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  • Leaked Message Demonstrates How Email Scandal Could Get Worse for Hillary Clinton

    03/30/2015 11:38:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    ".......... A piece published Monday by Gawker's Sam Biddle quotes legal experts who say that Blumenthal may have violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act because he emailed Clinton on behalf of a foreign entity—specifically, on behalf of a Putin-friendly politican named Bidzina Ivanishvili who later became the prime minister of Georgia—even though Blumenthal hadn't notified the U.S. government that he was working on Ivanishvili's behalf. (The Foreign Agents Registration Act "requires persons acting as agents of foreign principals in a political or quasi-political capacity to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal.") Hillary Clinton isn't accused...
  • Hillary Clinton and the Spoliation of evidence. Charge her Trey Gowdy.

    03/28/2015 4:19:27 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 28 replies
    3/28/2015 | Vanity
    Hillary's misfeasance is grounds for 'Spoliation of Evidence' charges vis-a-vis Benghazi. If that's not enough, add on top the State Departments unaccounted for 6 Billion US dollars. But we all know the fix is in. The money was used to fund secret projects that avoided all Congressional oversight. Probably slipped millions to supporters and bought some temporary friends in high places. From the Wiki The spoliation inference is a negative evidentiary inference that a finder of fact can draw from a party's destruction of a document or thing that is relevant to an ongoing or reasonably foreseeable civil or criminal...
  • State Department Lacked Top Watchdog During Hillary Clinton Tenure

    03/26/2015 6:20:54 PM PDT · by MV=PY · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/24/15 | Byron Tau and Peter Nicholas
    The State Department had no permanent inspector general—the lead watchdog charged with uncovering misconduct and waste—during Hillary Clinton’s entire tenure as secretary, leaving in place an acting inspector who had close ties to State Department leadership. ...
  • Jeb Bush Condemned Over Speech at Anti-Israel Conference [Mark Levin]

    03/24/2015 10:22:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 20, 2015
    Jeb adviser James Baker to keynote J Street conference Leading talk show host and best-selling author Mark Levin assailed Jeb Bush last night over the revelation that one of his top foreign policy advisers, James Baker, will keynote an anti-Israel conference this weekend. The annual conference of the activist group J Street features an array of anti-Israel speakers, including proponents of the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divest (BDS) movement, which seeks Israel’s destruction, and advocates for the terrorist group Hamas. Jeb Bush’s selection of Baker as a foreign policy adviser has sparked concern among conservatives and in the Jewish and pro-Israel...
  • Where in the world is Hillary Clinton’s server?

    03/20/2015 4:51:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-20-15 | Noah Rothman
    It was less than two weeks ago that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured the nation that her “homebrew” email server was safely secure in her home in Chappaqua, New York. She insisted that the hardware was fortified behind a locked door and had a Secret Service detail mentoring it night and day, as though the greatest security threat that system faced was via a physical attack by a team of cartoonish cat burglars. Nevertheless, Clinton insisted that the safeguards around the email system she constructed out of “convenience” were “effective and secure.” She added that “there were no...
  • Why Was CIA Director Petraeus Required to Sign Separation Form If Secretary Clinton Was Not?

    03/18/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my column on the plea agreement the Obama Justice Department allowed David Petreaus to enter after it was discovered that he mishandled classified information, I noted that he had been required to sign a separation agreement when he left the CIA. It is called a “Security Exit Form” and is obviously the CIA version of the State Department departure form described in Jim’s post (and linked in Shannen’s column) that Secretary Clinton should have signed upon leaving government service. The prosecutors’ outline of the evidence against Petraeus includes the following (at pages 11-12, paragraph 27): [O]n or about November...
  • Netanyahu wins Israel election despite Obama’s best efforts

    03/17/2015 11:55:06 PM PDT · by politisite · 49 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/18/2015 | Polisite Aggregator
    Despite the Obama White House best efforts to derail an election win by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Israeli election, Likud won 30 seats. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a come-from-behind victory in Israel’s election on Wednesday after tacking hard to the right in the final days of campaigning, including abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state.
  • State Dept. scrubbed from anti-Bibi group's website Senate panel probes whether Obama funded effort

