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by Cassy Fiano
Ever since Benghazi, Democrats have done all they can to bury the investigation. And Trey Gowdy just exposed their tactics.

Gowdy sought an assurance from Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., that Democrats would agree not to leak important information from the hearings. He did not get it.
“As recently as this afternoon, I offered Mr. Cummings total, unfettered access to, and control of, transcripts if he simply agreed he would not selectively leak them. He would not give me that assurance,” Gowdy said in a statement.
Gowdy said Democrats had threatened to release transcripts from witnesses that included White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former CIA director David Petraeus.
“Once they stated their intention to misuse transcripts, I could not in good faith allow them to do so. Mr. Cummings likes to frequently lecture people how ‘we’re better than this,’ but his actions and the actions of his staff with regards to this investigation unfortunately prove otherwise,” Gowdy said.
Gowdy added that he has “no choice but to protect past witnesses, future witnesses, confidential material and the integrity of the investigation by allowing the Democrats equitable access but not control.”
To protect documents from spilling out and distorting public opinion, Democratic staff can view the documents, but not have possession of them.
“[I] would be pleased to provide copies of these transcripts to Minority staff and members for your own custody just as soon as you commit to stop the practice of selectively releasing certain transcripts while ignoring the release of others,” Gowdy wrote.
So Democrats want to be able to selectively leak the parts of the documents that fit their narrative. This isn’t about getting to the truth for them — it’s about keeping their agenda afloat.

Dirty Democrats Admit to Being Lobbied by Russia, China and Europe Before Backing Iran Nuclear Deal


More than a dozen of the 34 Democratic senators who have declared their support for the Iran nuclear agreement cited arguments by America’s five negotiating partners that there would be no better deal forthcoming if the U.S. rejects this one.

On Wednesday, the number of senators to have publicly stated support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) climbed to 34 – all Democrats – thereby giving President Obama the backing he needs to sustain his veto of a Republican-led resolution disapproving it, which is expected to pass by mid-September.

As previously undecided senators one by one came out in support of the agreement over the past month, references in their statements to the views of the other P5+1 governments involved in the negotiations – Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany – were strikingly common.

Many of them attended a briefing by ambassadors from those countries in early August.

When she announced her support for the deal on August 6, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said, “In a meeting earlier this week, when I questioned the ambassadors of our P5+1 allies, it also became clear that if we reject this deal, going back to the negotiation table is not an option.”

Four days later Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said she had asked the ambassadors of the five other countries involved in the talks “detailed questions about what their countries and others would do if Congress does not approve the agreement.”
“[N]ot one of them believed that abandoning this deal would result in a better deal,” she said. Instead, “international consensus” would splinter, sanctions would unravel and Iran’s nuclear program would be left unconstrained.

On Aug. 13, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) also referred to the ambassadors’ briefing.

“[S]ome say that, should the Senate reject this agreement, we would be in position to negotiate a ‘better’ one,” he wrote. “But I’ve spoken to representatives of the five nations that helped broker the deal, and they agree that this simply wouldn’t be the case.

Instead, these diplomats have told me that we would not be able to come back to the bargaining table at all, and that the sanctions regime would likely erode or even fall apart…”

“[A]t a recent meeting of leaders from our partner nations, I specifically asked the ambassadors to the U.S. from China, the United Kingdom, and Russia whether their countries would come back to negotiate again should the U.S. walk away from the deal,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) said on Aug. 17.

“They unanimously said, ‘No,’ that there was already a deal – the one before Congress.”

“I have no reason to disbelieve all five governments [Russia, China, Britain, France, Germany] speaking together,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Aug. 18. “I have heard their warnings that if we walk away from this agreement before even giving it a try, the prospect of further multilateral negotiations yielding any better result is ‘far-fetched.’”

“This agreement is not perfect, but I have personally spoken to leaders representing the P5+1 countries and the European Union who have said quite clearly that if the United States rejects this agreement, they will not join in new negotiations for a better deal,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said on Aug 24.

