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  • Obama was briefed immediately about deathof British ex-pat Neil Heywood, whose...(PlaneShotDown)

    04/22/2012 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2012 | Hazel Knowles, Alex Gore
    US President Barack Obama was told of the alleged murder of British businessman Neil Heywood before foreign secretary William Hague. The president was briefed about the 41-year-old's suspected poisoning within hours of Chinese police chief Wang Lijun walking into a US consulate to tell officials he was murdered. The decision to inform the President so soon after the killing of a British citizen overseas so soon after it happened was described as 'almost unprecedented'. John Tkacik, who worked for the US state department in China for 20 years told The Sunday Telegraph: 'This was a very high official with extraordinary...
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washington’s diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • 1,342 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy...

    01/16/2017 4:37:43 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated December 26, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here are 1,342 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc. By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on August 15, 2013. Last updated on December 24, 2016.As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible – and especially, to please show it to as many Obama supporters as possible....
  • list of those allegedly targeted for illegal monitoring by ousted Obama holdover Amb to Ukraine:

    10/14/2019 11:41:46 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 20 replies
    @JackPosobiec @DonaldJTrumpJr . @IngrahamAngle @seanhannity @McFaul @dbongino @RealSaavedra @RudyGiuliani @SebGorka @jsolomonReports @LouDobbs @PamelaGeller @SaraCarterDC
  • A Complete Guide to the Scandals of the Obama Administration

    This contains a LONG list in Excel format, with URLs to original reporting. Many incidents would be classified as being less than a "scandal," but it is a VERY helpful resource list. Definitely worth bookmarking.
  • DNI Declassifies FISA Judge James Boasberg 2018 Ruling – FBI Conducted “Tens of Thousands” of Unauth

    10/08/2019 3:46:24 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 47 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 10/8/19 | sundance
    DNI Declassifies FISA Judge James Boasberg 2018 Ruling – FBI Conducted “Tens of Thousands” of Unauthorized NSA Database Queries… Posted on October 8, 2019 by sundance There is a lot to unpack in a decision today by the Director of National Intelligence to declassify (with redactions) a 2018 FISA court ruling about ongoing unauthorized database search queries by FBI agents/”contractors” in the period covering 2017/2018.BACKGROUND: In April 2017 the DNI released a FISA report written by Presiding Judge Rosemary Collery that showed massive abuse, via unauthorized searches of the NSA database, in the period of November 2015 through May 2016. Judge Collyer’s report specifically identified search query increases...
  • Trump Rids Major U.S. Container Port of Chinese Communist Control

    10/08/2019 4:00:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 8, 2019
    Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S. It all started with a 40-year container terminal lease between the Port of Long Beach in southern California and Hong Kong. The Obama administration proudly signed the agreement...
  • Breaking Down the Report of an Imminent McCabe Indictment

    09/12/2019 7:29:30 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 104 replies
    National Review ^ | September 12, 2019 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    McCabe has indicated that, if charged, he would claim the Justice Department was under pressure from the White House. Federal prosecutors in Washington have recommended that criminal charges be filed against Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director, and the Justice Department has rejected a last-ditch appeal by McCabe’s lawyers, according to a report on Thursday by Fox News. This clears the way for what appears to be McCabe’s imminent indictment.
  • Infamous Child Rapist Wins Venice Film Festival Award

    09/09/2019 8:00:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The Venice Film Festival just wrapped up in Palazzo del Cinema, Lido, Italy, and the big winners were all smiles. This is apparently considered something of a big deal because winners of this festival frequently go on to win at the Oscars, as was the case with The Shape of Water. The top prize (the Golden Lion award) went to a Joaquin Phoenix film called Joker. (This one sounds pretty good and I might even go see it.)That wasn’t the big news for me, however. The second-place winner, given the Grand Jury Prize, was a film called An Officer...
  • Obama administration partners with Brett Kimberlin

    05/29/2012 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-29-12 | DrJohn
    Who is Brett Kimberlin? Brett Kimberlin, also known as the "Speedway Bomber," is the infamous male who set an Indiana town ablaze with a series of coordinated bombings in 1978. The man behind the madness was also convicted of thirty three additional crimes, including illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, and the Presidential Seal, both of which were used to procure the hard-to-come-by explosives used in the bombings. As a result, Kimberlin served a 17 year prison sentence, in which time he mastered his skills of persuasion by earning a law degree, which he reportedly uses routinely. A...
  • McCarthy says Trump was investigated for Obama

    08/21/2019 7:22:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 21, 2019 at 7:51pm | WND Staff
    'The only reason' for spying was to 'inform the president' Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy pointed out that counterintelligence operations by the FBI, Justice Department and are carried out for the president. So it would have been the responsibility of the Obama administration's counterintelligence investigation of the 2016 Trump campaign to make sure Barack Obama knew what was going on, he said in a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday night. "What I'm saying is not that the president sits there and directs that there be counterintelligence investigations, McCarthy explained, according to BizPacReview. "What I'm saying is that...
  • Judicial Watch Finds Documents Showing Fusion GPS Working Directly With Obama's DOJ to Frame Trump

