Obama Justice Dept. seized AP phone records, Obama pals Eric Holder and Tony West, US Attorney or assistant may issue subpoena, West on Obama eligibility court records

Obama Justice Dept. seized AP phone records, Obama pals Eric Holder and Tony West, US Attorney or assistant may issue subpoena, West on Obama eligibility court records

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

“Now, I don’t get upset when foreign and national journalists fail to mention Tony Rezko, or the Daley boys, or how the Chicago machine plans to staff the Department of Justice, and the new Department of Homeland Casinos.”…John Kass, Chicago Tribune July 30, 2008

 “Most disturbing, the dismissal is part of a creeping lawlessness infusing

our government institutions. Citizens would be shocked to learn about the
open and pervasive hostility within the Justice Department to bringing
civil rights cases against nonwhite defendants on behalf of white victims.
Equal enforcement of justice is not a priority of this administration. Open
contempt is voiced for these types of cases.”…J. Christian 
Adams, former USDOJ attorney

From The Blaze May 14, 2013.

“The Associated Press reported Monday that the Department of Justice had secretly seized two months worth of telephone records from reporters and editors working for the global news organization.

Needless to say, news that the DOJ had secretly obtained AP phone records has rocked the media. As it turns out, people really, really don’t like being spied on or having the feds snoop around their personal information.

This is going to take some explaining.

And it looks like it’ll take a lot more than a “low-level employee” to get U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder out of this tight spot.

See, as the Washington Examiner’s Phillip Klein notes, “it will be harder for President Obama to pin the DOJ’s action on lower level bureaucrats … because requests to subpoena news organization records require the approval of Attorney General Eric Holder.”

From the DOJ’s U.S. Attorneys’ Manual:

The Attorney General’s authorization is normally required before the issuance of any subpoena to a member of the news media or for the telephone toll records of a member of the news media. However, in those cases where the media member or his or her representative agrees to provide the material sought and that material has been published or broadcast, the United States Attorney or the responsible Assistant Attorney General may authorize issuance of the subpoena, thereafter submitting a report to the Office of Public Affairs detailing the circumstances surrounding the issuance of the subpoena….”

Read more:


From Citizen Wells September 25, 2012.

“You were warned.

Beginning in 2008, and especially with the revelations from the Tony Rezko trial, you were warned that Obama would bring his Chicago Pay to Play Politics to Washington, DC.

It has happened. In one of the worst possible places.

The US Justice Department.

One of the latest and best examples is the promotion of Tony West in the USDOJ.

First, a little background on Tony West.

From CNN November 12, 2008.

“Tony West – Friend of Barack Obama – Part One”

“But West is also known as a friend of President-Elect Barack Obama. West met Obama in 2004 and offered to help him should he elect to run for President. When Obama did, he called West and thus began West’s role as Chair of the fundraising committee for Northern California. It also started a round of basketball between the two that’s gone well enough for Obama to give West a pair of his shoes to wear for games.””

“Consider the following timeline.

  • Beginning in January 2009, when Obama took control of the White House and Justice Department, he began using USDOJ attorneys, at taxpayer expense, to prevent his birth, college and other records from being released. Prior to then Obama used Robert Bauer of Perkins Coie to keep his records hidden. Tony West is one of those USDOJ attorneys. See list below.
  • On January 21, 2009 retired Naval Commander Charles Kerchner, represented by attorney Mario Appuzo, filed a lawsuit against Barack Obama challenging his eligibility for the presidency. “Obama has sealed most of his important documents that would shed light on his true identity and the main stream media has not challenged him as to why he did so.”
  • The case was subsequently appealed. A response was given by USDOJ attorneys on March 8, 2010. Tony West was listed at the top of the list. “Plaintiffs’
    alleged grievances regarding President Obama’s constitutional
    qualifications reflect a generalized interest in the proper
    administration of the law “shared by all the American people,”
    App. 10, not a concrete injury particular to plaintiffs. The
    Supreme Court has repeatedly held that Article III standing may
    not be predicated on such injury. Plaintiffs’ attempts to
    aggrandize their harms, based on oaths they have taken to support
    to the Constitution, their heightened interest in constitutional
    principles, or the possibility of future military service, fail.”
  • Tony West appeared before the House Judiciary committee on June 24, 2010. ”One of this Subcommittee’s duties and obligations is to oversee the activities of the various components of the Department of Justice over which the Subcommittee has jurisdiction.” “I thank Assistant Attorney General Tony West of California and points west, the head of the Civil Division, for appearing before us today and to report on the division’s recent activities.” As you can already see, this is like questioning the fox on recent activity in the hen house.
  • Mr. West made a number of statements that you will find interesting:”Since assuming this position in April 2009, I have focused on three main priorities for the Civil Division: Protecting the American people, protecting taxpayer dollars, and protecting the Nation’s consumers.””The Civil Division is vigorously defending the Affordable Care Act health care reform statute against multiple lawsuits brought on constitutional and other grounds.””The President has pledged to make this Administration the most open and transparent in history, and the department is doing its part to make that pledge a reality.”  Read more below.
  • On September 20, 2012 Obama nominated Tony West to be the full time number 3 position in the USDOJ.

