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Official – Holder approved warrant for FOX reporter’s emails
A law enforcement official has told NBC News that Attorney General Eric Holder is the one who signed the search warrant for the private emails of Fox News reporter James Rosen. The warrant was signed under the guise that Rosen might be a “possible co-consiprator” in violation of the Espionage Act.
The law enforcement official said Holder’s approval of the Rosen search, in the spring of 2010, came after senior Justice officials concluded there was “probable cause” that Rosen’s communications with his source, identified as intelligence analyst Stephen Kim, met the legal burden for such searches. “It was approved at the highest levels– and I mean the highest,” said the law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He said that explicitly included Holder.
Holder, the man who signed the warrant for Rosen’s private emails, will “convene” a group of media organizations to garner feedback and will report back to Obama by July 12.
Oh good. Baucus is leading the charge at the IRS and Holder on the AP phones/FOX emails. I’m sure they’ll get right to the truth! Holy fox guarding the hen house, Batman! I have to re-state this point again, because frankly I’m stunned this actually came out of NBC:
The disclosure of the attorney general’s role came as President Barack Obama, in a major speech on his counterterrorism policy, said Holder had agreed to review Justice Department guidelines governing investigations that involve journalists. – NBC
Holder, who doesn’t know ANYTHING according to his testimony, jumped up to launch an investigation into an investigation HE OK’d.[youtube=http://youtu.be/4fCF_LiS4l4]
The Attorney General sat and lied to Congress.
Let that sink in.
Ready? O.k. – now today, Obama at his ‘I need a distraction so GITMO or something’ speech said this:[youtube=http://youtu.be/bwkpbOWAw08]
I love at the 2 minute mark or so, he says ‘we do not report someone or throw someone in prison in the absence of evidence.’ Really? Continue reading
This week, President Obama announced his intention to lift the ban on the transfer of prisoners from GITMO to Yemen.
President Obama will announce Thursday that the White House plans to lift the ban on sending detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen, Fox News confirms, a move that could effectively resume efforts to close down the prison.
That effort, however, has been stymied because many countries don’t want the detainees or are unwilling or unable to guarantee that once transferred, detainees who may continue to be a threat will not be released.
There are currently about 166 prisoners at Guantanamo, and 86 have been approved for transfer as long as security restrictions are met.
This week, the Pentagon asked Congress for more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo prison. More than 100 of the prisoners have launched a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention, and the military earlier this month was force-feeding 30 of them to keep them from starving to death. Source: FOX news
The Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Leopold notes that the Obama administration intends to start with 30 non-Yemeni detainees. Hagel will have to approve any orders for release, but there’s a reason Obama fought for him as the nominee and I’ve got a feeling this was part of the bigger picture. The Atlantic has some more background on this and hilariously links to ProPublica as a source.
I’ve written before about the problems with Obama’s intention to release various terrorists of Yemeni origin from GITMO. Yemen has been a hotbed of activity lately, despite this administrations best efforts to prop up the government and its military with weapons and drones.
Last Fall, Breitbart pointed out that one of the attackers in Benghazi was believed to be a former GITMO detainee:
President Barack Obama is about to release or transfer 55 Gitmo prisoners, despite reports that the Libyan believed to be behind the killing of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was a former Guantanamo inmate transferred to Libyan custody.
The large percentage of those scheduled to be released are Yemeni, according to a list made public by the Obama administration.
Obama stopped the release or transfer of Yemeni inmates in 2010, because the conditions in the country were viewed as too “unsettled” at the time.
Embedded in that snippet is the list of detainees being considered. Here at LL1885, we looked into some of their dossiers to see the threat assessment on them. From what we viewed, few of them seemingly have a threat assessment worthy of release; most had medium to high risk assessments.
For example, the last one on the release list is Belckacem Bensayah ISN 10001 with a threat assessment of HIGH risk to the US and its allies as well as being a HIGH intelligence value detainee; he has an extensive list of terrorist activities and known associations to Al Qaeda (begins on page 5): Continue reading
This is a little story of what happens when Liberals attack on Twitter. Mind you, this has happened before but this time they took aim at my kids as a means of trying to get me to be quite. So…Earlier today I was treated to how territorial liberals are over the hashtag #NCpol and how desperate they are to keep it one big incestuous link around.
Full disclosure – It started with a tweet I didn’t tag correctly with an MT instead of an RT. I tweeted an acknowledgement to the original complaining party, however that wasn’t good enough. Someone else decided I was going to be a pet project:
RT @jeannebonds4nc: @gwfrink3 introduce her to @timothypeck and report her. They both take RT and lie.@ladyliberty1885
— Tim Peck (@timothypeck) May 21, 2013
Soon enough, I had people not even involved insulting me, attacking my choice to protect my kids by writing anonymously and in general wanting me to shut up and go away:
RT @jeannebonds4nc: @chadcnance @ladyliberty1885 the is the third time in 3 weeks a Mom is worried @ her kids so is anon. Answer:don’t tweet
— LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) May 21, 2013
I’m sorry, @jeannebonds4nc how are you involved with my mis-RT/MT of @gwfrink3 ?I’ve already noted the error and tweeted it. #GrowUp — LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) May 21, 2013
She never did answer that. Instead, the person in question, one @JeanneBonds4NC, spammed me, with help from pal @ChadCNance, and then threatened to report me for bothering her. Turns out after spamming me and with me not taking it lying down, she decided to let me know she had indeed reported me.
@ladyliberty1885 do you understand English?Reported. — Jeanne MillikenBonds (@JeanneBonds4NC) May 21, 2013
Keeps threatening/insulting me instead of blocking me => RT @jeannebonds4nc: @ladyliberty1885 do you understand English?Reported. — LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) May 21, 2013
Anyone following the tweet progression can see she beset on me and not the other way around. And these people wonder why some of us write anonymously – if they behave like this on Twitter, imagine face to face? @ChadCNance is a big man with 75 followers who has had death threats and yet still jumps into conversations online of which have nothing to do with him. Yeah, I’ll take his advice right to the bank.
