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  • 15 percent of latest Hillary Clinton’s emails marked classified

    02/13/2016 9:47:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/13/16 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 15 percent of the latest batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails released Saturday contain classified information, with three of the messages being labeled “secret” — continuing to add to the questions surrounding her email use. One of the messages is an extensive missive from David Satterfield, a top U.S. diplomat to Egypt, who told top officials in both the White House and State Department about negotiations in the Sinai. The entire contents of the messages are now deemed “secret,” though there is no indication they were marked as such at the time. The message was...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Now Tied To At Least Four Investigations By Federal Agencies

    02/12/2016 2:07:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 11, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The State Department's inspector general last year subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation for documents related to work that required approval from the Hillary Clinton State Department, making it now at least four investigations involving the Democratic presidential candidate being conducted by federal agencies.
  • Judge rejects State Dept. request, orders release of Clinton emails by month’s end

    02/11/2016 10:49:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 11, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge has rejected the State Department's request to delay all of former Secretary Hillary Clinton's emails until the eve of the Super Tuesday primaries, issuing an order Thursday that instead makes the administration have to release the documents in four batches between now and the end of the month. Judge Rudolph Conteras said 550 pages must be released by this Saturday, and then the department must release documents again on Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and, finally, all remaining documents on Feb. 29. "The court expects that defendant will endeavor to avoid any additional delay," Judge Contreras said in...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified...

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • Judge orders State Dept. to speed up Clinton emails: ‘Unreasonably long’

    02/09/2016 12:55:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge told the State Department to speed up the final release of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails, saying the voting public has an interest in seeing them as the primaries are underway. Judge Rudolph Contreras said the government is taking an "unreasonably long" time processing the messages and is already more than a week overdue on making them all public -- and said he didn't like being told speeding up could hurt national security. "Government has me between a rock and a hard place," he said.
  • Cruz blocks nominees to the State Depart for a third time [Cruz's Senate "enemies?" help the cause]

    02/09/2016 2:09:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    ...Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), however, objected, and said he was doing so on behalf of Cruz, who has spent much of the last week campaigning in New Hampshire where he is trailing businessman Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday's primary. Klobuchar slammed Cruz after McConnell's move, saying the Texas Republican was the only remaining hurdle to getting the ambassador nominations confirmed. "We ask him to remove these holds. He has not voiced any concerns about these individual nominees. He voiced concerns about unrelated policy issues," she said, noting that Cruz hasn't been in the Senate to object to the...
  • Citing donations, critics say Lynch shouldn’t decide on Clinton probe

    02/08/2016 5:26:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 8, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Critics of the Obama administration say Attorney General Loretta Lynch should be disqualified from overseeing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server because of the more than $10,000 she has given to Democrats in recent years. With Republicans already calling for a special prosecutor to monitor the probe, conservatives are pouncing on the past campaign contributions as evidence of bias. "The latest assertion from her allies that Loretta Lynch is not 'political' is totally untrue," said David Bossie, the president of conservative advocacy organization Citizens United in a statement to The Hill. "In fact, she's been a regular financial contributor...
  • The Email Saga The more you know about the State Department, the worse Hillary's actions look.

    02/06/2016 4:33:29 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2016 | John Bolton
    For alumni of U.S. national-security departments and agencies, Clinton’s email saga is mind-numbing. The publicly available information makes clear she and her aides violated so many elementary security prohibitions that alumni are speechless. They wonder, had they done what she did, how quickly they would have lost their clearances and jobs and how extensive the criminal indictments against them would be. By contrast, many who have never served in government or dealt with classified information see the affair as opaque, even overblown. Certainly Clinton has worked hard to foster that impression. Leaving political spin aside, without delving into arcane legal...
  • Hillary misleading about email probe during debate, former FBI agents say

