Report: John Boehner Set To Open Investigation Into Hillary Clinton Emails

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According to reports, House Speaker John Boehner is expected to announce a new investigation later this week into Hillary Clinton’s email during her time in charge of the State Department.

ABC News first reported the news during the “This Week” Sunday news program. The former first lady is under fire after reports that she used personal email accounts on a private server based out of her Chappaqua, New York, home.

At a press conference in New York last week, Clinton asserted it was out of “convenience” she used a private account rather than one provided by the federal government. “I thought using one device would be simpler, and obviously it hasn’t worked out that way,” Clinton told reporters.

The former secretary of state reportedly deleted about 31,000 emails she deemed to be personal and submitted more than 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department as per the Federal Records Act.

Clinton also said she went “above and beyond” what the law said for compliance regarding the preserving of her emails.

Daniel Metcalfe, the founding director of the Justice Department’s Office of Information and Privacy (OIP), had a different point of view. “What she did was contrary to both the letter and spirit of the law,” he told CBC News last week. Metcalfe helped four different administrations, including the Clinton administration, interpret the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

“There is no doubt that the scheme she established was a blatant circumvention of the Freedom of Information Act, atop the Federal Records Act,” he continued.

Democratic strategist James Carville, a Clinton confidant who helped engineer Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, said on the “This Week” panel Sunday that Hillary Clinton “didn’t want [Rep] Louis Gohmert [Republican from Texas] rifling through her emails.” Carville also contended the investigation into the emails “amounts to nothing but a bunch of people flapping their jaws about nothing.”

h/t: X Tribune

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What This Likely Presidential Contender Just Said About Emailgate Raises The Heat On Hillary

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Did Hillary Clinton break the law with her email practices during her tenure as President Obama’s secretary of state? One prominent lawmaker says she did, as the Clinton camp tries to put out fires that threaten to scorch her presidential ambitions.

With Hillary Clinton’s spokespeople scrambling to revise the explanation about deleted emails, the House is poised to launch an intense investigation of how the former secretary of state handled her electronic communications.

Fox News reports that the Clinton camp late Sunday changed its story about how the decision was made to delete tens of thousands of emails from the private server Mrs. Clinton used exclusively while in charge of U.S. diplomacy for the Obama administration.

As Western Journalism reported last Friday, numerous media outlets criticized the apparent way the decision to delete had been made without an actual human review of the emails to be destroyed.

Time magazine was among the news organizations questioning how the contents of more than 30,000 emails could have been fully known without anyone actually reading them before they were wiped off the server.

Now, as Fox News notes, a Clinton spokesman has “clarified” the earlier statement about the deleted emails, claiming that Hillary’s team individually read every one to determine they were not related to Mrs. Clinton’s government duties.

Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill made the clarification in a written statement to Fox News. This comes after the former secretary of state’s office revealed last week that while more than 30,000 “work-related” emails were turned over to the State Department, nearly 32,000 were deemed “private” and deleted.

The first major Republican lawmaker to call Mrs. Clinton a lawbreaker has just spoken up. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says, “I think she clearly broke the law” by using a private email system for her official State Department communications.

“Paul added that it’s unfathomable that no communications Clinton had on the private email address and server were classified—because, among other reasons, she was communicating via email with President Barack Obama himself.”

As for being able to hold Mrs. Clinton accountable for her, in Sen. Paul’s opinion, “unlawful” activities, the likely 2016 presidential candidate says that won’t be easy.

“I think she’ll stonewall and she’ll stonewall and she’ll try to prevent any release of any of the emails, but I think there needs to be an independent investigation.”

Rand Paul may be skeptical about getting to the bottom of the emailgate scandal because of Hillary Clinton’s likely “stonewalling,” but House Speaker John Boehner will apparently try to discover the truth.

ABC News reports that Boehner is expected to announce a new investigation into the former secretary of state’s email practices and her following of State Department rules and regulations about preserving and handing over to the government any and all communications related to official business.

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Boehner Calls Out Senate Democrats For Their Refusal To Act

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In a recent reaction to the House of Representative’s move to fund the Department of Homeland Security while halting Barack Obama’s executive action on illegal immigration, House Speaker John Boehner was quick to tout the effort. He also noted, however, that the House cannot pass the funding bill on its own.

“We won the fight to fund the DHS and stop the president’s unconstitutional actions,” he said. “Now it’s time for the Senate to do their work.”

Boehner specifically called out Senate Democrats who have repeatedly worked to prevent the legislation’s passage.

“In the gift shop out here,” he said, “they’ve got these little booklets on how a bill becomes a law. Why don’t you go as the Senate Democrats when they’re going to get off their a—and do something other than vote no?”

The Senate’s top Democrat, Harry Reid, responded to Boehner’s accusation through a spokesperson, criticizing the use of profanity in his statement.

“We know Speaker Boehner is frustrated,” Adam Jentleson said, “but cursing is not going to resolve the squabbling among Republicans that led to this impasse.”

Though many Americans responded positively to Boehner’s direct admonition, others described the statement as the rhetorical flourishes of an ineffective speaker.

“A do-nothing obstructionist Republican telling someone else to ‘get off their a$s?’” one reader wrote in response to a Washington Times report. “That’s an absolute riot! Proving once again that rank hypocrisy is no deterrent to those lacking a moral compass.”

Some critics also shared the opinion that Boehner should not celebrate funding the DHS at all.

