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Focus: The Mosul Offensive Against Islamic State - Oct 24, 2016


Wave of U.S. coalition’s air strikes as ISIS puts up tough defence of Mosul - Channel NewsAsia


US drops 1400 bombs on ISIS in first week of Mosul fight - The Daily Caller


U.S. troops, embedded with Iraqi brigades and battalions, push toward Mosul’s city center - militarytimes.com


Navy explosives expert from California first U.S. death in battle for Mosul - UPI.com


Ferocity of ISIS Kirkuk counter-attack points to tough fight for Mosul - Reuters


The worst is yet to come in Mosul, US leaders say - Defense One


Pentagon: Daesh arming administrative personel, recruiting from outside Mosul to reinforce its defense of the city - aa.com


Labyrinth of tunnels revealed as ISIS try to dodge assault on Iraq's second city - Daily Mail Online


VIDEO: A tour of a tunnel where ISIS fighters hide out from satellite detection, drone strikes and artillery - YouTube


ISIS carries out mass relocation of civilians amid Mosul offensive - Rudaw


In opposition to the Iraq government Turkey says its artillery playing role in Mosul, jets on standby - Reuters


US scrambles to contain flaring Turkey-Iraq tensions over Mosul - VOA


Iran's Rohani says Turkish Intervention In Iraq ‘very dangerous’ - rferl.org


VIDEO (Persian): Iran leader Hassan Rouhani expresses his opposition to Turkey military operation in Iraq and Syria - YouTube


The attack on Mosul is turning out to be a total disaster. We gave them months of notice. U.S. is looking so dumb. VOTE TRUMP and WIN AGAIN! - Donald J. Trump on Twitter


VIDEO: Trump: Now we're gogged down In Mosul because Obama gave away the element of surprise, The enemy is much tougher than they thought - RealClearPolitics


White House: 'Too early' to claim Mosul is a failure, Obama has confidence the battle will be successful - Washington Examiner


VIDEO: Hillary Clinton goes after Donald Trump for tweet about ‘total disaster’ In Mosul, adding that it is 'dangerous' declaring defeat before the battle has even started - YouTube


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Focus: The Mosul Offensive Against Islamic State - Oct 22, 2016


News reports shows that Islamic State is retreating from villages near Mosul but it is digging in the city. It launched waves of suicide bombers, burned sulfur stocks leading to civilian injuries, blowed up the Mosul biggest hotel, used civilians as a human shield and threatened to kill everybody who tried to flee. According to an unconfirmed CNN report Islamic State executed men and boys. The group launched a counterattack in Kirkuk with grenades and suicide bombings to divert attention from their Mosul bastion. These events are troubling signs. It is too early to assess the Mosul offensive but I have strong reservations about the Obama administration anti-terrorism plan and the Clinton plan is even worse. 


Gulf states (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc) and Turkey finance, arm and maybe provide training and logistical support to the Islamic State and other jihadist groups. There is evidence of this support but no U.S. official publicly acknowledges it. Furthermore it is unthinkable that Islamic State was able to build an army and conquer vast territory in Syria and Iraq in a short period of time without foreign support. Gulf states and Turkey have invested hundreds of millions if not billions to fund and arm jihadi terrorism through Muslim institutions, banks, schools and clandestine operations. The U.S. led coalition’s war on terror will go on and on with no end in sight if the flows of money and weapons to Islamic State from these countries are not stopped. And the costs in terms of lives, displacements, destructions, military expenses will grow proportionally. Gulf states and Turkey should be condemned in international forums for their sponsorship of this barbaric terrorism and warned that they will pay a price for doing so. By the way, Turkey is also bombing and killing the U.S. backed Kurdish forces in Syria which are the ones who fought Islamic State successfully. 


In my opinion it is not possible to defeat and eradicate Islamic State without the full participation of Russia. A joint U.S.- Russia military command was envisioned in the September agreement which called for the establishment of a Joint Implementation Center to coordinate activities against the Islamic State. This will send a signal to the Islamic State and its sponsors that the world is united and determined to fight terrorism with all its capacities. U.S. should drop the demand that Assad is be removed from power before democratic elections are held in Syria because this is the stumbling block impeding the cooperation with Russia. Today Putin’s spokesman reiterated that demands for Assad’s departure are “thoughtless” and Assad must remain in power to prevent the country by falling into the hands of the jihadists. 


A note about the Sirte offensive in Libya that is similar of the Mosul offensive but on a smaller scale. The U.N. designated Libya government, which is located in Tripoli, decided to launch the Sirte offensive against Islamic State without seeking the consent and participation of the Tobruk government, which is the parliament elected by the Libyans. Subsequently the Tobruk government, which has been successful in fighting the jihadists in Benghazi, opposed the Sirte offensive. To this day after a six-month campaign  Islamic State militants are surrounded in a district less than one-kilometre square in Sirte. Sheltering in tunnels and improvised bunkers, Islamic State defends itself with snipers, booby-traps and car bombs. More than 500 pro-government Misrata fighters have been killed. Western special forces teams are advising on the ground and since August U.S. has launched more than 300 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Sirte. Overall this military strategy appears to be weak and costly because the Tobruk government did not participate.

Focus: U.S. Presidential Elections and the Independents - Oct 20, 2016

 

According to the post-debate CNN poll 44% of Independents said that Trump won the debate while 40% said that Clinton won. This is opposite to what all registered voters (including Independents, Democrats and Republicans) said. In the same poll 52% all registered voters said that Clinton won the debate while 39% said that Trump won. 


While the vast majority of Democrats and Republicans will not change their mind in the coming weeks about which presidential candidate to vote (unless there are major revelations about Clinton or Trump), many Independents are volatile and still undecided about whom to vote. The post-debate YouGov poll shows that the 61% of voters undecided or selecting third party candidates would choose Trump while only 39% would choose Clinton if they had to choose between the two. Moreover 90% of respondents not voting for or leaning toward Clinton would never vote for Clinton, while 78% of respondents not voting for or leaning toward Trump would never vote for Trump. Independents are a major factor to determine the next U.S. President given the fact that, according to Gallup, they are the largest voting bloc: the percentage of American that identify as Independents are 40%, as Democrats 32% and as Republicans 27%.

 

In the post debate YouGov poll 48% of all voters nationally vote for Clinton while 44% vote for Trump. In the pre debate Quinnipiac poll 47% of all likely voters vote for Clinton and 40% for Trump while 42% of Independents vote for Trump and 38% for Clinton.


Note: in the YouGov poll, the presidential candidates were virtually tied on most issues discussed in the debate except trade and fairness of U.S. elections. On gun control, 48% say they agree with Clinton versus 47% for Trump. On taxes, 49% pick Clinton against 46% for Trump. On US-Russia relations, Clinton 47%, Trump 46%. On Supreme Court nominations, 48% for Trump and 47% for Clinton. 50% to 47%, more agreed with Trump on immigration. Trump had a more significant lead on trade: 50% to 41%. Similarly, Clinton led by more on the "fairness of U.S. elections" 50% to 39%.


Focus: The Mosul Offensive Against Islamic State - Oct 18, 2016


Tough resistance from Islamic State slows Iraqi advance on Mosul - The Washington Post


Iraqi forces face Islamic State snipers, rockets and suicide bombers during Mosul offensive - LA Times


Tensions arise among allies fighting to retake ISIS-held Mosul, On second day of offensive Kurdish fighters accuse the Iraqi army of inaction - WSJ


Islamic State said to use human shields as coalition advances on Mosul - Reuters


'Anyone who flees is shot dead': Mosul locals trapped as ISIS digs in for fight - The Guardian


U.S. expects Islamic State to wield chemical weapons in Mosul fight - Reuters


Masked ISIS fighters taunt allied forces in new video as they patrol the streets of Mosul in battledress declaring America will leave Iraq 'dragging its tail in defeat’ (VIDEO - English Subs) - Daily Mail


VIDEO (Arabic): IS news agency amaq published video from Mosul where promise "U.S. will be forced to leave Iraq in humiliation”- Juan Maza Calleja on Twitter


On video and social media ISIS says business as usual in Mosul despite attacks - Vocativ


VIDEO: Amaq Agency showing normal life ongoing in Mosul under IS control, on the first day of Mosul battle - Forests and News on Twitter


Unconfirmed - At Least 70 Iraqi soldiers dead in suicide bomber attack on convoy in Mosul: ANF - ekurd


ISIS claims to recaptures 3 villages in east Mosul - almasdarnews.com


Baghdadi survives coup attempt by ISIS Islamic Police in Mosul? - Iraqi News

 

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President Obama: 'Mosul will be a difficult fight and there will be advances and setbacks’ - CNNPolitics.com


ISIS preparing for protracted fight in Mosul with many of its foreign fighters remaining in the Iraqi city, US officials say - Fox News


Battle for Mosul could take 'months': French defence minister - France 24


ISIS failing in Iraq but will fight for Mosul: British defence minister - THE DAILY STAR


Iraqi Kurdish Foreign Minister: Mosul fighting could go on for months, depending on the morale of ISIS fighters - Al Jazeera


Mosul refugees: 'This is going to take a long time – ISIS won't give up' - The Guardian


Iraqi anti-terror chief details Mosul plan: Corridors have already been opened to allow Daesh [IS] escaping from Mosul to go to Syria - alaraby.co.uk


Syria says U.S. plans safe passage for militants from Mosul into Syria, it will confront this attempt with all its means - Reuters Reuters


Statement by the Syrian Army Command about ISIS terrorists attempting to flee Mosul into Syria - Syrian Arab News Agency


