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  • Veterans (VA) Adverse Action Report

    What is the Veterans (VA) Adverse Action Report?

    Simply put, it is the actions taken by President Trump’s administration against the misconduct of 527 VA employees, that were fired, and the 727 disciplinary actions  taken for misconduct since Jan 20, 2017. ( A 26 PAGE LIST )

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    Click on the link to read the list

    The list does not include the employees’ names but shows their positions.

    Adverse Action Report – Department of Veterans Affairs

    https://www.va.gov/accountability/Adverse_Actions_Report.pdf

    8 hours ago – Adverse Actions Report July 3, 2017. Current as of July 3, 2017. Org / VISN. Position. Action Taken. Effective Date. NCA. Tractor Operator.

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    They almost got away with it!

    May 21, 2014 The Veteran’s Administration Scandal

    September 5, 2014  Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG)

    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”

    A report in today’s media questions the independence and integrity of the dedicated men and women who work in our organization.
    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”
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    Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’

    Acting Inspector General’s response to media coverage of baseless allegations on the independence and integrity of the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System report.

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Office of Inspector General
    September 5, 2014
    A Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General
    The VA Office of Inspector General undertakes reviews at the request of the
    Department’s leadership, Members of Congress,and many others. While they are all
    well within their rights to request a review, NO ONE has the right to dictate the outcome.
    A report in today’s media questions the independence and integrity of the dedicated men and women who work in our organization.
    “THERE IS NO BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE ALLEGATIONS”
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    Statement from the Acting VA Inspector General

    Suggestions from the media and some Members of Congress that the OIG kept secret inappropriate scheduling practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System are belied by nearly a decade of reporting by the Office of Inspector General. Read the Acting Inspector General’s statement; a chronology of OIG reporting, Keeping Congress and VA Secretary Informed: VA Office of Inspector General’s Reporting on Patient Wait Times from 2005-2014; and the 2008 memorandum of administrative investigation on altered wait times at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

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    Response to Baseless Allegations Regarding the ‘Phoenix Report’

    Acting Inspector General’s response to media coverage of baseless allegations on the independence and integrity of the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System report.

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    Questions and Answers on the Most Significant Aspects of the OIG’s ‘Phoenix’ Report

    Questions and Answers on the Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System

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    Indeed, they almost got away with it….

    SEP 4, 2015 – A new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) 

    The VA OIG press release reads in part:We also substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years. Information security deficiencies, such as the lack of audit trails and system backups, limited our ability to review some issues fully and rule out data manipulation. Finally, we substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013.

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    300,000 Veterans May Have Died Waiting For Care

    www.disabledveterans.org › Ben’s Blog

    SEP 4, 2015 – A new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG)  confirmed whistleblower claims that 300000 veterans may have died while waiting for health care – one veteran waited for …

    The IG investigation focused on Veterans Health Administration’s Health Eligibility Center. This is part of the Chief Business Office that also manages fee basis, non-VA health care. The reported concluded the Chief Business Office has no effectively manages its business processes and data systems to ensure accuracy of data within the Enrollment System.

    This failure resulted in 307,000 entries for pending requests for health care where Social Security showed that the veteran died. Due to convenient limitations with how VA tallies various numbers, VA OIG was unable to conclusively determine if those 307,000 claims were also waiting for health care benefits

    The VA OIG press release reads in part:

    OIG also substantiated that pending records included entries for over 307,000 individuals reported as deceased by the Social Security Administration. Again because of data limitations, we could not determine how many pending records represent veterans who applied for health care benefits. We also substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years. Information security deficiencies, such as the lack of audit trails and system backups, limited our ability to review some issues fully and rule out data manipulation. Finally, we substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013. This backlog developed because the HEC did not adequately manage its workload and lacked controls to ensure entry of its workload into the enrollment system.

    Source: http://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/press-releases/VAOIG-WhistleblowerClaimsExtensivePersistentProbVetsHlthCER.pdf

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    SEP 4, 2015 – The new report by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) 

    Substantiated that the HEC identified over 11,000 unprocessed health care applications and about 28,000 other transactions in January 2013.

    And, they substantiated that employees incorrectly marked unprocessed applications as completed and possibly deleted 10,000 or more transactions over the past 5 years

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    SEP 4, 2015   DONALD J. TRUMP WITH  THE SUBSTANTIATED  BASIS IN FACT TO SUPPORT THESE VETERAN’S ABUSE  ALLEGATIONS”

    OCTOBER 27, 2015,  TRUMP SAID “I AM GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE (DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS) LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE,” ,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

    FOUR DAYS LATER ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP DISCLOSED HIS PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

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    ON JAN 20, 2017  PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HAD A 26 PAGE LIST. AND,  THEY STARTED FIRING“THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    AND, AS DISCLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON JULY 7, 2017  527 VA EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN FIRED, AND  727 DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FOR THEIR MISCONDUCT SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK OFFICE .


  • 526 VA Officials Fired for Misconduct

    FOX NEWS REPORTED, JULY 7, 2017  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FIRED 526 VA OFFICIALS FOR MISCONDUCT

    Patriotic Americans  remember the May 2014 The VA Scandal.

    Did you ever hear this? May 21, 2014 Veterans Affairs officials said Wednesday that their mission was precisely the same as the one President Abraham Lincoln described in his second Inaugural Address in 1865: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

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    OCTOBER 27, 2015  DONALD TRUMP QUOTE SIOUX CITY, IOWA (CNN)

    A QUESTION FROM A WOUNDED VETERAN  COMPELLED TRUMP’S RESPONSE  

    OCTOBER 27, 2015  “I AM GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE (DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS) LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE,” TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

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    Hundreds of VA officials fired since Trump’s inauguration – CBS News

    www.cbsnews.com/news/hundreds-of-va-officials-fired-since-trumps-inauguration/

    By Bo Erickson and Ellee Watson CBS News July 7, 2017, 2:12 PM. Hundreds of VA officials fired since Trump’s inauguration … than 500 officials have been fired for misconduct since President Trump took office … The list outlines a total of 747 disciplinary actions including 526 employees who were fired since January 20, 2017.

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    INDEED, DONALD J. TRUMP’S MISSION HAS ALWAYS BEEN  PRECISELY THE SAME AS THE ONE PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN DESCRIBED IN HIS SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS IN 1865: “TO CARE FOR HIM WHO SHALL HAVE BORNE THE BATTLE, AND FOR HIS WIDOW, AND HIS ORPHAN.” AND,  LEST WE FORGET, AS IN LINCOLN’S NOV 19, 1863, GETTSBURG ADDRESS.

    ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP’S PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 27, 2015, TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT”.

    INDEED AS GUARANTEED, FOX NEWS REPORTED, JULY 7, 2017  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FIRED 526 VA OFFICIALS FOR MISCONDUCT

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    Donald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27 …

    ▶ 4:12

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAwY5XsE4-k

    OCT 27, 2015 – Uploaded by Right Side Broadcasting Network

    Donald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27-15). Right Side BroadcastingDonald Trump Offers To Personally Help Wounded Vet in Iowa (10-27-15) Right Side Broadcasting Network 1,626,450 views

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    Donald Trump’s surprise promise to a wounded veteran

    By Noah Gray, CNN Updated 11:19 PM ET, Tue OCTOBER 27, 2015

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    Donald Trump Rally For Veterans! (Full Rally) – YouTube

    ▶ 56:29

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwKgWhzeaOM

    JAN 28, 2016 – Uploaded by wwwMOXNEWScom

    January 28, 2016 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com.

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    JAN 29, 2016  CNBC ASKS WHY ABSENT TRUMP WON THE DEBATE?

    and, trash talking the establishment GOP contenders..

