Video: More from DOJ lawyer who resigned over voter-intimidation case

posted at 6:16 pm on July 1, 2010 by Allahpundit

You’ll be lost here if you didn’t read yesterday’s post, so go do that. It’s round two between Megyn Kelly and J. Christian Adams, whom the DOJ is now accusing of being unhappy with his job. Not so, says Adams; in fact, he was promoted as recently as April 28. I keep trying to come up with ulterior motives for this guy to be saying what he’s saying, but the most obvious one — financial — doesn’t make sense. Surely he didn’t quit the DOJ so that he could blog for Pajamas Media. Maybe he’s trying to catch on with a conservative legal outfit and this is his way of getting their attention? Seems highly unlikely that he’d drop a good salary for something like that in an economy as tough as this one. Radical theory: Maybe, just maybe, he’s telling the truth, huh?

Two big takeaways here. First, supposedly the DOJ dropped its case against the Panthers (which, remember, it had already won due to the defendants’ default) because the facts were thin and it felt ethically obliged not to proceed. That’s one for election lawyers to tussle over, but Adams said yesterday that this was one of the most flagrant examples intimidation he’d ever seen. If he’s right, the case is anything but weak. And second, how high up the food chain did the decision to drop the matter stretch? He has no personal knowledge that Holder made the call, but given how high-profile the incident was, he clearly thinks the order came from him. Dig, media, dig!


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Radical theory: Maybe, just maybe, he’s telling the truth, huh?

It’s that rare substance they used to refer to as integrity, I think.

Disturb the Universe on July 1, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Dig, media, dig!

Keep dreaming

Mark1971 on July 1, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Who knew what and when did he know it?

Oil Can on July 1, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Dig, media, dig!

The only thing they’re digging for is Republican dirt and their own graves.

Monica on July 1, 2010 at 6:20 PM

? He has no personal knowledge that Holder made the call, but given how high-profile the incident was, he clearly thinks the order came from him. Dig, media, dig!

Yeah, I’m sure they’ll get right on that.

Vyce on July 1, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Dig Bury, media, dig bury!

FTFY.

nukemhill on July 1, 2010 at 6:21 PM

Two big takeaways here.

Three, imho. There’s also the “mandate” from the DOJ not to prosecute any case of voter intimidation where the perpetrator is black and the victim white.

Disturb the Universe on July 1, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I saw this earlier on FOX, so I don’t want to watch it again. Does it include the interview with the liberal Civil Rights lawyer who backs up Adams’ claims?

Disturb the Universe on July 1, 2010 at 6:24 PM

This guy better watch his backside…they are coming for him, his family and anyone he has ever known.

d1carter on July 1, 2010 at 6:24 PM

So we have Holders Justice people lying over this? Holder is a sock puppet for Obama and was told to stop this by Rahm and King Hussein.

seven on July 1, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Holder is crooked. The DOJ will smear this lawyer. Guess what, you legally get into all kinds of employer trouble for smearing ex employees. It can cost a lot.
As much as Obama smears industries and companies, in personell matters, it is terrible expensive.

seven on July 1, 2010 at 6:27 PM

If only there were a couple of reporters that would put everything on the line to find out the truth…

… no matter what the consequences.

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on July 1, 2010 at 6:28 PM

So we have Holders Justice people lying over this? Holder is a sock puppet for Obama and was told to stop this by Rahm and King Hussein.

seven on July 1, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Speaking of Rahm, where is he? I keep visualizing barry shoving him, ball-gagged and bound, into a trunk like the gimp in Pulp Fiction. Maybe he’s in hiding lest he get the Vince Foster treatment.

Monica on July 1, 2010 at 6:28 PM

J. Christian Adams for congress.

Jocundus on July 1, 2010 at 6:29 PM

These two interviews, along with the interview with Bartle Bull need to be re-aired in their entirety on the FNC’s evening shows. BOR, Hannity, and Greta need to introduce them and remain silent until they are finished. These interviews are compelling. Kelly did a great job. Of course, the other “news” outlets will have no interest in this story.