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King Obama Decrees Laws But Is Furious At Congress For Netanyahu Invite

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We’ve all suffered from frustration recently, with King Obama issuing decree after decree and altering the nation’s laws to suit his fancy. This behaviour is a direct affront to the Constitution of the United States and is harming the rule of law in America. Obama has disregarded the will of Congress, and therefore the will of the people, time after time, with almost no consequences.

So it’s humorous to watch the reaction of the White House to the news that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has accepted an invitation from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, to speak to Congress on the Iranian nuclear issue. The administration is furious.  The New York Times reports today: “The Obama administration, after days of mounting tension, signaled on Wednesday how angry it is with Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Republican leaders’ invitation to address Congress on Iran without consulting the White House.”

Who else but a King would be furious at a co-equal branch of government exercising their right and freedom to hear from a world leader on a subject that vehemently divides Congress and the country? I have written here before that Obama is allowing Iran to go nuclear on purpose.

The negotiations are a joke. Kerry is a joke.

Congress knows that. The American people, according to the polls, know that. Only a narcissistic king would throw a temper tantrum like the White House is doing.

What about Obama changing immigration law? The Affordable Care Act?  Environmental laws?

All without Congressional approval?

Of course Obama has acted on his own.  I guess his reaction to the Congressional invitation shows that, in his eyes, it’s not about the country; it’s more about him.

It’s more about his legacy. He wants an agreement with Iran sooo bad, it’s killing him.  And these people, worried about the national security of the United States and her allies, are getting in his way.

The New York Times goes on to say: “The outrage the episode has incited within President Obama’s inner circle became clear in unusually sharp criticism by a senior administration official who said that the Israeli ambassador, Ron Dermer, who helped orchestrate the invitation, had repeatedly placed Mr. Netanyahu’s political fortunes above the relationship between Israel and the United States.”  

Funny, I guess karma is a b…..

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Barack Bombs Boehner And Bibi

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Reportedly, Mr. Obama has his panties in a twist about the upcoming Bibi Netanyahu visit. House Speaker Boehner invited Bibi to speak to Congress. Bibi accepted. Barry’s feeling left out, whining about protocol. The protocol complaint is a smokescreen. Boehner is not obligated to get Barry’s permission. But, you see, Barry thinks he is king and demands homage. For these sins, the WH says Bibi “will pay a price.”

Barry is actually terrified Bibi will persuade the Congress that Obama’s approach to Iran is fantasy and that to prevent Tehran from getting The Bomb, tougher deterrents are required.  Barry wants endless talks (he calls them negotiations) and extended deadlines culminating in a friendly gathering around the campfire to sing folk songs and gobble s’mores.

Bibi, Boehner, and a whole truckload of Democrats and Republicans think Barry is a useless appeaser, a marshmellow negotiator, a delusional head of state. So to save Israel, Europe, and the U.S., like grown men serious about their duty, they are taking matters into their own hands. They realize it is time to put the feral adolescent in his place.

Barry is very angry with Boehner and Bibi for humiliating him on the world stage. One does not humiliate The Barry! He has promised “there will be a price to pay.” First installment: the Veruca in Chief refuses to meet with Bibi when he comes to speak to Congress in early March. Obama says he won’t meet with Netanyahu because he does not wish to interfere with his upcoming re-election bid. This is rich given the report Obama sent a team of campaign operatives to Israel recently to work for Bibi’s defeat.  Isn’t it a felony to use U.S. public funds to attempt subversion in a foreign country?

Obama went even further. He floated a story that the head of Israeli intelligence services (Mossad) stands opposed to Netanyahu and more sanctions against Iran, a falsehood condemned by Israeli officials here.

Imagine that: a president who has snubbed the Israeli head of state many times, even calling him ‘chicken s***,’ keeping him waiting for meetings that were scheduled; this is the man Barry continues to abuse, our closest ally in the region. Think of it again. A U.S. President slandering an Israeli head of state, sending a team of operatives to his home country to defeat him as well as floating false stories in an attempt to embarrass him and discredit him.

The only logical conclusions: Barry believes Israel is the root cause of conflict in the Middle East, plus he hates Netanyahu’s guts.  Well, isn’t that special. No wonder Barry hates Bibi. Bibi is a real man. None in this administration dare say ‘Islamic terrorism’–or more accurately, ‘Muslim fascism.’  But they are glad to insult, abuse, and embarrass our best friend, a real leader, a man of integrity.

In another curious development . . . Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was recently the leader of the opposition, confronting Obama on the Iranian sanctions issue. In recent hearings, Mendendez basically said Obama was speaking the language of Tehran when it comes to sanctions. Imagine that: the Senator said the President is essentially a propaganda organ for the Iranians!

Menendez sponsored legislation to insist on the resumption of sanctions. Just days ago, he did a complete turnabout.  It would appear some of Obama’s errand boys may have left a cat skull on Menendez’s door step; or they may have reminded him about allegations the Senator was involved with underage girls in the Dominican Republic, threatening a reopening of the file. Ah, the Chicago way . . . or is it the Kenyan Way?

Let’s hope Congress takes Netanyahu seriously, voting for sanctions with real teeth against Iran; and when Barry vetoes the bill, let’s hope they override it and humiliate him further. He has earned all the humiliation he receives from here on out.  Now that Menendez has wimped out, an override is unlikely.

The fear is that Iran already has The Bomb and only needs to perfect delivery systems, and that Obama knows this and is setting up this drama so that he can blame Congress and Israel when the negotiations fail. Obama has proven he is capable of anything, openly funding and arming the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda, treasonous acts on their face.

Is he planning to allow Iran nuclear weapons, given his affection for Islam and his hatred for America and Israel?

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