Proof CO US Attorney misled press in 'Obama plotters' case

by Brad Jacobson

Don’t miss my investigative report over at Raw Story:

Interviews with numerous legal experts suggest that Colorado US Attorney Troy Eid misled reporters and diverged from state law when declining to prosecute any of the three men arrested in Denver for threatening to assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

The article includes pretty shocking exclusive comments from the Weld County CO investigator who had pursued the main suspect, Sean Robert Adolph, for two years:

According to a federal affidavit, one of the men arrested, Nathan Dwaine Johnson, said that another in the group, Sean Robert Adolph, had come to Denver to shoot Obama during his DNC acceptance speech. Johnson told the Secret Service that Adolph said “it wouldn’t matter if he killed Obama because he was going to jail on his pending felony charges anyway.”

Vicki Harbert, an investigator at the Weld County, Colo., sheriff’s department, who had pursued Adolph since 2006, told RAW STORY, “It’s very easy to see Adolph saying something like that. He had nothing to lose. With his criminal history, he was going to jail for the rest of his life.”

Find out what else Harbert feared about Adolph and why she says he “was not your normal criminal.” And a whole lot more.

Also, in a related mini-exclusive over at MediaBloodhound, see who was the only mainstream reporter on record to voice skepticism of Eid’s handling of the case, where he talked about it (hint: not in the pages of his employer’s prominent national publication), and why you never heard about it.

Cross-posted (w/different title) from at-Largely.

3 replies »

  1. Wanna see corruption? – Daytona Beach has earned the dubious honor of becoming one of the most corrupt cities in the United States. Corruption is so ingrained and so well organized that even the people in charge of prosecuting it are under control of the people benefiting from it.

    From the purchase of overpriced land from political cronies, to the sale ofthe personal residency of a city commissioner to the city by over twice its just value, to the financing of personal hobbies and indulgences of tycoons at taxpayer expense, Daytona Beach has turned into Capone’s Chicago.

    The end result is a city in despair, high unemployment, low morale, rampant crime, homeless roaming the streets and an overworked police force that can’t keep up.

    Learn more about this poor city in badly need of Federal intervention The Daytona Post – Daytona Beach Unfiltered News

  2. Americans tend to underestimate the danger of white-power types. On the other hand, it doesn’t help that the threat is over-hyped by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    Nice work, Brad.

  3. Thanks, Russ. Americans might underestimate their danger while the GOP has a tendency to encourage or sanction it. As one person I interviewed for the story said, “They’re part of the GOP’s constituency.”