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  • Tillerson: Kushner talked to world leaders without telling State Department

    06/27/2019 2:09:04 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 49 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 6/27/2019 | Bob Fredericks
    Ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told lawmakers that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, often communicated with world leaders without keeping the State Department in the loop — leaving America’s top diplomat in the dark on key issues. The disclosure came Thursday when redacted transcripts of Tillerson’s testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee were released, the Washington Post reported. Tillerson said he once learned that Kushner was meeting with Mexico’s foreign secretary when he happened to be dining in the same DC restaurant while the pair came up with a “fairly comprehensive plan of action” that Tillerson knew nothing about....
  • Turkey shocked over banker's arrest in New York

    03/29/2017 2:57:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | March 29, 2017 | Barin Kayaoglu
    A high-ranking official from Turkey’s second-largest state-owned bank was arrested in New York City March 27. On the orders of the acting US attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joon H. Kim, FBI agents arrested Mehmet Hakan Atilla, Halkbank’s vice president for international banking, for violating the US-led sanctions against Iran. The press release from Kim’s office accused Atilla with participating “in a years-long scheme to violate American sanctions laws by helping Reza Zarrab, a major gold trader, use U.S. financial institutions to engage in prohibited financial transactions that illegally funneled millions of dollars to Iran.” Zarrab, a Turkish citizen...
  • Tom Fitton on Christopher Steele's relationship with the State Department

    06/12/2019 8:26:11 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2019 | Sean Hannity Show
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," June 11, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. Joining us with this story, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Tom, this just breaking. What I've been able to read in just order is incredible. Let's -- what do you have? TOM FITTON, JUDICIAL WATCH PRESIDENT: More documents out of the Obama State Department showing that Christopher Steele, Glen Simpson had special access to a person called Jonathan Winer who was the Libya guy in the Kerry State Department. And Winer was working Victoria Nuland and a...
  • Trump fires back at 'dumb as a rock' Tillerson on Putin

    05/23/2019 9:25:14 AM PDT · by detective · 55 replies
    MSN News ^ | 5/23/2019 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Thursday blasted Rex Tillerson after The Washington Post reported that the former secretary of State told lawmakers that Russian President Vladimir Putin was better prepared than Trump for a meeting in 2017. "Rex Tillerson, a man who is 'dumb as a rock' and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State, made up a story (he got fired) that I was out-prepared by Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Hamburg, Germany," Trump tweeted. "I don't think Putin would agree. Look how the U.S. is doing!"
  • Tillerson quietly meets with House lawmakers to discuss Trump

    05/21/2019 9:39:25 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 34 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 5/21/19 | Zachary Cohen
    Washington (CNN)Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson quietly met with the top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday for an interview that focused primarily on his time in the Trump administration, a congressional aide with direct knowledge of the discussion confirmed to CNN.
  • Rex Tillerson Secretly Meets With House Foreign Affairs Committee to Talk Trump

    05/21/2019 1:12:08 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    MSN News ^ | 5/21/2019 | Erin Banco
    Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was spotted entering a congressional office building on Tuesday morning for what a committee aide told The Daily Beast was a meeting with the leaders of the House Foreign Affairs committee and relevant staff about his time working in the Trump administration. Tillerson’s appearance took place as virtually every other Trumpworld luminary has been stonewalling congressional oversight efforts. At the same time that the former Secretary of State was speaking before lawmakers, former White House counsel Don McGahn was ignoring a subpoena to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Tillerson’s arrival at...
  • Iran deal architect is running Tehran policy at the State Dept.

