Would you ask Charlie Manson to investigate the crimes Charlie Manson committed? Well, this is exactly what the Justice Department did when it used one of their own to investigate the Justice Department. The DOJ used the DOJ’s own “Office of Professional Responsibility” to investigate the DOJ’s handling of the New Black Panther’s voter intimidation charges that the DOJ dropped.
The Washington Post reports:
The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has concluded an investigation finding that politics played no role in the handling of the New Black Panther Party case, which sparked a racially charged political fight.
After reviewing thousands of pages of internal e-mails and notes and conducting 44 interviews with department staff members, the OPR reported that “department attorneys did not commit professional misconduct or exercise poor judgment” and that the voter-intimidation case against the Panthers was dismissed on “a good faith assessment of the law” and “not influenced by the race of the defendents.”
Well, thank you for clearing yourself DOJ.
The U.S. Civil Rights Commission has a different view of the Eric Holder-led DOJ handling of the New Black Panther Party case. The DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility says they reviewed e-mails, well I guess they didn’t review the e-mails that Judicial Watch obtained with a FOIA request. These e-mails show top Obama political appointees were involved in dismissing the charges against the NBPP.
I wonder why the DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility failed to read those damaging e-mails? Could it be that it shows Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez lied under oath? The e-mails prove he, in fact, did lie under oath.
The DOJ even tried to silence the top attorney inside the civil rights division of the DOJ by ordering him not to testify. The DOJ did not want these attorneys to cooperate with the investigation by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The civil rights division leader also stated that the dismissal of charges against the New Black Panther Party was a “travesty.”
You can totally trust the findings of the DOJ investigating the DOJ for wrongdoing or you can trust your lying eyes…