By Sam Foster
I wish I could say that I was the first to point out that Eric Holder and Obama are instigating a whitewash of wrongdoing in the New Black Panther Party scandal, but unfortunately, J. Christian Adams prognosticated that it was coming nearly two weeks ago:
The New Black Panther fix is in. I have learned through sources inside and outside the Department of Justice that the long-awaited internal report on the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal is done, and sensible Americans aren’t going to be happy. In essence, it will adopt the outrageous position of Attorney General Eric Holder when he testified to Congressman Frank Wolf’s Appropriations subcommittee a few weeks ago: all this fuss about the New Black Panther dismissal does a disservice to his people, or to quote the attorney general at the hearing, “my people.”
And surprise, surprise, the DOJ did as Adams had predicted. Today it exonerated itself:
In a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility said it had found no evidence that officials involved in decisions about the case acted inappropriately out of political or racial motivations.
The office said its conclusion applied both to officials who brought a sweeping civil lawsuit “We determined that the attorneys involved in the NBPP case made good faith, reasonable assessments of the facts and the law,” wrote Robin Ashton, a counsel in the office.
Robin Ashton is not part of some nonpartisan commission. She works for and reports to Eric Holder. She’s an Eric Holder appointment who was given the job of exonerating Obama since just last December right before Republicans took hold of the keys of executive oversight.
The DOJ findings stand in stark contrast with the nonpartisan Commission on Civil Rights which in January found that Obama’s administration was in fact, overtly culpable in the New Black Panther proceedings. But, since the commission issued this preliminary finding, Obama has appointed Democrat and Chicago attorney (as if there could be an Obama appointment from some other city) Martin Castro to chair the commission. Do you think we’ll ever get an official report now?
In the meantime, The Daily Caller has been busy digging up information on the Holder appointment, Loretta King, who was the AD in charge of dropping the New Black Panther case and she is a real piece of work. She fought voter verification in Georgia and is currently trying to argue an affirmative action case in direct contradiction to the Supreme Court ruling in Ricci v. DeStefano.
With a long list of Obama scandals that Darrel Issa is investigating, it sure does seem like Team Obama is working hard to tie up loose ends.
Cross posted at The Lonely Conservative