It didn’t take long for Holder to blame someone else. In this case, he wants us to believe he had Noooo idea the other guys had grabbed up so much data. Of course that is a lie. Further, Holder is of the mindset that any information you think is private isn’t. Right now the DOJ is working to make the phone companies keep data in the event that a citizen may commit a crime- or come under suspicion- and the DOJ wants to be able to search back through his emails, text messages and phone record.
So having the DOJ sweep up so much information without justification isn’t surprising at all. They just don’t think it is wrong.
The Associated Press reported Monday that phone records of its reporters and editors had been subpoenaed and seized in that probe.
Holder said decisions in that investigation were being made by Deputy Attorney General James Cole and “the deputy attorney general would have been the one who ultimately had to authorize the subpoena that went to the AP.”
He added that since he was recused from the investigation, “I’m not familiar with all that went into the formulation of the subpoena.”
He also said he could not explain why voluntary cooperation wasn’t sought from the Associated Press before the subpoena was executed.
Yeah, right… He’s suddenly the Forrest Gump of lawyers who cannot comprehend why or what happened. It’s not like his DOJ has done anything else suspicious under his watch, like letting the New Black Panthers go or smuggling dangerous weapons to Mexican cartels.
As this gets worse, and trust me, there is plenty for the MSM to latch onto that they have ignored for years, you’ll see more and more lawyers getting out of the mine shaft. They know what the law is, and they know there is a chance somebody is going to sacrificed to protect Holder and Obama.
There is NO WAY the White House didn’t know. This is far too coordinated and focused. Look for the highest IRS official- a lawyer I’m sure- suddenly have trouble remembering who called him with such a fine idea.
On a technical level this subpoena is too wide. It would be akin to me as a detective saying to a judge or a State Attorney that I was convinced a crime occurred in a neighborhood and although I didn’t know who did it I wanted all the records for all the homeowners in the area.
They would laugh me out of the office.
But not feds. Remember they hold the power and have no accountability. Or as I’ve said before “Who watches the watchers.” Another example of “I do it because I can” mindset.
Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years.
According to the organization’s filings, Lerner approved the foundation’s tax status within a month of filing, an unprecedented timeline that stands in stark contrast to conservative organizations that have been waiting for more than three years, in some cases, for approval.
Lerner also appears to have broken with the norms of tax-exemption approval by granting retroactive tax-exempt status to Malik Obama’s organization.