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  • Report: Clinton did not comply with State Dept. records policies

    05/25/2016 7:31:39 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 72 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/25/2016 | Sun-Times Staff
    A report by the State Departmentís inspector general has concluded that Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agencyís 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 generalís 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 ďlongstanding, systemic weaknessesĒ with State Department records ó weaknesses that ďgo well beyond the tenure of any one Secretary of State,Ē 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 Hillaryís e-mails; weíll 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 ďreviewingĒ 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 Hillaryís 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 Clintonís 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 ďno memory of knowledgeĒ 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 investigatorsí questions about the former secretary of stateís use of a private email server ó 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 ‚ÄėTask Force‚Äô To Combat ‚ÄėViolent Extremism‚Äô

    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‚Äôs known as a ‚Äú.pst file‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs emails that left the wrong impression that two ‚ÄúTop Secret‚ÄĚ 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
    March 25, 2013 Are Benghazi Survivors Hiding In A Washington, D.C. Hospital? Richard Miniter For more than six months since the September 11, 2012 attacks on Americaís diplomatic outposts in Benghazi, the Obama administration has been unwilling to turn over the names or whereabouts of any survivors. They may be hiding plain sight. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has learned that ďas many as seven Americans have been or are currently being treated,Ē at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.óless than 11 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Wolf cited two independent confidential sources for his information....
  • $6 Billion Missing From State Dept Under Hillary: How Could She Just ‚ÄúLose‚ÄĚ That Kind Of Money?

    11/05/2015 6:44:14 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 41 replies
    Constitution Rising ^ | November 6, 2015 | Rick Wells
    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 ‚Äúideals‚ÄĚ more wholly than Hillary Clinton. As the criminal Clintons are insulated from the an...
  • Syria: US-Backed NGOs Spread Myths About Civilian Deaths in Russian Strikes

    10/27/2015 12:29:22 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 3 replies
    Sputnik ^ | October 27, 2015 | Sputnik
    Embarrassingly, some Western media are parroting unverified narratives regarding Russian warplanes "intentionally" attacking medical facilities in Syria, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher Tony Cartalucci underscores, adding that the allegations have no credible evidence underpinning them. Some Western media outlets have no scruples about citing unverified information regarding Russia's military operation in Syria spread by US-backed NGOs such as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights or the Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS), Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher Tony Cartalucci stresses. Cartalucci narrated that on October 21, AFP media broke the news about an alleged Russian strike against a "field hospital" in northwestern Syria that resulted in...
  • Audits found State Department cybersecurity deteriorated under Clinton

    10/19/2015 7:23:08 AM PDT · by MaskedMan · 4 replies
    Foxnews/Associated Press ^ | October 19, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON Ė The State Department was among the worst agencies in the federal government at protecting its computer networks while Hillary Clinton was secretary from 2009 to 2013, a situation that continued to deteriorate as John Kerry took office and Russian hackers breached the department's email system, according to independent audits and interviews...
  • Is the State Department antisemitic?

    10/09/2015 11:02:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | October 8, 2015 | Jonathan Neumann
    Much has been made of the apparent double standard the State Department has applied to the Israel Defense Forces as against the U.S. military. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Last summer, the IDF reportedly shelled an UNRWA school in Rafah, an act condemned immediately by the State Dept., before any investigation had taken place, as ďdisgracefulĒ and ďappallingĒ. The rationale was that ďthe suspicion that militants are operating nearby a site like thisÖdoes not justify strikes that put at risk the lives of innocent civilians.Ē With the...
  • Obama Adminís Iran Point Man Promotes Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories

    10/08/2015 7:20:06 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 8, 2015
    A State Department official closely involved in the Obama administrationís Iran push has been promoting publications from anti-Semitic conspiracy sites and other radical websites that demonize American Jewish groups and Israel, according to sources and documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Alan Eyre, the State Departmentís Persian-language spokesman and a member of the negotiating delegation that struck a nuclear deal with Iran earlier this year, has in recent months disseminated articles that linked American-Jewish skeptics of the deal to shadowy financial networks, sought to soften the image of Iranian terrorists with American blood on their hands, and linked deal...
  • Clinton lawyer balked at first effort to delete classified email

