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  • FBI Agents See Director Comey As A ‘Dirty Cop,’ Says Former U.S. Attorney

    10/16/2016 8:06:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies ^ | October 16, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    FBI Director James Comey’s decision to not file charges against Hillary Clinton over her unauthorized and unsecure email server was controversial. It led to a backlash against him by conservatives that was also dotted with disbelief and shock. It led to him appearing before congressional hearings for further questions, given how damning his press conference was on July 5 about the agency’s findings. During that press conference, he said that 110 emails on 52 separate chains contained classified information, that Clinton and her staff were extremely careless in handling sensitive information, and that there were three emails that they...
  • Williams & Connolly LLP Colluded With SOS Clinton to Hide Emails

    10/15/2016 7:09:14 PM PDT · by GregNH · 41 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/15/2016 | GregNH
    *From:* Kendall, David *Sent:* ‎Saturday‎, ‎August‎ ‎8‎, ‎2015 ‎10‎:‎24‎ ‎PM *To:* Heather Samuelson , Jennifer Palmieri , Cheryl Mills , Brian Fallon , Huma Abedin , Katherine Turner , John Podesta , Philippe Reines , Christina Reynolds *Cc:* Nick Merrill Two things: 1) As to the server turn over, I think we decided to say something like "the server that was used during her tenure as Secretary of State." 2) I would prefer not to use the "March 18, 2009" date, because we know there were other emails using the her address prior to that date. Could we make...
  • EMAIL: Reporter shared secret Benghazi committee document with Hillary campaign

    10/15/2016 2:44:08 PM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 32 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 10/15/2016 | Kyle Olson
    A bombshell email reveals a Reuters reporter shared a secret document from the Benghazi investigation committee with Hillary Clinton's campaign. Reuters American investigative correspondent Mark Hosenball emailed Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta on April 21, 2015, telling him Hosenball had "a rather interesting document which outlines in detail the principal current objectives of the House Benghazi Committee," and that he was willing to show it to Clinton campaign operatives, according to an email published by WikiLeaks. "If you are anywhere near 1333 H in next day or two I might even show the document to you (I’m out on Thursday,...
  • Wikileaks: Leaked email reveals Hillary Clinton's Benghazi cover-up

    10/14/2016 8:09:16 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 51 replies
    Conservative Outfitters ^ | October 14, 2016
    WiKiLeaks: Leaked email reveals Hillary Clinton's team debating how to cover-up and spin the Benghazi story? WASHINGTON - Potentially damning new information has been revealed in leaked emails made available to the public by WikiLeaks. Email #9722 appears to show how Hillary Clinton's team used the Associated Press and State Department to destroy subpoenaed emails and cover-up the tragic events that occurred in Benghazi. You can read the entire leaked email from WikiLeaks here.
  • It's True: The FBI Is in Turmoil

    10/13/2016 2:52:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 117 replies ^ | October 13, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Clinton campaign, the Clinton organization leads corruption and destruction on practically everything it touches. There is now a roiling controversy inside the FBI. It is amazing. And folks, I know some former very powerful people in the FBI, and I can confirm for you what you are seeing in the media. Joe diGenova said on the radio in Washington yesterday that he knows people inside the FBI that are fit to be tied and are now calling James Comey a crook. They're openly -- not for attribution, but they're calling him a crook. They're wondering what...
  • Clinton Campaign Made Payments to Hard Drive and Document Destruction Company

    05/03/2016 1:46:36 PM PDT · by BubbaBasher · 60 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/3/2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    The Hillary Clinton campaign made multiple payments to a company that specializes in hard drive and document destruction, campaign finance records show. The payments, which were recorded in February and March of 2016, went to the Nevada-based American Document Destruction, Inc., which claims expertise in destroying hard drives or "anything else that a hard drive can come from." "Our hard drive destruction procedures take place either at your site or at our secure facility in Sparks, NV," the company’s website states. “This decision is yours to decide based on cost and convenience to you. In either situation, the hard drive...
  • WIKILEAKS BOMB=> Clinton Camp Discussed Deleting Emails Despite Knowing It Was Against the Law

