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  • Hillary misleading about email probe during debate, former FBI agents say

    02/05/2016 5:23:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    Hillary Clinton used misleading language in Thursday night's Democratic debate to describe the ongoing FBI investigation into her use of a private email server to conduct official government business while she was secretary of state, according to former senior FBI agents. In the New Hampshire debate with Senator Bernie Sanders, which aired on MSNBC, Clinton told moderator Chuck Todd that nothing would come of the FBI probe, "I am 100 percent confident. This is a security review that was requested. It is being carried out." Not true says Steve Pomerantz, who spent 28 years at the FBI, and rose from...
  • Hacker "Guccifer" Welcomes Extradition: Hillary Clinton e-mail probe

    02/03/2016 7:59:58 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 52 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Feb 3, 2016
    The Romanian hacker whose illegal exploits first exposed Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-governmental e-mail system is set to waive extradition later this month so he can face trial in the United States on a nine-count felony indictment. Known as “Guccifer,” hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, 43, is scheduled for a February 17 extradition hearing in Romania, where he has been jailed since his arrest in January 2014. Lazar is serving a four-year sentence for hacking into the e-mail accounts of several public figures in Romania, including the head of the country’s intelligence service. In a phone interview from a Bucharest...
  • Meet Hillary Clintons Enabler-in-Chief

    10/21/2015 5:30:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Its an ancient story: An innocent idealist sets out to change the world and in the process becomes what he hates most. He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster, Friedrich Nietzsche advised. Thats probably the best spin one can put on Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide and confidant. But it would be just that spin given that Blumenthal was never an idealist, never mind an innocent. He has remained the same man he was in 1976, when he co-edited Government by Gunplay: Assassination Conspiracy Theories from...
  • Hillary’s EmailGate Goes Nuclear

    01/09/2016 6:15:47 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | January 9th, 2016 | By John R. Schindler
    Back in October I told you that Hillary Clinton’s email troubles were anything but over, and that the scandal over her misuse of communications while she was Secretary of State was sure to get worse. Sure enough, EmailGate continues to be a thorn in the side of Hillary’s presidential campaign and may have just entered a new, potentially explosive phase with grave ramifications, both political and legal. The latest court-ordered dump of her email, just placed online by the State Department, brings more troubles for Team Hillary. This release of over 3,000 pages includes 66 “Unclassified” messages that the State...
  • Clinton adviser urged using hurricane to boost Obama's re-election bid

    01/08/2016 10:02:58 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/8/16 | The Guardian
    One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers told her that Barack Obama should use a deadly hurricane to boost his re-election campaign, a proposal that she agreed to pass on to the White House, a new tranche of emails reveals. Blair and Clinton transcripts reveal global concerns of two buddies Read more Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of the Clintons, sent a memo in 2012 presenting a strategy for turning Hurricane Isaac to the Democrats’ political advantage by contrasting it with President George W Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  • Emails Show Hillary Met At State Department With Sidney Blumenthal

    01/04/2016 4:12:39 PM PST · by don-o · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 4, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    During the fallout from her use of a personal email account, Hillary Clinton has attempted to downplay her working relationship with Sidney Blumenthal, but emails released last week show that the two met at her State Department office in 2012. Blumenthal has proved a thorn in the Democratic presidential candidate's side. The former journalist, who worked as an aide in the Bill Clinton White House, frequently emailed Clinton intelligence that he had gleaned from undisclosed sources. In many cases, Blumenthal was advancing the business interests of companies for which he was working. In other emails, Blumenthal would email Clinton political...
  • Just Who Is Sidney Blumenthal, the Clintons’ Closest Advisor?

