“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wikileaks 20: $50 million to Bill Clinton - 3 FBI Field Offices Wanted to Investigate Criminal Conflict of Interest Between US Dept of State and The Clinton Foundation - Guess Who Stopped It?

ANSWER: The so-called US Department of Justice

FBI officials wanted to investigate whether there was a criminal conflict of interest with the State Department and the Clinton Foundation during Clinton’s tenure.

(CNN) Officials from the FBI and Department of Justice met several months ago to discuss opening a public corruption case into the Clinton Foundation, according to a US official.
At the time, three field offices were in agreement an investigation should be launched after the FBI received notification from a bank of suspicious activity from a foreigner who had donated to the Clinton Foundation, according to the official. 
    FBI officials wanted to investigate whether there was a criminal conflict of interest with the State Department and the Clinton Foundation during Clinton's tenure. The Department of Justice had looked into allegations surrounding the foundation a year earlier after the release of the controversial book "Clinton Cash," but found them to be unsubstantiated and there was insufficient evidence to open a case. 
    As a result, DOJ officials pushed back against opening a case during the meeting earlier this year. Some also expressed concern the request seemed more political than substantive, especially given the timing of it coinciding with the investigation into the private email server and Clinton's presidential campaign.
    The FBI's investigation into Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his tie to a Clinton Foundation donor was also raised during the meeting. DOJ said that probe could continue but declined to open a case on the foundation.
    Representatives from the Clinton Foundation, FBI and DOJ declined to comment.
    The Clinton Foundation is under increased scrutiny this week. Newly released emails from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state raised questions about the nature of the department's relationship with the Clinton Foundation. 
    A CNN investigation found that Clinton aide Cheryl Mills was involved in the Clinton Foudnation while she was also employed as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State. On a trip to New York in 2012, Mills interviewed two executives for a top position at the Clinton foundation. The State Department said she was on personal time. Mills' attorney says she was, doing "volunteer work for a charitable foundation. She was not paid." 
    The Clinton campaign issued a statement, "It was crystal clear to all involved that this had nothing to do with her official duties. The idea that this poses a conflict of interest is absurd."
    In a hearing last month on Capitol Hill, FBI Director James Comey declined to say whether the Clinton Foundation was under investigation, saying "I'm not going to comment on the existence or non-existence of any investigation."
    For there to be criminal conflict of interest, there would have to be evidence showing a government employee received something of value in exchange, such as a job post-employment or money. 
    There doesn't appear to be anything so far suggesting that in the newly released heavily redacted emails from Judicial Watch, but those emails do raise questions about whether the relationship between the State Department and Clinton Foundation was too cozy, particularly after Clinton pledged she would not be involved with the foundation when she became secretary of state in an effort to prevent an inappropriate relationship.
    In a case where there's a possible conflict of interest that's not necessarily criminal, the inspector general can look into it and take an administrative remedy if necessary. The State Department OIG has been looking into connections between the State Department and Clinton during her term as Secretary of State since earlier this year, but has not said anything about the matter. 


    1. Trump, after he wins, needs to arrange a little sit down with Dirty Cop Comey and let him start singing.

    2. The media and our Rulers and Masters in Mordor have seriously over-played their hand against Trump.

      Trump is killing it and there is developing the rank odor of fear in the DC salons.

    3. The Clintons - truly World Class criminals.

      The Borgias, Livia Drusilla, Hill and Bill.....


      State Department
      Justice Deparment
      Executive Department
      'Straight shooter' Comey
      Most of Congress

    4. This says it all about the FBI -

      FBI Questions Angelina Jolie For 4 Hours...

      Only questioned Hillary for three-and-half....DRUDGE

      And Hillary wasn't even under oath....


      1. Judge Napolitano: What happened to the FBI? It's been corrupted by Obama and his team

        Andrew Napolitano

        When FBI Director James Comey announced on July 5 that the Department of Justice would not seek the indictment of Hillary Clinton for failure to safeguard state secrets related to her email use while she was secretary of state, he both jumped the gun and set in motion a series of events that surely he did not intend. Was his hand forced by the behavior of FBI agents who wouldn’t take no for an answer? Did he let the FBI become a political tool?

        Here is the back story.

