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Rove Subpoenaed in Continuing House Probe

POSTED: 08:30 AM ET, 05/23/2008 by Derek Kravitz

Former Bush presidential adviser Karl Rove was "invited" in mid-April to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

Yesterday, he was served with a subpoena, The Post's Carrie Johnson reports.

The judiciary committee's subpoena of Rove is the latest in a long series of inquiries into whether Rove and others were involved in political meddling that led to the firings of nine U.S. attorneys and the fraud prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

Earlier this month, the home and office of Scott J. Bloch, chief of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, were raided by FBI agents in connection with a probe of his activities.

The raid came after Bloch ordered the case file on Siegelman closed in October, saying that he had not authorized it.

A 13-page memo from Bloch's office, obtained by the Project on Government Oversight, or POGO, a nonprofit watchdog group, shows how the controversial Bush appointee was frequently at odds with his staff over which cases should be pursued.

The federal office is charged with protecting federal whistle-blowers and policing partisan politicking in the federal workplace.

The memo details the status of a number of probes from Bloch's office, including inquiries into Rove's travel and political activities before the 2006 election and the firings of the nine U.S. attorneys by the Justice Department.

Siegelman, who was sentenced to 88 months in prison after the fraud conviction, was released in March after a federal appeals court ruled he should be free during his appeal.

By Derek Kravitz |  May 23, 2008; 8:30 AM ET
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Bilderberg Luminary To Select Obama's Running Mate

Fannie Mae CEO James A. Johnson was also behind 2004 Edwards pick after Bilderberg signaled approval

It has been announced that Bilderberg luminary and top corporate elitist James A. Johnson will select Democratic candidate Barack Obama's running mate for the 2008 election and in turn potentially act as kingmaker for America's future President.

Johnson also selected John Kerry's running mate John Edwards in 2004 after Edwards had impressed Bilderberg elitists Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller with a speech he gave at the globalist confab in Italy that year.

The news further puts to rest any delusions that Bilderberg is a mere talking shop where no decisions are made. In reality, the group is shaping some of the primary developments in the domestic and geopolitical arena today, particularly in the context of oil prices which continue to accelerate towards Bilderberg's target of $200 dollars a barrel.

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It also ridicules once again any notion that an Obama presidency would bring "change" to the status quo of America being ruled by an unelected corporate and military-industrial complex elite.

"Former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson has been asked by Senator Barack Obama on Thursday to start the search for a viable Vice Presidential candidate," reports Trans World News.

"Johnson and Obama are starting the top-secret search as Obama edges closer to the Democratic nomination. Johnson did the same job for Democratic nominees John Kerry in 2004 and Walter Mondale in 1984."

The report lists Johnson as a member of "American Friends of Bilderberg," which is an offshoot Bilderberg front group that has accepted donations from the Ford Foundation to fund Bilderberg meetings where lavish hotels are entirely booked up for three days, by no means an inexpensive feat. The organization is basically a steering committee for the Bilderberg Group - a secretarial outpost through which Bilderberg conferences are organized.

Johnson has also directly attended Bilderberg meetings therefore can be classed as a Bilderberg luminary. He attended last year's meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

Johnson is also "A vice chairman of the private banking firm Perseus LLC, a position he has held since 2001. He is also a board member at Goldman Sachs, Gannett Company, Inc., a media holding group, KB Home, a home construction firm, Target Corporation, Temple-Inland, and UnitedHealth Group."

Predictably, he is also also a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.

James A. Johnson (center): Ultra-elitist Bilderberg luminary and corporate capo who will select the potential future U.S. President.

This would be the second presidential race running that the Bilderberg Group has been instrumental in helping to select the running mate for the Democratic candidate.

In 2004 it was reported that John Edwards' performance at the Bilderberg conference in Italy was a key factor in his selection as John Kerry's number two. Bilderberg attendees even broke house rules to applaud Edwards at the end of a speech he gave to the elitists about American politics.

Despite the fact that Edwards was in hot competition against around two dozen other serious contenders for the number two spot, Bilderberg's approval of his policies after his impressive display swung the decision. Johnson himself selected Edwards in a last minute change of decision after it appeared as though Dick Gephardt was going to secure the position. The New York Post even reported that Gephardt had been chosen and "Kerry-Gephardt" stickers were being placed on campaign vehicles before being removed when Edwards was announced as Kerry's number two.

Kerry went on to lose the election to his fellow Skull and Bones member George W. Bush, but with Obama enjoying an 8 point lead over Republican candidate John McCain, this year's running mate decision is all the more important, with the individual selected likely to have a shot at becoming President in 2012.

Bilderberg has a proven history of acting in a kingmaker capacity. Both Bill Clinton and Tony Blair attended Bilderberg meetings in the early 90's before becoming President and Prime Minister respectively.

Posted by: che | May 23, 2008 12:20 PM

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