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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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, "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, 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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...
  • Report: Blumenthal’s Benghazi Emails Withheld from Select Committee

    06/18/2015 10:39:02 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Emails showing Democratic operative Sid Blumenthal directing public relations efforts for Hillary Clinton in the wake of the 2012 Benghazi attacks were withheld from a select committee investigating the attacks, Politico reported on Wednesday. Blumenthal sent four posts from the Democratic research outfit Media Matters to Clinton on October 10, 2012, emails show. Blumenthal was on Media Matters’ payroll at the time, Politico reported, receiving about $10,000 a month from the group in addition to similar compensation from the Clinton Foundation. “Got all this done,” Blumenthal wrote in the Oct. 10, 2012, email to Clinton, according to the description of...
  • Meet Cody Shearer, the Strangest Character in Hillary’s Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

    06/01/2015 4:16:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/1/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    And you thought Sidney Blumenthal was shady. Few people have heard of Cody Shearer, the unsanctioned diplomat, private eye, and Clinton flunky whose name surfaced in connection with the so-called intelligence reports Sidney Blumenthal was channeling to Hillary Clinton during her time at the State Department. But this shadowy fixture of the Clinton machine was everywhere in the 1990s — including war-torn Bosnia, where he became the subject of a State Department investigation after he represented himself as an agent of the U.S. government and took cash from a genocidal warlord. Now evidence suggests Shearer, working with his partner Blumenthal,...
  • More Clinton Deceit Comes to Light

    06/16/2015 8:26:31 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 18 replies
    WAPO ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    News reports today reveal that Sidney Blumenthal, Hillary Clinton’s crony barred from the State Department but worming his way into State via more than two dozen memos, has turned over previously undiscovered emails. As the New York Times notes, this raises “new questions about whether the State Department and Mrs. Clinton have complied with a series of requests from the [Benghazi panel].” Perhaps she put them in the “personal” category before destroying them and wiping her server. Reacting angrily, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a written statement said, “New revelations that the Obama State Department or former...
  • 2 Of Hillary’s Libya Emails Are Missing

    06/01/2015 12:26:50 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 25, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Sidney Blumenthal emailed Hillary Clinton at least two intelligence reports about Libya which were not included in the trove of 296 emails released by the State Department on Friday. Clinton has claimed that in December she turned over all official government emails she sent or received from her personal account while in office. In turn, the agency has claimed it turned all Clinton emails related to Libya or Benghazi over to the House Select Committee investigating the Benghazi attack. But a screenshot of Blumenthal’s email inbox, which the Romanian hacker Guccifer published in March 2013, shows two reports about Libya...
  • Rep. Darrell Issa Escorted Out of Congressional Panel on Benghazi

    06/16/2015 9:56:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/16 | FRANK THORP V and LUKE RUSSERT
    Outspoken Republican Congressman Darrell Issa tried to crash a deposition Tuesday on Benghazi, but was promptly escorted out from the closed-door panel on Capitol Hill. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, had no qualms about personally kicking out Issa, the former House Oversight Committee chairman. "I'm a prosecutor, we always follow the rules," Gowdy later told NBC News. "[Issa] is not a [Benghazi] committee member and non-committee members are not allowed in the room during the deposition. Those are the rules and we have to follow them, no exceptions made." The moment just...
  • Clinton Ally Sidney (Vicious) Blumenthal Will Testify to Benghazi Committee in Closed Session

    06/06/2015 12:49:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 6, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Longtime Hillary Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal will testify this month before the House Select Committee on Benghazi behind closed doors.The committee subpoenaed him a few weeks ago after a report revealed that he had sent misleading and sometimes inaccurate emails about Libya directly to Clinton while she was Secretary of State.According to Bloomberg, the Benghazi committee will speak to Blumenthal on June 16th in a closed session.The committee will presumably grill Blumenthal on the aforementioned emails, including one that made the inaccurate claim that the Benghazi attack could be sourced back to a YouTube video in an email Clinton...
  • Hillary’s Libya Emails ( Fast and Furious )

    05/29/2015 7:29:47 AM PDT · by cutty · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 8, 2015 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    Hillary Clinton has sought to avoid public scrutiny of her emails since before she was sworn in as secretary of state. When she did turn over some of her emails to the State Department, it was Clinton and her lawyers who decided which ones they would make available and which they would withhold. While it might be useful for Clinton defenders to pretend otherwise, there was no expectation that Clinton would voluntarily share incriminating emails, especially now, in the first weeks of her presidential campaign. .... Sidney Blumenthal is at the heart of those new questions. A noted conspiracy monger...
  • Should Hacker Guccifer Be Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize?

