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Worse than Holder?

Worse than Holder?

AG Lynch to edit out pledge of allegiance to ISIS from Orlando shooter’s audio transcript (Update – reverses decision after outcry)

I opposed the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General because her confirmation hearing testimony led me to believe that she would be too political in her handling of the job, just as Eric Holder had been.

On the Sunday morning shows today Lynch demonstrated, once again, a troubling politicization of the function of the Department of Justice.

Lynch announced that the audio of the 911 calls from Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen will not be released, and the transcripts will remove the portion where he pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Real Clear Politics reports, Lynch: “Partial Transcript” Of Orlando 911 Calls Will Have References To Islamic Terrorism RemovedShare Video:

In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage.

“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”…

Loretta Lynch says the FBI will release: “A printed transcript [that] will begin to capture the back and forth between him and the negotiators.”

“We’re trying to get as much information about this investigation out as possible,” she said.


LORETTA LYNCH: What we’re announcing tomorrow is that the FBI is releasing a partial transcript of the killer’s calls with law enforcement, from inside the club. These are the calls with the Orlando PD negotiating team, who he was, where he was… that will be coming out tomorrow and I’ll be headed to Orlando on Tuesday.

CHUCK TODD: Including the hostage negotiation part of this?

LYNCH: Yes, it will be primarily a partial transcript of his calls with the hostage negotiators.

CHUCK TODD: You say partial, what’s being left out?

LYNCH: What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda.

CHUCK TODD: We’re not going to hear him talk about those things?

LYNCH: We will hear him talk about some of those things, but we are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance and that. It will not be audio, it will be a printed transcript. But it will begin to capture the back and forth between him and the negotiators, we’re trying to get as much information about this investigation out as possible. As you know, because the killer is dead, we have a bit more leeway there and we will be producing that information tomorrow.

Lynch repeated the intended censorship on ABC News:

“We’ll be releasing a partial transcript of the calls between the killer and the hostage negotiators so people can, in fact, see the type of interaction that was had there,” Lynch told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl on “This Week” Sunday….

The Attorney General says she’ll travel to Orlando on Tuesday to get an on-the-ground perspective on the investigation.

“I say partial because we’re not going to be, for example, broadcasting his pledges of allegiance. We are trying not to re-victimize those who went through that horror,” she added. “We’re trying to get as much information about this investigation out as possible, and we want people to provide information that they have to us.”

She doesn’t want to re-victimize the people who were harmed? By revealing the portion of the transcript which reveals the shooter’s motive?

Calling BS on that. This is all about Obama’s attempt to extricate the reality of Mateen’s Islamic terror motivations from the public discourse.

A Legal Insurrection commenter makes another good point — how does DOJ override state Freedom of Information laws?

By what authority does Lynch usurp Florida law. Were the 911 tapes seized by the FBI? Were the police department 911 computers wiped clean? What country are we living in?

911 tapes are covered by Florida open records law:
“119.07 Inspection and copying of records; photographing public records; fees; exemptions.—
(1)(a) Every person who has custody of a public record shall permit the record to be inspected and copied by any person desiring to do so, at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions, and under supervision by the custodian of the public records.”

“Where a public record contains some information which is exempt from disclosure, s. 119.07(2)(a), F.S., requires the custodian of the document to delete or excise that portion or portions of the record for which the exemption is asserted and to provide the remainder of the record for inspection.”

Section 365.171(15), F.S., exempts from disclosure those records or information which reveals the name, address, or telephone number of a person requesting or reporting an emergency through the “911” system. The exemption, however, is limited to the name, address, and telephone number when in the custody of the agency receiving the initial “911” telephone call.

The police department is under a duty pursuant to s. 119.07(2)(a), F.S., to delete the exempt material and to release the rest of the record for inspection and copying

Lynch is making it far worse by hiding what is in the tapes.

Let’s pray that some news organization or Judicial Watch files an immediate lawsuit.

My concerns about Lynch that led me to oppose her confirmation have been realized.

She gave a political stump speech in reaction to the North Carolina bathroom law, and now she’s depriving the public of its right to know what this killer said in order to shape the political landscape to the administration’s liking.

Eric Holder was in office far longer, and certainly did a lot of damage. But Lynch is moving quickly to catch up.

UPDATED: FBI Omitted ISIS From Orlando 911 Transcript, Caves, Releases Unredacted Version


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Worse? Far worse. She’s Holder with a vagina. And a vagina is not a value-added feature. Doubt it? I give you Lynch.

    JimMtnViewCaUSA in reply to valegorge. | June 19, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Headline at Instapundit.

    THE REST OF AMERICA? YOU ARE SOOOO SCREWED: AG Lynch to Muslim community: You ‘are under our protection.‘

It’ll be up to the right to get the story out, keep the story out, and tar this administration with this Orwellian effort at GoodSpeak.

    This really is a Ministry of Truth.

    Solomon in reply to Ragspierre. | June 20, 2016 at 1:00 am

    More than happy to provide the feathers once the tarring passes inspection.

    I’m not gettign the outrage here. The way they left it sounds like thay wrote “Muslim” in huge letters and surrounded it with flashing lights. If anything, the redaction just makes the lights brighter. It makes sense not to give Dayesh/ISIS the quote. Unless they didn’t want to let it state outright that the JV team won?

“We will hear him talk about some of those things, but we are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance and that.”

“And we have a secret satellite that will beam down secret energy rays that will erase everyone’s memory of me just now telling you that he pledged his allegiance to ISIS on the 911 call.”

They’re all batsh!t crazy!

Streisand effect. Attempting to hide something will just arouse more interest.

“We are trying not to re-victimize those who went through that horror,” she added.

The victims already heard the shooter screaming “allahu ackbar,” Loretta. They know he did it for Islam. So you’re obviously not protecting the victims.

Gee, I wonder who it could be you’re really trying to protect here? Such a mystery . . . .

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to Observer. | June 20, 2016 at 5:35 am

    In this country, from North to South to East and West, that cry has been uttered while committing terrorist deeds. I do wonder how long they think they can continue to massage the narrative before it is plain to see the enemies of America they are.

    MattMusson in reply to Observer. | June 20, 2016 at 8:42 am

    We must protect people from the truth.

I will certainly support Judicial Watch in any suit against the O administration, especially over a matter such as this one.

But doing that somehow doesn’t strike me as enough. Whatever the founding fathers would do to fight the forces behind this reprehensible act by Lynch is what we need to do now.

I just don’t know what exactly that would be.

If it doesn’t fit Chairman O’s narrative, it will be edited and/or rewritten to fit. The dinosaur media will carry the water. Next question…

The objective here falls firmly within the administration’s policy of “Lie to millions, apologize to dozens.”

The (edited) transcript will be released to a large audience, while the correct transcript will only be seen by people who aren’t going to vote Democratic anyway.

Isn’t this tampering with potential evidence? How does the DOJ (!) get away with that?

This sort of thing is to be expected when you have a Federal government that is openly siding with the enemy.


Let her release whatever portion of the tapes she thinks is appropriate. She’s admitting up front that it will be censored. I don’t have a problem with that, since the recordings are not Federal, they are State.

Now, if the Federal Government blocks the State of Florida from releasing those tapes… THEN we have illegal censorship. Right now, it’s just editing. And an ADMISSION of editing. It’s not good, but it is an honest edit. I didn’t expect that much from her, actually.

    randian in reply to MrMichael. | June 20, 2016 at 2:14 am

    She covers herself by saying it’s edited, but the mainstream media will aid this propaganda campaign and say nothing about these edits when they cover the transcript on the news this week. They will push the Official Narrative.

      amwick in reply to randian. | June 20, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Fox and Friends led with this story. Then they repeated it. Then they had a lengthy discussion with Richard Grenell. He came right out and said the whole thing was a PR move. He said that you should only redact something that reveals sources and methods. So, Fox covered it big time. I don’t understand is how the DOJ can get away with this.

Lynch said, “What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”

Lynch went on to say, “This was a simple case of workplace violence directly caused by a youtube video, and the shooter was simply lying about his own motivations, thus it is necessary to censor certain parts of the shooter’s delusional 911 calls to spare the American people the difficulty in hearing false information that runs counter to our official narrative that there’s no such thing as so-called terrorism from certain lone-wolf individuals. More importantly though, Hillary Clinton’s campaign would be adversely affected if unvarnished audio tape of the shooter’s lies should fall into the hands of her political opposition, who would no doubt use the shooter’s own misleading words to further his own lies.”

Lynch added, “We’re just trying to protect the American people.”

She’s disgusting. More disgusting, is Obama.

But most disgusting of all, is the GOPe – in the form of Squeaker Ryan and scumbag McConnell – which is aiding and abetting these traitorous bastards.

Gee ; if only we had a system of government consisting of 3 co-equal branches ; in which each branch, zealous in guarding its prerogatives from overreach by the other branches would use those granted prerogatives to check & balance the other offending branches overreach. The theory being that especially if one of the branches were held by a party in opposition it would surely act to balance & in part cancel out the offending overreach.
There are tale’s uttered by some of the elders that such a place once existed. Though the common majority po-Po’s such tales as the random muttering of old people not quite right in the head.

I pledge allegiance to Workplace Violence.