    12/10/2018 12:07:57 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 14, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    A trusted Obama aide who once worked for an alleged Iranian regime lobbying group is one of the individuals in charge of Iran policy planning at the State Department under Secretary Rex Tillerson. Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, the Iran director for former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), has burrowed into the government under President Trump. She’s now in charge of Iran and the Persian Gulf region on the policy planning staff at the State Department. To make matters worse, Nowrouzzadeh is a former employee of the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), a non-profit that is accused of being a lobbying group for...
  • Trump calls Tillerson “Dumb as a Rock”

    12/07/2018 1:43:02 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 70 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 127/18 | Carol Morello
    Absence does not make the heart grow fonder when it comes to President Trump and his first secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. Nine months after Trump summarily dismissed his top diplomat by tweet, he followed it up with another tweet in which he branded Tillerson “dumb as a rock” and “lazy as hell.” The biting words came after Tillerson, in an appearance at a charity event in Houston, said their relationship soured over Trump’s repeated demands that Tillerson do things that were illegal. “So often, the president would say, ‘Here’s what I want you to do, and here’s how I...
  • Trump Unleashes on ‘Dumb as a Rock’ Tillerson: He ‘Didn’t Have the Mental Capacity’

    12/07/2018 1:11:27 PM PST · by detective · 64 replies
    msn ^ | 12/7/2018 | Josh Feldman
    President Donald Trump is clearly not happy with comments from his former Secretary of State. Rex Tillersongot candid today not just about his time at State, but about the President and how “undisciplined” he is. He also claimed that he had to explain to Trump that various things he proposed were illegal. Trump clearly heard about the comments, and he fired back with some choice words for the man who once reportedly called him a “moron”: “Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him,” Trump tweeted Friday afternoon. “His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the...
  • Trump lashes out at Tillerson after criticism: ‘He was dumb as a rock’

    12/07/2018 12:45:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    President Trump fired back Friday at former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, calling him "dumb as a rock" after the ex-diplomat claimed he always had to remind the president some of his plans would “violate the law.” In a rare public appearance, Tillerson sat down with former veteran CBS News journalist Bob Schieffer during a fundraiser for the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle. Tillerson blamed his strained relationship with Trump on the fact they did not share a “common value system” and were “obviously starkly different in our styles.” “When the president would say,...
  • Former DNC Official Partnered With Convicted Bomb Maker To Investigate Trump

    03/21/2017 6:13:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/17 | Chuck Ross
    A former official with the Democratic National Committee has worked in recent months with a convicted domestic terrorist-turned-activist known as the “Speedway Bomber” to gather information on Donald Trump, The Daily Caller has learned. That work culminated in a Washington, D.C. meeting in December between the ex-DNC operative, Alexandra Chalupa, the convicted bomber, Brett Kimberlin, and a South Africa-born Israeli man named Yoni Ariel. Ariel, whose real name is Jonathan Schwartz, traveled to Washington, D.C. to brief Chalupa and Kimberlin on his knowledge of Russia’s activities during the campaign. Chalupa, an activist of Ukrainian heritage who is strongly opposed to...
  • Hungary's Viktor Orban wins re-election, gets super majority

    04/08/2018 3:30:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 80 replies
    ap ^ | 4/8/2018 | PABLO GORONDI
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban easily won a third consecutive term Sunday and his Fidesz party was poised to regain its super majority in parliament, according to preliminary results from the country's election. With 84.7 percent of the votes counted, Fidesz and its small ally, the Christian Democrat party, had secured 133 of the 199 seats in the legislature, the minimum needed for a two-thirds majority. The right-wing nationalist Jobbik party placed second with 26 seats, while a Socialist-led, left-wing coalition ran third with 20.
  • Tillerson scrubbed from State Dept website

    04/01/2018 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2018 12:00 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    Rex Tillerson has all but vanished from the State Department’s website as his unceremonious firing by tweet took effect over the weekend. The “Secretary of State Tillerson” link at the top of the department’s homepage (www.state.gov) disappeared overnight Saturday and was replaced with a generic “Secretary of State” tab. When clicked, it leads to a page that informs visitors in a brief statement that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan “became acting Secretary of State on April 1, 2018.” It shows a photo of Sullivan signing his appointment papers as deputy in June 2017 but offers no explanation for the...
  • Tillerson Delivers Farewell Address to State Department: ‘This Can Be a Very Mean-Spirited Town’