    09/17/2015 1:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/17/15 | Josh Gerstein
    Hillary Clinton's personal attorney balked at the State Department's first effort to erase a newly-classified email from the thumb drive containing about 30,000 messages she turned over to her former agency, according to just-released correspondence. Clinton lawyer David Kendall said deleting the now-secret message could run afoul of promises he previously made to the House Benghazi committee and two inspectors general to preserve electronic copies of all Clinton's work-related message from her tenure as secretary of state. "I have responded to each preservation request by confirming to the requestor that I would take reasonable steps to preserve the 55,000 pages...
  • FBI Seizes State Department Servers In Clinton Investigation

    10/07/2015 6:13:50 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 7, 2015 | By Ron Hayward
    The FBI seized four servers from the State Department building a few weeks ago as part of the investigation into classified material improperly stored on Hillary Clintonís secret email server, particularly the Top Secret documents that have been discovered in her email trove. This revelation comes from Bill Gertz at the Washington Free Beacon, citing anonymous sources familiar with the investigation. Gertz notes that the State Department referred questions about the seized servers to the FBI, which declined to comment on the matter. It would be interesting to know exactly what the FBI computer forensics team is looking for on...
  • (Hillary/Obama) State Department swept sex scandals under the rug

    10/20/2013 9:30:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies
    NY POST ^ | 10/19/13 | Kate Briquelet
    State Dept IG leaked an internal memo citing derailed probes under then-Secy of State Hillary Clinton. Records show staffers who were known sex abusers were given cushy govt jobs or allowed to retire... The bombshell memo accuses ex-Belgium Amb Howard Gutman and members of Clintonís security detail of hiring prostitutes....Gutman had apparently also solicited sexual favors from "minor children.Ē Gutman was allowed to retire in July. ēChuck Lisenbee, a former Beirut security officer who was being probed for allegedly sexually assaulting local guards, is now a special agent in Washington for the Office of Diplomatic Vehicles, Enforcement and Outreach, according...
  • ISIS PLANNING NUCLEAR TSUNAMI

    09/29/2015 10:00:19 AM PDT · by ExSoldier · 80 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28th 2015 | Todd L. Wood
    Nuclear annihilation across the globe. This is what a German reporter who successfully embedded with the Islamic State says the terror group is planning. Jurgen Todenhofer released his findings in a book titled ďInside IS - Ten Days in the Islamic State,Ē reports the UKís Daily Express. ďThe terrorists plan on killing several hundred million people. The west is drastically underestimating the power of ISIS. ISIS intends to get its hands on nuclear weapons,Ē says Todenhofer, calling the group a ďnuclear tsunami preparing the largest religious cleansing in history.Ē
  • The Mystery of Hillary's Missing Millions (at least $50 million to be exact)

    09/29/2015 7:03:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dan Alexander
    Since Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House in 2001, they have earned more than $230 million. But in federal filings the Clintons claim they are worth somewhere between $11 million and $53 million. After layering years of disclosures on top of annual tax returns, Forbes estimates their combined net worth at $45 million. Where did all of the money go? No one seems to know, and the Clintons arenít offering any answers. From 2001 to 2014 the power couple spent $95 million on taxes. Hillaryís 2008 presidential run cost her $13 million. Their two homes cost a combined...
  • Putin calls US support for rebel forces in Syria 'illegal' and says it just arms ISIS

    09/27/2015 7:12:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Express UK ^ | September 27, 2015 | Rob Virtue
    ...In an interview with American media ahead of Putin's meeting with US president Obama tomorrow, the Russian leader said: "In my opinion, provision of military support to illegal structures runs counter to the principles of modern international law and the United Nations Charter." US-Russian relations have slumped to a post-Cold War low over the Ukraine crisis, though the two sides share concerns about the threat posed by Islamic State, while disagreeing on the approach. Putin says Damascus should be included in international efforts to fight ISIS - a demand the America rejects, and he heavily criticised US plans to train...
  • FBI accused of protecting Hillary Clinton over Clintonemail; Judge tells gov't to move faster

