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Source: Obama official on leave after FBI raids
Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT and NEDRA PICKLER

Posted on 03/12/2009 4:14:55 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - An aide to President Barack Obama is on leave from his White House job after the FBI raided his old District of Columbia government office Thursday, arresting a city employee and a technology consultant on corruption charges, a White House official said.

The charges were lodged against the two men at a federal court hearing as the FBI finished searching the city's technology office, which was led until recently by Obama's new computer chief, Vivek Kundra.

Kundra is on leave from his White House job until further details of the case become known, according to a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the official did not want to publicly discuss personnel matters.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhocio; corruptdems; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; first100days; kundra; obama; obamaadministration; obamascandals; vivekkundra; worst100days
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1 posted on 03/12/2009 4:14:55 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, yeah. But did he pay his taxes?


2 posted on 03/12/2009 4:19:26 PM PDT by Safetgiver (America: Taking Affirmative Action to the extreme.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

On leave?!?!?! What the hell does that mean?


3 posted on 03/12/2009 4:20:33 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Damn! Read the headline too quickly—For a second, I thought it said Obama was on leave after an FBI raid....

; )


4 posted on 03/12/2009 4:20:52 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: abb

It means that Obama has not yet thrown him under the bus, but its warming up in the parking garage


5 posted on 03/12/2009 4:21:19 PM PDT by boxerblues (Party like its 1773)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey....they said he wasn’t a target, so why not go to work??....hmmmmmmm.


6 posted on 03/12/2009 4:21:48 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: boxerblues

VROOOM!!! VROOOM!!


7 posted on 03/12/2009 4:22:11 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh what? Another scandel? Another day another scandel. /sarc

America?..........WAKE UP!!!!!


8 posted on 03/12/2009 4:22:39 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Safetgiver

Probably not on the under-the-table payments to allow mooselimbs into the intel circle. Stupid crooks, ignorant traitors.


9 posted on 03/12/2009 4:22:50 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s not the Vivek Kundra... he use to know...


10 posted on 03/12/2009 4:23:07 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o) ..junior senator... add fertilizer ... wait awhile... up sprouts a Jr. President..(o)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Bender2

I can’t remember a more corrupt administration...and considering der Schilchtmeister that is a tall task.


11 posted on 03/12/2009 4:23:54 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("From hell's heart I stab at thee... I spit my last breath at thee." ~ Khan Noonien Singh)
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To: abb
Wow. A corrupt Tech Consultant. That's a shock.

/s

L

12 posted on 03/12/2009 4:24:46 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: abb

Waiting

For

Another

Shoe

To

D
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??


13 posted on 03/12/2009 4:27:40 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Mac from Cleveland

Wishful thinking.


14 posted on 03/12/2009 4:27:41 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Ann Archy

Perhaps standing someone too close to Obama who was just raided might remind people about how “honest” Chicago politics is? Just guessing?


15 posted on 03/12/2009 4:27:49 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Ann Archy
Ok
So our White House/Executive Branch guy did NOT know that fraud was going on, right under his nose, in his DC job?

And we are going to put THAT guy in charge of firewalls and Internet security for the entire White House??

He is either a crook, or an idiot, or both, don't you think?

16 posted on 03/12/2009 4:29:23 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That was fast. It usually takes a week to ten days to see a Obamite being hidden from the press or public!


17 posted on 03/12/2009 4:30:02 PM PDT by WellyP (obama must go!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hmmm, the “boss” was rescued just in time by Obama.

He should be arrested along with his underlings.

18 posted on 03/12/2009 4:30:20 PM PDT by Syncro (NerObama Parties Hardy And fiddles While The American Economy Burns)
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To: Allegra; LucyT; Beckwith; F15Eagle; george76

Obathug Ping


19 posted on 03/12/2009 4:30:32 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice againsnt fascism are ridicule, and derision. (member NRA)
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To: Kansas58

Never fear. This guy is going to be Obama’s chief security guard watching over the federal data systems. Great idea!


21 posted on 03/12/2009 4:33:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Free ThinkerNY
An aide to President Barack Obama is on leave from his White House job after the FBI raided his old District of Columbia government office Thursday, arresting a city employee and a technology consultant on corruption charges, a White House official said.

SEE!

Obama IS right!

We need change as shown time and time again since he became POTUS.

22 posted on 03/12/2009 4:33:36 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

Man what a let down. I really feel for you.


23 posted on 03/12/2009 4:36:09 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberals have neither the creativity nor the confidence to understand the truth of conservatism)
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To: AH_LiveRight
Is Vivek Kundra even a US citizen?
24 posted on 03/12/2009 4:37:55 PM PDT by DB
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To: Free ThinkerNY
AITC has been working with the D.C. government since 2004. Once Kundra took over as D.C. Chief Technology Officer in March 2007, AITC’s contracts doubled to more than $5 million in 2008.

Hello?

25 posted on 03/12/2009 4:40:11 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama: Succeeding Where Bin Laden Failed)
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To: abb
What the hell does that mean?

Another one under the bus.

26 posted on 03/12/2009 4:41:08 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUBAR
ABEND
OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND


27 posted on 03/12/2009 4:43:38 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Supposedly Congress and the Odumbo admin have high approval ratings.

I suppose they do qualify if you are rating criminals.


28 posted on 03/12/2009 4:44:02 PM PDT by dforest
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To: abb
"On leave?!?!?! What the hell does that mean?"

It means that Axelrod is still stumped for a good punchline for the Idiot's speech when he fires him.

29 posted on 03/12/2009 4:45:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heck of a first hundred days for our most ethical administration in history!


30 posted on 03/12/2009 4:45:35 PM PDT by J40000
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He has been outsourced, working for the US in New Delhi.


