Case involved polling place in Philadelphia
By Jerry Seper (Contact) | Thursday, July 30, 2009
Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli, the No. 3 official in the Obama Justice Department, was consulted and ultimately approved a decision in May to reverse course and drop a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party of intimidating voters in Philadelphia during November's election, according to interviews.This all stinks to high heaven. If this were a Bush or Palin administration and the Justice Department had dismissed charges against a group that intimidated people at the polls, the state-run MSM would be calling for impeachment!
Questions about how high inside the department the decision to drop the case went have persisted in Congress and in the media for weeks.[Really? Then where has the coverage in the MSM?]
While the Obama administration has vowed a new era of openness, department officials have refused to answer questions from Republican members of Congress on why the case was dismissed, claiming the information was "privileged, according to congressional correspondence with the department.
Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican and a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee who has raised questions about the case, said he also was prevented from interviewing the front-line lawyers who brought the charges. [So much for "transparency".]