Holder Tells Intelligence Community Lawyers That He Wants Crackdown On Media Sources To Continue And Remain “Aggressive”

holderericFor those who believe that Attorney General Eric Holder is in any way repentant for the crackdown on journalists and whistleblowers, think again. If you recall, while Obama sacked the head of the IRS for its scandal, he only sent Holder to a confab with the media. After Holder insisted on the meeting being off the record, principled media organizations refused to attend. Holder proceeded to propose meaningless changes that actually would allow the very same investigation of reporters. Now, Holder has given a speech and his people made sure to leak it to the media. Holder told top lawyers in the Administration to continue their scorched earth campaign against leakers. This Administration has surpassed even Nixon in its pursuit of people who speak to the media and Holder wanted people to know that it will continue unabated.

It was Holder’s ultimate profane gesture to the media and public interest groups and he apparently wanted everyone to know about it. He told the top intelligence community lawyers that nothing had changed and “he wanted to continue aggressively prosecuting leaks.” An official then leaked the speech to the media. His only caveat was that he would “prefer” a slightly “narrower, more tailored approach” and that the AP investigation might have been “a bit too broad.” However, he wanted to continue the “aggressive” pursuit of those speaking with the media.

“A bit too broad”? In the Fox case, the Justice Department called James Rosen a potential co-criminal conspirator and, in the AP case, he hit multiple offices and a wide range of reporters and editors. Neither seizure of records should have occurred at all, but Holder is still suggesting that such investigation should continue in the same aggressive posture. Holder has stated he will not resign and says that the controversy simply involves a process that is “out of whack” at bit. Once again, Holder insists that the reforms will address better notice to the media as opposed to barring such fishing expeditions. It is clear from his interview that Obama does not want Holder to resign. It is better for Obama for Holder to remain as his “sin eater’ and deflect criticism from his own role — passive or active — in the rollback on civil liberties.

In a separate meeting, Holder told DOJ staff that he was doing just “fine” and nothing had changed. He is right, of course. The entire confab was a transparent effort by Holder and Obama to spin the scandal without demanding any real change or accountability. Holder should not continue as Attorney General, as previously argued. Instead, he is calling on intelligence community lawyers to continue his legacy against those who speak to the press and whistleblowers.

By the way, it is astonishing how fast Obama and Holder move to reassure our intelligence community in such scandals. If you recall, one of the first major speeches that Obama gave to government officials was to rush to the CIA and assure employees that no one would be prosecuted for the torture program. Now the first speech Holder gives is to rush to the intelligence community to assure them that the crackdown on media sources and whistleblowers will continue unabated. I do not see them running to the EPA to assure lawyers that the work on global warming will continue during such periods of opposition. However, the intelligence community always seems to need soothing by this Administration as if we have a jittery security state force.

With the Democrats remains conspicuously silent (or even supporting the Administration) in this scandal, Holder knows that nothing will happen. He just wanted the troops to know.

Source: FOX

48 thoughts on “Holder Tells Intelligence Community Lawyers That He Wants Crackdown On Media Sources To Continue And Remain “Aggressive””

  1. That I’ll use negative reinforcement when other training methodologies won’t work to keep problem dogs from pooping in the house?

    Yep. I know I will. I’ve seen me do it. The lesson? Don’t be a problem dog.



    They’re usually better when all sides are actually armed, however, that was a particularly good one if I do say so myself. 😀

  2. Your dog training techniques say everything about you that we need to know.

  3. I have an adopted son from Colombia that you haven’t yet defiled w/ your hatred. Kudos Mikey on sticking to your one paragraph promise. I’m always looking for a positive.

    1. “I have an adopted son from Colombia that you haven’t yet defiled w/ your hatred.”


      More victimhood put on parade. You are the one with the hatred here and you continue to spew it and then cry foul when you are attacked. Do I really have to show the quote where you dared Gene to play “Dozens” with you, he did and you cried victim again. As I explained to you then, “Dozens” is a game where one attacks their opponents spouses and relatives. Don’t challenge people to games you don’t understand and then when you lose to that person playing the game by the rules, cry foul. As for your move above with Bruce, you actually did that, as you do it all the time to gain “allies” on this blog. You don’t need allies, Nicky, just stop attacking people who are more than capable of demolishing you in writing. As for my only writing in paragraphs, you see that as a victory, I see it as mocking you for your inability to write more than a few sentences at a time. 🙂

  4. To me, nothing says Spectator Sport quite like a three way battle of wits.

    My all time favorite jest:

    “What’s next? You going to use the Rule Against Perpetuities to discuss Criminal Procedure? Did you go to law school at Fred’s Mobile Law School operated out of the back of a van down by the river?”

    Keep up the good work guys. 🙂

  5. Bruce:

    Those types of associations you mention are troubling to say the least. what you mention is one of the core reasons things are so entrenched in DC: the nepotism and cronyism. I guess my dream of a meritocracy is likely not to be seen within my lifetime.

  6. Do you still beat your wife, nick?

    That too was a rhetorical question.

    I never said it was your parents that beat you, nick. I was thinking of the other children. However, it’s telling how your mind automatically went to your parents. The subconscious mind is a wonder. Temet nosce, but then again you’ve demonstrated time and again that thinking isn’t your strong suit but especially when it comes to introspection. As Socrates noted, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

    Your manufactured outrage over your sister and daughter? Just gets funnier every time you play those victim cards. The first was an “insult” that never happened except in your mind and the second? You asked for that ass kicking, Mr. You Don’t Want To Play Dozens With Me. So boo hoo.

