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  • Possible pay-to-play scheme for Trump ambassador post uncovered (barf)

    11/18/2019 7:02:25 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 28 replies
    CBS News via MSN ^ | 18 Nov 2019 | CBSNews
    CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible pay-for-play scheme involving the Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Emails obtained by CBS News show the nominee, San Diego billionaire Doug Manchester, was asked by the RNC to donate half a million dollars as his confirmation in the Senate hung in the balance, chief investigative correspondent Jim Axelrod reports. When Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas in September, Manchester wanted to help. So the San Diego real estate developer, who prefers the nickname "Papa Doug," loaded up his private jet with supplies and headed for the...
  • OPUS 191 Unreliable Ambassadors

    11/17/2019 7:23:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Steve Pieczenik via Youtube ^ | 11/16/19 | Steve Pieczenik
    Maria Yovabitch is a CIA operative, obviously. Hear me out..ouchy on the dye-job.  
  • Flashback: Obama Fired All Bush Appointed Ambassadors In 2008

    11/15/2019 1:20:57 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2019 | Shelby Talcott
    The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified Friday about President Donald Trump firing her amid an alleged “smear campaign,” but firing ambassadors appointed by former presidents is commonplace. Former President Barack Obama fired all ambassadors appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2008, The Washington Post previously reported. Yovanovitch testified Friday that the Trump administration, including the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, “kneecapped” her. She said State Department leaders did not support her after being recalled in May. “Political ambassadors sometimes are permitted to stay on briefly during a new administration, but the sweeping nature of the...
  • Yovanovitch communicated with Dem staffer on 'delicate' issue after complaint, emails show, despite

    11/07/2019 9:00:32 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/7/2019 | Gregg Re
    Democratic staffer emailed Ukraine ambassador to discuss 'delicate' issue following whistleblower complaint Staffer emailed about 'time-sensitive' issue days after complaint was filed. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, a key witness in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, communicated via her personal email account with a Democratic congressional staffer concerning a "quite delicate" and "time-sensitive" matter -- just two days after the whistleblower complaint that kickstarted the inquiry was filed, and a month before the complaint became public, emails obtained Thursday by Fox News showed. During Yovanovitch's deposition on Capitol Hill last month, New York Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin asked her...
  • Reeker expected to testify this weekend in impeachment inquiry

    10/23/2019 11:09:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    Ambassador Philip Reeker is expected to appear in closed session before three Democrat-led House committees conducting an impeachment investigation into President Trump on Saturday, a congressional source told Fox News. Reeker’s testimony was originally scheduled for Thursday but members did not want to question the witness during a ceremony where the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will lie in state at the Capitol. Cummings’ funeral will be in Baltimore on Friday.
  • Judicial Watch probing former U.S. amb. to Ukraine for monitoring of pro-Trump figures, journos

    10/17/2019 7:47:55 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 3 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/17/19 | TNS Staff
    Why the Trump Justice Department hasn’t put Judicial Watch on the payroll yet with orders to “just go keep doing what you’re doing,” we don’t know. Maybe it’s a paperwork thing. Then again, if Judicial Watch fell under control of those who ‘manage’ the deep state, the government watchdog would never have been able to uncover all crimes that Obama and his band of criminals have done to our institutions.
  • E.U. ambassador to testify in impeachment inquiry, defying Trump administration

    10/11/2019 7:00:47 AM PDT · by Coronal · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 11, 2019 | Adam Edelman, Josh Lederman, Geoff Bennett and Peter Alexander
    WASHINGTON — Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will testify to House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, defying the State Department's direction not to cooperate. “Notwithstanding the State Department’s current direction to not testify, Ambassador Sondland will honor the Committees’ subpoena, and he looks forward to testifying on Thursday,” Sondland's attorneys, Robert Luskin and Kwame Manley, said in a statement Friday. Sondland's joint deposition before the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees is scheduled for Oct. 17.
  • ...Fired Anti-Trump Ukrainian Ambassador Was Monitoring Communications of John Solomon and US...

