Emails Show Hitlery Wanted To Arm Libyan Rebels Using Private Security Contractors Despite Prohibitions

Emails Show Clinton’s Interest In Arming Libyan Rebels Despite Prohibitions – Fox News

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Recently released emails detail then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s interest in arming Libyan opposition groups using private security contractors before the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 – though at the time, the opposition was not formally recognized by the U.S. or United Nations, which prohibited arming without following strict guidelines and oversight.

The issue remains so sensitive that the emails recently released by the State Department redacted a key line on the matter. But the unredacted version of the same email, released to the congressional Benghazi Select Committee and first posted by The New York Times last Thursday, showed Clinton appearing to endorse the idea of using private contractors to her then-deputy chief of staff, Jake Sullivan.

“FYI. The idea of using private security experts to arm the opposition should be considered,” Clinton wrote to Sullivan on April 8, 2011, attaching an intelligence report from Hillary’s adviser Sidney Blumenthal. The opposition was known as the Transitional National Council, or TNC.

Another email released by the State Department shows that five days earlier, on April 3, 2011, Bill Clinton said he would not rule out arming the Libyan opposition. The story was circulated by Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s principal personal adviser at the State Department, to “H.” While it’s not clear who “H” is, based on the message traffic it is likely Hillary Clinton or possibly adviser Huma Abedin.

Later that same year, a Sept. 10, 2011 email with a subject line “Rogers” said, “Apparently wants to see you to talk Libya/weapons.”

At the time, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee was Mike Rogers, who abruptly announced he would not seek re-election in the spring of 2014. Rogers did not immediately respond to questions seeking comment. Fox News also filed its own Freedom of Information Act request for the documents in October 2012.

Current and former intelligence and administration officials consistently have skirted questions about weapons shipments, first documented by Fox News in October 2012, one month after the Benghazi terrorist attack, and what role the movement played in arming extremist groups the U.S. government is now trying to defeat in Syria and Iraq.

Through shipping records, Fox News confirmed that the Libyan-flagged vessel Al Entisar, which means “The Victory,” was received in the Turkish port of Iskenderun – 35 miles from the Syrian border – on Sept. 6, 2012, five days before the Benghazi terrorist attack. The cargo reportedly included surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles, RPG’s and Russian-designed shoulder-launched missiles known as MANPADS.

On the movement of weapons, in an interview broadcast May 11, former acting CIA director Mike Morell said the CIA and U.S. government “played no role. Now whether we were watching other people do it, I can’t talk about it.”

Heavily redacted congressional testimony, declassified after the House intelligence committee’s Benghazi investigation concluded in 2014, shows conflicting accounts about the movement of weapons from Libya to Syria were apparently given to lawmakers.

On Nov. 15, 2012, Morell and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified “Yes” on whether the U.S. intelligence community was aware arms were moving from Libya to Syria. This line of questioning by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, who is now the intelligence committee chairman, was shut down by his predecessor Rogers, who said not everyone in the classified hearing was “cleared” to hear the testimony, which means they did not have a sufficient security clearance.

An outside analyst told Fox News that Rogers’ comments suggest intelligence related to the movement of weapons was a “read on,” and limited to a very small number of recipients.

Six months later, on May 22, 2013, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, now chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, asked if the CIA was “monitoring arms that others were sending into Syria.” Morell said, “No, sir.”

Several individuals connected to Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s term at the State Department now work at the D.C. consulting firm Beacon Global Strategies. Among them are Clinton’s principal gatekeeper Philippe Reines; Morell, who’s listed as a senior counselor; and Andrew Shapiro, who was a Clinton policy adviser at the State Department whose portfolio included ridding Libya of shoulder-launched missiles called MANPADs. Critics argue no group knows more about Benghazi or has such a vested interest in the outcome of the congressional Benghazi investigation.

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The Day-By-Day Clinton Scandal Tracker – Doug Ross Journal

Just so you can keep ’em all straight. Summarized and sanitized for your protection!

