Thursday, May 26, 2016

"Significant Security Risks": State Dept Says Clinton Broke Rules Using Private Email Server

The inspector general could only repeat what has been said about Hillary Clinton and her email server. She lied about most everything.  From Democracy Now ...  
An internal government watchdog has concluded Hillary Clinton broke government rules by using a private email server without approval while she was secretary of state. That was the key finding of a long-awaited report by the State Department inspector general. The report concluded that Clinton would not have been allowed to use a private server in her home had she asked department officials in charge of information security, because it posed "significant security risks." This contradicts claims by Clinton that use of a home server was allowed and that no permission was needed. The report also criticized Clinton for not properly preserving emails she wrote and received on her personal account. According to the report, Clinton and eight of her deputies, including Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan and Huma Abedin, declined to be interviewed for the inspector general’s investigation. Clinton’s use of a private email server for State Department business is also the subject of an ongoing FBI investigation. We speak to journalist Michael Tracey.

More hidden and incriminating email found again  .....

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before — including Clinton's own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private. 
After 14 months of public scrutiny and skepticism over Clinton's motives in keeping her emails secret, new questions emerged Thursday. They centered on her apparent failure to turn over a November 2010 message in which she worried that her personal messages could become accessible to outsiders, along with two other messages a year later that divulged possible security weaknesses in the home email system she used while secretary of state. 
The Clinton campaign has previously denied that her home server was breached, but newly revealed emails show an aide worried it could have been compromised. 
The existence of these previously unreleased messages — which appear to have been found among electronic files of four former top Clinton State Department aides — renews concerns that Clinton was not completely forthcoming when she turned over a trove of 55,000 pages of work-related emails. And it has drawn fresh criticism from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. 
On Thursday, Clinton said she had been forthcoming with her personal emails. 
"I have provided all of my work-related emails, and I've asked that they be made public, and I think that demonstrates that I wanted to make sure that this information was part of the official records," Clinton said, according to an interview transcript provided by ABC News. 
Most of those messages have been made public by the State Department over the past year due to both a court order and Clinton's willingness to turn them over. But hundreds were censored for national security reasons and 22 emails were completely withheld because the agency said they contained top secret material — a matter now under investigation by the FBI.........


 Dozens of Hillary Clinton Emails Were Classified from the Start, U.S. Rules Suggest 
State Dept. Suddenly Discovers Thousands of Emails from Top Clinton Aide
Hillary Clinton Will Turn Over Email Server to Justice Department
Hillary Clinton's Email Server Answers Avoid Key Questions 
Data in Hillary Clinton’s ‘Secret’ Emails Came from 5 Intelligence Agencies 
Hillary Clinton Email Scandal - Obfuscation & Obstruction 
Hillary Clinton Denies Being Subpoenaed: Investigators Release Subpoena
Hillary Clinton Email Scandal - Obfuscation & Obstruction
@AP 's FOIA Request Shows Extent of Hillary Clinton's Email Coverup 
A blog on the Benghazi - Syria connection
Obama Arms the Syrian Rebels & 'Overlooks' Their Use of Chemical Weapons 
A blog on the first days of media 'coverage'
Obama Media Machine in Full Deflection Mode after Embassy Attacks 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Will 712 Democratic Officials Decide their 2016 Primary? The Secret History of Superdelegates

The Democratic presidential primary has been interesting to watch to say the least. Hillary Clinton was always going the be the candidate and the insiders guaranteed it using the decades old super delegate system. The reaction of the Sanders' supporters to this process was puzzling.  The same Bernie backers that want a nanny-state object to a party process where the DNC acts as their nannny through the super-delegate? The DNC has a built in safe guard to protect the Republic and the Democratic party from mob rules.

The background on the super-delegate system as reported by @Democracy Now!

Published on May 18, 2016 - The relationship between the Bernie Sanders campaign and the Democratic Party leadership has been challenging from the start of the 2016 election campaign, when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began the primaries with a more than 400-delegate lead by securing support from superdelegates—the 712 congressmembers, senators, governors and other elected officials who often represent the Democratic Party elite. Now a new article from In These Times by Branko Marcetic uncovers "The Secret History of Superdelegates," which were established by the Hunt Commission in 1982. We are joined by Jessica Stites, executive editor of In These Times and editor of the site’s June cover story, and Rick Perlstein, the Chicago-based reporter and author of several books, including "Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America."

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Protesters Outside Donald Trump / Paul Ryan Meeting

A 'smattering' of protesters were outside the Republican National Committee offices on Capitol Hill where Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan were meeting . The Associated Press reported.....

A few of those gathered used signs or banners and a few more chose props. A look at a couple of them.....

The Triple Whammy, Signs and props made of people
Low Energy Protesters ...
Check out the first protester in action .....

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Missing State Dept Video on Iran Nuclear Deal 'Reappears'

Missing State Department tape on Iran nuclear deal reappears
excerpt from The Washington Examiner
The State Department has restored a video of a 2013 press briefing in which a spokeswoman seems to admit that the government may have lied about when the Iran nuclear talks began. 
Monday night, the video was missing several minutes of an exchange between Fox News reporter James Rosen, and former State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. 
In that exchange, Rosen asked if it's ever the policy of the department to lie in order to preserve secrecy, and she seemed to agree.

That section of the video was suddenly discovered to be missing just days after Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told the New York Times that the talks started in 2011, not in 2013 as the Obama administration first said.
The State Department may have restored the December 2, 2013  video on their website but their youtube video posted on December 4th shows the edit most likely happened long ago. Closed captioning of the Rosen exchange still remains around the  27 minute mark.....

Obama's State Department Caught Covering their LIES by using the DELETE button ...
The State Department youtube video now includes a link to the transcript and restored video near the point of edit.