    02/05/2016 5:23:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    Hillary Clinton used misleading language in Thursday night's Democratic debate to describe the ongoing FBI investigation into her use of a private email server to conduct official government business while she was secretary of state, according to former senior FBI agents. In the New Hampshire debate with Senator Bernie Sanders, which aired on MSNBC, Clinton told moderator Chuck Todd that nothing would come of the FBI probe, "I am 100 percent confident. This is a security review that was requested. It is being carried out." Not true says Steve Pomerantz, who spent 28 years at the FBI, and rose from...
  • Clinton hit for invoking 'everybody did it' defense on email scandal

    02/05/2016 12:27:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Catherine Herridge - Matthew Dean - AP
    Critics are blasting Hillary Clinton for claiming at Thursday night's Democratic debate nothing will come of the FBI probe into her email practices and seizing on reports that other former officials received classified information on personal accounts -- saying she's glossing over glaring differences between her case and theirs. "The attempt to paint her predecessors in the State Department as equal offenders in mishandling classified material is an insult to what we now know to be the truth," Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said in a statement Thursday, calling the argument an "everybody did it" defense. Clinton pointed at the debate...
  • Plans For Hidden IT Network To Help Clinton Skirt Rules Uncovered by Judicial Watch

    02/02/2016 9:00:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 1, 2016
    'We should ... set up a stand-alone PC in the Secretary's office, connected to the internet (but not through our system) to enable her to check her emails from her desk' (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced today that it recently received records from the Department of State disclosing plans by senior State Department officials to set up a "stand-alone PC" so that Clinton could check her emails in an office "across the hall" through a separate, non-State Department computer network system. Referencing the special Clinton computer system, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, writes Clinton Chief of...
  • Joe Biden's diplomacy described as 'a Disney ride with dips and spins'...

    01/30/2016 2:17:31 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-29-16 | Nikki Schwab & Francesca Chambers
    Traveling the world with Vice President Joe Biden is an 'adventure,' said one Hillary Clinton associate in emails released today from the State Department. 'It's like a Disney ride with dips and spins and surprises around every bend,' the email, addressed to 'H' read. The note came to Clinton from diplomat Kurt M. Campbell who accompanied the veep to Beijing in 2011. Clinton, serving as secretary of state, replied that she couldn't wait to hear stories – and asked if it was anything like 'W and beach volleyball?' Former President George W. Bush had made his own trek to China...
  • FBI going 'right to the source' in Clinton email probe, interviewing intel agencies

    01/26/2016 2:43:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The FBI is going straight to the source in its investigation of classified emails that crossed Hillary Clinton's personal server, speaking with the intelligence agencies - and in some cases, the individuals - that generated the information, two intelligence sources familiar with the probe told Fox News. Investigators are meeting with the agencies and individuals to determine the classification level in the emails. The step speaks to the diligence with which the bureau is handling the investigation, despite the former secretary of state's claims that the matter boils down to a mere interagency dispute. "This is not merely a difference...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal Appears Gravely Criminal

    01/25/2016 11:44:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 25, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    From the start, since we first learned about the home-brew email system then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton set up for conducting her government business, I've argued that she very likely committed felony violations of federal law. Yet it appears I underestimated the gravity of her misconduct -- ironically, by giving her the benefit of the doubt on a significant aspect of the scheme. When the scandal went public in March 2015, Mrs. Clinton -- already the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee -- held a press conference to explain herself. Among other well-documented whoppers, she maintained that she had never stored classified...
  • State Dept. accused of political tampering in delay of Clinton emails

    01/25/2016 11:02:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 25, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The reporter whose case has forced the release of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails accused the Obama administration Monday of political tampering by asking to delay making the final set of messages public until after the first four states have already voted in the Democratic presidential primary. Another 11 states are slated to vote March 1, just hours after the State Department has said it wants to release the final 4,000 or so emails -- which are likely to include some of the most controversial messages. That means nearly 45 million voters won't have enough time to digest...
  • State tries to delay Clinton email release, blaming snowstorm

