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  • Petition: Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property.

    07/24/2016 3:01:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 72 replies
    Change.org ^ | 7/24/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    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 and appointed government officials to lead by example, THEREFORE, we call upon the U.S. Department of State to remove air conditioning from all property that the Department owns, rents, or otherwise employs, including but not limited to embassies, consulates, office buildings, etc., all vehicles owned and/or operated by the Department, and any other property, real or movable, owned, rented, or otherwise employed by the Department.
  • State Dept. Official Convicted Of Steering Iraq Dairy Contracts To Son

    07/22/2016 6:59:19 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 22-July-2016 | Kathryn Watson
    A former Department of State official is headed to prison for conspiring to steer $2 million in sole-source micro-dairy contracts to his son’s business, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Kenneth Apple faces up to 20 years behind bars after a federal jury in Virginia convicted him Thursday of ensuring the State Department awarded four contracts for creating milk-processing factories in Iraq to Xtreme Global Logistics Solutions (XGLS). Apple’s son, Jonathan Apple, owned 50 percent of the Montana-based company, the DOJ said. Apple — a State Department agricultural advisor from Oregon in charge of micro-dairy contract oversight in Iraq...
  • Lawyers seek to block Clinton testimony in email case

    07/15/2016 11:00:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Lawyers for Hillary Clinton made their second court filing in a week on Friday aiming to block a federal judge from having her be deposed as part of an ongoing open records lawsuit connected to her email setup. In a filing at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Clinton’s legal team called the request from conservative organization Judicial Watch “futile and inappropriate.” The group is relying on “nothing more than speculation” by claiming that Clinton’s use of a private server was a deliberate effort to thwart the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the former secretary of State’s...
  • GOPs: 'Halt All Releases' from Gitmo After More Ex-Detainee Trouble

    07/14/2016 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- GOP lawmakers are asking for a freeze on transfers from Guantanamo Bay and more information about past transfers after one detainee released to Uruguay went missing and another was named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the State Department. As Congress blocks President Obama's efforts to close the prison facility, the White House is trying to quickly deplete Gitmo's population. The transfer of two detainees to Serbia was announced Monday, bringing the population down to 76. There were 242 terror suspects at Guantanamo when Obama took office. On Wednesday, the State Department issued the designations of Aslan Avgazarovich...
  • State Dept. Official: 'Cliche' Term 'Lone Wolf' Partly 'Created by the Media'

    07/13/2016 3:57:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 13, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- A State Department official today blamed the media for perpetuating the "cliche" term "lone wolf" to describe terrorists carrying out attacks on their own. At a House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting to review government efforts to stem the influence of ISIS online, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel said the terror group was targeting "places with unhappy youth," unemployed sympathizers and the mentally ill. Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) emphasized that "when we say 'lone wolf,' these folks that are engaged in this cause of theirs, that attack Americans, that attack all around the...
  • Obama admin. sent taxpayer money to campaign to oust Netanyahu

    07/12/2016 9:35:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washinton Times ^ | July 12, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday. Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign — all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations...
  • Another awful week for Hillary Clinton

    07/12/2016 8:52:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/12/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last week was another particularly bad week for Hillary Clinton. The media can make believe all they want, but she got pummeled. First, FBI Director James Comey announced she shouldn’t be indicted, then goes on to establish that she should be indicted by laying out chapter and verse how she failed to properly handle sensitive Emails; and by using an unsecured server in foreign, unfriendly counties put us all in danger. There was no good news in Comey’s announcement and as a result by 54/37 Americans think she should be indicted. Comey’s testimony before Congress which was designed to say,...
  • FBI says Russian spies got close to Cabinet [Hillary Clinton]

    11/01/2011 12:33:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2011 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI rounded up a network of deep-cover Russian spies last year after the group came close to placing an agent near a Cabinet official in the Obama administration, a senior FBI counterspy said Monday as the bureau released once-secret documents on the case. ...U.S. officials said it was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mr. Figliuzzi said in an interview that the FBI decided to end its more than 10-year-long counterspy investigation of the network because of concerns that the spies were “getting very close to their objective.” “These 10 Russian officers were sent to the U.S. on a...
  • Dawud Walid, the Quran and Jews

