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  • Omar Mateen, Terrorist Who Attacked Orlando Gay Club, Had Been Investigated by FBI

    06/12/2016 8:32:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 152 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 12, 2016 | Michael Daly, Justin Miller and Kate Zavadski
    Mateen was a 'known quantity' to federal law enforcement before he killed 53 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Omar Mateen of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, came to the attention of federal authorities twice prior to being identified as the gunman in the Orlando nightclub mass shooting, a senior law enforcement source told The Daily Beast. [Snip] The senior law enforcement source reports that Mateen became a person of interest in 2013 and again in 2014. The Federal Bureau of Investigation at one point opened an investigation on Mateen but subsequently closed the case when it produced...
  • What McAuliffe Probe Could Mean For 2016

    05/25/2016 6:11:23 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ryan Nobles
    The revelation that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is facing a federal investigation related to campaign donations could complicate Hillary Clinton's effort to win the state in November. The ties between McAuliffe and the Clinton family run deep -- both personally and professionally. McAuliffe often refers to Bill Clinton as his best friend. He served as Clinton's handpicked chair of the Democratic National Committee. Hillary Clinton was an early and enthusiastic supporter of McAuliffe's run for governor in 2013. Several of McAuliffe's key campaign staffers have graduated to the Clinton campaign.. McAuliffe has denied any wrongdoing and said "Investigations happen, no...
  • [Exclusive] Here’s PROOF Hillary lied about being hacked

    05/09/2016 12:02:39 PM PDT · by minimum12 · 31 replies
    The Horn News ^ | MAY 9, 2016
    On the night of June 17th, 24-year-old security guard Frank Wills found an out-of-place piece of duct tape while patrolling the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters. Its discovery led to the Watergate investigation that took down President Richard Nixon. Sometimes, the simplest things can topple an empire. For former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it is her husband’s absent-minded doodles on White House stationary that could prove her undoing.
  • ESPIONAGE ACT INDICTMENT LOOMS OVER HILLARY CLINTON & HER CAMPAIGN

    05/04/2016 10:26:51 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 143 replies
    D.C. Whispers ^ | May 4, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Indictment. That is the term heard increasingly from sources adjacent to the ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal that apparently now places her at considerable risk of facing a very serious federal espionage charge. The risk was great enough to require President Obama to come out publicly to warn off the investigation when during an interview he attempted downplay Mrs. Clinton’s “confusion” over federal classified information laws. It was the very same tactic the president used to diminish the earlier IRS scandal and he now appears hopeful he can be just as successful in minimizing the damage to Hillary...
  • Bernstein: There Will Be ‘Very Damaging’ Leaks From Hillary Email Investigation

    05/04/2016 9:57:16 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Truncated title. Full title: Bernstein: There Will Be ‘Very Damaging’ Leaks From Hillary Email Investigation, Her Actions Reckless and Entitled On Wednesday’s “CNN Tonight,” Journalist and author Carl Bernstein stated that there would be “very damaging” leaks from the investigation into Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email, and described her conduct as “what she did was an act of recklessness, and entitlement, that there’s no excuse for.” Bernstein began by stating that in the general election “all bets are off,” including the usual GOP-Dem breakdown as an important factor, celebrity might be more important than ideology,...
  • Why Did Hillary Clinton Lie About Benghazi?

    04/26/2016 11:00:44 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 70 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 4/26/2015 | blueunicorn6
    Why did Hillary Clinton lie about Benghazi? There is no doubt that she lied. It has been proven that she told two completely different stories. What exactly was the lie? She lied about the enemy's motive for attacking us at Benghazi. She told the American people that we were attacked at Benghazi by a disorganized mob because some Libyans were mad about a video they saw. She knew this explanation was a lie. She told her daughter, almost immediately, that the attack was an organized attack by our enemies. Why did she tell this particular lie? You lie to cover...
  • Former FBI agents to Director Comey: ‘Future of the Bureau’ rests on handling of Clinton email case

