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DHS' Janet Napolitano Leaves Legacy of Corruption, Lies, Lawsuits, and Waste
The New American ^ | 12 July 2013 | Bob Adelmann

Posted on 07/13/2013 12:05:00 PM PDT by VitacoreVision



The surprise announcement that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano will be leaving the Obama administration to head up the University of California means that she may have less opportunity to wreak constitutional and economic havoc.

DHS' Janet Napolitano Leaves Legacy of Corruption, Lies, Lawsuits, and Waste

The New American
12 July 2013

Many were surprised at Janet Napolitano's announcement that she will leave her position as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the end of August to become president of the University of California. Chosen from more than 300 candidates vying for the position, Napolitano managed to keep her interest in that position, and her successful bid for it, from the public until Friday.

She issued the usual departure appreciation statement:

I thank President Obama for the chance to serve our nation during this important chapter in our history. And I know the Department of Homeland Security will continue to perform its important duties with the honor and focus that the American public expects.

In response the president issued his dutiful reply:

Since day one, Janet has led my administration's effort to secure our borders, deploying a historic number of resources, while also taking steps to make our immigration system fairer and more consistent with our values.

And the American people are safe and more secure thanks to Janet's leadership in protecting our homeland against terrorist attacks.


Senator Jeff Sessions, (R-Ala.), saw things just a little differently: Napolitano's tenure has been marked "by a consistent disrespect for the rule of law," he observed.

Almost from her first day in office Napolitano failed to grasp the difference between truth and falsehood. Taking office in January 2009, she stoked controversy and an angry response from the Canadian ambassador when she incorrectly claimed that the September 11, 2001 attackers had entered the United States from Canada. When caught, she demurred without apology:


To the extent that terrorists have come into our country ... across a border, it's been across the Canadian border. There are real issues there.


Michael Wilson, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, angrily corrected Napolitano:

All of the 9/11 terrorists arrived in the United States from outside North America. They flew to major U.S. airports. They entered the U.S. with documents issued by the United States government, and no 9/11 terrorists came from Canada.

Thus began the long litany of inaccuracies, distortions, and cover-ups issued by Napolitano and her agency. In an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley about how the DHS “system” worked in deflecting an attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 into Detroit on Christmas Day, 2009, Napolitano said:

One thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here. The passengers and crew of the flight took appropriate action. Within literally an hour to 90 minutes of the incident occurring, all 128 flights in the air had been notified to take some special measures in light of what had occurred on the Northwest Airlines flight.

When forced to correct the account, Napolitano told Matt Lauer on December 28 that her comments “were taken out of context” and admitted that in fact “our system did not work.”

Napolitano either allowed or encouraged a “female sorority house” environment at the highest levels of her department that resulted in a federal discrimination lawsuit being filed by special Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent James Hayes which claimed her subordinates, Dora Schriro and Suzanne Barr, mistreated and sexually harassed him and other male staffers. When Hayes first reported the misbehaviors (beyond propriety to describe here) to the Equal Employment Opportunity Office, Napolitano launched a series of misconduct investigations against him. Soon thereafter Barr went on leave and then resigned altogether in September, 2012.

One of the most outrageous incidents concerned the publishing of a threat assessment report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence of Radicalization and Recruitment” in April, 2009. The report claimed that the election of a black president, the economic meltdown, home foreclosures, concerns about impending gun control legislation, illegal immigration, and other factors were likely to drive recruiting into right-wing extremist factions. From that report:

The DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) has no specific information that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, but rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment...

The consequences of a prolonged economic downturn — including real estate foreclosures, unemployment, and an inability to obtain credit — could create a fertile recruiting environment for rightwing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past.


The report referred to various “conspiracy theories” that might put the country at risk, along with a porous Mexican border:

Historically, domestic rightwing extremists have feared, predicted, and anticipated a cataclysmic economic collapse in the United States. Prominent anti government conspiracy theorists have incorporated aspects of an impending economic collapse to intensify fear and paranoia among like-minded individuals and to attract recruits during times of economic uncertainty...

DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremist groups’ frustration over a perceived lack of government action on illegal immigration has the potential to incite individuals or small groups toward violence.

When challenged about those “findings," Napolitano was forced to make numerous apologies and her department admitted to a “breakdown in internal processes” in creating the report.

Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, noted in an editorial in March that the Government Accounting Office (GAO) identified billions of dollars in cost overruns incurred by the DHS and that even the DHS Inspector General’s office identified more than $1 billion in “questionable” expenses. He pointed out that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), one of Napolitano’s agencies, pays salaries of more than $100,000 a year to over 3,500 bureaucrats while the DHS itself was paying out performance bonuses of $61 million in 2011. As Duncan noted:

Our country is over $16 trillion in debt. Numerous examples of departmental cost overruns, schedule delays and performance problems cannot continue in this constrained budget environment.

One is reminded of General Sherman’s March to the Sea where total war against Georgia citizens was waged in late 1864 in order to destroy Georgia’s economy. The obvious benefit of Napolitano’s departure for the University of California is that she may be likely to inflict less damage there than she did as head of the DHS.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigsis; dhs; homelandsecurity; janetnapolitano

1 posted on 07/13/2013 12:05:00 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

Evertime I heard Janet speak on TV, I can smell the stench of 3-day old rotting fish. I’m not sure why.


