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  • The Stress of Victimhood Denial

    01/17/2017 6:33:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-17-2017 | MOTUS
    Thank goodness for our federal government, they can fix anything: The Department of State held workshops for agency employees struggling with the emotional stress of the Trump Transition in December, the Washington Free Beacon reports. – DC You can’t blame them, their poor employees had barely recovered from Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) when along comes this even more virulent strain, Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), that nearly every employee at State fell prey to. I’m sure they had plenty of diaper pins, Play Doh, coloring books and counselors on hand in their safe space to prevent staffers from doing harm to...
  • State Department Held Stress Workshops After Trump’s Win

    01/16/2017 2:56:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 64 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The State Department held stress management sessions following Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, providing employees tips for how to cope with change so they do not “become paralyzed by fear.” . . . The State Department’s Employee Consultation Service sponsored the stress management events. Workers were given excused absence from their work duties in order to attend the one-hour sessions.
  • State Department won't help Trump plan Israel policies

    01/06/2017 7:41:18 AM PST · by detective · 134 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/4/17 | Joel Gehrke
    President-elect Trump won't get any help from the State Department in implementing Israeli-relation policies opposed by President Obama before his inauguration. "The short answer is no," State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters. "You have one president at a time." Obama's team invoked that axiom to justify high-profile foreign policy actions in recent weeks, notably his decisions to sanction Russia over the election year cyberattacks and to allow the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israeli settlement construction. Kirby's statement extended that principle to barring any aid in helping the Trump team prepare to move the United States embassy to...
  • What Kerry Should Have Said

    12/30/2016 11:39:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dan Calic
    When Secretary of State John Kerry delivered his comprehensive statement on the Arab-Israel conflict in front of a safe audience at the State Department, he took over an hour to defend the decision of the United States to in essence allow passage of the recent UN anti-Israel resolution by abstaining from it, rather than adhering to the longstanding policy of the U.S. to veto such resolutions. The general thrust of his message was to chastise Israel for building “settlements” on land defined as “occupied Palestinian territory,” as the main obstacle preventing a two-state solution. In addition to focusing attention on...
  • Trump responds to sanctions against Russia, says it's time to 'move on'

    12/29/2016 6:28:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 29, 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday “it’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things” after the Obama administration issued sanctions against Russia for its alleged 2016 election hacking. “It's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,” Trump said in a written response released four hours after the announcement. “Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation." The Obama administration announced sanctions against Russia’s intelligence services, while...
  • Labor Secretary Tom Perez: Trump transition probes “illegal”

    12/27/2016 10:53:18 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    cbs.com ^ | 12/27/16 | Steve Dorsey
    Labor Secretary Tom Perez called presidential transition questions sent to government agencies like the Energy department, seeking to identify employees who worked on climate change, against the law. “Those questions have no place in a transition,” Perez said. “That is illegal.” Last week, President-Elect Trump’s transition team sent the State Department a memo requesting information on its “gender-related staffing, programming, and funding.” However, the document did not request specific names of employees working on those programs. “Will dedicated career people be targeted because they were doing the right work?” Perez said. He said he isn’t aware of any similar “blanket...
  • Obama State Dept: $350K For Campaign Infrastructure Used Against Netanyahu In Israel Election

    12/13/2016 8:43:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 12, 2016 | 2:52 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    According to the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), the State Department gave $349,276 in U.S. taxpayer-funded grants to a political group in Israel to build a campaign operation, which subsequently was used to try to influence Israelis to vote against conservative Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2015 election for prime minister. In the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report about the State Department’s action, Chairman Bob Portman (R-Ohio) said, “It is completely unacceptable that U.S. taxpayer dollars were used to build a political campaign infrastructure that was deployed — immediately after the grant ended — against the leader [Netanyahu]...
  • Tillerson picked as SOS, Recommended by James Baker and Robert Gates

    12/12/2016 8:15:33 PM PST · by nwrep · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Dec 12, 2016 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mr. Tillerson emerged as a contender on the strong recommendations of James A. Baker III, the secretary of state under President George Bush, and Robert M. Gates, the former defense secretary, according to a person briefed on the process. Mr. Kushner and Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, advocated strongly for Mr. Tillerson, and the president-elect became intrigued.
  • WH to Trump: Consult with State before talking to foreign leaders