    10/12/2016 11:48:52 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 138 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/12/2016 | Jim Hoft
    A new Wikileaks email revealed Hillary Clinton confidant Phillipe Reines discussed deleting emails despite knowing it was against the law. Clinton later deleted over 33,000 subpoenaed emails. HRC confidant P. Reines discusses strategies they can "use…as the excuse" for not turning over all her emails despite receiving a subpoena — Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 12, 2016
  • State Dept. to release hundreds of deleted Clinton emails Friday

    10/07/2016 9:06:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/7/16 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials are set to publish a few hundred pages of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails mid-Friday afternoon, although some may be duplicates or near-duplicates of records already released by the agency. The emails are among the 5,600 work-related emails recovered by the FBI during its year-long probe of Clinton's server. The former secretary of state's staff deleted those records off her server before handing over 30,000 emails to the State Department in 2014, claiming the deleted documents were personal in nature. Roughly half of the deleted emails are copies of records included in the original batch of 30,000. That...
  • The Cisneros case isn't closed (Barrett Report)

    01/29/2006 11:44:35 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 2,022+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 1-29-06 | Dateline DC
    The Cisneros case isn't closed Sunday, January 29, 2006 WASHINGTON For eight years, Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno manipulated and frustrated the laws of the United States. In 1993, 74 law-abiding citizens, including their children, died in Waco, Texas, on her orders. Nine months earlier, at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, Randy Weaver's son and wife were killed by men following her commands. Perhaps, with a sense of what is appropriate, Janet Reno last week was the distinguished lecturer at the University of Iowa speaking on the urgent need for death-penalty reform in the United States.Snip During their time in the White...
  • Arkansas Cops Arrest 79-Year Old Legislator for Recording Police

    10/03/2016 3:50:17 PM PDT · by MeganC · 76 replies
    PINAC ^ | October 3, 2016 | Ben Keller
    It was an apparent case of retaliation, but you’d have to see the video to believe it. “Give us a call; we’ll be there when you need our help,” joked Little Rock Arkansas cops Jason Roberts and Thomas Thompson. The two Arkansas cops who were so offended by a 79-year old legislator who championed people’s Constitutional right to record police in public that they arrested him for recording a traffic stop. Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner immediaetly dropped the charges against Walker and wrote an apology for the arrest, which was caught on dash cam. The shocking dashcam footage...
  • Combetta blew immunity agreement -- here is a link to the Tweet

    09/20/2016 7:20:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 115 replies
    twitter ^ | 9-20-16
  • Dear FBI, This Is Intent: Hillary's "Oh [Crap]" Guy Sought Advice On How To "Strip VIP's Emails"

    09/19/2016 2:31:07 PM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/19/2016 | Tyler Durden
    At this point, our readers should be intimately familiar with the timeline leading up to the "Oh Sh!t" moment when the Platte River Networks employee, Paul Combetta, deleted Hillary's emails despite later admitting to the FBI that he "was aware of the existence of the preservation request and the fact that it meant he should not disturb Clinton's e-mail data on the PRN server" (if not, see "The "Oh Sh!t" Moment: Hillary Wiped Her Server With BleachBit Despite Subpoena"). Once Combetta was summoned to testify in front of Congress, we also learned that the FBI had granted Combetta an immunity...
  • Wisconsin Partisan Primary: Voter Incident

    08/09/2016 8:50:30 PM PDT · by knittnmom · 25 replies
    Personal | 8-9-2016 | knittnmom
    I’m an election inspector in the State of Wisconsin. My daughter said I should write up one of the experiences from today. Voter # 25 in our district is a person who has served several times as an election inspector with us. Today, he was not working as an inspector, but seemed to have a chip on his shoulder. When he was asked to say his name, he gave only his last name. Asked for his full name, he said, “Well, you can call me Mike”. Then he was asked to recite his street address. He provided the name of...
  • Brazil's Lula to stand trial for obstruction of justice: court

    07/29/2016 7:18:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/28/16 | Reuters
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will stand trial for obstruction of justice, documents from a federal court in Brasilia showed on Friday. Lula was previously under investigation in various jurisdictions in a sprawling corruption probe focused on state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) but is now officially a defendant. The case dates to last November, when former Senator Delcidio do Amaral and Andre Esteves, the founder and former CEO of BTG Pactual, were arrested for allegedly trying to stop a...
  • Conrad Black and the politics of justice(Fitzgerald BARF Alert!)

