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  • Ukraine Gas Firm Tied to Biden Lobbied State Department to End Corruption Allegations, Emails Show

    11/05/2019 7:21:05 PM PST · by bitt · 4 replies
    epoch times ^ | 11/5/2019 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    The Ukrainian gas firm that hired Hunter Biden lobbied the Department of State in early 2016, just one month before then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden forced the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating the same company, according to documents obtained as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. On Feb. 24, 2016, a State Department official sent an email discussing an overture from a representative for Burisma, the Ukrainian gas firm, to Undersecretary of State Catherine Novelli. The Burisma representative argued that the allegations against the company were baseless, according to an email chain released as part...
  • EMAILS REVEAL BIDEN/BURISMA INFLUENCE AT STATE DEPARTMENT

    11/05/2019 1:37:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | NOVEMBER 5, 2019 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    So the evidence is clear that Burisma parlayed its $3 million connection with Hunter Biden into access to the U.S. State Department. In my opinion, this is icing on the cake. Hunter Biden doesn’t speak Ukrainian. He has not worked in the natural gas industry, and knows little or nothing about business in Ukraine. There is only one reason why a Ukrainian natural gas company would pay him $3 million: his last name. Hunter essentially admitted as much in a television interview. Burisma obviously thought it was buying influence in the United States government, probably including particularly the State Department....
  • Obama admin tried partnering w/ Hunter Biden's Ukrainian gas firm blocked over corruption concern

    11/07/2019 5:00:59 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 3 replies
    johnsolomonreports.com ^ | Nov 7,2019 | Admin
    A State Department official who served in the U.S. embassy in Kiev told Congress that the Obama administration tried in 2016 to partner with the Ukrainian gas firm that employed Hunter Biden but the project was blocked over corruption concerns. George Kent, the former charge d’affair at the Kiev embassy, said in testimony released Thursday that the State Department’s main foreign aid agency, known as USAID, planned to co-sponsor a clean energy project with Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian gas firm that employed Hunter Biden as a board member. At the time of the proposed project, Burisma was under investigation in...
  • GOP senators request records related to Hunter Biden influence at Obama State Dept.

    11/07/2019 4:28:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2019 | By Alex Swoyer and Jeff Mordock
    Two Republican senators are calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to release documents related to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s son and his work for a Ukrainian energy company, saying Hunter Biden’s role may have been used to influence the Obama State Department. Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, sent a letter to Mr. Pompeo Wednesday requesting all State Department records related to Hunter Biden and Burisma Holdings, the company at issue in the corruption probe. They also want to know if the inspector general or another official at the State Department is...
  • Anti-Trump Collusion by Media [Weekly Update]

    10/25/2019 3:23:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 25, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    AP Reporters Pushed FBI to prosecute Manafort New Benghazi Documents Confirm Clinton Email Cover-Up The State Department Monitored People It Didn’t Like AP Reporters Pushed FBI to prosecute Manafort The Associated Press, founded in 1846 as a cooperative association of newspapers, has enjoyed a reputation for independence and fairness over the years. Lately, however, it has come under criticism for what some see as a left/liberal bias. Certainly, what we have just learned about its dealings with anti-Trump partisans in the Justice Department does nothing to improve our perception of the news service. We have released two sets of...
  • Pro-Life U.S. Diplomat Resigns After Deep State Attacks

    10/24/2019 8:13:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | October 24, 2019 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24 (C-Fam) The State Department’s top official for UN affairs will retire next month after five decades of public service, beginning as a combat-decorated Marine, and including U.S. ambassador to the UN in Geneva. His departure comes after an internal campaign against him by career staffers, propelled by the left-wing media, Democrats in Congress, and the State Department’s inspector general. The campaign against assistant secretary of state Kevin Moley, and his senior advisor, Mari Stull, began shortly after he was called out of retirement to assume his responsibilities in April 2018. Emblematic of the poor state of...
  • Watchdog Says Benghazi Coverup Discussed on Emails to Clinton’s Unsecured Server

    10/23/2019 5:10:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 21, 2019 | Mark Tapscott
    WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch made public on Oct. 21 a 2012 email chain showing multiple senior U.S. State Department executives used then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured private email to discuss the most sensitive details of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, died in the assault, which within hours was attributed by the Obama White House to an internet video that critically portrayed Islam and its founder, Mohammed. While Judicial Watch first sought the emails released on Oct. 21 in a 2014 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, they...
  • The State Department's War on Trump

    10/23/2019 5:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | Betsy McCaughy
    House Democrats are grilling a stream of disgruntled career diplomats in a basement hearing room of the Capitol. The hearings are supposed to be secret, but -- no surprise -- Democrats leak snippets of the testimony daily. They're hoping it will add up to a case for impeaching President Donald Trump. So far, all the testimony actually proves is that these State Department diplomats think they -- not President Trump -- ought to be running the nation's foreign policy. Never mind executive privilege or impeachment. The most pressing constitutional issue at hand is who decides the nation's foreign policy:...
  • Judicial Watch: New Benghazi Documents Confirm Clinton Email Cover-Up

    10/21/2019 10:10:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 21, 2019 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new Clinton emails on the Benghazi controversy that had been covered up for years and would have exposed Hillary Clinton’s email account if they had been released when the State Department first uncovered them in 2014. The long withheld email, clearly responsive to Judicial Watch’s lawsuit seeking records concerning “talking points or updates on the Benghazi attack,” contains Clinton’s private email address and a conversation about the YouTube video that sparked the Benghazi talking points scandal ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)). This Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit led directly...
  • Diplomat tells investigators he raised alarms in 2015 about Hunter Biden’s Ukraine work but was rebu

