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  • Restoring justice

    01/17/2017 6:40:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Robert Knight
    Restoring justice When Sen. Sessions takes the reins, justice can return to the Justice Department By Robert Knight - - Sunday, January 15, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Eric Holder and Loretta E. Lynch have been perhaps the most flagrant partisans ever to hold the office of attorney general. Year after year, they rubber stamped whatever the Obama administration wanted to do, legally or otherwise. So it was an eye-roller when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, announced Thursday why he was going to vote against fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination for U.S. attorney general: “I am not confident in Sen....
  • When Sen. Sessions takes the reins, justice can return to the Justice Department

    01/15/2017 5:54:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    .washingtontimes.com ^ | Robert Knight
    Eric Holder and Loretta E. Lynch have been perhaps the most flagrant partisans ever to hold the office of attorney general. Year after year, they rubber stamped whatever the Obama administration wanted to do, legally or otherwise. ... The attorney general, who heads the Justice Department, takes an oath to enforce federal laws and uphold the Constitution. We’re at the tail end of an administration in which the highest legal office in the land was weaponized along racial lines and openly attacked laws that the progressive left disliked, such as the federal Defense of Marriage Act and state voter ID...
  • Weekly Update: New Border Terror Threat?

    01/14/2017 11:22:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 14, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    California-DC Corruption Connection Trump Makes Good Moves On Ethics Issue Shootout at U.S. Consulate Part of Terrorist Attack Plan for Inauguration California-DC Corruption Connection I’ve often observed that, when it comes to public policy, the Obama Justice Department has been a locus of evil. And therefore it was concerning to see that the man who ran that Obama agency for years, the disgraced Eric Holder, has gotten himself a new, government-related gig. On January 4 liberal California legislative leaders announced that they are using tax dollars to hire former Attorney General Eric Holder and his law firm to assist...
  • Not so fast: California Republican says hiring Holder to fight Trump violates state constitution

    01/12/2017 4:53:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 12, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    A California GOP lawmaker is challenging the hiring of former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to fight the Trump administration, saying it may violate the California Constitution. Assemblyman Kevin Kiley has asked the California Attorney General’s office to investigate whether legislative Democrats ran afoul of the law by retaining Mr. Holder and his law firm, Covington & Burling, for $25,000 per month to do a job that can be performed by state employees. Mr. Holder was hired last week by the California legislature, which is controlled by Democrats, as outside counsel to provide advice on “our efforts to resist any attempts...
  • The Real Reason for the Left’s All-Out Assault on Jeff Sessions

    01/12/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | January 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Observers of this week’s confirmation hearings for the post of U.S. attorney general might think it odd to see Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., rewind the clock to a single voter fraud case from the 1980s. Under persistent questioning, Sessions has had to defend his decision to prosecute a case of brazen voter fraud—something that was his job to do. The repeated references to this case by some senators represent just how far the civil rights industry has swerved from its honorable roots to derail a confirmation. Character assassination, false testimony, performance protests aimed at securing retweets instead of reconciliation, and...
  • California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies

    01/09/2017 11:06:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2017 | 9:45pm EST | Sharon Bernstein
    A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Assembly member Kevin Kiley has requested a formal ruling from state lawyers on whether the decision by Democratic legislative leaders to hire Holder and his firm, Covington & Burling, for $25,000 a month violated a provision in the state’s constitution that bans hiring outside counsel for work the state’s own lawyers can do. […] Kiley’s request came on the eve of hearings in the...
  • Judicial Watch Seeks Eric Holder Contract Documents from California Legislature

    01/09/2017 12:28:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 9, 2017
    (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a records request with the California Legislature Joint Rules Committee seeking to examine legislative records regarding the state’s employment of former Obama U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.: All contracts between the California Legislature and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling. All communications between the California Legislature and former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling about the Legislature’s retention of Holder and/or Covington and Burling. On January 4, 2017, California legislative leaders announced that they have hired Holder to assist...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • Shocker: state sidestep federal laws during Trump presidency

