Sunday, October 30, 2016

Trump Campaign Manager: “We Can Never Get The Stench And The Stain Of The Clintons Off Of Us”

thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Oct 30th, 2016 

Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway went on with Howard Kurtz on Media Buzz on Sunday morning to discuss the current state of the race.
Conway told Howie the stench of the Clintons will be with us for a long, long time.
Kellyanne Conway: What we are reminded of is this cloud of corruption that always follows Hillary Clinton. And we are having this entire conversation about a renewed FBI investigation because Hillary Clinton did what she always does, put Hillary first… We can never get the stench and the stain of the Clintons off of us it turns out.
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‘Tired of her crap’: Truckload of manure dumped outside DNC headquarters unleashes tirade!

BizPac Review ^ | October 30, 2016 | Samantha Chang 

Something stinks in Warren County, Ohio!

A massive truckload of manure was dumped outside the Democratic headquarters in Warren County, and office personnel are furious.
[snip]
Bethe Goldenfield, chairperson of the Warren County Democratic Party, unleashed a volcanic tirade on Facebook, writing: “What reasonable person thinks this is OK???? I won’t be responding to anyone who thinks this is acceptable behavior. It is ILLEGAL!”
Security cameras recorded a truck dumping off a huge pile of manure outside the office at 12:03 a.m. on October 29. Police are investigating the incident, WLWT reported.
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Obama told us he’s honorable — but he’s just another liar!

nypost.com ^ | Oct. 30, 2016 | Kyle Smith 

At least President Obama is honest. Or so goes the common perception. He tried, maybe he made mistakes, the other side was mean to him, but through it all, he didn’t lie.


That view got smithereened this week. It was always hard to believe the president’s repeated claim that he didn’t know his own secretary of state was using an off-the-books e-mail server to avoid public scrutiny, in the process virtually guaranteeing that she would commit multiple felonies by taking classified information into the open.


Now we know Obama was lying. His own aides said so, in e-mails uncovered by WikiLeaks and made public this week.
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Anthony Weiner Gave FBI Permission To Search Devices, No Warrant Needed

Regated ^ | October 30, 2016 | Victor Smith 

Anthony Weiner is reported to have given the FBI permission to search his computers. No warrant necessary. Some speculate that Weiner may bring down the Clinton Campaign through a bargain deal.
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Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents!

Daily Mail UK ^ | 2016-10-30 | Ed Klein 

James Comey's decision to revive the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server and her handling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by mutinous agents in the FBI, including some of his top deputies, according to a source close to the embattled FBI director.

'The atmosphere at the FBI has been toxic ever since Jim announced last July that he wouldn't recommend an indictment against Hillary,' said the source, a close friend who has known Comey for nearly two decades, shares family outings with him, and accompanies him to Catholic mass every week.

'Some people, including department heads, stopped talking to Jim, and even ignored his greetings when they passed him in the hall,' said the source. 'They felt that he betrayed them and brought disgrace on the bureau by letting Hillary off with a slap on the wrist.'

According to the source, Comey fretted over the problem for months and discussed it at great length with his wife, Patrice.

He told his wife that he was depressed by the stack of resignation letters piling up on his desk from disaffected agents. The letters reminded him every day that morale in the FBI had hit rock bottom.

[...]

'The people he trusts the most have been the angriest at him,' the source continued. 'And that includes his wife, Pat. She kept urging him to admit that he had been wrong when he refused to press charges against the former secretary of state.
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Lessons Learned After 4 Years of Marijuana Legalization

www.learnaboutsam.org ^ | October 2016 | SAM-Smart Approaches to Marijuana 

... Colorado now leads the country in past-month marijuana use by youth, with Washington not much further behind. Other states that have since legalized marijuana occupy 4th place (District of Columbia) and 5th place (Oregon). States with lax “medical marijuana” laws occupy 2nd and 3rd place (Vermont and Rhode Island, respectively).


