Black People Politics : How _________ Avoided Federal Charges

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    Let's experiment and add various names that could fill in this gap for the sake of this thread.

    Some may not desire to engage, even if this is partly their thinking or idea... but we should indulge in these thoughts in order to determine the level of cover up that runs deep and wide inside and outside of politics and the justice system.

    We can insert a particular entity by the name of Condoleezza Rice into the blank

    How Condoleezza Rice Avoided Federal Charges


    Behind Closed Doors

    JIM LEHRER: OK, Richard, much has been made over the fact that neither President Bush nor Vice President Cheney were under oath, as were all other witnesses before this commission. Should that be a big deal? How do you interpret that?

    RICHARD NORTON SMITH: I know to the public it seems like maybe it ought to be a big deal, but the fact is that this is a legislatively created investigative body, and just as presidents do not testify before Congress, again with the exception of Gerald Ford who voluntarily went up to the Hill to talk about the Nixon pardon, but the fact is there is a wall around the presidency.

    Presidents do not go under oath. I’ve already mentioned Ronald Reagan. You know, the one exception in recent years was Bill Clinton. The Supreme Court breached that wall just a little bit in a decision I suspect they probably regret. We saw the virtual paralysis of the presidency for two years. Not because of anything President Clinton did as president, but because of the Paula Jones and related cases. So the founding fathers had something called…

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    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/white_house-jan-june04-9-11_4-29



    Why did George W. Bush and Dick Cheney refuse to testify *under oath* to the 9/11 Commission?
    https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Georg...o-testify-*under-oath*-to-the-9-11-Commission





     
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    Since none desire to add to this thread, even some that may have inspired the idea for it.
    Go figure, rhetoric is what it is...

    Why Has Only Hillary Clinton Turned Over All Her Emails?
    KEVIN DRUM
    August 22, 2016

    So here's my dumb question: why has this happened only to Hillary Clinton? If FOIA can be used to force the release of every email sent or received by a cabinet member, why haven't FOIA requests been submitted for all of them? It would certainly be interesting and newsworthy to see all of Leon Panetta's emails. Or all of Condi Rice's. Or all of Henry Paulson's.​

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    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-dr...ly-hillary-clinton-turned-over-all-her-emails


    Interestingly, the response can be found in Mother Jones' own archive...


    Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe
    December 1, 2010

    In its first months in office, the Obama administration sought to protect Bush administration officials facing criminal investigation overseas for their involvement in establishing policies the that governed interrogations of detained terrorist suspects.​

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    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2010/12/wikileaks-cable-obama-quashed-torture-investigation


    See More Below....


    Obama Reluctant to Look Into Bush Programs
    January 11, 2009

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama signaled in an interview broadcast Sunday that he was unlikely to authorize a broad inquiry into Bush administration programs like domestic eavesdropping or the treatment of terrorism suspects.

    But Mr. Obama also said prosecutions would proceed if the Justice Department found evidence that laws had been broken.​

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/12/us/politics/12inquire.html



    Aide: Obama Won't Prosecute Bush Officials
    April 20, 2009

    President Barack Obama does not intend to prosecute Bush administration officials who devised the policies that led to the harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said Sunday.

    Obama last week authorized the release of a series of memos detailing the methods approved under President George W. Bush.​

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/aide-obama-wont-prosecute-bush-officials


    Obama's justice department grants final immunity to Bush's CIA torturers
    August 31, 2012

    The Obama administration's aggressive, full-scale whitewashing of the "war on terror" crimes committed by Bush officials is now complete. Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the closing without charges of the only two cases under investigation relating to the US torture program: one that resulted in the 2002 death of an Afghan detainee at a secret CIA prison near Kabul, and the other the 2003 death of an Iraqi citizen while in CIA custody at Abu Ghraib. This decision, says the New York Times Friday, "eliminat[es] the last possibility that any criminal charges will be brought as a result of the brutal interrogations carried out by the CIA".

    To see what a farce this is, it is worthwhile briefly to review the timeline of how Obama officials acted to shield Bush torturers from all accountability.​

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    https://www.theguardian.com/comment...justice-department-immunity-bush-cia-torturer



    Instead, they focused on investigating reporters and journalists, that might "leak" (interesting that "reporting news" has been translated to "leaking" now) information...

    Obama’s War on Journalists
    May 14, 2013

    Attorney General Eric Holder has said that he doesn’t want the Obama administration’s leak prosecutions “to be his legacy.” But he has also trumpeted the cases—six and counting—in response to criticism from Senate Republicans. “We have tried more leak cases—brought more leak cases during the course of this administration than any other administration,” Holder said before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year.

    This shouldn’t be a source of pride, even the fake point-scoring kind. In light of the Justice Department’s outrageously broad grab of the phone records of reporters and editors at the Associated Press, the administration’s unprecedented criminalizing of leaks has become embarrassing. This is not what Obama’s supporters thought they were getting. Obama the candidate strongly supported civil liberties and protections for whistle-blowers. Obama the president risks making government intrusion into the investigative work of the press a galling part of his legacy.​

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    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_...s_leak_investigations_are_outrageous_and.html



    I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?
    March 9, 2014

    The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth to Obama administration claims that it isn't enforcing the Espionage Act only against political opponents.

    I'm one of the people the Obama administration charged with criminal espionage, one of those whose lives were torn apart by being accused, essentially, of betraying his country. The president and the attorney general have used the Espionage Act against more people than all other administrations combined, but not against real traitors and spies. The law has been applied selectively, often against whistle-blowers and others who expose illegal, corrupt government actions.​

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    http://articles.latimes.com/2014/mar/09/opinion/la-oe-kiriakou-panetta-whistleblower-20140309



    ‘Who the f**k authorized this?’ Obama’s chief of staff cursed Panetta over CIA torture probe
    October 8, 2014

    Former CIA Director Leon Panetta says that he was cursed at by President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff after he agreed to cooperate with the Senate’s investigation into his agency’s torture tactics in the wake of 9/11.

    In passages taken from his new book and published online by the Intercept, Panetta explains the event that triggered the outburst, which flowed from the former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, a man notorious for his profanity-laced tirades.​

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    https://www.rt.com/usa/194056-panetta-obama-cia-torture-report



    Leon Panetta Says Americans Should ‘Move On’ From Clinton Emails
    August 14, 2016

    Clinton supporter and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called on the public to “move on” from Hillary Clinton’s emails and instead focus on the "real issues."

    “It's been investigated, no action has been taken by the Justice Department," Panetta said on ABC’s “This Week.” “They found no basis for any kind of action.”

    "I really do think it's time for the candidates and for the American people to move on and talk about the real issues,” he said.​

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/leon-panetta-americans-move-clinton-emails/story?id=41358340



     
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