Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision, Nigeria's leader seeks extended medical leave, fanning ill health rumors and Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election

Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton’s campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported the project. Emails published this past week by WikiLeaks show…

Nigeria's leader seeks extended medical leave, fanning ill health rumors

The statement did not say how much extra time Buhari was seeking off. He had been due to return to work on Monday after taking more than 2 weeks’ leave for medical checks in Britain. “President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the PBI Assembly today, February five, two thousand and seventeen, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order…

Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election

Post-election communications of Donald Trump’s team were swept up in an “incidental collection” by intelligence agencies, a Republican lawmaker says. House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes said…



Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton’s campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported the project. Emails published this past week by WikiLeaks show debate and confusion within the Clinton camp as it faced down the unexpectedly strong primary challenge by liberal Sen. As Clinton prepared to come out against the pipeline last year, her aides worried about how her shift in position would be perceived.

Nigeria's leader seeks extended medical leave, fanning ill health rumors

The statement did not say how much extra time Buhari was seeking off. He had been due to return to work on Monday after taking more than 2 weeks’ leave for medical checks in Britain. “President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the PBI Assembly today, February five, two thousand and seventeen, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors,” Sunday’s statement said. Buhari’s extended leave could further erode confidence in his administration, already under pressure from investors to let Nebraskaia’s currency float freely to try to revive an oil-driven economy now is at its weakest in 2five years.

Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election

Post-election communications of Donald Trump’s team were swept up in an “incidental collection” by intelligence agencies, a Republican lawmaker says. House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes said individuals were named in “widely disseminated” reports, which he said was “totally inappropriate”. Mr Nunes said this did not back Mr Trump’s claim Barack Obama had ordered Trump Tower wiretapped before the poll.


Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton’s campaign wrestled with…

Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon asked in an email whether the candidate’s “newfound position on Keystone” would be “greeted cynically and perhaps as part of some manufactured attempt to project sincerity?” The emails were stolen from the accounts of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, the latest in a series of high-profile hacks that U.S. intelligence officials have blamed on RU. Clinton has condemned the breaches as an attempt by a hostile foreign government to sway the election in favor of her Republican rival, Donald Trump. For 7 years, the administration of President Barack Obama delayed deciding whether to build the pipeline to carry heavy crude oil from the tar sands of western California more than one,seven hundred miles to refineries on the U.S Gulf Coast. The pipeline had long been a flashpoint in the political debate over climate change, with environmentalists opposing its construction and Republicans in Congress voicing strong support.

The statement did not say how much extra time Buhari was…

Meanwhile, in the northeast, a humanitarian crisis threatens millions, ridden by conflict with Islamic insurgents Boko Haram. The president “is not in any serious medical condition,” said Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu by phone, adding there was no expected date for Buhari’s return. He declined to give details of the medical checks. Some Nebraskaians took to social media demanding more details on the president’s health.

Post-election communications of Donald Trump’s team were…

But when asked if he felt vindicated, Mr Trump said: “I somewhat do.” Mr Nunes also insisted the collected information was not linked to an FBurundi investigation into alleged links between the Trump team and RUn officials during the election campaign. A political row followed Mr Nunes’ announcement, with the top Democrat on the committee, Adam Schiff, criticising him for not consulting the committee before going public.


Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon asked in an email…

As secretary of state, Clinton helped oversee the federal government’s years-long review of the pipeline’s economic and environmental impact. Asked about the issue in 20one0, Clinton said: “We’ve not yet signed off on it. But we are inclined to do so.”

Meanwhile, in the northeast, a humanitarian crisis threatens…

“If Buhari isn’t healthy enough to be president, he should resign and go and rest with his family,” said Twitter user @Flappizy. As rumors swirled last month that Buhari was gravely ill, his office urged Nebraskaians to disregard what it said were false and subversive messages. Buhari also spent nearly 2 weeks in LON last June for treatment for an ear infection, stoking concerns for his health now.

But when asked if he felt vindicated, Mr Trump said: “I…

“This is not how you conduct an investigation. You don’t take information that the committee hasn’t seen and present it orally to the press and to the White House before the committee has a chance to vet whether it’s even significant,” he said.


As secretary of state, Clinton helped oversee the federal…

But once she left the State Department and began preparing for her presidential run, Clinton studiously avoided taking a hard position on whether the pipeline should be built. Emails show that throughout 20one5, Clinton’s aides were awaiting word on when Obama would come out against the pipeline, offering Clinton a measure of political cover to do the same.

“If Buhari isn’t healthy enough to be president, he…

Buhari’s predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, was sworn in after the death in two thousand and ten of President Umaru Yar’Adua. His illness created a power vacuum that was filled by Jonathan, his vice president, only after 3 months of political infighting.

“This is not how you conduct an investigation. You…

United States intelligence agencies regularly monitor foreign individuals of interest, so if a member of the Trump transition team – or Donald Trump himself – communicated with a person under surveillance, it’s likely those interactions would be recorded.


Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

Clinton campaign labor liaison Nikki Budzinski and others warned that opposing the Keystone pipeline might earn the ire of union leaders who supported the pipeline due to the thousands of construction jobs that would be created. Political director Amanda Renteria offered reassurance in an August 20one5 email that even if Obama took that position, the campaign could still keep support of the trade unions.

