Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Don’t Trump the gun

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“The 2016 presidential election will go down in history as a doozy. The Trump win was a surprise, even shocking many of his supporters. But the most obvious lesson we learned pertains to the modal Obama-Hillary voter. Well, make that lessons. Plural.” (01/19/17)


Clinton Global Initiative to lay off employees, shut down amid dwindling donations

Source: Fox News

“The Clintons are moving ahead with plans to downsize their controversial foundation’s network of offshoots, a decision carried out as the powerful family’s political influence wanes and its once-lengthy donor list shrinks. In a decision announced last week, 22 additional employees are being laid off from the Clinton Global Initiative — known for its annual glitzy gathering of high-powered leaders and celebs. The layoffs are tied to a decision to shutter CGI that originally was announced in an Aug. 22 letter from former President Bill Clinton. At the time, the Clintons were under pressure to explain how they would handle potential conflicts of interest with their namesake foundation if Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton were to win the White House.” (01/16/17)


Some election interference is more equal than others

Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg
by Michael Krieger

“A couple of days ago, Politico published a fascinating piece describing how factions associated with the current Ukrainian government apparently interfered in the U.S. election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The findings seem pretty damning, and certainly warrant at least some conversation within the American media given the 24/7 obsession with Russia. Nevertheless, most of you have probably never heard of this saga, since when it comes to the corporate media news cycle, some election interference is more equal than others.” (01/13/17)


She’s back

Source: LewRockwell.com
by Andrew P Napolitano

“Donald Trump argued during the last weeks of the presidential election campaign that Clinton had exposed state secrets to hostile foreign governments. … Clinton denied vehemently that she had caused any state secrets to pass into the hands of hostile foreign governments. Then Trump was elected president of the United States. Then Clinton left the public scene. Then, last Sunday evening, during the NFL playoff game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers, the FBI posted on its website more than 300 emails that Clinton had sent to an unnamed colleague not in the government — no doubt her adviser Sid Blumenthal — that had fallen into the hands of foreign powers. It turns out — and the Sunday night release proves this — that Blumenthal was hacked by intelligence agents from at least three foreign governments and that they obtained the emails Clinton had sent to him that contained state secrets. Sources believe that the hostile hackers were the Russians and the Chinese and the friendly hackers were the Israelis.” [editor’s note: Why consider the Israelis “friendly?” (01/12/17)


US DoJ to investigate itself over Servergate probe

Source: CNN

“The Justice Department’s internal watchdog announced Thursday it has launched a probe into the department and the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The announcement, which was expected, comes after criticism of the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation, particularly on how the public was notified about the controversy, which was a major issue on the 2016 campaign trail.” [editor’s note: Wait before you cheer, Clinton fans. Investigating the investigation implies revisiting that investigation. Your gal skated once, but there’s a new sheriff on the way … – TLK] (01/12/17)


The shadow of incompetence and racism

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Just when you thought it was safe to ignore Hillary Clinton … Out from the Land of Might Have Been blurps the ‘news from nowhere’ as to what Mrs. Clinton’s cabinet would have been. Some are calling it the ‘ghost cabinet,’ the sadder version of a shadow cabinet. And top on the list? Secretary of State John Podesta! Mrs. Clinton’s own recklessness regarding secrets and security protocols while she was Secretary of State was apparently not enough. It turns out she aspires to insecurity, for she had planned to give her old job to the man who protected his computer with the immortal, hard-to-guess password ‘[email protected]'” (01/12/17)


“Rising tide of authoritarianism,” warns eminent recent example

Source: New York Daily News

“Hillary Clinton warned of a tough battle ahead for foreign diplomacy during a rare post-election appearance celebrating a new State Department museum on Tuesday night. Without mentioning President-elect Donald Trump by name, the former Democratic presidential candidate urged a closer look at history to prevent the ‘rising tide of authoritarianism’ daring to threaten diplomatic victories made since World War II.” (01/11/17)


Hillary Clinton’s cabinet would have been bad

Source: The New Republic
by Sarah Jones

“Noted access-seeker and Axios founder Mike Allen has released Clinton’s so-called ‘ghost cabinet,’ the individuals her campaign likely would have nominated to fill key administration roles. … This list contains no surprises, which is exactly why it’s so troubling. Politico initially reported in October that Clinton was considering Sheryl Sandberg for Treasury secretary. Progressives opposed that at the time, and for good reason: Sandberg’s only qualifications for that position are that she is wealthy and friendly with Clinton. Those two characteristics, wealth and loyalty, constitute the same low standard Donald Trump has applied to his own cabinet nominees. See also: Howard Schultz (of Starbucks) for labor secretary and Anna Wintour (of Vogue) for ambassador to the U.K.” [editor’s note: Clink the link to see the list; it has few real surprises – SAT] (01/10/17)


The Democrats’ conspiracy theory

Source: OpEdNews
by Joe Giambrone

“The Democrats have become feral. Irrationally lashing out in every direction, the CIA’s conspiracy theory has had the effect that many of those anti-conspiracy theory psycho-babble articles had warned us about! #irony But psychology remains at the core of it all, and it is the psychology of blaming others to avoid taking personal responsibility for negative outcomes. Taking cues from Hillary Clinton herself, there must be Russians hiding under the bed. Of course that’s the reason people supported Trump and not glorious Hillary. The alternative is too horrible for them to entertain. What is obscured is the contorted logic that Russia allegedly defeated Clinton by revealing The Truth about her own corruption and lies, her private position versus public position. Impossible to make the case that the Russians are lying, the Democratic Party apologists’ only response has been to change the focus of the outrage toward killing the messenger.” (01/10/17)


US: Congress certifies Electoral College results

Source: CNN

“Donald Trump was formally certified as the winner of the presidential election Friday, after handful of congressman tried to object during the tally of Electoral College votes, a desperate gambit quickly squashed by Vice President Joe Biden. Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly told objecting congressman that their attempt to disrupt the usually staid moment that their objections were invalid because they did not have the signature of a United States senator. Biden, at times exasperated by the scene, at one point cautioned his fellow Democrats: ‘It is over.'” (01/06/17)