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Benghazi panel protests continued ‘stonewalling’ from State Dept. 

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The lies, deception and stonewalling from The Obama Regime keeps coming. 

Gowdy is accusing the Obama administration of purposefully deceiving his panel.

Source: Benghazi panel protests continued ‘stonewalling’ from State Dept. | TheHill

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Gowdy asks Clinton to turn over email server for review

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This is from CNSNews.

Cue the Clinton stonewalling  and character assassination on Rep. Trey Gowdy R-S.C. in 5, 4,3,2.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi formally requested Friday that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn over her email server for an independent review.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sent a letter requesting that Clinton, a likely Democratic presidential candidate, turn over to the State Department inspector general or other third party the server she used for official business while serving as secretary of state. The aim would be to have a third party determine what records should be made public.

“Though Secretary Clinton alone is responsible for causing this issue, she alone does not get to determine its outcome,” Gowdy said in a statement. His request to turn over the server is “in the interest of transparency for the American people,” Gowdy said.

Clinton has pledged that all her work-related email will be made public but has acknowledged deleting thousands of messages related to personal matters. Clinton has said the server “will remain private.”

A Clinton spokesman said Friday that when all her work emails are released, “it will offer an unprecedented opportunity for the American people to see for themselves that they are all there and then some.”

Gowdy set an April 3 deadline for Clinton and her lawyers to respond. If she declines to make the server available, “I will inform the speaker of the House of Representatives so that he can use the full powers of the House to take the necessary steps to protect the best interests of the American people,” Gowdy wrote in a letter to Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall.

House Speaker John Boehner has not ruled out a vote in the full House to force Clinton to turn over the server if she declines to make it available.

Clinton is considered the Democratic front-runner if she decides to seek the presidency, and the high-profile Republican investigations are likely to dog her in the run-up to the 2016 election.

Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Benghazi panel, said Gowdy’s letter seemed “designed to spark a fight with a potential presidential candidate rather than follow the standard practice in congressional investigations.”

When congressional Democrats investigated emails sent by White House staffers under President George W. Bush from accounts at the Republican National Committee, they did not demand access to RNC servers or backup tapes, Cummings said.

“We should follow this responsible approach to resolve any remaining questions” about the Clinton emails, he said.

Meantime, the Justice Department said this week that it shouldn’t be required under the Freedom of Information Act to provide emails from Clinton that were sent from or received by her private account. Government lawyers said in a filing to a federal appeals court late Thursday that the FOIA law “creates no obligation for an agency to search for and produce records that it does not possess and control.”

The Justice Department acted on the State Department’s behalf in a lawsuit by Freedom Watch, a conservative group led by Larry Klayman, who has filed dozens of lawsuits against the Clintons in the past. Klayman asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to hold the former secretary and top aide Cheryl Mills in criminal contempt in relation to its request for documents.

Klayman says the court also should issue a subpoena for the seizure and production of the computer file server that was used to store and process Clinton’s emails. The Justice Department said the requests should be denied.

Gowdy has set a March 27 deadline for Clinton to respond to a subpoena for emails and documents related to Libya.

 

Trey Gowdy Erupts During House Floor Speech Aimed at Dems Making Excuses for Ex-IRS Official Lois Lerner

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This is from The Blaze.

You can bet Trey Gowdy(R-SC) will be in the DemocRats cross hairs hoping to defeat him in November.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adHePRrqCjU

 

Speaking on the House floor Thursday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) lost his patience with Democrats who are making excuses about why ex-IRS official Lois Lerner shouldn’t have to testify before Congress about the agency’s targeting scandal.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

While some Democrats argue she isn’t required to testify because she’s invoked her Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, Gowdy explained why she has waived those rights in an impassioned floor speech.

“Mr. Chairman, I counted 17 separate factual assertions by Mrs. Lerner — not those three little sentences that my colleagues like to cite,” Gowdy said. “That is a lot of talking for someone who wants to remain silent! That’s a lot of talking! If you honestly believe you can make 17 separate factual assertions and still invoke your right to remain silent, then please tell me what waiver is.”

He pointed out that Lerner testified that she had broken no rules or laws during her time at the IRS, which he claims is problematic by itself in regards to the law.

