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  • State Department has 2,800 emails Clinton never turned over

    09/23/2016 9:19:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department said Friday it likely has more than 2,800 new emails former Secretary Hillary Clinton never turned over but that were recovered by the FBI, and will begin releasing then in batches beginning next month. But only a small percentage will be processed before the election, the department said in court, arguing its resources are stretched too thin to get them done. All told, the FBI turned over 15,171 emails it recovered that involved Mrs. Clinton, and of those about 60 percent have been deemed purely personal. That leaves some 5,600 that are work-related, but based on a...
  • Bill Clinton admits: 'Maybe' some donated money to influence State Dept.

    09/19/2016 11:20:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    Bill Clinton on Sunday acknowledged that some of the donors to the Clinton Foundation likely made those donations in order to influence foreign policy, when Hillary Clinton led the State Department. But in a Sunday interview with NPR, Clinton insisted that the donations never influenced policy.
  • Muslim Population in Latin America Grows 25% Amid Radicalization Concerns

    08/24/2016 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | August 24, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    Islam had an estimated 3 million adherents in Latin America and the Caribbean as of the end of last year, marking an increase of nearly 25 percent from the 2.3 million who were residing there in 2010, a Breitbart News analysis of U.S. Department of State (DoS) data shows. Among the Muslims in the region are people who emigrated from Muslim majority countries – including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, and Pakistan – and locals who converted. Most of them are recent migrants and descendants of those who made the journey years and even generations ago, namely Palestinians, among others....
  • State Dept. Warns: Iran Seeking to Capture U.S. Citizens

    08/22/2016 2:43:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/22/2016 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department issued a warning on Monday urging U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Iran, which has made the detention of American a priority. The latest travel advisory, which emphasizes Iran’s desire to capture U.S. citizens, comes on the heels of a growing scandal over the Obama administration’s decision to pay Iran $400 million in cash on the same day that it freed several U.S. hostages. The payment has been cast by lawmakers and others as a ransom payment and prompted increasing concern among U.S. officials that Iran is making arresting Americans a priority. The travel warning is mean...
  • US State Dept. finally cites PA anti-Semitism (i.e Palestinian Authority)

    08/21/2016 10:32:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 21/08/16 16:52 | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    The US State Department has finally called out the anti-Semitism of the Palestinian Authority, in its newly-released annual report on international religious freedom. The new report indicated that official Palestinian Authority media “carried religiously intolerant material” in its television programs that “denied a historical Jewish presence in Jerusalem” or referred to Jews as “evil.” […] In addition, this year’s report dropped claims that the PA was actively working to prevent anti-Semitic hate-speech. According to JNS, the State Department had previously asserted that the PA worked to “prevent […] sermons with intolerant or anti-Semitic messages.” …
  • State Dept.: 'No Evidence' That 'Deliberately Edited' Videotape Was Meant to Conceal Information

    08/20/2016 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 19, 2016 | 7:00 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The U.S. State Department on Thursday said there is “no evidence” that a “deliberately edited” videotape of its Dec. 2, 2013 State Department briefing was intended to “conceal information from the public,” even though someone requested the edit. Spokesman John Kirby said a months-long internal investigation was unable to identify the person who asked for the edit: “And while the technician recalls receiving a phone call requesting the edit, there is no evidence to indicate who might’ve placed that call or why.” Kirby also said even if the video was edited with the intent to conceal, “There was no policy...
  • Dep. of State: Indonesia Attacks Gays, But Maintains 'Strong Ties' With U.S.

    08/16/2016 5:10:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    Liberals will always say that they truly care about the LGBT community, but do they really?  The Department of State released a statement on Monday sending its “sincerest regards” to Indonesia, a predominantly Mulsim country, on its 71st Independence Day. The press release stated: On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is with great pleasure that I send my sincerest regards to the people of Indonesia on the 71st anniversary of your independence this August 17. Deeply rooted in the democratic values and respect for civil society that our peoples share, the ties between our nations have never...
  • Senator Rand Paul Discusses Potential For Clinton Indictment Based on WikiLeaks Claim