Lavrov: We will take 'political and military decisions' if ISIS flees Mosul for Syria - RT News

 

EU anti-terror chief: Mosul offensive could send ISIS fighters to Europe - POLITICO


Erdogan voicing concern for future of Sunnis in Mosul: 'We have a historical responsibility in Iraq...They say 30,000 Shia militants are coming. They should be prepared for what they will face’ - Al Jazeera

 

‘Get out, Erdogan!’ Huge demo in Baghdad protests Turkey’s Iraq presence - RT News


Only 2 cities ISIS has given up without putting up fights: Jerablush & Dabiq (small). Both to Turkey - ilhan tanir on Twitter


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Focus: Hillary Clinton's Emails - Oct 13, 2016

 

Judicial Watch releases new Hillary Clinton email answers given under oath - Judicial Watch


VIDEO: Sworn answers: Hillary Clinton responds to Judicial Watch questions - YouTube


VIDEO: Hillary Clinton ‘can't recall’ key details about private email server in response to Judicial Watch - YouTube


Clinton 'does not recall' ordering destruction of emails from personal server in testimony - Fox News


FBI served with request for Hillary's backup device…object is in FBI's possession - Breitbart


Wikileaks: Clinton staffers discussed which emails to release, three weeks before Combetta used Bleachbit to wipe her server clean - The Daily Caller


Leaked Emails: Lawyer privately told Clinton campaign Hillary’s unilateral deletion of emails ‘smacks of acting above the law’ - The Daily Caller


Clinton aides sought to deny any classified data: WikiLeaks - Bloomberg Politics


Lawmakers ask inspectors general of the State and Justice Departments to review FBI's 'hijacked' Clinton probe - Washington Examiner


Letter of Goodlatte & Judiciary Republicans calling for independent investigation of special treatment given to key Clinton insiders - judiciary.house.gov


Trump condemns Congress, FBI, Justice Department for not prosecuting Clinton, says ‘we have to investigate the investigation' - WSJ


James Comey and Loretta Lynch should be Impeached for whitewashing Clinton's crimes - GOPUSA


ARCHIVE: FBI files reveal missing email 'boxes' in Clinton case, allegations of evidence tampering - Fox News

 

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FBI, DOJ roiled by Comey, Lynch decision to let Clinton slide by on emails, says insider - Fox News


VIDEO: FBI agents dismayed over James Comey's decision to not prosecute Hillary Clinton - YouTube


Former U.S. Attorney: Agents see FBI chief Comey as a ‘dirty cop’ - The American Spectator


Did the FBI chief lie to Congress about the Hillary email probe? - New York Post


While furious FBI agents are speaking out on Hillary, The big three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks censor - newsbusters.org


Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system! - Donald J. Trump on Twitter


Clinton campaign kept close DOJ ties during private email server probe: WikiLeaks - The Event Chronicle


Emails: Clinton aides touted her 'cordial relationship' with Loretta Lynch - Washington Examiner


Wikileaks: How Hillary’s top State Department aide Cheryl Mills was working for the Clinton Foundation at the same time - Daily Mail Online


ARCHIVE: FBI director James Comey and the Clinton Foundation, He pocketed $6 million working for defense contractor Lockheed Martin in a single year alone - Open Media News


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Focus: Clinton Foundation and Haiti - Oct 11, 2016


'FOBs': How Hillary's State Dept. gave special attention to 'Friends of Bill' after Haiti quake - ABC News


In Haiti, a factory where big money, State Department and the Clintons meet - ABC News


State Dept admits having list of Bill Clinton’s ‘friends', denies preferential treatment - freebeacon.com


VIDEO: State Dept. admits having list of Bill Clinton's ‘friends', denies preferential treatment - YouTube


Clinton Foundation statement in response to ABC questions and a request to interview Bill Clinton on the subject of Haiti - ABC News


Statement by former president of Haitian senate on new reports of Clinton corruption in Haiti - Donald J Trump for President


Clinton Foundation head declines questions about Congressional request for all communications between foundation and State Dept - PJ Media


Clinton Foundation critics revive scrutiny of Haiti failures in hurricane Matthew aftermath - Washington Examiner


Clinton Foundation asks Haiti hurricane donations, outraged Twitter users lose it - Haiti Sentinel


After hurricane Matthew Haitians fear Clintons will ‘scam’ them again (VIDEO) - WND


With all eyes on Haiti, its diaspora in Florida could swing a close election - Huffington Post


Financial analyst Charles Ortel: Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation refuse to account, in granular and verified fashion, for any of billions of dollars raised to help Haiti - Huffington Post


VIDEO: How the Red Cross, Clinton Foundation, foreign aid amplified devastating impact of hurricane in Haiti - Atlanta Black Star


VIDEO: Bill Clinton's trade policies destroyed Haitian rice farming, now Haiti faces post-hurricane famine - Democracy Now!


ARCHIVE: How the Clintons hurt Haiti - GOP


ARCHIVE: Clintons pushed most wasteful of U.S.-funded Haiti projects - Judicial Watch


ARCHIVE: Explosive charges on the Clintons exploiting Haiti aid funds - americanthinker.com


ARCHIVE: Dinesh D’Souza on the Clinton Foundation: How the Clinton Foundation got rich off poor Haitians - National Review


ARCHIVE: How Hillary Clinton undercut women in Haiti apparel industry, The US Embassy worked with corporate interests to keep the minimum wage low - Haiti Sentinel


VIDEO ARCHIVE: VICE documentary: The Haiti money pit, how the Clinton Foundation ripped off the country - VICE


VIDEO ARCHIVE: Andrew Schwartz: How Clinton's billionaire friends profited from the Haiti disaster relief - YouTube


ARCHIVE: Clinton e-mails point to US intervention in 2010 Haiti elections - The Center for Economic and Policy Research


ARCHIVE: The corrupt Clinton Foundation in the aftermath of a massive earthquake in India - The Daily Caller


ARCHIVE: Joint report to PNG Police Commissioner and PNG Ombudsman regarding Clinton Foundation frauds in Papua New Guinea HIV/AIDS Initiative - Michael Smith News


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Focus: United States and Russia - Oct 10, 2016


Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security, Lavrov: 'Russophobia now lies at the heart of U.S. policy' - Reuters


Russian Foreign Minister says US is not fighting Al-Nusra in Syria - Sputnik


Mikhail Gorbachev warns world is at 'dangerous point' amid US-Russian face off over Syria - Telegraph


Russia to build permanent Syrian naval base in Tartus, eyes other outposts - Reuters


Russia to equip navy base in Syria’s Tartus with air defense, anti-sub systems - Sputnik


Russia sends cruise missile ships to Mediterranean - IHS Jane's 360


Russian parliament ratifies indefinite deployment of air force in Syria - Sputnik


Exclusive: Russia builds up forces in Syria, Reuters data analysis shows - Reuters


How scary is the Russian S-400 SAM?, It is the most capable and lethal long-range air defense missile system on the planet - Fighter Sweep


Not by stealth alone: Russian Corvettes to get ability to shoot down enemy jets - Sputnik


New Russian radars give the Pentagon headaches even before being fully deployed - Sott.net

 

Russia, China quickly forming ‘strategy of synergy' in Syria - Sputnik


India to propose to BRICS states creation of fund to restore Syria - Sputnik


Saudi Arabia, Qatar slam Egypt for supporting Russia's proposal for Syria truce - Egypt Independent


Egypt 'ready to agree' new Russian air base on coast - Middle East Eye

 

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At debate Trump, Clinton Spar on Russia As Moscow Ties Crumble - defensenews.com


VIDEO: Clinton: 'What is at stake here is the ambitions and the aggressiveness of Russia’; Trump: 'I think it would be great if we got along with Putin so we could fight ISIS together' - YouTube


U.S. government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to interfere with elections - The Washington Post


U.S. army chief issues stark warning to potential enemies, including Russia and China: ‘We will stop you and we will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before' - Military.com


Army chief: U.S. army’s dominance is being challenged by a belligerent Russia and rising China, Future war is ‘almost guaranteed’ - Association of the United States Army


VIDEO: U.S. army chief threatens war with Russia - YouTube


U.S. army leaders warn about Russia's bold moves in information warfare in a bid to to both degrade U.S. military power and damage its democratic institutions - nationaldefensemagazine.org


Army Secretary: Drawdown, Russia and ISIL stretch us ‘very thin' - newsmax.com


Experts: 'Prospects low' for direct US-Russia war, but ‘clashes possible in third states' - Sputnik


Russian experts: Words of US generals on war with Russia shouldn’t be taken seriously - TASS


The US air force just dropped two fake nukes, The tests in the Nevada desert come as tensions rise with Russia - Defense One


War hawks: US think tank already planning 10 ‘killer weapons’ of a US-Russia war - Sputnik


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About Safe Zones in Syria

 

1) Safe zones should be established with the full cooperation of Russia which will consent to the location, extension and administration of the area; 2) They should shelter only refugees. No armed groups (both opposition and pro-government) allowed. The safe zone must not be used as as a base to launch attacks against the enemy. 3) A multinational UN peacekeeping force will administer the safe zones until free and fair (UN supervised) elections are held under a new Syrian constitution. 4) Islamic State or Qaeda attacks in the safe zones will be dealt with by US-Russia military operations under the Joint Implementation Center in conjunction with the UN peacekeeping force.

