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  • Blumenthal Patronizes Man Asking About Clinton Emails 'Please speak to your mother.'

    05/20/2016 6:46:16 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | MAY 19, 2016 | | JENNA LIFHITS
    Long-time Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal refused to answer questions about his one time salary through the Clinton Foundation or Clinton's email scandal Wednesday, telling the questioner to go talk to his mother. "You are a Republican tracker who has been brought by a Republican organization and paid to ask that question," Blumenthal said, crossing his hands while perched behind his podium. "So, could you tell us your name, the name of the organization that's paying you, and how much they're paying you?" "And, furthermore, does your mother know you're working for Donald Trump?" he said and smiled. The questioner had...
  • Donald Trump is the right candidate on Israel and national security (Shmuley Boteach)

    05/14/2016 11:02:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Shmuley Boteach
    I am friendly with Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. They are both extremely fine people. Jared is a leading advisor to his father-in-law on Israel and is rock-solid on all matters pertaining to the Jewish state. He stems from a famously philanthropically Jewish family who are devoted in every way to the interests of the Jewish community. I am in accordance with Mr. Trump on his strong position on issues of national security, fighting ISIS and terrorism, and tearing up the disastrous Iran nuclear deal which has already been breached by the Iranian government, making...
  • Benghazi: What Did Bill Clinton Know & When Did He Know It?

    04/22/2016 10:42:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2016
    New documents obtained by Judicial Watch raise questions about the role of Clinton Inc. in the Benghazi debacle, particularly the involvement of Bill Clinton and longtime Clinton hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal. Mrs. Clinton, seeking to ease concerns about her ties to the Clintons’ powerful political machine, famously pledged as secretary of state-designate not to “participate personally and substantially” in matters relating to the Clinton Foundation or the Clinton Global Initiative. We now know that promise was swiftly broken. Blumenthal—a man so hated by the Obama White House that it banned the State Department from hiring him—was secretly put on Mrs....
  • “Not a coincidence”: US extradites Romanian hacker linked to Hillary e-mail scandal

    04/08/2016 11:56:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    A week ago, the FBI told the State Department to back off of their probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server and its transmission and retention of classified information, some classified at the highest levels. Now the Department of Justice has gotten the Romanian hacker “Guccifer” extradition, the figure whose exploits first exposed the correspondence between Hillary and Sidney Blumenthal. According to an intelligence source, the timing is not coincidental — and could spell big trouble for Hillary Clinton, reports Fox’s Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne: The extradition of Romanian hacker “Guccifer” to the U.S. at...
  • Hillary Clinton Demanded NSA Change Secure Device Rules to Accommodate Her Secret Server

    03/20/2016 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 18, 2016 | John Hayward
    A new trove of documents unearthed by Judicial Watch with a Freedom of Information Act request sheds more light on the Clinton email scandal, revealing that Hillary Clinton demanded changes to the National Security Agency’s protocols so she could use her smartphone and secret email server.
  • Email: Nancy Pelosi Said Dealing With Obama Was Like Dealing With ‘The Junior Senator From Illinois’

    02/27/2016 3:03:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/16 | Chuck Ross
    California Rep. Nancy Pelosi disparagingly referred to President Obama as “the junior senator from Illinois” during a meeting with wealthy Democratic donors just after the party was trounced in 2010’s mid-term elections, according to an email that Sidney Blumenthal sent to then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. “When I go to the White House I feel like I’m dealing with the junior senator from Illinois,” is what Blumenthal claimed Pelosi told a group of people gathered at the Democracy Alliance’s annual meeting, held in mid-Nov. 2010. The email was contained in the batch of records released by the State Department...
  • New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor...

