Valerie Jarrett and Barack and Michelle Obama go way back. Jarrett is the reason Obama moved to Chicago; she got Michelle Obama a job as assistant in city hall working for Mayor Daley. When Obama became president, he made Jarrett his chief adviser at the White House. Nowadays, she is living at the Obama’s house, where she’s working with the Obamas to destroy Donald Trump’s presidency.Continue reading →
The pile of links just keeps a-gettin’ higher. I may have to break this into two different posts. That’s okay, DW isn’t around and there’s nothing on my busy social calendar today. Lucky you.
THE PRESIDENT SPOKE AT THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND YESTERDAY ADDRESSED A PACKED HOUSE OF 9,000 AT THE NRA CONVENTION Worshippers Filled U.S. Capitol to Mark National Day of Prayer Continue reading →
OK, the title’s stupid. What do you want? Shakespeare? I have to say that Franken is one of the slimiest mouth breathers that inhabit the sewers of D.C. Can’t stand him, never could. He’s done one successful thing in his miserable life and that was write a book, the first two words of which were ‘Rush Limbaugh.’
It became public knowledge yesterday that he’s a pig. In a 24-hour period there’s been so much said about this jerk, I’ll try to recap as succinctly as I can, even though brevity is not my strong suit.
Democrat Senator Al Franken latest to get hit with sexual abuse allegations
On Thursday, model and sports commentator Leeann Tweeden accused Democrat Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of groping her “without my consent” during a USO tour of Vietnam in Dec 2006, and she provided photo evidence of the assault.
“He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said ‘OK’ so he would stop badgering me. We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.”
A second female accuser is coming forward with accusation that Al Franken ‘stalked and harassed’ her
Former radio host Melanie Morgan stated that she will be coming forward with her own accusations against Franken soon.
“I didn’t realize his creepy behavior after the show meant it would continue in the days to come.
“He approached Carol, the show’s producer and demanded my home phone number, which was a clear violation of network protocol. I had thought that was the end of the story and was shocked when he started calling my home, badgering me repeatedly.”
Morgan said Franken finally left her alone, but only after she pushed back and threatened “to call the police and make a report that he was harassing me.”
To this day, she says she is haunted by it: “I never forgot that experience and it informed me of his lack of character and obsessive personality. I believe every word Leann wrote.”
That Time Franken Joked About Raping a CBS Reporter
As a comedian and writer for “Saturday Night Live,” Al Franken was quoted in a 1995 New York Magazine article discussing a joke for the show about raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.
“’I give the pills to Lesley Stahl. Then when Lesley is passed out, I take her to the closet and rape her.’ Or ‘That’s why you never see Lesley until February.’ Or, ‘When she passes out. I put her in various positions and take pictures of her,’” Franken was quoted saying.
Al Franken Once Joked About Al-Qaeda Assassinating President Bush
In 2004, Al Franken told the sign-language interpreter working at the Republican convention that he should have communicated to Al-Qaeda how to sneak into the White House to assassinate President George Bush.
Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey had this to say about the tasteless joke back in 2008:
“I can already hear the objections. Franken is a satirist! He was joking! He’s paid to make people laugh! Er, yeah … but then Franken was also a political commentator, and now he wants to serve in the US Senate, so his judgment in this is fair game.”
Al Franken’s Brother Was USO Tour Photographer When Groping Photo Taken
Tweeden recounted that it wasn’t until the end of the tour and she was back in the U.S. that she received “the CD of photos we were given by the photographer” and found the photo of Franken reaching his hands for her chest while she was asleep.
“I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep,” wrote Tweeden. “I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated. How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?”
Footage of Al Franken Making BABY RAPE Joke Resurfaces Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
Amid sexual harassment allegations made by model and actress Leeann Tweeden against Al Franken, footage of the Democrat Senator cracking a vile baby rape joke at Rob Reiner’s Comedy Central Roast in 2000 has resurfaced.
“On a typical night, Carl [Reiner] would slip into Rob’s bed, roll him over, swab him down and say something like, ‘I’m thinking about hiring Morey Amsterdam to play Buddy Sorrell, what do you think?’” Franken said as Reiner blurted out, “Oh, Jesus.”