    12/05/2016 12:45:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 125 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/5/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest encouraged President-elect Trump on Monday to take advantage of the "expertise and advice" of career diplomats at the State Department as the controversy surrounding the incoming president's recent call to Taiwan continues to boil over. "Whenever you are talking about the president-elect interacting with foreign leaders, it's incredibly important. It has profound consequences for our country and for our national interests around the world," Earnest said in response to a reporter's question about whether Trump is "winging" his discussions with foreign leaders. "Last week, we had some conversations about a conversation the president-elect had...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Court to Unseal Videos of Depositions in Hillary Clinton Email Case

    12/05/2016 2:44:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Decenber 5, 2016
    News Media Organizations Also on Record Supporting Public Release (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it filed a motion that seeks to unseal the audiovisual recordings of the depositions of top Clinton aides and State Department officials. The depositions come in connection with a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary Clinton ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)). Judicial Watch argues that “even though the election is over, the news media and the public continue to...
  • Naming a secretary of state

    12/04/2016 7:44:54 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | David Keene
    President-elect Donald Trump is having a heckuva time deciding on who to nominate as secretary of State. It began with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s insistence that he wanted and deserves the job as payback for the yeoman work he did for candidate Trump when many leading Republicans were, shall we say, less than enthusiastic in their support of his fellow New Yorker. The mayor is an up-front sort of fellow, but trying to force a new president’s hand as he did is not always the best approach for a cabinet wannabe who might have a hard time being...
  • Weekly Update: What Should Trump Do?

    12/03/2016 10:42:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 2, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    JW Asks Court to Find Government Misconduct in Clinton Email Scandal Trump Administration Should Investigate Clinton ScandalsNew Documents Show Clinton Conflicts of InterestTune In! — The First 100 Days: The Anti-Corruption Agenda JW Asks Court to Find Government Misconduct in Clinton Email Scandal The Clinton email scandal is more than about the conduct of Hillary Clinton. It is about the lawlessness of the Obama administration, especially the State Department. That’s why our Judicial Watch attorneys recently asked a federal court, on the grounds that the documents relate to government misconduct, to reject the State Department’s secrecy claims over certain...
  • Muslims in State Department, Defense Department, and CIA debate quitting

    12/01/2016 8:30:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2016 | Ed Straker
    Muslims working in the State Department, Defense Department, and intelligence agencies like the CIA wonder if, with the election of Donald Trump, they should quit their jobs. The employees are on edge about everything from retaining their security clearances to the possibility of discriminatory treatment under Trump, whose top aides include known peddlers of conspiracy theories about Islamists infiltrating the U.S. government. "I feel apprehensive," a Muslim intelligence official told POLITICO. "I fear that – whatever white power movement or equivalent all of a sudden feels empowered by the president-elect, whatever tidbits of that community make their way into...
  • The Obama Apologists Tour

    11/29/2016 7:00:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    As President Obama winds down his final term, his defenders are in a goal line stand defending his accomplishments to an increasingly critical audience. Obama failed to fundamentally transform the nation, resuscitate the economy, improve American standing abroad, slow the rise of the oceans, heal the planet, or even establish a convincing moral justification for trying. What’s left? One old standby, less in use now than a couple of years ago, is Obama’s ability to hand over to his successor a supposedly scandal-free administration. The other, more newly minted, is Obama’s supposedly similar ability to hand over a crisis-free America....
  • Weekly Update: Clinton Accountability Continues

    11/19/2016 9:52:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 18, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Obama IRS Official Admits Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’ Judicial Watch Goes to Court For Records about Exchange of GTMO Prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Clinton Accountability Goes Forward Obama IRS Official Admits Cincinnati Office Targeted Groups Based on ‘Guilt by Association’ We know now, right from the horse’s mouth, how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has targeted Tea Party and conservative groups during the Obama administration. In the notes of a top IRS official, written down during a 2011 interoffice meeting, we discovered that Cincinnati office agents were targeting organizations requesting tax-exempt status based...
  • Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Changed History