    03/22/2018 4:42:56 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 22, 2018 | David Rutz
    Rex Tillerson delivered farewell remarks to the State Department on Thursday, saying "this can be a very mean-spirited town" 10 days after President Donald Trump fired him. "We're all just human beings trying to do our part," he said, urging in his closing for people to do an act of kindness for one another each day. "This can be a very mean-spirited town," Tillerson said, drawing laughter and applause. "But you don't have to choose to participate in that. Each of us gets to choose the person we want to be and the way we want to be treated and...
  • State Department approved anti-Trump articles by pro-Iran deal official

    03/20/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    conservative review ^ | 3/19/2018 | Jordan Schachtel
    ‘Trump’s dangerous shift on Iran’ author received approval from Foggy Bottom.' The U.S. State Department under former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vetted and approved the publication of fiercely anti-Trump news articles written by a current State Department official, Conservative Review has learned. On October 13 in the White House, President Trump announced that he had ordered a complete strategic review concerning the United States’ Iran policy. “Today, I am announcing our strategy, along with several major steps we are taking to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions and to ensure that Iran never, and I mean never, acquires a...
  • Mike Pompeo statements on China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Syria

    03/16/2018 6:45:19 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 March 2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    U.S. foreign policy toward adversaries such as Russia, North Korea and Syria may turn more aggressive if CIA Director Mike Pompeo becomes secretary of state. Pompeo has lambasted Moscow's aggression toward the West and other countries: January 2018: "I continue to be concerned not only about the Russians but about others' efforts as well. We have many foes who want to undermine Western democracy. So there's this Washington-based focus on Russian interference. I want to make sure we broaden the conversation." North Korea October 2017: Pompeo said Pyongyang was would soon be able to threaten a U.S. city with nuclear...
  • Caroline Glick: Firing Rex Tillerson Removed an Obstacle to Middle East Peace

    03/16/2018 12:20:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2018 | Caroline Glick
    the White House held a Middle East summit that demonstrated Tillerson’s basic assumptions have the problems of the Middle East precisely backwards.Under the leadership of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, along with Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s senior negotiator, Israeli officials sat in the White House for the first time with Arab officials from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar. Representatives from Egypt and Jordan, with which Israel enjoys open diplomatic relations, were also in attendance. Canadian and European officials participated as well. Although they were invited, the Palestinians chose to boycott the conference. Their boycott was...
  • Trump Sent Clear Message to Europe on Iran When Firing Tillerson

    03/15/2018 6:44:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Sarah Carter ^ | March 14, 2018 | Sarah Carter
    President Donald Trump sent a clear message to European allies and senior administration officials Tuesday when he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:  the President remains steadfast on implementing his strategy to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even if it means dismantling the 2015 Iran nuclear deal established by President Obama, sources told this reporter.Trump, who ‘begrudgingly’ recertified the Iran deal January, will not re-certify in May if Germany, France or Great Britain back down from the conditions the administration set in place at the beginning of the year to hold Tehran accountable for its nuclear program, a White House official...
  • Tillerson Firing Ends Trump’s Apprenticeship! Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT!

    03/14/2018 10:00:01 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 14, 2018 | Dick Morris
    Video at Link. Some insight from Morris about what Trump wants to do in foreign affairs and with the mindset at the State Dept.
  • Back From Kiev in 2014, Mike Pompeo Said: Putin Wants to 'Control Ukraine'

    03/14/2018 11:11:41 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 2014 | John Gizzi
    Following a recent trip to Ukraine, Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas told Newsmax that while the final outcome of the ongoing crisis is "impossible to predict," Russian President Vladimir Putin's long-term mission "is to control Ukraine." "It could easily go on from there to Belarus or Moldova," he added, referring to two other independent states in the former Soviet Union that have large Russian-speaking populations. Two-termer Pompeo, a Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, is part of the growing number of younger Republicans in the House urging the administration to take a harder line against Russia on the economic...