Eric Holder: The Culture of Corruption Enforcer

Arnold Ahlert is a former NY Post op-ed columnist currently contributing to JewishWorldReview.com, HumanEvents.com and CanadaFreePress.com. He may be reached at atahlert@comcast.net.


Eric Holder[To order the Freedom Center’s pamphlet “Ten Reasons to Impeach Eric Holder,” written by Department of Justice whistleblower J. Christian Adams, click here.]

Just as the Obama administration’s IRS-targeting scandal has started to metastasize, a new controversy has erupted over the government’s monitoring of one of the nation’s largest press bureaus. Using a series of broad subpoenas, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) secretly obtained two months of telephone records belonging to reporters and editors working for the Associated Press (AP). A letter notifying the AP to that effect was sent last Friday by Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney in Washington. AP’s president and chief executive, Gary B. Pruitt, characterized the DOJ’s actions as a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into news gathering activities. Much more than that, it is a testament to the compromised state of today’s Justice Department, which has been deeply corrupted by its leader, Attorney General Eric Holder.

The records taken by the DOJ included more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to the AP and its journalists, including cellular, office and home telephone records of individual reporters and an editor, as well as general AP office numbers in New York, Washington, DC and Hartford, CN. Records for the main AP number in the House of Representatives press gallery were also seized. It remains unknown how many journalists used the phone lines, and unclear if the records included incoming calls. The records were for calls made in April and May of 2012.

At a press conference yesterday, Holder attempted to defuse the furor surrounding this apparent scandal. But right off the bat, it became apparent that stonewalling was the order of the day. Despite a DOJ guideline requiring him to personally approve a subpoena of news organization records, Holder told reporters that he had recused himself from the investigation, and that Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole, who led the investigation, had issued it. Thus, when reporters began asking specific questions about the seizure of AP phone records, Holder pleaded ignorance. “I frankly don’t have knowledge of those facts,” he contended. Yet even as he dodged specific questions about the investigation, it remains clear that Holder was well aware of what was occurring. Furthermore, he had the power to call off this unwarranted intrusion into the AP’s entire operation if he so desired. That he didn’t speaks volumes.

The DOJ refused to say why it sought the information. But administration officials are on the record regarding an investigation into the leaking of classified materials published by the AP on May 7, 2012. That story disclosed an al Qaeda plot to place a second underwear bomber on an airplane. In addition, CIA director John Brennan testified in February that the FBI questioned him about whether he was the AP’s source for the story. Brennan denied the allegation, and characterized the release of information to the media about the terror plot as an “unauthorized and dangerous disclosure of classified information.”

Not surprisingly, the five reporters and an editor who were assigned to that particular AP story were among those who had their phone records seized.

In a letter sent to Holder, Pruitt contended the DOJ had sought far more information than could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded that the government return all phone records and destroy any copies of them. “There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters,” Pruitt wrote. “These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know.”

AP reporters are equally upset. “People are pretty mad–mad that government has not taken what we do seriously,” one reporter told Politico yesterday. “When the news broke yesterday … people were outraged and disgusted. No one was yelling and screaming, but it was like, ‘Are you kidding me!?’” Another reporter noted the consequences that could attend these revelations. “We all know that confidential sourcing is the lifeblood of what we do, and people can’t come to us if they think they’re going to be compromised,” the reporter said. “It’s hard enough getting sources, now we’re afraid this is going to have a chilling effect.”

There is ample reason to believe that this chilling effect is intentional. In addition to the DOJ guidelines that require the subpoena of news organization records to be personally approved by the Attorney General, other guidelines reveal that a subpoena can only be considered after “all reasonable attempts” have been made to get the same information from other sources. The subpoena must also be “as narrowly drawn as possible” and “be directed at relevant information regarding a limited subject matter and should cover a reasonably limited time period.” The DOJ explicitly acknowledges these constraints are required in order to avoid actions that “might impair the news gathering function,” because the government understands that “freedom of the press can be no broader than the freedom of reporters to investigate and report the news.” However, the DOJ has opted to ignore all of these guidelines, and it is almost impossible to believe that this could have occurred without Holder’s knowledge or approval. It is unknown who even signed off on the subpoenas. In the process, the Holder DOJ has sent a powerful message that it has no reservations about being overbearing with inconvenient members of the press.

Furthermore, normally a news organization is notified in advance if the government wants phone records, after which negotiations ensue. Yet as the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia explained in a statement released Monday, the DOJ asserts it is not required to notify a media organization in advance of issuing such subpoenas if doing so “would pose a substantial threat to the integrity of the investigation.” Yet as of now, no one has illuminated the details of the how the investigation could have been compromised. Nor are details forthcoming regarding the “reasonable effort” made to obtain the information “through alternative means.”

Records have been seized from media organizations before, but the size and the scope of this seizure may be unprecedented. “I’ve never heard of a dragnet collection effort against a media organization like this,” said Stephen Aftergood, who tracks secrecy issues for the Federation of American Scientists. “This was not a targeted monitoring of an individual reporter. It’s a sweeping collection of an entire bureau’s communications.” Lucy A. Dalglish, dean of the journalism school at the University of Maryland concurred. “Unfortunately, the Justice Department does this now and again,” she explained. “What’s very unusual is the scope of the subpoenas.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) was also troubled by the possibility that the government had not justified the need for a secret subpoena. “The burden is always on the government when they go after private information–especially information regarding the press or its confidential sources,” he said. “I am concerned that the government may not have met that burden.”

