Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wikileaks Exposes Collusion Between Clinton Campaign, State Department, And New York Times (new)


ohedge.com ^ | 11-2-16 | Tyler Durden

And the hits just keep on coming.
At the same time as the latest Wikileaks email dump revealed an email sent from the gmail account of DOJ assistant attorney general, Peter Kadzik, to the gmail account of John Podesta, warning him of a FOIA case that would make it "a while before the State Department posts the [Hillary] emails", an off-the-record communication which the DOJ apparently had no complaints about, we learned of another coordinated, collusive event, this time involving not the Department of Justice, but the Secretary of State, the New York Times, and the Clinton campaign.
In an email dated March 1, 2015, just one day before the NYT's story revealing that Hillary Clinton had a personal email server, a State Department official, Lauren Hickey, coordinated with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign staffers Heather Samuelson as well as Philippe Reines and Nick Merrill, on a statement given to The New York Times regarding how to frame its landmark story.
In the email also sent from the gmail account of State Department press aide Lauren Hickey (laurenashleyhickey@gmail.com), the government employee told Clinton aides that then-State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki had “just cleared” a statement to a New York Times reporter. Hickey attached the statement, which appeared to include a change made at the behest of the Clinton aides.
“Yes on your point re records - done below,” she wrote although it is unclear what change the Clinton campaign had requested.
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Donald Trump Surges To 12 Point Lead In Texas

CBS Channel 11 News ^ | November 1, 2016 

Real Estate Mogul and Republican Presidential nominee Donald J Trump has surged to a twelve point lead in Texas over Former Secretary of State and Democrat nominee, Hillary R. Clinton in the latest KTVT CBS 11 Dixie Strategies Poll.
If the presidential election were held today, about 52 percent of likely general election voters said they would vote for Trump while just over 39 percent said they would vote for Clinton. This marks the first time Trump has polled over 50 percent in Texas and casts doubt on any Democratic victory on November 8.
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Law Expert: Donna Brazile, Clinton Campaign May Have Committed a Federal Crime!

Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2016 | Jerome Hudson 

Interim DNC chairwoman and disgraced former CNN commentator Donna Brazile’s decision to hand Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign confidential questions in advance of the March primary debate may have been a violation of federal law, according to a former federal prosecutor.

“Stealing valuable proprietary confidential information is illegal, and debate questions are highly confidential,” Ken Sukhia, who served as United States Attorney for North Florida and who has prosecuted numerous white collar crimes, told Breitbart News.
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California petitions to become first state to offer ObamaCare to illegal immigrants!

Foxnews ^ | October 04, 2016 | Adam Shaw and Lee Ross 

California’s health care exchange is requesting that it be allowed a waiver from ObamaCare regulations in order to allow illegal immigrants to buy insurance...

In a Sept. 30 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee said that the Affordable Care Act has been “tremendously successful”... and has cut the rate of uninsured in half.
“While millions of Californians have benefitted from coverage purchased through the Covered California marketplace, certain individuals are prohibited from buying insurance...due to their immigration status,” Lee wrote...
The Affordable Care Act technically bars illegal immigrants from insurance exchanges, but...Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that allowed the state to apply for a federal waiver to open Covered California to illegal immigrants... The bill’s sponsor said such a waiver would allow 390,000 illegal immigrants to receive health insurance...
The Department for Health and Human Services did not respond to a request for comment...
Critics have objected to the plan, saying it is the latest sign the federal government misrepresented the purpose of the law.
“This is the first step in another misrepresentation of the Affordable Care Act,” Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform told US News & World Report in June. “It was sold to the American people on the fact that you wouldn’t have to subsidize health care for illegal immigrants.”
The issue of whether ObamaCare would be available to illegal immigrants was highly contentious in the debate building up to the law’s passage in 2010. In an address to a joint session of Congress in 2009, the president said ObamaCare would not apply to illegal immigrants, to which Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C. shouted “You lie!” Obama immediately responded, “That’s not true. That's not true"
Wilson was heavily criticized...and later apologized.
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FBI deputy director whose wife took Clinton friend's cash is asked why he is still involved...

Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2016 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS 

Even if Hillary Clinton does not win the presidency on Tuesday, Republicans on Capitol Hill say they are revving up for more investigations involving the former secretary of state.

House Oversight Committee members remain unconvinced that charges of impropriety against Clinton have been fully reviewed.
Chairman Jason Chaffetz also wants to know if the FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe, whose wife received $675,000 in political donations from a close friend of the Clintons, is still working on the Clinton email case in light of that disclosure.
McCabe's wife Jill ran for a Virginia state senate seat in 2015. She lost the race, but it wasn't for lack of resources. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's political action committee, Common Good VA, and the state Democratic Party poured money into her race last fall.
McAuliffe's PAC gave McCabe $467,000. The Democratic Party of Virginia spent another $207,788 on her.
'It seems like an obscene amount of money for a losing race,' Chaffetz told the Washington Post.
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Oil Continues To Crash After EIA Reports Biggest Inventory Build In 34 Years!

Oilprice.com ^ | 02-11-2016 | EIA 

After the API shocked markets by reporting a massive 9.3-million-barrel increase in U.S. inventories yesterday, the EIA added insult to injury, saying inventories instead went up by 14.4 million barrels in the week to October 28, reaching 482.6 million barrels. The silver lining is that the total is within the upper limit for the time of year, according to the EIA data.

