Eric Holder Promotes UN Redistribution of Wealth to “Fight Terrorism”

Ben Johnson,The White House Watch

In the film The
Assassination of Richard Nixon
,Sean Penn’s boss advises him that Nixon
was the greatest salesman of all time,because in two successive elections he
hoodwinked the American people with the same promise:that he would end the war
in Vietnam. [1] Eric Holder must have been Penn’s understudy.

The Huffington Post reports
that the attorney general and supreme
representative of his people
told the UN
Secretary-General’s Symposium on International Counter-Terrorism Conference

“Tuesday that the Obama administration will do its utmost to close the U.S.
prison at Guantanamo Bay before next year’s presidential elections.”Bloggers on
the Left
and the Right
have noted Holder’s hypocrisy. None has yet reported that this recycled 2008
campaign promise came as part of a speech that invited the UN to create an
“international legal and policy framework”for waging the War on Terror in
“civilian courts,”and which pledged to redistribute taxpayer dollars to fight
such “root causes”of terrorism as global income “inequality.”Eric Holder vowed
to bring terrorists to the mainland,diminishing U.S. wealth to the Third
World,and UN norms to the halls of power.

As the centerpiece of this feckless conference,UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon announced the creation of a new
UN anti-terrorism center —financed by Saudi Arabia
.

On Monday,Holder addressed
the United Nations Secretary-General’s Symposium on International
Counter-Terrorism Cooperation. Holder asserted on 9/11 world leaders agreed “to
respond to national challenges with international action,with global
solutions,and with a renewed commitment to collaboration.”

In this work,the United Nations has led the way – by developing an
international legal and policy framework to foster collaboration and information
sharing,to promote the rule of law,to protect civil liberties and – ultimately –
to enhance our capacity to identify and combat terror threats. Let me be very
clear:The United States is firmly committed to the rule of law approach
enshrined in this framework and to strengthening the capacity of civilian courts
around the world,which have time and again shown their effectiveness at bringing
terrorists to justice.

Holder added,in addition to trying the perpetrators of international
terrorism,the United States must “just as importantly,endeavor to eliminate its
causes as well.”

The UN cannot even agree on a definition of
terrorism
,slightly complicating efforts to eradicate it. If it could,vast
segments of its membership believe in systematically targeting civilian
populations for political ends,rendering nominal opposition to terrorism
disingenuous.

Yet they vigorously and sincerely approve of redistributing U.S. taxpayer
dollars under UN auspices,whether in the guise of stopping environmental
degradation
or ending terrorism.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon himself stated:“Effective
counter-terrorism requires a combination of social,educational,economic and
political tools that target those factors that make the terrorist option appear
attractive. The strategy also recognizes that human rights are an intrinsic part
of the fight against terror,not an acceptable casualty of war.”

The globalist socialist agenda is described in greater detail in the
documents promoted at the conference:the UN Global Counter-Terrorism
Strategy,adopted five years ago,and the Comprehensive Convention against
Terrorism,which Ban Ki-moon urged members to complete then ratify.

The Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and its lengthy Annex focus
on expanding UN authority into virtually every aspect of human endeavor. The
Strategy instructs nations to….

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Obama/Holder Could Face Felony Charges for Fast and Furious

Doug Book,FloydReports.com

Why waste time asking “What did you know and when did you know it?” when the
Obama Regime might already face felony charges?

That’s the question Attorney David Hardy and others are asking those
investigating the role of Regime members in the deadly gun walking fiasco,Fast
and Furious.

Since whistleblowers
brought this scheme to the attention of Congress early this year,Senator Charles
Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa have been frustrated
by Department of Justice stonewalling,subterfuge,and
misrepresentation.

As Grassley wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder in a July 18th
correspondence,“If the attorneys working on the [Justice] Department’s response
to the Committee spent less time redacting documents and more time producing
them,we would be much closer to understanding the failures in leadership
surrounding Operation Fast and Furious.”

But it is Hardy’s contention that….

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Obama Justice Department Shut Down Federal ACORN Investigation According to Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch

  Obama Justice Department Shut Down Federal ACORN Investigation According to Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch
Washington, DC — March 11, 2010

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) detailing federal investigations into the alleged corrupt activities of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The documents reference serious allegations of corruption and voter registration fraud by ACORN as well as the Obama administration’s decision to shut down a criminal investigation without filing criminal charges.

The documents include background information on two specific complaints filed in October 2008 by Lucy Corelli and Joseph Borges, Republican Registrars of Voters in Stamford and Bridgeport, Connecticut, respectively, during the 2008 election season.

