James Rosen is the chief Washington correspondent for Fox News. Turns out he was spied on just like AP reporters. But this was back in 2009 when Obama and Eric Holder’s Justice Department began investigating leaks of classified information on North Korea. I’d be surprised if James Rosen and other Fox News reporters weren’t spied on more frequently, and more recently like the AP reporters. The DOJ also spied on Stephen Jin-Woo Kim who was a government adviser.
Nice. So the Justice Department was spying on Fox News Channel’s James Rosen. pfol.us/14HbBFj
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) May 20, 2013
“Search warrants like these have a severe chilling effect on the free flow of important information to the public,” said First Amendment lawyer Charles Tobin, who has represented the Associated Press, but not in the current case. “That’s a very dangerous road to go down.”
Remember Obama and Eric Holder’s attack on Gibson Guitars? Back in 2009 the Obama regime raided Gibson Guitars and demanded that its woodwork labor be done overseas. The original excuse by the Obama regime for their raid on Gibson Guitars was ‘environmental concerns.’ Court documents however, revealed that the raid and legal hassles were from a non-environmental question — which country is working on the wood? That’s right, the Obama regime wanted the ‘fingerboards’ produced outside the U.S. In something that was overlooked at the time but makes a lot more sense now, the Gibson Guitars CEO Henry E. Juszkiewicz is a Republican donor.
When the BS about the ‘wood’ came up as an excuse from the Obama regime to attack Gibson Guitars, the corrupt media never mentioned that Gibson’s competitors used the exact same wood and faced no problems from the government.
Eric Holder calling ANYONE shameful is ironic at best. Holder had this to say to Rep. Issa during testimony today:
“The way you conduct yourself as a member of Congress is unacceptable and shameful”
|Eric Holder Calling Rep. Issa Shameful|
So who is the real Eric Holder? Aside from illegal running guns to Mexico resulting in the death of at least two Americans and hundreds of Mexicans, he’s also the head of a department that secretly taps phones of reporters. Eric Holder has called America ‘a nation of cowards’ shortly after being appointed by Obama to be Attorney General in 2009. But there’s more about Eric Holder that the press still wouldn’t tell you about. Back in 1973, while a radical at Columbia University Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ five-day takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office. Holder was part of a radical leftist group called Student Afro-American Society (SAAS). Why did they do their five day occupation of the ROTC office in ’73? Because they wanted it renamed to the “Malcolm X Lounge.” Of course Malcolm X was a racist, anti-Semitic radical back in those days.
|Eric Holder armed takeover of Columbia University ROTC office in 1973|
According to the DOJ’s U.S. Attorneys’ Manual it’s quite clear that only Eric Holder could have approved seizure of AP phone records. I’m sure Obama and his minions will try to spin this as of low level lackey who’s responsible, but that’s not going to work. The Washington Examiner posted the relevant part of the DOJ’s U.S. Attorneys’ Manual. It is quite clear on this point:
The Attorney General’s authorization is normally required before the issuance of any subpoena to a member of the news media or for the telephone toll records of a member of the news media. However, in those cases where the media member or his or her representative agrees to provide the material sought and that material has been published or broadcast, the United States Attorney or the responsible Assistant Attorney General may authorize issuance of the subpoena, thereafter submitting a report to the Office of Public Affairs detailing the circumstances surrounding the issuance of the subpoena….
The probe was secret, the second condition was not met. This means that Eric Holder’s approval was required in order to seize the AP phone records.
Eric Holder’s Justice Department has seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors. I don’t understand why, the AP licks Obama’s ass at any chance they get. Ace of Spades reports that the DOJ obtained records of 20 different phone lines, involving hundreds of AP reporters. I guess Obama and Eric Holder at the DOJ are feeling so bold, they feel they can do anything and get away with it. Up until now anyway, they have gotten away with everything. Katie Pavlich says it best:
DOJ taps press phones, IRS targets tea party groups, DHS flies drones over private property, please liberals tell me tyranny doesn’t exist
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 13, 2013
What the hell is this? Are we in America or Venezuela?
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 13, 2013
Actually, this is starting to feel more like Nazi Germany. Using kids as political props, trying to disarm law abiding citizens, using the IRS to target your ‘enemies’ and seizing phone records of random journalists. Of course, I have a hard time sticking up for the AP or any of their so called ‘real journalists’ but if you aren’t disturbed by this, then get your head examined.
BREAKING: The US Justice Department admits wide-ranging surveillance of the Associated Press: on.rt.com/m930jl
— RT (@RT_com) May 13, 2013
Obama and Eric Holder’s DOJ have secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press. The AP posted a formal response demanding answers from the DOJ:
“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. 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.”
“We regard this action by the Department of Justice as a serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.”
