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  • Kathryn Ruemmler asks not to be considered to succeed Holder, White House confirms

    10/24/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2014 | By Juliet Eilperin
    Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler told President Obama this week he should take her name out of consideration for the post of attorney general, White House officials confirmed Friday. “We can confirm the president asked Kathy to consider this, and she was among those the president had been looking at,” said a White House official who asked for anonymity in a written statement, referring to the search to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder. “Kathy took this step this week on her own volition—as she always has done, putting the president and the administration first.” The Associated Press first...
  • Obama taps veteran of Clinton investigations for chief counsel

    04/22/2014 7:45:53 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Monday said he has selected W. Neil Eggleston to become chief counsel, adding the expertise of a veteran attorney who was involved in some of the most heated legal battles of the Clinton administration. Eggleston, a white-collar defender who is now at Kirkland & Ellis, will replace departing White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler in mid-May. "Neil brings extraordinary expertise, credentials, and experience, to our team," Obama said in a statement. "He has a passion for public service, is renowned for his conscientiousness and foresight, and I look forward to working closely with him in the coming years."...
  • Ten Leading Democrats Wrote IRS Demanding the Agency Crack Down on Conservative Groups

    05/23/2013 11:57:48 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/23/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Starting in the fall of 2010, ten leading Democrats - including Max Baucus, Chuck Schumer, and Al Franken - wrote the IRS demanding that the agency crack down on conservative groups. 500 conservative and Christian groups were illegally targeted by the Obama IRS starting in 2010. For twenty-seven months the Obama IRS refused to approve any Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status while at the same time the Obama IRS approved dozens of progressive applications. Now these same top Democrats are feigning outrage.
  • Ruemmler met one-on-one with Treasury lawyer long before April

    05/22/2013 10:12:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/22/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Although White House Chief Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler claims to have learned about the IRS audit scandal only last month, she had three unprecedented one-on-one meetings last year with the Treasury Department’s chief lawyer, who has known about the inspector general’s investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative nonprofits since at least June 2012. The Treasury lawyer in turn has a long history of extreme left-wing agitation. Christopher J. Meade, Treasury Chief Counsel, met with Ruemmler on September 27th, December 11th, and December 13th, 2012, according to White House Visitor Records requests. The two had never met one-on-one prior...
  • Is White House Counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler the next one under the bus?

    05/22/2013 8:24:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Until a few weeks ago, only the most die-hard political geeks would have known the name Kathryn Ruemmler or her position as White House counsel. These days, she’s becoming more and more famous, and that might be by design. The Washington Post highlights her role in the IRS scandal, in which the top lawyer in the West Wing is purported to have played goalie with information in order to ensure plausible deniability: Until this week, the story of how White House officials learned that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups was fairly straightforward. White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler...
  • There Was No Surge In Tax-Exempt Applications In 2010 (IRS Defenders Still Using Bogus Talking Pts

    05/20/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/17/2013 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    Fewer groups sught recognition as 501 (c)(4) social welfare organizations that year than in 2009, according to the Treasury Department. ...
  • Clinton WH Counsel Calls For Obama Counsel To Resign

    05/17/2013 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/17/2013 | Larry O'Connor
    Former White House Counsel during the Clinton Administration, Lanny Davis, is calling for the resignation of Obama White House Counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler. ... the White House counsel's office reportedly knew about the Inspector General's investigation into harassment ofdconservative groups, since April. Davis contends that if this is true and Ms. Ruemmler chose not to inform President Obama of the investigation and the possible legal and political ramifications, she should step down. ...
  • White House counsel should resign if she knew about IRS abuses

    05/17/2013 6:49:03 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | Friday May 17, 2013 | Lanny Davis
    I’ve been told today by several reporters that President Obama’s White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, knew for several days — perhaps weeks —that some Internal Revenue Service officials were engaging in political targeting of conservative groups, and that she did not tell the president as soon as she knew even partial reports about the story. With all due respect to someone who has impeccable legal credentials, if she did have such foreknowledge and didn’t inform the president immediately, I respectfully suggest Ms. Ruemmler is in the wrong job and that she should resign.
  • WH rejects subpoena request for Solyndra docs

    11/04/2011 7:01:36 PM PDT · by Baynative · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner Washington ^ | 11/4/11 | Philip Klein
    President Obama's attorney sent a letter to Congressional investigators on Friday, saying the White House would not cooperate with a subpoena requesting documents related to its doling out a $535 million loan guarantee to now bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.
  • White House rejects 'partisan' subpoena on Solyndra documents

    11/04/2011 3:53:27 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 117 replies
    platts.com ^ | 4Nov2011/612 pm EDT/2212 GMT | Herman Wang, herman_wang@platts.com
    Washington (Platts)--4Nov2011/612 pm EDT/2212 GMT The White House Friday rejected a subpoena issued by the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee to produce internal communications and other documents related to now-bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra's $535 million loan guarantee. In a letter to the Republican leaders of the committee, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler called the subpoena a partisan "vast fishing expedition" without legal justification. "The committee's extremely broad request for documents -- now a subpoena -- is a significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests, particularly given that you have not made any effort to tailor the request to...