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  • Victor Davis Hanson: Regime Change by Any Other Name?

    05/24/2017 3:29:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Election machines in three states were not hacked to give Donald Trump the election. There was never a serious post-election movement of electors to defy their constitutional duties and vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor, once Trump was elected, did transgendered people begin killing themselves in alarming numbers. Nor were there mass resignations at the State Department upon his inauguration. Nor did Donald Trump seek an order to “ban all Muslims” from entering the U.S. Instead, he temporarily sought a suspension in visas for everyone, regardless of religion, from seven Middle Eastern states that the Obama administration had earlier identified as...
  • State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugees

    05/23/2017 11:00:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 23, 2017
    The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to “resettle” foreign nationals and transparency on how the money is spent depends on the agency involved. Judicial Watch has been investigating it for years, specifically the huge amount of taxpayer dollars that go to “voluntary agencies”, known as VOLAGs, to provide a wide range of services for the new arrivals. Throughout the ongoing probe Judicial Watch has found a striking difference on how government lawyers use an exemption, officially known as (b)(4), to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to withhold records. All the cases involve public funds being used to resettle...
  • Cairo Embassy Statement in Tune with Obama U.N. Resolution

    09/18/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 9/13/12 | Helle Dale
    The statement Tuesday from the U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizing to Muslims and condemning “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims”—even as an angry, threatening mob was gathering outside the embassy compound—was no aberration. Though subsequently denounced by both the White House and the State Department, it has to be seen as part and parcel of Obama Administration policy, and it is not surprising at all that it would be the first reaction of the embassy’s communication staff. As recently as December 19, 2011, the U.S. voted for and was instrumental in passing “U.N....
  • Weekly Update: Big Benghazi Scandal News

    05/06/2017 11:07:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 5, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Emails Reveal More Instances of Clinton Using Unsecure Email Server for Classified Info JW Releases First Set of Numbers on President Trump Travel: Air Force One Costs for Two Trips: $1,281,420 Court Rules State Department Must Release Clinton Emails Detailing Obama Response to Benghazi Emails Reveal More Instances of Clinton Using Unsecure Email Server for Classified Info This week, federal prosecutors were given more reasons to prosecute Hillary Clinton. We have released 894 pages of State Department documents that include previously unreleased email exchanges in which Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin sent Clinton classified information through her unsecure clintonmail.com...
  • Weekly Update: Victory for a veteran – and our flag

    04/22/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence Judicial Watch Sues the IRS to Preserve Its Emails Documents Reveal Early Security Concerns about Healthcare.gov Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Government Funding of George Soros’ Political Foundation Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence In a tremendous victory for Judicial Watch and our supporters, a U.S. District Court in California has declared 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock not guilty of violating federal law for allegedly displaying two four-by-six inch...
  • The Tragic Fate of Otto Warmbier

    04/20/2017 9:11:31 PM PDT · by pboyington · 92 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 20, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    University of Virginia student, Otto Warmbier, is a prisoner somewhere in the Orwellian hell hole known as North Korea. Otto Warmbier may be suffering a fate tantamount to an inmate of Dachau. At this very moment, Otto Warmbier may be starving, performing slave labor, being beaten or in fact, he may very well be dead. The tragic fate of Otto Warmbier, is the tragic fate of the millions of North Koreans living in the Gulag Archipelago of Kim Jong-un’s totalitarian nightmare world. Warmbier, 23, was convicted of conducting “hostile acts against the DPRK”. Mr. Warmbier was not an intelligence officer...
  • Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Records about Funding of George Soros’ Open Society [trunc]

    04/20/2017 8:51:03 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 19, 2017
    USAID website reports it gave $4,819,125 in taxpayer money to Soros’s Open Society Foundation – Macedonia between from 2012 to 2016 --- (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for records and communications relating to the funding and political activities of the Open Society Foundation – Macedonia. The Macedonia organization, part of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, received nearly $5 million from USAID from 2012 to 2016. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for...
  • Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Goes to Congress and the White House

    04/01/2017 12:02:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 31, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    JW Testifies to House Oversight Committee, Visits WH New Clinton Emails Reveal More Mishandling of Classified Information, Favors for Donors Protecting Election Integrity in North Carolina Supreme Court Battle JW Testifies to House Oversight Committee, Visits WH It was my privilege to testify last week on behalf of Judicial Watch before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which was meeting to hear testimony on several bills that would improve government transparency. The complete hearing is available here . You can read all of my prepared remarks here . But let me share with you a few key...
  • Washington Post Undermines Their Own Rex Tillerson 'No Eye Contact' Story

    04/01/2017 7:14:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 1, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Warning! Do not look directly into the eyes of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson or you will not only turn to stone but place a curse upon your descendants for the next forty generations. The Washington Post not only undermined its own story about diplomats being instructed to not look directly into the eyes of Secretary Rex Tillerson but had that report declared to be fake news by an Associated Press diplomatic writer. First let us look at the original March 30 fake news report by Anne Gearan and Carol Morello:
  • State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With

    03/31/2017 8:51:38 PM PDT · by PA Engineer · 100 replies
    Department of Justice (DOJ) ^ | March 29, 2017 | Office of Public Affairs
    State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With Foreign Agents A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents. The charges were announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary B. McCord for National Security, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips of the District of Columbia and Assistant Director in Charge Andrew W....
  • AP reporter disputes Washington Post’s Rex Tillerson refuses to make eye-contact report