    11/11/2016 4:52:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 10, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Changes History The State Department Is Stalling Again on Clinton Documents Judicial Watch: Supreme Court to Overturn Maryland’s Gerrymander Happy Veterans Day Judicial Watch Changes History Donald Trump’s remarkable victory on Election Day is still sinking in. Judicial Watch supporters can take satisfaction that the American people resoundingly rejected Hillary Clinton corruption. Our work exposing her email had consequences. We did not do this work to prevent Hillary Clinton from winning the Oval Office; we did it to hold her, her aides, and her co-conspirators in the Obama administration accountable to the law. The corrupted leadership of the...
  • Benghazi guards turned on US diplomats in 2012 attack, sources say

    11/07/2016 1:06:52 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 5 replies
    Fox ^ | 11-7-16
    An obscure private firm hired by the State Department over internal objections to protect U.S. diplomats in Benghazi just months before the American ambassador and three others were killed was staffed with hastily recruited locals with terror ties who helped carry out the attack, multiple sources told Fox News. The explosive charge against Wales-based Blue Mountain Group comes from several sources, including an independent security specialist who has implemented training programs at U.S. Consulates around the world, including in Benghazi, where he trained a local militia that preceded Blue Mountain. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Blue...
  • ‘Must Act Immediately’: Clinton Charity Lawyer Told Execs They Were Breaking The Law

    11/05/2016 10:56:52 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    thedailycaller.com ^ | 11/5/16 | Mark Tapscott
    Only days before signing an agreement with President-elect Barack Obama in 2008, Clinton Foundation, officials got a blistering internal review saying the controversial charity “must act immediately to bring the foundation into compliance with the law and standards that govern not-for-profits …” The review pointed to a high-ranking but unnamed foundation executive who was “being paid by [fomer President Clinton], the government and the foundation” who “allowed the foundation to host what may have been (or may have been viewed as) a political event, apparently without official pre-approval from the foundation’s legal department and without regard, before the fact, to...
  • Hillary violated ethics agreement and accepted million-dollar secret donation to foundation

    11/05/2016 5:55:31 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Shortened title. Full title: Hillary violated ethics agreement and accepted million-dollar secret donation to foundation from Arab petrostate Hillary Clinton’s contempt for rules that apply to others could not be clearer. Thanks to Wikileaks, we now know that her ethics agreement with the State Department meant nothing.  As Jonathan Adams of Reuters explains: Clinton signed an ethics agreement governing her family's globe-straddling foundation in order to become secretary of state in 2009. The agreement was designed to increase transparency to avoid appearances that U.S. foreign policy could be swayed by wealthy donors.
  • Clinton Sent Classified Document to Daughter That State Department Has Identified as “Foreign Rel...

    11/04/2016 3:45:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 4, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Clinton Sent Classified Document to Daughter That State Department Has Identified as “Foreign Relations Activities… Including Confidential Sources” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the State Department’s release of 74 additional emails recovered by the FBI in its investigation of former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a non-state.gov email system. Included in the new documents was an email in which Clinton forwarded classified information to her daughter, Chelsea, at the unsecure email address dreynolds@clintonemail.com. Before releasing the heavily redacted email to Judicial Watch, the State Department marked it “B1.4(b)” and...
  • Huma Abedin's Felony

    11/04/2016 9:55:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Form OF-109 is essentially a separation agreement where State Department employees upon their departure certify that they have returned all government documents and materials in their possession. It is not clear whether Hillary Clinton ever signed an OF-109 or whether she was ever asked to, for one has never been found, but if Hillary Clinton signed one, she committed a felony. The Federal Records Act and the State Department’s own rules prohibits anyone from keeping official government emails on her personal server and destruction of records under subpoena also constitutes obstruction of justice. And if she signed form OF-109, which...
  • FBI finds emails related to Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure

    11/03/2016 4:13:16 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 101 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 3, 2016; 6:08 p.m.
    The FBI has found emails related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state on the laptop belonging to the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, according to a U.S. official. These emails, CBS News’ Andres Triay reports, are not duplicates of emails found on Secretary Clinton’s private server. At this point, however, it remains to be seen whether these emails are significant to the FBI’s investigation into Clinton. It is also not known how many relevant emails there are. In a letter to Congress last Friday, FBI Director James Comey indicated that the agency was taking steps to...
  • State releases 350 Clinton emails unearthed by FBI

