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  • Democrats launch investigation into 'unprecedented' firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

    05/16/2020 2:53:14 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2020 | Zachary Halaschak
    Democrats announced that they are beginning an investigation into President Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey made the announcement on Saturday, a day after Linick’s removal. The lawmakers requested all records about Linick’s firing from the White House, the State Department, and the State Department Office of Inspector General by next Friday.
  • Trump fires State Department watchdog

    05/15/2020 9:42:16 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 87 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 16, 2020 | Dennis Romero
    President Donald Trump on Friday removed a watchdog critical of personnel moves in the State Department. Trump informed Congress of the move in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, in which he gave no specific reason for firing State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. Trump wrote he “no longer” had full confidence in the State Department's inspector general.
  • FISA Docs Show John Kerry’s State Dept. Was Key Player in Russia Collusion Hoax

    04/21/2020 12:12:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 4/21/2020 | John Klein
    Newly declassified documents spotlight the role of John Kerry’s State Department in fueling the FBI’s dubious Russia collusion probe, showing it was the State Department that provided “information” leading to the controversial surveillance of Carter Page. Last Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham released a trove of documents from the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation into Trump’s campaign, including a less redacted version of the Obama administration’s FISA warrant applications to spy on Page, who served as a tangential adviser to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
  • Judicial Watch Sues to Clean Up Voter Rolls [Weekly Update]

    04/10/2020 4:05:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 10, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Coronavirus and the Killing of the U.S. Economy Department of State/Justice Department Tells Appeals Court it Should Reject Clinton Effort to Avoid Testimony Judicial Watch Sues to Force North Carolina to Clean Its Voter Rolls Happy Easter! Coronavirus and the Killing of the U.S. Economy As I said in my recent video update segment on the Coronavirus, you can’t cure or end the pandemic by killing our economy – pure and simple. When it comes to the coronavirus, the best way to get people on their feet is to get them back to work. While the “giant” stimulus package...
  • Questions About State Department’s ‘China First’ Shipment

    04/01/2020 1:51:59 PM PDT · by rintintin · 26 replies ^ | April 1 2020 | Michelle Malkin
    A little less than two months ago, the U.S. State Department made a curious announcement that suggests President Trump’s “America First” administration put “China First” at a critical moment during the burgeoning Wuhan pandemic. I asked the State Department about the controversy this week—and the vague and nonresponsive responses I received on background from a Foggy Bottom spokesperson raise more questions than they answer. The Feb. 7, 2020 press statement attributed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is headlined: “The United States Announces Assistance to Combat the Novel Coronavirus.” That week, we are told, the State Department “facilitated the transportation...
  • State Dept Gives Us More Clinton Emails “Found” by the FBI [Weekly Update]

    03/20/2020 2:44:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 20, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    New Clinton Emails Include Benghazi and Classified Information Schiff Asserts Privilege over His Impeachment Phone Record Subpoenas FBI Shuts Online Public Records Operation over Coronavirus Another Illegal Immigrant Caravan Leaves Honduras for the U.S. New Clinton Emails Include Benghazi and Classified Information The FBI found more Hillary Clinton emails. This is, of course, after the State Department assured us long ago it had produced all releasable Clinton emails, including emails recovered by the FBI that Clinton tried to destroy or withhold. We released 80 pages of emails that further document how former Secretary of State Clinton used her unsecure,...
  • State Department Raises Travel Advisory to Highest Level Amid Global Outbreak of Wuhan Virus

    03/19/2020 3:08:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies ^ | March 19, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    On Thursday, the State Department raised its global health advisory to level four, its highest level. The new advisory encourages all U.S. citizens to avoid international travel due to the global spread and impact of the Wuhan coronavirus. U.S. citizens who are currently abroad are encouraged by the State Department to immediately return to the United States, if possible, or prepare to remain abroad for an indefinite period of time. U.S. citizens who live abroad are also encouraged to avoid international travel at this time. "If you chose to travel internationally," the State Department warns, "your travel plans may be...
  • Burisma Consultant with Links to Hunter Biden Tried to Meet with State Dept. Official about ‘Troubling Events’ in Ukraine

