On Friday January 15, 2010 the U.S. Department of Justice sent two officers to interview me at my residence about a law enforcement matter.
I had posted on this blog a quotation of a statement made by a federal official; the official had said: "This case has been screaming for attention for years."
One of the officers had concerns about the word screaming; purportedly my use of the word screaming, a direct quote from a statement made by a public official, raised law enforcement concerns and suggested that I harbored ill will against or an intent to harm that official.
Were the officer's concerns genuine or did he have a hidden agenda: an intent to intimidate me to stop blogging posts about the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld -- the law firm where I used to work that just happens to be managed by Vernon Jordan, a friend of the Attorney General, Eric Holder?
I draw your attention to the following doctored photograph of Attorney General Holder armed with a rifle. Does the photograph evidence ill will toward the attorney general or an intent to do him harm? Does publication of the photo on a blog merit a threat investigation by the FBI?
Just what is the difference between a doctored photo of a federal official holding a rifle, on the one hand, and, on the other, an accurate quote of a federal official stating: "This case has been screaming for attention for years?"
Here is the photo in question, which was published in the following blog: