Feds paid $1 billion in Social Security benefits to individuals without a SSN

The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit. The agency’s inspector general found errors in the government’s documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is…

Government watchdog group calls for investigation into Democratic FEC official

A government watchdog group is calling for an investigation into whether a Democratic Federal Election Commission official violated federal ethics laws after demanding President Donald Trump provide evidence of voter fraud, which is outside of the FEC’s jurisdiction. The Washington Free Beacon first reported that FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub potentially ran afoul of ethics rules after using her…

John Podesta: ‘Forces within the FBI’ may have wanted Clinton to lose

John Podesta, the former chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, said Monday “forces within the FBI” may have wanted her to lose. “There are at least forces within the FBI that wanted her to lose,” Podesta said during an interview with the website NewCo, Politico reported. “I’m not sure they really understood the alternative, but…

Trump would be willing to remove Bannon from National Security Council

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser wanted to remove chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council’s principals committee, the president would “take that under serious consideration.” “The president has made clear to him he’s got full authority to structure the national…