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House Intelligence Committee Requests Sally Yates to Testify Over Russia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrTIVZcKaYc
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/21/2017 at 4:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrTIVZcKaYc

The House Intelligence Committee has invited some former President Barack Obama’s administration officials to testify in a closed hearing over the panel’s investigation into possible Russian interference in our presidential election.

The committee included former acting Attorney General Sally Yates who President Donald Trump fired when she instructed Department of Justice “lawyers...

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Obama Admin Finally Tells Congress How U.S. Paid $1.3 Billion to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 11:30am 9/7/2016 at 11:30am

Back in August, the Obama administration would not tell Congress how the U.S. paid $1.3 billion to Iran. The lawmakers asked questions after...

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State Dept Confirms US Used $400 Million as Leverage For Prisoners

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:00pm 8/18/2016 at 7:00pm

The State Department has confirmed the U.S. used the $400 million payment to Iran as leverage for the prisoners they released in January. From The New York Post:

State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked at Thursday’s press briefing: “In basic English, you’re saying you wouldn’t give them $400 million in cash...

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Justice Department Opposed Timing of $400 Million Payment to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 5:30pm 8/4/2016 at 5:30pm

The Department of Justice did not want the Obama administration to send $400 million as Iran released four Americans due to the image it may portray. The administration struck down the request:

The timing and manner of the payment raised alarms at the Justice Department, according to those familiar with the discussions....

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U.S. Sent Iran $400 Million When They Released Hostages

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11:00am 8/3/2016 at 11:00am

The U.S. sent $400 million to Iran in January just as the country decided to release four Americans. The administration claims they did not pay a ransom, but many have raised their eyebrows.

President Barack Obama said the payment “represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached...

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Islamic State gets closer to acquiring radioactive “dirty” bomb

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 1:00pm 3/1/2016 at 1:00pm

According to recent news reports, the Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq and Syria seems to have intensified its efforts to build a “dirty” bomb. The reports coming from Iraq indicate that the terrorist group might already be in the possession of required radioactive material. The material was reportedly stolen from an...

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British Teen Arrested in Connection With U.S. Government Hacks

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:30am 2/13/2016 at 10:30am

With the help of the FBI, British officials arrested a teen they believe may have ties to a series of hacks targeting the U.S. government and high level officials.

The 16-year-old was arrested in the East Midlands, U.K. on Tuesday and has been accused of having connections to the hack of CIA Director...

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Egypt Reportedly Readying Large-Scale Assault on ISIS in Libya

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:30am 5/1/2015 at 8:30am

Amid all the violence and chaos on the streets of Baltimore, I thought I would check on the status of the chaos and violence in Libya.

The last time we reported about the region, Egypt’s commandos were striking ISIS, its air force...

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CIA Director: Cause and Effect of Torture Enhanced Interrogation Techniques “Unknowable”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 3:23pm 12/11/2014 at 3:23pm

CIA Director John Brennan held a press conference today at CIA headquarters where he took questions about the recently released “torture report,” the enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) used in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, and the future of those agents who used the techniques on prisoners.

Via Bloomberg:

“The cause and...

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Another one bites the dust: Senate (D-isaster) Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 3:00pm 12/10/2014 at 3:00pm

Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) may have lost his Senate seat to underdog candidate Cory Gardner in this November’s elections, but he hasn’t let that stop him from making some explosive statements on the Senate floor about the recently-released “torture report” detailing interrogation techniques used during the George W. Bush Administration.

Today,...

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CIA admits to searching Senate computers

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:05pm 7/31/2014 at 8:05pm

In extraordinary backtracking today, Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) because some CIA officers improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

A declassified CIA inspector general’s report released to the Senators on Thursday revealed that agency officers...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 05/03/2013 – The Benghazi Bungle

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:00pm 5/3/2013 at 12:00pm

1) The innocence of the Obama administration

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on September 14, 2012:


This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/04/2013 – Pathological Palestinian Prisoner Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 8:16am 4/4/2013 at 8:16am

1) Palestinian prisoners protest

The New York Times reported Palestinians Jailed in Israel Protest After Inmate Dies:

The office of Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said in a statement that it held the Israeli government “fully responsible” for Mr. Hamdiya’s death, which it said stemmed from a policy of “deliberate...

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Hundreds of CPAC Attendees #StandWithRand

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:30pm 3/14/2013 at 6:30pm

At College Insurrection we reported that, in honor of Rand Paul’s historic filibuster, the head of the Hillsdale College Republicans wanted CPAC attendees standing during the senator’s convention speech.

It looks like Ryan Bolyard got his wish, as hundred of students chose to #StandWithRand.

Josiah Ryan contributed a report for Campus Reform that...

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The many and varied Rand Paul filibuster accomplishments

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:48pm 3/7/2013 at 2:48pm

In no particular order:

Exposing, Once Again, the Old Failed Republican Guard

and hastening their political demise.

Exposing, Once Again, the Old Failed Democratic Guard

The Guardian:

Democrats Shamefully Silent on Obama Administration’s Assertion of Right to Assassinate Americans on U.S. Soil

Rand Paul carried out a historic 13-hour filibuster of dronemaster-in-chief John Brennan’s nomination for CIA chief.

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Shout out to Sen. Ron Wyden

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12:45pm 3/7/2013 at 12:45pm

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s 12-hour filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination yesterday was so outstanding because brought people representing the entire spectrum of political belief together to defend constitutional due process rules.

As a Palin Democrat, I would like to make an observation.

As I conduct much of my media outreach on Facebook, I...

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Rand Paul found that sliver of principle on which right and left agree

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 8:39am 3/7/2013 at 8:39am

Rand Paul’s filibuster of John Brennan yesterday, which went on for over 12 hours, was a phenomenon.  He was joined at various times by Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ron Wyden, and late in the night, Tim Scott, Ron Johnson and others.

As the screenshots in my post yesterday show, it...

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