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Last time we heard about Sidney Blumenthal, he was in the headlines because his email was hacked and we learned he was sending then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton intelligence reports about Libya and the Middle East. And I'm positive those reports had nothing to do with Blumenthal's business ...
Washington (CNN) Republicans have two new targets in their effort to discredit the dossier on Donald Trump and Russia written by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele: the State Department under President Barack Obama and Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

In an interview with FOX News' Martha MacCallum on Tuesday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said a State Department source, defined by Hillary Clinton as "an old friend who emailed her from time to time, passed information from foreign sources to Christopher Steele that eventually was put in his infamous ...
Sidney Blumenthal (C), a longtime Hillary Clinton friend who was an unofficial adviser while she was secretary of state, is trailed by reporters as he takes a lunch break from being deposed in private session of the House Select Committee on Benghazi at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 16, 2015.
According to a source familiar with the matter, however, Steele's “memorandum” was actually a handwritten note on a copy of Shearer's report that outlined its origin—the “foreign sub-source” who had been in touch with Shearer. The note identified Shearer as a contact of Sidney Blumenthal's, a longtime ...
Hillary Clinton! The State Department! Sidney Blumenthal!!! This is practically every Republican bugaboo all in one package. What can possibly go wrong? In the meantime, Democrats plan to ask the House Intelligence Committee on Monday to release their memo too. I'm sure there will be no problem with ...

For years, Shearer acted as something resembling an unaccountable private intelligence operative for Clinton while she was serving as secretary of state. Working in tandem with Clinton hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal, Shearer met with Libyan nationals to gather evidence on the latest happenings inside ...
Webber says he reads to relax and is currently in the middle of Sidney Blumenthal's three-volume set on Abraham Lincoln. He also enjoys listening to music – country and western, the blues and Bruce Springsteen are among his favorites – and taking the dogs to the dog park. With their two children grown ...
Well, it turns out that this "second dossier” was produced by Cody Shearer, a notorious Clinton hatchet man who is closely connected to Sidney Blumenthal. Once again, the question must be asked: How does all this pro-Clinton political opposition research end up at the FBI as the basis for anything?
But as the Republican Party began moving right in the 1970s, it grew more and more influenced by what Sidney Blumenthal in 1986 called “the counter-establishment”: a network of think tanks, publications, and business groups that sought to free capitalism from the government's yoke. By the late 1990s, ...
At the time Drudge was fighting a $30m lawsuit against the Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, whom he had falsely accused of abusing his wife – one of the earliest examples in the internet age of rightwing fake news. The second revolution Drudge sparked was within the media. By exposing not just the ...
Dickey's highest-profile case involved Marcel Lazar, also known as “Guccifer,” a Romanian man who hacked the personal email accounts of prominent Washington figures like Secretary of State Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal. A federal judge sentenced him to 52 months in prison ...
Writing in 1986 on the legislative influence of research institutes, Sidney Blumenthal argued that think tanks across the political spectrum, including the conservative Heritage Foundation, closely modeled their organizational structure after IPS. Blumenthal quotes Paul Weyrich, the first president of the ...
“Above all,” Sidney Blumenthal, then a reporter for The Post and later an aide to President Bill Clinton, wrote in 1986, “I.P.S. pioneered the modern politics of ideas in the capital. And even as conservatives were clubbing I.P.S., they attempted to imitate its form. The Heritage Foundation, for example, was ...
This second volume in Sidney Blumenthal's magisterial biography of Abraham Lincoln might as well have been titled “The Wilderness Years.” In 1849, Lincoln's single term in the House of Representatives had ended without distinction. With no clear future in politics, he returned to his home in Springfield, ...
Abraham Lincoln neither spoke nor read any language other than English and would never travel abroad, but he was an internationalist in sentiment, conviction and politics. His internationalism was not a vague or transient feeling, but a firmly rooted belief that was a necessary and logical part of his ...
In the second volume of his massive political life of Lincoln, the Democratic operative and writer Sidney Blumenthal sketches a Lincoln in the wilderness — after his single term in the House, before his landmark Senate campaign against Douglas — that challenges the established notion that for more than ...