    03/31/2017 1:02:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/31/2017 | BY JOE CONCHA
    A veteran State Department reporter is throwing cold water on a bombshell report that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson instructed some staff members “not to speak to him directly — or even make eye contact.” The Washington Post’s Thursday story portrays Tillerson as a reclusive figure who is "isolated, walled off from the State Department’s corps of bureaucrats in Washington and around the world." The piece says Tillerson has instructed his staff to warn "career diplomats" not to speak or make eye contact with him. "Most of Tillerson's interactions are with an insular circle of political aides who are new...
  • Report: Hillary, 6 Aides Had Access to Classified State Dept Info After Leaving Office

    03/31/2017 12:53:28 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Mar 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” network correspondent Ed Henry reported Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) had revealed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the 2016 presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, and six of her aides retained their access to top secret and classified information after leaving the State Department in 2013. “We’re learning from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley that she and six staffers in 2013 retained clearances where they still had access to top secret and classified information,” Henry said. “Why? They were titled ‘research assistants.’ So the assumption on Capitol Hill is it was because she...
  • Documents: Hillary Clinton May Have Killed Investigations into Pedophile Ring at State Dept.

    03/30/2017 4:29:54 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 66 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-30-2017 | Tim Brown
    While I am skeptical of where this will lead, it is noteworthy to see that this report comes from NBC and more specifically Chuck Todd.  In a report earlier this week, NBC reported that there were allegations that while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, the quashed investigations into a prostitution and pedophile ring that was operating inside the department in order to avoid scandal and protect high-ranking employees and an ambassador. “Serious allegations concerning the State Department,” the NBC anchor said.  “According to internal State Department memos the agency might have called off or intervened into investigations into possibly...
  • Hillary Clinton aides had access to State Dept. after she left, says key lawmaker

    03/30/2017 3:51:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    When Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State in 2013, she negotiated continuing access to classified and top-secret documents for herself and six staffers under the designation "research assistants," according to a powerful senator who notes that Clinton was later deemed "extremely careless" with such information. The staff apparently retained access even after Clinton announced her run for president in April 2015, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. The access was ostensibly granted to facilitate work on Clinton's memoir, but Grassley said he was only able to verify it after the Obama administration left the White House. “I have repeatedly...
  • New Huma Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Sending Classified Information...

    03/29/2017 1:02:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 29, 2017
    Full title: New Huma Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Sending Classified Information through Unsecured Emails, Special Favors for Clinton Donors Classified Document on Unsecured Email Included Discussion of Request for ‘Various Classified Intelligence Documents’ Concerning Guantanamo Terrorist Detainee Binyam Mohamed (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today released 1,184 pages of State Department records, including previously unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges, revealing additional instances of Abedin and Hillary Clinton sending classified information through unsecured email accounts and contributors being given special access to the former secretary of state. The emails, were obtained in response to a court order from...
  • NBC News: Hillary Clinton ‘Covered Up’ Pedophile Ring At State Department

    03/29/2017 10:50:21 AM PDT · by Weeble · 83 replies
    An NBC news report claims that Hillary Clinton, while secretary of state, shut down an investigation into an elite pedophile ring in State Department ranks in order to avoid scandal and protect the careers of high ranking officials and an ambassador.
  • Trump to meet China’s Xi first week in April, senior State Department official says

    03/28/2017 10:57:16 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 15 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 3/29/17 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. The first in-person encounter between the leaders comes after Trump sharply criticized China during the presidential campaign. But he is now seeking Beijing’s help in pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Trump and Xi also are likely to discuss the U.S. president’s threats to counter what he claims are unfair Chinese trade practices. Trump has promised to raise import taxes on Chinese goods and declare Beijing a currency manipulator. It’s unclear...
  • Trumping the State Department

    03/27/2017 6:12:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/27/17 | Scot Faulkner
    Reining in the budget and activities of this bloated bureaucracy is essential President Trump’s budgetary assault on the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is long overdue. He is forcing a rethinking that will benefit America and the world. The State Department is one of the most bloated of federal bureaucracies. Front line consular officers, many just starting their careers at State, actually help Americans abroad. However, there are also countless “Hallway Ambassadors” who aimlessly roam from irrelevant meeting to obscure policy forum, killing time and our tax dollars.
  • Weekly Update: New Clinton Email Lawsuit

    03/25/2017 11:11:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    JW Goes to Court for Accountability over Hillary Clinton’s Mishandling of Classified Emails JW Sues Over Obama Student Loan Scandal Special Presentation: Government Oversight Challenges’ JW Goes to Court for Accountability over Hillary Clinton’s Mishandling of Classified Emails Lawlessness was the modus operandi of the Obama administration. If it felt a law stood in the way of its intentions, it ignored the law. Seems the Obama intelligence agencies learned this lesson well. In the critical matter of Hillary Clinton’s illegal email practices, the Director of National Intelligence simply ignored a directive requiring a damage assessment and a report. So...
  • Staffer Who Helped Broker Iran Nuclear Deal Still Working at Trump State Department

    03/23/2017 3:08:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Mar 2017 | Penny Starr
    A holdover from the Obama administration who helped broker the Iran nuclear deal continues to work in the Trump State Department as a member of the “policy planning staff,” according to her biography on the agency website. “Prior to joining the Policy Planning Staff, she served as a Director for Iran and Iran Nuclear Implementation on the National Security Council Staff from 2014-2016,” Sahar Nowrouzzadeh’s bio states. “Sahar also previously served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State and a Team Chief and Senior Analyst at the Department of Defense.” In an October 2016, Nowrouzzadeh was...