Look, Menendez appears to have been involved in some pretty shady stuff, as we’ve chronicled. But one has to wonder whether the indictment would have been handed down had the senator not been so vocally critical of the president on Iran.
Is there anyone in the universe who was thinking, “Hey, you know what? I think they’re going to indict Lois Lerner.”
Of course it is.
Please please please tell me how the below action is constitutional.
We are citizens. The government needs probable cause and then a warrant to go through our stuff and even then it is to be limited. That is the LAW. Yet law enforcement wants this cyber dragnet.
Well, it’s about time.
Truly this administration has charted a bizarre path with regard to the big banks. One day Wall Street and the White House are buddies. The next day the banks are portrayed as villains. It’s been an odd tango of money, power, and domestic realpolitik.
This is the sort of thing which happens when the country has an Attorney General with an ax to grind. (Lord, don’t they all? But the current one is worse than usual.) Holder had a whole list of businesses he (and presumably the president) didn’t like. He and the Justice Department (sic) therefore decided to target these legal companies through “Operation Chokepoint.” The DOJ found ways to put the squeeze on gun dealers, ammo dealers, porn, tobacco dealers, etc. These are LEGAL companies, but Holder wanted to kill them anyway.
Somebody please tell me how this is so? Not why it’s so. I think we all know that. But how, after all this time, after all the attention, that no one at the IRS has tried to find Learner’s emails?
This stinks to the stratosphere.
More fallout from the Sharyl Attkinson book. She says she was illegally tracked on her computer and that according to a source at least one “government entity” had access to her Skype account, financial records, and pretty much everything else.
She also said that someone planted classified documents in her hard drive.
Even many of my liberal friends now acknowledge a strong statist bias in the #oldmedia. It’s not just how stories are reported but perhaps more importantly WHAT STORIES are reported.
You have to hand it to the administration. They have obfuscated and generally played the “time game” with all sorts of things quite effectively. This scandal. The Benghazi scandal. The IRS scandal. I’m probably missing a few.
“…liberty and justice, for all”
On Friday of last week “a senior official” at the DOJ called Darryl Issa’s office by mistake thinking it was a Democratic office. The official wanted to leak documents to the Dems and reporters before the Republicans saw them.
The key here is that the feds get to flaunt the law but private (often smaller) companies get the hammer.
I was talking to a fellow the other day over lunch and we both wondered how it was that Eric Holder could possibly, at this point, remain the Attorney General of the United States. It’s been one blatant abuse of power after another with this guy. Yet he remains.
More from the “watchlist leak” front.