    11/17/2015 5:12:36 AM PST · by Pilsner · 13 replies
    observer.com ^ | 11/03/15 | Ken Silverstein
    Will Hillary’s hatchet man be up for White House job if she wins? I have a lot of problems with the Benghazi committee, such as the right-wing canard suggesting that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the CIA are somehow responsible for the tragic 2012 death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. But I also have problems with people who dismiss the Benghazi hearings in their entirety as nothing more than a partisan witch hunt, which is the standard approach by most big media. To take one recent example, The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, in a typically...
  • Blumenthal Calls On Cruz To Disavow PAC Ad

    11/10/2015 11:21:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” while discussing a new pro-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) super PAC ad featuring an anti-gun control message that references Presidents Barack Obama’s gun control push after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to disavow the ad.
  • Newly released e-mails contradict Hillary lies on Blumenthal, Benghazi security requests

    11/03/2015 6:34:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/15 | Dan Calabrese
    But she's still betting you don't care. If you paid attention to the substance of Hillary’s Benghazi testimony the week before last, you know she was shown beyond all doubt to have lied to the American people about the terrorist attack that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012. If you just read the dinosaur media’s analysis, of course, you think she “won” and it was a “disaster for Republicans” that essentially ended Benghazi as a news story forever. And Hillary’s banking on the latter narrative big time now, because she knows that as more of her e-mails are released,...
  • Hillary Clinton's rogue agenda: Why Sid Blumenthal matters

    10/31/2015 7:37:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    ny post ^ | oct 31, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    After the media inexplicably dubbed Hillary Rodham Clinton the “winner” of the Benghazi hearings, her apologists dismissed a line of questioning into her unofficial adviser, Sidney Blumenthal. So he was sending her e-mail offering advice on Libya and other matters of state. In the immortal words of Clinton at an earlier Benghazi hearing, “What difference does it make?”
  • ‘Unsolicited?’: Emails Show Blumenthal Drafted Speech Hillary Gave In 2009

    10/31/2015 8:21:19 AM PDT · by ReaganGeneration2 · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Far from providing just "unsolicited" advice to Hillary Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal appears to have authored a draft of at least one of the Democratic presidential frontrunner's speeches during her time as secretary of state at her behest. Read more: http://dailycaller.com#ixzz3q9wWwDo2
  • Clarice Feldman: Do Hillary's Lies Matter?

    10/25/2015 10:38:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 25, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    It is of little concern to me that the corporate media says Hillary aced the Benghazi hearing, To me she didnt, and I care more that the public is being inured to public officials lying. Were I running for president against her Id produce a simple campaign video. My campaign video would be short -- it would be Hillary before the caskets of the four Americans slaughtered in Benghazi blaming an obscure video and its maker for the incident; Hillary telling the father of one of the deceased, Ty Woods, that the video maker would be arrested (we are going...
  • Hillary and Benghazi: We dont need another congenital liar in the White House

    10/25/2015 10:04:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/25/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The debacle that was Hillary Clintons dishonest testimony before Trey Gowdy and the Benghazi committee was hard to take. I know the progressives/socialist/Democrats are engaged in an endless campaign to convince the American people that Hillary was bullied and generally mistreated by the Committee. But except for the low information voters who will support her anyway, many were not convinced by her lies and lawyerly explanations. I suppose we can take some solace in her not having repeated, I dont recall, I dont remember, or What difference does it make! At this point, maybe even Hillary knows that her explanations...
  • Hillary's Libyan Lies: Muslim Brotherhood, Terror and Dirty Money

    10/22/2015 7:55:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/22/ | Daniel Greenfield
    Hillary Clinton has only one accomplishment; the Libyan War. Bombing Libya in support of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover was Hillarys pet project. Obama unenthusiastically signed off on a war that he had told members of Congress is all Secretary Clintons matter. The Pentagon fought Hillarys illegal war every step of the way. Both the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs opposed Hillarys plan to bomb Libya. One of the Chairmans top aides said that he did not trust the reports coming out of the State Department and the CIA, then controlled by Clinton loyalist Leon Panetta....
  • More Than 600 Benghazi Security Requests Never Reached Clinton .. versus from Her Friend

    10/23/2015 2:18:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 22, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    More Than 600 Benghazi Security Requests Never Reached Clintons Desk, But Reports on Libya from Her Friend Did [ Full title ]. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledged to the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday that of the more than 600 security requests related to Libya and Benghazi that came in in 2012 before the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack none ever reached her desk. However, Blumenthals 150 emails reached her desk, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) said.
  • Hillary Clintons 5 Biggest Lies in Her Benghazi Testimony

