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    Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Trouble with Obama Admin

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...empt/91901204/

    The U.S. Department of Justice officials have opted to pursue a criminal contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating a federal court’s orders in a racial-profiling case.

    The move has few precedents in U.S. history, as prosecutors endorsed a federal judge's findings that the lawman intentionally violated the judge's orders.

    Arpaio has not yet officially been charged. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton asked the federal government to write an order to show cause, by Wednesday, for her to sign. That will serve as a charging document for the case to go forward against Arpaio only.

    The announcement came Tuesday at the case’s first criminal hearing in downtown Phoenix’s federal court.

    DOJ attorney John Keller said the government will continue to investigate additional allegations against Arpaio, two aides and a defense attorney for concealing evidence — and therefore obstruction of justice — but will not proceed with a criminal case at this time.

    Keller said the statute of limitations may have run out for other criminal contempt allegations against Arpaio and the three others.

    ...I assumed he would say what everybody has always said, which is, hey, of course, you know, because to say you won't respect the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy.... The peaceful transfer of power is one of the things that makes America America... It is not a joke, and, look, some people are sore losers, and, you know, we just gotta keep going...

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    First thing that pops into my mind is -- what did he do that was right that ticked off Obama? That's just the automatic default.

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    The first thing I thought when I saw the thread title was, "He must be doing something right."

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    Keep the feds out of state business.
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    Obama doesn't even seem to be involved in this.

    As for the case itself, I do not know enough about the specifics to weigh in as to whether this is warranted or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terraceth View Post
    Obama doesn't even seem to be involved in this.

    As for the case itself, I do not know enough about the specifics to weigh in as to whether this is warranted or not.
    It's his justice department.

    The U.S. Department of Justice officials have opted to pursue a criminal contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating a federal court’s orders in a racial-profiling case.

    The move has few precedents in U.S. history, as prosecutors endorsed a federal judge's findings that the lawman intentionally violated the judge's orders.

    Arpaio has not yet officially been charged. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton asked the federal government to write an order to show cause, by Wednesday, for her to sign. That will serve as a charging document for the case to go forward against Arpaio only.

    The announcement came Tuesday at the case’s first criminal hearing in downtown Phoenix’s federal court.

    DOJ attorney John Keller said the government will continue to investigate additional allegations against Arpaio, two aides and a defense attorney for concealing evidence — and therefore obstruction of justice — but will not proceed with a criminal case at this time.

    Keller said the statute of limitations may have run out for other criminal contempt allegations against Arpaio and the three others.

    ...I assumed he would say what everybody has always said, which is, hey, of course, you know, because to say you won't respect the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy.... The peaceful transfer of power is one of the things that makes America America... It is not a joke, and, look, some people are sore losers, and, you know, we just gotta keep going...

    Hillary Clinton - before she lost, of course

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    They are after him big time...

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/arp...TvE?li=BBnb7Kz

    PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department's promise to file a criminal contempt-of-court charge against the longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix comes less than a month before the 84-year-old lawman will learn whether he gets a seventh term in office.

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio will face the possibility of jail time and a clouded political future when prosecutors file a misdemeanor contempt charge against him for defying a judge's orders to end his signature immigration patrols. The charge is expected to be filed Wednesday.

    Arpaio, who didn't attend a hearing Tuesday in his contempt case, could face up to six months in jail if convicted of misdemeanor contempt.

    The sheriff issued a statement saying he was confident he would be exonerated and accused President Barack Obama's administration of trying to influence the sheriff's race.

    "It is no coincidence that this announcement comes 28 days before the election and the day before early voting starts," Arpaio said. "It is a blatant abuse of power and the people of Maricopa County should be as outraged as I am."


    But the most interesting part is this:

    The contempt case also focused on Arpaio's actions in carrying out what critics said was a secret investigation of federal Judge G. Murray Snow in the case. Snow demanded Arpaio and an aide turn over 50 hard drives that were part of the probe, but they ignored the order.


    So, it's contempt of court to not turn over subpoenaed hard drives (Arpaio), but it's not contempt to not turn over a chunk of the content of those hard drives (Hillary)... Got it...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    So, it's contempt of court to not turn over subpoenaed hard drives (Arpaio), but it's not contempt to not turn over a chunk of the content of those hard drives (Hillary)... Got it...
    Plus, the focus on Hillary from the FBI director was that there was "no intent" - same in this case, but a totally different standard.

    ...I assumed he would say what everybody has always said, which is, hey, of course, you know, because to say you won't respect the results of the election, that is a direct threat to our democracy.... The peaceful transfer of power is one of the things that makes America America... It is not a joke, and, look, some people are sore losers, and, you know, we just gotta keep going...

    Hillary Clinton - before she lost, of course

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