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  • Issa: IRS Officials Sent Confidential Tax Info to Private Email Accounts

    10/08/2013 4:37:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/08/13 | Mike Flynn
    Rep. Darrell Issa, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, recently informed the IRS that the committee's investigation has revealed that senior IRS officials were using their private emails to transmit confidential tax information. The investigation was sparked by the agency's alleged targeting of conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. "[W]e have uncovered a troubling pattern of IRS officials sending official documents to non-official email accounts as well as the use of non-official email accounts to conduct official business," the September 30th letter to acting IRS Commissioner Dan Werfil reads. "In some instances, IRS officials have sent taxpayer protected information to non-official...
  • Obama administration paid contractors millions to snoop through Americans’ financial data

    06/28/2013 8:34:51 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/2013 | Brendan Bordelon
    A secretive data collection program run by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau allows private contractors access to millions of Americans’ personal financial information, according to a government accountability group. The information may also be shared with other federal agencies. Documents obtained by Washington-based Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act illustrate the cost and scope of the program, which business groups and some Republican lawmakers have assailed as invasive and potentially illegal. The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported how the CFPB compelled banks to comply with the program by making successful passage of routine inspections conditional on supplying...
  • Nightmare In Libya: Thousands Of Surface-to-Air Missiles Unaccounted For

    09/27/2011 3:28:07 PM PDT · by edpc · 28 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | 27 Sept 2011 | Brian Ross & Matthew Cole
    The White House announced today it planned to expand a program to secure and destroy Libya's huge stockpile of dangerous surface-to-air missiles, following an ABC News report that large numbers of them continue to be stolen from unguarded military warehouses. Currently the U.S. State Department has one official on the ground in Libya, as well as five contractors who specialize in "explosive ordinance disposal", all working with the rebel Transitional National Council to find the looted missiles, White House spokesperson Jay Carney told reporters.