There was no shortage of DOJ critics in government and media either. “It’s chilling, and they owe us an explanation,” said NBC News Political Director and White House correspondent Chuck Todd. “This is intimidation and that’s what it feels and looks like and unless they have a different explanation, there is no other conclusion to draw than a way to intimidate whistleblowers.” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) framed the issue within the context of the Constitution. “The Fourth Amendment is not just a protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, it is a fundamental protection for the First Amendment and all other Constitutional rights,” he said. “It sets a high bar–a warrant–for the government to take actions that could chill exercise of any of those rights. We must guard it with all the vigor that we guard other constitutional protections.”

NBC reporter Carl Bernstein, of Watergate fame, was apoplectic. “It is outrageous, totally inexcusable,” he fumed. “This administration has been terrible on this subject from the beginning. The object of it is to intimidate people who talk to reporters. This was an accident waiting to become a nuclear event and now it’s happened. There’s no excuse for it whatsoever. There’s no reason for this investigation, especially on this scale.”

In what has become a recurring theme for the White House regarding several burgeoning scandals afflicting the administration, White House press Secretary Jay Carney insisted the president was unaware of the investigation. “Other than press reports, we have no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP,” said Carney. “We are not involved in decisions made in connection with criminal investigations, as those matters are handled independently by the Justice Department. Any questions about an ongoing criminal investigation should be directed to the Department of Justice.”

In other words, regarding an investigation that threatens to undermine some of the most cherished freedoms enshrined in our Constitution, the two highest law enforcement officials in the nation are insisting they were out of the loop.

So far, Holder’s claims of “recusal” from the situation have not satisfied his critics. Once again, as he did last February when Holder was embroiled in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal — which earned the AG a contempt of Congress citation — Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus called for Holder’s resignation, because he has “trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution.”

It is just standard operating procedure at Eric Holder’s DOJ. “Ten Reasons to Impeach Eric Holder,” written by former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams and published by FrontPage, offers a devastating compendium of Holder’s contempt for the Constitution and the rule of law and exposes much more of the story. Going into great detail about Holder’s various acts of malfeasance over the course of 31 pages, Adams bluntly explains that Holder is a “threat to American liberty and security.” “The havoc he has created goes far beyond corruption on any single issue,” writes Adams. “The damage he has done crosses all components of the Department of Justice, and has trickled down to infect the systems of law and legal jurisprudence throughout the country.”

This infection will only be eradicated by the removal of Eric Holder from his post. With the press now taking notice and uncharacteristically fuming over this latest affair, perhaps the beginning of the end has set in for the Attorney General at last.

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  • κατεργάζομαι

    Vee have vays.

    – The East German St-asi was founded on 8 February 1950. Obama & Holder are chillingly similar.

    The Ministry for State Security also included the following entities:

    Main Administration for Struggle Against Suspicious Persons was charged with the surveillance of foreigners — particularly from the West — legally traveling or residing within the country. This included the diplomatic community, tourists, and official guests.

    Division of Garbage Analysis: was responsible for analyzing garbage for any suspect western foods and/or materials.

    Administration 12 was responsible for the surveillance of mail and telephone communications.

    Administration 2000 operated a secret, unofficial network of informants.

    Penal System: to facilitate its mission of enforcing the political security of East Germany, the St-si operated its own penal system, distinct from that of the Ministry of the Interior. This system comprised prison camps for political, as opposed to criminal, offenders. . ~ wiki

    • mlcblog

      Wow! Thank you.

      • κατεργάζομαι

        Sie sind willkommen.….I meant to say, You are Velcome, mein Freund. :))

  • κατεργάζομαι

    Throughout his life, Barack Obama has selected his mentors from the ranks of those who despise the United States. His administration, unelected czars, and particularly AG Eric Hold-himself, is cast from his same philosophical Anti-American post-modernist mold.

    Obama's ever-growing catalogue of prevarications — calculated to deceive and misdirect, seem to flow so effortlessly from his and Holder's being, that one wonders if either Barack Obama, OR, Eric Holder knows the difference between truth and the craven falsehood: without which it could be said that they bare the marks of a personality disorder.

    Unfortunately, it is the fiber of a Constitutional Republic that is being dis-ordered and destroyed by two Cloward–Piven strategists. – -

    Q: – IS IT coincidental that both Alinsky and Piven received their PhDs from the U. of Chicago?

    Oh! And BTW, Where was Barack Obama during those seven Benghazi hours?

  • pierce

    Eric Holder is an Attorney General I just plain do not trust. He is very apolitical, and definitely not objective, but then few people in the Obama Cabinet seem to be objective.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      When he had the conviction of the new black panther guys reversed, I understood the reign of terror he was going to impose. The media tries to pretend each new revelation is the beginning of this debate.

      This incompetence, or hostility to the culture has gone back to day one.

  • davarino

    Holder will say "I dont see what the problem is, this is the way they do it in China and other countries". Oh, by the way, watch out for those Black Panther thugs. They will be out there doing a little community outreach, at the behest of Mr. Holder. Some times you got to break some heads to make people right.

    Silly kids, and you thought it was the right that were fascists

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      The fascists have always been the left, or the statists.

      The right want moral people to make the right choices based on individual responsibility, not legislated mandates like fascists use.

      • slider 96

        Moral ? Right Choices ? By who? The Right ? You mean sanctimonious, self righteous, hypocrites .

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          No, I mean exactly what I said.

          Did you mean to sound like you are the arbitor but I'm not allowed that choice?
          So much for equality I guess.

