Posts Tagged ‘ Hillary Clinton ’

Election 2016: My prediction vs. actual results

November 9, 2016
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Thomas L Knapp -- photo by Avens O'Brien KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L Knapp  

"I see that MSNBC finally called Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (and, therefore, the election) for Trump, with New Hampshire, Michigan, Minnesota, and Arizona still up in the air. Of the states where the winner is known, I predicted 44 of 46 accurately. I'm under the impression I had a better predictive outing than most pollsters, pundits, and analysts this year. That and five bucks will get me an iced white chocolate mocha latte at Starbucks. But you know I'm going to brag about it for the next two to four years, right?" (11/09/16)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2016/11/election-2016-my-prediction-vs-actual.html  

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Obama invites Trump to White House for meeting this week

November 9, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"President Obama invited president-elect Donald Trump to meet with him at the White House this week, according to a statement by the White House press secretary. The president extended the invite during a phone call to his Republican successor, where he congratulated Trump on his victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The meeting, should Trump accept, could take place as early as Thursday, Nov. 10, at the White House." (11/09/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-invites-trump-to-white-house-for-thursday-meeting/  

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Election 2016: Trump beats Clinton

November 9, 2016
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BBC News BBC News [UK state media]    

"Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Republican nominee defied pre-election polling to claim swing states, winning the key battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He told cheering supporters that Americans must now unite and 'bind the wounds of division,' after a gruelling, acrimonious campaign. Global markets plummeted, with the US dollar diving and gold prices surging." (11/09/16)

http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37920175  

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FBI goes back to pretending Clinton isn’t a crook

November 7, 2016
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Duluth News Tribune    

"The FBI said on Sunday it stood by its earlier recommendation that no criminal charges were warranted against Democrat Hillary Clinton for using a private email server for government work, lifting a cloud over her presidential campaign two days before the U.S. election. FBI Director James Comey made the announcement in a letter to Congress, saying the agency had worked 'around the clock' to complete its review of newly discovered emails and found no reason to change its July finding [that Hillary Clinton shouldn't be prosecuted because she's Hillary Clinton]." (11/06/16)

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/politics/4153491-fbi-clears-clinton-latest-email-review-two-days-election  

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Wikileaks and the Podesta emails: Two things

November 3, 2016
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Thomas L Knapp -- photo by Avens O'Brien William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"As final voting in the 2016 US presidential election approaches, questions continue to swirl around Wikileaks and its release of an email archive copied from the personal files of John Podesta, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign chair. It would be impossible, in the space of a single column, to fully consider the content and implications of those emails. There are, however, two relevant questions which those interested in the matter should carefully consider. First, are the emails authentic and unaltered? ... Secondly, is the Podesta email hack an attempt by Vladimir Putin to affect the election?" (11/03/16)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/8257  

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Hillary Clinton does not stand for women if she doesn’t stand for Bitcoin

November 3, 2016
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Bitcoin.com
by Elizabeth McCauley  

"Just this past week, Wikileaks revealed Hillary Clinton's decision to avoid accepting donations in Bitcoin for her presidential campaign. This leak came on the heels of the Clinton Campaign's announcement of an Initiative on Technology & Innovation where she used the phrase 'public service blockchain applications,' in her proposal. So why would this self-proclaimed 'pro-women' candidate reject a technology that can and already is transforming the lives of women globally?" (11/03/16)

https://news.bitcoin.com/hillary-clinton-women-bitcoin/  

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New emails suggest coordination between State Department and Clinton camp

November 3, 2016
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Deutsche Welle Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"New revelations from the emails of Hillary Clinton campaign head John Podesta on Wednesday appeared to show coordination between the State Department and the Democrat's campaign. The stolen emails released by Wikileaks suggested that a government official may have tipped Clinton off that news was about to break about the private email server she used as Secretary of State. The message, dated March 1, 2015, came from Department of State press aid Lauren Hickey. In it, she describes having 'just cleared' a reply to a New York Times reporter about to publish the story. The mail also seemed to imply that the reply to the newspaper had been altered at the Clinton camp's behest ..." (11/02/16)

http://www.dw.com/en/new-emails-suggest-coordination-between-state-department-and-clinton-camp/a-36240962  

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Why Emailgate matters

November 3, 2016
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spiked spiked
by Sean Collins  

