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Bachmann then clarifies points she says “may be have been misunderstood or misrepresented.” With respect to Huma Abedin, she notes that she never accused Abedin of being a collaborator, but wonders “exactly how, given what we know from the international media about Ms. Abedin’s documented family connections with the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, she was able to avoid being disqualified for a security clearance.” Bachmann moves on to the Holy Land Foundation for Relief trials, which she pointed out was “the largest terrorist finance trial in history — that specifically identified these U.S.-based Muslim Brotherhood front organizations and their commitment to a published agenda to ‘destroying Western Civilization from within.’” She reminds Ellison that foundation members were convicted of funneling money to the terrorist group Hamas, and that both the Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR) and ISNA were named “unindicted co-conspirators” in the case.
Further addressing each and every one of Ellson’s concerns individually, Bachmann goes on to explain that “attempts to obtain from the Department of Justice and the FBI all of the case evidence submitted in the Holy Land foundation case and provided to the defense in disclosure have been fruitless.” She goes on to reveal that since she and her colleagues sent their letters to the Inspectors General, “other shocking incidents have occurred.” These include the State Department violating anti-terror laws and giving a visa to Hani Nour Eldin, a newly elected member of the Egyptian parliament — who is also a member of a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. Hani, like Egyptian president Morsi, who himself is scheduled for a White House visit in September, petitioned for the release of terror mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman. Abdel-Rahman is serving a life sentence for his part in the World Trade Center bombing in 1993.
Bachmann also reveals that “despite statements backed up by considerable evidence in court raising concerns about many of the Muslim Brotherhood front groups,” various departments in the Obama administration continue to engage in “outreach” programs with these same organizations “as if the evidence…doesn’t exist.” Lastly, she reveals that, despite the FBI officially cutting ties with CAIR after the Holy Land trial, “the White House Director for Community Partnerships admitted that this administration has had ‘hundreds’ of meeting with CAIR” and that the White House “has worked to conceal these ties (in one case, with ISNA and MPAC).”
She then reminds Ellison of something that apparently eludes both he and several members of the Obama administration. “As members of Congress we are charged to see and hold accountable all government agencies–a charge given to us by the Constitution on behalf of the people of the United States. To do anything less is to subvert the oaths we took as members to protect the Constitution. For us to fail to demand action on the part of the Inspectors General is to fail to uphold the oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States.”
Americans familiar with the machinations of this administration and its media apparatchiks know where this is going, at least initially. Already an article in the Huffington Post by Arab American Institute president James Zogby describes Bachmann as doing her “best imitation of the late Senator Joseph McCarthy.” Zogby then praised Ellison for “his leadership this week when he directly challenged the sensation-seeking, Islamophobic Representative Michele Bachmann.”
Undoubtedly there will be others in both the media and the administration who will try to discredit Bachmann and her colleagues even as they deliberately ignore the evidence of her allegations. Add a thoroughly corrupted DOJ to the mix and the immediate future is clear: any genuine investigation will be stonewalled, even as Bachmann and her colleagues will be dismissed as bigots and conspiracy theorists. In other words, it’s business as usual for a see-no-Islamist-evil administration and its legions of useful idiot defenders.
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