Sidney Blumenthal

Obama State Dept Official Who Aided Dossier Author Was Key Player in Dubai Ports Scandal

NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing and exchanging information with the author of the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, headed a firm that helped the company owned by the United Arab Emirates government in its controversial failed bid to take over some terminal operations at numerous major American ports.

FT. LAUDERDALE, UNITED STATES: Cargo containers sit on a ship 08 March 2007, at Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Long recognized as one of the world's finest cruise ports, Port Everglades has rapidly established itself as one of world's premier cargo ports. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT SULLIVAN (Photo credit …

Former McClatchy Editor: ‘We Assigned a Reporter to Go to Kenya’ After Clinton Operative Urged Birther Investigation

David Goldstein of McClatchy reports on two supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama who pushed the false “birther” narrative that Obama was born in Kenya. One of the supporters was Clinton’s longtime confidant Sidney Blumenthal who pitched the story to McClatchy’s former Washington Bureau Chief James Asher.

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