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  • Trump State Department Fights to Keep Clinton Benghazi E-mails Secret

    05/08/2017 4:53:41 PM PDT · by detective · 87 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 May 2017 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Candidate Donald Trump said of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, “This corruption and collusion is just one more reason why I will ask my attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor.” He later upped the ante with the declaration, “She has to go to jail.” Now, it appears that the Trump State Department is working to keep the e-mails secret. On May 5, Judicial Watch issued a press release announcing that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the U.S. Department of State to turn over to the watchdog organization "eight identical paragraphs" of previously redact material in two September 13,...
  • WH to Trump: Consult with State before talking to foreign leaders

    12/05/2016 12:45:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 125 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/5/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest encouraged President-elect Trump on Monday to take advantage of the "expertise and advice" of career diplomats at the State Department as the controversy surrounding the incoming president's recent call to Taiwan continues to boil over. "Whenever you are talking about the president-elect interacting with foreign leaders, it's incredibly important. It has profound consequences for our country and for our national interests around the world," Earnest said in response to a reporter's question about whether Trump is "winging" his discussions with foreign leaders. "Last week, we had some conversations about a conversation the president-elect had...
  • Never-Before-Heard Tapes of Reagan Revealed

    11/10/2014 6:31:01 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Fox ^ | November 10. 2014 | New York Post
    President Ronald Reagan secretly recorded some of his conversations with foreign leaders, discovered author William Doyle, who shared some of these never-heard tapes exclusively with The Post. "Until now, taping was thought to have stopped in the Nixon era. I discovered that was not the case," Doyle said. The recordings from the White House Situation Room include Reagan trying to convince an intractable Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to hold off the pullout of Israeli troops from Lebanon in 1983 until Lebanese forces can replace them; the president discussing the release of Western hostages in the Middle East with Pakistani...
  • 3/11: Who Really Lied

    04/22/2007 12:33:36 PM PDT · by J Aguilar · 18 replies · 1,221+ views
    EL MUNDO - Libertad Digital ^ | 15-16 April 2007 | Libertad Digital (transl. J Aguilar)
    Terrorism is a continuation of politics by other least in some corners of this world. He transmitted the false presence of suicide terrorists[Former Interior Minister] Acebes Blames Zapatero for Spreading the “Only Confirmed Lie” of 3/11.The general secretary of the PP has pointed out directly the president of the government as responsible for the “only confirmed lie”, for the time being, of 3/11: the alleged presence of suicide terrorists [on the trains]. “Zapatero himself was the one that spread this information”, Acebes has denounced in COPE [Radio News Channel] on the basis of the revelations of EL MUNDO newspaper,...
  • U.S. senator Kerry says willing to go to Iran

    12/15/2006 3:28:58 PM PST · by Biscuit85 · 32 replies · 820+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | December 16, 2006
    CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John Kerry said on Friday he was willing to go to Tehran to talk to Iranian leaders but would not have time during his current Middle East tour. "I don't have time and we were not able to make arrangements in the short timespan we had but I would be willing to go," he told reporters in Cairo, the first stop on his tour. Asked if he planned to make a trip later, he said: "At the appropriate time, at some point." Kerry, the Democratic candidate in the U.S. presidential election in 2004, is pressing...
  • Iran: Republican losses reduce chances of clash with US

    11/09/2006 4:05:19 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 609+ views
    AP ^ | 11/9/2006
    Iranian opinion-makers today welcomed the resignation of the US secretary of defence and the Republican Party's losses in Congress, saying the two events could reduce the chances of a confrontation with the United States over Iran's contentious nuclear programme. The new Democratic majority in Congress will choose to negotiate with Iran, said a liberal political scientist at Tehran University. State radio was particularly sharp in its view of the ousted defence secretary, saying Donald Rumsfeld had been a "symbol of stupidity and unilateralism" and his downfall reflected "America's defeat in Iraq, the end of the era of neo-conservatives and the...
  • Foreign Leaders Shocked at Hamas Win

    01/26/2006 9:44:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 2,551+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/06 | John Leicesiter - ap
    PARIS - World leaders, uneasy at the prospect of a Hamas-led Palestinian government, immediately exerted pressure on the Islamic militants Thursday to recognize Israel and renounce violence as a precondition for support. That a group listed as a terrorist organization by the European Union and the United States won seemingly fair-and-square at the ballot box compounded the dilemma for foreign governments. While they welcomed the smooth running of the Palestinian legislative elections, the militants' stunning showing also unsettled many and threw Middle East peacemaking into turmoil. "Hamas won," said Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. "Hamas is surely not a...
  • The Terrorist Connection in the U.S.