    02/21/2020 6:12:03 PM PST · by bitt · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/19/2020 | ZAchary Evans
    A consultant for Burisma with links to Hunter Biden approached a top State Department official in June 2016 to discuss “troubling events” in Ukraine, according to newly released State Department emails. Consultant Sally Painter of Blue Star Strategies was at the time working with Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas company, to quash corruption investigations into the firm. Painter approached then-deputy secretary of state Tony Blinken at an event for the Truman National Security Project, and sent an email to Blinken’s top aide three days later requesting a second meeting with the deputy secretary. “Per my conversation with Tony at the...
  • Burisma consultant and Hunter Biden associate requested meeting with State Department on Ukraine affairs

    02/21/2020 6:14:17 PM PST · by bitt · 2 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 2/20/2020 | anthony leonardi
    A consultant for Burisma Holdings and associate of Hunter Biden reached out to the State Department to meet about "troubling events" in Ukraine. Emails released by the State Department show communications between Sally Painter, a consulting representative for the Ukrainian gas company, and William Russo, the top aide of former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken in 2016. In one email in June, Painter requested a meeting with Blinker to discuss events in Ukraine. “Per my conversation with Tony at the Truman event, Karen Tramontano and I would like to have a brief coffee with Tony at his earliest convenience...
  • Turns out Hunter Biden was pretty useful for Burisma after all: Big retainers in exchange for meetings with State department policymakers?

    02/21/2020 7:44:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2020 | Monica Showalter
    So much for that well-worn chestnut that Hunter Biden "did nothing wrong," heard so very frequently during President Trump's impeachment hearings.  For an $83,000 a month retainer from Burisma, the corrupt Ukrainian gas company, (Betsy McCaughey says he ended up with a $1 million payday)  young Hunter proved to be very able and willing to make himself useful. Look at this sequence of events that came about as a result of Hunter sitting on the Burisma board: According to National Review: A consultant for Burisma with links to Hunter Biden approached a top State Department official in June 2016 to...
  • NPR sends letter to State Dept. demanding answers for reporter's removal from trip

    01/28/2020 6:35:59 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 28 2020 | Justin Wise
    NPR is demanding answers from the State Department over its decision to remove one of the outlet's reporters from a press group traveling with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a trip to Europe and Central Asia this week. In a letter to the State Department on Tuesday, NPR president and CEO John Lansing and SVP of news Nancy Barnes called for the department to explain its “justification” for removing NPR diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen from the press group. They also asked the department to provide any documents concerning the decision, including any correspondence focused on the reporter, and for...
  • Hillary Clinton confidant was interviewed by FBI in connection to the salacious dossier

    01/17/2018 4:32:38 PM PST · by springwater13 · 58 replies
    A close friend, advisor and confidant of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was allegedly interviewed by the FBI in connection with the controversial dossier that was used ‘in part’ as evidence by the bureau to obtain a warrant to investigate members of President Trump’s campaign team, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter. Sidney Blumenthal, a former journalist and a close friend of Clinton, was interviewed by the FBI in 2016 regarding the dossier that alleged Trump colluded with Russia, the sources stated. Department of Justice officials, however, declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier. FBI officials declined...
  • U.S. to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan, China

    01/25/2020 5:35:00 AM PST · by nuconvert · 158 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 25, 2020
    The United States is arranging a charter flight on Sunday to bring its citizens and diplomats back from the Chinese city of Wuhan, epicenter of the outbreak of a new coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The plane, with around 230 people, will carry diplomats from the U.S. consulate as well as U.S. citizens and their families, the Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the operation. -excerpt- A spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said that on Thursday, the State Department had ordered the departure of family members and all U.S. government employees at its Wuhan...
  • Email exchanges from State Department officials that could drastically ALTER THE COURSE of impeachment

    01/23/2020 2:18:51 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 29 replies ^ | 1/22/20 | Laura Ingraham The Ingraham Angle 1/22/20 | Laura Ingraham| Fox News January 22, 2020 This entire show was very good last night, but one segment MUST BE SEEN with regard to impeachment and the Obama administration's corruption and the infamous whistleblower. _____ At a little past the 30 minute mark she explains new information on “email exchanges from State Department officials that could drastically ALTER THE COURSE of President Trump’s impeachment … they involve the Obama administration, he potential whistleblower, and Hunter Biden’s shady Burisma arrangement.” Constance Mitchell comments: “Adam Schitt is a very sick, evil person. Looking at him and...
  • State Dep’t Sued for Records Tied to Monitoring Trump Family [Weekly Update]

