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  • House panel drags White House attorney to testify on missing IRS emails

    06/24/2014 8:44:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/24/14 | Fox News
    Rep. Darrell Issa forced a White House attorney to testify Tuesday as he and other GOP lawmakers seek answers on why years' worth of emails from ex-IRS official Lois Lerner have disappeared. Tensions flared almost from the beginning. The chairman of the House oversight committee, shortly after White House attorney Jennifer O'Connor began to testify, accused her of being a "hostile witness" when she did not immediately answer one of his questions. "I'm not a hostile witness," she retorted. "Yes, you are," Issa, R-Calif., said. He later clarified to say she is "non-cooperative." O'Connor was brought before the committee because...
  • Kerry Agrees to Testify on Benghazi, With Caveats

    05/23/2014 12:45:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/23/14 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry has agreed to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform over the 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. In a letter to Representative Darrell Issa, Republican of California, the committee’s combative chairman, the State Department’s assistant secretary for legislative affairs, Julia Frifield, expressed surprise at Mr. Issa’s May 14 subpoena “commanding the secretary of state to appear.” While she declined to make Mr. Kerry available next Thursday, the day the chairman had demanded, she offered two dates next month. “He will be fully occupied with critical...
  • Dispute Over Obamacare Tech Official Not Testifying (Todd Park too busy)

    11/08/2013 4:31:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/08/13 | Gautham Nagesh
    The White House’s refusal to make a top technology official available to Congress is drawing some heat on the Hill. The White House declined this week to make Chief Technology Officer Todd Park available to testify at a House Oversight hearing next Wednesday on the rollout of Healthcare.gov. White House Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs Donna Pignatelli said Mr. Park is currently too busy helping fix the troubled healthcare website to appear, and suggested he testify in early December instead.
  • Key Benghazi witness found Testifying to Congress today behind closed doors

    07/25/2013 9:12:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 7/25/13 | Garth Kant
    A highly sought witness in the Benghazi investigation is scheduled to testify this morning behind closed doors in Congress, WND has learned Marine Col. George Bristol is considered a key witness because he may be able to shed light on why no U.S. military help was sent when the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, came under attack on Sept. 11, 2012. The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans died in the attack. Congressional investigators have been trying to locate Bristol for months. As commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, he knew what military options...
  • Caption Clinton testifyin'

    01/23/2013 7:44:24 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 39 replies
    U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya during a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) hugs Senator John McCain (R-AZ) as she arrives to testify on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya during a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013.
  • Clinton to Testify on Benghazi Attack (Wednesday)

    01/20/2013 3:24:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    VOA News ^ | 1/19/13 | Michael Bowman
    **SNIP** But Clinton’s testimony before House and Senate panels is likely to be mostly forward looking, said National security expert Rudy deLeon. “What we are expecting to hear, in the secretary’s own voice, is the plan she has to reinvigorate and enhance diplomatic security services," he said. "What we are reminded of is how delicate the security situation is, and how attentively we need to stay focused.” Will the Benghazi attack be a permanent and defining stain on Clinton’s tenure at the State Department? Former U.S. NATO Ambassador Robert Hunter does not think so. “I do not think her image...
  • Sources: Clinton's Benghazi Testimony Expected in Two Weeks

    01/08/2013 4:54:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who returned to work Monday after a month-long illness, is expected to testify before the House and Senate committees regarding the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya when both chambers are back in session the week of Jan. 21, sources said Tuesday. “My sense is, her hearing probably will take place the morning of the 22nd,” the incoming ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday. Corker said he had had “some very good conversations with her chief of staff” and that Clinton appeared “anxious to...
  • Hillary Clinton too sick to testify on Benghazi, not too sick to party

    12/29/2012 9:40:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/29/12 | Joe Newby
    **SNIP** On Friday, however, CNN reported that "doctors have grounded her from overseas travel for several more weeks." The report made no mention of the trip to the Dominican Republic. The Huffington Post said Thursday that according to Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines, Secretary Clinton "continues to recuperate at home and will resume her office schedule next week." Reines also said that "Clinton had no schedule this week because of a long-planned holiday," Matthew Lee wrote. Last week, CNN said Clinton was too sick to appear before Congress to testify on the attack that saw four Americans killed, including Ambassador Chris...
  • Clinton tells lawmakers she is open to testifying on Benghazi in future (2017?)