    08/13/2016 10:08:14 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 123 replies
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/ ^ | August 13, 2016 | sundance
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has stated his organization believes they are in possession of emails which prove Hillary Clinton was aware of the transfer of weapons from Libya, through Turkey, into Syria. If Assange is accurate, the prior congressional testimony of Clinton becomes another example of her deception and fraud. Rand Paul discusses at the end of this interview segment To understand the scope of the potential behind the WikiLeaks Assange information, it’s critical to understand the facts in/around Libya and Syria in 2011, 2012 through today. The specifics are outlined in the updated Benghazi Brief. The “Benghazi Brief” remains...
  • Reporters Confront State Dept Spox Over Clinton Foundation

    08/11/2016 12:48:32 PM PDT · by CapitalistCrusader · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/11/2016 | None
    A newly released State Department email features Clinton Foundation-related requests, raising potential ethical issues about the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton‘s four years as Secretary of State. So that’s what a bunch of reporters confronted State spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau about yesterday.
  • State Dept Spent $185,000 for One Piece of 'Fiber' Artwork

    08/03/2016 7:48:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 3, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The piece is made up of 98 balls of thread. "Rather than a sense of constriction, the various sized pieces are like precious small gifts, hiding happy mysteries," writes the art blog "Studio and Garden." "Lares and Penates are Roman deities who protected the household. We might see these small pieces as votive objects, made with a kind of prayerful attention in the repetitive motions of wrapping." The piece was purchased for the New Embassy Compound in Islamabad, which was completed last summer. The $699 million embassy was built using "green construction techniques," uses low-flow faucets, and is "fully compliant"...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Completed No Security Briefings Or Courses At State Dept

    08/02/2016 6:46:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/1/2016 | Richard Pollock
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton completed no security briefings or courses on the proper handling of classified materials and how to conduct secure communications while at the Department of State, according to new Obama administration legal filings before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The surprise admission was released late Friday and could reignite the controversy over Clinton’s “careless” handling of classified materials as asserted by FBI Director James Comey, which has already been a central part of the presidential race. The revelation also could renew calls for the Department of State to strip her of...
  • Petition to Remove Air Conditioning From State Dept. Gets over 33k Signatures

    07/29/2016 8:20:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2016 | 2:56 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Change.org is hosting an online petition calling for the removal of air conditioning from U.S. State Department property, following Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments that climate change is as dangerous, if not more, than threats from ISIS. As of the time of this publication 33,576 supporters have signed the petition, which, according to the site, will be delivered to President Barack Obama. …
  • Hillary to Be Nominated while under State Department Investigation

    07/22/2016 10:56:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Only a Trump Justice Department can put Hillary behind bars. ‘Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!”Republicans convened in Cleveland this week and rhythmically chanted for the incarceration of Hillary Clinton, the candidate the Democrats will nominate for president next week in Philadelphia. Some pundits found the Republicans’ new slogan harsh and extreme. But who are the real extremists here? In what must be a historical first, Democrats are about to anoint a contender for the White House who faces at least four federal investigations and a serious, private anti-corruption lawsuit. Even after the Watergate break-in, Richard Nixon’s...
  • Kerry Proves He’s Not Up to His Job

    04/23/2013 6:52:33 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 4-23-2013 | Michael Reagan
    One of the larger drawbacks to having John Kerry as secretary of state is his inane statements now have worldwide impact, instead of being limited to a domestic audience as was the case previously. Even worse, what he says now can cause real damage, while as a senator Kerry’s bloviating was relatively harmless since he was part of large collection of publicity-seeking bloviators. Kerry’s latest occurred last Sunday when he compared the jihadists trying to break Israel’s Gaza blockade aboard the Mavi Marmara with the victims of the Boston bombing. .... Israeli commandos were lowered to the deck from a...
  • State Department Purged Emails About Secret Anti-Netanyahu Campaign

    07/12/2016 1:19:52 PM PDT · by upchuck · 37 replies
    freebeacon ^ | July 12, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    A State Department official deleted emails that included information about a secret campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the country’s last election, according to a Senate investigatory committee that determined the Obama administration transferred tax funds to anti-Netanyahu groups. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations disclosed in a massive report on Tuesday that the Obama administration provided U.S. taxpayer dollars to the OneVoice Movement, a liberal group that waged a clandestine campaign to smear and oust Netanyahu from office.OneVoice, which was awarded $465,000 in U.S. grants through 2014, has been under congressional investigation since 2015, when it was...
  • Cameras Catch break in at Whistleblower's law firm

    07/07/2013 5:02:23 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 114 replies
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | July 7,2013 | John Hudson
    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm's file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department's Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and...
  • Dawud Walid, the Quran and Jews