    An absent Trump won this debate: Why – CNBC.com

    www.cnbc.com/2016/01/29/an-absent-trump-won-this-debate-why.html

    JAN 29, 2016 – By missing the GOP debate, Donald Trump was spared all but glancing blows from those battling to catch up.

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump won. The Republican debate lost — and so did his rivals.

    The Republican candidate skipped the final televised faceoff before Iowans vote in caucuses on Monday. That spared him all but glancing, humorous blows from those battling to catch up.

    “Let me say, I’m a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly,” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas began. “And Ben, you’re a terrible surgeon. Now that we’ve gotten the Donald Trump portion out of the way …”

    Later, Cruz jokingly threatened to leave the stage if he received any more challenging questions. He drew a few chuckles — but also drew attention to what moderator Megyn Kelly called “The elephant not on the stage.”

    The altered dynamic left more room than usual for other candidates. Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida both received heightened scrutiny of their stances

    Similar scrutiny of Trump, whose reversals have appeared more stark, would have amplified attacks he is suffering in TV attack ads. With his absence, he avoided it.

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who once was expected to become the top Republican candidate, displayed more assertiveness and command in the absence of the bombastic real estate magnate whose success so far has dumbfounded the son and brother of former presidents. Yet he has fallen so far behind that his ability to take advantage is questionable.

    The same is true of libertarian Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, the iconoclastic legacy candidate who had hoped to inherit the base of his father, Ron Paul,

    Govs. John Kasich of Ohio and Chris Christie of New Jersey also enjoyed moments of command. But their messages underscored their hope merely to survive caucuses here and score a breakthrough in New Hampshire eight days after the Iowa caucuses.

    Yet they never got a chance to lay a glove on the runaway leader in New Hampshire, and in the South Carolina primary after that, and in national polls. That’s Trump, who managed another feat of media jujitsu after having dominated headlines before the debate with drama about whether he’d show up.

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    01/28/16 02:56 LIBERAL MEDIA’S FAVORITE SUBJECT TRASH TALKING DONALD J. TRUMP

    BEFORE TRUMP’S  JAN 28, 2016 RALLY FOR VETERAN’S

    Ever since Donald Trump launched his campaign for president last summer, he has linked himself closely to the cause of veterans he believes have been mistreated by the federal government. Most recently, he has pledged to headline a high-profile fundraiser in Des Moines on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project instead of attending a potentially crucial Republican debate on Thursday prior to the Iowa caucuses. Trump has scheduled his fundraiser to air opposite the Fox News-hosted debate.

    Trump has been widely criticized by veteran’s groups FOR NOT PROVIDING SPECIFICS about what he would do to address the concerns and challenges of the veteran community

     “We’re going to take care of those wounded warriors and we’re going to take care of our vets better than anybody,” he said on the USS Wisconsin last October, 2015. “[My] plan will ensure our veterans get the care they need, wherever and whenever they need it.”

    the only specific policy shift he outlined was that he would support allowing veterans to seek medical care covered by Medicare from non-VA affiliated hospitals in a  competitive marketplace

    ON OCT 31, 2015 TRUMP’S PLAN TO REFORM THE VA… HE WOULD FIRE “THE CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT VA EXECUTIVES WHO LET OUR VETERANS DOWN.”

    REMEMBER ON OCTOBER 27, 2015, TRUMP SAID,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT”.

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    Donald Trump Plan To Reform Veterans Affairs – Trump Norfolk Rally …

    ▶ 17:31

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q2bwmq6PBs

    OCT 31, 2015 – Uploaded by Les Grossman NEW OFFICIAL CHANNEL

    Donald Trump unveiled his plan Saturday to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs on the USS Wisconsin

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    JULY 6, 2017 … Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is partnering with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Austin, Texas for a … Defend and Reform Town Hall Series

    Concerned Veterans for America – Home | Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com › Places › Arlington, Virginia

    416503 likes · 3036 talking about this. … Concerned Veterans for America Defend and Reform Town Hall in . …. Concerned Veterans for America Defend and Reform Town Hall Series in Austin, TX July 6, 2017Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is partnering with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Austin, Texas for a …

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    May 2014, It was whistleblowers who exposed the VA Scandal over long waits for care, over three years ago.

    October 27, 2015  Donald Trump quote…

    “I am going to put pressure on the (Department of Veterans Affairs) like you wouldn’t believe”

    Trump said,  “AS PRESIDENT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.

    INDEED….


  • July 4, 2017 Celebrate US Veterans with Trump

    I am an American Citizen, a  God Fearing, bible clutching, gun toting, plain speaking, allegiance pledging, hard working, taxpaying, liberty loving, fighter for freedom

    I watched President Trump’s  July 1, 2017. And, I absolutely loved Our Presidents “Celebrate Freedom” rally,  a Tribute to our American War Heroes, the U.S. VETERANS that have fought and died protecting our freedom.

    President Trump Tribute Veterans Kennedy Center, Jul 1 2017 | C …

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?430774-2/president-trump-tribute-veterans-kennedy…

    13 hours ago – MyC-SPAN LOGIN · Created by Cable … July 1, 2017. President Trump Tribute to Veterans at Kennedy Center … President Trump spoke at the “Celebrate Freedom” rally honoring U.S. veterans. The program ….. People in this video … Step 2: Select Your Provider. Select Your Provider. Step 3: Find CSPAN.

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    Indeed, President Trump used his first Fourth of July speech to honor veterans, our American War Heroes

    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary… USA Protection Acts, Executive Orders and the (VA) SES

    Apr 27, 2017 President Trump on Thursday signed an EXECUTIVE ORDER to create the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, a new office within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

    Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and …

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/…press…/presidential-executive-order-improving-accoun…

    Apr 27, 2017 – Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs … By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws … DONALD J. TRUMP.

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    When in the course of human events it was necessary in 2000? The VHA began collecting patients wait time data in 2000 for which the then-General Accounting Office (GAO) REPORTED INACCURACIES.[20]

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    When in the course of human events it was necessary  By July 2002, The VA reported to Congress that over 300,000 veterans nationwide were either forced onto waiting lists or forced to wait over six months for a medical appointment.[21][22]

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    MAY 2014 WHEN THE VA SCANDLE WAS FINALLY EXPOSED TO THE PUBLIC

     June 20, 2014 Congressional investigation Senior Executive Service (SES)

    On June 20, 2014, the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee learned that every one of the 470 SENIOR EXECUTIVES in the VA received performance evaluations that indicated they were at least “fully successful” in each of the past four years.. SENIOR EXECUTIVES were paid a total of $2.4 million in bonus compensation in the most recent year. Gina S. Farrisee, VA assistant secretary for human resources and administration, admitted in her written comments that the department needed to do better at holding executives accountable.

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    JUNE 23, 2017 THANKS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AFTER TEN YEARS

    Congress passed the Veteran’s Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017  and President Trump signed it into law. This bill gives senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs THE POWER TO FIRE FAILING EMPLOYEES and establishes safeguards to protect those who reveal wrongdoing in the agency.

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    I watched President Trump’s  July 1, 2017. And, I absolutely loved Our Presidents “Celebrate Freedom” rally,  a Tribute to our American War Heroes, the U.S. VETERANS that have fought and died protecting our freedom.

    The introduction was by  First Baptist Paster Robert Jeffress.

    If you are an American Citizen , a  God Fearing, bible clutching, gun toting, plain speaking, allegiance pledging, hard working, taxpaying, liberty loving, fighter for freedom

    I guarantee that you will love it too.


  • Understanding WA DC Politics 1883-2017

    Despite the host of management and organizational studies, Washington exposés and critiques of bureaucracy very little information is available about the working world, and everyday conduct of the top people in government.

    June 25, 2017 There is no LEFT or RIGHT in my 937th comment, there is only the WRONG that has been progressively committed, against the best interest of American citizens by WA DC POLITICIANS et al, behind our backs, behind closed doors.

