By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
The Obama administration in and around Washington, D.C. has ‘progressively’ gotten to seem more and more like Al Capone’s Chicago organized crime dynasty, since his taking office in January 2009–primarily because of the ‘unholy alliance’ between U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the function of which seems to be to protection themselves and members of the regime from any [legitimate] scandal investigation or prosecution.
This architecture is not really surprising, as Obama, Holder and many of [Obama's] past and present administration ‘members’ actually call Chicago home, including newly elected Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who ‘bolted’ from The White House as the president’s Chief of Staff, to take the ‘coveted’ position upon the retirement of the second Mayor Daley to occupy the office.
Just as Al Capone realized that, as a bootlegger during ‘Prohibition,’ his organization’s security and longevity would ultimately rely on controlling law enforcement from the top down, in the mid-1920′s it was believed that he had up to 50 percent of the police force on his payroll–along with numerous judges, public officials and politicians.
Capone’s tightly woven, money or fear-driven web of ‘ influence’ was so widespread that it even extended down to jury members, which rendered it impossible to convict him of any crime in Chicago, according to a September 2008 condensed biography of Al Capone by Chas Oakley of Penn State University.
At this point the facts would suggest that the Obama administration has copied and implemented Capone’s ‘architecture’ by political means, and it is performing as designed–especially as the FBI and ATF are essentially ‘operating subsidiaries of Eric Holder’s DOJ–and not one of the major scandal investigations has had any resolution in nearly two years.
At the top of the list is Solyndra Solar, along with all of the other failed ‘green technology’ companies–owned by Obama campaign donors and ‘bundlers’–that preferentially received billions of dollars in ‘stimulus money’ via a ‘liberal’ Department of Energy loan guarantee program, which cost taxpayers $535 million on the Solyndra bankruptcy alone.
Then there is the catastrophic ATF operation “Fast and Furious,” that ‘provided’ over 2,000 assault weapons to the Mexican Drug cartels, many of which were found to have been involved in the gruesome murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and countless Mexican law enforcement, government officials and civilians. Eric Holder’s refusal to adequately respond to two Congressional subpoenas over nearly two years caused him to the first Attorney General to have a “Contempt of Congress” citation pinned to his chest.
A letter from a DOJ senior staff member to Congress stated that even if a warrant for Holder’s arrest were issued in the matter–they would refuse to act on it.
Five individuals responsible for the operation, from the ATF head on down to the field supervisor (all of whom are still employed, but were ‘re-assigned’ to office positions at ATF HQ in Washington, DC), were identified in the first of three reports from the Congressional investigation that were released yesterday, according to a FOXNews article yesterday.
But, still no information on those in executive positions, as to what they knew when–which no one expects to surface before the elections–probably all according to plan.
Finally, the matter of the ongoing classified military and CIA operation information leaks, which must have come from individuals high up in the White House, because of the content of the actual quotes, secure places cited and descriptions given to the press, appearing in the articles, according to Catherine Herridge’s July 30th FOXNews article.
It is also very damning that the only person on the planet who could possibly benefit from these leaks is Barack Obama, as they are obviously intended to enhance his image during this election year–no one else.
That’s probably why Barack Obama and Eric Holder have refused to appointment a ‘Special Independent Council’ to perform the investigation–instead appointing two DOJ prosecutors, one of which has already been identified as an Obama campaign donor…
However the temperature is rising and the ‘clock is ticking’ for The White House, as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), has identified seven past and present, high ranking Obama administration officials for questioning in the matter, in a July 12th letter that has so far gone unanswered, and they are:
- Thomas Donilon-National Security Adviser
- James Clapper-Director of National Intelligence
- Bill Daley-former White House Chief of Staff
- John Brennan-Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
- Denis McNaughton-Deputy National Security Adviser
- Audrey Tomason-Director for Counterterrorism
- Antony Blinken-National Security Adviser to the Vice President
In view of Eric Holder’s ‘Contempt of Congress,’ and considering his position, could there be any other response expected from these individuals?
Thankfully, now there is a very serious ‘crack’ in the armor of the Obama/Holder protection alliance, embedded in the 22 page, July 23, 2012 ruling and order, by Washington, D.C. U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton.
Amazingly, the order stems from a disputed [legal fee] request by plaintiff Judicial Watch, which filed suit and litigated a “Freedom of Information Act” request for documents against the Department of Justice, regarding the DOJ’s now famous, abrupt dismissal of the [seemingly open-and-shut] “Voter Intimidation” charges against four members of the New Black Panthers–in order to determine if there was any ‘political influence’ involved in the decision.
Incredibly, as part of the fee ‘justification’ process, the Judge did determine that the documents did include a series of emails, between two political appointees: former Democratic election lawyer and current Deputy Associate Attorney General Sam Hirsch and Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli.
For example, one April 30, 2009 email from Hirsch to Perrelli:
Fw: New Black Panther Party Update
I need to discuss this with you tomorrow morning. I’ll send you another email on this shortly.
If you want to discuss it this evening, please let me know which number to call and when.
The Court finds that the foregoing emails added, at least to some degree, “‘to the fund of information that citizens may use in making vital political choices.’”
The documents reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status and resolution of the New Black Panther Party case in the days preceding the DOJ’s dismissal of claims in that case, which would appear to contradict Assistant Attorney General Perez’s testimony that political leadership was not involved in that decision. Surely the public has an interest in documents that cast doubt on the accuracy of government officials’ representations regarding the possible politicization of agency decision making. And the DOJ has not shown that these particular materials were released prior to this litigation, or that the information contained therein was already in the public domain.
This court case clearly proved effective in revealing the Obama administration ‘tampering,’ in the DOJ decision to drop the charges against the New Black Panthers–even though both Obama and Holder denied it publicly.
Therefore, considering the tactical similarities of the New Black Panther case and ‘Fast and Furious,’–where Holder and Obama have repeatedly, and publicly, denied any foreknowledge or involvement–what could have been the reason that Barack Obama quickly threw his ‘cloak’ of Executive Privilege over the Fast and Furious documents…on the very day Holder was held in “Contempt of Congress?”
Felony ‘Obstruction of Justice’ and ‘Perjury’ charges, once the true facts finally come out–after January 20, 2013.
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