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  • State Department approved anti-Trump articles by pro-Iran deal official

    03/20/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    conservative review ^ | 3/19/2018 | Jordan Schachtel
    ‘Trump’s dangerous shift on Iran’ author received approval from Foggy Bottom.' The U.S. State Department under former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vetted and approved the publication of fiercely anti-Trump news articles written by a current State Department official, Conservative Review has learned. On October 13 in the White House, President Trump announced that he had ordered a complete strategic review concerning the United States’ Iran policy. “Today, I am announcing our strategy, along with several major steps we are taking to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions and to ensure that Iran never, and I mean never, acquires a...
  • Organization Tied To David Brock Used Taxpayer Money From Illicit Israeli Political Intervention...

    03/05/2017 12:46:47 AM PST · by Fedora · 11 replies
    ZeroHedge via Disobedient Media ^ | 03/02/2017 | William Craddick
    [Full title: "Organization Tied To David Brock Used Taxpayer Money From Illicit Israeli Political Intervention To Fund Clinton Campaign"]A case of US governmental meddling in the political affairs of a foreign ally previously investigated by Congress appears to have also been part of a scheme to launder taxpayer money and use it to fund the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, a crowdsourced investigation online has revealed. The effort has revealed that organizations tied to high ranking members of Shareblue and its holding company conspired with John Kerry’s Department of State to use taxpayer funds in an effort to unseat Benjamin...
  • Mike Pompeo might be the only guy Trump trusts

    03/18/2018 9:25:34 AM PDT · by billorites · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2018 | Michael Walsh
    he busiest guy in Washington, DC, right now is Mike Pompeo. Shuttling from the halls of Congress to CIA headquarters in Langley and, soon enough, back across the Potomac to Foggy Bottom, the former congressman from Kansas and current secretary of state-designate is rapidly becoming the Henry Kissinger of the Trump administration — the man for all jobs, in all seasons. Pompeo’s long-bruited selection to replace Rex Tillerson is an inspired choice. He’s a rising star with an impeccable résumé (graduated first in his class at West Point, degree from Harvard Law, military vet), a no-nonsense manner and a capacity...
  • Why would the Russians feed dirt on Trump to Steele and Hillary if they wanted Trump to win?

    03/15/2018 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-14-18 | DrJohn
    Some things just don't add up. It is well known that the largely discredited Steele dossier was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee. We know that Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr was funneling information from his wife- who was working for Fusion- to the FBI. Ohr failed to disclose his wife's involvement and compensation and was demoted. Bruce Ohr, the Department of Justice official who brought opposition research on President Donald Trump to the FBI, did not disclose that Fusion GPS, which performed that research at the Democratic National Committee’s behest, was paying...
  • Dems accuse Trump officials of seeking State Department purge

    03/15/2018 2:33:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Two top House Democrats allege that high-level political appointees in the State Department and senior White House officials have worked with conservative activists to purge from the agency career officials deemed insufficiently loyal to President Trump. A letter sent Thursday to White House chief of staff John Kelly and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan alleges that political appointees at the State Department have characterized career officials in "derogatory terms." Among the descriptors used for certain career officials were "a leaker and a troublemaker" and a "turncoat," the letter from Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) reads, citing...
  • Family Research Council: Mike Pompeo Will Be ‘Agent of Change’ to Restore ‘American Values’

    03/14/2018 6:05:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 14, 2018 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    The Family Research Council (FRC) said in a statement Tuesday that the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State will enhance the administration’s goal of a return to “American values and principles” and make support for human rights and religious freedom a priority. “President Trump has been an agent of change in Washington,” said FRC president Tony Perkins in a press statement. “It is hard to identify another federal agency that is in more need of change than the State Department, which has historically and consistently been at cross purposes with American values and principles. Mike Pompeo is a...
  • WH Fires Aide Who Contradicted Trump's Account of Tillerson Dismissal

