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  • Ben Rhodes melts down over Grenell's unmasking of Flynn's 'unmaskers

    05/15/2020 7:47:19 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 14, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    Former White House spin doctor Ben Rhodes isn't taking Ric Grenell's unmasking of Gen. Flynn's Obama administration unmaskers very well. Here's some of his wild flurry of tweets and retweets: Ben Rhodes The unconfirmed, acting DNI using his position to criminalize routine intelligence work to help re-elect the president and obscure Russian intervention in our democracy would normally be the scandal here... Ben Rhodes It's not a "theory" it's bullshit served up with the expectation that a bullied media will credulously spread disinformation to a mass audience. Tommy Vietor The people who "unmasked" Flynn are top national security aides. It's...
  • Ben Rhodes -vs- Susan Rice: We Didn’t Know About The FBI Flynn Investigation That Obama Instructed The FBI to Conduct “By The Book”…

    05/14/2020 1:53:01 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    Conservative TreeHouse ^ | 5-14-2020 | sundance
    It’s always worthwhile to revisit past assertions and denials when presented with new evidence. Consider this… During an interview on April 26, 2019, former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama, Ben Rhodes, told a journalist the Obama White House didn’t even know there was an FBI investigation into President-elect Trump or Michael Flynn. (Watch video clip) If the White House didn’t know about an FBI investigation into Michael Flynn (per Ben Rhodes), then how does President Obama tell the FBI to conduct their investigation “by the book” according to Ben Rhodes boss, National Security Advisor Susan Rice. See the...
  • The 9/11 Era Is Over

    04/30/2020 6:16:44 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 6, 2020 | Ben Rhodes
    In a large windowless room in the bowels of the CIA, there is a sign that reads every day is september 12th. When I first saw those words, during a tour of the agency’s operations, I felt conflicted. As a New Yorker who witnessed the 9/11 attacks, I once felt that way myself, but by the time I saw the sign, during the second term of the Obama administration, it seemed to ignore all the things that our country had gotten wrong because of that mindset. Now, as COVID-19 has transformed the way that Americans live, and threatens to claim...
  • Greenfield: The Obama Government’s Secret Societies

    01/24/2018 10:20:03 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 1/24/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama Government’s Secret Societies Exposing the anti-Trump conspiracy within the DOJ. January 24, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. A week after the election, groups inside and outside the government, some calling themselves Obama Anonymous, had begun meeting to plan the “resistance” to Trump. Unlike the angry protesters in the streets, this resistance wasn’t a new organization. It consisted of Washington D.C. government lifers. At the CFPB, there was a group calling itself Dumbledore’s Army. Within the FBI...
  • Trump’s ‘peace-through-strength’ philosophy on Iran is what America needs: Goodwin

    01/12/2020 1:38:01 PM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    nypost ^ | 1/11/2020 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    For a few days, the band was back together. Following President Trump’s decision to target Qassem Soleimani, the media’s favorite go-to critics featured members of Barack Obama’s administration who crafted and sold the failed nuclear deal with Iran. John Kerry, Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Wendy Sherman and Leon Panetta gave interviews or popped up on social media to defend their tenure and declare that Trump was a reckless fool for poking the mullahs’ nest. Naturally, the Obama alums were in perfect sync with the dominant media narrative in the four days between the Soleimani strike and Iran’s feeble retaliation. They...
  • Israeli think tank has Soleimani's number

    01/08/2020 2:11:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Monica Showalter
    Less than a week after the rubout of Iranian terrorist kingpin Qassem Soleiman, quite a few pundits are dishing opinions to the press. Some are good, and others, such as Ben Rhodes, are an embarrassment. Some of the best stuff, though, comes from the people who watch the Iranians as a matter of survival - the Israelis. It's pretty useful to know how the Israelis are reading things in the wake of Soleimani being sent to collect his virgins, given that Israel has some impressive analysts. One Israeli think tank -- the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies -- has a...
  • Soleymani Aftermath: When it comes to Iran, all Rhodes lead back to Obama

    01/06/2020 5:05:58 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 31 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Jan 6, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Iranian general Qassem Soleymani was a master terrorist who orchestrated atrocities around the world that claimed thousands of lives, including hundreds if not thousands of Americans. That was the default position after President Trump took out Soleymani last week. The Democrats’ furious reaction overlooked realities about the Iranian regime in general and Soleymani in particular. Israel had also targeted the Quds Force commander, but according to the Kuwaiti Al-Jarida, the Obama administration tipped off the Tehran regime. Soleymani emerged unscathed and continued to spearhead the Islamic regime’s military and terrorist operations. Those were funded by criminal activity, and on that...
  • “WWJC do?” – “What would Julius Caesar do?”

