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  • State Department employee pleads guilty to producing child pornography

    07/03/2018 8:37:14 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 69 replies
    WTOP Alexandria ^ | July 2, 2018 | Sarah Beth Hensley
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. State Department employee pleaded guilty Monday to producing thousands of images of videos of child pornography over a two-year period. Skydance MacMahon, a 44-year-old Alexandria resident, used hidden cameras to produce sexually explicit images and videos of minor children in Canada, according to court documents. MacMahon worked with a woman in Canada to produce the child pornography and distributed the videos and images through cloud storage and email. Police found pornographic images of children on an Ohio man’s cellphone in November 2017, and authorities were able to link Dropbox media of child porn to an account...
  • Russia Election Interference [perjury by Nuland]

    06/21/2018 2:07:04 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 9 replies
    CSPAN ^ | June 20, 2018 | Senate Select Intelligence Committee
    The Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing on the policy response to Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Witnesses included two officials who served under the Obama administration, former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and former National Security Council Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel. Both witnesses discussed the timeline and initial government response to cybersecurity warnings about Russia and later told members that China would most likely be the next major cybersecurity threat to the U.S. at 35:30 Victoria Nuland testified that she "actively chose not to be part" of a briefing with Chris Steele...
  • REVEALED: CHRISTOPHER STEELE VISITED STATE DEPARTMENT SHORTLY BEFORE 2016 ELECTION

    06/20/2018 9:18:21 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/2018 | chuck ross
    Former British spy Christopher Steele visited the State Department in October 2016 and briefed officials there about his work on the infamous anti-Trump dossier, it was revealed on Wednesday. “Based upon our review of the visitor logs at the State Department, Mr. Steele visited the State Department, briefing officials on the dossier in October 2016,” Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said during a hearing held to review the U.S. government’s response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Steele’s visit to Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C., prior to the election has not been previously reported. Burr revealed...
  • Court Sets Hearing on Motion to Compel Email Testimony from Hillary Clinton

    06/13/2018 2:15:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 13, 2018
    Hearing in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Set for October 11(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced a federal court ordered a hearing for Thursday, October 11, 2018, on a motion to compel testimony about the email practices of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The order was issued by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. The development comes in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit about the controversial employment status of Huma Abedin, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Clinton. The lawsuit, which seeks records regarding the authorization for Abedin to engage in outside employment while employed by...
  • CNN: State Dep’t Thinks Bolton Tried To Tank North Korea Summit By Talking About The “Libyan Model”

    06/07/2018 6:55:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/07/2018 | Allahpundit
    Heh. I think the right will divide into two camps about this. Devout Trumpers who hate any report of conflict within the administration will declare “fake news” and point to the double whammy of CNN citing anonymous sources. Whereas devout hawks who love Bolton and hate the idea of pointless diplomacy with a propaganda-hungry Kim will say, “I sure hope it’s true.” Trump was caught off guard by Bolton’s comment & wasn’t happy once he saw how it was playing out, according to multiple officials. No one in Trump admin knew Bolton would make Libya model comments. (via @PamelaBrownCNN...
  • Thousands of Docs Showing Pay-to-Play Between Hillary State Dept & Clinton Foundation

    05/24/2018 6:04:55 AM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    When no one questioned the missing $2.3 Trillion by the Pentagon the day before 9/11, the swamp has filled up with bottom feeders that have bled the American people to death. How many wars have American men/women fought and died in for greed? How many lies were told for it to happen? How many of the liars fear the Trump investigations? WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IS TREASON FOR GREED! An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow announced Wednesday the American Center for Law and Justice uncovered thousands of documents showing Clinton Foundation pay-to-play with Hillary’s State Department through a FOIA lawsuit....
  • Weekly Update: Mueller Hypocrisy Exposed By Podesta Docs Release

    05/19/2018 9:32:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 18, 2018 | Tm Fitton
    Top Hillary Aide John Podesta Records Released – Show Ties to Podesta Group Arizona Border Ranchers Live in Fear as Illegal Immigration Crisis Worsens Top Hillary Aide John Podesta Records Released – Show Ties to Podesta Group Those of us who have been watching the Mueller Circus avoid the real collusion with Russia are no longer surprised when we see even more hypocrisy oozing from the Swamp. Consider: We just uncovered new documents from the U.S. Department of State showing the Podesta Group working on behalf of the pro-Russia Ukrainian political group “Party of Regions.” The documents also show...
  • Network Close To NATO Military Leader Fueled Ukraine Conflict

    07/31/2016 8:46:09 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 28 July 2016 | Christoph Schult, Klaus Wiegrefe
    Working with dubious sourcing, a group close to NATO's chief military commander Philip Breedlove sought to secure weapons deliveries for Ukraine, a trove of newly released emails revealed. The efforts served to intensify the conflict between the West and Russia. Most of the 1,096 hacked emails date back to the dramatic 12 months of the Ukraine crisis after Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. Thousands died in the skirmishes between Kiev's troops and Moscow-aligned separatists. More than 2 million civilians fled eastern Ukraine. Breedlove sought counsel from some very prominent people, his emails show. Among them were Wesley Clark, Breedlove's...
  • Reagan aide slams neo-con policies

    06/25/2004 4:16:44 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 9 replies · 181+ views
    UPI ^ | 6-25-04 | HANNAH K. STRANGE
    WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The Iraq war has demonstrated the limits of American power, not the capabilities, according Stefan Halper, a policy aide under Ronald Reagan's presidency. This is "what people around the world see," said Halper, and "that's a very frightening development." Halper, who served under Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Reagan in the White House and State Department, made the comments at the New America Foundation, a bipartisan think tank that hosted the presentation of his book, "America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order" in Washington Wednesday. He described the policies of the neo-conservatives as...
  • Some Key Conservatives Uneasy About Bush