    11/03/2016 1:06:20 PM PDT · by Hadean · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 3, 2016 | Katie Bo Williams
    The State Department on Thursday released 357 of the 15,000 Hillary Clinton emails uncovered by the FBI during its investigation into the former secretary of State’s personal email server. Many of the documents — comprising about 1,250 pages — are “near duplicates” of documents Clinton provided to the State Department in 2014 and have already been made public, according to the agency. A “near duplicate,” according to the agency, would include emails identical to previously released chains that were forwarded from Clinton to aides with the note, “Please print,” for example. The newly released documents are records of emails sent...
  • Wikileaks Exposes Collusion Between Clinton Campaign, State Department, And New York Times

    11/02/2016 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 17 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 2 Nov 2016 | Tyler Durden
    And the hits just keep on coming. At the same time as the latest Wikileaks email dump revealed an email sent from the gmail account of DOJ assistant attorney general, Peter Kadzik, to the gmail account of John Podesta, warning him of a FOIA case that would make it "a while before the State Department posts the [Hillary] emails", an off-the-record communication which the DOJ apparently had no complaints about, we learned of another coordinated, collusive event, this time involving not the Department of Justice, but the Secretary of State, the New York Times, and the Clinton campaign. In an...
  • Justice Department official tipped off Clinton campaign about email probe

    11/02/2016 6:29:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A top Justice Department official leaked information to the Clinton campaign about the legal case concerning Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, according to a new email released Wednesday by WikiLeaks that could further taint the administration’s claims of impartiality. Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik sent a heads-up to Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta in May 2015 letting him know the government was going to try to delay posting Mrs. Clinton’s secret emails until 2016. In the message, sent from his private account rather than his government-issued account, he also warned of a looming House hearing where he expected a Justice...
  • Bret Baier reports new emails found on laptop (Unknown classification)

    11/02/2016 4:34:40 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 103 replies
    Fox News | 11-2-16 | Bret Baier
  • Did Clinton's Email Negligence Lead to the Execution of an Iranian Defector?

    08/08/2016 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    In 2009, Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, traveled to Saudi Arabia, ostensibly to visit Muslim holy sites located in the Kingdom. Once there, he disappeared only to reappear later in some peculiar online rants, claiming to be residing in Virginia and alternatively, in Arizona, and expressing a desire to return to Iran. Amiri, who conducted nuclear research at the military affiliated Malek Ashtar University of Technology and worked for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, was said to possess a treasure trove of classified information on Iran’s illicit nuclear program. On his YouTube channel, he alleged that he was kidnapped by...
  • Pagliano Emails Detail Attempts to Hack Clinton Unsecure Email Server 10 Times in Two Days in Nov...

    11/01/2016 2:40:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 1, 2016
    Full title: Pagliano Emails Detail Attempts to Hack Clinton Unsecure Email Server 10 Times in Two Days in November 2010 – U.S. Secret Service Informed of Hacking Attempts Pagliano Warned Bill Clinton Aide Justin Cooper, ‘We’d Be Susceptible to Such an Attack’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents detailing repeated efforts to hack into the unsecure non-state.gov email system used by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November 2010. The hacks are detailed in email exchanges between State Department IT official Brian Pagliano and Bill Clinton aide Justin Cooper. The emails show the system...
  • Laptop in FBI's Weiner sexting case had 'state.gov,' Clinton-related emails, source say

    10/31/2016 1:04:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2016 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The source said an analysis of the metadata on Weiner’s computer has turned up “positive hits for state.gov and HRC emails,” which led Comey to revisit the FBI investigation into Clinton using a private email server system while secretary of state. A second law enforcement source confirmed the account. Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. He resigned from Congress in 2011, after a sexting scandal. That Clinton-related emails were on Weiner’s computer, which he purportedly shared with Abedin, was reported first by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Boom! Evidence U.S. Bribed Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood?

