132 results for tag: Abuse of Power


Hillary Clinton’s aide to be grilled over Clinton emails

Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisers at the State Department, will be questioned under oath about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to transmit confidential state secrets. New York Post has the details: The agreement filed late Friday with the U.S. District Court in Washington comes after a judge consented to allow the group Judicial Watch “limited discovery” to probe why Clinton relied on an email server in her New York home during her tenure as secretary of state. Questions about the email system have bedeviled Clinton during her run for the Democratic presidential nomination. ...

Columnist: Hillary Clinton ‘might as well have posted documents on an open blog’

Internet-security experts say Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to transmit national secrets was so vulnerable that she might as well have published them online. Investors.com has the details: Corruption: It’s been known for some time that Hillary Clinton’s personal email contained top-secret government material. We’re also learning just how vulnerable her system was. She might as well have posted documents on an open blog. While secretary of state, Clinton conducted State Department business through a personal email account handled by a private server that did not meet the government’s security standards. The homebrew ...

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton says there was “nothing to” her use of private server for classified info

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday on The View told co-hosts “there’s nothing to” the email scandal that has more than 100 FBI agents poring over her private email communications from her time at the State Department. Washington Free Beacon has the scoop: Hillary Clinton said that there was “nothing to” her use of a private server to transmit classified information as Secretary of State Tuesday, despite an ongoing FBI investigation into the matter. “There’s nothing to it,” Clinton said in an interview on The View. She added that she was “sure” she would be able to put the scandal behind her and promised to ...

Federal judge: Hillary Clinton’s email story ‘constantly shifting’

A federal judge Tuesday said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-State Department colleagues’ story surrounding the email controversy is ‘constantly shifting’ and that the Obama administration isn’t cooperating when it comes to open-records laws regarding requests for Clinton’s emails. The Washington Times has the inside scoop: Judge Royce C. Lamberth said it remains to be seen whether the government did try to obfuscate matters, but said there’s at least enough smoke that Judicial Watch, the conservative interest group suing to get a look at all of Mrs. Clinton’s records, should be allowed to press for more details ...

State Department court filing: Not enough staffers to process requests for Clinton’s emails

  President Obama’s State Department has too few staffers to process the influx of records requests for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, claims a Tuesday State Department court filing. The Washington Times has the scoop:   State officials had promised Judge Rudolph Contreras they would try to hire 50 screeners by February, but had just 35 actually on board as of the end of last week. It had hired 39 in total, but four of them have already left the job, Benjamin C. Mizer, the principal deputy attorney general, said in court papers. Of those 35, only 20 are reviewers with top secret clearance eligible to ...

Tea Party Patriots Thanks NorCal Tea Party For Their “Relentless Pursuit of the Truth” About IRS Targeting

Tea Party Patriots Thanks NorCal Tea Party For Their “Relentless Pursuit of the Truth” About IRS Targeting Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to reports about the NorCal Tea Party’s victory over the IRS in federal court on Tuesday. "Tea Party Patriots thanks the NorCal Tea Party for their relentless pursuit of the truth about IRS targeting of Americans for their political views. The Tea Party movement started as a reaction to big government overreach and the IRS program targeting political speech was a chilling episode that should give pause to Americans ...

Hillary Clinton: The U.S. ‘didn’t lose a single person’ in Libya

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stirred up controversy earlier this week when she alleged no Americans were killed in Libya during her stint at the State Department and failed to point out the loss of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others during the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in 2011. Fox News has the details:   "Now, is Libya perfect? It isn't," Clinton said. After contrasting her approach toward Libya with the ongoing bloodshed in Syria's civil war, Clinton said "Libya was a different kind of calculation and we didn't lose a single person ... We didn’t have a problem in supporting our European and Arab ...

Did hundreds of Washington influencers stay mum about Hillary’s illegal email setup?

Dozens upon dozens of reporters, judges and congressional and White House staffers may have known about Hillary Clinton’s shady use of a private email server long before it became headline news. The Washington Times has the details: Listed on some of the more than 28,000 messages Mrs. Clinton released so far are several White House chiefs of staff and a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, much of the rest of official Washington, and a number of people who had oversight of the State Department’s key operations and open-records obligations. President Obama was also on a series of messages, though the government is withholding ...

State Department staffer: Agency created classified email account for Clinton but she never used it

During Secretary of State John Kerry’s Tuesday testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a number of things came to light surrounding the Clinton email scandal – most notably, that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given an email account equipped to handle confidential communications but never used it. Daily Caller has the story: During one part of an at-times intense exchange, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson read from a letter from Julia Frifield, who serves as State Department assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs. “Secretary Clinton did not use a classified email account at the State Department. An ...

State Department upgrades more private Clinton emails to ‘secret,’ ‘confidential’

State Department officials under a judge’s orders Saturday published more than 550 of Hillary Clinton’s private emails, classifying dozens of them as ‘secret’ and ‘confidential.’ The Washington Examiner has the details: Most of the 84 emails were upgraded to "confidential," the lowest level of classification. A handful were upgraded to "secret." None were designated "top secret," though the State Department upgraded as many as 29 emails to "top secret" when they missed a court-ordered deadline at the end of January. The intelligence community inspector general has argued many of the now-classified emails were considered classified ...