Anybody see a problem here? A conflict of interest!


Obama’s use of Tony West, a friend and fundraiser, to assist him, in cooperation with other USDOJ attorneys, in eligibility lawsuits and in keeping his records hidden, is a clear conflict of interest. This was further exacerbated by West representing the USDOJ before the House Judiciary Committee on June 24, 2010. Obama’s nomination of Tony West to a full time position as the number 3 position in the USDOJ is a clear case of Obama’s continued Chicago pay to play politics of reward your crony, put them in a power position and use them to protect and further your agenda.

Our checks and balances have been destroyed by the Obama camp. We no longer have a viable US Justice Department. Congress and the Judiciary Committee have failed to do their job and we have the most corrupt person ever to occupy the White House.

We cannot immediately remove members of congress or the Judiciary Committee, but we can contact them, voice our disgust and let them know that history will not view them kindly. The members of the Judiciary Committee can be found in the document below.”

Read more:


Tony West represented Barack Obama as a defense attorney, at taxpayer expense, to help Obama keep his records hidden and violate the US Constitution. Here is one small example.

“Case: 09-4209 Document: 003110049041 Page: 1 Date Filed: 03/08/2010″

BARACK OBAMA, et al.,”


Assistant Attorney General”

alleged grievances regarding President Obama’s constitutional
qualifications reflect a generalized interest in the proper
administration of the law “shared by all the American people,”
App. 10, not a concrete injury particular to plaintiffs. The
Supreme Court has repeatedly held that Article III standing may
not be predicated on such injury. Plaintiffs’ attempts to
aggrandize their harms, based on oaths they have taken to support
to the Constitution, their heightened interest in constitutional
principles, or the possibility of future military service, fail.”

49 responses to “Obama Justice Dept. seized AP phone records, Obama pals Eric Holder and Tony West, US Attorney or assistant may issue subpoena, West on Obama eligibility court records

  1. May 14, 2013

    “Bill O’Reilly On Fox News: If Obama Behind IRS-Gate He Will Be Impeached”


  2. Cleta Mitchell to Newsmax: IRS Scandal Reaches to White House</b

    Cleta Mitchell, one of Washington’s most respected elections attorneys, told Newsmax she has tangible proof that high-ranking IRS officials in Washington were fully aware of the agency’s campaign to target conservative groups for heightened scrutiny, despite their denials.

    And she thinks the president knew about the practice too. If proven, she said, it could be an impeachable offense.


    And Jay Sekulow just held up a letter from Washington D.C. atty for Justice Dept to one of his clients in Albuquerque that refuted all claims that Wash. knew nothing about this targeting….only low level employees in Cincy.

  3. IRS, Bengazi, AP incursion, Shakedowns for money, interferring with elections. These activities were never tolerated, much less acknowledged, by any administration in the past or by Congress. I have trouble believing that the public ‘dropping’ of so many scandals simultaneously is just ‘karma’. This is planned, either by the administration and the news media, or by the oppostition.

  4. Re-post:

    “ABC Political Analyst Trey Hardin was a guest this morning on KABC’S morning show, “McIntyre in the Morning” and dropped a bombshell, stating that he is absolutely convinced that the IRS scandal emanates from the West Wing of the White House.”


  5. Every single one of these scandals, or “criminal conspiracys” is followed by “gate”, as in “Watergate”……meaning NIXON. (He set the standard). Every one of these goes far beyond what Nixon ever did. EVERY SINGLE ONE! If the MSM drops the ball…….. they might as well hang it up.

    No credibility left. None.

  6. This spring…………40th anniversary of Watergate hearings? Did I hear that right? Yes I did……….17 May 1973.

  7. Does anyone but me remember watching those hearings with amazement? I was very young, but becoming politically aware for the first time. I was glued to the TV.