We suspect the markets won’t find much in the way of this silver.
Last week, the authority reported a meager 600,000-barrel decline in crude oil stocks, which despite its meagre size, managed to sway the market, pushing up benchmark prices.
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BREAKING BOMBSHELL

 NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes with Children, Child Exploitation, Pay to Play, Perjury

New York Police Department detectives and prosecutors working an alleged underage sexting case against former Congressman Anthony Weiner have turned over a newly-found laptop he shared with wife Huma Abedin to the FBI with enough evidence “to put Hillary (Clinton) and her crew away for life,” NYPD sources told True Pundit.
NYPD sources said Clinton’s “crew” also included several unnamed yet implicated members of Congress in addition to her aides and insiders.
The NYPD seized the computer from Weiner during a search warrant and detectives discovered a trove of over 500,000 emails to and from Hillary Clinton, Abedin and other insiders during her tenure as secretary of state. The content of those emails sparked the FBI to reopen its defunct email investigation into Clinton on Friday.
But new revelations on the contents of that laptop, according to law enforcement sources, implicate the Democratic presidential candidate, her subordinates, and even select elected officials in far more alleged serious crimes than mishandling classified and top secret emails, sources said. NYPD sources said these new emails include evidence linking Clinton herself and associates to:
  • Money laundering
  • Child exploitation
  • Sex crimes with minors (children)
  • Perjury
  • Pay to play through Clinton Foundation
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Other felony crimes
NYPD detectives and a NYPD Chief, the department’s highest rank under Commissioner, said openly that if the FBI and Justice Department fail to garner timely indictments against Clinton and co- conspirators, NYPD will go public with the damaging emails now in the hands of FBI Director James Comey and many FBI field offices.
“What’s in the emails is staggering and as a father, it turned my stomach,” the NYPD Chief said. “There is not going to be any Houdini-like escape from what we found. We have copies of everything. We will ship them to Wikileaks or I will personally hold my own press conference if it comes to that.”
The NYPD Chief said once Comey saw the alarming contents of the emails he was forced to reopen a criminal probe against Clinton.
“People are going to prison,” he said.
Meanwhile, FBI sources said Abedin and Weiner were cooperating with federal agents, who have taken over the non-sexting portions the case from NYPD. The husband-and-wife Clinton insiders  are both shopping for separate immunity deals, sources said.
“If they don’t cooperate they are going to see long sentences,” a federal law enforcement source said.
NYPD sources said Weiner or Abedin stored all the emails in a massive Microsoft Outlook program on the laptop. The emails implicate other current and former members of Congress and one high-ranking Democratic Senator as having possibly engaged in criminal activity too, sources said.
Prosecutors in the office of US Attorney Preet Bharara have issued a subpoena for Weiner’s cell phones and travel records, law enforcement sources confirmed. NYPD said it planned to order the same phone and travel records on Clinton and Abedin, however, the FBI said it was in the process of requesting the identical records. Law enforcement sources are particularly interested in cell phone activity and travel to the Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands and other locations that sources would not divulge.
The new emails contain travel documents and itineraries indicating Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, Weiner and multiple members of Congress and other government officials accompanied convicted pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein on his Boeing 727 on multiple occasions to his private island in the U.S Virgin Islands, sources said. Epstein’s island has also been dubbed Orgy Island or Sex Slave Island where Epstein allegedly pimps out underage girls and boys to international dignitaries.
Both NYPD and FBI sources confirm based on the new emails they now believe Hillary Clinton traveled as Epstein’s guest on at least six occasions, probably more when all the evidence is combed, sources said. Bill Clinton, it has been confirmed in media reports spanning recent years, that he too traveled with Epstein over 20 times to the island.