    07/15/2007 9:46:15 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 1 replies · 506+ views ^ | July 15, 2007 | Beryl Wajsman
    L’audace, encore l’audace et toujours l’audace~ Georges Danton “If you’re going to take liberties and break the law with other people’s money, there are going to be consequences.” That, U.S. federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald told reporters yesterday, was the message of the verdict in the Conrad Black trial. Those twenty words of Fitzgerald’s are a lie. His words stand as yet another manifestation of the mania and manipulation with which the prosecution prejudiced the judicial wells in this persecution. We got an earlier taste of it when the jury came back hung – a clear statement that the government had...
  • Clinton legal team moves to block deposition in email lawsuit

    07/12/2016 3:24:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/12/2016 | Josh Gerstein
    Judicial Watch has asked to depose Clinton in a pair of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits which have raised questions about whether her private email system was created in part to avoid making messages accessible under FOIA... Clinton’s legal team said her testimony was unnecessary and superfluous in light of her questioning before the House Benghazi Committee last October and several State Department inquiries into the issue.

    06/30/2016 12:43:31 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 121 replies ^ | 6/30/2016 |
  • Exclusive: State Department Won’t Release Clinton Foundation Emails for 27 Months

    06/30/2016 12:33:45 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/30/2016 | RICHARD POLLACK
    Department of Justice officials filed a motion in federal court late Wednesday seeking a 27-month delay in producing correspondence between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s four top aides and officials with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a closely allied public relations firm that Bill Clinton helped launch. If the court permits the delay, the public won’t be able to read the communications until October 2018, about 22 months into her prospective first term as President. The four senior Clinton aides involved were Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fuchs, Ambassador-At-Large Melanne Verveer, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and...
  • Immigration boss who barred feds from terror suspect up for award, but agency won't say why

    06/22/2016 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/22/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    A U.S. immigration official blamed in a federal report for barring law enforcement agents from a suspect in the San Bernardino terror attack has been nominated for a prestigious agency award – but her bosses in Washington refuse to say what she did to earn consideration. Irene Martin heads the San Bernardino U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, where last December, she allegedly blocked five armed Department of Homeland Security agents from the man authorities say supplied the firepower in the deadly attack a day earlier. Although an Inspector General's report found she acted improperly, and then lied to investigators,...
  • New charges of CENTCOM deleting files amid ISIS intel probe

    02/26/2016 8:36:22 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Feb. 25, 2016 - 3:18 - Catherine Herridge provides insight on 'Special Report
  • San Jose Man Convicted On Sex Tourism, Obstruction Charges

    05/22/2016 7:21:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    A federal jury has found a San Jose man who traveled to Manila several times to have sex with an underage girl guilty of sex tourism. A federal jury on Friday also convicted 56-year-old Michael Lindsay of obstruction charges.
  • Committee Democrats Waste More Than $2 Million Obstructing Benghazi Investigation

    03/16/2016 7:36:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    Washington, DC – Select Committee on Benghazi Press Secretary Matt Wolking released the following statement regarding Committee Democrats spending more than $2 million in taxpayer money on politically-motivated efforts to undermine and obstruct the investigation into a terrorist attack that killed four Americans: “While Democrats on the Benghazi Committee have made a big show of pretending to care about the cost of this investigation, they’ve made zero meaningful contributions and spent virtually all of their time and effort on undermining and obstructing the committee’s work, directly contributing to its length and cost. Their incessant politicization of legitimate congressional oversight is...
  • IRS Wipes Hard Drive that Court Ordered It to Preserve

    01/20/2016 5:20:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/20/16 | Nate Church
    Despite a court preservation order, the IRS has wiped the hard drive of their former director of transfer pricing operations, Samuel Maruca. Maruca is connected to the agency’s controversial retainer of law firm Quinn Emanuel. The IRS privately contracted the litigation firm to assist in an audit of a corporate taxpayer, overlooking the firm’s lack of any experience managing sensitive tax data. The IRS has faced criticism for its decision, specifically from Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 43% . In a letter to the IRS, Senator Hatch voiced his concern that the agency’s $2.2 million tax-payer funded contract...
  • State dumps thousands of Clinton emails at 1 a.m.