    06/06/2012 11:54:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    front page magazine ^ | Jun 5th, 2012 | Daniel E. Rogell
    The Council of American Islamic Relations [CAIR] may tout itself as an “organization that challenges stereotypes of Islam and Muslims,” and as group that was formed “to challenge anti-Muslim discrimination nationwide.” But in fighting the good fight against hate, at least one of its regional leaders demonizes Jews as the source of Muslims’ problems. “Who are those who incurred the wrath of Allah?” CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid asked in a May 25 sermon at the Islamic Organization of North America mosque in Warren, Mich. “They are the Jews, they are the Jews,” he answered himself in Arabic. Aside from...
  • State Department reopens Clinton emails probe

    07/07/2016 4:28:47 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/7/2016 | Associated Press
    DEVELOPING: The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides. Spokesman John Kirby says the emails probe is restarting now that the Justice Department isn't pursuing a criminal prosecution. The State Department suspended its review in April to avoid interfering with the FBI's inquiry. Kirby set no deadline for the investigation's completion.
  • John Kerry: 'We Are Not Frozen in a Nightmare'

    07/01/2016 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Atlantic, the ^ | 28 June 2016 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Defending the Obama Administration’s geopolitical record, the secretary of state laid out a vision of an America that is globalist, engaged, and deeply interventionist. ___ Amid tumult in world affairs, with a deadly attack on an airport in Istanbul, Turkey, EU countries grappling with Britain’s impending exit, and an ongoing war against ISIS, Secretary of State John Kerry sought to reassure an Aspen audience Tuesday that “the world is not witnessing global gridlock. We are not frozen in a nightmare. Where we are engaged with a clear strategy, using our power thoughtfully, we are making progress, most places.” There are...
  • Obama nominates CIA watchdog to fill long vacancy

    06/16/2016 7:47:43 PM PDT · by Fedora · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2016 | Julian Hattern
    President Obama on Thursday nominated a former CIA officer and longtime lawyer who examined missteps in U.S. intelligence to be the spy agency’s next inspector general, hoping to fill a position at the watchdog office that’s been vacant for more than a year. If confirmed by the Senate, Shirley Woodward would fill the role left empty since David Buckley stepped down from in January 2015, on the heels of a landmark determination that CIA officials had gained unauthorized access to Senate computer files. Lawmakers called the episode a potential violation of constitutional separation of powers, and the spat led to...
  • Orlando Killer's Father Blames The Nightclub For His Son's Murderous Rampage

    06/15/2016 12:24:48 PM PDT · by JessTheAmerican · 39 replies
    www.downstreampolitics.com ^ | 06/15/2015 | Chris Buskirk
    Omar Mateen's father, Seddique. He is many things. He is an immigrant. He is an outspoken supporter of the Taliban. He's the father of an ISIS terrorist who murdered 49 Americans in cold blood and injured more than 50 more. He's someone who has meetings with Obama Administration officials in the White House, people in the State Department, and senior Senate Democrats. He's also a guy who goes on television and blames the Pulse Nightclub for his son's murder spree...
  • Whoa “Jihadi Dad” – Orlando Terrorist’s Father Seddique Mateen Visited State Dept

    06/12/2016 5:19:04 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 120 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | June 12, 2016 | sundance
    FULL TITLE: Whoa “Jihadi Dad” – Orlando Terrorist’s Father Seddique Mateen Visited State Dept. – Political Activist, Taliban Sympathizer… This is a little disturbing. Remember Amed Mohamed and the exploited islamic opportunism with 14-year-old “clock boy” bomb hoax from Irving Texas and how his father was running for political office in Sudan? Well, apparently 29-year-old terrorist Omar Mateen (below left) comes from a similarly engaged political family and his father, Seddique Mateen (below right), was/is running for national office in Afghanistan and not happy with the government of Pakistan. orlando 11 Omar mateenorlando 10 seddique mateen - father - orlando...
  • South Sudan’s Child Soldiers and Hillary Clinton’s Complicity