    08/14/2019 11:53:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Government watchdog Judicial Watch has uncovered and released hundreds of documents showing the Obama Justice Department working directly with Fusion GPS, a research firm hired by the Clinton campaign, to frame President Trump. The documents show Fusion GPS' Nellie Ohr, who was specifically hired in 2016 to dig up dirt on Trump and his children Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric, working directly with U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr on a spread sheet linking President Trump to a number of Russian operatives. Nellie and Bruce are married and while Bruce was demoted, he's still working at the Department of Justice in...
  • Scandals: end DOESN'T justify the means! (Machiavelli, Alinsky, Chanakya)

    08/08/2019 7:53:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 8, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Scandals in politics have been motivated by personal gain, greed, love of power, lust, or simply a conviction that one's political agenda is so good it justifies bending the law. This ungodly behavior was observed by Machiavelli in The Prince (1513), who recorded the evil tactics of Cesare Borgia: "the ends justifies the means." In 1798, Yale President Timothy Dwight described how the Jacobins acted this way during the French Revolution: "Adultery, assassination, poisoning, and other crimes of the like infernal nature, were taught as lawful ... provided the end was good." Saul Alinsky advocated this in his nefarious Rules...
  • 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 · 21 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...
  • Obama staffers deleted speeches about the immigration crisis hours before Trump’s inauguration

    06/12/2019 6:01:57 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 6/12/2019 | Marcus Baram
    In the last hours of the Obama administration’s time in office, staffers at Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed hundreds of speeches and testimonies dating back to 2004 from the agency’s website, according to a watchdog group. The transcripts contained “prepared remarks submitted to congressional committees, often on controversial topics like the standard of medical treatment for detainees, treatment of unaccompanied children, sanctuary cities, drug trafficking, and E-Verify,” according to the Sunlight Foundation’s Web Integrity Project. The group says they were removed between the early afternoon of January 18 and late evening of January 19 in 2017, mere hours before the...
  • Another Obama Scandal Explodes, Caught Red Handed Deleting Years Of Speeches By ICE

    06/14/2019 2:18:30 PM PDT · by JackCrane · 22 replies
    The Beltway Report ^ | 6/14/19 | Liberating Elder
    A collection of 190 transcripts of speeches on ICE’s website was deleted on Jan. 18 and late in the evening on Jan. 19, 2017, according to research conducted by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for government transparency. Statements made by high-ranking ICE officials regarding controversial immigration topics such as sanctuary cities, E-Verify, treatment of detainees, and other issues were included in the reported deletions.
  • Hey Joe Biden, Here Are Some Scandals You Forgot: A Historical Refresher

    06/13/2019 1:54:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/13/2019 | David Harsanyi
    “Know what I was most proud of?” presidential candidate Joe Biden told a crowd on Wednesday. “For eight years, there wasn’t one single hint of a scandal or a lie.”In an era where every presidential tweet is an existential threat to democracy, there are probably plenty of people who believe this myth. Off the bat, though, it should be mentioned that even liberal factchecking outfit PolitiFact once awarded Barack Obama the “Lie of Year” for misleading the American people about his technocratic health-care plan.Our former vice president, no slouch about misleading the public on the ACA, probably forgot.Obama’s most...
  • Spygate: Obama Admin Cut Situation Room’s Video Feed During Meetings on Russia Investigation

    05/21/2019 5:15:24 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2019 | Aaron Klein
    Barr stated: "The thing that’s interesting about this is that this was handled at a very senior level of these departments. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted. It was sort of an ad hoc, small group — and most of these people are no longer with the FBI or the CIA or the other agencies involved." They worked exclusively for two groups of “customers,” officials said. The first was Obama and fewer than 14 senior officials in government. The second was a team of operations specialists at the CIA, NSA and FBI...
  • Eric Swalwell: No apology necessary for surveilling Trump campaign

    04/19/2019 12:03:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., argued the special counsel's report "certainly" showed evidence of collusion and rejected the idea that President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign deserved an apology for the controversial surveillance conducted under former President Barack Obama's administration. When Fox News host Julie Banderas asked Swalwell about a potential apology, the California congressman said that special counsel Robert Mueller's report "laid out a multiplicity of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians." He contended that although special counsel Robert Mueller's report didn't declare collusion beyond a reasonable doubt, it still showed enough evidence of troubling contacts between Russia and Trump's...
  • Letter from deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offers potential road map to special(trunc)

    03/21/2019 7:12:00 PM PDT · by Mariner · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21st, 2019 | By Jonathan Karl
    There's no shortage of speculation on the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, much of it totally uninformed. But we don't need to speculate on the scope – the man who appointed Mueller has already given us a potential road map on what to expect from the special counsel. The bottom line: Do not expect a harsh condemnation of President Donald Trump or any of his associates if they have not been charged with crimes. The road map comes in the form a little-noticed 12-page letter written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last June to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley....