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  • Clinton email release falls well short of judge’s order

    07/31/2015 10:16:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7-31-15 | Stephan Dinan
    State Dept. fails to release 1,000 messages The State Department admitted it was violating a judge’s order Friday in releasing only 1,356 new emails from former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s time in the administration, with officials saying they’re falling behind because they are having to run all of the documents by intelligence agencies to make sure classified documents aren’t being released. It’s the latest stumble for a department put on the spot by Mrs. Clinton’s unique email set-up, which saw her reject a State Department account and instead issue herself a private account, kept on a server she maintained at...
  • Hillary’s “classified” excuse doesn’t wash

    07/31/2015 3:08:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 7-30-15 | Paul Mirengoff
    Scott has called today’s McClatchy story about Hillary Clinton’s emails “must read.” I agree. McClatchy reports that the classified emails known to have been stored on the former Secretary of State’s private server contained information from five intelligence agencies, and included material related to the fatal 2012 Benghazi attacks. And this, if I understand correctly, is just from a sample of 40 emails. Clinton’s defense continues to be that she “did not send nor received anything that was classified at the time.” (emphasis added) But even if this turns out to be true, it is not a satisfactory response for...
  • Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on...

    07/30/2015 3:23:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 30, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Secretary of State John Kerry Seeks to Delay Federal Lawsuit to Force Action on Clinton Emails (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that Secretary of State John Kerry asked a court to delay by nearly 40 days his obligation to answer a Judicial Watch lawsuit that seeks to force Kerry to take steps to “recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S. Department of State employees ( Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John F. Kerry (No. 1:15-cv-00785)). Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on May 28, and the State Department is obligated to...
  • Reported two-month gap in Clinton emails coincides with escalating Libya violence

    07/29/2015 9:57:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-29-15
    A reported two-month gap in emails from Hillary Clinton's private account during 2012 coincides with a period of escalating violence in Libya and the obtaining of a special exemption by her top aide, Huma Abedin, to work for both the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. The Daily Beast reported late Tuesday that no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff for the months of May and June 2012 are among the estimated 2,000 messages that have been released from the Democratic presidential frontrunner's account. A State Department spokesman told The Daily Beast that only emails related to the...
  • Criminal Referral As Hillary's Web Of Lies Keeps Unraveling

    07/28/2015 10:02:33 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Juky 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Such is the self-absorbed arrogance of the Clintons that Hillary actually thought she could get away with the criminal activity of conducting her government business on a personal server and keeping and transmitting classified data in violation of federal law. It was a server as vulnerable to foreign hacking as any in the private sector that has been hacked, or the servers at the foreign-hacked Office of Personnel Management. She put her country at risk, and now her personal political ambitions as well. Only the disinterested Justice Department of the administration she served and a sycophantic press will save her...
  • Hillary Clinton on email scandal: Everybody calm down

    07/24/2015 12:38:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/24/2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN and HANNA TRUDO
    Hillary Clinton on Friday sought to downplay the latest twist in the long-running scandal over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying reports of a possible criminal probe are full of inaccuracies. News emerged on Thursday evening that at least one inspector general passed to the Justice Department evidence of potential mishandling of classified information, a referral that could lead to a criminal investigation. Clinton on Friday said people are getting worked up over not much. “Maybe the heat is getting to everybody,” she said, in remarks before a policy speech in New...
  • Scandalous Images from Kabul: Guards at US Embassy Organized Humiliating Sex Games [2009]

    07/18/2015 10:06:07 PM PDT · by familyop · 54 replies
    Spiegel Online, Der Spiegel ^ | Sep 4, 2009 | Britta Sandberg
    Some of the men involved claim they were forced to participate by their supervisors at the ArmorGroup security firm. The scandal could yet again call into question the role of private contractors in US military missions...They show naked men, employees of the security firm, whose genitals are only barely covered with a kind of black beer mat. The men are drinking, dancing naked around a fire, licking each others nipples and grabbing each others testicles. They perform sex acts, pour vodka down each others' naked backs and drink it from the buttocks. It now appears that some of the men...
  • Gowdy: State’s been very transparent — about Richard Gere

    07/11/2015 4:21:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 11, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    What happens when a Congressional committee demands documentation from a hostile executive-branch bureaucracy? The panel usually gets a chance to learn a tremendous amount on just about every subject under the sun except for the issue at hand, which is exactly what Trey Gowdy has experienced. The State Department has insisted that it’s complying with the House Select Committee on Benghazi and brags about the number of pages of documents it has released to the investigation, but what’s actually in those document dumps? Everything Congress has ever wanted to know about Richard Gere’s public relations, and more, Gowdy explainsGowdy on...
  • Judicial Watch: Secret Emails Show Hillary Clinton Tied To Benghazi Talking Points