Additionally, as explained in greater detail below, the laws have had significant negative impacts on public health and safety, such as:

* Rising rates of pot use by minors
* Increasing arrest rates of minors, especially black and Hispanic children
* Higher rates of traffic deaths from driving while high
* More marijuana-related poisonings and hospitalizations
* A persistent black market that may now involve increased Mexican cartel activity in Colorado
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650,000 Emails Found On Anthony Weiner's Laptop: FBI Expects "Weeks Of Work Ahead"

Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden 


Yesterday, we reported that the FBI has found "tens of thousands of emails" belonging to Huma Adein on Anthony Weiner's computer, raising questions how practical it is that any conclusive finding will be available or made by the FBI in the few days left before the elections
Now, according to the WSJ, it appears that Federal agents are preparing to scour roughly 650,000 emails that, as we reported moments ago were discovered weeks ago on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, to see how many relate to a prior probe of Hillary Clinton’s email use, as metadata on the device suggests there may be thousands sent to or from the private server that the Democratic nominee used while she was secretary of state, according to people familiar with the matter.
As the WSJ adds, the review will take weeks at a minimum to determine whether those messages are work-related emails between Huma Abedin, a close Clinton aide and the estranged wife of Mr. Weiner, and State Department officials; how many are duplicates of emails already reviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and whether they include either classified information or important new evidence in the Clinton email probe, which FBI officials call “Midyear.”
And, as we further reported earlier today, the FBI has had to await a court order to begin reviewing the emails, because they were uncovered in an unrelated probe of Mr. Weiner, and that order was delayed for reasons that remain unclear.
More stunning is just how many emails were found on Weiner's computer. And while one can only imagine
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But wait it gets better.
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Comey’s review of emails related to Clinton server triggered by NY agents

Fox News ^ | 10/30/16 | Catherine Herridge 

FBI Director James Comey’s decision to revisit the Hillary Clinton email-private server case was purportedly trigged by New York agents working on the unrelated case of former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner allegedly “sexting” an underage female.
A law enforcement source told Fox News on Sunday that the New York team told agents involved in the investigation into Clinton using a private server system while secretary of state: “We think we've come across some documents pertinent to your investigation."
Weiner is married to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and a laptop connected to the sexting case was purportedly shared by the couple.
Comey was further compelled to review the documents based on two factors: the volume of documents and his commitment under oath to Congress to review “any new and substantial information,” the source also said. Comey restarted the case Thursday after being briefed by agents. He subsequently told Congress, and Capitol Hill Republicans the next day boasted that the FBI had reopened its investigation into Clinton using a private Internet server system while secretary of state.
In July, Comey wrapped up the one-year investigation into Clinton using the private server, saying she was “extremely careless” and that some of the emails off the server included classified information. However, he said investigators had not found enough evidence that Clinton had mishandled classified information to recommend criminal charges.
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Harry Reid: FBI Director’s ‘Partisan Actions’ May Violate Federal Law

Wall Street Journal ^ | 2016-10-30 | Michael Bender 

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said FBI Director James Comey may have violated a federal law when he disclosed, less than two weeks before the presidential election, that his office was pursuing potential new evidence related to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Mr. Reid was preparing to send a letter to Mr. Comey on Sunday saying he appears to be aiding one political party over another. He said that may violate the Hatch Act, which bars government officials from using their position to influence an election.

“I am writing to inform you that my office has determined that these actions may violate the Hatch Act,” the Senate minority leader wrote, according to a draft of the letter provided to The Wall Street Journal. “Through your partisan actions, you may have broken the law.”
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FBI Obtains Warrant for Newly Discovered Emails in Clinton Probe

NBC News ^ 

The FBI obtained a warrant to search emails related to the Hillary Clinton private server probe that were discovered on ex-congressman Anthony Weiner's laptop, law enforcement officials confirmed Sunday.

The warrant came two days after FBI director James Comey revealed the existence of the emails, which law-enforcement sources said were linked to Weiner's estranged wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

The FBI already had a warrant to search Weiner's laptop, but that only applied to evidence of his allegedly illicit communications with an underage girl.
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The secret forces that could lead to a Trump victory

