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  • Weekly Update: Obama FBI/DOJ Anti-Trump Abuses

    12/16/2017 10:00:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team Obama State Department Cut Deal with Hillary to Keep Call Log, Schedules Secret Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls Judicial Watch Asks Supreme Court to Restrain FCC Ability to Impose Government Control Over the Internet Through “Net Neutrality” Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team The FBI and Justice Department are engulfed in a rule of law crisis because of new revelations of evident bias among FBI officials...
  • Secretary Of State Tillerson Holds Town Hall At State Department

    12/14/2017 5:41:39 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    New Hampshire Public Radio ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Michele Kelemen
    ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is showing no signs that he's on the way out the door. He's planning some trips next year to Africa and Latin America. He's also pushing ahead with his plan to redesign the State Department, brushing off accusations that he's gutting it. Tillerson held a town hall with State Department employees today. NPR's Michele Kelemen has more. MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: For more than an hour the former Exxon Mobil CEO walked the stage, talking about foreign policy challenges. He says U.S. diplomats are trying to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, pushing back...
  • State Department Just Issued a Worldwide Warning for US Citizens

    12/07/2017 4:41:32 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    The State Department has issued a warning for U.S. citizens traveling anywhere in the world after the Trump administration announced its decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing it as the capital of Israel. The alert, posted on December 6, is a “worldwide caution” that asks U.S. citizens to be on high-alert when traveling. “As terrorist attacks, political upheaval, and violence often take place without any warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling,” it reads. “In addition to concerns...
  • Obama's State Department Officially Stated "No Problem" with Trump Transition Team Contacting Russia

    12/02/2017 2:14:24 PM PST · by smileyface · 22 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | January 13, 2017 | Daily Press Briefing
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  • Tillerson’s exit can only begin to fix US foreign policy

    11/30/2017 9:56:15 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 30, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    If the rumor proves true that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is about to lose his job, he’ll doubtless regret leaving far less than accepting the post in the first place. He tried, but he was the wrong man for the wrong job in the wrong administration. Despite the public embarrassment of his dismissal, Tillerson likely will be relieved to hand off his thankless Cabinet post to his bruited replacement, CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Tillerson’s former tenure atop Exxon did not prepare him for this role. Even a multinational’s CEO has only to deliver one bottom line. By contrast, an...
  • Tillerson condemns violence against LGBT people on Transgender Day of Remembrance

    11/21/2017 8:56:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/17 11:45 AM EST | Avery Anapol
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a statement marking Monday Transgender Day of Remembrance. Tillerson’s statement condemned the violence against transgender individuals, saying that they “should not be subjected to violence or discrimination.” “Transgender individuals and their advocates, along with lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex persons, are facing increasing physical attacks and arbitrary arrests in many parts of the world,” Tillerson wrote. “Often these attacks are perpetrated by government officials, undermining the rule of law.” Transgender Day of Remembrance has been commemorated on Nov. 20 for nearly 20 years, and the White House began participating in 2012, according to GLAAD....
  • Weekly Update: New Classified Clinton Emails

    11/18/2017 11:14:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 17, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play Judicial Watch Sues Kentucky Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls We Sue DOJ for Communications On “Russian Lawyer” – Was She Working With Clinton/Obama Operation? New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play While there are now belated rumbles in Washington about a Department of Justice investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices, we continue to steadily discover for you and the American people the nature of the corruption going on behind the scenes at her State Department. This week we released 109 pages of Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure...
  • 'Rapid loss' of US diplomats under Trump Administration prompts fears of weakened influence [barf]

    11/09/2017 8:19:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.09.2017 | Ajit Niranjan
    The ranks of top US diplomats are being depleted at a “dizzying” speed, the head of America’s diplomatic trade union has warned. Since January, the number of “two-star” minister counselors has dropped by 42% and “three-star” career ministers by 14%, according to Barbara Stephenson, president of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) and former ambassador to Panama. At the highest ranks of the State Department, the number of career ambassadors has dropped from five to two, after the retirement of three top diplomats. “These numbers are hard to square with the stated agenda of making State and the Foreign Service...
  • U.S. Embassies Around World Still Refuse to Hang Trump Portrait, Swamp Still in Control

    11/04/2017 1:28:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 4, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    In multiple embassies around the world, particularly those staffed entirely by career Foreign Service officers, no portrait of President Trump or Vice-President Pence has been hung. Up until last week, the swamp had an excuse – there was no official portrait and the swamp refused to go to the trouble to find unofficial ones. But it’s not just the entrances to embassies where it seems the 2016 election never happened. All throughout the government, Obama-holdovers who rabidly oppose President Trump and his policies still hold positions of extraordinary power. The swamp is alive and well. Consider the National Security...
  • (FLASHBACK) Remember That Time When Clinton's State Department 'Misplaced' $6 Billion

    11/02/2017 5:59:39 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies ^ | Oct. 3, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Hillary Clinton is one of the biggest opponents of big business, especially of The Trump Organization. In 1996, Donald Trump found himself being challenged the same way most American risk takers are challenged when he overextended his business. The Taj Mahal, the Trump Shuttle airline, and the purchase of a megayacht eventually led to the company being $1 billion in debt. In a situation where most businessmen give up and lose their drive, Trump doubled down and nearly tripled his net worth over the next 10 years, which was the motivation for his 1997 book The Art of the Comeback....
  • Weekly Update: 72,000 New Clinton Docs!