    04/20/2016 5:28:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/20/16 | John Sexton
    A group of former agents has written a letter to FBI Director Comey saying the “future of the bureau” hinges on what happens in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The letter from a group of retired agents in Long Island compares the Clinton email scandal to another famous FBI case known as ABSCAM. ABSCAM involved public corruption of politicians who were filmed taking bribes from a fictitious front company. Fox News published the letter over the weekend. It reads: Dear Director Comey,The Long Island Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, hereinafter called the Chapter, would...
  • Source: Herzog probe may become a criminal investigation

    04/04/2016 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    The probe into alleged corruption by opposition leader MK Yitzhak Herzog may turn into a criminal investigation, a senior official involved in the probe told Channel 10 News on Monday. Last week it was cleared for publication that Herzog is under investigation on suspicions of accepting illegal donations while running for the leadership of the Labor party in 2013. According to the official who spoke to Channel 10, the police are expected to announce that the probe is a criminal investigation following testimonies that were collected in recent days. Herzog, for his part, said earlier on Monday that the allegations...
  • Gowdy Says 'Significant Breakthroughs' Were Made in Benghazi Probe After Susan Rice Testimony

    02/19/2016 6:31:30 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/19/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Trey Gowdy's Benghazi committee appears to have had a very productive meeting with national security adviser Susan Rice this week. Following her testimony Wednesday, the chairman said they have made "enormous progress" in their investigation. No one is soon to forget how Rice went on several talk shows in 2012 repeating the lie that the Benghazi terror attack was the result of an offensive YouTube video. Congressional Republicans were so frustrated with her repeating the same false talking points that they asked for her resignation. Now, she was finally called before the Benghazi Select Committee, and from what it...
  • FBI expands Hillary e-mail probe to investigate corruption

    01/11/2016 4:33:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    The FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s secret e-mail server has expanded, Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne exclusively report, into a new and more personal direction. While continuing to press on the question of whether Hillary violated the Espionage Act on more than 1300 occasions, they also now have reason to look into whether the former Secretary of State used her office to enrich the family through the Clinton Foundation: The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible "intersection" of Clinton Foundation work and State...
  • Watchdog group reportedly calls for probe of Clinton relationship with firm tied to son-in-law

    12/14/2015 2:15:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/15
    A conservative watchdog group will call for a federal investigation Monday into Hillary Clinton's actions toward a deep-sea mining company tied to her son-in-law, according to a published report. According to Time magazine, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics alleging that Clinton gave Neptune Minerals "special access to the State Department based upon the company's relationships with Secretary Clinton's family members and donors to the Clinton Foundation." The complaint comes two weeks after emails released by the State Department show that Clinton, now the Democratic presidential...
  • Switzerland probing 33 jihadists: A-G's office

    11/22/2015 6:47:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Local (CH) ^ | 11/22/15
    Switzerland has active criminal proceedings against 33 individuals over suspected ties to extremist Islamist groups, but only three people are currently in custody, the attorney general's office said on Sunday. 'Isis cell operating out of Winterthur mosque' (18 Nov 15) Iraqi jailed for posting Isis propaganda online (13 Nov 15) Switzerland extradites French teen jihadist (22 May 15) Some of those cases have been opened in the last two to three months, but the most serious involves a cell of possible Islamist radicals uncovered in the Canton of Schaffhausen last year, said Andry Marty, a spokesman for Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.  ...
  • Republican: Going After Clinton Was 'Big Part' of Benghazi Probe

    10/15/2015 11:50:38 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 15, 2015 | Emma Dumain
    Rep. Richard Hanna, a moderate, pro-abortion rights Republican from New York, is already something of an outlier in the House Republican Conference. He might have just gotten himself a little bit more estranged.
  • Volkswagen Emissions Probe Zeroes In on Two Engineers

    10/05/2015 12:23:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | By William Boston
    WOLFSBURG, Germany—Two top Volkswagen engineers who found they couldn’t deliver as promised a clean diesel engine for the U.S. market are at the center of a company probe into the installation of engine software designed to fool regulators, according to people familiar with the matter. The two men, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi ’s chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, developer of Porsche’s winning Formula One engines, were among the engineers suspended in the investigation of the emissions cheating scandal that sank the company’s market value by 43% since Sept. 18 and triggered a world-wide recall to refit the engines to meet clear-air...
  • Pelosi blasts GOP plans for panel to probe Planned Parenthood