    06/10/2016 10:17:18 PM PDT · by Syncro · 30 replies
    telesur ^ | June 10, 2016 | Staff
    South Sudan’s Child Soldiers and Hillary Clinton’s Complicity Published 10 June 2016 The former Secretary of State’s department allowed military aid to the region, despite laws against this. Rebel forces in South Sudan used child soldiers and the U.S. State Department under Hillary Clinton sent arms there despite passing a law that banned providing military assistance to nations that used child soldiers, The Intercept reported Friday. Waivers were issued by the White House that kept aid flowing there and U.S. President Barack Obama said in 2012 the waivers were in “the national interest of the United States.” The move was...
  • Emails in Clinton Probe Dealt With Planned Drone Strikes

    06/09/2016 8:10:46 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 9, 2016 | By ADAM ENTOUS and DEVLIN BARRETT
    At the center of a criminal probe involving Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information is a series of emails between American diplomats in Islamabad and their superiors in Washington about whether to oppose specific drone strikes in Pakistan. The 2011 and 2012 emails were sent via the “low side’’—government slang for a computer system for unclassified matters—as part of a secret arrangement that gave the State Department more of a voice in whether a Central Intelligence Agency drone strike went ahead, according to congressional and law-enforcement officials briefed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Some of the emails were...
  • State Dept. would need 75 years to compile Clinton emails

    06/06/2016 6:18:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 6, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    The State Department said it would take 75 years for the release of emails from top aides to Hillary Clinton while she was serving as secretary of State. Lawyers said it would take that long to compile the 450,000 pages of records from former Clinton aides Cheryl Mills, Jacob Sullivan and Patrick Kennedy, according to a court filing from last week, which was first reported by CNN . "Given the Department's current [Freedom of Information Act] (FOIA) workload and the complexity of these documents, it can process about 500 pages a month, meaning it would take approximately 16-and-2/3 years to...
  • Gay activist, U.S. gov employee hacked to death by radical Islamists in Bangladesh

    04/25/2016 9:38:34 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 25 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Monday, April 25, 2016, 6:33 PM | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Gay rights activist, U.S. government employee one of two hacked to death by radical Islamists in Bangladesh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday, April 25, 2016, 6:33 PM NEW DELHI — Unidentified assailants fatally stabbed two men in Bangladesh’s capital Monday night, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks targeting atheists, moderates and foreigners. Police said they suspected radical Islamists in the attack, which occurred two days after a university professor was hacked to death. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
  • 11,774 Terror Attacks Worldwide in 2015; 28,328 Deaths Due to Terror Attacks

    06/04/2016 6:28:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 3, 2016 | 5:44 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The U.S. State Department’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2015, released on Thursday, counts 11,774 terrorist attacks in 92 countries last year, but it says that’s an improvement over 2014. “The total number of terrorist attacks in 2015 decreased by 13% and total deaths due to terrorist attacks (28,328) decreased by 14%, compared to 2014,” the report says. “This was largely due to fewer attacks and deaths in Iraq, Pakistan, and Nigeria. This represents the first decline in total terrorist attacks and deaths worldwide since 2012.” […] The State Department report notes that the global terrorist threat “continued to evolve...
  • State Dept. admits intentionally altering video of Iran press conference

    06/01/2016 2:12:06 PM PDT · by GraceG · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/01/2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The State Department admitted Wednesday that a 2013 press briefing video was purposefully altered to remove a portion of a discussion about the Iran nuclear talks, after an unknown State Department official asked that it be edited out. Spokesman John Kirby's announcement contradicted the position held by the department for the last three weeks, during which officials said the video was missing because of a "glitch." But Kirby said officials didn't know who asked for the video to be edited, and said the department is unlikely to investigate further into who wanted the video to be edited. Kirby said he...
  • Report: Clinton did not comply with State Dept. records policies

    05/25/2016 7:31:39 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 76 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/25/2016 | Sun-Times Staff
    A report by the State Department’s inspector general has concluded that Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency’s policies on records, Politico is reporting. The report was released to lawmakers on Wednesday. It also revealed that Clinton and her top aides chose not to cooperate with the inspector general’s review, though current Secretary of State John Kerry and several predecessors were interviewed. A copy of the report was obtained by POLITICO. While it concludes there are “longstanding, systemic weaknesses” with State Department records — weaknesses that “go well beyond the tenure of any one Secretary of State,” it specifically...
  • State Department Tweets Time Magazine Article About Muslims and Donald Trump

