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Breitbart reports yet another Obama/Holder scandal — with direct Arizona ties …
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.
“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
In addition to Burke’s involvement in leaking the document, emails the IG
uncovered show senior officials at the Department of Justice discussed smearing
One of those was Tracy Schmaler, the Director of the Department’s Office of
Public Affairs, who resigned her position at the DOJ after emails uncovered
through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request showed that she worked with
leftwing advocacy group Media Matters for America to smear whistleblowers and
members of Congress and the media who sought to investigate DOJ scandals under
Attorney General Eric Holder.
U.S. District Judge David Campbell handed both sides a partial victory at the
first stage in a case challenging Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s executive order
that her state will not issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens allowed to
stay in this country temporarily under President Barack Obama’s amnesty program
of not pursuing deportation for many illegal aliens. But the judge also signaled
that Brewer was likely to lose this case in the end, and these illegal aliens
will end up with Arizona licenses.
In 2012 Obama issued an executive order creating his temporary amnesty program.
After Congress refused to pass Obama’s proposed DREAM Act on enact an
immigration bill granting amnesty to millions of foreigners who entered this
country illegally, the president violated his constitutional duty to take care
to faithfully execute the law by announcing that he would not deport large
groups of illegals that he thinks should receive amnesty. A federal judge is
Texas recently held the administration’s actions illegal, but that issue has not
yet been resolved on appeal.
In response to Obama’s executive order and Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano’s subsequent halting of deportations, Brewer issued an order to the
Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles ordering them to stop accepting federal
documents from those illegal aliens granted temporary amnesty for purposes of
issuing driver’s licenses. An advocacy group for illegal aliens filed a lawsuit
challenging Brewer’s actions in Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer.
Brewer filed a motion to dismiss the suit, and the plaintiffs filed a motion for
a preliminary injunction to block Brewer’s actions while the lawsuit proceeds.
On May 16, Judge Campbell denied both motions.
Campbell rejected the plaintiffs’ argument that Brewer’s order violates the
Supremacy Clause by conflicting with federal law. He correctly reasoned that
Obama’s order and Napolitano’s follow-up actions carry no force of law under the
Constitution, and therefore do not amount to a federal law that would trump
However, Campbell held it was very likely that the plaintiffs’ alternative
argument that Brewer’s order violates the Equal Protection Clause of the
Fourteenth Amendment will ultimately succeed. Although he correctly held that
the lowest form of judicial scrutiny—called rational-basis review—is the legal
standard for a case like this, he then reasoned that Brewer’s order was likely
to fail under even that deferential standard when he issues a final ruling on
the merits of this case.
“The Governor’s disagreement with the DACA [amnesty] program may be a rational political or policy view in a broad sense—reasonable people certainly can disagree on an issue as complex and difficult as immigration—but it provides no justification for saying that an Arizona’s driver’s license may be issued to one person who has been permitted to remain temporarily in the country on deferred action status—say for an individual humanitarian reason—while another person who has been permitted to remain temporarily in the country on deferred action status under the DACA program is denied a license.” The court noted that both groups of aliens have their deportation actions deferred through prosecutorial discretion, both have temporary status, both are federally eligible to work, and both have documents that have always been accepted by Arizona for driver’s licenses. Campbell noted that Arizona asserts four bases for why Brewer’s law is rational, but concluded that Brewer’s order blocking one group of illegal aliens from getting licenses, but not the other group, undermined the argument of why her order was reasonably related to advancing the public interests she asserted in court.
Campbell has the pedigree of a conservative judge. A Utah native, he clerked for
Justice William Rehnquist (before he became chief justice) on the Supreme Court.
The opinion is well-written and gives Brewer her due. It seems unlikely that he
will change his mind later in this case, or that the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit will reverse his decision.
And so the latest fight between Obama and Arizona over immigration continues.
Breitbart News legal columnist Ken Klukowski is a fellow with the American Civil
According to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, this campaign commercial on the Benghazi scandal was ready to go last year, but Mitt Romney squelched it because he wanted to focus on the economy. A colossal mistake by Romney!
Congressman Paul Gosar issued this statement after participating in yesterday’s hearing on the Obama Administration’s Benghazi scandal:
“If we do not hold the Obama Administration accountable for their egregious failures, Benghazi will happen again. Today’s hearing demands further investigation into this attack; as new information shattered the Obama Administration’s lies surrounding Benghazi.”
“Today, the State Department’s Mr. Hicks told me directly that the administration’s statements and misrepresentations hurt U.S. credibility in Libya and shamed the government we are trying to support.”
Rep. Gosar continued, “I will not stop until we are confident we know all we can to prevent future tragic events similar to Benghazi and the rotten political spin that followed.”
Two marginal professional athletes – both without a team to call home — dominated the nation’s news cycle today – and for radically different reasons. Both were first-round draft picks in their respective leagues.
A young pro struggling to get his career going was released today. He’d been given one chance to shine in his brief pro career, and he enjoyed spectacular success. But after being traded to another team, he mostly rode the bench last fall, before his release today.
He spent much of his early life sacrificially working with his family to help better the lives of poverty-stricken people in Africa. In a time devoid of heroes, he’s a role model for young men. And he’s destined to become a great husband, father, and mentor. He’s already in demand as a religious and motivational speaker in the Christian community. Yet he’s been scorned and attacked by fascists and the Left-stream media for his faith. The sheep in the Left-stream media’s echo chamber repeatedly say he’s the most polarizing athlete in America.
He lives a clean and healthy lifestyle, but people complain he’s “too Christian.” Recently he’s been working out at a feverish pace in MaricopaCounty to fine-tune his game. He is hoping to sign on with another team and prove he belongs in the National Football League. His coaches marvel at his integrity, his work ethic and how much he has improved his skills and fundamentals in the past three months.
