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  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 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 · 48 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 · 58 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...
  • Judge orders video of Hillary Clinton aide’s email testimony sealed (Transcripts released)

    05/26/2016 4:53:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered that the videotape of Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff giving a deposition later this week be sealed so it can’t be used in political attacks against the former secretary of state and likely Democratic presidential nominee. Judge Emmett G. Sullivan said the transcript will be made public, so the public will know what Cheryl Mills says. He said it was “unnecessary” to have the video released. He extended that order to all of the depositions being taken in the open-records case, which also applies to Mrs. Clinton’s closest personal aide, Huma Abedin. Neither...
  • GOP leader pushes for special counsel to investigate Clinton emails

    05/26/2016 11:03:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is doubling down on his push for a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton's email practices while secretary of State in the wake of a top watchdog report. "I just have to say the conduct of the former secretary demonstrates why people just don't trust her," the Senate's No. 2 Republican said Thursday. "Her intention has been to obstruct the public's right to know." Cornyn's comments come after the State Department inspector general said that Clinton took steps to make sure her personal email account wasn't "accessible" while she was secretary of State. Cornyn said the...
  • State Department audit faults Clinton on emails, says she broke records rules

    05/25/2016 11:46:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2016 | (Chad Pergram, AP)
    The State Department watchdog, in an extensive and detailed report, accused Hillary Clinton of flouting federal records rules and cybersecurity guidelines with her exclusive use of personal email for government business while secretary of state. The forthcoming inspector general audit, a copy of which was obtained Wednesday by FoxNews.com, faults Clinton and her predecessors for poorly managing email and other computer information. The report says the department was “slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks associated with electronic data communications.” It cites “longstanding, systemic weaknesses” related to communications that started before Clinton's tenure. But...
  • Damning State Dept report: Yep, Hillary basically ignored all of our security directives

    05/25/2016 9:33:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/16 | Robert Laurie
    Busted. At this point, the Hillary Clinton email scandal is so bad that it’s getting difficult to find new ways for it to get any worse. However, the State Department has managed to do so. According to the results of a newly released internal audit, Hillary basically ignored the agency’s well-codified security regulations. ...And thanks to “comprehensive directives” it’s clear she knew exactly what she was doing..
  • Hillary Clinton Should Testify Under Oath (Weekly Update)

    05/21/2016 11:22:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 20, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Begins Discovery in Clinton Email Matter Judicial Watch Seeks Hillary Clinton Testimony Pakistani with Fake Ecuadorean Passport Enters U.S. via Mexico Multiple Times Judicial Watch Begins Discovery in Clinton Email Matter Our investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system entered a significant new phase this week. We announced a schedule of depositions of her top aides, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, as well as top State Department official Patrick Kennedy, and former State IT employee Bryan Pagliano. Their testimony is about the creation and operation of Clinton’s non-government email system. The first witness, Lewis...
  • First of Clinton aides testifies in watchdog case

    05/18/2016 7:41:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    A former aide to Hillary Clinton testified on Wednesday about the Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of State, The New York Times reported. Lewis Lukens testified under oath on Wednesday for two hours behind closed doors. Lukens, a former executive director of the State Department's executive secretariat, was the first person to be deposed as part of a court case concerning Clinton's bespoke email setup. He testified as part of a lawsuit by conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch. Other officials that will testify in the lawsuit include Cheryl Mills and Huma...
  • Judicial Watch Seeks Hillary Clinton Testimony

    05/16/2016 3:47:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 16, 2016
    Submits Proposed Witness List, Discovery Plan to Federal Court (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a proposed order for discovery with a federal court that seeks the testimony of Hillary Clinton about her use of non-state.gov email account(s) for official State Department business. Judicial Watch’s discovery plan also seeks the testimony of Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff; and Jacob “Jake” Sullivan, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff, as well as other current and former State Department officials. Judicial Watch proposes the testimony take place over 12 weeks. Today’s filing comes in...
  • More Clinton Emails! (Weekly Update)