    02/02/2016 1:50:39 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/02/16 | Judicial Watch
    "New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor Committed a Possible ‘Felony’ by Disclosing Petraeus Classified Information".... ‘Will a grand jury be empaneled by the Justice Department? When will Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Judiciary Committee… begin an investigation of this matter?’ – November 13, 2012 Blumenthal advised top Obama debate advisor that Romney would ‘falsify, distort, and mangle facts;’ advised Clinton on Libya turmoil disclosed in ‘internal govt discussions high level’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on January 7, 2016, it obtained a new batch of documents from the Department...
  • Little noticed Hillary email might contain NSA intercepts

    01/10/2016 4:02:42 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    While most of the attention on Hillary Clinton's emails dealt with a document that included instructions from Clinton to tamper with the headings of a possibly classified subject, another, even more explosive email is big news in Sudan and could potentially lead to criminal charges. The email in question is from Sid Blumenthal, close Clinton friend and ally, who was in Libya trying to drum up business with the Libyan government for some business associates. To ingratiate himself with Secretary Clinton and get the State Department to intercede with the Libyan government on his behalf, he sent her "intelligence" briefs...
  • Leo, Hillary and Their Bears (Maureen Dowd savages Hillary)

    01/10/2016 11:45:29 AM PST · by springwater13 · 27 replies
    So he's wielding his knife on her most sensitive pressure point: her hypocrisy in running as a feminist icon when she was part of political operations that smeared women who told the truth about Bill's transgressions. Hillary told friends that Monica was a "troubled young person" getting ministered to by Bill and a "narcissistic loony toon." Hillary's henchman Sidney Blumenthal spread around the story that Monica was a stalker and Charlie Rangel publicly slandered the intern as a fantasist who wasn't playing with "a full deck." Trump may be a politically incorrect Frank Sinatra ring-a-ding type with cascading marriages to...
  • Clinton adviser urged using hurricane to boost Obama's re-election bid

    01/08/2016 10:02:58 AM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/8/16 | The Guardian
    One of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers told her that Barack Obama should use a deadly hurricane to boost his re-election campaign, a proposal that she agreed to pass on to the White House, a new tranche of emails reveals. Blair and Clinton transcripts reveal global concerns of two buddies Read more Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of the Clintons, sent a memo in 2012 presenting a strategy for turning Hurricane Isaac to the Democrats’ political advantage by contrasting it with President George W Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
  • Emails Show Hillary Met At State Department With Sidney Blumenthal

    01/04/2016 4:12:39 PM PST · by don-o · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 4, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    During the fallout from her use of a personal email account, Hillary Clinton has attempted to downplay her working relationship with Sidney Blumenthal, but emails released last week show that the two met at her State Department office in 2012. Blumenthal has proved a thorn in the Democratic presidential candidate's side. The former journalist, who worked as an aide in the Bill Clinton White House, frequently emailed Clinton intelligence that he had gleaned from undisclosed sources. In many cases, Blumenthal was advancing the business interests of companies for which he was working. In other emails, Blumenthal would email Clinton political...
  • Just Who Is Sidney Blumenthal, the Clintons’ Closest Advisor?

    11/17/2015 5:12:36 AM PST · by Pilsner · 13 replies
    observer.com ^ | 11/03/15 | Ken Silverstein
    Will Hillary’s hatchet man be up for White House job if she wins? I have a lot of problems with the Benghazi committee, such as the right-wing canard suggesting that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the CIA are somehow responsible for the tragic 2012 death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. But I also have problems with people who dismiss the Benghazi hearings in their entirety as nothing more than a partisan witch hunt, which is the standard approach by most big media. To take one recent example, The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, in a typically...
  • Hillary Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal Got The Editors of Bloomberg To Write A Positive Op-Ed

    11/01/2015 12:22:41 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 31, 2015 | By Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton and her unofficial political adviser Sidney Blumenthal planted a positive op-ed in the mainstream news publication Bloomberg View in 2011. But this was no mere op-ed from a former staffer or random think-tank expert. They sent it in as an editorial, bylined to “The Editors” of Bloomberg, and it ironically praised Clinton’s role in Libya a year before the disastrous Benghazi terrorist attack. Clinton credited her “good friend” for writing the piece. Though the Clinton-Blumenthal tag team did not write the piece themselves, their fingerprints were clearly all over it. Blumenthal emailed Clinton at her private email address...
  • Hillary Clinton's rogue agenda: Why Sid Blumenthal matters

