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  • Officials: State Dept suffers worldwide email outage

    08/18/2017 11:17:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    whio ^ | 08/18/2017
    The officials said the outage began early Friday morning and that technicians were working to restore email as soon as possible. The officials said the outage was not caused by "any external action or interference."
  • Tillerson’s State Department hosts CAIR, radical Islamic groups

    08/11/2017 6:13:42 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 26 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Aug 10, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    The Council on American Islamic Relations, a Hamas-tied Muslim Brotherhood front group, met with officials from the State Department Thursday to discuss the ongoing situation in Jerusalem, the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) posted online. The delegation was brought together by an umbrella conglomerate of Islamist outfits known as the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO). They went to the State Dept. to discuss the “ongoing Al-Aqsa Mosque crisis and Israel's denial of religious freedom in Jerusalem, which is holy to the three Abrahamic faiths,” the AMP website said. In July, Palestinian terrorists stormed outside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and...
  • State Dept. & DOJ protecting Hillary's Benghazi emails: Judge Napolitano

    08/10/2017 2:08:48 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Published August 10, 2017 | Julia Limitone
    A federal judge is ordering the State Department to conduct a new search for more Hillary Clinton Benghazi emails, but Judge Andrew Napolitano said the Trump administration is making the same argument that it blasted throughout his presidential campaign. “The Trump State Department and the Trump Justice Department sent the same lawyers into this judge to make the same arguments that had been made for four years during the Obama years, that we’ve already searched and we are not going to search anymore,” Judge Napolitano said during an appearance on FOX Business.
  • Judge orders State Dept. to search state.gov accounts for Clinton aides' Benghazi emails

    08/10/2017 12:11:38 PM PDT · by Hadean · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug, 10, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to search the “state.gov” email accounts of Hillary Clinton aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Jacob Sullivan for records related to Benghazi, as part of a watchdog’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Amit Mehta made the call Tuesday, describing the FOIA lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch in March 2015 as “a far cry from a typical FOIA case.” He noted that “Secretary Clinton used a private e-mail server located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as Secretary of...
  • Exclusive: Benghazi Whistleblower Says He Was Smeared

    11/03/2013 5:30:52 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/01/2013 | Eli Lake, Josh Rogin
    A leaked memo appears to undermine significant details in a new book from a witness to the embassy attacks. But its alleged author tells The Daily Beast he didn't write it. The debate over the Obama administration’s actions before and after the attack on the U.S. mission was reignited following an Oct. 27 60 Minutes report featuring an interview with Morgan Jones Controversy over Jones’s interview and book reached a high pitch on Oct. 31 when The Washington Post published details of an incident report allegedly written by Jones that contradicts the account in his book and reveals his real...
  • State Department Opens Formal Investigation on Hillary Clinton

    08/08/2017 5:34:42 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 60 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 06/21/2017 | Rachel Sutherland
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Cinton's emails are under investigation again. Hillary Clinton and her staffers still have access to sensitive government information, but that could change. The State Department has opened a formal investigation into whether the former Democratic Presidential nominee mishandled classified information when she was Secretary of State. Depending on the outcome of the probe, Clinton and her aides could lose their security clearances. The State Department has not said when its probe began.
  • State Department Officials Quitting Over “Complete and Utter Disdain for our Expertise”

    08/03/2017 4:33:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 80 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 3, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Break out the champagne The New York Times reported last Friday that “an exodus is underway” in the State Department. The Times didn’t think this was good news; it gave space to one career diplomat who lamented that there was “complete and utter disdain for our expertise.” This could be the best news to come out of Washington since the Trump administration took office. We can only hope that with the departure of these failed State Department officials, their failed policies will be swept out along with them. Chief among these is the almost universally held idea that poverty causes...
  • State Department lawyers removing references to ISIS 'genocide' against Christians

    07/25/2017 2:55:38 PM PDT · by Hadean · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    Full title: State Department lawyers removing references to ISIS 'genocide' against Christians, other religious minorities The State Department's top lawyers are systematically removing the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State's mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from speeches before they are delivered and other official documents, according to human rights activists and attorneys familiar with the policies. Additionally, Democratic senators are delaying confirmation of Mark Green, Trump's pick to head the U.S. Agency for International Development who has broad bipartisan support. These efforts guarantee that Obama-era policies that worked to exclude Iraq's...
  • The Jews did not start this, Mr. Tillerson

    07/26/2017 4:44:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-26-17 | Jack Engelhard
    Arabs live among themselves in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Jordan, Egypt - no Jews except a few - but are they happy? No, still they’re miserable: family feuds, tribal grudges, civil wars, thousands killed, millions homeless,brother against brother. President Trump needs to have a talk with Rex Tillerson. Tillerson’s State Department has issued a report that blames Israel for…EVERYTHING. Nobody saw that coming. Well I sure didn’t. Love Trump. Tillerson, not so much, even from the start. The report okays Arab violence as a means to redress “frustrations” and “disappointments”…such as “lack of hope in achieving Palestinian statehood.” The Jews,...
  • State Department Lawyers Removing References to ISIS ‘Genocide’ Against Christians

    07/25/2017 7:27:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 25, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    State Department Lawyers Removing References to ISIS ‘Genocide’ Against Christians, Other Religious Minorities.. full title. ... Obama holdovers in State Department's legal office are responsible, critics say. The State Department's top lawyers are systematically removing the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State's mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from speeches before they are delivered and other official documents, according to human rights activists and attorneys familiar with the policies. Additionally, Democratic senators are delaying confirmation of Mark Green, Trump's pick to head the U.S. Agency for International Development who has broad bipartisan...
  • State Dept blames Israel for causing Palestinian violence

