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« Reply #200 on: October 07, 2012, 10:38:35 AM »

unreal that issa hasn't been able to boot him from office.
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« Reply #201 on: November 13, 2012, 01:17:55 PM »

Eric Holder to Stay as Attorney General
 Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:12:50 PM by jazusamo

Attorney General Eric Holder apparently has enough " gas left in the tank

 ." He's staying in his position as the head of the Department of Justice for Obama's second term.


President Obama is holding on to Eric Holder as the nation’s top law-enforcement official, The Post has learned.

The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term, and Holder has agreed despite enduring a firestorm of criticism from Republican lawmakers.

“I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him [Holder] to stay, but the important guy does, and that’s all that matters,” said one person briefed on the matter.

Under President Obama, getting hundreds of Mexicans killed in addition to American federal agents, not only doesn't get you fired, but gets you a second gig. Holder staying isn't surprising because after all, Obama needs him to carry out a highly progressive agenda by manipulating the law under the guise of false "justice."
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« Reply #202 on: April 15, 2013, 06:11:18 AM »

http://www.lifesitenews.com/blog/breaking-eric-holders-wife-co-owns-abortion-clinic-building-run-by-indicted



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« Reply #203 on: May 14, 2013, 02:35:17 PM »

Former Attorneys General say Justice Department's AP operation highly unusual
 FoxNews.com ^ | 5/14/2013

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:50:33 PM by RoosterRedux

The Justice Department is obligated to investigate leaks that could endanger national security, but the secret seizure of Associated Press telephone records – called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" by the news organization – is unusual, according to two former attorneys general.

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Mark Corallo, chief spokesman for another Bush attorney general, John Ashcroft, called the secret probe "unprecedented."

"The normal course of business is very narrow and very tailored to a particular individual’s phone records," said Corallo, who served for three years as director of public affairs under Ashcroft. "The idea that they would do two months – grab everything – in several bureaus is truly stunning and disgraceful."

Press organizations also lashed out at the DOJ, claiming their investigation constitutes a gross abuse of the First Amendment.

"I don’t think there’s any justifiable situation, ever, for a subpoena this broad without contacting the organization first," said Gregg Leslie, legal defense director of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Leslie said Nixon-era guidelines for the Attorney General’s Office speak directly to subpoenaing phone records of news organizations. He called them a "well-established body of law."

"You have to try to first negotiate" with the news organization, Leslie said.

Rules published by the Justice Department require that subpoenas of records of news organizations must be personally approved by the attorney general, but it was not known if that happened in this case. The letter notifying AP that its phone records had been obtained through subpoenas was sent Friday by Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney in Washington.


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« Reply #204 on: May 15, 2013, 12:06:23 PM »

Attorney General Berates GOP Congressman: Your Conduct Is 'Unacceptable And Shameful'
 


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Sparks flew at Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing, when Attorney General Eric Holder fought back against longtime foe Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).
 
"No I will not stop talking!" Holder yelled at Issa, when the Republican interrupted him during questioning over Congress' lack of access to emails by President Barack Obama's Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.
 
"The way you conduct yourself as a member of Congress is unacceptable and shameful!"
 
The exchange exposed underlying tensions between Holder and Issa, who led the charge against the Attorney General last year over the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-running scandal. Republicans in Congress voted to hold Holder in contempt over that issue, and clearly there is still  lingering bad blood.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/holder-issa-conduct-unacceptable-shameful-2013-5#ixzz2TOEBvBxc

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« Reply #205 on: May 15, 2013, 12:12:06 PM »

The Attorney General's Willful Ignorance Of The AP Phone Records Seizure Just Seems Ridiculous
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Attorney General Eric Holder is testifying in front of Congress today.

Not surprisingly, he is being asked about the Justice Department's obtaining Associated Press phone records without telling the Associated Press in advance.
 
As I described earlier, this seizure of the records may well have been legal and justifiable.
 
Under current law, the DOJ has the right to demand media phone records when the DOJ can't obtain the desired information through other reasonable means. The DOJ even has the right to do this without telling the media organization in advance--if it thinks telling the media organization will threaten the integrity investigation.
 
If those two conditions were met in this case, the DOJ has nothing to worry about. But Americans certainly have every right to ask whether those two conditions were met. (And, then, to wonder whether giving the DOJ these rights is really in the country's best interests).
 
