Fed Judge Blasts DOJ Lawyers for Lying in Court to Defend Obama Amnesty

 

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It’s been repeatedly proven that government officials lie regularly to cover up wrongdoing and now a scathing federal court order blasting the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its army of lawyers offers details seldom seen by the public. In fact, the judge in this case appears to go out of his way to write something for the masses, not just the parties involved in the litigation.

The case involves a lawsuit filed by 26 states against the federal government challenging President Obama’s immigration amnesty measures. It was originally filed in the Southern District of Texas and the judge hearing the case, Andrew S. Hanen, issued a 28-page order last week slamming DOJ attorneys representing the administration for intentionally lying to the court, thus violating a multitude of ethics and court rules. Among other things Hanen admonishes DOJ lawyers for lying by claiming in court that the president’s amnesty plan featuring three-year deferrals wasn’t being implemented when in fact it was for more than 100,000 illegal aliens. The measure is officially known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the agency charged with implementing it.

In the order Hanen writes: “The Government admits that the lawyer making these statements knew at the time of this hearing that the DHS was already granting these three year extensions (which it also admits are only authorized by the 2014 DHS Directive) instead of the two-year renewals authorized in 2012. Not only did counsel fail to tell the Court that the DHS was already granting relief using the 2014 DHS Directive, she told the Court that nothing would happen with regard to revised DACA until mid-February of 2015.” The lashing continues. “Apparently, lawyers, somewhere in the halls of the Justice Department whose identities are unknown to this Court, decided unilaterally that the conduct of the DHS in granting three-year DACA renewals . . . was immaterial and irrelevant to this lawsuit and that the DOJ could therefore just ignore it. Then, for whatever reason, the Justice Department trial lawyers appearing in this Court chose not to tell the truth about this DHS activity. The first decision was certainly unsupportable, but the subsequent decision to hide it from the Court was unethical.”

Texas initiated the lawsuit in December 2014 challenging the president’s amnesty order and the other states eventually joined in. Judge Hanen ruled in favor of the states, essentially blocking the amnesty, and later discovered that the administration disregarded the order and government attorneys repeatedly lied about it in court. After Hanen’s reprimand became public, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said this: “Throughout this case, the administration has struggled to provide accurate, reliable information regarding the scope of the President’s plan or even when it would be implemented. From the start, our lawsuit has been about asserting that one person cannot unilaterally change the law, and part of that is ensuring everyone abides by the rule of law.

This kind of pubic scolding, especially from a federal court, is seldom seen while a president is still in office. The DOJ is supposed to defend the public’s best interest, not lie to cover up the president’s wrongdoing. An editorial in a mainstream newspaper points out that the misconduct unmasked by Judge Hanen should trouble Americans of all political persuasions. “Prosecutors often abuse their powers in run-of-the-mill cases,” the editorial states. “But this is a constitutional challenge with major consequences for the separation of powers, and the deceit must have required the participation and coordination of dozens of political appointees and career lawyers. That suggests a serious institutional failure, not mere rogue actors.” The piece refers to the DOJ’s systematic deception in court about the administration’s conduct an “ethics rot.”

Nail Driven into a European Democracy’s Coffin

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Said at the height of the United Kingdom’s greatest expanse in 1922 was, “the sun never sets on the British Empire.” It was a time Britain held sway over a fifth of the world’s population.

One wonders how 20th century Brits felt as that influence began waning in World War II’s aftermath. At what point did reality take root the sun was, in fact, setting upon their empire? Did most understand it at the time or did reality only set in later?

Spiraling British influence almost hit another low in September 2014 when Scotland voted on, but rejected, independence from the U.K.

British influence sank even further on May 5.

This date is the answer to a question of historic significance a future generation of Brits will ask. Sadly, by then, it may be too late to do anything about it. Their question will be: When did the sun start setting on British democracy?

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Will this be Obama’s Legacy?

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READ THIS !! Unbelievable Is this going to be the Obama LEGACY?

President Obama orders creation of America’s First-Ever National Monument to Sodomy.

Federal officials, including Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), will hold a listening session on May 9 to solicit feedback on the proposal. Barring a last-minute complication — city officials are still investigating the history of the land title — Obama is prepared to designate the area part of the National Park Service as soon as next month, which commemorates gay pride.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA IS POISED TO DECLARE THE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL MONUMENT RECOGNIZING THE STRUGGLE FOR GAY RIGHTS, SINGLING OUT A SLIVER OF GREEN SPACE AND PART OF THE SURROUNDING GREENWICH VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD AS THE BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICA’S MODERN GAY LIBERATION MOVEMENT. “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”Romans 1:26,27 (KJV)

While most national monuments have highlighted iconic wild landscapes or historic sites from centuries ago, this reflects the country’s diversity of terrain and peoples in a different vein: It would be the first national monument anchored by a dive bar and surrounded by a warren of narrow streets that long has been regarded the historic center of gay cultural life in New York City.