    07/13/2005 1:36:30 PM PDT · by Zartan · 120 replies · 1,691+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 13, 2005 | Stella Jatras
    Wednesday, July 13, 2005 The Terrorist Connection in the U.S. By Stella Jatras Americans have been warned that there are still many al Qaeda "sleepers" i.e., "cells" in this country just waiting to commit another 9/11. How many of these sleepers have infiltrated the pro-KLA communities under the guise of being freedom fighters for Kosovo independence?" A recent report in The Brooklyn Connection writes, "It's common knowledge that buying weapons in the United States is surprisingly easy. But what about outfitting a foreign guerilla army? Meet Florin Krasniqi, one of the driving forces behind Kosovo's fight for independence. He lives...
  • North Korea's Pride: 'Dear Leader' makes Time's top 100 influential people list

    04/28/2005 1:03:01 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 3 replies · 1,449+ views
    East Asia Intel ^ | 04.26.05 | East Asian Intel
    North Korea's Pride: 'Dear Leader' makes Time's top 100 influential people list, April 26, 2005 North Korea's state media have said some 1,200 titles and phrases have been created by world leaders to refer to Kim Jong-Il, such as the "Guardian deity of the planet," "Sun of the 21st century," "Lode star of humanity" and "Saint of saints." Now, Pyongyang has seized upon a recent Time Magazine report to validate its claims that its enigmatic dictator is adored as the "Dear Leader" both at home and abroad. Kim is listed in the subcategory: Leaders & Revolutionaries In its April...
  • Khatami denies handshake with Israeli counterpart

    04/09/2005 2:48:36 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 6 replies · 483+ views
    ABC ^ | 4/9/05 | ABC
    Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has "strongly denied" Israeli media reports that he shook hands with Israeli President Moshe Katzav at Pope John Paul II's funeral, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reports. "These allegations are false like all the other allegations (by the Israeli media) and I have not had any meeting with a personality from the Zionist regime," Mr Khatami is quoted as saying. Israeli media has reported that during the requiem mass in St Peter's Square, Iranian-born Mr Katzav shook the hand of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and exchanged a few words in Persian with Mr Khatami. The...
  • Leaders Come Together at Pope's Funeral (with "caption this picture" photo)

    04/08/2005 7:05:51 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 50 replies · 2,478+ views
    AP ^ | April 8, 2005 | AIDAN LEWIS
    VATICAN CITY - Israel's president said he shook hands and chatted briefly with the leaders of the Jewish state's great enemies, Syria and Iran, during Pope John Paul II's funeral on Friday, but he cautioned against reading too much into the gestures. President Moshe Katsav said he twice greeted Syrian President Bashar Assad, who sat one row behind him during the 2 1/2 hour service, and the Iranian-born Katsav said he spoke in Farsi to Iran's President Mohammed Khatami, just two chairs away as dignitaries gathered for the funeral were seated alphabetically. "I don't think this has any diplomatic importance,"...
  • In rare trip, Taiwan's president headed to Vatican(Vatican and Italy defying China)

    04/07/2005 12:51:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 107 replies · 3,566+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 04/07/05 | Annie Huang
    In rare trip, Taiwan's president headed to Vatican By Annie Huang, Associated Press | April 7, 2005 TAIPEI -- Taiwan's leader will make an unprecedented visit to the Vatican to attend Pope John Paul II's funeral, the government said yesterday, in a move that would likely irk rival China. President Chen Shui-bian will attend the pope's funeral tomorrow, the Foreign Ministry said. It will be the first trip to Europe by a Taiwanese president, who rarely make foreign visits because of China's objections. The Vatican is Taiwan's only diplomatic ally in Europe. But under pressure from Beijing, Italy had refused...
  • Bush keeps low profile at John Paul II's funeral (A study in contrasts)

    04/08/2005 2:07:15 PM PDT · by rightalien · 49 replies · 1,505+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 08, 2005 | Bill Sammon
    ROME -- President Bush, determined not to upstage the funeral of Pope John Paul II, kept an unusually low profile in Rome yesterday, although former President Bill Clinton gave a television interview watched by millions. "He recognizes the significance of the moment," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said of Mr. Bush. "And the focus rightly should be on the Holy Father." Mr. Bush became the first president in years to conduct a full day's schedule on foreign soil without allowing a single press question, photograph or even fleeting image on videotape. His father, the first President Bush, also refrained from...
  • China spurns pope's funeral over Taiwan attendance

    04/07/2005 12:54:19 PM PDT · by bloggodocio · 13 replies · 472+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/7/05
    BEIJING, (AFP) - China said it would not send a representative to Pope John Paul II's funeral in Rome to protest the presence of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian at the event. "The Chinese side will not send a delegation to the funeral, this is my clear-cut answer," foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said. He further added that Chen's intention to attend the funeral was aimed at trying to create "two Chinas on the global stage." "Chen Shui-bian will go to the Vatican to attend the funeral of the pope, but his real purpose is to engage in secessionist activities aimed...
  • List of Dignitaries Planning to Attend Pope John Paul II's Funeral

