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Andrew Kreig is an investigative reporter, attorney, author, business strategist, radio host, and longtime non-profit executive based in Washington, DC.
His most recent book is "Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters," the first book about the Obama administration's second term. The book grew out of his work leading the Justice Integrity Project, a non-partisan legal reform group that investigates official misconduct.
In a diverse career, he has advocated for the powerful, and investigated Mafia chiefs, Karl Rove, and top Obama administration officials. The major "Who's Who" reference books have listed him since the mid-1990s.
He holds law degrees from Yale and the University of Chicago, and a b.a. in history from Cornell. His experience includes work as law clerk to a federal judge, as an attorney at a national law firm, and as president/CEO of a worldwide high-tech trade association.
The contact for interviews, lectures, and review copies is Mary Byers at Eagle View Books. The author has lectured on five continents, held research fellowships at three major universities, and appeared on more than 100 radio, television and cable news shows as an expert commentator.
Monday, June 2, 2014 Media Self-Censorship Suppresses 3 Key Elements From Obama Foreign Policy Analysis (8 comments)
The mainstream media typically self-censor discussion of sensitive topics that might undermine the bipartisan support in congress for "The Intelligence-Industrial Complex," a modern successor to "The Military-Industrial Complex" denounced by President Eisenhower during his Farewell Address in 1961. Among verboten topics are reminders of the constitutional requirements founders created for war-making.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 Don't Be Fooled By 'Conspiracy Theory' Smears (116 comments)
Most of us still rely heavily on the mainstream media to complement our information from other sources, in this article Kreig urges readers to evaluate evidence with an open mind, and to regard with special suspicion those commentators who slant their coverage with the loaded smear words "conspiracy theory" without citing specific evidence.
Sunday, March 16, 2014 Jailed Journalist Sends Shocking 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' (12 comments)
Alabama commentator Roger Shuler's condition has sharply worsened during his nearly five months of jailing, as I learned by visiting him in Birmingham March 10. The corruption-fighting reporter said he has lost 16 pounds during his jailing without bond since Oct. 23 on two contempt of court charges. The charges stemmed from his investigative reports alleging a sex scandal involving the prominent Alabama lawyer Robert Riley Jr
Sunday, January 12, 2014 How the Christie Bridge Scandal Could Help Jeb Bush Win in 2016 (4 comments)
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a big winner so far in the political scandal and cover-up engulfing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Bush can remain in the background for the 2016 presidential race, and avoid the scrutiny imposed on front-runners.
Friday, November 8, 2013 Imprisoned Former Alabama Gov. Siegelman Backs Jailed Blogger, Denounces Corruption (5 comments)
Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman sent me the column below opposing the jailing in a libel suit of a journalist shown puffy-eyed after arrest at home and MACE: "Roger Shuler," Siegelman wrote, "has written time and time again exposing Rob Riley, the former governor's son's insidious and sinister connections to money making schemes."
Friday, October 25, 2013 Alabama Deputies Beat, Arrest Corruption-Fighting Reporter (14 comments)
The Shuler prosecution illustrates how one-party governance in the Deep South inspired by Karl Rove, the Tea Party, and long-lingering racial and other animosities against the federal government have fostered a new view of the law, or more precisely a return to old views.
Friday, September 13, 2013 Why Puppet Masters Need Presidents
President Obama did Americans a favor by bungling his recent attempt to please his powerful backers who want military action to overthrow the Assad dynasty in Syria.
Saturday, July 6, 2013 Siegelman Frame-Up Led To New Book Exposing Obama, CIA, Romney Secrets (10 comments)
OEN's long leadership in the alternative media makes it the natural place to announce publication of my book, "Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters," and its findings: Hidden elites control our presidents. The evidence is everywhere, including in several unpopular recent positions by President Obama on drones, Syria's civil war, and domestic surveillance by NSA.
