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  • Re: Obama Says He Didn’t Know Hillary Clinton Was Using Private Email Address -

    10/20/2016 6:40:02 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 50 replies
    The Podesta Emails ^ | October 20, 2016 | Clinton Machine
    Re: Obama Says He Didn’t Know Hillary Clinton Was Using Private Email Address - To: Date: 2015-03-08 10:21 Subject: Re: Obama Says He Didn’t Know Hillary Clinton Was Using Private Email Address - Ok. Sounds like people are putting words into his mouth. On Mar 8, 2015, at 7:56 AM, Jennifer Palmieri wrote: Suggest Philippe talk to Josh or Eric. They know POTUS and HRC emailed. Josh has been asked about that. Standard practice is not to confirm anything about his email, so his answer to press was that he would not comment/confirm. I recollect that...
  • WikiLeaks Confirms: Ecuador Cut Off Assange's Web Access

    10/17/2016 1:46:44 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 86 replies
    Twitter - Wikileaks Feed ^ | 10/17/2016 | Wikileaks Twitter Feed
    Mystery Solved. Apparently John Kerry put the heat on Ecuador, and it worked. They took away Julian Assange's internet access. Apparently right after the first transcripts of Hillary's Wall Street speeches went out.
  • FBI Docs: Hillary Was So Unpleasant Security Agents Didn’t Want To Protect Her

    10/17/2016 11:34:17 AM PDT · by pissant · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10.17.16 | Blake Neff
    Department of State security officers found then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton so unpleasant they refused to work on her security detail, a former agent claims in newly-released FBI documents. The FBI Monday released 100 pages of documents relating to its investigation of Clinton’s private email server. The documents incorporate summaries of several interviews the FBI conducted, including one with a woman who served as an agent with the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) during Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
  • The State Department 'tried to make the FBI change the classification of emails

    10/16/2016 7:59:54 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 16, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    The State Department 'tried to make the FBI change the classification of emails during the Hillary Clinton investigation in exchange for more overseas postings for agents' A senior official with the State Department allegedly tried to have the FBI change the classification of an email during Hillary Clinton investigation Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz made the claim on Saturday Chaffetz said he has been briefed on new documents showing the claim He accused Patrick Kennedy of an 'alleged quid pro quo' with the FBI A senior State Department official allegedly tried to have the FBI change the classification of emails during...
  • Why the FBI Let Hillary Go Free

    10/15/2016 5:44:17 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | Sep 29, 2016 | National Review
    National Review youtube video Thesis is that FBI let Hillary off because Obama was complicit in emailing classified info to Hillary on open channels. Taking down Hillary would have implicated Obama and so the whole thing was cooked
  • State Dept. to release hundreds of deleted Clinton emails Friday

    10/07/2016 9:06:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/7/16 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials are set to publish a few hundred pages of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails mid-Friday afternoon, although some may be duplicates or near-duplicates of records already released by the agency. The emails are among the 5,600 work-related emails recovered by the FBI during its year-long probe of Clinton's server. The former secretary of state's staff deleted those records off her server before handing over 30,000 emails to the State Department in 2014, claiming the deleted documents were personal in nature. Roughly half of the deleted emails are copies of records included in the original batch of 30,000. That...
  • Kerry: 'Bigotry' driving anti-refugee forces

    10/04/2016 9:04:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday saluted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for welcoming thousands of refugees into her country, and warned against "demagogues" who would undermine the alliances that have formed in the decades since World War II. . . And everybody here knows that you cannot allow demagogues to start building up an unrealistic political platform based on bigotry, xenophobia, fear nationalism
  • Unfortunately, Kerry's still in office ... Fortunately, he'll be gone soon

    10/03/2016 4:48:09 AM PDT · by knarf · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | knarf
    Two years ago, John Kerry said the Bible Commands America To Protect Muslims From Global Warming.A minute and a half
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Failed To Take Highest Security Training At State Dept In 2009

    09/28/2016 6:15:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 27, 2016 | RICHARD POLLOCK
    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton failed to complete the highest level of security training mandated by the Department of State for the proper handling of the government’s most secret documents when she entered the department in 2009, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation under the Freedom of Information Act. The State Department released 46 pages of previously unseen documents Tuesday under a Sept. 20, 2016, order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon.
  • Secretary Clinton Says Farewell to State Department Employees