NY POST ^ | October 30, 2016 | Michael Walsh 

Driving across the country last week, it seemed hard to believe an American presidential election is happening a week from Tuesday. Few campaign signs sprout from urban lawns; partisan billboards along the highways are scarce. Away from the coasts, the talk on the radio is largely of football and Jesus, not politics. It takes a moment, hearing a spot in North Carolina for a US Senate candidate, to realize the voice belongs to President Obama, interrupting some country music.
Oh, there’s plenty of chatter about it in the raging echo chambers of talk radio and TV cable news, and in the cocksure journalists’ fun house known as Twitter, where in-the-tank reporters and dispossessed campaign consultants, smarting over their collective defeat in the primaries, smugly assure each other that Donald Trump will lose in a landslide.
But what if the widely swinging polls, turnout models and forecasting mechanisms are all wrong? What if the unique historical circumstances of this election — pitting the female half of a likely criminal family dynasty against a thin-skinned bull-in-a-china-shop businessman — have invalidated conventional wisdom? What if the ranks of shy voters storm the polls and, in the words of Michael Moore, deliver the biggest rebuke in history to the establishments of both parties?
What if, far from having a lock on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. come January, Hillary Clinton’s margin-of-error lead — currently between 4 and 5 points in the RealClearPolitics average of multiple national polls — turns out to be a Potemkin village, dependent on high turnout among blacks and other minorities and on getting late deciders to turn her way?
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HILLARY: YOU LYING, PSYCHOPATH

Canada Free Press ^ | 10/30/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg 

Kabuki play just a plot of more magical mirrors and lies, to deflect your your attention away from the WikiLeaks e-mail revelations themselves? Is it just another diversion, maybe plotted by Obama, Comey, and Hillary?
We are told if Hillary Clinton wins the Presidency, she will “be indicted for her poisonous crimes”—but that Barack Hussein Obama will give her a Presidential Pardon. But we are also told if she instead loses to Donald Trump, Obama will still give her a Presidential Pardon anyway. We are told that during the course of these “legal” atrocities, many others will be crushed and destroyed in a general Government “war.”
But no harm will come to Hillary—again. And not to her running mate, Barack Hussein Obama—again. This could be seen as similar to the way Queen Mother Parysatis got away with murder and King Artaxerxes crushed his opponents and sent Parysatis, safely away into freedom.

Former FBI Asst. Director Calls Clintons A "Crime Family" (Says Comey Faced A Budding Mutiny at FBI)

FoxNews ^ 

Judge Jeanine: So he wouldn’t have come out unless he knew it was coming out?

James Kallstrom: Well, I think he couldn’t hold onto it any longer. OK. Because who knows? Maybe the locals (local FBI / US Attorney offices) would have stepped in on this.

Judge Jeanine: …I think he had to do it.
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Staff at the FBI are furious (along with a good chunk of the rest of the country). Comey's hand was forced. He was (maybe still is) facing a mutiny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdnxnD5vbow

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Chicago Tribune: Time For Democrats To Ask Clinton To Step Aside!

breitbart.com ^ | 30 October 2016 

John Kass writes at the Chicago Tribune that in the face of the FBI reopening an investigation into the emails of Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State, it is time for her to “step down” as the Democratic Presidential nominee:
Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday’s FBIannouncement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state?
We’ll find out soon enough.
It’s obvious the American political system is breaking down. It’s been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they’re properly frightened. Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillary Clinton and husband Bill are both cause and effect.
FBI director James Comey‘s announcement about the renewed Clinton email investigation is the bombshell in the presidential campaign. That he announced this so close to Election Day should tell every thinking person that what the FBI is looking at is extremely serious.
This can’t be about pervert Anthony Weiner and his reported desire for a teenage girl. But it can be about the laptop of Weiner’s wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and emails between her and Hillary. It comes after the FBI investigation in which Comey concluded Clinton had lied and been “reckless” with national secrets, but said he could not recommend prosecution.
So what should the Democrats do now?
If ruling Democrats hold themselves to the high moral standards they impose on the people they govern, they would follow a simple process:
They would demand that Mrs. Clinton step down, immediately, and let her vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, stand in
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Just a reminder: Democrats and their lousy candidate left Comey with no good options

Hot Air ^ | October 29,2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT 

If Comey chose to disclose up front that new material had been found on Huma Abedin’s and Anthony Weiner’s devices, he’d walk right into a buzzsaw of Democratic headlines that THE FBI IS MEDDLING AT THE LAST MINUTE TO COST HILLARY THE ELECTION. (Which of course is what happened.)

If he chose not to disclose it because he’s not sure yet that anything incriminating is on there and then the news leaked, he’d walk into a buzzsaw of Republican headlines that THE FBI COVERED UP INFORMATION THAT COULD HAVE COST HILLARY THE ELECTION.

