It was an almost unbelievable story—fit for a spy novel, and among the most disturbing and consequential allegations of governmental abuse in recent history. The alleged abuse went right to the heart of our ability to participate in free and fair elections. But much of the U.S. media seems ready to forget about it.
On December 9 Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz reported that a critical piece of evidence used to obtain a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate in 2016 was falsified by an FBI lawyer.
Even before the release of the report
, the New York Times had the scoop in November but buried it under a headline which suggested a sort of vindication for the FBI: “Russia Inquiry Review Is Said to Criticize F.B.I. but Rebuff Claims of Biased Acts; A watchdog report will portray the pursuit of a wiretap of an ex-Trump adviser as sloppy
, but it also debunks some accusations by Trump allies of F.B.I. wrongdoing.”
The investigations are not finished…..
But, we knew that, right?
, serif; line-height: 28px; color: #333333; background: 0px 0px;”>Defense Secretary Ash Carter held open the possibility of a strategy shift by the White House on Iraq, a few days after recent setbacks in Iraq and Syria revived sharp criticism of the Obama administration’s approach in combating extremist groups there.
Chris, my bet is on micro-managing, in over his head INEPT…..
How many months ago did I prognosticate that ObamaCare, while rammed through the Congress by Democrats, would NEVER be fully implemented? Look what is happening in California, which is probably BEST case.
More than 1 million cancellation notices have been sent to Californians as the Affordable Care Act begins allowing individuals to buy insurance through exchanges, Jones said. The federal law requires policies to offer minimum levels of coverage, forcing companies to terminate many existing plans. But Jones said that under the law, insurers have another year to do so.
More than a MILLION policy cancellations!
How many Californians will be “BARE” (without insurance) over the next year?
Just wait for the increase in premiums and the “sticker shock.”
The Congress should get busy and make the necessary changes in the law or….. voters should change the Congress.
The Emperor has NO clothes….
The bloom has come off the Obama Administration rose with multiple scandals.
Now, the Washington Press has turned against the President and is FINALLY being held accountable for his inaction on multiple fronts.
Wait for the Democratic POLS to start jumping ship.
Pundits really thought the GOP was moribund?
President Obama and his merry band of progressive political thugs have committed Democratic Party suicide.
I have been on a dental assignment which has involved long hours and a long commute. The logistics of travel have been evolving and I will try to post with more frequency.
Now, even the President cannot get the story on gun tragedies correct.
Either (a) O’s referring to a different shooting, which I doubt, (b) I missed a major update to the Newtown story, (c) he knows something we don’t, or (d) he has roughly the same mastery of gun fundamentals as magazine expert Diana DeGette. From last night’s DCCC fundraiser in San Francisco:
Now, over the next couple of months, we’ve got a couple of issues: gun control. (Applause.) I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make sure that we don’t have another 20 children in a classroom gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon — by a fully automatic weapon in that case, sadly.
Same old ACCESS politics….
You got the cash, you receive the access.
A new video from American Crossroads, the nonprofit organization founded by Karl Rove, accuses the a rival group born from President Obama’s reelection campaign of “selling access to the president” in a new video fashioned like a late-night infomercial.
The ad plays off a comment by White House press secretary Jay Carney, who called Organizing for Action — the nonprofit group headed by former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina — “perfectly appropriate” in a briefing with reporters earlier this month.
“Any notion that there’s a price for meeting with the president is simply wrong,” Carney said, adding that “the bottom line here is that this is a separate organization, as we’ve noted, the existence of which is perfectly appropriate. And the White House will engage with it consistent with the way we engage with a whole host of other outside constituencies.”
Misunderstanding, misstatements and all the classic contortions of partisan message management surround the sequester, the term for the $85?billion in ugly and largely irrational federal spending cuts set by law to begin Friday.
What is the non-budget wonk to make of this? Who is responsible? What really happened?
What happened is that President Obama broke his deal with Congressional Republicans and now is playing the sequester blame game.
Trust in politics, is sometimes all that you have.
Now, America will have the sequester because the TRUST is gone.
Read all of Bob Woodward’s account of events and you will see why.
The President has a week to prevent sequestration, but I doubt he will do ANYTHING to reduce government spending.
It is not in his political makeup.