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  • Drudge posting FBI Reports on Clinton

    10/17/2016 7:22:07 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 48 replies
    FBI Records: The Vault ^ | 10/17/2016 | FBI
    This ominous tweet of "more" with the above link was just sent out by the Drudge Report. There is a disclosure once you hit the link. Maybe some can make heads or tails of it: "Hillary Rodham Clinton served as U.S. Secretary of State from January 21, 2009 to February 1, 2013. The FBI conducted an investigation into allegations that classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on a personal e-mail server she used during her tenure."
  • ‘Largest’ Voter Fraud Probe Underway in North Texas

    10/17/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 17 Oct 2016
    A state investigation is underway over allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant County ... Concerns have arisen over mail-in ballots, which many believe open the door to “vote harvesting,” or the process of illegally filling out and returning the ballots of valid voters without their consent. Mail-in ballots are designed for eligible voters who are unable to leave their homes, are in jail or out of the country, and many argue that such balloting is critical for those who would be unable to vote otherwise. But the mail-in balloting process allows those voters to cast their votes from home without...
  • Five Clinton aides received immunity deals in FBI probe

    09/23/2016 9:28:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/23/2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, received an immunity deal from the Justice Department during the year-long FBI investigation of Clinton's server. Two other State Department staffers, John Bentel and Heather Samuelson, were also given immunity agreements, bringing the total number of witnesses who were protected by deals to five. Bryan Pagliano, Clinton's former IT aide, and Paul Combetta, an employee at the firm hired to manage her server after she left the State Department, also received such protection. The immunity agreements given to Mills and Samuelson covered the evidence recovered from their computers, a Democratic staffer told...
  • House panel looking into Reddit post about Clinton's email server

    09/19/2016 3:26:03 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/19/2016 | Katie Bo Williams
    The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is the chairman of the panel’s Government Operations subcommittee. “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-year-old post from an account believed to belong to Combetta, an...
  • House oversight chair asks for new investigation of deleted Clinton emails

    09/06/2016 2:30:37 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06 September 2016 | Matt Zapotosky
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Tuesday requested yet another Justice Department investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton — this one focused on emails that a tech company staffer deleted in spite of a congressional committee’s request that they be preserved. In the letter — addressed to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Channing D. Phillips, and copied to Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and FBI Director James B. Comey — the Utah Republican asks for an investigation to determine whether “Secretary Clinton or her employees and contractors violated statutes that prohibit destruction of records, obstruction...
  • House to Hold Hillary Clinton Perjury Hearing

    08/18/2016 1:15:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 8/18/16 10:58 AM | By SARAH WESTWOOD (@SARAHCWESTWOOD)
    Members of the House Judiciary Committee are set to question FBI officials next month about allegations of perjury involving Hillary Clinton's conflicting statements to Congress last year. Witnesses at the hearing could include FBI Director James Comey, according to USA Today, which first reported the panel's plans. A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman confirmed the hearing to the Washington Examiner and said lawmakers plan to approach the issue at an FBI oversight hearing the panel holds each year. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, joined Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the Oversight Committee, in a push to outline the case...
  • GOP Lawmakers Lay Out Perjury Case Against Hillary Clinton (letter to US Attorney in DC)

    08/15/2016 2:42:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:00 PM 08/15/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Republican chairmen of the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees laid out the case for perjury charges against Hillary Clinton in a letter sent to the U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairs of Oversight and Judiciary, respectively, say that Clinton may have violated 18 U.S.C. § 1621 and § 1001, federal laws which govern perjury and false statements, respectively, during her Oct. 22, 2015 testimony in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. In a letter to U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips, the lawmakers point to four...
  • Clinton Foundation Investigation Could Spell Hillary's Doom

