Obama accepts Holder’s investigation of Holder

holder-obamaBiz Pac Review – by Tom Tillison

While most of the nation was focused on the conclusion of the George Zimmerman trial, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holdermet with President Obama on Friday to report on the outcome of his investigation of Eric Holder.

Obama said in May that Holder would launch the review amid criticism of the Justice Department’s seizure of records belonging to The Associated Press and Fox News, as well as the labeling of Fox News reporter James Rosen as a criminal “co-conspirator,” a ruse used to seize his personal emails, according to The Hill.  

Holder signed the warrant that named Rosen a co-conspirator, giving agents access to his personal email account and allowing them to track not only his phone records but his parents’, too.

The White House said Obama “accepted” the report, which is expected to contain new guidelines limiting the circumstances under which the Justice Department could obtain journalists’ records.

Holder released a statement later in the day that included the formation of a “Ministry of Truth,” as described by Twitchy.com. The statement said, in part:

If a determination is made by the attorney general to delay notification for an initial 45-day period, only the attorney general may authorize a delay of notification for up to an additional 45 days, and even then, only if the attorney general again determines, after an additional review by the News Media Review Committee, that, for compelling reasons, notice would post a clear and substantial threat to the integrity of the investigation, grave harm to national security, or imminent risk of death or serious bodily harm. 

The gist is that government can subpoena reporters’ records but delay informing the media that it has done so for 45 days, but only in the “most exceptional cases,” the Washington Examiner reported.

The News Media Review Committee will comprise “senior Department officials… who are neither directly involved nor play a supervisory role in the investigations involved, [and who] are engaged in the consideration of the use of investigative tools that involve members of the news media,” according to the Examiner.

“The Department of Justice is firmly committed to ensuring our nation’s security, and protecting the American people, while at the same time safeguarding the freedom of the press,” Holder said in the statement.

Just don’t try to convince Rosen of that.

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6 thoughts on “Obama accepts Holder’s investigation of Holder

  1. Wow, it can’t get much dumber. (Ok, it probably can.) I can imagine how the investigation went.
    Eric: “Hey Eric, you do anything wrong lately?”
    Eric: “Why gee Eric I don’t think so.”
    Eric: “Well Eric, that’s good enough for me. Check ya later.”

    1. lol…Yeeeeepppppppppppppppp. Like 150 FBI shootings, 150 justified – as investigated BY the FBI.

      Even the one where an agent shot a bystander in the head, and the FBI settled for millions, but the shooting was “justified”.

      The only silver lining in all this – if it can get to the general herd of sheep, is that more will shed their sheep suit and join the wolves.

  2. A traitor scum criminal allowing another traitor scum criminal to investigate himself.That sounds like the LAPD doing an internal investigation into the wrong doing it has been getting away with forever!

  3. I hate to admit it, but I thought this was going to be a satire when I first read the title.

    Sadly, not so.

  4. “The Department of Justice is firmly committed to ensuring our nation’s security, and protecting the American people, while at the same time safeguarding the freedom of the press,” Holder said in the statement.

    Can you see through this to the truth?
    On trenches I think we all do.

    The Department of Justice is firmly committed to ensuring our nation’s TOP EMPLOYEES’ security, and ENDANGERING the American people, while at the same time DESTROYING the freedom of the ALL OTHERS.

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