    05/14/2016 10:04:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 13, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    State Department Documents Reveal Clinton Political Operative Pushed the Hiring of Bryan Pagliano Whitewater: Twelve Versions of Hillary Clinton Draft Indictment, 451 Pages, Withheld By National Archives Hillary Clinton Knew Almost Immediately About Security Risk of Using Private Blackberry State Department Documents Reveal Clinton Political Operative Pushed the Hiring of Bryan Pagliano This week we received Department of State emails showing that, during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, Laura Pena, a top aide to Clinton, helped push through the political appointment of Bryan Pagliano, a former Hillary for President IT director, to a political position in the...
  • State Dept. edited video to remove admission about Iran negotiations

    05/10/2016 10:45:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    The State Department cut a section of a daily briefing video from December 2013 in which Department spokesperson Jen Psaki admitted her predecessor had misled a reporter about the administration having direct negotiations with Iran. The missing minutes of video were removed from both the You Tube upload of the 2013 briefing and the version of the video which is kept on the State Department website, though the transcript of the briefing was not altered. When asked about the deletion the State Department could not explain it nor could they point to any other daily briefing which had been edited...
  • State Dept. Inspector General: U.S. Ambassador to Belgium 'Solicited Prostitutes, Including Minors'

    06/11/2013 6:58:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    Weekly standard ^ | 9:22 AM, Jun 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
    The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, is suspected of soliciting prostitutes and possibly minors, according to a State Department memo. The details are published in today's New York Post. "A [Diplomatic Security] agent was called off a case against US Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman over claims that he solicited prostitutes, including minors," reports the Post.
  • Revealed: The U.S. ambassador accused of 'soliciting prostitutes in public parks'

    06/11/2013 9:30:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6/11/13 | HAYLEY PETERSON
    A damning internal memo claims the State Department called off an investigation into allegations that U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman repeatedly trawled overseas public parks in search of prostitutes, including minors. Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy ordered the investigation closed shortly after it was opened, according to the memo obtained by MailOnline.
  • State Dept. says it has no emails from ex-Clinton staffer

    05/10/2016 3:28:45 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 10, 2016 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    The State Department can find no emails to or from a former Hillary Clinton aide who worked for the agency and also managed Clinton's private computer server while she served as secretary of state, the government told a Republican party group in a court filing made public Monday. The agency insisted later that some messages to and from the ex-aide were recovered and turned over in other inquiries. The government's revelation in U.S. District Court in Washington came in answer to a lawsuit by the Republican National Committee. The committee had sued over its public records request for all work-related...
  • Emails by Hillary Clinton ex-staffer are MIA, State Department says (Pagliano)

    05/09/2016 5:39:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    The State Department said Monday that it still cannot locate emails to or from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s senior information technology staffer. Bryan Pagliano set up Mrs. Clinton’s “home brew” email server in 2009, but a Freedom of Information Act request for documents linked to his tenure at the agency have turned up nothing since last year. “The Department has searched for Mr. Pagliano’s email PST file and has not located one that covers the time period of Secretary Clinton’s tenure,” State Department spokesman Elizabeth Trudeau said Monday, ABC News reported. FBI agents are expected to wrap up...
  • State Dept. says it can't find emails from Clinton's IT aide

    05/09/2016 12:18:30 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 6, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    The State Department has been unable to locate any emails that were sent to or from Hillary Clinton's former IT aide at the department, according a Monday court filing. The statement was made by lawyers responding to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee. The party sued for applicable records after the department failed to respond to a FOIA request. Former IT aide Bryan Pagliano served at the department for nearly the entirety of Clinton's tenure from 2009-13. He was responsible for establishing a private server in the basement of Clinton's home, which was allegedly...
  • Major Clinton Email Update (Weekly Update)

    05/07/2016 10:29:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 6, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Court Allows Discovery to Begin in Clinton Email Case U.S.-Funded Study: Mass Immigration from Mexico Ended, Border Enforcement Has Backfired Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Federal Court Allows Discovery to Begin in Clinton Email Case Our effort to uncover the secrets of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illicit email system took a major step forward this week. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted us “ discovery” into Clinton’s email system. The order allows us to take testimony from former top Clinton State Department aides Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Bryan Pagliano. The...
  • State Dept. to Withhold Docs Related to Clinton E-Mail Security Until After Election