    10/23/2015 9:35:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 22 Oct 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Vice President Joe Bidens announcement on Wednesday that he would not run for president of the United States made it a foregone conclusion that the media would worship at the shrine of Hillary Clinton during her Benghazi testimony on Thursday. They have no other choice. The precious must be protected at all costs, which means covering up for her lies, her calculated obfuscations, and her charmless faux-gravity. ... Hillary maintained on Thursday that she believed the attack still had something to do with the YouTube video, The Innocence of Muslims. But the night of the attack, she emailed Chelsea Clinton...
  • Hillary Clinton: Libya Ambassador Did Not Have My Email Address [But Sidney Blumenthal did]

    10/23/2015 7:45:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    In her appearance before the House Benghazi Committee today, committee chairman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of being more accessible to long-time confidante Sidney Blumenthal than to the late Ambassador Chris Stevens, after it emerged that Stevens did not have Clintons e-mail address. Gowdy reminded Clinton that President Obamas team had barred Blumenthal from working for the administration when he took office, and had subsequently found employment at the Clinton Foundation. From there, he sent Clinton a series of self-interested intelligence memos on Libya, despite having no expertise on the country memos which...
  • Source: FBI probe of Clinton email focused on gross negligence provision

    10/15/2015 5:51:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2015 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela Browne
    Three months after Hillary Clintons use of a private email address and server while secretary of state was referred to the FBI, an intelligence source familiar with the investigation tells Fox News that the team is now focused on whether there were violations of an Espionage Act subsection pertaining to "gross negligence" in the safekeeping of national defense information. Under 18 USC 793 subsection F,the information does not have to be classified to count as a violation. The intelligence source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity citing the sensitivity of the ongoing probe, said the subsection requires the "lawful...
  • Benghazi: Hillary Clinton Adviser Sidney Blumenthal Had Financial Stake In US Libya Policy

    10/15/2015 2:24:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    IBT Media ^ | October 08 2015 | Jackie Salo
    Benghazi: Hillary Clinton Adviser Sidney Blumenthal Had Financial Stake In US Libya Policy, Says GOP Lawmaker [ full title ] . Sidney Blumenthal was a principal character in Hillary Clinton's Libyan policy discussions, even though he was neither an official adviser nor an impartial party, according to the Republican chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. In a letter, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina claims there was a financial stake for Blumenthal in Libya as he pressed for Clinton to intervene. "Blumenthal was not merely acting as a steward of information to Secretary Clinton but...
  • Trey Gowdy's 13 page Letter to Elijah Cummings (Benghazi)

    10/08/2015 10:24:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 89 replies
    Benghazi House.gov ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Trey Gowdy
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  • Ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilsons Embarrassing Emails To Hillary

    10/03/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson caused embarrassment to a company he consulted for by lobbying then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in an email he sent through her longtime friend and ally, Sidney Blumenthal, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The company, Symbion Power, made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed in New Mexico last week by Wilson, who served as ambassador to Gabon and So Tom and Prncipe during the Bill Clinton administration. Wilson claims that Symbion and its co-founders, Paul Hinks and Lord Richard Westbury, engaged in fraud, breach of contract and civil conspiracy...
  • Dem Sen On Oregon Shooting:"Complicit"Politicians "Should Be Held Accountable"

    10/02/2015 12:54:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell Reports, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said presidential candidates and Congress were complicit in mass shootings like the one in Oregon yesterday because they are not endorsing and passing gun control laws. Blumenthal said, My hope is this latest horrific unspeakable tragedy will galvanize the Congress, but more importantly galvanize the American people to demand from Congress it end its complicity, and it is really complicity, in these massacres and 30,000 deaths that occur every year.
  • Hillary Clinton tells top aide Sidney Blumenthal it's a 'good idea' for diplomats to STOP telling

    10/01/2015 7:22:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    daily mail ^ | 10/1/15 | Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
    Among the thousands more Hillary Clinton's emails that have been released are ones exchanged with her top aide that may just add to the dilemma facing the 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate. Among the latest batch are emails from her adviser Sidney Blumenthal. On December 6, 2010 he sent her an email including a link to a news story with the headline: 'U.S. Orders Diplomats to Stop Telling Truth' Clinton replies: 'Sounds like a good idea!' The emails also reveal that Blumenthal felt the former Secretary of State was 'vindicated' over the Libyan uprising even though the Benghazi scandal was still...
  • Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clintons ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For $500K (edited title)