    08/15/2016 8:26:59 AM PDT · by detective · 96 replies
    IBD ^ | August 15, 2016
    Scandal: The Daily Caller reports that the FBI now has multiple investigations underway into the nefarious dealings of the Bill and Hillary's favor bank, also known as the Clinton Foundation. If true, this investigation could succeed where others have been stonewalled or blocked by the Clinton machine. Is Hillary Clinton going to be held to account for her corrupt dealings between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation? That question just became highly relevant again. According to the Daily Caller, this investigation — unlike the politically neutered FBI probe into Clinton's reckless use of a private email server while Secretary...
  • Pence Calls for Investigation Into Clinton Foundation’s ‘Pay To Play Politics’

    08/15/2016 12:07:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 13 replies ^ | August 14, 2016
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” while commenting on whether or not Clinton Foundation donors got preferential treatment from Hillary Clinton’s State Department, Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) called for investigation into any potential pay-to-play arrangements. Partial transcript as follows: WALLACE: Do you have any evidence that she actually took action as a result of these big donations? And when you say, the American people have a right to know, do you think there should be an investigation, a federal investigation? PENCE: Well, certainly, there are officials at the FBI. We also found out this week...
  • Mike Pence Urges Fed Probe Into Whether Clinton Granted Political Favors to Foundation Donors

    08/14/2016 5:04:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14 2016
    Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday suggested a federal investigation into whether Hillary Clinton, during her tenure as secretary of state, provided political favors to foreign donors to her family’s Clinton Foundation, saying “the American people have a right to know.” The Indiana governor argued that emails made public last week suggested such a connection between State Department officials and major foreign donors to the foundation but acknowledged that Clinton’s involvement remains unclear. “It looks that way more and more every day,” Pence said. “That's what we need to find out. … This is exactly the kind of...
  • Sources: Congress to get Hillary Clinton's FBI Interview Notes

    08/14/2016 1:54:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 10:27 AM ET, Sun August 14, 2016 | By Jake Tapper and Tal Kopan, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Members of Congress will soon receive notes from Hillary Clinton's interview with the FBI over her private email server and they could be sent as early as Monday, according to sources. The FBI does not have a complete transcript of the interview, FBI Director James Comey told Congress in long testimony earlier this summer. She was not under oath, he added. But members of Congress will have access to notes taken during the interview. Several Republican lawmakers have requested the information after Comey's testimony. Politico first reported that the Obama administration was debating how to release the documents, over...
  • Robin Hood in Reverse: The Clinton Foundation under Fed Scrutiny

    08/14/2016 1:41:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    This week, the Daily Caller News Foundation’s star reporter Richard Pollock revealed that Multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential corruption charges against the Clinton Foundation, according to a former senior law enforcement official. The investigation centers on New York City where the Clinton Foundation has its main offices, according to the former official who has direct knowledge of the activities. Prosecutorial support will come from various U.S. Attorneys offices -- a major departure from other centralized FBI investigations. Such an investigation is long overdue and the American experiment in representative democracy may well depend on its success. It appears...
  • Was Wikileaks/DNC Whistleblower Whacked? (Needs to be investigated)

    08/12/2016 8:30:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/11/2016 | Dick Morris
    Was Wikileaks/DNC Whistleblower Whacked? Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!
  • EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Foundation Probes May Be Moving Forward In Three Cities

    08/13/2016 11:24:41 AM PDT · by amorphous · 31 replies
    DailyCaller.Com ^ | 13 August 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Joint investigations by the FBI and various U.S. Attorneys of Clinton Foundation activities are most likely underway in Little Rock, Arkansas, Washington, D.C. and New York, according to a former assistant director of the FBI. “To me, those would be the three most logical cities,” Ron Hosko told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Discrete information has made its way to local field offices and is being shared with their counterparts at the U.S. Attorney offices.” Hosko is a 30-year veteran of the FBI and was the second highest ranking official behind director James Comey when he left the bureau in...
  • Cornyn presses Lynch for answers on why Justice Department didn't open case on Clinton Foundation

