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PostSubject: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:00 pm

[size=36]Creed's Scott Stapp Reveals He's Homeless in Jarring New Video[/size]

Singer disputes relapse rumors, but says he's now living at a Holiday Inn after unnamed people stole his money


Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/creeds-scott-stapp-reveals-hes-homeless-in-jarring-new-video-20141126#ixzz3KDKaTjDB

By Daniel Kreps | November 26, 2014
Creed's Scott Stapp has apparently fallen on some hard times. Fifteen years after the band's Human Clay sold over 11 million copies, the lead singer now finds himself "penniless" and reduced to living in a Holiday Inn, Stapp says in a jarring 15-minute video that he posted on his Facebook page (via TMZ).

Stapp opens his testimonial by assuring fans that he's not under the influence. "I'm sure you've heard the many rumors and slanderous, libelous accusations over the last few weeks," Stapp says. "First, I was dead. That came out obviously that it was a hoax. Then there were rumors that I'm on drugs and drinking and relapsed and in rehab, all these other things. That's also a lie…I'm sober as can be.




"About eight weeks ago, I began an audit of not only my record company but my personal finances," Stapp says. "During the course of that audit, a lot of things were uncovered. A lot of money was stolen from me, or royalties not paid, and that's when all hell began to break loose."

From there, Stapp launches into his tragic tale: Unnamed people have cleaned him out and left him penniless. Stapp, now homeless, says he is filming the video from the Holiday Inn where he is now staying, but prior to that, he was forced to live in his truck without money for gas or food. At one point, according to the "Higher" singer, he was taken to the hospital for an unspecified reason.

Stapp's video comes just days after his wife Jaclyn, a former Miss New York USA, filed for divorce from the Creed singer, the Miami Herald writes. In the divorce petition, Jaclyn Stapp alleges that her husband disappeared from their Boca Raton, Florida home in early October and she and their three children haven't seen him since. The petition also claims that Scott Stapp is "doing so much amphetamines, crystal meth and steroids that he has become a paranoid shell who has threatened to kill himself and harm his family."

TMZ claims that the divorce document contains dozens of text messages from Stapp to his wife, including, "I wouldn’t doubt it if the CIA is behind Alcoholics Anonymous" and "God is also telling me something about Palm Springs and Nashville so there’s a connection somehow. He’s also telling me DEA for some reason."

"This is a very painful and personal matter for Jaclyn and her family," Mrs. Stapp's attorney Jason Brodie said in a statement. "Her primary concern remains, as it always has been, the best interest of her children." In 2012, it was also revealed that rapper T.I. saved Stapp's life following a 2006 suicide attempt. 





Wife seeks divorce against Creed’s Scott Stapp


By Jose Lambiet
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11/23/2014 11:14 PM
11/23/2014 11:14 PM



 



The former beauty queen and wife of Creed frontman Scott Stapp filed for divorce recently and supported the petition with text messages she says she received from the singer while he was on an alleged drug binge last month.

Stapp, 41, has been married to the former Miss New York USA for eight years, according to the documents, filed in Palm Beach County.

They live in Boca Raton with their three children.

In the divorce petition, Jaclyn Stapp asked for full custody of the kids because, she claims, the singer of My Sacrifice and With Arms Wide Open is incapable of taking care of them.

She says he disappeared from their home in early October and hasn’t been telling her where he is. The paperwork shows she asserts Stapp has been doing so much amphetamines, crystal meth and steroids that he has become a paranoid shell who has threatened to kill himself and harm his family.

Among the text messages in the file:


▪ “Florida is not safe. Biological weapons on the way. U have to leave with kids and meet me in Atlanta.”


▪ “I’m coming to get you Satan and children. No mercy. You know how this ends. God created you and now God is ending you.”


▪ “God is also telling me something about Palm Springs and Nashville so there’s a connection somehow. He’s also telling me DEA for some reason.”


▪ “Wells Fargo working out my account problems. I’m out of gas. Haven’t eaten all day. I’m asking if they can spot me $1,000 so I don’t fall over from malnutrition.”

▪ “I wouldn’t doubt it if the CIA is behind Alcoholics Anonymous.”

What’s more, Jaclyn filed a Marchman Act petition against the rocker on Nov. 11. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. A judge could order Stapp into treatment for up to five days at first, then up to five months if necessary.

In a statement, Jason Brodie, Jaclyn’s attorney, wrote: “This is a very painful and personal matter for Jaclyn and her family. Her primary concern remains, as it always has been, the best interest of her children.”

Stapp did not answer repeated phone calls. As of Friday, his cellphone voicemail box was full and no attorney for him was listed in either filing.


