Skip to comments.GAO: With China dialogues, WH violated law
Posted on 10/25/2011 11:10:58 AM PDT by kcvl
Its not every day that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that the Executive Office of the President violated federal law, but thats the conclusion the GAO released in a report this month, after reviewing bilateral talks with the Chinese government hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
The White House Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) disputes GAOs analysis, arguing that the law does not constitutionally apply to the OSTP's diplomatic activities.
The disagreement stems from meetings this past May in which officials from the OSTP met with representatives of the Chinese government to discuss technology innovation and economic issues.
After reviewing the meetings at the behest of Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., the GAO "conclude[d] that OSTPs use of appropriations to fund its participation in the Innovation Dialogue and the [economic issues] violated a section of the Department of Defense appropriations bill that became law in April.
"The plain meaning of section 1340 is clear," wrote GAO general counsel Lynn Gibson, adding that OSTP "contravened the appropriations restriction." The GAO report provided the text of section 1340:
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If the administration wants to make that argument...they needed FIRST to have a pre-discussion and relegislation with Congress. They never did. They simply violated the law, and admitted they have. And they thus...VIOLATED the OATH OF OFFICE.
This is grounds for impeachment, and there was not "prerogative" of foreign policy that precludes adhering to the LAW.
There is a process for changing laws. And he violated that too.
Anyways, the "prerogative" clearly is not legitimately justified by anything they did. This guy is a communist infiltrator destroying our national security from within, while setting up his own private army of Hoimeland Security Adminstration and TSA agents.
“This guy is a communist infiltrator destroying our national security from within, “
And what are we doing about it?