    10/10/2019 12:01:51 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 56 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | October 9, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Last week House Democrats called in fired US Ambassador Marie Yovanovich to testify in their sham impeachment proceedings. Ambassador Yovanovich is a noted Trump-hater who blocked Ukrainian officials from traveling to the United States to hand over evidence of Obama misconduct during the 2016 election to President Trump. Yovanovich was US ambassador to Ukraine during the 2016 election when the Ukrainian government was colluding with the DNC and Hillary Campaign to undermine the US presidential election. Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenkoko told journalists in March that Yovanovitch gave him a “do not prosecute” list during their first meeting. The president...
  • Rumblings: Former Ambassador Bill Taylor Likely Tied to Ukrainian Whistleblower Hoax –

    10/09/2019 5:39:43 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 22 replies
    GP ^ | October 8, 2019 | Joe Hoft
    Former United States Ambassador to the Ukraine, Bill Taylor, is now suspected of being involved in the Ukrainian whistleblower scam. If not a whistleblower, the current chargé d’affaires for Ukraine and former Democrat Senator staff member, is certainly involved in the Ukraine Hoax. Bill Taylor first came to the forefront last week in a series of texts released by Democrat Adam Schiff. We reported over the weekend that Schiff, famous for telling lies almost every time he speaks, selected only a few texts related to his Ukrainian Hoax. In one exchange of texts between Trump administration officials it was clear...
  • Trump administration orders ambassador not to appear at House impeachment probe deposition

    10/08/2019 5:54:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 08 2019 | Adam Shaw
    The Trump administration has ordered the U.S. ambassador to the European Union not to appear at a scheduled Tuesday deposition on the Ukraine controversy, according to his lawyer -- a move likely to significantly escalate tensions between House Democrats and the White House. The move to block Gordon Sondland, first reported by The New York Times, is likely to infuriate Democrats who have indicated they will see any such move as an obstruction of its investigation into the controversy surrounding Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. An attorney for Sondland said the order not to appear...
  • House Democrats call for ambassador to E.U. Sondland to resign

    10/07/2019 7:11:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 10 07 2019 | Josh Lederman
    A dozen House Democrats are calling for President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, to resign in the wake of revelations about his key role in the unfolding Ukraine scandal. The calls for his ouster come as Sondland prepares to be deposed Tuesday by House committees as part of their impeachment inquiry into the president. The list includes one presidential candidate — Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio. Sondland, a Trump political appointee, has emerged as a central player in Trump’s bid to persuade Ukraine’s new government to commit publicly to investigate corruption and the president’s political opponents....
  • Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt resigns

    09/05/2019 9:10:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/9/19 | Gary Willig
    US Special envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt resigned Thursday. Greenblatt was one of the key architects of the Trump Administration's long-waited peace plan, which has been dubbed the "Deal of the Century." He will remain in his position for several weeks until the Administration reveals the details of the peace plan, which is expected to be shortly after Israel's elections on September 17. In its announcement, the White House stated that Greenblatt had originally intended to serve as special envoy for two years, but stayed on longer...
  • US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman resigns

    08/06/2019 9:07:49 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08-06-19 | Zachary Halaschak
    U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. submitted his letter of resignation to President Trump and will be returning to Utah where he might be planning a run for governor. The 59-year-old Huntsman notified Trump of the move Tuesday, with his resignation effective Oct. 3. “American citizenship is a privilege and I believe the most basic responsibility in return is service to country,” Huntsman said. “To that end, I am honored by the trust you have placed in me as the United States ambassador to Russia during this historically difficult period in bilateral relations.”
  • ‘It Could Have Been Any of Us’: Disdain for Trump Runs Among Ambassadors

