Reviewing the Department's handling of the Black Panther case and the news that the IG is looking into the work of the Civil Rights Division, Jennifer Rubin, writing in the Weekly Standard concludes:
[D]espite the Obama team's best efforts to stonewall and the mainstream media's indifference to an abuse of power in a Democratic administration, the notion that the New Black Panther party case is "no big deal" is crumbling. We know that a high ranking political appointee presented misleading testimony under oath and that multiple witnesses would testify to the Obama administration's hostility to the equal enforcement of our civil rights laws. Now an internal investigation is exploring those issues. In a Republican administration that would be front-page news.