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  • US Embassy [Obama] pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election

    07/27/2019 4:37:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    thehill ^ | 03/26/19 | JOHN SOLOMON
    While the 2016 presidential race was raging in America, Ukrainian prosecutors ran into some unexpectedly strong headwinds as they pursued an investigation into the activities of a nonprofit in their homeland known as the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). The focus on AntAC — whose youthful street activists famously wore “Ukraine F*&k Corruption” T-shirts — was part of a larger probe by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office into whether $4.4 million in U.S. funds to fight corruption inside the former Soviet republic had been improperly diverted. The prosecutors soon would learn the resistance they faced was blowing directly from the U.S. Embassy...
  • ...Fired Anti-Trump Ukrainian Ambassador Was Monitoring Communications of John Solomon and US...

    10/10/2019 12:01:51 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 56 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | October 9, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Last week House Democrats called in fired US Ambassador Marie Yovanovich to testify in their sham impeachment proceedings. Ambassador Yovanovich is a noted Trump-hater who blocked Ukrainian officials from traveling to the United States to hand over evidence of Obama misconduct during the 2016 election to President Trump. Yovanovich was US ambassador to Ukraine during the 2016 election when the Ukrainian government was colluding with the DNC and Hillary Campaign to undermine the US presidential election. Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenkoko told journalists in March that Yovanovitch gave him a “do not prosecute” list during their first meeting. The president...
  • Russia says it will ban think tank formerly run by U.S. ambassador

    07/25/2019 1:04:40 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 9 replies
    Reuters by Yahoo ^ | July 26, 2019
    MOSCOW, July 25 (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it was preparing to ban the Atlantic Council, a think tank formerly run by the U.S. ambassador to Moscow, which Russia's prosecutor general described as a security threat. "It has been established that the activities of this organisation present a threat to the fundamentals of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation," the prosecutor general's office said. It gave no further details of the reasons for the ban. The move follows steps taken by Moscow against several other foreign non-government organisations since Russia's relations with the West deteriorated over...
  • U.S. ambassador to Ukraine is recalled after becoming a political target [May 2019]

    09/25/2019 9:59:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2019 | by Josh Rogin
    The Trump administration has recalled the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine abruptly and ahead of her scheduled departure, after she became a target of political attacks by conservative media outlets and Donald Trump Jr. Democrats see her early departure under pressure as the unfair targeting of a career Foreign Service officer by Team Trump. According to an internal State Department management notice that I obtained, U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch will leave her post permanently on May 20, with no replacement in place and no nominations to fill that position. The House Democratic leadership thinks that Yovanovitch’s early departure under pressure is...
  • Top Ukrainian justice official says US ambassador gave him a do not prosecute list(FLASHBACK 3/2019)

    09/25/2019 9:26:37 AM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | STAFF
    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko told Hill.TV's John Solomon in an interview that aired Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch gave him a do not prosecute list during their first meeting. “Unfortunately, from the first meeting with the U.S. ambassador in Kiev, [Yovanovitch] gave me a list of people whom we should not prosecute,” Lutsenko, who took his post in 2016, told Hill.TV last week. “My response of that is it is inadmissible. Nobody in this country, neither our president nor our parliament nor our ambassador, will stop me from prosecuting whether there is a crime,” he continued....
  • The Next U.S. Ambassador to the UN Has Been Confirmed

    08/01/2019 9:28:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Kelly Knight Craft, the woman who will replace Nikki Haley, has been confirmed as the next ambassador to the United Nations. The full Senate voted 56-34 Wednesday night after Craft was voted out of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee 15-7 earlier in July. Congratulations to Kelly Knight Craft of #Kentucky on her confirmation as United Nations Ambassador. After having served so admirably as Ambassador to Canada, & having done an outstanding job no matter how difficult the task, Kelly will be fantastic at the United Nations. Winner!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2019 Republican Senator Marco Rubio is also...
  • Trump Pulled Ambassador Nomination of State Department Official Who Communicated With Steele and Ohr