Imagine the chaos if the news about Abedin and Weiner came out three days before the election, as late deciders were finally ready to make a choice. Imagine if it leaked three days after the election at a moment when Trump was already screaming about the election being “rigged.” This clusterf**k that now rules our political reality is thanks entirely to Democratic voters and the fact that, when push comes to shove, they don’t care what Hillary Clinton does or which laws she breaks so long as she remains their best shot at holding on to power. They bought the ticket. Enjoy the ride.
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LIAR, LIAR Pants on Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXjbXGyQDsE

Weiner revelation Proves Comey Dropped the Ball on Hillary Probe

The NY Post ^ | October 28, 2016 | Paul Sperry 



It appears the FBI agents investigating Anthony Weiner for sexting an underaged girl have done the job that the FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information didn’t or weren’t allowed to do.

Agents reportedly found thousands of State Department-related emails ostensibly containing classified information on the electronic devices belonging to Weiner and his wife and top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. The discovery has prompted FBI Director James Comey to, on the eve of the election, reopen the Clinton case he prematurely closed last July.


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The Left's War on Women

Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2016 | Victoria Straub 


Hillary supporters are the world’s best (and worst) apologists. They’re loyal no matter what, but they defend the worst possible actions, crying “Bill’s the bad guy! Hillary’s innocent.” Okay, tell that to the countless women whose lives have been affected by her ruthlessness.
But Hillary isn’t alone.

As Dinesh D’Souza shows us in Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, the use and abuse of women is a longstanding leftist tradition. Hillary is simply the next in line.

The sneaky leftist habit of abuse is perhaps best shown in the 1800s. Prominent Democratic politicians of the 19th century were some of the worst slave abusers of their time. The wife of South Carolina Senator James Chesnut writes in her biography that her husband extolled his virtues while abusing women. Does that sound familiar?

Chesnut’s contemporary Senator James Hammond emphatically praised slavery while using it to fulfill his sick desires, even going so far as to take a slave mother and her daughter as concubines.
In the twentieth century, we were treated to more of the same. Whether it was Robert, John, or Ted Kennedy cheating on, abusing, or leaving women to drown while fleeing the scene of an accident, Democrats were clearly fighting the War on Women before they coined the term to burn Republicans.

The sick sexism of the left is even propped up by the millennial’s darling Bernie Sanders. Though the liberal Mother Jones first revealed his disgusting 1972 essay, it has gone virtually untouched by the media. In it, Sanders says that a man’s “typical fantasy” is of a woman being abused, and that during consensual sexual activity, a woman fantasizes about being gang-raped.
Hideous double standards aside, Sanders is much like Hillary in the fact that the sexist history of the Democratic Party began long before they were born. What do the modern policies of Hillary have to do with atrocities committed before she entered public life, or before she was even born?
They show the apple doesn’t fall from the tree. Hillary’s Americamakes it painfully obvious that no matter how much Hillary tries to paint herself as the longsuffering “good wife,” she is all too aware of her position in American politics. She even flexes that muscle to serve her own interests, bringing down countless other women in the process.
Take, for example, a tweet sent out by Hillary in 2015 declared that every sexual survivor deserves to be believed and supported. This is among the most disgusting displays of anti-woman behavior D’Souza highlights in his book, simply because it comes from a woman claiming to defend other women who defended a young girl’s rapist and got him off on a technicality.
Not only that, this comes from a woman who, according to D’Souza, assembled committees to gather dirt on many of Bill’s victims to publicly drag them through the mud, threaten their families, shoot at their vehicles, and ransack their apartments.
If Democrats want Republicans to answer for their policies on birth control or abortion, how about Democrats answer for the seemingly never-ending string of women abusers in their ranks?