Syria News - Oct 6 , 2016


Moscow says U.S. strikes on Syrian troops jeopardize Russian servicemen, its air defense weapons stand ready to fend off any attack - Fox News


VIDEO (English Subs): Russian Defense Ministry warns US against strikes on Syrian troops creating a threat to the Russian military - YouTube


Lavrov hopes warmongers eager to attack Syria won’t gain upper hand in US - TASS


Lavrov: Russia 'ready' to cooperate with US on Syria ceasefire in multilateral formats - euronews


In Syria crisis, Russia expands alliance with Iran, increases missile presence - WSJ


3rd Russian Black Sea fleet ship leaves for Mediterranean to join anti-ISIS op - RT News 


Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States - Huffington Post


White House press secretary: Military action against Assad regime not in US interest but it cannot be ruled out - Sputnik


Department of State spokesperson: US discussions on military option in Syria continue despite Russia’s warning - Sputnik


Pentagon says it has the right to defend against Russian anti-air systems in Syria - Military.com

 

War hawks are sensing an opening in Syria - The Nation


White House may consider imposing sanctions on Russia over Syria outside UN - Sputnik


Germany considering a push for EU sanctions on Russia over Syria - WSJ

 

Marine Le Pen blasts EU leaders: 'You’ve done everything to bring down the government of Syria throwing the country into a terrible civil war!' (VIDEO) - theduran.com

 

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Syrian regime forces gain control of key Aleppo area - WPMT FOX43


VIDEO: The Syrian Army continues the large-scale advance inside the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo capturing Bustan al-Basha - YouTube

 

Assad warns rebels that unless they agree to a deal with the government, would have no option but to expel them from Aleppo - Middle East Eye


Assad accuses Western media of hushing up data on civilian casualties in Aleppo - TASS


VIDEO (English): Assad interview to Denmark’s TV 2  - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Assad interview to Denmark’s TV 2 – Syrian Arab News Agency


U.N. envoy De Mistura offers to personally escort al-Qaeda fighters out of Aleppo - CBS News


VIDEO: De Mistura holds press conference on humanitarian situation in Syria - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Press conference by UN Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura - ReliefWeb


Syrian Coalition to discuss De Mistura’s proposal with Aleppo rebel groups - etilaf.org


REPORT: The strategy of Jabhat Al-Nusra / Jabhat Fath Al-Sham in regarding the truces in Syria - Noria Research


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Focus: The Hillary Clinton's FBI Investigation - Oct 5, 2016


Republicans blast FBI for 'astonishing' agreement to destroy Clinton aides' laptops - Fox News


VIDEO: Republicans blast FBI for 'astonishing' agreement to destroy Clinton aides' laptops - YouTube


Immunity deals stopped FBI from investigating BleachBit use in Clinton email case, search limited to emails written after June 1, 2014, but before Feb. 1, 2015 - Washington Examiner


Letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch by four Republican committee chairmen regarding Clinton aides’ immunity - oversight.house.gov


House Oversight Committee ‘looking into' Clinton impeachment - yournewswire.com


Clinton spokesman defends lawyers' immunity agreements (VIDEO) - The Daily Caller


The FBI treated Clinton with kid gloves - WSJ


Cheryl Mills’s legal privileges, The evidence of a politicized Clinton probe keeps building - WSJ


Please tell me these FBI/DOJ ‘side deals’ with Clinton e-mail suspects didn’t happen - National Review


Book: AG Lynch had ‘secret' meetings at White House about email probe - Fox News Insider


Book: How Bill Clinton plotted to 'bushwhack' attorney general Loretta Lynch at airport and got a promise that Hillary wouldn't be prosecuted over classified emails - Daily Mail


AUDIO: Ed Klein reveals bombshell facts about Hillary FBI Investigation - Townhall


Judicial Watch: Hillary can be impeached & FBI Director Comey should be sued (VIDEO) - InvestmentWatch


Kaine's off: The FBI director isn't a Republican... anymore. - POLITICO


The hidden smoking gun: the Combetta cover-up - Clinton Email Investigation Timeline


Documents show Clinton server was plagued by breach attempts - Washington Examiner


State Department hands over 200 pages of Clinton Foundation emails - Washington Examiner


New emails: Top State and Clinton Foundation staffers tasked with boosting Clinton nonprofit around official trip to Ireland - LifeZette

 

Clinton filled State Dept. board with friends, family and donors - Washington Examiner

 

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DOJ abruptly drops case against arms dealer who threatened to reveal Clinton's Libya dealings - Fox News


Department of Justice intervenes to cover up Hillary Clinton's Libyan gunrunning - RedState


Whistleblower: Hillary killed Libya peace deal: Gaddafi agreed to hold free elections, but Clinton's refusal led to thousands of deaths, international migrant crisis and terrorism - Alex Jones' Infowars

 

In email the Clinton team lists all the actions that Hillary took credit for as the architect of the US intervention in Libya and Gaddafi’s toppling - thegatewaypundit.com


The extreme brutality unleashed by Islamic fighters who ousted Gaddafi with the backing of Hillary Clinton’s State Department and NATO is demonstrated in three videos (VIDEO) - WND


Clinton: 'I don't recall' proposing drone strike against WikiLeaks founder Assange - Washington Examiner


Internal White House intel corroborates details of Hillary Clinton’s proposed drone strike on Julian Assange - True Pundit


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Syria News - Oct 4 , 2016


Kerry says Russia 'irresponsible' to back Assad, America's strategy includes grounding Syrian and Russian aircraft in specific areas - Reuters


VIDEO: Kerry: Russia and Syria seem to have rejected diplomacy in the pursuit of a military victory - YouTube


VIDEO: White House spokesman Earnest: 'Everybody's patience with Russia has run out' - YouTube


Washington suspends coordination with Moscow, studies 6 options in Syria - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT


US considering strikes on Assad again, but there’s little prospect President Obama will ultimately approve them - The Washington Post


U.S., UK, France, Italy, Germany to meet on Wednesday on Syria: Germany - Reuters


US military builds a new air base in Northern Syria - Sputnik


NATO to deploy E-3 AWACS to Middle East as early as October - defensenews.com


Inside the shadowy PR firm that’s lobbying for regime change in Syria - Alternet


Alert memorandum: Obama warned to defuse tensions with Russia by a group of ex-U.S. intelligence officials – Consortiumnews


Opinion: The Obama Administration’s suspension of Syria talks with Russia is the most dangerous development in a new cold war - The Nation

 

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Russia-US dialogue on Syria failed as Washington has no unified stance: Russian FM spox to RT - RT News


Lavrov: Russian-US deal on Syria ruined by advocates of military solution - Sputnik


Most groups US supports in Syria integral part of al-Nusra Front: Russian Defense Ministry - Sputnik


Russia: If not for our campaign in Syria, jihadist ‘black flags’ could be flying over Damascus - CNS


Russia slams UN Security Council resolution on Syria, says it singles out aviation where terrorists on the ground would be allowed to do whatever they want - DW.COM


Russia deploys advanced anti-missile system S-300 to Syria for first time, US officials say - Fox News


Russia Defense Ministry: S-300 missile system designed to ensure the safety of the naval base in [Syrian city of] Tartus and ships located in the coastal area - RT News


Russia sends more warplanes to a base in northern Syria to back the Assad air forces in the battle for Aleppo - Military.com


Duma to ratify unlimited Syria airbase agreement this week: MP - RT Russian politics


Damascus agreed & Russia is ready to send several thousands of special forces & other various units officers this month to Syria - Elijah J. Magnier on Twitter


Moscow counts on BRICS support for Russia's approach in Syria, summit will take place in Goa October 15-16 - Sputnik


Vladimir Putin exits nuclear security pact, citing ‘hostile actions’ by U.S. - The New York Times


40 million Russians involved in annual 4-day defense drills - RT News

 

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Syrian pro-government forces press attack on city of Aleppo - AP


Syria: Government tanks roll into rebel-held Aleppo - Al Jazeera


Syrian army, Kurdish forces liberate Syria’s Shkeif area in northwest Aleppo - Sputnik


Dialogue with armed opposition possible if bloodshed in Syria stops: Assad - Sputnik


‘Same people shedding crocodile tears over Syria, support terrorists in country’: Syrian amb. to UN - RT Op-Edge


Jane’s Defence Weekly: US and its allies (including Turkey and Saudi Arabia) use illicit arms trafficking to channel enormous shipments of light weapons to Syrian rebels - globalresearch.ca


Syria rebels draw closer to al Qaeda-linked group - WSJ


Turkey-backed rebel group in Syria joins jihadist alliance which includes al-Nusra, The group also received aid from the CIA until 2005 - ARA News


Russian expert says Syrian opposition wrecks talks in hope of aid from new US president in the person of Hillary Clinton - TASS


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Focus: FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails - Oct 3, 2016


DOJ and FBI agreed to destroy laptops of Clinton aides with immunity deal: Lawmaker - Fox News


DOJ and FBI agreed to limit search of Clinton aides' laptops to documents created before Jan. 31, 2015 but not after - Daily Caller


Letter from the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte (R - Virginia) to Attorney General Lynch - judiciary.house.gov


Analysis: FBI made ‘side deals' to destroy top Clinton aides' laptops - Townhall


Republicans file complaint to DC Bar on Cheryl Mills, say she violated rule by serving as Clinton’s attorney during the FBI’s probe - Bloomberg


Complaint of the Republican National Committee with the District of Columbia Bar against Cheryl Mills - GOP


FBI Director Comey wants a ‘fresh look’ at Clinton emails after the election, but Trey Gowdy wants one now (VIDEO) - BizPac Review


It's time to impeach FBI Director Comey - GOPUSA


Ex-DOJ official: ‘Comey has to go’, Insiders say FBI director's errors in handling Clinton email case 'embarrassed' agency - WND


