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  • Saudi Arabia’s Top Cleric: Fighting Jews Forbidden, Hamas a Terror group

    11/19/2017 5:39:32 PM PST · by smileyface · 49 replies
    United with Israel ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | United with Israel Staff
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia issued a ruling forbidding war against the Jews and proclaiming that Hamas is a terror group. The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, issued a surprising religious ruling, saying that fighting against Israel was inappropriate and that Hamas is a “terror organization.” The Muslim cleric issued the ruling while answering a question on a television program regarding the Palestinian riots surrounding the Temple Mount in July, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara welcomed the unexpected decision and invited the Mufti to visit Israel.
  • Liberal Mag Editor: Tomahawk Missiles ‘Must Enrage A Lot Of Native Americans’

    04/10/2017 2:37:53 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 10, 2017
    President Trump’s Thursday airstrike on a Syrian airfield is offensive to Native Americans, Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jeffery tweeted over the weekend. Jeffery wrote the fact “that the missiles are callled [sic] tomahawks must enrage a lot of Native Americans…” … which in hindsight, probably wasn’t the smartest thing to say.
  • Hillary Reveals The Motive For Her Illegal Server (VIDEO)

    05/22/2017 12:27:29 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    ABC ^ | May 22, 2017
    Over dinner with convicted felon Peter F. Paul and Stan Lee in 2000, Hillary revealed her motive for the illegal email server she used from 2009 to 2013: to hide from investigators.
  • Weekly Update: New Classified Clinton Emails

    11/18/2017 11:14:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 17, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play Judicial Watch Sues Kentucky Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls We Sue DOJ for Communications On “Russian Lawyer” – Was She Working With Clinton/Obama Operation? New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play While there are now belated rumbles in Washington about a Department of Justice investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices, we continue to steadily discover for you and the American people the nature of the corruption going on behind the scenes at her State Department. This week we released 109 pages of Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure...
  • Dem Senator [Richard Blumenthal] Wants Huma Abedin Investigated by Special Prosecutor

    05/08/2017 9:27:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | May 6, 2017 | Martin Lioll
    There have been plenty of calls to investigate Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, for her role in Hillary’s email scandal. None of those calls, for reasons that ought to be obvious, have come from people within the Democrat Party. That just changed, however — and it could have massive implications for both Abedin and her employer. In an interview on MSNBC on Thursday, Connecticut Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal said a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate Abedin’s handling of confidential material. Blumenthal’s comments came one day after FBI Director James Comey revealed during congressional testimony that Abedin may...
  • NSC to present Trump $47M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia

    11/18/2017 2:34:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | 11/18/17 | John Bowden
    President Trump will be presented with a plan from senior aides to finance and sell weapons to Ukraine in an effort to counter Russian aggression in the region, ABC News reported Saturday. A State Department source told ABC that the National Security Council decided Tuesday to approve the presentation of a $47 million grant package that would supply Ukraine with high-tech defensive weaponry including Javelin anti-tank missiles. The president and Congress must approve such a sale.
  • [Flashback] FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama admin. approved nuclear deal with Moscow

    11/18/2017 9:44:10 AM PST · by mojito · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/2017 | John Solomon and Alison Spann
    Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews. Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks...
  • FBI Informant in Clinton Uranium One Bribery Case has Video of Briefcases Full of Money

    11/17/2017 2:56:22 PM PST · by BusterDog · 134 replies
    The Jeff Sessions DOJ leaked the name of the FBI informant in the Clinton Uranium One bribery case. The Sessions DOJ told Reuters the man’s name is William D. Campbell and he worked as a lobbyist for a Russian firm. According to reporter John Solomon the informant is a consultant and his evidence will show Russian agents with suitcases of cash to bribe the Clintons for US uranium. Investigative reporter John Solomon told Sean Hannity on Thursday the consultant has video of briefcases full of money in the bribery of case on Hillary Clinton.
  • Crooked Hillary Lashes Out at Trump Over Possibility of Uranium One Special Counsel

    11/16/2017 5:54:25 AM PST · by davikkm · 64 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Crooked Hillary Clinton is angry over the possibility of a special counsel investigating her role in the Uranium One scandal. Ol’ Crooked sat down with Mother Jones for an exclusive interview looking sick and scared as she lashed out at the Trump administration, calling the possible investigation “an abuse of power”. POLITICO reports: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has slammed President Donald Trump for suggesting that a special prosecutor investigate her role in the Uranium One deal, a current cause célèbre among conservative commentators and some House Republican lawmakers.
  • Russia's 'irrefutable evidence' of US help for Isis appears to be video game still

    11/15/2017 11:39:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | November 14, 2017 | Shaun Walker
    Russia’s defence ministry has tried to pass off what appear to be stills from a mobile phone military simulation game as “irrefutable evidence” of cooperation between US forces and Islamic State militants in Syria. The photographs were appended to social media posts from the ministry’s official accounts posted on Tuesday morning, which accused the Americans of providing air cover for an Isis convoy with the aim of using Isis fighters to further US interests.
  • Fusion GPS told media of Trump-Russia claims, but did not verify dossier: source

    11/15/2017 4:05:08 PM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2017 | Catherine Herridge
    The co-founder of the firm behind the anti-Trump ‘dossier’ told House investigators Tuesday that he personally discussed with members of the media allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, though he did not speak to the sources behind the claims, a source told Fox News. According to a source familiar with the matter, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson refused to answer key questions during his seven-hour, closed-door appearance before the House Intelligence Committee. The source said he would not answer questions on his relationship with specific journalists or ties to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign, which financed the anti-Trump research...
  • Recordings Show Russian Officials Bribe Clintons, ‘Body of Evidence’ Warrants Investigations