    01/08/2016 10:04:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-8-16 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials released roughly 2,900 pages of Hillary Clinton's private emails early Friday morning, several hours past their target of late Thursday evening. State first set a broad target of somewhere between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday. But as the night wore on, that shifted to a 2 a.m. estimate. They were finally released right around 1 a.m. The late release was on top of State's failure to release all the emails by New Year's Eve. Instead of releasing everything on Dec. 31, State said it needed another few days to finish the group of Clinton messages. The...
  • FBI Probe of Hillary Clinton Expands Again: New Potential Felonies Over False Statements

    11/12/2015 12:52:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 12, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier this week, the FBI probe of Democrat presidential frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server has expanded. Today, the FBI is further expanding its investigation by putting Clinton under the microscope for potentially violating a federal false statements statute, a felony offense. More from Fox News:The FBI has expanded its probe of Hillary Clinton's emails, with agents exploring whether multiple statements violate a federal false statements statute, according to intelligence sources familiar with the ongoing case. Fox News is told agents are looking at U.S. Code 18, Section...
  • Poll: Most Voters Think Hillary Clinton’s Email Practices Were Illegal or Unethical

    11/12/2015 2:30:30 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 12, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    More than two-thirds of American voters say Hillary Clinton’s controversial email practices as secretary of state were either illegal or unethical, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. A total of 28 percent said Hillary’s exclusive use of a secret private server to conduct government business was illegal, while 40 percent said the arrangement was unethical, a position shared by 40 percent of Democratic voters. Only 27 percent of voters said they thought Clinton did nothing wrong, including a surprisingly low 49 percent of Democrats. The results are in line with previous polls suggesting that voters simply do not trust Hillary...
  • Email Scandal: Hillary Could Face Real Jail Time As FBI Probe Intensifies

    10/17/2015 7:47:40 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-16-15 | John Merline
    If Hillary Clinton and her supporters thought her email problems were behind them after the Democratic debate, those hopes could soon be dashed. Fox News reported this week that the FBI is looking into whether there's been any violation of the Espionage Act as a result of her use of a private, unsecured email system while secretary of state. When classified material started showing up in Clinton's emails, she argued that she'd done nothing wrong because none of the emails she sent or received was marked "classified" at the time. But violating the Espionage Act doesn't require that the information...
  • Only the deceit is transparent

    11/19/2012 9:47:37 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-12 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama promised his administration set a new standard in transparency: I will also hold myself as president to a new standard of openness .... Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Obama even issued a memo My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government. He declared his to...
  • Do Hillary and Nixon Look Like Soulmates?

    08/21/2015 5:39:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/21/2015 | John Fund
    When Bob Woodward, one of two Washington Post reporters who were instrumental in cracking open Watergate, went on MSNBC and compared Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal to Richard Nixon’s tapes, eyebrows went up all over Washington. Then it was reported that FBI analysts may be able to recover some of the e-mails that were “wiped” off of Hillary’s private server as well as learn who had access to it and whether outsiders tried to hack it. Comparisons to Nixon and his tapes are becoming more concrete. The comparison drew howling scorn from Clinton defenders. On Wednesday, veteran Clinton consigliere James Carville...
  • Clinton Lawyer Says Her Email Server Was Wiped Clean [Time For Criminal Indictments To Issue]

    08/19/2015 2:46:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    YahooNews ^ | August 19, 2015
    Clinton Lawyer Says Her Email Server Was Wiped Clean By STEPHEN BRAUN WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton's personal lawyer has told a Senate committee that emails and all other data stored on her computer server were erased before the device was turned over to federal authorities. In a letter sent last week to Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, attorney David Kendall said the server was transferred to the FBI on Aug. 12 by Platte River Networks, a Denver firm hired by Clinton to oversee the device. The Senate committee made Kendall's letter public on...
  • Clinton aides’ BlackBerrys likely destroyed (Drudge calling it "wipewater")

    08/19/2015 5:05:31 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/19/15 02:05 PM EDT | Julian Hattem
    State Department BlackBerry devices issued to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin have likely been destroyed or sold off, the department said in a court filing on Wednesday. Mills and Abedin “were each issued BlackBerry devices,” department Executive Secretary Joseph Macmanus wrote in the filing. The department, however, “has not located any such device,” and believes that they would have been destroyed or removed from the department's control.
  • State Department: We’re Not Helping Hillary Email Server Investigation