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27-May-2015

* Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit
* Clinton Foundation finds itself drawn into FIFA soccer corruption scandal

26-May-2015

* Hillary never disclosed secret shell company funneling income to Bill

25-May-2015

* Did Clinton pay-to-play arrangement hand over port container operations to UAE?

24-May-2015

* Emails reveal Hillary cared so much about Benghazi she slept through intel briefing 4 days later
* Stephanopoulos joined Bill Clinton on Pedophile Island
* The 15 Benghazi emails you need to read

23-May-2015

* Hillary’s Real Benghazi Problem
* Hillary claim she used only one email address while at State? Another lie
* Hillary Deliberately Caused Delay Of Email Release By Submitting Only Paper Copies

22-May-2015

* New Hillary Emails Confirm She Received Classified Info on Private Email
* Hillary Was Pushing For Tax Breaks To Benefit Clinton Library Donors
* Clinton Foundation Had $26M In Contributions It “Forgot” To Disclose

21-May-2015

* Clinton Aides at State Handled FOIA Requests, Not Experts: WSJ
* Hillary can’t shake email controversy
* Does Hillary deserve to be President after jeopardizing national security?

20-May-2015

* The State Department’s In-Kind Contribution to the Clinton Campaign
* State Dept Won’t Comment on Report Cheryl Mills Interfered with Hillary Clinton FOIA Requests

19-May-2015

* Did Hillary Clinton know of Benghazi attack in advance?
* Hillary, “Sid Vicious”, and Libya

18-May-2015

* The Truth About Benghazi Slowly Emerges
* Proof: US Was Running Weapons Thru Benghazi to Syria
* Key Hillary Clinton Claim on Emails Was a Lie

17-May-2015

* Stop me if you’ve heard this one; Hillary took money from more companies seeking influence
* ‘Clinton Cash’ author: George Stephanopoulos guilty of “hidden-hand journalism”
* Clinton Cash’ Author Reveals Other Ties Stephanopoulos DIDN’T Admit or Apologize For

16-May-2015

* ABC, Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation Hypocrisy Staggering
* Hillary Clinton personally took money from companies that sought to influence her
* Clintons Earned $30 Million in 16 Months, Report Shows

15-May-2015

* Former Obama CIA Chief: Hillary’s Emails Compromised By Our Enemies
* Guess Who Delayed Response to Stephanopoulos Scoop So Politico Could Publish First?
* Clinton Foundation donors include dozens of media organizations, individuals
* Stephanopoulos Another Example Of Revolving Door Journalism

14-May-2015

* Clinton Connections Paid Off for Indonesian Tobacco Tycoon
* Former CIA Official: WH’s Story on Benghazi Talking Points Isn’t Credible

13-May-2015

* Clinton Foundation donor can’t explain role in Russian uranium deal
* Alan Colmes: FBI Should Investigate Clinton Foundation

12-May-2015

* Clinton Foundation Donors Fill Hillary’s Campaign Coffers

11-May-2015

* Report: Clinton Foundation Tried to “Strong-Arm” Leading Charity Watchdog
* Federal Court Reopens State Dept. FOIA Lawsuit: “Newly Discovered Evidence” of Clinton Crimes

9-May-2015

* Stunned Reporter Grills State Dept.: Why Won’t Hillary’s Breaches Be Investigated?

7-May-2015

* Why Did a Nigerian Company Pay Bill Clinton $1.4MM for 2 Speeches?
* Clinton Crime Fund Reportedly Took Funds From Human Rights Violators
* Four Clinton Foundation Trustees Charged Or Convicted Of Financial Crimes

6-May-2015

* The Hill-Billy Cash Pump
* Bill Clinton Puts Blame for Family’s Scandals on Accountant

5-May-2015

* The Clinton Foundation isn’t a “charity” in any normal sense of the word

4-May-2015

* Bill Clinton: Foundation didn’t do anything “knowingly inappropriate”
* Bill Clinton on Huge Speaking Fees: ‘I Gotta Pay Our Bills,’ You Know