    08/23/2013 3:16:34 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 26 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/23/13 | Walid Shoebat
    Egypt’s Attorney General Hisham Barakat is looking into evidence that arrested Muslim Brotherhood leaders accepted bribes from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, according to a report from Almesryoon, an Egyptian newspaper that cites a “judicial source”. The trials that are scheduled to begin in Cairo on August 25th will feature a litany of charges against the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Included among them are murders, assassinations, prison escapes, sniping, indiscriminate killing of demonstrators, and collaborating with foreign governments, to include both the United States and Qatar. Evidence we have obtained lends credibility to the charges of “gifts (bribes) being taken in...
  • Exposed: Hillary TOLD Islamic Terrorists Where To Kill Ambassador Chris Stevens!

    10/30/2016 5:58:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 93 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | October 30, 2016 | Kosar
    Hillary Clinton’s email scandal gets worse by the day. Already the subject of a criminal FBI investigation, it’s clear that Hillary’s biggest problem isn’t Bernie Sanders… it’s a life-long prison sentence! After fighting the release for months, new emails reveal that Hillary Clinton used her private home server to transmit classified details of exactly where American Ambassador Chris Stevens was before the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Because her emails could have been easily intercepted by foreign entities, Hillary Clinton likely handed over details of his location to Islamic terrorist killers. This is horrible… The email was actually first released...
  • Weekly Update: Clinton Email Crimes?

    10/29/2016 10:56:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 28, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes the Fifth U.S. Spends Millions on “Green Bus Corridor” in Mexico, “Bicycle Highway” in Colombia Judicial Watch Will Monitor Virginia Polls on Election DaySpecial Report: Clinton’s Pay to Play Scheme Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes the Fifth The bureaucrats Hillary Clinton worked with at State still are withholding what they know about her illicit email practices. You can see that in the deposition transcript of John Bentel, the State Department’s former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat, who was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes Fifth Amendment During Deposition

    10/29/2016 7:21:12 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2016
    Shortened title. Full title: Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes Fifth Amendment During Judicial Watch Deposition Judicial Watch announced today that another witness in the Clinton email matter asserted his Fifth Amendment rights during a Judicial Watch deposition today.   The deposition of John Bentel, the State Department’s former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-IRM”), was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan.  S/ES-IRM is the office that handles information technology for the Office of the Secretary.  Mr. Bentel answered over 90 questions with “On advice from my legal counsel, I decline to answer the...
  • Hillary Did Not Disclose ‘Expensive Gifts’ in Violation of Ethics in Government Act

    10/28/2016 3:01:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 28, 2016 | Peter Flaherty
    In a 2011 memo published by Wikileaks, Clinton underling Doug Band described how he secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in free travel and gifts for Bill Clinton and his family. While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton did not disclose any gifts or free travel, as required. The gifts were first reported by Alana Goodman in the Daily Mail: ‘In support of the President’s for-profit activity, we also have solicited and obtained, as appropriate, in-kind services for the President and his family – for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like,’ wrote Band in the Nov. 16, 2011 memo...
  • Clinton Inc. — Still More Clinton Foundation Sleaze Exposed

    10/28/2016 9:51:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-28-16 | Editorial
    Scandal: Hillary Clinton must be glad the election is only 11 days away, because every day we learn more about the depth of sleaze and corruption of the Clinton Foundation. The Foundation has been under suspicion for more than a year for being a "pay to play" operation while Hillary was Secretary of State, in which governments and big wigs gave money to the Clinton's charity in exchange for access or favors from the State Department. One of the defenses mounted against such criticisms is that the Clinton's never personally benefitted from the Clinton Foundation. "They get no money from...
  • Clinton's State Department spent $5.4 million on 'crystal stemware'

    10/28/2016 8:31:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 69 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-27-16 | Sarah Westwood
    Hillary Clinton's State Department spent millions of taxpayer dollars on lavish goods and frivolous initiatives, such as a $5.4 million "no-bid contract for crystal stemware" and $630,000 to "increase Facebook likes on four State Department pages." The expenditures appeared in a 21-page memo, prepared by the Republican National Committee, that documented the financial mismanagement that occurred at the State Department under Clinton's watch. While wasteful spending is a familiar find at most federal agencies, Clinton presided over particularly expensive unsuccessful reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her agency spent more than $600 million on failed projects in those two countries...
  • Trump Speech on Clinton’s Lavish State Department Spending…($216,000 for party planner +)