@ladyliberty1885 @jeannebonds4nc – That is a fairly lame excuse. I’ve gotten death threats for articles. Here I am with my name hanging out.
— Chad C Nance (@ChadCNance) May 21, 2013
Yes, there you are with your name hanging out. Good for you! Cookie? I’m not doubting he may have received threats – who knows who stalks a man with 75 Twitter followers – but I don’t see him blogging about Unions, Jihad or Occupy. Groups which have given my email box a who new set of disgusting and disturbing new terms.
This is how the Left rolls – mocking someone for protecting their kids.
Pardon me, but I write under a pen name to protect my family, it makes me no less valid than someone writing out in the open. My kids deserve better than the biased drivel put out in the media today and if I have to write under a pen name to fight it, so be it. Your family should always be the priority.
A bit of irony from @JeanneBonds4NC’s timeline around the same time she was spam tweeting me:
Funny thing about twitter. Folks jump in conversations w/o reading all @ caste judgment. #refrain
— Jeanne MillikenBonds (@JeanneBonds4NC) May 21, 2013
How does the story end? Well, I’m not leaving. Figure it out. Continue reading
Sometimes a few tweets can bring serious matters into focus:
Paging @americavotes & #BlueprintNC partners. “Operation Destroy @myncsenate Budget” meeting @ 9 am. goo.gl/1Tb93 #ncga #ncpol
— RealLiberalHack(@LiberalHack) May 20, 2013
Hey, remember BluePrint NC and America Votes? Hey, look at all the crazy demonstrations going on downtown with all these groups that are buddies with BluePrint and America Votes. It’s all coincidence, I’m sure. It seems Twitter user @LiberalHack hasn’t forgotten and sent out this tweet this morning.
By the way, the link in the tweet goes here: AJ Fletcher Foundation. It’s the little details like that which matter. To explain a bit, the AJ Fletcher Foundation is founded and run by Jim Goodmon, the owner of Capital Broadcasting group who in turn runs local news outlet WRAL. The AJ Fletcher foundation gave a wad of cash to BluePrint NC (more below). This is the same WRAL who decided to start a ‘Promise Tracker’ on McCrory, but didn’t have the ‘technology’ do set one up for Bev Perdue:
Note: WRAL responded to my public tweet with a private Direct Message.
The AJ Fletcher Foundation is the same outfit who claimed they had nothing do to with BluePrint NC’s attack memo citing the ‘evisceration’ and ‘crippling’ of the opposition. Even BluePrint NC tried to dodge ownership. Also recall that the AJ Fletcher Foundation gave over $35,000 to BluePrint NC. Via Civitas:
The WRAL reporter left out the very deep connections WRAL has with BlueprintNC through its owner Jim Goodmon, donations and former employees. The AJ Fletcher Foundation has given $35,000 to BlueprintNC and $380,000 to the NC Justice Center which initially housed BlueprintNC when it was formed (the foundations 990 IRS reports are not current so there may be more) . The Goodmon family which owns WRAL has 4 family members on the board of the Fletcher Foundation including Barbara the President and Jim the chairman of the board. The Executive Director was formerly the head of the NC center for Voter Education, one of the original members of BlueprintNC. In addition Chris Fitzsimon, former WRAL reporter, is head of the liberal NC Policy Watch, the original lead attack group in the Blueprint coalition. Fitzsimon is also provided free airtime on Goodmon owned WRAL-FM from which he launches daily attacks on political opponents. The Fletcher Foundation has been a long time funder of Policy Watch is now housed in the Justice Center.
Well, America Votes finally owned up to the memo to take the heat off of BluePrint NC, but the damage was already done and there was zero apologies made:
The leader of a political nonprofit group came forward Wednesday as the author of a leaked strategy memo on how to attack Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican leaders.
Jessica Laurenz, the North Carolina director for America Votes, said she wrote and distributed the draft memo – not Blueprint North Carolina, a Raleigh group being blamed for crafting the plan to “eviscerate the (Republican) leadership and weaken their ability to govern.”
In an interview, Laurenz defended the memo saying “America Votes has not done anything wrong or out of the ordinary” and didn’t regret “strongly urging my colleagues to fight for what we believe in.”
The memo, leaked to reporters last week as a document originating from Blueprint, was first reported by The Charlotte Observer – an article which ran in this newspaper. The story was quickly pounced upon by Republicans. McCrory called the memo shameful.” House Speaker Thom Tillis used it as a fundraising appeal. The N.C. Republican Party registered complaints with the Internal Revenue Service and the state elections board, asking both to investigate Blueprint for political activity outside its charitable status.
Who authored the memo is central to any potential inquiry. America Votes is allowed to participate in political efforts as a 501(c)4 nonprofit under federal tax law. But Blueprint North Carolina is limited to issue-advocacy and barred from political campaign activities as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Both are tax exempt organizations but only donations to 501(c)3 groups are tax deductible.
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It looks like BluePrint NC’s talking points memo pal, America Votes, is taking fire and whoops, Senator Kay Hagan is in the mix:
BREAKING: @senatorhagan starts using @americavotes talking points on @morning_joe. #winning #ncpol #ncga.I hope Rep. Luebke is proud. — RealLiberalHack(@LiberalHack) May 20, 2013
H/T to @bringastar showing that @senatorhagan “hit all the points” in her first interview using @americavotes#memogate approach #ncpol
— RealLiberalHack(@LiberalHack) May 20, 2013 Continue reading