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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:04 pm


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Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

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WASHINGTON Mon Aug 5, 2013 3:25pm EDT


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(Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to "recreate" the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant's Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don't know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of exculpatory evidence - information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.

"I have never heard of anything like this at all," said Nancy Gertner, a Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994 to 2011. Gertner and other legal experts said the program sounds more troubling than recent disclosures that the National Security Agency has been collecting domestic phone records. The NSA effort is geared toward stopping terrorists; the DEA program targets common criminals, primarily drug dealers.

"It is one thing to create special rules for national security," Gertner said. "Ordinary crime is entirely different. It sounds like they are phonying up investigations."

THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIVISION

The unit of the DEA that distributes the information is called the Special Operations Division, or SOD. Two dozen partner agencies comprise the unit, including the FBI, CIA, NSA, Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Homeland Security. It was created in 1994 to combat Latin American drug cartels and has grown from several dozen employees to several hundred.

Today, much of the SOD's work is classified, and officials asked that its precise location in Virginia not be revealed. The documents reviewed by Reuters are marked "Law Enforcement Sensitive," a government categorization that is meant to keep them confidential.

"Remember that the utilization of SOD cannot be revealed or discussed in any investigative function," a document presented to agents reads. The document specifically directs agents to omit the SOD's involvement from investigative reports, affidavits, discussions with prosecutors and courtroom testimony. Agents are instructed to then use "normal investigative techniques to recreate the information provided by SOD."

A spokesman with the Department of Justice, which oversees the DEA, declined to comment.

But two senior DEA officials defended the program, and said trying to "recreate" an investigative trail is not only legal but a technique that is used almost daily.

A former federal agent in the northeastern United States who received such tips from SOD described the process. "You'd be told only, ‘Be at a certain truck stop at a certain time and look for a certain vehicle.' And so we'd alert the state police to find an excuse to stop that vehicle, and then have a drug dog search it," the agent said.

"PARALLEL CONSTRUCTION"

After an arrest was made, agents then pretended that their investigation began with the traffic stop, not with the SOD tip, the former agent said. The training document reviewed by Reuters refers to this process as "parallel construction."

The two senior DEA officials, who spoke on behalf of the agency but only on condition of anonymity, said the process is kept secret to protect sources and investigative methods. "Parallel construction is a law enforcement technique we use every day," one official said. "It's decades old, a bedrock concept."

A dozen current or former federal agents interviewed by Reuters confirmed they had used parallel construction during their careers. Most defended the practice; some said they understood why those outside law enforcement might be concerned.

"It's just like laundering money - you work it backwards to make it clean," said Finn Selander, a DEA agent from 1991 to 2008 and now a member of a group called Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, which advocates legalizing and regulating narcotics.

Some defense lawyers and former prosecutors said that using "parallel construction" may be legal to establish probable cause for an arrest. But they said employing the practice as a means of disguising how an investigation began may violate pretrial discovery rules by burying evidence that could prove useful to criminal defendants.

A QUESTION OF CONSTITUTIONALITY

"That's outrageous," said Tampa attorney James Felman, a vice chairman of the criminal justice section of the American Bar Association. "It strikes me as indefensible."

Lawrence Lustberg, a New Jersey defense lawyer, said any systematic government effort to conceal the circumstances under which cases begin "would not only be alarming but pretty blatantly unconstitutional."

Lustberg and others said the government's use of the SOD program skirts established court procedures by which judges privately examine sensitive information, such as an informant's identity or classified evidence, to determine whether the information is relevant to the defense.

"You can't game the system," said former federal prosecutor Henry E. Hockeimer Jr. "You can't create this subterfuge. These are drug crimes, not national security cases. If you don't draw the line here, where do you draw it?"

Some lawyers say there can be legitimate reasons for not revealing sources. Robert Spelke, a former prosecutor who spent seven years as a senior DEA lawyer, said some sources are classified. But he also said there are few reasons why unclassified evidence should be concealed at trial.

"It's a balancing act, and they've doing it this way for years," Spelke said. "Do I think it's a good way to do it? No, because now that I'm a defense lawyer, I see how difficult it is to challenge."

CONCEALING A TIP

One current federal prosecutor learned how agents were using SOD tips after a drug agent misled him, the prosecutor told Reuters. In a Florida drug case he was handling, the prosecutor said, a DEA agent told him the investigation of a U.S. citizen began with a tip from an informant. When the prosecutor pressed for more information, he said, a DEA supervisor intervened and revealed that the tip had actually come through the SOD and from an NSA intercept.

"I was pissed," the prosecutor said. "Lying about where the information came from is a bad start if you're trying to comply with the law because it can lead to all kinds of problems with discovery and candor to the court." The prosecutor never filed charges in the case because he lost confidence in the investigation, he said.