    Despite the information available on the internet, very little information has been documented and provided to the working people in America, by the public media on the everyday conduct of the top people in the U.S. government..

    To and for the understanding of a reasonable person, I submit the following

    Understanding WA DC Politics 1883- 1952- 1977- 1979-2017

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    1883 UNDERSTANDING THE CIVIL SERVICE MERIT SYSTEM?

     Approved on January 16, 1883, THE PENDLETON ACT established a merit-based system of selecting government officials and supervising their work. THE ACT ALSO MADE IT UNLAWFUL TO FIRE OR DEMOTE FOR POLITICAL REASONS EMPLOYEES WHO WERE COVERED BY THE LAW

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    1952 UNDERSTANDING THE PLUM BOOK?

    The Republican Party popular war hero General Dwight D. Eisenhower and won the hotly-fought presidential contest, in a landslide with 442 electoral votes, ending 22 consecutive years of Democratic control of the White House.

    After  Eisenhower was elected president, after the hotly-fought presidential contest, the list was written and published by the defeated Democrats in 1952

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    MY MISUNDERSTANDING “A GOVERNMENT OF STRANGERS”

    Due to my ignorance,  on Nov  11, 2016, three days after President Trump was elected, my understanding of a government of strangers was the 7000 SES operatives permanently embedded in the U.S. government.  

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    1977 – 2007 UNDERSTANDING A GOVERNMENT OF STRANGERS:

     EXECUTIVE POLITICS IN WASHINGTON?

    Methodology: Interviews with 200 civil servants and political appointees from different departments and at different career stages.

    Summary of Heclo: A government of strangers – From WikiSummary …

    wikisum.com/w/Heclo:_A_government_of_strangers

    Aug 14, 2007 – Political executive officers are supposed to guide and control, rather than … 1977. A government of strangers: Executive politics in Washington.

    Overview · ‎Abstract: · ‎Question: · ‎Chapter-by-Chapter Notes

    Overview

    Abstract:

    The book’s main objective is to explore the process by which high-ranking political executives and bureaucrats interact with each other in Washington. Political executive officers are supposed to guide and control, rather than merely reflect, the various interests in the executive branch. However, they are ill-suited to do so: they come to power being strangers and amateurs. Heclo studies the relationship between executives (presidential appointees) and bureaucrats (civil servants). The former are interested in political control, and the latter in policy continuity.

    Question:

    General research question: Can politicians guide what government does by controlling the people who do it? To what extent does appointment power make political control of the bureaucracy possible?

    • What are the implications of the politicization of the bureaucracy for political control (as embodied in political executives) and bureaucratic autonomy (as embodied in high-level civil servants) within the executive branch?
    • How do political executives (interested in political control) and bureaucrats (interested in administrative continuity, bureaucratic autinomy) interact with each other in Washington?

    Answer:

    High ranking civil servants strike a balance between the demands of political executives and bureaucrats. Bureaucracies pit the ambitions and plans of career bureaucrats against those of political appointees, who are at an organizational and informational disadvantage. Because the process of career advancement of high-ranking civil servants has been politicized, they may balance the demands of political executives and bureaucrats.

    High ranking career officials who are part of a civil service system add a third dimension to the interaction between political executives and bureaucrats. They are supposed to be responsive to the legal authority of political heads, but they also have institutional responsibilities and a longer time horizon than the political heads. “The civil service idea in Washington may be a counterpoint for balancing strictly political and bureaucratic demands, but it rests on slippery foundations” (32).

    Political executives can usually do better by evoking conditional cooperation rather than invoking their authority. (220) Conditional cooperation comes from developing trust with civil servants, building alliances within the agency and outside the agency (interest groups, media, other agencies, administration), and choosing strategically which goals to pursue.

    Place in the Literature:

    Sides with Seidman (1998), Neustadt (1960) regarding the power of the presidency and the constraints imposed by the internal structure of the executive. Does not address the issue of congressional dominance directly (thus, neither confirms nor denies). Discussion of “marrying the natives” suggests some degree of bureaucratic independence.

    General Argument:

    • Presidential campaigns do not produce action programs that can be precisely legislated and then put into play by the bureaucracy.
    • Transition teams are likely to be poorly organized and political appointments (and the movements of their bureaucratic counterparts) are made after the fact.
    • Therefore, these decisions are made in haste under incomplete information. Under these circumstances, it is reasonable to believe that executives will use criteria on which information is available (i.e. political affiliation and service to the party or its members) as a basis for decision-making.
    • Higher-level staffing decisions, even within the civil service, become de facto political appointments (with political attachments to both the executive and relevant congressional actors, i.e. subgovernments and iron triangles).
    • Relationship of top civil servants and political appointees is therefore “smudgy,” i.e. not well defined. Because this relationship is not well defined, there is an absence of political and policy leadership within the bureaucracy. Political appointees “go native,” undermining presidential control, while bureaucrats are increasingly controlled by elected officials.
    • For this reason, policy implementation within the bureaucracy is not characterized by rational, hierarchical modes of interaction, but rather by establishing cooperation. This occasions the development of strategic planning and support-coalition formation.
      • The original purpose of the civil service is undermined.
      • Principal-agent relations are not clearly established and information is not efficiently disseminated.

    Suggested shape of reform:

    The establishment of a senior civil service (called Federal Executive Officers) in which rank is attached to individuals, not to jobs (unclear how this would bring about more predictable relationships between bureaucrats and political appointees, although it would make for the routinization of the post-filling process).

    Methodology: Interviews with 200 civil servants and political appointees from different departments and at different career stages.

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    1978-1979 UNDERSTANDING THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)?

    Overview & History – OPM

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive…/overview-history/

    History. The Senior Executive Service (SES) was established by Title IV of the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) of 1978 (P.L. 95-454, October 13, 1978) and became effective on July 13, 1979.

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    OPM CORRECTIVE ACTIONS REQUIRED?

    “(c) If the Office makes a written finding, on the basis of information obtained under the program established under subsection (b)(2) of this section or otherwise, that any action taken by an agency pursuant to authority delegated under subsection (a)(2) of this section is contrary to any law, rule, or regulation, or is contrary to any standard established under subsection (b)(1) of this section, the agency involved shall take any corrective action the Office may require.

    UNDERSTANDING 2014 VETERAN’S SCANDAL the 300 SES employees involved? Understanding why not “ONE” was fired and Understanding why they all collected their bonuses?  

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    2014-2017 UNDERSTANDING THE MERIT OF THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM?

     IT IS UNLAWFUL TO FIRE OR DEMOTE OVER 9,000 (SES) FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT POSITIONS IN THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE BRANCHES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR POLITICAL REASONS

    INDEED, IN 1883 THE  MERIT-BASED SYSTEM WAS  SELECTING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

    AND SUPERVISING THEIR WORK.

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    JUNE 25, 2017  UNDERSTANDING?

    Trump 76: Plum Book 9,000 SES-GS jobs 1952 – 2016 | Darrell Smith …

    https://www.linkedin.com/…/trump-76-8000-presidential-appointments-plum-book-d…

    Jan 5, 2017 – December 2016: The Government Printing Office released the United States Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book) for 2016 on 5 Dec … The Plum Book contains data (as of June 30, 2016) on over 9,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment.

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    The bottom line…..

    June 25, 2017 There is no LEFT or RIGHT in my 937th comment, there is only the WRONG that has been progressively committed, against the best interest of American citizens by WA DC POLITICIANS et al, behind our backs, behind closed doors.


  • SES Sabotage on Trump’s Administration

    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 1 –“Often sabotage is unrecognizable because of the

    virtually invisible ways civil servants can act in bad faith toward

    political executives.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 6 –“People in the White House are aware of those sub governments but have no obvious control over them.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 5, line 1 –“…Political executives who try to exercise leadership within

    government may encounter intense opposition that they can neither avoid nor reconcile.”