    06/06/2012 11:54:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    front page magazine ^ | Jun 5th, 2012 | Daniel E. Rogell
    The Council of American Islamic Relations [CAIR] may tout itself as an “organization that challenges stereotypes of Islam and Muslims,” and as group that was formed “to challenge anti-Muslim discrimination nationwide.” But in fighting the good fight against hate, at least one of its regional leaders demonizes Jews as the source of Muslims’ problems. “Who are those who incurred the wrath of Allah?” CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid asked in a May 25 sermon at the Islamic Organization of North America mosque in Warren, Mich. “They are the Jews, they are the Jews,” he answered himself in Arabic. Aside from...
  • Obama 'concerned' by State Dept. handling of classified info

    07/09/2016 6:07:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    President Obama said Saturday that he is "concerned" by the FBI assessment that the State Department has acted carelessly in handling classified information. "I am concerned," he told reporters at a news conference in Warsaw Saturday, according to Reuters . But he cast the problem as a government-wide struggle to keep up technology and the fast-paced flow of information. "The advent of email and texts and smart phones is just generating enormous amounts of data," Obama said, which is "putting enormous pressure on the department to sort through it, classify it properly." In concluding the FBI's investigation into former Secretary...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court for Additional Discovery: Seeks Testimony of Hillary Clinton

    07/08/2016 1:10:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it submitted a request for permission to depose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; the Director of Office of Correspondence and Records of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-CRM”) Clarence Finney; and the former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-IRM”) John Bentel. Today’s request arises in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit before U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Clinton. The lawsuit was reopened because of revelations about the...
  • Attorney General Lynch accepts FBI recommendation to clear Clinton of wrongdoing

    07/06/2016 3:43:21 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 6, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    ttorney General Loretta Lynch officially accepted the FBI's recommendation that neither Hillary Clinton nor any of her aides should face criminal charges Wednesday, effectively ending the year-long investigation into their handling of classified information. Lynch said in a statement she had met with FBI Director James Comey and career prosecutors earlier Wednesday and accepted their "unanimous" recommendations to close the case without bringing an indictment against anyone involved.
  • Justice Dept. closes Clinton email probe with no charges

    07/06/2016 3:22:22 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 72 replies
    WPIX ^ | July 6, 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Hillary Clinton email investigation is being closed without any criminal charges. Lynch announced the Justice Department decision Wednesday, one day after FBI Director James Comey recommended against any prosecution.
  • State Department blasts Israeli 'systematic land seizures'

    07/06/2016 12:39:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 7/6/2016, 6:14 AM | Elad Benari
    The State Department on Tuesday issued a scathing condemnation of Israel’s plans to build new housing units in Maale Adumim and in Jerusalem. “If it’s true, this report would be the latest step in what seems to be a systematic process of land seizures, settlement expansions, and legalizations of outposts that is fundamentally undermining the prospects for a two-state solution,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby of the plans, which were announced Sunday following last week’s terrorist attacks against Israelis in Judea and Samaria. “We oppose steps like these, which we believe are counterproductive to the cause of peace. In...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Scheduled To Meet With FBI On Saturday

    07/01/2016 10:41:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 209 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:37 PM 07/01/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet Saturday with the FBI, a source close to the investigation into her private email server tells The Daily Caller. The source went on to suggest the interview may take place at her Washington, D.C. home. The bureau’s interview with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is believed to be the final step in its investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information on Clinton’s private email server. Hundreds of now-classified documents — some of them “Top Secret” — were sent and received through Clinton’s private server, which she housed at her...
  • Benghazi Security Officer Warned U.S. Months Before Attack: ‘Everybody’ Will Die

    06/28/2016 7:05:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2016 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – A U.S. government security officer serving at the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi prior to the September 11, 2012 attacks, warned his superiors that lack of adequate security at the compound made serving there a “suicide mission.” The officer further predicted to his superiors “that there was a very good chance that everybody here was going to die.” In a devastating indictment, the officer stated that a superior told him “everybody back here in D.C. knows that people are going to die in Benghazi, and nobody cares and nobody is going to care until somebody does die.”...
  • AP: Hillary’s State Dept. calendar omitted meetings with political donors and cronies