A senior DEA official said he was not aware of the case but said the agent should not have misled the prosecutor. How often such misdirection occurs is unknown, even to the government; the DEA official said the agency does not track what happens with tips after the SOD sends them to agents in the field.

The SOD's role providing information to agents isn't itself a secret. It is briefly mentioned by the DEA in budget documents, albeit without any reference to how that information is used or represented when cases go to court.

The DEA has long publicly touted the SOD's role in multi-jurisdictional and international investigations, connecting agents in separate cities who may be unwittingly investigating the same target and making sure undercover agents don't accidentally try to arrest each other.

SOD'S BIG SUCCESSES

The unit also played a major role in a 2008 DEA sting in Thailand against Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout; he was sentenced in 2011 to 25 years in prison on charges of conspiring to sell weapons to the Colombian rebel group FARC. The SOD also recently coordinated Project Synergy, a crackdown against manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of synthetic designer drugs that spanned 35 states and resulted in 227 arrests.

Since its inception, the SOD's mandate has expanded to include narco-terrorism, organized crime and gangs. A DEA spokesman declined to comment on the unit's annual budget. A recent LinkedIn posting on the personal page of a senior SOD official estimated it to be $125 million.

Today, the SOD offers at least three services to federal, state and local law enforcement agents: coordinating international investigations such as the Bout case; distributing tips from overseas NSA intercepts, informants, foreign law enforcement partners and domestic wiretaps; and circulating tips from a massive database known as DICE.

The DICE database contains about 1 billion records, the senior DEA officials said. The majority of the records consist of phone log and Internet data gathered legally by the DEA through subpoenas, arrests and search warrants nationwide. Records are kept for about a year and then purged, the DEA officials said.

About 10,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agents have access to the DICE database, records show. They can query it to try to link otherwise disparate clues. Recently, one of the DEA officials said, DICE linked a man who tried to smuggle $100,000 over the U.S. southwest border to a major drug case on the East Coast.

"We use it to connect the dots," the official said.

"AN AMAZING TOOL"

Wiretap tips forwarded by the SOD usually come from foreign governments, U.S. intelligence agencies or court-authorized domestic phone recordings. Because warrantless eavesdropping on Americans is illegal, tips from intelligence agencies are generally not forwarded to the SOD until a caller's citizenship can be verified, according to one senior law enforcement official and one former U.S. military intelligence analyst.

"They do a pretty good job of screening, but it can be a struggle to know for sure whether the person on a wiretap is American," the senior law enforcement official said.

Tips from domestic wiretaps typically occur when agents use information gleaned from a court-ordered wiretap in one case to start a second investigation.

As a practical matter, law enforcement agents said they usually don't worry that SOD's involvement will be exposed in court. That's because most drug-trafficking defendants plead guilty before trial and therefore never request to see the evidence against them. If cases did go to trial, current and former agents said, charges were sometimes dropped to avoid the risk of exposing SOD involvement.

Current and former federal agents said SOD tips aren't always helpful - one estimated their accuracy at 60 percent. But current and former agents said tips have enabled them to catch drug smugglers who might have gotten away.

"It was an amazing tool," said one recently retired federal agent. "Our big fear was that it wouldn't stay secret."

DEA officials said that the SOD process has been reviewed internally. They declined to provide Reuters with a copy of their most recent review.



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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:10 pm

Marijuana Advocates Call On White House To Fire DEA Chief

Posted:  01/27/2014 12:11 pm EST    Updated:  01/28/2014 11:59 am EST  



A leading marijuana reform group is calling on the White House to fire the chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration over a speech last week in which she reportedly criticized President Barack Obama for comparing marijuana's dangers to alcohol.
Two sheriffs told the Boston Herald that DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart called out the president's remarks in a speech at a Major Counties Sheriffs' Association meeting last Tuesday.
The Marijuana Policy Project pointed on Monday to that speech, as well as a congressional hearing in which Leonhart refused to say whether marijuana is more harmful than crack or heroin, in arguing that it is time for her to go.
"Whether Ms. Leonhart is ignorant of the facts or intentionally disregarding them, she is clearly unfit for her current position," Dan Riffle, the group's director of federal policies, said in a statement.
“The DEA administrator’s continued refusal to recognize marijuana’s relative safety compared to alcohol and other drugs flies in the face of the president’s commitment to prioritizing science over ideology and politics," the statement continued. "She is neglecting the basic obligations of her job and fundamentally undermining her employer’s mission. This would be grounds for termination in the private sector, and the consequences for Ms. Leonhart should be no different.”
Leonhart was apparently incensed that an unofficial White House softball team faced off against marijuana reformers, including MPP employees, in a lighthearted Congressional Softball League game. Riffle called her response "petty."
Two county sheriffs told the Boston Herald that Leonhart had criticized the president, but a DEA spokeswoman told HuffPost her comments were more generally directed in opposition to marijuana legalization. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story inadvertently mischaracterized comments made to the Boston Herald by a sheriff in attendance at Tuesday's Major Counties Sheriffs' Association meeting as being those made by DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart.



