POLITICS: Holder signed off on warrant for James Rosen records – He Lied To Congress Last Week

May 21, 2013
By CMAC

May 24, 2013



  • Holder signed off on warrant for James Rosen records

    Thu May 23 20:08:08 2013 · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies 

    Hot Air ^ | May 23, 2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Shot: President Obama’s speech today: Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs. Our focus must be on those who break the law. That is why I have called on Congress to pass a media shield law to guard against government over-reach. I have raised these issues with the Attorney General, who shares my concern. So he has agreed to review existing Department of Justice guidelines governing investigations that involve reporters, and will convene a group of media organizations to hear their concerns as part of that review. And I have directed the Attorney General to report…

A Battering Ram Becomes a Stonewall

Report: Eric Holder Personally Targeted Fox Reporter James Rosen – Meaning He Lied To Congress Last Week

Posted on May 24, 2013 by

eric_holder_ap1WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder personally signed off on the warrant that allowed the Justice Department to search Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal email, NBC News’ Michael Isikoff reported Thursday.

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

  • New Precedent: Armed Domestic Drone Strikes Will Soon Be Reality

    Fri May 24 03:40:34 2013 · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies 

    Story Leak ^ | May 23, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    A new precedent has been set. Despite extensive denial that drone strikes would endanger Americans, Attorney General Eric Holder has now openly admitted that four US citizens were killed through overseas drone strikes since 2009. While not on United States soil, the deaths of the US citizens in nations like Yemen and Pakistan highlight the new precedent being set by US government heads who wish to use drones as a form of lethal enforcement on US soil. With Holder admitting that Americans have already died via drone strikes following his statements that Obama can already initiate drone strikes on US…

Obama met with IRS union chief the day before they targeted the Tea Party

So now we are  told by the thug administration that everyone in the White House knew about the IRS tyranny except Obama: Senior White House Officials Knew Of IRS Probe: Jay Carney — Huffington Post

Is this Obama’s instructions  — not to tell him about critical news and developments? Is that why he is president, so as not to be aware of historical events?

Did Obama advise the IRS to do this or not? Or does his administration think him so irrelevant or mentally incapable of handling the job of presidency and its accompanying duties that it did it all without informing him?

Or is it that Obama and his goosestepping SS-esque army  are just big fat disgusting liars with utter contempt for the American people, as demonstrated by the news story below?

Obama met with IRS union chief the day before they targeted the Tea Party American Spectator May 20, 2013

According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March 31st.The White House lists the IRS union leader’s visit this way:

Kelley, Colleen Potus 03/31/2010 12:30

In White House language, “POTUS” stands for “President of the United States.”

The very next day after her White House meeting with the President, according to the Treasury Department’s Inspector General’s Report, IRS employees — the same employees who belong to the NTEU — set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups around America.

 

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  • Inspector General Who Uncovered IRS Scandal Dated Michelle Obama

    Wed May 22 10:22:39 2013 · by Nachum · 1 replies 

    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/22/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    J. Russell George, the inspector general who uncovered the IRS scandal, appears to have at one time dated Michelle Obama, well before she was married to Barack Obama. “All the attention was new, but George has operated in these halls of power his entire career. He worked for Dole, and then in President George H.W. Bush’s White House. In between, he attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 1988 alongside a young Michelle Obama (then Michelle Robinson),” reports National Journal. They weren’t in the same section – the academic groupings that Harvard uses to divide its students – but as two…
  • IRS Fails to Comply With Congressional Demand for All Communications With WH Targeting Conservatives

    Wed May 22 10:22:18 2013 · by george76 

    CNS News ^ | May 22, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    What did the White House know about the IRS targeting conservative groups and when did it know it? Crucial evidence needed to develop an accurate answer to that question would include the records of any communications that went back and forth between the IRS and the White House on the topic. … The IRS–which requires working Americans to file their tax returns by an April 15 deadline each year or else face penalties–did not comply with this deadline imposed by the congressional committee that has oversight over its activities.

Pro-jihad Texas curriculum dropped after complaints from lawmakers

It turns out once again that after getting so much heat for exposing Rick Perry’s compromised, whitewashed Islam curriculum, we were right all along.This Texas curriculum could have been written by al qaeda. This is a victory for Americans. Freedom lovers make a difference. Brilliant! 