    10/31/2015 7:37:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    ny post ^ | oct 31, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    After the media inexplicably dubbed Hillary Rodham Clinton the “winner” of the Benghazi hearings, her apologists dismissed a line of questioning into her unofficial adviser, Sidney Blumenthal. So he was sending her e-mail offering advice on Libya and other matters of state. In the immortal words of Clinton at an earlier Benghazi hearing, “What difference does it make?”
  • ‘Unsolicited?’: Emails Show Blumenthal Drafted Speech Hillary Gave In 2009

    10/31/2015 8:21:19 AM PDT · by ReaganGeneration2 · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 30, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Far from providing just "unsolicited" advice to Hillary Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal appears to have authored a draft of at least one of the Democratic presidential frontrunner's speeches during her time as secretary of state at her behest. Read more: http://dailycaller.com#ixzz3q9wWwDo2
  • Clarice Feldman: Do Hillary's Lies Matter?

    10/25/2015 10:38:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 25, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    It is of little concern to me that the corporate media says Hillary aced the Benghazi hearing, To me she didn’t, and I care more that the public is being inured to public officials’ lying. Were I running for president against her I’d produce a simple campaign video. My campaign video would be short -- it would be Hillary before the caskets of the four Americans slaughtered in Benghazi blaming an obscure video and its maker for the incident; Hillary telling the father of one of the deceased, Ty Woods, that the video maker would be arrested (“we are going...
  • Benghazi BS and the Democrats' dead horse

    10/25/2015 11:51:49 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 25, 2015 | Fred Bindewald
    Paraphrasing Ben Shapiro, Hillary's most obvious lies during her testimony on Thursday, Oct. 22 included: 1) still claiming that the Benghazi attack had something to do with the YouTube video; 2) stating that she had not used Sidney Blumenthal as an advisor for official business (against Obama's wishes) and that his emails were unsolicited; 3) insisting (again) that she had been fully transparent about her emails; and 4) suggesting that Chris Stevens, the dead ambassador, was responsible for his own death, while pretending to care about him and the others. These despicable, bald-faced lies lend a lot a credence to...
  • Here's the biggest issue the Benghazi committee didn't ask Hillary Clinton about

    10/25/2015 10:56:37 AM PDT · by BraveMan · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/25/2015 | Armin Rosen
    -snip- The questions from the committee touched on everything from Clinton's correspondence with controversial ally and informal adviser Sidney Blumenthal, to the several allegedly ignored requests for increased security at the US diplomatic facility in Benghazi. But the questioners didn't seem as interested in what the diplomatic facility was actually doing. In her testimony, Clinton said the facility was "placed there to help us make a determination about what we would need going forward in Benghazi," and might have been used to help set up an eventual US consulate in Libya's second-largest city. But circumstantial evidence quickly emerged after the...
  • More Than 600 Benghazi Security Requests Never Reached Clinton .. versus from Her ‘Friend’

    10/23/2015 2:18:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 22, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    More Than 600 Benghazi Security Requests Never Reached Clinton’s Desk, But Reports on Libya from Her ‘Friend’ Did [ Full title ]. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledged to the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday that of the more than 600 security requests related to Libya and Benghazi that came in in 2012 before the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack none ever reached her desk. However, Blumenthal’s 150 emails reached her desk, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) said.
  • Hillary Clinton’s 5 Biggest Lies in Her Benghazi Testimony

    10/23/2015 9:35:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 22 Oct 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement on Wednesday that he would not run for president of the United States made it a foregone conclusion that the media would worship at the shrine of Hillary Clinton during her Benghazi testimony on Thursday. They have no other choice. The precious must be protected at all costs, which means covering up for her lies, her calculated obfuscations, and her charmless faux-gravity. ... Hillary maintained on Thursday that she believed the attack still had something to do with the YouTube video, “The Innocence of Muslims.” But the night of the attack, she emailed Chelsea Clinton...
  • Meet Hillary Clinton’s Enabler-in-Chief

    10/21/2015 5:30:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s an ancient story: An innocent idealist sets out to change the world and in the process becomes what he hates most. “He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster,” Friedrich Nietzsche advised. That’s probably the best spin one can put on Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide and confidant. But it would be just that — spin — given that Blumenthal was never an idealist, never mind an innocent. He has remained the same man he was in 1976, when he co-edited Government by Gunplay: Assassination Conspiracy Theories from...
  • Benghazi: Hillary Clinton Adviser Sidney Blumenthal Had Financial Stake In US Libya Policy