NoNails on July 1, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Radical theory: Maybe, just maybe, he’s telling the truth, huh?

Nah. Couldn’t be. Corruption at the Holder Justice Department? Surely you jest!

irishspy on July 1, 2010 at 6:32 PM

I think they could send this case to UN too.

the_nile on July 1, 2010 at 6:32 PM

With regards to the black/white mandate/policy, that seems a little paranoid on his part. The words policy or mandate suggest that at minimum some kind of written statement would exist corroborating this claim. I wonder if he’d be able to produce documentation.

anuts on July 1, 2010 at 6:32 PM

This man is a hero!

JellyToast on July 1, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Alahpundit : “Dig, media, dig!”

Media : “nah”

clearbluesky on July 1, 2010 at 6:35 PM

And second, how high up the food chain did the decision to drop the matter stretch?

To Herr Hussein himself.

Tav on July 1, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Pardon the HiJack but why are you selling banner space to Charlie “I am a republican” Crist?

Puleeeeeez!

GrayDog on July 1, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Bartle Bull

gh on July 1, 2010 at 6:36 PM

this needs to continue to be revealed. What did Holder know? What did he decide to do? Was it discussed with the president, the COS, ?

ted c on July 1, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Dig, media, dig!

Oh, they will be digging alright. By next week, we will know how much Mr. Adams home is worth, how much debt he has, if he has ever had a lien against him, if he ever missed paying taxes, if he employed an illegal alien, if he has a drinking problem, if he has ever done any illegal drugs, cheated on his wife, has a love child, some woman has a pair of pants with his DNA stain on it, how big his carbon footprint is, how many of his neighbors hate him, if he ever had gay sex, if he ever talked to a gay person, if he ever said the word “gay”, what kind of dog he owns and how the ownership of said dog will PROVE he is a crazy right-wing conservative, if he ever attended a tea party, if he knows any tea party members, if he has ever drank tea, how much electricity he uses, how many cars he owns, what church he attends, what the history of the pastor of said church is, if pastor of said church ever declared homosexuality a “sin”, if said pastor ever talked about “the devil”, if Mr. Adams has ever been in therapy, what his therapist has to say about him being a whistleblower, what extracurricular activities his kids are involved in, what kind of grades his kids make, if his kids ever had premarital sex, if his kids ever thought about premarital sex, if his kids have any gay friends, if any of his kids are gay, if his kids have seen a rated R movie, if his kids have ever used profanity, if he has ever used profanity, what his neighbors think about his kids, what his parents neighbors think about his parents, if his parents have ever been sued, if his dad ever cheated on his mom, if his dad has a bastard child, if his mom has ever taken valium, if his mom ever spanked him as a child, if his dad ever told him he loved him, if his parents ever thought he was gay, if either parent has a drinking problem, if any of his siblings have a drinking/drug problem, if any of his nieces and/or nephews have a drinking/drug problem, if his next door neighbor has a drinking/drug problem, if he wet his bed as a child, if wets his bed as an adult, how many times he was rejected by girls in high school, and whether he prays.

Any one of these things would disqualify him as a legit whistleblower. So I expect to hear about at least one, if not more of these things about Mr. Adam.

They are digging…they are digging hard.

ramrants on July 1, 2010 at 6:37 PM

This man is a hero!

JellyToast on July 1, 2010 at 6:34 PM

We have been having many heros lately..unfortunately they are mostly unknown to the masses.

Electrongod on July 1, 2010 at 6:37 PM

The most ethical administration evah…. NOT

Kuffar on July 1, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Obama = Al Capone
Holder = Frank Nitti

Tav on July 1, 2010 at 6:38 PM

this guy needs a partner, someone to corroborate—make that two partners, then four, then 12—-they need multiple points of reference to flood the field. It is too easy to snipe down one DOJ lawyer….there are others that know, where are they, they need to come forward and reveal this threat to liberty.

ted c on July 1, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Dig, media, dig!

