The OTHER 9/11, Obama Speech, Tonto & Twitter


John R. Houk

© September 11, 2018

Seeing that today is 9/11, the 17th year since Islamic terrorists attacked the USA on American soil, I thought appropriate to look at one of the surviving heroes of the OTHER 9/11 – Kris “Tonto” Paronto.

 

The OTHER 9/11 is the debacle that the Obama Administration via the management of the then Secretary of State Crooked Hillary allowed FOUR Americans – including Ambassador Chris Stevens – were slaughtered in Benghazi, Libya at a CIA Annex. Paronto was a survivor who joined in telling the story from a survivor’s perspective. That story was definitively NOT flattering to how Obama handled this 9/11 incident that happened on September 11, 2012.

 

Paronto has been in current events lately largely resulting from Conservative OUTRAGE of the self-serving lies of an Obama recent speech. The ex-President took credit for all of Trump’s current achievements which is only true from Leftist massaging of statistics to misrepresent actual facts.

 

I like the Jeanine Pirro critique of Obama’s lying to America:

 

VIDEO: Pirro to Obama: ‘Your Lies, Your Policies and Your Divisiveness’ Are Why Trump Is President

 

Posted by Fox News Insider

Published on Sep 9, 2018

 

As seen on “Justice With Judge Jeanine”

 

In her Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted former President Barack Obama for criticizing President Trump and the Republican Party during a speech on Friday.

 

MORE: https://bit.ly/2N2KSmK

 

Former Representative Chaffetz criticizes the Obama speech by focusing on Obama’s idiocy of claiming “wild Benghazi Conspiracy Theories:

 

VIDEO: Chaffetz Slams Obama for ‘Offensive’ Remark About Benghazi ‘Conspiracy Theories’

 

Posted by Fox News Insider

Published on Sep 10, 2018

 

Jason Chaffetz slammed Obama for being dismissive of the 2012 terror attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead.

 

MORE: http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/09/10/chaffetz-slams-obama-offensive-remark-about-benghazi

 

It is appropriate at this point to share about the Paronto/Twitter feud. Twitter suspended Paronto’s Twitter account over criticizing Obama’s Benghazi comment idiocy.

 

Below is the rundown thanks to The Western Journal.

 

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Twitter Suspends Benghazi Hero for Mocking Obama

 

By Randy DeSoto 
September 10, 2018 at 11:28am

The Western Journal

 

Former Army Ranger and Benghazi hero Kris Paronto. (Fox News screen shot)

 

Twitter suspended former Army Ranger and Benghazi hero Kris “Tonto” Paronto for mocking liberals as “retards” after a Twitter user claimed that former President Barack Obama was the person who killed Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

 

The tweet in question came in response to a clip from Obama’s speech at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign on Friday when he said, “We supposed to stand up to discrimination, and we’re sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers.”

 

He then asked, “How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?”

 

Former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill — who is credited with killing Bin Laden during a 2011 raid in Pakistan — responded to Obama’s question tweeting, “Nazis are bad. Now try saying, ‘Radical Islam….’”

 

 

O’Neill was referencing Obama’s reticence during his time in office to say that the United States was engaged in a fight against radical Islamic terrorism.

 

A Twitter account named Secret Society Alumnus responded to O’Neill’s tweet, writing, “He kinda killed Osama Bin Laden, so…,” as if to say Obama may not have been willing to say “radical Islamic terrorist,” but he took action against it.

 

O’Neill replied, “Do you know who you’re talking to?”

 

 

Paronto then jumped into the conversation, tweeting, “OMG ??!! Did you just tell the guy who Shot Bin Laden that @BarackObama did it?? BWAHAHAHA. Thank you for verifying that BHusseinObama worship and (Trump Derangement Syndrome) causes liberalists to skip retard and go straight to potato. #YouAreAnIdiot #NeverGoFullRetard”

 

Shortly thereafter, Twitter forced the former CIA security contractor to delete the tweet and suspended his account.

Paronto was back up and running by Sunday and tweeted, “After being in the @Twitter penalty box for a few and having to delete the tweet below for offending the leftist hate group @itmustend_ for their epic fail of telling Rob O’Neill that BHusseinObama killed UBL and not him, I’m back up…sooo Twitter doesn’t censor ehh @jack.”

 

Twitter Deleted Paronto Tweet

 

Paronto tagged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in the tweet, who had just testified before Congress last week about the social media company’s efforts to remain an impartial platform for sharing political views.