    03/13/2018 12:03:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | March 13, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    The White House has fired Steve Goldstein, the undersecretary of public affairs at the State Department, hours after replacing his boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.According to reports, the decision was made because Goldstein contradicted President Trump’s account of Tillerson’s firing when he stated that the former Exxon Mobile CEO was “unaware of the reason” he was being let go. BREAKING: Officials: White House fires top Tillerson aide who contradicted account of secretary of state's dismissal.— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) March 13, 2018 He also said Tillerson learned of his dismissal on Twitter, where Trump publicly announced it Tuesday morning and...
  • Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo

    03/13/2018 5:52:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 117 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2018 | Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker
    President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, White House officials said Tuesday. Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled top diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.
  • John Kerry Officially Under Investigation As Dossier Probe Targets Obama State Department

    03/07/2018 1:22:57 PM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 6, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Shortened title. Full title: SARA CARTER: John Kerry Officially Under Investigation As Dossier Probe Targets Obama State Department The House Select Committee on Intelligence is now investigating former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s possible role into the unverified dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton Campaign, this reporter has learned. The dossier, assembled by a former British spy, laid the foundation for the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia and was the essential piece of evidence used by the FBI to get a warrant to spy on a former volunteer for...
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate Smokes Marijuana in Campaign Ad

    03/01/2018 5:04:25 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 27, 2018 | Haris Alic
    A Democrat running for Congress in Illinois' fifth congressional district showcased his support for marijuana legalization by smoking pot in a new campaign ad. Benjamin Thomas Wolf, a former FBI official turned Chicago restaurant owner, told the Chicago Sun-Times that it is important to be upfront about recreational cannabis use and the potential economic and social benefits of legalization. "As a cannabis user, I think it's important we get out front and talk about it," said Wolf, who is vying to defeat incumbent Rep.I Mike Quigley (D., Ill.) in this year's Democratic primary. "We realize that cannabis can bring billions...
  • Obama Official Aided Anti-Trump Dossier Author at Lobbying Firm for Russians Who Bought Uranium One

    02/27/2018 8:03:11 AM PST · by son of terrence · 10 replies
    NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing with the author of the controversial, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, served as senior vice president of a firm that did lobbying work for Tenex, the U.S. subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow. In 2010, Rosatom infamously purchased a controlling stake in Uranium One, the Canadian uranium mining company with operations in the U.S. The purchase was approved by the Obama administration in a decision that is currently being probed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
  • 2017: State Department Spox: “The Steele Dossier Was Never Used for FISA Application”

    02/12/2018 11:06:40 AM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 11, 2018 | Sundance
    It’s always an interesting exercise to take new and confirmed information and go back to see the claims from the key stakeholders when the initial trail of the information was discovered. This is one such example from July 2017.
  • Gowdy: Sidney Blumenthal Passed Info to Steele

    02/06/2018 9:40:42 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 97 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | February 6, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Clinton fingerprints on the Clinton-Steele dossier are getting greasier with every new revelation. Not that this is much of a revelation by now. It's just a confirmation of what most people already knew. Behind the manufactured scandal of the Clinton-Steele dossier were too familiar names from Clintonworld, Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer.,,, The State Department had been Hillary's playpen for years. And she had staffed it with her own loyalists. Hillary Clinton had even wanted to bring in Sidney Blumenthal, but Rahm Emanuel had allegedly put his foot down. And it now appears that the State Department conveyed material...
  • Weekly Update: Release the FISA Docs – JW Sues

    02/03/2018 9:37:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 2, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues for Russia Collusion FISA Documents ANOTHER Dossier: Obama State Department Gave Classified Docs to Democratic Sen. Cardin to Undermine Trump Andrew McCabe, FBI #2 Official, Forced Out Judicial Watch Sues for Russia Collusion FISA Documents The House memo released today makes a compelling case that the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court was misled and severely abused by top officials in the Justice Department and FBI. Rather than relying upon dueling summary memos from Republicans and Democrats, the American people should be able to see for themselves the details of how the Obama administration officials (and...
  • Nunes hints more memos to come