    05/05/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 72 replies
    Law Newz ^ | May 5, 2016 | Chris White
    The State Department on Tuesday notified Vice News that it will not release documents responsive to the news outlet’s FOIA requests related to the security of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server until after the November election. According to Vice News reporter Jason Koebler, soon after news broke of Clinton’s use of a private e-mail for State Department business, he filed a FOIA request with the State Department seeking “communications, presentations, and procedures created by the State Department to secure Hillary Clinton’s email from electronic threats.” In his new report released on Thursday, Koebler describes how despite several promises from the State...
  • Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Withheld from State Department

    05/05/2016 2:22:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 5, 2016
    Clinton Aide Huma Displeased with Clinton’s ‘I’m Exhausted Thing’ Abedin using additional non-.gov email address for government business (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new State Department emails (one batch of103 pages, the second of 138 pages) that again appear to contradict statements by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department and that she did not use her clintonemail.com system until March 18, 2009. Judicial Watch recently released Clinton State Department emails dating from February 2009 that also call into question her...
  • Trump sure to exploit Clinton scandals that Sanders ignored

    05/01/2016 3:02:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Clinton so far has been able to skate through the Democratic presidential primary without having to truly confront what ultimately may be her biggest hurdles to the White House: numerous scandals and controversies that so far have taken a backseat in her tooth-and-nail fight with Sen. Bernard Sanders. Mr. Sanders decided early in the race to virtually ignore his opponent’s still-unfolding State Department email scandal, foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and other politically treacherous issues that could spell trouble for the former first lady as she heads toward a November showdown with her Republican opponent. What Mr. Sanders...
  • Another Clinton Email Coverup (Weekly Updtae)

    04/30/2016 9:49:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 29, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Obama State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch New Benghazi Documents Reveal September 11, 2012, Hillary Clinton ‘Call Sheet’ Describes Benghazi Assault as Attack by ‘Armed Extremists’ Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets; ISIS Militant Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir among Them Obama State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch It has taken several years of persistent legal pressure from Judicial Watch even to begin to expose Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. This week, for example, we reported that we could have known about her email games two years ago,...
  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 1:17:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 4/26/2016 | Judical Watch
    (Washington, DC) – The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of...
  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 5:57:02 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 26, 2016
    Email Info Could Have Exposed Clinton Server in 2014 The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial...
  • Benghazi: What Did Bill Clinton Know & When Did He Know It?

    04/22/2016 10:42:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2016
    New documents obtained by Judicial Watch raise questions about the role of Clinton Inc. in the Benghazi debacle, particularly the involvement of Bill Clinton and longtime Clinton hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal. Mrs. Clinton, seeking to ease concerns about her ties to the Clintons’ powerful political machine, famously pledged as secretary of state-designate not to “participate personally and substantially” in matters relating to the Clinton Foundation or the Clinton Global Initiative. We now know that promise was swiftly broken. Blumenthal—a man so hated by the Obama White House that it banned the State Department from hiring him—was secretly put on Mrs....
  • Clinton Foundation donor received $13 million from State Department

    04/20/2016 6:00:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    The State Department doled out $13 million in grants for longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, according to federal records. The grants were provided in 18 separate transactions from the U.S. Agency for International Development to the Bangladesh-based Grameen bank, according to a Sunday evening report from the Daily Caller News Foundation, for which Yunus served as a founding board member. Groups associated with Yunus through business relationships received an additional $11 million. Yunus oversaw the distribution of microcredit loans to impoverished borrowers for the bank for over 30 years....
  • State Dept. Gives Pakistan Pass on Religious Freedom Violations—for 14th Straight Year

    04/18/2016 8:09:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 18, 2016 | 4:17 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    For a record 14th year in a row, the State Department has overruled the advice of an independent statutory watchdog and decided not to blacklist Pakistan for religious freedom abuses. The decision not to designate Pakistan a “country of particular concern” under the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) comes despite its government’s continuing rejection of calls to amend or rescind the world’s most notorious blasphemy laws — which carry the death penalty and are frequently used to target Christians and other minorities. It also comes just days after a new U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report highlighted...
  • State Department Belatedly Releases New Clinton Benghazi Documents. Proves Hillary LIED to America.

