127 results for tag: Abuse of Power


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 ...

Did hundreds of Washington influencers stay mum about Hillary’s illegal email setup?

Dozens upon dozens of reporters, judges and congressional and White House staffers may have known about Hillary Clinton’s shady use of a private email server long before it became headline news. The Washington Times has the details: Listed on some of the more than 28,000 messages Mrs. Clinton released so far are several White House chiefs of staff and a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, much of the rest of official Washington, and a number of people who had oversight of the State Department’s key operations and open-records obligations. President Obama was also on a series of messages, though the government is withholding ...

State Department staffer: Agency created classified email account for Clinton but she never used it

During Secretary of State John Kerry’s Tuesday testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a number of things came to light surrounding the Clinton email scandal – most notably, that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given an email account equipped to handle confidential communications but never used it. Daily Caller has the story: During one part of an at-times intense exchange, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson read from a letter from Julia Frifield, who serves as State Department assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs. “Secretary Clinton did not use a classified email account at the State Department. An ...

State Department upgrades more private Clinton emails to ‘secret,’ ‘confidential’

State Department officials under a judge’s orders Saturday published more than 550 of Hillary Clinton’s private emails, classifying dozens of them as ‘secret’ and ‘confidential.’ The Washington Examiner has the details: Most of the 84 emails were upgraded to "confidential," the lowest level of classification. A handful were upgraded to "secret." None were designated "top secret," though the State Department upgraded as many as 29 emails to "top secret" when they missed a court-ordered deadline at the end of January. The intelligence community inspector general has argued many of the now-classified emails were considered classified ...

Benghazi committee members critical of investigation costs line staffers’ pockets with bonuses

Democrats on the bipartisan House committee investigating the terror attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead have repeatedly attacked House Republicans over the costliness of the investigation yet have given staff tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses. Fox News has the details: According to publicly available reports, a total of $33,600 was given to six Democratic staffers at the end of 2014 and 2015. While the bonuses make up only a fraction of the panel's total expenses to date, critics suggested they undermine the minority members' complaints about the budget. "This is the height of hypocrisy,” Lisa Boothe, a Republican ...

State Department says 22 of Clinton’s communications via personal email “top secret”

Officials at the State Department say Hillary Clinton had 22 “top secret” emails on a server that wasn’t issued by the State Department and that for three months contained no encryption. Politico has the inside scoop: It was the first time State has formally deemed any of Clinton’s emails classified at that level, reserved for information that can cause “exceptionally grave” damage to national security if disclosed. State did not provide details on the subjects of the messages, which represent seven email chains and a total of 37 pages. State spokesman John Kirby said they are part of a set the intelligence community inspector ...

Report: President Obama misled Congress during debt-ceiling showdowns

A House Financial Services Committee report obtained by The Daily Caller reveals Federal Reserve Bank of New York officials ran exercises during multiple congressional debt-limit crises demonstrating the federal government could function over the course of a temporary government shutdown – contrary to what President Obama said as he was selling Congress on an increase to the debt ceiling. The Daily Caller has the inside story: The staff report, to be released Tuesday, charges that [Treasury Secretary Jack] Lew and other Obama administration officials deliberately misled Congress and the public during the federal budget and debt limit showdowns ...

Columnist: ‘Skeptical’ President Obama’s Justice Department will indict Hillary over email scandal

New York Post columnist and Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin in a column this week expressed doubt Hillary Clinton will be forced to answer for sending and receiving confidential emails via a private server when she was secretary of state. Read a portion of Mr. Goodwin’s column below: Color me skeptical that she will face criminal charges, especially after President Obama’s kind words for her. His praise of Clinton’s experience in an interview, twinned with his comparison of Bernie Sanders as a “bright, shiny object,” were widely interpreted as a Clinton endorsement. Correctly so, but there’s more to it. Obama wouldn’t be ...

Inspector General: Clinton’s private-server emails contained intel beyond “top secret”

Emails uncovered from Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, private server used to conduct official state business contained intelligence beyond “top secret,” says an unclassified letter from a top inspector general. Fox News has the exclusive: Fox News exclusively obtained the unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified "several dozen" additional classified emails -- including specific intelligence known as "special access programs" (SAP). That indicates a level of classification beyond ...