“Well, the success of The Dick Van Dyke Show changed things dramatically, Carl started inviting many of his famous friends to fuck his son,” Franken continued.
“That list includes some of the greats in comedy: Paul Lynde, Dom DeLuise, Rip Taylor, Danny Kaye.”
Democrat Al Franken Grabbed Joy Behar’s Breasts Too
THAT DOES IT!! THIS BASTARD DOESN’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WOMAN AND A BRAYING JACKASS!
[CtH: Joy is clearly enjoying the grabbing jokes. She’s got a helluva nerve getting all moral about any Republican’s behavior. Ditto: Whoopi “rape rape” Goldberg.]
‘The View’ Pivots To Trump While Discussing Allegations Against Franken
The women of “The View” gave Franken credit for apologizing and then Joy Behar tried to switch the conversation to talk about Trump.
“What about Trump, his people are saying that those women who accused him are liars!” Behar exclaimed.
Conservative panelist Meghan McCain responded, “Oh my god, this isn’t about Trump right now though,” clearly fed up with Behar’s insistence on making every conversation about the president.
Valerie Jarrett Blasts Al Franken over Sexual Assault Allegations
“Just imagine your mom, spouse, sister or daughter in this photo. Not so funny now, is it?” Jarrett tweeted alongside an image capturing Franken’s groping of journalist Leeann Tweeden on a two-week USO tour.
“I don’t know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn’t matter,” he wrote on Facebook. “There’s no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself. It isn’t funny.”
Democrats and Republicans condemned Franken’s actions, and Franken himself joined calls for an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee.
YEAH, I FEEL SO ASHAMED ABOUT WHAT I DID. NOW TRY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I’M A DEMOCRAT. WE’RE ALLOWED.
Two prominent Minnesota Democrats call on Al Franken to resign
Although many other Democrats have called the former comedian’s actions disturbing, state auditor Rebecca Otto and Megan Thomas, president of the party’s official Feminist Caucus, say he should leave office.
The allegations were made Thursday morning by radio host Leeann Tweeden, who said Franken harassed her during a 2006 USO trip to the Middle East, before he was elected to the Senate in 2008.
While he lampoons President Donald Trump, congressional Republicans and the rest of the Washington establishment, he writes that being a senator is the greatest — if not most fun — job he’s ever had. And he figuratively gives lots of big, sloppy kisses to the Minnesota folks back home.
[CtH: I heard the two women in the top stories on the radio yesterday. The sophomoric boob grab photo didn’t bother me all that much when I finally got to see it, but the abusive, obsessive, stalking behaviors he has exhibited bothered me a lot. The man has got a serious screw loose and any Minnesotan who votes for him should have his head examined … by a proctologist.]
Mulhauser: Franken ‘Did The Right Thing’ By Apologizing
Scott Mulhauser, former chief of staff to Ambassador Max Baucus, said on CNN Thursday that Sen. Al Franken is better than Roy Moore because Franken apologized for his actions.
[CtH: Is Moore supposed to apologize for stuff he probably never did?]
CNN Panel Brushes Aside Franken Allegations to Knock Moore; ‘He Was Just a Comedian’
A Thursday afternoon CNN Newsroom panel showcased political tribalism as three liberal journalists downplayed the disturbing sexual misconduct allegations against Democratic Senator Al Franken (Minn.) by harping on the fact that Franken was “just a comedian” while those against Roy Moore and President Trump were far more serious.
“But just out of the gate, the fact that you have Gloria, you know, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, right, from the left and right, both saying there needs to be an ethics investigation. I realize that this was years and years ago, this story, and he was a private citizen at the time, but can he survive this,” host Brooke Baldwin wondered to chief political analyst Gloria Borger.
Krauthammer:“Normally, when NSA is listening in on a foreigner, they take great care to redact any American involved.The NSA’s not supposed to spy on Americans. Here, it was the reverse, and there was an obvious attempt, it was reported in the New York Times, tomake sure this was spread as widely as possible, that it would become a problem for the Trump administration.”
Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicerasked the congressional committees currently investigating Russian interference in the presidential election to alsolook into whether the Obama administration overstepped the law.