        The FBI began investigating the Clinton email scandal in the spring of 2015, when The New York Times revealed Clinton’s use of a private email address for her official governmental work and the fact that she did not preserve the emails on State Department servers, contrary to federal law. After an initial collection of evidence and a round of interviews, agents and senior managers gathered in the summer of 2015 to discuss how to proceed. It was obvious to all that a prima-facie case could be made for espionage, theft of government property and obstruction of justice charges. The consensus was to proceed with a formal criminal investigation.

        Six months later, the senior FBI agent in charge of that investigation resigned from the case and retired from the FBI because he felt the case was going “sideways”; that’s law enforcement jargon for “nowhere by design.” John Giacalone had been the chief of the New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., field offices of the FBI and, at the time of his "sideways" comment, was the chief of the FBI National Security Branch.

        The reason for the "sideways" comment must have been Giacalone’s realization that DOJ and FBI senior management had decided that the investigation would not work in tandem with a federal grand jury. That is nearly fatal to any government criminal case. In criminal cases, the FBI and the DOJ cannot issue subpoenas for testimony or for tangible things; only grand juries can.

        Giacalone knew that without a grand jury, the FBI would be toothless, as it would have no subpoena power. He also knew that without a grand jury, the FBI would have a hard time persuading any federal judge to issue search warrants. A judge would perceive the need for search warrants to be not acute in such a case because to a judge, the absence of a grand jury can only mean a case is “sideways” and not a serious investigation.

      2. As the investigation dragged on in secret and Donald Trump simultaneously began to rise in the Republican presidential primaries, it became more apparent to Giacalone’s successors that the goal of the FBI was to exonerate Clinton, not determine whether there was enough evidence to indict her. In late spring of this year, agents began interviewing the Clinton inner circle.

        When Clinton herself was interviewed on July 2 -- for only four hours, during which the interviewers seemed to some in the bureau to lack aggression, passion and determination -- some FBI agents privately came to the same conclusion as their former boss: The case was going sideways.

        A few determined agents were frustrated by Clinton’s professed lack of memory during her interview and her oblique reference to a recent head injury she had suffered as the probable cause of that. They sought to obtain her medical records to verify the gravity of her injury and to determine whether she had been truthful with them. They prepared the paperwork to obtain the records, only to have their request denied by Director Comey himself on July 4.

        Then some agents did the unthinkable; they reached out to colleagues in the intelligence community and asked them to obtain Clinton’s medical records so they could show them to Comey. We know that the National Security Agency can access anything that is stored digitally, including medical records. These communications took place late on July 4.

        When Comey learned of these efforts, he headed them off the next morning with his now infamous news conference, in which he announced that Clinton would not be indicted because the FBI had determined that her behavior, though extremely careless, was not reckless, which is the legal standard in espionage cases. He then proceeded to recount the evidence against her. He did this, no doubt, to head off the agents who had sought the Clinton medical records, whom he suspected would leak evidence against her.

        Three months later -- and just weeks before Clinton will probably be elected president -- we have learned that President Barack Obama regularly communicated with Clinton via her personal email servers about matters that the White House considered classified. That means that he lied when he told CBS News that he learned of the Clinton servers when the rest of us did.

        We also learned this week that Andrew McCabe, Giacalone’s successor as head of the FBI Washington field office and presently the No. 3 person in the FBI, is married to a woman to whom the Clinton money machine in Virginia funneled about $675,000 in lawful campaign funds for a failed 2015 run for the Virginia Senate. Comey apparently saw no conflict or appearance of impropriety in having the person in charge of the Clinton investigation in such an ethically challenged space.

        Why did this case go sideways?

        Did President Obama fear being a defense witness at Hillary Clinton’s criminal trial? Did he so fear being succeeded in office by Donald Trump that he ordered the FBI to exonerate Clinton, the rule of law be damned? Did the FBI lose its reputation for fidelity to law, bravery under stress and integrity at all times?

        This is not your grandfather’s FBI -- or your father’s. It is the Obama FBI.

        Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel.


      3. $650,000 to the wife of the Deputy Director of the FBI, courtesy of The Clintons.....

      4. A very minor side note:

        John Podesta's sister-in-lay 'worked' as a lobbyist for the State Department....

