SEQUESTER JESTER: Obama's Africa trip cost up to $100 million...
The Obama Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million
2:12 PM, Jun 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won't be cheap; it's expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the Washington Post.
"When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of emergency," reports the Post.
"Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bullet-proof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.
"The extraordinary security provisions — which will cost the government tens of millions of dollars — are outlined in a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post. While the preparations appear to be in line with similar travels in the past, the document offers an unusual glimpse into the colossal efforts to protect the U.S. commander-in-chief on trips abroad."
FBI Director Testifies He Doesn't Know Who's Leading Investigation in IRS Case
June 13, 2013 - 1:24 PM
By Joe Schoffstall
While testifying before the House Judiciary Committee today, FBI Director Robert Mueller could not name the lead investigator in the IRS case involving the targeting of conservative groups. It is now one month into the investigation.
Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH): "Can you tell me who the lead investigator is?"
Mueller: "Off the top of my head, no."
Jordan: "It's the most important issue in front of the country in the last six weeks, and you don't know who's heading up the case? Who the lead investigator is?"
Mueller: "At this juncture, no, I do not know."
Mueller also claimed ignorance when Rep. Jordan asked him if anyone had contacted the victims of the IRS scandal.