Update: The typical Republican/conservative and leftwing Hillary-hater reaction to Hillary’s press conference today? Hillary trainwreck: It was “inconvenient” to carry two devices for two e-mail accounts. Also, I destroyed tons of e-mails. Yup, that’s the reaction. But we have news for them. Hillary just played them with Clinton “rope-a-dope”.
The news we have for those that believe Hillary’s press conference was a “trainwreck” is “you’ve just been fu*ked and you don’t even know it.”
Why do we say this? Because we have seen it before. Remember Hillary’s billing records? That was the “scandal” that would destroy her. Add your favorite anti-Hillary moment here. Remember Hillary was destroyed never to be seen again in 2008? What happened?
At today’s press conference Hillary fu*ked then disemboweled her inquisitors. Remember all those questions about Hillary’s server being insecure and the pearl clutching over that? Hillary said it was built around hubby Bill’s electronic communications system safeguarded by Secret Service or what4ever. Result: security issue gone. Why was the system set up? “Convenience” she said, and it was permissible from the State Department viewpoint. “Personal emails?” Everyone understands the privacy issue and it resonates more emotionally with the American public than the evidence gathering rationales of investigators than Hillary/Bill detractors understand. Bill and Hillary know how to communicate and where the priority is when making an argument against an attack. [Hint: the political will always trump the legal.]
For every question Hillary had an answer. The search is now on to disprove everything she said. Bill only emailed twice in his life, she really had multiple devices, etc. etc. It won’t matter. The battle is over. At some point Hillary will permit some sort of inspection of the server when no one cares anymore and after her negotiation starting point expressed today of no inspection is long past useful.
Today Hillary anally abused her interrogators. Hillary also reset the landscape and put herself in the role of victim fighting off an irrational clown posse that wants to go through her daughter’s panty drawer and peek into her yoga emails, mother’s funeral emails, little girl’s wedding emails. Strategically, Hillary has them right where she wants them and the funny part is, once again they think they won.
The earth-shattering game-changeringly stupendouseracious megalopolousaist Hilleryist emailgate scandal is still all the rage as the left will (as we predicted um, so very long ago) do what it has to do to 2008erize Hillary and the right side of the political spectrum as is usual goes overboard with escalated speculation. Hey!, we love this “scandal” because it proves us right and might just wake up Hillary to what we wrote in January 2013:
It’s easy for dullards to see Hillary, Bill, and Barack as one corrupt whole. But that is shadowbox analysis and you do not win boxing shadows. For Republicans to win, or Obama opponents to win it is imperative to see beyond the shadows and tackle the shadow making machinery and players.
What do we mean by all this? We mean that most Republicans, conservatives, and otherwise sane Obama opponents assume Hillary Clinton will be the next nominee of the Obama Dimocrat party and that Barack Obama will do everything to get Hillary the nomination because (a) he owes his reelection to Bill Clinton’s oratorical skills and Hillary Clinton’s silence; (b) some sort of deal was worked out with Bill to secure Hillary the nomination and the presidency. This is all wrong.
Barack Obama and his minions will do everything in their power to destroy Hillary Clinton and make sure she does not get the nomination in 2016 let alone the presidency.
There is no way that the crazed Obama left is going to go back to the hated paradigm of clinton-bush-clinton-bush interrupted by Obama for clinton-bush years. The crazed left minions might think they love Hillary Clinton now, but wait until their overlords decide they will oppose Hillary and the minions will fall back into the Hillary hate line.
Ol’ “Serpenthead” Carville has woken up to what we wrote so long ago. Carville now accepts that the Left will attack Hillary and not have her pillows fluffed:
This is very good. Hillary better wake up. Big Media is not about to help Hillary in any way let alone in the overwhelming way Big Media helped Obama – by ignoring scandals and attacking anyone that noted the scandals. The Big Media that never looked for and has forgotten all those missing Obama records is not going to help Hillary.
Anyone remember those Obama legislative records that would speak to Obama’s relationship with Antoin “Tony” Rezko? Did state legislator Obama get calls from freezing tenants trapped in Rezko’s tenements that Obama helped Rezko purchase? We never found out because Big Media ignored the Obama scandals and anyone who raised questions was a “racist”.
