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  • State Dept. to Withhold Docs Related to Clinton E-Mail Security Until After Election

    05/05/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 71 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 · 25 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...
  • U.S. judge orders discovery to go forward over Clinton’s private email system

    02/23/2016 12:10:29 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/23/2016 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that State Department officials and top aides to Hillary Clinton should be questioned under oath about whether they intentionally thwarted federal open records laws by using or allowing the use of a private email server throughout Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. The decision by U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of Washington came in a lawsuit over public records brought by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal watchdog group, regarding its May 2013 request, for information about the employment arrangement of Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide. A State Department...
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Court Grants Discovery on Clinton Email Issue

    02/23/2016 11:48:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 23, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Will Seek Testimony from Current and Former Obama Administration Officials(Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced that District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan todaygrantedJudicial Watch's 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. The developments come in a Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Clinton. The lawsuit was reopened because of revelations about Clinton's separate email records (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363))....
  • Clinton email chain discussed Afghan national's CIA ties, official says

    02/17/2016 12:41:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    EXCLUSIVE: One of the classified email chains discovered on Hillary Clinton's personal unsecured server discussed an Afghan national's ties to the CIA and a report that he was on the agency's payroll, a U.S. government official with knowledge of the document told Fox News. The discussion of a foreign national working with the U.S. government raises security implications - an executive order signed by President Obama said unauthorized disclosures are "presumed to cause damage to the national security." The U.S. government official said the Clinton email exchange, which referred to a New York Times report, was among 29 classified emails...
  • U.S. Removed Cuba from Terrorist List After Hezbollah Opened Base on Island

    02/16/2016 9:47:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 16, 2016
    A few years before the Obama administration removed Cuba from the U.S. list of nations that sponsor terrorism Hezbollah established an operational base on the communist island, according to intelligence received by Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State. The information comes straight from electronic mail released by the State Department over the weekend as part of ongoing litigation from several groups, including Judicial Watch, and media outlets surrounding Clinton's use of a private server to send and receive classified information as Secretary of State. This alarming information has been ignored by the mainstream media, which served as the...
  • 15 percent of latest Hillary Clinton’s emails marked classified

    02/13/2016 9:47:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/13/16 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 15 percent of the latest batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails released Saturday contain classified information, with three of the messages being labeled “secret” — continuing to add to the questions surrounding her email use. One of the messages is an extensive missive from David Satterfield, a top U.S. diplomat to Egypt, who told top officials in both the White House and State Department about negotiations in the Sinai. The entire contents of the messages are now deemed “secret,” though there is no indication they were marked as such at the time. The message was...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Now Tied To At Least Four Investigations By Federal Agencies

    02/12/2016 2:07:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 11, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The State Department's inspector general last year subpoenaed the Clinton Foundation for documents related to work that required approval from the Hillary Clinton State Department, making it now at least four investigations involving the Democratic presidential candidate being conducted by federal agencies.
  • Judge rejects State Dept. request, orders release of Clinton emails by month’s end

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

    02/10/2016 11:00:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 10, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: State Department Asked Hillary Clinton Lawyers to Delete Specific Classified Records, Return Paper Copies (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch today released a letter from the Department of State to Hillary Clinton's lawyers that includes a list of classified records to be either deleted or returned to the State Department. The documents were produced under court order in a FOIA lawsuit for all of Clinton emails and for records about her email practices ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)). The June 30, 2015, letter from Secretary of State for Management Patrick F....
  • Judge orders State Dept. to speed up Clinton emails: ‘Unreasonably long’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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