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    Default Obama adviser may have committed crime by hiding emails sent to big pharma lobbyist

    "Obama senior aide made promises to a lobbyist about obtaining billions of dollars in public funds," Fehrnstrom said, "and he did it using his personal email, which suggests he wanted to hide the conversation. ... In addition to quoting emails sent by administration officials through private accounts, the report also revealed that officials held meetings off the White House grounds, such as at a nearby Caribou Coffee shop, to avoid having them documented in official White House logs."


    "an e-mail from Jeff Smith, a senior adviser to the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, about an off-campus meeting with a member of the GPS industry:"

    "Jim -- coffee at Caribou Coffee -- across the corner from the WH -- would work at 11:30 a.m. on Friday…plus getting you through the new WH security rules these days almost takes an act of Congress almost (and you know how well that's going these days)," Smith wrote. "[P]lus you'd appear on an official WH Visitor List which is maybe not want [sic] you want at this stage."


    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...1#.UBqtj_aPWAg

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainVonDoom View Post
    "Obama senior aide made promises to a lobbyist about obtaining billions of dollars in public funds," Fehrnstrom said, "and he did it using his personal email, which suggests he wanted to hide the conversation. ... In addition to quoting emails sent by administration officials through private accounts, the report also revealed that officials held meetings off the White House grounds, such as at a nearby Caribou Coffee shop, to avoid having them documented in official White House logs."


    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/25/us...pagewanted=all
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    Yada, yada, yada

    I just find it amusing that anyone is surprised by anything like this anymore.

    $$$ = Lobbyists
    Lobbyists = funding or contracts

    Golden rule = The man with the gold makes the rules
    It is what it is

    I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said

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    Nothing will come of it.

    Company donates money to politician, politician gives a larger amount of our money to aforementioned corporation.

    What's the problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Nothing will come of it.

    Company donates money to politician, politician gives a larger amount of our money to aforementioned corporation.

    What's the problem?


    There are three problems here:


    1. using personal email accounts violates the Presidential Records Act, which requires that all official executive branch communications be archived for public record.-- ILLEGAL

    2. meeting at a cafe to avoid having the meeting documented in official White House logs. -- ILLEGAL


    3. One of the reasons why healthcare costs are through the roof.

    Obama Was Pushed by Drug Industry, E-Mails Suggest

    "After weeks of talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous. To cut a deal with the White House on overhauling health care, they needed to be sure that President Obama would stop a proposal intended to bring down medicine prices..... Mr. Obama’s staff signaled a willingness to put aside support for the reimportation of prescription medicines at lower prices and by doing so solidified a compact with an industry the president had vilified on the campaign trail."

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    I was being sarcastic.

    My fault, sarcasm doesnt translate well to the internet.

    Part of it is frustration. Lobbying is nothing more than legal bribes, yet we still allow it to continue happening, no matter who is in charge.

    The reason is disappoints me more with Mr. Obama is that he was supposedly going to be different. But he is just like the rest of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I was being sarcastic.

    My fault, sarcasm doesnt translate well to the internet.

    Part of it is frustration. Lobbying is nothing more than legal bribes, yet we still allow it to continue happening, no matter who is in charge.

    The reason is disappoints me more with Mr. Obama is that he was supposedly going to be different. But he is just like the rest of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainVonDoom View Post
    There are three problems here:


    1. using personal email accounts violates the Presidential Records Act, which requires that all official executive branch communications be archived for public record.-- ILLEGAL

    2. meeting at a cafe to avoid having the meeting documented in official White House logs. -- ILLEGAL


    3. One of the reasons why healthcare costs are through the roof.

    Obama Was Pushed by Drug Industry, E-Mails Suggest
    as if any laws apply to Obama and his Obamabots...
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    File this with Iran Contra,Solendra,Savings and Loan scandel of the 80s...Neil Bush,Scooter Libby, Monicagate,etc etc. The Prez is bullet proof and someone always takes the bullet for him. Its in your contract if your a Wahington bureaucrat. Nixon left office but didn't do jail time. No president is ever going to jail for anything he or she does in office.
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