  8. coldwarvet2

    From a tactical viewpoint, all this had a resemblance of the Blitzkreig (lightning war) of Adolph Hitler. Hit from all sides and don’t allow time for the enemy to regroup or defend (much less counter-attack). This became apparent after only a brief time of liberal control. Imagine what things would look like today had we not held the House. I believe those that visit this site often are well aware of just how serious this really is, and what the potential is for utter disaster…
    As in any type of a-symmetrical warfare, the three elements above are essential to survival, and this excuse for representation in the House we have experienced so far, have only managed to allow us to defend (and that not even very well). Duped into playing “whack-a-mole” with the radical left, and, judging from the staggering number of missed opportunities, it has taken this House (led by Boehner) nearly five years to even realize they are in a fight. I must admit that, in the past, I have given these so-called “representatives” far too much credit for having common sense enough to function at the level necessary for governance in this country…

  9. “Bernstein Unloads on White House for AP Scandal”

    Published on May 14, 2013

  10. SueQ, I remember Watergate well. Hope we get a similar result with Obama leaving in disgrace as I believe this is much worse than Watergate. I have felt Obama was a bully since his surprise win in Iowa during the Democratic primary.

  11. codwarvet2….

    When you have a government that has developed the attitude that they can “do no wrong” then go out with a vengance to prove that point.

    Then also when you have a press corp that has for the past 5 years , turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to everything Obama and his gang of thieves have done

    Then when you have an opposition party (repubs) who have been threatened against even the smallest of protest against the actions of Obama.

    Then when you have a ME public that has been nurtured by Obama into accepting him as god



  12. May 14, 2013

    At “The Obama File”:

    “Another Obama White House scandle? The EPA!”
    “EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups”

    “Conservative groups seeking information from the Environmental Protection Agency have been routinely hindered by fees normally waived for media and watchdog groups, while fees for more than 90 percent of requests from green groups were waived, according to requests reviewed by the Conservative Enterprise Institute.”

  13. May 14, 2013

    “ABC News’ Trey Hardin: West Wing Of White House Authorized IRS-Gate Targeting”


  14. news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/white-house-obama-no-nixon-192540874.html

    J. Carney – “People who make those kinds of comparisons need to check their history,” he said.

    Gee Jay, we think you need to check recent history with your Osurper–say since 2007 and before…

  15. HonorFirst

    They don’t want the investigation deepened into Benghazi….all this other stuff (although damaging) is diversionary.

    The way the IRS story broke is questionable. And then they followed immediately with the Justice/AP story. Until recently the press was squashing Benghzi; that is until the whistleblowers came on board. Then the story grew some wings. Perked up the MSM. So they pushed out the IRS and the AP stories. You have to know the Media would be all over them, especially the AP phone seizing. It appears that the media is focusing on these secondary scandals and now losing focus on Benghazi.

    I guess the administration decided they would rather face these where there is (at least not yet) no direct blame cast on Obama or Hillary. They can easily blame the peons. All we heard today, is No one knew anything.

    Benghazi is the big fish they don’t want fried. They all have blood on their hands and it is a defining moment of a failed foreign policy.
    Come on whistleblowers, don’t let this crimal regime continue. You owe it to your colleagues and your fellow citizens. We need the truth!

  16. A smorgasbord of impeachable items is before us. And the press seems to be on our side for once. Why am I apprehensive?

  17. HonorFirst | May 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm |

    They don’t want the investigation deepened into Benghazi….all this other stuff (although damaging) is diversionary.

    I’ve been mulling over your comment. I think you’re right! This one issue…….Benghazi……. is what keeps them up at night. And it darn well should!

  18. Question,

    With all this diversion which will never go anywhere, what will the significance of the Fraudulent B.C. hold in the media? My guess is nothing. Moreover, I think it will be blamed on attempting to overexpose Obama by Republicans far-reaching in order to get rid of him, and therefore possibly get little attention.

    I hope Im wrong.

  19. People can focus on One Scandal and maybe even two if connected. But if you have 5 or 6 deceptive scandals all at once, focus becomes lost and delusional.

  20. SueQ & HonorFirst…..this IRS thing is nothing but a diversion in my opinion. Remember last week, after some of the testimonies from the Whistleblowers on Benghazi, Obama held a secret press conference, closed to everyone but his select few? Well, within just a couple of days, this IRS scandal shows up like magic. I believe it’s just to divert all of our attention from digging too deeply into Benghazi. The press is just playing their part in all this using MOCK indignation over their phones being monitored, etc. They are good actors and do as they’re told to progress their agenda. After all, liberalism must survive at all costs.

  21. HonorFirst

    William | May 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm |
    You are so right about that. Obama would delight in another round of birther questions.
    Once he gets “demoted” and loses the juice…maybe then we can get some records opened and documents verified.