 

In an Instagram post, Paronto wrote about his suspension, “Yes boys and girls …. and leftists, we have the right to free speech but only if it fits the leftists narrative, doesn’t show their stupidity and ignorance and most importantly doesn’t hurt their fragile little egos.”

 

On being reinstated on Twitter, Paronto got into a back and forth with former talk show host Montel Williams.

 

Paronto had first tweeted, “So this is what happens when you call out a leftist group with TDS for being idiots and they they cry to the Twitter police who never censors.”

 

Williams — who served in the Marines and is a Naval Academy graduate — replied, “No. This is what happens when you act like a prick, son. You’re not being persecuted, Sit down, shut up and grow the F up.” Williams has since deleted the tweet.

 

Paronto fired back, “Prick?? So did you just suspended for your hateful comment Semper Fudge?? Most likely not …and I ain’t your son ‘Sir’.. If I was I’d be an ignorant ass just like you. I grew up a long time ago, long before your Messiah BHO left me and my team to die.”

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The OTHER 9/11, Obama Speech, Tonto & Twitter

John R. Houk

© September 11, 2018

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Twitter Suspends Benghazi Hero for Mocking Obama

 

Randy DeSoto is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book “We Hold These Truths” and screenwriter of the political documentary “I Want Your Money.”

 

Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film “I Want Your Money” about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book “We Hold These Truths,” which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation’s history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers. Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.

 

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Trump WON’T pursue case against Clinton


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Donald Trump has conveyed that it is not a part of his new Administration to investigate Crooked Hillary.

 

I don’t know if President-Elect Trump has learned to play politics, backing out on the “Lock Her Up” or is keeping a Clinton/Obama investigation close to the vest to prevent or avoid Dem Party obstructionism.

 

I pray in one fashion or another that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are at least investigated thoroughly to let the American people know that a President Trump truly plans to drain the swamp of Federal Government Corruption.

 

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Trump WON’T pursue case against Clinton

 

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LOCK HER UP

 

By Pamela Geller 

November 22, 2016

Geller Report

 

Hillary broke the law. And while I understand that this may very well be an olive branch to the Democrats, Trump is in for a rude awakening. There will be no quid pro quo. The Democrats will not play ball with him or give him an easier time or stop the violent rioting or calm their base. Like jihadis, they see kindness and peace offerings as signs of weakness.

 

I am sure many Trump supporters whose chant, “lock her up!,” is now a rallying cry for government corruption and lawlessness, will be hugely disappointed.

 

Trump should allow these investigations to continue and whatever will be will be. The good news is that Jason Chaffetz, the Utah congressman finishing his first term leading the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has vowed to continue to investigate Clinton’s email server.

 

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Trump holding sign: Clinton for Prison

 

TRUMP WON’T PURSUE CASE AGAINST CLINTON, CONWAY SAYS

 

The Washington Post, November 22, 2016:

 

President-elect Donald Trump has decided that he won’t seek criminal investigations related to former rival Hillary Clinton’s private email server or her family foundation, his campaign manager said Tuesday

 

Trump’s apparent decison [sic], conveyed by Kellyanne Conway in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,’’ is a change from his campaign rhetoric, in which he issued incendiary calls for a special prosecutor to reopen the FBI’s closed investigation of Clinton’s use of a private server while secretary of state and had also urged investigations of allegations of corruption at the Clinton Foundation. He nicknamed the Democratic nominee “Crooked Hillary” and encouraged chants of “Lock her up!” at his rallies.

 

Trump’s decision to pursue or not pursue a criminal investigation from the Oval Office would be an extraordinary break with political and legal protocol, which holds that the attorney general and FBI make decisions on whether to conduct investigations and file charges, free of pressure from the president.

 

Conway said Trump sees things differently. “I think when the president-elect, who’s also the head of your party, tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content” to fellow Republicans, she said. “Look, I think he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the President of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them,” she added.

 

Trump has not spoken directly about his apparent change of heart but hinted at it in a post-election interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes.’’

 

‘YOU’D BE IN JAIL’: TRUMP SWIPES AT CLINTON DURING DEBATE

 

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump responded Hillary Clinton saying that he shouldn’t be in charge of the law in the U.S. saying, “You’d be in jail.” The comment was met with rousing applause from the audience. (The Washington Post)

 

“I’m going to think about it,” he said. “I don’t want to hurt them, I don’t want to hurt them. They’re, they’re good people.’’

