, but the White House refuses to turn over boxes of documents for review about her past. Republican senators requested board meeting minutes of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, where Ms. Sotomayor served on the board of directors from 1980 to 1992. White House Counsel Greg Craig contends that all documents deemed "responsive" already were sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Contrary to White House dodging, these board meetings may be important in evaluating Ms. Sotomayor's legal and policy reasoning because the...
  • First, Bring Killers Back From Cuba

    04/23/2009 9:07:12 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 253+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 23, 2009 | Joe Connor
    As a precondition for any discussions with Cuba, Obama must demand the extradition to America of fugitives receiving safe haven in Cuba, including Armed Forces for National Liberation bombmaker William Morales, Wells Fargo armored-car robber Victor Manuel Gerena and the killer of a New Jersey state trooper, Joanne Chesimard. These violent fugitives have all been provided safe haven in Cuba since the 1980s Americans must be aware of what is at stake here. We can't allow Obama to repeat his recent European tour, when he weakened our country's prestige and received nothing in return. Although I strongly disagree with fostering...
  • Holder at War; In the AG's office, radical is as radical does.

    04/03/2009 4:09:30 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 4 replies · 694+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 03, 2009 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    We have plenty of basis and evidence that [Binyam] Mohammed is dangerous. But Holder’s sense of “responsibility ... as attorney general ... for the safety of this nation” did not stop him from agreeing to Mohammed’s release and transfer to England — where he now plots freely while on the British dole. Naturally, having discerned that all the tough talk was just that, talk, British authorities are back on the administration’s doorstep, demanding the release of Shaker Aamer. He’s a bin Laden confidant who trained aspiring terrorists at al-Qaeda camps, met with shoe-bomber Richard Reid, and traveled widely in the...
  • Holder's "cowards" remark draws anger

    02/20/2009 8:18:01 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 53 replies · 2,181+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/20/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Americans spelled it out in black and white. The public discourse on race relations rattled with mixed emotions after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s bold assertion that the U.S. is a "nation of cowards" when addressing the realities of the ethnic melting pot.
  • DAG Eric Holder was repeatedly told the &#8216;Wall&#8217; was blocking intel sharing

    01/27/2009 2:26:06 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 10 replies · 941+ views
    911FamiliesForAermica.org ^ | January 27, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Three times during his tenure as Deputy Attorney General, Eric Holder was made fully aware that intelligence sharing with the Criminal Division was not taking place. As the officer in charge of day-to-day operations at the Department of Justice, his lack of due diligence ensured that the 'Wall' between the intelligence and criminal divisions of the FBI that Jamie Gorelick had built would remain in place for the foreseeable future. The 'Wall' stood as the Clinton administration and intelligence community saw the rising threat of al Qaeda, Ramzi Yousef was prosecuted for making the bomb used in the 1993 attack...
  • A Rich Vein for Holder Questions

    01/18/2009 3:15:31 PM PST · by fiodora · 8 replies · 559+ views
    National Review ^ | January 15, 2009 3:45 PM | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Republicans controlled the White House, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee borked Bob Bork, rhetorically lynched Clarence Thomas, shelved Miguel Estrada, disappeared Jim Haynes, and tried to waterboard Michael Mukasey. The Committee’s hearing room remains the place where GOP nominations go to die. But with a Democrat about to move into the Oval Office, it’s apparently time for Change. That should work quite nicely for Eric Holder, President-elect Obama’s nominee for attorney general. It’s a Change in the committee’s basic approach: from trumping up charges to sink impeccably qualified nominees to whitewashing history so a checkered nominee can sail...
  • Holder Defends Terrorists’ Clemency, Calls Rich Pardon a ‘Mistake’

    01/17/2009 5:35:52 PM PST · by yoe · 6 replies · 704+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | January 16, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    In his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, attorney-general nominee Eric Holder responded to the two top criticisms leveled against him by (1) defending clemency for members of a terrorist group and (2) saying, “I will be a better attorney general for having had the Marc Rich experience.” Holder has been criticized for several controversial and suspected politicized decisions he made as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration. Chief among these have been his role, which he says he regrets, in President Clinton’s pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich. Rich’s ex-wife, Denise Rich, had made large campaign donations to the Democratic...
  • Son Of FALN Terror Victim Speaks Out Against Eric Holder Attorney General Nomination - Video