VIDEO ARCHIVE: Watch FBI Director James Comey say I dont know 20 times at the Congressional hearing on Hillary Clinton email investigation - YouTube


ARCHIVE: The case against James Comey, Not since Hoover has an FBI director shown such a lack of accountability - POLITICO


VIDEO: Trump says he'll reform the Justice Department's whose integrity has been 'severely questioned,’ just like ‘after Watergate' - YouTube


Questions raised about Clinton's computer technician, FBI’s notes from most recent interview with Combetta do not make reference to crucial March 31, 2015 conference call with Mills - Daily Caller

 

Judicial Watch: FBI used redacted documents to question Clinton aides - cnsnews.com


FBI Docs: Hillary deleted nearly 1,000 emails with David Petraeus - PJ Media

 

State Department admits it ‘lost' Clinton Foundation email - Breibart


It's alive: FBI files reveal how Clinton server was created in K Street lab - Fox News

 

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Under intense pressure to silence Wikileaks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed drone strike on Julian Assange - True Pundit


United Nations: Targeting Wikileaks founder with drone strike criminal violation of human rights - True Pundit


ARCHIVE: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims he’ll be killed by CIA DRONE if he leaves embassy (2015) - True Pundit


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Syria News - Sept 29, 2016


John Kerry: U.S. is 'on the verge' of suspending talks with Moscow on Syria - US News


VIDEO: Interview with Secretary of State John Kerry on Syria, Iran, and diplomacy - YouTube


U.S. weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: officials - Reuters


VIDEO: United States Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken can't tell Congress what Plan B in Syria is - YouTube


Syrian rebels get new Grad rockets from foreign states: commander - Reuters


'Aleppo must not fall': US reportedly to allow its Gulf allies to flood the city with shoulder-fired, anti-aircraft missiles, according to a rebel source - Middle East Eye


Ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke: How the US armed-up Syrian jihadists - Consortiumnews


Special Ops pushing Pentagon to define Islamic roots of terrorism, The 2015 version of the National Military Strategy does not mention Islamic ideology - washingtontimes.com


U.S. and EU sanctions are punishing ordinary Syrians and crippling aid work, U.N. report reveals - theintercept.com


Saudi Crown prince’s Turkey visit to cement ties between regional heavyweights, Syria will likely be top issue on the agenda - Arab News


Politics and economy on the agenda of Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Turkey - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

 

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Kremlin says continuing Russia's 'anti-terrorist' air operation in Syria - Business Insider


Kremlin: US failed to fulfil promise of separating Syria opposition, terrorists in 1 Week - Sputnik


Lavrov draws Kerry's attention to reports Jebhat al-Nusra receives weapons from US - TASS


Russia says it would support 48-hour truce in Aleppo, not a 7-day pause because it would give militant groups time to regroup - Fox


Russian Su-34 front-line fighter jets reappear in Syrian sky due to aggravation of the situation (VIDEO) - southfront.org


Terrorists mull ‘chemical attack’ in Aleppo to frame Syrian govt: Russia’s Defense Ministry - RT News


Pro-Syrian government forces control Aleppo's Handarat camp: rebel - THE DAILY STAR


Syrian army takes control of Kindi Hospital in northern Aleppo - Sputnik


Syrian troops and an estimated 5,000 foreign Shia fighters plan imminent advance to capture east Aleppo - The Guardian


Pro-government Palestinian militia fights in Aleppo - The Long War Journal


Syria's UN envoy says: 'We don't bomb civilians’ - THE DAILY STAR


VIDEO: US failed to fulfill any of their promises & commitments in Syria: Assad adviser - YouTube


Russian campaign saved Syria from ‘becoming part of new Ottoman empire': Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim - Sputnik


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Focus: FBI Director James Comey's Congressional Testimony on Clinton Emails - Sept 28, 2016


Congressman Issa says FBI gave broader immunity to Clinton aides than first disclosed (read UPDATE) - LawNewz


VIDEO: Issa grills Comey: Why did Cheryl Mills receive immunity for 'destruction of materials' as well for laptop? - RealClearPolitics


VIDEO (Starts at 3:43:45) : Issa: Mills received immunity under 18 U.S.C. § 2071, which covers concealment, removal or mutilation of government documents - C-SPAN


VIDEO: Gohmert grills Comey: You gave immunity to people who could have made your case - RealClearPolitics


VIDEO: Gowdy to Comey: You have five immunity agreements and no prosecution, 'That's not the FBI that I used to work for' - RealClearPolitics


Gowdy: Mills walked out of FBI interview when they ‘went into an area she didn't want it to go’ (VIDEO) - Breitbart


Comey: Cheryl Mills' laptop contained 'some' classified information - Fox News


Comey: Unusual but not unprecedented for Clinton to bring nine lawyers, including Cheryll Mills, to FBI interview - Washington Examiner


Clinton aide Cheryll MIlls asked Pagliano for information on 'wiping' servers, and not with a cloth - Hot Air


Comey denies Clinton email 'Reddit' cover-up, says the computer aide Combetta was trying to replace Clinton's email address so it wouldn't be revealed to the public - POLITICO


VIDEO: FBI Director Comey: Clinton IT contractor Combetta's Reddit posts are not evidence of a 'cover-up,' not a violation of immunity deal - RealClearPolitics


VIDEO: Chaffetz grills FBI's Comey: Did Combetta destroy federal records on his own or under instruction? - YouTube


Comey silent on pending Clinton perjury probe - TheHill


VIDEO: Full video of FBI Director Comey's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee - C-SPAN.org


ARCHIVE: FBI Director James Comey's Clinton Foundation connection - Breibart


ARCHIVE: Comey has long history of cases ending favorable to Clintons - WND


ARCHIVE: James Comey And KPMG: Isn't it ironic - Forbes


FBI doc dump on email case reveals role of 'confidential' Clinton aide - Fox News


Huma Abedin caught in falsehood—but no followup - Breibart


Hillary failed to take highest security training at State Dept in 2009 - The Daily Caller


Fewer than one in five State Dept employees with security clearance completed classified info training - Fox News


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Syria News - Sept 27, 2016


Syrian troops advance in central Aleppo near old quarter - AP


VIDEO: Syrian flag flies on the Citadel of Aleppo - YouTube


Nusra & armed groups in E Aleppo are threatening residents who decide to leave for western part will have their houses burnt - EHSANI2, Twitter


Russian Foreign Ministry: Aleppo to be liberated with assistance of Russian aerospace forces - Sputnik


Bunker-buster bomb reports may mark new stage in Russia's Syrian assault - The Guardian


Moscow slams the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of 'barbarism', says their statements on Syria at UN ‘unacceptable’ - almasdarnews.com


Russia aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is expected to arrive to Eastern Mediterranean Sea in Mid-October - Already Happened on Twitter


Moscow makes public full text of Russia-US Deal on Syria - Sputnik


Assad's aide: Russia seeks Damascus approval of all Syrian settlement deals - Sputnik


U.S. officials: 3,000 Iran-backed fighters converge on Aleppo amid deadly Syria airstrikes - Fox News


400 Iraqi fighters joined Iran-backed militia in Aleppo: source - ZAMAN ALWSL


Iran admits conducting drone strikes in Syria - NOW


Commander: IRGC supplies intelligence to Russia for airstrikes in Syria - The Long War Journal


Iraqi Shiite militia commander close to Qassem Soleimani killed in Aleppo - The Long War Journal

 

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House Dems back Obama on Syria despite bloodshed, calling on him to "persevere in this diplomatic path" - POLITICO


Letter of nearly 60 House Democrats to Obama on Syria - POLITICO


White House spokesman: Obama ‘reviewing all of the available options' on Syria - cnsnews.com


Gulf countries may arm rebels with shoulder-fired missiles against Syrian and Russian warplanes now Syria truce is dead: U.S. officials - Reuters


Russia claims that Nusra in Aleppo receives military hardware from its backers, 'with the US, presumably, turning a blind eye' - South Front


US not willing to attack Nusra: Russian FM - almasdarnews.com


In interview Nusra commander says US arming jihadists indirectly via 3rd countries: 'They support the countries [Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar] that support us’...‘Americans are on our side’ - RT News


VIDEO (English Subs): Interview with Nusra commander about foreign support in Syria - YouTube


TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Nusra commander about foreign support in Syria - M of A


"Experts" fail to debunk the Nusra commander interview as a hoax - M of A


US denies providing anti-tank missiles to Nusra - Sputnik


Damascus says it has audio of Daesh talks with US military before strike on Syrian Army - Sputnik


Pentagon dismisses Syria's ‘ludicrous' allegations of coordination with Daesh - Sputnik


Turkey's presidential spokesman urges Syria safe zones - aa.com


Turkey’s de facto safe zone in northern Syria, Ankara is planning to send troops 45 kilometers into the country - NOW


Turkey faces decision over boots on the ground in Syria - al-monitor.com


Turkey says Kurdish militia role in Raqqa offensive would endanger Syria - Reuters


Ankara needs Damascus' consent to conduct military op in Syria: Russian Envoy - Sputnik


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Focus: Syria question at the presidential debate - Sept 26, 2016

 

At the presidential debate Trump and Clinton may be asked what is their position regarding the new Syrian and Russian offensive in Aleppo. My answer is that the US mission is to defeat and eradicate Islamic State, not to remove Assad from power. According to a poll, after 15 years of wars the majority of US active duty troops oppose the regime change and nation building policies advocated by Hillary Clinton in Iraq, Libya and Syria, which led to loss of life, destruction, migrations and the rise of 'radical Islamic terrorism.’ Only the Syrian people, including the opposition, must decide who will be their leaders in a free, fair and UN supervised presidential and parliamentary elections. To this end US must drop demanding the ouster of Assad, which must not be a precondition for negotiations leading to a new Syrian constitution and democratic elections. Unfortunately, it is a fact that while Assad is willing to negotiate with the opposition, at this time the opposition is not ready to negotiate with Assad a peaceful end of the conflict. 