 

Trump’s about-face drew immediate criticism from legal experts, who said it threatens the integrity of the justice system.

 

“The president-elect has demonstrated his complete lack of understanding of how the government makes these kinds of decisions,” said Stephen I. Vladeck, a law professor at the University of Texas at Austin. “The attorney general answers to the president, but the department is supposed to be independent, especially when it comes to prosecutorial decisions. Any president, especially our next president, needs to both understand and respect that – or else they risk politicizing criminal prosecutions in ways that can be damaging.”

 

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Hillary for Prison 2016 shirt

 

The president-elect’s new position also stands in contrast with leading members of his party. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah congressman finishing his first term leading the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has vowed to continue to investigate Clinton’s email server.

 

“It would be totally remiss of us to dismiss [the email investigation] because she’s not going to be president,” Chaffetz said after the election, referring to the defeated Democratic nominee.

 

[Top House Republican says he’ll continue Clinton probe]

 

While FBI director James Comey has repeatedly said the bureau did not find enough evidence to recommend prosecuting Clinton over the email issue, he questioned her judgement in using a private server, calling it “reckless.’’

 

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Pamela Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of The Geller Report and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). She is the author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America (foreword by Ambassador John Bolton) (Simon & Schuster) and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance (WND Books). She is also a regular columnist for World Net Daily, the American Thinker, Breitbart.com and other publications.

 

Geller’s activism on behalf of human rights has won international notice. She is a foremost defender of the freedom of speech against attempts to force the West to accept Sharia blasphemy laws, and against Sharia self-censorship by Western media outlets. Her First Amendment lawsuits filed nationwide have rolled back attempts to limit Americans’ free speech rights and limit speech to only one political perspective, and exposed attempts to make an end-run around the First Amendment by illegitimately restricting access to public fora. Her free speech event in Garland, Texas led to the capture or killing of several murderous jihadists, smoking out terror cells, leading to an increase in the threat level to READ THE REST

 

Hmm … FBI Reopens Crooked Hillary Investigation


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Posted October 29, 2016

John R. Houk, Editor

 

The FBI has informed House Committee Chairmen that it is reopening the investigation of Crooked Hillary:

 

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Comey Letter to GOP Chairmen – cropped & enlarged (hat tip Red State)

 

Did an open FBI rebellion change Director Comey’s mind on Crooked Hillary?

 

Did guilt overtake Director Comey enough to disobey Attorney General Lynch and President Barack Hussein Obama on giving Crooked Hillary a pass?

 

Hmm?

 

Below are a couple of news cycle reports on the uh – the Weiner Probe – and Huma Abedin and Crooked Hillary investigation.

 

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New Clinton emails found during Anthony Weiner sexting probe

 

By Daniel HalperJamie Schram and Bob Fredericks

October 28, 2016 3:30pm Updated October 29, 2016 | 2:18am

New York Post

 

Anthony Weiner’s lurid communications from his latest sex scandal prompted the FBI to reopen its probe into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server — a bombshell development that rocked the presidential race Friday.

 

FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress in a letter that “in connection with an unrelated case, the FBI learned of the existence of e-mails that appear to be pertinent’’ to his probe.

 

A law-enforcement source told The Post the e-mails came from an electronic device seized from Weiner and his wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, as part of the federal investigation of Weiner’s ­sext messages to a 15-year-old girl.

 

The feds confiscated four devices from the two, including a laptop Weiner used to send sleazy messages to the teenager.

 

They also found e-mails that Abedin either sent or received on the laptop they shared. The lead investigator in that case reported them to Comey.

 

Hillary Clinton blasted the release by Comey, claiming that nothing new would be found and he should be more forthcoming about the probe.

 

“The American people deserve to get the full and complete facts immediately,” Clinton said. “We don’t know the facts, which is why we’re calling on the FBI to release all the information it has.”

 

A senior law-enforcement official told NBC that the FBI director’s letter was sent to lawmakers “out of an abundance of caution.”

 

In a separate letter to FBI employees, Comey said “we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation.”

 

He added: “Given that we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of e-mails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression.”

 

Comey said that because months ago he had announced that the investigation was complete, he wanted to “supplement the record.”

 

The feds have not read the e-mails in question because the warrant they got for their seizure covered only Weiner’s messages.

 

They have to get a new warrant to read Abedin’s e-mails, NBC ­reported.

 

Abedin split from the disgraced ex-congressman in August after The Post revealed that he had sent lewd messages to the girl.

