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Obama's House of Cards, Second Obama Cabinet Official Faces Contempt of Congress Charge

KCurtis 2012/07/09 22:21:19

Second Obama cabinet official faces contempt of Congress charge


By Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner



Could a second Obama cabinet member be found in contempt of
Congress? The possibility arose on Friday when House investigators
escalated their efforts to make Interior Secretary Ken Salazar comply
with a subpoena pertaining to the drilling moratorium that he imposed
after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


After the spill, Salazar had released a report recommending a
moratorium — a report protested by the very group of experts that it
cited, who said their opinions were misrepresented in order to justify
the moratorium.


“For more than three months, the [Interior] Department has flouted a
duly authorized and issued Congressional subpoena for documents that
would shed light on these actions, which led to thousands of lost jobs
and decreased American energy production in the Gulf of Mexico,” House
Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., wrote in a
letter to Salazar on Friday. “The Department’s failure to respond to the
request to schedule interviews calls into question the sincerity of its
recent statements about wanting to reach a mutually agreeable
accommodation of the Committee’s oversight interest into this matter.”
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  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/07/17 04:27:17
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    Didn't hear a thing about it. Not surprised. Tear down this corrupt Commie regime, even if it's one douchebag at a time!
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/07/12 06:16:06
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +2
    If this guy talks too much, "Mr Fix it", Eric Holder will have him feeling depressed and suicidal.
  • Hawk 2012/07/11 14:03:45 (edited)
    Hawk
    +3
    Not a word from the main stream media,they are in obama`s pocket. Are you surprised??? aword main stream mediathey obamas pocket surprised
  • Sheila 2012/07/10 19:21:54
    Sheila
    +3
    The level of corruption in this administration is astounding. At what point do we say enough is enough??

    That moratorium did severe damage to the company I work for. I hope they fry him.
  • stevmackey 2012/07/10 19:09:00
    stevmackey
    +4
    Go get 'em.
  • Diane Spraggs Yates 2012/07/10 16:09:17
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +3
    Obama and his cronnies only obey laws they agree with and EO and they get bywith it !!!!
  • mich52 2012/07/10 14:37:10
  • Sheila mich52 2012/07/10 19:24:19
    Sheila
    +3
    How so? IF this is true do you want it to continue JUST BECAUSE OF WHO THE PRES IS???

    If any other of our Presidents had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

    If any other of our Presidents had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

    If any other of our Presidents had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?

    If any other of our Presidents joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder who's side he was on?

    If any other of our Presidents had pronounced the Marine Corps like Marine Corpse, would you think him an idiot?

    If any other of our Presidents had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium onoffshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one foreign company had an accident, would you have agreed?

    If any other of our Presidents had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87,000 American workers unemployed would you support him?

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    How so? IF this is true do you want it to continue JUST BECAUSE OF WHO THE PRES IS???

    If any other of our Presidents had doubled the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

    If any other of our Presidents had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

    If any other of our Presidents had criticized a state law that he admitted he never even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?

    If any other of our Presidents joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration, would you question his patriotism and wonder who's side he was on?

    If any other of our Presidents had pronounced the Marine Corps like Marine Corpse, would you think him an idiot?

    If any other of our Presidents had put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a moratorium onoffshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry because one foreign company had an accident, would you have agreed?

    If any other of our Presidents had used a forged document as the basis of the moratorium that would render 87,000 American workers unemployed would you support him?

    If any other of our Presidents had been the first President to need aTeleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

    If any other of our Presidents had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take his First Lady to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

    If any other of our Presidents had reduced your retirement plan holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

    If any other of our Presidents had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

    If any other of our Presidents had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

    If any other of our Presidents had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought it a proud moment for America?

    If any other of our Presidents had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia would you have approved? *

    If any other of our Presidents had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

    If any other of our Presidents had filled his Cabinet and circle of Advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

    If any other of our Presidents had stated that there were 57 states in the United States, wouldn't you have had second thoughts about his capabilities?

    If any other of our Presidents would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in his home town, would you not have thought he was a self-important, conceited, egotistical jerk.

    If any other of our Presidents had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco deMayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, wouldn't you have winced in embarrassment?

    If any other of our Presidents had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

    If any other of our Presidents' administrations had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

    If any other of our Presidents had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

    If any other of our Presidents had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America, would you have ever approved.

    If any other of our Presidents had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?
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  • mich52 Sheila 2012/07/10 20:17:23
  • Sheila mich52 2012/07/10 21:40:27
    Sheila
    +1
    Not in numbers like that.

    My point was he is not really awesome and if someone on the right had done these things your side would be peeing themselves...

    so how bout that possible contempt charge on yet another of the administration? That is pretty "cool" huh?
  • mich52 Sheila 2012/07/10 22:27:07
  • Sheila mich52 2012/07/11 13:32:15
    Sheila
    +3
    Shutting it down as you say cost my state as much as the spill itself did. It has put a BUNCH of folks out of work and done NOTHING for the safety of the industry. We forced our people out and opened it to countries that are NOT subject to the EPA or any other safety net. Research all you like I am in an offshoot of the oil industry ( we provide support services) and know the truth.
  • twocrows 2012/07/10 14:33:37
    twocrows
    **sigh** when are the people going to wake up and see what Congress is doing?
    remember Bill Clinton's presidency? remember how he was hounded and hounded by people who were looking for criminal activity with White Water and accusing him of murder, fergoshsakes?
    and Ken Starr spent millions and millions and millions of your and my tax dollars - to what end? they finally had to find him in contempt for SLEEPING WITH SOMEONE OTHER THAN HIS WIFE.