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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:11 pm

Omaha Zoo Announces Birth of Rare White Lion Cub

OMAHA, Neb. — Nov 26, 2014, 1:46 PM ET


In this photo provided Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 by the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium a white male cub nurses at the Omaha, Neb., zoo. Zoo officials say the cub is one of three born late last week, two boys and one girl, to Ahadi, one of the zoo's lionesses. (AP Photo/Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium)
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Omaha zoo officials say one of its lionesses has given birth to a rare white cub.

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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:24 pm

Solo career and contributions: 2004–present

After Creed announced its breakup, Stapp recorded the song "Relearn Love" with 7 Aurelius and The Tea Party for The Passion of the Christ: Songs, a collection of tracks inspired by the 2004 Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ.[23] He then began working on his debut solo album. Titled The Great Divide, the record was released in the U.S. on November 22, 2005, peaking at No. 19 on the Billboard 200. "The Great Divide", "Justify", and "Surround Me" were released as singles. It was certified platinum on December 14, 2005. The Great Divide has since reached double platinum.[24] His backing band for the record and live shows consisted of Aristides Rincon and John Curry on guitars, Mitch Burman on bass, and Mark Archer on drums. They are all members of the band Goneblind.[25]

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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:42 am

Mick Jagger attended London School of Economics. Anybody going in to pro music career should probably take some accounting courses, Tin Pan Alley Jews will rob ya' blind. At Woodstock some bands insisted on getting cash before setting foot on stage.

But lion connection means what?
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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:06 am

EyeBelieve wrote:
Mick Jagger attended London School of Economics.  Anybody going in to pro music career should probably take some accounting courses, Tin Pan Alley Jews will rob ya' blind.  At Woodstock some bands insisted on getting cash before setting foot on stage.

But lion connection means what?

Leonhart takes a $3M payoff and steps down?  New chief is a little white line lion?  Time will tell.

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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:05 pm

Ironic that Ms Leonhart promotion to DEA chief ignored by JMSM, hadn't remembered hearing her name before. Drugs Inc a huge bidness yet one almost feels sorry for rank 'n file DEA guys--agency considered a backwater for losers. But hundreds of agents surely have some interesting stories to tell. IE they prolly don't enjoy being forced to bust small fry while Protected Big Fish swim away.

OTOH JMSM gives big publicity to Carly Fiorina considering run for Prez. At first I thought it's laughable--HP hired a token woman to distract from HP quality going from superb to avg. But most voters don't know about that techie stuff. I could see her whuppin' Shillary in 2016.
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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:59 pm

EyeBelieve wrote:

OTOH JMSM gives big publicity to Carly Fiorina considering run for Prez.  At first I thought it's laughable--HP hired a token woman to distract from HP quality going from superb to avg.  But most voters don't know about that techie stuff.  I could see her whuppin' Shillary in 2016.

Does she smell of new car?

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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:04 am

wag wrote:
EyeBelieve wrote:

OTOH JMSM gives big publicity to Carly Fiorina considering run for Prez.  At first I thought it's laughable--HP hired a token woman to distract from HP quality going from superb to avg.  But most voters don't know about that techie stuff.  I could see her whuppin' Shillary in 2016.

Does she smell of new car?

Yes, I think.  She even attended school in London as a kid.  (City's approval always helps.)  Wrote a WSJ pro-globalism editorial.  Likely Crypto, mom Madelon Montross.  Solid GOP gal incl social "conservative" positions.  Not much success in actual campaigns but how ya' gonna beat Barbie Boxer?

I wouldn't say she's attractive-looking but at least not a fat bloated mess like Shillary.  Post-HP she's aged a bit & Jewyness showing thru; OTOH being too good-looking can be a political handicap.  Fiorina candidacy totally takes wind out of sails for women voting for Hillary just to be 1st female Prez.  California, despite some problems, is fairly popular state among Americans, no Texas/Lousiana baggage.  Perry is too fundie, Jindal too dark also.  Fiorina can finesse the GOP problems over immigration stance.

Can't find an esp good pic or much info re hubby Frank, though he's fat which is good to reach Fast Food Nation.