 

Comey said the latest e-mails — which were not sent by Clinton, according to CNN — would be checked to determine if they contained classified information.

 

“I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work,” Comey added, 11 days before the presidential election.

 

NBC News reported that many if not all of the e-mails may be duplicates of messages the feds already have access to.

 

Clinton learned of the startling development while flying to a campaign stop in Iowa.

 

She spent about 25 minutes on board after her jet landed in ­Cedar Rapids before emerging and then ignored questions shouted by reporters.

 

NYP VIDEO: Hillary Clinton email scandal timeline ARTICLE
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But her campaign chair, John Podesta, issued a blistering statement condemning Comey for ­reopening the probe so close to Election Day.

 

“It is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election,” Podesta fumed.

 

“The director owes it to the American people to immediately provide the full details of what he is now examining. We are confident this will not produce any conclusions different from the one the FBI reached in July” when Comey decided to not pursue criminal charges against Clinton.

 

Democratic leaders were stunned. “Good grief,” tweeted Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile.

 

Donald Trump applauded the FBI’s move, saying the political system “might not be as rigged as I thought,” during a campaign stop in Manchester, NH.

 

“I think they are going to right the ship, folks. Perhaps, finally justice will be served,” he said.

 

VIDEO: Trump: ‘Hope Justice Will Finally be Served’

 

“Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before,” added Trump, who has repeatedly hammered Clinton over her private e-mail server. “We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office.”

 

Trump and many GOP lawmakers had earlier bashed Comey, ­accusing the FBI chief of letting Clinton off the hook.

 

The director was also taking heat from his own agents who disagreed with his decision not to prosecute Clinton, sources said.

 

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Clinton has to accept blame.

 

“Yet again, Hillary Clinton has nobody but herself to blame. She was entrusted with some of our nation’s most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information,” he said.

 

Clinton had been gaining ground in public polls following the release of footage showing Trump talking about groping women, and many analysts said his odds of winning the White House were plunging.

 

Analysts said the reopening of the e-mail probe was a gift to the GOP nominee.

 

“The damage has been done,” said Democratic strategist Jim Manley, a former top aide to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.

 

“House Republicans and/or the Trump campaign aren’t going to let it go for the next 10 days.”

 

The feds began to investigate Weiner, 52, after he sent a slew of sexual messages and shirtless selfies — including one showing him on a bed with his toddler son — to the teen.

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Breaking: FBI to Reopen Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

 

By DEBRA HEINE

OCTOBER 28, 2016

PJ Media

 

Congressional Republicans put out the word Friday that the FBI is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state. This shocking development comes just eleven days before the general election. FBI Director James Comey announced the news in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.

 

“In previous congressional testimony, I referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton’s personal email server. Due to recent developments, I am writing to supplement my previous testimony,” Comey wrote.

 

“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation,” he added.

 

“Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony,” Comey concluded.

 

Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, immediately tweeted that the case has been reopened:

 

Jason Chaffetz 

@jasoninthehouse

 

FBI Dir just informed me, “The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” Case reopened

 

11:57 AM – 28 Oct 2016

 

House Speaker Paul Ryam [sic] put out the following statement:

 

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Paul Ryan tweet on FBI re-investigating Hillary

 

Paul Ryan

@SpeakerRyan

 

BREAKING NEWS → The FBI is reopening its investigation into Secretary Hillary Clinton.

My full statement ⇩

12:28 PM – 28 Oct 2016

 

The information was released “basically without warning,” said MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt, who had just gotten off the phone with a Senate Judiciary Committee Republican spokesman.

 

“They didn’t know this was coming; the committee hadn’t asked additional questions about Hillary Clinton’s emails,” Hunt said.

 

VIDEO: MSNBC: FBI re-opening investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server

 

Posted by Washington Free Beacon

Published on Oct 28, 2016

 

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Breaking! FBI Reopening Clinton Email Case!

 

By Onan Coca 

October 28, 2016

Constitution.com

 

UPDATE: Several media outlets are now reporting that the FBI was led to the discovery of the new Clinton Email scandal evidence through the investigation into disgraced New York politician Anthony Weiner!

 

The FBI has reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server while secretary of state after discovering new emails – apparently during the probe of former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting – in a stunning turn of events just days before the presidential election

 

An FBI source, though, confirmed to Fox News that the new emails were discovered after the bureau seized devices belonging to disgraced Rep. Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide who recently announced she was separating from the former congressman. The New York Times first reported on the Weiner investigation connection, noting the FBI had been probing texts Weiner sent to a 15-year-old girl.

