Attorney General Eric Holder OK’d Search Warrant for Fox News reporter’s Private Emails … Obama Instructs Holder to Investigate Holder
MEDIA-GATE … MORE FROM THE MOST TRANSPARANT ADMINISTRATION EVER.
And the scandals and lies keep coming from the Barack Obama administration. As reported at NBC, Attorney General Eric signed off on the search warrants to investigate FOX News James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act. But wasn’t it President Barack Obama who said that kind of thing didn’t happen in his administration and he was for a “Free Press”? Barack Obama said, “Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs.” REALLY? How can Obama say he is against the targeting of journalists and have top ranking officials in his department doing just that? Obama claims there will be an investigation into these issues so that they never happen again. WHAT? As stated at Powerline, “Whenever he has addressed the issue, he has cited his own support for a media shield law as if that were somehow exculpatory.” The overreach of seizing media records from the AP and Fox News, of course this is only what we know of at this point, was done and approved by Obama’s DOJ. Let me guess, Obama didn’t know about this either. Is Obama the President? How come he can’t just say to individuals in his own administration to stop the nonsense? I thought Obama was supposed to be the smarted president ever? Guess not.
Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on a controversial search warrant that identified Fox News reporter James Rosen as a “possible co-conspirator” in violations of the Espionage Act and authorized seizure of his private emails, a law enforcement official told NBC News on Thursday.
The disclosure of the attorney general’s role came as President Barack Obama, in a major speech on his counterterrorism policy, said Holder had agreed to review Justice Department guidelines governing investigations that involve journalists.
“I am troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable,” Obama said. “Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs.”
The Gateway Pundit adds, Holder Lied to Congress On His Role in Investigating News Reporters. Watch the VIDEO. The Obama administration has no shame. They really believe that no one is going to hold them accountable for their actions. It’s up to you America, are you?
This is what Holder told Congress:
“First of all you’ve got a long way to go to try to prosecute the press for publication of material. This has not fared well in American history… In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material. This is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.“
But wait don’t worry, the Lonely Conservative opines, “Oh, but not to worry. President Obama has instructed Holder to investigate himself, so I’m sure nothing like this will ever happen again.” Yes, sarcasm is included! At this point we might as well have an independent investigator looking at every aspect of the Chicago style politics of Barack Obama. Every thing they have done has been questionable, meant to intimidate and against the Constitution. What a joke the Obama administration has become and sadly. ultimately the joke is on “We the People” and the “US Constitution”.
Exactly how is Eric Holder not asked to resign?
All this as we head into Memorial Day where we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to fight against tyranny and uphold the United States if America and the US Constitution.
Return of the Jedi …
California-based Tea Party group, the NorCal Tea Party Patriots, become the first to sue the IRS accusing the IRS of violating its constitutional rights due to the “intensive and intrusive scrutiny” it received while seeking tax-exempt status. Let the pigeons loose. Hopefully, this will be just the beginning of the law suits against the IRS that have admitted to targeting conservative and Tea Party groups. As reported at the Politico, the group alleges it applied for tax-exempt status in March 2010 but didn’t receive approval until Aug. 2 of last year. The lawsuit accuses the IRS of violating the First and Fifth amendments and seeks monetary damages.
A California-based Tea Party group sued the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Monday in what marked the first lawsuit to stem from an investigation finding the agency singled-out conservative organizations.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, the NorCal Tea Party Patriots accused the IRS of violating its constitutional rights due to the “intensive and intrusive scrutiny” it received while seeking tax-exempt status.
The lawsuit sought class action status on behalf of all conservative and libertarian groups – such as those associated with the Tea Party movement – that were targeted by the IRS for extra scrutiny from March 2010 through the middle of this month. Tea Party groups call for reduced federal spending and taxation.
We are sure you were as disgusted as we were upon hearing the news of the top down abuse of power the IRS has aimed at Conservative groups. Today, we are on the precipice of something monumental to correct the balance of power. We are taking the fight directly to the IRS.
