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  • Top Mueller investigator's Democratic ties raise new bias questions

    12/07/2017 5:25:08 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 31 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 7, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Yet another member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigative team is facing questions over potential bias after it emerged that she used to represent ex-Obama aide Ben Rhodes and the Clinton Foundation.Jeannie Rhee is a former partner at WilmerHale—the high-profile law firm where Mueller worked prior to taking on the special counsel role. She is one of at least three attorneys who followed Mueller from WilmerHale.At the firm, Rhee focused on representing people in government investigations, including white-collar criminal probes and criminal and civil fraud matters.But this week, details of Rhee’s client relationships emerged, revealing that she represented Obama...
  • Ex-Obama adviser: Trump has done 'more to disrespect our country' than any football player

    11/29/2017 7:14:45 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    thehill ^ | 11/24/17 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    A former aide to President Barack Obama on Friday tore into President Trump over his continued attacks on NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem. "Trump has done far more to disrespect our country and our flag than any football player, including these constant attacks on black athletes," former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes tweeted. The tweet from Rhodes, a former deputy national security adviser, came after Trump slammed the NFL earlier in the day for not implementing penalties for players who protest during "The Star-Spangled Banner." “Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag,...
  • Story Laundering: Fusion GPS, Fake News, Russians and Reporters

    11/03/2017 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 11-3-2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media’s real business is ‘story laundering’. "The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns," Ben Rhodes gloated. "That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.” Rhodes, the White House’s “Obama whisperer”, was explaining how he had pulled the wool over the media’s eyes on the Iran Deal to a journalist. The media responded to the story by attacking the journalist who reported it, not Rhodes for viewing them as easily manipulated useful idiots. The media knew that it knew nothing. And it didn’t care. It just...
  • Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba

    01/17/2017 3:15:42 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | By Dave Boyer
    The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba Monday that doesn’t call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New Jersey police officer. The pact was signed by Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the de facto U.S. ambassador in Havana, and the Cuban Interior minister Julio César Gandarilla. It covers a broad range of law-enforcement topics, such as counternarcotics operations. Also present at the signing was White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in forging Mr. Obama’s policy of restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba in...
  • Ex-Obama adviser: 'God save us' if Kim Jong Un mentions Clinton winning popular vote

    09/23/2017 5:12:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/2017 | Max Greenwood
    A former foreign policy adviser to President Obama is warning there could be trouble if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chides President Trump over the fact that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. "God save us if Kim Jong Un makes a comment about Hillary's popular vote victory," Ben Rhodes wrote on Twitter Friday. Trump and North Korea's leader have been locked for months in a war of words and threats that has prompted concern among foreign leaders who fear Washington and Pyongyang may be hurtling toward a confrontation. Trump said last month...
  • Holocaust Museum Pulls Study Absolving Obama Administration for Inaction in Face of Syrian Genocide

    09/06/2017 11:58:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | September 5, 2017 • 10:30 PM | Armin Rosen
    A major United States Holocaust Memorial Museum study of the Obama Administration’s Syria policy was put on hold last night after portions of the study given to Tablet were greeted with shock and harsh criticism by prominent Jewish communal leaders and thinkers. According to a publicity email sent by the Museum, the study was set to be launched at an event at the US Institute for Peace in Washington, D.C., on September 11 and was overseen by a former US intelligence and national security official under Obama, Cameron Hudson, now director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide....
  • Twitter Fights Back After Aide Defends Obama Pardons

    08/27/2017 10:35:39 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 16 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | */26/2017 | Jack Davis
    Chelsea E. Manning: "why does everyone insist on comparing my commutation with the pardon of some crooked cop ??"
  • D’OH! Ben Rhodes tries to stomp Trump and flattens Team Obama instead

    07/12/2017 2:51:42 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 22 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7-12-2017 | Doug P.
    Former Obama Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes is troubled by recent accusations and wants the GOP’s attention: Ben Rhodes ✔@brhodes I'm old enough to remember when the GOP was outraged over legalisms like the definition of is. What about the definition of treason? https://twitter.com/susan_hennessey/status/884833126354235392  … 10:46 PM - 11 Jul 2017 239 Retweets 825 likes Many don’t consider Rhodes to be the best person to point fingers when it comes to this subject: Omri Ceren @omriceren Guy who systematically lied to Congress about realigning w/enemy regime and sending it billions wants robust public debate on def of treason https://twitter.com/brhodes/status/884967163840405504 ...
  • Intelligence Community Leaking

    02/23/2017 4:51:01 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 23, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    Saboteurs in the U.S. intelligence community posing as patriots have been working hard to drive President Donald Trump from the White House. Former National Security Agency intelligence analyst and former War College professor John R. Schindler bragged on Twitter last week about the spy-led plot his friends are conducting against the president. “Now we go nuclear,” he tweeted. “IC [intelligence community] war [is] going to new levels. Just got an [email from] senior IC friend, it began: ‘He will die in jail.'” “US intelligence is not the problem here,” Schindler added. “The President’s collusion with Russian intelligence is. Many details,...
  • ‘A dagger in my heart’: Obama alums struggle to adjust to a Trumpian world

    06/16/2017 6:08:47 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 75 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/16/17 | David Nakamura
    In Miami, the crowd was standing and cheering Friday as President Trump smiled broadly after pledging to reverse key provisions of the Obama administration’s historic Cuba opening. A world away, in Portland, Maine, Ben Rhodes could not contain his frustration. “The few people in Miami enabling Trump in carrying out this charade should be embarrassed/held accountable,” Rhodes wrote on Twitter. “He could care less about Cubans.” It was the first of four tweets Rhodes, a foreign policy aide to former president Barack Obama, fired off attacking Trump as the president was speaking. Rhodes was in Maine to attend the wedding...
  • Former Iranian Official, Pro-Tehran Lobbyist Hosted at Obama White House Dozens of Times

