Wow: Prosecutor Just Announced He’s Investigating Harry Reid For A BIG Reason

Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev., is in hot water again. This time, he is being investigated by the state attorney general of Utah in a pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general, John Shurtleff and John Swallow.

Troy Rawlings, a Davis County, Utah, attorney, said that he’s looking into allegations against Reid. Rawlings wouldn’t comment on the allegations, but said they were related to the case involving the attorneys general.

Since 2013, Reid has been denying any involvement into fixing an investigation into a software business of one of the attorneys general. At the time, U.S. Department of Justice investigators decided not to charge Reid with criminal wrongdoing.

Salt Lake City’s City Weekly raised questions about Reid’s involvement that Rawlings alluded to in a statement to the Associated Press: “To simply ignore and run from what has been presented by multiple witnesses and sources, and the potential impact on the Mark L. Shurtleff case, would mean I am either intentionally blind, or overly worried.”

Shurtleff and Swallow were arrested in the summer of 2014 and have pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery.

Rawlings voiced his criticism of apparent stalling within the U.S. Department of Justice by limiting his access to information related to his investigation.

The Justice Department concluded their investigation in 2013 without filing charges, but the FBI has continued to work with Rawlings in the investigation. Rawlings told the AP: “It is not up to the DOJ to tell me who can and who cannot be investigated and what evidence is relevant and material to a state case.”

Stephen Dark of the City Weekly reported on the investigation. He wrote that a businessman named Jeremy Johnson recorded a conversation between himself and Shurtleff.

Jeremy Johnson claims that Reid was involved in a pay-to-play bribery scheme focused on gambling, the details of which were published in The Salt Lake Tribune in October 2014. A transcript of a conversation that Johnson recorded between himself and Shurtleff included allegations about a group of online poker business owners who had funneled $2 million to Reid in 2010 to get Reid to introduce legislation legalizing online poker. According to a June 6, 2013, AP story, Reid as well as Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., ‘pursued federal law to legalize Internet poker but ultimately gave up before even introducing the legislation.’

The Constitution’s Big Lie

One of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated upon Americans at the time of its telling and which is still trumpeted to this very day is the notion that the U.S. Constitution contains within its framework mechanisms which limit its power. The “separation of powers,” where power is distributed among the three branches – legislative, executive, judicial – is supposedly the primary check on the federal government’s aggrandizement.

This sacred-held tenet of American political history has once again been disproved.

Last Friday (October 23), the Attorney General’s office announced that it was “closing our investigation and will not seek any criminal charges” against former Internal Revenue Service’s director of Exempt Organizations, Lois Lerner (or, for that matter, anyone else from the agency) over whether she improperly targeted Tea Party members, populists, or any other groups which voiced anti-government sentiments or views.

The Department of Justice statement read:

The probe found ‘substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia leading to the belief by many tax-exempt applicants that the IRS targeted them based on their political viewpoints. But poor management is not a crime.’

Incredibly, it added:

We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution.

That the DOJ will take no action against one of its rogue departments demonstrates the utter lawlessness and totalitarian nature of the federal government. The DOJ’s refusal to punish documented wrongdoing by the nation’s tax collection agency shows the blatant hypocrisy of Obummer, who promised that his presidency would be one of “transparency.”

It can be safely assumed that Congress will not follow up on the matter, as Darrell Issa (R-Ca.), who chaired a committee to investigate the bureau’s wrong doings, admitted that its crimes may never be known. The DOJ and Issa’s responses are quite predictable once the nature of the federal government, and, for that matter, all government, is understood.

Basic political theory has shown that any state is extremely reluctant to police itself or reform unless threatened with destruction, take over, or dismemberment (secession). The Constitution has given to the federal government monopoly power where its taxing and judicial authority are supreme. It will not relinquish such a hold, nor will it seek to minimize such power until it is faced with one of these threats.

While it was called a federated system at the time of its enactment and ever since by its apologists, the reality of the matter is quite different. As the Constitution explicitly states in Art. VI, Sect. 2, the central government is “the supreme law of the land.” The individual states are inferior and mere appendages to the national government – ultimate control rests in Washington.

In fact, it was the Constitution’s opponents, the much derided Antifederalists, who were the true champions of a decentralized system of government, while their more celebrated opponents such as Madison, Hamilton and Jay wanted an omnipotent national state.

Thus, in the American context, the only method for those oppressed by the federal government is to either threaten or actually go through with secession. Attempts to alter its dictatorial rule through the ballot box or public protests are futile. While there will naturally be outrage at letting the IRS off the hook, focus and anger must be redirected away from participation within the current political system to that of fundamental change.

Congress’ refusal to prosecute an executive bureau that has deliberately used (and is still using) state power to oppress and harass opponents of the Obama regime demonstrates the bankruptcy of the idea that separation of power limits tyranny. Federal power and the corresponding tyranny and corruption which it has bred has never been countered by the checks and balances and separation of powers of the supposed “federal republic” created a little over two centuries ago.