    01/22/2016 2:11:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    The State Department on Friday sought to delay its final release of emails from Hillary Clinton's personal server, blaming a massive snowstorm hitting Washington as well as an internal "oversight." In a court filing, the department asked a federal court to delay by a month the Jan. 29 deadline for it to release the last batch of roughly 55,000 pages of Clinton's emails believed to be work-related. The emails, thousands of which have been released on a monthly basis since last year, have become a constant headache for Clinton's front-runner Democratic presidential campaign. More than 1,300 of the emails from...
  • 3 Stunning Indictments of Obama and Hillary in Benghazi Movie

    01/16/2016 4:14:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | 1-14-16 | Tyler O'Neil
    Michael Bay's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a fantastic film, no less excellent for its surprisingly subtle political commentary. Far better than any direct attack ad, this film blasts President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while telling a compelling story of terror and heroism. Cinekatz reviewer Vivek Subramanyam declared that "Michael Bay was born to make this movie." Despite its hyperbole, this statement captures the combination of the action director behind "Transformers" and the tragic but thrilling tale of the September 11, 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The film, based on the Mitchell...
  • State Department Suddenly Discovers Thousands More Clinton Documents

    01/15/2016 2:08:24 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-15-16 | John Hayward
    Watchdog group Judicial Watch has been trying to squeeze Hillary Clinton’s documents out of the State Department with Freedom of Information Act requests for years. FOIA requests have a way of turning into FOIA lawsuits before any wing of the Obama Administration responds to them. Last Friday, three years after one such suit was filed, the State Department suddenly discovered thousands of previously undisclosed Clinton documents. "This latest find of Clinton records, at this late date, is astonishing," Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton declared. "The State Department waited to last possible moment, as it did with the Clinton emails, to...
  • How the State Department Caved to Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer on Classified Emails

    01/15/2016 1:33:13 PM PST · by detective · 1 replies
    The daily Beast ^ | 01.15.16 | Shane Harris
    Clinton's private lawyer got his way when he pushed back after being asked to delete all copies of a classified email-a level of deference an expert calls 'far from the norm.' The State Department put up virtually no resistance when Hillary Clinton's private lawyer requested to keep copies of her emails-even though those emails contained classified information, and even though it was unclear whether the attorney was cleared to see such secrets.
  • How the State Department Caved to Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer on Classified Emails

    01/15/2016 10:00:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1-15-16 | Carolyn Kaster
    Clinton's private lawyer got his way when he pushed back after being asked to delete all copies of a classified email-a level of deference an expert calls 'far from the norm.' The State Department put up virtually no resistance when Hillary Clinton's private lawyer requested to keep copies of her emails-even though those emails contained classified information, and even though it was unclear whether the attorney was cleared to see such secrets. Experts on the handling of classified information tell The Daily Beast that the seemingly chummy arrangement between Clinton's lawyer and her former State Department aides was "quite unusual."...
  • Hillary's Problems Grow

    01/13/2016 2:58:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 14, 2016 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- This week, three weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton spent valuable time during an appearance on "Face the Nation" swatting down stories that surfaced Friday. Early on Friday morning when most Americans are asleep, save second-story men, the State Department released thousands of Clinton's emails. In one she seemed to be asking her aide, Jake Sullivan, to send her classified information across a "nonsecure" line. That is to say, across her personal server. She was impatient to read the email's contents and could not wait for it to be sent on a secure line. That strikes a...
  • FBI Investigating Clinton Foundation Pay to Play? (realistic on Hillary indictment)

    01/13/2016 11:19:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 13, 2016 | Peter Flaherty
    According to unconfirmed reports, the FBI is now investigating the possibility that donors were directed to the Clinton Foundation in return for favors from the State Department when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. This would be in addition to the ongoing investigation into Hillary's use of a private email account for official business. We hope the FBI is reviewing the circumstances described below that we uncovered and have already made public: New York University (NYU) and the United Arab Emirates UAE)- We documented that Cheryl Mills, Hillary's longtime aide and confidant, worked as State Department chief of staff...
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers 2004 State Department Records Confirming Arab Smuggling “Cells,” Al...