 

Original Story:

 

VIDEO: FBI for HRC 

 

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) just announced that the FBI just discovered new emails pertinent to their case against Hillary Clinton. They are reopening the investigation!

 

FBI Dir just informed me, “The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” Case reopened

 

Jason Chaffetz

@jasoninthehouse

 

FBI Dir just informed me, “The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” Case reopened

 

11:57 AM – 28 Oct 2016

 

FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to 8 different Congressional Committee Chairmen saying:

 

“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”

 

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Comey Letter to GOP committee chairmen

 

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Analysis of FBI Directors Hearing with Congress


FBI says Hillary not crook toon

FBI Director James Comey says Hillary was careless but did not rise to the level of criminality … Say what?

 

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“Analysis of FBI Directors Hearing with Congress”

 

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The FBI Director said [the FBI would] have to prove Criminal Intent along with the Misdemeanor Statute so the Intent would be when Hilary Installed the Unauthorized Private Server to divert Information that she would “CLEARLY KNOW” some would be Classified Information due to the Signing of the Oath of Office.   And Congressman Cummings made a Comparison of General Petraeus first Lying to the FBI then later admitting to the charge regarding divulging Classified Information, and we have the Testimony to Congressman Jordan under oath by Hilary saying she did not send or receive Classified Information on her Private server, but then said to the FBI she did [use her private server]. And the FBI Director did not Ask Congress for this Information from Congress to review the Hearing. Hold the Line Congressman and Good Job standing up for We the People –  a Nation of Laws, we cannot allow a Clinton Monarchy to Form within the USA!!!!!     http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/07/perjury-hillary-clinton-chaffetz-comey/

 

Chaffetz: We Will Refer Hillary Clinton to the FBI for Perjury

Jason Chaffetz 

By JOEL B. POLLAK

July 7, 2016

Breitbart

 

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chair of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, told FBI director James Comey during his testimony on Thursday morning that the committee would refer former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for investigation for perjury, given that she lied under oath before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in October.

 

“You’ll have one,” Chaffetz said, within “a few hours,” after Comey testified that the FBI would need a referral for Congress before investigating.

 

As Breitbart News detailed earlier this week, Clinton lied under oath to Congress in at least three ways: first, by stating that she had turned over “all my work related emails” from her private email server to the government; second, by insisting there was “nothing marked classified on my e-mails”; and third, by telling the committee that her attorneys “went through every single e-mail.” FBI director James Comey’s statement Tuesday suggested that none of those sworn statements were true.

 

Chaffetz asked Comey whether he had reviewed Clinton’s testimony before the Benghazi committee as part of his inquiry. He said that he had not, but that he was aware of it. Chaffetz also asked Comey whether Clinton had lied to the FBI, and he said he did not have reason to believe she had done so.

 

In addition to misleading Congress in October, Clinton may have committed perjury when she signed a sworn declaration in 2015 stating that she had turned over all work-related emails: “While I do not know what information may be ‘responsive’ for purposes of this law suit, I have directed that all my e-mails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or potentially were federal records be provided to the Department of State, and on information and belief, this has been done”

 

Earlier, there were suspicions that Clinton might have committed perjury if and when she had signed the standard exit form, OF-109, which all State Department employees must sign, indicating they have turned over all materials, classified and otherwise, to the government. Later, the State Department admitted that it had no record of her signed OF-109 form.

 

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Hold Koskinen and IRS Accountable for Crime


John R. Houk

© November 14, 2015

John Koskinen was appointed as Commissioner to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2013 by President Barack Hussein Obama. Koskinen has lied to Congress and obstructed Congressional investigations into the IRS. Why should we be surprised? After all the IRS targeting of Conservative organizations has been going on and covered up at least since 2010 undoubtedly under the direction of President Barack Hussein Obama. When the light began to expose the crooked tax collecting organization subpoenas were ignored, documents lost or destroyed and the electronic fingerprints found attempted erasure.

HAS ANYONE BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE?

To date no one has faced criminal charges for either partisan attacks or the cover-up. Does that sound like White House cooperation in terminating the rats in the woodwork? What does that tell you? All scandal roads lead straight to President Obama. This can be surmised because the White House is involved in the same kind of obstruction to investigations with the Left Stream Media covering the Obama Administration’s back-side.

