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CONNECTIONS WITH SHARPTON, THE CLINTONS, “RACIAL DISCRIMINATION” NOT REPORTED BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 9, 2014) — On Saturday, Obama announced his nomination of Loretta E. Lynch to succeed putative Attorney General Eric Holder, who declared his resignation in late September.
Obama has asked that Lynch be confirmed by the Senate “without delay,” although presumptive Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that the nomination should be considered by the incoming rather than “lame-duck” 113th Congress.
ABC News reported that Lynch, if confirmed, will “carry on Holder’s civil rights legacy” but that she is not “a member of Obama’s inner circle.”
Holder withheld tens of thousands of pages of pertaining to the Fast & Furious gunrunning scheme which the ATF carried out under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department in 2009 and 2010. He contended to Congress that he had not known about the operation until several weeks before he was interrogated in May 2011. In June 2012, Holder was cited by Congress for contempt and sued for the documents, which apparently resulted in his release of a number of them on Monday evening.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee termed Fast & Furious a “gun trafficking case.”
On September 25, just after Obama and Holder announced Holder’s resignation, an editorial at The New York Post stated in regard to the contempt citation, “We’d like to hear Holder’s successor weigh in on that case. Ditto for the contempt finding against Lois Lerner, who took the Fifth under dubious circumstances during Congress’ investigation into the IRS targeting of conservatives.”
Holder claimed that congressional investigators’ actions into Fast & Furious were “politically-motivated” and that gun-running began during the George W. Bush administration.
Upon announcing Holder’s resignation, Obama stated that Holder has upheld the ideal of “equal justice under the law” and has taken “steps that further guarantee everyone’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
On September 26, CNN reported that “Choosing a new attorney general and getting approval in a Senate confirmation hearing will be difficult for the White House. While the list of strong candidates who could assume the role is long, congressional politics will make it difficult to get Senate approval for just about anyone.”
Plus, while he has endured his share of controversies, Holder is also President Barack Obama’s very close friend and confidant, someone for whom the President consistently communicated his full support.
“We have been great colleagues, but the bonds between us are much deeper than that,” Holder said Thursday in a joint statement with Obama, announcing his departure. “I’m proud to call you my friend.”
Emails turned over to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday show Holder using an obscene expression and making derogatory remarks about those who questioned his veracity about Fast & Furious. In one email, Holder admits that “thousands of Mexicans were being killed with guns from our country” by means of guns transferred to known Mexican criminals by ATF agents.
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed as a result of Fast & Furious.
Lynch is reportedly Holder’s choice for his own replacement. During Saturday’s briefing, Lynch stated that “racism” existed in the school she attended in North Carolina as a child.
According to The Huffington Post, “Lynch has developed a close relationship with Holder from the New York City borough of Brooklyn while keeping a much lower profile than her counterpart across the East River, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan who built his name on a string of big insider-trading cases and prosecutions of politicians for corruption.”
Recent meetings between Lynch and Holder have been reported by multiple news sources.
Early in his term, Holder refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panthers after the Justice Department received a default judgment against them for their perpetration of voter intimidation with a billy club and reported racial slurs outside of a Philadelphia voting precinct on Election Day 2008, when Obama first ran for president.
Members of Congress have accused Holder of “a pattern of behavior of refusing to enforce the laws in a racially-neutral manner” and “harassing” employees within the Department of Justice for objecting to some of his policies.
Holder responded that blacks are “my people” and that he has been working on their behalf to ensure their voting rights. Holder has sued several states which enacted laws requiring no-cost photo identification to vote.
The leader of the New Black Panthers, Malik Zulu Shabazz, bears a similar name to that which writer Martha Trowbridge claims is Obama’s real name. North American Law Center (NALC) lead attorney Stephen Pidgeon told The Post & Email following publication of his Articles of Impeachment against Obama that the putative president committed fraud by assuming a manufactured identity earlier in his life.
Obama’s only confirmed personal “documents” have been declared “computer-generated forgeries” by a law enforcement investigation conducted by the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse beginning in September 1981.
