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  • White House defies House Oversight Committee subpoena - advisers are 'absolutely immune'

    07/16/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/16/14 | Francesca Chambers
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa subpenaed the president's official political adviser, David Simas Issa is concerned that Simas may be violating a federal law that bans most employees of the executive branch from engaging in political activity White House Counsel sent Issa a letter last night claiming the president's 'immediate advisers are absolutely immune' from such demands Issa held a hearing today anyway, claiming that his committee has a 'legal obligation' to make sure taxpayer funds are being used properly
  • White House to Defy Congressional Subpoena, Prevent Top Political Aide From Testifying at...

    07/15/2014 6:20:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/15/14 | Oliver Darcy
    "White House to Defy Congressional Subpoena, Prevent Top Political Aide From Testifying at Hearing" WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defying a congressional subpoena by keeping a top political aide to President Barack Obama from testifying at a hearing Wednesday. The White House is arguing that Obama adviser David Simas (SEE’-muhs) is immune from subpoena by the House Oversight Committee in its investigation into the political office that he directs.
  • White House asks Darrell Issa to drop subpoena

    07/14/2014 1:07:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/14/14 | Lauren French
    The White House is asking Rep. Darrell Issa to withdraw a subpoena of a senior adviser to President Barack Obama and is offering instead to a hold a private briefing on activities in the administration’s political affairs office. In a letter sent Monday, White House Counsel W. Neil Eggleston offered to brief Issa, a California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on the role of the the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach on Tuesday. That’s one day before the office’s director, David Simas, is under subpoena to testify on potential violations of the Hatch Act.
  • State tells House Oversight Committee to find a “more appropriate witness” than Kerry on Benghazi

    05/13/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/13/14 | Ed Morrissey
    If Darrell Issa expected John Kerry to abide by a subpoena in the issue of e-mails withheld by the White House on Benghazi, the State Department wants to temper those expectations. Earlier today, spokesperson Jen Psaki offered a suggestion to the House Oversight Committee — find someone “more appropriate” for such testimony: The State Department is doubling down on its opposition to Secretary of State John Kerry testifying on the deadly Benghazi attack, saying in a statement overnight that a congressional committee should find “a more appropriate witness.” Kerry will be on a previously scheduled official trip to Mexico on
  • John Kerry: I’ll comply with House GOP’s Benghazi request

    05/06/2014 4:26:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/6/14 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday indicated he would comply with a House GOP subpoena to testify about Benghazi and other questions from the new select committee appointed by House Speaker John Boehner. But in his first comments on the topic since renewed attention to it began in the last week, Kerry batted away the inquiry into the September 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi as a “partisan” effort that won’t bring forward anything that isn’t already known. “I think this sort of speaks for itself, frankly,” Kerry said at a press conference at the State Department...
  • State Dept.: Kerry Will Not Comply with Benghazi Subpoena

    05/06/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/6/14 | Josh Feldman
    Secretary of State John Kerry has been subpoenaed to testify on Benghazi on May 21st. However, in the daily State Department press briefing on Monday, deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said that Kerry will be out of the country on that day and won’t comply with the subpoena to testify on that particular date. Harf said that Kerry “has been made aware” of the subpoena, but still plans to be out of the country and in Mexico on the 21st. She said the State Department was “surprised” that Darrell Issa skipped over offering an invitation and went straight to issuing a
  • State Department: Kerry Will Not Appear Before Congress To Talk About Benghazi

    05/06/2014 5:02:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    CBS DC / AP ^ | May 6, 2014
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The State Department said Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry would not appear before the House Oversight Committee on May 21 to talk about Benghazi — as demanded in a subpoena from the panel’s chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry planned to travel to Mexico at that time and officials would discuss alternative options with the committee.
  • Benghazi: State Dept. Criticizes Issa for Subpoenaing Kerry Rather Than ‘Reaching Out’

