Secret Hagel Donor?: White House Spox Ducks Question on ‘Friends of Hamas’

Ben Shapiro
Big Peace

On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called “Friends of Hamas.”

Yesterday, 25 senators sent a letter to Hagel demanding information on his foreign funding. Hagel has refused all such requests, prompting the senators to state, “in the judgment of the undersigned, a Committee vote on your nomination should not occur unless and until you provide the requested information.”

Called for comment and reached via telephone, Associate Communications Director at the White House Eric Schultz identified himself, heard the question, was silent for several seconds, and then hung up the phone immediately without comment. Called back via the White House switchboard, Schultz’s phone rang through to his answering machine. Called on his cell phone, Schultz’s phone rang through to his answering machine.

H/T The Right Scoop who posted this:

…The Emergency Committee for Israel has come out with a new ad on Hagel and Iran:



As one might expect, a vote on Hagel’s nomination in the Senate has been postponed as of yesterday.

Meanwhile, Panetta to propose military pay cut after Obama raised federal officials’ pay …

Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reportedly believes the military should receive a pay cut in order to respond to the budget cuts facing the Pentagon

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