    09/26/2015 5:58:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/26/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is bashing House Republicans’ plans to create a select committee focused on investigating Planned Parenthood after the release of controversial videos about the group’s handling of fetal tissue. “The Speaker’s resignation has not yet broken Republicans’ fevered obsession with shutting down government at the expense of women’s health,” she said in a statement Saturday, noting Friday’s news that Speaker John Boehner will depart after October. “Make no mistake: House Republicans have renewed their war on women's health… Hard-working families deserve better than a taxpayer-funded Republican Committee fixated on dismantling women’s health.” She noted that one...
  • Owner of Tianjin Port warehouses linked to company probing blasts

    08/22/2015 7:23:34 AM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Today ^ | August 22, 2015
    Owner of Tianjin Port warehouses linked to company probing blastsConnection showcases the complexity of China’s political systemSHANGHAI — The principal owner of the warehouses at the centre of the deadly blasts in Tianjin Port is also on the board of a state-owned company controlled by the State Council, the central authority investigating the explosions last week that killed at least 116 people and displaced thousands, based on an Associated Press report yesterday. Corporate paperwork shows that Yu Xuewei, the silent majority shareholder of Ruihai International Logistics, sits on the board of directors of a subsidiary of China Sinochem, one...
  • Congressional Democrats probe group that revealed Planned Parenthood videos

    08/21/2015 9:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/21/2015 | By Cheryl Wetzstein and Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats have opened their own investigation into the Planned Parenthood videos — but into the group that took the footage in which officials haggle over the prices of organs and discuss keeping a baby alive so his brain can be harvested. The Center for Medical Progress may have broken federal laws in setting up a false-front company to secretly record Planned Parenthood employees talking about these and other practices, the Democrats say. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also said it’s possible some of his colleagues in Congress knew about...
  • Comet Probe Makes Contact After 7 Months Of Silence In Space

    06/15/2015 8:24:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 15, 2015
    European scientists are celebrating after receiving a remarkable communication from space. The solar-powered Philae comet probe is sending signals back to earth after seven months of silence. The Philae spacecraft has been in touch with Earth from a speeding comet for the second time since waking up a few days ago, mission control said Monday, and scientists hope to improve communications with the lander by shifting the trajectory of its mother ship. Philae in November became the first spacecraft ever to settle on a comet when it touched down on icy 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but it managed to send data to Earth...
  • Prison Worker Probed in Escape Is Married, Teaches Tailoring

    06/08/2015 7:52:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/8 | Kirstan Conley, Larry Celona and Jamie Schram
    The female prison worker questioned as a possible accomplice in the escape of two killers is a married, training supervisor at the facility, sources told The Post on Monday. Joyce Mitchell has worked at Clinton Correctional Facility since 2008 — and her responsibilities include helping inmates learn how to tailor clothing, the sources said. Sources said Tuesday that convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat were allowed to wear civilian clothes instead of prison greens in their less restrictive wing of the jail dubbed the “Honor Block.”
  • Obama IRS Political Appointees Protected Tea Party Probe Requests

    06/03/2015 11:22:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Senior IRS officials set up a special internal committee after congressional investigators sent information requests to the IRS’s two White House political appointees to investigate conservative and tea party non-profit applicants. Mary Howard, the IRS’s director of privacy, governmental liaison and disclosure division, told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Wednesday she never saw any of the information requests because the requests were forwarded to the special committee. Howard is also the tax agency’s chief Freedom of Information Act officer. “I think Lois Lerner was just the tip of the iceberg,” Howard said. “You’re telling me your group...
  • Obama’s AG pick won’t commit to federal probe of Hillary Clinton email scandal

