U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen is not amused. The man who served Obama with an injunction preventing his illegal amnesty plans to see that Obama is not amused either. He has ordered that the administration be investigated over misleading him on amnesty and work permits for “Dreamers.” The administration told the judge they wouldn’t issue anymore work permits for new dreamers, when the fact is they have issued over 100,000 of them. The investigation will include a finding of whether the lawyers who handled the case for Obama knew of the illegal maneuver. If so, they will face disbarment or worse.
This has even more impact on the Obama administration than they are used to. Obama has been waiting for the judge’s final opinion, so he can appeal. They appealed to Judge Hanen and he turned them down and the appeals court says they can’t handle an appeal until after Hanen gives his final ruling. That was scheduled to happen by March 19th, but with the investigation that date is pushed out indefinitely. It is assumed that the investigation will also include investigating why the administration has kept spending money on moving Obama’s amnesty forward….
The second problem facing Obama is that when a decision is reached, he can’t judge shop. Former attorney general and current Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott had the foresight to file the suit within the boundaries of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. It is the most conservative of the 9 appeals courts. Assuming that the Fifth Circuit Court denies Obama’s appeal, the case would then go before the US Supreme Court.
Obama’s record with the Supreme Court is very bad, not withstanding the Obamacare decision. 9-0 decisions are fairly rare because of the ideology of the justices. What many of you may not realize is that Obama has now lost 20 SCOTUS cases by 9-0. That means 20 times Kagan and Sotomayer, who were appointed by Obama voted against his overreach of power….
by Steven Ahle – Red Statements –
After a year and a half of investigating, Congress has finally gotten to see a large number of the “missing” emails form IRS administrator Lois Lerner. Some of these emails seem to show that Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) was involved in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, a Forbes report says.
Despite the government’s refusal to release over 800 pages of Lerner communications, some documents that have been released show that she was discussing the targeting of conservative groups with members of the DOJ two years before the IRS even admitted that its actions were improper.
“Ms. Lerner,” Forbes columnist Robert W. Wood wrote, “met with top officials from the DOJ’s Election Crimes Branch in October of 2010. Although Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the DOJ, the DOJ coughed up dirt only on court order. Even then, the DOJ handed over only two pages of heavily redacted emails.”
The documents show that Lerner worked with the DOJ on targeting conservative groups and even show that Lerner sent the DOJ a “1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations” that contained confidential tax records.
On November 22 it was announced that some 30,000 IRS emails that had previously been deemed “unrecoverable” had been “found” by the IRS Inspector General. The emails extend from 2009 to 2011, when Lerner headed the IRS’s exempt-organizations division.
While investigators have yet to comb through this mountain of information, other key documents were finally revealed in a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by government watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that the documents show that Obama’s DOJ was “up to its neck in the IRS scandal”….
By Warner Todd Huston – Breitbart –
150 firefighters have responded to an early morning fire near Penn Station which is affecting subway and rail service in the area.
Authorities say A, E and C trains are back to normal but are slowing down on approach to Penn Station.
Long Island Rail Road service is also impacted. Trains are being diverted to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn or Hunterspoint Avenue in Queens. Some trains are cancelled at Jamaica Terminal in Queens.
NYC Transit is cross-honoring LIRR fares on the 2, 3, 7 and E lines. Commuters should anticipate delays on all westbound trains.
Fire officials say the 3-alarm fire appears to be suspicious. Flames broke out at 2:20 A.M. Tuesday in an underground construction site at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue. They say it was nearly under control around 5 a.m.
A fire department spokesman says firefighters are still at the scene monitoring and extinguishing pockets of fire….
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
By MYFOXNY.com/AP –
Shockingly Police Commissioner Helric Fredou, 45, reportedly killed himself with his own gun while preparing a report just after meeting with a family member of a victim who was shot during the recent attack which took place at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Although reports claim that Helric Fredou suffered from “depression” and “burn out” some, like myself, remain skeptical that Fredou was ‘suicided’, murdered, by a third-party in an attempt to quell information he gained after speaking with key individuals during his investigation.
By Shepard Ambellas – Intellihub –