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7/16/2014

[Yawn] Another Day, Another Lawless Bureaucrat

Filed under: General — JVW @ 9:42 pm

[guest post by JVW]

Stop me if you have heard this one before: a member of the Obama Administration likely violated the law by using her position to raise funds for her boss’s reelection campaign. What do our government watchdogs think of this? From the story:

The Office of Special Counsel closed its investigation when Solis stepped down from the Cabinet in January 2013. But the agency had referred the matter to the Department of Justice for possible criminal investigation.

The FBI interviewed Solis and at least one other person in connection with the probe, and a grand jury took testimony last June, the Times has reported. The current status of the FBI investigation is unclear.

Do you feel better? Even though the OSC had to end the matter upon Secretary Solis’s resignation, they have passed along the inquiry to that beacon of justice and good government Eric Holder, who will certainly conduct this investigation will his usual thoroughness and due diligence.

Meanwhile, Hilda Solis has managed to get herself elected as Los Angeles County Supervisor, a position which pays $181,292 per year along with an office spending account of $3 million per year for staff, cars, and pet projects.

Ain’t this a great country?

- JVW

17 Responses to “[Yawn] Another Day, Another Lawless Bureaucrat”

  1. If you have a high tolerance for pain, just read some of the comments on the LATimes story which sort of defend Solis by attacking Issa in particular and Republicans in general. I keep forgetting my Alinsky: that lying and cheating is fine and dandy if it is in the service of keeping progressives in power.

    JVW (feb406)

  2. sleazy mccheesy james comey

    our fbi director

    yours and mine

    …and goose-steppin’ eric’s

    is the pre-eminent douchebag who managed to lock up

    martha stewart

    for so we were all, for a time, safe from her vicious predations

    will he bring the same tenacious honey badger-like like single-mindedness to the hilda solis case?

    you know i wonder

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  3. like

    football’s comin home

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  4. jules rimet still gleaming

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  5. she’ll fit right in with the rest of the Demonrat crooks here in #Failifornia

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  6. There was also another case involving a violation of the Hatch Act which concerned an attorney for the Federal Elections Commission probably using her office computer too send emails during the 2012 presidential election campaign. She settled the case and avoided prosecution.

    The case was hampered when they had difficulty verifying for sure that her office computer, rather than a private computer was used during office hours because her hard drive had crashed.

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/30/fec-attorney-forced-to-resign-after-pro-obama-campaigning/#!

    Her boss at one time was Lois Lerner.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2692218/Another-recycled-hard-drive-Former-Lois-Lerner-deputy-prosecuted-fundraising-Democrats-job-FEC-destroyed-evidence.html

    It is unkmown exactly how much contact Lois Lerner maintained with April Sands but she did send some IRS information to the FEC.

    Sammy Finkelman (ff268d)

  7. I will never be guilty, cause i got barrack.

    mg (31009b)

  8. The Obama administrations has had virtually no criminal investigations – Proof it must be the most ethical administration in modern history

    joe (debac0)

  9. The next Mayor of LA. She will work well with Kamala Harris when she is governor.

    What next in the race to the bottom ?

    Mike K (b5c01a)

  10. There’s no evidence of corruption anywhere in the Obama Administration, none at all, top to bottom, not a single smidgen of corruption. Now, you just better quit talking about all the taxpayer’s money squandered on Shovel Ready Jobs and phony Green Energy Scams, or all those AK-47 assault rifles we provided to Mexican drug cartels, or polluting the Gulf of Mexico so George Soros could make a ton of money in Brazil, or NSA snooping on telephone calls, emails, or web site visits worldwide, or siccing the IRS on TEA Party political opponents, or aiding and abetting al-qaeda in the Middle East and coddling bloodthirsty terrorists at home, or leaving Americans to die in Benghazi, or planning and organizing an invasion of illegal aliens, or any and all the other high crimes and misdemeanors committed each and every day for which not one smidgen of evidence will ever see the light of day as long as stonewalls keep Congressional cowards at bay, hard drives crash on command, and useful idiots continue to duck subpoenas and refuse to come clean all because The Affirmative Action President cannot be allowed to fail, and most importantly, POTUS still retains the power to pardon.

    So, you see, the fix in in. So just shut up, or else!

    ropelight (d85c89)

  11. R.I.P. Johnny Winter, blues guitarist supreme
    Run, don’t walk, to your favorite music streaming service and download his first album, “Johnny Winter”.
    Always trust music recommendations from Icy.

    Icy (666709)

  12. So just shut up, or else!
    ropelight (d85c89) — 7/17/2014 @ 7:17 am

    I heard yesterday somewhere, that it has worked, that Conservative PACs and such have seen a significant drop in donations.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  13. Yeah, but she brings federal bucks with her, I should think. One hand washes the other.

    mojo (00b01f)

  14. Johnny Winter? No shit?

    Wow. I thought the old albino speed freak would hang on forever, like Keith Richards.

    A man who definitely knew his way around a gee-tar. Ave atque vale.

    mojo (00b01f)

  15. AG Giuliani is going to be so busy. They may need a new division,

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  16. She was a crook before going to DC;
    She was a crook while in DC;
    She will continue being a crook after returning from DC.
    The question is:
    Will she ever pay any penalty for her transgressions?

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