    08/15/2015 8:47:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 8/14/2015 | Patrick Howley
    The State Department said Friday that it is not going to search Hillary Clinton’s email server, and that it is not helping the Department and Justice and the FBI with their investigation into Clinton’s server.
  • Sources: Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane to be charged on Thursday

    08/05/2015 9:55:52 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 18 replies
    Copyright ©2015 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved. ^ | Wednesday, August 05, 2015 05:48PM | Sources:?
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WPVI) -- Sources tell Action News that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will be charged Thursday after an ongoing investigation into a grand jury leak. The exact charges are not yet known. The investigation centered on whether Kane had a role in disclosing information about a 2009 grand jury investigation to the Philadelphia Daily News last year. A grand jury recommended in December that Kane be charged for engaging in a cover-up and lying about her role in the leak. The grand jury's allegations were referred to Montomgery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.
  • IRS “Midnight Unit” Destroyed Backup Tapes With Lois Lerner Emails

    08/01/2015 9:57:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies ^ | july 31, 2015 | alexander hendrie
    Backup tapes containing as many as 24,000 Lois Lerner emails were destroyed by an IRS entity officially known as the “Media Management Midnight Unit” located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, according to documentation released this week by the House Oversight Committee. In all, 422 backup tapes holding the emails were magnetically “degaussed” despite an agency-wide preservation order and congressional subpoena. Degaussing is a process whereby powerful magnets are used to erase data on a storage tape. The preservation order came from IRS Chief Technology Officer Terence Millholland in response to Congressional subpoenas over Lois Lerner’s emails. However, the agency completely failed to ensure...
  • Lois Lerner Used Instant-Messaging System Because It Didn’t Save Her Messages

    07/29/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-29-15 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used an instant-messaging system that did not automatically save the messages they sent, according to newly released emails obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner loved the agency’s “Office Communication Server” (OCS) specifically because it left no record of her messages during the period in which her department was targeting conservative and tea party groups. “I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails — so...
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • New emails reignite Hillary Clinton email scandal

    06/22/2015 10:05:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Congress released nearly 200 pages of newly uncovered emails involving former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, raising questions Monday about whether the Obama administration and the Democratic presidential candidate herself were truthful when they said they turned over all of her email communications on Benghazi. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the select House committee looking into the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya, demanded the State Department say whether it has the emails — a way of testing whether the administration withheld them against the wishes of the committee, or whether Mrs. Clinton never turned them over in the first...
  • Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

    05/31/2015 8:59:23 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    A gruesome suicide, a likely murder, a tragic plane crash, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling story, giving them a frightening perspective on justice and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld. Licensed to Lie is the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power.
  • Trey Gowdy: Obama administration obstructing Benghazi probe

    05/11/2015 5:42:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies ^ | May 11, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    A special House panel investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has uncovered tens of thousands of new documents, but is still facing "obstacles" from the Obama administration, an interim report issued Monday said. An "Interim Progress Update" was released Monday revealing the investigation "has uncovered new witnesses, new documents, new facts and will result in the most detailed and complete accounting of what happened in Benghazi." And it reported that the panel in June will interview former Secretary of State Leon Panetta, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey and retired General...
  • Clinton Wipes Server, Cites Right Against Self-Incrimination [semi-satire]

    03/31/2015 9:10:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    In what her backers are calling the “perfect checkmate” move, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sought to blunt all further inquiries into her activities while at the Department of State by completely reformatting the server used for her email correspondence while she was in office. “Those who are trying to prove that I’m guilty of violating the law will have to do it without access to documents formerly on my own private server,” Clinton announced. “They may grouse that since I used this server for all my official correspondence as Secretary of State that I had no right...
  • On Benghazi, a timeline of State Department obstruction

    03/15/2015 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/14/15 | Byron York
    **SNIP** September 20, 2012 — Nine days after the attack, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Calif., chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense, and Foreign Operations, which is part of the larger Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sends a document request to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The request is for all information the Department has about the attack, and it specifically includes "any written, recorded, or graphic matter of any nature whatsoever, regardless of how recorded, and whether original or copy, including, but not limited to, the following: memoranda, reports, expense reports, books, manuals, instructions, financial reporters,...
  • NY Occupy activist acquitted of obstructing police