    04/04/2005 9:37:59 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 28 replies · 830+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-04-05-05 0021EDT
    List of Dignitaries Planning to Attend Pope John Paul II's Funeral The Associated Press Published: Apr 5, 2005 Dignitaries planning to attend Pope John Paul II's funeral: ALBANIA: President Alfred Moisiu, Prime Minister Fatos Nano. ARGENTINA: Vice President Daniel Scioli, Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa. AUSTRIA: President Heinz Fischer, Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, Parliament Speaker Andreas Khol. AUSTRALIA: Gov. General Michael Jeffery. BELGIUM: King Albert II, Queen Paola, Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt. BRAZIL: President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. BRITAIN: Prince Charles, Prime Minister Tony Blair. BULGARIA: President Georgi Parvanov. CANADA: Prime Minister Paul Martin. CHILE: Foreign Minister Ignacio Walker. COLOMBIA: Vice...
  • Papal funeral "guest-list" (Monarchs and elected officials)

    04/04/2005 2:47:40 PM PDT · by el_doctor2 · 69 replies · 1,589+ views
    Dignitaries planning to attend Pope John Paul II's funeral: ALBANIA: President Alfred Moisiu, Prime Minister Fatos Nano. ARGENTINA: Vice President Daniel Scioli, Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa. AUSTRIA: President Heinz Fischer, Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel, Parliament Speaker Andreas Khol. BELGIUM: King Albert II, Queen Paola, Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt (search). BRITAIN: Prince Charles, Prime Minister Tony Blair. BULGARIA: President Georgi Parvanov. CHILE: Foreign Minister Ignacio Walker. CZECH REPUBLIC: President Vaclav Klaus (search), Foreign Minister Cyril Svoboda. ESTONIA: President Arnold Ruutel. FINLAND: Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen. FRANCE: President Jacques Chirac and his wife, Bernadette. GERMANY: Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, President Horst Koehler. HUNGARY: President...
  • Swiftvet author threatened with lawsuit:Kerry fund-raiser angered by new book on nuclear Iran

    02/23/2005 7:13:13 PM PST · by hope · 63 replies · 2,413+ views
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Swiftvet author threatened with lawsuitKerry fund-raiser angered by new book on nuclear Iran Posted: February 23, 20059:19 p.m. Eastern By Art Moore © 2005 Picking up where he left off with best-seller "Unfit for Command," author Jerome Corsi once again is entering a maelstrom with the impending publication of a book that blows the whistle on U.S. politicians and activists allegedly on the take from Iran's radical Islamic regime. New York Daily News columnist Lloyd Grove plans to...
  • Kerry Backs Bush's $81.9 Bln War Spending Plan

    02/15/2005 2:16:27 PM PST · by redlenses · 28 replies · 661+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:43 PM ET
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry, whose baffling explanation of votes on Iraq war funding hurt his 2004 White House bid, said on Tuesday he would back President Bush's new $81.9 billion request for Iraq and Afghanistan. "I think we're in a very different situation," Kerry told reporters. "I'm going to vote for this ... I think this money is important to our being successful and to the completion of the process." The Massachusetts senator, who failed in his bid to unseat Bush last November in an election focused on national security, defended his decision to not back the...
  • Chirac congratulates Bush on Iraq election (Barf Alert)

    02/01/2005 3:30:04 PM PST · by Cornpone · 21 replies · 682+ views ^ | 2 Feb 2005 |
    PARIS, Jan 31 (AFP) - The Iraqi elections showed "the strategy of terrorist groups partly failed," French President Jacques Chirac told his US counterpart George W. Bush by telephone Monday, officials in Paris said. The Sunday poll was "an important stage in the political reconstruction" of Iraq, Chirac told Bush in the 15-minute conversation, according to presidential spokesman Jerome Bonnafont. The French leader said the turnout and technical organisation of the elections was "satisfactory," he added. Between 60 and 75 percent of registered voters were estimated to have cast ballots. The result of the elections would not be known for...
  • World Leaders Praise Iraqi Poll

    01/31/2005 4:25:14 AM PST · by PopGonzalez · 18 replies · 745+ views
    BBC ^ | January 31, 2005 | BBC anonymous reporter
    World leaders praise Iraqi poll World leaders have praised the conduct of Iraq's first multi-party elections for more than 50 years. President Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair - the leaders of the two nations which led the invasion of Iraq - hailed them as a resounding success. And UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Iraqis should be encouraged to take control of their own future. After what officials said was a higher turnout than expected, the next few days will be spent counting votes. Preliminary results are expected in about six days, with a full result not due for...