    01/16/2009 11:28:45 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 257+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    The son of a victim of FALN Terrorists is speaking out against the nomination of Eric Holder to be the next Attorney General of the United States. Joseph Connor actually testified on Capitol Hill today against Holder's nomination. He appeared on Hannity & Colmes last month where he made the case against Holder. Video of that appearance is found above. . . . (watch video)
  • Eric Holder Recommended Pardons of FALN Terrorists Without Ever Talking to Victims - Video 1999

    01/16/2009 8:24:39 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 334+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here video from 1999 when Obama Attorney General nominee Eric Holder was the Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration. He recommended the pardon of 16 FALN ( a Puerto Rican Terror Group) Terrorists to President Clinton. This video shows Sen. Orrin Hatch grilling Holder after the pardons were made about the fact Holder never even bothered to talk with the victims of the FALN attacks before recommending the pardons. Today, the son of one of the five people FALN attacks killed in the United States testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee against the Holder nomination. He also indicated Holder...
  • Eric Holder, Clinton, Wright's BL "church" and the pardons of the PR Marxist terror group FALN

    01/15/2009 6:56:58 AM PST · by ETL · 11 replies · 1,739+ views
    various sources | various authors
    Re: Eric Holder, Obama's pick for Attorney General! From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:PROFILE: ERIC HOLDER (note that this is just an excerpt on one issue. The linked piece addresses all of Holder's record) Holder and the Pardon of FALN Terrorists: Holder was also intimately involved in President Clinton's August 11, 1999 pardon of 16 members of the FALN, acronym for the Armed Forces of National Liberation—a violent terrorist organization (as designated by the FBI) that was active in the U.S. from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s. The FALN was a Marxist-Leninist group whose overriding mission was to secure Puerto Rico's...
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • GOP setting up roadblocks for Holder

    01/14/2009 7:29:39 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies · 1,083+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/13/09 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Senate Republicans have invited the son of man killed in a 1975 Puerto Rican nationalist bombing as well as a former FBI agent who investigated two violent groups supporting Puerto Rican independence to appear at Eric Holder’s confirmation hearings. In particular, they question Holder’s role in President Clinton’s 2001 pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich as well as Holder’s involvement in Clinton’s 1999 decision to grant clemency to 16 violent Puerto Rican nationalists. To drive home those questions, Republicans have arranged for Joseph F. Connor, whose father was killed in the Jan. 24, 1975, bombing of Fraunces Tavern in New...
  • Eric Holder: Gun Grabber

    01/13/2009 1:04:46 AM PST · by Cindy · 30 replies · 2,584+ views
    FoxNews.com via FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | John Lott
    Despite a huge Democratic Senate majority, Eric Holder’s confirmation hearings are going to be difficult. He has a long record to defend. Whether it is his involvement and inconsistent statements about Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich’s or his pushing Clinton’s clemency of the FALN terrorists or his failure to disclose his work for troubled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich after Blagojevich's legal problems surfaced, he faces tough questions. But Holder’s nomination raises other questions about what President-elect Barack Obama claimed he believed during the campaign. Numerous times he promised that he supported an individual’s right to own guns...
  • Democrats Rush Holder Confirmation

    01/13/2009 6:56:10 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 71 replies · 2,101+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 1/13/2009 | Connie Hair
    In two days, Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) will begin the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Eric Holder, former Clinton deputy attorney general who is President-elect Barack Obama’s highly controversial nominee to the office of Attorney General. Holder, best known for playing a major role in the Clinton pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich, will face skeptical Republicans, including ranking Republican Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.). Specter has run into a Leahy roadblock in his attempts to get some of the background documents on the nomination. Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy has refused to sign off on document requests by Republicans...
  • Records: AG pick pushed clemency for terrorists over feds' objections