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    1. 252, ¶ 3, line1 –“Political appointees can sometimes encounter

    much more vigorous forms of sabotage. These range from minor

    needling to massive retaliation.”

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    1. 254, ¶ 1 after quote, line1 –“…[W]hile academics write about

    the iron triangle as if it were an immutable force, or prudent political

    executives recognize that although they cannot stop bureaucratic

    sabotage, neither are they helpless against it.”

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    unedited full text in chronological order   circa unknown

    Reading Number 37 from A Government of Strangers by Hugh Heclo

    www.oswego.edu/~ruddy/Reading%20Number%2037.pdf

    officials has become extraordinarily difficult in Washington.” p. 250, ¶ 1 … Political executives who try to exercise leadership within government may encounter.

    1. 249, introduction/abstract, line 3 –

    “Presidents select a small number (a few thousand) of high-level people to head the executive branch agencies. Among those appointments are cabinet secretaries,

    undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, and the like.

    THE REST OF THOSE WHO WORK IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH ARE CIVIL SERVANTS, CHOSEN FOR GOVERNMENT JOBS BY MERIT EXAMS, AND THEY REMAIN IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE FOR MANY YEARS, EVEN DECADES.”

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    Ibid., introduction/abstract, line 9 –“Helco identifies the often-unseen tension

    between a president’s appointees and the bureaucrats.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 1, line 1 –“Every new administration gives fresh impetus to an age-old

    struggle between change and continuity, between political leadership and bureaucratic power.

    Bureaucrats have a legitimate interest in maintaining the integrity of

    government programs and organizations.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 2, line 1 –“The search for effective  political leadership in a

    bureaucracy of responsible career officials has become extraordinarily

    difficult in Washington.”

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    1. 250, ¶ 1, line1 –“Congress is widely thought to have lost power to

    the executive branch, but congressional rather than executive behavior

    remains a major preoccupation in political research. Observers acknowledge

    that no president can cope with more than a tiny fraction of the decision making

    in government…”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 1 –“…The administrative machinery in Washington represents

    a number of fragmented power centers rather than a set of subordinate unites

    under the President.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 6 –“People in the White House are aware of those sub governments but have no obvious control over them.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 5, line 1 –“…Political executives who try to exercise leadership within

    government may encounter intense opposition that they can neither avoid nor reconcile.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 5, line 7 –“Many… sincerely believe in their bureau’s purpose and

    feel they must protect its jurisdiction, programs, and budget at all costs.”

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    1. 251, ¶ 2, line1 –“The structure of most bureaucratic sabotage has been characterized as an ‘iron triangle’

    uniting a particular government bureau, its relevant interest group, and congressional supporters.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 3, line 1 –“The common features of these sub governments are

    enduring mutual interests across the executive and legislative branches

    and between the public and private sectors.”

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    Ibid., ¶ 4, line 1 –“Often sabotage is unrecognizable because of the

    virtually invisible ways civil servants can act in bad faith toward

    political executives.”

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    1. 252, ¶ 3, line1 –“Political appointees can sometimes encounter

    much more vigorous forms of sabotage. These range from minor

    needling to massive retaliation.”

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    1. 254, ¶ 1 after quote, line1 –“…[W]hile academics write about

    the iron triangle as if it were an immutable force, or prudent political

    executives recognize that although they cannot stop bureaucratic

    sabotage, neither are they helpless against it.”

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    1. 255, last ¶, line1 –“Thus the political executives’ own positive efforts are the necessary – if not always sufficient – condition for combating sabotage.

    Since some bureaucratic subversion is an ever-present possibility and since punishment is difficult,

    the government executives’ real choice is to build and use their political relationships or forfeit most other strategic resources for leadership.”

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    Just saying REALLY?

    Circa 1977  And yet the fact re­mains that whether the President relies mainly on his White House aides or his cabinet officials,

    someone is suppose to be listening to the bureaucracy “out there.”

    For the President, his appointees, and high-ranking bureaucrats, the struggle to control the bureaucracy is usually a leap into the dark.

    Despite the host of management and organizational studies, Washington exposés and critiques of the bureaucracy very little information is available about the working world, and everyday conduct of the top people in government.


  • DOI Update on the (SES) Swamp Dwellers

    Thanks to Liz Bowen’s “Pie N Politics” comment, I  can document and update 

    Zinke moves to drain the swamp at Interior Department

    Jun 19, 2017

    CORRUPTION, Dept. of INTERIOR

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    November 11, 2016  I received this cut and paste warning from a pretty reliable D.C. insider

    —– Original Message —–

    FromXXXX

    To: pearl hewett

    Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 1:16 PM

    Subject: Re: The list from D.C.

    Ok, but suggest not just focusing on the 4000….here’s the cut and paste hub-bub from DC we are being warned to keep an eye on too: 

    …7,000 Senior Executive Service positions that do NOT require Senate confirmation, but only Presidential appointment – these are the “agency career positions” that are usually filled by experienced federal officials and are hard to get rid of because of legal protections. It will be very difficult for Trump to eliminate any of these positions because they directly assist the Politicals confirmed by the Senate, who will protect their empires and agency positions.

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    November 11-14, 2016 I did more research, documented and posted this comment on behindmyback.org

    The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

    Posted on November 14, 2016 4:29 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett

    The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

    TRUMP AND HIS TRANSITIONAL TEAM ARE DRAINING PART OF THE WA DC.  SWAMP  OF 4000 ALLIGATORS…

    BUT, THAT NUMBER PALES TO THE FACT THAT THERE ARE ABOUT 7000 ALLIGATORS (SES) UNTOUCHABLES,  IN  “CIVIL SERVICE”  “UNFIREABLE”

    AS CIVIL SERVICE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES) EMPLOYED AND  ALREADY EMBEDDED IN “CAREER POSITIONS”  IN THE WA DC SWAMP.

    SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    NOW, WE HAVE  AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE

    STEVE BANNON HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS TRUMP’S CHIEF STRATEGIST.

    STEVE SHALL FIND A STRATEGY TO REMOVE THE 7000 UNTOUCHABLES, “UNFIREABLE CIVIL SERVICE” (SES) SENIOR EXECUTIVES?

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    A STRATEGY INDEED

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    Zinke moves to drain the swamp at Interior Department

    Jun 19, 2017

    CORRUPTION, Dept. of INTERIOR

    June 19, 2017 Free Range Report

    snippets….

    Although Zinke is constrained by a 120 day grace period, IT APPEARS THAT HE HAS HAD THIS PLAN ON THE READY FOR SOME TIME. Greenwire goes on:

    Dozens of Senior Executive Service employees — career officials within the federal government — received letters yesterday informing them that they may be reassigned as early as June 28, the newspaper said.

    According to the Post, the letters sent to as many 50 SES employees provided a 15-day notice of their looming job changes, as required by law. Zinke and all political appointees must wait at least 120 days following their confirmations to relocate any SES members. The Senate confirmed Zinke on March 1.

    Shifting 50 general-officer-equivalents is not a small undertaking. It represents an intention to totally demolish the existing power structure. By separating these long serving SES officials from the organizations they have run for perhaps decades….

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    Update February 21, 2017

    The Secret Service of Obama’s 7000 (SES)

    Posted on February 21, 2017 11:00 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    The Secret Service of Obama’s 7000 (SES)

    Feb17, 2017 Judge Jeanine called them Obama’s “LEFTOVERS”.  And, she said what the president has to do with it is make clear that he doesn’t play around either and prosecute them.

    Feb. 15,  2017 Wikileaked, Julian Assange wrote “Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected us govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the ‘PERMANENT GOVERNMENT’,”.

    I CALL THEM OBAMA’S 7000 (SES) UNTOUCHABLES.