"Polls show that over 60 per cent of US citizens find Clinton untrustworthy and dishonest. This isn't simply due to Republican propaganda -- there is an underlying problem with Clinton, and her emails are part of that problem. Of course, Republicans have, and will, undertake partisan attacks on Clinton, including pressing the email issue for political advantage. But it is notable that they haven't been able to pursue scandals with Obama, which they surely would if they could. Clinton gives them lots of material to work with, while Obama doesn't. In public, Clinton's campaign staff play down Clinton's email issue. But, as recent Wikileaks revelations show, in private they recognise the seriousness of the situation." (11/02/16)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/why-emailgate-matters-Hillary-Clinton-US-election-president/  

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Worse than Watergate? Revisiting the Clinton email fiasco

November 3, 2016
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Anthony DiMaggio  

"The reemergence of the email fiasco speaks to old questions about whether Clinton violated federal law, and a new question -- is the comparison to Watergate appropriate? John W. Dean, a former counsel to Richard Nixon and co-conspirator in the Watergate scandal weighed in on this in a recent New York Times op-ed arguing that the comparison is 'nonsense.' More specifically, Dean argues about Clinton: 'She was unaware that a few classified items -- some of which were classified after the fact -- were in her private email system. Unlike Nixon, she has apologized. The F.B.I. record also shows that -- again, unlike Nixon -- she had no criminal intent in any of her actions.' Dean's words are unlikely to convince political opponents and critics of Clinton, but the question still stands: did Clinton violate federal law by disseminating classified materials?" (11/02/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/02/worse-than-watergate-revisiting-the-clinton-email-fiasco/  

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Weld: Comey, FBI “off the reservation,” don’t they know Hillary Clinton is above the law?

November 1, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Libertarian [Party] vice presidential nominee William Weld lit into James Comey, saying Monday that his decision to announce a review of new emails was 'disgraceful' ... 'They're totally off the reservation,' Weld told CNN's Alisyn Camerota Monday on 'New Day,' adding that the US Attorney General may need to get involved to rein in Comey. Weld was the head of the Justice Department's criminal justice division during the final years of Ronald Reagan's tenure and said throughout the interview that his criticism of Comey's conduct was a professional critique, not political." [editor's note: Unmentioned is that Weld, possibly the Libertarian Party's biggest mistake of all time, got promoted to DoJ criminal justice head as a reward for stonewalling the Senate's investigation of the Iran-Contra ring when he was a US attorney; covering criminal politicians' asses seems to be his avocation - TLK] (10/31/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/31/politics/bill-weld-comey-reservation-clinton/  

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Source: FBI discovered Clinton-related emails weeks ago

October 31, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"The FBI stumbled upon a trove of emails from one of Hillary Clinton's top aides weeks ago, law enforcement officials told CNN Sunday. But FBI Director James Comey didn't disclose the discovery until Friday, raising questions about why the information was kept under wraps and then released only days before the election. Meanwhile, the Justice Department has obtained a warrant that will allow it to begin searching the computer that is believed to contain thousands of newly found emails of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, two law enforcement sources confirmed to CNN. ... Senior Justice Department officials were briefed on the situation about a week ago and Comey was given a full briefing Thursday, the officials said, triggering his decision to notify members of Congress Friday that the FBI was reviewing emails potentially related to Clinton's server." (10/30/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/30/politics/clinton-emails-fbi-abedin/index.html  

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Lynch asked Comey not to inconvenience Hillary Clinton by doing his job

October 30, 2016
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United Press International United Press International    

"FBI Director Jim Comey's decision to alert congressional Republicans to the existence of new emails pertinent to the Hillary Clinton email investigation was opposed by his boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and went against longstanding Justice Department policy not to comment publicly on the status of an ongoing investigation, according to media reports. Comey said he made the decision to go public with the revelation there are more emails that need to be reviewed because he told Congress under oath that the Clinton private email server investigation was completed, a fact that was no longer true when the new emails came to light." (10/29/16)

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2016/10/29/Justice-Dept-officials-opposed-Comeys-release-of-new-info-on-Clinton-email-probe/6091477762545/  

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What happened to the FBI?

