Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Clinton.com's "Scandal that Won't Go Away"

Boy, you take a day or two off for a holiday, and this $^!* just piles up:

Media: The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Just Won’t Go Away
The media regrets to inform its viewers that the Hillary Clinton email scandal is “not going away,” a Washington Free Beacon SuperCut finds.

The cliché hangs heavily on reporters’ lips as they pick over sordid details of Clinton’s transmission of state secrets using an unsecure private email server.

In that spirit: Second Review Says Classified Information Was in Hillary Clinton’s Email
A special intelligence review of two emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton received as secretary of state on her personal account — including one about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program — has endorsed a finding by the inspector general for the intelligence agencies that the emails contained highly classified information when Mrs. Clinton received them, senior intelligence officials said.

Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign and the State Department disputed the inspector general’s finding last month and questioned whether the emails had been overclassified by an arbitrary process. But the special review — by the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency — concluded that the emails were “Top Secret,” the highest classification of government intelligence, when they were sent to Mrs. Clinton in 2009 and 2011.
It was their intelligence to classify. That makes whoever filed off the secret markings a criminal. I think the only question is who will be the fall girl, Huma or Cheryl.

Another week of embarrassing shoes dropping for Hillary
First came news that Hillary Clinton’s private e-mails included highly classified information on North Korea’s nuclear-weapons stockpile.

That comes from multiple intelligence sources speaking on the condition of anonymity to The Washington Times. The nuke info apparently came from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a highly classified satellite and mapping system.

Such info is automatically classified at the very highest level, even when not so labeled — and knowing that rule is part of the secretary of state’s job.

So much for Clinton’s repeated claims that she didn’t know she was putting secrets at risk via her own personal e-mail server.

Also on the faux-innocence front: Clinton aide Bryan Pagliano, who helped set up and maintain the private server, says he won’t cooperate with the FBI, the State Department inspector general’s office or the congressional Benghazi committee that uncovered the private-e-mail issue in the first place — invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself.
TomBrokaw: ‘Stunned’ by Clinton’s Answers on Her E-Mail Use
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, NBC’s Tom Brokaw strongly criticized Hillary Clinton’s performance during her interview with colleague Andrea Mitchell, specifically her answers to why she decided to use a private e-mail server while Secretary of State.

Brokaw admitted that when Clinton said “I didn't think about the effect of e-mail, I was stunned. I mean, we were deep into the digital age at that point. She's Secretary of State.”

Trump's lack of, and then finally being badgered into making a "loyalty Pledge" to the Republican Party (not really that tough for someone who hankers that nomination) is big in the new, but how about this one? I'll bet you won't read this in the Times' or the Posts:

Hillary Clinton Makes Voters Sign Loyalty Pledge Before Entering Event
Attendees at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in Cleveland, Ohio, were asked to sign a pledge promising to vote for the candidate before they were allowed into the venue.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito attended the event and posted a picture of the pledge on Twitter:
Ace has stumbled on the reason that Hillary seems to lurch from one disaster to another:  Hillary Clinton: Invalid
Stephen L. Miller draws another conclusion from her emails: Hillary is a doddering old addlebrain who cannot accomplish the simplest task on her own behalf but instead depends on a 24-7 staff of Wellness Workers to maintain her.
If I were to approach a person on the street and list off traits like "doesn’t drive," "needs food prepared," "needs help with the remote control," "needs people to bring her beverages," "has trouble remembering things,” and "doesn't pay her own bills" about someone anonymously, he wouldn’t think I was referring to a current presidential front-runner in the year 2015. He would think I was referring to his poor nana, whom he had to place in a home because she wouldn’t stop yelling at the lamp and was at risk of accidentally microwaving her dentures. But, as we now know courtesy of the ongoing FOIA e-mail dump, all of these traits accurately describe the current Democratic front-runner and (as she is always eager to remind us) doting grandmother, Hillary Clinton. Amidst the e-mail revelations, an alarming pattern is developing about Clinton's personal dependency on those inside her inner bubble. She isn’t just delegating important tasks to underlings, as any executive might; these aren’t urgent matters of national security, such as aides' fetching satellite intelligence or the latest reports relevant to a managing executive.
Rather, it appears that Hillary is either helpless or unwilling to perform even the most menial and trivial of daily tasks... A person who was actually in the habit of e-mailing her drink orders to aides at the State Department: "Pls call Sarah and ask her if she can get me some iced tea." The e-mails show that Hillary is either helpless or unwilling to perform even the most menial and trivial of daily tasks. Ponder that one again for a moment: She e-mailed one person to call yet another person with an order to bring her a beverage. A normal person, incapacitated and laid out in a hospital bed, can usually get beverage service in fewer steps than what Hillary was requesting.
I've cut out an important part in the middle there, due to fair use, so I suggest you click. Miller also throws a hat-tip to the Free Beacon for exploring Hillary's growing dementia.
Are you ready for "President" Abedin?

Top Clinton Spokeswoman admits Clinton doesn't think things through:

Inside Hillary Clinton’s tinfoil-hat brigade
Blumenthal’s unreliability bothered other Democrats. The New York Times reports that some Clinton aides “viewed him suspiciously for his conspiratorial bent; some nicknamed him ‘G.K.,’ for grassy knoll” — as in the knoll at the center of endless Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories.

A wise public official would keep Blumenthal at a distance and view everything he said with skepticism. Hillary did the opposite. She absorbed his guidance, shared it with her immediate staff (and even some American diplomats) and urged him to keep the emails and phone calls coming.

And he did.
Much more at the link. Another "tin foil Hat" topic which originally arose from Hillary's 2008 campaign were rumors that Obama was born in Kenya. Was Blumenthal the origin of the "birthers"? It seems highly likely. That would explain the Obama disdain for Sid the Shiv.


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