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    Full unedited text Liz Bowen’s “Pie N Politics” comment

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    Zinke moves to drain the swamp at Interior Department

    Jun 19, 2017

    CORRUPTION, Dept. of INTERIOR

    Free Range Report

    June 19, 2017

    Zinke’s departmental shake up is not just your typical, run-of-the-mill reorganization that happens each time a new administration takes power. Zinke took over a department that has been dogged by controversy, corruption, and a reputation that prompts fear and loathing in the West.

    posted by Marjorie Haun

    Trump’s Interior Department Secretary, Montana rancher and former Navy Seal Ryan Zinke, is proving to be more than just a dramatic contrast to Obama’s Interior chief, liberal Democrat recreation industry exec., Sally Jewell. Zinke’s getting to work unraveling her legacy–and that of previous progressive predecessors–in short order. Beyond the Obama monument land grabs, which are currently under review as ordered by President Trump, with significant reductions and reversals in the works, Zinke is breaking up the bureaucratic status quo in his department’s upper echelons. On June 16, Greenwire reported:

    Dozens of Senior Executive Service employees — career officials within the federal government — received letters yesterday informing them that they may be reassigned as early as June 28, the newspaper said.

    “Personnel moves are being conducted to better serve the taxpayer and the Department’s operations through matching Senior Executive skill sets with mission and operational requirements,” said Interior spokeswoman Heather Swift in an email. She noted that Zinke mentioned the “Department-wide, front lines-focused reorganization on his first day address to all employees.”

    It is not unusual for new cabinet members, who wield considerable power in reworking their respective departments, to shake things up, but Zinke is using his clout to shift manpower and influence out of Washington D.C. beltway bureaucracy into the ‘field,’ or those areas where federal policies have real-world consequences for states and localities. The Greenwire article says:

    Last week, Zinke outlined his plans for reorganizing the agency under a “joint system” that would shift federal employees from Washington to the field.

    Although Zinke is constrained by a 120 day grace period, it appears that he has had this plan on the ready for some time. Greenwire goes on:

    According to the Post, the letters sent to as many 50 SES employees provided a 15-day notice of their looming job changes, as required by law. Zinke and all political appointees must wait at least 120 days following their confirmations to relocate any SES members. The Senate confirmed Zinke on March 1.

    The newspaper reported that Interior Office of Policy Analysis Director Joel Clement, the top climate policy official, was among those to receive the notice and that he will be transferred to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.

    In addition, the Post said, several Fish and Wildlife Service officials received the notices, including Assistant Director for International Affairs Bryan Arroyo, Southwest Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle, Southeast Regional Director Cindy Dohner and Office of Law Enforcement Chief Bill Woody, who will move to the Bureau of Land Management.

    Tuggle and Dohner have both been involved in high-profile fights over how to recover gray wolf subspecies in their regions. Arroyo, who has been leading Fish and Wildlife’s fight against wildlife trafficking, last year was found by Interior’s inspector general to have potentially violated federal regulations by pressuring his staff into awarding a noncompetitive contract worth more than $256,000.

    Zinke’s departmental shake up is not just your typical, run-of-the-mill reorganization that happens each time a new administration takes power. Zinke took over a department that has been dogged by controversy, corruption, and a reputation that prompts fear and loathing in the West. The Interior Department and its biggest agencies; the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the federal Fish and Wildlife Service, have overstepped and over-regulated for decades. Beyond a mere managerial overhaul, this move may signal Zinke’s philosophical re-calibration of Interior and its branches. Streiff, a reporter at  RedState, wrote about the changes this way:

    Shifting 50 general-officer-equivalents is not a small undertaking. It represents an intention to totally demolish the existing power structure. By separating these long serving SES officials from the organizations they have run for perhaps decades means that there will be a lot less resistance to reorganization. Many of these people will resign rather than accept the reassignment. That is a feature, not a bug. By making this move before he has his own appointees in place, Zinke is signaling to the agency and to Senate Democrats that he will not be deterred by intransigence.

    The RedState article acknowledges the little-discussed bog at the Bureau of Indian Affairs; one of the most inefficient and wasteful agencies of them all, which has escaped broader scrutiny only because it’s considered politically incorrect to discuss anything related to Native American policies in a negative light. RedState’s Streiff goes on:

    The transfers that struck me were the Bureau of Indian Affairs positions. If there is a more corrupt, inept, and apathetic federal agency than BIA I really wish someone would point it out to me. BIA has resisted change of all types for decades, failing to serve either the Indians or the nation but doing quite well for themselves. Taking two of the top people out of there certainly clears the decks for action.

    Zinke will, of course, still have to deal with these people after they are transferred but they will have been stripped of power and hubris and might be more willing to cooperate.

    If there were to exist a top-ten list of federal agents, bureaucrats, or appointees guilty of hubris and unchecked abuse of power, at least half of them would probably come out of the Department of Interior, which for decades has grown more oppressive and less accountable in its tasks of managing vast amounts of American land and resources.

    Although we don’t have  specific information on who will be sacked as a result of Zinke’s reorganization, we hope that the worst of the bad players will be held to account. The first power-mad fiend that should go is Dan Love, the BLM special agent who has wreaked havoc and left a trail of destruction everywhere he’s worked in the West. And there are many others who should be jettisoned out of the government and back into civilian life.

    We’ve reported here at Free Range Report about those agents and bureaucrats with environmentalist entanglements and extremist ideologies that are incompatible with the proper role of the Interior Department; which is to facilitate game management, livestock production, and responsible resource development on public lands. President Trump’s election was based in large part on his promise to drain the federal swamp. Zinke may be initiating that process at the Department of Interior, and the sooner the better, because that is an unbelievably fetid, murky swamp to be drained.

    Contact Secretary Zinke at the Interior Department and encourage him to drain the swamp with haste, starting with Dan Love.

    The bottom line…

    Thanks to Liz Bowen’s “Pie N Politics” comment, I  can document and I did update .

     


  • Lincoln -Trump Veteran’s Remembrance

    Lincoln -Trump Veteran’s Remembrance

    Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started May 30, 1868  after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.

    PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S DAY OF VETERAN’S REMEMBRANCE WAS THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS NOV 19, 1863 NEARLY FIVE YEARS EARLIER

    DONALD J. TRUMP’S DAY OF VETERAN’S  REMEMBRANCE WAS JAN 28, 2016 NINE MONTHS BEFORE HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT.

    Watch full Video of Donald Trump’s veterans event | FOX2now.com

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    WHEN THE GOVERNMENT  SAID,  IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

    On Nov 8, 2016 PATRIOTIC American’s silent citizens remembered, our Veterans et al and Voted for Trump

    IT WAS GOLDEN,  WE ELECTED PRESIDENT TRUMP, OUR VOTE WAS LOUDER THEN OUR VOICE,

    WHEN AMERICAN CITIZENS HAD A CHOICE OF FIGHT OR FLIGHT

    THE GOVERNMENT  SAID,  IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

    AND, THE FBI SAID,  RUN, HIDE, FIGHT AS A LAST RESORT

    FIGHTING THE OXYMORON OF U. S. GOVERNMENT INTELLIGENCE IS EXHAUSTING

    THE WA DC DEMOCRAT’S HAVE AND HAD ERECTED A MULTITUDE OF NEW OFFICES, AND SENT HITHER SWARMS OF OFFICERS TO HARASS WE THE PEOPLE AND EAT OUT OUR SUBSTANCE

    DEMOCRAT’S  HAVE CALLED TOGETHER LEGISLATIVE BODIES AT PLACES UNUSUAL, UNCOMFORTABLE, AND DISTANT FROM THE DEPOSITORY OF OUR PUBLIC RECORDS, FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF FATIGUING US INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THEIR MEASURES.

    THE AMERICAN VOTERS HAD A CHOICE, WE REMEMBERED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD CHOICES.

