Posts Tagged ‘Trey Gowdy’

Trey Gowdy explains that CIA operatives are being moved and having their names changed so they can’t talk to congress.

Via HotAir, from CNN:

Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings.

The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, “You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.”

Among the many secrets still yet to be told about the Benghazi mission, is just how many Americans were there the night of the attack.

A source now tells CNN that number was 35, with as many as seven wounded, some seriously.

While it is still not known how many of them were CIA, a source tells CNN that 21 Americans were working in the building known as the annex, believed to be run by the agency.

A “phony” scandal according to Obama, with seriously wounded operatives being moved around the country, having their names changed, and being hidden from congress.  Most transparent administration ever.


Trey Gowdy on the IRS

Posted: June 6, 2013 by ShortTimer in Corruption, Government, Ruling Class, Tax, taxes, Tyranny
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Powerful takedown of the Ruling Class “let them eat cake” IRS.

From the Right Scoop, last month – Obama speaking in Colorado to push for citizen disarmament and greater state power (video at the link):

The opponents of some of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s being proposed, nothing to do with the facts, but feeds into this suspicion about government. You hear some of these quotes:

I need a gun to protect myself from the government.”
We can’t do background checks because the government’s going to come take my guns away.”

The government’s us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you, I am elected by you. I am constrained as they are constrained by a system that our founders put in place. This is a government of and by and for the people.

Quickly, common sense dictates that criminals and madmen never follow laws, so the laws only impact good people who should never be disarmed.

From there, remember, this is the same guy who was responsible for targeting his political opponents through the IRS.  He’s the same guy who tapped the Associated Press’s phones and targeted journalists reporting things that made him look bad.

Obama’s not constrained at all by the Constitution.  He’s actively ignoring the Constitution.

Those officials are not elected, they are appointed, and those officials are engaged in political campaigns to build the empires of their political masters – targeting enemies so their patrons will succeed.  The police chiefs he goes to for gun control are appointed, the mayors who support him win elections through their appointed goons who engage in the Curley Effect to create political empires through handing out taxpayer money to pay voters.  The IRS stooges he has targeting political enemies are appointed as well – and all believe they are the Ruling Class, above accountability, and above you.

Obama’s lying.  This is a government that operates on its own, with no regards for the citizen; a government that targets citizens, and has tax collectors like eyerolling IRS twerp Shulman targeting unpopular groups and then smirking about it.

(There’s a lot of important nonverbal communication going on with Shulman.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s very relevant.)

Obama shipped guns to the narcoterrorist cartels, he let an ambassador die in Benghazi and then lied about it (and it’s suspected worse was going on than that), and he’s currently engaged in a war on journalists.  And yet he tells you that it’s all “rhetoric” that makes it difficult for everyone to compromise and surrender to his good ideas…

We’ve got to get passed some of the rhetoric that gets perpetuated that breaks down trust and is so over the top that it just shuts down all discussion.

No, Barry, you’re a wannabe tyrant.  And Americans don’t negotiate with tyrants.  There is no “discussion” with tyrants.  There is no “just a little bit” of oppression.  There is no talk and talk and talk and “compromise” with tyranny.

His actions are targeting citizens who disagree, and targeting journalists who might accidentally report the facts or say something he doesn’t like… his words are diplomatic – and telling you everything you see and hear is wrong, and he’s just so reasonable and means well for you and it’s good if you let him do good things for you.  But remember the definition of diplomacy: the art of saying “nice doggy” until you can find a rock.

Video from House Oversight and Reform Committee, (via Jawa Report):

And the big exchange with Rep. Trey Gowdy and IRS Official Lois Lerner and her refusal to testify… after she testified with her own statement:

HotAir has a whole lot of conjecture and speculation on where Lerner’s decisions will lead.

I’ll believe it when I see it at this point.

Via HotAir, from WSJ:

The managers recommended for termination, according to people familiar with the matter, are Mark Chait, former assistant director for field operations; William McMahon, who oversaw field operations in the Western U.S.; William Newell, former chief of the ATF’s Phoenix office; and George Gillett, the No. 2 official in the ATF’s Phoenix office.

Bill “Gunwalker Bill” Newell was the guy the press and the White House went to every time they needed the 90% myth repeated.  That McMahon, Chait, and Gillett are maybe sometime in the future going to maybe lose their jobs and get their retirement is a good thing… if it ever happens.  They belong in prison.

That David “Border Patrol Agents and Sheriff’s Deputies are Eggs We Need to Scramble” Voth is still going to have a job is absurd, that director Melson will still have a job, and that Eric Holder and Barack “I’m Exercising Executive Priviledge Over Something I Claim To Know Nothing About Even Though I Knew About F&F Before Holder” Obama aren’t going to prison is pretty pathetic.

Issa, Gowdy, and Chaffetz are still on the job, but it would be nice to see some indictments and perp walks.

David Codrea at reports that for some reason Issa is accepting Deputy AG Grindler’s story about not telling AG Holder… which makes little sense:

“ … Grindler was appropriately faulted by his Department’s own Inspector General for keeping information about a connection between the murder of a Border Patrol Agent and a mishandled department operation away from the Attorney General and the Department of Homeland Security,” Issa asserted.

“We determined that Grindler learned on December 17, 2010, of the link between weapons found at the Terry murder scene and Operation Fast and Furious but did not inform the Attorney General about this information,” Issa quoted from the report. (Bear in mind another aide had informed Holder of the Terry murder the night it happened.)

That doesn’t make sense, since documents that would clear Grindler haven’t been released, and it’s far more likely, as Codrea notes, that Grindler did tell Holder, and that Holder and Obama were both aware (especially when Obama knew before Holder, as above).  Holder’s just been in spin mode from day one.

FOX News is reporting that the WSJ story’s supposed firings are just recommendations for hypothetical, maybe someday removals:

The move from the ATF’s review board is the first step in what could be a months-long process, including appeals.

For reference with regards to the amount of time that has passed, Brian Terry was murdered on Dec 14, 2010, by guns the ATF started smuggling in 2009.

During election season and with Benghazi being the latest chapter in “Obama lied, people died, media hushed it up”, some reporting on Operation Fast and Furious was easy to overlook, especially after the lackluster OIG reports.

From Oversight and Reform’s Youtube channel, on Obama outright lying about Fast and Furious on the national stage:

Worth watching to see all the nonsense cleared up by SC Congressman Trey Gowdy.

And Trey Gowdy on Lou Dobbs show, clearing it up and explaining other things found in the Inspector General’s report.