Tag: United States Department of Justice

Would they need to do this if they where not trying to hide bad stuff?

As is to be expected, the usual propagandists in the LSM have chosen to ignore yet another devastating revelation of how corrupt the Obama Administration’s totally partisan DOJ has become. To those of us that suspected that the DOJ’s attempts to pretend that their scandalous and clearly politically motivated actions were anything but, these revelations are not news. From how the DOJ dismissed the blatant voter intimidation cases such as the one involving the Black Panthers, to the massive spinning about Fast & Furious, it was obvious that these were political.

The way the Black Panther case was dismissed, with a cavalier attitude and an attitude that pretended the people pointing out this was blatant voter discrimination were the racists, was an absolute shame. The message by the DOJ’s summary dismissal, frightening: racism can only come from honkeys, and voter intimidation only matters when the democrats can gain from it.

The way the DOJ tried to pretend that they had done the same as evil Boosh-Chimpy-McHitler’s administration, so nothing could possibly be remiss with the despicable Fast & Furious operation, didn’t fool anyone but the people that wanted to be fooled, and was even more shameful. Apply Occam’s razor to the Fast & Furious fiasco, and you quickly find out that the string of “mistakes” and “bad decisions” could not have been anything but a blatant series of moves intended to violate Mexican sovereignty with the objective to give the anti gun lobby some ammunition to undermine support for the second amendment they so despise, in order to counteract the losses handed to the tyrants that need a disarmed public by the courts. There is no other logical reason, not even pure ineptness, that would explain an operation that all but guaranteed weapons from the US would land in the hands of criminal gangs that would use them to kill people.

The left told us that crazy people where the ones that saw conspiracies, because nothing was remiss. Now we know better:

Abuse Of Power: The Justice Department has been caught colluding with left-wing media “watchdog” Media Matters to suppress critics who’ve embarrassed the Obama administration. What is this, Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela?

Based on a cache of internal Justice Department e-mails obtained by the Daily Caller, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder’s press staff has been collaborating all along with left-wing media “watchdog” Media Matters to smear any reporter asking uncomfortable questions, to discourage whistle-blowers, to discredit political watchdogs and to suppress damaging news about what’s going on in the Obama administration.

The Daily Caller found dozens of pages of e-mails between DOJ Public Affairs Director Tracy Schnakler and Media Matters staffers planning and discussing how to attack reporters who covered scandals such as the Black Panther voter suppression case, and the Fast and Furious scandal where DOJ sold thousands of guns to Mexico’s notorious crime cartels — the truth of which DOJ didn’t want to get out.

These weren’t just instances of over-sharing between political allies or a quest for access, such as the New York Times was caught doing when one of its reporters submitted an unpublished story to a CIA flack.

This was the Obama administration planning and directing operations from on high in a grotesque example of the state with all its powers using an off-the-books nuisance organization to harass its critics.

Look, if Team Obama’s blatantly biased DOJ are willing to go to this length to do damage control, it is for a reason: they need to control the narrative or people might find out they are up to no good. And they need to control the people that can undermine the narrative because the narrative is key in making sure the sheep don’t get the facts. Funny how the very same people that accused the Bush Administration’s DOJ of being political are now exposed as have taken actions that the Bush Administration’s DOJ could never have dreamed of getting away with. And yet, the LSM feels the only stories of worth these days are more of the same kind of narrative that tells the sheep Obama –good, Romney- bad. The facts be damned.

The top organization in charge of law enforcement in the US not only flaunts the law for political gain, but colludes with the most radical elements amongst the left’s propaganda machine to then cover up these despicable acts, but the big story in the DNC controlled LSM is evil Romney’s dislike of poor people! Yeah, no bias or fact and news manipulation there for sure, either. No wonder they have to skew polls participation so far to the left: they need to account for the big bounce the LSM gives the left. In the mean time our legal system only protects and serves those from the right party while that fact remains not news worthy…

The more we find out about Holder’s reign at the DOJ, the more it is obvious that these people think they are above the law and that the law is their personal weapon to deal with their opposition.

It gets better!

As if what I hat told you in this post about how the commies where doubling down on the very policies that caused the housing and lending crisis wasn’t enough, now I find out that our DOJ is taking a large chunk of that $335 million fine that government is punishing Bank of America with for not following along with their social engineering plans, and giving it to connected lefty organizations:

The untold story of the Obama Administration’s widely reported, $335 million discrimination settlement with Countrywide Financial Corporation is that, under a secret Justice Department program, a chunk of the money won’t go to the “victims” but rather leftist groups not connected to the lawsuit.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will determine which “qualified organizations” get leftover settlement cash and Democrat-tied groups like the scandal-plagued Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and the open-borders National Council of La Raza (NCLR) stand to get large sums based on the hastily arranged deal which got court approval in just a few days.