Read more: The transcript, a link to the captioned, yet edited video and the rest of the story ...
Obama Admin's Iran Deal - A Legacy of Lies

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Obama Admin's Iran Deal - A Legacy of Lies

There was limited coverage of the almost gleeful admission of Ben Rhodes, Barack Obama's National Security Adviser about the administration pushing lies to the American public to sell a terrible Iran nuclear deal to the American people aided by an incompetent if not complicit press corp. 

The laughably unqualified Ben Rhodes and Barack Obama, the AMATEUR in Chief  resorted to telling lies via press puppets to the American people to sell an Iran deal that is bad for America and Israel.  Those just happen to be the 2 countries that Barack Obama blames for most past and current ills of the world.   Now back to Ben Rhodes and Barack Obama.

From the Federalist:

Ben Rhodes Reveals How Obama Duped America Into The Dangerous Iran Deal
President Obama—with the help of an equally arrogant 38-year-old national security fabulist, Ben Rhodes—remade the Middle East to empower America’s most hated enemy. 
However, even as the American people remained rightly skeptical of Iran in the last year of President Obama’s first term, the Obama White House had begun secret talkswith the Ahmadinejad regime, which would result in the world’s acquiescence to Iran’s nuclear program. 
Create an ‘Echo Chamber,’ Then Cast off Allies 
How would the American people react to knowing that an administration, then still stinging from Republican critiques of its anti-Americanism and weakness on the world stage, was holding secret negotiations in Oman with the most powerful still-standing member of George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil”?

Under these conditions, Obama—with the help of an equally arrogant 38-year-old national security fabulist, Ben Rhodes (with whom he’s said to “mind-meld”)—succeeded in remaking the Middle East to empower America’s most hated enemy, the only United Nations member state committed to the annihilation of another state: the theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran.

Rhodes and Obama knew that, for anyone but the hard-left to accept a deal with America’s bitter enemy in Tehran, a new narrative needed to emerge, even if it was relatively transparent nonsense. As Rhodesexplained to his bemused interviewer, David Samuels, in a New York Times Magazineprofile this weekend, it was first necessary to lie to a corrupted and inexperienced American media about all sorts of things, beginning with the nature and intentions of the enemy Iranian regime. Subsequent lies were caked on, as the White House took advantage of a dangerous mix of journalists’ ignorance, their ideological and partisan commitment to the administration, and, finally, their career aspirations.

Rhodes said, “The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns… They literally know nothing.” Thus they will believe what he tells them. He also tells friendly non-governmental organizations and think tanks what he is telling the journalists. Those outlets produce “experts” whose expert opinion is just what Rhodes wants it to be. These ignorant young journalists thus have quotes that look like independent confirmation of the White House’s lies. Here’s how Samuels describes the scene:

In the spring of last year, legions of arms-control experts began popping up at think tanks and on social media, and then became key sources for hundreds of often-clueless reporters. ‘We created an echo chamber,’ [Rhodes] admitted, when I asked him to explain the onslaught of freshly minted experts cheerleading for the deal. ‘They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.’ (emphasis added)

Of course, spinning reporters and promoting experts isn’t exactly new; it’s been standard practice in political warfare since the birth of the first press corps. What’s both new and frightening is what Rhodes’ and Obama’s effort furthers. As Lee Smithsums up in the Weekly Standard,

For the last seven years the American public has been living through a postmodern narrative crafted by an extremely gifted and unspeakably cynical political operative whose job is to wage digital information campaigns designed to dismantle a several-decade old security architecture while lying about the nature of the Iranian regime. No wonder Americans feel less safe—they are. 
Rhodes’ ‘Plot Line’: Iran’s Newly Ascendant Moderates 
First, the lies and the denials about the negotiations. It took months before a few dogged journalists started to ask questions about the talks Obama officials were engaged in with Ahmadinejad’s regime. In February 2013, then-State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland flatly denied “direct, secret bilateral talks with Iran.” Republicans on Capitol Hill were nervous about the rumors, but the media was willing to accept the State Department’s denial. The secret negotiations with Iran also alarmed America’s allies in Jerusalem, who had also been kept in the dark about their closest ally’s clandestine meetings with their most potent adversary.

Nuland’s successor, Jen Psaki, would later admit that, as Fox’s James Rosen reported, “the meetings stretched back to 2011.” By that time, as New York Times Magazine makes clear, Rhodes had fashioned a new origin story for the administration’s negotiations: that a “thaw” in American-Iranian relations was made possible by the election of Iranian “moderates” in the summer of 2013 ......
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The lies concerning the Iran deal were covered up in lawyerly style. If you wanted to go back and watch an old  State Department daily briefing on Iran you will be hard pressed to find some things......

Poor James Rosen. Deleted from history and even spied on by this administration.......

The State Dept. posted the video and compare that to the posted transcript ......

If you watch the video (above) with close captioning around the 27 minute point, you can see the words but the matching video is 'missing' 

QUESTION: Is it the policy of the State Department, where the preservation or the secrecy of secret negotiations is concerned, to lie in order to achieve that goal?

MS. PSAKI: James, I think there are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress.
Caught red-handed so the administration deletes the video evidence. SOP for Obama and the Democrats.
This administration has never acted in the best interest of this country. In fact, the campaigning never truly stopped and Obama's agenda and legacy are the only thing that truly matters to the press, this administration and their 'coalition'.

Previous blogs on Obama's Iran deal ....
Barack Obama's Deceptive Nuclear 'Deal' With Iran
Barack Obama Targets Iran Deal Opponents With LIES & Slander
Obama Administration Caught In Iran Nuclear Side Deal LIE

Iran's Supreme Leader Mocks the U.S. With Post-Deal Letter to Obama