2 posted on 07/13/2013 12:05:57 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: VitacoreVision

In other words “Typical Liberal Democrat”!


3 posted on 07/13/2013 12:07:12 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: VitacoreVision

Then, is she not going to the correct new job?


4 posted on 07/13/2013 12:07:28 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: VitacoreVision
DHS' Janet Napolitano Leaves Legacy of Corruption, Lies, Lawsuits, and Waste

Don't forget treason... and oxygen theft.

5 posted on 07/13/2013 12:09:32 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: VitacoreVision

We`re having a cannoli party here to celebrate her exitus celeritus.


6 posted on 07/13/2013 12:09:50 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: VitacoreVision

Hmmm....maybe we should send Obama some lezzie suggestions to fill the vacancy? Or maybe this time he can pick some sort of tranny?


7 posted on 07/13/2013 12:10:25 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: VitacoreVision
Corruption, Lies, Lawsuits, and Waste

Pretty much sums up the DemocRAT Party, in general, and the Obama Administration, in particular.

Yet the Republican "leadership" in Congress can find nothing actionable.

8 posted on 07/13/2013 12:10:25 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: VitacoreVision

What is going to be interesting to see is if she takes her harem back to California with her.


9 posted on 07/13/2013 12:10:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: VitacoreVision

Left waste? What, she changed her diaper and left the dirty one there for others to clean up?


10 posted on 07/13/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: VitacoreVision

She’s a perfect fit for the California university system.


11 posted on 07/13/2013 12:16:27 PM PDT by animal172 (My new hero....Trey Gowdy)
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To: VitacoreVision

She was involved in the Saudi Al-Harbi’s deportation order denial and cover-up, following the Boston bombing.


12 posted on 07/13/2013 12:17:05 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: VitacoreVision

Sessions says Napolitano doesn’t respect the rule of law? What about his traitorous vote supporting the invasion of the US?


13 posted on 07/13/2013 12:18:37 PM PDT by grania
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To: VitacoreVision
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14 posted on 07/13/2013 12:19:12 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: animal172

I heard NYC Police Comm Kelly is up for the job. Hate to lose him to that corrupt administration. He has done such a fine job in NYC.


15 posted on 07/13/2013 12:20:18 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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16 posted on 07/13/2013 12:24:15 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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.. he may have less opportunity to wreak constitutional and economic havoc" .. ("S" intentionally removed)

Are you KIDDING ???

Head up U of C ... in charge of the graduating mush heads and fascilitating their place in "the workforce"

I WISH I had a magic wand ... bing .. you disappear .... bing .. you disappear ... bing .. you too ,,, disappear ..

etc.

17 posted on 07/13/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: VitacoreVision
I still cannot imagine what happened in Arizona that they elected this POS lesbo as governor.

How absurd was that?

18 posted on 07/13/2013 12:31:32 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: VitacoreVision

She will do less damage running universities. They are already dominated by left-lezbean-America-hating marxists.


19 posted on 07/13/2013 12:45:35 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: VitacoreVision

And for all her crimes she walks like the rest of them. no indictments, no investigations, no nothing, free at last free at last thank god almighty they will all be free at last. Madoffs in jail corzine walks,


20 posted on 07/13/2013 12:46:17 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: VitacoreVision

The next one will probably be worse.


21 posted on 07/13/2013 1:08:27 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: doorgunner69

Our elections are pretty corrupt here. Always have been (See “The Last Gunfight” - Jeff Guinn). The elections got worse for the last election after Barry sent a redistricting commando team here to Gerrymander the state’s districts for the elections. A few years ago, Arizona voters voted down “medicinal” marijuana. It took 88,000 “provisional ballots” cast by out of staters, teenyboppers and who knows who else to push it over the top. Corruption is the name of the game.


22 posted on 07/13/2013 1:09:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: The Duke

Probably one of his muslim brotherhood advisors.


23 posted on 07/13/2013 1:22:52 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: MarineMom613

I heard the same thing this morning. Why anyone would want to be a part of this corrupt administration baffles me.


24 posted on 07/13/2013 1:45:22 PM PDT by animal172 (My new hero....Trey Gowdy)
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To: VitacoreVision

Her legacy enhances her resume and makes her a logical choice for the UC position. Really think someone like Mitt Romney, Rudy Guillani or Michael Hayden (to name a few) would ever be considered for such a position?


25 posted on 07/13/2013 1:47:06 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: VitacoreVision

She provided cover for the Fort Hood killer and others like him - while going after American citizens who didn’t vote for Obama.

I’m sure whoever replaces her will be worse.


26 posted on 07/13/2013 2:30:28 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice organized rallies against George Zimmerman.)
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To: VitacoreVision

That’s a man baby!


27 posted on 07/13/2013 3:03:02 PM PDT by utax
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To: The Duke

Hmmm....maybe we should send Obama some lezzie suggestions to fill the vacancy? Or maybe this time he can pick some sort of tranny?


I was thinking the same thing. My money is on tranny.


28 posted on 07/13/2013 4:42:52 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: bytesmith

Truly...this incompetent nincompoop should be in prison. Truly.


29 posted on 07/13/2013 4:59:59 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: fatnotlazy

My money is on Obama selecting someone like Van Jones - and using the nuclear option. His ultimate FU America.


30 posted on 07/13/2013 6:52:22 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (I wish people would get their heads out of their butts and their noses out of everyones business)
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