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  • Kerry promotes Marie Harf to position of senior communications advisor

    05/27/2015 2:40:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 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 · 15 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...
  • Goldman Paid Bill Clinton $200,000 For Speech Before Bank Lobbied Hillary Clinton

    04/28/2015 2:09:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 4-28-15 | David Sirota & Andrew Perez
    Goldman Sachs paid former President Bill Clinton $200,000 to deliver a speech in the spring of 2011, several months before the investment banking giant began lobbying the State Department, then headed by Hillary Clinton, federal records reviewed by International Business Times show. Goldman’s objective in lobbying the State Department could not be immediately discerned. The lobbying disclosure filings note only that Goldman sought to “monitor deficit reduction issues” -- specifically, a bill known as the Budget Control Act -- and the bank declined to answer questions about the precise nature of its interests Three days after Bill Clinton accepted Goldman’s...
  • Listening to the Tick Tock of the Hillary Crook Clock

    04/24/2015 7:17:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    The DiploMad 2.0 ^ | April 24, 2015 | W. Lewis Amselem
    [SNIP]...What more can one say about events? I am not Nostradamus, but I must say that going back over my work of posts, I think this little blog has called developments pretty accurately. Of course, I admit, it wasn't too hard. The Obama disaster at home and abroad was foreseeable from Day One of The One. Now we see a new disaster befalling our beloved but increasingly ragged Republic. The Hillary candidacy. You don't need me to summarize or link to the growing pile of stories about the corruptness and general sleaziness of the Ex-FLOTUS and her charming rogue of...
  • Many Clinton charity donors also got State Department awards under Hillay

    04/24/2015 3:58:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    Twenty-two of the 37 corporations nominated for a prestigious State Department award — and six of the eight ultimate winners — while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State were also donors to the Clinton family foundation. The published donor records of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation don't give exact dates or amounts of its contributors, but it is possible to create a general timeline for when many of the corporations donated and when they were either nominated or selected for the award. Silicon Valley giant Cisco was the biggest foundation contributor nominated in 2009, giving the Clinton charity...
  • Officials: Ex-Pentagon spokesman to move to State Department

    04/23/2015 10:05:45 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Big Story - AP ^ | April 23, 2015 | Matthew Lee
    Former Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby will retire from the military and move to the State Department to be that agency's new public face, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Secretary of State John Kerry tapped Kirby to be the department's spokesman because of his deep experience and knowledge of international issues and the fact that he is widely seen as a non-political face, the officials said. Kirby will replace Jen Psaki, a former spokeswoman for President Barack Obama's presidential campaign, who left the State Department last month to become White House communications director...[SNIP]...The officials said acting State Department spokeswoman Marie...
  • Hillary’s Next Scandal to Break Soon…Passenger Lists of Her Flights Ordered Released by Judge

    03/14/2015 4:19:50 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 108 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 3/14/2015 | Steven Ahle
    Hillary’s ride to 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue just got bumpier. A judge on Friday ordered the State Department to turn over passenger manifests to Citizens United as a result of a FOIA request that State had ignored. The quick ruling appears to show that judges patience for stonewalling by the Obama administration has reached it’s limit and they no longer feel like giving them the benefit of a doubt. Those manifests could bury Hillary 2016 before it even starts. There seems to be a connection between donors to the Clinton Foundation and contracts from foreign countries receiving favorable treatment from the...
  • Congratulations, Marie Harf!

    04/22/2015 4:07:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/22/15 | Thomas Lifson
    At the tender age of 33, Marie Harf has attained a special kind of immortality, joining a list of luminaries (for instance, Thomas Crapper) whose names have become verbs. The Urban Dictionary has now listed “Harfing” as a verb: Harfing To say or assert something so patently stupid and preposterous as to generate widespread mockery. Named in honor of State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf. The State Department Spokesperson was harfing on about how Islamic State jihadists only needed job opportunities in order to give up their evil ways. And yesterday, Marie gave us another example:
  • U.S. State Department to train journalists in India

    04/20/2015 9:23:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/15 | Judi Mcleod
    ‘Liars like Us’ J School: Heads up to the unsuspecting people of India: The liars of the U.S. State Department have taken it upon themselves to teach “ethics” to your nation’s upcoming journalists. Don’t get caught up in the controversy that it “has even proposed appropriating the name of Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” as a title for the course. It’s not the name of the course, that could just as easily be called “Liars like us”, but what the course is teaching that’s the clear and present danger:
  • Huma Abedin’s job arrangement under Hillary investigated by State Dept. IG

    04/14/2015 9:29:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/14/2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department’s inspector general has agreed to investigate the program that allowed former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to hire one of her key advisors, Huma Abedin, for government work even as she was also employed by a private firm, a senator revealed Friday. Inspector General Steve A. Linick also said he wasn’t aware of Mrs. Clinton’s or Ms. Abedin’s use of a non-government email account to conduct official business, and said that’s generally been frowned upon at the department. He pointed to a 2012 report that instructed an embassy to stop using a commercial email system as evidence. And...
  • Clinton Covered Up Ambassador’s Pedophilia

