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59,322 In this Aug. 6, 2013, file photo. President Barack Obama laughs as the crowd sings him "Happy Birthday" at the start of his speech about housing at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix. The man who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is more than just another famous face, or the …AP/Jacquelyn Martin
JOEL B. POLLAK
16 Jan 202010152
5:32

Democrats and journalists were excited Thursday when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a legal opinion that the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had violated the Impoundment Control Act by withholding congressionally appropriated aid to Ukraine last summer.

The non-binding opinion was disputed by the OMB, which released a memo last month arguing that the “programmatic” delay sought to fulfill, not oppose, congressional intent.

The GAO decision, which had been requested by Democrat Senator Chris van Hollen of Maryland, disagreed, concluding that the delay had been for “policy reasons,” not “programmatic delay.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) cited the decision in her morning press conference — though she had trouble pronouncing the word “impoundment” — and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) likewise trumpeted the GAO decision as a vindication of the House impeachment.

Though the GAO works for Congress, it is not the finder of fact in impeachment cases. Moreover, it is not even clear that the Impoundment Control Act is constitution.

Nevertheless, if a mere GAO finding is sufficient to justify impeachment, then President Barack Obama ought to have been impeached at least seven times over for each of the following cases in which the GAO found that the Obama administration had violated federal law.

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Secret Service (USSS) were found to have violated section 503 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, and the Antideficiency Act, in 2009 after the Secret Service reported that it had overspent on candidate protection in 2008 by $5,100,000, and used money from another program to cover the shortfall. DHS failed to notify Congress 15 days in advance of the “reprogramming.”
  • The Department of the Treasury was found to have violated the Antideficiency Act in 2014 when it used the voluntary services of four individuals. “Treasury did not appoint any of the individuals to federal employment, nor did any individual qualify as a student who may, under certain circumstances, perform voluntary service,” the GAO found, adding that there was no emergency that might have justified using the individuals to perform several months of work without receiving pay.
  • The Department of Defense was found to have violated the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 and the Antideficiency Act in the infamous Bowe Bergdahl swap, when President Barack Obama traded five high-level Taliban detainees for a U.S. Army deserter. The administration transferred the five Taliban from Guantanamo Bay without notifying relevant congressional committees 30 days in advance, as required by law. Republicans complained; Democrats were silent.
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development was found to have violated the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, and the Antideficiency Act in 2014 when the deputy secretary of the department sent an email to “friends and colleagues” asking them to lobby the Senate in favor of a bill appropriating money to the department, and against amendments offered by Republican Senators.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency was found to have violated “publicity or propaganda and anti-lobbying provisions” in the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act and the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act in 2015 by using some of the department’s social media accounts in rule-making for the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulations (which have since been repealed under the Trump administration).
  • Two officials in the Department of Housing and Urban Development were found in 2016 to have violated Section 713 of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act by attempting to prevent a regional director within the agency from being interviewed by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (Notably, the GAO reversed its earlier decision that the department’s general counsel had not violated the law once it was presented with more evidence.)
  • The Federal Maritime Commission was found to have violated Section 711 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, as well as the Antideficiency Act, in 2016 when it failed to notify the relevant Senate and House committees that it had spent more than $5,000 to furnish and redecorate the office of its former director in 2010. (The total amount spent was $12,084 over three years, as noted by the GAO in a footnote reference to an inspector general’s report on the excessive expenditures.)

Needless to say, Obama was never impeached.

 

 

 

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His oliness broke the law when he handed Iran billions in gold and U.S. currency that they could use to kill U.S. soldiers and spread Islamic terrorism globally. His oliness broke the law when he gave the Russians one fifth of our Uranium resources so they could build more nukes to use against us. His oliness broke the law when he decided which laws to enforce and which to ignore.