Friday, August 17, 2012 CIA Executive's Son: Agency Murdered JFK & Lover (12 comments)
Dr. Peter Janney, a psychologist reared amongst Washington's elite in the family of a high-ranking CIA official, undertook a decades-long effort to solve one of the nation's most important murder mysteries.
The result is: "Mary's Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer and Their Vision for World Peace."
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Rove Repeatedly Lies on Fox News About Siegelman Case (7 comments)
Republican money-man and strategist Karl Rove deflected a Fox News interviewer's questions about his financing this week with a lie-filled rant about Robert Bauer, President Obama's counsel, and Alabama corruption-fighter Dana Jill Simpson.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 Alabama Judicial Scandal Could Taint Many Cases, Not Just Siegelman's (3 comments)
An Alabama newspaper exposed a scandal May 16 that deserves national prominence. The headline was "Federal judge's lengthy affair with court worker is exposed."
This is a scandal not simply for the judge, Mark Everett Fuller. It is a lifetime shame for those in the Justice Department, federal court system and the United States Senate who have protected him for an entire decade.
Saturday, January 28, 2012 Setting the Stage for a Jeb Bush Draft in Tampa (5 comments)
To the rescue of Republicans last week came former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, a four-term Democrat who urges Republicans to nominate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Sunday, January 1, 2012 Chief Justice's Annual Report Ducks Judicial Ethics Scandals (9 comments)
The federal courts function honestly, according to the annual report on the federal judiciary that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued Dec. 31 in the middle of the New Year's holiday weekend.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 Helen Thomas Denounces DC Greed, Fear, War-Mongers (5 comments)
Pioneering White House correspondent Helen Thomas told a National Press Club audience Dec. 7 that the country is endangered by what she called pervasive government leader greed, fear of losing their jobs, and subservience to war-mongers.
Monday, November 14, 2011 Herman Cain, Front-Man for Billionaires (2 comments)
GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain serves as front man for the billionaire Koch brothers in a way rarely, if ever, seen in modern times for a prominent U.S. major party candidate. The relationship of Cain's campaign and his Koch backers should be this month's biggest campaign story.
Monday, November 7, 2011 Cain's 'high-tech lynching' defense problem...Clarence Thomas lied (11 comments)
GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain describes himself as a victim of a "high-tech lynching" -- not a playboy chasing the women on his staff, as four have claimed, most recently on Nov. 7.
But Cain has a larger problem, aside from Sharon Bialek, a fourth accuser who surfaced today: Clarence Thomas perjured himself when he used the slogan to defend himself in his 1991 Senate testimony
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Siegelman Showdown Nov. 2 Now Hurts Obama, Not Rove (2 comments)
A legal showdown of historic proportion unfolded Nov. 2 in an Alabama federal court. Squared off in Montgomery were the Obama Justice Department and its most important domestic defendant, former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, once the leading Democrat in his state.
Saturday, October 29, 2011 Justice Breyer Reviews Court History, Skimps On Thomas Dispute
The Supreme Court preserves democracy by earning public confidence, as Justice Stephen Breyer told a packed hall last week in Washington, DC. But his lecture and book, "Making Our Democracy Work," glossed over such controversies as the "Virginia and Clarence Thomas Bought by Billionaires" ad released this week.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Thomas Must Resign, Says Former Judge, Lover (9 comments)
Author and former Senate Judiciary Committee counsel Lillian McEwen, whose memoir this year describes a five-year romantic relationship in the 1980s with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, delivers a lecture Oct. 26 calling for his resignation on grounds of corruption that is dangerous to the public.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Reform Teams Should Fight for the Dream, But Do It Better (2 comments)
Reformers require new approaches to fight due process violations and other wrongdoing that appears to extend high into the legal system.
These general principles coalesce in the person of Clarence Thomas -- associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and someone whom the FBI should vigorously investigate.
Friday, September 30, 2011 20 Dem Reps Call for DOJ Probe To Investigate Clarence Thomas (7 comments)
Twenty Democratic members of Congress wrote federal judicial authorities on Sept. 29 to request a formal Justice Department probe of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas for failure to disclose junkets, other gifts and income.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Troy Davis, Clarence Thomas -- and Georgia on Our Minds (6 comments)
Georgia's shameful execution of Troy Davis on Sept. 21 prompts me to share the research tools below. For perspective, I researched a Georgia case involving Jerry Lee Banks, a young black man sentenced to death for a white couple's murder in 1974 after he could afford to pay his defense lawyer only $10 and a kettle of fish and collard greens.
Saturday, September 24, 2011 Siegelman's Re-Sentence Delayed As DOJ Hides Data (20 comments)
The Alabama judge presiding over the notorious Bush prosecution of former Gov. Don Siegelman postponed the defendant's re-sentencing last week while prosecutors continue to stonewall defense requests for documents showing whether federal prosecutors violated the defendant's right to an honest, unbiased prosecutor.
Thursday, September 22, 2011 Clarence Thomas' Lover Reflects On DC Life, Love, Law (7 comments)
The featured guest today, Sept. 22, on MTL Washington Update radio show is author and retired federal judge Lillian McEwen.She is a rare if not unique position to make news,including big trouble for Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, her former lover.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Obama Team Feared Coup If He Prosecuted War Crimes (116 comments)
President-Elect Obama's advisers feared in 2008 that authorities would oust him in a coup and that Republicans would block his policy agenda if he prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to a law school dean who served as one of Obama's top transition advisers.
Monday, August 22, 2011 Feeling Friendly This Week? Beware (8 comments)
New evidence emerged in Washington last week of sophisticated phishing and surveillance plots. The snitch scams were reportedly run by government-affiliated IT contractors targeting those who published WikiLeaks documents or similarly embarrassed federal officials or key members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 U.S. Needs Fearless, Fighting MSM Reporters (1 comments)
The recent passing of longtime Hartford Courant reporter William Cockerham,one of the paper's most fearless and memorable reporters for nearly a quarter of a century, raises the question of what readers want in a news organization.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Florida Judge Continues Whitewash of Siegelman Frame-up (3 comments)
A Florida federal judge has ruled that former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and his co-defendant have been treated so fairly that no one can reasonably suspect the appearance of bias. The decision continued the whitewash of the nation's most notorious political prosecution of the decade.
Saturday, May 21, 2011 June Trial Looms As Obama DOJ Crusades Against Critics (23 comments)
The Obama administration's shocking crackdown on government whistleblowers became more prominent this week with the New Yorker's publication of a hard-hitting article about the plight and June trial of former NSA officer Thomas Drake.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Judges Who Refuse to Recuse Taint Our Justice System (21 comments)
Three recent state, federal and Supreme Court controversies show how the public is thwarted from the right of due process when judges with apparent conflicts refuse to recuse themselves.
Monday, February 21, 2011 Court Slaps Feds Again For Christie-Era NJ Prosecutions (2 comments)
In a major setback for the U.S. Justice Department and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a federal appeals court last week dismissed federal bribery and conspiracy charges against two New Jersey Democrats targeted in a trap set by Christie. The decision helps illustrate why the 46-defendant "Bid Rig III" case is one of the nation's most scandalous political prosecutions of recent years.
Monday, January 24, 2011 Olbermann's Ouster: 'In the Barracuda Tank...' (1 comments)
What really caused Keith Olbermann's stunning announcement Friday evening that the show would be his last on MSNBC? "Olbermann was the most controversial, outspoken on-air personality," says one network TV expert. "In the barracuda tank, no one needs to read a memo to know what to do."
