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• The Bush Admin’s Justice Department Are Nazis!

This is the common go-to argument for those on the left who are being pursued by the justice department. Especially those like Geoffrey Fieger who has been arraigned today on campaign finance and obstruction of justice charges in federal court in Detroit. Fieger, 56, of Bloomfield Hills, and his partner Ven Johnson, 45, of Birmingham, are charged with conspiracy, making illegal campaign donations, and causing false statements in a federal grand jury indictment unsealed Friday. Fieger is also charged with obstruction of justice, a 10-year felony. Fieger and Johnson are alleged to have used employees, employee family members, and vendors as “straw donors” to circumvent limits on individual campaign donations and illegally give about $127,000 to the 2004 presidential campaign of Democrat John “My Little Pony” Edwards.

Among those who spoke on Fieger’s behalf was former assistant U.S. attorney in Delaware Jack Beam, who said he was a Republican appointee of former President Gerald Ford.

“This kind of politicization that we see here is a shame,” Beam said. “I’m embarrassed that this is my old Justice Department.

“It is reminiscent, and I don’t think I exaggerate, of Nazi Germany.”

From DetNews.com

Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger was flanked by five attorneys, including nationally known criminal defense lawyer Gerry Spence, as he was arraigned today on campaign finance and obstruction of justice charges in federal court in Detroit.

“If you weren’t able to afford counsel I would appoint one for you,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Whalen told the millionaire attorney, who did not speak or crack a smile.

Fieger, 56, of Bloomfield Hills, and his partner Ven Johnson, 45, of Birmingham, are charged with conspiracy, making illegal campaign donations, and causing false statements in a federal grand jury indictment unsealed Friday. Fieger is also charged with obstruction of justice, a 10-year felony.

Johnson has not yet been arraigned. His lawyer, Steve Fishman of Detroit, says Johnson has done nothing wrong.

Fieger and Johnson are alleged to have used employees, employee family members, and vendors as “straw donors” to circumvent limits on individual campaign donations and illegally give about $127,000 to the 2004 presidential campaign of Democrat John Edwards.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Helland asked that Fieger be required to surrender his passport, but Whalen refused to make the order after Fieger attorney Thomas Cranmer said Fieger needed his passport for business and personal travel inside and outside the United States.

“I see nothing in the case that Mr. Fieger is going to flee, or that he would pose a danger to the community,” Whalen said.

Spence and other members of Fieger’s defense team attacked the indictment as a political prosecution at a news conference held at Fieger’s law offices this morning.

Among those who spoke on Fieger’s behalf was former assistant U.S. attorney in Delaware Jack Beam, who said he was a Republican appointee of former President Gerald Ford.

“This kind of politicization that we see here is a shame,” Beam said. “I’m embarrassed that this is my old Justice Department.

“It is reminiscent, and I don’t think I exaggerate, of Nazi Germany.”

Justice Department officials have denied politics are a factor in Fieger’s prosecution.

Though Spence said similar charges would not be brought against a Republican, he declined to comment when asked about the case of Tom Noe, a Republican fundraiser convicted on similar federal charges in Ohio last year.

“Let’s not talk about the Noe case,” Spence said, adding that Noe had been convicted of other charges as well.

Fieger’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the indictment in U.S. District Court in Detroit today.

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    You’re a dick.

  2. Ed says:

    Yep. You nailed it.

  3. hIROO says:

    I agree they might be people close to president BUSH and CIA might have ties to the NAZIS and the 4th reich!You know the professor lied before congress that he wasn’t a nazi when he was.Dane KUTA did the same,I say he lied to get the NAZI Charges dismissed.My sister Tomoko Became us.citzen in 2005,was this legal?Lying to become a us.citzen,is a serious fedreal offense.She also burned my ear with hot sppon heated on a toaster,when I was little boy in JAPAn.But the Germans said i was terrible when little and TOMOKO very good.That’s blackmail bullshit.I also didn’t not cause the collpase of the world trade center,it was the jet fuel that was bburning hot,that weakened the steel beams.Is there Nazis in the Soka GAKKAI?

  4. Ed says:

    What the hell are you talking about?

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