Obama Orders Holder To Investigate . . . Holder?

President_Barack_ObamaholderericPresident Barack Obama recently came out to remind people that “Leaks related to national security can put people at risk.” He however denied knowledge of this and the other scandals. In the past, Obama has been able to weather criticism by civil libertarians due to his iconic status with many citizens. This time is different. The media (rather belatedly) is seeing his Administration in a different light as a true threat to liberty. Now, Obama has given a speech proclaiming that he now thinks that reporters should not fear investigation for just doing their jobs so he has ordered an investigation . . . by Eric Holder and the Justice Department. Of course, it was disclosed on the same day that it was Holder who approved the abusive targeting of Fox reporter Jeff Rosen.

Obama stated yesterday “Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs.” Once again, civil libertarians are left scratching their heads. There have been complaints for years about the abusive targeting of journalists and the treatment of reporting by the Obama Administration as part of a criminal conspiracy with whistleblowers. Yet, Obama (once again) simply comes forward and expresses concern as if this is the first time that he has heard about the abuses of his Administration.

I recently published a column on how Barack Obama has publicly assumed many of the powers that were once cited as the basis for the investigation and attempted impeachment of Richard Nixon. One of those areas was the Obama Administration’s crackdown on journalists. Richard Nixon was denounced for using the Espionage Act of 1917 to target Daniel Ellsberg. Obama has brought twice the number of such prosecutions of all prior presidents under the Act.

So now Obama has decided to act . . . by going to the very man responsible for this crackdown on both journalists and whistleblowers: “I have raised these issues with the attorney general, who shares my concern. So he has agreed to review existing Department of Justice guidelines governing investigations that involve reporters, and will convene a group of media organizations to hear their concerns as part of that review. And I have directed the attorney general to report back to me by July 12th.”

That’s it? Holder will “hear their concerns” and report back to him? What is astonishing is that this speech was quickly embraced by Obama supporters as proof of principle from the President. Holder signed off on a search order targeting a journalist as a possible criminal co-conspirator for speaking with a source. He will now serve as some type of Obama therapy group leader on the anger and hurt felt by media organizations. I can only imagine the anatomical doll depicting the first amendment that Holder will pass around to allow journalists to voice their feelings and fears.

The Obama Administration — and yes, the President himself — is responsible for the greatest attack on a free press in this country in decades. His solution is a confab with the man targeting journalists. Notably, Obama insisted that analogies to Richard Nixon were misplaced. On that I must agree. Even Nixon would blush giving a speech like this.

52 thoughts on “Obama Orders Holder To Investigate . . . Holder?”

  1. Bron is talking about the conspiracy theory put forth in Silent Coup, a book by Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin with input from Gordon Liddy. The book pressed the theme that poor little ol’ Nixon was an innocent victim of Dean’s scheming. Jerry Ford liked the book.

    The Deans sued St. Martin’s Press, publisher of Silent Coup. St. Martin’s settled the case for an undisclosed sum.

  2. Nick,

    If much rather deal with a known atheist than a self professed Christian… Insert any religion in place of Christian any day of the week….

  3. AY, The Pope said all atheists are going to Heaven. If that gives even a bit of comfort to the arch-atheists, they’ll never admit it. However, I have always believed it’s how you treat others in this journey on life is all that God cares about and all that matters. Nice to have myself being sympatico w/ a Pope.

  4. I prefer the RCC to anything Obama has to say….. At least Frances is trying to be different than the predecessor….. AP…. It’s the big guns…. He will find out how powerful the press is……. Aka the 4th estate…..

  5. It’s not the crazies (birthers, Fox, etc) that are after him this time … it’s the big guns (NYTimes, AP, etc). -Blouise

    😉 , Blouise.

  6. I learned over my career to pay attention to what people don’t say or do. In this instance I saw the young, quite capable but a kid for chrissake, Dan Pfeiffer, out on all the Sunday talk shows last week. What an assignment!! Schieffer and Wallace @ the end both thanked him w/ smiles that said, “Sorry you got this assignment, kid.” Who should have been there are the Ace and #2 in the rotation, Axelrod and Plouffe. Where the hell are they? Laying low and lawyering up?

  7. Susan,

    We as Americans didn’t have the time to waste proving to others Romney is an Anti-American piece of trash so I voted for Obama.

    The reason for voting for Obama is that America needs to have Obama, the Bush & Clinton people to have fair, in public, trials to show/prove in court to the world they are Anti-American pieces of Trash.