    12/17/2012 4:38:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Clinton tells lawmakers she is open to testifying on Benghazi in futureBy Julian Pecquet - 12/17/12 01:58 PM ET Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to the leaders of the House and Senate foreign affairs panels on Monday to tell them she may testify in future on the Benghazi attack, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. Clinton was expected to testify at a hearing this Thursday but will be sending her two deputies, William Burns and Thomas Nides, after contracting a stomach virus and suffering a concussion during a fall last weekend. Thursday's hearing will be preceded by a closed-door...
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness

    12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 69 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office...
  • Republicans say Rice must testify on Benghazi statements

    11/18/2012 11:00:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/18/12
    Republicans say Rice must testify on Benghazi statementsWASHINGTON | Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:40pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. lawmakers turned up the heat on Sunday on Susan Rice, saying the U.N. ambassador - seen as a possible nominee to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state - must testify before Congress on her remarks after the September attack that killed the American envoy to Libya. **SNIP** "She's going to have to come in and testify at some point, whether it's in a closed hearing or an open hearing," Republican Saxby Chambliss, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee,...
  • Petraeus to testify behind doors on Benghazi Friday

    11/14/2012 7:36:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    see bs ^ | 11/14/12 | Sara Dover
    Gen. David Petraeus will testify before a House Committee on the Libya embassy attack Friday morning, despite the ongoing FBI investigation into an extramarital affair that led to his resignation as director of the CIA. The hearing held by the Senate Intelligence Committee is closed to the public and the media. Petraeus is expected to answer questions about the CIA's knowledge and handling of the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. Two of those Americans were with the CIA.
  • NICE TRY Barry: 'Timley' Petraeus Resignation Won't Keep Him Off the Witness Stand, You Snake

    11/10/2012 4:10:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 54 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Trey Gowdy: 'He will be subpoenaed' Attempting a buck-up-the-troops post in the wake of unexpected and disheartening GOP defeat, I prioritized battle cries of 'Impeach Obama over Benghazigate' and 'NO tax increases'. This seemed to be what a lot of other people were thinking too- alas, most doubted the resolve and determination of what 'leadership' we still retain in this party- and wondered -as we always do- if anybody's even listening. Yet lo-and-behold, here we are three days later and BOTH seem on the path to realization: to the surprise and delight of conservatives, Boehner and McConnell stepped-right-up to the mike yesterday and...
  • House panel invites Clinton to testify at Libya hearing (she can't do it - traveling abroad)

    11/10/2012 2:22:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/08/12
    House panel invites Clinton to testify at Libya hearingPublished November 08, 2012 FoxNews.com The House Foreign Affairs Committee has scheduled an open hearing for next Thursday on the Libya terror attack and has invited Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify, Fox News has learned. The committee joins two others planning to hold hearings, albeit closed ones, that day. **SNIP** Obama has vowed that his administration will do whatever it takes to bring the attackers to justice, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken responsibility for any security failures, though she also has cautioned that a full investigation of...
  • It's time for Hillary Clinton to testify about what happened in Libya

    10/13/2012 7:57:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/12 | K.T. McFarland
    It's time for Hillary Clinton to testify about what happened in LibyaBy K.T. McFarland Published October 12, 2012 FoxNews.com **SNIP** In Thursday night's debate, Vice President Biden claimed fault lies with the Intelligence Community and the State Department were to blame for the tragic events in Libya. Secretary Clinton knows better, and should speak out so those truly responsible be held to account. What a pity if one of the final public images we have of Secretary Clinton is a her clinging to an increasingly unbelievable narrative, while standing over the flag-draped coffins of American heroes who died for someone...
  • public comment DEADLINE is September 26.