We’re all for openness and think present day public officials need to be forced to comply with the law. That applies to Hillary. That applies to Menendez. But the law, openness and forced transparency should apply to all fairly.
We are all for openness and all those goody-goody concepts. But goody goody concepts when applied coercively are corrosive to law. Consider that crook Senator Bob Menendez of crooked state New Jersey. “Recall the indictment of the late Senator Ted Stevens in the middle of his re-election campaign in 2008. His conviction was set aside after a judge found the prosecution had withheld ‘significant’ exculpatory evidence.”:
The timing of the Menendez charges is also politically suspicious. The Senate Democrat is a leading critic of Mr. Obama’s foreign policy on Russia, Cuba and Iran. Mr. Obama recently accused critics of his Iran diplomacy of bowing to their political donors—that is, to Jewish Americans. According to the New York Times, Mr. Menendez rose at a private meeting of Democratic Senators to tell the President he was personally offended by those remarks. The negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program are coming to a head this month, and it doesn’t hurt the President if a prominent critic is operating under an ethical cloud.
All of which is to say that it’s important to look closely at the evidence and charges in this case and test them before a jury. This Justice Department deserves to be treated with as much doubt as any New Jersey politician.
Is Menendez a crook? As with any politician our immediate response is “Yup! Hang the bastard from the lampposts to teach the whole lot of them that here the people rule and their days of being the ruling class lording it over all of us, exempt to the laws they write for us to obey, apply to them too.” But then we look at the timing of this indictment and we fully understand that Menendez is a crook about to be punished by bigger and more lethal crooks. So we pause. Put down the rope. Wave it at the prosecutors instead.
Will Hillary learn? Will we be listened to? Old time Hillary Hater pretend friend Gail Sheehy is whoring for Warren. Joe Biden is all ginned up to run in more ways than one. Martin O’Malley is tuning up attacks on Hillary’s licenses for illegal immigrants position. Drumbeats for Michelle Obama have begun. Will Hillary learn?
Yeah, we love this squirrel because it might wake Hillary up. But while the squirrel is center stage the real email scandal remains in the shadows backstage. Mark Levin thinks he sees the real email scandal:
“This is an Obama scandal,” Levin said of the firestorm over Clinton’s use of a private e-mail. Levin cited former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s use of an email under the the pseudonym “Richard Windsor” and former Deputy EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe’s use of private email during his time at the EPA, and Justice Department stonewalling of public records requests.
Levin continued, “This is an Obama scandal, Hillary, yes, no question. But it is an Obama administration scandal, it is happening in department after department and agency after agency, and the entire purpose is to prevent us, the American people, from finding out what’s going on in our own government.
Levin’s flashlight is lighting up the wrong dark corners. There is a real email scandal that is being lost to the detriment of the nation.
Several years ago we wrote that it was impossible to deny that, like a thieving clerk whose “mistakes” fall in the same direction – which is to short change customers, Barack Obama always makes decisions that benefit Muslim terrorists over American security and power. Victor Hanson makes the same observation today. For us this is the real email scandal the nation confronts:
How America Was Misled on al Qaeda’s Demise
The White House portrait of a crumbling terror group is contradicted by documents seized in the bin Laden raid.
In the early-morning hours of May 2, 2011, a small team of American military and intelligence professionals landed inside the high white walls of a mysterious compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The team’s mission, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, had two primary objectives: capture or kill Osama bin Laden and gather as much intelligence as possible about the al Qaeda leader and his network. A bullet to bin Laden’s head accomplished the first; the quick work of the Sensitive Site Exploitation team accomplished the second.
It was quite a haul: 10 hard drives, nearly 100 thumb drives and a dozen cellphones. There were DVDs, audio and video tapes, data cards, reams of handwritten materials, newspapers and magazines. At a Pentagon briefing days after the raid, a senior military intelligence official described it as “the single largest collection of senior terrorist materials ever.”
