135 results for tag: Abuse of Power


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 ...

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 ...

VA whistleblower slams former U.S. senator for ignoring memo outlining ‘veteran harm’

Former Veterans Affairs employee Ryan Honl is criticizing former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold for allegedly sitting on a memo in 2009 documenting veteran abuses at a Wisconsin-area VA. WKOW has the story: Ryan Honl, a former Tomah VA employee who filed a complaint about the opiate prescription problem and other issues with the Office of the Inspector General for U.S. Veterans Affairs in September 2014, is featured prominently in the ad [recently released by libertarian-leaning Freedom Partners Action Fund]. Honl criticizes Feingold for not responding to a April 17, 2009 memo  sent out by the American Federation of Government Employees, which ...

Hillary Clinton’s aide to be grilled over Clinton emails

Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers at the State Department, will be questioned under oath about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to transmit confidential state secrets. New York Post has the details: The agreement filed late Friday with the U.S. District Court in Washington comes after a judge consented to allow the group Judicial Watch “limited discovery” to probe why Clinton relied on an email server in her New York home during her tenure as secretary of state. Questions about the email system have bedeviled Clinton during her run for the Democratic presidential nomination. ...

Columnist: Hillary Clinton ‘might as well have posted documents on an open blog’

Internet-security experts say Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to transmit national secrets was so vulnerable that she might as well have published them online. Investors.com has the details: Corruption: It’s been known for some time that Hillary Clinton’s personal email contained top-secret government material. We’re also learning just how vulnerable her system was. She might as well have posted documents on an open blog. While secretary of state, Clinton conducted State Department business through a personal email account handled by a private server that did not meet the government’s security standards. The homebrew ...

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton says there was “nothing to” her use of private server for classified info

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday on The View told co-hosts “there’s nothing to” the email scandal that has more than 100 FBI agents poring over her private email communications from her time at the State Department. Washington Free Beacon has the scoop: Hillary Clinton said that there was “nothing to” her use of a private server to transmit classified information as Secretary of State Tuesday, despite an ongoing FBI investigation into the matter. “There’s nothing to it,” Clinton said in an interview on The View. She added that she was “sure” she would be able to put the scandal behind her and promised to ...

Federal judge: Hillary Clinton’s email story ‘constantly shifting’

A federal judge Tuesday said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-State Department colleagues’ story surrounding the email controversy is ‘constantly shifting’ and that the Obama administration isn’t cooperating when it comes to open-records laws regarding requests for Clinton’s emails. The Washington Times has the inside scoop: Judge Royce C. Lamberth said it remains to be seen whether the government did try to obfuscate matters, but said there’s at least enough smoke that Judicial Watch, the conservative interest group suing to get a look at all of Mrs. Clinton’s records, should be allowed to press for more details ...

State Department court filing: Not enough staffers to process requests for Clinton’s emails

  President Obama’s State Department has too few staffers to process the influx of records requests for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, claims a Tuesday State Department court filing. The Washington Times has the scoop:   State officials had promised Judge Rudolph Contreras they would try to hire 50 screeners by February, but had just 35 actually on board as of the end of last week. It had hired 39 in total, but four of them have already left the job, Benjamin C. Mizer, the principal deputy attorney general, said in court papers. Of those 35, only 20 are reviewers with top secret clearance eligible to ...

Tea Party Patriots Thanks NorCal Tea Party For Their “Relentless Pursuit of the Truth” About IRS Targeting

Tea Party Patriots Thanks NorCal Tea Party For Their “Relentless Pursuit of the Truth” About IRS Targeting Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports about the NorCal Tea Party’s victory over the IRS in federal court on Tuesday. "Tea Party Patriots thanks the NorCal Tea Party for their relentless pursuit of the truth about IRS targeting of Americans for their political views. The Tea Party movement started as a reaction to big government overreach and the IRS program targeting political speech was a chilling episode that should give pause to Americans ...

Hillary Clinton: The U.S. ‘didn’t lose a single person’ in Libya

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stirred up controversy earlier this week when she alleged no Americans were killed in Libya during her stint at the State Department and failed to point out the loss of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others during the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in 2011. Fox News has the details:   "Now, is Libya perfect? It isn't," Clinton said. After contrasting her approach toward Libya with the ongoing bloodshed in Syria's civil war, Clinton said "Libya was a different kind of calculation and we didn't lose a single person ... We didn’t have a problem in supporting our European and Arab ...