President Obama is a little uneasy with the way journalists have been dragged into the Justice Department’s aggressive pursuit of national security leak investigations. In fact, he has ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a 45-day review of the department’s guidelines on the issue.
That bit of news was buried in the middle of the president’s hourlong speech today at National Defense University.
“Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs,” President Obama said. “Our focus must be on those who break the law.”
And then the news: “I have raised these issues with the attorney general, who shares my concern. So he has agreed to review existing Department of Justice guidelines governing investigations that involve reporters, and will convene a group of media organizations to hear their concerns as part of that review. And I have directed the attorney general to report back to me by July 12th.”
Ok so Holder initially said he had recused himself from the AP scandal, then it comes to light he signed off on the warrant to obtain telephone records of over 20 AP reporters. Now we find out that Obama has tasked Eric Holder with the job to investigate the DOJ. So Obama has basically told Eric Holder to investigate himself. So bear with me in the IRS scandal the woman Lois Lerner has been put on administrative leave (WITH PAY) She was in charge while IRS agents targeted political groups she did not agree with. It is a violation of our constitutional rights to knowingly persecute and group or individual based on their political views. ( I really do not understand how people are not enraged by this action) It stinks to high heaven. This is something we would see in China, North Korea, Russia, but in the land of the free????? Why have we not yet gotten answers on Benghazi? We lost Americans there and nobody wants to explain why this administration FAILED! Eric Holder held out on the Fast & Furious gun debacle and Obama shut it down with executive privilege. How is it we always hear how they cannot comment because all of these things are ongoing investigations? We have a dirty government and enough people supporting it in this country that it is literally ripping this nation apart. Again I ask What Country is This? All they keep saying is they had no idea. What has happened to this great nation where have all our Patriots gone?