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Just in case there are any questions about why this happened, it was at her request.

Clinton’s security clearance withdrawn at her request

The State Department has revoked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s security clearance after she requested that it be withdrawn, according to a letter released Friday by a top GOP senator.

The State Department—in a letter dated Sept. 21 but publicly released Friday— told Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, that the security clearance was revoked on August 30 after Clinton requested that it be withdrawn.
“We would like to provide you with an update on the status of former Secretary Clinton’s security clearance and the ongoing administrative review pertaining to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other current and former department officials,” Charles Faulkner, the acting assistant secretary of legislative affairs, wrote to Grassley.
The State Department added in the letter to Grassley that five of Clinton’s aides had also had their security clearance revoked.
Four of the names are redacted but one aide listed in the email is Cheryl Mills, who worked as Clinton’s chief of staff.
Those of us who have been here awhile can probably guess a few of those redacted names.

Edited to add:

  1. It is not unusual for officials to maintain clearances when they leave office;
  2. Hillary and her researchers were working on Hard Choices after she retired, so no, she is not working on a new book at the moment;
  3. Here is the request.


Here is the background.


For her contribution to the peace process in Northern Ireland, Hillary Clinton was awarded an honorary degree at The Queen’s University Belfast.  Congratulations, Mme. Secretary! Thank you for your efforts to end the troubles.

You can see the ceremony here >>>>

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At the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College of Law, Hillary honored her hero and predecessor, Eleanor Roosevelt and was awarded an honorary fellowship. Congratulations, Mme. Secretary!


Hillary Clinton

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt at Oxford University’s Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. L-R: Professor Kate O’Regan, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Professor Allida Black, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tracy Roosevelt, Helen Mountfield QC

Image credit: John Cairns

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton has unveiled a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt, the human rights champion, at Oxford University.

The unveiling took place at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, as part of a two-day programme to honour the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

In addition to her role in the proceedings, Secretary Clinton was also awarded an honorary fellowship of Mansfield College.

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They’re going on tour!

 


NEW YORK (AP) — Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton.

The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It is being produced by tour promoter Live Nation, the company behind Michelle Obama’s massive tour to promote her new book as well as tours for Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars.

The couple will hold joint conversations at the shows and share “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future,” Live Nation said.

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Bill Clinton posted information about the New York appearance a little while ago.  Click on the image to find details and ticket sales links.

All ticket info for all venues can be found here >>>>

Join President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as they participate in live events with audiences across North America.

Experience a one-of-a-kind conversation with two individuals who have helped shape our world and had a front seat to some of the most important moments in modern history. From the American presidency to the halls of the Senate and State Department to one of the United States’ most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections, they provide a unique perspective on the past, and remarkable insight into where we go from here.

Go here for venues and tickets >>>>

 

If you are feeling bruised this Monday morning, I hear you!

For three weeks on social media I saw my friends, people I follow, celebrities, elected officials, strangers, and family members share horror stories brought to the surface by Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. I read every word of every story.

These folks, mostly women, but there were men, too, were recounting some of the most painful moments of their lives. Reading these accounts was excruciating. This was three weeks of unremitting stories of pain. I felt it was my duty as a human to take the time to read every account that people in agony took the time and trouble to share. I know I was far from alone in this journey through annals of hurt and anger.

Now that the confirmation is in the rear-view mirror and Judge Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavabaugh, I am seeing, in the same social media outlets, many of those same people, again primarily but not all women, voicing the defeat and despair they are feeling.

Where do we turn in the face of what we have experienced? I think we all know that we do not give up. This is not our first rodeo. This is not the first time we have been knocked down.

The Super Volunteers offer some suggestions for turning defeat into action. November is coming. Here are some things we all can do to channel our anger, pain, and despair into positive action for change.


 

“Women are focused on getting things done and bring fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to a political system that’s crying out for change.” – Senator Amy Klobuchar

#WinWithWomen

Less than 30 days until November 6th.  The Midterm election of 2018 truly will be the most consequential election in a generation.  We must win back the House and hold if not win the Senate too.  Ignore the polls – the pundits – and the political drama and distractions swirling about and sign up for volunteer shifts.An unprecedented number of women are running for office on the Democratic ticket and they need our help!  Over the last few weeks we saw the misogyny on display during the 2016 election was in full effect during the Kavanaugh hearings and confirmation.  WE CAN NOT LET THIS GO UNANSWERED!  The Republican controlled Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh yesterday and the GOP got their man and their way but WE VOTE NOVEMBER 6th.