    09/22/2015 6:05:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The FBI is being accused of forming a wall around Hillary Clinton over the Clintonemail server. The latest battle happened in court yesterday when the FBI flat-out said no to the State Department on what information could be found on the email server, citing federal policy. ¬ďAt this time, consistent with long-standing Department of Justice and FBI policy, we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any ongoing investigation, nor are we in a position to provide additional information at this time.¬Ē This shouldn‚Äôt be surprising because law enforcement tends to be pretty protective into what they‚Äôre investigating....
  • FBI refuses to cooperate in Hillary Clinton email server probe

    09/21/2015 6:51:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/21/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The FBI refused to cooperate Monday with a court-ordered inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clintonís email server, telling the State Department that they wonít even confirm they are investigating the matter themselves, much less willing to tell the rest of the government whatís going on. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had ordered the State Department to talk with the FBI and see what sort of information could be recovered from Mrs. Clintonís email server, which her lawyer has said she turned over to the Justice Department over the summer. The FBIís refusal, however, leaves things muddled. ďAt this...
  • Judicial Watch: New State Department Documents Reveal Hillary Clinton Email Gap

    09/18/2015 7:09:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 14, 2015 | Staff
    Judicial Watch today released newly obtained Department of State documents showing a nearly five-month total gap in the emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to return to the State Department late last year. The documents also show that one key State Department official did not want a written record of issues about the Clinton emails. The documents also raise new questions about the accuracy of representations made to Judicial Watch, the courts, Congress, and the public by the Obama administration and Clinton. The documents were produced under court order in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit Judicial...
  • U.S. not ready to go after Hussein

    12/19/2001 8:44:12 PM PST · by StoneColdGOP · 7 replies · 83+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | December 19, 2001 | By Warren P. Strobel
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush and his top advisers have decided, for now, against launching a war to overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the next phase of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, according to senior U.S. officials and Western diplomats. With the al-Qaeda terrorist network all but vanquished in Afghanistan, speculation has been growing that Bush would turn his sights on Hussein, a longtime U.S. nemesis who is known to have chemical and biological weapons. Iraq also is believed to be working on obtaining nuclear weapons. But the officials and diplomats, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Bush's ...
  • US Dept of State Bureau of Counterterrorism Notice of Funding Opportunity [resettling terrorists]

    09/13/2015 1:09:43 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    US State Dept ^ | May, 2015
    U.S. Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Engaging Civil Society in Rehabilitation and Reintegration Estimated Number of Awards: One Deadline for Submissions: September 18, 2015 SUMMARY The U.S. Department of Stateís Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity for organizations interested in strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremist offenders and the reintegration of returning foreign terrorist fighters. CT invites organizations to submit proposal applications outlining a project concept and capacity to develop and manage such a program across three or more geographic...
  • Pro-Clinton group: Maybe private server was actually safer

    09/11/2015 7:16:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/15 | Katie Bo Williams
    Days after Hillary Clinton finally acknowledged that using a private email server while secretary of State was ďa mistake,Ē a super-PAC supporting her says it was actually the responsible, safe approach to data security. While the Democratic presidential nominee's notorious server doesnít appear to have been hacked, the federal government definitely was, Correct the Record said in a report out Friday. ďThe U.S. government has been hacked on numerous occasions, compromising even the most sensitive of information,Ē Correct the Record said. ďAnyone who attempts to argue that the contents of Hillary Clintonís email would have been more secure on a...
  • Ex-State Dept. Staffer Who Set Up Clinton Home Server to Take 5th Amendment Before Congress

    09/02/2015 7:36:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that a former Hillary Clinton State Department staffer who reportedly set up her home brew server will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to testify to Congressional committees investigating Clintonís home email system. Bryan Pagliano, though his attorney, informed the House Benghazi Select Committee which had subpoenaed him to testify on September 10, that he was declining to testify. The Post reported the letter cited the FBI investigation in to Clintonís email system. Senate committees seeking Paglianoís testimony were also informed he would be taking the Fifth. ďďWhile we understand that Mr. Paglianoís...
  • Sources: Clinton email markings changed to hide classified info

