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.
only one of em is prezits about all of them
NSA's Verizon Spying Order Specifically Targeted Americans, Not Foreigners - Forbes“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.”
why would you think that i or any other working adult other than your mom would care what you wish?Frankly, I wish...
LOL!partial evidence gathered in dumpster dives
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
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
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
EXCLUSIVE: Latest wrinkle in State Department scandals - agents with criminal records have been hired - NYPOST.comThe 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.”
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_
When a crime is ignored ~ it becomes flagrant;
When a crime is rewarded ~ it becomes epidemic:
No Amnesty No Exception
uh oh, evil issa...
Issa demands answers on possible State Dept. misconduct - CBS News
SLAM straight into that stonewallAmong 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.
at least the stones in that wall are transparentJen 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."
peophilia, sexual assaults, shootings, prostitutes, criminal hires...
where do YOU go to get back your self respect?
more from the dumpster dive:
Fox News poll: IRS targeting intentional act to punish political opponents; most want Congress to continue probe | Fox NewsMore 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).
"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
Rep. Elijah Cummings clarifies: IRS case not 'solved' - Rachael Bade - POLITICO.comRep. 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.