    07/20/2017 4:32:34 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 50 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 19, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    SHOCKING NEW REPORT SAYS "LACK OF HOPE" IS A CAUSE OF PALESTINIAN VIOLENCE Rex Tillerson’s State Department added blistering anti-Israel language to this year’s “Country Reports on Terrorism,” adopting a tone not seen even during the hostile Obama era. On Wednesday, Tillerson submitted the annual report to Congress. This year’s report may come as a shock to the overwhelmingly pro-Israel majority that elected Donald Trump president. The report appears to blame Israel for the lack of peace between the two sides, pointing to a “lack of hope” as a “driver” for Palestinian violence. Tillerson’s State Department concluded that Palestinian terrorism...
  • Trump Remaking State Dept to Reflect “America First,” “DoS Officials Nervous”

    07/17/2017 1:14:06 PM PDT · by Oatka · 43 replies
    The Hill via Pamela Geller ^ | July 15, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    The State Department is has long been compromised — State Department careerists work for the countries they are assigned to, not to America, and that’s the problem. The State Department is the problem. We need patriots and freedom lovers in state craft, not Muslim Brotherhood lackeys. President Trump is attempting to overhaul the State Department and leave his “America First” stamp on the cumbersome bureaucracy — a move that is reportedly making former officials very nervous. Trump’s war on the State Department The Hill, July 2017: President Trump is seeking to radically remodel the State Department in an unprecedented way,...
  • Another blow to Trump's travel ban as State Dept expands definition of Close Family ....

    07/17/2017 6:46:03 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 71 replies
    daily mail. ^ | july 17,2017 | reuters
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4705146/Trump-s-travel-ban-diluted-State-Department-again.html
  • Feds Stonewall Evidence U.S. Terror Attacks Could Have Been Prevented

    07/17/2017 12:01:32 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 07/16/2017 | Art Moore
    When Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik massacred 14 people in San Bernardino, California in 2015, newly retired Department of Homeland Security Officer Philip Haney was horrified to discover that a major case he spent years developing might have helped prevent the attack had it not been shut down by a branch of his own agency and Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Now, in his ongoing effort to help prevent future attacks by uncovering how the government quashed his case, three federal agencies either have flatly denied they have any communications or records related to the case, known as the Tablighi Jamaat Initiative, or...
  • Watchdog says State Dept. failing to adequately track foreign aid

    07/02/2017 8:50:56 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/2017 | John Bowden
    The State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have failed to adequately track the more than $30 billion they spend annually on foreign aid, according to a government watchdog report released Friday. The report released by the State Department's Office of the Inspector General noted that the department has failed to build infrastructure for tracking billions of dollars in foreign aid despite being ordered to do so in 2015. "Because the Department had made such limited progress in building the capacity to centrally track foreign assistance data, [the Office of Inspector General] strengthened and reissued the recommendation...
  • CNN Triggered: Trump Proposal to Reorganize Refugee Bureaucracy Activates Deep State, Media, ...

    07/01/2017 3:05:41 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 30, 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    A leaked White House proposal to move key parts of the federal refugee bureaucracy from the State Department to the Department of Homeland Security is ruffling the feathers of CNN, a former Obama State Department official, and other Obama era bureaucrats still embedded in the Deep State. “The White House is considering a proposal to move both the State Department bureau of Consular Affairs and its bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration to the Department of Homeland Security, a senior White House official tells CNN,” CNN reported on Wednesday in an article written by Jake Tapper, Ethan Cohen, and Justin...
  • Trump Critic Is Essentially Running American Foreign Policy

    06/05/2017 8:16:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/05/2017 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    Brian Hook, a noted Trump critic during the presidential election, is a key figure in a State Department containing many unfilled positions. Hook is the State Department’s director of policy planning, and a Politico report Sunday citing several officials said that Hook has an inordinate amount of power in shaping American foreign policy. A State Department official confirmed this description of Hook to The Daily Caller. The position of director of policy planning is usually an important one and serves as a think tank of sorts for the department. However, with many unfilled roles at the State Department, Hook has...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Court to Force State Department to Refer Action on Clinton Emails...

    06/05/2017 1:26:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Trump Administration Defending Obama/Clinton Email Scandal (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a motion in opposition to the Tillerson State Department’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its failure to take any action to recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other employees unlawfully removed from the agency (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Rex Tillerson (No. 1:15-cv-00785)). The lawsuit seeks to force State Department compliance with the Federal Records Act (FRA).  The Trump administration continues to object to taking this strong action to recover Clinton’s emails.On April 30, 2015, Judicial Watch sued former Secretary John Kerry...
  • James Comey Had Hillary’s Backup Email Device The Whole Time

    06/02/2017 6:01:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 94 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 6/2/17 | Patrick Howley
    It turns out that fired FBI director James Comey had Hillary Clinton’s definitive backup email device the entire election.Court records show that the Connecticut-based email storage company Datto handed over a “device” consisting of five or six disks to the FBI in October 2015. Insiders believe the device potentially contains every electronic communication that Hillary Clinton sent or received during her tenure as Secretary of State. James Comey spent his entire FBI investigation missing many Hillary Clinton emails and communications, according to the official version of events.The FBI handed the device over to the State Department, which has not searched...
  • U.S. Quietly Lifts Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed In

    05/27/2017 12:01:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 26, 2017 | GARDINER HARRIS
    WASHINGTON — Despite repeated efforts by President Trump to curtail refugee resettlements, the State Department this week quietly lifted the department’s restriction on the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States. The result could be a near doubling of refugees entering the country, from about 830 people a week in the first three weeks of this month to well over 1,500 people per week by next month, according to refugee advocates. Tens of thousands of refugees are waiting to come to the United States. The State Department’s decision was conveyed in an email on Thursday to the private...