[POLITICO] Justice Department prosecutors in Washington are now part of a high-profile criminal investigation into the secret taping at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign headquarters in Louisville.
Are they joining the investigation to help or hinder?
The move comes after David Hale, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, recused himself from the McConnell case because he has been mentioned as a possible nominee for a federal judgeship, which would require Senate approval.
At the same time, any attempts to subpoena evidence from Curtis Morrison -- a liberal activist who surreptitiously taped McConnell and his aides at a campaign meeting in February -- would most likely need the personal approval of Attorney General Eric Inaction Jackson Holder ... aka Mister Fast and Furious... , according to federal regulations, which require Holder to approve subpoenas for journalists. Morrison was previously a paid freelancer for a Louisville-based, online news outlet, even though he was engaged in political activities with the goal to defeat McConnell.
These latest developments underscore the sensitivity of the case involving McConnell, the most powerful Senate Republican and a vehement critic of President Barack Obama Ready to Rule from Day One... . Any delay or decision to forgo prosecution of Morrison would be used by the McConnell campaign as fodder to attack Obama's Justice Department, as would an apparent decision by federal prosecutors to classify the liberal activist as a journalist and treat him accordingly.
Yet any DOJ investigation of journalists is itself an enormously sensitive topic in the aftermath of its subpoena of phone records from The News Agency that Dare Not be Named and the separate criminal probe into Fox News news hound James Rosen, both of which have generated major controversy.
U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) on Wednesday sent a letter to FBI Director Robert Muellerurging him to stop using offensive bus ads that show sixteen faces of wanted terrorists.
The ad campaign, created by the Puget Sound Joint Terrorism Task Force for the State Departments Rewards for Justice Program, is not only offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities, but it encourages racial and religious profiling, McDermott claims.
The congressman argues that the FBIs Most Wanted Terrorists list also includes individuals of other races and associations with other religions and causes.
But their faces are missing from this campaign, he writes. The ad will likely only serve to exacerbate the disturbing trend against Middle Eastern, South Asian and Muslim Americans.
It should be noted that, while the majority of the terrorists listed on the ad appear to be from Muslim regions, not all of them appear to be Muslim. More importantly, the FBI does not discriminate when determining who is a dangerous and wanted terrorist.
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Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
06/21/2013 15:27 Comments ||
If Muslims want to be excluded from the Terrorism bus signs, then the Muslims need to stop BEING terrorists
Simple no? By the way U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) wastes his time bowing to Muslim Terrorists, and needs to remember the people who elected him were NOT these same Muslim Terrorists.
Remember that U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
06/21/2013 15:32 Comments ||
Remember, this is the pushback Democrats do to target the low-information voters, who don't hear the whole argument. Jim McDermott sounds like an idiot (heck, he IS an idiot), but the LIVs don't think it all through. His statement is what they have absorbed into their subconscious on election day.
The Democrats depend on that. It works.
Posted by: Steve White ||
06/21/2013 15:48 Comments ||
That's more like DEM Rep. Jim McDermott (D- Al-Qaeda)
As long as 50% +1 of the people are being subsidized to (make the wine) or are drinking the government subsidized "wine" and enjoying it, nothing will change.
Reduce the number of recipients of government largesse (to include government workers and grant recipients and pesioners and rent seekers as well as welfare recipiemts) to less than 20% of the population and government workers to less than 8% of the workforce and this problem will disappear.
Posted by: no mo uro ||
06/21/2013 10:30 Comments ||
Puis laissez-les manger le gâteau et arroser avec un bon Beaujolais
Let them eat cake and wash it down with a good Beaujolais
Posted by: Big Uliting1460 ||
06/21/2013 12:48 Comments ||
Saw the vid with the discussion of school kids lunches. Go talk to teachers to find out its a racket that's pushed by the administrators to get as many kids signed up, just like voting, whether they qualify or not. The program has no real verification system, so everyone is loaded on to 'milk' the system. It allows parents who really don't qualify to shift household expenses elsewhere and 'everyone does it', so who complains. The tragedy of the commons at work.
Saw the vid with the discussion of school kids lunches. Go talk to teachers to find out its a racket that's pushed by the administrators to get as many kids signed up, just like voting, whether they qualify or not.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.