Discover The Networks has an excellent timeline of what is public knowledge of nefarious activities in the IRS that begin with Commissioner Doug Shulman and continued on by his replacement Steven Miller and then Miller’s replacement Daniel Werfel who has been replaced with the current corrupt IRS Commissioner John Koskinen:

In May 2013, it was learned that from April 2010 to April 2012, the Internal Revenue Service had placed on hold the processing of applications for tax-exempt status that it had received from hundreds of organizations with such presumably conservative indicators as “Tea Party,” “Patriots,” or “9/12” in their names. During that period, the IRS approved only four applications from conservative groups while green-lighting applications from several dozen organizations whose names included the likely left-leaning terms “Progressive,” “Progress,” “Liberal,” or “Equality.”

In February 2014, it was further learned that of the
already-existing nonprofits that were flagged for IRS surveillance (including monitoring of the groups’ activities, websites, and any other publicly available information), 83% were conservative. And, of the groups that the IRS selected for audit, 100% were conservative.

This section of Discover The Networks provides a timeline of this illegal, blatantly partisan practice by the IRS.

February to March 2010: An email string from February – March 2010 includes a message from a California Exempt Organizations Determinations manager discussing a Tea Party application “currently being held in the Screening group.” The manager urges, “Please let ‘Washington’ know about this potentially embarrassing political case involving a ‘Tea Party’ organization. Recent media attention to this type of organization indicates to me that this is a ‘high profile’ case.” A co-worker responds: “I think sending it up here [DC] is a good idea given the potential for media interest.” (Source)

March 31 to April 1, 2010: Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)—the 150,000-member union that represents employees of the IRS and 30 other government agencies—visits President Obama at the White House. NTEU’s Political Action Committee endorsed Obama in both 2008 and 2012, and gave READ THE REST

What a surprise. A Union and President Obama have a strategy meeting. I doubt finger criminals was the topic of discussion. More than likely the discussions was how to grease the wheels of obstruction and cover-up.

A friend of mine forwarded a Tea Party Patriots email which rallies support to press the House to impeach Obama’s current IRS thug chief John Koskinen. A successful impeachment would bring to light a trail of criminality that I am confident will eventually lead to Obama and his White House minions. Below is the TPP email portions that deal with impeaching Koskinen (I’m leaving out the marketing pitch):

Hold Ryan Accountable, Impeach the IRS Commissioner, and Wear Your Support for Our Troops

Sent by Tea Party Patriots National Support Team

Sent: 11/13/15 12:58:58 -0800

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Sign Our Petition to Impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen

This week, Jenny Beth wrote an op-ed for The Hill laying out the reasons why Congress should impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. She wrote, “But impeachment is the appropriate response to Koskinen’s conduct in office, if impeachment is meant to be used, as Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 65, to remedy ‘those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.'” We need your help to build as much support for impeaching IRS Commissioner Koskinen! Sign our petition supporting efforts to impeach the IRS Commissioner!

Send a Message to Speaker Paul Ryan – Sign Our Petition!

Now that Paul Ryan is the Speaker of the House, it’s critical that we make sure he keeps the promises that he made to govern as a conservative and to decentralize power in the House. Help us send the message that we won’t let the new House leadership go back to doing business the same way John Boehner did. Make sure you sign our petition to hold Paul Ryan accountable!

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I included the Paul Ryan portion of the email because the new Speaker will be instrumental in moving the impeachment process along to a vote.

For your convenience I am cross posting the Jenny Beth article found at The Hill and used here by the Tea Party Patriots to highlight reasons to impeach John Koskinen as Commissioner of the IRS.

JRH 11/14/15 (Hat Tip Steven Hofer)

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Impeach Koskinen

By Jenny Beth Martin

November 10, 2015, 07:30 am

The Hill

House Republicans have introduced a resolution to impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, about which, a simple thought – it’s about damn time.

Impeaching a senior official of the federal government is no small deal. Only seventeen times since the Constitution came into force in 1789 has the House of Representatives even tried to impeach a federal official; only eight times has the Senate seen fit to convict. And not since March of 1876 has an appointed executive branch official been impeached. It’s a difficult thing to do, and it was meant to be; it should only be used for the most egregious offenses.

But impeachment is the appropriate response to Koskinen’s conduct in office, if impeachment is meant to be used, as Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 65, to remedy “those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.”

The text of H. Res. 494, introduced by Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and cosponsored by 22 others, makes plain Koskinen’s “abuse or violation of the public trust.”

