State Dept. Blames Israel for Terrorism, Claims Palestinians Rarely Incite Attacks

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on July 19

The State Department is facing harsh criticism for claiming in an official report that Israel is to blame for terrorism attacks committed by Palestinians and accusing the Jewish state of being largely responsible for an impasse in peace negotiations, according to a leading member of Congress who is calling on the State Department to correct its “inaccurate and harmful” characterization of Israel.

Fmr. U.N. Amb. Power Emerges As Central Figure In Obama Unmasking Investigation

Samantha Power

Former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power’s involvement in the unmasking by former Obama administration officials of sensitive national security information is raising red flags over what insiders view was an attempt by the former administration to undermine President Donald Trump and key figures on his team, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the situation.

U.S. Still Unable to Evacuate Overseas Embassies in Case of Emergency

A picture shows the interior of the burnt US consulate building in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on September 13, 2012

Nearly five years after a lethal terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed an American ambassador and several others, overseas embassies are still not prepared to handle emergency evacuations, according to a new government oversight report, disclosing that just four perfect of American overseas posts had adequately performed mandatory emergency evacuation training from 2013 to 2016, a period when threats from terrorist groups and other forces grew.

Trump Admin to Hit Iran With New Sanctions as Tehran Threatens Attacks on U.S. Bases

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

The Trump administration is ratcheting up pressure on Iran as the landmark nuclear deal hits its two-year anniversary, according to senior U.S. officials who deemed Iran in violation of the agreement’s “spirit” when announcing a slew of new sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s illicit ballistic missile program and regional support for terrorism, including in Syria.

Iranian Military Agent Caught Trying to Enter U.S.

Protestors rally at a demonstration against the new ban on immigration issued by President Trump at Logan International Airport in Boston

An Iranian citizen identified as a senior member of the country’s Basij military force was caught trying to enter the United States posing as a cancer researcher, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation who told the Washington Free Beacon that the Trump administration should begin investigating how the individual was granted a U.S. visa in the first place.

9/11 Terror Trials Halted Over Judge’s Demand for Private Boat

A view from the plane carrying nearly 60 journalists headed for the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Military trials for the 9/11 masterminds, including lead terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, have been indefinitely frozen after U.S. military officials overseeing the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base rejected demands by the case’s judge that he be provided a private speed boat for travel across the island.

Top Lawmaker Demands Investigation into Comey, Former Obama Officials for Leaks of Classified Intel

Ousted FBI director James Comey

The chairman of the House National Security Subcommittee is calling on the Department of Justice launch a formal investigation into former FBI Director James Comey’s alleged leak of classified information, according to an exclusive interview with the Washington Free Beacon in which the lawmaker also called on the Trump administration to purge all former Obama administration holdovers from government.