    07/12/2004 6:09:47 AM PDT · by The Hound Passer · 63 replies · 1,495+ views
    AP ^ | July 12, 2004 | SCOTT LINDLAW
    WASHINGTON - When an influential group of conservatives gathers in downtown Washington each week, they often get a political pep talk from a senior Bush administration official or campaign aide. They don't expect a fellow Republican to deliver a blistering critique of President Bush (news - web sites)'s handling of the Iraq (news - web sites) war. But nearly 150 conservatives listened in silence recently as a veteran of the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations ticked off a litany of missteps in Iraq by the Bush White House. "This war is not going well," said Stefan Halper, a deputy assistant...
  • Weekly Update: New Clinton Emails Uncovered

    04/28/2018 11:19:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 27, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Deep State Update: An Unparalleled Scandal Judicial Watch Files Major Lawsuits on FBI/State Department Corruption Clinton Emails Reveal Classified Docs, Clinton Foundation Connections How Did Obama State Department Help the Russian Ambassador Attend the Republican Convention? Deep State Update: An Unparalleled Scandal We were the beneficiaries of excellent insight on the Deep State this week in a special Judicial Watch panel presentation. Joining me were Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who serves on the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; Vince Coglianese, host of “Mornings on the Mall” at WMAL Radio and editorial director...
  • Vanity - Just announced on Fox News Rand Paul will be a "YES" on Mike Pompeo

    04/23/2018 2:09:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 130 replies
    April 23, 2018 | Me
    Good for Paul, I wasn't confident he'd change to a yes vote.
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Corker: Democrats blocking Pompeo nomination to appease base that 'abhors' Trump

    04/22/2018 1:21:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2018 | Joseph Weber
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker on Sunday dismissed criticism about Republicans “ramming” Mike Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of state through the chamber, saying Senate Democrats have blocked the “highly qualified” Pompeo from getting the post just to appease their anti-Trump base. “I don't think allowing people to vote is called ramming,” Corker, R-Tenn., said in response to the criticism on CNN. “This is a person who is highly qualified. He was first in his class at West Point, did The Harvard Law Review … knows more about what is happening in the world probably than anybody in America...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Justice and State Departments for Uranium One Records

    04/10/2018 2:09:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 10, 2018
    Clinton operations receive tens of millions of dollars of contributions from Uranium One/Russia Interests (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of State for all records of communications relating to Uranium One (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00722)). The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on March 29. Judicial Watch sued the agencies after they failed to respond to two December 22, 2017, FOIA requests. Judicial Watch asked the...
  • Weekly Update: JW Exposes Tax Dollars for Soros

    04/07/2018 8:50:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 6, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Administration Funded Soros’ Left-Wing Activities in Albania Mueller’s Russia Probe is Out of Control HUD Still Funds Dicey Obama Plan to Make Slums Middle Class Obama Administration Funded Soros’ Left-Wing Activities in Albania Last week, I reported to you on our efforts to expose the Obama administration’s funding of George Soros’ left-wing political activities in Romania and Colombia. I also noted that we were pursuing his actions in Albania. This week I’m pleased to say that we have results. We have obtained 32 pages of records showing that the Obama administration sent U.S. taxpayers’ funds to a Soros-backed...
  • Former Official Will Cooperate With Investigators Probing Scheme Funneling Money From State To Kerry

    02/22/2018 8:19:53 AM PST · by bitt · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/21/2018 | ethan barton
    A former senior Peace Corps official agreed to cooperate with any law enforcement investigations surrounding a scheme that funneled millions of Department of State dollars to a nonprofit founded and run by former Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter, recently published court documents show. Warren “Buck” Buckingham agreed to cooperate as a condition of an agreement with the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney’s Office that would keep him from facing prosecution for a related illegal lobbying charge, court documents filed Thursday and made public Tuesday show. (RELATED: Former Peace Corps Official Who Steered Contracts To John Kerry’s Daughter May Avoid Prosecution)...
  • Weekly Update: New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play

    03/24/2018 9:44:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 23, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Files New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play Issues McCabe Firing Only the Beginning Nearly 200 Busted in $3.7-Million Food-Stamp Fraud Operation Judicial Watch Files New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play Issues Judicial Watch meticulously documented Hillary Clinton’s use of the State Department to take care of donors to the Clinton Foundation. She and Bill are the poster children for pay-to-play. Now we’re looking into a potential linchpin of that operation. We just sued the State Department for emails, calendar entries and other information in the electronic file of Dennis Cheng, who was deputy chief of protocol for two years...
  • Trump’s State Dept., CIA picks will be confirmed despite Rand Paul’s objections, Lindsey Graham says

    03/18/2018 9:13:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he thinks President Trump’s picks to lead the State Department and CIA will make it through the Senate, despite Sen. Rand Paul’s pledge to try and block the nominees. Mr. Graham said CIA Director Mike Pompeo will make a suitable replacement for Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, since he shares Mr. Trump’s world view — including a tough line against North Korea. “He will get confirmed,” Mr. Graham told CNN’s State of the Union. Mr. Paul, a libertarian-minded Republican from Kentucky, said he fears. Mr. Pompeo is a throwback to Republicans who...
  • Tillerson’s spokesman also canned after statement on State Department firing

    03/13/2018 10:56:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2018 | David R. Sands
    The purge at the State Department isn’t stopping with Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson. Stephen Goldstein, the undersecretary of state for public diplomacy, was fired after putting out a statement apparently contradicting the White House’s version of why Mr. Tillerson was fired. Mr. Trump said the parting of the ways was in the works for some time, but a statement issued by Mr. Goldstein Tuesday morning said Mr. Tillerson “did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason” for his dismissal.