I'm a bit surprised to see how Jewy Carly looks now.  I guess HP-era pics had careful angles/lighting etc.





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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:11 am

That woman above is a Jewess.

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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:13 pm

EyeBelieve wrote:





It's a stretch.

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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:53 am

Hmm, I learn that short hair was supposedly from cancer troubles, not exactly a plus. But maybe she can spin it as part of attack on Obamacare.
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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:09 am

Clearing another hurdle for jewish-owned marijuana industry?




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DEA chief to step down after sex parties controversy

By Josh Gerstein

4/22/15 7:56 AM EDT

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that embattled Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart will step down, following controversy over sex parties attended by DEA agents stationed overseas.
The news of her departure came in the wake of a series of episodes in which she found herself publicly at odds with senior administration officials, including President Barack Obama.

In a statement, Attorney General Eric Holder said Leonhart would retire in May and described her as a trailblazing public servant. He made no mention of the incidents that led some in Congress to call for her resignation.



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“She has devoted her life and her professional career to the defense of our nation and the protection of our citizens, and for that, I am deeply grateful,” Holder said. Leonhart has been in the DEA’s top leadership position since late 2007, first in an acting capacity and then as a confirmed appointee starting in 2010.
The White House was more direct in acknowledging dissatisfaction with Leonhart’s tenure.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined twice in recent days to say whether Obama had confidence in Leonhart after a Justice Department inspector general report said some DEA agents repeatedly attended sex parties with prostitutes paid for by Colombian drug cartels.
The report said the agency treated such incidents as minor and did not report them to DEA headquarters for investigation. The IG also said DEA personnel were not initially forthcoming with all records related to the episodes.
“The president, as you know, maintains a very high standard for anybody who serves in his administration, particularly when it comes to law enforcement officials,” Earnest said Tuesday, before Leonhart’s departure was announced. “And the IG report raised serious concerns about that conduct.”
After Leonhart’s retirement was announced, a White House spokesman referred back to Earnest’s earlier comments.
A bipartisan contingent of 20 lawmakers issued a statement last week saying they had no confidence in Leonhart.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) issued another joint statement Tuesday welcoming word of her plans to retire.
“In light of the DOJ Inspector General’s report and the testimony we heard before our committee, Ms. Leonhart’s retirement is appropriate,” Chaffetz and Cummings said. “With the opportunity now for fresh leadership, we are hopeful that the DEA can restore itself to an agency of distinction and excellence. The IG’s report exposed the bad behavior that was allowed to fester for more than a decade, and our Committee’s hearing shined a spotlight on the lack of accountability for these abuses. This process is strong evidence of how proper and bipartisan oversight can lead to a better functioning government for the citizens it serves.”
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) also stepped forward to express approval of Leonhart’s departure.
“The DEA’s pattern of protecting its own agents at the expense of the transparency and justice that the American people deserve must end. Therefore, I believe a change in leadership at the DEA is warranted,” Goodlatte said.
A DEA spokeswoman said Leonhart had no comment for this story.
However, a former DEA chief complained that Leonhart was being ousted for challenging the accommodations the Obama administration has offered to states legalizing marijuana.
“This news follows hearings about sexual misconduct by agents in Colombia that took place over a decade ago. However, that is not what is causing her departure. This is about her courage to enforce the law,” ex-DEA Administrator Peter Bensinger said.
Bensinger suggested that Leonhart ran into disfavor within the administration for refusing to endorse Obama’s statement that marijuana was not as dangerous as alcohol and for expressing concerns about Holder’s efforts to rein in the effects of mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
“It’s about politics,” Bensinger said in a statement. “She deserves better.”


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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:16 pm

Sometimes 'lion' represents 'jews' in more ways than one -- as in: 'beast, animal', 'force of chaos, disorder,' 'destroyer' etc - needing to be subdued, disarmed, or put down











Wag -- in relation to the image directly above, here's a glimpse of something akin to your 'dwarves of old'
https://books.google.com/books?id=ujn2fPCwaUAC&pg=PA99#v=onepage&q&f=false
https://books.google.com/books?id=ujn2fPCwaUAC&pg=PA100#v=onepage&q&f=false

(bottom row in below image represent the dwarfish cultic 'Blue-Legs' [jews before they were 'jews']/charm-setters of superstition i.e. primitive witchcraft -- top row represent the civilizing 'Asas' [Aryan lords], bringers of the light of reason and justice)

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PostSubject: Re: Washed up Jewish Singer hits headlines with oddities... and Michele Leonhart, hmmm   Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:46 pm

Bookmarked the link for later reading.  Waddell is likely more credible than Sitchen.


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