    09/03/2015 9:59:52 AM PDT · by BAW · 7 replies
    Radar Online ^ | Sep 3, 2015
    Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from Hillary Clintons private email account are up for sale. The price tag a whopping $500,000! Promising to give the trove of the former Secretary of States emails to the highest bidder, the specialist is showing subject lines as proof of what appear to be legitimate messages. Hillary or someone from her camp erased the outbox containing her emails, but forgot to erase the emails that were in her...
  • Blumenthal: John Boehner is 'alcoholic,' 'lazy,' 'banal'

    09/01/2015 2:18:00 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/31/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Hillary Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal had nothing but bad things to say about incoming House Speaker John Boehner on the day Republicans won back the House from Democrats in 2010, according to new emails released by the State Department late Monday. "Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference," Blumenthal wrote to Clinton. "They are repelled by his personal behavior." "He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle," he added. According to dictionary.com, "louche" means "dubious, shady, disreputable." "He is not Gingrich, the natural leader of a 'revolution,' riding the...
  • Sid Blumenthal (in Hillary E-Mails): Boehner 'Alcoholic', 'Lazy', 'Banal', 'Louche'...

    09/01/2015 2:56:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    'Louche' = dubious, shady, disreputable Seems as ifwe conservatives are on the same page as Team Hillary, re. John Boehner's principles, morals, and skill set-- if a just-released 2011 e-mail from one of the Clintons' closest advisors is anything to go by: 'Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference,"(Sidney) Blumenthal wrote to Clinton. "They are repelled by his personal behavior.' 'He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle,' he added. 'He is not Gingrich, the natural leader of a revolution, riding the crest into power,'... 'He is careworn and...
  • Controversial Clinton ally trashed 'alcoholic' John Boehner in emails to Hillary

    09/01/2015 1:31:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9-1-15 | Hunter Walker
    Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime Hillary Clinton friend who was an unofficial adviser while she was secretary of state, is trailed by reporters as he takes a lunch break from being deposed in private session of the House Select Committee on Benghazi at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 16, 2015. A new batch of messages from Hillary Clinton's private email account that was released on Monday evening shows she received advice about political strategy from her controversial confidante Sidney Blumenthal in the leadup to the 2010 midterm elections. Blumenthal's suggestions focused on attacking Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner became speaker...
  • Clinton adviser on Israel [Sandy Berger] had commercial ties to Middle East

    08/08/2015 11:51:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 8, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A controversial Clinton adviser who faced penalties for conflicts of interests under President Bill Clinton was still assisting Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, despite the fact that his consulting firm was engaged in commercial activities in countries where she worked, emails show. Sandy Berger, who gained notoriety when he stole classified documents from the National Archives prior to testimony before the 9/11 Commission, had Hillary Clinton's personal email address and emailed her about Israel, Pakistan and terrorism in 2009. Berger's consulting firm, the Albright Stonebridge Group, has engaged in business in more than 100 countries around the world, according...
  • Democrat Senators Push "CECIL ACT" To Ban Import Of Trophy Animals

    08/04/2015 4:03:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Amid the anti-trophy hunting hysteria sweeping certain parts of the country following the death of Cecil the Lion, Democrat senators have introduced the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies Act.
  • 11 Juicy Nuggets from the latest batch of Hillary Clinton Emails

    07/01/2015 11:54:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Chuck Ross
    A bold-faced political hatchet job, a mysterious memo, a bad pun and a predictable dig at Fox News. Those are just some of the enlightening tidbits contained in the 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails released late Tuesday. The exchanges, which span the period between March 2009 and December 2009, show that Clinton maintained a relatively tight-knit circle of State Department aides who worked to plan schedules, arrange secure phone calls and draft speeches. They also show that Clinton corresponded more frequently than previously known with her longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal. Here are 11 of the most interesting snippets from...
  • Blumenthal gave diplomatic advice to Hillary Clinton as early as 2009, emails show

