Skip to comments.Clinton Transition Left $15,000 Damage, GAO Says
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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I remember this—one more reason no one named Clinton should be anywhere close to the White House.
Some people are above the law.
Going to cost more than that to fumigate the place when the present tenants leave. Just say’n
That's like $80 million in today's dollars. :)
And W wanted “a new tone” so nothing was done.
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... ... ... ...
Bush did not say a word about it. A sign of things to come.
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???
16 years later.
Get ready for justification for Obama prosecution.... in 2032!
My leftist Democrats friend was SHOCKED at the DISRESPECT of the White House that she saw!!!
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."
Fumigate? - It would be cheaper and more effective to raze it to the ground and start over.
It was juvenile crap, but I thought the W key thing was kinda clever
You actually want a POTUS-elect who is openly committed to jailing his predecessor
whenif his predecessor leaves office? There is a reason why that has never happened, and will not happen.
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.
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