    01/05/2020 5:07:52 PM PST · by Bruiser 10 · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06 Jan 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    This has been a really difficult time for Ben Rhodes, John Kerry, and the rest of the geniuses who zombie Neville Chamberlain recently hailed as “a flock of insufferable sissies crowded around the behind of America’s enemy, shamelessly smooching their dignity away.” Zapping Qassam Soleimani ruined an Iranian offensive that had started with such promise. When the dirtbag catspaws of the dirtbag Iranian mullahs surrounded the American embassy in Baghdad, American liberals were more excited than the old Weekly Standard’s staff would have been upon discovering that it was sharing one of its cruises with a pool boy and sexy...
  • The Progressive Socialists Are Guilty of Treason

    01/03/2020 12:15:58 PM PST · by samovar123 · 1 replies
    The progressive socialist Democrat Party and the media (both are the same partisan hacks that are destroying the sovereignty of our country continue to work against our country. Journalists have compared the terrorist to Charles DeGaulle and have honored the sustained terror caused by this animal. Below are two columns written back during the Obama administration, which point out the position that we now find ourselves in this country. Ben Rhodes, an Obama flak who watched and allowed this to happen. I do not doubt that all the progressive socialists will continue to wring their hands and whine about not...
  • Ben Rhodes still at it, defending his Iran deal...and gets a smack-down from Sebastian Gorka

    12/31/2019 8:28:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2019 | Monica Showalter
    The Iran deal is a disaster, and every day it gets more and more obvious. Iran's mullahs have no intention of stopping their quest for a nuclear bomb.  Less than two weeks ago, Iran's president told a group of Iranian expats in Kuala Lumpur that they were violating the whole thing: Iran President Hassan Rouhani said his country is working on the development of new, advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges, according to Iranian state-run news agency IRNA, a move that appears to violate the landmark nuclear agreement Tehran signed with world powers in 2015. Rouhani said at a meeting with Iranian expatriates...
  • End the War on Trump, Abolish the National Security Council

    11/16/2019 5:36:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | November 14, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the latest star of the Democrat effort to undo the 2016 election, is still at work on the National Security Council. While Trump supporters on the NSC like Rich Higgins and Ezra Cohen-Watnick were forced out, Vindman won't be. NSC staffers who criticized Obama holdovers or sought to expose their misbehavior are gone, but Vindman is still there while undermining Trump. And that’s the SNAFU of things on the NSC. The National Security Council has been ground zero in the campaign against President Trump from the beginning. General Flynn’s appointment as National Security Advisor had touched...
  • Ben Rhodes: Obama Admin Threw Israel Under Bus at U.N. to Pressure Jewish State

    10/29/2019 7:01:39 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 28, 2019 | Adam Kredo
    Ben Rhodes, President Obama's national security adviser, said on Monday that Obama sought to use the United Nations as a vehicle to isolate and pressure the Jewish state. Rhodes, speaking at the anti-Israel group J Street's annual conference in Washington, D.C., discussed efforts by the former administration to weaponize the U.N. to force Israel into concessions to the Palestinians. Obama, near the end of his tenure in office, drew sharp criticism across the pro-Israel community for permitting the United States to abstain from a U.N. vote criticizing what it described as Israeli settlements. The U.N. was allowed to proceed with...
  • MSNBC Asks Ben Rhodes to Fact-Check Trump on Syria

    10/25/2019 6:37:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2019 | Nic Rowan
    MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell turned to former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes to "fact check" President Donald Trump on American involvement in Syria. On Wednesday, Mitchell asked Rhodes to correct Trump's statements about ISIS fighters who escaped during U.S. withdrawal from the region. Trump claimed during a Wednesday speech that ISIS was "under very very strict lock and key," with only a "small number" escaping when American troops pulled back from Kurdish territory within Syria. "They've been largely recaptured," Trump added. In his "fact check," Rhodes said that it was "obvious" that a significant number of ISIS fighters escaped, before taking...
  • GOP may subpoena Clinton aide Blumenthal on Benghazi

