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« Reply #175 on: June 30, 2012, 10:07:54 PM »

It's not his fault.

I blame it on his Jr. High handlers.



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« Reply #176 on: July 02, 2012, 08:20:22 PM »

Eric Holder says Republicans have made him a ‘proxy’ to attack President Obama
The Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2012 | Sari Horwitz
Posted on July 2, 2012 10:34:13 PM EDT by Free ThinkerNY

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized lawmakers Monday for voting to hold him in contempt of Congress last week, saying Republicans have made him a “proxy” to attack President Obama in an election year.

In his first interview since Thursday’s vote, Holder said lawmakers have used an investigation of a botched gun-tracking operation as a way to seek retribution against the Justice Department for its policies on a host of issues, including immigration, voting rights and gay marriage. He said the chairman of the committee leading the inquiry, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is engaging in political theater as the Justice Department tries to focus on public safety.

“I’ve been doing all of these things all the time Darrell Issa and his band have been nipping at my heels,” a defiant Holder said. “They’ve been nipping, but I’ve been walking.”

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« Reply #177 on: July 03, 2012, 04:22:42 PM »

DOJ lawsuit: Physical test for police officers discriminates against women

July 3, 2012
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The Corpus Christi, Tex. Police Department has found itself on the business end of a civil rights lawsuit after the Justice Department concluded that a physical ability test used when considering job applications discriminates against women.

As a condition for employment, new applicants must pass a physical ability test (PAT) involving: pullups, a 300-meter run, a 1.5 mile run, and sit-ups. Only 19 percent of female applicants passed this test between 2005 and 2009, compared to 63 percent of men, the DOJ complaint records.
 
The Justice Department says that the test discriminates against women because “use of the PAT in the screening and selection of applicants for entry-level police officer jobs is not job-related, for the entry-level police officer position,” according to the complaint.
 
“The Justice Department is looking forward to working with the city to resolve this matter in a way that eliminates the use of the unlawful physical ability test and gives women who were screened out of the process an opportunity to become Corpus Christi police officers,” Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, said in a statement on the lawsuit.
 
“If women had passed the PAT at the same rate as men, approximately 62 additional women would have been available for further consideration for the position of entry-level police officer,” the Justice Department complaint also says.
 
In 2011, the city police modified the benchmarks for the PAT. Thirty-three percent of women passed the test under the new standards, along with 82 percent of men. DOJ says that these results also indicate discrimination.
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« Reply #178 on: July 03, 2012, 05:10:51 PM »

Meh... no sympathy on that... Women aren't physically as able as men... That's life.
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« Reply #179 on: July 03, 2012, 06:59:44 PM »

Meh... no sympathy on that... Women aren't physically as able as men... That's life.
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« Reply #180 on: July 03, 2012, 08:24:13 PM »

Bloggers Who Broke Fast and Furious Story, File Ethics Complaint on Holder With DC Bar
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Posted on July 3, 2012 10:15:44 PM EDT by opentalk

An ethics complaint against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been filed by David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh with the Office of Bar Counsel, Board on Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Codrea and Vanderboegh are the two bloggers who first broke the news of the Fast and Furious scandal in December 2010.

Said Vanderboegh, Eric Holder believes that he will escape serious consequences of the congressional investigations of the Fast and Furious scandal simply by running out the clock on his tenure. We intend this ethics complaint to place him on notice that his lies and malfeasances will follow him until justice is done.”
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« Reply #181 on: July 07, 2012, 09:32:12 PM »

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Eric Holder’s Two Decades Of Concealing Murder
Western Journalism ^ | 7/7/2012 | Doug Book
Posted on July 7, 2012 6:52:01 PM EDT by IbJensen

Information provided to congressional committees by ATF whistle-blowers and leaks within the Department of Justice prove Eric Holder to be either criminally complicit in the Fast and Furious scheme and cover-up, or the most incompetent, congenitally comatose Attorney General in the nation’s history. Though Holder is many things, he is not incompetent, at least not in the willful “execution-upon-command” of illegal and despicable enterprises; especially when those enterprises involve Administration-generated murder.