31 posted on 03/12/2009 4:46:34 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Vivek”? The guy’s name is “Vivek”? There is clue number one something’s up.


32 posted on 03/12/2009 4:46:38 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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To: editor-surveyor
"It means that Axelrod is still stumped for a good punchline for the Idiot's speech when he fires him."

LOL. All the good ones have been used-- twice...

33 posted on 03/12/2009 4:48:28 PM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: Kansas58

It goes without saying that—other than seeing, hearing and knowing nothing—this man is the brightest person (after Onada) in the current usurper administration.


34 posted on 03/12/2009 4:48:50 PM PDT by dools007
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To: Kansas58

Sounds like a plot from “24” doesn’t it?


35 posted on 03/12/2009 4:50:21 PM PDT by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Ps. 11:3)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow corruption this quick? Typically this stuff doesn’t happen until someone is in the job for a long while and thinks they know they can’t get caught. This guy must be just like the annoited one and didn’t want to lose anytime screwing over America.


36 posted on 03/12/2009 4:50:30 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: AH_LiveRight
AITC has been working with the D.C. government since 2004. Once Kundra took over as D.C. Chief Technology Officer in March 2007, AITC’s contracts doubled to more than $5 million in 2008.
On leave ... to Mexico? ;-)
37 posted on 03/12/2009 4:51:08 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Safetgiver

And the hits just keep on coming.


38 posted on 03/12/2009 4:51:59 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: for-q-clinton

Oh I see...he is getting reward by Obama for his thriftiness, but charged by teh FBI for his “thriftiness”.


39 posted on 03/12/2009 4:52:16 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton

Oh I see...he is getting reward by Obama for his thriftiness, but charged by teh FBI for his “thriftiness”.


40 posted on 03/12/2009 4:52:16 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Jim Robinson

Check out AITC homepage. These guys are in the Satyam thing up to their necks.
“B. Ramalinga Raju, chairman of the scandal-plagued Indian outsourcing specialist Satyam Computer Services, has resigned, confessing that he had conspired to cook the firm’s books for several years.

In a letter to Satyam’s board, which was released Wednesday morning to the stock exchanges and market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, Raju owned up to inflating the firm’s cash and bank balances by $1 billion and fudging the firm’s revenues and operating margin in the quarter that ended in September 2008. The actual operating margin was 3% ($12.5 million), on revenues of $434 million, as against the incorrectly reported operating margin of 24% ($133 million), on $554 million in revenues. Debts were overstated by $100 million, and liabilities understated by $253 million.”

http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/07/satyam-chairman-resigns-markets-equity-cz_nk_0107markets04.html?feed=rss_leadership_governance

Did I forget to mention that H1B’s are the scourge of US Technology professionals? They have no loyalty to the USA, and to have these H1bbi-J1bbities Indian and Paki vermin installing McAffee (in)security on any government platforms is beyond stupid. Now Congress has put off the DTV transition until June 21st, with the express purpose of outsourcing the NMS and security to freakin H1B’s.


41 posted on 03/12/2009 4:59:01 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey,
Lets put him in charge of digital medical records!


42 posted on 03/12/2009 5:01:33 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Adding another to the list


43 posted on 03/12/2009 5:02:07 PM PDT by icwhatudo (The Dow is down nearly 6,000 points since democrats took back congress.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“This is not the aide that I knew.”


44 posted on 03/12/2009 5:02:23 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: AH_LiveRight

Idiocy abounds.


45 posted on 03/12/2009 5:03:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: DB; kcvl

Not known. Here what is known, credit to kcvl:

“Name: Vivek Kundra
Age: 32
Born: I was born in New Delhi , India. I moved to Tanzania at the age of one and lived there until I moved to Gaithersburg, MD at the age of 11.
Current Digs: Washington , DC
Occupation: Chief Technology Officer, Washington, DC
Favorite part about the job: The ability affect public policy in a substantive way
First job ever? Worked as a telemarketer
Favorite book? Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Favorite movie? Sholay
Must-see TV? 24, Law and Order, Three’s Company, Meet the Press
Comfort food? Plums
What’s in your car CD player right now? Hotel Costes
Next journey? Sydney, Australia
Last gift you received? A mug that my six-year-old niece in California made for me
Whom do you admire and why? Mahatma Gandhi - he held no formal office, title, or property, yet was one of the most potent political forces in the last century
Best advice you ever got? Free yourself to do the right thing
If you could have dinner with any one currently living, whom would it be and why? Bill Gates. In 30 years he not only created a whole new industry, but is transforming public health and education. From global health to education he is successfully tackling some of the world’s toughest problems!
One thing most people might be surprised to learn about you? My first language was Swahili; I moved to the US in 1985 and took ESL until 9th grade.
Ambition, political or otherwise? To affect change as a public servant”

http://tinyurl.com/bv7hwg


46 posted on 03/12/2009 5:04:19 PM PDT by AH_LiveRight
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Scandals Keep Getting Closer and Closer to The One!
When Something Stinks, Usually There is a Bigger Pile of Crap Nearby!


47 posted on 03/12/2009 5:09:18 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is worse than when Clinton took office.

I wasn't a big fan of Bush, but I gotta say, you could trust’em......I think?

48 posted on 03/12/2009 5:09:33 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Mac from Cleveland; Jeremiah Jr
Read the headline too quickly—For a second, I thought it said Obama was on leave after an FBI raid....

Ha, that's what I read too:

"Obama on official leave after FBI raids"

I mean it makes sense - always time for another vacation...

49 posted on 03/12/2009 5:18:35 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bush's fault.

The sequel to The Teflon Don

50 posted on 03/12/2009 5:23:24 PM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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