Laptop Also Unveiled More Classified, Top Secret Breaches
According to other uncovered emails, Abedin and Clinton both sent and received thousands of classified and top secret documents to personal email accounts including Weiner’s unsecured campaign web site which is managed by Democratic political consultants in Washington D.C.
Weiner maintained little known email accounts that the couple shared on the website anthonyweiner.com. Weiner, a former seven-term Democratic Congressman from New York, primarily used that domain to campaign for Congress and for his failed mayoral bid of New York City.
At one point, FBI sources said, Abedin and Clinton’s classified and top secret State Department documents and emails were stored in Weiner’s email on a server shared with a dog grooming service and a western Canadian bicycle shop.
However, Weiner and Abedin, who is Hillary Clinton’s closest personal aide, weren’t the only people with access to the Weiner’s email account. Potentially dozens of unknown individuals had access to Abedin’s sensitive State Department emails that were stored in Weiner’s email account, FBI sources confirmed.
FEC records show Weiner paid more than $92,000 of congressional campaign funds to Anne Lewis Strategies LLC to manage his email and web site. According to FBI sources, the D.C.-based political consulting firm has served as the official administrator of the anthonyweiner.com domain since 2010, the same time Abedin was working at the State Department. This means technically Weiner and Abedin’s emails, including top secret State Department emails, could have been accessed, printed, discussed, leaked, or distributed by untold numbers of personnel at the Anne Lewis consulting firm because they can control where the website and it emails are pointed, FBI sources said.
According to FBI sources, the bureau’s newly-minted probe into Clinton’s use and handling of emails while she served as secretary of state, has also been broadened to include investigating new email-related revelations, including:
  • Abedin forwarded classified and top secret State Department emails to Weiner’s email
  • Abedin stored emails, containing government secrets, in a special folder shared with Weiner warehousing over 500,000 archived State Department emails.
  • Weiner had access to these classified and top secret documents without proper security clearance to view the records
  • Abedin also used a personal yahoo address and her Clintonemail.com address to send/receive/store classified and top secret documents
  • A private consultant managed Weiner’s site for the last six years, including three years when Clinton was secretary of state, and therefore, had full access to all emails as the domain’s listed registrant and administrator via Whois email contacts.
Because Weiner’s campaign website is managed by the third-party consultant and political email guru, FBI agents are burdened with the task of trying to decipher just how many people had access to Weiner’s server and emails and who were these people. Or if the server was ever compromised by hackers, or other actors.
Abedin told FBI agents in an April interview that she didn’t know how to consistently print documents or emails from her secure Dept. of State system. Instead, she would forward the sensitive emails to her yahoo, Clintonemail.com and her email linked to Weiner.
Abedin said, according to FBI documents, she would then access those email accounts via webmail from an unclassified computer system at the State Dept. and print the documents, many of which were classified and top secret, from the largely unprotected webmail portals.
Clinton did not have a computer in her office on Mahogany Row at the State Dept. so she was not able to read timely intelligence unless it was printed out for her, Abedin said. Abedin also said Clinton could not operate the secure State Dept. fax machine installed in her Chappaqua, NY home without assistance.
Perhaps more alarming, according to the FBI’s 302 Report detailing its interview with Abedin, none of the multiple FBI agents and Justice Department officials who conducted the interview pressed Abedin to further detail the email address linked to Weiner. There was never a follow up, according to the 302 report.
But now, all that has changed, with the FBI’s decision to reopen the Clinton email investigation and the husband and wife seeking immunity deals to testify against Clinton and other associates about the contents of the laptop’s emails.
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Feds to Award $200 Million in Grants to Feed and Educate Children – in Other Countries!

Cybercast News Service ^ | November 1, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT | Penny Starr 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced grants totaling $200 million “to improve the education, food security, and health of school-age children, especially girls in developing countries.”

The Foreign Agricultural Service grant, announced late last month and open for applicants until Jan. 21, 2017, further states that the funds can cover “food for education, food assistance, school feeding, child nutrition, teacher training and gender equity.” …
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Obama’s Secret Redistribution Of Extorted Billions – The “See Nothing” MSM Hid It Well

Flopping Aces ^ | 10-31-16 | James Raider 


The biggest extortion racket in world history has been directed from the Oval Office and managed by two Attorney Generals, Holder and Lynch. Never have such vast sums been extracted from any entities and never have such sums been applied to the construct of the massive conceit of one person. 

Exceeding all parameters of reason, the current Administration  has taken advantage of the financial assault on Americans by banks and financial institutions, to build a glorifying legacy that makes Bill Clinton jealous.  For an additional measure of abuse, .  . . the billions came from taxpayers.

The losses from mortgage-backed securities alone were estimated at between $750 billion and $1 trillion, and 7 million people lost their homes.  How much restitution have YOU received on your losses and harm inflicted by the fraudulent activities of banks? Ask yourself, did you or anyone you know receive restitution for losses incurred? Did you, or anyone you know receive any of the billions Obama has collected from the banks?  Why not?

Go To Jail
I have written previously here on FA of the billions in fines which the Obama Administration has imposed on the major banks for the frauds that created the crisis, and that not one of the senior executives responsible went to jail.  Obama used the occasion of these billions in fines to launch his own private redistribution organization, using none other than the Justice Department. What’s another two hundred billion in fines when the deficit is nearing $20 trillion, trillion with a “T.”
A river of cash slipped by your home on its way to Obama’s gulf of allies, his pet projects, his deification, his legacy, . . . . and the MSM ignored the torrent of redirected billions. To add insult to injury, few of the funds ever reached the victims, and billions of dollars cannot be accounted for, are not being accounted for, and will never be accounted for.
Imagine yourself for a moment in the position of CEO of one of these banks. You and your comrades received billions in bonuses. You and your comrades have manipulated your agency, The Fed, to wash cash through your coffers at near zero interest rates. The helicoptered cash has flooded the stock markets and your public share values have hit historical highs.  You and your comrades created complex mortgage backed derivatives bundled and sold to large funds and governments.  You knowingly pushed the distribution of mortgages onto household which could not afford them, (sure, they should have known, and buyer beware, but really? You were just doing what Bill Clinton’s Admin had pushed you into?).  Some governments, such as Iceland’s, bought  your false sales pitches and eventually had to declare bankruptcy.  Millions of Americans suffered, many were evicted, many slid into bankruptcy, and your impact on the economy created millions of unemployed.   You had full knowledge of all major decisions made within your institution. The numbers were enormous, and you  and your comrades profited more than anyone has ever profited in the history of America.
Now along comes the Obama Administration to take advantage of this historical event.
The Obama Administration offers you a deal you can’t refuse. The deal is simple — you’re safe from personal charges, and safe from charges on such things as racial profiling your mortgage clients and so are your senior executives, and the cherry on your cake, . . . you get to keep the billions you took in bonuses and stock options prior to, during, and after the financial crisis.
All you have to do is agree to have your bank cough-up billions of dollars in fines and fees. No courts involved so there will be no embarrassing thrashing in public, your privacy is assured, you will not have to admit to criminal wrongdoing, and no one will come after you. The toxicity of your decisions will be smothered and will vanish from collective consciousness.  And one more minor thing, . . . each dollar you funnel to an organization of the Admin’s choosing, wipes seven dollars off your total fine — a 1 for 7 deal.  The Obama Administration will tell you where and when that money is to be shelled-out.  How can you refuse?
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Military Wants to Bust Through Recruiter 'Roadblocks' Thrown Up by Some Schools