    01/13/2016 10:36:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 13, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch Uncovers 2004 State Department Records Confirming Arab Smuggling "Cells," Al Qaeda Leader in Mexico. For more than a decade the U.S. government has known that "Arab extremists" are entering the country through Mexico with the assistance of smuggling network "cells," according to State Department documents obtained by Judicial Watch that reveal among them was a top Al Qaeda operative wanted by the FBI. Some Mexican smuggling networks actually specialize in providing logistical support for Arab individuals attempting to enter the United States, the government documents say. The top Al Qaeda leader in Mexico was identified in...
  • 'My Role': Emails Raise New Questions About Sid Blumenthal's 'Projects'

    01/12/2016 5:37:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-12-16 | Chuck Ross
    The latest release of Hillary Clinton’s emails raises new questions about her friend Sidney Blumenthal's "role" in the Clinton orbit, including whether he planned to work simultaneously at the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. The latest release of Clinton's State Department emails includes a June 28, 2009 memo from Blumenthal to Clinton entitled "My role, Germany, Iran, etc." In it, Blumenthal revealed to Clinton that he had talked to Doug Band, a top aide to former President Bill Clinton and, at the time, an adviser at the Clinton Foundation. "I spoke with Doug Band yesterday, discussed things with him,...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Finds New Records in Clinton FOIA Litigation

    01/11/2016 2:27:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 11, 2016
    (Washington, DC ) - Judicial Watch announced today that the Obama State Department recently found "thousands" of new records from Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State. According to information provided to Judicial Watch by various Justice Department attorneys, the new documents appear be "working" records in electronic format located on both "shared" and "individual" drives accessible to or used by persons identified as being relevant to Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits on the Benghazi scandal and controversies from Clinton's term at State. The State Department confirmed the new find in a court filing late this past...
  • Clinton Email Scandal Worsens (JW Weekly Update)

    01/09/2016 10:20:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    State Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Retrieved Emails Show Top Clinton Aide Prioritized Advertising Design over the Deaths of U.S. Personnel in Benghazi Obama Power Grab Racially Divisive and DangerousState Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Inspectors general offices (OIG) are established under federal law at federal agencies as "independent and objective units within most agencies. Their duties are to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in the programs and operations of their respective agencies." Under the Obama administration, OIG independence has been attacked, and many IG...
  • State dumps thousands of Clinton emails at 1 a.m.

    01/08/2016 10:04:48 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-8-16 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials released roughly 2,900 pages of Hillary Clinton's private emails early Friday morning, several hours past their target of late Thursday evening. State first set a broad target of somewhere between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday. But as the night wore on, that shifted to a 2 a.m. estimate. They were finally released right around 1 a.m. The late release was on top of State's failure to release all the emails by New Year's Eve. Instead of releasing everything on Dec. 31, State said it needed another few days to finish the group of Clinton messages. The...
  • State Department gave ‘inaccurate’ answer on Clinton email use, review says

    01/07/2016 9:45:24 AM PST · by Lake Living · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 6, 2016, at 10:17 PM | Carol D. Leonnig and Rosalind S. Helderman
    Two years before the public learned of Hillary Clinton’s private server, the State Department gave an “inaccurate and incomplete” response about her email use when it told an outside group that it had no documents about Clinton’s email accounts beyond her government address, according to a report from the State Department’s inspector general to be released Thursday. The State Department made its statement in response to a 2012 records request from the independent watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The response came even though Clinton’s chief of staff, who knew about the secretary’s private account, was...
  • Earnest: White House Delaying Iran Missile Sanctions Until They'd Have 'Maximum Impact'

