Skip to comments.Seven Times The GAO Found The Obama Administration Violated Federal Law
Posted on 01/16/2020 9:39:37 PM PST by blam
Democrats and journalists were excited Thursday when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a legal opinion that the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had violated the Impoundment Control Act by withholding congressionally appropriated aid to Ukraine last summer.
The non-binding opinion was disputed by the OMB, which released a memo last month arguing that the programmatic delay sought to fulfill, not oppose, congressional intent.
The GAO decision, which had been requested by Democrat Senator Chris van Hollen of Maryland, disagreed, concluding that the delay had been for policy reasons, not programmatic delay. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) cited the decision in her morning press conference though she had trouble pronouncing the word impoundment and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) likewise trumpeted the GAO decision as a vindication of the House impeachment.
Though the GAO works for Congress, it is not the finder of fact in impeachment cases. Moreover, it is not even clear that the Impoundment Control Act is constitution.
Nevertheless, if a mere GAO finding is sufficient to justify impeachment, then President Barack Obama ought to have been impeached at least seven times over for each of the following cases in which the GAO found that the Obama administration had violated federal law.
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Levin was on fire tonight on the Hannity show and he made a great point....
If this were a violation of the law then what was it when Biden threatened to withhold aid granted by congress to the Ukraine if they did not fire the prosecutor?
He also brought up the campaign nastiness of the Clinton’s back in the day when numerous Chinese Nationals pled guilty for funneling money to the Clinton’s, the Clinton Defense Fund, and the DNC. The transfer of our tech to China back then makes a little more sense now doesn’t it?
Yes, but those were good violations of the law.
Things are not going to be straightened out until a number of these CONgresswine get The Epstein...
Lawless Obama administration - bump for later.....
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