Hat tips to JammieWearingFool, Ace of Spades, and e-Claire.
The article first appeared on Bloomberg Like this:
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.
After the crap hit the blogosphere fan, it was radically changed:
Obama’s campaign attorney said the investigation should look into a leak to the news media that the FBI is probing allegations of voter registration fraud by a grassroots organization called ACORN. The group’s activities were denounced by Republican nominee John McCain in the Oct. 15 presidential debate.
Robert Bauer, general counsel to the Obama campaign, wrote to Attorney General Michael Mukasey a day after the Associated Press, citing unidentified law enforcement officials, reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was investigating ACORN. The name is short for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
A special prosecutor appointed by Mukasey already is looking into whether improper political considerations influenced the firings of nine U.S. attorneys. At least one prosecutor was fired following Republican complaints that he didn’t aggressively pursue allegations of voter fraud against ACORN.
Bauer said the news leaks are part of a coordinated effort by McCain’s presidential campaign and Republicans. They are “fomenting specious vote-fraud allegations and there are disturbing indications of official involvement or collusion,’’ Bauer said.
“It is apparent,’’ he wrote, that law enforcement officials are serving “improper political objectives’’ that could inhibit voter participation in the Nov. 4 election. The aim is to “suppress the vote and to unduly influence investigations and prosecutions,’’ Bauer wrote.
Mukasey appointed special prosecutor Nora Dannehy to look into the U.S. attorney firings in 2006.
Don’t you dare complain about the felonious activities of ACORN or report the unlawful registration of ineligible and illegal voters. B.O. might have to send over some legal pit bulls (no lipstick)
to serve a subpoena.
Just think what will happen if Obama gets into office. There will be a ministry of propaganda set up to make sure everyone tows the party line. Of course, that won’t affect the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, MSNBC, or the rest of the MSM already in the tank for Obama.
Legitimate political discourse and opposition will be immediately squashed with threats of legal action and jail time.
You think I’m joking?
Hell, Obama’s campaign thugs have already made numerous threats and employed intimidation tactics against critics of “THE ONE”.
Somewhere Joseph Goebels is laughing his ass off.