“You need to know that Eric Holder…played a key role in covering up the torture-murder death of my brother, Kenneth Michael Trentadue.”

This is what Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue wrote in December of 2008 to prospective incoming chairman of the Senate Justice Committee, Patrick Leahy. The newly-elected Barack Obama had made Holder his choice for Attorney General, and Trentadue was going to do everything in his power to stop this shameful appointment going forward.

Kenneth Trentadue was killed in Oklahoma City on August 21st of 1995, four months after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building. He had been taken into custody by the FBI and placed in an isolation cell at a federal facility in El Reno, Oklahoma.

The official government report on the cause of death presented to Trentadue’s family stated that Kenneth hanged himself in his cell. But massive bruises and lacerations from head to toe compelled even the Oklahoma City medical examiner to state “very likely he was murdered.”

Using emails and handwritten notes acquired in a 1997 wrongful death lawsuit against the DOJ, Trentadue demonstrated quite conclusively in his correspondence to Patrick Leahy that then-Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder had engineered a scheme to sidetrack any investigation into his brother’s death in order to “…deflect congressional oversight and media attention…”

A fifteen-year investigation by Jesse Trentadue revealed that Eric Holder had covered up the murder of his brother in order to prevent congressional investigators linking the death, and eventually the Clinton Administration itself, to the Oklahoma City bombing. And Holder’s efforts to derail the Fast and Furious probe have made it clear that 20 years have not changed the Attorney General’s propensity for corruption and deceit. For from the aftermath of Oklahoma City to the smuggling of guns across the Mexican border, Eric Holder has callously concealed murders for which two administrations have been responsible.

It’s hardly surprising that Holder’s DOJ minions have decided to not prosecute the Attorney General for the comparatively minor offense of refusing to provide Congress with subpoenaed documents. After all, Eric Holder has gotten away with murder—or at least with being an accessory after the fact—for nearly 2 decades.

Of course, Republicans MIGHT decide to charge Eric Holder with his many crimes when the November victory of Mitt Romney places the Department of Justice in GOP hands. The Party might also bring Barack Obama to justice, both for participation in Fast and Furious and his willful, duplicitous role as Manchurian Candidate.

Yes, they might. But then, Holder and Obama might CONFESS too! The one is just as likely as the other.

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« Reply #182 on: July 12, 2012, 11:37:57 AM »

Justice Department Sues Texas for Pay Discrimination
 WOAI Radio ^ | 07/12/2012 | Jim Forsyth

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 9:49:27 AM by Afisra

The Obama Administration continues to be at odds with the state of Texas. Today, the Justice Department sued two Texas state agencies, the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas General Land Office, claiming the two agencies discriminated against female employees by paying them less than men for doing the same jobs, 1200 WOAI news reports.

The lawsuit also claims the agencies fired women who complained about the discriminatory pay scales.

"This lawsuit highlights the critical need for continued attention to equal pay issues in this country," said Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. "The wage gap between women and men persists, and the Civil Rights Division is committed to using all the tolls available under this nation's employment discrimination laws to ensure equal pay for equal work."

The lawsuit claims the now defunct Texas Department of Rural Affairs did a study of all of the salaries in its Disaster Recovery Division, and found that the salaries of women fell significantly short of those of men in comparable positions.

But it says even after the disparities were made public, the agencies failed to equalize salaries, so women were making the same amount for the same work, nor did the agencies 'compensate the women for the substantial amount of time their salaries were undervalued.'

The complaint demands that TDA and GLO take steps to make sure that women and men make the same pay for the same work, and the women who were 'subjected to discrimination and retaliation' should be compensated.





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« Reply #183 on: July 25, 2012, 03:33:19 PM »

Sources: Eric Holder scolded Capitol Hill intern for taking notes during lecture
The Daily Caller ^ | 7/25/2012 | Matthew Boyle
Posted on July 25, 2012 6:23:41 PM EDT by markomalley

Sources have confirmed to The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday berated an intern from House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s office for taking notes during a lecture he gave on Capitol Hill.

According to one intern who was present, Holder had just started speaking when he noticed a male intern who was standing on the side of the packed room beginning to take notes with a pen and paper.

