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  • TSA looking at $300 million in cuts, including air marshals and employee benefits

    08/04/2018 12:10:13 PM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 15 replies
    CNN vis MSN.com ^ | 8/4/2018 | Rene Marsh
    A new internal document obtained by CNN shows the Transportation Security Administration's proposal to eliminate screening at more than 150 small to medium sized airports is just one of several cost-saving measures the agency is discussing. The document, which an agency source says TSA Administrator David Pekoske was briefed on last month, shows how the TSA could save more than $300 million in 2020.
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Communications, DOJ Objects to Preservation Order

    07/13/2018 12:28:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch obtains the first court-ordered production of Strzok-Page communications from the FBI (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has received 87 pages of records from the Department of Justice revealing former top FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page’s profanity-laced disdain for FBI hierarchy and policies. The DOJ, meanwhile, is resisting Judicial Watch’s request for a court order to preserve all responsive Page-Strzok communications. Strzok and Page’s anti-Trump text messages became center-stage amid allegations of bias at the Bureau, and both have been subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary and the Oversight and...
  • Tucker: DOJ views itself as beyond oversight

    07/03/2018 9:06:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published on 13 Jun 2018 | Tucker Carlson
    Tucker: From FBI official Peter Strzok's redacted texts to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatening to 'subpoena' the emails and phone records of the members of a GOP-led committee, the DOJ seems at times to be operating as a kind of shadow government, one that considers itself beyond the reach of normal oversight. #Tucker
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray Has Made It Clear He Will Not Share Docs With Congress

    06/19/2018 10:55:06 AM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/19/2018 | Nick Givas
    Shortened title. Full title: Judge Napolitano Says FBI Director Christopher Wray Has Made It Clear He Will Not Share Docs With Congress Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said he was disturbed by FBI Director Christopher Wray’s refusal to cooperate with Congress in their mission to obtain certain documents. “What I saw yesterday that startled me the most, it wasn’t the Democrats getting their narrative out of this, that this has nothing to do with Russia or the Republicans getting their narrative out of this. That the investigation of Hillary was so wide of a mark, we’ve never...
  • Gowdy scorches Comey for 'water-downed' Hillary probe, 'appointing himself' judge and jury

    06/19/2018 8:19:47 AM PDT · by ETL · 75 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 19, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy scorched James Comey in a blistering opening statement at a high-profile congressional hearing on Tuesday, declaring “we can’t survive with a justice system we don’t trust.” Gowdy kicked off the hearing featuring testimony from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on his review of the Hillary Clinton email case. The top DOJ watchdog is on Capitol Hill for the second day in a row to discuss the explosive report. But Gowdy launched into Tuesday's session -- a joint hearing held by the House oversight and judiciary panels -- with a fiery condemnation of the...
  • Acting Assistant Attorney General MIA for Congressional Oversight Hearing with Gowdy

    05/18/2018 6:41:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    No show because the story isn’t stright that is going to be presented to the American people under oath? Trey Gowdy Gets Pissed and Agrees to SUBPOENA Assistant Attorney General! Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Congressman Trey Gowdy cannot believe the acting Assistant Attorney General has not shown up for the Congressional Oversight Hearing. Original Air Date: 5/8/18 No one wants to answer the question about the failed investigations, strange deaths in Florida surround them. Well, now we might have a reason why the acting Attorney General is MIA. Florida Election Supervisor GUILTY Of Rigging Election For Wasserman Schultz...
  • On Congressional Oversight of Lower Federal Courts

    04/30/2018 1:16:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 5 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 30th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Do Bing or Google search on “Federal Court Blocks President Trump . . . ,“ and you’ll find one lower federal court after another blocked the Trump administration from rescinding Obama’s illegal DACA, delaying the start of an EPA rule, cracking down on sanctuary cities, banning trannies from our military, and keeping dangerous jihadis out of the US. If America had a congress as institutionally proud as our Framers intended, federal district courts wouldn’t stop President Trump at nearly every turn. Our system wasn’t designed for a complacent and neutered legislature that stands by and watches judicial usurpations and tyranny.1...
  • 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...
  • Who Watches the Watchmen?

    11/29/2017 5:21:39 AM PST · by b4its2late · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/29/2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>History shows that special counsels almost inevitably overstep their mandates.</p> <p>Former FBI director Robert Mueller was supposed to run a narrow investigation into accusations of collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government. But so far, Mueller’s work has been plagued by almost daily improper leaks (e.g., “sources report,” “it emerged,” “some say”) about investigations that seem to have little to do with his original mandate.</p>
  • ‘The Oversight Man’ Explains Why Washington Doesn’t Change (Prepare to be mad!)