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Partner at Firm Counseling Assange's Accusers Helped the CIA In Rendition for Torture (1 comments)
Spy thriller author Thomas Bodström, an attorney whose firm represents the two Swedish women making the sex charges against WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange, knows better than most people that truth is stranger than fiction. As Sweden's Minister of Justice, Bodström helped his nation in 2001 secretly turn over to the Central Intelligence Agency two asylum-seekers suspected by the CIA of terror and then tortured by Egypt
Monday, January 10, 2011 Whistleblower Says: Obama's DoJ Declares War on Whistleblowers (6 comments)
Dana Jill Simpson, the Alabama attorney who stepped forward in 2007 to provide sworn evidence on how her fellow Republicans were framing Democratic former Gov. Don Siegelman on corruption charges, today released a statement exclusive to OpEd News saying that President Obama's Department of Justice has declared a "war on whistleblowers."
Sunday, December 19, 2010 Rove Suspected In Swedish-U.S. Political Prosecution of WikiLeaks (8 comments)
Karl Rove's help for Sweden as it assists the Obama administration's prosecution against WikiLeaks could be the latest example of the adage, "Politics makes strange bedfellows."
These days, Sweden and the United States are apparently undertaking a political prosecution as audacious and important as those by the notorious "loyal Bushies" earlier this decade against U.S. Democrats.
Friday, December 3, 2010 Christie's Corruption Case Shows Horrid Legacy of 'Loyal Bushies,' Cover-ups (4 comments)
The Justice Department this week resumed its massive New Jersey political corruption "Bid Rig III" case with a trial that continues the self-inflicted damage from its 2006 political purge of U.S. attorneys.
The bribery trial continues the DOJ's disgraceful 46-defendant sting that Now-Gov. Chris Christie concocted after the infamous 2006 political purge of prosecutors.
Saturday, November 27, 2010 Thanksgiving Reflections on Political Prisoners Kerik, Siegelman, Scrushy (6 comments)
This Thanksgiving weekend is an apt time for those of us enjoying family and freedom to reflect about those being prosecuted in the United States primarily for political purposes.
Let's examine the Justice Department's crusades against former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, a Republican, and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, his state's leading Democrat.
Friday, November 19, 2010 Terror, TSA and Our Rights as Sheeple (20 comments)
With luck, this week's protests will force our government to limit airport porno scans and genital-area pat-downs to those seriously suspected of being dangerous. Similarly, a Manhattan jury's acquittal Nov. 17 of a terrorism suspect from all but one of 285 federal charges shows progress in the "war on terror," not a setback.
Thursday, November 11, 2010 Justice Probe of CIA Torture Evidence: Another Whitewash (3 comments)
Here's why the Justice Department's halt to its probe of CIA obstruction of justice involving torture looks like another whitewash. The DOJ compromised its probe from the beginning in 2008 by assigning it to Connecticut federal prosecutor John Durham, whom courts have twice implicated in suppressing evidence.
Saturday, October 9, 2010 Peak Oil Warning Gains DC Traction (3 comments)
Peak Oil Warning Gains DC Traction. The first Washington convention focused on Peak Oil began this week with a press briefing citing evidence this is the worst year for the environment in recorded history.
"I would submit," said Peak Oil leader Jim Baldauf, "that all of these tragedies are due to Peak Oil. Peak Oil will affect every aspect of our lives."
Friday, October 1, 2010 Kerik Appeal Documents Injustice By Judge at Sentencing (1 comments)
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik argued this week that a federal appeals court should vacate his four-year prison sentence because of serious errors and bias by his trial judge. The three major arguments in Kerik's brief filed Sept. 28 attacked U.S. District Judge Stephen C. Robinson, who put Kerik in solitary confinement pre-trial for until he agreed to plead guilty to corruption charges last November.
Monday, September 27, 2010 Famed Physician Dr. Cyril Wecht: Fight Justice Department Misconduct (7 comments)
Forensic medical expert Cyril H. Wecht provides a vitally needed defendant's perspective on the terrible Justice Department misconduct that USA Today just documented in a major investigative project.
