It’s finally over. The 3-year, disgraceful witch-hunt of Sheriff Joe Arpaio by the Obama Department of Injustice was dropped tonight, with absolutely no charges to be filed in the matter.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Birmingham Scheel released a statement saying her office “is closing its investigation into allegations of criminal conduct” by current and former members of the sheriff‘s and county attorney’s offices.
Scheel didn’t elaborate, saying only that County Attorney Bill Montgomery was advised of the decision “not to pursue state criminal charges related to the investigation.” Scheel, who is based in Arizona, said she was acting on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Friday night releases of embarrassing political revelations are a long and infamous tradition, in order to minimize the exposure of the story to the American people. But this release took the cake: Friday at 5pm, before a Labor Day weekend, and right after the close of the Republican National Convention.
And no wonder. This one was a doozy. After all, this was a political persecution right from the start. The Obama DOJ started this thing less than 100 days after Obama took office, at a time when the Department was not even fully staffed. They were chomping at the bit to go after him. And now it is all for nothing.
Dozens of investigators, 4 Federal prosecutors, countless FBI agents, all working for three damn years to try and bring down Sheriff Joe. We won’t hold our breath waiting for the left-wing media to demand to know how much the DOJ spent on this disgraceful witch-hunt, but you can bet it was in the tens of millions.
And they came up with NOTHING. Because there IS nothing. Because this was never about substance, only politics.
They simply hate Sheriff Joe Arpaio. They hate his muscular enforcement of our immigration laws without apology, his workplace raids to liberate jobs for legal Americans, his “posse” and “crime suppression sweeps” that brought in tens of thousands of illegal aliens, identity thieves, drug and human smugglers and violent criminals. They hate his Tent City – which began its 20th year this month.
They hate him for being the biggest national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration – and for having the support of millions of Americans in that effort.
We will always stand with him, and say to ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ tonight, WAY TO GO JOE!