High-Ranking DoJ Official Who Misrepresented Fast & Furious to Congress Resigns

US Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich claimed in a response to Congress that the DoJ never permitted assault weapons to be walked into Mexico. This letter was "retracted."

On Feb. 4, 2011, Weich wrote to Congress that the idea that “ATF ‘sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico … is false.”

“ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico,” Weich added in that letter.

The DOJ has since retracted Weich’s letter but has not held anyone accountable for providing that misinformation to Congress, or for Operation Fast and Furious itself.

Now he'll be resigning.

That's not the only scandal he's covering DoJ on. The Daily Caller has recently reported on a bribery scandal in the Virgin Islands, with the Governor taking up to $20 million in bribes for favors. Weich's claiming DoJ doesn't know anything about that, either -- despite the fact that...

...TheDC’s investigation unearthed allegations that two DOJ prosecutors on a team of more than 25 accepted cash bribes from indicted finance executives in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Up to seven DoJ prosecutors may be implicated in bribery.

And the DoJ doesn't know about it?

Posted by: Ace at 10:20 AM



Comments

1 The most transparent Administration EVAH!!!11 11 1!!1 1 1 11111111!!!!!

Posted by: dfbaskwill at April 26, 2012 10:22 AM (71LDo)

2
But were there hookers involved?

Posted by: sTevo at April 26, 2012 10:22 AM (fmM1b)

3 So transparent that no one can see anything.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at April 26, 2012 10:23 AM (71LDo)

4 Yawnnnnnn

So Obama slow jammed the news, funny!

Obama had yogurt spilled on him and was so gracious!

Romney hated dogs!

Posted by: MFM at April 26, 2012 10:23 AM (AnaUL)

5 The most transparent Administration EVAH!!!11 11 1!!1 1 1 11111111!!!!!


Posted by: dfbaskwill at April 26, 2012 10:22 AM (71LDo)
Opaque is the new transparent.

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 26, 2012 10:23 AM (RSqz2)

6 So last time I saw Holder testifying, he said that the investigation was continuing.

That was at least a month ago.

I guess time moves differently in the DoJ...

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 10:25 AM (KB0hv)

7 Woof! Woof!

Posted by: Bo at April 26, 2012 10:25 AM (aQ3++)

8 I know nothing! Nooothing!

Posted by: Attorney General "Schultz" Holder at April 26, 2012 10:26 AM (HfFXu)

9 Obama wants to eat his dog and have it too.

Posted by: Hayabusa at April 26, 2012 10:26 AM (NSitI)

10 Put some info on me 'rons. Maybe I live on a different planet than gov't employees do, but isn't giving "misinformation" testimony to Congress the same as lying?

Posted by: Julie at April 26, 2012 10:27 AM (O/fK8)

11 And then off to be Dean of a law school. That should be shocking, but isn't.

Posted by: toby928© at April 26, 2012 10:27 AM (NG097)

12 The Daily Caller has recently reported on a bribery scandal in the
Virgin Islands, with the Governor taking up to $20 million in bribes for
favors.





Geez, for $20M you think they could have imported hookers to Colombia for the SS.

Posted by: Tami at April 26, 2012 10:27 AM (X6akg)

13 I guess time moves differently in the DoJ...

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 10:25 AM (KB0hv)

Time is racist!

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 26, 2012 10:27 AM (RSqz2)

14 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 26, 2012 10:27 AM (8y9MW)

15 Hey, ace, you still skeptical of the "Reichstag Fire" theory of Fast and Furious?

Occam's razor, baby.

Posted by: Hayabusa at April 26, 2012 10:27 AM (NSitI)

16 So they doctor tapes so citizens appear racist. They deliberately don't cover murders if they hurt their favored political party. They turn a blind eye to outright government corruption. And they send dozens of reporters to Alaska or wherever needed to dig up any dirt on the opponents of their masters.

Our MFM needs a new name. This shit has so far passed bias that they couldn't find the shit again with a GPS.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 26, 2012 10:28 AM (AnaUL)

17 Well, shit, nobody told me this was not supposed to be a real job.

Posted by: Eric Holder at April 26, 2012 10:28 AM (MOHSR)

18 I guess time moves differently in the DoJ...


Are you suggesting that Holder is without shift?

