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  • FLASHBACK: Two Obama-Era Officials Violated Hatch Act But Weren't Removed from Office

    06/14/2019 10:00:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/14/2019 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The U.S. Office of the Special Counsel has recommended the removal of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway over violations of the Hatch Act. The OSC wrote that her “violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system — the rule of law.” This isn't the first time a White House or cabinet official violated the Hatch Act. It happened several times in the Obama administration but the OSC didn't recommend the removal of the official. In...
  • Trump on ‘Fox & Friends’: I will not fire Kellyanne Conway after watchdog rebuk

    06/14/2019 7:39:56 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 23 replies
    msn ^ | 6/14/2019 | judson berger
    President Trump, in an exclusive interview Friday morning with “Fox & Friends,” said he will not fire adviser Kellyanne Conway in the wake of a government watchdog’s recommendation that she be removed over violations of the Hatch Act. “I’m not gonna fire her. I think she’s a terrific person. She’s a tremendous spokesperson,” Trump said. [snip]
  • The flawed case for firing Kellyanne Conway

    06/14/2019 7:10:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/14/2019 | Monica Showalter
    In a weird case of uneven enforcement, the Justice Department's Office of Special Counsel recommended that President Trump's presidential advisor, Kellyanne Conway, be fired for making political statements in a violation of the Hatch Act. Here's the Washington Examiner's listing of her supposed 'violations': Specific violations listed by Kerner related to Conway's comments during interviews about several 2020 Democratic candidates. For instance, she insinuated Sen. Cory Booker was “sexist” and a “tinny” “motivational speaker.” She castigated former Rep. Beto O'Rourke “think[ing] the women running are good enough to be President" and said Sen. Elizabeth Warren was "lying” about her...
  • Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act in TV interviews, federal investigators say

    03/06/2018 10:20:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03/06/2018 | by Dan Mangan | Christina Wilkie
    Kellyanne Conway, a top advisor to President Donald Trump, violated the federal law prohibiting some political activity by high-level officials with her comments in two television interviews about the special election for a Senate seat from Alabama, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Tuesday. That investigatory office said it has sent its report on Conway's actions to Trump for "appropriate disciplinary action." But the White House quickly disputed the report's findings on Conway's so-called Hatch Act violations. The report said that in her two TV interviews, "Conway appeared in her official capacity" and in one case "advocated against one...
  • Office of Special Counsel: (Kellyanne) Conway violated Hatch Act

    03/06/2018 9:36:47 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 64 replies
    www.cnn.com ^ | 3/5/18 | MJ Lee
    Washington (CNN)The US Office of Special Counsel announced Tuesday that White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on two occasions by "advocating for and against candidates" in last year's Alabama Senate special election. In a new report, the OSC special counsel, Henry Kerner, pointed to Conway's TV interviews conducted in her "official capacity" in November and December of last year. The agency said Conway "impermissibly mixed official government business with political views about candidates in the Alabama special election." >P> One of the two interviews was on CNN's "New Day," and the second was on Fox News' "Fox...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director...

    06/22/2018 11:47:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 21, 2018 | Judicial Watch
    Headline: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel. The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an...
  • Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS To

    06/22/2018 10:12:54 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 21, 2018 | sundance
    It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces.For those who remember the issues when the IRS, White House and DOJ organized the post 2010 election “shellacking” targeting of Tea Party groups, the latest discovery from Judicial watch is confirmation of a long-held opinion.  John McCain was instrumental in supporting the weaponization of the IRS to target tea party groups.WASHINGTON DC – […]  In the full notes of an April 30, 2013, meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer [Henry] Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating....
  • McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

    06/21/2018 6:40:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 48 replies
    Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.
  • Now It All Starts Making Sense – Deep State “Fixer”: Henry John Kerner, The Cover-Up Expert….

    06/22/2018 5:49:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 65 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 6/22/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Years of questions about how so many DC scandals never ended up with any accountability are now slowly beginning to make sense. Henry Kerner is a missing piece of a very frustrating puzzle… Thanks to the efforts of Judicial Watch, we now find a name at the very heart of some of the most controversial investigative collapses in modern political history. The same John McCain staffer who told the IRS to weaponize their database to target Tea Party groups, was intimately involved in Fast-and-Furious, Benghazi, IRS and now -under the Trump administration- “Spygate”. If you wanted to control or cover-up...
  • McCain Flunky Who Weaponized the IRS Now Controls All Internal DoJ/FBI Probes ( Henry Kerner )

    08/31/2018 11:41:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | August 3, 2018 | S.Noble -
    As corruption continues at the DoJ/FBI, it is important to know the name of an operative who is working behind the scenes in a powerful position. That person is Henry Kerner. Former McCain staffer, Henry Kerner, a deep state bureaucrat, has oversight over whistleblowers and internal probes. This is no ordinary staffer. This man hates conservatives. Senator John McCain’s Staff Director Henry Kerner urged the IRS’ Steve Miller and Lois Lerner to target the tea party and any conservative groups until its “financially ruinous”. Henry Kerner is now in charge of all internal investigations in the government. In his past...
  • US officials take action to protect Alaska whistleblower (Henry Kerner involved)

    04/26/2019 4:13:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    ap ^ | August 28, 2018 | DAN JOLING
    The federal office that protects employees against reprisals for whistleblowing is advocating on behalf of a federal employee in Alaska who complained about the handling of an Arctic offshore lease sale. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced .. it’s filing a whistleblower retaliation complaint with the Merit Systems Protection Board on behalf of Jeffrey Missal, a regional environmental officer for the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Missal was fired after filing a complaint with the Interior Department’s inspector general and contending that the department violated environmental regulations to facilitate Arctic oil exploration. ... Missal...
  • Fast facts about Henry Kerner, “Watchdog” recommended firing Kellyanne