    03/16/2015 4:53:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 3/15/15 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A non-profit at the center of controversy regarding its campaign to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Tuesday’s polls has removed the State Department from its website’s list of “partners,” WND has learned.Below is a snapshot taken by WND last month, which clearly shows the U.S. Department of State, replete with a logo, listed as a “partner” of the OneVoice Movement on the group’s website. image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/03/state-department-scrubbed-600.jpgInternet Archive’s Wayback Machine also has a cache image taken in 2014 showing the State Department listed on the same “partner” page.The State Department logo is missing from the current...
  • Police investigate 51 cases of alleged voting fraud (Israel)

    03/17/2015 3:05:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    ynet ^ | 3/17/15 | Ahiya Raved
    Police opened 51 investigations on Tuesday related to alleged voting fraud ranging from impersonation, stolen ballots and threats against ballot officials, and 23 suspects were being pursued. Several attempts to subvert the voting process were noted in the north – four voters who arrived at their designated voting stations in Nahariya, Kiryat Tiv'on and Kiryat Ata found that someone had already voted in their name. Local police began investigating each incident. Police said that one man claimed that someone else may have used his lost drivers license to vote in his name. A similar incident was reported in Afula where...
  • Hillary Clinton Wouldn't Take an Official BlackBerry: State Department

    03/14/2015 7:25:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 3-12-15
    Piling on more embarrassment for Hillary Clinton amid a row about her emails, U.S. officials revealed Thursday that during her time as secretary of state she had declined a government-issued cellphone. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Clinton was "not issued a State Department BlackBerry, and that wasn't a requirement — no one is required to be issued a State Department BlackBerry." The revelation is likely to raise more concerns about national security as well as speculation that the former first lady may have been hiding information that could embarrass her in her presidential campaign. Clinton is at the center of a...
  • State Department contradicts Hillary Clinton's email claim

    03/14/2015 7:12:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3-14-15 | Philip Klein
    In her Tuesday press conference defending her reliance on a private email system while serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton claimed that the "vast majority" of emails were sent to other State Department employees and therefore automatically archived. But State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Friday told reporters that it wasn't until last month that the State Department started automatically archiving emails — and it's only being done for senior staff. "Our goal is to apply this [automatic archiving] to all employee mailboxes by the end of 2016," Psaki said, according to Politico. On Tuesday, Clinton said, "It was...
  • Hillary’s Damage Control Isn’t Working

    03/13/2015 7:26:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/13/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s efforts to douse the growing furor over her possibly illegal private email system are not going well.The Obama White House, which claims the president knew nothing about Clinton’s surreptitious email system, unceremoniously threw the former cabinet member under the bus this week.“Frankly, the secretary’s handling of her own personal email and the maintenance of [her] personal email inbox is something that I’m not going to comment on and not particularly interested in,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.President Obama, who reportedly detests the Clintons, may himself have played a role in revealing Hillary’s...
  • If Hillary Clinton Signed Form OF-109, She Committed A Felony

    03/13/2015 6:45:46 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 13, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Transparency: Hillary Clinton insists she did everything by the book, that she broke no laws and heeded all regulations. That book is obviously not the State Department records management handbook. The government's book says that you don't get to keep materials, classified or unclassified, in your personal possession and then get to sift through them at your leisure to decide which ones the government that paid you gets to see. All documents are the property of the government. The State Department determines which ones are returned to you. As Shannen W. Coffin, a contributing editor at National Review and senior...
  • Citing Misconduct and Misrepresentation by Hillary Clinton and State Department, Judicial Watch...