    05/18/2015 5:02:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2015 | Martin Matishak
    Republicans on the House select committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack are planning to subpoena Sidney Blumenthal, who served in Clinton’s inner circle while she led the State Department. The New York Times reported that panel chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is planning to issue the subpoena. The top Democrat on the House select committee criticized the plan. “These latest moves by the Benghazi Committee-issuing a subpoena without first contacting the witness, leaking news of the subpoena before it was served, and not holding any Committee debate or vote-are straight out the partisan playbook of discredited Republican investigations,” Rep....
  • Dan Crenshaw smacks down Obama adviser Rhodes for questioning Trump admin’s Iran claims

    06/15/2019 10:38:41 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 17 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Former Navy SEAL hero and Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw verbally backhanded former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes after he seemed to question the Trump administration’s claims that Iran was responsible for attacking two tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. Rhodes, who had the title of deputy national security adviser but who’s forte is as a writer and commentator, retweeted a video clip of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in which he discusses U.S. Navy video showing Iranian involvement in the attacks, with this comment: “This definitely feels like the kind of incident where you’d want an international investigation...
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw dings ex-Obama aide Ben Rhodes for doubting US link of Iran to tanker attack

    06/15/2019 8:40:16 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/15/2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas slammed former top Obama adviser Ben Rhodes for questioning U.S. claims that Iran attacked oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz and downplayed the threat from the regime. Rhodes, a leading figure within the Obama administration who pushed for the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, suggested the U.S. official assessment of the tanker attacks shouldn’t be taken for granted, saying only an international investigation can get to the bottom of the incident. “This definitely feels like the kind of incident where you'd want an international investigation to establish what happened. Huge risk of escalation,” Rhodes...
  • 9 Times The Obama Administration Fought Subpoenas or Blocked Officials from Testifying Before...

    06/05/2019 3:04:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 5, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    Full title: 9 Times The Obama Administration Fought Subpoenas or Blocked Officials from Testifying Before Congress After the long and thorough, and, of course, incredibly expensive Mueller investigation, Democrats were left distraught over a lack of any crime to justify going forward with impeachment. In the wake of the Mueller report, they’ve since promised new investigations in the hopes of finding some crime to justify putting the country through a process that most don’t want us to go through just because Democrats haven’t gotten over the 2016 election. In recent weeks, stories about subpoenas being challenged and Trump officials being...
  • Judicial Watch: Former Asst. Sec. of State for Diplomatic Security Testifies Under Oath that He...

    05/29/2019 12:18:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 29, 2019 | Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Former Asst. Sec. of State for Diplomatic Security Testifies Under Oath that He Warned Hillary Clinton Twice About Unsecure BlackBerrys and Personal Emails ‘They had come from the campaign trail and they were … wedded to their BlackBerrys … They wanted to be able to have them at their desks where they were working, and they weren’t allowed to have that’ – Eric Boswell (Washington, DC)– Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Eric Boswell, the former Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, in which he...
  • Unmasking Power’s Abuse of Power

    09/25/2017 5:30:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 22, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    More proof emerges that Obama used spy agencies to undermine Trump. President Obama’s UN Ambassador Samantha Power was reportedly “unmasking” Americans almost on a daily basis right up to President Trump’s inauguration, which bolsters Trump’s claim that the Obama administration tried to rig last year’s election by spying on the then-GOP candidate’s campaign.Fox News is reporting that in the closing months of the Obama administration, Irish-born Power reportedly made more than 260 requests to identify Americans whose names turned up in foreign intelligence collection, a process called unmasking. Why an envoy to the United Nations would be involved in unmasking...
  • Castro Makes Utter Fools of Obama, Brennan, Kerry and Ben Rhodes—Media Silent

    05/25/2019 3:06:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “Cuba and the United States signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering and other international criminal activities on the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.” (Reuters, Jan. 2017)“Cuban security officials toured Key West drug-war center—A delegation of Cuban government national security officials recently toured the Pentagon’s counter-drug center in Key West (in May, 2016)— a first, signaling a nascent effort in U.S.-Cuban security cooperation. They got a briefing on the work that has been described as Southcom’s command center in the war on drugs.”“Cuba has kept drug trafficking, in check— the U.S. State Department’s...