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  • IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account

    08/24/2015 6:40:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    ‘Toby Miles’ account linked to government businessLois Lerner had yet another personal email account used to conduct some IRS business, the tax agency confirmed in a new court filing late Monday that further complicates the administration’s efforts to be transparent about Ms. Lerner’s actions during the tea party targeting scandal. The admission came in an open-records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that has sued to get a look at emails Ms. Lerner sent during the targeting. IRS lawyer Geoffrey J. Klimas told the court that as the agency was putting together a set of...
  • State Dept. confirms Clinton aides had other unreported email accounts

    08/15/2015 9:35:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/15 | Stephen Dinan
    Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s top aides, used personal email accounts to conduct government business in addition to a State Department email and an account on the controversial server Mrs. Clinton kept at her New York home, the State Department confirmed to a federal court Friday. The State Department admitted to the judge that it doesn’t have control over those documents, and can’t be sure it has all of the records from their time in the administration. John F. Hackett, the top open-records official at the department, said they have officially concluded that...
  • State Department request for Huma Abedin's records waylaid for 2 months

    08/06/2015 12:05:29 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | August 6, 2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    The State Department's request that Hillary Clinton's former deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, return any work-related emails in her possession went unreceived for two months because of issues with delivery of State's mail and email messages asking for the records, according to Abedin's lawyers. After the controversy over former secretary of state Clinton's use of a private email account and server for official business erupted in March, Abedin was among 10 current or former State Department officials asked by their former agency to provide any similar messages on their private accounts. But Abedin's lawyers said she didn't receive that...
  • Department of Justice Backtracks, Clinton Email Inquiry Was Not ‘Criminal’

    07/24/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/24/15 | Alex Griswold
    The Department of Justice has apparently backtracked from an earlier statement saying that they had received a criminal referral into Hillary Clinton‘s email account from inspector generals in the State Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The New York Times reported that, “Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state…”“A Justice Department official confirmed the department received a criminal referral but gave no other details,” Reuter’s Jonathan Allen reported....
  • Obama Administration Restricts Investigative Powers Of Inspectors General

    07/24/2015 9:22:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/24/15 | Kelly Riddell, The Washington Times
    July 23, 2015 The Obama administration formally announced that inspectors general will have to get permission from their agency heads to gain access to grand jury, wiretap and fair credit information — an action that severely limits the watchdogs’ oversight capabilities, independence and power to uncover fraud. An opinion, issued by the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, says the Inspector General Act of 1978 — which was written by Congress to create the government watchdogs in order to help maintain integrity within their agencies — does not have the authority to override nondisclosure provisions in other laws, most...
  • Hillary Clinton on email scandal: Everybody calm down

    07/24/2015 12:38:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/24/2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN and HANNA TRUDO
    Hillary Clinton on Friday sought to downplay the latest twist in the long-running scandal over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying reports of a possible criminal probe are full of inaccuracies. News emerged on Thursday evening that at least one inspector general passed to the Justice Department evidence of potential mishandling of classified information, a referral that could lead to a criminal investigation. Clinton on Friday said people are getting worked up over not much. “Maybe the heat is getting to everybody,” she said, in remarks before a policy speech in New...
  • State Dept. changes story on Clinton emails

    03/06/2015 7:21:03 PM PST · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 06 March 2015 | Josh Gerstein
    In a reversal, the State Department acknowledged Friday that a Congressional investigation into the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi played a role in the agency’s decision to ask Hillary Clinton and three other secretaries of state to turn over copies of all work-related emails they sent or received on private accounts during their tenure. State spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters that a special House committee’s ongoing probe into the Benghazi incident was one of many factors that led the department to send a request last October that resulted in Clinton sending her former agency 55,000 pages of emails she...
  • Some Dems giving up on trying to spin Hillary’s e-mail fiasco, mumbling “who gives a [expletive]?”

    03/05/2015 10:05:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 5, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Honestly, it may be their best remaining play. They can’t claim that private e-mail is good practice when the State Department itself is on record as saying it isn’t. They can’t claim that it’s basically as secure as government e-mail when even lefty sites are reporting that that’s wildly untrue. On the merits, in terms of national security and as evidence of the creepy lengths to which President Claire Underwood will go in the name of evading accountability, it’s a total disaster. The only move left on this chessboard is to ignore all that and simply insist that voters won’t...
  • Transparency Troubles: Secrecy concerns mount for Obama in 2nd term

    07/13/2013 11:55:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2013
    Secret courts. Secret emails. Phone surveillance. Drones. The list of cloak-and-dagger tactics employed by the Obama administration -- and those that preceded it -- keeps growing, as NSA leaker Ed Snowden feeds classified materials to the media and other reports show the extent of the U.S. government's more opaque dealings. The latest was a report by The Associated Press that said the administration had military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Usama bin Laden’s hideout transferred to the CIA, where they would be harder to uncover by the press and public. If this were any other administration, perhaps the...
  • Obama administration may have a fourth big scandal

    06/04/2013 11:03:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    The Associated Press has uncovered what may become a vast new scandal for the Obama administration: the possibly widespread use of covert email accounts by political appointees, enabling evasion of sunshine laws designed to protect the public. Jack Gillium of AP reports: Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery:...
  • EPA accused of using instant messages to avoid sunshine laws in lawsuit

    04/01/2013 8:42:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Environmental Protection Agency officials used computer instant messages to try to circumvent open-records laws, according to a new lawsuit filed late last week by a researcher who has been demanding the agency comply with the law. Christopher C. Horner, the researcher who earlier uncovered that EPA officials were using private email addresses to conduct official business, said that in going over some of those earlier records he discovered the agency was using instant messages, too. He now is suing to get a look at those records, which he said EPA has refused to release. “It seems we have uncovered...