    03/12/2015 2:44:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 12, 2015
    Full title: Citing Misconduct and Misrepresentation by Hillary Clinton and State Department, Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court to Reopen Lawsuit Seeking Information on Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin (Washington, DC) – Following up on revelations of the secret email accounts created by Hillary Clinton and other top State Department officials, Judicial Watch announced that it has asked a federal court to reopen a closed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case that sought records about Huma Abedin, who had been Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary State Hillary Clinton ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). Judicial Watch’s...
  • Clinton Faces Broader Email Deception Issue Involving Entire State Department

    03/12/2015 1:46:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 12, 2015 | MICHAEL ASTRUE
    Clinton Faces Broader Email Deception Issue Involving Entire State Department MAR 12, 2015 • BY MICHAEL ASTRUE Hillary Clinton’s email problems do not end with her illegal privatization of government communications or her Nixonian stonewalling of questions about how much of her public record she has destroyed in order to avoid public scrutiny. She must also defend her broader record at the State Department—a record of building information technology systems designed to keep the vast majority of public records from becoming public. In 2009 the State Department began an overhaul of its email system in order to bring its system...
  • Hillary Clinton hides emails from period when account was reportedly unencrypted

    03/12/2015 7:09:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/12/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Since the revelations involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server exploded last week, questions have swirled regarding her account’s level of information security. “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email,” Clinton averred at a brief press conference on Tuesday. Some are… skeptical about the assertion that the nation’s top diplomat never received any classified material via her email account at an agency that is often criticized for over-classifying information.“I would assume that more than 50 percent of what the secretary of state dealt with was classified,” said an unnamed former official...
  • Clinton vs. Clinton: Bill’s spokesman says he never e-mailed Hillary

    03/11/2015 12:30:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2015 | AllahPundit
    Her core reason yesterday for deleting personal e-mails and refusing to turn over her server is that there are/were private communications on there, including between her and Bill, and no one has a right to see those. Now here’s Bill himself saying nope. Say what you will about Frank and Claire Underwood, at least he’d never leave her twisting in the wind in the middle of a scandal.But wait. These are the Clintons. Every syllable must be parsed and re-parsed for hedging. Typically they don’t proceed to an outright lie until they’ve been cornered on their lawyerly non-answers. What...
  • Timing: The State Department target of ‘worst ever’ cyber attack

    03/11/2015 12:29:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2015 | Noah Rothman
    At one point in Hillary Clinton’s slightly less than marathon press conference on Tuesday, the former secretary of state insisted that there were no security breaches of her personal “homebrew” email server. How could she possibly know this? The secretary of state’s emails represent a high-value target for cyber hackers operating out of foreign intelligence agencies, and a breach is unlikely to leave a trace of any activity that the layman or even a cyber-intelligence professional would notice. Just ask the State Department. “Overlooked in the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, is the fact...
  • Hillary’s Prickly Apologia

    03/11/2015 10:41:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3-11-15 | Frank Bruni
    “Convenience.” “Convenience.” “Convenience.” “Convenience.” Hillary Clinton’s reliance on that word during her news conference at the United Nations on Tuesday minimized the exemption from standard procedure that she allowed herself when she decided — all on her own — to use only a private email address for both personal and government business. She told reporters that she hadn’t wanted to be weighed down by a second electronic device. It wasn’t secrecy that motivated her. It was purse space and pinkie strain. And behind her forced smile, which was practically cemented in place, she seemed put out by all the skepticism...
  • Did You Know that John Kerry's Daughter is Married to an Iranian?

    03/11/2015 8:38:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 57 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Just when you thought the Mullah-butt-licking Obama regime couldn't be any more deeply infiltrated. Somehow the newspapers never had much to say about this, and when forced to -i.e. wedding announcements- the Iranian ancestry and birthplace of Vanessa Kerry's husband are -untypically- omitted. So as Obama and John Kerry set-out to strike a grand bargain with the Mullahs (and flush Israel down the drain), you would think this to be a pertinent fact, one that really ought to be public- or at least it would have been back before this country began to forget anything that ever mattered (and how the world works).  With deep Muslim infiltration of our...
  • A Containment Policy for Militant Islamist Ideologues