PJ Media ^ | November 1, 2016 | Bridget Johnson 

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the Pentagon is going to be assessing which schools are making life difficult for military recruiters with a plan to "educate" institutions about the law and ease access.
In describing the "Force of the Future" initiatives on a visit to City College of New York’s Manhattan campus today, Carter included the effort in "some important new things to help each of the services improve their recruiting efforts to increase our access geographically, demographically and generationally."

"For example, I've heard from some of our recruiters that some high schools aren't giving them the access they feel they need to be able to do their jobs. Now the law requires schools to give our recruiters a basic level of access, and while it seems many schools are complying with that, recognizing the DoD might offer their students an exciting and impactful careers, some others are putting up roadblocks. This is wrong," he said.
"So as part of a new program to help recruiters, we're gonna survey them and identify where exactly they face impediments to access and what the most useful types of access actually are so we can educate those educators who may not be complying with the law or who may be making life harder on their students and recruiters and find a way to improve that."
Carter said the goal "is to better educate schools about our mission and help them realize they should want to let us in because it'd be a missed opportunity for their students if they don't."
The Armed Services will also be "experimenting," he said, "with having their recruiters be more mobile, leveraging technologies so they can recruit across a wider geographic areas."
"And they'll also review some of the benchmarks kids currently have to meet in order to join the military," the secretary added.
Carter said recruiters have told him of "spectacular potential recruits" who didn't meet benchmarks such as "current physical fitness, tattoos they got when they were younger, single parenthood and the like."
"Now, some of these things we'll never be able to compromise on. We'll always have to maintain high standards. At the same time, these benchmarks must be kept relevant for both today's force and tomorrow's, meaning we have to ensure that they're not unnecessarily restrictive. So we're gonna review and update these standards as appropriate," he said.
Currently, Carter said, military recruiting "tends to be most successful in the South, the Southwest, Big Sky country, and most difficult in the Northeast."
"And that's paradoxical since the Northeast is among the regions with the highest percentage of young Americans who have the qualifications to serve," he added. "...These geographic gaps represent an opportunity -- a great opportunity for us to draw talent from places where we haven't been."
The Defense Department, he said, is "going to change how we highlight our mission through advertising."
"Although the Defense Department used to advertise the value of military life as a whole, we got away from that over the last several years. In some ways, we're a victim of our success with so many people signing up after 9/11 and the Great Recession. Now we're getting back into it. I mean, we're starting to advertise the value of military life and public service again in the service's recruiting ads," Carter continued.
"...We won't be selling the newest phones or trying to get you signed up for the newest credit card. Ultimately what we're selling is service and mission, a chance to be part, as I said, of something bigger than yourself that will not only do something good for you, but that you serve others."
Not only potential recruits will be targeted by the ads, he said, but "parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers, guidance counselors and more who might influence a potential recruit."
The Pentagon is also going to create a DoD speaker's bureau to send out to audience such as "schools, parents, teachers, principles, coaches, career counselors, civic groups, cultural groups, youth groups, companies and more."

JEROME CORSI : 'BIGGEST SCANDAL IN U.S. HISTORY ABOUT TO BREAK'...reveals what's coming next!

WND.com ^ | 11/1/2016 | Greg Corombos 

“The rules for handling classified materials is you’ve got to handle them on secured channels. You can’t let them go on an insecure channel,” Corsi said. “Clearly, sending these emails to Yahoo.com – and we know some of them had classified material because they’ve been marked classified – is a violation of the law, and it doesn’t require intent"...

He said the key to this story getting legs is the NYPD involvement in investigating Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting of underage girls.
"This is a crime scheme that stinks,” Corsi said. “I think this WikiLeaks and this cache of 600,000 emails from the State Department, plus the other documentation we’ve gotten over time, I think this is going to be the biggest scandal in U.S. history, and it’s just about to break.”
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After another release of documents, FBI finds itself caught in a partisan fray!

Washington Post ^ | 11/1/2016 

The surprise tweet from a little-used FBI account came about 1 p.m. Tuesday, announcing that the agency had published on its website 129 pages of internal documents related to a years-old investigation into former president Bill Clinton’s pardon of a fugitive Democratic donor.
The seemingly random reminder of one of the darkest chapters of the Clinton presidency a week before the election drew an immediate rebuke from Hillary Clinton’s campaign — with its spokesman tweeting that the FBI’s move was “odd” and asking whether the agency planned to publish unflattering records about Republican candidate Donald Trump.
“Will FBI be posting docs on Trump’s housing discrimination in ’70s?” asked Brian Fallon.
For the second time in five days, the FBI had moved exactly to the place the nation’s chief law enforcement agency usually strives to avoid: smack in the middle of partisan fighting over a national election, just days before the vote.
The publication of the files related to the Marc Rich pardon inquiry, which an agency official said was done in response to pending public records requests, came as the Clinton campaign and Democratic lawmakers continued to fume over FBI Director James B. Comey’s decision with less than two weeks before the election to announce that he was effectively resuming a review of Hillary Clinton’s email practices.
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Hillary Cancels Last Public Event Because Crowd Yelled “Lock Her Up”

Proudcons.com ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 | Proud Conservative 

With all the new revelations about Hillary’s email server, the Anthony Weiner emails, Huma Abedin, Donna Brazile, and everything else we’ve learned in the last 72 hours, Americans, especially Hillary supporting Democrats, are starting to lose faith.

