Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

FBI: Lack of public interest justifies withholding Clinton documents

Source: Fox News

"Hillary Clinton’s case isn’t interesting enough to the public to justify releasing the FBI’s files on her, the bureau said this week in rejecting an open-records request by a lawyer seeking to have the former secretary of state punished for perjury. Ty Clevenger has been trying to get Mrs. Clinton and her personal attorneys disbarred for their handling of her official emails during her time as secretary of state. He’s met with resistance among lawyers, and now his request for information from the FBI’s files has been shot down. 'You have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject,' FBI records management section chief David M. Hardy told Mr. Clevenger in a letter Monday." (08/29/17)


Clinton paid aide Huma Abedin nearly $65k from campaign funds since defeat

Source: Fox News

"Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has paid Huma Abedin nearly $65,000 from her campaign funds since her November election defeat, Federal Election Commission filings show. Records show Abedin, Clinton's longtime friend and aide who served as the vice chair of the campaign, has been paid $64,415.10 in salary from Hillary for America, Clinton's campaign committee, since mid-November." (08/21/17)


Federal judge orders US State Department to search for more Clinton Benghazi emails

Source: WMUR 9 News

"A federal judge has ordered the State Department to search for any additional Benghazi-related emails then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have sent or received from aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills or Jake Sullivan at their state.gov addresses. Judge Amit Mehta, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama, ruled that the State Department should search the state.gov emails as well, noting 'this matter is a far cry from a typical FOIA case. Secretary Clinton used a private email server, located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as secretary of state.' The judge has ordered a status report by September 22. The order, signed Tuesday, came after conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch's lawsuit for Benghazi emails." (08/10/17)


Mueller probe could set the stage for Hillary's 2020 return

Source: Reason
by Ira Stoll

"Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election is both a preview of Hillary Clinton's 2020 presidential campaign and a re-run of the insider-trading litigation of the past decade. It's a preview of the 2020 presidential campaign, because blaming the outcome of the election on illegal Russian interference takes the blame off Clinton for losing. Clinton can already point out that she won the popular vote in 2016. If her electoral vote loss was the result of foreign interference — rather than, say, a poorly managed campaign, or a candidate who couldn't connect with out-of-work coal miners, or the wrong substantive message — then perhaps a 2020 replay, without foreign interference, might yield a different outcome." (06/19/17)


Democrats to Clinton: Don't go away mad, just go away

Source: The Hill

"Democrats say they’d like Hillary Clinton to take a cue from former President Obama and step out of the spotlight. They say her string of remarks explaining her stunning loss in November coupled with the public remarks blaming the Democratic National Committee for the defeat — which many took as also critical of Obama — are hurting the party and making the 2016 candidate look bitter. The Hill interviewed more a dozen Democrats about Clinton’s remarks, including many staunch Clinton supporters and former aides. They said they understood the need for Clinton to explain what happened in the election, and many also empathized with Clinton’s anger over former FBI Director James Comey’s handling of a probe into her private email server. But they also unanimously said Clinton needs to rethink her public blaming tour." (06/05/17)


Judicial Watch obtains new classified Clinton emails

Source: Fox News

"A nonprofit legal watchdog claimed Thursday that newly unearthed documents show Hillary Clinton sent and received more classified information on her private server than previously known, and that the papers also show top aide Huma Abedin did favors for Clinton Foundation insiders. Judicial Watch released more than 2,000 pages of documents it obtained pursuant to a May 5, 2015 court order, after filing a lawsuit against the State Department for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request." (06/01/17)


Even Hillary Clinton's former aides are sick of her incessant bull$hit

Source: Liberty Blitzkrieg
by Michael Krieger

"Personally, I’m in the camp that thinks a large percentage of Trump voters didn’t support him out of personal affinity, but rather as a means to ensure that Hillary Clinton would finally shut-up and go away forever. That is not happening. … the 'I’m awesome, but everyone else failed me tour' is getting so tiresome, even some of her aides are publicly calling her out." (06/01/17)


Clinton supporters try to shift blame for Servergate to, you guessed it, !THEM RUSSIANS!

Source: Washington Post

"A secret document that officials say played a key role in then-FBI Director James B. Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation has long been viewed within the FBI as unreliable and possibly a fake, according to people familiar with its contents. In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary season, the FBI received what was described as a Russian intelligence document claiming a tacit understanding between the Clinton campaign and the Justice Department over the inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server. … Current and former officials have said that Comey relied on the document in making his July decision to announce on his own, without Justice Department involvement, that the investigation was over. That public announcement — in which he criticized Clinton and made extensive comments about the evidence — set in motion a chain of other FBI moves that Democrats now say helped Trump win the presidential election." [editor's note: I'm pretty sure !THEM RUSSIANS! stole my car keys, too,
since I can't find them – TLK] (05/25/17)


Beyond neoliberal identity politics

Source: CounterPunch
by Paul Street

"Last year, Daniel Denvir insightfully described Hilary [sic] Clinton’s political strategy as 'peak neoliberalism, where a distorted version of identity politics is used to defend an oligarchy and a national security state, celebrating diversity in the management of exploitation and warfare' (emphasis added). This 'peak' neoliberal identity politics (NIP) is a great weapon on the hands of the privileged capitalist Few and their mass-murderous global empire. It was central to the Barack Obama phenomenon and presidency. And it is very much alive and kicking atop the corporate Democratic Party and its various media allies more than half a year after Mrs. Clinton’s humiliating defeat." (05/24/17)


Trump regime fires Comey

Source: Washington Post

"FBI Director James B. Comey has been dismissed by the president, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer — a startling move that officials said stemmed from a conclusion by Justice Department officials that he had mishandled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails. 'The president has accepted the recommendation of the Attorney General and the deputy Attorney General regarding the dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,' Spicer told reporters in the briefing room. Spicer also said that Comey was 'notified a short time ago.' This is effective 'immediately,' he said. Officials said Comey was fired because senior Justice Department officials concluded he had violated Justice Department principles and procedures by publicly discussing the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of private email." [editor's note: I'm looking forward to his tell-all "yes, Hillary Clinton is a felon but I couldn't touch her because she's Hillary Clinton" book – TLK] (05/09/17)