    03/11/2015 8:38:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    "The government strongly opposed militant forms of Islam, which it viewed as a threat to the regime." So said the State Department's 2008 human rights report (published in February 2009) on a certain North African nation. "Although there is no explicit law guaranteeing religious freedom, in practice the government generally respected the right to observe one's religion," said the report. This did not mean, however, that it allowed the full "free exercise" of religion that is guaranteed by our First Amendment. "Although there is no law prohibiting conversion from Islam," said the report, "the government prohibits efforts to proselytize Muslims...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘The Server Will Remain Private’

    03/11/2015 7:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/11/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emerged before a horde of press at the United Nations today to defend herself over using a personal email address while in the office — and defended her role as arbiter of what emails were official, thus required to be turned over, and which were personal and could be trashed.Clinton has been under fire for revelations that she only used personal email and a home-based server while serving as the nation’s top diplomat. A late-night tweet nearly a week ago — “I want the public to see my email. I asked State to...
  • The First Two Lies from Hillary’s Press Conference Exposed

    03/11/2015 6:41:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    All over Twitter you can find negative reactions to Hillary Clinton’s just-concluded press conference. To me, the most important part of her press conference was her statement that was an obvious, flat-out lie: She said the e-mail server was initially set up for use by former president Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton insisted that there were “numerous safeguards” in place, adding there were “no security breaches.” One hacker broke into Hillary’s account in 2013 and leaked several messages to Kremlin-funded RT. Beyond that example, if her server is being privately managed, there’s no way for, say, State Department security professionals or...
  • Daily Beast Exclusive: White House Official Fired for Tweeting Under Fake Name

    10/22/2013 6:00:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    A White House national security official was fired last week after being caught as the mystery Tweeter who has been tormenting the foreign policy community with insulting comments and revealing internal Obama administration information for over two years. Jofi Joseph, a director in the non-proliferation section of the National Security Staff at the White House, has been surreptitiously tweeting under the moniker @natsecwonk, a Twitter feed famous inside Washington policy circles since it began in February, 2011 until it was shut down last week. Two administration officials confirmed that the mystery tweeter was Joseph, who has also worked at the...
  • Hillary Clinton Tries to Quell Controversy Over Private Email (Deleted just like Lois Lerner?)

    03/10/2015 9:10:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/10/2015 | AMY CHOZICK and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    At one point on Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton said the emails she had deleted contained “personal communications from my husband and me.” But on Sunday, a spokesman for Mr. Clinton told reporters that the former president had “sent two emails in his life.” After the news conference, Mrs. Clinton’s office provided several new details about the email account and what she has provided to the State Department. More than 100 government officials knew about Mrs. Clinton’s use of private email, her office said. (The White House spokesman, Josh Earnest, said Monday that President Obama exchanged emails with Mrs. Clinton, saw that...
  • Hillary trainwreck: It was “inconvenient” to carry two devices for two e-mail accounts.

    03/10/2015 2:20:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/10/2015 | AllahPundit
    Believe it or not, America, today’s newfangled gizmos are capable of accessing multiple e-mail accounts from the same device. You don’t need separate iPhones for your Gmail and work mail. And even if you did, even if the State Department’s security tech required a dedicated device for e-mail, what kind of goon would conclude that the “inconvenience” of carrying two devices (or having a lackey carry two devices for you) instead of one trumped protecting national security at the cabinet level? What kind of politician would admit that? Who would dare even attempt a “convenience” argument knowing that the...
  • Yes, Hillary Clinton Will Hold a Press Conference. And It’s Going to Be 'Brief.'

    03/10/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 10, 2015 | Marina Koren
    March 10, 2015 Forget Hillary Clinton's speech on gender equality at the United Nations this afternoon. What the people wanted to know on Tuesday was whether the former secretary of State was going to hold a press conference after her remarks to address her email story, which now enters its second week in the news cycle. A Clinton spokesman confirmed late Tuesday morning that Clinton will indeed hold a "brief press conference" after the U.N. speech. The "brief" nature of it is telling: Clinton is likely looking to get in, assure the public, and get out. News organizations spent the...
  • Reporter Grills State Dept: Why Have Russian Hackers Seen More Emails Than American Public?[Video]

    03/09/2015 6:36:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Alex Griswold
    Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee grilled State Department spokeswoman Jen Spaki during Monday’s press briefing, asking why Russian hackers had more access to State Department records than the American public and Congress. Lee began by asking about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email security. “On the issue on the security of the actual server, do you have any reason to believe it was compromised at all?” (RELATED: Hacker Claims Hillary Clinton Created MULTIPLE Private Email Accounts) “We don’t have any reason to believe that,” Psaki responded. “Obviously, her email wasn’t hacked, as there were some reports that previously...
  • So where is Hillary's email server?