“There are those who say that we should go back to the negotiating table and try to get a better deal,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said on Aug. 25. “I respect that view, but I have heard directly from top ambassadors representing our P5+1 partners as well as members of the administration that starting over is not an option.”

“Earlier this month, several of my colleagues and I met with representatives of our five negotiating partners,” Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Dela.) said on Aug. 28.

“They told us bluntly that if Congress kills this deal, the broad coalition of countries imposing sanctions on Iran would collapse,” he said. “If Congress rejects this deal now, a better one will not take its place, they declared.”

Menendez challenges ‘take it or leave it’ argument

Other JCPOA supporters who mentioned having taken into account the views of the other P5+1 ambassadors included Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Chris Coons (D-Dela.) and Robert Casey (D-Pa.).

One of just two Democratic senators to have come out in opposition to the JCPOA, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), challenged the notion that the other P5+1 countries would simply walk away from sanctions if the U.S. rejected the JCPOA and pushed for a better deal.

In his speech announcing his intention to vote to disapprove the deal, Menendez said the attraction of doing business with the United States would far outweigh the lure of Iran’s much smaller economy.

“Despite what some of our P5+1 ambassadors have said in trying to rally support for the agreement, and echoing the administration’s admonition, that it is a take it or leave it proposition, our P5+1 partners will still be worried about Iran’s nuclear weapon desires and the capability to achieve it,” he said.

“They, and the businesses from their countries, and elsewhere, will truly care more about their ability to do business in a U.S. economy of $17 trillion than an Iranian economy of $415 billion,” Menendez said.

He was alluding to U.S. secondary sanctions, which would close the U.S. marketplace to companies and banks that do business with Iran.


Democrats in Illinois a passed same-day voting law – for this election only – and removed the voter ID requirement for early voting. Yes indeed, the Prairie State lefty political machine is so brazenly arrogant that nothing it does to remain in power should surprise us.

We all know why our borders are not secured. Allowing the influx of illegals has worked perfectly and will continue to do so as long as the cavernous maw of corruption is stoked by non-citizen voters who have no vested interest in this nation other than getting a paycheck or welfare.

This fraud and corruption is not happening only in Illinois. It is going on nationwide. Do the voices of American citizens stand a chance to be heard on election day. There has always been voter fraud, but for the past six years, it has steadily grown to the point where the wishes of the legitimate electorate may become meaningless.

Democrats in Illinois a passed same-day voting law – for this election only – and removed the voter ID requirement for early voting. Yes indeed, the Prairie State lefty political machine is so brazenly arrogant that nothing it does to remain in power should surprise us.

We all know why our borders are not secured. Allowing the influx of illegals has worked perfectly and will continue to do so as long as the cavernous maw of corruption is stoked by non-citizen voters who have no vested interest in this nation other than getting a paycheck or welfare.

This fraud and corruption is not happening only in Illinois. It is going on nationwide. Do the voices of American citizens stand a chance to be heard on election day. There has always been voter fraud, but for the past six years, it has steadily grown to the point where the wishes of the legitimate electorate may become meaningless.


CHICAGO – A new study has found a disturbing fact for anyone interested in election integrity – non-citizens are voting in America’s elections and they could ultimately be the difference makers in close races.
Progressive activists say the right to vote is so sacrosanct that no measures can be taken to guarantee its integrity. And Democrats in Illinois a passed same-day voting law – for this election only – and removed the voter ID requirement for early voting.
Voter fraud is routinely dismissed as a myth by the left, who argue that any fraud that may occur is insignificant anyway.
But a new study by two professors tells a different story.
Jesse Richman and David Earnest, professors at Old Dominion University, conducted a study into how many, if any, non-citizens have voted in U.S. elections. It turns out there are enough to be difference makers in close races.
They write, “we bring real data from big social science survey datasets to bear on the question of whether, to what extent, and for whom non-citizens vote in U.S. elections. Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.”
Putting a finer point on it, the professors continue, “How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.”
It is illegal for non-citizens to vote in U.S. elections.
It is conceivable, they say, that the non-citizen vote could have been the difference in Democrats winning the filibuster proof 60-vote majority they enjoyed in 2009, resulting in the passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
“Non-citizens,” they found, “tended to favor Democrats [Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample], we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.”
The issue of voter fraud, be it organized by political parties, people who simply aren’t legally allowed to vote, or some combination of both, is very real, according to this study. And it can make all the difference in the world.

