#JusticeForBrianTerry Fed’l Judge Orders DOJ AG Eric Holder To Turn Over Fast And Furious Docs

August 21, 2014 at 9:56 am

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An Obama appointed judge no less…

WASHINGTON – A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.

In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The Justice Department says the documents should remain confidential and President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege in an effort to protect them from public disclosure.

The House panel says the Justice Department documents might explain why the department took nearly a year to admit that federal agents had engaged in a controversial law enforcement tactic known as gun-walking.
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In the operation, federal agents permitted illicitly purchased weapons to be transported unimpeded in an effort to track them to high-level arms traffickers.

Federal agents lost control of some 2,000 weapons and many of them wound up at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S. Two of the guns were found at the scene of the December 2010 slaying of border agent Brian Terry near the Arizona border city of Nogales.
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Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House panel, said that the privilege log “will bring us closer to finding out why the Justice Department hid behind false denials in the wake of reckless conduct that contributed to the violent deaths of border patrol agent Brian Terry and countless Mexican citizens.”

Congress is trying to get documents that were created after Feb. 4, 2011 — the day the Justice Department told Sen. Chuck Grassley that ATF “makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico.”

Grassley is the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a follow-up on May 2, 2011, the Justice Department told Grassley that “it remains our understanding that ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious did not knowingly permit straw buyers to take guns into Mexico.”

Three days later, a senior Justice Department official informed the committee that “there’s a there there” with respect to the congressional investigation.

On Dec. 2, 2011, the Justice Department withdrew the original Feb. 4 [2011] letter which denied that gun-walking had taken place.

The Obama administration says the privilege claim is designed to protect the Justice Department’s internal records related to its response to Congress — specifically, its work file on how it responded to the congressional inquiry after the drafting of the Feb. 4, 2011 letter.

Jackson, the judge in the current case, is an appointee of President Barack Obama.

Ahem…


Last but not least:

Eric Holder Seizes 6Yr Old Latino Alien Minor At GUNPOINT -Forcibly Returned To Castro’s Cuba [Photo Of Seizure]

July 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

Oh the humanity!

Eric Holder Six year-old Elian Gonzalez is taken in 2000 by us government agents in Miami

Under orders of Eric Holder–Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez is taken in 2000 by U.S. government agents in Miami so he can go back to his father in Cuba

Eric Holder: “Court order”? ‘I don’t need no stinking court order’. “Gunpoint”? “He was not taken at the point of a gun.”

And yet it was (then) Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder [Under democrat President Bill Clinton --VH] who concocted the “legal” cover for the INS to mace, kick, stomp, and gun-butt their way into the home of Elian Gonzalez’s legal custodians (legal U.S. citizens and residents all) on the morning of April 22, 2000, wrench a bawling 6-year-old child from his family at machine-gun point and bundle him off to Castro’s terror-sponsoring fiefdom, leaving 102 people (legal U.S. citizens and residents all) injured, some seriously.

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Tell me, Mr. Holder,” Judge Napolitano asked on April 23, 2000 why did you not get a court order authorizing you to go in and get the boy (Elian Gonzalez)?

Holder: Because we didn’t need a court order. INS can do this on its own.

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The legal-weasels forgot (or missed) that on Dec, 1st 1999 the INS (ostensibly under the jurisdiction of Janet Reno’s and Eric Holder’s Justice Department) asserted that Miami-based uncle Lazaro was indeed Elian’s legal custodian and Florida’s family court indeed the place to arbitrate further issues.

Then on Dec 5th, 1999, Castro clapped his hands. Instantly the Clinton team and their MSM minions snapped to attention. Within weeks Clinton’s INS had turned its initial decision on its head. Shortly thereafter Clinton’s lawyer chum Gregory Craig was in Havana meeting with Fidel Castro. A few weeks later the INS was kicking down Delfin Gonzalez’s door, pummeling camera men and elderly ladies to the ground with jackboots and wrenching a screaming Elian from his legal custodians in a blaze of pepper gas and machine guns. When asked for the legal authority for this, they brandished either a search warrant to seize evidence that didn’t exist (and would not have been hidden anyway) or an arrest warrant to seize someone who no one claimed was a criminal or even a lawbreaker.

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That was then, this is now.
IBD:

Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro’s Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism.

Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program “Justice AmeriCorps,” intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America.

“How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or trafficking — goes to the core of who we are as a nation,” the attorney general said, explaining a program to provide 100 lawyers and paralegals for minors brought here by drug cartels and other human traffickers.
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Today, if Elian Gonzalez were Honduran and his reunited family likely to vote Democratic down the road, he might get to stay with Holder’s blessings under the same rule of lawlessness that once forcibly returned a young Cuban boy to Castro’s tyranny.

