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  • DUDE! Fox News claims SEVEN-PAGE email exchange between Obama top officials over FN Benghazi report

    05/06/2014 4:52:14 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 71 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 5, 2014
    Fox News is claiming to have CONFIRMED that a seven-page email exchange occurred among top officials in the weeks just after the Benghazi attack. The email exchange was to come up with a media strategy regarding a Fox News report from September 27, 2012, that concluded the Obama administration knew within 24 hours that the Benghazi attack was indeed a terrorist attack. Those on the email exchange were Obama’s former Deputy National Security adviser Denis McDonough, current CIA chief John Brennan, and presidential adviser Ben Rhodes. The email exchange, characterized as ‘stunning’, is being withheld by the State Department citing...
  • Breaking: Obama's national security adviser to resign, Rice to step in

    06/05/2013 4:22:44 AM PDT · by SueRae · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/5/2013 | CNN
    (CNN) – Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser, a senior administration official said Wednesday.
  • AP source: Tom Donilon resigns as Obama national security adviser, Susan Rice to take over

    06/05/2013 4:25:12 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 134 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 5, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A White House official says Tom Donilon is resigning as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and will be replaced by Susan Rice. Rice is currently the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She has been harshly criticized by Republicans for her initial accounting of the attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, which later proved to be incorrect.
  • Breaking: Obama's national security adviser to resign, Rice to step in

    06/05/2013 4:23:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | June 5, 2013 | Jessica Yellin
    (CNN) – Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will replace Tom Donilon as President Barack Obama's national security adviser
  • White House: Libya Fight Is Not War, It's 'Kinetic Military Action'

    03/23/2011 8:39:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Byron York
    In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it? In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes...
  • NEW PHOTOS OF SAUDI STUDENT IN HOSPITAL (BURNED HANDS)

    04/18/2013 8:47:15 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 65 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 4/18/2013 | Walid Shoebat
    Yesterday, we posted a photo of Abdul Rahman Ali Issa Al-Salimi Al-Harbi, a Saudi national who was a ‘person of interest’ in the Boston marathon bombings. In that photo, Al-Harbi doesn’t appear to be the least bit concerned about his fate. Now we have another photo (h/t Diana West) of Alharbi at the hospital, smiling while standing next to what appears to be a Saudi diplomat...
  • The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

    03/03/2013 8:56:53 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 18 replies
    Forign Policy ^ | March 3, 2013 | VALI NASR
    "My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience." It was close to midnight on Jan. 20, 2009, and I was about to go to sleep when my iPhone beeped. There was a new text message. It was from Richard Holbrooke. It said, "Are you up, can you talk?" When I called, he told me that Barack Obama had asked him to serve as envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He would work out of the State Department, and he wanted me to join his team. "No one knows this yet. Don't tell anyone. Well, maybe...
  • Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call

    01/25/2013 7:53:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies
    Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call Daniel Halper January 25, 2013 10:26 AM President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced. "I am told that General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him -- he hadn't received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House," Thomas E....
  • New Obama security adviser clashed with military

    10/08/2010 12:05:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Oct 8,2010 | Ross Colvin and Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will name close aide Tom Donilon as his new national security adviser on Friday in a move that could have implications for the struggli
  • The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up

    11/02/2012 12:18:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    November 2, 2012 The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up By Pat Buchanan 11/2/2012   On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed. At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city. "When that occurred," says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military...
  • Netanyahu, Obama aide discussed possibility of Iran strike, U.S. official says

    07/28/2012 5:47:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Barak Ravid
    U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon shared Washington's contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran with Israel's PM, according to a senior American official. The U.S. national security adviser has shared with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States' contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran. According to a senior American official, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon briefed Netanyahu on the plans during Donilon's visit to Israel two weeks ago. According to the official, who requested anonymity, Netanyahu hosted Donilon at a three-hour dinner. For part of the time, Israel's national security adviser, Yaakov Amidror, was on hand....
  • National Security adviser Tom Donilon the White House leaker in chief?

    06/12/2012 4:53:57 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 73 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6-11-12 | Staff
    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," June 11, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. "..PAT CADDELL, FORMER DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER: I'll make news -- the culprit is clear. It's Tom Donilon, the National Security adviser. Tom Donilon is a political hack. He was a political operative. He was the delegate counter for Carter and then Mondale. And he is now running around -- he was also the guy working with Jim Johnson, corrupting Fannie Mae. And somehow, he is National Security adviser and he is known in Washington as the leaker in...
  • Pat Caddell Names National Security Advisor Tom Donilon As Source For Top Security Leaks (Video)

    06/11/2012 6:43:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 11,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Democratic activist Pat Caddell told Sean Hannity tonight that he definitively knows former political hack and current National Security Advisor Tom Donilon was the source of the White House security leaks.
  • Exclusive: Caddell Names National Security Advisor Tom Donilon As Source For Leaks

    06/11/2012 12:46:05 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/2012 | Breitbart.com
    Interesting stuff!!! Interview done by Stephen K. Bannon.
  • Obama choice helped Fannie block oversight - National security adviser tied to discrediting of probe

