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

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    I blame stupid liberals too, who worship Obama to the point of adoration, and would still do so even if Obama were caught in bed with a live boy AND a dead woman.
    Meh, that sounds acceptable. Now, a live woman and a dead boy, THAT is where I draw the line.


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

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    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"!
    Let me know when a progressive Democrat actually runs for President and I might vote for him or her. So far I have only seen corporatist Democrats in that seat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Unlike the gullible masses, I am well aware of the facts and the true agenda of the MSM_

    My point exactly;

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    as you can see in my post below from another thread_
    Are you aware of the truth or just another loyal member of the gullible masses???
    I'm aware of truth but I'm also an insignificant member of the masses, gullible or not.

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

    Hey, nice list. Of course, 90% of the list deals with the NSA abuse of power. This is a legitimate scandal, but its not about Obama or Bush or Clinton.... its about all of them. Its about bi-partisan abuse of power.

    Frankly, I wish we would be focusing all of our attention on this, as it is legitimate... unlikely all of the other overblown so-called scandals created off partial evidence gathered in dumpster dives.

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

    its about all of them
    only one of em is prez

    “In many ways it’s even more troubling than [Bush era] warrantless wiretapping, in part because the program is purely domestic,” says Alex Abdo, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project.”But this is also an indiscriminate dragnet. Say what you will about warrantless wiretapping, at least it was targeted at agents of Al Qaeda. This includes every customer of Verizon Business Services.”
    NSA's Verizon Spying Order Specifically Targeted Americans, Not Foreigners - Forbes

    Frankly, I wish...
    why would you think that i or any other working adult other than your mom would care what you wish?

    partial evidence gathered in dumpster dives
    LOL!

    you don't read very much...

    just benhazi, as of a few weeks ago:

    beast:U.S. Officials Knew Libya Attacks Were Work of Al Qaeda Affiliates - The Daily Beast

    cbs: Lt Col Woods says his 16 member team pulled a month before attack - CBS News

    the hill: GOP: US Consulate received repeated threats, had requested more security - The Hill's Global Affairs

    wapo: White House secret meetings examine al-Qaeda threat in North Africa - The Washington Post

    the hill: Report: FBI still not on scene in Benghazi - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

    wsj: Militant Link to Libya Attack - WSJ.com

    nyt: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/wo...anted=all&_r=0

    beast: U.S. Consulate in Benghazi Bombed Twice in Run-Up to 9/11 Anniversary - The Daily Beast

    wapo: Sensitive documents left behind at U.S. diplomatic post in Libya - The Washington Post

    ex: Dems join chorus questioning Obama on attack | WashingtonExaminer

    wapo: Panetta says undetermined terrorist group carried out attack on US Consulate in Libya - The Washington Post

    abc: Some Administration Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Mob, Video - ABC News

    wsj: Gross Security Failure - WSJ.com

    abc: Security Concerns Keep FBI From Scene of Ambassador's Murder, Official Says - ABC News

    wapo: From video to terrorist attack: a definitive timeline of administration statements on the Libya attack - The Washington Post

    youtube: Tammy Duckworth: Marines Should Have Been in Benghazi - YouTube

    beast: Obama's Shaky Libya Narrative - The Daily Beast

    cns: Lieberman Calls for Independent Investigation into Libyan Attack | CNS News

    cnn: Exclusive: Amb. Chris Stevens worried about al Qaeda hit list – Anderson Cooper 360 - CNN.com Blogs

    huffpo: CNN's Use Of Christopher Stevens' Journal Is 'Disgusting': State Dept.

    cbs: Why Did The White House Take So Long To Admit Libya Attack Was Terrorism? CBS

    weekly standard: Permanent Spin | The Weekly Standard

    wsj: Miscues Before Libya Assault - WSJ

    independent: US 'was warned of Libya embassy attack but did nothing' - Independent.ie

    fox: Diplomatic, western posts targeted repeatedly in Benghazi in run-up to deadly assault | Fox News

    buzzfeed: US Embassy In Cairo Deletes Controversial Tweets

    sentinel: Administration Insists Benghazi Attack Not Premeditated | Atlantic Sentinel

    independent: Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination - World Politics - World - The Independent

    atlantic wire: Report: Ambassador Stevens Said He Was on an Al-Qaeda Hit List

    cns: Where Was Obama on Night of Benghazi Attack?

