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Texas has been a Republican State since 1980.  With 38 electoral votes, the presumption has long been that Texas would be a reliably Red State.  Consistent with the voice of Texans, the Dallas Morning News has endorsed a Republican for President for the last 60 years.  However, Donald Trump has inspired the conservative voice of Dallas to speak out against Trump.  The editorial board of the DMN wrote:

“Donald Trump is no Republican and certainly no conservative,”

 “We have no interest in a Republican nominee for whom all principles are negotiable, nor in a Republican Party that is willing to trade away principle for pursuit of electoral victory. Trump doesn’t reflect Republican ideals of the past; we are certain he shouldn’t reflect the GOP of the future.”


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Obviously, for the conservative paper in Dallas to break with tradition of endorsing Republican candidates, there must be something astounding frightening about a Trump Presidency.  Be scared.  Be very scared!

Dave Leiber, the reporter from the Dallas Morning News, gave an interview this morning on the channel 5 local station regarding the suit and my efforts to get reimbursed for my attorney fees.




The following e-mail has been sent this morning to the House Oversight Committee in hopes that the recently produced documents will help make government accountable.


In December of 2015 you issued the report  An Agency in Crisis.  

In January of 2016 you issued a reort FOIA is Broken.
I have had a FOIA case pending in Federal Court in Dallas for over a year, trying to get documents from the Secret Service,OIG,and DHS.  The Dallas Morning News featured an article regarding the suit and the thousands of pages of documents that have finally been produced.
Radar Online has featured these two stories highlighting the outrageous behavior reported in the documents.
I have attached summaries of excerpts from some of the more outrageous Secret Service behavior reference in the documents produced.
The acts of the Secret Service have made headlines.  However the more offensive things to me are the culture of corruption associated with (1) the lies told to me by AT Smith to prevent me from getting the documents, (2) the fact that Multiple USSS and OIG employees committed crimes and perjured themselves and are now getting paid retirement benefits, the extent of which DHS, OIG, and the Secret Service won’t tell me (3) at every turn the AJ has engaged in coercive behavior in the lawsuit including a claim against me for reimbursement of the government’s attorney fees in the case filed three years after they were supposed to produce documents to me by law within 20 days,  and (4) these documents reveal that the Secret Service required their agents to sign non-disclosure agreements, expressly stating that they would not report anything adverse to DHS, but the Secret Service has failed to produce one of htese non-disclosure agreements!!!
This post to my blog summarizes the corruption, the cover-up, and the coercive behavior.  
Congress need to hold the Secret Service accountable.
I have also copied John Cornyn, one of my Senators, on the e-mail.  I will advise you if anyone in the government responds.

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Friday the Dallas Morning News online featured an article on the outrageous documents uncovered in my 4 year long fight with the FOIA office.  The article appeared this morning in the actual Sunday edition of the DMN.  The placement was impressive as it was highlighted on the cover of the “Metro and State” section of the paper.  A quick check of the internet indicates the story has been picked up on 48  different web sites, including Drudge, boingboing, and reddit.  I am so appreciative of the help of Dave Lieber, the watchdog for the DMN,  and Marina Martinez for the time they devoted to making people aware of this outrage.
Thanking Dave for the article, I learned from Dave that the article had already been viewed over 170 thousand times as of yesterday, which is the largest viewership for a single article he has published this year.  This is the power of the national media that I could never achieve as a blogger.  Surely this is an  indication that there is a sufficient indication of “public interest” in obtaining these records.
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Dan Patrick is an example of all that is wrong with America.  As a representative of the State of Texas, he gave this interview:


“Too many in the general public who aren’t criminals but have a big mouth are creating situations like we saw last night,” an emotional Patrick said during an interview with Fox News on Friday. He later added, “All those protesters last night, they ran the other way expecting the men and women in blue to turn around and protect them—what hypocrites!”

“I do blame people on social media with their hatred toward police,” he said. While pointing out that last night’s Dallas protest was peaceful, Patrick said, “I do blame former Black Lives Matter protests.”

 Dale Hansen had a different thought:

It is precisely because Black Men were killed by representatives of law and order that there was a need for a protest and organization called “Black Lives Matter.”  Because Dan Patrick is speaking as a representative of the State of Texas, he exacerbates the tragedy.  Patrick is an example of all that is wrong with our government.

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