    10/15/2015 2:24:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    IBT Media ^ | October 08 2015 | Jackie Salo
    Benghazi: Hillary Clinton Adviser Sidney Blumenthal Had Financial Stake In US Libya Policy, Says GOP Lawmaker [ full title ] . Sidney Blumenthal was a principal character in Hillary Clinton's Libyan policy discussions, even though he was neither an official adviser nor an impartial party, according to the Republican chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. In a letter, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina claims there was a financial stake for Blumenthal in Libya as he pressed for Clinton to intervene. "Blumenthal was not merely acting as a steward of information to Secretary Clinton but...
  • More emails on Benghazi to go public

    10/12/2015 5:16:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | October 10, 2015
    WASHINGTON — Sidney Blumenthal stood to benefit financially from his unofficial advice to Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in Libya when Clinton was secretary of State, according to the Republican chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi. “Beyond the pure politics that were occurring at this time, perhaps more disturbing is that at the same time Blumenthal was pushing Secretary Clinton to war in Libya, he was privately pushing a business interest of his own in Libya that stood to profit from contracts with the new Libyan government — a government that would exist only...
  • Benghazi committee, under fire, releases more Clinton emails

    10/09/2015 9:24:20 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 31 replies
    Yahoo Political News ^ | 10/9 | Michael Isikoff
    Hillary Clinton used her private email account to pass along the identity of one of the CIA’s top Libyan intelligence sources, raising new questions about her handling of classified information, according to excerpts from previously undisclosed emails released Thursday by Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. On March 18, 2011, Sidney Blumenthal — Clinton’s longtime friend and political adviser — sent the then secretary of state an email to her private account that contained apparently highly sensitive information he had received from Tyler Drumheller, a former top CIA official with whom Blumenthal at...
  • Multiple scandals revealed in Hillary emails, as Trey Gowdy writes a letter to Elijah Cummings

    10/09/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 9, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Trey Gowdy has written a remarkable 13 page open letter to his Democrat counterpart on the House Benghazi special committee that reveals multiple scandals involving Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State Department revolving around her correspondence with Sidney Blumenthal. The letter to ranking member Elijah Cummings upbraids the Democrat for his recent conduct before exposing revelations contained in emails initially withheld from the committee by the State Department, but turned over last month. Five hundred of the 1500 pages of the emails concerned Blumenthal.
  • Benghazi Committee: New Emails Show Clinton Promoted Blumenthal Interests in Libya

    10/09/2015 3:35:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 37 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 10/8/15 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    Trey Gowdy's House Select Committee on Benghazi will be making public new documents demonstrating Clinton crony, Sidney Blumenthal (blackballed from US govt employment) was seeking business in Libya at the same time he was advising then-SoS Hillary Clinton on US policy in Libya. Chairman Trey Gowdy's lengthy letter to Cong Elijah Cummings, ranking Committee Democrat, said that, on at least one occasion, Clinton sought to aid Blumenthal's business interests in Libya. Gowdy's 13-page letter to Cummings also details new concerns about compromised security on Clinton's email, noting that in one unsecured email Blumenthal appears to name a top CIA source...
  • What Was a Member of Clinton's 'Secret Spy Network' Doing While Working for CBS News?

    09/30/2015 4:49:14 AM PDT · by drpix · 45 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 9/29/15 | Mark Hemingway
    In March, an investigation by ProPublica and Gawker revealed that a “secret spy network” that was not on the State Department payroll, run by longtime Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, was “funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack.” Now the WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Tyler Drumheller, the former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service in Europe who was working directly with Blumenthal as a member of Clinton’s spy network, was concurrently working as a consultant to CBS News and its venerable news program 60 Minutes. According to...
  • Exposed! ... Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clinton’s ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For $500K