Like many of you, we know folks who have been subjected to harassment and abuse by the IRS as they tried to obtain their non-profit status. I have first-hand knowledge because the first tea party group that I was involved with was unfairly targeted.
We are not sitting back and waiting for Congress to fix things. Citizens for Self-Governance (CSG) decided to take matters into our own hands. We found the best lawyers in the country for aggressive litigation versus the federal government and, with our assistance, the NorCal Tea Party filed a class action suit against the IRS Monday in Ohio Federal Court.
Many other small grassroots organizations dedicated to liberty have been damaged or intimidated to the point of giving up, so CSG will provide the guidance and support needed to vindicate their rights in a direct legal battle with the IRS.
If you or someone you know has been harassed by the IRS and are interested in participating in the class action suit, let us know. You can send an inquiry by going to the website SueTheIRS.com. There’s no cost to you…because we are here to help you fight. (more)
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The Shawshank Arias … Facing the Death Penalty, Jodi Arias Changes Her Mind and Now Begs for Her Life … Vows to Contribute to Society in Prison
Looks like Jodi Arias lied again …
Shawshank Jodi Arias Redemption.
Remember when Jodi Arias in a jail house interview stated that she preferred death and to die sooner, rather than later? Looks like some one is backtracking on her death wish. But of course that is par for the course when it comes to Jodi Arias. Facing the death penalty, Jodi Arias now says she wants to live as she begged for her life ad promises to contribute to society while in prison. HUH? That is correct, the convicted murderer told jurors that promises she’ll start literacy and recycling programs if sentenced to life in prison. It sounds like some one has been watching ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ on prison TV and thinks they are a cross between Andy Dufresne and Warden Norton. Arias wants to build a library, teach individuals to read and create jobs. If the jury does give her life in prison instead of the death penalty, let me just be the first one to warn the prison warden, do not allow Jodi to have any posters on her wall of Rita Hayworth or Raquel Welch. Sorry, but if this wasn’t so sad, it might be more funny.
The Arizona woman has backtracked from her previous plea for death, now telling the jury that she can contribute to society if she’s allowed to live.
Addressing the same eight men and four women who found her guilty of first-degree murder, a trembling Arias promised that her life behind bars would not be wasted. She has plenty of ideas about how to bring about positive changes, including donating her hair to be made into wigs for cancer victims, designing T-shirts that would raise money for victims of domestic abuse and helping recycle trash.
She believes that last plan would greatly reduce the “huge loads” of waste taken to landfills.
“It could create new jobs and have a far-reaching impact on the planet,” she said.
The penalty phase of Arias’ trial continued on Tuesday as Arias spoke to the jurors that held her life in their hands. The former waitress spent years denying that she killed her former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in his suburban Phoenix home. In court, she apologized for the pain she caused his family.
Among her ideas to “affect positive change and contribute in a meaningful way”: implementing a recycling program; teaching women to read; starting a book club; and donating her hair to Locks of Love, which she said she’s done three times since her arrest.
“Additionally,” she said in the bizarre plea to the jury, “I designed a T-shirt … This is the T-shirt” — it says “Survivor” in a simple purple font — “in which 100 percent of the proceeds go to support non-profit organizations, which also assist other victims of domestic violence.
Jury Says that Convicted Murderer Jodi Arias is Eligible for the Death Penalty … Death Wish for Arias
Jodi Arias, don’t ask for things they might come true …
This afternoon, jurors in Jodi Arias murder trial decided that the woman convicted of first degree murder of her boyfriend, Travis Alexander, should be eligible for the death penalty . The jury determined that Arias murdered Alexander in an “especially cruel and heinous” manner. Next up in the trial is the penalty phase, when the jury panel will weigh her possible execution. The jury will determine whether she lives or dies begins tomorrow.