    05/28/2015 7:43:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    Self | May 28, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    He is currently sitting in a jail cell in Romania but shouldn't Hacker Guccifer be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? Think about it, his hacking of Sidney Blumenthal's email revealed that Hillary was using a private server. On top of that we found out via those hacked emails that Sid Vicious (who was paid $10,000 per month by the Clinton Foundation) was feeding Hillary some really bad information about Libya. As a result, Hillary worked to overthrow Qaaddafi who at the time posed NO threat to us. As a result we now have a Libya in chaos with terrorists...
  • Ana Marie Cox Calls Sidney Blumenthal 'Kind of a Scumbag'

    05/23/2015 7:05:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ana Marie Cox remains a committed liberal, her Christian coming out, as she described it, notwithstanding. Even so, she had a raw truth-telling moment this morning that will not please Hillary fans. On Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show, Cox declared that close Hillary associate and informal foreign policy adviser Sidney Blumenthal is "kind of a scumbag." A scandalized Kornacki quickly interjected "that's your characterization!" and a guest from the leftist Guardian dismissed the Hillary-Sidney connection as a campaign issue. View the video here.
  • Enter Sid Blumenthal

    04/10/2015 8:44:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | 4-9-15 | Scott Johnson
    Jeff Gerth and Sam Biddle explore an important sidebar both to the affair of the Hillary Clinton homebrew email server and to the Benghazi scandal: “Private emails reveal ex-Clinton aide’s secret spy network.” Long story short: enter Sid Blumenthal, one of the most unsavory characters of the Clinton era. Enter Sid Blumenthal along with Tyler Drumheller and Cody Shearer, that is. Mark Hemingway reviews the triumvirate in “Meet the men behind Hillary Clinton’s private ‘spy network’” Ed Morrissey finds NBC’s Chuck Todd commenting regarding Blumenthal that “nothing regarding Blumenthal surprises me,” but Blumenthal enters the story from left field. Gerth...
  • Exclusive: House Benghazi panel subpoenas former Clinton White House aide (Sidney Blumenthal)

    05/20/2015 9:02:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/20/2015 | Mark Hosenball
    Congressional investigators have issued a subpoena demanding that former Clinton White House adviser Sidney Blumenthal testify next month before the House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya. The subpoena, a copy of which was made available to Reuters, demands that Blumenthal appear before the House committee on June 3 to give a deposition. The subpoena is dated Monday but carries a notation indicating an unnamed deputy U.S. marshal served it on Blumenthal's wife on Tuesday. The copy of the subpoena contains no further details about the subject matter of the deposition. "I...
  • GOP may subpoena Clinton aide Blumenthal on Benghazi

    05/18/2015 5:02:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2015 | Martin Matishak
    Republicans on the House select committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack are planning to subpoena Sidney Blumenthal, who served in Clinton’s inner circle while she led the State Department. The New York Times reported that panel chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is planning to issue the subpoena. The top Democrat on the House select committee criticized the plan. “These latest moves by the Benghazi Committee-issuing a subpoena without first contacting the witness, leaking news of the subpoena before it was served, and not holding any Committee debate or vote-are straight out the partisan playbook of discredited Republican investigations,” Rep....
  • Wall Street and 5th Avenue Planned for Benghazi

    05/18/2015 6:29:24 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Founders Code ^ | May 18, 2015 | Denise Simon
    Imagine a hotel room at the Plaza Hotel, shopping at Bloomingdales and dining at the Rainbow Room in Benghazi. Yes Benghazi, after all the most feared leader, Muammar Gaddafi is dead and all is calm after the attack on American interests in 2012. So, never let a good crisis go to waste. Libya had and has a deadly history where some elites had high aspirations for a new Libya. Trey Gowdy, the Chairman of the Benghazi Commission likely has some documented trails on Hillary’s future dreams for Libya, but you don’t and should know even more of the story. Libya,...
  • Hillary's Server Conundrum: Is it going away?

    04/09/2015 9:04:27 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 49 replies
    self | April 9, 2015 | Art in Idaho
    I was afraid this was going to happen. The rumor is Hillary is going to adorn the TV screens this weekend and announce she is thee Democrat candidate in the 2016 presidential race. This after one of the biggest scandals of the last 50 years, that of premeditatedly releasing the contents of her private server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Whether this was for her own blackmail reasons, money laundering, or to secure even more bribes for the Clinton Foundation remains to be seen but I can envision of slew of potential indictable offenses not to mention straight...
  • The enemy within (Sidney Blumenthal alert)

