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  • How was Weiner's wife Huma Abedin allowed to 'double-dip' with private contracts while ...

    09/25/2013 11:52:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 27, 2013 | David Martosko
    Complete Headline: How was Weiner's wife Huma Abedin allowed to 'double-dip' with private contracts while working for Hillary Clinton at the State Dept.? A new lawsuit presses for answers A government watchdog group has sued the U.S. State Department for records showing that Huma Abedin, the one-time adviser to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had a sweetheart deal that allowed her to keep her salary while cashing in on the side with a lucrative private-sector consulting contract that could have presented glaring conflicts of interest. Judicial Watch, famous for its litigation over long-languishing Freedom Of Information Act requests, filed suit...
  • Obama administration says GOP Benghazi subpoenas could 'jeopardize' FBI probe [names two names]

    09/20/2013 6:05:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2013 | Julian Pecquet
    The State Department said Thursday that Republican subpoenas to interview witnesses to the Benghazi terror attack could “jeopardize” the FBI's investigation. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced Thursday that he has subpoenaed John Martinec, the top security adviser to slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the attack. Issa has also subpoenaed Alec Henderson, the regional security officer in Benghazi. “We understand that the Diplomatic Security law enforcement agents who performed heroically on September 11 are likely witnesses at any criminal proceedings relating to the Benghazi attacks, and that additional interviews of them outside...
  • Attorney for Whistleblower: 400 U.S. Missiles Stolen in Benghazi

    08/12/2013 1:06:47 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 235 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/12/13 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.'s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were "diverted to Libya" and ended up being stolen and falling into "the hands of some very ugly people." DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he "does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles." He claimed his information "comes from a former intelligence official who stayed in...
  • State Department has hired agents with criminal records, memo reveals

    06/13/2013 6:46:32 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/13/2013 | S.A. MILLER and GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON — The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals. The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to police bad conduct and prosecute wrongdoers. ... “Department intakes of new . . . officers since the hiring surge a decade ago have reportedly been flawed, with ‘mitigation’ of troubling histories including criminal matters,” according to a December 2012 memo...
  • Sex scandals, covered-up crimes hit at State Department: memo

    06/10/2013 9:07:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-10-2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The State Department has been tainted by an internal memo that revealed security personnel and even diplomats may have committed inappropriate, illegal behavior during overseas trips. Some of the behaviors: One State Department security staffer in Beirut “engaged in sexual assaults” on embassy guards, and members of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s security team may have “engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries,” CBS reported the memo as stating. The prostitution allegation was especially egregious — described as occurring so frequently to rise to the level of “endemic,” CBS said. And one more alleged activity, in the...
  • IRS Crosses Green Line

    05/31/2013 12:33:25 PM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 30, 2013 | Alana Goodman
    A Washington Free Beacon investigation has identified at least five pro-Israel organizations that have been audited by the IRS in the wake of a coordinated campaign by White House-allied activist groups in 2009 and 2010. These organizations, some of which are too afraid of government reprisals to speak publicly, say in interviews with the Free Beacon that they now believe the IRS actions may have been coordinated by the Obama administration. Many of the charities openly clashed with the Obama administration’s policy of opposing Israeli settlement construction over the so-called “Green Line,” which marks the pre-1967 boundary between Israel and...
  • Huma Abedin Allowed To Represent Clients While At State

    05/16/2013 3:47:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/16/13 4:14 PM EDT
    Huma Abedin — Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide and the wife of all-but-declared New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner — spent her final months at the State Department working as a part-time consultant with the agency who at the same time was allowed to represent outside clients, POLITICO has confirmed. Abedin, a fixture at the Clintons’ side for at least 15 years — from Iowa to Indonesia — shifted to her new role after maternity leave in the early summer of 2012, according to a source familiar with the arrangement. The new status made her a “special government employee,” which was...
  • The Benghazi Emails: Talking Points Changed at State Dept.'s Request

    05/15/2013 7:59:50 PM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | 5/15/2013 | Jonathan Karl
    After months of demands from Republicans in Congress, the White House has released emails related to what the administration said in the days after the terrorist attack in Benghazi. The emails confirm the ABC News report that the so-called "talking points" written by the CIA on the attack underwent extensive revisions – 12 versions – and that substantial changes were made after the State Department expressed concerns. The early versions of the talking points, drafted entirely by the CIA, included references to the al Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Sharia and to previous CIA warnings about terror threats in Benghazi. State Department...