... , right, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring Dole in the Rotunda of the US Capitol. Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, Washington DC, USA - 17 Jan 2018 Congress commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and ...
Bill Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal did so in 1998, during the investigation into the president's affair with Monica Lewinsky. Presidents have also fought against congressional subpoenas by invoking executive privilege. These invocations tend to elicit a predictable partisan response: The opposition party ...
Before he went to prison, all of Sidney Blumenthal—Hillary's adviser on Libya—all his emails were removed from Guccifer's server, and those too have been leaking out. John Podesta's emails, I can assure you, did not come from the Russians.” Prince was conflating a 2013 hack against a Clinton friend ...
At the time, Clinton thought it was a great triumph — “We came, we saw, he died,” she joked about Gadhafi's overthrow — and adviser Sidney Blumenthal encouraged her to tout her “successful strategy” as evidence of her fitness for the highest office in the land. It's surprising the extent to which Clinton has ...
Sidney Blumenthal's new volume in his biography of Lincoln explores the role of leadership in the remaking of American politics in the 1850s.
It used to be that Democrats like Bill Clinton would deploy FOBs – Friends of Bill – like James Carville and Sidney Blumenthal to smear his ...
The Foundation provided little direct material benefit to the Clintons (save as a place to warehouse Sidney Blumenthal when he couldn't get a ...
Her sister insisted to Sidney Blumenthal, then a New Yorker writer, that she was lying.” One of her two sisters supported Jones, who only came ...
Her sister insisted to Sidney Blumenthal, then a New Yorker writer, that she was lying. Should feminists have backed her anyway? I'm still not ...
It used to be that Democrats like Bill Clinton would deploy FOBs — Friends of Bill — like James Carville and Sidney Blumenthal to smear his ...
'A house divided against itself cannot stand," said Abraham Lincoln. Sidney Blumenthal, the former Bill Clinton aide, is fond of quoting Lincoln.
Several years later, I was surprised to read in Sidney Blumenthal's memoirs that then-first lady Hillary Clinton had used the exact same words ...
In an essay in that issue, Sidney Blumenthal wrote that “Mondale's greatest flaw, apparent from the beginning, was that he was Mondale—that ...
Sidney Blumenthal, a former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, said drily: “I don't recall his inaugural address being similar to Abraham ...
I don't mean Reid is a Clinton defender by habit, like Sidney Blumenthal. I just mean that people engaged in the task tend to come off the same.
Conservatives and Republicans have long argued that some of Sidney Blumenthal's work in 2015 as an informal go-between for foreign ...
... of the law by the Justice Department after news reports appeared to show Hillary Clinton advisor Sidney Blumenthal was operating as an “off ...
By Sidney Blumenthal. Simon and Schuster. 808 pages. $35. In this, the second of his projected four-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln, ...
The plot – reportedly orchestrated by Hillary's top henchman, Clinton Foundation adviser Sidney Blumenthal – centered on derailing Caroline's ...
At a rally in Pennsylvania, Trump had read out a leaked email he claimed was from Hillary Clinton's confidant Sidney Blumenthal. It suggested ...
Why all the hubbub about Manafort's failure to register as a foreign agent—when Sidney Blumenthal didn't register either? (If you think I'm ...
Why all the hubbub about Manafort's failure to register as a foreign agent—when Sidney Blumenthal didn't register either? (If you think I'm ...
A statue of Jefferson Davis in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. 'These memorials present a sanitised view of the Confederate ...
This second volume in Sidney Blumenthal's magisterial biography of Abraham Lincoln might as well have been titled “The Wilderness Years.
Sidney Blumenthal, author of Wrestling With His Angel, brings Abraham Lincoln from the wilderness to the peak of his career as he takes ...
Sidney Blumenthal is a former journalist, senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, and author. You also might remember him as the subject of ...
Abraham Lincoln had a very different message than President Donald Trump's “America first” slogan, according to Sidney Blumenthal, who will ...
Sidney Blumenthal is the author of Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume II, 1849-1856 and A Self-Made Man: ...
“This isn't 'All The President's Men,' it's 'The Crucible,' ” Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal told the Guardian at the time. He was referring to Arthur ...
In this second of his planned four-volume set of books on the evolution of the thinking of Abraham Lincoln, Sidney Blumenthal tracks the ...
Sidney Blumenthal, a senior political advisor, brings his book, Wrestling with His Angel, a fresh angle on the early political life of Abraham ...
By Sidney Blumenthal ... Life of Abraham Lincoln—Sidney Blumenthal approaches this dilemma with a winningly old-fashioned strategy.
Note that Clinton White House aide Sidney Blumenthal became enmeshed in a long-running impeachment-era controversy because he was ...


 

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