    5. Oregon jury finds Malheur refuge standoff defendants not guilty

      Members of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters stand guard Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, near Burns, Ore.
      Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation - hear the story from all involved 2:53

      In this Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Ammon Bundy sits at a desk he is using at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. Members of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters stand guard Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, near Burns, Ore.

      Here's the story of how armed men on a mission from God grabbed a national wildlife refuge and sparked a debate about the rule of law and public lands. Rocky Barker

      The leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were acquitted Thursday in the 41-day standoff that brought new attention to a long-running dispute over control of federal lands in the U.S. West.

      Tumult erupted in the courtroom after the verdicts were read when an attorney for group leader Ammon Bundy demanded his client be immediately released, repeatedly yelling at the judge. U.S. marshals tackled attorney Marcus Mumford to the ground, used a stun gun on him several times and arrested him.

      The marshals shouted “stop resisting” as the judge ordered everyone out of the courtroom, the Oregonian reports.

      Ammon Bundy's lawyer J Philpot says co-counsel Marcus Mumford was tased by marshals in courtroom #oregonstandoff
      4:54 PM - 27 Oct 2016

      U.S. District Judge Anna Brown said she could not release Bundy, who has a home in Emmett, because he still faces charges in Nevada stemming from an armed standoff at his father Cliven Bundy's ranch two years ago.

      A jury found Bundy and his brother Ryan Bundy not guilty of having firearms at a federal facility and conspiring to impede federal workers from their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 300 miles southeast of Portland where the trial took place. Five co-defendants also were tried and found not guilty on one or both of the charges.

      The Bundys were expected to stand trial in Nevada early next year on charges stemming from another high-profile standoff with federal agents. Authorities rounding up cattle at their father Cliven Bundy’s ranch in 2014 because of unpaid grazing fees released the animals as they faced armed protesters.

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    6. Meanwhile, a homeless black man takes up guard duty over Trump's Walk of Fame Star.

      The Star was endangered and damaged by a man trying to steal it.


      He has a Vote Trump sign.

      A hopeful reading is that this is a good omen for the election....

      1. IBD now has Clinton up 2 though.

        La Times has a tie.

      2. .

        The Star was endangered and damaged by a man trying to steal it.

        Only if he planned on taking it home in pieces. It looked like he went after it with a baby sledge.


      3. Pickaxe/sledge combo, apparently.

        a man dressed as a city construction worker and wielding a sledgehammer and pick-ax

        Another article quoted his defense:

        "I had to do it"

      4. This guy was in the business of auctioning off 'artifacts'....had some from Gandhi, or so he says, for instance....

        If you got to do it you got to do it.

    7. Trump has at least a 3-5% pocket vote of people that will vote for Trump but won’t admit it. (Women, blacks and independents)

      Wikileaks will further erode Clinton and chip off some voters. It is not going to make anyone want to vote for her.

      Obamacare cost escalation is not going to win her any votes.

      I remain confident that Trump wins.

      1. You think he'll take Pennsylvania?

        If he does, I say he wins, but Penn rarely fails to disappoint.

      2. ...from what I understand, there are a lot more Republicans in office than Democrats, but for Presidential contests, the Dems manufacture enough real and fake ballots in the black districts to steal the thing.

      3. The establishment hasn’t seen anything like this before.I don’t believe the polls.

        There's been a tectonic shift in US politics. That has only just begun. There is no way for pollsters, paid by the establishment, abetted by a media 95% opposed to Trump, can measure what people will do on election day.

        I hate early voting. It guarantees fraud. That is the only thing that will drag Clinton across the finish line to a win.

        Clinton can’t govern if she wins. The press will have to turn against her.

      4. You can only commit One days worth of fraud on one day. The logistics are too complicated and it is difficult to organize and not get caught if you do it on too large a scale. Two days allows you to double your efforts, and two additional days allows you to double again. US voting is structurally flawed and untrustworthy and there is nothing more flawed than early voting.

    8. Pence Plane Slides off Runway at LaGuardia Airport

      Pence needs a new pilot.

      This guy can't keep a 737 on the runway at La Guardia, and bounced it earlier in the day at Fort Dodge!