To defeat Islamic State, US must cooperate with all State and non-State actors willing to fight that threat, including foremost Russia. Accidents such as the killing of Syrian troops and the bombing of the Aleppo aid convoy could have been prevented if a US-Russia cooperation were into effect. The US administration, who has been reticent, if not hostile, to establish such a cooperation, risks a confrontation with Russia on Syria (and also Ukraine), which will be a calamity for US and the world. Also China plans to boost counterterrorism efforts and cooperation with the Syrian government, including training for soldiers, military hardware deliveries and humanitarian aid. China has been an exporter of weapons systems to the Syrian government. Oilprice.com reports that "China will likely also play a key role in Syria’s post-conflict economic recovery….In December, China offered Syria 6 billion USD worth of investments in addition to 10 billion USD worth of existing contracts, as well as a significant deal signed between the Syrian government and Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to rebuild Syria’s telecom infrastructure as part of China’s 900 billion USD ‘Silk Road’ infrastructure initiative."


Finally, a successful anti-Islamic State strategy must combine both military and political means, including aid, reforms, economic and job growth in Middle East and African countries where terrorism threatens State institutions. 


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Focus: The Hillary Clinton's FBI Investigation - Sept 25, 2016


Clinton campaign defends FBI immunity deal for Mills and other key aides, presses the point that it was limited - Fox News


VIDEO: Benenson: Limited immunity deals given to Clinton staffers are “fairly appropriate and routine" - RealClearPolitics


GOP: FBI mishandled the process by granting immunity unnecessarily for “cooperation” the agency would just compel - Liberty Unyielding


Jason Chaffetz on the FBI: "No wonder they couldn’t prosecute a case. They were handing out immunity deals like candy” - inquisitr.com


Republicans incensed that the FBI immunity deals did not require witnesses to cooperate with Congress - POLITICO


Legal analysis: Why did the Obama Justice Department grant Cheryl Mills immunity? There was no need to grant concessions - National Review


History of Cheryl Mills as Hillary’s aide obstructing investigations, Why did the feds give a key suspect who orchestrated the destruction of government records immunity as a witness? - New York Post


Cheryl Mills immunity bombshell: She avoided signing mandatory security forms - Breitbart


Insiders: FBI used agents as pawns to insulate Hillary, aides & Clinton Foundation from prosecutions - True Pundit


Former NSA analyst and counterintelligence officer Schindler op-ed: The FBI investigation of emailgate was a sham - Observer


VIDEO: Rudy Giuliani: It is disgraceful. To give immunity to so many people... The violations here were so many, so often, so gross - RealClearPolitics

 

Clinton campaign manager has no answer when asked about an email in which the Clinton IT contractor referred to the 60-day email retention policy as “Hillary cover-up" (VIDEO) - Daily Caller


Clinton aide told FBI there were internal concerns raised at State over private email server - The Washington Post


Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal - POLITICO


27 things we learned from Clinton's FBI files - Washington Examiner


Text of the FBI interview notes from Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation for mishandling of classified information - Public Intelligence


ARCHIVE: EmailGate and the mystery of the missing GAMMA, Clinton’s 'unclassified' email included highly classified NSA information—why didn’t the FBI mention this fact? - Observer


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Ruling means most of Hillary Clinton’s newly uncovered 2,800 work-related emails will come out after election - The New York Times


The public deserves to know what is in those emails, well before November 8. It is outrageous the State Dept has had these emails since late July, but has only released 5 records - Judicial Watch


The State Department has said that Clinton did not include any of her emails with Petraeus when her lawyers screened and returned what they said were all her work emails in 2014 - Reuters


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Syria News - Sept 22, 2016

 

U.S., Russia fail to reach Syria deal at the meeting of the International Syria Support Group - rferl.org


John Kerry says negotiations for Syrian ceasefire at an impasse - AP


Kerry demands Russia, Syria ground warplanes to save truce - Reuters


VIDEO: At the UN Security Council Kerry calls for no-fly zone over parts of Syria - YouTube


Syria crisis: Read John Kerry's comments to the UN Security Council in full - The Independent


Russia rejects Kerry's idea of grounding Russian, Syrian planes as unworkable - Reuters


VIDEO: Lavrov: No more unilateral pauses in Syria used by militants, including Jabhat al-Nusra, to regroup and get reinforcements - YouTube


VIDEO: Full Lavrov speech at UN Security Council on situation in Middle East and North Africa - YouTube


Russia does not rule out strikes against Jaysh al-Islam and Ahrar Al-Sham - TASS

 

Russia to deploy its flagship aircraft carrier off the Syrian coast - russia-insider.com


Russian Election Commission inadvertently reveals Russian troop numbers in Syria, more than 4,000 soldiers are stationed in the country - themoscowtimes.com


China, Russia and Iran come together in a tripartite alliance supporting the Syrian government, fighting Islamic State and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (former Nusra) - irishtimes.com


EXCLUSIVE: Text of Syria cease-fire deal reached by the United States and Russia on Sept. 9, 2016 - AP

 

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Syrian army announces new Aleppo offensive as truce talks fail - Al Jazeera


VIDEO: Syria and Russia mount heavy air strikes against rebel-held districts of Aleppo, defying U.S. calls for a halt to flights - Reuters


Syria's Assad says US 'lacks will' to work with Russia to defeat terrorists (VIDEO) - euronews.com


Assad denies striking Aleppo aid convoy, says U.S. intentionally killed Syria's soldiers - Chicago Tribune


Full transcript of AP interview with Syrian President Assad - Fox News


Sec. Carter: Russians responsible for airstrikes on Aleppo aid convoy, 'whether they conducted it or not because they associated themselves with the Syrian regime' - NBC News


Top US general: ‘No doubt' Russia to blame in Syria convoy attack, Syrian planes were also in the area so he couldn't definitely say who dropped the bombs - AFP


Top U.S. general: Unwise to share intelligence with Russia on Syria - KFGO-790


VIDEO: Russia's Defence Ministry denies involvement in attack on aid convoy - YouTube


A wiki analysis of the attack on Red Crescent convoy in Urm al-Kubra (Aleppo) - A Closer Look On Syria


Pentagon: U.S., Russian defense officials continue dialogue on Syrian airspace ' to mitigate incidents' - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 


U.S. forces will be in the Middle East long after ISIS, Carter says - Military Times


POLL: After 15 years of war, America's active-duty troops has about had it with 'nation building' - Military Times


Clinton’s new hard line on Moscow: As president, she is prepared to take a much tougher stance on Russia than Trump — or even Obama. Syria’s civil war will be the first test. - Foreign Policy

 

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Obama considers arming Syrian Kurds against ISIS, plans assault on Raqqa before he leaves office - The New York Times


Count us out if PKK’s Syrian wing joins Raqqa offensive, Turkey warns US - Daily Sabah


Turkey bombs Kurdish positions near Syria's Tel Abyad - ARA News


Turkey aims to establish safe zone in northern Syria - aa.com

 

Top whistleblower exposes how Turkey is arming and funding ISIS, 'I am the police chief who was asked to guard ISIS terrorists' - Medium


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Focus: The Clinton Foundation - Sept 20, 2016


Report: Clinton Foundation gave ‘watered-down' AIDS drugs to Third World countries - The Daily Caller


Press release: Congressman Marsha Blackburn releases Clinton Foundation report - blackburn.house.gov


REPORT: The Clinton Foundation and the ‘India success story': Self-serving philanthropy, watered-down drugs, and money in sub-Saharan Africa - blackburn.house.gov


ARCHIVE: Although The FDA sent a public “warning letter” to Ranbaxy in 2006, Bill Clinton praised the company for fight against AIDS - The Economic Times


ARCHIVE: Ranbaxy pleads guilty and agrees to pay $500 Million to resolve false claims allegations, violations and false statements to the FDA - Department of Justice


New documents that reveal Bill Clinton's backdated contracts and multimillion $$$$ frauds in the name of HIV/Aids - Michael Smith News


Clinton's "bottom of the harbour" AIDS business - Michael Smith News


Bill Clinton's early days in tax-exempt business - and his original sin in The Bahamas tax haven - Michael Smith News


The CHAI Lie and the HIV/AIDS treatment: What connects Haiti with Papua New Guinea – Medium

 

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POLL (Gallup): Hillary is 'email,' 'lie,' 'foundation,' 'scandal,' 'pneumonia' - Washington Examiner


Networks ignore Clinton Foundation conflict of interest in 95% of stories - newsbusters.org


Clinton gave State Department appointments to 194 donors, nearly 40 percent of the 511 advisory appointments - Washington Examiner


Bill Clinton’s speaking fee overlaps with Foundation business, paid by industry that later benefited from family charity’s Haitian project - WSJ


Exclusive: Clinton charities ignore law requiring them to disclose millions from foreign donors - ABC  Newsnet5


Bill Clinton falsely claims Foundation discloses all info on donors, activities - freebeacon.com


Clinton Foundation deceived IRS on tax exemption - The Daily Caller


The problem with the Clinton Foundation's tax status - The Daily Caller


The 21 pages deleted from The Clinton Foundation's 2005 IRS tax-exempt annual return - Michael Smith News


