Scandal Updates 10-3-11


Given the amount of scandals that we are following here at Coffee N Chat, I thought it would be a good idea to have a progress update every so often.  That should help us all stay on the same page.  For those who are reading just the updates, please see my previous blog entries for the full, unvarnished truth.

SOLYNDRA:

Emails released today prove conclusively that California investor and Obama fundraiser Steve Westly informed Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett to keep the President from visiting Solyndra.  Westly wrote to Jarrett and had this to say, ““A number of us are concerned that the president is visiting Solyndra.  “Many of us believe the company’s cost structure will make it difficult for them to survive long-term. . . . I just want to help protect the president from anything that could result in negative or unfair press.”  That was in May 2010 well before the company collapsed.  This would not be the biggest deal in the world if Obama didn’t give an interview with George Stephanopoulos this afternoon in which he said  “Now there are going to be some failures, hindsight is always 20/20,” the president added about being warned about Solyndra’s financial problems. “It went through the normal review process and people thought this was a good bet.” No Mr. President, they didn’t think it was a safe bet.  

OPERATION FAST & FURIOUS:

As I am watching the news right now, William La Jeunesse has just broken the story that Eric Holder- Department of Justice- has been identified with Operation Fast & Furious at least 5 months BEFORE he testified before congress.  During his testimony when he was asked how long he knew about O.F.F.  he said,”I have only heard of the program over the last few weeks.”  Now we have conclusive evidence of emails from Lanny Breuer to Eric Holder in July 2010 when he was informed that 1500 guns were supplied to the Mexican cartels through straw purchases and another email dated Oct 18, 2010 that prosecutors were ready to go ahead with indictments.   At this point, the DOJ is trying to tell us that Holder receives many emails a week and doesn’t read them all.  Perhaps the emails went missing because of the Bush administration, or maybe the Tsunami.  In litigation there is the common principle that ignorance is not excuse for the law and make no mistake, there were many laws broken in this case.  There is also a principle called “willful blindness” which means that you should have known and you could have asked, but you chose NOT to.  There is also the fifth grade excuse of the dog ate my homework.  I wonder which one of these, ignorance, willful blindness, or hungry canine applies here.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/03/eric-holder-personally-named-in-new-fast-and-furious-documents/

ISRAEL VS. THE PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD:

In two weeks the United Nations will give us their analysis of the Palestinian application.

CHEROKEE NATION VS. BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS:

A federal judge has dismissed one of two lawsuits regarding the right of citizenship for the descendants of black slaves.

U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy in Washington ruled that a lawsuit brought by the slaves’ descendants alleging that about 2,800 freedmen were disenfranchised in violation of the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Treaty of 1866 could not proceed because the tribe was not a defendant in the case and couldn’t be compelled to abide by the court’s ruling.

The other lawsuit which the Cherokee Nation had against another group of Freedmen was transferred back to the federal court in Tulsa at its initial filling.  The argument there was that federal statutes modified the 1866 treaty to the extent that it no longer gave the Freedman rights to citizenship.

Both are wins for the Cherokee Nation.

http://newsok.com/article/3610001

http://www.thegrio.com/news/judge-tosses-1-of-2-suits-over-cherokee-freedmen.php

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