          • kasandra

            You forget that those on the left live by the narrative that they are smarter and more caring and moral people than those on the right, objective reality to the contrary notwithstanding. That's why they think they ought to be running everyone elses lives and be the arbitor in all things. Just to throw this in, I have to say that I find it hysterical that the press, which has enabled this administration in its dishonesty and lawlessness since day one by either not reporting on, or minimizing, its transgressions, has now been bitten in the butt by it. It built up this sense of invincibility to examination and criticism that gave the regime all the encouragement it needed to go too far, even to the extent of attacking its slavish press corps. As Nelson Muntz might say, "Ha, ha."

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "You forget that those on the left live by the narrative that they are smarter and more caring and moral people than those on the right, objective reality to the contrary notwithstanding. "

            Everything in their world is reversed morally. This is not by accident. It's rooted in the theory that the Bible is used for fraudulent manipulation of society.

            More-ons like slider probably don't coherently understand where their ideology comes from but the radical anti-Biblical ideologies go back to the 19th century when atheists started using Darwinism as a weapon.

            According to this atheistic philosophy, anyone in disagreement with them is an immoral liar and stupid. Ironic, isn't it?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Moral ? Right Choices ? By who? The Right ? You mean sanctimonious, self righteous, hypocrites ."

          You can't even define half the words you used.

      • patriothere

        Wrong again. The fascists have always been the right. The communists have always been the left.

        The nazis were on the right.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          No, nazis were socialists. That's to the left.

          Did the handlers make you post that?

          6 minutes ago @ Breitbart.com – Protests to greet Ahma… · 1 reply · 0 points
          I'm like jesus, I'm gonna chase you money changers out of the temple and out of town and of course out of this forum. Me and ohsoquiet and a few other REAL AMERICANS who are being PAID to be here like you Israeli PR men. I'm here to chase you filth out.

          • patriothere

            No, the nazis were fascists and associated with the right on account of their views on militarism and race.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            NAZI isn't a word, it's abbreviations for intials.

            National socialist party (in German)

            You're not getting good handlers to give you talking points, are you?

          • patriothere

            The Nazis are associated with the right. Their views on race and militarism makes them more to the right than the left. They also protected private property.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            NAZI are associated with socialism.

            The party ran all aspects of the economy and tolerated no opposition.
            That's 'statist' in approach. Not conservative thinking on personal responsibility.

          • patriothere

            No they are not.

            A majority of scholars identify Nazism in practice as a form of far-right politics.[19] Far-right themes in Nazism include the argument that superior people have a right to dominate over other people and purge society of supposed inferior elements

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Yes, they are.
            Socialism is exactly what you just laid out. It's dressed nicely but statism is what it is.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Yes they are.
            NAZI stood for nationalist socialists for a reason.

          • patriothere

            A majority of scholars identify Nazism in practice as a form of far-right politics.[19] Far-right themes in Nazism include the argument that superior people have a right to dominate over other people and purge society of supposed inferior elements.[9]

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You have to define 'far right' as statist if you use the European model for it.

            That's not the same as constitutionally minded 'right'.

          • patriothere

            Also, you're wrong again because the Nazis allowed people to own private property because they believed private property to be an economic engine.

            Hitler believed that private ownership was useful in that it encouraged creative competition and technical innovation

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Did they? Tell that to the Jews.

          • patriothere

            That was part of their far right politics. They believed jews to be lower than Aryans so they were not allowed to have the same rights as Aryans.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Their definition of right and the American definition are two different things. And nazi's were socialists.

          • patriothere

            Who? Scholars who have study the nazis for a living? You're not a scholar. You're a troll.

            A majority of scholars identify Nazism in practice as a form of far-right politics.[19] Far-right themes in Nazism include the argument that superior people have a right to dominate over other people and purge society of supposed inferior elements.[9]

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            as a paid hack troll, a rented mouth you get to repeat a lot of false arguments this seems to be one of them.

            For an iranian loyal view that might make sense. But the right in my country want limited government, not fascist powerful government. You're just not alert to the US version of the term.

          • Lan Astaslem

            still upset your side lost hans? or is your name mohamed – either way, you're a troll

          • Lan Astaslem

            message above for the thing that calls itself 'patriot'

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            He's just a 'rented mouth' a paid hack troll.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "That was part of their far right politics."

            The moon is made of cheese.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Did they? Tell that to the Jews."

            He's being deceptive or stupid. Selected people owned property as long as they complied with the party will. That's not property rights as we define it in the West. Their name was on the title in some cases but they didn't have the rights to pursue individual goals.

            In effect, they had no property rights as we understand them unless the Nazis ignored things considered trivial. You had a right to own your pocket comb and do what you want. If you "owned" an important business, it was contingent upon keeping them happy and meeting their party goals, not the goals of the individual "owner." They often got profit sharing.

            There are distinctions to be made between Soviet or international communism and Nazism for sure, but it's a false dichotomy to place them on the right simply because they hated the Soviets.

            The Nazis simply had a different flavor of socialism-communism and different plans for their racially defined enemy classes. The Nazis were more open about their racial theories while the communists simply placed the hated races in to classes according to more conventional communist theories.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Also, you're wrong again because the Nazis allowed people to own private property because they believed private property to be an economic engine. "

            As a facade to distinguish them from international socialists (communists). They were collectivists. Individuals owned property not based on property rights but based on collectivist goals planned by the party.

            You're a dupe or a liar. Or both.