    03/09/2015 8:04:54 AM PDT · by Raebie · 65 replies
    Where is the server and what is the status of it? Why in the world isn't the server being tracked down and preserved? I haven't seen any mentions of this in all of the news accounts, which I find amazing. Have I missed something??
  • Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

    03/08/2015 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 06 March 2015
    It was quiet in eastern Ukraine last Wednesday. Indeed, it was another quiet day in an extended stretch of relative calm. The battles between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists had largely stopped and heavy weaponry was being withdrawn. The Minsk cease-fire wasn't holding perfectly, but it was holding. On that same day, General Philip Breedlove, the top NATO commander in Europe, stepped before the press in Washington. Putin, the 59-year-old said, had once again "upped the ante" in eastern Ukraine -- with "well over a thousand combat vehicles, Russian combat forces, some of their most sophisticated air defense,...
  • Tens of thousands attend anti-Netanyahu rally in Tel Aviv

    03/08/2015 10:09:56 AM PDT · by EBH · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 3/7/2015
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis are gathering at a Tel Aviv square under the banner "Israel wants change" and calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be replaced in March 17 national elections. Saturday night's rally at Rabin Square is the highest profile demonstration yet in the run-up to the election. It is organized by a non-profit organization seeking to change Israel's priorities and refocus on health, education, housing and the country's cost of living.
  • The Clintons: The Same Old Tricks

    03/07/2015 9:24:45 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 7 replies
    The Diplomad 2.0 ^ | March 7, 2015 | W. Lewis Amselem
    Almost three years ago, I wrote that Hillary Clinton, has taken advantage of opportunities that fell into her lap, e.g., her playboy husband became Governor of Arkansas and then President, and used them to advantage, e.g., a Senate seat, almost the Presidency, and now SecState. As the First Lady of Arkansas, she played the role required of her: she laundered bribes for her husband. That is what Whitewater was about. That was her role at the Rose Law Firm: she would collect and launder the payoffs. She "made" a fortune in cattle futures, right? OK, when will you pay me...
  • Emails show Clinton aides running interference during Benghazi attack

    03/07/2015 9:23:34 AM PST · by Chris in VA · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/7/15 | Catherine Herridge
    Emails obtained through a federal lawsuit show that two top aides to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were running interference internally during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack. The aides were Philippe Reines, widely described as Clinton’s principal gate-keeper, and Cheryl Mills, who has been at Clinton's side for decades. The emails show that while receiving updates about the assault as it happened,
  • White House and State Dept.'were alerted about Hillary Clinton's private emails SIX months ago'

    03/06/2015 11:11:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Francesca Chambers
    The White House, State Department and Hillary Clinton's personal office new in August 2014 that the former Secretary of State was using a private email account to conduct official government business. Clinton's staff, who knew that House Republicans had received information from the private email address, made the decision to keep the information from the public. The staff waited until after the New York Times published an article on Tuesday about the subject to discuss the email address. Key people from the Obama Administration and on Clinton's staff were aware of the address for six months, sources said, according to...
  • Why The E-Mail Scandal Won’t Doom Hillary

    03/06/2015 5:27:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Historically, the Clintons have proved to be politically indestructible. To paraphrase the movie Aliens, to truly destroy the Clinton-Industrial Complex, you’d have to nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure. Given that alone, I doubt that the unfolding controversy over Hillary’s e-mail schemes spells her doom. The basic details are as follows: In 2009, a week before she started her job as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had a personal Internet server registered at her home address. She then used her own domain name, “clintonemail.com,” to conduct all of her business — for the State Department,...
  • When Do Rules Not Apply?