      1. Heard one Pence Plane press rider say he's been through a whole series of the worst landings in his life.

      2. Sounds like maybe one of the thrust reversers may have failed or semi-failed.

      3. Yeah a 37 should be able to stop without brakes at La Guardia.

        ...I just spent a half hour learning about the arrestor beds at the end of the runway.

        ...blocks made out of crushed glass and concrete that collapse under the weight of an aircraft and act like truck overrun areas.

    9. RCP has Clinton +5.0 in Penn.

    10. Around 100 migrants, including minors, wound up being allowed under police escort to sleep in shelters that remained standing in the former southern section of the slum that was mostly razed in March, a prelude to this week's clearance operation.


      "They spend their time fleeing and waiting," said 78-year-old volunteer Michel Van Parys, surveying the bleak landscape of charred tents and shacks gutted by fires deliberately set Wednesday by departing migrants.


      Most of the migrants hoping to reach Britain have fled conflict, poverty or persecution in countries such as Eritrea, Sudan and Afghanistan, and the authorities have said those who agree to be moved can seek asylum in France.

    11. Gary Johnson loses his cool, threatens to blow his brains out, then admits he's an idiot when pressed on tax question -

      Is this the man Quirk voted for ?

      We will only know when Q fesses up.....

      Trump’s path to victory runs through Florida; enthusiasm ‘through the roof’

      Donald Trump gestures following at a campaign rally Tuesday on the tarmac at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida. (Associated Press)

      Trump’s path to victory runs through Florida; enthusiasm ‘through the roof’

      By S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

      TAMPA, Fla. — Prognosticators have issued a grim assessment of Donald Trump’s chances, but the GOP nominee’s path to the White House is still alive and runs through Florida, where his campaign has gained momentum in the final stretch of the race.
      He’s rising in the polls in the Sunshine State and remains competitive in Ohio — the two biggest battleground prizes on the map — and the volatility of the 2016 election leaves his backers confident that he holds the advantage thanks to an enthusiasm gap that the tycoon holds over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
      “Anybody who says the race is over — that’s preposterous,” said Peter Feaman, a GOP national committeeman in Florida. “Now that early voting has started and the turnout so far is setting records, that bodes well for Trump, not Clinton, because the enthusiasm for Trump is through the roof.”

      Mrs. Clinton’s crowds are growing as the Nov. 8 election draws near, including several thousand who showed up for a midday rally here Wednesday. But she didn’t approach the more than 20,000 people who two days earlier filled the nearby MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater to see Mr. Trump.

      “It’s unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like this,” Mr. Feaman said of the rock concert-size crowds. “When Mitt Romney ran in 2012, we would struggle to get 500 people in an abandoned airplane hangar to make it look crowded.”

      The map is still a major challenge for Mr. Trump. Even if he prevails in Florida and Ohio, he still must cobble together wins in states such as Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin, as well as hold on to all of the states won by Mr. Romney in 2012.

      The latest polling shows the GOP nominee struggling in Arizona, Georgia and Utah, all states that George W. Bush and Mitt Romney won with ease.

      Indeed, GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence campaigned in Utah on Wednesday while Mr. Trump was in Washington, D.C. — two places where a successful Republican ticket shouldn’t be spending time with less than two weeks to go before Election Day.

      1. Mr. Pence was urging conservative Utah voters to stick with the GOP, while Mr. Trump was tending to his day job running his business empire. He attended the grand opening of his new luxury hotel, which was refurbished from the historic Old Post Office just blocks from the White House.

        The ribbon-cutting ceremony, however, fueled questions about whether he was wasting some of the precious little time he has left before Election Day. Mr. Trump said he was trying to show the country what he can do, adding that the hotel came in under budget and ahead of schedule.

        “We turned a property that had been neglected for decades, and which was losing huge sums of money for the federal government, into a major revenue producer and job creator,” said the billionaire businessman, standing before a lectern emblazoned with the “Trump Hotels” logo. “This is what I want to do for our country. And this is what we’re working so hard to do.”

        In television interviews and a campaign stop later in the day in North Carolina, Mr. Trump projected confidence.
        “New polls are coming out. We’re leading Florida. We’re doing great in North Carolina. We’re doing great in Pennsylvania. We’re doing great all over,” Mr. Trump told CNN. “We’re doing really well in New Hampshire — Ohio, as you know, and Iowa are doing fantastically well. I’m telling you, CNN doesn’t say it, but I think we’re going to win.”

