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  • State Department Denies Holding Up Blackwater Libya Contract

    09/14/2012 1:51:33 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    BuzzFeed.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Hastings
    The State Department is denying charges it held up a security contract to protect the U.S. Ambassador in volatile post-conflict Libya. On an appearance last night on Piers Morgan Tonight , former Romney and United Nations spokesperson Ric Grenell said he’d been told by State Department officials that Academi “was set to go in and provide security for the Ambassador in Libya.” “They have been waiting,” Grenell said. “They've done some preliminary evaluations, but for two months, they have been waiting while the State Department decides to get the paperwork right." A second source with ties to Foggy Bottom confirmed...
  • Alabama Accuser Deletes Anti-Moore Postings from Facebook, Rants About Removing Trump from Office

    11/10/2017 8:19:50 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2017 | Aaron Klein
    A woman who alleges that she engaged in a legal and consensual but inappropriate relationship with Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore has deleted multiple political postings from her Facebook page. Some of those postings by Deborah Wesson Gibson were critical of Moore while one was related to Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. One posting shows a picture of Gibson with Vice President Joe Biden and says that she did work for him in 2012. One older version of that image is still on her page while another more recent posting of that same image in response to a posting from...
  • Despite Photo, State Dept. Says U.S. Envoy Didn't Bow to Statue of Dictator

    09/05/2012 9:35:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/5/12 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration’s new ambassador to Azerbaijan raised eyebrows this week with a gesture interpreted by some as paying homage to the country’s late dictator – a one-time KGB general installed by military coup who oversaw an autocratic regime before handing power to his son. “The new U.S. envoy to Azerbaijan, Richard Morningstar, has honored memory of national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev,” the Azeri news site News.Az reported. “The newly appointed ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States in Azerbaijan visited the monument to great leader in the park in front of the Heydar Aliyev’s Palace....
  • Church Gunman Escaped From Mental Hospital in 2012

    11/07/2017 11:57:51 AM PST · by HapaxLegamenon · 19 replies
    KHOU-TV ^ | November 7, 2017 | Khou
    In the missing person report, Kelley was described as "a danger to himself and others as he had already been caught sneaking fire arms onto Hollomon Air Force Base." The report said Kelley "was attempting to carry out death threats" he had made on his military chain of command.
  • Gunman in church attack was convicted of fracturing stepson’s skull

    11/06/2017 2:53:15 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    MYSA ^ | 11-06-2017 | Fares Sabawi, Sig Christenson, and J.p. Lawrence
    The gunman who killed at least 26 people in a church south of San Antonio was kicked out of the Air Force after cutting a plea deal in which he admitted to fracturing his stepson’s skull, the former head of Air Force prosecutors said Monday. Devin Patrick Kelley faced at least five years in a military prison for attacking the baby and also his wife, the former top Air Force prosecutor, retired Col. Don Christensen, said. An Air Force jury handed him a 12-month sentence in 2012, he said. “He entered pleas of guilty to fracturing his son’s skull, his...
  • James Comey Wanted The Never-Ending Russia Probe To Continue...

    05/12/2017 10:36:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I have to start with new information that has been confirmed on the Podesta Lobbying Group. Of course, we know that the notorious Podesta Brothers, John and Tony Podesta, are the owners of this Group. However, evidently they have been protected while under the Obama Administration. Now that Obama is gone, the gloves are coming off. One of Washington's most powerful lobbying firms did not disclose the wide extent of its lucrative political work for a Ukrainian group tied to both onetime Trump adviser Paul Manafort and to pro-Russian politicians, new records show. The firm, the Podesta Group, said nothing...
  • Angry About the DNC Scandal? Thank Obama.