    05/11/2016 8:50:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/11/16 | Jeryl Bier
    Global Engagement (formerly known as Think Again, Turn Away) is the State Department's anti-terrorism communications division specializing in social media messaging to dissuade would-be terrorists from joining ISIS or similar groups. Tuesday, the Global Engagement Twitter account tweeted a link to a Time Magazine article accompanied by the text "London's first Muslim Mayor: It's really important that I use my experiences to defeat radicalization & extremism." While the Time interview with the mayor covers the larger issue of combating religious extremism, the article is actually titled, "Exclusive: London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Religious Extremism, Brexit and Donald Trump." The subtitle...
  • Oops. State Department withheld Clinton email which revealed private server for almost 2 years

    04/27/2016 11:23:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 27, 2016 | by Jazz Shaw
    Update: (9:15) The State Department is disputing the timeline of events as given by Judicial Watch in this story. See the Free Beacon for details. Judicial Watch maintains that their clarification is still inadequate. (Original article follows) Hillary Clinton enjoyed a huge win in the primary battle last night and she should probably hope that it dominates the news cycle for a while because I doubt her team wants this particular nugget drawing too much attention. Judicial Watch has been pounding the pavement for more than two years now in search of information about her communications during her time as...
  • FBI to State Dept.: Stop reviewing Hillary’s e-mails; we’ll take it from here

    04/04/2016 8:13:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Crunch time Understand the players here. The State Department is run by John Kerry, and has been engaged for months now in a foot-dragging exercise of “reviewing” and releasing (only because a court ordered them to) the Hillary Clinton e-mails they absolutely had to - withholding, of course, those containing top secret information that Hillary still tries to say do not exist. The State Department would like nothing more than to bury this whole thing and pretend it was all a big nothingburger in the first place. The FBI is run by James Comey, who was first appointed by George...
  • Documents reveal coordination between State, Clinton nonprofit

    03/24/2016 8:49:28 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    Documents released on Tuesday reveal that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff at the State Department coordinated with staff at the Clinton Global Initiative to help her thank the nonprofit's donors for their "commitments." The information, obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request, includes emails from 2009 that were exchanged between prominent staff members at both organizations. "We can arrange it however HRC [Hillary Rodham Clinton] prefers," says one Aug. 24 email from Amitabh Desai, CGI's director of policy planning, in reference to the agenda that would be in place for one of the organization's...
  • Another Ex-State Dept. Official Refuses To Talk To Congress About Hillary’s Server

    03/14/2016 6:46:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/13/16 | Chuck Ross
    A second former State Department official is refusing to talk to Congress about what he might know about Hillary Clinton’s private email system. Politico reports that John Bentel, who retired from the State Department in Dec. 2012, has told the House Select Committee on Benghazi and the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees that he will not meet to discuss the server and what, if anything, he knows about it. In response to a Dec. 5 letter from Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley and Homeland Security chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, Bentel said he had “no memory of knowledge” about...
  • Second State employee refuses GOP questions on Clinton server

    03/13/2016 7:21:16 PM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | March 13th, 2016 | By Rachael Bade
    A State Department staffer who oversaw security and technology issues for Hillary Clinton is refusing to answer Senate investigators’ questions about the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server — marking the second time an ex-State employee has declined to talk to lawmakers. John Bentel, a now-retired State employee who managed IT security issues for the top echelon at the department, declined to be interviewed by GOP staff on the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security committees, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO. The chairmen of both committees, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), are...
  • State Dept. releases 800 new Clinton emails

    02/26/2016 3:33:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/16 | Sarah Westwood
    State Department officials released roughly 800 of Hillary Clinton's private emails Friday evening, just hours before the South Carolina Democratic primaries begin. The 1,500 pages of emails in the latest batch did not contain any "top secret" emails, an agency spokesman said. The State Department withheld 22 emails from a trove of emails made public earlier this year because they included "top secret" information. Clinton faced a new wave of questions about her private emails this week after a federal judge ruled her top aides should be subject to depositions about their roles in setting up a personal server in...
  • The Email Saga The more you know about the State Department, the worse Hillary's actions look.