    08/12/2016 12:04:39 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 45 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/12 | Jamie LoveGrove
    Sen. John Cornyn is stepping up pressure on Attorney General Loretta Lynch to respond to reports that the Department of Justice ignored an FBI request to investigate the Clinton Foundation. Cornyn sent a letter to Lynch on Friday with a series of questions stemming from a CNN report this week that FBI officers approached the Justice Department earlier this year about opening a case regarding the relationship between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. The Justice Department declined to investigate, according to the report, because it had already looked into similar allegations and found there was not sufficient evidence...
  • Cornyn presses Lynch for answers on why Justice Department didn't open case on Clinton Foundation

    08/12/2016 9:44:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 23 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 08/12/2016 | Jamie Lovegrove
    Sen. John Cornyn is stepping up pressure on Attorney General Loretta Lynch to respond to reports that the Department of Justice ignored an FBI request to investigate the Clinton Foundation. Cornyn sent a letter to Lynch on Friday with a series of questions stemming from a CNN report this week that FBI officers approached the Justice Department earlier this year about opening a case regarding the relationship between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation. The Justice Department declined to investigate, according to the report, because it had already looked into similar allegations and found there was not sufficient evidence...
  • DOJ Blocked Clinton Foundation Probe - Drudge

    08/10/2016 11:33:08 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 112 replies ^ | 8/10/2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN)Newly released emails from Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state raise questions about the nature of the department's relationship with the Clinton Foundation. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, released 296 pages of emails from the Democratic presidential nominee, including 44 that Judicial Watch says were not previously handed over to the State Department by Clinton. The emails, many of which are heavily redacted, raise questions about the Clinton Foundation's influence on the State Department and its relations during her tenure. In one instance, top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band lobbied Clinton aides for a job for someone...
  • IRS looking into Clinton Foundation 'pay-to-play' claims

    07/28/2016 4:14:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | July 27, 2016
    The IRS confirmed in a letter it is looking into claims of “pay-to-play” practices at the Clinton Foundation, after dozens of Republican lawmakers requested a review of potential “criminal conduct” at the organization founded by the family at the center of this week’s Democratic National Convention. Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in a July 22 letter to Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn that the issue has been “forwarded” to the IRS “Exempt Organizations Examinations” program in Dallas. “This program considers all referrals and will send you a separate acknowledgement letter when it receives your information,” he wrote, in a letter first reported...
  • Don’t look now, but the IRS just launched an investigation into the Clinton Foundation

    07/27/2016 12:10:51 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 61 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/16 | Robert Laurie
    Poor Hillary! Apparently the IRS is just another sexist cog in the vast right wing conspiracy Hillary’s having a rough week. Not only are Trump’s poll numbers climbing, the DNC email leak is overshadowing her convention and now she’s going to have to deal with another investigation. This time it’s the IRS that’s digging into the Clinton’s affairs, by way of their shady slush fund charitable foundation. As the Daily Caller reports in an exclusive:
  • IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation

    07/27/2016 5:37:05 AM PDT · by orchestra · 98 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/27/2016 | Tyler Durden
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of “public corruption” was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They charged the foundation is “lawless.” The initiative is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees FTC....
  • Justice Dept. closes Clinton email probe with no charges

    07/06/2016 3:22:22 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 72 replies
    WPIX ^ | July 6, 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Hillary Clinton email investigation is being closed without any criminal charges. Lynch announced the Justice Department decision Wednesday, one day after FBI Director James Comey recommended against any prosecution.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Scheduled To Meet With FBI On Saturday

    07/01/2016 10:41:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 209 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:37 PM 07/01/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet Saturday with the FBI, a source close to the investigation into her private email server tells The Daily Caller. The source went on to suggest the interview may take place at her Washington, D.C. home. The bureau’s interview with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is believed to be the final step in its investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information on Clinton’s private email server. Hundreds of now-classified documents — some of them “Top Secret” — were sent and received through Clinton’s private server, which she housed at her...
  • Benghazi Report Shows Ben Rhodes Pushed False Video Narrative After Attack

