“We were shocked to learn during this briefing and in subsequent document examination that Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez, over the objections of career Justice Department attorneys, enticed the City to drop its lawsuit that Mr. Perez did not want decided by the Supreme Court,” wrote Issa, Grassley, Smith and McHenry.
“This is highly significant as it is the first Medicare demonstration project that GAO has ever recommended cancelling,” Issa and Lankford write. “If the Department continues to ignore the Committee’s request, we will consider the use of compulsory process.”
“Legislation to stop federal taxpayer dollars from supporting human trafficking has been a bipartisan and bicameral effort to address the scourge of human trafficking. While President Obama’s executive order borrows many components from Congress’ legislative effort, it does not include the most important part…”
“It’s good that CMS changed its mind and finally agreed to take a firm line against egregious federal Medicaid overpayments today, but it’s unfortunate that it has taken so many years to start trying to fix the problem” said Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Az.
The report finds that over the past two decades, New York State has received billions of dollars in Medicaid reimbursements through mismanaged overpayments, and that the overpayments are continuing.
“Missing from the public debate has been the wiretap applications themselves, which are under court seal. Issa obtained the documents despite the seal. Issa plans to challenge Democrats on the Oversight panel on whether they have taken the opportunity to review them…”
Justice Department Inspector General: “We concluded that the Attorney General’s Deputy Chief of Staff, the Acting Deputy Attorney General, and the leadership of the Criminal Division failed to alert the Attorney General to significant information about or flaws in those investigations.”
Department of Justice Inspector General’s Report: “We concluded that the Attorney General’s Deputy Chief of Staff, the Acting Deputy Attorney General, and the leadership of the Criminal Division failed to alert the Attorney General to significant information about or flaws in those investigations.”
“The Inspector General’s report confirms findings by Congress’ investigation of a near total disregard for public safety in Operation Fast and Furious.”
“When we asked Holder whether he believed that his staff should have informed him sooner about the connection between Fast and Furious and the firearms found at the scene of the Terry shooting, he said that he would not have expected to receive that information…”