Update: WH scrambles on leaks after press conference. Yup, it’s designed to block a special prosecutor. No, it is not a compromise worth accepting. As we write below, get a batch of special prosecutors to scrap the bottom of the corruption as quickly as possible.
December 10, 2008 we wrote: “A Special Prosecutor is needed right now to investigate the Obama Culture of Corruption.”
December 11, 2008 we wrote: “The multi-headed Hydra which is the Obama Chicago Culture Of Corruption is growing another head in Washington, D.C. and a special prosecutor is needed in Washington while Patrick Fitzgerald stabs at the Hydra in Chicago.”
Our reasons for bringing forth a special prosecutor are explained in those articles. More reasons have emerged. Now, it’s gotten worse:
“Senate Will Investigate National Security Leaks About Terrorism ‘Kill List’
The Senate will investigate recent national security leaks to the news media in the wake of articles in The New York Times about a “kill list” for terrorists and the use of cyberweapons against Iran, a Senate official said on Tuesday.
Tara Andringa, a spokeswoman for Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, the Democratic chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said the committee would hold hearings “pertaining to recent public reports of classified information.”
Ms. Andringa’s comments came after Republican senators John McCain of Arizona and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, both called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the leaks.
“Such disclosures can only undermine similar ongoing or future operations and, in this sense, compromise national security,” Mr. McCain said on the Senate floor. “For this reason, regardless of how politically useful these leaks may be to the president, they have to stop.” [snip]
Mr. McCain told reporters afterward that he believes the leaks have been designed “to enhance President Obama’s image as a tough guy for the elections.” Mr. McCain is the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee.”
A Senate Armed Services Committee investigation is not sufficient. Criminal charges must behead the politically motivated Obama leakers. A Senate investigation will be hamstrung by Obama Dimocrats up for election themselves, trying to save themselves, country be damned.
This is Barack Obama’s latest God Damn America moment:
“Most ominously, there are the national-security leaks that are becoming a national scandal—the “avalanche of leaks,” according to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, that are somehow and for some reason coming out of the administration. A terrorist “kill list,” reports of U.S. spies infiltrating Al Qaeda in Yemen, stories about Osama bin Laden’s DNA and how America got it, and U.S. involvement in the Stuxnet computer virus, used against Iranian nuclear facilities. These leaks, say the California Democrat, put “American lives in jeopardy,” put “our nation’s security in jeopardy.”
This isn’t the usual—this is something different. A special counsel may be appointed.
And where is the president in all this? On his way to Anna Wintour’s house. He’s busy. He’s running for president.
But why? He could be president now if he wanted to be.“
Why be president when you can undermine the country and be a treacherous liar? The latest abomination from Obama: I’m offended that my hyperpolitical administration is being accused of leaking classified info for electoral gain
“Via Mediaite, profound righteousness from a guy who’s been zealous in prosecuting lower-level bigmouths but somehow hasn’t cracked down on the
one two three fourfive major leaks in the past year that conveniently burnished his campaign image as an ass-kicking, Osama-killing, Iran-hacking James Bond of a C-in-C. In fact, he’s so offended that he’s not even going to entertain the idea of an independent prosecutor to find out where these curiously politically helpful stories keep coming from.
“No,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said when asked if Obama would yield to congressional requests that an “independent counsel” investigate a recent series of intelligence leaks to the media. “I refer you to agencies that are tasked with investigating these kinds of matter. And, again, this is something that the President insists that his administration take all appropriate and necessary steps to prevent leaks of classified information or sensitive information that could risk our counterterrorism operations.”
Carney also couldn’t agree to a congressional investigation.”
Paging John C. Stennis the Watergate investigation Nixon dupe. Paging John Mitchell the Nixon Attorney General. Oops, we meant Eric Holder – to help Obama get over his scandal embarrassment:
“Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday appointed two U.S. attorneys to lead a pair of criminal investigations into possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information.
The attorney general said Ronald Machen, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, and Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, will direct separate probes that are currently being conducted by the FBI.
“These two highly respected and experienced prosecutors will be directing separate investigations,” Holder said in a statement. “I have every confidence in their abilities to doggedly follow the facts and the evidence in pursuit of justice wherever it leads.”
The attorney general said Machen and Rosenstein “are fully authorized to prosecute criminal violations discovered as a result of their investigations and matters related to those violations.”
