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Mary Landrieu blames sloppy bookkeeping for taxpayer-funded campaign flights


The Times-Picayune is reporting that Sen. Mary Landrieu on Friday issued the results of an internal investigation that uncovered $33,700 in campaign flights that were charged to her Senate account.

Mary Landrieu internal investigation finds $33,700 in improperly charged flights http://t.co/GQZoW4NU24

— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) September 12, 2014

Landrieu blamed sloppy book keeping for the controversy:

“The review I ordered last month found these mistakes stemming from sloppy book keeping. I take full responsibility. They should have never happened, and I apologize for this,” Landrieu said“A new system has been established that has been successfully used by a number of senate offices to provide a safeguard from this happening in the future.”

Landrieu blames sloppy bookkeeping: “I take full responsibility. This should have never happened & I apologize…” http://t.co/reYbSCMbyx

— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) September 12, 2014

The $33,727.02 Landrieu is paying back is only 11% percent of total charged to federal govt for chartered flights: http://t.co/reYbSCMbyx.

— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) September 12, 2014

Bill Cassidy demands Mary Landrieu release/review all her flight records back to 1997 — not just 2002 — for possible reimbursement.

— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) September 12, 2014

RNC communications director Sean Spicer was quick to jump on the news.

43 = how many flights @MaryLandrieu is reimbursing taxpayers 4 her campaign trips. Thats not a book keeping problem, thats incompetence.

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 12, 2014

.@MaryLandrieu repays almost $34K for flights via @Gannett http://t.co/jTXsPRz9cg

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 12, 2014

Report: @MaryLandrieu Billed Taxpayers for Campaign Trips Dating Back to 2000 @NRO http://t.co/EPuaDeDAWq

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 12, 2014

RNC spokesman Michael Short told National Review Online it was no mistake that Landrieu let her self-imposed deadline of Sept. 8 pass before releasing the report. “With at least 9 more potentially illegal taxpayer-funded charter flights in question, it’s clear why Senator Landrieu decided not to release her report on time,” he said. “These flights suggest a longstanding pattern of abuse of taxpayer dollars dating back to her first term in office – not a bookkeeping error – and a strong contempt for hardworking Louisiana taxpayers”




WHOA: Sean Spicer parody’s Gianforte tweets bring out VIOLENT, unhinged Lefties

After Greg Gianforte WON in Montana last night, Sean Spicer’s parody account (@sean_spicier) took full advantage of how reactive and emotional the Left can be by tweeting about how Gianforte will fit in and Trump body slamming people.

Journalists, butt of Trump’s joke about Russia finding Hillary’s emails, dead certain he wasn’t joking

As Twitchy has noted a number of times, the strain between the news media and Donald Trump started long before his election and looks certain to continue throughout his term, especially as a new front has opened in the ongoing war between the two, with the White House hosting selected briefings off-camera.

It wasn’t only the absence of TV cameras from today’s briefings that stirred up the press; add to that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s insistence Trump was joking on the campaign trail last summer when he said he hoped Russia could find Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails.

Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer drives podium down NYC street (wait, what?) [video]

Rising political star Chelsea Clinton shares thoughtful perspective on zero-based budgeting (not really)

Most days we’re not sure how White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer does what he does, but we’re certain we don’t want to do it, especially after the fireworks at Thursday’spress briefing. Members of the press had plenty to say about the briefing on Twitter afterward, but one quote from Spicer regarding the president’s budget proposal amused quite of few of them.