Justice Department prefers to hire Terrorism Supporters

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by jack404, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    17,600
    Location:
    Australia
    Holder Admits 9 Terrorist Detainee Lawyers Now Work for DOJ

    WASHINGTON D.C. (YBH.COM) – In November of 2009, on behalf of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for “the names of political appointees in your department who represent detainees or who work for organizations advocating on their behalf…the cases or projects that these appointees work with respect to detainee prior to joining the Justice Department…and the cases or projects relating to detainees that have worked on since joining the Justice Department.”

    On February 19, 2010, Mr. Holder responded via letter, conceding nine such new hires at the Department of Justice worked for terrorist detainees or on behalf of the rights of terrorist detainees. He did not name 7 of those, only affirming the names of two already known: Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal, former lawyer to Osama bin Laden’s driver, and Jennifer Daskal, a detainee advocate at Human Rights Watch.

    Holder goes on to note that the lawyers in question are only minimally and narrowly recused from dealing with detainee matters, despite their prior interest in advocating on their behalf.

    Wonks see the letter as a non-answer to pointed questions and bordering on disrespectful of the information-gathering powers of the Committee.




    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/o...offers-no-details-84799487.html#ixzz0gMwu9g5f

    It keeps coming back to the same disturbing question: whose side is the Obama administration on?

    Holder admits nine Obama Dept. of Justice officials worked for terrorist detainees, offers no details

    By Byron York

    Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department. But he does not reveal any names beyond the two officials whose work has already been publicly reported. And all the lawyers, according to Holder, are eligible to work on general detainee matters, even if there are specific parts of some cases they cannot be involved in.

    Holder's admission comes in the form of an answer to a question posed last November by Republican Sen. Charles Grassley. Noting that one Obama appointee, Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal, formerly represented Osama bin Laden's driver, and another appointee, Jennifer Daskal, previously advocated for detainees at Human Rights Watch, Grassley asked Holder to give the Senate Judiciary Committee "the names of political appointees in your department who represent detainees or who work for organizations advocating on their behalf…the cases or projects that these appointees work with respect to detainee prior to joining the Justice Department…and the cases or projects relating to detainees that have worked on since joining the Justice Department."

    In his response, Holder has given Grassley almost nothing. He says nine Obama political appointees at the Justice Department have advocated on behalf of detainees, but did not identify any of the nine other than the two, Katyal and Daskal, whose names Grassley already knew. "To the best of our knowledge," Holder writes, during their employment prior to joining the government, only five of the lawyers who serve as political appointees in those components represented detainees, and four others either contributed to amicus briefs in detainee-related cases or were otherwise involved in advocacy on behalf of detainees.
    Holder says other Obama appointees, like Holder himself, came from law firms which represented detainees but did no work on behalf of the terrorist prisoners. But other than Katyal and Daskal, Holder does not reveal any names of any Obama appointees, nor does he mention the cases they worked on.

    And what are they recused from, anyway? Very little. Holder writes that Katyal has not worked on any Guantanamo detainee matters but has participated in litigation involving detainees who continue to be detained at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan and in litigation involving [Ali Saleh Kahlah] al-Marri, who was detained on U.S. soil." As for Daskal, "she has generally worked on policy issues related to detainees," Holder writes. "Her detainee-related work has been fully consistent with advice she received from career department officials regarding her obligations."

    As for everyone else, Holder lists no names and no cases, but in a paragraph filled with modifiers, he makes it clear that all the lawyers who had advocated for detainees are free to work on general detainee matters.
  2. Marlin T

    Marlin T Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    7,876
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Pro muslim at all costs, but one would think out of the millions of muslims that they would be able to find some that aren't supporters of terrorism.

    Talk about radical!
    oBOMBa all the way huh?
  3. Old Grump

    Old Grump New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,320
    Location:
    Little hut in the woods near Blue River Wisconsin
    It's us she worries about not them and you have to ask where the priorities are?

    As far as Holder goes, when have you ever seen a politician or political appointee in high office ever give a straight answer unless it made him look good.
  4. Lee C.

    Lee C. New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    255
    Location:
    Antigo Wi.
    Holder was the same one how helped ( Bill Clinton ) to move some terrorist out of the country be for they where jailed when clinton was in office. You don't here any thing about that at all.
  5. Trouble 45-70

    Trouble 45-70 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,703
    Location:
    NE Ar. W. of Black River
    Well the terrorists have their advocates at the Justice Dept. What about the citizens of this country who have been attacked by these scum. After all we pay taxes to have our laws enforced in order to protect us from enemys foreign and domestic. Is it too much to ask that our own Govt., who are picking up the tab for their defense, not have terror advocates in the prosecution?

    I think I am beginning to understand why Gen Cornwallis selected the melody "The World Turned Upside Down" to be played when he surrendered to Gen. Washington at the end of the American Revolutionary War.

    Dare I suggest that Sedition, if not Treason, is afoot out of Eric Holders office?
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr Justice to count feds' guns May 26, 2014
The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr Families want justice for suspects killed Nov 7, 2013
The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr Obamacare Justice Oct 8, 2013
The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr Yet another example of injustice at schools. Oct 8, 2013
The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr Justice is served Aug 9, 2013

Share This Page