Tag Archives: Blames

Comey blames Obama & Lynch for ‘jeopardizing’ Clinton investigation

In his new book, former FBI director James Comey blames President Barack Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch for “setting up” his bureau amid the investigation into the Hillary Clinton email affair. In the book, Comey writes that President Obama “jeopardized the Department of Justice’s credibility,” by referring to Clinton’s use of a private email server as a “mistake,” according ...

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Macron blames Assad for Douma ‘chemical attack’ before OPCW visits site

French President Emmanuel Macron is weighing military strikes on Syria as he claims President Assad is behind the alleged chemical attack in Douma. However, an OPCW fact-finding mission has not even arrived yet to check the site. Western governments are in an apparent rush to pin all the blame on the Syrian government for the alleged use of chemical weapons ...

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US blames 'bad actor' Russia for Douma 'chemical attack,' no timetable for response – White House

The White House has refused to clarify if Donald Trump’s belligerent tweets signal a planned strike on Syria, but insisted that Moscow is responsible for last week’s alleged chemical attack, as it failed to rein in Bashar Assad. Asked to respond to Moscow’s claims that the “civil defense” group White Helmets, which has links to Syrian rebels, were behind the ...

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Facebook blames bug for saving users’ deleted videos

Facebook has been caught archiving videos users thought they had deleted. The New York Magazine flagged the problem to the company last week, after a user downloaded their Facebook archive and was surprised to discover multiple takes of a video they had thought had been discarded at the time the recording was made, years earlier. Facebook has now apologized for failing to ...

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‘Ludicrous’ Samantha Power blames Russia for anti-establishment success in Italy’s elections

One of the key people behind the policies that destabilized Libya and Syria, causing a flood of refugees to Europe, accused Russia of influencing the Italian elections after voters gave the cold shoulder to establishment parties. Russia’s utility as the universal scapegoat cannot be underestimated these days. A historically-separatist region votes for independence? Russia! Somebody on the internet smeared your ...

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LittleThings blames its shutdown on Facebook algorithm change

A recent Facebook algorithm change seems to have claimed a high-profile casualty: LittleThings, a digital publisher focused on inspirational and how-to content for women, which shut down yesterday. I wrote about the company at the beginning of 2016, when it raised debt funding from City National Bank. At the time, it seemed to be flying high, becoming one of the ...

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Pentagon admits zero evidence of E. Ghouta chem attack – but blames Russia all the same

The Pentagon admits it used NGO reports on alleged recent chemical attacks in Syria and cannot confirm if they even took place. The lack of evidence, however, did not get in the way of the latest Russia blame game galore. Russia was predictably the target of a barrage of accusations from the West after reports claimed that several people in ...

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Israel blames F-16 downing in Syria operation on ‘pilot error’

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet, shot down by Syrian air defenses during Israeli raids on Iranian targets earlier this month, apparently crashed only because its pilot made a mistake, an Israeli Air Force investigation has claimed. On February 10, the Israeli Air Force lost one of its supersonic fighters while striking Iranian targets on Syrian territory. Tel Aviv had launched ...

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Uranium One scandal shows Washington still blames Russia for everything

An FBI informant testified before Congress about alleged Russian collusion with the Clintons to gain influence with the Obama White House. As expected, the Uranium One scandal has become the latest hot button issue on the Hill. The informant, Douglas Campbell, told three separate congressional committees via written statements that Moscow had routed millions of dollars to the US with ...

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Chief investigator Bastrykin blames outbreak of domestic violence on recent decriminalization

The head of Russia’s Central Investigative Committee has suggested that an increase in crimes against women and children could be caused by the law making first-time domestic violence a civil offence. “There is another topic that I would like to discuss: about 18 months ago they drafted a bill about domestic violence. The bill was passed regardless of our opposition ...

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