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  • BREAKING: DOJ Announces Fast and Furious Documents Withheld by Eric Holder Will Be Released

    03/07/2018 10:48:49 AM PST · by DFG · 177 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/07/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced Wednesday additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama administration will be released to the House Oversight Committee. The documents were previously withheld by Attorney General Eric Holder, who was voted in civil and criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to turn them over. “The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law. This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions released in...
  • House Republicans Launch New Probe Into Uranium One Deal (Clinton Informant Talking to Congress)

    10/24/2017 2:27:43 PM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5 hours ago
    House Republicans on Tuesday launched a new probe covering the approval for the sale of a mining company that gave the Russians partial control over American uranium reserves. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., announced his committee and the House Oversight Committee will investigate the so-called Uranium One deal. “We’re not going to jump to any conclusions, but we’re going to try and get the facts,” Nunes said The Hill reported that the FBI had evidence as early as 2009 that Russian operatives used bribes, kickbacks and other dirty tactics to expand Moscow’s atomic energy footprint in the U.S.,...
  • Massive Staff Walkout Planned at House Oversight Committee When Gowdy Takes Over, Chaffetz AWOL

    05/27/2017 9:26:47 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 119 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/27/2017 | Jack Posobiec
    Many senior and long-time staffers of the House Oversight Committee plan a walkout when Congressman Trey Gowdy takes the gavel over from Jason Chaffetz. Gowdy, who led the two-year House Benghazi probe, has secured near-unanimous support among members of the House Republican Steering Committee as well as Speaker Paul Ryan. Additionally, Jason Chaffetz has not been seen at work “for three months” and generally only appears when cameras are rolling.
  • Trey Gowdy to take over as House Oversight Committee chairman

    05/24/2017 8:44:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/17 | Robert Laurie
    The Good the Bad and the Gowdy When Trey Gowdy’s name was mentioned as a possible replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, I scoffed. Floating Gowdy was a smart play from the White House, since they know the base loves him, but I didn’t buy it for a second. There are several reasons for that, but at the top of the list is “why would he want to do that? Congress is a nice cushy gig.” Gowdy currently sits on the Oversight Committee, where his brutal interrogations make for riveting YouTube gold. Clips of him grilling the players in...
  • House panel looking into Reddit post about Clinton's email server

    09/19/2016 3:26:03 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/19/2016 | Katie Bo Williams
    The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is the chairman of the panel’s Government Operations subcommittee. “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-year-old post from an account believed to belong to Combetta, an...
  • Declawed cats bat mouse around. Or… House GOP grills FBI Director James Comey

    07/07/2016 11:37:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Pressa ^ | 07/07/16 | Robert Laurie
    So what... If you’ve been watching today’s House Oversight Committee hearing you’ve seen four things: A lot of talking from people who have proven - over the course of the last seven years - that they’ve been neutered in every possible way.
  • FBI Director James Comey called to testify before House Oversight committee

    07/06/2016 10:45:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 60 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/16 | Robert Laurie
    Political Theater...While Comey's testimony might be interesting, I labor under no delusion that it will be meaningful Tomorrow, FBI Director James Comey will appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, where he’ll attempt to explain his baffling decision not to recommend charges for Hillary Clinton. How he’ll do that is anyone’s guess, since virtually every media outlet - even the left-wing ones - seems stunned that his “no charges” announcement began with a litany of chargeable offenses.
  • Chaffetz, Meadows Statements on Subcommittee Chairmanship

    06/25/2015 7:04:35 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) jointly issued the following statements regarding the chairmanship of the Government Operations Subcommittee.“Last week I announced a change in the Government Operations sub-committee chairmanship. A number of people have asked me to reconsider that decision. Having spoken with Mark Meadows several times during the past week, I think we both better understand each other. I respect Mark and his approach. The discussions and candor have been healthy and productive. Ultimately, I believe we both want to do what is best for the country. Obviously I...
  • Chaffetz succeeds Issa on Oversight

    11/18/2014 4:42:00 PM PST · by maggief · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday won a competitive four-way race to become the House Oversight Committee chairman in the new Congress starting in January. Chaffetz and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and John Mica (R-Fla.) vied to succeed current Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who is term-limited, for the high-profile gavel. All four candidates emphasized throughout their candidacies that they'd try to run the committee differently from Issa's controversial tenure. Over the course of the last two days, the House GOP Steering Committee, a panel consisting of elected leadership, top committee chairmen and regional representatives that determines...
  • ICYMI: Trey Gowdy Destroys Director of Secret Service Over 2011 Shooting Incident

    10/01/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | October 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Secret Service Director Julia Pierson fielded questions from furious and skeptical lawmakers after a number of serious failures by the agency to properly protect the President. Pierson started her testimony by saying she "takes full responsibility" for the failures, especially the most recent incident of fence jumper Omar Gonzales making it all the way inside the White House, but failed to answer a number of questions. Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy questioned Pierson on a shooting incident that occurred at the White House in 2011. Pierson failed to provide adequate answers as to why that incident was first classified as simply...
  • CBC asks that Issa be stripped of gavel

    03/06/2014 11:15:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2014 | Bernie Becker
    VIDEO: 4 minutes - Rep. Marcia Fudge's oral presentation of the privileged resolution on House floor. The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus is calling House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to be stripped of his gavel for his behavior at a contentious IRS hearing on Wednesday. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) told Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday that Issa’s conduct in the hearing — which included cutting off the microphone of Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the ranking Democrat — amounted to “an affront to the expectations of the American people.” Fudge also said Issa should apologize on the House...
  • The White House Beatings to Continue Until Moral [sic] Improves

    06/24/2013 4:39:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 24, 2013 | John Ransom
    You can always count on the White House to react strongly to “internal” threats. Yes, the folks who could care less who is blowing up whom in Syria, Libya or Boston, takes people who snitch on them very seriously. Their newest weapon is a program called “Inside Threat,” which, according to McClatchy, is designed not to just to clamp down on classified leaks, but rather to make sure ANY unauthorized disclosure of ANY information that make them look bad will leave a mark on the miscreant leaker. Given the proclivities of the administration to impale themselves on the sharp edge...
  • Brand Spanking New ACORN Scandal-Illegally Using Tax an SEIU Dollars To Support Progressive Agenda

    02/19/2010 7:14:26 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 500+ views
    The Lid, Various ^ | 2/20/2010 | The Lid
    In the mid 1990s, ACORN and the SEIU partnered with other progressive organizations to help form the Marxist New Party, a political coalition. In 1995, Obama sought out their nomination. He was successful in obtaining that endorsement and used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers. The fact that Obama received the New Party’s endorsement in his first run for office cannot be dismissed as insignificant. On the contrary, Obama’s ties to the New Party and the New Party’s backers at ACORN and the SEIU are long-standing, substantial, and reveal a great deal about his personal political allegiances....