    07/01/2015 5:53:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 1, 2015
    Controversial adviser Sidney Blumenthal was sending then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton guidance on sensitive diplomatic matters much earlier than previously known, even as the White House was blocking him from becoming a part of her staff, according to emails released late Tuesday by the State Department. The emails, part of a series of document dumps from Clintons private email server from which she controversially conducted official State Department business, also show that Clinton paid special interest to the attempt to hire Blumenthal. Blumenthal served as a senior adviser to former President Bill Clinton between 1997 and 2001, but was reportedly...
  • The latest mystery over Hillarys missing e-mails

    06/29/2015 9:21:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-27-15 | Post Editorial Board
    Now this was predictable: The State Department on Thursday said Hillary Clinton failed to turn over 15 work-related e-mails from her private server, despite claiming shed handed over everything. Which raises the troubling question: How many more did she also, uh, miss? Remember, the former secretary of state and her aides had insisted theyd sent the department all her work-related e-mails from her personal server after conducting a careful review. Now it turns out she didnt include 15 of those shed exchanged with longtime confidant Sidney Blumenthal concerning Libya. To comply with a subpoena, Blumenthal gave the House Select Committee...
  • Email Shows Sychophantic Sidney Blumenthal Advising Hillary on How To Spin Qaddafis Fall

    06/21/2015 8:30:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/19/15 | Debra Heine
    **SNIP** Blumenthal e-mailed a list of talking points to Clinton the day after rebel forces captured Tripoli, prefaced by a congratulatory statement exhorting the former presidential candidate to make sure she received credit for the U.S. intervention in Libya. The message was only recently provided by Blumenthal to the congressional panel investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks, despite Clintons previous assurance that she had turned over all her correspondence pertaining to Libya. First, brava! This is a historic moment and you will be credited for realizing it, he wrote in the August 22, 2011 memo to Clinton. When Qaddafi himself is...
  • Sources: Clinton confidant who sent Libya memos paid $200G by Brock network

    06/19/2015 8:14:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2015 | Judson Berger
    The Clinton confidant under scrutiny on Capitol Hill over detailed Libya memos he sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told lawmakers earlier this week he has been pulling in $200,000 a year from Clinton ally David Brock's media operation, congressional sources tell FoxNews.com. The figure is far higher than initially reported. While the payments to Sidney Blumenthal may not reflect any apparent conflict of interest, his work with Brock's liberal advocacy and media groups was a focus of his high-profile deposition on Tuesday before the House Benghazi committee. Republicans' rationale for the questioning was that his financial and political...
  • Report: Blumenthals Benghazi Emails Withheld from Select Committee

    06/18/2015 10:39:02 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Emails showing Democratic operative Sid Blumenthal directing public relations efforts for Hillary Clinton in the wake of the 2012 Benghazi attacks were withheld from a select committee investigating the attacks, Politico reported on Wednesday. Blumenthal sent four posts from the Democratic research outfit Media Matters to Clinton on October 10, 2012, emails show. Blumenthal was on Media Matters payroll at the time, Politico reported, receiving about $10,000 a month from the group in addition to similar compensation from the Clinton Foundation. Got all this done, Blumenthal wrote in the Oct. 10, 2012, email to Clinton, according to the description of...
  • Ex-Clinton aide didn't write Benghazi memos [but one who did is known to Hillary]

    06/17/2015 1:56:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2015 | Martin Matishak
    Hillary Clinton's close adviser Sidney Blumenthal did not personally author or verify any of the memos he sent her about Libya or the Benghazi siege, according to the head of a House panel investigating the 2012 attacks. "What we learned today is hes not the author of a single one of those memos. He was passing on information authored by someone else and he has no idea about the credibility or reliability of any of the sources," House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told reporters on Tuesday. "So, the information passed on to the secretary of State,...
  • Rep. Darrell Issa Escorted Out of Congressional Panel on Benghazi