    09/12/2012 11:47:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    CCHF ^ | 9-12-12 | twila brase
    The public comment DEADLINE is September 26. There are just 2 weeks for you to tell the U.S. House committee what you think about the federal takeover of health care using health insurance exchanges. Written public testimony -- however brief -- will be accepted until Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EASTERN. Today, the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health is holding a hearing on Obamacare's government health insurance exchanges (federal takeover centers). They selected five testifiers, and only one is likely to oppose the exchanges. That's why your help is needed.
  • Chaffetz: White House blocking access to ‘Fast and Furious’ witness who wants to testify

    04/06/2012 3:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/6/12 | Michael Volpe
    Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on Friday that although a key White House witness in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program is willing to testify about what he knows, the Obama administration won’t let him appear before Congress. White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent a letter Thursday to Republican lawmakers Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley, refusing their request to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, a former National Security staff member whose emails place him in the middle of the unfolding scandal. Issa and Grassley had written to Ruemmler on March...
  • MF Global executive refuses to testify before Congress (Assistant Treasurer Edith O'Brien)

    03/28/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/28/12 | Sarah N. Lynch and Aruna Viswanatha - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A finance executive at MF Global Holdings Ltd invoked her right against self-incrimination as lawmakers heard from officials who played critical roles in the final days of the futures brokerage, when a huge and still unexplained shortfall in customer money surfaced. Assistant Treasurer Edith O'Brien, believed to have been involved in authorizing a $175 million transfer that may have included customer funds, three days before MF Global's bankruptcy filing on October 31, declined to testify on Wednesday. "On advice of counsel I respectfully decline to answer based on my constitutional right," she told subcommittee chairman Randy Neugebauer...
  • Issa calls for second prosecutor to testify about ‘Fast and Furious’

    01/26/2012 9:57:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/26/12 | Jerry Seper
    The chairman of a House committee investigating the failed “Fast and Furious” operation demanded on Thursday that the Justice Department make a key federal prosecutor in Arizona available for questioning about “his role in and knowledge of” the controversial gunrunning probe. Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, made the demand in a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., saying Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Morrissey played an “integral part” in Fast and Furious and has information not available from other sources. Mr. Morrissey’s supervisor, Patrick J. Cunningham, chief of the...
  • Fmr. Senator Corzine to Testify in MF Global Investigation (Live)

    12/08/2011 10:27:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    CSPAN ^ | 12/8/11 | CSPAN
    The House Agriculture Committee is questioning former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine on the bankruptcy of the financial firm and a dispute over $1.2 billion in missing funds. According to the Committee's website, the purpose of the hearing is "to examine the facts and circumstances that led up to the bankruptcy, and the efforts underway to recover customer funds and return them to their rightful owners." The former Senator and New Jersey governor is at the center of a dispute over $1.2 billion in missing customer funds. The trading firm’s bankruptcy is the 8th largest in the nation's history.
  • White House to testify at hearing on ‘home-grown’ militants (Occupy freeloaders not mentioned)

    12/03/2011 9:50:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Dawn ^ | 12/03/11
    White House to testify at hearing on ‘home-grown’ militantsSaturday 3rd December 2011 | Muharram 7, 1433 WASHINGTON: The Obama administration has signaled it will cooperate with a controversial congressional inquiry into alleged threats posed by “home-grown” Islamic militants that critics have branded a “witch hunt.” The House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security said on its website that the White House would supply two official witnesses for the December 7 hearing on “The threat to military communities inside the United States.” The committee, chaired by Republican Representative Peter King, had led controversial hearings earlier this year on alleged domestic Islamic...
  • Clinton: DOJ didn't give State a ‘heads up’ about Fast and Furious

    10/27/2011 8:11:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/11 12:37 PM ET | By Joshua Altman
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told lawmakers Thursday that she had not been notified by the Justice Department about a botched, international gun-tracking program has been linked to the death of a Border Patrol agent. Appearing before the House Foreign Affairs committee, Clinton was questioned by Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) about the State Department’s involvement in the controversial Fast and Furious operation that has triggered hearings on Capitol Hill.
  • Energy Secretary Chu agrees to testify in Congress about Solyndra

    10/27/2011 5:40:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/11 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu has agreed to testify about failed solar company Solyndra before congressional investigators on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The hearing, according to committee staff, will be on November 17. Solyndra received a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy — and taxpayers are burdened with that cost since the solar panel manufacturer went bankrupt. “We appreciate Secretary Chu making himself available and look forward to hearing his testimony on DOE’s involvement with the half-billion dollar loan to Solyndra,” Energy and Commerce’s Oversight and Investigations subcommittee chairman Rep. Cliff Stearns said...
  • Now, Democrats Want Solyndra Backers to Testify (a rookie Hussein fund-raising “bundler”)