CAUGHT ON TAPE ➡ Vulgar Dem Operative Stuffs Ballot Box In Arizona!

They don’t even try to hid their lawlessness anymore.
A vulgar, violent Democratic operative was caught on tape stuffing a ballot box.The man dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box.

An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video.

“A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party…

…LaFaro said it all happened as he was working with the elections staff during early ballots processing. The team in charge of processing the ballots got “way ahead” so the information systems coordinator convened an extended lunch period from 11:30- 1:00 p.m.

It was between 12:54 and 1:04 that LaFaro said he was seated at one of the cubicles, heard a loud thud and turned around to see the man who he claims was caught on tape stuffing “hundreds” of ballots. LaFaro described the man as a “vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug” with “no respect for our laws.” He said he would have followed the man to his car to get his tag number but “feared for [his] life.”

“America used to be a nation of laws where one person had one vote,” LaFaro said, the Daily Independent reported. ”I’m sad to say not anymore.”

Another Dirty Democrat -Arrested For Voting 19 Times

Democrats and the dominant media assure us that vote fraud doesn’t exist, so we certainly don’t need voter ID, and in fact it would be racist to demand as much proof of identity as is necessary to board an airplane or buy a drink. Nevertheless, a Democrat state representative in Connecticut was arrested for allegedly voting 19 times.

The New Haven Register (hat tip: Weasel Zippers) reports:

State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges.

Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district, according to the release. (snip)

Ayala allegedly voted in various Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee elections, a municipal primary election and a state primary election between 2009 and 2012 in districts inconsistent with the location of her residence, according to the release. She is also accused of voting in the Bridgeport state general election in 2012 in a district where she didn’t live.

According to the Connecticut Post, Ayala’s mother, Santa, was also investigated by the Elections Enforcement Commission. The commission also recommended criminal charges be filed against Santa Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters in Bridgeport, but none have been filed as of Friday.

The registrar of voters has been recommended for arrest, but vote fraud doesn't exist, eh?

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Golden Hammer: Obama’s grants to cut diesel emissions leave IG fuming, waste millions
A part of the $800 billion stimulus package that President Obama pushed through Congress in 2009 was aimed at reducing diesel emissions and helping the environment, but a big chunk of it may have gone up in smoke, according to a new internal audit.

As much as $24 million — or 90 percent — of $26 million in grants reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general may have been misspent, according to Sept. 15 report released by the agency watchdog that aggregated data from previous audits.

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Only six projects out of the 160 so-called “Diesel Emission Reduction Act” stimulus projects awarded by the EPA were reviewed by the inspector general. The entire grant program cost taxpayers about $294 million, but the IG only looked at a $26 million share of it.

The grants reviewed included initiatives to rebuild or replace diesel-powered engines in machinery, locomotives and large trucks to make them more environmentally friendly.

But four of the six award recipients did not meet all objectives of the grant award, five of the six recipients did not have adequate financial-management systems in place, and four of the six did not meet the so-called recovery act’s intended requirements, the report found.

The groups and agencies receiving the money diverted much of the cash to purchasing things they weren’t authorized to and paying contractors more than they were supposed to receive, the internal watchdog said. Money was also lost because the grant recipients failed to keep track of how it was spent.

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Bombshell! House Republicans Prove Democrats Working with IRS to Cover-Up Corruption

By Onan Coca

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has, at times, seemed to be on a Quixotic quest to find out what really happened at the IRS that created a culture which would encourage senior officials to persecute Americans, simply for being conservative. But over the last year or so, Congressman Issa has been able to dig up enough evidence to reasonably prove that there was more going on at the IRS than the government was leading us to believe. Their original story that it was just a “couple of bad eggs” in the Cincinatti office fell apart quickly as the malfeasance quite obviously climbed at least as high as 2nd in command Lois Lerner.