    01/05/2016 8:15:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 5, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    The White House said it pulled back on levying sanctions against Iran for ballistic missile violations because they're just trying to determine when they'd have "maximum impact."A couple dozen Senate Democrats have been heaping pressure on the Obama administration to do something in response to the October and November launches, which run afoul of UN Security Council Resolution 1929.Last week, Iran President Hassan Rouhani ordered his defense department to step up the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program in response to a report that the Treasury Department was preparing sanctions in response to two illegal missile tests.The Wall Street Journal reported...
  • State Dept. breaks judge’s deadline on Clinton emails

    01/01/2016 2:42:33 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 31, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department broke a judge’s order on the number of former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails it was supposed to release Thursday, blaming the holiday season for throwing it off track. The department promised another release of emails next week to make up for its breach, and said even the emails it was releasing Thursday will not be fully processed and won’t be able to be sorted by senders or recipients in the department’s computer system.
  • The State Department Follies

    12/29/2015 9:58:58 PM PST · by pboyington
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 29, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Yesterday, the State Department unveiled its greatest successes of 2015. The list of so-called “pivotal foreign policy moments” is so ludicrous, so incredibly delusional, that one has a hard time taking them seriously. The whole presser spectacle on Monday was almost laughable, if not tragic. The State Department believes they’re making history. What they are making is one hideous blunder after another under the Obama administration. Foggy Bottom has hit rock bottom. Listening to a State Department briefing is like watching a Looney Tunes cartoon as the Foggy Bottom fools parade across the stage: Toner, Kirby, Kerry, and of course,...
  • Cuban Activist Freed in Obama Deal, Then Arrested Again, Now in Grave Condition

    12/29/2015 5:13:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 29, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The Obama administration is calling on the Cuban government to free a political prisoner -- one of the dozens released from prison a year ago as a rapprochement gesture, only to be re-arrested a few months later. Vladimir Morera Bacallao, 53, is reportedly near death due to the hunger strike he started behind bars in October. Morera Bacallao, a labor activist, was arrested in April in the run-up to the regime's sham municipal elections for posting a sign outside his home stating: "I vote for my freedom and not in an election where I cannot choose my president." A month...
  • The Obama administration's curiously meh Christmas Eve data dump on Benghazi

    12/26/2015 10:35:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    What’s better than a Friday afternoon document dump? The Holiday Eve Document Dump. It’s the Christmas gift that keeps on giving … to government officials that want a pretense at transparency while keeping too much notice falling on embarrassing revelations. The Obama administration used that option on Christmas Eve, but as reported by Politico’s Hanna Trudo, so much is redacted that it may not have made much difference anyway: Thursday’s document dump, put out by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in compliance with a Freedom of Information request, includes correspondence sent from American intelligence officials in 2011...
  • New Documents: Hillary Clinton Signed Off on Employment Status for Huma Abedin

    12/25/2015 3:02:42 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 49 replies
    Judicial Watch Press Room ^ | September 24, 2015 (updated Nov. 12, 2015) | Anonymous
    Hillary Clinton or her aide Cheryl Mills signed off on the authorization for Huma Abedin to become a "special government employee," an authorization that allowed her to work in the private sector while she remained a government employee. . . .The records were uncovered as a result of a court order in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Abedin (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363). . . . . "These documents show that Huma Abedin received special treatment contrary to law and that Hillary Clinton personally...
  • Clinton aide key focus in FBI server investgation

    12/23/2015 6:57:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    fox ^ | 12-13-15 | Pamela Browne/Katheine Herridge
    <p>More than 100 days after he invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid testifying before the House committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attack, a key Hillary Clinton aide is at the center of the separate and ongoing investigation by the FBI into Clinton's use of a private unsecured server while she was secretary of state.</p>
  • Congressional Republicans Just Rebuked the State Department’s Fight Against 3D Printed Guns

    12/21/2015 1:35:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ljreview.com ^ | 18 December, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Republican members of Congress have taken aim at the Obama administration with their latest move involving a highly-contentious fight between gun rights advocates and the State Department. Filing an amicus brief on behalf of Defense Distributed Thursday, congressional Republicans came to the defense of a non-profit firearms manufacturing company currently entangled in a legal battle with the State Department. In Defense Distributed v. U.S. Department of State, the Obama administration is citing the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) in an effort to curb Defense Distributed’s effort to publicly post online blueprints of 3D printable firearms. Noting that "it could...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Documents Reveal Intense Debate over Security Risk Poised by...

