Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
By Peter Andrew
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The scandal over President Barack Hussein Obama’s racist Department of Justice dropping the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panthers is boiling up and could lead right back to the White House.
A congressional committee now plans to issue new subpoenas and call for a new investigation into why Team Obama dropped the case even though it had already won! A default judgment had been issued when the defendants failed to show up in court. Even after that, the Attorney General’s office asked that the case be dismissed! They had already won!
We started reporting on this case nearly a year ago on the Official Obama Administration Scandals List. On 9/13/2009, we noted that “Team Obama (was) in Trouble for Dropping Voter Intimidation Case against Democrat New Black Panthers“
The video evidence is hard to argue with…
Well, did you know Team Obama’s Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Loretta King, saw too it that the federal case against the panthers was dropped?
Jennifer Rubin at Pajamas Media had an excellent report when the story broke. She noted Eric Holder’s Justice-for-Blacks-Only Department had refused to cooperate with the Civil Rights Commission on the case:
“The Commission on Friday voted unanimously by a 5-0 margin to pursue the year-long study and to set up a separate subcommittee to handle sensitive discovery issues. The Commission also agreed to send a letter replying to the Justice Department’s announced refusal to cooperate with the Commission’s investigation. It seems that we are therefore headed for a clash between the administration, which has bragged about its transparency, and the Commission. It remains unclear whether the Justice Department will continue to stonewall as some fear or ask the president to invoke executive privilege to block the DOJ’s cooperation with the Commission’s investigation, thereby significantly impeding the only truly independent entity examining this issue…some Republicans are not willing to give up all leverage over Holder’s Justice Department. To that end, a hold has been placed, it is believed by Sen. Tom Coburn, on the nomination of Civil Rights Division head Thomas Perez.”
For great background, read Rubin’s entire piece here. She deserves credit for bringing this issue (way back when) and seeing that it received wider attention.
A month later, we offered this UPDATE 10/24/9: From The American Spectator: “They won’t turn over information about the New Black Panther decision. They lie about who made the decision.”
The case seemed to go away, but has been blowing up since Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly landed an interview with a former Justice Department Lawyer willing to speak out on the matter. UPDATE 6/30/2010: Fox News: “A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama administration’s handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for racially motivated reasons. J. Christian Adams, now an attorney in Virginia and a conservative blogger for Pajamas Media, says he and the other Justice Department lawyers working on the case were ordered to dismiss it.
“I mean we were told, ‘Drop the charges against the New Black Panther Party,’” Adams told Fox News, adding that political appointees Loretta King, acting head of the civil rights division, and Steve Rosenbaum, an attorney with the division since 2003, ordered the dismissal.”
Seems Adams may have been the original source for the Jennifer Rubin report. That could also have landed him the blogging gig at Pajama’s Media.
This begs the question… who approved the decision by King and Rosenbaum? It is hard to imagine any scenario where Attorney General Eric Nation-of-Cowards Holder could claim he was unaware of this or that he himself did not give the green light. The opposite seems far more likely.
Then, it is fair to ask if President Obama himself was aware of this and approved of it himself? Did the President, in fact, order that the case against the New Black Panthers be dropped?
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J. Christian Adams testifies before Congressional Civil Rights Commission stating that this case was dropped for political reasons. “In emotional and personal testimony, an ex-Justice official who quit over the handling of a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party accused his former employer of instructing attorneys in the civil rights division to ignore cases that involve black defendants and white victims. …Adams, …said that “over and over and over again,” the department showed “hostility” toward those cases. He described the Black Panther case as one example of that — he defended the legitimacy of the suit and said his “blood boiled” when he heard a Justice official claim the case wasn’t solid. “It is false,” Adams said of the claim. “We abetted wrongdoing and abandoned law-abiding citizens,” he later testified.UPDATE 7/7/10:The Wall Street Journal now calls this “A Very Obama Scandal.”
And a Fox report says a Civil Rights Panel “plans to issue a new round of subpoenas and call for a separate federal probe following explosive testimony from an ex-Justice official, a commissioner said. As the case heats up, members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights may even travel to South Carolina to track down one witness… Commissioner Ashley Taylor said the panel will send out a letter as early as Wednesday calling for the Justice Department to open an investigation into the charge. The letter will go to Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez (ConservativeAmerican.org notes: If his name sounds familiar, he’s the same one Coburn tried to prevent from getting approved), who in May told the panel to bring any such claims “to our attention” if there’s evidence. “I think (the testimony) provided the evidence of the policy he said he was unaware of,” Taylor said, calling Adams’ allegations “serious” and “shocking.” …The Obama administration initially pursued the case, winning a default judgment in federal court in April 2009 when the Black Panther members did not appear in court. But then the administration moved to dismiss the charges the following month after getting one of the New Black Panther members to agree to not carry a “deadly weapon” near a polling place until 2012.”
ConservativeAmerican.org asks the obvious quesiton; Is it okay for him to carry a deadly weapon near a polling place in 2012?! This case proves again that Obama is an anti-white racist. He has appointed a racist to the U.S. Supreme Court (who believes wise Latina women make better decisions than white men ever could) and a racist as Attorney General, in the form of Eric “Nation of Cowards” Holder. You don’t appoint people like that unless you agree with them.
This scandal could lead right into the Oval office.