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  • Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

    06/23/2017 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 83 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, June 23, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday. In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.
  • Trump Asks Why Intelligence Committee Isn't Probing The Clintons

    03/28/2017 5:30:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/28/17 | Tyler Durden
    Following a day of drama involving the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, who has been under constant onslaught by Democrats ever since his disclosure last week that Trump had indeed been the object of surveillance, and whose Democrat peer at the Intel panel, Adam Schiff, on Monday night called for Nunes to recuse himself, moments ago Trump waded into the news cycle when he asked on Twitter why the House Intelligence Committee is not investigating the Clintons for various ties of their own to Russia. He then slammed the ongoing anti-Russian witch hunt, saying "the Russia story...
  • There Are Still Groups That Can Probe Alleged Crimes by Members of Congress

    01/03/2017 8:18:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2017 10:12 AM | by JIM GERAGHTY
    Yes, the House is weakening the powers of an independent entity that was authorized to investigate allegations of wrongdoing... But keep some perspective: the Office of Congressional Ethics had two powers: the first was to issue those public reports — giving the accused member of Congress bad publicity. The second was to refer their findings to the House Ethics Committee, which could implement a more serious punishment, like fines and formal reprimands by the full House. Under the old system, the referrals went to the House Ethics Committee, consisting of five Democrats and five Republicans. Under the new system, the...
  • House panel looking into Reddit post about Clinton's email server

    09/19/2016 3:26:03 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/19/2016 | Katie Bo Williams
    The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is the chairman of the panel’s Government Operations subcommittee. “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-year-old post from an account believed to belong to Combetta, an...
  • DNC chair won't speak at Dem convention following Wikileaks fallout

    07/23/2016 9:02:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 136 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer, Eugene Scott and Jeff Zeleny
    The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party's convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort "to keep the peace" in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails. One email appears to show DNC staffers asking how they...
  • Illinois Tollway Establishes Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    10/12/2015 7:49:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Downers Grove Patch ^ | September 24, 2015 | Morgan Searels and the Illinois Tollway
    Submitted by the Illinois Tollway. The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors today announced it has created a new committee to guide the development of policies and programs that will continue to encourage and support the agency’s inclusion efforts in contracting, procurement of goods and services and workforce diversity. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will work to expand and increase the effectiveness of current Tollway efforts to offer small and veteran-owned firms and disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned businesses opportunities to compete for agency contracts and encourage all firms the agency does business with to hire more diverse workforces. “Establishing this new...
  • Ex-Nobel committee exec regrets Obama Peace Prize [Buyer's Remorse]

    09/17/2015 1:40:04 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    RT ^ | 9/17/2015 | Staff
    Former Secretary of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee Geir Lundestad reportedly notes in his new book that the body “didn't achieve what it had hoped for” when it gave Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt and conferred the prestigious award on him in 2009. While it is quite rare for Nobel officials to openly discuss the nuts and bolts of their secretive committee, the former director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has apparently owned up in his memoir ‘Secretary of Peace’, to be released on Thursday, that the panel had expected the award to somewhat challenge Obama, who received...
  • Trump Leads Anti-Establishment Candidates to 60 Percent as Bush Crashes

    09/05/2015 10:31:34 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 38 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | Sept 4, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)14% wants Congress to shut down the Select Committee on Benghazi, now that Hillary Clinton’s emails are coming to light.
  • Benghazi Committee: The White House Is Still Stonewalling Us

    05/08/2015 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/8/15 | Scott Greer
    The Select Committee on Benghazi released its interim report Friday, and while it documented the progress of the investigation into the terror attack, there apparently remains one problem — the White House’s refusal to fully cooperate with the committee. According to Republican South Carolina representative and committee chairman Trey Gowdy, the Obama administration is dragging its feet when it comes to releasing requested documents for the investigation. “This Committee has interviewed eyewitnesses never before interviewed, obtained tens-of-thousands of pages of documents never before provided, and reviewed new information central to the investigation such as FBI reports specific to the interrogation...
  • Benghazi Committee Member: We Will ‘Speak With’ Sidney Blumenthal

    04/01/2015 8:47:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/1/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS), a member of the Benghazi Select Committee said that the committee will “speak with” Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” “We’ve got to ask a lot of folks a lot of questions. The Committee will also speak with Mr. Blumenthal. And we’ve got lots of other folks who we’re still pursuing, who may well have also had personal email accounts…It’s not just classified information. It is, there’s sensitive information that
  • BREAKING: Senate Committee Approves AG Nominee Loretta Lynch

    02/26/2015 3:00:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 2/26/15 | Katie Pavilich
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch. Her full confirmation vote is now headed to the full Senate. During her confirmation hearing earlier this month, Lynch expressed support for President Obama's executive amnesty. She also said she believes illegal immigrants have a right to work in the United States. "Senator, I think the right and obligation to work is one that is shared by everyone in this country regardless of how they came here and certainly if someone is here, regardless of status, I would prefer that they be participating in the work place...
  • Select Committee on Benghazi Holds Second Hearing

