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  • SOURCES: CHINA HACKED HILLARY CLINTON’S PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER

    08/28/2018 6:46:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 103 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:22 PM 08/27/2018 | Richard Pollock | Reporter
    A Chinese-owned company penetrated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to sources briefed on the matter. The company inserted code that forwarded copies of Clinton’s emails to the Chinese company in real time. The Intelligence Community Inspector General warned of the problem, but the FBI subsequently failed to act, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said during a July hearing. A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News...
  • Reid Silent On Baffling Decision To Block Bipartisan IG-Empowering Bill

    03/18/2016 6:17:12 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kathryn Watson
    Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid  refuses to say why for months he has blocked a bipartisan bill designed to ensure inspectors general access all of the official documents they need to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government. Three months ago, the Nevada senator blocked an attempt to pass Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s IG Empowerment Act with unanimous consent, which would make it crystal clear that the 1978 Inspector General Act gives presidentially appointed IGs authority to access all agency records for investigations and audits. Reid still refuses to change his position or explain his objections....
  • NSA Finally Gets an Independent Inspector General

    12/28/2017 3:23:40 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    nextgov.com ^ | 12/28/2017 | Aaron Boyd
    Robert Storch was confirmed by the Senate after more than a year and nominations from two presidents. After a turbulent year that saw the former National Security Agency Inspector General ousted for allegedly retaliating against whistleblowers, the Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the oversight agency: Robert Storch. Storch joins the NSA OIG as the first presidentially-appointed watchdog in the agency’s history. Prior inspectors general have been appointed by the director of the NSA, producing a potential conflict of interest for what is intended to be an independent office. Storch was originally nominated to the post by...
  • German Gov’t ‘Anti-Extremism’ Initiative Funds a Pro-Iranian Regime Group

    12/24/2017 6:19:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 20, 2017 | 7:41 PM EST | James Carstensen
    The German government is under fire for funding an allegedly Iranian-linked Islamic non-governmental organization (NGO) as part of a program designed to draw German-based Muslim communities away from extremism. According to the Interior Ministry, the program aims to signal to local Muslims that they play an essential role in the prevention of extremism. But critics claim the Islamic Community of Shi’ite Communities in Germany (IGS), an umbrella organization, has links to pro-Iran and anti-Semitic extremism. The Bild newspaper reported early this week that a first payment of €19,739 ($23,500) has already been processed for transfer to the IGS. The head...
  • Democrats Mobilize Against Rod Rosenstein As I.G. Investigation Zeroes In On FBI

    12/15/2017 9:13:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Democrats are attacking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s credibility after the Department of Justice released text messages showing a top FBI agent on both the Clinton email investigation and the Russia probe rooting for Clinton while he was investigating her and discussing an unknown “insurance policy” against Trump in case he won the election. The pro-Clinton, anti-Trump messages were, ironically, discovered as part of an investigation into the DOJ and FBI launched by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (IG) in response to Democratic politicians demanding a probe into possible anti-Clinton bias at the FBI. Democratic politicians and...
  • Gerald Walpin, inspector general fired by Obama, dies

    06/26/2016 3:34:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-24-2016 | Byron York
    Gerald Walpin, the inspector general who was at the center of controversy in 2009 when he was fired by the White House amid an investigation of an Obama friend, died today. He was 84. Walpin's son-in-law, Allan Tananbaum, said Walpin was struck by a car while crossing a street in Manhattan. Walpin was fired in June 2009 for his investigation of the misuse of money in AmeriCorps, the service organization that was part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, where Walpin served as inspector general. The investigation focused on Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who became mayor...
  • Obama Administration Restricts Investigative Powers Of Inspectors General

    07/24/2015 9:22:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/24/15 | Kelly Riddell, The Washington Times
    July 23, 2015 The Obama administration formally announced that inspectors general will have to get permission from their agency heads to gain access to grand jury, wiretap and fair credit information — an action that severely limits the watchdogs’ oversight capabilities, independence and power to uncover fraud. An opinion, issued by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, says the Inspector General Act of 1978 — which was written by Congress to create the government watchdogs in order to help maintain integrity within their agencies — does not have the authority to override nondisclosure provisions in other laws, most...
  • Watchdogs: DOJ memo undermines agency probes

    08/05/2015 2:17:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 5, 2015 | Megan R. Wilson
    Agency watchdogs are up in arms over a Justice Department memo questioning the legality of turning documents they say are crucial to their investigations. The new policy protecting certain portions of sensitive documents — announced last month by the DOJ’s office of legal counsel — came under fresh fire from lawmakers during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. Lawmakers in both parties, including the top Republican and Democrat on the panel, disagree with the policy shift, saying it goes against the specific intent of the Inspector General Act of 1978. The law specifies that inspectors general have access to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing'

    08/14/2015 1:04:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    EXCLUSIVE: Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database and 'stealing White House military advisers' phone numbers' The Internet company used by Hillary Clinton to maintain her private server was sued for stealing dozens of phone lines including some which were used by the White House. Platte River Networks is said to have illegally accessed the master database for all US phone numbers. It also seized 390 lines in a move that created chaos across the US government. Among the phone numbers which the company took - which all suddenly stopped working - were lines...
  • Email Shows Trump Team Initiated Effort To Replace All Inspector Generals – Congress Upset

    02/02/2017 6:07:32 AM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Washington is talking about the action taken by the Trump Team informing all inspector generals of federal agencies that their jobs would be on a temporary basis. In a Jan. 13 email, a transition official instructed the transition agency leads to tell the inspectors general in their agencies “that they are being held over on a temporary basis,” according to the Washington Post. Inspectors general are independent watchdogs who are typically in place for an indefinite period, regardless of the party in charge. So why would the Trump team want to let these “government watchdogs” go? Do they really do...
  • Wikileaks: Claire McCaskill (Dem Congress) calls Podesta at home over HRC emails?