    06/13/2019 4:30:02 PM PDT · by zerosix · 16 replies
    Now it begins to make sense - deep state “fixer,” Henry John Kerner, the Coverup Expert.....Years of questions about how so many DC scandals never ended up with any accountability are now slowly beginning to make sense.Ed. Note: the continuing evil from the grave of John McCain.....Thanks to the efforts of Judicial Watch, we now (6/23/18) find a name at the very heart of some of the most controversial investigative collapses in modern political history.The same John McCain staffer who told the IRS to weaponize their database to target Tea Party groups, was intimately involved in Fast-and-Furious, Benghazi, IRS and...
  • Watchdog group seeks Hatch Act probe into acting attorney general Matt Whitaker

    11/21/2018 10:21:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 21, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark
    Watchdog group American Oversight filed three complaints against Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Wednesday, alleging that he may have violated the Hatch Act, which restricts political activities by federal employees. The group, founded by a former Obama State Department attorney, claims that Whitaker's recently released financial disclosure forms reveal undisclosed conflicts of interest. “The nation’s highest law enforcement officer should be above reproach, but Acting Attorney General Whitaker’s financial disclosures raise potential concerns of both dishonesty and covert partisan conflicts of interest,” said Austin Evers, the group's executive director. The group filed their complaint alleging Hatch Act violations to...
  • Federal agency recommends removal of Kellyanne Conway from federal office

    06/13/2019 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2019 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Felicia Sonmez, Jpsh Dawsey
    The Office of Special Counsel on Thursday recommended the removal of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in political activity in the course of their work. The report submitted to President Trump found that Conway violated the Hatch Act on numerous occasions by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.”
  • US Office of Special Counsel Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Removed From Office For Hatch Act

    06/13/2019 10:37:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 118 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 13, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    BREAKING: US Office of Special Counsel Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Removed From Office For Hatch Act Violations.. ( Full title).. The US Office of Special Counsel said in a report given to President Trump on Thursday that his counselor Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly violated the Hatch Act and recommended her removal from federal service. The Hatch Act bars federal employees from engaging in political activity. “The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) calls on President Donald J. Trump to remove Ms. Conway from her federal position immediately,” the agency wrote in a letter to the White House. “[K]ellyanne Conway violated...
  • Federal watchdog recommends Kellyanne Conway be removed from job over repeat Hatch Act violations

    06/14/2019 5:20:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 13, 2019 | Grace Segers
    A federal watchdog has recommended that President Trump remove White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, one of his top advisers, from federal service due to her repeat violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits government employees from making political statements while acting in an official capacity. The Office of the Special Counsel — the ethics office for the White House, which is unrelated to former special counsel Robert Mueller — sent a report to the president Thursday finding that Conway had violated the act "on numerous occasions" by criticizing Democratic presidential candidates in TV interviews and on social media. While the...
  • It Exists: DOJ Finds Letter Ordering Scrutiny of Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

    03/09/2019 7:17:55 PM PST · by Aquamarine · 310 replies
    daily beast ^ | 3/9/2019 | Betsy Woodruff
    After it claimed no such document existed, the Justice Department just unearthed a letter Matt Whitaker delivered to the Utah U.S. attorney directing a review of how the department handled the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One issues. Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote the letter on Nov. 22, 2017 for Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber. Matt Whitaker, who was Sessions’ chief of staff at the time, emailed the letter to Huber that day, writing, “As we discussed.” He also sent Huber a copy of a letter the Justice Department’s Congressional affairs chief sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary...
  • SNL's Meet the Press Cold Open Obsesses Over Jeff Bezos' Penis Size: Small Potatoes

    02/09/2019 10:48:03 PM PST · by Conserv · 11 replies
    The opener started with a Meet the Press panel featuring Peggy Noonan (as played by Cecily Strong), Donna Brazile (Leslie Jones) and Eugene Robinson (Keenan Thompson). “You’re all highly-respected journalists, so when all is said and done, what do you think Jeff Bezos’ penis is gonna look like?” SNL’s Chuck Todd (Kyle Mooney) asked. “I know normally high-minded journalists wouldn’t talk about something like this, but it does involve the richest man in America and the president of the United States.” “As a journalist, this is not something I ever thought I’d have to cover, but as a human, I’m...
  • Former senior FBI official calls Whitaker hearing ‘disgraceful’

    02/08/2019 10:15:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/08/19 | Tal Axelrod
    Former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg ripped Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker on Friday night, calling his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee “disgraceful.” "I’ve testified many times in Congress," Rosenberg, who served as chief of staff under former FBI Director James Comey and as a U.S. attorney in the Bush (and Obama) administration(s), explained during an interview on MSBNC. "Sometimes the questions are good and thoughtful, sometimes they’re compound and incomprehensible, but you have to answer every one with a degree of civility and dignity, and that was sorely lacking.” Whitaker sparred with various lawmakers during his...
  • Hearing erupts as Acting AG Whitaker calls time on Dem chairman: ‘Your 5 minutes is up’

    02/08/2019 8:46:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | Februry 8, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker stunned onlookers and lawmakers during an already-contentious House hearing Friday, when he tried to call time on the Democratic chairman after yet another line of questioning regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. The retort came after Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., first said he wanted Whitaker to appear for a private deposition after the hearing and went on to ask Whitaker whether he had been “asked to approve any requests or action” for the special counsel. “Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up, so…” Whitaker replied as the hearing room broke out...