    09/01/2015 3:56:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    EXCLUSIVE: At least four classified Hillary Clinton emails had their markings changed to a category that shields the content from Congress and the public, Fox News has learned, in what State Department whistleblowers believed to be an effort to hide the true extent of classified information on the former secretary of stateís server. The changes, which came to light after the first tranche of 296 Benghazi emails was released in May, was confirmed by two sources -- one congressional, the other intelligence. The four emails originally were marked classified after a review by career officials at the State Department. But...
  • Oops! State Dept. released Hillary e-mails with classified info from three different agencies

    08/26/2015 6:28:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    None of which they had the authority to de-classify Iíve never had a very high regard for the State Department, mostly due to its tendency - regardless of who is president - to treat every issue that comes up as merely an imperative to spew diplomatic platitudes and do little else. It never occurred to me that the State Department was bereft with complete incompetence at every turn, but upon further reflection it explains a lot. And that certainly appears to be the case, as evidence by the clumsy joint effort of the John Kerry-led State Department and the Hillary...
  • Dept. of Homeland Security: State Dept. never told us about Hillary Clintonís secret server either

    08/24/2015 1:53:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Readers may be tempted to respond Join the club, but this is ‚ÄĒ in the words of the Obama administration‚Äôs most eloquent figure, a big effin‚Äô deal. The White House has demanded more authority and jurisdiction over private networks as part of its push to improve cybersecurity in the US, even while it has botched its own network security at OPM, the Pentagon, and even the State Department under both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with auditing the security of federal government networks, but no one at State ever told DHS about...
  • DHS has no record of State Dept. giving info for Clinton server audit, despite rules

    08/24/2015 10:49:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-24-2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    The State Department does not appear to have submitted legally required information regarding Hillary Clinton's secret computer server to the Department of Homeland Security during her term as secretary, FoxNews.com has learned. All federal government agencies are mandated to submit a list of systems, vulnerabilities and configuration issues to DHS every 30 days. The department then performs a "cyberscope audit" to ensure security, a responsibility the agency has had since 2010. FoxNews.com learned of the lapse as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request submitted June 11. It is not clear if State Department officials in charge of...
  • How the State Department Is Stiffing the Intelligence Community Out of Hillary Clintonís E-mails

    08/20/2015 7:13:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/20/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Hillary Clintonís awkward intransigence in the face of an unrelenting e-mail scandal is playing out under the harsh media spotlight of a presidential campaign. Garnering less attention is the intransigence of a former Clinton colleague at Foggy Bottom, who appears to be leading an effort to shield her potentially classified e-mails from further scrutiny by the intelligence community. He is Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy, and for weeks now he has denied the intelligence community inspector general (IG) access to Clintonís e-mails, while substantially limiting the access granted to the State Departmentís own IG. Heís also ignored official guidance from...
  • Judicial Watch: State Department Did Not Provide Secure BlackBerry to Hillary Clinton

    08/19/2015 12:21:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 19, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) Ė Judicial Watch announced that the State Department asserts in its most recent filing with the court the State Department did not issue personal computing devices to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and possibly destroyed the Blackberries of her aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills: [The State Department] does not believe that any personal computing device was issued by the Department to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has not located any such device at the Department. [The State Department] believes that Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin were each issued BlackBerry devices. [The State Department]...
  • Federal Judge Moves Up Hearing for Hillary Email Case

    08/19/2015 11:19:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/18/2015 | Debra Heine
    A Washington, D.C., federal judge, perhaps tired of getting the runaround from the Obama State Department, has moved up a hearing with the State Department, originally scheduled for September, to this Thursday, August 20th. This is the latest development in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, the former deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Last week, Washington, D.C., federal judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered the State Department to explain in writing what it was doing to work with the FBI and the...
  • State Department Accused Of ĎIncompetenceí After It ĎFindsí 81,000 Clinton Aide Emails

    08/17/2015 2:03:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The State Department says it has more than 81,000 state.gov emails from a top Clinton aide at the State Department despite the agencyís past claims that it did not have such records. The discrepancy, which has led to accusations that the State Department is either ďlyingĒ or ďincompetent,Ē is laid out in the agencyís Aug. 13 response in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Gawker. In Sept. 2012, the website filed a FOIA request for emails Clinton aide Philippe Reines sent to reporters at various news agencies. The State Department responded in July 2013, saying that it found...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on the State Departmentís Report to the Court on Hillary Clintonís...

