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  • Comey Had Been Under IG Review Since January

    05/10/2017 12:53:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    At link.
  • DHS IG Who Let Obama Defy Court Rulings Against Illegal Amnesty Acts Probes Trump Muslim Order

    02/03/2017 8:43:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Obama-appointed inspector general who looked the other way when his boss enacted illegal amnesty programs and ignored federal court injunctions blocking them has launched an investigation into President Donald Trumpís executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The political grandstanding is behavior unbecoming of a federal agency watchdog, which is charged with independently investigating wrongdoing and rooting out fraud, waste and abuse at 64 of the biggest and most important government agencies.In this case the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General (IG) appears to be selectively investigating based on his ideology and perhaps loyalty to the...
  • Wikileaks: Claire McCaskill (Dem Congress) calls Podesta at home over HRC emails?

    10/23/2016 6:52:58 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 23 2016 | released by WIkileaks
    From:mfisher@hillaryclinton.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-10-06 19:20 Subject: VMs: 1 New (OBE from Tony) (snip) > *Claire McCaskill* > Give me a call back at your convenient on my cell or at home. Got some > info about the state department IG. You guys should digest and figure out > what if anything we can do. > Yesterday at 8:58 pm > *Cell:* (314) xxx-xxxx > *Home:* (202) xxx-xxxx (snip)
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 152 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • Gerald Walpin, inspector general fired by Obama, dies

    06/26/2016 3:34:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-24-2016 | Byron York
    Gerald Walpin, the inspector general who was at the center of controversy in 2009 when he was fired by the White House amid an investigation of an Obama friend, died today. He was 84. Walpin's son-in-law, Allan Tananbaum, said Walpin was struck by a car while crossing a street in Manhattan. Walpin was fired in June 2009 for his investigation of the misuse of money in AmeriCorps, the service organization that was part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, where Walpin served as inspector general. The investigation focused on Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who became mayor...
  • Immigration boss who barred feds from terror suspect up for award, but agency won't say why

    06/22/2016 4:15:12 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/22/16 | Malia Zimmerman
    A U.S. immigration official blamed in a federal report for barring law enforcement agents from a suspect in the San Bernardino terror attack has been nominated for a prestigious agency award Ė but her bosses in Washington refuse to say what she did to earn consideration. Irene Martin heads the San Bernardino U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, where last December, she allegedly blocked five armed Department of Homeland Security agents from the man authorities say supplied the firepower in the deadly attack a day earlier. Although an Inspector General's report found she acted improperly, and then lied to investigators,...
  • U.S. Spends More on Medical Care for Inmates than Seniors, Veterans, Military Personnel

    06/21/2016 4:46:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 21, 2016
    President Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that thereís an extra special place in his heart for incarcerated criminals, but this is a bit much. The administration spends a lot more money on the medical care of jailed convicts than retired seniors on Medicare, active U.S. military personnel or veterans, including an extra $100 million in one year alone, according to a federal audit released this month. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) consistently pays outside doctors and hospitals more to treat inmates than Medicare or other federal agencies would pay for the same services, according to the report which is the...
  • Hillary to Bret Baier: I refused IG interview because Iíd talked about it Ďin the public arenaí

    06/09/2016 6:37:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Shameless...Do you really want four years of this? I think in describing the type of liar Hillary is, we sometimes toss around the word ďshamelessĒ just because it seems like a good all-purpose adjective - without necessarily thinking about what it means or why it applies. Hereís a perfect case in point. The shamelessness of her lying has to do with the fact that she will say things so completely absurd that anyone who thinks about it for even a second will shake their head and ask, ďDid she really just say that?Ē But Rule 1 of lying in ClintonWorld...
  • Transcript of Cheryl D. Mills, Esq RELEASED [PDF format]

    05/31/2016 2:15:53 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 77 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Judicial Watch
    The transcript of Cheryl Mills' deposition has been released. Here it is, folks: http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/JW-v-State-Mills-deposition-01363.pdf
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released State Department Office of Inspector General Slams Clinton Email Practices Justice Department Documents Reveal the Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels Ė Linked to at Least 69 Killings Memorial Day: Why We Fight First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released The court-ordered discovery to uncover details about former Secretary of State Hillary Clintonís email system has produced the first testimony from her top aides. This week we released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director...
  • Todd to Hillary: This IG report contradicts your previous statements, doesnít it?