            "Hitler believed that private ownership was useful in that it encouraged creative competition and technical innovation"

            Based on central planning. His ideas came from many sources. He fused Marx with Nietzsche. Neither were from the right.

          • Pontotoc Bill

            NAZI = Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP. In English = National Socialist German Workers' Party

            Youi may have seen Nazis listed as right wing, however the majority of those in political science who make those lists are left wing liberals.

            In reality, the political continum is more like a circle where Nazis and Communists were very close in action.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "No, the nazis were fascists and associated with the right on account of their views on militarism and race."

            The Nazis were allied with (the Italian) Fascists. Even the fascists are not well-aligned with political movements on the right. Both groups were fairly alien and radical to mainstream politics. But most of their theories came from socialist and post-modern (post-Christian) philosophers and ideologies. They didn't want to conserve anything but power. They were also one-party governments and hence did not fit in to the left-right paradigm.

            Don't let any of the facts interfere with your typical delusional leftist effort to use the "Nazi" label to attack people in the USA who want to preserve the constitution and the values that flow from the great constitution of this nation.

            Who's the patriot here? Who are you patriotic to?

            It is the right that is patriotic *to the nation* and the left that is "patriotic" to globalist causes or put simply, against the USA, national sovereignty and American cultural or military hegemony. Every state wants military security. The Nazis wanted to be secure militarily and therefore they are "just like" the conservative Americans that want to preserve the US constitution. You're a more-on.

            Those are simple facts. You can try to spin them any way you want but the more you talk the more you reveal your weakness and ignorance.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "The nazis were on the right."

          Nazis were not completely typical of leftist movements in European governments but they were not on the right. Not by any objective analysis. Only stupid liars and their dupes say this.

          I challenge you to list your reasons for this statement, assuming you can even define what it means to sit on the right.

          The Nazis were nationalist based on (false) genetic theory, not based on loyalty to the established government. That's the closest you can get in tying them to the right. They overthrew the establishment, dismantled free market capitalism and employed collectivist laws and policies at virtually every level they had control.

          You just are in the habit of being able to get away with stating such nonsense as you tried here. Don't be such an idiot.

  • jacob

    I love it when these scandals take the heads of those who elected and reelected Obama and rub
    their noses into it, the way done to puppies when they defecate in the improper place….

    I see no reason why this ":President" should not be impeached and with him his all gang but then
    again, considering the kind of "composition" of Congress and Supreme Court, it is at best, wishful
    thinking…

    Rest assured however, it is going toget worst yet….
    Aren't DEMOCRAPS hinting for reelecting him a third time…????
    And after all, hasn't he proven that the Constitution can be used for anything…?????

    • slider 96

      Take an aspirin Jacob , there is a two term limit . And IF there are democrats talking about a third term , then that simply makes them as stupid and foolish as those of you here that think Obama will be impeached .
      But you can hold your breath and wait for it .Go ahead Jacob …take a deep breath .

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        There was a limit on Hitler's power too. How did that work out?

        • patriothere

          Where are the concentration camps? Exactly. Shut up!

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Obama's not done.

            And why should a paid hack troll be taken seriously here?

            6 minutes ago @ Breitbart.com – Protests to greet Ahma… · 1 reply · 0 points
            I'm like jesus, I'm gonna chase you money changers out of the temple and out of town and of course out of this forum. Me and ohsoquiet and a few other REAL AMERICANS who are being PAID to be here like you Israeli PR men. I'm here to chase you filth out.

          • patriothere

            If you think Obama is going to set up concentration camps and go to war with the whole world, then you're stupid.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            If the Germans thought Hitler was going to, they were called stupid too.

          • patriothere

            No, you're just stupid.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            So, you're here to drive people away still?

            6 minutes ago @ Breitbart.com – Protests to greet Ahma… · 1 reply · 0 points
            I'm like jesus, I'm gonna chase you money changers out of the temple and out of town and of course out of this forum. Me and ohsoquiet and a few other REAL AMERICANS who are being PAID to be here like you Israeli PR men. I'm here to chase you filth out.

          • patriothere

            I'm here to get rid of the trolls such as yourself!

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Does that mean you're ready to quit and walk out on your handlers finally?

          • patriothere

            I'm not a troll.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Of course you are, why not embrace your destiny and be proud of it?

          • patriothere

            I'm not a troll though. So what's your point?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            That is my point.
            You're not very bright, are you?

            6 minutes ago @ Breitbart.com – Protests to greet Ahma… · 1 reply · 0 points
            I'm like jesus, I'm gonna chase you money changers out of the temple and out of town and of course out of this forum. Me and ohsoquiet and a few other REAL AMERICANS who are being PAID to be here like you Israeli PR men. I'm here to chase you filth out.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "I'm not a troll."

            The moon is not round.

          • patriothere

            It's not. It's spherical.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And you're still a troll.
            A cheap 'rented mouth'.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "It's not. It's spherical."

            You're a real genius. It's approximately spherical. But you're no patriot to the USA. that's for sure.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "If you think Obama is going to set up concentration camps and go to war with the whole world, then you're stupid."

            He's already at war with the USA. He doesn't need to go to war with the world. He's already allied with the most powerful enemies the West has.

            I guess you're not the one to decide who is stupid.

          • patriothere

            He's at war with the USA serving the USA and defending it?

            Whatever. Obama is one of the top 5 greatest presidents we have had so far.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            From one muslim's point of view.

            Not from the view of Americans.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "He's at war with the USA…"

            Clearly.

            "…serving the USA and defending it?"

            Clearly serving MB interests first, and shia interests second, working on socialism (progressive communism) in the spare hours.

