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  • My favorite Oliver North video - long questioning by Rep Dick Cheney

    08/01/2017 4:44:37 PM PDT · by mairdie · 11 replies
    My favorite Oliver North hearing video - Part 3 of Day 4 Afternoon, 10 Jul 1987. Dick Cheney questions Oliver North and gives him time to talk.
  • Oliver North Hearings - Day 5 Afternoon - July 13, 1987

    07/30/2017 5:28:50 PM PDT · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Day 5 afternoon (July 13, 1987) of the Oliver North Hearings, edited to questions and answers and minimal senatorial statements.
  • Flashback: Bill Clinton cheered 11th hour indictment that doomed Bush re-election

    10/30/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 30 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Whispers of "payback" are being directed at Hillary Clinton after she decried as "unprecedented" the surprise FBI revival of its probe of her email scandal. That's because 24 years ago, as former President George H.W. Bush was surging back against challenger Bill Clinton, a special prosecutor raised new charges against Bush in the Iran-Contra probe, prompting Clinton to claim he was running against a "culture of corruption."
  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • Senator Patrick Leahy deserves an Oscar

    04/12/2014 8:23:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    It’s not often that a U.S. government agency gets caught red-handed abiding by its charter and performing its publicly-avowed and legislatively-approved duties. But last week the AP "broke" a long and breathless story from Havana that nailed the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) for just that. In their own words, "a secret plan aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist government," was courageously exposed by the AP’s intrepid Havana bureau. Such is the magnitude of the scandal that a red-faced and snarling Senator Patrick Leahy is now chairing hearings on Capitol Hill where he grills USAID director Rajiv Shah on...
  • The Andrea Shea King Show – Robert Morrow, The Clintons’ War On Women

    12/05/2015 3:45:44 PM PST · by Randall_S · 3 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | December 1, 2015 | Andrea Shea King Show
    The Clintons’ War on Women is making waves. Written by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow, the expose’ does just that — exposes the dirty secrets the Clintons and the media have tried to hide. Robert Morrow, a political researcher and historian, joins us tonight to talk about how Bill and Hillary have left a trail of assault accusations, intimidation, and cover-ups, the Clintons’ connection to the CIA’s Iran Contra drug trade and the real connection with the Bush Family.
  • Reporter Who Exposed Hillary’s Secret Intel Operation: Who Authorized & Financed It?

    03/29/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    One of the reporters who exposed what appears to have been former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s clandestine and rogue intelligence service said that there are more questions than answers regarding the operation, which was exposed in the hacked emails of Clinton’s longtime confidante Sidney Blumenthal. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Jeff Gerth, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that he still wanted to know “who authorized or tasked this network to do what they did” and “who was paying for this?” Gerth, the former...
  • Connect the dots: 4/21 - WH picks Neil Eggleston as new counsel; a week later, Rhodes email pops up

    05/03/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 36 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Everyone missed what is now, in hindsight, a crystal clear signal that the White House knew that the buffalo chips were about to hit the fan; and that they are very worried.On April 21, the White House announced that Neil Eggleston would be the new counsel to the president. It didn't get much notice, but in light of recent events, it's a really big deal.
  • Bob Woodward Doesn’t Buy Hillary’s Benghazi Denial: ‘Serious, Unanswered Questions About This’

    06/02/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-1-14 | Brendon Bordelon
    Washington Post writer Bob Woodward said Sunday that he doesn’t believe Hillary Clinton when she says the Benghazi investigation is all about politics, claiming there are still “serious, unanswered questions about this.” Woodward spoke on a “Fox News Sunday” panel about a leaked chapter from former Secretary of State Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” which addresses the September 11, 2012 attacks on State Department personnel in Benghazi, Libya. While many assert that Clinton and the broader Obama administration were involved in a political cover-up of the attack’s details, the book declares that everything there is to know about Benghazi and...
  • Israeli counterterror chief’s son blames US for his 1988 assassination

    06/01/2014 1:13:13 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 31 May 2014 | Staff
    Twenty-five years after a famed Israeli counterterrorism operator died in a mysterious plane crash in Mexico, his son alleged on Friday that the death was an assassination, and pointed the finger of blame at the United States. Amiram Nir was the counterterrorism adviser to former Israeli prime ministers Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir in the 1980s, and played a key role in the Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal which involved officials in the Reagan administration secretly facilitating the sale of arms to Iran, including by Israel, in breach of an embargo. Nir died in late 1988 in a plane crash...
  • Remembering Lawrence Walsh...Call him impeccable—or despicable?

