Scandal Articles

Focus Group: Strong Clinton Supporters Worried About Hillary

6:40 AM, Mar 19, 2015

Mark Halperin shared a New Hampshire focus group, mostly made up of strong Hillary Clinton supporters, this morning on MSNBC:

The focus group shows that the email scandal has in fact resonated and troubled supporters of Hillary Clinton.

"I don't think it was handled very well," one person says. "And I think that plays into your ability to make decisions in the big office."

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Carville: I 'Suspect' Hillary Used Private Email to Avoid Congressional Oversight

9:23 AM, Mar 15, 2015

James Carville, a former aide to Bill Clinton and a longtime defender of the Clintons, offered an explanation on ABC's This Week as to why Hillary Clinton might have used a private email account: to avoid congressional oversight.

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Report: House to Launch Investigation 'Into Hillary Clinton's Email Practices

'A case study in how not to do damage control.'
8:42 AM, Mar 15, 2015

Jonathan Karl of ABC News reported this morning that Speaker of the House John Boehner will announce an "investigation next week into Hillary Clinton's email practices as secretary of state."

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"Hillary Clinton may have hoped that she put the email controversy behind her with that press conference, but the investigations are now about to begin," said Karl.

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President Mocks Hillary's Homebrew Server

6:01 AM, Mar 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton was the butt of a joke from the commander in chief Saturday night in Washington. The line was delivered at the secretive Gridiron Club dinner, an annual event held by club made up of journalists.

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Last Time Clintons Withheld Gov't Docs, Obama Urged Voters to 'Turn the Page' on Them

Obama blasted Hillary's secrecy in 2007.
7:07 AM, Mar 13, 2015

As the White House claims that it was caught off-guard by the Clinton email scandal, or that President Obama 

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Hillary Deleted Emails Without Opening and Reading Each Piece

4:55 PM, Mar 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton's internal review of her personal email account did not involve opening and reading each piece of mail, according to a report in Time magazine.

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Howard Dean's Old Campaign Org Encourages Liz Warren to Run

3:07 PM, Mar 12, 2015

It’s worth keeping score on how progressives are reacting to the Clinton email problems. Some of them (like Eugene Robinson) are tentatively pushing the issue now, one assumes because they don’t especially like Clinton and think that this might be the moment to pull a more liberal challenger into the race.

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Hillary's Top Two Aides Used Personal Email at State Department

9:39 AM, Mar 11, 2015

Stephen F. Hayes reported on Fox News that Hillary Clinton's top two aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, used personal emails while working for the secretary of state at the State Department:

"Two of Hillary Clinton's top aides used personal email while they were employed at the State Department, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. Hillary Clinton's chief of staff. The State Department has evidence of this.

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Clinton Claims Only 20 Emails Per Day As Secretary of State

3:15 PM, Mar 10, 2015

During her press appearance today, Hillary Clinton acknowledged that about 60,000 emails, including sent and received, went through her home email server that she used during her tenure as secretary of state. About half of those, she said, were work related. UPI reports:

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Hilary Sends Email Promoting Foundation Before Press Conference

1:37 PM, Mar 10, 2015

Just before Hillary Clinton's scheduled press conference at the United Nations in New York City, the former sercertary of state sent an email to supporters of her family's foundation.

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Credentials for Hillary Press Avail Needed to Be Requested 24 Hours Ahead of Time

But word of the event didn't leak out until hours before event.
9:15 AM, Mar 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton will be holding a press availability today at the United Nations in New York City. But all members of the press won't be able to attend. Only those who requested credentials 24 hours before the event (or about 18 hours before news of the availability leaked out) will be credentialed.

MSNBC's Alex Seitz-Wald reported on the arrangement just now on MNSBC:

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WH: Obama Emailed With Hillary

12:59 PM, Mar 09, 2015

The White House admitted in today's press conference that in fact President Obama did exchange emails with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state:

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O'Malley Won't Defend Hillary's Use of Private Email

10:37 AM, Mar 07, 2015

Possible Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland, passed up an opportunity to defend his rival, Hillary Clinton, from growing criticism about her exclusive use of a private email system while she served as secretary of state. The moment came for O'Malley in an interview with a New Hampshire TV station, WMUR.