    07/08/2015 2:29:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 8, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) – Judicial Watch announced today that newly revealed testimony from the Obama State Department under court order directly ties Hillary Clinton, for the first time, to the now-debunked Benghazi talking points used by United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to claim that the attack was the result of a “spontaneous protest” gone awry. The Obama administration also sent false talking points about the attack to Congress. The State Department is refusing to divulge the contents of the email, citing a discretionary “deliberative process” privilege. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit in July 2014 seeking records...
  • Of course it seems impossible, but John Kerry has bashed America

    07/03/2015 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer Via CNS News: “ ‘There is nothing sanctimonious’ or arrogant in the State Department’s publication of an annual report on human rights around the world, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, adding that the U.S. cannot help but be humble itself given the racial tensions at home over the past year. Releasing the latest report – covering 2014 and issued 120 days late – Kerry said some foreign governments may take issue with it. ‘My advice to any leader who is upset by these findings is really to examine them, to...
  • Latest Batch Of Hillary Clinton Emails Reveals More Lies

    07/02/2015 4:51:29 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/01/2015 | Staff
    Accountability: While the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails contains many embarrassments — like her troubles with a fax machine — it also exposes still more deceptions on her part and by those around her.
  • Proposed regulation could keep 3D-printed gun blueprints offline for good

    07/01/2015 7:34:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Those handy digital blueprints that enable anyone to 3D print gun parts or even a weapon from scratch could be under threat thanks to a new proposal from the State Department. A notice posted on June 3rd in a recent Federal Register show that some changes are being made to the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations. Hidden within the proposal, which restricts what gear, technology, and info can and cannot be exported out of the US, is a ban on posting schematics for 3D printed gun parts online. The ruling comes just a month after Cody Wilson and, his...
  • St Dept. withholds ‘classified’ info from Clinton emails,despite claim of 'no classified material'

    07/01/2015 4:41:45 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    foxnews ^ | 7/1/15 | foxnews
    A State Department spokesman said Wednesday that details from 25 emails were deemed classified and withheld from the 3,000-page trove of Hillary Clinton documents released overnight -- despite the former secretary of state claiming she never sent classified material on her personal email. State Department spokesman John Kirby acknowledged at a briefing that details from the 25 emails are now considered "classified." The messages were released, with those portions redacted. However, Clinton declared in March that she "did not email any classified material to anyone" on her account. "There is no classified material. So I'm certainly well aware of the...
  • Terrific: Attorney In Charge of Releasing Lois Lerner "Lost" Emails Now In Charge of HRC's Emails

    07/01/2015 1:32:12 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/1/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Attorney Catherine Duval is in charge of handling inquiries from Congress about emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner, the woman at the center of the conservative targeting scandal. Just last week we learned during Congressional testimony from internal government watchdogs that Lerner's hard drive containing emails sent and received when the agency was targeting conservative groups between 2010 and 2012 likely crashed due to "an impact of some sort." We also learned that her hard drive allegedly crashed on a Saturday and that the IRS didn't bother looking for backup tapes. “When asked about the possible cause of...
  • White House denies private letters to Iran

    06/29/2015 10:36:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The Obama administration is denying reports the president reached out to Iran’s leadership ahead of the deadline for a nuclear deal with Tehran. “Reports that the president recently sent a letter to Iran’s leadership are not accurate,” a senior administration official said Monday. The official suggested President Obama has limited his involvement in the day-to-day talks as negotiators rush to complete a final agreement. “We have left the difficult work of the nuclear negotiations to our team on the ground in Vienna,” the official said. An Iranian newspaper reported Monday that Obama sent a private message to Iran’s senior leaders...
  • Clinton Email Scandal Has New Legs, "Hillary Has Only Herself To Blame"

    06/29/2015 12:17:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 28, 2015 | John King
    "....The Democratic front-runner has only herself to blame. After the House Select Benghazi Committee released some new emails this past week, the Obama State Dept. was forced to admit it was not in possession of some Clinton emails that clearly discuss Department business... Now, will some Republicans blow this out of proportion or wander into the realm of conspiracy theory? Perhaps, even probably, but as Democrats accuse them of being partisan or reckless, remember this: This would not be an issue if Clinton hadn't erased her email server..."
  • State Department Officially Calls Iran’s Forced Sex Change Surgeries ‘Confirmation’