    05/27/2016 8:07:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Hillary Clinton spent yesterday doing damage control after the release of the Inspector General report on her use of a secret e-mail server exposed her continuous stream of lies over the last 15 months on the topic. As part of that effort, Hillary called into Meet the Press Daily, where Chuck Todd took a skeptical view of the spin coming from Team Hillary, as Leah Barkoukis notes at Townhall. Todd zeroed in on one statement from the IG report in which Hillary refused to use an official State Department e-mail. Until yesterday, Hillary claimed she wanted one system for ďconvenience,Ē...
  • GOP leader pushes for special counsel to investigate Clinton emails

    05/26/2016 11:03:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is doubling down on his push for a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton's email practices while secretary of State in the wake of a top watchdog report. "I just have to say the conduct of the former secretary demonstrates why people just don't trust her," the Senate's No. 2 Republican said Thursday. "Her intention has been to obstruct the public's right to know." Cornyn's comments come after the State Department inspector general said that Clinton took steps to make sure her personal email account wasn't "accessible" while she was secretary of State. Cornyn said the...
  • Reid Silent On Baffling Decision To Block Bipartisan IG-Empowering Bill

    03/18/2016 6:17:12 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kathryn Watson
    Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid ÔĽŅ refuses to say why for months he has blocked a bipartisan bill designed to ensure inspectors general access all of the official documents they need to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government. Three months ago, the Nevada senator blocked an attempt to pass Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley¬ís IG Empowerment Act with unanimous consent, which would make it crystal clear that the 1978 Inspector General Act gives presidentially appointed IGs authority to access all agency records for investigations and audits. Reid still refuses to change his position or explain his objections....
  • DOD Opens Afghan Child Sex Abuse Probe

    02/22/2016 12:43:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2-22-2016
    Following a preliminary investigation, the Pentagon is launching a full-scale probe into how U.S. troops have handled repeated accusations of Afghan military and law-enforcement officials sexually abusing young boys. A number of Americans deployed to Afghanistan have said they witnessed signs of widespread sexual abuse and understood there's a sort of unofficial policy encouraging them not to come forward. That understanding allegedly came from an aversion to heightening tension between Americans and their Afghan partners. It was also characterized as a reaction to several troops who were punished for taking action when they made accusations.
  • ‚ÄėThis was all planned‚Äô: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying

    02/01/2016 1:45:47 PM PST · by TBP · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The State Department is lying when it says it didn‚Äôt know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal emails and a private server to conduct official business ‚ÄĒ because it never set up an agency email address for her in the first place, the department‚Äôs former top watchdog says. ‚ÄúThis was all planned in advance‚ÄĚ to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency‚Äôs inspector general from 2005 to 2008. The Harvard-educated lawyer points out that, from Day One, Clinton was never assigned and never used a state.gov...
  • Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs

    01/19/2016 11:29:48 AM PST · by amorphous · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 Jan 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Hillary Clinton's emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government's most secretive and highly classified programs, according to an unclassified letter from a top inspector general to senior lawmakers. Fox News exclusively obtained the text of the unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified "several dozen" additional classified emails -- including specific intelligence know as "special access programs" (SAP).
  • State dumps thousands of Clinton emails at 1 a.m.

    01/08/2016 10:04:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-8-16 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials released roughly 2,900 pages of Hillary Clinton's private emails early Friday morning, several hours past their target of late Thursday evening. State first set a broad target of somewhere between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday. But as the night wore on, that shifted to a 2 a.m. estimate. They were finally released right around 1 a.m. The late release was on top of State's failure to release all the emails by New Year's Eve. Instead of releasing everything on Dec. 31, State said it needed another few days to finish the group of Clinton messages. The...
  • DOJ Red Stamp‚Äôs FBI Blocking Information From Inspector General

    10/29/2015 3:11:17 PM PDT · by amorphous · 25 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 29 Oct 2015
    Department of Justice officials gave official approval Thursday to the FBI‚Äôs practice of blocking access to data and documents in a decision that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz said ‚Äúundermines‚ÄĚ his ability to do his job and violates the will of Congress. ‚ÄúToday‚Äôs opinion by the Office of Legal Counsel undermines the IG‚Äôs independence, which is a hallmark of the Inspector General system and is essential to carrying out the IG‚Äôs oversight responsibilities under the Inspector General Act,‚ÄĚ Horowitz said. ‚ÄúThe OLC‚Äôs opinion restricts the IG‚Äôs ability to independently access all records in the Justice Department‚Äôs possession that are necessary...
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley asks FBI for clarification on Huma Abedin probe

    08/06/2015 6:42:53 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/6/15 | Rachael Bade
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking the FBI to confirm a tip the panel received that the State Department inspector general has probed Hillary Clinton confidante Huma Abedin for criminal misconduct. On Wednesday, the Iowa Republican sent a letter to FBI director James Comey, obtained by POLITICO, asking him to confirm any investigation of Abedin, whoís currently helping run Clintonís 2016 campaign. ďThe Judiciary Committee has learned that the Office of Inspector General for the Department of State (State OIG) opened an investigation involving potential criminal conduct by Ms. Huma Abedin while she worked for the Department of State...
  • Al Qaeda Responsible for 4 Attacks on U.S. Embassies in September

    10/03/2012 10:03:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/03/2012 | Thomas Jocelyn
    On and around September 11, 2012, al Qaeda attacked multiple American assets around the world. The attack that has received the most attention is the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But the U.S. consulate in Libya was not the only diplomatic facility assaulted by al Qaeda-affiliated groups in September. Terrorists with ties to al Qaedaís senior leaders, including al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, were involved in at least three other U.S. embassy sieges in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and possibly elsewhere. A timeline of these assaults is...