    01/09/2009 5:03:03 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies · 1,130+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 1/9/2009 | Josh Meyer and Tom Hamburger
    Attorney General nominee Eric H. Holder Jr. repeatedly pushed some of his subordinates at the Clinton Justice Department to drop their opposition to a controversial 1999 grant of clemency to 16 members of two violent Puerto Rican nationalist organizations, according to interviews and documents. Details of the role played by Holder, who was deputy attorney general at the time, have not been publicly known until now. However the new disclosures are of particular interest because Republican senators vow to revisit Holder's role during his confirmation hearings next week.
  • Eric Holder Pushed for Controversial Clemency ( FALN )

    01/08/2009 9:13:36 PM PST · by kellynla · 15 replies · 801+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 8, 2009 | Josh Meyer and Tom Hamburger
    Reporting from Washington — Attorney general nominee Eric H. Holder Jr. repeatedly pushed some of his subordinates at the Clinton Justice Department to drop their opposition to a controversial 1999 grant of clemency to 16 members of two violent Puerto Rican nationalist organizations, according to interviews and documents. Details of the role played by Holder, who was deputy attorney general at the time, had not been publicly known until now. The new disclosures are of particular interest because Republican senators have vowed to revisit Holder's role during his confirmation hearings next week. Holder had no comment for this article, but...
  • Pardoning Terror

    12/03/2008 2:15:53 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 347+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Wednesday, December 03, 2008 | John Perazzo
    ARTICLE SNIPPET: "During Barack Obama’s presidential run, Eric Holder, Bill Clinton’s Deputy Attorney General from 1997 to 2001, campaigned heavily for the then-Illinois senator. This past summer, Obama tapped Holder to serve on the vice presidential selection team that ultimately chose Joe Biden to be Obama’s running mate. Now Holder may receive his own position in the Obama administration, which he has been nominated to serve as Attorney General." ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Nearly ten years after the FALN pardons, Holder is once again set to enter the Attorney General’s office – this time as its head. But before assuming that important...
  • Leahy: [Marc] Rich pardon won’t haunt [Eric] Holder

    12/01/2008 1:41:06 PM PST · by Zakeet · 9 replies · 648+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 1, 2008 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Monday dismissed any concern that Attorney General nominee Eric Holder’s confirmation process would be haunted by the pardon of Marc Rich. Speaking at a press conference to praise President-elect Barack Obama’s nominations, Leahy singled out Holder as “a longtime friend” and an “especially fitting” choice to lead the Justice Department. He predicted Holder’s involvement in the 2001 pardon of Rich — a fugitive commodities trader granted clemency on President Bill Clinton’s last day in office — would play only a minor role in the upcoming hearings. Leahy acknowledged that, while the topic...
  • Opposed to Holder without Apology - The shameful pardons are disqualifying.

    11/25/2008 7:51:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,889+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 25, 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    November 25, 2008, 9:45 a.m. Opposed to Holder without ApologyThe shameful pardons are disqualifying. By Andrew C. McCarthy I’ll concede this much to Lanny Davis: Last Friday night, during our Hannity & Colmes debate over President-Elect Barack Obama’s selection of Eric Holder to be the next Attorney General, Davis said (or I should say, screeched) that I’d soon be apologizing, and he’s right. I am sorry that our discussion degenerated into a screaming match. That’s wince-making television that doesn’t edify anyone. So I do apologize to anyone who had to endure that segment. But Davis’s hysterical suggestion that I...
  • FR EXCLUSIVE: Sworn declaration from witness re $225 mil Marc Rich bribe money for Clinton

    11/23/2008 4:39:23 PM PST · by doug from upland · 42 replies · 2,168+ views
    confidential witness ^ | 11-23-08 | dfu
    I received today via email, the scan of a sworn declaration from a confidential witness. The hard copy will be in my possession in a few days. Neither the name nor sex of the witness will be revealed at this time. The witness is prepared to testify and should testify in the confirmation hearings of Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder. A statement by the witness will be on YouTube in a few days with a voice that is disguised. The witness is willing to submit to a polygraph. Senator Arlen Specter has indicated that confirmation hearings will involve a serious...
  • A Pardon to Remember