    11/15/2017 9:39:32 AM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Nov 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Shortened title. Full title: Schweizer: Recordings Will Show Russian Officials Willing to Bribe Clintons, ‘Body of Evidence’ Warrants Investigations In an appearance Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Breitbart editor at Large Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of “Clinton Cash,” revealed there were audio recordings of Russian officials demonstrating they were willing to use “bribery” to get favors from the former President Bill Clinton and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to Schweizer, that included giving donations to the Clinton Foundation.
  • Schiff Says Intel Committee ‘Learned A Great Deal’ During Fusion GPS Founder’s Testimony (tr)

    11/15/2017 9:40:07 AM PST · by mojito · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/2017 | Chuck Ross
    The House Intelligence Committee “learned a great deal” during Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony Tuesday about the anti-Trump dossier, California Rep. Adam Schiff said Tuesday night. Simpson testified behind closed doors as part of the House committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the presidential campaign. Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, provided no additional commentary on Simpson’s interview. Simpson’s lawyer, Joshua Levy, provided a statement and answered a few questions from reporters. Levy took a jab at the White House and “its political allies,” who he said “have attempted at every turn to smear Fusion GPS because of...
  • EU willing to increase resources to counter Russian interference

    11/14/2017 10:07:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | Jorge Valero
    Following developments in Eastern Europe and Catalonia, EU foreign affairs ministers pledged more resources to fight against foreign interference in Europe, in particular coming from Russian actors. […] Propaganda and disinformation activities generated and multiplied by foreign actors based in Russia have become a concern, primarily in Ukraine and eastern EU member states. But following a swathe of fake news stories during the French elections and, more recently, during the Catalan crisis, ministers agreed that more needs to be done to counter this new type of threat aimed at destabilizing the bloc. After referring to the Catalan example, Spanish Foreign...
  • Russian Revolution: What young Soviets wanted for today's Russians

    11/14/2017 10:49:46 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, time capsules that were buried 50 years ago across the country are being unearthed. The 1917 upheaval, including the October Revolution, saw the toppling of the Russian monarchy and the Russian Empire eventually replaced by the Soviet Union. Young people in 1967 wrote letters to their 2017 peers, celebrating the achievements of Soviet rule and anticipating exciting developments in space exploration and science. But they could have hardly imagined that - 50 years later - flights to Mars would still be a distant reality, and that the Soviet Union would have...
  • The Real Culprit Behind North Korea's Missile Threat May Be Vladimir Putin

    11/14/2017 9:47:07 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 63 replies
    The Hudson Institute ^ | 9/19/2017 | Arthur Herman
    In their 2014 book North Korea: The Politics of Regime Survival, Young Whan Kihl and Hong Nack Kim noted that “some restricted arm and weapons material have reached North Korea from Russia. . . . Russian companies have been among the suppliers of North Korea’s nuclear program.” Now Putin may be covertly supplying its missile program as well. The key question is why Putin would exacerbate an already crisis-level situation on the Korean peninsula. The answer may be the same as to why Putin has embroiled Russia in Syria: as a way to disrupt and distract the West, especially the...
  • George Takei blames Russian bots for trying to ‘amplify’ sexual assault accusation

    11/14/2017 7:41:08 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 12, 2017 | Kate Feldman
    George Takei had an out-of-this-world explanation for why so many people were talking about the sexual assault claim against him. In a now-deleted tweet, the “Star Trek” actor blamed Russian bots for spreading the story after Scott Brunton, an ex-model and actor, accused Takei of groping him in his Los Angeles condo in 1981.
  • Ziyad Sabsabi: Russia insists on Kurds’ participation in meetings of Syrian crisis

    11/13/2017 8:37:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    ANHA Harwar News Agency ^ | (11-13-17) 13.11.2017 14:24 | H H
    QAMISHLO– The deputy of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Russian Senate Ziyad Sabsabi said that Russia will abide by neutrality in the fighting between the regime Force and the Syrian Democratic Forces, indicating that Russia insists permanently on the Kurds participation in conferences and meetings related to the Syrian crisis.The General Command of the People’s Protection Units held a press conference yesterday, in which a number of IS mercenary families were handed over to the Russian Federation during a joint press conference between the People’s Protection Units and Russian military leadership.The families, which were handed over by the...
  • Russian Letter Claims North Korea ‘Prepared To Conduct A Nuclear Strike Against United States’

    11/13/2017 2:37:13 PM PST · by drewh · 37 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | Nov 13 2017 | Paula Money
    North Korea is reportedly ready to conduct a strike against the United States, at least according to a newly-released report. The North Korean delegation sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin that warned about conducting a nuclear attack against the U.S. The letter reportedly contained details about North Korea allegedly preparing to strike the U.S., with the letter being received last month by Russian officials. Reports of the content of the letter were originated by Sputnik News, a Kremlin propaganda tool. The letter was received when President Putin was in Saint Petersburg during the Inter-Parliamentary Union talks. However, with news...
  • One of the busiest websites in the U.S. in 2016 regularly linked to Russia propaganda

    11/13/2017 6:36:28 AM PST · by Celerity · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/2017 | Philip Bump
    By July 2016, according to the analysis site SimilarWeb, Matt Drudge’s link-aggregation site Drudge Report was the second-most-visited on the Internet in the United States. Over the course of the month — the month of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions and the month of the leak of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee — SimilarWeb estimates that Drudge had 1,472,220,000 page views. That’s 1.4 billion, the equivalent of 47 views of the Drudge Report every second of every minute that month. Being the second-most-visited site, incidentally, means that Drudge had more page views than Yahoo, Disney (including ABC...