    Something about like the Nuremberg trials for War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity.

    Maybe we won’t get our questions answered & remedied.

    I the mean while we wait do you have your bags packed for Camp FEMA? LOL;)

    FM 3-39.40

    Oops, that that dang conspiracy flavor again. 😉


  8. I am disturbed by the tenor of many coments here: extreme positions and some posts with a conspiracy flavor. I supported and voted for Obama/Biden. I am aware of the controversies and am, like Mr. Spinelli, having a hard time. I am sticking with him and hope he can help hiimself and us by taking steps to find the truth. Also, the IRS needs to go back to the statute of the law describing what entities qualify for 501c3 as “operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, or educational purposes, to foster national or international amateur sports competition, to promote the arts, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.[10][11] There are also supporting organizations which are often referred to in shorthand form as “Friends of” organizations”

  9. rafflaw:

    you got that right. Watergate was about covering up a break-in to steal a book which had the name of John Dean’s soon to be wife in it. Apparently she worked for some escort service in DC and he didnt want that getting out.

    This is much more serious.

  10. Once again, unless we repeal the Patriot Act as amended and make the FISA court a real court that is not a puppet of any administration, we will continue to have Presidents of all political stripes grabbing more power. Holder should be gone and any investigation should be done by an independent agency. Any comparison to Watergate is not accurate to say the least.

  11. One of the millions of things people are doing to fight the govt corruption is that Jones ran this contest:

    Operation Paul Revere InfoWars

    I don’t know how many hundreds/thousands of videos there are, but I’ve probably seen 250-300 of them.

    Not all of them a good, there is a bunch of talented people that have put some great ones out.

    If you have free time this weekend check out their work.

    Here is another one:

  12. Nal, sorry, I didn’t know why it wasn’t posting & like a dumb monkey kept hitting send. LOL:)

  13. 3 of 3

    In a home or other buildings you have sub systems like the electrical, plumbing, etc..

    The electrical system is a complete system but it’s just part of the greater system.

    Here in the US we have unconstitutional treaties like NAFTA, GATA, others ones through the UN.

    And then the illegal efforts to merge Canada/Mexico/US into one giant cluster ‘k,… Mexican Trucks on US roads, etc…, under one currency…..

    It does matter if you love or hate Infowars or Jonathan Turley’s site both give a platform for some very talented/concerned people to address their views/concerns.

    This 33 minute piece below is from some of those talented people.

    It addresses the 50+ year plan to destroy national sovereignty across Europe.

    It’s relevant to us in the US as it lays out the basic plan that is being used to destroy us & our US sovereignty.

  14. I just emailed the White House and simply stated i’m officially disappointed in the President’s inability to do anything for the working class but you lost me totally with you use of the Justice Department against the people and the press.

  15. Oky1,

    Reposting the same comment is not helpful. If one of your comments gets flagged by Akismet as spam, post a help comment with “HELP” next to your name. That way I’ll see it in the “Recent Comments” section and move it out of the spam queue. It’s frustrating, and Akismet is slow to learn.

  16. Blouise, Yes, they are definitely weakened but Obama is not going to resign or be impeached unless there is more. Obama has a new ally in McCain. He seems to view the Ted Cruz wing of the republican party as far more dangerous than Obama. Elliot Richardson was the best. He was way too liberal to get through this senate. If only there was one republican left like him.

  17. Now while most people try to fight off the govt that’s destroying their farms, auto salvage/parts, & all other actual small businesses the govt’s here, China, Russia they are run programs to kill us.

    Charlton here put up the piece on DSM-5.

    The terrorist/Mentally Ill aholes that are put DSM-5 out are doing so to use as a weapon of control against people that speak out or they don’t like or to feed their evil medical system.

    Is it not the case that these are the same Ahole that aided & abetted Bush in War Crimes/Crimes against humanity?

    Moving ahead, here is some of the latest info on the bio-weapons govts are building, I believe, to /injury/murder us with.

    IT’S AIRBORNE: Human Transmission of Deadly H7N9 Virus Now Confirmed

    Mac Slavo
    May 24, 2013

    In April of this year researches studying the H7N9 bird flu virus in China advised global governments to get prepared for the worst case scenario. According to the World Health Organization, H7N9 is one the most lethal influenza strains ever identified because it mutates eight times faster than a normal flu virus, and according to official records, has a death-to-infection ratio of about 25%.


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