Hillary Clinton Becomes O.J. Simpson As Comey FBI Skips And @RealDonaldTrump In NC Says #RiggedSystem

Withhold your judgment as the fireworks explode today. The opinion of most of our readers, Republicans and Democrats won’t matter. Our opinion on what happened today when F.B.I. Director James Comey announced he will not recommend charges be filed against Hillary Clinton in regards to her private server and emails won’t matter. The final judgment will come from the independent voters. Think O.J. Simpson.

O.J. Simpson… we don’t have to recall that sordid case in all its bloody details. The bottom line was that O.J. Simpson, currently in jail, escaped a guilty judgment in court but the public opinion was that it was O.J. Simpson that sliced his wife and Goldman. Unlike O.J. Simpson, for Hillary Clinton public opinion is everything. The opinion of independents will be paramount. The evidence from today puts us back in O.J. Simpson Brentwood:

FBI recommends no charges against Clinton in email probe

But Comey scolds Clinton and her aides for ‘extremely careless’ handling of highly classified information.

“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is information that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” Comey told reporters in Washington, D.C., noting that the probe has found that the former secretary of state used several different email servers and numerous devices during her time in office.

Even so, Comey added later, “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before deciding whether to bring charges.” [snip]

While the FBI’s recommendation not to bring charges removes a significant hurdle in the way of Clinton and her presidential campaign, the presumptive Democratic nominee is likely to continue facing questions about her use of private email until November and beyond.

Comey’s decision to pepper his remarks with an array of judgmental language directed at Clinton and her aides provided plenty of fodder for Republicans eager to drive home with voters the former secretary of state’s trustworthiness problem.

Still, Republicans quickly denounced the decision by Comey, who was appointed to his current role by President Barack Obama in 2013 and had been appointed to his prior roles by George W. Bush.

The system is rigged. General Petraeus got in trouble for far less. Very very unfair! As usual, bad judgment,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning, making reference to the disgraced former CIA director who resigned in the wake of an extramarital affair with his biographer with whom he had shared classified information.

Trump reiterated his claims of a rigged system in a subsequent tweet. “FBI director said Crooked Hillary compromised our national security. No charges. Wow! #RiggedSystem,” he wrote. [snip]

Some of the findings contradicted statements from Clinton’s camp, which has long sought to downplay the seriousness of the probe and of the classified information on Clinton’s private server.

Those “contradictions” are fodder for Trump2016:

Of the 30,000 emails Clinton turned over to the State Department in 2014, Comey announced that 110 emails in 52 separate chains had been determined to contain classified information “at the time they were sent or received,” contradicting Clinton’s claim that she neither sent nor received information that was deemed classified at the time. Of those, he continued, eight included “Top Secret” information, while 36 chains had “Secret” information at the time it was received, and eight contained “Confidential” information, the lowest level of classification.

“None of these emails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these emails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at departments and agencies of the U.S. government — or even with a commercial service like Gmail,” Comey said.

In addition to those emails, Comey continued, another 2,000 were “up-classified” to make them “Confidential” after they had already been sent.

“But even if information is not marked ‘classified’ in an email, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it,” Comey said.

The battle for public opinion is on. We wonder what Martha Stewart is thinking today. We know what Rudy Giuliani believes:


FBI Director Comey will not recommend criminal charges in this case although he stated that in other cases with similar circumstances charges might be filed (“To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences.”) There might be civil charges. Today another firecracker exploded:

On the same day that the FBI announced that the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server is likely to conclude without any charges, a federal appeals court issued a ruling that could complicate and prolong a slew of ongoing civil lawsuits over access to the messages Clinton and her top aides traded on personal accounts.

In a decision Tuesday in a case not involving Clinton directly, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that messages contained in a personal email account can sometimes be considered government records subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. [snip]

At least one federal judge handling a FOIA suit focused on Clinton’s emails said last month he was watching to see how the D.C. Circuit ruled in the dispute involving Obama science adviser John Holdren and an account he kept on a server at the non-profit Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts. [snip]

While the opinions in the case make no mention of Clinton or her private server, it seems evident that all three appeals judges involved are aware of the obvious analogy.

“If a department head can deprive the citizens of their right to know what his department is up to by the simple expedient of maintaining his departmental emails on an account in another domain, that purpose is hardly served. It would make as much sense to say that the department head could deprive requestors of hard-copy documents by leaving them in a file at his daughter’s house and then claiming that they are under her control,” Judge David Sentelle wrote in an opinion joined by Judge Harry Edwards. [snip]

While it’s difficult to predict exactly how the appeals court’s decision will affect the ongoing Clinton-related FOIA litigation, the ruling seems likely to bolster efforts by conservative groups to press for more answers from Clinton, her aides and the State Department about how her private server system was set up, why it wasn’t searched in response to FOIA requests and how Clinton’s lawyers determined that about 32,000 messages in her account were purely personal.

The fight for public opinion will be a free fire zone for Donald J. Trump. At some point soon the FBI agents and prosecutors who wanted an indictment will begin to leak information. It won’t be pretty.

Donald J. Trump’s campaign message to Make America Great Again is premised in part on the idea that the system is rigged and protects the powerful. Donald Trump, fairly or unfairly, will use today’s Comey recommendation to appeal to public opinion and unite Republicans behind him. As we know from the recent Brexit fight in Merry Ol’ England the public is in a fury over the rigged system abroad and elections don’t go the way they were rigged. Here at home, the public is in a fury too as we have seen in 2010 and 2014 and most recently with the ascent of Donald Trump to the GOP nomination.

Bernie Sanders supporters might understand what Trump is talking about:

Sanders supporters melt down over FBI’s Clinton decision

(CNN)It’s not only Donald Trump and Republicans expressing their indignation at the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified materials on a private email server.


The battle for public opinion is on. The evidence will flow:

FBI Says Hillary Clinton Claim on Reading Emails Was False

Her staff gave reporters information the FBI found to be untrue

The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email uncovered evidence that her spokesman gave reporters false information in 2015 about the process lawyers used to sort personal emails prior to deletion.

Clinton press secretary Nick Merrill previously told TIME that her attorneys had individually read every email to determine if it was a government document or personal correspondence. “Every one of the more than 60,000 emails were read. Period,” Merrill wrote in one email to a TIME reporter dated March 14, 2015.

The FBI concluded that this claim was false.

FBI Director Comey Obliterated These Hillary Talking Points:

Clinton talking point No. 1: Her emails were not classified [snip]

Clinton talking point No. 2: She returned all work-related emails [snip]

Clinton talking point No. 3: Classified emails were not “marked” classified [snip]

Clinton talking point No. 4: She took the security of her email system seriously [snip]

Clinton talking point No. 5: It was a “security review” rather than a criminal investigation [snip]

Clinton talking point No. 6: Her lawyers read through all of her emails

In the battle for public opinion Donald J. Trump can explode fireworks while Hillary2016 has a lot of ‘splaining to do:

It was good news for Clinton, but Comey’s statement was full of bad news, too. Clinton and her team “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” Comey said.

Here is what the FBI found:

She sent and received classified information [snip]

Some emails have been lost [snip]

Her email might have been hacked

Today, Hillary Clinton campaigned with Barack Obama in battleground North Carolina. Tonight (6:30 EDT), Donald J. Trump campaigns with firework oratory in North Carolina. The battle for public opinion is on.

