The FBI works for, and falls under the authority of, the Federal Department of Justice, Eric Holder. Which brings in a strange series of questions regarding the stoppage of questioning by the FBI of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Megyn Kelly outlines the initial issue:
Initially the feds proclaimed Tsarnaev would fall under the “public safety exception to miranda” which would have given them 48 hours to question him prior to the delivery of Miranda protection. The feds didn’t even need to charge him with anything right away – but they did. In addition, something, obviously unexpected by the FBI interrogators, was changed. Who changed it? Why? and why was the FBI not notified of the intent to change direction?
Boston AP [excerpt] … Once Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was read his rights on Monday, he immediately stopped talking, according to four officials of both political parties who were briefed on the interrogation but insisted on anonymity because the briefing was private.
After roughly 16 hours of questioning, investigators were surprised when a magistrate judge and a representative from the U.S. Attorney’s office entered the hospital room and read Tsarnaev his rights, the four officials and one law enforcement official said. Investigators had planned to keep questioning him.
[...] District Court Judge Marianne Bowler arrived at the hospital where he is being treated to preside over his initial hearing Monday, when she read him his Miranda rights.
But Fox News’ sources say there was confusion about Bowler’s timing, with some voicing concerns that investigators were not given enough time to question Dzhokhar under the “public safety exception” invoked by the Justice Department.
Obviously if Judge Bowler walked into the questioning, unexpectedly, then you can infer the DOJ and the FBI were not sympatico on the Tsarnaev process. Why? What gives?
Perhaps a review of who Eric Holder sent to the hospital, Judge Marianne Bowler, will help us better understand what’s at play here; AND make no mistake about it – it was Eric Holder who sent her in to that hospital, no DOJ underling would make such a high-profile decision on their own. This was 100% an Eric Holder decision.
Back to Bowler - Judge Bowler was a Clinton appointee, and it will probably not surprise readers that she is exceptionally versed in Muslim sensibilities. So much so that she is the first female judge to have spoken in Kuwait (1997). [See page 5 of her embedded resume' below]
(HatTip Front Page Mag) Apparently in that capacity, she visited and spoke on legal issues at a number of Muslim countries, becoming the first female judge to speak in Kuwait, appearing also in Egypt and in the United Arab Emirates.
But look at 2012. Speaking/Lecturing in Egypt, Cairo University.
If there’s one specific ME aspect we are familiar with, it’s Egypt and Libya 2011, 2012 and 2013.
That 2012 trip is “Post Morsi” – Meaning she was delivering her speech at Cairo University after the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the release from jail of Ayman al-Zawahiri. Meaning…. she had to have the approval of The Muslim Brotherhood to be an American Judge in Egypt – delivering a lecture, at Cairo University in 2012.
Is it a coincidence that a well versed, perhaps one of the best Muslim versed, judges on the East Coast – stemming from an area steeped in liberalism, and having attended the fully vested progressive indoctrination education and legal career, was selected to walk unexpectedly in to a questioning session of an admitted Islamist Jihadist - and stop the interrogation in its tracks?
For me personally, against the backdrop of fully advanced Political Correctness, intentionally designed by the current administration to deconstruct the Homeland Security safeguards surrounding terror profiling of Muslims, I now put Tsarnaev’s success on the same white-board as Fort Hood shooter, Major Nidal Hassan.
That’s what Eric Holder is sweeping away…. Period.
*TIP* On an unrelated note keep an eye on CNN contributor and former CIA operative Bob Baer’s commentary. He’s off the liberal range and annoyingly connecting dots on this one. I think the post 9/11 Obama shredding of security has irked him.