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Meet Cody Shearer, the Strangest Character in Hillary’s Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy
National Review ^ | 6/1/2015 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 06/01/2015 4:16:48 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

And you thought Sidney Blumenthal was shady.

Few people have heard of Cody Shearer, the unsanctioned diplomat, private eye, and Clinton flunky whose name surfaced in connection with the so-called intelligence reports Sidney Blumenthal was channeling to Hillary Clinton during her time at the State Department. But this shadowy fixture of the Clinton machine was everywhere in the 1990s — including war-torn Bosnia, where he became the subject of a State Department investigation after he represented himself as an agent of the U.S. government and took cash from a genocidal warlord.

Now evidence suggests Shearer, working with his partner Blumenthal, was up to something similar during the 2011 revolution in Libya. And like in the 1990s, the Clintons were lurking on the margins. Much of the intelligence contained in memos fed to the Clinton State Department by Blumenthal was not just self-serving — it was provided by someone with a history of misleading foreign sources, misrepresenting himself as an agent of the U.S. government, and creating trouble for both himself and the United States abroad.

Though often described as a journalist, Shearer hasn’t written much since the 1980s. His work, like that of his father, Lloyd Shearer, the former editor of Parade magazine, was often gossipy and reputation-ruining. A series of columns the younger Shearer wrote on the sexual proclivities of former Texas senator John Tower sank his nomination for defense secretary in 1989.

Shearer’s career took a strange turn when the Clintons entered the White House in 1992. His entrée into the first family’s orbit was Strobe Talbott, Shearer’s brother-in-law, who had been a friend of Bill Clinton since the president’s days at Oxford. Talbott served as a deputy secretary in Bill Clinton’s State Department; his brother-in-law took a different route, allegedly working with Clinton enforcer Terry Lenzner to investigate and, at times, intimidate women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.

But Shearer’s political intrigues in the ’90s extended beyond U.S. shores. In the middle of the decade, for reasons that remain unclear, he traveled to Europe to negotiate with associates of Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian-Serb president known to have orchestrated the mass killings of Bosnian Muslims — including the Srebrenica genocide — during the brutal Yugoslav Wars. Representing himself as an agent of the State Department, Shearer told his Serbian contacts, which included members of Karadzic’s family, that he could reduce the severity of impending war-crimes charges if Karadzic surrendered. He claimed he was in contact not only with his brother-in-law, but also with then-secretary of state Madeleine Albright and even with President Clinton himself.

“He said, ‘If you can show to my friends, meaning his brother-in-law and the president, that you can offer a serious line of negotiation, military action to capture Karadzic would not happen,’” the Serbian associate said, according to a 1999 Wall Street Journal article. A subsequent State Department investigation found that the Serbs paid Shearer at least $25,000 for his efforts, though the Serbs themselves claim he was paid much more.

Although Shearer’s negotiations on behalf of the U.S. government were unauthorized, the Wall Street Journal reported that Strobe Talbott knew of his brother-in-law’s activities at least one year before the State Department did and asked him to stop. He only felt compelled to do so, according to the Journal, because Shearer was erroneously informing his Serbian contacts that the U.S. supported a plan to partition Bosnia, not because he was conducting shadow diplomacy with a genocidal warlord.

David Bossie, now the president of the conservative political-action committee Citizens United, first uncovered Shearer’s role in the Bosnia negotiations as a GOP researcher on the House Oversight Committee in the 1990s. The State Department’s inspector general opened an investigation into Shearer’s actions in 1999, but it was never publicly released. “It was just one of those things that fell by the wayside,” says Bossie. “And then the Clintons leave office and it’s all forgotten.” Citizens United is now asking the State Department to release the investigation’s results.

Fast-forward 14 years and, in early 2011, as a State Department-sanctioned revolution against the Qaddafi regime in Libya was picking up steam, longtime Clinton consigliere Sidney Blumenthal was sending “confidential” intelligence memos to Hillary Clinton. He was touting leaders of the Libyan rebel movement with whom he had business dealings and pushing for the hire of private military contractors while working as an adviser to Osprey Global Solutions, a contracting company seeking to do business in Libya.

