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Qtec
02-24-2011, 04:03 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And where today is the spirit of Atticus?

“We have a Justice Department that has substantially been turned into a political arm of the White House,” Bruce Fein told the McClatchy Newspapers earlier this week. He went on to say that the public could have no confidence that federal prosecutions of Democrats by the Justice Department were fair. Mr. Fein is a conservative Republican lawyer and legal scholar of some note–the former senior legal analyst at the Heritage Foundation. As the Deputy Attorney General, he was responsible for the operational management of the Justice Department under President Ronald Reagan. Bruce Fein would not make such a charge lightly. He is speaking from knowledge, not conjecture.

His accusations rest on a growing body of evidence. Two professors at the University of Minnesota looked at the Bush Justice Department’s prosecution of cases involving political figures. It showed seven prosecutions of Democrats for every one Republican. These prosecutions are coordinated and directed by the Public Integrity Unit, a group now under suspicion of being the single most politicized part of the Justice Department.

Under the direction of the White House, and particularly Karl Rove, the Justice Department undertook a series of prosecutions designed to undermine the positions of elected Democratic officeholders and help the Republican Party take their positions. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>In this space over the last two months, I have catalogued a series of cases which suggest White House-driven manipulation of criminal prosecutions. Sometimes the White House has intervened to shut down or obstruct prosecutions of Republicans—a process that started certainly by the spring of 2002, when Jack Abramoff,<span style="color: #CC0000"> Convicted criminal.</span> <u>a protégé of Karl Rove and Tom DeLay, <span style="color: #990000"> Also a convicted criminal.</span></u> sought White House intervention to fire the U.S. Attorney in Guam. <u>“I don’t care if they appoint bozo the clown, we need to get rid of Fred Black,” Abramoff wrote in March 2002.. And indeed, following White House intervention, the U.S. attorney was fired,</u> a Republican party functionary was appointed in his place, and the investigation that threatened to expose a seedy Abramoff operation involving human trafficking was shut down.</span> Thanks to the role played directly by the White House, the process took only a few days. Similarly, we have documented meddling to protect Republicans in San Diego, Los Angeles, Little Rock, Kansas City, and Arizona.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>And then, still more troubling, there is White House intervention to persecute their political opponents: <span style="color: #3333FF">the telltale sign of tyranny.</span> </span>Georgia Thompson was a state contracting officer in Wisconsin prosecuted for corruption when she awarded a bid to a contractor that had made campaign contributions to the state’s Democratic governor. The fact that the contractor was the low bidder was apparently considered irrelevant to the prosecutor. Records later established that the prosecutor in question had been slated for firing by Karl Rove because he was not doing enough to help the Republican Party. However, the Thompson prosecution was hyped to the media throughout the 2006 election campaign in a transparent effort to bolster the GOP’s election chances. And in the end, the prosecutor’s name disappeared from the list of those to be canned. The case resulted in a conviction. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Then it came before an all-Republican panel from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which immediately ordered Thompson’s release and dismissed the whole conviction with a word: “preposterous.</span>” But note: it was a conviction. <span style="color: #990000">The U.S. Attorney in Milwaukee actually hoodwinked a group of jurors and a federal district court judge into accepting a ridiculous bucket of slop as a criminal case. It’s a strong testimonial to the fact that in America today, a jury will readily accept that accusations of corruption against a political figure are true, even when there is no evidence, and no corruption.

But the Georgia Thompson case <u>is not the worst.</u></span> <span style='font-size: 20pt'>Far, far more troubling still is the conviction of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman in a prosecution in Montgomery.</span> </div></div>

read on if you dare (http://www.harpers.org/archive/2007/06/hbc-90000351)



Q

LWW
02-24-2011, 05:04 AM
So dems are committing crimes at a 7:1 ratio ... and this is surprising?

LWW

LWW
02-24-2011, 05:05 AM
BTW ... bringing up the Siegelman case again only proves you to be a useful tool of the regime, not that anyone had much doubt.

LWW

Gayle in MD
02-24-2011, 09:37 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And where today is the spirit of Atticus?