According to Corelli, on August 1, 2008, her office received 1,200 ACORN voter registration cards from the Secretary of State’s office. Over 300 of these cards were rejected because of “duplicates, underage, illegible and invalid addresses,” which “put a tremendous strain on our office staff and caused endless work hours at taxpayers’ expense.” Corelli claimed the total cost of the extra work caused by ACORN corruption was $20,000. Likewise, Borges contended that: “The organization ACORN during the summer of 2008 conducted a registration drive which has produced over 100 rejections due to incomplete forms and individuals who are not citizens…” Among the examples cited by Borges was a seven-year old child who was registered to vote by ACORN through the use of a forged signature and a fake birth certificate claiming she was 27-years old.

The FBI and Department of Justice opened an investigation. However, the Obama Justice Department, while noting that ACORN had engaged in “questionable hiring and training practices,” closed down the investigation in March 2009, claiming ACORN broke no laws.

By contrast, the documents also include records related to a federal investigation of ACORN corruption in St. Louis, Missouri, involving 1,492 allegedly fraudulent voter registration cards submitted by Project Vote, a liberal non-profit organization affiliated with ACORN on voter registration drives, during the 2006 election season. Assistant United States Attorney Hal Goldsmith initiated the investigation with “concurrence” from the Department of Justice and the participation of the FBI. According to a Justice Department memo, Goldsmith “advised he would prosecute any individual responsible for submitting fraudulent voter registration cards.” Goldsmith identified the statute for prosecution: Title 42, USC 1973 (gg), which provides for criminal penalties for fraudulent voter registrations. In April 2008, eight former ACORN employees from the St. Louis office pled guilty to voter registration fraud.

Other documents show that the Bush Justice Department failed to prosecute ACORN voter registration fraud of non-citizens in Phoenix, Arizona in 2007 because the allegations that led to the opening of the investigation were “unverifiable.” Notably, the FBI document detailing this questionable decision reveals that a “draft Intelligence Bulletin…concludes that ACORN’s employment practices perpetuate fraudulent voter registration.”

The ACORN documents uncovered by Judicial Watch include internal FBI memoranda, signed affidavits, subpoenas, fraudulent voter registration cards, and publications describing ACORN’s policies and practices. The documents also include details regarding numerous allegations of corruption extending beyond voter registration fraud, to include attempts by ACORN employees to coerce workers to participate in campaign activities on behalf of Democratic candidates.

“These documents reflect systematic voter registration fraud by ACORN,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is a scandal that there has been no comprehensive criminal investigation and prosecution by the Justice Department into this evident criminal conduct. Given President Obama’s close connections to ACORN, including his campaign’s hiring of the ACORN’s Project Vote organization, it seems rather obvious why Attorney General Holder has failed to seriously investigate these and other alleged ACORN criminal activities.”

Documents Uncovered

The charade of civil trials for terrorists

The charade of civil trials for terrorists

Don Watson

Eric Holder has said there is no way these guys at Gitmo are walking. If any did it would be political suicide. What does Obama get from this except praise from the loonies?

We maintain a large and complex legal rights system for ourselves for the purpose of minimizing potential abuse from the law. There is nothing divine about it. It is not about being moral. What’s moral about throwing out damning evidence that was improperly obtained? It is a bargain. We know that these rights can result in criminals avoiding prosecution. We willingly pay this price. The more legal rights there are the more loopholes there are for criminals to escape the law. We pay this price in defense of our freedom from over bearing or corrupt law enforcement. Now why on earth would we want to pay this price for foreign combatants who we know have sworn to destroy us?

Not all is fair in love and war. Love maybe, but not in war. The Geneva conventions are treaties between countries to reduce the horrors of war. They are a bargain. The loonies advocating for civil trials for enemy combatants are advocating an asymmetric standard. There is no bargain. What is the reason for doing this? To impress moderate Muslims that we are fair minded? Do they think by this we will lure the fence sitters back to peace and moderation and away from jihad? Do they think they will admire the morality of it?

They won’t. Major Hason was shown an unbelievable, some would say unconscionable, amount of fairness and tolerance for his extreme views. He admired none of it. No Muslim country comes close to having the legal rights that we have even for their own people so why should we think this charade will impress them. They know it’s a charade.

Don Watson

Corruptocrat Eric Holder’s National Security Cover-Up

Corruptocrat Eric Holder’s National Security Cover-Up

Posted By Michelle Malkin On February 25, 2010 @ 12:05 am In FrontPage | 7 Comments

The White House wants to play Transparency Olympics with the Tea Party movement. President Obama’s Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin dared Tea Party activists and conservatives last week to “push the administration to make its policies more open” and make it a “political competition … to see who can be more radical in their openness,” The Hill reported. So, let’s start by knocking down Attorney General Eric Holder’s national security stonewall at the Department of Justice, shall we? Let the sun shine in.

