The last time we counted the ways that President Obama has failed to keep his promise of running â€œthe most transparent administration in history,â€ none other than The New York Times agreed, concluding, â€œJohn Boehnerâ€™s Right on Executive Secrecy.â€ Since then, more has been written about the Obama administrationâ€™s attempts to eliminate news coverage it doesnâ€™t like and restrict the freedom of the press.
The Ways and Means Committeeâ€™s investigation into the scandal â€œuncovered three specific acts undertaken by Lerner that may have violated one or more criminal statutes.â€ If convicted, the committee says she could face up to 11 years in prison â€“ which is perhaps why she has twice pled the fifth and refused to testify to Congress.
Today, the House laid down another marker by passing the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 24), a bipartisan bill that requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a full audit of the Federal Reserve within one year.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that the Obama administration broke the law when it released five Taliban terrorists without notifying Congress:
“Yesterday, the nonpartisan, independent Government Accountability Office confirmed what everyone capable of reading the English language already knew: the White House ignored the law when it released five dangerous Taliban prisoners without proper Congressional notification.
In an interview with Fox Newsâ€™ Megyn Kelly, Speaker Boehner highlighted Republicansâ€™ ongoing efforts to hold the Obama administration accountable on several fronts, saying â€œthe American people have a right to know what happened with regard to Fast and Furious, what happened at the IRS, what happened at Benghazi.â€