But Attorney General Eric Holder is saying that those conditions were met.
 
He's saying he doesn't know anything about the AP case, because he recused himself from it.
 
That just seems ridiculous.
 
It's not ridiculous that Eric Holder recused himself from the case. If he felt he needed to recuse himself, he should have recused himself.
 
What seems ridiculous is that he's using his recusal as an excuse to say he knows nothing about the case.
 
Eric Holder runs the Justice Department. He can be recused from a case and yet still make inquiries about it to understand the decisions that were made in investigating it so he can explain these decisions to Congress.
 
Even if he's not involved in a decision in his organization, that doesn't stop him from being able to ask questions about it for the purpose of relaying this information to investigators.


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« Reply #206 on: May 15, 2013, 12:13:57 PM »

Obama doesn't know anything about this because the AG is independent.  The AG doesn't know anything about this because his deputy handled it.  What will the deputy say?   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #207 on: May 15, 2013, 12:16:22 PM »

Obama doesn't know anything about this because the AG is independent.  The AG doesn't know anything about this because his deputy handled it.  What will the deputy say?   Roll Eyes

Same MO as Fast n Furious
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« Reply #208 on: May 20, 2013, 10:25:27 AM »


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/20/DOJ-Inspector-General-confirms-US-Attorney-DOJ-headquarters-leaked-documents-to-smear-Fast-and-Furious-whistleblower



The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson.
 
The DOJ IG said it found “Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.”

“We are referring to OPR our finding that Burke violated Department policy in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to a member of the media for a determination of whether Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state bars in which Burke is a member,” the IG wrote.
 
Burke resigned from his post as U.S. Attorney over the incident in August 2011, the first major Department of Justice official to leave his or her post in the Fast and Furious scandal. He said after the fact, in interviews with congressional investigators, that he now views leaking the document as a “mistake.”
 
In addition to Burke’s involvement in leaking the document, emails the IG uncovered show senior officials at the Department of Justice discussed smearing Dodson.
 
One of those was Tracy Schmaler, the Director of the Department’s Office of Public Affairs, who resigned her position at the DOJ after emails uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request showed that she worked with leftwing advocacy group Media Matters for America to smear whistleblowers and members of Congress and the media who sought to investigate DOJ scandals under Attorney General Eric Holder.
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« Reply #209 on: May 22, 2013, 05:41:10 AM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkG2EfshIn0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkG2EfshIn0</a>
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« Reply #210 on: May 23, 2013, 04:18:09 PM »

Lead story on huffingtonpost.   Shocked

"TIME TO GO: HOLDER OK'D PRESS PROBE"

Eric Holder Signed Off On Search Warrant For James Rosen Emails: NBC News
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The Huffington Post  |  By Jack Mirkinson Posted: 05/23/2013 5:42 pm EDT  |  Updated: 05/23/2013 6:56 pm EDT

Attorney General Eric Holder personally signed off on the warrant that allowed the Justice Department to search Fox News reporter James Rosen's personal email, NBC News' Michael Isikoff reported Thursday.

The report places Holder at the center one of the most controversial clashes between the press and the government in recent memory. The warrant he approved named Rosen as a "co-conspirator" in a leak investigation, causing many to warn that the Justice Department was potentially criminalizing journalism. The warrant also approved the tracking of Rosen's movements in and out of the State Department, as well as his communications with his source, Stephen Kim.

The Justice Department later said that it did not intend to press any charges against Rosen.

The attorney general is usually required to approve requests to search journalists' materials, but that rule does not extend to email records.

(Holder recused himself from the investigation into the Associated Press, meaning that he absolved himself of that responsibility.) Holder has previously said that he was not sure how many times he had authorized the search of journalists' records.

The revelation came hours after President Obama said in a speech that he was concerned about the potential implications of the Fox News and AP investigations. Obama said that Holder would be reviewing the department's rules for investigations that involve reporters.

Fox News chief Roger Ailes responded to the Justice Department's investigation on Thursday, sending a staff memo condemning the Obama administration's choices.

"We reject the government’s efforts to criminalize the pursuit of investigative journalism and falsely characterize a Fox News reporter to a Federal judge as a “co-conspirator” in a crime," Ailes wrote. "I know how concerned you are because so many of you have asked me: why should the government make me afraid to use a work phone or email account to gather news or even call a friend or family member? Well, they shouldn’t have done it."