“Holder is talking and then he sees some kid taking notes,” the intern, who asked to remain anonymous to protect his boss, said in a phone interview. “He [Holder] asks, ‘Oh, why are you taking notes? Are you from the Washington Post?’”

“He [the intern Holder scolded] is like, ‘no,’” the intern who spoke with TheDC recalls.

“Then, he [Holder] is like, ‘what office do you work in?’” he continued. “And, the kid is like, ‘oh Kevin McCarthy.’”

He said, next, Holder responded, “’Oh, you’re one of those guys,’ kind of like jokingly but meaning he was a Republican.”

Holder’s remarks apparently had an effect on the room, the intern who spoke with TheDC said. ““Yeah, I was scared to take notes then,” he told TheDC. “No one else whipped out pens and paper to take notes.”

He said he thought Holder may have been “trying to be funny,” but it was pretty clear to him that Holder scared everyone there.

“I looked around and there was not one other person [taking notes] after that,” the intern said. “I was upset because I forgot my pen and paper, but after that I was like ‘thank God.’”

In the end, the scolded McCarthy intern may have had the last laugh.

After Holder gave his speech, he took questions. The first items up, according to TheDC’s source, were voter ID and prison issues.

“Then, the last question, he went to the kid he yelled at from McCarthy’s office and that kid asked about Fast and Furious,” he said.

Holder is in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for failing to comply with the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. Eight senators, 130 congressmen, two governors and Mitt Romney have all demanded Holder’s resignation over the gunrunning program.

Another source with direct knowledge of the situation that occurred in the room confirmed the details of the intern’s account for The Daily Caller. “Did the Attorney General of the United States of America scold an intern for taking notes at a lecture? Yes.”

Holder’s lecture was the latest installment in a program for Capitol Hill interns featuring different daily speakers throughout the summer months.

The intern lecture was packed, sources told TheDC and was standing room only, with a couple hundred people in attendance. The talk began at 11 a.m. and was held in room 325 of the Senate Russell Office Building.

It was not open to the general public or the press – only congressional interns were allowed. “They checked our IDs to make sure we were all interns,” the intern who spoke with TheDC said.
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« Reply #184 on: August 22, 2012, 08:19:54 PM »

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EDITORIAL: Holder’s severe mental deficiency
The Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2012 | Editorial
Posted on August 22, 2012 9:28:26 PM EDT by jazusamo

Justice Department takes affirmative action to crazy extremes

You don’t have to have a severe intellectual disability to work at the Justice Department. But it helps.

According to a July 31 policy memo titled “Hiring of persons with targeted disabilities,” otherwise problematic mental deficiencies are no barrier to jump-starting a career at Justice. The memo lists a number of “targeted disabilities” that trigger special hiring privileges in compliance with President Obama’s Executive Order 13548. Among them are people with “severe intellectual disability,” “psychiatric disability” or other undefined “current severe physical, intellectual or mental conditions.” Most employers would balk at even minor mental disabilities in hiring a lawyer, let alone severe ones. But the policy states that the Cabinet department run by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. must “achieve a work force from all segments of society,” which includes those who are teetering on the edge of sanity.

Mr. Holder’s crazy new human-resources priority says it’s necessary to ensure that people with targeted disabilities “have equal employment opportunities.” It then goes into detail on all the ways in which they will be given special, exclusive treatment. The disabled are eligible for direct hiring in a “streamlined, non-competitive appointment” process that the policy lauds as a “win-win” for the department and the applicant. Of course, this preferential treatment is a lose-lose for the other, perhaps vastly more qualified applicants who were never let in the door, as well as for American taxpayers who cannot benefit from a superior level of public service.

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« Reply #185 on: August 23, 2012, 06:43:20 AM »

Holder Justice Department Recruits Dwarfs, Schizophrenics, and the ‘Intellectually Disabled’


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The PJ Tatler has obtained documents from the Justice Department detailing efforts to recruit attorneys and staff who are dwarfs or who have “psychiatric disabilities” or “severe intellectual disabilities.”  On May 31, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez issued a directive to affirmatively recruit people with these “targeted disabilities.”
 