    08/14/2015 4:17:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 14, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Statement on the State Departmentís Report to the Court on Hillary Clintonís Missing Records (Washington, DC ) Ė Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the recentstatus report provided to the court by the State Department regarding its efforts to recover the records of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides: The State Department filing is woefully deficient, misleading, and contemptuous of the courtís orders for complete disclosure about Mrs. Clintonís email system and the systems of Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills. The court, Judicial Watch and the American people...
  • F.B.I. Tracking Path of Email to Hillary Clinton at State Dept.

    08/14/2015 2:50:44 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and DAVID E. SANGER
    F.B.I. agents investigating Hillary Rodham Clintonís private email server are seeking to determine who at the State Department passed highly classified information from secure networks to Mrs. Clintonís personal account, according to law enforcement and diplomatic officials and others briefed on the investigation. To track how the information flowed, agents will try to gain access to the email accounts of many State Department officials who worked there while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the officials said. State Department employees apparently circulated the emails on unclassified systems in 2009 and 2011, and some were ultimately forwarded to Mrs. Clinton. They...
  • State Department Can Still Keep Two Hillary Clinton Emails

    08/11/2015 8:56:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/11/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has finally seized Hillary Clintonís emails, including her ďTop SecretĒ correspondences from her tenure as Secretary of State. But hold on: The State Department still has the authority to withhold two of Hillary Clintonís emails, Breitbart News has learned. A source confirmed Tuesday that the FBI is now in possession of two thumb drives containing emails from Clintonís tenure as Secretary of State. The thumb drives had been held by Clinton attorney David Kendall. It is now believed that all of Clintonís State Department emails have been turned over. But seven specific emails are...
  • Judge orders Clinton to preserve all records; she misses deadline to certify compliance

    08/13/2015 3:24:09 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 37 replies
    One federal judge has now ordered former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her top aides to preserve all of records from their time in the administration, while another judge is trying to get to the bottom of how the government is deciding what classified information was included in those messages. A flurry of court filings over the last week have only heightened the political perils to Mrs. Clintonís presidential campaign, and the practical problems President Obamaís team faces as it tries to grapple with the mess Mrs. Clintonís unique email arrangement left behind. Responding to a judgeís order,...
  • VIDEO: State Dept Tells FOXNEWS Hillary's Emails Edited To Remove Classification

    08/12/2015 9:52:53 PM PDT · by publana · 48 replies
    fOXNEWS ^ | August 12, 2015 | fOXNEWS
    Breaking on FOXNEWS that State Department source has told FOXNEWS that someone in Clinton camp edited security classification of Secret documents prior to sending to Hillary Clinton and is a felony. judge Napolitano claims this to be a conspiracy that all would be culpable including Hillary.
  • State Dept. accused of stiff-arming intel watchdog over Hillary emails

    Top U.S. intelligence officials are running out of patience with the State Department's reluctance to turn over emails from Hillary Clinton's private email server, which have already been shown to have included top secret communications, Fox News has learned. The Intelligence Community's Inspector General has requested some 30,000 emails from Clinton in order to conduct its own review. An intelligence source told Fox News the State Department has pushed back on the government intelligence watchdog's request, and that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is considering intervening. The flurry of activity came after Charles McCullough, the inspector general, notified senior...
  • Judge Orders State Department Turn Over Thousands of Clinton Documents Before Democratic Primary

    08/07/2015 2:28:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/7/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to release thousands of documents to the Associated Press related to former secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the next few months.The AP reported that U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon on Friday set the schedule for the federal agencyís release of the documents, which are related to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedinís employment status in addition to Hillaryís schedules, appointments, and call history while at the State Department. In March, the Associated Press filed a lawsuit against the State Department, accusing the government agency of failing to respond to Freedom of...