What we know about the FBI's new email review

The Hill ^ | October 29, 2016 | Harper Neidig 

FBI Director James Comey rocked the presidential race Friday by announcing the existence of new emails relating to Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Comey's 3-paragraph letter revealing the emails touched off a firestorm of speculation, though more information has since emerged providing a few more details about the emails.
Abedin emails were discovered on Weiner's laptop
Federal officials quoted in a number of outlets have said that the new batch of emails were found on a laptop belonging to former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.).
Prosecutors in Manhattan seized the device as part of an investigation into an illicit texting conversation involving an underage girl, according to The New York Times.
Weiner is the estranged husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and the emails on the laptop purportedly belonged to her, the Times reported.
Is the FBI probe back on?
"Case reopened," Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, declared Friday on Twitter, breaking news of the new FBI review.
Officials have since clarified that the investigation into Clinton's email arrangement was never officially closed due to administrative matters.
Comey indicated the probe was completed in early July when he declined to recommend pursuing charges over the mishandling of classified information.
He wrote Friday to inform lawmakers that new emails were discovered that may be "pertinent" to the agency's investigation, saying his agency would "take appropriate steps to obtain and review them."
Comey felt obligated to update Congress
In a memo to FBI employees on Friday, Comey said that he was aware that sending the letter to lawmakers could open him up to criticism, but felt obligated to be transparent about the investigation.
“Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed,” reads the memo, which was obtained by The Washington Post.
“I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record. At the same time, however, given that we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression. In trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being misunderstood, but I wanted you to hear directly from me about it," he wrote.
Abedin testified that she never deleted old emails
According to the Associated Press, Abedin testified in a sworn deposition in June that she never deleted old emails.
"I didn't have a practice of managing my mailbox other than leaving what was in there sitting in there," she said, according to the AP. "I didn't go into my emails and delete State.gov emails. They just lived on my computer."
"That was my practice for all my email accounts," she said. "I didn't have a particular form of organizing them. I had a few folders, but they were not deleted. They all stayed in whatever device I was using at the time or whatever desktop I was on at the time."
Who wrote the emails and are they classified?
It's unclear what's in the newly discovered emails, and some have speculated that they could just be duplicates of emails already reviewed by officials.
The FBI's investigation centered on whether classified information had been mishandled, and it remains to be seen whether the emails did, in fact, contain classified information.
If the emails turn out to be new, those involved will be put in the uncomfortable spot of explaining why they weren't already handed over for archiving.
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump speculated Saturday that the FBI was reviewing some of Clinton's "33,000 missing and deleted emails."
Clinton is furious with Comey
Clinton and a number of aides, as well as Democratic Party brass, have publicly called on the FBI director to be more forthcoming in order to avoid having her detractors take control of the story.
Clinton on Saturday blasted the FBI director for making an "unprecedented" announcement within two weeks of the election. Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon also knocked Comey, accusing him of pushing "innuendo."
"Director Comey is just unleashing a wildfire of innuendo, of anonymously sourced reports, of Republicans mischaracterizing what the letter says," Fallon, a former Justice Department spokesman, told CNN on Friday.
How will Comey respond?
Leaders of both parties are demanding more information about the review of new emails before the election, with Democrats itching to have more details released to the public within days.
Comey, who has prided himself on being an independent law enforcement official, will have to weigh providing additional updates on the review of newly discovered emails so close to the election.
Critics who knocked the FBI director in early July for breaking precedent to comment on the investigation and criticize Clinton's "extremely careless" behavior are now pushing him provide more details.

Chaffetz asks deputy FBI director for documents about wife’s political ties to Clinton

WaPo ^ | October 28, 2016 | David Weigel 

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who told The Washington Post this week that Hillary Clinton would face “years” of potential probes if she won the presidency, has asked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to provide documents about his wife's 2015 campaign for Senate — a campaign that received financial support from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), a close Clinton ally. Chaffetz also tweeted Friday that the FBI would examine new emails related to the investigation into Clinton's use of a private server.

“There are outstanding questions . . . regarding a possible conflict of interest into this case,” Chaffetz said in the letter. To investigate the questions, Chaffetz requested documents related to “when you first became aware the State Department was pressuring the FBI to reverse its decision regarding the classification of one of Secretary Clinton's emails,” and “when you first became aware the FBI had opened an investigation into Secretary Clinton's email server,” with a deadline of Nov. 10, two days after the general election.
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There's wildly conflicting information about what the FBI has actually found in the Clinton probe

Business Insider ^ | October 29, 2016 | Jeremy Berke 

Complete Headline: There's wildly conflicting information about what the FBI has actually found in the renewed Clinton email probe
Wildly conflicting reports have emerged over the last 24 hours about what new information the FBI may have found, after the agency announced that it was revisiting the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server ...
There's no clear consensus as of yet whether the emails were sent by Clinton herself, to Clinton, whether they were from her private server, or even whether any of the emails were new.
Here's a breakdown of what has been reported thus far:


