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  • Investigation: Emails Say Clinton Staff Put Donor on List for Security Board

    08/08/2017 12:02:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08 August 2017
     Tweet Email  Email Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political...
  • Weekly Update: Clinton-Lynch Docs Revealed

    08/05/2017 11:18:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 4, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Justice Department Blacks Out Talking Points on Lynch-Clinton Tarmac Meeting Abedin Emails Contained Classified Information and Reveal Pay to Play Judicial Watch Warns California on Dirty Voting Rolls Justice Department Blacks Out Talking Points on Lynch-Clinton Tarmac Meeting We have begun to see how the Trump administration responds over time to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) queries, especially our requests regarding shady dealings in the Obama administration. We arent encouraged. One must wonder if Obama holdovers at the Department of Justice (DOJ) are still calling the shots, or whether President Trumps appointees simply dont care about battling government corruption...
  • Judicial Watch: New Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Donors Receiving ...

    07/17/2017 4:03:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 14 July 2017
    Judicial Watch today released 448 pages of documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing new incidents of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, providing special State Department treatment to major donors to the Clinton Foundation and political campaigns. The heavily redacted documents from Abedins non-government account include an email from Hillary Clintons brother, Tony Rodham, to Abedin revealing that he acted as a go-between for a Clinton Foundation donor, Richard Park. And they reveal Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band instructing Abedin to show love to Clinton donor Andrew Liveris. The documents included...
  • Weekly Update: Abedin Emails Show Clinton Donors Receiving Special Treatment

    07/15/2017 10:14:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 14, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Abedin Emails Show Clinton Donors Receiving Special Treatment Trump/Obama Travel Numbers Released Media Ignores Virginia Governors Role in Green Car Scandal Abedin Emails Show Clinton Donors Receiving Special Treatment Our understanding of the Obama administration and Hillary Clintons State Department continues to expand as more of her illicit servers emails are revealed. This week we released 448 pages of documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing new incidents of Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, providing special State Department treatment to major donors to the Clinton Foundation and political campaigns. The...
  • Judicial Watch: New Abedin Emails Reveal Top Clinton Foundation Executive Doug Band Sought Diplomati

    09/07/2016 6:58:47 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9/1/2016
    "The Abedin emails include a mid-August 2009, email exchange in which Band urges Abedin to follow up on a request from Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy to set up a meeting with then-Ambassador to Panama Barbara Stephenson on behalf of lobbyist Amb. Otto Reich, President Reagans ambassador to Venezuela who maintained high-level government positions during the tenure of both President George H.W. Bush and President George Bush. In early September, Ruddy then was contacted by State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta S. Jacobson, at the behest of Band and Abedin, in reference to Ruddys...
  • How will de Blasio pay his huge legal bills?

    06/05/2017 2:07:50 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Last week brought news that Mayor de Blasio owes over a quarter-million in legal bills, but the big mystery remains unchanged: How’s he going to pay it? Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel has yet to see a dime for repping the mayor in state and federal corruption investigations. Disclosure forms he filed Friday show he went in the hole between $250,000 and $500,000 in 2016, and that doesn’t include the bills for the first quarter of 2017. So how does de Blasio get out of this huge personal financial hole? (snip) Of course, the council won’t want to talk about this...
  • Clinton Foundation donor received $13 million from State Department

    04/20/2016 6:00:18 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 18, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    The State Department doled out $13 million in grants for longtime friend and Clinton Foundation donor Muhammad Yunus during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, according to federal records. The grants were provided in 18 separate transactions from the U.S. Agency for International Development to the Bangladesh-based Grameen bank, according to a Sunday evening report from the Daily Caller News Foundation, for which Yunus served as a founding board member. Groups associated with Yunus through business relationships received an additional $11 million. Yunus oversaw the distribution of microcredit loans to impoverished borrowers for the bank for over 30 years....
  • The Price of Power: Congress Maddening Cash Quota System

    05/28/2017 6:25:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson .com ^ | May 29,2018 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Here is an exclusive first look at a new report that says you can put a price on success when it comes to Congress. The report by Issue One exposes the secretive money system in which members of Congress buy top spots on the most powerful committees. To raise the money, they often collect from the very interests their committees are supposed to oversee As an example, ordinary Republicans have six-figure party dues. But it takes more to make the ranks of leadership Sharyl: How much does a committee chairmanship cost? Nick Penniman of Issue One: So, if you want...
  • Clintons: The pay to play family

    05/13/2017 12:09:48 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/13/2017 | Jack Hellner
    <p>The following story, which ran on Circa, should be extremely important, but I am sure that most of the media will ignore it. It shows that Hillary was willing to ignore ethics laws if people donated to the Clinton Foundation.</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russias largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administrations economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundations Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Pay for Play: Where did DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Get Five Hundred Grand to Donate to the DNC?