    09/25/2016 12:56:06 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | Feb 1, 2013 | U.S. Department of State
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says farewell to State Department employees at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on February 1, 2013.
  • Former Hillary Clinton aide searched all over her apartment for missing thumb drive filled (tr)

    09/25/2016 8:09:18 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    As Twitchy reported, the FBI on Friday afternoon dumped nearly 200 additional pages of notes detailing its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s extremely careless handling of classified emails. Besides learning that Clinton would use her personal email server to correspond with her pal Barack Obama (who used a pseudonym and knew nothing about the server, despite the White House having to grant permission for him to receive emails from the address), the documents brought up once again that mysterious thumb drive that no one can seem to find. The Guardian reports that Justin Cooper, a former aide to Bill Clinton, in...
  • State Department has 2,800 emails Clinton never turned over

    09/23/2016 9:19:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department said Friday it likely has more than 2,800 new emails former Secretary Hillary Clinton never turned over but that were recovered by the FBI, and will begin releasing then in batches beginning next month. But only a small percentage will be processed before the election, the department said in court, arguing its resources are stretched too thin to get them done. All told, the FBI turned over 15,171 emails it recovered that involved Mrs. Clinton, and of those about 60 percent have been deemed purely personal. That leaves some 5,600 that are work-related, but based on a...
  • How Obama's legacy could be tarnished by Hillary's scandals

    09/15/2016 3:28:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2016 | Myra Adams
    Last Oct. 15, I raised this "iconic" Watergate-themed question in a piece heheadlined: "What Does Obama Know about the Clinton E-mail and Foundation Scandals, and When Did He Know It?" Subsequently, over the last year, as more Clinton corruption and scandals have come to light, Obama remains largely untouched, floating above the fray. How is it that Obama has not been connected to or tarnished by Clinton's various scandals? Why doesn't Obama bear any blame for his Justice Department's controversial decision not to indict his former Secretary of State? Was Obama blind to the millions of foreign government donations pouring...
  • CIA, State Department, Pentagon Take Their Civil War to the Campaign Trail

    09/14/2016 12:35:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 14, 2016 | Rachel Marsden
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently gave a non-interventionist foreign policy speech suggesting that he wants to make new allies of old foes and find common ground with them on shared national security challenges. He noted that 88 U.S. generals and admirals have endorsed him, and that "the current strategy of toppling regimes, with no plan for what to do the day after, only produces power vacuums that are filled by terrorists." Trump should tell that to the 51 State Department officials who called for ramping up U.S. military intervention in Syria in an internal memo that was reviewed by...
  • 2 years of Colin Powell’s personal emails leaked! VERY bad news for Clinton and ‘Hillary’s mafia’

    09/14/2016 7:10:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    BPR ^ | 14 Sep 2016
    Poor Hillary Clinton, the hits just keep a’coming. Leaked emails from Colin Powell show that the former secretary of state under President George W. Bush warned “Hillary’s mafia” about using him as a fall guy in the email scandal hanging over the Democratic presidential nominee. In an email to Beth Jones written days after it was disclosed that Clinton used a personal email account and private server as secretary of state, Powell was clear that Team Hillary was trying to blame him, The Daily Caller reported. “Been having fun with emailgate,” Powell wrote. “Hillary’s Mafia keeps trying to suck me...
  • Colin Powell Criticized 'Hillary's Mafia' on Emails

    09/13/2016 7:54:13 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    daily caller ^ | 9-2016 | Chuck Ross
    POLITICS Colin Powell Believed ‘Hillary’s Mafia’ Was Trying To Suck Him Into Email Scandal Photo of Chuck Ross CHUCK ROSS Reporter 9:09 PM 09/13/2016 00 00 Share Retired Gen. Colin Powell believed that “Hillary’s mafia” was trying to drag him into the Clinton email scandal, newly leaked emails show. Powell, who served as secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration, also appears to have warned Clinton’s personal attorney, Cheryl Mills, about dragging him into the fiasco. “Been having fun with emailgate,” Powell wrote to Beth Jones on March 9, 2015, days after news broke that Clinton used a...
  • Blamed for Benghazi: Filmmaker...lives in poverty, fear