“We have a Justice Department that has substantially been turned into a political arm of the White House,” Bruce Fein told the McClatchy Newspapers earlier this week. He went on to say that the public could have no confidence that federal prosecutions of Democrats by the Justice Department were fair. Mr. Fein is a conservative Republican lawyer and legal scholar of some note–the former senior legal analyst at the Heritage Foundation. As the Deputy Attorney General, he was responsible for the operational management of the Justice Department under President Ronald Reagan. Bruce Fein would not make such a charge lightly. He is speaking from knowledge, not conjecture.

His accusations rest on a growing body of evidence. Two professors at the University of Minnesota looked at the Bush Justice Department’s prosecution of cases involving political figures. It showed seven prosecutions of Democrats for every one Republican. These prosecutions are coordinated and directed by the Public Integrity Unit, a group now under suspicion of being the single most politicized part of the Justice Department.

Under the direction of the White House, and particularly Karl Rove, the Justice Department undertook a series of prosecutions designed to undermine the positions of elected Democratic officeholders and help the Republican Party take their positions. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>In this space over the last two months, I have catalogued a series of cases which suggest White House-driven manipulation of criminal prosecutions. Sometimes the White House has intervened to shut down or obstruct prosecutions of Republicans—a process that started certainly by the spring of 2002, when Jack Abramoff,<span style="color: #CC0000"> Convicted criminal.</span> <u>a protégé of Karl Rove and Tom DeLay, <span style="color: #990000"> Also a convicted criminal.</span></u> sought White House intervention to fire the U.S. Attorney in Guam. <u>“I don’t care if they appoint bozo the clown, we need to get rid of Fred Black,” Abramoff wrote in March 2002.. And indeed, following White House intervention, the U.S. attorney was fired,</u> a Republican party functionary was appointed in his place, and the investigation that threatened to expose a seedy Abramoff operation involving human trafficking was shut down.</span> Thanks to the role played directly by the White House, the process took only a few days. Similarly, we have documented meddling to protect Republicans in San Diego, Los Angeles, Little Rock, Kansas City, and Arizona.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>And then, still more troubling, there is White House intervention to persecute their political opponents: <span style="color: #3333FF">the telltale sign of tyranny.</span> </span>Georgia Thompson was a state contracting officer in Wisconsin prosecuted for corruption when she awarded a bid to a contractor that had made campaign contributions to the state’s Democratic governor. The fact that the contractor was the low bidder was apparently considered irrelevant to the prosecutor. Records later established that the prosecutor in question had been slated for firing by Karl Rove because he was not doing enough to help the Republican Party. However, the Thompson prosecution was hyped to the media throughout the 2006 election campaign in a transparent effort to bolster the GOP’s election chances. And in the end, the prosecutor’s name disappeared from the list of those to be canned. The case resulted in a conviction. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Then it came before an all-Republican panel from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which immediately ordered Thompson’s release and dismissed the whole conviction with a word: “preposterous.</span>” But note: it was a conviction. <span style="color: #990000">The U.S. Attorney in Milwaukee actually hoodwinked a group of jurors and a federal district court judge into accepting a ridiculous bucket of slop as a criminal case. It’s a strong testimonial to the fact that in America today, a jury will readily accept that accusations of corruption against a political figure are true, even when there is no evidence, and no corruption.

But the Georgia Thompson case <u>is not the worst.</u></span> <span style='font-size: 20pt'>Far, far more troubling still is the conviction of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman in a prosecution in Montgomery.</span> </div></div>

read on if you dare (http://www.harpers.org/archive/2007/06/hbc-90000351)



Q </div></div>

Then they followed up by blocking ALL of President Obama's appointments, for two damned years, demonized such titles as "CZAR" which has been part of American Political Lexicon for decades, but under Obama, they decided to link it to communism!

I always said, Obama should have fired every single Attorney General, and appointed his own.

G.

Sev
02-24-2011, 09:53 AM
Obama should just do the nation a favor and present his resignation.

JohnnyD
02-24-2011, 02:45 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Obama should just do the nation a favor and present his resignation. </div></div>AND his birth certificate from kenya.

LWW
02-24-2011, 05:48 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JohnnyD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Obama should just do the nation a favor and present his resignation. </div></div>AND his birth certificate from kenya. </div></div>

Excellent post.

LWW