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« Reply #211 on: May 23, 2013, 04:21:30 PM »

The timing places this right in Obama's lap.  Remember when he tried to censor Fox News?  That happened in late 2009.

The Obama war against Fox News: Risky business?
October 19, 2009 |  9:50 am   

The Obama White House is making no secret of its distaste for Fox News.

In a round of Sunday talk show appearances, the administration escalated its war against the network that likes to call itself "fair and balanced" but that happens to feature quite a few conservative voices.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said on CNN that Fox News isn't even a news organization.

And White House political guru David Axelrod, who had coffee a few weeks ago in New York with Fox News founder Roger Ailes, told ABC that Fox News is "really not news. ... Other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way. We're not going to treat them that way."

But some are wondering if this is smart politics. Given that Fox News boasts a far larger audience than cable competitors CNN and MSNBC, and given that most elections are decided by independents who might occasionally watch FNC, the strategy could backfire.

“It's a very risky strategy,” perennial presidential advisor David Gergen said recently on CNN. “It's not one I would advocate.”

For its part, the administration seems content to keep the battle going, even though the wars have already claimed a few victims. Glenn Beck pounded the lectern relentlessly about green jobs czar Van Jones for signing a petition suggesting government conspiracy in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Jones resigned.

Now Beck has turned his furor on White House communications director Anita Dunn for saying that China's Mao Tse-tung was one of her favorite philosophers. Firing back, Dunn said she picked up the line from renowned Republican strategist Lee Atwater and that it was meant as irony.

"The use of the phrase 'favorite political philosophers' was intended as irony, but clearly the effort fell flat -- at least with a certain Fox commentator whose sense of irony may be missing," she said. Keeping up the White House attack, Dunn also charged that Fox serves as "the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party."

Now Beck is charging that the White House attack is akin to media genocide, like going after the Jews during the Holocaust.


I dunno, don't these folks have something better to do?

-- Johanna Neuman

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/10/the-obama-war-against-fox-news-smart-politics-or-risky-business.html
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« Reply #212 on: May 23, 2013, 06:37:19 PM »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/23/eric-holder-fox-news-james-rosen-warrant_n_3328663.html


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« Reply #213 on: May 24, 2013, 10:26:23 AM »



Bombshell: Eric Holder Lied to Congress Under Oath





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May 24, 2013 - 8:58 am


During friendly questioning from Rep. Hank “I fear that Guam will capsize!” Johnson in Congress last week, Attorney General Eric Holder offered the following statement.
 

In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.

 


He made that statement before the facts about the sweep on Fox News’ James Rosen were known. Since then, it’s come to light that Holder himself approved the subpoena that, among other things, named Rosen as a criminal co-conspirator.
 
So, Eric Holder lied under oath before a congressional hearing.
 
In addition to that, he may have intentionally misled a judge in the request of Rosen’s phone records according to Jennifer Rubin.
 

[T]he affidavit (paragraph 45) asserts that DOJ exhausted all means available to get the material from Rosen’s e-mails and phone, and “because of [Rosen's] own potential criminal liability in this matter,” asking for the documents voluntarily would compromise the integrity of the investigation. Moreover, the affidavit asserts that the “targets” of the investigation (including Rosen) were a risk to “mask their identity and activity, flee or otherwise obstruct this investigation.” It is highly questionable whether Holder believed any of that to be true. (Really, he imagined a Fox News reporter would flee the country? He thought Rosen would don a disguise?) Was the affidavit a sort of ruse to get Rosen’s records (or later to pressure his cooperation)? Did Holder intentionally mislead a judge when he signed off on the affidavit? That is worth exploring.
 
President Obama put himself on the record regarding the DOJ’s actions against journalists Thursday, declaring himself sufficiently “troubled” to order Holder to look into the matter. Eric Holder will be investigating Eric Holder to determine if Eric Holder lied under oath and misrepresented facts before a federal judge.
 
That won’t do.
 
Eric Holder must resign, and he must face investigation and probable prosecution.
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« Reply #214 on: August 05, 2013, 08:40:17 PM »

http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/05/taxpayers-spent-more-than-4-million-on-holders-travel-costs


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