The Obama FBI created a covert nationwide data-mining operation for collecting telecommunications records of American citizens, based on a secret court ruling that also allowed the FBI to keep the records indefinitely; FBI Director Robert Mueller promised that the content of the phone calls and e-mails would examined only when there was probable cause and court orders by federal judges.
114. The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General Audit Division reported that the Obama Mortgage Fraud Working Group had fabricated its claims about its success in fighting fraud
; the reasons for the fabrication were that the Group was unable to collect data, and the number of agents assigned to combat fraud had decreased dramatically.
117. The Obama IRS—in reviewing applications from conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status—illegally and unconstitutionally categorized anti-Obama rhetoric
118. The Obama Office of Personnel Management (OPM) suffered the largest data breach in history
, an attack that exposed the personnel files of millions of federal employees; OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, the president’s former political director, had been warned repeatedly
about security deficiencies but took no steps to fix them.
119. Obama’s lack of transparency was so severe that 47 of his 73 inspectors general signed an open letter denouncing the administration’s stonewalling of their investigations. [Ed. note: a repeat from Part Two.]
120. The Obama Administration illegally attempted to stop the Navy-Air Force football game during the government shutdown, even though the schools used non-federal funds for the competition.
122. During the government shutdown, Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell refused to allow states to pick up the expense of keeping national parks open, despite this being established practice; although National Park Service members who staffed open-air memorials were exempt from the shutdown, they were furloughed anyway, and private guards were paid to barricade the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, Mount Rushmore, and the Grand Canyon.
139. Obama and Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is considered the most powerful, least-accountable
, most constitutionally questionable government agency; members of Congress are refused entry into advisory meetings.