        The GOP ticket got a boost Wednesday from a Bloomberg Politics poll that showed him leading Mrs. Clinton by 2 points in Florida, 45 percent to 43 percent.

        The pollsters credit Florida independent voters with shifting to Mr. Trump to put him in front....

      2. Who knows ? Maybe he will win !

      3. The pollsters credit Florida independent voters with shifting to Mr. Trump to put him in front

      4. Deuce has to lock down Pennsylvania!

    13. Venezuela crisis dangerous phase as Maduro foes go militant....DRUDGE

      At this point they don't have much choice.

      What will the Army do ?

      If they had any sense they'd remove Maduro and hold some honest elections, with reputable international observers and paper ballots.

      By the way, Soros voting machines were used in Venezuela in the past.....

    14. RCP has Clinton +1.6 in Florida.

    15. Meanwhile, the White House has signalled that a meeting between Duterte and Obama could take place during the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Peru, the Philippines Star reported.

      White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he would not rule out the possibility of an Obama-Duterte bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the summit in November. "But we've ruled out previous meetings with President Duterte on short notice," he said.

      The two leaders were scheduled to meet for the first time during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Laos in September, but the US called off the meeting at the last moment after Duterte cursed Obama for criticising his drug war.


      (The Scooby Van, equipped with a rear nap bed for Her Highness, and medical emergency equipment, and the ever present BBD (big black dude), with syringe, dropped her off right at the edge of the plane stairs)

      WARNING !

      It's painful to watch

    17. Drunk Texas A&M student hits cop car while taking nude Snapchat photo, police say

      Drunk Texas A&M student hits cop car while taking nude Snapchat photo, police say
      By Kelsey Bradshaw Updated 10:00 am, Thursday, October 27, 2016

      Bryan Police Officer John Sartell was responding to a disturbance call in the area when he heard "a vehicle braking hard," and he saw a gray Acura SUV crash into his parked patrol car, the affidavit states. Sartell said he found Rader in the gray Acura, with the airbags deployed, and she was not wearing a shirt.

      "I asked her why she was not dressed while driving and she stated that she was taking a Snapchat photo to send to her boyfriend while she was at the red light," Sartell said in the affidavit, adding that Rader had on an unclasped bra and was attempting to put on a black blouse when the officer approached her vehicle.

    18. This Otis character that busted up The Donald's Walk of Fame Star ?

      Heir to the Otis elevator fortune.

      Dude's a billionaire.

      He might be looking at 3 years in the can.

      He might not survive it.

      1. He sounds so unstable, I'm just glad he didn't put that baby sledgehammer to it's intended use.

        (see Quirk Thu Oct 27, 11:20:00 PM EDT)

      2. That does sound like an extremely abusive device.

        Baby sledgehammers really ought to be outlawed.

      3. When Baby Sledgehammers are outlawed, only outlaws will have hammered babies.

    19. They Knew: The End of the Clinton Lies Begins
      There’s only one lie left.

      October 27, 2016 Daniel Greenfield

      During Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign, Neera Tanden was described as “the wonk behind Hillary.” A close associate of the Clintons, Tanden helped shape policy for both Bill and Hillary. Then she switched to playing that role for Obama. 

      While Hillary’s email scandal broke, Tanden was in charge of the Center for American Progress, a radical left-wing group that had been described as "Obama's Idea Factory." And she was chatting with John Podesta, the top Clintonite who had founded CAP. Podesta had co-chaired the Obama-Biden Transition Project. Neera Tanden would co-chair the Hillary-Kaine Transition Project under Podesta who headed up Hillary’s presidential campaign. Podesta had helped shape the last eight years of national politics through Obama and Tanden looked forward to shaping the next eight under Hillary.

      And what did they think of Hillary? Did they believe their defenses of her wrongdoing?

      Podesta and Tanden ridiculed her associates for the cover-up. “Why didn’t they get this stuff out like 18 months ago? So crazy,” she wondered. “Unbelievable,” Podesta wrote. “They wanted to get away with it.”

