Posts Tagged ‘Attorney General’
Last week, former Governor Tommy Thompson endorsed Brad, saying, “The people of Wisconsin deserve an Attorney General dedicated to the public safety of our great state… I’m proud to call Brad my friend, and I’m happy to endorse his candidacy for Wisconsin Attorney General.”
Please see video of the press conference with Governor Thompson in the link below:
In response to Rand Paul’s letter asking whether “the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial,” we now have an answer. Attorney General Holder responds, in a word “Yes.” Of course, it is caveated with ‘extraordinary circumstances’ and ‘necessity’ but as Mike Krieger so subtly summarizes: “the military can assassinate U.S. citizens on U.S. soil.” As NBC reports, the letter from Holder surfaced just as the Senate Intelligence Committee was voting 12-3 to approve White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan to be CIA director. The vote came after the White House agreed to share additional classified memos on targeted drone strikes against U.S. citizens overseas. As Rand Paul commented, “this is more than frightening… it is an affront to the Constitutional due process rights of all Americans.”
Read more at ZeroHedge.com
In a secret government agreement granted without approval or debate from lawmakers, the U.S. attorney general recently gave the National Counterterrorism Center sweeping new powers to store dossiers on U.S. citizens, even if they are not suspected of a crime, according to a news report.
Earlier this year, Attorney General Eric Holder granted the center the ability to copy entire government databases holding information on flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students and other data, and to store it for up to five years, even without suspicion that someone in the database has committed a crime, according to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the story.
Read more Kim Zetter at Wired.com
Vice President nominee Paul Ryan said today he agrees with GOP President nominee Mitt Romney: Attorney General Eric Holder should resign.
“The congressman agrees with the governor,” said Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck.
“Either Mr. Holder himself should resign, or the president should ask for his resignation or remove him,” said Romney in December 2011. “It’s unacceptable for him to continue in that position now given the fact that he has misled Congress and entirely botched the investigation of the Fast and Furious program.”
Representative Ryan is the 131st GOP member to call for Mr. Holder’s resignation.
Read more by Mary Chastain at Breitbart.com