    04/16/2015 12:16:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/16/15 | S.A. Miller
    President Obama’s long-stalled nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, has refused to commit to investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email secrecy scandal if confirmed as America’s top cop. Responding to a question submitted by Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, Mrs. Lynch said in a letter Thursday that she didn’t have enough information to form an opinion about investigating Mrs. Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email account to conduct official business at the State Department. “In my current role as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, my awareness of this issue has...
  • Many Democrats want independent Clinton email probe: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    03/19/2015 4:26:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/19/15 | Amanda Becker - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats’ support is softening for Hillary Clinton, their party’s presumed 2016 presidential front-runner, with many favoring an independent review of her personal email use when she was secretary of state. Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid-February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll. Support from Democrats likely to vote in the party nominating contests has dropped only slightly less, to a low in the mid-50s over the same period. Even Democrats who said they were...
  • Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

    12/19/2014 6:21:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-19-2014 | M.D. Kittle
    Agents for the embattled state Government Accountability Board continued a zealous campaign finance investigation into dozens of conservative groups even after judges who preside over the board voted to shut it down, according to a previously sealed brief made public Friday. The documents, from an updated complaint filed by conservative plaintiffs in a case against the GAB, appear to support claims that the campaign finance, ethics and election law regulator is a rogue agency. They also show that the GAB considered using the state’s John Doe law to investigate key state conservatives and even national figures, including Fox News’ Sean...
  • Cop Allows Saudis with Dead Baby in Trunk to Drive Away so as Not to Offend Muslims

    12/11/2014 5:47:31 PM PST · by BCW · 24 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11 DEC 2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    An outlandish example of political correctness occurred in Tennessee yesterday when a police officer allowed a car full of Saudi Arabians to drive away with a dead baby reportedly in the trunk so as not to be “disrespectful” towards Muslims. Police in Sumner and Robertson counties are on the lookout for a blue Dodge Charger after a traffic stop on Interstate 65 around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle, which had paper tags and a registration violation, contained three Saudi Arabians with Saudi drivers licenses who told the officer that they had a dead child in the trunk prepared for an...
  • Iraqi corruption probe finds 50,000 fictional soldiers

    11/30/2014 5:02:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/30/14 | Robert Spencer
    These fictional soldiers may be the ones Obama was counting on to fight the Islamic State — after all, his “vetted moderates” among the “Syrian rebels” are no more real than these guys. “Iraq PM Haidar al-Abadi promises corruption crackdown after probe finds 50,000 ghost soldiers,” AFP, November 30, 2014 (thanks to Bill): Iraq’s prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has promised to crackdown on corruption after an investigation uncovered the existence of 50,000 “ghost soldiers”. “The prime minister revealed the existence of 50,000 fictitious names” in the military, Mr Abadi’s office said in a statement. The 50,000 jobs were equivalent to...
  • Bay Area cartel probe nets 22 arrests, 500 lbs. of meth

    10/20/2014 7:39:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    Nearly two dozen suspects have been arrested in recent months, and 500 pounds of methamphetamine siezed, as a result of a Contra Costa County takedown of members of the Sinoloa drug cartel in Mexico, authorities announced Monday.
  • 7th Circ. Lifts Injunction On Scott Walker Probe

    09/25/2014 7:22:21 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 17 replies
    Law360, Los Angeles (September 24, 2014, 8:44 PM ET) -- The Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that it is up to Wisconsin state courts to decide whether an investigation into potential campaign finance violations involving Gov. Scott Walker and a host of conservative groups should proceed, overturning a lower court injunction that halted the probe on First Amendment grounds. A three-judge panel called the injunction issued in May by U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa an "abuse of discretion," saying that "this case does not present a situation in which state proceedings may be displaced." The panel directed the lower court...
  • Netanyahu indicates Israel won’t cooperate with UN probe

    08/14/2014 12:33:18 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 8-13-2014 | Yifa Yaakov
    The UN Human Rights Council (HRC), which this week appointed a commission to investigate Israel’s conduct during the month-long Operation Protective Edge, lends legitimacy to such terror groups as the Islamic State and Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday. Netanyahu said the commission should look elsewhere, not Israel, for war crimes, and intimated that Israel would not cooperate with its members, although he did not explicitly rule out such cooperation. Most ministers oppose any dealings with the UN team, and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said earlier Wednesday that Israel should not cooperate with the probe. Israel’s State Comptroller Yosef...
  • UN Gaza Probe Head: Me? Anti-Israel?