    05/05/2014 7:01:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/5/14 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – A State Department spokeswoman criticized a congressional panel for issuing a subpoena Friday for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify on the Benghazi affair on May 21, saying if the committee had “reached out” instead it would have known that Kerry would be out of the country on that day. “It’s highly unusual for a subpoena to be issued before there’s even an official invitation for testimony. I think everyone can make their own judgments about that,” Marie Harf said of the move by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Harf said...
  • Elijah Cummings: 'Shockingly disrespectful' to subpoena John Kerry about Benghazi

    05/02/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2014 | BY JOEL GEHRKE
    ... Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., denounced the subpoena of Kerry as "shockingly disrespectful," protesting that Kerry should have been given more time to prepare and that committee chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., should have followed a more formal process for issuing the subpoena. “These actions are not a responsible approach to congressional oversight, they continue a trend of generating unnecessary conflict for the sake of publicity, and they are shockingly disrespectful to the Secretary of State,” Cummings, the top Democrat on the oversight panel, said in response to the subpoena.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center's Criteria for Naming 'Hate Groups' Subpoenaed

    03/12/2014 1:47:58 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 03-07-2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A local official in Virginia has subpoenaed the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the SPLC Task Force on Hate in the Public Sphere for the criteria it uses to designate other organizations as “hate groups.” The subpoenas were filed February 28th in Loudoun County Circuit Court. They request "all written criteria, guidelines, bylaws or rules used by Southern Poverty Law Center to designate organizations or groups as 'hate groups' from the inception of the Southern Poverty Law Center to the present date."
  • Five Months Later, EPA Still Hasn’t Complied With Congressional Subpoena

    01/25/2014 9:25:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 24, 2014 - 4:41 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has still not complied with a subpoena issued August 1, 2013 by the House Science, Space and Technology Committee seeking the scientific foundation of virtually every Clean Air Act regulation the agency has issued. The subpoena demanded that EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy hand over data from two decades-old taxpayer-funded studies as the agency moves towards the adoption of strict new ozone standards that could cost the U.S. economy $90 billion annually—which would make them the most expensive regulations in U.S. history. The subpoenaed data is cited as the scientific basis for EPA’s claim that microscopic...
  • Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang(breaks UN sanction)

    01/08/2014 1:39:06 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | DENNIS P. HALPIN
    Rodman Brings Bread and Circuses to Pyongyang 8:16 AM, Jan 7, 2014 • By DENNIS P. HALPIN .... The bread being brought by Rodman to accompany the circus is allegedly in the form of luxury birthday gifts for the North Korean dictator and his wife. Rodman seems oblivous to North Korea’s near starvation of its people, human rights atrocities, gulags, and nuclear and missile adventurism, and appears equally unconcerned that providing Pyongyang with any luxury goods is a violation of the sanctions imposed by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2094, adopted on March 7, 2013, and previous resolutions .....
  • Subpoena the President? (Vanity)

    10/31/2013 8:31:25 AM PDT · by privatedrive · 34 replies
    10/31/13 | privatedrive
    Please help me understand. Why don't we subpoena the President? The daily lies about Obamacare have reached the point where Americans need some answers from the President - officially and under oath. There's too much at stake here not to do this. I think that he could claim Executive Privilege, but doesn't he need some justification (such as national security) to do so? And also I believe that ignoring a subpoena is grounds for impeachment. Any constitutional scholars out there? Why are we not issuing a subpoena to Barack Obama? If there was ever a time where we needed someone...
  • Darrell Issa to Subpoena HealthCare.gov Records: Obama 'Missed Management 101'

    10/27/2013 5:05:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    youtubbe ^ | 10/27/13 | WorldTopNews
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  • Breaking: Issa Subpoenas Treasury Secretary Lew For IMPEDING IRS Targeting Investigation (Video)

    08/03/2013 6:41:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 101 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-3-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subpoenaed Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for withholding documentation from Congress in the ongoing IRS Tea Party Scandal investigation. The Oversight Committee accuses the Obama Administration of impeding and obstructing the investigation. “During the past two weeks, President Obama and you have repeatedly labeled the IRS’s strategy of targeting Americans for their political beliefs as a ‘phony’ scandal. While the Obama Administration has so publicly deflected responsibility for the targeting, it simultaneously has attempted to thwart congressional oversight into the matter… the IRS has engaged in a systematic effort to delay, frustrate,...
  • Holder dodges GOP subpoena

