SHELL GAME: This Is Why Michael Hastings Was Murdered And Eric Holder Stepped Down [Video]

“19,000 Swiss Bank Accounts fund Terrorism.

Part of the reason behind Eric Holder’s immediate retirement.”

Discussion of the book SHELL GAME: A Military Whistleblowing Report to the U.S. Congress Exposing the Betrayal and Cover-Up by the U.S. Government of the Union Bank of Switzerland-Terrorist Threat Finance Connection to Booz Allen Hamilton and U.S. Central Command ~ 2LT Scott Bennett 11th Psychological Operations Battalion (retired)

Background: Scott Bennett is a U.S. Army Special Operations Officer (11th Psychological Operations Battalion, Civil Affairs-Psychological Operations Command), and a global psychological warfare-counterterrorism analyst, formerly with defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton.

He received a Direct Commission as an Officer, held a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) security clearance, and worked in the highest levels of international counterterrorism in Washington DC and MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. He has worked at U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Central Command, the State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, and other government agencies. He served in the G.W. Bush Administration from 2003 to 2008, and was a Social Science Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. His writings and lectures seek to enhance global awareness and understanding of modern psychological warfare, the international intelligence.

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Patrick Fitzgerald Floated for Top Attorney General Spot… One step closer to NESARA?

Patrick Fitzgerald’s connection to NESARA: At least 100,000 Cases have been considered by 56 Grand Juries over the last 4 years, by Patrick Fitzgerald, in the US. Their Sealed Indictments are ready to be unsealed and made public. These ones will go…or have already been taken to the World Court in the Hague…for War Crimes Trials & sentencing. Another condition for Announcement is the disclosure of the Galactic Presence and their Involvement in planetary affairs. It is not yet known whether this will be Full Disclosure or progressive disclosures over some weeks… Read More about Patrick Fitzgerald & NESARA →

According to these articles, a soft disclosure campaign has already begun:

Patrick Fitzgerald will leave office with a trail of political scalps and plenty of politicians who have been looking over their shoulders for more than a decade. Phil Rogers reports.

(NBC Chicago) Well, you have to admit—he’s got a good resume.

Patrick Fitzgerald, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, is being touted by some as a potential replacement for outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports Fitzgerald’s name is being bandied about in legal circles, and no less than Illinois’ junior Senator, Mark Kirk, appears to be in Fitzgerald’s corner.
Fitzgerald’s reputation as a hard-nosed prosecutor of political corruption, along with a recognized expertise in national security law, makes him the perfect choice in the eyes of those looking to re-energize the nation’s top law enforcement office after years of controversy under Holder.
Fitzgerald won national acclaim for his many high-profile investigations during his tenure in the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s office, including convictions of two former Illinois governors, Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan. He also set his sights on media mogul Conrad Black, several aides to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in the Hired Truck Program, and Chicago detective and torturer Jon Burge.
Despite a welcome return for some to a focus on civil rights issues while in office, many observers feel Holder’s tenure to be a series of missed opportunities at best and a controversy-ridden tenure at worst.
Republicans in Congress, long opposed to Holder and more than happy to cause President Obama problems on any available political front, have already signaled their likely opposition to anyone Obama nominates for the post.
Nevertheless, some Fitzgerald backers are hoping his reputation and track record can be brought to bear on those areas critics have faulted the U.S. Attorney General’s office for being lax on. Specifically, they point to Holder’s failure to aggressively prosecute Wall Street malfeasance and re-litigate the errors and missteps of the Bush administration’s War on Terror as places where Fitzgerald could make his mark.
Yet, the last two years of any presidency are often marked by Congressional investigations into executive branch policies and behavior that could easily end up on the Attorney General’s desk. That could well mean Obama may be reluctant to appoint a prosecutorial bulldog to occupy an office just down the street on Pennsylvania Ave.

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Change is Here: Eric Holder Resigning as Attorney General

This is a day for which many of us have been waiting. Yet another (positive?) change. Woo Hoo! -LW

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will resign his post, the Justice Department said Thursday. Mr. Holder will remain in office until a successor is nominated and confirmed.

Mr. Holder, the 82nd attorney general and the first African-American to serve in that position, had previously said he planned to leave office by the end of this year.

Particularly in President Obama’s second term, Mr. Holder has been the most prominent liberal voice of the administration.

The Justice Department said Mr. Holder finalized his plans to leave in an hour-long conversation with Mr. Obama at the White House over Labor Day weekend.

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Somehow, this seems very fitting . . .

Especially with the Contempt of Congress case against him.

