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  • Should convicted former House speaker get his pension back? [MA; Finneran]

    12/04/2016 10:19:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 12:33 AM EST | Denise Lavoie
    The highest court in Massachusetts is set to hear arguments in a long-running legal battle over whether former House speaker Thomas Finneran should be able to collect his $34,000 annual pension despite his conviction on an obstruction of justice charge. Finneran’s fall from grace began in 2003 when he lied about his role in a legislative redistricting plan. …
  • Bernstein: FBI Would Not Reopen Case Unless New Evidence Was "A Real Bombshell

    10/28/2016 5:07:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 28 October 2016 | Tim Hains
    Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein comments on the FBI's shocking Friday afternoon announcement that they are reopening the investigation into Hilary Clinton's email server because new evidence has come to light. :: CARL BERNSTEIN: Well, there's no question that the e-mails have always been the greatest threat to her candidacy for president, that her conduct in regard to the e-mails is really indefensible and if there was going to be more information that came out, it was the one thing, as I said on the air last night, actually that could really perhaps affect this election. We don't know what this...
  • John Ratcliffe (R-TX) Confronts James Comey Over Missing Evidence

    09/30/2016 12:18:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 35 replies
    Click on link. This evisceration is worth 2min 19sec of your time. Remarkable destruction of evidence and no one goes to jail.
  • Breaking: Jim Jordan Gets FBI Director To Confirm Cover Up of Evidence Tampering

    09/28/2016 1:36:52 PM PDT · by 1theskiller · 143 replies
    9/28/2016 Representative Jim Joran (R-OH) is able to establish with FBI Director James Comey that top Hillary Clinton I.T. Aide was online using Reddit to attempt to cover up production of documents, email addresses and then later "covering up the cover up."
  • DOJ Blocked Clinton Foundation Probe - Drudge

    08/10/2016 11:33:08 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 112 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 8/10/2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state raise questions about the nature of the department's relationship with the Clinton Foundation. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, released 296 pages of emails from the Democratic presidential nominee, including 44 that Judicial Watch says were not previously handed over to the State Department by Clinton. The emails, many of which are heavily redacted, raise questions about the Clinton Foundation's influence on the State Department and its relations during her tenure. In one instance, top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band lobbied Clinton aides for a job for someone...
  • Exclusive: State Department Won’t Release Clinton Foundation Emails for 27 Months

    06/30/2016 12:33:45 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/30/2016 | RICHARD POLLACK
    Department of Justice officials filed a motion in federal court late Wednesday seeking a 27-month delay in producing correspondence between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s four top aides and officials with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a closely allied public relations firm that Bill Clinton helped launch. If the court permits the delay, the public won’t be able to read the communications until October 2018, about 22 months into her prospective first term as President. The four senior Clinton aides involved were Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fuchs, Ambassador-At-Large Melanne Verveer, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and...
  • Jason Chaffetz Accuses DHS Counsel of Witness Intimidation

    04/19/2016 2:55:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/19/16 | Jack Heretik
    During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said that he believed that Jonathan E. Meyer, the deputy general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, had overseen the intimidation of a witness who had talked to the committee. “When the committee attorneys asked the witness whether they had been discouraged from speaking with the committee, both the agency and the department attorney repeatedly refused to allow the witness to answer the question, even going so far as to interrupt when the witness appeared willing to answer. How does the...
  • 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...
  • State Dept. seeks to oust 16 judges from Clinton email cases in favor of one judge

    09/03/2015 9:31:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 932/15 | Stephen Dinan
    An overwhelmed State Department officially asked late Wednesday that the 17 judges pursuing former secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails be shunted aside in favor of a single judge who will oversee the government’s searches and releases. In a filing with the federal district court in Washington, the Obama administration admitted the request was unusual because the cases involve a wide range of documents on unrelated subjects, but said the process is no longer “orderly” and there needs to be a single case where they can make their arguments. “Different judges are being asked to impose a variety of search regimes,...
  • How the State Department Is Stiffing the Intelligence Community Out of Hillary Clinton’s E-mails

    08/20/2015 7:13:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/20/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Hillary Clinton’s awkward intransigence in the face of an unrelenting e-mail scandal is playing out under the harsh media spotlight of a presidential campaign. Garnering less attention is the intransigence of a former Clinton colleague at Foggy Bottom, who appears to be leading an effort to shield her potentially classified e-mails from further scrutiny by the intelligence community. He is Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy, and for weeks now he has denied the intelligence community inspector general (IG) access to Clinton’s e-mails, while substantially limiting the access granted to the State Department’s own IG. He’s also ignored official guidance from...
  • State Department: We’re Not Helping Hillary Email Server Investigation

    08/15/2015 8:47:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/14/2015 | Patrick Howley
    The State Department said Friday that it is not going to search Hillary Clinton’s email server, and that it is not helping the Department and Justice and the FBI with their investigation into Clinton’s server.
  • 'Rogue law enforcement agency' inside EPA the subject of testimony today