    06/27/2015 8:22:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 06/27/2015 | Ivan Plis
    A report issued Thursday by the Department of State repeatedly refers to sex reassignment surgery in Iran as “gender-confirmation surgery.” Iran has a well-documented record of coercing gay and lesbian people into having the gender reassignment surgery, that is, disrupting rather than “confirming” the gender identity of hundreds per year. Since homosexuality can be punishable by death in Iran, known homosexual men tend to accept the government-subsidized surgery to become women, and vice versa. By referring to the surgeries as “gender confirmation,” rather than the much more widespread and morally neutral “sex reassignment surgery,” the State Department seems to be...
  • Judge reopens FOIA case on Hillary Clinton aide Abedin (Huma)

    06/20/2015 8:23:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    politico ^ | June 19, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    Reacting to the disclosure that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account during her tenure as secretary of state, a federal judge agreed Friday to reopen a conservative group's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking details about the employment arrangements of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. However, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan declined — for now — to address claims from Judicial Watch that Clinton's use of the private account and server led State Department officials to commit a fraud on the court by certifying they had turned over all responsive records.
  • New emails reignite Hillary Clinton email scandal

    06/22/2015 10:05:11 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Congress released nearly 200 pages of newly uncovered emails involving former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, raising questions Monday about whether the Obama administration and the Democratic presidential candidate herself were truthful when they said they turned over all of her email communications on Benghazi. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the select House committee looking into the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya, demanded the State Department say whether it has the emails — a way of testing whether the administration withheld them against the wishes of the committee, or whether Mrs. Clinton never turned them over in the first...
  • Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills Double-Dipped While State Dept. Chief of Staff

    06/24/2015 11:26:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    NLPC ^ | June 24, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon details today how Cheryl Mills, one of Hillary Clinton’s longtime underlings, apparently collected a paycheck from New York University at the same time she was serving as Chief of Staff of the State Department. According to thearticle: After joining the State Department in the beginning of 2009, Mills continued to serve as general counsel for New York University for several months. She also sat on the board of the “NYU in Abu Dhabi Corporation,” the fundraising arm for the university’s UAE satellite campus. The school is bankrolled by the Abu Dhabi government...
  • Terror attacks, deaths up sharply in 2014: State Department (Obama's Watch)

    06/19/2015 4:21:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/15 | Warren Strobel
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Terrorist attacks worldwide surged by more than a third and fatalities soared by 81 percent in 2014, a year that also saw Islamic State eclipse al Qaeda as the leading jihadist militant group, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. In its annual report on terrorism, the department also charts an unprecedented flow of foreign fighters to Syria, often lured by Islamic State's use of social media and drawn from diverse social backgrounds. Taken together, the trends point to a sobering challenge from militant groups worldwide to the United States and its allies despite severe blows inflicted...
  • Ex-Clinton aide didn't write Benghazi memos [but one who did is known to Hillary]

    06/17/2015 1:56:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2015 | Martin Matishak
    Hillary Clinton's close adviser Sidney Blumenthal did not personally author or verify any of the memos he sent her about Libya or the Benghazi siege, according to the head of a House panel investigating the 2012 attacks. "What we learned today is he’s not the author of a single one of those memos. He was passing on information authored by someone else and he has no idea about the credibility or reliability of any of the sources," House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told reporters on Tuesday. "So, the information passed on to the secretary of State,...
  • Rep. Darrell Issa Escorted Out of Congressional Panel on Benghazi

    06/16/2015 9:56:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/16 | FRANK THORP V and LUKE RUSSERT
    Outspoken Republican Congressman Darrell Issa tried to crash a deposition Tuesday on Benghazi, but was promptly escorted out from the closed-door panel on Capitol Hill. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, had no qualms about personally kicking out Issa, the former House Oversight Committee chairman. "I'm a prosecutor, we always follow the rules," Gowdy later told NBC News. "[Issa] is not a [Benghazi] committee member and non-committee members are not allowed in the room during the deposition. Those are the rules and we have to follow them, no exceptions made." The moment just...
  • Obama Gives Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Cards To Osama's Bodyguards

    06/15/2015 5:21:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    War On Terror: Rushing to empty Gitmo, President Obama has freed three bin Laden bodyguards, ignoring warnings they'd rejoin al-Qaida. Given high recidivism rates of already released inmates, what could go wrong? Chances are that the terrorists will return to the battlefield or carry out other acts of terror against the U.S. Obama's own intelligence czar has documented that nearly 30% of prisoners transferred from the Cuban prison have been confirmed or suspected of having re-engaged in terrorist activities.
  • Hillary’s indictment solves a lot of problems

