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… It Figures [#Jon Gruber][#involvement in ObamaCrapCare]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 12th,2016

.. well , the House oversight Cmte blasted loose 20k pages of e – mails from the ObamaCrap Administration . Is anyone surprised at what was revealed ?? …

.. No , I am not …

.. Professor Gruber was involved in the planning , design , and execution of ObamaCrapCare . Boy , was he ever . he was involved up to his eyeballs , and then some . There is no way around it . He cannot deny it …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog posts // video clips ..

.. the thing was that these e – mails did not come directly from the Whoih House . You might ask , then , where from ? The answer — from Gruber ‘ s employer , M.I.T. …

.. then why not from the ObamaCrap White House ? Good Question …

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… The E.P.A. royally screwed Up [#federal court][#foia lawsuit]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,December 10th,2016

.. boy , oh boy , did they ever .

.. the other day , Federal District judge Royce D. Lamberth bawled out the E.P.A. and its senior management . While he did not severely sanction the E.P.A. [at least , not yet] , he severely chastised the Agency and several senior officials . They were called on the carpet for gross political bias and bigotry , and were legally and financially sanctioned ..

.. the punitive sanctions are being held out as a meat – cleaver over the head of the Agency , in order to get its attention . While this judge has the case , the E.P.A. has no choice but to cough up the requested information . The current F.O.I.A. precedent also acts to hammer them into compliance , and promptly …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. now , the ball is in the EPA ‘ s court , so to speak . How will they respond . Dawdling is not an option , because if they do , the Judge will be able to seize effective control of the E.P.A. . dOING so would also block any sue – and – settle antics without Lamberth knowing about it …

.. [link] to the judge ‘ s chastising order …

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… the ObamaCraps have been Grossly Abusing the F.O.I.A. System [#”White House equities]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 11th,2016

.. yea , you heard it right ..

.. those ” equities ” come from a memo that came from the ObamaCrap White House in April of 2009 . They have inserted what are called ” White House equities ” into the FOIA request process . The question is is whether what they have done is legal or not ? …

.. to be honest , NO !! ..

.. the White House has a right to beef about FOIA request that are made to the White House itself . Making those requests of the Agencies of the Executive Branch is one thing . Making them of the White House itself is something else . So , at that point , then they can object …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. but with ” White House equities ” involving itself in the actions at the Agencies ? Un – uh . Those FOIA requests are to be evaluated at the agency itself , not at the White House . It was not the way the FOIA request system was intended to work . It was also not the way that it was put together to operate …

.. so , somebody with a FOIA request should challenge this , and pursue this in court . The judgement of a federal district court judge should interject an interesting element into this now – bastardized process ..

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… This Could Be a Game Changer [#IRSGate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,November 7th,2016

.. now , the I.R.S. is pinned …

.. they have admitted it .

.. the Lerner e – mails do exist . They have been subpoenaed . They have also been F.O.I.A.ed (by Judicial Watch , naturally) …

.. so , guess what time it is ?? …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. it is time to cough them up . It would be preferable that it be done by a tech expert , overseen by a Special Master , appointed by a federal court . Then , things could get very , very interesting …

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… Earth to I.R.S. — You Have a Problem [#F.O.I.A.]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 23rd,2016

.. the I.R.S. may think that it is above it all . However , it is not …

.. the I.R.S. received an F.O.I.A. request for documents . They are public documents , not private ones related to anyone ‘ s tax file . So , Infernal Service , you guys and gals have a problem …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column ..

.. the documents are already in the public domain . They relate to a ” sue and settle ” stunt that the Infernal Service pulled with the radicals from the Freedom from Religion Foundation . They did that so the loonie lefties could get their way , and try to keep the information out of the public eye . Fat chance …

.. uh , guys . That court settlement is public record . So those documents are of the public record . So the I.R.S. is subject to the Freedom of Information Act , and must respond to the requests of the A.D.F and Judicial Watch …

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… A Special Master should be Doing This [#IRS Emails]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 8th,2016

.. yep , Friday news dump ..

.. right before Thanksgiving ..

.. more IRS e – mails …. A whole shitload of them … and it is only the beginning , I think …

.. [h/t — pjmedia.com/tattler]..
.. [link] to the e – mail dump …

.. the X-Mas season is going to make for some interesting reading , in terms of IRSgate . Once these hush puppies are fully put out , you might be surprised at what is found in them ..

.. Oh , also … it is said that there will be no ” red meat ” vis-à-vis the ObamaCrap White House . Do Not Be so sure about that ..

.. these people have been that arrogant and that incredibly stupid about things , they have been leaving a paper trail about their screw – ups all over the place . Just look at GruberGate , for God ‘ s Sake . Professor Gruber ‘ s videos were just sitting out there on YouTube . It took an intrepid individual investment adviser from suburban Philly who got really , really pissed at the O.C. …

.. so what did he do ? He started digging and researching . It took quite a lot of it , though , but Wow ! He hit the Comstock Lode of political gigagaffes . Now , it has done grave damage to Jonathan Gruber ‘ s reputation , and also to that of the ObamaCraps ‘ political reputation . Journalists of all stripes are

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… Sorry , Charlie , but Those E – Mails are Public Records [#breitbart legal battle]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 29th,2014

.. Shirley Sherrod [late of the Agriculture Department] is fighting against the estate of Andrew Breitbart and his business partner , Larry O ‘ Connor in a bruising brawl over a charge of defamation …

.. it comes from a series of posts made on Breitbart.com [BigGovernment.com] during 2010 , after which Ms Sherrod was forced out of her job at the Agriculture Department . Evidently , O ‘ Connor is filing for discovery of related e – mails from the ObamaCrap White House that are related to the battle . A decision is pending …

.. also , from those blog posts , video clips were posted . I had forgotten about that . If I remember right , those video clips clearly show that Sherrod is clearly a racist . She has been nailed to the wall , like it or not …

.. [h/t — Politico.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. It is absolutely and abundantely clear that the ObamaCrap White House was involved in the Sherrod affair . The big question is how much . The ObamaCrap injustice Department is seeking to keep those e – mails under seal . However , unless the E.O.P. wants to , in effect , exert Executive Privilege , those e – mails are public records ….

.. they were already sought in a F.O.I.A. action by both Judicial Watch and by Breitbart Media . Those items were not produced , and they are clearly relevant and pertinent to the case ….

.. they may not come out right away , but they will come out . Whether the federal government or the federal district court judge likes it or not …

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… Nice Point , Tom Blumer [on Judicial Watch ‘ s legal fight] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 29th,2014

.. Tom Blumer is a real hard worker and ball – buster , but he really works hard at things . More often than not , he usually gets the job done …

.. it is as if Judicial Watch has had to resort to legal ” hand – to – hand ” combat [fights in court] in order to get their F.O.I.A. requests fulfilled . Almost every organization does …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. the Freedom of Information Act [or F.O.I.A.] provides for a reasonable amount of time for a government agency to fufill a request . Yes , they can even charge a ” reasonable ” fee to cover their expenses . But , the usual problem is an enormous amount of stalling ….

.. yea , but for months , or even years ?? … that is outrageous ! ..

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