    09/03/2015 5:30:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 107 replies
    Radar Online ^ | September 3, 2015
    Complete Headline: Exposed! Libya Security Briefs, Algeria Hostage Info & More — Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clinton’s ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For $500K “Hillary or someone from her camp erased the outbox containing her emails, but forgot to erase the emails that were in her sent box,” an insider reveals to Radar of the Presidential contender’s latest nightmare. [Snip] Warns the insider, “If these emails get out to the public domain, not only is Hillary finished as a potential Presidential nominee, she could put our country’s national security at risk.”
  • Blumenthal: John Boehner is 'alcoholic,' 'lazy,' 'banal'

    09/01/2015 2:18:00 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/31/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Hillary Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal had nothing but bad things to say about incoming House Speaker John Boehner on the day Republicans won back the House from Democrats in 2010, according to new emails released by the State Department late Monday. "Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference," Blumenthal wrote to Clinton. "They are repelled by his personal behavior." "He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle," he added. According to dictionary.com, "louche" means "dubious, shady, disreputable." "He is not Gingrich, the natural leader of a 'revolution,' riding the...
  • Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS

    09/01/2015 6:33:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 31, 2015 | Shane Harris
    To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe. Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus. The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast....
  • David Petraeus' bright idea: give terrorists weapons to beat terrorists

    09/02/2015 5:26:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept 2, 2015 | Trevor Trimm
    The latest brilliant plan to curtail Isis in the Middle East? Give more weapons to current members of al-Qaida. The Daily Beast reported that former CIA director David Petraeus, still somehow entrenched in the DC Beltway power circles despite leaking highly classified secrets, is now advocating arming members of the al-Nusra Front in Syria, an offshoot of al-Qaida and a designated terrorist organization. Could there be a more dangerous and crazy idea?
  • Petraeus Investigation Still Open To Keep Him Quiet About Benghazi?

    04/09/2014 10:57:09 AM PDT · by opentalk · 3 replies
    shoebat ^ | April 9, 2014 | Shoebat
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder was pressed about why the case against ex-CIA Director David Petraeus is still under investigation. Indications are that members of Congress are concerned that the case is still hanging in limbo to prevent Petraeus from revealing what he knows about the Benghazi attacks. If, as has been relayed by Shoebat.com, the details of an extensive report published in the London Review are correct, Petraeus was the man in charge of the logistics of an operation in Benghazi that involved shipping weapons from Libya to Syria through Turkey and that...
  • Prosecutors Said to Recommend Charges Against Former Gen. David Petraeus

    01/09/2015 3:10:52 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2015 | By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired Gen. David H. Petraeus for providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the C.I.A., officials said, leaving Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to decide whether to seek an indictment that could send the pre-eminent military officer of his generation to prison. The Justice Department investigation stems from an affair Mr. Petraeus had with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who was writing his biography, and focuses on whether he gave her access to his C.I.A. email account and other...
  • Which Leaker Is Worse, Petraeus or Snowden?

    03/08/2015 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former four-star general and CIA chief David Petraeus pleaded guilty to one count of retaining classified information for handing over information in personal notebooks to his biographer girlfriend in 2011. He agreed to pay a $40,000 fine; prosecutors said they would recommend two years' probation instead of prison, although a judge could decide otherwise. It's a sad close to a government career for the man whose counterinsurgency strategy turned around the war in Iraq. He's an American hero who seemed all that much more upright when he resigned in November 2012 after admitting to an affair that compromised his position...
  • Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal Over Giving Classified Data to Lover

    03/03/2015 2:55:42 PM PST · by mojito · 79 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/3/2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO
    David H. Petraeus, the best-known military commander of his generation, has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A. Mr. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, a misdemeanor. He is eligible for up to one year in prison but prosecutors will recommend a sentence of probation for two years and a $40,000 fine. The plea deal completes a spectacular fall for Mr. Petraeus, a retired four-star general who was once discussed...
  • David Petraeus Pleads Guilty

    04/23/2015 11:36:53 AM PDT · by Cecily · 52 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Gordon et al.
    In a humbling chapter of an exemplary career, David Petraeus – a West Point grad who went on to command U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming the nation’s top spy – pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sharing classified information. Under a plea agreement, Petraeus was to be sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler to two years’ probation and a $40,000 fine. As Kessler moved through the methodical proceedings, Petraeus answered questions in strong voice, one accustomed to addressing troops and congressmen. Patraeus was sentenced in Charlotte, the city where the security breach was discovered as...
  • David Petraeus pleads guilty, apologizes for ‘pain’ he caused (2 yrs probation, $100K fine)