    04/16/2016 6:11:25 AM PDT · by silentknight · 70 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4/15/2016
    Please get this to Drudge and everyone else. This is the biggest story of the month. This proves she lied. Beyond any shadow of a doubt. On September 15, in a telephone call with then-Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr, Clinton emphatically portrayed the “stupid, very offensive film” as the root cause of the Benghazi violence. Clinton told Amr, “I have repeatedly, as has the President and other officials in our government, deplored not only the content of this stupid, very offensive film… But we have to exercise more self-discipline… otherwise we’ll be in a vicious downward circle against everyone who...
  • RICO for Government Climate Deniers?

    04/16/2016 5:35:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ron Arnold.A self-appointed coalition of Democratic state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminal racketeering actions against ExxonMobil, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud by “denying” climate change. The charge is bogus.What we contest are false assertions that “humans are creating a dangerous climate change crisis.” We do not accept false claims that “the science is settled” and will not be limited to discussing only “what we must do now to avert looming climate catastrophes.”That’s not just constitutionally protected free speech. It is the foundation of...
  • State Department Belatedly Releases New Clinton Benghazi Documents

    04/15/2016 9:34:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 14, 2016
    Document Release Raises New Questions about State’s FOIA Responses, Court Statements(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained new documents from the Department of State containing the telephone transcripts from the evening of September 11, 2012, in which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informs then-Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil that the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi “had nothing to do with the film.” The documents include previously unreleased telephone transcripts with world leaders about the Benghazi attack. Clinton’s admission to Kandil was first produced to the Select Committee on Benghazi on October 13, 2015...
  • The Clinton Shell Game

    04/05/2016 2:06:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 5, 2016
    “For the duration of my appointment as Secretary if I am confirmed, I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving specific parties in which The William J. Clinton Foundation (or the Clinton Global Initiative) is a party or represents a party….” — Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton in a letter to State Department Designated Agency Ethics Official James H. Thessin, January 5, 2009. Here at Judicial Watch, we were reminded of this pledge last week when Mrs. Clinton melted down in an exchange with a Sanders supporter who confronted her about Big Oil donations to...
  • Major Court Ruling on Clinton Emails (Weekly Update)

    04/02/2016 11:33:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 1, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    A Second Federal Court Grants Discovery in Clinton Email Case Judicial Watch Finds Hillary Clinton Email Withheld from State Department The Obamas’ Honolulu Vacation Cost Taxpayers $3.6 million in Flight Expenses A Second Federal Court Grants Discovery in Clinton Email Case Last month we reported to you that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivangranted our motion for discovery into whether the State Department and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deliberately thwarted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for six years. This week we’re pleased to tell you about another blockbuster court ruling – a second federal judge...
  • US orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey

    03/29/2016 8:35:08 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 29, 11:23 AM EDT | By MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to security fears. The two agencies said dependents of American staffers at the U.S. consulate in Adana, the Incirlik air base and two other locations must leave. The so-called "ordered departure" notice means the relocation costs will be covered by the government. In a statement, the military's European Command said the step "allows for the deliberate, safe return of family members from these areas due to continued security concerns in the region."
  • Pentagon and State Department order families of U.S. troops and diplomats to leave Turkey

    03/29/2016 10:05:10 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | March 29 at 12:20 PM | Dan Lamothe
    Pentagon and State Department order families of U.S. troops and diplomats to leave Turkey By Dan Lamothe March 29 at 12:20 PM The United States will withdraw virtually all family members of U.S. troops and diplomats from its installations in Turkey, U.S. officials said Tuesday, citing security concerns as the campaign against the Islamic State continues. The military decision was announced on the blog for U.S. European Command, which also instituted travel restrictions in Brussels last week after a terrorist attack killed 38 people, including three suicide bombers. At least four Americans were killed and about a dozen more were...
  • Until Criticized, State Department Refused to Acknowledge