    05/07/2014 1:43:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 7, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The House Oversight Committee under Darrell Issa is slated to hear testimony today on another Obama administration cover-up. ... A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator told Congress. The assistant EPA inspector general for investigations, Patrick Sullivan, was expected to testify Wednesday before a House oversight committee ... The office of about 10 employees is overseen by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's office, and the inspector general's office is accusing it...
  • Gowdy: Hillary Had Three Subpoenas, Two Before Server Was Wiped

    07/09/2015 5:51:47 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Jul 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said Hillary Clinton actually had three subpoenas, two of which were sent before her server was wiped on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Gowdy was asked, “‘I’ve never had a subpoena,’ her words. Congressman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), did Hillary Clinton lie yesterday?” He answered, “It is a fact that there was a subpoena issued to her in March of 2015. But Congressman, it’s also a fact that there was a subpoena in existence from another Congressional committee far before that one. So there are two subpoenas. There are letters from Congress. And there’s a statutory...
  • Watchdog: IRS erased backups after loss of tea party emails

    06/24/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2015 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS employees erased computer backup tapes a month after officials discovered that thousands of emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal had been lost, according to government investigators. The investigators, however, concluded that employees erased the tapes by mistake, not as part of an attempt to destroy evidence. As many as 24,000 emails were lost because 422 backup tapes were erased, according to J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The revelation is likely to fuel conspiracy theories among conservatives who say the IRS has obstructed congressional investigations into the scandal. George...
  • New emails reignite Hillary Clinton email scandal

    06/22/2015 10:05:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Congress released nearly 200 pages of newly uncovered emails involving former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, raising questions Monday about whether the Obama administration and the Democratic presidential candidate herself were truthful when they said they turned over all of her email communications on Benghazi. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the select House committee looking into the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya, demanded the State Department say whether it has the emails — a way of testing whether the administration withheld them against the wishes of the committee, or whether Mrs. Clinton never turned them over in the first...
  • How cheap is Hillary Clinton’s campaign? This cheap.

    06/09/2015 10:07:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2015 | By Anne Gearan
    John Podesta -- counselor and enforcer to two presidents, longtime Democratic sage and now the chairman of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign -- stood in line on a Manhattan street corner the other day, waiting to board a bus. Podesta was paying just $30 to travel to Washington aboard a Vamoose bus. And that's the reason the Clinton campaign has decreed that staffers must schlep on the bus. There is plenty of eye-rolling among the staff, nonetheless. Campaign staffers are also using their personal cellphones for work to save a few bucks. Clinton is running as a warrior for the...
  • Should Hillary Clinton Call for Debt-Free College for All Americans?

    06/08/2015 1:18:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 8, 2015 | by Perry Bacon Jr.
    An aggressive push for what's being billed as "debt-free college" has galvanized progressive activists, putting Hillary Clinton in the position of either endorsing an idea that will be controversial or being criticized by liberals as too timid if she does not. The proposal, which is also energizing Democrats on Capitol Hill, attempts to enshrine a promise that all Americans can attend a public college and get a four-year degree with little tuition cost and while incurring no student debt. One of Clinton's Democratic rivals, ex-Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, has endorsed the idea. Another Democratic candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has...
  • The CEO of This $2 Billion Startup Is Hosting a Big Hillary Fundraiser

    06/04/2015 10:42:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    TIME ^ | June 4, 2015 | by Laura Lorenzetti
    Box CEO Aaron Levie has thrown his support behind presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as the 2016 race kicks into gear. Levie, the 30-year-old founder of the recently-public company, has agreed to host a fundraiser for the Democratic frontrunner. Levie, who was busy building his “cloud” data storage business back in 2008 the last time Clinton ran, told Reuters that this year’s election is a big one for the tech sector. The stakes are high given that issues such as improving the patent system, securing visas, and protecting privacy rights directly affect his business and others in and around Silicon Valley....
  • Bill Clinton pens letter to foundation donors

    05/29/2015 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2015 | By ANNIE KARNI and KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the controversies swirling around his family’s foundation and vexing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “It’s the political season in America, so the purpose and impact of the efforts your support makes possible has largely been ignored in recent coverage of the Foundation,” Clinton wrote Friday morning in a 1,178-word letter to donors and supporters of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Clinton’s only concession to the spate of bad news was that the foundation will “continue to look for ways to improve our reporting systems so that we can operate as accurately,...
  • This Is How Much Hillary Clinton’s Pantsuit Costs

    05/28/2015 3:47:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    TIME ^ | May 28, 2015 | by Claire Zillman
    Dressing like a presidential hopeful is not cheap As Hillary Clinton graces stage after stage during her 2016 presidential campaign, she’s sure to be wearing her signature look: the pantsuit. Her campaign has even made light of her penchant for pantsuits by selling a t-shirt version of the trademark style. You can buy the “Everyday Pantsuit Tee” for $30. The real thing will cost you a tad more, up to $1,400. Jackets by designer Nina McLemore—who has sold Clinton many a pantsuit, according to Politico—will set buyers back between $500 and $1,000. Pants cost about $400.