    cbs, 60 minutes: Obama Says Attacks In Libya And Egypt Are Just "Bumps In The Road" - YouTube

    cbs: White House officials on Benghazi: We're the idiots - CBS News

    don't make me do the irs, it's uglier

    why can't, for example, obama state flatly when he learned what was going on for two years at his tax collection agency?

    how could his cos know and not he, how could his white house counsel?

    why did shulman and miller lie to congress, why did lerner take the fifth?

    why does the white house accuse "rogues" in cincy?

    why does the irs have the medical records of 15 million californians?

    why does he keep learning all this stuff in the newspaper?

    these questions will not go away til answered

    sorry

    did you read (LOL!), by the way, what pulitzer prize winner eugene robinson wrote about the rosen scandal?

    did you hear chuck todd, jake tapper, tom brokaw, ron fournier...

    quite a few others

    stay tuned

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

    The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals.

    The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to police bad conduct and prosecute wrongdoers.

    “Department intakes of new . . . officers since the hiring surge a decade ago have reportedly been flawed, with ‘mitigation’ of troubling histories including criminal matters,” according to a December 2012 memo to State Deputy Inspector General Harold Geisel from a team leader in the IG’s Office. The memo goes on to state that the troubling backgrounds can pose a problem if the agents are needed to testify at trials to assist prosecutors.

    “Too many people entering the [Diplomatic Security and Information Management] communities end up as subjects of [Special Investigation Division] investigations and HR adjudications, become Giglio-impaired and can play only limited roles thereafter,” according to the memo. “Giglio” refers to a US Supreme Court case dealing with jury notification that witnesses have made deals with the government to induce testimony. Some Diplomatic Security field offices “have major problems just waiting to be discovered,” the memo adds.

    A 2012 letter to State’s labor-management negotiator from the union for foreign-service agents, also obtained by The Post, asserts a pattern of “questionable tactics and unprofessional conduct” by Diplomatic Security agents. In one case, aggressive interrogation techniques by Diplomatic Service agents drove an employee to attempt suicide when accused of raping his maid in Bangkok, Thailand, the memo suggests. The employee maintained the sex was consensual.

    But after “being told he would end up in a Thai prison, his wife would lose her job and his children would be pulled out of school, [the man] attempted suicide by jumping out of the 16th-story window at a hotel in Bangkok,” said the memo. “Fortunately, he landed on a tarp on the 10th floor and sustained minor injuries.”“It depends on what team you’re on, whether they like you or not,” he said. The rape charges were ultimately dropped.

    The memo sites eight cases involving Diplomatic Security agents who resort to “false, misleading or incomplete statements in reports,” “privacy-act violations” or “lack of objectivity” in investigations. Cary Schulman, lawyer for former IG investigator-turned-whistleblower Aurelia Fedenisn, said Diplomatic Security agents are “wrongfully overly pursuing some people” but letting others have a “free pass.”
    EXCLUSIVE: Latest wrinkle in State Department scandals - agents with criminal records have been hired - NYPOST.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Let me know when a progressive Democrat actually runs for President and I might vote for him or her. So far I have only seen corporatist Democrats in that seat.
    The reason you don't see them is because you're looking for Progressives to go into office and immediately begin enacting radical far-left policies_

    These Democrat Party Progressives know they must move incrementally because the nation as a whole does not yet totally support those far-left policies_

    And even though the Democrat Party is now controlled by the Progressives, there are still a few BlueDogs in their own ranks who don't support them_
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    Re: State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations

    uh oh, evil issa...

