RUSH: Megyn Kelly on Fox yesterday talked to this disgruntled Department of Justice lawyer who said he quit in frustration, he was handling the case against the New Black Panthers and voter intimidation in Philadelphia, he quit, accusing the DOJ of dropping charges against the New Black Panthers strictly for racial reasons. The guy is essentially a whistleblower, and the Department of Justice has — Glenn Reynolds sent me a note — Department of Justice has come out and said, ‘Ah, this guy is just disgruntled, he’s unhappy about what his position here was.’ He had just been promoted in April. Now, normally we love whistleblowers. The media loves ’em. Whistleblowers never lie; whistleblowers are constantly telling the truth; whistleblowers are blowing the whistle on the powerful and the rich.
Now we got a whistleblower blowing the whistle on Holder and the Justice Department, and guess who’s going to be destroyed? The whistleblower. We got sound bites from this guy who was on with Megyn Kelly yesterday, J. Christian Adams is his name. So that’s coming up. Your phone calls are coming up. Eric Holder is protecting civil rights deniers, the New Black Panthers. See, voting is a civil right. Voter intimidation infringes on civil rights. Eric Holder refused to bring charges against the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia who openly practiced voter intimidation. It’s on videotape. Everybody’s seen it. Now, I’m not a lawyer, my dad was a lawyer, but this sounds pretty serious to me. Now, I’m not talking about the charges against the New Black Panthers. I mean Eric Holder’s situation. Did Holder obstruct justice in a civil rights case? Did he go to the line attorneys and say, ‘Drop the charges, we’re not going to pursue these guys’? The answer is obvious, and it’s all on tape. Holder protected civil rights deniers, the New Black Panthers, and it is said that race is what motivated Holder. This is what J. Christian Adams, the DOJ line attorney is saying.
So we got racism in Obamaville.
RUSH: ‘A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama administration’s handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for racially motivated reasons.’ This is a whistleblower. The Former Justice Department attorney is J. Christian Adams. He’s now an attorney in Virginia. He’s ‘a conservative blogger.’ He says that he and the other Justice Department lawyers working on the case were ordered to dismiss it. There’s a two-part interview he granted exclusively to Megyn Kelly at the Fox News Channel. Part one aired yesterday. We have three sound bites. First question: ‘What happened at the Department of Justice to get you to the point where you literally snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in this case?’
ADAMS: We were ordered to dismiss the case. I mean, we were told, ‘Drop the charges against the New Black Panther Party.’ … [T]he Department has said that the facts and the law don’t support going forward on the case. Now, obviously that’s false. Anyone with eyes can see that the facts and the law would support this case. There’s video. Take for example Jerry Jackson; he’s the tall Black Panther. He’s also a Democratic elected official from the city of Philadelphia. … There is sworn testimony in front of the Civil Rights Commission that Jackson tried to stop people from going into the polls. Witnesses testified that he tried to block them from entering the polls, yet they dismissed the case against him.
RUSH: She said, ‘So, but what was the reason? That’s what I’m trying to get at. You, the trial attorneys, the career lawyers at DOJ said, ‘We have a victory. We think this case has merit,’ and you were told what?’
ADAMS: Dismiss the case. That the facts and the law don’t support this. I can’t explain it. [T]here is a pervasive hostility to bringing these sorts of civil rights cases. I’ve worked on other ones at the Justice Department. I’ve worked on cases in Mississippi. I’ve represented both black victims of racial discrimination and Hispanic victims and in this case a white victim of racial discrimination. There is a pervasive hostility within the civil rights division at the Justice Department toward these sorts of cases.
KELLY: Do you believe that the DOJ has a policy now of not pursuing cases if the defendant is black and the victim is white?
ADAM: Well, particularly in voting. In voting that will be the case over the next few years. There’s no doubt about it.
RUSH: Whoa. Now, this guy is from the Department of Justice…. I got a note from Glenn Reynolds today that the DOJ has responded to J. Christian Adams by saying that he is ‘disgruntled after being unhappy with his position.’ But J. Christian Adams… He doesn’t look disgruntled, by the way, when you look at him on television. He was given a promotion on April 28th. Maybe he was disgruntled that the promotion wasn’t high enough. Where’s the media on this? The media is not going to be anywhere because Megyn Kelly got the guy exclusively and they’re not going to want to amplify this, but anyway, here’s a whistleblower. ‘Oh, we love whistleblowers!’ Not when they blow the whistle on the regime. So, final question from the appearance yesterday. This is Megyn Kelly asking the question: ‘You have said that after the dismissal of the New Black Panther’s case that a mandate was issued that no more of these cases brought against black defendants would be brought. Is that the case?’
ADAMS: That’s what I just said. Look, this is an administration that campaigned on transparency. They campaigned on restoring integrity to the Justice Department and they also claim they’re going to be post-racial. On all three of those they flunked the test on the Black Panther dismissal. None of these things came true.
