If only there were a man like Judge Andrew Hanen that could have compelled Barack Obama to attend ethics classes before taking the oath of office, we might have avoided the worst of the last eight years. But while Hanen never had a chance to get the president’s mind right, he’s going to make damn sure his attorneys get their act together.
On May 19, Judge Hanen – who previously put a halt to Obama’s executive amnesty – censured Justice Department lawyers for their deception in the case. “Such conduct is certainly not worthy of any department whose name includes the word ‘Justice,’” Hanen wrote.
In a blistering smackdown, Hanen said that the DOJ attorneys could no longer practice law in the 26 states that brought suit against the federal government unless they began attending annual ethics classes.
“This court would be remiss if it left such unseemly and unprofessional conduct unaddressed,” he wrote.
Hanen has concluded that the DOJ’s lawyers misled him about the rollout of the executive order. By failing to be up front about how far along in the process the administration actually was, Hanen wrote, the attorneys kept the plaintiffs from filing for a restraining order right away. Instead, they kept implementing the rollout even while being instructed to stop.
“For whatever reason, the Justice Department trial lawyers appearing in this Court chose not to tell the truth about this DHS activity,” he wrote. “The first decision was certainly unsupportable, but the subsequent decision to hide it from the Court was unethical.”
If you take away the specifics, though, isn’t it amazing how easily these comments could be made to apply to any number of Obama administration efforts? Hanen could be talking about Obamacare, certainly. Illegal immigration, of course. The Iran nuclear deal, absolutely. And the list goes on. In all likelihood, we won’t even fully comprehend the extent to which we’ve been lied to until Obama is long out of office. And since liberals are itching to grant him sainthood as soon as possible, we may never get the whole truth.
But whether the mainstream media ever picks up on it or not, President Obama has presided over one of the most deceitful, politically-motivated administrations in modern history. He has shrouded the White House in secrecy and lied to the American public. All in search of a legacy. All in search of power that should never belong to one man. Not in this country, anyway.
But forget the ethics class, Barack. Just…just go away.