    06/30/2016 8:40:05 AM PDT · by milton23 · 18 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/30/16 | Helle Dale
    After two years of investigation, many might be asking if the just released Benghazi report was worth it? The answer is yes. With the publication of the 800-page report by the House Benghazi Select Committee on Tuesday, Americans now have an exhaustive account of the terrorist attack in Benghazi and its aftermath. The administration’s concocted narrative blaming the Benghazi attack on an amateurish anti-Muslim video is a major focus in the report.
  • Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s Dealings with Foundation Donors

    06/29/2016 2:37:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 29, 2016 | BRENDAN BORDELON
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton’s scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton’s official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors. Citizens United is slated to receive all e-mails sent to and from Lona Valmoro, Clinton’s State Department scheduler, in the two-week periods before each of 14 international trips Clinton took during her four years in office. David Bossie, president of Citizens United, hopes to confirm suspicions that Clinton maintained an...
  • Omar Mateen, Terrorist Who Attacked Orlando Gay Club, Had Been Investigated by FBI

    06/12/2016 8:32:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 152 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 12, 2016 | Michael Daly, Justin Miller and Kate Zavadski
    Mateen was a 'known quantity' to federal law enforcement before he killed 53 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Omar Mateen of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, came to the attention of federal authorities twice prior to being identified as the gunman in the Orlando nightclub mass shooting, a senior law enforcement source told The Daily Beast. [Snip] The senior law enforcement source reports that Mateen became a person of interest in 2013 and again in 2014. The Federal Bureau of Investigation at one point opened an investigation on Mateen but subsequently closed the case when it produced...
  • What McAuliffe Probe Could Mean For 2016

    05/25/2016 6:11:23 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ryan Nobles
    The revelation that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is facing a federal investigation related to campaign donations could complicate Hillary Clinton's effort to win the state in November. The ties between McAuliffe and the Clinton family run deep -- both personally and professionally. McAuliffe often refers to Bill Clinton as his best friend. He served as Clinton's handpicked chair of the Democratic National Committee. Hillary Clinton was an early and enthusiastic supporter of McAuliffe's run for governor in 2013. Several of McAuliffe's key campaign staffers have graduated to the Clinton campaign.. McAuliffe has denied any wrongdoing and said "Investigations happen, no...
  • [Exclusive] Here’s PROOF Hillary lied about being hacked

    05/09/2016 12:02:39 PM PDT · by minimum12 · 31 replies
    The Horn News ^ | MAY 9, 2016
    On the night of June 17th, 24-year-old security guard Frank Wills found an out-of-place piece of duct tape while patrolling the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters. Its discovery led to the Watergate investigation that took down President Richard Nixon. Sometimes, the simplest things can topple an empire. For former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it is her husband’s absent-minded doodles on White House stationary that could prove her undoing.

    05/04/2016 10:26:51 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 143 replies
    D.C. Whispers ^ | May 4, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Indictment. That is the term heard increasingly from sources adjacent to the ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal that apparently now places her at considerable risk of facing a very serious federal espionage charge. The risk was great enough to require President Obama to come out publicly to warn off the investigation when during an interview he attempted downplay Mrs. Clinton’s “confusion” over federal classified information laws. It was the very same tactic the president used to diminish the earlier IRS scandal and he now appears hopeful he can be just as successful in minimizing the damage to Hillary...
  • Bernstein: There Will Be ‘Very Damaging’ Leaks From Hillary Email Investigation

    05/04/2016 9:57:16 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Truncated title. Full title: Bernstein: There Will Be ‘Very Damaging’ Leaks From Hillary Email Investigation, Her Actions Reckless and Entitled On Wednesday’s “CNN Tonight,” Journalist and author Carl Bernstein stated that there would be “very damaging” leaks from the investigation into Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email, and described her conduct as “what she did was an act of recklessness, and entitlement, that there’s no excuse for.” Bernstein began by stating that in the general election “all bets are off,” including the usual GOP-Dem breakdown as an important factor, celebrity might be more important than ideology,...
  • Why Did Hillary Clinton Lie About Benghazi?