    09/12/2016 5:18:43 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 73 replies ^ | 9-12-16 | Hollie McKay
    Four Americans died in the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, and those who survived saw their stories of heroism told in a Hollywood movie, but the filmmaker whose work was wrongly blamed for touching off the event lives in obscurity, poverty and fear, has learned. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Coptic Christian whose short video “The Innocence of Muslims” was initially faulted for sparking the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack at U.S. diplomatic compounds in Libya, is now living in a homeless shelter run by First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park, Calif. He has served time in prison, been...
  • Coptic Filmmaker Blamed for Benghazi Attack Now Broke, Living in Homeless Shelter

    09/13/2016 9:05:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | Sep 13th, 2016 8:01 am | Jim Hoft
    In September 2012 Hillary blamed an “awful internet video” for the deaths of four American heroes in Benghazi. Hillary Clinton made the statements as the bodies of the four dead Americans were brought back to US soil. She made the public comments just three days after the assault on the compound that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. But thanks to leaked Wikileaks emails we now know that Hillary Clinton wrote Chelsea during the Benghazi attacks telling her Americans were killed by an al-Qaeda like group. Hillary later lied and blamed the attack on a...
  • SECRET STROKE LEAK SABOTAGE: Obama Staff Dropped Bombshell Hillary Medical Details

    09/13/2016 11:28:35 AM PDT · by drewh · 123 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 @ 13:17PM | Dylan Howard
    <p>The prez’s senior advisors claim she suffered TWO strokes while Secretary Of State.</p> <p>One of President Obama‘s senior advisors leaked sensational details of Hillary Clinton‘s secret battle with TWO mini-strokes during her tenure as Secretary of State, has exclusively learned.</p>
  • State Department ordered to hand over files on Abedin

    08/30/2016 11:26:40 AM PDT · by orchestra · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A federal judge ordered the State Department on Monday to hand over all documents related to the employment status of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton, by the end of September. But attorneys for the agency told the court Monday they had not yet found any related records among the materials provided this month by the FBI, raising the possibility that the State Department will have no personnel files to produce by its deadline. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by conservative-leaning Judicial Watch sought documentation of the "special government employee" status given to Abedin...
  • CNN’s John King on Hillary SOS Schedules Not Being Released Until After Election: "This Is Nuts"

    08/28/2016 11:28:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies ^ | August 28,2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” while discussing reports that the State Department will not be release the detailed daily meeting schedules of Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state, until after the November election, host John King said it was “nuts.”
  • FBI uncovers 14,900 more documents in Clinton email probe

    08/22/2016 1:04:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 22, 206 | Spencer S. Hsu
    The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as secretary of state that had not been disclosed by her attorneys, and a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.
  • Colin Powell sets record straight on involvement in email scandal

    08/21/2016 7:05:47 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 61 replies
    Page Six ^ | 8/21/2016 | Emily Smith
    Colin Powell has broken his silence about his alleged involvement in the Hillary Clinton email scandal, saying her team is falsely trying to blame him. ........Snip........... “Her people have been trying to pin it on me.”When asked why Clinton’s team were attempting to blame him, he responded, “Why do you think?”
  • Colin Powell Goes under the Clinton Bus

    08/21/2016 7:02:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    To the list of victims, common folks, and politicians left in the wake of that runaway bus of crime and corruption known as Clinton, add one more -- former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Leaks emerging from the Congressional acquisition of the heavily redacted FBI interview with Hillary Clinton that took place in July, indicate that part of the discussion with Democrat nominee centered on Clinton’s claim that she set up her private email server on the recommendation of Powell. This account of the origins of the server is in line with the “coincidental” assertions contained in a soon to...
  • State Dept.: 'No Evidence' That 'Deliberately Edited' Videotape Was Meant to Conceal Information

    08/20/2016 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 19, 2016 | 7:00 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The U.S. State Department on Thursday said there is “no evidence” that a “deliberately edited” videotape of its Dec. 2, 2013 State Department briefing was intended to “conceal information from the public,” even though someone requested the edit. Spokesman John Kirby said a months-long internal investigation was unable to identify the person who asked for the edit: “And while the technician recalls receiving a phone call requesting the edit, there is no evidence to indicate who might’ve placed that call or why.” Kirby also said even if the video was edited with the intent to conceal, “There was no policy...
  • Hillary Clinton Told F.B.I. Colin Powell Advised Her to Use Private Email