    06/25/2016 7:14:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The little people might get the wrong idea. I’ll give the Associated Press one cheer for doing this reporting, but only one because they really only care about misbehavior by Democrats when it inconveniences the media. Even so, if you want the champion among politicians of scrubbing all public records of anything the public might not like to see - I present to you, your inevitable Democrat nominee, Hillary Clinton:
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 9:11:45 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | June 24, 2016 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    Television cameras rolled when Hillary Clinton appeared on the central balcony of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell — just minutes after she attended a private breakfast in September 2009 with influential Wall Street and business leaders. But the identities of her breakfast guests would be left off of her official State Department calendar — omissions that are among scores of names and events missing from Clinton's historical record of her daily activities as secretary of state, an Associated Press review found. Now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Clinton met that morning with a dozen chief...
  • WH Benghazi emails have different quotes than earlier reported

    05/07/2014 4:40:45 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 40 replies
    Cbs ^ | May 16, 2013 | Major garrett
    ... On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes: "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want to undermine the FBI investigation." But it turns out that in the actual email, Rhodes did not mention the State Department. It read: "We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation." Republicans also provided what they said was a quote from an email written by State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland. The Republican version quotes Nuland...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 1:34:47 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 24, 2016 3:53 AM EDT | STEPHEN BRAUN
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show.
  • Trolling for War with Russia

    06/21/2016 8:47:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar Assad. A "judicious use of stand-off and air weapons," they claim, "would undergird and drive a more focused and hard-nosed U.S.-led diplomatic process." In brief, to strengthen the hand of our diplomats and show we mean business, we should start bombing and killing Syrian soldiers. Yet Syria has not attacked us. And Congress has not declared war on Syria, or authorized an attack. Where do these State hawks think President Obama gets the authority to...
  • Dozens of Officials Break With Administration, Call for Strikes Against Assad

    06/17/2016 7:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Protesting the Obama administration’s policy in Syria, dozens of State Department officers have signed an internal document calling on the administration to order targeted military strikes against Damascus to force regime change as the only way to defeat ISIS, the Wall Street Journal reports. The “dissent channel cable” was signed by 51 State Department officers involved with advising on Syria policy in various capacities, according to an official familiar with the document. The Wall Street Journal reviewed a copy of the cable, which repeatedly calls for “targeted military strikes” against the Syrian government in light of the near-collapse of the ceasefire...
  • Orlando Killer’s Father Held Meetings At The White House

    06/16/2016 7:55:53 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 67 replies
    Downstream Politics ^ | 6/15/16 | Chris Buskirk
    Seddique Mateen, father of the Orlando killer and outspoken supporter of the Taliban, has also been a guest at Obama’s White House and Hillary’s State Department. I wonder what they were talking about? The senior Mateen has described Omar as a “good son.” Of course he also describes the Taliban as a good government so that should give you a frame of reference for what he considers good. Did he meet directly with President Obama? That’s unclear. It’s unclear who he met with and no one has returned calls for a comment. The photos come from Mateen’s Facebook Page where...
  • Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin ‘Support’ for ISIS

    06/15/2016 10:42:23 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Jun 2016 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State. The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese. In August 2012, a “SECRET” classified memo was sent to various top Obama administration officials...
  • Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million

    06/15/2016 7:36:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/15/2016 | Henry Fernandez
    Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million By Henry Fernandez Published June 14, 2016 Politics FOXBusiness For all the attention the Trump University scandal has garnered throughout the 2016 election season, another education controversy has yet to receive as much outrage. The Clintons are adding another check to their list of questionable practices as their connection with the Laureate International Universities allegedly paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million. The payments were over 2010-2014 to the presumptive first gentleman to serve as “honorary chancellor” of the for-profit universities and college. The Laureate Education received a sizable amount of money from the U.S....
  • See Something, Say Nothing A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Govt. Submission to Jihad

    06/14/2016 5:40:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    WND books.wnd.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Phillip Haney, Art Moore
    See Something, Say Nothing A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Govt. Submission to Jihad One day after a prominent U.S. Muslim leader reacted to the November 2015 Paris attacks with a declaration that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has nothing to do with Islam, President Obama made the same assertion. Who exactly is the enemy we face, not only in the Middle East but also within our borders? Is it “murderers without a coherent creed” or “nihilistic killers who want to tear things down,” as some described ISIS after 130 people were brutally slain and another 368 injured...
  • Whoa “Jihadi Dad” – Orlando Terrorist’s Father Seddique Mateen Visited State Dept

