…and we could deliver several volumes of evidence to this effect.
Today we can offer something to add to the pile…
A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children.
Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.
Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and bundler for President Obama’s presidential campaign. He raised at least $200,000 for Obama and donated $30,800 to committees supporting him, according to Public Citizen.
Even though the National Abortion Federation filed its claim only hours before, Orrick quickly decided in their favor that the abortionists they represent would, ironically, be “likely to suffer irreparable injury, absent an ex parte temporary restraining order, in the form of harassment, intimidation, violence, invasion of privacy, and injury to reputation, and the requested relief is in the public interest.”
Which has the stench of an ex parte bargain between the abortion industry and a partisan Democrat judge.
This is an outrage among outrages. The CMP videos show criminal behavior – conspiracy to commit violations of federal law prohibiting the sale of fetal body parts, and a federal judge with a political interest in the case is attempting to suppress the evidence.
There is a remedy for this, and Congress can provide it.
Which is, number one, to impeach this scumbag of a judge.
Impeaching a judge is a difficult thing to do, as there have only been 61 impeachment investigations of federal judges in U.S. history and only 15 actual impeachments – and out of that 15, only seven judges have been convicted and removed from office.
But a federal judge who covers up violations of federal law by denying the evidence to the public is a corrupt federal judge – even if what he’s corrupted by is only ideology. The House needs to open impeachment proceedings and make a big deal about going after this slimeball Obama bundler who got himself rewarded for his efforts with a federal judgeship just like his daddy had.
A shot across his bow, even if he can’t be removed, might have a salutary effect on some of Obama’s other judicial appointments in making them behave themselves.
And what’s more, Congress needs to subpoena those videos. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has already announced it will be conducting hearings into Planned Parenthood’s activities; well, these videos are evidence in those hearings. The committee needs to get a look at them as part of its investigations.
So, subpoena them so the committee can review them.
And as the committee reviews the videos, they should be released to the public as the public records of the committee’s work product. The American people need to see what Congress is doing, after all, and this is only governmental transparency at work.
But these videos require exhaustive review due to the seriousness of the charges they raise, and as such their release can’t come all at once. It will take a week to 10 days between the time of each release if they’re going to be able to do a thorough job.
That’s how you handle this situation if you’re Congress and you want to reel in an out-of-control, lawless White House and its crooked minions in the judiciary. Once again they’ve got an opportunity to effectively serve as an opposition party. We’ll see if they’re willing to do it.