Members of a “citizens’ grand jury” will meet next week in Ocala, Fla., to look at allegations that the “loose lips” of the Obama administration led to the deaths of dozens of members of the U.S. military and the imprisonment of a Pakistan physician who helped locate Osama bin Laden – all to “bolster” the “political agendas” of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. A proposed indictment prepared by attorney Larry Klayma, a former Justice Department prosecutor, alleges actions by the current White House – such as Biden’s decision to reveal the identity of the military team whose members ultimately eliminated bin Laden – violated the best interests and security of the nation.
Kurt Tidd, vice admiral in the U.S. Navy, said publicly disclosing a particular military or intelligence activity could cause the foreign government to respond in ways that would damage U.S. national interests.” The grand jury is not a branch of the judicial, executive or legislative branches of government, but an entity to itself. A warning against releasing any information that could be used against the U.S. by its enemies under any circumstances.
According to the 1990s ruling in U.S. v. Williams, the Supreme Court determined the federal courts lack the authority to require a prosecutor to present specific information to a grand jury. The opinion rejected the argument that the concept of “checks and balances” allows a court to “exercise supervisory power over grand jury proceedings.” Therefore, Klayman told WND, it is the ideal vehicle to bypass all of the political attachments of the judiciary and cut to the chase in evaluating a president’s actions.
Scalia held … that the grand jury’s functional independence from the judicial branch is evident both in the scope of its power to investigate criminal wrongdoing and in the manner in which that power is exercised, the grand jury can investigate merely on suspicion that the law is being violated, or even because it wants assurance that it is not,” he wrote.
In the same commentary, Klayman explained, the Founders of the country established the grand jury as an alternative to “violent revolution.” It is a process by which “Americans themselves can enforce the law. This is our only recourse to hold the president and his accomplices truly accountable for their actions. Many have asked what ordinary American citizens can do to legally mete out justice. … There is only one strong legal mechanism that can be invoked. That is the so-called ‘citizens grand jury.’” Expert witnesses and other information provided under the authority of the 5th Amendment. Obama and Biden will have to appear, he added, or be evaluated while absent.
The proposed indictment, which would be final only after review by the citizens grand jury, includes allegations that were spurred by the U.S. military raid in Pakistan that killed bin Laden. While the Navy SEALS were successful, their identities were revealed only when Biden “was at a dinner at Washington’s Ritz Carlton Hotel and he said, ‘Let me briefly acknowledge tonight’s distinguished honorees. Admiral James Stavridis is a, is the real deal. He can tell you more about and understands the incredible, the phenomenal, the just almost unbelievable capacity of his Navy SEALs and what they did last Sunday… I was in absolute awe of the capacity and dedication of the entire team, both the intelligence community, the CIA, the SEALs. It just was extraordinary.’”
Weeks later, insurgents in Afghanistan shot down a U.S. military helicopter, killing 30 Americans, “most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALS unit that killed Osama bin Laden,” the proposed indictment alleges. Also, “As a direct result of this leak, Shakil Alfridi, a Pakistani doctor who aided the Central Intelligence Agency in tracking down Osama bin Laden, was arrested and sentenced to 33 years in jail when the Pakistani authorities discovered Afridi’s involvement with the CIA after an internal government probe. “These leaks on national security coming from the White House undermine the men and women who put risks on their lives for us.
The White House decision to grant Hollywood access to the raid details – for the purpose of movie that apparently will portray Obama and the hero – also was raised as an issue. “Days after the raid, Hollywood was invited into the White House so that they could receive a briefing on exactly how the raid took place,” said Fred Rustman, a retired CIA officer, “What kind of sources we had. What kind of methods we used. All for the purpose of making a Hollywood movie.”
There are allegations that Obama “ordered the release of classified intelligence assessments and documents that detail Israel’s most sensitive military zones. Released were staging grounds (air base) and logistics in Azerbaijan where Israel Defense could easily strike Iran. Israel, a United States ally, had a secret relationship with Azerbaijan or at least, it had. Azerbaijan had granted Israel access to airbases in its territory along Iran’s northern border for potential use in a military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.
Senior U.S. officials have said that Israel’s military expansion into Azerbaijan is complicating U.S. efforts to defuse Israeli-Iranian tensions.
Other questions have been raised on Obama’s orders regarding cyberwar, Obama’s secret kill list, and other issues.
Sources—wnd, bob unruh