    08/11/2014 10:28:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 8/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Prof. William Schabas, a Canadian law professor chosen to helm a United Nations commission examining possible war crimes in Gaza scoffed Monday at charges he's biased against Israel, but his past utterances leave little doubt as to his lack of objectivity. According to the Canadian Press, Schabas once suggested in a speech that he believes Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should be "in the dock of an international court." He also wrote in a law journal article that the Israeli prime minister could be regarded as "the single individual most likely to threaten the survival of Israel." "The suggestion that...
  • Benghazi probe presses ahead despite new report

    08/07/2014 7:19:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 8=7-14 | Dierdre Walsh
    The GOP-led House Select Committee on the Benghazi terror attack shows no sign of backing down despite a report from another congressional panel that, according to a top Democrat, found no intelligence failures around the deadly 2012 assault. "There is more work to be done and more to be investigated," a spokeswoman for House Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told CNN on Wednesday. Shortly before beginning its August recess, the House Intelligence Committee, also led by Republicans, approved its report on the militant attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in eastern Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other...
  • Congress probes how IRS emails could go missing (Auditioning for prison)

    06/20/2014 2:07:00 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 50 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 06-20-2014 | EILEEN SULLIVAN and JACK GILLUM
    The Internal Revenue Service commissioner said Friday THE AGENCY WILL NOT SHARE WITH CONGRESS ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT ITS LOST EMAILS related to the ongoing tea party investigation until its own review is finished because he said Republicans are releasing inaccurate, interim information.
  • White House launches internal probe into accidental outing of CIA official

    05/27/2014 3:45:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/14 | Staff
    The White House has launched an internal probe after its press office inadvertently outed the top CIA official in Afghanistan -- a national security blunder that could put that individual at risk. A spokeswoman with the National Security Council confirmed to Fox News that the White House chief of staff asked White House Counsel Neil Eggleston to “look into what happened” and make recommendations on “how the administration can improve processes and make sure something like this does not happen again.” The brief statement from the National Security Council was the first on-the-record comment made by the administration since the
  • One year later, Republicans put IRS probe on the backburner (VIDEO)

    05/10/2014 9:32:47 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10 2014 | Bernie Becker
    A year after it began, the IRS targeting controversy has been overtaken by the Benghazi attacks on the oversight agenda of House Republicans. While Republicans are convinced that the Obama administration is stonewalling them on both matters, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House GOP have only set up a special committee for Benghazi. On the IRS, House Republicans have instead pushed the Justice Department to more aggressively pursue its investigation, and this week pushed Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor. There are a variety of reasons for the emphasis on Benghazi, including the chance to further...
  • Probe Uncovers More Reid 'Slush Fund' Payments to Granddaughter

    03/28/2014 4:07:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 27, 2014 | Drew Mackenzie
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is at the center of a growing political controversy after it was revealed Thursday that more payments from his campaign funds had been made to his granddaughter than previously reported. The Nevada Democrat promised earlier this week to reimburse $16,787 his campaign gave to Ryan Elisabeth Reid in 2013 for what was described as payments for “holiday gifts.” Those payments were reportedly made to purchase items from Ryan Elisabeth Reid, who has her own line of jewelry. Reid defended the payments, saying they complied with Federal Election Commission standards that allow the purchase of goods...
  • Justice bars lawyer from testifying before House panel in IRS (Tea Party) probe

    02/01/2014 5:36:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/14 | Stephen Dinan
    **SNIP** Eight months later, the probe has shown few public signs of progress, and many of the tea party victims say they still haven’t heard from the FBI or Justice Department lawyers. House Republicans said they were concerned about the direction of the probe, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican and a subcommittee chairman on the House oversight committee, asked Ms. Bosserman to testify at a hearing next week. The GOP has identified her as the lead lawyer on the investigation, and they have questioned her role, given her history as a significant political donor to President Obama’s 2008 and...
  • Kay Hagan (RAT period-NC) seeks ‘complete’ Obamacare probe (demands transparency)

    11/11/2013 1:43:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/13 | BURGESS EVERETT
    Senators will ask the Obama administration for a full investigation into the bungled launch of HealthCare.gov, according to a letter being circulated by Sen. Kay Hagan. The North Carolina Democrat is collecting signatures this week for a letter to Government Accountability Office Comptroller General Gene Dodaro and Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson asking for “a complete, thorough investigation to determine the causes of the design and implementation failures of HealthCare.gov.”
  • NEW MEXICO MAN REALLY HAD NO IDEA WHAT HE WAS IN FOR AFTER COPS PULLED HIM OVER FOR NOT USING HIS ..