            This of course does not count his leisure time. But frankly I wish he'd go on permanent vacation.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Whatever. Obama is one of the top 5 greatest presidents we have had so far."

            There is no human who could possibly say that with a straight face. Unless you are a patriot of the enemies of the USA. Then he's the "greatest" ever, surpassing even Carter.

          • Lan Astaslem

            progressivism takes hold incrementally – first they takeover health care, then they want the guns,etc. etc., but an a$& like you can't handle facts and you're an ignoramus about history.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "progressivism takes hold incrementally – first they takeover health care, then they want the guns,etc. etc."

            That's pretty much what it means. Progress <wink>. Progressive slavery. Progressive submission to the elites who are ideally positioned to lead us to Utopia. Soon. Real soon.

            Just imagine what happy slaves we'll all be. Or we can be slaves for allah. Oh the "multi-cultural" choices offered from the left are so tempting. As long as you're not a dirty capitalist.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    Does AP belatedly understand that they were lied to? hahaha!

    OBAMA – TO AP: ~ "What was your name, again?" (nice SEX)

    You can't fix STOOPID!

  • Gene Poole

    MSNBC is still in Cover Up mode for Obama, they just can't come to terms with the fact we are dealing with a Criminal enterprise, steeped in incompetence and scandals. Obama and his Administration have become the greatest internal threat to the liberty and freedom of Americans in History. The never ending lies and diversions designed to Cover Up Benghazi, the IRS debacle, AP invasion of privacy and other sleazy endeavors have finally reached critical mass. It's time for MSNBC and others to end their subservient dedication to Obama and get back to reporting the truth.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      As long as Obama's IRS can give people like GE's Immelt and Buffett tax breaks they will pretend loyalty.

  • Gene Poole

    Imagine what democrats can do to their enemies when Obamacare is made the law of the land. The IRS will be harassing businesses with penalties and will have full access to our Medical information. Does anyone believe that Obama and his underlings won't take the opportunity to destroy political targets by giving the medical information on individuals or their families to left wing disinformation operations like they did in the IRS Scandal?

    • kasandra

      And then there is the delightful potential of the IPAB to grant or withhold medical care based on the individual's political orientation.

  • STEVE CHAVEZ

    THE LEAK EXCUSES ARE GOING TO BITE THEM BACK IN THE BU++!

    We all know that the White House leaks like a TSUNAMI to their media hacks, especially those who have met with Obama in the Oval Office to coordinate talking points and secret info on Conservatives.

    WASN'T THE UNDERWEAR LEAK EXCUSE A WARNING THAT THEN TIPPED OFF THE BOMBER TO NOT CARRY OUT THE ACT??? The FBI put out pictures of the Boston bombers due to the incompetence which means they needed the "help of the public." BOSTON WAS UNDER MARTIAL LAW due to these bombers. By the AP "LEAKING" the info, then Americans would again be used to be the eyes that could save the plane and its passengers.

  • Spider

    Where was our main stream medias outrage when Americans 2nd and 4th amendment rights were being attacked?? Patriot act 2, warrentless wiretapping and searches, federal agents issuing their own warrants, draconian gun bans and even talk of national confiscation. Now they are outraged that the 1st amendment "freedom of the press" is under attack. Now maybe the MSM realize why they should have done their jobs and vetted the Constitutional usurper in 2008 – but they will never admit they were wrong

  • tagalog

    Eric Holder is the poster boy for the negation of Obama's heartfelt demand that we the people ignore those who talk about how the government can be tyrannical, because our government is us and is trustworthy.

    I also find it funny, on a related tack, that Obama accuses those who say they distrust government of distrusting the people. It's been a while now, at least five years, since we the people could say that our government represented us (even those of us who like the Obama administration).

  • arishsahani

    World should learn from INDia ,how a great nation is been destroyed just converting the poor and uneducated to islam and make them read the saudi book of hate and kill.1/3 india now under islamic idea logy .2/3 is on the way, as all leader are appeasing islam. Same is happening in west. Vote power should be given to only who love the nation, not religion

  • Capt. Ron

    Obama is an insecure, angry, incompetent and self imposed bright man. I just don't see any real intelligence coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Just take a moment to look at the pictures of this man and see the anger and hate he has for our country. The Democrats don't want to lead our country…they want to control each & every aspect of our lives (and the other party has no better plan…they are all losers). I see no good coming from a large percentage of the politicians inside the beltway. Most should be prosecuted for treason and shot. Anyone besides me willing to volunteer? Obama skated into the White House in 2008 on a racial issue. All those folks that felt it was time to have a president of color to cover their racial lean put him in the commander's seat. He has illustrated that he couldn't lead a Brownie Troop in a reasonable manner, so he gets more people on entitlement programs making them government dependent to buy the votes to get re-elected in 2012. Where were all the WHISTLE BLOWERS when voting districts were reporting percentages higher than 100% of registration voting. You can't have more than 100% voter turnout as this indicates there is a fox watching the hen house. Have we all become so stupid as to not challenge this or are we the SHEEPLE the political machine has made us out to be? Of course the other party can't get it correct either as they run incompetents (politicians & NOT PATRIOTS). During the election of 2012 all the media could accomplish was to work at the destruction of PATRIOTS (Cain, Rubio, Palin, Bachmann, etc.). What do we get but incompetents to run against a crook & henchman from Chicago. In 2008 to run McCain and have to listen to his crap about being a POW…ask him about the pain he caused other POW's when he kissed the behinds of the his captures. Then the Republicans run another guy in 2012 who is totally out of touch with reality. We need to sweep the trash out of federal government before we loose every freedom we have fought for for over 200 years. Wake up AMERICAN PATRIOTS and throw these bums out at once before they damage our great country with their petty actions to maintain their greed & power.