    03/06/2015 4:49:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Could the leaders in Washington please tell us which rules we are allowed to not follow? Please? This is getting confusing for the average American. Since 2005, the United States State Department has had very clear rules that employees cannot use personal email for official business. In 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent out an internal directive reminding State Department employees that they could not use personal email addresses for government business. Likewise, she removed a United States Ambassador for using personal email for government work. Now we are learning that prior to becoming Secretary of State in 2009,...
  • Harf: "Not Pertinent" To Know If Contents Of Hillary's Emails Had Classified Material

    03/05/2015 10:56:52 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 128 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 5, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf recieves a grilling on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account to communicate during her tenure at the State Department. Asked if the State Department has concluded there was no classified information included in her emails, Harf says "I don't think it's a really pertinent question." (video also at link)
  • Hillary: A Life In The Shadows

    03/05/2015 5:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    We often hear about people who are “forced to live in the shadows.” They’re generally sweet, nourishing illegal aliens who can be found easily by everyone except the government employees whose job it is to enforce our immigrations laws. But the shadows have another, more powerful resident – Hillary Clinton. Our former secretary of state resides in the shadows too, only her shadows are the nooks and crannies between what is legal and what is not. It’s her home. It’s where she’s most comfortable. And it’s where she made her fortune. Hillary Clinton is not a new resident of the...
  • Emailgate Disqualifies Hillary Clinton For POTUS

    03/04/2015 5:49:36 AM PST · by raptor22 · 89 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 4, 2015 | IBDEDITORIALS
    Scandal: The former secretary of state's use of a personal account to exclusively conduct government business and to protect her political future in violation of the law ought to disqualify her from the presidency. 'Witch hunts" sometimes find a witch, and those who dismissed the establishment of the House Benghazi Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as just another witch hunt are eating their words. The existence of a personal account that Hillary Clinton used to conduct government business as secretary of state was discovered by the committee and reported by the New York Times. Clinton's use of...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Off-the-Books Mail Server Was in Her House, Registered to a Non-Existent Man

    03/04/2015 7:20:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | John Hayward
    Stage 2 of the Hillary email scandal has been achieved, as yesterday’s “confused old lady who didn’t understand how email works” defense utterly collapsed with the Associated Press’ discovery that Clinton’s mail server was located in her house (her estate in Chappaqua, to be exact — the one she had to settle for because she was “dead broke” after Bill left office) and was registered under the name of a man who does not appear to exist.
  • Hillary’s email scandal gets worse and worse

    03/04/2015 6:39:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2015 | Noah Rothman
    In his latest piece, National Review’s Charles Cooke related a choice exchange he had with a former Clinton White House staffer who attempted to defend Hillary Clinton’s role in this latest scandal involving her determination to avoid using an official and secure email address, as is mandated by law.“It’s ‘worth remembering,’ a former Clinton administration staffer assured me quickly on Twitter, ‘that Hillary didn’t have email until she was in her forties. She was clueless.’” Cooke wrote. “‘I just mean,’ he added, desperately, that “she’s no dummy — except possibly with computers — where she kinda is.’”So the Democratic...
  • White House on Clinton email scandal: State Department is acting 'properly'

    03/03/2015 2:15:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/03/2015 | Susan Crabtree
    Asked if Clinton made a mistake by using a personal email address exclusively for State Department business, Earnest said State Department officials have handled the situation properly by asking Clinton to forward them any emails pertaining to official business so they can be archived."It's the responsibility of State Department officials to ensure they are in compliance with the Federal Records Act," he said. "What the State Department officials have done is to forward their personal email records that pertain to official government business. That's exactly what Secretary Clinton has done."According to several media reports Tuesday, Clinton did not even...
  • Trouble: Liberals that attacked Republicans for their email scandals cannot defend Hillary