Arias, 32, admitted killing Travis Alexander in June 2008 at his suburban Phoenix home. She first denied involvement. Two years after her arrest, she said it was self-defense. Prosecutors said she planned the killing in a jealous rage.
Next comes the final penalty phase, when prosecutors call witnesses, including Alexander’s family, as they attempt to convince jurors that Arias should face the ultimate punishment. Arias’ attorneys will work to gain sympathy from jurors to spare her life.
During Wednesday’s proceedings, Alexander’s family sobbed in the front row as prosecutor Juan Martinez took the jury through the killing one more time. He described how blood gushed from Alexander’s chest, hands and throat as he stood at the sink in his master bathroom and looked into the mirror with Arias behind him.
“The last thing he saw before he lapsed into unconsciousness … was that blade coming to his throat,” Martinez said. “And the last thing he felt before he left this Earth was pain.”
In a past interview Jodi Arias stated that she preferred death and to die sooner, rather than later. The jury may actually give Arias her death wish. Tomorrow promises to be an emotional, heart-wrenching day as family members will present their feelings on what the punishment should be to the court.
O.J. Simpson One Hand Freed During Vegas Hearing … Claiming Ineffective Counsel for Reason for New Trial (Update: Yale Galanter Takes Stand, Deefends Himself)
O.J. Simpson freed. Well not quite, just his right hand. Simpson won a small victory today when District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell allowed the defense request that Simpson’s right hand will be unshackled to allow him to drink water and take notes during his trial. His left hand will be cuffed to his chair. Simpson is attempting to get a new trial citing grossly ineffective counsel. Currently Simpson is serving 9 to 33 years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping charges. Could it be possible that OJ Simpson could be back in another court room and another trial if he is granted his motion of ineffective counsel and be granted his writ of Habeas Corpus?
Simpson allowed use of right hand at trial … let’s hope there are no knives nearby
Lawyers for O.J. Simpson are claiming that his lawyer for his robbery trial gave such bad advice and had such conflicted interests that Simpson deserves a new trial.
LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson became so dependent on his lawyer during his Las Vegas armed robbery trial that the former football star would have done anything Yale Galanter advised — including passing up the chance to testify, his co-counsel testified Tuesday.
“I could advise O.J. all day long, and he was very respectful of me,” Gabriel Grasso told the court. “But if I advised him of something different from what Yale said, he would do what Yale said.”
It was Galanter’s decision not to have Simpson testify, Grasso said. [...]
Simpson won a small victory Tuesday when District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell granted a defense request to have one of Simpson’s hands unshackled to drink water and take notes. Simpson’s left hand was still cuffed to his chair.
Simpson managed a smile and a waist-high wave with his shackled hand as he entered the courtroom and found friends and family members in the audience. Among them was Tom Scotto, whose wedding was the reason for Simpson’s ill- fated trip to Las Vegas.
UPDATE I: Attorney angrily defends handling of O.J. Simpson case: The current and former defense lawyers clash as the onetime football star seeks a retrial, claiming the attorney in his 2008 conviction was incompetent.
Over a day of often-vitriolic cross examination, O.J. Simpson’s former defense attorney faced a barrage of pointed challenges that his representation was so shoddy and even duplicitous that the fallen football star deserves a new trial in a 2008 robbery and kidnapping conviction.
Among the accusations hurled at Miami-based lawyer Yale Galanter: That he refused to hire experts to testify for Simpson in order to boost his own profits in the case and that he failed to adequately advise Simpson about a possible plea agreement offered by prosecutors.
Good grief, another Obama administration scandal, AP-GATE – Talk about irony, the AP finds itself reporting on itself …
Richard Nixon Barack Obama Administration secretly Obtains AP Phone records.