    08/19/2016 4:44:07 AM PDT · by progunner · 70 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7 hrs ago | AMY CHOZICK
    Pressed by the F.B.I. about her email practices at the State Department, Hillary Clinton told investigators that former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell had advised her to use a personal email account. The account is included in the notes the Federal Bureau of Investigation handed over to Congress on Tuesday, relaying in detail the three-and-a-half-hour interview with Mrs. Clinton in early July that led to the decision by James B. Comey, the bureau’s
  • Huma Abedin’s Overlapping Jobs as US Govt employee (poster child for conflicts of interest)

    08/16/2016 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    various sources | 8/16/16 | FREEPER opinion
    When perennial government parasite, Huma Abedin, stepped down as Hillary's deputy chief of staff at the State Dept, June 3, 2012, she didn’t actually leave. Rather, Hillary facilitated Abedin being rehired as a “special government employee.” Yet, at the same time, Abedin also held big buck jobs with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm with international clients. (Teneo is said to be the conduit by which wealthy investors buy access to ex-prez Clinton.) Abedin was reportedly consulting with private clients for Teneo that some have interpreted as Abedin gathering US intelligence at State and selling it for...
  • State Department: ‘Very Few’ Freed Gitmo Detainees Return to Terrorism

    08/16/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    State Department: ‘Very Few’ Freed Gitmo Detainees Return to Terrorism David Rutz BY: August 16, 2016 5:02 pm State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday that “very few” released Guantanamo Bay detainees return to terrorism while addressing the transfer of 15 Gitmo prisoners by the Obama administration. President Obama, who has sought to close Gitmo since he took office, sent 15 detainees to the United Arab Emirates this week, the largest single transfer of prisoners from the detention facility of his presidency. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) said the 12 Yemenis and three Afghans in the transfer are “among the...
  • WikiLeaks to Show HRC Connection To ISIS Weapons (email teaser: took 100k for guns to Jihadis?)

    08/15/2016 1:37:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    The Morning Ledger ^ | August 15, 2016 | By Faith Manalo on
    Hillary Clinton 2016’s latest news reports that the former US Secretary of State had connections to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In 2013, Clinton testified under oath that she had no knowledge about the weapon that the US had been sending from Libya to Syria. Senator Rand Paul questioned her during that time. Paul clearly asked Clinton if she or the US government were involved in procuring, transferring, buying and selling of weapons in Libya. Clinton responded saying, “Nobody ever raised that with me.” Clinton’s testimonial came after the US consulate in the Northern Libyan city of Benghazi...
  • Clinton State Dept aide Cheryl Mills helped Clinton Foundation (while on govt payroll)

    08/12/2016 6:12:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 43 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | 8/12/16 | Drew Griffin and David Fitzpatrick, CNN Investigations
    (CNN) — Then-Secy Hillary Clinton's top aide traveled to NY to interview job candidates for the Clinton Foundation, a CNN investigation has found. Cheryl Mills taking part in such a high level task for the Clinton foundation as the Secy's chief of staff raises new questions about the blurred lines that have dogged the Clintons in recent years. On June 19, 2012, Mills boarded an Amtrak train in Washington's Union station. The next morning, at the offices of an executive search firm, Mills interviewed two high-level business about the Clinton Foundation's job opening, a source told CNN.......the candidates worked at...
  • The Clinton Foundation, State and Kremlin Connections

    07/31/2016 11:38:35 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 31, 2016 | PETER SCHWEIZER
    <p>Dmitry Medvedev, (hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade") is visiting the Bay Area tech-cos: Twitter, Apple, Google and Cisco Systems, to promote an "innovation center modeled on Silicon Valley", in Skolkovo, near Moscow.</p> <p>A major technology transfer directive out of stste is at the gut of Obama's 2010 “reset” with Russia, substantially undermined U.S. national security. Consider Skolkovo, the core of the Russia Tec. reset.</p>
  • ‘Am I not speaking English?’ Reporters grill State Dept over Clinton emails

    08/11/2016 9:19:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    Russia Today Youtube ^ | Published on August 11, 2016 | Russia Today
    “I’m not going to speak anymore,” replied a State Department spokeswoman, reaching a point of exasperation repelling reporters’ hounding over a new batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails that exposed cozy relationships between the former secretary’s team and wealthy donors of her husband’s foundation.
  • State Department: Hillary’s ethics pledge did not apply to her top aides