  • Los Angeles Times: "The emails were not to or from Clinton, and contained information that appeared to be more of what agents had already uncovered, the official said, but in an abundance of caution, they felt they needed to further scrutinize them."
  • The Washington Post: "The correspondence included emails between Abedin and Clinton, according to a law enforcement official."
  • CNN: "The emails in question were sent or received by Abedin, according to a law enforcement official."
  • The New York Times: "Senior law enforcement officials said that it was unclear if any of the emails were from Mrs. Clinton's private server."
  • ABC News: "These emails were not sent by Hillary Clinton, and the FBI has no evidence of wrongdoing by her, according to a source familiar with the investigation."
  • The Wall Street Journal: "Many of the emails were discovered on a laptop used by both Ms. Abedin and Mr. Weiner, according to people familiar with the matter. In searching the laptop, investigators found thousands of emails, and they determined earlier this week that some of the emails involved Ms. Abedin discussing work issues."


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Hillary To Be Arrested?

LewRockwell.com ^ | 10/29/2016 | Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. 

Writes Graham Dugas:
Comey has an insurrection on his hands beyond the ability of anyone to control. These mutinous senior FBI agents have enough dirt to toss Obama, Comey, Hillary and others in jail. They also loathe the idea of being subjected to Clinton in the future as they know they will be forced to perpetrate more cover-ups and stain the bureau even more. They presented Comey and Obama with a choice… “give us Hillary’s head on a platter and we will be silent on Obama’s complicity in federal crimes [effectively a Nixon type pardon by omission of pursuit] and we will allow Comey to quietly be succeeded by a person of our choosing on an incoming Trump Administration.” OR ELSE THEY WILL GO PUBLIC.

Comey could have been silent until after the election no matter what they found on Weiner’s laptop because they already have seen ALL the emails including the deleted ones. The fact that Comey is taking this action indicates that his hand is being forced and that he [and Obama] have accepted the terms offered by the insurrectionists in exchange for the face saving terms offered. This also dovetails with Assange saying his next batch [the FBI knows the contents of ALL of Podesta’s emails] will result in the arrest of Hillary. The FBI cannot weather another PR storm revealing them complicit in a cover-up. They also must be proactive and use Hillary’s arrest/indictment/forced withdrawal from the race as a lightning rod to quell a furious public by granting them their ‘pound of flesh’. No one likes Hillary, and don’t think that the Pentagon is going to silently sit still as one of their 4-Star generals get ramrodded for MUCH less than Hillary did. They are aligned with the insurrectionists at the FBI....
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Investigation Tightens Around Huma Abedin As Hillary Clinton Stays Close

Breitbart.com ^ | 29 Oct 2016 | Lee Stranahan 

Investigators are combing through critical testimony by Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s top aide, during an April deposition by the Judicial Watch public-interest law firm.

The focus on Abedin come as FBI director James Comey announced Friday that the investigation over Hillary Clinton’s email scandal would continue despite his prior statements that it was completed. Comey revealed his decision in a letter to Congress after he’d gotten evidence that important emails were found on a laptop computer used by both Abedin and her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner.

The June deposition of Abedin was conducted by the watchdog group, Judicial Watch. During the questioning, their attorneys asked Abedin “How did you go about searching for what records you may have in your possession to be returned to the State Department?”
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Hillary sent 'marked classified' info to nonsecure Abedin account!

http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/hillary-sent-marked-classified-info-to-nonsecure-abedin-account/ ^ 

NEW YORK – WND’s reporting in late August of a marked classified email Hillary Clinton forwarded to aide Huma Abedin could cast light on FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic disclosure to members of Congress Friday that the bureau had reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server due to new information apparently discovered in the sexting probe of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, Abedin’s estranged husband. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/hillary-sent-marked-classified-info-to-nonsecure-abedin-account/#12ovH3jKEtkm4Zi4.99
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WH Press Secretary: You Can Avoid Paying Penalties If You...

Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2019 | Matt Vespa


Obamacare premiums are going through the roof, which is one of the main problems plaguing President Obama’s heath care law. Donald Trump has taken a swipe at the deductibles from the plans offered under the bill, saying they’re so high that you’d need to get hit by a Komatsu tractor in order benefit from the law. With Obamacare falling apart, more Americans are opting to pay the penalty to remain uninsured since it’s more economical to take a risk than pay monthly premiums that are simply torpedoing home budgets. Health insurance companies weren’t expecting to cover this many claims and incur severe losses. As a result, they’re leaving—and health care is already a rather pricy part of one’s budget. ABC News listed all three as reasons for why premiums are spiking, which were entirely predictable; that, and the fact that Obamacare enrollment was off by 24 million, according to numbers crunched by the Congressional Budget Office. That’s less people in the pool, which means the ones who were driving up costs, the old people, weren’t being offset.
For those paying penalties to remain uninsured because this president’s law was so terrible have more bad news. It’s being increased to $700. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest offered the solution to us simpletons: just sign up for Obamacare. Sign up for our egregiously unaffordable health care program that was sold to us by a series of well thought out lies and avoid the penalty. And this observation that the law is unaffordable is now becoming a bipartisan consensus. Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton recently admitted that Obamacare is unaffordable. Yet, Earnest seems to think that we can still buy plans for $75 a month or less:

We want to make sure that people understand the facts about the opportunities that are available to them. And if people are discouraged about what opportunities are available to them, that might be understandable given the headlines, but it's not understandable given the opportunities that are available to the vast majority of Americans who sign up. Because more than seven in 10 Americans who sign up for the marketplace will be able to purchase a plan for $75 a month or less, after you factor in tax credits -- tax credits that exist because of the Affordable Care Act.
So that's why the President continues to be optimistic about the law and its impact on middle-class families across the country. And it's why the President continues to be energetic in making the case that this is a top priority.
And we want to encourage people -- it doesn’t cost anything to window-shop, and people can do that now by going to healthcare.gov and taking a look at the options that are available to them in their community. That doesn’t cost anything. But what most people will find, particularly people who signed up last year, many people will find that there actually is a comparable plan that they can sign on to that could actually save them money, that would cost less. So we're encouraging people to shop around, whether they have health care or not. And that opportunity is available at healthcare.gov today.
And finally, we know that the system, overall, benefits -- everybody's costs go down -- when more people sign up. So that's why we're making such an aggressive effort to include people all across the country, particularly young people, to encourage them to avail themselves of this opportunity.
All of this is particularly important when you consider that the penalty that is imposed for people who don’t sign up for health care is quite significant. This year it's about $700. And I think our argument is pretty simple, which is, why would you pay $700 to Uncle Sam when you don’t need to? You can avoid having to make that $700 payment if you go and sign up and for health care, which, of course, also affords you a variety of benefits that protect you and your family in the event of an illness.
For starters, what options is this guy talking about? More than 1,000 counties in 26 states are going to have only one health care insurer operating in those respective markets next year. That’s no choice—and the Associated Press noted that next year is when there will be the least amount of choice seen in the health care arena since this law was enacted. Third, young people have zero incentive to sign up for Obamacare; most of them are probably insured through their parents' plan and the Obama administration decided to extend dependent coverage until age 26. Also, young people don’t go to the doctor as often, nor are they sick as much as the elderly, thus negating the need for them to event think about health insurance. I’m betting that more young people don’t sign up for Obamacare, which is a focal point in the final months of this administration.
The law sucks. The plans suck. The premiums suck. But buy into Obamacare anyway even though the costs are unaffordable and if you don’t we’ll still get money out of you with a penalty (it’s really a tax) for being uninsured because we have an individual mandate to encourage participation. Our plan is that good. It’s so good; it’s mandatory. All of this seems to be the Obama White House’s position, which is nothing more than a tantrum. It’s actually a shakedown. You don’t want to get hit with this penalty, sign up. Either way the government gets a piece in this double-dipping scheme. We get screwed over, being squeezed at both ends by the state over a health care law that simply does not work.
Also, Earnest mentioned the $75 talking point before. The Washington Post fact-checkers annoyingly didn’t offer any Pinocchios, but mentioned that the White House should be clearer when referring to the exchanges. Maybe those $75 a month plans exists, but they’re only for folks who are eligible for the tax subsidies. They’re not for everyone [emphasis mine]:

Like many readers, we originally thought Earnest was speaking broadly, about all Americans. But seen in the context of his overall comments, it’s clearhe was talking about people who participate in the exchanges.
That is increasingly a self-selected group — people who qualify for tax credits and cost-sharing that helps keep costs low for people who have incomes not much above the official poverty line. But for people who do not qualify for subsidies, premiums and deductibles are significantly higher.
We can understand the confusion of our readers, as Earnest did not make clear that he was including the impact of the tax subsidies. (Similarly, critics of Obamacare frequently fail to include the impact of tax credits when they discuss premiums on the exchanges.) We are not going to award Pinocchios, but the White House should be clearer about why premiums are so reduced for people buying insurance on the exchanges.