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

    01/11/2016 8:15:12 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 8 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    One day after the Wall Street Journal revealed that a dummy U.S. hellfire missile was mistakenly shipped from Europe to Cuba in 2014, the State Department refuses to deny whether or not it was sold to the Cuban government. "I am restricted, under federal law and regulations, from commenting on the specific defense trade, licensing cases and compliance matters," State Department spokesman John Kirby said during a press conference Friday. "What I can say is under the Arms Export Control Act, the State Department licenses both permanent and temporary exports by U.S. companies of regulated defense articles," Kirby added. The...
  • White House Launches ‘Task Force’ To Combat ‘Violent Extremism’

    01/08/2016 9:44:08 PM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 8, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Omits Reference To Muslim Terrorism The White House announced Friday afternoon that it is launching an inter-agency task force to counter the sharp growth in violent extremism in America, according to an announcement. As senior members of the Obama administration's national security team meet with technology leaders in Silicon Valley, the White House's National Security Council announced that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security would team up to launch a Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, according to the announcement. The White House background document accompanying the announcement does contain any specific reference to the types of "violent extremism" the...
  • The Hillary Clinton Building

    01/06/2016 9:21:43 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    real clear politics ^ | 1-6-16 | Morris/McGann
    By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann January 06, 2016 One thing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have in common -- they both like to have big things named after them. The latest batch of emails released by the State Department uncovers a massive ego trip by the former secretary of state. Anxious to etch her name in glass, as well as in history, she and her closest aides raised $37 million from corporations and foreign governments to build a U.S. Diplomacy Center to be named after Clinton. In a Feb. 1, 2013 email -- the last days of Clinton's tenure...
  • State Department can't find emails of top Clinton IT staffer

    12/11/2015 2:13:19 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/11/15 | Rachael Bade
    The State Department has told Senate investigators it cannot find backup copies of emails sent by Bryan Pagliano, the top Hillary Clinton IT staffer who maintained her email server but has asserted his Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions on the matter. State officials told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a recent closed-door meeting that they could not locate what’s known as a “.pst file” for Pagliano's work during Clinton's tenure, which would have included copies of the tech expert's emails, according to a letter Chairman Chuck Grassley sent to Secretary of State John Kerry that was obtained...
  • Senators probe possible leaks in Clinton email review

    12/02/2015 6:06:26 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 02, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Two top Republican senators have written directly to Secretary of State John Kerry and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about possible leaks from their departments on the review of Hillary Clinton’s emails that left the wrong impression that two “Top Secret” messages were not that sensitive. Fox News has confirmed the letter was sent by Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., who heads the powerful Intelligence Committee, on November 13. Copies were sent to the intelligence community and State Department watchdogs, known as the Inspectors General. The IGs were asked...
  • Benghazi chill ripples through State Department

    12/02/2015 4:04:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 2, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    The political fallout from the 2012 terrorist attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, has had a chilling effect on the Foreign Service that has left U.S. diplomats wary of treading into areas with questionable security. Multiple former diplomats and other knowledgeable sources say security precautions in the Foreign Service have intensified since Benghazi, with officials in Washington fearful of another disaster abroad. Former diplomats say the heightened security has become excessive and warn that American leadership is suffering as a result. "It undermines the ability of our diplomats to do our job when you essentially have a governor...
  • Security Messages to U.S. Citizens: Threat Level in Brussels Elevated to Highest Level(Imminent)

    11/21/2015 7:30:08 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat Level in Brussels Elevated to Highest Level, November 21, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Brussels informs U.S. citizens that Belgium has raised its threat level for Brussels from level 3 (high) to level 4 (imminent attack). For the rest of Belgium, the threat level remains at level 3. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to shelter in place and remain at home. If you must go out, avoid large crowds. The Embassy will provide further information as received and is available. Please Note: The U.S. Embassy will continue to update and inform the community...
  • Are Benghazi Survivors Hiding In A Washington, D.C. Hospital?

    03/25/2013 1:15:25 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3-25-2013 | Richard Miniter - OP/ED
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    For the Democrats, a presidential candidate has to represent the worst of America, embody the furthest thing from traditional American values and possess a parasitic and exploitative nature. Their self-serving irresponsibility and extreme dishonesty, as well as an extreme hatred for our constitutional republic as it was originally constructed cannot be in doubt. In order to be chosen to represent that Marxist, end America as we know it organization, one must be, to put it simply and succinctly, a low-life scum bag. Nobody represents those “ideals” more wholly than Hillary Clinton. As the criminal Clintons are insulated from the an...
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    10/27/2015 12:29:22 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 3 replies
    Sputnik ^ | October 27, 2015 | Sputnik
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    10/19/2015 7:23:08 AM PDT · by MaskedMan · 4 replies
    Foxnews/Associated Press ^ | October 19, 2015 | AP
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    10/08/2015 7:20:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
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