October 27, 2016
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Andrew P. Napolitano Antiwar.com
by Andrew P 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." (10/27/16)

http://original.antiwar.com/andrew-p-napolitano/2016/10/26/what-happened-to-the-fbi/  

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Wikileaks: Released memo reveals how Bill Clinton profited from the Clinton Foundation

October 27, 2016
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Vanity Fair    

"A new cache of hacked e-mails, released Wednesday by WikiLeaks, is shedding new light on how Bill Clinton made millions of dollars while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, and raising questions about whether there may have been conflicts of interest between foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and the former president's personal business. In one 2011 memo written by Doug Band, a longtime aide to Bill Clinton, Band explains how he worked for years to raise $46 million for the Foundation through the Clinton Global Initiative, while also leveraging his relationships with corporate sponsors to secure lucrative speaking arrangements and consulting gigs for the former president." (10/27/16)

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/10/bill-clinton-foundation-wikileaks-emails  

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The Senate should refuse to confirm all of Hillary Clinton’s judicial nominees

October 27, 2016
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Ilya Shapiro Cato Institute
by Ilya Shapiro  

"When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the #NoHearingNoVote position, he argued that, given the nation's polarization and that the next justice could swing the balance of the Supreme Court, this election-year vacancy should be filled by the people’s choice. It was a principled position, but a controversial and risky one. Yet McConnell's calculus has been borne out. ... But the McCain volley, launched while campaigning for embattled Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, is something new: are Republicans really planning to keep that seat empty for four (even eight) years if Clinton wins? (Presumably this would be in a scenario where they keep the Senate; Democrats would surely get rid of the filibuster if it came to that.) Doesn't that expose their motivations as purely partisan regardless of their high-minded rhetoric?" (10/26/16)

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/the-senate-should-refuse-confirm-all-of-hillary-clintons-judicial-nominees  

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Some truth about Hillary and the hackers

October 26, 2016
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Paul Rosenberg Freeman's Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg  

"People ask me, 'Do you think it was the Russians who hacked Hillary?' I tell them that I have no idea who did it, but, 'Yeah, sure, it could have been the Russians. Given the lack of security on her server, however, it could also have been the teenager down the street.' Hillary's server was more or less wide open. Given enough motivation and a bit of time, any reasonably technical person could have stolen those emails. In the words of one specialist, Hillary's server was 'total amateur hour.' How that happens for a Secretary of State (or a President) is a rather serious question." (10/25/16)

http://www.freemansperspective.com/truth-hillary-hackers/  

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No comment: Clinton has “nothing to say” about Wikileaks email revealing $12 million pay to play scheme

October 24, 2016
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"A stone-faced Hillary Clinton refused to comment on an email a top aide sent calling a Clinton Foundation quid pro quo a 'mess' of the former secretary of state's own making. 'I have nothing to say about Wikileaks, other than I think we should all be concerned about what the Russians are trying to do to our election and using Wikileaks very blatantly to try to influence the outcome of the election,' Clinton said on Saturday. ... Hacked emails revealed an internal disagreement among Clinton's aides about her desire to hold a conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The country's king made a $12 million pledge to fund the Clinton Global Initiative conference -- but only if the the likely presidential candidate attended. ... Bill Clinton was the star turn at the Clinton Foundation's Clinton Global Initiative summit in Marrakesh in May 2015. It was his wife who solicited the cash from the country's king using her own presence as a quid-pro-quo, then did not go herself." (10/22/16)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3863568/No-comment-Clinton-say-Wikileaks-email-revealing-12M-quid-pro-quo-Morocco-s-king-aide-said-mess-making.html  

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Does Hillary believe in an individual right to bear arms or not?

October 21, 2016
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Cato Institute Cato Institute
by Adam Bates  

"In last night's third and final presidential debate, Hillary Clinton made two seemingly conflicting assertions about the Second Amendment: that she supports an individual right to bear arms and that the Heller case was wrongly decided. ... So what does Secretary Clinton mean when she says that Heller was wrongly decided? Both dissents in Heller would have upheld a law that effectively banned handguns. Both dissents would have upheld a law that rejects the ability to defend yourself from criminals in your own home as a fundamental right. Or would Secretary Clinton reject both dissents in favor of some fourth view of the case?" (10/20/16)

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/does-hillary-believe-individual-right-bear-arms-or-not  

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The Federal Reserve is Hillary Clinton’s secret weapon

October 20, 2016
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Ludwig von Mises Institute Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Tommy Behnke  

