Category Archives: Government
Hillary Clinton didn’t testify under oath in her three and a half hour interview with the FBI. Director Comey said there was no evidence she was lying. There was no transcript either.
On Monday a federal judge delayed ruling on a deposition of Hillary. The deposition was requested by Judicial Watch as part of its lawsuit against the State Department over her private email server.
I held off because things don’t always turn out the way they seem. Learned that from the Michael Brown case in Ferguson. Brown was portrayed by the media as a “gentle giant”. Eric Holder’s Justice Department found him to be a thug who was shot and killed while attacking a police officer.
“Hands up don’t shoot” was a lie but Black Lives Matter ran with it anyway.
The irony is five Dallas police officers died while defending a Black Lives protest march.
Eugene Robinson explains here why “the racial divide, has its roots in lingering claims of white supremacy.”
John Gibbs explains here why Robinson is full of it. He blames Obama for wrongly “accusing the police and justice system at large of racism.”
And here’s an eight and a half minute YouTube by Paul Joseph Watson that tells the truth about Black Lives Matter.
FBI Director Comey told Congress that Hillary was “extremely careless” and “negligent.” He said she lied about classified information on her private server (but not to the FBI). And he said her lawyers wiped emails from her server. Then he let her off the hook.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, uninfluenced by her surprise meeting with Bill Clinton, proclaimed the case closed.
Above The Law
Paul Mirengoff at Powerline thinks Comey was protecting the will of the people. Democratic voters didn’t care about her emails when they nominated her for president.
But Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan says, “Americans’ trust in their government is at an all-time low.”
Here’s a Hillary Clinton scandal primer courtesy of The Atlantic.
Speaking of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, I haven’t used this punchline in a while.
This is Attorney General Edwin Meese in 1988.
Here’s Todd Purdum in Politico:
Twenty years after the New York Times columnist William Safire first called Clinton “a congenital liar” in print, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus could still rouse his convention delegates in Cleveland with an unyielding refrain about the emails. “She lied,” Priebus cried. “And she lied over and over and over. She lied! She lied!”
I got the idea for this from a Bloomberg article about a deposition by Hillary aide Huma Abedin.
Huma testified to Judicial Watch lawyers that she advised Hillary to get on the State Department email server. The reason being some of her important messages were ending up in spam files.
Hillary rejected that advice because she didn’t want to “risk the personal being accessible.”
Abedin testified that “the personal” referred to non-government messages Clinton was also exchanging via the e-mail address rather than any improper treatment of government records.
Now It’s Personal
Kimberly Strassel reported in the WSJ that Hillary’s personal emails weren’t all about Chelsea’s wedding plans, her mother’s funeral, or yoga. Some were about a Chicago Securities trader named Rajiv K. Fernando. He landed on the International Security Advisory Board. The board has “the ability to access the nation’s most sensitive intelligence.” Nobody knew how Fernando got there:
Mr. Fernando had no background that would have qualified him to sit on the ISAB alongside the likes of former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, former Defense Secretary William Perry, a United Nations chief weapons inspector, members of Congress, and nuclear scientists. That Mr. Fernando didn’t belong was apparent. “We had no idea who he was,” one board member told ABC News. So how exactly did he get there?
We now finally know, thanks to State Department internal emails that the government was forced to turn over to the watchdog group Citizens United. And thanks to ABC News, which began digging into Mr. Fernando’s bizarre appointment when it first happened.
In August 2011, ABC requested a copy of Mr. Fernando’s resume from the State Department. This, the internal emails show, sent a press aide reeling to find answers to how a trader had ended up on the ISAB. Even the aide noted that it was “natural to ask how he got onto the board when compared to the rest of the esteemed list of members.”