Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Email Scandal and Iowa Postmortem Continue at

Apparently Hillary wasn't the only person sending classified data from a private email account. An email from Sen. John Kerry, now Secretary of State containing classified information was received by then Sec. Clinton on her private, unsecured email server from his private account. Does anybody bother to follow the rules? Is America Ruled By Law or Ruled by Power?. Now we know that President Obama sent 18 emails to Hillary at her private unsecured server, but we can't know what's in them due to executive privilege:
The administration’s rationale is remarkable: Releasing them, the White House and State Department say, would compromise “the president’s ability to receive unvarnished advice and counsel” from top government officials.
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To summarize, we have a situation in which (a) Obama knowingly communicated with Clinton over a non-government, non-secure e-mail system; (b) Obama and Clinton almost certainly discussed matters that are automatically deemed classified under the president’s own guidelines; and (c) at least one high-ranking government official (Petraeus) has been prosecuted because he failed to maintain the security of highly sensitive intelligence that included policy-related conversations with Obama.
Why, it's almost like no one in this administration gives a damn about security. Compare and contrast with the affaire d'Plame, where, after journalist Robert Novak revealed that Valeria Plame was a CIA something or other (the record seems clear she was not an active agent at the time), the CIA demanded an investigation, and Scooter Libby, an aide to Dick Cheney was convicted of lying under oath, while the person who actually revealed Plame's identity to Novak, Richard Armitage, an aide to Sec. Def. Powell, was not sanctioned at all.

There are still (barely) signs of life in the Senatorial investigation into Hillary's email issues as Grassley probes Clinton aide's refusal to cooperate with investigators.
Mills intervened when a watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, submitted a FOIA request for records "sufficient to show the number of email accounts of, or associated with, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton."

"Ms. Mills and senior department officials knew about Secretary Clinton's use of private email for official correspondence since they were sending emails to her non-government email address," Grassley wrote in his letters Monday. "They would have known instantly of records responsive to that request."

"Yet, it was approximately five months later before the department officially responded to CREW's request for email accounts associated with Secretary Clinton," the Iowa Republican continued. "And its response was misleading, at best: 'no records responsive to your request were located.' "
But I thought Cheryl Mills was absolutely protected by attorney/client privilege?

And from the "color me shocked" files ‘Today Show’ Sandbags Palin, Doesn’t Ask Hillary About Email Scandal. NBC, CBS, ABC and NPR all ought to count in Hillary's campaign budget.

Speaking of the incestuous relationship between the media and democrats in general and Hillary in particular, Clinton Donated $100K to New York Times Group the Same Year Paper Endorsed Her. Nope, no conflict of interest there, Move On! to CBS anchors chuckle when Hillary Clinton says she can't be bought. Especially when she's the one paying (extra) for favorable coverage. Serial fabulist, and occasional reporter of "facts" Brian Williams expressed his concern for her sleeping schedule:
[O]ne final question and that is, compared to a lot of others, you do have a well-financed campaign. You're doing your own polling as opposed to waiting for newspapers to come out with theirs. How optimistic are you? How much sleep have you budgeted for tonight into tomorrow? After all, facing a tough one in New Hampshire where you're battling a neighboring senator?
The Iowa Caucuses, in which Hillary pulled a razor thin victory over avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders after accusations of voter intimidation, 90 precincts reporting under suspicious circumstances, and 6 suspiciously convenient coin-flip wins (1 chance in 64) left people mulling over How Iowa went wrong for Hillary Clinton. Her vaunted field organization performed as expected. But she didn't. Well, she is brain damaged, after all. And How Hillary Clinton Survives the Iowa Disaster. My guess is boiler makers. Hillary's Angry, Death-Stare 'Victory' Speech in Iowa. You just don't move them anymore.

It just sucks when your upstaged by the weird guy in the third row:

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