A new investigative report from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) finds that 1,000 vets may have died over the past decade due to malfeasance within the VA. And that's just the beginning. FRIENDLY FIRE: A New, Comprehensive Report on the VA’s Health & Money Problems In September of last year, Thomas Breen, a 71-year old Navy […]
With the White House declining the House Oversight Committee's request to make an official available to testify at an IRS hearing tomorrow, the Committee tonight issued a subpoena compelling her to appear. The official is lawyer Jennifer O'Connor. “A year ago, when news broke that the IRS had targeted Americans because of their political beliefs, […]
Thank you to C-SPAN and Brian Lamb for including me in this edition of Q-and-A. [ilink url="http://www.c-span.org/video/?319889-1/qa-sharyl-attkisson"]Watch Q-and-A with Brian Lamb and Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson[/ilink]
In advance of tomorrow evening's hearing on the Lost Lois Lerner emails, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has asked the IRS Commissioner to provide answers to 15 technology questions. On Fri. June 13, the IRS notified Congress that key emails during a two year time frame, January 2009 to April 2011, were irretrievably […]
It's hard to hear about this week's Environmental Protection Agency contempt case and not think about the controversies surrounding the IRS "loss" of Lois Lerner's email--and hard drive--and crash of the relevant server. According to an Associated Press report, a federal judge has held the EPA in contempt for destroying computer files sought after by […]
Tom Bevan, founder of Real Clear Politics, took me for a long drive. Happy to report: no short pier. "Watch our drive-and-chat"
In his first Congressional appearance since news of the lost Lois Lerner emails, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was alternately attacked by Republicans and praised by Democrats who apologized to him for his treatment and called the investigation an "endless conspiracy theory" by Republicans. Under oath before the House Ways and Means Committee, Koskinen restated what […]
Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.) requested that Jennifer O’Connor of the White House Counsel’s office testify next week. In a letter, Issa requested O'Connor's appearance at a hearing on Tuesday at 9:30a, a day after IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is scheduled to testify. The Tuesday hearing is entitled, “IRS Obstruction: Lois Lerner’s […]