"Say what you want about Donald J. Trump, but he is correct about one thing: the Federal Reserve has, with near certainty, been holding interest rates down for political purposes -- namely, to aid Hillary Clinton in getting elected president of the United States. ... The Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) September meeting minutes, released on Wednesday, have proven Mr. Trump's assertion to be true. As the 2016 election season draws to a close, the Fed has suddenly become more bullish on the prospect of raising interest rates -- and this precipitous change-of-heart has come despite there being few notable signs of hope in the US's economic data." (10/20/16)

https://mises.org/blog/federal-reserve-hillary-clinton%E2%80%99s-secret-weapon  

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Assange’s fate

October 19, 2016
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Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"The saga of Julian Assange seems to be drawing to a climax -- one that will decide the fate of this historic whistleblower who, for years, has been a giant thorn in the side of governments everywhere. His role in exposing the machinations of the US government over the years earned him the plaudits of liberals -- until the Bush era ended, and he started exposing the crimes of the Obama administration and -- most pointedly -- the hypocrisy and venality of Hillary Clinton and her journalistic camarilla. Now we see right-wing figures like Sean Hannity and -- yes! -- Donald Trump praising and defending him, while the ostensible liberals take up the cry of the Clinton campaign that he's a 'pawn of the Kremlin' and a 'rapist.'" (10/19/16)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2016/10/18/assanges-fate/  

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“Rigged election” rhetoric: A dangerous two-way street

October 19, 2016
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Thomas L Knapp -- photo by Avens O'Brien William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"Trump is preemptively positioning himself to claim that a victorious Clinton and her party rigged the election. That could lead to fireworks. Clinton is preemptively positioning herself to accuse a foreign power of rigging -- or at least unduly influencing -- the outcome to her loss. That could lead to fireworks of a nuclear variety." (10/18/16)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/8090  

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Ecuador: Regime admits it cut off Assange’s Internet to help Clinton

October 19, 2016
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Ars Technica Ars Technica    

"Ecuador, the nation that has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the country's London embassy, said late Tuesday it had cut off his Internet access. Ecuador says it did this because of WikiLeaks'[s] recent dumps of hacked e-mails surrounding Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 'The Government of Ecuador respects the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states. It does not interfere in external electoral processes, nor does it favor any particular candidate,' the government said in a statement. 'Accordingly, Ecuador has exercised its sovereign right to temporarily restrict access to some of its private communications network within its Embassy in the United Kingdom. This temporary restriction does not prevent the WikiLeaks organization from carrying out its journalistic activities.' Ecuador, however, said it wasn't revoking the asylum it granted to Assange in 2012." [editor's note: In attempting to suppress Assange's ability to communicate, Ecuador's regime DID intervene in the electoral process of the US, and it DID do so in favor of one particular candidate - TLK] (10/19/16)

http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/10/ecuador-says-it-cut-off-assanges-internet-over-clinton-data-dumps/  

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FBI denies “quid pro quo” with State Department in Clinton email probe

October 18, 2016
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USA Today USA Today    

"A State Department official allegedly urged the FBI to alter the classification of a secret document found on Hillary Clinton's private server as part of a 'quid pro quo' that would allow the FBI to place additional agents abroad, according to newly released documents from the bureau's now-closed investigation into Clinton's handling of classified information while serving as secretary of State. The FBI and State Department each denied Monday that such an arrangement occurred. The scenario was outlined during the FBI's interview last year of an unidentified records management official at the bureau." (10/17/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/10/17/hillary-clinton-fbi-state-department-documents/92294858/  

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WikiLeaks releases transcripts of Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches

October 16, 2016
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Wikileaks CNN    

"WikiLeaks released Saturday what appear to be transcripts of Hillary Clinton's three paid speeches to financial heavyweight Goldman Sachs. The remarks, which were hacked as part of an extensive breach of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's email account, show Clinton commenting on Wall Street's role in financial regulations, relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the damage done to US foreign policy by past WikiLeaks releases. The Clinton campaign declined to confirm the authenticity of any of the transcripts and CNN cannot independently confirm their authenticity. But the campaign has not challenged any emails in other WikiLeaks releases and this is the second time transcripts from Clinton's paid speeches have been made public by the group." (10/15/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/15/politics/wikileaks-hillary-clinton-goldman-sachs-speeches/  

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WikiLeaks dumps more John Podesta emails

October 12, 2016
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CBS News CBS News    

"Hacked emails show that Hillary Clinton's campaign was slow to grasp the seriousness of the controversy over her use of a homebrew email server and believed it might blow over after one weekend. Two days after The Associated Press was first to report in March 2015 that Clinton had been running a private server in her home in New York to send and receive messages when she was secretary of state, her advisers were shaping their strategy to respond to the revelation. Among the emails made public Tuesday by WikiLeaks was one from Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill, who optimistically suggested that the issue might quickly blow over. ... WikiLeaks began releasing on Friday what it said were years of messages from accounts used by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. He has acknowledged his emails were hacked. Podesta warned that messages may have been altered or edited to inflict political damage but has not pointed to any specific case of this." (10/12/16)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wikileaks-dumps-more-john-podesta-emails/  

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