    06/14/2013 6:49:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/14/13 | Jordy Yager
    Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet with House Republicans as part of their probe into whether he misled Congress or acted inappropriately in the Justice Department’s investigation of two separate leaks to media outlets. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) made the announcement late Friday after exchanging several weeks worth of testy letters with the nation’s top cop. In agreeing to meet with the lawmakers, Holder staved off the threat of a subpoena from Goodlatte for a second time in as many weeks. Goodlatte is investigating whether Holder misled the committee last
  • Rep Steve Stockman (R-TX) requests subpoena of NSA's White House, IRS phone logs

    06/13/2013 2:37:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/13/2013 | Debra Heine
    Until now, I thought Democrats were being overly defensive as they circled the wagons around the White House, assuring everyone who would listen that the president obviously wasn't involved. Who in Congress had overtly pointed the finger at the president? Enter Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) who figured out away to insinuate White House involvement in the IRS targeting scandal and needle the president about the NSA spy scandal at the same time. Stockman sent a letter to Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on Tuesday, asking him to subpoena all NSA records of phone calls...
  • TREMOGLIE: The Bill of Rights is not a suicide pact

    05/30/2013 6:41:28 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-30-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Excerpt: "Eric H. Holder Jr. is arguably the worst attorney general of all time. He obstructed inquiries by the U.S Commission for Civil Rights into the New Black Panther voter intimidation case. He was held in contempt of Congress for his obfuscation of the Justice Department’s Mexican gun-running investigation. However, he may be right about subpoenaing the phone records of Associated Press reporters to investigate leaks of national security information. The Department of Justice wants to know who..."
  • DOJ's secret subpoena of AP phone records broader than initially revealed

    05/20/2013 3:26:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/20/13 | Michael Isikoff
    The Justice Department’s secret subpoena for AP phone records included the seizure of records for five reporters' cellphones and three home phones as well as two fax lines, a lawyer for the news organization tells NBC News. David Schulz, the chief lawyer for the AP, said the subpoenas also covered the records for 21 phone lines in five AP office lines -- including one for a dead phone line at office in Washington that had been shut down six years ago. The phone lines at four other offices – where 100 reporters worked — were also covered by the subpoenas,...
  • Subpoena issued to HHS Secretary Sebelius

    11/14/2012 2:39:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 11/14/12 | Greta Van Susteren
    Below is a p/r release about a Ways and Means Committee investigation. It is routine that Cabinet Secretaries testify before Congress — but it is sort of interesting that she was subpoenaed (per the release) and is not voluntarily appearing. I don’t know if the Committee first asked her to appear voluntarily and she said no so that they then served her with a subpoena — or whether they subpoenaed her without first asking for a voluntary appearance. (I recieved the press release from FNC News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz)
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: Either Petraeus Will Testify Voluntarily Over Benghazi or We Will Subpoena Him

    11/10/2012 11:24:29 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2012 | Madeleine Morgensten
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Friday vowed to subpoena outgoing CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus if he won’t testify voluntarily about the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Gowdy said that while he regretted the “personal ramifications” of Petraeus’ sudden resignation over an extramarital affair, it would not stop Congress from hearing from him about the assault on the consulate that left four Americans dead. “The fact that he’s resigned and had an affair has nothing to do with whether or not he’s gonna be subpoenaed to Congress,” Gowdy said on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”...
  • Furious Subpoena Deadline

    03/12/2012 10:52:16 PM PDT · by Rabin · 13 replies · 1+ views
    oversight.house.gov ^ | with held | staff
    WASHINGTON. D.C. – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today, in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, wrote that the Justice Department's request of an extension for completing its document production on Operation Fast and Furious again "demonstrates a lack of good faith" and a Department "more concerned with protecting its image through spin control than actually cooperating with Congress." "The Justice Department's request for additional time has, unfortunately, not been followed by efforts to bridge the significant differences between its legal obligation to Congress and the reality of its stonewalling," said Chairman Issa on...
  • White House agrees to Solyndra interviews under subpoena threat