    11/10/2013 4:24:12 PM PST · by redreno · 40 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 2:01pm | Jason Howerton
    A man in New Mexico was pulled over by police for a minor traffic violation. When officers said a K-9 unit sniffed drugs on the driver’s seat, the officers forced the man to undergo invasive medical procedures, including an anal exam. It may sound nearly identical to David Eckert’s nightmarish story as reported by TheBlaze Tuesday, but this is an entirely different incident. It does, however, involve the same uncertified drug-sniffing dog in New Mexico. The dog’s name is Leo.
  • Are terrorists doing 9/11-style dry runs on U.S. flights?

    10/12/2013 11:05:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Yahoo/The Week ^ | Oct 11, 2013 | Frances Weaver
    "If a dry run is occurring, the attack will shortly follow." That's according to Wolf Koch, a Boeing 767 pilot for Delta Airlines and an official at the Air Line Pilots Association International, who was discussing common terrorist tactics in the run-up to devastating attacks like those on 9/11. That is an extremely worrying thought given a memo leaked this week from the U.S. Airline Pilots Association, which warns of "several cases recently…of what appear to be probes, or dry runs" of such attacks.
  • Report: Flight to Orlando used as terrorist practice run

    10/10/2013 9:54:21 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 110 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 10/10/2013 | Joe Kelley
    Orlando, Fla. — Terrorists are in the midst of practice runs in preparations for an attack on U.S. airlines. (snip) The pilots say the most recent dry-run occurred on Flight 1880 on September 2. The flight left Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. and headed to Orlando International. Crew members say that shortly after takeoff, a group of four "Middle Eastern" men caused a commotion......continues
  • Weapons inspectors need 4 days in Syria to conclude probe - U.N. chief

    08/28/2013 6:25:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 28, 2013
    EXCERPT "They are working very hard, under very, very dangerous circumstances," (U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon) told a news conference in The Hague where he was attending centenary celebrations for the Peace Palace. "Let them conclude their work for four days, and then we will have to analyse scientifically with experts and then I think we will have to report to the Security Council for any actions."
  • Pelosi dodges questions about Tierney ethics probe (pimps 'women's economic agenda')

    08/23/2013 3:13:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 8/23/13
    **SNIP** While Tierney refused to answer questions at the event, FOX 25's Sharman Sacchetti asked Pelosi about why she chose not to wait until the completion of the probe to appear alongside the Congressman. "Our timing is about the timing that works for the American people," Pelosi replied. "To create good paying jobs for them and not to worry about what's happening in Washington D.C., but to meet the needs of what is happening to people out here. Tierney has been under fire since his wife pleaded guilty in 2010 to helping file false tax returns for her brother, who...
  • Obama Orders Probe of Syrian Chemical Attack

    08/22/2013 7:39:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 8/22/13
    U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered local spy agencies to urgently probe claims that Syrian forces launched a horrific chemical attack on civilians, including children, aides said Thursday. Officials said they could not yet be sure the deadly arms had killed as many as 1,300 people outside Damascus, as the rebels have claimed. The Obama administration is facing rising political pressure for a tough response to the attack, which could have again infringed U.S. "red lines" against chemical weapons use by President Bashar Al-Assad's regime. State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said that Obama had asked intelligence agencies to urgently evaluate...
  • China probes drugmaker Sanofi for alleged bribery