Until the “big lie” of the Constitution is realized, agencies like the IRS will continue to target and tyrannize anti-government organizations, groups, and individuals. The Constitution provides no real mechanism for the redress of grievances from the subjects which it rules. Only when the breakup of the federal Union has taken place will American liberties and freedoms be secured.

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Watch: Obama Admin Got Word That Town Rejected Muslims, So It Takes Matters Into Its Own Hands…

The federal government is suing a town because the local zoning board denied a Muslim organization a permit to build a school.

The United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Pittsfield Charter Township in Michigan on Monday, Oct. 26. The suit was filed in the United States District Court in the Southern Division of the Eastern District of Michigan by the government’s Civil Rights Division.

It alleges that the planning commission–and, ultimately, the Pittsfield Board of Trustees–was unlawful when it denied a rezoning application for the construction of a Muslim school because the decision was discriminating against the Islamic faith.

“Religious freedom is a cornerstone of our society, and that freedom includes being able to create the institutions and physical spaces needed for worship, religious education and other aspects of religious exercise,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, in a news release.

Gupta said the Justice Department will continue to challenge local governments over land use issues to ensure “that all religious groups enjoy the right to practice their faiths freely.”

The lawsuit also claims that the board’s decision prevents the landowner from using or developing land, and that the board’s decision places an unreasonable burden on the Muslim Community Association (MCA)

The lawsuit seeks to restore the Michigan Islamic Academy (MIA) to where it was before the denial, for the town to implement actions to prevent a similar decision in the future, and any additional relief the court deems proper.

The township lawyer hasn’t responded to the claims.

The case dates back to 2010, when MCA sought to buy land to build a school in the township. The current school, MIA, operated out of a facility shared with the MCA community center and mosque in Ann Arbor. MIA officials said growth of the Muslim community created a shortage of space beginning in 2008.

After plans to expand were deemed unsuitable to meet the school’s growing needs, MIA began looking elsewhere and found 26.7 acres of undeveloped land near a subdivision in Pittsfield. It was zoned residential for homes and condominiums and did not have a designated school zoning. An official bought the property at a foreclosure auction for $250,000, and then sold it for $1 to a group known as North American Investment Properties, L.L.C. That group sold the land to the Hidaya Muslim Community Association.

Plans were changed several times with many modifications addressed. One change involved a proposed future community center and prayer hall. MIA had it in a March 2011 proposal, but eliminated both in the May 2011 plan, reportedly because of city officials’ concerns.

The planning commission denied the petition in August 2011 after hearing public comments until 1:30 a.m. The commission determined the project failed in three areas in that it was not a small school, so it didn’t conform to the town’s master plan; that traffic would be disruptive; and that noise and light expected from the school’s outdoor activities would be an annoyance to nearby residents. The board adopted the commission’s recommendation for denial, unanimously and without discussion, in October 2011.

A federal judge in Detroit dismissed a lawsuit filed by MCA in 2012. The group wants the judge to reopen the suit.

Did DOJ ‘Strong Cities’ Put US Under Islamic Law?

On September 30, 2015, at the UN, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a new worldwide law enforcement initiative, the Strong Cities Network, to be set up in certain American cities. What this actually is is the UN plan for global police, using the Department of Justice. It’s the overriding of American law by the Obama administration in conjunction with the UN, without Congressional input.

What’s the initiative all about? Officially, it’s to prevent and combat “violent extremism in all of its forms” without linking it “with any particular religion, nationality or ethnic group.” The emphasis is on inclusiveness, collaboration, and non-discrimination. Although it doesn’t mention any specific religion, using the language of Obama-speak, its goal of “building social cohesion and resilience to violent extremism” actually means peacekeeping between Muslims and non-Muslims, “mostly by making sure that non-Muslims don’t complain too loudly about, much less work against, rapidly expanding Muslim populations and the Islamization of their communities,” according to Pamela Geller.

This is a reasonable interpretation. Instead of “building social cohesion,” the flood of Islamic refugees and immigrants are destroying social unity in Western nations; yet they’re being welcomed by governments despite public outcry. And the FBI recently sent out a bulletin to law enforcement warning of attacks against Muslims by “militia extremists,” even though there’s no proof of any imminent attacks. In DHS reports, we’ve also seen the Obama administration target conservatives such as Christians, gun-owners and pro-lifers as dangerous.

Who’s set to head this “worldwide initiative”? A Jordanian Muslim, Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN’s new High Commissioner of Human Rights, of course. The UN is a sharia-compliant organization, and there’s been a great deal of movement toward silencing critics of Islam in nations around the world, fueling speculation that this will be used to enforce Islamic blasphemy laws. According to Foreign Policy, “in 2013, the ministers of justice of the League of Arab States approved an extremely wide-ranging draft blasphemy law that not only aims at criminalizing allegedly blasphemous utterances…but also envisaged extraterritorial jurisdiction, meaning that someone deemed to have blasphemed in the United States or Europe would be liable to prosecution in Arab League member states.”