Obviously there are still people who supported her (I have no idea why), but this is telling. As Hillary was about to go on stage for her last rally, she abruptly canceled.

Why? Because the crowd was chanting “Lock her up!”

The New York Times featured a photo of Hillary Clinton being welcomed to an early voting site in Pompano Beach, Florida on Sunday. Apparently, she didn’t stay too long at her rally location at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. Clinton almost melted at the sight of Trump signs surrounding her and people yelling “Lock Her Up!”.

A police escort shared what happened:



The people have spoken. We don’t want Hillary. We want Trump!

U.S. House Speaker Ryan renews call to suspend classified briefings for Clinton!

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-clinton-ryan-idUSKCN12S2BO ^ 

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday renewed his call for U.S. intelligence officials to stop giving Hillary Clinton classified briefing typically given to presidential candidates in the wake of FBI Director James Comey's letter citing additional emails now under review. "This decision, long overdue, is the result of her reckless use of a private email server, and her refusal to be forthcoming with federal investigators. I renew my call for the Director of National Intelligence to suspend all classified briefings for Secretary Clinton until this matter is fully resolved," Ryan said in a statement referring to the former secretary of state.
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Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run!

The Guardian ^ | Monday 31 October 2016 11.00 GMT | Thomas Frank 

The emails currently roiling the US presidential campaign are part of some unknown digital collection amassed by the troublesome Anthony Weiner, but if your purpose is to understand the clique of people who dominate Washington today, the emails that really matter are the ones being slowly released by WikiLeaks from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. They are last week’s scandal in a year running over with scandals, but in truth their significance goes far beyond mere scandal: they are a window into the soul of the Democratic party and into the dreams and thoughts of the class to whom the party answers.
The class to which I refer is not rising in angry protest; they are by and large pretty satisfied, pretty contented. Nobody takes road trips to exotic West Virginia to see what the members of this class looks like or how they live; on the contrary, they are the ones for whom such stories are written. This bunch doesn’t have to make do with a comb-over TV mountebank for a leader; for this class, the choices are always pretty good, and this year they happen to be excellent.
They are the comfortable and well-educated mainstay of our modern Democratic party. They are also the grandees of our national media; the architects of our software; the designers of our streets; the high officials of our banking system; the authors of just about every plan to fix social security or fine-tune the Middle East with precision droning. They are, they think, not a class at all but rather the enlightened ones, the people who must be answered to but who need never explain themselves.
Let us turn the magnifying glass on them for a change, by sorting through the hacked personal emails of John Podesta, who has been a Washington power broker for decades. I admit that I feel uncomfortable digging through this hoard; stealing someone’s email is a crime, after all, and it is outrageous that people’s personal information has been exposed, since WikiLeaks doesn’t seem to have redacted the emails in any way. There is also the issue of authenticity to contend with: we don’t know absolutely and for sure that these emails were not tampered with by whoever stole them from John Podesta. The supposed authors of the messages are refusing to confirm or deny their authenticity, and though they seem to be real, there is a small possibility they aren’t.
With all that taken into consideration, I think the WikiLeaks releases furnish us with an opportunity to observe the upper reaches of the American status hierarchy in all its righteousness and majesty.
The dramatis personae of the liberal class are all present in this amazing body of work: financial innovators. High-achieving colleagues attempting to get jobs for their high-achieving children. Foundation executives doing fine and noble things. Prizes, of course, and high academic achievement.
Certain industries loom large and virtuous here. Hillary’s ingratiating speeches to Wall Street are well known of course, but what is remarkable is that, in the party of Jackson and Bryan and Roosevelt, smiling financiers now seem to stand on every corner, constantly proffering advice about this and that. In one now-famous email chain, for example, the reader can watch current US trade representative Michael Froman, writing from a Citibank email address in 2008, appear to name President Obama’s cabinet even before the great hope-and-change election was decided (incidentally, an important clue to understanding why that greatest of zombie banks was never put out of its misery).