More here:

Obama VP Committee Member Helped Enable 2000 Elian Gonzalez Seizure

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Eric “My People” Holder Revives “Domestic Terrorism” Task Force To Target “Racial Prejudice & Anti-Gov’t Animus”

June 6, 2014 at 4:56 pm

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This nasty news nugget was lost in the fog of Bergdahl.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is reviving a law enforcement group to investigate those it designates as domestic terrorists, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

Following hate-motivated shootings such as the one at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri in April, federal prosecutors have pressed the need to coordinate intelligence about such criminals on a national level, Justice Department officials said.

The Department of Justice will reconstitute a task force that was originally formed after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing but dissolved after the Sept. 11, 2001 hijacked plane attacks as law enforcement agencies focused on threats from militants abroad.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that the United States remains concerned about threats from Islamic extremists, but the group will focus on other motives for attacks within U.S. borders.

Events like the April 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon, in which the attackers appeared to be influenced by extremists abroad, would not fall under the jurisdiction of the group, named the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee.

“We must also concern ourselves with the continued danger we face from individuals within our own borders who may be motivated by a variety of other causes from anti-government animus to racial prejudice,” Holder said.

The American Civil Liberties Union said it plans to engage with the Justice Department to ensure the effort does not lead to racial profiling or other bias targeting of individuals who may be wrongfully suspected of having violent intentions, said Naureen Shah, legislative counsel for the ACLU.

“Attorney General Holder’s announcement that the new task force will focus on evidence of anti-government animus and racial intolerance raises concerns that it could be a sweeping mandate to monitor and collect controversial speech,” said Lee Rowland, a staff attorney at the ACLU.

The committee’s members will come from the FBI, the National Security Division of the Justice Department and the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, which includes representatives of federal prosecutors.

As a friendly reminder; Dear Leader sees conservatives / tea party who are anti-BIG government, pro-liberty and pro-constitution as “anti-government“. The distinction is lost on them. But isn’t that always the case?

“Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.”
- Barack Obama -Nov. 7 2009

Lest we forget, conservatives/ tea partiers are raging raaaaacists too.

So who do you think Holder will pin the targets on?
Certainly not the “Kill crackers and cracker babies” New Black Panthers.
Or violent black flash mobs whose ranks are filled with Obama sons.

And who do you think he will protect?

Keep Walking Cracker…

Speaking of extremism: If you have not yet read the DHS Rightwing Extremism Report or would like to look it over again, click here.

Related:

VIDEO: Obama DOJ AG Holder Wants Gun Owners To Wear Tracking Bracelets

April 8, 2014 at 10:10 am

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And who be in charge of the compulsory ‘gun tracking bracelets’? The anti-2nd amendment Obama regime…that’s who. Making the decision makers in control of who they deem fit to be armed. Those who control the technology controlling the guns will have the ability to control the guns?? An off switch with the capability to disarm legal gun owners at any given moment?? Making it for all intents and purposes an underhanded end run around the constitution nullifying the 2nd amendment.
A chilling thought is it not?

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“I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe.”

“By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”

“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis.”

More here and here.
Twitter blowback:

 

Obama DOJ Civil Rights Nominee Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile Fails To Clear Test Vote In Democrat Controlled Senate

March 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm


Right on!

(Fox) –Senate Democrats failed to muster enough support to push a controversial Justice Department nominee past a key test vote on Wednesday, leaving the nomination stalled amid bipartisan concerns about his past work on behalf of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

The nomination of Debo Adegbile for head of the Civil Rights Division was blocked, on a 47-52 vote.

Adegbile needed just 51 senators to support him in order to advance to a final vote. In anticipation of a tight vote, Vice President Biden even attended in case he was needed by his Democratic colleagues to break a tie. But it did not get to that point, as a total of seven Democrats peeled off, joining a united Republican opposition.
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At issue is Adegbile’s work with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on behalf of Abu-Jamal. Perhaps America’s most well-known cop killer, he was convicted for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia officer Daniel Faulkner. The case has attracted celebrity and media attention for decades, amid claims that Abu-Jamal faced racial discrimination. Abu-Jamal’s death sentence was eventually overturned, but his conviction stands.

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Republicans and law enforcement groups like the Fraternal Order of Police were staunchly opposed. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., questioned Tuesday whether Adegbile could be counted on to advocate for the civil rights “of all Americans,” if confirmed to the post of Civil Rights Division director.

The president of the Fraternal Order of Police has called the nomination a “thumb in the eye of our nation’s law enforcement officers.”