No one of note praised him today.
This aging journeyman center has bounced around the NBA for a dozen years. He has had low visibility from his seat on the bench of six pro teams, and he has not been recognized for anything of note in his communities. Averaging just 3.6 points per game in his career, he has not registered on anyone’s radar. Until today — for something that has nothing to do with his profession.
He has a personality disorder of a type that is often caused by neglect or, at worst, traumatic experiences including abuse. But current and former presidents and the commissioners of the National Basketball Association and the National Football League are tripping over each other to congratulate him. Along with former coaches. They’re hoping many more of their athletes will go through whatever it is he’s been through – and often times it isn’t something you’d wish on anyone – so they can gush how wonderful it is.
“We are proud he has assumed the leadership mantle on this very important issue,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern. A former president, the scandal-ridden Bill Clinton, said the “announcement today is an important moment for professional sports.” One of this journeyman center’s former coaches, who just traded him away, said he is “extremely happy and proud” of this player, whose career is nearing its end. “I am extremely happy and proud” of him, said Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner. ESPN is ready to declare him athlete of the century. The Democrats are probably booking him as keynote speaker for their 2016 national convention. Stanford University would gladly name this alum president. And with his newfound fame, he could easily win an election in practically any left-wing state. Neil Armstrong didn’t get this many accolades for walking on the moon.
You probably know Athlete A is Tim Tebow, released today by the New York Jets of the NFL, and Athlete B is Jason Collins, released by the Washington Wizards at the end of the season, and who announced he is homosexual. Collins could not be more highly exalted if he’d just won the Super Bowl and permanently established world peace. He wrote a lengthy story in Sports Illustrated to announce he prefers having sex with men, which biologically speaking, can’t be very much fun.
But the left-wingers are exhilarated. Some to push the radical homosexual agenda. Others just going with the flow to say the right things and sound enlightened, rather than to stand apart and look at what’s really going on.
Until years ago, the American Psychiatric Association’s official position on homosexual behavior was that it’s a personality disorder. But homosexual fascists caused such a ruckus that they intimidated the APA into discontinuing that. Their decision had nothing to do with science and everything to do with activist threats, pressure and political correctness.
The truth is that homosexuality is most often caused by negative events in a person’s life, including sexual abuse and parental disconnection. Collins said his family life is good, intact. But maybe some day after this clamor dies down, a TV or print reporter will interview him and the truth will come out. This man deserves sympathy for what he’s experienced. But the accolades may only serve to the detriment of younger boys who might think the abuse they’ve suffered is normal and acceptable. Many are being deluded, and what is being celebrated today is not compassion.
Three-fourths of homosexual men studied by the CDC did not even know they have HIV. Male homosexuals live 20-30 years less than heterosexual men, because of AIDs, cancer, drug and alcohol abuse, and more. These men suffer high rates of anal cancer. In one study, 41 percent of homosexual males reported having been forcibly raped as children. Do you still consider yourself compassionate, Coach Doc Rivers, Bill Clinton, Roger Goodell, David Stern, Barack Obama, and all you who glorify damaging and destructive life events? Your praises for Collins may have a devastating impact on countless young people listening to you and who look up to pro athletes. You would have multitudes risk severe health hazards in exchange for political correctness. We have an epidemic in this country and around the world … and you on the Left are celebrating its cause.
The political correctness will have a devastating fall-out, as Rush Limbaugh and a caller noted today:
CALLER: My question, let’s say player A comes out and says he’s gay, and he’s a quarterback, running back, something like that. Player B on the opposing team sacks him a few times over a season or in a game, is that gonna be considered a hate tackle? And will Obama come out and say, “My son’s not gonna play because there’s too much hate in football”?
RUSH: I have to tell you something. I haven’t even pondered this. You have a gay quarterback or a gay running back, and there’s a vicious penalty that requires the referees to throw a flag, will the people on TV in the sports media say, “I wonder if they hit the guy hard because he’s gay, I wonder if there’s payback? I wonder if that was a hate hit?” Given, Dan, that we’re talking about liberals in the media, that wouldn’t surprise me. I hadn’t even considered that. I can totally see that happening. I can see the allegation that a particularly egregious hit could be alleged to be a hate hit. And then, ladies and gentlemen, might we start hearing whispers, whispers, whispers of perhaps a bounty on gay players on certain teams? That kind of thing could be reported even if it wasn’t happening. If some reporter thinks it might happen, all he’s gotta do is raise the possibility. Are there bounties in the NFL against the gay players? I hadn’t even thought of that.
The Left certainly has its priorities out of whack. No wonder our country is so confused and in such moral chaos. What’s up is down; what’s down is up. God forgive us.
Okay, so put yourself in the place of those Watertown, Mass., residents in the search area for Tsarnaev.
You’ve been told to stay indoors for your own safety. Don’t go to work. Don’t go shopping. It’s not safe out there.
The police, FBI and SWAT teams are canvassing your entire neighborhood.
You’re tense. Everyone’s tense. You just wish this would be over, justice would be served, they’d catch this cold-blooded, murdering creep.
For your own protection … you make sure you have your gun at the ready.
Oh … but wait.
President Obama and the Democrats don’t want you to be able to protect yourself.
Too bad for you. If Tsarnaev breaks into your home … you’re a sitting duck. Your gun has been confiscated. All you’ve got left is hope that the police can find your home in time to protect you. By the time they get to your house, you and your loved ones could be dead.
This is exactly the life-threatening bind Obama and the Democrats want to put you in.
They want to put good, honest, law-abiding citizens like you at risk. At the mercy of home invaders, criminals … who would face no resistance from you. They’d have the confidence to do anything they want against an unarmed populace.
Think about it. This is what they want.