For more than a year, I’ve been writing about the looming national security and conflict-of-interest problems posed by Holder’s status as a former partner at the prestigious law firm Covington and Burling. The company currently represents or has provided pro bono representation and sob-story media-relations campaigns in the past to more than a dozen Gitmo detainees from Yemen who are seeking civilian trials on American soil.

The firm wasn’t just a bit player. It led the charge, contributing more than 3,000 hours to Gitmo litigation in 2007, according to The American Lawyer. At least one known Covington big shot and fellow former Clintonite, Lanny Breuer, now works for Holder as head of the DOJ’s criminal division. Though he himself did not participate in the detainee cases, Holder’s celebrity undoubtedly boosted company-wide prestige.

How many of Holder’s former colleagues and associates are now on the DOJ payroll? How many like them, who worked at other law firms or for left-wing lobbying groups, now inhabit DOJ offices? How many of them have been allowed to work on government terrorism cases related to their past crusades for al-Qaida-tied clients? How many have had to recuse themselves — and have those recusals been full and forthcoming? How can the public judge whether these lawyers are representing America’s best interests — or those of the jihadis?

GOP Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa has been trying to get answers. DOJ information suppressors have snubbed him repeatedly. As the Washington Examiner’s Byron York reported on Friday, Holder has now acknowledged that “at least” nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department “have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department.” But the tight-lipped, taxpayer-funded litigators at the agency won’t name names or cough up any relevant details.

Grassley asked for “the names of political appointees in the Department who represented detainees (or) worked for organizations advocating on behalf of detainees … the cases or projects that these appointees worked on with respect to detainees prior to joining the Justice Department … and the cases or projects relating to detainees that they have worked on since joining the Justice Department.

…” Beyond two DOJ appointees whose work for jihadi defendants had already been made public, Holder gave up nothing. Zip. Zilch.

It’s not even clear that the Gitmo Nine are the end of the line. The list is not a comprehensive tally of DOJ appointees, Holder told Grassley and other GOP senators who pressed for public disclosure. Why not? What are they trying to hide? Who are they trying to spare?

Americans have a right to know whether they are subsidizing jihadi sympathizers, and whether their Justice Department is now a sanctuary for human rights transnationalists and little terrorists’ helpers in the mold of Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of abetting Muslim terrorist mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and spreading messages inciting violence on his behalf while representing him.

Americans have a right to know whether Holder — who put political interests ahead of security interests at the Clinton Justice Department in both the Marc Rich pardon scandal and the Puerto Rican FALN terrorist debacle — has made hiring decisions that provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare.

Tellingly, Holder has treated the GOP’s national security concerns dismissively. He’s hoping his nonresponsive blow-off of Grassley’s request will die on the vine. And just as he used his past lapses in judgment during the Clinton era to argue that they made him more qualified for the job he holds now, Holder argues that the phantom jihadi lawyers on the DOJ payroll are a good thing for the country, so we should just shut up:

“A prosecutor of white-collar fraud cases may have previously represented defendants in such cases. This familiarity with and experience in the relevant area of law redounds to the government’s benefit.”

As usual, Holder puts ordinary civilian crimes on the same footing as terrorism plots and acts of war against our country. But why not let the people decide for themselves whether his staff decisions redound to their benefit? “The American people have the right to information about their government’s activities,” Holder himself said in a press release trumpeting new freedom of information rules last year. Put up or shut up, Mr. Attorney General.


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DOJ: Department Of Jihad?

DOJ: Department Of Jihad?

February 25th, 2010

Investors Business Daily

 What kind of an organization is Holder leading?

The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on?

From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser.

We may now have a clue as to why. Last November, Sen. Charles Grassley, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the Justice Department how many of its lawyers had defended terrorist detainees over whom the department holds sway.

Grassley knew from earlier press reports of two such lawyers who worked on behalf of detainees at the liberal organization Human Rights Watch. He wanted to know how many more there were. Last Friday, Holder answered nine.

“To the best of our knowledge, during their employment prior to joining the government, only five of the lawyers who serve as political appointees in those components represented detainees,” Holder said in a letter dated Feb. 18. “Four others contributed to amicus briefs in detainee-related cases involved in advocacy on behalf of detainees.”