    06/19/2017 1:45:53 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 19, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Sharyl Attkisson: Some people might think this is a great time to be a Republican Chairman of an important committee because Republicans control the House, they’re the majority in the Senate, and they hold the president’s office. That means, you would think, that federal agencies can’t stonewall investigations of spending, waste, fraud, and abuse. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah: The reality is, sadly, I don’t see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration. I thought there would be this, these floodgates would open up with all the documents we wanted from the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Pentagon....
  • BREAKING: Trey Gowdy Is The New Chairman of The House Oversight Committee

    06/08/2017 12:45:38 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 65 replies
    TownHall ^ | June 8, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy has been chosen as the next chairman of the House Oversight Committee, beating out Oklahoma's Steve Russell for the job. Gowdy will replace outgoing Chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who announced his retirement from Congress last month. Chaffetz' last day is June 30.
  • Massive Staff Walkout Planned (Real news buried at bottom of story)

    05/28/2017 7:44:38 AM PDT · by LS · 204 replies
    TheRebelTV ^ | 5/28/2017 | Jack Posobiec
    Apologies for re-posting, but Jack hit on an incredible discovery that even HE did not highlight in his piece: "Of the entire committee staff of ninety, only two junior members are registered Republican." This is massive, and I certainly didn't know this. How many Freepers did? That Republican Congressional Committees are all run by Democrats??? Never mind the fact that this committee---I'm guessing about 16-18 people---has NINETY staffers? So now you know why the "right" questions don't get asked. The Congressmen tell their staffers, "I have a hearing with Comey on Tuesday. Prepare a list of the questions I'll be...
  • LIVE STREAM: James Comey FBI Oversight Hearing Senate Judiciary Committee 5/3/17 (NOW)

    05/03/2017 7:27:11 AM PDT · by blueyon · 157 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/03/17 | Live On Air News
    Started streaming 35 minutes ago LIVE STREAM: The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, is expected to be grilled Wednesday by lawmakers in both parties who have sharply questioned his judgment on the investigations into both Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and Russian meddling in the presidential election. Unlike the House Intelligence Committee hearing in March in which Mr. Comey took the extraordinary step of confirming the existence of the Russia investigation, Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee proceeding is a more routine congressional oversight hearing — but notable because Mr. Comey has not publicly discussed his role in the...
  • Chaffetz Taking Leave From Congress for Foot Surgery (out 3-4 weeks)

    04/27/2017 9:16:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 27, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) is taking a leave of absence from Congress to undergo "immediate" foot surgery and is expected to return in mid-May. Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, shared a photo to his Instagram on Wednesday showing an x-ray of a previously repaired broken foot with 14 screws and a metal plate in it, Politico reported. The lawmaker said doctors are now recommending that he have the hardware removed or "be at risk for serious infection." Chaffetz originally sustained the injury falling off a ladder nearly 12 years ago.
  • Judicial Watch Sues EPA for Communications Records of Officials Who May Have Used Cell Phone...

    04/12/2017 11:22:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 12, 2017
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues EPA for Communications Records of Officials Who May Have Used Cell Phone Message Encryption App to Thwart Government Oversight Suit seeks to determine whether officials used software app known as “Signal” to secretly send and receive official messages (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for communications sent or received by EPA officials who may have used the cell phone encryption application “Signal” to thwart government oversight and transparency. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ( Judicial...
  • Chaffetz: Trump Told Me ‘Go After Everything You Want To Go After’ [Incl. the Hildabeast?]

    01/31/2017 3:13:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/17 | Christian Datoc
    Congressman Jason Chaffetz said during Tuesday’s House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that President Trump instructed him and the committee to pursue every government investigation they deem appropriate. The Oversight chairman stated the conversation took place after the 2017 GOP retreat in Philadelphia, his second-time ever speaking with President Trump in person. “He came up to me and said, ‘you do a great job. You do a great job,’ which of course I agreed with,” the Utah Republican explained, eliciting laughs from the committee. “Then he said, ‘listen, I understand that I am the President. You have a job...
  • President's Intelligence Advisory Board - the who, the where and how often.

    10/21/2016 4:07:33 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 2 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/21/2016 | Wikileaks
    The President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), formerly called the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, is a non-partisan, independent entity that provides the President with advice on the effectiveness with which the Intelligence Community is meeting the nation's intelligence needs, and the vigor and insight with which the community plans for the future.
  • 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...
  • Gruber Takes His Medicine on Hill

    12/09/2014 1:56:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, now to the House committee looking into Jonathan Gruber. Ranking Democrat on the committee is Elijah Cummings, former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucasians. All of these ranking members get to make opening remarks before the interrogation begins. And we have a portion of Elijah Cummings' opening remarks. CUMMINGS: As far as I can tell, we are here today to beat up on Jonathan Gruber for stupid, I mean, absolutely stupid comments. They were responsible, incredibly disrespectful, and did not reflect reality, and they were indeed insulting. Dr. Gruber does not speak for me nor the chairman of...
  • The Necessary and Proper Clause: Master or servant?

    11/13/2014 1:32:51 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | November 13, 2014 | Will Baude
    Last week, as readers of this blog surely know, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, which considers the validity of a law regulating the content of U.S. passports. One constitutional question potentially implicated in the case is the scope of the Necessary and Proper Clause, in particular Congress’s power to “make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution … all other powers vested by this Constitution … in any department or officer” of the federal government. (The clause is mentioned very briefly by Jack Goldsmith here; it still leaves open the...