    10/18/2019 5:26:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/18/2019 | john hudson
    A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony. George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition...
  • State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information

    10/18/2019 6:32:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 78 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/18/2019 | greg miller
    A multiyear State Department probe of emails that were sent to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s private computer server concluded there was no systemic or deliberate mishandling of classified information by department employees, according to a report submitted to Congress this month. The report appears to represent a final and anticlimactic chapter in a controversy that overshadowed the 2016 presidential campaign and exposed Clinton to fierce criticism that she later cited as a major factor in her loss to President Trump. In the end, State Department investigators found 38 current or former employees “culpable” of violating security procedures —...
  • Judicial Watch Believes The State Dept Spied On Conservative Journalists

    10/18/2019 7:03:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 14, 1029 | Beth Baumann
    Government watchdog group Judicial Watch last week filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the State Department. The group believes prominent conservative journalists, public figures and those with ties to President Donald Trump were being monitored by the State Department in Ukraine under the direction of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who was appointed to her post by President Barack Obama. "Judicial Watch has obtained information indicating Yovanovitch may have violated laws and government regulations by ordering subordinates to target certain U.S. persons using State Department resources," the watchdog group said in a press release. "Yovanovitch reportedly ordered...
  • Did Obama Ambassador Order Monitoring of Journalists, Trump Allies? [Weekly Update]

    10/18/2019 4:35:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 18, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Investigates if Obama Ambassador Ordered Monitoring of Journalists, Trump Allies University Funds and Gives Intellectual Property Rights to Chinese Institute Judicial Watch Investigates if Obama Ambassador Ordered Monitoring of Journalists, Trump Allies Was President Obama’s Ambassador to Ukraine unlawfully tracking articles, reports, and social media postings of conservatives? Our Corruption Chronicles blog has the story . Judicial Watch is investigating if prominent conservative figures, journalists and persons with ties to President Donald Trump were unlawfully monitored by the State Department in Ukraine at the request of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, an Obama appointee. Yovanovitch testified “in...
  • Diplomat tells investigators he raised alarms in 2015 about Hunter's Ukraine work but was rebuffed

    10/18/2019 8:50:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 10/18/19 | John Hudson, Rachael Bade, Matt Viser
    A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony. George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition...
  • State Department official told Congress he raised concerns about Hunter Biden's Ukraine dealings...

    10/18/2019 9:06:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    Full title: State Department official told Congress he raised concerns about Hunter Biden's Ukraine dealings in 2015 but was ignoredA State Department official focused on Ukraine policy told Congress this week he raised concerns about Hunter Biden’s role on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas firm in 2015, but was rebuffed by former Vice President Joe Biden’s staff, Fox News has confirmed. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, who testified behind closed doors before committees spearheading the formal House impeachment inquiry, told congressional investigators that he had qualms about Hunter Biden’s role on the board of the Ukrainian...
  • Judicial Watch Files Two New Lawsuits on Biden Scandal [Weekly Update]

    10/11/2019 5:43:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 11, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Files Two More Lawsuits on Biden Ukraine-China Scandal Judicial Watch Battles in Court to Question Hillary Clinton Under Oath Trump Boots Chinese Communists Out of U.S. Port Judicial Watch Files Two More Lawsuits on Biden Ukraine-China Scandal Our government doesn’t assume that every business investment opportunity is good for our country, and so there are checks in place, including something called the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). CFIUS is commissioned to review “transactions involving foreign investment in the U.S. to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United...
  • Can DJT bust up the swamp?

    10/07/2019 1:31:54 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/07/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    The government has office space in every state. Would the POTUS have the power to spread the entrenched Washington bureaucrats all over the country? So, for instance, you could have the CIA director's office in Ames, Iowa the FBI in Gulfport, Mississippi, etc. Get them out of their little bubble and force them to mingle with the hoi polloi. Perhaps it would give them a better perspective on what's happening in the country.
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers Secret Mueller Discussions [Weekly Update]

    10/04/2019 2:27:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 4, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Uncovers Rosenstein Email to Mueller: ‘The Boss’ Doesn’t Know We’re Talking Court Forces State Dept To Release Smoking Gun Clinton Email A Judicial Watch Election Law Victory in California Judicial Watch Uncovers Rosenstein Email to Mueller: ‘The Boss’ Doesn’t Know We’re Talking Rod Rosenstein, who was once a deputy attorney general, is a key figure in enabling, at a minimum, the Deep State’s seditious attacks on President Trump. More proof is in new documents uncovered by a Judicial Watch lawsuit. Specifically, we forced the release of 145 pages of Rosenstein’s communications that include a one-line email from...
  • Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Records on Firing of Biden-Ukraine Prosecutor [with Video]

    09/26/2019 11:26:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 26, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for records about the firing of Ukraine’s top prosecutor after then-Vice President Joe Biden threated to withhold aid. The lawsuit was filed yesterday against the U.S. Department of State ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:19-cv-02893)). The suit was filed after the State Department failed to respond to a May 7, 2019, FOIA request seeking access to the following records: 1. Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to Viktor Shokin’s investigation of Mykola Zolchevsky and Shokin’s resignation at Ukraine’s...
  • New Evidence of State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump [Weekly Update]

    09/13/2019 5:57:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 13, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump Revealed: DOJ Discussions on Rosenstein Wearing Wire to Get Trump North Carolina Frees Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants Wanted by Feds Don’t Miss “On Watch With Chris Farrell” Documents Reveal State Department Efforts to Undermine Trump We have made public 90 pages of heavily redacted U.S. Department of State documents showing Obama State Department officials’ efforts to disseminate classified information to multiple U.S. Senators immediately prior to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The information, which included raw intelligence, purported to show “ malign ” Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Among the...