    02/16/2012 4:34:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/16/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    House Republicans canceled plans to subpoena executive branch officials over the Solyndra loan guarantee after reaching an agreement with the White House Thursday.Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigative panel had planned to vote Friday on a resolution authorizing subpoenas to two White House officials and three officials of the White House Office of Management and Budget. But the White House agreed Thursday to voluntarily make the officials available for interviews with committee investigators, making the subpoena vote unnecessary, lawmakers said.
  • Apuzzo Weighs in on Obama Subpoena and Consequences

    Â…The subpoena issued to Obama comes from an administrative court rather than a law court. A court-issued subpoena has the authority of a court order whether it comes from a law court or an administrative one. Obama just happens to be the President now and would have to take time out of his official schedule to honor the subpoena. Nevertheless, Obama is subpoened as a private individual, not as the President. Does Obama have to honor the subpoena? The only way to get out of honoring a subpoena is to have it quashed on a motion to quash. Obama tried...
  • CBS reports on ORLY TAITZ"S subpoena of Obama (Video)

    If you are encouraged by this ruling, please make a tiny donation to Orly Taitz so she can pay for the traveling expenses of her witnesses. There is not one single news organization that has the mental capacity to get this right. He is not a natural born citizen because he doesn't have two US citizen parents. This is not about Obama's citizenship, its about the kind or type of citizenship he has. geez
  • Subpoena Judges? Yes, Indeed (Why Newt has a good point)

    12/27/2011 6:58:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/27/2011 | By Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Speaker Gingrich's campaign position paper, "Bringing the Courts Back Under the Constitution," has serious flaws such as proposing that Congress and the Executive could limit the jurisdiction of the courts to hear cases challenging unconstitutional laws that are enacted by those two branches.One of the controversial positions in the paper that has drawn criticism is that Congress may subpoena judges to testify about judicial opinions they've written. Subpoenaing judges actually may be one of the better ideas in the paper, and could be implemented independent of the other proposals. In fact, there is no provision in the Constitution barring Congress from...
  • Senate panel to subpoena Corzine on MF Global

    12/06/2011 1:41:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/6/11 | Marcy Gordon - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has voted to subpoena former Sen. Jon Corzine to testify about his role leading MF Global. The trading firm filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 31 after a disastrous bet on European debt. Nearly $1.2 billion is estimated to be missing from customer accounts. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said Corzine's testimony at the Dec. 13 hearing is essential to learn what happened. The vote comes just days after the House Agriculture Committee took similar action to force Corzine to appear at a hearing Thursday. Corzine, a Democrat, represented New Jersey...
  • Grassley: Justice Dept. balking at making witnesses available [Fast & Furious]

    11/10/2011 1:42:46 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 10, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has refused to make available 11 of 12 department witnesses called by the panel for transcribed interviews in the ongoing investigation of the botched Fast and Furious weapons operation. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said that despite the department’s promises of good-faith cooperation in the probe, only one witness has been provided so far — former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke in Arizona, who resigned in August two weeks after he ended his testimony about Fast and Furious before a House committee, during which he took responsibility for mistakes....
  • Ad Campaign Targets Obama, Solyndra Loan Scandal

    11/07/2011 2:45:44 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 5 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Monday, 07 Nov 2011 02:43 PM | Paul Scicchitano
    New ads targeting President Barack Obama’s involvement with $535 million in federal loan guarantees to Solyndra, which subsequently went bankrupt, have hit television markets in several all-important swing states. Americans for Prosperity is paying for the $2 million-plus ad campaign, which features a video clip, titled "Obama's Green Giveaway," in which Obama declares: “The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra.” Story continues below video. WATCH THE VIDEO:Obama's Green Giveaway The ad, which depicts the president amid a backdrop of a fictitious newspaper called Solyndra News, notes that wealthy donors with ties to the solar company...
  • White House rebuffs subpoena on failed solar firm (Hey Congress: time to send a few to jail)