    11/03/2017 6:11:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 11/3/17 | Ryan Grim
    In the fall of 2015, a year before the presidential election, the Democratic National Committee, we now know, was bought for the equivalent of a pawn shop by the campaign of Hillary Clinton. The party organization was still deeply in debt from the 2012 campaign, owing millions to banks and vendors, burning through what little cash it had at a stunning rate of some $3 million to $4 million per month. By August 2015, the DNC was becoming unable to make payroll and approaching the equivalent of bankruptcy, according to a former senior party official, who requested anonymity, arguing that being quoted publicly...
  • Hillary Clinton Robbed Bernie Sanders Of The Democratic Nomination, According to Donna Brazile

    11/02/2017 8:52:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 2, 2017 | Greg Price
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign took over the Democratic National Committee's funding and day-to-day operations early in the primary season and may have used that power to undermine her rival Senator Bernie Sanders, according to the party's one-time interim chairwoman. The DNC official, Donna Brazile, now a political analyst, wrote in Politico Magazine on Thursday that she discovered an August 2015 agreement between the national committee and Clinton’s campaign and fundraising arm that gave Clinton “control (of) the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised” in exchange for taking care of the massive debt leftover from President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign....
  • CNN, May 2017: Podesta group did not disclose work for Ukrainian campaign advised by Paul Manafort

    10/30/2017 8:32:55 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2017 | Thomas Frank
    One of Washington's most powerful lobbying firms did not disclose the wide extent of its lucrative political work for a Ukrainian group tied to both onetime Trump adviser Paul Manafort and to pro-Russian politicians, new records show. The firm, the Podesta Group, said nothing in a 2012 lobbying report to Congress about at least 32 meetings, emails and other communications it had with the State Department, at a time when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scrutinizing Ukraine's upcoming election, records show. The new disclosures shed light on the web of contacts between Russian-leaning Ukrainians, Washington lobbyists and U.S. policymakers...
  • HSBC case blows lid off Clintons' offshore empire Panama Papers suggest ties to massive money...

    09/15/2016 4:37:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 09/14/16 | Jerome R. Corsi
    "HSBC case blows lid off Clintons' offshore empire Panama Papers suggest ties to massive money-laundering scheme" The arrest of the head of global foreign exchange cash trading at HSBC bank may shed new light on suspicions the Clinton Foundation has been involved in illegal offshore money-laundering operations on a massive scale. The investigation into HSBC currency trader Mark Johnson and associate Stuart Scott for their alleged role in a “conspiracy to rig currency benchmarks” by front-running customer orders has escalated to the point where the Department of Justice is threatening to tear up a 2012 agreement to fine HSBC a...
  • FBI Probe Of Paul Manafort Focuses On 13 “Suspicious” Wire Transfers(from 2012)

    10/29/2017 6:20:04 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 138 replies
    he FBI's investigation of Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, includes a keen focus on a series of suspicious wire transfers in which offshore companies linked to Manafort moved more than $3 million all over the globe between 2012 and 2013. Much of the money came into the United States. These transactions — which have not been previously reported — drew the attention of federal law enforcement officials as far back as 2012, when they began to examine wire transfers to determine if Manafort hid money from tax authorities or helped the Ukrainian regime close to Russian President Vladimir...
  • Who is Henda Ayari, the woman accusing Islamist Tariq Ramadan of rape?

    10/22/2017 7:57:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 10/22/17 | Emad Blake
    With the number of women in Hollywood coming forward and exposing Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment and rape, another case has been gripping the Middle East after prominent Islamist thinker Tariq Ramadan was accussed of raping Salafist-turned secular liberal activist Henda Ayari.Ayari has accused Swiss-Muslim thinker Ramadan, the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood founder, of raping and sexually assaulting her in a Paris hotel room in 2012. Ramadan’s lawyer said that his client denies the allegations and intends to file a complaint for slander.But who exactly is Henda Ayari? The Tunisian-Algerian author currently leads Libératrices, a charity that supports...
  • The dawn of a fascist China — and what it means for us