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Comparing Administration Felonies

Number of Individuals with Felonies by Presidential Administration

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WITH FELONIES BY PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION
PRESIDENT PARTY YEARS IN OFFICE # PEOPLE INDICTED # PEOPLE CONVICTED # PEOPLE IMPRISONED CONVICTIONS PER YEAR
DONALD TRUMP R 1.7*

7

[35]**

6

[7]

2 (+3)

[3 (+4)]

3.5

[4.1]

BARACK OBAMA D 8 0 0 0 0
GEORGE W. BUSH R 8 16 9 9 1.1
BILL CLINTON D 8 3 2 2 0.25
GEORGE H. W. BUSH R 4 1 1 1 0.25
RONALD REAGAN R 8 26 16 8 2.0
JIMMY CARTER D 4 1 0 0 0
GERALD FORD R 2.4 1 1 1 0.4
RICHARD NIXON R 5.6 76 55 15 9.8

* Through September 17, 2018.    ** Number in [brackets] includes foreign nationals.

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Obama broke the law when he handed Iran billions in gold and U.S. currency that they could use to kill U.S. soldiers and spread Islamic terrorism globally. Obama broke the law when he gave the Russians one fifth of our Uranium resources so they could build more nukes to use against us. Obama broke the law when he decided which laws to enforce and which to ignore.

 

 

 

 

Puleaze.....its all been DEBUNKED

 

 

 

Freaking liar. The truth as posted by the NY Times:

 

"THE FACTS: There was no $150 billion payout from the U.S. treasury or other countries.

 

"When Iran signed the multinational deal to restrain its nuclear development in return for being freed from sanctions, it regained access to its own assets, which had been frozen abroad. Iran was allowed to get its money back. The deal actually was signed in 2015, after a 2013 preliminary agreement. Trump has taken the U.S. out of it.

 

The $1.8 billion is a separate matter. A payout of roughly that amount did come from the U.S. treasury. It was to pay an old IOU.

 

In the 1970s, Iran paid the U.S. $400 million for military equipment that was never delivered because the government was overthrown and diplomatic relations ruptured. After the nuclear deal, the U.S. and Iran announced they had settled the matter, with the U.S. agreeing to pay the $400 million principal along with about $1.3 billion in interest.

 

The $400 million was paid in cash and flown to Tehran on a cargo plane, which gave rise to Trump's previous dramatic accounts of money stuffed in barrels or boxes and delivered in the dead of night.


https://www.nytimes.com/apo...

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1 minute ago, benson13 said:

 

 

NEEDS TO BE UPDATED NOW...

 

Comparing Administration Felonies

Number of Individuals with Felonies by Presidential Administration

NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WITH FELONIES BY PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION
PRESIDENT PARTY YEARS IN OFFICE # PEOPLE INDICTED # PEOPLE CONVICTED # PEOPLE IMPRISONED CONVICTIONS PER YEAR
DONALD TRUMP R 1.7*

7

[35]**

6

[7]

2 (+3)

[3 (+4)]

3.5

[4.1]

BARACK OBAMA D 8 0 0 0 0
GEORGE W. BUSH R 8 16 9 9 1.1
BILL CLINTON D 8 3 2 2 0.25
GEORGE H. W. BUSH R 4 1 1 1 0.25
RONALD REAGAN R 8 26 16 8 2.0
JIMMY CARTER D 4 1 0 0 0
GERALD FORD R 2.4 1 1 1 0.4
RICHARD NIXON R 5.6 76 55 15 9.8

* Through September 17, 2018.    ** Number in [brackets] includes foreign nationals.

AS usual, all beaner can do is post meaningless bullcrap. Most of those are LIES! Your still an idiot, beaner!

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"Obama broke the law when he gave the Russians one fifth of our Uranium resources so they could build more nukes to use against us"

 

 

 

 

The Justice Department has ended an investigation into the bogus "Uranium One" conspiracy theory Republicans accused Hillary Clinton of, after the probe found "nothing worth pursuing," the Washington Post reported Thursday night.

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1 minute ago, benson13 said:

buffalo

Obama broke the law when he handed Iran billions in gold and U.S. currency that they could use to kill U.S. soldiers and spread Islamic terrorism globally. Obama broke the law when he gave the Russians one fifth of our Uranium resources so they could build more nukes to use against us. Obama broke the law when he decided which laws to enforce and which to ignore.

 

 

 

 

Puleaze.....its all been DEBUNKED

 

 

 

Freaking liar. The truth as posted by the NY Times:

 

"THE FACTS: There was no $150 billion payout from the U.S. treasury or other countries.

