Wooow. Pretty much everything about Obama in this is terrible. There’s just a smorgasbord of reasons to point out regarding why this man fails as a leader. Top two examples here: 1. He treats those, who risk far more than he does to protect this country, like servants, with a complete lack of respect for their status and sacrifices, and 2. he cannot form a coherent sentence. What sniveling sad excuse for a man.
The White House and the Justice Department are running out of closets to hide their skeletons!
New details about the Justice Department’s bully tactics against reporters and whistleblowers are emerging. Not only did the Obama administration snoop through the private emails of reporters covering the story, the Inspector General for the DOJ said in his latest report that department officials leaked private information of Operation Fast and Furious whistleblowers in order to smear them.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson.
The DOJ IG said it found “Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.”
“We are referring to OPR our finding that Burke violated Department policy in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to a member of the media for a determination of whether Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state bars in which Burke is a member,” the IG wrote.
Burke resigned from his post as U.S. Attorney over the incident in August 2011, the first major Department of Justice official to leave his or her post in the Fast and Furious scandal. He said after the fact, in interviews with congressional investigators, that he now views leaking the document as a “mistake.”
In addition to Burke’s involvement in leaking the document, emails the IG uncovered show senior officials at the Department of Justice discussed smearing Dodson.
It just keeps getting worse for Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama (yes, liberals, the Justice Department is part of the Executive Branch). Pretty soon, they’re going to have to rename the White House the House of 1,000 Scandals.
Congressman Steve Stockman Tuesday asked two House chairmen to investigate allegations individuals reported to a White House email address for criticizing Obama’s health care reforms were targeted with Internal Revenue Service audits.
During the debate over adopting ObamaCare the White House encouraged liberal activists to report Obama’s critics to a “Flag@WhiteHouse.gov” email address. At least one of those reported tells RedState.com editor Erick Erickson he was then targeted with audits. “Remember that website Obama set up to report neighbors who opposed Obamacare? A friend reported himself and got audited shortly thereafter,” Erickson tweeted May 13.
“We need to know if there were any others. This certainly fits the rapidly-expanding pattern of people who criticize Obama suddenly finding themselves targeted by the IRS,” said Stockman. “Obama’s IRS scandal is spreading like a cancer.”
“Government reforms adopted after Watergate prohibit the White House from coordinating with the IRS to target citizens. We know White House critics were targeted by the IRS. We know the White House maintained an active enemies list through Flag@WhiteHouse.gov. Investigators must find out how targets were picked and what, if any, White House personnel knew about it,” said Stockman.
Stockman has asked the House Ways and Means, and Government Reform and Oversight, Committees to seek answers to three questions:
1) Were any individuals or groups reported to Flag@WhiteHouse.gov later subjected to IRS audits?
2) If so, were the audits politically motivated?
3) If the audits were politically motivated, did the White House violate federal laws prohibiting such coordination?
“Obama’s Nixonian demand that his followers provide him with an enemies list is even more disturbing in light of the IRS’ admitted wrongdoing,” said Stockman
In 2010, a Federal judge granted the Romeike family political asylum to the United States after Germany threatened to take their children away and imprison the parents for homeschooling. The Obama administration filed an appeal to overturn that decision, denying the Remeikes’ asylum, and putting their family in jeopardy.
Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Obama administration and denied the Romeikes asylum.
from the Blaze:
The Romeike family has for years been battling for the right to educate their children as they see fit. Today, the United States government has denied their request.
Originally from Germany, Evangelical Christians Uwe and Hannelore Romeike wanted to homeschool their six children, but it is against the law in Germany. They faced threats of legal action from the government and crippling fines before choosing to immigrate to the United States in 2010, seeking political asylum.
U.S. Immigration Judge Lawrence Burman granted the Romeike’s request, but it was overturned in 2012 by the Board of Immigration Appeals, after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement challenged the decision.
Today, in the words of the Home School Defense League Association, which has represented the family: “The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama Administration’s denial of asylum granted to the Romeike family.”
The parents could face jail time if forced to return home.
The Romeikes and their lawyer plan to appeal to the Supreme Court.
I find it astounding that amid all the scandal and corruption of the Obama administration, they still have time to fight good people like the Romeikes in court. They are people who want the freedom to educate their children without the state’s interference, and they’re being persecuted by their home country’s government.
President Obama fights tooth and nail for amnesty, but when given the opportunity to grant asylum to a peaceful family who has been in the US for years, his administration wants to throw them out and separate the children from their parents. It is the lowest form of hypocrisy.
The common thread here with every other policy of Obama’s is the general hatred of personal liberty.
This is disgusting. I hate what this country has become. This just further solidifies the fact that America is no longer any semblance of free.
I’ve basically learned to not hold too much respect for any one person. They always end up possessing some sort of ignorance that disappoints me.