White House Approved CIA Hacking Of Senate Computers

By: Friday January 16, 2015 6:55 am

According to a report by the CIA Inspector General, the White House was informed of the CIA’s plan to hack US Senate computers to discover what was going to be in the Senate Torture Report. CIA Director John Brennan met with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough then ordered CIA employees to “use whatever [...]

White House Changes Story On IRS Knowledge Again

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 5:59 am

White House Spokesman Jay Carney’s earlier statements regarding White House knowledge of the IRS scandal failed to disclose that the President’s Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, knew about the situation weeks before the IRS report was published adding another name to the list of people who surrounded President Obama that knew about the report while [...]

Obama Eyes National Security Aide For Chief of Staff

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 6:04 am

As Jack Lew moves on to Treasury Secretary, President Obama is reportedly looking to his national security team for Lew’s replacement. From the New York Times: President Obama is planning to elevate a key national security deputy, Denis R. McDonough, to White House chief of staff, administration officials said on Wednesday, making perhaps his closest [...]

White House Contrasts Peter King Muslim Radicalization Hearings With Appeal to Tolerance

By: Monday March 7, 2011 6:15 am

This week, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will hold long-awaited hearings in the House Homeland Security Committee on Muslim cooperation with law enforcement in terror investigations. King pretty much has his mind made up before entering the hearing room – he believes that Muslim-Americans haven’t aided enough in investigations against extremism, despite a long record to [...]

Administration, Democrats Gently Dipping Their Toes In Terrorism Debate

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 11:13 am

Avi Zenilman, filling in at the Plum Line, has written a series of good posts about the Democrats’ failure to engage the debate around the failed Christmas Day “underpants bomber” attack. This has ceded the field to Republicans making no secret of their political aims, who have hammered the President almost from the moment that [...]

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