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121 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Becomes O.J. Simpson As Comey FBI Skips And @RealDonaldTrump In NC Says #RiggedSystem

  1. Foxyladi14 posted this a day or two ago, via McClatchy:

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article87312972.html

    Indicted or not indicted, Clinton could lose politically

    WASHINGTON

    No matter how the FBI investigation into the handling of sensitive information on Hillary Clinton’s personal computer server ends, it likely will hurt her presidential bid.

    If she is indicted, she will face further questions about her honesty and perhaps even calls for her to step aside. If she isn’t indicted, as many legal experts predict, critics will accuse the Obama administration of letting her escape charges merely because they want her to win the White House. [snip]

    However it is concluded, events this week underscored anew that Clinton is likely to emerge scarred. A new controversy over the Obama administration’s handling of the case and Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s refusal to hand it over to a special prosecutor far removed from the White House served as a reminder that critics would always say that political favoritism toward Clinton tainted any decision to clear her. [snip]

    None of Clinton’s emails was marked as classified during her tenure, State Department officials say, but intelligence officials say some material was clearly classified at the time. [snip]

    A report by the State Department inspector general determined that her email arrangement violated State Department rules, that she did not seek permission for the setup and that her was shut down at least once because of fears it had been hacked.

    Clinton failed to hand over all her work emails, despite being asked to do so repeatedly. She said she is unable to access emails she sent or received in her first two months as secretary of state because her emails were not yet being captured on her server. And in recent weeks, several new batches of emails have come to light that she did not turn over.

    Legal experts say investigators could be looking into potential violations of Section 1924 of Title 18, which deals with the unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material, or even the Espionage Act, which makes it a crime for anyone “through gross negligence,” to allow the loss, theft or removal of classified information or fails to promptly report such mishandling to his superior.

    Abbe Lowell, a defense attorney who has represented a slew of public officials, including governors and members of Congress, said cases like this are conducted by line agents and prosecutors who he said are as “independent and zealous as they can be.”

    “This is a big case for them,” he said. “If a political appointee quashed it, there would be hell to pay.”

  2. OK, so I was wrong about indictment. However, I don’t believe for a minute that Bill meeting Lynch had anything to do with it. Comey is a republican and he , imho, wanted to indict but felt he could not prove intent. Trump now has a lot of talking points that Comey laid out and other republicans will rally around. Trump controls his destiny as the race is now essentially tied and you have a pretty scathing statement about the use of the private server being horrible judment, just short of gross negligence. Hillary’s trust problems just got a lot bigger. I am not shy about predicting and I honestly thought the last few weeks Hillary would win by 5-9%. I am predicting this will be a very tight race and I give Trump a 45% chance of winning.

  3. Admin: I posted this on the last thread. At that time, I worried the Rudi might punt for other reasons, primary among those being that Comey worked for him. But as your post shows, Rudy did not pull his punches and wondered aloud what Jim was smoking. More likely Jim got smoked, by the brilliance of Bill Clinton. Lynch is off the hook but Comey is mortally wounded. His peers are piling on him–as I predicted the minute I heard the news. This was an easy call. What I could not have expected was the he would trap himself the way he did by changing the statute and saying no prosecutor in his right mind would have brought this case:
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    wbboei
    July 5, 2016 at 5:28 pm
    Comey basically said Hillary is too stupid, thick-headed, reckless, and ignorant to be president. Her staff are ass-kissers who can’t keep her out of trouble so add in poor judge of character. Comey is a stooge and not of the “untouchable” variety, and fatso Lynch was probably the conduit of the “you blackmail me I will blackmail you” Mexican standoff between Bill and Obama. Comey’s recitation of her crimes and treason was his pathetic attempt to salvage his honor and reputation. No dice Comey. You resign dude. But the tape will make great political ads. Just another filthy day in DC. Lucky Trump.
    ——–
    Correct.

    And thank you for agreeing with me about Comey, because until this he was the one public figure everyone trusted.

    I think McCarthy fired a torpedo that hit Comey–twice he calls him his friend– broadside and now his reputation is taking on water faster than the pumps can’t handle, and the ship is listing badly.

    He too was stupid here.

    He did not need to invent the additional element of intent, subverting to the will of congress, which was to sweep under the statue not only intentional violations but those stemming from gross negligence as well.

    He did not need to say no reasonable prosecutor would prosecute, obviously many would. Joe Di Genowa and his wife would have prosecuted–he was the US Attorney for Washington DC, Andy McCarthy would have–he was the assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, an old friend of mine who was US Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania would have, and I believe Guliani would have, but he may not say so now for unrelated reasons.

  4. “Jim’s” decision is as hard to justify as it is easy to explain.

    Its the John Roberts phenomenon all over again.

    People expect the vaunted public figures to follow the law.

    And they blather about the law themselves til hell won’t have it any more.

    And they are puffy about it.

    But when the political heat is on, the law means nothing to them.

  5. Big media will claim that she was investigated because she was a woman and the refusal to indict proves this was all a big political stunt. And 51% of the public will believe him, and that she is much nicer than Donald and when her husband sported a shiner it was because of swinging doors and flying buttresses and flying bats. Big media pollsters will raise that 51% to 75% and watch their real estate values climb into the stratosphere. Who said crime does not pay. It may not pay elsewhere, but in Washington it is coin of the realm and why we should surrender all political power to Washington.

  6. JB..

    There are no Republican’s or Democrats, just us bs them, the globalists. ..Therefore your assessment of Comey being a Republican and not being able to make a case based on “intent” is way off..
    The law, as you well know, does not need to prove intent, it doesn’t care about intent, this was a case of National Security.

  7. “We are pleased that the career officials handling this case have determined that no further action by the Department is appropriate,” spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement.

    “As the secretary has long said, it was a mistake to use her personal email and she would not do it again. We are glad that this matter is now resolved.”
    —-
    Pleased as punch they are.

    Now that that is behind us we can focus on the campaign, with no further distractions.

    The Republicans lost and they need to stop whining about it.

    I intend to take no further questions on this.

    My goal is to bring in a floodtide of illegals, and nothing will stand in my way.

  8. Mrs.ET Cokie Roberts asked Hillary what is your advice to your Republican colleagues

    Hillary responds: I won, they lost, all fair and square. They need to get over it. This is exactly what the country hates–a retrograde party that makes a lot of noise and always loses. When I become president I and my big media accomplices will make sure they become more disciplined.

  9. Jim Webb hates the obamademocratic party…which turned out to be the same clintondemorcratic party !!!

    Who knew?

  10. With big media cheering this decision all the way to the bank, I have got to believe she will get a 10 point bump out of this very positive news. She has been proven innocent. Comey is a fair man. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty–except with the IRS if you can get them out of those bathtubs full of gin on those taxpayer sponsored junkets to Las Vegas long enough to notice. And Hillary has not been indicted, in fact her friends decided she would not be indicted, therefore she has been proven innocent. And anyone who claims that a failure to indict is no proof of innocence is a misogynist or a Republican. Question: what rule of law? Anymore it is all just politics. Comey however is to be congratulated for setting a precedent that will make it impossible to prosecute people under these statutes. Another Frank Capra happy ending.

  11. gonzotx
    July 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm
    Jim Webb hates the obamademocratic party
    ————
    For Jim and the rest of us, there comes a point where you cannot hold it in any longer. You just have to puke.

  12. First there was Blackstone who laid down the law.

    Then there was Commie who gave us the new paradigm:

    A dead body + a smoking gun?

    Yes.

    But no reasonable prosecutor would indict on that evidence.

    We need to know the intent of the shooter.

