Barack Obama's campaign attorney today asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey to add a probe into allegedly false Republican claims of voter fraud to the investigation into the firings of U.S. attorneys.
Republican voter-fraud accusations ``seek both to suppress the vote and to unduly influence investigations and prosecutions,'' wrote Robert Bauer, general counsel for the Democratic presidential nominee. He made the statement in a letter to Mukasey and special prosecutor Nora Dannehy, who is looking into the nine U.S. attorney firings in 2006.
Great, investigate those who are trying to stop voter fraud....Socialist bastages! Expect more of this if Obama becomes the POTUS!
Looks like there may be some coverup of the news
Bloomberg Walk-Back? Or Cover-Up? The Bloomberg story that JWF and I quote did contain that quote.
It no longer does. Claire writes:
I checked the Bloomberg article that JammieWearinFool cited -- it's different than you and he quoted.
Now it's all about the news leaks.
Googlenews still has the "Mukasey to add a probe into allegedly false Republican claims of voter fraud" word string in it. Just not the article it points to....
The wind is chillier than I thought.
Now, Bloomberg's quote was, indeed, a quote. They quoted specific language from a letter.
Did they really err in reporting this? Or did Obama simply demand they retract
This I see in google search:
Obama Lawyer Asks Mukasey to Probe Republican Party's Voter-Fraud Claims Barack ... Attorney General Michael Mukasey to add a probe into allegedly false ...
Obama Lawyer Asks for Probe of Republican Voter-Fraud Claims ...
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Barack Obama's campaign attorney today asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey to add a probe into allegedly false Republican claims ...
news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20081017/pl_bloomberg/aayoysax8sqs_1 - 2 hours ago -
Obama Lawyer Asks for Probe Into Vote-Fraud Claims (Update1 ...
Barack Obama's campaign attorney today asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey to add a probe into allegedly false Republican claims of voter fraud to the ...
beltwayblips.com/story/obama_lawyer_asks_for_probe_into_vote_fraud_claims/ - 3 minutes ago
WTF is going on?
McCain Statement on this allegation:
ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, McCain-Palin 2008 Spokesman Ben Porritt issued the following statement in response to the Obama campaign's letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey:
"After a week of shifting stories and clumsy corrections regarding Barack Obama's connections to ACORN, the Obama campaign resorted to their now-customary heavy handed tactic of attempting to criminalize political discourse. Today's outrageous letter to Attorney General Mukasey and Special Prosecutor Dannehy at the Justice Department asking for a special prosecutor to investigate Senator McCain and Governor Palin's public statements about ACORN's record of fraudulent voter registrations (including in this week's Presidential debate) is absurd. It is a typical time-worn Washington attempt to criminalize political differences. For someone who promises 'change,' it is certainly only more of the same.
"The letter's request that the Department of Justice investigate 'recent partisan Republican activities throughout the country' is almost a parody of the Obama campaign's attempt to intimidate their political opponents. In case Sen. Obama's lawyer did not notice, we are in the midst of a political campaign, not a coronation, and the alleged criminal activity he calls 'recent partisan Republican activities' are what the rest of us call campaign speeches and debates. All of this is unfortunately reminiscent of the Obama campaign's recent creation of a 'truth squad' of Missouri prosecutors and sheriffs to 'target' people who criticize Sen. Obama. Rest assured that, despite these threats, the McCain-Palin campaign will continue to address the serious issue of voter registration fraud by ACORN and other partisan groups, and compliance by states with the Help America Vote Act's requirement of matching new voter registrations with state data bases to prevent voter fraud."