Spicer added thatneither the White House nor the president would be making additional comments “until such oversight is conducted.”
Trump’s determination to tap his executive authority next year in all its many forms will demand sharp legal advice and patience. Some regulatory reversals he has in mind, for instance, are predicted to take two or more years to accomplish. Other Obama policies will be easier to erase.
The Oklahoma attorney general, who the New York Times described as a “hero to conservative activists,” is one of the Republican attorneys general who formed an alliance with the country’s top energy producers to put a stop to Obama’s regulatory agenda.
Pruitt, along with Greg Abbott of Texas, planned a legal effort starting in 2014 to counter the Obama administration’s string of regulations, including on climate change. Their efforts resulted in a 28-state lawsuit against Obama’s climate change rules, which is expected to move to the Supreme Court.
Tucker Carlson vs. Liberal over Trump being Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’
THIS BIMBO COMPARED TRUMP TO HITLER (THEY ALWAYS DO…IT’S ALL THEY GOT) AND RAILED ABOUT SCOTT PRUITT
EarthFirst Mourning Loss of a Tree – Crying & Screaming
IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN TREE HUGGERS WAILING, THIS IS A SCREAM
The Dodd-Frank financial “reform,” passed by Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in 2010, is arguably the most misguided and economically harmful piece of legislation ever imposed on the country (the second, arguably, is ObamaCare).
As we’ve noted in this space before, one of the main reasons the economy has been stuck in neutral for the past six years has been the millstone of a 2,300-page law that has spawned multitudes more pages of costly and economically foolish regulations. The law has calcified the credit markets, forced community banks out of business, and unleashed an unaccountable, out-of-control agency that goes by the innocent-sounding name of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
But in a world where the president makes fun of handicapped people and fat people, how do we proceed with dignity? I want to tell people, “If you do two things this year, watch Idiocracy by Mike Judge and read [Nazi filmmaker] Leni Riefenstahl’s 800-page autobiography [Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir] and then call it a year.”
“You have pardoned hundreds and hundreds of people convicted for drug offenses,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said at a Wednesday press conference in Washington. “We want you to use that same pardon power for hundreds of thousands of young people who came forward because you asked them to come forward. You asked them to come forward.”
Hillary Clinton to Make Public Appearance This Week at Send-Off for Harry Reid
The gala recognizing Reid’s 30 years of service will take place at the end of the legislative session next week at the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building, the Washington Post reported.
Clinton is set to give a speech, as well as Vice President Joe Biden. Diamond and Silk speak in Fayetteville NC
THESE TWO WERE AT FORT BRAGG WITH TRUMP. ARE THEY HAVING FUN OR WHAT?
[CtH: I have long said that the standards for determining death should be the same ones for determining life. Currently, the standard for determining life is whether or not the baby’s nearest kin want him or her to live, while the standard for determining death are cessation of heart beat and brain activity, both of which are detectable in fetuses before many women suspect they’re even pregnant. Of course, if the euthanasia creeps get their way, we’ll make death like abortion where the people who are most likely to resent the expense and bother of caring for the helpless individual gets to decide whether or not to off him or her.]
Whoa: Liberals Mull Scheme to Temporarily Seize Control of Senate, Confirm Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee
On January 3, 2017, Democrats will hold the majority in the Senate for a few minutes, until the newly-elected Senators are sworn in. Biden could convene the Senate in those few minutes and call for a vote. The majority could then suspend the rules and vote in Merrick Garland. The key here is that VP Biden would have to be willing to convene the Senate and recognize Senator Dick Durbin instead of Mitch McConnell. Durbin moves to re-nominate Garland, and Senate Democrats then vote to confirm him. They will have a quorum for those few minutes. It’s bold. Garland would be confirmed by 34 Democrats and no Republicans.
Jarrett said, “We were surprised by the outcome of the election. It kind of was like a — I’m not sure what the right analogy would be, but like a punch in the stomach, let’s say. Soul-crushing might be another description. But that’s the democracy that we have. The people get to decide and the elections matter and we have to get about the business of doing our jobs.”
