THE IRISH AMERICAN REPUBLICANS
Founded in 1868 / “The GOP’s Delta Force” – Sean Hannity
February 2, 2012
For immediate release:
The Irish American Republicans (www.IrishGOP.com) Call for Obama/Holder Subpoena to be Quashed in Irish Archives – Boston College Case
“We condemn, in the strongest terms, the actions of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder in trying to take private property and invade the private research archives of an American University, and then turn them over to a Foreign Intelligence Service…” stated Irish American Republican Co-Chair Grant Lally. “The actions of the Obama administration are an utter disgrace, and a betrayal of the United States Bill of Rights and American national sovereignty.”
The Obama Administration – by its Attorney General Eric Holder – has issued Subpoenas to Boston College, directing the University to turn-over its extensive Research Archives on the Irish Troubles, to the Intelligence Services of the United Kingdom, a foreign nation. The Obama Administration has chosen to act pursuant to a Mutual Legal assistance Treaty (“MLAT”) between the US and UK. The Boston College Research Archives contain many personal interviews with participants in the Irish Troubles, and were obtained by Boston College under agreement that the archives were to be sealed until the death of the testators. The matter is before the United States District Court in Boston, subject to appeal before the US Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit.
“The research archives of an American University are sacred – not to be delivered to Foreign despots, by the government of the United States,” stated Irish American Co-Chair Jeffrey Cleary. “Nothing could have a more “chilling effect” upon America’s First Amendment rights to free speech, right to petition and due process, and the western tradition of academic freedom, then this cowardly stunt by the Obama Administration to deliver a private American Research archive to a foreign power.”
“The Irish American Republicans call upon the United States Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, to uphold America’s constitutional rights, and reject the subpoena to Boston College,” concluded Irish American National President Kevin Hanratty.