Just days after Impeach Obama Campaign‘s Floyd Brown made an impassioned plea for the new Congress to impeach Barack Obama, it appears he may have fresh reasons to proceed. A former Obama Justice Department official has stated officials in his department “lied” about the decision to dismiss the DoJ’s voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party, occasionally “under oath.”
J. Christian Adams, who quit the Obama administration in disgust, writes on Pajamas Media that new documents blow the Black Panther case wide open.
Thomas Perez, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, testified under oath before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on May 14 that the decision was simply “a case of career people disagreeing with career people.” He testified there had been no “political leadership involved in the decision not to pursue this particular case.”
New documents obtained by Judicial Watch make that testimony seem false and potentially illegal.
Although the DoJ has refused to release any of the full documents requested under a Freedom of Information Act request, the organization won disclosure of the Vaughan Index, which describes some of the documents withheld. They reveal Sam Hirsch, a Deputy Associate Attorney General and, yes, a political appointee, was heavily involved in dismissing the case against the Black Panthers. He sent no fewer than 58 e-mails about the case.
He and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Steve Rosenbaum exchanged at least 13 e-mails, including eight e-mail volleys the day before the DoJ precipitously dismissed an open-and-shut case.
The logs refer to these as “deliberations” — all involving political appointees put in place by Barack Obama, not “career people.”
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton agrees with Adams the documents could expose illegal behavior on the part of the Obama administration. “These documents show the Obama Justice Department’s decision to drop the Black Panther case was certainly political and potentially corrupt,” he said.
In Adams’ view, the logs show Rosenbaum shopping the idea of dismissing the case before a number of non-political, career DoJ employees, but none would sign off on the idea. Adams writes, “The logs reveal a full court press to find someone, anyone, willing to provide a death blow to the case with the imprimatur of the civil service.”
One of the parties, Sam Hirsch, has a history of extreme partisan activity on behalf of the Democratic Party, often working to Balkanize the nation along racial lines for his candidates’ political gain.
Obama’s Partisan, Tribal, Open Borders Man
Sam Hirsch served as associate editor of the Election Law Journal. Before joining the DoJ, he worked for the firm Jenner & Block. Hirsch represented Pennsylvania Democrats in a lawsuit filed after the state’s Republican leadership carried out redistricting in the year 2000. (He lost at the Supreme Court). He represented Texas Democrats in 2003 in League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry. LULAC (which now largely represents non-citizens) and the Democrats sued the Lone Star State over the Republican redistricting plan. Hirsch lost at the Supreme Court, 7-2.
The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.