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Clinton State Department Ousted Ambassador Using Private Email

11:06 AM, Mar 05, 2015

In 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration abruptly stepped down from his post. According to a Foreign Policy report by Josh Rogin (now a reporter for Bloomberg), Gration was the subject of a withering evaluation from the State Department:

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Secret Service 'Guarding' Hillary's Home Email Server

12:02 PM, Mar 04, 2015

A buried lede in the Associated Press story about Hillary Clinton's use of a private, home email server:

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Hillary's Benghazi Problem Is Back

4:30 PM, Mar 03, 2015

Monday night, it was revealed that Hillary Clinton used a personal email account the entire time she served as secretary of state. Not only does conducting official business with a private account violate federal law, it raises a host of concerns ranging from whether or not her communications were secure from foreign intelligence services, to whether we'll be able to piece together an accurate historical record.

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Cuomo: Hillary Email Scandal 'Smells Terrible'

7:02 AM, Mar 03, 2015

CNN host Chris Cuomo said this morning that reports Hillary Clinton used her private email address to conduct official State Department business "smells terrible."

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Man Behind Lincoln Bedroom Fundraising Scheme Defends Clintons Taking Foreign Cash

11:35 AM, Feb 23, 2015

In 1993, Terry McAuliffe authored a memo that would essentially turn the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House into a hotel for top campaign donors. It would "be an excellent opportunity to energize our key people for the upcoming year," McAuliffe wrote. Now McAuliffe, who is currently the governor of Virginia, is defending the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation's acceptance of foreign cash.

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Ask Lynch About the IRS Scandal

2:01 PM, Jan 08, 2015

Confirming a new attorney general is near the top of the new Senate's to-do list. The power not to confirm the president's nominees is near the top of the Republicans' new consignment of political clout.

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It's Not the Crime, It's What Else the White House May Be Covering Up

10:24 PM, Oct 08, 2014

The Washington Post's Carol Leonnig has the details of yet another damaging Obama scandal:

As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved.

But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that information was never thoroughly investigated or publicly acknowledged.

As bad as that is, it gets much worse:

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VA: Incompetent? Corrupt? Both?

7:43 AM, Sep 23, 2014

A.J. Lagoe and Steve Eckert of Military Times report that:

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The VA Scandal: Not Going Away

12:38 PM, Sep 10, 2014

The VA’s culture of malfeasance and corruption resulted in a new leader, new legislation, and new money.  Still, as Jordain Carney of National Journal reports:

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Good Timing

10:29 AM, Aug 28, 2014

The VA has created a small public relations problem for itself.  Which, to say the least, is something it did not need. 

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Lois Lerner 'Made Too Much' to Collect Full Bonus in a Single Year

Lerner also laments 'hoi palloi' ruining exclusive neighborhoods in emails
12:43 PM, Jul 31, 2014

Media coverage of yesterday's latest development in the Lois Lerner 

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The VA Debacle

Jul 28, 2014

The twilight of the scandal-plagued Obama administration is upon us, and voters are faced with a real conundrum. Which of the failures of progressive governance should be confronted first? The Mideast is an even more blood-drenched goat rodeo than pessimists predicted. There are 50,000 illegal immigrant children warehoused at the border. The IRS is starting to bear a resemblance to the Stasi. Then there’s the roiling Obamacare disaster, and the related politically driven crusade against religious liberty. The Bergdahl swap. Benghazi. Fast and Furious. One could go on. 

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VA: The Hits Just Keep On Coming

9:38 AM, Jul 11, 2014

Veterans Affairs, following the iron law of institutional self-interest, has been paying its people well – improperly and, possibly, illegally so – at the expense of it supposed “clients” and its mission.

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While Veterans Wait

10:31 AM, Jul 07, 2014

Reporting on the Veterans Affairs, its problems, and what Congress might do to solve them, Craig Harris and Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic are not terribly encouraging.  They write that:

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IRS Lawyers Ready for Busy Week Ahead

1:04 PM, Jul 03, 2014

IRS lawyers ought to enjoy themselves this holiday weekend because, as the Washington Examiner's Mark Tapscott reports, "they'll be busier than normal next week." IRS counsel will make two separate appearances next week in court to explain and defend the agency's handling of Lois Lerner's

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Not So 'Phony' to Some Vets

1:17 PM, Jun 27, 2014

David Jackson of USA Today reports that President Obama told an audience, yesterday, that Washington is out of touch and obsessed with politics. Or something like that. And that instead of focusing on things that are important to the average citizen, Washington is peddling:

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Don’t Allow VA to Sabotage Real Reform

8:12 AM, Jun 24, 2014

Forty-four years after the legendary May 1970 Life magazine cover story first exposed the disgusting and shameful mistreatment of our nation’s Vietnam-era veterans in government medical facilities, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is once again in desperate need of reform. Courageous whistleblowers have exposed systemic corruption and exposed falsified records, secret waiting lists, and delayed care — representing yet another scandalous and unconscionable neglect of our nation’s veterans.

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