Faulkner’s widow, Maureen Faulkner, has adamantly opposed the nomination and lobbied senators to vote “no.”
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Obama nominated Adegbile to succeed Thomas Perez in the DOJ post, after Perez was confirmed for Labor secretary
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Adegbile is the first Obama nominee to fail on a Senate test vote since Democrats pushed through changes that allow certain nominees to clear that hurdle with a simple majority, as opposed to the customary 60 votes.

Additional details on Faulkner murder case via Front Page Magazine:

Interestingly, Adegbile has a personal story that’s similar to Obama’s. The DoJ nominee was raised by a single mother in the absence of her son’s Nigerian father, reports the Washington Post.

Under Adegbile’s leadership, NAACP LDF acted in several legal proceedings for the black leftist folk hero who has parlayed his 1981 murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner into a career behind bars. Born Wesley Cook, the former Black Panther often referred to affectionately in radical circles as simply “Mumia,” enjoys celebrity status on the Left and is a frequent guest speaker at college commencement ceremonies.

“The question of Abu-Jamal’s guilt is not a close call,” according to John Fund. “Two hospital workers testified that Abu-Jamal confessed to them: ‘I shot the motherf***er, and I hope the motherf***er dies.’ His brother, William, has never testified to his brother’s innocence even though he was at the scene of the crime. Abu-Jamal himself chose not to testify in his own defense.”

As Faulkner tried to arrest Abu-Jamal’s brother during a traffic stop, Abu-Jamal shot the policeman once in the back and then stood over him and shot him four more times at close range, once directly in the face. Multiple eyewitnesses were present during the crime.

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UPDATE:

Lois Lerner: “Tea Party Is Very Dangerous” IRS Emails Support Targeting Claims [UPDATED With Email]

March 5, 2014 at 10:11 am

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UPDATE: Greta shares the email via Twitter. Note the “Cincy” part.
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Previously:

VIDEO: Lois Lerner Pleads The 5th AGAIN (IRS Hearing – Mar 5, 2014)

How Convenient! Senior IRS Offical Lois Lerner To Plead The 5th–Issa Issues Subpoena Anyway

IRS Hearing Darrell Issa: ‘Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Right To Take The 5th?’ [Video]

IRS Official Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify At IRS Hearing Pleads The 5th [Video]

Emails From Lois Lerner Show IRS, FEC Colluded To Target Conservative Groups

 

FLASHBACK 2010: Lois Lerner “IRS Smoking Gun” Video?

Related:

100% Of 501(c)(4) Groups Audited By Obama’s IRS Were CONSERVATIVE!

Bombshell! Memo Reveals Obama IRS Focusing On Targeting Conservatives In 2012

Whoa! Attorney Cleta Mitchell Bitch Slaps Obama & IRS HARD –DOJ Investigation On IRS Targeting “Non-Existent Sham” [VIDEO]

‘True The Vote’ Founder: “I Will Not Retreat. I Will Not Surrender. I Refuse To Be Intimidated” [Video & Transcript]

FLASHBACK 2010: Lois Lerner “IRS Smoking Gun” Video?

March 5, 2014 at 9:56 am

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See: Learning the Cost of Lois Lerner’s Pension

Previously:

VIDEO: Lois Lerner Pleads The 5th AGAIN (IRS Hearing – Mar 5, 2014)

How Convenient! Senior IRS Offical Lois Lerner To Plead The 5th–Issa Issues Subpoena Anyway

IRS Hearing Darrell Issa: ‘Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Right To Take The 5th?’ [Video]

IRS Official Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify At IRS Hearing Pleads The 5th [Video]

Emails From Lois Lerner Show IRS, FEC Colluded To Target Conservative Groups

Related:

100% Of 501(c)(4) Groups Audited By Obama’s IRS Were CONSERVATIVE!

Bombshell! Memo Reveals Obama IRS Focusing On Targeting Conservatives In 2012

Whoa! Attorney Cleta Mitchell Bitch Slaps Obama & IRS HARD –DOJ Investigation On IRS Targeting “Non-Existent Sham” [VIDEO]

‘True The Vote’ Founder: “I Will Not Retreat. I Will Not Surrender. I Refuse To Be Intimidated” [Video & Transcript]

Emails From Lois Lerner Show IRS, FEC Colluded To Target Conservative Groups

March 5, 2014 at 9:32 am
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American Future Fund founder discusses with Greta how the FEC and IRS colluded to target the group.

Emails from Lois Lerner, the embattled IRS head of the Tax Exempt Division, to an attorney at the FEC show the 2 agencies colluded to target various conservative Tea Party groups.

Those emails show that an attorney in the FEC’s Enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group, the American Future Fund, before recommending that the FEC prosecute it for violations of campaign-finance law

Dave Camp and House Ways and Means is asking Danny Werfel to turn over those emails for the period of 2008-2012 before the deadline of Aug 14th. The committee discovered the email exchanges during investigations into the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups and other politically-oriented organizations applying for tax-exempt status.