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Corruptocrat Eric Holder’s national security cover-up

Michelle Malkin 

Lead Story

Corruptocrat Eric Holder’s national security cover-up

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 24, 2010 09:07 AM

My column pounds again on Eric Holder over his jihadi lawyer stonewalling. Question: Where’s Mass. GOP Sen. Scott Brown? Remember when he made this one of his key campaign agenda items and carried the banner on the issue during his election night speech:

“And let me say this, with respect to those who wish to harm us, I believe that our Constitution and laws exist to protect this nation – they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime. In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them.”

Get on it.

AskDOJ@usdoj.gov
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Office of the Attorney General Public Comment Line – 202-353-1555

Related must-read: Andy McCarthy on the “Gitmo 9″ and the DOJ cave of darkness.

2nd related must-read: John Yoo in the WSJ – My Gift to the Obama Presidency.

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Corruptocrat Eric Holder’s national security cover-up
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2010

The White House wants to play Transparency Olympics with the Tea Party movement. President Obama’s Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin dared Tea Party activists and conservatives last week to “push the administration to make its policies more open” and make it a “political competition…to see who can be more radical in their openness,” The Hill reported. So, let’s start by knocking down Attorney General Eric Holder’s national security stonewall at the Department of Justice, shall we? Let the sun shine in.

For more than a year, I’ve been writing about the looming national security and conflict-of-interest problems posed by Holder’s status as former partner at prestigious law firm Covington and Burling. The company currently represents or has provided pro bono representation and sob-story media relations campaigns in the past to more than a dozen Gitmo detainees from Yemen who are seeking civilian trials on American soil.

The firm wasn’t just a bit player. It led the charge contributing more than 3,000 hours on Gitmo litigation in 2007, according to The American Lawyer. At least one known Covington & Burling bigshot and fellow former Clintonite, Lanny Breuer, now works for Holder as head of the DOJ’s criminal division. Though he himself did not participate in the detainee cases, Holder’s celebrity undoubtedly boosted company-wide prestige.

How many of Holder’s former colleagues and associates are now on the DOJ payroll? How many like them who worked at other law firms or left-wing lobbying groups now inhabit DOJ offices? How many of them have been allowed to work on government terrorism cases related to their past crusading for al Qaeda-tied clients? How many have had to recuse themselves – and have those recusals been full and forthcoming? How can the public judge whether these lawyers are truly representing America’s best interests – or the jiahdis’?

GOP Sen. Charles Grassley has been trying to get answers. He has been snubbed repeatedly by the information suppressors at DOJ. As the Washington Examiner’s Byron York reported on Friday, Holder has now acknowledged that “at least” nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department “have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department.” But the tight-lipped, taxpayer-funded litigators at the agency won’t name names or cough up any relevant details.

Sen. Grassley had asked for “the names of political appointees in your department who represent detainees or who work for organizations advocating on their behalf…the cases or projects that these appointees work with respect to detainee prior to joining the Justice Department…and the cases or projects relating to detainees that have worked on since joining the Justice Department.” Beyond two DOJ appointees whose work for jihadi defendants had already been made public, Holder gave up nothing. Zip. Zilch.

It’s not even clear that the unnamed Gitmo Nine are the end of the line. The list is not a comprehensive tally of DOJ appointees, Holder told Grassley and other GOP senators who pressed for public disclosure. Why not? What are they trying to hide? Who are they trying to spare?

Americans have a right to know whether they are subsidizing jihadi sympathizers and whether their Justice Department is now a sanctuary for human rights transnationalists and little terrorists’ helpers in the mold of Lynne Stewart, who was convicted of abetting Muslim terrorist mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman and spreading messages inciting violence on his behalf while representing him.

Americans have a right to know whether Holder – who put political interests ahead of security interests at the Clinton Justice Department in both the Marc Rich pardon scandal and the Puerto Rican FALN terrorist debacle – has made hiring decisions that provide the common defense and promote the general welfare.

Tellingly, Holder has treated the GOP’s national security concerns dismissively. He’s hoping his non-response blow-off of Sen. Grassley’s request dies on the vine. And just as he used his own past lapses in judgment during the Clinton era to argue that they made him more qualified for the job he holds now, Holder argues that the phantom jihadi lawyers on the DOJ payroll are a good thing for the country, so we should just shut up:

“A prosecutor of white-collar fraud cases may have previously represented defendants in such cases. This familiarity with and experience in the relevant area of law redounds to the government’s benefit.”

As usual, Holder puts ordinary civilian crimes on the same footing as terrorism plots and acts of war against our country. But why not let the people decide for themselves whether his staff decisions redound to their benefit? “The American people have the right to information about their government’s activities,” Holder himself said in a press release trumpeting new freedom of information rules last year. Put up or shut up, Mr. Attorney General.

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