    10/28/2016 6:15:49 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 28 Oct 16 | Sundance
    Now, in another new report, we are learning that Hillary Clinton’s State Department wasted hundreds of millions of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars on a wild spending binge. Here are some of the shocking revelations about Hillary’s spending habits. These are all State Department expenditures during her tenure: –$5.4 million on a no-bid contract for Crystal Stemware –$167.5 million on cost overruns at the Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan –Over $200 million on mostly unused police training facilities in Iraq –$79,000 to buy copies of President Obama’s books –$53,000 to polish marble at the Brazilian Embassy –$630,000 to try to make State...
  • Podesta relative earned six-figure fees lobbying Clinton's State Dept. during his tenure there

    10/27/2016 4:18:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 27, 2016 | James Rosen
    EXCLUSIVE: Amid the tumult of the 2016 presidential campaign, John Podesta is best known as Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and the individual from whose private account WikiLeaks is presently publishing some 50,000 hacked emails. Released in daily batches, these documents have laid bare the inner workings and tensions of the Clinton campaign in an unprecedented way, while also offering insights into the operations of the Clinton Foundation and the State Department in the years when Clinton, now the Democratic presidential nominee, served as secretary of state. At that time, when Clinton was traveling to a record number of foreign countries,...
  • Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes Fifth Amendment During Judicial Watch Dep...

    10/24/2016 10:46:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 24, 2016
    Full title: Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes Fifth Amendment During Judicial Watch Deposition (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that another witness in the Clinton email matter asserted his Fifth Amendment rights during a Judicial Watch deposition today. The deposition of John Bentel, the State Department’s former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-IRM”), was ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. S/ES-IRM is the office that handles information technology for the Office of the Secretary. Mr. Bentel answered over 90 questions with “On advice from my legal counsel, I decline...
  • Wikileaks: Claire McCaskill (Dem Congress) calls Podesta at home over HRC emails?

    10/23/2016 6:52:58 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 23 2016 | released by WIkileaks
    From:mfisher@hillaryclinton.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-10-06 19:20 Subject: VMs: 1 New (OBE from Tony) (snip) > *Claire McCaskill* > Give me a call back at your convenient on my cell or at home. Got some > info about the state department IG. You guys should digest and figure out > what if anything we can do. > Yesterday at 8:58 pm > *Cell:* (314) xxx-xxxx > *Home:* (202) xxx-xxxx (snip)
  • Rasmussen Poll: Most Voters Say Clinton Should Have Been Indicted

    10/21/2016 11:45:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 21 Oct 2016 05:55 PM | Joe Crowe
    Most voters say that Hillary Clinton should have been indicted over her mishandling of classified information when she was secretary of state, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll. In the poll, voters said: The FBI should have sought a criminal indictment: 53 percent;The FBI made the right decision not to seek one: 39 percent.A large portion of voters believe that Clinton’s issues with classified information are an important factor in whom they choose for president. …
  • 1,000 Clinton-Petraeus emails missing from records sent to State, FBI files show

    10/21/2016 2:29:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    Roughly 1,000 emails between Hillary Clinton and Gen. David Petraeus were thought to be missing from the 30,000 emails provided by Clinton’s team to the State Department in December 2014, according to the newly released FBI investigative files. Additional documents obtained through a federal lawsuit by Judicial Watch show Clinton had directed Petraeus to send her emails at her personal address, which was used for all government work during her tenure as secretary of state. In a heavily redacted FBI interview summary from Aug. 17, 2015, a State Department employee from the Office of Information and Programs and Services (IPS),...
  • Hillary: All 17 of our security agencies say that Russia hacked our national computer systems

    10/19/2016 8:42:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies
    Why in the hell do we have 17 security agencies? With all of these security agencies guarding us, how in the hell did Russia (or anyone else) break in to our government servers? Are these agencies incompetent or what? And in particular, why was our state department's servers so vulnerable to hackers? Is this a sample of how a president Hillary will secure our nation's secrets?
  • House Dem on ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Emails: Maybe FBI or State Dept Employee’s Conduct ‘Should Be Looked At’