Lynch graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English in 1981 and Harvard Law School in 1984. She is currently the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, a position to which she was appointed and confirmed by President Bill Clinton in 1999 as well as Obama in 2010.
Article II, Section 2, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution states that the president “shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.”
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 states that the president must be a “natural born Citizen,” for which many doubt Obama qualifies based on his Kenyan-citizen father and documents deemed by a criminal investigation to be “computer-generated forgeries.”
At least two websites reported that because of Obama’s “selection” of her, Lynch “will be the next attorney general” without mentioning the Senate confirmation process. Another reported that Obama “appointed” rather than “nominated” Lynch. The Washington Informer stated that “Lynch, a 55-year-old Harvard Law School graduate from North Carolina, will be the first African-American woman to serve in the position.”
Lynch’s office is currently prosecuting Republican Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents New York’s 11th District and won re-election on Tuesday. Grimm, a former U.S. Marine and FBI agent, admitted to threatening physical harm against a reporter following Obama’s State of the Union address.
The 20-count grand jury indictment was issued in April by a grand jury which alleged that Grimm committed tax fraud by paying employees of a restaurant he owned and managed in cash, “employed unauthorized aliens,” and “conspiring to defraud the United States.”
If convicted on all counts, 44-year-old Grimm faces decades in prison. At his arraignment on April 28, Grimm pleaded “not guilty.” One of Grimm’s attorneys stated that Lynch’s nomination indicated that she “has been having conversations about it for a while” which raise questions of political motivations.
Obama is poised to “legalize” millions of illegal aliens through executive action, which former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor Andrew McCarthy stated is within Obama’s Article II authority if he “pardons” those who came to the country illegally.
If Obama’s documents were released to defraud American voters into believing that he was eligible for the presidency when he was not, or that his identity was what it was not, he could be guilty of the same crime.
In 2010, at that time in private practice, Lynch was mentioned as a possible contender for the position of Brooklyn District Attorney.
Attorney General Eric Holder – and all of us at the Department of Justice who work on criminal justice issues – take seriously our obligation to protect the safety of all Americans and the security of our nation; to safeguard civil and human rights; to prevent and combat violent crime, financial fraud, and threats to the most vulnerable members of society; and to strengthen collaboration among government, law enforcement and our community partners.
As part of this mission, the department has made great progress in reforming America’s criminal justice system. Our focus is not just on the prosecution of crime, but on eradicating its root causes as well as providing support for those re-entering society after having paid their debt to it.
There is, of course, much work still to be done. Currently our country imprisons approximately 2.2 million people, disproportionately people of color. This situation is a drain on both precious resources and human capital. The Attorney General is committed to reform of this aspect of our criminal justice system…
To further ensure that the elimination of discrimination is an ongoing priority, the Attorney General has created a Racial Disparities Working Group, led by the U.S. Attorney community, to identify policies that result in unwarranted disparities within criminal justice and to eliminate those disparities as quickly as possible…
Before Holder announced his resignation, Al Sharpton stated that he was “engaged in immediate conversations with the White House” about the next attorney general. Sharpton attended a meeting between Lynch and the family of an unarmed black man who died after a New York City police officer used a chokehold to subdue him, which might have been illegal. Lynch reportedly said that “her office was monitoring a pending state investigation.”
Lynch has indicated that she opposes voter identification laws and praised Holder for his work in the Deep South done on behalf of “our children,” clarifying her meaning with the word “minority.”
On Sunday, an article published at The American Thinker reported that Lynch worked as a “campaign lawyer” for the Clintons “on the Whitewater-Madison matters,” referring to the real estate “scandal” between the Clintons and James McDougal. McDougal was convicted of 18 felonies based on fraudulent loans issued by his Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, which had formed ties to the Rose Law Firm, where Hillary Clinton worked at the time.
Hillary’s and McDougal’s accounts of the events surrounding the failure of Madison Guaranty did not agree.
The mainstream media is currently not reporting Lynch’s political ties to the Clintons or relationship with Holder or acquaintance with Sharpton. Rather, The New York Times echoed Obama’s contention that Lynch is “apolitical.”