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  • Senators Demand Obama Fire Top Aide for Iran Deal Deception

    05/16/2016 6:16:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 16, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Leading members of Congress are calling on President Barack Obama to fire one of his top advisers amid a deepening scandal over accusations the White House intentionally misled lawmakers and the American public about the contents of last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran, according to a letter sent Monday to Obama and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The lawmakers are pressing Obama to fire deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes following revelations he and other officials “spearheaded the charge to mislead elected lawmakers and the American people about the Iran nuclear deal and the negotiations that led to...
  • Rhodes won't show: White House raises 'constitutional concerns'

    05/16/2016 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The White House told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Monday that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes won't be testifying on Tuesday about his controversial comments on the Iran deal. In a letter to Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Neil Eggleston, counsel to President Obama, said it would raise "constitutional concerns" if Rhodes were to testify. He also said Congress has been consulted enough. "While the administration will continue to consult closely with Congress on this important matter, testimony by one of the most senior advisers to the president raises significant constitutional concerns rooted in the separation of...
  • White House to investigate leak of CIA chief’s name: ‘We’re trying to understand’

    05/29/2014 1:50:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/14 | Leslie Larson
    The White House will investigate how Obama's press team managed to accidentally leak the name of the CIA's Chief of Station in Kabul. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has deputized White House counsel Neil Eggleston to look into how the name of the top U.S. spy in Afghanistan ended up on Obama's itinerary for his weekend trip to Afghanistan, which was emailed to an estimated 6,000 members of the press. Eggleston will review what led to the disastrous mistake and make recommendations to prevent such a disclosure from happening again.
  • Was Obama Hiring of Criminal Lawyer Due to Benghazi E-mails?

    05/05/2014 12:52:22 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    Did President Obama lawyer up in anticipation of Judicial Watch’s release of the Benghazi e-mails? On April 29, Judicial Watch announced that it had obtained the “smoking gun” e-mail on April 18, 2014 – days before Obama announced that Neil Eggleston would replace Kathryn Ruemmler as White House counsel to the president. Politico reported on the switch and made mention of Eggleston’s role in the Whitewater investigation during Clinton’s first term, as well as his ties to Obama’s former White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. The high-powered lawyer helped Emanuel avoid jail time in the pay-to-play schemes involving former...
  • Connect the dots: 4/21 - WH picks Neil Eggleston as new counsel; a week later, Rhodes email pops up

    05/03/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 36 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Everyone missed what is now, in hindsight, a crystal clear signal that the White House knew that the buffalo chips were about to hit the fan; and that they are very worried.On April 21, the White House announced that Neil Eggleston would be the new counsel to the president. It didn't get much notice, but in light of recent events, it's a really big deal.
  • President Obama picks W. Neil Eggleston as new White House counsel [investigation probe?]

    04/26/2014 7:41:03 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 4 replies
    Eggleston served as an associate counsel in Bill Clinton’s White House during the Whitewater hearings, after serving earlier as a deputy chief counsel of the congressional committee that investigated Iran-Contra. After leaving the White House, he represented Clinton in a pair of high-profile court battles over executive privilege. ... In the 1990s, the Clinton White House hired Eggleston to defend executive branch secrecy in two independent counsel investigations: Donald Smaltz’s probe of Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy and Ken Starr’s probe of Whitewater — an inquiry that evolved into an examination of whether Clinton lied under oath about his relationship with...
  • Obama Names White House Counsel

    04/23/2014 10:40:37 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — President Obama announced Monday that he was naming W. Neil Eggleston, a veteran lawyer with extensive experience representing government officials in congressional and criminal investigations, as his next White House counsel. In choosing a veteran of Washington’s recurring oversight wars, the White House may be signaling that it expects the final two years of Mr. Obama’s presidency to be defined by politically charged hearings, demands for information by Republicans in Congress and legal battles over the scope and limits of executive authority.
  • Why Did Obama Hire a Top Criminal Attorney for WH Counsel?(With Former Clinton Scandal Lawyer)

    04/22/2014 6:04:29 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 44 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | April 22, 2014, 5:31 pm | Keith Koffler
    If I suddenly told you I was hiring Johnny Cochran to be my attorney, you’d think – well, first of all, you’d think it was peculiar, since Johnny Cochran is dead. Maybe I’m looking to save some money. But, assuming I mean the metaphorical Johnny Cochran, you’d be pretty sure I’m in some kind of really serious trouble. Or if your wife mentioned she had hired a lawyer, and you found out the attorney specializes in . . . divorce. You’d probably start checking some apartment listings. Which brings us to the strange case of President Obama’s decision to hire...
  • 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."...