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BREAKING: Phoenix FBI Office Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Scandal
Katie Pavlich
6/11/2014 12:43:00 PM

Since revelations of secret wait lists and veteran deaths at VA medical facilities surfaced two months ago, lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have been pressing the Department of Justice to open up a criminal investigation into the ongoing VA scandal. According to CBS News, the FBI office in Phoenix has launched that criminal probe.

    JUST IN: FBI Director James Comey says the Phoenix office of the FBI has opened a criminal investigation of the VA scandal.
    — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) June 11, 2014

Phoenix was the first location where whistleblowers exposed potential criminal wrongdoing and stated veterans had died as a result of long wait times for care. As of now, we know the VA scandal includes more than 40 hospitals in dozens of states and that 120,000 veterans have experienced improper delays. The question now is whether the criminal probe will stop in Phoenix or expand to other locations embroiled in controversy.

UPDATE: More details:

    Comey confirmed the bureau's involvement during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Officials previously made clear that federal prosecutors were helping in an inspector general investigation, but the probe by Phoenix FBI agents marks a new phase.

    The additional probe comes as internal audits show the expanding scope of the scandal where thousands of military veterans endured long wait times for VA medical care, and VA officials apparently covered up those wait times in order to make their internal numbers look better.

    Lawmakers were moving on a separate track on Capitol Hill to address the scandal. The Senate was poised to vote by Thursday on a measure making it easier for veterans who have encountered delays getting initial visits to receive VA-paid treatment from local doctors instead. The measure closely resembles a bill approved unanimously Tuesday in the House, prompting optimism among lawmakers from both parties that a compromise version could be on its way soon to President Obama for his signature.

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we shall see; the FBI is still part of the Just-Us Department, after all.

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We can look forward to a vigorous, independent and unbiased investigation, under the direction of Eric Holder.

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We can look forward to a vigorous, independent and unbiased investigation, under the direction of Eric Holder.

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I wish I could laugh, but it's too much of a tragedy for that.

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/06/03/turley_obama_the_president_that_richard_nixon_always_wanted_to_be.html

"JONATHAN TURLEY: Well, I think that the biggest problem we have is that the system itself, if we have a dominant branch, simply begins to shut down in terms of the safeguards. People don't seem to understand that the separation of powers is not about the power of these branches, it's there to protect individual liberty, it's there to protect us from the concentration of power. That's what is occurring here. You know, I've said it before, Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be. You know, he's been allowed to act unilaterally in a way that we've fought for decades."

Both Nixon and Obama sought to use the IRS against their political opponents. With Nixon it was spelled out as a charge in Article 2, of his impeachment.

Unfortunately the over zealous GOP ruined the usefulness of impeachment, going after popular Clinton, for relatively minor indiscretions, IMO.

Now with truly serious violations of public trust, the GOP cannot use impeachment, lest the public punish them in the elections.

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/06/03/turley_obama_the_president_that_richard_nixon_always_wanted_to_be.html

"JONATHAN TURLEY: Well, I think that the biggest problem we have is that the system itself, if we have a dominant branch, simply begins to shut down in terms of the safeguards. People don't seem to understand that the separation of powers is not about the power of these branches, it's there to protect individual liberty, it's there to protect us from the concentration of power. That's what is occurring here. You know, I've said it before, Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be. You know, he's been allowed to act unilaterally in a way that we've fought for decades."

Both Nixon and Obama sought to use the IRS against their political opponents. With Nixon it was spelled out as a charge in Article 2, of his impeachment.

Unfortunately the over zealous GOP ruined the usefulness of impeachment, going after popular Clinton, for relatively minor indiscretions, IMO.

Now with truly serious violations of public trust, the GOP cannot use impeachment, lest the public punish them in the elections.



seek and ye shall find.  that is God's own truth there.  I like the analogy of Obama to the president Nixon wanted to be; that succinctly draws the (frightening) parallels between the two.

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seek and ye shall find.  that is God's own truth there.  I like the analogy of Obama to the president Nixon wanted to be; that succinctly draws the (frightening) parallels between the two.
It is useful politically. Nixon is almost universally condemned for his scandal.

Politically some democrats might pay attention, to comparisons of Obama to Nixon, made by a respected liberal like Turley.

For November 2014 voters need to be made to fear democrat power, and see Republican power as the means to block Obama.

"I like my democrat opponent. He is a nice man. But he will vote with Obama almost every time. And we need to prevent that. Obama simply has too much power, too much corruption, and too many scandals."

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I wish I could laugh, but it's too much of a tragedy for that.

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we shall see; the FBI is still part of the Just-Us Department, after all.
Yeah. Would the AG have to sign off on this?
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Yeah. Would the AG have to sign off on this?

not necessarily on the investigation, although he could quash it if he wanted to, but probably on any decision to prosecute, which would be done by a USA, not the FBI.

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If Obama's name pops up in any way as a problem, you can bet your sweet bippy this will be quashed or the information "lost."
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