    06/16/2015 9:56:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/16 | FRANK THORP V and LUKE RUSSERT
    Outspoken Republican Congressman Darrell Issa tried to crash a deposition Tuesday on Benghazi, but was promptly escorted out from the closed-door panel on Capitol Hill. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, had no qualms about personally kicking out Issa, the former House Oversight Committee chairman. "I'm a prosecutor, we always follow the rules," Gowdy later told NBC News. "[Issa] is not a [Benghazi] committee member and non-committee members are not allowed in the room during the deposition. Those are the rules and we have to follow them, no exceptions made." The moment just...
  • The Benghazi Bonanza: A Bi-Partisan Scandal

    06/09/2015 12:40:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 9, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    The Benghazi affair is beginning to shape up as a bi-partisan scandal making Trey Gowdys life doubly difficult, of course. But the former prosecutor has been doing a bang-up job with his select committee, demolishing the mantra that there is nothing new to be learned about Benghazi and building a sober, far-reaching inquiry. Without Gowdy, recall, there would be no Clinton secret server, no Sidney Blumenthal trail, no new emails, and no upcoming testimony from Mrs. Clinton and her inner circle . On the latter, Gowdy is holding firm, saying he will not schedule testimony until all relevant emails...
  • Clinton Ally Sidney (Vicious) Blumenthal Will Testify to Benghazi Committee in Closed Session

    06/06/2015 12:49:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 6, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Longtime Hillary Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal will testify this month before the House Select Committee on Benghazi behind closed doors.The committee subpoenaed him a few weeks ago after a report revealed that he had sent misleading and sometimes inaccurate emails about Libya directly to Clinton while she was Secretary of State.According to Bloomberg, the Benghazi committee will speak to Blumenthal on June 16th in a closed session.The committee will presumably grill Blumenthal on the aforementioned emails, including one that made the inaccurate claim that the Benghazi attack could be sourced back to a YouTube video in an email Clinton...
  • 2 Of Hillarys Libya Emails Are Missing

    06/01/2015 12:26:50 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 25, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Sidney Blumenthal emailed Hillary Clinton at least two intelligence reports about Libya which were not included in the trove of 296 emails released by the State Department on Friday. Clinton has claimed that in December she turned over all official government emails she sent or received from her personal account while in office. In turn, the agency has claimed it turned all Clinton emails related to Libya or Benghazi over to the House Select Committee investigating the Benghazi attack. But a screenshot of Blumenthals email inbox, which the Romanian hacker Guccifer published in March 2013, shows two reports about Libya...
  • Meet Cody Shearer, the Strangest Character in Hillarys Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

    06/01/2015 4:16:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/1/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    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,...
  • Clintons empty old friend excuse on Sid Blumenthal

    05/30/2015 2:29:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5-29-15 | Editorial
    To hear Hillary Clinton tell it, Sidney Blumenthal was no more than an old friend trying to help out by dropping her an occasional unsolicited e-mail with advice. And the only reason she listened, she said, was to keep from being caught in the bubble of hearing only from a certain small group of people. Now we know better. Turns out Blumenthal was no casual correspondent: He was repeatedly plying her with dubious intelligence on Libya much of which turned out to be false, but which she nonetheless passed on to State Department underlings. In fact, we learned this...
  • Foundation advisers double-duty: counseling Hillary on Benghazi (Secy getting her hair done?)

    05/29/2015 6:22:46 AM PDT · by Liz · 10 replies
    NY POST.COM ^ | 5/29/15 | Geoff Earle
    Clinton factotum, Sidney Blumenthal was pocketing $10,000 monthly from the Clinton Foundation while penning e-mails about Benghazi to Secy of State Hillary. After she lost in 2008, Obama banned Blumenthal from govt employment. Once on the foundations payroll...insiders grumbled that Blumenthal got the job as a favor. At the same time Blumenthal was prepping Hillary, he was also a paid consultant to Democrat-front groups---American Bridge and Media Matters -- connected to Clinton ally David Brock. Blumenthals numerous dispatches figure prominently in the State Depts release of e-mails WRT the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Clinton forwarded many of Blumenthal's emails to...
  • Hillarys Libya Emails ( Fast and Furious )