    Issa demands answers on possible State Dept. misconduct - CBS News

    Among the information he requested includes the IG memo cited in the original CBS News story; all documents and communications related to the memorandum; drafts, comments and edits of any IG reports related to the memorandum; all documents and communications related to IG report, including transcripts of interviews, notes and meetings; and all documents and communication between IG employees and State Department employees that "reference the removal of references to any DSS investigations from the OIG report referenced in the June 10, 2013, CBS News report." He asked that the information be provided by June 26 at the latest.
    SLAM straight into that stonewall

    Jen Psaki, a State Department spokeswoman, said Monday the department would look into any possible criminal activity and that "diplomatic security has taken the further step of requesting an additional review," though she did not confirm any of the details in the memo.

    Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed a review of the IG investigative process, and said he takes that process "very seriously." But he reiterated that "all employees of this department are held to the highest standards of behavior, now and always."
    at least the stones in that wall are transparent

    peophilia, sexual assaults, shootings, prostitutes, criminal hires...

    coverup

    it's endemic

    where do YOU go to get back your self respect?

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

    more from the dumpster dive:

    More than three-quarters of voters (78 percent) want Congress to continue to investigate the IRS. That’s a bit higher than the number that thinks Congress should continue to investigate the Justice Department seizing journalists’ records (76 percent) and the Obama administration handling of the attacks in Benghazi (73 percent).
    Fox News poll: IRS targeting intentional act to punish political opponents; most want Congress to continue probe | Fox News

    also:

    "even democrats by a 7 point margin think irs targeting was a punitive measure ordered by higher ups"

    ron fournier, natl journal---obama treats us like mushrooms, kept in the dark and fed bs

    what grows in the bottom of your dumpster

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

    for example

    Rep. Elijah Cummings is backing away from his assertion that the investigation into the IRS scandal is “solved” and says he still wants to work with Republicans on the probe.

    The controversy started on Sunday when he told CNN’s Candy Crowley “the case is solved and if it were up to me, I would wrap this case up and move on.”

    Republicans immediately pounced and have kept up the pressure. “Your public comments that ‘the case is solved’ and that you would ‘wrap this case up and move on’ stand in stark contrast to the facts,” oversight committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wrote to him in a letter Tuesday. “There is still much that we do not know about how and why certain applications for tax-exempt status were denied, delayed or otherwise received heightened scrutiny from the IRS.”

    A Republican Oversight source said the panel plans to continue pointing back to the comments to argue that Issa’s Democratic partner is unwilling to work with him.

    The question of who ordered the IRS to flag tea party and other conservative groups seeking a tax exemption is central to the multiple congressional investigations into the debacle. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), who is leading his own investigation, said Wednesday the practice didn’t start in Cincinnati, as the IRS has claimed.

    Until Cummings clarified his statement, he appeared out of sync with other House Democrats who have said that the IRS investigation is far from complete. “The issue of how the IRS got to the point of trying to examine more closely selected applications for 501(c)(4) status — that I don’t think is done,” said Ways and Means member Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. “We still have more information to collect.”

    Ways and Means ranking Democrat Sander Levin of Michigan also rejected the notion that the IRS investigation is winding down, noting that “the [Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration] is continuing their investigation, the Justice Department is continuing their investigation and the IRS is continuing their investigation.”

    “I think there’s more work to be done,” Levin said. “I think that both Elijah and I both believe that. … I don’t think anybody thinks it’s over.”

    In a brief interview with POLITICO on Wednesday, Cummings said that he was trying to argue that — contrary to some GOP comments — the investigation has proven the Obama administration didn’t order the IRS to target conservative groups applying for a tax exemption.

    “The witch hunt needs to end,” said Cummings, who is the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “What I meant was the witch hunt.”

    Cummings said the investigation isn’t over and he’s open to interviewing additional Cincinnati-based IRS employees and holding more hearings on the scandal.
    Rep. Elijah Cummings clarifies: IRS case not 'solved' - Rachael Bade - POLITICO.com

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