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  • Richardson backs ElBaradei, Obama critic

    01/31/2011 9:02:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 01/31/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson threw his support behind Mohamed ElBaradei in Egypt on Monday, even as the Nobel laureate criticizes the Obama administration for its approach in the region. Richardson, who recently flew to North Korea on what the White House said was an unofficial trip, said on MSNBC that ElBaradei is the United States’ “best hope” to replace Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who he said he hopes “goes soon.” He acknowledged that ElBaradei, whom protesters have embraced, has been “taking shots at the United States.” ElBaradei told CNN on Sunday from his home that President Obama’s approach...
  • Russia’s Multiple Warnings About Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    04/25/2013 5:09:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 25, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Russia’s Multiple Warnings About Tamerlan TsarnaevPosted By Matthew Vadum On April 25, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments Russian authorities warned the Obama administration repeatedly — not merely once — that Boston Marathon bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev could be an Islamic terrorist, but those admonitions went unheeded in Washington, D.C.It’s a depressingly familiar tale of intelligence failures, official lies, politically correct posturing, and bureaucratic bungles coming from an administration that has little interest in protecting Americans from the Islamic terrorist threat, a danger President Obama refuses even to acknowledge.Time magazine...
  • Bomb Suspect Was Put on Two Watch Lists

    04/25/2013 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated April 24, 2013, 10:31 p.m. ET | By SIOBHAN GORMAN, PERVAIZ SHALLWANI and EVAN PEREZ
    U.S. authorities put alleged Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev on two separate watch lists in 2011 after Russian security agencies twice reached out to their American counterparts, raising new questions about missed opportunities to prevent the attack. Russian officials contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in March 2011, then reached out to the Central Intelligence Agency in September of that year, citing concerns Mr. Tsarnaev might have been associating with extremists, according to U.S. officials.The FBI has said it interviewed Mr. Tsarnaev and conducted a threat assessment, but found nothing "derogatory" that could prompt further investigation. A U.S. law-enforcement official said...
  • Did US-Russia Deal In 2011 Lead To Boston Bombings?

    04/22/2013 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 22, 2013 | Examiner Editorial
    Among the more unusual aspects of what has been learned thus far about the Brothers Tsarnaev is that in January 2011 Russian officials encouraged their U.S. counterparts to take notice of Tamerlan, the older of the two, for possible Chechen terrorist links.
  • Putin Putting Russia's Fate in Iranian Hands?

    02/21/2011 5:14:02 AM PST · by captjanaway · 1 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | February 21, 2011 | Lt. Colonel James Zumwalt, USMC (ret)
    Rather than the January 24th suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport (that claimed 36 lives and wounded almost 200) giving rise to a soul searching by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, it has sadly given rise to hypocrisy on his part. Moscow’s investigation into the attack is still ongoing. But earlier this month, in a very chilling video, Doku Umarov—the self-styled emir of the Causasus Emirate—claimed responsibility for it.Threatening further attacks, Umarov said, "With Allah's grace, we will make this year for you a year of blood and tears."
  • Amid WikiLeaks storm, gov't promotes Ellsberg film ["whistleblower of conscience"]

    01/15/2011 1:00:54 PM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2011 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as prosecutors build a case against the Army private suspected of passing hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, the State Department is promoting a documentary film that celebrates Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg. Amid its struggle to contain damage from the WikiLeaks revelations, the State Department announced Saturday that "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers" has been selected as one of 18 films that will tour the world this year as part of its "American Documentary Showcase" program. Ellsberg, whom the film portrays as a whistleblower of conscience,...
  • BUSTED: Hillary Clinton Aides Made False Statements To Anti-Trump FBI Agent

    12/06/2017 3:57:50 AM PST · by smileyface · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 6, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    In yet another blow to Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the special counsel was forced to fire a top FBI agent after possible anti-Trump text messages were discovered. “ The agent, Peter Strzok, is considered one of the most experienced and trusted F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators. He helped lead the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information on her private email account, and then played a major role in the investigation into links between President Trump’s campaign and Russia,” reports the New York Times. Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller combed through emails from...
  • Uncovering the Russia ties of Hillary’s campaign chief

    07/05/2017 7:31:26 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5 July 2017 | Peter Schweizer
    Lawmakers failed to seize on an alarming development in the Russia collusion story last week, one that should spark serious and immediate congressional inquiry. But it didn’t involve President Trump or his administration. During a heated Fox Business interview with Maria Bartiromo, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chief John Podesta made a series of misleading statements when questioned about his involvement in a company that received $35 million from the Russian government while Hillary served as secretary of state On Jan. 18, 2011, a small green-energy company named Joule Unlimited announced Podesta’s appointment to its board. Months later, Rusnano, a Kremlin-backed...
  • Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings

    02/16/2011 7:40:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 111 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/16/11 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, administration officials said Wednesday. Mr. Obama’s order, known as a Presidential Study Directive, identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States, these officials said.
  • Former Capitol Hill staffer found dead in aftermath of early morning car fire

    01/10/2011 10:21:32 AM PST · by penelopesire · 49 replies
    The Hillblog ^ | 01/10/11 12:23 PM ET | Jordan Fabian
    "Ashley Turton, a former senior aide to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), was found dead early Monday morning in a burned car on Capitol Hill, her employer said. Turton's employer, Progress Energy Inc., confirmed reports that she was the woman found by the D.C. Fire Department in the pre-dawn hours on Monday. In a statement, Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson called Turton a "valued employee" and a "dear friend to many of us." "This news is very hard to take. I know we all will keep her husband, children and parents in our thoughts and prayers, he said. "Today is an...
  • Admin Official: Obama "not ruling out legitimacy" of Muslim Brotherhood for New Egypt Gov't