    04/23/2015 12:21:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    In a humbling chapter of an exemplary career, David Petraeus – a West Point grad who went on to command U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming the nation’s top spy – pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sharing classified information. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler sentenced Petraeus to two years’ probation and a $100,000 fine, throwing out a recommended $40,000 fine because of the seriousness of the charges and to deter others. He called Petraeus’ actions a “serious lapse of judgment” that stood “in stark contrast to 37 years of achievement.” As Keesler moved through the methodical...
  • Petraeus Prosecutor Looking Into Clinton Server

    08/15/2015 8:43:49 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/15/2015 | Katie Pavolich
    Hillary Clinton is in trouble. Really big trouble. According to the Washington Post, the same prosecutor who took down General David Petraeus for improper possession of classified information is now looking into Hillary Clinton's email server. Earlier this week, an intelligence Inspector General revealed Clinton did in fact have at least four pieces of top secret, classified information passed through and stored on her private email server. The investigation is being overseen by two veteran prosecutors in the Justice Department’s National Security Division. One of them helped manage the prosecution of David H. Petraeus. As a reminder, Petraeus plead guilty...
  • The curious nexus of Hillary Clinton, David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell

    09/01/2015 5:17:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-01-15 | DrJohn
      A revelation coming out of Hillary Clinton's emails was her keen interest in the Presidential ambitions of one General David Petraeus: "Clemons had dinner this week with Petraeus, who freely talked about running for president," Blumenthal wrote to Clinton. "Will he write about Petraeus?" Clinton wrote back five minutes later. Moments later, Blumenthal sent Clinton Clemons' post mentioning the off-the-record dinner and discussing the relative political merits of Petraeus, Vice President Joe Biden and Clinton herself. "Clemons... told me more detail about [Petraeus'] attitude and interest," Blumenthal said, adding a couple of nuggets. Within four months someone decided to...
  • Emails show Hillary's political sleuthing

    09/01/2015 6:22:03 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 1, 2015 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails made public by the State Department Monday night show her expressing interest in the presidential aspirations of Gen. David Petraeus, who ultimately took a job as CIA director in the Obama administration instead of running for president in 2012 and was then driven out of government by scandal. Clinton--who's now the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination next year--sounded intrigued when her longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal reported to her on a Saturday morning in February 2010 that prominent Washington foreign policy blogger Steve Clemons said Petraeus was talking frankly about the possibility of...
  • Left-Wing Writer Max Blumenthal Helped Craft Hillary’s ‘Youtube Video’ Benghazi Explanation

    05/28/2015 8:38:57 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 17 replies
    TheDailyCaller.com ^ | 05/27/2015 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    Left-wing writer Max Blumenthal helped inspire Hillary Clinton’s debunked talking point that an obscure YouTube movie called “Innocence of Muslims” was responsible for the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. The son of Clinton’s longtime political adviser and informal Libya consultant, Max Blumenthal pushed his conspiratorial theories onto the secretary of state in the hours after Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed. The Daily Caller reported in December that Hillary Clinton received the “Youtube video” talking points before the rest of the Obama administration. Clinton was the first administration official to suggest...
  • Why is State Dept waiting to 9pm tonight to release 7000 pages of Secretary Clinton’s emails?

    08/31/2015 12:52:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | 08/31/2015 | Greta Van Susteren
    Why not now?
  • Latest Clinton Email Server Dump Reveals 150 More Documents Flagged For Classified Information

    08/31/2015 12:00:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/31/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Things are rapidly getting worse in the legal department for former Secretary of State and democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The State Department is set to release a batch of 6,000 personal emails belonging to Clinton tonight, but we're already getting a sneak peak of what they contain. That's right, 150 more documents flagged for classified information. This news comes on top of revelations earlier this month Clinton had at least 300 classified documents passing through her private email server, which intelligence officials are almost certain was hacked by foreign governments. Also keep in mind that out of hundreds of...
  • Trump Suggests Top Clinton Adviser Shared Classified Secrets With Husband (Huma Weiner)