The United States had gotten its hands on al Qaeda’s playbook—its recent history, its current operations, its future plans. An interagency team led by the Central Intelligence Agency got the first look at the cache. They performed a hasty scrub—a “triage”—on a small sliver of the document collection, looking for actionable intelligence. According to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the team produced more than 400 separate reports based on information in the documents.
Massive stores of intelligence captured! Proof of the value of the seized materials in 400 separate reports produced by the C.I.A.! So what happened then? What was done with the treasure trove of emails and documents captured from the dark Hell of Bin Laden’s lair?:
But it is what happened next that is truly stunning: nothing. The analysis of the materials—the “document exploitation,” in the parlance of intelligence professionals—came to an abrupt stop. According to five senior U.S. intelligence officials, the documents sat largely untouched for months—perhaps as long as a year.
Well, not exactly “nothing” was done:
The White House provided 17 handpicked documents to the Combatting Terror Center at the West Point military academy, where a team of analysts reached the conclusion the Obama administration wanted. Bin Laden, they found, had been isolated and relatively powerless, a sad and lonely man sitting atop a crumbling terror network.
It was 2012. Six months before the election. Treasure trove be damned. Obama withheld valuable national security emails, documents, analysis, in order to be reelected. A Muslim mole agent could not have done more harm to American security than Obama wreaked:
It was a reassuring portrayal. It was also wrong. And those responsible for winning the war—as opposed to an election—couldn’t afford to engage in such dangerous self-delusion.
“The leadership down at Central Command wanted to know what were we learning from these documents,” says Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, according to the transcript of an interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier for a coming Fox News Reporting special. “We were still facing a growing al Qaeda threat. And it was not just Pakistan and Afghanistan and Iraq. But we saw it growing in Yemen. We clearly saw it growing still in East Africa.” The threat “wasn’t going away,” he adds, “and we wanted to know: What can we learn from these documents?”
After a pitched bureaucratic battle, a small team of analysts from the Defense Intelligence Agency and Centcom was given time-limited, read-only access to the documents. The DIA team began producing analyses reflecting what they were seeing in the documents.
At precisely the time Mr. Obama was campaigning on the imminent death of al Qaeda, those with access to the bin Laden documents were seeing, in bin Laden’s own words, that the opposite was true. Says Lt. Gen. Flynn: “By that time, they probably had grown by about—I’d say close to doubling by that time. And we knew that.”
This wasn’t what the Obama White House wanted to hear. So the administration cut off DIA access to the documents and instructed DIA officials to stop producing analyses based on them.
Like the Rezko documents, like his entire history, Obama disappeared these national security documents. National security was sacrificed to reelect Obama. The real email scandal:
Even this limited glimpse into the broader set of documents revealed the problems with the administration’s claims about al Qaeda. Bin Laden had clear control of al Qaeda and was intimately involved in day-to-day management. More important, given the dramatic growth of the terror threat in the years since, the documents showed that bin Laden had expansion plans. Lt. Gen. Flynn says bin Laden was giving direction to “members of the wider al Qaeda leadership team, if you will, that went all the way to places like West Africa where we see a problem today with Boko Haram and [al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb], all the way back into the things that were going on in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Bin Laden advised them on everything from specific operations in Europe to the types of crops his minions should plant in East Africa.
To date, the public has seen only two dozen of the 1.5 million documents captured in Abbottabad. “It’s a thimble-full,” says Derek Harvey, a senior intelligence official who helped lead the DIA analysis of the bin Laden collection.
You want a national security scandal? You want documents? You want to know how to stop this?:
There is a real email scandal. It’s the hidden Osama bin Laden emails. Barack Obama hid and hides bin Laden’s communications and we still have not heard Big Media demand Obama explain why the emails and documents have been hidden.
Bob Menendez, after years of questions, find himself about to be indicted. He spoke out against Iran in the same way Hillary did when she threatened to “obliterate” Iran. Menendez will be lynched, not for his corruptions, but to save Iran. Hillary will be obliterated to save Iran.
In the bin Laden email/documents treasure trove the link between Iran and Al Quaeda and ISIS is exposed. The documents will remain hidden from the American public. Iranian Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama smile – their email scanal is safe.