144 results for tag: Abuse of Power


WaPo: Hillary Clinton earns four Pinocchios for ‘cherry-picking’ answers on emails

Hillary Clinton continues to have trouble keeping her answers straight when it comes to the private email server she used as Secretary of State. Despite the fact that Clinton violated federal law by sending classified information through the server, she and her campaign still deny any wrongdoing. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Clinton said, “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.” That comment earned Clinton four Pinocchios from the Washington Post. The ...

Obama administration opens investigation into questionable Clinton Foundation donations

Hillary Clinton’s record as secretary of state under President Obama is a dodgy one. As New York Times columnist David Brooks said in recent commentary, what legacy did she leave behind when serving at the State Department? An Obama-administration investigation into questionable donations made to the Clinton Foundation when she was secretary of state shows her time there potentially had nothing to do with public service but was self-serving. The Washington Examiner has the details: [Obama administration] officials are investigating the Clinton Foundation for alleged fraud after dozens of lawmakers asked the tax agency to open an inquiry. A ...

Source: FBI agents believe there was ‘inside deal’ in Hillary email scandal

FBI Director Comey’s decision to let former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton off scot-free for exposing state secrets via an unsecure email server rather than recommend the DOJ press criminal charges against her has more than one person at the bureau foaming at the mouth – and rightfully so. The New York Post has the scoop: Meanwhile, FBI agents expressed their “disappointment” over FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend charges against Clinton, sources close to the matter told The Post. “FBI agents believe there was an inside deal put in place after the Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton tarmac meeting,” said one source...

Sen. Cruz weighs in on FBI’s white-glove treatment of Hillary Clinton

On the heels of FBI Director James Comey’s announcement he isn’t recommending the Justice Department pursue criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for transmitting state secrets on a private unsecure email server, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released his own indictment of the Obama-administration officials letting her off scot-free. "While I have tremendous respect for the dedicated men and women of the FBI, I have serious concerns about the integrity of Director Comey’s decision, and how it threatens the rule of law,” Sen. Cruz says in a statement released Tuesday. Director Comey said there is evidence Clinton ...

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 ...

Reps. Jordan, Pompeo: ‘The administration misled the public about the events in Benghazi’

House Benghazi Committee members Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) today released an addendum to the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s final report, as the two congressman believe the report released isn’t as hard-hitting as it ought to be. “Officials at the State Department, including Secretary Clinton, learned almost in real time that the attack in Benghazi was a terrorist attack. With the presidential election just 56 days away, rather than tell the American people the truth and increase the risk of losing an election, the administration told one story privately and a different story publicly. They publicly blamed ...

Judge Napolitano shows how completely incompetent Hillary Clinton was when secretary of state

Judge Andrew Napolitano during a recent “Fox & Friends” appearance reminded viewers of a damning piece of information Hillary Clinton’s then-chief-of-staff Cheryl Mills shared, using the information to then paint a vivid picture of just how incredibly inept Hillary Clinton was when she was secretary of state on President Obama’s watch. The Daily Caller has the story: Clinton’s chief of staff while secretary of state, Cheryl Mills, revealed in a deposition that Clinton “exclusively” used a BlackBerry, not a laptop, desktop or a tablet to communicate electronically. Appearing on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” on Thursday, ...

State Department Audit Reveals Clinton Didn’t Adhere To Government Policy

The State Department inspector general has determined former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t adhere to her own agency’s email-records policy when she withheld communications pertinent to her government job, according to a report. The Washington Examiner has the story:   "Secretary Clinton should have preserved any federal records she created and received on her personal account by printing and filing those records ... because she did not do so, she did not comply with the department's policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act," the watchdog report said. Clinton has faced multiple investiga...

Veterans Affairs secretary: ‘When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line or what’s important?’

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald Monday apparently downplayed the severity of the wait-list scandals that have plagued the department, left veterans without timely care and, in some cases, been the difference between life and death – a metric, the secretary implied, that should be trashed altogether. The Washington Examiner has the details: "When you got to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what's important? What's important is, what's your satisfaction with the experience?" McDonald said Monday during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters. "And what I would like to move to, eventually, is ...

Aides, State Department officials tied to Hillary Clinton email scandal facing deposition

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch this week begins a series of interviews with numerous aides and State Department officials tied to Hillary Clinton when she was serving as secretary of state, including deposing Bryan Pagliano – the information technology specialist who managed Clinton’s email system – and Huma Abedin, who was Clinton’s then-right-hand-woman when Clinton began using a private, unencrypted email server to transmit state secrets. The Daily Caller has the scoop: The interviews were granted earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is handling Judicial Watch’s lawsuit for records pertaining to ...