    HE CHOOSE TO FIGHT AS A FIRST RESORT.

    TIMELY ADVICE FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL, 

    “NEVER GIVE UP ON SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN’T GO A DAY WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT.

    NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER GIVE IN. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER—IN NOTHING, GREAT OR SMALL, LARGE OR PETTY—NEVER GIVE IN…..

    IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH HELL, KEEP GOING.

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    I AM A DEPLORABLE, I STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. 

    IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

    SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN WHEN IT COMES TO AMERICAN LIBERTY AND FREEDOM.

    Behind My Back | Paul and Pearl Revere

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/28/paul-and-pearl-revere/

    Mar 28, 2014SILENCE is NOT golden when it comes to American liberty and … read more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15640#sthash.

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    FIGHT WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP AS A FIRST RESORT ON MEMORIAL DAY 2017

    ABRAHAM LINCOLN, “GETTYSBURG ADDRESS” (19 NOVEMBER 1863)

    [1] Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    [2] Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    [3] But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate-we can not consecrate-we can not hallow-this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-

    that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

    Behind our backs, behind closed doors

    Indeed, It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

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    THE BRAVE MEN, LIVING AND DEAD WHO STRUGGLED HERE…

    President Trump at the Lincoln Memorial

    Jan 19, 2017,  6:15 PM I just watched President Trump and his family standing and looking up at the Lincoln Memorial.

    In the exact spot I stood many years ago. The 30 year old memory was the inspiration for this website, as you all know.

    Watching the fire works, listening to the music, I am so proud to be an American deplorable, Delighted that America finally has a President that is patriotic enough to put America First.


  • I Got A Phone Call From WA DC

    Yep, May 19, 2017, Rep Kilmer’s Martha called me from WA DC her time,  9:50 AM

    I received the call on my time,  12:50 PM West Coast time.

    We had about a 20 minute conversation.

    The rest of the story  is the timing  and content of the ridiculously absurd  email Rep Kilmer Friday, sent to me May 19, 2017 10:52 AM.

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    THIS IS THE STORY

    I have been emailing  a bunch of the postings on this website to Rep Kilmer on his “contact me”.  Checking the box I want a response.

    It took some goading, doing something continuously, provoking and  annoying, to stimulate action, reaction but I finally got  a  response from Kilmer’s office in WA DC.

    Martha wants to know

    What  I want from WA STATE Representative Derek Kilmer?

    Really? What do I want? This is my 920th posting on behindmyback.org. established  Jan 29, 2013

    Simply put, I want what Abraham Lincoln   wanted on Nov 19, 1863 “Gettysburg Address” that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

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    What do I want?

    As a concerned American Grandmother, with three children, (10) grandchildren and (9) great grand children…

    I want exactly the same as We the hard working  American citizens want, the WA DC. establishment  of elected Representatives, both Republican’s  and Democrat’s to work for the American people not the party.

    What “we the American people want” is for all elected MEMBERS OF CONGRESS et al, like resistance, bad mouthing, obstructing, Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Cantwell, Murray, and Kilmer to follow the lead of President Trump and put America and the American people first.

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    To the WA DC Politico establishment congress et al,  I would ask…

    “When honor and the law no longer stood  on the same side of the line, what did you stand for?

    You, members of congress et al, had a choice

    “You always have a choice. don’t ever imagine you don’t. Whatever you do, it’s a decision and you have to accept responsibility for it. That’s when honor becomes more than empty words.”

    Next time you’re faced with a choice, like fixing the Obamacare disaster, vote for the right thing. it will hurt all American’s less in the long run.”

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    You, the establishment politicians,  lost the election on Nov 8, 2016.

    YOU WERE OVERWHELMINGLY  REJECTED BY AMERICAN VOTERS

    GET OVER IT.

    TRUMP WON BECAUSE HE WAS NOT A  UNITED NATIONS GLOBALIZATION POLITICIAN AND HE LOVES AMERICA

    “WHEN HONOR AND THE LAW NO LONGER STOOD  ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE LINE, WHAT DID TRUMP STAND FOR?

    PRESIDENT TRUMP WON BECAUSE HE HAD A PLAN FOR AMERICA. HE  SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FIRST 100 DAY PLAN FOR AMERICA.

    AMERICAN VOTERS HAD A CHOICE

    IT WAS AN EASY CHOICE FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    WITHOUT AMERICA THERE WOULD BE NO FREE WORLD

    WITHOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP THERE WOULD BE NO AMERICA

    AMERICA HAS DULY ELECTED  INTELLIGENT, HONORABLE, HONEST,  STRONG, LAW ENFORCING, HARD WORKING CONSTITUTIONALLY MOTIVATED,  TRULY PATRIOTIC, GLOBALLY POWERFUL  AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

    WHAT DO I WANT FROM WA DC?

    READ THE PLANS FOR AMERICA THAT MADE DONALD J. TRUMP PRESIDENT.

    Members of congress et al, The Next time you are  faced with a choice, like fixing the Obamacare disaster, protecting America’s borders, creating prosperity, like putting justice on the right side of the law, vote for the right thing for the American People.

    Members of congress et al,  always had a choice. Whatever you did, whatever you do,  Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Kilmer, Murray, Cantwell,  We the American voters  know who you are, we know what you did,   it was  your decision, you own it and you are responsible for it.

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    Kilmer’s Martha and I talked for about 20 minutes, partly about lies and atrocities committed in America.

    The Benghazi lies, that I knew about two weeks after it happened and told Kilmer about in 2012.  The media cover up of the rape of a five year old developmentally disabled girl in Twin Falls Idaho, (got no response from Kilmer, Cantwell or Murray)  Female genital mutilation,  by a doctor Detroit U.S.A.  practicing medicine in Henry Ford Hospital.

    Martha said she would check out my website.

    And,  when Martha asked me What I wanted  Rep Kilmer to do about Obamacare, I said, I want Rep Kilmer to stand up in the U.S. House of Representative, cross the isle, and support a bipartisan fix in the best interest of the American people..

    I asked Martha to let me know when Rep Kilmer will be on C-SPAN doing it.

    The bottom line

    Members of congress et al,  always had a choice. Whatever you did, whatever you do,  Schumer, Maxine Waters, Cummins, Pelosi, Feinstein, Pocahontas, Kilmer, Murray, Cantwell,  We the American voters  know who you are, we know what you did,   it was  your decision, you own it and you are responsible for it.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY

    Yep, May 19, 2017 Martha called me from WA DC her time,  9:50 AM

    My time in Port Angeles WA,  12:50 PM

    Martha and I  had a 20 minute conversation 42 MINUTES  later WA DC time

    I received the  ridiculously absurd ..wildly illogical and wholly inappropriate robo response email from Rep Kilmer

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:52 AM

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

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    Dear Ms. Hewett ,

    ABSURD SNIPPET FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about President Donald Trump and the policies his administration is pursuing.

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    I AM A DEPLORABLE GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

    I was Trump’s Campaign Chair in Clallam County  WA.

    Trump is the President of the United States of America and, by popular vote, Trump is the president in Kilmer’s hometown Port Angeles Clallam County WA

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    MORE ABSURD SNIPPETS FROM  KILMER’S EMAIL

    Kilmer shares my concerns…

    Kilmer appreciates me taking my time to share my thoughts with him.

    Kilmer thinks about the future he wants for his two little girls. He wants  his  daughters – and all kids.

    Kilmer says, Unfortunately, the new Trump Administration appears to have the wrong priorities.

    Kilmer says, Please know that I will continue to oppose these efforts.

    Kilmer says, America is the sum of its diverse parts, and Kilmer says he will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine protection of our values.

    Kilmer says Trump has called into question the rule of law.

    Kilmer says, He  will also do all he can to ensure that Congress exercises its oversight authority and advocates for the rule of law.