MORE CHICAGO-STYLE POLITICS … From the AP comes the following, the Obama administration’s Justice Department secretly obtained phone records of the Associated Press for two month. The Justice Department seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists from its offices in New York, Washington, DC and Hartford, Connecticut in April and May of 2012. Hmm, right in the midst of a presidential election. The AP is calling it a ”massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news. Once again the Obama administration is sounding a bit “Nixonian”. The MSM has been a lapdog for Barack Obama in the not covering and holding this president’s feet to the fire, now the shoe is on the other foot and they are being abused by this paranoid White House. The Justice Department has a lot of explaining to do as to why this is not to be interpreted as government intimidation. Which is beginning to become a daily patters of Obama administration scandals. First we hear that the IRS is operating against Conservatives and political enemies of Obama and now the Justice Department is secretly tapping the AP, all during the run up and during a presidential election. Can you say Barack “Nixon” Obama.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.
The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of the calls.
In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown, but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.
In a phrase, It’s an Obama world, and now the MSM knows what it feels like to be a Conservative in America and on the Obama enemies list. The AP and other media outlets are livid as they called the Justice Department’s seizing of AP phone records over a two month period “chilling” and a “dragnet to intimidate the media.” Gary Pruitt, the president and CEO of the AP sent a scathing letter in response to the revelations. Calling it a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” that is “a serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights.”
“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,” Pruitt said.
Journalists and the MSM were already starting to turn on the Obama administration and now they learn about this intrusion into “Freedom of the Press” as the Politico pens, Journalists fume over DOJ raid on AP. If Obama loses the very people who have been complicit in not informing the American people as to the complete failure of this president, he will be destroyed. Sorry, but there is no way that Attorney General Eric Holder did not have to sign off on this for approval.
What is stunning is the breadth of the seizure!” Van Susteren said. “If you read the AP President’s letter to DOJ, and if his letter is accurate, the seizure was very broad: 2 months of telephone records involving many who work at AP! 20 phone lines, home and cell? NY, DC, Connecticut employees? That doesn’t sound like a criminal investigation, that sounds like a dragnet to intimidate the media. The US Attorney’s issued statement about the secret seizure was blah, blah, blah. It doesn’t say anything. The DOJ better be following the law and the Constitution.”
Jury Finds Abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell Guilty on 3 Capital Charges of First Degree Murder … Could Be Sentenced to Death
GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY ON THREE CAPTIAL CHARGES OF MURDER!!!
The jury has found abortion
doctor MONSTER and BABY KILLER on three capital charges of first degree murder of Babies “A,” “C” and “D” for severing the spinal cords of infants born during abortions at his West Philadelphia clinic. Gosnell also was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of 41 year old Virginia woman Karnamaya Mongar, who died from an overdose of drugs while undergoing an abortion at the clinic. The 72 year old Kermit Gosnell could be sentenced to death. How absolutely fitting for this butcher. What should only be fitting is that Gosnell be forced to have the same death sentence performed upon him that he had no issue with performing on the unborn, or even the born.
A Philadelphia abortion provider who killed babies by cutting their spinal cords with scissors was found guilty of first-degree murder on Monday.
The conviction on three counts of first-degree murder means Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, could be sentenced to death.
Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore sobbed after the verdict in the high-profile case was announced. Gosnell appeared shocked. He let out a sigh and shook his head back and forth.
Defense attorney Jack McMahon told CNN it’s too soon to tell whether he will appeal the conviction.
The actions of this monster were so heinous it was actually nearly impossible to follow the case of the gruesome and gory details of what he did to the live born babies and the conditions to which abortions were carried out were beyond comprehension. This SOB killed live born babies by cutting their spines with scissors. Good God. The Lonely Conservative states that Gosnell’s attorney is on TV right now and said his client is “disappointed and upset.” What’s that sound, crickets playing the violin. Not only should this POS hand his head in shame, he should be hung for his heinous actions. There is a special spot in Hell reserved for this baby killer. I can only hope that Gosnell is sentenced to death as poetic justice.
The jury will return Tuesday to hear evidence on whether Gosnell should get the death penalty.