    10/18/2016 11:29:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Oct 18, 2016 | Chandler Gill
    House Dem on ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Emails: Maybe FBI or State Dept Employee’s Conduct ‘Should Be Looked At’ BY: Chandler Gill October 18, 2016 10:02 am Rep. Jerrod Nadler (D., N.Y.) told CNN’s Aliysn Camerota on Tuesday that the alleged “quid pro quo” conversation between the State Department and FBI regarding the classification of one of Hillary Clinton’s private emails may mean that the conduct of those involved “should be looked at.” “Now, does this mean that maybe the conduct of one of the people involved in the FBI or in the State Department should be looked at?” Nadler asked....
  • State Department tried to bribe FBI to unclassify Clinton emails

    10/17/2016 9:52:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/18/16 | Daniel Halper, Marisa Schultz and Bob Fredericks
    A top State Department official offered a “quid pro quo” to an FBI investigator to declassify an e-mail from Hillary Clinton’s private server in exchange for allowing the bureau to operate in countries where it was banned, stunning new documents revealed Monday. The FBI documents show that Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy pitched the deal to the unnamed agent, allegedly as part of an effort to back up Clinton’s claim that she did not send or receive classified documents on the server in her Westchester home. “[Redacted] indicated he had been contacted by [Kennedy], Undersecretary of State, who had asked...
  • Howard Dean: ‘Somebody’ Made FBI Quid Pro Quo Docs Up, ‘Not One’ Hillary Scandal Has Been Proved

    10/17/2016 4:54:21 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10-17-16
    On Monday’s broadcast of “MSNBC Live,” former Governor Howard Dean (D-VT) responded to documents alleging the State Department had an email on Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s server unclassified in a quid pro quo with the FBI by arguing “somebody made this up.” He further argued, “Not one single scandal that Hillary Clinton’s been…accused of has ever, ever been proved.” Dean said, “This sounds like nothing. Who’s saying this? This is nothing. This is the last batch — couple of batches of emails have revealed exactly nothing. Now who is pushing this notion that there was...
  • Hillary stole State Department furniture

    10/17/2016 10:31:46 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 92 replies
    FBI 302a ^ | 10/17/2016 | FBI
    Early in CLINTON's tenure as Secretary of State, she and her staff were observed removing lamps and furniture from the State Department which were transported to her residence in Washington, D.C. [REDACTED] does not know whether these items were ever returned to the government upon CLINTON's departure from the State Department.
  • Bloomberg eyed Sec'y of State position in Clinton's cabinet, latest release of hacked emails reveals

    10/15/2016 4:45:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Laura Bult
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg had his sights set on being Hillary Clinton’s Secretary of State, emails from the latest WikiLeaks release reveal. WikiLeaks published a new batch of hacked Clinton campaign emails on Saturday which includes a June 3 exchange between Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson and Clinton surrogate Neera Tanden about whether the former mayor would launch a presidential bid. Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, emailed Wolfson a Twitter link to an article titled “NY Dems push Bloomberg to run for president” and asked him “What is up.” Wolfson quickly shut down hearsay that Bloomberg would launch...
  • New FBI files contain allegations of 'quid pro quo' in Clinton's emails (UNBELIEVABLE)

    10/15/2016 5:13:42 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    FBI interview summaries and notes, provided late Friday to the House Government Oversight and Intelligence Committees, contain allegations of a "quid pro quo" between a senior State Department executive and FBI agents during the Hillary Clinton email investigation, two congressional sources told Fox News. In return for altering the classification, the possibility of additional slots for the FBI at missions overseas was discussed,” Chaffetz said. As Fox News previously reported, interviews released earlier this month, known as 302s, reveal the serious allegation that Kennedy applied pressure to subordinates to change classified email codes so they would be shielded from Congress...
  • Clinton’s Pardons for Pedophiles: No crime too horrific that a large donation won’t solve.

    10/24/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Office of the Inspector General of the State Department found in its latest investigation that Clinton aides had “created an appearance of undue influence and favoritism” in a number of cases including that of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The investigation is largely a whitewash. There is no mention of the fact that one whistleblower related to the case, Richard Higbie, had his emails deleted by a hacker. Or that the main whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, was harassed at home and had her law firm burgled.It goes almost without saying that Richard Nixon went down for much less than that.There is also...