DOJ preparing criminal charges against Wall Street executives

This seems unbelievable . . . Attorney General Eric Holder actually investigating Wall Street? Will wonders never cease. -LW

The Justice Department has launched criminal fraud investigations of individuals at Wall Street firms, with the hopes of filing formal charges in the coming months, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday.

“We are making good progress in these cases, which involve conduct that has undermined the integrity of our markets,” Holder said at New York University Law School.

The nation’s top prosecutor did not go into detail about the inquiries, but people familiar with the cases say the probes involve the possible manipulation of the $5.3 trillion global foreign-exchange markets.

At least seven banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Barclays, disclosed in regulatory filings last year that “various government authorities” had requested information about their trading activities. Bank employees have turned over information to U.S. authorities about the trading scheme, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigations.

A British regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, initiated the investigation into whether traders at various banks conspired to rig exchange rates to maximize profit and minimize losses. The probe mirrors the ongoing investigation into the manipulation of the London interbank offered rate, or Libor.

“When it comes to financial fraud, the department recognizes the inherent value of bringing enforcement actions against individuals, as opposed to simply the companies that employ them,” Holder said. “Despite the growing jurisprudence that seeks to equate corporations with people, corporate misconduct must necessarily be committed by flesh-and-blood human beings.”

The attorney general has faced unrelenting criticism for failing to bring criminal charges against any Wall Street executives in the wake of the economic meltdown. Even after the Justice Department secured multibillion-dollar settlements with JPMorgan, Citigroup and Bank of America for their role in selling faulty mortgage securities, lawmakers and financial reform advocates have questioned why individuals behind such schemes have never been charged.

Yet late last month, Bloomberg reported that the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles is preparing to file a civil suit against a key figure in the housing meltdown, Angelo Mozilo. The former head of Countrywide Financial, once one of the largest mortgage originators in the country, has been accused of making high-interest, sub-prime loans to homebuyers, which contributed to the housing crisis.

Critics have accused Holder of handling Wall Street with kid gloves, a critique he fueled a year ago by telling lawmakers that some financial firms had become so large that it was difficult to prosecute them because of the potential impact on the economy. Since then, Holder has tempered that argument by stressing the need for prosecutors to work with regulators to hold institutions accountable without wrecking their entire business.

In a nod to the criticism, Holder said on Wednesday that he understands and shares the public’s frustration over the dearth of top executives being held accountable for misconduct committed at their firms. Yet in some instances, he said, it is impossible to prove a high-ranking executive who is far removed from the day-to-day operations had any knowledge of any number of misdeeds.

“In an age when corporations are structured to blur lines of authority and prevent responsibility for individual business decisions from residing with a single person, we ought to consider whether the law provides an adequate means to hold the decision-makers at these firms properly accountable,” Holder said.

Federal prosecutors, he said, need sufficient evidence of intent, proof that has often come from cooperating witnesses or whistleblowers. The False Claims Act encourages witnesses to come forward in cases where the government has been defrauded by providing them up to a third of the proceeds recovered by authorities, but the law only extends to government-funded programs.

Justice has used a powerful 1980s-era law known as the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, commonly called FIRREA, to reward witnesses who come forward with evidence in financial fraud cases. Awards under the law, however, are capped at $1.6 million, which Holder called “a paltry sum in an industry in which, last year, the collective bonus pool rose above $26 billion, and median executive pay was $15 million and rising.”

Holder would like Congress to update the whistleblower provision in FIRREA to increase incentives for witness cooperation, a move he said could “significantly improve the Justice Department’s ability to gather evidence of wrongdoing while complex financial crimes are still in progress.”

The Securities and Exchange Commission offers whistleblowers up to 30 percent of recovered proceeds in civil cases through a program established by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law. The agency awarded more than $14 million to one whistleblower last year for handing over information that led to an enforcement action.

“There needs to be some parity between the Department of Justice and the SEC,” said Columbia University law professor John Coffee. “You would assume that the criminal cases that Justice handles require more evidence, involve more culpability, so you need even more than 20 percent as an incentive.”

Eugene Goldman, a former SEC enforcement lawyer, said any proposal to expand bounty payments to whistleblowers would take years of review, hearings and an assessment of whether the SEC program has been effective.

“Built-in deterrents against false and reckless accusations will need to be considered, given the temptation to seek awards beyond the current caps,” said Goldman, now a partner at McDermott Will & Emery law firm.

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U.S. Congressman Jim Bridenstine: Obama Unfit to Lead [video]

…and he’s naming departments and positions to boot. Nice call, Congressman. You said a lot in 1:12…

About: Published on Jun 3, 2013

Congressman Jim Bridenstine’s House floor speech from 6-3-2013.