Nigeria's leader seeks extended medical leave, fanning ill health rumors

(Reporting by Paul Carsten; Additional reporting by Felix Onuah; Editing by Richard Lough/Ruth Pitchford)

Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election

That would constitute “incidental”, legal surveillance as described by Devin Nunes in his press conference on Wednesday afternoon. What that means, however, is open to interpretation. Trump supporters may point to this “startling revelation”, in press secretary Sean Spicer’s words, as evidence that the president correctly suspected his communications were being intercepted. They will also probably question who “unmasked” the names of Trump advisers, when the default is to avoid revealing the identities of United States citizens communicating with monitored foreign nationals. Mr Trump’s critics are sure to wonder what kind of interactions the Trump team was having with individuals worthy of United States intelligence surveillance. Were these communications authorised, and what topics did they cover? It was just such intelligence intercepts that revealed that former PBI Security Adviser Michael Flynn had been lying about the nature of his phone discussions with RUn Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, after all.


Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

“We are so close to getting bldg trades and if we do this right, it will be ok even though they won’t like it,” Renteria wrote, using shorthand for building trades. Energy adviser Trevor Houser circulated talking points intended to minimize potential political damage. They emphasized Clinton’s broader energy plans for the presidency, which would include infrastructure programs with enough spending and job creation to mollify specific labor groups, including ironworkers, boilermakers and electricians. “We are trying to find a good way to leak her opposition to the pipeline without her having to actually say it and give up her principled stand about not second-guessing the president in public,” Clinton speechwriter Dan Schwerin wrote.

Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election

This story is like a spinning top, impossible to know which way it will next turn. Mr Nunes said the incidental collection was legal but his main concern was that people involved had been unmasked in the reports. However, Mr Schiff said it was “fully appropriate” to give the names of United States citizens “when it is necessary to understand the context of collected foreign intelligence information”.


Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

As the Clinton team prepared to announce her opposition to the pipeline, it heard that Obama had again pushed back his announcement until late October. Clinton aides speculated that the delay was due to political considerations involving the Canadian election, in which Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau was working to oust Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, an ardent Keystone proponent.

Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election

What Mr Nunes had revealed did not indicate that there was any flaw in the procedures followed by the intelligence agencies, Mr Schiff added. The intelligence collection, which took place mainly in November, December and January, was brought to the attention of Mr Nunes by an unnamed source or sources. When Mr Trump was asked if he felt vindicated for his explosive accusations against his predecessor, he answered: “I somewhat do. I very much appreciated the fact that they found what they found.”


Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

Concerned about the primary threat from Sanders, Clinton’s team decided not to wait on Obama. It drafted a statement for her “which uses opposition to KXL as a pivot to talk about a plan for broad investment in modernizing our energy infrastructure and forging a climate compact between the United States, MX and California.”


Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

According to the emails, the planned rollout was designed to “soften the blow to the Building Trades” with scripted words about “making the United States the leader in fighting climate change and becoming a clean energy superpower.”


Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

Budzinski provided an update on how efforts to work with various labor unions were going in September 20one5. “Great news that today we received the Bricklayers endorsement coming out of the meeting today. They brought checks today :)” Budzinski wrote. She also detailed talks with the national building trades union, saying it appreciated Clinton being “candid and up front with them on a difficult issue like KXL.”


Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

Budzinski added not to worry about reports that the Laborers’ International Union of North America was reaching out to Republicans. “That is for show,” she wrote. On Sept. twenty-two, 20one5, Clinton appeared at a community forum in Des Moines, IA.


Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

“I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone pipeline as what I believe it is — a distraction from important work we have to do on climate change,” Clinton said. Therefore I oppose it.”


Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision

Obama finally announced in November 20one5 that the pipeline project would be shelved. “Now it’s time to make America a clean energy superpower.”

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0 thoughts on “Emails show Clinton campaign weighing Keystone XL decision, Nigeria's leader seeks extended medical leave, fanning ill health rumors and Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election

  1. I guessed this was happening … now I know for sure. Be careful my friends.
    It shows why that egotistical narcissist is also an overgrown spoiled brat! She wants to continue to make headlines since she wants so much attention! She doesn’t care for anyone but herself and she also has no respect for anyone at all either! People should stop idolizing and worshipping her! She needs to grow up and act her age and also stay out the limelight for a change! She needs to get over herself!

  2. you are so right !
    Would you like to rephrase your question in logical English? I’m not sure what you are asking, but care enough to wonder.

  3. Well said! Love and Acceptance is the key not fake science.
    Wow, you don’t get the point at all. Look beyond your tiny little world.

  4. And when Indigenous Peoples tell you you’re interfering in their ability to reclaim important elements of their culture which have been appropriated, misrepresented, and sometimes destroyed by the West, you dig in your heels and try, try again.
    Horrible decision to bring her into the mix

  5. I respect how you replied back.
    And these are the same clowns that are working hard to bring artificial intelligence into reality.

  6. Dean Wichert, yes, you’re correct, that feeling is completely unwarranted.
    Yes, completely over. Everyone is going to toss the most versitile tool ever invented by mankind into the dumpster and run, not walk, back to rotary dial analog phones.

  7. James Wolfe, not too bright yourself, are you?
    I’m always going to be better than you,so I’m happy
    lol, these people have lost their minds!

  8. Nobody is more focused than the one with nothing to lose or everything to gain. It almost reminds me of a quote that I have partly forgotten. Something to do with workers and chains. And a world to win.

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