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White House ex-aide accused of skirting disclosure rules
The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Susan Crabtree

Posted on 08/01/2012 4:05:21 PM PDT by jazusamo

With just three months to go in the election, President Obama’s campaign manager faced a fusillade of questions Wednesday about whether he deliberately skirted disclosure rules during his time as deputy White House chief of staff, undermining the administration’s claim to be “the most transparent administration in history.”

A House Energy and Commerce Committee report released Tuesday revealed several emails from senior White House aides sent from private addresses, as well as email correspondence about meetings with lobbyists purposely scheduled off campus to avoid official records.

Jim Messina, then Mr. Obama’s deputy chief of staff, sent one particularly embarrassing email to a pharmaceutical lobbyist from a personal email account, Politico reported Wednesday.

In it, Mr. Messina promises to “roll” then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, on an agreement between the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Senate Finance Committee on provisions in the president’s health-care law that Mrs. Pelosi was resisting.

When asked about the use of private emails by top White House staff Wednesday, the president’s spokesman Jay Carney said that Republicans were leading a politically charged witch-hunt against Mr. Messina just months before the election to try to tarnish the campaign’s top aide and strategist.

“Republicans have spent a great deal of time and money on investigations, which they themselves have characterized as political,” Mr. Carney said. “This is not what the American people want their elected officials in Washington focusing on.”

He then said Mr. Messina used his personal email account but was diligent in copying or forwarding the correspondence to his official email address to preserve records of the emails.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2012; california; corruption; democrats; elections; fraud; jaycarney; jimmessina; messina; nakedmarxist; nancypelosi; obama; obamabreakspromises; obamalied; obamunism; transparency; transprency; whitehouse
Obama's thug Messina is busted and to no ones surprise Carney has no information.
1 posted on 08/01/2012 4:05:28 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
With just three months to go in the election, President Obama’s campaign manager faced a fusillade of questions Wednesday about whether he deliberately skirted disclosure rules during his time as deputy White House chief of staff, undermining the administration’s claim to be “the most transparent administration in history.

Awww, c'mon, one little mis-step and some people are claiming Obama's record is ruined. How unfair! /S

2 posted on 08/01/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jazusamo

it’s beginning to seem like getting trounced in November be an act of mercy on Obama. It gives him the out he most desperately needs.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 4:17:17 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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Yep, the stunts he's been pulling himself is an embarrassment but the people he's surrounded himself with are just plain inept for the most part.
4 posted on 08/01/2012 4:25:08 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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Thanks jazusamo.
Jim Messina, then Mr. Obama's deputy chief of staff, sent one particularly embarrassing email to a pharmaceutical lobbyist... promises to "roll" then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi... on provisions in the president's health-care law that Mrs. Pelosi was resisting... Jay Carney said that Republicans were leading a politically charged witch-hunt against Mr. Messina just months before the election to try to tarnish the campaign's top aide and strategist.
Y'know, because it's a witch-hunt to expose the corruption of the Demwits.


5 posted on 08/01/2012 4:29:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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When asked about the use of private emails by top White House staff Wednesday, the president’s spokesman Jay Carney said that Republicans were leading a politically charged witch-hunt against Mr. Messina just months before the election to try to tarnish the campaign’s top aide and strategist.

And yet, when Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo account was hacked, everyone wanted to know if she was using the account for government business.

-PJ

6 posted on 08/01/2012 4:55:17 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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7 posted on 08/01/2012 4:56:42 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

While the Republicans are spending a fair amount of time on investigations, the democRATS spent even more time on inane investigations of Republicans.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 5:05:08 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: jazusamo

Carney has had a great deal of no information recently.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 9:48:33 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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