Barack “MeToo!” Obama
Donald Trump began a Thank You Tour this past week to celebrate his victory with those who supported him in the election. Naturally, “MeToo!” Obama decides he needs to do a tour as well.
Fox News Chief National Correspondent Ed Henry told Fox & Friends this morning that behind the scenes, Obama’s advisors are planning a Farewell Tour in mid-January before he leaves office.
Not for the same reasons, of course. Trump is doing it to thank us; Barack “MeToo!” Obama is doing it so people can thank him. Amazing, isn’t it?
Obama flies to Hawaii in less than two weeks and will stay there until after the New Year. Then, he’ll hop aboard Air Force One, return to Washington just in time to launch his Farewell Tour.
Said Ed Henry: “I’m told there’s at least three cities that President Obama will be giving major speeches in arenas. One of them is Chicago, his sort of adopted hometown. They’re looking at the United Center there, where the Chicago Bulls play.”
He can’t wait three weeks and do a little tour on his own dime? What’s wrong with holding a “I’m a Private Citizen Now” tour? I guarantee, tens of thousands of Americans who didn’t vote for Obama would turn up to celebrate that.
No. Obama wants to do this because he is continuously being upstaged by the man who will replace him. And nobody puts Barry in the corner!
My beloved Child Bride and I just returned from our polling place. They said it’s been about average as far as turnout.
At least where we live, they require you to show your voter registration or an ID. We use paper ballots so there is little chance for problems. My contempt for my faux republican congressman, Adam Kinzinger, has never been in question. Our true conservative rep was squeezed out when the democrats gerrymandered two GOP districts together in 2010. The democrats didn’t even bother running anyone to oppose Kinzinger this cycle. He does what the bosses tell him, so there was no need.
I haven’t watched network news for years and have no intention to start. Monitoring the nets, there are some reports of fraud, one lawsuit in Nevada, and reports of really long lines in a lot of places. This post is to clear some of the things I have cached from yesterday and today. After tomorrow the point will pretty much be moot. None of it makes much sense. That might start an ugly trend.
THE LEFT GOT THE VAPORS OVER THIS:
Ted Nugent Gropes Himself on Stage at Trump Rally: ‘I’ve Got Your Blue State Right Here, Baby’
Musician Ted Nugent hit the stage at a Donald Trump rally in Michigan Sunday with some off-color gestures during the final weekend of campaigning.
The 67-year-old rocker grabbed his crotch on stage to mock the notion that his state could swing left on Election Day. He said, “I’ve got your blue state right here, baby! Black and blue!”
REMEMBER AFTER McCAIN ROLLED OVER AND HANDED HIM THE OFFICE IN 2008? THE NEXT DAY HE HAD A PHONY SEAL MADE UP THAT SAID ‘OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT.’ ‘If I don’t win, I will consider it a tremendous waste of time, energy, and money,’ Trump says of race for the White House he claims he spent $100M of his own money on
Republican said he thinks he’ll be the victor tonight winning the swing states of Iowa, Ohio and New Hampshire
Sneered at Clinton campaign for accepting questions in advance of debates – said Clinton would have been thrown out of West Point
He brushed off his opponent’s mega rally on Monday night in Philadelphia with 33,000 people, bragging that he had 28k without celebs
Trump claimed that he did the heavy-lifting financially, donating $100 million to his campaign so that he was not beholden to ‘fat cats’
Financial records from the end of October have him giving $66 million – a $34 million shortfall from what he’s been claiming
Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett has convinced President Obama to FIRE FBI director James Comey after the election
After persistent prodding by Valerie Jarrett, President Obama has agreed to fire America’s top cop
A White House source familiar with the decision says Jarrett and the president held lengthy discussions over the past several days about the political and legal ramifications of firing FBI director
The president was furious with Comey for reopening the FBI’s investigation of Hillary’s emails
But he was reluctant to move against Comey for fear that it would open him to charges of obstruction of justice. Nevada judge denies Trump request to separate early voting ballots
A Nevada court judge denied a request Tuesday from Donald Trump campaign lawyers to issue an order directing a county registrar of voters to preserve and separate ballots from voting machines in four early voting sites in Clark County, Nevada.
