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The Silencing of the Inspectors General
Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 06/14/2018 8:14:05 PM PDT by Kaslin

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, an Obama administration appointee, is scheduled to deliver a report this week on DOJ and FBI abuses during the 2016 campaign cycle. Remember: His last investigation of FBI misconduct advised a criminal referral for fired former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who allegedly lied to federal investigators.

McCabe and at least a half-dozen other FBI employees quit, retired, were fired or were reassigned as a result of fallout from the politicization of the FBI. Yet, as Barack Obama left office, his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, strangely boasted that the Obama administration "has been historically free of scandal." Obama himself recently concluded of his eight-year tenure, "I didn't have scandals."

Those were puzzling assertions, given nearly nonstop scandals during Obama's eight years in office involving the IRS; General Services Administration; Peace Corps; Secret Service; Veterans Administration; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, not to mention the Clinton email server scandal, the Benghazi scandal and the 2016 Democratic National Committee email scandal.

For nearly eight years, the Obama administration sought to cover up serial wrongdoing by waging a veritable war against the watchdog inspectors general of various federal agencies.

In 2014, 47 of the nation's 73 inspectors general signed a letter alleging that Obama had stonewalled their "ability to conduct our work thoroughly, independently, and in a timely manner."

The frustrated nonpartisan auditors cited systematic Obama administration refusals to turn over incriminating documents that were central to their investigations.

The administration had purportedly tried to sidetrack an IG investigation into possible misconduct by then-Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. In addition, the Obama administration reportedly thwarted IG investigations of Amtrak, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the Office of Management and Budget

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1 posted on 06/14/2018 8:14:05 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: aposiopetic; bestintxas; bitt; Bodega; BroJoeK; carolinablonde; COBOL2Java; DarthVader; Deb; ...

Victor Davis Hanson Column


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2 posted on 06/14/2018 8:15:53 PM PDT by Kaslin (Politicians are not born; they are excreted -Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur. (Cicero))
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To: Kaslin

Michael “Whore o tits”. What a joke he is now. This was a white wash from hell. No criminal referrals???? You have got top be kidding me. Hillary isn’t a criminal???? OMG!!


3 posted on 06/14/2018 8:17:36 PM PDT by raiderboy (Trump has assured us that he will shut down the government to get the WALL in Sept.)
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[Denis McDonough, strangely boasted that the Obama administration “has been historically free of scandal.” Obama himself recently concluded of his eight-year tenure, “I didn’t have scandals.”]

The lying liberals repeat these lies online, all the time. I believe some of them are truly that clueless but some of them know better, it seems, and just repeat the lies.


4 posted on 06/14/2018 8:17:43 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Kaslin

America is so very lucky that we survived the administration of that Muslim cretin, who loathed every one of us, including members of his own race, in order to destroy America and at the same time promote his adopted religion...Islam, thanks to his evil mentor.

I than God every day for Donald J. Trump. May god bless and keep him safe.


5 posted on 06/14/2018 8:23:15 PM PDT by Maris Crane
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To: Kaslin

The whitewashing money can buy.


6 posted on 06/14/2018 8:28:39 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: bray

Wanna know why the senate is working through summer break? They leave Trump fires sessions and does a recess appointment of a new AG. They can’t go into summer recess. Think Judge Jeanine could shake hell out of things in a few months?


7 posted on 06/14/2018 8:34:16 PM PDT by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought.)
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To: Kaslin

Re Obama’s “scandal free administration”. He’s a pathological liar so of course he didn’t have any scandals, since he, like Bill, says, “It depends on what my definition of scandal is”.


8 posted on 06/14/2018 9:37:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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There’s a reason why Rosenstein wants Old Toothless to investigate everything on earth.

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9 posted on 06/14/2018 9:46:15 PM PDT by AnthonySoprano
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To: Kaslin

They said that because they had just finished destroying the evidence


10 posted on 06/14/2018 9:52:57 PM PDT by joshua c (To disrupt the system, we must disrupt our lives)
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To: Kaslin

They said that because they had just finished destroying the evidence


11 posted on 06/14/2018 9:56:28 PM PDT by joshua c (To disrupt the system, we must disrupt our lives)
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To: Kaslin

The book of Micah seems especially relevant these days, especially these two verses (KJV):

Micah 7:2 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.

7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.

Any resemblance to these days purely coincidental. It stands to reason the United States may face the same consequences which occurred to this group because of such behavior, and was recorded for our benefit.


12 posted on 06/14/2018 10:45:38 PM PDT by Sam_Damon
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To: Kaslin

This story is not over yet. Trump has something in mind for these rats - he’s playing them somehow.


13 posted on 06/14/2018 10:47:03 PM PDT by enumerated
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Agreed...it is not over.


14 posted on 06/14/2018 11:14:08 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~~Trump 2020~~ There needs to be a quieting of the screaming lambs.)
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To: SaveFerris

It’s an article of faith with them at the least, and yes they do, you are 100% correct. It is sickening.


15 posted on 06/15/2018 12:19:02 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Kaslin

Bump.


16 posted on 06/15/2018 3:12:19 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Kaslin

So, a corrupt government hack IG issues a report that finds no fault with the blatantly criminal acts of other corrupt government hacks. And we’re surprised by this?


17 posted on 06/15/2018 4:39:32 AM PDT by DrPretorius
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
As I have so many times: All liberals lie, they can't help it. It comes natural to them

So why should 0bama be any different?

18 posted on 06/15/2018 4:51:55 AM PDT by Kaslin (Politicians are not born; they are excreted -Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur. (Cicero))
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; 1217Chic; 1Old Pro; 1_Rain_Drop; 20yearsofinternet; 2rightsleftcoast; 38special; ..

This article is a very concise summary of the Obama-era corruption. Every Freeper should read it.


19 posted on 06/15/2018 7:03:38 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Trump is a real estate genius because he lives rent-free in so many heads.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Obama was only able to usurp the office which the Constitution says he cannot hold with the complete cooperation of BOTH parties.

Not ONE of our elected or appointed would stand for the Constitution.

Forfeit part, lose all.

Barack Obama is NOT a natural born citizen.


20 posted on 06/15/2018 7:13:01 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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