    Kilmer says, If we are going to advance thoughtful, positive policies

    and if we are going to stop wrong-headed, divisive ones,

    we need citizens like you to be engaged. Thank you for that.

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    THE REST OF THE STORY DOCUMENTED

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Representative Derek Kilmer

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 10:52 AM

    Subject: Responding to Your Message

    Dear Ms. Hewett,

    Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns about President Donald Trump and the policies his administration is pursuing. I share your concern, and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

    When I think about the next four years, I think about the future I want for my two little girls. I want my daughters – and all kids – to be able to get a top-notch education where their class sizes are small and their teachers are treated like professionals. As they grow older, I want my kids to be able to go to college without taking on mounds of debt. When they’re old enough, I want each of them to be able to get a good job that pays a good wage and has decent benefits – where they’re respected as working people. I want that for all Americans. I want my daughters to grow up in a world where discrimination is a thing of the past – where regardless of your race, religion, gender, orientation, ethnicity, ability or disability, you are a valued member of our community and our country. I want that future for them. I want them to grow up in a world where we protect the planet because we know our kids are only as safe as the water they drink, the air they breathe, and the earth we pass on to them.

    Frankly, those are the issues, among many others, that will be at stake in the years ahead.

    Unfortunately, the new Administration appears to have the wrong priorities. President Trump has already pursued policies that target immigrants, divide refugees by religion, and deny healthcare to millions of Americans. He has sought to undermine ongoing investigations into Russia’s engagement with our election and has called into question the rule of law. He has levied attacks on the judiciary and created enormous concerns about his own conflicts of interest. He has questioned the vital need to protect our environment for future generations.

    Please know that I will continue to oppose these efforts. America is the sum of its diverse parts, and I will vehemently oppose any attempts to undermine protection of our values.

    I will also do all I can to ensure that Congress exercises its oversight authority and advocates for the rule of law. The Constitution calls for protection of civil rights and civil liberties. It calls for the protection of free speech, freedom of religion, and a free press. It created an independent judiciary, empowered to review the actions of the executive branch to ensure they are legal and Constitutional. I respect that, and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure that our president respects those principles as well.

    Abraham Lincoln once said, “Public sentiment is everything.” If we are going to advance thoughtful, positive policies and if we are going to stop wrong-headed, divisive ones, we need citizens like you to be engaged. Thank you for that.

    Hearing the views of folks in our region is important to my work. I encourage you to continue to share your views with me on this topic or any other issue. Thank you for reaching out. It is an honor to serve as your representative.
    Sincerely,

    Derek Kilmer
    Member of Congress

     


  • Are You 100% Fed Up?

    Are You 100% Fed Up?

    I am, 100% fed up with the WA DC establishment and the lying, leaking leftovers from Obama’s eight years in office.

    I found a very inspirational website on line yesterday

    100percentfedup.com

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    THE BENGHAZI LIARS Are Back: Susan Rice And Adam Schiff Are …

    100 100percentfedup.com/the-benghazi-liars-are-back-susan-rice-and-adam-schiff-are-on…

    Apr 3, 2017 – White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw …

    snippet

    MOST OF US REMEMBER SUSAN RICE FOR GOING ON A MEDIA LYING BLITZ ON BEHALF OF HILLARY AND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, where she told millions of viewers on several networks that the Benghazi attack was a spontaneous event caused by a video.

    WE ALL KNOW NOW THIS WAS A LIE AND THAT A “VIDEO” DID NOT CAUSE THE ATTACK ON OUR AMERICAN CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI.

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    BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT Gives Clear Examples Of Susan Rice …

    100percentfedup.com/body-language-expert-gives-clear-examples-of-susan-rice-lyin…

    Apr 4, 2017SUSAN RICE SEEMS TO HAVE MADE A CAREER OF LYING WHILE WORKING FOR THE CORRUPT BARACK … in the video below reveals that Rice is pretty much lying through her teeth. Watch the fascinating analysis of Rice’s body language here: …

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    Donald J. Trump secured my loyalty and  my vote on Jan 28, 2016 when Trump bowed out of the debate and held  a “Special Event to Benefit Veterans Organizations” at a packed 775-seat auditorium at nearby Drake University instead.

     You have to stick up for your rights. When you’re treated badly, you have to stick up for your rights,” Trump told the crowd. “We have to stick up for ourselves as people and we have to stick up for our country if we’re being mistreated.”
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    When things got bad enough,  Donald J. Trump said “What a Mess” and he was elected  President of the United States of America.

    How bad did it get?

    I was 100% fed up  on Jan 26, 2011. When Americans citizens fear what their own government is going to do to them, it is not only unacceptable….

    Those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny….

    The brutal mentality of the Obama’s appointed administration  coercive policies, “We Crucify Them” EPA Armendariz said, “That town was really easy to manage for the next few years”

    Obama’s administrative policy was not confined to his Appointed EPA.  

    In 2014 the BLM went to the Bundy Ranch, it ended in a stand off.

    So when the BLM  went to  Oregon  “They shot him three times in the back” 

    As Armendariz said, “We make an example of them.

    Torture and Abuse of Ammon Bundy in Prison is not Going Unnoticed …

    constitution.com/torture-abuse-ammon-bundy-prison-not-going-unnoticed/

    6 days ago – Ammon Bundy, who became a national household name during the Bundy … foot shower for 13 hours, stripped naked and then thrown in the hole. … Prisoners are constantly handcuffed and Shackled, even while ..

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    Montana Disabled Veteran Convicted Over Stock Pond – Redoubt News

    https://redoubtnews.com › DOJ

    May 13, 2016 – Montana Disabled Veteran Convicted Over Stock Pond, Joseph Robertson, Kagel Environmental, Clean Water Act, Andy Johnson, EPA.

    As EPA Armendariz said, “We make an example of them”.

    “Today’s guilty verdict demonstrates that polluters will be held accountable for their actions.” said Jeffrey Martinez, Special Agent in Charge of EPA’s criminal enforcement program in MONTANA

    “This verdict sends a message that the United States will not stand by and allow streams and wetlands of the United States to be polluted, or National Forest lands to be injured,” said United States Attorney for the District of MONTANA Mike Cotter.

    Now, six months into an 18-month sentence to federal prison, in addition to tens of thousands of dollars in fines, Joe continues to suffer from declining health, confusion, and depression. He reportedly had two strokes in his first month of lock up. He was ripped from his VA medical treatment, transferred to numerous prisons over the west, thrown in solitary confinement, stripped of his veteran’s pension, unlawfully deprived of his right to be present when sensitive legal mail from his lawyer was opened, and barred from having visits from family and friends.

    May 13, 2016  who’s in charge of the EPA in MONTANA ?

    Zinki  from MONTANA  is in charge of the DOI

    “This verdict sends a message that the United States will not stand by and allow streams and wetlands of the United States to be polluted, or National Forest lands to be injured,”

    said United States Attorney for the District of MONTANA Mike Cotter.

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    President Trump has options, Where there’s a will there’s a way, what ever it takes….

    Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court in a final Senate vote today, replacing Justice Antonin Scalia ( by nuclear option)

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    On March 21, 2012 with a 9-0 vote, the United State Supreme Court ruled that landowners have a right to direct, meaningful judicial review.

    “There is no reason to think that the Clean Water Act was uniquely designed to enable the strong-arming of regulated parties into ‘voluntary compliance’ without the opportunity for judicial review.”
    Justice Antonin Scalia,
    New York Times

    Click on the link  to Pacific Legal Foundation

    Sackett v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2012)

    ” The Court ruled in favor of Mike and Chantell Sackett, of Priest Lake, Idaho, who were told by EPA — and by the Ninth Circuit — that they could not get direct court review……

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    Were You 100% Fed Up?

    With Hillary’s Obstruction and Destruction of Justice?