    09/23/2011 8:39:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/23/11 | MATTHEW L. WALD
    Now, Democrats Want Solyndra Backers to TestifyBy MATTHEW L. WALD September 23, 2011, 1:46 pm **SNIP** Now the Democrats are asking for testimony from two private equity firms: Argonaut, which represents the interests of George Kaiser, a billionaire oilman who was a fund-raising “bundler” for the Obama presidential campaign, and Madrone, which invests money for the Walton family, heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune and prominent Republican donors. Those two firms, as investors in Solyndra, stepped forward in February with others to provide additional money to the company after the Energy Department loans. Under that deal, they get priority in repayment...
  • Solyndra execs to take 5th, refuse to testify before House panel (cluck.. cluck cluck..)

    09/20/2011 1:52:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/20/11 | Stuart Pfeifer
    Solyndra Inc.'s chief executive officer and chief financial officer will invoke their 5th Amendment rights and not answer questions during a Friday hearing before a House investigative committee, their attorneys said. Attorneys for Solyndra Chief Executive Brian Harrison and W.G. "Bill" Stover, the company's chief financial officer, sent letters to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's investigative subcommittee Tuesday saying the two executives would not answer any questions during the hearing. "I have advised Mr. Harrison that he should decline to answer questions put to him by this subcommittee based on his rights under the Fifth Amendment," Harrison's attorney, Walter...
  • My Will Fully Fulfilled Through You . . .

    06/06/2011 5:48:21 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    My will is being done through you , No longer in part but all the way through , You have passed by the Ark and now onto Zion you have come , For I AM continually with you releasing My kingdom , So now as you venture into My Will , It is My fullness that you fulfill , Not a jot or a tittle a thought or a vow , You are My Kingdom "alive" ( (( Operating NOW )) ) , So as you reach out your hands My coals of fire reveal * , All of My...
  • House Oversight Democrat says he will advise administration not to testify before committee

    06/03/2011 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/03/11 | C.j. Ciaramella
    House Oversight Democrat says he will advise administration not to testify before committeeC.j. Ciaramella – 30 mins ago Democrats in the House Oversight Committee are in full revolt against Republican Chairman Darrell Issa, so much that one Democrat said he will urge members of the Obama administration not to testify before the committee. Today during a meeting of the technology subcommittee, Democrat Gerald Connolly said, “I’m going to advise the [Obama] administration to decline all requests by the Majority to testify before this Subcommittee and the full committee until this matter is resolved.” **SNIP** Democrats object to Issa’s interpretation of...
  • Former Justice Attorney Set to Testify in New Black Panther Case

    07/05/2010 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    fox ^ | 7/5/10 | Eric Shawn
    A former Justice official who claims the administration backed off a voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party for racial reasons is set to testify Tuesday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The testimony from J. Christian Adams, who resigned from the Justice Department last month in protest of the administration's handling of the case, comes after he made a series of explosive allegations during an interview with Fox News last week. He said the administration abandoned an open-and-shut case of voter intimidation and that Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez gave false testimony before the commission in...
  • <b>Man accused of shooting abortion doctor rights SEVERELY infringed upon.</b>

    01/29/2010 8:25:08 AM PST · by OR Patriot · 26 replies · 728+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 27, 2010 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    Scott Roeder will take the witness stand to testify on his own behalf, attorney Steve Osburn told The Associated Press in the wake of a heated hearing about which defense evidence jurors will be allowed to hear.Roeder will be allowed to testify about his personally held beliefs, the judge said, not about medical procedures of which he has no knowledge or expertise."He is not going to be able to get up there and just blurb out what he wants to say," {District Judge Warren}Wilbert said.
  • Witness the "all" of me

    10/17/2009 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1,056 replies · 10,186+ views
    Bible and The Comforter | Scribe
    A manifold witness I have placed in you , All that is faithful and true , A oneness of The Father and I in one breath , Can you imagine this depth , For what once rested upon me , Was the one and the three in complete harmony , And so it is even now My fullness with you , For as you witness me all 3 come through ~ ~ ~ John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father,...
  • William Jefferson RAT-La faces decision on whether to testify (PICS!)