“The American public is entitled to know whether the IRS is inappropriately sharing their confidential tax information,” wrote committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich. “During the course of the committee’s investigation of political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service, the committee identified electronic mail between a high-ranking official at the IRS and the Federal Elections Commission that brings into question whether the IRS has inappropriately shared confidential tax information with the FEC.”

In the exchanges, the attorney acknowledges he cannot ask for information about tax-exempt applications, but asks whether American Future Fund and American Issues Project had received exempt status.

Several months ago . . . I spoke with you about the American Future Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization that had submitted an exemption application the IRS [sic],” the FEC attorney wrote Lerner in February 2009.

In violation of federal law, Lerner replied in a Feb. 3, 2009 email: “What can we do to help here“, suggesting strongly she provided the tax data in violation of Rule 6103, which prohibits the IRS from sharing confidential taxpayer information.

The emails also show the FEC attorney as saying “When we spoke last July, you had told us that the American Future Fund had not received an exemption letter from the IRS.”

New E-mails Expose IRS Lois Lerner Targeting Tea Party – Katie Pavlich v. Julie Roginsky – 9-13-13:
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Previously:

VIDEO: Lois Lerner Refuses To Answer Questions About IRS Targeting Pleads The 5th AGAIN (Mar 5, 2014)

How Convenient! Senior IRS Offical Lois Lerner To Plead The 5th–Issa Issues Subpoena Anyway

IRS Hearing Darrell Issa: ‘Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Right To Take The 5th?’ [Video]

IRS Official Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify At IRS Hearing Pleads The 5th [Video]( May 2013)

100% Of 501(c)(4) Groups Audited By Obama’s IRS Were CONSERVATIVE!

Bombshell! Memo Reveals Obama IRS Focusing On Targeting Conservatives In 2012

Whoa! Attorney Cleta Mitchell Bitch Slaps Obama & IRS HARD –DOJ Investigation On IRS Targeting “Non-Existent Sham” [VIDEO]

‘True The Vote’ Founder: “I Will Not Retreat. I Will Not Surrender. I Refuse To Be Intimidated” [Video & Transcript]

VIDEO: Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify About IRS Targeting Pleads The 5th AGAIN (Mar 5, 2014)

March 5, 2014 at 9:09 am
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Previously:

How Convenient! Senior IRS Offical Lois Lerner To Plead The 5th–Issa Issues Subpoena Anyway

IRS Hearing Darrell Issa: ‘Did Lois Lerner Waive Her Right To Take The 5th?’ [Video]

IRS Official Lois Lerner Refuses To Testify At IRS Hearing Pleads The 5th [Video]

Related:

100% Of 501(c)(4) Groups Audited By Obama’s IRS Were CONSERVATIVE!

Bombshell! Memo Reveals Obama IRS Focusing On Targeting Conservatives In 2012

Whoa! Attorney Cleta Mitchell Bitch Slaps Obama & IRS HARD –DOJ Investigation On IRS Targeting “Non-Existent Sham” [VIDEO]

‘True The Vote’ Founder: “I Will Not Retreat. I Will Not Surrender. I Refuse To Be Intimidated” [Video & Transcript]

‘Coalition of African American Pastors’ Call For Holder’s Impeachment [VIDEO]

February 25, 2014 at 2:06 pm

(CNSNews.com) – A coalition of black pastors announced on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that they are launching a campaign to gather one million signatures on a petition calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder for violating his oath of office by trying “to coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex ‘marriage’ agenda.”

“President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have turned their backs on the values the American people hold dear, values particularly cherished in the black community: values like marriage, which should be strengthened and promoted, rather than weakened and undermined,” says a statement by the Coalition of African American Pastors that has been posted online with their impeachment petition.

“Our nation calls for the building up of a healthier marriage culture; instead, our elected leaders are bent on destroying marriage, remaking it as a genderless institution and reorienting it to be all about the desires of adults rather than the needs of children,” says the coalition.

“In pursuing this intention, the president and his administration are trampling the rule of law.Attorney General Holder in particular has used the influence of his office and role as the chief law enforcement figure in our nation to try to coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex ‘marriage’ agenda,” says the coalition. Millions of voters in 30 states have voted to defend marriage as the union of one man and one woman, but Attorney General Holder is attempting single-handedly to throw those votes away!

“For abandoning the oath he swore in taking office and his duty to defend the common good, Attorney General Holder should be impeached by Congress,” says the coalition. “CAAP is calling on all men and women of good will to sign the following petition urging Congress to take action against the Attorney General’s lawlessness today!”

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