This ‘FourWinds’ article is significant. Regarding the US scene.
There is no doubt a need for some positive action in opposing the abuses by the White house, unfortunately so far supported by Congress.
Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, actions, as reported by Garth Kant’s, provide a glimmer of light in the dark tunnel.
‘There’s just so much there … and it already stinks to high heaven’
Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas, is calling for a special prosecutor look into the Obama administration’s involvement in several scandals making national headlines.
Gohmert, a candid lawmaker who doesn’t mince words, has been in the spotlight recently for speaking boldly about the scandals in Washington.
On May 15, Gohmert got into a heated exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. When Holder challenged the congressman’s truthfulness, Gohmert shot back, “You point out one thing that I said that was not true.”
The attorney general replied, “I know what the FBI did. You cannot know what I know,” but he didn’t cite any inaccuracies by Gohmert.
The next day at a Capitol Hill news conference in which tea-party members described abuse by the IRS, Gohmert implied the president is a tyrant.
The congressman thundered, “If the AP story has taught anything it should be, to the media, that when there is a tyrannical despot, the media will be one of the early victims – you will be used as helpful savants for awhile, and then when you’re no longer needed, you will be pressured and put out of business as well.” (See the video below.)
WND asked Gohmert what Congress should be doing about the Obama scandals, beginning with abuses at the Justice Department.
“We’ve already found the attorney general in contempt, and that did nothing,” he said. “We have all kinds of issues we’ve asked the Justice Department about and they are not providing any answers.
“So, unless we have legislation that creates a special prosecutor to deal with an attorney general who is in contempt of Congress and who will not address the issues he’s created, we won’t get to the bottom of it.”
The House of Representatives found Holder in contempt last June for refusing to turn over documents in the Fast & Furious scandal.
The Justice Department’s latest scandals involve secretly obtaining a massive number of phone records from the Associated Press while pursuing a leak, naming a Fox News reporter an unindicted co-conspirator for gaining access to confidential information from the State Department and targeting another Fox News reporter and a producer pursuing the Fast & Furious gun-running scandal.
“The Justice Department misused the judicial process. To get a warrant to go after a Fox News reporter who was simply trying to get a scoop, there’s nothing illegal about that,” Gohmert said. “If people had known how wide and deep the Fast & Furious situation was, it certainly could have affected the last election. So, they go after a reporter who’s going to try to get to the bottom of it. The Justice Department is actually protecting itself there.
“Holder claims the AP leak was one of the most egregious he’s ever seen. Well, apparently every leak that makes the Obama administration look bad is egregious.”
He added, “Instead of just violating the Constitution so completely and so brashly and going after the AP, the more appropriate thing to do would be to say, ‘You know what, we’ve got only a handful of people in this administration who knew this information that was leaked. Let’s check just those folks’ phone lines. Let’s see who they were meeting with, and we’ll make the determination from there.’ But that’s not what they wanted to do. They didn’t want to catch the leaker in the administration. They would much rather intimidate the AP and go after all the other records that they could use to help intimidate them in the future. It’s just incredible.”
WND asked Gohmert what Congress should do about the IRS’ harassment of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
“Now that we have at least one IRS official (Lois Lerner, head of the tax-exempt organizations division) who has taken the Fifth Amendment, we’re not going to be able to get to the bottom of it without using the judiciary process, so it looks like we’ll have to pursue that ourselves,” indicating this scandal will also require a special prosecutor.
But Gohmert didn’t stop there.
“I think we need to be dismantling the IRS so this can never happen again. You can actually change the outcome of an election by intimidating those who won’t speak up and by preventing groups from obtaining legal status so they won’t raise money and hold gatherings,” he said. “We’ve created a system where, unless you get a certain tax status you can’t raise money and go out and speak your mind. You have to have IRS approval. They figured that out and intimidated people who could have affected the election.
“So, it is bad. We’ve got to dismantle the IRS to the point it can never do that again.”
The story goes on – source article here.