Posted by: toby928© at April 26, 2012 10:28 AM (NG097)

19 And he's not being prosecuted... why?

And if the DoJ won't prosecute, doesn't that go directly toward Holder? In which case shouldn't Congress impeach our vaunted Attorney General?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 26, 2012 10:29 AM (8y9MW)

20 "Maybe I live on a different planet than gov't employees do,"

The answer is Yes.

Apparently, we all do.

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 10:29 AM (KB0hv)

21 I'm sure that in his new job as Dean at Baltimore School of Law, he'll be giving courses in perjury indictment avoidance, how to suppress indictments for favored political allies, and ethics.

Old and Busted -- Rule by law
New Hotness -- we don't need to follow no stinkin' laws

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 26, 2012 10:30 AM (ccXZP)

22
And then off to be Dean of a law school. That should be shocking, but isn't.


Posted by: toby928© at April 26, 2012 10:27 AM


Hey, it's not like he needs ethics to deal with would be lawyers.

Posted by: huerfano at April 26, 2012 10:30 AM (bAGA/)

23 Posted by: toby928© at April 26, 2012 10:28 AM (NG097)

Shifty, certainly...

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 10:31 AM (KB0hv)

24 I suppose next he'll be walking back his non-statement on grenades.

Posted by: Fritz at April 26, 2012 10:32 AM (/ZZCn)

25 The big picture is emerging: Obama=Government Gone Wild. The boring, staid, no-nonsense Romney may just be the perfect candidate for this time and place.

Posted by: Canoedad at April 26, 2012 10:32 AM (A3zgF)

26 The Department of Just Us

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 26, 2012 10:32 AM (ccXZP)

27 fetishistic necrophiles, coming to a mosque near you.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 26, 2012 10:32 AM (mFxQX)

28 As I said this morningl, only Republicans and baseball players are prosecuted for perjury.

Question is, was he sworn in or did they allow him to testify not under oath.


But even that does not matter. It is a violation of federal law to lie to congress whether you are under oath or not.

Posted by: Vic at April 26, 2012 10:32 AM (YdQQY)

29 How could the DoJ know about this? They've been too busy with the thankless task of saving America from the perils of importing illegal wood by Gibson.


Posted by: Lady in Black at April 26, 2012 10:33 AM (OpijJ)

30 "Government Gone Wild"

Hell, you could make a Fox TV series out of that one...

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 10:34 AM (KB0hv)

31 The Department of Just Us

-----------

Gives new meaning to FUBU.

Posted by: Lady in Black at April 26, 2012 10:34 AM (OpijJ)

32
Are you suggesting that Holder is without shift?

Nay, my good man. I suggest he is without feck.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 26, 2012 10:35 AM (d0Tfm)

33 And then off to be Dean of a law school. That should be shocking, but isn't.

AmishDude, go to the white courtesy phone. AmishDude, you have a call waiting at the white courtesy phone...

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 26, 2012 10:35 AM (8y9MW)

34
I forget, who wrote that article about Obama not having one single scandal?
I guess when they're not really covered by the media, then they aren't really scandals.

Posted by: Ben at April 26, 2012 10:36 AM (wuv1c)

35 And we gave them hand grenades.

Posted by: Vic at April 26, 2012 10:36 AM (YdQQY)

36 Time is racist. NFL and MLB games start on time. NBA games start whenever the players get around to it.


Posted by: Jimbo at April 26, 2012 10:37 AM (O3R/2)

37 I inherited the Justice Department.

Posted by: Barack the Muttmuncher at April 26, 2012 10:38 AM (gPDxp)

38 First off, holy moly, Ace is up early!

Secondly,

Up to seven DoJ prosecutors may be implicated in bribery.

And the DoJ doesn't know about it?


So here's a question. The FBI and whatnot has been able to, apparently, gather evidence that seems to indict Mickey Loomis of the New Orleans Saints in wiretapping at the Super Dome back before Katrina. Yet the DOJ has no idea that its own people are being implicated in bribery schemes in the Virgin Islands? They can fadiddle around with the former, but don't really see it as worthwhile to keep track of the latter?

Of course, according to Holder he doesn't even know about things that have been specifically addressed to him, ala FF memos and emails. So to say I'm not shocked by this is an understatement.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 26, 2012 10:38 AM (4df7R)

39 "And we gave them hand grenades."

That'll be the big cliffhanger at the end of Season One...