    10/22/2017 12:49:00 AM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 41 replies
    iPolitics ^ | October 12, 2017 | Jonathan Manthorpe
    Xi Jinping is poised to become the most potent Chinese leader since Mao Zedong — and to guide his country’s continued emergence as a fascist global superpower for at least the next decade. The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is scheduled to start on October 18, when it will appoint leaders and establish the country’s course for the next five years. Xi undoubtedly will be re-appointed head of the CCP, followed by re-selection as China’s president and head of state early next year. But he appears also to have overturned the collegial, limited term system of leadership...
  • His brother murdered Jewish children - he fights Islamism

    04/21/2016 3:11:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/4/16 | Sandra Lafont
    (AFP) He is the brother of jihadist Mohamed Merah, who four years ago killed three soldiers and four Jews, but in his extremist, anti-Semitic family it is Abdelghani who is seen as the black sheep. Abdelghani Merah has light brown eyes, a shaven head and a surname immediately associated with terror in France, but after losing everything because of his brother's acts he has found a calling: de-radicalizing youngsters drawn to jihad. In an interview with AFP, he says he will never forget the morning in March 2012 when he turned on the television and recognized the street where his...
  • Forget Trump. What did Putin and Rouhani have on obama?

    02/18/2017 9:54:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-17-17 | DrJohn
    "What does Russia have on Trump?", asks Nancy Pelosi. The better question is, what did Putin and Rouhani have on obama? It's June of 2001. George W. Bush is President. Bush has a meeting with Vladimir Putin and later said"I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. "I was able to get a sense of his soul. "He's a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue and that's the beginning...
  • Inquiry Highlights Terry McAuliffe’s Ties to Chinese Company

    05/24/2016 7:19:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and STEPHANIE SAUL
    Four years ago, one of China’s largest agricultural importers sent representatives to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., hoping that meetings with elite party officials might yield business opportunities. The company, the Dandong Port Group, was particularly focused on the governors in attendance, according to an interview with Dandong’s general counsel broadcast by Chinese state television. But now, the company’s widening influence is coming under scrutiny by federal prosecutors, who are examining the relationship between Dandong’s wealthy and connected chairman, Wang Wenliang, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Democrat who was elected in 2013. A federal law enforcement...
  • Obama’s Ad Hoc Foreign Policy

    05/30/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    His West Point speech and his policy of retreat are characterized by smallness. It is fitting that the day before President Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya. Libya, of course, was once the model Obama intervention — the exquisitely calibrated military engagement wrapped in the rhetorical extravagance of a nationally televised address proclaiming his newest foreign-policy doctrine (they change to fit the latest ad hoc decision): the responsibility to protect, or R2P. (snip) For the same reason, perhaps, that the Afghan...
  • IRS Leaker Is Known And Should Be Prosecuted

    10/31/2013 4:33:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Editorial
    Scandal: The person who leaked the confidential data of a conservative group to its political foes has been identified by investigators. But he's protected by the very law he broke and an attorney general who doesn't care. In March 2012, someone at the Internal Revenue Service released the confidential donor lists of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which supports traditional marriage, to its political opponent, the liberal Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a supporter of gay marriage. At that time, Joe Solmonese, a left-wing activist and Huffington Post contributor, was the president of the HRC. Solmonese also became a 2012...
  • What was Trump's reaction to Hurricane Sandy in 2012?

    09/02/2017 8:15:18 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 25 replies
    Sep 2, 2017 | Me
    I have heard it said that Trump supposedly pledged $1 million dollars to Hurricane Sandy victims back in '12. Does anyone here know about it?
  • FBI Botched Clinton Investigation: Aides Used Covert Google Server to Hide Benghazi Emails

    09/14/2016 8:47:46 AM PDT · by Scott from the Left Coast · 62 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 9/12/16 | True Pundit
    It’s like a bad spy movie involving a third-world government. Or perhaps a slap stick comedy. The Secretary of State of the United States reading, sending, receiving sensitive emails with national security secrets, threats and classified or top secret intelligence over Google’s public Gmail. We expect this from chatting soccer moms but not from the top diplomat of the United States and her aides. But it gets even worse. The FBI either never discovered this blatant and clandestine violation of federal laws or did and simply covered it up. Following the Benghazi consulate attack in 2012, then Secretary of State...