  13. Last week or so when Lynch said she would accept the recommendation of the FBI to prosecute or not was the tip off of the set-up. The FBI doesn’t prosecute. Prosecutors prosecute not law enforcement. If federal law enforcement is now going to decide who to prosecute why do we need a DOJ or federal prosecutors? Just hire lawyers to present a case as determined by law enforcement. It is supposed to be a two tier system, checks and balances. Evidence gathering by law enforcement and then prosecutors review and decision to prosecute or not.

    Not only did Clinton/Obama pull out all the stops, they have undercut the independence and integrity of the FBI. Comey is the fall guy, not Lynch which is her DUTY to make those decisions, but she is of the inner circle, Clinton said she would like her to continue as Attorney General. Now we know why? She shirks her duty and throws others under the bus for political expediency and her own worthless hide. Now the DOJ is supposed to rule after Attorney General Fatso Flunky has already determined that Comey is the goat. There really is two systems of justice in the United States. One for them and one for the rest of us.

  14. At his rally in Raleigh, NC, Trump just accused Hillary of offering Lynch a bribe when he mentioned that she might consider keeping Lynch as AG in her administration, especially since Lynch has to make the final decision on whether or not to indict her.

  15. Trump is right Tony…it was a bribe, one delivered by Bill On The tarmac…

    You know, which hillary had no idea was happening until she read of it in the dailys, 2 days later…

  16. Yeah, it’s so obvious now in light of recent events what just happened on that tarmac.

  17. Comey handed Trump so many talking points that kept Trump really busy in his rally today just trying to cover all of them.

  18. Imagine how hard b it must be to squeeze your plane into one of there that runway thingofmajimmys?

    Geez, that Bill was one lucky kind of guy, and to think of all the updating about their grandchildren they had to do.
    Dang gumit, one lucky kind of guy that Bill.

  19. Tony, media won’t cover it anyway, he’s just a racist, bad loser republican…nothing there, just move on…

  20. This video taped interview with Roger Stone–the alter ego of the Trump campaign, provides the BEST expose there is on the two families who dominate our politics, and are sacrificing the American middle class on the altar of globalism. The host of the interview Stefan Molyneux is superb as well. He is a world class thinker, and he lets Roger talk, whereas others like Alex Jones have a bad habit of cutting him off. It begins with a focus on Huma, but it flares out from there and touches all aspects of the campaign strategy.

  21. The most striking aspect of the Commie decision–the one that proves corruption, was his stark declaration that a reasonable prosecutor WOULD NOT INDICT on this evidence. Frankly, a reasonable prosecutor, one who believed justice was blind and the national security interests of the United States are paramount WOULD NOT HESITATE TO INDICT on this evidence. The further attempt to insert intent into the elements of the crime, contravened the will of congress, and prejudiced all future attempts to prosecute under those statutes. Even if he was inclined to yield to political pressure and risk the fall out he could have worded his carefully worded statement far more carefully, and escaped a rebuke by colleagues and judges across the land. If you believe that he is an honest man, and many who knew him did, then the explanation must lie elsewhere. You may or may not recall the information I received that a full blown investigation into the Clinton Global initiative would be embarrassing to certain allies, would reveal alliances which are best kept quiet, and that Hillary is holding this threat over the investigators, and that she is refusing to disclose the deals she made and Bill has forgotten most of them that he made because of his diminished mental state, then the Comey response makes some sense. Otherwise, it is a mystery why he would word his statement that way. Certainly the no reasonable prosecutor line gives the Clinton campaign a rebuttal argument against the findings of fact, and an argument that we should move on. But I doubt that is all there was do it, in effect splitting the baby.

  22. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article87827607.html

    Now it’s left to voters to settle whether the finding by FBI Director James Comey that no criminal charges are merited will put an end to the controversy.

    In focus groups in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Florida throughout this year, McClatchy found that the emails kept coming up among undecided voters. While most people were not familiar with the emails’ contents, they thought this much: They were stark evidence that Clinton was arrogant and untrustworthy.

    The question now: Does Comey’s exoneration counter that view, even though the FBI found that Clinton and her aides “were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information”? [snip]

    Comey, though, left skeptics with plenty of fodder: Notably, that 110 emails sent or received on Clinton’s private server contained classified material. He said seven of those were classified at one of the highest possible levels, Top Secret/Special Access Program.

    “There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position . . . should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation,” Comey said.

    That sort of finding is likely to hurt the former secretary of state. “It plays right into the perception that Clinton is not trustworthy,” said Tobe Berkovitz, a former media consultant who’s now an associate professor of advertising at Boston University.

    That’s especially true with a segment of voters that David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, calls the “haters” – the roughly 1 in 5 people who dislike both Clinton and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    Forty-four percent of them were undecided in a recent Paleologos poll.

    Paleologos thinks that many of those “haters” were Republicans who were having trouble warming to Trump. As Republicans maintain a drumbeat of criticism of Clinton, pounding away at the idea that she can’t be trusted, Trump might benefit, he said.

    “People who dislike Trump aren’t as deeply rooted” in their opinion as those who dislike Clinton, Paleologos said.

  23. Three insights from Stone today. First the non indictment juxtaposed against the findings that negate her prior representations are a heavy burden to carry into a competitive election. Second this result will have an impact on the choice of vice president selection, now he needs a fighter more than before–someone who has the will and capacity to take both the Clintons and their big media enablers to the woodshed. And third, the city of Cleveland has caved in an granted permits. It is amazing how these media experts like the ones cited above couch their opinions in terms of what might happen. They would sound much more authoritative, convincing and convinced if the state the fact as a fact, as in will happen, and then the modifier at the end of the sentence in my opinion. I recall a very striking Republican woman who reminded who testified that way before congress in a hearing forty years ago. That is where I picked up the trick.

  24. While the world is focused on the disconnect between the findings and the conclusion, and Hillary operatives are declaring today as the best day of her career because she was not indicted and others are saying she was bought off and the globalists own Commie, Roger Simon offers an explanation which was more in line with my initial reaction to this decision, namely that it blocks any attempt by Obama to replace her with Biden which an indictment would have done and at the same time the detailed findings of gross negligence stand like a warning beacon to undecided voters on the fundamental issues of competence and trust. I told you he played fast and loose with the statute, offered a defense which no one believed and invited abuse from his colleagues, I went on to say, given all that the explanation for his behavior must lie elsewhere. And then there was the detailed points which exposed all her positions on the matter as lies. Roger points out that none of this would have occurred had he simply referred the matter to Lynch. Those findings would have been buried. Do note however he still calls Commie a coward, which is better than what his former boss and many US attorneys are calling him tonight, but perhaps the explanation does like there. If so then this is not the first time a trier of fact has been called upon to make a decision, and decided to split the baby. I know Johnson in the Senate and Chavetts in the House are calling for Commie (sp) to appear before Congress to explain his behavior. Perhaps we can get that Clarence Darrow of the House of Representatives, that Lion of the Benghazi investigation Howdy Duty Gowdy to put him through a hammer and tongs cross examination. . . . On second thoughts Chavetts, just stow it.
    —————
    I may be alone in saying this, but when the proverbial dust settles, James Comey may have hurt Hillary Clinton more than he helped her in his statement Tuesday concerning the Grand Email Controversy. He may have let her off the hook legally, but personally he has left the putative Democratic candidate scarred almost beyond recognition.

    By getting out in front of the Justice Department, the FBI director, speaking publicly in an admittedly unusual fashion, was able to frame the case in a manner that Attorney General Loretta Lynch in all probability never would have.