The far-sighted innovators of Silicon Valley are also here in force, interacting all the time with the leaders of the party of the people. We watch as Podesta appears to email Sheryl Sandberg. He makes plans to visit Mark Zuckerberg (who, according to one missive, wants to “learn more about next steps for his philanthropy and social action”). Podesta exchanges emails with an entrepreneur about an ugly race now unfolding for Silicon Valley’s seat in Congress; this man, in turn, appears to forward to Podesta the remarks of yet another Silicon Valley grandee, who complains that one of the Democratic combatants in that fight was criticizing billionaires who give to Democrats. Specifically, the miscreant Dem in question was said to be:
“… spinning (and attacking) donors who have supported Democrats. John Arnold and Marc Leder have both given to Cory Booker, Joe Kennedy, and others. He is also attacking every billionaire that donates to [Congressional candidate] Ro [Khanna], many whom support other Democrats as well.”
Attacking billionaires! In the year 2015! It was, one of the correspondents appears to write, “madness and political malpractice of the party to allow this to continue”.
There are wonderful things to be found in this treasure trove when you search the gilded words “Davos” or “Tahoe”. But it is when you search “Vineyard” on the WikiLeaks dump that you realize these people truly inhabit a different world from the rest of us. By “vineyard”, of course, they mean Martha’s Vineyard, the ritzy vacation resort island off the coast of Massachusetts where presidents Clinton and Obama spent most of their summer vacations. The Vineyard is a place for the very, very rich to unwind, yes, but as we learn from these emails, it is also a place of high idealism; a land of enlightened liberal commitment far beyond anything ordinary citizens can ever achieve.
Clinton aide says FBI email query has had no impact – as it happened
Consider, for example, the 2015 email from a foundation executive to a retired mortgage banker (who then seems to have forwarded the note on to Podesta, and thus into history) expressing concern that “Hillary’s image is being torn apart in the media and there’s not enough effective push back”. The public eavesdrops as yet another financier invites Podesta to a dinner featuring “food produced exclusively by the island’s farmers and fishermen which will be matched with specially selected wines”. We learn how a Hillary campaign aide recommended that a policy statement appear on a certain day so that “It wont get in the way of any other news we are trying to make – but far enough ahead of Hamptons and Vineyard money events”. We even read the pleadings of a man who wants to be invited to a state dinner at the White House and who offers, as one of several exhibits in his favor, the fact that he “joined the DSCC Majority Trust in Martha’s Vineyard (contributing over $32,400 to Democratic senators) in July 2014”.
(Hilariously, in another email chain, the Clinton team appears to scheme to “hit” Bernie Sanders for attending “DSCC retreats on Martha’s Vineyard with lobbyists”.)
Then there is the apparent nepotism, the dozens if not hundreds of mundane emails in which petitioners for this or that plum Washington job or high-profile academic appointment politely appeal to Podesta – the ward-heeler of the meritocratic elite – for a solicitous word whispered in the ear of a powerful crony.
This genre of Podesta email, in which people try to arrange jobs for themselves or their kids, points us toward the most fundamental thing we know about the people at the top of this class: their loyalty to one another and the way it overrides everything else. Of course Hillary Clinton staffed her state department with investment bankers and then did speaking engagements for investment banks as soon as she was done at the state department. Of course she appears to think that any kind of bank reform should “come from the industry itself”. And of course no elite bankers were ever prosecuted by the Obama administration. Read these emails and you understand, with a start, that the people at the top tier of American life all know each other. They are all engaged in promoting one another’s careers, constantly.
Everything blurs into everything else in this world. The state department, the banks, Silicon Valley, the nonprofits, the “Global CEO Advisory Firm” that appears to have solicited donations for the Clinton Foundation. Executives here go from foundation to government to thinktank to startup. There are honors. Venture capital. Foundation grants. Endowed chairs. Advanced degrees. For them the door revolves. The friends all succeed. They break every boundary.
But the One Big Boundary remains. Yes, it’s all supposed to be a meritocracy. But if you aren’t part of this happy, prosperous in-group – if you don’t have John Podesta’s email address – you’re out.

