By Michelle Malkin • August 27, 2009 03:34 PM
The New Mexico Republican Party is asking pointed questions about the DOJ’s decision to drop charges against crony Democrat governor and failed Commerce Secretary nominee Bill Richardson.
It was “killed in Washington,” we’ve been told.
Who killed it and why?
Show us the sunlight, Team Obama:
ALBUQUERQUE—In response to news reports that high-level Washington DC officials in the U.S. Department of Justice have decided not to allow indictments related to pay-to-play allegations involving Governor Bill Richardson and members of his administration, Chairman Harvey Yates Jr. released the following statement:
“In light of the serious and endemic public corruption plague in this state, New Mexicans deserve straight answers from the Obama Administration.
“Specifically, who is responsible for the decision not to proceed with these indictments? Was this decision made contrary to the advice of experienced, non-political, career prosecutors and the FBI? If so, what was the justification for ignoring the advice of experienced, non-political prosecutors and FBI investigators? Did Obama’s political appointees dispute the results of the FBI investigation? Lastly, what is the basis for overturning these decisions in a case of public corruption involving high-level Democrat politicians?”
During his Senate confirmation hearing, Eric Holder, Obama’s pick for the attorney general post, testified that “The attempt to politicize the department will not be tolerated should I become attorney general of the United States.” Continued Holder, “… I will work to restore the credibility of a department badly shaken by allegations of improper political interference ….”
“In light of his former statements and on behalf of New Mexicans statewide, we ask that Attorney General Holder provide transparent and honest answers concerning this matter,” concluded Yates.
Today’s Associated Press coverage of the story quotes an individual familiar with the case saying that the probe “was killed in Washington.”
One week (last week) of Attorney General Holder and Department Of Justice bad decisions shows my fears of Eric Holder as being one of the worst choices sliding easily past our weak kneed Senators and their circus Hearings for appointment screening. Certainly the DOJ can influence the fear level in America.
Remember the Randy Weaver Family members and friends being killed in Idaho with DOJ knowledge and BATF and or FBI members doing the killing. That was under Janet Reno who Eric Holder apprenticed with during the Clinton Administration. In a brief executive session, the FBI sniper who killed Vicki Weaver during the 1992 Standoff at Ruby Ridge, Horiuchi, declined to answer the first question put to him, and said he would take the Fifth in response to any others put to him. The corrupt government would sweep it under the rug and actually held a trial against Randy Weaver.
Another and more public display of government might and how wrong they can act was under the same group of terrorizing administration with the Waco Branch Davidians compound massacre. Using US Army tanks against American citizens and chemicals known to cause fires the wooden structures were gassed and of course burned as planned so few escaped to witness against a government gone wild.
I do remember a sadness for the execution of accused criminals without evidence or trial in both situations. I also was much more fearful of the misuse of power loaned to the US government from the individual God given right to use force to defend. Neither action was a defensive action for the government, soldiers, officers or nearby citizens. So when I receive requests from government to trust and give more power, I remember how easily a trustworthy Bill Clinton, Janet Reno and other appointed and hired could blow away citizens with no due process or intent to be fair. The current administration sent this plea for more trust and power:
As President Obama said at the town hall in New Hampshire, “where we do disagree, let’s disagree over things that are real, not these wild misrepresentations that bear no resemblance to anything that’s actually been proposed.”
So let’s start a chain email of our own. At the end of my email, you’ll find a lot of information about health insurance reform, distilled into 8 ways reform provides security and stability to those with or without coverage, 8 common myths about reform and 8 reasons we need health insurance reform now.
Should I trust them? Do you trust them? Are they the most transparent government ever? Are all of their promises and projections coming true, being met? Are you just a little bit afraid? Prayer to a loving God gives answers all this way better than trust in a bigger more complex government. I keep coming back to the fact that God makes life rewarding and not too difficult to understand. Government, bullies on the playground and others who want to take advantage of me make things too complex for me to understand or work thru without huge wasted efforts. I choose trust in God over trust in government. I hope to encourage a few others to learn, I want to learn to better work within the Constitutional form of government we have strayed away from.