3-May-2015

* The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

30-April-2015

* The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada
* Hillary Opposed Sending Nuke Tech to India… Until Huge Donations Flowed In

29-April-2015

* Benghazi Committee Gets Some Subpoeaned Docs from State Dept. Two Years Later
* Clinton Foundation spent more on office supplies than on charity gifts in 2013
* 181 Clinton Foundation donors who lobbied Hillary’s State Department

28-April-2015

* Report alleges Clintons personally profited from Hillary’s tenure at State
* The Clintons lower the bar again
* If This Is the Best Defense of the Clinton Foundation, She’s in Trouble

27-April-2015

* Sunlight Foundation leader: Clinton Foundation a “slush fund”
* So About the Clintons’ So-Called ‘Charity’
* Who’s Afraid of the Benghazi Hearings?

26-April-2015

* The Fall of the House of Clinton
* Hillary’s Day of Wrath
* Clinton Foundation distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients
* For the Clinton Defense
* ABC This Week With George Stephanopoulos owe their viewers an Apology

25-April-2015

* Report: Clintons Engaged in Pay-for-Play During Efforts to Rebuild Haiti
* Clinton relatives, donors got rich off taxpayer-funded Haiti contracts
* Clinton Greed

24-April-2015

* Who is really drawing out the Benghazi investigation?
* “Hillary Thinks She Is Bigger Than God”
* Hillary now raising funds off of evidence of her corrupt fundraising
* Muslim Brotherhood Payrolled By Clinton Foundation

23-April-2015

* How long can this train wreck continue?
* Bill Clinton sold us to the ChiComs; Hillary sold us to the Russians
* White House Refuses to Comment on Shady Deal Hillary Made With Russia
* Many Clinton charity donors got State Dept. awards under Hillary
* Clintons Lied on Tax Forms, Claiming No Foreign Money to Foundation
* Oops: Clinton Foundation Re-Filing Five Years of Tax Returns Over “Errors”
* State Dept. Documents Reveal Concern about Bill Clinton’s Activities with “Saudi Entities”

22-April-2015

* Cash Flowed to Clintons as Russians Pressed for Control of Uranium Company
* Former Clinton Employee Tied To Muslim Brotherhood Sentenced To Life In Prison

21-April-2015

* White House Won’t Deny Clinton Foundation Donors Got Special Treatment
* The Latest Available Clinton Foundation Filings Appear Deceptive

19-April-2015

* ‘Clinton Cash’ Reveals Foreign Pay-to-Play Deals with Clinton State Dept.

18-April-2015

* Newsweek: Largest donor to Clinton Foundation has trade ties to Iran
* Cisco Used Clinton Foundation To Cover-up Human Rights Abuse In China

12-April-2015

* Here’s a breakdown of every scandal swirling around Hillary

9-April-2015

* Hillary Reversed Position on Trade Deal With Colombia After Huge Donation to Clinton Foundation
* Hillary For Sale: At Least $1 Million From Morocco Flowing Into Clinton Foundation

7-April-2015

* Top Spy: Hillary’s Emails ‘Likely’ Hacked by China, Russia, Iran
* How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House
* Hillary’s Brothers Unlike Any Others

31-March-2015

* Hillary’s accidental drone email about decorating reveals BIG new problems
* Hillary’s private intel chief Sidney Blumenthal also an illegal lobbyist?

