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WH Spokesman: Congressional
Oversight ´Is Pretty Entertaining´

Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/25/2014 10:18:13 AM

Responding to a question about the IRS scandal, White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Tuesday said the White House is committed to "cooperating" with both "legitimate" and "illegitimate" congressional oversight. "But I´ll go through it again, because it´s pretty entertaining," he told a reporter. That reporter wondered if the IRS´s two-month delay in telling Congress about Lois Lerner´s missing emails was "acceptable to this White House." "[W]hat would Congress have done had they known about it in April or May or whenever the commissioner first learned about it?" Earnest responded. "The fact of the matter is that this

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: troutgreen, 6/25/2014 11:12:29 AM     (No. 9899227)

Never thought I´d miss Jay Carney.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: abingtonjim, 6/25/2014 11:34:06 AM     (No. 9899261)

Being snarky must be a requirement.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Black Knight, 6/25/2014 11:42:36 AM     (No. 9899272)

Insanity is allowing the Executive branch to investigate itself with no accountability.

The Congress needs to establish a Congressional Attorney General to prosecute all Inspector General findings of possible Executive Branch lawbreaking, with no Presidential power to grant pardons due to conflict of interest

The House needs to reestablish Constitutional Oversight by creating their own House Office of Inspector General, as a non-negotiable component of the next Debt Ceiling, with power to subpoena any Department and investigate Executive Branch waste, fraud and abuse.

Trey Gowdy should chair the committee directing the House IG.

For the worst-offender 50% of Departments, in every annual and supplemental appropriations bill, the House should freeze compensation, end bonuses, de-fund named political appointees, and whack their budgets and staff by 5% annually until they are small enough for the administration to control.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thomthomp, 6/25/2014 12:06:50 PM     (No. 9899305)

A favorite Democrat tactic is to throw out numbers as if they mean something. There have been "17 hearings". We gave them "24,000 emails". The number of hearings is irrelevant if they have all been stonewalled. The number of emails provided means nothing if ALL the emails required are not turned over. It´s like, "We turned over every gun except, of course, the smoking one." None of these numbers are useful except to fool the lo-info public and give the liberal MSM copy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ruready?, 6/25/2014 12:07:01 PM     (No. 9899306)

Dude!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bugboy, 6/25/2014 12:22:26 PM     (No. 9899318)

WH Spokesman: Congressional Oversight ´Is Pretty Entertaining´

What that statement amounts to is Obama and his minions thumbing their noses at Congress and the rule of law.

Since the Congress is supposed to represent the people de facto he´s telling every American what he thinks of them!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jt26, 6/25/2014 1:09:27 PM     (No. 9899390)

Dude, stop wee weeing on the rule of law and the American people.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 6/25/2014 5:40:49 PM     (No. 9899729)

Clearly, the recruiting territory for new White House spokefolk is the White House lawn, where candy-ass squirrels abound.

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