    Read this portion of Comey’s transcript and ask yourself how this person (Clinton) could ever serve successfully as president of the United States:

    Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. Prosecutors necessarily weigh a number of factors before bringing charges. There are obvious considerations, like the strength of the evidence, especially regarding intent. Responsible decisions also consider the context of a person’s actions, and how similar situations have been handled in the past.
    In looking back at our investigations into mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts. All the cases prosecuted involved some combination of: clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information; or vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct; or indications of disloyalty to the United States; or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.

    To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.

    SPONSORED

    Look at that last paragraph again, because, if the Republicans have any brains at all, they will be quoting it ad infinitum. “To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions.” What Comey is clearly saying (and leaving for us to “decide now”) is that–whether you agree with his decision not to indict or no (I don’t)—in a normal, real-world situation Clinton would face consequences, quite probably be demoted or even fired, certainly not promoted to the presidency of the United States, for what she did.

    Which brings me back to why Comey made this speech.

    Yes, I suppose he owed it to the public, as he indicated. But I wonder if the greater motivation was fear that Clinton would be completely exonerated, that she would skate away free once he passed the FBI decision on to the Justice Department. It’s hard to imagine Lynch speaking in public about how Clinton and her aides were “extremely careless” about national security, obvious though that was, or the high probability that the Clinton’s server, not to mention her cell phone (!), was hacked by foreign powers. There were also several new revelations, such as the surprising fact that there were actually multiple personal servers, not just one. This was prevarication of a high and deliberate order. (Remember how Hillary claimed Powell and Rice did the same thing? What complete and utter horse hockey.) And that her lawyers never actually read her emails before deleting them, relying on the subject lines (how to keep yourself out of trouble).

    The proximity of Comey’s statement to the Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch meeting on Lynch’s plane should also be noted and is potential grist for the mill for historians in the years to come.

    My purpose here is not to exonerate Comey. In all probability he was a more than a bit of a coward, looking for a way out. But that way out may prove to have powerful ramifications. A Hillary indictment, in all likelihood, would have meant a new and more scandal-free Democratic candidate, a Joe Biden perhaps, far more potent than the seriously wounded Clinton who now has even more explaining to do. It’s an endless case of be-careful-what-you-wish-for. And if we are to believe Judicial Watch (and I do), it’s only just begun:

    https://pjmedia.com/diaryofamadvoter/2016/07/05/did-comey-destroy-hillary-by-exonerating-her/?singlepage=true

  25. Email from Sen Bob Casey: “Hillary is perhaps the most qualified candidate to have run for President in my lifetime.”
    From the one who did all but wipe BHO’s behind in the 2008 primary and beyond.

  26. There is that voice in my head that’s says, “What difference does this make”..

    Maybe we are so far Down the rabbit hole of Globalization…it doesnt.

    Great Britain vote not withstanding. ..

  27. wbboei
    July 6, 2016 at 3:22 am

    Like you and Simon I thought after reading Comey’s transcript that he actually did the Dems a big dis-favor. He kept her in the race with no excuse to parachute in Biden and cut off the angry Bernie supporters. Hillary (as determined by Bill) HAD to have it resolved BEFORE the convention to prevent any stunts by the Obama White House. I still think Hillary capitulated in 2008 with a deal for 2016 that she was the candidate which is the only way that Obama won the nomination with super-delegates, rule rigging and ignoring the primary voters. All this “investigatin'”, “snippin'” and “dickin'” around was to STOP now per Bill. A deal is a deal or else. Thus the confrontation on the tarmac. And you know it was not a friendly.

    The timeline is very interesting. Short, compressed, reckless and desperate it started off Monday June 27 when Bill confronted old Loretta. And I don’t think he gave two shits who knew about it. He is out of office and disbarred, Loretta isn’t. On Friday July 1, after a week of spinning, lying and running around like a cornered rat, Loretta says she will “accept” the finding of the FBI. That ain’t their job but they are this weeks goat for this White House. Being this administration’s goat, Comey starts writing his “statement” on a holiday weekend while fuming. Sunday July 1 the NYT prints that Clinton would probably like Loretta to hang around as a lackey in the Clinton administration. This was reportedly said by Clinton’s staff and proves they are as stupid, arrogant, and unable to see conflicts of interest or the purpose of our legal system (other than to subvert it) as she is. Tuesday July 5, the beginning of a news cycle, Comey utters his swan song. Releasing jaw-dropping information he then ends it with a “she is a crook and gets away with everything”. She is also a perjurer to Congress. Hours later Clinton and Obama jet off for a rally and act like they are on speed okey-doking their heads off. Crisis averted for now. All in nine days.

    Hillary can’t function without Bill. She makes one horrible mess after another. If he croaks while she is president she is in shit creek. And he is not as good as he once was. I cannot but think he did his bit per a promise and now if she loses, well, she loses. Obama is another story. The insouciance with which they will sacrifice a man like Comey and the integrity of the FBI and our legal system is appalling.

  28. Mormaer
    July 6, 2016 at 8:15 am
    ——
    That makes perfect sense to me.

    The 2008 deal was in jeopardy, hence Bill’s intervention with Lynch.

    The push back on state election laws coupled with massive illegal immigration was part of the deal as well to cinch the 2016 and all succeeding elections to serve the globalist model.

    In a feminist culture which despises the alpha male, loves open borders, obsesses about the rape and micro-aggression on campus, is indifferent to radical Islam, and wants the federal government to be its sugar daddy, are the American People CAPABLE of seeing the danger?

    Trump is putting all the rational arguments before them, plus the vague contours of a path back from the apocalypse. But it takes effort to appreciate all this, and your typical Obama supporter was mentally lazy and easily seduced by bright shiny objects, and terrified by things that go bump in the night, which can only mean the jury is still out.

  29. LJ said.
    ______________________
    The job of the FBI is simple–conduct an investigation, gather facts and present the results of that investigation to the Prosecutor. It is NOT, I repeat NOT, the job of Comey or any other FBI Agent to recommend prosecution. That is a decision for the prosecutor, not Comey. It is incumbent on the FBI to stay clear of politics. But Comey clearly ignored that concept and waded into the cess pool of partisan politics and, in the process, chose to ignore the law and, in doing so, compromised justice.

  30. my two cents

    first…just who is doing the investigation of the conflict of interest and co-mingling of funds and influence between the Clinton Global Initiative and Hillary at the State Dept? Is that still going on? who is doing it? I do not hear on word about it in the press

    Gonzo…I think the opposite is true with the Dims…now they all ‘love and respect’ Comey and are trying to put repubs on the defense with their support of Comey, the ‘straight shooter’

    Wbboei…I do not think that Hillary will get a 10 point bounce out of this…no way

    bottom line the last week telegraphed to all the players what was going down…

    starting with Bill tweaking Loretta…then Loretta going all giggily with Capeheart to say she would never do such a silly thing again…

    the FBI leaks that Hillary will not be indicted…then suddenly the FBI meets with Hillary on the holiday weekend for a mere 3 1/2 hours…and puff…before you know it there is Comey standing there calling for ‘no indictment’

    …and then to cap it all off Air Force one is waiting on cue for Hillary and O to board and descend on the campaign trail to cheering crowds and O declares he is passing the torch to Hillary, who is the most qualified candidate in the history of the USA…Hillary glows and beams at O…

    Comey did not have the kahunas to bag the democratic nominee…and/or may have been strongly influenced not to do so…(sort of a Supreme Court Roberts play)

    imho…I concur, Comey is the fall guy…but not before going full throttle to INDICT Hillary Clinton in the court of public opinion…he did not go quietly into the night…

    He painstakedly listed and refuted all her lies…he went point for point against everything she has said and exposed her as a LIAR…and an extremely careless and incompetent LIAR at that…

    imo…Comey purposely listed much of what the opposition needs to bring her down…

    He built a momentum refuting her lies one by one and brought it to a crescendo with most people watching sitting there with a gasp thinking ‘OMG Comey is going to do it…he is going to recommend to indict her’…

    and then pulled Comey back and said ‘no prosecutor would take the case’

    wink, wink…the damage has been done…the FBI leaks will be coming…he did alot of the work for Hillary’s opposition…

    Hillary can ‘smile’ all she wants…the heat is on…

  31. Wbboei…I do not think that Hillary will get a 10 point bounce out of this…no way
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    I don’t either.