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 10:39 AM (KB0hv)

40 you know who would be a better attorney general? obama....he knows what's going on....he knows more than anyone he surrounds himself with....he can do a better job than anyone he's appointed...holder should schedule a meeting with the scoamf and get filled in.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 26, 2012 10:39 AM (Ho2rs)

41 I can give guns to Mexican Cartels better than my Attorney General.

Posted by: President Lady's Tee at April 26, 2012 10:41 AM (NG097)

42
They can fadiddle around with the former, but don't really see it as worthwhile to keep track of the latter

Yup, that's pretty much the Squirrel Strategy in a nutshell.

We are well and truly boned.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 26, 2012 10:41 AM (d0Tfm)

43 Easily the worst POTUS ever

Posted by: SMOD at April 26, 2012 10:41 AM (KVFSn)

44 The Department of Justice will stop at nothing to trump up voter fraud charges against this arch-criminal O'Keefe.

Posted by: Eric CockHolder at April 26, 2012 10:42 AM (/ZZCn)

45 Only Republicans can lie. Democrats merely have lapses in memory.

Posted by: MSM at April 26, 2012 10:43 AM (E5ooi)

46 TheDC’s investigation unearthed allegations that two DOJ prosecutors on a
team of more than 25 accepted cash bribes from indicted finance
executives in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

so exactly what is the job of DOJ anymore? a dept of just a group of thieves and kickbacks, and those who want to turn the countries laws upside down?

Posted by: willow at April 26, 2012 10:43 AM (TomZ9)

47 country's

Posted by: willow at April 26, 2012 10:43 AM (TomZ9)

48 doj, is there to make sure all the right people can benefit from total lawlessness.
srsly imagine if 2010 had not occurred and what would be happening at this point.

Posted by: willow at April 26, 2012 10:45 AM (TomZ9)

49 But what about Trayvon?

Posted by: SMOD at April 26, 2012 10:45 AM (KVFSn)

50 so exactly what is the job of DOJ anymore? a dept of
just a group of thieves and kickbacks, and those who want to turn the
countries laws upside down?


Posted by: willow at April 26, 2012 10:43 AM (TomZ9)
---That and to intimidate their political opponents.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 26, 2012 10:45 AM (eEfYn)

51 Barky isn't a complete failure.... He has succeeded in turning this into a 3rd world country.

Posted by: wheatie at April 26, 2012 10:46 AM (O4AQQ)

52 Longing for January 20, 2013.
*sigh*

Posted by: Infidel at April 26, 2012 10:46 AM (O/fK8)

53 Law? What law?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 26, 2012 10:46 AM (d0Tfm)

54 They are too busy making sure that florida has the correct quota of diversity in their fire departments.

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at April 26, 2012 10:46 AM (6uXZa)

55 OT: WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is investigating news reports of other trips in which employees allegedly engaged the services of prostitutes while traveling abroad in advance of the president, an agency official said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing investigations, said the agency is trying to determine whether the reports are accurate.

Seattle television station KIRO-TV reported Wednesday on allegations that during a trip last year to El Salvador, agents engaged in activities similar to those in a prostitution scandal that emerged after a presidential trip to Colombia.


http://tinyurl.com/88m7wvq

Posted by: Tami at April 26, 2012 10:47 AM (X6akg)

56 This Country is about to put on a special pair of sunglasses.

Posted by: eman at April 26, 2012 10:47 AM (YrBvI)

57 Well, to be totally candid, this is all President Bush's fault.

Posted by: Jay Carney at April 26, 2012 10:47 AM (7vSU0)

58 They can fadiddle around with the former, but don't really see it as worthwhile to keep track of the latter?

The answer to "Quis Custodiet" (sp?) is, apparently, "Shut up."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 26, 2012 10:47 AM (8y9MW)

59 Not to worry the MFM has top people on this TOP.PEOPLE

http://is.gd/P3bJK0

Posted by: Vic at April 26, 2012 10:48 AM (YdQQY)

60 this whole administration is like a wrecking crew .
holder, salazar need to go post hast. i hope they are being focused on.

Posted by: willow at April 26, 2012 10:49 AM (TomZ9)

61 The Secret Service is investigating news reports of other trips in
which employees allegedly engaged the services of prostitutes while
traveling abroad in advance of the president, an agency official said.