The records obtained by the DOJ from the AP reportedly involved how the AP learned about an al-Qaeda bomb plot in Yemen last year.
Eric Holder’s wife, Sharon Malone Holder co-owns a building in Atlanta that conducts abortions. Of course with the media ignoring Kermit Gosnell, and the latest revelation of Emily women’s health care in the Bronx telling those interested in getting abortions to just ‘flush’ a baby that gets born, the media will continue to ignore this. No one knows what the conditions were at Sharon Malone Holder’s abortion clinic was like. And no one knows if there was anything near the conditions or butchery in Holder’s abortion clinic like there is an Gosnell’s, but we do know one of the so called ‘abortion doctors’ is under indictment for Medicaid fraud. Sharon Holder is not under investigation for anything.
Did you know Amnesty is now a civil right? That’s what corrupt Attorney General calls it now. You know it’s kind of like abortions being a civil right now too. Except in the amnesty, you can willfully break US laws by coming to this country illegal and be considered for ‘civil right’ status. You learn something new every day from these leftist eggheads. What’s next? Is holding up 7-11 going to be declared a civil right too because the burglar wanted to ‘feed his/her family?’
Marianne Bowler – Magistrate judge for Boston Bombers interesting Muslim connections
Marianne Bowler is the Magistrate judge who read Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda Rights and shut off the flow of information about he and his brother’s Jihad. It seems Marianne Bowler has some rather interest, Muslim country connections. From Front Page Magazine:
Judge Bowler has some interesting international connections. She is a member of the Member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States.
Apparently in that capacity, she visited and spoke on legal issues at a number of Muslim countries, becoming the first female judge to speak in Kuwait, appearing also in Egypt and in the United Arab Emirates.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was singing like a terrorist bird during his interrogation. He was providing valuable intelligence on Muslim terrorist threats and why he and has brother did what they did. So what does Eric Holder do? He sends in a judge to read the terrorist his Miranda Rights, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev goes silent. Eric Holder is reportedly to the one who sent the magistrate judge to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the FBI became frustrated.
But Fox News’ sources say there was confusion about Bowler’s timing, with some voicing concerns that investigators were not given enough time to question Dzhokhar under the “public safety exception” invoked by the Justice Department.
Two officials with knowledge of the FBI briefing on Capitol Hill said the FBI was against stopping the investigators’ questioning and was stunned that the judge, Justice Department prosecutors and public defenders showed up, feeling valuable intelligence may have been sacrificed as a result.
The FBI had been questioning Tsarnaev for 16 hours before the judge called a start to the court proceeding, officials familiar with the Capitol Hill briefing told Fox News. Moreover, the FBI informed lawmakers that the suspect had been providing valuable intelligence, but stopped talking once the magistrate judge read him his rights.
Ted Cruz has quickly become my favorite Senator. Cruz, along with Mike Lee don’t take any BS from leftists, the media, other squishy RINOs. Rand Paul with his confirmation vote for Hagel and Rubio with his push for amnesty are beginning to come off of McCain and Lindsey Graham to me. Watch Ted Cruz completely destroyed Eric Holder:
Mexican gun runner Eric Holder says Obama will decide who is ‘entitled’ to their second amendment rights (Video)
Oh, so this is how it’s going to be now? ‘Boss’ Obama is going to determine who is entitled to their second amendment rights. That’s what you think. Eric Holder is the same ‘person’ who gave thousands of guns to Mexican drug carters that has led to the death of at least three Americans and hundreds of Mexican citizens. This is also the same Eric Holder who in the 1990s under BJ Bill Clinton declared that it’s time to ‘brainwash’ the public on guns.
I guess this ‘confidential’ Justice Department memo that declares it is legal for drone strikes on Americans isn’t so confidential anymore. The fact that the Obama/Eric Holder regime has now ‘officially’ deemed it legal to strike down Americans with drones doesn’t surprise me in this least. Low information voters may find this a surprise though. The only surprise here is that one of Obama’s propaganda state run media outfits (NBC) actually obtained and posted the memo.
Someone please explain why Fast and Furious gun runner Eric Holder has any place at all in the Biden guncontrol ‘task force?’
Eric Holder’s gun running program of un-tracked guns to Mexico known as Fast and Furious has lead to the death of at least three Americans and hundreds of Mexicans. Yet, somehow, Eric Holder, the gun runner is a part of the so called Biden gun control ‘task force’ that’s looking into ways to limit your Second Amendment rights? The same Eric Holder who was DC district Attorney under BJ Bill Clinton who on tape said legal gun owners should ‘Cower’ in shame like smokers isn’t exactly an unbiased individual who is just looking out for the people. This is the same Eric Holder who in the same video said that people need to be ‘brainwashed’ against guns.