The are digging to china looking for conservative dirt.

upinak on July 1, 2010 at 6:43 PM

.there are others that know, where are they, they need to come forward and reveal this threat to liberty.

ted c on July 1, 2010 at 6:39 PM

You could grow pretty impatient waiting for multiple people with integrity and a sense of honor and duty to come forward and cry “enough!” Corruption is corruption and I don’t care which side of the aisle it comes from. Time to MAN UP.

WitchDoctor on July 1, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Time to MAN UP.

WitchDoctor on July 1, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Yeah.. when the men start getting some testicular fortitude, it will be to late.

upinak on July 1, 2010 at 6:47 PM

The guy’s middle name is Christian, so you know the libs are gonna come after him.

Doughboy on July 1, 2010 at 6:48 PM

The guy’s middle name is Christian, so you know the libs are gonna come after him.

Doughboy on July 1, 2010 at 6:48 PM

That and the fact that he looks like he could be Glenn Beck’s cousin.

Disturb the Universe on July 1, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Saw portions of this today and Megyn Kelly did an excellent job. Had that ‘I’m looking into your soul in the eyes’ and simply let the story unfold.

The order to drop the case? I’m not sure, but since Holder never sticks his neck out without cover from the big guy, I’m guessing it leads to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.. They’ll try and rip this guy to shreds.

24K lady on July 1, 2010 at 6:57 PM

This case had a judgement. When there is a judgement, it almost takes a Residential pardon to overturn it. King Hussein and Rahm micromanage these sock puppets.

seven on July 1, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Two big takeaways here.

Three, imho. There’s also the “mandate” from the DOJ not to prosecute any case of voter intimidation where the perpetrator is black and the victim white.

Fourth: DOJ has rules on the books requiring its lawyers to violate federal law and not cooperate with Civil Rights Commission investigations. There’s nothing subjective about that.

Socratease on July 1, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Reminds me of Venezuela.

darwin on July 1, 2010 at 7:07 PM

The last thing the MFM wants to find is ‘the truth’.

Of course Holder made the decision. High profile cases don’t get decided by mere underlings.

GarandFan on July 1, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Dig, media, dig!

Good luck with that!

Del Dolemonte on July 1, 2010 at 7:16 PM

ramrants on July 1, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Post of the year.

fossten on July 1, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Socratease on July 1, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Good point.

Disturb the Universe on July 1, 2010 at 7:23 PM

In Bartle Bull’s interview by Kelly he describes the intimidation tactics employed by the by the New Black Panthers against him, not just at the polls on the day in question, but more recently during his testimony before the US Commission On Civil Rights.

Absolutely mind-boggling. These thugs can enter a hearing room during a hearing conducted by the US Commission on Civil Rights, engage in acts of intimidation, and no one reports on it until now?

There had better be coverage of every single hearing going forward. These thugs are being protected by a cadre of corrupt attorneys withing the DOJ, and everyone involves deserved to be exposed.

novaculus on July 1, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Jennifer Rubin did a lengthy piece on this the other day in the Weekly Standard, from what she said, I believe the “mandate” from the DOJ not to prosecute any case of voter intimidation where the perpetrator is black and the victim white exists.

“Former voting rights attorneys confirm that the belief is omnipresent in the Justice Department. DoJ attorneys openly criticized the Panther case, objecting not to any lack of evidence or to the legal arguments but to the notion that any discrimination case should be filed against black defendants.”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/friends-high-places?page=4

mbs on July 1, 2010 at 7:40 PM

I sense a “Disgruntled former employee uses racist tirade to retaliate against poor performance reviews…” coming.

eeyore on July 1, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Two words: selective prosecution. If in the future, a robed and hooded Klansman stands outside a Mississippi polling place with a noose and shotgun for the purpose of intimidating voters or poll watchers, our current DOJ has now given that thug a defense to prosecution on the grounds that he has been selectively prosecuted in violation of the due process guarantees of the Constitution. Good job, Holder. The first AG to actually gut the enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act is an American of African ancestry.

