John Boehner Did Not Gain Any New Conservative Fans After Calling This Couple ‘Good People’

House Speaker John Boehner sat down for an interview with Bloomberg Politics recently to discuss the scandal regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to send and receive official emails during her time as secretary of state.

“She violated the law,” Boehner insisted, “and the idea that she was going to use her own server and do official business on it goes against every transparency issue that the president likes to tout.”

When asked what policy she violated, he responded that she would have had to “sign a sheet when she got there that she was going to preserve all of these records. At some point, they just can’t ignore the fact that there are a lot of public documents on this server that the American people have a right to see; and we believe it is time for Mrs. Clinton to turn that server and all its documents over to the IG – the inspector general – at the State Department.”

He confirmed that, if Clinton refuses to cooperate, “all options are on the table” – including a House subpoena.

“It’s important for the American people to know the truth about what happened in Benghazi,” he said, “and it’s important to know what was going on at the State Department before, during, and after the events that occurred in Libya.”

Boehner’s palpable irritation dissipated somewhat, however, when he was asked whether Bill and Hillary Clinton are “ethically and morally fit to return to the White House.”

He replied that the Clintons are “good public servants” and “good people,” acknowledging that “there are questions that have to be answered.”

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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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