    07/21/2009 5:09:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 620+ views
    NOLA ^ | 7/20/09 | Jonathan Tilove
    William Jefferson faces decision on whether to testifyby Jonathan Tilove, The Times-Picayune Monday July 20, 2009, 9:21 PM WASHINGTON -- William Jefferson and his legal team now face the most difficult and fateful decision of his trial: whether the former nine-term Democratic congressman from New Orleans should take the stand in his own defense. "It's the last decision you make, " said James Neal, a prominent Nashville, Tenn., defense attorney. "It's just a terrible decision to make because the case then turns on it. You can forget about everything else that came before in the case. The case now depends...
  • Top Bush Aides to Testify in Attorneys’ Firings

    03/04/2009 9:57:05 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 11 replies · 636+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 3/4/09 | David Johnston
    WASHINGTON — Karl Rove and Harriet E. Miers, top former aides to President George W. Bush, will testify under oath to a House committee investigating the firings of nine United States attorneys in 2007, under an agreement announced Wednesday by the panel. The agreement settled a rancorous dispute that began in mid-2007 when the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Mr. Rove and Ms. Miers, who, according to e-mail messages released by the Justice Department, played a role in the firings.
  • Blagojevich's Lawyers Want Obama Aides To Testify (Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, Jesse Jackson Jr.)

    12/24/2008 3:01:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1,670+ views
    KDKA ^ | 12/24/08
    Blagojevich's Lawyers Want Obama Aides To TestifyIllinois Governor's Lawyers Issue Letter Calling For Subpoenas Dec 24, 2008 3:00 pm US/Eastern CHICAGO (CBS); In a dramatic development in the ongoing impeachment proceedings, lawyers for Gov. Rod Blagojevich want two key aides to President-elect Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to testify before the House impeachment committee. Sources tell CBS station WBBM-TV that a letter sent by Blagojevich's lawyers to committee chairman, State Rep. Barbara Currie, asks that the committee subpoena Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and Jackson. On Tuesday, a transition official disclosed that...
  • Palin's husband, aides to testify at inquiry

    10/06/2008 7:13:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 723+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/08 | Yereth Rosen
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband and seven aides will answer questions from a legislative inquiry into abuse-of-power allegations against the U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate, state and campaign officials said on Monday. Palin is being investigated for her dismissal in July of the state's public safety commissioner, a move that critics of Palin allege was part of a personal vendetta against a state trooper who is the governor's former brother-in-law. Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg said Palin's chief of staff and six other aides will stop fighting subpoenas that were issued last month by the state's...
  • Reporters told to testify in leak case (Who leaked details about scientist in 2001 anthrax attacks?)

    08/13/2007 8:54:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,298+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/07 | Matt Apuzzo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Five journalists must identify the government officials who leaked them details about a scientist under scrutiny in the 2001 anthrax attacks, a federal judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the reporters to cooperate with Steven J. Hatfill, who accused the Justice Department and FBI of violating the federal Privacy Act by giving the media information about the FBI's investigation of him. The reporters named in the opinion are Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman of Newsweek, Allan Lengel of The Washington Post, Toni Locy, formerly of USA Today, and James Stewart, formerly of CBS News....
  • Corpsman who'll testify in death of Iraqi man details life at war

    10/06/2006 5:48:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 962+ views
    North County Times ^ | 10/6/06 | Greg Risling - ap
    LOS ANGELES -- During two tours of duty in Iraq, Navy corpsman Melson J. Bacos said he experienced everything combat had to offer -- fire fights with insurgents, soldiers dying in his arms, thoughts of whether he'd live another day. Now he's got another unnerving assignment. On Friday, the 21 year old is scheduled to give testimony that military prosecutors hope will help them convict seven Marines accused of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi man in the town of Hamdania. Bacos, a medic who patrolled with the Marines, will have similar charges dropped in exchange for testimony during his court...
  • Witnesses testify of Saddam atrocities