    08/11/2016 6:54:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/11/16 | John Sexton
    A State Department spokesperson clarified Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s 2009 ethics pledge—to avoid conflicts of interest with the Clinton Foundation—did not extend to Clinton’s top aides at the Department. Spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau was asked about recently revealed emails that showed top members of Hillary Clinton’s staff doing favors for Clinton Foundation associates. “I’m not going to speak to specific emails, but I think you guys know State Department officials are regularly in touch with a wide variety of outside individuals and organizations including businesses, nonprofits, NGOs, think tanks,” Trudeau replied. “You don’t feel like there was impropriety in the relationship
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte insults US ambassador (Calls him "gay son of a bitch"

    08/11/2016 4:27:08 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 August 2016 | Duan McKirdy
    (CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called the US ambassador to his country a "gay son of a bitch" in a speech, prompting US diplomats to raise the issue with their Filipino counterparts in Washington. Recounting Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to the country, Duterte, speaking Tagalog, said that he was feuding with US Ambassador Philip Goldberg. "I was with (incoming defense chief General) Delfin Lorenzana. We talked to Kerry, he was actually OK because I had a fight with his ambassador. I told him: 'your ambassador is a gay son of a bitch.'"
  • 'Classic Pay-to-Play': Giuliani Blasts 'Corrupt' Clinton Foundation

    08/10/2016 4:16:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2014
    Rudy Giuliani says that if he were still a federal attorney, he would open an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. He explained that money being given to the foundation in exchange for favors from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's State Department could constitute racketeering. "You have tapes that they were hiding that show that millions of dollars were given to Clinton Foundation, and the State Department did favors for those people that they knew had given millions of dollars," Giuliani said. "That’s called illegal, it's called criminal." He said that's "classic pay-to-play," declaring the Clinton Foundation a "corrupt organization."...
  • DOJ Blocked Clinton Foundation Probe - Drudge

    08/10/2016 11:33:08 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 112 replies ^ | 8/10/2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state raise questions about the nature of the department's relationship with the Clinton Foundation. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, released 296 pages of emails from the Democratic presidential nominee, including 44 that Judicial Watch says were not previously handed over to the State Department by Clinton. The emails, many of which are heavily redacted, raise questions about the Clinton Foundation's influence on the State Department and its relations during her tenure. In one instance, top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band lobbied Clinton aides for a job for someone...
  • Report: Justice Department declined FBI request to investigate Clinton Foundation

    08/10/2016 12:44:49 PM PDT · by Pollard · 82 replies
    Justice Department officials decided against an investigation into the Clinton Foundation after the FBI requested the agency open a case into allegations of corruption stemming from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. But the Justice Department's public integrity unit declined to pursue the probe given what it characterized as insufficient evidence, according to a CNN report Wednesday. The State Department's seemingly preferrential treatment of foundation donors under Clinton's leadership has raised questions about whether she and her aides ignored conflicts of interest in order to help the charity's most generous donors. Emails made public this week have deepened suspicions...
  • State Dept. shuts down questions on Clinton Foundation emails

    08/10/2016 1:19:09 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/16 | Sarah Westwood
    A State Department spokeswoman said Wednesday that the agency does not believe Hillary Clinton violated any ethics requirements by interacting with Clinton Foundation donors. "We feel confident that all the rules were followed," Elizabeth Trudeau, State Department spokeswoman, said amid a backlash over previously undisclosed emails that showed the special access foundation donors enjoyed in the early months of Clinton's tenure at the agency. Trudeau shut down questions during the agency's daily briefing about emails that suggested a Clinton Foundation official had informed one of Clinton's top aides that it was "important to take care of" an individual whose name...
  • President Obama Violated the Law with His Ransom Payment to Iran

    08/08/2016 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/16 | Andrew C. McCarthy Read more at:
    The president hoped to camouflage what he knew to be against the law in his dealings with Iran.   Did it ever occur to President Obama to ask why he couldn’t just cut a check to the Iranian regime? Outrage broke out this week over the revelation that Obama arranged to ship the mullahs piles of cash, worth $400 million and converted into foreign denominations, reportedly in an unmarked cargo plane. The hotly debated question was whether the payment, which the administration attributes to a 37-year-old arms deal, was actually a ransom paid for the release of American hostages...
  • Two professors kidnapped in Kabul: report