    06/12/2016 5:19:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 120 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | June 12, 2016 | sundance
    FULL TITLE: Whoa “Jihadi Dad” – Orlando Terrorist’s Father Seddique Mateen Visited State Dept. – Political Activist, Taliban Sympathizer… This is a little disturbing. Remember Amed Mohamed and the exploited islamic opportunism with 14-year-old “clock boy” bomb hoax from Irving Texas and how his father was running for political office in Sudan? Well, apparently 29-year-old terrorist Omar Mateen (below left) comes from a similarly engaged political family and his father, Seddique Mateen (below right), was/is running for national office in Afghanistan and not happy with the government of Pakistan. orlando 11 Omar mateenorlando 10 seddique mateen - father - orlando...
  • State Department deliberately cut embarrassing questions from press briefing video

    06/10/2016 7:04:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01 June 2016 | Carol Morello
    The State Department acknowledged Wednesday that someone in its public affairs bureau made a “deliberate” request that several minutes of tape be cut from the video of a 2013 press briefing in which a reporter asked if the administration had lied about secret talks with Iran. The embarrassing admission by State Department spokesman John Kirby came three weeks after another spokesperson insisted that a “glitch” had caused the gap, discovered only last month by the reporter whose questioning had mysteriously disappeared. “This wasn’t a technical glitch, this was a deliberate step to excise the video,” Kirby told reporters. Kirby said...
  • Despite Clinton claims, 2012 email had classified marking

    06/10/2016 4:24:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton, from the moment her exclusive use of personal email for government business was exposed, has claimed nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time. But a 2012 email released by the State Department appears to challenge that claim because it carries a classified code known as a “portion marking” - and that marking was on the email when it was sent directly to Clinton’s account. The “C” - which means it was marked classified at the confidential level - is in the left-hand-margin and relates to an April 2012 phone call with Malawi's first...
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 6:09:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matthew Mosk Brian Ross CHO PARK
    Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained...
  • Judicial Watch: Court Should Not Seal Clinton IT Official Immunity Agreements

    06/10/2016 12:06:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 10, 2016
    Justice Department Files Last Minute Brief Supporting Immunity Agreement Secrecy (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that it filed an opposition motion to Clinton email witness Bryan Pagliano’s attempt to file immunity agreements ex parte and under seal. Also, Judicial Watch asked the court to deny Pagliano’s effort to avoid videotaping of his deposition, during which he plans to assert his Fifth Amendment right. Judicial Watch attorneys argue to U.S. District Court Emmett Sullivan that Pagliano’s immunity agreement should be made publicly available: Mr. Pagliano’s request to file his immunity agreements ex parte and under seal is unfounded. First,...
  • Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Clinton Email Deposition Testimony of Karin Lang,...

    06/09/2016 1:07:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 9, 2016
    Full title: Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Clinton Email Deposition Testimony of Karin Lang, Director, Executive Secretariat Staff (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Karin Lang, director of executive secretariat staff and designated representative for the State Department. The Lang transcript is available here . Lang was designated by the State Department as its 30(b)(6) witness. A 30(b)(6) witness is assigned to provide the agency’s testimony on the Clinton email issue. Lang testified that key State Department federal recordkeeping officials did not know that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aide...
  • Trump: 'Hillary Clinton Turned the State Department Into Her Private Hedge Fund' [VIDEO]

    06/08/2016 3:30:12 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jun 2016 | Pam Key
    Tuesday .... Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump began his general election pivot by going on the offense against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, adding that she "turned the State Department into her private hedge fund." Trump said, "Hillary Clinton turned the State Department into her private hedge fund. The Russians, the Saudis, the Chinese, all gave money to Bill and Hillary and got favorable treatment in return. It's a sad day in America when foreign governments with deep pockets have more influence in our own country than our great citizens. I didn't need to do this. It's not easy,...
  • State Department official's lawyer repeatedly objects to questions on Clinton's email

    06/07/2016 6:23:28 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 7, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Truncated title. Full title: State Department official's lawyer repeatedly objects to questions on Clinton's email during deposition A lawyer for a top State Department official repeatedly objected to questions about Hillary Clinton's private email address during a deposition earlier this month. The transcript, released on Monday by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, documented June 3 testimony from Ambassador Stephen D. Mull. The ambassador previously served as executive secretary of the State Department during Clinton's tenure. "When did you first become aware of Mrs. Clinton — the email address Mrs. Clinton was using to conduct official government business?" asked Michael Bekesha,...
  • State Dept. would need 75 years to compile Clinton emails

    06/06/2016 6:18:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 6, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    The State Department said it would take 75 years for the release of emails from top aides to Hillary Clinton while she was serving as secretary of State. Lawyers said it would take that long to compile the 450,000 pages of records from former Clinton aides Cheryl Mills, Jacob Sullivan and Patrick Kennedy, according to a court filing from last week, which was first reported by CNN . "Given the Department's current [Freedom of Information Act] (FOIA) workload and the complexity of these documents, it can process about 500 pages a month, meaning it would take approximately 16-and-2/3 years to...
  • Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Clinton Email Deposition Testimony of Amb. Stephen...