In four separate articles of impeachment, Koskinen is charged with:

Failing to comply with a subpoena for evidence, resulting in the destruction of that evidence – 422 backup tapes, which housed as many as 24,000 Lois Lerner emails;

Failing to testify truthfully and providing false and misleading information to the Congress – Koskinen testified that the IRS had turned over all emails relevant to the congressional investigation (including Lerner’s emails), and then, when that proved to be inaccurate, he testified that the emails were unrecoverable, which also turned out to be false;

Failing to notify Congress that key evidence had gone missing – the IRS knew the Lerner emails were missing as early as February 2014, and, in fact, destroyed the emails in early March 2014. But the IRS didn’t tell Congress until June of that year, well after White House and Treasury officials had been notified.

In each of these charges, the evidence is clear – it is Koskinen’s own words, offered in sworn testimony to Congress, compared to the record of his and the IRS’s actions.

The resolution has been moved to the House Judiciary Committee, which will, presumably, mark it up and send it to the floor at the discretion of the House GOP Leadership. This gives newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) the perfect opportunity to prove to conservatives and the American people alike that he is truly ready to do the peoples’ work.

This shouldn’t be a heavy lift for Ryan – remember the Ways and Means oversight hearing where he tore into Koskinen, saying repeatedly he simply did not believe him? I do.

And what do the 2016 Republican presidential contenders think about the latest IRS revelations? Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has asked the Justice Department to save documents related to the IRS investigation so that the next administration can have a shot at justice. But are the others willing to step in and defend the American people should one of them win the White House? Might I suggest that Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo at Fox Business Network choose this as a subject of conversation during tonight’s debate over some of the more ridiculous topics we’ve seen from other forums this year?

Remember, it was the IRS that was used as a political weapon to target citizens who were deemed opponents of this Administration. My organization and many affiliated with it have been on the receiving end of this political weapon and I would not wish it upon any American–including my worst political adversaries.

Not surprisingly, it was announced last month that the Obama Justice Department would not press charges against the person at the center of this scandal – former IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner. So, just when will the American people receive justice?

A start would be to impeach and convict the man who continued the cover-up and denied justice for the American people, and I truly give House Republicans credit for seeming to understand this. Will Congress step up and do something meaningful to defend the American people? Help make your voice heard by adding your voice to the national petition at www.ImpeachJohn.com.

It’s about damn time.

Martin is president and co-founder of Tea Party Patriots.

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Hold Koskinen and IRS Accountable for Crime

John R. Houk

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McCarthy says NO as Speaker


John R. Houk

© October 8, 2015

In case you havent heard Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) shocked the GOP Establishment by taking his hat OUT of the ring for Speaker of the House. Rep. McCarthy had a reputation of being more RINO than Speaker Boehner. The FireMcCarthy.com website writes this on their main page about Rep. McCarthy:

Rep. Kevin McCarthy is a “nice guy” but that doesn’t mean he is qualified or conservative enough to lead the people’s House. Just like John Boehner, McCarthy scores terribly with conservatives.

o FreedomWorks gave McCarthy a score of 52.

o Conservative Review gave him a score of 45.

o Madison Project gave him an abysmal 42.

He scores worse than former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost his own district. Conservatives havent forgotten this. If McCarthy is chosen, well see that hes fired. Add your name to the list of Americans who Demand a Conservative Speaker.

Read the Official Release.

CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS – (202) 224-3121

Now I strongly suspect the name of FireMcCarthy.com will change according to whom the GOP Establishment pushes for the next Speaker. I pray that the Republicans can agree on a more principled Conservative that the Establishment can feel they can work. IF NOT, then it may be time to split from or boot out the RINOs to give voters a more reliable choice other than a deceptive Establishment Republican or evil change-America Democrat.

JRH 10/8/15

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Kevin McCarthy Drops Out of House Speaker Race: Its Best We Have a New Face

By Rob Bluey

October 08, 2015

Daily Signal

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has ended his bid to become the next speaker of the House of Representatives.

McCarthy, the current GOP majority leader, was the leading candidate among the three Republicans seeking the job. However, he lacked the 218 votes needed to win a vote on the floor after the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is also running for the job.

I am not the right person to lead at this moment, McCarthy reportedly told his Republican colleagues at a meeting today. He elaborated at a press conference Thursday afternoon.

VIDEO: Watch Rep. Kevin McCarthy speak on dropping out from Speaker’s race

 

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Published on Oct 8, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the Republican race for Speaker of the House on Thursday and addressed the move at a brief afternoon news conference.