    06/09/2015 10:04:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/9/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Hilary Clinton’s quest for the White House will end in her indictment. There is no other way to get this done as quickly and efficiently and those with personal interests in her candidacy will be the ones who bring her down. I first predicted this in early April and nothing has happened to either changed my mind or lessen the chances of it taking place. This stillborn quixotic foolishness ends with Hillary getting indicted and pleading to a single count of failing to sign papers as required when she left the State Department. Laugh if you wish, but I see...
  • NRA: Gun blogs, videos, web forums threatened by new Obama regulation

    06/07/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | June 7, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Commonly used and unregulated internet discussions and videos about guns and ammo could be closed down under rules proposed by the State Department, amounting to a "gag order on firearm-related speech," the National Rifle Association is warning. In updating regulations governing international arms sales, State is demanding that anyone who puts technical details about arms and ammo on the web first get the OK from the federal government — or face a fine of up to $1 million and 20 years in jail.According to the NRA, that would include blogs and web forums discussing technical details of common guns and...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    06/05/2015 10:07:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/5/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Today’s Short Stories include: • Obama claims rate hikes mean ObamaCare is working • State Department waves Goodbye to Americans stuck in Yemen • Homosexual demands churches stop calling sodomy a sin • DOJ pays Michigan State Univ to spy on “Far Right” groups 1.) White House: Proposed Health Insurance Rate Hikes Is Proof Obamacare Is Working Are you startled by the news that insurance companies are planning health insurance rate hikes of 10 percent or more in 37 states? Well that news, according to the White House, is one of the signs that Obamacare is working. White House Press...
  • House Committee Drops Funding for State Department Climate-Change Programs

    06/04/2015 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 4, 2015 | 4:18 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Just months before the most important U.N. climate conference in years, Republican appropriators in the House of Representatives are taking aim at one of the Obama administration’s most cherished priorities—international climate change funding. An appropriations bill for the State Department and foreign operations, released Tuesday, excludes funding for three major climate initiatives—the Green Climate Fund, the Clean Technology Fund, and the Strategic Climate Fund—and also removes funding for the U.N.-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Also in the firing line is funding for the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and debt relief. …
  • ISIS fighter was trained by State Department

    06/02/2015 4:04:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/30/15 | Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd
    An ISIS fighter who calls for jihad in a new online video was trained in counterterrorism tactics on American soil, in a program run by the United States, officials tell CNN. The video features a former police commander from Tajikistan named Col. Gulmurod Khalimov. He appears in black ISIS garb with a sniper rifle and a bandolier of ammunition. He says in the video that he participated in programs on U.S. soil three times, at least one of which was in Louisiana. The State Department has confirmed this claim.
  • State Department Officials Pass Through Revolving Door, Lobby for Passage of TPP

    05/27/2015 12:45:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 27 May 2015 | Sam Knight
    While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is refusing to reveal her position on the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, other former State Department officials are actively supporting the agreement. They’re just not bothering to reveal their conflicts of interest. More than 30 former State Department officials, envoys, military officers and White House national security advisers who served under both Republican and Democratic presidents signed a letter last month calling the trade agreement “a defining test for American political and economic leadership in the Asia-Pacific region” and urging members of Congress to give President Obama “fast-track” authority to speed its passage.Though the...
  • Kerry promotes Marie Harf to position of senior communications advisor

    05/27/2015 2:40:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Panorama ^ | May 27, 2015
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has promoted Marie Harf to be one of his top advisers, the Department of State said in a statement, Sputnik reports. [Snip] Kirby said Harf would continue working on communications strategy about the US nuclear talks with Iran, as well as other key issues.
  • Surprise: Most Clinton Foundation donors got larger weapons deals from Hillary’s State Department

    05/26/2015 10:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | AllahPundit
    Of 20 nations that donated to the Foundation, 17 had more robust weapons transactions in the three fiscal years that State was led by Hillary than in the last three years of the previous administration. How do you convince a president who got elected in 2008 on an anti-war platform repudiating warmongering cowboy George W. Bush to ramp up arms deals to unsavory regimes in the Middle East? Slipping a fat envelope into the Clinton slush fund’s collection box couldn’t hurt. And evidently didn’t.Personally, I’m pretty excited to have every foreign-policy transaction the United States engages in through 2020,...
  • The next narrative: “no smoking gun” in emails Hillary Clinton decided to release