FBI Found Pay For Pardons In Clinton Foundation Investigation

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REVEALED: Liberal Money’s Longterm Strategy To Control Public Opinion And ...

Daily Caller ^ | 2 Nov 2016 | Peter Hasson 

A leaked memo from current Clinton campaign chair John Podesta to a handful of liberal billionaires in late 2007 lays out the longterm progressive strategy to dominate American politics by creating an “echo chamber” to control public discourse and changing American demographics to make them more “advantageous.”

The memo went out to several major Clinton donors, including George Soros, Peter Lewis, Steve Bing and Herb and Marion Sandler, giving them a preview of an upcoming September 27, 2007 meeting between the donors and Podesta, who was president of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress at that time.
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The Hillary Clinton Takeover of the United States

Yuutuubbe ^ | Nov 1, 2016 | Steve Pieczenik 

Hillary and Bill Clinton are attempting a takeover of the United States and will stop at nothing. A coup d'état of this magnitude has never been affected in such a subtly calculated way.

On November 1, two thousand sixteen, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and their entourage of... assistants, affected a civilian coup.
In contrast to the usual concept of a coup where the military is involved and takes over the White House and communication centres, very much like the scenarios you see in a movie, this coup was done silently and very effectively through two methods:
Corruption and Co-optation.
The Clintons have been involved in co-opting our, White House, our Judiciary, our CIA, our Federal Bureau of Investigation, our Attorney General Loretta Lynch and our director of the FBI James Comey for some time now.
What they've done is to make sure that they were part and parcel of a group of people who were inter-related through political cronyism.
However, in order to stop this coup, we, in the Intelligence communnity and others involved have informally gotten together -and with their permission I am beginning to announce that we've initiated a counter-coup, through... Julian Assange, and WikiLeaks.
What has happened in effect, when, ah, Comey had to open up the case, of Hillary Clinton, and, discuss the emails that were involved, with the, Anthony Weiner case, it was not the case itself that was as important as the fact that this was the entree, for many of us in the counter-coup, to say to the administration, "we have your number... -not only do we have your number, we are going to stop you from making Hillary the president of the united states -and at the same time, we will convict and indict, the president of the united states, Loretta Lynch and many others who are involved in the coverup, of the massive corruption that occurred under the Clinton Foundation.
Now in both cases, their coup was silent. And our counter-coup was silent, and it was all transgressed or occurred on the internet, and this is probably the first time in the history of any country, where a coup was initiated on -through the internet, and a counter-coup was initiated through the internet.
I am just a small part of something far bigger than myself. It was the brave men and women who were in the FBI, the CIA, the Director of Intelligence, the, ah, Military Intelligence, and the men and women in the fifteen other Intelligence organizations who are sick and tired of seeing this corruption in the Whit House, the Justice Department, in (the) Intelligence System and we decided that there was something we had to do in order to save the Republic.
So we initiated a counter-coup, through Julian Assange who's been very brave and, and really quite formidable, in his, in his ability to come forward and provide all the necessary emails that we gave to him in order to undermine Hillary and Bill Clinton.
Again America, we're going through a major, major transition and quite frankly a second American Revolution.
We do not have guns, we do not have weapons, we do not have intent to kill anynbody, we do not intend to harm anynbody.
But we, the American Public and those of us who serve as Veterans and in the Intelligence service like myself, will stop the Clintons, from assuming power that they don't, deserve. At the same time, we will make certain that Obama leaves, without any trail, of a, ah, a pardon, or any other act of treason.
In effect we want a peaceful transition, in this great American republic.
I bring you this news, and I want you to understand what is happening.
A moment of history is occurring right now, in front of us, and I'm proud to explain it to you.

Good News: 35% Of Government Workers Might Quit If Trump Wins

Investors Business Daily ^ | Nov. 1, 2016 5:15 PM ET | Editorial 

Big Government: A new survey finds that more than a third of federal workers are threatening to quit their jobs should Donald Trump prevail in the presidential election. If only that were true.

A survey of federal employees by the Government Business Council and GovExec.com found that 14% said they would "definitely" consider quitting their jobs if Trump wins the election on Nov. 8, another 13% said they might consider it. Just 65% said they'd stay on at their jobs no matter who wins.
Whatever Trump's many flaws, that's an awfully tempting reason to cast a ballot for him...
...federal workers are paid far more than their private sector counterparts...
...impossible to fire a federal worker, no matter what the reason, as various government audits have shown.
One Government Accountability Office report, for example, found that 99.5% of federal workers got a "fully successful" rating or above. More than a third got a rating of "outstanding." Even if they do horrible things...
...the government spent more than $3 billion in just two years for what amounted to paid vacations. It found that hundreds of federal workers had gotten a year or more of paid leave.
Two employees implicated in the Veterans Health Administration scandal — which involved bureaucratic attempts to hide chronic, and at times deadly, delays...
...got new jobs at the VA.
So don't believe that any of these workers will actually quit in disgust should Trump win. Most will no doubt swallow their pride and go back to doing what they've been doing, which is next to nothing.
That isn't to say that a President Trump couldn't force these employees to live up to their promise by cutting the federal workforce by 35%, while demanding that the rest actually do their jobs.
(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...

Clinton Sycophants Blinded by the Light

American Thinker ^ | November 2, 2016 | Patricia McCarthy 

After all these many pre-election months of watching news programs, panel discussions, Sunday news shows on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and Fox News, as well as talk radio, the burning question is, as more and more is revealed about the Clintons unscrupulous ways of being by Wikileaks, Project Veritas, and the FBI, why do the people around the Clintons stay?  With each passing day, the breadth and depth of their duplicity, their venality is made provably clearer and yet the same people show up day after day, night after night defending them: Bill Burton, Julie Roginsky, Lanny Davis, Robert Zimmerman,  Dana Bash, Gloria Borger, James Carville, Andrea Mitchell, Jessica Tarlov, Don Lemon, Coco Soodek, Donna Brazile, Maryanne Walsh, Richard Fowler, Geraldo Rivera, Austan Goolsbee, and others.  The list is long and mystifying.  It is not possible that all these people are as shamelessly corrupt as the Clintons are, and yet they go on national television and support them.

How do all these people continue to maintain their allegiance to and defend Hillary Clinton and the criminal enterprise that is the Clinton Foundation?  The Clintons have violated so many laws, state and federal, and yet they continue to assume they are above the law because they have gotten away with breaking it for over thirty years.  As proof of the lying, the cheating, the selling of the State Department, and all the underhanded dirty tricks seeps out, how do their on-screen acolytes rationalize supporting a woman who is so obviously morally and ethically challenged?
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...

Hillary: Impose Gun Control by Judicial Fiat

American Thinker ^ | November 2, 2016 | David T. Hardy 

It’s no news that Hillary Clinton is against guns (except those in the hands of people who protect the high and mighty) and enthusiastically in favor of restricting gun owners. When it gets down to specifics, her position does become vague, with some exceptions. One of those exceptions stands out only because of its obscurity.
Hillary really, really, wants to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The PLCAA essentially protects gun manufacturers and gun dealers from being sued unless, well, they have done something wrong. It’s a perfectly simple standard that would apply in any other field of human endeavor.
The reason for the PLCAA’s enactment was simple. As law professor Timothy Lytton wrote, before PLCAA was enacted: “By 2000 gun litigation was regularly front-page news, and manufacturers faced potentially bankrupting industrywide liability exposure as a result of suits by dozens of individual victims, over thirty cities, and the State of New York.” These suits were based upon various elaborations of the argument that “guns are used in crime, and so gun manufacturers should pay for what criminals have done.” Some sought to impose liability even where no one could prove what gun criminals had used: the theory was that all gun makers should pay for all gun crime, in proportion to their annual production level.
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If Dems will rig a debate for Clinton, what won't they do to win?

