Thug Life: Obama Justice Department Going After Climategate Whistleblowers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 at 12:37 pm
Barack Obama

Remember when whistleblowers were popular among the media and the left? Yeah, good times.

I have seen apparent proof that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, is working with United Kingdom police to pursue the leaker of the 2009 and 2011 “Climategate” emails.

I have learned that last week DOJ sent a search-and-seizure letter to the host of three climate-change “skeptic” blogs. Last night, UK police raided a blogger’s home and removed computers and equipment.

The leaked records derailed “cap-and-trade” legislation in the U.S. and, internationally, as well as talks for a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. The emails and computer code were produced with taxpayer funds and held on taxpayer-owned computers both in the US and the UK, and all were subject to the UK Freedom of Information Act, the U.S. Freedom of Information Act and state FOIA laws.

They also were being unlawfully withheld in both the UK (by the University of East Anglia) and the U.S. (Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), including stonewalling me for two years, and three other requesters for longer).

The hunt involving U.S. and UK law enforcement agencies is now escalating. On Wednesday night UK time, six detectives with the UK police (Norfolk Police Department) raided the home of at least one blogger, removing his equipment to look for clues to the identity of leaker “FOIA 2011.”

On December 9, DOJ sent a preservation letter under 18 U.S.C 2703(f) to the publication platform (website host) WordPress. This authority authorizes the government to request an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to preserve all records of a specific account for 90 days while the feds work on a warrant.

Norfolk PD affirmed to the subject of at least one of their raids that this international law enforcement hunt is for the leaker, meaning not for those whose acts the leaker exposed by making public emails containing admissions in their own words.

In the U.S., the academic and political Left have had fits about Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli exercising even more specific, anti-fraud authority to seek further records from University of Virginia in following up on indications from the first Climategate release of possible fraud against the taxpayer.

 Update: A brilliant reminder how popular whistleblowers were back during the early days of the last administration.



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15 Responses to “Thug Life: Obama Justice Department Going After Climategate Whistleblowers”

  1. Dustin on 15/15/11 at 4:50 pm

    What country am I living in?

    All the things I love about this place seem to be under constant assault.

    If some government backed bastard refuses to share raw data and his conspiracy to lie is exposed, the DOJ goes after the do-gooder?

    But they don’t have the time to go after someone who commits voter intimidation. They don’t have the time to give accurate answers when asked about a gun smuggling operation that killed 300 people.

    Well, that just sucks.

  2. Jonathan on 15/15/11 at 4:54 pm

    The climate alarmism industry is one big, long gravy train and the ClimateGate leaker slowed it down considerably. The people who live on the public teat can’t tolerate that.

  3. rplat on 15/15/11 at 4:55 pm

    This government has become frightening and is beginning to resemble the regimes of those this country has previously deposed.

  4. Dustin on 15/15/11 at 5:00 pm

    Jonathan’s right. A lot of people wanted that Cap and Tax. Hell, a lot of Republicans (Establishment types) really wanted it.

    It was going to be yet another transfer of wealth, and provide more power for both parties over our lives.

    Whoever exposed the truth showed the people what they paid for. The DOJ is acting like this information wasn’t already public property, but it was. It was being hidden from us so we would go along with a massively expensive boondoogle.

    How come Michael Mann gets to conspire to hide the decline, and the government acts like that’s OK? Why isn’t the DOJ interested in that? That’s a stupid question. They are interested in that… but they actually want to help.

  5. Howard T. Lewis III on 15/15/11 at 9:14 pm

    Lobotomy, Connecticut, 1979. His handlers are the villains.
    Obama does not possess the ability to judge his actions as he is assigned them, nor does he see any reason to. His wife flashed the Aleister Crowley-Anton LeVey satanic victory handsign on at least two national magazine covers just after the 2008 election. Nothing else explains Obama’s totally emotionless speeches and attitude. Project Monarch with congressional freemasonic backup. All for Britannia. Do your homework or lose your country to the pigs.

    The above commenters are doing pretty well.

  6. Dustin on 15/15/11 at 10:41 pm

    That didn’t work at all. It was Jenna Bush giving the Longhorn ‘Hook ’em’ sign.

  7. FrancisChalk on 16/16/11 at 9:14 am

    For those who claim comparing Obama to Stalin is over the top, I say, really?

  8. Mihail on 16/16/11 at 11:28 am

    We have exterminated the property owners in Russia. We are going to do the same thing in Europe and America.”
    (The Jew, December 1925, Zinobit)

    The world revolution which we will experience will be exclusively our affair and will rest in our hands. This revolution will tighten the Jewish domination over all other people.”
    – Le Peuple Juif, February 8, 1919.

    The Communist soul is the soul of Judaism. Hence it follows that, just as in the Russian revolution the triumph of Communism was the triumph of Judaism, so also in the triumph of fascism will triumph Judaism.”
    (A Program for the Jews and Humanity, Rabbi Harry Waton, p. 143-144).

  9. DANEgerus on 16/16/11 at 11:34 am

    Remember the Pentagon Papers? The Media blamed Nixon for attempting to prevent their publication and obscured the fact that the Pentagon papers implicated LBJ(D).

    Those whistleblowers pictured implicated Clinton’s administration yet somehow the Media blamed Bush for Enron, who his administration prosecuted, WorldCom, who his administration prosecuted, and the FBI for excess under Bill. But as a future Democrat candidate Rowley did advance the narrative that 8 years of Clinton neglect was Bush’s fault.

    The Media just hasn’t determined how to spin Climategate to be the Republicans’ fault.

  10. A_Nonny_Mouse on 16/16/11 at 4:18 pm

    [OT- Wow, the dates showing up on the comments are REALLY strange: what day of the week does “16/16/11” fall on???]

    Remember when Atty-General Eric Holder referred to “my people”? At the time, some thought he meant Americans who are “melanin-enhanced”.

    Currently, it seems more likely that he was referring to anyone, anywhere who might be considered “ethically-deficient” or “morally-underendowed”. (More bluntly, “Chicago-Way” hoods, thugs, bullies, and enforcers). (Or if you tend toward the Orwellian, “imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”)