    11/04/2011 4:02:52 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    washtimes ^ | 11/4/11 | By Dina Cappiello
    The White House is strongly rebuffing a subpoena from House Republicans seeking all communications about a failed solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar federal loan guarantee. In a letter to two top Republicans on the House energy panel, White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler says partisan politics is driving the request. The White House has already turned over 85,000 pages of documents on Solyndra. The company filed for bankruptcy and laid off 1,100 workers after receiving $528 million in federal backing. Ruemmler said those documents show no wrongdoing or political favoritism by the administration. House Republicans have used Solyndra...
  • White House rejects 'partisan' subpoena on Solyndra documents

    11/04/2011 3:53:27 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 117 replies
    platts.com ^ | 4Nov2011/612 pm EDT/2212 GMT | Herman Wang, herman_wang@platts.com
    Washington (Platts)--4Nov2011/612 pm EDT/2212 GMT The White House Friday rejected a subpoena issued by the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee to produce internal communications and other documents related to now-bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra's $535 million loan guarantee. In a letter to the Republican leaders of the committee, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler called the subpoena a partisan "vast fishing expedition" without legal justification. "The committee's extremely broad request for documents -- now a subpoena -- is a significant intrusion on Executive Branch interests, particularly given that you have not made any effort to tailor the request to...
  • Dem (Schakowsky - Ill RAT) compares GOP to 'birthers' for issuing Solyndra subpoena

    11/03/2011 9:32:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/03/11 | Ben Geman
    Dem compares GOP to 'birthers' for issuing Solyndra subpoenaBy Ben Geman - 11/03/11 03:12 PM ET Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is comparing Republicans who voted to subpoena the White House for Solyndra documents to critics of President Obama who allege he wasn’t born in the United States. Schakowsky was among a parade of Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats who slammed the subpoena vote Thursday, calling it a political attack that ignores White House efforts to work with the committee on its request for documents. “I doubt that anything the White House would have agreed to yesterday would have been sufficient....
  • House GOP votes to subpoena White House Solyndra documents

    11/03/2011 8:37:23 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday November 3, 2011
    Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted Thursday to subpoena the White House for all internal communications related to the failed solar company Solyndra. The subpoena escalates the ongoing battle between the White House and Republicans over a $535 million Energy Department loan guarantee to Solyndra, the California solar panel maker that filed for bankruptcy in early September, setting off a firestorm in Washington. Republicans have pummeled the White House over the loan guarantee for weeks, using Solyndra’s bankruptcy to challenge the administration’s green energy agenda. The committee’s investigative panel voted 14-9, along party lines to subpoena the...
  • Subcommittee authorizes Homeland Security subpoena (re: illegals identified but not deported)

    11/02/2011 3:03:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/2/11 | Henry C. Jackson - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House subcommittee on Wednesday authorized a subpoena against the Homeland Security Department for information about illegal immigrants who have been identified but not deported. The authorization cleared the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration policy and enforcement by a 7-4, party line vote. Democrats voted against the measure, saying it was premature to issue a subpoena because Homeland Security, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is cooperating with the committee. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, says the subpoena authorization is necessary because the Obama administration hasn't responded quickly enough to his request, which was made in...
  • The week ahead: House GOP set to subpoena White House over Solyndra

    10/31/2011 8:13:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    The week ahead: House GOP set to subpoena White House over SolyndraBy Andrew Restuccia - 10/31/11 08:47 AM ET House Republicans are expected to subpoena the White House this week for more documents about failed solar firm Solyndra. The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigative panel will meet Thursday to vote on a resolution to authorize a White House subpoena. The vote comes after the White House rejected Republicans’ request for all internal communications related to Solyndra, noting that the administration has already provided more than 70,000 pages of documents to the committee. Read more about the subpoena vote here,...
  • Big media outlets ignore subpoena of entire top tier of Obama Administration