      Since the early days of the email scandal, we’ve been treated to the sordid rituals of feigned innocence. The issue was a non-issue, Clinton surrogates were quick to assure us. And even if it was, no one did anything wrong. The flies on the wall knew better though and now we can all be the flies on the wall.

      Away from the cameras and the briefings, the Clintonites held their bosses in contempt. Neera Tanden, a supposed close associate of Hillary, blasted her instincts as “suboptimal” and described her as suffering from a character problem.  And there was never any doubt as to what was going on.

      Tanden ridiculed Cheryl Mills for the mess. Mills fired off an email to Podesta warning that Obama’s denial wouldn’t hold up. “We need to clean this up -- he has emails from her -- they do not say,” she warned. 

      Obama had offered his usual denial claiming to have only learned about the scandal from the media. The revelation that Hillary had emailed Obama from her illegal address would show that he had lied. But meanwhile his people struggled to reinvent his lie by claiming that while he knew about her illegal address, he didn’t know that it was illegal. This put his lie in line with Hillary’s lie.
      There was only one problem.

      1. When in doubt, the Clintons take refuge in the final lie that you may be able to prove that they did wrong, but not that they meant to do wrong. That was Hillary’s final email defense to the FBI. Spliced with claims of memory loss due to a concussion was that old Sergeant Schultz favorite, “I know nothing.”
        But that defense completely falls apart once you prove that they did know. That is what the leaked emails have begun doing. They are establishing that the Sergeant Schultz defense is utterly hollow.

        Cheryl Mills knew. John Podesta knew. Barack Obama knew. And Hillary Clinton knew.

        When Obama told a lie that could easily be disproven while trying to distance himself from Hillary, Mills quickly fired off a warning that he had better get his story straight. And his people did. That makes Obama complicit before and after the fact. He knew what Hillary was doing when she was doing it. And his people participated in the effort to cover it up afterward, not just to protect her, but to protect him.

        Hillary Clinton was not a rogue actor. She was part of an administration that had waged a war on transparency. Even media allies had dubbed it as the least transparent administration in history. 
        Lies, censorship and targeting whistleblowers were the norm for Obama Inc. A New York Times reporter dubbed it, “The greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation.” The Washington Post noted that the, “Obama administration routinely makes a mockery of its long-ago pledge to establish itself as the most transparent administration in U.S. history.” The AP pointed out that it, “more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them.”

        Bizarre administration email dodges included EPA boss Lisa Jackson using Richard Windsor as her alias. Jackson/Windsor left the EPA and took a seat on the board of the Clinton Foundation. 
        Tanden and Podesta didn’t take issue with Hillary Clinton breaking the law, but with her clumsy political instincts, her inability to fake sincere apologies and spin scandals as smoothly as Obama. Hillary’s biggest flaw in their eyes was her clumsiness at covering up acts that were routine in in Obamaworld. They didn’t despise her because she broke the law, but because she was bad at it.
        That made her a threat to their political futures.
        Hillary’s clumsy instincts led her to the point of having to admit what she did while denying having intended to do it. Motive is simultaneously the strongest and weakest defense. You can prove what someone else did, but it is hard to prove what someone else meant to do
        Unless you have their emails.

        This is Hillary’s firewall. It’s what every painful trickle of the scandal was meant to drag out and delay. Every partial revelation is buying time while bringing us closer to the final breach in the motive wall.
        What the Podesta emails tell us is that they knew. Those around Hillary knew. And those around them knew that the inner circle knew. They knew and they hated Hillary for being a bad liar. And now, as the inside drama of Clintonworld spills across the internet, the red queen moves closer to being in check.

        By making it all about motive, Hillary Clinton turned personal communications, particularly emails, into the key instrument of culpability. That is why Podesta’s emails are such a hot commodity. It’s why her emails are becoming an even bigger prize.
        Neera Tanden was right. Hillary Clinton’s political instincts are suboptimal. She is the member of the Obama graduating class voted least likely to be able to lie convincingly on national television. And she has a perverse knack for dragging everyone around her into her scandals while exposing their own.

        We know that her people knew that she lied. We know that Obama lied. All that’s left is her final lie.


        Obama promised us 'the most transparent Administration in history'.

        He kept his promise.

        It, along with Hillary, are the most transparently criminal enterprise in our history.

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