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  •  Never been proven in a court of law, (6+ / 0-)

    therefore it never happened.

    The Sunlight Foundation notes that, the website created by the Obama transition team in 2008, ceased to exist after June 8, 2013. now reads: "The transition has ended and the new administration has begun," then directs readers to That's reasonable enough, although it would have been equally reasonable in January 2009, when 'Change' published its last post on the transition.

    Why now? Sunlight assumes the administration wanted to scrub potential liabilities, such as this promise from the administration's ethics agenda:


     Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.

    "The human eye is a wonderful device. With a little effort, it can fail to see even the most glaring injustice." Richard K. Morgan

    by sceptical observer on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 11:52:49 AM PDT

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