Independent Sentinel by S. Noble
Rep. Elijah Cummings has called Benghazi Committee Chair Rep. Trey Gowdy a liar and he has demanded he apologize to Hillary Clinton for saying she violated national security. This is typical Cummings. He is the wolf in the House. His viciousness is only outdone by the leftist attack blogs.
Cummings put his accusations in a letter that he sent to Gowdy who responded in kind.
Media Matters and Daily Kos are falsely claiming that Rep. Gowdy confessed to altering documents in order to make false allegations against Hillary. It’s only meant to discredit Gowdy and the work of the committee before Hillary’s testimony on Thursday. They are capitalizing on statements by Reps. McCarthy and Hanna suggesting the Benghazi committee was politically motivated and attempting to damage Mrs. Clinton […]
While many are losing patience with Trey Gowdy, the Progressive Republican Party establishment is colluding with comrades in the DSA to smear Congressman Gowdy, destroy the integrity of any further investigations and its findings thereby permitting Hillary thug Clinton to escape justice…and Barack Obama, for that matter.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O’Donnell today issued a ruling lifting the temporary restraining order against Center for Medical Progress.
O’Donnell ruled that biotech firm StemExpress that it cannot stop the Center for Medical Progress from releasing another Planned Parenthood video exposing the late-term, after-birth abortions and harvesting and procurement of fetal baby organs.
the temporary restraining order did pertain to one key meeting the undercover activists filmed and prevented them from releasing a video with any information from it. Now, according to ABC News, the judge in the case has issued a ruling lifting that temporary restraining order… …free speech rights should allow an anti-abortion group to release secretly recorded videos of discussions with a California company that provides fetal tissue for research….
UPDATE: 8/21 3:50 PM The ruling is now official. The court noted that even if Stem Express prevails on their Penal Code 632 cause of action, ‘there is nothing in [that code section that] prevents the publication of information unlawfully procured through unlawful privacy violations….’
While attorneys for StemExpress plan to appeal the ruling, Planned Parenthood who is alleging that the videos are illegal is threatening to sue the pro-life entity.
The Hill by Kevin Cirilli
Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens said she believes the videos are illegal and that her organization is ‘considering everything’ in going after the Center for Medical Progress, the group behind the videos.
‘I absolutely do believe that they have violated laws in terms of how they secured these videos,’ she said in an interview at the group’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. ‘But the fraud is also in how they have presented them and in the editing.’ ‘We are considering everything,’ she said….
Jumping into the fray, Elijah Cummings is using his bully pulpit to go after the Center for Medical Progress.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., asked the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress in a letter Thursday whether it used donations in its undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood. Cummings also wants to know if lawmakers were aware of any potential illegal activities surrounding the years-long investigation into Planned Parenthood.
The letter serves as a counterweight to calls for an investigation into Planned Parenthood from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which Cummings serves as ranking member…..
If you are experiencing déjà vu, that is because Cummings overreached when he targeted True the Vote during hearings about the IRS targeting of Tea Party, Jewish, religious and other non-Progressive organizations.
You can view Cummings letter to Center for Medical Progress here in pdf format.
See also: Judge Rules StemExpress Can’t Take Videos, Documents From Activist Exposing Planned Parenthood AND 8th Shocking Video: StemExpress CEO Admits Planned Parenthood Sells Fully Intact Aborted Babies
The following video is a preview of the eighth video CMP plans to release either today or tomorrow.
May 9, 2013, email reveals IRS plans to meet with Department of Justice over whether to prosecute groups that “lied” about plans for political activity
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released a new batch of internal IRS documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner communicated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) about whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities. The documents were obtained as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after the agency refused to respond to four FOIA requests dating back to May 2013.
The newly released IRS documents contain an email exchange between Lerner and Nikole C. Flax, then-Chief of Staff to then-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller discussing plans to work with the DOJ to prosecute nonprofit groups that “lied” (Lerner’s quotation marks) about political activities. The exchange includes the following:
Including top Progressives in the Senate, the IRS, DOJ and FEC are all now implicated in the targeting of Conservative groups and anyone else who dared take on the Obama administration.
There is no way that this scandal does not go to the top.
View additional emails here.