30-March-2015

* Did Clinton’s Backdoor Adviser Illegally Lobby for Putin Ally?
* The long, complicated story of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi subpoena
* Obstruction of Justice – A Must For Hillary
* The Latest Bombshell from Mrs. Clinton’s Lawyer

29-March-2015

* Situation Normal: Hillary Clinton obstructs justice and operates outside the law

28-March-2015

* Get Hillary’s server, it’s now evidence of a potential crime
* GOP: ‘Even Nixon Didn’t Destroy the Tapes’

27-March-2015

* Hillary Clinton Defies Subpoena, “Wiped Her Server Clean”
* Hacked Hillary Emails: Getting Fed Intelligence By Her Own Private Spy Service

26-March-2015

* Clintons Received Money from ‘Front for the Government of Iran’
* Did Hillary Run Her Own Intelligence Operation?
* Lawsuit: Clintons are guilty of racketeering, influence peddling
* Business dealings of Hillary Clinton’s brother raise new questions

25-March-2015

* Clinton Nemesis Ramps Up Effort to Get State Dept. to Spill on Hillary’s Tenure

21-March-2015

* Bill Clinton ‘Unaware’ Brother-In-Law on Board of Haitian Gold Mine that Landed Rare Permit

20-March-2015

* Trey Gowdy to Hillary Clinton: Hand Over Your E-Mail Server
* Now Huma Abedin is Being Scrutinized for Possible Corruption

19-March-2015

* Emails sought of nearly a dozen U.S. State Department workers under Clinton

18-March-2015

* State Dept. Employees Who Don’t Sign Separation Agreement Face Dire Consequences
* Hillary committed obstruction of justice

17-March-2015

* Clintonworld’s Self-Pitying Shadiness Returns
* Clintons UAE Quid Pro Quo
* Hillary Clinton’s Top Five Secrecy Scandals

16-March-2015

* Hillary Clinton’s Top Five Secrecy Scandals
* Clintons Cover-Up Team
* Hillary Clinton should face criminal charges
* The “Hillary Was Right to Break the Law Because Republicans Are Mean” Defense

15-March-2015

* Trey Gowdy: House may go to court to get Clinton email server
* On Benghazi, a timeline of State Department obstruction
Hillary Clinton Lies… A Lot
* Clinton camp issues clarification on deleted emails, claims “every” message was reviewed

14-March-2015

* Valerie Jarrett behind leak of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal
* State Department contradicts Hillary Clinton’s email claim
* An Open Letter to hdr22@clintonemail.com

13-March-2015

* Hillary Is Being Investigated for a Possible Felony
* Clinton Faces Broader Email Deception Issue Involving Entire State Department

12-March-2015

* Did Hillary let friends use State Department gigs as a piggy bank?
* Hillary’s Rose Law Firm Career a Sign of What Was to Come?

11-March-2015

* Hillary’s email explanation is self-contradictory, here’s how

10-March-2015

* The Hillary Email Scandal: Who Profits?
* The Mendacious, Charmless, Painfully Mediocre And Unelectable Hillary Clinton
* Hillary’s Train Wreck Press Conference: Spin, Lies and Unanswered Questions
* Carefully scripted Hillary knocked out of comfort zone
* Internet Catches Hillary in Three Provable Email Falsehoods
* Hillary emerges from behind stonewall for tightly controlled press conference
* Mystery location of Clinton email server seen as ‘matter of national security’
* Hillary Tries To Quell Email Controversy, But Only Creates More Questions
* Trey Gowdy: Hillary’s Server Or Hillary’s Testimony
* Hillary’s brother got the gold mine, Haiti got the shaft

9-March-2015

* “It will be a crime if she knowingly withholds documents pursuant to subpoena”
* Clinton e-mail scandal disqualifies her for president
* Hillary Clinton’s Possibly Fatal Email Mistake
* Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton: What We Musn’t Forget About Benghazi
* New FOIAs Probe Clinton Secret Email System, Lawsuits May Follow In 20 Days
* White House: Hillary And Obama Did Email Each Other
* Why Would Foreign Governments’ Donations to the Clinton Foundation Not Count as Bribes?
* Wealthy at Scandal-Plagued HSBC Have Donated/Bribed $81 Million to Hillary’s Bribery Storefront

8-March-2015

* Gowdy: Huge Gaps Of “Months And Months” In Emails Hillary Turned Over
* Hillary Milhous Clinton

7-March-2015

* Hillary Exposed Her Emails To Spies… To Hide Them From You
* While Clinton Hid Emails, $6 Billion Went Missing in Her State Dept.