Federal officials, including Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), will hold a listening session on May 9 to solicit feedback on the proposal. Barring a last-minute complication — city officials are still investigating the history of the land title — Obama is prepared to designate the area part of the National Park Service as soon as next month, which commemorates gay pride.

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OBAMA ORDERS THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE TO BEGIN THE PROCESS: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at the Stonewall Inn, scene of the riots widely credited with starting the modern gay rights movement, that the National Park Service will begin marking sites of significance to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Protests at the site, which lasted for six days, began in the early morning of June 28, 1969 after police raided the Stonewall Inn, which was frequented by gay men. While patrons of the bar, which is still in operation today in half of its original space, had complied in the past with these crackdowns, that time it sparked a spontaneous riot by bystanders and those who had been detained.

Although national monument designations are partly symbolic, backers of the move said it could bolster the fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, which led to the landmark 2015 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

“THE PRESIDENT HAS MENTIONED STONEWALL ALONG WITH SELMA AND SENECA FALLS IN HIS SECOND INAUGURAL. SO IT’S FITTING THAT HE WOULD BE THE PRESIDENT TO BRING THIS FORWARD,” HE SAID. “IT’S BREATHTAKING HOW FAR WE’VE COME, IN SO SHORT A TIME.”

“We must ensure that we never forget the legacy of Stonewall, the history of discrimination against the LGBT community, or the impassioned individuals who have fought to overcome it,” Nadler, who has co-authored legislation that would make it a national park, said in a statement. “The LGBT civil rights movement launched at Stonewall is woven into American history, and it is time our National Park system reflected that reality.”

The president described Stonewall as a critical event in the nation’s social progress during his second inaugural speech, reflecting the idea “that all of us are created equal,” and alluded to it again when celebrating the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma, Ala.

Interior Department spokeswoman Amanda Degroff said Obama “has made clear that he’s committed to ensuring our national parks, monuments and public lands help Americans better understand the places and stories that make this nation great” — though at the moment the administration has no official announcement on the designation. source

Federal Government Waste Exploded Under Obama, Data Show

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Big Government: The federal government wasted more than $100 billion on over payments last year. It knows this, even tracks it, but somehow can’t seem to stop it. Is there a better indication that government is too big?

A federal website called Payment Accuracy tracks in great detail what it calls “improper payments” made by the federal government through Medicare, Medicaid, farm programs, school lunch programs and others to contractors, doctors, students, and so on.

Last year, the government made $126 billion in over payments, nearly double the amount of made in President Bush’s last year.

Improper payments in Medicare, for example, went from $10 billion in 2008 to $43 billion last year; and for Medicaid, the figured jumped from $19 billion to $29 billion.

The Payment Accuracy site notes that the government also underpaid by $11 billion last year. Still, at $115 billion, the net overpayment just in 2015 is massive.

It is, for example, equal to the combined budgets of the Departments of Justice, Energy, Interior, State and the EPA for 2015.

It’s twice as much all the income taxes paid by everyone making less than $50,000.

It’s roughly equal to the combined 2015 profits of Apple, Exxon Mobil, Wal-Mart, Google, Pfizer and Comcast.

The Payment Accuracy site also notes that for some programs, improper payments account for a substantial share of their budgets. They account for 23% of the Department of Agriculture’s school breakfast program, for example, and almost 24% of the money handed out through the Earned Income Tax Credit program. Almost 10% of Medicaid’s budget is made up of improper payments

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Meet Julie Tauber McMahon, President Clinton’s alleged long term mistress.

Is it true? Look, even the National Enquirer gets one right every now and then and besides. And besides, when it comes to Bill Clinton and women……………………..

 

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Who is Bill Clinton’s mistress? Does he have one long-term mistress? What does she look like? These questions have been answered, if the writer of a new book on the former President is to be believed.

Bill Clinton is alleged to have had a thirteen-year affair with a prominent New York socialite nicknamed “Energizer” by Secret Service agents, according to a new book on the former President.

Julie Tauber McMahon lives just a few miles from the Clintons’ primary residence in Chappaqua, NY. And, because the Clintons are protected by the Secret Service at all times, her visits to the home when Bill is there can be timed to within minutes of Hillary’s departure.

Author Ronald Kessler’s newest book is The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. He conducted on- and off-the-record interviews with current and former agents as part of his research.

According to one of McMahon’s family members, the ongoing affair became something of a “running joke” within the family: McMahon would go to foreign locales such as London and Paris unexpectedly, and the family would find out later that Clinton had been there at the same time.

The 54 year-old mother of three has denied claims she is the former President’s mistress since the National Enquirer first reported the relationship in 2008.

Julie is the daughter of prominent Democratic fundraiser Joel Tauber. She and Clinton met at a fundraiser in 1998, during the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Among the book’s more amusing passages is the revelation that McMahon will frequently bring Clinton’s Secret Service detail biscuits–as both a friendly gesture, and a means of purchasing their silence.