    08/31/2015 5:48:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 8/28/15 | Philip Elliot
    Donald Trump is adding a new figure to the list of people he considers a loser: longtime Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin. During a Friday evening stop at a private picnic near Boston, the Republican White House hopeful and real estate mogul suggested that Abedin had shared classified information with her husband, disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner. Abedin, one of Clinton’s longest serving aides and now the vice chairman of her presidential campaign, was Clinton’s deputy chief of staff while she was Secretary of State and one of her most trusted advisers. Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill called Trump’s remarks “patently false,...
  • Donald Trump defiant after calling Anthony Weiner a 'perv'

    08/29/2015 1:55:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/29/15 | Theodore Schleifer and Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump on Saturday stood by his charge that disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner is a "perv," adding that he "obviously is psychologically disturbed" and alleging that his wife, Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Clinton, is passing sensitive information to him. "I think it's a very fair statement that I made and a lot of people have congratulated me," Trump said after an event in Nashville, Tennessee. "(Abedin) is receiving this very, very important information and giving it to Hillary. Well, who else is she giving it to? Her husband has serious problems, and on top of that,...
  • Hacker Begins Distributing Confidential Memos Sent To Hillary Clinton On Libya, Benghazi Attack

    03/18/2013 5:41:14 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 87 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 3/18/2013 | staff
    In e-mail blasts this weekend, “Guccifer” sent documents stolen from the e-mail account of a former White House aide to congressional aides, political figures, and journalists. Armed with confidential memos to Hillary Clinton that were stolen from the e-mail account of a former White House aide, a hacker has distributed some of the documents to a wide array of congressional aides, political figures, and journalists worldwide. In a series of weekend e-mail blasts, the hacker known as “Guccifer” disseminated four recent memos to Clinton from Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of the former Secretary of State.
  • Senate committee seeks email facts from Clinton’s tech company

    <p>WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate’s homeland security committee has asked a small, 13-year-old Denver technology company that managed tens of thousands of emails for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to describe what measures it took to safeguard national security information.</p>
  • Blumenthal gave diplomatic advice to Hillary Clinton as early as 2009, emails show

    07/01/2015 5:53:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 1, 2015
    Controversial adviser Sidney Blumenthal was sending then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton guidance on sensitive diplomatic matters much earlier than previously known, even as the White House was blocking him from becoming a part of her staff, according to emails released late Tuesday by the State Department. The emails, part of a series of document dumps from Clinton’s private email server from which she controversially conducted official State Department business, also show that Clinton paid special interest to the attempt to hire Blumenthal. Blumenthal served as a senior adviser to former President Bill Clinton between 1997 and 2001, but was reportedly...
  • Email Shows Sychophantic Sidney Blumenthal Advising Hillary on How To Spin Qaddafi’s Fall

    06/21/2015 8:30:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/19/15 | Debra Heine
    **SNIP** Blumenthal e-mailed a list of talking points to Clinton the day after rebel forces captured Tripoli, prefaced by a congratulatory statement exhorting the former presidential candidate to make sure she received credit for the U.S. intervention in Libya. The message was only recently provided by Blumenthal to the congressional panel investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks, despite Clinton’s previous assurance that she had turned over “all” her correspondence pertaining to Libya. “First, brava! This is a historic moment and you will be credited for realizing it,” he wrote in the August 22, 2011 memo to Clinton. “When Qaddafi himself is...
  • Sources: Clinton confidant who sent Libya memos paid $200G by Brock network

    06/19/2015 8:14:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2015 | Judson Berger
    The Clinton confidant under scrutiny on Capitol Hill over detailed Libya memos he sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told lawmakers earlier this week he has been pulling in $200,000 a year from Clinton ally David Brock's media operation, congressional sources tell FoxNews.com. The figure is far higher than initially reported. While the payments to Sidney Blumenthal may not reflect any apparent conflict of interest, his work with Brock's liberal advocacy and media groups was a focus of his high-profile deposition on Tuesday before the House Benghazi committee. Republicans' rationale for the questioning was that his financial and political...