Since that revelation, the investigation has been stonewalled at every turn, with dozens of government workers claiming to have lost emails and had hard drives crash – stories which fly in the face of credulity and stretch the understanding of even the most sympathetic of onlookers. The worst part is that these computer problems seem contained to the people under investigation, and it seems that NONE OF THEM followed protocol for their computer problems (the government has a very intricate set of plans for handling such issues).

Now comes some new, not-so-shocking information giving us more evidence of Democrat efforts to cover up the IRS’ crimes.

It seems that the very people at the Justice Department who should have been investigating and uncovering the evils at the IRS were working hand-in-hand with Democrat politicians to hinder Republican efforts to investigate.

Apparently last Friday, September 5th, an aide to Attorney General Eric Holder placed a call to Congressman Issa believing he was actually contacting Issa’s Democrat counterpart, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). The mistake was not immediately apparent to either side of the phone call, until the aide, one Brian Fallon, made a request to leak some documents related to the IRS investigation to the media “before the majority” (House Republicans) could share the documents.

Basically, the Justice Department had some damning paperwork that would be more evidence of IRS malfeasance. They wanted to get their version of the story out there before Republicans could, so they wanted to see if Rep, Cummings and his office could help them get it to a few key reporters. What this means is that the highest ranking Democrat involved in investigating the IRS was actually helping cover up their crimes!

funnelingIt would be like a man getting arrested for murder, then a group of the officers involved in the investigation deliberately acting to hide, taint or obfuscate evidence!

Congressman Issa is understandably upset.

He wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder to register his dismay with the situation.

“It strains credulity to believe that the Department would seek to begin to improve relations via a telephone call between two individuals who had never spoken to each other before at 5:01pm on a Friday afternoon at the end of a District Work Period in the waning days of the 113th Congress,” Issa wrote.

Issa said he is “disturbed” by the “apparently longstanding collaboration between the Obama administration and Ranking Member Cummings’ staff to obfuscate and prejudice the Committee’s work through under-the-table coordination.”


Democrats Release False and Fraudulent Report on Fast and Furious

Ranking Member Elijah Cummings and other Democrats in the minority of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have made an attempt to whitewash apparent felonies committed by the Department of Justice during Operation Fast and Furious:

Democrats looking into Operation Fast and Furious say a yearlong investigation has turned up no evidence that the flawed gun smuggling probe was conceived or directed by high-level political appointees at Justice Department headquarters.

The probe, the Democrats say, was just one of four such operations that were part of a misguided five-year-long effort, during both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, in the Phoenix division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives against firearms trafficking along the Southwest border.

“Operation Fast and Furious was the latest in a series of fatally flawed operations run by ATF agents in Phoenix and the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office,” the report from Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says.

Senator Charles Grassley, who has helped lead the investigation of the gunwalking plot, reacted angrily to the minority report:

The idea that senior political appointees have clean hands in these gunwalking scandals doesn’t pass the laugh test, especially considering we’ve seen less than 10 percent of the pages that the Justice Department has provided the Inspector General. They ignored the warning signs and failed to put a stop to it or hold anyone accountable. Lanny Breuer is a senior political appointee, and he admits to knowing about gunwalking as early as April 2010. Documents turned over late Friday night indicate he was still discussing plans to let guns cross the border with Mexican officials on the same day the Department denied to me in writing that ATF would ever let guns walk. He stood mute as this administration fought tooth and nail to keep any of this information from coming out for a year. It will take a lot more than a knee-jerk defense from their political allies in Congress to restore public trust in the leadership of the Justice Department. The American people want to see those who failed to act be held accountable.