    10/15/2011 9:55:53 PM PDT · by Rabin · 10 replies
    examiner ^ | October 15, 2011 | Anthony Martin
    Mike Vanderboegh: writes that when history records the dreadful events leading to the Project Gunwalker scandal, and its subsequent cover-up, the mainstream media will not be treated kindly." In fact, they will be the subject of ridicule and scorn for their complicity to the attempt to hide illegal activity and cover-ups by either refusing to report it or by slanting its reporting to imply that the key players at the top did no wrong. Sharyl Attkisson at CBS News. Attkisson's has been a lone voice, an oasis of investigative integrity in a desert of journalistic malpractice
  • Gunwalker is only the tip of a scandal iceberg

    10/12/2011 6:08:33 PM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2011 | Robert Farago
    On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed the Department of Justice. "Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged," committee chairman Darrell E. Issa said. "The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago. It's time we know the whole truth." In fact, the committee's legal assault on the stone wall surrounding the Justice Department’s collusion with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is only a waypoint...
  • VIDEO: Holder downplays Fast and Furious as not ‘important,’ walks out on reporters

    10/12/2011 2:33:15 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/11 | Matthey Boyle
    Although several members of Congress have now called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over Operation Fast and Furious, he appeared to dismiss the congressional investigation into the program as not “important” when reporters asked about it on Tuesday. “We have sent thousands of pages of documents,” Holder said in response to a question about whether he’ll be complying with new subpoenas expected to be heading his way this week. “We’ll look at the subpoenas. I’m sure we will undoubtedly comply with them.” “But what I want the American people to understand is that in complying with those subpoenas...
  • Fulton County grand jury issues subpoena for probe of APS (Atlanta Public School) cheating scandal

    08/18/2011 6:15:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Clatl ^ | 8/17/11 | Miranda Sain
    Fulton County grand jury issues subpoena for probe of APS cheating scandalPosted by Miranda Sain on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 2:15 PM A criminal investigation has begun into the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal — and former Superintendent Beverly Hall could play a large role, the AJC reports: The subpoena, issued by a Fulton County grand jury, seeks comprehensive information dating back to 1999 regarding teacher transfers and demotions, bonuses paid to employees for improved test scores and copies of complaints from parents, teachers or students of possible improprieties related to Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. The subpoena also seeks signed...
  • A subpoena for the NLRB (Darrell Issa subpoenas NLRB for documents related to case against Boeing)

    08/10/2011 9:40:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is slowly but surely becoming an albatross around the neck of this administration and there doesn’t seem to be any quick fix to the problem. Ever since they opened up their assault on Boeing back in April the board has been drawing fire from all sides. And now, apparently tired of the foot dragging and obstructionist tactics being employed, Darrel Issa has let the NLRB know that it’s time to put up or shut up. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has subpoenaed the National Labor Relations Board for documents...
  • Obama's OMB ignores document subpoena; Upton/Stearns House panel says Monday morning or else

    07/23/2011 10:35:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/23/11 | Mark Tapscott
    President Obama's senior appointees at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget took another step this week toward a potentially epic confrontation with Congress by ignoring a document subpoena issued by a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The subpoena is for thousands of documents requested months ago by the committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations concerning OMB's evaluation of a Department of Energy economic stimulus program loan guarantee worth $535 million for Solyndra, Inc., which makes solar energy panels.
  • Darrell Issa to subpoena Obama admin over Project Gunrunner

    06/05/2011 12:40:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/5/11 | staff
    Rep. Darrell Issa says he’s had to go directly to the field to get information about Project Gunrunner because the Obama administration has stonewalled on all of the information subpoenas they’ve been sent. But now it’s their turn. Issa says that he’s ready to subpoena people in the Obama administration for hearings this summer. He points out that this isn’t the discovery phase of the process because they know exactly what happened. They now want to know what the administration was thinking by approving a process that sent high-powered weapons to the ‘worst of the worst’ on both sides of...
  • NRA chief wants Holder resignation

    05/12/2011 5:17:36 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/30/11 2:09 PM EDT | JAMES HOHMANN
    Representative Darrell Issa on his Exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder May 3, 2011 - Darrel Issa questions Eric Holder on Gunnruner
  • Chairman Issa Chastises ATF for Refusal to Comply with Subpoena (All links are PDFs.)