6-March-2015

* State Department: Hillary decides what emails we can see
* FOIA Request for Hillary Clinton’s Email Address Went Missing

5-March-2015

* Hillary fired US Ambassador to Kenya for using personal email account
* Server, Serve Her: Clinton Crumbling
* Hillary Clinton Still Doesn’t Get It
* Hillary’s Brother Gets Exclusive Mining Permit from Haiti After Taxpayers Sent Country Billions

4-March-2015

* Emailgate May Be the Final Scandal to Sink Hillary Clinton
* Hacker Reveals Contents from Hillary’s Private E-Mails and Shows Who She Was Talking To
* Bigger Question: Did Hillary use unsecured email for Classified Info?
* Hillary Clinton leaked e-mail story to New York Times before tweet
* MSNBC: Hillary Personal Email Use at State “Staggering, Shocking, and Ridiculous”

3-March-2015

* The Hillary Cover-Up and the End of Democracy
* Hillary Clinton’s Private E-Mail Draws Scrutiny

2-March-2015

* Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules
* Report: Hillary Clinton Evaded Government Email While Secretary Of State

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600 American Contractors Left Stranded In Iraq; Obama Regime: “Too Politically Sensitive” To Evacuate Embassy

600 American Contractors Reportedly Stranded By U.S. Government In Iraq; Obama Regime: “Too Politically Sensitive” To Evacuate Our Embassy – Weasel Zippers

According to Fox, the Obama regime doesn’t at this point intend to evacuate the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, despite the fact that ISIS is within 70 miles of Baghdad, because it is “too politically sensitive to do so”.

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In addition to those at the Embassy, many Americans are still reportedly in Iraq, including a reported 600 contractors that were seeking to be evacuated from an Iraqi military base. The U.S. government apparently evacuated a small number of U.S. personnel, but did not evacuate the contractors. Some of the contractors have allegedly been evacuated by Iraqi Army planes, others were still waiting. They are no longer at that military base, but for obvious reasons we do not want to be more specific about where they might be. We believe based on latest information, that those particular contractors should now be out aboard Iraqi Army planes, without U.S. help, in the words of one family member, “Obama AWOL”. We will keep you informed as we find out more about their safety.

Meanwhile, President Obama is fundraising and then off to Palm Springs for more golf.

Update:

Sallyport, one of the companies that employs some of the contractors, is reporting that their employees have been moved to secure locations.

“At this time all Sallyport employees operating in Iraq are operating at secure locations in the country or have been relocated to safe sites in the region. Our first priority is the safety and security of our personnel.”

Great news.

It is not clear yet that employees other than those of Sallyport are all safe, but let’s hope that bodes well for the others, and that they all remain safe.

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Obama Regime Paid Contractors To Gather, Analyze Financial Data Of Millions Of Americans

Obama Administration Paid Contractors Millions To Snoop Through Americans’ Financial Data – Daily Caller

A secretive data collection program run by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau allows private contractors access to millions of Americans’ personal financial information, according to a government accountability group.

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The information may also be shared with other federal agencies.

Documents obtained by Washington-based Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act illustrate the cost and scope of the program, which business groups and some Republican lawmakers have assailed as invasive and potentially illegal.

The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported how the CFPB compelled banks to comply with the program by making successful passage of routine inspections conditional on supplying massive amounts of their customers’ financial information. The new documents shed light on what happens to that data once banks have turned it over.

Multiple credit reporting agencies and accounting firms signed contracts with the bureau in 2012 to gather, store and analyze mountains of data on Americans’ credit card transactions. One company, Argus Information and Advisory Services, was paid $2.9 million last year to perform such tasks, with a total payout of $15 million scheduled for 2017.

