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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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… 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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… yep , More E – Mail trouble for Miz Hillary [#ap]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 14th,2016

.. except that it gets worse ..

.. this time it is from the Associated Press . Yes , the wire service ..

.. they are only asking for 60 e – mails . Just 60 . But it has taken the bureaucratic dummies at State more than 2 years to even find just a few of them . no , they have not yet found a majority of them , yet …

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

.. except now that the AP is getting pissed , and they have sued under the F.O.I.A. doctrine . With the beefed – up legal doctirine that FOIA has , State must move , and move mush faster ..

.. they had better . The case is now before a federal district judge , and the AP drew a hard case , Richard Leon , a Dubya appointee . Leon is pissed at the State Department , and is taking no crap . He has them on tight deadlines , and will brook no excuses …

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… It Just Keeps Getting Worse [#Miz Hillary][#email][#SAP][#state secrets][…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 16th,2016

.. yes , it just keeps getting worse for Miz Hillary ..

.. especially when you focus on the last two hashtags , SAP & state secrets ..

.. these emails that have been released [over the last few months] act as if they are Chinese Water Torture . They keep showing up to produce the effect of a Sword of Damocles over the Miz Hillary campaign > Not that she enjoys it , that is for sure …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. first the SAP . It stands for Special Access Programs . What is that ? That means secret information of the far highest order . There is virtually nothing that is higher . The ” access ” to this stuff is virtually nil . It is either code word related or numeric code related . It is that damn serious ..

.. There were 22 emails that the State Department deemed ” too hot to handle . ” These emails were not allowed to be released ..

.. then come state secrets . Secrets of state are that damn serious . It is stuff that you should guard with your life , if necessary ..

.. it is this stuff that is going to get Miz Hillary and her underlings in the most legal trouble , that is for sure …

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… Now the IRS has a Very Serious Problem [#IRSGate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 16th,2014

.. that is for sure ..

.. also , Judicial Watch has struck again .

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

.. Judge Emmett Sullivan is a hard ass . He will not take any guff . When Judicial Watch brought a F.O.I.A. suit for the emails [Lerner’s], I knew that the Service had a very serious problem . Now , with the continued emergence of Lerner e – mails in drip-drip-drip , she looks guilty as sin …

.. and Eric Holder looks like a corrupt bastard ..

.. Judge Sullivan has order the Service to start coughing up e – mails . That is the underlying text of his order this day [Thursday 07/10/2014].. He does not believe the Service , anymore than I do …

.. Those e – mails are there . It is only a matter of time before they come out . Either Judicial Watch ‘ s FOIA lawsuit will pull them out , or True the Vote ‘ s suit , but the digging is underway …

.. even better than a special master , Judge Sullivan has appointed his magistrate to oversee the situation . Federal Judges do not magistrates wasting their time , so the magistrate will be able to apply plenty of pressure to the Service . Also , with the Judge ‘ s blessing , he / she will have plenty of room to run and roam ….

.. more than likely , Sullivan is well aware of other legal action seeking the same information [A.C.L.J. / Cleta Mitchell , principally] . So , it is likely that there is more than one judge applying pressure , as well as more than one appeals circuit [D.C. , 4th , 2nd, 6th] . That is a lot of firepower .

.. Also , Sullivan is an institution in D.C. . He is well known by the folks in D.C. . The Service does not want a pissing match with him . The D.C. Appeals Court is in the same building , while the 4th Circuit is located down in Richmond . Also , do not forget the Supreme Court …

.. it will be fun to see the media coverage of this , given Judicial Watch ‘ s recent history . Tom Fitton is straight – laced and quite , and is not a publicity hound . He lets his work do the talking …

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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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… Thomas Perez must be Stopped !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 20th,2013

..  I feel very strongly in this case . This man is patently unqualified to be in public service , or to hold any office of trust or profit in our country . Unfortunately , the Senate committee handling his nomination has voted it out , along party lines , sending it to the full United States Senate for confirmation . Why he merits this step , I will never understand .

.. in an ideal world , people like Thomas Perez would be out on the street . Unfortunately , we do not live in one . He is currently in a high position in Mr Obama ‘ s Department of Injustice , and now has been nominated for another as the Secretary of Labour . Now , it is the GOP’s turn to act , and act forcefully . ..

.. Normally , he should be fired , and kicked to the curb . Republicans in the U.S. Senate and like – minded Dems should stand up for principle , as well as for solid grounds , and completely block Perez ‘ s nomination . ..

[-] refusal to enforce the law on equal grounds — either we are all equal under the

law , or we are not . We are , and the law should be enforced thusly ,

[-] private e – mail accounts are for private business , not government business .

Especially with FOIA laws , use of them is an act to evade FOIA disclosure . What kind

of skullduggery has been going on ? ,

[-] failure to tell the truth , under oath — numerous times , especially when refusing

to comply with  congressional subpoenas ,  and

[-] Senate prerogatives — presidential gross misuse and abuse of power , regarding the

National Labour Relations Board . Allowing Perez to serve would aid and abet the

Obamacraps in their misconduct , and willful flouting of the law .

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[-] gaming the system in the case Magner v Gallagher , for the preservation of a faulty

legal theory (disparate impact) , by playing around with legal cases , the Supreme

Court ‘ s docket , and the legal system , as a whole .

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