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(Talking Points Memo)   The SEC investigation Sen. Chuck Grassley demanded to find out who in the Obama administration leaked insider information on Medicare changes that let stock traders make a fortune is now focused on a GOP health policy staffer in the House   (talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
    More: Followup, Grassley, GOP, Obama, insider trading, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Senate Finance, stock traders, House Ways and Means Committee  
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2014-06-24 04:25:06 PM  
Wait, there are republicans in the Obama administration?
 
2014-06-24 04:34:03 PM  
Oh this is just so special.

The SEC lawsuit alleges that the House staffer, Brian Sutter, spoke with a lobbyist -- identified by the Journal as Mark Hayes, who happens to be a former aide to Grassley -- on the day of the leak. The suit alleges that Sutter was in touch with Hayes by both email and phone and that they discussed the upcoming Medicare policy change. Hayes then allegedly gave the information to a research firm, which distributed the flash that set off the trading, according to the SEC.

It even involved a former Grassley staffer.

The Law of Unintended Consequences meets The Tangled Web.
 
2014-06-24 05:04:09 PM  

Diogenes: It even involved a former Grassley staffer.


The only way it could be better, if it was Grassley's lover that leaked the info.
 
2014-06-24 05:14:52 PM  
Watch them try to hide behind the Speech and Debate clause.  Those congress-critters get to say anything, even outright lies that directly endanger citizens, and not be held accountable.
 
2014-06-24 05:23:14 PM  

muck1969: Watch them try to hide behind the Speech and Debate clause.  Those congress-critters get to say anything, even outright lies that directly endanger citizens, and not be held accountable.


And remember, taking the 5th is a crystal clear indication that you're guilty and hiding something.
 
2014-06-24 05:24:56 PM  

mekkab: Grassley's lover that leaked


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-24 06:02:36 PM  
tee hee!
 
2014-06-24 06:22:30 PM  
[nelsonmuntz-ha-ha.jpg]
 
2014-06-24 06:24:17 PM  

mekkab: Diogenes: It even involved a former Grassley staffer.

The only way it could be better, if it was Grassley's lover that leaked the info.


Oh, we'll never find that out. This investigation is getting shut down in 3...2...1...
 
2014-06-24 06:24:21 PM  
Finally, the over-zealous staffer has a name.
 
2014-06-24 06:25:45 PM  
Why is Grassley so pissed?  Did he sell too early?
 
2014-06-24 06:29:15 PM  

Diogenes: Oh this is just so special.

The SEC lawsuit alleges that the House staffer, Brian Sutter, spoke with a lobbyist -- identified by the Journal as Mark Hayes, who happens to be a former aide to Grassley -- on the day of the leak. The suit alleges that Sutter was in touch with Hayes by both email and phone and that they discussed the upcoming Medicare policy change. Hayes then allegedly gave the information to a research firm, which distributed the flash that set off the trading, according to the SEC.

It even involved a former Grassley staffer.

The Law of Unintended Consequences meets The Tangled Web.


Listen, Obama has found out time and again that if Congress is allowed to review secret information it will stop being a secret in a New York minute. Isn't it really his fault for letting the House know what was in the bill they were discussing?
 
2014-06-24 06:30:45 PM  
The investigators are clearly incompetent. He told them to find the leak inside the OBAMA administration.
 
2014-06-24 06:30:51 PM  

muck1969: Watch them try to hide behind the Speech and Debate clause.  Those congress-critters get to say anything, even outright lies that directly endanger citizens, and not be held accountable.


Yes, but you don't want to take that away, otherwise within the week the Republicans will start suing every Democrat in Congress over thinly veiled bullshiat. (Rangel probably deserves it, but it won't stop there.)

More to the point is "watch the House Ethics Committee do their world famous tree stump impersonation".
 
2014-06-24 06:31:13 PM  
I guess you missed the class on punctuation, didn't you, subby.
 
2014-06-24 06:32:46 PM  
www.redstate.com
 
2014-06-24 06:34:11 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: I guess you missed the class on punctuation, didn't you, subby.


It seems like every 3rd headline either has not enough punctuation or, someone -is- content; to use "all" of it at once.
 
2014-06-24 06:38:41 PM  
chimg.onionstatic.com
 
2014-06-24 06:41:22 PM  

BSABSVR: Tyrone Slothrop: I guess you missed the class on punctuation, didn't you, subby.

It seems like every 3rd headline either has not enough punctuation or, someone -is- content; to use "all" of it at once.


I believe it's part of a conspiracy by the fark admins to annoy you both.

The other part is when you go to the toilet and there's only one square left on the roll, but you don't notice it until after you've done your deed.
 
2014-06-24 06:41:52 PM  
Boomeranghazi?
 
2014-06-24 06:47:25 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: I guess you missed the class on punctuation, didn't you, subby.


They stop teaching about question marks in those classes, Tyrone?
 
2014-06-24 06:49:29 PM  
LAWLESS
 
2014-06-24 07:03:34 PM  
Is the staffer a dude? Don't give up hope.
 
2014-06-24 07:04:58 PM  

mekkab: Diogenes: It even involved a former Grassley staffer.

The only way it could be better, if it was Grassley's lover that leaked the info.


Is the staffer a dude? Don't give up hope.

I do it nice cause I do it twice!
 