I said it on twitter, but it bears repeating:

"Attitude reflects Leadership. Captain." -Big Julius, Remember the Titans

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 26, 2012 10:49 AM (8y9MW)

62
The deuce you say!

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at April 26, 2012 10:49 AM (qwK3S)

63 The DoJ needs to hire a WH lawyer.

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 10:50 AM (KB0hv)

64 Move along, move along. Nothing to see here! DoJ scandals? What DoJ scandals? I don't see any DoJ scandals, do you?


Hey, did you know we're coming up on the one year anniversary of Bin Laden's death? Cuz we are! Isn't it great that Obama killed Bin Laden? That he made the decision to okay the capture or assassination of the FBI's Most Wanted criminal, responsible in large part for one of the worst tragedies ever to take place on American soil? Wasn't that a super gutsy call? Gosh, isn't our President just the greatest guy? He killed Bin Laden!


DoJ scandals? More like DON'ToJ scandals. Focus on the REAL story -- OBAMA KILLED BIN LADEN! That's all you need to worry your pretty little heads about! Ha ha ha ha!

Posted by: Slavering Dem Hacks and PR drones at April 26, 2012 10:50 AM (4df7R)

65 So they doctor tapes so citizens appear racist. They
deliberately don't cover murders if they hurt their favored political
party. They turn a blind eye to outright government corruption. And they
send dozens of reporters to Alaska or wherever needed to dig up any
dirt on the opponents of their masters.



Our MFM needs a new name. This shit has so far passed bias that they couldn't find the shit again with a GPS.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 26, 2012 10:28 AM (AnaUL)



I couldn't agree more. The MFM is the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party and left wing causes

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 26, 2012 10:50 AM (1Jaio)

66 We knew theyd dump blame on a minion. We also know it goes higher. Dont stop til holder is tossed!

Posted by: Infidelswine at April 26, 2012 10:50 AM (XY2iz)

67 Seattle television station KIRO-TV reported Wednesday on allegations
that during a trip last year to El Salvador, agents engaged in
activities similar to those in a prostitution scandal that emerged after
a presidential trip to Colombia.



From the news thread

Why does it take a foreign paper to shed light on a new Hooker story in Brazil? Not just a dispute over price this time.

http://is.gd/OkERoc

Posted by: Vic at April 26, 2012 10:51 AM (YdQQY)

68 Why bother with a resignation? Nobody's following the story anyway.

Posted by: Cicero at April 26, 2012 10:51 AM (E99n6)

69 Let all the poisons seep out of the mud.

Posted by: Old King Log at April 26, 2012 10:52 AM (8hBZi)

70 We knew they'd dump blame on a minion.

Being dean at a law school is not that painful a sword to fall on.

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at April 26, 2012 10:52 AM (NG097)

71 If the Oil Companies or the Banks on Wall Street can't be fucked over, the DOJ knows nothing, NOTHING

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 26, 2012 10:52 AM (i6RpT)

72 I have posted this before, but I am not totally surprised by the Secret Service story - I worked a couple of advance trips with Secret Service and it is like a rolling frat party. And that was a LONG time ago. Twenty years. But no whoring that I was aware of.

Posted by: blaster at April 26, 2012 10:53 AM (7vSU0)

73 Our MFM needs a new name. This shit has so far passed bias that they couldn't find the shit again with a GPS.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 26, 2012 10:28 AM (AnaUL)

I'd suggest "Ministry of Truth", but it's already been used.

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 26, 2012 10:53 AM (RSqz2)

74 66 We knew theyd dump blame on a minion. We also know it goes higher. Dont stop til holder is tossed!

Posted by: Infidelswine at April 26, 2012 10:50 AM (XY2iz)


I say don't stop till EVERY Executive appointee is tossed. I have no doubt that every last one of them is involved in some illegal activity.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 26, 2012 10:53 AM (4df7R)

75 Why bother with a resignation? Nobody's following the story anyway.
Posted by: Cicero at April 26, 2012 10:51 AM (E99n6)

Because he got a better paying gig as the dean of some law school in Baltimore and why not get out while the getting is good. As the election nears and the results become more obvious, I expect alot of the rats to start jumping from that sinking ship.

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 26, 2012 10:53 AM (i6RpT)

76 I saw Michelle Malkin on FF this AM. She says Fast and Furious was an attack on gun dealers and ownership. Of course, I agree.

Posted by: maddogg at April 26, 2012 10:55 AM (OlN4e)

77
I'd suggest "Ministry of Truth", but it's already been used.

I'm sticking with "Progressive Pravda (copyright thingy)".