  22. Sorry, it looks like SueQ, William and I were posting at the same time and basically saying the same things, lol.

  23. I guess what i’m trying to say comes from personal experience at work as a project manager.

    If I run only one project and focus on nothing but that, I am fully charged, ahead of schedules, exceed expectations and achieve high results. Running two projects differs in the degree they began. If both at the same start time, it can be more than challenge and a juggling act, but most of the time will come out meeting expectations.

    When assigned back to back of multiple projects (like now) such as 5, I become overwhelmed, bogged down, not as efficient with results, can be well below financial targets, off target dates and more.

    So, has Obama (Val) planned all this dumping of mini-scandals – which will never see the day of light – knowing that congress cannot possibly have the resources to investigate this much at once, all to prepare for the scandal of Lt. Zullo criminal fraud case about to be exposed? It seems to make sense.

    It’s kind of like voter fraud. If a single person commits it, it’s very easy to catch and prosecute them. If a thousand do it, it overwhelms the system of justice and will be overlooked.

    I’m confident there is an Anlinsky tactic to this overwhelming, but not sure which one it is.

    Just my 2 cents.

  24. This is what I planned to post before this flurry of activity…………

    Methinks you’re right, thistle, HonorFirst and William.
    We need to some how encourage Issa to carry on. Do what’s necessary.

    Did I hear Petreas will testify? He needs to. And all other witnesses as well. Appearantly there are many. They all need to lawyer up and come forward.

    Hillary should testify as well………….AND THIS TIME UNDER OATH!!!!

  25. HonorFirst

    Just heard some interesting stuff about the IRS scandal. Mark Levin along with his legal group is deeply involved in this. He is the one to go the IG at the Treasury dep’t to investigate the IRS.

    go here: http://www.marklevinshow.com/common/page.php?pt=podcasts&id=191&is_corp=0 listen to the 5/13 podcast…the interesting stuff came at the 70 minute marker. The entire broadcast is worth listening to as well. BTW, I just quickly glanced at the IG’s report and I didn’t see this particular thing mentioned.

  26. HonorFirst

    SueQ | May 14, 2013 at 8:09 pm |
    I agree. It appears that Obama is trying to throw the CIA under the bus on Benghazi. Since they changed the inital intelligence reports, they are now blaming it on intelligence failures. Petraeus balked at the changes so they tried to blackmail him out. It looks like Petraeus decided to come forward with his infidelity rather than have the Chicago thugs have something hanging over his head. Although I didn’t approve of the affair, I admired him for basically telling O, screw u! and he publicly admitted his affair and resigned. That was far more dignified than Bill Clinton’s handling of his assorted, sordid affairs.

    I read an article recently that basically said beware of Petraeus. He is a highly educated, highly trained warrior. If he is subpoenaed, I don’t think he will play O’s game. His agency was the ONLY one that reported Benghazi correctly and immediately. He will NOT be their fall guy!

  27. Air Force Brat!

    The CIA is the wrong group to have pi$$ed off at you.

  28. Air Force Brat! | May 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm |

    The CIA is the wrong group to have pi$$ed off at you.


    Throwing the CIA under the Bus is Akin to putting your finger in a 50 ton press and expecting a broken finger nail.

  29. It has been BENGHAZI all along……BENGHAZI will be the KING KILLER…that is IF..and WHEN Congress gets up off their collectives asses and does what they should have done long ago…..

    The AP thing, the IRS thing and all the other things are nothing but “smoke screens” to draw attention from the REAL CRIMINAL ISSUE for OBAMA and CLINTON……

    But OBAMA is running a big risk here…..all of these THINGS can come back to bite him square in his skinny butt…all at the same time. OUCH. .

    I personally think he is going down…it is just a question of when and how?

    There are many ways that “the powers to be can get rid of him”…I need not list them here. Most have been openly discussed before…..

    If I were OBAMA…I would be sweating all this stuff that is comin g down on him now…….

  30. Personally,

    I think Petraeus was set up to fail. But I think they under estimated his integrity and dedication to the United States of America, over any elected official.

  31. Carney’s logic is like the Captain of the Titanic saying;
    “Just because we have struck an iceberg… and just because we have a gash thirty feet long in the side of our ship…and just because we are filling up with water ….that doesn’t mean our ship is sinking.”


  32. Air Force Brat!

    Carney always looks like he’s feeling the results of having eaten a bunch of bad Mexican food.

