Posts Tagged ‘Attorney General’
But it is a 2007 FlashBack: Obama calls on AG Gonzales for being the Presidents (not the peoples) Attorney and for using the office for Political Vendettas On Larry King Live, presidential candidate Barack Obama stuck it to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and called on him to resign. The Illinois Senator brought up a great point that Gonzales was acting more like the President's attorney and not the people's attorney: OBAMA: What you get a sense of is an Attorney General who saw himself as an abler of the Administration, as opposed to somebody that was actually trying to look out for the American people's interests. And for that reason, I think it's time for him to step down.
NBC news is reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the warrant that caused the investigation of Fox News reporter James Rosen personal emails. A law enforcement official told Isikoff that Holder's approval came "after senior Justice officials concluded there was 'probable cause' that Rosen's communications with his source, identified as intelligence analyst Stephen Kim, met the legal burden for such searches." The Justice Dept. had described Rosen as either "an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator" of Kim's -- language that drew outrage from Fox News and leading media organizations. Via - POLITICO.com. NBC is not reporting it's own story on News Outlets On Thursday's Nightly News, White House correspondent Peter Alexander passed up the perfect opportunity to [...]
Eric Holder: "I don't Know" - then he ends with, "you cannot know what I know"
Maybe this will wake them up to Obama's Tyrannical Government. Department of Justice spies on Associated Press Journalists The U.S. Department of Justice notified The Associated Press on Friday, May 10, that it had secretly obtained telephone records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP journalists and offices, including cell and home phone lines. AP is asking the DOJ for an immediate explanation of the extraordinary action and for the records to be returned to AP and all copies destroyed. AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt protested the massive intrusion into AP’s newsgathering activities in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, May 13. In the letter Pruitt states: “There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of [...]
What an interesting day in political foot in mouth from the White house. FLOUTS gave an interview to a CBS affiliate WCAX and said she was a, "Single Mother". President Obama flirtatiously called the California Attorney General the best looking in America. California Attorney General Kamala Harris did meet Obama at the Airport and it appears they were happy to see each other. It does seem like the Obama's go on separate vacations a bit more often than previous first families. We will be listening for a domestic at 1600 Pennsylvania. First lady Michelle Obama slipped up in a local TV interview Thursday and accidentally called herself a “single mother.” “Believe me, as a busy single mother– or, I shouldn’t say single, as a busy mother. Sometimes, you know, when [...]
White House, Holder responds to Rand Paul after #RandStand: ‘The answer is no’ Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., to confirm that President Obama does not have the authority to kill an American on U.S. soil in a non-combat situation, Obama’s spokesman announced today. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney quoted from the letter that Holder sent to Paul today. “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil?” Holder wrote, per Carney. “The answer is no.” via WashingtonExaminer.com.
Yes, America, Obama doesn't torture, but he sure could kill you. President Barack Obama has the legal authority to unleash deadly force—such as drone strikes—against Americans on U.S. soil without first putting them on trial, Attorney General Eric Holder wrote in a letter released Tuesday. But Holder, writing to Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, underlined that Obama “has no intention” of targeting his fellow citizens with unmanned aerial vehicles and would do so only if facing “an extraordinary circumstance.” Paul had asked the Obama administration on Feb. 20 whether the president "has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil and without trial." On Tuesday, he denounced Holder's response as “frightening” [...]
President Obama is holding on to Eric Holder as the nation’s top law-enforcement official, The Post has learned. The newly re-elected president asked his controversial attorney general to stay for the second term, and Holder has agreed despite enduring a firestorm of criticism from Republican lawmakers. “I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him to stay, but the important guy does, and that’s all that matters,” said one person briefed on the matter. Holder’s office declined to comment. Read More
So is this how the DOJ gets around the constitution on the right to assembly? Just call a package suspicious? The Secret Service on Monday shutdown a student-protest calling for the firing of Attorney General Eric Holder saying they were acting on concerns over a 'a suspicious package' apparently left by a tourist on White House grounds. Secret Service officials forced the approximately 50 student-activists, who organized the event over social media, to leave the area after the protest had attracted significant attention from members of the White House press corps. and major news outlets. Maurice Lewis, a student at the University of California, Merced, who marched in the event told Campus Reform that the Secret Service had seemed on edge well before the "suspicious package" was [...]
Who would have Thunk it? One day after the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to provide documents relating to the Fast and Furious gunwalking program, White House spokesperson Jay Carney said the criminal prosecution of the contempt charges will not move forward. "The prosecution will not take place in this circumstance," Carney said during a press gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to Colorado. He said the president's assertion of executive privilege over the related documents makes the matter moot. via White House: Holder won't be prosecuted for contempt - Political Hotsheet - CBS News.