    01/23/2017 2:49:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/23/17 | Adam Kredo
    Two high-level Iranian government backers, including a former Islamic Republic official and another accused of lobbying on Tehran’s behalf, were hosted at the Obama White House for more than 30 meetings with top officials at key junctures in the former administration’s contested diplomacy with Iran, according to White House visitor logs that provide a window into the former administration’s outreach to leading pro-Iran advocates. Seyed Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and head of its national security council, was hosted at the White House at least three times, while Trita Parsi, a pro-Iran advocate long accused of hiding his ties to...
  • The Trump-Russian thing is a fictional plot to destroy Trump- and it all points to Ben Rhodes

    04/04/2017 10:40:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-04-17 | DrJohn
    We now know that Susan Rice is the person who asked that Trump, his family and campaign aides be unmasked. Despite the pleadings to the contrary, she knows she's done something very wrong. If not, she wouldn't have lied straight out about it. On "PBS NewsHour" on March 22, Judy Woodruff asked Rice about Nunes' claims. "I know nothing about this," Rice responded at the time. "I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today." "So, today, I really don't know to what Chairman Nunes was referring, but he said that whatever he was referring to...
  • FLASHBACK: Susan Rice Said ‘I Know Nothing’ About Unmasking of Trump Officials

    04/03/2017 11:40:53 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | April 3, 2017
    Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama's national security adviser, reportedly requested on several occasions the identities of "masked" U.S. persons in intelligence reports linked to President Trump's transition and campaign. The revelation contradicts Rice's past comments on March 22, when she claimed she knew "nothing" about the intelligence reports. White House lawyers discovered Rice's dozens of requests last month, during a National Security Council review of the "government's policy on ‘unmasking' the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally," Eli Lake of Bloomberg reported Monday, citing U.S. officials....
  • State Dept insiders discussed Rice's role in unmasking names 'for weeks' – Obama MUST've known...

    04/03/2017 4:09:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2017 | David Martosko
    The diplomat who is in line to be America's next NATO ambassador said Monday that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice has been suspected 'for weeks' of involvement in an effort to publicly unmask Donald Trump associates whose names appeared in foreign intelligence reports. And he claimed ten days ago that if Rice and her deputy Ben Rhodes were behind politically motivated leaks of classified intelligence, former president Barack Obama was also in the know. 'Former State Department colleagues of mine have been talking about Susan Rice's role for weeks,' Richard Grenell told DailyMail.com on Monday 'She and her team...
  • Jim Hanson: "People going to jail! **VIDEO**

    03/06/2017 8:01:05 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03-06-2017
    I too always wondered how this Rhodes clown got into the position he did within our govt.
  • Obama Minions Shouldn’t Act High and Mighty When It Comes to Abuse of Power

    03/07/2017 5:11:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    heatst.com ^ | Joe Simonson
    It’s a tough time for President Obama’s former lackeys. One day you’re day dreaming of how you’ll continue scheming in Hillary Clinton’s administration, and the next you’re stuck sitting at home with no pants on and a hungry cat whose litter box is full. No one thinks you’re relevant anymore, so the only platform you have to bitch and moan is Twitter. Maybe you’ll get lucky and Chuck Todd will mention one of your trivial tweets on Meet the Press. One of the prime examples of this harrowing existence is Ben Rhodes, an ex-foreign policy advisor and speechwriter for Obama....
  • What every American should know about the CIA analyst who quit and blamed Trump

    03/02/2017 12:06:11 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2017 | Fred Fleitz
    Last week, Edward Price, a former CIA analyst, became a media darling after the Washington Post published Price’s op-ed announcing his resignation from the CIA because he was unable to serve the Trump administration in good faith because of President Trump’s policies and disregard for the U.S. Intelligence Community. While several media outlets rushed to interview Price and depict him as an ethical, non-political CIA officer who rejected what he claimed was the “deceitful” and “delusional” Trump administration, a brief look at the facts suggest not only is this a blatant instance of fake news, but that Price is a...
  • FLASHBACK: Group that helped sell Iran nuke deal also funded media (re. Echo Chamber)

    12/12/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by maggief · 3 replies
    AP ^ | May 20, 2016 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group's annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets. The Ploughshares Fund's mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world's nuclear stockpiles," one that dovetails with President Barack Obama's arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the Iran agreement got more...
  • Fake News, Exposed

    02/27/2017 8:21:37 PM PST · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/27/2017 | Lee Smith
    Obama's "echo chamber" lives on and the media are still buying... In an article on the Atlantic website, a former Obama White House staffer explains why she resigned from the Trump White House after only eight days. . . . Hers was the second story in less than a week in which a government official explained that they’d resigned because of Trump’s policies. Ned Price, a CIA analyst who worked at the Obama White House, authored a cri de coeur for the Washington Post to explain why his disagreements with Trump’s policies prompted him to leave government service. “To be...
  • CIA Analyst Blames Brennan, Clapper and Rhodes for Flynn Scandal

    02/16/2017 9:05:28 AM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Former CIA analyst and retired U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Tony Shaffer during a Wednesday appearance on Fox Business Network named several Obama administration officials he suspected were behind the leaks prompting former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s resignation. Shaffer said the blame lay "squarely at the feet of" the former CIA director John Brennan, former director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, and former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes. The Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday reported that Rhodes and others constructed a "behind-the-scenes effort" to "plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media." This is in line with the theory that Flynn had to be...