Could the Florida governor hold a press conference and announce the state is releasing the the recordings that the murderer made in the state under the public records law, on his government website, and here are copies of the recordings on disc for anyone who wants one.Let the public hear his voice, his vile words, and his personality that the Obama administration and DOJ are protecting. He is dead and has no “privacy”. Why with the transcript? My bet is he sounds like an moronic loon on top of being a murderous one.

    snopercod in reply to Elliott. | June 20, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Yes. What authority does the DoJ have over Orange County, the owner of the tapes? The County Sheriff could release them.

      Same “authority” the FedGov used to force states to adopt the 55MPH highway speed limit many years ago: “Do what we want or we’ll take away the money.”

      Common Sense in reply to snopercod. | June 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Aren’t 911 tapes a public record. Can’t a news organization sue to have the complete tape released?

AG Lynch will travel to Orlando to reinforce the Ruling Class narrative, to ensure that information is filtered properly. The public is not to be given the truth. That is for the Master’s table alone.

Master Lynch, in Orlando and surrounded by adoring “yes” men, will gather to herself all the pertinent information so she can sequester it in the DOJ trashcan. Yes, the public will be given its measured portion, the crumbs, soon enough. You should be thankful, you scum!

Remember now, climate change is the nation’s deadliest threat and not Islamic terrorists who actually kill people. And there is no such thing as a Muslim hate crime or a gay on gay crime in Lynch’s America.

Progress is to be measured by how many lies and half-truths the Ruling Class can get away with.

And this administration goes full-on Goebbels.

I don’t know what you simple peons are so upset about. Don’t you know that YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH. Surely you trust our government officials to provide us with whatever information they think we need to to know. Now get back to your pens, sheeple.

If Loretta Lynch had been AG on 12/8/1941: “Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of (redacted).”

Common Sense | June 20, 2016 at 10:02 am

All last week all we heard was we are not sure why the shooter did what he did. We just don’t know. They said it was a hate crime, it was against gays, maybe against Latino people. They pulled out some school report from the third grade that said he was aggressive then. Doing back flips to give any reason other than what the shooter said time after time!


He pledged allegiance to ISIS!

Here are a few Facebook post from the shooter:
As reported by Senator Ron Johnson

“America and Russia stop bombing the Islamic state..I pledge my allegiance to abu bakr al Baghdadi..may Allah accept me.” (Baghdadi is the leader of ISIS).

“The real muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west.”

“You kill innocent women and children by doing us taste the Islamic state vengeance.”

And finally: “In the next few days you will see attacks from the Islamic state in the usa.”


Who did the editing, Winston Smith?

    TX-rifraph in reply to Ichneumon. | June 20, 2016 at 11:16 am

    As an employee in the Ministry of Truth, he would know what BB wanted done.

    “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.”

I’ll bet $5 that the redaction wasn’t done just to take out the jihadist stuff. That cat is already out of the bag.

I have to wonder if the killer said things that would be politically embarrassing to Democrats in an election year, such as directly blaming Obama/Hillary for things (there are already reports that he claimed he did it in response to drone strikes and such), or even praising them (he was a registered Democrat after all), which might be even worse.

If so the “we edited out the jihadi stuff” is just the smokescreen.

If so the

[“By what authority does Lynch usurp Florida law. Were the 911 tapes seized by the FBI?”]

Contrary to the poor way some of the articles are written, this is not just the “911” calls, it’s also (perhaps primarily) the calls between the killer and the FBI negotiators, which most likely weren’t connected through Florida’s 911 system.

Only the FBI would have tapes of those calls if dialed directly, and they wouldn’t be subject to Florida’s public records law.

Why is the federal government in charge of deciding what is or is not released by the city of Orlando? It’s Orlando’s 911 system. There is no federal prosecution to take over the case from the local PD. Maybe we need to pressure the latter to come clean?

So previously, the White House edited out parts of the exchange between Victoria Nuland and Fox News James Rosen concerning secret agreements with Iran.

The White House apologized for this, added the missing “Rose Mary Woods” section, and promised it wouldn’t happen again.

This time, they just stated up front that they are deleting sections from the 911 transcripts.
So they are adapting. And justifying.

Looks like somebody let the catssssss out of the bag…!!!

Eric Holder, Is still calling the shots there. You just don’t see him on TV. Everyone with a Gov. Job, ( Federal or State ) is being controlled by Oblamo, whether they want it or not. Obama, took away ” States Rights.” He has been operating as a “DICTATO R ). We all know this !

But they left in Allahu Akbar.

Not that it really makes a difference (it shouldn’t be censored at all), but do we know for sure he is pledging to ISIS and not a leader of ISIS, like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

Apparently the administration has been shamed into releasing the full record.

Now the enterprising media should show the key words left out and make the key point explicit.

She also said it was terrorism and a hate crime.

Um…seems to me that terrorism is a “hate crime” by definition.