From Eric Dondero:
Only a tiny handful of top Democrat elected officials were invited. No Harry Reid. No Nancy Pelosi. But quite notably, Maryland Governor and 2016 White House hopeful Martin O'Malley.
From TheHill.com, "There's no party like a White House party":
Bill and Hillary Clinton, actress Kerry Washington, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and producer Harvey Weinstein were among those who joined the Obamas at the White House’s secret post-inauguration bash. President Obama and Michelle Obama held the hush-hush, swanky, ultra-A-list party to celebrate his second term the night he took the oath of office.
The party was not announced or listed on his official schedule, but a few of the guests tweeted about the event, which is what publicly revealed its existence.Continuing:
Some of the names include actor Jamie Foxx; Obama adviser David Axelrod; Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) and his twin brother, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro; singer Kelly Clarkson; Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.); actress Eva Longoria; singer James Taylor; former NBA player Alonzo Mourning; Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D); and former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. Clinton aide Huma Abedin was on the list, but her husband, former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, was not. Obama has a voluntary visitors records release policy, and more than 3.2 million entries have been made public. (Emphasis added.)O'Malley now connected directly to the scandal! Signed into law last year, bill to protect Prison workers from scrutiny on the job site
From the Washington Post, May 7, Charles Lane, "A Baltimore jail scandal aided by union politics":
Even by the standards of America’s troubled jails and prisons, the scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center is appalling.
A gang known as the Black Guerrilla Family took over the center, trafficking in drugs, cellphones and sexual favors with the connivance of at least 13 guards, several of whom are bearing a gang boss’s children, according to a federal indictment.
[During this time...] Maryland’s branch of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) lobbied for legislation known as the “Correctional Officers Bill of Rights” (COBR).
Advertised as much-needed procedural protection against unfair accusations of brutality, COBR established elaborate rules — including a guaranteed appeal hearing in front of a three-member board of fellow officers — for correctional officers suspected of wrongdoing.
The bill says that prison managers can’t even “threaten” prosecution, transfer, dismissal or disciplinary action during questioning. It passed the House of Delegates unanimously and the Senate 44 to 2. Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed it into law on May 4, 2010. (Emphasis added.)From WaPo editorial, May 4, Robert McCartney, "Martin O’Malley tries to spin away jail failures":
The jail’s top official was quietly replaced six months ago for bad management. How was such an evidently incompetent person allowed to get the job?
Keep in mind that these people ultimately work for Martin O’Malley... None of the jail’s troubles should have been a surprise, including to O’Malley.Editor's comment - Notice the timing. O'Malley was being put on an "ultra 'A' list" of attendees of swank hush, hush White House parties, at the same time, the Black Guerillas were running rampant in the Baltimore jail.