    04/26/2016 11:00:44 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 70 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 4/26/2015 | blueunicorn6
    Why did Hillary Clinton lie about Benghazi? There is no doubt that she lied. It has been proven that she told two completely different stories. What exactly was the lie? She lied about the enemy's motive for attacking us at Benghazi. She told the American people that we were attacked at Benghazi by a disorganized mob because some Libyans were mad about a video they saw. She knew this explanation was a lie. She told her daughter, almost immediately, that the attack was an organized attack by our enemies. Why did she tell this particular lie? You lie to cover...
  • Former FBI agents to Director Comey: ‘Future of the Bureau’ rests on handling of Clinton email case

    04/20/2016 5:28:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/20/16 | John Sexton
    A group of former agents has written a letter to FBI Director Comey saying the “future of the bureau” hinges on what happens in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The letter from a group of retired agents in Long Island compares the Clinton email scandal to another famous FBI case known as ABSCAM. ABSCAM involved public corruption of politicians who were filmed taking bribes from a fictitious front company. Fox News published the letter over the weekend. It reads: Dear Director Comey,The Long Island Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, hereinafter called the Chapter, would...
  • Source: Herzog probe may become a criminal investigation

    04/04/2016 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    The probe into alleged corruption by opposition leader MK Yitzhak Herzog may turn into a criminal investigation, a senior official involved in the probe told Channel 10 News on Monday. Last week it was cleared for publication that Herzog is under investigation on suspicions of accepting illegal donations while running for the leadership of the Labor party in 2013. According to the official who spoke to Channel 10, the police are expected to announce that the probe is a criminal investigation following testimonies that were collected in recent days. Herzog, for his part, said earlier on Monday that the allegations...
  • Gowdy Says 'Significant Breakthroughs' Were Made in Benghazi Probe After Susan Rice Testimony

    02/19/2016 6:31:30 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 84 replies ^ | 2/19/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Trey Gowdy's Benghazi committee appears to have had a very productive meeting with national security adviser Susan Rice this week. Following her testimony Wednesday, the chairman said they have made "enormous progress" in their investigation. No one is soon to forget how Rice went on several talk shows in 2012 repeating the lie that the Benghazi terror attack was the result of an offensive YouTube video. Congressional Republicans were so frustrated with her repeating the same false talking points that they asked for her resignation. Now, she was finally called before the Benghazi Select Committee, and from what it...
  • FBI expands Hillary e-mail probe to investigate corruption

    01/11/2016 4:33:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot ^ | January 11, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    The FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s secret e-mail server has expanded, Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne exclusively report, into a new and more personal direction. While continuing to press on the question of whether Hillary violated the Espionage Act on more than 1300 occasions, they also now have reason to look into whether the former Secretary of State used her office to enrich the family through the Clinton Foundation: The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible "intersection" of Clinton Foundation work and State...
  • Watchdog group reportedly calls for probe of Clinton relationship with firm tied to son-in-law

    12/14/2015 2:15:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/15
    A conservative watchdog group will call for a federal investigation Monday into Hillary Clinton's actions toward a deep-sea mining company tied to her son-in-law, according to a published report. According to Time magazine, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics alleging that Clinton gave Neptune Minerals "special access to the State Department based upon the company's relationships with Secretary Clinton's family members and donors to the Clinton Foundation." The complaint comes two weeks after emails released by the State Department show that Clinton, now the Democratic presidential...
  • Switzerland probing 33 jihadists: A-G's office

    11/22/2015 6:47:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Local (CH) ^ | 11/22/15
    Switzerland has active criminal proceedings against 33 individuals over suspected ties to extremist Islamist groups, but only three people are currently in custody, the attorney general's office said on Sunday. 'Isis cell operating out of Winterthur mosque' (18 Nov 15) Iraqi jailed for posting Isis propaganda online (13 Nov 15) Switzerland extradites French teen jihadist (22 May 15) Some of those cases have been opened in the last two to three months, but the most serious involves a cell of possible Islamist radicals uncovered in the Canton of Schaffhausen last year, said Andry Marty, a spokesman for Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.  ...
  • Republican: Going After Clinton Was 'Big Part' of Benghazi Probe