    01/05/2017 6:44:53 AM PST · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 4, 2017 | Doug Powers
    You’ve got to hand it to the Dem-controlled California state legislature: When you’re seeking ways to fight back against people who are insisting that federal laws should apply to everyone, look no further than the former chief law enforcement officer in the land under Barack Obama who was found in contempt of Congress: The California Legislature hired former Attorney General Eric Holder as it prepares for expected battles with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Numerous cities in the state are sanctuary cities, and Democrats have been gearing up to battle Trump’s immigration policies that would...
  • Holder hired to help California fight Trump administration

    01/04/2017 12:41:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4,2017 | Fox News
    California lawmakers already are preparing for a legal brawl with the Donald Trump administration – and they’ve got President Obama’s former top attorney in their corner. Top state Democratic lawmakers announced Wednesday that former Attorney General Eric Holder has been tapped as outside counsel to advise the Legislature on potential challenges with the Trump government. He will lead a team from the Covington & Burling law firm, where he’s been working since leaving the Obama administration in 2015. “With the upcoming change in administrations, we expect that there will be extraordinary challenges for California in the uncertain times ahead,” California...
  • Eric Holder Hired by California for Legal Battles Against Trump

    01/04/2017 9:28:12 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1-4-17 | Erik Ortiz
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder will back the California Legislature in potential legal clashes with the incoming Trump administration. Holder, currently a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling, will serve as an adviser and outside counsel to help "resist any attempts to roll back the progress California has made" — in particular with climate change, health care, civil rights and immigration issues, legislative leaders said Wednesday.
  • California Hires Eric Holder as Legal Bulwark Against Donald Trump

    01/04/2017 6:34:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 4, 2017 | Adam Nagourney
    Girding for four years of potential battles with President-elect Donald J. Trump, Democratic leaders of the California Legislature announced Wednesday that they had hired Eric H. Holder Jr., who was attorney general under President Obama, to represent them in any legal fights against the new Republican White House. The decision by the Legislature to retain Mr. Holder, who is now a prominent Washington lawyer, is the latest sign of the ideological battle that may play out over the next four years between this predominantly Democratic state and Washington. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president, defeated Mr. Trump by more...
  • Eric Holder: "Abolish The Electoral College"

    11/12/2016 6:50:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 149 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 12, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder joins Bill Maher to discuss the aftermath of Donald Trump's election and calls for the abolition of the Electoral College. Holder said the U.S. should elect presidents via popular vote instead of through electoral votes. The former attorney general said there is a simple solution, "we have to just abolish the electoral college."
  • Obama and Eric Holder Launch PAC for ‘Fairer’ Redistricting Maps

    10/17/2016 11:44:15 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama plans to team up after he leaves office with former Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a new political action committee to press for redistricting reform. According to Politico, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee was “developed in close consultation with the White House” and that Obama himself has identified with the group. “American voters deserve fair maps that represent our diverse communities—and we need a coordinated strategy to make that happen,” Holder said in a statement. “This unprecedented new effort will ensure Democrats have a seat at the table to create fairer maps after 2020.” Democratic leadership...
  • How David Petraeus avoided felony charges and possible prison time

    10/14/2016 12:17:25 PM PDT · by Vendome · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2016 | Adam Goldman
    Interesting to note that Paula Broadwell "Was Not Charged with a Single Crime" Here's why: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director James B. Comey listened as prosecutors did a mock run-through of the government’s case, a preview of how they would present their evidence to Petraeus’s lawyers in order, they hoped, to force a guilty plea. The presentation included felony charges: lying to the FBI and violating a section of the Espionage Act. A conviction on either carried potentially years in prison. They were also considering bringing the same charges against Petraeus’s biographer and former mistress, Paula...
  • Kathryn Ruemmler asks not to be considered to succeed Holder, White House confirms

    10/24/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2014 | By Juliet Eilperin
    Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told President Obama this week he should take her name out of consideration for the post of attorney general, White House officials confirmed Friday. “We can confirm the president asked Kathy to consider this, and she was among those the president had been looking at,” said a White House official who asked for anonymity in a written statement, referring to the search to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder. “Kathy took this step this week on her own volition—as she always has done, putting the president and the administration first.” The Associated Press first...
  • Dinesh DSouza Knows About Jailing Political Opponents (LISTEN)