    But with an electorate ignorant enough to elect Obama twice and seal their own doom twice, nothing seems rational any more.

    I write things like that partly out of frustration and partly out of bitter experience.

  32. Comey to testify before Congress TOMORROW on email decision
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    Fucking stupid RINOs.

    They never know when to leave well enough alone.

    And they always fall on their swords.

    Spineless to the end.

    I really believe they have a death wish–not only for us, but for themselves.

  33. The Dims say they are the adults:

    http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/dnc-rnc-plan-645391

    JULY 5–The Democratic Party’s plan to crash this month’s Republican National Convention is heavy on gimmicks and stunts meant to highlight a possible “Trumpocalypse,” as well as to ridicule the presumptive GOP candidate’s purported spray tan, tiny fingers, and dog whistle proclivities.

    The Democratic National Committee’s “Counter Convention Plan Sketch” covers 22 pages and outlines the party’s activities in Cleveland, where the Republican convention begins July 18. Democratic operatives will launch their operation a week earlier, on July 11, to coincide with the opening of the RNC’s summer meeting.

    A copy of the plan was obtained by the hacker “Guccifer 2.0,” who breached party servers and made off with DNC financial records, e-mails, research reports, and other documents. In e-mails to TSG, “Guccifer 2.0” has claimed to be a Romanian “hacktivist,” though security researchers who have examined the DNC breach have said that the infiltration appears to be the work of a Russian espionage unit.

    The DNC plan notes that the party’s efforts in Cleveland will cost in excess of $800,000. In addition to 16 staffers on the ground, the party will have numerous surrogates available for media interviews and an RV to “serve as a mobile billboard” and green room. The plan was honed when the GOP field narrowed to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich. Subsequent updates focused primarily on “gimmicks” to ridicule Trump.

    One “live-staged” activity listed in the plan is a “Jerry Springer ‘Live’ fake show between Trump/Cruz/Kasich delegates.” While this stunt in not further described, the plan notes that, “Jerry said he wanted to be involved.” Springer, 72, is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati.

    DNC officials also plan to “infiltrate friendly union hotels and properties around the convention that Republicans will be patronizing to distribute ‘care’ packages” to those who will be sickened by Trump’s nomination.

    The plan also envisions a citywide strike by fast food workers, presumably over the fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. In the alternative, the strike could occur at “franchises around convention,” which will be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.

    On the morning the convention opens, the plan notes, Democrats will host a “Cereal & Bailey’s Breakfast,” a reference to RNC chair Reince Priebus’s claim that GOP party strife had not driven him to douse his Cheerios with Irish cream liqueur.

    The DNC plan lists other hokey proposed stunts, like:

    * A “Trumpocalypse Survival kit” tote bag with a barf bag, Tylenol, Alka Seltzer, and a clothespin “to hold nose while voting for Trump.”

    * The production of an eight-page “Trump Tabloid” designed to look like the New York Post. The paper–“ideal for dumping oppo” research on the developer–would include a Trump-penned advice column entitled “How to Talk to Women.”

    * Volunteers dressed as limousine drivers would go to the airport and meet arriving RNC members with “signs with messaging about Trump.”

    * The distribution of a “Go Trump Yourself” kit that includes spray tan, hair dye, a dog whistle, and “Tiny foam fingers/hand clappers.”

    * Attendees at a media lunch would be served food “from countries Trump has offended.” The menu would offer tacos and hummus and pita.

    * A Trump “Successful Businessman Starter Kit” would include a $40 million check from “your Dad” and a diploma from Trump University.

    * Producing milk cartons with the photos of the many GOP leaders who are skipping the convention.

    The plan’s “other ideas” section notes that volunteers and interns could get dressed as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and perform “Trump things.” Another idea is described as a “WH/Administration ask” for the provision of “topline surrogates/cabinet secretaries?” (16 pages)

    When Trump counters at the Philadelphia Dim convention the Dims will protest that he is not mature. The Dims opened the door and Trump will walk right in only stronger than their silliness.

  34. From your post on the Associated Press fact check, Foxyladi14:

    http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/588c1ba16f51484e8e0010b12b9e8b28/ap-fact-check-clinton-email-claims-collapse-under-fbi-probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Key assertions by Hillary Clinton in defense of her email practices have collapsed under FBI scrutiny.

    The agency’s yearlong investigation found that she did not, as she claimed, turn over all her work-related messages for release. It found that her private email server did carry classified emails, also contrary to her past statements. And it made clear that Clinton used many devices to send and receive email despite her statements that she set up her email system so that she only needed to carry one.

    FBI Director James Comey’s announcement Tuesday that he will not refer criminal charges to the Justice Department against Clinton spared her from prosecution and a devastating political predicament. But it left much of her account in tatters and may have aggravated questions of trust swirling around her Democratic presidential candidacy.

    A look at Clinton’s claims since questions about her email practices as secretary of state surfaced and how they compare with facts established in the FBI probe:

    CLINTON: “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material.” News conference, March 2015.

    THE FACTS: Actually, the FBI identified at least 113 emails that passed through Clinton’s server and contained materials that were classified at the time they were sent, including some that were Top Secret and referred to a highly classified special access program, Comey said.

    Most of those emails — 110 of them — were included among 30,000 emails that Clinton returned to the State Department around the time her use of a private email server was discovered. The three others were recovered from a forensic analysis of Clinton’s server. [snip]

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    CLINTON: “I never received nor sent any material that was marked classified.” NBC interview, July 2016.

    THE FACTS: Clinton has separately clung to her rationale that there were no classification markings on her emails that would have warned her and others not to transmit the sensitive material. But the private system did, in fact, handle emails that bore markings indicating they contained classified information, Comey said. [snip]

    “Even if information is not marked classified in an email, participants who know, or should know, that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it.”

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    CLINTON: “I responded right away and provided all my emails that could possibly be work related” to the State Department. News conference, March 2015.

    THE FACTS: Not so, the FBI found.

    Comey said that when his forensic team examined Clinton’s server it found there were “several thousand work-related emails that were not in the group of 30,000” that had been returned by Clinton to the State Department.

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    CLINTON: “I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for personal emails instead of two.” News conference, March 2015.

    THE FACTS: This reasoning for using private email both for public business and private correspondence didn’t hold up in the investigation. Clinton “used numerous mobile devices to view and send email” using her personal account, Comey said. He also said Clinton had used different servers.

    ___

    CLINTON: “It was on property guarded by the Secret Service, and there were no security breaches. … The use of that server, which started with my husband, certainly proved to be effective and secure.” News conference, March 2015.