I dont want make voting for speaker a tough one, McCarthy said. I dont want to go to the floor and win with 220 votes. I think the best thing for our party right now is that you have 247 votes on the floor. If we are going to be strong, we have to be 100 percent united.

He added, I just think its best we have a new face.

Kevin McCarthy@GOPLeader

We’re public servants. I have always put this Conference and Country ahead of myself. We need to unite behind one leader and get to work.

McCarthys decision forced Republicans to postpone todays speaker election. Speaker John Boehner, who will resign Oct. 30, said in a statement that he would stay on as speaker until a new person is chosen. The speaker does not have to be a member of Congress.

The news apparently stunned members of Congress who were in the room with McCarthy. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., spoke to reporters afterward to explain what happened. Issa said McCarthy would like to remain in his majority leader post.

VIDEO: Rep. Darrell Issa on McCarthy

 

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Published on Oct 8, 2015

Chaffetz, who currently leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told reporters he remains a candidate for speaker.

We need to have a lot more family discussion because we need to find somebody that our whole body can unite behind, and do what we were elected to do, Chaffetz said. I was absolutely stunned, surprised, and shocked that this happened, but our conference is going to have to do a lot of deep soul-searching and well see what happens.

Webster, who has the backing of the 40-member Freedom Caucus, stressed that he would remain committed to improving the way the House operates.

A lot of members would like to see us modify in some way the rules and then use them, Webster said. Right now we dont use our rules. We circumvent them every day and thats the problem.

Several Republicans voiced their reaction to the McCarthy news on Twitter:

[Blog Editor: Go to Daily Signal to view the numerous GOP Tweets]

Democrats, who will likely support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for speaker, used the opportunity to attack their political adversaries.

[Blog Editor: Go to Daily Signal to view the numerous Dem Tweets]

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who was going to nominate McCarthy at todays meeting, reiterated he would not seek the job himself.

Kevin McCarthy is best person to lead the House, and so Im disappointed in this decision. Now it is important that we, as a Conference, take time to deliberate and seek new candidates for the speakership. While I am grateful for the encouragement Ive received, I will not be a candidate. I continue to believe I can best serve the country and this conference as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

Another Republican, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, said he was uninterested in the job. Gowdy is currently leading the Houses Benghazi investigation, which became an issue for McCarthy after he suggested the House investigation had hurt former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons poll numbers. McCarthy apologized for his comments and told reporters Thursday those comments were a factor in his decision.

Yesterday, at the monthly Conversations with Conservatives event on Capitol Hill, The Daily Signal interviewed lawmakers about their expectations for the next speaker:

VIDEO: What 6 House Conservatives Want From Their New Speaker

 

Published by The Daily Signal

Published on Oct 7, 2015

At the monthly Capitol Hill gathering Conversations with Conservatives, six lawmakers gave their take on the leadership fight and shared what they want from their new speaker.

In the lead up to todays meeting, the Freedom Caucus, which is credited with pressuring Boehner to retire early, vowed to band together as a group and vote for Webster as a powerful voting bloc.

Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., mentioned upon leaving the meeting that everyones surprised and reiterated again that the Freedom Caucus, and other conservatives, are calling for a more open legislative process, where rank-and-file lawmakers could put bills and amendments on the House floor and have a larger say in picking committee chairmen.

The whole conference was moving toward a better process, Brat said. Right after John Boehner stepped down the whole conference was moving toward more inclusion of members, chairs that run the meetings, regular order.

I dont view it that way [as a victory], he added. I want the conference and the country to make progress.

Brat noted that several policy issue confront Congress, including a debate over the debt limit, government spending, and Russias airstrikes in Syria.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, explained why he nominated Webster to speaker.

It was about principle over power, King said, It was about overhauling this House, and turning this pyramid of power upside down, and letting the members be in charge, and running things through the regular order.

Another Republican, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, also stressed process over personality.

[Boehner] became speaker and he became Nancy Pelosi in the way he ran things, not in what he supported, but in the way he ran things, the Texas Republican said. It was a top down, this is the way were going to do it.

Gohmert, who challenged Boehner for speaker in January, added, We need a speaker who allows the Members of the House to participate.

Melissa Quinn and Josh Siegel contributed to this story.

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John R. Houk

© October 8, 2015

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Kevin McCarthy Drops Out of House Speaker Race: ‘It’s Best We Have a New Face’

 

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