    You reap what you sow, nick.

    Maybe you should remember that next time you wish to engage in gratuitous ad hominem attacks against people who aren’t even addressing you instead of making a useful relevant contribution to the conversation. Which is precisely what you did here. You went out of your way to throw crap at Mike who was engaged in a perfectly civil exchange with Bruce.

    Personally I’m just waiting for you go too far once too often. Why? Because it’ll happen. You can’t help yourself. That’s the nature of pathological behavior. Speaking of pathology, as Mike mentioned selective amnesia, it is not uncommon for pathological behavior to be accompanied by anosognosia, a condition in which a person who suffers a disability seems unaware of the existence of said disability. Like you’re seemingly unaware that your constantly attacking people instead of arguments and then playing victim when you catch return fire is painfully obvious to . . . well . . . absolutely everyone as a transparent example of passive-aggressive behavior.

    Again, learn to quit attacking people and attack arguments instead and I won’t rub your nose in it like a dog that refuses to take to house training. Or continue to poop on the rug until you’re made an outside dog. This story only has two possible endings.

  7. Bruce, Like you I’m also an independent. Expect vitriol from a few, but good nature from the vast majority of good people here. You’ll learn the players quickly enough. Actually, I think you have the negative ones nailed down quite quickly. Hang tough and laugh, it makes humorless people go crazy.

    1. BTW Nicky,

      Bruce has been around here longer than you have, he does know the score, but lacks your urge to constantly make empty comments which your febrile brain thinks sre clever. Also Bruce never whines like uou do when someone disagrees with him. Bruce is a man, not a spoiled “child” in his 60’s, who is so insecure he needs to pretend to have been everywhere, knows everything and especially that people love his mean, bullying personality.

  8. Ridicule my dead sister, accuse me of incest w/ my daughter, and now accuse my parents of child abuse. The depravity and pure hatred is astounding. I have spoken lovingly of my parents, sister and daughter on numerous occasions. The only comments I’ve ever heard of your family was of a drunken ex wife involving police action, and a meth addicted cousin. I pray for both of them. I’m sorry you have no life. But, if spewing hatred is your remedy, how is it working for you? I had a wonderful childhood, and a successful and happy life that leads me to many places that are beautiful and inspiring. That’s evident to all but you and a few other haters. C’est la vie.

    1. Gene,

      How cute little Nicky is playing victim again. I think besides nacissism he suffers from selective amnesia and forgot that he started slinging mud on this thread. He off course wouldn’t use mud but excrement. The boy is fixated on the smoke coming out of his large behind.

  9. Nick, I’m an independent
    Darren , news media stop pandering, C.B.S. news president David Rhodes’s brother Ben Rhodes is a top Obama official , C.N.N. president Virginia Mosley is married to Tom Nides Hillary Clinton’s deputy secretary, ABC news president Ben Sherwood is the brother of Elizabeth Sherwood, Obama special advisor, and you want the media to stop pandering?

  10. You got beaten a lot as a child, didn’t you?

    That was a rhetorical question.

  11. “Tsk, tsk” is archaic sanctimonious banter. You have become the male counterpart of Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, “I’m ready for my closeup now Mr. DeMille.” Sad, you probably were a hot shit 40 years ago.

  12. Mike I understand what’s going on. it’s no longer a government of the people by the people and for the people. It’s them and us, so which side are you on?

  13. Darren said, “It’s time ALL the news media stopped pandering to the administration and went on the offensive, taking every opportunity to discredit, expose, and denounce it generally. President Obama can blow smoke all he wants but if the press as a whole went after him for what he has done the public would eventually turn against him…….”
    June 1992
    Sarah McClendon: “What will the people do if they ever find out the truth about Iraq-gate and Iran contra?

    George H.W. Bush: “Sarah, if the American people ever find out what we have done, they will chase us down the streets and lynch us.”

  14. Holder is not as bad as Cheney and that crew, but he is a pirate and just not part of a large pirate crew like the Bush Cheney Pirate Crew.

  15. I am an Obama supporter but not a Holder supporter. A Holder supporter is like a jockstrap for a warped pittbull. And when you start banning pedophile priests then it might be ok to ban dog breeds on the basis if breed. And why does this blog use the younger photo of Holder instead of a current one?
    If you guys want to read some good stuff on how an Exceptional Nations deals with war criminals like Holder. Go to Google and Google: The Judges Trial, Nuremberg.

  16. “Get past your partisanship.” More balls than brains.

    Bruce, your sanctimonious responder is having a crisis of faith and he’s more cranky and curmudgeonly than ever. But, he is the one who “Really knows what’s going on.” In his own head anyway.

    1. “Bruce, your sanctimonious responder is having a crisis of faith and he’s more cranky and curmudgeonly than ever.”

      Tsk…Tsk….Nick, you’re attacking gratuitously again, but then I’m sure you and Bruce would make a matched pair.

  17. SwM – “Battle” fatigue? PTSD – Post-traumatic subpoena disorder?

    1. “How do you like your transparency now you bunch of Obama voters”


      Do you seriously believe Romney would have appointed an Attorney General who wouldn’t have done the same things as Holder? If so you’re not paying attention. The abuses stated with Bush II, that Obama (and Holder) continued them is to their everlasting shame, but then any Republican who would have run, with the chance of winning the Republican nomination would have continued Bush II’s policies. Get past your partisanship Bruce and you might realize the solutions you choose to these attacks on democracy won’t work.
      Forget labels and start really understanding what is going on.

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