    10/23/2016 6:52:58 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 23 2016 | released by WIkileaks
    From:mfisher@hillaryclinton.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-10-06 19:20 Subject: VMs: 1 New (OBE from Tony) (snip) > *Claire McCaskill* > Give me a call back at your convenient on my cell or at home. Got some > info about the state department IG. You guys should digest and figure out > what if anything we can do. > Yesterday at 8:58 pm > *Cell:* (314) xxx-xxxx > *Home:* (202) xxx-xxxx (snip)
  • Malkin: Stop Obama's War On Watchdogs

    10/20/2015 6:31:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 21, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    In the sadistic era of fraudulent Hope and Change, inspectors general inside the federal government have been kicked, neutered and starved of the authority and information they need to do their jobs. It's transparently clear: President Obama loathes and fears independent watchdogs. Accountability is an empty talking point without whistleblower protection and investigative autonomy. That is why Capitol Hill must do everything in its power to stop the White House war on the public's ombudsmen. Federal inspector generals across dozens of agencies are begging lawmakers to grant them access to public records as guaranteed by the 1978 Inspector General Act....
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Committee Knows Of Hillary Email Server Whistleblower

    06/03/2015 10:04:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-3-15 | Chuck Ross
    Link only. This website is causing fits to my computer, but the article is worth reading. I hope somebody else can copy and paste the content.
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 153 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • ‘This was all planned’: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying

    02/01/2016 1:45:47 PM PST · by TBP · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The State Department is lying when it says it didn’t know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal emails and a private server to conduct official business — because it never set up an agency email address for her in the first place, the department’s former top watchdog says. “This was all planned in advance” to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008. The Harvard-educated lawyer points out that, from Day One, Clinton was never assigned and never used a state.gov...
  • IG: Clinton’s Emails ‘Included IC-Derived Classified Information;’ 30,000 Emails ‘Purported to Have

    07/24/2015 11:28:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/24/15 | Brittany M. Hughes |
    (CNSNews.com) – Four out of a sample of just 40 emails that were on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server “included IC-derived classified information,” according to a memorandum that L. Charles McCullough, III, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, sent yesterday to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees and to DNI James Clapper. Additionally, McCullough said, “we were informed by State FOIA officials that there are potentially hundreds of classified emails within the approximately 30,000 provided by former Secretary Clinton” and that these 30,00 emails “are purported to have been...
  • Inspector General: Hillary Clinton Received Classified Info on ‘Homebrew’ Email Server

    07/24/2015 11:41:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/24/15 | John Sexton
    An Inspector General review of emails in Hillary Clinton’s inbox found at least four instances where information she received should have been considered secret at the time she received it. The matter has now been referred to the FBI. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Inspector General only looked at a small sample of Hillary’s inbox, just 40 emails. Of those 40, four were found to have information classified “secret.” A spokesperson for the IG told the WSJ the emails “were classified when they were sent and are classified now.” Though the remainder of Hillary’s email has not been...
  • Department of Justice Backtracks, Clinton Email Inquiry Was Not ‘Criminal’

    07/24/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/24/15 | Alex Griswold
    The Department of Justice has apparently backtracked from an earlier statement saying that they had received a criminal referral into Hillary Clinton‘s email account from inspector generals in the State Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The New York Times reported that, “Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state…”“A Justice Department official confirmed the department received a criminal referral but gave no other details,” Reuter’s Jonathan Allen reported....
  • Government ethics attorneys say Obama's IG system is broken

    05/16/2014 8:42:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2014 | Rick Moran
    AT News Director Ed Lasky has chronicled the shameful problems with Obama administration inspector generals for years, including the political pressures put on IG's in almost every department of the administration. A perfect illustration of this is former DHS IG Charles Edwards, who deliberately slowed investigations into wrongdoing at DHS, including the shredding of dozens of emails - an act that might send him to jail for obstruction of justice. Washington Examiner: The Senate subcommittee began its investigation into Edwards last year when it started looking into complaints that his investigation into the U.S. Secret Service's hiring of prostitutes during...
  • Why the IRS IG Stopped with an Audit [ex-IG Gerald Walpin]

    06/14/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/14/2013 | Gerald Walpin
    Probably in part because the Obama administration intimidates inspector generals. Among all the unanswered questions about the IRS’s illegal targeting of conservative organizations, one is most crucial: Who ordered this extreme scrutiny? Amazingly, IRS inspector general J. Russell George, responsible for the investigation asking those questions about the IRS, has testified that he did not obtain that information. Details of that testimony are interesting. Representative Tom Graves (R., Ga.) asked, “Have you asked the individuals who ordered them to use this extra scrutiny to punish, or penalize, or postpone, or deny?” George turns around to confer with his assistant. Just...