    08/07/2016 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Two professors, one of them an American citizen, were reportedly abducted at gun point near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul this weekend, ABC News reported. The other man was Australian, according to ABC. Men wearing National Security forces uniforms reportedly kidnapped the men at about 8:30 p.m. Kabul time, according to the Voice of America. The Kabul police have begun an investigation into the incident. A U.S. State Department official said the department is "aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul." "Due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer," an official told Voices...
  • Kerry says confident Olympic Games will be 'safe, sound, secure'

    08/05/2016 12:33:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug. 6, 2016 | Anthony Boadle
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that he is confident the Olympics Games will be "safe, sound, secure" and that the United States and Brazil are working together to ensure they are.
  • Julian Assange: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists Including ISIS, in Syria

    07/31/2016 7:03:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 123 replies
    Democracy Now , The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 31,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Julian Assange: So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates. So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s...
  • Petition To Remove Air Conditioning From State Department Has Over 1,800 Signatures [over 5000 now]

    07/26/2016 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/2016 | Craig Bordeau
    An online petition to remove all air conditioning from Department of State property has gotten more than 1,800 signatures since it was posted online Sunday.A user named Hopalong Ginsberg created the petition in response to remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming air conditioning and refrigerants are as much of a threat to the world as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The petition garnered 1,869 signatures by Monday afternoon.The petition states: “WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected...
  • US Embassy says family of staff authorized to depart Turkey

    07/26/2016 7:42:33 AM PDT · by Braak · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/26/2016 | Alya Jean Yackley
    Tue Jul 26, 2016 | 2:58 AM EDT U.S. Embassy says family of staff authorised to depart Turkey (Reuters) - The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Tuesday the State Department has authorised the voluntary departure of employees' family members in Turkey after a failed military
  • State Department reopens Clinton emails probe

    07/07/2016 4:28:47 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/2016 | Associated Press
    DEVELOPING: The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides. Spokesman John Kirby says the emails probe is restarting now that the Justice Department isn't pursuing a criminal prosecution. The State Department suspended its review in April to avoid interfering with the FBI's inquiry. Kirby set no deadline for the investigation's completion.
  • FACT: Omar Matteen's dad had official visits to Obama/Clinton State Department. Why the cover-up?

    07/01/2016 10:40:32 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 48 replies ^ | July 2, 2016 | Mike Cernovich @Cernovich
    FACT: Omar Matteen's dad had official visits to Obama/Clinton State Department. Why isn't media asking those questions? Why the cover-up?— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 2, 2016 Run a Google News search for "Seddique Mateen State Department." It's a FACT he visited State Dept. Media cover-up.— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 2, 2016
  • White House Impeded Benghazi Probe, Republicans on Panel Say

    06/28/2016 7:52:08 AM PDT · by milton23 · 91 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/28/2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The U.S. military response was perplexingly inadequate Sept. 11, 2012, the night Americans were attacked by Islamist terrorists in Benghazi, Libya. That’s one overarching conclusion reached by two leading Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi after an investigation lasting a year and a half. “Until now the administration has led us to believe the military did not have assets, men, or machines close enough or ready enough to arrive in Benghazi in time to save lives,” Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, write. “An asset that could have made a difference would have been armed drones....
  • C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say

    06/27/2016 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | MARK MAZZETTI and ALI YOUNES
    Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack. The Jordanian officers who were part of the scheme reaped a windfall from the weapons sales. The training program, which in 2013 began directly arming the...

    06/23/2016 3:00:17 PM PDT · by Callahan · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 6/23/16 | Michael Biesecker
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The disclosure makes it unclear what other work-related emails may have been deleted by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
  • Emails: State Dept. Scrambled on Trouble on Clinton’s Server

    06/23/2016 12:21:51 PM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23, 2016
    State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features on the government’s own systems, according to emails released Wednesday. The emails, reviewed by The Associated Press, show that State Department technical staff disabled software on their systems intended to block phishing emails that could deliver dangerous viruses. They were trying urgently to resolve delivery problems with emails sent from Clinton’s private server.