COMMENT: In a For The Record series produced between Obama’s election and his inauguration, we noted that Obama’s Chicago political milieu was inextricably linked with the Karl Rove/Bank Al-Taqwa/Talat Othman concatenation that was the focal point of the Operation Green Quest investigation.
(Green Quest was the investigation of terrorist funding, and culminated in the 3/20/2002 raids that exposed Othman, Grover Norquist, Karl Rove and their profound involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood milieu involved with funding Hamas and Al Qaeda.)
In that discussion, we wondered if Obama was being “badjacketed”–set up for discrediting if he did not cooperate with the powers that be. We revisited that analysis during our series on the Muslim Brotherhood Spring in 2011. Obama might easily have had a terrorist albatross hung around his neck because of his connections to the Rove/Green Quest milieu.
One wonders if his cooperation with the Muslim Brotherhood Spring operation (begun under the George W. Bush administration) might have been mandated by the potential dirty laundry to be washed should Obama’s Chicago/Rove/Al-Taqwa connections have come to light.
The incisive Legal Schnauzer blogspot informs us that Attorney General Eric Holder’s former law firm is deeply connected to Karl Rove and that they actively blocked the release of Rove’s e-mails to investigators seeking access to them. That access might very well have shed light on the scandal surrounding the firing of U.S. attorneys and the nakedly political prosecution of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman.
Given Karl Rove’s penchant for “badjacketting,” one must wonder to what extent Holder was selected precisely because of his vulnerability in this regard, and to what extent the Rove/Othman/Chicago links to Obama may have figured in Holder’s selection.
Many have puzzled over the Obama administration’s failure to prosecute the criminal establishment that the Bush administration embodied. By the same token there have been no effective prosecutions of the hyenas of Wall Street for their willful subversion of the U.S. and global economies. The possibility that Rove and company may have Eric Holder (and, perhaps, Barack Obama) by the short hairs is one to be considered.
The Holder/Covington & Burlington connection might also explain aspects of the bloodletting in Alabama. If the GOP murderers who have dispatched Major Bushinsky and others had a “man on the inside” in this scheme, it would certainly facilitate the targeting and cover-up of the victims.
And, yes, the term “GOP murderers” is redundant.
EXCERPT: We recently learned that Attorney General Eric Holder’s old law firm has alarmingly close ties to the Republican National Committee (RNC) and key figures from the George W. Bush administration.
Now we learn that the firm, Covington & Burling, actually brags on its Web site about its role in helping protect Karl Rove’s e-mails that were stored on RNC servers.
Alabama attorney and Siegelman-case whistleblower Jill Simpson helped break the initial report about Holder’s old firm. And Douglas Yates, an alert Legal Schnauzer reader from Fairbanks, Alaska, has added to it by revealing that Covington & Burling actually brags about its handiwork on behalf of the RNC–and Karl Rove.
Yates spotted this gem on the C & B Web site:
“We represented the Republican National Committee in connection with investigations by the House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees regarding US attorney firings and the hosting of e-mail accounts for White House officials.”
Simpson says Holder’s conflicts of interest could not be more clear. And they cover both the U.S. attorney firings and political prosecutions, such as the Don Siegelman and Paul Minor cases:
“It seems Covington denied the RNC e-mails to the House Judiciary Committee on the firing of the nine U.S. attorneys and the political prosecutions. What that means is that Holder’s very firm denied the e-mails in the Don Siegelman case, and the Paul Minor case. In fact they have been the ones negotiating with Congress, and I don’t believe they have ever turned over the RNC e-mails at Chattanooga. So there you have it–Holder’s firm protected Karl Rove from turning over the e-mails on the nine U.S. attorneys and the Siegelman and Minor matters, all while Holder was at that firm.”