    • Spider

      His Mommy and Daddy abandoned him so he has to take it out on the country..

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Too bad he didn't take it out on his dad's country. Who ever his real father happens to be….

  • NAHALKIDES

    I'm afraid Holder isn't going anywhere. He's not enough of a political liability for Obama to throw him under the bus that has rolled over so many other of his associates, and the Democratic-controlled Senate will never remove Holder from office. As for the scandal itself, it's ironic that this most-justifiable of all the Obama scandals – DOJ does have the duty to investigate the leaks – is the one that has finally woken up the mainstream press. Notice that they're far less incensed over the IRS targeting Conservative groups, even though objectively that is the far greater abuse of power.

  • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

    Some of the moderate men on Fox News (Krauthammer, O'Reilly) have been urging rightists to cool it on criticizing Holder for the AP fiasco, holding their fire on POTUS and Hillary Clinton, and allowing "the facts" to emerge. I don't trust the moderate men, as I outlined here: http://clarespark.com/2010/11/06/moderate-men-fal…. "Moderate men falling down." Moderation is a term favored by psychological warfare experts, who also believe in healing and closure. There are scandals that are so obvious that no amount of mediation will bring the warring parties together. In the US today, two opposing views of wealth creation face each other: one is Keynesian, the other is indebted to von Mises, Hayek, and the Friedmans. They are different, but Fox News Channel wants to hold itself above the fray, very much like the fictional "neutral state" that we are supposed to look to to resolve all conflict.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Why should we accept the media wisdom that only one disaster can be followed at a time?

    • Jim

      We cooled it.

      But the facts were in a long time ago

  • Jim

    It's worse than just corruption. It isn't about just money

    It isn't just about abuse of power.

    It is more like taking a train to camp. (not summer camp either)

  • Heather Rogers

    It's very bad to our country to have a corruption and I think with this problem will never be change because of this money problem or they need. More of this political has a good work but most of them was abusing there self.

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    website

  • slider 96

    This is why you are hypocrites who NEED to be MOCKED :

    In an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren last night, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) threw cold water on hopes that the Justice Department’s surveillance of Associated Press reporters’ phone records could lead to legislation preventing similar incidents in the future. Gowdy noted that the surveillance occurred in no small part because Republicans demanded such an investigation in 2012:

    • pagegl

      Investigating a leak to the press is a very clearly defined procedure as Ahlert noted. Whether it was the Republicans or Democrats who asked for the investigation is irrelevant. What is relevant is the breadth of what DOJ did; it was way out of the bounds of the defined procedures. You seem to be ignoring very pertinent info when you make your comments.

      • kasandra

        Right you are. Here the seizure of AP's phone records was done without a warrant issued by a judge upon a showing of probable cause or a subpoena issued under a process in which AP could contest the scope of the search and seizure. As was the case with the assassination of al-Alwacki (sp?) it's just one man rule. The administration will decide and execute the decision without any interference from the other pesky branches of government. Mr. Media Matters 96 should ponder how he'll like that system when the Republicans again control the executive branch.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Dictatorship.

          • patriothere

            stupid

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why?

            Your handlers are keeping you very busy today.

          • patriothere

            Inbreeding?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            If they pay you enough, you might go for it. Most muslims are inbred anyhow.
            http://europenews.dk/en/node/34368

          • patriothere

            No most hillbillies that believe in the story of adam and eve are inbred.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Says the hack paid troll.

            They don't give you decent talking points, will your handlers ever be upgraded?

            6 minutes ago @ Breitbart.com – Protests to greet Ahma… · 1 reply · 0 points
            I'm like jesus, I'm gonna chase you money changers out of the temple and out of town and of course out of this forum. Me and ohsoquiet and a few other REAL AMERICANS who are being PAID to be here like you Israeli PR men. I'm here to chase you filth out.

      • slider 96

        You are both wrong and do not know the Supreme court Ruling OR the laws . Typical teebaggers , misinformed and speaking out of purposed ignorance .

        TREY GOWDY [R-SC}: Greta, you were an attorney. There are lots of privileges — husband-wife, priest-penitent, attorney-client, none of them unqualified. So when you have a major national security leak, which is a compelling issue, and you juxtapose that with the right of the media to do its job and provide oversight, there’s a conflict. And there’s no federal statute on point. But the Supreme Court has said if there is a compelling interest, which there certainly is in national security cases, and the information is relevant which it has to be to justify a subpoena, and you have no alternative means of getting the information, then the Department of Justice had no choice… .

        Think back a year ago. We had the attorney general and other Department of Justice employees, and we grilled them over national security leaks. And here they are doing what we asked them to do, investigate the leak.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          We're not wrong. Your'e just trying to use enough words that nobody knows what you are trying to say.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "But the Supreme Court has said if there is a compelling interest, which there certainly is in national security cases, and the information is relevant which it has to be to justify a subpoena, and you have no alternative means of getting the information, then the Department of Justice had no choice… ."

          In theory you'd have a point. But we're talking about 0'Bama.
          http://hotair.com/archives/2013/05/16/wapo-cia-as

          "Think back a year ago. We had the attorney general and other Department of Justice employees, and we grilled them over national security leaks. And here they are doing what we asked them to do, investigate the leak."