"Once a victim has been targeted," he wrote back, "there are no limits to the amount of time, energy, money, and use of personnel that the Feds will employ to pursue and persecute that individual."
Thursday, September 9, 2010 Obama, Press Ignore GOPer Use of DOJ to Cheat Voters, Taxpayers
Far from limiting government as touted, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his previous post as his state's U.S. attorney to waste taxpayer funds to help himself and his cronies and crush political opponents. As elections loom this fall, learn of this "loyal Bushie" scheme for the DOJ to connive with Solomon Dwek, a big-time bank swindler and brothel operator. Why does the Obama DOJ keep whitewashing these scandals?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Victims Of $3.6 Billion Petters Ponzi Fraud Protest Court Process (4 comments)
Victims of the $3.6 billion financial fraud by Minnesota businessman Tom Petters are justifiably angry about the federal victim-restitution process that began after his 2008 arrest.
The feds used hardball tactics to install well-connected cronies in key positions, which should trouble anyone who fears precedent if their own finances get trapped in such a dispute nationally.
Friday, August 6, 2010 What's Next After Kagan's Confirmation? (3 comments)
With the Kagan appointment, we're now seeing the ascendancy of a well-credentialed careerist to a lifetime job where it seems likely she'll help further shift constitutional power toward an unaccountable Executive Branch vastly different than one the Framers envisioned. Kagan suggests she's comfortable with these dangerous long-term trends.
Monday, July 19, 2010 Jersey Democrat, JIP Urge "No' On Kagan, Citing Rights Concerns
The Senate should reject Democrat Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination based on her shabby civil rights record that's apparent from her Department of Justice work, according to a Democratic former New Jersey legislator and Jersey City mayoral candidate.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Feds Bully 'Die Hard' Moviemaker McTiernan Into Plea for False Statements
A noted Hollywood filmmaker faces prison after a conditional guilty plea July 12 in a wiretapping case so interesting that it deserves two alternative news accounts.
Here's a version that Reuters provided to news organizations serving a vast majority of Americans:
"Die Hard" film director John McTiernan pleaded guilty to lying to law enforcement officials in connection with the racketeering case of a private detective.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Justice Project Urges 'No' Vote On Kagan
The Senate should reject Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination because she seeks to expand executive branch authority at the expense of the public's historic civil rights. She is part of an Obama Department of Justice leadership team that has failed to redress unconstitutional lawbreaking by overzealous prosecutors and greedy judges.
Monday, June 7, 2010 Obama Should Learn From the Artur Davis Debacle In Alabama (2 comments)
Little-known Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks ran to the left of the better-funded Artur Davis and trounced him by a 62-38 margin even though the favored Davis is his state's senior Democratic congressman.
The Davis defeat is big news. In a red state, Sparks ran an issue-oriented campaign that offered solutions to voters' hopes and fears.
Sunday, May 30, 2010 A Few Tough Questions for Karl Rove on his Book Tour (3 comments)
Bush's brain shouldn't mind answering a few questions as he goes around the South and Midwest selling his book. Just might enliven the events, and end up selling more copies. So here are a few.
Monday, April 26, 2010 Rove's Top 2 Alabama Targets Dare Challenge His "Courage'
As Karl Rove travels to Alabama this week to hawk his memoir Courage and Consequence, his two most prominent Alabama targets are calling him a charlatan -"- and urging authorities to stop ignoring his role changing the nation's political map by bogus federal criminal prosecutions against Democrats.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Siegelman Judge Asked To Recuse Now, With Kagan, Rove Opposing Oversight (3 comments)
Imprisoned businessman Richard Scrushy, a defendant in the most controversial federal prosecution of the decade, last week repeated his call for the presiding judge to remove himself -"- even as the disputes widened to include reported Supreme Court contender Elena Kagan, up to $50 billion in scandal-ridden Air Force contracts, and Karl Rove's best-selling new memoir.