This DOJ policy does not merely involve prohibitions against discrimination, but rather the documents reveal deliberate recruitment efforts to hire as attorneys and staff for the Department of Justice people suffering from psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities.  Moreover, applicants can “self-identify” their disability by means of the “Standard Form 256, Self Identification Disability.”
 
Those with “targeted disabilities” may be hired through a “non-competitive” appointment. That means they don’t have to endure the regular civil service competition among applicants, but can be plucked from the stack of resumes and hired immediately instead.
 
According to the documents, those with these “targeted disabilities” may be hired “before the position is advertised” and even “before the position’s closing date.” Moreover, lawyers with psychiatric disabilities and “severe intellectual” disabilities receive a waiver from the requirement that a new DOJ employee have practiced law for one year before being hired.
 
You can read the detailed Civil Rights Division “Hiring of Persons With Targeted Disabilities Policy” memo here.
 
You can also read PJ Media’s full report on the attorneys hired for the Justice Department Civil Rights Division from 2009-2010 here in the Every Single One series.
 
Speaking of preferences, here is another document, the entire “Operational Diversity Management Plan,” obtained by PJ Media. It should be fascinating to those interested in racial preferences in government policy.
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« Reply #186 on: August 24, 2012, 04:31:51 AM »

Koutoulas: Holder's DOJ "Biggest Enabler Of Financial Crime In U.S. History"


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SANTELLI: Boy, this is a story that never goes away. And, in some respects, I think there's a lot of people that are happy about that, actually. James Koutoulas, lawyer who represents thousands of customers of MF Global. James, last week when word came out that the Department of Justice basically didn't see any crime, I called you up and you said, 'I believe unequivocally that fraud and crime were committed.' Can you expand upon that?
 
KOUTOULAS: Sure, Rick. According to the trustee's report, MF Global was routinely using customer funds to fund intraday operations as far back as August, months before the bankruptcy. That's a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. Then, once their credit rating was downgraded, they just outright took those funds and wired them to JPMorgan to meet house margin calls, which is also a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. It is a felony, and it bears a penalty of 10 years in prison per offense.
 
SANTELLI: Now, the Department of Justice obviously doesn't see it that way, and everything you've talked about we've discussed ad infinitum, and it doesn't seem to make a difference. Now we see that PFG has come into the blend. Is there really a lot of difference between PFG and MF?
 
KOUTOULAS: No, not at all, Rick. If you read Russ Wasendorf Sr.'s suicide note, he talks about the fact that he had the choice between going out of business or cheating. And he just decided to cheat for 20 years and steal customer money. Sure, he put it in his own account. MF Global, same decision. Senior management says, 'Do we go out of business or do we cheat?' And they cheated. They broke the law. And they took these customer funds to meet margin calls.
 
SANTELLI: You know, Edith O'Brien supposedly has information. Yeah, you must have information if you want to be protected to give it. You told me they never even really went that route. They didn't give her any immunity. So they don't care that she knows something that probably isn't very good? That's it?
 
KOUTOULAS: Right. By not giving her immunity, it's a way to stalemate the case and say, 'Well, we don't really have enough evidence to prosecute it. But Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice is the biggest enabler of financial crime in U.S. history, and that's why, way back in January, we went to Congressman Grimm, and we asked him to write a letter demanding that independent counsel be appointed for this case. And 65 congressmen agreed with him.
 
SANTELLI: Well, I'm sure this isn't going to be the end of this. And the final question I'm going to ask you, again, I know you believe crimes were committed there, you're not going to let up no matter what happens at the Department of Justice, you're going to move forward for criminal prosecution?
 