 

"When Iran signed the multinational deal to restrain its nuclear development in return for being freed from sanctions, it regained access to its own assets, which had been frozen abroad. Iran was allowed to get its money back. The deal actually was signed in 2015, after a 2013 preliminary agreement. Trump has taken the U.S. out of it.

 

The $1.8 billion is a separate matter. A payout of roughly that amount did come from the U.S. treasury. It was to pay an old IOU.

 

In the 1970s, Iran paid the U.S. $400 million for military equipment that was never delivered because the government was overthrown and diplomatic relations ruptured. After the nuclear deal, the U.S. and Iran announced they had settled the matter, with the U.S. agreeing to pay the $400 million principal along with about $1.3 billion in interest.

 

The $400 million was paid in cash and flown to Tehran on a cargo plane, which gave rise to Trump's previous dramatic accounts of money stuffed in barrels or boxes and delivered in the dead of night.


https://www.nytimes.com/apo...

That money should have been used to pay reparations to the faimilies MURDERED by the terrorist Iranian government,, ASSSHOLE. Your a GODDAMN TRAITOR!!!

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4 minutes ago, Scout said:

Seven Times the GAO Found the Obama Administration Violated Federal Law

 

Yet Obama NEVER violated the law for PERSONAL GAIN. 

 

Idiot.

He's a Saint.....must have been a miracle to gain those millions of dollars without ever working.

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27 minutes ago, Scout said:

Seven Times the GAO Found the Obama Administration Violated Federal Law

 

Yet Obama NEVER violated the law for PERSONAL GAIN. 

 

Idiot.

Those hacks can't tell sh*t from shinola

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1 hour ago, Scout said:

Seven Times the GAO Found the Obama Administration Violated Federal Law

 

Yet Obama NEVER violated the law for PERSONAL GAIN. 

 

Idiot.

Yes he did!

He violated the highest law of the land that he "SWORE" to uphold, THE CONSTITUTION. His oliness violated it for personal gain.

 

As Mychal Massie penned in 2014:

 

Obama swore that he would “to the best of [his] ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Inherent in same is the directive that the president is to protect the Constitutional rights of all Americans. But Obama has, from the beginning, operated based on racial prejudice. He refused to have his Justice Department investigate the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation in Philadelphia. He has repeatedly injected himself into racial situations showing overt racial prejudice against white Americans. He has sanctioned the Civil Rights Division of his Justice Department to not investigate any case in which the aggrieved are white.

And while that is egregious enough, the most reprehensible truth of his racialist actions is that he has shown forth such bigotry not because he supported blacks, but rather to foment racial discord for his personal gain.

Obama violated the Oath of Office when he decided to have the government pick the winners and losers of industry when he ordered the government takeover of the automobile industry. He violated the Oath of Office when he favored Muslims over American citizens. He violated the Oath of Office by following through on his promise to “fundamentally change America.”

Obama violated his Oath of Office by forcing his Ponzi-scheme (that makes what Bernie Madoff did look like conning children out of M&M’s) known as obamacare on the American people.

Obama violated his Oath of Office by knowingly and continuously lying to the American people about his diabolical plans for obamacare, not least of which was knowingly and intentionally deceiving religious organizations and church groups pursuant to their being forced to provide for abortions and embrace homosexuality.

Obama violated his Oath of Office by refusing to abide by the Constitutional checks and balances specific to Separation of Powers.

Obama has used lies and subterfuge as a cover to violate the Separation of Powers and has — in direct violation of the Constitution of The United States of America — used executive orders to write and institute legislation avoiding any Congressional input and/or oversight. Congress is the legislative body, not the White House.

I, along with you, can chronicle many, many more instances in which Obama has violated the Oath of Office he swore to uphold. That includes his illegal gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious which continues to result in the murder of hundreds of innocent people both in the United States and elsewhere in the world. He violated his Oath of Office when he refused to rescue Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods while he watched in real time as they were murdered by Muslim terrorists. He then not only personally lied, but I charge he suborned perjury when he had other high-ranking members of his administration knowingly and repeatedly lie about the terrorist attack.

