U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch became the latest Obama appointee to admit that one of her top priorities is to make sure President Obama’s policies live on long after she and her boss leave power.
Lynch is quoted in the latest issue of New York Magazine saying: “My goal is to position the [Department of Justice] where it will carry on in all of these issues long after myself and my team have moved on.”
She was speaking specifically about Obama’s executive orders on gun control, which he announced last week.
Lynch made the comment in response to a question about how she planned to prosecute gun sellers under the new executive actions.
Leading Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson all vowed to overturn the Obama orders if elected. But if Lynch gets her way, that will be easier said than done.
And Lynch is not the first Obama appointee to make such a comment.
WND reported in April 2015 Obama’s top domestic adviser, Cecilia Muñoz, said she was also working to institutionalize Obama’s policies. Only in the case of Muñoz, her focus would not be on gun control but on immigration.
Muñoz, a former executive with the National Council of La Raza, said it was her job “to make sure we build this really into the DNA across the federal bureaucracy, at a leadership level, but much more importantly to make sure that when political appointees like me are no longer here this (immigration strategy) is built into what those agencies do and think about every day.”
Muñoz said it was important for all 18 federal agencies to standardize, set benchmarks and “measure successes,” ensuring states and localities create the desired “welcoming communities” for refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants of all types, including those not in the country legally.
Writing for Breitbart, Ben Shapiro, author of “The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration,” said these efforts by Obama bureaucrats across the board offer a sobering backdrop for the next president, even if it should be Trump, Cruz or some other leading conservative.
“For all those who revel in the fact that there are 374 days until President Obama finally gets the hell out of the White House, a cautionary note: Obama and his colleagues are rigging the bureaucracy so that their unique brand of ‘hope and change’ extends far beyond their tenure,” Shapiro wrote.
Lynch has already made an imprint for Obama on the nation’s law enforcement.
She “spent time opening federal cases on the Baltimore Police Department after the in-custody death of Freddie Gray and against 14 officials in international FIFA corruption as though Americans care deeply about the nature of corrupt international soccer,” Shapiro writes.
Lynch also threatened to prosecute those who use “anti-Muslim rhetoric” that “edges toward violence” and said that her “greatest fear” is the “incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric.”
Those fears, apparently, keep Lynch up at night more consistently than the fears of another jihadist attack against American citizens, such as those that took place in 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and San Bernardino, California, leaving a total of 19 dead.
Only after conservative media outcry and pushback from prominent GOP political figures such as former New York Gov. George Pataki, did Lynch walk back her comments about prosecuting Americans for anti-Muslim speech. She later said she would only prosecute “deeds, not words.”
Lynch and the FBI waited more than five months to determine that the Chattanooga shooter, Mohammad Abdulazeez, was indeed an ISIS sympathizer engaged in an act of terror when he shot four Marines and a sailor in May 2015.
Lynch then refused to tell Americans after the San Bernardino terror attack whether the perpetrators, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, were engaged in Islamic terrorism.