    10/14/2010 2:02:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2010 | Jim McElhatton
    Years before Fannie Mae foundered amid a massive accounting scandal, President Obama's choice for national security adviser oversaw an office inside the mortgage giant that orchestrated a negative publicity blitz to fight attempts by Congress to increase government oversight, records show. Thomas E. Donilon, who won the job as national security adviser this month, worked as a registered lobbyist for Fannie Mae from 1999 to 2005 at a time the company's officials insisted finances were sound. He also earned more than $1.8 million in bonuses before the government took over the troubled company in the wake of an accounting scandal....
  • Feeling Insecure

    10/11/2010 5:51:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Political Pick: Tom Donilon is in line to replace retiring Marine Gen. Jim Jones as the administration's national security adviser. Is this career functionary the right person for the job? We feel at greater risk already. Anyone who thinks Donilon is anything other than a political crony out of his depth needs to look no further than the Washington Post, which reports on its whorunsgov.com Web site that "The Democratic operative worked on his first Democratic National Convention at 24, and he's been helping elect candidates ever since." The New York Times says Donilon "started not as a foreign policy...
  • The declinists win

    10/11/2010 9:53:16 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | Oct. 11, 2010 | Arthur Herman
    If anyone still doubted that America's foreign policy is in crisis, the appointment Friday of Thomas Donilon to be our new national-security adviser should be final proof. Set aside the fact that Donilon served as in-house counsel at Fannie Mae, the epicenter of the subprime-mortgage mess and subsequent financial meltdown — something any other administration would see as evidence of less than stellar judgment. Set aside the reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates had said Donilon's appointment would be a "disaster" or that Donilon fought hard against our military's strategy for winning in Afghanistan — although that seems precisely why...
  • Obama's new national security advisor called a 'disaster' by Gates

    10/10/2010 5:58:44 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 82 replies
    american thinker ^ | 10/9/10 | rick moran
    With the departure of General Jones from the White House, America is losing fine public servant and excellent military man. One of the few in Washington who eschewed the limelight, Jones did his job fairly competently and with a minimum of self promotion. Will we get that lucky with his replacement? The man picked to be President Obama's next national security advisor was sharply criticized by top officials in the administration, with the Secretary of Defense saying he would be a "disaster" in the job. According to the new book about the Obama administration's handling of Iraq and Afghanistan by...
  • Anyone Not Tied to Fannie or Freddie Please Stand Up (New Security Advisor Donilon VP)

    10/08/2010 12:39:20 PM PDT · by marstegreg · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 24, 2008 | Susan Davis
    Donilon, who contributed $4,600 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in March 2007 (and gave the maximum $2,300 to Obama for the general election in July), has a long resume in Democratic politics. He headed the Clinton-Gore transition effort and Clinton’s 1992 debate prep. He also served as an aide to Sen. Joe Biden in his failed 1988 presidential bid. More recently, he served as Fannie Mae’s executive vice president for law and policy from 1999 until 2005, giving him control of Fannie Mae’s legal, regulatory and public policy activities and government and industry relations. Donilon was one of several executives...
  • White House exodus continues as National Security Adviser resigns

    10/08/2010 12:58:30 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 18 replies
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 8, 2010 | Alex Spillius
    The exodus of senior aides from the White House continued as Gen James Jones, Barack Obama’s head of National Security, resigned. His departure, which comes a week after Rahm Emanuel, the chief of staff, resigned, removes one of the few senior officials not belonging to the US president’s coterie of long-time advisers. Brought in originally for his vast experience and independent voice, it had been clear for some time that the former Nato supreme commander had failed to gel with the president’s inner circle. Gen Jones is being replaced by one of those close aides, his former deputy Thomas Donilon....
  • Obama transition adviser undermined Fannie Mae oversight as lobbyist (Anyone surprised?)

    10/08/2010 12:50:26 PM PDT · by marstegreg · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 17, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    Thomas Donilon, named by Barack Obama as an adviser to his transition team, oversaw lobbyist efforts to undermine OFHEO’s regulatory efforts over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. ABC News reports on Donilon’s history and his participation in painting a much rosier picture than reality provided for Fannie Mae’s board. The Obama rebuttal will sound familiar to those who recall Jim Johnson’s involvement with Obama’s campaign: One of Obama’s top transition team members, Thomas Donilon, oversaw an aggressive, backdoor lobbying campaign by mortgage giant Fannie Mae to undermine the credibility of a probe into the firm’s accounting irregularities, according to a...
  • 10 reasons to be worried as Tom Donilon, Afghan war sceptic & desk-bound foe of US military,

    10/08/2010 2:23:07 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Four weeks before the mid-terms and Barack Obama fires General Jim Jones as National Security Adviser and appoints Tom Donilon in his place. So what on earth is going on and what does this mean? Here are 10 reasons to be worried: 1. Donilon has a poor relationship with Bob Gates, the Pentagon chief. Gates has issued a statement lauding his “very productive and very good working relationship” with Donilon. But Bob Woodward reported that Gates once told Jones that Donilon would be a “disaster” as National Security Adviser. Gates, Washington’s Mr Steady, is hardly likely to have used that...