KOUTOULAS: That's right, Rick. We've got 50 states in this country, and each of them has an attorney general. I will go to each and every one of them, be it New York, Illinois, Iowa, Idaho, and I will explain to them how to prosecute this case, how to cut through the jargon and the confusion that try to distract people, and we will win. We will get a conviction. And the next time a sociopath CEO says, 'Do I go out of business or do I cheat,' he's going to think about the president's biggest fundraiser in an orange jumpsuit in state prison.
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« Reply #187 on: August 29, 2012, 07:07:00 PM »

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/29/Is-Holder-s-DOJ-Community-Organizing-Occupy-Activists-at-the-RNC


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« Reply #188 on: September 17, 2012, 07:10:08 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wwv9l6W8yc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wwv9l6W8yc</a>
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« Reply #189 on: September 17, 2012, 07:26:29 PM »

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EDITORIAL: Holder’s severe mental deficiency
The Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2012 | Editorial
Posted on August 22, 2012 9:28:26 PM EDT by jazusamo

Justice Department takes affirmative action to crazy extremes

You don’t have to have a severe intellectual disability to work at the Justice Department. But it helps.

According to a July 31 policy memo titled “Hiring of persons with targeted disabilities,” otherwise problematic mental deficiencies are no barrier to jump-starting a career at Justice. The memo lists a number of “targeted disabilities” that trigger special hiring privileges in compliance with President Obama’s Executive Order 13548. Among them are people with “severe intellectual disability,” “psychiatric disability” or other undefined “current severe physical, intellectual or mental conditions.” Most employers would balk at even minor mental disabilities in hiring a lawyer, let alone severe ones. But the policy states that the Cabinet department run by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. must “achieve a work force from all segments of society,” which includes those who are teetering on the edge of sanity.

Mr. Holder’s crazy new human-resources priority says it’s necessary to ensure that people with targeted disabilities “have equal employment opportunities.” It then goes into detail on all the ways in which they will be given special, exclusive treatment. The disabled are eligible for direct hiring in a “streamlined, non-competitive appointment” process that the policy lauds as a “win-win” for the department and the applicant. Of course, this preferential treatment is a lose-lose for the other, perhaps vastly more qualified applicants who were never let in the door, as well as for American taxpayers who cannot benefit from a superior level of public service.

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« Reply #190 on: September 17, 2012, 07:27:12 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wwv9l6W8yc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wwv9l6W8yc</a>

Sorry to do it again-- this needs its own thread.
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« Reply #191 on: September 17, 2012, 07:28:25 PM »

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Emails reveal Justice Dept. regularly enlists Media Matters to spin press
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Internal Department of Justice emails obtained by The Daily Caller show Attorney General Eric Holder’s communications staff has collaborated with the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency.

Dozens of pages of emails between DOJ Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Media Matters staffers show Schmaler, Holder’s top press defender, working with Media Matters to attack reporters covering DOJ scandals. TheDC obtained the emails through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. (RELATED: Complete coverage of Media Matters for America)

Emails sent in September and November 2010 show Schmaler working with Media Matters staffer Jeremy Holden on attacking news coverage of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation scandal.

Holden attacked former DOJ Civil Rights Division attorneys J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky on Sept. 20, 2010 for what he called an attempt “to reignite the phony New Black Panther Party scandal.”

Before Holden posted his article at 7:52 p.m., Schmaler sent him several emails with information helping him attack both former DOJ oficials.

“Here’s one Wolf letter,” read the subject of one email Schmaler sent Holden that contained no text. The email was likely a reference to Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, a member of Congress who led the Republican charge on the New Black Panther Party scandal involving alleged voter intimidation at a November 2008 polling place in Philadelphia.

In response, Holden told Schmaler that “The response to interog 38 is particularly helpful. Thanks!”

Interrogatory 38 was a reference to a question from Congress that the Justice Department answered, concerning the role of several senior officials in discussing litigation related to that voter intimidation case.

A follow-up email shows Schmaler sending Holden more information.

“[H]ere’s another one to Smith,” Schmaler wrote. “t’s about perrelli contact with w. WH. helpful in that it makes clear perrelli didn’t have discussions w/ WH on the case (obviously confirming he knew of it) … but also illustrates [REDACTED] they’ve tried to throw up that won’t stick[.]”

Holden responded at 8:34 p.m. — three hours after Schmaler sent her first email at 5:34 — to say, “Post is live, FWIW [for what it's worth]. Thanks again.”

Nearly two months later, on Nov. 18, 2010, Holden wrote a new blog post he described as an “EXCLUSIVE,” titled “Right-wing commission to vote on flawed New Black Panthers report.”