    12/18/2015 11:41:48 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 18, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Documents Reveal Intense Debate over Security Risk Poised by Clinton Blackberry Use in Foggy Bottom Executive Offices More than 50 emails, many marked "Sensitive," focused on security problems surrounding "Use of Blackberries in Mahogany Row" March 2009 internal memo from Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security warned of "vulnerabilities and risks" by Clinton and staff's use of Blackberries in executive suites (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced today that it hasobtained documents as result of a federal court order containing more than 50 State Department internal emails from February through March 2009 warning of serious...
  • Obama Admin Loses Potential Terrorists-

    12/18/2015 4:33:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12.17.2015 | Brian Lilley
    Don't know the whereabouts of those kicked out over security. Thousands of people - more than 100,000 in fact - have had their visas revoked since 2001, but that doesn't mean the Obama administration knows where those people are, reports Fox News: The Obama administration cannot be sure of the whereabouts of thousands of foreigners in the U.S. who had their visas revoked over terror concerns and other reasons, a State Department official acknowledged Thursday. The shocking revelation came during a Congressional hearing into the vetting process for immigrants and those seeking visas to enter the United States. "You don't...
  • State Department can't find emails of top Clinton IT staffer

    12/11/2015 2:13:19 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/15 | Rachael Bade
    The State Department has told Senate investigators it cannot find backup copies of emails sent by Bryan Pagliano, the top Hillary Clinton IT staffer who maintained her email server but has asserted his Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions on the matter. State officials told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a recent closed-door meeting that they could not locate what’s known as a “.pst file” for Pagliano's work during Clinton's tenure, which would have included copies of the tech expert's emails, according to a letter Chairman Chuck Grassley sent to Secretary of State John Kerry that was obtained...
  • Hillary Clinton intervened to benefit son-in-law while at State

    12/09/2015 7:51:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Another e-mail from the Hillary Clinton secret server may have the Democratic front-runner in hot water -- and this one's not even classified. The Associated Press reported last night that then-Secretary of State Clinton intervened to benefit her son-in-law’s business prospects. Marc Mezvinsky was asked by an investor to get help setting up contacts at the State Department, and Hillary ordered her deputy to work on it: As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton intervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm to meet with Another e-mail from the Hillary Clinton secret server may...
  • Texas suing over Syrian refugee placement

    12/03/2015 11:56:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Texas is taking the gloves off when it comes to the fight over Syrian refugees by suing the federal government. Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office announced the lawsuit yesterday, saying the Obama Administration’s plans go against federal law. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that he has filed suit on behalf of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) against the federal government to halt the relocation of refugees from Syria in the state, citing the Refugee Act of 1980, which requires that the federal government consult with state authorities in advance of such relocations. The federal government...
  • AP: Hillary Clinton made State Department awfully cozy for Foundation - and political - donors

    11/30/2015 9:37:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Cozy, yes … but illegally so? Not exactly, says the Associated Press, but the confluence of Hillary Clinton’s power and a number of donors to her family foundation and political campaigns, as well as potential conflicts of interest over business opportunities, gives the impression of corruption. And it might be just that no one has yet uncovered a quid pro quo yet … or more than one: The woman who would become a 2016 presidential candidate met or spoke by phone with nearly 100 corporate executives and long-time Clinton political and charity donors during her four years at the...
  • Counter Attack - Facts to Combat Communism

    11/29/2015 12:28:37 PM PST · by wizkid · 2 replies
    Bloomsburg University, Harvey Andruss Library ^ | January 14, 1949 | American Business Consultants Inc.
    This article is explicitly copyright protected in whole or in part so let me provide a brief overview: The fundamental transformation of the world and our country has been going on for over a century now. The enemies of liberty are relentless in their pursuits. The linked pamphlet accurately predicts the post WWII undermining of our State Department by Dean Acheson and his underling Alger Hiss despite the fact that Truman and before him FDR were well aware of the risks.
  • The Latest on Obama/Clinton Scandals (Weekly Update)