    03/29/2016 7:12:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    On Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, Christian women, children and their families went to a park to congregate and celebrate their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The day turned to horror when they were targeted for their faith by an Islamic suicide bomber, who detonated his vest and killed 72 people while injuring hundreds more. The Pakistani Taliban, which has pledged allegiance to ISIS, quickly took responsibility for the attack and specifically stated the crowd was targeted because it wasn't just any crowd, but a Christian crowd worshiping on one of their holiest, most joyous days.  "We claim responsibility for the...
  • Clinton Foundation Corruption News (Weekly Update)

    03/26/2016 11:51:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 25, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Reveals More Benghazi, Clinton Foundation Corruption Cover-up on American POWs in Cuba?Clinton Email Scandal PanelJudicial Watch Reveals More Benghazi, Clinton Foundation Corruption This has been an important week in our continuing investigation of Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state. We are uncovering critical links between her official duties and the private interests of her family’s foundation. The 276 pages of internal State Department documents we released this week reveal that within two days of the deadly terrorist attack on Benghazi, Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf, the president of Libya’s National Congress, asked to participate in a Clinton Global...
  • Documents reveal coordination between State, Clinton nonprofit

    03/26/2016 6:59:22 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2016 | By Rudy Takala
    Documents released on Tuesday reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff at the State Department coordinated with staff at the Clinton Global Initiative to help her thank the nonprofit's donors for their "commitments." The information, obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request, includes emails from 2009 that were exchanged between prominent staff members at both organizations. "We can arrange it however HRC [Hillary Rodham Clinton] prefers," says one Aug. 24 email from Amitabh Desai, CGI's director of policy planning, in reference to the agenda that would be in place for one of the organization's...
  • The perfect as the enemy of the good in the FBI’s investigation of Hillary

    03/21/2016 8:18:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Powerline ^ | 3-20-16 | Paul Mirengoff
    Here is my take on the state of play regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State and the FBI’s investigation of the matter: 1. There’s a good chance that Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party, has committed a felony. And not just any felony, but a violation of the Espionage Act. 2. Given the consequences associated with a felon being nominated, or worse yet elected president, there is a strong national interest in a prompt determination by the government as to whether Clinton committed one or more felonies. 3....
  • “Shut Up and Color” (Weekly Update)

    03/19/2016 1:53:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 18, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Submits Proposed Witness List, Discovery Plan to Federal Court in Clinton Email Matter National Security Agency Rebuffed Clinton Request for Blackberry Obama Plays Politics on Supreme Court Nomination National Security Agency Rebuffed Clinton Request for Blackberry Apparently, there is at least one government agency that understands Hillary Clinton is not above the law and must follow the rules like the rest of us. Your JW has just obtained State Department documents revealing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly sought to obtain “Blackberry-like communications,” but was rebuffed by the National Security Agency due to security and...
  • US State Department webpage erases Israel

    03/17/2016 5:20:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 3/16/2016, 10:54 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    While the US State Department’s refusal to recognize Jerusalem as being part of the State of Israel is well-known and was even the subject of a US Supreme Court case, it seems that the official US visa information and appointment services website has erased Israel completely. […] Curiously, while the website lists dozens of nations around the world, including rogue states like Iran, with their flags, there is no mention of Israel or the Israeli flag. Instead, two separate listings are made under the Middle East section: one for Jerusalem and one for Tel Aviv. Israel is, in fact, the...
  • US attacks Israel for 'land expropriation' (State Dept.)

    03/16/2016 10:23:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    INN ^ | 3/16/2016, 8:16 AM | Nitsan Keidar
    Following on the heels of condemnation by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon late Tuesday against Israel’s designation of territory in Judea and Samaria as state land, the US State Department lost no time in following suit and criticizing the Jewish state. It was reported by Army Radio on Tuesday that Israel declared 234 hectares of territory to be state land in an area near Jericho and the Dead Sea, in a process of declaring unclaimed land as property of the state. US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby slammed the designation by saying it has a negative impact on a two state...
  • Judicial Watch Submits Proposed Witness List, Discovery Plan to Federal Court in Clinton Email...