    Donald Trump has drawn criticism following the Second Presidential Debate for threatening to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton, if he is elected President on November 8. Trump says, "If I win, I'm going to instruct my Attorney General to get a Special Prosecutor to look into your [missing email] situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception." Clinton responded by saying his assertion about her emails was false, adding, "It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country." Trump, as...
  • Gun Rights Groups Lose a Powerful Voice and Unyielding Patriot

    08/13/2016 4:10:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2016 | M Catherine Evans
    Patriotic and resolute until the very end, Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 64. He wrote this back in January: I beat the odds of my first cancer diagnosis for five years through the grace of God, who evidently wasn't done with me yet. In those five years, we broke the Fast and Furious scandal story ... and generally became a thorn in the side of the empire[.] In December 2010, the Obama-controlled media complex desperately wanted to ignore an illegal government-sponsored gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious. And it...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Spent 1529.25 Hours Investigating the IRS’ Targeting...

    08/02/2016 2:07:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 2, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Obama Donor/DOJ Prosecutor Spent 1529.25 Hours Investigating the IRS’ Targeting of Conservative Groups (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Justice Department admitting that Democratic Party/Obama campaign donor and Justice Department attorney Barbara Bosserman spent 1,529.25 hours investigating the IRS’ targeting of conservative organizations in 2010 and 2012. According to Federal Election Commission records , Bosserman contributed $6,750 to Obama campaigns and the DNC from 2004 to 2012, including 12 separate contributions to Obama for America between 2008 and 2012. The Obama Justice Department and FBI investigations into the Obama IRS scandal...
  • Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

    07/27/2016 7:11:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/27/2016 | Kevin Rector
    Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history. The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well. It also means the office of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J....
  • Airbnb hires Eric Holder to tackle discrimination [ Just lost my business]

    07/21/2016 4:53:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Channel 4000 ^ | 7/20/16 | Seth Fiegerman
    Airbnb is bringing on a big name to show its commitment to tackling discrimination. The company announced Wednesday that it has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to develop a "world-class anti-discrimination policy." The high-profile appointment follows....
  • New Black Panther Party to Attend Pre-RNC Rallies Carrying Firearms

    07/14/2016 4:41:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 82 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/13/2016 | Liz Sheld
    The chairman of the New Black Panther Party announced the group will attend pre-RNC events carrying firearms for self-defense. "If it is an open state to carry, we will exercise our second amendment rights because there are other groups threatening to be there that are threatening to do harm to us," Hashim Nzinga, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, told Reuters in a telephone interview. "If that state allows us to bear arms, the Panthers and the others who can legally bear arms will bear arms." The group says it expects "a couple hundred" members to attend a...
  • TEAMSTERS (IBT) Nash Finally Sentenced, Gets Off Easy

    04/16/2002 2:52:21 PM PDT · by knak · 10 replies · 564+ views
    nlpc ^ | 4/15/02
    Almost 55 months after confessing felonious conduct, Teamster money-laundering scandal figure, Jere Nash, has finally been sentenced. U.S. Dist. Judge Thomas P. Griesa (S.D.N.Y., Nixon) sentenced Nash Apr. 9 to a mere two years probation for his role in a series of schemes which lead to the embezzlement of some $885,000 from the Int'l Bhd. of Teamsters' treasury and to $538,100 in illegal campaign contributions to the failed reelection campaign of expelled IBT president Ron Carey. The sentencing appears to have been hush hush: the four N.Y.C. major dailies and the two Washington, D.C., dailies apparently did not cover the...
  • TODDLER BEATING ENDS WHEN BAT-WIELDING MAN INTERVENES

    07/03/2016 9:49:27 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 87 replies
    ABC NY ^ | Friday, July 01, 201
    VANCOUVER, Washington -- A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and fighting for her life after deputies say her own father nearly beat her to death. But one man is being credited with giving her the chance to survive. Don Gilbert is still in shock after he intervened when the girl's father, 32-year-old Kyle Holder, started attacking his daughter at a motel in Vancouver, Washington, authorities say. Deputies say Holder and his girlfriend were in their motel room and their 2-year-old daughter was sleeping when suddenly, Holder grabbed the girl and threw her out the window onto the concrete. Law...
  • ISIS Terrorists Used Obama’s ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun During Paris Attack!

