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FBI Director Comey: Clinton, colleagues ‘careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information’

FBI Director James Comey Tuesday announced the bureau will not recommend criminal charges be leveled at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for transmitting state secrets via an unsecured, personal email server but did say that Ms. Clinton was "careless," sending 110 emails then-considered classified. “Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” Mr. Comey says in his prepared statement. Director Comey’s ...

FBI director rebuffs Hillary Clinton’s assertion the bureau is conducting mere ‘inquiry’

Former Senator Hillary Clinton for months has been making light of an FBI investigation into her use of a private email server to transmit confidential national secrets when she was secretary of state on President Obama’s watch. FBI Director James Comey, however, isn’t sugarcoating the scrutiny with which he and his team are scouring her emails and the circumstances surrounding her use of the homebrew server. Fox News has the story: Hillary Clinton for months has downplayed the FBI investigation into her private email server and practices as a mere “security inquiry.” But when asked Wednesday by Fox News about Clinton's characterization ...

Former Veterans Affairs director pleads guilty to felony

  Sharon Helman, former director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital, Tuesday pleaded guilty to a felony for hiding gifts from a lobbyist. The Daily Caller has the scoop:   The charge of filing a false financial disclosure carried up to five years in prison. Federal prosecutors said she took a car, cash, and a trip to Disneyland from a lobbyist and contractor seeking business at the hospital, and lied about the gifts, which were valued in excess of $50,000. Helman presided over a government hospital that systematically falsified data on how long veterans had to wait to see a doctor. The false data was used to insure that ...

VA executives who pocketed $400,000 in moving expenses will keep their director-level positions

Two Veterans Affairs executives accused of embezzling $400,000 in moving expenses will keep their director-level positions despite attempts to reassign them. Military Times has the details: Diana Rubens, Philadelphia Regional Office director, and Kimberly Graves, director of the St. Paul, Minn., regional office, have faced harsh criticism since an inspector general report last fall accused them of pocketing more than $400,000 in moving costs for questionable job moves. Lawmakers have repeatedly accused the pair of gaming the promotion system for personal gain, at the expense of veterans care. VA leaders have criticized the two only for “jud...

Here’s the Twitter chatter surrounding Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearings

Proponents of Environmental Protection Agency Administration Nominee Scott Pruitt took to Twitter today at the outset of the candidate’s confirmation hearings. Here’s what they’re saying: Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Former Jeb Bush Campaign Spokesperson Tim Miller Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) GOP National State Policy Director Matt Pinnell President-elect Donald J. Trump’s EPA Administrator Nominee Scott Pruitt will demand an agency that safeguards the liberties of ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/15/17

CALENDAR: The House is out of session this week. The House will return on Monday, January 23, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. The Senate will return on Tuesday, January 17, with the first vote of the day to be held at approximately 4:45 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned on Monday, and began its week by taking up and passing under Suspension of the Rules H.R. 315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, by a vote of 405-28. Then the House took up and passed H.R. 304, the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act, by a vote of 404-29. On Tuesday, ...

Here’s the Twitter chatter surrounding Sen. Jeff Sessions’ attorney-general confirmation hearings

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin https://twitter.com/jennybethm/status/819017486297395205 Human Coalition National Outreach Director Rev. Dean Nelson https://twitter.com/Deanlife1/status/818614713554731011 Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino https://twitter.com/JCNSeverino/status/818944260401692672 https://twitter.com/JCNSeverino/status/818942090201755652 Senate Judiciary Committee Member Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) https://twitter.com/SenMikeLee/status/818883923258314754 Senate Judiciary Committee Member Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/818893351537754112 U.S. Sen. ...

NRA: Sen. Jeff Sessions ‘will work tirelessly’ to defend Americans’ gun rights

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox in a recent column lists ways U.S. Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has helped protect law-abiding Americans’ right to bear arms, including his support of nationwide right-to-carry legislation. USA Today has the commentary: Sessions has voted to prohibit firearms confiscation during a declared state of emergency, and has opposed bans on America's most popular firearms, calling them “the essence of gun ownership today.” He has also voted in favor of a national right-to-carry amendment, which would remove the confusing patchwork of ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 1/8/17

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with no votes to be held before 6:30 PM. The House will stay in session through Thursday. The Senate will return on Monday, with the first vote set for 5:30 PM. The Senate will stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: On Tuesday, the House met at noon for the first session of the 115th Congress. Speaker Paul Ryan was elected for his first full term in office, with only one Republican – Thomas Massie of KY – casting a vote for someone else, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster of FL. Interestingly, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lost more votes among her House Democrat colleagues – ...

President-elect Trump taps fiscal conservative to head Office of Management and Budget

President-elect Donald Trump picked Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to head the Office of Management and Budget, whose mission is to assist the president in overseeing and preparing the federal budget and supervising its administration among the executive branches of leadership. “We are going to do great things for the American people with Mick Mulvaney leading the Office of Management and Budget,” President-elect Trump said in a statement, according to the Daily Signal. “Right now, we are nearly $20 trillion in debt but Mick is a very high-energy leader with deep convictions for how to responsibly manage our nation’s finances and save our ...