UPDATE I: From Sister Toldja: At last, justice for some of the many babies “Dr.” Gosnell murdered. Amen Sistah!
Conveniently left out of their little “statement of support” for the verdicts was the fact that the state of Pennsylvania was derelict in their routine inspection duties for over 15 years on all PA abortion clinics because they didn’t want to face the wrath of the likes of “feminist” groups like Planned Parenthood, who while claiming to make women’s health their number one priority strangely don’t take too kindly to too much state oversight of abortion clinics, you know, because they want the utmost “privacy for the patients” and all that.
EXIT THOUGHT … So if Gosnell performed the abortion correctly, it was just an abortion. But because the babies were born and he snipped their spines, he is a first degree, capital murderer. Makes one really think about that whole pro-choice thing, doesn’t it?
OJ Simpson Heads to Court Monday Seeking “Hail Mary Motion,” a Writ of Habeas Corpus, Stating Bad Representation Should Reverse his Conviction and New Trial Ordered
He’s baaack, like a bad penny.
O.J. Simpson will return to court in Las Vegas, Nevada in and attempt to seek a “Hail Mary” motion, better known as a writ of Habeas Corpus. The motion claims that OJ had such bad representation during his first trial that his conviction should be reversed and a new trial ordered. In 2008 Simpson was convicted on armed robbery and kidnapping charges and sent to prison after “The Juice” participated in a bizarre hotel room robbery, claiming he was trying to get back personal memorabilia that he claimed was stolen from him. Simpson was found guilty as the “glove fit” this time and is presently serving 9 to 33 years for the crimes.
Simpson has filed 19 claims of ineffective counsel and attorney conflict of interest in the 2008 case. Simpson contends his trial attorney never told him about a plea bargain that had been offered by prosecutors. He also said in a sworn statement that the same attorney knew about the memorabilia sting before it happened, and “he advised me that I was within my legal rights.”
Simpson is expected to testify sometime during the week-long hearing.
Too bad this verdict did not happen in a Los Angles, CA court room
Most defendants lose these motions, but in this case nobody is taking bets on the outcome. When it comes to O.J Simpson, who knows?
Nothing is the same when O.J. is involved,” said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson, who observed Simpson’s Los Angeles trial. “An O.J. case is never like any other case.”
Simpson was famously acquitted on murder charges related to the death of his ex-wife and her friend in a 1995 trial that captivated the nation. When he was sentenced in 2008, Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass, referencing the murder trial, said that her penalty was not intended as “retribution or any payback for anything else.”
Doesn’t OJ Simpson know, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? Including criminals found guilty. For some one who got away with murder, Simpson should count his lucky stars that he is still breathing and has a possibility of getting parole.
Prosecutor May Seek Death Penalty for Cleveland House of Horrors Kidnap, Rape Suspect Ariel Castro of Victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight
Ohio prosecutor may seek the death penalty for the Cleveland “House of Horrors” kidnap and rape suspect Ariel Castro. MAY!!! Let me repeat that, MAY???!!! What else would one do with this POS? Not only did Castro kidnap and hold captive Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight for a decade, he repeatedly raped them as well. Add to it the reported five miscarriages that Michelle Knight suffered at the hands of beatings from Castro. MAY? You had better seek the DEATH PENALTY against this comp pice of human waste. These three woman need to know that he is dead and never going to harm them again. Nothing is more permanent than dead.
An Ohio prosecutor says he may seek the death penalty against the man accused of imprisoning three women at his home for about a decade for forcing them to suffer miscarriages.
Cuyahoga County prosecutor Thomas McGinty says Ohio law calls for the death penalty for the “most depraved criminals who commit aggravated murder during the course of a kidnapping.” He says aggravated murder charges could be filed related to pregnancies terminated by force.
Ariel Castro is being held on $8 million bail. The 52-year-old former school bus driver was under a suicide watch in jail, where he was being held on kidnapping and rape charges for holding three women — Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — inside his home for about a decade.