    02/10/2017 10:05:28 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 11 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | Sept 2016 | Staff
    A career civil servant with that kind of money ought to be surprising, especially in lieu of his subsequent outreach efforts to proven Muslim Brotherhood outfits. UPDATE: During the years when Republicans controlled the levers of power, Johnson worked for a law firm that represented the Guantanamo Bay detainees very vigorously. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison attorneys went so far as to smuggle in materials to the detainees. If Id gotten caught passing war news to detainees, one former DOD official said, my security clearance would have been pulled. This week has seen the release of many incriminating...
  • Breaking: Trump Just Ordered Gowdy and Chaffetz Back on Clinton Case to Go After Everything

    02/02/2017 5:52:14 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 157 replies
    conservativedailypost.com ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | Matthew Bernstein
    You are sure to recall that during the presidential election, there was a lot of talk about Hillary Clinton and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This is a committee that is designed to go after government officials that have broken the law. Notably, Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz reside on this board, and are well-known for their vicious work during the Clinton case. The case? Hillary put the entire nation in jeopardy with her decision to use a private email server, delete thousands and thousands of emails despite being told not to, and involved the State Department...
  • Obama appoints former White House staffers to posts

    01/18/2017 3:32:48 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | January 18, 2017 | Allie Malloy,
    President Barack Obama, on his final Tuesday in office, appointed soon-to-be former staffers and supporters to administration posts, including senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Jarrett and Rice were both appointed to the Board of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts as General Trustees. While Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes was appointed as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
  • Majority of Israelis want Netanyahu to remain Prime Minister

    01/17/2017 10:03:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 01/16/17 12:57 | David Rosenberg
    Despite a host of investigations and allegations against the Prime Minister and his wife, Sara, a majority of Israelis believe Binyamin Netanyahu should not resign. A police investigation probing gifts allegedly given by media mogul Nuni Mozes to the Prime Minister, as well as claims of a conflict of interest in a purchase by Netanyahus government of ballistic missile submarines and allegations that public funds were diverted to Netanyahu familys private residence have all fueled speculation Netanyahu could be forced to resign, making new elections all but inevitable. Earlier this week a veteran Shas MK warned that Netanyahus resignation was...
  • Clintons Shutter Global Initiative as Donations Dry Up

    01/16/2017 10:34:23 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) filed a WARN Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with New York States Department of Labor on Thursday, announcing that, effective April 15, 2017, it would be closing its doors and laying off 22 employees. The CGI's stated reason: Discontinuation of the Clinton Global Initiative.Following the election, foreign governments that had been regular donors began cutting their contributions to the Clinton Foundation, some severely. For example, news.com.au noted that the Australian government has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than...
  • New Zealand Prime Minister resigns after getting caught giving $13.7 million

    01/07/2017 9:04:54 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 59 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | IWB
    It has been revealed that millions of New Zealand taxpayer dollars have been donated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to Hillary Clintons charity, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), a non-profit organisation created from the Clinton Foundation with the stated goal to reduce HIV/AIDs in Africa. An MFAT spokesman confirmed to the NBR that between January 2010 and June 2016, $7.7 million of taxpayer funds had already been donated and another $6 million was to follow, keeping to a pledge to donate $13.7 million made by the government organisation in 2013.
  • Merkel BACKED Hillary: Clinton Foundation received 4M German taxpayer cash pre-election

    12/20/2016 10:10:21 AM PST · by euram · 33 replies
    Express ^ | Nov 29 2016 | Siobhan McFadyen
    According to reports, the failed Democratic nominee's US-based charity received the cash to help plant trees in Africa at exactly the time she declared Angela Merkel her "favourite" politician.
  • Weekly Update: What Should Trump Do?

    12/03/2016 10:42:19 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 2, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    JW Asks Court to Find Government Misconduct in Clinton Email Scandal Trump Administration Should Investigate Clinton ScandalsNew Documents Show Clinton Conflicts of InterestTune In! The First 100 Days: The Anti-Corruption Agenda JW Asks Court to Find Government Misconduct in Clinton Email Scandal The Clinton email scandal is more than about the conduct of Hillary Clinton. It is about the lawlessness of the Obama administration, especially the State Department. Thats why our Judicial Watch attorneys recently asked a federal court, on the grounds that the documents relate to government misconduct, to reject the State Departments secrecy claims over certain...
  • Trump admin to pressure foreign states to probe Clinton Foundation (targeting Haiti and Columbia)

    11/27/2016 4:38:27 AM PST · by Liz · 67 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 11/27/16 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    Foreign governments began turning off money spigots to the scandal-scarred Clinton Foundation; it received millions from dozens of foreign governments including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Canada, Sweden and Ireland. <><> French federal comptrollers began following a trail of tens of millions in government money that ended up in Clinton Foundation coffers, according to a document reviewed by The NY Post.<><> The Australian government announced that it would end its decade-long affiliation with the Clinton Foundation amounting to as much as $25 million, according to the foundations Web site.<><> Norway is also scaling back; donations reached $25 million in...
  • No More Pay to Play? Australia Halts All Clinton Foundation Funds

    11/23/2016 4:08:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 11/24/16
    Following Hillary Clintons US presidential election defeat, it has been announced that Australia has cut all official ties with the Clinton Foundation.On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced tothe joint party room that agreements withthe Foundation previously set upby the Rudd-Gillard government had not been renewed. [Former Prime Minister Julia] Gillard also donated $300 million ofour money tothe Clinton-affiliated Global Partnership forEducation, Australian newspaper the Herald Sun wrote inan October article titled, Why have we donated toClintons foundation? The Foundation, set upby the former first family ofthe United States, has received large amounts indonations fromforeign governments, leading many toquestion whether...