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  • When the White House hates your tweet

    05/01/2014 5:31:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Olivier Knox
    For the Obama White House, tweets from reporters are a kind of early warning system. It’s up to Jessica Allen, 24, to sound the alarm. Allen, whose official title is “media monitor,” tracks journalists’ tweets and flags them in mass emails that land in the in-boxes of more than 80 Obama aides, including chief of staff Denis McDonough, White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler, press secretary Jay Carney and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer. The result? Reporters who regularly cover Obama have become familiar with seemingly out-of-the-blue emails or telephone calls from officials taking issue with their tweets — often thoughtfully and...
  • 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."...
  • White House counsel Ruemmler to step down

    09/18/2013 10:36:42 AM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 18, 2013 | Mark Felsenthal
    The White House said on Wednesday that Kathryn Ruemmler, the president's chief legal counsel, would step down at the end of the year.
  • 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...
  • Carney: White House, Treasury strategized how to tell public

    05/21/2013 3:05:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Carney: White House, Treasury strategized how to tell public By Justin Sink - 05/21/13 02:47 PM ET Officials in the White House discussed how and when the Internal Revenue Service would tell the public that the agency had targeted political groups, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. Carney said that Mark Childress, the White House deputy chief of staff, twice spoke with officials at the Treasury Department about the strategy for revealing conservative targeting. Childress and the Treasury officials discussed the possibility that Lois Lerner, the IRS official who oversaw the agency's tax-exempt organization, would reveal that an...
  • Obama's Counsel Told of IRS Audit Findings Weeks Ago

    05/19/2013 7:12:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 19, 2013, 7:54 p.m. ET | PETER NICHOLAS
    The White House's chief lawyer learned weeks ago that an audit of the Internal Revenue Service likely would show that agency employees inappropriately targeted conservative groups, a senior White House official said Sunday. That disclosure has prompted a debate over whether the president should have been notified at that time. In the week of April 22, the Office of the White House Counsel and its head, Kathryn Ruemmler, were told by Treasury Department attorneys that an inspector general's report was nearing completion, the White House official said. In that conversation, Ms. Ruemmler learned that "a small number of line IRS...
  • 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.