On October 27, the House of Representatives moved to impeach the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen. It may seem odd that Koskinen is being punished since he wasn’t commissioner when the IRS scandal broke two years ago. But make no mistake, Koskinen is a worthy candidate for impeachment.
In its handling of health care for veterans, the VA’s ineptitude and corruption have been widely exposed and condemned. Though, of late, Hillary Clinton has been saying that it wasn’t as bad as all that. In her view, the real problem is not long wait times covered up by falsified records which, in many cases, resulted in untreated conditions leading to … well, death.
The problems just keep stacking up for Louisiana Republican David Vitter as he battles to stay alive in what's become a contentious race for governor. The two-term U.S. senator has been dogged by new allegations surrounding his use of prostitutes in New Orleans and Washington, D.C.
Two former high-ranking Obama administration officials say they did not know about the existence of Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was serving as secretary of state. They also refused to say whether they approved her use of such a server.
Congressman Mike Pompeo, a Republican member of the Benghazi Select Committee, told NBC's Chuck Todd that Hillary Clinton's handling of the investigation into the September 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi "worse" than Watergate.
One of the most memorable moments from the first Democratic presidential debate was an unexpected one. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic-socialist senator from Vermont who is leading the polls in New Hampshire, took a question about the email scandal that has badly complicated Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Rather than use it as a truncheon to hurt his primary opponent, Sanders took the occasion to defend her.
During Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, Bernie Sanders resuced Hillary Clinton. "The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails," Sanders said, standing up for Clinton.
Clinton laughed and replied, "Me too, me too!"
The CNN debate moderator then addressed Lincoln Chafee, who said, "we have to repair American credibility." He went on to say, "I think we need somebody with the best and ethical standards as our next president."
Cooper asked Clinton if she'd like to respond, to which she said, "no."
IRS lawyer Geoffrey J. Klimas told the court that as the agency was putting together a set of documents to turn over to Judicial Watch, it realized Ms. Lerner had used yet another email account, in addition to her official one and another personal one already known to the agency.
Bakari Sellers, a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and a key supporter in that early state, scolded Hillary Clinton for her comments about her email server.
"I think that anybody who is of sound mind knows that that comment was ill-advised, flippant at best, and the Kanye shrug she gave ... will be a GIF that will last throughout the campaign," Sellers said this morning on CNN.
Hillary Clinton is a scandalous candidate for president of the United States. Most people acknowledge this, at least judging by her plummeting poll numbers. A raft of stories gives the distinct impression that she and her husband have been running an elaborate pay-to-play operation. Donations to the Clinton Foundation may have produced favorable State Department policies dealing with Russia-owned U.S. uranium deposits, Haitian relief efforts, and foreign banking interests.
A little over 30 years ago, three generations of the McMartin family, who had run a nursery school in Los Angeles for decades, were arrested, jailed, and put on trial, charged with hundreds of sensational counts of child sexual abuse. Six years later, when no convictions had been obtained, all charges were dropped against them—including against one family member who had languished in jail for five years without being convicted of anything.