    10/28/2017 9:42:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 27, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    The FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records – Court Orders Explanation on Processing Judicial Watch Helps Grieving Father Fight for Purple Heart for his Son Border Agency Computers Can’t Screen Harmful Aliens The FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records – Court Orders Explanation on Processing President Trump’s efforts to drain the Washington swamp are being seriously hindered by Deep State, particularly in the State and Justice Departments. As an example, the State Department just revealed in a federal court hearing that it has yet to process 40,000 of 72,000 pages of Hillary Clinton records that the FBI...
  • Report: Kabul Embassy Staff Had Trump Piñata Set for Hillary Victory

    10/28/2017 7:13:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 10/28/2017 | Ian Mason
    May Jeong’s Friday feature on Afghanistan for Politico opens with a telling vignette of the scene in Kabul’s U.S. Embassy on Election Day 2016, mid-day in the far-off Afghan capital. “The basement was dominated by State Department employees, who are officially barred from political activism while living abroad but tend to support Democrats,” Jeong relates. “[S]ome, anticipating a Hillary Clinton victory, were even calling the occasion a party. On the wall hung a Donald Trump piñata.” Jeong describes the party crowd as “American expatriates, Afghan elites and others who had managed to scare up invitations.” As at countless liberal campus...
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records

    10/23/2017 11:02:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2017
    State Department Tells Court It Processed only 32,000—And Has Yet to Review 40,000 Clinton Records. Courts Orders Explanation on Processing. ... The hearing focused on the State Department’s progress on processing the tens of thousands of emails Clinton failed to disclose when she served as Secretary of State, some of which were emails sent by Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on the laptop of her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. The State Department has processed 32,000 pages of emails so far, a small number of which have been released, but 40,000 pages remain to be processed. Judicial Watch asked...
  • Weekly Update: Gov Records Found on Weiner Laptop

    10/21/2017 10:04:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 20, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    2,800 Huma Abedin Government Documents on Husband Weiner’s Laptop U.S. Doesn’t Vet Counterterrorism Trainees from Developing Nations 2,800 Huma Abedin Government Documents on Husband Weiner’s Laptop A major Clinton scandal development this week: State Department confirmed that it has 2,800 of Huma Abedin’s work-related documents from the FBI that were found on her estranged husband Anthony Weiner’s personal laptop. Abedin was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. Weiner is a disgraced former congressman and New York mayoral candidate who recently pled guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor. Abedin kept a email account...
  • Graham: Hillary implicated in Russia probe

    10/20/2017 9:05:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10-20-17 | Michael Graham
    Clinton Foundation benefited amid shady uranium deal Hey, mainstream media! We finally found it — a real Russia scandal involving the 2016 election. With actual evidence of criminal wrongdoing and everything! So come on, New York Times, CNN and MSNBC, let’s ... Hey, where’d everybody go? For months I’ve been doing TV hits as the token conservative and getting grilled over “Russiagate.” Did Donald Trump and the Russians collude to steal the election from Hillary Clinton? And for months I’ve been asking the same questions: Where is the evidence of an actual crime? And since “collusion” isn’t necessarily against the...
  • Iraqi forces start advancing toward Kurdish-held Kirkuk - Iraqi and Kurdish officials

    10/15/2017 4:48:23 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    UK Reuters ^ | 10/15/2017 | Staff
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces began moving at midnight on Sunday towards oil fields and an important air base held by Kurdish forces near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraqi and Kurdish officials said.
  • LIVE: Tillerson about to make a live statement

    10/04/2017 7:45:34 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 103 replies ^ | 10/04/2017 | NBC News
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  • Weekly Update: Court Victory!

    09/30/2017 9:41:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Sept 29, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Court Will Review Clinton Emails over Trump Administration Objections Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Taxpayers a Stunning $134.9 Billion a Year Court Will Review Clinton Emails over Trump Administration Objections Nearly three years ago, Judicial Watch lawsuits forced the Obama administration to disclose Hillary Clinton’s use of unauthorized electronic devices to conduct government business. Incredibly, we’re still fighting for basic information to this day – and against agencies nominally being run by appointees of President Donald Trump. But we continue to make progress in our historic Clinton investigations. For example, we announced this week that a federal judge will personally...
  • The State Department Is Set For A Massive Withdrawal Of Staff From The Cuban Embassy

    09/29/2017 3:37:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09/28/17 | Ariel Zilber
    The United States will remove most diplomatic staff from its embassy in Cuba as part of a major withdrawal of personnel following mysterious ‘sonic’ attacks, it was reported on Thursday. The Trump administration decided to undertake preparations for a large-scale withdrawal after Washington did not come away convinced that the Cuban government was doing everything it could to protect American diplomats in Havana, CBS News reported. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met this week with his Cuban counterpart, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at the State Department in Washington. The meeting apparently did little to sway the administration from its original...
  • Trump’s Opportunity to Oust Those Who Covered Up Benghazi Missteps

    09/26/2017 12:11:16 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 26, 2017 | Helle Dale
    It’s been five years since terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, leaving four Americans dead. Now, Libya’s interim government is considering opening up Benghazi to foreign consulates again. But it’s hard to imagine foreign governments rushing to return to Benghazi. By 2013, when law and order in the city collapsed completely, no foreign diplomats remained.