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Clinton Transition Left $15,000 Damage, GAO Says
L. A. Times ^ | June 12, 2002 | MICHELLE MUNN

Posted on 12/29/2015 4:26:21 PM PST by BenLurkin

A yearlong investigation into whether Clinton administration aides left the White House in fraternity-party disarray as they vacated the presidential premises has turned up about $15,000 in damage, according to a government report released Tuesday.

Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) asked the General Accounting Office last June to look into allegations that Clinton staffers had ripped phone cords from walls, left obscene voicemail messages, defaced bathrooms and vandalized computer keyboards by removing the "W" keys when they left the White House. A number of items, including a 12-inch presidential seal and several antique doorknobs, were assumed stolen.

"The Clinton administration treated the White House worse than college freshmen checking out of their dorm rooms," Barr said Tuesday. ''They disgraced not just themselves but the institution and the office of the presidency as well."

The GAO concluded that "damage, theft, vandalism, and pranks did occur in the White House during the 2001 presidential transition." The report stated that some incidents, such as removing keyboard keys, placing glue on desk drawers and leaving obscene voicemail messages "clearly were intentional," and intentional damage would constitute a criminal act under federal law. No prosecutions are planned, though.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Arkansas; US: California; US: Georgia; US: Maryland; US: Massachusetts; US: New York; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: 2000election; 2016election; arkansas; berniesanders; bobbarr; california; election2000; election2016; g42; georgia; hillary; hillary2016; hillaryclinton; hitlery; losangeles; losangelesslimes; losangelestimes; martinomalley; maryland; newyork; presidentelect; transition; transitionteam; vermont; wipewater
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1 posted on 12/29/2015 4:26:21 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: RetSignman; CaptainK

ping


2 posted on 12/29/2015 4:27:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I remember this—one more reason no one named Clinton should be anywhere close to the White House.


3 posted on 12/29/2015 4:28:38 PM PST by Fungi
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To: BenLurkin

Some people are above the law.


4 posted on 12/29/2015 4:29:03 PM PST by FES0844
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To: BenLurkin

Going to cost more than that to fumigate the place when the present tenants leave. Just say’n


5 posted on 12/29/2015 4:29:37 PM PST by doc1019 (Out of my mind ... back in 5)
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To: BenLurkin
Ahhh...memories. And I also remember Hillary the Witch stealing the silverware.
6 posted on 12/29/2015 4:29:47 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: BenLurkin
...turned up about $15,000 in damage,...

That's like $80 million in today's dollars. :)

7 posted on 12/29/2015 4:30:02 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: BenLurkin

And W wanted “a new tone” so nothing was done.


8 posted on 12/29/2015 4:31:09 PM PST by proust (Texan for Trump!)
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9 posted on 12/29/2015 4:33:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

No prosecutions planned YET. This is one thing I am hopeful Trump handles.

Remember...its accountability that is the number one problem Americans see in government. Number 1.

Wanna make it better? Hold people accountable

That’s for the thugs who vandalized the White House and it’s for Lois Lerner and it’s for the administrators at the VA, it’s for the EPA, for mayors of sanctuary cities, governors who violate the 2nd amendment... ... ... ...


10 posted on 12/29/2015 4:33:57 PM PST by Principled (...the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others...)
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To: BenLurkin

Bush did not say a word about it. A sign of things to come.


11 posted on 12/29/2015 4:38:56 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: BenLurkin
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12 posted on 12/29/2015 4:45:40 PM PST by Fungi
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To: BenLurkin

wow time lapse posting

it seems like only yesterday when those particular peculiar adolescants went on their rampage.

I wonder whether the replacement cost of the Whitehouse silver that H was reputed to have made off with..was included in that damage number???


13 posted on 12/29/2015 5:03:19 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("Never, Never, Never, Give Up," Winston Churchill ><> GO CRUZ!!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

16 years later.
Get ready for justification for Obama prosecution.... in 2032!


14 posted on 12/29/2015 5:03:49 PM PST by nixonsnose (you never know how much pee splatters until you are standing at the urinal in flip flops.)
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To: BenLurkin
I had a friend who was an invited guest of one of Hillary's INNER CIRCLE to the second inauguration, and she was a RABID DEMOCRAT, but she told me she was APPALLED that the White House looked like a FRAT HOUSE with Pizza Boxes, Clothes, Trash STREWN EVERYWHERE!!!!

My leftist Democrats friend was SHOCKED at the DISRESPECT of the White House that she saw!!!

15 posted on 12/29/2015 5:08:11 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.
Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) ..."The Clinton administration treated the White House worse than college freshmen checking out of their dorm rooms... They disgraced not just themselves but the institution and the office of the presidency as well."

16 posted on 12/29/2015 5:13:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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To: doc1019

Fumigate? - It would be cheaper and more effective to raze it to the ground and start over.


17 posted on 12/29/2015 5:14:27 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: BenLurkin

It was juvenile crap, but I thought the W key thing was kinda clever


18 posted on 12/29/2015 5:23:07 PM PST by bigbob ("Victorious warriors win first and then go to war" Sun Tzu.)
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To: nixonsnose
You actually want a POTUS-elect who is openly committed to jailing his predecessor when if his predecessor leaves office? There is a reason why that has never happened, and will not happen.

19 posted on 12/29/2015 5:41:34 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ('Liberalism' is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Ann Archy
"My leftist Democrats friend was SHOCKED at the DISRESPECT of the White House that she saw!"

She may heave been startled a bit. But she was not shocked, I'd bet. I'd also bet she voted for Obama and will support Hillary this time.

Democrats had a DNA disorder that cannot be cured.

20 posted on 12/29/2015 6:06:55 PM PST by Baynative (Liberty lost is a high price to pay for the experiment of socialism.)
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