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 26, 2012 10:55 AM (d0Tfm)

78 We knew theyd dump blame on a minion. We also know it goes higher. Dont stop til holder is tossed!

Posted by: Infidelswine at April 26, 2012 10:50 AM (XY2iz)
they are totally out of control , and have all the power, we must , must , must get them all out, and anyone that shook hands with them. this is so disgraceful to the country.who can have any faith in our institutions if they are used in this way?

Posted by: willow at April 26, 2012 10:55 AM (TomZ9)

79 Willard needs to be reviewing the degree to which Bush 43 failed to burn out the diseased rats from the previous admin and the long term consequences of said failure.

Posted by: Bob Saget at April 26, 2012 10:55 AM (SDkq3)

80 Resignation? Payoff.

Posted by: blaster at April 26, 2012 10:55 AM (7vSU0)

81 I'd suggest "Ministry of Truth", but it's already been used.

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 26, 2012 10:53 AM (RSqz2)


How about the Ministry of TRUE Truth (M.O.T.T.). They're hip to the Orwellian thing, so they want to keep it clear that they tell the ACTUAL truth.

Oh, and btw, the MFM would like to remind everyone that the regularly scheduled Two Minute Hate has been extended to a Three Minute Hate for the forseeable future. This is because there are just so many awful, hateful bitter clingers out there, two minutes wasn't enough time to hate them all.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 26, 2012 10:56 AM (4df7R)

82 I have posted this before, but I am not totally
surprised by the Secret Service story - I worked a couple of advance
trips with Secret Service and it is like a rolling frat party. And that
was a LONG time ago. Twenty years. But no whoring that I was aware of.




Posted by: blaster at April 26, 2012 10:53 AM (7vSU0)

I'm not defending their behavior in any way, but stop and think for a minute about the situation in which these Secret Service agents find themselves:Your sworn duty is to take a bullet for Barack Obama.I think I'd drink, whore, and do just about anything else to try to forget that fact.

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 26, 2012 10:57 AM (RSqz2)

83 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 26, 2012 10:53 AM (4df7R)

Question, because I really don't know. If you are canned from the .gov, do you still get your retirement?

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 10:57 AM (KB0hv)

84 they are totally out of control , and have all the power, we must , must
, must get them all out, and anyone that shook hands with them. this is
so disgraceful to the country.who can have any faith in our
institutions if they are used in this way?


Speaking of...

It appears Lee Stranahan is hosting an "Organizing against Obama" event on August 10. I don't think I'll be able to go ($200.00 to attend), but I think at least one of the Horde should- and then report back to us. If I can go, I'll be happy to do so, but I'd think we'd be even better off if we had multiple people attending.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 26, 2012 10:57 AM (8y9MW)

85 wtf, ace?
we can't afford for you to miss out on any of your beauty sleep if we want to win the bikini contest at blogcon.

Posted by: garrett at April 26, 2012 10:58 AM (vEysG)

86 I think I'd drink, whore, and do just about anything else to try to forget that fact.

I'd plan to stumble.

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at April 26, 2012 10:58 AM (NG097)

87 Oh, and I denounce myself.

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at April 26, 2012 10:58 AM (NG097)

88 It would be like swearing to take a bullet for Pee Wee Herman while he was choking his chicken in a porno theatre. That might grate on my self worth.....

Posted by: maddogg at April 26, 2012 10:59 AM (OlN4e)

89 So this absolutely guilty of perjury shitheel gets a sweet sinecure from which to advocate and fundraise on behalf of all things Lefty. Meanwhile Roger Clemens, who also lied, faces actual jail time, national disgrace (ship has sailed) and probably millions in legal fees. The Government sucks in all ways possible.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 26, 2012 10:59 AM (HethX)

90 Remember when Nancy Pelosi and the democrats were going to save the USA from that evil republican "Culture of Corruption"?

Lying skank.

Posted by: Boots at April 26, 2012 11:00 AM (neKzn)

91
Willard needs to be reviewing the degree to which Bush 43 failed to burn out the diseased rats from the previous admin and the long term consequences of said failure.

Agreed. There should be nothing less than a thorough flushing and disinfecting, followed by a fumigation, and that little lady from Poltergeist declaring, "This house is clean."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 26, 2012 11:00 AM (d0Tfm)

92 51 Barky isn't a complete failure.... He has succeeded in turning this into a 3rd world country.