    07/10/2019 2:26:39 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 58 replies
    NYT via MSN ^ | 7/10/2019 | David E. Sanger
    WASHINGTON — Ask members of the Washington diplomatic corps about the cables that Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador who resigned Wednesday, wrote to London describing the dysfunction and chaos of the Trump administration, and their response is uniform: We wrote the same stuff. “Yes, yes, everyone does,” Gérard Araud, who retired this spring as the French ambassador, said on Wednesday morning of his own missives from Washington. “But fortunately I knew that nothing would remain secret, so I sent them in a most confidential manner.” So did Mr. Darroch, who alone and with Mr. Araud, tried to navigate the...
  • UK ambassador to US who criticized Trump resigns, British Foreign Office says

    07/10/2019 7:28:41 AM PDT · by bigbob · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-10-19 | Nicole Darrah
    The British ambassador to the U.S. who criticized President Trump has resigned, the U.K. Foreign Office said Wednesday. In a resignation letter on Wednesday, Darroch said "the current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like."
  • British ambassador who called Trump 'inept' has Theresa May's 'full support'

    07/09/2019 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Lukas Mikelionis
    Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday issued a statement of support to Britain’s ambassador to the U.S. after President Trump cut off contact with him amid the leak of diplomatic cables. May backed ambassador Kim Darroch amid the controversy over leaked diplomatic cables in which he disparaged Trump, including calling him “inept.” Downing Street said Darroch “continues to have the prime minister's full support,” adding that “We have made clear to the U.S. how unfortunate this leak is” and that “the selective extracts leaked do not reflect the closeness of, and the esteem in which we hold, the relationship.”
  • UK minister to apologise to Ivanka Trump for diplomat’s memos

    07/09/2019 3:21:03 AM PDT · by granada · 21 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 8 July, 2019 | The Irish Times
    US president Donald Trump will “no longer deal” with the UK’s ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch and criticised prime minister Theresa May for making a “mess” of Brexit, he said on Twitter. “I have been very critical about the way the UK and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit. What a mess she and her representatives have created,” he tweeted. “I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way. I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the US. We will no longer deal...
  • Donald Trump says Britain's ambassador...has 'not served UK well'

    07/07/2019 5:44:19 PM PDT · by granada · 16 replies
    The Sun (uk) ^ | 7 July, 2019 | Tom Newton Dunn
    DONALD Trump said Britain's ambassador to Washington who branded him "inept" has "not served the UK well". The US President broke his silence just a day after a series of damning indictments were leaked from secret cables back to Whitehall over a two year period. His response came as it was confirmed that Sir Kim Darroch - who dubbed the White House "uniquely dysfunctional" and said Trump "radiates insecurity" - will stay in his role. Foreign Secretary and Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt insisted on Saturday that the 65-year-old was "doing his job" as "frank opinions" from ambassadors are vital.
  • Cables from UK's Ambassador to the US blast Trump as 'inept,' 'incompetent'

    07/06/2019 6:38:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2019 | Michelle Kosinski, Schams Elwazer and Stephen Collinson
    Cables sent from the United Kingdom's Ambassador to the United States to the British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) describe President Donald Trump as "inept," "insecure" and "incompetent," a UK government official confirms to CNN. The cables were leaked to and first published by the Daily Mail. Sir Kim Darroch, the British Ambassador to the US, used secret cables and briefing notes to warn the UK government that Trump's "career could end in disgrace," and described conflicts within the White House as "knife fights," according to the Daily Mail. A UK government source tells CNN the memos described in the Daily...
  • Freshman Dems to meet with Obama next week

    03/22/2019 1:42:48 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/19 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Freshman Democrats in the lower chamber are expected to meet with former President Obama next week at a reception organized by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Democratic aide confirmed Thursday. The event — which is slated to take place at former UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Esther Coopersmith’s home in Kalorama — is limited to just members, several of whom served in the 44th president’s administration, according to an invitation seen by The Hill. The invitation states that the reception is being held to “celebrate the freshman class of the 116th Congress.” Politico first reported the news. Obama played a visible role...