    03/03/2015 7:56:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2015 | Noah Rothman
    You just know that the usual suspects are rushing to posit that the Federal Records Act is an outmoded and onerous law that should have been repealed long ago. For now, however, the reaction of the political media to the revelation that Hillary Clinton violated the law and used a private email exclusively while she served as secretary of state has been refreshingly free of excuse making. For now, few Clinton allies the commentary class are insisting that Hillary “has to get ahead of this” or that she “cannot let the media define this scandal.” No one is suggesting...
  • Obama Administration Trusts Russia on Iran

    11/06/2014 5:32:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 6, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    The Obama administration is so desperate to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by the current deadline of November 24th if at all possible that it is willing to trust Russia to play a key implementation role. In the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s duplicity with regard to Ukraine and Putin’s increasingly aggressive stance towards the West that harkens back to the Cold War, the Obama administration is deluding itself into thinking that it can trust Putin to keep his word on ensuring that much of Iran’s uranium stockpile is converted into a relatively harmless end product. According to...
  • State Dept Responds to ISIS Kidnapping of Christians by Saying Real Victims are Muslims

    02/25/2015 7:35:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Inc. is starting to remind me of a corporation whose products kill people that makes it a point to embed a talking point about how safe its products are in its every statement.
  • Senior State Dept. official arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor

    02/24/2015 7:30:04 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | James Rosen
    EXCLUSIVE: A senior State Department official in charge of federal counterterrorism programs was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor, Fox News has learned. Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a county detective about noon at his Washington, D.C. home after he allegedly sought to arrange sex with a minor. The detective, a female officer working in the county's Child Exploitation Unit, had been posing as the minor in online exchanges with Rosen, police said. ·
  • State Department Names First Special Envoy For LGBT Rights

    02/23/2015 2:49:00 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    AP ^ | February 23. 2015 | Josh Lederman
    The United States named its first international envoy for gay rights Monday, tasking a veteran diplomat with leading U.S. efforts to fight violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals overseas. Randy Berry, currently the consul general in the Netherlands, will promote human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, Secretary of State John Kerry said. A longtime foreign service officer, Berry has served at U.S. posts in Bangladesh, Egypt, Uganda and South Africa, and speaks Spanish and Arabic.
  • Presidential Peace Puke:New Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process Bernie Aronson

    02/20/2015 2:57:12 PM PST · by lbryce
    US State Department ^ | February 20, 2015 | Staff
    Original Title:Remarks Announcing the New Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process Bernie Aronson ASSISTANT SECRETARY JACOBSON: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for being here. I would like to introduce Secretary of State John Kerry. SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you. Thank you very much, Assistant Secretary Jacobson. Let me say that I’m pleased the ambassador – Colombia’s Ambassador Villegas – thank you for joining us, and good morning, everybody. Shortly after I was elected to the Senate in the 1980s, I served as chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee. And we spent a lot of time focused on Colombia, which was...
  • Marie Harf’s College Thesis: Right-Wing Support for Israel ‘Complicates’ Foreign Policy

    02/20/2015 1:37:24 PM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 20, 2015 | David Steinberg
    Reports Patrick Howley at the Daily Caller: State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf wrote her college honors thesis on “how conservative evangelical support for Israel complicates U.S. foreign policy,” according to Indiana University records. This doesn’t appear to be a stretch of the source material by any means. Howley precisely quotes the article “College ‘Luminary’ Marie Harf followed father to IU, political science” which was published on November 10 last year on an Indiana University website: She credits her IU professors — and especially her undergraduate honors advisors, political science professors Mike McGinnis and Marjorie Hershey, and English and Jewish studies...
  • Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest

    02/20/2015 11:31:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Where does the Obama Administration find these people? How did Marie Harf - the deputy spokesperson for the State Department's Bureau of Public Affairs - get her job? On Monday she provided the latest proof that Barack Obama and the people he's surrounded himself with are not just dangerously incompetent, they're idiots. Appearing on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," Harf said the best way to fight Islamic terrorism is not with guns and bombs but with job programs. That's right. After watching barbaric ISIS armies sweeping across the deserts of the Middle East and slaughtering innocents by the thousands for...