“The conservative-dominated U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will vote Friday on an interim report that omits critical evidence disproving allegations that the Obama administration refuses to enforce voting-rights laws against racial minorities, according to Media Matters’ analysis of a copy of the report we obtained,” Holden wrote in the Nov. 18 article.

Holden attacked Adams again, and Christopher Coates — another now-former DOJ attorney.

After Holden published that piece, Schmaler sent him an email titled “Great piece…” and continuing in the body of the message, “On USCCR investigation.’” One minute later, Holden responded, writing, “Thanks!”

At 9:50 a.m. on July 8, 2011, Media Matters’ Matt Gertz wrote to Schmaler asking for her help “debunking what I think is a conservative media myth about Operation Fast and Furious.” (RELATED: Complete “Fast and Furious” coverage)

Gertz told Schmaler that “Xochitl directed me to you as the person to talk to.” Gertz was referring to Xochitl Hinojosa, a DOJ spokeswoman and former Media Matters staffer.

“Several media outlets, including Fox News this morning, are claiming that Fast and Furious was paid for with stimulus dollars,” Gertz wrote to Schmaler. “My research suggests that this is not true, and I was hoping you’d be able to confirm that.”

Gertz added that he needed a response “by 1 p.m.” because he thought the issue was “likely to snowball if it isn’t stopped.”

In less than two hours, Schmaler responded with an answer from her “budget folks” in DOJ. “You’re right,” she told Gertz, before explaining why she thought so.

At 1:13 p.m., Gertz responded, writing, “Thanks again for your help, here’s the piece” and adding a link to his online article.

An email chain from Sept. 9, 2011, shows Gertz and Schmaler expressing concern over an upcoming Fox News segment on Fast and Furious.

“This is Vanderboegh, who broke the story in the first place and has contacts in the media and at [the House] Oversight [commission]. Any idea what it’s about?” Gertz wrote to Schmaler at 8:29 a.m. that day in an email that quoted conservative blogger Mike Vanderboegh’s website: “FOX Got ‘Em. Huge Gunwalker Story Breaking Later This Morning.”

At 9:19 a.m., Schmaler replied: “So far, no one’s got an idea … unless it’s something that’s already been out. Let’s stay in touch…”

Gertz responded at 9:25 a.m. with a guess that if it were something that had already been out, it would have been a story on Indiana gun sales.

Fox News played its tease shortly after of a segment promising new information on Fast and Furious, and at 10:18 a.m. Gertz sent the text of Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer’s tease to Schmaler.

“Also two weapons found at the scene where Border Agent Brian, uh, Terry was murdered linked to a botched federal gunrunning sting operation, and today the plot thickens once again,” Gertz quoted Hemmer as saying.

Eight minutes later, Schmaler wrote a terse “??” back to Gertz, likely indicating that she did not understand Hemmer’s statement.

Seconds after receiving Schmaler’s reply, Gertz responded, “No idea. Will let you know when the segment happens.”

Schmaler then praised Gertz for monitoring the situation: “Thanks Matt,” she replied.

In two subsequent emails, Gertz told the DOJ public affairs director what happened. The “[c]laim is [that] there was a third gun at the Terry murder scene that was covered up because it was procured by an FBI informant inside the Sinaloa cartel,” Gertz wrote to Schmaler in one message. The other email included the full text of Fox News reporter William LaJeunesse’s article on the matter.

In a Jan. 31, 2012, email chain titled “per our conversation,” Schmaler and Gertz are seen cooperating on an article attacking House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa. At 12:18 p.m. that day, Schmaler sent Gertz two paragraphs of text from Issa’s comments during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Dec. 8, 2011. Schmaler underlined a portion of the text in those paragraphs in which Issa discussed the differences between Fast and Furious and similar — but different in crucial respects — programs from the George W. Bush administration.

“The difference in the previous administration is there was coordination with the Mexican government,” Schmaler quoted Issa as saying in her email to Gertz. “They made a real effort under [Operation] Wide Receiver [in the George W. Bush administration] to pass off a small amount of weapons and track them. This program [Fast and Furious], just the opposite. Even knowing the drug cartels that were going to receive them, they simply allowed them to go to the stash house.”