    05/24/2015 6:27:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Ed Morrisey already highlighted some of the early news coming out of the first round of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department and there will no doubt be plenty more to come. But as the media covers these new “revelations” (such as they are) there seems to be a fresh narrative emerging. I noticed a few examples of this in the last 24 hours, one of them being the early morning show on CNN today, where weekend anchor Christie Paul was asking yet another guest for commentary about some of the Benghazi news which was showing up...
  • Scott Walker On The Dana Show 5-22-15

    05/22/2015 12:56:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    FM News Talk ^ | May 22, 2015 | Dana
    29:00 [click on picture then click on red dot to listen]
  • E-mails: Hillary knew that State Department asked YouTube to block anti-Muslim movie overseas

    05/22/2015 1:34:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2015 | AllahPundit
    Not that there was ever much doubt. Three days after the Benghazi attack, the White House admitted it had pressured Google and YouTube to yank “Innocence of Muslims” as some sort of terms-of-use violation. Google refused. A week after that, having failed to twist a major corporation’s arm into censoring a politically unhelpful bit of free speech on its behalf, the State Department started running ads in Pakistan denouncing the movie, in hopes that jihadi savages would be appeased by the show of national contrition and not target any more embassies. Also around this time, YouTube did agree to...
  • NYT: Trey Gowdy to subpoena Sid Blumenthal for Benghazi committee

    05/19/2015 9:39:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    To quote Wilford Brimley in Absence of Malice: “Wonderful thing, subpoenas.” Don’t set your DVR just yet, as this subpoena will serve as an “invitation” to a closed-door but transcribed hearing. Still, the move to collar longtime Clintonista Sid Blumenthal qualifies as a major development for the Benghazi Select Committee investigation: Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a Republican who is leading the congressional committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, plans to subpoena Mr. Blumenthal, 66, for a private transcribed interview.Mr. Gowdy’s chief interest, according to people briefed on the inquiry, is a series of memos that...
  • NYT: Banned from State Dep’t, Clinton Foundation crony advised Hillary on Libya anyway

    05/19/2015 9:35:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2015 | AllahPundit
    The crony in question is Sid Blumenthal, former White House advisor to Bill and longtime hatchet man for the pair. We already knew Blumenthal was running his own off-the-books intelligence operation for the Secretary of State. We also knew that he’d put a friend representing a pro-Putin pol in Georgia in touch with Hillary to lobby her on behalf of the Georgian opposition. And the reason we knew those things isn’t because Hillary Clinton voluntarily turned over Blumenthal’s communications to State as part of routine recordkeeping protocols. We know it because a hacker infiltrated Blumenthal’s e-mail account a few years...
  • Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew 10 Days in Advance:

    05/18/2015 3:37:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance. Rahman is known as the Blind Sheikh, and is serving life in prison for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terrorist acts. The new documents also provide...
  • Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al...

    05/18/2015 11:52:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 18, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance Administration knew three months before the November 2012 presidential election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq Administration knew of arms being shipped from Benghazi to Syria (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from theDepartment of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the...
  • Iraqi Nun Finally Granted Visa to Come to US and Advocate for Persecuted Back Home

    05/09/2015 10:52:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 9, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    State Department apparently reverses course on controversial decision. The Iraqi nun who was denied entry to the United States because, apparently, the State Department feared she would illiciltly overstay her visa has finally been granted one. Dominican Sister Diana Momeka will be joining a delegation that includes Yazidi and Turkmen Shia in mid-May. Nina Shea, a religious freedom advocate with the Hudson Institute, confirmed to National Review that Sister Diana will receive a visa. The nun is expected to testify before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, Nicholas Frankovich reported. Other details of her itinerary have not yet been set: Last week, American advocates...
  • State Department: Naah, we’re not interested in looking into Clinton Foundation donors

    05/08/2015 1:28:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Who can blame them? It took months just for Hillary Clinton to cough up the e-mails that should have gone through their system in the first place, and that happened only because of the probe by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Investigating the confluence of money and connections at the Clinton Foundation might take too much work, and the only evidence would have to come from the Clintons themselves. Besides, what difference at this point does it make, or something? The State Department said Thursday it has no plans to review previously undisclosed donations to a branch of...
  • Designer of 3-D-printed gun challenges feds to Constitutional duel

