Saudis gave the Obama Team suitcases of jewels before apology tour

No wonder Hillary loved the Saudis. One can only wonder how much stuff made its way to Chappaquiddick and her foundations. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewels were given to the Obama entourage on their visit. Why am I just not sure all of it made its way back to the government as required? A tidbit from Ben Rhodes book that no one will tell you.

But first a flashback.

Remember this?  

Why is Hillary measuring White House drapes in 2016, can’t she reference the ones she stole in 2000?

This was as she and Bill were exiting.

Giving Back

After they were criticized for taking $190,000 worth of china, flatware, rugs, televisions, sofas and other gifts with them when they left, the Clintons announced last week that they would pay for $86,000 worth of gifts, or nearly half the amount.

But now on to Ben Rhodes book:

Now we know one reason why Obama bowed to the Saudi monarch.
The Saudi Kingdom gave the Obama team suitcases of jewels during their infamous Apology Tour.

The White House later insisted this was not a bow in another lie.

Zero Hedge reported:

Saudi Arabia gave White House aides jewellery worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in large suitcases, according to Ben Rhodes, former speechwriter and deputy national security adviser in the Obama administration.

In his memoir The World As It Is, published on Tuesday, Rhodes recounts a trip to Saudi Arabia in June 2009 soon after Barack Obama became president.

He says on arrival he and other US officials were taken to housing units in a compound owned by the monarchy in the desert.

“When I opened the door to my unit, I found a large suitcase,” Rhodes recounts.

“Inside were jewels.”

The trip to Saudi Arabia was the beginning of Obama’s first tour of the Middle East as president, and preceded his famous Cairo speech which he intended as a message to the Muslim world.

Rhodes says at first he thought the bagged treasure was a bribe, to influence him as he wrote Obama’s speech.

However, he soon learned he was not the only member of the delegation to be lavished with such expense.

Snip….

Eleven other White House officials were given gift sets by the Saudi government.

The president and his wife, Michelle, were not spared expensive gifts either.

The then Saudi king, Abdullah, gave the Obamas and their daughters almost $190,000 worth of gifts.

A diamond and ruby jewelery set given to Michelle Obama was valued at $132,000 alone.

 

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Obama and Hillary’s right hand man Ben Rhodes joins NBC MSNBC as contributor

Isn’t this swell? We have Clapper and John Brennan as paid hacks for the networks. Now we have Ben Rhodes. Hillary’s right hand man for all things Hillary. This addition of Ben Rhodes to the very echo chamber he joked about has to be the worst of it. For some background FP post:

A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes – the asshole who is the Presidents foreign policy guru

 

The profile of one Ben Rhodes running in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine is not unsympathetic, which makes it all the more devastating.

Perhaps the key sentence is this: “His lack of conventional real-world experience of the kind that normally precedes responsibility for the fate of nations — like military or diplomatic service, or even a master’s degree in international relations, rather than creative writing — is still startling.”

 

Former top Barack Obama White House aide Ben Rhodes is joining MSNBC and NBC News as a political contributor.

MSNBC’s media relations team tweeted out the announcement Saturday, saying Rhodes would make his NBC debut on Sunday on “Meet The Press.”

Rhodes’ official title in the Obama administration was Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and he played key roles in numerous foreign policy decisions. He took heat in 2016 when he boasted in a New York Times profile of creating an “echo chamber” to sell the Iran nuclear deal and mocked Washington, D.C., reporters.

H.T: Free Beacon

Dozens of former Obama staffers running for office to oppose Trump

 

 

Little bomblets being planted into our government. 28 alone running for Congress. As if we haven’t endured enough. They never rest:

Dozens of former Obama administration officials are running for office this year, largely in opposition to President Trump and his policies, NBC News reported Sunday.

At least 64 former Obama staffers are running for federal, state or local office this year, according to the network, which cited numbers obtained from the Obama Alumni Association.

The group said it expects that number to rise as more Obama alums contact it about their bids. Some states also have yet to hold primaries, giving more former staffers the chance to announce campaigns.

At least 28 of those Obama officials are running for the House of Representatives, according to NBC News, which said five have won their primaries so far and one has lost.

Many of the candidates told the network that Trump and his administration motivated them to run for office.

More at The Hill

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Obama’s plant in Trump campaign? A Bill Clinton classmate and administration advisor

 

Sure looks like we know who was the spy in the Trump campaign. Better yet, that old Clinton name bounces forward. Is there anything that the Clintons don’t have their long dirty fingers in? How many people do they corrupt? I suggest an older post of mine first:

The Clintons AKA the Corrupters lure one Andrew McCabe into their lair

McCabe is only the beginning. Before this is over, no doubt there will be dozens who were lured by the corrupters and if lucky will only lose their reputation if not spend years behind bars.

