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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Obama's White House Counsel Has Ties to Republican PR Firm

The Obama administration's White House counsel has financial ties to a Republican-oriented government-relations firm in Washington, D.C., according to a whistleblower in the Don Siegelman case.

Greg Craig's most recent financial-disclosure form shows that he was paid by Ogilvy Government Relations, says Alabama attorney Jill Simpson. The firm had been known as the Federalist Group before changing its name in 2007 after Democrats took over the U.S. House of Representatives.

Simpson's revelations come on the heels of a report yesterday in the Wall Street Journal that Craig might soon step down from his role in the Obama White House.

Simpson has firsthand knowledge of Ogilvy/Federalist Group. She served as a Republican opposition researcher and participated in a conference call about GOP plans to coordinate a political prosecution of Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. Simpson testified under oath that Alabama Republican operatives, led by Business Council of Alabama CEO Bill Canary, had worked out the plan with Bush White House strategist Karl Rove.

Simpson also has firsthand experience with Greg Craig. Then a lawyer with the D.C. firm of Williams & Connolly, Craig talked with Simpson about representing her prior to her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in fall 2007. Simpson shared her story about Rove's role in the Siegelman case before Craig backed out, saying he had a conflict.

After learning that Craig had represented Rove professionally and been a longtime personal friend, Simpson wrote a letter to Craig, demanding that he step down from any matters in the Obama White House related to the Bush administration. Simpson also voiced her suspicions that Craig violated legal ethics by sharing her privileged information with Rove.

Craig's ties to Ogilvy/Federalist Group should be a concern to anyone who hopes to see the Obama administration govern in a progressive manner, Simpson says. In fact, she is quite familiar with the firm's two principals--Stewart Hall, an Alabama native, and Wayne Berman:

The Federalist Group had close ties to the Bush White House. In fact, the gentlemen who ran it are Stewart Hall and Wayne Berman, who are very close to Karl Rove and George W. Bush. In fact, (Berman's wife) worked as the social secretary to both Mrs Cheney and Mrs Bush.

Simpson has stated under oath that Hall is friends with Rob Riley, an Alabama attorney and son of Governor Bob Riley. In fact, Federalist Group played a major role in Bob Riley's 2002 campaign, the one that ended with Don Siegelman mysteriously losing votes overnight in south Alabama, giving Riley the victory. Says Simpson:

Many may remember my testimony about Mr. Hall being close friends with young Mr. Riley. Well basically it is that office that helped run Bob Riley for Governor in 2002, and it is where many got together to plan for Bob Riley to get elected.

At the time, Mr. Craig . . . was the lawyer for all of Richard Shelby’s business endeavors and apparently the lawyer for Stewart Hall and Mr. Berman. So when we aren't getting any help (from the Obama White House on justice issues), one only has to look at Mr. Craig’s financial statements to see that he was paid a large portion of his last year's (income) before going into the White House by the Alabama gang who work at Ogilvy and also who had an interest in Digital Fusion.

And what is Digital Fusion? Simpson explains:

Digital Fusion is a company in Huntsville that got a $117 million contract guarding missiles and is invested in by certain individuals out of the Federalist Group/Ogilvy PR firm. I suspect that is why we have not received to date any relief from the White House in the Siegelman matter. A sad reality in Washington is that often money speaks louder than words about truth and justice.

2 comments:

hazel said...

LS, incredible work! We are "making progress," I do believe, but time is always the telling task master!

Now, how come Scott Horton and Jill Simpson are not demanding the full exposure of RETIREMENT PORTFOLIOS.

Herein lies the KEY:

In this 21st Century we have TRADERS OF FLESH, and it is by and through the retirement portfolios.

Dick Cheney, et al. ALL HAVE CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) stock and it is under the umbrella of "Fidelity" or "Vangard | Vangaard."

The DUI programs pay out. The murder without a speedy trial or fair trial pays out.

Basically, what we have in America are systems of pay-outs and pay-offs, but we the people do not benefit.

WHO BENEFITS?

The thugs who do the dirty work for the cannibals who trade flesh as though a 17th Century and earlier form of royal blood - call it what it isn't, civilized - are living off the host/s.

Who are the hosts that pay the price for these insane lunatics (Karl Rove, et al.) to live "high on the hog?"

The global war on terror has been the greatest heist in human trafficing seen, to-date.

But, the Rovian bandits of criminally insane and their poly-addicted bleeding brain mass murdering philanderers are still at large and very-very, very dangerous.

OBAMA was hand-picked by THEM.

We must face the reality that our "liberal Constitutional President" is bought and paid for by those who actually "rule."

How do I check out JOHN V. ACOSTA, Federal Magistrate -- against the FEDERALIST SOCIETY, et al. and HIS "membership" into the (what I call the WORD CLUB)?

I have spoken with Jill Simpson once on the tele and I must say, what LIBERTY she is (see GOYA'S LIBERTY RESURRECTED).

LS, should you be able to, let her know who she is in the history of America!

Thanks and please let me know how to check out John V. Acosta, U.S. District Federal Magistrate.

Biloxi

hazel said...

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The implementation on martial law in America advanced a step further yesterday when the sheriff of Alabama’s most populous county said he would probably have to bring in National Guard troops to perform law enforcement duties due to budget cuts.

Plans to slash $4.1 million from the budget of Sheriff Mike Hale by Jefferson County commissioners in order to head off a municipal bankruptcy filing were approved by Circuit Judge Joseph L. Boohaker.

“A spokesman for Hale, Randy Christian, said the sheriff told Riley after the ruling that state assistance may be needed to perform basic law enforcement tasks once the department’s current funding is exhausted in early September,” reports the Associated Press.

“We will certainly be looking at calling in the National Guard,” said Christian.

Jefferson County has 640,000 residents and includes the state’s largest city, Birmingham.