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At debate Elizabeth Warren needs to disclose if she made false federal filings

At debate Elizabeth Warren needs to disclose if she made false federal filings

“Native American” is a legal definition and Professor Warren should be held to the standards she holds Wall Street

The first debate in the Massachusetts Senate race is this Thursday, September 20, hosted by the local CBS affiliate.

The issue of Elizabeth Warren’s false claim to be Native American likely will come up. But I doubt the moderators will get to the crux of the matter, and likely they will ask puff questions allowing Warren to pontificate about her supposed family lore, and to portray questions as an attack on her family.

But the issue of Warren’s ethnic fraud, unintentionally proven by The Boston Globe this weekend, is very serious and more than just about “fairness” or “rigging the system.”

There is a standard and long-standing definition of Native American for employment reporting.  That definition, as currently used by Harvard and presumably used by Harvard during all or most of Warren’s employment, requires a representation of actual Native American ancestry and cultural identificaion either through tribal affiliation or community recognition.

This is the same definition used by the EEOC.

Warren never has had any proof to demonstrate actual origins in the original peoples of North America.  It is an objective test.  Family lore is not proof of actual origin.

But equally or even more important, Warren never even pretended to meet the second and necessary part of the test, identification through affiliation with a tribe or community recognition.

Warren does not claim and never has claimed tribal membership, or involvment with any Native American community. Warren never sought tribal membership, never participated in Native American groups on or off campus. Warren never even participated in Native American Bar Associations or legal issues.

We do not know what the Harvard and federal forms filled out by Warren said at the time she signed them, because neither Warren nor Harvard will release the records  of what Warren signed and what Harvard filed with the federal government based on Warren’s representations.

(I have filed FOIA requests for documents regardings Harvard’s filings, but have received objections from DOL and EEOC which likely will take months to fight and will not be resolved prior to the election.)

But we have every reason to believe that the definition now on Harvard’s forms was on the forms when Warren signed them, and if that is the case, then Warren misrpresented herself to Harvard and participated in having Harvard make false federal filings.

This is no joking matter.

As I posted back on May 31, if Elizabeth Warren represented herself to be Native American in or for the purpose of federal filings, Warren may have commited a crime, It’s Elizabeth Warren’s and Harvard’s federal filings, stupid:

Making a false federal filing potentially was a crime. 18 U.S. Code § 1001 as it existed prior to 1996 revisions provided:

“Whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States knowingly and willfully falsifies, conceals or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact, or makes any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”

The statute since 1996 has provided:

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully–

(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;

(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or

(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;

shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both. If the matter relates to an offense under chapter 109A, 109B, 110, or 117, or section 1591, then the term of imprisonment imposed under this section shall be not more than 8 years.

Analysis of the statute as it existed in 1994 is here.

I’m not prepared to say Warren or Harvard violated the law. Not enough is known. But the federal criminal statute points to the importance of accuracy in federal filings.

Elizabeth Warren needs to be asked, and made to answer, whether the current definition Harvard uses for self-reporting as Native American was on the forms she signed, and if so, how many times she signed such forms.

Warren also needs to be asked on stage to publicly authorize and direct Harvard to release all of the forms she signed regarding her Native American status.

The people of Massachusetts and the rest of the country need to know if the Democratic nominee for Senate in Massachusetts made, or assisted in the making of, false federal filings.

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Comments

Amazing.

Every record about a Republican is automatically fair game. Without delay, a judge instantly unseals Jack Ryan’s records, containing only personal information, because “the public has a right to know,” i.e, it gets a Democrat (Obama) elected to the Senate.

Real criminal/unethical behavior by a Democrat, however, is sacrosanct. All kinds of rules and laws. Must be VEEEEERY careful about those types of protections, ya know. (Like Obama spending $2M+ to keep all of his personal records under lock and key — unprecedented!)

If Romney doesn’t win or if he wins and doesn’t start reversing some of the rot, we’re in for some very ugly times. We already have 1 AM knocks at the door (so beloved by the KGB and Gestapo) because some guy made a movie a bunch of unwashed lunatic savages decided (without ever having seen it) they don’t like.

You are just mean.

An’…an’ RAAAAAACIST, Jacobson!!!

Funny how a decade of tax returns from Romney is a reasonable demand, but some trivial non-personal EEOC filings are now privileged information.

Do you think it is possible that Harvard knows darn well Elizabeth Warren is not Native American? Maybe Warren doubled down on the NA claim because of the consequences she and Harvard face if she admitted the truth?

You would think Harvard would have already announced their intention to reimburse American taxpayers – since it has been proven she is not NA.

And by the way, I think all colleges and universities who accept money from student loans should be made to co-sign for the loan right along with the Student and the American Taxpayer.

But, but, but… She’s a deomocrat and NOT subject to the rules of truth like the rest of us.

She’ll dance ‘n prance her way around the issue with the help of the MSM and come out smellin’ like a rose.

There’s no such thing as a fair fight in today’s world of make believe, affirmative action and outright forgery…

Professor, you are so kind to lay this all out in such a simple and logical manner. 🙂

Now if only the ‘right’ people would take the time to read and ponder what you’re saying! I think our Indian Princess may need to find a new occupation, eh?

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_MA_91612.pdf

PPP has the race at a dead heat.

But Lyin’ Lizzie has never had to stand on the same stage with Brown yet.

Professor, you are an Indispensable Man! Who else will (or can) hold Warren’s feet to the fire?

Can you tell us WHY the DOJ refused to release these forms under FOIA? Because we don’t want to – well, that doesn’t cut it.

Are all such forms [from all institutions] private in this same manner? Or are the Harvard and Warren forms sealed by court order?

One must remember that even the word of Sarah Palin’s gynecologist was insufficient to mute the liberal hellhounds that swarmed around her, claiming that Trig was somehow actually her grandson.

But to answer a quick question pertaining to her proclaimed heritage, Warren obfuscates.

Double Standard that even Orwell would find difficult to write.

Obama and Warren make claims about their past, but provide no proof. The media gives them quarter so there is no issue. Romney releases 2 years of 1040’s and not 10 years of returns as “demanded” by the Obama campaign and the media and this becomes an important issue. What have I missed?

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