    05/07/2015 10:22:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07, 2015
    Cody Wilson had a vision to forward the digital revolution by creating the nation’s first firearm on a 3-D printer, and, taking a page from WikiLeaks, share the blueprints with the world via the Internet in what he called the “Wiki Weapons project.” Now he is suing the federal government in hopes of keeping his dream on target - and staying out of prison. Wilson was so taken with the idea, he dropped out of law school and designed "The Liberator," the nation’s first pistol built exclusively on a 3-D printer, consisting of 12 separate parts made from plastic and...
  • The Hill-Billy Cash Pump

    05/06/2015 2:03:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-6-15 | Janet Tassel
    Hillary Clinton: We knew her as a grim, charmless harridan; a pear-shaped harpy. Now, after reading Peter Schweizer's new book, Clinton Cash (HarperCollins, New York, May 2015), we see the ultimate Hillary, one of the world's truly scary women. Think Lady Macbeth, Messalina, Evita. Add Bill to the sordid picture and you have Bonnie and Clyde -- elected to high office, and lionized all over the world. We know about Hillary's thousands of missing e-mails and unaccountable donors. What may be less known is how the Clinton double-scam works. Take, first of all, the so-called Clinton Foundation, whose stated purpose...
  • State official: Clinton email practices 'not acceptable'

    05/06/2015 10:27:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 5-6-15 | Erica Werner
    A State Department assistant secretary said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did. Joyce Barr, the agency's chief freedom of information officer, made the comment under questioning from Republican senators who used a Senate Judiciary hearing on open records laws to attack Clinton over her email practices. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said that Clinton's approach amounted to a "premeditated and deliberate" attempt to avoid open records requirements.
  • United States Announces $68 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

    05/06/2015 6:43:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | May 6, 2015 | NA
    oday in Djibouti, Secretary Kerry announced the United States is providing more than $68 million to help humanitarian organizations meet the needs of nearly 16 million people in need of assistance in Yemen, including 300,000 newly internally displaced persons. The funds will support the activities of the World Food Program, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Children’s Fund, and other organizations, providing food, water, shelter, medical care, protection, and other assistance. With this announcement, U.S. funding for humanitarian assistance for Yemen in Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 now totals more than $188 million.
  • Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin’s emails now face disclosure lawsuit

    05/06/2015 3:43:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-5-15 | Stephan Dinan
    The emails of Huma Abedin, the top personal aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are now facing a disclosure lawsuit after the State Department failed to turn them over in response to an open-records request. Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that uses open-records laws to pry information loose, had filed a request to get a look at Ms. Abedin’s emails during her four years at the State Department. News outlets have reported that Ms. Abedin also used the private email server Mrs. Clinton set up to handle government business, but the status of her...
  • Obama blocks Iraqi nun from describing Christian persecution

    05/04/2015 2:37:36 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    A leading conservative is asking why the Obama State Department is barring a persecuted Iraqi nun from entry into the United States to share her message about the brutal treatment of Christians in her country. Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, writes in a National Review op-ed that Sister Diana Momeka is “an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS.
  • Canadian Charity’s Revenue Dropped Substantially the Year Hillary Clinton Resigned as SOS

    05/01/2015 8:23:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-29-15 | John Sexton
    A review of financial documents for the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada) shows the charity’s revenue dropped substantially in 2013, the year Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State. For the first time since it was registered to accept donations in 2007, CGEP spent more on salaries and office supplies in 2013 than it did on charitable giving. The NY Times revealed Wednesday that the Canadian charity collected about $33 million between 2008 and 2013 of which $25 million was passed across the border to the U.S. based Clinton Foundation. However there was a sharp drop in giving in 2013,...
  • State Department allowing Clinton Foundation to approve emails for release

    04/30/2015 12:27:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 30, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials began allowing the Clinton Foundation to review emails the government planned to release to Congress and Freedom of Information Act requesters in January 2014, prompting a process that has delayed the publication of agency records for months, according to the group pursuing the records. [Snip] "On top of the obstruction that is in no small measure criminal in nature — with the hiding, removal and destruction of records by Mrs. Clinton — they are sending these records out to the foundation that are the very subject of these public controversies," said Tom Fitton. Fitton is president of...
  • 181 Clinton Foundation donors who lobbied Hillary's State Department

    04/28/2015 8:52:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Vox ^ | 4-28-15 | Jonathan Allen
    The size and scope of the symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors is striking. At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place, according to a Vox analysis of foundation records and federal lobbying disclosures. The following chart shows entities that donated to the foundation and lobbied the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure. The totals include funding from both the corporate and charitable arms of listed companies (the Gates and Walton foundations are named to illustrate that point). The chart...