2014-06-24 07:06:45 PM  
The SEC lawsuit alleges that the House staffer, Brian Sutter, spoke with a lobbyist -- identified by the Journal as Mark Hayes, who happens to be a former aide to Grassley -- on the day of the leak. The suit alleges that Sutter was in touch with Hayes by both email and phone and that they discussed the upcoming Medicare policy change. Hayes then allegedly gave the information to a research firm, which distributed the flash that set off the trading, according to the SEC.


The schadenfreude, it's becoming too much! I feel like I'm smothering in bubblegum-scented butterflies!
 
2014-06-24 07:09:38 PM  

wildcardjack: The investigators are clearly incompetent. He told them to find the leak inside the OBAMA administration.


This will be the talking point in 24 hours, and they will have no shame about it.
 
2014-06-24 07:12:36 PM  

Notabunny: Boomeranghazi?


GrassleyghaziizahgyelssarG?
 
2014-06-24 07:19:32 PM  
Poor house republicans. One day they will find a scandal to pin on Obama that people will care about.

I doubt that will happen with Obama's time machine.

\my phone autocompleted that last line after the t, lol
 
2014-06-24 07:26:32 PM  

Diogenes: Oh this is just so special.

The SEC lawsuit alleges that the House staffer, Brian Sutter, spoke with a lobbyist -- identified by the Journal as Mark Hayes, who happens to be a former aide to Grassley -- on the day of the leak. The suit alleges that Sutter was in touch with Hayes by both email and phone and that they discussed the upcoming Medicare policy change. Hayes then allegedly gave the information to a research firm, which distributed the flash that set off the trading, according to the SEC.

It even involved a former Grassley staffer.

The Law of Unintended Consequences meets The Tangled Web.


It's just like the voter fraud. If Republicans are accusing Democrats of doing something nefarious, it's safe to assume they're up to their own eyeballs in it.
 
2014-06-24 07:41:14 PM  
That is so delicious that it must be fattening.
 
2014-06-24 08:22:35 PM  
Obama clearly planted this information on an innocent staffer to distract from Benghazi.
 
2014-06-24 08:29:04 PM  
Isn't it suspicious that the timing coincides with Hillary's book still being on sale?

/There's no nice way to say it. Republicans are coonts.
 
2014-06-24 08:33:35 PM  
The republicans have been hoisted by their own petards so many times now they should all have D rings sewn into their asses.
 
2014-06-24 08:38:24 PM  
NelsonHaHa.jpg
 
2014-06-24 08:55:26 PM  

Wendy's Chili: It's just like the voter fraud. If Republicans are accusing Democrats of doing something nefarious, it's safe to assume they're up to their own eyeballs in it.


Just like their obsession with the gheys, the pr0nz, the bestialists, the teen sexxors and so forth.
 
2014-06-24 09:13:28 PM  
media.giphy.com
 
2014-06-24 09:26:39 PM  

mekkab: Diogenes: It even involved a former Grassley staffer.

The only way it could be better, if it was Grassley's lover that leaked the info.


Why would a twelve year old boy leak info?
 
2014-06-24 09:41:09 PM  
Is this leak the way they intended trickle-down to work?
 
2014-06-24 10:04:23 PM  
Don't start a witch hunt when you live in a coven.
 
2014-06-24 10:48:04 PM  
I always hear Nelson Muntz in my head when reading these articles.
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-24 10:57:12 PM  
See?  Both sides are bad.
 
2014-06-24 11:21:16 PM  

Serious Black: mekkab: Diogenes: It even involved a former Grassley staffer.

The only way it could be better, if it was Grassley's lover that leaked the info.

Oh, we'll never find that out. This investigation is getting shut down in 3...2...1...


Well, it's possible they were his current and former lovers.

We are talking about a Republican here.
 
2014-06-24 11:42:59 PM  
The investigation won't be over till they find a way to hang it on Hillary.
 
2014-06-24 11:58:30 PM  
Typical. A Republican KNOWS something nefarious is going on.

And it's because they are doing it.

Why do people vote for these fark-nuts? Somebody please tell me.
 
2014-06-25 12:00:53 AM  

roadkillontheweb: The investigation won't be over till they find a way to hang it on Hillary.


It's simple. Hillary leaked it all to distract everyone from BENGHAZI!
 
2014-06-25 12:24:36 AM  
Where are all the Fark Independents in this thread?
 
2014-06-25 06:00:30 AM  
Hell.  They can always claim hard drive crash and they lost all the emails.  Seems to be working for the executive branch.  Just sayin'.....
 
2014-06-25 06:45:39 AM  
The SEC lawsuit alleges that the House staffer, Brian Sutter, spoke with a lobbyist -- identified by the Journal as Mark Hayes, who happens to be a former aide to Grassley -- on the day of the leak. The suit alleges that Sutter was in touch with Hayes by both email and phone and that they discussed the upcoming Medicare policy change. Hayes then allegedly gave the information to a research firm, which distributed the flash that set off the trading, according to the SEC.

Too perfect.
 
2014-06-25 07:47:45 AM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: Where are all the Fark Independents in this thread?


WaffleStomper: Hell.  They can always claim hard drive crash and they lost all the emails.  Seems to be working for the executive branch.  Just sayin'.....


It would seem there's about a 5 hour gap before the talking points were sent out. What, no Benghazi?
 
2014-06-25 09:53:43 AM  
That headline is a goddamn train wreck.
 
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