Texas curriculum dropped after complaints from lawmakers Houston Chronicle May 20, 2013 (thanks to Van)

The state’s regional Education Service Centers will no longer issue lesson plans – and will forbid their use after Aug. 31 – for a popular online curriculum system that became a lightning rod for conservatives who criticized it as anti-American, legislators announced Monday.

The move is expected to leave school districts across the state, including some in the greater Houston area, scrambling to replace CSCOPE, as the program is called, before the start of next school year. Districts that lack the staff or budget to design their own curriculum tend to rely on it.

The CSCOPE plans are in use at 877 districts, or 78 percent of school districts in Texas, said Kyle Wargo, the executive director of Regional Service Center 17 in Lubbock.

“Since we are a small district, we don’t have the resources to hire specialized people in that area,” said Somerset Independent School District Superintendent Saul Hinojosa, who credits CSCOPE with helping the district raise its test scores.

Somerset, located in Bexar County, spent roughly $27,000 for CSCOPE lessons last year and had received no complaints about them, Hinojosa said, questioning how the state could prohibit its use.

“We actually purchased the curriculum, so does the curriculum belong to the school district or does it belong to the state?” he asked.

The Houston Independent School District does not use the curriculum, but several smaller Houston-area districts do. They include the Cleveland, Crosby, Friendswood, Galveston, Goose Creek, North Forest and Stafford districts.

On Friday, the CSCOPE governing board is expected to unanimously vote to end the lesson plan component of the program under an agreement that was brokered in 72 hours, said Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, chairman of the Senate Education Committee.

All 20 board members signed a letter to Patrick and Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, outlining their intent and asking them to help pass House Bill 1675, which would keep the regional Educational Service Centers open until 2019.

Patrick said he saw no reason to object to the request. In the future, he said he would like to see school districts partner on curriculum development. He and other lawmakers said they got complaints from parents about CSCOPE, including a lesson on the Boston Tea Party that invited students to include the perspective of Britons who might have considered it an “act of terrorism,” and other allegations that CSCOPE promotes Islam over Christianity.

At least five Bexar County school districts rely on CSCOPE to some degree, including Lackland ISD, which serves the children of U.S. military personnel. Its superintendent, Burnie Roper, called the claims of anti-Americanism “ridiculous.”

“I hate the way that it came about because I think, in the end, it makes it difficult for the small districts that don’t have the resources such as curriculum writers and all that,” he said.

  • State senator apologizes for Nazi remark (Chicago Democrat)

    Wed May 22 10:20:45 2013 · by KeyLargo 

    State senator apologizes for Nazi remark (Chicago Democrat) The Associated Press Posted May 22, 2013 @ 09:03 AM Illinois Sen. Donne Trotter has apologized for remarks that compared a member of Gov. Pat Quinn’s cabinet to a Nazi. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Trotter apologized in a statement Tuesday to Julie Hamos, who is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Trotter says his comments were “inappropriate and wrong.”
  • Top IRS official to invoke Fifth Amendment, decline to testify at House hearing

    Wed May 22 10:19:31 2013 · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies 

    Fox News ^ | 05/22/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that singled out conservative groups, is expected to invoke the Fifth Amendment Wednesday when she appears before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Fox News has learned. That means Lerner, head of the exempt organizations division, probably won’t answer any questions on what she knew about IRS agents going after Tea Party-related groups. That also means she probably won’t say why she sat on the information for so long before it became public. Lerner’s attorney, William Taylor III, asked committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in a letter if she…
  • REPORT: Man Being Questioned About Boston Bombing Was Shot And Killed By FBI

    Wed May 22 10:17:20 2013 · by blam · 10 replies 

    TBI ^ | 5-22-2013 | Paul Szoldra
    REPORT: Man Being Questioned About Boston Bombing Was Shot And Killed By FBI Paul Szoldra May 22, 2013, 7:42 AM Photo: Orange County Sheriff’s Office Ibragim Todashev, 27, an Orlando man with alleged ties to Boston Marathon bombing suspect An Orlando man being investigated over ties to Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed during an encounter with an FBI agent late Tuesday, WESH Orlando reports. WESH has more: A friend of the suspect, Khusn Taramiv, said his friend, 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev, was being investigated as part of the Boston bombings and knew bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev because…

Florida Muslim with Ties to Boston Marathon Jihadist Attacks FBI Agent During Questioning and is Killed

This Globe story suggests that he was entirely innocent and even set up by the FBI. So why did he attack the FBI agent?