    01/17/2020 1:02:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 17, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues State Dept. for Records Tied to Alleged Monitoring of Trump Family and Journalists by Amb. Marie Yovanovitch Federal Court Orders Snap Hearing on Awan Brothers, Congressional Democrat IT Scandal after DOJ Files Document under Seal Records Show ‘Diversity Workshop’ Instituted by South Bend Police Department Mexican Police Chief Unfazed by U.S. Alert; Arrival of Middle Easterners Going North is ‘Normal’ Judicial Watch Sues State Dept. for Records Tied to Alleged Monitoring of Trump Family and Journalists by Amb. Marie Yovanovitch Judicial Watch is going to court to uncover details of the alleged monitoring of President Trump’s...
  • FBI Finds NEW Clinton Emails [Weekly Update]

    01/10/2020 2:53:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    FBI “Finds” News Clinton Emails Include Classified Info and Official Business in Texts New Strzok-Page Emails Reveal DOJ Special Treatment of Clinton Lawyers State Department Handler for Clinton Spy Steele Used Personal Email to Push Reports Nearly All Arrested Illegal Aliens Had Criminal Convictions or Charges FBI “Finds” News Clinton Emails Include Classified Info and Official Business in Texts Remember when Hillary Clinton repeatedly stated that the 55,000 pages she turned over to the State Department in December 2014 included all of her work-related emails? In response to a court order in a Judicial Watch case , she declared...
  • Pompeo limits US diplomats' contact with Iranian opposition groups

    01/08/2020 5:46:23 AM PST · by nuconvert · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 7, 2020
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is limiting U.S. diplomats' contact with Iranian opposition groups, according to a cable sent to all U.S. diplomatic outposts Tuesday. Pompeo’s order says diplomats should not meet with Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) or five other groups because it could damage the United States' chances to negotiate with Iran,... “Direct U.S. government engagement with these groups could prove counterproductive to our policy goal of seeking a comprehensive deal with the Iranian regime that addresses its destabilizing behavior,” the cable said, according to Bloomberg. It also added that these groups “try to engage U.S. officials regularly to gain at...
  • Severe Response: Defense Secretary Puts Iran on Further Notice

    01/02/2020 2:26:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies ^ | January 2, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper put Iran and its militia groups operating in Iraq on further notice Thursday morning, warning that further violence and attacks against the United States will be dealt with accordingly. "If anybody challenges us, they will be met with a severe response, a strong response by U.S. forces," Esper said during an interview with Fox News. "I'm not going to telegraph what we're going to do but people know that we have vast capability to do any number of things. We will act in response to actions by Iran or its proxies and we will act to...
  • Pelosi Coup Update [Weekly Update]

    12/20/2019 3:39:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 20, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    It’s Not an Impeachment — It’s a Coup Judicial Watch Sues Rep. Schiff for Phone Subpoenas Targeting Trump Judicial Watch Back in Court on Clinton Emails and Benghazi Merry Christmas! It’s Not an Impeachment — It’s a Coup There has been nothing in American history that compares to the coup attack against President Trump. It has been nothing but a wild abuse of the Constitution. Frankly, the word impeachment should be replaced with the word coup, because the president was illicitly targeted for removal from office for doing his job in asking questions about Ukraine corruption and its ties...
  • Coup Update: Impeachment Abuse of President Trump [Weekly Update]

    12/13/2019 3:15:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 13, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    The Impeachment Vote Farce The FBI and DOJ Massively Violated the Law Court Hearing on House Democrat IT Awan Bros Scandal New York Becomes 13th State to Give Illegal Immigrants Driver’s Licenses The Impeachment Vote Farce As I told the press today in a statement, the Judiciary Committee’s vote on the articles of impeachment was both a tragedy and a farce. Truly, it was a sad day for America because a grave injustice was committed. There is no abuse of power by President Trump, however, it is clear that abuses were committed against him by the DOJ, the State...