    06/06/2016 2:02:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 6, 2016
    Full title: Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Clinton Email Deposition Testimony of Amb. Stephen Mull, Former Executive Secretary for State Department (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Stephen D. Mull, executive secretary of the State Department from June 2010 to October 2012, who suggested that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be issued a State Department BlackBerry, which would protect her identity and would also be subject to FOIA requests. The Mull transcript is availablehere. Amb. Mull now serves as the State Department’s lead coordinator for Iran nuclear implementation. Amb. Mull’s testimony and...
  • Clinton's IT aide keeps email server shrouded in mystery

    06/05/2016 8:12:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 5, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    A former State Department IT expert has refused to answer questions about his work on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, keeping its operations shrouded in mystery. Bryan Pagliano’s laywers have said that he would remain silent during a deposition with the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, originally scheduled for Monday but now delayed until further notice. His decision increases the odds that Clinton herself will be forced to testify in the case. And, because of quirks of the legal system, his decision to stay quiet could be seen as an implicit confirmation that he or the State Department had done something...
  • Albright: "No Proof Clinton Emails Hurt Anyone" [semi-satire]

    06/04/2016 12:02:39 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Former Clinton Administration Secretary of State Madeleine Albright suggested that the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's email practices during her tenure as Obama's Secretary of State "has gone far enough." "Okay, she made a mistake and some laws may have been broken, but there's no proof that the way she handled her email has hurt anyone," Albright contended. "It's time for the persecution of this great American to end." The possibility that Hillary's unsecured emails containing classified material might have been hacked and, thereby, exposed covert operatives to potentially fatal risk was brushed aside. "There's no definitive proof that her emails...
  • Federal Judge Orders Clinton IT Witness To Produce Reported Immunity Agreement, Legal Basis for...

    06/03/2016 5:09:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 3, 2016
    Full title: Federal Judge Orders Clinton IT Witness To Produce Reported Immunity Agreement, Legal Basis for Fifth Amendment Claims (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that a court order was issued by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan requiring Bryan Pagliano, the Clinton State Department IT official who reportedly provided support for the Clinton email system, to produce to the court his reported immunity agreement and the legal basis for the Fifth Amendment claims he planned to assert in Judicial Watch’s discovery into the Clinton email system. The order delays Mr. Pagliano’s deposition, which had been scheduled for Monday, June 6....
  • Hillary Rips Obama White House Hiring Process: Ridiculous, Nightmare (Swiftboating Zero?)

    07/13/2009 1:04:29 PM PDT · by Ocarterma · 49 replies · 2,269+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 07/13/09 | Newsmax
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is blaming an exhaustive White House vetting process for the fact that the Obama administration has not yet named a person to run the U.S. Agency for International Development. Six months into the administration's tenure without having appointed someone to the agency's top spot, Clinton told USAID employees on Monday that several people had turned down the job due to overly burdensome financial and personal disclosure requirements that she called a "nightmare," "frustrating beyond words" and "ridiculous."
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Posted Names of Hidden Intelligence Officials On Her Email

    06/02/2016 6:46:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 136 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/02/16 | by Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton posted and shared the names of concealed U.S. intelligence officials on her unprotected email system. Federal records reveal that Clinton swapped these highly classified names on an email account that was vulnerable to attack and was breached repeatedly by Russia-linked hacker attempts. These new revelations — reminiscent of the Valerie Plame scandal during George W. Bush’s tenure — could give FBI investigators the evidence they need to make a case that Clinton violated the Espionage Act by mishandling national defense information through “gross negligence.”
  • Snowden Eviscerates Hillary In Just Two Sentences

    06/02/2016 4:17:39 PM PDT · by Enchante · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/02/2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    It only took two sentences for Edward Snowden to eviscerate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server Wednesday morning. The former National Intelligence Agency contractor could face decades in prison for breaking laws governing the handling of classified government information, and he expressed confusion on why Hillary Clinton doesn’t share his fate.
  • Clinton, aides tried to use wireless devices in secure areas