    09/18/2006 10:30:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 489+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/06 | Sameer N. Yacoub and Jamal Haraby - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A former Kurdish rebel testified Monday he temporarily lost his sight in a chemical weapons attack by Saddam Hussein's forces nearly two decades ago. He removed his glasses so the court could see his swollen eyes. Karawan Abdellah said he still lives in "pain and suffering" from the March 1988 attack, when Iraqi warplanes raided Kurdish guerrilla positions in the village of Shanakhesiya in northern Iraq. After the initial airstrike, Iraq fired chemical weapons on the village, Abdellah said. "I stayed in a hospital for six months and during this period I wasn't able to see at...
  • Prison watchdog wants Schwarzenegger aides to testify under oath

    07/12/2006 5:02:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 256+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/12/06 | Don Thompson - ap
    The watchdog appointed by a federal judge to oversee California prison reforms said Wednesday he wants to force top aides of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to testify under oath in a case that could result in more federal control over the state's deeply troubled corrections system. John Hagar, the special master who reports to U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson, wants the judge to let him conduct a full investigation into whether the administration has been backsliding on reforms since the first of the year. At issue is whether Schwarzenegger's top aides have been currying favor with the state's powerful prison...
  • CA: Romero Called to Testify (summoned by grand jury, ongoing Don Perata FBI probe - PerataGate)

    06/01/2006 8:57:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 232+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/1/06 | Dan Morain and Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO—State Sen. Gloria Romero of Los Angeles was summoned Wednesday to appear before a grand jury in the FBI probe of Senate chief Don Perata's business dealings. Romero, a member of Perata's Democratic leadership team and one of his closest allies, said an FBI agent delivered a subpoena to her Capitol office requiring her to appear in July in Oakland, Perata's hometown. Romero said in an interview that she is being called to testify as a witness. She said she declined to be interviewed by FBI agents and asked that they issue the subpoena. "All along, I've thought this has...
  • Fla. Judge Who Wrongly Jailed 11 Testifies Before Ethics Board

    03/29/2006 8:26:21 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 4 replies · 241+ views
    local6 ^ | March 29, 2006
    SANFORD, Fla. -- The judge who had 11 people arrested for accidentally going to the wrong courtroom told an ethics board he was "horrified" by what he had done, blaming the problem on a mental disorder. Seminole County Judge John Sloop, 57, blamed his actions on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Tuesday, the first day of his trial before the Judicial Qualifications Commission. He said he now takes medicine and sees both a psychologist and a psychiatrist. "I will never be able to make amends," Sloop said. The morning of Dec. 3, 2004, 11 traffic offenders went to the wrong courtroom....
  • Sheriff Dever to testify on Capitol Hill about border security

    02/27/2006 4:44:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 425+ views
    BISBEE — More than once Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has been called to Washington, D.C., to testify before congressional committees about border problems. Today the sheriff is heading to the East Coast, where he will testify before two committees — one in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, and the other in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. What senators and representatives will hear is more of the same, more of what he told members of Congress in 1997, and that is the nation’s immigration and border strategies are failing, Dever said Sunday. While it is expected that both...
  • CA: Retirement chief refuses to testify (San Diego)

    12/07/2005 10:13:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 293+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/7/05 | Greg Moran
    Lawrence Grissom, the administrator of San Diego's retirement system, refused to testify yesterday, invoking his right against self-incrimination and becoming the latest high-ranking official connected with the city pension scandal to not answer questions in court. Prosecutor Steve Robinson asked one question – "Were you the retirement administrator for SDCERS in 2002?" – when Grissom's lawyer, Brian Hennigan, announced his client would assert his Fifth Amendment rights. He left a few minutes later, but not before defense attorneys for six former pension board members facing criminal conflict-of-interest charges tried to persuade Superior Court Judge Frederic L. Link to grant Grissom...
  • CA: City hall suit may force top S.J. officials to testify (Wandzia Grycz files suit)

    06/21/2005 2:00:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 335+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/21/05 | Aaron C. Davis
    Prosecutors last week declined to file criminal charges in the case of San Jose's favoritism toward Cisco Systems in the technology contract for the new City Hall. But a civil suit from the highest-ranking person to lose her job over the scandal that surfaced a year ago now threatens to do what five previous probes did not: force San Jose's top officials to testify under oath about what they knew about the deal. Wandzia Grycz, 53, the city's former chief information officer and self-described ``scapegoat'' in the $8 million contract that favored Cisco phone and network equipment for the new...
  • HILL PAL IS CASH COWED (Harold Ickes and Stan Lee testify)