    11/23/2008 3:47:59 PM PST · by rvoitier · 4 replies · 890+ views
    NYT ^ | November 22, 2008 | GEORGE LARDNER Jr.
    WHEN President Bill Clinton pardoned a billionaire fugitive from justice on his last day in office, even usually loyal Democrats were dismayed. Representative Henry Waxman of California called it “bad precedent” and “an end run around the judicial process.” He said it appeared to set a double standard for the wealthy and powerful. The billionaire was Marc Rich, a commodities trader, and his pardon is a subject of discussion again because Eric Holder, Mr. Clinton’s deputy attorney general at the time[.]
  • FREEPER and friend Joe Connor video discussion of Eric Holder and FALN on Hannity & Colmes

    11/22/2008 4:28:42 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 877+ views
    JOE CONNOR ON HANNITY & SCUMBAG discussing FALN and Eric Holder Joe sent me this by email to make sure I didn't miss it. We have spoken many times, and we finally met for lunch late last year when I was in New York screening HILLARY! UNCENSORED. Alan Colmes deserved to be smacked in the face for this performance.
  • Why Not the Worst?

    11/22/2008 3:44:09 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 5 replies · 373+ views
    In the VIDEO below, Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the pardons extended by President Clinton to the 16 FALN terrorists. Then Judiciary Committee Chairman Orin Hatch grills Holder concerning the lack of screening in connection with the pardons. In 1999, over the objections of the FBI, the Bureau of Prisons, and prosecuting attorneys, Holder supported Clinton's commutation of the sentences of 16 FALN terrorists who even Holder conceded had not expressed any remorse. The commutations were nakedly political, obviously designed by Clinton to assist his wife's impending Senate campaign by appealing to New York's substantial Puerto...
  • Pardons for Terrorists: Welcome to the Third Clinton Administration

    11/21/2008 6:37:55 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 9 replies · 562+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Nov. 21, '08
    Last week I told you about Valerie Jarrett, the corrupt Chicago poltician serving as co-chair of Obama's transition team. This is in addition to Clinton co-conspirator John Podesta (the other co-chair) and Clinton attack dog Rahm Emmanuel as Obama's Chief of Staff. Hillary is expected to take over State. We can also add two other Clinton insiders: Clinton impeachment lawyer Greg Craig who defended the worst of the Clinton scandals and who was also involved in the violent government raid that delivered Elian Gonzalez to Castro's Cuba. In fact, we believe Craig was working with the communist Cuban government. And...
  • The Clintons' Terror Pardons ( Eric Holder : a driving force ? )

    11/20/2008 7:01:52 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies · 1,119+ views
    WSJ ^ | February 12, 2008 | DEBRA BURLINGAME
    New Year's Eve, 1982...New York Police Department's elite bomb squad rushed to headquarters at One Police Plaza, where minutes earlier an explosion had destroyed the entrance to the building. A total of four bombs exploded in a single hour on that night, including at FBI headquarters in Manhattan and the federal courthouse in Brooklyn. The perpetrators were members of ... FALN ... Its members waged war on America with bombings, arson, kidnappings, prison escapes, threats and intimidation. The most gruesome attack was the 1975 Fraunces Tavern bombing in Lower Manhattan. Timed to go off during the lunch-hour rush... FALN bragged...
  • Confirming Fears (Holder a "terrible" choice for AG)

    11/19/2008 7:06:39 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 923+ views
    National Review ^ | November 19, 2008 | The Editors
    As we observed throughout the campaign, Barack Obama gave indications that his election would mean a return to the September 10 mentality, a national-security outlook marked prominently by its lack of seriousness about the terrorist threat. In choosing Eric Holder to be his attorney general, President-Elect Obama has taken a step toward confirming those misgivings. [...] Holder is a conventional, check-the-boxes creature of the Left. He is convinced justice in America needs to be “established” rather than enforced; he’s excited about hate crimes and enthusiastic about the constitutionally dubious Violence Against Women Act; he’s a supporter of affirmative action and...
  • Obama's AG Choice was Key Figure in Clinton Terrorist Clemency Controversy