Dan Kulin, a spokesperson for the county, told CNN that no early voting stations extended their closing times. They did, however, process voters who were in line at closing time to allow as many people to vote as possible.
“From the polling, it appears that Nevada is so close that the Trump campaign thinks it’s worth challenging any violation in voting protocol. The numbers that came in could represent several thousand people across the four precincts, which could determine who wins the electoral college vote or change the Senate race,” said Robert Lang of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He said the Trump campaign is “smart to put a marker down for a future challenge, considering what happened in 2000 in Florida.”
Man Attacks FEMALE TRUMP SUPPORTER at Florida Polling Station
A woman handing out campaign literature supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was attacked and thrown to the ground by a man outside a Jupiter, Florida polling station according to a report by Palm Beach Post reporter Lawrence Mower. The woman used pepper spray to defend herself after the man started screaming in her face. The man then grabbed her by the neck and threw her on the ground.
Bare-Chested Female Protesters Arrested At Trump Polling Place
Two topless women stormed Donald Trump’s Midtown Manhattan polling place on Tuesday in protest of the Republican candidate.
The women, in their mid-20s, arrived to the P.S. 59 polling site just after 8:15 a.m., ripped off their shirts to reveal a message for Trump.
“Trump, grab your balls” was written in black paint across one of the protester’s bare chest and stomach.
When an older woman waiting to vote Tuesday was asked by a CNN reporter if she was excited to possibly witness the first female president, she yelled back “No!”
WIKILEAKS: Campaign Manager Says ‘Clinton Had Little Consideration For Ethics’
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has “little consideration for ethics,” according to Robby Mook, her campaign manager.
Mook’s comment was included in a devastating list he compiled of problems associated with Clinton’s decision to appoint a longtime friend to her campaign after he helped her raise $72 million for the U.S. Expo at the 2010 Shanghai World’s Fair.
Woman dons a burka and attempts to vote as Huma Abedin in New York City in stunt to expose voter fraud
A woman donned a ‘full burka’ and posed as Huma Abedin at the polls
Video was created by Project Veritas, which released videos in October suggesting Democrats hired people to incite violence at Trump rallies
Project Veritas, which claims to ‘investigate and expose corruption’, has repeatedly come under fire for its heavily edited videos
In video released Monday, the Abedin imposter was given a paper ballot
MSNBC Anchor Has Gush Fest With Clinton Aide
MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin was chummy with Hillary Clinton’s deputy communications director, Kristina Schake, on Tuesday morning, asking her not to forget about him “when you move down to Washington and you take a job inside the West Wing.”
Near the end of the interview on Election Day, Schake went through a list of talking points praising Clinton.
“One of the hallmarks of Hillary’s career, her entire life in public service, is she’s always worked across the aisle and found common ground,” Schake said. “Every major accomplishment of her life from children’s health insurance to improving the foster care system to make kids adopted.”
Melvin interrupted Schake and joked that she was still on message with her talking points.
“Kristina Schake always on message,” Melvin said
BREAKING: All Election Systems DOWN In The State Of Colorado…UPDATE: Back Up…
And you couldn’t differentiate one from the other. This is so pathetic.
The alleged leader of the free world behaving like a spoiled child.
In Havana, Obama Mocks Trump…
Stay classy Barry.
And appearing to dip his head to Raul Castro. Notice Castro’s head is not bowed.
Valerie Jarrett Excited To Visit Murderous Communist Country…
ValJar GOT MOIST PANTIES
THIS WAS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF EVERY NEWSPAPER THIS MORNING
34 PEOPLE SLAUGHTERED AT THE AIRPORT IN BRUSSELS THIS MORNING BY SOME STINKING MUSLIM MAGGOTS.
OBAMA SHOWED HIS DEEP CONCERN
Obama Devotes 50 Seconds to Brussels Jihadist Attacks In Speech to Castro Regime – Won’t Name the Enemy
WHAT A MYSTERY
Islamic State claims Brussels attacks that kill at least 30
The univac has crashed twice today wanting to update software I have no idea about. All I know is I tried updating a malware program once and wound up importing stuff I couldn’t delete. I had to get my now-ex techhie to do it. So if it dies in the middle of something you’ll know why.