Shearer was aiding Blumenthal in these “intelligence-gathering” efforts. In one e-mail message from May 2001, first published by Gawker in March, Shearer appears to be serving as the liaison between Blumenthal and “Grange,” the former Army general and CEO of Osprey, as they attempt to organize a small team of contractors to conduct an unspecified mission to the Libyan border from Tunisia. He is also in frequent contact with “K,” a Libyan named Khalifa al Sherif who seems to be feeding Shearer intelligence reports from inside the Libyan revolutionary council.

It’s not clear to what extent Clinton knew she was involving herself with Shearer — National Review was unable to contact Shearer, and the Clinton campaign did not reply to a request for comment.

Bossie says the House Select Committee on Benghazi has been notified of Shearer’s past indiscretions in Bosnia and believes that history will prove instructive as to what he was up to in Libya — and on whose behalf.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 06/01/2015 4:16:48 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross
Hillary's Donald Segretti.
2 posted on 06/01/2015 4:19:30 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Vote GOP for A Slower Handbasket)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Speaking of Hitlery, how many of you will be attending her Broadway for Hillary celebration (yes this is for real)...BTW, is it me or does her symbol remind me of the symbol for a male? You know, the circle with the arrow? O-> Is she trying to tell us something?


3 posted on 06/01/2015 4:33:14 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (B. Hussein Obama: 17 acts of Treason and counting.)
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To: Liz; LucyT; WildHighlander57; maggief

Get HIS emails too!


4 posted on 06/01/2015 4:33:46 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now?;)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The idiot foreign policy establishment has been wrecking countries and economies for hundreds of years, it’s just a sign of its ends stage condition prior to the Anglo American Establishment’s overthrow by newer forces of instability that associates of the demented Gov. Chicken Litter come to prominence. It’s just too bad that you can’t become famous as a “secret agent”.


5 posted on 06/01/2015 4:36:18 AM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The clinton private eye caught with C-4 in his safe and who was accused in court of saying he could make murder look like suicide is my nominee.


6 posted on 06/01/2015 4:38:16 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Too bad we can’t get Waco PD to provide “security” for this event!


7 posted on 06/01/2015 4:40:22 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda


8 posted on 06/01/2015 4:45:35 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

is this the reason that instead of us security guards she used libyan Feb 17 brigade to guard the ambassador..... for a few bucks..??
did she engineer the murder of khadaffy and family..??
did she participate in plans to release the blind sheik..??
and is that why morsi had reps there that night to kidnap the ambassador..??
is that why she refused to send us military rescue and support but got constnat aerial reports from unarmed drones.. and why were they unarmed and why did SHE tell the people there to stand down..??
did she send more than the acknowledged 650 tons of weapons to isis/al queda,,??
she constantly refers to the ARB which reviewd benghazi WITHOUT INTERVIEWING ANY ONE WHO WAS ON THE GROUND AND AT THE “EMBASSY” OR THE “ANNEX”..... a blatant coverup...
SO WE CAN CONCLUSIVELY ADD MURDERESS TO HILLARY’S ALREADY NEFARIOUS CLAIMS TO FAME.... SHE IS BOTH A TRAITOR AND A CRIMINAL...


9 posted on 06/01/2015 4:45:58 AM PDT by zzwhale
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To: icwhatudo
His twin sister, who is Strobe Talbot's wife, did DUMPSTER DIVING for the Clintons in the 90's to SMEAR Bill Clinton's VICTIMS of SEXUAL ASSAULT!!!

The whole Clinton Crime Family is as dirty as any nation has ever seen.

WHO PAID CORY SHEARER???? The Clinton SLUSH FUND???