    03/15/2016 11:27:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 15, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Submits Proposed Witness List, Discovery Plan to Federal Court in Clinton Email Matter (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today filed a plan for “ narrowly tailored discovery” into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email matter with a federal court. Judicial Watch’s discovery plan seeks the testimony of eight current and former State Department officials, including top State Department official Patrick Kennedy, former State IT employee Bryan Pagliano, and Clinton’s two top aides at the State Department: Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin. Judicial Watch’s plan says that “based on information learned during discovery, the deposition of...
  • Senators accuse State Dept. of defying Congress with $500M UN climate payment

    03/14/2016 5:56:16 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 3/12/2016 | DCG
    In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. It's not like $500M is that big of a deal. Just tack it on to the $19,000,000,000,000+ national debt! Via Fox News: Two Republican senators are accusing the State Department of misusing taxpayer dollars by green-lighting $500 million for a United Nations climate change program without first obtaining congressional approval. The senators now are demanding the department justify the “cloak-and-dagger” contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) – even threatening legal action. Lawyers cannot replace the constitutional requirement that only Congress can appropriate money,” Sen. Cory Gardner,...
  • We Must Act: Time Is Running Out to Stop the Christian Genocide in Iraq and Syria

    03/11/2016 5:08:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    When I went to Israel for the first time in the summer of 2014, I visited the Museum of the Bible. Inside I found a Bible from 9th Century Mosul, Iraq, carefully protected behind glass walls. The wood bound Bible’s handwritten and delicate pages, with a Syriac translation of the Gospels, struck me more than the rest of all the history in the museum as the Islamic State continued its march across Iraq, destroying centuries-old Christian sites and executing an entire religious population along the way. According to a study released last year by the charity Aid to the Church...
  • Beinart Gushes over ‘Brilliant’ Hillary for Taking Secretary of State Post;

    03/08/2016 7:19:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 8, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    In the early moments of CNN’s Super Tuesday 2 coverage, Atlantic contributing editor and CNN political commentator Peter Beinart encouraged viewers to consider “how brilliant was Hillary Clinton” to accept President Obama’s offer to become his secretary of state and “politically de facto his vice president” even though “[a] lot of people at the time didn't see” this so-called “wisdom.” Not long before a commercial break, Beinart chimed in to exclaim: “If you think about it, how brilliant was Hillary Clinton. Let’s go back to becoming Obama's Secretary of State. Let’s think about it now. She is running as the...
  • State Dept. that’s giving Iran the bomb is worried about its employees’ ‘micro aggression'

    03/07/2016 9:39:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/07/16 | Robert Laurie
    Watch what you say when coddling fascists. As you’re probably aware, “microaggressions” are the newest weapon in the race-baiter’s arsenal. Since actual, overt, racism is rare in the United States, the left had to come up with a way to pretend it pervades each and every second of our everyday lives. So, they started nitpicking the smallest - and usually most harmless - bits of speech, desperately searching for something by which they can pretend to be offended. According to State Magazine (the official newsletter of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Human Resources) microaggressions are a very real...
  • Stonewall: State Dept may not finish review of Top Secret Clinton emails until after election

    03/02/2016 8:13:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Oh, come on. You didn’t think it was going to end any differently, did you?One of the last issues to be resolved after all of Hillary Clinton’s emails are released is what to do about the Top Secret ones which the public will never see. The obvious question for the FBI to deal with is if there was any wrongdoing which would further add to a potential criminal case. But nothing can happen until the State Department finishes evaluating the super secret material and determine if it was classified at birth and if it represented a threat to national...
  • Hillary Clinton ‘secret’ email count doubles as latest batch is released

    02/29/2016 3:25:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 29, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    DEVELOPING: The State Department on Monday deemed 23 more of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails “secret,” bringing to 45 the total number of messages given the second-highest level of classification the government can bestow. Another 235 messages released Monday are deemed to have “confidential”...
  • Hillary’s email account an open secret in Washington long before scandal broke

    02/28/2016 4:16:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Hundreds of people — from White House officials and titans of the mainstream media to senators, Supreme Court justices and many of her top colleagues at the State Department — could have known about Hillary Clinton’s secret email account, if only they’d cared to look closely enough. Listed on some of the more than 28,000 messages Mrs. Clinton released so far are several White House chiefs of staff and a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, much of the rest of official Washington, and a number of people who had oversight of the State Department’s key operations...