          False equivalence. Some leaks matter in that they harm the public and other leaks matter in protecting the public. Ever heard of a whistle-blower?

          In this case, it was just pure selfish anti-American politics.

  • Guest

    I don't know why this Jerk get's away clean with these transgressions. He looked the other way when the NBPP leader called for genocide and infanticide against Whites and this same leader has videos on YouTube discussing ways to kill White babies in hospital nurseries.
    Oh. wait! I just thought of it. The same reason why Sharpton. Jackson, Farrakhan and a host of others get away with it. It's the protective pigmentation.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      You would think the AP would make an example out of him.

      I can hope anyhow.
      Too bad we don't have real journalists any longer.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    Do you pretend to make a point, or just want to clutter up the thread?

    • slider 96

      I don't know ,Administrators saw fit to remove my post .

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        Good, and nobody will miss it.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "I don't know ,Administrators saw fit to remove my post ."

        You don't even know what you wrote? Stunning admission. Are you getting along on any of those 12 steps or is this just a fluke?

  • onecornpone

    Eric the Ferret… the most we can do about this vermin is ridicule him and do our best to keep score.

    He heads up the DOJ because he's the perfect Leftist for the job, and I believe the constant drumbeat of hope for his dismissal, though noble, is a waste of oxygen.

    Law-abiding citizens have few choices in such circumstances. At this time, too few of us are prepared to invest our fortunes to alleviate this situation. Thus, excuse me while I have a political nap. Wake me when y'all are ready to ACT.
    .

  • Donald DaCosta

    And if Holder goes who will "The One" choose to be his replacement? Any impeachment initiatives involving this administration need to start from the top and vigorously proceed from there on down. It should now finally be clear what "The One" meant when he promised to fundamentally change America and he has surrounded himself with like minded individuals from the very beginning. The White House is in desperate need of a purge and, perish the thought, "President" Joe Biden kept on a leash until 2016.

  • Moishe Pupick

    W., 05/15/13

    Ivy League shyster, should resign and chase ambulances instead

  • fanlad

    Next act, "The Race card '. Wait for it, wait for it.

  • Mile

    When Holder is impeached, can we include obama?

  • slider 96

    TRE GOWDY [R-SC]: Greta, you were an attorney. There are lots of privileges — husband-wife, priest-penitent, attorney-client, none of them unqualified. So when you have a major national security leak, which is a compelling issue, and you juxtapose that with the right of the media to do its job and provide oversight, there’s a conflict. And there’s no federal statute on point. But the Supreme Court has said if there is a compelling interest, which there certainly is in national security cases, and the information is relevant which it has to be to justify a subpoena, and you have no alternative means of getting the information, then the Department of Justice had no choice… .

    Think back a year ago. We had the attorney general and other Department of Justice employees, and we grilled them over national security leaks. And here they are doing what we asked them to do, investigate the leak.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      You mean they're stalling and nothing is getting done.

      • slider 96

        Sorry you misread the paragraph .

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          No, you're not. That's the entire point of a paragraph written so badly.

          • slider 96

            Sorry was rhetorical . I really have no sympathy for you . That entire paragraph was not written by me , it's a direct quote of Trey Gawdy [R-SC], regarding the AP subpoena , don't like it ? Truth hurts don't it .
            Try a refresher in reading comprehension , it may help .

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And I don't have any sympathy for propagandists.

            Try pulling your head out and getting fresh air. And wipe that brown ring off from around your neck.

  • slider 96

    Another "manufactured scandal " , keep on sucking wind teebaggers , no one's gonna get impeached .
    Too bad huh ?

    • Lan Astaslem

      can't stand seeing your affirmative action barry going down – ha ha!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      If it was manufactured, it was manufactured by the Obama chicago machine.

      And it there is no impeachment it's because they've gotten to Boehner just as surely as John Roberts.

      • slider 96

        Not really , in the REAL WORLD outside of the teebagger echo chamber , there must be facts not conjecture .

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Yes, really.

          And the echo chamber? Would that be them recreating the talking points?
          http://www.nationalmemo.com/5-biggest-republican-

          • slider 96

            Face the facts , the e-mails aren't what you wished , the prove nothing , there is no smoking gun , and in addition it's a FACT that CNN embellished their content .
            If you haven't read the emails , and I'd bet you haven't , then do read them and show me where it's supports the B.S. you conservatives are peddling .

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            The witnesses are more than what I expected. The emails haven't been turned over yet for examination.

            Dreaming about facts doesn't make them facts.

  • slider 96

    The White House is "not surprised" by a CNN report indicating that quotes on the Benghazi attack attributed to a White House official were actually made up by media sources, press secretray Jay Carney said Tuesday.

    "Republicans who were leaking these emails that have been shared with Congress didn't just do that, they decided to fabricate portions of an email and make up portions of an email in order to fit a political narrative," he told reporters at his daily briefing.

    "I'm not surprised by it because we've seen it again and again," he said. It "reinforces what we've seen, which is an ongoing effort to politicize this, to cherry pick information, or in this case make it up to fit a political narrative."

    CNN reported Tuesday that it obtained the original email from Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and that it did not include language attributed to him. That information made it seem like the White House was most concerned with a State Department push to keep mentions of terror groups out of the administration's early talking points on Benghazi.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      And how does that make any sense or point?

      Long posts aren't good posts unless they actually contain something.

  • slider 96

    - ANIOTHER CONTRIVED AND CONSTRUCTED SCANDAL , " BENGHAZI " will blowback in the faces of the idiots and liars who propagated it .

