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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Tillerson

Media Watch From Sidelines As Trump Administration Retreats Into Secrecy

Perhaps nowhere outside the West Wing is that retreat more apparent than at the State Department, which for the first six weeks of the Trump administration essentially shut off all communication with the public and the press.

March 10, 2017
Students, Visas, State Department, Trump Muslim Ban

A New State Department Order To Revoke Visas Could Have Far-Reaching Effects

The Trump travel ban could have far wider effects than previously understood for foreigners who waited years as State Department officials reviewed their immigrant visa applications. The new policy, disclosed yesterday, means that immigrants hoping to join their families in the U.S. from the affected countries may have to start the lengthy process all over again.

February 2, 2017
Rex Tillerson, State Department

Report: Several Senior State Department Officials Suddenly Resign

“It’s the single biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory that anyone can remember, and that’s incredibly difficult to replicate,” said David Wade, the State Department chief of staff under John Kerry. “Department expertise in security, management, administrative, and consular positions in particular are very difficult to replicate and particularly difficult to find in the private sector.”

January 26, 2017
Refugees

Trump Administration Will Likely Face Legal Challenges For Ban On Refugees

Detractors could launch legal challenges if all the countries subject to the ban are Muslim-majority nations, said immigration expert Hiroshi Motomura at UCLA School of Law. Legal arguments could claim the executive orders discriminate against a particular religion, which would be unconstitutional, he said.

January 25, 2017
David Petraeus, classified leaker, considered for top position by Donald Trump

Trump Considers Petraeus – Who Pled Guilty To Classified Leaking – For Top Position

Trump insisted he wants to lock up Clinton, but he now is considering whether to appoint Petraeus to one of the most sensitive jobs in government.

November 19, 2016

Why The FBI Is Reviewing More Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton, nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. Moreover, despite the widespread claims in the media that this development had prompted the FBI to “reopen” of the case, it did not.

October 29, 2016
Chris Wallace moderates third and final debate

‘Fair And Balanced’ Wallace Parroted Lies About Clinton Foundation

Contrary to the RNC press release, the notion that any Friend of Bill (or Hillary) got “taxpayer money” because they had donated to the Clinton Foundation is entirely untrue.

October 20, 2016

Excerpt: Behind The Secretly Funded Right-Wing Attack On The Clinton Foundation

For conservative funders seeking to take down the most formidable Democratic presidential contender, Schweizer offered not just audacity and experience but his own nonprofit. As president of the Government Accountability Institute in Tallahassee, Florida, he could accept millions of dollars in tax-exempt funds for research, promotion, and expenses (including his $200,000 annual salary) from foundations and individuals. And unlike the Clintons, who had disclosed decades of tax returns and more than 300,000 foundation donors, Schweizer didn’t have to reveal any of his funders.

October 9, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage for a campaign speech outside the shuttered Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Clinton Says She Relied On State Staff For Classification Decisions

After maintaining for more than a year that she did not send or receive classified information through her unauthorized private email system, Clinton acknowledged in a string of interviews on Friday she may have at least unwittingly done so

July 9, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers a campaign speech outside the shuttered Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Attorney General Closes Clinton Email Probe, Says No Charges

Lynch said she accepted the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s recommendations that no charges be brought in the probe, as Republicans made clear they would not let Clinton’s email headaches fade away easily.

July 7, 2016
Colin Powell salute

Rice Aides, Powell Got Classified Info On Personal Email Accounts

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and aides to his successor, Condoleezza Rice, both received classified information a handful of times via personal email accounts, the top Democrat on a congressional oversight panel said on Thursday.

February 4, 2016

Still Perplexed And Worried About Hillary Clinton’s Emails? Calm Down

We can expect some partisan figures – like Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and his fellow Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi – to continue to willfully misrepresent these fundamental facts.

August 13, 2015

Clinton Camp Defends Email Use As Watchdogs Said To Seek Probe

Controversy over Hillary Clinton’s decision to use private email while she was serving as secretary of state have dogged her presidential campaign since before it officially started.

July 24, 2015

Kerry Mounts Furious Defense Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Testifying before Congress, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal.

July 23, 2015

Kerry Tempers Optimism For Deal With Iran

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tempered expectations that a nuclear deal with Iran is imminent as foreign ministers from world powers rejoined a ninth straight day of negotiations.

July 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton Emails Show A Friendly Face To Wall Street

The 3,000 pages of emails released by the State Department this week, dating from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state, show her willingness to work with big business and financiers.

July 2, 2015

State Department Seeks 2016 Release Of Hillary Clinton’s Email

Spurred by Republican criticism and a “Vice News” lawsuit, the State Department is reviewing Hillary’s emails before releasing them in January.

May 19, 2015
A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Cuba Removed From List Of State Sponsors Of Terror

After 33 years of designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, the United States is removing its Caribbean neighbor from a list of terrorist nations in another sign of warming relations between the two countries.

April 14, 2015
Top News, National News, Hillary Clinton, Email Scnadal, Inspector General, State Department, Whistleblower, Watchdogs

One More Question On Hillary Clinton Emails: Where Was The Watchdog?

A lack of federally appointed whistle blowers raises concerns over what issues, aside from Hillary’s emails, have gone unnoticed?

March 25, 2015

Report: Obama Administration Worse Than Ever On Freedom Of Information Requests

The Obama White House still isn’t living up to its promises on transparency.

March 18, 2015

Obama Says He Learned Of Clinton’s Private Emails From News Reports

The uproar over Hillary Clinton’s use of email as secretary of State shows no signs of letting up.

March 9, 2015

Hillary Clinton Email Probe Expected To Take Months

The State Department review of Hillary Clinton’s emails won’t be quick.

March 6, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Emails: Is This A Scandal? Or A ‘Scandal’?

Is there any evidence of actual wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and her staff – or merely the same old stink of insinuation?

March 4, 2015

Secretary Of State Colin Powell Also Used Personal Email Account

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only secretary of state to use a personal email account.

March 4, 2015

At Emily’s List Gala, Hillary Clinton Steers Clear Of Email Controversy

Hillary Clinton avoided her email controversy at a Tuesday night speech.

March 4, 2015