    08/10/2013 8:10:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2013 10:29 AM EDT
    Chinese authorities have launched an investigation against French drugmaker Sanofi following a news report that accused the company of bribing hundreds of Chinese doctors in 2007. An unnamed whistleblower told the Guangzhou-based, state-owned 21st Century Business Herald that the French company had paid 503 doctors a total of $274,000 to prescribe Sanofi products, disguising the payments as grants for research programs. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday that the Beijing municipal health bureau was teaming up with disciplinary authorities to look into the research programs and determine whether the payments were actually bribes. …
  • Obama says "no apologies" over U.S. security leak probe

    05/16/2013 6:47:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/13 | Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he makes "no apologies" for his concern about leaks to the media that could compromise U.S. national security or put American military and intelligence officers at risk. Obama expressed complete confidence in Attorney General Eric Holder and declined to comment on the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records, part of a probe into media leaks about a Yemen-based plot to bomb a U.S. airliner. "Leaks related to national security can put people at risk," Obama said at a news conference.
  • Holder Defends AP Probe: 'Aggressive' Action Necessary, 'Very Serious Leak'

    05/14/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/13/13 | breitbart
    Today at a Department Of Justice press conference Attorney General Eric Holder said he has no problem without letting the Associate Press answer the charges of a leak endangering national security.
  • Holder launches probe into IRS targeting of Tea Party groups

    05/14/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/14/13 | Fox
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he's ordered a Justice Department probe into an IRS program that singled out Tea Party and other conservative groups for additional scrutiny in their applications for tax-exempt status. Holder announced the investigation during a press conference in Washington. He said the FBI was coordinating with the Department of Justice to see if any laws were broken. He called the practice "outrageous and unacceptable," echoing remarks from President Obama a day earlier. The probe comes as newly obtained documents show the current IRS chief knew about the agency's targeting of Tea Party groups as...
  • State: Our Benghazi probe ´should be enough´ for Congress

    04/29/2013 7:19:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/29/13 | Julian Pecquet
    The State Department on Monday defended its decision not to have lower-level employees testify before Congress about last year´s attack in Benghazi, Libya. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is pushing ahead with his investigation of the terrorist assault, and has asked for legal protections for lower-level employees who might be called to testify. The State Department pushed back on Monday and said the independent probe into the attack "should be enough" for lawmakers. “We think that we´ve done an independent investigation, that it´s been transparent, thorough, credible, and detailed, and that we´ve shared those
  • 'Climate of Fear'? Obama's ATF pick facing probe over retaliation claim

    04/25/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    fox ^ | 4/25/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – An independent government watchdog agency is investigating allegations that President Obama's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives retaliated against employees for whistle-blowing, FoxNews.com has learned. The allegations against B. Todd Jones, a Minnesota federal prosecutor who also is serving as acting director of the ATF while his nomination is pending, include claims that he mismanaged the prosecutor's office and presided over a "climate of fear." Specifically, he was accused of retaliating against whistle-blowing with "a suspension and a lowered performance appraisal." In a letter dated July 20, 2012 to the Office of Special...
  • FBI takes charge in law enforcement probe of Boston Marathon explosions

    04/15/2013 6:47:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    wapo ^ | 4/15/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON — The FBI is taking charge in the criminal investigation of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. The announcement came Monday night at a news conference in Boston whose participants included Richard DesLauriers, the agent in charge of the FBI in Boston. Also on Monday night, the FBI said it had set up a phone line for members of the public to call with information about the explosions to contact the law enforcement agency. The call-in number is 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt (hash)3. “No piece of information or detail is too small,” the FBI said in urging the public to...
  • Walmart foresees losses amid corruption probes against it

    03/27/2013 11:34:34 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Hindu ^ | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | PTI
    Multinational retail giant Walmart has said that the company is expected to incur financial losses in view of ongoing investigation into alleged corruption cases pertaining to its foreign subsidiaries. “...We expect to continue to incur costs (in addition to the $157 million of costs incurred in fiscal 2013) in conducting our on-going review and investigations”, the company said in a filing to US Securities and Exchange Commission. The company claimed that Audit Committee comprising its independent directors (on board) is conducting an internal investigation into, among other things, alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practises Act (“FCPA”) and other alleged...