    CLINTON campaign website: “There is no evidence there was ever a breach.”

    THE FACTS: The campaign website claimed “no evidence” of a breach, a less categorical statement than Clinton herself made last year, when she said there was no breach. The FBI did not uncover a breach but made clear that that possibility cannot be ruled out.

    “We assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal email account,” Comey said.

    He said evidence would be hard to find because hackers are sophisticated and can cover their tracks. Comey said his investigators learned that Clinton’s security lapses included using “her personal email extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related emails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries.” Comey also noted that hackers breached the email accounts of several outsiders who messaged with Clinton.

    Comey did not mention names, but a Romanian hacker who called himself Guccifer accessed and later leaked emails from Sidney Blumenthal, an outside adviser to Clinton who regularly communicated with her.

    ___

    CLINTON: “I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department.” News conference, March 2015.

    THE FACTS: Comey did not address Clinton’s reason for using a private server instead of a government one, but he highlighted the perils in routing sensitive information through a home server.

    The FBI found that Clinton’s personal server was “not even supported by full-time security staff like those found at agencies and departments of the United States government or even with a commercial email service like Gmail,” the director said.

    A May 2016 audit by the State Department inspector general found there was no evidence Clinton sought or received approval to operate a private server, and that she “had an obligation to discuss using her personal email account to conduct official business with their offices.” Courts have frowned on such a practice.

    In an unrelated case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the purpose of public records law is “hardly served” when a department head “can deprive the citizens of their right to know what his department is up to” by maintaining emails on a private system.

  35. How come we just heard about this news? We’ve never taken a liking to Gretchen and have written that she is “tightly wound up” as a reason. She seems like a nice lady but not our cup of tea. Still, why haven’t we or most Big Media reported this?:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/gretchen-carlson-files-sexual-harassment-suit-roger-ailes-article-1.2701073

    Ex-Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a shocking sexual harassment lawsuit against chairman and CEO Roger Ailes on Wednesday, alleging she was fired last month because she refused to sleep with the media big.

    The host of “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” left the network after 11 years when her contract expired on June 23.

    Carlson, 50, alleges that she was pushed out because she spurned Ailes’s sexual advances and complained about the treatment of women in the newsroom by their male co-workers.

    “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better,” the complaint accuses Ailes of telling the former Miss America last September.

    “Sometimes problems are easier to solve (that way).”

    The pervy powerhouse would also ogle her in his office and ask her to “turn around so he could view her posterior, and would comment on “certain outfits (that) enhanced Carlson’s figure” and make comments about her legs, the suit, filed in New Jersey Superior Court, says.

    “I’m sure you can do sweet nothings when you want to,” Ailes allegedly told her.

    He also embarrassed her by allegedly telling people in front of her at an event that he’d “slept” with “three former Miss Americas but not with her.”

    She said she tried to clear the air with Ailes in meeting in his office in September of last year, but the retaliation got worse after she rebuffed his advances. [snip]

    The suit says her problems started in 2009 while she was a co-host on the popular “Fox & Friends” morning show, and complained to brass that one of her co-hosts, Steve Doocy, “had created a hostile work environment by regularly treating her in a sexist and condescending way.”

    Doocy’s “severe and pervasive sexual harassment of Carlson” included “mocking her during commercial breaks, shunning her off air, refusing to engage with her on air, belittling her contributions to the show, and generally attempting to put her in her place by refusing to accept and treat her as an intelligent and insightful female journalist rather than a blond female prop,” the suit says.

    After Ailes found out she’d complained, he called her a “man hater” and “killer” and that she needed to “get along with the boys.”

    He then retaliated by decreasing her duties “and directing that she not be showcased at all,” the suit says. He then fired her from the show in 2013 “for her refusal to accede to sexual harassment and retaliation,” the filing says.

    She was then given a 2-3 p.m. solo show for less pay, even though her workload increased. She “continued to work diligently” while achieving “solid and consistent ratings increases up until the day she was terminated” in June, the suit says.

    In a statement Wednesday, Carlson said “Although this was a difficult step to take, I had to stand up for myself and speak out for all women and the next generation of women in the workplace.”

    The suit seeks unspecified money damages.

    “We believe that Mr. Ailes’ behavior toward Gretchen, as described in the complaint, speaks volumes about what she had to endure,” said one of her lawyers, Martin Hyman. “Opposing sexism and rejecting unwanted sexual come-ons should never cost a woman her job or subject her to disparagement and emotional anguish.”

    We’ll withhold judgement on this. It does seem to us however than Carlson wasn’t very good. Every time we caught her show we wondered how long she would be on air. The allegations also appear to us to be a bit made up, especially the Doocy portions. Doocy is no brain himself and maybe he simply thought Carlson was an airhead he didn’t want to bother with. The fact that Carlson was removed from Fox & Friends then given her own show – not thrown out – appears to be a stretch to claim sexual harassment.

  36. Mormaer
    July 6, 2016 at 8:15 am

    “Hillary can’t function without Bill. She makes one horrible mess after another. If he croaks while she is president she is in shit creek.”

    “And he is not as good as he once was.”

    Bill’s heart is NOT in Hillary’s election. You might have to drug him with sodium pentothal to admit it.. After all, she has silenced and sidelined him throughout this election to the land of Ir-relativity, planet, Mothball.

    “I cannot but think he did his bit per a promise and now if she loses, well, she loses.”

    Exactly, my thoughts. And he is off the hook without showing his hand.

    “Obama is another story. The insouciance with which they will sacrifice a man like Comey and the integrity of the FBI and our legal system is appalling.”

    As far as BO is concerned, he has no conscience and could care less about the downward trajectory of the country. ‘EVERYONE’ is subject to replacement, EXCEPT, himself. NOT his fault… His orders for Comey were given to him by his betters, his Globalist Bosses. (i.e. if he expects to have a job next year as President of the UN, he better follow their orders.)

    ……

    S
    July 6, 2016 at 11:00 am

    “Comey did not have the kahunas to bag the democratic nominee…and/or may have been strongly influenced not to do so…(sort of a Supreme Court Roberts play)”

    Comey went down fighting, (for his life) outlining
    Hillary’s offenses one after the other leaving enough information for the public to decide her worthiness in the GE. For that, I believe he deserves credit..
    ……

    “…and then to cap it all off Air Force one is waiting on cue for Hillary and O to board and descend on the campaign trail to cheering crowds and O declares he is passing the torch to Hillary, who is the most qualified candidate in the history of the USA…Hillary glows and beams at O…”

    The photo of them standing on the stairway to AF1 was Hillary’s “Sally Fields” moment.. body language shouting.. “They/He Really Love Me”..
    When nothing could be further from the Truth.
    (no offense to Sally Fields.. at least she is an authentic person.)

  37. Some tech advice:

    To post a Youtube make sure the URL of the Youtube is surrounded by a space. It should look something like this:

    (space)
    Youtube URL
    (space)

    Without the spaces surrounding the Youtube URL (which is the line in the box at the very top of your screen. The URL line for Hillaryis44 is that http://www.hillaryis44 bit above.) only the URL will post but not the video. We’ve been doing our best to fix up faulty Youtube postings.

    As to Twitter, if you want to embed a Tweet it is fairly simple. First step is to click on the date of the tweet. That will take you to a separate page containing the tweet all by itself.

    Then look for three dots (…) below the tweet. Click on the three dots and choose what you want to do. If you want to embed the tweet, click on that option, then copy the embed code. It’s much simpler than it reads.

