Posts Tagged ‘Rep Darrell Issa’
Just when many may have thought that congress was backing off of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, last year, it once again comes to the forefront. CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson reported that a number of whistleblowers had emerged to talk to the House Oversight Committee, in news that may have slipped under the radar of other emerging (and non-emerging) developments in the Boston Marathon attack story:
CBS News has learned that multiple new whistleblowers are privately speaking to investigators with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya.
The Washington Post has reported that 2 months before Solyndra went belly up arrangements were made for President Barack Obama to receive a personal briefing on the clean-energy loan program that funneled a half billion dollars in federally-backed loans to the solar panel company.
Last week, President Barack Obama created a lot of anger when he asserted his executive privilege to block the release of documents pertaining to the failed Fast and Furious federal gun deal gone bad. But what exactly is executive privilege? Executive Privilege now means that Obama was allowed to withhold from Congress documents revealing internal communications and decision-making of the executive branch of government that he believes should remain confidential.
The Labor Department has decided to back off of a plan that would have forced agencies to use government-issued computers and other equipment to report on jobless reports and other key economic data, following a GOP-led House hearing this week which also brought about criticism from opponents.
The recent scandal that was exposed concerning at leats 12 Secret Service agents while in Colombia, with President Barack Obama, probably isn’t an isolated incident, and the agency should ensure it doesn’t happen again, a leading House Republican said Sunday.