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In over eight years past now, with all our screaming (rallying, calling, e-mailing, LTE’s, etc.), have we Americans ever gotten anything we’ve felt was the morally and legally correct thing to be done? Even if anything at all was ever offered, it was but mere “crumbs” – a form of appeasement. And, then, later, we most always learn there was an underlying reason for not wanting to really deal with the issue. It seems that we may be in the same place, once again, as concerns investigations and prosecutions of Bush Administration officials, with Holder’s idea being the limited focus on some CIA incidents.
Unrelated? Many of you are aware of the cases of Siegelman, Scrushy, Minor and Walker and Rove’s * involvement. Yet, nothing seems to be going anywhere with these cases – status quo! Some of you may even receive Don Siegelman’s appeal e-mail letters now and again. Dana Jill Simpson, as many of you will recall, is the attorney that has acted as “whistleblower,” in the Siegelman case. Her home was burnt down and while driving, she was run off the road after having spoken out the truth.
Ms. Simpson recently received a tip and one that she followed up on. Why is that important? Just read!
August 7, 2009
By Dana Jill Simpson
For months, we have been trying to get to the bottom of why Eric Holder would not really investigate the cases of Mr. Siegelman and Mr. Scrushy, Mr. Minor, the two other judges in Mississippi and Charles Walker. Well, I finally have the answer . I got it from writing my Greg Craig article that was located on the Jason Leopold website Public record.
I got a tip and I researched it. And boy, was I shocked at what I learned. Seems Mr. Holder, before being selected Attorney General of the United States of America, worked for a firm called Covington and Burling. The tip I got was that the firm had a very important client whose name was George W. Bush and they represented a very important organization I am sure ya’ll all have heard of – the Republican National Committee. I was in shock when I checked it and it was true. My favorite research item I ran across is when they were protecting the RNC from having to turn over Karl Rove’s emails that were run on the RNC Servers. It shocked me. Plus I found it mighty interesting that AG Eric Holder never enlightened anyone about his conflict of coming from a big Washington DC law firm that represented the Republican National Committee and George W. Bush in the 2000 election contest.
But then, it all made sense to me. He would have had to appoint a special A.G. to be over the Stevens case, over the Tobin case, and over the Kott case, and over the Abramoff/Feeney case. But if he just kept his mouth shut maybe just maybe no one would catch him dismissing all those cases. Which no one did until the tip came in. It has long been reported that the expenses in those cases were picked up by the RNC. That same RNC that paid A.G. Holder’s law firm, that same law firm then paid A.G. Holder over two million dollars last year. Shame on A.G. Holder! He had an ethical duty to tell the citizens of America he had a conflict in investigating all these cases and all the torture cases. Instead, he tried to ignore it or hide it instead of doing the right thing and getting out of the cases.
Additionally, he has ignored to date all the Democrats in this country who are complaining and have proof that they were politically targeted by the RNC and Karl Rove. He has not done the right thing – ask President Obama to appoint a special counsel, all along knowing he has a conflict because of his firm’s representation of the RNC. Since Holder has done all this, he should be immediately removed from this position of power. Innocent men are in jail and he has played games.
The United States citizens should have the right to know when their A.G. has a conflict of interest; the A.G. has a professional duty to tell them and take appropriate action. Mr Holder failed to do the right thing as A.G. He should be removed. If you doubt me, google Eric Holder and Covington and Burling. Then google Covington and Burling and George W. Bush, and also google them and Karl Rove and RNC emails. Shame on you, Holder! You are caught!
Author’s Bio: Simpson is a country lawyer who resides in Rainsville, Alabama. She has appeared on 60 Minutes and Dan Abrams MSNBC. Stories were written in Time Magazine, Harpers Magazine, and the New York Times about her being a witness in the Don Siegelman case on corruption at the Justice Department. She is a political activist currently working on justice issues in America today.
Kenneth Anderson, after reading Ms. Simpson’s article, out of curiosity did a follow-up here
August 14, 2009
One of Attorney General Eric Holder’s first decisions in office was to vacate the charges and conviction of former Republican senator Ted Stevens. People took notice, though the subject of Holder’s attention surprised some. Nonetheless, it was assumed the troubling case surrounding Don Siegleman’s conviction would surely draw that attention soon.
To date, it has not, despite the growing corus [sic] demanding a full review of the conduct of Bush-appointed US Attorneys in Alabama, and federal judge Mark Fuller, among others. Documented DoJ witness tampering and jury tampering are only two of the many problems swirling around the case. And yet, the Obama administration turned, and continues to turn, a blind eye to the obvious: that Democratic politicians have been politically and falsely persecuted by Bush administration appointees in the Department of Justice. And more, that these operations were overseen by the White House political arm, aka Karl Rove. . . . . .
At the end, he goes on to cite some of the Political Representations the firm of Covington & Burling LLC, was involved in.
Author’s Bio: An astronomer who has worked on a number of NASA projects, Ken lives in Baltimore, where he devotes his scientific training to observations and inferences about current affairs, politics and the media. He authors Shockfront and The Bonehead Compendium.
Needless to say, I was astounded to learn of the reality of Holder’s tenure at Covington & Burling LLC.
Yes, we assume that A.G. Holder is, indeed, impartial. But couldn’t the knowledge of his past involvements be the reason for his reluctance to pursue the cases mentioned above? And couldn’t it also be the reason for his pursuit of only a “limited investigation” of the CIA’s involvement in torture?
*Note: You may wish to check out Ms. Simpson’s response to Rove’s Wall Street article “Closing in on Rove,” of August 20, 2009 here.