What Cummings and his political allies intentionally avoided in their report is that the three other operations were not gunwalking operations. They were interdiction efforts that involved small-scale controlled buys done in conjunction with Mexican law enforcement. These operations were designed to lead to the arrest of straw purchasers and gun smugglers, and resulted in relatively quick arrests after smaller weapons shipments were transferred. Furthermore, the weapons were interdicted either before they left the United States, or by Mexican authorities lying in wait on the other side of the border.

Operation Fast and Furious was conducted after the ATF determined that the tactics used in these operations during the Bush administration were too risky to continue.

But instead of modifying the failed parts of the previous efforts, the Eric Holder Department of Justice instigated an entirely different and purposefully deadly plot. They introduced a gunwalking operation that moved thousands of weapons without the permission or cooperation of Mexican authorities. It is more accurately described as a DOJ-sanctioned gun-smuggling plot to arm the Sinaloa cartel.

Mexican authorities were purposefully deceived by the Justice Department. To maintain the secrecy of the plot and to avoid tipping off Mexican authorities, ATF liaisons working with the Mexican government were lied to about the operation by their supervisors.

The plot actually prevented federal agents from making arrests. In one particularly telling incident, the ATF’s Bill Newell forced John Dodson, an ATF agent, to provide the weapons to a gun smuggler with his own hands in order to “dirty him up” in hopes he wouldn’t reveal the plot he was vocally criticizing to his superiors.

We know from documentation that Newell had direct conversations with personnel in the White House’s National Security Council about Operation Fast and Furious.

We know that U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke, who was responsible for overseeing the program for the Department of Justice, was the architect of Democrat gun-banning schemes dating back 23 years, including the 1994 “assault weapons ban” that sunset in 2004.

Burke’s deputy Patrick Cunningham, chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, invoked his Fifth Amendment rights to avoid testifying against himself, fearing criminal prosecution for his role in the gunwalking plot.Emails that were part of a 500-page DOJ document dump this past Friday indicate that Attorney General Eric Holder’s Deputy Chief of Staff Monty Wilkinson was informed that BORTAC Agent Brian Terry was killed with two guns walked in Operation Fast and Furious less than 24 hours after the shooting. Further, the documentary evidence shows that Wilkinson scheduled a call with Burke the next day to get a briefing. This suggests that Wilkinson was getting the details of how Operation Fast and Furious led to Brian Terry’s death. Wilkinson would have been profoundly incompetent had he not briefed Attorney General Holder on the incident immediately thereafter.

In testimony in front of Congress on May 3, 2011, Holder insisted he’d only heard of Operation Fast and Furious “a few weeks” before he testified; a story he later change to “a few months.” But documentary evidence shows he began receiving memos about Fast and Furious in July 2010, six months before the firefight that ended Agent Terry’s life.

Now, the emails released last week strongly suggest that Holder was aware of Operation Fast and Furious within hours of Brian Terry’s death. Considering the evidence, the most logical conclusion is that Attorney General Holder lied in his testimony in front of Congress.

The report released by Cummings and his allies doesn’t offer the slightest interest in finding answers to the most basic questions about the plot:

Who came up with the idea of allowing guns to be purchased by straw purchasers and then “walked” across the border by smugglers?
Who authorized Operation Fast and Furious in the Department of Justice?
Who authorized Operation Fast and Furious in the Department of Homeland Security?
Is Operation Fast and Furious the only operation of its type, or were there similar operations in Texas, Florida, and other states, as evidence suggests?
What, precisely, did Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Janet Napolitano know about Operation Fast and Furious, and when did they know it?
The Holder Justice Department — and in all likelihood the Obama White House — conspired to violate the Arms Export Control Act and the Kingpin Act. They are accessories in the deaths of more than 300 Mexican civilians and BORTAC agent Brian Terry.

They then attempted to execute a cover-up of the plot by blocking a Congressional investigation at every turn, which seems to beg for RICO prosecution.

Email communications between officials of this administration show that they hoped to use the violence committed by the weapons they smuggled into Mexico in order to call for stringent restrictions on the rights of American citizens.

Grassley is correct: the report does not appear able to pass any test of credibility based on the already available evidence.

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