    02/02/2018 6:41:52 PM PST · by Enterprise · 137 replies ^ | February 2, 2018 | Sophie Tatum
    Washington (CNN)House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes hinted Friday that there would be additional memos released regarding the committee's investigation into alleged abuse of FISA warrants -- and the next one may look at the State Department. (snip) "We are in the middle of what I call 'phase two' of our investigation, which involves other departments," Nunes said. "Specifically the State Department and some of the involvement they had in this."
  • Trump allies seek to tie Kerry’s State Department to the Steele dossier

    01/23/2018 1:25:38 PM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 1/23/2018 | Josh Rogin
    As part of their broad effort to distract from the Trump-Russia investigation and undermine its foundation, President Trump’s allies in Congress seek any way to discredit the now famous “dossier” authored by former British spy Christopher Steele, including by tying it or him to the Obama administration. Their latest target for guilt by association is the State Department under John Kerry. The suggestion by Trump allies is that somehow Kerry’s State Department was involved in the compilation or distribution of the dossier, an allegation for which there is zero direct evidence. While it’s true that Steele did have connections to...
  • Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal More Instances of Classified Information on Hillary...

    01/19/2018 10:34:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 19, 2018
    Full title: Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal More Instances of Classified Information on Hillary Clinton’s Unsecure, Non-‘’ System Emails Reveal Clinton Had Extensive Knowledge of the Operation and Security Issues with Her Non-‘’ Email System(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 78 pages of new documents from the U.S. Department of State containing emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent and received over her unsecure, non-“” email system. Three of the email exchanges include classified information. The emails also reveal that Clinton had detailed knowledge about the security issues with in her non-State Department email system. On March...
  • Hungarian Patriots & An Internationalist Betrayal of America

    01/16/2018 12:19:13 PM PST · by Ohioan · 15 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | January 15, 2018 | William Flax
    Last November, Breitbart reported that a State Department Charge' d' Affaires, David Kostelancik, had awarded $700,000 to Hungarian media hostile to their Conservative Government, in order to promote "democracy and human rights programming," ahead of next spring's Hungarian election. The obvious intent, in the arrogant intrusion, being to punish Hungarians for refusing to allow their country to be invaded by "immigrants" with no ties to traditional Hungarian values. The report detailed the logical anger, of the Hungarian Government, at Kostelancik's flagrant attempt to meddle in their internal affairs. It also described the same rogue diplomat's previously expressed attack on President...
  • Byron York: Trump dossier probes now include possible State Department involvement

    01/16/2018 5:23:56 AM PST · by grayboots · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/16/2018 | Byron York
    Congressional investigations into the Trump dossier have so far been focused on the FBI and Justice Department. They still are, but now investigators are also looking into a possible Obama State Department role in the collection and dissemination of sensational and still-unverified allegations against candidate Donald Trump gathered by a former British spy working for the Hillary Clinton campaign. In addition to having contacts in the Obama Justice Department and FBI, that former spy, Christopher Steele, was also well-connected with the Obama State Department. A book published in November by a correspondent at the Guardian, "Collusion: Secret meetings, dirty money,...
  • Weekly Update: Court Victory on Clinton Emails

    01/13/2018 9:13:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 12, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    One Step Closer to Facts on Comey Memos Court Orders State Department to Speed Up Delivery of Clinton Emails Atlanta Jail Lets Muslim Inmates Wear Hijabs One Step Closer to Facts on Comey Memos U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg has given us an important victory in our quest for the truth about former FBI Director James Comey and his infamous memos. Boasberg ruled that the FBI must turn over to the court for in camera, non-public review Comey’s memos allegedly detailing conversations he had with President Donald Trump. The court, in seeking to review the documents, shows it...