Saturday, January 23, 2016

Still Waiting for the Blizzard News to Subside

Since we're respecting the governments wishes that we "shelter in place" for the duration of Winter Storm Jonas, aka El Ninsnowmaggedocoplypse, I might as well clear the bin while the snow falls and the wind blows.

El Ninsnowmaggedocoplypse even got into the email story as the State Department used the half day shutdown of the federal government in Washington due to the storm to plead for a one month extension on their deadline to produce the final batch of Hillary's State Department emails.

Fallout from the latest revelations from Hillary's Homebrew Email server continue. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, joins chorus of people calling for criminal charges. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates agrees with my conclusion that it's a near certainty that Hillary's server was hacked by one or more unfriendly powers, mentioning Russia, China and Iran. My hope is that the Israelis will tell us what was really there. That's bad enough after recent revelations that the server hosted highly secret "Special Access Program" secrets, but yesterday we heard that the server also bore secrets pertaining to "human intelligence sources," aka spies. Curiously, the link to the original Fox News story by Catherine Herridge seems to have gone bad, but other articles have quotes from the article as it appeared.
At least one of the emails on Hillary Clinton's private server contained extremely sensitive information identified by an intelligence agency as "HCS-O," which is the code used for reporting on human intelligence sources in ongoing operations, according to two sources not authorized to speak on the record.

Both sources are familiar with the intelligence community inspector general’s January 14 letter to Congress, advising the Oversight committees that intelligence beyond Top Secret -- known as Special Access Program (SAP) -- was identified in the Clinton emails, as well the supporting documents from the affected agencies that owned the information and have final say on classification.

According to a December 2013 policy document released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence: “The HSC-0 compartment (Operations) is used to protect exceptionally fragile and unique IC (intelligence community) clandestine HUMINT operations and methods that are not intended for dissemination outside of the originating agency.”
Remember when liberals were so up in arms that Richard Armitage outed Valeria Plame that they put Scooter Libby in jail?  Good times!

The Observer observes that Women Won’t Save Hillary' It seems women don’t like pandering but Top Democrats, and a little bit of Hollywood, are rushing to Iowa to boost Hillary Clinton. But Hillary probably doesn't help her case much by giving a 5 minute speech to Iowans who waited around in the cornfields for her for hours. Actually, she was just the opening act for Demi Lovato. The Bern is steadily playing tortoise to her hare, having cut her lead in South Carolina in half. And after Clinton campaign surrogate David Brock excoriated the Sanders "Simon and Garfunkel" campaign ad for it's ineffable whiteness, Tommy Cristopher of Mediaite had the chutzpah to notice that Hillary Clinton’s Iowa Closing Argument Ad Is Also Mighty White.

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