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Bailey Jones

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] Everything the government does (local, state, federal) is done for the people, and with the people's money. With a very very few obvious exceptions, there is nothing our representatives and our civil service do that we don't have the absolute right to know about. It doesn't matter if you're a city board member or the president of the United States - you have no right to privacy when it comes to doing your job.

Diane Turski

If the government has nothing to hide, they should not object to complying with FOIA requests. If they object to transparency, then they are probably hiding something the people should know about! Let the sunshine in!!

Wayne D Holt

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Carlos Ponce

Judicial Watch has filed FOIA requests on Hillary Clinton since 2012 regarding Benghazi but only recently did U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth issue the order she be deposed - and she's fighting it.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/03/02/Federal-judge-allows-deposition-of-Hillary-Clinton-in-emails-lawsuit/1641583187524/?spt=slh&or=3

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hillary-clinton-asks-appeals-court-to-overturn-order-for-deposition-about-email-server-and-benghazi

Dan Freeman

Two reactions: 1. Mr. Ponce, get over Hilary. She lost and should be forgotten.

2. The judge did not allow questions concerning Benghazi, only those concerning her use of a private server, ostensibly to avoid FOI requests.

Carlos Ponce

Two reactions: 1. Dan Freeman suggests Hillary is above the law and should not be questioned.

2. Answers to questions about the personal server will lead to answers about Benghazi.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, still beating the Benghazi drum! Hillary is not part of the landscape unless she is the VP for Biden, which will not happen. How many investigations do you want? We have had "Ten investigations were conducted into the 2012 Benghazi attack, six of these by Republican-controlled House committees."

What is important right now, we are not ready for any type of virus and such, that is caused by nature or by man.

Carlos Ponce

One of these days even Jim Forsythe will look in horror at how much Hillary got away with.... until now.

Carlos Ponce

"Ten investigations were conducted into the 2012 Benghazi attack, six of these by Republican-controlled House committees." and her answer was?????

"I do not recall."

"I do not remember."

When questioned about Whitewater....

"I do not recall."

"I do not remember."

When questioned about Travelgate.....

"I do not recall."

"I do not remember."

When questioned about her emails...

"I do not recall."

"I do not remember."

And her answer time will be...

"I do not recall."

"I do not remember."

So much for Sunshine.[rolleyes]

Don Schlessinger

Lefties love investigations as long as they aren't aimed at Lefties.

Jim Forsythe

Don, how many Benghazi investigations do you want? What has not been covered? Hillary is no longer a major player so why rehash what has already been looked at. If ten investigations, six of these by Republican-controlled House committees, did not find what you think they should have, what do you think they will find now?

Jim Forsythe

Don, how many Benghazi investigations do you want? What has not been covered? Hillary is no longer a major player so why rehash what has already been looked at. If ten investigations, six of these by Republican-controlled House committees, did not find what you think they should have, what do you think they will find now?

Don Schlessinger

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Charlotte O'rourke

Open meetings and open records are two important transparency laws that keep democracy alive and well and functioning to the benefit of the governed.

A free press and speech are crucial as one must read and hear both truth and lies, facts and fiction, and sense versus nonsense to sometimes distinguish the difference in today’s society of deliberate distortion and misinformation.

Charles Douglas

Free Speech, Freedom of the Press, bah! The Fake News Media has been lying to the public on behalf of their FAKE POLITICAL PARTNERS for years now in this country, and it is totality accepted. I don't blame the government and those supporting the government for not fully disclosing their business, for two reasons, 1) The Fake Media will lie about it and frame it for their OWN dishonest advantage, 2) there should be term limits on the 40, and 50 year political servants like Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi! It should be no question weather they have something to hide BECAUSE it is a certainty, that they have plenty to HIDE,,after all their time in office and the temptations launched their way in the form of money, and other nice things used to buy their influence, are overwhelming. They need change in DC! When individuals spend years working for our military at the Pentagon, then go to work for CHINA, at a very high salary to spill their guts about what they know, something needs to be done! The thing is you will have to move tons of cover in DC to find stuff like this out! This is the culture in DC, and it is call the SWAMP! The reason why Trump is having problems is when you go after THE SWAMP, then the SWAMP will come after you!

Bailey Jones

You're right, Charles - we don't need freedoms, we need to #saveTrump2020!

Charles Douglas

Mr. Jones ...thank you sir!!!! Here I am thinking I had no chance of pulling you back off that POLITICAL CLIFF, where you've been standing on the edge, and leaning forward! I knew if I did not give up ..I'd get you on the "DIESEL!" Welcome aboard my friend! [rolleyes]

Charles Douglas

Don't get me wrong. I approve of the freedoms we enjoy in this great country, and I hold them up as precious gifts irreplaceable, but Many AMERICANS act like they have nothing invested in this country to the point they routinely side with other nations, even COMMUNIST ones against the country they and their families live, and prosper in. They do not possess an ounce of PATRIOTISM! I can never understand that kind of outlook or behavior of an individual who have been given so much at the expense of so many others! CHINA now controls our medicines, and pharmaceuticals, they are starting to control our sports ....especially PRO BASKETBALL. If you look hard, you will notice they are now going after the FAKE MEDIA too. HOW? MONEY! Love of money, will cause some people to turn on their own family members! Money is a horrible master, but helpful tool. It is said that ...It is CERTAIN that you cannot take anything out of this world with you. MONEY included!

Bailey Jones

You're talking about our precious capitalist class, Charles! No job or product has EVER been sent to China except to create greater wealth for American corporations and stockholders. It's the American way. Are you suggesting that there are other things than return on investment to consider? Like people? Families? Jobs? Quality of life?

Hallelujah! Charles is turning socialist!

Charles Douglas

Yes! There are other reasons why America has been coming up on the short end of the proverbial stick when It comes to TRADE DEALS & Jobs etc.etc. with other nations! The main one is called AMERICAN gullibility !!! I will give you just a few of the fools who should be held responsible, just a few mind you: Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and Barack America, and Joe O'BIDEN!

Charles Douglas

.....Also I will even throw "W" in that group too!

Bailey Jones

I'll make you a deal, Charles. No partisan blame games until we're on the other side of this plague. Let's all just be Americans for a while.

Carlos Ponce

Bailey posted "for finally getting with the program and acknowledging the unprecedented crisis that we are in" in another forum.

"No partisan blame games" ????? Your actions speak LOUDLY.

Charles Douglas

Let it NOT be said that Old CD don't keep his word! I apologize...and now the BARGAIN is back on!!!!!!!![thumbup][thumbup]

David Hardee

Bailey's "Let's all just be Americans for a while." is the best solution. We can do it!

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