Post Tagged with: "Attorney general"

July 26, 2011 05:49

Rep. Issa: AG Holder knew and lied or isn’t doing his job

Commenting on the ATF gunrunner scandal, chairman of the House oversight and reform committee Darrell Issa said Attorney General Eric Holder either knew about operation fast and furious and lied to congress or he is letting his department do such things without any leadership and in either case implied Obama should fire Holder.

March 25, 2010 01:15

Obama’s Education Secretary Arne Duncan caught in school influence scheme

Children get spots in the city’s premier schools based on whom their parents know.

March 11, 2010 06:33

Are Holder’s undisclosed legal opinions why he sides with terrorists for civilian trials

Holder has a right to his opinion, but as the nation’s top law-enforcement officer, he does not have a right to ignore the law because of his personal views.

March 10, 2010 05:10

New ACORN vote fraud charges show how close elections like Al Franken’s in MN were probably won by fraud

“The complaint alleges that Miles and Clancy submitted multiple voter registration applications for the same individuals, and also were part of a scheme in which they and other (special registration deputies) registered each other to vote multiple times in order to meet voter registration quotas imposed by ACORN,” the Van Hollen news release says. Both were charged with one felony count. ACORN could not be reached for comment Monday.

February 20, 2010 06:45

Holder admits nine Obama Dept. of Justice officials worked for terrorist detainees -no wonder they want to close GITMO

Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department.

February 15, 2010 05:06

Former CIA Director Hayden: Thiessen’s ‘Courting Disaster’ a must-read

He doesn’t use much varnish in his treatment of opponents, either. While not quite condemning them outright, he does take a variety of players to task. He chronicles, for example, the current attorney general’s journey from counter-terrorism hawk in 2002 (“They are not prisoners of war…they are not, in fact, people entitled to the protection of the Geneva Convention.”) to this in 2008 (“Our government…denied the writ of habeas corpus to hundreds of accused enemy combatants and authorized the use of procedures that violate both international law and the United States Constitution….We owe the American people a reckoning.”) Thiessen is also not particularly kind to civil liberties lobbies who have seemed to push their agendas without regard for any security consequences and he saves a special brand of disdain for the pro bono work of law firms who seem bent on discovering new “rights” for enemy combatants.