    Enjoy posting Youtubes and Tweets.

  38. I think Gretchen is much better than Doocy, IMHO. I’ve not liked Doocy since I discovered he has a grown son, Peter Doocy, who works as an on air reporter and occasional host also for FOX.

    I sincerely doubt Peter got the job without the help of his old man.

    Nepotism runs deep at FOX.

  39. http://www.mediaite.com/print/german-activist-admits-she-lied-about-rapists-ethnicity-to-avoid-more-hatred-against-migrants/

    Activist Admits She Lied About Rapists’ Ethnicity to Avoid ‘More Hatred Against Migrants’

    A German rape victim admitted in an interview with Der Spiegel that she lied about her rapists’ ethnicities because she wanted to avoid sparking a backlash against refugees.

    In January, Selin Gören was attacked by three men in the city of Mannheim and forced to perform a sex act. Gören, who works as a refugee activist and as spokeswoman of the left-wing organization Solid, told police her attackers spoke German and were a “mixed group” of foreigners and locals.

    But twelve hours later, Gören returned to the police to admit she lied; her attackers were all foreigners and they were actually speaking Arabic and Farsi.

    Gören explained she wanted to avoid the controversy caused when a group of migrants, reportedly of Arabic and North African origins, sexually assaulted and robbed over a hundred people on New Year’s Eve in Cologne. “What really hurts me is that it is a fact that the sexist and over the line incident that happened to me will inevitably lead to more aggression and racism,” she wrote on her Facebook page, in a now-deleted post.

    The Age of Fake. These “activists” refuse to see the truth even when it rapes them.

  40. admin

    July 6, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    From your post on the Associated Press fact check, Foxyladi14:
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    My question is: Why isn’t Hillary facing a perjury charge???

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    Doocy is very annoying…I have often wondered how he not only got that job, but how in the world he keeps it…he is so immature and his comments are silly…talk about goofy…

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    on another topic, not to mention Mika getting a quiet divorce and the best known secret that she and Joe S are a couple….eeeeewh…

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    Why or Why isn’t anyone asking or making hard statements about what the status of Bill and what CGI will be if Hillary becomes President…they cannot possibly believe that he will continue on with all his conflicts of interests and money grabs…

    frankly I think Bill’s passive aggressive behavior is to avoid anything that would conflict with the fun empire he has created…the king and his throne would not take kindly to having his power clipped…and then be subordinate to Hillary

    Hillary seems to think that Bill can just dance on at CGI and also take over and be in charge of the US economy…such a dreamer…

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    I actually gave Comey a lot of credit…if you read my comment in full…
    I said:

    Comey did not have the kahunas to bag the democratic nominee…and/or may have been strongly influenced not to do so…(sort of a Supreme Court Roberts play)

    imho…I concur, Comey is the fall guy…but not before going full throttle to INDICT Hillary Clinton in the court of public opinion…he did not go quietly into the night…

    He painstakedly listed and refuted all her lies…he went point for point against everything she has said and exposed her as a LIAR…and an extremely careless and incompetent LIAR at that…

    imo…Comey purposely listed much of what the opposition needs to bring her down…

    He built a momentum refuting her lies one by one and brought it to a crescendo with most people watching sitting there with a gasp thinking ‘OMG Comey is going to do it…he is going to recommend to indict her’…

    it goes on etc, etc..

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    foxy…that was a very thoughful article by Jared…

    probably too over the head for most Dims these days, based on the article Admin posted about the silly stuff they are preparing for the GOP convention…

    I had a sudden thought…hmmm Karma…

    Wouldn’t it be interesting if after the Dims make fools out of themselves at the GOP convention…that during the Dem Convention…the alleged Russian HACKERS come out with embarrassing and stunning info they hacked from Hillary and the Dims

    it would serve them right…

    they better watch what they wish for…and take a good look at themselves in the mirror…

  41. admin

    July 6, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    These “activists” refuse to see the truth even when it rapes them.
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    Leftists are mentally ill. Just complete realityphobes. Experience confounds their bullshit every day and they still won’t accept it.

  42. Age of Fake:

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/07/05/pbs-criticized-for-using-old-footage-in-live-broadcast-dc-fireworks.html?intcmp=hpbt4

    PBS criticized for using old footage in ‘live’ broadcast of DC fireworks

    Viewers of the broadcast of this year’s fireworks show in the nation’s capital noticed something strange.

    Despite overcast skies that muted the fireworks show for people viewing the display in Washington, viewers watching “A Capitol Fourth” at home on PBS had a clear view.

    Some took to social media to blast PBS for showing old footage during the live broadcast. They pointed out other tell-tale signs that the video wasn’t live, such as the shots of the U.S. Capitol’s dome without a scaffolding. The dome is currently undergoing a restoration project.

  43. Admin…FYI…I was listening to Charles Payne’s show earlier…a man I really like…and he had a panel on…one of the women was comparing Hillary to OJ Simpson…

    sounded familiar!!!

    I think you may have more readers than even you realize…

  44. S

    July 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm
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    on another topic, not to mention Mika getting a quiet divorce and the best known secret that she and Joe S are a couple….eeeeewh…

    oh how gross. I hadn’t heard that one. yuk.

  45. “I actually gave Comey a lot of credit…if you read my comment in full…”

    Yes you did and I agree with you. In your comment re Comey, was the implication he didn’t have the ‘nerve’ to recommend indictment. The seriousness
    of the charges leveled at Hillary had Comey gone against the orders given to him by Obama from higher ups (the ‘globalists’) would have forced Bill to play his Trump cards.

    What those cards are would be pure speculation. However, they have to be something pretty powerful that would have upended the Dems Convention on July 25 and possibly the GE if not resolved before the November election.

    My best guess is… the Trump cards Bill is holding are communications between BO and Hillary on the night of Sept 11 2012 regarding NOT sending air-support to Benghazi and how that situation would be handled the next day in a news briefing and also addressing the tragedy with the families.

    I think there is a lot more than meets the eye here involving Comey’s decision and the ramifications therof if he was able to control the situation himself. As it is, his decision NOT to indict is bringing about protests

    http://nypost.com/2016/07/05/organizers-planning-for-1-million-protesters-at-democratic-convention/

    Had he addressed the charges with a recommendation to indict; he would have set in motion one of Bill’s TRUMP cards as mentioned above. I can’t begin to imagine the reaction of the citizens of our country.. A powder keg ready to blow.

    The reality is, imho, ‘cajones’ are not part of Comey’s problem. It was a choice between the lesser of two evils.

  46. alcina
    July 6, 2016 at 7:51 pm
    S

    July 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm
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    on another topic, not to mention Mika getting a quiet divorce and the best known secret that she and Joe S are a couple….eeeeewh…

    oh how gross. I hadn’t heard that one. yuk.

    ——-
    Shakespeare said it best:

    Love is blind.

    In both cases.

    He could have added deaf, and dumb as well.

    And he would have if he had met either of them.

  47. admin
    July 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch: Clinton email investigation to be closed with no criminal charges.

    whew! good to know. for a moment there I thought she might be guilty…

  48. We wrote about Hillary2016 “Muddled Message Mess” years ago. Now this from The Hill:

    thehill.com/homenews/campaign/286336-hillary-struggles-with-going-big-in-campaign-message

    Hillary struggles with going big in campaign message

    Hillary Clinton is struggling to provide a clear rationale for her presidential candidacy, even after clinching the Democratic nomination and surging ahead of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in polls.