    12/11/2014 4:44:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/11/14 | Roll Call
    Streamed live on Dec 10, 2014 The House Select Committee on Benghazi holds its second hearing, titled "Reviewing Efforts to Secure U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel." The hearing begins at 10 a.m. Read more: http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/benghaz... Website: http://www.rollcall.comFollow us: http://www.twitter.com/RollCallLike us: http://www.facebook.com/RollCallDCGoogle+: http://www.google.com/+RollCallTumblr: http://photos.rollcall.com Category News & Politics
  • Top Democrat Admits: Not One Member Of House Rules Committee Actually Read Omnibus Bill

    12/10/2014 5:56:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/10/14 | Matthew Boyle
    House Rules Committee ranking Democratic member Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) admitted at the opening of the House Rules Committee hearing on Speaker John Boehner’s 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that nobody had actually read the bill before the hearing. “There’s some things I think I really have to say about this, mostly process, 1,600 pages right here” Slaughter said as she gestured toward the bill. “Released in the middle of the night. Not one member of the committee has been able to read all the way through it or anything of it, I suppose. No opportunity for public input. No hearings....
  • Breaking Down the 2014 Republican Wave (Chairmanships)

    11/06/2014 8:41:04 AM PST · by Viennacon · 12 replies
    PBS ^ | 11/5/2014 | DOMENICO MONTANARO, RACHEL WELLFORD AND SIMONE PATHE
    So who’s going to be in charge come January? New leadership means new committee chairs. Here is a list of the potential Senate Committee chairmen or chairwomen in the next session of Congress: ----- Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry: Pat Roberts (Kan.) Appropriations: Thad Cochran (Miss.) Armed Services: John McCain (Ariz.) Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs: Richard Shelby (Ala.) Budget: Jeff Sessions (Ala.) Commerce, Science, Transportation: John Thune (S.D.) Energy & Natural Resources: Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) Environment & Public Works: Jim Inhofe (Okla.) Finance: Orrin Hatch (Utah) Foreign Relations: Bob Corker (Tenn.) Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions: Mike Enzi (Wyo.) Homeland...
  • ICYMI: Trey Gowdy Destroys Director of Secret Service Over 2011 Shooting Incident

    10/01/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Secret Service Director Julia Pierson fielded questions from furious and skeptical lawmakers after a number of serious failures by the agency to properly protect the President. Pierson started her testimony by saying she "takes full responsibility" for the failures, especially the most recent incident of fence jumper Omar Gonzales making it all the way inside the White House, but failed to answer a number of questions. Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy questioned Pierson on a shooting incident that occurred at the White House in 2011. Pierson failed to provide adequate answers as to why that incident was first classified as simply...
  • VA Committee Chairman Calls for Shinseki’s Immediate Resignation

    05/28/2014 12:04:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/28/14 | CJ Ciaramella
    House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R., Fla.) called for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki following an inspector general report Wednesday that confirmed allegations of hidden wait times at a Phoenix VA hospital. The VA Inspector General reported Thursday that more than 1,700 veterans at the Phoenix hospital were kept on unofficial wait lists that hospital leadership used to hide true wait times from officials in Washington. More than 40 veterans allegedly died due to delays in care at the facility. The report follows allegations of similar practices at VA hospitals around the country in what has...
  • Vulnerable (exempt) Democrats Vote for Benghazi Committee

    05/08/2014 5:26:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5/08/14 | Abby Livingston
    **SNIP** Those Frontline members, with their Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call race ratings, are: •Rep. Ron Barber of Arizona (Tossup) •Rep. John Barrow of Georgia (Leans Democratic) •Rep. Patrick Murphy (Leans Democratic) •Rep. Nick J. Rahall, II of West Virginia (Tossup) •Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Democrat Favored)
  • U.S. House committee subpoenas Kerry over Benghazi (BenghaziGate 'Lurching' toward a conclusion?)

    05/02/2014 8:55:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/2/14 | Patricia Zengerle - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee has issued a subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify at a May 21 public hearing concerning the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the committee said on Friday. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said the panel wanted Kerry to answer questions about the State Department's response to the congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012, that killed four Americans. Issa, a Republican, said the State Department has not fully complied with previous subpoenas for documents related to the attack. The Benghazi attack has become...
  • Wolf to Boehner: Time For A Benghazi Special Committee Yet?

    04/30/2014 4:53:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Breitbart´s Big Government ^ | 4/30/14 | Matthew Boyle
    A newly released “smoking gun” Benghazi email – which was improbably obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and not via the numerous but uncoordinated congressional investigations into the issue – underscores the need for a special committee to investigate the matter, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said in a new letter. “Yesterday, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch released a new set of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request directly tying senior White House officials to inaccurate messaging about the deadly terror attacks in Benghazi,” Wolf wrote in a letter to Speaker John Boehner.
  • Oversight committee votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

    04/10/2014 2:32:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/10/14 | Christopher Bedford
    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted on Thursday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. The committee’s approval paves the way for a vote in the full House of Representatives. Lerner is accused of leading an effort to target the tax status of conservative organizations, while giving liberal organizations a pass. Lerner previously pled the Fifth Amendment when questioned by the committee on May 22, 2013. The Fifth Amendment protects against self-incrimination. But since Lerner had previously professed her innocence in a statement, a little over one month later the committee voted that...