    03/22/2014 5:37:28 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 21, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Lawrence Walsh, the Iran-Contra special prosecutor, died two days ago at the age of 102. American liberals adored Walsh in life and now sing hosannas to him in death. “Lawrence E. Walsh, a former federal judge … who as an independent counsel exposed the lawbreaking in the Reagan administration that gave rise to the Iran-contra scandal, died on Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City,” said the lead in the New York Times. Walsh’s admirers, reported the Times (no doubt one among them), “saw him as a model of rectitude, a public servant trying to uphold the rule of law...
  • Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra Prosecutor, Has Died

    03/20/2014 10:13:43 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/20/2014 | PETE YOST
    Lawrence E. Walsh, the special prosecutor who spent six years investigating misconduct by President Ronald Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102. He died Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City following a brief illness, according to his family.
  • American Idol: Ronald Reagan (BBC Documentary)

    03/13/2013 11:04:32 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 5 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz4BvgTKQIE "A documentary about the 40th President of the United States, taking a closer look at his life from a lifeguard to a radio announcer to an actor, all the way up to becoming a Union leader and Politician. It reveals his transition from a Democrat to a strict new liberal republican, and it unearths problems of his presidency such as the Iran Contra scandal." It involves interviews from people such as his sons Ron and Michael Reagan, his advisor Stuart Spencer, his speechwriter Peter Robinson, biographer Edmund Morris, author Mark HertsGaard, journalist Frances Fitzgerald, author Thomas Frank, author Thomas...
  • Former pilot and 9/11 conspiracy theorist shoots and kills 2 teen children, then himself

    02/06/2013 6:14:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Boingboing.net ^ | 2/4/13 | Xeni Jardin
    Phillip (alternately, "Philip") Marshall, 54, a career airline pilot who claimed to have once served as a contract pilot for the CIA and DEA during the Iran-Contra affair, shot and killed his two teenage children, and the family dog, then killed himself. The apparent murder-suicide was discovered at the family home in an upscale gated golfing community in Murphys, California. According to local news reports, teen friends of Alex Marshall, 17 (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and Macaila Marshall (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), 14, noticed the siblings had not been active via text or social media updates since Thursday and went by the...
  • John Kerry Slandered an American Hero

    12/21/2012 6:16:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    During solemn hearings on the floor of the U.S. Senate investigating drugs and terrorism a swarthy Hispanic who landed on U.S. shores with the clothes on his back and was graciously put on the path to U.S. citizenship repeatedly insulted a U.S. Senator who was also a highly decorated war veteran, an Ivy League graduate and a scion of a wealthy and politically-connected American family. The smartmouthed Latino was accused of drug-running and money-laundering to finance terrorists. He was testifying under oath –sneeringly and with a heavy Spanish accent-- upon a subpoena by lawmakers of the nation that had shown...
  • Building on a Kernel of Truth

    11/28/2012 3:24:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    This summer, friends and I took a cruise in Alaska where the tourist shops often featured the Russian matryoshka dolls.  The dolls originated in Japan but were made popular in Russia around the time of the Russian Revolution, a century ago.  You've seen them -- you pop open an outer doll, and nested inside is another.  The magic of the art is that you keep opening layer after layer, only to find another even smaller doll, until at last the final incarnation is just a kernel in size.  The successive dolls vary from near exact duplicates with hard-to-identify slight...
  • Mexico's Obama Rifles

    06/26/2012 1:53:35 PM PDT · by kathsua · 17 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 25, 2012 | reasonmclucus
    Historian Tim Stanley in the "London Telegraph" suggests "The Fast and Furious scandal is turning into President Obama's Watergate". Stanley reminds everybody that President Richard Nixon was hurt by the ill advised cover up of the operation rather than by the second rate burglary itself. A better comparison to a past scandal might be what is called the "Iran Contra" scandal. Both Iran Contra and Fast and Furious involved the United States helping groups in Latin American countries obtain weapons without the approval of the government of that country. In both cases drug money was used to purchase the weapons....
  • Former Nicaragua Contra leader Adolfo Calero dies

    06/03/2012 1:19:14 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2012 | Staff
    Adolfo Calero, who led the largest force of U.S.-backed rebels against Nicaragua's Sandinista government in the 1980s and found himself entangled in the Iran-Contra scandal, has died at age 81. Calero died Saturday of lung problems in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, his aide Julio Romero confirmed on Sunday.
  • At memorial for Iran-contra figure Clair George, CIA colleagues’ loyalty endures

    10/17/2011 9:27:16 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 16, 2011
    One by one, the aging Cold War operatives ambled into St. ­Alban’s Parish late last week. In walked a former CIA director. Sitting on the right, the agency’s ex-operations chief in Afghanistan. Somewhere else, an ex-Latin America division chief. As the organ began playing, the 300-plus attendees read their programs. The words on the cover laid out the ritual at hand, but they also symbolized an era’s completion: “In Thanksgiving and in Celebration of the Life of Clair E. George.” And then, the ex-spies prayed. They bowed their heads in honor of one of their own: a man whose life...
  • Melson Out, Holder Digs In: 1700+ Violations of the Arms Export Control Act?

    09/06/2011 7:11:55 PM PDT · by thouworm · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy Association ^ | Sept. 5, 2011 | Kathleen Millar |
    Of course, there were important differences between Iran-Contra and Fast and Furious, the most obvious being that none of the guns manufactured in the US and shipped to Iran were used to kill Americans. A slim moral distinction, perhaps, but one I believe that speaks powerfully to critics who will still argue that Fast and Furious will never approximate Iran-Contra in scope or intent. If we look at the consequences of the two scandals, Fast and Furious stands in a league of its own. Ask the family of slain US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Let’s get to the bottom...