    Title 18 – CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

    8.131A Obstruction of Justice—Destruction, Alteration or Falsification …

    www3.ce9.uscourts.gov/jury-instructions/node/684

    Were You 100% Fed Up?

    Jul 5, 2016 When FBI Comey….

    FBI Recommends No Criminal Charges Against Hillary Clinton – NBC …

    www.nbcnews.com/…/hillary…/fbi-recommends-no-criminal-charges-against-hillary-c…

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    Where you watching the debate…

    OCT 10, 2016 when HILLARY SAID: “LUCKILY SOMEONE WITH DONALD TRUMP’S TEMPERAMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LAW OF OUR COUNTRY”

     AND TRUMP REPLIED, “BECAUSE IF I WERE YOU’D BE IN JAIL.”

    “HILLARY TO JAIL” WAS THE SLOGAN CHANTED AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND AND THE SAME SLOGAN WAS ALSO PRINTED ON CAPS AND T-SHIRTS ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES.

    MAY 15, 2017 DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF LAW AND ORDER

    LYING HILLARY ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT.

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    Perhaps it was being called stupid? Obamacare lies?

    Were You 100% Fed Up?

    3 Jonathan Gruber Videos: Americans “Too Stupid to Understand …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adrdmmh7bMo
    Nov 12, 2014 – Uploaded by Avik Roy

    In three separate appearances, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, dubbed the … In the first, he discusses “the …

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    Trump: ‘Obamacare Is Dead, It’s Gone’ – Breitbart

    www.breitbart.com/video/2017/04/29/trump-obamacare-is-dead-its-gone/

    Apr 29, 2017 – Obamacare’s dead, it’s gone. The increases were massive last year. They’re going to be bigger this year and the insurance companies are …

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    Donald J. Trump secured my loyalty and  my vote on Jan 28, 2016 when Trump bowed out of the debate and held  a “Special Event to Benefit Veterans Organizations” at a packed 775-seat auditorium at nearby Drake University instead.

     You have to stick up for your rights. When you’re treated badly, you have to stick up for your rights,” Trump told the crowd. “We have to stick up for ourselves as people and we have to stick up for our country if we’re being mistreated.”
    President Trump is sticking up for our people, our rights and our country.

    Forgotten American citizens have been abused and mistreated.

    Some still are? Joseph Robertson and Ammon Bundy.


  • FBI Comey Was Mildly Nauseous?

    Read the Rest of the Story… by Pearl Harvey

    HILLARY CLINTON ALMOST GOT AWAY WITH IT BECAUSE OF NATIONAL SECURITY.

    No wonder Comey Was Mildly Nauseous….

    This documented comment is enough to gag a maggot

    Hilary Clinton did not swear an oath to tell the truth before meeting with the FBI for three and a half hours last weekend, and the interview was not recorded, FBI Director James Comey told House lawmakers on Thursday.

    FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY,WAS PROHIBITED BY THE DOJ  TO  ELECTRONIC RECORD HIS INVESTIGATION INTERVIEW WITH HILLARY CLINTON BECAUSE IT INVOLVED NATIONAL SECURITY.

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    June 3, 2014
    For decades, criminal investigators have known that the best way to obtain and preserve reliable information is to electronically record interviews and interrogations.
    And yet agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have continued to rely on handwritten notes taken during interrogations, which they later type onto so-called 302 forms.
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    That will finally change. In mid-May, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memo instructing all federal investigative agencies—including the F.B.I., the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Marshals Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives—to use electronic recording while interviewing witnesses and suspects,
    EXCEPT IN CASES  INVOLVING NATIONAL SECURITY
    the new policy goes into effect on July 11th. 
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    July 5, 2016
    Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System
    FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY,WAS PROHIBITED BY THE DOJ  TO  ELECTRONIC RECORD HIS INVESTIGATION INTERVIEW WITH HILLARY CLINTON BECAUSE IT INVOLVED NATIONAL SECURITY.
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    Why did the F.B.I. resist the change for so many years? Bureaucratic inertia, perhaps, or discomfort with making certain techniques transparent?
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    May 3, 2017 – Comey said Wednesday that it makes him “mildly nauseous” to think his decision to reopen the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails just days before the election could have impacted voters, but added he would make the same choice again.

    “I faced a choice,” Comey said. “And I’ve lived my entire career by the tradition that if you can possibly avoid it, you avoid any action in the run-up to an election that might have an impact, whether it’s a dog-catcher election or president of the United States. But I sat there that morning and could not see a door labeled ‘no action here.'”

    In his most detailed explanation and strongest defense of his actions to date, Comey said it was a choice between “really bad and catastrophic” to inform lawmakers about the discovery of additional Clinton emails found on the computer of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, the husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

    Comey said he had the choice to either “speak” or “conceal.” He called the decision — which quickly became public — “one of the world’s most painful experiences,” but said making it was the right move.

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    FBI Memo

    www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/20070402_FBI_Memo.pdf
    Apr 2, 2007 – Page 1. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION. Frecedauon ROUTINE ‘ Date: 3/23/2006. To: All Field Offices ittm ADIC, sac, and cm:.

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    Bill,

    online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/DOJDocsPt4-1070319.pdf

    Mar 30, 2006 – Details: FBI policy on electronic recording of confessions and witness interviews is contained in a SAC Memorandum 22—99, dated 10 August …

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    Why did the F.B.I. resist the change for so many years? Bureaucratic inertia, perhaps, or discomfort with making certain techniques transparent?
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    Dated 3/17/06 Office of the General Council Investigative Law Unit
    ELECTRON RECORDING OF CONFESSIONS AND WITNESSES
    http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/DOJDocsPt4-1070319.pdf
    This is a 54 page DOJ document
    with a hand written notation “SO WE WANT TO HIDE THE TRUTH? DON’T WANT JURY TO REACH IT’S OWN JUDGMENT?
    It is recognized there are many situations in which recording the subjects interview would be prudent…
    On a case-by-case opportunity to use this technique where and when it will be used to further the investigation and subsequent prosecution….
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    Except in cases  LIKE HILLARY CLINTON’S involving national security
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    From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent;36 chains contained Secret information at the time
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    July 5, 2016
    Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System

    Remarks prepared for delivery at press briefing.

    Good morning. I’m here to give you an update on the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail system during her time as Secretary of State.

    After a tremendous amount of work over the last year, the FBI is completing its investigation and referring the case to the Department of Justice for a prosecutive decision. What I would like to do today is tell you three things: what we did; what we found; and what we are recommending to the Department of Justice.

    This will be an unusual statement in at least a couple ways. First, I am going to include more detail about our process than I ordinarily would, because I think the American people deserve those details in a case of intense public interest. Second, I have not coordinated or reviewed this statement in any way with the Department of Justice or any other part of the government. They do not know what I am about to say.

    I want to start by thanking the FBI employees who did remarkable work in this case. Once you have a better sense of how much we have done, you will understand why I am so grateful and proud of their efforts.

    So, first, what we have done:

    The investigation began as a referral from the Intelligence Community Inspector General in connection with Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail server during her time as Secretary of State. The referral focused on whether classified information was transmitted on that personal system.

    Our investigation looked at whether there is evidence classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on that personal system, in violation of a federal statute making it a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way, or a second statute making it a misdemeanor to knowingly remove classified information from appropriate systems or storage facilities.

    Piecing all of that back together—to gain as full an understanding as possible of the ways in which personal e-mail was used for government work—has been a painstaking undertaking, requiring thousands of hours of effort.

    click on the link below to read the full text

    Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of …

    https://www.fbi.gov/…/statement-by-fbi-director-james-b-comey-on-the-investigation-…

    Jul 5, 2016Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System. Remarks …

    In this case, given the importance of the matter, I think unusual transparency is in order.

    Opinions are irrelevant,  they were all uninformed by insight into our investigation.