Experian, another information services group, was tasked with assembling a “nationally representative panel of credit information on consumers” from “a national database of credit files.” The contract states that the panel will include the contents of 5 million consumer accounts along with their credit scores, postal code, age and year of birth.

The panel will initially contain ten years’ worth of individual consumer information, will be updated quarterly and will periodically add new credit files from the CFPB’s growing national database. The contract is worth almost $8.5 million.

A final company, Deloitte Consulting, is being paid nearly $5 million to provide software and computer instruction related to the program.

“When you’re trying to snoop into the files of millions, it’s expensive,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, in an interview with TheDC News Foundation.

Another document states that contractors “may be required by the CFPB to share credit card data collected from the Banks with additional government entities,” raising the prospect that personal financial information may be sent to one or more unspecified federal agencies.

“Who knows where else they’re sending [the data] to?” said Fitton. “There’s talk about tying it to mortgage data, so they might be sharing with the Federal Housing Finance Agency.”

The Experian contract says that the information is being collected “for use in a wide range of policy research projects,” echoing CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s April 23 contention that the data will be used only to help “inform policy decisions.”

Fitton, however, believes the program is not only wasteful but a threat to financial security. “This data can only be managed by hiring scores of contractors and outside government entities to analyze it,” he said. “When you widen the circle, you lessen security. It would not surprise me if in a year or two we hear about some contractor running off with this data.”

“The NSA stuff is almost a sideshow compared to the financial information that the government’s compiling,” he concluded.

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The Seventh Circuit Blocks The HHS Mandate For A Private Business

The Seventh Circuit Blocks The HHS Mandate For A Private Business – National Review

Late yesterday afternoon, the Seventh Circuit granted an emergency injunction against the HHS mandate – preventing its enforcement against an Illinois business and its owners. My colleagues at the ACLJ represent Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc., a family-owned, full-service construction contractor. The company is located in Highland, Ill., and employs about 90 workers.

The brief opinion is worth a read in its entirety, but two parts stand out. First, the court disagreed with the Tenth Circuit’s recent decision rejecting Hobby Lobby’s request for a similar injunction. In a key paragraph the court stated:

The government also argues that any burden on religious exercise is minimal and attenuated, relying on a recent decision by the Tenth Circuit in Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, No. 12‐6294 (10th Cir. Dec. 20, 2012). Hobby Lobby, like this case, involves a claim for injunctive and declaratory relief against the mandate brought by a secular, for‐profit employer. On an interlocutory appeal from the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction, the Tenth Circuit denied an injunction pending appeal, noting that “the particular burden of which plaintiffs complain is that funds, which plaintiffs will contribute to a group health plan, might, after a series of independent decisions by health care providers and patients covered by [the corporate] plan, subsidize someone else’s participation in an activity condemned by plaintiff[s’] religion.” Id. at 7 (quoting Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, 870 F. Supp. 2d 1278, 1294 (W.D. Okla. 2012)). With respect, we think this misunderstands the substance of the claim. The religious‐liberty violation at issue here inheres in the coerced coverage of contraception, abortifacients, sterilization, and related services, not – or perhaps more precisely, not only – in the later purchase or use of contraception or related services.

This is exactly right. The mandated coverage exists – regardless of the actions or activities of the individual employees – and it is the mandate that violates the religious liberty of the employer.

Second, the court distinguished Justice Sotomayor’s recent decision not to grant Hobby Lobby emergency relief, rightly noting that Justice Sotomayor applied a much different standard:

But the “demanding standard” for issuance of an extraordinary writ by the Supreme Court… differs significantly from the standard applicable to a motion for a stay or injunction pending appeal in this court. As Justice Sotomayor noted, the entitlement to relief must be “‘indisputably clear.’”

As we begin the new year, we at the ACLJ are exceedingly thankful that each of our for-profit clients has now obtained an injunction against the mandate. Their most fundamental rights to religious liberty enjoy the protection of federal court, at least for now. There is much work left to be done, and a Supreme Court battle looms in 2013.

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