Friday, June 19, 2009

Holder pursuing old cases against Black Panthers - Obama AG now believes Stellar Wind wiretapping was legal.

Attorney General Eric Holder is living up to his legacy as someone whose conservative credentials were so impeccable that President Ronald Reagan appointed him as a judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 1988.

WMR has learned from a knowledgeable source that Holder has decided to pursue criminal cases against members of the original Black Panther Party that date back to 20 and 30 years ago. Some leaders of the African-American community said they are shocked that Holder would be pursuing such old cases dug from dormant files.

In addition, WMR has learned that the Holder Justice Department continues to target whistleblowers in the federal government who have raised serious fraud, waste, and abuse charges against a variety of federal agencies. The whistleblowers charge that the malfeasance that began during the previous Bush administration is continuing in force under Obama.

The Justice Department and FBI, according to information received by WMR, is using warrantless wiretapping powers to pursue whistleblowers. In testimony before the Senate yesterday, Holder, who said in a June 2008 speech, "I never thought that I would see the
day when a president would act in direct defiance of federal law by authorizing warrantless NSA surveillance of American citizens," backtracked and told Senator Russ Feingold during questioning that he did not believe the warrantless wiretapping program, code named Stellar Wind by the National Security Agency, was illegal.