Skip to comments.Holder elevates al-Qaeda lawyer to top Justice Department post
Posted on 03/05/2012 7:52:22 PM PST by massmike
In a semi-stealth promotion, a major Barack Obama fundraiser who served as a defense lawyer for a convicted al-Qaeda terrorist is scheduled to become the third-highest ranking Department of Justice executive.
California-based attorney Tony West was named Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, making him the No. 3 man at the Justice Department.
Here you have a man linked to a terrorist group who is now a top Justice Department official. It smacks of corruption," said political strategist and attorney Michael Baker.
West assisted candidate Obama in raising tens of millions of dollars as a co-chairman for Senator Obama's presidential campaign.
In 2009 West was appointed to help run the DOJs civil division which represents the government, Congress and presidential cabinet officers and handles cases dealing with significant policy issues.
In a statement announcing the promotion this week, Attorney General Eric Holder says West has served the department with professionalism, integrity and dedication.
Conveniently omitted from the press release is that West represented convicted al Qaeda terrorist John Walker Lindh.
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You remember correctly. The WH Insider called this a few weeks ago, and it has come to pass.
Kamala Harris is rumored to be the next Obama pick for the Supreme Court. As a reward for allegedly laundering tons of campaign cash for Obama 2012, and past services rendered.
Brother-in-law, actually, married to Harris’ sister.
Yes—Harris is his sister-in-law. Thanks.
I visualize a “community organizer” chart when reading this.
Thanks for the ping Piasa.
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