US State Dept Pledges to Retain Sanctions Until Russia Returns Crimea


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Washington will not lift the sanctions imposed after the reunification of Crimea with Russia until Moscow decides to “return Crimea to Ukraine,” the spokesman for the US State Department said.

Crimea, which has a predominately ethnically-Russian population, seceded from Ukraine to rejoin Russia two years ago following a referendum on March 16 in which over 96 percent of voters supported the move.

http://sputniknews.com/world/20160316/1036366617/us-russia-sanctions-crimea.html

US STATE DEPT PLEDGES TO RETAIN SANCTIONS UNTIL RUSSIA RETURNS CRIMEA


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Washington will not lift the sanctions imposed after the reunification of Crimea with Russia until Moscow decides to “return Crimea to Ukraine,” the spokesman for the US State Department said.

Crimea, which has a predominately ethnically-Russian population, seceded from Ukraine to rejoin Russia two years ago following a referendum on March 16 in which over 96 percent of voters supported the move.

“We will not accept the redrawing of borders by force in the 21st century. Sanctions related to Crimea will remain in place as long as the occupation continues. We again call on Russia to end that occupation and return Crimea to Ukraine,” John Kirby said in a statement Wednesday.

http://www.infowars.com/us-state-dept-pledges-to-retain-sanctions-until-russia-returns-crimea/

Cold feet: State Dept. uses blizzard to try to delay major Clinton email release


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The State Department did say it could produce most of the emails by January 29 “absent interruption from the snowstorm beyond the weekend.” It is unclear if the bad weather will continue to keep much of Washington, DC closed next week, but if it does, the government could request another delay.

“I think it is fair to ask how many more extensions is State going to seek, and what’s in the remaining emails that requires so much more time to review and release them?” Vice News attorney Ryan James said in opposition to the court request, according to Vice.

James mentioned last March that the State Department told the court “several months” would be necessary to complete the Clinton email release, according to Vice.

“We will strive to produce as many documents as possible on [January 29],” State spokesman Mark Toner said in an emailed statement to the press, describing the unreleased emails as “the most complex to process.”

The delay request comes as more US officials speak out on the Clinton email scandal.

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey took to the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal to write, “it is nearly impossible to draw any conclusion other than that she knew enough to support a conviction at the least for mishandling classified information.”

https://www.rt.com/usa/329879-state-department-clinton-emails-blizzard/

Cold feet: State Dept. uses blizzard to try to delay major Clinton email release


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January 29, 2016 was the final due date a US District Court gave the State Department to release what’s left of Clinton’s emails, but on Friday the department asked it be pushed to February 29 instead, providing extra time to pass the emails through intelligence agencies for review and redaction. The case revolves around a Freedom of Information Act request by Vice News from last year.

Last week, the State Department became aware that it had forgotten about 7,254 pages of emails it was supposed to have already sent to a handful of intelligence agencies “when the Clinton email team’s efforts were focused on processing records that had already gone through interagency consultation,” the Friday court filings explained.

https://www.rt.com/usa/329879-state-department-clinton-emails-blizzard/

Hillary’s State Dept. Staff Kept Tabs On The Daily Caller, Drudge Report


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The latest batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails show that then-Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton Cheryl Mills briefed Clinton on how the State Department was responding to a story “reported by the Daily Caller and running on Drudge.” (RELATED: State Department’s Hillary Email Dump To Fall Thousands Of Pages Short Of Court-Mandated Goal)

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/01/hillarys-state-dept-staff-kept-tabs-on-the-daily-caller-drudge-report/#ixzz3w7gqWN00