    10/15/2015 11:50:38 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 15, 2015 | Emma Dumain
    Rep. Richard Hanna, a moderate, pro-abortion rights Republican from New York, is already something of an outlier in the House Republican Conference. He might have just gotten himself a little bit more estranged.
  • Volkswagen Emissions Probe Zeroes In on Two Engineers

    10/05/2015 12:23:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | By William Boston
    WOLFSBURG, Germany—Two top Volkswagen engineers who found they couldn’t deliver as promised a clean diesel engine for the U.S. market are at the center of a company probe into the installation of engine software designed to fool regulators, according to people familiar with the matter. The two men, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi ’s chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, developer of Porsche’s winning Formula One engines, were among the engineers suspended in the investigation of the emissions cheating scandal that sank the company’s market value by 43% since Sept. 18 and triggered a world-wide recall to refit the engines to meet clear-air...
  • Pelosi blasts GOP plans for panel to probe Planned Parenthood

    09/26/2015 5:58:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/26/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is bashing House Republicans’ plans to create a select committee focused on investigating Planned Parenthood after the release of controversial videos about the group’s handling of fetal tissue. “The Speaker’s resignation has not yet broken Republicans’ fevered obsession with shutting down government at the expense of women’s health,” she said in a statement Saturday, noting Friday’s news that Speaker John Boehner will depart after October. “Make no mistake: House Republicans have renewed their war on women's health… Hard-working families deserve better than a taxpayer-funded Republican Committee fixated on dismantling women’s health.” She noted that one...
  • Owner of Tianjin Port warehouses linked to company probing blasts

    08/22/2015 7:23:34 AM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Today ^ | August 22, 2015
    Owner of Tianjin Port warehouses linked to company probing blastsConnection showcases the complexity of China’s political systemSHANGHAI — The principal owner of the warehouses at the centre of the deadly blasts in Tianjin Port is also on the board of a state-owned company controlled by the State Council, the central authority investigating the explosions last week that killed at least 116 people and displaced thousands, based on an Associated Press report yesterday. Corporate paperwork shows that Yu Xuewei, the silent majority shareholder of Ruihai International Logistics, sits on the board of directors of a subsidiary of China Sinochem, one...
  • Congressional Democrats probe group that revealed Planned Parenthood videos

    08/21/2015 9:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/21/2015 | By Cheryl Wetzstein and Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats have opened their own investigation into the Planned Parenthood videos — but into the group that took the footage in which officials haggle over the prices of organs and discuss keeping a baby alive so his brain can be harvested. The Center for Medical Progress may have broken federal laws in setting up a false-front company to secretly record Planned Parenthood employees talking about these and other practices, the Democrats say. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also said it’s possible some of his colleagues in Congress knew about...
  • Comet Probe Makes Contact After 7 Months Of Silence In Space

    06/15/2015 8:24:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 15, 2015
    European scientists are celebrating after receiving a remarkable communication from space. The solar-powered Philae comet probe is sending signals back to earth after seven months of silence. The Philae spacecraft has been in touch with Earth from a speeding comet for the second time since waking up a few days ago, mission control said Monday, and scientists hope to improve communications with the lander by shifting the trajectory of its mother ship. Philae in November became the first spacecraft ever to settle on a comet when it touched down on icy 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but it managed to send data to Earth...
  • Prison Worker Probed in Escape Is Married, Teaches Tailoring

    06/08/2015 7:52:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/8 | Kirstan Conley, Larry Celona and Jamie Schram
    The female prison worker questioned as a possible accomplice in the escape of two killers is a married, training supervisor at the facility, sources told The Post on Monday. Joyce Mitchell has worked at Clinton Correctional Facility since 2008 — and her responsibilities include helping inmates learn how to tailor clothing, the sources said. Sources said Tuesday that convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat were allowed to wear civilian clothes instead of prison greens in their less restrictive wing of the jail dubbed the “Honor Block.”
  • Obama IRS Political Appointees Protected Tea Party Probe Requests

