Former Department of Justice lawyer and New Black Panthers fabulist J. Christian Adams has found a way to cash in on last year's manufactured scandal. On October 4, right-wing outlet Regnery Publishing will release Adams' first book, "Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department."
According to the description provided to Amazon.com, Adams' book will expand on his oft-repeated claims that DOJ practices racially-motivated enforcement of the law, focusing in particular on his fanciful recounting of the Justice Department's handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case:
Revealing unknown and startling examples of racism and corruption at the local, state, and federal level, Injustice exposes a Justice Department that is anything but just.
Justice is supposed to be blind, especially to race and politics. Yet as Department of Justice (DOJ) whistleblower J. Christian Adams divulges in his shocking expose Injustice, justice under the Obama administration is anything but blind. Here, Adams reveals the never-before-published truth about the corrupt, racist, and politicized inner workings of the Obama Justice Department, as well as the untold story of the DOJ's corrupt handling of the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case. As a former Department of Justice attorney in the civil rights division, Adams has witnessed firsthand how the DOJ is aggressively executing a racist and radical left-wing agenda through its policies and employees. After watching the DOJ continually turn a blind eye to voter fraud, blatant racism, and voter rights abuses, Adams finally blew the whistle during the New Black Panther case--a case that Adams brought to the DOJ's attention and ultimately resigned over because of the corruption and perjury he witnessed leading up to and following the case's orchestrated dismissal.
Michael Yaki, a Democratic member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission who led the opposition to the Commission's flawed investigation of the New Black Panther Party case, predicted to Media Matters that Adams' book would be "a warmed over-retread of his allegations that never got traction and which an independent watchdog within Justice cleared of any political or racial overtones."
Yaki also commented that "Adams' failed and discredited testimony before the US Civil Rights Commission was a lesson that apparently did not take hold," adding that under the Bush administration, DOJ's Civil Rights Division employed "a partisan litmus test which he passed" and "ignored massive civil rights violations at the polls."
Indeed, it has long been clear that Adams' claims of racially charged "corruption" in the handling of the New Black Panther Party case don't add up, and are simply the politically-motivated attacks of a right-wing activist tied to the Bush-era politicization of DOJ.
As Yaki noted, earlier this year Adams' story was conclusively debunked by DOJ's Office of Professional Responsibility, who investigated the handling of the case anddetermined that all parties had "acted appropriately" and that there was "no evidence" to support the claims that the decisions of senior DOJ attorneys who overturned Adams and his trial team were improperly affected by political considerations or by the race of the defendants.
Since his New Black Panther Party story dissolved, Adams has used his perch at Pajamas Media and other right-wing media outlets to push a wide variety ofsimilarly fictitious attacks on the Obama DOJ, all following the same bogus theme of racially-motivated corruption.
But despite Adams complete lack of credibility, it seems likely that he will have no shortage of stops on his media tour. As we documented, Fox News heavily hyped his New Black Panther tale, running scores of reports on it in the weeks after he first publicly made his allegations - then spent less than 100 seconds on the OPR report clearing DOJ of those allegations.
Would Megyn Kelly, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and the rest of the gang miss the opportunity to return to the story and promote Adams' book? It's not like they have their credibility to lose.