Opinions: Clinton Foundation taxes deserve close scrutiny - Belleville News-Democrat

 

"Clinton Foundation is charity fraud of epic proportions", analyst Charles Ortel charges in stunning takedown - Zero Hedge


The Clinton Foundation's problems are deeper than you think - Current Affairs


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Sept 19, 2016


Paul Combetta, who deleted Hillary Clinton emails, may have asked Reddit for tips on how to remove a 'VERY VIP' email address - US News


House panel looking into Paul Combetta’s Reddit post about Clinton's email server - TheHill


Platte River executives fretted about being ordered to purge Clinton emails believing it was a cover up - New York Post


Text of the exchange on Reddit involving Paul Combetta: Remove or replace to/from address on archived emails? - exchangeserver


VIDEO: Hillary’s bleachbit specialist Paul Combetta deleting all of his reddit posts on video - Erik Jones on Twitter


ARCHIVE: Tech firm charged Clinton $250 an hour for Paul Combetta’s interviews with Feds - Fox Nation


Senator Grassley: FBI withholding key information about Clinton's deleted emails - PJ Media


Judge blasts State Dept. for slow-walking Hillary Clinton emails - Washington Times


State Department delays records request about Clinton-linked firm until after the 2016 election, the latest in a string of similar postponements - IBTimes


Judicial Watch: New State Department documents reveal top agency officials raised questions about Clinton emails in early August 2013 - Judicial Watch


Sen. seeks formal damage assessment of Clinton email secrets loss - freebeacon.com

 

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Bill Clinton says it was only ‘natural’ for Clinton Foundation donors to ask State Department for favors - The Daily Caller


More Clinton Shenanigans in Haiti, Emails show the State Department and the Clinton Foundation collaborated on policy - WSJ


Ex-Haitian President of Senate says Clinton Foundation withheld billions of donations, calls to 'disclose the audit of all the money' - Daily Caller


VIDEO: Speech of the former Haitian President of Senate - YouTube


Millions from Clinton Foundation donors bought seats to WH dinners, those who authorized the special invitations were ensconced in the Department of State’s Office of Protocol - The Daily Caller


Emails detail State Dept. effort under Clinton to aid Foundation donor Walmart - Washington Examiner


Clinton charity partner slams ‘philanthropic abuse’ - freebeacon.com


Clinton Foundation donor kicked out of China’s National People’s Congress on accusations of bribing his way into office - The Daily Caller


Bill Clinton’s birthday bash proves the Clintons just can’t stop influence-peddling - New York Post


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Syria News - Sept 17, 2016


US says it may have struck Syrian troops by mistake while targeting IS, at least 62 soldiers were killed and more than 100 wounded - AP


U.S. Central Command statement: Coalition halts airstrike in progress against possible Syrian military position - Laura Rozen on Twitter


US conveys 'regret' for anti-ISIS strike that by mistake killed Syrian troops, official says - Fox News


US official says condolence payments to Syrian families of troops killed in airstrike will be considered based on claims presented - Starr on Twitter


US Ambassador Samantha Power says UN meeting a ‘stunt,' accuses Russia of bombing civilians and blames Assad for the rise of ISIS - Sputnik


Russia: If the strikes were a targeting error, they are evidence of Washington's stubborn refusal to coordinate its military action in Syria with Russia - almasdarnews.com


Vladimir Putin questions US commitment to Syria ceasefire deal - The Guardian


Putin: Terrorists use Syria ceasefire to regroup - RT News


US & US-controlled forces haven't fulfilled any Syria ceasefire deal obligations: Russian Army - RT News


Aid Convoys for Syria's Aleppo delayed amid rising violence - ABC News


US to Russia: Assad must allow aid into Aleppo, No joint Syrian operations if aid can't get through - TheHill


Obama says concerned Syrian gov't blocking humanitarian aid: White House - Reuters


Clinton says cease fire in Syria is largely up to Russians - WTVA.com


Syria says it is doing all required to allow aid access - Reuters


Report: Cost of US post 9/11 wars approaching $5 Trillion - World Truth.TV


REPORT: US budgetary costs of wars through 2016: $4.79 trillion and counting - brown.edu


IMF: Mideast conflict has ‘massive' economic impact - VOA


REPORT: IMF Working Paper: Syria’s Conflict Economy - imf.org

 

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Focus: Libya News - Sept 14, 2016


Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army seize forth oil port Brega in Libya - Al Jazeera


VIDEO: Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army seize oil port Brega in Libya - Al Jazeera


LNA spokesman: Captured ports handed over to Libya National Oil Company, Haftar's forces would continue to guard the ports - AFP


Libya oil company chief says to 'begin work immediately to restart exports' from seized ports - Reuters


Libyan National Oil Company's positive statement on port seizures - digitaljournal.com


Libya UN-backed government rules out military response to captured oil ports, calls for urgent talks with Eastern rivals - The National


UN-backed Presidency Council divided on Libyan National Army's takeover of oil terminals as Hafter and HoR president call for exports to resume - libyaherald.com


U.S., Europe condemn Gen. Haftar’s for seizing Libyan oil terminals - World Tribune


Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States - state.gov


Italian FM: Oil ports attack destabilizing the country, conducted by Sudanese and Chadian rebels loyal to Haftar - The Libya Observer


Libyans to hold mass demonstrations in support of Libyan National Army, reject foreign intervention - tripolipost.com


Kobler tells UN Security Council Hafter has a role, but bats away a reporter’s question about what might be done to persuade Hafter to start talking to the Presidency Council - libyaherald.com


Libyan economy faces possible collapse, Kobler warns - VOA


Libya is now a major drug trafficking juncture to Europe, after the 2011 NATO intervention - The Daily Caller


Report: 82 per cent of migrants in Italy complain of violence at camps - breitbart.com

 

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British lawmakers condemn 2011 intervention in Libya, say based on poor intelligence and leading to the rise of the Islamic State - New York Times


Libyan intervention based on erroneous assumptions; David Cameron ultimately responsible - UK Parliament


Full Report: Libya: Examination of intervention and collapse and the UK's future policy options - House of Commons, Foreign Affairs Committee


David Cameron saw doubts over Libya as unhelpful, says ex-Forces chief - London Evening Standard


David Cameron must be summoned to Parliament to explain his decision to invade Libya, says Tory MP - telegraph.co.uk


Cameron's resignation as MP comes two days before DAMNING Libya report - Daily Express


David Cameron's warmongering in Libya resulted in catastrophe but only 15 MPs opposed it at the time, among them Jeremy Corbyn - anotherangryvoice


ARCHIVE: Hillary's huge Libya disaster, she strongly advocated and succeeded in convincing the administration to intervene militarily - The National Interest


ARCHIVE: Secret tapes reveal Pentagon officials distrusted Hillary Clinton on Libya, opened their own diplomatic channels with the Gadhafi regime to halt the escalating crisis - Washington Times


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Libya News - Sept 12, 2016

 

In a blow to the UN-backed Libyan government, forces loyal to eastern commander Haftar tighten their control over four major oil ports - Reuters


Capture of oil facilities resets power equations between the two Libya rival governments - The National


Haftar, the strongman who seems himself as Libya's saviour - AFP


VIDEO: Haftar's oil blitz could fatally undermine UN-backed Libyan government - YouTube


VIDEO (Arabic): Field Marshal Haftar of Libyan National Army announces a successful campaign 2free key coastal cities - Egypt Built on Twitter


ARCHIVE: Former CIA asset Haftar has become a U.S. headache in Libya - The Washington Post


ARCHIVE: La Stampa: Rift between Haftar and France pushes him to enlist Russia's aid - The Libya Observer


Seizure of oil terminals sparks call for military action, UN-backed Libya government GNA calls on forces to protect ports against ‘flagrant aggression’ by rival administration - The Guardian


Statement (Arabic) of UN-backed Libya government GNA on the Haftar forces attacking oil ports of Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, Brega & Zueitina - SaadAbedine on Twitter 


UN-backed Libyan governement’s plans to restore oil production suffer a significant setback - Bloomberg

 

Kobler: I call for immediate cessation of hostilities in oil crescent, respect for Libyan political agreement and recognizing Presidency Council / GNA as the sole executive authority in Libya - UNSMIL


EU statement: Libya's energy infrastructures must remain under the sole control of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) as the sole legitimate government - EU


Turkey condemns Haftar forces attack on Libya oil fields - Daily Sabah


MAP: Libya oil and gas infrastructure - IFI Advisory on Twitter

 

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‘Fighting to die’: Fresh IS attacks delay liberation of Sirte - Middle East Eye


Sirte battle pauses as IS feared in rear areas - libyaherald.com


19 U.S. airstrikes in support of GNA against Daesh: Sept. 9 to 11 - United States Africa Command


US carried out more than 140 strikes on IS in Libya in six weeks - telegraph.co.uk


ARCHIVE: Libya hospital overwhelmed by wounded in anti-IS fight - Daily Mail Online


Italy to open hospital, deploy 200 soldiers and 100 doctors and nurses to Libya: source - Reuters

 

Weekend migrant rescue tally off Libya at 3,400, Italy is sheltering growing numbers of would-be refugees as its European neighbors to the north move to tighten their borders - The Japan Times


Clashes in Tripoli between Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigade and Misratan forces - libyaherald.com


ARCHIVE: Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade seized General Intelligence Department HQs after clashes in Tripoli - The Libya Observer


Libya in world top ten for graft - libyaherald.com

 