Obama had a proven history of being a mendacious, pathological liar before becoming president, and since becoming president he has transpicuously displayed complete contempt for the truth. Inherent in the Oath of Office Obama swore to uphold is the understanding that the president of the United States of America would comport himself in a way so as to engender the trust of the people. Obama has undermined the trust, confidence, and unity of We the People at every possible turn.

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8 hours ago, Buffalo said:

 

59,322 In this Aug. 6, 2013, file photo. President Barack Obama laughs as the crowd sings him "Happy Birthday" at the start of his speech about housing at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix. The man who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is more than just another famous face, or the …AP/Jacquelyn Martin

JOEL B. POLLAK

16 Jan 202010152

5:32

Democrats and journalists were excited Thursday when the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a legal opinion that the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had violated the Impoundment Control Act by withholding congressionally appropriated aid to Ukraine last summer.

The non-binding opinion was disputed by the OMB, which released a memo last month arguing that the “programmatic” delay sought to fulfill, not oppose, congressional intent.

The GAO decision, which had been requested by Democrat Senator Chris van Hollen of Maryland, disagreed, concluding that the delay had been for “policy reasons,” not “programmatic delay.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) cited the decision in her morning press conference — though she had trouble pronouncing the word “impoundment” — and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) likewise trumpeted the GAO decision as a vindication of the House impeachment.

Though the GAO works for Congress, it is not the finder of fact in impeachment cases. Moreover, it is not even clear that the Impoundment Control Act is constitution.

Nevertheless, if a mere GAO finding is sufficient to justify impeachment, then President Barack Obama ought to have been impeached at least seven times over for each of the following cases in which the GAO found that the Obama administration had violated federal law.

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Secret Service (USSS) were found to have violated section 503 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, and the Antideficiency Act, in 2009 after the Secret Service reported that it had overspent on candidate protection in 2008 by $5,100,000, and used money from another program to cover the shortfall. DHS failed to notify Congress 15 days in advance of the “reprogramming.”
  • The Department of the Treasury was found to have violated the Antideficiency Act in 2014 when it used the voluntary services of four individuals. “Treasury did not appoint any of the individuals to federal employment, nor did any individual qualify as a student who may, under certain circumstances, perform voluntary service,” the GAO found, adding that there was no emergency that might have justified using the individuals to perform several months of work without receiving pay.
  • The Department of Defense was found to have violated the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 and the Antideficiency Act in the infamous Bowe Bergdahl swap, when President Barack Obama traded five high-level Taliban detainees for a U.S. Army deserter. The administration transferred the five Taliban from Guantanamo Bay without notifying relevant congressional committees 30 days in advance, as required by law. Republicans complained; Democrats were silent.
  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development was found to have violated the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, and the Antideficiency Act in 2014 when the deputy secretary of the department sent an email to “friends and colleagues” asking them to lobby the Senate in favor of a bill appropriating money to the department, and against amendments offered by Republican Senators.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency was found to have violated “publicity or propaganda and anti-lobbying provisions” in the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act and the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act in 2015 by using some of the department’s social media accounts in rule-making for the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulations (which have since been repealed under the Trump administration).
  • Two officials in the Department of Housing and Urban Development were found in 2016 to have violated Section 713 of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act by attempting to prevent a regional director within the agency from being interviewed by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (Notably, the GAO reversed its earlier decision that the department’s general counsel had not violated the law once it was presented with more evidence.)
  • The Federal Maritime Commission was found to have violated Section 711 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, as well as the Antideficiency Act, in 2016 when it failed to notify the relevant Senate and House committees that it had spent more than $5,000 to furnish and redecorate the office of its former director in 2010. (The total amount spent was $12,084 over three years, as noted by the GAO in a footnote reference to an inspector general’s report on the excessive expenditures.)

Needless to say, Obama was never impeached.

 

 

 

 

8 hours ago, Buffalo said:

His oliness broke the law when he handed Iran billions in gold and U.S. currency that they could use to kill U.S. soldiers and spread Islamic terrorism globally. His oliness broke the law when he gave the Russians one fifth of our Uranium resources so they could build more nukes to use against us. His oliness broke the law when he decided which laws to enforce and which to ignore.

Do you recall anyone attempting to impeach Obama over these paperwork violations? 😂

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