NY Post:

Yet there’s another dimension to their chronic crookedness, and it gets insufficient attention even though it might be more important to the nation’s well-being.

“Wherever they go, whatever they do, ethics are trashed and suspicions of criminal conduct follow them like night follows day.”

It is that, in addition to being personally corrupt, the Clintons are corrupters. They are piggish users, with the people and institutions around them inevitably tarnished and sometimes destroyed even as the Clintons escape to their next scam.

But I digressed:

Gateway Pundit:

This past weekend we reported that Internet sleuths determined who the Obama FBI spy was in the Trump campaign.  Now we know he was a classmate of Bill Clinton’s and an advisor to the Clinton Administration!

Jeff Carlson at theMarketswork on last Thursday identified an individual by the name of Stefan Halper as a potential FBI spy into the Trump campaign. (Note that some believe that Obama may have had more than one spy on the Trump campaign).

Carlson determined that George Papadopoulos, the lower level campaign worker for the Trump campaign, appears to have been targeted by three individuals with ties to British and/or U.S. Intelligence: Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer and Stefan Halper.

Mifsud and Papadopoulos obtained positions at an organization named the Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law & Security. Papadopoulos was a nobody and the Centre sketchy at best. Mifsud vanished in early November 2017, shortly after Papadopoulos was in the news and indicted. His whereabouts are still unknown.

Other sites (Conservative Treehouse) have also pegged Halper as the spy inside the Trump campaign and now it is old news. (Some great work over there)

Today additional research now shows that Halper was a classmate of impeached President Bill Clinton.  Halper apparently knew Bill Clinton well in their days at Oxford.

And ever more research shows that Halper later worked as an Advisor to the Clinton Administration during Clinton’s two terms in office. 

From 1984-2001, Halper was Senior Advisor to the Department of Defense and a Senior Advisor to the Department of Justice.  President Clinton was President from 1993 to 2000 (including after his impeachment).

President Nixon resigned after his team was caught spying on the Democrats at their Watergate Headquarters during the 1972 campaign.

The Obama team and the Clinton campaign spied on the Trump Administration and used the entire government apparatus, including the CIA, FBI, the DOJ and others, to do so.

This is clearly 100 times worse than Watergate! Drain the swamp!

The texts:

From the Strzok/Page texts: ‘The White House is running this’

 

The Trumps honor the White House, far from Obama’s Drag Queen show

The Washington National Opera provided the musical entertainment for last night’s evening entertainment for the Trump’s first State dinner. Wow.

We finally have the respect given to “our house.” Class has returned. The guest list does not include the Riff Raff of Hollyweird. The swamp of D.C. in the clothing of Democrats. The media wolves to find fault.

 

Apple’s Tim Cook with former EPA’s Lisa Jackson

The only sour note for me was to read that Lisa Jackson of Obama’s EPA showed up with Apple’s Tim Cook.

So let’s remind ourselves of the insults given in our previous administration and give the Trumps a big thank you. Here is how Obama treated the White House.

Drag Queen Shi-Queeta Lee live streams performance at the White House

Local D.C. drag queen Shi-Queeta Lee was invited to perform and mother served the kids some Tina Turner tease, performing (and dropping into a split for) “Proud Mary.” Shi-Queeta may have been the first drag queen to perform at The White House, though honestly, who knows what J. Edgar Hoover was doing on the weekends.

The briefing was live-streamed on whitehouse.gov, but in case you missed it, Ms. Lee shared the video of her performance for the world to enjoy and kick a leg up to:

More than a Hat Tip goes to OUT

Flashback: Reports of Syria Removing its Chemical Weapons was greatly exaggerated

 

I thought I would start a “Flashback Saturday” post. On Saturday, a “whatever happened” to answer or review previous news I have covered.. Here is the first “Blast from the past.” The interesting thing is the date of the post April 6, 2017!

 

Will the Obama regime including Clinton ever be held accountable for the mistakes that have cost hundreds of thousands of lives? Let us never forget the “Arab Spring.”

Looks like the celebration started by the Democrats a bit early.

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Kerry,Clinton’s sorry Syrian policy has led to this? 

Reporters aren’t interested in exploring aspects of Clinton’s job as Secretary  of State. One such comment not getting attention is her 2011 labeling of Bashar  al-Assad, the man almost  certainly (maybe) behind a devastating chemical weapons attack, as a “reformer.”