Just hours after Schmaler sent Gertz that highlighted Issa quote, it appeared in a Media Matters article titled “Rep. Issa Ties Himself In Fast And Furious Knots.” Gertz wrote the piece for Media Matters Action Network’s “Political Correction” blog.

In his article, Gertz referenced a just-released Democratic House oversight committee staff report that he said concluded “there is no evidence that senior officials in the Obama Department of Justice authorized gunwalking in that case.”

Gertz chastised Issa, who had pointed out that morning on Fox News how DOJ and congressional Democrats were inconsistent about how Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer “was still a believer in Fast and Furious and programs like it” on Feb. 4, 2011.

Issa pointed out that that date was the same day the DOJ sent a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley falsely denying gunwalking was going on — a letter the DOJ withdrew months later.

“Note Issa’s very slippery use of the phrase ‘Fast and Furious and programs like it,’” Gertz told his readers.

Schmaler reached out to Gertz on March 12, 2012 seemingly to suggest an article attacking Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips for his public comments about Operation Fast and Furious. At the time, Phillips was pressing GOP leadership to take action on the gunwalking scandal. During a Fox News interview, Phillips said Fast and Furious “should be investigated, but we also have to remember the program itself was a partisan program.”

“This was never a law enforcement sting, as you described it earlier. This was purely a political operation,” Phillips added during the Fox segment.

“You send the guns down to Mexico, therefore you support the political narrative that the Obama administration wanted supported; that all these American guns are flooding Mexico; that they’re the cause of the violence in Mexico and therefore we need draconian gun control laws here in America. So because the whole operation itself was political, yes, by all means Congress should be all over this.”

Schmaler obtained a transcript of Phillips’ whole broadcast segment and sent it to Gertz in an 11:55 a.m. email on March 12, asking, “You see this?”

“[C]ompletely false,” Schmaler wrote of Phillips’ allegation. “[W]ide receiver and Hernandez put this to a lie. There’s been lots of coverage on previous bush operations…”

“Thanks,” Gertz responded one minute later.

“Hernandez” was a reference to Fidel Hernandez, the subject of DOJ’s first – and failed — attempt to direct a “controlled delivery of weapons” across the Mexican border by arms traffickers for the purpose of tracking them to their eventual destination.

At 4:05 p.m. the same day Gertz and Schmaler were emailing about Judson Phillips, Media Matters’ Chris Brown wrote a blog entry attacking Phillips for his televised appearance.

“Not surprisingly, Phillips spent the interview promoting the right-wing conspiracy theory that Fast and Furious was a plot to promote gun control instead of a failed law enforcement investigation,” Brown wrote, adding a mention of what Schmaler had emailed: “Further, Phillips refers to Fast and Furious as a ‘partisan program’ despite the fact that Bush-era investigations featured similar ‘gun walking’ tactics as those used in Fast and Furious.”

Seven minutes after Brown’s blog post appeared online, Gertz sent the full text in an email to Schmaler with the headline, “FYI.”

Schmaler had a new request for Gertz on March 20, 2012. ”Got time for a call?” the DOJ’s top communications official wrote to the progressive activist at 2:20 p.m.

Eleven minutes later, Gertz responded, writing, “Got blocks between 10:30 and noon and between 2 and 4.”

It’s unclear what they spoke about. But Gertz wrote significant amounts of material thereafter defending the slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and attacking the National Rifle Association and “stand your ground” laws.

Other than two blog posts he wrote in the days immediately before the email setting up a phone call with Schmaler, Gertz had not written much about the story of the black teenager shot by a Hispanic man in Sanford, Fla on Feb. 26. The DOJ had announced on March 19 that it was launching its own investigation into the Martin case.

Throughout the email exchanges TheDC obtained through the FOIA request are numerous examples of Gertz and other Media Matters staff sending the full text of Media Matters blog entries attacking the DOJ’s political opponents in the media.

