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  • The 'Heads Up' Podesta Email: DOJ bigwig belongs in jail [aw!m vanity]

    A single Wikileaks email [*a*] reveals that Peter Kadzik belongs in jail, not to mention the others who failed to report the crime. Look at all who were in on it: John Podesta personally emailed the tip to: 1. Hillary Clinton 2. Cheryl Mills 3. Another 'id'ed as 'H Samuelson' Mills 4. A number of others who had email accounts in 'Hillary Clinton Dot Com'. Podesta tipped them off that Peter Kadzik [the DOJ bigwig] had given him a 'heads up': [quote] There is a HJC oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil > Division will testify. Likely...
  • Time to Give Clinton’s Server Technician the Mueller Treatment

    12/30/2017 1:46:40 PM PST · by mojito · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 12/30/2017 | Andrew McCarthy
    ...I’m thinking it’s a good time for the Justice Department..to show Paul Combetta how it works. Let’s review a few key facts. On March 2, 2015, the New York Times broke the news that Mrs. Clinton, as secretary of state, had used a homebrew server system for all her official email. The House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi jihadist attack immediately issued letters directing that the emails be preserved, along with a subpoena for them. The server system storing Clinton’s emails was then housed at a private contractor, Platte River Networks (PRN), which by no later than March 9, 2015,...
  • Evidence of Presidential Obstruction of Justice [semi-satire]

    12/23/2017 9:01:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Dec 2017 | John Semmens
    According to a report published by Politico, former President Obama blocked the Drug Enforcement Agency's efforts to stop the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah from developing a global narcotics syndicate. The nominal rationale for this intrusion to thwart a law enforcement operation was "to not upset delicate negotiations with Iran." Hezbollah is largely funded by the Iranian government. Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Adviser during the Obama Administration, characterized the revelation as "Monday-morning 'quarterbacking.' Are we supposed to be shocked that a president might place a higher priority on reaching a diplomatic agreement with another country ahead of a routine...
  • Hil's lawyers try to quash old report (Clintons ordered IRS audits of critics)

    10/03/2005 3:48:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies · 3,096+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/3/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - The independent counsel investigation that led to the conviction of a former Clinton administration housing chief could come back to haunt Sen. Hillary Clinton. The Daily News has learned that lawyers are fighting to suppress a potentially embarrassing final report from the probe that found Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros lied to the FBI about paying $250,000 in hush money to his ex-mistress. Cisneros paid a $10,000 fine after he was found guilty in 1999 and was later pardoned by Bill Clinton. And though neither Hillary Clinton nor her husband was targeted by independent counsel David Barrett, his 420-page...
  • BOOM! Devin Nunes Orders Investigators to Physically Remove Outstanding Documents From DOJ

    12/15/2017 9:29:22 PM PST · by Enterprise · 107 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) ordered congressional investigators to physically remove all outstanding documents from the Justice Department on Thursday. “Intel Cmte chair Nunes says Hse Intel Cmte will send investigators to DoJ Thursday to do a “scrub” of documents they have pursued since winter. Nunes says if McCabe doesn’t appear next Tuesd, he will move to subpoena him..or potentially hold McCabe in contempt of Congress,” tweeted Fox News’ Chad Pergram.
  • The EPA reports more lost emails as the House Oversight chair threatens contempt of Congress

    06/25/2014 5:21:48 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/24/14 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    If a certain fecal matter had been the only instance of disrepute revealed from within the ranks of the Environmental Protection Agency today, that would have been more than enough; alas… it wasn’t. (snip) The environmental agency is having trouble locating emails belonging to a former agency employee and pulling information from his crashed hard drive, House members revealed Wednesday while questioning Administrator Gina McCarthy at a hearing on complaints of mismanagement. “What is it with bureaucrats and public employees … the hard drives crash?” asked Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.). He and others on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee...
  • DOJ 'side agreements' let agents destroy laptops in Clinton email case