Mongo Mere Pawn on July 1, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Megyn’s interview with Bartle Bull is definitely worth a view. Quote:

Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy did not die to have uniformed thugs blocking the doors to polling places with weapons.

Indeed. And then he let loose this gem in response to if he supported Maverick in ’08:

“Absolutely! I didn’t like Obama from the beginning. I always thought he was a hustler. And he still is.”

+1

rcpjr on July 1, 2010 at 8:06 PM

I think the message to the New Black Panthers is: “Do it again, bigger and better. We’ve got your back.”

RBMN on July 1, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Somebody has to tell this administration, rubbing citizens nose in excrement, doesn’t make them stop sniffing it for clues.

Open The Door on July 1, 2010 at 8:10 PM

So where are Woodward and Bernstein when we need them? What an important story to be investigated, and we have no takers from the famed Washington Post, et al? Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you, etc.
Guess I’m looking for a hero…okay, I’m finished.

jakev on July 1, 2010 at 8:14 PM

The attorney named Coates, who corroborated what was taking place during this case, was transferred out of the Civil Rights division re Voter Rights to South Carolina. He was making waves.

This section of the DoJ had indicated to the attorneys that because whites have been the majority in the population, they could by definition not be victims of voter intimidation. The unwritten policiy is that only minorities can be victims in such circumstances.

onlineanalyst on July 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM

I sense a “Disgruntled former employee uses racist tirade to retaliate against poor performance reviews…” coming.

eeyore on July 1, 2010 at 7:55 PM

But the facts would not support that contention since the attorneys working on this particular case have years of experience as advocates for minorities whose voting rights were challenged.

onlineanalyst on July 1, 2010 at 8:24 PM

The media won’t dig, and I personally believe this came from the very top – possibly even as high as Michelle Obama…

jdawg on July 1, 2010 at 8:29 PM

My take: Very brave, well-spoken, knowledgeable, remarkable, principled fellow.

Rod on July 1, 2010 at 8:42 PM

This is the same media that would NEVER, EVER let a good whistleblower go to waste.

mobydutch on July 1, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Should we be voting absentee this november?

rosewaning on July 1, 2010 at 9:02 PM

I think the message to the New Black Panthers is: “Do it again, bigger and better. We’ve got your back.”

RBMN on July 1, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Absolutely right. They are promoting indeed hoping for voter suppression in the midterms.

Firefly_76 on July 1, 2010 at 9:08 PM

The MFM will, of course, no do anything. Next February, however, a Republican House certainly could. This is the kind of thing that could dramatically affect 2012.

edshepp on July 2, 2010 at 12:37 AM

I am amazed that no one has brought up the fact that if the KKK had pulled the same exact stunt as the New Black Panthers, and a White President refused to prosecute the case, the press would be all over it.

The President would be labeled a racist because by not punishing the KKK for preventing blacks from voting, he’s implicitly, if not outright, endorsing the KKK’s tactics and ideology?

Yet, if a black President refuses to punish a black racist group for refusing to let whites votes…the media is silent.

Wouldn’t it be fair to say that Obama and Eric Holder’s refusal to prosecute the New Panthers is implicitly, if not outright, endorsing the New Black Panther’s tactics and their ideology?

Conservative Samizdat on July 2, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Megyn Kelly’s Interview with the civil rights lawyer intimidated by the Panthers.

Disturb the Universe on July 1, 2010 at 6:37 PM

That was a great interview. They pulled no punches whatsoever.

hawkdriver on July 2, 2010 at 7:11 AM

Super rights.= All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others. ~ George Orwell

shick on July 2, 2010 at 7:41 AM

Two words: “VERY” + “CREDIBLE”.

lionheart on July 2, 2010 at 2:30 PM