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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  June 26, 2009
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How About Polygraph Tests for ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Conyers?

As ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief put it when interviewed by Bill O'Reilly on "The O'Reilly Factor last month, ACORN is "an unofficial arm of the Democratic Party."

Carol Platt Liebau, "Nancy Pelosi Enables 'Culture of Corruption'," December 10, 2008:

"Even as the country reels from the seamy details of the Blagojevich scandal, Nancy Pelosi is standing firmly by her man, Charlie Rangel, resisting any effort to remove him from his committee chairmanship -- despite credible allegations against him of tax avoidance and other chicanery.

"Neither party does as well as it ought in prospectively tossing out wrongdoers. But once credible allegations of wrongdoing are tendered, Republicans do tend to clean house, where Democrats rally 'round....

"It's remarkable that Nancy Pelosi would rather defend Charlie Rangel's prerogatives than clean House. That, coupled with the irony of Rangel continuing to head the committee that writes legislation raising our taxes -- even as it appears he may have declined to pay his own -- seems to be sending a message that would have made Leona Helmsley proud: Paying taxes is just for the 'little people' . . . or those not fortunate enough to hold government office."

"Is this really the way the Democrats want to kick off their overwhelming majority session?"


Having Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi lie about what she knew and when about waterboarding and then defame the Central Intelligence Agency is tolerated, but a Congressional investigation of ACORN is not.


Michelle Malkin, "Conyers chickens out of ACORN probe," May 8, 2009 05:15 AM

Democrat Rep. John Conyers backs down from his pledge to investigate ACORN fraud: Bok, bok, bok.

"Matthew Vadum zeroes in on the right question: What happened in a mere two weeks to change Conyers’ mind? Did he get a call from friends of ACORN in high places? Did he get something else? Why drop the call for a congressional probe in the very same week that ACORN criminal charges have been filed in Nevada and Pennsylvania?

"What gives? Or who gives?"

Answer: The "powers that be," led by King Barack and Queen Nancy, obviously.

Washington Times, "Conyers abandons plan to probe ACORN: 'Powers that be decided against it,' he says," by S.A. Miller, originally published 03:04 p.m., June 25, 2009, updated 03:26 p.m., June 25, 2009:

"House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying 'powers that be' put the kibosh on the idea.

"Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat, earlier bucked his party leaders by calling for hearings on accusations the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) has committed crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style 'protection' racket.

"'The powers that be decided against it,' Mr. Conyers told The Washington Times.

"The chairman declined to elaborate, shrugging off questions about who told him how to run his committee and give the Democrat-allied group a pass."

Heather Heidelbaugh, a Pennsylvania attorney whose ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief-fueled testimony about ACORN before Representative Jerrold Nadler's House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19, 2009 led Chairman Conyers to call for a probe: "If the chair of the Judiciary Committee cannot hold a hearing if he want[s] to [then] who are the powers that he is beholden to? Is it the leadership, is it the White House, is it contributors? Who is 'the power?'"

To be sure, President Obama does not want that hearing and neither do Far Left Democrats like Representative Nadler, Representative Barney Frank and the Representatives honored at ACORN's 39th anniversary party on June 17, 2009, Luis Gutierrez and Maxine Waters.

And certainly not the Queen of the House (officially the Speaker), Nancy Pelosi, who probably would hold her Congressional seat even if the whole truth about ACORN and the Democrats became general knowledge, but would again be part of the minority.

Washington Times: "Capitol Hill Democrats had bristled at proposed hearings because it threatened to rekindle criticism of the financial ties and close cooperation between President Obama's campaign and ACORN and its sister organizations Citizens Services Inc. and Project Vote."

As ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief put it when interviewed by Bill O'Reilly on "The O'Reilly Factor last month, ACORN is "an unofficial arm of the Democratic Party."

Ms. MonCrief knew what she was talking.

On October 7, 2008, Ms. MonCrief emailed me this succinct summary: "I worked at Project Vote and ACORN for years and can provide inside information on the connections with Obama and FEC violations, IRS 501(c)3 violations and the threats and intimidation that ACORN has used to keep me quiet. I am willing to submit to a polygraph and turn over Obama's 2nd quarter donor list with was obtained by Project Vote Development Director Karyn Gillette directly from the Obama Campaign. I also have a DNC list that was forwarded to Project Vote along with donor lists for Kerry and Clinton."

Ms. MonCrief had the proof, but The New York Times didn't want it.

New York Times editors spiked an Obama/ACORN expose on October 21, 2008, even though then candidate Obama had blatantly lied about his relationship with ACORN in the last presidential debate.

Apparently the House Judiciary Committee doesn't want it either.

Can powerful Democrats continue to cover up the ugly truth?

Waterboarding is out during the Age of Obama, but how about having a reputable polygrapher test Ms. MonCrief, Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Conyers?

It would be thrilling.

Is anyone besides Ms. MonCrief willing?

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

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