Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post's Fact Checker Spinner has reviewed some of Hillary's major pronouncements of the first anniversary of the public revelation that Clinton's were running a super sercret hyper secure email server, first in their basement in Chappaqua and then in the bathroom of a supporter's ISP, and has come away with a mixed bag of lies: Fact checking the Hillary Clinton email controversy.
Hillary Clinton’s claim that ‘everything I did [on emails] was permitted’ - 3 Pinocchios
Clinton’s claims about receiving or sending ‘classified material’ on her private email system - 2 Pinocchios
Hillary Clinton’s claim that ‘everyone’ knew ‘I was using a personal email’ - 2 Pinocchios
Hillary Clinton’s incomplete timeline on her personal email account - 3 Pinocchios
Hillary Clinton’s claim that 90 percent of her emails were ‘in the system’ - 3 Pinocchios
How did ‘top secret’ emails end up on Hillary Clinton’s server? - 2 Pinocchios
Why the Clinton email scandal and the Petraeus leak are not really alike - 2 Pinocchios
For an average rating of 2.4. Using my patented Washington Post fact checking algorithm of adding two to any claims about Democrats, and subtracting for any claims about Republicans, that results in a 4.4 on a scale of 4.
Yesterday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch informed Congress that even if the FBI recommended prosecution of Senator Secretary Clinton, she would not feel obliged to follow it, citing prosecutorial indiscretion. Of course, that's technically true, but if the FBI recommends prosecution, and the DOJ refuses, the fallout from FBI director Comey could be radioactive: FBI Chief James Comey Stirs Tensions, Becomes Political Problem for WH. Like an Ostrich, Debby Wasserman-Schultz keeps her head firmly in the sand 'There's No One Facing the Threat of Indictment on Our Side'. Either that, or she really knows the fix is in. The Democrats may just decide to brazen it out.
And now, Republicans sue State Department for Clinton emails. This above and beyond the 30000 emails off the supersecret squirrel server:
The RNC said it filed the lawsuits after the State Department failed to respond in a timely manner to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted in December. It sought the information to ensure the public has information to decide if Clinton is "fit to serve" as president, the RNC said in a statement.The remainder today is a very odd lot:
The first lawsuit seeks emails, BlackBerry Messenger or text messages between then-Secretary of State Clinton and several key senior aides, including her chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and director of policy planning, Jake Sullivan.
The second lawsuit seeks emails and other electronic exchanges between nearly a dozen State Department officials and any Clinton associate using one of more than a dozen different internet domain names. It covers the period between Feb. 1, 2013, when Clinton left the job, and Dec. 4, 2015.
The request includes any emails to the State Department officials from Clinton's campaign website, HillaryClinton.com, or the website of former President Bill Clinton's foundation, ClintonFoundation.org.
From Michele Malkin, via Wombat-soscho's "In The Mailbox: 03.09.16", Hillary’s Federal Education Jackboot Squad
Brace yourselves, parents: Hillary Clinton’s Fed Ed jackboot squad is from the government and is here to “help.”The only military the liberals approve of is the one being created to control it's own citizens.
Clinton wants a cadre of new government educrats to undo the decades-old damage of old government educrats in America’s worst public schools. She pitched her creepy proposal at the Democratic presidential debate in Michigan on Sunday for an “education SWAT team” to swarm down and rescue students from failing districts in decrepit cities such as Detroit (run by whom? Oh, yeah. Democrats!).
“I want to set-up inside the Department of Education, for want of a better term, kind of an education SWAT team, if you will,” Clinton explained in a bizarre, semi-blaccent, “where we’ve got qualified people, teachers, principals, maybe folks who are retired, maybe folks who are active, but all of whom are willing to come and help.”
Clinton’s SWAT team solution, you should know, is like all her other authoritarian plans: a moldy, recycled oldie. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education already has a real military-like enforcement division housed in its Office of the Inspector General — and armed with its own arsenal of Remington pump-action shotguns and Glock pistols.
A New York billionaire decides to pass on a presidential bid. Bloomberg’s big kiss to Hillary Clinton. I was looking forward to him forming a third party bid.
Warning: From the Department of Things that can't bee unseen.
Hispandering with Hillary. The democrats have decided they need to destroy America to save it.
Hillary's War of choice: U.S. Commander in Africa Says Libya Is a Failed State.
Making his appeal more selective: Bill Clinton cancels on small crowd due to ‘bad weather’
“Unless we make the next crowd five times this size,” Kansas City Mayor Sly James told the small audience, “unless we commit to getting out the vote, unless we commit to doing the things that are necessary for us to prevail, when it’s time to prevail,” they won’t win.According to Grover Norquist, Clinton lost the election during the last debate, when she just "said no" to fracking:
“Under her new rules, fracking would exist almost nowhere,” the president and founder of Americans for Tax Reform told CNBC’s ” Squawk on the Street .” “Democrats used to be able to insult the energy industry because they lived in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Alaska [and] they don’t vote Democrat. But she declared war on Pennsylvania and Ohio with that statement. That’s not the way to win the election.”Her gun control stance won't help in those states either: Correcting the record on Hillary’s PLCAA claims. They want to sue gun makers out of existence because the legislators have not been inclined to do so. And from her left: The warmongers’ vote goes to Clinton over Trump
Last week, 117 ‘‘members of the Republican national security community” signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump. It made me think the bellicose billionaire, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, isn’t quite as bad as I thought.So, did you hear that Hillary lost the great state of Michigan to Bernie? Democratic debate preview: Hillary tries to rally after Michigan loss. But Hillary supporters have no fear, the fix really is in thanks to super delegates.
‘‘His vision of American influence and power in the world is wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle,” it complains. ‘‘He swings from isolationism to military adventurism within the space of one sentence.”
Although there is some truth to that critique, an inconsistent skepticism of foreign intervention is better than none at all. That is why I have trouble agreeing with Eliot Cohen, the neoconservative foreign-policy expert who organized the letter, when he says, ‘‘Hillary is the lesser evil, by a large margin.”
And finally, on news that Hillary spent $90,000 on a "play list" of songs for her campaign, Rand Paul offered some suggestions:
1. Fleetwood Mac's "Little Lies" because Clinton isn't a candidate who tells the truth,
2. Matchbox 20's "3AM" because she said she was ready for the 3:00a.m. call but wasn't,
3. Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me", hat tipped to Saturday Night Live,
. . . and Andy Grammar's "Good to Be Alive," saying it had "nothing to do with anything" but suggesting to "play this loud wherever you are," especially if watching the Democratic debate:
I've been grinding so long, been trying this shit for yearsAnd I got nothing to show, just climbing this rope right hereAnd if there's a man upstairs, he kept bringing me rain. . .