RUSH: Wow. Now, I’m sitting here. I saw this yesterday. I heard the sound bites yesterday, heard them again today, looked at the transcript today, and there’s so much of this kind of stuff going on. I’m literally asking myself, ‘Why does the nation not care?’ because we know that if this guy had quit the Bush Department of Justice because the attorney general there had said, ‘No, we’re not going to prosecute cases against white people accused of voter discrimination,’ you can well imagine we’d be hearing nothing about that. Whoever the attorney general was would be hounded and fired. The media person would be in line for a Pulitzer. The whistleblower would be all over television, would be an American hero.
RUSH: RUSH: J. Christian Adams, the whistleblower that appeared with Megyn Kelly at Fox News yesterday and today had an op-ed in the Washington Times last week, and here’s a little excerpt: ‘Some of my co-workers argued that the law should not be used against black wrongdoers because of the long history of slavery and segregation. Less charitable individuals called it ‘payback time.” So it’s O.J. Simpson all over again. It’s William Jefferson and his $90,000 in cash. I mean they eventually got him but, boy, I’ll tell you, there are a lot of people that didn’t want to get him. I remember reading stories, like, ‘The poor guy, Bill Jefferson, guy grew up in dirt, sharecropper’s son, I mean the guy never had a pair of shoes ’til he was ten years old. We gotta try to understand. He was black, he was oppressed, sharecropper, finally gets 90 grand, doesn’t want to let go of it, we gotta understand. He never had money his whole life.’
Now we got the New Black Panthers intimidating people in the voting places. Hey, let ’em get away with it. You know what? Look at the history of slavery and discrimination, segregation, give em’ a break. You gotta understand why they’re behaving this way, it’s payback time. In fact, we ought to get used to being treated like this for a lot of years to make up for what we did to them. That’s what J. Christian Adams is essentially alleging is going on in the Justice Department today. Well, Eric Holder did say that we’re cowards on race and we’re afraid to have a racial discussion. He’s right, in certain quarters there are people scared to death to bring it up. That’s why J. Christian Adams out there is — he-he-he — a pretty gutsy guy.
RUSH: This is Keith in north Texas. You’re up next on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Rush thanks for the opportunity.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: You know, of all the shenanigans that the liberals and progressives pull and force on us and assault us with —
CALLER: — I think the biggest threat is to our liberties and our freedoms and our way of life —
RUSH: The rule of law, via the rule of law. You’re exactly right.
CALLER: — it’s this jacking around with the polling places and the voting and what ACORN does and this Black Panther deal and all. And, you know, I’ve just about decided that conservatives are just too nice whenever they try to approach this, and I think they need to employ some of these same tactics —
CALLER: — that these guys use, and since the Department of Justice seems to have given the green light, I wonder what would happen if some of our local tea party patriots —
CALLER: — hung around some of these polling places just to offer assistance and give a little bit of support to the folks coming in to cast their votes. I wonder how long it would take (crosstalk) to show up.
RUSH: What you mean, don’t you, is that if tea party patriots showed up and sort of strong-armed Democrats and not let them in to vote? Is that really what you mean? The guys are —
CALLER: Oh, no!
RUSH: No, no!
CALLER: Not at all, I would think that if we were there to assist ’em, maybe like I feel like there’s probably some union members that probably would do the same thing, is to assist —
CALLER: — the poor, uninformed voter before he went in to cast his ballot for their candidate.
RUSH: Yeah, right. You just you think the DOJ would move in on the tea party people?
CALLER: Well, no. They’ve given to the green light to this, why would they move in on the tea parties?
RUSH: Because the tea party people have not been enslaved in the past, and they’ve not been segregated or discriminated against.
CALLER: It sure seems like that is fixing to change, doesn’t it?
RUSH: Yeah, but that’s because it’s payback time. That’s what J. Christian Adams said that somebody in the Justice Department told him. It’s payback time. That’s exactly right. So if the tea party patriots show up to offer (ahem) ‘assistance,’ and somebody has videotape of it just like we’ve got with the Black Panthers — I mean, there’s videotape of this. It’s been all over TV. The evidence is irrefutable — ir-refutable for those of you in Rio Linda. Well, they don’t even know that. You can’t argue with it, if you live in Rio Linda.
RUSH: Yet they threw the case out.
RUSH: Well, Keith, I’m glad you called. Where in north Texas, actually, are you?
CALLER: Do you really want to know? The 13th congressional district of north Texas.
RUSH: Yeah, but… Okay, well, what town?
CALLER: A lot of it. That is 42 counties and 103 communities in north Texas.
RUSH: Yeah, but which one are you in?
CALLER: Wichita County.
RUSH: Okay, what city?
CALLER: Wichita Falls.
RUSH: Wichita Falls. (sigh) Okay. It was like… Never mind. It’s like asking a woman. It takes four times, but you eventually get the answer.