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  • State Dept. says copy of Elton John ‘Rocket Man’ CD not delivered to Kim

    07/07/2018 9:44:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/18 | John Bowden
    The State Department said Saturday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not gift North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a copy of Elton John's "Rocket Man" signed by the president despite reports from South Korean media. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told NBC News that Pompeo did not deliver the CD, despite a report from South Korean media outlet The Chosun Ilbo stating that Pompeo was delivering the CD after Trump learned Kim was unaware of the hit song. "The 'Rocket Man' CD was the subject of discussion during Trump's lunch with Kim. Kim mentioned that Trump referred to...
  • State Department's Request to Send Marines to Taiwan Irks China

    07/05/2018 4:44:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 18 replies
    Military.Com ^ | 3 Jul 2018 | Gina Harkins
    A Chinese official is warning the U.S. to "exercise caution" following a report that the State Department wants to send a small team of Marines to guard a diplomatic facility in Taiwan. The State Department requested that a Marine Security Guard detachment be dispatched to the American Institute in Taiwan, a de facto embassy in Taipei City, CNN reported Friday. The news prompted a swift response from a Chinese foreign ministry official, who reminded Americans of the "one-China policy" meant to prevent the U.S. from having direct diplomatic or military exchanges with Taiwan. "[Those] are the political preconditions for...
  • US reiterates Turkey travel warning, citing detention risk (detention risk from Turkey)

    06/30/2018 9:45:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | June 29, 2018 | SCF
    The United States on Thursday warned its citizens against travelling to Turkey, citing a nationwide crackdown that has led to the arrest of thousands of people, including US passport holders.“Reconsider travel to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions,” the State Department said, retaining a travel warning already in place.US citizens had also been subject to travel bans that prevented them from leaving the country, the State Department said on its website. “Under the State of Emergency, security forces have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including US citizens, suspected of affiliation with alleged terrorist organizations based on scant or secret...
  • 25th Person at U.S. Embassy in Cuba Is Mysteriously Sickened

    06/22/2018 8:25:43 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 June 2018 | Gardiner Harris
    Another diplomat working at the United States Embassy in Havana has been sickened by a mysterious attack, bringing to 25 the number of personnel who have fallen ill there, the State Department said on Thursday. The case was the first confirmed in Cuba since August and could suggest that whatever caused the illnesses in late 2016 and the first part of 2017 had started again or was continuing. Complicating the situation for officials was news this spring that at least one diplomat at a consulate in Guangzhou, China, had experienced symptoms almost identical to those reported by diplomats in Havana....
  • REVEALED: CHRISTOPHER STEELE VISITED STATE DEPARTMENT SHORTLY BEFORE 2016 ELECTION

    06/20/2018 9:18:21 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/2018 | chuck ross
    Former British spy Christopher Steele visited the State Department in October 2016 and briefed officials there about his work on the infamous anti-Trump dossier, it was revealed on Wednesday. “Based upon our review of the visitor logs at the State Department, Mr. Steele visited the State Department, briefing officials on the dossier in October 2016,” Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said during a hearing held to review the U.S. government’s response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Steele’s visit to Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C., prior to the election has not been previously reported. Burr revealed...
  • Thousands of Docs Show Pay-to-Play Between Hillary State Department and Clinton Foundation

    05/23/2018 4:14:00 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 23, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: SEKULOW: We Have Uncovered Thousands of Docs Showing Pay-to-Play Between Hillary State Department and Clinton Foundation An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow announced Wednesday the American Center for Law and Justice uncovered thousands of documents showing Clinton Foundation pay-to-play with Hillary’s State Department through a FOIA lawsuit. We have uncovered a ‘favor factory’ the ACLJ reported on Wednesday. There was no firewall between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation as Hillary previously claimed to the public.
  • Gotcha!--Deep State Foiled Trying To Sabotage Trump’s Foreign Policy

    05/19/2018 6:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    "We called the White House and they acted swiftly on the Friday event, which has since been postponed," said a staff member for Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who complained that the event would have openly undermined President Donald Trump’s agenda on Cuba."The event in question has been postponed," a State Department official confirmed."This (event) was designed to embarrass the president and Pompeo—somebody needs to be held to account," one source said. "The fact that State Department officials were advancing a program that is so slanted and completely at odds with the president's directive on Cuba, I am concerned what...
  • Why Did Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton Shut Down A State Department Pedophilia Investigation?