    10/10/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 9:49 PM EDT
    After a police-assault conviction made her a rallying point for activists, an Occupy Wall Street protester was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police. Cecily McMillan was acquitted Friday of obstructing government administration, after her second trial this year. […] In the latest case, prosecutors said McMillan interfered with officers who’d stopped two accused fare-beaters in a Manhattan subway station in December 2013. McMillan claimed to be a lawyer, urged the two not to cooperate with police, hectored the officers and got in the way while shooting video when the officers took the two to a transit...
  • Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional probe: IRS lawyer

    08/26/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-26-14 | Doug McKelway
    Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration. Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was "removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012." That date - June 2012 - is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about...
  • The IRS Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry, Too

    08/26/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2014 | Bryan Preston
    After Monday’s bombshell about the federal government’s system-wide email back-up system broke, there was yet another bombshell. The IRS “recycled” — destroyed — Lois Lerner’s hard drive in June 2011, just 10 days after Rep. Dave Camp had sent a letter to the IRS inquiring about the targeting of conservative groups that Lerner knew about and may have orchestrated. The IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry device, too. Even though there is no suggestion that it ever “crashed,” as the agency claims about her hard drive. Even worse, the IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry after it knew of the crash, and while the...
  • Obama illegally tried to block FOIA release of video of Michael Brown committing theft and assault

    08/17/2014 4:17:56 AM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 16, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama illegally tried to block a Freedom of Information release of the video that shows Michael Brown committing theft and assault Here is yet one more example of the “most transparent administration in history” illegally trying to block a Freedom of Information request.On August 15, NRP reported:[Ferguson Police Chief Thomas] Jackson said he had gotten numerous Freedom of Information Act requests from the media to release the video. “I had to release it,” he said.“I had been sitting on it and too many people put in FOIA requests for it and I had to release it,”...
  • Fox News Poll: Voters think IRS emails were deliberately destroyed

    06/24/2014 4:21:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Dana Blanton
    The consensus is: it’s no accident. More than three-quarters of voters -- 76 percent -- think the emails missing from the account of Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official at the center of the scandal over targeting of conservative groups, were deliberately destroyed. That’s according to a new Fox News poll. That suspicion is shared across party lines, albeit to varying degrees. An overwhelming 90 percent of Republicans think the emails were intentionally destroyed, as do 74 percent of independents and 63 percent of Democrats. CLICK HERE TO READ THE POLL RESULTS Overall, just 12 percent of voters believe the emails...

    05/29/2014 10:33:21 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 29, 2014 | by WILLIAM BIGELOW
    On the floor of the House Wednesday, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs featured a dialogue between Chairman Jeff Miller and Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations at the Veterans Health Administration. Another shocking piece of information about VA hospitals was revealed during that exchange. Miller revealed he had received an email from an employee at the Los Angeles VA Medical Center in which the employee raised concerns over the status of patient wait times and the possible manipulation of records. The director of the facility responded to colleagues via email and said that the...

    05/22/2014 8:48:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Congress.Gov - Congressional Record ^ | 5-21-2014 | Darrell Issa
    THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA (Extensions of Remarks - May 21, 2014) Text of this article available as: TXT PDF [Extensions of Remarks] [Page E797] THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA _____ HON. DARRELL E. ISSA of california in the house of representatives Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Mr. ISSA. Mr. Speaker, as the House's Select Committee on Benghazi stands up and takes ownership of an investigation that has been...
  • 'Rogue law enforcement agency' inside EPA the subject of testimony today

    05/07/2014 1:43:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 7, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The House Oversight Committee under Darrell Issa is slated to hear testimony today on another Obama administration cover-up. ... A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator told Congress. The assistant EPA inspector general for investigations, Patrick Sullivan, was expected to testify Wednesday before a House oversight committee ... The office of about 10 employees is overseen by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's office, and the inspector general's office is accusing it...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Tells Fox: Book Will Focus on Obama's 'Aggressive' Use of 'Obstruction...

    04/14/2014 7:15:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 4/13/2014 | Tim Graham
    Recently departed CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson appeared with Howard Kurtz on Fox's Media Buzz on Sunday. Kurtz said her forthcoming book is titled “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.” Kurtz asked her to define those forces. "I think any journalist who has been covering Washington for a few years would agree… that there is pressure coming to bear on journalists for just doing their job in ways that have never come to bear before."