Opportunity Missed – Secretary Jeh Johnson Appeared On Four Networks, Not One Asked Him About His Involvement In Libya 2011…

Annoying does not seem to adequately identify the frustration projected toward the U.S. media anymore. “Willfully Blind” seemingly seems entirely more appropriate.

jeh johnsonBack in 2011 when Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Samantha Power and eventually President Obama, engaged in a decision to strike militarily against Gaddaffi in support of Libyan opposition forces (later determined to be al-Qaeda), Jeh Johnson was part of President Obama’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) as Johnson represented the chief legal counsel to the Pentagon.

A little known fact about that controversial time is that Jeh Johnson, the legal counsel, told President Obama his military action was illegal. Yes, Jeh Johnson as part of the OLC told Obama the executive office lacked legal authority to strike militarily against Libya because the Libyan uprising posed no direct threat to the United States, and President Obama had not requested congressional authority.

This was in June of 2011, this was even reported in the NEW YORK TIMES:

WASHINGTONPresident Obama rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya without Congressional authorization, according to officials familiar with internal administration deliberations.  

Jeh C. Johnson, the Pentagon general counsel, and Caroline D. Krass, the acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, had told the White House that they believed that the United States military’s activities in the NATO-led air war amounted to “hostilities.” Under the War Powers Resolution, that would have required Mr. Obama to terminate or scale back the mission after May 20.

But Mr. Obama decided instead to adopt the legal analysis of several other senior members of his legal team — including the White House counsel, Robert Bauer, and the State Department legal adviser, Harold H. Koh — who argued that the United States military’s activities fell short of “hostilities.” Under that view, Mr. Obama needed no permission from Congress to continue the mission unchanged. (link)

Fast forward to February 2015 – The explosive rise of radical Islam in Libya has captured a considerable amount of attention since 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded last week by ISIS. Simultaneous to this, the White House held a three day conference on combatting “violent extremism”, and yet the same team who organized he conference went out of their way to insure the topic was not “Islamic extremism”.

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And so the stage is set for former OLC member, and current Department of Homeland Security head, Jeh Johnson, to make the Sunday TV talk show circuit which he did. Secretary Johnson made appearances on ABC’s “This Week”, NBC’s “Meet The Press“, CBS’s “Face The Nation“, and FOX’s “Fox News Sunday“.

So there were four opportunities to ask Jeh Johnson specifically about Libya and contrast or inquire about the crisis inside Libya today against Johnson’s prior warnings to President Obama that military intervention was unconstitutional.

Do you think a single media pundit asked the question?

Apparently the entire media apparatus are incapable of seeing the pertinence….. or something.

Because if they did,….. well,….. it might just expose the fact that Jeh Johnson’s current position of DHS secretary was a quid-pro-quo payoff for keeping his mouth shut after President Obama dismissed his legal advice in 2011.

Image: Barack Obama, Jeh Johnson

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17 Responses to Opportunity Missed – Secretary Jeh Johnson Appeared On Four Networks, Not One Asked Him About His Involvement In Libya 2011…

  1. doodahdaze says:

    The Nutworks are no longer relevant. Any more than the $1.98 beauty show. Yes…Nutworks. Irrational newz.

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  2. bitterlyclinging says:

    “Being president is good. I get to do whatever I want”
    The Taliban is already in the building. Rudy Giuliani was just being nice.

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  3. bofh says:

    “Annoying does not seem to adequately identify the frustration projected toward the U.S. media anymore. “Willfully Blind” seemingly seems entirely more appropriate.”

    You’re entirely too kind. I was thinking more like: “treasonous collaborators”…

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  4. hollyasbury says:

    Typical Democratic talking points tactic – double down on the position, no matter how illogical or irrational, even if proved so and then as quickly as possible deflect blame to partisan politics. Then a new topic will be floated to deflect attention. They’re now blaming FOX news for sticking with asking the question repeatedly and asking for a clear explanation from this administration. Most of these Obama sycophants are old hands at this game, who learned the talking points drill during the Clinton years. Sadly, few inside the beltway can see beyond partisan political blame game.

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  5. ThankYou,Treepers says:

    Beyond the fact that the corporate media serves as the PR front for the Democrats, Jeh Johnson’s brown skin is a shield of immunity from media scrutiny.

    A big media corporation sent a planeload of “investigative journalists” to Alaska in 2008 to go though Sarah Palin’s garbage cans and anywhere else they could access.

    We’ve had a post on here the last two days (Rudy G / Frank Marshall Davis) with comments outlining all the terminal-to-BHO’s-candidacy info private citizens came forward with about BHO in 2008 which the corporate media either ignored or attacked people for raising.

    Educated African Americans, for fifty years now the United States’ only Privileged Class to have existed on these shores since 1776.

    Susan Rice or Valeria Jarrett, anyone?

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  6. doodahdaze says:

    Yes, it is lunacy.

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  7. Paul H. Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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  8. Bill says:

    Still could be a very interesting week ahead if this story gets out:
    Found on weaselzippers.

    Tweet Of The Day: James O’Keefe Has Story, “I’m Afraid For My Life On This One”

    We have a story we’re going to release this coming week and I've never thought about this before but I am afraid for my life on this one.
    
    — James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) February 21, 2015
    

    What must it be? Hope all remain safe, and the story makes its way out.

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  9. doodahdaze says:

    Obama is forcing Israel to make a choice. Nuke, or be Nuked. Yes he is.nHe is that bad.

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    • wanthetruth says:

      And in that choice we know Israel will nuke. They will NOT be nuked because God has promised to protect His people. Unfortunately we cannot be so certain about us . We are very much looking like one of those Israel will need to be protected from. Moreso every day.

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  10. strat4evr says:

    The comment that Jeh Johnson’s brown skin is a shield of immunity to media scrutiny probably holds more truth than most would ever publicly admit. As Alarming as that is when you factor in the events on a national level that the media has provided a shield of immunity even after superb research and exposure to truth, we are faced with the possibility on the world stage of a nuclear attack either on or by Israel. America has the military might/power to defeat ISIS, Al-Qeada, Al- Shabaab, Boko Haram,, Hezbolla. any terrorist that are intent on destroying me or my children because we are Christians. Obama will not destroy America. We can’t let Israel fall. Listen to me. I’m just an old 67 year old vet on the internet. I had my issues with the George Zimmerman case which I am sure you are all well aware of. I love this site and have utmost respect for Sundance and the girls (Women) who admin.Have hung around here long enough I feel I know many here kinda sorta. I guess thats all I got to say for now.

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  11. joanfoster says:

    Yes Jeh Johnson kept his mouth shut, but so did most of congress whose members in the law profession number in the hundreds. I find that more offensive. My expectation are so low for the media that I am no longer disappointed in them, just perpetually pissed.

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  12. Maisy says:

    I’d rather he was asked how he managed to transport all those thousands of illegals through South America to and across our border. Of course that is his surreptitious real job… As for the media- wholly owned and run by those desiring the globalist desire for One World Government.

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  13. Chewbarkah says:

    Networks want two things: celebrities for their shows; and, to support the Democrat party line. The rules of engagement are well drawn before someone like Jeh Johnson agrees to appear. Questions that deviated from the propaganda de jour were neither allowed nor desired by the “journalists”. Result: canned hogwash.

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