ON TO THE WHINING
In the span of about two days our elected representatives went from ‘no judicial appointments until after the election’ to ‘we’ll give the nominee a hearing.’ There was no doubt in anyone’s mind they’d fold like a cheap suit, I just hoped it would take a little longer before they waved the white flag of surrender.
Judiciary chairman open to hearing for Supreme Court pick
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said he backs Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s view that Obama’s successor should make the nomination of a lifetime appointment. But Grassley didn’t rule out holding confirmation hearings and a vote by his panel on an Obama selection. http://news.yahoo.com/senate-gop-obama-dont-bother-nominating-court-081937671–election
The first rumor was it would be a Hindu named Sri Srinivasan
Obama nominated to D.C. Circuit & may nominate now was confirmed on a 97-0 vote in 2013. McConnell, Cruz, Rubio voted yes
Like all flaming liberals,he would pretend to be moderate and say all the right things until he was confirmed.
NOW COMES A MORE LIKELY SCENARIO:
Projection: Loretta Lynch ‘Likely’ To Be Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee
The most revered and deliberative court will be reduced to Stevie B. and the Four Bitches. An old crone, a ‘wise Latina’, a Jewish dyke and a female Eric Holder. All given to Obama on a silver platter by the worthless trash who call themselves republicans. It’s certain the most vulnerable GOP senators will raise a stink, but they may have underestimated the firestorm it would ignite from a population that’s already fed up with the lies, the betrayals and the collusion.
Democrat voters will accept anything from their candidates. Lies, hypocrisy, corruption. It doesn’t matter as long as the free stuff keeps coming. Democrats are elected on a platform of governmental control of everything, taxation on a shrinking middle class, overt race-baiting and the wholesale slaughter of the unborn. They keep their promises.
Republicans are the polar opposite. They promise reform, smaller government, less regulation, the sanctity of life. But when they get to DC it all goes by the wayside and they join their colleagues for dinner parties, vacations on some big donors’ money, and making empty promises until it’s re-election time and they have to pretend to be conservative again. See: John McCain.
Our liberties will evaporate with every new court edict and we can do nothing about it. We never had a chance.
IT’S FUN TO F**K 32O MILLION PEOPLE AND GET AWAY WITH IT
March 14, 2015: Hillary Clinton email scandal in second week
In addition, at Jarrett’s behest, the State Department is running six separate probes into Hillary’s performance, including the use of her expense account, the disbursement of funds, her contact with foreign leaders and her possible collusion with the Clinton Foundation. Reportedly, Obama and Jarrett will do anything to stop Hillary’s bid for the presidency. Rumors are there is more dirt to come.
March 15-21, 2015: Sunshine Week
An annual effort by news organizations and watchdog groups to highlight issues of government transparency, because “open government is good government.”
March 16, 2015: National Freedom of Information Day
An annual event held during Sunshine Week celebrated on the birthday of President James Madison who was the foremost advocate for openness in government. He is also hailed as being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights.
March 16, 2015: Obama Administration issues a big FY to the American people
In the midst of the national discussion about government accountability sparked by the Hillary e-mail scandal, the Obama administration announced they were officially exempting their own Office of Administration from the Freedom of Information Act.
The Office of Administration responded to FOIA requests for 30 years until, late in the Bush administration, someone made a FOIA request for millions of White House emails and Bush said no. In 2009, a federal appeals court ruled that Bush had the right to refuse that request.
The Obama administration calls this single court ruling a “well-settled legal interpretation” upon which his own administration could remove itself completely from FOIA public scrutiny.
“The irony of this being Sunshine Week is not lost on me,” said Anne Weismann of the liberal Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW.
“It is completely out of step with the president’s supposed commitment to transparency,” she said. “That is a critical office, especially if you want to know, for example, how the White House is dealing with e-mail.”
“You have a president who comes in and says, I’m committed to transparency and agencies should make discretionary disclosures whenever possible, but he’s not applying that to his own White House,” Weismann said.
The White House did not explain why it decided to formally implement the allegedly “settled legal interpretation” six years after the court ruling, as the Hillary e-mail scandal debate raged, and on National Freedom of Information Day … but it isn’t hard to imagine the back story.