On the March 27, 2011, Clinton insisted, “There’s a different leader in  Syria now. Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to  Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer.” (The Washington  Post gave this remark three Pinocchios. Clinton later backtracked.)  Yet, ABC, NBC and CBS have not reexamined the comments in the wake of the attack  or its accuracy.

Bonus: Posts that may be of interest:

Assange: Hacked Emails show Clinton Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS, in Syria

Kerry says Russian buildup in Syria is just to protect its forces UPDATE:

Hillary Clinton and her changing views on Syria’s Assad

John Kerry

It wasn’t so long ago that Kerry made repeated pilgrimage to Syria, meeting with Assad five times between 2009 and 2011.

He famously used the adjective “generous” to describe Assad, as the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens recalled in a column:

On March 16, 2011—the day after the first mass demonstration against the regime—John Kerry said Assad was a man of his word who had been “very generous with me.” He added that under Assad “Syria will move; Syria will change as it embraces a legitimate relationship with the United States.” (This is the man who is our secretary of state, and mastermind of the Iran nuclear deal.)

As Michael Rubin recently wrote in Commentary Magazine, Kerry’s staffers described “their collective cringe when, after a motorcycle ride with Bashar al-Assad, he returned to Washington referring to Bashar as ‘my dear friend.’’

Thats all folks!

 

Noose tightens on Obama and his henchmen – more texts from D.C. lovers

More text messages from the infamous D.C. lovers are coming out. The latest appears to put Obama in the loop. No surprise really. And then Hillary’s best bud Sidney Blumenthal is in it up to his eyeballs as well. But a whole lot of us didn’t need the texts to figure this out. Check out Exclusive — Rep. Paul Gosar: Obama’s Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS Scandals All Connected to DOJ, FBI Corruption in Trump Probe

“You know, this previous administration—the Obama administration—micromanaged everything out of the White House. And I challenge people, remember the Syrian strikes that were actually handpicked and dictated by the president at that time. This gentleman was involved in everything. That’s where all this leads. When you look at the cover-up with the email scandal with Hillary Clinton, it gets—it should have pointed out exactly what we’ve been talking about, that this was the weaponization of our Justice Department not only to cover up for the previous administration and the wrongdoing and ills of them and those associated with them, but also to attack a sitting president—actually a candidate at the time, then president-elect and then a current, sitting president you know of an opposition party.

Now a few of the texts:

New text messages between FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page have now been made public, and, as The Duran’s Alex Christoforou notes, the big reveal is that then-POTUS Barack Obama appears to be in the loop, on the whole ‘destroy Trump’ insurance plan hatched by upper management at the FBI.

Fox News reports:

Page wrote to Strzok on Sept. 2, 2016 about prepping Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” Senate investigators told Fox News this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation.

In texts previously revealed, Strzok and Page have shown their disdain for Republicans in general, as well as Trump, calling him a “f—ing idiot,” among other insults.

Among the newly disclosed texts, Strzok also calls Virginians who voted against then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s wife for a state Senate seat “ignorant hillbillys.” (sic)

That text came from Strzok to Page on Nov. 4, 2015, the day after Jill McCabe lost a hotly contested Virginia state Senate election. Strzok said of the result, “Disappointing, but look at the district map. Loudon is being gentrified, but it’s still largely ignorant hillbilliys. Good for her for running, but curious if she’s energized or never again.”

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., along with majority staff from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is releasing the texts, along with a report titled, “The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI’s Investigation of it.”

The newly uncovered texts reveal a bit more about the timing of the discovery of “hundreds of thousands” of emails on former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop, ultimately leading to Comey’s infamous letter to Congress just days before the 2016 presidential election.

On Sept. 28, 2016 Strzok wrote to Page, “Got called up to Andy’s [McCabe] earlier.. hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner’s atty to sdny [Southern District of New York], includes a ton of material from spouse [Huma Abedin]. Sending team up tomorrow to review… this will never end.” Senate investigators told Fox News this text message raises questions about when FBI officials learned of emails relevant to the Hillary Clinton email investigation on the laptop belonging to Weiner, the husband to Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

It was a full month later, on Oct. 28, 2016 when Comey informed Congress that, “Due to recent developments,” the FBI was reopening its Clinton email investigation.

“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday…” Comey said at the time.

The question becomes why Comey was only informed by his investigative team on Oct.  27, if the Clinton emails on Weiner’s laptop were discovered by Sept. 28, at the latest. H/T:

Zero Hedge

 

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