There are so many ways to help – from knocking doors, making phone calls, texting voters (for some campaigns), writing postcards to voters, visibility in your communities to visibility on social media platforms and yes donating.  There is literally something for everyone! And everyone and every way is critically important!  YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

HOW TO FIND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES NEAR YOU!

MOBILIZE AMERICA – put in your zipcode and any number of opportunities will come up – it’s updated regularly and is an easy portal to use!  Please visit them here:  https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/
INDIVISIBLE– put in your zipcode to find a local chapter and find volunteer opportunities near you -another easy portal to use!
Please visit them here:  http://www.indivisible.org/events/
BUILD THE WAVE – sign up to help send texts for critical races!
Sign up to help text in the coming days by clicking hyperlink here
SWING LEFT – great organization working to organize volunteers from blue districts and mobilize them to provide support for targeted districts to help flip them from RED to BLUE – sign up here:  https://swingleft.org/take-action
THE LAST WEEKEND – a coalition of organizations including the above listed that can text you or email you updated information for activities in your area – it’s a great link to share across all media platforms so that you can activate volunteers in your network!  Please follow this link:  https://thelastweekend.org/
POSTCARDS TO VOTERS – look through a long list of candidates and find the ones you would like to help – sign up to send postcards to voters in their districts (or better yet host a postcard writing party!) Instructions and examples are provided! Follow this link here:  https://postcardstovoters.org/

THE DEMOCRATS – official portal for the Democratic Party with ability to search for events near you! Follow this link here: https://democrats.org/

 


It’s YOUR TIME – It’s OUR TIME – We will not go quietly into this dark night – We must rise up at this tremendous moment of need and reclaim our time, our democracy, our government, our country and our futures! Government is only as good as the one we participate in and governance by the few for the few is no governance at all – it’s tyranny.  We are the majority and we share a vision of a better America, a fairer America, a more inclusive and equitable America, a DIVERSE America.  This is the America worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.  We are worth fighting for. 

So let’s get out there and do this TOGETHER! 

#StrongerTogether

 


“We are Americans. We are not big on quitting.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton

Bill wore lederhosen but there is no evidence that he performed the slap dance. Hillary wore seasonal colors.

They might have enjoyed a beer or two. The Official Beer Inquisitor is tied up in DC probably getting confirmed today. “I like beer. I drink beer. Do you like beer? Do you? DO YOU?”

Yesterday, Susan Collins spent almost 50 minutes addressing everything under the October sun except Brett Kavanaugh’s performance last Thursday when he was up before the Senate Judiciary Committee for questioning and decided it was a good idea to turn the tables and interrogate some of them. The level of animosity he displayed was shocking. The whole spectacle was stunning. It apparently made no impression on Collins who will vote “yes” today making this a good day to hit the streets.

 

dailymail.co.uk

Bill and Hillary Clinton attend Oktoberfest in Munich

It’s the fashion, stupid! Bill Clinton dons traditional Lederhosen as he and Hillary live it up at Munich’s Oktoberfest during German getaway

  • Bill, 72, and Hillary Clinton, 70, were spotted at Oktoberfest in Munich on Friday
  • Annual event is world’s largest beer festival and attracts thousands of visitors
  • The couple were pictured smiling and waving while walking through crowds
  • Bill was seen hugging festival-goers in traditional Bavarian Dirndl dresses
  • On Wednesday, they enjoyed a date night in New York City at Christina Aguilera’s concert at Radio City Music Hall before jetting off to Germany

By Danielle Zoellner and Erica Tempesta For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:07 EDT, 5 October 2018 | Updated: 06:03 EDT, 6 October 2018

Bill and Hillary Clinton took a break from their respective projects to enjoy Oktoberfest together in Munich, Germany.

The political power couple was spotted posing for pictures with women outfitted in traditional dirndl dresses on Friday while enjoying the world’s largest beer festival.

Bill Clinton, 72, poses outside his Munich hotel after an evening visit to OktoberfestHillary Clinton, 70, smiles as she goes back into her hotel

Out and about: Bill was beaming and Hillary waved to the crowds as they arrived at the Kaefer festival tent at Oktoberfest in Munich on Friday

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