State Department

State Department divided on mission

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Tillerson's job is to find some sort of unity. With a big part of the permanent bureaucracy opposed to him, and especially opposed to the president who appointed him, that might be impossible. So Tillerson might want to choose the proposed mission statement that brought the closest thing to a consensus: "Protecting Americans and the interests of America throughout the world."

Hillary Clinton’s NSC Running Trump’s Iran Policy

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster's guidance to President Trump that he should falsely certify that Iran is in compliance with the Obama nuclear deal amounts to looking the other way on Iran’s violations and is little different than what Hillary Clinton would have done if she had won the 2016 election.

Obama LGBT Policies at Pentagon, Other Agencies Running On Autopilot

“For 16 years we’ve been at war. When service members are not deployed overseas, they are preparing for war,” says retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin. “Not one minute of preparation time should be squandered on social experiments.”

Time To Reveal Obama’s Secret Side Deals With Iran

If President Trump and Secretary Tillerson don’t expose the truth about Obama’s secret side deals with Iran, Americans will remain in the dark, not only about what commitments to Iran Obama bound us to, but whether the Trump administration has been honest when they said Iran is complying with the deal and that there would be a break with Obama’s dangerous policy of appeasing the Islamist terrorist state.

Is Tillerson Being Sidelined by Jared Kushner?

John Fund, National Review

As tempting as it must seem to President Trump, caution flags should be raised if he decides to make the White House his de facto State Department. While Trump believes he can close deals with foreign leaders like no one else can, someone has to pave the way for those deals, and a State Department led by Trump appointees is the best bet to fill the role.

Montenegro Doesn’t Belong In NATO

Montenegro is a quaint, but geopolitically irrelevant. Balkan state. If Montenegro's admission to NATO is approved by the full Senate, Americans will have yet another essentially useless defense dependent, this one a corrupt, long-time gangster state.

Has Mexico Raided A Jihadi Camp?

Over the weekend media reports surfaced that Christopher Ashcraft, a U.S. State Department “consular officer” posted to Guadalajara, Mexico had been shot and wounded by Zafar Zia. What is more interesting, and has not been widely reported is that Zafar Zia, although of Indian heritage, is a Muslim.

Mr. Trump: Remember the Snake? #NeverRomney #NeverCorker

History tells us that the idea of bringing your political enemies into your inner councils is the pathway to failure. Donald Trump must make a clean break with the Republican Quislings, like Mitt Romney and Bob Corker, who enabled Obama to advance his agenda.

State works hard, and illegally, for Clinton

Editors, Washington Examiner

The public needs to ponder why an entire government agency dedicated itself to riding shotgun for the presidential candidate most likely to win. Perhaps Clinton's habitual secrecy, paranoia and dishonesty infected the State Department under her tenure there. Either way, it certainly shares those characteristics with her.

Even Worse Than Clinton's Emails

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

Welcome to modern Washington, just two months away from a presidential election. It’s possible, of course, that the people who believe the system is rigged and that their government has taken sides against them are wrong. But the most disquieting possibility is that it isn’t crazy to think they might be right.

Hillary’s State Dept. Aides Ignored Requests For Her Emails In 2012

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller

The American public may have learned much earlier than it eventually did that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private email account. But two of her State Department aides intervened in late 2012 and early 2013 to block a Freedom of Information Act request seeking records for Clinton’s email accounts.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say Hillary and GOP Both Responsible for Benghazi Cover-Up

Conservatives responding to FedUp PAC’s poll see the failure to protect the Benghazi compound as a disqualifying event for Clinton, with 96% saying it shows her to be unfit to serve as commander in chief. But they are equally critical of Capitol Hill Republican leaders, with 96% are concerned, and 90% of those are “very concerned”, that eyewitness testimony regarding the “stand down” order was not included in the report of the House committee investigating the attack.

Of Course Hillary Clinton And Obama Are Lying

Our friends at Judicial Watch have pried loose a new trove of emails from the State Department that prove, despite Obama's remark that her email did not endanger national security, she was warned in stark terms about how vulnerable her communications were to exploitation. But even after the official warning she continued to use her now infamous personal server and other unsecure electronic communication devices.

Is Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton's Alger Hiss?

A security clearance and access to the highest levels of American military and diplomatic intelligence are not constitutional rights. It is time for Ms. Abedin to be put under oath to answer questions about her associations with the Muslim Brotherhood, whether or not she lied during her security clearance process and her role in moving classified material from the secure State Department system to the unsecure Hillary Clinton email server.

Generals Conclude That Obama Backed Al-Qaeda

Jerome Corsi, WND

Obama & State Dept. under Hillary Clinton “changed sides in the war on terror” in '11 by implementing a policy of facilitating weapon delivery to al-Qaida-dominated rebel militias in Libya attempting to oust Moammar Gadhafi, the Citizens Commission on Benghazi concluded in its report.

Obama Plays For The Other Team: Won’t Say Radical Islam Is the Enemy

By refusing to name the enemy – and the strict Islamic beliefs favored by millions of Muslims around the world are the enemy because they are inimical to liberty as we understand it and have enshrined it in our Constitution – Obama directly aids those Islamic supremacists who are right now today working to undermine Western civilization generally, and especially constitutional government here in America.

Obama Admin Asks for Expansive War Against ISIS

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

John Kerry told Congress that Obama wants expansive war powers to pursue Islamic State terrorists wherever & however O deems necessary, asking for a new authorization that would allow the Pentagon to commit American combat troops to fight. 

Saudi Arabia Cracks Down on Christians; Will U.S. Speak Up?

Jake, Red State

The situation for Christians in the Middle East continues to get worse, but this time, it isn’t at the hands of a terrorist group or band of rebels. It’s from one of our supposed allies in the region: Saudi Arabia.

John Kerry Subpoenaed Over Benghazi

Lauren French, Politico

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has issued a subpoena to Secretary of State John Kerry to testify on May 21 about the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. 

Cantor and Benghazi Indicate a Larger Problem in the House GOP

Cantor’s lack of action on Benghazi is symptomatic of a House Republican “leadership” that is so spineless it is incapable of taking on even the most obvious oversight investigation of President Obama’s administration and bringing it to closure. SIGN AND SHARE THE PETITION TO PASS H. RES 36 AND ESTABLISH A SELECT COMMITTEE TO PROPERLY INVESTIGATE THE BENGHAZI SCANDAL!