    06/02/2016 10:54:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | By Bill Gertz
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides tried to use personal hand-held electronic devices inside areas used to store classified information, according to the just-released State Department inspector general report. The Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the State Department’s security arm, told the inspector general that in March 2009 Mrs. Clinton rejected an offer from security officials to provide her with a secure government smartphone. “DS was informed that Secretary Clinton’s staff had been asking to use BlackBerry devices inside classified areas,” said the report, released late last month. Another portion of the inspector general’s report states that Mrs....
  • State Department admits deleting parts of briefing on Iran deal

    06/02/2016 12:09:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/16 | Elad Benari
    The State Department has admitted that an official intentionally deleted several minutes of video footage from a 2013 press briefing, where a top spokeswoman seemed to acknowledge misleading the press over the Iran nuclear deal, Fox News reported Wednesday. “There was a deliberate request [to delete the footage] – this wasn’t a technical glitch,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said, in admitting that an unidentified official had a video editor “excise” the segment. The State Department had faced questions earlier this year over the block of missing tape from a December 2013 briefing. At that briefing, then-spokeswoman Jen Psaki was...
  • Clinton IT aide to plead Fifth in email case

    06/01/2016 4:19:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    The man believed to have set up and maintained Hillary Clinton’s private email server will assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and refuse to answer questions as part of an open records lawsuit against the State Department. Bryan Pagliano will decline to answer questions from Judicial Watch, the conservative legal watchdog group, during a deposition scheduled for Monday, his lawyers wrote in a court filing on Wednesday afternoon. The move forecloses the possibility that Pagliano would break his months of silence about the server issue, even as scrutiny has intensified on his role. Pagliano’s lawyers told Judicial Watch more...
  • Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills Dep...

    05/31/2016 1:45:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 31, 2016
    Full title: Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills Deposition Testimony (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Cheryl D. Mills, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff throughout her four years as secretary of state. Though instructed by her attorney not to answer several questions, the transcript is available here. Mills was deposed last week as part of the discovery granted to Judicial Watch by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in response to its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, non-government...
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released State Department Office of Inspector General Slams Clinton Email Practices Justice Department Documents Reveal the Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at Least 69 Killings Memorial Day: Why We Fight First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released The court-ordered discovery to uncover details about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system has produced the first testimony from her top aides. This week we released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director...
  • Ex-State Aide Recalls Hillary’s ‘Sloppy Communications’ With Staff

    05/27/2016 8:12:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 49 replies
    http://nypost ^ | May 27, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    A former military adviser who worked for Hillary Clinton at the State Department says her “sloppy communications with her senior staff” could have undermined two counterterrorism operations. Bill Johnson, the department’s adviser to the special operations section of the US Pacific Command in 2010 and 2011, told Newsweek that secret plans to kill the head of a Filipino jihadi group and stop Chinese armaments being smuggled into Iraq both failed. “I had several missions that went inexplicably wrong, with the targets one step ahead of us,” said Johnson, who worked in Air Force special ops for more than 25 years...
  • Todd to Hillary: This IG report contradicts your previous statements, doesn’t it?

    05/27/2016 8:07:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Hillary Clinton spent yesterday doing damage control after the release of the Inspector General report on her use of a secret e-mail server exposed her continuous stream of lies over the last 15 months on the topic. As part of that effort, Hillary called into Meet the Press Daily, where Chuck Todd took a skeptical view of the spin coming from Team Hillary, as Leah Barkoukis notes at Townhall. Todd zeroed in on one statement from the IG report in which Hillary refused to use an official State Department e-mail. Until yesterday, Hillary claimed she wanted one system for “convenience,”...
  • Former US ambassador to Syria: I couldn’t defend US policy any longer

    06/03/2014 12:56:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    US Ambassador Robert Ford resigned from his State Department post a month ago, after a long and difficult time as the envoy to Syria. Ford showed great personal courage in his service while Bashar al-Assad instigated attacks on Western embassies and eventually provoked a massive civil war which has turned into a regional threat, thanks to the collapse of his power in large regions of Syria. The collapse of American policy in Syria over the past year was presumed to have prompted Ford’s departure, which he confirms with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview today.This is interesting for more...