    What a bunch of pathetic losers . And CNN who hitched a ride gets their credibility knocked down another notch .

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      The four dead wouldn't say that.

      Their families don't say that.

      • slider 96

        You don't know what the dead say , and the family , exposed to the mountain of bullshheet you teebaggers produced , who can blame them .

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          We know. The ambassador called Hicks while they were under attack.

  • Mutantone

    Okay, over 11 million undocumented future democrats are here already, Obama wants to just flip a switch and make them all citizens, no health checks, background checks? instant voters. Welfare recipients, Obama Care. sounds like a real winner to me?

    The picture above is why I say call it treason!
    Obama's actions have risen to that level several times now. All of his courtesans are complicit and also can be charged. Time to clean house at this opportunity. Make amends before it is to late and Obama-Soros has destroyed our way of life

  • slider 96

    LOL…. " destroyed our way of life " ?? How's that ? Just what in your way of life has been destroyed ? Do you think those 11 million came here overnight ? This has been going on for decades … Who's been giving them jobs all this time ?
    You worried about Mexicans ? Who let the Somalies , Pakistanis , Vietnamese , Indians , Cubans , Haitians , Afghanis , Russians , Nigerians , Venezuelans , Nicaraguans , Hondurans , Panamanians , and others in ? How'd so many arabs get to Michigan ?
    You wanna blame who ? When congress can't even agree on what day it is ?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Gas prices up.
      Beef prices up.
      Fishing restricted.
      Milk prices up.
      Utlities such as electricity up.
      Jobs – more transferring to part time.
      Health care insurance costs? Skyrocketing.

      Obama is working as fast as he can, and we get punished at every turn.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "You wanna blame who ? When congress can't even agree on what day it is ?"

      Leftist traitors like you.

  • ziggyzoggy

    troll .96;
    Destroyed our way of life as in every area of the country with a high population of border jumpers is an economically depressed, crime ridden and filthy hole? Do you have anything to express besides mindless hatred of moderates and conservatives? Hasn't Roger pounded you hard enough for one thread?

    • slider 96

      zoggy ziggy , you are the one harboring hatred . There are NO area of the US , borders or otherwise that are economically depressed due to illegals . If you want to make a case regarding immigration , try sticking to FACTS , and not your teebaggers delusional talking points . As for Roger , he "pounds no one " except maybe insulting his own intelligence .
      And IF the right is Soooo concerned about IMMIGRATION , why then is the right fixated on their phony scandals like Benghazi , and the AP subpoenas ?
      The IRS IS a scandal , and one which btw was presided over by a Bush Appointed head of the IRS .And thus far , that aside , there has been no connection to Obama .
      So save your " hatred tripe " for your fellow teebaggers , I do not hate , I MOCK STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE . If you fall into that category ….oh well .

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        You don't know the border.

        Five years ago check the unemployment rates for Brawley California.

      • ziggy zoggy

        troll .96,
        name a single "barrio" or Mexican neighborhood in the country that isn't crime ridden and economically depressed.

        So how is junior high working out for you? You write like you're on the six year plan.

        • slider 96

          And I imagine you as stupid as your name .

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "The IRS IS a scandal , and one which btw was presided over by a Bush Appointed head of the IRS"

        Bush's fault. Always.

  • ziggyzoggy

    And the empty suit has lowered the standard of living all across America.

  • slider 96

    Uh -Oh , no smoking gun found in the Benghazi e-mails . What to do what to do …..

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      How about send out trolls to confuse the issues on a forum like this?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Oh no, how will they punish Hicks for actually explaining how horrible this was?

  • slider 96

    Republicans and teeabaggers politicized Benghazi in an attempt to beat Obama in the election and it failed . That's because the American people are not as stupid as the purveyors of this contrived scandal .
    The American people KNOW 4 Americans were killed , they KNOW it was a security lapse , and they KNOW there was no "conspiracy " to cover it up .

    Deal with it , because at this point the " conservatives " are just making bigger fools of themselves .

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Obama and Clinton politicized Benghazi, and also let those four get murdered btw.

      Both activities show they don't deserve the trust of the people.

      You conveniently ignore that Rice was sent out with false talking points. Who sent her out and why?

    • kasandra

      And there was no gambling going on in Rick's.

      • onegaltlogic

        Ha ha. Good 'un.

    • ziggy zoggy

      troll .96,
      the naive in America who had been sleeping through Obama's crime spree have waken up and absolutely nobody is listening to the left's false narrative about Benghazi anymore. In fact, even the left has abandoned it. Your troll talking points are outdated and your boy Holder will probably end up under the short bus along with the other Obamatons who became political liabilities for their boy King.

      Deal with it.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Deal with it , because at this point the " conservatives " are just making bigger fools of themselves ."

      And besides, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?! Huh? You dirty scum teebagger bloodsucking capitalists who cling to the lame piece of parchment you call the constitution. Don't you know the constitution says exactly what the leftist dear leader says that it says? It's a "living document" when the left has a POTUS in office.

      Get used to it!!

  • ziggy zoggy

    You know the Obamessiah is in trouble when the trolls get up before noon.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Next step is to send Michelle out to eat at the schools.

  • slider 96

    Talk about adolescents , I see you have the mentality allright , and your picture don't look all that good either .

  • ziggy zoggy

    troll .96,

    if you had any imagination you wouldn't need pre-written (regurgitated) talking ppints. Maybe your mom can bring some snickerdoodles down to the basement to make your tummy feel better.