The SCN’s stated aim is to “connect cities and other local authorities on an international basis, to enhance local level approaches” by “facilitating information sharing” and creating “new and innovative local practices.” The practical effect is to strip authority from local law enforcement as it destroys American sovereignty. Initially, 23 cities will be involved. Constitutional lawyer John Whitehead states that this is an initial step toward a global police force, which is being imposed on us whether we want it or not.

This is the continual non-stop merging of information on every level, heading toward what John McTernan refers to as the 666 Surveillance System. He also feels that as America rejects God and Obama turns from Israel, God is sending Islam as a judgment on the nation.

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Stop Obama’s War On Watchdogs

In the sadistic era of fraudulent Hope and Change, inspectors general inside the federal government have been kicked, neutered and starved of the authority and information they need to do their jobs.

It’s transparently clear: President Obama loathes and fears independent watchdogs.

Accountability is an empty talking point without whistleblower protection and investigative autonomy. That is why Capitol Hill must do everything in its power to stop the White House war on the public’s ombudsmen. Federal inspector generals across dozens of agencies are begging lawmakers to grant them access to public records as guaranteed by the 1978 Inspector General Act.

The call for help comes as Obama administration obstructionists and cover-up operatives impede and downplay several key investigations into government corruption and malfeasance.

Last year, 47 of the nation’s 73 federal IGs signed an open letter decrying the Obama administration’s stonewalling of their investigations. The White House, they reported, had placed “serious limitations on access to records that have recently impeded the work” of IGs at the Peace Corps, the EPA and the Department of Justice, and jeopardized their “ability to conduct our work thoroughly, independently, and in a timely manner.”

While defanging Washington’s most effective guardians on the public’s trust and tax dollars, the Obama administration has stocked the government with whitewash puppies who’ve compromised the independence of IG offices at the Department of Homeland Security, the Interior Department and DOJ. At the rotten core of the war on federal watchdogs: Obama’s Undermining Justice Department, which has distorted and destroyed the plain meaning of “all records” to sabotage the IGs access to damning agency documents relevant to their probes.

Earlier this year in congressional testimony, DOJ IG Michael Horowitz exposed the Obama administration’s “continued refusal by the Department to recognize that Section 6(a) of the Inspector General Act authorizes the DOJ OIG to obtain access to all records in the Department’s possession that we need in order to perform our oversight responsibilities” as the office investigates the IRS witch hunts, the Fast and Furious scandal, and systemic public disclosure evasions. The FBI has repeatedly run out the clock to thwart IG document production requests and unilaterally claimed power to pre-screen and limit records disclosures.

In July, the White House arrogantly announced that IGs needed to gain permission from the heads of agencies they were investigating to gain access to grand jury, wiretap and fair credit information. Horowitz noted this week that “[p]ending legislation in the Senate, S. 579, and the House, H.R. 2395, would restore IG independence and empower IGs to conduct the kind of rigorous, independent and thorough oversight that taxpayers expect.”

Let me remind you that this is the same administration that:

–Smeared and sacked AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin after he blew the whistle on financial corruption and sexual misconduct by Sacramento mayor and Obama crony Kevin Johnson.

–Forced the abrupt retirement of Amtrak’s longtime inspector general, Fred Weiderhold Jr. after he met with Amtrak officials to discuss the results of an independent report by the Washington, D.C., law firm, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, which concluded that the “independence and effectiveness” of the Amtrak inspector general’s office “are being substantially impaired” by the agency’s Law Department. Amtrak bosses had effectively gagged their budgetary watchdogs from communicating with Congress without preapproval; required that all Amtrak documents be “pre-screened” (and in some cases redacted) before being turned over to the inspector general’s office; took control over the IG’s $5 million portion of federal stimulus dollars; and regularly retained outside law firms shielded from IG reach.

–Stonewalled the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program responsible for monitoring hundreds of billions of dollars of federal funds spent on bailout programs. Obama Treasury Department officials initially refused to provide documents on the bailout-funded AIG bonus program and ran to the DOJ for cover.

–Bullied budget watchdogs at the Office of Personnel Management, who received a “not so veiled threat” from the Office of Management and Budget to refrain from voicing any concerns about Obama’s 2010 budget to Congress. According to then OPM IG Patrick McFarland, an OMB staffer threatened to “make life miserable for us” if McFarland’s office dared to exercise provisions in the Inspector General Act noting any financial impacts that might “substantially inhibit” the watchdog agency’s ability to do its job.

Just last week, the Veterans Administration IG issued a report detailing horrific neglect and mismanagement in the Phoenix VA system, where a whopping 45 percent of vets with bladder, prostate, and urinary tract problems were denied or delayed car over the last two years. Medical records are missing or misfiled. At least five patients died as a result of the VA’s dereliction of duty to those who served and sacrificed. Empowering IGs to uncover mismanagement in the public sector without fear of reprisal and roadblocks is quite literally a matter of life and death. Restore the letter of the federal inspector general law, Congress and unleash the taxpayers’ guard dogs!


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