The damned mafia is less criminal in its endevours than these crooks. They have no shame. They of course expect the LSM not to report this either, or spin it to make them look good. Of course, the problem is with us dumb “Fox News” types for not figuring out this is all good stuff. You think this money will help these connected organizations like ACORN, or whatever they call themselves these days, buy or steal some votes for them? The end justifies the means, and the devil is in the details. By this point it should be obvious that we would get a fairer shake from scumbags like Putin than we do from these demcorats.

Ethical & transparent my ass…

As I pointed out when these scumbags where pretending they would be better than their predecessors, buyer beware. Never trust the leftard politicians to be either ethical or transparent, and expect them to be far, far worse, than anyone they demonize, practically always based on falsehoods, either. The gist:

A longtime internal policy that allowed Justice Department officials to deny the existence of sensitive information could become the law of the land — in effect a license to lie — if a newly proposed rule becomes federal regulation in the coming weeks.

The proposed rule directs federal law enforcement agencies, after personnel have determined that documents are too delicate to be released, to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests “as if the excluded records did not exist.”

Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, says the move appears to be in direct conflict with the administration’s promise to be more open.

“Despite all the talk of transparency, I can’t think of what’s less transparent than saying a document does not exist, when in fact, it does,” Sekulow told Fox News.

Justice Department officials say the practice has been in effect for decades, dating back to a 1987 memo from then-Attorney General Edwin Meese.

In that memo, and subsequent similar internal documents, Justice Department staffers were advised that they could reply to certain FOIA requests as if the documents had never been created. That policy never became part of the law — or even codified as a federal regulation — and it was recently challenged in court.

Sekulow must like irony/sarcasm. It is not like this pattern where these crooks talked about doing one thing – the “better” thing – then did exactly the opposite, and took whatever they had such an issue with before, when they were accusing someone else of being a crook, to new levels, isn’t happening across the board. How many more “promises” were not just broken, but resulted in far more of the behavior they promised to do away with, by these people?

Me, I question the timing of this law. As things are heating up in the “Fast & Furious” investigation, the DOJ, which is front and center in what now clearly appears as a coordinated operation, run on foreign soil, and directed from up on high – all the way to the WH – which funneled weapons in violation of numerous US laws into the hands of drug cartel executioners, with no possible way of tracking these weapons, but a guarantee they would kill many, is looking for cover.

I hazard that they are worried that the LSM ignoring the story isn’t enough, and that they need a way to block FOIA requests from the alternative media which isn’t beholden to them, leading to the public finding out the WH directed them to run this operation, in such a way as to “create the evidence” they needed to back up their accusation that it was lax US gun laws that armed the cartels and caused all the mayhem and murder, and are looking for a way to legally hide the criminal activity. Won’t do much to block a congressional investigation, but it will give them time to hide this till after they are done destroying the country. Lets hope the stink over this rule change torpedoes the whole thing.

Gunrunner update: another prediction comes true

Which one is that? Well, the one where I pointed out that such a complicated multi-agency operation could simply not happen without the top people at the DOJ driving it, and the DOJ would not drive it without the WH telling them to, and now we find out that Holder at a minimum was informed of this in briefings as this link shows:

WASHINGTON – New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress. On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” Yet internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.

Let’s establish a few things. First off, you don’t get briefed unless you have oversight over a project or ask to be briefed because you are the initiator of a project. Holder was clearly briefed, and more than once too, on these operations according to the CBS findings, and the LA Times backs that up. It’s now obvious that the DOJ was running the show here, coordinating between all these agencies to make sure nobody stepped on the toes of other agencies and blew the cover of what they where doing up, and unless Holder is a rogue, I expect to find out he took his marching orders from someone even higher on the food chain.

Also as they point out in the article, we now know for sure Holder, unless he now will also claims he is suffering from memory loss – and how selective a memory loss this would be – was not telling the truth when he told the Judiciary Committee that he the first time he heard about operation Fast & Furious or any of these unbelievable gun running schemes was a few weeks before he was called to testify. Playing word games, these are democrat lawyers we are talking about after all here, by claiming the briefing used a different name for this operation, won’t fly IMO, but I bet that’s the next thing to drop. The history of the DOJ trying to obfuscate their involvement is evident, and fools no one anymore. From the article we get confirmation of that:

Ever since, the Justice Department has publicly tried to distance itself. But the new documents leave no doubt that high level Justice officials knew guns were being “walked.”

Two Justice Department officials mulled it over in an email exchange Oct. 18, 2010. “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked but is a significant set of prosecutions,” says Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit James Trusty replies “I’m not sure how much grief we get for ‘guns walking.’ It may be more like, “Finally they’re going after people who sent guns down there.”

Maybe they might want to prosecute the people at the ATF that encouraged and helped buy these weapons, by paying cash for them, after telling the concerned dealers they where using to ignore the fact the guns would be lost when they crossed the border, for this? Or the FBI for covering up the evidence at the Terry crime scene? I have a feeling they will turn on the very dealers that told them this was a real bad idea only to be told to leave the worry up to the ATF, and then just so they can have show trials that distract from their involvement. Don’t think so. So what’s next?

The Justice Department told CBS News that the officials in those emails were talking about a different case started before Eric Holder became Attorney General. And tonight they tell CBS News, Holder misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details.

Ah! Blame Bush! Then play word games to try and wiggle out of what was clearly an attempt to lie to those investigating this. Issa is no fool. I hope that he lets this boondoggle drag on until next year, then right around April demand a special prosecutor and have this thing play out right during the elections. Exposing the role of the most ethical and transparent administration in an operation ran against a neighboring state to turn American public opinion against the second amendment, so big government collectivists could circumvent the defeats in the SCOTUS to their gun grabbing agenda, aught to play out well.

Sooner than later, Holder will go under the bus, but we will get more evidence the WH was behind this and I have no doubt that the trail will indubitably lead to Community Organizer in Chief. Now watch the same people that told me there was no way the DOJ and Holder had anything to do with this, let alone the WH, come on and tell me that even if it has borne out that Holder and the DOJ where involved, the WH is still clear. Proof or bust! Don’t worry. It’s coming, and then you will shift the goal posts yet again.

WH gets WaPo to write hit piece..

Well, now I am certain that the WH knew about the ATF gun running program that is now turning into a major liability for not just the Obamanites at the ATF & the DOJ, but seems to be pointing all the way to the WH. How you ask? Well, this WaPO hit piece, which I should mention was shopped to every MSM donkey mouth piece by the WH without anyone other than the WaPo biting – and that’s because this is a bullshit attempt to deflect that is too easy to take down – but only published by these two WaPo twerps. What’s the hit job you ask?

A chief Republican critic of a controversial U.S. anti-gun-trafficking operation was briefed on ATF’s “Fast and Furious” program last year and did not express any opposition, sources familiar with the classified briefing said Tuesday.

Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.), who has repeatedly called for top Justice Department officials to be held accountable for the now-defunct operation, was given highly specific information about it at an April 2010 briefing, the sources said. Members of his staff also attended the session, which Issa and two other Republican congressmen had requested.

This ludicrous claim that congress, and specifically Issa, the guy doing the heavy lifting to get us the truth about this scandalous thing, was briefed. That mind you, while the DOJ and everyone else in this administration, still pretends they never heard of the operation. But somehow congress was briefed? By who? Anyway, the sad fact is that the bullshit that this hit piece is trying to sell was already debunked by this WJS article last week:

“All of the things [Issa] has been screaming about, he was briefed on,’’ said one source familiar with the session. Frederick R. Hill, a spokesman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which Issa chairs, acknowledged on Tuesday that an ATF briefing on “weapons smuggling by criminal cartels” took place in April 2010 but declined to specify what Issa or his staff were told.

He accused “opponents” of the committee’s investigation of the gun-trafficking operation of “incredulously trying to assert that Obama administration political appointees at the Justice Department were ignorant — yet Congress was in the know on the details of Operation Fast and Furious.’’

“This irresponsible and false accusation is indicative of a Justice Department bereft of leadership and rattled by the revelations of its own misconduct,’’ Hill added.

They are getting desperate. Real desperate. I am starting to wonder what they promised Melson to throw himself under the bus. That or they have pictures of him with a little boy or dead girl. I also saw a awesome description of what this operation was all about going on here at Say Uncle:

Seen on facebook: Imagine the DEA telling pharmacists to illegally sell oxycontin to known drug dealers or they would be shut down. Then imagine the DEA using the fact that more oxycontin was on the street (and hundreds of overdose deaths) as a pretext for making it harder for patients to get prescribed narcotics. This is essentially what happened with the ATF and Project Gunwalker

Stay tuned people. This is going to go ugly for these people. They were up to no good, and they are scared now. This desperation is going to make them make mistakes. Then maybe we will get to the truth…