Anti-Arpaio choice emboldens left
WND reports that Republican Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain have jointly approved the Obama administration’s nomination of John Leonardo for U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, calling it “welcome news.”
Leonardo is a recently retired Pima County Superior Court judge with a history of rulings unfavorable to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Since the sheriff’s Cold Case investigative team probing Barack Obama’s eligibility has found probable cause that Obama presented a fraudulent birth certificate and Selective Service registration, the warm welcome of the Obama nominee is especially troubling.
Had either Kyl or McCain objected to Leonardo’s nomination, they could have refused to “blue card” him with the Judiciary Committee, a procedure exercised as senatorial privilege to either approve or block a federal judicial appointment in their state.
Arizona’s U.S. attorney position became vacant when Dennis Burke, a longtime Democrat Party operative and Janet Napolitano protégé abruptly resigned last July, just as the House Oversight Committee and an internal Justice Department investigation began focusing on the role his office played in the botched gun-tracking operation known as “Fast and Furious.” In January of this year, Patrick Cunningham, the chief of the Criminal Division of the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office, invoked Fifth Amendment protections against self incrimination when called to testify before Congress.
The efforts to discredit Sheriff Joe Arpaio have deep roots within the Obama administration, especially as Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse has embarrassed Barack Obama with its findings as he heads into his reelection campaign.
This article by Jerome Corsi provides in-depth coverage.