    06/03/2015 11:22:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Senior IRS officials set up a special internal committee after congressional investigators sent information requests to the IRS’s two White House political appointees to investigate conservative and tea party non-profit applicants. Mary Howard, the IRS’s director of privacy, governmental liaison and disclosure division, told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Wednesday she never saw any of the information requests because the requests were forwarded to the special committee. Howard is also the tax agency’s chief Freedom of Information Act officer. “I think Lois Lerner was just the tip of the iceberg,” Howard said. “You’re telling me your group...
  • Obama’s AG pick won’t commit to federal probe of Hillary Clinton email scandal

    04/16/2015 12:16:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/16/15 | S.A. Miller
    President Obama’s long-stalled nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, has refused to commit to investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email secrecy scandal if confirmed as America’s top cop. Responding to a question submitted by Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, Mrs. Lynch said in a letter Thursday that she didn’t have enough information to form an opinion about investigating Mrs. Clinton’s exclusive use of a private email account to conduct official business at the State Department. “In my current role as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, my awareness of this issue has...
  • Many Democrats want independent Clinton email probe: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    03/19/2015 4:26:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/19/15 | Amanda Becker - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats’ support is softening for Hillary Clinton, their party’s presumed 2016 presidential front-runner, with many favoring an independent review of her personal email use when she was secretary of state. Support for Clinton's candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid-February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll. Support from Democrats likely to vote in the party nominating contests has dropped only slightly less, to a low in the mid-50s over the same period. Even Democrats who said they were...
  • Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

    12/19/2014 6:21:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-19-2014 | M.D. Kittle
    Agents for the embattled state Government Accountability Board continued a zealous campaign finance investigation into dozens of conservative groups even after judges who preside over the board voted to shut it down, according to a previously sealed brief made public Friday. The documents, from an updated complaint filed by conservative plaintiffs in a case against the GAB, appear to support claims that the campaign finance, ethics and election law regulator is a rogue agency. They also show that the GAB considered using the state’s John Doe law to investigate key state conservatives and even national figures, including Fox News’ Sean...
  • Cop Allows Saudis with Dead Baby in Trunk to Drive Away so as Not to Offend Muslims

    12/11/2014 5:47:31 PM PST · by BCW · 24 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11 DEC 2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    An outlandish example of political correctness occurred in Tennessee yesterday when a police officer allowed a car full of Saudi Arabians to drive away with a dead baby reportedly in the trunk so as not to be “disrespectful” towards Muslims. Police in Sumner and Robertson counties are on the lookout for a blue Dodge Charger after a traffic stop on Interstate 65 around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle, which had paper tags and a registration violation, contained three Saudi Arabians with Saudi drivers licenses who told the officer that they had a dead child in the trunk prepared for an...
  • Iraqi corruption probe finds 50,000 fictional soldiers

    11/30/2014 5:02:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/30/14 | Robert Spencer
    These fictional soldiers may be the ones Obama was counting on to fight the Islamic State — after all, his “vetted moderates” among the “Syrian rebels” are no more real than these guys. “Iraq PM Haidar al-Abadi promises corruption crackdown after probe finds 50,000 ghost soldiers,” AFP, November 30, 2014 (thanks to Bill): Iraq’s prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has promised to crackdown on corruption after an investigation uncovered the existence of 50,000 “ghost soldiers”. “The prime minister revealed the existence of 50,000 fictitious names” in the military, Mr Abadi’s office said in a statement. The 50,000 jobs were equivalent to...
  • Bay Area cartel probe nets 22 arrests, 500 lbs. of meth

    10/20/2014 7:39:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    Nearly two dozen suspects have been arrested in recent months, and 500 pounds of methamphetamine siezed, as a result of a Contra Costa County takedown of members of the Sinoloa drug cartel in Mexico, authorities announced Monday.