    01/31/2011 8:18:18 PM PST · by kristinn · 183 replies
    Monday, January 31, 2011 | Kristinn
    An Obama administration official, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post, said the administration is open to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood being in the government of Egypt that will likely replace the rule of Hosni Mubarak:The official said that while the administration was concerned about "some elements" of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and other non-secular groups participating in the demonstrations, it was "not ruling out their legitimacy" and place in a future government. Obama was aware that the Muslim Brotherhood and others were in the audience when he spoke of "a new beginning" in a 2009 speech in Cairo that was...
  • Clinton Foundation Official Requests State Lunch Invitation, Special Seating for Foundation Allies

    08/27/2016 7:01:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Jonathan Karl , Devin Dwyer and BENJAMIN SIEGEL ·
    A series of newly released State Department emails obtained by ABC News offers fresh insight on direct contact between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's inner circle while she was Secretary of State. The emails -– released as part of a public records lawsuit by conservative group Citizens United and shared exclusively with ABC -- reveal what the group claims is new evidence Foundation allies received special treatment. In one December 2010 email chain with Clinton's closest aide Huma Abedin, then-top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band offers names for a State Department lunch with Chinese President Hu Jintao scheduled for...
  • Ex-State Dept. Official May Have Lied To Congress About Hillary’s Email Setup

    07/01/2016 6:07:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 28 | Chuck Ross
    The recent release of House Benghazi Committee interview transcripts includes one from a now-retired State Department official who appears to have given inconsistent statements about his knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s email practices. During an interview with the committee last year, John Bentel, the former director of the Executive Secretariat’s information resource management division, which manages records and communications for State Department’s leadership, claimed he had no knowledge of Clinton’s use of personal email account or private server. But emails recently released by Judicial Watch — as well as findings laid out in a recent State Department inspector general’s report —...
  • Clinton, aides tried to use wireless devices in secure areas

    06/02/2016 10:54:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | By Bill Gertz
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides tried to use personal hand-held electronic devices inside areas used to store classified information, according to the just-released State Department inspector general report. The Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the State Department’s security arm, told the inspector general that in March 2009 Mrs. Clinton rejected an offer from security officials to provide her with a secure government smartphone. “DS was informed that Secretary Clinton’s staff had been asking to use BlackBerry devices inside classified areas,” said the report, released late last month. Another portion of the inspector general’s report states that Mrs....
  • Postal worker says leaking package from Yemen made him seriously ill

    05/13/2012 11:33:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 13/5/12
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A postal worker says a mysterious leaking package from Yemen has left him seriously ill, but the U.S. Postal Service denies the package ever existed. The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, in a story printed in Sunday's Miami Herald and The Ledger of Lakeland, reported that Jeffrey A. Lill suffers from extreme fatigue, tremors, and liver and neurological problems. The symptoms are consistent with toxic exposure, problems that he said began after he handled the leaking package on Feb. 4, 2011. The center tracked down co-workers who said that they saw and smelled the package and that...
  • U.S. Set to Evacuate Americans From Egypt

    01/30/2011 3:08:52 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    cbs ^ | Jan. 30, 2011
    <p>Assistant Secretary of State Janice Jacobs told reporters Sunday that she expects it will take several flights over the coming days to handle the number of Americans who want to leave Egypt.</p> <p>Jacobs acknowledged that Internet interruptions in Egypt are making it difficult for Americans there to get information about the evacuations. But she said they have been able to get information from people in the United States who do have access to State Department and embassy websites.</p>
  • Inside Holbrooke's War With the White House

    01/14/2011 4:38:52 PM PST · by La Lydia · 3 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 14, 2010
    President Obama delivered a soaring eulogy for the late Richard Holbrooke today, calling him a "leading light" of U.S. diplomacy. But ... the president's warm remarks belie a far more complex relationship between the President and Holbrooke...Attention also turned to his tumultuous final years, when Holbrooke was portrayed as a disruptive force within the Obama administration, whose relationship with top American and foreign officials had chilled, and whose professional tenure was nearly over... The authors mine interviews with people who knew Holbrooke in Kabul, Islamabad, New York, Brussels, and Washington—including his wife Katie Marton, Gen. David Petraeus, and Secretary of...
  • Delta 4-Heavy's hush-hush payload found and identified

    01/24/2011 5:54:22 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    Spaceflight Now ^ | 1/24/2010 | Justin Ray
    The clandestine cargo carried into polar orbit Thursday aboard the first California-launched Delta 4-Heavy rocket was a crucial replacement satellite for the nation's surveillance and security network, amateur sky-watchers say.The sophisticated imaging bird follows a long line of Keyhole-type spacecraft that provide ultra-high resolution imagery for the U.S. intelligence community, according to hobbyists who track orbiting satellites with remarkable precision. Ever since the Delta 4-Heavy rocket fired away from Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the amateur observers have been hunting for the new satellite to figure out its identity. The conventional wisdom before the launch said...
  • ‘Did they get me?’: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program. “It was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data,” said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • Ongoing FR Analysis: Jack Wheeler Murder

    01/09/2011 8:55:15 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 1,839 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 9, 2011 | Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt
    Wilmington, Delaware (CNN) -- Police have found homicide victim John Wheeler's cell phone, according to a taxi driver who was interviewed by investigators this week. Athel Scott told CNN National Correspondent Susan Candiotti that police told him they found the cab driver's number in the phone of Wheeler, the former Pentagon official who was found dead in a Delaware landfill. He said investigators wanted to know how his number got there. Scott... says he told the police he didn't have any idea. "I never got a call from the man. I don't know him... He's never been in my cab....