When it is pointed out that Obama is a failure, it is alluding to his failure at what he is SUPPOSEDto do as POTUS, not what he WANTS to do.
He has failed tp represent all the citizens of the USA as their President.
He has failed to uphold his oath of office.
He has failed to have the USA's best interests in mind.
He has failed to not eat a dog.

Posted by: Minuteman at April 26, 2012 11:02 AM (P1zgS)

93 Yeah, so he's resigning....

To become the new Dean of the U. of Baltimore Law School. So he can teach all the young lawyers how to lie their ass off and get away with it. Such a shining example of legal ethics. Probably gets a raise in pay, too.

Some punishment.

Posted by: Socratease at April 26, 2012 11:02 AM (AEwT6)

94 So this absolutely guilty of perjury shitheel gets a sweet sinecure from which to advocate and fundraise on behalf of all things Lefty. Meanwhile Roger Clemens, who also lied, faces actual jail time, national disgrace (ship has sailed) and probably millions in legal fees. The Government sucks in all ways possible.
Posted by: Lincolntf at April 26, 2012 10:59 AM (HethX)

Not that I give a rat's ass about clemens, but great analogy.

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 26, 2012 11:02 AM (i6RpT)

95 The Obama adminstration has brought to the entire US Government the high ethical standards and governance best practices of outstanding Democratic adminstrations in regions noted for being vibrant economic and social success stories,like Chicago, Detroit,and Philadelphia.
Translation:Obama wants to use his expertise in organizing metropolitan-scale shitholes to create a nation-scale shithole that he can community organize, since governing within the constraints of the Constitution is an unwarranted burdenon sucha gifted genius.

Posted by: sherlock at April 26, 2012 11:03 AM (81ia8)

96 To become the new Dean of the U. of Baltimore Law School. So he can teach all the young lawyers how to lie their ass off and get away with it. Such a shining example of legal ethics. Probably gets a raise in pay, too.

Some punishment.
Posted by: Socratease at April 26, 2012 11:02 AM (AEwT6)


If he was in the Military, I'd refuse his resignation and throw his slimey ass in the brig

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 26, 2012 11:04 AM (i6RpT)

97 Question, because I really don't know. If you are canned from the .gov, do you still get your retirement?
Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 10:57 AM (KB0hv)


I expect it would depend on the reasons behind your departure. The fact that this guy is RESIGNING, as opposed to being removed from office, tells me that yeah, he probably does. And if that's not enough to make you spit nails then nothing is.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 26, 2012 11:05 AM (4df7R)

98 Martha Stewart got how long in federal prison for lying to investigators? And this POS gets to move on to a new high-paying prestigious job and gets to keep his government pension, too?

No justice, no peace.

Posted by: Socratease at April 26, 2012 11:06 AM (AEwT6)

99 If you are canned from the .gov, do you still get your retirement?
****

Ithink it would depend on what your goverment union contract says. I'm betting Yes.

Posted by: Infidel at April 26, 2012 11:06 AM (O/fK8)

100
98 Martha Stewart got how long in federal prison for lying to investigators? And this POS gets to move on to a new high-paying prestigious job and gets to keep his government pension, too?
No justice, no peace.

Posted by: Socratease at April 26, 2012 11:06 AM (AEwT6)


Even more basic than this, how about all the Congressional subpoenas the DoJ has chosen to ignore in the FandF scandal, among others? If a regular Jill or Joe did that, he or she would end up serving time for obstruction and contempt. But Holder and Company? Not a peep.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 26, 2012 11:09 AM (4df7R)

101 THE BALLS

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at April 26, 2012 11:11 AM (NG097)

102 Scooter Libby was unavailable for comment.

Posted by: Nighthawk at April 26, 2012 11:11 AM (RSqz2)

103 Ithink it would depend on what your goverment union contract says. I'm betting Yes.
Posted by: Infidel at April 26, 2012 11:06 AM (O/fK


As far as I know, Fed workers aren't unionized. B/C the feds want to force everyone ELSE to unionize, but don't want to deal with unions themselves. *rolling eyes*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 26, 2012 11:11 AM (4df7R)

104 MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 26, 2012 11:11 AM (4df7R)
Could be. Although isn't the Post Office federal?

Posted by: Infidel at April 26, 2012 11:14 AM (O/fK8)

105 Does anyone seriously believe that the Secret Service of today would "take a bullet" for their charge? Does anyone think that the DOJ has any interest in justice?