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Former Deputy Chief of Mission for Libya Gregory Hicks op-ed: What the Benghazi attack taught me about Hillary Clinton - Nwo Report


VIDEO: Interview with Gregory Hicks on the Benghazi attack - Fox News


Pompeo: 'Scores and scores' of Benghazi documents not yet seen - newsmax.com


After Clinton fails to respond to lawsuit, parents of Benghazi victims want judgment against her - LawNewz

 

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Focus: The FBI Investigation of Clinton Emails - Sept 9, 2016


DOJ reportedly granted immunity to computer expert Combetta who deleted Clinton emails - Fox News


Server was wiped with BleachBit by Combetta after a conference call with Bill Clinton's aides - The Daily Caller


Timeline leading up to Combetta wiping Hillary's server - Zero Hedge


Invoice shows Clintons paying for Combetta’s travel and legal assistance, it raises the question of how independent his cooperation with the FBI was - Complete Colorado


House Oversight panel zeroes in on deletion of Clinton emails, is on track to hold three hearings in five days - TheHill


Committee chairs want DOJ interviews with Clinton's server IT team - POLITICO


Trump, Gowdy hit reported immunity deal connected to Clinton email controversy - POLITICO


Statement on the immunity granted to the IT worker who deleted Clinton emails while they were under a preservation order from Congress - Donald J Trump for President


VIDEO: Gowdy blasts Department of Justice for giving immunity to 'triggerman' who deleted Clinton emails - YouTube


Editorial: A fishy story in Platte River Networks' purge of Clinton e-mails - Denver Post


Obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence haunt Hillary’s future - National Review


The FBI’s blind Clinton trust, Comey’s agents were forgiving about some incriminating evidence - WSJ


VIDEO: FBI ignored key evidence in its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server - WSJ


How the FBI went easy on Hillary Clinton - New York Post


Did the FBI botch the Clinton email investigation? - Fox News


FBI managers instructed to exonerate Hillary Clinton - Washington Times


Was the FBI handcuffed from doing a credible full-fledged transparent national security investigation on Clinton emails? - Forbes


VIDEO: Fox’s Judge Napolitano just flat out accused FBI of corruption - YouTube


FBI Director Comey defends decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over email servers - CBS News


Hill Republicans: Clinton investigations won’t stop if she wins - POLITICO


Clinton email had 'multiple' classified markings, challenging her claim to FBI - Fox News


Clinton comes up with ANOTHER new email excuse - AEI

 

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Focus: United States and Russia - Sept 7, 2016


Ash Carter: Russia sowing seeds of global instability through coercion and aggression - The Washington Post


VIDEO (Full speech): Ash Carter: Russia’s aggression and ISIL’s barbarism are robust challenges for U.S. - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


TRANSCRIPT: Secretary of Defense Speech at the University of Oxford - DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Trump campaign slams Defense Secretary Ash Carter's attack on Russia - newsmax.com


Trump blasts Clinton as 'trigger-happy', says her legacy in Iraq, Libya and Syria 'has produced only turmoil and suffering and death’ - POLITICO


TRANSCRIPT: Trump's speech: 'We want to achieve a stable, peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground...This will require rethinking the failed policies of the past - Washington Examiner


POLL: Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by 19 points among military, veteran voters - Washington Times


Tim Kaine: Hillary Clinton plans to strengthen European Allies against Russia - Sputnik


Hillary Clinton suggests alleged Russian hacking is designed to help Trump, says the Republican nominee has 'allied himself with Putin's policies' - NBC News


Clapper: Russians hack U.S. computer networks 'all the time' - POLITICO


Guccifer 2.0 denies Russian involvement in hack of Democratic Party - WSJ

 

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U.S., Russia divided on way forward in Syria: State Department - Reuters


Foreign Ministry statement: Russia expresses "grave concern” about the advance of Turkish troops in Syria - MFA Russia on Twitter


Turkey ready to join US in capturing Raqqa from ISIS: Erdogan - Business Insider


Turkey seeks to establish ‘safe zone’ along Syrian border - FT.com


White House dismisses Turkey's suggestion for Syria no-fly zone - Daily Sabah


Boris Johnson insists Russia should end ‘indefensible’ support for Assad regime in Syria - The Independent

 

UK Foreign Office spent £1m on US lobbying on behalf of Syrian opposition - The Independent


Syrian opposition unveils road map for transition: Assad must go after six months, adding it will reject any US-Russia deal that strays from its terms - Al Jazeera


Text of the Syrian opposition transitional plan - mailchimp.com


Iraq Shite militia says it has dispatched more than 1,000 fighters to join battle for Syria's Aleppo - Reuters


VIDEO: Saudi Arabia FM's thoughts on fresh attempt to end Syria conflict - BBC News


Ukraine's president Poroshenko warns that a full-scale invasion from Russia could be on the horizon, with Europe powerless to fight the Kremlin's ‘aggression' - Daily Mail Online


President Poroshenko: Our strategic goal is NATO membership - Official website of the President of Ukraine


Poroshenko: Loss of Russian market has cost Ukraine $15 billion - UPI.com


Ukraine's alleged pro-Russian Inter TV burned, picketed - UPI.com


Pentagon head Ashton Carter to meet with Ukrainian partners in London - uatoday.tv


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Focus: FBI Interview of Hillary Clinton On Emails - Sept 2, 2016


Clinton told FBI she didn't understand classified intel, 'could not give an example of how classification of a document was determined' - Washington Examiner


Hillary Clinton told FBI she didn't know a 'C' mark meant emails were confidential - The Verge


Clinton had no concerns on emails’ sensitivity, says FBI - FT.com


When the FBI showed Clinton emails content 'ranging from CONFIDENTIAL to TOP SECRET/SAP’ Hillary said that she believed that the information wasn’t classified - Hot Air


Clinton did not recall receiving any guidance from State Dept regarding e-mail policies - Sky News


Here’s all 40 times Hillary Clinton told the FBI she couldn’t recall something - Mediaite


Powell warned Clinton about using a BlackBerry, Clinton told the FBI that Powell's comments 'did not factor into her decision to use a personal e-mail account’ - POLITICO


FBI: Hillary Clinton lost cell phones with classified emails - Breibart


Hillary Clinton’s team lost a laptop full of her emails in the actual mail - The Daily Beast


FBI Report: Scores of Clinton emails wiped clean after NYT story revealed she used private email server for official business - Townhall


FBI agents said they recovered 17,448 'unique work-related and personal' emails from Hillary Clinton's private server that were not provided by her legal team - Washington Examiner


FBI report describes how Hillary’s attorneys decided which emails would be (belatedly) turned over to the State Department and which deleted as ‘personal’ - Hot Air

 

FBI found evidence that Clinton violated Federal Records Act - The Daily Caller


Hackers compromised one staff account on Clinton's server - Business Insider


Clinton campaign statement on FBI email documents - Business Insider


Trump: Decision not to charge Clinton marks 'darkest days for the FBI and justice' - philly.com


Statement on Hillary Clinton FBI interview records - Donald J Trump for President


Judicial Watch submits email questions to Hillary Clinton, Written answers under oath due September 29 - Judicial Watch


Text of the FBI documents in Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation - FBI


11 redacted parts of damning FBI report on Hillary Clinton that are making Americans go ‘hmmm'... - ijr.com


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Focus: Turkey Military Intervention in Syria - Aug 29, 2016


Dozens of civilians killed in Syria as Turkey bombs Kurds - Independent.ie


Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don’t withdraw east of the Euphrates River 'immediately' - AP


Turkey says aims to prevent Kurdish militia corridor in Syria - almasdarnews.com


SDF forces won’t withdraw from western Euphrates: official - Kurdpress News Aganecy


Turkey-backed Syrian rebels gain control of 21 villages - Latin American Herald Tribune


ISIS launch offensive against SDF south of Manbij capturing al-Kadro and Tell Hawthan - Map of Syrian Civil war


ISIS targets YPG with suicide bomb near Manbij, Syria - almasdarnews.com


PHOTO: ISIS commander has joined Turkish backed Jihadis/FSA to attack on SDF in Jarablus - curdistani on Twitter


SDF retreated from all this locations: Red - EupheratesShield vs SDF, Black - ISIS vs SDF - Aleppo24 on Twitter

 

50 Turkish tanks in Syrian city of Jarablus: Head of Kurdish group - AhlulBayt News Agency


Turkish-backed 'Syrian Interim Government' moving to Jarabulus: Reports - southfront.org


Turkey-backed Syrian rebels aim for Manbij city, commander says - Reuters


Syrian Kurdish spokesman says Manbij reinforced, but not by YPG - Reuters


VIDEO: FSA abusing and beating YPG fighters, including child soldiers - Rudaw

 

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US urges halt to Turkish, Kurdish clashes in northern Syria - The New York Times


Turkish push complicates front against Islamic State: White House - Reuters


France, Germany warn Turkey against attacks on Syrian Kurds - NRT English


Turkish leader Erdogan vows to pursue Syria offensive, ignoring US rebuke - Sky News


No one has right to tell us who we can fight: Turkey’s minister for European Union affairs - Reuters


US should force PYD to step back in Syria: Turkey gov’t - hurriyetdailynews.com


Erdogan calls Putin as Russia seethes at Turkey’s Syrian incursion - The Vineyard of the Saker


Damascus armed PYD to prevent foreign incursion, claims Syrian MP - Rudaw


Turkish intervention in Syria may complicate Raqqa operation: US analysts - KurdishQuestion.com

 

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Focus: Clinton Foundation and Trump's Tax Returns - Aug 28, 2016