    06/30/2016 12:43:43 PM PDT · by progunner · 28 replies
    Tea Party ^ | June 29, 2016 8:07 pm | Judicial Watch
    One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession...
  • Eric Holder: Fingerprinting Is Racist (What A Moron!!!)

    06/12/2016 4:29:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft. Why would President Obama's onetime top lawman come out against regulation that is supposed to protect the riding public? Credit the intersection of two forces. First, Holder's tony corporate law firm, Covington & Burling, represents Uber. Also, as Holder sees it, requiring drivers to submit fingerprints may "have a discriminatory impact on communities of color." I was surprised to read about Holder's opposition, as I have trouble seeing Holder as...
  • NC gun dealer wins duel with bank that cited federal reg to drop him

    06/09/2016 4:43:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Malis Zimmerman
    A North Carolina gun seller won a duel with his local bank, after the lender denied his web-based business its services, erroneously citing a controversial banking regulation, he told FoxNews.com Thursday. For months, Luke Lichterman had tried to get his Hometrust Bank branch to process purchases, but officials told him a 2013 Department of Justice regulation dubbed “Operation Choke Point” barred them from serving a “risky” business, he said. "When I asked the bank representative what other businesses are considered 'risky,' the first word out of his mouth was 'pornography,’” Lichterman, who is 75 and disabled from a serious car...
  • Justice Department Documents:Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/31/2016 1:44:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    judicialwatch ^ | MAY 25, 2016
    Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a total...
  • Report suggests Fast and Furious tied to 69 killings

    05/29/2016 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Daniel Terrill
    Guns sold through Operation Fast and Furious were possibly connected to 69 killings, according to findings by a conservative government watchdog group. Judicial Watch devised the report from internal documents recovered from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — the agency behind the operation — through a Freedom of Information Act request. The FOIA documents contain a spreadsheet that reveals details about firearms recovered through the operation from December 2012 to February 2016. Details include date sold, date recovered, location of incident (in Mexico), and type and caliber. Redacted from the spreadsheet are name of buyer, serial number,...
  • AmmoLand Exclusive: Donald Trump Promised Terry Brother Answers on Fast and Furious

    05/28/2016 2:42:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 May, 2016 | David Codrea
    The brother of a slain Border Patrol agent says Donald Trump has promised answers about the Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” program leading to Brian Terry’s death. Kent Terry met with Trump, and says the presumptive Republican nominee will use his authority to act if he’s elected president, Terry said in a Twitter post Tuesday.“Mr. Trump said ‘It’s a shame Fast and Furious started and shame on them for what they are doing about it,” Terry explained to this column, referring to an event at a community college in Michigan (see photo).  “When I become president I will open the books...
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released State Department Office of Inspector General Slams Clinton Email Practices Justice Department Documents Reveal the Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at Least 69 Killings Memorial Day: Why We Fight First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released The court-ordered discovery to uncover details about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system has produced the first testimony from her top aides. This week we released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director...
  • Holder calls for forms of slavery reparations in Georgetown talk

    05/25/2016 3:45:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Boston Catholic Pilot ^ | May 2, 2016 | Kurt Jensen
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder added his voice to the call for slavery reparations during a program at Jesuit-run Georgetown University. Such reparations can take a variety of forms and may not necessarily mean cash payments to descendants of slaves, Holder said in a response to a question from a student during an April 29 program on race and justice. Reparations, he said, "can mean a whole bunch of different things. You can come up with policies that take into account what slavery meant then, what it means now. Affirmative action can be thought of as reparations, you know? And...
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons...

    05/25/2016 11:25:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a...
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. It’s true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • DOCUMENTS CONFIRM ERIC HOLDER’S ROLE IN FAST AND FURIOUS COVER-UP

    04/15/2016 4:37:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | 15 Apr, 2016 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    “Fast and Furious” is back in the news. The reason? In January, Judge Amy Berman, an Obama appointee, ordered the Department of Justice to produce documents relating to the “gun walking” scandal that Congress had been seeking for four years. DOJ finally produced them, some 20,000 pages worth, this month. For anyone who has forgotten about Fast and Furious, here’s the short version. In 2010, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent was killed while on patrol near the Mexican border. The only two firearms found at the scene were semi-automatic rifles the Obama-Holder Justice Department allowed to “walk”. That...
  • Clarice Feldman: The War On Women Moves to Restrooms

