October 28, 2016
FBI Director Comey informed members of Congress Friday that he was reopening the investigation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server. New evidence has been found “in connection with an unrelated case.” Read more here.
October 5, 2016
The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, believes so. After the committee reviewed the immunity deals given to Clinton aides, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson, Chairman Goodlatte wrote a letter to Attorney General Lynch asking for an explanation:
Please provide a written response to the below questions and make DOJ staff available for a briefing on this matter no later than October 10, 2016.
- Why did the FBI agree to destroy both Cheryl Mills’ and Heather Samuelson’s laptops after concluding its search?
- Doesn’t the willingness of Ms. Mills and Ms. Samuelson to have their laptops destroyed by the FBI contradict their claim that the laptops could have been withheld because they contained non-relevant, privileged information? If so, doesn’t that undermine the claim that the side agreements were necessary
- Have these laptops, or the contents of the laptops, in fact been destroyed, thereby making follow up investigations by the FBI, or Congressional oversight, impossible?
Chairman Goodlatte had several other questions for the AG. You can view the letter here.
September 26, 2016
Despite his public claims to the contrary, President Obama was aware of Hillary Clinton’s use of private email on a private server. How do we know this? Because he emailed her private email account, using a pseudonym to “hide” his identity. When asked to produce these emails under a FOIA suit, the State Department refused, citing “presidential communication privilege.” (thereby confirming the emails were from the President.) Details here.
April 25, 2016
Most likely, they will do what they’ve already done in Europe and China – install self-service kiosks. (Don’t laugh. Where have all the video stores gone? Redbox.) Say goodbye to those “livable wage” entry level jobs.
The good news is that it looks like fun to build a giant fast food burger meal costing £16 (about $23 American).
April 4, 2016
A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed that the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spent $1,400,000 to develop and install a randomizer app that picks left or right … randomly. (That’s all it does.) A TSA official then reads the left/right arrow and directs people to enter the appropriate left/right line. You can read more details here or view the video below. Notice in the video that the official clarifies that there are exceptions to the randomizing – groups, families with children or elderly, etc. I especially like the exception, “when the line gets too long, we don’t randomize.” Typical government efficiency and consistency on display.
(By the way, I have no criticism of the TSA official in the video. She is doing her job in a friendly and efficient manner, even while being video recorded.)