A new report on a government spying operation conducted by partisan bureaucrats should outrage and scare Americans everywhere. It shows what can happen when, as the report says, partisans “weaponize” a government agency and use its powers to advance “political goals.”
Americans already have seen that when federal bureaucrats such as Lois Lerner or Samantha Power do that with the fearsome power of the IRS and our intelligence agencies, we face a threat to our liberty and the democratic process that is unparalleled in our history.
The 88-page report by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel details the notorious “John Doe” investigations that went after almost every conservative, nonprofit organization in Wisconsin (the state chapter of Club for Growth among them) for supposed violations of campaign finance laws.
Read more by Hans von Spakovsky at DailySignal.com
On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) released an 88-page report on the abuses of the John Doe process by members of the Government Accountability Board and others. The report describes an intelligence-gathering operation by rogue liberal government officials for the purpose of silencing the conservative movement in Wisconsin. The DOJ investigation was prompted by the leak of court-ordered sealed information to The Guardian by unknown operatives of the John Doe investigation in an effort to sway the US Supreme Court to allow the illegal intelligence gathering operation to continue.
“As this report describes in detail, the systemic and pervasive mishandling of John Doe evidence likely resulted in circumstances allowing the Guardian leak in the first place, and now prevents prosecutors from proving criminal liability beyond a reasonable doubt,” the DOJ report said. “Moreover, DOJ is deeply concerned by what appears to have been the weaponization of GAB by partisans in furtherance of political goals, which permitted the vast collection of highly personal information from dozens of Wisconsin Republicans without even taking modest steps to secure this information.”
Read more by James Wigderson at RightWisconsin.com
at the Regional Field Office (1701 Pearl Street, Waukesha 53186), Attorney General Schimel will be having a meet and greet! He will be arriving at 11AM, so be sure to get here early!
After he gives his remarks, all are welcome to join our efforts in knocking doors and calling our fellow Wisconsinites to spread the word about the great work Governor Walker is doing to keep Wisconsin moving forward!
Be sure to RSVP to our event, or let me know that you’ll be joining us!
Southeast Regional Field Director, Republican Party of Wisconsin
The US Department of Justice has been considering whether people should be prosecuted for the offense of climate change denial.
“This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,” said Attorney General Loretta Lynch, responding to a question from green activist Sen Sheldon Whitehouse at a Senate Judiciary Hearing.
Read more by James Delingpole at breitbart.com
Schimel’s office says they are looking into it
Three of the most powerful members of the state Assembly are asking Attorney General Brad Schimel to investigate the leaks in the John Doe investigation.
In a letter from state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington), state Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), and Joint Finance Committee co-chair John Nygren (R-Marinette), the trio wrote the that if state Department of Justice chose not to prosecute the leaker, it risks ‘undermining the integrity of the courts and judicial system.”
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During her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted that she asked the FBI to examine whether the federal government should take legal action against so-called climate change deniers. Attorney General Lynch is not responding to any criminal acts committed by climate change skeptics. Instead, she is responding to requests from those frustrated that dissenters from the alleged climate change consensuses have successfully blocked attempts to create new government programs to fight climate change.
These climate change censors claim that the argument over climate change is settled and the deniers’ success in blocking congressional action is harming the public. Therefore, the government must disregard the First Amendment and silence anyone who dares question the reigning climate change dogma. This argument ignores the many reputable scientists who have questioned the magnitude, effects, and role of human action in causing climate change.
Read more by Ron Paul at RonPaulInstitute.org