Tag Archive: Whitewash


On Christmas Eve, NSA Quietly Releases 12 Years Worth Of Internal Reports

 

 

 

” This holiday season, the NSA participated in a longstanding media tradition—dumping a large bit of news during a busy period of time when many likely weren’t paying attention.

  The US spy agency responded to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union by quietly releasing 12 years worth of internal reports on Christmas Eve. Several included reports were previously withheld illegally, and they became the subject of the FOIA lawsuit in 2009.

  The new trove of information has inspired a different breed of headlines, such as “Highlights From Newly Released NSA Oversight Reports Reveal Bumbling Ineptitude But No Evidence Of Systematic Abuse” from Forbes. The newly discovered errors ran the gamut, including American data being e-mailed to unauthorized recipients, data being kept on unsecured computers, and sensitive information being sent to the wrong printer.”

 

 

 

 

 

Ars Technica has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRS Off The Hook: No Criminal Charges Over Tea Party Targeting

 

 

” The FBI is not planning to file criminal charges involving the Internal Revenue Service’s extra scrutiny of the Tea Party and other conservative groups, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing law enforcement officials.

  The newspaper quoted officials as saying that investigators probing the IRS actions, which unleashed a political furor in Washington, did not uncover the type of political bias or “enemy hunting” that would constitute a criminal violation. The evidence showed a mismanaged agency enforcing rules it did not understand on applications for tax exemptions, the Journal reported.

  The case is still under investigation, but criminal charges were unlikely unless unexpected evidence emerged, officials familiar with the probe told the paper.

  A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment when queried by Reuters.”

 

   The corruption of Federal law enforcement is complete . The time to make like Henry Bowman is nigh . The State looks out for it’s own interests and those interests do not coincide with the interests of those who pay the bills .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama, Clinton Escape Blame In Benghazi Report

 

 

” “Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place,” says the report, which was written by the “Accountability Review Board for Benghazi.”

“However, the Board did not find reasonable cause to determine that any individual U.S. government employee breached his or her duty,” state the report’s authors, all picked by the administration. “