    03/19/2019 7:35:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 58 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/19/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    A State Department official who was awaiting confirmation to be U.S. Ambassador to Albania communicated with the former British spy Christopher Steele and supplied information to a senior DOJ official after and before the 2016 presidential election. Former State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary Kathleen Ann Kavalec’s nomination was withdrawn recently by President Trump, according to a Senior White House official who spoke to SaraACarter.com. Kavalec was awaiting to be confirmed as Ambassador to Albania, but information surfaced that she had personally met and was in communication with Steele before and after the 2016 presidential election. Kavalec, a long time State...
  • [2017] Mueller’s Role in Delivering Uranium to Russians Raises Questions

    01/27/2019 12:22:46 PM PST · by ETL · 25 replies
    New American ^ | August 2, 2017 | Steve Byas
    While the revelation of a secret meeting involving Robert Mueller in the delivery of uranium to the Russians, by itself, does not prove anything of a criminal or unethical nature, it does raise questions that merit an investigation. After all, when Mueller was FBI director under the Obama administration, he was trusted enough by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to carry out this mission. If it was a diplomatic mission, why was the FBI director involved? And if it was a law enforcement mission, why was Clinton involved?___________________________________________________ The latest release late last week by Julian Assange at WikiLeaks of...
  • Nikki Haley to Leave Post as U.S. Ambassador to the UN

    10/10/2018 7:58:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/18 | Joseph Klein
    Nikki Haley has been one of the greatest and most courageous UN ambassadors that the United States has ever had President Trump confirmed on Tuesday that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is resigning from that post and leaving the Trump administration at the end of this year. He praised Ambassador Haley as a “very special” person who had helped him solve “a lot of problems.” The reason for Ambassador Haley’s resignation remains unclear as of the writing of this article. However, President Trump said that she had told him six months ago that she might want to...
  • America’s ambassador to NATO just threatened to take out Russian intermediate-range nuclear missiles

    10/03/2018 8:41:58 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 14 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 10/3/18 | USA Features Media
    Without question, Hutchison is not merely suggesting but stating plainly that U.S. policy is that barring Russia voluntarily dismantling its intermediate-range systems will result in a military strike at some point by the U.S. and, we assume, NATO since she’s speaking as a representative of the alliance. In the aftermath of the interview, there hasn’t been any response from the White House or Pentagon refuting Amb. Hutchison’s statement. That may eventually come, especially if media reports pick up and publicize that portion of the interview. If that happens, it’s possible the White House ‘clarifies’ it in a way to downplay...
  • U.S. Ambassador's Convoy Attacked by Armed Men

    08/05/2018 12:08:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 5, 2018 | Jason Lemon
    A convoy carrying the U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh was attacked by armed men in the capital city of Dhaka on Saturday evening. Although Ambassador Marcia Bernicat and her team escaped without injuries, two vehicles were damaged in the violence, according to the Dhaka Tribune. The U.S. embassy thanked local police for their quick response to stop the attackers. The attack came as thousands of students protested in the country, calling for safer roads. Demonstrations have turned violent. The BBC reported that at least 50 people had been injured on Saturday, and Agence France Presse (AFP) reported put the number at...
  • U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Slams American Fight Against Terror During July 4th Celebration

    U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass criticized the American fight against terrorism during a July Fourth celebration hosted by the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, claiming that an "overly broad" definition of terrorism has hampered U.S. efforts to combat extremists and eroded international confidence in America. Bass, a career foreign service officer who was appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2014, urged Turkey to "avoid making the mistakes the U.S. made" in its fight against radical terrorists, telling those in attendance at an Independence Day reception "that rushing to justice or making an overly broad definition of terrorism can erode...
  • Well Lookie Here=> Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya is Pictured with Obama Ambassador to Russia – 8..

    07/11/2017 4:40:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 97 replies
    gateway pundt ^ | 7/11/17 | jim hoft
    """Well Lookie Here=> Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya is Pictured with Obama Ambassador to Russia – 8 Days After Trump Jr. Mtg."""" More information leaked out today on Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya told NBC News on Monday she was not with the Kremlin as was reported by The New York Times. She confirmed her meeting with Donald Trump Jr. was about Russian adoptions in the US. The law firm where Veselnitskaya is listed as managing partner, Kamerton Consulting, is based in a Moscow suburb and does not even have a website. A staff member at Kamerton told The Associated Press Veselnitskaya...
  • U.S. Ambassador, Obama Holdover, Signals Disdain for Representing Trump