    04/12/2015 5:19:32 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 33 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 11, 2013 | Kris Zane
    U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman routinely ditched his security detail in Brussels and solicited prostitutes—this according to a suppressed Inspector General report. Further, Gutman was alleged to have been engaged in pedophilia—sex with children. When agents discovered that Howard Gutman was having sex with children—underage prostitutes—it was allowed to continue for months! Why? It proved to be too damaging to the State Department. It proved to be too damaging to Hillary Clinton, slated by the Democrat party to run for President in 2016.
  • Huma Abedin's job arrangement under Hillary Clinton investigated by State Dept. IG

    04/10/2015 12:41:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-10-15 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department’s inspector general has agreed to investigate the program that allowed former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to hire one of her key advisors, Huma Abedin, for government work even as she was also employed by a private firm, a senator revealed Friday. Inspector General Steve A. Linick also said he wasn’t aware of Mrs. Clinton’s or Ms. Abedin’s use of a non-government email account to conduct official business, and said that’s generally been frowned upon at the department. He pointed to a 2012 report that instructed an embassy to stop using a commercial email system as evidence. And...
  • Gov’t program would fly in Central American children to join parents in US (Great Video)

    04/04/2015 11:17:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2015 | Peter Doocy
    Great 2 minute Video: WH trying to bring more Central American immigrants to US? Images of unaccompanied children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border defined the immigration crisis last summer. Now, the federal government is intervening so these children won’t have to make that trek -– they’ll get to fly into the U.S. instead. For free. A new State Department and Department of Homeland Security program seeks to stop the surge of immigrant children from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador at the southern border by giving their U.S.-based parents the option to apply to have their kids picked up and put...
  • Why Two States West of the Jordan?

    04/04/2015 6:44:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison. It’s a phrase endlessly repeated since 1989. It’s been on the lips of Western diplomats, especially our own State Department types, for a quarter century: “Two-State Solution.” We must have a Roadmap to Peace and that destination must embrace a state for the Israelis and a state for the Arabs of Palestine. Anyone who questions that formulation is in danger of being marginalized. How can you oppose what Secretaries of State of both great American political parties have embraced? How can you say there are any people on earth who are...
  • Release of Americans Not in Iran Deal; State Dept. Says ‘Their Freedom Should Not be Tied’ to Talks

    04/03/2015 7:32:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/03/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    A State Department official told PJM today that U.S. demands for the return of three Americans held by Iran and one missing in Iran are not in the framework nuclear agreement.In fact, the administration intends on keeping the return of the U.S. citizens separate from any deal, even though it says their cases have been brought up on the sidelines of the talks.Decorated Marine veteran Amir Hekmati was seized while visiting extended family for the first time in August 2011. Saeed Abedini was convicted in January 2013 for establishing Christian house churches. Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been...
  • DHS Launches “Family Reunification,” Refugee Program for Central Americans (Outrageous)

    04/01/2015 11:28:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 1, 2015
    To facilitate the often treacherous process of entering the United States illegally through the southern border, the Obama administration is offering free transportation from three Central American countries and a special refugee/parole program with “resettlement assistance” and permanent residency. Under the new initiative the administration has rebranded the official name it originally assigned to the droves of illegal immigrant minors who continue sneaking into the U.S. They’re no longer known as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), a term that evidently was offensive and not politically correct enough for the powerful open borders movement. The new arrivals will be officially known as...
  • State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

    03/31/2015 5:19:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/31/15 | Jack Gillum - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject. She asks for a phone call in one, a phone number in another. She seeks advice on .. information leaks, and accidentally replies .. about decorations. The messages also reveal Clinton used an iPad to email while secretary of state .. The four emails were obtained by The Associated Press under a 2013 Freedom of Information Act request ..
  • Leaked Message Demonstrates How Email Scandal Could Get Worse for Hillary Clinton

    03/30/2015 11:38:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    <p>Hillary Clinton isn't accused of doing anything illegal in the Gawker stories. And Blumenthal's advocacy appears to have been pretty tame, consisting of passing on the statements of a third individual who, it was acknowledged openly, worked for Ivanishvili. But the White House, as Gawker notes, had rejected Clinton's efforts to hire Blumenthal in an official capacity. So you have the Secretary of State using an off-books email account to discuss national policy with someone who wasn't a government employee, was known to be disliked by the president's staff, and who might have been violating an actual law by participating in the conversation. That's probably not something Clinton is going to brag about in campaign commercials. It's also exactly the kind of foreign entanglement that critics have warned she is susceptible to—of being unduly influenced by financial connections, via the Clinton Foundation, to foreign interests. Blumenthal is a longtime Clinton-family ally and appears to have described himself as an adviser to the Clinton Foundation on more than one occasion.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton and the Spoliation of evidence. Charge her Trey Gowdy.

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

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

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

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

    03/18/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my column on the plea agreement the Obama Justice Department allowed David Petreaus to enter after it was discovered that he mishandled classified information, I noted that he had been required to sign a separation agreement when he left the CIA. It is called a “Security Exit Form” and is obviously the CIA version of the State Department departure form described in Jim’s post (and linked in Shannen’s column) that Secretary Clinton should have signed upon leaving government service. The prosecutors’ outline of the evidence against Petraeus includes the following (at pages 11-12, paragraph 27): [O]n or about November...
  • Netanyahu wins Israel election despite Obama’s best efforts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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