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Docs: Adviser Tells Attorney General Holder How to Manipulate Press on Fast & Furious

Lesson in how the administration attempts to manipulate the press and news coverage: Fast and Furious email to Attorney General Eric Holder from a communications adviser, Oct. 5, 2011 [emphasis added below]. (President Obama withheld this email under executive privilege but it was recently released as a result of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch […]

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Here’s Info Justice Dept. Won’t Give Congress in Fast & Furious

For more than two years, the Justice Department has ignored Congressional requests to disclose where all of the Fast and Furious weapons are turning up. Now, documents withheld from Congress, but provided to me by a source, give a predictably disturbing picture of the violent landscape in which the weapons are being used. Uriel Patino […]

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Oversight Committee Subpoenas White House Political Office Docs

The House Oversight Committee today issued a subpoena to the White House for documents involving the White House political office, which reopened after two members of President Obama’s cabinet were found to have violated laws intended to separate taxpayer functions from partisan political efforts. The cabinet members were Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Labor […]

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The Solis Recording: Did ex-Obama Labor Secretary Violate Hatch Act?

It’s no small event for a former presidential administration official to be under federal investigation, but there hasn’t seemed to be too much news media interest in the case of Obama’s ex-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. On Wednesday this week, a White House spokesman told reporters at a press briefing, for the first time, that there’s […]

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Issa to IRS Commissioner: Want to Revise Your Testimony?

Today, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen asking if he wants to amend his earlier testimony about Lois Lerner. Koskinen testified on June 23 that Lerner, a former IRS official at the center of the controversy over the tax agency’s targeting of conservative groups, followed terms of […]

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15 Technology Questions for the IRS Prior to Monday’s Hearing

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 […]

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House Committee Requests Testimony from White House Official

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 […]

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Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive: Gone, gone, gone.

The last thing the House Oversight Committee knew about IRS manager Lois Lerner’s hard drive was what the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told them: that they had no idea where it was. Now, according to sources who spoke to Politico, it looks like the hard drive has been “recycled.” “We’ve been informed that […]

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Congress Subpoenas Lois Lerner’s Crashed Hard Drive & Other IRS Docs

Today, the House Oversight Committee issued the IRS its second subpoena in two days. This one is for documents related to the tax agency’s disclosure Friday that it “lost” emails dated from January 2009 to January 2011 to and from former IRS manager Lois Lerner due to a computer crash. The subpoena demands Lerner’s hard drive, […]

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IRS Commissioner Subpoenaed to Testify About Lost Lois Lerner Emails

Today, the House Oversight Committee subpoenaed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to testify at a hearing Monday about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails. On Friday, the IRS disclosed to Congress that it had lost many Lois Lerner emails dated from January 2009 to April 2011 due to a previously undisclosed computer crash in 2011. In a letter to […]

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