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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

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    It's not impossible that Joe go to jail, too.
    President Boehner?
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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

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    Which is a very good thing because after 8 years of Obama, the US is going to need quality leadership to undo the damage he has done_
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    not a problem
    Elizabeth Warren has the leadership our country needs - plus her agenda is in sync with the average American citizen
    Exactly how much "undoing the damage" do you actually believe another democrat politician will actually "undo" considering the innate progressive policies of the 21st Century Democrat Party?!

    Those progressive policies invariably promote bigger government, more socialism, ever increasing spending and the higher taxes and unlimited borrowing that is necessary to pay for it all, which is not going to get this nation on track to economic recovery_

    Does all this actually sound "in sync with the average American citizen"?! No it doesn't because these Progressive Democrat Politicians never tell the voters these things__They just smile and make beautiful speeches about all the wonderful "Free Stuff"!
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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    So you believe the MSM had nothing to do with the results of the last two presidential elections_

    The reason is (according to you) the facts were easily obtainable on the "internet, raido, satellite, etc"_

    ie; You believe every American now verifies every thing reported by the MSM, leaving it blameless_

    Silly me; why didn't I think of that?!
    I believe with the media available through the internet, radio, satelite, etc. NO, the media didn't have anything to do with the results.

    But hey, throw your little tantrum and blame the media all you want it doesn't really matter to me. However, I will continue to point out how dumb it is to blame the media.

    Sounds like your problem is with the people, not the media. Don't like who people vote for, blame them. Or are you one of those that always looks for someone else to blame?

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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

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    That was incomprehensible.
    Only to the truly idiotic is it incomprehensible.

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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

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    President Boehner?
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    IMO, such a president would be Senator Rand Paul of Ky, who is more than qualified to do the job_
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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

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    not a problem
    Elizabeth Warren has the leadership our country needs - plus her agenda is in sync with the average American citizen
    She lacks the character and the personal ethics to be an effective leader.

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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

    concerning the belgian ambassador, howard gutman, accused of sex with minors

    very revealing:

    QUESTION:  Okay.  But again, getting back to the Ambassador, if he is still in place – he’s still working – doesn’t that imply that that investigation is over if he can remain in his position?

    MS. PSAKI:  Again, I’m not going to speak to the status of any of these investigations or any individual cases.  Of course, we look into every allegation that is made seriously.  We would take every allegation seriously.  But I’m not going to outline the status of those or any individual cases from here.

    QUESTION:  Jen, my understanding is that the case – that the allegations, which were reasonably serious against the Ambassador, have actually been proved to be false and he’s been completely exonerated.  Wouldn’t it be better for you to say publicly that that is the case?

    MS. PSAKI:  Well, as a matter of policy, I’m just not going to talk about personnel processes or reviews that have gone on or are ongoing.

    QUESTION:  But surely you not talking about it undermines his position.  I mean, I’m aware of the statement.  I’ve seen the statement that the Ambassador has put out himself.  But it would be a show of confidence on the State Department’s part to – if that is the case, if he’s been completely exonerated of these accusations, just to say it; just to say they were false and we’ve looked into it and the matter is now closed and he has our full confidence.

    MS. PSAKI:  I just don’t have anything more to add on any individual cases.

    QUESTION:  Well, then why don’t you just say the – why don’t you try and answer this:  You said that the October 2012 memo, which has been the basis for this, contained unsubstantiated allegations.  To the best of your knowledge, are those allegations still unsubstantiated?

    MS. PSAKI:  I don’t want to go through case by case or make a sweeping --

    QUESTION:  I’m not asking you case by case.  Well, you said they’re unsubstantiated.  Are they – after they were investigated, are they – do they remain unsubstantiated?

    MS. PSAKI:  There are some investigations that are still ongoing, some that have been concluded.
    State Dept. Spokeswoman Refuses To Answer Whether Higher Ups Stopped Investigation | RealClearPolitics

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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

    today:

    Both chambers of Congress are now looking into claims that the State Department covered up allegations of misconduct.

    Reports that indicated the State Department dropped or influenced investigations into State employees’ alleged involvement in sexual assaults and engaging with prostitutes “are very serious and require a dispassionate investigation of the facts,” said Adam Sharon, a spokesman for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chaired by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.).

    The Committee is looking into the alleged actions, and this situation underscores the need for an appointment of a permanent Inspector General for the Department of State to assure that allegations of this sort are quickly, fully, and appropriately addressed,” Sharon said in an email.

    Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) called reports about the State cover-up “very concerning” and said it’s past time for the administration to appoint an inspector general to the department.

    The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which has oversight of the State Department, said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that he will “certainly” be demanding action from State.

    It’s not just what happened at the lower level. It’s the engagement of the political appointees in the process which undermines the ability to have that deterrent effect to have those investigations be successful,” Royce said of the reports. “You have a situation where senior political appointees at the State Department leaned in and in these reports clearly attempted to call off investigations, manipulated investigations not just on misconduct but on allegedly criminal activity.”

    If the allegations are true, Royce said Tuesday, individuals involved should be fired, or possibly charged.

    “If it turns out to be true of them, I think the appropriate manners will be taken and they’ll probably be relieved of their position,” Royce said. “We’re talking about allegations that are criminal here; this is not just misconduct.”

    As for the Senate majority leader, when asked about the report, Harry Reid said, “I don’t know what you are talking about. What are you talking about?"
    Hill investigating State Department report - Tal Kopan and Burgess Everett - POLITICO.com

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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Absolutely. I can say anything I want. It's up to you to verify it. So if I just make **** up because it suits me to do so, and you believe it because you didn't check it out, then silly you.
    Unlike the gullible masses, I am well aware of the facts and the true agenda of the MSM_

    Sooooo, when you get right down to it, truth is possibly only a small part of the proposition the media offers the public.
    My point exactly;

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    as you can see in my post below from another thread_
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    I'm what you might call a "news nut"__I listen to all major news/media programming_

    Primarily because I want to be kept informed of what they are trying to make us believe_

    All news from all sources is now filtered through ideopolitical propaganda and indoctrination_

    CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC and NPR on the left along with Fox and AM radio on the right_

    NPR is by far the most egregious because it is funded in part by American taxpayers_
    Are you aware of the truth or just another loyal member of the gullible masses???
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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    She lacks the character and the personal ethics to be an effective leader.
    do share with us her ethical shortcomings
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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