Clinton Foundation official requests State Dept lunch invitation, special seating for foundation donors, emails show - ABC News


VIDEO: New emails show coordination between Clinton Foundation and State Department - ABC News


Clinton allies play defense over Foundation accusations - CNNPolitics.com


DNC chair Donna Brazile defends Hillary Clinton's meetings with Clinton Foundation donors - CBS News


VIDEO: DNC chair Brazile totally dodges questions about links between State Department, Clinton Foundation - ABC News


VIDEO: 'She sold out our country': Giuliani rips Hillary for alleged ‘pay-to-play' - Fox News


VIDEO: Trump campaign manager Conway hits Clinton over 'revolving door' at State Department - Fox News


US: Clinton calendars won't be released until after election - AP


Trump, GOP calls on Clinton to have full State Dept schedule released before Election Day - Fox News


Statement: Rigged: State Department hides Clinton's schedule - Donald J Trump for President


Seven ways the Clinton Foundation failed to meet its transparency promises - The Hill


New Yorker writer slams ‘creepy vibe' at Clinton Foundation events (PODCAST) - newsbusters.org


VIDEO: Sidney Blumenthal's role at the Clinton Foundation - Fox News


Look to the Netherlands for Clinton Foundation’s ongoing source of cash - canadafreepress.com


The Dutch government, the Clinton Foundation and the postcode lottery - Mathijs Koenraadt

 

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POLL: Republican and Democratic politicians, office holders, lobbyists and activists say Trump should release his tax returns - utahpolicy.com


CPAs Calling for Trump to Release tax returns and financial history: 'It's critical to uncover Trump's potential conflicts of interest' - NBC Bay Area


Plouffe: Potential conflicts of interest posed by Trump’s refusal to release tax returns are more worrisome than Clinton Foundation - The Hill


VIDEO: Full Interview: David Plouffe talks Clinton Foundation, Donald Trump - NBC News


VIDEO: White House spokesman Josh Earnest suggests Clinton Campaign more transparent than Donald Trump, mentions tax returns - YouTube


MSNBC host Reid: Trump's tax returns are worse than Clinton scandals - The Daily Caller


Silicon Valley investor: IRS should drop audit of Donald Trump - Business Insider


Michael Moore, Bill Maher joke about Trump tax returns - TheHill


This website's now calling for Donald Trump to release his tax returns - Metro News


Lawyers say decision not to release tax returns make sense under normal circumstances, but these aren't normal circumstances: 'Trump is no ordinary client: he is a candidate for president' - TheStreet


Opinion: Put tax returns of all citizens on public view - The Philadelphia Inquirer


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Focus: Hillary Clinton - Aug 26, 2016


Ethicists scoff at Clinton Foundation transition plan, question Chelsea's continued involvement and the group's slow wind down - POLITICO


Watchdogs warn of 'serious' conflicts of interest for Clinton Foundation with Hillary in the White House - TheHill


Chaffetz probes link between Clinton Foundation and State Department - Washington Examiner


Oversight Committee letter to Kerry: Explain why the State Department was used to find Clinton Foundation employees - townhall.com


The U.S. Department of Clinton, The latest emails show that State and the foundation were one seamless entity - WSJ


Watchdog: Clinton finance director was 'middle' man between foundation, State - Fox News


11 calls to shut down Clinton Foundation from left-wing media - Breitbart


It’s time to take the ‘Clinton’ out of the Clinton Foundation - LA Times


Hillary Clinton's Clinton Foundation scandal can't be defended - NY Daily News


Hillary Clinton’s reaction to her Foundation scandal is disastrous - TIME


Trump demands special prosecutor to investigate Clinton's State Department tenure - NBC News


Giuliani: Clinton Foundation scandal ‘bigger than Watergate’ - WND


Feingold concerned about Clinton charity - WSAU


Obama to skip Clinton Global Initiative - POLITICO


Clinton camp dismisses questions over Bill's $17M 'honorary chancellor’ job with firm invited to State Dept. dinner - Fox News


Hillary State Dept. helped jailed Clinton Foundation donor get $10 Mil from U.S. for failed Haiti project - Judicial Watch


Recently leaked documents confirm Clinton Haitian gold scheme - OpEdNews


The Clinton Foundation's private equity puzzle - fortune.com


Warning signs for Australia that Bill Clinton was way off the straight and narrow in Papua New Guinea - Michael Smith News


Flemish PM Flanders donated hundreds of thousands to Clinton Foundation: report - POLITICO


Company that price gouged EpiPen is Clinton Foundation donor - New York Post


Clinton criminals: Bill and Hillary’s friends keep being investigated, convicted, jailed - Heat Street


Top Clinton campaign donors frequently backed foundation, undermining the argument that the work of her family's charity is wholly unrelated to her political ambitions  - Washington Examiner

 

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Clinton defends foundation, calls for Trump to release tax returns - Business Insider


VIDEO: Clinton: 'You know more about the Foundation than you know about anything concerning Donald Trump's wealth' - YouTube


Statement: Trump should stop hiding behind fake excuses and release his tax returns disclosing the full extent of his business interests - HFA


GOP committee chairman Chaffetz calls on Donald Trump to release tax returns - CBS News


GOP Rep. Mark Sanford: I support you, Donald Trump. Now release your tax returns - The New York Times


Former IRS commissioner Goldberg op-ed: Trump has no excuse to not release his tax returns - CNBC


Roger Stone: Trump should release tax returns 'immediately’ - TheHill


VIDEO: Watch Trump's campaign manager dodge questions about his tax returns - mediamatters.org


POLL: 74 percent of likely voters say Donald Trump should release his tax returns, among them 62 percent of Republicans - POLITICO

 

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Judge orders State Dept. to begin releasing additional Clinton emails by Sept. 13 - Fox News


Clinton team used special program BleachBit to delete her emails and prevent their recovery, Gowdy says 'even God can't read them' - Fox News


Tech firm BleachBit brags about blocking FBI from recovering Clinton emails - Washington Examiner


1/3 of Abedin emails 100% redacted because of highly sensitive material - WND


Assange vows Clinton email release, as storm clouds gather for candidate - Fox News


Newly released emails reveal then Secretary of State Clinton tried to avoid the commercial shuttle by taking an Air Force plane - freebeacon.com


Clinton’s State Department blew $6 Billion in contracts, and we’re about to learn why - Tea Party News


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Focus: Turkey Military Intervention in Syria - Aug 24, 2016


Turkish forces cross into Syria to wrestle control of Jarablus from Islamic State and thereby prevent Kurdish forces from taking the city - DW.COM


With U.S. backing, Turkey pushes into Syria to hold the line against Kurds - FT.com


PM says Turkish operation in Syria to go on until YPG moves east of Euphrates - Reuters


Turkey will not accept new Kurdish entity in Syria: Prime Minister - Reuters


YPG: We will not withdraw from west of the Euphrates - Rudaw


Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of 'blatant aggression' in Syria and and warn that Ankara is entering a 'quagmire' - Reuters


'Or we'll force them out': Kurdish PYD demands Turkey's withdrawal from Syria - Sputnik


Jarablus Military Council is claiming that Turkey is "deliberately" targeting Kurdish neighbourhoods in Jarablus - liveuamap.com


Clashes between Turkey-FSA and SDF Manbij Military Council in the south of Jarablus - KurdishQuestion.com


Kurds accuse Turkish intelligence of assassinating military leader in Syria's Jarabulus, say two MIT agents captured and interrogated - ARA News


Turkey-FSA take Jarablus from IS without fight - KurdishQuestion.com


Surprise! Washington Post: "rebels had reached the center of Jarabulus after encountering almost no resistance from IS fighters” - Peto Lucem on Twitter


Int community, Peshmerga &Iraqi army near Mosul should ask Turkish army/FSA 2hand over manual "how-to-defeat-IS-in-hours-without-casualties" - Harald Doornbos on Twitter

 

IS members online say the quick loss of Jarablus was because IS had pulled out its fighters from the city a week ago & regrouped elsewhere - Hassan Hassan on Twitter

 

Jihadists left Azaz and Aleppo province to assist Turkish Army in capture of Jarabulus - Joshua Landis on Twitter


Zenki brigades, which have been so active in Aleppo, spearhead push with Turks to take Jarablus - Joshua Landis on Twitter 


ARCHIVE: Zenki Brigades, Syria Islamist group accused of war crimes - Wikipedia


Ahrar al-Sham is also involved (confirmed by source) in the Jarablus offensive, though more quietly than other FSA/vetted groups - Charles Lister on Twitter


Key Syria [rebel] units involved [in Jarablus]: Faylaq al-Sham Jabhat al-Shamiya Nour al-Din al-Zinki Sultan Murad 13th Division Suqor al-Jebel (1/2) - Charles Lister on Twitter

 

Key Syria [rebel] units involved [in Jarablus]: Jaish al-Tahrir Hamza Division Jaish al-Nasr Mutassim Brigade Ahrar Tel Rifaat Liwa al-Fateh (2/2) - Charles Lister on Twitter

 

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U.S. backs Turkey call for Kurds to retreat East of Euphrates, says aid for the YPG would be stopped if it doesn’t comply - Bloomberg Politics


Turkish op in Syria indicate progress in closing border to Daesh: White House - Sputnik


Russia says 'deeply concerned' at Turkish operation in Syria, warning of rising tension over Ankara's targeting of Kurdish militia fighters - AFP

 

‘Blatant violation of sovereignty’: Damascus condemns Turkish operation in Jarablus - RT News


Syrian opposition group welcomes Turkish military operation near Jarablus - Sputnik


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