The Hillary I Know

Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2016 | Derek Hunter 

As Election Day 2016 approaches, I’m reminded of all the reasons I hate early voting. There’s the potential for fraud, the fact that thousands of people die every day, so some who vote early will die before their vote is even tallied, and, of course, the biggie – things can change, but a vote, once cast, cannot.
Friday saw a possible momentum-shifting event with the restarting of the FBI investigation into Hillary’s email scandal. Even before that, much has been revealed in the days and weeks since early voting started. None paint a good, or even normal, picture of Hillary Clinton.
Among the many things the Wikileaks release of hacked emails from Clinton’s campaign chairman have exposed is just how awful she is. I don’t mean that on a personal level – I don’t know the woman – and I’m not talking about all the “pay to play” corruption. It’s something deeper.
If anything comes through in the release of the personal correspondences of her closest staff, and even her emails from the State Department, it’s that she is an island unto herself.
After reading her emails and those of people who spend an inordinate amount of time with her, I can’t help but wonder whether she has any friends at all. Does anyone like her?
There appears to be nothing to suggest anyone has anything nice, funny, personal or even friendly to say or write about her. I realize she deleted 33,000 emails that were allegedly personal, but in the emails we have seen, there is nothing beyond robotic servitude from staff and people sucking up to her for favors.
Huma Abedin, perhaps the person closest to Hillary, is treated as a servant. The latest news that has her and her soon-to-be ex-husband at the center of Hillary’s latest FBI problems aren’t going to bring them any closer either.
Yes, she’s an employee, but after years together you’d think there’d be some sort of warmth or natural human affection between them. Instead, there are emails where Hillary doesn’t know how to run a fax machine or how to work the channel guide on her cable.
In Huma’s own FBI interview, she expressed shock emails with the president of the United States weren’t classified, as if she never knew they existed.
Between Hillary and Huma there is trust, but even that trust has limits.
In fact, who does Hillary trust completely? Maybe Bill and Chelsea. OK, maybe Chelsea. Anyone else?
Have you ever seen an interview with any friend of Hillary Clinton’s? Not someone who used to work for her or wants to work for her, but someone who knew her back before she entered the national stage?
There must be a couple – odds are she has to have some kind of friends, right? But Hillary’s world for the past 30 years seems to consist almost exclusively of people who’ve been on the payroll, are currently on the payroll or hope to be on the payroll.
Many profess to be friends, but does anyone believe that?
Lanny Davis, who has known the Clintons since college, literally had to beg Hillary to spend five minutes to talk to a reporter doing a friendly profile on him. It’s unclear if she ever did as the ensuing exchange between Clinton and her chief of staff is redacted. A normal person would simply pick up the phone for a friend, not seek counsel from staff.
When Wikileaks revealed emails this week from the day the story broke about Hillary’s secret, unsecured server, emails between her campaign manager and campaign chairman show both were blindsided by the extent of the story.
When the story broke last March, John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, emailed her campaign manager, Robby Mook, asking, “Did you have any idea of the depth of this story?”
“Nope,” Mook replied, “We brought up the existence of emails in reserach [sic] this summer but were told that everything was taken care of.”
Mook and Podesta weren’t employees of the State Department, so they weren’t privy to the server’s existence and exclusive use during her tenure. They had to rely on Hillary’s word and the word of her close staff. That, clearly, was a mistake.
If Hillary Clinton can’t trust the people she personally chose to win her the presidency with something we’ve been told was a decision only of convenience, who does she trust? Can presidents effectively govern if they trust only those who share their last name?
I may not know Hillary Clinton, but I know she doesn’t trust anyone. And people don’t live a life of extreme secrecy and distrust unless they have something to hide.
Think what you will of Wikileaks, the information it has exposed paints a picture of the private Hillary no sycophant in the media has ever bothered to report. Behind all the phony testimonials of former employees and loving journalists who swear she’s “wonderful,” “warm,” and “funny” person in private lies a kleptocrat hell-bent on keeping secrets from her closest advisors.
It could be she’s just naturally paranoid, or it could be she has a lot more to hide than anyone ever suspected. Friday’s FBI revelation suggests it could be both. Either way, no one should feel comfortable with her taking the public tour of the White House, let alone living there.