    10/03/2016 10:25:35 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/3/16 | Sarah Westwood
    House Republicans are demanding to know why Justice Department officials entered into a pair of "side agreement" with Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson — two of Hillary Clinton's top former aides who went on to become her personal attorneys during the FBI's email investigation — that allowed law enforcement agents to destroy their laptops after searching their hard drives for evidence. In a letter from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday, Goodlatte questioned why the destruction of the laptops used to sort Clinton's emails was included in immunity deals that already protected Mills...
  • Judge orders Clinton lawyers to face bar investigation in Maryland

    09/11/2017 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, September 11, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland judge ordered the state bar to open an investigation Monday into the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to delete her private emails. Circuit Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said the complaints lodged against David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were “egregious” and said the state bar couldn’t brush them aside by calling them “frivolous.” “There are allegations of destroying evidence,” Judge Harris said at a hearing Monday morning, where he said the state’s rules require the bar to conduct investigations no matter who raises the complaint, and can’t brush...
  • The FBI conspiracy against Donald Trump

    12/14/2017 6:40:26 PM PST · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-14-17 | DrJohn
    This is a good time to take a good look at the texts sent by Peter Strzok, the actions of James Comey and how they dovetail with the official actions of the FBI. Over at The Daily Caller Chuck Ross has integrated the dossier timeline with the texts, but here we will examine events from a slightly different perspective then we'll circle back.. August 6, 2016: In one exchange from August 2016, the FBI’s Lisa Page forwarded a Donald Trump-related article to Peter Strzok, writing: “And maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the...
  • Does Special Counselor Mueller Have An Obstruction Of Justice Case Against President Trump?

    12/13/2017 9:01:43 AM PST · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    When James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he would not actually say that he believed President Trump obstructed justice when he said he “hoped” the investigation of Michael Flynn would end. But Comey said he clearly believed Trump was trying to influence his decisions. Poor Comey said he was confused about why Trump really fired him.  He complained  "the administration chose to defame him and more importantly the FBI" by claiming that he had failed to be a competent leader.  In fact, Comey testified, Trump never suggested to him that his performance was anything but great. Comey said...
  • The American People Deserve the Whole Story": Grassley on Importance of Congressional Oversight

    12/07/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    US Senate Floor ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Bipartisan Congressional Oversight December 6, 2017 VIDEO Mr. President, I have been doing oversight of the executive branch for a very long time. I’ve done it as a Ranking Member. I’ve done it as a Chairman. I’ve done it when my party held the White House. And, I’ve done it when the other party held the White House. Earlier this year, I stood up for the rights of my Democrat colleagues to do oversight of the Trump administration, even while they are in the Minority. I...
  • IRS Destroyed Laptops Containing Critical Records, says Inspector General

    07/18/2017 1:25:45 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    The IRS failed to adequately store, backup, and search official records for use in Freedom of Information requests and other litigation, according to a new report released by the Treasury Inspector General of Tax Administration. Performing an independent audit, TIGTA found: The IRS’s current e-mail system and record retention policies do not ensure that e-mail records are saved and can be searched and retrieved for as long as needed. Additionally, repeated changes in electronic media storage policies, combined with a reliance on employees to maintain records on computer hard drives, has resulted in cases in which Federal records were lost...
  • AmeriCorps Inspector General Shredded White House Documents at Request of Agency’s Spokeswoman

    11/12/2009 8:14:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 2,087+ views
    AmeriCorps Inspector General Shredded White House Documents at Request of Agency’s Spokeswoman Thursday, November 12, 2009 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) – The acting inspector general of AmeriCorps said he shredded White House documents at the request of an agency press spokeswoman that pertained to the controversial firing of the previous inspector general, who was ousted after investigating a political ally of President Obama. The e-mail message from agency spokeswoman Ranit Schmelzer seemed urgent, as she wrote: “WH documents were sent in error. Can you please destroy them? And can you confirm you receive this e-mail?” Acting IG Kenneth...
  • The terminal cancer of bias in Mueller’s investigation