    Or is that considered “racist”? 😀

  33. A single sentence that says it all:

    “This White House’s instinctive petulance, arrogance and defensiveness have all worked together to isolate Obama at a time when he most needs a support system”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/dc-turns-on-obama-91386.html#ixzz2TK2uE3q4

  34. Air Force Brat,

    Perhaps its a Global digestive diet.


  36. NAW BRAT….

    but if you had said a bad “dago sandwich”…now that may have crossed the line…lol

  37. IMO, Benghazi is the big one. But I think the IRS deal could be just as big. More people can understand that and have a built in distrust of the big bad agency that takes their money, raids their houses and makes audits a nightmare no one ever wants to happen.

    I am not so sure it is the regime that is dropping all this stuff at the same time. The mantra of the slow to act probably complicit repubs, should be to hit them hard and fast when you have them running around like cockroaches. Read today that there is one more shoe to drop–number4. We shall see and it just may all be a diversionary tactic to deflect from the Benghazi issue as many of you suggest.

    Pass the popcorn and enjoy the show whatever it might be. Maybe the pstb have used Obama all they want and will try to protect Hillary at all cost. Maybe Billyboy has been pulling the strings all along. Who really knows anymore here in the land beyond the looking glass?

  38. May 14, 2013

    “BREAKING! PPSIMMONS EXCLUSIVE – Read CCP Affidavit for Alabama Supreme Court”

    “The Cold Case Posse affidavit – prepared and signed by lead investigator, Mike Zullo, is available HERE for download. The document is exactly what is being released to the Alabama Supreme Court for the Obama citizenship and eligibility case that is before it. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office ordered his Cold Case Posse to cooperate with the Alabama Supreme Court case.”



    IF needed – download & install “Microsoft Word Viewer”:


  39. I agree with observations that the AP and IRS revelations were intended to distract the media and Conservatives from the Benghazi treason. The first two will be tough to prove Oval Office involvement, the later will be easy to prove. The stand down orders which condemned four Americans to death had to have come from the Oval Office; no one else could give such orders.

  40. Your prayers are being answered and the evil doers are being exposed.

  41. GORDO | May 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm |

    Thanks, GORDO!

    All I can say is WHOA!!!

    If there were ever a complete (and I do mean *complete*) investigation, this is it.

    Do we see chickens roosting yet?

  42. Now at “Scribd”:

    “Full Affidavit: Sheriff Joe Lead Obama Investigator; New Evidence Submitted In Case”


  43. Lame Cherry today made interesting observation that IRS revelations orchestrated because even rino Republicans were in on efforts to intimidate tea party groups and full exposure will implicate them as well as Libs and improve Dem changes in 2014.

  44. 11:11 pm —

    Correct link below – now has PDF download.

    “It must be stressed that the affidavit submitted to the Alabama Supreme Court civil case by Commander Zullo does NOT contain ALL the information in the case known to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. More information will be revealed as criminal prosecution events unfold in the near future.”


  45. charlesmountain

    The media and Commie Democrats now WANT Soetoro to step down. They see what’s coming in the Alabama Supreme Court case. They are jumping ship to save their butts.

  46. oldsailor80

    I believe that there could be a lot of truth in what you said. Yet I still believe that DIVERSION is only successful when the intended recipients of the diversion were actually diverted from their focus. At this point I personally have NOT BEEN DIVERTED by the liberal tactics. I STILL follow my OWN BELIEFS and information. In addition I do MY OWN THINKING! Everyday we hear the splashes as one after another the liberals thought processes short out,and each takes the ONLY ROAD OUT! Hopefully the Alabama Supreme Court will follow the Constitution in this matter.

  47. And just who released the info that the press had there phone records spyed on?  The press had to be told so they would know enmass to toe the line. One can not be intimidated unless you are told what the punishment will be! So I expect the obsequious press to pretend outrage and then put their well worn knee pads on and proceed as before!

  48. Their phone records.
    Being told the DOJ has the personal phone records makes it so much easier to intimidate the press and politicians. And you know for certain that Holder knew and Obama too. This was just standard operating procedure. But what good was alot of the info if the press and the public were not made aware of the potential evidence the DOJ had or could get in a moments notice. We knew it but confirmation is so much more scary….and they know that. With all the evidence the DOJ has on EVERYONE…..I expect them to be able to silence all their major opposition. I am sure the IRS was not just targeting right wing tea party people. I am certain that Occupy Wall Street was targeted in an even more sinister way. Having right wing groups oppose Obama was annoying, but having left wing and progressive groups oppose Obama was untenable, for certain. They went after them with all guns blazing, not just the IRS.

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