“If we’re going to stand up for LGBT rights around the world we need to stand up for our own American diplomats and their families,” an LGBT employee organization leader says.
More than 400 U.S. citizens are believed to be trapped in Yemen in the absence of a U.S.-coordinated evacuation plan.
“We learned today, from her attorney, Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server,” says Rep. Trey Gowdy.
Details of Clinton’s emails released Monday show that some of her aides’ messages about Benghazi came from their personal email accounts, the New York Times reported. Clinton earlier said the “vast majority” of her emails were sent to official accounts at the State Department so the records would be “captured and preserved.”
The move is an effort to sweep out the last traces of malware left over from a hack last fall with suspected Russian ties.
When presented with a possible way to skirt Congressional approval on an Iran deal, the Obama administration rejected it.
The new report from the department’s Office of the Inspector General comes amid criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
“They have nothing to do with work. I didn’t see any reason to keep them.” For the first time, the former secretary of state answers questions about the process for selecting 30,000 work-related emails to the State Department.
Clinton, after speaking at the United Nations, addressed the controversy of her use of a personal email address while she was secretary of state, saying, “Looking back, it would have been probably smarter to have used two devices.”
“They never trusted anybody” at State, one former State Department official said of the former secretary. Clinton’s spokesman dismisses the idea that she and her staff were insular.
“I want the public to see my email,” the former secretary of state said in a tweet.
The server that transmitted her email while she was Secretary of State was run out of her New York state home — an unusual step, the AP reported. The revelation comes after the Times reported that Clinton used a personal email account to conduct official business despite federal law requiring correspondence be retained by the government.
The State Department on Friday apparently decided it was a good idea to ask social media users how to defeat “violent extremism.”
Berry currently oversees consular operations for the United States in the Netherlands. Update: LGBT rights advocates are expecting an announcement the announcement as early as February 23.
The State Department is expected to name an out gay official currently at the department to fill the role.
Kerry landed in Islamabad Monday morning on an unannounced trip to meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Kerry will also visit the school attacked by Taliban, according to Agence France-Presse.
The alert warns that terrorists may target “hotels, shopping areas, places of worship, and schools.”
State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki caught on hot mic.
But the funding for combatting the disease just isn’t materializing globally.
The U.S. State Department has @UkrProgress to promote its Ukraine policy. Now, meet @IraqProgress.
The Obama administration places the pipeline project on permahold.
Why can’t the State Department find emails between reporters and a spokesman? Gawker files an appeal after editor John Cook’s Freedom of Information Act request for Reines’ emails turned up nothing almost two years ago.
A live town hall at 1 p.m. ET, conducted by BuzzFeed’s Foreign Editor Miriam Elder. Kerry will answer questions about the crisis in Ukraine, and America’s role in the world, from Elder and from students at the event.
During speeches in Vancouver and Calgary, Clinton defers to her successor on questions about the crude oil project. “What pipeline?”
TransCanada recommended the contractor conducting State Department environmental review of the pipeline environmentalists have said is biased towards TransCanada. The company did not disclose that the two firms had worked together previously.
The former secretary of state lays out her central project at the Clinton Foundation: “Beijing Plus 20.” A “full and clear-eyed look at how far we have come” since Clinton’s historic 1995 speech at the U.N. Conference on Women.
The former Secretary of State, who once pushed to aid and arm the Syrian rebels, has yet to weigh in on Obama’s plan for military intervention. A “lasting regret.”
“On Sunday, August 11, the Department of State will re-open 18 of the 19 embassies and consulates that were closed recently,” the State Department said in a statement. The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen and the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan will remain closed.
“[W]e urge the State Department to determine the appropriate course of action to assure the safety and well being of LGBT and LGBT-supporting individuals involved in or attending the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Paralympics,” the letter to be sent to Kerry says. Rep. Jerry Nadler is leading the House effort.
The policy change, effective immediately, said Secretary of State John Kerry tears down “an unjust and an unfair barrier.”