FBI agent fatally shoots Orlando man with ties to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev; 2 Mass. state troopers involved Boston Globe May 22, 2013

A Chechen man with ties to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and killed by an FBI agent in Orlando early today when the man attacked the agent, the FBI said in a statement.

 

Ibragim Todashev (Reuters)

The FBI identified the person shot and killed as Ibragim Todashev, 27.

Two Massachusetts State Police troopers were also participating in the questioning at the time of the fatal shooting, the FBI said. State Police spokesman David Procopio had no comment.

According to the FBI and local news accounts, the shooting took place in an apartment on Peregrine Avenue while Todashev was being questioned about the bombings and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

“The agent along with two Massachusetts State Police troopers and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual,’’ the FBI said in an updated summary of the incident released around 10:30 a.m.

The FBI had not previously disclosed that State Police were part of the interviewing team.

“During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries,’’ the FBI said. “As this incident is under review, we have no further details at this time.”

Khusen Taramiv, a friend of Todashev, told WESH-TV in Orlando that both he and Todashev were questioned about his ties to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed after a shootout in Watertown with police on April 19. Tamerlan

Tsarnaev’s younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is in federal custody and facing charges that could bring the death penalty. The bombings on April 15 near the Marathon finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260. MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was also allegedly murdered by the brothers.

The FBI said today that a Washington-based deadly force investigative team is being sent to Orlando to investigate the shooting on Peregrine Avenue.

Taramiv said he was released by the FBI, but Todashev was still being questioned by the agents.

Taramiv said Todashev met Tsarnaev when both lived in Massachusetts, and that the two men spoke with each other “months before” the Marathon bombings.

Taramiv said his friend was not close to Tsarnaev. “They were not best friends,’’ Taramiv told the Orlando station.

Taramiv insisted that Todashev was not a radicalized Muslim, and that he had no role in, nor did he know anything about, the Marathon terrorist attack.

He was not a radical. He was a Muslim,’’ Taramiv said. “I’m a Muslim. That’s it. … He never had a gun. … He was shocked’’ by the attacks.

Taramiv said Todashev was worried about the direction of the questioning by the FBI agents, that he was going to be “set up’’ by the law enforcement agency.

“He had a bad feeling,’’ said Taramiv, who quoted Todashev as telling him that the FBI was “making up this crazy stuff’’ that there was a connection between the terror suspect and himself.

Taramiv said that Tsarnaev and Todashev spoke recently, likely via Skype, but had only limited contact with each other since Todashev moved to Florida.

Mike Lee, co-owner of The Jungle, an Orlando gym, said Todashev had belonged to the gym about a year and a half ago.

“He was entirely unmemorable,” he said.

Lee said Todashev didn’t use the gym’s coaches or banner for his fights, just the equipment. Lee believes he had paid the gym membership in full and had no outstanding bills.

  • Accused Fort Hood Shooter Paid $278,000 While Awaiting Trial

    Wed May 22 10:15:49 2013 · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies 

    NBCDFW.com ^ | Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Updated 6:10 AM CDT | By Scott Friedman
    The Department of Defense confirms to NBC 5 Investigates that accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has now been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 32 injured. The Army said under the Military Code of Justice, Hasan’s salary cannot be suspended unless he is proven guilty. If Hasan had been a civilian defense department employee, NBC 5 Investigates has learned, the Army could have suspended his pay after just seven days. Personnel rules for most civilian government workers allow for “indefinite suspensions” in cases “when the agency has reasonable cause…
  • U.S. Attorney Investigating Fox News Donated to Obama

    Wed May 22 10:12:41 2013 · by Errant · 6 replies 

    Breitbart ^ | 21 May, 2003 | Larry O’Connor
    The US Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald C. Machen – the man responsible for the aggressive surveillance and phone record scrutiny at Fox News – is also a big donor to the Obama Campaigns. At the time of his appointment, the Washington Post wrote a profile on Machen including this tidbit: Over the years, he has donated $4,350 to Obama’s campaigns. He gave $250 to Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2003, a year before Obama, then an Illinois state senator, emerged on the nation’s political radar, according to campaign finance records.

Man Behind “Palestinian” Jihad Flag at Paterson, NJ City Hall a Convicted Felon

I reported on the flying of this jihad flag in New Jersey last Monday. Now it comes out that the Muslim leader behind this is a convicted felon. No one noticed or cared, but my colleagues and I are condemned and vilified.

This is the exaltation of evil. The modern era of the savage.