    12/04/2017 3:15:45 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-03-17 | DrJohn
    It has been revealed that the lead FBI agent supervising the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the alleged Trump-Russia connection has been removed from the Mueller team for sending anti-Trump messages: A top FBI agent at the center of both the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for exchanging derogatory text messages about the president with a colleague. Peter Strzok, a veteran FBI investigator, was shuffled off to the FBI’s human resources department by Mueller after the Justice Department’s inspector general opened an investigation into the texts, The New York Times reported on Saturday. And according...
  • Trump’s lawyer: Presidents cannot obstruct justice

    12/04/2017 5:52:06 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    NY POST ^ | December 4, 2017 | Mark Moore
    A lawyer for President Trump who admitted writing an eyebrow-raising tweet about former national security adviser Michael Flynn said a commander in chief cannot obstruct justice. The “president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution’s Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case,” John Dowd, Trump’s personal lawyer, told Axios. He told the website he wrote a tweet posted on Trump’s personal account on Saturday that acknowledged the president knew Flynn had lied to the FBI when he asked former FBI Director James Comey to lay off investigating...
  • Dershowitz Slams Feinstein Over Obstruction Argument: 'Doesn't Know What She's Talking About'

    12/04/2017 9:40:14 AM PST · by Signalman · 46 replies
    TownHall ^ | 12/4/2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump was pleased with constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz’s defense of him over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, calling the Harvard Law professor’s analysis on Fox News a “must watch” interview. “A must watch: Legal Scholar Alan Dershowitz was just on @foxandfriendstalking of what is going on with respect to the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. political history. Enjoy!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat, said Trump has the constitutional right as president to fire his FBI director. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire...
  • Dershowitz: ‘You Cannot Charge a President With Obstruction for Exercising His Constitutional Power’

    12/04/2017 9:29:24 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2017 | JEFF POOR
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz batted down the merit of obstruction of justice charges aimed at President Donald Trump for what he said was exercising his constitutional power and authority regarding the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey and instructing the Department of Justice what to and not to investigate. “If Congress were to ever charge him with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional authority under Article 2, we’d have a constitutional crisis,” he explained. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire...
  • Exclusive: Trump lawyer claims the "President cannot obstruct justice"

    12/04/2017 9:33:48 AM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    Axios ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Mike Allen
    John Dowd, President Trump's outside lawyer, outlined to me a new and highly controversial defense/theory in the Russia probe: A president cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice. The "President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution's Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case," Dowd claims. Dowd says he drafted this weekend's Trump tweet that many thought strengthened the case for obstruction: The tweet suggested Trump knew Flynn had lied to the FBI when he was fired, raising new questions about the later firing of FBI Director...
  • It Is Now an Obstruction Investigation

    12/04/2017 8:21:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | December 4,2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The president may not be prosecuted in a criminal judicial proceeding for exercising his discretion, however objectionably, in executive matters over which the courts have no power of review. If Mueller tried to indict him, Trump would have unfettered discretion to fire Mueller and to direct the Justice Department to drop the case. You may not like that, but that’s the way it is. It is not, however, the end of the matter. Any powers can be abused. When executive powers are abused, Congress retains the constitutional authority to impeach and remove the president. Obstruction of an FBI investigation may...
  • Devin Nunes: Dems Suddenly Very Interested in Viewing DOJ Dossier Docs They Didn't Want Subpoenaed

    11/02/2017 9:28:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/02/2017 | Debra Heine
    Investigators from the House Intelligence Committee were finally able to get a peek at classified documents related to the controversial anti-Trump dossier behind closed doors at the Justice Department this week, Fox News reported. The committee's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), subpoenaed the FBI and the Justice Department over two months ago for documents relating to the Russia dossier. Nunes told Fox News that in a bizarre turn of events, Democrats from the committee, who had argued all year that there was no need for a subpoena, were the first ones to show up at the DOJ on Tuesday to...