    04/10/2016 10:48:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 10, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    To accommodate the perceived wishes of a very small number of people, the federal government and many states are placing women and girls at risk of rape and assault in restrooms. There are about a mere 700,000 transgender individuals in the U.S., or 0.3% of the adult population. As John Hinderaker correctly notes -- that makes them almost as rare as unicorns. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that allowing men who decide they really want to be women to use women’s restrooms is a dangerous idea: not to the wise men of Charlotte, North Carolina who passed an...
  • BREAKING: President Obama Turns Over Thousands of Fast and Furious Documents

    04/08/2016 3:05:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Just moments before Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in contempt of Congress by Republicans and Democrats in June 2012 , President Obama asserted executive privilege over thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Holder was held in contempt for stonewalling and failing to turn over the documents to the House Oversight Committee. Obama granted the executive privilege request despite claiming to have no knowledge about Operation Fast and Furious when it was active from 2009-2010. Now after years of court battles and a federal judge striking down the executive privilege assertion, Obama has finally agreed turned them...
  • Obama relents on Fast & Furious executive privilege, turns records over to Congress

    04/08/2016 3:38:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/8/16 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration caved to a judge’s order Friday and sent documents from the botched Fast & Furious gun-running operation to Congress, complying with a subpoena the House Oversight Committee issued years ago. President Obama had claimed executive privilege in trying to shield the documents from Congress, but a federal judge rejected that, insisting lawmakers had a right to see the information in order to complete their investigation into an operation that saw thousands of guns trafficked into Mexico, with the administration’s knowledge. With just hours to go before the judge’s 60-day deadline, the administration complied Friday. “As we’ve long...
  • Justice Dept. fails to turn over all Fast and Furious docs

    04/08/2016 4:15:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/8/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Obama administration failed to adhere to a court-ordered Friday deadline to turn over all subpoenaed documents to Congress about the government's role in the 2009-2011 Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, prompting immediate complaints from Congress. "Today, under court order, DOJ turned over some of the subpoenaed documents," House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz said in a statement late Friday. "The committee, however, is entitled to the full range of documents for which it brought this lawsuit. Accordingly, we have appealed the District Court's ruling in order to secure those additional documents." A U.S. District Court judge had ruled in January...
  • Don’t Be Fooled: The White House Is Still Stonewalling Fast & Furious

    04/08/2016 4:42:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 8 Apr, 2016 | Bob Owens
    The White House has been stonewalling investigators for four years over the Obama Administration’s Operation Fast and Furious. Fast and Furious was gun-smuggling plot that armed the Sinaloa drug cartel with thousands of weapons in an apparent attempt to scapegoat American gun dealers in border states for drug cartel violence in Mexico...... In January, a federal district court judge rejected Obama’s executive privilege claim over records detailing the Justice Department and White House’s response to Operation Fast and Furious, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigation that may have allowed as many as 2,000 firearms to pass into...
  • Exclusive: Meet the Radical Lawyers the DOJ Hired to Oversee Elections

    04/06/2016 11:52:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 6, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & J. Christian Adams
    In 2011, PJ Media published the Every Single One series. The series documented the Obama administration’s hiring of ideologically leftist and partisan lawyers to fill the career ranks of the lawyers in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division from the day it came into office. The different sections of the Division exercise enormous power over the everyday lives of Americans, ranging from employment, education, housing, religious liberty, abortion, prisons, policing, and much, much more. If a president wanted to launch a radical transformation of the country, he would start it in the Civil Rights Division . And a...
  • Every Single One: Since 2009, Obama's DOJ Civil Rights Division Hired ONLY Leftist Lawyers-Hundreds!