“Can you imagine a fact pattern where somebody takes the stand and says, ‘I didn’t rob the bank. But I’m not gonna answer why my fingerprints are on the demand note,’” Gowdy continued. “‘And I’m not gonna tell you why I’m on the surveillance footage with a gun in my hand. And I’m not gonna tell you why the dye pack blew up in my car. I’m just gonna tell you I didn’t rob the bank!’ That’s not the way our system works.”

5 Shocking Things Obama Said as a Senator

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This is from American Prosperity News Network.

I will say Barack Hussein Obama is a brilliant pathological liar.

 

If you’ve been carefully watching Obama’s presidency, it is undeniable that he’s been consolidating power in the executive branch.

Representative Trey Gowdy has recently taken to calling it an “imperial presidency.” And based on Obama’s recent actions, Gowdy’s description is not far off the mark.

But if you listen to what Senator Barack Obama said before he won the presidency, you’d think he was a completely different person. See for yourself…

QUOTE 1: “These last few years we’ve seen an unacceptable abuse of power, having a president whose priority is expanding his own power.”

QUOTE 2: “No law can give Congress a backbone if it refuses to stand up as a co-equal branch the Constitution made it.”

QUOTE 3: “What do we do with a president who can basically change what Congress passed by attaching a letter saying I don’t agree with this part or that part.”

QUOTE 4: “I taught the Constitution for 10 years. I believe in the Constitution.”

QUOTE 5: “One of the most important jobs of the Supreme Court is to guard against the encroachment of the executive branch on the power of the other branches. And I think the Chief Justice has been a little too willing and eager to give the president more power than the Constitution originally intended.”

Is this the same Barack Obama that’s currently the President of the United States? Apparently so.

Either Obama has a severe case of amnesia… or… he’s a brilliant pathological liar.

Here is the video of Trey Gowdy reading the quotes printed above…

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw0AsBanu-o

Obama threatens vetoes of bills requiring him to follow the law

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This is from The Washington Examiner.

Are you shocked Obama would veto such a bill?

I am not as he has been away with doing what ever he was to do the rule of law and Constitution be Damned.

What makes anyone he will stop being above the law in his own mind?

 

President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it “violates the separation of powers” by encroaching on his presidential authority.

“[T]he power the bill purports to assign to Congress to sue the President over whether he has properly discharged his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed exceeds constitutional limitations,” the White House Office of Management and Budget said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy. “Congress may not assign such power to itself, nor may it assign to the courts the task of resolving such generalized political disputes.”

 

The lead sponsor of the measure, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said it was designed to curb Obama’s abuse of presidential authority, most notably in his frequent changes to Obamacare.

“We have pursued certain remedies afforded to Congress to address executive overreach but these efforts have been thwarted,” Gowdy said. “This bill is necessary; it will give Congress the authority to defend this branch of government as the Framers and our fellow citizens would expect.”

Obama also threatened to veto another bill by Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., which would require the administration to explain decisions not to enforce laws when those decisions are rooted in policy concerns rather than just constitutional concerns (which the Justice Department is already required to do).

“The American people deserve to know exactly which laws the Obama administration is refusing to enforce and why,” DeSantis said when introducing his bill.

OMB said DeSantis’ law is too burdensome. “The bill would inordinately expand current law, which already requires reports to Congress when non-enforcement of federal law is based on constitutional grounds,” Obama’s team said in a statement of administration policy.

“Federal agencies are continually engaged in the process of determining how to concentrate limited enforcement resources most effectively. … The vastly expanded reporting scheme required by the bill would be unduly burdensome and would place the Attorney General in the unprecedented position of having to be kept informed of and report on enforcement decisions made by every other Federal agency,” the statement continued.

The House is scheduled to vote on both bills Wednesday.

On the same day that DeSantis introduced his bill, Attorney General Eric Holder told Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, that he thought Obama was “probably at the height of his constitutional power” when issuing the delays of Obamacare mandates, though he acknowledged that he couldn’t explain the precise legal analysis.

“When you look at the quality, not just the quantity but the quality, the nature of the executive orders that he has issued, he has usurped an extraordinary amount of authority within the executive branch,” Lee said at the time. “This is not precedented, and I point to the delay — the unilateral delay, lawless delay, in my opinion — of the employer mandate as an example of this. And so, at a minimum, I think he owes us an explanation as to what his legal analysis was

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