    05/29/2015 7:29:47 AM PDT · by cutty · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 8, 2015 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    Hillary Clinton has sought to avoid public scrutiny of her emails since before she was sworn in as secretary of state. When she did turn over some of her emails to the State Department, it was Clinton and her lawyers who decided which ones they would make available and which they would withhold. While it might be useful for Clinton defenders to pretend otherwise, there was no expectation that Clinton would voluntarily share incriminating emails, especially now, in the first weeks of her presidential campaign. .... Sidney Blumenthal is at the heart of those new questions. A noted conspiracy monger...
  • Left-Wing Writer Max Blumenthal Helped Craft Hillarys Youtube Video Benghazi Explanation

    05/28/2015 8:38:57 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 17 replies
    TheDailyCaller.com ^ | 05/27/2015 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    Left-wing writer Max Blumenthal helped inspire Hillary Clintons debunked talking point that an obscure YouTube movie called Innocence of Muslims was responsible for the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. The son of Clintons longtime political adviser and informal Libya consultant, Max Blumenthal pushed his conspiratorial theories onto the secretary of state in the hours after Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed. The Daily Caller reported in December that Hillary Clinton received the Youtube video talking points before the rest of the Obama administration. Clinton was the first administration official to suggest...
  • Sidney Blumenthal paid $10K/month by Clinton Foundation while doing intel work for Hillary at State

    05/28/2015 8:23:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/28/2015 | Ed Morrisey
    When asked about her interactions with Sidney Blumenthal during her tenure as Secretary of State, especially on Libya, Hillary Clinton told reporters that she always valued input from trusted friends: “I have many, many old friends, and I always think that it’s important when you get into politics to have friends that you had before you were in politics and to understand what’s on their minds. He’s been a friend of mine for a long time—he sent me unsolicited emails, which I passed on in some instances, and I see that that’s just part of the give-and-take,” she said.“When...
  • The Old and Relentless: The Clinton soap opera continues

    05/21/2015 9:32:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-19-15 | Charles Hurt
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the longest-running Southern Gothic soap opera in American history! It is a mix of "Days of Our Lives," "Dr. Phil," "The Sopranos," "Oprah" and "Judge Judy" all rolled into one, long, endless saga called "The Clintons a Tale of Naked Ambition, Unquenchable Libido, Towering Greed and Their Desperation to be a Part of Every American's Life as Long as We Live." It is about 20 years on from being "The Young and the Restless." It has become "The Old and Relentless." Washed Up. Won't stop talking. Won't stop spinning. Won't stop lying. Won't...
  • Emails reportedly show confidant told Clinton Benghazi attack planned by AQ-tied fighters

    05/21/2015 7:38:35 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | May 21, 2015
    A longtime Clinton confidant reportedly advised then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton two days after the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that an Al Qaeda-tied group had planned the deadly assault and used a protest as cover -- but despite this warning, Clinton's U.N. ambassador went on to publicly claim the attack was simply "spontaneous." The guidance from ex-Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal was contained in a memo sent Sept. 13, according to The New York Times. It is the latest documentation effectively contradicting the administration's early narrative that the attack was driven by protests over an anti-Islam Internet video -- and raising...
  • NYT: Trey Gowdy to subpoena Sid Blumenthal for Benghazi committee

    05/19/2015 9:39:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    To quote Wilford Brimley in Absence of Malice: “Wonderful thing, subpoenas.” Don’t set your DVR just yet, as this subpoena will serve as an “invitation” to a closed-door but transcribed hearing. Still, the move to collar longtime Clintonista Sid Blumenthal qualifies as a major development for the Benghazi Select Committee investigation: Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a Republican who is leading the congressional committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, plans to subpoena Mr. Blumenthal, 66, for a private transcribed interview.Mr. Gowdy’s chief interest, according to people briefed on the inquiry, is a series of memos that...
  • Who Is Sidney Blumenthal?

    05/20/2015 3:59:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-20-15 | unattributed
    The New York Times reported Monday on email records showing that Mr. Blumenthal was on the payroll of the Clinton Foundation at the same time he was being paid by groups helping Mrs. Clintons presidential run, at the same time he was advising a U.S. business seeking Libyan contracts, at the same time he was secretly advising Secretary of State Clinton about Libya. Every top American diplomat apparently needs a good man Friday who no one else knows about. The news raises questions about whether Mr. Blumenthals work with Mrs. Clinton at State in any way benefited his private dealings,...