    05/21/2005 4:13:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,475+ views
    NY Post ^ | 5/21/05 | NICOLE CAMPBELL
    HILL PAL IS CASH COWED By NICOLE CAMPBELL May 21, 2005 -- LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors in the trial of Hillary Rodham Clinton's former top fund-raiser David Rosen closed their case yesterday by driving home the point that an extravagant Hollywood gala cost three times as much as was reported to the Federal Election Commission. **SNIP** After the prosecution rested, Rosen's attorney, Paul Sandler, quickly filed a motion to dismiss each of the counts in the case. Judge A. Harold Matz said he would rule on the motion when the case resumes on Tuesday. Matz said he expected the jury...
  • Un-answered questions about Shiavo

    03/23/2005 12:28:08 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 17 replies · 1,231+ views
    03/23/05 | me
    Congress tried to use supeona power in an effort to save Terri Shiavo's live. They may have supeoned the wrong Shiavo. Michael Shiavo has been given a pass by the legally blind Judge Greer and the main-stream media outlets. If the Supreme Court does not make the effort to answer the many questions pertaining to this case as the previous courts have done, then congress and the President must step in just as they had to during the Slavery issue. I believe Congress must demand that Michael Shiavo be forced to answer at least these questions before he be given...
  • German Foreign Minister to Testify to Parliament in Visa Scandal (crime figures & prostitutes)

    02/17/2005 5:46:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 435+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/16/05 | RICHARD BERNSTEIN
    German Foreign Minister to Testify to Parliament in Visa Scandal By RICHARD BERNSTEIN Published: February 16, 2005 BERLIN, Feb. 15 - Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, facing a widening scandal involving visas for Ukrainian crime figures and prostitutes, said Tuesday that he would testify before a special parliamentary commission investigating the matter, but he refused to make any public comments. Mr. Fischer, a member of the leftist Green Party and by a considerable margin Germany's most popular political figure, has been confronting what commentators here are calling the party's worst political scandal in the six years it has been part of...
  • CA: Shelley beats deadline of Parra's threat (agrees to testify Feb. 3rd re: HAVA / ShmelleyGate)

    01/14/2005 9:27:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 269+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/14/05 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- Under threat of a subpoena, embattled Secretary of State Kevin Shelley agreed Thursday to testify voluntarily before a committee investigating his handling of federal election funds. Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, D-Hanford, the committee's chairwoman, said Shelley would be sworn in as a witness, leaving him vulnerable to possible perjury charges if he lies. Shelley is willing to testify under oath at the committee's next hearing Feb. 3, said spokeswoman Caren Daniels-Meade. "If that's what the committee wants, yes," Daniels-Meade said. Parra's Joint Legislative Audit committee is holding hearings on a stinging audit report that found Shelley mismanaged millions of...
  • CA: Shelley agrees to testify before committee investigating his use of funds (ShmelleyGate)

    01/13/2005 1:01:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 277+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/13/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Embattled Secretary of State Kevin Shelley agreed Thursday to testify Feb. 3 before the legislative committee investigating his use of federal election funds, his aides said. Shelley made the commitment Thursday morning, meeting a 10 a.m. deadline to confirm his appearance before the Joint Legislative Audit Committee's hearing next month. The committee's chair, Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, D-Hanford, said she would seek a subpoena to compel his testimony if he did not agree to come. Shelley made the commitment in a letter and telephone call to Parra, said his spokeswoman, Caren Daniels-Meade. "He looks forward to participating," she...
  • CA: Parra extends ultimatum to troubled secretary of state (Kevin Shelley/ShmelleyGate)

    01/12/2005 8:57:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 260+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/12/05 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- Assemblywoman Nicole Parra on Tuesday gave beleaguered Secretary of State Kevin Shelley two more days to decide whether to testify voluntarily before her audit committee about his handling of federal election funds. At the conclusion of a committee hearing late Monday night, Parra said she would seek a subpoena if Shelley had not agreed by noon Tuesday to appear before the committee's next hearing. Tuesday afternoon, she released an exchange of letters between herself and Shelley in which the secretary of state asked for more time to consult with his attorneys before responding. "As you might imagine, your...