    04/21/2011 1:07:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | April 20, 2011 | NA
    Chairman Issa Chastises ATF for Refusal to Comply with Subpoena "If you do not comply with the subpoena, the Committee will be forced to commence contempt proceedings."   WASHINGTON. D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today, in a letter to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Acting Director Kenneth E. Melson, criticized the Director for failing to produce any documents in response to a subpoena issued March 31. The subpoena was issued after ATF and Department of Justice officials failed to cooperate in good faith with...
  • The latest on the ATF "Gunrunner" scandal: Wondrous things, the subpoena...

    04/09/2011 6:02:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 8 April, 2011 | Jim Shepherd
    In the Paul Newman classic "Absence of Malice" a federal investigator played by Wilford Brimley is trying to get to the bottom of a case that has gone off the rails and threatens the careers of everyone associated with it. In a pivotal scene, Brimley sets all the involved parties in a room and tells them his deputy "has a briefcase over there full of subpoenas." "Wondrous things, the subpoena. I hand you one and you have to tell me anything I want to know about whatever's on them or you go to jail. Now two things are going to...
  • After ATF Blows Deadline, Issa Issues Subpoena for Project Gunrunner Papers

    04/02/2011 5:15:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/01/11
    After ATF Blows Deadline, Issa Issues Subpoena for Project Gunrunner PapersFoxNews.com Published April 01, 2011 Republican Rep. Darrell Issa fired off a subpoena Friday to the Justice Department agency in the middle of a cross-border gun sales operation that has been blamed for a massive flow of arms to Mexican drug cartels and possibly the death of a U.S. border agent. Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, demanded the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives provide him documents related to "Project Gunrunner" after the agency failed to respond to questions by a Wednesday deadline....
  • Janet Napolitano dispatches 21-man team to respond to Issa document demands

    02/24/2011 10:46:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/25/11 | Jonathan Strong
    With the showdown between top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. Janet Napolitano heating up, Napolitano has dispatched a 21-man team to respond to Issa’s document and testimony requests, a DHS source says. The team includes 15 lawyers and six “support staff” who have logged over 600 hours working to find documents and review them before sending more than 3,000 pages to Issa, the source says.(Snip) Tuesday, Issa subpoenaed the testimony of two key career officials at DHS, the first time Issa is using the force of law to compel information from the
  • The Question Everyone is Asking: Who gets the first subpoena?

    11/03/2010 9:14:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/3/10 | Ed Lasky
    There are many reasons to celebrate the Republican takeover of the People's House this morning. One of them will be the ability of Republicans to pull away the curtain and see what the Obama team has really been up to as it bullied Americans over the last two years. Congressman Darrell Issa will be very busy as head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, holding hearings and calling in federal officials to testify about a wide variety of actions: the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case being among them.
  • Bachmann: Subpoenas and Hearings Are Coming in 2011 (w/ audio)

    07/22/2010 10:46:24 AM PDT · by Superstu321 · 34 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | July 22, 2010 | JDubb
    Want a sneak preview for what the 2011 legislative calendar has in store? The Intrade prediction market is giving the GOP a 57-percent shot of taking back the House of Representatives this fall, meaning it is more likely to happen than not. And a lot of polls seem to be indicating the same thing. But should that happen, then what? According to Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., the House Republicans should exercise their power to subpoena and hold continuous hearings. Speaking to a gathering for the GOP Youth Convention on July 22 in Washington, D.C., she emphasized this point. “Oh, I...
  • Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents

    04/28/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 94 replies · 3,858+ views
    Washington Post Online ^ | 4/27/10 | Craig Whitlock
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. After days of negotiations, the Pentagon and Justice Department informed a Senate committee that they would not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records from the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people.