    05/10/2018 9:21:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 5-9-18
    Please note this story first broke in 2013. Within a year this same story disappeared and the same media was fawning over Hillary Clinton becoming president in 2016. The clues in the video are significant regarding the scope of the crime and the “higher up” powers involved. An Obama administration ambassador was allegedly found participating in a far-reaching pedophilia ring – and that’s where the story ends. No further disclosures. No trial. No media frenzy. No charges filed. No punishment. No justice. Nothing. The Deep State covered it all up. The question is why. The potential answer is chilling. (NOTE:...
  • Clinton Advises Pompeo To Stop ‘Purge’ At State Dept.

    04/11/2018 5:56:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/11/18 | Josh Delk
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she recently urged Mike Pompeo, President Trump's pick to lead the State Department, to retain senior career officials to handle global crises should he be confirmed. Clinton, who served as secretary of State from 2009-2013 under former President Obama, said during an event in Michigan that she warned Pompeo against a "purge" of experienced administration officials when he called her recently. "I told him that I thought he should take a hard look at retaining career diplomats who could advise him. Because you never know what might happen. You never know where...
  • Former Official Will Cooperate With Investigators Probing Scheme Funneling Money From State To Kerry

    02/22/2018 8:19:53 AM PST · by bitt · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/2018 | ethan barton
    A former senior Peace Corps official agreed to cooperate with any law enforcement investigations surrounding a scheme that funneled millions of Department of State dollars to a nonprofit founded and run by former Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter, recently published court documents show. Warren “Buck” Buckingham agreed to cooperate as a condition of an agreement with the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney’s Office that would keep him from facing prosecution for a related illegal lobbying charge, court documents filed Thursday and made public Tuesday show. (RELATED: Former Peace Corps Official Who Steered Contracts To John Kerry’s Daughter May Avoid Prosecution)...
  • State Department approved anti-Trump articles by pro-Iran deal official

    03/20/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    conservative review ^ | 3/19/2018 | Jordan Schachtel
    ‘Trump’s dangerous shift on Iran’ author received approval from Foggy Bottom.' The U.S. State Department under former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vetted and approved the publication of fiercely anti-Trump news articles written by a current State Department official, Conservative Review has learned. On October 13 in the White House, President Trump announced that he had ordered a complete strategic review concerning the United States’ Iran policy. “Today, I am announcing our strategy, along with several major steps we are taking to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions and to ensure that Iran never, and I mean never, acquires a...
  • Organization Tied To David Brock Used Taxpayer Money From Illicit Israeli Political Intervention...

    03/05/2017 12:46:47 AM PST · by Fedora · 11 replies
    ZeroHedge via Disobedient Media ^ | 03/02/2017 | William Craddick
    [Full title: "Organization Tied To David Brock Used Taxpayer Money From Illicit Israeli Political Intervention To Fund Clinton Campaign"]A case of US governmental meddling in the political affairs of a foreign ally previously investigated by Congress appears to have also been part of a scheme to launder taxpayer money and use it to fund the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, a crowdsourced investigation online has revealed. The effort has revealed that organizations tied to high ranking members of Shareblue and its holding company conspired with John Kerry’s Department of State to use taxpayer funds in an effort to unseat Benjamin...
  • Mike Pompeo might be the only guy Trump trusts

    03/18/2018 9:25:34 AM PDT · by billorites · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    he busiest guy in Washington, DC, right now is Mike Pompeo. Shuttling from the halls of Congress to CIA headquarters in Langley and, soon enough, back across the Potomac to Foggy Bottom, the former congressman from Kansas and current secretary of state-designate is rapidly becoming the Henry Kissinger of the Trump administration — the man for all jobs, in all seasons. Pompeo’s long-bruited selection to replace Rex Tillerson is an inspired choice. He’s a rising star with an impeccable résumé (graduated first in his class at West Point, degree from Harvard Law, military vet), a no-nonsense manner and a capacity...
  • Why would the Russians feed dirt on Trump to Steele and Hillary if they wanted Trump to win?