Holder added that both prosecutors are authorized to consult with members of the intelligence community and follow “all appropriate investigative leads within the executive and legislative branches of government.”
Two U.S. Attorneys from two Obama Dimocrat bastions. How convenient!
How very convenient that Ronald Machen is an Obama appointee.
It’s not as if this is the only Obama scandal Holder is weaving webs on:
“Fast & Furious amnesia hits Attorney General Eric Holder during House testimony
Attorney General Eric Holder frustrated his most fierce Capitol Hill accuser and other GOP lawmakers Thursday when asked about the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious weapons sting and which high-ranking Obama administration officials knew about the botched operation.
Holder sidestepped questions by GOP Rep. Darrell Issa about whether he or other Justice Department officials had even started to pull together Fast and Furious documents requested in an October 2011 subpoena Issa sent the agency. [snip]
Issa, R-Calif., is a member of the committee. He also is the chairman of the chamber’s Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs, from which he issued the subpoena. The requests were largely related to an ill-conceived and executed Fast and Furious tactic known as “gunwalking,” which has been linked to the 2010 death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. [snip]
Issa has vowed to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to respond to the subpoena. Holder has testified he has given congressional investigators the requisite information.
On Monday, Issa released information about six wiretap applications that he says prove high-ranking Justice Department officials knew about the gunwalking tactic.
Issa says the applications were signed by Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, Holder’s second in command.
The Obama administration has repeatedly said high-level Justice Department officials had no specific knowledge of the gunwalking tactic. [snip]
In another tense exchange Thursday, GOP Rep. Lamar Smith asked Holder whether he or anybody else told the White House about so-called “gunwalking tactic” after it appeared to contribute to the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, Holder replied “I don’t know.”
Lives have been lost. More lives are threatened. Democrats and Republicans who care about the country want investigations, not Obama stonewalling:
“Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill don’t agree on much these days, but they agree that the Obama administration has a serious problem with leaking classified information.
And with national security in the balance, a group of congressional leaders says there’s an urgent need to get things back in line.
“A special prosecutor can take years. We don’t have years. We need to legislate, and we need to do things quickly,” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday at a press conference of chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees.
The four legislators — Feinstein, Sen. Saxby Chambless (R-Ga.) and Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) — said they met Thursday morning with James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, and will receive a briefing from FBI Director Robert Mueller later in the day.
But after a glut of stories about secret U.S. operations overseas – from an Associated Press reports of foiled Yemeni bomb plots to drone strikes in Pakistan to last week’s New York Times story confirming long-suspected U.S. involvement in development of the computer virus Stuxnet – they say it’s become clear that there’s a problem that the administration hasn’t been able to address on its own.”
A special prosecutor will take years but the guilty will be prosecuted. As to that Eric Holder phony investigation, the foxes are disguised as hens:
“Rogers also raised the possibility some of the leaks could be coming from the Justice Department of FBI. The Justice Department’s national security division has recused itself from part of the leak investigation, Rogers said.
“It appears the sources of these leaks could be in a position to influence the investigations,” he said. [snip]
Even with Feinstein’s call for a legislative response, Rogers still wants a special prosecutor to investigate the matter because, he said, a single investigator could find evidence of wrongdoing “within their chain of command.”
“I believe this warrants a fair and complete investigation,” he said in an interview Thursday afternoon on CNN. “Someone who would be able to have access to all elements, not just the intelligence community, not just the Department of Defense, but all elements that had access to this information.”
Carney said the president was not in favor of appointing a special prosecutor. [snip]
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the House Homeland Security Committee chairman who also sits on the Intelligence Committee, on Thursday echoed McCain’s sentiment.
“It has to be for re-election,” King told POLITICO. “They can deny it all they want. But it would require a suspension of disbelief to believe its not being done for political purposes.”
King cited the AP’s drone story as an egregious breach of national security.
“I think it’s a pattern they have. The fact that [Obama adviser David] Axelrod is sitting in meetings when they are deciding how drone attacks are being carried out,” King said. “What the hell is he doing there?”
What the Hell is Axelrod doing there? Well, what the Hell is Obama doing in the White House? Send him back to the Rezko House in corrupt Chicago where he belongs amidst the stockyard stench.
It’s more than past time for a special prosecutor. To shorten the time until results are produced, appoint many special prosecutors. Get answers now. Prosecute the guilty now.
Check Key #9 Allan, it’s turned.