    this is more of the same. they're trying to 1] make sure no Democratic president can ever govern (they failed with Clinton and they'll fail with Obama, too, but they WILL try) and 2] convince every Democrat who glances at the White House that it's not worth the trouble.

    after what happened with Clinton and then when Al Gore was running and the Republicans dug up a scandal regarding his accepting donations from Buddhists, I saw the writing on the wall. and yep - here they are, right on schedule.

    meanwhile where are the jobs policies, Congress?
  • Sheila twocrows 2012/07/10 19:24:58
    Sheila
    +2
    Ask Harry reid. the house has passed 30 bills the senate wont allow to be heard.
  • Pedro D... twocrows 2012/07/12 06:34:40
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    Ken Star, an inside man appointed by the Reno (she didn't blink with out the pres approval) thus Clinton himself. Plus he had Mr Fix it , Eric Holder helping. The first thing Starr did was drop all the Felony Charges that bordered on Treason. The week link Vince Foster had all ready depressed and suicided himself so that problem was solved.

    Next they all put their heads together, including Hillary and looked for a sure fire diversion. They asked this young intern if she wanted to play, for some cash of course and some future considerations. She said sure and the game was on. The FAKE Monica Lewinsky Blow Job took the country by storm. They fell for it hook, line and sinker. Ken Star spent Millions of the US Taxpayers money to keep Bill and Hillary out of jail at the least and possible other punishments associated with Treason were put to sleep.

    The rest is history. Clinton and Larry Summers got the repeal of Glass Steigal through and that is the core of the Obama - Bush economic collapse.
  • jimmy d twocrows 2012/08/01 13:51:52
    jimmy d
    +1
    The PRIVATE SECTOR creates jobs moron!!!!
  • Grandpa 2012/07/10 14:01:21 (edited)
  • Seonag 2012/07/10 13:59:15
    Seonag
    +4
    The Administration sees no reason to comply with subpoenas when they have the DOJ and current Senate in their pocket. I sure hope that if Obama looses, Congress in its new session continues to investigate all of this! But, the past shows they sweep it under the carpet and continue as is.
  • shadow76 2012/07/10 13:52:59
    shadow76
    +4
    Couldn't have happened to a better crook!
  • john Kills 2012/07/10 12:48:02
    john Kills
    +4
    They are laughing. The government is going through the motions but, nobody is going to be held accountable, nobody is going to jail or be fined. The government is not going to punish itself.
  • jimmy john Kills 2012/07/10 13:49:32
    jimmy
    +2
    that's for sure
  • The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA 2012/07/10 10:49:32
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    +7
    The ENTIRE O-VOMIT ADMINISTRATION is in contempt of the United States of America! It's not what they want it to be yet, so they have contempt for what the US was, and contempt for anyone or thing that gets in the way of them re-making the country into something it was never intended to be! IMPEACH THE WHOLE DNC! F*CKING LIBTURD LIARS AND CHEATS!!
  • Andrew 2012/07/10 08:12:10
    Andrew
    +7
    So much for the most "transparent" Administration in history! Be assured that any such claim made by Progressives is probably a prophetic acknowkedgement that the opposite can be expected!
  • jimmy Andrew 2012/07/10 13:50:05
    jimmy
    +2
    so true
  • LesWaggoner BN 1 2012/07/10 07:30:34
    LesWaggoner BN 1
    +2
    More Republican BS to avoid job creation.
  • Sheila LesWagg... 2012/07/10 19:26:17
    Sheila
    +1
    30ish bills that dirty Harry wont allow to be introduced into the senate. try again.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/07/10 06:29:22
    TheTruth1313
    +4
    Sadly, the dictator in chief will probably be able to pull the same crap that he did to get Holder off.
  • unicorn_lady1 2012/07/10 06:20:32
    unicorn_lady1
    +3
    Salazar is contemptible.
  • AL 2012/07/10 04:42:31
    AL
    +4
    Hail hail the gangs all here!
  • Red Branch 2012/07/10 04:36:24
    Red Branch
    +5
    Too Little, Too Late.
  • Ken 2012/07/10 03:56:47
    Ken
    +6
    Clearly the most corrupt administration in US history.
  • maggiemay 2012/07/10 03:12:24 (edited)
    maggiemay
    +7
    I'm sorry to hear this about Salazar. He was a Senator from my home state, and did a good job for Colorado. I swear Washington has turned into a damn cesspool, and Obama, and his thugs are floating at the top. Hell we don't need to drain the swamp we need to blow it up, take away their power,and send them packing.
  • hawk Semper Fi 2012/07/10 02:14:40
    hawk Semper Fi
    +4
    Go Get Them

    Semper Fi
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/07/10 01:04:39
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +5
    Any that's been before them have lied their butts off to cover his a** and they should be up for it also..
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2012/07/10 00:37:17
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +7
    Indict them all, they're all loons!
  • Murph 65 2012/07/10 00:32:39
    Murph 65
    +6
    Go get him, Congress, and maybe he will drag Holder in by his coattails so he doesn't have to face it alone. It's time for Obama's house of cards to be Obama's swan song.
  • ed 2012/07/10 00:00:39
    ed
    +5
    not a second well that leaves how many more to go?
  • dasimon1 2012/07/09 23:57:39
    dasimon1
    +5
    Another one's going to bite the dust And another one, and another one, Before ya know it
    Obama the turd will be all alone.,....... Hey did any one here that Soros dropped him like a hot potato and is going to Romney.....iuf that happens we are i n trouble deeply!
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/07/09 23:20:02
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +9
    They dummy up as the dummies go down! Shame on you LSM.
  • Aurora 2012/07/09 23:02:35
    Aurora
    +6
    Sweet, I did not know this. Ken Salazar is one weird dude and a terrible Interior Secretary. More Failure under Obama.

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