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June 28, 2013, Letter to OSC re Emanuel and Messina

June 28, 2013, Letter to OSC re Emanuel and Messina

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June 28, 2013 
Carolyn Lerner, Esq. Special Counsel 
U.S. Office Special Counsel 1730 St., N.W., Suite 218 Washington, 20036-4505 
Re: .Judicial Watch Requests for Investigation 
Dear Ms. Lerner: are receipt your letter dated May 30, 2013, response our request for all information concerning the disposition our request for investigation, which was filed with the Hatch Act Unit June 15, 2010, concerning federal employees Jim Messina and Rahm Emanuel. You did not, however, provide with the information requested. 
You indicated that although Jim Messina and Rahm Emanuel were federal employees governed The Hatch Act the time filed our complaint, they are longer subject the jurisdiction OSC since they have since left federal government service. You also indicated that since yow took office June 2011, you "reinstituted agency policy that OSC does not investigate Hatch Act allegations after employee has letl federal service" and '"consistent with this policy, the complaints against Mr. Emanuel and Mr. Messina have been closed without further action." 
Ralun Emanuel left his White House post Obama' chief staff about October 2010. The Office Special Counsel had over three months since receipt our complaint June 2010 investigate the allegations raised against Rahm Emanuel before left office. 
Jim Messina left his White House post deputy chief staff about January 26, 2011. The Office Special Counsel had over seven months investigate the allegations raised our complaint June 2010 against Jim Messina prior his leaving office. 
When you took office June 2011, had been year since filed our complaint. Since the agency pol icy for not investigating allegations after employee has left federal service had only been "reinstituted" you June 2011, are 
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requesting all information concerning the disposition our complaints from the time their receipt the Office Special ColUlsel the time their dismissal. believe the complaint filed with the Hatch Act Unit concerning Jim Messina and Ralun Emanuel has merit and should have resulted investigation with findings fact and appropriate sanctions. copy our complaint, setting forth full the bases our allegations, was attached Exhibit our May 23, 2013, letter you. order provide you with more specificity our request-and provide you vvith incentive reply timely manner-we have filed Freedom Jnfom1ation request obtain all information concerning the disposition our request for investigation filed with the Hatch Act Unit June 15, 2010, conccming federal employees Jim Messina and Ralun Emanuel from that date the present. copy the FOIA request enclosed. make this request the public interest. 
Sincerely, 

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Thomas Fitton President 
Enclosure 
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