    04/04/2016 1:52:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 4, 2016 | Hans A. von Spakovsky & J. Christian Adams
    Despite being exposed before, nothing has changed. In 2011, we produced the Every Single One series for PJ Media about an unprecedented wave of ideological hiring of leftist attorneys into the career ranks of the Justice Department. The series documented the partisan and radical background of every single one of the 113 new Justice Department lawyershired into the Obama Civil Rights Division from January 2009 to January 2011. With the help of PJ Media, we will now be updating that revealing report -- and sharing details about the background of Justice Department attorneys hired since 2011. Because we have...
  • Court rebukes IRS for tea party targeting, orders release of secret list

    03/22/2016 4:36:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court spanked the IRS Tuesday, saying it has taken laws designed to protect taxpayers from the government and turned them on their head, using them to try to protect the tax agency from the very tea party groups it targeted. The judges ordered the IRS to quickly turn over the full list of groups it targeted so that a class-action lawsuit, filed by the NorCal Tea Party Patriots, can proceed. The judges also accused the Justice Department lawyers, who are representing the IRS in the case, of acting in bad faith — compounding the initial targeting —...
  • Why did the IRS give The Department of Justice Twenty-One CD-ROMS?...

    03/20/2016 5:07:16 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 33 replies
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | March 20, 2016 | Sundance
    In October 2015 the DOJ announced it was dropping the investigation into the IRS, Lois Lerner, and the unlawful sharing of taxpayer data in the IRS targeting investigation surrounding True The Vote et al.
  • Rifle found at El Chapo hideout tied to Fast and Furious

    03/16/2016 5:09:32 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/16/16 | AP
    Rifle found at El Chapo hideout tied to Fast and Furious WASHINGTON — One of the guns that Mexican officials say was found at the hideout of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has been found to be associated with Fast and Furious, a failed “gun-walking” operation, according to the Justice Department. The department said in a letter to members of Congress that a .50-caliber rifle that Mexican officials sent for tracing after Guzman’s arrest in January has been connected to Fast and Furious. Officials say the weapon was one of 19 firearms that Mexican authorities said were recovered...
  • Fast and Furious Weapon Traced to Murder of Three Mexican Police Officers

    03/16/2016 3:32:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2016 | staff
    One of the weapons used in a deadly Mexican shootout last year was traced to the U.S. government's disastrous Fast and Furious operation. Three Mexican police officers were killed in the shootout. A Justice Department summary provided to two Republican congressional committee chairmen Tuesday found that a WASR-10 rifle, purchased six years before in the U.S., was one of three rifles fired in the July 27 assault in the town of Valle de Zaragoza. It was not immediately known which weapon caused the officers’ fatal wounds. Nevertheless, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives officials traced the WASR rifle to...
  • U.S. confirms .50 caliber rifle found inside El Chapo's hideout (trunc - Fast & Furious)

    03/16/2016 11:41:16 AM PDT · by Sergio · 26 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 16 March 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    The Justice Department has confirmed that a .50 caliber sniper rifled found at El Chapo's Mexican hideout and used to shoot down helicopters was sold through the Fast and Furious program. The rifle was found inside the Los Mochis property where the Sinaloa Cartel kingpin was discovered hiding on January 8 this year before a raid by the Mexican Marines that led to his capture. Excerpt, more at link. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3495177/US-Rifle-El-Chapo-hideout-tied-gun-smuggle-operation.html
  • A tragic Fast and Furious program exposes other federal agencies’ flaws

    03/09/2016 9:12:12 AM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    Newspaper Post ^ | 3/9/2016 | Admin
    It ’s no secret Fast and Furious was a bad idea. One or more likelу two federal agents were murdered bу guns the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) let walk from Arizona gun dealers. Despite the outrage from agents in the ill-fated Fast and Furious Phoenix home office, overzealous leaders in ATF and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) clamored at the idea of netting drug cartel leaders. This objective draws the Department of Homeland Securitу (DHS) into the gun-walking fraу. The political posturing between DHS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) provides a glimpse of what unsupervised-bureaucratic...
  • Loretta Lynch Bails On Oregon Gun Forum, Chaos Erupts When Fast & Furious Mentioned (VIDEO)

    03/02/2016 5:23:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/2/16 | Michael Strickland
    US Attorney General Loretta Lynch was scheduled to appear at a Portland Police gang task force meeting, but no-showed after learning that folks from Don’t Shoot Portland planned on attending and possibly protesting. In lieu of Ms. Lynch, the moderator at the regularly held meeting used a big easel to jot down concerns and comments from the community to take to Lynch. But the moderator only wanted to hear from certain organizations and agencies, and refused to call on anyone else. Finally, after Penny Okamoto, of Ceasefire Oregon, gave a monologue about wanting stricter oversight of federally licensed gun dealers,