    03/15/2018 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-14-18 | DrJohn
    Some things just don't add up. It is well known that the largely discredited Steele dossier was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee. We know that Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr was funneling information from his wife- who was working for Fusion- to the FBI. Ohr failed to disclose his wife's involvement and compensation and was demoted. Bruce Ohr, the Department of Justice official who brought opposition research on President Donald Trump to the FBI, did not disclose that Fusion GPS, which performed that research at the Democratic National Committee’s behest, was paying...
  • Dems accuse Trump officials of seeking State Department purge

    03/15/2018 2:33:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Two top House Democrats allege that high-level political appointees in the State Department and senior White House officials have worked with conservative activists to purge from the agency career officials deemed insufficiently loyal to President Trump. A letter sent Thursday to White House chief of staff John Kelly and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan alleges that political appointees at the State Department have characterized career officials in "derogatory terms." Among the descriptors used for certain career officials were "a leaker and a troublemaker" and a "turncoat," the letter from Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) reads, citing...
  • Family Research Council: Mike Pompeo Will Be ‘Agent of Change’ to Restore ‘American Values’

    03/14/2018 6:05:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 14, 2018 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The Family Research Council (FRC) said in a statement Tuesday that the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State will enhance the administration’s goal of a return to “American values and principles” and make support for human rights and religious freedom a priority. “President Trump has been an agent of change in Washington,” said FRC president Tony Perkins in a press statement. “It is hard to identify another federal agency that is in more need of change than the State Department, which has historically and consistently been at cross purposes with American values and principles. Mike Pompeo is a...
  • WH Fires Aide Who Contradicted Trump's Account of Tillerson Dismissal

    03/13/2018 12:03:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The White House has fired Steve Goldstein, the undersecretary of public affairs at the State Department, hours after replacing his boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.According to reports, the decision was made because Goldstein contradicted President Trump’s account of Tillerson’s firing when he stated that the former Exxon Mobile CEO was “unaware of the reason” he was being let go. BREAKING: Officials: White House fires top Tillerson aide who contradicted account of secretary of state's dismissal.— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) March 13, 2018 He also said Tillerson learned of his dismissal on Twitter, where Trump publicly announced it Tuesday morning and...
  • Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo

    03/13/2018 5:52:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 117 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2018 | Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker
    President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, White House officials said Tuesday. Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled top diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.
  • John Kerry Officially Under Investigation As Dossier Probe Targets Obama State Department

    03/07/2018 1:22:57 PM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 6, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Shortened title. Full title: SARA CARTER: John Kerry Officially Under Investigation As Dossier Probe Targets Obama State Department The House Select Committee on Intelligence is now investigating former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s possible role into the unverified dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton Campaign, this reporter has learned. The dossier, assembled by a former British spy, laid the foundation for the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia and was the essential piece of evidence used by the FBI to get a warrant to spy on a former volunteer for...
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate Smokes Marijuana in Campaign Ad

    03/01/2018 5:04:25 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 27, 2018 | Haris Alic
    A Democrat running for Congress in Illinois' fifth congressional district showcased his support for marijuana legalization by smoking pot in a new campaign ad. Benjamin Thomas Wolf, a former FBI official turned Chicago restaurant owner, told the Chicago Sun-Times that it is important to be upfront about recreational cannabis use and the potential economic and social benefits of legalization. "As a cannabis user, I think it's important we get out front and talk about it," said Wolf, who is vying to defeat incumbent Rep.I Mike Quigley (D., Ill.) in this year's Democratic primary. "We realize that cannabis can bring billions...