    Last week, at a joint appearance with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in Ohio, Clinton told the crowd that “we’ve got to go big and we’ve got to go bold” to fix the nation’s economy.

    But that was a rare moment of grandiosity. Mostly, Clinton’s campaign has seemed more cautious and prosaic than those of her rivals.

    Her main primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), inspired supporters by advocating a “political revolution” — a clarion call that helped him best Clinton among young voters, in particular.

    In the general election, Clinton can offer a depth of policy experience that far exceeds that of Trump, who has never held elected office. But she also has no slogan as simple and straightforward as his exhortation to “Make America Great Again.”

    It’s a failure that some Democratic insiders find perplexing.

    It’s not clear what the over-arching message is yet,” said New York-based Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf. “It is clear that being the anti-Trump has some value; it is clear that offering economic policy has some value. But there is no over-arching message.”

    Another Democratic strategist, who requested anonymity in order to speak with candor, put things more strongly.

    What’s her vision for the country? That’s the piece that I think they’ve got to articulate,” the strategist said. “Whether you like it or not, Donald Trump has a vision — I think it’s a scary one. But her message and her vision isn’t clear.” [snip]

    The most memorable slogan of this year’s effort is “I’m with her,” which provides a rallying point for her existing supporters but says little about where she intends to take the nation.

    “Obama Third Term” is the strategy now and that is a losing strategy.

  49. my goodness…Comey did not even interview Hillary and she was not even under oath

    He is not even sure how many people were present when they interviewed her

    what a scam

  50. Comey looked a lot like a broke down old drunk. Puffed up, bag-eyed, and red splotched. I bet his liver is a mess too. He can put away his fake integrity now. That charade is OVER. He needs to get lost in January.

  51. Evidently the, and I quote, “intimate” gathering for Hillary tomorrow in Scranton is not to capacity. I received a “do come” call earlier today. The invite says time TBD and place to be revealed at time of RSVP, but local TV spilled the beans about both last night. Sounds like a winner.

  52. Gowdy’s concluding remarks to Comey:

    “And my real fear is this, this is what [Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)] touched upon, this double tracked justice system rightly or wrong hey perceived this country, that if you are a private in the Army and you email yourself classified information, you will be kicked out but if you are Hillary Clinton and you seek a promotion to commander-in-chief, you will not be,” Gowdy concluded. “So what I hope you can do today is help the average person, the reasonable person you made reference to, the reasonable person understand, why she appears to be treated differently than the rest of us would be.”

  53. Tony,

    He had a choice, I don’t feel sorry for him unless they threatened to kill his family..

    And who, knows at this point, I think she is quite capable of that strategy.

  54. Evidently the, and I quote, “intimate” gathering for Hillary tomorrow in Scranton is not to capacity.
    ———-
    If it were to capacity then it could not be intimate.

    When Janet Reno ran for office, one supporter showed up. Only one. When asked about it, Reno replied, I am delighted. This will allow me to spend more quality time with my base.

  55. Mormaer
    July 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Comey looked a lot like a broke down old drunk. Puffed up, bag-eyed, and red splotched. I bet his liver is a mess too. He can put away his fake integrity now. That charade is OVER. He needs to get lost in January.
    —-
    I can imagine. He took everyone off the hook but himself. With Obama it is always the other way around. Comey tried to split the baby three ways. It did not work. As for Gowdy, he is a true marksman just as long as he has the fish in the barrel. He is phonier than a $3 bill. Or, as they say in golf a great back swing, but no follow through. How is this any different than Gowdy conducting a year long investigation and telling us he will not assess blame, that is up to the voters. See what I mean. The mouth of the south and no action, and a hypocrite besides. If the Republican strategist cannot see the advantage in this outcome he is blind.

  56. Yes Wbb, Gowdy has lost any credibility he ever had…
    I don’t think even Greta has him on anymore…

  57. Sorry was trying to open the utube video, not working anymore Admin, probably my phone, followed usual direction.

    If you could please open Admin…

  58. Comey was on the board at HSBC when they were busted for laundering cartel money. The Prosecuting at the time was Lynch.
    HSBC was also known for handling terrorist organization money.
    Comey was nominated to be Attorney General shortly right after.

    Follow the money, follow the money…

  59. Comey didn’t even interview Clinton, he wasn’t even there, asked no questions of the interviewing officers, there is no recorded transcription..

    Good job Comey…

  60. Obama gets off the plane attacking the police, and now we have this horrific tragedy in Dallas. Disgusting.

  61. Black lives matter protest in Dallas…of course…obama already tried the police in public court…asswipe…

    I get it, there were questionable shootings this week
    I dont have all of the story, the truth will come out at some point.

    But I wouldn’t be a police officer for any amount of money.

    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Protests-in-Dallas-Over-Alton-Sterling-Death-385784431.htmz usual these tgings will play out
    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Protests-in-Dallas-Over-Alton-Sterling-Death-385784431.html

  62. I hate that manchild…I really do!

    In any time of need he has split this nation, caused untold harm, murders…

    I hate this manchild…

  63. Absolutely correct. The most divisive President in modern times. Never seen such hate. And look how pathetic the MSM looks trying to start another summer of race riots and now have 3 officers dead and many injured. So angry and sad .

  64. Huge militant Black Muslim organization in Dallas, wonder if there is a connection.

    This seemed planned out…

  65. gonzotx
    July 7, 2016 at 9:38 pm
    Comey didn’t even interview Clinton, he wasn’t even there, asked no questions of the interviewing officers, there is no recorded transcription..

    Good job Comey…
    ———
    The FBI spent 20 hours interviewing Martha Steward

    At the Federal Office Building next to the Bureau of Prisons

    Over an SEC violation—insider trading . . . .

    The FBI spent 3 1/2 yours interviewing Hillary

    At her home in Chapeau

    Over the serial breach of national security

    Well, at least the pedophile and the gay man in the closet are happy

    But I certainly am not.

    Is insider trading more important than national security?

    To the FBI it is.

  66. Mr. No Reasonable Prosecutor Would Indict For The Serious Violations of National Security, The Gross Negligence and The Lies I have just described has become a national pariah. As for Martha Stewart, yes she was also a woman, but it was her misfortune that she was charged, prosecuted and imprisoned in a normal year rather than in The Year of The Woman, as Time Magazine has described it. And here I thought it was the Year of The Monkey, just like the seven years that preceded it, which just happen to coincide with the term of the big media beloved messiah–who is an organ grinder’s monkey, Soros being the organ grinder–squeezing Obama’s balls. Or was that The Year of The Rat?

  67. FWIW…I see very little in the news about CGI investigation

    http://dcwhispers.com/breaking-bill-clinton-didnt-meet-secretly-wag-lynch-hillary/
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    Hillary and Biden were supposed to meet with BLM to talk about police violence in Scranton today…among other things…obviously they had to cancel…talk about throwing fuel on the fire…is there nothing she will not exploit

    Karma does not seem to be going her way…

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    Donald was scheduled to talk to Hispanics groups in Miami at Cafe Versailles

    the local news interviewed a few Cubans and asked their reaction…most were open to him coming and interested in hearing what he had to say, a few stated they are voting for him…and a one man said he would be there to protest

    Donald has also cancelled the meeting…to be rescheduled

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    fyi…

    finally I am beginning to see cars with trump bumper stickers and I saw a big, wide flowing Trump banner sign in front of a nice home’s yard…all in blue, blue Broward…fwiw…

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