Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 79

Thread: Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

  1. #1
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    30,343

    Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.
    The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees' email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more than $1 million for its email addresses.
    The AP asked for the addresses following last year's disclosures that the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency had used separate email accounts at work. The practice is separate from officials who use personal, non-government email accounts for work, which generally is discouraged - but often happens anyway - due to laws requiring that most federal records be preserved.

    The secret email accounts complicate an agency's legal responsibilities to find and turn over emails in response to congressional or internal investigations, civil lawsuits or public records requests because employees assigned to compile such responses would necessarily need to know about the accounts to search them. Secret accounts also drive perceptions that government officials are trying to hide actions or decisions.

    snip

    Ten agencies have not yet turned over lists of email addresses, including the Environmental Protection Agency; the Pentagon; and the departments of Veterans Affairs, Transportation, Treasury, Justice, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, Commerce and Agriculture. All have said they are working on a response to the AP.
    White House spokesman Eric Schultz declined to comment.

    My Way News - Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    This is complete Bull! It is corrupt, it is illegal, and it is further evidence that this administration cares very little about the law, or the peoples right to oversee their governments actions.
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  2. #2
    Sage


    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    43,243
    Blog Entries
    43

    Re: Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This is complete Bull! It is corrupt, it is illegal, and it is further evidence that this administration cares very little about the law, or the peoples right to oversee their governments actions.
    If an official refuses to turn over any and all email addresses in the face of an appropriately-channeled official inquiry, he should be jailed. As for making them public to the news media, **** them.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

  3. #3
    Sage
    pbrauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    11-27-15 @ 03:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,394

    Re: Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This is complete Bull! It is corrupt, it is illegal, and it is further evidence that this administration cares very little about the law, or the peoples right to oversee their governments actions.
    Was it okay when Bush did it?

    Bush White House email controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  4. #4
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    30,343

    Re: Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If an official refuses to turn over any and all email addresses in the face of an appropriately-channeled official inquiry, he should be jailed. As for making them public to the news media, **** them.
    Maggie, I understand what you are saying here, but as the story lays out, it is brought to light by the stonewalling of these e-mails to appropriate congressional requests, as well as FOIA requests...This is important....To say that news media is not, or should not be privy to them under legal requests, highlights exactly how they can hide what they are doing from the people....This is why it is illegal to have these e-mails in the first place.
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  5. #5
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Zyphlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NoMoAuchie
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    48,013

    Re: Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I don't know, that's a good questoin. Did you feel it was okay when Bush did it? Did you agere with the "controversy" and the congressional action regarding it?

  6. #6
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    30,343

    Re: Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Oh for God's sake Pete!!!! NO! Is that clear enough? And is it ok with you just because someone else did it in the past?

    You have GOT to have a better argument than that man.
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  7. #7
    Sage
    pbrauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    11-27-15 @ 03:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,394

    Re: Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I don't know, that's a good questoin. Did you feel it was okay when Bush did it? Did you agere with the "controversy" and the congressional action regarding it?
    Actually, what Bush did was worse because they used RNC email accounts. At least with Obama is using government email addresses.

  8. #8
    Only Losers H8 Capitalism
    Spartacus FPV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    In your echo chamber
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:39 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    12,894

    Re: Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I don't know, that's a good questoin. Did you feel it was okay when Bush did it? Did you agere with the "controversy" and the congressional action regarding it?
    Who gives a **** what Bush did or didn't do? Wrong is wrong no matter who does it, playing the selective outrage game is silly and presumptuous.
    Haymarket's "support" of the 2nd Amendment, a right he believes we never had.
    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

  9. #9
    Sage


    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    43,243
    Blog Entries
    43

    Re: Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Maggie, I understand what you are saying here, but as the story lays out, it is brought to light by the stonewalling of these e-mails to appropriate congressional requests, as well as FOIA requests...This is important....To say that news media is not, or should not be privy to them under legal requests, highlights exactly how they can hide what they are doing from the people....This is why it is illegal to have these e-mails in the first place.
    If it's illegal, then those who have these clandestine email addresses ought to be prosecuted. Unless and until we're willing to do that? The corruption will continue. (I didn't know it was illegal...should have read more carefully.)
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

  10. #10
    Sage
    Fenton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    26,326

    Re: Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Wiki ?

    Next time just link to the Daily Kos ok ?

    Hey was it ok when Clinton fired 93 US Attorneys in 1993 ?

    Nah that was just fine with you. I tell you what, as the truth about this corrupt administration you people saddled America with comes out, why don't you penn a apology for the Cons here at DP.

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •