At the Heritage Foundation today, former federal judge and Attorney General Michael Mukasey let loose on Barack Obama’s and Eric Holder’s persecution of CIA professionals who followed the Justice Department’s legal advice, and now are facing criminal prosecution:
[F]ormer Attorney General Michael Mukasey called Holder’s handling of matter “absolutely outrageous.” He said the cases involving CIA employees were settled by career prosecutors who determined the prosecutions should not go forward.
“The current attorney general, when he took office, without reading the memos, directed that those investigations be reopened,” Mukasey said. “I think that was an unconscionable thing to do — not only to the people involved, but also to the agency, which is demoralized by something like that. People were essentially told they can’t rely on opinions of the Justice Department.”
Mukasey added that Holder’s actions against the CIA operatives would stifle intelligence gathering by the United States.
Holder’s politically-motivated “investigation” has now been going on for over two years. The CIA employees who tried to defend their country, strictly following the advice they were given by Holder’s own Department of Justice, are left wondering whether they will face criminal prosecution. This is an absolute outrage, and it is Barack Obama’s fault. If he doesn’t think that federal employees should go to jail for defending this country to the best of their abilities, consistent with the legal advice they were given by the Department of Justice, he should get a new Attorney General. Since he hasn’t done so, we can only conclude that Obama is deliberately making war on America’s intelligence community.