    05/21/2017 6:20:06 AM PDT · by pabianice · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/22/17 | Kredo
    The U.S. ambassador to Qatar, an Obama administration holdover whose family donated hundreds of thousands to the Obama campaign, signaled her distaste for working under President Donald Trump, raising questions about her commitment to the new administration. Dana Shell Smith, the U.S. ambassador for Qatar who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, took to Twitter last week to express her frustration at Trump's administration, which has been battling negative headlines over a plethora of foreign and domestic issues. "The problem is that the Obama administration left holdovers all over the government, so you get rid of one Obama loyalist...
  • US Ambassador To Qatar Takes Swipe At Trump

    05/10/2017 6:28:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 10, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    The U.S. Ambassador to Qatar took a direct swipe at President Trump, seemingly over his firing of FBI Director James Comey. “Increasingly difficult to wake up overseas to news from home, knowing I will spend today explaining our democracy and institutions,” Dana Shell Smith wrote on Twitter late Tuesday. Trump had fired Comey just hours earlier.(TWEET-AT-LINK) Smith, a career diplomat, was nominated to the ambassadorship in 2014 and confirmed the same year. Federal Election Commission records show she donated $1,000 on eight separate occasions to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She also recently expressed support for former Acting Attorney General...
  • New US Ambassador to Live in Jerusalem, Palestinians Furious

    01/22/2017 7:47:38 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 35 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Sunday, January 22, 2017 | Israel Today Staff
    The new US Ambassador to Israel under President Donald Trump will reside and work in Jerusalem, even if the embassy is still officially in Tel Aviv. David Friedman is yet to receive Senate approval for his new posting, but has already confirmed that he’ll spend most of his time in Israel’s real capital.
  • Trump Considering Openly Gay Man to Cabinet Post

    11/15/2016 6:54:05 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/15/2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Sources close to Trump’s White House transition process have revealed that the president-elect is seriously considering Richard Grenell to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If selected, Grenell would enter the position with plentiful experience under his belt. He was the longest serving U.S. spokesman to the United Nations under the George W. Bush administration. Grenell also served as Mitt Romney’s foreign policy adviser during the 2012 election. Grenell is also openly gay. If chosen, Grenell would be the first openly-gay individual to serve a Cabinet-level foreign policy post – making his appointment historical. His candidacy alone showcases Trump's...
  • State Department Whistleblower..Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids

    06/12/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 153 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-12-2013 | Bryan Preston
    June 12, 2013 State Department Whistleblower, a Career Foreign Service Officer, Seeks Congressional Protection After State Threatens Her Kids Bryan Preston The State Department whistleblower is Aurelia Fedenisn. She worked in the department’s inspector general’s office until her retirement in December 2012. According to USA Today, she has sought protection as an official whistleblower after the State Department directly threatened her, once at her home. It threatened her with criminal charges when she turned over documents to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) showing evidence that the department had watered down her report, in which she alleged that the department at the...
  • Meet the guy who convinced Russia to side with the North during the Civil War

    10/17/2015 1:46:27 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | Oct 16, 2015 9:04:57 am | Blake Stilwell
    It’s hard to determine which is more surprising: the British aching to send troops and materiel to aid the Confederacy during the Civil War or that the first “Special Relationship” was between the U.S. and Russia against the British. Both of these facts are true and for the latter negating the former, we can thank one Cassius Marcellus Clay. Clay was more than just a namesake for the greatest boxer of all time. He was also a politician, representative, officer in the Mexican War and Civil War, abolitionist, and ambassador with a pedigree in badassery. This man once frightened an...
  • Egypt summons U.S. ambassador over Muslim Brotherhood (US support of...)

    06/09/2015 2:59:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/8/15 | Arshad Mohammed
    Egypt summoned the U.S. ambassador in Cairo to show displeasure at Muslim Brotherhood figures coming to Washington for a private conference, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. One source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said U.S. officials did not intend to meet the group although they had met some Brotherhood figures that came to Washington in January. The tensions reflect a clash between U.S. diplomats' desire to deal with the whole political spectrum in Egypt and a fear of alienating Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who, as army chief, toppled a Muslim Brotherhood-led government in 2013. The...