Posted by: ejo at April 26, 2012 11:15 AM (C/Spx)

106 Free Clemens!

Posted by: X at April 26, 2012 11:17 AM (KHo8t)

107 How are we as a nation to teach our children about lawful conduct, when they see those at the top flouting law daily, we teach our children to think this is a just nation, and laws are a social contract that makes a more peaceful , just and prosperous country?
srsly this, has .to.stop.

Posted by: willow at April 26, 2012 11:18 AM (TomZ9)

108 "Does anyone think that the DOJ has any interest in justice? "

Only if the "justice" serves the Democrats.

Other than that, no, not as far as I can see.

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 11:18 AM (KB0hv)

109 Does anyone think that the DOJ has any interest in justice?

"Justice" just means punishment. Yeah, they want to punish.

Posted by: give me touch at April 26, 2012 11:23 AM (xXhWA)

110 Federal workers ARE unionized. Google up AFGE

Posted by: Vic at April 26, 2012 11:23 AM (YdQQY)

111 Prosecute a freaking baseball player for lying to Congress but the damn DOJ can lie and present blacked out pages all day long and not one bastard pays any price.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at April 26, 2012 11:25 AM (UU0OF)

112 If Trayvon worked for the DoJ, he would be alive today.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at April 26, 2012 11:27 AM (WUWb9)

113 "If Trayvon worked for the DoJ, he would be alive today."

Hell, back in the day, they got Capone for not paying taxes.

Geez, that reminds of someone...

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 11:31 AM (KB0hv)

114 Greetings,

My name is XXX. I am a 2009 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.

I
am writing you in protest of Ronald Weich's appointment as dean of UB
Law. Mr. Weich was made to resign his position as Assistant Attorney
General in what should have been shame, though I'm sure he felt none
personally. Mr. Weich's involvement in Operation Fast and Furious and
the ensuing coverup demonstrate that he is a man of both poor judgment
and deficient morals. His actions and the actions of others that he
attempted to cover up have resulted in the deaths of two Americans,
Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata, as well as
the deaths of hundreds of Mexican civilians. He attempted a bald-faced
lie to Congress in his now infamous letter of February 4, 2011 to Sen.
Grassley. I find his proven status as a liar to be especially damaging
to the reputation of UB Law and the legal profession, as well as
personally insulting.


His appointment to the position of dean brings shame on UB Law and
the University of Maryland system. In addition, the obvious
golden-parachute nature of this appointment coming so soon after Mr.
Weich's resignation adds a taint to the school.


I request that Mr. Weich's appointment to dean be rescinded.

Sincerely,

Posted by: shillelagh at April 26, 2012 11:38 AM (hRzu2)

115 Wow. Meanwhile, Weasel Zippers has a NY Slimes article linking VP Slow Joe to bribery in China on behalf of Hollywood. Unprecedented administration it is.

Posted by: eureka! at April 26, 2012 11:53 AM (81yf8)

116 Oh, I would add that this "resigning" DOJ official has already got a new job at an East Coast university or law school.

Posted by: eureka! at April 26, 2012 11:55 AM (81yf8)

117 My guess is Weich has been looking for a nice exit from DOJ for about six months.

Someone at UB needs to make sure his office has an extra inbox just for subpoena service.


Posted by: JEM at April 26, 2012 11:57 AM (o+SC1)

118 It's all semantics.

Pretty soon we're going to hear the explanation that some temp clerk did a global replace of 'oversee' with 'overlook' in the DOJ ethics manual...

Posted by: JEM at April 26, 2012 12:00 PM (o+SC1)

119
Watergate didn't have a body count.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 26, 2012 12:02 PM (tQoT4)

120 Posted by: eureka! at April 26, 2012 11:55 AM (81yf

So I'm guessing he's not teaching a course in Ethics...

OTOH, the way things are these days, I could be dead wrong.

Posted by: HH at April 26, 2012 12:03 PM (KB0hv)

121 What, exactly, does the DOJ claim to know about? If they know nothing, imitating Manuel on Faulty Towers, then perhaps they should all take the 5th and resign.

Is this the fall guy to save Stedman?

Posted by: ChristyBlinky aka Lolo ate my poodle at April 26, 2012 12:28 PM (baL2B)

122 If he resigns, does he still get a cushy retirement/ severance package? I'm guessing.... yes.

Posted by: shibumi at April 26, 2012 12:51 PM (z63Tr)

123 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

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