The Hill ^ | November 01, 2016 | Heather Higgins 

No matter what the election outcome next week, the media will be big losers. This campaign season has seen much of the media rip off their veneer of objectivity, too often acting instead as an unofficial campaign arm working to elect Hillary Clinton.

The latest revelation — that the town hall moderator overseeing a Democratic primary debate gave CNN contributor Donna Brazile a peak at expected questions, and Brazile then fed Hillary Clinton's campaign staff a question expected to come up in the primary debate against Bernie Sanders — confirms the too cozy relationships between the politicians and the so-called journalists and officials who are supposed to be helping Americans get unbiased information about candidates.   Bernie Sanders supporters should be outraged: We've seen time and again how the DNC was never going to allow their guy a fair shot at the nomination.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...

Why This Woman?

American Thinker ^ | November 2 | Walter Bussey 

One of the putative reasons Hillary is running (and being run by the DNC) is so that she can be known to history as the first female POTUS.

 But why would Americans want such a despicable -- nay, corrupt -- person to be elected to that high level, critical position? There is no question that a qualified woman can and would very effectively do the job.

And it is probably realistic to assume that one day we will have a woman president.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...

Who Leaked The CNN Debate Question To Donna Brazile?

The Daily Caller ^ | 11/2/16 | Chuck Ross 

Both of the Flint, Mich. women who asked questions about the city’s lead-poisoned water during a March 6 Democratic debate hosted by CNN tell The Daily Caller that they did not talk to interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile ahead of the event.
That confirmation undermines CNN’s theory — floated to reporters on background — that Brazile, a network contributor at the time, may have learned of the debate question from one of the women at a charity event organized by the network the day before the debate.
But Mikki Ward, who asked Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders the first question at the debate, told TheDC on Tuesday that she has “never met or spoken to Donna Brazile.”
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...

4 things that stink about the Clinton email investigation

Conservativereview ^ | October 31, 2016 | By: Dan Bongino 

I was a federal agent for over a decade. During that time, I was the lead investigator in a number of federal criminal-investigations. In my experience, I have never seen or heard about a criminal case handled like the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Here are just a few of the puzzling anomalies that should leave you scratching your head:
  1. Why is the FBI seizing computers now from the Weiner household and why didn't they seize all of the potentially incriminating evidence at the start of the investigation? If it was a genuine investigation into the transfer of classified information electronically, and otherwise, why not seize ALL of the computers from the start? I used to enjoy working counterfeit currency cases and cannot imagine a scenario where we would initiate a counterfeit investigation but NOT seize the counterfeit printing devices. It’s illogical.
  2. Why agree to forgo prosecuting potential co-conspirators Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin — and destroy the computer evidence they possess — before charging them with a crime? That's not the way the process works. In order to build leverage against a criminal conspirator, a federal agent would typically draw up a federal complaint or seek an indictment. Second, an agent would get an arrest warrant from a judge pursuant to a probable cause ruling and then, AFTER THE ARREST, he or she would ask if the arrested individual wished to cooperate, potentially using their cooperation against co-conspirators. Third, if the cooperation is substantive, then a 5k letter is issued to a judge, which indicates the subject's level of cooperation and how that should be considered in sentencing the cooperating defendant. None of that was done in this case. They essentially said to Hillary's co-conspirators, “Help us, pretty please, or else we’ll have to ask you again.”
  3. Why would you allow a co-conspirator in a criminal case to act as a lawyer for another co-conspirator? There is NO attorney-client privilege if the attorney is a part of the investigation. Allowing Cheryl Mills in the room for the questioning of Hillary Clinton when Mills was also part of the investigation allowed both Clinton and Mills the opportunity to coordinate their stories. It's difficult to coordinate a false story if you're questioned separately and that's why we rarely, if ever, put multiple subjects in the same interview room.
  4. Why did FBI Director Comey, along with a number of Clinton campaign surrogates, insist that this investigation wasn’t worthy of prosecution due to a lack of criminal “intent”? The criminal law that Hillary Clinton and her surrogates appear to have violated, 18 USC 793, doesn’t require intent. It requires only “gross negligence” in the improper removing, handling, and transferring of classified information under section (f) of the law. Surely the FBI Director knows this. Surely Clinton’s surrogates, assuming they can read, know this as well. You should be asking yourself: If the FBI Director knows this, then why did he publicly state that the FBI was not recommending prosecution based on misleading information about the elements of the crime in question? Would you get the same deference if you committed these acts? I don’t think so, because I’ve arrested people, and seen them prosecuted, for far less.  
If you're a liberal, please feel free to ignore all of this. I understand that Hillary is your political messiah and facts are irrelevant, so you can go ahead and move along now. But for those interested in the future of the country, this should deeply concern you. Ask any honest federal agent, Democrat or Republican, if they've ever seen a serious federal investigation handled like this, and I'm absolutely sure they'll confirm what I'm telling you. Something stinks in this case. Just like something seems to stink every time a Clinton touches it. Are you sure you want this stench back in our White House?

Like With a Cloth or Something?

Bleachbit.org ^ | 11/01/16 | staff 

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