Man Behind Palestinian Flag at Paterson, NJ City Hall a Convicted Felon by Lori Lowenthal Marcus, The Jewish Press, May 21, 2013

Paterson, NJ City Hall flew the Palestinian flag on Sunday, May 19, which Paterson Mayor Jeffrey Jones named "Palestinian American Day."

Paterson, NJ City Hall flew the Palestinian flag on Sunday, May 19, which Paterson Mayor Jeffrey Jones named “Palestinian American Day.”

The community leader who solicited government proclamations for naming May 19 “Palestinian American Day” in Paterson, NJ had publicly expressed outrage over NYPD surveillance of Muslims. No one even noticed he was a convicted felon.

On the same day that many Americans were celebrating Israeli Independence Day, Paterson, New Jersey Mayor Jeffrey Jones named Sunday, May 19 “Palestinian-American Day” in his city, and a Palestinian flag was hoisted over Paterson’s City Hall.

Jones presented a city proclamation commemorating the event. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ9) was also there for the flag raising. Pascrell presented a letter of Special Congressional Recognition, and New Jersey Assemblyman Thomas Giblin (D-NJ34) presented a ceremonial resolution marking the event.

Although the organizer of the event, Khader Abuassab, said he had received nasty phone and text messages prior to the event, the day went forward with no counter-demonstrations or public hostility.  Approximately 120 people showed up, to dance, cheer and yell “long live Palestine,” according to NorthJersey.com, as reported in Jewish World Review.

WHO ORGANIZED THE EVENT?

Khader Abuassab is an unusual name – in fact, there is apparently only one listed in the United States: he resides in Paterson, New Jersey.  Abuassab was the one who placed ads in Arabic newspapers about the Palestinian American Day celebration and he texted invitations to friends, community leaders, politicians and law enforcement officials. According to Abuassab, South Paterson is known as “little Ramallah,” and he felt it was important for the Arab Palestinian community to be recognized much like any other local ethnic community.

PATERSON PALESTIAN [sic]-AMERICAN DAY ORGANIZER ADVISED FOLLOWERS NOT TO COOPERATE WITH AUTHORITIES. HE ALSO DID PRISON TIME FOR MASSIVE CREDIT CARD FRAUD.

  • Analysis: Some Republicans see new scandal in Sebelius fundraising

    Wed May 22 10:11:04 2013 · by haffast · 3 replies 

    Reuters ^ | Tue May 21, 2013 4:06am EDT | David Morgan
    (Reuters) – With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation. On top of the troubles the administration is facing over its handling of the attack on the Benghazi mission, the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Department’s seizure of Associated Press phone records, Republicans hope to target Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. They are questioning her soliciting of funds on behalf of a non-profit…
  • More Evidence of America’s Wrongheaded Approach to Jihad

    Wed May 22 10:04:36 2013 · by LSUfan · 4 replies 

    Center for Security Policy ^ | 22 May 2013 | Christopher Holton
    It has been over 9 months since Jihadist terrorists attacked a US diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya and killed 4 Americans, including the US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. Make no mistake, an attack on a diplomatic facility is an act of war. And Christopher Stevens was the first US ambassador killed in the line of duty in over 30 years. Despite this, America finds itself mired in a scandal surrounding this incident and the Obama administration’s shameful handling of it. Meanwhile, there has been no response from America to this act of war. That transmits profound weakness to the…
  • California Tea Party Files Class Action Lawsuit Against IRS

    Wed May 22 10:04:17 2013 · by Lakeshark · 5 replies 

    Legal Insurrection ^ | 5/22/13 | Leslie Eastman
    As Tea Party groups stage successful rallies at Internal Revenue Service offices nationwide, one California organization is staging a frontal assault on this government behemoth. One of the largest and most active Tea Party groups in the nation is filing the first of what is expected to be many lawsuits against the government for allegedly singling out conservative organizations. The NorCal Tea Party Patriots, based in northern California, claim the IRS violated its rights when it either held up or rejected its applications for tax-exempt status…. The NorCal lawsuit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Cincinnati. The…
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (-17 worst approval index since September 26, 2012)

    Wed May 22 10:02:54 2013 · by BulletBobCo · 8 replies 

    Rasmussen ^ | May 22, 2013
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove. Today’s figures include 24% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17 (see trends). This is the worst approval index since September 26, 2012. This is the second day in a row – but only the fourth day in the past six months – that Strong Disapproval of the president has reached 40%. The other…

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respective agencies need the bullets for “mandatory quarterly firearms


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