10 posted on 06/01/2015 4:49:47 AM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
The Clintons have always had a coterie of dirty deed doers working in the shadows. It is a necessary qualification to get near the Clintons that you be willing to do whatever they need done. Whatever they need done.
11 posted on 06/01/2015 4:55:00 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: zzwhale
... did she engineer the murder of khadaffy and family..??

... we came ... we saw ... he died .... (cackle, cackle)

Imagine ... if you will ... George W. Bush saying this on CBS "News" ....


12 posted on 06/01/2015 4:56:48 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
"...his brother-in-law took a different route, allegedly working with Clinton enforcer Terry Lenzner to investigate and, at times, intimidate women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment."

I wonder if you put a jogging suit and hoodie on him, could Kathleen Willey pick him out of a line-up...

13 posted on 06/01/2015 5:04:43 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Steely Tom

Have people figured it out yet? Her supporters will never care how she grts things done

Never


14 posted on 06/01/2015 5:09:08 AM PDT by stanne
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To: hoosiermama; GOPJ; sickoflibs; TADSLOS; stephenjohnbanker; WildHighlander57; notted; Squantos; ...

Seems rather odd that the Clinton coven could be walking around w/ that info.....without having access to the global reach of the US intel apparat.

Did Cody Shearer and Blumenthal use stolen top-secret FBI or CIA files for the Clinton intel op?

NOTE TO THE FBI AND CIA Having the intel is one thing....but profiting from it is a big no-no.


15 posted on 06/01/2015 5:13:54 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Servant of the Cross

LOL!! I’m with a sex offender! PERFECT! That is the Fedex logo as well isn’t it. I hope they sue her, I’m sure they don’t appreciate being associated with one of the most corrupt politicians in US history.


16 posted on 06/01/2015 5:19:14 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (B. Hussein Obama: 17 acts of Treason and counting.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Ugly spectres of the past...


17 posted on 06/01/2015 5:37:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Servant of the Cross

Hillary and Bill Clinton should be in federal prison serving hard time for life.


18 posted on 06/01/2015 5:47:40 AM PDT by exnavy (BLOAT: buy lots of ammo train.e)
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To: hoosiermama; Liz; LucyT; WildHighlander57

http://www.propublica.org/article/private-emails-reveal-ex-clinton-aides-secret-spy-network

Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network

Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack.

by Jeff Gerth, ProPublica, and Sam Biddle, Gawker, March 27, 2015

This story was co-published with Gawker.

Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account.

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Shearer said only that “the FBI is involved and told me not to talk. There is a massive investigation of the hack and all the resulting information.”

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http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/whos-behind-hillary-clintons-secret-spy-ring_901675.html?page=3

Meet the Men Behind Hillary Clinton’s Private ‘Spy Network’
MAR 30, 2015

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If Hillary Clinton’s “secret spy network” involved the likes of Blumenthal, Drumheller, and Shearer — men whose past deeds suggest they may not be trustworthy — this ought to because for serious alarm. At a minimum, it demands that Congressional overseers take a closer look at what these people were doing on behalf of Hillary Clinton. Bear in mind, this team wasn’t just sending Hillary Clinton intelligence briefings. They had contracted out to a company, Osprey Global Solutions, run by a former General and Delta Force member, David L. Grange, to do fieldwork and intelligence gathering in Tunisia.

We know this spy ring was not secure — after all, Blumenthal’s emails were hacked and the intelligence reports Clinton was receiving were leaked a year before the State Department asked for Clinton’s emails. Other questions remain: Since Blumenthal, Drumheller, and Shearer were not acting in an official capacity, who was paying for their efforts? Was Clinton sharing the intelligence that these men were involved in gathering so that it could be confirmed by official intelligence agencies such as the CIA? If not, how did she know these intelligence assessments were reliable? Did these intelligence gathering efforts influence her decisions as Secretary of State, and if they did, how so?

(Long article, much more at link)


19 posted on 06/01/2015 5:51:02 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Wonder if these three know what happened to Kadaffis’s gold.


20 posted on 06/01/2015 8:36:06 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now?;)
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