The Justice Department has previously been held in contempt by Congress and hit with increasingly tough court orders from a federal judge over its obstruction of efforts to secure evidence in the notorious Fast and Furious operation. Many have accused Attorney General Eric Holder of acting blatantly political in withholding documents to protect Democrats from backlash before the elections. As if to prove that view, the Justice Department waited until late on election eve to finally dump more than 64,000 pages of documents congressional lawmakers have been seeking for years. The timing was almost taunting in its impact. Guaranteeing that the content could not be viewed before people voted, the Obama Administration’s long obstruction resulted in this troubling image of a politically timed release. The Administration previously admitted that it would not discuss its plans for unilateral immigration action until after voters had gone home from the polls. Continue reading
“19,000 Swiss Bank Accounts fund Terrorism. Part of the reason behind Eric Holder’s immediate retirement.”
Discussion of the book SHELL GAME: A Military Whistleblowing Report to the U.S. Congress Exposing the Betrayal and Cover-Up by the U.S. Government of the Union Bank of Switzerland-Terrorist Threat Finance Connection to Booz Allen Hamilton and U.S. Central Command ~ 2LT Scott Bennett 11th Psychological Operations Battalion (retired)
Background: Scott Bennett is a U.S. Army Special Operations Officer (11th Psychological Operations Battalion, Civil Affairs-Psychological Operations Command), and a global psychological warfare-counterterrorism analyst, formerly with defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Continue reading
When the Obama Administration sent in a team to investigate civil rights violations in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, some of us expressed doubt over the basis for such a charge as well as the timing of the federal move into the case. Indeed, I was highly skeptical of how the case was charged and prosecuted. Now the Washington Post is reporting that, after two years of investigation, Justice officials do not believe that they have sufficient evidence to bring federal charges.
George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in a state trial in Sanford, Fla., last year. Various community and political leaders demanded that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. bring a federal civil rights case against him. The protests led to considerable pressure for the Obama Administration to act and the investigation by the Civil Rights Section helped quell some of the discontent over the verdict. However, the case remained weak for both a second-degree murder case as well as a civil rights charge. While many read racist motivations behind Zimmerman motives, Zimmerman succeeded in establishing that he was acting in self-defense.
The Administration has also taken the same quick response to the shooting in Ferguson, though that investigation is centering on the police department as a whole.
Source: Washington Post
SF Source JonathanTurley Oct 3 2014
Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dropped on Wednesday after some of Wall Street’s best known money managers lost a legal battle that would have forced the bailed-out Fannie and Freddie to share profits with private stock holders. On Tuesday, a US district Judge threw out a lawsuit brought by Fairholme Capital Management and Perry Capital that challenged the US government’s 2012 decision to sweep nearly all of Fannie and Freddie’s profits to the US Treasury, rather than collect set dividend payments. Erin weighs in.
Then, Erin is joined by Paul Craig Roberts – chairman of The Institute for Political Economy and former assistant secretary to the Treasury in the Reagan Administration – to talk about Attorney General Eric Holder and his policy toward big banks. Roberts sees nothing good in the incestuous relationship between Wall Street and its regulators. Continue reading
“To ravage and destroy nations. To plunder their resources for profit. To exploit their people. To do so on the pretext of national security. To commit the highest of high crimes with impunity. Holder’s OK was automatic. Rubber-stamp.” – S Lendman
He’s leaving. His nightmarish reign ends. He won’t be missed. He’ll be remembered as one of America’s most lawless attorneys general.
He waged war on fundamental civil liberties. Francis Boyle called him “a total disaster for the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Human Rights and the Rule of Law.”
He expects his successor to be worse. Rogue states operate this way. Obama presides over a homeland police state apparatus.
He governs lawlessly. Expect another partner in crime to be nominated. Expect no letup in core rule of law principles violations.
Or war wagrd on fundamental freedoms. They’re disappearing in plain sight. They’re targeted for elimination altogether. Perhaps they’ll die before Obama’s tenure ends.
Maybe his new attorney general will get marching orders to eliminate remaining ones. Perhaps tyranny is one presidential diktat away. Continue reading
“The sad truth is that Holder could have been truly great — not simply as the first black attorney general but as a man of principle who stood with the law over politics and friendship.” – J Turley
Below is my column on the resignation of Eric Holder as United States Attorney General. For civil libertarians, Holder’s tenure as Attorney General under President Obama has been one of the most damaging periods in our history with a comprehensive attack on various constitutional rights and principles from free speech to the free press to international law. In recent polling by NBC and the Wall Street Journal, Holder was the second most unpopular government official after the positively radioactive Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
As someone who previously called for Holder’s firing after the investigation of various journalists under national security powers, I am hardly one who can offer congratulatory sentiments for such a record. However, much like President Obama, one has to wonder what could have been if Holder had chosen a more principled and less political approach to his office. Holder is resigning the same week that a federal judge ordered the release of “Fast and Furious” documents after the Justice Department was accused of a pattern of delay and obstruction. Holder was previously held in contempt by Congress for his withholding documents and conflicting accounts to an oversight committee looking into the scandal. Indeed, Holder was looking at an even more aggressive period with the possible loss of the Senate and increased GOP seats in the House. Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will announce his resignation at the White House on Thursday, Justice Department and White House officials said.
The officials, speaking on background, said Holder will formally announce his plans to leave his post in the Obama administration but will stay on as the nation’s top lawyer until his successor is confirmed.
In a statement, the White House said President Barack Obama would make a personnel announcement at 4:30 p.m. (2030 GMT).
Holder, 63, was the nation’s first black attorney general and has made civil rights a cornerstone of his time in office.
His resignation follows a series of tumultuous events affecting the department, including recent uproar in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed teenager. Under his tenure he also has grappled with other controversies, including the trial of those linked the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as well as the handling of guns at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
SF Source YahooNews Sept 25 2014
“Eric Holder’s “racial animus” is a desperate and pathetic attempt to pass off record low approval ratings.” S Watson
According to a new Rasmussen Poll, a sizeable majority of Americans do not believe that opposition to Obama’s key policies stems from racism, as both the President and the Attorney General have repeatedly suggested.
The survey found that 61% of likely U.S. voters think people who oppose the president’s policies do so primarily because they believe his policies are just plain bad, not because they are racist.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s likely response will be that this poll is also somehow racist. Holder has consistently suggested that criticism of Obama’s policies is driven purely by racism.
Holder’s latest outburst came this past weekend on ABC News, as he charged that he and the President have been targets of “a racial animus” by political opponents. Continue reading
The stock market has hit all time new highs, meanwhile institutional investors are dumping stocks while the everyday person is investing. During the 2008 crash construction jobs were lost and never regained. Loan rates will be increasing which will effect 800,000 homeowners.
70% of the Border Patrol guards have been reassigned and are not guarding the borders. Israel continues to bomb Gaza. They are warning the people to leave their homes which indicates the agenda is destroying Gaza so the people cannot live there. There is oil and gas off the coast of Gaza and with the people living there Israel has no access to it. Israel is now using propaganda to include Iran in funding Hamas. Eric Holder has now indicated Sryia, Yemin with the Islamic State in creating the stealth bombs. Be prepared for a false flag.