HAS THE FBI BECOME A POLITICAL TOOL?
by Sharon Rondeau
(May 23, 2013) — On Thursday, it was widely reported that putative Attorney General Eric Holder approved a search warrant against Fox News reporter James Rosen which claimed that there was probable cause to believe that Rosen was “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a case involving a State Department employee who had allegedly leaked classified information.
FBI Agent Reginald B. Reyes, who said he had worked for the FBI for “over five years,” cited multiple allegations of U.S. Code violations against Rosen, who had reported information imparted to him by the State Department official, Stephen J. Kim.
Three warrants in the case were scheduled to be unsealed in November 2011 by Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, but were “delayed” by 18 months, for which Lamberth “apologized” on Wednesday.
The FBI is part of the U.S. Department of Justice, headed by Eric Holder. In 2009, Holder refused to prosecute a clear case of voter intimidation on the part of several members of the New Black Panthers because Holder considered them to be “his people.”
Kim was charged with “espionage” two years ago, when Rosen was identified as the reporter to whom Kim had given information on a potential situation involving North Korea. However, it was not revealed that a search warrant had been obtained against Rosen with allegations of criminal activity in regard to his news report, which quoted the “Central Intelligence Agency.”
According to The New York Times, on some occasions, Kim used an email alias to communicate with Rosen. Whether or not Rosen knew that the information might have been considered “classified” is still unclear.
Obama’s former EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson, resigned earlier this year after it was revealed that she had used email accounts with pseudonyms to carry out government business which the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is reportedly investigating.
Despite prosecuting more regime employees than all other presidential “administrations” combined for leaking information under the 1917 Espionage Act, sensitive national security information was leaked last June and initially attributed to the White House. A report on the leaks has not been forthcoming.
Obama and his putative vice president, Joseph Biden, leaked the fact that SEAL Team 6 had taken out Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011. Three months later, a helicopter bearing some of those involved in the raid plus other special operations servicemen crashed under questionable security and operating conditions. Many in the retired military community believe that the crash was not accidental.
After the 2008 presidential election and his installation as resident of the White House, Obama promised “transparency” in government, stating:
My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
The Obama regime is currently embroiled in three arenas of exposed corruption: seizing records of journalists without notification; the IRS routinely targeting what it saw as politically-opposed organizations; and the lack of a military response to the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans. Some have said that Obama allowed Amb. Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith to die when he gave a “stand-down” order which stopped normal contingency plans from being enacted.
Earlier this week, a Washington Times writer tweeted that another scandal even more serious is on the horizon, citing a CIA source. On Thursday’s “Hannity” show, the possibility of presidential impeachment was raised by a guest commentator.
Cold Case Posse lead investigator Michael Zullo reported today that he will be meeting with a group of key people within the next two weeks to advance his investigation of Obama’s long-form birth certificate, which the posse found to be fraudulent along with Obama’s Selective Service registration form.
Obama’s press secretary brought up the topic of the birth certificate at his press briefing on Tuesday despite no reporter having asked about it.
Zullo has remarked in the past that Obama “is the only American president that has aliases.” Conflicting life narratives and birth hospitals have been cited, and both versions of his alleged birth certificate have been declared forgeries by experts in addition to Zullo.
On April 30, 2010, Darren Wesley Huff was arrested for allegedly violating two federal firearms laws ten days earlier after traveling to Madisonville, TN to attend a court hearing for Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III. An affidavit signed by FBI Special Agent Mark Van Balen stated that he had been told by a local official serving as a lookout that on April 20, Huff and others were carrying firearms in the area of the courthouse.
Obama operatives admitted to having called in false threats to the Madisonville mayor, naming Fitzpatrick as a potential perpetrator of violence on April 20. Huff was not named in any of the calls, which prompted “extra security” to be placed around and on top of the courthouse, at exit and entrance ramps to the highway, and throughout the town.
In his affidavit, of which The Post & Email possesses a hard copy obtained from PACER, Van Balen claimed that during an interview with FBI agents on April 19 at his home, Huff had “told the agents that he was planning to travel to Madisonville to assist FITZPATRICK in making citizens [sic] arrests.” However, Fitzpatrick did not know that Huff or anyone else had been planning to attend the hearing, and Fitzpatrick had no plans to issue any “citizens arrest warrants.”
Van Balen also misstated Fitzpatrick’s April 1, 2010 arrest as having taken place on April 2.
The Post & Email has proved that Van Balen’s statements are false. No surveillance video captures Huff where Van Balen claimed Huff was positioned in the town, and Huff had locked his firearms in a toolbox in the back of his truck in the presence of at least two Tennessee Highway Patrolmen before reaching Madisonville. He did not retrieve them from the toolbox, nor did he attempt any kind of “takeover” of the courthouse. Like many other potential observers that day, Huff was denied access by sheriff’s deputies armed with assault rifles.
Huff went across the street to have lunch, where he briefly spoke with Fitzpatrick following the hearing, and then went home uneventfully.
Ten days later, he was arrested on the two firearms charges. No one had been apprehended or arrested on April 20, and the people stated by Van Balen as having been carrying guns were never identified. Van Balen’s second-hand claims were never verified, nor were any citizen eyewitnesses called to testify at Huff’s October 2011 trial.
A local official who testified against Huff stated that he had observed people “legally armed” in Madisonville on April 20, 2010. That official, Mike Hall, was placed under investigation by the Tennessee Attorney General’s office last summer, although Hall had left his position at the Tenth Judicial District Drug Task Force before that time.
Later in 2010, both Fitzpatrick and Huff were denoted in a law enforcement training program as “Sovereign Citizens,” a campaign taken up by Obama’s FBI against believers in the Bible, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has likewise described “sovereign citizens” as “anti-government” to include “tax protesters” and other “patriot” groups considered “extremists.” Obama-supportive corporate media likewise hastily blamed “right-wing extremists” for the Boston Marathon bombings when they were carried out by Muslim terrorists.
Over the past two weeks, Obama’s IRS has admitted targeting “Tea Party” and other “conservative” groups when reviewing applications for tax-exempt status, with some asked for the content of prayers, speeches, and the titles of books they had recently read. Some were forced to abandon their applications or spend thousands of dollars on attorneys’ fees to finally acquire them.
Darren Huff was convicted on what the government said his “thoughts” were, without any actions supporting the charges. After the jury initially pronounced a “hung” verdict, Judge Thomas Varlan told them to “continue your deliberations.”
While in Chicago, Obama’s various campaigns became adept at obliterating his political opponents. In 2008, when Obama first ran for president, anyone challenging him or his policies was ridiculed, marginalized, defamed, and called “racist,” including Joseph Wurzelbacher, whose only “thought crime” was to ask Obama about his tax policies and how they might affect small business owners. During the 2012 presidential election, Tea Party groups were noticeably absent.
Previous Obama-sycophantic “news” sites are now decrying the U.S. Department of Justice’s “criminalizing [of] journalism.”
Meanwhile, Darren Wesley Huff remains in federal prison on a “thought crime,” labeled an “extremist” by putative U.S. Attorney William C. Killian, who was chosen by Obama. Killian stated that Huff was convicted of “ATTEMPTING TO CAUSE A CIVIL DISTURBANCE WHILE ARMED;” however, Huff was not armed in Madisonville, and there was no disturbance.
Although the media failed to investigate Obama’s eligibility and life story in 2008 and again in 2012, numerous outlets are now protesting the infringement of their First Amendment rights.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.