Among others, Gertz sent Schmaler attack pieces he wrote about Townhall Magazine’s Katie Pavlich, who also authored a book on Operation Fast and Furious; Breitbart.com writers Joel Pollak and Ken Klukowski; Fox News Channel’s William LaJeunesse, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Megyn Kelly, Martha MacCallum, Bill Hemmer, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity; Sipsey Street Irregulars blogger Mike Vanderboegh; DirectorBlue blogger Doug Ross; National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy; and this reporter.

TheDC filed its FOIA request on Dec. 4, 2011 and the Department of Justice acknowledged receiving it a day later. The request, however, was not fulfilled until Aug. 30, 2012 — far outside the 20-business-day limit to fulfill a FOIA request under the law. TheDC was not given any notification of a time extension in the months this request sat before DOJ acted on it.

The DOJ’s own published guidelines for responding to FOIA requests state that ”nder the law, all federal agencies are required to respond to a FOIA request within 20 business days, unless there are ‘unusual circumstances.’” Those circumstances, the DOJ writes, include the need to collect records from field offices, a request involving a “voluminous” amount of records, and the need ”to consult with another federal agency or other Department of Justice components that have a substantial interest in the responsive information.”

Neither Media Matters’ spokeswoman nor Schmaler replied to TheDC’s requests for comment.

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« Reply #193 on: September 19, 2012, 05:18:42 PM »

Haha. Holder cleared.
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« Reply #194 on: October 01, 2012, 04:22:38 AM »

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« Reply #195 on: October 03, 2012, 08:46:23 PM »

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anybody with an afro is a thug to you
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« Reply #196 on: October 03, 2012, 08:48:23 PM »

anybody with an afro is a thug to you

Holder is a thug and a ghetto terrorist 
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« Reply #197 on: October 06, 2012, 08:54:52 AM »

Holder is a thug and a ghetto terrorist 
It surprises me that YOU don't get tired of yourself sometimes.

Damn, man.

Same old shit. Time after time after time.

Why don't you get something going for yourself?

Seriously, what is the point of your existence?

You're just sucking up resources of someone who could have a life with purpose.

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« Reply #198 on: October 06, 2012, 10:50:21 PM »

It surprises me that YOU don't get tired of yourself sometimes.

Damn, man.

Same old shit. Time after time after time.

Why don't you get something going for yourself?

Seriously, what is the point of your existence?

You're just sucking up resources of someone who could have a life with purpose.




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« Reply #199 on: October 07, 2012, 09:31:37 AM »

As much as I think that Barrack Hussein Obama is a disgrace as a president, he is at least (it appears anyway) beholden to the will of the people in some respects. Opinion polls matter, elections matter and no president wants to cement his legacy as a one termer when he is barely through his first two years in office.

However, the Obama administration appointees have been a comedy of criminals, radicals, buffoons and incompetent slobs that are as suited to positions of power as autistic gerbils.

Eric Holder is by far the worst of the bunch. Partially because of the prestige of his office, partially because he's a drama queen that loves posing for the camera and mostly because he is a hideously immature partisan hack that I wouldn't let scrub my toilet, let alone preside over the highest legal position that the government has to offer.

His latest disaster ( Count the many; trying to forcefeed the KSM trial to NYC, suing Arizona for enforcing federal immigration law, dismissing the case against the Black Panthers in the voter intimidation debacle for no good reason except for the defendants being black, having the terrorist who participated in butchering several hundred people at the American Embassy in Africa get acquitted on all but one count, calling Americans cowards on race, etc. etc.) involves one of the most ridiculous cases of pandering to the Arab Muslim Nazi's in this country that I have ever seen in my lifetime. A public school teacher decided to take a Hajj to Mecca in the middle of the school year for three weeks. The school said three weeks was too long. The woman decided to go to the EEOC who contacted Justice and now the brilliant Eric Holder is suing the school district on behalf of this camel turd for an ungodly amount of money. I'm posting the link from Huffington because even the douchebag libs who post there think this is a disgrace.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/14/berkeley-school-sued-by-u_n_796578.html




I agree they should all resign Obamas cabinet members are the worst in American History, a bunch of liers and thugs
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