    11/20/2008 2:47:15 AM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 722+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | November 20, 2008 | Matthew Cover
    Most notable among the petitions for clemency granted during Holder’s tenure is the request from 16 members of a Puerto Rican Marxist terrorist group, the Armed Forces of National Liberation, known by its Spanish acronym FALN, which engaged in a robbery and terror campaign in both the U.S. and Puerto Rico during the 1970s and 1980s. The clemency petition, which was supported by Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-N.Y.), Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), became the subject of fiery controversy after it was revealed that none of the convicted terrorists had renounced violence and that their victims had not been...
  • Eric Holder, Obama's Crooked Pick for Attorney General - Terrorist and Crime

    11/19/2008 1:06:10 PM PST · by dervish · 13 replies · 1,139+ views
    Sultan Knish ^ | 11/19/08
    While promising Hope and Change, Obama's real promise is clearly being translated as Hopeless Corruption. The pick of Clinton Administration figure Eric Holder who was criticized in a Congressional report for ethical violations involving the infamous pardon of fugitive criminal Marc Rich 'snip' Of course Eric Holder's slime trial doesn't end there. Pardongate also involved the pardons handed out to Weather Underground terrorists Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg who were transporting 740 pounds of explosives for use in bombings. Here is what those 740 pounds of explosives were intended to do. 'snip' But that's just the tip of the iceberg...
  • Ejected at ’04 Convention, a Protester Gets $55,000 (code pink minion...Obama rewards his "staff")

    11/15/2008 5:25:35 PM PST · by Syncro · 30 replies · 1,648+ views
    www.nytimes.com ^ | November 15, 2008 | COLIN MOYNIHAN
    Ejected at ’04 Convention, a Protester Gets $55,000 By COLIN MOYNIHAN Published: November 15, 2008 During President Bush’s acceptance speech in Madison Square Garden at the 2004 Republican National Convention, a San Francisco woman briefly interrupted the proceedings by standing on a chair and unfurling a banner that accused the president of lying. That protest set into motion a chain of events that has ended in one of the more unusual legal resolutions connected to the four days of the convention, during which more than 1,800 demonstrators and bystanders were arrested, most of them in street protests. Hundreds of them...
  • Obama and Hillary's communist-revolutionary associations (Bill Ayers, FALN, Black Panthers)

    06/03/2008 6:42:15 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies · 159+ views
    various sources | various authors
    "No issue has bothered me more than the UCC's [United Church of Christ] relationship with convicted Puerto Rican terrorists that are responsible for over 150 bombings in the U.S. during the 70's and 80's. There is no moral or theological reason for defending members of this group who have killed and injured dozens of people. What is further shocking and completely contradictory to any of our beliefs is that there is no record (in the nearly 30 years that the UCC has been advocating for these terrorists) that our denomination ever reached out to the victims of FALN violence." Source:...
  • Hillary, Terrorism and the FALN

    05/29/2008 8:29:55 AM PDT · by indcons · 15 replies · 171+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 29, 2008 | Ron Kolb
    During the April 16 Democratic debate in Philadelphia, moderator George Stephanopoulos asked Barack Obama about his relationship to William Ayers, the unrepentant member of the Weather Underground who had participated in several bombings of government facilities back in 1970s. Since that time, Ayers had become active in leftist circles in Chicago. In 2001, Ayers bragged, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough." At the debate, Sen. Hillary Clinton condemned Obama's association with Ayers, adding that in those bombings "people died." "So it is--I think it is, again, an issue that people will be asking about," said...
  • Clinton's sympathy for Marxist terrorists [Puerto Rican FALN]

    05/26/2008 12:32:42 PM PDT · by ETL · 7 replies · 168+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 27, 1999 | J.R. Nyquist
    Between 1974 and 1985 the FALN (Puerto Rican Armed Forces of National Liberation) organized 120 terrorist bombings in the United States. Many Americans were killed in those bombings, and many more were crippled. In 1983, another Puerto Rican terrorist group known as the Macheteros, attacked and robbed a Wells Fargo armored car in Connecticut. The Macheteros intended to use the money to finance a terrorist campaign against the United States. Working under the cover of Puerto Rican nationalism and claiming to act on behalf of the "oppressed people of Puerto Rico," the FALN and the Macheteros are nothing but Communist...