    03/09/2005 7:44:34 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 46 replies · 1,317+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 10, 2005 | Sidney Blumenthal
    How an Americanist devoted to destroying international alliances became the US envoy to the UNIn the heat of the battle over the Florida vote after the 2000 US presidential election, a burly, mustachioed man burst into the room where the ballots for Miami-Dade County were being tabulated, like John Wayne barging into a saloon for a shoot-out. "I'm with the Bush-Cheney team, and I'm here to stop the count," drawled John Bolton. And those ballots from Miami-Dade were not counted.Now that same John Bolton has been named by President Bush as the US ambassador to the UN. "If I were...
  • Leaked Message Demonstrates How Email Scandal Could Get Worse for Hillary Clinton

    03/30/2015 11:38:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    <p>Hillary Clinton isn't accused of doing anything illegal in the Gawker stories. And Blumenthal's advocacy appears to have been pretty tame, consisting of passing on the statements of a third individual who, it was acknowledged openly, worked for Ivanishvili. But the White House, as Gawker notes, had rejected Clinton's efforts to hire Blumenthal in an official capacity. So you have the Secretary of State using an off-books email account to discuss national policy with someone who wasn't a government employee, was known to be disliked by the president's staff, and who might have been violating an actual law by participating in the conversation. That's probably not something Clinton is going to brag about in campaign commercials. It's also exactly the kind of foreign entanglement that critics have warned she is susceptible to—of being unduly influenced by financial connections, via the Clinton Foundation, to foreign interests. Blumenthal is a longtime Clinton-family ally and appears to have described himself as an adviser to the Clinton Foundation on more than one occasion.</p>
  • Reporter Who Exposed Hillary’s Secret Intel Operation: Who Authorized & Financed It?

    03/29/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    One of the reporters who exposed what appears to have been former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s clandestine and rogue intelligence service said that there are more questions than answers regarding the operation, which was exposed in the hacked emails of Clinton’s longtime confidante Sidney Blumenthal. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Jeff Gerth, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that he still wanted to know “who authorized or tasked this network to do what they did” and “who was paying for this?” Gerth, the former...
  • The Return of the Jolly Roger (Hillary's Private Intel Network)

    03/28/2015 11:52:20 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3/27/2015 | Richard Fernandez
    ...Hillary’s private email server acted as portal to a private intelligence network that included retired members of special operations, former CIA clandestine personnel and foreign informers. Acting in some indeterminate capacity over it was Sidney Blumenthal, former aide to president Bill Clinton and now apparently a retainer to the family dynasty. It was the compromise of Blumenthal’s emails by the Romanian hacker Guccifer that in part led to journalists to discover Hillary’s private email account. Publicly available sources describe Guccifer as a taxi driver who penetrated the email accounts of the Bush family, Colin Powell and of course Sidney Blumenthal...
  • Was Hillary running a secret intel network?

    03/28/2015 11:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If the motives to wipe the hard drive on Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server weren’t already crystal clear, a new development last night put it in Ultra HD. Gawker’s Jeff Girth and Sam Biddle uncovered a secret, private intelligence network run by Sidney Blumenthal for Hillary’s benefit, apart from the State Department’s own Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Hackers got e-mails that went through Hillary’s private server between her and Blumenthal, e-mails that show her own private intel group was also warning her that Libya was collapsing in the weeks and months prior to the sacking of the consulate in...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • Was Hillary Clinton Running a Rogue Intel Operation?

    03/19/2015 9:49:27 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 63 replies
    Insider Fox News ^ | March 19 2015 | America's Newsroom
    Monica Crowley raised the question today of whether Hillary Clinton was using her private email server in order to run a rogue intelligence operation while she was secretary of state. Crowley told Martha MacCallum this morning that Clinton must answer questions about the contents of emails between her and Sidney Blumenthal. Crowley described Blumenthal as the Clintons' longtime "political hitman." She explained that President Obama denied Clinton's 2009 request to bring Blumenthal into the State Department. Crowley explained that a hacker called "Guccifer" then unearthed messages in 2013 from Blumenthal to Clinton's email account. The screenshots of Clinton's inbox were...
  • RFK, Jr. Uses the F-Word

    07/27/2004 10:39:55 AM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 51 replies · 2,142+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/27/04 | Byron York
    Boston, Mass — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late senator and nephew of the late president, told an audience in Cambridge, Mass. Monday that President Bush has brought fascism to America. Kennedy appeared at a forum, "Books, Politics, and the Culture War," sponsored by the Harvard Book Store and the Progressive Book Club. A longtime environmentalist, he delivered an extended criticism of the Bush administration's environmental policies before alleging that the president has, in effect, created a fascist system of government in America. "I was taught that Communism leads to dictatorship and that capitalism leads to democracy," Kennedy...