    11/28/2015 10:47:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 27, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Secret Service in Cover-Up Mode on Obama Travel Costs State Department Rushed Approval for Hillary Clinton's Memoirs Happy ThanksgivingSecret Service in Cover-Up Mode on Obama Travel Costs There may be legitimate reasons for the Secret Service to keep some documents from the public. But concealing taxpayer-funded security expenses for Barack Obama's luxury vacations sure isn't one of them. That's why your JW has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Secret Service for failing to respond to 19 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for security-related expenses related...
  • Hillary and the mystery of the vanishing woman who decided which of her emails...

    11/24/2015 8:48:37 AM PST · by Twotone · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Heather Samuelson was the Clinton aide who was tasked to go through the former secretary of state's emails and then, later on, was to take a job with the 2016 campaign.
  • Refugee Screening Process, Special Briefing, November 19, 2015

    11/22/2015 4:16:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    U.S. State Department ^ | November 19, 2015 | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
    MR KIRBY: Good afternoon, everybody. Got a special guest with me here today to kick off the briefing – Mr. Simon Henshaw, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, is going to walk you through for a few minutes some more details about the screening process for refugees. We’ve talked about this over the last few days, about how extensive and thorough it is, and I asked Mr. Henshaw to come give you a little primer on that. He’ll also be able to stick around for a couple of questions and then we’ll get on...
  • ISIS Genocide Victims Do Not Include Christians, the State Department Is Poised to Rule

    11/16/2015 7:22:32 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2015 | Nina Shea
    A report by a renowned journalist states that Christians are to be excluded from an impending official United States government declaration of ISIS genocide. If true, it would reflect a familiar pattern within the administration of a politically correct bias that views Christians - even non-Western congregations such as those in Iraq and Syria - never as victims but always as Inquisition-style oppressors. (That a State Department genocide designation for ISIS may be imminent was acknowledged last week in congressional testimony, by Ambassador Anne Patterson, the assistant secretary of the State Department’s Near East Bureau.)
  • Huma: Hillary Is Often Confused

    11/16/2015 12:21:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Judicial Watch has just today released 35 pages of e-mails from Huma, from Huma Weiner, Huma Abedin. What they reveal is that Huma advised Hillary aide and frequent companion Monica Hanley that it was very important to go over phone calls with Clinton because the former secretary of state was often confused. This is an e-mail, a series of e-mails in a document dump that Judicial Watch got, 35 pages, e-mails from Huma warning State Department staffer that Hillary is often confused, so make sure you go over with her on the phone whatever it is you...
  • FBI Probe of Hillary Clinton Expands Again: New Potential Felonies Over False Statements

    11/12/2015 12:52:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier this week, the FBI probe of Democrat presidential frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server has expanded. Today, the FBI is further expanding its investigation by putting Clinton under the microscope for potentially violating a federal false statements statute, a felony offense. More from Fox News:The FBI has expanded its probe of Hillary Clinton's emails, with agents exploring whether multiple statements violate a federal false statements statute, according to intelligence sources familiar with the ongoing case. Fox News is told agents are looking at U.S. Code 18, Section...
  • Confirmed: Hillary signed NDA warning of “negligent handling” of classified info

    11/06/2015 12:42:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/06/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    No one doubted that an incoming Secretary of State would have had to sign the typical non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that also inform high-ranking officials of the criminal consequences of failing to adhere to the rules and regulations governing the handling of classified material. However, no one could actually verify that Hillary Clinton signed off on those warnings, which would make her “I didn’t know any better” defense even more threadbare than ever. Now the signed NDA has been located, thanks to a FOIA request from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, as Lachlan Markey reports for the Free Beacon: As the...